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        The Black Book

      Paris: Obelisk Press,, 1938. An Agon. Octavo. Original tan wrappers printed in pink and black, rebacked with the original spine and wrappers laid onto card. Wrappers rubbed, tanned, spotted and chipped. Front blank loose with evidence of old repair, short split to half-title at the head of the spine, contents tanned. A good copy. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the half-title, "To Peter from Larry. Paris, 1938". Durrell also reinscribed the half-title in a bolder hand at a later date, "Inscribed for Peter Bull by his old friend Larry Durrell, April 1973". Bull was a British character actor perhaps best known for his role as the Russian ambassador in Dr. Strangelove. Bull has added his ownership inscription to the half-title in pencil. Presentation copies of the first edition of The Black Book are of the utmost scarcity. We have encountered only one other copy on the market.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        PROEMS. [Durrell, Lawrence, Ruthven Todd, Patrick Evans, Rayner Heppenstall, Edgar Foxall, & Oswell Blakeston]

      London: The Fortune Press,, 1938 Durrell, Lawrence. PROEMS. [Durrell, Lawrence, Ruthven Todd, Patrick Evans, Rayner Heppenstall, Edgar Foxall, & Oswell Blakeston]. London: The Fortune Press, 1938. 8vo., black cloth. First Edition. A fine fresh example in the uncommon original unprinted watermarked white laid paper dustwrapper. A splendid copy in the very uncommon dustwrapper. [From a comprehensive TBCL Durrell collection of first editions in superb condition]. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Phoenix. Vols. 1-5, 7-8#1/2 (1938-1980)

      Woodstock/Haydenville: Morning Star Press, 1938-1980. volumes 1-5, 7-8#1/2, last published?; volumes 1-2 bound & in reprint balance in first editions and original softcovers, minor handstamps or other owneership markings, overall very good. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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        The Book Of The Law [technically called LIBER AL vel LEGIS, Sub Figura CCXX As Delivered By XCIII = 418 To DCLXVI]

      Pasadena, California: Privately printed by the O.T.O., 1938 [sic], 1942. A touch of extremity wear, aging. Otherwise, a clean Near Fine copy. Publishing information on title page is present and not obliterated, as with some later copies of the first American edition.. First American Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine in Wraps. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Gates Past Books]
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        [TYPED LETTER, SIGNED BY FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, TO THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY ADMINISTRATOR OF PUBLIC WORKS, REGARDING PERSONNEL]

      Washington. Dec. 6, 1938.. [1]p. Folio. Old folds. Minor soiling. Near fine. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt writes to Harold L. Ickes, Administrator of Public Works, regarding a transfer of four employees to that agency, with their former and future positions and salaries listed. The four men in question, transferred from various departments and agencies, were all to become Engineer Inspectors for the Public Works Administration. The Public Works Administration was a New Deal agency created in 1933, in an attempt to stimulate the economy with the construction of large-scale public infrastructure projects, such as dams and bridges. It was closed in 1939, with the advent of World War II.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Public Papers And Addresses Of Franklin D. Roosevelt [13 Volumes]

      Random House, MacMillan and Harper & Brothers 1938-1945 - [V1] "The Genesis of the New Deal", 1938. Random House. Hardcover is VG-, contents clean, spine faded, binding weak; no DJ. [V2] "The Year of Crisis" 1933. Random House. VG, binding tight, no markings, light scuff mark to front board, gilt faded. DJ is VG-, pieces missing, spine age-toned. [V3] "The Advance of Recovery and Reform", 1934. Random House. Hardcover is VG+, binding tight, no markings, gilt faded. DJ is VG, faded spine rubbed, closed tear lower spine, 1/2" tear to lower rear. [V4] "The Court Disapproves", 1935. Random House. Hardcover is VG+, binding tight, no markings, spine slightly faded, top of spine creased as it has pulled away from binding. DJ is VG, light soiling, edges chipped, spine age toned and creased, closed tear to rear. [V5] "The People Approve" 1936. Random House. Hardcover is VG+, binding tight, no markings, boards clean, spine slightly faded, no DJ. [V6] "The Constitution Prevails", 1937. Macmillan. Hardcover is VG++, contents clean, tight binding, very light crease to upper right, bright spine. DJ is VG, edges chipped, tiny closed tear to lower rear, upper right creased, spine age toned and scuffed, top frayed, rear clean. [V7] "The Continuing Struggle for Liberalism", 1938, Macmillan. Hardcover is VG+, clean, tight binding, bright spine, end papers slightly toned from publisher's glue, top right edge slightly bumped. DJ is VG, clean, top edges creased and chipped, spine age toned and scuffed, light wear to spine edges. [V8] "War - and Neutrality", 1939, Macmillan. Hardcover is VG+, clean, binding tight, end papers toned from publisher's glue, boards clean and bright, slight bump to upper tight edges, minor discoloration to lower spine. DJ is VG, top edges chipped and creased, spine age-toned and rubbed, open tear to upper spine, lower pine is chipped and creased. Clean, no stains. [V9] "War - and Aid to Democracies", 1940, Macmillan. Hardcover is VG+, clean, tight binding, end papers lightly age-toned, light bumping to upper edges, cloth clean and bright. DJ is VG, top edges chipped and creased, small open tear to age-toned and scuffed spine. [V 10] "The Call to Battle Stations", 1941, Harper & Brothers. Hardcover is VG++, clean, tight binding, no bumping, bright clean cloth. Hint of age-toning and minor offsetting to end papers, pages 605-612 have lower edges creased. DJ VG, spine age-toned, stained and rubbed, upper spine chipped with small pieces missing, overall clean. [V 11] "Humanity on the Defensive", 1942, Harper & Brothers. Hardcover is NF, contents clean, tight binding, boards clean and bright, no bumping. Very minor offsetting to FFEP. DJ VG+, overall clean, small closed tear to lower right front and lower rear. Spine age-toned and creased, small piece missing from upper spine and creased. [V 12] "The Tide Turns", 1943, Harper & Brothers. Hardcover is NF, contents clean, tight binding, boards clean and bright, no bumping; very minor offsetting to FFEP. DJ is VG+, very minor stain to front, spine age-toned, light rubbing to top of spine. [V 13] "Victory and the Threshold of Peace", 1944-45, Harper & Brothers. Hardcover is NF, no bumping, clean and tight, cloth clean and bright, no bumping. DJ is VG+, clean, tiny chip and a tiny closed tear to upper front; spine age toned and lightly scuffed, very small piece missing from top of spine. Please note: This heavy set will require extra shipping charges, please click on "Ask Bookseller a Question" for an exact quote. **** Images will be uploaded to this listing, please check back to view. **** [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hudson City Books]
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        Uncle Dan; the Life story of Dan Beard

      NY:Thomas Crowell, 1938, 8vo, 235pp, illus frontis portrait of Uncle Dan in deerskin garb. Ex-library copy, minimal use and wear; library bookplate present, discrete lib stamp on tp and frontis, sm vintage style card pocket on rear pastedown, 1"  19th century style call tag sticker, surprisingly understated accession evidence.    Beige buckram cloth binding, VG+/no dj. With introduction by Hamlin Garland and foreword by Theodore Roosevelt.  Biography of Dan Beard, founder of Boy Pioneers:Sons of Daniel Boone;  illustrator, woodsman, friend and cousin of Mark Twain. Beard became an Eagle Scout on February 15, 1915. ultra scarce title.

      [Bookseller: SicPress]
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        The Lovers of Teruel

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

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        The Unvanquished

      New York: Random House,, 1938. Octavo. Original quarter brick-red cloth, patterned paper boards, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt. With the original acetate dust jacket. Drawings by Edward Shenton. An exceptional copy in the exceedingly scarce acetate dust jacket with some very minor wear. First edition, first printing, limited issue being one of 250 numbered copies, specially bound and signed by the author. Uncommon in this condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        FAIRY TALES FOR THE LITTLE ONES

      1938. Paperback. 1. RUSSIAN. FAIRY TALES FOR THE LITTLE ONES. Offered here are 8 books from a series of little books for little hands published in Moscow by the State - Detizgat in 1938 except for the first one which was published in 1937. They are uniform in size 4 1/4 x 5 5/8", pictorial wraps. Except for some rubbing they are all in near fine condition and they all feature charming full page and smaller color lithographs. Includes: a. Kolovok illus. by Kuznetsov. b. Pisichka So Skapochkoi illus. by Kuznetsov. c. O Glupom Myishonke by S. Marshak illus. by Kuznetsov. d. Vopk i Semero Kozvyat illus. by Vasnetsov e. Teremok illus. by Vasnetsov f. Moi Zoosad by S. Marshak illus. by Charushin g. Moidodir by Chukovsky illus. by Konashevich h. Esh i Zayats by the Brothers Grimm illus, by A. Vvedenski Sold as a group of 8 for

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        A Night in London

      London: Country Life,, 1938. Story of a London Night in Sixty-Four Photographs. Introduced by James Bone. Large octavo. Original pictorial wrappers. 64 illustrations from photographs by the author. Some minor rubbing to the edges of the wrappers, backstrip repaired and with very small loss to the head, otherwise an excellent copy. First edition, first impression. A magnificent piece of work, and a classic of its type. There is some speculation that the scarcity of this publication is in part due to enemy action. Certainly its publisher was badly hit by the fire in Paternoster Row and copies of this delicate and influential work are uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Fifth Column and The First Forty-Nine Stories

      Scribners, 1938. First Edition (first printing). A volume which prints Hemingway's first full-length play ("The Fifth Column") and his first 49 stories (including such classics as "The Killers" and "The Snows of Kilimanjaro") -- four of which appear here in book form for the first time. Only 5,350 copies in the first printing. Very Good/Near Fine. The dust jacket has benefited from some professional restoration -- primarily at the head of the spine, affecting the edge of just one letter. Almost none of the spine fading which is common for this book. This book is from the library of the late noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens. . 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

      [Bookseller: Bill Leone, Bookseller ABAA]
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        The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1938 - ¿The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories¿. Published October 14, 1938, at $2.75. The first printing consisted of 5,350 copies. First Edition, First Printing, with the original first edition dust jacket. The dust jacket is in very good condition with minor wear to the panels and spine. Light chipping at the corners, with a more significant chip to the top of the spine. $2.75 price present on the front flap. The book is in very good condition. Previous bookstore¿s label on the front paste-down. The spine and edges of the boards are darkened with age. Some light soiling to the boards and bumping to the corners. The front board is slightly cocked with a small chip missing at the edge. The gutters of the paste-downs are lightly browned. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ernestoic Books]
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        The Spanish Earth (First Edition, Limited)

      Cleveland, OH: The JB Savage Co, 1938. First Edition. First Edition. One of 1000 numbered copies (this being No. 21). Second issue, with plain endpapers and Hemingway disclaimer to the rear pastedown. & & Fine in tan cloth-covered boards with the F.A.I. banner stamped in red and black to the front board. & & The text of the narration that Hemingway contributed to the 1938 film, a pro-Republican documentary about the Spanish Civil War and one of the first successful attempts to capture the reality and horror of war on celluloid. Hemingway himself, along with Orson Welles, provided the actual vocal narration to the film. The second issue of this title, with Hemingway's disclaimer, is an important Hemingway document, as it states his objections to being credited for the film in Jasper Wood's introduction. A lovely, bright copy.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        THE FIFTH COLUMN AND THE FIRST FORTY-NINE STORIES

      New York: Scribner, 1938.. Red cloth, stamped in black and gilt. First edition. Trace of bookplate on front pastedown, otherwise a very good copy, in a now just good example of the dust jacket, compromised by an old style plastic jacket protector which interacted chemically with the horizontal metallic-finish bands resulting in an erratic green discoloration, along with a few small adhesion patches to the rear panel. HANNEMAN 16a.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Trout and Fly in Tasmania

      Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 1938. First edition. Small 8vo. xii, 96pp, frontis, 7 illustrations. Original cloth (lacks dustwrapper, as usual), extremities a little rubbed, a few light marks. Endpapers with slight offsetting and several ownership inscriptions - at the front perhaps the oldest appears to read 'Richard Wigram' - that is, the author - also gift inscriptions to Tony (1946) and to Noel from Tony (1980); at the rear there are pencilled names and addresses. The text pages and illustrations clean. A good to very good copy. .

      [Bookseller: Astrolabe Booksellers]
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        The Lad and the Lion

      Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., Tarzana, California 1938 - First edition of this fantasy novel, illustrated by John Coleman Burroughs, octavo, blue cloth with red titles on front and spine panels, fine in fine dust jacket, with a 1cm closed tear at top of rear panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: alain marchet]
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        Double Jeopardy

      The Macaulay Company (c.1938), New York - [nice square copy, a few tiny nicks to cloth at edges, a little wear at spine ends, long-ago seller's price lightly rubber-stamped on rear endpaper; jacket shows a bit of edgewear, teensy paper loss at a couple of bottom corners, one-inch closed tear at top front hinge]. Very scarce first novel by the author of "Detour," exploring the question of whether "it is possible in this day of enlightened justice for a man to be punished twice for the same crime." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ReadInk, ABAA/IOBA]
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        Cecil Beaton's New York

      London: B. T. Batsford Ltd.,, 1938. Octavo. Original yellow cloth, titles to front cover and spine in black. Colour illustrated frontispiece, and numerous black and white drawings and photographs by Beaton, both in the text and to plates. Spine rolled and tanned, spotting to cloth, edges and some leaves; overall a very good copy. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by Cecil Beaton on the front free endpaper, "With best wishes from Cecil Beaton, Paris 1938".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Hobbit or There and Back Again

      Boston, Houghton Mifflin & Co. 1938., 1938. 8vo., pp. 312. FIRST US EDITION. Elegantly bound in full green oasis leather, raised bands, titled in gilt, all edges gilt. Publisher's cloth and maps bound in. Title page is the second issue with the publisher's pipe player device replacing the hobbit motif. A beautiful fine copy. With coloured illustrations, this is also the first edition to feature the 'Bilbo Wakes Up' plate. A fine copy. Hammond & Anderson [A3b]. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [310].

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Moby Dick Series (Five-Piece Set)

      California: Vernon Kilns, (c. 1938-1940). Dinnerware showcasing the rare colors in which this series was produced. The five pieces include two chop plates, one in blue, and one, especially rare, in pink; one luncheon plate in yellow; and a teacup and saucer in yellow featuring transfer-print pictorial illustrations of "Moby Dick." Produced by the Los Angeles-based Vernon Kilns between 1938 and 1940, this set is part of the dinnerware series designed by the traveler, writer, painter, and illustrator Rockwell Kent inspired by Herman Melville's Moby Dick. Kent is especially known for his illustrations, which convey his love of travel and adventure. In 1930, Kent designed the book jacket and 280 illustrations for an edition of Melville's classic novel, and these later served as the inspiration for the dinnerware designs. According to Maxine Feek Nelson, author of Collectible Vernon Kilns, "Moby Dick" was the most popular dinnerware set that Kent designed for Vernon Kilns. The chop and dinner plates depict a whaling ship in full sail, leaning toward the viewer from the force of the wind, as the crewmen row out to face a whale. Two gulls glide overhead. The saucer features a similar image of a ship sailing away, surrounded by a sunburst pattern. The plates are encircled by the striped border that is characteristic of this pattern. The teacup is decorated with a design of several ships that wraps around the cup. The bottom of each piece is stamped with the name of the pattern, Rockwell Kent's signature, and "Vernon Kilns." Kent's designs were executed on shapes designed by Vernon Kilns master artist Gale Turnbull, and the upside-down handle on the teacup is characteristic of this series. The plates and saucer are coupe-shaped, with dipped rims. Chop plates measure 12 inches, dinner plate measures 9 1/2 inches, saucer measures 6 1/4 inches.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        A History of English Furniture Finely bound in leather by Asprey

      London: Lawrence & Bullen, Ltd, 1938. Hardcover. Fine. 4 folio volumes: The Age of Oak, The Age of Walnut, The Age of Mahogany, and The Age of Satinwood. With plates in color after Shirley Slocombe, and numerous illustrations selected and arranged by the author. Bound in half green morocco by Asprey, spines in six compartments with raised bands, gilt rules and titles, green cloth sides, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. A superb, gift-quality set of the standard reference on English furniture. A sumptuous gift for the discriminating collector on your list, or for yourself. The binding matches our copy of Ralph Edwards' 'Shorter Dictionary of English Furniture' (our number 18577).

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        Further Excavations at Mohenjo-Daro.

      The Manager of Publications,, Delhi, 1938 - Being an Official Account of Archaeological Excavations at Mohenjo-Daro Carried out by the Government of India between the Years 1927 and 1931. 4to. 2 vols. xvi, 718pp. 146 plates. Bound in cloth, slightly worn, binding slightly weak. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Isseido Booksellers, ABAJ, ILAB]
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        An Oxford University Chest

      London - John Miles, 1938 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce first edition of An Oxford University Chest by John Betjeman. Comprising a Description of the Present State of the Town and University of Oxford with an Itinerary Arranged Alphabetically in original unclipped dustwrapper. Illustrated in line and half-tone by L. Moholy-Nagy and with black and white photographs. First edition. With newspaper clippings and articles inserted to rear from 1938 onwardsand from the Oxford Magazine in 1987. Sir John Betjeman, CBE (1906 - 1984) was an English poet, writer and broadcaster who described himself in Who's Who as a poet and hack. Lszl Moholy-Nagy (1895 - 1946) was a Hungarian painter and photographeras well as professor in the Bauhaus school. Previous owner's ink inscriptions dated 1938 to front free endpaper. Condition: In handsome quarter cloth binding with marbled paper covered boards complete with unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, in excellent condition with only minor wear to extremities and the odd slight mark. Dustwrapper has some marginal loss, closed tears with tape reinforcement to reverse and handling marks. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout. Overall:NEAR FINEin a GOOD ONLY dustwrapper.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Moby Dick Series (Brown and Cream)

      California: Vernon Kilns, (c. 1938-1940). Eighteen-piece set of dinnerware featuring brown and cream transfer-print pictorial illustrations of Moby Dick. This collection contains a few of the more uncommon pieces in this series, including a pickle dish, four small fruit bowls measuring 5 1/2 inches, and four 6 1/2-inch bread and butter plates, with the image of a full-rigged whaling ship on the high seas encircled by a sunburst pattern and the striped rims characteristic of this series. Also included are two covered chowder bowls with sunburst patterns on their lids and the same image of a ship on the inside, a set of salt and pepper shakers decorated with leaping porpoises, a creamer with the design of a ship in profile, and a sugar bowl featuring a whaling ship and two open row boats filled with crewmen on the hunt for a whale. Produced by the Los Angeles-based Vernon Kilns between 1938 and 1940, this set is part of the dinnerware series designed by the traveler, writer, painter, and illustrator Rockwell Kent inspired by Herman Melville's Moby Dick. Kent is especially known for his illustrations, which convey a sense of excitement and adventure. In 1930, Kent designed the book jacket and 280 illustrations for an edition of Melville's classic novel. These later served as the inspiration for the dinnerware designs. According to Maxine Feek Nelson, author of Collectible Vernon Kilns, "Moby Dick" was the most popular dinnerware set that Kent designed for Vernon Kilns. The bottom of each piece is stamped with the name of the pattern, Rockwell Kent's signature, and "Vernon Kilns." Kent's designs were executed on shapes designed by Vernon Kilns master artist Gale Turnbull, and are characterized by unusual upside-down handles and coupe-shaped plates with dipped rims. The original cork stoppers to the salt and pepper shakers are trapped inside the vessels, but otherwise this beautiful and collectible set is in extremely fine condition.

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        ARMS AND THE COVENANT. Speeches by The Right Hon. Winston S. Churchill. C.H. M.P. Compiled by Randolph S. Churchill

      George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. London. 1938. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (9 x 6.3 inches). Inscribed by Randolph S. Churchill, who complied the speeches, on front blank leaf. A fine, clean and crisp copy bound in recent full red morocco for Asprey's. Spine with raised bands, each with gilt piping. Compartments ruled, lettered, and stamped with Rampant Lion, Portcullis, 2 interlocking Letter C's within a circle and a crossed feather and Shamrock device, all in gilt. Double gilt ruled borders on both boards with the same tools used on the spine stamped within the double ruled lines. Board edges ruled in gilt. Double gilt rule with floral corner pieces to the inner boards. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. A fine copy with the bonus of being signed by Winston Churchill's Son Randolph who complied the book.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Arms and the Covenant. Speeches on Foreign Affairs and National Defence. Compiled by Randolph S. Churchill

      George G. Harrap and Co. Ltd, 1938., 1938. FIRST EDITION, EARLIEST STATE. 8vo., pps 466. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to spine in pale blue dustwrapper. This copy is a Colonial issue, sold by A.H.Spencer of Melbourne and with UK price clipped from jacket, Australian label applied to spine. A letter from Government House, Australia, confirms its status. Book is fine but for watermark to top edge- jacket is very good; a little spotted to upper, spine toned with snipped price as mentioned. The first edition comprised only 5000 copies. This example in the EARLIEST STATE dust jacket of pale blue, published June 1938; The 1940 remainder issue (original binding) is wrapped in a reset yellow jacket. The US version, entitled 'While England Slept' was not published until late September 1938. Langworth p192

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        The Heat And The Cold in Verve: An Artistic And Literary Quarterly, Volume I, Number 2, Spring, 1938

      Paris: 4 Rue Ferou, 1938. Magazine. Very Good. Soft cover. 1st Edition. Folio. Entire issue, Volume I, No. 2, Spring, 1938, in original printed colorful Georges Braque wraps. This is an exceptionally bright, clean copy, inside and out, and includes the gold sales representative in America emblem at title page. Spine ends are thumbed, and spine tail shows various fine cracking at bottom inch as noted in picture, a few other fine splits are noted at spine, and two very small faded dark spots are noted at front wrap near bottom, also as noted in picture. Copy was housed in the original box, which is included. The bottom of the box has been reinforced in several places, and corners, with archival tape, the box top includes only the front panel. Item includes a make-shift box top which has the original box panel attached at the front. Includes the brilliantly colored Kandinsky and Andre Masson lithographs of the Heavenly Bodies, each with tissue guard, other color heliogravures, and black and white photographs, along with various texts including , A Phoenix Park Nocturne, by James Joyce..

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        Moisie River [and] Moisie River: Portages, Lakes, Heights of Land

      Boston: Privately Printed by Geo. H. Ellis Co 1938; 1939 Boston: Privately Printed by Geo. H. Ellis Co, [1938; 1939?]. First Edition, edition of 30 copies, both volumes numbered in ink "Eleven". 2 vols., 8vo. The first volume illustrated with 28 photographs on 14 plates, and 5 hand-colored plates after old prints and a photograph, with folding map tipped in on rear pastedown; the second contains a hand colored plate, a hand-colored photograph, and six illustrations in black and white, after old prints. Both volumes in the original dark blue grained leatherette, title gilt on upper cover. Fine copies (second work with slight irregularity in color at head of upper cover). Bookplate. First title not in Wetzel; Bruns: "Not seen"; SECOND TITLE UNRECORDED . In his Foreword to the first volume, the author states: "These sketches were written for the members of the Moisie Salmon Club. The sole purpose was to give information to them of the waters and conditions of the Moisie River and its branches above the places customarily fished by them...". The Moisie is one of a network of navigable rivers running about 110 miles northward from the St. Lawrence, in eastern Quebec; old and well worn portage paths testify to the antiquity of the route along which, for hundreds of years, Indians have hunted and fished. For salmon and sea trout, it is one of the richest areas known. It is not suprising that the Moisie Salmon Club was founded to reap the benefits of this bounty; what is surprising is that so much care, attention, and expense has been lavished on a book limited to only 30 copies. The text consists primarily of the author's descriptions of areas north of the more usual fishing sites, based on his explorations as a sportsman, with guides. In addition to five colored plates, which tend to establish the romantic mood of the region, there are 28 superb reproductions of sepia photographs, printed on special photographic-type paper to convey both the look and the actual feel of the originals. The book's 78 pages conclude with an Index, and inside the back cover is mounted a folding map of the area described. The second volume (gilt titled on upper cover Moisie River 2) is unrecorded in sporting literature and known to us in only one other copy. It consists of 20 pages of text, plus 10 of prelims including a Forword emphasizing the crucial nature of the Labrador portages in providing - albeit with difficulty - access to the area's lakes. "...(W)e have had to do with many...portages and we must give them due consideration, for in our pursuit of aport and adventure portages hold a place of primary importance." The book's chapters include: Portage vs. Airplane, Trip to Lake Nipisso, Trip to Lake Ashouanipi, Lake Kaopasho, Skatchewan, Lakes, Flies (piscatorial), and Nets. There is the intriguing suggestion that Mr. Palmer intended to write more: his final lines in this companion volume read, "The author craves reprieve until his unfinished story can be completed. Hasta maOana". EXTRAORDINARILY RARE AND DESIRABLE

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        Royal Air Force Pilot's Flying Log Book

      July 1938 - November 1940. Approx. 150 pages. Square 8vo. Titled blue cloth over boards. Ruled pages as per contemporary log type. Various official stamps to internals. Manuscript in holograph.  The keeper of this precision crafted log remains excruciatingly hidden in his 150 page memoir of war. The reader should not expect to find him anywhere but in the hard tack data and details he so fastidiously records. He was a young man at a tremendous moment. One of many who became known as " the few ". His log breaks history down to numbers and aircraft types and operational duties. The machinery of the Battle of Britain squeezed into columns. He remains anonymous to us - like the wizard behind the curtain. What we know of Sgt. Stedman begins in January 1938 with his first training flights in Tiger Moths. Precisely detailed in wonderful hand, he records months of continued training with specific detail given to Exercise and Duty Results. Quite notable is the progression of planes mastered - Tiger Moth's , DH 82's and on to the Anson. Examination and confirmation stamps with sigs. in holograph summarize his passage over the months. Training at an end , Sgt. Stedman receives Certificate of Qualification As First day and Night Pilot on Anson landplanes " in November 1938 ( to front free endsheet ) His orders attach him to 217 Squadron at Tangmere.  & There on the document proceeds to detail operations of an Anson pilot from the Phony War to Dunkirk to the Battle of Britain. As 217 Squadron was a reconnaissance bomber squadron, entries specifying Channel " convoy patrols " and " photo recon ' are prevalent. Further notations of dive-bombing, anti-sub patrols and night searches are scattered. As the Battle of Britain concludes, so does Sgt. Stedman. His last entry is of" Patrol SA 12 ". 16 November 1940. Log closes with stamped and signed confirmation of Monthly ( log ) Summary ( November )by F/L OC 6 December 1940. But the story closes happily with the one personal insight we have of Sgt. Stedman. Evidenced by the cover letter from the R.A.F. Record Office returning his log to him - date 27 April 1960 - ( laid-on to front free endsheet ) - we know he survived the war. Beyond that, he's the clear window glass through which we can glimpse a momentous time.& Covers mildly worn, benign cloth rippling mid- spine at gutter due to previous inadequate hinge repair, Author's name in ink to front cover. A handsome and exceedingly rare Battle of Britain Pilot's log.Featured Misc.

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        Summer Moonshine

      Herbert Jenkins, London. 1938 First Edition. DW. Red bds., black lettering. Wrapper sl. chipped at corners, sl. creased with small portion missing from spine end. This is a lovely copy in bright wrapper. Images available. VG+/VG+

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        A Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present. Published Under the Auspices of the American Insitute for Iranian Art and Archaeology

      London: Oxford University Press., 1938. 6 volumes, folio. pp. xxviii, 1 - 895, (i); xi, 897 - 1807, (i); xi, 1809 - 2817, (i); xiv; xii; xii. Illustrated with 1,483 plates (including 1179a), many colour, printed recto only and several double-page, numerous vignettes and plates to illustrate the text and large colour folding map tipped-in at rear of vol. 3.Original publisher's blue cloth, titles gilt to spines.. Pope's monumental history of Persian art with both a scholarly text and an unmatched corpus of illustrations. The first text volume is devoted to the pre-Islamic art of the prehistoric, Achaemenid, Parthian & Sasanian periods. The second & third volumes cover Islamic art, with architecture, ceramics, calligraphy in volume two and the arts of the book, textiles, carpets, metalwork, minor arts & music in volume three. The first three volumes have a total of over 2800 pages with illustrations in text, some plates in colour but most black and white. I. (Pre-Islamic) Text: Pre- Achaemenid, Achaemenid, Partian and Sasnian Periods II. (Islamic) Text: Architecture, the Ceramic Arts, Calligraphy and Epigraphy III. (Islamic) Text: The Art of the Book, Textiles, Carpets, Metalwork, Minor Arts IV-VI, Plates 1-1482

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        A Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present. Published under the Auspices of the American Institute for Iranian Art and Archeology. Volumes 1 through 6, the complete Pope and Ackerman set published 1938-1939

      London/NY: Oxford University Press, 1938-1939. *The price of this item HAS BEEN temporarily reduced until Sunday, July 19. Order now for BEST SAVINGS! (sale item) first editions of Volumes 1 through 6, the complete Pope and Ackerman set (an index volume by Theodore Besterman was added in 1958, and a continuation by other hands was begun in 1964 but none of these volumes are present); I. (Pre-Islamic) Text: Pre-Achaemenid, Achaemenid, Partian and Sasnian Periods; II. (Islamic) Text: Architecture, the Ceramic Arts, Calligraphy and Epigraphy; III. (Islamic) Text: The Art of the Book, Textiles, Carpets, Metalwork, Minor Arts; IV-VI, Plates 1-1482; folio (leaves 37.5 cm. tall), first three volumes have a total of over 2800 pages with illustrations in text, some plates in color but most black and white; blue original cloth lightened at spines, some volumes have light tip or corner bumps, some rubbed at extremities, one has a scratch mark, another a few ink spots at spine, other minor binding defects, som. Photos available upon request.

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        Flower and Fruit prints of the early 18th and 19th Centuries- Their History, Makers and Uses, with a Catalogue Raisonne of the Works in Which They Are Found

      Washington D.C. Published by the author. 1938. Bound in full varnished beveled buckram boards with elaborate gilt tooled morrocco label to front cover and spine. t.e.g. Folio. This book designed and printed by the deeptone process at The Lakeside Press, in a limited edition of 2500 copies, of which 750 copies contain the special color plate listing subscribers names. This copy inscribed, signed and dated by the author in ink to the front free endsheet. Brilliantly illustrated with full page colour plates and further by full page monochrome plates and vignettes en texte. This copy one of only 750 which bears the special folding colour plate listing subscribers names at rear. Short vertical fold along a portion of fore-edge of special plate, else a Fine bright pristine copy of this exceptionally rare limited and inscribed edition. Encased by a Fine original publishers slipcase.Featured Misc.

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        La Nausée. Roman

      Paris: Gallimard,, 1938. Octavo. Original white wrappers printed in red and black. In a green quarter morocco solander case. Small, vertical repaired crack on the spine, wrappers lightly toned, margins of contents tanned. A superb copy. First edition, first impression, trade issue.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE POETICAL WORKS AND OTHER WRITINGS OF JOHN KEATS

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1938-39. Spines just a little lighter than sides, quite handsome and fine. The Hampstead Edition limited to 1050 copies Signed by John Masefield and Maurice Buxton Forman, this copy no. 13 Eight volumes. Illustrated with photogravures printed by Emery Walker. Bound by the Atelier Bindery in half dark blue crushed morocco with blue cloth sides and marbled endpapers, t.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and panel ornaments Edited with Notes and Appendices by H. Buxton Forman. Revised with Additions by Maurice Buxton Forman. Introduction by Masefield.

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        The Official History of the Australian Army Medical Services in the War of 1914 - 1918 - Three Volume Set (Volume 1 - Gallipoli, Palestine and New Guinea, Volume II - The Western Front, Volume III - Problems and Services)

      Canberra, ACT, Australia: Australian War Memorial General wear to boards. Previous owners name to endpapers in all volumes. Volume I = Second edition, 1938 - 873 pages with 228 b/w illustrations, maps and graphs. Volume II = Published 1940 - 1010 pages with 212 b/w illustrations, maps and graphs. Volume III = Published 1943 - 1103 pages with 85 b/w illustrations, graphs and maps. Heavy set (over 4kg) please ask for postage quote. . Hard Cover. Good+/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        The secret doctrine : the synthesis of science, religion and philosophy / by H. P. Blavatsky [complete in 6 volumes]

      Adyar, Madras, India : Theosophical Publishing House, 1938. Adyar Edition. Physical description: 6v. (344, 480, 452, 371, 576, 501p.), frontis. (port.) ; 25cm. Contents: v.1. Cosmogenesis, part 1. --v.2. Cosmogenesis, parts 2 & 3.. --v.3. Anthropogenesis, part 1. --v.4. Anthropogenesis, parts 2 & 3. --v.5. [no subtitle] --v.6. index and glossary. Subjects: Theosophy -- Wisdom -- Religion -- Science -- Philosophy -- Spiritualism. Very good copies in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Gilt-stamped motif and signature to front panels. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Previous owner's bookplate to the front pastedown of each volume. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        ANTHEM

      London: Cassell, 1938 The true first edition, first issue of the author's uncommon second book; one of an estimated 3,500 copies only. Bound in the original red & black mottled cloth, top edge stained black, with the original black end-papers in excellent condition. The very rare dustwrapper on this particular example omits British pricing & instead carries the words 'Colonial Edition' at the foot of the front flap. Perinn A2a. references William Dunn regarding 2 states of the dustwrapper; the apparent first, spine priced at 6 shillings net, & the second state omitting the spine price but with "Colonial Edition" printed on the lower front flap. However, Perinn might not have actually ever seen a copy of the Colonial edition & Bill Dunn had seen only the one copy, & deduced that the priced dustwrapper preceded the un-priced, which in fact is probably incorrect. The export market for British publishers like Collins & Cassell [which excluded the US] was sufficiently important that colonial edition dustwrappers often preceded, domestic dustwrapper printing & in this instance this may very well be the case. Either way, both dustwrappers are uncommon to say the least & extremely rare in condition. An excellent bright, fine copy, the rare dustwrapper with one small chip at the top of the front panel. The True First Edition, preceding the American edition by eight years because it was denied US publication. Missing from most Rand collections.. 1st Edition.

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        Mein Kampf. 1. Band: Eine Abrechnung. 2. Bd.: Die nationalsozialistische Bewegung

      Mchn., Zentralvlg. d. NSDAP 1938.. 352.-354. Aufl. 2 Bde. in 1 geb. 8°. XXVI, 3 Bll., 781 (1) S., 5 Bll. (Vlgs.-anzeigen). Mit 1 Tit.-Portr. OLn. Mit eh. Signatur des Verf. am Vortit. Inliegend: Ms. Brief v. Ministerialdirektor Meerwald 'Dienstgebäude Reichskanzlei', Berchtsgaden vom 25. Nov. 1938, der die Unterschrift d. Verf. bestätigt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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