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        SALOME

      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. However, the top of the spine has a small chip and the bottom has a triangular chip about an inch long at its deepest. Still Near Fine in a Fine slipcase. 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. This copy is marked "Office Copy" by the publisher and has the LEC Presentation blindstamp on the colophon pages stating, "This is one of 15 Presentation Copies. Out of Series.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Outlaw Trail: A History Of Butch Cassidy And His Wild Bunch

      1938, 1st edition, stated limited to one thousand copies, due to the depression it was decided to only print 500 copies, with a signed presentation by the author, near fine condition, minor wear to edges of binding, with a near fine dust jacket, minor wear to dust jacket edges uniform fade to dust jacket spine, as is usual with this dust jacket, with a priced unclipped dust jacket flap, prior owner tried to ink out the price not successfully, published by the Author, Salt Lake City, 337 pages, with an acknowledgment page, and bibliography, and illustrated with photographs, and great chapter heading drawings by Bill Fleming, the endpapers have a map of the Outlaw Trail, and maps of The Hole In Wall, Brown's Hole, and Robber's Roost. The foundation and key book on George LeRoy Parker, alias "Butch Cassidy" one of the most colorful outlaws of the Old West, with much on The Hole In Wall, Brown's Hole and Robber's Roost, and the outlaws of the "Wild Bunch", Harvey Logan, Elzy Lay, Matt Warner, Harry Longabaugh "The Sundance Kid", Tom McCarty, etc. and their bank and train robberies. Adams Six Guns #1221, Adams One Fifty, #89, Howes K-58B. Exccedingly scarce and more so with the elusive dust jacket, and signed by the author Charles Kelly! .

      [Bookseller: Robert Gwodz]
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        THE BRIDGE IN THE JUNGLE

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. DJ a bit browned and with several very small chips. Endpapers slightly yellowed; 8vo; 286 pages .

      [Bookseller: Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore]
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        Verve *

      Imprimerie des Beaux-Arts, Paris 15.11.1938. - Broché 36 x 27, couverture illustrée couleur d'après Georges Rouault. De toute fraîcheur. Mirifique livraison automnale de cette revue oscillant entre moyen-âge et modernité avec un sans-gêne de bon aloi; Valéry ouvre les feux avec "Colloque dans un être" où alternent dessins en noir du plus pur zen de Matisse et riches ymages polychromes enluminée d'or des temps anciens; s'ensuit un texte de Reverdy et une suite de réflexions et des reproductions archaïques ou modernes, sur l'enluminure; un essai sur le mythe printanier accompagné de pensées de Rilke, d'un dessin de Masson et de photos de Barna; quelques pages illustrées sur la chasse, avant un texte sur la danse de Michaux, ouvert par un cliché de Claude Simon; puis vient Supervielle, évoquant les amazones, précédant des figures amoureuses d'antan; un texte de Bataille, des des souvenirs d'Amérique de Vollard et un essai sur les poseuses; Grenade paradis de Garcia Lorca avant l'écheveau démêlé par Miro et le Jardin d'Allah de Mardrus revisité par Derain; le clown et Rouault précèdent le Londres des demi teintes de Bill Brandt face aux images gravées de Gustave Doré; Sartre aborde la bonne chair dont les pages suivantes évoquent les pêchers via Pascin et quelques anciens tandis que Caillois a le fin mot de l'histoire.Un copieux numéro, à déguster petit à petit pour éviter l'indigestion.

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        OF HUMAN BONDAGE

      Limited Editions Club, New Haven 1938 - Two octavo volumes (6" x 9") bound in the original imported speckled linen with leather labels. Introduction by Theodore Dreiser. Illustrated with 16 ORIGINAL ETCHINGS by John Sloan. Of a total of 1500 copies SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page, this copy is not numbered (in place of the number is written in ink "Office Copy") and bears the Club's blindstamp stating it is one of 25 presentation copies. Spines a little sunned, as usual. Close to Fine in a Fine slipcase especially made by the publisher for this copy and differing slightly from the original [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Fats Waller Original Vintage 1938 UK Concert Poster

      Fats Waller, Original Vintage Concert Poster, Empire Theatre, Finsbury Park, London, Monday August 29, 1938. Although the celebrated pianist and composer had made brief visits to Europe previously, in July of 1938, Fats Waller began his first extended tour of the UK and Europe; originally scheduled for ten weeks it was cut short after appearances in Demark, Norway and Sweden because of the pre-war turmoil in Europe. But the tour began in Scotland in mid-July, then proceeded to London for sell-out performances at the Palladium and in the last week of his UK engagements he appeared at the Finsbury Park Empire, considered as second only to the Palladium on the Moss Empire Theatre Circuit. As with many visiting American musician in the thirties, Waller's appearances were restricted to the still-vibrant UK vaudeville theaters because of the British Musician's Union's strict rules against foreign musicians performing in England's bars, night clubs and hotels. This very scarce poster was printed for his one -night appearance at the Finsbury Park Empire, where Waller, billed as The Master Of Swing, headlined a bill that included Freddy Zay, "juggler on the high uni-cycle", Toni Borello and Lady who delivered "thrills on a trapeze" and comedian Joe Young, with his "spasms of tomfoolery"; a classic British vaudeville cast, with whom Fats may have felt right at home, being himself no stranger to tomfoolery of a very high order. Unusual scroll-like format, 10" by 30", crisp horizontal factory folds , touch of wear to folds, light age toning and damp stain to verso with mild transfer to recto, else, about near fine, clean, no pin holes, paper loss or edge tears, printing in navy and red is still exceptionally bright after seventy four years, stored and shipped flat. This is a rare piece of jazz ephemera, one of the earliest jazz posters we've had, in collectible condition. J1734 . About Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: JazzFirst Books]
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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1938

      John Wisden & Co. 1938 - Seventy-fifth edition. Original hardback. Corners bumped, wrinkling to front cover and small ink mark to back cover. A fair copy.

      [Bookseller: Sportspages]
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        Une province qui n'en est pas une *

      B.Grasset, Paris 31.12.1938. - Broché 23 x 18, couverture illustrée rempliée. Menus défauts. Avec un amusant dessin original dédicacé d'époque de Géa Augsbourg. Exemplaire dépersonnalisé idéal pour un cadeau, le nom du destinataire ayant été effacé, dont le texte et l'image tourne (c'est le cas de le dire) autour d'une spécialité bien de chez nous: la fondue. Cette oeuvre identitaire aborde quelques aspects de notre tout petit pays et de notre grand voisin français, aspects que l'ami Géa mit en images, entre Cully et Saint-Germain-des-Prés.Nous disposons également d'un volume sur Arches ou vélin - Est joint au premier un beau portrait photographique original de Ramuz, croqué par Pierre Izard; le tirage, au format de 18 x 13 avec cachet au verso (4 minuscules trous d'épinglage en coins), figure l'écrivain en train de contrôler le présent volume, soucieux à l'idée d'y trouver quelque coquille.Nous croiriez-vous si nous vous affirmons que nous avons eu, il y belle lurette hélas, trois des cinq Chine ? Et un Japon avec envoi sublime ? On se sent tout petit.[Bringolf 54] Édition originale. Parmi les 1'850 exemplaires numérotés sur Alfa L'un des 150 du SP, après 5 Chine, 16 Japon, 67 Arches et 100 vélin.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Javaanse volksvertoningen. Bijdrage tot de beschrijving van land en volk.

      - Batavia, 1938. 4to. Original cloth (hinges damaged but holding). With 125 illustrations on 46 plates (including 4 coloured). 545 pp.* Kind of encyclopaedic book on various forms of mask performances, mummery, horse-dances, Muslim influenced group-dances and group-singing by young boys and men, as well as reflections on their role in the Javanese and Madurese communities and their religious meaning in connection with cosmological classifications, being also a rich source for various kinds of wayang theatre, especially the wayang wong (Groenendael, Wayang theatre in Indonesia, 375). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gert Jan Bestebreurtje]
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        To Maintain the Entente: Speeches of Winston Churchill

      This striking and rare Churchill speech pamphlet was published in India during the Second World War.  There were two editions, one in English and one bilingual in both French and English.  Both editions are quite elusive.  This is the English language edition.  The pamphlet is bound in thin card wraps.  The front cover bears double vertical stripes in blue and red, within which is a cross of Lorraine (adopted as a wartime symbol of the French Resistance) below which is a quote about Churchill's importance to the Franco-British Entente and a quote by Churchill.  The rear cover bears the same vertical stripes in blue and red as well as crossed French and British Flags and olive branches.  The pamphlet is 30 pages in length, measures 8.375 x 5.625 inches, and is wire stitched.  Included are excerpts of varying lengths from Churchill's addresses or speeches of: 9 May and 5 October 1938, 19 May and 3 September 1939; 19 May, 17 June (complete broadcast), 18 June, 25 June, 4 July, 14 July, 20 August, 8 October, and 21 October 1940; 9 April, 14 July (entire message to General de Gaulle), 15 July, 9 September, 10 November, and 30 December 1941; 10 May (broadcast) , 10 November, and 29 November (broadcast) 1942.  The contents include two black and white illustrations, including a photo of Churchill.  The cover versos each bear a list - in French - of wartime brochures offered by the publisher, who appear to have issued material of interest to French forces, citizens, and speakers, mainly in French, about the progress of the war.  Condition is near-fine given the age, fragility, and Indian origin of the pamphlet.  The covers are firmly attached and entirely intact with no tears or losses.  Trivial wear at extremities, mild toning, and very light soiling are the only exterior flaws.  The original single binding staple remains tight with only light surface corrosion.  Interestingly and testifying to the pamphlet's wartime Indian origin, the lower rear cover bears Indian postal stamps in black ink, one circular and no longer quite distinguishable, the second square and reading in three lines: "D.L.O / BOMBAY / 16 OCT. 44".  The contents remain clean and bright with no spotting or previous ownership marks.  The pamphlet is protected in a clear, removable, archival quality sleeve.  Bibliographic reference: Cohen A176.1, unknown to Woods.

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        Poems.

      London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1938 - Octavo. Original light brown cloth, titles to spine in black and red. With the dust jacket. Contents a little toned. An excellent copy in the jacket with slightly faded spine panel. First edition, first impression of the author's first book. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Rosie O'Moore

      D'Olier Music Company, Dublin 1938 - Pp.2. This is a very scarce piece of sheet music. Written and composed by Patrick Kavanagh. Issued in the D'Olier 6d Edition Irish Song Success. The question about this is: Is this the same person as the famous Irish writer & poet THE Patrick Kavanagh?There is a school of thought which suggests it is not. However, there is another school which suggests it is. In researching this item we learned that the National Library of Ireland has a number of pieces of sheet music attributable to Patrick Kavanagh song writer. They have non music items in their collections relating to Patrick Kavanagh poet & presumably writer. So it seems that the National Library of Ireland have not absolutely ruled in nor indeed ruled out the possibility that these two Patrick Kavanagh's are or are not one and the same person. The question is: Is Patrick Kavanagh poet and Patrick Kavanagh song writer one and the same person or two different people? We have not been able to ascertain an unequivocal and definite answer to this question. This item is on offer and is priced based on this uncertainty. However, if we were to discover that these two people were indeed one and the same person, then the price would be considerably higher. Nonetheless, and notwithstanding the foregoing this is a rare and scarce piece. Patrick Kavanagh poet & writer's first book, his autobiography, Green Fool was published in the same year as this piece of music. The first edition of the Green Fool in it's original d.j. is scarce. If this piece of music is written by the man himself, it is an even rarer piece, possibly on a par in rarity terms with Joyce's wonderfully written "A Day of the Rabblement" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Travels & Sufferings of Father Jean de Brebeuf among the Hurons of Canada, as described by himself. Edited & translated from the French and Latin by Theodore Besterman

      London: Golden Cockerel Press. 1938. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Quarter red canvas over black cloth boards with morocco spine label bearing gilt titles, lower corners bumped, boards a little rubbed, map endpapers, a little light foxing to endpapers else internally clean and bright, double page illustrated title by Eric Gill, No71 of 300 copies. , 4to 11" - 13" tall, 196 [4] pp .

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        RUPERT ANNUAL 1938 - THE NEW RUPERT BOOK

      Published by Daily Express, 1938. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Bestall, Alfred. Very good condition with no wrapper. The third Rupert annual. 1st story Rupert and the Daffodils. Colour pictorial boards. Red cloth spine. 126 pages. 10x7.5". Spine is slightly bumped and corners are slightly worn, slight rubbing to cover edges. Covers are ever so slightly grubby. Child's name in belongs to box and pencil address above. Some foxing and grubby fingermarks but contents generally clean. One page corner tip creased. This copy is contained in it's original posting box. [R]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        Contes drolatiques de vénerie *

      E. Hazan, Paris 10.4.1938. - Broché, spectaculaire couverture illustrée rempliée, imprimée en trois couleurs. Par un ponte des livres de chasse, icelui plus fantaisiste que référentiel, plein d'humour et de poésie, avec quelques passages dans les territoires hantés par Eros, en prolongement de l'avant-goût de motif de couverture.Livre rare, n'atteignant pas un total de quatre cents exemplaires, témoignant d'une rare intrusion entre deux genres à priori peu compatibles ? Quoi que, traquer la biche ou le sanglier, même si cela ne procède pas des mêmes approches, cela reste néanmoins toujours de la chasse ? On y vibre, braille, compte et en rit ! Poil au . Image visible sur site céleste. Édition originale. L'un des 300 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin royal, après 25 Japon impérial et 25 Hollande princiers - Van Gelder dit la justif' mais comme les belles du premier plat ont laissé tomber leur sous-tif' le réducteur des notices s'est permis ce clin d'oeil, Yves Gindrat. Il a faillit oublier 30 ultimes hors commerce, répartis entre les trois papiers.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Atlantic Reporter [1st]. Vols. 1-200. (1885-1938)

      1938 - Atlantic Reporter [1st]. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing Co. Vols 1 to 200, (1885-1938). Publisher's cloth. Ex-library with stamps on inside covers and title pages. Interiors clean. See digital image. Publisher's cloth. * Coverage includes synopses and headnotes for state court appellate cases from nine eastern states, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and the District of Columbia Municipal Court of Appeals. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., ABAA ILAB]
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        "Lena" Aklavik (Original Eskimo Painting)

      1938. () Very good. Original pastel portrait (image size 37 X 52 cm.) on paper (we have not examined the image out of the frame) of an Inuit women from Aklavik. Boldly signed and dated 1938. Kathleen Shackleton was the sister of Sir Ernest Shackleton. In 1937 she applied to the HBC for a commission to travel up the MacKenzie river and to produce 3 dozen portraits. For this she was to paid 2000 dollars excluding expenses. Her purpose was to depict the northern peoples and portray the Hudson Bay Companies interests for both of their benefits. Unfortunately she become entangled in controversay with the Anglican Church in Aklavik. Our portrait is named and with further research it is probably possible to determine a better history of the sitter. For a good history of her trip in the north see Alone in Silence, European Women in the Canadian North by Barbara Kelcey..

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        MEI LI

      1938. 2. HANDFORTH,THOMAS. MEI LI. NY: Doubleday Doran 1938 (1938). Folio (9 1/4 x 12 1/4"), orange cloth, some cover soil, VG+ in dust wrapper (VG dw, not price clipped, no medal, sl. frayed at spine ends,a few small closed tears). Stated 1st ed. WINNER OF THE SECOND CALDECOTT AWARD! A Chinese tale written by Handforth and magnificently illustrated in b&w by on every page. THIS COPY IS SIGNED BY HANDFORTH. Rare.

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        Downtown District of Manhattan. Nieuw Amsterdam and New York 1789 - 1939

      New York.: Gardner Osborn.. 1938.. Color pictographic / pictorial map, 24 x 35 1/4 inches on sheet size 25 36 3/4 inches, professionally mounted on linen. Faint soiling in upper right margin (outside map area), light wear at fold lines minimized by linen backing; very good, bright condition. A bold and informative map drawn by A. Zaidenberg celebrating the architecture (old and new) and rich historical past of lower Manhattan (the area mapped extends from Battery Park to Park Row and Chambers Street.) Buildings are sketched in and named (Stone and Webster, Equitable Building, Socony Vacuum Oil Co., Adelphi Hotel etc.) Humor is incorporated with the entertaining vignette illustrations depicting historical events. A scarce poster map of Manhattan. .

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        To Maintain the Entente: Speeches of Winston Churchill

      This striking and rare Churchill speech pamphlet was published in India during the Second World War.  There were two editions, one in English and one bilingual in both French and English.  Both editions are quite elusive.  This is the English language edition.  The pamphlet is bound in thin card wraps.  The front cover bears double vertical stripes in blue and red, within which is a cross of Lorraine (adopted as a wartime symbol of the French Resistance) below which is a quote about Churchill's importance to the Franco-British Entente and a quote by Churchill.  The rear cover bears the same vertical stripes in blue and red as well as crossed French and British Flags and olive branches.  The pamphlet is 30 pages in length, measures 8.375 x 5.625 inches, and is wire stitched.  Included are excerpts of varying lengths from Churchill's addresses or speeches of: 9 May and 5 October 1938, 19 May and 3 September 1939; 19 May, 17 June (complete broadcast), 18 June, 25 June, 4 July, 14 July, 20 August, 8 October, and 21 October 1940; 9 April, 14 July (entire message to General de Gaulle), 15 July, 9 September, 10 November, and 30 December 1941; 10 May (broadcast) , 10 November, and 29 November (broadcast) 1942.  The contents include two black and white illustrations, including a photo of Churchill.  The cover versos each bear a list - in French - of wartime brochures offered by the publisher, who appear to have issued material of interest to French forces, citizens, and speakers, mainly in French, about the progress of the war.  Condition is near-fine given the age, fragility, and Indian origin of the pamphlet.  The covers are firmly attached and entirely intact with no tears or losses.  Trivial wear at extremities, mild toning, and very light soiling are the only exterior flaws.  The original single binding staple remains tight with only light surface corrosion.  Interestingly and testifying to the pamphlet's wartime Indian origin, the lower rear cover bears Indian postal stamps in black ink, one circular and no longer quite distinguishable, the second square and reading in three lines: "D.L.O / BOMBAY / 16 OCT. 44".  The contents remain clean and bright with no spotting or previous ownership marks.  The pamphlet is protected in a clear, removable, archival quality sleeve.  Bibliographic reference: Cohen A176.1, unknown to Woods.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        The Summing Up

      Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1938. First American Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good. Original cloth; in VG dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on the FFEP: "For Douglas Fairbanks Jr., from almost one of his authors / W. Somerset Maugham / May 20, 1938." From the library of Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., with his bookplate on the front paste-down. Fairbanks (1909-2000) was an American actor (his credits include “Gunga Din”) and a highly decorated naval officer of World War II. Fairbanks starred in the 1933 film version of Maugham's THE NARROW CORNER.

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        This cartograph shows a birds-eye view of Our Bays and Our Bridges also places of interest, and other data

      San Francisco.: Williams Lithographic Company.. 1938.. Color pictographic / pictorial map, 31 x 21 inches, metal strip along upper and lower edge for hanging. A few soft creases and short tears to right edge, upper metal strip doesn't lie flat, lower metal strip has a crimp, very good bright condition. A colorful and humorous map "Fairly well deliniated (sic)by the old cartographer" Merle Basham, featuring inset vignette scrolls with historical information about the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco-Oakland Bridge and the Golden Gate International Exposition, plus illustrations highlighting various cities and leisure activities around the San Francisco Bay Area. Covers the areas from Lakeville in the upper left, Collins in the upper right, down to Palo Alto in the lower right and across to Half Moon Bay and the Pacific Ocean in the lower left. .

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        Daphné *

      Imprimerie Kundig, Genève 15.12.1938. - Relié plein maroquin cerise 23 x 16, pièce de titre doré comme la tête, couverture illustrée er dos muet conservés, étui bordé plein papier simili bois. Ce petit illustré des plus charmant dédié à Valéry Larbaud - dont l'artiste illustra "Rose Lourdin" - a été publié chez Kra/Sagittaire en 1927. Séduisant exemplaire de semi luxe, dans une reliure proprette, non signée, mais qui aurait mérité de l'être.(Cailler & Darel 187-193; Gindrat ) Première édition illustrée. L'un des 33 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande.

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        Champion of the Main

      Oxford 1938 - First edition, second imp - decorated 'arty' blue cloth boards. Very light wear to head of spine. Internally with some foxing to page edges o/w clean. Unclipped 3/- jacket with some wear and small chips, mainly around spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Global Bookfinders]
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        The Unvanquished

      Random House 1938 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, tight spine, light spots at the endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Good+, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, first issue jacket priced at $2.50 at the front flap, shelf wear and chipping, darkening and surface tears at the jacket spine.

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        The Writings of Gilbert White of Selborne

      London: The Nonesuch Press, 1938. Two volumes complete - Volume One - xxx, [4], 311pp, [1] and Volume Two - viii, 356pp, folding map. Original cloth, smooth backs divided into seven panels by gilt double fillets, title and author to second panel, volume number to third, remaining with varying animal and plant devices, gilt device designed by Ravilious to upper covers, t.e.g. Spines faded as usual, upper cover of volume one with small ink stains, rubbed to extremities, especially spine ends. Occasional spots of foxing internally, a previous owners gift inscription to ffeps, otherwise fairly bright and clean. With woodcuts by Ravilious. Limited to 850 sets, this being number 411. Dreyfus 114. First Edition. Hardback. Good+/No Jacket. Illus. by Ravilious, Eric. 8vo. Limited Edition.

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        The Voyage of the Challenger: a Personal Narrative of the Histori Circumnavigation of the Globe in the Years 1872-1876

      Golden Cockerel. Near Fine. 1938. LIMITED & NUMBERED. Hardcover. #30 of 300 copies produced. Bound in blue cloth with a white cloth spine decorated with gilt design. Slipcase has been recovered. Spine of volume one is a bit toned. Corners have been bumped. Prospective customers can always request images. We have been selling collectible books everyday for 21 years. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

      [Bookseller: Book Gallery // Mike Riley]
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        Jeg Laver Kartoffeltryk

      (Denmark): Skandinavisk Bogforlag, (c. 1938). Quarto. (30)pp. First edition. Illustrated throughout in color and black & white. A Danish guide to the craft of printing with carved potatoes, which also includes examples of stories illustrated with potato prints. Instructions show how to carve the stamps, and how to create characters, scenes, and action by combining and re-arranging basic geometric shapes. The stories are comic misadventures clearly intended to capture children's attention: in one, a boy and a rabbit outsmart a devilish troll, and in another, roving thieves meet their demise in various ways. The color illustrations show the full artistic potential of this humble medium: the final page is a Scandinavian landscape, in which three children hold the flags of Norway, Sweden, Denmark. Slight toning to front cover, else fine in illustrated boards.

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        IL RICORDO DELLA BASCA

      Firenze,: Parenti,, 1938.. 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).

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        TO BEG I AM ASHAMED. The Authentic Autobiography of a London Prostitute

      New York: The Vanguard Press, 1938 First US Edition. Co-authored by Greene with Ronald Matthews. In England, the book published by Routledge, was suppressed. The "The Public Morality Council", alerted by reviews notified the Home Secretary who pressured Routledge to withdraw the book. There was quite a stir & Greene literally took off to Mexico at the time to avoid a potential libel action. As a consequence to Greene collectors, the UK 1st book is as rare as the rarest of Greene titles, especially in any sort of dustwrapper. After Routledge withdrew the book & pulped the run, it was published in Paris, June, 1938 by Jack Kahane, father of Maurice Girodias. Another edition was published in London in 1954. This is the true first US 1938 edition & very scarce in its own right & not often seen in dustwrapper. A very good or better copy showing a bit of fade to the extremities of the delicate blue cloth, partial binding offsetting at the endpapers, in an excellent original dustwrapper showing minimal use, & a touch of foxing, still about fine . Not including in Roland Wobbe's GG bibliography. A very nice copy.. 1st Edition.

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        Brighton Rock

      New York: The Viking Press. VG : in very good condition with dust jacket and protective cover. Wrapper with upper panel detached, wear to edges and spine ends chipped. Light browning to eps. June 1938. First Edition. Red/black hardback cloth cover stamped in silver with top edge black. 210mm x 140mm (8" x 6"). 358pp. This American edition published in June 1938, preceded the first English edition by a month. .

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        The War the Infantry Knew 1914-1919

      London: P.S. King & Son Ltd.,, 1938. A Chronicle of Service in France and Belgium with The Second Battalion His Majesty's Twenty-Third Foot, The Royal Welch Fusiliers: founded on personal records, recollections and reflections, assembled, edited and partly written by One of their Medical Officers. Octavo. Original red cloth, title gilt to the spine, initials of the regiment gilt to the upper board. 27 leaves of sketch-maps bound in at the rear. A little rubbed, and a touch mottled, endpapers slightly tanned, mild foxing to the fore-edge, a very good copy. First edition, one of just 500 copies privately produced by the author, this remains an extremely elusive title. The battalion included the authors of two of the most famous literary accounts of the Great War, Graves and Sassoon, with the latter contributing a chapter to the present work entitled "A Subaltern's Service in Camp and in Action," covering the period from March 12th to April 16th, 1917, which is described as, "An early draft of pages of Memoirs of an Infantry Officer." Graves offered to contribute, but Dunn was not an admirer of Goodbye to all that, and declined his offer. Graves is mentioned, disparagingly, a handful of times in the text. Dunn's is an extraordinary book, in the Face of Battle John Keegan described it as "one of the most interesting and revealing books of its type … a genuinely truthful and fascinating picture of the war as it was for the infantry." Compiled in diary form from the reminiscences of around 50 members of the Battalion, it is without doubt the most authentic account of the experience of the Western Front at Battalion level. Providing complete confirmation of the old cliché that war is '90% boredom and 10% sheer terror,' these accounts provide remarkable insight into the mental state invoked by the conditions of trench warfare.

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        Three papers: 1. Über das Zerplatzen des Urankernes durch langsame Neutronen; 2. Einiges über die experimentelle Entwirrung der bei der Spaltung des Urans auftretenden Elemente und Atomarten; 3. Die chemische Absheidung der bei der Spaltung des Urans entstehenden Elemente und Atomarten.Berlin: Verlag der Akademie der Wissenshaften, 1939-1942-1944. First edition, offprint issues.

      A fine and complete set of Hahn and Strassmann's three fundamental papers on nuclear fission, containing the first comprehensive account of the phenomenon. Dibner 168; Norman 963 [1st paper only]. <br/><br/> "In 1938 radiochemist Otto Hahn and nuclear chemist Fritz Strassmann demonstrated the presence of radioactive barium, lanthanum and cesium among the products of neutron bombardment of uranium-a phenomenon that seemed to contradict all previous experiences of nuclear physics. The two announced their puzzling findings in a paper published in <i>Naturwissenschaft</i> on January 6, 1939 ('Ueber den Nachweis und das Verhalten der bei der Bestrahlung des Urans mittles Neutronen entstehenden Erdalkalimetalle'). Before the paper's publication Hahn wrote to the theoretical physicist on their research team, Lise Meitner, then under Nazi exile in Copenhagen, to report their discovery and ask advice. It was this letter that inspired Meitner and her nephew Otto Frisch to theorize a fission process, which they published on February 11, 1939." (Norman)<br/><br/> Hahn and Strassmann's paper offered here "indicated fission of the uranium nucleus into two parts of about equal size with the release of much energy [in fact a tremendous jump over the energy produced in all previous transmutation reactions]. Hahn received the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1944; he, Meitner and Strassmann shared the U.S.A. Fermi Award in 1966" (Dibner). Two versions of the offprint exist: the present green-wrappered version, issued commercially, and an extremely rare version issued in orange wrappers and with 'Einzelausgabe' and 'Überreicht von den Verfassern' on the front wrapper. Dibner 168. Norman 963. Segrè, X-Rays to Quarks, pp. 206-7.. Three offprints from Abh. Preuss. Akad. Wissensch., math.-naturwiss. Klasse, no. 12 (1939), pp. 20; no. 3 (1942), pp. 30; no. 12 (1944), pp. 14. All three copies in the original green printed wrappers (some light sunning to right margin of wrappers, otherwise fine). Preserved in a custom morocco slip case

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

      France: Georges Thomas, 1938. 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.. Signed by Co Author. First Edition. Boards. Good Plus/No Jacket. 12 ½ x 9 ½ Inches. Hardcover.

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        1938 Mein Kampf Wedding Presentation Edition SIGNED BY Adolf Hitler (From the personal collection of General Lucian Truscott - Commander of the 3rd Infantry Division and the man who assumed command in Europe from George S. Patton on October 8, 1945)

      Munich: Munchen (Nazi Party), 1938. 1st Thus. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. (Military & War)(WWII) HITLER, Adolph. Mein Kampf (My Battle). Munich: Nazi Party (Zentralverlag Der NSDAP), 1938. Single Volume Edition. Housed in original slipcase as issued. This is a copy of the 1938 Gift Edition issued in the slipcase. Quarter-Bound in black leather over vellum look boards. Book is signed by Adolf Hitler on the half-title page. A bright, strong signature. Book exhibits a previous owner (Truscott) number remnant on the spine. Slight wear to leather and edges of the original slipcase are quite worn and starting to split. As stated, this copy was obtained by General Lucian Truscott while serving in WWII. Book comes with copies of original family photographs of General Truscott with George S. Patton as well as with the current owner of the book (a family member). This particular piece is on consignment with our shop. In addition, this copy comes with a copy of the October 2, 1944 LIFE Magazine featuring the previous owner (General Lucian Truscott) on the cover. This magazine, the book and the photos have been part of the Truscott family collection since WWII. More information can be provided on the provenance of this copy to any serious interested parties. More information can be found on General Lucian Truscott here: http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/lktruscott.htm

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        Ellery Queen&#39;s Challenge to the Reader

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1938. Minor offsetting to the title page; light toning on edges. Boards are clean, square, and tight. The dust jacket has flaked and is chipped, but is very presentable and is very seldomly found in any condition. The Challenge To the Reader is the first Ellery Queen anthology to be published and it is inscribed by Frederic Dannay.. Inscribed By "Ellery Queen". First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fair. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Too Many Cooks (First Edition)

      New York: Farrar and Rinehart, 1938. First Edition. First Edition. Near Fine in a Very Good dust jacket. Jacket has a slightly faded spine, and some light chipping along the top and bottom edge, no separation or loss to lettering. A very presentable copy of the fifth Nero Wolfe mystery, which in the last ten years has gone from scarce to rare in this condition.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        The Writings of Gilbert White of Selborne

      The Nonesuch Press, London 1938 - Two volumes complete - Volume One - xxx, [4], 311pp, [1] and Volume Two - viii, 356pp, folding map. Original cloth, smooth backs divided into seven panels by gilt double fillets, title and author to second panel, volume number to third, remaining with varying animal and plant devices, gilt device designed by Ravilious to upper covers, t.e.g. Spines faded as usual, upper cover of volume one with small ink stains, rubbed to extremities, especially spine ends. Occasional spots of foxing internally, a previous owners gift inscription to ffeps, otherwise fairly bright and clean. With woodcuts by Ravilious. Limited to 850 sets, this being number 411. Dreyfus 114 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        My Sister Eileen

      Published by Chatto & Windus Ltd, 42 William IV Street, London First Edition UK 1938. London 1938. First UK edition hard back binding in publisher&#39;s original terracotta and cream cloth covers, terracotta and cream title and author lettering to the spine, plum dyed upper edges. 8vo. 8&#39;&#39; x 5½&#39;&#39;. Contains 200 printed pages of text. Superficial wear to the covers, fore and lower edges age darkened, faded ink message to the front free end paper. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with 20 mm v-shaped piece of paper missing to the lower front gutter, rubs to the corners and spine ends, not price clipped 5s. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this preserves and prolongs the life of the paper, it is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Records of Four Tipperary Septs: The O'Kennedys, O'Dwyers, O'Mulryans, O'Meaghers

      O'Gorman Printinghouse - 1938. Hardcover. 180pp. Original cloth. Title label on spine, label is browned and chipped. Bumped. Pages and text are clear and bright. Small amount of foxing. A very good copy of this rare book. Keywords: Local History - County Tipperary, Genealogy. . . . . Free Shipping Worldwide. Books ship from the US and Ireland . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Art and Artists in New Jersey. [With Original Perrine Watercolor]

      Somerville, NJ: C.P. Hoagland Company, 1938. First, Limited Editiion. First edition, limited to 100 signed, numbered copies. This copy additionally signed by 49 of the 55 artists whose work is discussed in the book, and includes a small original watercolor sketch by American impressionist Van Dearing Perrine, tipped in at front endpaper. Original cloth-backed boards, mildly toned and with a small (ca 3/4" dia) faint splash-stain to front board; spine slightly faded. Very Good or better overall. & & Van Dearing Perrine (1869-1955) founded an artist&#39;s colony at Ridgefield, New Jersey in the 1890s, where he was closely associated with such other notable New York painters as William Glackens, James Maxfield, Grant Wright, and Albert Groll. Emma Goldman was also an occasional visitor after the turn of the century. Perrine has signed his entry in the volume, as have most of the other artists discussed, including the noted painters Junius Allen, Grace D. Edwards, John Allison, Peyton Boswell, Gerald Foster, Robert Pederson, and Luigi Lucioni (all of whom achieved some prominence in the WPA era) as well as noted Art-Deco sculptor Waylande Gregory. An extremely scarce volume, and unique thus.

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        USSR im Bau.

      (Moskau, Staatlicher Kunstverlag), 1938. - Nr. 1 1938. Fol. Farbige OBrosch. 20 nn. Bll. mit sehr zahlr. Fotos und Fotomontagen. Sprache: Russisch, Erste Ausgabe. - Von N. Troschin gestaltetes Heft über den Sowjet-Film mit Fotos von Max Alpert, Georgij Petrussow u.a. sowie herausragenden Fotomontagen. - Bowlt-H. 116. 112. W Obloshke-Kat.-Moskau 105 u. 237. - Sehr schönes Exemplar.

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        The Birds of Kenya Colony and the Uganda Protectorate

      Gurney & Jackson, London 1938 - Three volumes complete, in black buckram, top edges gilt, completed and edited by W. L. Sclater, with a portrait, 24 coloured plates, a large folding map and 241 illustrations by Gronvold, pages lii, 542; viii, 545-1134; viii, 1137-1592, 3 adverts. A very nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        tour de Grèce

      1938 Paris Ed. M.I.E.U.X. 1938 - 40 x 30 cm - [16] pages de texte comme introduction de Ozenfant dans la couverture d'éditeur,[4]pges de publicité en ff , photo frontispice et 31 belles photos, une par feuille - le tout dans uns une boîte de toile vert - condition: intérieur très bien, la boîte est décoloré par le soleil - nom de l'auteur et titre estampés sur la partie supérieure et le dos de la boîte

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        T. E. Lawrence to His Biographer Liddell Hart; [together with:] T. E. Lawrence to His Biographer Robert Graves

      London, Faber and Faber,, 1938. Information about Himself, in the Form of letters, Notes, Answers to Questions and Conversations. 2 volumes, octavo. Bound in the original publisher&#39;s cloth bindings, with lettering pieces to spines and front boards, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. In the original grey cloth slipcase. Some very minor fading to the spines but a most superior set in the less than common original slipcase. First UK Edition, limited to 500 numbered copies signed in their respective volumes by Liddell Hart and Graves.

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