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        Out of Africa

      Random House, New York 1938 - First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful dustjacket that is rich in color with light wear to the edges. This ORIGINAL First Printing dustjacket has the price present on the front flap. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy in collector’s condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        WAIT UNTIL SPRING, BANDINI

      Stackpole Sons, New York 1938 - First Printing. Octavo; teal cloth, with titles stamped in orange on spine and in blind on front panel; 266pp. Slight forward lean, base of spine gently nudged, with a few faint strips of offset to endpapers and brief trace of residue from old style jacket protector to lower edge of same; clean, unrubbed copy - Very Good+ to Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, paper toned at rear panel, with chipping along spine ends and corners (not affecting titles); several edge tears, with neat, partial splits along front joint and rear flap fold invisibly and archivally mended on verso; Very Good. The Italian-American author's first book, a novel ripe with the conflicts of family life and Catholic guilt. Basis for Dominique Deruddere's 1989 film adaptation, starring Joe Mantegna and Faye Dunaway. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        Great Contemporaries

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

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Romance for Julie

      Hillman Curl Inc, N,Y. 1938 - First Edition. Hard cover, no dust jacket. 253 pages. A Hillman-Curl streamlined romance. Solid binding . Clean pages. Sunfading to spine and side of front board. 253 p. ; 20 cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Noella Racine Bookseller]
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        While England Slept

      New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1938. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. This is the precursor to Churchill's great war speeches. This is the first U.S. edition, first printing in dust jacket. The British first edition was given the politically palatable title "Arms and the Covenant". The U.S. title is a bit more honest. The book contains a collection of speeches spanning the years 1928 to 1938 criticizing British foreign policy and warning prophetically of the coming danger. The world remembers the resolute war leader to whom the British entrusted their fate, but it is easy to forget the years leading up to the war which Churchill spent persistent, eloquent, and largely unheeded. Churchill bibliographer Frederick Woods called this edition "probably the most crucial volume of speeches that he ever published". As testimony to the book's importance, a copy of While England Slept lay on "President Roosevelt's bedside table, with key passages, including an analysis of the president's peace initiative, underscored." (William Manchester's The Last Lion, Volume II, p.305) Offered here is a very good first edition, first printing in a first printing dust jacket. The blue cloth binding is square, clean, and tight with sharp corners, bright silver lettering and red banners, and virtually no wear. The sole exterior flaw is an apparent binding error - a slight, curving crease to the cloth to the upper third of the spine and a slight blemish in the red title banner just below the second line of the title. This is a regrettable but honest flaw that is clearly not the product of wear. The contents are clean and tight. We find no spotting. A single previous owner's name is inked to the ffep. The red-stained top edge remains notably dark and unfaded, marred only by a small stain at the fore edge. The untrimmed fore edge and bottom edges are age-toned, but otherwise quite clean. The correct first printing dust jacket is bright and clean, featuring vivid, entirely unfaded red color on the jacket spine. The jacket is also unclipped, still bearing the original $4.00 price on the front flap. There is modest overall soiling and wear to the jacket extremities, with shallow chipping to the edges, mild wear to the hinges and flap folds, and a few short, closed tears. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A107.2.a, Woods/ICS A44(b.1). Langworth p.193.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        San ban o'dong-pháp (La chasse en indochine)

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

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        Le Centaure de Dieu.

      - Editions Bernard Grasset, 1938, 1 volume de 170x260 mm environ, 328 pages, en feuillets sous chemise papier en 2 parties et emboîtage noir et or. Exemplaire N° 17, tirage spécial à 20 exemplaires réimposés in-8 sur papier vélin de cuve des Usines d'Arches réservés pour les XX, signé par La Varende. Edition originale. Des rousseurs, chemise-étui en partie fendue sur le dos, bon état pour le reste. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Diogène]
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        Javaanse volksvertoningen. Bijdrage tot de beschrijving van land en volk.

      - Batavia, 1938. 4to. Modern cloth, lettered in gilt. With 42 (of 46) plates. 545 pp.* Kind of encyclopaedic book on various forms of mask performances, mummery, horse-dances, Muslim influenced group-dances and group-singing by young boys and men, as well as reflections on their role in the Javanese and Madurese communities and their religious meaning in connection with cosmological classifications, being also a rich source for various kinds of wayang theatre, especially the wayang wong (Groenendael, Wayang theatre in Indonesia, 375). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gert Jan Bestebreurtje]
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        ZEN BUDDHISM AND ITS INFLUENCE ON JAPANESE CULTURE

      The Eastern Buddhist Society / Otani Buddhist College, Kyoto and Showa, Japan 1938 - Marked "Master Copy" with the initials "TCH" in pencil on both the dust jacket and front flyleaf, almost certainly that of Travers Christmas Humphreys who founded what became the London Buddhist Society and was a longtime friend, publisher, and editor of Suzuki's books in English under the Rider imprint. With extensive pencil corrections and annotations as if being prepared for a second edition with spelling and grammatical changes, and the word 'stet' being used. All of which points to someone proof reading and making the appropriate amendments for a Second Edition. This title appears to have been readied for publication but was subsequently never issued by Rider. Original beige cloth boards with black lettering. Lightly pencilled name of prior owner. Dust jacket is well worn but mostly complete with several mended tears on the reverse made with removable tape. Errata slip tipped to inside jacket flap. A uniqe and important association copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: RON RAMSWICK BOOKS]
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        DONALD DUCK ANNUAL 1938

      Collins 1938 - 1938. Very good condition with no wrapper. Pictorial boards and spine. Front cover shows Donald carrying a horseshoe and boxing gloves. Colour frontis. B/w illustrations. The first Donald Duck annual. A few pictures neatly coloured. Covers and contents beautifully bright and clean. Slight wear to side of spine. A lovely copy. [S] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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        Three Guineas

      London: The Hogarth Press,, 1938. Octavo. Original yellow cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Small bookplate to front free endpaper. Cloth a little dulled, spine toned, small bump to edge of lower board, front hinge cracked, spine cracked between pages 320 and 321. A very good copy in the rubbed, dulled, and spotted jacket with a chip from the head of the spine panel and a few short closed tears. First edition, first impression of Woolf's important feminist treatise. With the ownership signature of the poet and editor Dorothy Wellesley, Duchess of Wellington (1889–1956), who was close to Vita Sackville-West and may have had an affair with her. Wellesley and Woolf knew each other, but did not get along, Wellesley thinking Woolf, "perverse, intellectually intolerant, and teasing" (ODNB).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        OUR TOWN

      New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., (1938). First Edition. Hardcover. With none of the sunning typically found on the covers. Fine in a Near Fine, complete dustwrapper with only mild chipping to the spine tips. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a touchstone of American theater. After reading this play, Albert Einstein wrote a letter to Wilder comparing OUR TOWN to Homer's ODYSSEY and Shakespeare's HAMLET, stating: "That an American of the present day can create with such delicacy and detachment touches the soul like a miracle."

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Mile End by Kathleen Nott

      Hogarth. Hardcover. Light wear and fading to boards, content clean and sharp, solidly bound, no DJ. Unmarked inside, well cared for first novel by K Nott. First Edition . Good. 1938.

      [Bookseller: Infinitebooks]
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        Architectural Details 1938

      New York and Tokyo: Architectural Forum & Seisho-Kwan 4, 1938. Second edition. Cloth. Very Good +. Stated second printing of this book of interior and exterior residential architectural drawings and photographs. 4to. 116 pp. Brief text in English. A well preserved copy, spiral bound with burlap covers.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Architectural Details

      New York & Tokyo: Architectural Forum & Seisho-Kwan 4, 1938. Second printing. Spiral bound. 116 pages. Foreword by Antonin and Noemi Raymond in English. Includes numerous black and white photographs and drawings. A very good copy in burlap boards with paper label to the front panel that has some edge wear and with the front endpapers having two vintage rubber stamps from an architectural firm along with an embossed ownership stamp and small vintage bookplate. Otherwise a clean copy of this classic.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS) to her son James about his ulcers

      Hyde Park, 13 July 1938. About Fine with envelope postmarked Special Delivery. A brief but revealing personal letter on Val-Kill Cottages letterhead from the First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt to her son James Roosevelt regarding his ulcer problem and SIGNED as "Mother." In full: "Jimmy Dear: Mrs. William Brown Meloney tells me she was cured of an ulcer by finding what foods she could not eat. The man who cured her was Dr. I. P. Allen, 16 East 90th Street. He is a specialist in diet. Much Love, Mother." Jame Roosevelt left his job as an insurance executive in 1937 to become secretary to his father in the White House. His relationships with other presidential aides were strained, and he was known as "the crown prince" and "assistant president." The stress was so great that James developed ulcers and in 1938 resigned. This letter bears directly on this situation.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Unvanquished (Signed Limited Edition)

      New York: Random House, 1938. First Edition. First Edition. One of 250 copies (this being No. 249) SIGNED by the author. Seven interconnected stories dealing with the Civil War and its immediate aftermath in Yoknapatawpha County, the first five of which were originally published separately in "The Saturday Evening Post," with the sixth story originally published in "Scribner's," and the final story seeing it's first publication here.& & Near Fine in an about Near Fine publisher's acetate dust jacket. Slight lean, corners tapped. Jacket lightly rubbed, with chipping to the crown and extremities. Scarce.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Focus 1

      Percy Lund Humphries & Co. Ltd, London 1938 - 62pp., + v.pp. ads., 8pp. b/w illustrations, plans, details. Number 1 Summer 1938 edition of scarce journal, Second Impression. Minor wear, soiling to covers, contents fine. Complete with original envelope. Contributors include Le Corbusier; J Blanco-White; E A A Rowse; Anthony Cox; Tim Bennet; Cancellor and Sawyer; Gerhard Kallmann; Max Lock; E Maxwell Fry; John Madge. [cab] [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: William Glynn]
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        Focus 2

      London: Percy Lund Humphries & Co. Ltd, 1938. 96pp., + ix.pp. ads., 29 b/w illustrations, plans, details. Number 2 Winter 1938 edition of scarce journal. Minor wear, soiling, creasing to covers, contents fine. Complete with original invoice (1/6d) on Focus headed paper. Articles include A Recent building in Czechoslovakia, by Bohnslav Fuchs; House at Lincoln, Massachusetts, by Walter Gropius & Marcel Breuer; Education and the Bauhaus, by L Moholy-Nagy; Timber House at Sutton, by Connell, Ward and Lucas; The Way Forward , by A W Barr; Timber House at Stanmore, by Max Lock; Plastics, by Cotterell Butler; Richmond Girls High School, by Denis Clarke Hall; The Time Fuse, by John Madge; Flats at Palace Gate, London, by Wells Coates; Highpoint 2, North Hill, Highgate, by Tecton; Le Corbusier, 1938, by Tim Bennett; Book Reviews by Felix Samuely, E Maxwell Fry, R L Sheppard. [cab]. First Edition. Spiral Bound. Very Good. 225mm. x 165mm..

      [Bookseller: William Glynn]
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        While England Slept

      G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York 1938 - This is the precursor to Churchill's great war speeches, a collector-worthy copy of the first U.S. edition, first printing in dust jacket. The British first edition was given the politically palatable title "Arms and the Covenant". The U.S. title is a bit more honest. The book contains a collection of speeches spanning the years 1932 to 1938 criticizing British foreign policy and warning prophetically of the coming danger. The world remembers the resolute war leader to whom the British entrusted their fate, but it is easy to forget the years leading up to the war which Churchill spent persistent, eloquent, and largely unheeded. Churchill bibliographer Frederick Woods called this edition "probably the most crucial volume of speeches that he ever published". As testimony to the book's importance, a copy of While England Slept lay on "President Roosevelt's bedside table, with key passages, including an analysis of the president's peace initiative, underscored." (William Manchester's The Last Lion, Volume II, p.305) Here is a near-fine plus copy in a very good plus dust jacket. The book itself is a particularly clean and bright example. The blue cloth binding is square, clean, and tight, with sharp corners, bright silver lettering and red banners, and virtually no wear. Searching for flaws, we find only trivial wrinkling of the cloth at the spine ends and a tiny blemish to the cloth on the front cover. The contents are particularly bright and clean. Even the untrimmed fore edges are especially bright, showing almost none of the typical age-toning to which they are prone. We find absolutely no previous ownership marks and no spotting. The red-stained top edge shows very slight sunning, but retains strong, even color. The dust jacket is unclipped, retaining the original $4.00 front flap price and is highly complete, with only fractional chipping at the spine ends. We note modest wear to the edges and spine, a scuff mark at the upper front corner, a smaller scuff at the bottom left of the author's portrait, and light scuffing to the spine. Nonetheless, spine presentation is notable, retaining bright color, with only barely discernable color shift between the front face and the spine. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A107.2.a, Woods/ICS A44(b.1). Langworth p.193. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector, IOBA]
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        The Spanish Earth

      J.B. Savage Company, 1938. Hardcover. Near Fine. The J.B. Savage Company, Cleveland 1938. Limited First Edition. Stated First Edition. Limited to 1000 numbered copies. Number 414. This is the second issue without F.A.I. at the endpaper. Tan Cloth boards with orange illustration at the front board. Lettered in black. Illustrated by Frederick K. Russell. Book Condition: Near Fine-, light spots on the boards, tight spine. Darkening at edges of the rear board, name at the front endpaper. Clean pages.

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        Changing the Skyline

      New York: Whittlesey House [McGraw Hill], 1938. Housed in a very nice mixed-media slipcase.. Inscribed By Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by With Photos. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Brooklyn Books]
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        While England Slept

      New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1938. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Very good. This is the precursor to Churchill's great war speeches, a collector-worthy copy of the first U.S. edition, first printing in dust jacket. The British first edition was given the politically palatable title "Arms and the Covenant". The U.S. title is a bit more honest. The book contains a collection of speeches spanning the years 1932 to 1938 criticizing British foreign policy and warning prophetically of the coming danger. The world remembers the resolute war leader to whom the British entrusted their fate, but it is easy to forget the years leading up to the war which Churchill spent persistent, eloquent, and largely unheeded. Churchill bibliographer Frederick Woods called this edition "probably the most crucial volume of speeches that he ever published". As testimony to the book's importance, a copy of While England Slept lay on "President Roosevelt's bedside table, with key passages, including an analysis of the president's peace initiative, underscored." (William Manchester's The Last Lion, Volume II, p.305) Here is a near-fine plus copy in a very good plus dust jacket. The book itself is a particularly clean and bright example. The blue cloth binding is square, clean, and tight, with sharp corners, bright silver lettering and red banners, and virtually no wear. Searching for flaws, we find only trivial wrinkling of the cloth at the spine ends and a tiny blemish to the cloth on the front cover. The contents are particularly bright and clean. Even the untrimmed fore edges are especially bright, showing almost none of the typical age-toning to which they are prone. We find absolutely no previous ownership marks and no spotting. The red-stained top edge shows very slight sunning, but retains strong, even color. The dust jacket is unclipped, retaining the original $4.00 front flap price and is highly complete, with only fractional chipping at the spine ends. We note modest wear to the edges and spine, a scuff mark at the upper front corner, a smaller scuff at the bottom left of the author's portrait, and light scuffing to the spine. Nonetheless, spine presentation is notable, retaining bright color, with only barely discernable color shift between the front face and the spine. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A107.2.a, Woods/ICS A44(b.1). Langworth p.193.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Biggles Flies South

      Published by Oxford University Press, Amen House, London First Edition 1938. London 1938. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original pale cream cloth covers, brown lettering to spine with two palm trees and biplane, three pointed spears and shield to upper panel, brown ink dyed top edge. 8vo 1.9" thick [True 1st edition, 1st issue; a Pyramid edition 1.5", was published in the same year.] 5.25" x 7.5" 255 pp. Colour frontispiece, six black and white illustrations and a map by Howard Leigh and Jack Nicolle. Apart from light age tanning to end papers in superb and unique Fine condition, the pale cream cloth free from any marks or discoloration, square and tight. Supplied in colour copy dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Typed letter signed.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Anthem

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

      [Bookseller: The World of Rare Books]
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        Arms and the Covenant

      London: George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd., 1938. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Near fine. This is the precursor to Churchill's great war speeches, a premium example of the British first edition, only printing, in the pale blue first state dust jacket. The book contains a collection of speeches spanning the years 1928 to 1938 criticizing British foreign policy and warning prophetically of the coming danger. The world remembers the resolute war leader to whom the British turned, but it is easy to forget the years leading up to the war which Churchill spent persistent, eloquent, and largely unheeded. Churchill bibliographer Frederick Woods called this edition "probably the most crucial volume of speeches that he ever published". As testimony to the book's importance, a copy of the U.S. edition lay on "President Roosevelt's bedside table, with key passages, including an analysis of the president's peace initiative, underscored." (William Manchester's The Last Lion, Volume II, p.305). Only 5,000 copies of this first and only British impression were printed, of which only 3,381 were sold with this first state dust jacket. Here is a near-fine copy in a near-fine dust jacket. The dust jacket is entirely complete - absolutely no losses and unclipped, with the original front flap price intact. Moreover, the dust jacket shows almost no wrinkling or wear and does not suffer any of the spotting to which this edition proved prone. The sole jacket flaw of note is some toning, particularly to the spine. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. The volume beneath is likewise near-fine. The blue cloth binding is square, clean, and tight, retaining perfect unfaded color, bright spine gilt, and flawed only by two tiny corner bumps. The contents remain notably crisp with absolutely no spotting or previous ownership marks. Typical transfer browning to the half title corresponds with the dust jacket flap and confirms what the excellent binding already tells us - that this copy has always been jacketed. Though unspotted, the fore and bottom edges are age-toned. The blue-stained top edge retains uniform, if slightly dulled, color. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A107.1, Woods/ICS A44(a), Langworth p.191

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Artists in Crime

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

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        Oeuvre plastique. Peintures et dessins. Architexture *

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        The Spanish Earth

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

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        Trout

      Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, 1938 Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, 1938. First trade edition. Thick 8vo. With fly plates in color by Dr. Edgar Burke, photographs and diagrams by Charles S. Krug and Ivin Sickles. 451 pp. Original brown cloth. Fine in rare pictorial dust jacket by Edgar Burke (some wear, overall very good, loss at head of spine panel affecting "TR"). Bruns B-134; Wetzel, p. 104 ("A monumental work on the subject")

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        Out of Africa

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

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Great Contemporaries

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

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        LES MAGES HELLENISES. ZOROASTRE. Ostanès et Hystaspe d'après la tradition grecque.

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

      [Bookseller: CollectionOrientales]
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        Four Typed Letters Signed.

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

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis Inc., ABAA]
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        Three Guineas

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

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

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

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

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

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        SPRIG AND TURFY

      (Mt. Vernon, NY): (The Golden Eagle Press), n.d [1938]. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in slightly worn, Very Good chemise. Folio (9-1/4" x 12-1/4") bound in full cream cloth with a gilt decoration on the cover, gilt lettering on the spine, and silk ties. Per the colophon: "This Archetype Edition of Sprig and Turfy is not only the first but unique in the history of the printed book. It is conveniently limited to one hundred and eight copies, each containing original paintings in water color over a key plate in black, printed by S. A. Jacobs...." This is copy #49 of 108 SIGNED by the artist with his initials. Of the 15 plates, 13 are original watercolors by Roesch, an important artist of the book. For some unexplained reason, this quite stunningly illustrated children's story of a boy and his horse is not recognized in the primary reference of livres de peintres THE ARTIST & THE BOOK 1860-1960, although Roesch's later THE SONNETS TO ORPHEUS (1944), also published by The Golden Eagle Press, is listed as "one of the first modern American livres de peintres.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA ]
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