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        Poésies. (Bezorgd door Henri Mondor en G. Jean-Aubry).

      - Parijs, La Compagnie Typographique, 1938. Folio. Gedecoreerd karton in deels verschoten foedraal. Gedrukt door Jean-Gabriel Daragnès in blauw en zwart in een oplage van 88 op de pers genummerde en op naam gedrukte exemplaren. Mooi exemplaar.l Voorname uitgave van het selecte bibliofiele genootschap La Compagnie Typographique. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Fokas Holthuis]
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        TIRANA & ALBANIAN ROYAL FAMILY: 6 PHOTOGRAPHS

      - Tirana, Albania: April 24, 1938 - April 11, 1939. An archive of 6 original photographs, showcases important events in Tirana, Albania, on the eve of WWII: from the time of the wedding of Zog I, King of the Albanians, in April 1938, to the invasion of Fascist Italy, in April 1939. - This collection of 6 larger photographs showcases events in Albania in April 1938 and a year later, in April 1939, when Fascist Italy invaded the country. The first four photos show the scenes from the wedding of Albanian King Zog (1895 –1961) with a Hungarian noblewoman Géraldine Apponyi de Nagyappony (1915-2002) on April 27, 1938, which was one of most famous social events in Albanian history of the 20th century. The last two photographs show Tirana on the day of Italian invasion on Albania, with king’s sister, Princess Myzejen lading the Women’s Army Corps, and a quiet main street of Tirana, the Zogu I Boulevard, four days after the invasion. The photographs are as follows: 1. Amazon’s Wedding March. The Amazon Regiment, daughters of leading families, giving their salute as they march past their commanders – sisters of King Zog – during a rehearsal for the wedding celebrations at Tirana to-morrow, when the King of Albania will marry Countess Geraldine Apponyi, who is known as "The White Rose of Hungary". (newspaper article pasted verso) Keystone. April 24, 1938. Black and white photograph with contemporary hand-made retouches, verso contemporary stamps, manuscript notes and mounted newspaper article (Very Good, slightly stained verso). 24 x 29,5 cm (9.4 x 11.6 inches). 2. Thousands of Picturesque Peasants Pour into Albanian Capital for Wedding of King Zog. (Pictures by Air). O. P. S. Elderly Albanian peasants in their national costume consisting of trousers tight at the ankle and fez-like hats, waiting outside one of Tirana’s picturesque buildings, to see the King Zog and his bride pass by. (mimeographed text pasted verso) HHS / B. Keystone. April 27, 1938. Black and white photograph with contemporary hand-made retouches, verso contemporary stamps, manuscript notes and mounted blue mimeographed title (Very Good, soft tiny folds in the upper part, slightly dusty verso). 24 x 29,5 cm (9.4 x 11.6 inches). 3. The narrow streets of Albania’s capital were packed with excited crowds. Sunburned peasants and their children had journeyed down from the wild mountains for the celebrations, and this typical bunch made one of Tirana’s old walls their grandstand. – Picture by air. (newspaper article pasted verso) Keystone. [April 27, 1938]. Black and white photograph with contemporary hand-made retouches, verso contemporary stamps, manuscript notes and mounted newspaper article (contemporary hand-made retouches, contemporary folds slightly scuffed with tiny loss of image). 24 x 29,5 cm (9.4 x 11.6 inches). 4. The Band Plays for Kind Zog and His Bride (Pictures by Air). 27. 4. 38. O. P. S. Albanian soldiers entertain the crowds waiting in the streets of. SEE OUR WEB SITE FOR A LONGER DESCRIPTION.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor]
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        The Behavior of Organisms: An Experimental Analysis

      New York: D. Appleton-Century Co., Incorporated, 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first issue. (First printing denoted by "I" on last page of text; first issue cloth. One of only 500 copies thus.) ix, 457 pp. Original black cloth with gilt spine lettering, blind-blocked front. Near Fine in a Near Fine jacket, unclipped, with a typically darkened spine panel, small faint stain near foot, chipping to head and tail, wear and toning along top edge. Name on front free endpaper. A lovely copy of the psychologist's first book, a milestone in the experimental analysis of behavior.

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        The Writings of Gilbert White of Selborne In two volumes

      London: The Nonesuch Press 1938. 4to.Illustrated. Two volumes in slipcase. xxxi, 311; viii, 356 pp. Publisher's gilt-decorated grey cloth. Gilt lettering and decoration to spines. Top edge gilt. In marbled paper-covered slipcase. Slipcase worn with some spliting to paper edges. Books covered in clear acetate wrappers. Internally very clean. No ownership marks or names. Illustrated title-pages and illustrations throughout by Eric Ravilious. Folding map at rear of volume two. Books in Near Fine condition in a Good slipcase. . Near Fine. Cloth. Near Fine. 1938.

      [Bookseller: Fosters' Bookshop]
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        The Writings of Gilbert White of Selborne

      2 volumes, set. Limited edition of 850 copies (this one Out of Series). Original grey buckram, gilt. Top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Tissue guards over title pages. Folding map at rear of second volume. Bottom corners gently bumped. Tiny splash mark (ink?) on spine of volume 2. Foxing to fore edges and end papers. Near fine.The best 20th Century edition of Gilbert White's Natural History, beautifully illustrated by Eric Ravilious.

      [Bookseller: Anthony Smith Books]
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        My Ears Are Bent

      New York: Sheridan House, 1938. 8v (8-1/2" x 6"). 284pp. Wear to head/tail of spine. Text bock tight and unmarked. Unclipped DJ in Mylar. 1/4-3/4 ' chips to head/tail of spine, Both flaps seperated. Very good + / good.

      [Bookseller: Liberty Book Store]
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        Shortridge Annual - Collection of Three Volumes, 1938, 1939, & 1940 [Signed Bookplates Laid in]

      Indianapolis: [Shortridge High School Press], 1938-1940. First Edition. Hardcover. High school yearbooks dating from Vonnegut's sophomore, junior, and senior years. We find images of Vonnegut on the student council in 1938 and 1940 (though never the Fiction Club); ths Social Committee in 1939 and 1940; and the editorial staff in 1940. He was also listed one of the ten most popluar boys ("Uglymen") in school his senior year. Years later, Vonnegut would famously write: "[Shortridge High School is] my dream of an America with great public schools..." Three volumes; quarto (25.5 - 27.25cm.); original cloth, the two earliest Annuals with color pictorial plates mounted to upper covers, last issue pictorially blind-embossed; illus., mostly photographic, throughout. Light edge wear, tiny loss to cover plate of earliest volume not approaching image or text, the usual student signatures throughout, else a Very Good or better set.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        Gynäkologische Urologie. Ein gynäkologischer Beitrag zur Urologie

      Hdb. Gynäk. (Stoeckel), 10/1-3. - München, J.F.Bergmann, 1938, Gr.8, X, 738 VIII, 438 VIII, 1009 pp., 1161 zum Teil farbige Abbildungen, 3 feine Halbleinenbände. Erste und einzige Ausgabe dieses Klassikers der urologischen Gynäkologie! Walter Stoeckel (1871-1961) "trug maßgeblich zum Aufbau einer modernen Frauenklinik an der Berliner Charité zu Beginn der 30er Jahre des 20. Jahrhunderts bei und war 25 Jahre Inhaber des entsprechenden Lehrstuhls. Zu seinen wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten zählte die Verbesserung der operativen Entfernung der Gebärmutter, die u.a. nach ihm Schauta/Stoeckel-Operation genannt wurde. Er gilt als Begründung der gynäkologischen Urologie."1.Bd.: Anatomie und Funktion der abführenden Harnorgane bei der Frau Die Veränderungen der abführenden Harnwege in der Schwangerschaft, während der Geburt und im Wochenbett Die Untersuchungsmethoden Fehlbildungen der weiblichen Harnorgane Veränderungen an den Harnorganen, die sowohl kongenital sein als auch erworben sein können Die infektiösen Erkrankungen der Harnorgane Die Geschlechtskrankheiten der Blase die sogenannten "Hautkrankheiten" der Blase Blase und Nervensystem. 2.Bd.: Tuberkulose der Harnorgane. Nierenoperationen und Gestation Die Verletzungen und Fisteln der Harnorgane. Die traumatischen Schädigung des Blasenverschlusses ohne äußere Verwundung Perforierende Verletzungen und Fisteln der Harnröhre und der Blase Die Verletzungen und Fisteln der Harnblase und des Urachus Die Blasenruptur und die inneren Blasenfisteln infolge des Durchbruches benachbarter Krankheitsherde in der Blase. 3.Bd.: Die Verletzungen und Fisteln der Harnorgane Steine und Fremdkörper im weiblichen Harntractus Verlagerungen und Gestaltveränderungen der weiblichen Harnorgane Die Geschwülste der Harnorgane.

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        PUMPKIN MOONSHINE

      - TUDOR,TASHA. PUMPKIN MOONSHINE. NY: Oxford Univ. Press (1938). 16mo (4 x 4 3/4"), polka-dot patterned cloth, a clean, near Fine copy in VG+ dust wrapper (dw with some very light wear on corners). First edition, first printing of the first CALICO BOOK. Beautifully illustrated in sharp colors, each page of hand-lettered text faces a full page color illustration by Tudor. This was Tudor's first book, written for her niece Sylvie Ann. This is a scarce first edition, especially in dust wrapper and this is a great copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        Pumpkin Moonshine

      New York: Oxford University Press, 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition, first printing. Good, in a price clipped dust jacket. Boards lightly bowed, with light fading at edges. Previous owner name on front paste down. Pages show reading wear. The jacket shows edge wear and chips at corners and spine ends, as well as a bit of soiling and rubbing. Tasha Tudor's first book.

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        Plume, précédé de Lointain intérieur.

      - Paris, NRF Gallimard, 1938. In-16 couronne, 216-(4) pp., broché. Joint : le prospectus pour le livre, et un carton pour une exposition des gouaches de Michaux à la galerie Paul Magné. Edition en partie originale, exemplaire du S.P. (pas de grand papier annoncé). ENVOI autographe signé de Michaux à Robert Guiette. Agréable exemplaire. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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        Stories

      London: Hodder and Stoughton., 1938. Octavo. Original light brown cloth, title and decoration to spine and front cover in gilt, illustrated endpapers. 12 colour illustrations by Edmund Dulac. Spine very slightly rolled, a bit of wear to spine ends and tips, edges lightly toned, a few drip marks to endpapers. An excellent copy. The first edition containing Dulac's illustrations for Hans Christian Andersen was originally published in 1911. Although the page-size of this later edition is smaller, the illustrations are reproduced at their original sizes. The collection comprises six stories: "The Snow Queen", "The Swineherd", "The Nightingale", "The Real Princess", "The Emperor's New Clothes", and "The Mermaid".

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        TRENDING INTO MAINE [SIGNED]

      Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1938. Arundel Edition, Limited #306/1075`. large 8vo., 394 pages; VG; spine ivory cloth with black label and gilt lettering, aqua paper boards; housed in a VG- pale green slipcase, some wear, with paper label stating matching limitation number; top edge of text block cut, others uncut; Fourteen color plates by Wyeth plus three pen & ink drawings on title page, contents page & illustrations page; lacking glassine, but with original slipcase and the separate loose envelope of plates; SIGNED by both Kenneth Roberts & N. C. Wyeth; First Arundel Edition, Number 306 of 1075; LP consignment; shelved case 12, Dupont. Full-priced Rockville.

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        America

      London: Rutledge, 1938. 1st edition in English (the 1st U. S. edition was 1940). Publisher's reply card laid in (maybe some kind of review copy, but probably not). Fine in a dustjacket with faint fox spots to the spine otherwise the jacket is also fine. Kafka was a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs, and he died at 41, so like everyone who dies young, he is remembered as vital, intense and filled with potential, a figure made of promise, legends, myths, and memories, not facts. This is the earliest written, but the last published, of the 3 tragicomic novels (with The Castle and The Trial) in his trilogy of loneliness. He began it in 1912 and originally called it The Man Who Disappeared, or by the title of its first chapter, The Stoker, but he regularly referred to it as his American novel, so when it was posthumously published, his executor (Max Brod) titled it America. It is more explicitly humorous and slightly more realistic than most of his works, although there is symbolism galore including (for 1 example) The Statue of Liberty holding a sword and not a torch (imagine what Kafka might have symbolized out of our witness protection program). America shares the thesis of an oppressive and intangible system putting the protagonist (naïve, fragile and optimistic) continually into bizarre labyrinthine situations in which he must plead his innocence to remote and mysterious figures of authority (if you are charged, you must be guilty of something), and it uses many details of the life experienced by Kafka's relatives who had immigrated to America. The book is always called an unfinished novel, but it's 298 pages long, so "essentially finished" would be closer to the truth. and I can finish it for you right now, because it's the only novel for which he ever considered an optimistic ending, It already includes the first part of the last chapter (The Nature Theater of Oklahoma) and Kafka repeatedly told friends that he only had to write the reconciliation, with his young hero "finding a profession, his freedom, and his old home and family, all as if by some celestial witchery.". Fine / fine.

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        Photo Album]: Pennsylvania Woman

      Pennsylvania, New York 1938 - Oblong quarto measuring 10.5" x 12.5". Screw bound brown leather over stiff paper board with gilt decorations. Contains 352 sepia-toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 2" x 2.75" and 5" x 7" with captions. Near fine photo album with near fine photographs.A photo album kept by a young Pennsylvania woman beginning in 1938 and continuing through 1949. The album begins with trips the family took in Pennsylvania in 1938 including one to Camp Adahi, Hopewell Park, and later the "Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania," Pine Creek Gorge. This is followed by a school picnic for the woman's middle school choir class with photos of people playing games at an outdoor picnic site. She also photographed her friends and family at the New Jersey seaside with images of girls in the ocean and crowds on the beach in Atlantic City. Her family visited Niagara Falls in 1939 photographing the Canadian side, rapids, and the American falls. Her 8th grade class took a trip around Buck's County, Pennsylvania and went to the Friends Meeting House, the Reading Airport, and Daniel Boone's homestead. Another trip in 1940 took them to Lancaster and Hersey and she also graduated from 8th grade later that year. In 1940 they went to the New York World's Fair which went on simultaneously with the San Francisco World's Fair. The New York showcase was the first to base itself "in the future" and used the slogan "Dawn of a New Day" and was also the site of the first science fiction convention. The album shows the crowds, parachute jumpers, the Perisphere. While in high school she was a part of the May Day court, participating in community day, and enjoyed leisure time with girlfriends. They went to Maryland and Washington, D.C. and went back to the New Jersey beaches and Camp Adahi almost every summer. Photos from June of 1943 show a woman in a WAC uniform and a girl graduating. There are photos from Christmas parties, Thanksgiving, and posing with the family dog. She participated in the celebration of "Decoration Day" in their town where she was in the color guard. Her prints from 1948 include a caption on each with the month, year, and "Reading's Bicentennial Year" on the edge of the photo. This includes the parade in honor of the 175th anniversary of Reading's fire department. The final pages show a beach trip to Atlantic City in August of 1949.An interesting look at a decade in a young woman's life through her school years and World War II.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Hobbit

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin. Good+. 1938. 1st American Edition. Hardcover. First U.S. edition, 2nd issue, bound in the original tan cloth with bo wing hobbit in red on the front board & light blue lettering; second s tate, with Chapter VII header corrected and Houghton 'Pan' logo on tit le page.Correct order map endpapers, 9 illustrations, 4 in color. 8vo size, 310pp. A Good+ copy, binding has heavy dust staining (or foxing) to the spine gutters, the inner edge of the front board and the spine tips. Corners have small rubs and are lightly bumped, spine tips also lightly rubbed and bumped. Owners name and address in heavy blue ink which had begun to run, on the first flyleaf which is part of the Wild erland Map design on the front endpapers.Front hinge has a short tear partially exposing the sewing but otherwise binding is tight. Light, s cattered foxing to the verso of the frontis plate & the bottom edge of the title page else contents are clean and tight. In Fine, as new Fac simile dj of the 1st issue jacket. .

      [Bookseller: Dearly Departed Books]
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        PUBLICATIONS OF THE HUDSON'S BAY RECORD SOCIETY

      London: The Hudson's Bay Record Society, 1938-81. FIRST EDITIONS. This is the complete collection of journals, letters, and reports from the archives of the Hudson's Bay Company, constituting a rich source of information for the early history of Canada. Founded by French fur traders Pierre-Esprit Radisson (1636-1710) and Médard Chouart, Sieur des Groseilliers (1618-1710), the company known in Canada as "The Bay" ("La Baie") received a royal Charter from Charles II of England in 1670 for exclusive trading rights of the Hudson Bay watershed. The Company's representatives travelled deep into the Canadian forests, trapping and trading for furs. They established the settlements that became Winnipeg, Calgary, and Edmonton, and by the early 19th century had penetrated to the Pacific Northwest, setting up Fort Vancouver. The documents reproduced here record those explorations: there is correspondence from the Company to its men in the field, reports from the outposts to the home office, and journals of travels in Northern Quebec and Labrador, Athabasca, Snake Country, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia. "The Bay" remains a commercial force to this day, with a retail empire in North America and Europe that includes Saks Fifth Avenue.. 242 x 158 mm. (9 1/2 x 6 1/4"). 33 volumes. FIRST EDITIONS. Publisher's cloth (blue for vols. 1-22, black for the rest), gilt titling and insignia on spine, volumes 24-33 in printed dust jackets, as issued (other volumes issued without jackets). Illustrated with plates and maps, some folding. Occasional fading to spines of blue volumes (as usual), otherwise an excellent set--clean, fresh, and bright internally, and with few signs of use, inside or out. This is the complete collection of journals, letters, and reports from the archives of the Hudson's Bay Company, constituting a rich source of information for the early history of Canada. Founded by French fur traders Pierre-Esprit Radisson (1636-1710) and Médard Chouart, Sieur des Groseilliers (1618-1710), the company known in Canada as "The Bay" ("La Baie") received a royal Charter from Charles II of England in 1670 for exclusive trading rights of the Hudson Bay watershed. The Company's representatives travelled deep into the Canadian forests, trapping and trading for furs. They established the settlements that became Winnipeg, Calgary, and Edmonton, and by the early 19th century had penetrated to the Pacific Northwest, setting up Fort Vancouver. The documents reproduced here record those explorations: there is correspondence from the Company to its men in the field, reports from the outposts to the home office, and journals of travels in Northern Quebec and Labrador, Athabasca, Snake Country, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia. "The Bay" remains a commercial force to this day, with a retail empire in North America and Europe that includes Saks Fifth Avenue.

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        In Parenthesis seinnyessit e gledyf ym penn mameu [Third Impression] BRIGHT, CRISP COPY OF THE THIRD IMPRESSION

      Faber,, [1938]. 8vo., Third Impression, with frontispiece, plate and full-page map; sand cloth, backstrip blocked and lettered in gilt and sand, pale blue top, a very good, bright, clean, crisp copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly chafed (not affecting lettering) at head and tail of backtrip, and a little browned on (predominantly white) rear panel. With a few relevant cuttings loosely inserted. Published a year after the first edition. One of the finest (and scarcest) literary works to emerge from the Great War, Hailed as 'a work of genius' by Eliot (then at Faber) it was awarded the Hawthorden Prize for 1938. RARE IN THIS CONDITION.

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        Eater of Women

      T. Werner Laurie, Ltd., London 1938 - This a a volume about a little known fighting unit, the legion of guides, who did not miss a significant fight on India's northwest frontier in the 19thy century. This is an extremely scarce book and you will be hard pressed to find another first edition let alone one with a d.j. The d/j is so faded on the spine that you can hardly read the back.The front and back cover are ,however, bright and attractive. The cover is strangely provocative. Author has written or help write books on the Frtench Foreign legion, often with legionaire #1384. Truly rare and scarce book. Book is lightly soiled, not a particularly well made book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Binding, Fine- Unknown Binder] Such Sweet Compulsion; The Autobiography of Geraldine Farrar

      New York: The Greystone Press, 1938. First edition. Sumptously bound in full blue crushed morocco with striking all-over gilt blossom and stem motif, repeating around perimeter of covers, with a central panel of mostly leaves, spine boldly gilt with stippling, large dentelles with the bookbinder signed pallet in gilt on the bottom of the front dentelle, "HCG," probably referring to Howard to which she inscribed the book (see below), and then signed in gilt again on rear dentelle: "19 PJW 40." With a protective wraparound three-quareter flexible morocco cover in same morocco with gilt spine, as well as a matching slipcase lined in handmade paper and with same morocco border surrounding opening. Inscribed by Farrar:

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        Walker Evans American Photographs

      Museum of Modern Art, Garden City 1938 - 8 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches, 195 pages, cloth, head of spine slightly frayed, slight wear on bottom corners, some discoloration on head and tail of spine, Dust Jacket (Some wear, creasing, soiling and minor foxing. Head and tail of spine and corners chipped.), With limitation page in rear only found in the first edition. Lacking the errata slip and orginal belly band. This ground breaking monograph was published for the first exhibition of Evans' photographs at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. It still remains one of the most important photographic books of the 20th century. Essay by Lincoln Kirstein. First Edition edition. Very good, some foxing to several leaves affecting two illustrations. Very good, some foxing to several leaves affecting two illustrations [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Portrait of a Mechanical Woman with Flowers in Her Hair.

      San Francisco, Calif., 1938.(). Watercolor painting. 12 x 9 inches. Signed and dated. The artist was the Head of Conservation for the Avery Brundage Collection of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco in the 1980s.

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        The Arthurian Trilogy : The Sword In The Stone : The Witch In The Wood : The Ill-Made Knight

      A 3 Vols. set of The First UK Printings of the Arthurian Trilogy : The Sword In The Stone : The Witch In The Wood : The Ill-Made Knight. Book One : 'The Sword In The Stone' - The First UK printing published by Collins in 1938. The BOOK is in VERY GOOD+ condition. A little pushing at the spine tips with a few minor markings to the rear board. Mild offsetting to the end papers. Spotting to the text block which has lightly encroached onto the page edges in places. This is more noticeable to the prelims and last few pages. The upper text block is slightly dusty. Free from inscriptions,markings and erasures. The WRAPPER is in VERY GOOD++ condition and is in far better condition than usually encountered. It is price-clipped. The usual toning to the spine lettering. There is mild edge wear in places with a few chips which is more noticeable at the upper spine. The wrapper design looks striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. Wonderful B/W line drawings by the author throughout. Book Two : The 'Witch In The Wood' - The First UK printing published by Collins in 1940. The BOOK is in VERY GOOD++ or better condition. A Little pushing and a hint of toning to the spine tips. No toning or fading to the spine. Title block colouring remains bright. Mild bumping to the lower front corner. Light spotting to the prelims and text block. The pages are clean and the book is free from inscriptions. Marvellous green top-stain still present. The WRAPPER is complete and is in VERY GOOD++ or better condition. Minor edge wear with mild rubbing at the corners and flap folds with minor loss at the spine tips. Some unnecessary tape reinforcement in places on the verso which does not show to the front but the wrapper presents very well in the removable Brodart archival protector. Book Three: 'The Ill-Made Knight' - The First UK printing published by Collins in 1941. The BOOK is in Very Good++ condition. Mild fading to the upper edges and a little pushing at the spine ends. Slight toning and spotting to the text block but the pages remain clean. Free from inscriptions and erasures. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ condition. Some fading of the red colouring to the spine. Mild rubbing at the folds with some mild creasing and nicks in places. The scarce wrapper looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival cover. All three books have wonderful line drawings throughout by the author. All three wrappers are completely unrestored and are in their original state. A very scarce set of T.H. White's acclaimed classic Arthurian trilogy. More images are available on request. Collectible. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

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        Eight Amusing Cartoons of Golfers

      Great Britain: by the author, 1938. original. Paper. Good to Very Good. Peter Hobbs. Ink and brown wash on paper, a cartoon cycle of 8 golfing sketches by cartoonist Peter Hobbs illustrating early golfers' foibles & perplexities, sizes range from 9" by 8" to 11.7" to 8.2", dated Dec. 31, 1938 & thereabouts. Peter Hobbs was a listed London cartoonist active during the 1930's. One montage image is inscribed and dated "Desmond P. Minchin, Dec. 31 1938 From Katie Stocker." A splendid portfolio of amusing episodes in the life of (early) British golfers. All are very suitable for framing and matting, and would make a superb series for the compleat golfer or as individual gifts.

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        La única

      Editorial Jalisco, México 1938 - Novela biográfica de la célebre modelo mexicana, que posó para Frida Kahlo, Juan Soriano y Diego Rivera (con quien estuvo casada). El dibujo de la portada y el retrato de la autora en la página 7 fueron realizados por Rivera. La novela rebosa mala leche, en especial contra el poeta Jorge Cuesta, con quien también estuvo casada y cuya cabeza está servida en bandeja en la ilustración de portada. El libro presenta algunas manchas en la contratapa. Interiores en perfecto estado. Muy raro. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        THE POETICAL WORKS AND OTHER WRITINGS OF JOHN KEATS

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1938. The Hampstead Edition limited to 1050 copies Signed by John Masefield and Maurice Buxton Forman, this copy no. 303. Pages partially unopened, several roughly opened, else fine in original cloth slipcases. The Hampstead Edition limited to 1050 copies Signed by John Masefield and Maurice Buxton Forman, this copy no. 303. Eight volumes. Illustrated with photogravures printed by Emery Walker. Bound by the Atelier Bindery in half dark blue crushed morocco with blue cloth sides and marbled endpapers, t.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and panel ornaments (bindings not signed but identical to signed copies). Edited with Notes and Appendices by H. Buxton Forman. Revised with Additions by Maurice Buxton Forman. Introduction by Masefield.

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        The Long Valley

      Viking Press, New York 1938 - DJ not price clipped ($2.50); first edition had only 8,000 copies with "First Published in September 1938" on the copyright page; attractive dj with some small chips/roughness to top and bottom of spine and cover; very attractive front cover for a 1938 jacket; browning to spine and inside front cover; however, clean, nice copy with an outstanding collection of short stories including "The Red Pony", "The Snake", "St. Katy the Virgin" and "The Chrysanthemums" Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        America

      London: Rutledge, 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/fine. 1st edition in English (the 1st U. S. edition was 1940). Publisher's reply card laid in (maybe some kind of review copy, but probably not). Fine in a dustjacket with faint fox spots to the spine otherwise the jacket is also fine. Kafka was a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs, and he died at 41, so like everyone who dies young, he is remembered as vital, intense and filled with potential, a figure made of promise, legends, myths, and memories, not facts. This is the earliest written, but the last published, of the 3 tragicomic novels (with The Castle and The Trial) in his trilogy of loneliness. He began it in 1912 and originally called it The Man Who Disappeared, or by the title of its first chapter, The Stoker, but he regularly referred to it as his American novel, so when it was posthumously published, his executor (Max Brod) titled it America. It is more explicitly humorous and slightly more realistic than most of his works, although there is symbolism galore including (for 1 example) The Statue of Liberty holding a sword and not a torch (imagine what Kafka might have symbolized out of our witness protection program). America shares the thesis of an oppressive and intangible system putting the protagonist (naïve, fragile and optimistic) continually into bizarre labyrinthine situations in which he must plead his innocence to remote and mysterious figures of authority (if you are charged, you must be guilty of something), and it uses many details of the life experienced by Kafka's relatives who had immigrated to America. The book is always called an unfinished novel, but it's 298 pages long, so "essentially finished" would be closer to the truth. and I can finish it for you right now, because it's the only novel for which he ever considered an optimistic ending, It already includes the first part of the last chapter (The Nature Theater of Oklahoma) and Kafka repeatedly told friends that he only had to write the reconciliation, with his young hero "finding a profession, his freedom, and his old home and family, all as if by some celestial witchery.".

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        General Custer's troops being attacked by Indians.

      Nice: C. Szwedzicki, [1938].(). Original photograph for Plate 16 Sioux Indian Painting. Part II. Image 26 x 48.5 cm.. In the opposite direction of the published collotype. Signed on the verso in ink: H.B. Alexander Claremont, Calif. (Much clearer than the published collotype plate). From the estate of the artist and educator Millard Sheets, who was a friend and neighbor of the author.

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        LA LUCE SI SPENSE

      AURORA, 1938. ITALIANO 0,26 Copertina con strappo obliquo in area inferiore. Dorso stanco, scucito. Presenti tracce di impurità alla quarta. Pagine e tagli scuriti da fattore tempo, leggibili. Minimi segni di impurità ai bordi esterni di alcune pagine. Traduzione di Gian Dauli. USATO

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        Penthouse Pagan

      Phoenix Press, New York 1938 - First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper with just a touch of rubbing and a couple of tiny tears. Risque novel featuring a ravishingly beautiful young woman who trades her charms to be a kept woman in a swanky penthouse. A beautiful copy of a scarce title. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        America. [Amerika] Translated from the German by Edwin and Willa Muir. First Edition in English in DW.

      1938 - George Routledge & Sons. DW. First edition. 1938. Original dark maroon cloth gilt, cloth very sl. marked to upper board and cloth to lower board very sl. raised in portions. Boards sl. sunned to margins, small portion faded at tail of spine with slight amount of shelf-wear along lower edge and corners. Head of spine very lightly frayed. Pages browned, no inscriptions. Generally a clean and sound copy of a very scarce item in a wrapper that is NOT price-clipped but lacks portions to head and tail of spine and top of front panel, is sl. soiled and rubbed to rear panel and is sunned to spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Plume précédé de Lointain intérieur

      Nrf 1938 - - Nrf, Paris 1938, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - Edition en partie originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grand papier, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Reliure à la bradel en plein papier marbré, dos lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin bordeaux, couvertures et dos restaurés conservés, tête dorée. Précieux envoi autographe signé d'Henri Michaux « à Georges Bataille, amical hommage ». Jean-Pierre Martin dans sa biographie de Michaux affirme que les deux écrivains ne se rencontrèrent que pendant la seconde guerre mondiale. Cet exemplaire nous permet au contraire de supposer qu'ils entretenaient des relations d'amitié dès 1938. Après la guerre, les deux hommes participeront à la revue Mesures et prendront leurs distances de la nébuleuse surréaliste. Il se retrouve dans leurs œuvres respectives une violente indépendance et la même tension vers la spiritualité, une forme de mysticisme. Rare témoignage précoce de l'amitié littéraire qui unit Henri Michaux à Georges Bataille. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Partly first edition for which it was not drawn from big paper, one of the review copies service. Braid binding in full marbled paper, smooth back, title piece of morocco burgundy, covers and restored back preserved, gilded head. Precious autograph dedication signed by Henri Michaux "Georges Bataille, friendly tribute". Jean-Pierre Martin in his biography of Michaux states that the two writers met only during the Second World War. This copy allows us on the contrary to suppose that they maintained relations of friendship as early as 1938. After the war, the two men will participate in the magazine Measurement and will distance themselves from the surreal nebula. He finds himself in their respective works a violent independence and the same tension towards spirituality, a form of mysticism. Rare early testimony of the literary friendship that unites Henri Michaux with Georges Bataille. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Calendar of Annual Events in Oklahoma

      [Oklahoma City]: Works Progress Administration in the State of Oklahoma, 1938. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. First edition. Stapled orange pictorial wraps with clear spiderweb tissue guards. Illustrated. Very Good condition overall. Small chip to upper corner of front cover and another on back cover that effects the tissue-guard. Cover worn at bottom staple. In much better shape than usually found as wraps are quite brittle. Before any of his well-known hard-boiled suspense novels, Thompson wrote and edited this guidebook for the Federal Writers' Project of Oklahoma. He was a Communist Party member at the time and his writing here, stylistically, is far removed from his comparatively-apolitical, suspenseful pulp novels of the pulp era.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1938 - 1938 Wisden - Original Hardback

      1938. Hi, This lot is an Original 1938 Hardback Wisden . It is in very good condition, the first of the new hardbacks. 1938 and 39 do tend to be quite poor this is far better than most for the year. The front and spine gilt is excellent for a poor year slight fading to the spine if being picky, the boards are very good, there are a few light marks mainly to the front (part cup of tea) and a hexagonal mark to the bottom of the spine but still nice boards. The internal pages are fabulous, slight eeakness to the hinges but far from breaking (which is common). By far superior to many of the same year. Hard to find in good condition, this is not too far off excellent.

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        The Stoneware Monkey.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton,, 1938. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, blue endpapers. With the pictorial dust jacket. Black and white photographic frontispiece. Extremities lightly rubbed, spine a little darkened. An excellent copy in a slightly rubbed and toned jacket with tiny chips to ends of spine panel. First edition, first impression. With superb provenance, this copy bears the ownership inscription of Ellery Queen to the half-title: "From the Freeman Library. 'Ellery Queen'", and small marginal marks to the list of author's works.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Appointment with Death

      New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Very Good or better in a Very Good dust jacket with publisher's price of $2.00 intact. Slight lean to spine. Small, shallow worm tract to top edge of last several pages. Title stamping is very fresh. Dust jacket is lightly soiled and lightly rubbed, with a bit of edge wear and chipping at spine ends. A Hercule Poirot mystery set in Jerusalem, reflecting on Christie's own travels in the Middle East.

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        Entartete Musik

      1938. ZIEGLER, Hans Severus. Entartete Musik. 32 pp. Thin 8vo., bound in publisher's illustrated wrappers. Preserved in a new red cloth folding box. Dusseldorf: Druck und Verlag: 1938. An illustrated catalogue from one of the first exhibitions on Nazi-designated "degenerate music," part of the more widespread Nazi campaign against so-called "degenerate art." The pamphlet represents an exemplary graphic work of the time, as well as an important document of Nazi-era art censorship and propaganda. Entartete Musik features a striking cover illustration of an African-American jazz saxophonist against a red background, wearing a Star of David on his lapel - a composite of the genres, ethnicities and political ideologies deemed "degenerate" by the Nazi regime. Additionally, the pamphlet includes portrait photographs of the progenitors of "degenerate music," among them prominent Jewish composers such as Arnold Schönberg and jazz composers such as Ernst Krenek. The catalogue also features black and white reproductions of Paul Klee and Carl Hofer paintings with the caption, "Degenerate Art and Degenerate Music Hand in Hand." A rare, well-preserved copy in fine condition.

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        Portrait of Colonel F. Herringshaw, U.S. Army.

      1938.(). Color pastel drawing. Portrait. Signed in pastel. 27 x 23 inches.

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        Dining, Wining and Dancing in New York

      New York: Dodge Publishing, 1938. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition. Introduction by Lucius Beebe. Decorations by Loren Stout. Plaid cloth with applied paper labels. 165pp. Pictorial endpapers. Contemporary pencil ownership signature, and a little rubbing to the corners of the spine, very near fine in very good dustwrapper (also illustrated by Stout) with a few small chips. A breezy guide to New York. Very scarce in jacket. Gabler G30850.

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        [Works] The Writings in Prose and Verse ...

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1938. Outward Bound Edition, one of 2 copies, with special limitation leaf: There have been printed Two Sets of The Outward Bound Edition on Dickinson's Handmade paper for Rudyard Kipling and F.N.Doubleday. 8vo. Quarter brown morocco and grey drab boards, vellum tips, t.e.g., others uncut. Occasional slight rubbing, else fine in black cloth slipcases. Outward Bound Edition, one of 2 copies, with special limitation leaf: There have been printed Two Sets of The Outward Bound Edition on Dickinson's Handmade paper for Rudyard Kipling and F.N.Doubleday. 8vo. EFFENDI'S COPY, INSCRIBED, ONE OF TWO SETS. Superb set testifying to the great literary friendship between Kipling and his great champion in America, F.N. Doubleday, whom Kipling would later dub "Effendi" (after his initials, F.N.D.). The first volume of this ad hominem set, Plain Tales from the Hills (Richards A95), is inscribed twice and with a quotation by Kipling: the frontispiece portrait, opposite the limitation leaf, is inscribed "Rudyard Kipling to F.N. Doubleday who invented this edition. Jan. 1897"; inscribed again on the title page, "To Frank from Rud: April 99" striking through his printed name out and signing below "Rudyard Kipling"; opposite the title page, Kipling has written the opening line of "Follow Me 'Ome": There was no one like 'im,Orse or Foot, Nor any o' the Guns I knew Richards notes (D5, p. 572): "The set at Wimpole (former home of Kipling's daughter Elsie Bambridge) contains a printed leaf stating 'There have been printed two sets of the Outward Bound edition on Dickinson's handmade paper for Rudyard Kipling and F. N. Doubleday.' " After receiving his copy of The Years Between in this edition, Kipling wrote Doubleday on 27 August 1919: 'I don't think that the Outward Bound Edition qua Edition will ever be beaten' (Doubleday Princeton, MSS Division, VI). " Volumes XV & XVI are each bound in two parts; the latter volumes of the set do not quite correspond to Richards D5: Letters of Travel [A328], has a fly title identifying it as vol. XXIX (Richards calls it vol. XXVIII); The Irish Guards in the War (2 vols., 1923) and Debits and Credits (1926) (vols. XXIX, XXX, XXI in Richards) are not present. A Book of Words (1928) bears the printed series title XXXIII and is one of 130 sets on Japan paper; vols. XXXIV to XXXVII are also on the Japan paper without limitation: Limits and Renewals (1932), War Writings and Poems (1937), Land and Sea Tales (1937), and Something of Myself (1938). In his memoirs, Doubleday wrote that one day someone asked: "'Will you get me a complete set of Kipling in uniform binding?' I told him that it did not exist. That gave me an idea that perhaps I could get permission to make a uniform set. The difficulties of the job, even now that I look back on it, were tremendous." A SPECTACULAR ASSOCIATION. See Richards D5 (note); Martindell 180, Livingston pp. 432-447 and Supp. p. 179, Stewart pp. 560-563, Ballard p. 228

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        Rebecca - First Edition with SIGNED letter

      London: Gollancz, 1938. A first edition, first printing published by Gollancz in 1938. A near fine book without inscriptions. No foxing to the page edges. A nice tight copy. In a dust wrapper which has benefitted from some professional repair to the foot of the spine and a little to the edges here and there. Presents very well indeed. Comes with a Menabilly Par Cornwell headed letter from Daphne Du Maurier briefly discussing her Christmas and New year and signed 'yours sincerely, Daphne Du Maurier' at the foot of the letter. Rare.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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