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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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        [The Space or Cosmic Trilogy] Out of the Silent Planet; Perelandra; That Hideous Strength

      London: John Lane the Bodley Head, 1938. Three volumes complete - Volume One - 'Out of the Silent Planet', 1938, ix, [3], 264pp, [4]; Volume Two - 'Perelandra', 1943, 256pp and Volume Three - 'That Hideous Strength', 1945, 475pp, [1]. Rebound in full goatskin by Temple Bookbinders, smooth backs, with vellum title / author label and date label and sunburst design spreading across the three volumes, upper covers with single fillet gilt border, a.e.g. with marbled endpapers. Externally fine, occasional light foxing internally, but generally quite bright and clean. Now housed in a velvet lined slipcase. Hooper 5, 13 and 16 respectively; Bleiler page 180; That Hideous Strength is in Locke's Spectrum II:144. First Edition. Full Goatskin. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        The Praise and Happinesse of the countrie-Life

      Newtown, Montgomeryshire: Gregynog Press, 1938 Written originally in Spanish by Don Antonio De Guevara & Put into English by H Vaughn, Silurist. In a fine binding by Paul C Delrue - Full fine polished Harmatan leather binding, sewing on 4 Irish lining tapes, endpapers sewn on silk thread, blind decoration on the boards with title hand lettered in 8 pt along the spine, long title, silk sewn headbands rounding and backing, leather label. The original sheets had never been take from their delivery box prior to Delrue's binding. Printed by James Wardrop of the Gregynog press in an edition limited to 400 copies. This copy is un-numbered. (xv), 37 pp, reprinted from the edition of 1651, with an introduction by Henry Thomas, and wood engravings by Reynolds Stone. Magnificent to say the least!

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        American Photographs

      New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1938. First edition. Hardcover. Limited to 5000 copies. Lacking the errata slip. A powerful selection of Evans photographs, many of which were derived from his work for the FSA. This monograph was published for the first one man photography show at MOMA and it remains one of the most important and influential photobooks ever. A clean and tight very near fine copy with a bright paper spine label in a very good dust jacket that has a three inch tear to the top of the somewhat darkened spine, some small chips to the spine ends and corners and a few other small edge tears. Still, a very presentable copy of this classic. (Parr & Badger v1, 114-115, Roth 98-99)

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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      Routledge 1938 - First edition. Original green cloth with gilt lettering to the spine in printed dustwrapper using the customary Routledge design in green. A fine copy in a very near fine dustwrapper, with just very slight tanning to the spine. The author's unjustly overlooked novel. Uncommon in dustwrapper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        Originalzeichnung "Wo der Rabe seinen Platz in unsrer Gesellschaft finden wird?" Monogrammiert.

      0 - (Ca. 31x22cm). Gerahmt. Fritz Weigle Bernstein, geboren 1938 in Göppingen, war erster deutscher Professor für Karikatur und Bildgeschichte an der Hochschule der Künste in Berlin, Redaktor der Zeitschrift "Pardon", Mitbegründer der Neuen Frankfurter Schule. Seine Illustrationen erschienen regelmässig im "Der Rabe" des Haffmans Verlages. Aus der Bibliothek von Gerd Haffmans.

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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        Black Dynamite: the Story of the Negro in the Prize Ring from 1782 to 1938

      New York 1938. Binding: Hardback. Complete in five 5 volumes. Published over the period 1938 to 1947. Orange cloth-covered boards, black decoration and titles. Illustrated from photographs, engravings etc. Published as part of 'The Ring Athletic Library'. Volume 1 was published without the title to the spine. Small octavo in size (just over 7.5 inches high). Nat Fleischer was Editor of 'The Ring', from which publication all the photographs are taken. Condition: Five very smart volumes; just a little bumping to the corners of some volumes, and differential fading, or other spotting, to the spines. Tidy name of previous owner to front paste down. Overall Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Duck Cottage Books]
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      Abilene: The Abilene Daily Chronicle, 1938. - Quarto. Edited and published by C.W. Wheeler, printed in the Abilene Chronicle 1896, reprinted in the Abilene Daily Chronicle 1938, with added material from the papers of J. B. Edwards. Pictorial wrappers. 16 pp., foreward, illustrated. plates, portraits, triple column. Six Guns 662 says "Rare." "The author relates some events of early Abilene and writes of Wild Bill Hickok and Jack McCall. He lived in Abilene from its founding and knew its history first-hand. The last letter I received from him was at the time he autographed a copy of this book for me. He was 102 years old then and died shortly afterward." Near fine copy of a scarce item. HERD 746. SIX GUNS 662. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Marlborough: His Life and Times, full set of jacketed six U.S. first editions in the publisher's slipcase

      Winston Churchill's monumental biography of his great ancestor, John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough, took years of research. The final volume was published on the eve of the Second World War. Churchill expert Richard Langworth says "To understand the Churchill of the Second World War, the majestic blending of his commanding English with historical precedent, one has to read Marlborough." The British first edition was issued in four volumes. The U.S. publisher chose to split the first two volumes into two books each, resulting in a six volume set that is otherwise identical in content to the British. Upon publication of the sixth and final volume in 1938, the publisher sold the full, uniform jacketed set boxed in a dark green publisher's slipcase for $16.50. Today such slipcased sets are quite rare indeed. Here is one - a full set of jacketed U.S. first edition, first printings in the original publisher's slipcase. The slipcase has done its job, and all six books within are pristine. The green cloth bindings are immaculate, square, and tight. The contents of all six volumes are pristine - crisp, clean, bright, and tight. No spotting. No inscriptions. Even the text block edges are unusually clean. All six are first edition, first printings, with the Scribner's "A" on the copyright page. The dust jackets are bright and clean with only light wear to extremities, including some scuffing to the spines. The only loss of note is minor chipping at the head of the Volume I spine to a depth of 1/8 inch. All six jackets are neatly price-clipped. The green publisher's slipcase is significantly edge worn and split along two of the back seams. Nonetheless, it is complete and notable for its scarcity in any condition. Bibliographic reference: A97.4(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A49(ba), Langworth p.169.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        The Unvanquished

      Random House 1938 - A very good first printing in a very good dust jacket, with original price of $2.50 still on front flap and some staining in front gutter from publisher's glue. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        MEI LI

      - HANDFORTH,THOMAS. MEI LI. NY: Doubleday Doran 1938 (1938). Folio (9 1/4 x 12 1/4"), orange cloth, some cover soil, VG+ in dust wrapper (VG dw, not price clipped, no medal, sl. frayed at spine ends,a few small closed tears). Stated 1st ed. WINNER OF THE SECOND CALDECOTT AWARD! A Chinese tale written by Handforth and magnificently illustrated in b&w by on every page. THIS COPY IS SIGNED BY HANDFORTH. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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      Société Du Livre d' Art, Paris 1938 - L' Ombre des Jours précédé du discours de madame Colette a l'Academie Royale de Belgique en Honneur de la Comtesse Anna de Noailles .- 167 pp.- Avec des gravures au burin de J.- L. Laboureur .- En feuilles , avec chemise , étui .- Edition limité à 110 exemplaires , cleui - ci exemplaire nº 10 , exemplaire nominatif reservé à Monsieur Jean Robert de Beauchamp .- Très bon état . Exemplaire non coupé . Very fine , uncut copy.- [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: MAGNASCO]
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      N.P.: Photographer unknown, n.d. [ca 1938]. - Large black & white image is approximately 14" x 18," matted size is 18" x 24," and the framed and matted size is 24" x 34." The picture is of sixteen cowboys, two on horse-back, that are doing various chores of cutting and branding calves. The mountains in the background make one think this photograph was taken in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, or Montana. The frame is unique with all sides featuring famous cattle brands. Fine and interesting photograph, matted and framed and ready for presentation.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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      Editorial Guillermo Kraft Ltda. 1938 - Buenos Aires: Editorial Guillermo Kraft Ltda., 1938. (29 x 24 cm.) En 2 vols. 651 pp. t.1; 729 pp. t.2. Encuadernación en tapa dura. En general, obra en muy buen estado de conservación [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LA CASA DEL LIBRO VIEJO]
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        Signed Official Boy Scouts of America Letter

      1938. An attractive letter signed by Beard as the "Chairman of National Court of Honor" in 1938 attesting that one of the boys who attended his camp that year had earned and was entitled to wear the ranks of Tenderfoot and Second Class Scout. Letter is in very nice shape. Small paper clip rust stain on letter and envelope. Beard built his camp on the site of his hunting lodge, which was erected in 1883. He operated the camp from the early 1920s until 1939. Camp activities and awards were based on those in Beard's Handbook for the Sons of Daniel Boone, however campers could also earn Scouting rank and merit badges as the campers also formed Pike County, Pennsylvania BSA Troop #1.. Unbound. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Read'Em Again Books]
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        Brighton Rock

      New York: The Viking Press. VG : in very good condition with dust jacket and protective cover. Wrapper with upper panel detached, wear to edges and spine ends chipped. Light browning to eps. June 1938. First Edition. Red/black hardback cloth cover stamped in silver with top edge black. 210mm x 140mm (8" x 6"). 358pp. This American edition published in June 1938, preceded the first English edition by a month. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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      New York: Scribner 1938. New York: Scribner, 1938.. Red cloth, stamped in black and gilt. First edition. Trace of bookplate on front pastedown, otherwise a very good copy, in a now just good example of the dust jacket, compromised by an old style plastic jacket protector which interacted chemically with the horizontal metallic-finish bands resulting in an erratic green discoloration, along with a few small adhesion patches to the rear panel. HANNEMAN 16a.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        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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        Trending Into Maine

      Boston.: Little, Brown & Company.. First Arundel Edition. Number 94 of 1075.. Hardcover in blue/green cloth with ivory cloth spine and leather spine title label stamped in gilt. Wyeth illustrated endpapers.. Lacking parchment wrapper and slipcase. Also lacking envelope containing separate set of plates from book. Boards clean. Lightly faded. Text & illustrations bright in solid binding.. Large 8vo.. 1938. Signed by both Kenneth Roberts & N. C. Wyeth. Fourteen color plates by Wyeth plus three pen & ink drawings on title page, contents page & illustrations page.

      [Bookseller: Robert Erwin, Bookseller]
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        Studio per pannello.

      Disegno, matita su carta, 30x28 cm. Studio per pannello. Per realizzare questo disegno, Depero utilizzò una pagina del libro ?I dopolavoro aziendali in Italia? del 1938; si tratta della pagina ?Messina: Sicilia e fascismo costituiscono una perfetta identità?. Si vende in cornice.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Adige]
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        News of Spain [Spanish Civil War]: Assorted Weekly Newsletters from 1938 to 1939

      New York: Spanish Information Bureau, 1938. Each issue in this lot is an ex-library copy with a "WITHDRAWN" stamp and catalog numbers on the front cover in the upper corners. Staples removed in some issues. Fold marks. Mostly in Good to Very Good condition, but a few grade Fair to Good because of tears, creases or page separation. Thirty-four issues ranging from June 1, 1938 to February 23, 1939. Each issue is eight pages (six for one issue) and measures 8.5 by 11.5 inches. Each newsletter is placed in its own archival sleeve and the lot is collected in a three-ring binder. A scarce collection of weekly newsletters reporting on events of the Spanish Civil War. Numerous articles about Loyalists and Rebels, illustrated with photographs, figures, and cartoon drawings. Quoting Joseph B. Code of Catholic University in his 1938 pamphlet, The Spanish War and Lying Propaganda, the publisher of the newsletter, Spanish Information Bureau in New York, is "the propaganda office in New York City of the Spanish Embassy. Its director is the well-known radical, William P. Mangold. The principal function of this organization is to edit, print and distribute "News of Spain," a clip sheet issued fortnightly, printed on a good grade of paper, well-edited and filled with the usual Spanish Leftist propaganda distortions. Originally issued as "background" or "explanatory" material for newspaper editors, it is now sent to thousands of influential Americans.". Soft Cover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Whiting Books]
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        New Poems by W.B. Yeats. Limited Edition. Cuala Press

      Dublin The Cuala Press/Elizabeth Corbet Yeats 1938. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket and in clear protective wraps. Paper title label to spine browned Limited Edition [of 450] Quarter cloth spines on blue papered boards 220mm x 170mm (9" x 7"). 48pp. Poems include: Lapis Lazuli; The Curse of Cromwell; Roger Casement and The Old Stone Cross.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        Brighton Rock

      New York The Viking Press June 1938. VG : in very good condition with dust jacket and protective cover. Wrapper with upper panel detached, wear to edges and spine ends chipped. Light browning to eps First Edition Red/black hardback cloth cover stamped in silver with top edge black 210mm x 140mm (8" x 6"). 358pp. This American edition published in June 1938, preceded the first English edition by a month.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        Blue and White Summer '38

      Los Angeles: Los Angeles High School. 1938. Bradbury's high school yearbook, Volume 83 of the Blue and White, issued semi-annually, this volume published by the graduating class of Summer 1938. Bradbury's senior picture is accompanied by the write up: "Ray Douglas Bradbury/Likes to write stories/Admired as a Thespian/Headed for literary distinction." Bradbury is also pictured as a member of the Drama Club, the Poetry Club, and the Glee Club, and perhaps in two other, unconfirmed, group sightings. This copy of the yearbook belonged to an underclassman, and there are the usual inscriptions from classmates. Boards are splayed; about a near fine copy in a very good, edgeworn dust jacket with the owner's name on the front panel. This is the first time we have seen this yearbook with a dust jacket, and until now did not even know that jackets had been issued. Uncommon thus. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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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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        The Long Valley

      New York, Viking Press, 1938. First Edition. Bound in publisher's original quarter tan and rust cloth with the spine stamped in rust. Internally clean and bright. The dust jacket has minor wear to the extremities and the spine is sunned. Hard Cover. Book condition: Fine condition / Fine condition dust jacket

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        A History of English Furniture Finely bound in leather by Asprey

      London: Lawrence & Bullen, Ltd, 1938. Hardcover. Fine. 4 folio volumes: The Age of Oak, The Age of Walnut, The Age of Mahogany, and The Age of Satinwood. With plates in color after Shirley Slocombe, and numerous illustrations selected and arranged by the author. Bound in half green morocco by Asprey, spines in six compartments with raised bands, gilt rules and titles, green cloth sides, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. A superb, gift-quality set of the standard reference on English furniture. A sumptuous gift for the discriminating collector on your list, or for yourself. The binding matches our copy of Ralph Edwards' 'Shorter Dictionary of English Furniture' (our number 18577).

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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      London: Secker & Warburg, 1938 First edition. First binding. 8vo, pp. 373. Gilt stamped blue cloth. Blue topstain. McAlmon's important modernist memoir of expatriate Paris. Reminiscences of the seminal Contact Press & Paris Literary Life of the 1920's. Certainly his scarcest book rarely seen in dustwrapper. A superior copy, fine in the dustwrapper which shows a little light use [one small chip at the bottom of the front panel]. In a custom collector's clamshell case. lovely. Cyril Connolly once wrote: "It' is not just the famous books which are hard to find. Several million books of 1938, 1939 and 1940 perished in the Blitz.hence the rarity of Beckett's "Murphy", MacNeice's "Yeats" and McAlmon's "Being Geniuses Together".". 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Tobacco; Its History Illustrated By The Books, Manuscripts And Engravings in the Library of George Arents, Jr. Volumes II-V plus ten supplemental volumes in wrappers.

      New York, Rosenbach Co., 1938-52. . Bound in red cloth with gilt stamped leather spine labels. Quarto. Fine condition. Hardcover. Book condition: Fine

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        The Lad and the Lion - 1st Edition

      Tarzana, CA: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1938. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. A bright First Edition/First Printing, blue cloth with red tettering on the front cover and spine in Near Fine condition with light wear to extremities and prior owner's stamp to front free end paper in Very Good+, laminated dust-jacket with little edgewear and limited chipping. Zeuschner 235 ; The story of the Lad who might have been king, parallels that of his uncle and cousin who in succession become king; and though the life of the Lad was one of cruelty, dangers, and privations, there are few but who would choose to have been the Lad rather than the kin who wore the crown .

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        The Long Valley

      First Edition. Bound in publisher's original quarter tan and rust cloth with the spine stamped in rust. Internally clean and bright. The dust jacket has minor wear to the extremities and the spine is sunned. Hard Cover. Book condition: Fine condition / Fine condition dust jacket

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        Cecil Beaton's New York (Signed 1st Edition)

      Philadelphia & New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1938. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Good plus/Fair. Bright yellow cloth over boards, title stamped in black onto spine and top board, 8vo (8-3/4 x 5-7/8 inches [22.2 x 14.9 cm]), all edges trimmed, top edge stained purple, pp. viii, 261. With 117 B&W photographs and two additional photographic collages, one consisting of 13 photos and one consisting of 29 photos, 60 line drawings (inc. one set of 8 illustrations drawn in the outer margins of 2 pages), one line of sheet music and a color illustrated frontispiece. "First Published October 1938" on copyright page. Volume with stains and fading to cloth and top-edge stain, 3/4" closed tear bottom corner of p. 101, contents near fine. DJ toned at edges, small chips to corners, edges and spine ends, one 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" piece detached, but still present. DJ spine is sunned, worn and cracked at foot of spine/panel folds, rear panel detached at spine. Front and back panels bright and colorful with $4.00 price intact at bottom of front flap. Inscribed and signed on ffep "Best Wishes / Cecil Beaton" (underline flourish).

      [Bookseller: Harropian Books, IOBA]
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        XXe Siecle Chroniques Du Jour. 1re Annee No. 3 Juillet-Aout-Septembre 1938

      London/Paris: A Zwemmer. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Covers rubbed with splitting to paper on spine and some loss. Contents clean and tight. 1938. First Edition. Paperback. 58pp :: Numerous b/w illustrations and photographs and 3 original colour and 3 b/w woodcuts by Kandinsky :: 310mm x 240mm (12" x 9") :: The third issue of this famous art periodical. Contains an article by John Piper in English, the remaining text in French .

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        An Archive Concerning Lieutenant Frederic E. Humphreys, The First Army Officer To Fly Solo. These Letters Mention The Thirtieth Anniversary Of His Historic Flight

      Archive. 7 pieces. 1938 to 1939. A grouping of seven pieces concerning Frederic E. Humphreys, the first Army officer to fly solo. These pieces, arranged in chronological order, mention the thirtieth anniversary of Humphreyâ??s first flight. 1) TLS. 1pp. 8â? x 10â?. July 18, 1938. War Department. A typed letter signed â??J Tottenâ? on â??War Departmentâ? letterhead concerning â??Special Recognition for Colonel F.E. Humphreysâ?: â??â?¦Reference is made to your letter of November 12, 1937, recommending that some form of special recognition be awarded Colonel Frederic E. Humphreys, New York National Guard, for being the first officer of the United States Regular Army to fly a plane aloneâ?¦it is proposed to make a suitable award to Colonel Humphreys. By order of the Secretary of Warâ?¦â?. 2) TL. 1pp. 8â? x 10â?. July 18, 1938. War Department. A typed letter that is an unsigned copy of #1. 3) TDS. 1pp. 8â? x 10â?. August 3, 1938. No place. A typed letter signed â??Ames T. Brownâ?, indicating that he mailed a letter to Louis L. Pendleton concerning the 30th anniversary of the flight. 4) TD. 1pp. 8â? x 10â?. August 4, 1938. Camp Smith, Peekskill. A typed document, mentioning that it is to be addressed to â??Colonel Louis L. Pendletonâ?. 5) ALS. 1pp. 8â? x 10â?. August 23 â??38. New York City. An autograph letter signed â??L.L. Pendleton Colonelâ? addressed to Lieutenant Humphreys: â??Please not attached papers, which please return to me at your convenience. â??The Mills of the Gods grind slowâ?? â?? it would seem â?? but â??better late than neverâ?? also applies. I hope I will be around next summer to see what they really do then!â? 6) TLS. 1pp. 7â? x 9â?. April 5, 1939. Aberdeen Proving Ground. A typed letter signed â??C.M.â? on â??Office of the Commanding Officer Aberdeen Proving Groundâ? stationery. He wrote to Humphreys: â??It certainly was nice to get your pleasant letter of April 3rdâ?¦my memory is quite clear as to the time you and Lahm were trying out the first Wright airplane. I am glad you enjoyed the bulletin, or class letter, but I prepared it quite a while before it was issued and made some serious omissionsâ?¦There is a good article in the â??Sperryscopeâ?? Vol 8, no 10, just out, by Lahm, which mentions the trying experience of your pamphlet. Call up the Sperryscope Co. and get a copy from Gillmor, who is an old friend of mine.â? Lahm received the first flying lesson, but Humphreys made the first solo flight, just before Lahm made his flight. 7) Card. 1pp. No date. Governorâ??s Island, NY. A card imprinted â??Colonel Earl McFarlandâ?, and written on in pencil â??My best wishes and I hope to see you soon. Governorâ??s Island NYâ?.

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        Quaderni della Scuola di mistica fascista Sandro Italico Mussolini a cura della rivista 'Dottrina fascista', 6 numeri

      Varese 1938-39 Serie di 6 volumi dei Quaderni della Scuola di mistica fascista Sandro Italico Mussolini in 16, pp. 22 + (2); 125 + (3); 64 + (2); 135; 182; 143 + (3). Legatura coeva in p. tl verde editor. con cofanetto anch'esso in tela verde. Conservato all'interno il p. ant. di ciascun volume. Arnaldo Mussolini, Coscienza e dovere; Michele C. Catalano, Romeo Bellotti, Gerardo Fraccari, Il 'Kodo' e la concezione fascista dello stato; Niccolò Giani, Perché siamo antisemiti; Le leggi razziali italiane con un'introduzione di Renzo Sertori Salis; Le leggi razziali tedesche con un'introduzione, note e traduzione di Giancarlo Ballarati; Camussi, Carati, Carelli, Bellotti, Caleffa, Diritti italiani nel mondo. Corsica, Nizza e Savoia, Tunisi, Nizza, Gibuti. Perfetto stato di conservazione. ITA

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        Originalphotographie (165x120 mm), Sigmund Freud, Martha, Ernst Freud, Marie Bonaparte und Josefine Stross im Garten der Prinzessin in Paris.

      Namen und Datum verfassst von Marie Bonaparte "5.VI.1938". Seltenes Zeugnis von Freuds Flucht in die Freiheit.

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        Each Dawn I Die

      Bobbs Merrill Company Indianapolis and New York: Bobbs-Merrill Company. (1938). First. First edition. Spine heavily bleached, good only in an internally lined, good dustwrapper with a small chip at the crown. Inscribed by the author: "To Jennie & Lee Luschier -- my old friends. Jerome Bob Odlum. Mar. 25, 1938." Also Inscribed in another hand, presumably that of the author's wife: "To -- Lee and Jennie Luschier. Mildred & Bob Odlum." Basis for the 1939 William Keighley film featuring James Cagney as an unjustly imprisoned reporter, and George Raft as a hard-as-nails mobster he turns to for help. Scarce in jacket, and especially signed. .

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        XXe Siecle Chroniques Du Jour. 1re Annee No. 3 Juillet-Aout-Septembre 1938

      G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Covers rubbed with splitting to paper on spine and some loss. Contents clean and tight First Edition Paperback 58pp :: Numerous b/w illustrations and photographs and 3 original colour and 3 b/w woodcuts by Kandinsky :: 310mm x 240mm (12" x 9") :: The third issue of this famous art periodical. Contains an article by John Piper in English, the remaining text in French

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      The Fortune Press London: The Fortune Press. (1938). First. First edition. Fine in fine original unprinted watermarked white laid paper dustwrapper. A beautiful copy, seldom found in jacket. .

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        XXe Siecle Chroniques Du Jour. 1re Annee No. 3 Juillet-Aout-Septembre 1938

      London/Paris: A Zwemmer, 1938.. First Edition. Paperback. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Covers rubbed with splitting to paper on spine and some loss. Contents clean and tight. 58pp :: Numerous b/w illustrations and photographs and 3 original colour and 3 b/w woodcuts by Kandinsky :: 310mm x 240mm (12" x 9") :: The third issue of this famous art periodical. Contains an article by John Piper in English, the remaining text in French

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        Homage to Catalonia

      Secker & Warburg. London. 1938 First edition. Original green cloth, worn along extremities and frayed at head and tail of spine. Bds sl. soiled, paper clip mark to front e/ps, inner hinge visible but sound. VG. With the ownership signature and address of Richard Rees "R Rees 34 Wellington Sq. S.W.3" to front pastedown. With a pencil note underneath by Hugh Hudson, the British film director, best known for "Chariots of Fire","Greystoke" and "Revolution", explaining that Sir Richard Rees was a very close friend of Orwell's since 1930 and an ambulance driver with Julian Bell in Spain. Also Hudson adds, he was the part owner and editor of "Adelphi" in the late 1920's and 1930's. [This was the magazine that first published Orwell's work]. This volume is from the library of Sir Arnold Wesker and was a gift from Hudson in 1990. The book bears the ownership signature of Wesker and loosely inserted is a postcard from Hudson thanking Wesker for "the very sensitive and powerful work on Barcelona." He goes on to explain that this volume belonged to "Orwell's great friend Richard Rees... much quoted in 'the Transformation' and 'Fyrd'". Also included with this copy is a hard copy of the screenplay by Wesker for Hudson's possible film. Below in the notes are quotations from the Wikipedia biographies of Hudson and Orwell to support the provenance of this most exciting association copy of one of Orwell's scarce first editions. From Hugh Hudson's biography on Wikipedia: "He is in active development of a film adaptation of George Orwell's 'Homage to Catalonia', to star Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Gerard Depardieu".& From Orwell's biography: "He fell seriously ill in March 1929 and shortly afterwards had all his money stolen from the lodging house. Whether through necessity or simply to collect material, he undertook menial jobs like dishwashing in a fashionable hotel on the rue de Rivoli providing experiences to be used in Down and Out in Paris and London. In August 1929 he sent a copy of "The Spike" to New Adelphi magazine in London. This was owned by John Middleton Murry who had released editorial control to Max Plowman and Sir Richard Rees. Plowman accepted the work for publication.& In the spring he had a short stay in Leeds with his sister Marjorie and her husband Humphrey Dakin whose regard for Blair was as unappreciative then as when he knew him as a child. Blair was undertaking some review work for Adelphi and acting as a private tutor to a handicapped child at Southwold. He followed this up by tutoring a family of three boys one of whom, Richard Peters, later became a distinguished academic.[13] He went painting and bathing on the beach, and there he met Mabel and Francis Fierz who were later to influence his career. Over the next year he visited them in London often meeting their friend Max Plowman. Other homes available to him were those of Ruth Pitter and Richard Rees. These acted as places for him to "change" for his sporadic tramping expeditions where one of his jobs was to do domestic work at a lodgings for half a crown a day......At this time Jonathan Cape rejected A Scullion's Diary, the first version of Down and Out. On the advice of Richard Rees he offered it to Faber & Faber, whose editorial director, T. S. Eliot, also rejected it. To conclude the year Blair attempted another exporatory venture of getting himself arrested so that he could spend Christmas in prison, but the relevant authorities did not cooperate and he returned home to Southwold after two days in a police cell......Blair worked at the shop in the afternoons, having the mornings free to write and the evenings to socialise. These experiences provided background for the novel Keep the Aspidistra Flying (1936). As well as the various guests of the Westropes, he was able to enjoy the company of Richard Rees and the Adelphi writers and Mabel Fierz....& On 31 January 1936, Orwell set out by public transport and on foot via Coventry, Stafford, the Potteries and Macclesfield, reaching Manchester. Arriving after the banks had closed, he had to stay in a common lodging house. Next day he picked up a list of contact addresses sent by Richard Rees..."& & &

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        Pecheurs chinois. Un chef-d'oeuvre de la peinture Sung.

      Gr.2° (49 x 32 cm) 14 Bl., 1 blattgrosse farb. Abb., 6 doppelblattgr. farb. Abb., Kart. m. OU., in Seiden-Schmuckkassette m. 2 Schliessen, Kassette berieben, innen etwas stockig, Durchgehend ein wenig stockfleckig, Nr. 10 von 150 Exemplaren. - Ma Yuan (1190-1279), wichtiger Maler der chinesischen Song-Dynastie (960 bis 1279). Ma Yuan nutzte die "Eineck-Komposition", um durch äußerste Reduktion des Bildinhaltes Spannung in meditative Ruhe aufzulösen.

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        The public general acts and the church assembly measures of 1938 [to] 1985.

      London: HMSO, 1938 - 1985.. 78 vols., 8vo, not a complete run, volumes missing, cont. half tan calf, russet cloth sides, black leather title labels, sl. rubbed, sold as a collection of shelf fillers, sample volumes shown, shipping at cost.

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