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        This Peace

      Knopf, New York 1938 - Small 8vo, pp. 38. Original black boards, lettered in gilt on spine, and with Mann's initials embossed in blind to front panel. A very good copy, with some strange red staining to endpapers (not affecting text). First US edition, translated by H. T. Lowe-Porter, INSCRIBED IN ENGLISH BY THE AUTHOR ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER: 'To Mr. [sic] Lily O. Pforzheimer hoping that she may enjoy these words, that came from my heart. Princeton 27. XI. 38 Thomas Mann'. Mann lived in Princeton between 1938 and 1941, completing Lotte In Weimar there. Lily Pforzheimer was the wife of celebrated American philanthropist and bibliophile, Carl Pforzheimer. This Peace was Mann's forensic, comprehensive and unanswerable trashing of the Munich Peace Agreement. This copy has some strange red staining to both front and rear endpapers. Mann's inscription is written on the ffep., but is not adversely affected by the discoloration.

      [Bookseller: Neil Pearson Rare Books]
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        Brighton Rock: An Entertainment

      London: William Heinemann Limited, 1938. 361 p. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine, tan endpapers. First edition, first printing. Good+ or better condition hardcover. No jacket. Clean pages, toned with age. Boards slightly curved; cloth a bit soiled, worn away at head, stained on back cover; spine dulled; binding a bit shaken. Small stain on top edge. A few finger smudges in margins. A nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Sportsmen All

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1938 - A fine collection of sporting dog stories, sensitively illustrated This copy is inscribed on colophon page "To Blaine T. Fairless especially inscribed by the artist Marguerite Kirmse." First edition, No. 58 of 950 copies. 8vo. With 12 illustrations by Marguerite Kirmse. Original black cloth. Fine. Laid into a half black morocco and cloth drop box, with gilt logo of the Derrydale Press on spine and upper cover on inset leather label with title, etc. Siegel 140; Frazier C-16-a [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Long Valley

      NY, Viking, September 1938, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Steinbeck's first book published by Viking, a short story collection that includes Flight which appears for the first time as well as such Steinbeck classics as The Chrysanthemums, The Snake, Breakfast, The Harness, Johnny Bear, and all portions of The Red Pony, a classic compendium of all-star short stories by a master of that form, one of only 8,000 copies (as opposed to 50,000 copies for The Grapes of Wrath and more than 100,000 copies for East of Eden), Goldstone & Payne A11a, Morrow 90, jacket illustrated by Elmer Hader who also illustrated the jackets for Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath and The Winter of Our Discontent. A beautiful, superior copy, fine, housed in a custom clam-shell case with a leather spine label, extremely scarce in this condition.

      [Bookseller: James M. Dourgarian, Bookman]
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        Waidwerk der Welt. Erinnerungswerk an die Internationale Jagdausstellung Berlin 1937 2.-28. November. Herausgegeben vom Reichsbund "Deutsche Jägerschaft"

      Berlin: Paul Parey, 1938 - A lavishly-produced and elaborately illustrated record of the 1937 International Hunting Exposition in Berlin, the grandest of the pre-War exhibitions, mounted on a colossal scale under the patronage of Hermann Goering in his capacity as Reichsjägermeister, Chief Huntsman of the Reich. Twenty-one European nations, as well as Japan and Egypt, were represented in the trophy displays, which included red deer, bison, wild boar, wolf, bear, varieties of antelope, and feathered game. The first portion of the volume provides an overview of the exhibition and includes photographs of the opening ceremonies, with Nazi leaders in attendance, views of the pavilions and displays, and floor plans. In turn, the displays of each participating nation are documented, with special sections on North American, African, and Asian big game trophies. There follow sections on the former German colonial territories; rifles, ammunitions, optics, and photography; the history, art, and literature of hunting; forestry and tracking; as well as its prehistory, where the aurochs and fanciful recreations of early European hunting practices are illustrated. The final portion of the book addresses measurement of trophies and details prizes awarded. The work is illustrated throughout with photographs of animals in nature, trophies, as well as paintings of hunting scenes. The present volume was produced for subscribers and a list is included at the end of the book; the portraits of Hitler and Goering (in his hunting green and feathered cap), often lacking in copies of this book, are here present; the uncommon dustjacket shows signs of folding but is otherwise in outstanding condition. An uncommon title and an important visual documentation of hunting in the interwar years (BIG GAME) First Edition. Folio. With 21 color plates and 825 monochrome illustrations including photographs, paintings, and maps. xiv, 468, [2, ads] pp. Original green cloth, spine titled in gilt, upper board stamped in gilt with red deer skull and globe. Touch of rubbing at foot of spine, else a near fine copy in the scarce printed dust jacket. OCLC records just three US locations: LC, Yale, & American Museum of Natural History [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Fackelträger des Sports

      Neuland, Berlin 1938 - Large octavo. 224pp. Original illustrated wrappers. Published by the German Women's Federation for an Alcohol-Free Culture, this work advocates a tobacco and alcohol free healthy and sportive lifestyle through the experiences and testimonies of numerous German and foreign athletes (many of them medalists of the 1936 Berlin Summer Games). Spine slightly creased and sunned. Text in German, Gothic script. Wrappers in overall good+, interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Cecil Beaton's New York

      New York: J. B. Lippincott Company,, 1938. Octavo. Original yellow cloth, spine and front board lettered in black, top edge purple. With the pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated with drawings and photographs by Beaton. Some foxing to the spine, edges and endpapers; an excellent copy in the bright jacket that has some chips and nicks to the extremities, and tape repairs to the verso of the spine. First US edition, first impression. First published in the UK earlier the same year.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        1938 FORD V- 8 TRUCKS And COMMERCIAL CARS WITH THE PROVED ECONOMY Of The V-8 ENGINE. 1938 Brings Widest Range of Hauling and Delivery Units in Ford History

      [Detroit, MI]:: (Ford Motor Company),. (1938).. Oblong format: 10-1/8" x 13-3/8". 1st edition. 40 pp.. Bright color illustrated wrappers, stapled.. Some rubbing and shelfwear, creasing near to spine. A VG example.. A large dealerÕs/ salesman catalogue for Ford Trucks and Commercial Vehicles just before the start of World War II. These include a 122-inch wheelbase 1-ton panel van, a flat bed and express flat bed with stakes, a 134-inch wheel base dump truck, a 157-inch state flat bed,Êa 112-inch sedan delivery, and the beautiful 112-inch woody station wagon. 1938 was the first year that Ford completely redesigned the truck sheet metal to include one piece top opening hoods, and the truck beds were entirely redesigned and strengthened as well.& & No institutional holdings located on OCLC. Rare. . Many intratextual and full page color illustrations.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        La Révolution Prolétarienne – revue bi-mensuelle syndicaliste révolutionnaire

      La Révolution Prolétarienne 1938 - Paris, La Révolution Prolétarienne, du n°263 (25 janvier 1938) au n°300 (10 août 1939), dernier numéro paru avant la guerre - Brochés, 18 cm x 26,5 cm, 16 pages par numéro– Textes de Victor Serge, Maurice Chambelland, Robert Louzon, Léon Jaloux, J. Mesnil, B. Giauffret, Habib Bourguiba, J. Barrué, N. Lazarévitch, Daniel Guérin, J. Duperray, E. Berth, A. Ciliga, R. Hagnauer, Maurice Yvon, Walter Krivitsky, etc. ; nombreux articles sur la Guerre Civile Espagnole – Etat correct,tous ces numéros ayant été mal reliés avec une toile collée ! mais ils sont complets [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Sedon]
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        Bird Books and Bird Art: An Outline of the Literary History and Iconography of Descriptive Ornithology

      Copenhagen: Levin & Munksgaard, 1938. Oversize Hardcover. Very Good No Jacket. XL. Indigo blue cloth cover with somewhat worn leather spine and corners. 251 pages. Slight foxing to endpapers. Previous owner's blind embossed name stamp. An outline of the literary history and iconography of descriptive ornithology based principally on the collection of books containing plates with figures of birds and their eggs now in the University Library at Copenhagen and including a catalogue of these works. Photo of table of contents available. This large, heavy book requires extra charges for international transport.

      [Bookseller: Pistil Books Online]
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        OF HUMAN BONDAGE

      Limited Editions Club, New Haven 1938 - Two octavo volumes (6" x 9") bound in the original imported speckled linen with leather labels. Introduction by Theodore Dreiser. Illustrated with 16 ORIGINAL ETCHINGS by John Sloan. Copy #509 of 1500 SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. One of the more desirable books of the press. Fine in a close to Fine slipcase with minor wear [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        A Young Man with a Horn

      Massachusetts: Houghton Mifflin Company,, 1938. Octavo. Original pale green and brown cloth, spine and front board lettered in green. With the dust jacket. Contents slightly toned; an excellent copy in the bright jacket. First US edition, first printing. Baker's first book, a jazz novel.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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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        UNCLE TOM'S CABIN

      Limited Editions Club, New York 1938 - 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. Sunning to the spine and very faint rubbing to spine tips. Near Fine in a Fine slipcase. Uncommon thus [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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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