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        The Long Valley

      New York: Viking Press. 1938. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 1938, First Edition. 303 pp. Hardcover, cloth-backed boards. Darkening to the front and rear inner and outer hinges, as usual. The rear inner hinge has been neatly and expertly strengthened. Otherwise a Fine, clean copy, in a Fine, bold dust jacket. DJ now housed in a mylar wrap. Digital images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Laughter In The Dark

      Indianapolis: Bobbs Merrill Company, 1938. First U.S. Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. First US edition of the author's first book to be published in English. Clean near fine example in rough green cloth (first state). Price clipped dustwrapper presents beautifully and has benefited from some expert restoration visible on verso. Author's name spelled Nabokoff. Originally published in a different version under the title Camera Obscura.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers

      Oxford: Clarendon Press. 1938, 1938. First edition. 8vo. 403pp. Fine in publisher's dark blue cloth titled in gilt to spine. In a fine unclipped dustwrapper with minor edgewear and the slightest fraying to the extremities. Very handsome indeed. Internally clean with ink ownership of David Palmer to front pastedown (there's a Canadian Descartes Medal winning mathematics teacher in Ontario who seems to have done great work in Canadian schools, we like to think it's him).

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington 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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      New York, 8 Dec. 1938. Letter. Normal creases from folding, about Fine. Superb and touching one-page letter in Kent's minuscule hand to his 25-year-old daughter Clara expressing his disappointment that she will not be spending Christmas with him. In full: "It was about 12 years ago when, out of consideration for your mother, I gave up claiming my family for Christmas Day and set New Years Day as our day for Christmas celebration. That this gave you children two Christmases we hoped was doubly nice for you; and that it gave us Christmas--though a week later--with my children was a happiness that we planned for and looked forward to. Only the absence far from home of Frances [his second wife whom he would divorce in 1939] or me or both of us has made a New Years' pass uncelebrated as the family Christmas. All this you know. And that, knowing it, you pass up your father's Christmas for a New Year at a friend's is something that I will not forget nor easily forgive. That Frances is deeply hurt at your 'previous engagement' when after two years of enforced absence she is at last home again and eager to make a Christmas for us all, is something I have read in her face as she read your letter. That is all I know about it. I will now wish you both a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year." SIGNED "Affectionately Father." The mixture of sadness and restrained anger is quite evident in this scarce and very personal autograph letter by one of the most famous American artists of the twentieth century. The bulk of Kent's papers were donated to the Smithsonian.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA ]
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        Peerless Mt. Fuji: Japan Japanese Government Railways

      Tokyo: Mitsumura Printing Co.. unbound. very good. Poster. Color lithograph mounted on linen. Image measures 41.5" x 26.75". Beautiful travel poster advertisement for Japan Railways, circa 1938. Features a serene Japanese landscape with Mount Fuji prominently displayed in the background. A few creases and tears have been professionally restored.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Walker Evans American Photographs

      The Museum of Modern Art, 1938-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing;one of only 5000 copies. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1938. 198 pp. First edition, first printing. (Original ribbed black cloth with printed paper spine label.) About Very Good hardcover. No dust jacket. Clean pages. Cloth at extremities frayed and worn, exposed tips. Light occasional foxing throughout, heavier towards front. Spine label toned, scratched and fingerprint-smudged. A nice, solid copy.Rare first edition, based on the landmark Museum of Modern Art Exhibition of Evans' work. Many wonderful photos.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        The Praise and Happinesse of the countrie-Life (Gregynog)

      Newtown: Gregynog Press, 1938 In red half leather with olive green paper covers, very light soiling at edges, with wood engraved title label on upper cover printed in red and black. Red oasis spine with gilt titling and blind floral fillet border, red tips. DW with circular image and title to top cover, titles in red to spine, a little faded. Internally, no inscriptions, title page with woodcut, (xv), 37pp, including 7 wood engraved head and tail pieces by Reynolds Stone, signed on paste down of lower cover Gregynog Press Bindery. Reprinted from the edition of 1651. Colophon states 400 copies printed by James Wardrop at the Gregynog Press, Newtown, Montgomeryshire, November, 1938. (Harrop 39/p206)

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        The Hobbit, or, There and Back Again

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1938. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good +. First American edition, first printing, 1938. First state, without flute player on title page. Tan cloth 8vo, 310pp. With numerous color illustrations by Tolkien throughout the volume, including frontispiece. Boards stamped in blue and red. Generally VG+ with very light soil to boards, dusting to the upper edge. Small bookplate to first blank, else clean and unmarked. Housed in mylar wrapper inside custom clamshell box.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Twice A Year Volume I Number 1 through Volume XV (Fifteen Issues in Nine Volumes)

      Twice A Year New York: Twice A Year, 1938. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good +. 8vos. Consecutive run of the first fifteen issues of Dorothy Norman's exceptional journal of literature, the arts and civil liberties. Lacking only the final anniversary issue. Started just before the war and under the auspices of Alfred Stieglitz and others, Twice A Year was especially concerned with issues of war, democracy and civil liberties. Issue I and Issue III/IV were published in bound wrappers. All other issues published in boards with printed dustwrappers. Issue I's binding is a bit loose, otherwise an exceptionally clean and well bound set. Uncommon thus.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A. ]
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        Twice A Year Volume I Number 1 through Volume XV (Fifteen Issues in Nine Volumes) A Semi-Annual Journal of Literature, The Arts and Civil Liberties

      New York: Twice A Year, 1938. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good +. 8vos. Consecutive run of the first fifteen issues of Dorothy Norman's exceptional journal of literature, the arts and civil liberties. Lacking only the final anniversary issue. Started just before the war and under the auspices of Alfred Stieglitz and others, Twice A Year was especially concerned with issues of war, democracy and civil liberties. Issue I and Issue III/IV were published in bound wrappers. All other issues published in boards with printed dustwrappers. Issue I's binding is a bit loose, otherwise an exceptionally clean and well bound set. Uncommon thus.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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      (Mt. Vernon, NY): (The Golden Eagle Press), n.d [1938]. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in slightly worn, Very Good chemise. Folio (9-1/4" x 12-1/4") bound in full cream cloth with a gilt decoration on the cover, gilt lettering on the spine, and silk ties. Per the colophon: "This Archetype Edition of Sprig and Turfy is not only the first but unique in the history of the printed book. It is conveniently limited to one hundred and eight copies, each containing original paintings in water color over a key plate in black, printed by S. A. Jacobs...." This is copy #49 of 108 SIGNED by the artist with his initials. Of the 15 plates, 13 are original watercolors by Roesch, an important artist of the book. For some unexplained reason, this quite stunningly illustrated children's story of a boy and his horse is not recognized in the primary reference of livres de peintres THE ARTIST & THE BOOK 1860-1960, although Roesch's later THE SONNETS TO ORPHEUS (1944), also published by The Golden Eagle Press, is listed as "one of the first modern American livres de peintres.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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      Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, 1938. First trade edition. Thick 8vo. With fly plates in color by Dr. Edgar Burke, photographs and diagrams by Charles S. Krug and Ivin Sickles. 451 pp. Original brown cloth. Fine in rare pictorial dust jacket by Edgar Burke (some wear, overall very good, loss at head of spine panel affecting "TR"). Bruns B-134; Wetzel, p. 104 ("A monumental work on the subject")

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Le Charme des Pays De L'Ain - Bresse- Dombes -Bugey- Pays de Geix

      Editions Didier & Richard 9, Grande Rue, Grenoble. 1938 - In-folio ( 390x290 mm) , reliure en demi chagrin à coins, dos à cinq nerfs et tranche de titre dorée au petit fer ( reliure postérieures), l'un des 400, celui-ci portant le numéro 94 sur un vélin à la forme des Papeteries B. F. K. de Rives remarquablement frais. Ouvrage comportant 29 pages de texte typographié autour des illustrations , 42 pages d'illustrations en sépia à pleine page . Cette magnifique édition, de reliure postérieure ne souffre d'aucune pathologie particulière.On notera toute de même un léger choc de l'étui renfermant cet agréable ensemble. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ARTLINK]
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      London: Cassell and Company, Limited,, 1938. Octavo. Original red and black patterned boards, titles to spine gilt, black endpapers, top edge dyed black. Spine a little faded, lightly rubbed at extremities, lower joint cracked between rear free endpaper and rear blank, faint spotting to edges of text block and title pages. First edition, first impression of the second novel Rand published in the West. The reception of her first - We The Living (1936) - had been critically ambiguous and, in terms of sales, poor. So much so that no American publisher could be persuaded to publish this book. Indeed only after the success of The Fountainhead and the end of the Second World War did Anthem appear in an American edition. The Cassell printing, preceding by 8 years any other, is a very uncommon book and rare in the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        FREE LAND - Signed

      New York: Longmans, Green, and Co,, 1938 Presentation Copy from the Author. 8vo., 332pp. Original unclipped dustjacket. Stated First Edition. A very good copy. Binding is strong, interior fresh & clean. Boards show slight shelfwear & minor bumps at the corners. Jacket is very good, showing edgewear & light chipping. A wonderful presentation copy given by Lane to her friend, Elsie Jackson, in England. Great lengthy inscription & signature on the title page. Lane was the daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the "Little House" bo oks. Books inscribed by Rose Lane Wilder or Laura Ingalls Wilder [1867-1957] are very uncommon. Rose Wilder Lane [1886 -1968], Danbury, Connecticut) was an American journalist, travel writer, novelist, & political theorist & the only surviving chil d of Laura Ingalls Wilder, now the better known writer. Lane's accomplishments remain however quite remarkable. She is considered a seminal force behind the American Libertarian Party. By the time the first Little House book was published by Laura I ngalls Wilder 1932, Rose had already published 10 works of biography & fiction. The daughter's influence on the Mother's work is unmistakable & her contribution to the entire Little House series well documented as Rose collaborated multidimensionall y in the crafting of the entire series.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Are You a Genius? First & Second Series Test Your I.Q. ( Intelligence Quotient ) 2 Books in One Volume, Illustrated by O. Soglow & Dr. Seuss, Rare early appearance of Dr. Seuss as illustrator.

      Blue Ribbon Books NY 1938 - HBDJ, January 1938. Eleventh Edition, VG+/VG AS-IS, black letters and design on red cover of man Seazted with 10 Owls ; 116 pgs, DJ Light rub, wear tiny chips tears edges, Dustjacket protected by Clear Mylar ,with Answers in Back of Book, Omnibus Volume of Intelligence Tests, Brain Twisters, Word Pyramids, Blunders, Spelling Bees, Dilemmas, Pronunciation Puzzles ETC Have You an alert Mind & Sponge-Like Memory? Take these famous Tests. as Nimble brain will help you but Not a Ph.D. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bluff Park Rare Books]
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        LA RINASCITA diretta da G. Papini (1938-1944) tutto il pubblicato, Firenze, L'arte della stampa, 1938

      8o, br. bs., pp. 100 per ciascun fasc., ma alcuni anche di 300 . Rivista edita a cura del centro Nazionale di studi sul Rinascimento. Num. ill. e tavole in b/n anche f.t. Il Direttore (ed anche l'anima del periodico) fu Giovanni Papini che si avvalse della collaborazione di valenti studiosi e specialisti. La collezione spazia dalla letteratura all'arte, alla scultura ed alla pittura. Non sono trascurate infine tutte quelle "attività artistiche che segnarono il miracolo del Rinascimento Italiano " Dal n.1 al n. 35 (in 31 fascicoli perchè alcuni sono a numerazione doppia) Dal n. 1 del genn.aprile 1938 al n. 35 del genn.giugno 1944

      [Bookseller: Libreria e Rivisteria Ferraguti]
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        Out of Africa

      Random House 1938 - stated first [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hill Country Books]
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        Hawaii: The Isle of A Thousand Wonders. Photographed and Arranged by Ray Jerome Baker

      Honolulu: R.J. Baker, 1938. Hardcover. Very good. Oblong octavo bound in publisher's red cloth with gilt titles. [3]pp.;map+ 135 photographic prints, each protected by a captioned tissue guard. " A comprehensive collection of original photographs of points of interest in Hawaii". Light wear to the extremities, slight cant to spine, otherwise a nice copy with all tissue guards and plates present and in fine condition. Uncommon with no copies in OCLC.

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Mallory Bookseller. ABAA]
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        Arms and the Covenant

      London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.,, 1938. Speeches. Compiled by Randolph S. Churchill. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge dyed blue. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece portrait. Contemporary ownership inscription. Light spotting to edges, partial tanning to half title and final blank, spine very slightly rolled, corners just nicked; an excellent copy in the spine-tanned jacket, with a few spots, chips to ends and corners, and tape repair to head of spine panel verso. First edition, first impression, in the scarce first issue jacket, repriced in pencil to 7/6 to match those of the remainder issue which had new jackets printed and priced at 7/6. Important collection of Churchill's speeches, 1928-38, on the dangers of a re-armed Germany. A contemporary review in the journal of the Royal Institute for International Affairs remarked that "apart from their literary graces" Churchill's speeches were remarkable because of "the restraint of their language" in view of the "blunders and inaccuracies" of the Government and for his technical mastery, "There seems to be nothing from Naval Strategy to the jigs and tools in an aircraft factory... on which Mr. Churchill is not an expert.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A guide to the snakes of Uganda.

      Kampala: Uganda Society, 1938. - Quarto,362 pp.,23 coloured plates. Publisher's quarter cloth and marbled boards with title label, some wear but a good copy of a scarce and sought after book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Isles Natural History Books]
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        Pages bibliques. Compositions et gravures par Henri Le Riche. Traduction nouvelle de Edouard Dhorme

      Neuilly-sur-Seine: Chez l'artiste, 1938. Livre. Illus. by Henri Le Riche. Très bon. En Feuilles. Edition originale. In-folio. Sl [Neuilly-sur-Seine], sn [Chez l'artiste], 1938. 39 x 28,5 cm, in-folio, 1 f. bl. - (II) XII (I) - 209 (6) ff. foliotés de 1 à 209 - 1 f. bl., 140 eaux-fortes originales dont la page de titre, 70 hors-texte et 69 dans le texte, lettrines gravées sur bois, en feuilles sous couverture beige rempliée et imprimée, chemise et étui de l'éditeur. Traduction nouvelle de Edouard Dhorme. Premier tirage des belles eaux-fortes de Henri Le Riche. Tirage unique à 100 exemplaires, tous sur vélin d'Arches à la forme (n° 52). Très bel exemplaire. (MONOD, 8821 ; CARTERET, IV, 310 : "très belle publication cotée et abondamment illustrée ; c'est une des meilleures illustrations de l'artiste") (4,5 kg).

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        Death in the Making

      New York: Covici-Friede, 1938 Hardcover First edition, first printing. Near Fine cloth-bound hardcover with a dust-dulled top edge, darkening at the hinges, and a touch of tanning to the page edges in a dust jacket with small chips along the back top edge, chips at the spine ends, missing about half of the front cover. A nice copy except for the loss to the dust jacket. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Photographs by Robert Capa and Gerda Taro; captions by Capa; arrangement by Andre Kertesz; preface by Jay Allen. Unpaginated [98 pages]; 148 b&w photographs; 8.5 x 11.25 inches. One of the most sought-after books of photojournalism with perhaps the most iconic image in photography on the cover (only on the cover, the image is not reprinted inside): The Death of a Loyalist Militiaman. Capa and Taro's coverage of the Spanish Civil War. See: Parr & Badger, Photobook, Vol 1, p139; Auer, 802 Photo Books, p266.

      [Bookseller: A&D Books]
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        Three Guineas

      Hogarth Press, 1938-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Signed. London: Hogarth Press, 1938. Signed by Virginia Woolf on the front free end paper. First Edition, First Printing. In original Vanessa Bell dust jacket. In Good condition overall. The pages are clean, with no marking in the text. Light bumping to top page corners at rear. Front hinge tender and slightly exposed. Offsetting to front free end paper where the signature is. Boards are grubby and worn. The dust jacket shows foxing, sunning, and heavy chipping with loss most significant at the rear panel. A very rare signed, first edition, offered here in the original dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        Corrected Typescript of his book, I LIKE AMERICA

      [Published New York: Modern Age Books, 1938] - The note, dated January 9, 1941, reads as follows: "These are two manuscripts of 'I Like America', written principally in the fall of 1937 and published by Modern Age Books in the Spring of 1938. Some 50,000 copies have been sold in the paperbound edition. The manuscript on yellow paper is the first draft. The other is a carbon copy of the version sent to the publisher. I am very happy to contribute these manuscripts to the sale for the benefit of the Southern Tenant Farmers Union. Granville Hicks." 4to. 192 pp., with numerous corrections in the author's hand; together with a carbon typescript of the final draft, with mss. corrections (170 pp.); and a one-page ANs by Hicks laid in, regarding the manuscripts. Altogether, 360 pp., on various paper stocks. A few leaves brittle at edges, the whole laid in a folding linen box with chemise [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Relazione sull'attivit? svolta nell'anno XVI

      Subject: (Fascismo - Architettura). Roma, Ricci, 1938, 4to t.tela edit. (canapone grezzo) pp. 100 con ill. e tav. fot. (Ancona, Bologna, Bolzano, foggia, Forl?, Genova, Littoria, Livorno, Massa Carrara, Milano, Modena, Pola, Messina, Venezia, Parma, Trieste, Vicenza, Napoli, Padova, Potenza, Ravenna, Roma, Sassari, Taranto, Terni, Zara). Raro.

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        THE BUCCANEERS A Novel

      D APPLETON-CENTURY COMPANY, NEW YORK, LONDON 1938 - ex=lib with some stamps on the edge and back of back cover, dj stacked to the cover of the book with tape on the edges of the top and botrtom cover, blue dj slightly discolored, rubbed on the edges, spine cut 2" on the top spine, browning of pages, prev owner signature on the first page of the books DATE PUBLISHED: 1938 EDITION: 371PP [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Indian Treaties Printed By Benjamin Franklin 1736-1762

      Philadelphia: The Historical Society of Pennslvania, 1938. Limited to 500 copies, with an introduction by Carl Van Doren and historical & bibliographical notes by Julian P. Boyd, The Brownell photo-lithograph Co. produced the facsimiles of the treaties and the endpaper maps. The Lewis Evans map of the Walking Purchase was done in aquatone by Edward Sterne & Co. The letter-press printing was by Paterson & White Co. The title-page was designed by Richard Ellis and typographer was the Haddon Craftsmen. Bound by the Franklin Bindery in light brown cloth stamped in dark brown, double gilt lettered leather labels to spine, housed in publisher's slipcase. A fine copy.. Limited Edition. Folio.

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      Harcourt, 1938. - FIRST EDITION in dust jacket. The book is about fine, with a small stain on the fore edge of the book block. The unclipped dust jacket has minimal soiling on the rear panel; mild wear at the spine ends and the front flap corners. Bookshop clerk falls in love with an aging Hollywood screenwrtier. (This may have been written after O’Hara’s visit to Los Angeles for the filming of his second novel, ‘BUtterfield 8.’) See & Brooker. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Monroe Stahr Books]
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        You Play The Black and The Red Comes Up

      Robert M. McBride, New York 1938 - Classic hard-boiled, hard-luck tale of the Thirties, long-forgotten but revived in the Eighties and given a new cult following by Black Lizard Press. Though generally discussed as a crime novel, You Play The Black has many great proletarian elements, including a drifter protagonist who thumbs his way out of the Oklahoma dustbowl to Los Angeles at the height of the Great Depression. Author Eric Knight is best known as creator of the juvenile classic Lassie, Come Home; the present work is his only venture into the hard-boiled genre, though his first novel (Sound on Your Bugles, 1936) was a straightforwardly proletarian depiction of British working-class life. Octavo (21cm). Red linen boards, titled in black on spine and front cover; yellow top-stain; 213pp. Bit of soiling to upper edge of text-block, with consequent dulling to top-stain; very minor thumb-soil within; in all a tight, straight copy, VG+ to Near Fine. Lacking the scarce dustwrapper. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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        The Long Valley (First Edition)

      New York: The Viking Press, 1938. First Edition. First Edition. Fine in a minutely rubbed, about Fine dust jacket. A superior copy of this Steinbeck high spot.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        MVSN. XV Annuale.

      Subject: (Fascismo). Roma, Istituto Grafico Tiberino, 1938, 4to brossura originale con copertina illustrata, pp. 110-(2) con ill. in nero e a colori n.t. (Soft Cover)

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        While England Slept

      G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York 1938 - This is the precursor to Churchill's great war speeches. This is the first U.S. edition, first printing in dust jacket. The British first edition was given the politically palatable title "Arms and the Covenant". The U.S. title is a bit more honest. The book contains a collection of speeches spanning the years 1928 to 1938 criticizing British foreign policy and warning prophetically of the coming danger. The world remembers the resolute war leader to whom the British entrusted their fate, but it is easy to forget the years leading up to the war which Churchill spent persistent, eloquent, and largely unheeded. Churchill bibliographer Frederick Woods called this edition "probably the most crucial volume of speeches that he ever published". As testimony to the book's importance, a copy of While England Slept lay on "President Roosevelt's bedside table, with key passages, including an analysis of the president's peace initiative, underscored." (William Manchester's The Last Lion, Volume II, p.305) Offered here is a very good first edition, first printing in a first printing dust jacket. The blue cloth binding is square, clean, and tight with sharp corners, bright silver lettering and red banners, and virtually no wear. The sole exterior flaw is an apparent binding error - a slight, curving crease to the cloth to the upper third of the spine and a slight blemish in the red title banner just below the second line of the title. This is a regrettable but honest flaw that is clearly not the product of wear. The contents are clean and tight. We find no spotting. A single previous owner's name is inked to the ffep. The red-stained top edge remains notably dark and unfaded, marred only by a small stain at the fore edge. The untrimmed fore edge and bottom edges are age-toned, but otherwise quite clean. The correct first printing dust jacket is bright and clean, featuring vivid, entirely unfaded red color on the jacket spine. The jacket is also unclipped, still bearing the original $4.00 price on the front flap. There is modest overall soiling and wear to the jacket extremities, with shallow chipping to the edges, mild wear to the hinges and flap folds, and a few short, closed tears. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A107.2.a, Woods/ICS A44(b.1). Langworth p.193. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The evolution of physics: The growth of ideas from early concepts to relativity and quanta,

      Simon and Schuster, 1938-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1938: First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover, in original dust jacket with the proper price of $2.50 intact on the rear flap. In Very Good condition, in a Very Good Minus dust jacket. Clean text. Sound binding. Light evidence of erased pencil price on front and rear end sheets. Cloth is well preserved with light rubbing and . Light wear to bottom of the spine. The gilt stamping is sharp and un-rubbed. The dust jacket shows rubbing, surface wear wit ha few scratches, edge wear, light creasing and light loss, with reinforcing tape repairs visible. The jacket presents well under new Mylar.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        Brief of Sir William Blackstone, Photolith Facsimile from the

      1938. Blackstone, Sir William [1723-1780]. Brief of Sir William Blackstone, Photolith Facsimile from the Original in the Possession of the Publisher. Limited to one Hundred Copies. San Francisco: Fred T. Darvill, [c. 1938]. [8] pp. Folio (17" x 11"). Stiff stapled printed wrappers. Light soiling, negligible shelfwear, internally clean. * Facsimile copies of the printed briefs for the case in the House of Lords between Thomas Broome v. Samuel Swann. The brief submitted by Blackstone and his co-counsel the year he finished Volume II of his Commentaries (1766) displays his talents as an appellate advocate and conveyancer. Blackstone prevailed through a clever point regarding a writ of recovery.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        Géométrie Conforme. Cours de Mr Cartan 1938-1939 [ Manuscrit d'un élève de l'Ecole Normale Supérieure en 1938 - 1939 ]

      1938 - 1 vol. in-8 manuscrit en feuillet sous chemise entoilée, 1938-1939, 60 ff. Le grand mathématicien Elie Cartan (1869-1951) fut titulaire de la chaire de géométrie supérieure de la Faculté des Sciences de Paris de 1924 à 1940. Bon état pour ces rare notes de cours manuscrites rédigées par un élève normalien (promo 1935) à la veille de la seconde guerre mondiale. Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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        SKETCH BOOK of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. ( Walt Disney's Sketch-Book of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - cover title )

      London, Collins, (1938).. FIRST EDITION (1938), 4to, 300 x 235 mm, 12 x 9 inches, buff cloth lettered brown, illustrated endpapers, no pagination. 12 wonderful colour plates for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, mounted on brown art paper, each with captioned guard, many pencil sketches in the text. Lower corner of upper cover very slightly bumped, small faint discoloured patch at top edge of upper cover, neat ink name and date (1939) at top of front endpaper. Occasional slight very pale foxing, mainly in upper margin and not affecting colour plates, slight crease to lower corner of 1 colour plate. Otherwise near Fine in good DUSTWRAPPER (dw: spine slightly darkened, slight pink stain at foot of upper hinge, 15 mm (¾") pale grey stain at lower edge of upper panel, small chips to head of spine and corners, 15 mm chip at lower corner of upper panel, tail of spine very slightly worn, flap folds slightly eroded, with a few tiny holes on lower fold, a couple on upper fold which also has a 30 mm (1½") split at foot, few slight soil marks to lower panel which is also slightly dusty). This title was never published in the U.S.A. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Football Game

      Associated American Artists, 1938. unbound. very good. View. Black and white lithograph. Image measures 9 7/8" x 13 15/16". Upclose view of the careening bodies mid-tackle at a football game (catalogue number C-31, unknown edition, proofs only.) Stone is dated and signed "JSG". Signature and edition number (5) in pencil. Additional penciled "John Curry" at lower left. This print is related to several black crayon and oil sketches of similar subject matter, also from 1938. John Steuart Curry (1897-1946) was an American Regionalist painter and print maker, known for his scenes of rural America. This print was part of a series printed by George L. Miller and distributed by the Associated American Artists. From 1934-1949, the AAA sought to disseminate their work to the public in an affordable manner: they generally produced each print in editions of 250 and sold them for $5 a piece, first through department stores and later by themselves. The group focused on representational and regional artists including Grant Wood and Thomas Hart Benton. Minor tape residue to top corners.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        The Letters of T. E. Lawrence

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1938. Edited by David Garnett. Octavo (218 × 150 mm). Contemporary streaked calf, spine gilt in compartments, brown and green morocco labels, floral roll to boards, marbled endpapers, turn-ins and all edges gilt. Frontispiece and 15 other plates, 2 folding maps and 2 sketch maps to the text. Minor scratch to lower board, small abrasion to upper board. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression, first state with the errors at page 182 and page 495 uncorrected. A very handsomely bound copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Potter's House

      Muscatine, IA: Prairie Press, 1938. First edition, 1/490. Hardcover. 75pp. Octavo [25 cm] Gray cloth with gilt stamped title on backstrip. Very good. Minor age toning to the spine and the extremities of the boards. Very faint foxing to the endsheets and pastedowns. First and only printing. Stegner's uncommon third printed work. Stegner's influence on American writers is enormous. The litany of writers who attended Stegner's acclaimed writing program at Stanford reads like a who's who of American literature: Abbey, Kesey, McMurtry, Gaines, Berry, Carver, Pinsky, Wolfe, Stone, Olsen and others. A nice copy of an uncommon title from the "Dean of Western Writers". Colberg A3.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Jean-Pierre- L'Hebdomadaire de la famille".

      1938 - Aérographe titré sur carton, (1938), 34 x 26.8 cm. Maquette préparatoire pour l'hebdomadaire "moderne de la famille" Jean-Pierre présentant des annotations à la mine de plomb pour l'imprimerie. Ce projet de couverture présente le portrait en buste d'une jeune-femme insouciante, qui par une belle journée de printemps, s'apprête à jouer au tennis. Cette revue de seize pages était éditée par la S.P.I. (Société Parisienne d'Imprimerie). Elle contenait des nombreuses illustrations dans le texte, des photographies, des pages de bandes-dessinées et une couverture illustrée en couleurs. Ce journal d'avant-guerre fut édité du 17 février 1938 au 20 juin 1940. 115 numéros parurent. Quelques salissures sur l'oeuvre. Livres

      [Bookseller: Librairie Chretien]
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      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1938. Hardcover. Spine pleasantly sunned. About Fine in a Very Good slipcase with some tape repairs. Miguel Covarrubias. Quarto (7-1/2" x 10-1/2") bound in half brown morocco with morocco corners and marbled boards. Introduction by Raymond Weaver. Copy #1377 of 1500 copies 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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