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

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

      [Bookseller: Yeomans in the Fork]
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        Ellery Queen's Challenge to the Reader

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

      [Bookseller: Brooklyn Books]
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        Too Many Cooks (First Edition)

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

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        My Sister Eileen

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

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        Records of Four Tipperary Septs: The O'Kennedys, O'Dwyers, O'Mulryans, O'Meaghers

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

      [Bookseller: Kennys Bookstore]
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        Art and Artists in New Jersey. [With Original Perrine Watercolor]

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

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        USSR im Bau.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Frank Albrecht (VDA/ILAB)]
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        The Birds of Kenya Colony and the Uganda Protectorate

      Gurney & Jackson, London 1938 - Three volumes complete, in black buckram, top edges gilt, completed and edited by W. L. Sclater, with a portrait, 24 coloured plates, a large folding map and 241 illustrations by Gronvold, pages lii, 542; viii, 545-1134; viii, 1137-1592, 3 adverts. A very nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Glenbower Books]
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        tour de Grèce

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Guide to Peking

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Sword in the Stone

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      London: Collins, 1938 White, T. H. [White, Terence Hanbury]. THE SWORD IN THE STONE. London: Collins, 1938. First Edition, Rare First Issue of the First Book of White's Arthurian masterpiece. 8vo., pp. [1-6] 7-338 [339] [340: blank]. Text illustrations by the author. Publisher's black cloth lettered in white. A fine copy in a very good or better, mildly spine darkened black background dustwrapper decorated with white heraldic designs & which has been expertly restored primarily at the spine crown. First issue as the binding is 1/8" taller than the regular trade edition which it precedes; an export copy with the rare dustwrapper unclipped but with the corner price unprinted. Export issues normally preceded Collins regular trade issue & constitute the earliest printing. A very nice example of this 20th century classic later collected in White's The Once And Future King which was the basis for the 1967 movie, Camelot starring Vanessa Redgrave & Richard Harris - and Disney's animated film, The Sword In The Stone. Rare.. 1st Edition. Illus. by T. H. White.

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Meek Heritage [Hurskas kurjuus] [Signed]

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

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        An Archive Concerning Lieutenant Frederic E. Humphreys, The First Army Officer To Fly Solo. These Letters Mention The Thirtieth Anniversary Of His Historic Flight

      Archive. 7 pieces. 1938 to 1939. A grouping of seven pieces concerning Frederic E. Humphreys, the first Army officer to fly solo. These pieces, arranged in chronological order, mention the thirtieth anniversary of Humphrey?s first flight. 1) TLS. 1pp. 8? x 10?. July 18, 1938. War Department. A typed letter signed ?J Totten? on ?War Department? letterhead concerning ?Special Recognition for Colonel F.E. Humphreys?: ?...Reference is made to your letter of November 12, 1937, recommending that some form of special recognition be awarded Colonel Frederic E. Humphreys, New York National Guard, for being the first officer of the United States Regular Army to fly a plane is proposed to make a suitable award to Colonel Humphreys. By order of the Secretary of War...?. 2) TL. 1pp. 8? x 10?. July 18, 1938. War Department. A typed letter that is an unsigned copy of #1. 3) TDS. 1pp. 8? x 10?. August 3, 1938. No place. A typed letter signed ?Ames T. Brown?, indicating that he mailed a letter to Louis L. Pendleton concerning the 30th anniversary of the flight. 4) TD. 1pp. 8? x 10?. August 4, 1938. Camp Smith, Peekskill. A typed document, mentioning that it is to be addressed to ?Colonel Louis L. Pendleton?. 5) ALS. 1pp. 8? x 10?. August 23 ?38. New York City. An autograph letter signed ?L.L. Pendleton Colonel? addressed to Lieutenant Humphreys: ?Please not attached papers, which please return to me at your convenience. ?The Mills of the Gods grind slow? ? it would seem ? but ?better late than never? also applies. I hope I will be around next summer to see what they really do then!? 6) TLS. 1pp. 7? x 9?. April 5, 1939. Aberdeen Proving Ground. A typed letter signed ?C.M.? on ?Office of the Commanding Officer Aberdeen Proving Ground? stationery. He wrote to Humphreys: ?It certainly was nice to get your pleasant letter of April memory is quite clear as to the time you and Lahm were trying out the first Wright airplane. I am glad you enjoyed the bulletin, or class letter, but I prepared it quite a while before it was issued and made some serious omissions...There is a good article in the ?Sperryscope? Vol 8, no 10, just out, by Lahm, which mentions the trying experience of your pamphlet. Call up the Sperryscope Co. and get a copy from Gillmor, who is an old friend of mine.? Lahm received the first flying lesson, but Humphreys made the first solo flight, just before Lahm made his flight. 7) Card. 1pp. No date. Governor?s Island, NY. A card imprinted ?Colonel Earl McFarland?, and written on in pencil ?My best wishes and I hope to see you soon. Governor?s Island NY?.

      [Bookseller: Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc.]
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      Peuser, Buenos Aires , Argentina 1938 - RAZA CRIOLLA , El Haras El Cardal de los Señores Pedro y Emilio Solanet , Ediciones Peuser , Buenos Aires 1938 , 20 X 27cm. 118 pp , con numerosas fotos y dos láminas fuera de texto , incluido un mapa a color de la travesía. .Tapa dura. Con dedicatoria manuscrita a Juan P. Barriola por Emilio Solanet . Muy buen estado general ,tapas ligeramente oxidadas ,lomo fatigado.Descripción de las diferentes razas equinas y de los padres especificos que dieron origen al standard de la raza argentinaadoptada en la Argentina, el Uruguay y el Brasil. Además en el capitulo 6 El Viaje de Buenos Aires a Nueva York 1925-1928 cuenta sobre el raid de los dos criollos Mancha y Gato Cardal , valientemente guiados por el profesor Aimé Tschiffely , conquistaron el record mundial de altura y distancia , alcanzando 5900 metros sobre el nivel del mar , en el Paso Del Condor , entre Potosí y Chaliapata ( Bolivia ) , y cubriendo la distancia de 4.300 leguas ( 21.500 km ) que separan Buenos Aires de Nueva York. Los 21.500 kms. fueron recorridos en 504 etapas, lo que da un termino medio de 42,5 km, vale decir 8 ½ leguas por día . [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rayo Rojo]
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      Tarzana: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., 1938. First edition. Five full page illustrations by John Coleman Burroughs. 8vo, publisher’s original bright blue cloth lettered in red on the spine and upper cover, the original dustjacket illustrated in colours. 317, (1 ad) pp. A fine copy in a fine dustjacket. The inside flaps of the dustjacket are affixed to the pastedowns. FIRST EDITION. “The story is filled with intrigue, treachery, and murder on the part of men and the loyalty and staunch friendship of the beasts. It takes the reader from the bitterness and strife of a royal court to the sunshine and silences of the great African desert. He sits with hunted terrorists in their secret meetings, with an Arab sheik in his doar, and in a French frontier post with a captain of the Foreign Legion.”

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        America: Translated from the German by Edwin and Willa Muir

      London, G. Routledge & Sons, Ltd, 1938. 1st U.K. Edition. A near fine copy in the publisher's original title-blocked, wine cloth. A particularly well preserved copy; tight, bright, clean and sharp cornered. Copies in this condition are extremely scarce. All books fully on approval.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Death Stops at the Old Stone Inn

      Hillman-Curl, New York 1938 - First edition. Quarto. 279pp. Good in boards with moderate wear at the extremities and a three-inch tear along the sunned spine. Inscribed by both Shirley and Adele to the family of their sister, the prolific author Elizabeth Seifert. A wonderful association copy of a scarce mystery, the first by either of these authors(Adele wrote three additional mysteries, while Shirley was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for her other 1938 novel *The Wayfarer*). *OCLC* locates five copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Biggles Flies South [3]

      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 the upper panel, brown ink dyed top edge. 8vo. True first edition 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 printed pages of text. Colour frontispiece and six black and white illustrations and a map by Howard Leigh and Jack Nicolle. Eight listed stories by W. E. Johns to the book start with The Camels are Coming and ends with Biggles Goes to War. Small ink name to the front free end paper, a little spotting to the closed paged edges, small bump to the centre of the top of the front cover. Very Good condition book in near Very Good condition price clipped dust wrapper with 20 mm piece of paper missing to the foot of the spine which extends around on to the front cover by 30 mm and disappears in to a small crease related tear, pale spine colours very slightly sun faded. Seven Oxford W. E. Johns listed books to the rear of the dust wrapper starting with Biggles Flies East and ending with Biggles Goes to War.

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        The Valley of Flowers

      London: Hodder & Stoughton 1938, 1st edition. (Hardcover) xiii; 322 pp.. Very good. Tall octavo. Bound in original cream cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine. Beveled boards. Slight soiling to boards. Pages untrimmed. Coloured illustrations from photos tipped in with original glassine guards and descriptions of the photos. Neate S133 - Smythe's travels through the Garhwal Himalaya and Bhyundar Valley after he ascended Kamet. #224 of 250 limited signed copies. Smythe's only limted signed book and quite scarce..

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        The Nile Basin

      nbsp;- Cario - Schindler's Press/Government Press, 1938 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Four volumes of this set of geographical publications about the Nile river. From the Ministry of Public Works, Egypt. Physical Department. Includes:Physical Department Paper No. 33, Supplement to Volume II. Measured Discharges of the Nile and its Tributaries from 1928 to 1932. Physical Department Paper No. 35, Volume V. The Hydrology of the Lake Plateau and Bahr El Jebel. Physical Department Paper No. 36, Second Supplement to Volume IV. Ten-Day Mean and Monthly Mean Discharges of the Nile and its Tributaries for the Years 1933-1937 and Normals for the period 1912-1937. Physical Department Paper No. 37, Second Supplement to Volume III. Ten-Day Mean and Monthly Mean Gauge Readings of the Nile and its Tributaries for the Years 1933-1937 and Normals for the period 1912-1937. Volume V contains numerous plates, many folding, some coloured, and many maps including two large folding to the rear. The supplements contain tables of calendars and readings. Harold Edwin Hurst (1880-1978) was a British hydrologist. Hurst's (1951) study on measuring the long-term storage capacity of reservoirs documented the presence of long-range dependence in hydrology. Much of Hurst's research was motivated by his empirical observations of the Nile. The Hurst exponent, which has been used in other fields, such as finance and cardiology, was named after him. His biography is found in the Hydrological Sciences Bulletin of December 1979. Condition: In original half cloth bindings with paper boards. Externally generally sound, although rubbed with some marks. Three hinges are slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean, some light spotting to textblock edges, marginal spotting in volume V. Small closed tear to one large folding map. Overall: GOOD.

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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 in very good dust jacket. Large Quarto. Plain paper dust jacket over quarter cloth and maroon paper boards with Caxton's printers device in black to both boards. Bottom corners lightly rubbed, else fine. Paper label to spine. Jacket with some chips and small tears to edges and spine.. All edges uncut. With bookplates of Neal Van Sooy and Gertrude Stubblefield to front pastedown. Leaf from "Liber Primus" mounted to page [iii] with some age toning / discoloration and chipping to extremities of leaf. One initial hand-inked in red and several smaller decorations and underlining in red. 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 ancient Greek history, with information on Albania, Armenia, Mt. Taurus, and the Caspian Sea. 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).

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        An Original Leaf from the First Edition of Alexander Barclay's English Translation of Sebastian Brant's Ship of Fools, Printed by Richard Pynson in 1509. [Leaf Book]

      San Francisco: David Magee 1938, edition limited to 260 copies. () [iv], 15pp. Near fine, no dust jacket. Folio. Quarter cloth over decorative paper boards. Paper label to spine. Corners lightly rubbed and some light foxing to cloth, else fine. The original leaf is tipped onto page [iii] and is in very good antiquarian condition with some age toning and spotting. One of 260 copies printed by the Grabhorn Press. A finely produced, letterpress leaf book with an original leaf from the 16th century classic, the Ship of Fools. Of the 260 copies issued, only 115 copies contain a woodcut. The woodcut on the leaf offered here depicts a man riding a lobster and calling to bird. The accompanying book contains an essay with colored reproductions of other woodcuts from the Ship of Fools. A beautiful leaf book with a illustrated example of an early English-language printed book. (Dispersed and Disbound 75).

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        ABC Nach zeichnungen

      Offenbach a.M.: Gebr. Klingspor, (c. 1938). Octavo. (26)ff. An elegant and charming alphabet, designed and illustrated by Harwerth, a member of Rudolf Koch’s workshop in Offenbach a.M. Known primarily as an illustrator, Harwerth here presents scenes of animals and plants surrounding his letters. The letters and illustrations have been beautifully hand-colored, showing painstaking detail, below which are the four-line verses by Owlglass printed in Gavotte, the only typeface designed by Rudo Spemann. Laid in is a T.L.s from Klingspor, dated December, 1950, presenting this copy. Extremely fine in pictorial boards, and housed in publisher’s slipcase, which is beginning to split along the corners of the opening.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        The Origin of Life

      The Macmillan Company, New York, 1938. Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library. Number stamped on front free endpaper. Sticker on tail spine end of jacket. Pages lightly tanned. Endpages tanned. Corners of flaps clipped. Jacket lightly soiled. Small closed tears and chipping to edges of jacket. Stamp on edges of text-block. Dust soiling to top edge of text block. Bookplate on front pastedown with pocket and circulation slip on rear endpages. Boards and jacket lightly bumped and shelf worn on corners, edges and spine ends. Foxing to the pastedowns under the jacket flap. Slight discoloration to spine cover. Stated first printing. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 141026..

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      Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1938. First ed.. Evans, Walker. 4to., 98 pp., illustrated from photographs. A very good copy. The photo illustrated dw has a few chips and pieces lacking and shows light soiling on the rear panel of text. One of the earliest books to be illustrated by the photographers of the FSA; Evans, Lange, Shahn, Rothstein, Carter, Mydans; with a text by a member of the Southern Agrarian writers group.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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      London. 14 April 1938.. One page, on quarto sheet of letterhead. Ca. 125 words. Folded for mailing, two hole punch in left margin, trace of foxing, very good. Shaw writes to the Polish-born historian and journalist, then resident in Switzerland: "In journalism there is no such thing as an English gentleman. In the present rush of exciting foreign news every item is stale in two days. Pre-Anschluss news is already as hopelessly out of date as pre-war news. A fortnight ago I gave an important interview on the Russian trials. It was refused on the ground that the trials were quite forgotten. I will have to wait until somebody else is shot ...." In evident response to Ludwig's comments about another journalist, Shaw notes: "It is very annoying; but it cannot be helped until the papers have recovered from the shock of the Anschluss, though anybody might have known it was coming. Mr. White is totally forgotten whilst you still hold the field ...." Shaw closes by extending his warmest regards to "Frau Ludwig and yourself. Faithfully G. Bernard Shaw."

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        A Ship of the Line

      London: Michael Joseph,, 1938. Octavo. Original blue cloth, yellow endpapers, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Bookseller's ticket and pencilled inscription to front pastedown. Manuscript letter on Admiralty House stationery tipped-in to front free endpaper. Cloth mottled, ends of spine faded. A very good copy in the rubbed, dulled, and nicked jacket with some closed tears. First edition, first impression of the second Hornblower novel. With an autograph letter signed, on Admiralty House stationary, dated 22.7.38, tipped in, from William Henry Dudley Boyle, 12th Earl of Cork and Orrery (1873-1967), to "My dear Admiral", enjoining the recipient to read and enjoy Forester's book "herewith". Boyle was a career Navy officer from a somewhat impoverished aristocratic background, who joined the navy at the age of 12 and, after a career spanning both world wars (including involvement in the Arab Revolt with T. E. Lawrence) and taking him as far afield as China, eventually reached the rank of Admiral of the Fleet, the highest actively-serving rank, in 1938. He was much admired by Winston Churchill, Admiral Roger Keyes, and Admiral Sir Reginald Tyrwhitt, the latter two of whom petitioned for Boyle's promotion to the top-spot rank of First Sea Lord in 1937 - Boyle was, at heart, a fighting sailor, and this quality did not endear him to a government which at the time was pursuing policies of appeasement, so he did not gain that final post. It is possible that Admirals Keyes or Tyrwhitt could have been the recipient of this letter and this nautical book from this most nautical of men.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Santa Fe: The Rydal Press, [1938].. Small quarto. Illustrations after drawings by Peter Hurd. Handbound by Hazel Dreis in three quarter greenish-blue morocco, with overlaid panels of tan cloth with a screen printed adaptation of Paul's Thunderbird device, gilt brown morocco spine labels. Modest rubbing at edges, usual offset from morocco turn-ins to endsheets, cloth panels a bit dust soiled and slightly discolored, but a good copy. First edition, deluxe issue, limited to only thirty numbered copies, specially bound, and signed by Horgan and Hurd. These thirty copies were intended for Christmas presentation by Esther and Chester Arthur, but not all copies were bound. This is copy #1. A modern Santa Fe rarity.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        War and Peace

      The Limited Editions Club, 1938. The Limited Editions Club first publication of WAR AND PEACE in six volumes and two slipcases (printed by the University Press in Glasgow). Translated from the Russian by Louise and Aylmer Maude with a special introduction by Aylmer Maude. Illustrated with lithographs and line drawings by Barnett Freedman. One of 1,500 numbered sets (this is # 1,280) which have been signed by illustrator Freedman and thumbed with his thumb-print on the limitation page at the end of volume 6. The books were issued without dust jackets but are covered with a cellophane-like paper -- each book is in About Fine condition, the coverings are generally Near Fine with a few tears. The slipcases retain the original labels and are Near Fine -- each is stamped "Made in Great Britain" on the bottom. Includes the original Limited Editions card announcing the publication in October, 1938. A very clean set. From the Larry Owens collection. These books are heavy and may require a postage adjustment. . Limited. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Bill Leone, Bookseller ABAA]
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        County Courthouse. An original watercolor, gouache and India ink on paper by Bishop, 6 ¾? wide x 5 ¾? high, circa 1938

      Benton 23. For three months during the winter of 1938, Bishop lived in a boarding house at 529 Whitehead Street, across the street from the Monroe County Courthouse, a two-story red brick courthouse built in 1890. In all probability this picture represents the view from the boarding house. The courthouse survives, and still appears almost unapproachably tangled up in a welter of trees, telephone poles and electrical wires

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      New York: G.P. Putnam's Son 1938, 1st limited, 225 copies.. (Hardcover) 296pp. Very good. Octavo; full blue morocco, marbled boards; gilt top edge; text in blue ink. Uncut; signed by author. A very fine copy. Account of how the author, leader of the United States Antarctic Expedition, that winterered at Little America II, on the Bay of Whales 1933-35, spent 5 months alone, manning the Advanced Base, located 160 KM south of Little America on the Ross Ice Shelf. The limited edition of Byrds Alone is very scarce. 124 / 225 copies..

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        Sucker's Progress; an Informal History of Gambling in America from the Colonies to Canfield, by Herbert Asbury

      New York, Dodd, Mead & Company, 1938. 1st Edition. Previous owner's inscription to front free-endpaper. A comprehensive and entertaining history. Illustrated. Description: x, 493 p. Illus. 23 cm. Subjects: Gambling --United States. , Not price-clipped. Near fine cloth copy in a very good, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. An excellent copy. Scans on request.

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        Why England Slept

      New York: Wilfred Funk Inc. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION, beautifully bound, of Kennedy's first book, originally written as his senior thesis at Harvard and conceived as a follow-up to Churchill's 1938 book, While England Slept. New York: Wilfred Funk, Inc., 1940. Octavo, recent full morocco gilt. A fine copy.

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