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      New York, (1938): Random House., 1938 Dinesen, Isak. (Karen Blixen). OUT OF AFRICA. New York: Random House, (1938). "I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong hills." First American Edition of Isak Dinesen's superlative memoir of her years in Africa. 8vo. 389 pp. A near fine copy in gilt-lettered 1/4 glossy black over burnt orange cloth with a gilt flamingo illustration, dark green clean topstain, in a very good or better, spine modestly toned, properly priced imaginative pictorial dustwrapper that has had a bit of expert archival restoration at the spine extremities. A nice example. Custom TBCL embossed slipcase in fine condition. Adapted into the captivating 1985 Academy Award-winning film winning five Oscars, with Meryl Streep & Robert Redford, directed by Sidney Pollack. . First Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Out of Africa

      New York: Random House, 1938.. First American edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed on the dedication page by the author "Isak Dinesen/ Karen Blixen/ Je Responderai/ February 1958". Barbara Howes and William Jay Smith (bookplate to pastedown, additionally signed by Howes on front flyleaf). Also laid in is a note signed "Karen Blixen" to Mrs. Barbara (Howes) Smith, on the verso of a portrait card, thanking her gift of a book by Dorothy Canfield (who wrote the introduction to Out of Africa). The poet Barbara Howes visited Karen Blixen/Isak Dinesen at her home, Rungstedlund, in Denmark in 1958. The next year, her husband, the poet William Jay Smith, introduced Dinesen at the Poetry Center of the 92nd St. Y in New York, where she gave three readings to packed houses. William Jay Smith later wrote the introduction for the 1983 book "The Pact: My Friendship with Isak Dinesen". The Howes read this book, with the cloth showing considerable wear, stil a good copy in a very good dust jacket with some chips to the spine. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box. Inscribed first editions are exceptionally rare.

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      New York, (1938): Random House., 1938 Dinesen, Isak. (Karen Blixen). OUT OF AFRICA. New York: Random House, (1938). "I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong hills." First American Edition of Isak Dinesen's superlative memoir of her years in Africa. 8vo. 389 pp. A near fine copy in gilt-lettered 1/4 glossy black over burnt orange cloth with a gilt flamingo illustration, dark green clean topstain, in a very good or better, spine modestly toned, properly priced imaginative pictorial dustwrapper that has had a bit of expert archival restoration at the spine extremities. A nice example. Custom TBCL embossed slipcase in fine condition. Adapted into the captivating 1985 Academy Award-winning film winning five Oscars, with Meryl Streep & Robert Redford, directed by Sidney Pollack. . First Edition.

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        Out of Africa

      New York: Random House 1938, 1st Edition. () ix, 389pp. Near fine in very good dust jacket. Octavo. Black coated cloth binding with gilt lettering and decoration on spine (light bumping to ends of spine and top corners of the boards). Boards covered in rich orange cloth with gilt bird illustration on front board. The endpapers and text block are clean and tight. The top edge of the text block is deep green and the long outer edge is roughly trimmed. In dust jacket, not price clipped. Jacket shows illustration of a tree with many animals and is lightly worn at edges. The jacket has some light rubbing and soiling- a small amount of professional restoration has been done to it. A fantastic copy. Dinesen (1885-1962) born in Denmark, was "married to her cousin, Baron Bror von Blixen-Finecke, in 1914. They ran a coffee plantation in Kenya, which she continued to manage after her divorce; the story of this failed enterprise is told in Out of Africa. Written after her return to Denmark in 1931" (Drabble, 109) Pseudonym of Karen Blixen. .

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        Land of the Free

      New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1938. First Edition. Small quarto (23cm). Tan cloth boards, lettered blue; 93pp; illus. dustjacket. Review copy, with review stamp on front endpaper. Bernarda Bryson Shahn's copy, with her signature on front endpaper and ink note above publisher's stamp: "Please Return to Bernarda B. Shahn." A worn copy; covers soiled and toned, with split to cloth at spine; contents a little shaken; Good. & & Macleish's book-length poem, illustrated with 88 photographs by FSA photographers, is among the high points of Depression-era photobooks. 88 leaves of plates, each with accompanying text by MacLeish on facing page. Of the 88 photographs, there are four by Shahn; the majority are by Dorothea Lange. One assumes that the Shahns were on the distribution list for advance copies by virtue of Ben's association with the project; whether they in fact penned a review of the bookis unknown. In any case, a notable association copy. AUER 270. PARR/BADGER, v.1, p.270.

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        SKETCH BOOK of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

      London, Collins, (1938).. FIRST EDITION (1938), 300 x 235 mm, 12" x 9", buff cloth lettered brown, illustrated endpapers, no pagination. 12 wonderful colour plates for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, mounted on brown art paper, each with captioned guard, many pencil sketches. Lower corner of upper cover very slightly bumped, small faint discoloured patch top edge of upper cover, neat ink name and date (1939) at top of front endpaper. Occasional slight very pale foxing, mainly in upper margin and not affecting colour plates, slight crease to lower corner of 1 colour plate. Otherwise near Fine in good DUSTWRAPPER (dw: spine slightly darkened, slight pink stain at foot of upper hinge, 15 mm (¾") pale grey stain at lower edge of upper panel, small chips to head of spine and corners, 15 mm chip at lower corner of upper panel, tail of spine very slightly worn, flap folds slightly eroded, with a few tiny holes on lower fold, a couple on upper fold which also has a 30 mm (1½") split at foot, few slight soil marks to lower panel which is also slightly dusty). This title was never published in the U.S.A. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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      Munich, Germany, 1938. Quite a rare letter addressed to Heinrich Himmler and signed by Karl Jung; bearing the stamp of the SS main office. Jung sends notice to Heinrich Himmler that he is travelling to Italy and will be there a week at the Italian Acadamy for the Volta Conference. He then plans to travel again to the Italian Island Group and meet again with the Governor in Munich on 20, Oct. 1938. Jung was a high ranking political leader and an honorary member of the SS. Housed in a very special cloth and leather clamshell case.. Signed by Author. Very Good.

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      In-16 gr., brossura, pp. 187. Ventesimo volume della collezione 'Letteratura', si compone di duecento copie numerate da 1 a 200. Inoltre ne venne stampata una tiratura fuori serie. Il nostro esemplare fa parte della tiratura fuori serie. Prima edizione. In buono stato (good copy).

      [Bookseller: Libreria La Bottega delle Occasioni]
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        EARLY ITALIAN ENGRAVING. A Critical Catalogue with Complete Reproduction of all Prints Described... Published for M. Knoedler &Company, New York by Bernard Quaritch... London 1938.

      7 voll. Splendida ril. in tela, titolo e tagli sup. in oro, cm 33x26, Voll I-IV: Florentine Engravings and Anonymous Prints of other Schools, Vol. I: Catalogue, pp XXVI, 345, Voll. II-IV: Plates, 714 ill. in 488 pregevoli tavole; Vol. V-VII: Know Masters other than Florentine Monogrammists and Anonymous, Vol. V: Catalogue, XII, 347, Voll VI-VII: Plates, 692 ill. in 431 pregevoli tavole Ex libris City of Liverpool Public Libraries ( N.B: l?opera risulta regolarmente dismessa). Edizione in 275 copie per la vendita e in 30 fuori commercio, la nostra è il n.154. Ottimo esemplare.

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        The postage stamps of New Zealand.

      Philatelic Society of New Zealand, 1938. 678pp + 2 loose plates on photographic paper. 1st ltd. ed., no 608 of 1000 copies, fine in worn original quarter calf with some damage to top of spine. Handbook covering the stamp issues to 1936 also back of the book issues and proofs and essays.

      [Bookseller: Pennymead Books]
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        SKETCH BOOK. Wrapper title: Walt Disney's Sketch - Book of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

      (60) pages nearly all illustrated in black & white. 12 mounted colour plates.Original cloth. Full colour pictorial dust-wrapper. First Edition. A fine copy that has a few light marks and some very slight chipping to the wrapper. This title was not published in the United States.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Zur Theorie der Emission langwelliger Lichtquanten.

      Nicola Zanichelli, Bologna 1938, XVI. 22 pages. Orig. cover. Cover with slight edgewear, especially to the spine. Archive number in pen on the upper corner of the front cover. Enclosed is a single leaf with handwritten physics notes in pencil.. Pauli und Fierz was working together in Zürich from 1936. ** Inscribed by Pauli: 'An [Niels] Bohr mit Vielen Grüssen'. After a series of lectures in Göttingen in 1921 (the so-called Bohr-Festspiele), Bohr asked the 21-year old Pauli to come to Copenhagen and study at his institute. Pauli was there for a year (1922-23) and remained in close contact with Bohr for the rest of his life. Pauli won the Nobel Price in Physics in 1945

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      Signed in pencil. 1938. Image size 179 x 125 mm. A fine impression. Unmounted. Price is subject to VAT at the current rate.

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        Le Diner.

      Förlaga i blyerts till etsningen med samma namn, signerad och daterad 1938. Bladets storlek 19,5 x 23,5 cm, teckningen (14,5 x 18,5 cm) inom enkel ramlinje. Litteratur: Jfr Nils Lindgren, Bertil Bull Hedlund (1952), s. 125 f, etsningen av­bildas på s. 126; nr 113 i förteckningen.. Etsningen avhandlas av Nils Lindgren i avsnittet om Gastronomi och exlibris: "Från Frankrikevistelsen 1938 härstammar 'Le Diner'. Här är det paret från 'Wienervals I' eller 'Sommarnatt', som återkommer i en ny inkarnation, desillusionerat när det gäller kärleken och kampen för tillvaron men med känslan för bordets nöjen förstorad. Karakteristiken är gjord med nålvass skärpa, och en rad lysande ljusglober understryker kraftigt bladets svart och vitt-verkan" (s. 125 f, avbildad s. 126; nr 113 i förteckningen)

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

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

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        T E Lawrence to His Biographers

      U KFaber 1938. Signed Limited Edition No 37 of 500 Signed by Robert Graves and Liddell Hart Two Volumes Both FINE FINE in Slipcase

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        Die Volks-Illustrierte, Jahrgang 1938. No. 1-41. January-October 1938.

      40 (of 41) issues in 1 binding (complete run for the year 1938), Prag/Praha/Prague 1938. Folio (37,5x26,5 cm). Contemporary brown half-calf bindning. Frontpages of no. 8, 27 + 39 missing. No. 26 bound in wrong place. No. 40 & 41 bound in wrong range (41-40). With 12 full-page photomontages by John Heartfield. Well-preserved copy.. Scarce. The weekly German-language left-wing paper Die Volks-Illustrierte was the exiled continuation of the German Socialist publication AIZ (Arbeiter Illustrierte Zeitung). For obvious reasons, the editorial staff fled to Prague in the early spring of 1933 and continued the publication under a new name and with much lesser print run until October 1938. ** The 1938 annual contains a range of outstanding anti-Nazi photomontages by John Heartfield, among others the highly prophetic "Das ist das Heil, das sie bringen" with the true meaning of the Hitler salute."*** John Heartfield (1891-1968) was born as Helmut Herzfeld and changed his name during WWI in reaction to the Anglofobia of wartime Germany. He became a leading figure in the Dada movement but got his everlasting reputation through his left-wing, anti-Nazi photomontages. He fled from Prague in October 1938

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        Noyaux et Faisdeaux Du Cerveau Humain Nuclei and Nerve Tracts in the Human Brain

      France: Georges Thomas, 1938.. First Edition. Boards. Good Plus/No Jacket. 12 ½ x 9 ½ Inches Signed by Co Author Hardcover Hardcover fold out document holder with 49 photographic plates of the human brain, these plates are 9 inches by 6½ inches and pasted on to a fold over seet with clear overlays going over them giving reference numbers which are explained on page opposite. Descriptions and short amount of text are in English, French, German and Italian. There SHOULD be 50 PLATES but number 24 is missing. Plates are in overall clean condition just some occasional light foxing to paper they are pasted on , Outer covers are a little dusty with age and a little worn on edges with some small splits. Top right corner has handwritten INSCRIPTION by EUGENE LUDWIG A Monsieur Le Professeur A B Appleton hommage affectaeax E Ludwig. HEAVY BOOK 2-2Kg with packing EXTRA POSTAGE REQUIRED FOR OVERSEAS. A nice copy especially with inscription SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.

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        The Hobbit

      Houghton Mifflin Company Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1938. First. First American edition, second state (or printing) with the publisher's flute-player device on the title page. Boards a trifle soiled, else near fine without the dustwrapper. The first book set in Tolkien's Middle Earth, a prelude to The Lord of the Rings, and the point of introduction to the richest and most popular mythology ever conceived by a single individual. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Three Guineas (First UK Edition)

      Hogarth Press 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.

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        Die Abenteuer des Juden Tate. Karikaturenbuch des Deutschen Volksblattes.

      Mit zahlr. Illustrationen. 64 S. Illustr. Orig.-Umschlag. Polunbi 1685. - Antisemiticum, herausgegeben vom Verleger des Wiener "Deutschen Volksblattes", gezeichnet von Fritz Hinterleitner. Die Verwaltung des "Volksblattes" befand sich pikanterweise in der Hetzgasse im 3. Wiener Bezirk. - Umschlag etwas angestaubt. Gering fleckig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Antigone Tragédie mise en français par André Bonnard et illustrée par Hans Erni.

      104 S. en feuilles. avec 14 eaux fortes (13 en pleine page) Broché, couverture illustrée rempliée, sous chemise et étui No.5 des 30 ex.imprimé sur papier pure chiffon à la main, au filigrane de la fleur de lin, du Moulin Favier à Lagat, avec une suite sur chine. signée par Erni et Gonin (après la maquette et 10 ex.avec un cuivre barré et avant les 189 les 30 ex.h.c.). - Etat de neuf. [2 Warenabbildungen bei]

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      London: Limited Editions Club, 1938. Hardcover. There is no wrinkling to the covers of the wrappers volume and none of the internal foxing so typical to this volume. The glassine is present with a few small tears and slight loss. The spine of the cloth volume is sunned. Close to Fine in a Near Fine slipcase with a little edgewear. Andre Derain and Aubrey Beardsley. Two quarto volumes (8" x 11"). The first volume in black wrappers is the French original illustrated by Andre Derain with gouache drawings on black paper reproduced through the pochoir process and SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. The other volume in gilt-decorated cloth is the English translation by Lord Alfred Douglas with illustrations from the first edition by Aubrey Beardsley including four omitted from the original. Of a total edition of 1500 copies SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page, this is one of only 15 Presentation Copies with the publisher's blindstamp attesting to such on the colophon page where instead of a number the initials "G.M." are handwritten. Acquired directly from the publisher's files, and most likely the publisher George Macy's very own copy.

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

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

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        The Unvanquished

      New York: Random House New York: Random House, 1938. First edition, limited to 250 copies signed by the author. Drawings by Edward Shenton. Original publisher's cloth-backed patterned boards. From the library of Hogarth scholar, Ronald Paulson, bearing his bookplate to the front pastedown. An excellent copy, spine very slightly faded, a few small stains to endpaper, else a fine copy of one of the author's scarcers signed limited editions.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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        La Nausée. Roman.

      Paris, Gallimard, (1938). Bound uncut with the original printed wrappers, also the back-strip, in a very nice, elegant black half morocco binding with dark red marbled paper over boards. Housed in a dark red marbled paper slip-case with black morocco edges. Binding signed to bottom of inside of front board: "J-P Miguet". Backstrip mounted and with a few repairs, far from affecting lettering, otherwise a very fine copy indeed. Gilt super ex libris to inside of front board.. A magnificent double-presentation-copy of the first edition (issue unknown) of Sartre's first book, a canonical work of existentialism. Of the first edition, 63 numbered copies appeared, and an unknown number of copies for regular sale. According to Contat & Rybalka, several reimpressions appeared, varying a bit in format and number of pages ("Nombreuses réimpressions, dont le format et le nombre de pages varient quelque peu."). The present copy has the 223 pp. (as the numbered copies), and the imprint "Paris, 5-4-1938" (the numbered copies were released for sale on March 23rd 1938). The present copy is inscribed (and signed) twice by Sartre, both times on the half-title, first around the time of the appearance of the work, and then again decades later. The first inscription reads: "A Jean Jansion/ en souvenir d'une conversation/ sur la liberté. Cordialement/ JP Sartre", and the second reads: "A M. Fortin/ en souvenir d'une autre/ conversation/ JP Sartre". The first being in his early, somewhat neater handwriting, and the second in his later, larger and looser characteristic handwriting. The present copy was originally given by Sartre to Jean Jansion (who was killed by the Germans in 1944), apparently after a conversation on liberty, a theme important for both. Some time after the death of Jansion, Mr. Fortin has presumably bought the presentation-copy of Sartre's first novel, met and talked to Sartre and then had him inscribe it again, reflecting the inscription he originally wrote. The second inscription is presumably from the 70'ies. The original association is highly interesting, as Sartre evidently knew the young writer Jansion and is one of the few to actually refer in writing to his only published work, "A Man Walks in the City", now primarily known through the film-adaption of it. It seems that Jansion had potential to become a writer of renown, but he died at a very young age and never got to publish anything himself. His only work appeared posthumously, but it did attract some attention. Sartre, who seems to have enjoyed his conversation about liberty with the young author, writes the following about him, in connection with other great writers of the era: "The French novel which caused the greatest furor between 1939 and 1945, "The Stranger", by Albert Camus, a young writer who was then director of the clandestine newspaper, "Combat", deliberately borrowed the technique of "The Sun Also Rises". In "Un Homme Marche dans la Ville", the only and posthumous book of Jean Jansion, a very young man who was killed by the Germans in 1944, you might be reading Hemingway ... the same short, brutal sentences, the same lack of psychological analysis, the same heroes. "Les Mendicants", by Desforêts, and Gerbebaude, by Magnane, used the technique of Faulkner's "As I Lay Dying" without changing anything. They took from Faulkner the method of reflecting different aspects of the same event, through the monologues of different sensitivities." (Sartre, "American Novelists in French Eyes" in: Atlantic Monthly, Aug. 46, translated by Miss Evelyn de Solis)."La Nausee" ("Nausea") is Sartre's first novel and one of his best-known. As Kierkegaard's "Either-Or", the work is also an epistolary novel, written in the form of journal entries. The work contains the earliest of the famous Sartre quotes, e.g. "Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do", "I suppose it is out of laziness that the world is the same day after day. Today it seemed to want to change. And then anything, anything could happen", etc.Contat & Rybalka 38/11 (pp. (60)-64)

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