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        Biggles Flies South [3]

      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 the upper panel, brown ink dyed top edge. 8vo. True first edition 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 printed pages of text. Colour frontispiece and six black and white illustrations and a map by Howard Leigh and Jack Nicolle. Eight listed stories by W. E. Johns to the book start with The Camels are Coming and ends with Biggles Goes to War. Small ink name to the front free end paper, a little spotting to the closed paged edges, small bump to the centre of the top of the front cover. Very Good condition book in near Very Good condition price clipped dust wrapper with 20 mm piece of paper missing to the foot of the spine which extends around on to the front cover by 30 mm and disappears in to a small crease related tear, pale spine colours very slightly sun faded. Seven Oxford W. E. Johns listed books to the rear of the dust wrapper starting with Biggles Flies East and ending with Biggles Goes to War.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        The Valley of Flowers

      London: Hodder & Stoughton 1938, 1st edition. (Hardcover) xiii; 322 pp.. Very good. Tall octavo. Bound in original cream cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine. Beveled boards. Slight soiling to boards. Pages untrimmed. Coloured illustrations from photos tipped in with original glassine guards and descriptions of the photos. Neate S133 - Smythe's travels through the Garhwal Himalaya and Bhyundar Valley after he ascended Kamet. #224 of 250 limited signed copies. Smythe's only limted signed book and quite scarce..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        The Nile Basin

      nbsp;- Cario - Schindler's Press/Government Press, 1938 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Four volumes of this set of geographical publications about the Nile river. From the Ministry of Public Works, Egypt. Physical Department. Includes:Physical Department Paper No. 33, Supplement to Volume II. Measured Discharges of the Nile and its Tributaries from 1928 to 1932. Physical Department Paper No. 35, Volume V. The Hydrology of the Lake Plateau and Bahr El Jebel. Physical Department Paper No. 36, Second Supplement to Volume IV. Ten-Day Mean and Monthly Mean Discharges of the Nile and its Tributaries for the Years 1933-1937 and Normals for the period 1912-1937. Physical Department Paper No. 37, Second Supplement to Volume III. Ten-Day Mean and Monthly Mean Gauge Readings of the Nile and its Tributaries for the Years 1933-1937 and Normals for the period 1912-1937. Volume V contains numerous plates, many folding, some coloured, and many maps including two large folding to the rear. The supplements contain tables of calendars and readings. Harold Edwin Hurst (1880-1978) was a British hydrologist. Hurst's (1951) study on measuring the long-term storage capacity of reservoirs documented the presence of long-range dependence in hydrology. Much of Hurst's research was motivated by his empirical observations of the Nile. The Hurst exponent, which has been used in other fields, such as finance and cardiology, was named after him. His biography is found in the Hydrological Sciences Bulletin of December 1979. Condition: In original half cloth bindings with paper boards. Externally generally sound, although rubbed with some marks. Three hinges are slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean, some light spotting to textblock edges, marginal spotting in volume V. Small closed tear to one large folding map. Overall: GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        An Original Leaf from the Polycronicon Printed by William Caxton at Westminster in the Year 1482 [Leaf Book]

      San Francisco: Printed by the Grabhorn Press for the Book Club of California 1938, edition limited to 297 copies. () [iv], 53pp. Near fine in very good dust jacket. Large Quarto. Plain paper dust jacket over quarter cloth and maroon paper boards with Caxton's printers device in black to both boards. Bottom corners lightly rubbed, else fine. Paper label to spine. Jacket with some chips and small tears to edges and spine.. All edges uncut. With bookplates of Neal Van Sooy and Gertrude Stubblefield to front pastedown. Leaf from "Liber Primus" mounted to page [iii] with some age toning / discoloration and chipping to extremities of leaf. One initial hand-inked in red and several smaller decorations and underlining in red. A finely printed leaf book from the Grabhorn Press and the Book Club of California, featuring a leaf from William Caxton's famous English incunable, the Polychronicon. The leaf included with this copy chronicles ancient Greek history, with information on Albania, Armenia, Mt. Taurus, and the Caspian Sea. Caxton was England's first printer, and this edition of the Polychronicon was printed at Westminster in 1482. An attractively-printed leaf book with an incunable page from the celebrated press of William Caxton, augmented with a biographical essay by Benjamin Kurtz, an appraisal of Caxton as a printer by Edwin Grabhorn, and a bibliographical note by Oscar Lewis. (Disbound and Dispersed 76).

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        An Original Leaf from the First Edition of Alexander Barclay's English Translation of Sebastian Brant's Ship of Fools, Printed by Richard Pynson in 1509. [Leaf Book]

      San Francisco: David Magee 1938, edition limited to 260 copies. () [iv], 15pp. Near fine, no dust jacket. Folio. Quarter cloth over decorative paper boards. Paper label to spine. Corners lightly rubbed and some light foxing to cloth, else fine. The original leaf is tipped onto page [iii] and is in very good antiquarian condition with some age toning and spotting. One of 260 copies printed by the Grabhorn Press. A finely produced, letterpress leaf book with an original leaf from the 16th century classic, the Ship of Fools. Of the 260 copies issued, only 115 copies contain a woodcut. The woodcut on the leaf offered here depicts a man riding a lobster and calling to bird. The accompanying book contains an essay with colored reproductions of other woodcuts from the Ship of Fools. A beautiful leaf book with a illustrated example of an early English-language printed book. (Dispersed and Disbound 75).

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        ABC Nach zeichnungen

      Offenbach a.M.: Gebr. Klingspor, (c. 1938). Octavo. (26)ff. An elegant and charming alphabet, designed and illustrated by Harwerth, a member of Rudolf Koch’s workshop in Offenbach a.M. Known primarily as an illustrator, Harwerth here presents scenes of animals and plants surrounding his letters. The letters and illustrations have been beautifully hand-colored, showing painstaking detail, below which are the four-line verses by Owlglass printed in Gavotte, the only typeface designed by Rudo Spemann. Laid in is a T.L.s from Klingspor, dated December, 1950, presenting this copy. Extremely fine in pictorial boards, and housed in publisher’s slipcase, which is beginning to split along the corners of the opening.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        The Origin of Life

      The Macmillan Company, New York, 1938. Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library. Number stamped on front free endpaper. Sticker on tail spine end of jacket. Pages lightly tanned. Endpages tanned. Corners of flaps clipped. Jacket lightly soiled. Small closed tears and chipping to edges of jacket. Stamp on edges of text-block. Dust soiling to top edge of text block. Bookplate on front pastedown with pocket and circulation slip on rear endpages. Boards and jacket lightly bumped and shelf worn on corners, edges and spine ends. Foxing to the pastedowns under the jacket flap. Slight discoloration to spine cover. Stated first printing. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 141026..

      [Bookseller: The Dusty Bookshelf ]
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        FORTY ACRES AND STEEL MULES

      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.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        TYPED LETTER, SIGNED, TO EMIL LUDWIG

      London. 14 April 1938.. One page, on quarto sheet of letterhead. Ca. 125 words. Folded for mailing, two hole punch in left margin, trace of foxing, very good. Shaw writes to the Polish-born historian and journalist, then resident in Switzerland: "In journalism there is no such thing as an English gentleman. In the present rush of exciting foreign news every item is stale in two days. Pre-Anschluss news is already as hopelessly out of date as pre-war news. A fortnight ago I gave an important interview on the Russian trials. It was refused on the ground that the trials were quite forgotten. I will have to wait until somebody else is shot ...." In evident response to Ludwig's comments about another journalist, Shaw notes: "It is very annoying; but it cannot be helped until the papers have recovered from the shock of the Anschluss, though anybody might have known it was coming. Mr. White is totally forgotten whilst you still hold the field ...." Shaw closes by extending his warmest regards to "Frau Ludwig and yourself. Faithfully G. Bernard Shaw."

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        A Ship of the Line

      London: Michael Joseph,, 1938. Octavo. Original blue cloth, yellow endpapers, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Bookseller's ticket and pencilled inscription to front pastedown. Manuscript letter on Admiralty House stationery tipped-in to front free endpaper. Cloth mottled, ends of spine faded. A very good copy in the rubbed, dulled, and nicked jacket with some closed tears. First edition, first impression of the second Hornblower novel. With an autograph letter signed, on Admiralty House stationary, dated 22.7.38, tipped in, from William Henry Dudley Boyle, 12th Earl of Cork and Orrery (1873-1967), to "My dear Admiral", enjoining the recipient to read and enjoy Forester's book "herewith". Boyle was a career Navy officer from a somewhat impoverished aristocratic background, who joined the navy at the age of 12 and, after a career spanning both world wars (including involvement in the Arab Revolt with T. E. Lawrence) and taking him as far afield as China, eventually reached the rank of Admiral of the Fleet, the highest actively-serving rank, in 1938. He was much admired by Winston Churchill, Admiral Roger Keyes, and Admiral Sir Reginald Tyrwhitt, the latter two of whom petitioned for Boyle's promotion to the top-spot rank of First Sea Lord in 1937 - Boyle was, at heart, a fighting sailor, and this quality did not endear him to a government which at the time was pursuing policies of appeasement, so he did not gain that final post. It is possible that Admirals Keyes or Tyrwhitt could have been the recipient of this letter and this nautical book from this most nautical of men.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE HABIT OF EMPIRE

      Santa Fe: The Rydal Press, [1938].. Small quarto. Illustrations after drawings by Peter Hurd. Handbound by Hazel Dreis in three quarter greenish-blue morocco, with overlaid panels of tan cloth with a screen printed adaptation of Paul's Thunderbird device, gilt brown morocco spine labels. Modest rubbing at edges, usual offset from morocco turn-ins to endsheets, cloth panels a bit dust soiled and slightly discolored, but a good copy. First edition, deluxe issue, limited to only thirty numbered copies, specially bound, and signed by Horgan and Hurd. These thirty copies were intended for Christmas presentation by Esther and Chester Arthur, but not all copies were bound. This is copy #1. A modern Santa Fe rarity.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        War and Peace

      The Limited Editions Club, 1938. The Limited Editions Club first publication of WAR AND PEACE in six volumes and two slipcases (printed by the University Press in Glasgow). Translated from the Russian by Louise and Aylmer Maude with a special introduction by Aylmer Maude. Illustrated with lithographs and line drawings by Barnett Freedman. One of 1,500 numbered sets (this is # 1,280) which have been signed by illustrator Freedman and thumbed with his thumb-print on the limitation page at the end of volume 6. The books were issued without dust jackets but are covered with a cellophane-like paper -- each book is in About Fine condition, the coverings are generally Near Fine with a few tears. The slipcases retain the original labels and are Near Fine -- each is stamped "Made in Great Britain" on the bottom. Includes the original Limited Editions card announcing the publication in October, 1938. A very clean set. From the Larry Owens collection. These books are heavy and may require a postage adjustment. . Limited. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Bill Leone, Bookseller ABAA]
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        County Courthouse. An original watercolor, gouache and India ink on paper by Bishop, 6 ¾? wide x 5 ¾? high, circa 1938

      Benton 23. For three months during the winter of 1938, Bishop lived in a boarding house at 529 Whitehead Street, across the street from the Monroe County Courthouse, a two-story red brick courthouse built in 1890. In all probability this picture represents the view from the boarding house. The courthouse survives, and still appears almost unapproachably tangled up in a welter of trees, telephone poles and electrical wires

      [Bookseller: James S. Jaffe Rare Books LLC]
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        Alone

      New York: G.P. Putnam's Son 1938, 1st limited, 225 copies.. (Hardcover) 296pp. Very good. Octavo; full blue morocco, marbled boards; gilt top edge; text in blue ink. Uncut; signed by author. A very fine copy. Account of how the author, leader of the United States Antarctic Expedition, that winterered at Little America II, on the Bay of Whales 1933-35, spent 5 months alone, manning the Advanced Base, located 160 KM south of Little America on the Ross Ice Shelf. The limited edition of Byrds Alone is very scarce. 124 / 225 copies..

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        Sucker's Progress; an Informal History of Gambling in America from the Colonies to Canfield, by Herbert Asbury

      New York, Dodd, Mead & Company, 1938. 1st Edition. Previous owner's inscription to front free-endpaper. A comprehensive and entertaining history. Illustrated. Description: x, 493 p. Illus. 23 cm. Subjects: Gambling --United States. , Not price-clipped. Near fine cloth copy in a very good, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. An excellent copy. Scans on request.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Why England Slept

      New York: Wilfred Funk Inc. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION, beautifully bound, of Kennedy's first book, originally written as his senior thesis at Harvard and conceived as a follow-up to Churchill's 1938 book, While England Slept. New York: Wilfred Funk, Inc., 1940. Octavo, recent full morocco gilt. A fine copy.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHS

      New York City, NY: Museum Of Modern Art (MOMA) , 1938. First Edition. First Printing.. Hardcover. Fine/No Dust Jacket, As Issued.. New York City, NY: Museum Of Modern Art (MOMA) , 1938. Hardcover. Fine/None, As Issued. First Edition/First Printing. 200 pages. Retrospective collection of black-and-white photographs. One of the greatest photography books of the 20th century. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run of 5000 copies. There is no ISBN. The First Edition is now rare. A brilliant production by Walker Evans and MOMA: Regular-sized volume format in square shape. Black cloth boards with titles pasted on the spine, as issued. Photographs by Walker Evans. Essay by Lincoln Kirstein, one of the finest essays on photography ever written. Printed on thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, not as issued. Published on the occasion of the landmark one-man retrospective exhibition held at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in 1938. Presents Walker Evans&#39; kaleidoscopic body of work, which captured for posterity Depression-Era America, a time of immense change, upheaval, and historic significance. "More than any other artist, Walker Evans invented the images of essential America that we have long since accepted as fact, and his work has influenced not only modern photography but also literature, film, and the visual arts. Captures scenes of America in the early 1930&#39;s. Photographing in New England or Louisiana, watching a Cuban political funeral or a Mississippi flood, working cautiously so as to disturb nothing in the normal atmosphere of the average place can be considered a kind of disembodied, burrowing eye, a conspirator against time and its hammers" (Publisher&#39;s blurb). The MOMA re-presented the original exhibition to the public in Summer 2013 to celebrate the collection&#39;s 75th Anniversary, and noted that the photographs, which speak for themselves, have lost none of their power and relevance. An absolute "must-have" title for Walker Evans collectors. <b><i> This title is a modern photography classic. This is one of very few copies of the true First Edition/First Printing still available online and despite its imperfections (slight browning of page edges and missing DJ) is still in near-fine condition: Every internal page is clean, crisp, and bright. Copies available online command as much as $10, 000 even though every single copy has major flaws. This is a lovely and accessible alternative. A rare copy thus. </b></i> 87 plates. "American Photographs" is now widely regarded as one of the greatest photography books ever published. A near-fine collectible copy. .

      [Bookseller: Modern Rare]
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        SIOUX INDIAN PAINTING PART I. PAINTINGS OF THE SIOUX AND OTHER TRIBES OF THE GREAT PLAINS. [with:] PART II. THE ART OF AMOS BAD HEART BUFFALO

      Nice, France: C. Szwedzicki, [1938].. Two separate portfolios. 15; 10pp. of text in parallel English and French, plus fifty plates (many in color) on individual sheets. Folio. Text and illustrations laid in original cloth portfolio with illustrated front cover, string-tied. Some slight wear to extremities of each portfolio. Plates all fine. Overall a very good, clean set. One of 400 numbered sets, signed and numbered by the publisher. Comprised of letterpress introductions and notes by Hartley Burr Alexander, accompanied by fifty folio plates printed via gravure and the pouchoir process (twenty-five plates per volume). These are two of the most desirable of all the lavish Szwedzicki folios. The beautiful plates depict the artwork of a number of Sioux, Shoshone, and Kiowa artists (e.g. Kills Two, Amos Bad Heart Buffalo, Pretty Hawk, Chief Washakie, and Silver Horn). The second portfolio contains artwork exclusively by Amos Bad Heart Buffalo, including a series of famous scenes from the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Seventeen of the twenty-five plates in the second part relate entirely to the Custer battle, and others to the Wounded Knee massacre. When the drawings were reproduced in 1967 in A PICTOGRAPHIC HISTORY OF THE OGLALA SIOUX, they were singled out as a Custer "Highspot." Szwedzicki also produced portfolios of Kiowa Indian art and Pueblo art, all published in a similar format in the south of France in the 1930s. These portfolios have become rather uncommon due to cannibalization over the years, and it has been suggested that some sets were destroyed during World War II. A beautiful and important collection of 19th-century American Indian art. LUTHER HIGHSPOT 105.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        THE POTTER&#39;S HOUSE

      Muscatine, Iowa: Prairie Press, 1938. Near fine (very slight edgewear, two or three tiny soil spots on the covers, previous owner&#39;s bookplate and giver&#39;s inscription on front pastedown) limited edition. This is a beautifully printed special edition, limited to 490 copies. Gray cloth over boards with gilt wording on spine. Rare. Beautiful copy, NOT ex-library.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover.

      [Bookseller: Barbara Bilson, Books]
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        OEUVRE PLASTIQUE PEINTURES ET DESSINS ARCHITECTURE

      Paris: Editions Albert Morance, [ca. 1938].. Quarto. Printed wrappers. Illustrations and plates. Accompanied by a separate suite of forty loose plates (including four original color lithographs, and several others highlighted in color pochoir, or reproduced via other color processes). The whole enclosed in pictorial cloth-back board portfolio, with ribbon ties. A deaccessioned institutional duplicate: the folder is quite rubbed and the cloth spine defective; the spine of the text volume is chipped and the glue dried out, there are two stamps on the contents page and vestiges of a removed pocket inside the rear wrapper; the plates are very good, but have pencil shelf numbers and denotation &#39;copy 2&#39; on the verso, and lack the paper sleeve. A sound, useable reference set, priced accordingly. First edition of this attractive overview of Le Corbusier&#39;s work to date, preceded by a prefatory essay by Jean Badovici. The tipped in slip indicating that specially printed versions of the lithographs were separately available, limited to one hundred numbered copies, is not present in this copy.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        XXe Siecle Chroniques Du Jour. 1re Annee No. 3 Juillet-Aout-Septembre 1938

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

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        BEING GENIUSES TOGETHER

      London: Secker & Warburg, 1938 First edition. First binding. 8vo, pp. 373. Gilt stamped blue cloth. Blue topstain. McAlmon&#39;s important modernist memoir of expatriate Paris. Reminiscences of the seminal Contact Press & Paris Literary Life of the 1920&#39;s. Certainly his scarcest book rarely seen in dustwrapper. A superior copy, fine in the dustwrapper which shows a little light use [one small chip at the bottom of the front panel]. In a custom collector&#39;s clamshell case. lovely. Cyril Connolly once wrote: "It&#39; is not just the famous books which are hard to find. Several million books of 1938, 1939 and 1940 perished in the Blitz.hence the rarity of Beckett&#39;s "Murphy", MacNeice&#39;s "Yeats" and McAlmon&#39;s "Being Geniuses Together".". 1st Edition.

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        The Heart of the Master.

      London: Privately issued by the O. T. O., 1938.. FIRST EDITION. Small octavo pp. 40, [8 ads.] Publisher's yellow buckram, title and A.'.A.'. seal stamped in dark purple to upper, with original glassine wrapper. A little light spotting to edges, but essentially a fine copy. The glassine wrapper is a little chipped and creased, with some loss to the rear lower corner and a curved tear to upper left corner. From the collection of A. E. Richardson, a student of Crowley's in the late 1920s and early 30s. First published in German as part of the Pansophia journal and as a separate off print in 1925. Uncommon in this condition and truly rare with the (previously unrecorded) glassine wrapper. Yorke [64]

      [Bookseller: Blair Cowl Occult & Esoterica]
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        LISTEN! THE WIND

      New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1938). First Edition. Hardcover. Spine a little sunned. Near Fine in a Very Good or better dustwrapper with a small chip at the top front near the spine. SIGNED on the half-title page by the author and by her husband, Charles A. Lindbergh, who wrote the foreword.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        ICONCLASS INDEXES ITALIAN PRINTS.

      4 voll in bross., cm 24x16, vol. I: Early Italian Engravings, an iconographic index to A.M. Hind. Early Italian Engraving, London 1938-1948, by Van Straten R., pp 281; vol. II: Marcantonio Raimondi and his school, an iconographic index to A. Bartsch, Le Peintre Graveur, vols 14,15 and 16 by Van Straten R., pp 654; vol. III: Antonio Tempesta and his time, an iconographic index to A. Bartsch, Le Peintre Graveur, vols 12,17 and 18 by Van Straten R. with assistance of Laupichler F., pp 566; vol. IV: The Seventeenth Century, an iconographic index to A. Bartsch, Le Peintre Graveur, vols 19,20 and 21 by Van Straten R., pp 653.

      [Bookseller: Editoriale Umbra]
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        Third Presidential Cruise of the U. S.S. Houston, 1938

      N.p.: Printed on board the U.S.S. Houston, 1938 - The very scarce printed memorial, printed on board the ship, of FDR's Third Presidential Cruise on the USS Houston, from the July 14 to August 9, 1938, on his way to the Galapagos Islands (FDR was the first U.S. President to visit them). In the introduction to the booklet, one of the editors records that "Shortly after the cruise commenced certain members of the HOUSTON personnel conceived the idea of publishing a book which would relate graphically all of the interesting incidents happening on board our ship - We trust that the following pages will keep alive fond memories of a happy cruise with as grand a shipmate it has ever been our privilege to meet." There are numerous photos of Roosevelt with the crew and the Presidential party, shots of the Galapagos and its strange fauna, and a good deal of wit and raillery in the text and photos directed toward the "pollywogs" on the part of the "shellbacks" in anticipation of the approaching traditional ceremony of "crossing the line." The ship called at Cocos Island and the log records successful sport fishing for sailfish in those waters. The U.S.S. Houston was sunk during the war. A wonderfully light-hearted and very scarce piece for the FDR collector, at a time when the clouds of a world war were gathering on the horizon (ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D.) 4to. Illustrated from photographs by R.B. Thompson. 75 pp. Original printed wrappers, printed in gold. Fine copy, in custom blue cloth clamshell box. OCLC 11563735 (3 copies); not in Halter [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS): "Even as Sherman's hordes struck at the gates of Atlanta in a long-past July, so do the hordes of summer visitors invade us this month

      Atlanta, GA, 11 July 1938. Letter. Normal mailing creases. Fine with the original typed envelope. Fine single-spaced 2-1/2-page letter of @800 words with an 18-word holograph postscript on Mitchell's stationery to Herschel Brickell, a noted book reviewer from Mississippi who served on the New York Herald Tribune book section and who, at the time of this correspondence, was a reviewer for the New York Evening Post. Mitchell begins by stating how happy she is to be back home: "One of the most welcome sights I ever saw was the bright blaze of the mid-afternoon Georgia sun.... I must be like Georgia cotton--need red dirt and hot, dry weather." She also writes a poignant paragraph about her husband staying behind to comfort a friend who had just lost his wife: "I can't help wondering how people manage to live through such things." She concludes with her disgust at being famous: "Even as Sherman's hordes struck at the gates of Atlanta in a long-past July, so do the hordes of summer visitors invade us this month.... Father summed it up when he remarked on how strange it was that there were millions of people anxious to go where they were not wanted and were not invited." Her manuscript postscript mentions how she lost her copyright case in the Dutch court and is appealing. SIGNED "Margaret" in ink by Mitchell. All of the letters to Brickell that we have seen were signed by Mitchell either as "Margaret" or as "M," an indication of the personal relationship she had with him. Not in Richard Harwell's MARGARET MITCHELL'S "GONE WITH THE WIND" LETTERS, though many others to Brickell are.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Wall-Paintings of India, Central Asia and Ceylon

      Boston: The Merrymount Press, 1938. Number 22 of a 500 copy Limited Edition. VERY GOOD+. Folding portfolio with softcover book plus the complete set of 30 loose color plates. The book provides a Comparative Study by Benjamin Rowland, Jr. with a Foreword by A. Townshend Johnson, an essay "The Nature of Buddhist Art" by Ananda K, Coomaraswamy, 6 black and white photographic plates, and descriptions of the sources for each of the color plates. It contains the hand-numbered limitation page. The color plates were rendered by F. Bailey Vanderhoef, Jr. Image areas measure approximately 10 x 7-1/4". Plates are clean, bright and near fine. They are lightly edge toned (Plate 1 slightly darker); toning affects a narrow strip of outer margins only, not close to the artwork. The folio-sized book is bound in a gray paper wrapper, titled on front in black. Text has faint marginal toning with minor dampstain at top edge at gutter but pages are otherwise clean and fine , totally unmarked. Wrapper lightly toned along spine and there is an indentation and rust residue from paperclip (now removed) at top front edge; binding is sturdy and secure, no creasing to spine. Book and plates are encased in a folding portfolio of gray cloth over boards with red orange cloth spine strip, red orange lettering and cloth ties. The inside of the front panel is lined with a black and white reproduction of medieval map of the Eastern hemisphere, centered on the Indian Ocean. Portfolio is lightly soiled/age-darkened, cloth at foot of spine frayed; remains of what appears to have been a white paper label at bottom of back board, a bit on bottom edge for front board, can be removed. Scarce. Book is 11 x 14"; xiv + 94 pages. 30 loose color plates. Numbered Limited Edition. Portfolio. Very Good+. 4to.

      [Bookseller: Knickerbocker Books]
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        The Unvanquished

      New York: Random House, 1938. First Edition. Limited Issue, one of 250 numbered copies signed by the author. Octavo (21cm); vertical patterned paper over boards, quarter-bound in red cloth, with titles and rule stamped in gilt on spine; top edge gilt; 293pp; illus. Spine slightly sunned, with light wear to paper on lower corner tips; very Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        The Unvanquished. Review Copy

      NY: Random House (1938). 1st ed., 1938. Drawings by Edward Shenton. 8vo. 293 pp. Original blue-grey cloth stamped in navy and orange. Publisher&#39;s Advance Review Copy with slip laid in. This is a near fine book in a somewhat spine toned DJ with shallow edge wear at the spinal extremities. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

      [Bookseller: Thomas Dorn ABAA]
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        The Unvanquished

      Random House, 1938. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Random House, New York 1938. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Printing on the copyright page with no additional printings listed. In the first issue jacket priced at $2.50 at the front flap. Gray Cloth boards. Drawings by Edward Shenton. {ref: Petersen A18a}. Book Condition: Very Good+, clean boards and spine, minor sunning at the spine,

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        Breviarium romanum ex decreto sacrosancti concilii tridentini restitutum s. pii v pontificis maximi

      Taurinorum augustae, 1938. in12 Broché

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        The Sky Bandits

      Published by The Ace Publishing Co. 32 Bloomsbury Street, London circa edition not stated [First Edition was 1938]. circa 1938. - Hard back binding in publisher's original terracotta cloth covers, black lettering to the spine. Thick 8vo 7½'' x 5¼'' 223 printed pages of text with four single-sided monochrome illustrations on coated paper. Ink name to the front free end paper, page margins slightly age tanned. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition illustrated dust wrapper with 10 mm chip across the top of the spine affecting 'E' of 'The', small chip to the bottom corners of the spine, spine colours a little sun faded, not price clipped 5s. Dust wrapper supplied in archival acetate film protection. Member of the P.B.F.A. STORIES FOR BOYS [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        The Scarlet Squadron

      Published by The Ace Publishing Co. 32 Bloomsbury Street, London circa 1938 edition not stated [First Edition was 1938]. circa 1938. Hard back binding in publisher&#39;s original bottle green cloth covers, black lettering to the spine. Thick 8vo 7½&#39;&#39; x 5¼&#39;&#39; 222 [2 page catalogue] printed pages of text with four single-sided monochrome illustrations on coated paper by Howard Leigh. Ink name to the front free end paper. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition Howard Leigh illustrated dust wrapper with a small piece of paper missing to the bottom of the spine affecting &#39;Publ&#39; of &#39;Publishing&#39; and removing &#39;Co&#39; almost completely, small chips to the corners, spine colours sun faded, not price clipped 5s. Dust wrapper supplied in archival acetate film protection. Member of the P.B.F.A.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        The Sky Bandits

      Published by The Ace Publishing Co. 32 Bloomsbury Street, London circa 1938 edition not stated [First Edition was 1938]. circa 1938. Hard back binding in publisher&#39;s original terracotta cloth covers, black lettering to the spine. Thick 8vo 7½&#39;&#39; x 5¼&#39;&#39; 223 printed pages of text with four single-sided monochrome illustrations on coated paper. Ink name to the front free end paper, page margins slightly age tanned. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition illustrated dust wrapper with 10 mm chip across the top of the spine affecting &#39;E&#39; of &#39;The&#39;, small chip to the bottom corners of the spine, spine colours a little sun faded, not price clipped 5s. Dust wrapper supplied in archival acetate film protection. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Sezione Fotocinematografica dell'Esposizione Universale di Roma. Gruppo di nove fotografie.

      Subject: (Architettura - Fascismo). Roma, 1938, foto in nero di cm. 24 x 18 con didascalie dattiloscritte su foglietti applicati al retro (stati del terrno, cave di pozzolana (Anfiteatro Rocchi), lavori di sbancamento, Palazzo degli uffici stato dei lavori al 7/7/38, veduta aerea planimetrica dell' E42, veduta aerea di Roma e della Zona EUR, plastico dell'espansione di Roma al mare. Tutti con al retro la sigla C.V.T. (Carlo Vittorio Testi). Unita un cartolina postale dell'EUR del 1954, viaggiata.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        1939 AMERICAN BLOCK PRINT CALENDAR. (Original Woodcut "Flame" by Rockwell Kent)

      Milwaukee:: Gutenberg,, 1938. First Edition. Near Fine. A Near Fine First Edition First Printing. Closed marginal tear 4 pp. Not effecting images or text. Binding is 1/8 " balsa wood covers and bound with two metal posts. Illustrated with 22 full-page woodcuts, all but two in black and white. These original woodcuts include: "Yemenite Beggar" by Todros Geller; "Oregon Town" by Charles Heaney; "Deserted" by Bernice Jamieson; "Delaware River at Shawnee" by Warren B. Mack; "Street Crime" by Joseph Alderkauski; "Flame" by Rockwell Kent; "Indian Pony" by Howard Thomas; "Gloomy Sunday" by George Barford; "Aquarium" an Op-Art woodcut in orange by Josef Albers. Woodcut printed on front cover is "Hillside Creek" by Birger Sandzen. 4to. Rare.

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        An Original Leaf from the Polycronicon Printed by William Caxton at Westminster in the Year 1482 [Leaf Book]

      San Francisco: Printed by the Grabhorn Press for the Book Club of California 1938, edition limited to 297 copies. () [iv], 53pp. Near fine. Large Quarto. Quarter cloth over maroon paper with Caxton&#39;s printers device in black to both boards. Paper label to spine. Boards just lightly rubbed, else fine. All edges uncut. With bookplate of Henry R. Wagner to front pastedown. Leaf from "Liber Septimus" mounted to page [iii] with some minor age toning and chipping to extremities of leaf. One large initial hand-inked in red and one smaller initial in red. With 4 page prospectus for the book laid in. A finely printed leaf book from the Grabhorn Press and the Book Club of California, featuring a leaf from William Caxton&#39;s famous English incunable, the Polychronicon. The leaf included with this copy chronicles the late 11th / learly 12th century with information on King Henry the 1st and King David of Scotland and their contemporaries. Caxton was England&#39;s first printer, and this edition of the Polychronicon was printed at Westminster in 1482. An attractively-printed leaf book with an incunable page from the celebrated press of William Caxton, augmented with a biographical essay by Benjamin Kurtz, an appraisal of Caxton as a printer by Edwin Grabhorn, and a bibliographical note by Oscar Lewis. (Disbound and Dispersed 76).

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        The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Complete 13 Volume Set, covering the years 1928-1945

      New York: Random House, Macmillan, Harper. 1938-1950. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. First editions, published from 1938-1950. Published by Random House, Macmillan and Harpers. Complete 13 volume set, large bluish gray cloth 8vo&#39;s. First 5 volumes lacking their dust jackets. 1935 has a light tidemark toward the upper edge of the pages at the crease, throughout. Otherwise, all volumes are in near fine condition, some with areas of dusting on the edges. 1937 DJ is fair-- heavily taped and worn; others are G to VG with rubbing to corners and the usual wear. Complete set with very bright, clean contents. A great scholar&#39;s collection. Because of the weight of the set, additional shipping charges will be required. Subtitles as follows: 1928-1932: The Genesis of the New Deal; 1933: The Year of Crisis; 1934: The Advance of Recovery and Reform; 1935: The Court Disapproves; 1936: The People Approve; 1937: The Constitution Prevails; 1938: The Continuing Struggle for Liberalism; 1939: War-- and Neutrality; 1940: War-- and Aid to Democracies; 1941: The Call to Battle Stations; 1942: Humanity on the Defensive; 1943: The Tide Turns; 1944-45: Victory and the Threshold of Peace.

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        THE YEARLING. Signed

      New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1938 First Edition of Rawling&#39;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&#39;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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        Nymphe se Peignant"

      1938. (1)ff. From a planned edition of thirty copies, Christopher Buckland Wright records that only six prints were actually pulled from the block. Signed, titled, and numbered by the artist, John Buckland Wright. An original wood engraving of a nude sitting with her legs drawn up, combing her hair. The composition of her body fills the entire space, and stars are visible in one corner. A second state of this design was used for the invitations to John Buckland Wright&#39;s exhibition at Dietrich & Cie in 1938. Print measures 2 1/4 by 2 inches. Fine, in a mat measuring 15 3/4 by 11 inches.

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

      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.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        UNCLE TOM'S CABIN

      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1938. Hardcover. Mild sunning to spine and very faint rubbing to spine tips and fore-edge of slip case. Just about Fine in a close to Fine slipcase. Uncommon thus. Miguel Covarrubias. Quarto (7-1/2" x 10-1/2") bound in half brown morocco with morocco corners and marbled boards; 348 pages. Introduction by Raymond Weaver. Copy #403 of 1500 illustrated with 16 powerful lithographs drawn on the stone by Miguel Covarrubias and SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Run Masked

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY 1938 - (full book description) Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY, 1938. 1st Edition 1st Printing, Fine-/VG-, Hard Cover, w/Dust Jacket. Size=6."x8.", 330pgs. Stated "First Edition." Faint foxing dirt scuffs on DJ rear cover, foxing at DJ rear fore-edge and on inside of DJ, 1/4" DJ tear foot of spine, o.w. clean, bright and tight. No ink names, bookplates,etc. DJ design by Miguel Covarrubias. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ed Conroy Bookseller]
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