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        The Sky Bandits

      Published by The Ace Publishing Co. 32 Bloomsbury Street, London circa 1938 edition not stated [First Edition was 1938]. circa 1938. Hard back binding in publisher's original terracotta cloth covers, black lettering to the spine. Thick 8vo 7½'' x 5¼'' 223 printed pages of text with four single-sided monochrome illustrations on coated paper. Ink name to the front free end paper, page margins slightly age tanned. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition illustrated dust wrapper with 10 mm chip across the top of the spine affecting 'E' of 'The', small chip to the bottom corners of the spine, spine colours a little sun faded, not price clipped 5s. Dust wrapper supplied in archival acetate film protection. Member of the P.B.F.A.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        Sezione Fotocinematografica dell'Esposizione Universale di Roma. Gruppo di nove fotografie.

      Subject: (Architettura - Fascismo). Roma, 1938, foto in nero di cm. 24 x 18 con didascalie dattiloscritte su foglietti applicati al retro (stati del terrno, cave di pozzolana (Anfiteatro Rocchi), lavori di sbancamento, Palazzo degli uffici stato dei lavori al 7/7/38, veduta aerea planimetrica dell' E42, veduta aerea di Roma e della Zona EUR, plastico dell'espansione di Roma al mare. Tutti con al retro la sigla C.V.T. (Carlo Vittorio Testi). Unita un cartolina postale dell'EUR del 1954, viaggiata.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        1939 AMERICAN BLOCK PRINT CALENDAR. (Original Woodcut "Flame" by Rockwell Kent)

      Milwaukee:: Gutenberg,, 1938. First Edition. Near Fine. A Near Fine First Edition First Printing. Closed marginal tear 4 pp. Not effecting images or text. Binding is 1/8 " balsa wood covers and bound with two metal posts. Illustrated with 22 full-page woodcuts, all but two in black and white. These original woodcuts include: "Yemenite Beggar" by Todros Geller; "Oregon Town" by Charles Heaney; "Deserted" by Bernice Jamieson; "Delaware River at Shawnee" by Warren B. Mack; "Street Crime" by Joseph Alderkauski; "Flame" by Rockwell Kent; "Indian Pony" by Howard Thomas; "Gloomy Sunday" by George Barford; "Aquarium" an Op-Art woodcut in orange by Josef Albers. Woodcut printed on front cover is "Hillside Creek" by Birger Sandzen. 4to. Rare.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        An Original Leaf from the Polycronicon Printed by William Caxton at Westminster in the Year 1482 [Leaf Book]

      San Francisco: Printed by the Grabhorn Press for the Book Club of California 1938, edition limited to 297 copies. () [iv], 53pp. Near fine. Large Quarto. Quarter cloth over maroon paper with Caxton's printers device in black to both boards. Paper label to spine. Boards just lightly rubbed, else fine. All edges uncut. With bookplate of Henry R. Wagner to front pastedown. Leaf from "Liber Septimus" mounted to page [iii] with some minor age toning and chipping to extremities of leaf. One large initial hand-inked in red and one smaller initial in red. With 4 page prospectus for the book laid in. A finely printed leaf book from the Grabhorn Press and the Book Club of California, featuring a leaf from William Caxton's famous English incunable, the Polychronicon. The leaf included with this copy chronicles the late 11th / learly 12th century with information on King Henry the 1st and King David of Scotland and their contemporaries. Caxton was England's first printer, and this edition of the Polychronicon was printed at Westminster in 1482. An attractively-printed leaf book with an incunable page from the celebrated press of William Caxton, augmented with a biographical essay by Benjamin Kurtz, an appraisal of Caxton as a printer by Edwin Grabhorn, and a bibliographical note by Oscar Lewis. (Disbound and Dispersed 76).

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Complete 13 Volume Set, covering the years 1928-1945

      New York: Random House, Macmillan, Harper. 1938-1950. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. First editions, published from 1938-1950. Published by Random House, Macmillan and Harpers. Complete 13 volume set, large bluish gray cloth 8vo's. First 5 volumes lacking their dust jackets. 1935 has a light tidemark toward the upper edge of the pages at the crease, throughout. Otherwise, all volumes are in near fine condition, some with areas of dusting on the edges. 1937 DJ is fair-- heavily taped and worn; others are G to VG with rubbing to corners and the usual wear. Complete set with very bright, clean contents. A great scholar's collection. Because of the weight of the set, additional shipping charges will be required. Subtitles as follows: 1928-1932: The Genesis of the New Deal; 1933: The Year of Crisis; 1934: The Advance of Recovery and Reform; 1935: The Court Disapproves; 1936: The People Approve; 1937: The Constitution Prevails; 1938: The Continuing Struggle for Liberalism; 1939: War-- and Neutrality; 1940: War-- and Aid to Democracies; 1941: The Call to Battle Stations; 1942: Humanity on the Defensive; 1943: The Tide Turns; 1944-45: Victory and the Threshold of Peace.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        THE YEARLING. Signed

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1938 First Edition of Rawling's enduring Pulitzer Prize winning classic Signed by her on the first free endpaper. A better than good copy showing use, (head and heel of the spine neatly strengthened, in a near fine, bright, supplied first edition dustwrapper with minor wear.). Previous collector's gift inscription to the front free endpaper and original front dustwrapper flap preserved as provenance with a note on the verso stating that Rawlings was his friend and lived about 21 miles from her at the small town of Hawthorne". 8vo. 428 pp. Adapted into film with Gregory Peck and Jane Wyman.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Nymphe se Peignant"

      1938. (1)ff. From a planned edition of thirty copies, Christopher Buckland Wright records that only six prints were actually pulled from the block. Signed, titled, and numbered by the artist, John Buckland Wright. An original wood engraving of a nude sitting with her legs drawn up, combing her hair. The composition of her body fills the entire space, and stars are visible in one corner. A second state of this design was used for the invitations to John Buckland Wright's exhibition at Dietrich & Cie in 1938. Print measures 2 1/4 by 2 inches. Fine, in a mat measuring 15 3/4 by 11 inches.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Just Around the Corner [Lucky Penny] (Original screenplay for the 1938 film)

      Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1938. Revised Final Script for the 1938 film, "Just Around the Corner" (here under the working title, "Lucky Penny"), directed by Irving Cummings, based on a story by Paul Girard Smith, written for the screen by Ethel Hill, J.P. McEvoy, and Darrell Ware, and starring Shirley Temple, Joan Davis, Charles Farrell, and Bert Lahr. & & The film in which Shirley Temple ends the Depression all by herself, starting with a determined search for Uncle Sam. A delightful entry, including many of the famed dance duets with Temple and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. & & Red studio wrappers, stamped REVISED FINAL on the front wrapper, dated April 27, 1938, and with the holograph file notation, "Env. 1491." Apparently a copy made strictly for the purpose of filing, as there is no project number, copy number, or distribution page present. Title page present, with a date matching the front wrapper. 155 leaves, mimeograph, with blue revision pages throughout, all dated 4/23/38. Pages and wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two gold brads.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        UNCLE TOM'S CABIN

      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1938. Hardcover. Mild sunning to spine and very faint rubbing to spine tips and fore-edge of slip case. Just about Fine in a close to Fine slipcase. Uncommon thus. Miguel Covarrubias. Quarto (7-1/2" x 10-1/2") bound in half brown morocco with morocco corners and marbled boards; 348 pages. Introduction by Raymond Weaver. Copy #403 of 1500 illustrated with 16 powerful lithographs drawn on the stone by Miguel Covarrubias and SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Run Masked

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY 1938 - (full book description) Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY, 1938. 1st Edition 1st Printing, Fine-/VG-, Hard Cover, w/Dust Jacket. Size=6."x8.", 330pgs. Stated "First Edition." Faint foxing dirt scuffs on DJ rear cover, foxing at DJ rear fore-edge and on inside of DJ, 1/4" DJ tear foot of spine, o.w. clean, bright and tight. No ink names, bookplates,etc. DJ design by Miguel Covarrubias. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ed Conroy Bookseller]
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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 the author at the colophon. A near fine copy. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box. Exceptionally rare.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Scoop

      Chapman and Hall, 1938. 1st edition. Hardcover. Original patterned cloth, slight paling to the spine, some spotting to the front and lower edges, with some foxing scattered through the pages, and a small bookseller's sticker on the lower front pastedown. First-issue dustjacket with the very rare Daily Beast masthead artwork and original price of 7s. 6d. Neat restoration to edges with more extensive work to head of spine, some surface rubbing and creasing, spine very slightly sunned. In effect a very good example of the first issue.

      [Bookseller: Shellhouse Books]
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        The Fifth Column

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1938. and the first forty-nine stories. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt on a black ground, top edge stained yellow. With the dust jacket. Housed in a brown quarter calf slipcase and chemise. Minor bumps to corners. A superb copy in the dust jacket that is a little rubbed and creased, primarily along the edges. First edition, first printing, of this major summarizing collection, the only one for which Hemingway made a critical selection for publication from his vast opus of short fiction: includes "In Our Time", "Men Without Women" and "Winner Take Nothing" among others, and prints four previously uncollected stories including "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber" and "The Snows of Kilimanjaro". Hemingway wrote "The Fifth Column", his only play, in Madrid while it was being bombarded during the Spanish Civil War. A lovely copy and rare in this condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE HYBORIAN AGE BY ROBERT E. HOWARD AND A PROBABLE OUTLINE OF CONAN'S CAREER BY P. SCHUYLER MILLER AND JOHN D. CLARK, Ph.D. WITH AN INTRODUCTORY LETTER BY H. P. LOVECRAFT

      Los Angeles: LANY Cooperative Publications,. 1938. mimeographed, printed wrappers, stapled.. 30 x 15 mm chip from bottom left corner of rear wrapper, neatly. backed with gray cloth tape, a very good copy of this very uncommon,. fragile production that is rarely encountered in decent condition. A. great amateur press rarity. Enclosed in a custom blue cloth traycase.. (#141097). First edition. Howard's second book. Less than 100 copies printed. Lord, p. 112. Joshi I- C-105. Currey, p. 253.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Olivia. An original watercolor by Bishop, gouache and graphite on paper, 6 ?? wide x 5? high

      Benton 19. A little wooden church on Olivia Street in Key West not far from Bishop?s home at 624 White Street, where she lived from 1938 until 1946.Throughout this period, however, as Lorrie Goldensohn points out, ?until taking up residence in Brazil in 1951, Bishop rarely lighted in one place for more than seasons at a time. . . . The fractions of years and seasons are dizzying.? ? Elizabeth Bishop: The Biography of a Poetry (N.Y.: Columbia University Press, 1992), p. 103. Olivia Street borders the Southern Keys Cemetery, and it may have been Olivia Street along which Bishop enjoyed walking ?back & forth at night? past the graveyard

      [Bookseller: James S. Jaffe Rare Books LLC]
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        THE HARDY BOYS: The Secret Warning- #17

      New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1938. THE HARDY BOYS: The Secret Warning- #17- Illustrated by Paul Laune- Grosset & Dunlap, New York- 1938- 1st Edition- Hardcover:-12mo- Near Fine/VG++-Near Fine dj is unclipped, bright and clean with shallow nicls at heel and crown of spine, rubs at corners-a real beauty. Textblock and spine are tight and clean. PO name on back of frontis. All points according to Carpentieri: Title not listed on inner flap. 5050 and 110-150 on inner flap of dj. Glossy frontispiece. Lists to itself on copyright page. Red Orange Gretta endpapers. Western Stories For Boys lists to The X Bar X Boys Hunting The Prize Mustang on back inner flap. Spotlight Books For Boys on back cover with 11 titles to Jimmy Drury, Candid Camera Detective. 25 chapters in book. A scarce book in this condition with dust jacket. Please look at photos-more available on request. Fiction-juvenile-series-Hardy Boys-illustrated (3872). 1st Edition-1st Printing. Hard Cover. Near FINE/VG++-Near FINE. Illus. by Paul Laune. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: jakoll]
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        The Secret Warning [The Hardy Boys]

      New York; (1938): Grosset & Dunlap In first issue dust jacket. Frontispiece, 220pp., illustrated by Paul Laune, bound in light brown pictorial cloth stamped and lettered in dark brown, spine lettering dark brown, a lovely copy, near fine in unclipped pictorial dust jacket showing wear along the top edges with a bit of wrinkling and a couple of tiny chips, edges rubbed, tiny chip to spine. A very nice clean copy without names or bookplates.. First Edition. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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        The Black Book

      Paris: Obelisk Press,, 1938. An Agon. Octavo. Original tan wrappers printed in pink and black, rebacked with the original spine and wrappers laid onto card. Wrappers rubbed, tanned, spotted and chipped. Front blank loose with evidence of old repair, short split to half-title at the head of the spine, contents tanned. A good copy. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the half-title, "To Peter from Larry. Paris, 1938". Durrell also reinscribed the half-title in a bolder hand at a later date, "Inscribed for Peter Bull by his old friend Larry Durrell, April 1973". Bull was a British character actor perhaps best known for his role as the Russian ambassador in Dr. Strangelove. Bull has added his ownership inscription to the half-title in pencil. Presentation copies of the first edition of The Black Book are of the utmost scarcity. We have encountered only one other copy on the market.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        PROEMS. [Durrell, Lawrence, Ruthven Todd, Patrick Evans, Rayner Heppenstall, Edgar Foxall, & Oswell Blakeston]

      London: The Fortune Press,, 1938 Durrell, Lawrence. PROEMS. [Durrell, Lawrence, Ruthven Todd, Patrick Evans, Rayner Heppenstall, Edgar Foxall, & Oswell Blakeston]. London: The Fortune Press, 1938. 8vo., black cloth. First Edition. A fine fresh example in the uncommon original unprinted watermarked white laid paper dustwrapper. A splendid copy in the very uncommon dustwrapper. [From a comprehensive TBCL Durrell collection of first editions in superb condition]. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Phoenix. Vols. 1-5, 7-8#1/2 (1938-1980)

      Woodstock/Haydenville: Morning Star Press, 1938-1980. volumes 1-5, 7-8#1/2, last published?; volumes 1-2 bound & in reprint balance in first editions and original softcovers, minor handstamps or other owneership markings, overall very good. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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        The Book Of The Law [technically called LIBER AL vel LEGIS, Sub Figura CCXX As Delivered By XCIII = 418 To DCLXVI]

      Pasadena, California: Privately printed by the O.T.O., 1938 [sic], 1942. A touch of extremity wear, aging. Otherwise, a clean Near Fine copy. Publishing information on title page is present and not obliterated, as with some later copies of the first American edition.. First American Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine in Wraps. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Gates Past Books]
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        [TYPED LETTER, SIGNED BY FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, TO THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY ADMINISTRATOR OF PUBLIC WORKS, REGARDING PERSONNEL]

      Washington. Dec. 6, 1938.. [1]p. Folio. Old folds. Minor soiling. Near fine. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt writes to Harold L. Ickes, Administrator of Public Works, regarding a transfer of four employees to that agency, with their former and future positions and salaries listed. The four men in question, transferred from various departments and agencies, were all to become Engineer Inspectors for the Public Works Administration. The Public Works Administration was a New Deal agency created in 1933, in an attempt to stimulate the economy with the construction of large-scale public infrastructure projects, such as dams and bridges. It was closed in 1939, with the advent of World War II.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Uncle Dan; the Life story of Dan Beard

      NY:Thomas Crowell, 1938, 8vo, 235pp, illus frontis portrait of Uncle Dan in deerskin garb. Ex-library copy, minimal use and wear; library bookplate present, discrete lib stamp on tp and frontis, sm vintage style card pocket on rear pastedown, 1"  19th century style call tag sticker, surprisingly understated accession evidence.    Beige buckram cloth binding, VG+/no dj. With introduction by Hamlin Garland and foreword by Theodore Roosevelt.  Biography of Dan Beard, founder of Boy Pioneers:Sons of Daniel Boone;  illustrator, woodsman, friend and cousin of Mark Twain. Beard became an Eagle Scout on February 15, 1915. ultra scarce title.

      [Bookseller: SicPress]
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        The Lovers of Teruel

      Newtown, Montgomeryshire: The Gregynog Press, 1938 A Drama in Four Acts in Prose and Verse. Translated from the Spanish by Henry Thomas. Original sheets never before bound, now done in Blue half cloth spine with gold lettering with marbled boards, grey endpapers by Paul C Delrue. Text block edges uncut, (iv), v-x, (2), 112, (2) pp. An edition limited to 175 copies plus the un-numbered, of which this is one. Unique, superb condition.

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        The Unvanquished

      New York: Random House,, 1938. Octavo. Original quarter brick-red cloth, patterned paper boards, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt. With the original acetate dust jacket. Drawings by Edward Shenton. An exceptional copy in the exceedingly scarce acetate dust jacket with some very minor wear. First edition, first printing, limited issue being one of 250 numbered copies, specially bound and signed by the author. Uncommon in this condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        FAIRY TALES FOR THE LITTLE ONES

      1938. Paperback. 1. RUSSIAN. FAIRY TALES FOR THE LITTLE ONES. Offered here are 8 books from a series of little books for little hands published in Moscow by the State - Detizgat in 1938 except for the first one which was published in 1937. They are uniform in size 4 1/4 x 5 5/8", pictorial wraps. Except for some rubbing they are all in near fine condition and they all feature charming full page and smaller color lithographs. Includes: a. Kolovok illus. by Kuznetsov. b. Pisichka So Skapochkoi illus. by Kuznetsov. c. O Glupom Myishonke by S. Marshak illus. by Kuznetsov. d. Vopk i Semero Kozvyat illus. by Vasnetsov e. Teremok illus. by Vasnetsov f. Moi Zoosad by S. Marshak illus. by Charushin g. Moidodir by Chukovsky illus. by Konashevich h. Esh i Zayats by the Brothers Grimm illus, by A. Vvedenski Sold as a group of 8 for

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        A Night in London

      London: Country Life,, 1938. Story of a London Night in Sixty-Four Photographs. Introduced by James Bone. Large octavo. Original pictorial wrappers. 64 illustrations from photographs by the author. Some minor rubbing to the edges of the wrappers, backstrip repaired and with very small loss to the head, otherwise an excellent copy. First edition, first impression. A magnificent piece of work, and a classic of its type. There is some speculation that the scarcity of this publication is in part due to enemy action. Certainly its publisher was badly hit by the fire in Paternoster Row and copies of this delicate and influential work are uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Fifth Column and The First Forty-Nine Stories

      Scribners, 1938. First Edition (first printing). A volume which prints Hemingway's first full-length play ("The Fifth Column") and his first 49 stories (including such classics as "The Killers" and "The Snows of Kilimanjaro") -- four of which appear here in book form for the first time. Only 5,350 copies in the first printing. Very Good/Near Fine. The dust jacket has benefited from some professional restoration -- primarily at the head of the spine, affecting the edge of just one letter. Almost none of the spine fading which is common for this book. This book is from the library of the late noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens. . 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

      [Bookseller: Bill Leone, Bookseller ABAA]
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        The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1938 - ¿The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories¿. Published October 14, 1938, at $2.75. The first printing consisted of 5,350 copies. First Edition, First Printing, with the original first edition dust jacket. The dust jacket is in very good condition with minor wear to the panels and spine. Light chipping at the corners, with a more significant chip to the top of the spine. $2.75 price present on the front flap. The book is in very good condition. Previous bookstore¿s label on the front paste-down. The spine and edges of the boards are darkened with age. Some light soiling to the boards and bumping to the corners. The front board is slightly cocked with a small chip missing at the edge. The gutters of the paste-downs are lightly browned. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ernestoic Books]
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        The Spanish Earth (First Edition, Limited)

      Cleveland, OH: The JB Savage Co, 1938. First Edition. First Edition. One of 1000 numbered copies (this being No. 21). Second issue, with plain endpapers and Hemingway disclaimer to the rear pastedown. & & Fine in tan cloth-covered boards with the F.A.I. banner stamped in red and black to the front board. & & The text of the narration that Hemingway contributed to the 1938 film, a pro-Republican documentary about the Spanish Civil War and one of the first successful attempts to capture the reality and horror of war on celluloid. Hemingway himself, along with Orson Welles, provided the actual vocal narration to the film. The second issue of this title, with Hemingway's disclaimer, is an important Hemingway document, as it states his objections to being credited for the film in Jasper Wood's introduction. A lovely, bright copy.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        THE FIFTH COLUMN AND THE FIRST FORTY-NINE STORIES

      New York: Scribner, 1938.. Red cloth, stamped in black and gilt. First edition. Trace of bookplate on front pastedown, otherwise a very good copy, in a now just good example of the dust jacket, compromised by an old style plastic jacket protector which interacted chemically with the horizontal metallic-finish bands resulting in an erratic green discoloration, along with a few small adhesion patches to the rear panel. HANNEMAN 16a.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Trout and Fly in Tasmania

      Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 1938. First edition. Small 8vo. xii, 96pp, frontis, 7 illustrations. Original cloth (lacks dustwrapper, as usual), extremities a little rubbed, a few light marks. Endpapers with slight offsetting and several ownership inscriptions - at the front perhaps the oldest appears to read 'Richard Wigram' - that is, the author - also gift inscriptions to Tony (1946) and to Noel from Tony (1980); at the rear there are pencilled names and addresses. The text pages and illustrations clean. A good to very good copy. .

      [Bookseller: Astrolabe Booksellers]
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        The Lad and the Lion

      Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., Tarzana, California 1938 - First edition of this fantasy novel, illustrated by John Coleman Burroughs, octavo, blue cloth with red titles on front and spine panels, fine in fine dust jacket, with a 1cm closed tear at top of rear panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: alain marchet]
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        Double Jeopardy

      The Macaulay Company (c.1938), New York - [nice square copy, a few tiny nicks to cloth at edges, a little wear at spine ends, long-ago seller's price lightly rubber-stamped on rear endpaper; jacket shows a bit of edgewear, teensy paper loss at a couple of bottom corners, one-inch closed tear at top front hinge]. Very scarce first novel by the author of "Detour," exploring the question of whether "it is possible in this day of enlightened justice for a man to be punished twice for the same crime." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ReadInk, ABAA/IOBA]
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        Cecil Beaton's New York

      London: B. T. Batsford Ltd.,, 1938. Octavo. Original yellow cloth, titles to front cover and spine in black. Colour illustrated frontispiece, and numerous black and white drawings and photographs by Beaton, both in the text and to plates. Spine rolled and tanned, spotting to cloth, edges and some leaves; overall a very good copy. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by Cecil Beaton on the front free endpaper, "With best wishes from Cecil Beaton, Paris 1938".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Hobbit or There and Back Again

      Boston, Houghton Mifflin & Co. 1938., 1938. 8vo., pp. 312. FIRST US EDITION. Elegantly bound in full green oasis leather, raised bands, titled in gilt, all edges gilt. Publisher's cloth and maps bound in. Title page is the second issue with the publisher's pipe player device replacing the hobbit motif. A beautiful fine copy. With coloured illustrations, this is also the first edition to feature the 'Bilbo Wakes Up' plate. A fine copy. Hammond & Anderson [A3b]. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [310].

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Moby Dick Series (Five-Piece Set)

      California: Vernon Kilns, (c. 1938-1940). Dinnerware showcasing the rare colors in which this series was produced. The five pieces include two chop plates, one in blue, and one, especially rare, in pink; one luncheon plate in yellow; and a teacup and saucer in yellow featuring transfer-print pictorial illustrations of "Moby Dick." Produced by the Los Angeles-based Vernon Kilns between 1938 and 1940, this set is part of the dinnerware series designed by the traveler, writer, painter, and illustrator Rockwell Kent inspired by Herman Melville's Moby Dick. Kent is especially known for his illustrations, which convey his love of travel and adventure. In 1930, Kent designed the book jacket and 280 illustrations for an edition of Melville's classic novel, and these later served as the inspiration for the dinnerware designs. According to Maxine Feek Nelson, author of Collectible Vernon Kilns, "Moby Dick" was the most popular dinnerware set that Kent designed for Vernon Kilns. The chop and dinner plates depict a whaling ship in full sail, leaning toward the viewer from the force of the wind, as the crewmen row out to face a whale. Two gulls glide overhead. The saucer features a similar image of a ship sailing away, surrounded by a sunburst pattern. The plates are encircled by the striped border that is characteristic of this pattern. The teacup is decorated with a design of several ships that wraps around the cup. The bottom of each piece is stamped with the name of the pattern, Rockwell Kent's signature, and "Vernon Kilns." Kent's designs were executed on shapes designed by Vernon Kilns master artist Gale Turnbull, and the upside-down handle on the teacup is characteristic of this series. The plates and saucer are coupe-shaped, with dipped rims. Chop plates measure 12 inches, dinner plate measures 9 1/2 inches, saucer measures 6 1/4 inches.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        A History of English Furniture Finely bound in leather by Asprey

      London: Lawrence & Bullen, Ltd, 1938. Hardcover. Fine. 4 folio volumes: The Age of Oak, The Age of Walnut, The Age of Mahogany, and The Age of Satinwood. With plates in color after Shirley Slocombe, and numerous illustrations selected and arranged by the author. Bound in half green morocco by Asprey, spines in six compartments with raised bands, gilt rules and titles, green cloth sides, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. A superb, gift-quality set of the standard reference on English furniture. A sumptuous gift for the discriminating collector on your list, or for yourself. The binding matches our copy of Ralph Edwards' 'Shorter Dictionary of English Furniture' (our number 18577).

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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