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        The Complete Sherlock Holmes

      New York: Garden City Publishing Company, Inc., 1938. New York: Garden City Publishing Company, Inc.,, 1938. With a preface by Christopher Morley. Octavo (203 × 136 mm). Bound by Maurin in crimson half crushed morocco, with red cloth sides, spine lettered in gilt with gilt raised bands and floral design in gilt to compartments, boards single ruled in gilt, top edge gilt. A fine copy in a deluxe binding. The first collected edition of the Holmes stories in one volume, in a deluxe binding.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Coward-McCann, Inc. (1938), New York - INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page: "For Roger Seccombe/with the best wishes of/Thornton Wilder/New Haven/November/1938." Laid in is a 2-page AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS) "Thornton Wilder" written on the recto and verso of a single sheet of personal stationery addressed to Seccombe and inserted in a handwritten, postmarked envelope addressed by Wilder to Roger Seccombe dated 25 October 1941 tipped in at the front endpaper. In full: "Many thanks for your letter. It is a great pleasure to hear from any relative or friend of my friend whom I admire so much. I wish I were in Chicago and could have some talks with your son. However, I rejoined the faculty this past summer alone, after four years' absence, and do not foresee when I shall return there again. This is a double disappointment, because I should also like to ask him many questions about Antioch -- a place which all teachers watch with such interest. I have just returned from England where I spent the month of September and I am very eager -- if all my accumulated work will only permit -- to go up to Peterboro and tell Mary of all the absorbing and sad and finally magnificent things I saw there. Tell your son that I hope to see him some day and never to hesitate to call on me, if he hears that I am in the vicinity. Sincerely yours, Thornton Wilder." In September of 1941, Wilder went to England to attend a congress of the International PEN (Poets, Essayists, and Novelists) Club. The main theme of the congress was "Literature and the World after the War," but the heart of the issue was the responsibility of the writer in time of war. Wilder was part of a vocal group that opposed the president of British PEN, Storm Jameson, who insisted that members commit themselves exclusively to propaganda for the Allied cause. (Stein, Gertrude; Wilder; Thornton; Burns, Edward McNall; Dydo, Ulla E.; Rice, William. THE LETTERS OF GERTRUDE STEIN AND THORNTON WILDER. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006; page 297). When not caught up in navigating the politics of PEN, Wilder wrote to American educational philosopher Robert Maynard Hutchins that his days in London, "were crowded with inspections of ruins, defense activities, airplane factories, bomber commands, luncheons, interviews with works, journalists. Ministers, dinners, writers, and so on" (Wilder, Thornton; Wilder, Robin G.; Bryer, Jackson R. THE SELECTED LETTERS OF THORNTON WILDER. New York: Harper Perennial, 2009; page 400). It is perhaps to this variety of experiences while in London which Wilder refers in this letter when he says, "I have just returned from England where I spent the month of September and I am very eager -- if all my accumulated work will only permit -- to go up to Peterboro and tell Mary of all the absorbing and sad and finally magnificent things I saw there." Some sunning to covers. About Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper. The letter has a crease from folding, otherwise Fine, with envelope [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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      Doubleday, Doran & Company, New York 1938 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "FIRST EDITION" printed on the copyright page. This copy is SIGNED by Daphne du Maurier. The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with slight wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. A sharp copy SIGNED by the author with a beautiful facsimile dustjacket from the original. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Mary Duchess of Bedford 1865-1937 2 Volumes

      London: John Murray, 1938. London: John Murray, 1938. Detailed book on the life of Mary Duchess of Bedford 1865-1937, the two volumes have 480 pages in total in bright clean condition, with two sides untrimmed and top edge gold, the gold is a little dulled. Many B/w photographs and illustrations, all present as listed, plus very informative text. NO dustwrappers, outer boards are rubbed and worn on edges and on spines. Front endpaper of volume one has small splits to paper at inner hinge but the binding is sound. VERY HEAVY BOOKS 2.2 Kg with packing EXTRA POSTAGE REQUIRED FOR OVERSEAS. Though not perfect still a pleasing pair of books SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. First Edition First Printing. Half Leather/ Boards. Good Plus/No Jacket. 9 ¾ x 6 ¾ Inches. Hardcover.

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        Ein Trostbüchlein für Vormänner : [Zum 12. Mai 1938 f. d. 85jähr. Adam Karrillon u. a. Vormänner hergest.]. [Ch. H. Kleukens]

      [s. l.] : [s. n.] (Druck: Mainz : Ernst Ludwig-Presse), 1938.. 35 S. ; Kl.-8°, Halbleinen, Kopfgoldschnitt, auf Japanpapier gedruckt im Pp.-Schuber. ExLibris; 1 von nur 85 Exemplaren, - gutes Exemplar

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bläschke Einzelunternehmen]
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        Baustelle Erneuerung der Düsenanlage am Kochemer Tunnel. - [Privates Fotoalbum von 1938].

      1938 1938 - Fotoalbum, 25 Bll. mit 99 montierten Fotos im Format 9 x 6 cm, Lnbd., Schnurbindung, 18,5 x 27 cm (quer). Privates Fotoalbum des Bauleiters (?) Pentzin. Die 99 Fotos dokumentieren die Fortschritte auf der Baustelle vom Beginn der Sanierung der Entlüftungstechnik am 20. April 1938 bis zum Ende der Arbeiten am 3. November 1938. Alle Fotos tragen teils mehrzeilige handschriftliche Legenden. Die Fotos sind kontrastreich und von guter handwerklicher Qualität (sowohl die Außen-, als auch die Innenansichten). - Die Seidenhemdchen teils etwas eselsohrig und mit Knicken. Sonst und insgesamt gutes, gepflegtes Exemplar. 802 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Tautenhahn]
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      Gollancz , 1938. Gollancz , 1938. First edition. Full navy morocco with gilt titles to the spine. Top edge gilt. Inscribed by the author to her close friend Foy Quiller Couch. "Foy - with my love Daphne, August 1938." A very good copy, with a wonderful association. The author's highlight and Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. Published in the summer of 1938 Rebecca was met with great critical acclaim, even being compared to Bronte's Jane Eyre by one reviewer. This copy presented to Du Maurier's great friend Foy Quiller-Couch, who was a close confidante and with whom the author would discuss her plans and story lines during rides through the Cornish countryside.

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books]
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        Brighton Rock

      Heinemann, UK 1938 - 1st Edition 2nd Imp 1938. Printed two months after the 1st Edition and in the same format. Book is near very good and quite bright. Pages age toned and quite foxed to edges. Contents good. The cloth is lightly soiled and foxed. PLEASE DOUBLE CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO ENLARGE. Digital images available upon request. Ref 6969 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd PBFA]
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      Nijgh & van Ditmar, Rotterdam 1938 - cloth in a Dust Jacket; 8vo Size up to 9 3/4" tall (Octavo) 366 pages Zeldzaam met stofomslag, Zeer fraai exemplaar, Stofomslag nagenoeg gaaf, slechts 2 piepkleine scheurtjes bij de rug ca. 0,5 cm en 1 klein scheurtje bij voorplat. ISBN: geen / none , . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Henk van der Burg]
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        Architekturnaja gazeta (Architekturzeitung). 1938 (29 Hefte). No. 1: Tipowye projekty schilych domow NKTP SSSR. (Musterprojekte der Wohnhäuser des Volkskommissariat für Panzerindustrie). No. 2: Moskowskie schkoly stroitelstwa 1937 godu. (Moskauer Schulen für das Bauwesen im Jahre 1937). No. 3: Dworez Sowetogo Sojusa SSR. (Palast der UdSSR). No. 4: Zastrojka ulizy Gorkogo. (Bebauung der Gorki-Strasse). No. 5: Zentralnyj Muzej W. I. Lenina. (Hauptmuseum "W. I. Lenin"). No. 6: Sanatorij w Kislowodske. (Sanatorium in Kislowodsk). No. 7: Stanzija metro "Ploschtschad rewoluzii". (Metrostation "Platz der Revolution"). No. 8: Stanzija metro "Kurskij woksal". (Metrostation "Kurski Bahnhof"). No. 9: Uniwersalnye magasiny. (Warenhäuser). No. 10: Diplomnye raboty. (Diplomarbeiten). No. 11: Da zdrastwujet XX godowschtschina Krasnoj armii. (Es lebe der 20. Jahrestag der Roten Armee). No. 12: Filial Institut Marksa-Engelsa-Lenina w Tbilisi. (Filialgebäude des Marx-Engels-Lenin Instituts in Tiflis). No. 14: Raboty schenschtschin-architektorow. (Arbeiten von Architektinnen). No. 18: Mosty reki Jausy. (Brücken des Flusses Jausa). No. 19: Zentralnyj stadion SSSR. (Hauptstadion der UdSSR). No. 20: Raboty architekturnoj mastesterskoj NKTP. (Arbeiten der Architekurabteilung des Volkskommissariat für Panzerindustrie). No. 21: Krupno-blotschnoe stroitelstwo w Leningrade. (Grosse Bauten in Leningrad). No. 23: Planirowka g. Rybinska. (Anordnung der Stadt Rybinsk). No. 25: Projekty stanzij tretej otscheredi Moskowskogo metropolitena imeni L. M. Kaganowitscha. (Projekte der Moskauer Metro "L. M. Kaganowitsch". No. 26: Botanitscheskij sad Akademii Nauk SSSR. (Botanischer Garten der Akademie der Wissenschaften der UdSSR). No. 27: Planirowka goroda ordschonikidse. (Anordnung der Stadt Ordschonikidse). No. 29: Schkoly Leningrada. (Schulen Leningrads). No. 31: Turistskie i sportiwnye sooruschenija. (Gebäude für Sport und Tourismus). No. 32: Sdanija chudoschestwennych utschilischtsch. (Gebäude für die Kunstschule). No. 33: Dom pravitelstwa UCCR w Kiewe. (Regierungshaus der USSR in Kiew). No. 34: Diplomnye projekty moskowskogo architekturnogo instituta. (Diplom-Arbeiten des Moskauer Architekturinstituts). No. 35: Raboty architektora A. G. Mordwinowa. (Werke des Architekten A. G. Mordwinow). No. 36: Gorkowskij Radius moskowskogo metropolitena imeni L. M. Kaganowitscha. (Gorkowskij Umkreis. Moskauer Metro "L. M. Kaganowitsch"). No. 61: Dom Prawitelstwa Grusinskoj SSR. (Regierungshaus der Georgischen SSR)..

      Moskau, Glavlit,. 45 x 31 cm, Tadell. Preis in CHF: 1045. Text russ. Beilage zur Zeitung "Za Industrializaciju", ein Propagandainstrument der Partei im Dienste der raschen Industriealisierung. - Konservative Architektur stalinistischer Prägung.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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      London: Cassell, 1938. London: Cassell, 1938. First Edition; preceding the American edition by several years. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with a darkened spine.

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      [London], 4. XI. 1938.. 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. Kl.-4to.. An einen Mr. Betts [?] wegen eines Radiointerviews: "[...] I'm sorry but I prefer to 'rest silent in my work' just now: and I can think of half a dozen more representative sculptors than myself [...]". - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Adresse.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Oeuvre plastique. Peintures et dessins, architecture. Avant-propos de Jean Badovici. Paris, Albert Morance 1938. 4to. 30 S. mit zahlr. Abb. im Text, 36 Taf. u. 4 farbigen Orig.-Lithographien. Illustr. Orig.-Halbleinenmappe.

      . . Die bedeutende Monographie über das künstlerische Werk Le Corbusiers mit 4 farbigen Orig.-Lithographien. Schönes Exemplar dieser seltenen Veröffentlichung.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schmidt & Günther Einzelunte]
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        Murder at the New York World's Fair.

      New York: Random House, 1938 - Octavo. Original blue and orange cloth, titles to spine and decoration to front board in blue. With the dust jacket. Faint spotting to spine, some foxing to endpapers and margins of last leaves. An excellent copy in a rubbed jacket with a few tiny chips and short closed tears. First edition, first printing. The heroine of this mystery is a convalescing widow in her late sixties whose adventure takes off as she stows away from her unsympathetic family on a train bound for the New York World's Fair. Random House commissioned Phoebe Atwood Taylor (1909–1976) to write Murder at the New York World's Fair to accompany the much publicized event of the same name which took place in 1939. It is the only novel the author wrote under the pseudonym Freeman Dana (she also wrote as Alice Tilton). Scarce in dust jacket. Hubin pp. 105 & 389. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        History of a Fishing Trip: Written to Order by the Keeper of the Records

      Privately printed by the author 1938 - Brown cloth-backed boards with cover title in gilt; 8vo; 130pp; not illustrated; limited to 100 unnumbered copies. A salmon fishing trip to the Jupiter River, Anticosti Island, Quebec, Canada in the summer of 1933. There were 5 sports present: Ward, Douglas, McCloy, Lowery and Belknap, the president of Consolidated Paper, whom the previous four met in Montreal and convinced him to join the party. A successful venture, indeed, as nearly 150 salmon were taken. Although Lowery's name is not listed as the author, it is assumed he is the keeper of the records. An appendix at end of book lists all the anglers, the pools and their catches. One of only a handful of books written about salmon fishing at Anticosti as the OCLC locates but 3 copies. This copy in very good condition with slight rubbing along extremities, internally clean. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: David Foley Sporting Books]
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        The Case of the Substitute Face

      New York: William Morrow, 1938. New York: William Morrow, 1938. First Edition. About fine in a price-clipped dust jacket with very light wear.

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.]
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        Der Leviathan in der Staatslehre des Thomas Hobbes. Sinn und Fehlschlag eines politischen Symbols.

      Hamburg, Hanseatische Verlagsanstalt, 1938.. 8°. 132 SS., 2 Bll. Original-Leinen mit Schutzumschlag. Erste Ausgabe des bedeutenden Kommentars zum Hauptwerk von Thomas Hobbes. - Schönes Exemplar, nur der Umschlag gering berieben und an eine Ecken mit unauffälligem, kleinem, hinterlegtem Risschen, sonst bemerkenswert frisch!.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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        Laughter in the Dark

      Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1938. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1938. First American Edition; first binding. A little cloth wear; very good in a dust jacket with very moderate rubbing and soiling.

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.]
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        The Indian Costume Book

      The Seton Village Press, Santa Fe, NM 1938 - The present copy is a presentation copy not numbered nor simply signed but inscribed by the author dated June 6, 1938 and the illustrator Ernest Thompson Seton with his signature small drawing of an animal's paw print dated Sept. 13, 1938, limited to 100 copies embellished by hand with color and (numbered & signed by the author and the illustrator.) All are hand-bound by Marceil Taylor in 1/4 brown cloth over wooden boards with five metal studs to front and rear boards, decoratively stamped near bottom corner in green, title in white on spine (faded). This work contains the dress of the various Indian tribes, includes a map which designates the distribution of the Indian tribes from the Arctic to Mexico. Wear to spine ends, wooden boards rubbed. Large Octavo [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA]
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        Summer Moonshine.

      London: Herbert Jenkins Limited, 1938 - Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and upper board in black, red top-stain. With the dust jacket. Top-stain faded, spine a little rolled. An excellent copy in the jacket that is rubbed and nicked at the extremities, a closed tear to the spine panel, and a small chip to the lower panel. First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in the US in the previous year. McIlvaine A59b. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        I Should Have Stayed Home (First UK Edition)

      London: Arthur Barker, 1938. London: Arthur Barker, 1938. First UK Edition. The UK edition of the author's third book (published the same year as the American) is one of the most difficult to find, this being the only collectible, jacketed copy we have encountered. Jacket is quite nice, with a tiny chip at the heel, a single short closed tear, and slight tanning to the spine. One of the earliest novels to expose the dark side of Hollywood, predating several better-known predecessors (e.g., Day of the Locust, What Makes Sammy Run? and The Last Tycoon).& & Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        The Hobbit J.R.R. Tolkien 1938 1st Ed/1st printing

      Houghton Mifflin Company, 1938 . This book is in good condition. It is an exlibrary book. The book has been rebound in green hardcover, but the original endpapers are still present. There is a bookplate and small clipping in the front, a pocket and stamp in the rear, and a stamp on the rear of the title page. There are no markings of any other kind. A few pages have some foxing, but most of the book is clean. This book contains all 4 original color illustrations and all 9 black and white illustrations, with none missing or removed.  This is a First Edition, 1st state with bowing hobbit on the title page and the Chapter VII heading incorrectly labeled "Chapter VI". A rare copy of Tolkien's classic work.

      [Bookseller: The Lion's End, Antiquarian Books]
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        The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1938. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1938. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt on black ground, author's name to upper board in black. With the dust jacket. Housed in a brown cloth slipcase. Contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper. Very short closed tear to cloth at head of spine, endpapers partially tanned. An excellent copy in the rubbed and creased jacket. First edition, first printing. The volume reprints the short stories from In Our Time, Men Without Women, and Winner Take Nothing; it also contains the first printing of the play The Fifth Column, written under bombardment in Madrid during the Spanish Civil War, and four previously uncollected stories.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Helen Keller's Journal 1936-1937 (SIGNED!!)

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1938. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.. 1938. First edition. Hardcover. Fine. SIGNEDIN PENCIL BY HELEN KELLER ON FIRST BLANK LEAF. First Edition. c.1938. Hardcover. Blue cloth. 8vo. vi + 313pp. Fine in glassine dustwrapper. In shelfworn / soiled original slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        T.E. LAWRENCE TO HIS BIOGRAPHER: ROBERT GRAVES AND LIDDELL HART Information about himself, in the form of letters, notes, answers to questions and conversations.

      Faber & Faber 1938 - Two volumes. Number 46 of 500 copies issued for sale in the UK, out of a total print run of 1000. Volume One is signed by Robert Graves and Volume Two by Liddell Hart. Red and grey buckram respectively, with contrasting title labels and gilt lettering. Top edge gilt and others untrimmed. Both volumes housed in the publisher's grey cloth slipcase. A fine bright set, with a little fading to the spines. Each volume with frontis portrait of Lawrence. Graves wrote an authorised biography of Lawrence in 1927 and Liddell Hart wrote a biography in 1934. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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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"

      New York: "Doubleday, Doran & Company", 1938. New York: "Doubleday, Doran & Company". 1938. "First edition limited to 1000 copies of which 500 copies are printed for the United States, this set no. 235, 2 volumes, 8vo; frontispieces, title pages printed in brown and black; original cloth in buff decorative dust jackets, t.e.g., matching board slipcase; jackets rather unevenly toned, old tape repair to slipcase, else a near fine, unopened set. Signed by Graves and Hart. & & Higginson & Williams A49a."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        Fahnen gegen Fetzen.

      Dr. Hans Riegler Verlag für vaterländische Literatur, Berlin, 1938.. Original Signatur vom Autor Friedrich Christian Prinz zu Schaumburg-Lippe 99 Seiten, Text in Frakturschrift. 18 - 23,5 cm, in Ganzleinen mit geprägtem Titel und gefärbtem Kopfschnitt. Zustand okay. 8°, gebundene Ausgabe Exemplar antiquarisch gut erhalten, Original Signatur vom Autor Friedrich Christian Prinz zu Schaumburg-Lippe, Frakturschrift, Seiten alters- sowie papierbedingt leicht gebräunt, mit Gebrauchsspuren HalleMitte 16.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Buchhandel Daniel Viertel Ei]
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      Berlin-Zurich - Atlantis-Verlag, 1938. Berlin-Zurich - Atlantis-Verlag, 1938 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A pair of volumes of this uncommon German publication on many topics, including the people of the world, wildlife, history, art, and much more. In German. Illustrated throughout with numerous photographs and plates, many of which are coloured. Martin Hrlimann (November 12, 1897 in Zrich March 4, 1984 in Zrich) was a Swiss photographer. His work was published in a number of books. Volumes III and X. Condition: In a blue cloth binding. Externally sound, though with some marks and light bumping. Hinge slightly strained. Internally,generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places. Pages are bright and clean. Overall: GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Arms and the Covenant

      London: George G. Harrap, 1938. London: George G. Harrap, 1938. First Edition; 5000 copies were printed. A fine copy in a jacket with light wear and tear; in a custom clamshell box. Inscribed by the author, ?To Mrs. Gamble from Winston S. Churchill, July, 1938.?

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.]
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      40 - London - William H. Robinson Ltd, 1938. 40 - London - William H. Robinson Ltd, 1938 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A selection of Robinson's catalogues on books and manuscripts, bound in one. Featuring photographic images of many books and manuscripts described and illustrated title pages. Catalogue 65 explores books and manuscripts that are remarkable for their condition, and includes a particularly valuable copy of Chaucer'sCanterbury Tales. Catalogue 69 features rare books and manuscripts, and describes a rare broadsheet of Little Tom the Sailor by William Blake. Finally catalogue 70 lists books and manuscripts relating to America. This includes the Library of George Grenville who was the prompter of theStamp Act, and was therefore one of the main agents in the genesis of the USA. Condition: In a half calf binding with cloth boards. Externally, smart with slight rubbing to the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Small closed tear to illustrated title page of catalogue 65. Pages are bright and clean, aside from light tide marks to front endpapers. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        XXe Siecle. No.4. Christmas 1938

      Paris: Chroniques du Jour, 1938. XXe Siecle. No.4. French edition, Christmas 1938. Paris. With original prints by Matisse, de Chirico, Miro, Arp, Laurens, Magnelli, Zadkine, Helion, Duchamp and Max Bill. Very rare. In very good condition: cover slightly worn as same of the spine, no splits inside or discoloration on the prints, no creases or foxing inside the book, one text page with minor defect. More pictures on request.

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA-ILAB)]
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        Out of Africa

      New York, (1938): Random House. New York, (1938): Random House First printing. The true account of the author's life on her plantation in Kenya and of the animals and natives of the area.389pp., bound in 1/4 black cloth over brick cloth pictorially stamped in gilt depicting a tall bird, spine gilt. A very clean bright copy with just a bit of tanning to paste downs mostly likely from the binder's glue, in a lovely unclipped pictorial dust jacket showing some tanning to spine and rear panel. Very nice. . First American Edition. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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        The Greville Memoirs 1814-1860, 8 volumes, complete

      Macmillan, 1938. Macmillan, 1938. Limited Edition of 600 copies.. Hardcover.. Very good condition./No dust jackets.. Spines slightly faded.

      [Bookseller: Harvest Book Co]
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        The Bridge in the Jungle

      New York: Alfred A Knopf, 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.

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        G.G. Böhmer. Buchgraphische Bestrebungen und Lösungen. Herausgegeben vom Schweizerischen Typographenbund.

      Bern, Sonderdruck der "Typographischen Monatsblätter", 6. Jahrgang, 2. Heft, 1938.. Gross-4°. 20 n.n. S. Mit 19 s/w. Abbildungen und 7 farbigen montierten Abbildungen. Originalbroschur mit Fadenbindung.. Mit einer eigenhändigen ganzseitigen Zeichnung von Gunter Böhmer mit handschriftlicher Widmung an Emmy Ball-Hennings, dazu ein 25zeiliger handschriftlicher Brief von Gunter Böhmer an Emmy Ball-Hennings, in dem er Bezug auf "Das flüchtige Spiel" von Emmy Ball-Hennings nimmt, das er illustrieren soll. - Einband, Schnitt und innen stellenweise fleckig.

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        The Yearling

      Scribner's, New York 1938 - Very good in a very good dust jacket. Copyright 1938 stated on the copyright page and "A" also present on copyright page, with first issue dust jacket showing the original $2.50 price on the front flap. Book has minor soiling on covers and spine is slightly tanned. Dust jacket has chipping at the corners and spine ends; a couple of closed tears; small piece missing at front panel next to front hinge. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Podzigateli vojny. (Sie wollen den Krieg)

      Moskwa (Moskau), Yskusstvo, 1938.. Illustr. Opbd., Einband Gebrsp., Ecken u. Kanten beschabt, Buchblock wenig verzogen, einige Seiten im Randbereich fingerfleckig, Klammern etw. angerostet, 2 Lagen mit je 2 Blättern lose, 111 Seiten auf festem sauberen Papier mit 109 ganzseitigen Schwarz-Weiss-Illustrationen (letzte Illustr. zweifarbig) u. Bildtext, 22 x 26,7 cm, Text in russischer Sprache, Erstausgabe.. Der Band beinhaltet berühmte Graphiken des sowjetischen Karrikaturist Efimov der 1900 in Kiew geboren wurde und 2008 starb. Seit 1922 arbeitete er am Magazin "Krokodil" und den Tageszeitungen Pravda und Izvestiia mit. 1 von 5000 Exemplaren. Weltweit einziges Exemplar in öffentlichen Bibliotheken.

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        LLANTO EN LA SANGRE. Romances 1933 - 1936

      - Madrid, Ediciones Españolas, s.a. (1938) Dibujos de Miguel Prieto. Prólogo de Manuel Altolaguirre. 110 p. 1 h. 8º. Cubiertas originales levemente rozadas y con mínima mancha. Muy buen ejemplar. 1ª edición. Primera edición. Raro. 1st edition. First edition. Libro en español. Book in Spanish. Literatura española. Libro en español. Book in Spanish. Poesía. Generación del 27. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Mary Duchess of Bedford 1865-1937 2 Volumes

      John Murray, London 1938 - Detailed book on the life of Mary Duchess of Bedford 1865-1937, the two volumes have 480 pages in total in bright clean condition, with two sides untrimmed and top edge gold, the gold is a little dulled. Many B/w photographs and illustrations, all present as listed, plus very informative text. NO dustwrappers, outer boards are rubbed and worn on edges and on spines. Front endpaper of volume one has small splits to paper at inner hinge but the binding is sound. VERY HEAVY BOOKS 2.2 Kg with packing EXTRA POSTAGE REQUIRED FOR OVERSEAS. Though not perfect still a pleasing pair of books SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST 9 ¾ x 6 ¾ Inches [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mei Li

      Junior Books; Doubleday Doran & Company 1938 - First Edition, First Printing with "First Edition" printed on the copyright page. A magnificent dustjacket that is vibrant in color with NO chips or tears. This original First Issue dustjacket has the $2.00 price present on the front flap with only a hint of wear to the edges. The book is in excellent condition bound in the ORIGINAL orange cloth. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp. The book appears UNREAD. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a stunning copy seldom seen in this nice condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories

      New York: Scribner?s, 1938. New York: Scribner?s, 1938. First Edition. A near fine copy in a dust jacket with very minor wear. Bookplate; in a quarter leather slipcase with chemise.

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        The Fifth Column

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1938. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1938. Octavo, (215 x 145mm). Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in black morocco, titles to spine gilt, raised bands, gilt rule to compartments, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. An excellent copy with slight toning to page edges. First edition, first printing. An attractively bound copy of this anthology.

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        British soldiers at Bab-al-Amud.

      Jerusalem, 2. XI. 1938.. Original gelatin silver print (265 x 220 mm).. British soldiers installing a barbed wire fence at Sha'ar Shechem after Arabic rebels had seized the Old City of Jerusalem and barricaded the gates on 15 October 1938. Soldiers of the Coldstream Guards, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers and Black Watch under the command of District General Richard O'Connor recaptured the Old City, killing 19 Arabs. The 1936-39 Great Arab Revolt opposed British colonial rule and mass Jewish immigration to Mandate Palestine. - Blue pencil caption on reverse: "Barbed wire fences around Damascus Gate to prevent escape of Arabs who terrorized area for 4 days".

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        The Witnesses

      London: Peter Davies, [1938] . London: Peter Davies,, [1938] . Octavo. Original burgundy cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece and 7 other plates from drawings by the author. Cloth just a little rubbed at the tips, foxing to edges. A good copy in the chipped and nicked jacket that has a hole in the spine and inked numerals on the rear panel. First edition, first impression. A remarkable account of the struggle with, and recovery from, mental illness. Though Hennell may be little-known to the general public today, in his time he was seen as an inheritor of the tradition of Constable, Cox and Palmer. He was selected for Sir Kenneth Clark's 'Recording Britain' scheme in 1940, and later became an official war artist. In May 1945 he was sent to record aspects of the War in India and Burma, where he was kidnapped by Indonesian terrorists, and is presumed to have been killed.

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