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        The Synthesis of Two-Terminal Switching Circuits

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Three Guineas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        7 MUST DIE

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

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

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

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

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        Le Poids du Ciel / The Weight of the Sky

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Trending into Maine

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

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Gone With the Wind

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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        High Street

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Rebecca ( SIGNED )

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

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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.

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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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