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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. 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.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        (Sketchbook and photograph)

      (Before 1938). Octavo. (30)ff. Contains two full-page charcoal drawings, one of the interior of a railway carriage and the other of a landscape. Together with a laid-in photograph of Huxley holding a small dog, signed in full on the mat and housed in a paper folder. Huxley’s bookplate, with his facsimile signature, is affixed to the inside cover of the sketchbook, above which is the label of the art shop where Huxley purchased the notebook. A 1938 catalogue description is also laid-in. Photograph’s wallet-style enclosure is split along the sides and mat has a tear, not affecting signature; photograph fine.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        JEAN DUFY. Othon Friesz. als

      New York: Plaza Hotel / Perls Galleries, n.d. 1938., 1938 4 page, 5" x 8 3/4" folded exhibition promotional catalogue printed in black & white on stiff semi-gloss paper stock. With the original Othon Friesz autograph manuscript used as text for the introduction of the catalogue of the Jean Dufy exhibition held at the Perls Galleries. Written in French on The Plaza Hotel, New York, stationery, 1938, 1 page, about 6 by 8 inches, in very good plus condition. The manuscript in Friesz's hand is not signed but credited in the catalogue in which the introduction by Friesz has been translated into English. Friesz writes: "An Exhibition of Jean Dufy's works coincides with my sojourn in New York. I am happy to see the sparkling and witty canvases of our "little" Jean so fortunately placed here. It has been said too often, and erroneously, that he imitates his big brother Raoul. Surely, he directly stems from him. He absorbed the color technique of his elder brother, as well as the expressive and spontaneous form of statement which he uses with savor to express his very personal emotions. But to see him as any servile imitation of Raoul Dufy would be a serious blunder. In the case of brothers so closely united within their family and their lives - was not Jean the best draftsman in his brother' s atelier? - it would be almost strange that they should not resemble each other. Instead of deploring the resemblances, one should rather see in the case of the brothers Dufy a situation paralleling that of the brothers Le Nain". Othon Friesz was one the most important painters at the start of the twentieth century; one of the founders & leading painters of Fauvism from Le Havre, along with George Braque & Raoul Dufy. During his early years of painting before & in the Fauve style, he often painted & exhibited with Henri Matisse, Albert Marquet, Henri Manguin, Jean Puy, Andre Derain, Maurice Vlaminck and others. He remained a life long friend of Raoul Dufy, both of whom were born & learned art in Le Havre. A lovely item. Original artist autograph manuscripts like Friesz are extremely scarce & seldom come on the market. This one is enhanced because it discusses one great artist's impressions of another. [Some glue mounting remains on the verso of the catalogue otherwise fine]. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Everybody's Shakespeare. Three Plays

      Woodstock, IL: The Todd Press,, 1938. Edited for Reading and Arranged for Staging [by] Orson Welles and Roger Hill. Octavo. Original tan cloth, pictorial endpapers. Illustrations throughout. Binding tanned, spotted, and a little rubbed, spotting to edges of text block. A very good copy. Second edition, revised. Originally published in 1934. Signed by editors Orson Welles and Roger Hill on the front blank.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        High Street

      London, Country Life, Printed at the Curwen Press 1938, 1938. First Edition, First Impression. 8vo. Original lithographic boards printed in brown, blue and black. 24 full page colour lithographs by Ravilious. Neat ink inscription to flyleaf, some minor chipping to head of spine, rubbed to extremities of backstrip, otherwise a most presentable example of one of the most famous illustrated books of the century. Ravilious was both Captain in the Royal Marines and an official war artist when he was killed in action, aged 39, during a air-sea rescue in Iceland, September 1942.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Flying Dutchman

      (London: Corvinus Press, 1938). Quarto. (105)pp. One of 130 copies. The text of this opera is rendered in both German and English on facing pages and is printed in red and black. In a unique binding of full black morocco by British artist Denise Lubett. Lubett was born in Paris in 1922 and studied bookbinding in England. She received the prize for the best binding by a woman binder in the Thomas Harrison Memorial Competition in 1968 and was elected to be a member of the Designer Bookbinders in 1971. Of her approach to binding, Lubett wrote: "The bindings can only hope to catch one element of the book it adorns, but its allusion should be positive in its abstraction." This philosophy is apparent in the binding of The Flying Dutchman, where she has applied onlays of bluish green morocco, puckered and highlighted with white to give the impression of a stormy sea. The technique of puckering leather for visual effect was innovated by Lubett. The doublures are also covered in a matching bluish green morocco showing a design of sails in gilt and blind fillets. Fine in a gilt-stamped quarter-morocco chemise and morocco-edged slipcase, both lined with teal felt.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        We Are Not Alone [radio play]

      Santa Monica, Ca, [ca. 1938]. 4to. A heavily worked over typescript (incorporating elements of several drafts, it would appear) of Hilton's own distillation/adaptation to radio of his 1937 novel. 28 numbered leaves plus lettered inserts, and duplicate leaves bearing revised or earlier texts. 28 numbered leaves plus lettered inserts, and duplicate leaves bearing revised or earlier texts. Last seven leaves torn in from fore-edge, and two rather creased, but without loss of text. Generally good to very good. In grey cloth slipcase, with leather label and chemise . The first leaf of the typescript is titled, signed and captioned by him, including his Santa Monica address. Accompanied by a mimeographed typescript, [2],35 leaves (33x20.2 cm), punched and ribbon bound at corner, printing the final text for broadcast on 6 April 1938. The broadcast was produced by Barbara Burnham, who also is credited as co-writer on the final script. The text in Hilton's manuscript is at wide variance from the text of the final broadcast script

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1st US Edition, 1st State, with Original Dustjacket

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1938. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. J.R.R. Tolkien. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Hobbit or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. The 1st US Edition, 1st Impression in its original Dustjacket. A wonderful copy of an extremely collectable book, housed in it's very rare and newly professionally restored original dustjacket. This is the 1st Edition, 1st Impression, 1st State, with the Bowing Hobbit on the title page. The maps are bound opposite to the order of the List of Illustrations, as per Hammond and Anderson. Chapter VII header is uncorrected and reads as 'Chapter VI' This book features the 4 color and 9 black and white illustrations by Tolkien, all of which are present and in extremely clean and bright condition. There is a previous owners name to the front endpaper. The text block and maps are very clean and bright, without any foxing or offsetting whatsoever. There is a minor moisture mark at the bottom of the gutter on both the front and back map, no other pages show the moisture mark. The blank side of the rear (map) free endpaper also shows a drip line on the outer edge of the page that does show thru on the map side, and there is what appears to be a bookstores price stamp, and another number stamped at the bottom of the page. Very minor but noted for accuracy. The text block is tight with no loose pages or any separation from the binding. The original cloth shows only the most minor shelf wear on the tips of the bottom edges, very clean and unmarked. The very rare 1st Dustjacket, is original and newly restored, mainly to fix a couple of closed tears and some minor loss to the edges and spine tips. A beautiful professional restoration which presents this quite scarce dustjacket exquisitely. I have provided a custom clamshell case, Fully Bound in Black Leather with the Title, Author, Dwarve's Hat, and Publisher gilt stamped to the spine, along with the Bowing Hobbit and Title to the front. The inside of the case is lined with Black Silk Moire to protect and house this classic of modern fiction. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Near Fine / Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: The Tolkien Bookshelf]
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        The Hobbit, 1st US Edition, 1st Impression, 3rd State, with Custom Slipcase

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1938. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. J.R.R. Tolkien. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Very Good copy of an extremely collectable book. This is the 1st Edition, 1st Impression, 3rd State, with the publishers device on the title page. The maps are in the proper order as per the List of Illustrations. This book also has the half title page as called for, and has the corrected 'Chapter VII' on page 118. It features the 4 color and 9 black and white illustrations by Tolkien, all of which are present and in extremely clean and bright condition. The text block and maps are also very clean and bright. No names or inscriptions. One minor bump to the front edge of the boards, has parted the cloth. The textblock edges are dusty, with a couple of spatter marks on the bottom edge. The original cloth shows a little soiling to the boards, and some light wear on the tips of the spine, where the cloth has split, but there is no loss. The only fault with this book, the front boards have an ink spill and a few spatter dots on it. Other than the spill marks, the boards are very clean and only lightly soiled. I have provided a one piece facsimile of the very rare 1st Dustjacket, as well as a custom slipcase to help protect and show this lovely classic of modern fiction. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Very Good / Facsimile Only.

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        THE HOBBIT OR THERE AND BACK AGAIN ... ILLUSTRATIONS BY THE AUTHOR

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1938.. Cloth. Frontis, plates and endsheet maps. Near fine, tight and bright, in near very good dust jacket, with a few short tears and creases at edges and flap folds, shallow loss at head and toe of spine, and old tape repairs to a longer (5 cm) tear in the bottom edge of the lower panel and around the crown of the spine First American edition, first printing (or 'state'), with the bowing Hobbit device on the title, the endsheet maps reversed from their designation in the table of illustrations, no half- title, etc. The bibliographers report that the first American edition (by implication, including both states or printings) consisted of five thousand copies. Tolkien contributed his own four color plates to this American edition due to his concerns that work by American artists might not be compatible with his line drawings. Uncommon in any original form of the dust jacket. HAMMOND & ANDERSON A3B1. BLEILER, p.194.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1st US Edition, 1st State, with Original Dustjacket

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1938. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. J.R.R. Tolkien. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Hobbit or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. The 1st US Edition, 1st Impression in its original Dustjacket. A wonderful copy of an extremely collectable book, housed in it's very rare and newly professionally restored original dustjacket. This is the 1st Edition, 1st Impression, 1st State, with the Bowing Hobbit on the title page. The maps are bound opposite to the order of the List of Illustrations, as per Hammond and Anderson. Chapter VII header is uncorrected and reads as 'Chapter VI' This book features the 4 color and 9 black and white illustrations by Tolkien, all of which are present and in extremely clean and bright condition. There is a previous owners name to the front endpaper. The text block and maps are very clean and bright, without any foxing or offsetting whatsoever. There is a minor moisture mark at the bottom of the gutter on both the front and back map, no other pages show the moisture mark. The blank side of the rear (map) free endpaper also shows a drip line on the outer edge of the page that does show thru on the map side, and there is what appears to be a bookstores price stamp, and another number stamped at the bottom of the page. Very minor but noted for accuracy. The text block is tight with no loose pages or any separation from the binding. The original cloth shows only the most minor shelf wear on the tips of the bottom edges, very clean and unmarked. The very rare 1st Dustjacket, is original and newly restored, mainly to fix a couple of closed tears and some minor loss to the edges and spine tips. A beautiful professional restoration which presents this quite scarce dustjacket exquisitely. I have provided a custom clamshell case, Fully Bound in Black Leather with the Title, Author, Dwarve's Hat, and Publisher gilt stamped to the spine, along with the Bowing Hobbit and Title to the front. The inside of the case is lined with Black Silk Moire to protect and house this classic of modern fiction. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Near Fine / Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: The Tolkien Bookshelf]
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        The Hobbit, 1st US Edition, 1st Impression, 3rd State, with Custom Slipcase

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1938. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. J.R.R. Tolkien. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Very Good copy of an extremely collectable book. This is the 1st Edition, 1st Impression, 3rd State, with the publishers device on the title page. The maps are in the proper order as per the List of Illustrations. This book also has the half title page as called for, and has the corrected 'Chapter VII' on page 118. It features the 4 color and 9 black and white illustrations by Tolkien, all of which are present and in extremely clean and bright condition. The text block and maps are also very clean and bright. No names or inscriptions. One minor bump to the front edge of the boards, has parted the cloth. The textblock edges are dusty, with a couple of spatter marks on the bottom edge. The original cloth shows a little soiling to the boards, and some light wear on the tips of the spine, where the cloth has split, but there is no loss. The only fault with this book, the front boards have an ink spill and a few spatter dots on it. Other than the spill marks, the boards are very clean and only lightly soiled. I have provided a one piece facsimile of the very rare 1st Dustjacket, as well as a custom slipcase to help protect and show this lovely classic of modern fiction. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Very Good / Facsimile Only.

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        We Are Not Alone [radio play]

      Santa Monica Ca ca. 1938 Santa Monica, Ca, [ca. 1938]. 4to. A heavily worked over typescript (incorporating elements of several drafts, it would appear) of Hilton's own distillation/adaptation to radio of his 1937 novel. 28 numbered leaves plus lettered inserts, and duplicate leaves bearing revised or earlier texts. 28 numbered leaves plus lettered inserts, and duplicate leaves bearing revised or earlier texts. Last seven leaves torn in from fore-edge, and two rather creased, but without loss of text. Generally good to very good. In grey cloth slipcase, with leather label and chemise . The first leaf of the typescript is titled, signed and captioned by him, including his Santa Monica address. Accompanied by a mimeographed typescript, [2],35 leaves (33x20.2 cm), punched and ribbon bound at corner, printing the final text for broadcast on 6 April 1938. The broadcast was produced by Barbara Burnham, who also is credited as co-writer on the final script. The text in Hilton's manuscript is at wide variance from the text of the final broadcast script

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Marlborough: His Life and Times, full set of jacketed six U.S. first editions in the publisher's slipcase

      Winston Churchill's monumental biography of his great ancestor, John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough, took years of research. The final volume was published on the eve of the Second World War. Churchill expert Richard Langworth says "To understand the Churchill of the Second World War, the majestic blending of his commanding English with historical precedent, one has to read Marlborough." The British first edition was issued in four volumes. The U.S. publisher chose to split the first two volumes into two books each, resulting in a six volume set that is otherwise identical in content to the British. Upon publication of the sixth and final volume in 1938, the publisher sold the full, uniform jacketed set boxed in a dark green publisher's slipcase for $16.50. Today such slipcased sets are quite rare indeed. Here is one - a full set of jacketed U.S. first edition, first printings in the original publisher's slipcase. The slipcase has done its job, and all six books within are pristine. The green cloth bindings are immaculate, square, and tight. The contents of all six volumes are pristine - crisp, clean, bright, and tight. No spotting. No inscriptions. Even the text block edges are unusually clean. All six are first edition, first printings, with the Scribner's "A" on the copyright page. The dust jackets are bright and clean with only light wear to extremities, including some scuffing to the spines. The only loss of note is minor chipping at the head of the Volume I spine to a depth of 1/8 inch. All six jackets are neatly price-clipped. The green publisher's slipcase is significantly edge worn and split along two of the back seams. Nonetheless, it is complete and notable for its scarcity in any condition. Bibliographic reference: A97.4(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A49(ba), Langworth p.169.

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        The Evolution of Physics:The Growth of Ideas from Early Concepts to Relativity and Quanta

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1938.. First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth. Inscribed by Albert Einstein and dated in 1939. Contemporary name on the front endpaper (the recipient of the inscription from Einstein), else near fine in a very good later issue dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Londres de nuit. Soixante-quatre photographies de Bill Brandt. Préface par André Lejard

      Paris: Art et Métiers Graphiques, 1938. 8° (25 x 19 cm) . Original photoillustrated wrappers. With 64 fine photogravure reproductions, captions in English and French. Light wear to edges of cover and rear cover with some minor soiling. Rebacked professionally. Contemporary name (neat) in ink to half title (dated 1938) otherwise contents clean and bright. Please inquire for more pictures of this item.. The rare first French edition. Parr & Badger 138. Hasselblad 126-127 ; Auer 264

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        The Nonesuch Dickens

      London: The Nonesuch Press,, 1938–9. Published under the editorial direction of Arthur Waugh, Hugh Walpole, Walter Dexter and Thomas Hatton. 24 volumes, large octavo. Original buckram in various colours, black morocco label to each spine, top edges rough gilt, others untrimmed. Includes the matching plate box. Illustrated after the original plates. With an original woodblock designed by John Leech. With usual slight fading to spines of five or six volumes, very small chip or bump to lower right-hand corner of the label of Pickwick Papers, the labels otherwise fresh and bright, an excellent set. First Nonesuch edition, one of only 877 sets. This peculiar limitation is due to the inclusion with each set of one of the original plates used in Chapman and Hall's first printings of each title. Since they held in their archive 877 such plates - the majority steel but with a number of wood blocks - the limitation was enforced. This set includes the woodblock for "Mrs. Fielding's Lecture", designed by John Leech for The Cricket on the Hearth.

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        The Inland Voyage. Along the Escaut River, the Willebroek, the Sambre and the Oise

      Stamford: Overbrook Press, 1938. Quarto. 138pp. One of 150 copies. Jean Hugo's brilliantly colored gouaches, which begin each chapter, are here reproduced by pochoir by Jean Saude in Paris. The Inland Voyage was considered by Frank Altschul, the printer, to be one of the most ambitious projects of his Press. Among the finest of American pochoir books, it was selected by the American Institute of Graphic Arts as one of the Fifty Books of the Year. A very fine, bright copy in a leather-backed turquoise cloth binding, showing just a trace of toning to the spine. Housed in publisher's cloth-covered slipcase with leather lettering piece.

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        An Inland Voyage

      The Overbrook Press, 1938 Tourqoise blue cloth boards in good plus condition, yellow spine and paste down in very good plus condition . Slip case fair, lots of edgewear and one broken corners. One hundred and fifty copies have been printed at the Overbrook Press in Stanford, Connecticut. The gouaches by Jean Hugo have been re produced in pochoir by the firm of Jean Saude in Paris; design and composition by Margaret B. Evans; presswork by John F. MacNamara. Inside pages clean and unmarked. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall

      [Bookseller: Jans Collectables]
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        Map of the Vieux Carre of New Orleans 1937

      Copyright 1938.. Pictographic / pictorial map, uncolored, 25 1/4 x 33 1/4 inches, professionally mounted on linen. Four vertical creases from rolling now minimized by linen backing, very faint foxing to lower right cartouche, small spot at centre of lower edge and 5 tiny spots in the image (just above the Farmer's Market, only noticeable on close inspection), occasional light soiling in margins; good condition. A detailed historical street map by Alvyk Boyd Cruise of New Orleans' Old Quarter. The scroll at upper left gives a brief history of the town of New Orleans and the scroll at right an "Explanation of Some Local Terms Often Used in the Vieux Carre." The ribbon banner above Neptune provides fascinating snippets of local historical information, such as "Canal Street, as the name implies, was a canal until the year 1838" and "The first Mardi Gras Street Parade in New Orleans was held on Frebruary 27, 1838." On the map itself, interesting buildings are named and described along with many other local traditions such as the "Morning Call" coffee stand. Truly a wonderful map for the lover of New Orleans. .

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        OUT OF AFRICA

      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.. 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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        OUT OF AFRICA

      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.

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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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        Rose of Sharon (Nursing Mother in Camp, near Visalia, Tulare County, California) [Original Photograph]

      NP Visalia area, California: NP , n/d (1938). vg. Print 13.75 x 11 inches. Image area 12.5 x 10.5 inches. Frame 17.25 x 19.75 inches. Vintage silver print, on semi-glossy paper, matted and framed (black wood) by one of the original Life Magazine photographers. Unsigned, undated. From a documentary series on dust bowl migrants, made while traveling with John Steinbeck through California labor camps during the winter of 1937–1938. "When this photograph was taken, both Steinbeck and I felt it represented a Madonna figure, with the newborn baby at its mother's swelling breasts, a faint suggestion of proud fatherhood in the background legs and hand." The images served as primary reference for the 1940 film, based on Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize winning novel, "The Grapes of Wrath." Originally titled "Nursing Mother in Camp, near Visalia, Tulare County, California" the image was later renamed, referencing the character in Steinbeck's novel. Very good condition. The influence of Dorothea Lange is apparent–she and Bristol journeyed California's Central Valley together– both were deeply concerned about the plight of the unemployed and were associated with the f/16 group. The image is included in the "Grapes of Wrath" portfolio, circa 1993.

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        IL RICORDO DELLA BASCA.

      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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        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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        Le bruit et la fureur [The Sound and the Fury]

      Gallimard Paris: Gallimard. (1938). First. First French edition. Translated by Maurice E. Coindreau. Original pale blue printed wrappers in French-folded tissue dustwrapper. Spine very slightly tanned, else fine. One of 20 hors commerce copies, this copy Inscribed by the translator to Mlle. Gabrielle Yras. Faulkner's early and staunch appreciation by, and influence upon, French intellectuals prior to his "rediscovery" in America, is well documented. .

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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.

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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.

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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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        My Ears Are Bent

      Sheridan House New York: Sheridan House. (1938). First. First edition. Previous owner's neat gift inscription, rear endpaper wrinkled, a very good or better copy in a very good example of the rare dustwrapper with small chips at the crown and rear panel, some rubbing, tears, and other light wear. The author's exceptionally rare first book, a collection of short pieces from his days as a reporter for the New York World-Telegram, the New York Herald Tribune and The New Yorker. Anecdotally it has been said that Mitchell would not allow this book to be reprinted in his lifetime because of some racial characterizations that are now considered inappropriate. This may be the case but Mitchell's writing, while never precious, could hardly be considered insensitive. We have seen only a handful of jacketed copies in thirty years of searching. .

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        TWO GIRLS AT A BALCONY.

      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)

      [Bookseller: Lorenz B. Hatt]
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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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        Three Guineas

      Hogarth Press London: Hogarth Press. 1938. First. First edition. A bookplate, contemporary gift inscription, and some foxing, very good in very good, Vanessa Bell-illustrated dustwrapper with small chips and tears. A handsome copy. .

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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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        L'Asse Nel Pensiero Dei Due Popoli / Die Achse Im Denken Der Beiden V?lker

      Pinciana Rome Pinciana (1938) First edition vg Sm. folio. Unpaginated. Gilt decorated blue cloth with gilt title to cover. Rebacked. The gilt decorations are of the German eagle as well as the Swastika and the Party symbol of the Fascists. Some rubbing to boards. Minor bumping to edges. Illustrated endpapers. Ex-Libris. Stamp of library "Amtsb¸cherei der Reichspostdirektion Bamberg Nr. XI G?147" and name of previous owner written in pen to front endpaper. Pictorial title page. Age yellowing to outer edges of pages not affecting text or photos. A look at Nazi Germany and its ally Italy gloryfying both countries cultures and leaders issued to commemorate Hitler's visit to Italy in 1938. Profusely illustrated with annotated b/w photographs many of them showing Hitler and Mussolini. Text in Italian and German. In very good condition. Rare.

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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. .

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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.

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        The Silver Princess in Oz

      Chicago: Reilly and Lee Co.. (1938). First. First edition, first state, in a second state dustwrapper. Turquoise cloth (one of several variants, with no established priority). Illustrated by John R. Neill. A little foxing in the gutters, and a small paper remnant adhered to the front board from the inside of the jacket, else a bright and attractive, near fine copy in a nice, near fine dustwrapper (with $1.50 price intact). Hanff and Greene pg. 102-3. .

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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. num.et signée par Erni et Gonin (après la maquette et 10 ex.avec un cuivre barré et avant les 189 ex.et les 30 ex.h.c.). - Etat de neuf. [2 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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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. 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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