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        Arms and the Covenant in the striking wartime dust jacket

      London: George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd., 1938/1940. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good/Good. This is the precursor to Churchill's great war speeches, the British first edition in the extremely rare yellow dust jacket issued just after Churchill became Prime Minister. The book contains a collection of speeches spanning the years 1928 to 1938 criticizing British foreign policy and warning prophetically of the coming danger. The world remembers the resolute war leader to whom the British turned, but it is easy to forget the years leading up to the war which Churchill spent persistent, eloquent, and largely unheeded. Churchill bibliographer Frederick Woods called this edition "probably the most crucial volume of speeches that he ever published". As testimony to the book's importance, a copy of the U.S. edition lay on "President Roosevelt's bedside table, with key passages, including an analysis of the president's peace initiative, underscored." (William Manchester's The Last Lion, Volume II, p.305). Only 5,000 copies of this first and only British impression were printed, of which at least 3,381 and perhaps more than 4,000 were sold with the pale blue, first state dust jacket. The balance - no more than 1,619 copies and quite likely fewer - were offered at a lower price in June 1940 bearing a striking yellow dust jacket. Because the price was reduced with the yellow dust jacket, this has often been called by bibliographers the "Cheap" issue. Given that Churchill had just become Prime Minister in May 1940, we think it would be more fittingly called the "I Told You So" issue. The yellow dust jackets were issued on laid paper printed red on the front face and spine with a blank rear face and rear flap. Given the yellow paper and red print, they obviously proved quite susceptible to soiling and the red spine lettering is nearly always quite faded. Today these yellow, wartime dust jackets are exceedingly rare, considerably more scarce than their pale blue first issue counterparts. This dust jacket retains bright spine lettering, though the spine is toned and soiled with losses at the spine head and lower hinge corners. The front face remains bright, with only light soiling, corner wear, and a .5 inch closed tear at the upper edge. The rear face is soiled, but complete apart from corner wear and fractional chipping to the bottom edge. The front flap is neatly price-clipped. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. The book itself is very good plus. A contemporary gift inscription from the month this dust jacket was issued helps date the issue of the yellow dust jacket to very early June, less than a month after Churchill became Prime Minister: "With best wishes and many thanks for your services on Wednesday, 5th June, 1940. From Margaret & Alan." The dark blue cloth binding remains clean, tight, and square with sharp corners and bright spine gilt. There is only a hint of sunning at the head of the spine corresponding with the dust jacket losses at the spine head. The contents are crisp and bright. Minor internal spotting is confined to the endpapers and half title. The blue-stained top edge retains good color. The fore edge and bottom edge are moderately age-toned and spotted. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A107.3, Woods/ICS A44(a), Langworth p.192.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Artists in Crime

      London, Geoffrey Bles. 1938, 1938. First edition text in second state cloth (black lettering), effectively First cheap Edition. 8vo. Fine in publisher's bright red cloth. 310pp. Internally fresh and clean. Clad in either a cheap edition or colonial variation of the dustwrapper bearing a Reginald Saunders publishing label applied to the spine. Wrapper chipped to extremities with some loss to head and tail of spine, with an additional small triangle of loss to the lower edge of the back panel. Wrapper nevertheless clean and fresh. Dame Ngaio Marsh is best known for her 32 detective novels published between 1934 and 1982, all featuring Inspector Alleyn. Along with Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham and Dorothy L. Sayers, she was classed as one of the four original 'Queens of Crime' - female British crime writers who dominated the crime fiction genre of the 1930s and 1940s. Of the four, her work shows the greatest depth of characterisation, and often carries a vein of humour.

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        Oeuvre plastique. Peintures et dessins. Architexture *

      A. Morancé, Paris (1938). - Cartable à attache 28 x 24, couverture illustrée, fissure aux charnières. 40 planches volantes, dont 4 tirées en lithographie couleur. Hormis le défaut signalé, bon état de cet ensemble remarquable, contenant un volume broché avec introduction de Jean Badovici et la liste des 40 planches, en sus de 8 reproductions de dessins.Prix en hommage à l'ami Nicolas Verdan, avec qui je partage le 22 en chiffre fétiche et dont je salue l'excellent livre paru sur le Corbu ! [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Spanish Earth

      Cleveland: J. B. Savage Co., 1938. First Edition, First Printing, limited to 1,000 copies (this one is not numbered). Second state with plain end papers and disclaimer on the rear paste down. In Good+ condition. Exterior shows edge wear and soiling, with some light scuffing. Ding to top edge of boards. Former owner name written small on front paste down. Clean text, sound binding. One of only 1,000 copies.

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        Trout

      Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, 1938 Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, 1938. First trade edition. Thick 8vo. With fly plates in color by Dr. Edgar Burke, photographs and diagrams by Charles S. Krug and Ivin Sickles. 451 pp. Original brown cloth. Fine in rare pictorial dust jacket by Edgar Burke (some wear, overall very good, loss at head of spine panel affecting "TR"). Bruns B-134; Wetzel, p. 104 ("A monumental work on the subject")

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        Out of Africa

      New York: Random House, 1938. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Very good. Isak Dinesen was the pen name for Danish author Karen von Blixen-Finecke (1885-1962). Two of her books were made into movies that won Academy Awards – Out of Africa (Best Picture in 1986) and Babette's Feast (Best Foreign Language Film in 1987). Here is the first U.S. edition, first printing of Out of Africa, near-fine in a very good dust jacket. The binding is clean and bright with square corners and bright spine gilt. The contents are clean and tight with no spotting and just one previous owner name in pencil on the ffep. There is a bit of age toning to the untrimmed fore edges. The unclipped dust jacket still retains the original $2.75 price and has a particularly clean and complete front face. The rear face is slightly toned with mild soiling and staining and a 1 x .25 inch loss chip at the top edge. The spine is slightly toned with light wear at the spine ends and a .75 inch closed tear at the lower rear hinge. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Great Contemporaries

      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1938. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Very good. This is Churchill's much praised collection of insightful essays about 25 leading personalities of the day - including the likes of Lawrence, Shaw, and, most famously, Hitler. About Hitler, Churchill wrote: "We cannot tell whether Hitler will be the man who will once again let loose upon the world another war in which civilization will irretrievably succumb, or whether he will go down in history as the man who restored honour and peace of mind to the great Germanic nation and brought it back serene, helpful and strong, to the forefront of the European family circle." The book was written with what has been called "penetrating evaluation, humor, and understanding." Churchill also reveals key glimpses into his own character and perspective. This first revised edition, published quickly after the first edition, added four new essays (Fisher, Parnell, Baden-Powell, and Roosevelt). As is the case with the first edition, the dust jacket is extremely rare. Offered here is a near-fine copy in a very good minus dust jacket. The blue cloth binding is clean and square with sharp corners. The contents are likewise clean and tight with no spotting and no inscriptions. Differential toning to the endpapers confirms that this copy has always been jacketed. This edition's attractive dust jacket bears a photograph of Churchill on a large blue panel. The dust jacket is unclipped and has good spine presentation, with only small losses to the spine ends. Nonetheless, the jacket shows wear. There are closed tears and some attendant wrinkling to a depth of 1.25 inches, two chips at the upper edge of the rear face of.25 x .75 and 1.25 x .5 inches, and a one inch circular hole at the lower right corner of the front face above the price. Despite these flaws this is a respectable example of an extremely scarce dust jacket. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A105.3.a, Woods/ICS A43(b.1), Langworth p.182

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Four Typed Letters Signed.

      September 26, November 7, November 25, December 12, 1938 - Addressed to Fred J. Feldkamp, Editor of "For Men" magazine. Each letter on Grey's 8-/12 x 11" letterhead with return address of Mariposa Street Altadena, CA, with one typed envelope addressed to Feldkamp at the Broadway offices of "For Men"and boldy signed in Grey's purple ink. First letter sunned 1/2 of sheet, all folded to fit envelope, else very good, housed in custom-made cloth case. The letters concern Grey writing for the magazine about which Grey says, "I must say that I like it.it does not make its appel through phornography. I would very much to write for you." He adds, "I think some my short stuff would fit very well, and I believe I will try you with a fishing story first.Right after New Year's I am going to Australia and expect to have a great fishing expedition in the Indian Ocean. These waters.have never been fished. In fact, I hope to break some of my own records.". A nice group. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis Inc., ABAA]
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        Three Guineas

      London: The Hogarth Press,, 1938. Octavo. Original yellow cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Cloth just a little dulled, spine faintly toned, corner of lower board bumped, endpapers tanned. An excellent copy in the very lightly rubbed jacket with some nicks at the corners and minor marks to the lower panel. First edition, first impression of Woolf's important feminist treatise. "Where the 'woman question' in the nineteenth century was concerned largely with issues of the vote and education, Virginia Woolf became the leading spokeswoman for the dominant issue of the twentieth century: professional advance" (ODNB).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt. With a special introduction and explanatory notes by President Roosevelt

      New York: Random House. 1938. First. First edition. Compiled by Samuel I. Rosenman. First five volumes (as published, eight additional volumes were added later). Original full gray calf. One of 500 unnumbered copies. Bookplate in each volume, corners and edges of the spines a little rubbed, a very good set, lacking the original cardboard slipcase. This copy Inscribed by Franklin D. Roosevelt to Samuel Falk, and below F.D.R.'s inscription, it has also been Inscribed to Falk by the compiler, Rosenman. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        SPRIG AND TURFY

      (Mt. Vernon, NY): (The Golden Eagle Press), n.d [1938]. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in slightly worn, Very Good chemise. Folio (9-1/4" x 12-1/4") bound in full cream cloth with a gilt decoration on the cover, gilt lettering on the spine, and silk ties. Per the colophon: "This Archetype Edition of Sprig and Turfy is not only the first but unique in the history of the printed book. It is conveniently limited to one hundred and eight copies, each containing original paintings in water color over a key plate in black, printed by S. A. Jacobs...." This is copy #49 of 108 SIGNED by the artist with his initials. Of the 15 plates, 13 are original watercolors by Roesch, an important artist of the book. For some unexplained reason, this quite stunningly illustrated children's story of a boy and his horse is not recognized in the primary reference of livres de peintres THE ARTIST & THE BOOK 1860-1960, although Roesch's later THE SONNETS TO ORPHEUS (1944), also published by The Golden Eagle Press, is listed as "one of the first modern American livres de peintres.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA ]
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        The Twenty-Third Psalm

      Haddon Heights, NJ: Washburn, William Lewis , 1938. (10)ff. One of 49 copies. Printed in black with green decorative borders and rules. Gilt titled on front cover. Fine, in a stab-bound parchment binding with ribbon ties. (Welsh 989; MBC II.1.7; Bradbury p.318). (2 1/8 by 1 7/8; 54x47mm).

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        To the Lighthouse

      London: J.M. Dent. (1938). First. Uncorrected proof of the first Everyman's Library edition. Printed wrappers. A good only copy with the rear wrap lacking, front wrap holding on tenuously, and some erosion to the spine. Still a rarity of one of the author's most influential novels, a richly textured examination of gender and family, told through stream-of-consciousness narratives. Proofs of the early Everyman's Library books are exceptionally scarce. Connolly 100. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        To Beg I am Ashamed (First UK Edition)

      London: Routledge, 1938. First Edition. First Edition. Near Fine lacking dust jacket. Slightest vertical crease to spine, else a superb copy, tight and clean. A fictitious "autobiography" of a London prostitute, written by Greene and Matthews under a pseudonym to avoid political scandal. The book was withdrawn from the market by the publisher after warnings were issued by various moralistic institutions in England, and the first edition remains very scarce. The extent of Greene's involvement in the authorship has never been fully ascertained.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc. ]
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        An American in Paris

      [New York?]: Privately printed. [circa 1938]. First. Facsimile of the handwritten score. Folio. Full leather, ruled with a Greek key design, and lettered in gilt. Blue silk endpapers, all edges gilt. Fine. Laid in is a Typed Letter Signed dated 12 April 1938, from Abraham Ellis to Gershwin's mother, Rose (who was the unmarried composer's heir). Ellis announces in the letter that he has just purchased the Manhattan Opera House (which became the Manhattan Center), and that with Rose's permission, he would like to rename the rebuilt auditorium the Gershwin Room. This was apparently a private photographic reproduction of the score that was produced for family and friends, before the manuscript was eventually donated to the Library of Congress. Gershwin's mother's copy, with the letter dated less than a year after the composer's untimely death. A classic of 20th Century composition, and inspiration for the Vincente Minnelli film, scripted by Alan Jay Lerner around Gershwin's music and starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, and Oscar Levant. .

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        Trending Into Maine

      Boston: Little, Brown. 1938. First. First edition, the "Arundel Edition," illustrated by N.C. Wyeth, one of 1075 numbered copies Signed by Roberts and Wyeth. Fine in original unprinted parchment dustjacket with a few small chips, in the publisher's slipcase (very lightly soiled and cracked), and including the additional suite of plates. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        You Play the Black and the Red Comes Up

      New York: McBride. 1938. First. First edition. Fine, lacking the dustwrapper. A lost classic of hardboiled fiction; when it came out it was compared to The Postman Always Rings Twice and They Shoot Horses, Don't They? An Oklahoma man comes home and finds his wife and child gone, perhaps to California, and he sets out after them. The only mystery novel written by Eric Knight, an excellent and very versatile writer (he also wrote Lassie, Come Home) who died in a plane crash during WWII. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Falk Simons silversamling.

      - Norstedts 1938. 4:o. 332,(4) s. Illustrationer i texten samt 238 planscher. Skinnband med inre denteller. Rygg och pärmar med dekor av förgyllda linjer. Helt guldsnitt. Omslag medbundna. (Nordiska bokhandelns bokbinderi, Sthlm). Rygg något nött. Tryckt i 950 numrerade exemplar.[#4505]

      [Bookseller: Antiquaria Bok & Bildantikvariat AB]
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        Trout

      Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, 1938 - First trade edition. Thick 8vo. With fly plates in color by Dr. Edgar Burke, photographs and diagrams by Charles S. Krug and Ivin Sickles. 451 pp. Original brown cloth. Fine in rare pictorial dust jacket by Edgar Burke (some wear, overall very good, loss at head of spine panel affecting "TR"). Bruns B-134; Wetzel, p. 104 ("A monumental work on the subject") [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        LE CORBUSIER: Oeuvre Plastique, Peintures et Dessins Architecture.

      Paris: Albert Morance, 1938. 2 volumes. Folio (279 x 228 mm). Original illustrated portfolio with ties containing two volumes: Études & Planches. Complete with 40 full-page numbered and titled plates, including 5 pochoir-painted plates and 4 original color lithographs. Only minimal edgewear, overall a very well preserved copy. More pictures available.. Attratctive, complete first (and only) edition of this sought after first monograph on the architect Le Corbusier's painting and graphic work - a beautiful portfolio with ties containing two volumes: the first with illustrated text and four full-page lithographic plates; the second volume with 40 full-page numbered and titled plates, including 5 pochoir-painted plates and 4 original color lithographs, all by Le Corbusier; 11 x 9 in. Included are architectural studies for the Pavilion des Temps Nouveaux at the 1937 Paris Exposition., 1938. Provenance: Keld Helmer-Petersen

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        200,000 feet on Foula

      Faber and Faber, London. 1938 - 8vo. Pp, xii, 334. Frontis and 32 illustrations, as called for. Original cloth, lettered and ruled blue and gilt on spine. Edges foxed. The unclipped d/w is lightly rubbed along its edges and rather soiled, particularly the back panel. Undoubtedly in collectible condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        THE RUPERT STORY BOOK

      London, Sampson Low Marston & Co Ltd., undated (1938).. FIRST EDITION (1938), small 4to, 255 x 190 mm, 10 x 8 inches, spine 40 mm (1½") thick, frontispiece in full colour, illustrated throughout in green, blue, red, brown and black and white, text printed in several colours, pages not numbered but collated and guaranteed complete, original publisher's pictorial glazed boards showing Rupert and elephant on swings with badger and rabbits on upper cover, fruit store on lower cover, pictorial endpapers. Tiny bump to both top corners, slightest wear to head and tail of spine, two minute grazes to background of colour frontispiece plus two small grazes to inner blank margin, page edges slightly darkened, otherwise an almost Fine copy in very bright binding, looks unread. The stories are: Rupert's Holiday; A Christmas Pudding for Rupert; Rupert and the Old Miser, Rupert's Christmastide; Rupert and the Fairy Child; Rupert and the Mince Pies and Rupert and the Wise Goat's Party. The later reprints have red cloth spines, see The New Rupert Index by Lofts and Adley, revised by John Beck, page 97. Though this book turns up occasionally it is usually in poor condition due to the fragility of the spine. This is an exceptionally crisp tight bright copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Out of Africa

      New York: Random House, 1938. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Very good. Isak Dinesen was the pen name for Danish author Karen von Blixen-Finecke (1885-1962). Two of her books were made into movies that won Academy Awards – Out of Africa (Best Picture in 1986) and Babette's Feast (Best Foreign Language Film in 1987). Here is the first U.S. edition, first printing of Out of Africa, near-fine in a very good dust jacket. The binding is clean and bright with square corners and bright spine gilt. The contents are clean and tight with no spotting and just one previous owner name in pencil on the ffep. There is a bit of age toning to the untrimmed fore edges. The unclipped dust jacket still retains the original $2.75 price and has a particularly clean and complete front face. The rear face is slightly toned with mild soiling and staining and a 1 x .25 inch loss chip at the top edge. The spine is slightly toned with light wear at the spine ends and a .75 inch closed tear at the lower rear hinge. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Submarine The Autobiography of Simon Lake

      APPLETON-CENTURY CO, NY & LONDON 1938 - Signed by Simon Lake with an inscription. Dj is creased at spine, tear at top edge, lightly rubbed cover, closed tears, rubbed, and chipped. Book has general shelf wear, small bump at bottom edge, and two bookplates. Inscription states, "To Charles B Driscoll, Who calls himself the probable descendant from a pirate and has "Doublooms" and other writings made "Pirate Lou" a fascinating study. Now why not give an analysis if the cruelty of the Capt. Kiddo & Morgan in comparison with some of the wisdom Pirates which would show that if you are a descendant of a Pirate, he weas probably a kind hearted gentleman and prayed on only a fur of the ??? white modern Pirates prey upon and destroy millions of both the rich & poor. Simon Lake 9/11/38 with pleasant Recollections. DATE PUBLISHED: 1938 EDITION: 303 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        SUMMER MOONSHINE

      London: Herbert Jenkins Ltd., 1938. 312 pages plus 8 pages of advertisements. states first edition 1938 on the inprint page.Original dust jacket very good, professional repair using Japanese tissue to several missing pieces, front panel bright with no fading, 2s.6d.to the spine now attractively presented in a clear removable archival sleeve. Original orange cloth a little dull and rubbed to edges, spine has some fading, text block firm, otherwise clean. Contents clean and tight, fore-edges a little soiled, no marks, no foxing. A very good first edition copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo (12 x 18cm).

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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        San ban o'dong-pháp (La chasse en indochine)

      [Saigon]: Imprimerie de l'Union. 1938. "First edtion, 8vo, pp. xxvi, 412, [2]; preliminaries in French and Vietnamese, the rest of the text in Vietnamese; original printed wrappers bound in, 1 folding map, several maps in text, numerous black and white illustrations, mostly from photographs; small ink smudge on half-title page, p. 207 has small tear entering text (no loss), some leaves lightly foxed, else very good in ca. 1968-74 native Vietnamese green calf, raised bands, black leather labels with gilt lettering on spine. & & Describes hunting regulations and technique, as well as a chapters on guns, hunting secrets, ammunition, hunting dogs, birds, habitats of big game, equipment used, etc. & & Not found in OCLC."

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        Catalogue of Old Paintings

      Amsterdam - Frederik Muller and Co, 1938 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A fascinating catalogue of the 'very valuable and important' library formed by the late Mensing, former art auctioneer, which wassoldin auction byFrederik Muller &Co. of the Mensing Sale in 1938. 'Collection of the late M. -Ant. W. Mensing of Amsterdam. Catalogue of old paintings. The public auction will be held in Amsterdam in the great hall of the house sales Frederik Muller & Co. 'Mensingwas a partner of Frederik Muller & Co, and was responsible forexpandingthe companywith art auctions. These became a great success, and resulted in the first international market for works of art, applied art, and historic scientific instruments in the Netherlands. The Catalogue featuresover forty beautiful tissue-guarded platesofMensing's extensive artcollection. Includes work by Rembrandt (Portrait de Maarten Looten), Matinus Van Roemerswael (Qui s'engage paye) and Jan Steen (Antoine et Cleopatre). In French. Condition: Bound in original paper wraps. Externally, rubbed and bumped with some slight loss. Internally, firmly bound, very bright and clean with plates containingprotective tissue guards. Overall Condition: VERY GOOD..

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        Rebecca

      New York: Doubleday, Doran, and Company, 1938 First American edition, published one month following the British edition. Special issue, with leaf signed by du Maurier bound in by publisher. Publisher's burgundy cloth, with silver pictorial onlay decorated in metallic blue; in the original pictorial dust jacket illustrated by Rubin, with the front cover illustration depicting Mr. & Mrs. de Winters walking towards Manderley. A fine copy, with a hint of wear to the spine ends, else clean and bright; unclipped dust jacket, with some very light wear to the extremities, fresh panels. Overall, a bright and excellent copy. Rebecca is a suspenseful novel that opens with the iconic line, "Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again," which immediately establishes the dream-like, haunting quality of both the novel and its main setting. The plot is narrated by the second Mrs. de Winters, the new wife of wealthy widower Maxim de Winters, who used to live at his country estate Manderley with his first wife, Rebecca. Throughout the novel, the narrator is tormented by Rebecca's former nursemaid, the sinister Mrs. Danvers, who glorifies her former mistress and attempts to break up the newlywed de Winters. However, as the dust jacket explains, "To suggest the story in brief compass is impossible. The reader must experience the atmosphere of impending disaster, the exquisite love story with its emotion heightened by drama, the surprises, the superb moment of melodrama." Rebecca, du Maurier's most famous novel, was adapted into the notable 1940 film by Alfred Hitchcock, whose signature style also hinged on a suspenseful development that outshone the plot itself. A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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        Trending into Maine

      First Edition Fine in 1/4 white buckram and blue cloth covered boards with a gilt on black leather label on the spine. A small quarto measuring 9 1/2" by 6 1/2" with printed end sheets. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a good slip case with moderate soiling and tape repairs to one end. A signed limited edition which is signed by the author and the illustrator, N. C. Wyeth, on the first free end paper. This copy is identified as number 81 out of 1, 075 copies produced and sold. This is the extremely scarce limited edition which contains the extra set of 13 plates which appear within the text of the book. All 13 plates are present and encased in the original envelope. Our code number = TB03742

      [Bookseller: Town's End Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        CANTATA DE LOS HÉROES Y A LA FRATERNIDAD DE LOS PUEBLOS. ¡Honor y Gloria a los Héroes!

      s.i. 1938 - Size: 22x32.5. Cubierta, 17 hojas numeradas, 2 hojas. Tirada en hojas sueltas en mimeógrafo. En la última hoja: "Esta Cantata de los Héroes y la Fraternidad de los Pueblos fué interpretada por La Guerrilla del Teatro del Ejército del Centro en el homenaje - despedida a las Brigadas Internacionales ofrecido por la Alianza de Intelectuales Antifascistas el domingo 20 de nooviembre en el teatro Auditorium de Madrid'. La penúltima hoja trae el reparto de la obra, con música de Jesús G. Leoz, dirección plástica de Santiago Ontañón, y María Teresa León representando el papel de España. Esta parece ser la más rara de todas las obras de Alberti. Según las bibliografías (Becco, Anthropos 38, Biblioteca de Andalucía), fue publicado en Buenos Aires en 1938 "en una tirada de 100 ejemplares en mimeógrafo con un dibujo y firma del autor". Hubo otra edición madrileña del mismo año del cual se encuentran ejemplares en la BNE y en Tudanca, pero de esta no encontramos ejemplares en ninguna colección pública, aunque se subastó un ejemplar en Madrid en 2001; este ejem. tenía una hoja más que la nuestra - un colofón con el dibujo y la firma del autor. Alguna huella de óxido por todas las hojas, y más frecuentes(?) en la cubierta. Por lo demás, buen ejemplar de esta obra inencontrable. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Carmen Alonso Libros]
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        Sprig and Turfy

      Mount Vernon, NY: The Golden Eagle Press, [1938]. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Hard Cover. Number VI of 108 copies. Signed and numbered by the artist. Includes fifteen plates. Thirteen are original watercolors by the noted artist, Kurt Roesch, twelve of which are hand-colored. The frontispiece and a second hors-text plate are lithographs. This is an overlooked livre d';artiste, published six years before the press printed Orpheus, a book recognized in The Artist and the Book 1860-1960. This work is the whimsical and mysterious story of a boy, Sprig, and his horse Turfy, and their nighttime adventure and transformation. In the colophon, Roesch writes: "This Archetype Edition of Sprig and Turfy is not only the first but unique in the history of the printed book. It is conveniently limited to one hundred and eight copies, each containing original paintings in watercolor over a key plate in black, printed by S.A. Jacobs, The Golden Eagle Press, Mount Vernon, N.Y.". Bound in tan buckram with a gilt device on the front board, cloth ties, in a tri-fold chemise in a slipcase, both also covered in tan buckram. Book in near fine condition. Slipcase and chemise are very good with light wear. Unpaginated. PRI/081111.

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        The Long Valley

      New York: Viking Press. 1938. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 1938, First Edition. 303 pp. Hardcover, cloth-backed boards. Darkening to the front and rear inner and outer hinges, as usual. The rear inner hinge has been neatly and expertly strengthened. Otherwise a Fine, clean copy, in a Fine, bold dust jacket. DJ now housed in a mylar wrap. Digital images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Laughter In The Dark

      Indianapolis: Bobbs Merrill Company, 1938. First U.S. Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. First US edition of the author's first book to be published in English. Clean near fine example in rough green cloth (first state). Price clipped dustwrapper presents beautifully and has benefited from some expert restoration visible on verso. Author's name spelled Nabokoff. Originally published in a different version under the title Camera Obscura.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers

      Oxford: Clarendon Press. 1938, 1938. First edition. 8vo. 403pp. Fine in publisher's dark blue cloth titled in gilt to spine. In a fine unclipped dustwrapper with minor edgewear and the slightest fraying to the extremities. Very handsome indeed. Internally clean with ink ownership of David Palmer to front pastedown (there's a Canadian Descartes Medal winning mathematics teacher in Ontario who seems to have done great work in Canadian schools, we like to think it's him).

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Meek Heritage [Hurskas kurjuus] [Signed]

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1938. First English language edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good. A Very Good + to Near Fine copy of Frans Eemil Sillanpaa's rare second novel -- his third book (mild age darkening to the spine and board extremities, some age fading to the topstain), in an about Very Good example of the rare dust jacket (chipping to spine ends and to flap fold extremities, some rubbing to the lower spine, small chip and a very small tear to lower edge of rear panel, tape repairs to interior at the spine center and at the front flap turn, in each case to repair a tear the height of the dust jacket, interior tape repair to rear flap turn and to bottom of the rear panel), SIGNED BY FRANS SILLANPAA on the half-title: "F. A. Sillanpaa". Sillanpaa won the 1939 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his deep understanding of his country's peasantry and the exquisite art with which he has portrayed their way of life and their relationship with Nature." Originally published in Finnish (1919), Meek Heritage ("Hurskas kurjuus") is one of only a few of Sillanpaa's works to have been translated to English [the others known to us being "Nuorena nukkunut" ("The Maid Silja") and "Ihmiset suviyössä" ("People in the Summer Night")], all three of which are rare to the market in first edition. Signed copies of his works in any language are quite scarce to rare, and signed copies in English translation, particularly of this early work, are hens' teeth. Altogether a Very Good + copy of Frans E. Sillanpaa's rare second novel, in the even rarer dust jacket, made even rarer in being SIGNED BY FRANS E. SILLANPAA. QUITE RARE.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS) TO HIS DAUGHTER

      New York, 8 Dec. 1938. Letter. Normal creases from folding, about Fine. Superb and touching one-page letter in Kent's minuscule hand to his 25-year-old daughter Clara expressing his disappointment that she will not be spending Christmas with him. In full: "It was about 12 years ago when, out of consideration for your mother, I gave up claiming my family for Christmas Day and set New Years Day as our day for Christmas celebration. That this gave you children two Christmases we hoped was doubly nice for you; and that it gave us Christmas--though a week later--with my children was a happiness that we planned for and looked forward to. Only the absence far from home of Frances [his second wife whom he would divorce in 1939] or me or both of us has made a New Years' pass uncelebrated as the family Christmas. All this you know. And that, knowing it, you pass up your father's Christmas for a New Year at a friend's is something that I will not forget nor easily forgive. That Frances is deeply hurt at your 'previous engagement' when after two years of enforced absence she is at last home again and eager to make a Christmas for us all, is something I have read in her face as she read your letter. That is all I know about it. I will now wish you both a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year." SIGNED "Affectionately Father." The mixture of sadness and restrained anger is quite evident in this scarce and very personal autograph letter by one of the most famous American artists of the twentieth century. The bulk of Kent's papers were donated to the Smithsonian.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA ]
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        Peerless Mt. Fuji: Japan Japanese Government Railways

      Tokyo: Mitsumura Printing Co.. unbound. very good. Poster. Color lithograph mounted on linen. Image measures 41.5" x 26.75". Beautiful travel poster advertisement for Japan Railways, circa 1938. Features a serene Japanese landscape with Mount Fuji prominently displayed in the background. A few creases and tears have been professionally restored.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Walker Evans American Photographs

      The Museum of Modern Art, 1938-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing;one of only 5000 copies. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1938. 198 pp. First edition, first printing. (Original ribbed black cloth with printed paper spine label.) About Very Good hardcover. No dust jacket. Clean pages. Cloth at extremities frayed and worn, exposed tips. Light occasional foxing throughout, heavier towards front. Spine label toned, scratched and fingerprint-smudged. A nice, solid copy.Rare first edition, based on the landmark Museum of Modern Art Exhibition of Evans' work. Many wonderful photos.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        The Praise and Happinesse of the countrie-Life (Gregynog)

      Newtown: Gregynog Press, 1938 In red half leather with olive green paper covers, very light soiling at edges, with wood engraved title label on upper cover printed in red and black. Red oasis spine with gilt titling and blind floral fillet border, red tips. DW with circular image and title to top cover, titles in red to spine, a little faded. Internally, no inscriptions, title page with woodcut, (xv), 37pp, including 7 wood engraved head and tail pieces by Reynolds Stone, signed on paste down of lower cover Gregynog Press Bindery. Reprinted from the edition of 1651. Colophon states 400 copies printed by James Wardrop at the Gregynog Press, Newtown, Montgomeryshire, November, 1938. (Harrop 39/p206)

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        The Hobbit, or, There and Back Again

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1938. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good +. First American edition, first printing, 1938. First state, without flute player on title page. Tan cloth 8vo, 310pp. With numerous color illustrations by Tolkien throughout the volume, including frontispiece. Boards stamped in blue and red. Generally VG+ with very light soil to boards, dusting to the upper edge. Small bookplate to first blank, else clean and unmarked. Housed in mylar wrapper inside custom clamshell box.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Twice A Year Volume I Number 1 through Volume XV (Fifteen Issues in Nine Volumes)

      Twice A Year New York: Twice A Year, 1938. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good +. 8vos. Consecutive run of the first fifteen issues of Dorothy Norman's exceptional journal of literature, the arts and civil liberties. Lacking only the final anniversary issue. Started just before the war and under the auspices of Alfred Stieglitz and others, Twice A Year was especially concerned with issues of war, democracy and civil liberties. Issue I and Issue III/IV were published in bound wrappers. All other issues published in boards with printed dustwrappers. Issue I's binding is a bit loose, otherwise an exceptionally clean and well bound set. Uncommon thus.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A. ]
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        Twice A Year Volume I Number 1 through Volume XV (Fifteen Issues in Nine Volumes) A Semi-Annual Journal of Literature, The Arts and Civil Liberties

      New York: Twice A Year, 1938. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good +. 8vos. Consecutive run of the first fifteen issues of Dorothy Norman's exceptional journal of literature, the arts and civil liberties. Lacking only the final anniversary issue. Started just before the war and under the auspices of Alfred Stieglitz and others, Twice A Year was especially concerned with issues of war, democracy and civil liberties. Issue I and Issue III/IV were published in bound wrappers. All other issues published in boards with printed dustwrappers. Issue I's binding is a bit loose, otherwise an exceptionally clean and well bound set. Uncommon thus.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        SPRIG AND TURFY

      (Mt. Vernon, NY): (The Golden Eagle Press), n.d [1938]. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in slightly worn, Very Good chemise. Folio (9-1/4" x 12-1/4") bound in full cream cloth with a gilt decoration on the cover, gilt lettering on the spine, and silk ties. Per the colophon: "This Archetype Edition of Sprig and Turfy is not only the first but unique in the history of the printed book. It is conveniently limited to one hundred and eight copies, each containing original paintings in water color over a key plate in black, printed by S. A. Jacobs...." This is copy #49 of 108 SIGNED by the artist with his initials. Of the 15 plates, 13 are original watercolors by Roesch, an important artist of the book. For some unexplained reason, this quite stunningly illustrated children's story of a boy and his horse is not recognized in the primary reference of livres de peintres THE ARTIST & THE BOOK 1860-1960, although Roesch's later THE SONNETS TO ORPHEUS (1944), also published by The Golden Eagle Press, is listed as "one of the first modern American livres de peintres.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Trout

      Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, 1938. First trade edition. Thick 8vo. With fly plates in color by Dr. Edgar Burke, photographs and diagrams by Charles S. Krug and Ivin Sickles. 451 pp. Original brown cloth. Fine in rare pictorial dust jacket by Edgar Burke (some wear, overall very good, loss at head of spine panel affecting "TR"). Bruns B-134; Wetzel, p. 104 ("A monumental work on the subject")

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Le Charme des Pays De L'Ain - Bresse- Dombes -Bugey- Pays de Geix

      Editions Didier & Richard 9, Grande Rue, Grenoble. 1938 - In-folio ( 390x290 mm) , reliure en demi chagrin à coins, dos à cinq nerfs et tranche de titre dorée au petit fer ( reliure postérieures), l'un des 400, celui-ci portant le numéro 94 sur un vélin à la forme des Papeteries B. F. K. de Rives remarquablement frais. Ouvrage comportant 29 pages de texte typographié autour des illustrations , 42 pages d'illustrations en sépia à pleine page . Cette magnifique édition, de reliure postérieure ne souffre d'aucune pathologie particulière.On notera toute de même un léger choc de l'étui renfermant cet agréable ensemble. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ARTLINK]
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