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        While England Slept

      New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1938. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Very good. This is the precursor to Churchill's great war speeches. Collector worthy jacketed copies of the first U.S. edition, first printing are now quite scarce. Here is one. 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 near-fine plus first edition, first printing in a very good plus, first printing dust jacket. The blue cloth binding is square, clean, and tight with perfect silver lettering and red banners and no soiling or blemishes. Wear is trivial, confined to tiny bumps at the lower corners and upper rear hinge. The contents are clean and tight. No spotting. The red-stained top edge remains bright and clean, with uniform, unfaded color. Age-toning, which is common to the untrimmed fore edges, is modest. A single previous owner name is ink stamped on the front pastedown. 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. In addition to being notably clean and bright, the jacket is highly complete, with minor chipping to a maximum .125 inch depth at the spine ends and bottom edge, with wrinkling to the lower .5 inch of the front face. This is a premium copy, increasingly scarce in such condition. 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

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Biggles Flies South

      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 upper panel, brown ink dyed top edge. 8vo 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 pp. Colour frontispiece, six black and white illustrations and a map by Howard Leigh and Jack Nicolle. Apart from light age tanning to end papers in superb and unique Fine condition, the pale cream cloth free from any marks or discoloration, square and tight. Supplied in colour copy dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Typed letter signed.

      N. p., 27. X. 1938. - Large 4to. 1¼ pp. To comrade Gérard on his family affairs, and André Breton: "[.] I received your letters concerning the question of Siéva [.] In Jeanne's deposition the assertion is found that Léon Sédov was Trotsky's natural son. It is not correct from a legal standpoint. My marriage to Natalia was legalized according to the Soviet laws. I took my wife's civil name and my name is Léon Sédov on the documents with which I went abroad [.] Zinaida was my daughter from the first marriage. She legally married Professor Volkov, whose name she was bearing. Siéva bears his father's name, which is Volkov [.] I am Siéva's sole blood relative abroad. If I could travel freely to take Siéva there would not be any legal question at all. In a letter that Jeanne sent to me shortly after Léon's death, she insisted that I decide Siéva's fate as soon as possible [.] She did not deny for a instant my right to decide [.] I have long been waiting for an answer from [French publisher] Grasset about my new book [.] Maybe he was shaken by the great international events? A few words about Breton. I don't believe that as a party we can require of him to make his literary review one of the bloc. He represents the surrealistic school. We do not carry the weight for him in the domain of the art that prevails for him over everything; he has, of course, the absolute right of self-determination. It is not a matter for us to mix artistic tendencies but to group them as they are for a common struggle against the totalitarian attacks toward art. Any attempt on our part to subordinate the artistic tendency as such for a political interest could only discredit us in the eyes of true artists. It is true that I have the advice to have an 'eclectic' attitude on artistic matters to the Partisan Review. But Partisan Review is not the review of an artistic school. It is a Marxist review when it comes to literature, art, etc. [.]" (transl. from the French original). - In very good to fine condition, with intersecting folds (horizontal mailing fold touching the bottom of a couple letters of signature), a few spots, and first stroke of signature a shade light.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Anthem

      Cassell and Company, Limited, 1938. Hardcover. Good/No Dustjacket. 1938. 147 pages. No dust jacket. Mottled red cloth cover. Published in Britain a few years before being published in the USA. Clean but slightly yellowed pages with no markings or annotations.Tanned end papers.Former owner's inscription on the flyleaf. Moderate wear and scuffing to the boards, mainly on the spine, edges and corners. The front board is very slightly slack. Darkening of the spine.

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        Arms and the Covenant

      London: George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd., 1938. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Near fine. This is the precursor to Churchill's great war speeches, a premium example of the British first edition, only printing, in the pale blue first state dust jacket. 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 turned, 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 the U.S. edition 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). Only 5,000 copies of this first and only British impression were printed, of which only 3,381 were sold with this first state dust jacket. Here is a near-fine copy in a near-fine dust jacket. The dust jacket is entirely complete - absolutely no losses and unclipped, with the original front flap price intact. Moreover, the dust jacket shows almost no wrinkling or wear and does not suffer any of the spotting to which this edition proved prone. The sole jacket flaw of note is some toning, particularly to the spine. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. The volume beneath is likewise near-fine. The blue cloth binding is square, clean, and tight, retaining perfect unfaded color, bright spine gilt, and flawed only by two tiny corner bumps. The contents remain notably crisp with absolutely no spotting or previous ownership marks. Typical transfer browning to the half title corresponds with the dust jacket flap and confirms what the excellent binding already tells us - that this copy has always been jacketed. Though unspotted, the fore and bottom edges are age-toned. The blue-stained top edge retains uniform, if slightly dulled, color. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A107.1, Woods/ICS A44(a), Langworth p.191

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Artists in Crime

      London, Geoffrey Bles. 1938, 1938. First edition text in second state cloth (black lettering), effectively First cheap Edition. 8vo. Fine in publisher's bright red cloth. 310pp. Internally fresh and clean. Clad in either a cheap edition or colonial variation of the dustwrapper bearing a Reginald Saunders publishing label applied to the spine. Wrapper chipped to extremities with some loss to head and tail of spine, with an additional small triangle of loss to the lower edge of the back panel. Wrapper nevertheless clean and fresh. Dame Ngaio Marsh is best known for her 32 detective novels published between 1934 and 1982, all featuring Inspector Alleyn. Along with Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham and Dorothy L. Sayers, she was classed as one of the four original 'Queens of Crime' - female British crime writers who dominated the crime fiction genre of the 1930s and 1940s. Of the four, her work shows the greatest depth of characterisation, and often carries a vein of humour.

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        Oeuvre plastique. Peintures et dessins. Architexture *

      A. Morancé, Paris (1938). - Cartable à attache 28 x 24, couverture illustrée, fissure aux charnières. 40 planches volantes, dont 4 tirées en lithographie couleur. Hormis le défaut signalé, bon état de cet ensemble remarquable, contenant un volume broché avec introduction de Jean Badovici et la liste des 40 planches, en sus de 8 reproductions de dessins.Prix en hommage à l'ami Nicolas Verdan, avec qui je partage le 22 en chiffre fétiche et dont je salue l'excellent livre paru sur le Corbu ! [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Spanish Earth

      Cleveland: J. B. Savage Co., 1938. First Edition, First Printing, limited to 1,000 copies (this one is not numbered). Second state with plain end papers and disclaimer on the rear paste down. In Good+ condition. Exterior shows edge wear and soiling, with some light scuffing. Ding to top edge of boards. Former owner name written small on front paste down. Clean text, sound binding. One of only 1,000 copies.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        Trout

      Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, 1938 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")

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        Out of Africa

      New York: Random House, 1938. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Very good. Isak Dinesen was the pen name for Danish author Karen von Blixen-Finecke (1885-1962). Two of her books were made into movies that won Academy Awards – Out of Africa (Best Picture in 1986) and Babette's Feast (Best Foreign Language Film in 1987). Here is the first U.S. edition, first printing of Out of Africa, near-fine in a very good dust jacket. The binding is clean and bright with square corners and bright spine gilt. The contents are clean and tight with no spotting and just one previous owner name in pencil on the ffep. There is a bit of age toning to the untrimmed fore edges. The unclipped dust jacket still retains the original $2.75 price and has a particularly clean and complete front face. The rear face is slightly toned with mild soiling and staining and a 1 x .25 inch loss chip at the top edge. The spine is slightly toned with light wear at the spine ends and a .75 inch closed tear at the lower rear hinge. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Great Contemporaries

      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1938. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Very good. This is Churchill's much praised collection of insightful essays about 25 leading personalities of the day - including the likes of Lawrence, Shaw, and, most famously, Hitler. About Hitler, Churchill wrote: "We cannot tell whether Hitler will be the man who will once again let loose upon the world another war in which civilization will irretrievably succumb, or whether he will go down in history as the man who restored honour and peace of mind to the great Germanic nation and brought it back serene, helpful and strong, to the forefront of the European family circle." The book was written with what has been called "penetrating evaluation, humor, and understanding." Churchill also reveals key glimpses into his own character and perspective. This first revised edition, published quickly after the first edition, added four new essays (Fisher, Parnell, Baden-Powell, and Roosevelt). As is the case with the first edition, the dust jacket is extremely rare. Offered here is a near-fine copy in a very good minus dust jacket. The blue cloth binding is clean and square with sharp corners. The contents are likewise clean and tight with no spotting and no inscriptions. Differential toning to the endpapers confirms that this copy has always been jacketed. This edition's attractive dust jacket bears a photograph of Churchill on a large blue panel. The dust jacket is unclipped and has good spine presentation, with only small losses to the spine ends. Nonetheless, the jacket shows wear. There are closed tears and some attendant wrinkling to a depth of 1.25 inches, two chips at the upper edge of the rear face of.25 x .75 and 1.25 x .5 inches, and a one inch circular hole at the lower right corner of the front face above the price. Despite these flaws this is a respectable example of an extremely scarce dust jacket. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A105.3.a, Woods/ICS A43(b.1), Langworth p.182

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        LES MAGES HELLENISES. ZOROASTRE. Ostanès et Hystaspe d'après la tradition grecque.

      Paris, Société d'Editions «Les Belles-Lettres » 1938 - Tome I (Introduction). & Tome II. (Les Textes). En 1 volume. Paris, Société d'Editions «Les Belles-Lettres ». 1938. In-8° de 297p. & 409p. Pleine toile bordeau à la bradel, pièce de titre or. Ex. Libris ; Gardner A. Sage Library, Theological Seminary. Excellent exemplaire, intérieur frais. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Four Typed Letters Signed.

      September 26, November 7, November 25, December 12, 1938 - Addressed to Fred J. Feldkamp, Editor of "For Men" magazine. Each letter on Grey's 8-/12 x 11" letterhead with return address of Mariposa Street Altadena, CA, with one typed envelope addressed to Feldkamp at the Broadway offices of "For Men"and boldy signed in Grey's purple ink. First letter sunned 1/2 of sheet, all folded to fit envelope, else very good, housed in custom-made cloth case. The letters concern Grey writing for the magazine about which Grey says, "I must say that I like it.it does not make its appel through phornography. I would very much to write for you." He adds, "I think some my short stuff would fit very well, and I believe I will try you with a fishing story first.Right after New Year's I am going to Australia and expect to have a great fishing expedition in the Indian Ocean. These waters.have never been fished. In fact, I hope to break some of my own records.". A nice group. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Three Guineas

      London: The Hogarth Press,, 1938. Octavo. Original yellow cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Cloth just a little dulled, spine faintly toned, corner of lower board bumped, endpapers tanned. An excellent copy in the very lightly rubbed jacket with some nicks at the corners and minor marks to the lower panel. First edition, first impression of Woolf's important feminist treatise. "Where the 'woman question' in the nineteenth century was concerned largely with issues of the vote and education, Virginia Woolf became the leading spokeswoman for the dominant issue of the twentieth century: professional advance" (ODNB).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt. With a special introduction and explanatory notes by President Roosevelt

      New York: Random House. 1938. First. First edition. Compiled by Samuel I. Rosenman. First five volumes (as published, eight additional volumes were added later). Original full gray calf. One of 500 unnumbered copies. Bookplate in each volume, corners and edges of the spines a little rubbed, a very good set, lacking the original cardboard slipcase. This copy Inscribed by Franklin D. Roosevelt to Samuel Falk, and below F.D.R.'s inscription, it has also been Inscribed to Falk by the compiler, Rosenman. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH

      Fine. A 5" x 7" black-and-white formal portrait by Harold Stein of the Nobel Prize-winning author seated and looking directly at the camera. Tipped to an 8" x 10" mat and SIGNED by the author on the mat below the photograph and dated 18 May 1938.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA ]
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        SPRIG AND TURFY

      (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, ABAA ]
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        The Twenty-Third Psalm

      Haddon Heights, NJ: Washburn, William Lewis , 1938. (10)ff. One of 49 copies. Printed in black with green decorative borders and rules. Gilt titled on front cover. Fine, in a stab-bound parchment binding with ribbon ties. (Welsh 989; MBC II.1.7; Bradbury p.318). (2 1/8 by 1 7/8; 54x47mm).

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        You Play the Black and the Red Comes Up

      New York: McBride. 1938. First. First edition. Minute bumps to the crown and foot else fine in a lovely, about fine example of the scarce dustwrapper with a few rubbed spots and slight loss at the spinal extremities (affecting a couple of letters). A lost classic of hardboiled fiction; when it came out it was compared to The Postman Always Rings Twice and They Shoot Horses, Don't They? An Oklahoma man comes home and finds his wife and child gone, perhaps to California, and he sets out after them. The only mystery novel written by Eric Knight, an excellent and very versatile writer (he also wrote Lassie, Come Home) who died in a plane crash during WWII. An uncommon book, and genuinely rare in jacket. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        To the Lighthouse

      London: J.M. Dent. (1938). First. Uncorrected proof of the first Everyman's Library edition. Printed wrappers. A good only copy with the rear wrap lacking, front wrap holding on tenuously, and some erosion to the spine. Still a rarity of one of the author's most influential novels, a richly textured examination of gender and family, told through stream-of-consciousness narratives. Proofs of the early Everyman's Library books are exceptionally scarce. Connolly 100. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        To Beg I am Ashamed (First UK Edition)

      London: Routledge, 1938. First Edition. First Edition. Near Fine lacking dust jacket. Slightest vertical crease to spine, else a superb copy, tight and clean. A fictitious "autobiography" of a London prostitute, written by Greene and Matthews under a pseudonym to avoid political scandal. The book was withdrawn from the market by the publisher after warnings were issued by various moralistic institutions in England, and the first edition remains very scarce. The extent of Greene's involvement in the authorship has never been fully ascertained.

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        An American in Paris

      [New York?]: Privately printed. [circa 1938]. First. Facsimile of the handwritten score. Folio. Full leather, ruled with a Greek key design, and lettered in gilt. Blue silk endpapers, all edges gilt. Fine. Laid in is a Typed Letter Signed dated 12 April 1938, from Abraham Ellis to Gershwin's mother, Rose (who was the unmarried composer's heir). Ellis announces in the letter that he has just purchased the Manhattan Opera House (which became the Manhattan Center), and that with Rose's permission, he would like to rename the rebuilt auditorium the Gershwin Room. This was apparently a private photographic reproduction of the score that was produced for family and friends, before the manuscript was eventually donated to the Library of Congress. Gershwin's mother's copy, with the letter dated less than a year after the composer's untimely death. A classic of 20th Century composition, and inspiration for the Vincente Minnelli film, scripted by Alan Jay Lerner around Gershwin's music and starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, and Oscar Levant. .

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        Trending Into Maine

      Boston: Little, Brown. 1938. First. First edition, the "Arundel Edition," illustrated by N.C. Wyeth, one of 1075 numbered copies Signed by Roberts and Wyeth. Fine in original unprinted parchment dustjacket with a few small chips, in the publisher's slipcase (very lightly soiled and cracked), and including the additional suite of plates. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        You Play the Black and the Red Comes Up

      New York: McBride. 1938. First. First edition. Fine, lacking the dustwrapper. A lost classic of hardboiled fiction; when it came out it was compared to The Postman Always Rings Twice and They Shoot Horses, Don't They? An Oklahoma man comes home and finds his wife and child gone, perhaps to California, and he sets out after them. The only mystery novel written by Eric Knight, an excellent and very versatile writer (he also wrote Lassie, Come Home) who died in a plane crash during WWII. .

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        Oeuvres poétiques, Sonnets de L'Olive.

      Paris, Berque & Gonin 1938 - Pointes sèches originales de Jean Berque, 20 en pleine page et seize in-texte. Édition tirée à 200 exemplaires. Celui-ci N°39, un des 100 premiers sur vélin antique, signature de Berque et Gonin sur la justification. Paris, Berque & Gonin - 1938 - 123 pages. Exemplaire enrichi du calque ayant servi au doreur pour le décor des plats. Superbe reliure plein maroquin bleu signée L.R. Houades. Dos lisse avec large titre doré. Les 2 plats sont illustrés d'un fin décor floral à papillons, cigale et escargot dorés. Tête dorée sur témoins, non rogné. Retour de maroquin sur les chasses avec filet doré. Couverture et dos conservés. Triple feuillet d'habillage. Chemise à rabats demi maroquin à bandes avec titre au dos et étui cartonné à liseré assortis. Pas de rousseur. Très bon état. Format in-4°(33x25). Edition illustrée [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Falk Simons silversamling.

      - Norstedts 1938. 4:o. 332,(4) s. Illustrationer i texten samt 238 planscher. Skinnband med inre denteller. Rygg och pärmar med dekor av förgyllda linjer. Helt guldsnitt. Omslag medbundna. (Nordiska bokhandelns bokbinderi, Sthlm). Rygg något nött. Tryckt i 950 numrerade exemplar.[#4505]

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        Trout

      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") [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LE CORBUSIER: Oeuvre Plastique, Peintures et Dessins Architecture.

      Paris: Albert Morance, 1938. 2 volumes. Folio (279 x 228 mm). Original illustrated portfolio with ties containing two volumes: Études & Planches. Complete with 40 full-page numbered and titled plates, including 5 pochoir-painted plates and 4 original color lithographs. Only minimal edgewear, overall a very well preserved copy. More pictures available.. Attratctive, complete first (and only) edition of this sought after first monograph on the architect Le Corbusier's painting and graphic work - a beautiful portfolio with ties containing two volumes: the first with illustrated text and four full-page lithographic plates; the second volume with 40 full-page numbered and titled plates, including 5 pochoir-painted plates and 4 original color lithographs, all by Le Corbusier; 11 x 9 in. Included are architectural studies for the Pavilion des Temps Nouveaux at the 1937 Paris Exposition., 1938. Provenance: Keld Helmer-Petersen

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        200,000 feet on Foula

      Faber and Faber, London. 1938 - 8vo. Pp, xii, 334. Frontis and 32 illustrations, as called for. Original cloth, lettered and ruled blue and gilt on spine. Edges foxed. The unclipped d/w is lightly rubbed along its edges and rather soiled, particularly the back panel. Undoubtedly in collectible condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        THE RUPERT STORY BOOK

      London, Sampson Low Marston & Co Ltd., undated (1938).. FIRST EDITION (1938), small 4to, 255 x 190 mm, 10 x 8 inches, spine 40 mm (1½") thick, frontispiece in full colour, illustrated throughout in green, blue, red, brown and black and white, text printed in several colours, pages not numbered but collated and guaranteed complete, original publisher's pictorial glazed boards showing Rupert and elephant on swings with badger and rabbits on upper cover, fruit store on lower cover, pictorial endpapers. Tiny bump to both top corners, slightest wear to head and tail of spine, two minute grazes to background of colour frontispiece plus two small grazes to inner blank margin, page edges slightly darkened, otherwise an almost Fine copy in very bright binding, looks unread. The stories are: Rupert's Holiday; A Christmas Pudding for Rupert; Rupert and the Old Miser, Rupert's Christmastide; Rupert and the Fairy Child; Rupert and the Mince Pies and Rupert and the Wise Goat's Party. The later reprints have red cloth spines, see The New Rupert Index by Lofts and Adley, revised by John Beck, page 97. Though this book turns up occasionally it is usually in poor condition due to the fragility of the spine. This is an exceptionally crisp tight bright copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Out of Africa

      New York: Random House, 1938. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Very good. Isak Dinesen was the pen name for Danish author Karen von Blixen-Finecke (1885-1962). Two of her books were made into movies that won Academy Awards – Out of Africa (Best Picture in 1986) and Babette's Feast (Best Foreign Language Film in 1987). Here is the first U.S. edition, first printing of Out of Africa, near-fine in a very good dust jacket. The binding is clean and bright with square corners and bright spine gilt. The contents are clean and tight with no spotting and just one previous owner name in pencil on the ffep. There is a bit of age toning to the untrimmed fore edges. The unclipped dust jacket still retains the original $2.75 price and has a particularly clean and complete front face. The rear face is slightly toned with mild soiling and staining and a 1 x .25 inch loss chip at the top edge. The spine is slightly toned with light wear at the spine ends and a .75 inch closed tear at the lower rear hinge. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Submarine The Autobiography of Simon Lake

      APPLETON-CENTURY CO, NY & LONDON 1938 - Signed by Simon Lake with an inscription. Dj is creased at spine, tear at top edge, lightly rubbed cover, closed tears, rubbed, and chipped. Book has general shelf wear, small bump at bottom edge, and two bookplates. Inscription states, "To Charles B Driscoll, Who calls himself the probable descendant from a pirate and has "Doublooms" and other writings made "Pirate Lou" a fascinating study. Now why not give an analysis if the cruelty of the Capt. Kiddo & Morgan in comparison with some of the wisdom Pirates which would show that if you are a descendant of a Pirate, he weas probably a kind hearted gentleman and prayed on only a fur of the ??? white modern Pirates prey upon and destroy millions of both the rich & poor. Simon Lake 9/11/38 with pleasant Recollections. DATE PUBLISHED: 1938 EDITION: 303 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        SUMMER MOONSHINE

      London: Herbert Jenkins Ltd., 1938. 312 pages plus 8 pages of advertisements. states first edition 1938 on the inprint page.Original dust jacket very good, professional repair using Japanese tissue to several missing pieces, front panel bright with no fading, 2s.6d.to the spine now attractively presented in a clear removable archival sleeve. Original orange cloth a little dull and rubbed to edges, spine has some fading, text block firm, otherwise clean. Contents clean and tight, fore-edges a little soiled, no marks, no foxing. A very good first edition copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo (12 x 18cm).

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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        San ban o'dong-pháp (La chasse en indochine)

      [Saigon]: Imprimerie de l'Union. 1938. "First edtion, 8vo, pp. xxvi, 412, [2]; preliminaries in French and Vietnamese, the rest of the text in Vietnamese; original printed wrappers bound in, 1 folding map, several maps in text, numerous black and white illustrations, mostly from photographs; small ink smudge on half-title page, p. 207 has small tear entering text (no loss), some leaves lightly foxed, else very good in ca. 1968-74 native Vietnamese green calf, raised bands, black leather labels with gilt lettering on spine. & & Describes hunting regulations and technique, as well as a chapters on guns, hunting secrets, ammunition, hunting dogs, birds, habitats of big game, equipment used, etc. & & Not found in OCLC."

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        Catalogue of Old Paintings

      Amsterdam - Frederik Muller and Co, 1938 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A fascinating catalogue of the 'very valuable and important' library formed by the late Mensing, former art auctioneer, which wassoldin auction byFrederik Muller &Co. of the Mensing Sale in 1938. 'Collection of the late M. -Ant. W. Mensing of Amsterdam. Catalogue of old paintings. The public auction will be held in Amsterdam in the great hall of the house sales Frederik Muller & Co. 'Mensingwas a partner of Frederik Muller & Co, and was responsible forexpandingthe companywith art auctions. These became a great success, and resulted in the first international market for works of art, applied art, and historic scientific instruments in the Netherlands. The Catalogue featuresover forty beautiful tissue-guarded platesofMensing's extensive artcollection. Includes work by Rembrandt (Portrait de Maarten Looten), Matinus Van Roemerswael (Qui s'engage paye) and Jan Steen (Antoine et Cleopatre). In French. Condition: Bound in original paper wraps. Externally, rubbed and bumped with some slight loss. Internally, firmly bound, very bright and clean with plates containingprotective tissue guards. Overall Condition: VERY GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Rebecca

      New York: Doubleday, Doran, and Company, 1938 First American edition, published one month following the British edition. Special issue, with leaf signed by du Maurier bound in by publisher. Publisher's burgundy cloth, with silver pictorial onlay decorated in metallic blue; in the original pictorial dust jacket illustrated by Rubin, with the front cover illustration depicting Mr. & Mrs. de Winters walking towards Manderley. A fine copy, with a hint of wear to the spine ends, else clean and bright; unclipped dust jacket, with some very light wear to the extremities, fresh panels. Overall, a bright and excellent copy. Rebecca is a suspenseful novel that opens with the iconic line, "Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again," which immediately establishes the dream-like, haunting quality of both the novel and its main setting. The plot is narrated by the second Mrs. de Winters, the new wife of wealthy widower Maxim de Winters, who used to live at his country estate Manderley with his first wife, Rebecca. Throughout the novel, the narrator is tormented by Rebecca's former nursemaid, the sinister Mrs. Danvers, who glorifies her former mistress and attempts to break up the newlywed de Winters. However, as the dust jacket explains, "To suggest the story in brief compass is impossible. The reader must experience the atmosphere of impending disaster, the exquisite love story with its emotion heightened by drama, the surprises, the superb moment of melodrama." Rebecca, du Maurier's most famous novel, was adapted into the notable 1940 film by Alfred Hitchcock, whose signature style also hinged on a suspenseful development that outshone the plot itself. A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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        Trending into Maine

      First Edition 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. Our code number = TB03742

      [Bookseller: Town's End Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        CANTATA DE LOS HÉROES Y A LA FRATERNIDAD DE LOS PUEBLOS. ¡Honor y Gloria a los Héroes!

      s.i. 1938 - Size: 22x32.5. Cubierta, 17 hojas numeradas, 2 hojas. Tirada en hojas sueltas en mimeógrafo. En la última hoja: "Esta Cantata de los Héroes y la Fraternidad de los Pueblos fué interpretada por La Guerrilla del Teatro del Ejército del Centro en el homenaje - despedida a las Brigadas Internacionales ofrecido por la Alianza de Intelectuales Antifascistas el domingo 20 de nooviembre en el teatro Auditorium de Madrid'. La penúltima hoja trae el reparto de la obra, con música de Jesús G. Leoz, dirección plástica de Santiago Ontañón, y María Teresa León representando el papel de España. Esta parece ser la más rara de todas las obras de Alberti. Según las bibliografías (Becco, Anthropos 38, Biblioteca de Andalucía), fue publicado en Buenos Aires en 1938 "en una tirada de 100 ejemplares en mimeógrafo con un dibujo y firma del autor". Hubo otra edición madrileña del mismo año del cual se encuentran ejemplares en la BNE y en Tudanca, pero de esta no encontramos ejemplares en ninguna colección pública, aunque se subastó un ejemplar en Madrid en 2001; este ejem. tenía una hoja más que la nuestra - un colofón con el dibujo y la firma del autor. Alguna huella de óxido por todas las hojas, y más frecuentes(?) en la cubierta. Por lo demás, buen ejemplar de esta obra inencontrable. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Carmen Alonso Libros]
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        Sprig and Turfy

      Mount Vernon, NY: The Golden Eagle Press, [1938]. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Hard Cover. Number VI of 108 copies. Signed and numbered by the artist. Includes fifteen plates. Thirteen are original watercolors by the noted artist, Kurt Roesch, twelve of which are hand-colored. The frontispiece and a second hors-text plate are lithographs. This is an overlooked livre d';artiste, published six years before the press printed Orpheus, a book recognized in The Artist and the Book 1860-1960. This work is the whimsical and mysterious story of a boy, Sprig, and his horse Turfy, and their nighttime adventure and transformation. In the colophon, Roesch writes: "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 watercolor over a key plate in black, printed by S.A. Jacobs, The Golden Eagle Press, Mount Vernon, N.Y.". Bound in tan buckram with a gilt device on the front board, cloth ties, in a tri-fold chemise in a slipcase, both also covered in tan buckram. Book in near fine condition. Slipcase and chemise are very good with light wear. Unpaginated. PRI/081111.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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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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        Auslandsdeutsche Volksforschung - Vierteljahreschrift - 1938 Band 2.

      Stuttgart, Ferdinand Enke Verlag 1938 - Zustand gut. Leichte Gebrauchsspuren. Frakturschrift. 584 S. Deutsch 1300g

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Libellus]
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