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        Arms and the Covenant

      London: George G. Harrap & Co.,, 1938. Compiled by Randolph S. Churchill. Octavo. Recent burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spine, single rule to boards, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Portrait frontispiece. Partial toning to half-title, small ownership inscription to top of title page, an excellent copy handsomely bound. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Heat And The Cold in Verve: An Artistic And Literary Quarterly, Volume I, Number 2, Spring, 1938

      Paris: 4 Rue Ferou, 1938. Magazine. Very Good. Soft cover. 1st Edition. Folio. Entire issue, Volume I, No. 2, Spring, 1938, in original printed colorful Georges Braque wraps. This is an exceptionally bright, clean copy, inside and out, and includes the gold sales representative in America emblem at title page. Spine ends are thumbed, and spine tail shows various fine cracking at bottom inch as noted in picture, a few other fine splits are noted at spine, and two very small faded dark spots are noted at front wrap near bottom, also as noted in picture. Copy was housed in the original box, which is included. The bottom of the box has been reinforced in several places, and corners, with archival tape, the box top includes only the front panel. Item includes a make-shift box top which has the original box panel attached at the front. Includes the brilliantly colored Kandinsky and Andre Masson lithographs of the Heavenly Bodies, each with tissue guard, other color heliogravures, and black and white photographs, along with various texts including , A Phoenix Park Nocturne, by James Joyce..

      [Bookseller: Legacy Books II]
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        Moisie River [and] Moisie River: Portages, Lakes, Heights of Land

      Boston: Privately Printed by Geo. H. Ellis Co 1938; 1939 Boston: Privately Printed by Geo. H. Ellis Co, [1938; 1939?]. First Edition, edition of 30 copies, both volumes numbered in ink "Eleven". 2 vols., 8vo. The first volume illustrated with 28 photographs on 14 plates, and 5 hand-colored plates after old prints and a photograph, with folding map tipped in on rear pastedown; the second contains a hand colored plate, a hand-colored photograph, and six illustrations in black and white, after old prints. Both volumes in the original dark blue grained leatherette, title gilt on upper cover. Fine copies (second work with slight irregularity in color at head of upper cover). Bookplate. First title not in Wetzel; Bruns: "Not seen"; SECOND TITLE UNRECORDED . In his Foreword to the first volume, the author states: "These sketches were written for the members of the Moisie Salmon Club. The sole purpose was to give information to them of the waters and conditions of the Moisie River and its branches above the places customarily fished by them...". The Moisie is one of a network of navigable rivers running about 110 miles northward from the St. Lawrence, in eastern Quebec; old and well worn portage paths testify to the antiquity of the route along which, for hundreds of years, Indians have hunted and fished. For salmon and sea trout, it is one of the richest areas known. It is not suprising that the Moisie Salmon Club was founded to reap the benefits of this bounty; what is surprising is that so much care, attention, and expense has been lavished on a book limited to only 30 copies. The text consists primarily of the author's descriptions of areas north of the more usual fishing sites, based on his explorations as a sportsman, with guides. In addition to five colored plates, which tend to establish the romantic mood of the region, there are 28 superb reproductions of sepia photographs, printed on special photographic-type paper to convey both the look and the actual feel of the originals. The book's 78 pages conclude with an Index, and inside the back cover is mounted a folding map of the area described. The second volume (gilt titled on upper cover Moisie River 2) is unrecorded in sporting literature and known to us in only one other copy. It consists of 20 pages of text, plus 10 of prelims including a Forword emphasizing the crucial nature of the Labrador portages in providing - albeit with difficulty - access to the area's lakes. "...(W)e have had to do with many...portages and we must give them due consideration, for in our pursuit of aport and adventure portages hold a place of primary importance." The book's chapters include: Portage vs. Airplane, Trip to Lake Nipisso, Trip to Lake Ashouanipi, Lake Kaopasho, Skatchewan, Lakes, Flies (piscatorial), and Nets. There is the intriguing suggestion that Mr. Palmer intended to write more: his final lines in this companion volume read, "The author craves reprieve until his unfinished story can be completed. Hasta maOana". EXTRAORDINARILY RARE AND DESIRABLE

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        Royal Air Force Pilot's Flying Log Book

      July 1938 - November 1940. Approx. 150 pages. Square 8vo. Titled blue cloth over boards. Ruled pages as per contemporary log type. Various official stamps to internals. Manuscript in holograph.  The keeper of this precision crafted log remains excruciatingly hidden in his 150 page memoir of war. The reader should not expect to find him anywhere but in the hard tack data and details he so fastidiously records. He was a young man at a tremendous moment. One of many who became known as " the few ". His log breaks history down to numbers and aircraft types and operational duties. The machinery of the Battle of Britain squeezed into columns. He remains anonymous to us - like the wizard behind the curtain. What we know of Sgt. Stedman begins in January 1938 with his first training flights in Tiger Moths. Precisely detailed in wonderful hand, he records months of continued training with specific detail given to Exercise and Duty Results. Quite notable is the progression of planes mastered - Tiger Moth's , DH 82's and on to the Anson. Examination and confirmation stamps with sigs. in holograph summarize his passage over the months. Training at an end , Sgt. Stedman receives Certificate of Qualification As First day and Night Pilot on Anson landplanes " in November 1938 ( to front free endsheet ) His orders attach him to 217 Squadron at Tangmere.  & There on the document proceeds to detail operations of an Anson pilot from the Phony War to Dunkirk to the Battle of Britain. As 217 Squadron was a reconnaissance bomber squadron, entries specifying Channel " convoy patrols " and " photo recon ' are prevalent. Further notations of dive-bombing, anti-sub patrols and night searches are scattered. As the Battle of Britain concludes, so does Sgt. Stedman. His last entry is of" Patrol SA 12 ". 16 November 1940. Log closes with stamped and signed confirmation of Monthly ( log ) Summary ( November )by F/L OC 6 December 1940. But the story closes happily with the one personal insight we have of Sgt. Stedman. Evidenced by the cover letter from the R.A.F. Record Office returning his log to him - date 27 April 1960 - ( laid-on to front free endsheet ) - we know he survived the war. Beyond that, he's the clear window glass through which we can glimpse a momentous time.& Covers mildly worn, benign cloth rippling mid- spine at gutter due to previous inadequate hinge repair, Author's name in ink to front cover. A handsome and exceedingly rare Battle of Britain Pilot's log.Featured Misc.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Summer Moonshine

      Herbert Jenkins, London. 1938 First Edition. DW. Red bds., black lettering. Wrapper sl. chipped at corners, sl. creased with small portion missing from spine end. This is a lovely copy in bright wrapper. Images available. VG+/VG+

      [Bookseller: Addyman Books]
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        A Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present. Published Under the Auspices of the American Insitute for Iranian Art and Archaeology

      London: Oxford University Press., 1938. 6 volumes, folio. pp. xxviii, 1 - 895, (i); xi, 897 - 1807, (i); xi, 1809 - 2817, (i); xiv; xii; xii. Illustrated with 1,483 plates (including 1179a), many colour, printed recto only and several double-page, numerous vignettes and plates to illustrate the text and large colour folding map tipped-in at rear of vol. 3.Original publisher's blue cloth, titles gilt to spines.. Pope's monumental history of Persian art with both a scholarly text and an unmatched corpus of illustrations. The first text volume is devoted to the pre-Islamic art of the prehistoric, Achaemenid, Parthian & Sasanian periods. The second & third volumes cover Islamic art, with architecture, ceramics, calligraphy in volume two and the arts of the book, textiles, carpets, metalwork, minor arts & music in volume three. The first three volumes have a total of over 2800 pages with illustrations in text, some plates in colour but most black and white. I. (Pre-Islamic) Text: Pre- Achaemenid, Achaemenid, Partian and Sasnian Periods II. (Islamic) Text: Architecture, the Ceramic Arts, Calligraphy and Epigraphy III. (Islamic) Text: The Art of the Book, Textiles, Carpets, Metalwork, Minor Arts IV-VI, Plates 1-1482

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        A Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present. Published under the Auspices of the American Institute for Iranian Art and Archeology. Volumes 1 through 6, the complete Pope and Ackerman set published 1938-1939

      London/NY: Oxford University Press, 1938-1939. *The price of this item HAS BEEN temporarily reduced until Sunday, July 19. Order now for BEST SAVINGS! (sale item) first editions of Volumes 1 through 6, the complete Pope and Ackerman set (an index volume by Theodore Besterman was added in 1958, and a continuation by other hands was begun in 1964 but none of these volumes are present); I. (Pre-Islamic) Text: Pre-Achaemenid, Achaemenid, Partian and Sasnian Periods; II. (Islamic) Text: Architecture, the Ceramic Arts, Calligraphy and Epigraphy; III. (Islamic) Text: The Art of the Book, Textiles, Carpets, Metalwork, Minor Arts; IV-VI, Plates 1-1482; folio (leaves 37.5 cm. tall), first three volumes have a total of over 2800 pages with illustrations in text, some plates in color but most black and white; blue original cloth lightened at spines, some volumes have light tip or corner bumps, some rubbed at extremities, one has a scratch mark, another a few ink spots at spine, other minor binding defects, som. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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        Flower and Fruit prints of the early 18th and 19th Centuries- Their History, Makers and Uses, with a Catalogue Raisonne of the Works in Which They Are Found

      Washington D.C. Published by the author. 1938. Bound in full varnished beveled buckram boards with elaborate gilt tooled morrocco label to front cover and spine. t.e.g. Folio. This book designed and printed by the deeptone process at The Lakeside Press, in a limited edition of 2500 copies, of which 750 copies contain the special color plate listing subscribers names. This copy inscribed, signed and dated by the author in ink to the front free endsheet. Brilliantly illustrated with full page colour plates and further by full page monochrome plates and vignettes en texte. This copy one of only 750 which bears the special folding colour plate listing subscribers names at rear. Short vertical fold along a portion of fore-edge of special plate, else a Fine bright pristine copy of this exceptionally rare limited and inscribed edition. Encased by a Fine original publishers slipcase.Featured Misc.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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        La Nausée. Roman

      Paris: Gallimard,, 1938. Octavo. Original white wrappers printed in red and black. In a green quarter morocco solander case. Small, vertical repaired crack on the spine, wrappers lightly toned, margins of contents tanned. A superb copy. First edition, first impression, trade issue.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1938-39. Spines just a little lighter than sides, quite handsome and fine. The Hampstead Edition limited to 1050 copies Signed by John Masefield and Maurice Buxton Forman, this copy no. 13 Eight volumes. Illustrated with photogravures printed by Emery Walker. Bound by the Atelier Bindery in half dark blue crushed morocco with blue cloth sides and marbled endpapers, t.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and panel ornaments Edited with Notes and Appendices by H. Buxton Forman. Revised with Additions by Maurice Buxton Forman. Introduction by Masefield.

      [Bookseller: First Folio]
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        The Official History of the Australian Army Medical Services in the War of 1914 - 1918 - Three Volume Set (Volume 1 - Gallipoli, Palestine and New Guinea, Volume II - The Western Front, Volume III - Problems and Services)

      Canberra, ACT, Australia: Australian War Memorial General wear to boards. Previous owners name to endpapers in all volumes. Volume I = Second edition, 1938 - 873 pages with 228 b/w illustrations, maps and graphs. Volume II = Published 1940 - 1010 pages with 212 b/w illustrations, maps and graphs. Volume III = Published 1943 - 1103 pages with 85 b/w illustrations, graphs and maps. Heavy set (over 4kg) please ask for postage quote. . Hard Cover. Good+/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Terra Australis Books]
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        The secret doctrine : the synthesis of science, religion and philosophy / by H. P. Blavatsky [complete in 6 volumes]

      Adyar, Madras, India : Theosophical Publishing House, 1938. Adyar Edition. Physical description: 6v. (344, 480, 452, 371, 576, 501p.), frontis. (port.) ; 25cm. Contents: v.1. Cosmogenesis, part 1. --v.2. Cosmogenesis, parts 2 & 3.. --v.3. Anthropogenesis, part 1. --v.4. Anthropogenesis, parts 2 & 3. --v.5. [no subtitle] --v.6. index and glossary. Subjects: Theosophy -- Wisdom -- Religion -- Science -- Philosophy -- Spiritualism. Very good copies in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Gilt-stamped motif and signature to front panels. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Previous owner's bookplate to the front pastedown of each volume. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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      London: Cassell, 1938 The true first edition, first issue of the author's uncommon second book; one of an estimated 3,500 copies only. Bound in the original red & black mottled cloth, top edge stained black, with the original black end-papers in excellent condition. The very rare dustwrapper on this particular example omits British pricing & instead carries the words 'Colonial Edition' at the foot of the front flap. Perinn A2a. references William Dunn regarding 2 states of the dustwrapper; the apparent first, spine priced at 6 shillings net, & the second state omitting the spine price but with "Colonial Edition" printed on the lower front flap. However, Perinn might not have actually ever seen a copy of the Colonial edition & Bill Dunn had seen only the one copy, & deduced that the priced dustwrapper preceded the un-priced, which in fact is probably incorrect. The export market for British publishers like Collins & Cassell [which excluded the US] was sufficiently important that colonial edition dustwrappers often preceded, domestic dustwrapper printing & in this instance this may very well be the case. Either way, both dustwrappers are uncommon to say the least & extremely rare in condition. An excellent bright, fine copy, the rare dustwrapper with one small chip at the top of the front panel. The True First Edition, preceding the American edition by eight years because it was denied US publication. Missing from most Rand collections.. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Mein Kampf. 1. Band: Eine Abrechnung. 2. Bd.: Die nationalsozialistische Bewegung

      Mchn., Zentralvlg. d. NSDAP 1938.. 352.-354. Aufl. 2 Bde. in 1 geb. 8°. XXVI, 3 Bll., 781 (1) S., 5 Bll. (Vlgs.-anzeigen). Mit 1 Tit.-Portr. OLn. Mit eh. Signatur des Verf. am Vortit. Inliegend: Ms. Brief v. Ministerialdirektor Meerwald 'Dienstgebäude Reichskanzlei', Berchtsgaden vom 25. Nov. 1938, der die Unterschrift d. Verf. bestätigt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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      Cassell, 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Dustjacket. No dust jacket. First edition on red and black 'marbled' board with gilt lettering on the spine in good condition. The pages are clean and the binding firm. There is minor cracking to the hinge on page 46 and a the back cover and there is minor sunning to the spine. The Flyleaf has been clipped at the top and contains the former owners inscription. The end papers are slightly foxed. There is minor wear to the cover in the form of corner bumping and slight crushing at the top and bottom of the spine. 147 pages. Published in the UK 8 years before publication in the US

      [Bookseller: The World of Rare Books]
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        Brighton Rock An Entertainment.

      New York: Viking Press, 1938. First edition. Fine/near fine. Original cloth in pictorial dustwrapper. Slightest edgewear to jacket, but bright and not played with. Housed in a 1/2 blue morocco clamshell box. This, the first edition, preceded the English edition by one month. Considered by many to be Greene's best mystery, a "Cornerstone" for collector's of the genre. Two films have been made based on this book, Greene himself participated in the first one which was released in 1947. Very scarce in this condition.

      [Bookseller: Kevin F. Kelly, bookseller]
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        Death from a Top Hat

      New York: G.P. Putnam and Son, 1938. Blue cloth with black titles in pictorial dust jacket. Haycroft-Queen Cornerstone mystery and a legendary rarity especially in dust jacket. Short tears and wear at the edges o/w a fine copy. . 1st. Cloth. VG+/VG+. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions]
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      New York: Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc.,, 1938. Octavo. Original purple cloth, silver paste-on decorated in blue across spine and both boards, top edge dyed green. With the dust jacket. A few minor scuffs and small marks to cloth, endpapers tanned, contents faintly toned, top edge faded. An excellent copy in the rubbed jacket with some creases and closed tears, small chips from the ends of the spine, and a large chip from the lower panel affecting text. First US edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the front blank. Originally published in the UK in the same year.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        OUT OF AFRICA.

      Random House. New York. U. S. A. 1938 - FIRST U. S EDITION. 8vo. (8.4 x 5.8 inches). A clean and bright copy in a fine leather binding of recent full dark blue morocco. Spine with five raised bands, the compartments ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Red title label, gilt. Single gilt ruled border on boards. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. A lovely copy of this famous work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster-ABA.]
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        The Synthesis of Two-Terminal Switching Circuits

      New York: American Telephone and Telegraph Company. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of Claude Shannon's influential paper on computer logic and switching circuits. In his landmark Masters thesis of 1938, Shannon established Boolean algebra as the mathematical language to describe the behavior of switching circuits; in this follow-up paper Shannon proposes methods for synthesizing switching circuits according to their function to achieve the minimum number of switches for a given task. The theorems and methods he introduced have found modern applications in the design of computer logic circuits and chips. IN: The Bell System Technical Journal, vol XXVIII, January 1949, no. 1, pp. 59-98. New York: American Telephone and Telegraph Company, 1949. Octavo, original blue wrappers. The entire issue offered. Very slight lean, some fading to spine, otherwise fine.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins

      New York: Vanguard Press,, 1938. Tall octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in grey morocco, titles to spine blocked in white, pictorial onlay to front board copied from the original with the titles blocked in white, twin rule to turn-ins in white foil, red endpapers with the original pictorial endpapers bound in, gilt edges. Illustrated throughout by the author. Owner's name stamped to original front free endpapers and title page, couple of leaves lightly creased, some expert restoration to original endpapers, an excellent copy in a fine binding. First edition, later printing with the hats on the endpapers going from small to large. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the bottom of the verso of the original front free endpaper "With best wishes to Jack Macpherson Dr. Seuss.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Three Guineas

      London: Hogarth Press, 1938. This is a Very Good Copy of this Book in Publisher's yellow cloth with gilt title lettering to spine,in a Good Dust-Jacket with small loss of approx 8mm to the head of spine and 6-7mm loss to the base of spine with one further small chip of 5mm to top left corner of the rear cover of d/j.There is somepotting present to the rear panel and edges of the inner flaps of the d/j.There is a touch of sunning to the spine of the wonderful Vanessa Bell designed dust-jacket.Not Price Clipped and the book has no previous ownership markings present.Significantly though the book has tipped onto the Title Page a clipped signature of Virginia Woolf.The book itself has a firm binding with No hinge weakness and there is NO leaning or rolling to spine.There is some offsetting and slight spotting to the endpapers however the contents internally remain in excellent order with crisp and unmarked page edges.A superb copy for the collector with a genuine and scarce tipped in signatrure of Virginia Woolf present.The dust-jacket comes well protected in a removable cover sleeve,8vo 329pp First UK Edition 1st Impression.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 6 ¾" - 9¾" Tall.

      [Bookseller: Richard Thornton Books]
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        Three Guineas (First UK Edition)

      London: Hogarth Press, 1938. First Edition. First Edition. An especially sharp copy, Fine and unread in a bright, fresh, very nearly Fine dust jacket. Jacket has a couple of tiny nicks at the crown, and just a hint of foxing at the front and rear panels, but with none of the toning and general wear normally found. A superb example.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1938, 1938 First edition, early printing (lacking "A" to copyright page). Presentation copy from the estate of Bolivian mining heiress Countess du Boisrouvray. Signed and inscribed by Hemingway on the front endpaper: 'To Cricri with Love Ernest'. Original orange publisher's cloth. Near fine with a few leaves lightly creased, Brentano's Paris small sticker to rear pastedown, light spotting to edges and endpapers in an unclipped jacket with some chipping to the spine, a short tear on the lower spine panel. Signed copies of this title are very scarce.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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      Indianapolis:: Bobbs-Merrill. (1938). First edition. Published in England under the title, "Camera Obscura." The first book by Vladimir Nabokov to be printed in the United States. A variant binding in orange cloth, stamped in black; one of four variant bindings. Very good to near fine with covers bright and no markings but several leaves roughly opened at rear; in very good, unsophisticated dust jacket with no repair, but showing some wear to spine ends and corners, a few small scrapes, and one tiny hole in front panel.

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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        LA NAUSÉE [Nausea]. Presentation Copy

      Paris: Gallimard, 1938 " L a n a u s é e . . . c ' e s t m o i . " Sartre, Jean-Paul. LA NAUSÉE [Nausea]. Paris: Gallimard, [1938]. 8vo., original publishers wrappers, 223pp. First Edition Advance Review Copy with "S.P." on the lower front cover. A near fine splendid example especially for a "Service de Presse" copy. Sartre's much sought after First Book. His Presentation Copy, inscribed in dark blue fountain pen on the second blank page; "A Monsieurs Rivière / en homage de l'auteur / JP Sartre". An exceptional copy of this cornerstone work of existentialism. Connolly, The Modern Movement, #84. With, Sartre, Jean-Paul. NAUSEA. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1962. hardbound. 8vo., 238pp. A near fine copy in dustwrapper designed by Patricia Davey. First Edition Thus translated by Lloyd Alexander, originally published in 1949 under the title "The Diary of Antoine Roquentin". Custom TBCL collector's clamshell case with compartments for both books in fine condition. "Nobody is better qualified than the commercial traveller over there to sell Swan toothpaste. Nobody is better qualified than that interesting young man to fumble about under his neighbour's skirts. And I am among them and if they look at me they must think that nobody is better qualified than I to do what I do. But I know. I don't look very important but I know that I exist and that they exist. And if I knew the art of convincing people, I should go and sit down next to that handsome white-haired gentleman and I should explain to him what existence is. The thought of the look which would come on to his face if I did makes me burst out laughing." The rationality & solidity of this world, Roquentin thinks, is a veneer. "Nausea (orig. French La Nausée) is an epistolary novel by the existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, published in 1938 and written while he was teaching at the lycée of Le Havre. This is Sartre's first novel and one of his best-known. The novel concerns a dejected historian in a town similar to Le Havre, who becomes convinced that inanimate objects and situations encroach on his ability to define himself, on his intellectual and spiritual freedom, evoking in the protagonist a sense of nausea. It is widely considered one of the canonical works of existentialism. Sartre was awarded (but declined) the Nobel Prize for literature in 1964. They recognized him "for his work which, rich in ideas and filled with the spirit of freedom and the quest for truth, has exerted a far-reaching influence on our age." He was one of the few people ever to have declined the award, referring to it as merely a function of a bourgeois institution. In her La Force de l'âge (The Prime of Life - 1960), French writer Simone de Beauvoir claims that La Nausée grants consciousness a remarkable independence and gives reality the full weight of its sense. It has been translated into English at least twice; by Lloyd Alexander as "The Diary of Antoine Roquentin" (John Lehmann, 1949) and by Robert Baldick as "Nausea" (Penguin Books, 1965)". - Wikipedia. Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        VERVE. An artistic and Literary Quarterly. Volume one, Numbers three and four. October -December 1938, & January - March 1939

      Verve. Paris.,1938/9. FOLIO. (14.1 x 10.4 inches). Two issues bound in one hard back volume. Fully illustrated throughout with drawings, paintings and photographs, these 2 numbers contain original full lithographs by Chagall, Miro, Rattner, Klee, Matisse & Derain. The two issues have been bound into one hardbound volume and the binding has been beautifully hand painted, in acrylic and oils, with an abstract design, including the volume title, to both the boards and the spine by noted Neo-Expressionist American painter Gaylen Hansen. Some rubbing to the edges and one split in the front board (without loss) but generally in very good condition.Included with the volume is a fine hardback copy of the fully illustrated book issued in 2007 to accompany the retrospective exhibition "Gaylen Hansen: Three decades of Paintings" at the Seattle Art Museum (October 2007 - January 2008) and Salt Lake City Art Center (February - April 2008). :.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        7 MUST DIE

      New York: Appleton-century, 1938 A superb fine bright copy in like pictorial dustwrapper, neatly price-clipped, of this very uncommon hardboiled nautical & Hawiian murder mystery. Bellah was a war hero in both world wars & he is linked to John Ford who filmed his Novels including: Fort Apache, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon & Rio Grande. Bellah also wrote the screenplays: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance & Sergeant Rutledge. An excellent copy in swagger condition.. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        VERVE An Artistic and Literary Quarterly. Volume 1, Numbers 3-4

      Paris: Verve, 1938-1939. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. brick cloth lettered in silver spotted and slightly worn. Very good./No Dust Jacket. Original cover designs by Pierre Bonnard and George Rouault. No. 3 includes color lithographs by Chagall, Miro and Klee, and a host of color lithographs of The Indian Pantheon (six in all). No. 4 contains three color lithographs by Matisse (La Danse is double-paged) and Andre Derain, plus Tacuinum Sanitatus, Fourtheen Century Book of Health (seven pages of color lithographs). Interior contents and original covers clean, very fresh and housed in cloth binding. Text in English.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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      Paris: E. Teriade. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1938- 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Color Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 132, 140 pages; Small folio in pink cloth with silver "Verve" . Cover with water stains to spine area exterior only. Contents clean and untouched , generally in NF codition. All lithos present. Matisse, Henri; Chagll, Marc; Miro, Joan; Rattner; Klee, Paull . Binding solid, hinges firm. .

      [Bookseller: poor mans books]
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        Le Poids du Ciel / The Weight of the Sky

      Paris: Librairie Gallimard, 1938. Vertical creasing down the spine (from the weight of the paper); close to near fine in illustrated wrappers. Lovely book, rare in this edition.. Deluxe Edition. Of 6687 total copies, this is one of 5 hors commerce lettered copies (of 25 total) printed on Vergé de Hollande paper (also noted on the rear cover), with deckled edges and leaves of various sizes which extend significantly beyond the front and rear wrappers (as differentiated from the trade edition). Astrophotographer Marcel de Kerolyr contributes 32 tipped-in photographic images of faint and dark nebulae: ethereal, mysterious, conceptual.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        Trending into Maine

      First Edition by Little Brown & Co., Boston: 1938. Fine in 1/4 white buckram and blue cloth covered boards with a gilt on black leather label on the spine. A small quarto measuring 9 1/2" by 6 1/2" with printed end sheets. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a good slip case with moderate soiling and tape repairs to one end. A signed limited edition which is signed by the author and the illustrator, N. C. Wyeth, on the first free end paper. This copy is identified as number 81 out of 1,075 copies produced and sold. This is the extremely scarce limited edition which contains the extra set of 13 plates which appear within the text of the book. All 13 plates are present and encased in the original envelope.

      [Bookseller: Town's End Books]
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        Trending into Maine [Ltd., Signed N. C. WYeth in glassine and slipcase]

      Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1938. First edition. Limited to 1075 Numbered and Signed Copies (#837), Signed by both Roberts and Wyeth. Original light blue slipcase with printed label, original glassine dust wrapper. Color illustrated endpapers and 15 gorgeous color plates by N. C. Wyeth. This copy lacks extra suite of plates. Very fine copy in fine slipcase. Glassine wrapper is toned, but fine also.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Trending into Maine

      Boston: Little, Brown, 1938. Octavo. 394pp. First edition. One of 1,075 copies signed by Roberts and Wyeth and accompanied by an extra set of the fourteen full-color plates. A fine copy in buckram-backed blue cloth, with leather spine label and plain dust wrapper, which shows a chip and a tear to lower edges. Housed in original slipcase, which is lightly toned and shows slight wear along top edge.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Gone With the Wind

      Very good hardcover, no dust jacket, later printing, SIGNED by Margaret Mitchell on FEP in bold black ink. Some wear to edges of gray cloth boards, fraying at corners of spine, faint stain on front cover. Some browning inside front cover, a few smudges or stains on FEP but don't affect signature. Hinge separated at title page, starting to split inside front cover but all pages still attached. Latest printing on copyright page states "October 1938 (twice)" with I believe 42 previous printings. Otherwise book is solid, no other marks or tears, no loose pages, good solid copy with scarce signature. Certificate of Authenticity comes with book; we are attempting to confirm this company's bona fides but if buyer believes signature is not real we will refund purchase price. Extra charges apply if insurance and special delivery requested.

      [Bookseller: Bienville Books]
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        THE LOST BRITISH POLICY: Britain and Spain Since 1700

      London:: United Editorial,. 1938. First edition. The first book by Tuchman, written under her maiden name, Wertheim. A study of 200 years of Britain's policy of keeping Spain independent of foreign control which, Tuchman maintains in this book, was thrown aside by Chamberlain in the 1930's. Introduction by Philip Guedalla. Paperback in printed wraps with an illustration of the Siege of Gibraltar, 1781, as endpapers. Minor cracking to spine, and minor foxing and soiling but still very good and scarce to rare. In a specially made blue cloth clam-shell box with leather label.

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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        High Street

      London, Country Life, Printed at the Curwen Press 1938, 1938. First Edition, First Impression. 8vo. Original lithographic boards printed in brown, blue and black. 24 full page colour lithographs by Ravilious. Neat ink inscription to flyleaf, some minor chipping to head of spine, rubbed to extremities of backstrip, otherwise a most presentable example of one of the most famous illustrated books of the twentieth century. Ravilious was both Captain in the Royal Marines and an official war artist when he was killed in action, aged 39, during a air-sea rescue in Iceland, September 1942.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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      New York: Stackpole Sons, 1938. First edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. First printing in first issue jacket. A beautiful Near Fine copy of Fante's first book. Book is Near Fine with a bit of spotting to the top of the page block, a bump to the top front corner and a slight damp-stain to the lower corner (affecting both book and jacket). The Near Fine dust jacket is clipped at the top and bottom of the front flap, there are a few small chips and tears at the spine ends and minor loss to the top front corner. Despite the minor defects, both the book and jacket present beautifully and are bright and fresh. Fante has become a highly collectible author who some see as the big brother of the Beats. Bukowski called him his "literary Godfather" and many consider him to be the quintessential L.A. novelist. Filmed in 1989 under the same name starring Joe Mantegna and Faye Dunaway. Additional photos available upon request. Near Fine in Near Fine. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        España en el Corazón. Himno a las glorias del pueblo en la guerra (1936 - 1937)

      Ercilla 1938 - Santiago, Ercilla, 1938. Segunda edición de 2900 ejemplares. Medio cuero con puntas, bella encuadernación. Con todas sus fotografías y fotomontajes (16) de Pedro Olmos. 43 páginas. No conserva cubierta original. Aparece en el Fotolibro Latinoamericano. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libros del Ayer]
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        JOSEPH IN EGYPT. Two volume set. Each volume signed by Thomas Mann (1875-1955)

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1938. Two volume set, lacking the original publisher's slipcase. Hardcover bindings, with minor to moderate sunning to spine, with the beginning of fraying to spine extremities, and other very minor imperfections; protected in custom stiff archival mylar. Stated "Third printing, March 1938." Both volumes are autographed in ink on a blank white endpaper "Thomas Mann" with no further inscription or previous owner's information. German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist and 1929 Nobel Prize laureate.. Signed. First edition, Third printing. Hardcover. Very good- condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA)]
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        The Gothic Quest

      London: The Fortune Press,, [1938]. A History of the Gothic Novel. Octavo. Original black and red patterned cloth, titles to spine in grey. With the dust jacket. Portrait frontispiece and illustrated plates. Bookseller's ticket. Spine rolled and the titles a little dulled, rear hinge cracking. A very good copy in the price-clipped and rubbed jacket with a faded spine panel and minor chips to corners. First edition, first impression, one of 950 numbered copies. The Gothic Quest was the first instalment of Summers's two part study of the Gothic Novel, which was followed by "A Gothic Bibliography" (1940). Rev. Montague Summers was an eccentric cleric whose career as an Anglican priest was curtailed by accusations of Satanism and pederasty, though this did not stop him being afterwards accepted and tonsured by the Catholic Church. He is best known for his 1928 English translation of the medieval witch hunter's manual, Malleus Maleficarum, accompanied by several occult studies to which he lent his complete credulity. Summers also devoted much of his energies to the recanonisation of unpopular literature, such as Restoration drama and, as here, the Gothic Novel. His scholarship was guided by enthusiastic idiosyncrasy, though backed up by immense learnedness, and The Gothic Quest goes so far as to extend its remit into questioning how far Gothicism itself might be adopted as an ethical standpoint in life. Scarce in the jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Rebecca ( SIGNED )

      Gollancz 1938 - A first printing of the first UK edition published by Gollancz in 1938.The BOOK is in VERY GOOD ++ condition with clean black boards with gilt lettering to the front board and spine. Some bumping to spine tips. The book is tightly bound with no rolling or spine lean.The book is free of any names or inscriptions. There is some foxing to the text block ( due to the quality of paper used ) which has encroached onto some of the page edges.The book has been SIGNED by the AUTHOR, via a correct issue Rex Whistler designed Book Society Plate ( This was issued to members of the Book Society upon the books publication ).The WRAPPER is also in VERY GOOD ++ condition. There is light chipping to the spine tips, and browning to the spine, but less so than normally encountered . There is mild edge- wear with nicks and some mild rubbing to the folds as expected.There is some paper reinforcement to the spine and folds on the verso which does not show through to the front .The wrapper is correctly priced at 8s.6d net to the spine and looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival cover. Du Maurier's iconic novel, a Cornish classic, and the basis of Alfred Hitchcock's classic feature film of 1940 starring Laurence Oliver, Joan Fontaine and George Sanders. ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ashtonrarebooks]
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      London: Victor Gollancz Limited,, 1938. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt. With the dust jacket. Bookplate. Very lightly rubbed at extremities, small bump to upper board, contents tanned. An excellent copy in the rubbed and partially tanned jacket with some small chips and closed tears and browned spine panel. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Leica IIIA Rangefinder Camera

      Wetzlar: Ernst Leitz, 1938. Other. Very good . Leica rangefinder camera, with lens and lens cap. This beautiful vintage camera with the serial number 278201 was one of 19,850 made in 1938. The model IIIA began to be produced in 1935, was suspended during the War, then resumed until 1948. In design it was identical to the III, which had introduced slower shutter speeds, lugs for carrying the camera, and an increased rangefinder magnification to 1.5 x. The main addition to the IIIA was the shutter speed of 1/000th. The lens on this camera--which is collapsible and has a bayonet mount--is the Summar 50 mm, 1:2. It was manufactured between 1933 and 1940 and has the serial number is 422174. A lens cap is present. The camera is in very good condition, except for the black leather which is split and partially separated from the body. Also some of the leather around one lug is missing. The shutter works on all speeds. Overall, it is an impressive camera and would be a lovely nice addition to any collection of these remarkable cameras. Also included is the booklet of instructions which has been reprinted by Hove Camera.

      [Bookseller: The Typographeum Bookshop]
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        Brighton Rock

      Heinemann, 1938. 1st edition. Hardcover. Finely bound in dark-brown morocco, gilt spine lettering and rules, marbled endpapers and gilt wash top. The pages are a tiny bit tanned but not as browned as is often found, and there are some repairs to the edges of a few leaves towards the end and a very occasional fox mark. With a signed card from the author laid in. In sum, a very handsome example of Greene's famous novel. Greene tells us the book started out as a 'simple detective novel' and then evolved into a 'discussion of the distinction between good and evil', particularly as seen in the main character, Pinkie. Memorably filmed in 1947 with Richard Attenborough as Pinkie, and filmed again for release in 2011.

      [Bookseller: Shellhouse Books]
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        [The Space Trilogy, comprising:]

      John Lane, The Bodley Head, London, , 1938–43–45. Out of the Silent Planet; Perelandra; That Hideous Strength. 3 volumes, octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full dark blue morocco, titles to spine gilt, twin rule to turn-ins, burgundy coated endpapers, all edges gilt. Housed in a dark blue cloth slipcase. Very light foxing to the prelims of Out of the Silent Planet otherwise all volumes are very clean. A fine copy. All First Editions, First Impressions, of Lewis's Space Trilogy, Cosmic Trilogy or Ransom Trilogy, the three books having a number of interesting parallels with Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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