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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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      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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      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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      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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      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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        The Public Papers And Addresses Of Franklin D. Roosevelt [13 Volumes]

      Random House, MacMillan and Harper & Brothers 1938-1945 - [V1] "The Genesis of the New Deal", 1938. Random House. Hardcover is VG-, contents clean, spine faded, binding weak; no DJ. [V2] "The Year of Crisis" 1933. Random House. VG, binding tight, no markings, light scuff mark to front board, gilt faded. DJ is VG-, pieces missing, spine age-toned. [V3] "The Advance of Recovery and Reform", 1934. Random House. Hardcover is VG+, binding tight, no markings, gilt faded. DJ is VG, faded spine rubbed, closed tear lower spine, 1/2" tear to lower rear. [V4] "The Court Disapproves", 1935. Random House. Hardcover is VG+, binding tight, no markings, spine slightly faded, top of spine creased as it has pulled away from binding. DJ is VG, light soiling, edges chipped, spine age toned and creased, closed tear to rear. [V5] "The People Approve" 1936. Random House. Hardcover is VG+, binding tight, no markings, boards clean, spine slightly faded, no DJ. [V6] "The Constitution Prevails", 1937. Macmillan. Hardcover is VG++, contents clean, tight binding, very light crease to upper right, bright spine. DJ is VG, edges chipped, tiny closed tear to lower rear, upper right creased, spine age toned and scuffed, top frayed, rear clean. [V7] "The Continuing Struggle for Liberalism", 1938, Macmillan. Hardcover is VG+, clean, tight binding, bright spine, end papers slightly toned from publisher's glue, top right edge slightly bumped. DJ is VG, clean, top edges creased and chipped, spine age toned and scuffed, light wear to spine edges. [V8] "War - and Neutrality", 1939, Macmillan. Hardcover is VG+, clean, binding tight, end papers toned from publisher's glue, boards clean and bright, slight bump to upper tight edges, minor discoloration to lower spine. DJ is VG, top edges chipped and creased, spine age-toned and rubbed, open tear to upper spine, lower pine is chipped and creased. Clean, no stains. [V9] "War - and Aid to Democracies", 1940, Macmillan. Hardcover is VG+, clean, tight binding, end papers lightly age-toned, light bumping to upper edges, cloth clean and bright. DJ is VG, top edges chipped and creased, small open tear to age-toned and scuffed spine. [V 10] "The Call to Battle Stations", 1941, Harper & Brothers. Hardcover is VG++, clean, tight binding, no bumping, bright clean cloth. Hint of age-toning and minor offsetting to end papers, pages 605-612 have lower edges creased. DJ VG, spine age-toned, stained and rubbed, upper spine chipped with small pieces missing, overall clean. [V 11] "Humanity on the Defensive", 1942, Harper & Brothers. Hardcover is NF, contents clean, tight binding, boards clean and bright, no bumping. Very minor offsetting to FFEP. DJ VG+, overall clean, small closed tear to lower right front and lower rear. Spine age-toned and creased, small piece missing from upper spine and creased. [V 12] "The Tide Turns", 1943, Harper & Brothers. Hardcover is NF, contents clean, tight binding, boards clean and bright, no bumping; very minor offsetting to FFEP. DJ is VG+, very minor stain to front, spine age-toned, light rubbing to top of spine. [V 13] "Victory and the Threshold of Peace", 1944-45, Harper & Brothers. Hardcover is NF, no bumping, clean and tight, cloth clean and bright, no bumping. DJ is VG+, clean, tiny chip and a tiny closed tear to upper front; spine age toned and lightly scuffed, very small piece missing from top of spine. Please note: This heavy set will require extra shipping charges, please click on "Ask Bookseller a Question" for an exact quote. **** Images will be uploaded to this listing, please check back to view. **** [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hudson City Books]
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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.

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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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      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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      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. .

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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.

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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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        Further Excavations at Mohenjo-Daro.

      The Manager of Publications,, Delhi, 1938 - Being an Official Account of Archaeological Excavations at Mohenjo-Daro Carried out by the Government of India between the Years 1927 and 1931. 4to. 2 vols. xvi, 718pp. 146 plates. Bound in cloth, slightly worn, binding slightly weak. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Isseido Booksellers, ABAJ, ILAB]
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        An Oxford University Chest

      London - John Miles, 1938 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce first edition of An Oxford University Chest by John Betjeman. Comprising a Description of the Present State of the Town and University of Oxford with an Itinerary Arranged Alphabetically in original unclipped dustwrapper. Illustrated in line and half-tone by L. Moholy-Nagy and with black and white photographs. First edition. With newspaper clippings and articles inserted to rear from 1938 onwardsand from the Oxford Magazine in 1987. Sir John Betjeman, CBE (1906 - 1984) was an English poet, writer and broadcaster who described himself in Who's Who as a poet and hack. Lszl Moholy-Nagy (1895 - 1946) was a Hungarian painter and photographeras well as professor in the Bauhaus school. Previous owner's ink inscriptions dated 1938 to front free endpaper. Condition: In handsome quarter cloth binding with marbled paper covered boards complete with unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, in excellent condition with only minor wear to extremities and the odd slight mark. Dustwrapper has some marginal loss, closed tears with tape reinforcement to reverse and handling marks. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout. Overall:NEAR FINEin a GOOD ONLY dustwrapper.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Moby Dick Series (Brown and Cream)

      California: Vernon Kilns, (c. 1938-1940). Eighteen-piece set of dinnerware featuring brown and cream transfer-print pictorial illustrations of Moby Dick. This collection contains a few of the more uncommon pieces in this series, including a pickle dish, four small fruit bowls measuring 5 1/2 inches, and four 6 1/2-inch bread and butter plates, with the image of a full-rigged whaling ship on the high seas encircled by a sunburst pattern and the striped rims characteristic of this series. Also included are two covered chowder bowls with sunburst patterns on their lids and the same image of a ship on the inside, a set of salt and pepper shakers decorated with leaping porpoises, a creamer with the design of a ship in profile, and a sugar bowl featuring a whaling ship and two open row boats filled with crewmen on the hunt for a whale. 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 a sense of excitement and adventure. In 1930, Kent designed the book jacket and 280 illustrations for an edition of Melville's classic novel. 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 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 are characterized by unusual upside-down handles and coupe-shaped plates with dipped rims. The original cork stoppers to the salt and pepper shakers are trapped inside the vessels, but otherwise this beautiful and collectible set is in extremely fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        ARMS AND THE COVENANT. Speeches by The Right Hon. Winston S. Churchill. C.H. M.P. Compiled by Randolph S. Churchill

      George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. London. 1938. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (9 x 6.3 inches). Inscribed by Randolph S. Churchill, who complied the speeches, on front blank leaf. A fine, clean and crisp copy bound in recent full red morocco for Asprey's. Spine with raised bands, each with gilt piping. Compartments ruled, lettered, and stamped with Rampant Lion, Portcullis, 2 interlocking Letter C's within a circle and a crossed feather and Shamrock device, all in gilt. Double gilt ruled borders on both boards with the same tools used on the spine stamped within the double ruled lines. Board edges ruled in gilt. Double gilt rule with floral corner pieces to the inner boards. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. A fine copy with the bonus of being signed by Winston Churchill's Son Randolph who complied the book.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Arms and the Covenant. Speeches on Foreign Affairs and National Defence. Compiled by Randolph S. Churchill

      George G. Harrap and Co. Ltd, 1938., 1938. FIRST EDITION, EARLIEST STATE. 8vo., pps 466. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to spine in pale blue dustwrapper. This copy is a Colonial issue, sold by A.H.Spencer of Melbourne and with UK price clipped from jacket, Australian label applied to spine. A letter from Government House, Australia, confirms its status. Book is fine but for watermark to top edge- jacket is very good; a little spotted to upper, spine toned with snipped price as mentioned. The first edition comprised only 5000 copies. This example in the EARLIEST STATE dust jacket of pale blue, published June 1938; The 1940 remainder issue (original binding) is wrapped in a reset yellow jacket. The US version, entitled 'While England Slept' was not published until late September 1938. Langworth p192

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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