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        Rosie O'Moore

      D'Olier Music Company, Dublin 1938 - Pp.2. This is a very scarce piece of sheet music. Written and composed by Patrick Kavanagh. Issued in the D'Olier 6d Edition Irish Song Success. The question about this is: Is this the same person as the famous Irish writer & poet THE Patrick Kavanagh?There is a school of thought which suggests it is not. However, there is another school which suggests it is. In researching this item we learned that the National Library of Ireland has a number of pieces of sheet music attributable to Patrick Kavanagh song writer. They have non music items in their collections relating to Patrick Kavanagh poet & presumably writer. So it seems that the National Library of Ireland have not absolutely ruled in nor indeed ruled out the possibility that these two Patrick Kavanagh's are or are not one and the same person. The question is: Is Patrick Kavanagh poet and Patrick Kavanagh song writer one and the same person or two different people? We have not been able to ascertain an unequivocal and definite answer to this question. This item is on offer and is priced based on this uncertainty. However, if we were to discover that these two people were indeed one and the same person, then the price would be considerably higher. Nonetheless, and notwithstanding the foregoing this is a rare and scarce piece. Patrick Kavanagh poet & writer's first book, his autobiography, Green Fool was published in the same year as this piece of music. The first edition of the Green Fool in it's original d.j. is scarce. If this piece of music is written by the man himself, it is an even rarer piece, possibly on a par in rarity terms with Joyce's wonderfully written "A Day of the Rabblement" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Travels & Sufferings of Father Jean de Brebeuf among the Hurons of Canada, as described by himself. Edited & translated from the French and Latin by Theodore Besterman

      London: Golden Cockerel Press. 1938. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Quarter red canvas over black cloth boards with morocco spine label bearing gilt titles, lower corners bumped, boards a little rubbed, map endpapers, a little light foxing to endpapers else internally clean and bright, double page illustrated title by Eric Gill, No71 of 300 copies. , 4to 11" - 13" tall, 196 [4] pp .

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      Published by Daily Express, 1938. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Bestall, Alfred. Very good condition with no wrapper. The third Rupert annual. 1st story Rupert and the Daffodils. Colour pictorial boards. Red cloth spine. 126 pages. 10x7.5". Spine is slightly bumped and corners are slightly worn, slight rubbing to cover edges. Covers are ever so slightly grubby. Child's name in belongs to box and pencil address above. Some foxing and grubby fingermarks but contents generally clean. One page corner tip creased. This copy is contained in it's original posting box. [R]

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        Contes drolatiques de vénerie *

      E. Hazan, Paris 10.4.1938. - Broché, spectaculaire couverture illustrée rempliée, imprimée en trois couleurs. Par un ponte des livres de chasse, icelui plus fantaisiste que référentiel, plein d'humour et de poésie, avec quelques passages dans les territoires hantés par Eros, en prolongement de l'avant-goût de motif de couverture.Livre rare, n'atteignant pas un total de quatre cents exemplaires, témoignant d'une rare intrusion entre deux genres à priori peu compatibles ? Quoi que, traquer la biche ou le sanglier, même si cela ne procède pas des mêmes approches, cela reste néanmoins toujours de la chasse ? On y vibre, braille, compte et en rit ! Poil au . Image visible sur site céleste. Édition originale. L'un des 300 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin royal, après 25 Japon impérial et 25 Hollande princiers - Van Gelder dit la justif' mais comme les belles du premier plat ont laissé tomber leur sous-tif' le réducteur des notices s'est permis ce clin d'oeil, Yves Gindrat. Il a faillit oublier 30 ultimes hors commerce, répartis entre les trois papiers.

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        Atlantic Reporter [1st]. Vols. 1-200. (1885-1938)

      1938 - Atlantic Reporter [1st]. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing Co. Vols 1 to 200, (1885-1938). Publisher's cloth. Ex-library with stamps on inside covers and title pages. Interiors clean. See digital image. Publisher's cloth. * Coverage includes synopses and headnotes for state court appellate cases from nine eastern states, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and the District of Columbia Municipal Court of Appeals. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "Lena" Aklavik (Original Eskimo Painting)

      1938. () Very good. Original pastel portrait (image size 37 X 52 cm.) on paper (we have not examined the image out of the frame) of an Inuit women from Aklavik. Boldly signed and dated 1938. Kathleen Shackleton was the sister of Sir Ernest Shackleton. In 1937 she applied to the HBC for a commission to travel up the MacKenzie river and to produce 3 dozen portraits. For this she was to paid 2000 dollars excluding expenses. Her purpose was to depict the northern peoples and portray the Hudson Bay Companies interests for both of their benefits. Unfortunately she become entangled in controversay with the Anglican Church in Aklavik. Our portrait is named and with further research it is probably possible to determine a better history of the sitter. For a good history of her trip in the north see Alone in Silence, European Women in the Canadian North by Barbara Kelcey..

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        MEI LI

      1938. 2. HANDFORTH,THOMAS. MEI LI. NY: Doubleday Doran 1938 (1938). Folio (9 1/4 x 12 1/4"), orange cloth, some cover soil, VG+ in dust wrapper (VG dw, not price clipped, no medal, sl. frayed at spine ends,a few small closed tears). Stated 1st ed. WINNER OF THE SECOND CALDECOTT AWARD! A Chinese tale written by Handforth and magnificently illustrated in b&w by on every page. THIS COPY IS SIGNED BY HANDFORTH. Rare.

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        Downtown District of Manhattan. Nieuw Amsterdam and New York 1789 - 1939

      New York.: Gardner Osborn.. 1938.. Color pictographic / pictorial map, 24 x 35 1/4 inches on sheet size 25 36 3/4 inches, professionally mounted on linen. Faint soiling in upper right margin (outside map area), light wear at fold lines minimized by linen backing; very good, bright condition. A bold and informative map drawn by A. Zaidenberg celebrating the architecture (old and new) and rich historical past of lower Manhattan (the area mapped extends from Battery Park to Park Row and Chambers Street.) Buildings are sketched in and named (Stone and Webster, Equitable Building, Socony Vacuum Oil Co., Adelphi Hotel etc.) Humor is incorporated with the entertaining vignette illustrations depicting historical events. A scarce poster map of Manhattan. .

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        To Maintain the Entente: Speeches of Winston Churchill

      This striking and rare Churchill speech pamphlet was published in India during the Second World War.  There were two editions, one in English and one bilingual in both French and English.  Both editions are quite elusive.  This is the English language edition.  The pamphlet is bound in thin card wraps.  The front cover bears double vertical stripes in blue and red, within which is a cross of Lorraine (adopted as a wartime symbol of the French Resistance) below which is a quote about Churchill's importance to the Franco-British Entente and a quote by Churchill.  The rear cover bears the same vertical stripes in blue and red as well as crossed French and British Flags and olive branches.  The pamphlet is 30 pages in length, measures 8.375 x 5.625 inches, and is wire stitched.  Included are excerpts of varying lengths from Churchill's addresses or speeches of: 9 May and 5 October 1938, 19 May and 3 September 1939; 19 May, 17 June (complete broadcast), 18 June, 25 June, 4 July, 14 July, 20 August, 8 October, and 21 October 1940; 9 April, 14 July (entire message to General de Gaulle), 15 July, 9 September, 10 November, and 30 December 1941; 10 May (broadcast) , 10 November, and 29 November (broadcast) 1942.  The contents include two black and white illustrations, including a photo of Churchill.  The cover versos each bear a list - in French - of wartime brochures offered by the publisher, who appear to have issued material of interest to French forces, citizens, and speakers, mainly in French, about the progress of the war.  Condition is near-fine given the age, fragility, and Indian origin of the pamphlet.  The covers are firmly attached and entirely intact with no tears or losses.  Trivial wear at extremities, mild toning, and very light soiling are the only exterior flaws.  The original single binding staple remains tight with only light surface corrosion.  Interestingly and testifying to the pamphlet's wartime Indian origin, the lower rear cover bears Indian postal stamps in black ink, one circular and no longer quite distinguishable, the second square and reading in three lines: "D.L.O / BOMBAY / 16 OCT. 44".  The contents remain clean and bright with no spotting or previous ownership marks.  The pamphlet is protected in a clear, removable, archival quality sleeve.  Bibliographic reference: Cohen A176.1, unknown to Woods.

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        The Summing Up

      Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1938. First American Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good. Original cloth; in VG dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on the FFEP: "For Douglas Fairbanks Jr., from almost one of his authors / W. Somerset Maugham / May 20, 1938." From the library of Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., with his bookplate on the front paste-down. Fairbanks (1909-2000) was an American actor (his credits include “Gunga Din”) and a highly decorated naval officer of World War II. Fairbanks starred in the 1933 film version of Maugham's THE NARROW CORNER.

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        This cartograph shows a birds-eye view of Our Bays and Our Bridges also places of interest, and other data

      San Francisco.: Williams Lithographic Company.. 1938.. Color pictographic / pictorial map, 31 x 21 inches, metal strip along upper and lower edge for hanging. A few soft creases and short tears to right edge, upper metal strip doesn't lie flat, lower metal strip has a crimp, very good bright condition. A colorful and humorous map "Fairly well deliniated (sic)by the old cartographer" Merle Basham, featuring inset vignette scrolls with historical information about the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco-Oakland Bridge and the Golden Gate International Exposition, plus illustrations highlighting various cities and leisure activities around the San Francisco Bay Area. Covers the areas from Lakeville in the upper left, Collins in the upper right, down to Palo Alto in the lower right and across to Half Moon Bay and the Pacific Ocean in the lower left. .

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        Champion of the Main

      Oxford 1938 - First edition, second imp - decorated 'arty' blue cloth boards. Very light wear to head of spine. Internally with some foxing to page edges o/w clean. Unclipped 3/- jacket with some wear and small chips, mainly around spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Unvanquished

      Random House 1938 Random House, New York 1938. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Printing on the copyright page with no additional printings listed. In the first issue jacket priced at $2.50 at the front flap. Gray Cloth boards. Drawings by Edward Shenton. {ref: Petersen A18a}. Book Condition: Very Good+, clean boards and spine, minor sunning at the spine, tight spine, light spots at the endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Good+, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, first issue jacket priced at $2.50 at the front flap, shelf wear and chipping, darkening and surface tears at the jacket spine.

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        The Writings of Gilbert White of Selborne

      London: The Nonesuch Press, 1938. Two volumes complete - Volume One - xxx, [4], 311pp, [1] and Volume Two - viii, 356pp, folding map. Original cloth, smooth backs divided into seven panels by gilt double fillets, title and author to second panel, volume number to third, remaining with varying animal and plant devices, gilt device designed by Ravilious to upper covers, t.e.g. Spines faded as usual, upper cover of volume one with small ink stains, rubbed to extremities, especially spine ends. Occasional spots of foxing internally, a previous owners gift inscription to ffeps, otherwise fairly bright and clean. With woodcuts by Ravilious. Limited to 850 sets, this being number 411. Dreyfus 114. First Edition. Hardback. Good+/No Jacket. Illus. by Ravilious, Eric. 8vo. Limited Edition.

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        The Voyage of the Challenger: a Personal Narrative of the Histori Circumnavigation of the Globe in the Years 1872-1876

      Golden Cockerel. Near Fine. 1938. LIMITED & NUMBERED. Hardcover. #30 of 300 copies produced. Bound in blue cloth with a white cloth spine decorated with gilt design. Slipcase has been recovered. Spine of volume one is a bit toned. Corners have been bumped. Prospective customers can always request images. We have been selling collectible books everyday for 21 years. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

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        Jeg Laver Kartoffeltryk

      (Denmark): Skandinavisk Bogforlag, (c. 1938). Quarto. (30)pp. First edition. Illustrated throughout in color and black & white. A Danish guide to the craft of printing with carved potatoes, which also includes examples of stories illustrated with potato prints. Instructions show how to carve the stamps, and how to create characters, scenes, and action by combining and re-arranging basic geometric shapes. The stories are comic misadventures clearly intended to capture children's attention: in one, a boy and a rabbit outsmart a devilish troll, and in another, roving thieves meet their demise in various ways. The color illustrations show the full artistic potential of this humble medium: the final page is a Scandinavian landscape, in which three children hold the flags of Norway, Sweden, Denmark. Slight toning to front cover, else fine in illustrated boards.

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      Firenze,: Parenti,, 1938.. In-16 gr., brossura, pp. 187. Ventesimo volume della collezione 'Letteratura', si compone di duecento copie numerate da 1 a 200. Inoltre ne venne stampata una tiratura fuori serie. Il nostro esemplare fa parte della tiratura fuori serie. Prima edizione. In buono stato (good copy).

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        TO BEG I AM ASHAMED. The Authentic Autobiography of a London Prostitute

      New York: The Vanguard Press, 1938 First US Edition. Co-authored by Greene with Ronald Matthews. In England, the book published by Routledge, was suppressed. The "The Public Morality Council", alerted by reviews notified the Home Secretary who pressured Routledge to withdraw the book. There was quite a stir & Greene literally took off to Mexico at the time to avoid a potential libel action. As a consequence to Greene collectors, the UK 1st book is as rare as the rarest of Greene titles, especially in any sort of dustwrapper. After Routledge withdrew the book & pulped the run, it was published in Paris, June, 1938 by Jack Kahane, father of Maurice Girodias. Another edition was published in London in 1954. This is the true first US 1938 edition & very scarce in its own right & not often seen in dustwrapper. A very good or better copy showing a bit of fade to the extremities of the delicate blue cloth, partial binding offsetting at the endpapers, in an excellent original dustwrapper showing minimal use, & a touch of foxing, still about fine . Not including in Roland Wobbe's GG bibliography. A very nice copy.. 1st Edition.

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        Brighton Rock

      New York: The Viking Press. VG : in very good condition with dust jacket and protective cover. Wrapper with upper panel detached, wear to edges and spine ends chipped. Light browning to eps. June 1938. First Edition. Red/black hardback cloth cover stamped in silver with top edge black. 210mm x 140mm (8" x 6"). 358pp. This American edition published in June 1938, preceded the first English edition by a month. .

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        The War the Infantry Knew 1914-1919

      London: P.S. King & Son Ltd.,, 1938. A Chronicle of Service in France and Belgium with The Second Battalion His Majesty's Twenty-Third Foot, The Royal Welch Fusiliers: founded on personal records, recollections and reflections, assembled, edited and partly written by One of their Medical Officers. Octavo. Original red cloth, title gilt to the spine, initials of the regiment gilt to the upper board. 27 leaves of sketch-maps bound in at the rear. A little rubbed, and a touch mottled, endpapers slightly tanned, mild foxing to the fore-edge, a very good copy. First edition, one of just 500 copies privately produced by the author, this remains an extremely elusive title. The battalion included the authors of two of the most famous literary accounts of the Great War, Graves and Sassoon, with the latter contributing a chapter to the present work entitled "A Subaltern's Service in Camp and in Action," covering the period from March 12th to April 16th, 1917, which is described as, "An early draft of pages of Memoirs of an Infantry Officer." Graves offered to contribute, but Dunn was not an admirer of Goodbye to all that, and declined his offer. Graves is mentioned, disparagingly, a handful of times in the text. Dunn's is an extraordinary book, in the Face of Battle John Keegan described it as "one of the most interesting and revealing books of its type … a genuinely truthful and fascinating picture of the war as it was for the infantry." Compiled in diary form from the reminiscences of around 50 members of the Battalion, it is without doubt the most authentic account of the experience of the Western Front at Battalion level. Providing complete confirmation of the old cliché that war is '90% boredom and 10% sheer terror,' these accounts provide remarkable insight into the mental state invoked by the conditions of trench warfare.

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        Three papers: 1. Über das Zerplatzen des Urankernes durch langsame Neutronen; 2. Einiges über die experimentelle Entwirrung der bei der Spaltung des Urans auftretenden Elemente und Atomarten; 3. Die chemische Absheidung der bei der Spaltung des Urans entstehenden Elemente und Atomarten.Berlin: Verlag der Akademie der Wissenshaften, 1939-1942-1944. First edition, offprint issues.

      A fine and complete set of Hahn and Strassmann's three fundamental papers on nuclear fission, containing the first comprehensive account of the phenomenon. Dibner 168; Norman 963 [1st paper only]. <br/><br/> "In 1938 radiochemist Otto Hahn and nuclear chemist Fritz Strassmann demonstrated the presence of radioactive barium, lanthanum and cesium among the products of neutron bombardment of uranium-a phenomenon that seemed to contradict all previous experiences of nuclear physics. The two announced their puzzling findings in a paper published in <i>Naturwissenschaft</i> on January 6, 1939 ('Ueber den Nachweis und das Verhalten der bei der Bestrahlung des Urans mittles Neutronen entstehenden Erdalkalimetalle'). Before the paper's publication Hahn wrote to the theoretical physicist on their research team, Lise Meitner, then under Nazi exile in Copenhagen, to report their discovery and ask advice. It was this letter that inspired Meitner and her nephew Otto Frisch to theorize a fission process, which they published on February 11, 1939." (Norman)<br/><br/> Hahn and Strassmann's paper offered here "indicated fission of the uranium nucleus into two parts of about equal size with the release of much energy [in fact a tremendous jump over the energy produced in all previous transmutation reactions]. Hahn received the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1944; he, Meitner and Strassmann shared the U.S.A. Fermi Award in 1966" (Dibner). Two versions of the offprint exist: the present green-wrappered version, issued commercially, and an extremely rare version issued in orange wrappers and with 'Einzelausgabe' and 'Überreicht von den Verfassern' on the front wrapper. Dibner 168. Norman 963. Segrè, X-Rays to Quarks, pp. 206-7.. Three offprints from Abh. Preuss. Akad. Wissensch., math.-naturwiss. Klasse, no. 12 (1939), pp. 20; no. 3 (1942), pp. 30; no. 12 (1944), pp. 14. All three copies in the original green printed wrappers (some light sunning to right margin of wrappers, otherwise fine). Preserved in a custom morocco slip case

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        Noyaux et Faisdeaux Du Cerveau Humain Nuclei and Nerve Tracts in the Human Brain

      France: Georges Thomas, 1938. Hardcover fold out document holder with 49 photographic plates of the human brain, these plates are 9 inches by 6½ inches and pasted on to a fold over seet with clear overlays going over them giving reference numbers which are explained on page opposite. Descriptions and short amount of text are in English, French, German and Italian. There SHOULD be 50 PLATES but number 24 is missing. Plates are in overall clean condition just some occasional light foxing to paper they are pasted on , Outer covers are a little dusty with age and a little worn on edges with some small splits. Top right corner has handwritten INSCRIPTION by EUGENE LUDWIG A Monsieur Le Professeur A B Appleton hommage affectaeax E Ludwig. HEAVY BOOK 2-2Kg with packing EXTRA POSTAGE REQUIRED FOR OVERSEAS. A nice copy especially with inscription SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.. Signed by Co Author. First Edition. Boards. Good Plus/No Jacket. 12 ½ x 9 ½ Inches. Hardcover.

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        1938 Mein Kampf Wedding Presentation Edition SIGNED BY Adolf Hitler (From the personal collection of General Lucian Truscott - Commander of the 3rd Infantry Division and the man who assumed command in Europe from George S. Patton on October 8, 1945)

      Munich: Munchen (Nazi Party), 1938. 1st Thus. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. (Military & War)(WWII) HITLER, Adolph. Mein Kampf (My Battle). Munich: Nazi Party (Zentralverlag Der NSDAP), 1938. Single Volume Edition. Housed in original slipcase as issued. This is a copy of the 1938 Gift Edition issued in the slipcase. Quarter-Bound in black leather over vellum look boards. Book is signed by Adolf Hitler on the half-title page. A bright, strong signature. Book exhibits a previous owner (Truscott) number remnant on the spine. Slight wear to leather and edges of the original slipcase are quite worn and starting to split. As stated, this copy was obtained by General Lucian Truscott while serving in WWII. Book comes with copies of original family photographs of General Truscott with George S. Patton as well as with the current owner of the book (a family member). This particular piece is on consignment with our shop. In addition, this copy comes with a copy of the October 2, 1944 LIFE Magazine featuring the previous owner (General Lucian Truscott) on the cover. This magazine, the book and the photos have been part of the Truscott family collection since WWII. More information can be provided on the provenance of this copy to any serious interested parties. More information can be found on General Lucian Truscott here:

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        Ellery Queen&#39;s Challenge to the Reader

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1938. Minor offsetting to the title page; light toning on edges. Boards are clean, square, and tight. The dust jacket has flaked and is chipped, but is very presentable and is very seldomly found in any condition. The Challenge To the Reader is the first Ellery Queen anthology to be published and it is inscribed by Frederic Dannay.. Inscribed By "Ellery Queen". First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fair. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Too Many Cooks (First Edition)

      New York: Farrar and Rinehart, 1938. First Edition. First Edition. Near Fine in a Very Good dust jacket. Jacket has a slightly faded spine, and some light chipping along the top and bottom edge, no separation or loss to lettering. A very presentable copy of the fifth Nero Wolfe mystery, which in the last ten years has gone from scarce to rare in this condition.

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        My Sister Eileen

      Published by Chatto & Windus Ltd, 42 William IV Street, London First Edition UK 1938. London 1938. First UK edition hard back binding in publisher&#39;s original terracotta and cream cloth covers, terracotta and cream title and author lettering to the spine, plum dyed upper edges. 8vo. 8&#39;&#39; x 5½&#39;&#39;. Contains 200 printed pages of text. Superficial wear to the covers, fore and lower edges age darkened, faded ink message to the front free end paper. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with 20 mm v-shaped piece of paper missing to the lower front gutter, rubs to the corners and spine ends, not price clipped 5s. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this preserves and prolongs the life of the paper, it is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Records of Four Tipperary Septs: The O'Kennedys, O'Dwyers, O'Mulryans, O'Meaghers

      O'Gorman Printinghouse - 1938. Hardcover. 180pp. Original cloth. Title label on spine, label is browned and chipped. Bumped. Pages and text are clear and bright. Small amount of foxing. A very good copy of this rare book. Keywords: Local History - County Tipperary, Genealogy. . . . . Free Shipping Worldwide. Books ship from the US and Ireland . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Art and Artists in New Jersey. [With Original Perrine Watercolor]

      Somerville, NJ: C.P. Hoagland Company, 1938. First, Limited Editiion. First edition, limited to 100 signed, numbered copies. This copy additionally signed by 49 of the 55 artists whose work is discussed in the book, and includes a small original watercolor sketch by American impressionist Van Dearing Perrine, tipped in at front endpaper. Original cloth-backed boards, mildly toned and with a small (ca 3/4" dia) faint splash-stain to front board; spine slightly faded. Very Good or better overall. & & Van Dearing Perrine (1869-1955) founded an artist&#39;s colony at Ridgefield, New Jersey in the 1890s, where he was closely associated with such other notable New York painters as William Glackens, James Maxfield, Grant Wright, and Albert Groll. Emma Goldman was also an occasional visitor after the turn of the century. Perrine has signed his entry in the volume, as have most of the other artists discussed, including the noted painters Junius Allen, Grace D. Edwards, John Allison, Peyton Boswell, Gerald Foster, Robert Pederson, and Luigi Lucioni (all of whom achieved some prominence in the WPA era) as well as noted Art-Deco sculptor Waylande Gregory. An extremely scarce volume, and unique thus.

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        USSR im Bau.

      (Moskau, Staatlicher Kunstverlag), 1938. - Nr. 1 1938. Fol. Farbige OBrosch. 20 nn. Bll. mit sehr zahlr. Fotos und Fotomontagen. Sprache: Russisch, Erste Ausgabe. - Von N. Troschin gestaltetes Heft über den Sowjet-Film mit Fotos von Max Alpert, Georgij Petrussow u.a. sowie herausragenden Fotomontagen. - Bowlt-H. 116. 112. W Obloshke-Kat.-Moskau 105 u. 237. - Sehr schönes Exemplar.

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        The Birds of Kenya Colony and the Uganda Protectorate

      London: Gurney & Jackson, 1938. Three volumes complete, in black buckram, top edges gilt, completed and edited by W. L. Sclater, with a portrait, 24 coloured plates, a large folding map and 241 illustrations by Gronvold, pages lii, 542; viii, 545-1134; viii, 1137-1592, 3 adverts. A very nice copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        tour de Grèce

      1938 Paris Ed. M.I.E.U.X. 1938 - 40 x 30 cm - [16] pages de texte comme introduction de Ozenfant dans la couverture d'éditeur,[4]pges de publicité en ff , photo frontispice et 31 belles photos, une par feuille - le tout dans uns une boîte de toile vert - condition: intérieur très bien, la boîte est décoloré par le soleil - nom de l'auteur et titre estampés sur la partie supérieure et le dos de la boîte

      [Bookseller: A. Van Zaelen antiquariaat]
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        T. E. Lawrence to His Biographer Liddell Hart; [together with:] T. E. Lawrence to His Biographer Robert Graves

      London, Faber and Faber,, 1938. Information about Himself, in the Form of letters, Notes, Answers to Questions and Conversations. 2 volumes, octavo. Bound in the original publisher&#39;s cloth bindings, with lettering pieces to spines and front boards, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. In the original grey cloth slipcase. Some very minor fading to the spines but a most superior set in the less than common original slipcase. First UK Edition, limited to 500 numbered copies signed in their respective volumes by Liddell Hart and Graves.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        T.E.Lawrence to his Biographer Robert Graves [and] Liddell Hart. Information about himself, in the form of letters, notes, answers to questions and conversations. Edited with notes and critical commentaries by Robert Graves and B.H.Liddell Hart

      Faber & Faber Limited, London, 1938. First Edition, presented in two volumes and limited to 1000 numbered and signed copies (by Graves and Hart respectively), these two being #382 (half of the print run was for distribution in the UK and the remainder for the US). 187pp & 233pp. Full buckram, lettered and ruled in gold at spines and upper boards. Top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Each volume with a different portrait frontispiece. A little light browning to the recto of each colophon page and spines just a fraction sunned as is common, else both volumes in fine state, missing the unprinted acetate protectors but with the original cloth covered slipcase, just a little marked and fingered.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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        T. E. Lawrence to his Biographer Robert Graves [and] Liddell Hart. Information about himself, in the form of letters, notes, answers to questions and conversations. Edited with notes and critical commentaries by Robert Graves and B. H. Liddell Hart. (2 volumes)

      London: Faber and Faber, 1938. First edition. Limited edition. Signed.. Hardcover. 8vo. (9.25 x 6.25 inches). pp.viii, 187; viii, 233. B/w frontispiece to each volume. B/w illust. Publisher&#39;s cloth gilt, both volumes lightly splashed or spotted to edges (trifle loss of dye), and faded to spine. No d/w. Top edge gilt. Others uncut. Owner&#39;s name in ink to both front free endpapers. Lightly tanned to blank sides of signed pages and last page of textblock. Owner&#39;s annotations in biro to blank side of signed page and rear pastedown of &#39;Robert Graves&#39; volume. Owner&#39;s annotations in ink to rear pastedown of &#39;Liddell Hart&#39; volume. A few annotations in pencil scattered here and there. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. This edition limited to 1,000 numbered and signed copies, of which 500 copies printed for Great Britain, this set being No.142. The relevant copy is signed by Graves and Liddell Hart. Loosely inserted in the &#39;Graves&#39; volume is a PHOTOCOPY of a typed letter (on headed paper) from Beryl (Graves) to Jim [?], mainly concerning cycling; with additions handwritten in ink signed &#39;Robert&#39;, mainly concerning the character of T. E. Lawrence and criticising Aldington&#39;s book. Cloth-backed slipcase clean, tidy, firm. A Very Good set indeed.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books P.B.F.A.]
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        Building Plans, Topography Maps, Radius Lot Map, Elevations, and Interior and Exterior Perspectives for a Two Family Dwelling for Mrs. Thomas A. Driscoll on Leavenworth St. 102&#39; North of Francisco St., San Francisco.[possibly 2523-2527 or 2506 Leavenworth. ]

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, June 1938 - August 1939. Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 17" x 22". 32 sheets. Also includes 10 additional sheets in blueprint or blackline. Job #204. Current location possibly 2523-2527 or 2506 Leavenworth. File #1772. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Guide to Peking

      Peking, The Peking Chronicle Press, 1938. - 1 volume in-12, 20-iv-130-22 pp., illustrated soft covers with slight tears, illustrated with a folding map, many photographic plates and commercial advertisements, a good copy. Contents: Peking: a Historical Introduction &#150; The Municipality of Peking &#150; Points of Interest. Outer City (Chinese City) &#150; Inner City (Tartar City) &#150; Diplomatic Quarter &#150; Imperial City &#150; Forbidden City &#150; Trips outside of City &#150; Other Places worthwhile seeing &#150; The Chinese Theatres &#150; Chinese Foods &#150; Shops &#150; Educational and Cultural Institutions &#150; Religious Organisations &#150; Home of Chinese Art &#150; Industries &#150; Neswpapers &#150; Hotels &#150; Clubs and Associations &#150; Hospitals &#150; Banks &#150; Services of Public utility &#150; Chinese Festivals.

      [Bookseller: INDOSIAM RARE BOOKS]
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        Too Many Cooks (First Edition)

      London: Collins, 1938. First Edition. First Edition. Very Good in a Good dust jacket. Foxing to the preliminary leaves, binding a bit cocked, some discoloration to the cloth at the heel. Jacket is moderately worn, with chipping at the spine ends; the chip at the heel affects a portion of the publisher&#39;s device. A presentable copy overall of an extremely scarce in any condition.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        T. E. Lawrence to his Biographer Robert Graves [and] Liddell Hart. Information about himself, in the form of letters, notes, answers to questions and conversations. Edited with notes and critical commentaries by Robert Graves and B. H. Liddell Hart. (2 volumes)

      London: Faber and Faber, 1938.. 8vo. (9.25 x 6.25 inches). pp.viii, 187; viii, 233. B/w frontispiece to each volume. B/w illust. Publisher's cloth gilt, both volumes lightly splashed or spotted to edges (trifle loss of dye), and faded to spine. No d/w. Top edge gilt. Others uncut. Owner's name in ink to both front free endpapers. Lightly tanned to blank sides of signed pages and last page of textblock. Owner's annotations in biro to blank side of signed page and rear pastedown of 'Robert Graves' volume. Owner's annotations in ink to rear pastedown of 'Liddell Hart' volume. A few annotations in pencil scattered here and there. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. This edition limited to 1,000 numbered and signed copies, of which 500 copies printed for Great Britain, this set being No.142. The relevant copy is signed by Graves and Liddell Hart. Loosely inserted in the 'Graves' volume is a PHOTOCOPY of a typed letter (on headed paper) from Beryl (Graves) to Jim [?], mainly concerning cycling; with additions handwritten in ink signed 'Robert', mainly concerning the character of T. E. Lawrence and criticising Aldington's book. Cloth-backed slipcase clean, tidy, firm. A Very Good set indeed. First edition. Limited edition. Signed.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books PBFA]
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      London: Cobden-Sanderson, [1938].. Cloth. Frontis. Somewhat used and rubbed (see below). Enclosed in folding cloth slipcase and chemise, with gilt labels. First edition of one of the author&#39;s most celebrated political biographies, inscribed by him on the front free endsheet: "My Dear Ray: This mutilated copy of &#39;Victoria and Albert&#39; is the one I have used during this past two years, while I have been writing my new book. You might like to keep it, to remind you of my devotion. Hector." The book is signed again above the inscription, and the text is littered throughout with Bolitho&#39;s frequently substantial annotations, insertions and comments, including a couple of pasted in printed and typescript items. A prolific writer and editor in several genres, New Zealand-born Bolitho published a sequence of biographies of British royals that were both highly praised and widely read.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        NINE CHAINS TO THE MOON. Inscribed

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1938 First Edition of Buckminster Fuller&#39;s first book. Excellent Presentation Copy, inscribed by the author on the front pastedown. &#39;To ...with confidence in his ability to demonstrate creative responsibility in his day for other men&#39;. 8vo. 406 pp. A better than very good copy, (dedicatees discreet name lightly stamped on the eps.), in copper-coloured cloth, black titles to the spine and front board in a bright, fresh dustwrapper with light overall general use. All fold-out charts and appendices present. Fuller introduces his concept of the "phantom captain" and many ideas seminal to his remarkable lifelong experiment of &#39;thinking out loud&#39;.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Boston (Massachusetts) and Vicinity. A Pictorial Map

      Ernest Dudley Chase.. 1938.. Three-color pictorial / pictographic map, 17 1/4 x 23 1/4 inches (44 x 59cm) on sheet 19 x 25 inches. Two pinholes in each corner, light soiling to right edge (mainly outside map area). An extraordinarily detailed map of Boston and vicinity SIGNED by Ernest Dudley Chase at lower left. Tiny, accurate pictographs of important buildings populate the map, with several larger vignettes of buildings at the edges, including the Boston Public Library, the Parker House, the Copley-Plaza Hotel and the Paul Revere House. .

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        The Sword in the Stone

      London: Collins,, 1938. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in white. With the original pictorial dust jacket printed in black. Line-drawing chapter head- and tailpieces. A fine copy in the fine jacket with a few very short closed tears, by far the best copy seen. First edition, first impression, of the first instalment of what was to become the Arthurian tetralogy entitled The Once and Future King (1958).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      London: Collins, 1938 White, T. H. [White, Terence Hanbury]. THE SWORD IN THE STONE. London: Collins, 1938. First Edition, Rare First Issue of the First Book of White&#39;s Arthurian masterpiece. 8vo., pp. [1-6] 7-338 [339] [340: blank]. Text illustrations by the author. Publisher&#39;s black cloth lettered in white. A fine copy in a very good or better, mildly spine darkened black background dustwrapper decorated with white heraldic designs & which has been expertly restored primarily at the spine crown. First issue as the binding is 1/8" taller than the regular trade edition which it precedes; an export copy with the rare dustwrapper unclipped but with the corner price unprinted. Export issues normally preceded Collins regular trade issue & constitute the earliest printing. A very nice example of this 20th century classic later collected in White&#39;s The Once And Future King which was the basis for the 1967 movie, Camelot starring Vanessa Redgrave & Richard Harris - and Disney&#39;s animated film, The Sword In The Stone. Rare.. 1st Edition. Illus. by T. H. White.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Sword in the Stone

      London: Collins,, 1938. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in white. With the original pictorial dust jacket printed in black. Line-drawing chapter head and tailpieces. Near fine, dust jacket split to fold of spine and to back flap, corners nicked. A bright copy. First edition, first impression, unpriced issue of the dust jacket. The first instalment of what was to become the Arthurian tetralogy entitled The Once and Future King (1958).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        SIOUX INDIAN PAINTINGS: 1. Paintings of the Sioux and Other Tribes of the Great Plains. 2. The Art of Amos Bad Heart Buffalo

      Nice, France: C. Szwedzicki, 1938. First edition. First edition. Limited to 400 copies signed by the publisher. Two portfolio volumes (plates 492 x 388), each with short letterpress introductions in French and English, 15 and 10 pages, respectively, and 45 of 51 total plates printed via gravure and the pouchoir process. The first volume lacking plates 4, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 24, the second volume complete. Portfolios with minor soiling and a number of the ties torn, internal contents are clean with a few corners bumped and minor toning. & & The beautiful plates depict the artwork of a number of Sioux, Shoshone, and Kiowa artists (e.g. Kills Two, Amos Bad Heart Buffalo, Pretty Hawk, Chief Washakie, and Silver Horn). The second portfolio contains artwork exclusively by Amos Bad Heart Buffalo, including a series of famous scenes from the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Seventeen of the twenty-five plates in the second part relate entirely to the Custer battle, and others to the Wounded Knee massacre. When the drawings were reproduced in 1967 in A Pictographic History of the Oglala Sioux, they were singled out as a Custer "Highspot." Szwedzicki also produced portfolios of Kiowa Indian art and Pueblo art, all published in a similar format in the south of France in the 1930s. These portfolios have become rather uncommon due to cannibalization over the years, and it has been suggested that some sets were destroyed during World War II. A beautiful and important collection of 19th-century American Indian art. Housed in a custom clamshell. Luther Highspot 105.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore 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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39; teeth. Altogether a Very Good + copy of Frans E. Sillanpaa&#39;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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