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        Le Corbusier Oeuvre Plastique Peintures Et Dessins Architecture.

      Introduction by Jean Badovici. Paris: Albert Morance [1938]. 2 vols. Vol. I with text and black/white illustrations, followed by four full-page lithographic plates. Vol. II contains forty full page plates, loose as issued: numbered and titled of which seven are in colour - pochoir and lithographs. In printed brown wrappers, housed in orig. board portfolio, illustrated and lettered in black. Cloth ties intact.. First edition. 27 x 22,5 cm

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        Trending into Maine [Ltd., Signed N. C. WYeth in glassine and slipcase]

      Little Brown & Co. 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.

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        FORTY ACRES AND STEEL MULES

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

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        Sketch Book of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

      WM Collins & SOns Ltd 1938. In cream cloth covers with titles in black ink, corners and edges a little bumped, some very light discolouring at base. DW, in yellow, with decorative images and titles, a little grubby, some chips, couple of small tears, small piece at spine head gone, Not price clipped. Internally, decorative endpapers, mounted coloured plate tissue guarded frontis, and more-complete, not paginated but complete. Contains sketches for the movie version of Snow White by Disney.

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        Arms and the Covenant. Speeches. Compiled by Randolph S. Churchill.

      London, Harrap & Co., (1938). Large 8vo. Orig. dark blue full cloth w. gilt lettering and Harrap-horse on back. An excellent and clean copy w. only minor fading to upper front-board and back, else mint. Frontispiece-portrait.. First editon. No reprints made. With the the ex-libris of Axel E. Larsen on inside of front board

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        Scoop: A Novel About Journalists

      Chapman and Hall London: Chapman and Hall, 1938. First UK Edition. First State of the text, with "8" in publication date indistinct and slightly raised, and with the "s" in "as" present in the last line of p.88. Octavo (19cm); publisher's black and red patterned boards with titles stamped in gilt on the spine; dustjacket; 309pp. Top edge slightly dusty, with some scattered foxing and minor offset to the preliminary and terminal pages, otherwise a bright Near Fine copy. The Second Issue dustjacket is unclipped, moderately worn and soiled, with some shallow chipping at the edges and four tape mends on the verso; a Very Good and substantially complete example of a Waugh title that is scarce in any sort of jacket.

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        1. Meitner & Frisch: Disintegration of Uranium by Neutrons, a New Type of Nuclear Reaction [PMM 422b]; 2. Frisch: Physical Evidence for the Division of Heavy Nuclei under Neitron Bombardment [PMM 422c]; 3. Halban, Joliot, Kowarski: Liberation of Neutrons in the Nuclear Explosion of Uranium [PMM 422d]; 4. Meitner: Products of the Fission of the Uranium Nucleus.London: Macmillan, 1939. All first editions.

      Four seminal papers on nuclear fission (PMM 422b,c,d). "Experiments conducted in 1938 at Berlin by Hahn and Strassman were reported to Lise Meitner, an Austrian scientist who had fled to Copenhagen to escape religious persecution. She and her nephew, O.R. Frisch, working in Niels Bohr's laboratory, found the true explanation of these phenomenon. The interpolation of a neutron into the the nucleus of a uranium atom caused it to divide into two parts and to release energy amounting to about 200,000,000 electron volts. This process bore such a close similarity to the division of a living cell that Frisch suggested the use of the term 'fission' to describe it." (Printing and the Mind of Man 422b, 422c). In the fourth article, Halban, Joliot and Kowarski established the theoretical possibility of a self-perpetuating reaction chain (PMM 422d).. Four papers in: Nature, volume 143. The three complete issues in their original wrappers offered here. Large 8vo: 270x195 mm. Paper 1: pp.239-40, issue 3615; 2:p.276, issue 3616; 3: p.470, issue 3620; 4:471-72, issue 3620. Rear wrapper of issue 3620 with a lond vertical cut (without loss), edges and spine strip of issue 3615 with professional paper restoration - in all a good set, not extracts

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        Post Early in Christmas Week, lithographically printed on thin card with two brass eyelets punched at top, small display poster as issued for Post Office use, presumably to hang from the roof; 1938, 380 x 255 mm.

      This item comes from the material belonging to the Estate of Barnett Freedman, which is now offered for sale; the Estate consists of proofs of images of all kinds, Christmas cards, original book designs and proofs of dust wrappers, posters, original artwork and much more. Where appropriate, items will bear the studio stamp 'Barnett Freedman Estate', a blind-stamped legend in a circle.

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        De vergeløse. Et barns historie.

      Oslo 1938. 8vo. 327 s. Orig. bd.. Innlimt håndskrevet hilsen fra Knut Hamsun

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        Verve: An Artistic and Literary Quarterly: Volume One, Number Three, October-December [1938]

      Paris: Verve [1938]. Large quarto. Illustrated wrappers. Text in English. Spine eroded, a good only copy. Containing only three of the four original lithographs ("Summer" by Miro; "Autumn" by Rattner; and "Winter" by Paul Klee), lacking "Spring" by Chagall. Drawings by Matisse and Rembrandt, paintings by The Douanier Henri Rousseau, Pierre Bonnard, Delacroix, and more.

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        Pack and Paddock

      New York: The Derrydale Press 1938 New York: The Derrydale Press, 1938. First edition, no. 299 of 950 copies. Small 8vo. Illustrated by Paul Brown. [xii], 144 pp. Original three quarter red cloth, pink paper sides, gilt red label on upper cover. Very fine in original glassine and printed and numbered publisher's box. Siegel 138; Frazier S-5-a . A splendid association copy, inscribed in ink on front free endpaper, "To Gordon Grand from his friend Eugene Connett". Eugene V. Connett, III, was, of course, the proprietor of The Derrydale Press, and Gordon Grand one his favorite authors, whose "The Silver Horn" is a Derrydale classic. Siegel states that "Connett considered 'Pack and Paddock' one of his most handsome works" and the association interest is enhanced by the fact that Paul Brown also illustrated one of Grand's own books, "Colonel Weatherford's Young Entry", 1935

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        THE ELEPHANT NEVER FORGETS

      New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers,. 1938. cloth.. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with light wear at edges,. mainly spine ends and corner tips. (#113685). First U.S. edition. Ethel Lina White was a well-known mystery writer of the 1930s and 1940s who published three mainstream novels before her first crime novel, PUT OUT THE LIGHT. Her fourteen crime novels, the last published in 1944, included THE WHEEL SPINS (1936) from which Alfred Hitchcock made the classic film "The Lady Vanishes." Hubin (1994), p. 857.

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        Cold Morning Sky

      Macmillan Company New York: Macmillan Company. 1938. First. First edition. Fine in an attractive, near fine dustwrapper with a few small internal repairs and a tiny chip on the rear panel. The very scarce first edition of this little-known winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. .

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        The Lovers of Teruel

      Newtown, Montgomeryshire: The Gregynog Press, 1938 A Drama in Four Acts in Prose and Verse. Translated from the Spanish by Henry Thomas. Original sheets never before bound, now done in Blue half cloth spine with gold lettering with marbled boards, grey endpapers by Paul C Delrue. Text block edges uncut, (iv), v-x, (2), 112, (2) pp. An edition limited to 175 copies plus the un-numbered, of which this is one. Unique, superb condition.

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        LITTLE PANCHO

      1938. 1. POLITI,LEO. LITTLE PANCHO. NY:Viking 1938 (1938). 12mo, pict. bds, FINE IN DUSTWRAPPER. INSCRIBED BY POLITI "Sincerely Leo Politi." 1st ed. of Politi's first book. The story of a disobedient little boy (not unlike Little Black Sambo) features pictorial endpapers and illustrations on every page.

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        A Guide to the Snakes of Uganda.

      Kampala, (Uganda Printing and Publishing Comp.), 1938. Small 4to. Orig. hcloth. Upper part of first hinge with tear, binding tight. XXI,362 pp., 23 fine chromolithographed plates and 18 plates of line-drawings. Light scattered marginal brownspots. 2 folded maps, 2 plates of diagrams. Old owners name on title, covered with a paperlabel. Limeted edition (No. 53 of 500).. First edition. A classic on African snakes

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        TO BEG I AM ASHAMED. The Authentic Autobiography of a London Prostitute

      New York: The Vanguard Press, 1938 First US Edition. Co-authored by Greene with Ronald Matthews. In England, the book published by Routledge, was suppressed. The "The Public Morality Council", alerted by reviews notified the Home Secretary who pressured Routledge to withdraw the book. There was quite a stir & Greene literally took off to Mexico at the time to avoid a potential libel action. As a consequence to Greene collectors, the UK 1st book is as rare as the rarest of Greene titles, especially in any sort of dustwrapper. After Routledge withdrew the book & pulped the run, it was published in Paris, June, 1938 by Jack Kahane, father of Maurice Girodias. Another edition was published in London in 1954. This is the true first US 1938 edition & very scarce in its own right & not often seen in dustwrapper. A very good or better copy showing a bit of fade to the extremities of the delicate blue cloth, partial binding offsetting at the endpapers, in an excellent original dustwrapper showing minimal use, & a touch of foxing, still about fine . Not including in Roland Wobbe's GG bibliography. A very nice copy.. 1st Edition.

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        The Green Fool

      London Michael Joseph 1938. HB. First edition. Good+. Some corner/edge wear/sunning/staining on covers. Light fading (head/sides). Clean and tight inside. Please ask for further details. Scarce. Autobiographical reminiscences.

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        THE SWORD IN THE STONE

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

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        THE YEARLING. Signed

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1938 First Edition of Rawling's enduring Pulitzer Prize winning classic Signed by her on the first free endpaper. A better than good copy showing use, (head and heel of the spine neatly strengthened, in a near fine, bright, supplied first edition dustwrapper with minor wear.). Previous collector's gift inscription to the front free endpaper and original front dustwrapper flap preserved as provenance with a note on the verso stating that Rawlings was his friend and lived about 21 miles from her at the small town of Hawthorne". 8vo. 428 pp. Adapted into film with Gregory Peck and Jane Wyman.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Football Game

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

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        ANTHEM

      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.

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        Just Around the Corner [Lucky Penny] (Original screenplay for the 1938 film)

      Twentieth Century Fox Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1938. Revised Final Script for the 1938 film, "Just Around the Corner" (here under the working title, "Lucky Penny"), directed by Irving Cummings, based on a story by Paul Girard Smith, written for the screen by Ethel Hill, J.P. McEvoy, and Darrell Ware, and starring Shirley Temple, Joan Davis, Charles Farrell, and Bert Lahr. The film in which Shirley Temple ends the Depression all by herself, starting with a determined search for Uncle Sam. A delightful entry, including many of the famed dance duets with Temple and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. Red studio wrappers, stamped REVISED FINAL on the front wrapper, dated April 27, 1938, and with the holograph file notation, "Env. 1491." Apparently a copy made strictly for the purpose of filing, as there is no project number, copy number, or distribution page present. Title page present, with a date matching the front wrapper. 155 leaves, mimeograph, with blue revision pages throughout, all dated 4/23/38. Pages and wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two gold brads.

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        Neues Wiener Journal 7. Februar 1938-1. Mai 1938.

      Complete run of the Vienna daily newspaper, no. 15.884 - no. 15.966 (82 issues), Wien/Vienna 1938. Folio (48x31 cm). Some illustrations. Contemporary black half-calf binding. Generally well-preserved.. Important documentation of the Anschluss, the incorporation of Austria in Nazi Germany. Day by day you follow the events when the Austrian chancellor Kurt Schuschnigg under heavy German pressure was outmanouvered by his Nazi opponent nazisten Arthur Seyß-Inquart who became chancellor on March 11th 1938 and as his first act invited German troops to "liberate"his country, followed by the triumphant entrance of Adolf Hitler into his native country. Besides witnessing these dramatic events with the eys of the contemporary Austrains, this batch of newspapers also allows you to see the impact of Nazification from day 1.** Neues Wiener Journal was founded by a jewish publisher Jakob Lippowitz in 1893 and appeared until January 31st 1939 when it was united with the Neuen Freien Presse und the Neuen Wiener Tageblatt. The name of the founder was placed in the masthead of the newspaper and was removed on March 16th, the day after the covering of Hitler's speech from the Hofburg balcony

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        Too Many Cooks

      The American Magazine New York: The American Magazine. 1938. First. First edition. A book-shaped box, with title page bound in, containing a complete set of 36 cards, including the menu card, 34 recipe cards, and an important note from Nero Wolfe, dustwrapper is affixed to the box at the rear flap, as issued. Near fine, in good dustwrapper with a large chip centered on the bottom of the spine, and stretching onto both panels, removing most of the word "Stout" but affecting no other text. Very scarce. .

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        Autograph Letter Signed, in pencil, 8vo, postmarked New York, June 26, 1938

      It?s good to hear from you. To know you hurting with energy--the spirit of life. Good to know you are writing and good to know the child is mending and that you have more time for yourself. I feel as utterly useless even though I am on the mend. Is slow work?How stupid for me to have collapsed. When you happen in town call up WI2-0334 and it could be arranged for you to see so I should say it? will give me a chance to see you?.? Signed, ?Your old Stieglitz.?

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        Die Abenteuer des Juden Tate. Karikaturenbuch des Deutschen Volksblattes

      (Wien, Günther, 1938).. Mit zahlr. Illustrationen. 64 S. Illustr. Orig.-Umschlag.

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        LES POÈTES MAUDITS.

      A Paris pour les bibliophiles du Palais, de l'Imprimerie de J-G Daragnès MCMXXXVIII (1938), 315x245 mm, 136p orné de 36 lithographies en noir de Luc-Albert Moreau dans et hors-texte, reproduites et tirées par Maurice Berdon et André Clot d'après la composition originale de l'artiste, toutes les illustrations sont présentées sous serpente, Introduction par Francis Carco. En feuilles, couverture imprimée, chemise toile avec titre au dos, étui toile noir; dos de la chemise jauné, bords d'étui légèrment usées. Édition limitée à 200 exemplaires imprimées sur velin d'Arche signés par L-A Moreau et J-G Daragnès, cette examplaire No 9 imprimé pour Le Professeur Balthazard.. Reproduction de l'édition originale parue chez Vanier en 1884 et complété par les pages consacrées à Marceline Desbordes-Valmore dans la second édition publiée en 1888. Provenance: Birger Andersson, Norrköping

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        Sprig and Turfy

      The Golden Eagle Press Mount Vernon, NY: The Golden Eagle Press, [1938]. 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 dÕartiste, 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: ÒThis 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.Ó. 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. Near Fine.

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        FOGLI DI DISPOSIZIONI - 175 esemplari - ( a cura del partito nazionale fascista) emessi dal numero 1022 del 27 marzo 1938 al numero 1447 del 27 ottobre 1939, Roma, Istituto Poligrafico dello Stato, 1938

      21,5 x 31,6, fogli stampati solitamente su due facciate e firmati sempre dal segretario del P.N.F. STARACE dal palazzo del Littorio in ROMA. Hanno tutti .per oggetto normaive, nomine, avvisi, iscrizioni, disposizioni generali organizzative, uniformi, alloggi, classifiche di concorsi (esempio Littoriali), trasferimenti ecc. ecc. Questi fogli sono in pratica una specie di "Gazzetta ufficiale del partito" e formano una notevole informazione, che li rendono assai interessanti per analisi e ricostruzioni storiche.(specialmente per individuare i "percorsi e rimbalzi" di nominativi assai noti) Sorprendente che questi fogli SCIOLTI siano arrivati a noi, ordinati ed in buone condizioni, dopo circa 70 anni!

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        SELECTED POETRY OF ROBINSON JEFFERS

      New York: Random House, 1938. . First printing. . A lovely copy, just about fine in tan cloth with a printed label on the spine, but lacking the dj - . Interesting association copy INSCRIBED for noted bibliophile Albert Bender "by his friend" and dated at Tor House, Carmel in 1938 underneath four lines of poetry in Jeffers' hand. Further inscribed by Bender to noted San Franciscan Marjorie Gunst in 1939. (Gunst was one of the founders of the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library and much later was instrumental in the building of the new library.) Bookplate of Bender on front pastedown. Index of first lines.xvii, 622 pp.

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        Tribute to Ballet in Poems

      London: Collins, 1938.. Illustrated by Edward Seago. First Edition. Good. 4to Edition limited to 100 copies signed by author and artist,. Greem morocco spine over white cloth boards, tissue guarded mounted colour plates, bw illustrations, 71pp + xiii. Spine is faded and endpapers parted but binding is tight and contents crisp and clean.

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        Tribute to Ballet, in poems by... and pictures by Edward Seago.

      London (1938).. Limited edition, no. 43 of 100 copies signed by both Masefield and Seago, 4to, 72 pp, 12 coloured plates tipped in with captioned tissues plus 4 drawings and 14 black and white illustrations, small label to foot of paste down, original green quarter morocco, t.e.g., white buckram sides, some slight discolouration to spine else a fine copy in the original slipcase. Handley-Taylor p62.

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

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

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        THE LONG VALLEY. Signed

      New York: The Viking Press, 1938 First edition, first issue. [His first book published by Viking]. An excellent near fine example neatly signed by the author in black ink on the front free endpaper: "John Steinbeck / 1945" 8vo., 303pp., terra cotta & beige buckram boards. A very nice copy of this important Steinbeck short story collection [13] which includes the classic 'Saint Katy the Virgin', 'Flight', 'Johnny Bear', the 4 stories comprising 'The Red Pony'. The binding is bright, the endpapers clean & free of the endemic darkening & spotting found in most copies, the brown topstain is unfaded. In a very good or better first issue correctly priced, corners unclipped dust jacket showing light use with one small chip at the crown professionally restored. The jacket features the Elmer Hader illustration of the red pony overlooking the Salinas Valley, 'The Long Valley' of the title. Goldstone & Payne A11a, Morrow 90A. Only 8000 copies printed - much fewer than Grapes at 50000 or East at 100000. A title seldom found signed.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        The Lovers of Teruel. A Drama in Four Acts in Prose and Verse (Gregynog)

      Newtown, Montgomeryshire: The Gregynog Press, 1938 Bound in full red niger goatskin, covers decorated with a blind stamped Moorish design of interlaced strapwork, 3 imitation spine bands outlined in blind. Gilt spine tooling, top edge gilt, fore edge and tail uncut, signed on paste down of lower cover Gregynog Press Bindery, (iv), v-x, (2), 112, (2) pp. An edition limited to just 155 copies of which this is one then there were 20 specials. Completed on 14th September 1938 and then published 2nd November, 1938. Some offsetting to turnins to first and last few blanks. A very attractive production. (Harrop 38, p205)

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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!

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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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        JEAN DUFY. Othon Friesz. als

      New York: Plaza Hotel / Perls Galleries, n.d. 1938., 1938 4 page, 5" x 8 3/4" folded exhibition promotional catalogue printed in black & white on stiff semi-gloss paper stock. With the original Othon Friesz autograph manuscript used as text for the introduction of the catalogue of the Jean Dufy exhibition held at the Perls Galleries. Written in French on The Plaza Hotel, New York, stationery, 1938, 1 page, about 6 by 8 inches, in very good plus condition. The manuscript in Friesz's hand is not signed but credited in the catalogue in which the introduction by Friesz has been translated into English. Friesz writes: "An Exhibition of Jean Dufy's works coincides with my sojourn in New York. I am happy to see the sparkling and witty canvases of our "little" Jean so fortunately placed here. It has been said too often, and erroneously, that he imitates his big brother Raoul. Surely, he directly stems from him. He absorbed the color technique of his elder brother, as well as the expressive and spontaneous form of statement which he uses with savor to express his very personal emotions. But to see him as any servile imitation of Raoul Dufy would be a serious blunder. In the case of brothers so closely united within their family and their lives - was not Jean the best draftsman in his brother' s atelier? - it would be almost strange that they should not resemble each other. Instead of deploring the resemblances, one should rather see in the case of the brothers Dufy a situation paralleling that of the brothers Le Nain". Othon Friesz was one the most important painters at the start of the twentieth century; one of the founders & leading painters of Fauvism from Le Havre, along with George Braque & Raoul Dufy. During his early years of painting before & in the Fauve style, he often painted & exhibited with Henri Matisse, Albert Marquet, Henri Manguin, Jean Puy, Andre Derain, Maurice Vlaminck and others. He remained a life long friend of Raoul Dufy, both of whom were born & learned art in Le Havre. A lovely item. Original artist autograph manuscripts like Friesz are extremely scarce & seldom come on the market. This one is enhanced because it discusses one great artist's impressions of another. [Some glue mounting remains on the verso of the catalogue otherwise fine]. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        NINE CHAINS TO THE MOON. Inscribed

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

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        Prager Presse 15.. September 1938-31. Dezember 1938.

      Complete run of the Prague daily newspaper, no. 230 - no. 321 (82 issues), Praha/Prag/Prague 1938. Folio (45,5x31 cm). Some illustrations. Contemporary black half-calf binding. Generally well-preserved.. Important documentation of the Munich Agreement of September 1938 and the events before and after seen from a Czech perspective. The Czechoslovakian republic was forced to cede the socalled Sudetenland to Nazi Germany on the altar of European peace, caused by the controversial Anglo-French top-level diplomacy at the Munich conference between Neville Chamberlain, French prime minister Daladier and Mussolini and Hitler. ** The German language newspaper Prager Presse was founded in 1920 by the first Czech president Tomas Masaryk as an official newspaper (expressing the views of the new republic) for the German minority in Czechoslovakia. It was closed in 1939

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        Cecil Beaton's New York (SIGNED 1ST EDITION)

      Philadelphia & New York: J. B. Lippincott Company. Good+ in Fair Dust Jacket. 1938. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Bright yellow cloth hardcover with title stamped in black onto spine and top board, small quarto, 8-3/4" x 5-7/8" [22.2 cm 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. Book with stains and fading to cloth, top-edge stain of text block faded and an 3/4" closed tear at the bottom corner of p. 101, contents Near Fine. Dust jacket darkened at edges, having small chips to corners and edges with chips to spine ends, affecting top corner of front panel and foot of spine with 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 now detached at spine. Front and back panels still bright and colorful; not price-clipped, with $4.00 price at bottom of front flap. Inscribed and signed on ffep "Best Wishes/ Cecil Beaton (underline flourish)". Signed by Author .

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        [Autographes d'exception & Les Introuvables (ou presque)] Les vanilliers

      Paris: Gallimard, 1938. Broché. 12x19cm. Edition originale dont il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers, un des ex du service de presse. Rare et précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Germaine Krull. - Gallimard, Paris _1938, 12x19cm, broché. - Autographes d'exception & Les Introuvables (ou presque) broché

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        THE LONG VALLEY. Signed

      New York: The Viking Press, 1938 First edition, first issue. [His first book published by Viking]. An excellent near fine example neatly signed by the author in black ink on the front free endpaper: "John Steinbeck / 1945" 8vo., 303pp., terra cotta & beige buckram boards. A very nice copy of this important Steinbeck short story collection [13] which includes the classic 'Saint Katy the Virgin', 'Flight', 'Johnny Bear', the 4 stories comprising 'The Red Pony'. The binding is bright, the endpapers clean & free of the endemic darkening & spotting found in most copies, the brown topstain is unfaded. In a very good or better first issue correctly priced, corners unclipped dust jacket showing light use with one small chip at the crown professionally restored. The jacket features the Elmer Hader illustration of the red pony overlooking the Salinas Valley, 'The Long Valley' of the title. Goldstone & Payne A11a, Morrow 90A. Only 8000 copies printed - much fewer than Grapes at 50000 or East at 100000. A title seldom found signed.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Murphy

      London: George Routledge & Sons Ltd,, 1938. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Housed in a black quarter morocco solander box made by The Chelsea Bindery. Top edge very slightly dusty but an exceptional copy in the dust jacket. First edition, first impression, first issue binding with the smooth green cloth and gilt titles, one of no more than 718 copies thus. Beckett's first novel is recognized now as one of the greatest comic novels in the language, but most of the established UK publishing houses refused the book until George Reavey approached Herbert Read, chief reader of literature for Routledge, who published the book in their short-lived series of international fiction. A rarity in dust jacket - we know only of a handful of examples. The book was bound by Webb Son and Co. in three batches: Feb 1938, Nov 1941, and April 1942. The first binding was smooth cloth, as here: according to Federman and Fletcher, wartime shortages may have resulted in later bindings in a coarser cloth. Of the total first printing of 1,500 copies, 782 were reissued as a cheap edition in 1942 in a coarser cloth, with the jacket overstamped.

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