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        French Riviera Villages

      New York: Mitchell Kennerley,, 1938. Aquatints by Augusta Rathbone. Photographs by Juliet Thompson. Text by Virginia Thompson. Quarto. Original natural buckram, printed paper labels to spine and upper board, map endpapers. Housed in the publisher's box. 12 aquatint plates, 56 plates from photographs. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing. Scarce in the original box.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Cardboard Crucifix; The Story of a Pilot in Spain

      Published by William Blackwood & Sons Ltd., Edinburgh Second Impression 1938. London 1938. Hard back binding in publisher's original orange cloth covers, royal blue title and author lettering to the spine and to the upper panel. 8vo. 8'' x 5½''. Contains 343 printed pages of text. Spine ends a little soft, foxing to the closed page edges, ink message dated 1939 to the front free end paper. Very Good condition book in scarce Very Good condition art work dust wrapper with tiny chips to the spine tips and corners, crease lines to the edges, 8/6 to the spine. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, it does not adhere to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        XXe Siecle. No.4. English edition, Christmas 1938

      XXe Siecle/Zwemmer, Paris, 1938. XXe Siecle. No.4. English edition, Christmas 1938. Paris. With original prints by Matisse, de Chirico, Miro, Arp, Laurens, Magnelli, Zadkine, Helion, Duchamp and Max Bill. Very rare. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Good/No Jacket.Condition: Cover worn with discolorations, back cover detached from the book with the last two pages attached. Spine is torn in several points. The lower left corner has bump due to a previous drop, the bump effect all the pages of the book.  The prints are in Very Good condition, the bump is slightly visible, and the prints are solid attached to the book, Never framed. The only print not in good condition is the original ithograph by Max Bill, it's detached from the top of the spine, and the lower right corner has some color loss.

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA-ILAB)]
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        Wait Until Spring, Bandini

      Stackpole, 1938-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION. New York: Stackpole Sons, 1938. 266 pp. Blue cloth with red lettering on spine. First edition, first printing. (No additional printings indicated on copyright page.) Good+ condition hardcover. No jacket. Clean pages. Spine faded and lettering rubbed. Former owner's name on paste down. Cloth a bit soiled. Bumped corners. A solid copy.A true first of John Fante's first published novel, the first of the Bandini Quartet. Rare. Basis of a 1989 film directed by Dominique Deruderre.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        While England Slept

      New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1938. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Very good. This is the precursor to Churchill's great war speeches. Collector worthy jacketed copies of the first U.S. edition, first printing are now quite scarce. Here is one. The British first edition was given the politically palatable title "Arms and the Covenant". The U.S. title is a bit more honest. 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 entrusted their fate, 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 While England Slept 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) Offered here is a near-fine plus first edition, first printing in a very good plus, first printing dust jacket. The blue cloth binding is square, clean, and tight with perfect silver lettering and red banners and no soiling or blemishes. Wear is trivial, confined to tiny bumps at the lower corners and upper rear hinge. The contents are clean and tight. No spotting. The red-stained top edge remains bright and clean, with uniform, unfaded color. Age-toning, which is common to the untrimmed fore edges, is modest. A single previous owner name is ink stamped on the front pastedown. The correct first printing dust jacket is bright and clean, featuring vivid, entirely unfaded red color on the jacket spine. The jacket is also unclipped, still bearing the original $4.00 price on the front flap. In addition to being notably clean and bright, the jacket is highly complete, with minor chipping to a maximum .125 inch depth at the spine ends and bottom edge, with wrinkling to the lower .5 inch of the front face. This is a premium copy, increasingly scarce in such condition. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A107.2.a, Woods/ICS A44(b.1). Langworth p.193

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        London Bulletin. Complete Run. Surrealism, Dada

      London Gallery, Ltd., London., 1938 - 1940.. Issues are well preserved, in very good, clean, tight condition. There is some browning and foxing, especially in early issues. Previous owner's stamp on bottom edge of each front cover. Covers are very good, with occasional tanning at margins; cover of issue #7 is faded. The final issue (#18-20) is missing the last two pages, numbered 51-52, a Zwemmer advertisement for Surrealist Literature; no text is lost. The spine of this issue is worn and lettering is missing; all illustrations are complete, and the Hayter and Banting woodcuts are fine and bright.. Fifteen issues as published, April 1938 to June 1940, Number 1 to Numbers 18-20, all in original wrappers; several numbers are double issues. There was a gap in publishing dates between June 1939 and June 1940. The last issue was published by the Surrealist Group in England. Illustrated in black and white through 1939; final issue #18-20 includes 2 woodcuts in colour by Hayter, and 8 other reproductions in colour. Issues range from 20 pages to 64 pages; most are 24 pages. Contents contain gallery listings, illustrations and articles on or by Magritte, Miro, Paul Nash,Henry Miller (on B.G. Benno), Yves Tanguy, Breton, Picasso, Max Ernst, Man Ray, Eluard, Bill Brandt, Duchamp, Naum Gabo, De Chirico, et al. Included is a poem by Djuna Barnes, and a one-page review of a Degenerate Art Exhibit in Berlin. Issue 15-16, stated revised edition, is devoted to Picasso's work in English collections. Only a few single issues of the Bulletin are currently available for sale; a complete run is rare.

      [Bookseller: The Good Times Bookshop]
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        PUMPKIN MOONSHINE

      Oxford University Press, London New York Toronto: 1938 - Color Illustrations; 32mo 4" - 5" tall; 4 ¾ x 4 in. [44]pp. Blue cloth with white polka dots, red lettered title and author within scalloped red frame on front cover. First Edition in scarce priced dust jacket [.75]. Color illustrations by Tudor. Spine tips and corners slightly rubbed, faint small spot on front cover, no owner?s name. Dustjacket price of $ .75 and rear flap blank. DJ spine panel moderately soiled, overall lightly toned, edges partly frayed, few small chips to ends of spine panel and lower edges of folds. Author?s first book. Hare P19. Unusually nice copy. First in the Calico series. Illustrated in color by the author; calligraphic text by Hilda . The adventures of Sylvie Ann, who sought out the largest pumpkin she could find for Halloween. Sylvie Ann was Tudor's real-life niece, who came from Scotland to visit her grandmother in Connecticut every summer - Tudor wrote this for her niece, and had it bound up in calico, then decided to have it published, at which she succeeded after long effort. Scott. ; 0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: poor mans books (mrbooks)]
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        AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHS

      New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1938. First edition. Hardcover including dustjacket. Evans, Walker. Very good/Very good+. Hardcover binding in very good+ condition. Fraying to edges of cloth and slight wear to front- and back-cover. Inside no markings whatsoever. Clean and crisp plates. Errata slip present. Frontal part of belly band also included (very few, if any, left for sale). Dustjacket has some chips to edges and spine, and slight tanning. (See illustration). Else complete. Dust-jacket very scarce in any condition.

      [Bookseller: Amstelbooks]
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        Odyssey: A Modern Sequel

      Athens: Pyrsos,1938. First edition. Folio, brown cloth. Number 109 of 277 numbered signed copies. Signed by Nikos Kazantzakis at the colophon. A near fine copy. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Exceptionally rare.Nikos Kazantzakis began work on his modern sequel to Homer's Odyssey in 1924, publishing it in 1938 after drafting seven different versions. Kazantzakis considered this his most important work. Following the structure of Homer's Odyssey, it is divided into 24 rhapsodies, consisting of 33,333 17-syllable lines. It was translated into English in 1958 as "The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel".

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB ]
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        Les Miserables [complete in 5 Volumes with slipcase]

      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. A rare set. Signed by Lynd Ward.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        An album of 25 bromoil prints of Central Australia, individually captioned and signed (Hugo Keil ARPS) in pencil on the wide bottom margins; undated, but early 1940s? The images (195 x 245 mm or the reverse) are tipped onto album leaves (rectos only); these are cord-bound into the cloth-covered album (now slightly rubbed and marked); they are in uniformly fine condition

      - The Northern Territory Archive Service has an album containing the same twenty-five images, captioned but apparently unsigned. The catalogue record for that album (NTRS 3050) states that 'Hugo Keil was a photographer who worked at the Appropriation Ledger Section of the Allied Works Council in Alice Springs during the Second World War. Hugo gave this wonderful album of Central Australian images to Phyllis Prideaux (later Johnson), which has come into NTAS as part of the Phyllis Johnson collection. Hugo took many photographs of Central Australian scenes, including images of Mount Gillen, the Hugh River, Palm Valley and the Spotted Tiger Mine at Harts Range'. An article in the Barrier Miner (28 October 1938) makes mention of a forthcoming 'exhibition of Bromoil Prints by Hugo Keil of the Crown Studios, Adelaide', and a review in the Adelaide Advertiser (21 August 1940) of The Adelaide Camera Club's exhibition of pictorial photography notes that ' Hugo Keil shows fine timber, sharply etched in "Grandeur of the North"'. Use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability.

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian ANZAAB/ILAB]
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        Portrait photogrpahique

      1938 - Circa 1938. 160 x 225 mm. Tirage argentique d'époque Rare portrait photographique pris pendant la tournage du film Es- poir, sierra de Teruel par Boris Peskine, co-réalisateur, avec Mal- raux, de l'adaptation cinématographique du roman L'Espoir sorti chez Gallimard en 1937. On connait un autre portrait à la cigarette pris durant la même séance et reproduit dans l'Album pléiade Malraux paru en 1986.

      [Bookseller: Librairie le pas sage]
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        Building Plans, Elevations, and Perspective for a Building for Mrs. Thomas A. Driscoll on the N.W. Corner of Harrison St. and 16th St., San Francisco. Current address likely 298 Alabama St

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, June - September 1938. Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 17" x 22". 9 sheets. Job #203. File #1720. 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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        The Biggles Omnibus

      London: Oxford University Press, Humphrey Milford,, 1938. Containing: Biggles Flies East; Biggles Hits the Trail; Biggles & Co. Octavo. Original brick-red cloth, titles and decoration to front board and spine in brown, top edge dyed brick-red. With the price-clipped dust jacket. Illustrated in black and white. School prize plate to front pastedown dated 1938. Spine cocked, some spots to top and fore edges, light foxing to endpapers and occasionally to outer margins of text. A very good copy in the rubbed, spotted and edge-chipped jacket. First edition, first impression of the first Biggles omnibus. Scarce in the dust jacket. This volume includes three Biggles stories: Biggles Flies East introduces his nemesis Erich von Stalhein; in Biggles Hits the Trail Biggles and his companions fly to Tibet to solve a mystery regarding the "Mountain of Light"; and in Biggles & Co. Biggles sets up a freight company with a shady character named Cronfelt.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Set of Photographs Depicting George R.I. And His Wife Elizabeth R. [Original Silverprint Photographs]

      Soper, Park Lane W.I. (George)/Dorothy Wilding, London (Elizabeth) 1938. () A set of two seperate photographs. Near fine. The image of King George measures 14.5 X 11.5 inches (36.8 X 29 CM). The image of Elizabeth measures 14.5 X 10.75 inches (36.8 X 27.5 cm). Original silverprint photographs. Each laid down with signature on mount. Beige matting surrounding. Signed by the photographer to the bottom left of the portrait. The portait of George has the stamp of the photographer on the back (with a notation of the negative number) while the portrait of Elizabeth has a plate containing the photographers information and number of the image affixed to the back. Very slight crease to the bottom right corner of the portrait of Elizabeth, else in fine condition. Each is signed by personage depicted above in black ink and dated 1938. A beautiful set of portaits depicting King George VI and his wife, Queen Elizabeth (the Queen mother) in formal costume two years after his accession of the thrown. Signed by King George VI & Queen Elizabeth..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        While England Slept

      New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1938. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Very good. This is the precursor to Churchill's great war speeches, a collector-worthy copy of the first U.S. edition, first printing in dust jacket. The British first edition was given the politically palatable title "Arms and the Covenant". The U.S. title is a bit more honest. The book contains a collection of speeches spanning the years 1932 to 1938 criticizing British foreign policy and warning prophetically of the coming danger. The world remembers the resolute war leader to whom the British entrusted their fate, 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 While England Slept 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) Here is a near-fine plus copy in a very good plus dust jacket. The book itself is a particularly clean and bright example. The blue cloth binding is square, clean, and tight, with sharp corners, bright silver lettering and red banners, and virtually no wear. Searching for flaws, we find only trivial wrinkling of the cloth at the spine ends and a tiny blemish to the cloth on the front cover. The contents are particularly bright and clean. Even the untrimmed fore edges are especially bright, showing almost none of the typical age-toning to which they are prone. We find absolutely no previous ownership marks and no spotting. The red-stained top edge shows very slight sunning, but retains strong, even color. The dust jacket is unclipped, retaining the original $4.00 front flap price and is highly complete, with only fractional chipping at the spine ends. We note modest wear to the edges and spine, a scuff mark at the upper front corner, a smaller scuff at the bottom left of the author's portrait, and light scuffing to the spine. Nonetheless, spine presentation is notable, retaining bright color, with only barely discernable color shift between the front face and the spine. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A107.2.a, Woods/ICS A44(b.1). Langworth p.193.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Out of Africa

      Random House, New York 1938 - First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful dustjacket that is rich in color with light wear to the edges. This ORIGINAL First Printing dustjacket has the price present on the front flap. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy in collector’s condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        WAIT UNTIL SPRING, BANDINI

      Stackpole Sons, New York 1938 - First Printing. Octavo; teal cloth, with titles stamped in orange on spine and in blind on front panel; 266pp. Slight forward lean, base of spine gently nudged, with a few faint strips of offset to endpapers and brief trace of residue from old style jacket protector to lower edge of same; clean, unrubbed copy - Very Good+ to Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, paper toned at rear panel, with chipping along spine ends and corners (not affecting titles); several edge tears, with neat, partial splits along front joint and rear flap fold invisibly and archivally mended on verso; Very Good. The Italian-American author's first book, a novel ripe with the conflicts of family life and Catholic guilt. Basis for Dominique Deruddere's 1989 film adaptation, starring Joe Mantegna and Faye Dunaway. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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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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        Romance for Julie

      Hillman Curl Inc, N,Y. 1938 - First Edition. Hard cover, no dust jacket. 253 pages. A Hillman-Curl streamlined romance. Solid binding . Clean pages. Sunfading to spine and side of front board. 253 p. ; 20 cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Noella Racine Bookseller]
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        While England Slept

      New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1938. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. This is the precursor to Churchill's great war speeches. This is the first U.S. edition, first printing in dust jacket. The British first edition was given the politically palatable title "Arms and the Covenant". The U.S. title is a bit more honest. 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 entrusted their fate, 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 While England Slept 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) Offered here is a very good first edition, first printing in a first printing dust jacket. The blue cloth binding is square, clean, and tight with sharp corners, bright silver lettering and red banners, and virtually no wear. The sole exterior flaw is an apparent binding error - a slight, curving crease to the cloth to the upper third of the spine and a slight blemish in the red title banner just below the second line of the title. This is a regrettable but honest flaw that is clearly not the product of wear. The contents are clean and tight. We find no spotting. A single previous owner's name is inked to the ffep. The red-stained top edge remains notably dark and unfaded, marred only by a small stain at the fore edge. The untrimmed fore edge and bottom edges are age-toned, but otherwise quite clean. The correct first printing dust jacket is bright and clean, featuring vivid, entirely unfaded red color on the jacket spine. The jacket is also unclipped, still bearing the original $4.00 price on the front flap. There is modest overall soiling and wear to the jacket extremities, with shallow chipping to the edges, mild wear to the hinges and flap folds, and a few short, closed tears. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A107.2.a, Woods/ICS A44(b.1). Langworth p.193.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        San ban o'dong-pháp (La chasse en indochine)

      Imprimerie de l'Union [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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        Le Centaure de Dieu.

      - Editions Bernard Grasset, 1938, 1 volume de 170x260 mm environ, 328 pages, en feuillets sous chemise papier en 2 parties et emboîtage noir et or. Exemplaire N° 17, tirage spécial à 20 exemplaires réimposés in-8 sur papier vélin de cuve des Usines d'Arches réservés pour les XX, signé par La Varende. Edition originale. Des rousseurs, chemise-étui en partie fendue sur le dos, bon état pour le reste. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Diogène]
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        Javaanse volksvertoningen. Bijdrage tot de beschrijving van land en volk.

      - Batavia, 1938. 4to. Modern cloth, lettered in gilt. With 42 (of 46) plates. 545 pp.* Kind of encyclopaedic book on various forms of mask performances, mummery, horse-dances, Muslim influenced group-dances and group-singing by young boys and men, as well as reflections on their role in the Javanese and Madurese communities and their religious meaning in connection with cosmological classifications, being also a rich source for various kinds of wayang theatre, especially the wayang wong (Groenendael, Wayang theatre in Indonesia, 375). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gert Jan Bestebreurtje]
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        ZEN BUDDHISM AND ITS INFLUENCE ON JAPANESE CULTURE

      The Eastern Buddhist Society / Otani Buddhist College, Kyoto and Showa, Japan 1938 - Marked "Master Copy" with the initials "TCH" in pencil on both the dust jacket and front flyleaf, almost certainly that of Travers Christmas Humphreys who founded what became the London Buddhist Society and was a longtime friend, publisher, and editor of Suzuki's books in English under the Rider imprint. With extensive pencil corrections and annotations as if being prepared for a second edition with spelling and grammatical changes, and the word 'stet' being used. All of which points to someone proof reading and making the appropriate amendments for a Second Edition. This title appears to have been readied for publication but was subsequently never issued by Rider. Original beige cloth boards with black lettering. Lightly pencilled name of prior owner. Dust jacket is well worn but mostly complete with several mended tears on the reverse made with removable tape. Errata slip tipped to inside jacket flap. A uniqe and important association copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: RON RAMSWICK BOOKS]
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        DONALD DUCK ANNUAL 1938

      Collins 1938 - 1938. Very good condition with no wrapper. Pictorial boards and spine. Front cover shows Donald carrying a horseshoe and boxing gloves. Colour frontis. B/w illustrations. The first Donald Duck annual. A few pictures neatly coloured. Covers and contents beautifully bright and clean. Slight wear to side of spine. A lovely copy. [S] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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        Three Guineas

      London: The Hogarth Press,, 1938. Octavo. Original yellow cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Small bookplate to front free endpaper. Cloth a little dulled, spine toned, small bump to edge of lower board, front hinge cracked, spine cracked between pages 320 and 321. A very good copy in the rubbed, dulled, and spotted jacket with a chip from the head of the spine panel and a few short closed tears. First edition, first impression of Woolf's important feminist treatise. With the ownership signature of the poet and editor Dorothy Wellesley, Duchess of Wellington (1889–1956), who was close to Vita Sackville-West and may have had an affair with her. Wellesley and Woolf knew each other, but did not get along, Wellesley thinking Woolf, "perverse, intellectually intolerant, and teasing" (ODNB).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        OUR TOWN

      New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., (1938). First Edition. Hardcover. With none of the sunning typically found on the covers. Fine in a Near Fine, complete dustwrapper with only mild chipping to the spine tips. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a touchstone of American theater. After reading this play, Albert Einstein wrote a letter to Wilder comparing OUR TOWN to Homer's ODYSSEY and Shakespeare's HAMLET, stating: "That an American of the present day can create with such delicacy and detachment touches the soul like a miracle."

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Mile End by Kathleen Nott

      Hogarth. Hardcover. Light wear and fading to boards, content clean and sharp, solidly bound, no DJ. Unmarked inside, well cared for first novel by K Nott. First Edition . Good. 1938.

      [Bookseller: Infinitebooks]
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        Architectural Details 1938

      New York and Tokyo: Architectural Forum & Seisho-Kwan 4, 1938. Second edition. Cloth. Very Good +. Stated second printing of this book of interior and exterior residential architectural drawings and photographs. 4to. 116 pp. Brief text in English. A well preserved copy, spiral bound with burlap covers.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Architectural Details

      New York & Tokyo: Architectural Forum & Seisho-Kwan 4, 1938. Second printing. Spiral bound. 116 pages. Foreword by Antonin and Noemi Raymond in English. Includes numerous black and white photographs and drawings. A very good copy in burlap boards with paper label to the front panel that has some edge wear and with the front endpapers having two vintage rubber stamps from an architectural firm along with an embossed ownership stamp and small vintage bookplate. Otherwise a clean copy of this classic.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS) to her son James about his ulcers

      Hyde Park, 13 July 1938. About Fine with envelope postmarked Special Delivery. A brief but revealing personal letter on Val-Kill Cottages letterhead from the First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt to her son James Roosevelt regarding his ulcer problem and SIGNED as "Mother." In full: "Jimmy Dear: Mrs. William Brown Meloney tells me she was cured of an ulcer by finding what foods she could not eat. The man who cured her was Dr. I. P. Allen, 16 East 90th Street. He is a specialist in diet. Much Love, Mother." Jame Roosevelt left his job as an insurance executive in 1937 to become secretary to his father in the White House. His relationships with other presidential aides were strained, and he was known as "the crown prince" and "assistant president." The stress was so great that James developed ulcers and in 1938 resigned. This letter bears directly on this situation.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Unvanquished (Signed Limited Edition)

      New York: Random House, 1938. First Edition. First Edition. One of 250 copies (this being No. 249) SIGNED by the author. Seven interconnected stories dealing with the Civil War and its immediate aftermath in Yoknapatawpha County, the first five of which were originally published separately in "The Saturday Evening Post," with the sixth story originally published in "Scribner's," and the final story seeing it's first publication here.& & Near Fine in an about Near Fine publisher's acetate dust jacket. Slight lean, corners tapped. Jacket lightly rubbed, with chipping to the crown and extremities. Scarce.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Focus 1

      Percy Lund Humphries & Co. Ltd, London 1938 - 62pp., + v.pp. ads., 8pp. b/w illustrations, plans, details. Number 1 Summer 1938 edition of scarce journal, Second Impression. Minor wear, soiling to covers, contents fine. Complete with original envelope. Contributors include Le Corbusier; J Blanco-White; E A A Rowse; Anthony Cox; Tim Bennet; Cancellor and Sawyer; Gerhard Kallmann; Max Lock; E Maxwell Fry; John Madge. [cab] [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: William Glynn]
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        Focus 2

      London: Percy Lund Humphries & Co. Ltd, 1938. 96pp., + ix.pp. ads., 29 b/w illustrations, plans, details. Number 2 Winter 1938 edition of scarce journal. Minor wear, soiling, creasing to covers, contents fine. Complete with original invoice (1/6d) on Focus headed paper. Articles include A Recent building in Czechoslovakia, by Bohnslav Fuchs; House at Lincoln, Massachusetts, by Walter Gropius & Marcel Breuer; Education and the Bauhaus, by L Moholy-Nagy; Timber House at Sutton, by Connell, Ward and Lucas; The Way Forward , by A W Barr; Timber House at Stanmore, by Max Lock; Plastics, by Cotterell Butler; Richmond Girls High School, by Denis Clarke Hall; The Time Fuse, by John Madge; Flats at Palace Gate, London, by Wells Coates; Highpoint 2, North Hill, Highgate, by Tecton; Le Corbusier, 1938, by Tim Bennett; Book Reviews by Felix Samuely, E Maxwell Fry, R L Sheppard. [cab]. First Edition. Spiral Bound. Very Good. 225mm. x 165mm..

      [Bookseller: William Glynn]
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        While England Slept

      G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York 1938 - This is the precursor to Churchill's great war speeches, a collector-worthy copy of the first U.S. edition, first printing in dust jacket. The British first edition was given the politically palatable title "Arms and the Covenant". The U.S. title is a bit more honest. The book contains a collection of speeches spanning the years 1932 to 1938 criticizing British foreign policy and warning prophetically of the coming danger. The world remembers the resolute war leader to whom the British entrusted their fate, 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 While England Slept 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) Here is a near-fine plus copy in a very good plus dust jacket. The book itself is a particularly clean and bright example. The blue cloth binding is square, clean, and tight, with sharp corners, bright silver lettering and red banners, and virtually no wear. Searching for flaws, we find only trivial wrinkling of the cloth at the spine ends and a tiny blemish to the cloth on the front cover. The contents are particularly bright and clean. Even the untrimmed fore edges are especially bright, showing almost none of the typical age-toning to which they are prone. We find absolutely no previous ownership marks and no spotting. The red-stained top edge shows very slight sunning, but retains strong, even color. The dust jacket is unclipped, retaining the original $4.00 front flap price and is highly complete, with only fractional chipping at the spine ends. We note modest wear to the edges and spine, a scuff mark at the upper front corner, a smaller scuff at the bottom left of the author's portrait, and light scuffing to the spine. Nonetheless, spine presentation is notable, retaining bright color, with only barely discernable color shift between the front face and the spine. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A107.2.a, Woods/ICS A44(b.1). Langworth p.193. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector, IOBA]
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        The Spanish Earth

      J.B. Savage Company, 1938. Hardcover. Near Fine. The J.B. Savage Company, Cleveland 1938. Limited First Edition. Stated First Edition. Limited to 1000 numbered copies. Number 414. This is the second issue without F.A.I. at the endpaper. Tan Cloth boards with orange illustration at the front board. Lettered in black. Illustrated by Frederick K. Russell. Book Condition: Near Fine-, light spots on the boards, tight spine. Darkening at edges of the rear board, name at the front endpaper. Clean pages.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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        Changing the Skyline

      New York: Whittlesey House [McGraw Hill], 1938. Housed in a very nice mixed-media slipcase.. Inscribed By Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by With Photos. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Brooklyn Books]
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        While England Slept

      New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1938. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Very good. This is the precursor to Churchill's great war speeches, a collector-worthy copy of the first U.S. edition, first printing in dust jacket. The British first edition was given the politically palatable title "Arms and the Covenant". The U.S. title is a bit more honest. The book contains a collection of speeches spanning the years 1932 to 1938 criticizing British foreign policy and warning prophetically of the coming danger. The world remembers the resolute war leader to whom the British entrusted their fate, 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 While England Slept 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) Here is a near-fine plus copy in a very good plus dust jacket. The book itself is a particularly clean and bright example. The blue cloth binding is square, clean, and tight, with sharp corners, bright silver lettering and red banners, and virtually no wear. Searching for flaws, we find only trivial wrinkling of the cloth at the spine ends and a tiny blemish to the cloth on the front cover. The contents are particularly bright and clean. Even the untrimmed fore edges are especially bright, showing almost none of the typical age-toning to which they are prone. We find absolutely no previous ownership marks and no spotting. The red-stained top edge shows very slight sunning, but retains strong, even color. The dust jacket is unclipped, retaining the original $4.00 front flap price and is highly complete, with only fractional chipping at the spine ends. We note modest wear to the edges and spine, a scuff mark at the upper front corner, a smaller scuff at the bottom left of the author's portrait, and light scuffing to the spine. Nonetheless, spine presentation is notable, retaining bright color, with only barely discernable color shift between the front face and the spine. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A107.2.a, Woods/ICS A44(b.1). Langworth p.193.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Biggles Flies South

      Published by Oxford University Press, Amen House, London First Edition 1938. London 1938. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original pale cream cloth covers, brown lettering to spine with two palm trees and biplane, three pointed spears and shield to upper panel, brown ink dyed top edge. 8vo 1.9" thick [True 1st edition, 1st issue; a Pyramid edition 1.5", was published in the same year.] 5.25" x 7.5" 255 pp. Colour frontispiece, six black and white illustrations and a map by Howard Leigh and Jack Nicolle. Apart from light age tanning to end papers in superb and unique Fine condition, the pale cream cloth free from any marks or discoloration, square and tight. Supplied in colour copy dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        Typed letter signed.

      N. p., 27. X. 1938. - Large 4to. 1¼ pp. To comrade Gérard on his family affairs, and André Breton: "[.] I received your letters concerning the question of Siéva [.] In Jeanne's deposition the assertion is found that Léon Sédov was Trotsky's natural son. It is not correct from a legal standpoint. My marriage to Natalia was legalized according to the Soviet laws. I took my wife's civil name and my name is Léon Sédov on the documents with which I went abroad [.] Zinaida was my daughter from the first marriage. She legally married Professor Volkov, whose name she was bearing. Siéva bears his father's name, which is Volkov [.] I am Siéva's sole blood relative abroad. If I could travel freely to take Siéva there would not be any legal question at all. In a letter that Jeanne sent to me shortly after Léon's death, she insisted that I decide Siéva's fate as soon as possible [.] She did not deny for a instant my right to decide [.] I have long been waiting for an answer from [French publisher] Grasset about my new book [.] Maybe he was shaken by the great international events? A few words about Breton. I don't believe that as a party we can require of him to make his literary review one of the bloc. He represents the surrealistic school. We do not carry the weight for him in the domain of the art that prevails for him over everything; he has, of course, the absolute right of self-determination. It is not a matter for us to mix artistic tendencies but to group them as they are for a common struggle against the totalitarian attacks toward art. Any attempt on our part to subordinate the artistic tendency as such for a political interest could only discredit us in the eyes of true artists. It is true that I have the advice to have an 'eclectic' attitude on artistic matters to the Partisan Review. But Partisan Review is not the review of an artistic school. It is a Marxist review when it comes to literature, art, etc. [.]" (transl. from the French original). - In very good to fine condition, with intersecting folds (horizontal mailing fold touching the bottom of a couple letters of signature), a few spots, and first stroke of signature a shade light.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Anthem

      Cassell and Company, Limited, 1938. Hardcover. Good/No Dustjacket. 1938. 147 pages. No dust jacket. Mottled red cloth cover. Published in Britain a few years before being published in the USA. Clean but slightly yellowed pages with no markings or annotations.Tanned end papers.Former owner's inscription on the flyleaf. Moderate wear and scuffing to the boards, mainly on the spine, edges and corners. The front board is very slightly slack. Darkening of the spine.

      [Bookseller: The World of Rare Books]
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