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        Dining, Wining and Dancing in New York

      New York: Dodge Publishing, 1938. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition. Introduction by Lucius Beebe. Decorations by Loren Stout. Plaid cloth with applied paper labels. 165pp. Pictorial endpapers. Contemporary pencil ownership signature, and a little rubbing to the corners of the spine, very near fine in very good dustwrapper (also illustrated by Stout) with a few small chips. A breezy guide to New York. Very scarce in jacket. Gabler G30850.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Panorama of Machu Picchu]

      Peru 1938 - Two joined views, printed on albumen paper, measuring 47 x 17 1/3 cm (18 x 7 inches). In excellent condition, matted and framed.

      [Bookseller: Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        OUR TOWN

      New York: Coward-McCann, Inc.((1938)). First Edition, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a touchstone of American theater. After reading this play, Albert Einstein wrote a letter to Wilder comparing OUR TOWN to Homer's ODYSSEY and Shakespeare's HAMLET, stating: "That an American of the present day can create with such delicacy and detachment touches the soul like a miracle." This copy is INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author upon publication on the title page: "For Jack from Thornton/with all his best/Jay Six/April 1938." Jay Six was a ranch in southeast Arizona that Wilder frequented. Two years prior, in 1936, John Fitzgerald Kennedy and his older brother Joe had their first paying jobs at the ranch. Alas, THAT Jack was not there in 1938., Hardcover, Tight, crisp copy with the typical mild sunning along the cloth edges; bookplate of someone named Comstock on the front pastedown hidden by the inside dustwrapper flap. The dustwrapper is complete but for a small chip at the heel of the spine affecting the last two letters of "Coward" and "McCann." Other than that there are just a few scrapes to the rear panel and light edgewear. Near Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA]
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        Alone.

      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1938 - Octavo. Original full blue morocco, raised bands millet gilt to spine forming compartments ruled in gilt, titles direct to second and fourth gilt, two-line rules to covers gilt, inner dentelles gilt, top edge gilt, blue page-marker, marbled endpapers. A few very light markings to covers. Entirely unopened. A superb copy. Title-page printed in blue and black, blue headpieces by Richard E. Harrison. First edition, signed limited issue, of Byrd's autobiography; number 122 of 225 copies signed by the author on the limitation page and printed on rag paper. Richard Evelyn Byrd (1888-1957) graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1912. "In 1919 he took charge of the navigational aspects of the navy's first transatlantic flight In 1925 he commanded the naval unit of the D. B. MacMillan expedition to Greenland and became the first to fly across the Greenland ice cap. With the experience gained Byrd prepared himself to become the first to take an aeroplane over the North Pole" (Howgego). His team reached King's Bay on 29th April 1926 only to find Amundsen and his team likewise preparing for a transpolar flight; "When [Amundsen's dirigible] the Norge arrived at King's Bay on 7th May competition reached a new height", though, working solidly for fourteen hours, it was Byrd's team that were the first to get their dirigible in the air. They returned triumphantly to New York a month later and Byrd, following Amundsen's advice, began preparing for another polar flight, this time over the South Pole. Setting out from Hoboken in August 1928, Byrd and his team travelled south and made for the Ross Ice Shelf, where they established base camp (known as "Little America"). After several preliminary reconnaissance missions, Byrd and his companions eventually reached the pole on 29th November 1929, and despite "massive turbulence" were able to circle for eleven minutes checking sextant readings. Another expedition in 1932 was likewise successful and "did much to stimulate official United States government interest in Antarctica, and in 1939 Byrd was back in the Antarctic at the head of one of most ambitious teams ever to work on the continent". An exceptional copy of Byrd's autobiography, rare thus. Howgego IV B56-57 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        SALOME

      London: Limited Editions Club(1938). 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., 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

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA]
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        A Diary of the Travels of John Tillery. With his fellow sufferers thro' Syria and Egypt while prisoners with Gen. Bonaparte, 1799.

      [London:] Corvinus Press, 1938 - Octavo. Original white-cloth-backed buff paper boards hand-printed with pine-sprig and star motifs, spine lettered in gilt, dove vignette gilt to backstrip on front board, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, printed throughout on Silverflake paper. Mild toning to spine ends, top edges of both boards a little rubbed, upper outer corners slightly bumped, very mild soiling to front pastedown. An excellent copy. First and only edition, limited to 40 copies for personal distribution by Viscount Carlow as a Christmas gift, this copy inscribed on the presentation leaf "For Eileen, from Carlow, 1938". The text was printed verbatim from the original manuscript, which is now in the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. It is today inevitably uncommon, with three copies appearing at auction, the last in 1994, and 12 now confined to libraries. "John Tillery, an American sailor, served on board [HMS] Tigre under Sir Sidney Smith Tillery and 18 shipmates were captured by the French at Acre on 21 March 1799. Initially they were well treated — Napoleon even sent them a bottle of Jew's Brandy and a share of his provisions. Tillery was interrogated by Napoleon himself and asked to identify the body of a dead marine. However, after Napoleon's failure at Acre, the prisoners were marched to Egypt and kept in appalling conditions The prisoners were released on 22 December and returned to England on board HMS Theseus". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Story Of Ferdinand (Inscribed By Monroe Leaf With A Drawing)

      New York (1936): The Viking Press, Publishers, 1938. First Edition, Eleventh Printing 5th or later Printing. Boards/ Cloth. Good/No Dust Jacket. Robert Lawson. A Well Used But Complete Copy, Lacking The Dust Jacket. Inscribed On Second Front (Blank) Endpaper "For Shirley With All The Best From Munro Leaf And " (With A Drawing Of Ferdinand's Head); Book Is From Hollywood Area, But Provenance Unknown. Scarce With A Drawing And Signature By The Author.

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        The Drawings of the Florentine painters : amplified edition (University of Chicago Publications in Art)

      Chicago, University of Chicago Press ("printed in Italy"- title-page verso), 1938. Three volumes (35 cm), I (Text): xiv, 367 (1) pp. II (Catalogue): xii, 388 pp. III (Illustrations): (6) pp., 1109 half-tones printed in black, (4) pp. index. Uniform publisher's blue cloth, printed dust jackets (volumes I-II only). - An illustrated catalogue of known Florentine drawings from the Trecento to Michelangelo and his contemporaries, with a separate text discussing each artist, compiled to provide for "the fuller understanding of the artist and his finished works". This approach was highly original: "No large systematic study of old master drawings had ever been written before, and no one had thought, in the words of the title, of criticizing and studying them as 'documents in the History and Appreciation of Tuscan Art'" (Kenneth Clark, cited by Philip Pouncey in Master Drawings, volume 2, 1964, p.278). It remains an essential tool for scholars. The work was first published in New York & London in 1903, in two unwieldy volumes containing 2801 entries and 180 heliotype illustrations (limited editions of respectively 355 and 244 copies). This revised edition contains about five thousand entries (the old numbers are retained and provided with coefficients), many appendices (none had appeared in the first edition), and upwards of 1000 illustrations. Lorenzo Monaco, Maestro di Bambino Vispo, and Spinello Aretino are among painters who appear for the first time in this second edition. ¶ From the library of Denys Sutton (1917-1991), editor of Apollo Magazine (1962-1987), inscribed by him and dated 1939 (Bloomsbury Book Auctions, Catalogue of the Art Reference Library of the Late Denys Sutton CBE, 13 February and 26 March 1992, lot 250). Dust jacket lacking for volume III; jackets of volumes I-II chipped and torn, with small losses. Otherwise an excellent copy.

      [Bookseller: Robin Halwas | Rare Books]
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        3 RINGS: A CIRCUS BOOK

      BROWN, PAUL. BROWN,PAUL. 3 RINGS: A CIRCUS BOOK. NY: Scribner 1938 (1938 A). 4to, cloth backed pictorial boards, VG+ in repaired and chipped dust wrapper. 1st edition. Illustrated on every page by Brown in line and with bold and wonderful full color illustrations as well (featuring circus animals and of course his famous horses). Nice firsts in dust wrapper are hard to find.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Vier Jahre Hermann-Göring-Werke Salzgitter 1938 - 1941

      157 Halbleinen Limitiert und streng geheim! Dieses als Staatsgeheimnis deklarierte Buch dokumentiert auf eindrucksvolle Weise die Entstehungsgeschichte einer gigantischen Wirtschaftsregion. Innerhalb weniger Jahre hatten die Nationalsozialisten bei Salzgitter einen riesigen Stahlstandort aus dem Boden gestampft. Gleichzeitig entwarfen die Planer eine monumentale nationalsozialistische Musterstadt . Mit vielen historischen Fotos und Karten ausgestattet ist das Werk nicht nur eine wichtige und aufschlussreiche Dokumentation zur Heimatgeschichte einer ganzen Region, sondern auch ein interessanter Beleg deutscher Industriehistorie. Beim vorliegenden Band handelt es sich um das extrem seltene Original mit der Stempelnummer 946 einer limitierten Auflage (cirka 1-2.000 Stück maximal). Das Original ist antiquarisch nicht erhältlich. Eine einmalige Gelegenheit für Sammler und Historiker. Leinenrücken mit kleineren Läsuren. Einband etwas fleckig und mit Verfärbungen. Innen nur sehr wenige Flecken und sehr gut erhalten. Die ausklappbare Karte fehlt. Zwei Seiten waren wohl mal zusammengeklebt, was beim auseinandernehmen einen kleinen Schaden mit geringem Textverlust verursachte.

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        THE 500 HATS OF BARTHOLOMEW CUBBINS (FIRST STATE)

      THE VANGUARD PRESS 1938 - First Edition, First Printing, First State: A lovely first printing book in the extremely scarce original First state unclipped dust jacket. First Edition, First Issue, with correct endpaper design (with the larger hats on the paste downs) and with dustjacket priced $1.50 at front flap and Mulberry priced $1.00 at rear flap [Younger & Hirsch]. The book has black boards with a faded red quarter cloth spine. The boards have no bumps and no edgewear. The binding is tight and square. First printing with the requisite correct end papers going from larger to smaller hats with the largest hats on the paste downs. The end papers are clean with no owner names, and no book plate, but have some of the typical glue staining and toning. The internal pages are clean, and bright with no handling marks, no stains, no foxing, no writing, no scribbles and no stains. An internally unusually clean book for a childrens titles! Please see detailed images. The original first edition, FIRST STATE dust jacket is in beautiful condition having benefited from slight restoration by an expert paper conservator. The slightly wavy jacket has strong vibrant colors with no chips, no rips, no stains (some slight age toning to the spine), no foxing and no edgewear. The dust jacket is NOT price clipped and has a stated price of $1.50 at front flap and Mulberry priced $1.00 at rear flap [Younger & Hirsch]. Please see the many images. A handsome example of this title presenting very well with the extremely scarce first state jacket. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for other children's rare book titles and original illustration artwork [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meier And Sons Rare Books]
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        PHOTO ORIGINALE ALBERT RUDOMINE 1938 ARGENTIQUE RODIN

      - PHOTO ORIGINALE ALBERT RUDOMINE 1938 ARGENTIQUE RODIN

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        JOSEPH IN EGYPT

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf(1938). First Edition, Two volumes in slipcase. The third installment in the Joseph tetralogy. INSCRIBED to Paul Elkin and SIGNED by the author on the title page of the first volume. Mann first wrote an "A" to begin Elkin's last name and then wrote over it., hardcover, Very Good in soiled and stained but intact slipcase

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA]
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        Early Italian engraving : a critical catalogue with complete reproduction of all the prints described

      London & New York, M. Knoedler & Co. / Bernard Quaritch, 1938-1948. Two parts in seven volumes (34 cm), I (Catalogue, Part I, 1938): xxvi (2), 345 (1) pp., frontispiece. Copy 93 (of 375). II (Plates, 1938): (8) pp., plates 1-171. Copy 93 (of 375). III (Plates, 1938): (8) pp., plates 172-319. Copy 93 (of 375). IV (Plates, 1938): (8) pp., plates 320-485. Copy 93 (of 375). V (Catalogue, Part II, 1948): xxii, 347 (1) pp., frontispiece. Copy 99 (of 275). VI (Plates 1948): (8) pp., plates 486-698. Copy 178 (of 275). VII (Plates, 1948): (8) pp., plates 699-916. Copy 251 (of 275). Uniform publisher's blue buckram. - The core of this monumental work is Hind's study of the collection of early Italian engravings in the British Museum. The first part (vols. I-IV) is devoted to "Florentine engravings and Anonymous prints of other Schools" (catalogue and 714 illustrations on 488 plates) and the second part (vols. V-VII) to "Known Masters other than Florentine", Monogrammists, and Anonymous Masters (catalogue and 692 illustrations on 431 plates). Biographical and bibliographical information on each artist is followed by a list of his works. The edition was limited to 375 copies (vols. I-IV) or 275 copies (vols. V-VII); both text volumes are inscribed by the author, as usual. The author presented his manuscript to Lessing Rosenwald in 1948 (now Library of Congress, Rosenwald Collection, NE659.H.48). ¶ From the auction sale of the Handbibliothek L'Art Ancien, Zürich (Auktion 3/I), conducted by F. Zisska & R. Kistner, Munich, 27-28 March 1984, lot 671. Occasional pencil annotations by the proprietor of the firm, Erwin Rosenthal (1889-1981). Excellent set.

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        JDC BULLETIN. VOL I, NRS 1,2,3 (JAN, APRIL, SEPT 1938) ; APRIL 1939; MAY 1939; JULY 1939; DECEMBER 1939. 7 ISSUES [UNBROKEN RUN? ]

      New York : American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.(1938-39). 1st edition. Original paper wrappers, 4to (magazine size) , 8 pages each (2nd issue is 6 pages) . Includes 90 photos (! ) , 4 period-style graphic charts, and 1 facsimile. 30 cm. We were unable to determine the full extent of the run. Searching the 4 OCLC listings for this periodical, NYPL in fact does not in fact list any holdings in their catalog(? ) ; Yale lists holdings only for Nrs. 5 (1940) through 8 (1940) & 10 (1940) ; HUC does not indicate which issues it holds; and NLI indicates only "1938-1939: 1 , " which we assume to mean all of 1938 and the first issue of 1939. There are no microfilms listed. Additionally, there was a JDC Bulletin published earlier, including during WW I, but that is clearly an earlier iteration (which may be what HUC holds, we don't know) , as this set begins with Vol I, Nr. 1 (Jan 1938) . The final issue here includes the famous illustrated front page article, "Dumped Emigration: A Statement on JDC Policy Evoked by the [USS] St. Louis Crisis. " Founded during World War I, the "American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) was the first Jewish organization in the United States to dispense large-scale funding for international relief. World War I left in its wake the seeds of many additional catastrophes, pogroms, epidemics, famine, revolution, and economic ruin. JDC played a major role in sustaining Jews in Palestine and rebuilding the devastated communities of Eastern Europe. JDCs relief activities, emigration aid, and rescue operations were critical following the Nazi rise to power and the outbreak of World War II. After the war, JDC mobilized to support and resettle survivors, help reconstruct the remnant communities of Europe, create a network of social welfare services in the fledgling State of Israel....Hitler's rise to power in 1933 and the passage of the economically restrictive Nuremberg Laws pauperized the Jewish community in Germany, and JDC's support became critical. Channeled through local Jewish relief organizations, JDC funds subsidized medical care, Jewish schools and educational activities, welfare programs, loan funds, emigration, and centers for vocational and agricultural training, including a hachshara (training) program for prospective immigrants to Palestine. Later, support was extended to Jewish communities in Nazi-annexed Austria and occupied Czechoslovakia. Emigration aid soon became the priority, as JDC focused on helping Jews fleeing from Nazi Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia. JDC provided food, shelter, and medical care for stranded refugees; it helped cover travel expenses and landing fees; and it secured travel accommodations and all-important visas for countries of refuge. By the end of 1939, JDC-supported organizations had helped some 110, 000 Jews emigrate from Germany30, 000 in 1939 alone. In 1940, JDC was helping refugees in transit in more than 40 countries. From the outbreak of World War II through 1944, JDC enabled over 81, 000 Jews to emigrate. JDC allocated funds to assist refugees in temporary European havens and tried to help them find permanent refuge in the United States, Palestine, and Latin America. It set up a Jewish agricultural settlement in Sosua, in the Dominican Republic, in response to General Trujillo's offer to open his country to European refugees. In 1939, when some 900 German Jewish refugees on the SS St. Louis were denied entry into Cuba, JDC's round-the-clock negotiations opened European doors to the passengers, saving many" (JDC, 2017) . Contents include "5, 000, 000 Jews in Peril...; " reports of fundraising in the US for the Jews of Europe, often by women's groups; "Tragic Fate Awaits Jews in Austria; " "[US] Church and Press Ask Support for JDC Campaign; " Centerfold photo spread titled, "Eager to Flee from Austria We Must Help Them in this Crisis" "Our Answer to Despots" (by comedian Eddie Cantor, an exclusive to the JDC) ; "J. D. C. - Exponent of Democracy (by NY Gov. H. H. Lehman) ; "355, 000 Jews in Czecho Slovakia [sic] Face Tragic Fate; " "Through J. D. C. Eyes: Fact Behind the Headlines of Jewish Distress Overseas" (A country by country report) ; "Shanghai and the Far East; " "South America: A Land of Great Promise May Shut its Doors in the Face of the Refugees; " "The Story of Wieringen: A Great Jewish Institution; " "Priceless Danzig Jewish Antiquities Arrives in U. S. ; " "Refugee Influx--an American Myth; " "Stranded: The Rejected Immigrants; " "Poland: New Expulsions; The Boarder Refugees; Danzig; " "J. D. C. Is Looked to as Hope of Jews Caught in European Disaster...; " "Women Play Heroic Role; " "U. S. Jews Face Test in Crisis; " etc. As indicated, OCLC lists only 4 institutions with any holdings (NYPL, Yale, HUC, NLI) , though NYPL appears to lack any issues, Yale's appear to be later, and the other two are unclear. Light wear, but overall Good+ to Very Good-. Rare and Exceedingly Important. (holo2-137-1)

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        Uit zelfbehoud.

      Maastricht, (A.A.M. Stols, 1938). Verguld heelmarokijn met vier ribben in kartonnen foedraal (Louis Malcorps). (4), 140 p. Gedrukt in rood en zwart op Ossekop van Van Gelder in een oplage van slechts 40 genummerde exemplaren (dit is nummer 3). 1e druk. Rug iets verbruind.l Eén van de enkele exemplaren die door Louis Malcorps in roodbruin heelmarokijn werden gebonden, gesigneerd door de auteur onder het colofon. Op het voorplat staat het vignet van De Halcyon Pers in goud (zie afbeelding). De Halcyon Pers 8. Van Dijk 436.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas Holthuis]
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        Österreich-Ungarns letzter Krieg 1914 - 1918. Herausgegeben vom Österreichischen Bundesministerium für Heereswesen und vom Kriegsarchiv. Erster Band: Das Kriegsjahr 1914. Vom Kriegsausbruch bis zum Ausgang der Schlacht bei Limanowa-Lapanów. Mit 27 Beilagen und 56 Skizzen. Zweiter Band: Das Kriegsjahr 1915 - erster Teil. Vom Ausklang der Schlacht bei Limanowa-Lapanów bis zur Einnahme von Brest-Litowsk. Mit 40 Beilagen und 36 Skizzen. Dritter Band: Das Kriegsjahr 1915 - zweiter Teil. Von der Einnahme von Brest-Litwosk bis zur Jahreswende. Mit 32 Beilagen und 20 Skizzen. Vierter Band: Das Kriegsjahr 1916 - erster Teil: Die Ereignisse von Jänner bis Ende Juli. Mit 29 Beilagen und 4 Skizzen. Fünfter Band: Das Kriegsjahr 1916 - zweiter Teil. Die

      Wien, Verlag der militärwissenschaftl. Mitteilungen, 1930 - 1938. - 8 Bde. Pag. [ca. 5884 S.] OLwd. In insgesamt 15 Büchern, wobei jedem Textband (außer Registerband) ein Beilagenband entspricht: Mit allen Beilagen. - Lichtschatten, leichte Gbrsp., Ebd. leicht fleckig, schöne Expl. - Glaise-Horstenau, (1882 - 1946), entstammte einer österr. Offiziersfamilie, besuchte u.a. die Theresianische Militärakademie, kam 1910 in den Generalstab nach Wien und war 1913/14 als Hauptmann im Wiener Kriegsarchiv tätig. Im Ersten Weltkrieg war er Generalstabsoffizier, 1915-18 Pressereferent des Armee-Oberkommandos und Verfasser von Heeresberichten. Seit 1918 arbeitete G.-H. wieder im k.k. Kriegsarchiv, studierte 1919-21 an der Univ. Wien Geschichte und war 1925-38 Generalstaatsarchivar und Direktor des Kriegsarchivs. G.-H., der seit 1934 Privatdozent für neuere Kriegs- und Heeresgeschichte an der Univ. Wien war, verfaßte militärgeschichtliche Schriften und leitete die Herausgabe von Österreich-Ungarns letzter Krieg 1914-1918 (7 Bde., 1930-38). Seit 1934 Mitglied des Staatsrats, war er 1936-38 im Kabinett Schuschnigg Minister ohne Portefeuille bzw. Innenminister und verhandelte mit Hitler auf dem Obersalzberg (1936). 1938 wurde G.-H. Vizekanzler im Kabinett Seyß-Inquart, war 1941-44 "bevollmächtigter deutscher General in Kroatien", wo er mäßigend gegen die von der Ustascha verübten Greuel einschritt. 1945 geriet er in amerikanische Kriegsgefangenschaft, trat vor dem Internationalen Militärgerichtshof in Nürnberg auf und beging aus Furcht vor einer Auslieferung an Österreich bzw. Jugoslawien Selbstmord. (DBE) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        A large cloth-bound album (300 x 385 mm) containing 478 original vintage gelatin silver photographs in three main sequences. One important series comprises approximately 240 images (85 x 135 mm) relating to a journey by air in VH-UZU, the first Cessna imported into Australia (by MacRobertson Miller Aviation Company; it was registered on 2 September 1937)

      Several photographs that suggest an approximate date clearly show other unique aircraft; one of these is VH-UZX. There were in fact two aircraft registered VH-UZX in Australia. The first one, a DH84 Dragon, crashed at Croydon in the UK on 26 February 1938 before delivery to Australia. The second one, a DH86 Express, was registered in Sydney on 17 July 1940 to W.R. Carpenter & Co. Ltd.; it was impressed by the Commonwealth Government on 27 December 1940. It is clearly in civilian use in this album, making the latter part of 1940 a likely date. Adding weight to this, VH-UZU 'was used on the Adelaide-Whyalla run until late 1939 when it was flown to Perth and used by MacRobertson Miller Airlines on services in Western Australia' (airliners.net). There are seven photographs of aeroplanes (mainly VH-UZU), 76 photographs taken on the ground, and 154 from the air. Identifiable or named places range from the Cairns Golf Links, to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and the Norseman Hotel, but the bulk of the aerial views are interesting landscape features and developed areas in regional Australia. Featured in a few photographs are the passenger and pilot of VH-UZU; on the basis of one of them, we seriously suggest that Captain Horrie Miller himself is the pilot. Another important series includes approximately 85 photographs (generally 65 x 90 mm or the reverse) of mining activities. Some feature large operations, including twelve taken underground, but the best of them depict much more small-scale activity. Captions in pencil on the verso of some images, dated March 1935, identify alluvial diggings and the WMC drill at Yellowdine (approximately 400 kms east of Perth; gold was discovered in the region in 1934). Londonderry, near Coolgardie, is also featured. Conditions depicted are at best basic, at times primitive, and ensure that these images of the early days of the development of a goldfield are nothing less than fascinating. At the beginning of the album there are 88 snapshots (110 x 70 mm or the reverse, printed by 'Q'land Camera Co., Cairns') of tourist attractions in (presumably) the Cairns region.

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        Rebecca (With A Signed Letter From The Author Quoting The First Line Of The Book)

      The First UK Printing published by Gollancz in 1938. The BOOK is in Very Good++ condition. Slight dulling of the gilt titling to the spine. The usual foxing to the text block which has encroached onto the page edges in places due the paper stock used. Some foxing to the prelims, end papers and the first few pages. Free from inscriptions. A tight copy. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ condition. The correct first issue with the price of 8/6 net to the lower spine. Some fading of the yellow colouring with mild rubbing places to the spine. A little loss at the front flap ends. Small chips to the lower spine and rear cover upper edge. Some closed tears to the spine ends and the lower rear flap fold have had professional Japanese tissue paper repairs to the verso. The wrapper remains very attractive in the removable Brodart archival cover. The book is accompanied by firstly, a 13 x9 cm colour photo of the author with her two dogs. This has been Signed by the author : 'Best wishes from Daphne Du Maurier, 1986'. Secondly, a loose Signed headed letter from the author: 'Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again. A quote from Rebecca, yours sincerely, Daphne Du Maurier, 1986'. This quotation being the first line of the book. The letter has been folded. Kilmarth, Par in Cornwall was the last home of Daphne Du Maurier. One of the author's key titles which was adapted as a 1940 psychological drama film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. It was Hitchcock's first American project, and his first film under contract with producer David O. Selznick. 'Rebecca' won two Academy Awards, Best Picture and Cinematography, out of a total 11 nominations. Olivier, Fontaine and Anderson also were Oscar-nominated for their respective roles as were Hitchcock and the screenwriters. Scarce with such attributes. More images available on request. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

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        Groot archief van de Nederlandse vooroorlogse literaire almanak In Aanbouw.

      Originele correspondentie, kopij, redacteursaantekeningen, foto's en illustratiemateriaal. Ca. 500 getypte danwel handgeschreven brieven van 140 jonge Nederlandse en Vlaamse schrijvers, onder wie Bertus Aafjes, Anna Blaman, Johan Daisne, Bert Decorte, Chr.J. van Geel, Jan d'Haese, Jac. van Hattum, Jacob Hiegentlich, Ed. Hoornik, Karel Jonckheere, Cor Klinkenbijl, Louis Th. Lehmann, A. Marja, Adriaan Morriën, F.C. Terborgh, M. Vasalis, Ab Visser en de uitgeverijen Leopold en Manteau 150 conceptbrieven en beoordelingsformulieren van redacteur K. Lekkerkerker 40 originele zwart-witfoto's en tekeningen drukproeven, knipsels en promotiemateriaal brieven over de herdruk ter gelegenheid van de 50e verjaardag van de almanak. 1938-1946 1989.l Fascinerend archief van de fraai geïllustreerde literaire almanak In Aanbouw, waarin niet minder dan 53 jongeren uit de Lage Landen hun (eerste) werk publiceerden. Deze door K. Lekkerkerker samengestelde almanak In Aanbouw wordt wel beschouwd als de belangrijkste bloemlezing van het interbellum.Deze brieven van (veelal mannelijke) dichters en prozaïsten handelen over hun recente werk, hun levensloop (tot dusver) en hun portretten. Dit archief bevat niet alleen volledige correspondenties, maar brengt ook Lekkerkerkers werkzaamheden in kaart, van het overleg met de Nederlandse uitgeverij Leopold en de Vlaamse uitgeverij Manteau tot de te organiseren langs boekhandels reizende In Aanbouw-tentoonstelling.Auteurs als Lehmann en d'Haese overladen Lekkerkerker met uitvoerige brieven en talloze gedichten en verhalen. Andere mogelijke bijdragers zijn meer gereserveerd: de legendarische bibliofiel Emile van der Borch van Verwolde weigert pertinent een portret af te staan, Belcampo vindt zichzelf te oud voor een jongerenalmanak en de diplomaat Reijnier Flaes wenst niet geassocieerd te worden met zijn pseudoniem F.C. Terborgh. Tot Lekkerkerkers verdriet beantwoordt M. Vasalis het verzoek tot deelname met een (weliswaar charmante) afwijzingsbrief.Na het verschijnen van In Aanbouw blijft Lekkerkerker met sommige bijdragers corresponderen over literatuur en meer persoonlijke zaken. In dit archief bevinden zich ook de gedichten en verhalen die overbodig of ongeschikt werden geacht, waaronder een satirisch sonnet van Chris van Geel Jr. en een kort verhaal van Terborgh."U zult het [portret] echter niet krijgen, en ik hoop dat dit U teleurstelt! Ik houd het er voor dat een portret en een gedicht elkaar niet goed verdragen" (Van der Borch van Verwolde, 1-12-1938) "Mij is om verschillende redenen er zeer veel aan gelegen dat mijn pseudoniem (F.C. Terborgh) voor zoo veel mogelijk gerespecteerd wordt. Een portret moet ik derhalve weigeren. Een zeer beknopte en onvolledige biographie zou kunnen worden verstrekt. Een bibliographie van niets is moeilijk te geven" (Flaes, 6-1-1939) "Mijn schrijfdrift is belangrijk ouder dan mijn literaire loopbaan die beperkt is tot de publicatie van wat verzen in Helikon en van wat verzen en een korte novelle in Werk. Leopold en Gorter vonden mijn liefde voor poezie het eerst gereed. De Balzac en Dostojewsky leerden mij waardoor en waarom er geschreven moet worden" (Blaman, 29-7-1939) "Ik ben 1,77m lang, weeg 70 k.g., heb enige jaren gehockeyd en beoefen nu athletiek. Ik schrijf verzen sinds 1936, maar vind Bix Beiderbecke een grotere dode dan Rilke. Mijn werkwijze bestaat uit het imiteren van anderen, dat ik gepubliceerd word is geheel buiten mijn toedoen" (Lehmann, autobiografie 1939).Belangrijk, veelzijdig materiaal van veel beginnende auteurs - sommige met een glansrijke schrijverscarrière in het verschiet, andere tot vergetelheid gedoemd.

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        The Revolution Betrayed. What is the Soviet Union and Where is it Going? Translated by Max Eastman; [together with] The Case of Leon Trotsky. Report of hearings on the charges made against him in the Moscow Trials. By the Preliminary Commission of Inquiry; [together with] Not Guilty. Report of the Commission of Inquiry into the charges made against Leon Trotsky in the Moscow Trials.

      London & New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc. & Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1937 & 1938 - 3 works, octavo. TRB: original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt and black on a red ground, top edge red, others uncut. Works 2 and 3: original black cloth, red paper labels printed in black, fore edges uncut. All with the dust jackets and accompanied by 2 original black and white photographs. TRB: bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown; spine ends slightly bumped, spine a little rubbed, front hinge gently cracked but firm, some nicks and chips to dust jacket extremities and spine faded, an excellent copy. Works 2 and 3: front free endpapers inscribed by Stolberg, review stamp to front free endpaper of work 2, front endpapers browned, extremities of dust jackets a little rubbed and chipped, excellent copies. First US edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed from Trotsky to Benjamin Stolberg on the front free endpaper, "devotedly yours, Leon Trotsky, 21/11 1937, Coyoacan". The American journalist and labour activist Benjamin Stolberg (1891–1951) was a member of the Dewey Commission and had strong association links to Trotsky. The Revolution Betrayed is Trotsky's major critique of Stalinism, and marked the end of the American intelligentsia's romance with Russian communism. It was completed in the spring of 1936 and sent to the publisher just before the first of the three Moscow show trials took place in August of the same year. To reference this, Trotsky appended a postscript to the introduction in which he referenced the recent "terrorist conspiracy trial". After being sentenced to death in absentia for conspiracy to assassinate Stalin, Trotsky moved from Norway to the Coyoácan area of Mexico City in January 1937. A few months later an independent "Commission of Inquiry" into the charges made against him and others at the Moscow Trials was held in Coyoacán, with the American philosopher John Dewey as chairman. The Revolution Betrayed is accompanied by two Dewey Commission reports from Stolberg's personal library, both dated and inscribed by Stolberg. The first, The Case of Leon Trotsky, was published in 1937 and is a transcript of the Commission's 13-session deposition of Trotsky; it is inscribed, "do not remove! Benjamin Stolberg. New York – Sept 16, 1937". The second, Not Guilty, was published in 1938 and is a summary of the Commission's conclusions; it is inscribed, "Please do not remove this copy. Benjamin Stolberg. June 29. 1938". Two photographs, one of which is inscribed "Coyoacan April 1937" by Stolberg and shows Trotsky and two unidentified Commission members, are also included. A cohesive set of materials with significant and rare association history which fully illustrates Trotsky's connections with the Dewey Commission and with Benjamin Stolberg in particular. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Two Publication of the West Virginia Penitentiary: Work & Hope and Pen Revue

      Moundsville, West Virginia: West Virginia Penitentiary, 1938. Very Good. Octavos. Stapled illustrated wrappers. 40pp. and [36]pp. Very good with toning and general wear including a coupe tears at the edges, rubbing, and ring marks to one issue. The publications include Work & Hope, a monthly magazine published by the inmates of the West Virginia Penitentiary at Moundsville, and Pen Revue, a program for a 1938 stage production at the same facility. Work & Hope, published in January 1927, features a mix of institutional news, religious writings, poetry, jokes, and uplifting articles. The Pen Revue program prints the cast of the 34th annual production, entitled "Variety Manor." The production was staged and produced by L. Budd Haberstick, the cover artist of the Work & Hope issue included here, suggesting both these publications were likely his copies. Haberstick would later found The Little Theatre of Greenville, South Carolina with his wife in the early 1960s. The gothic style West Virginia Penitentiary at Moundsville, which operated from 1876 to 1995, is today opened for tours and as a haunted attraction during the fall. Both are rare. OCLC locates no copies of these exact publications, though a few scattered earlier copies of Work & Hope are held by West Virginia University, along with one later issue of Pen Revue.

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        Original Leaf from the Polycronicon Printed by William Caxton at Westminster in the Year 1482

      San Francisco: Grabhorn Press, 1938. Caxton, William. Quarto. 53pp. One of 297 copies printed for the Book Club of California by Edwin and Robert Grabhorn. Tipped-in is a leaf from the Polycronicon, with a rubricated initial on the recto and verso. It contains a passage on the campaigns of Cyrus the Great and his son and successor Cambyses. Accompanying text is The Life and Works of William Caxton, with an historical reminder of fifteenth century England by Benjamin P. Kurtz, together with a note on the Polycronicon by Oscar Lewis and an appreciation of William Caxton by Edwin Grabhorn. Very fine in quarter cloth and printed henna boards, which display Caxton's well-known printer's device, with paper label to spine. Bookplate on front paste-down affixed over another bookplate. (Heller & Magee 292; BCC #12; Chalmers 76).

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        A New Song

      International Worker's Order, New York 1938 - 31 pages Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/4") bound in original publisher's blue, white and black pictorial wrapper. Introduction by Michel Gold, frontispiece by Joe Jones. [Signed] First edition. Although it has been largely forgotten, for most of the 1930s Langston Hughes turned his attention to explicitly political poetry and the movement for “proletarian literature.” During this time, Hughes set aside the Jazz and Blues poetry for which he is best known, and focused on poetry linking the reality of working class life in America, black and white, to the struggle for a universal worker’s revolution. In the early 1930s, Hughes traveled extensively in the Soviet Union. Before the Cold War, a great many Americans supported the Soviet Union. American communists fervently believed in a global worker’s revolution, and that the Soviet Union was merely the first harbinger of the coming of Communism. These views were not mainstream, per-say, but they were not unusual either. In 1938 the International Workers Order published a small volume of Hughes radical poetry, including poems such as Chant for May Day and Ballad of Lenin. In the late 1930s, Stalin’s purges led many writers to distance themselves from the Communist Party. So called “fellow travelers” – leftist writers such as Hughes, Earnest Hemingway, and John Steinbeck who had linked socialist causes and a concern for ordinary Americans with a fervent anti-fascism – began to lose faith in Communist-affiliated organizations such as the League of American Writers. The Nazi-Soviet Pact of 1939 dealt the American left in the United States a blow from which it never recovered, being as twin pillars of socialist American politics had been support for the Soviet Union and Opposition to fascism, particularly in Spain and Germany. In the 1950s, Hughes testified before congress that he was not and never had been a member of the Communist Party, and attempted to distance himself from the Proletarian Literature he had written in the 1930s, both by refusing others the rights to reprint poems from the period, and by excluding all of his radical poetry from the 30s from the Selected Poems which he published in 1959. From the poem Ballad of Lenin, a lot of Hughes’s proletarian poetry remains deeply relevant today. Reading Hughes’s radical poetry, it is hard not to think about movements like the Arab Spring, or Occupy Wall Street, and more importantly, it is hard not see that while the cause of the Workers Revolution as advanced by the Soviet Union was a somewhere between a dead end and indistinguishable-from-facism, the problems which American communists saw in their society, and in a society which they were beginning to perceive as global, have not yet been addressed. And, for better or for worse, those on Park Avenue should probably still be worried that their fellow citizens over on the park bench are going to decide to move on over. Condition: Spine rubbed, soiled, edge wear corners bumped. About a very good copy of a scarce item. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        200,000 Feet on Foula [The Edge of the World] (First UK Edition, inscribed by Michael Powell in 1942)

      London: Faber and Faber, 1938. First Edition. First Edition. ASSOCIATION COPY, inscribed in 1942 by Michael Powell: "For Roy Plomley / who knows all about desert islands / Michael Powell / 1942." The book was inscribed on the occasion of Powell's appearance on the BBC radio program Desert Island Discs, where he was interviewed by Plomley, the show's founder. Michael Powell re-appeared in the 1980s and 1990s under the auspices of Martin Scorsese, and examples of books he inscribed during that period turn up with some regularity. We have, however, only seen one other example of a contemporary inscription on this title, Powell's first book. A diary-like account of the making of his classic 1937 film, "The Edge of the World," a project that was very close to his heart and his first film to be shot in the beloved Scottish Isles (the next was I Know Where I'm Going, in 1945). The film's story was inspired by the evacuation of St. Kilda, and won the director an introduction to the great British producer Alexander Korda, followed, of course, by a decades-long teaming with Emeric Pressburger and a brilliant career. Photo illustrated throughout. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. A small bit of foxing to the endpapers, and a single small spot of discoloration to the backstrip. Jacket shows some rubbing and very shallow creasing at a few extremities, but has no loss.

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        Vertraulich. Herausgegeben vom Reichskriminalpolizeiamt in Berlin. Hauptausgabe abgeschlossen am 21.7.1941. 4. Jahrgang. Nr. 161. Berlin 1. August 1941. 8°. 814 S., 1 Bl., OUmschlag.

      - Sehr seltenes Fahndungsbuch des NS-Verfolgungsapparats.- Erschien seit 1938 jeden Monatsersten.- Enthält "Steckbriefe, Haftbefehle und Fetsnahmeersuchen" in alphabetischer Ordnung. Genannt werden mehrere Tausend Personen, jeweils mit Namen, Geburtsdatum und Geburtsort (oder letztem Aufenthaltsort), teilweise mit Angabe der für die Fahndung verantwortlichen Behörde (zahlreich mit dem Kürzel "KP" Kriminalpolizei) sowie mit besonderer Kennzeichnung "Z" für Zigeuner.- Papierbedingt gebräunt, tls. etw. fleckig, Umschl. etw. braunfleckig u. mit kl. Läsuren.# Very rare search book of the Nazi persecution apparatus.- Several thousand people are named, each with their name, date of birth and place of birth (or last place of residence), with an indication of the authority.- Slightly browned and stained, wrapper with minor damage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DANTE

      ZANICHELLI, 1938. ITALIANO 0,55 Traduzione dal russo di Rinaldo Kufferle, prima bianca e frontespizio libere dalla legatura, pagine brunite ai bordi da fattore tempo e con rara fioritura, alcune ancora intonse, bordi non regolari e non rifilati, brossura editoriale morbida, con piccola illustrazione, ingiallita, con fioritura e strappetti ai bordi, strappi anche al dorso USATO

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        Brighton Rock

      London: Heinemann, 1938. A first edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1938. A near fine book with some light spotting to the page edges and to the prelims and terminal pages. A small stain to the foot of the front cover - a very nice copy indeed of this rare book.

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        Quito Express

      New York: Viking Press, 1938 - First Edition. Very good in a damaged dust jacket. Presented by the author to music critic and producer Goddard Leiberson, "[ink drawing of Pedro, from the book's final drawing] To Goddard from Ludwig." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Schwartz Packet

      Forged manuscript of T.E. Lawrence's A Study of James Elroy Flecker. 3 pages of manuscript, written in black ink on thin typing paper, 2 leaves of which have carbon typing purporting to be transcripts of letters from Hussein Ibn Ali and General Wilson. Bound with blanks in quarter niger morocco with cloth sides, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Supposedly written in 1919, but in fact c.

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        T.E. Lawrence to His Biographer Robert Graves [and:] T.E. Lawrence to his Biographer Liddell Hart

      London: Faber & Faber, 1938. First editions, one of 500 copies signed by Graves and Liddell-Hart, both marked "Out of Series". 2 vols. 8vo. Original red buckram (Graves) and original gray cloth (Hart). Bookplate of David Garnett in each volume. Some minor fading to spines, occasional light foxing, otherwise near fine. First editions, one of 500 copies signed by Graves and Liddell-Hart, both marked "Out of Series". 2 vols. 8vo. David Garnett's copies. Garnett edited The Letters of T. E. Lawrence (1938). O'Brien A214 & A215

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        Konvolut von ca. 120 Fotos aus dem Nachlaß der Fotografin

      verschiedene Formate, teils auf Karton gezogen, (teils Gebrauchsspuren) - guter Zustand / Dazu: einige Bleistiftzeichnungen (u. a. Porträts) und Skizzen, datiert 1938 / 2 Blatt Papier-Collagen auf Karton (Fasching 1939 und Nymphenburger Porzellan) -

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        Theologisch-Praktische Quartal-Schrift (ThPQ) - (KONVOLUT aus 40 Bänden) - Jg.33 (1880) - 63. (1910) 67. (1914) 70. (1917) - 91. (1938)

      Gebundene Ausgabe Die ThPQ möchte ein Bindeglied zwischen theologischer Wissenschaft und kirchlicher Praxis in Seelsorge und Religionsunterricht sein. Aus verschiedenen Perspektiven werden deshalb in jedem Heft aktuelle Fragen der Theologie und der Kirche von kompetenten Autorinnen und Autoren behandelt. Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer aufgelösten Klosterbibliothek und befinden sich in einem ordentlich erhaltenen Zustand Schnitt und Einband sind staubschmutzig Papier altersbedingt leicht nachgedunkelt der Zustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut KOMPLETTPREIS bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten teilweise Halblederbände ALTSCHRIFT!

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        Ferns of the southeastern states: Descriptions of the fern-plants growing naturally in the state south of the Virginia-Kentucky state line and east of the Mississippi river

      The Science press printing co, 1938. Hardcover. Used; Good. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; 8vo - over 7.75" - 9.75" tall; Ex-library; ex-library reading copy. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent airmail.

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        200,000 Feet on Foula [The Edge of the World] (First UK Edition, inscribed by Michael Powell in 1942)

      London: Faber and Faber, 1938. First Edition. First Edition. ASSOCIATION COPY, inscribed in 1942 by Michael Powell: "For Roy Plomley / who knows all about desert islands / Michael Powell / 1942." The book was inscribed on the occasion of Powell's appearance on the BBC radio program Desert Island Discs, where he was interviewed by Plomley, the show's founder.Michael Powell re-appeared in the 1980s and 1990s under the auspices of Martin Scorsese, and examples of books he inscribed during that period turn up with some regularity. We have, however, only seen one other example of a contemporary inscription on this title, Powell's first book.A diary-like account of the making of his classic 1937 film, "The Edge of the World," a project that was very close to his heart and his first film to be shot in the beloved Scottish Isles (the next was I Know Where I'm Going, in 1945). The film's story was inspired by the evacuation of St. Kilda, and won the director an introduction to the great British producer Alexander Korda, followed, of course, by a decades-long teaming with Emeric Pressburger and a brilliant career. Photo illustrated throughout.Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. A small bit of foxing to the endpapers, and a single small spot of discoloration to the backstrip. Jacket shows some rubbing and very shallow creasing at a few extremities, but has no loss.

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        Dessin original à Nelly de Vogüé

      - New York , 30 avril 1938, 16,2x21,5cm, une feuille. - disegno Ink autografata da Antoine de Saint-Exupéry con la sua amante, Nelly de Vogue. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Dessin original à l'encre d'Antoine de Saint-Exupéry au dos d'un télégramme qui lui était adressé par sa maîtresse, Nelly de Vogüé, daté du 30 avril 1938. Ce touchant dessin, autour d'un jeu de mots entre l'anglais et le français, renvoie à son séjour à New York, où il reçoit ce télégramme. Le dessin, représentant une ruche et des abeilles, fait de multiples allusions à son amour de l'aviation ainsi qu'à son imminent retour de New York jusqu'en France auprès de Nelly. Saint-Exupéry joue sur les deux acceptions du mot « honey » : « miel » ou « chéri » en anglais. Le surnom Honey que lui a sans doute attribué Nelly de Vogüé, éclaire les quelques mots qu'il trace à l'encre au milieu du dessin : honey en combi. Ce « chéri en combinaison » - en combinaison d'aviateur - se remettait justement à New York d'un accident d'avion survenu quelques mois auparavant. Saint-Exupéry se définirait ici en tant qu'aviateur et pilote, lui qui dira : « pour moi, voler ou écrire, c'est tout un » ; à moins qu'il fasse une référence subtile à la combinaison féminine, au déshabillé de Nelly de Vogüé qui l'attend à Paris. Il était prévu qu'il rentre en France dans les prochains jours, son retour étant évoqué par Nelly dans le télégramme : elle lui demande s'il rentrera seul de New York, sans sa femme Consuelo (« ES TU SUR REVENIR SEUL »). Les abeilles esquissées au dos du télégramme, volant vers une ruche, pourraient évoquer le vol de Saint-Exupéry au-dessus de l'Atlantique, en direction de la France et de Nelly de Vogüé. Nelly, ou l'image de la femme chérie et désirée se retrouve dans le dessin de la fleur. Saint-Exupéry résume en quelques traits d'encre la symbiose qui se produit entre l'abeille et la fleur, ou l'homme et la femme. Dans Le Petit Prince écrit quelques années plus tard, c'est sa femme Consuelo de Saint-Exupéry qui sera représentée à travers la fleur, être magnifique et vaniteux, source de passion et de tourments pour le petit prince : « l'image d'une rose qui rayonne en lui comme la flamme d'une lampe, même quand il dort... » (chapitre XXIV). Antoine de Saint-Exupéry est de ces écrivains qui ne cessent de dessiner des petits croquis, le plus souvent à l'encre, « sur des feuilles volantes, des nappes de restaurants, de vieilles factures » (Delphine Lacroix, Dessins de Saint-Exupéry). Au moment où Nelly de Vogüé lui envoie ce télégramme qui servit de support à ce touchant dessin, Saint-Exupéry se remettait à New York de son terrible accident d'avion survenu en janvier 1938 à Guatemala, lors d'un raid en direction de la Terre de Feu. Jouissant d'une bonne réputation outre-Atlantique depuis la parution de ses livres aux Etats-Unis (Vol de Nuit et Courrier Sud), il signa un contrat d'édition avec Eugene Reynal et Curtice Hitchcock, qui plus tard publieront Le Petit Prince. Ce rare dessin de la main de Saint-Exupéry durant son premier séjour new-yorkais est un manifeste passionné de son attachement à Nelly et annonce ses célèbres illustrations du Petit Prince, qui sera édité pour la première fois dans la même ville en 1943.   

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        A New Song

      31 pages Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/4") bound in original publisher's blue, white and black pictorial wrapper. Introduction by Michel Gold, frontispiece by Joe Jones. [Signed] First edition.Although it has been largely forgotten, for most of the 1930s Langston Hughes turned his attention to explicitly political poetry and the movement for "proletarian literature." During this time, Hughes set aside the Jazz and Blues poetry for which he is best known, and focused on poetry linking the reality of working class life in America, black and white, to the struggle for a universal worker's revolution. In the early 1930s, Hughes traveled extensively in the Soviet Union. Before the Cold War, a great many Americans supported the Soviet Union. American communists fervently believed in a global worker's revolution, and that the Soviet Union was merely the first harbinger of the coming of Communism. These views were not mainstream, per-say, but they were not unusual either. In 1938 the International Workers Order published a small volume of Hughes radical poetry, including poems such as Chant for May Day and Ballad of Lenin. In the late 1930s, Stalin's purges led many writers to distance themselves from the Communist Party. So called "fellow travelers" - leftist writers such as Hughes, Earnest Hemingway, and John Steinbeck who had linked socialist causes and a concern for ordinary Americans with a fervent anti-fascism - began to lose faith in Communist-affiliated organizations such as the League of American Writers. The Nazi-Soviet Pact of 1939 dealt the American left in the United States a blow from which it never recovered, being as twin pillars of socialist American politics had been support for the Soviet Union and Opposition to fascism, particularly in Spain and Germany. In the 1950s, Hughes testified before congress that he was not and never had been a member of the Communist Party, and attempted to distance himself from the Proletarian Literature he had written in the 1930s, both by refusing others the rights to reprint poems from the period, and by excluding all of his radical poetry from the 30s from the Selected Poems which he published in 1959. From the poem Ballad of Lenin, a lot of Hughes's proletarian poetry remains deeply relevant today. Reading Hughes's radical poetry, it is hard not to think about movements like the Arab Spring, or Occupy Wall Street, and more importantly, it is hard not see that while the cause of the Workers Revolution as advanced by the Soviet Union was a somewhere between a dead end and indistinguishable-from-facism, the problems which American communists saw in their society, and in a society which they were beginning to perceive as global, have not yet been addressed. And, for better or for worse, those on Park Avenue should probably still be worried that their fellow citizens over on the park bench are going to decide to move on over.Condition:Spine rubbed, soiled, edge wear corners bumped. About a very good copy of a scarce item.

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        Wir von der LN 88. Geschrieben für uns und von uns. Den Toten zur Ehre, den Lebenden zur bleibenden Erinnerung. Gegeben von der LN88 Weihnacht 1938.

      Privatdruck der Truppe, 1938. 8°, 150 Seiten mit zahlr. Bildtafeln, betitelter Okart. - Einband leicht best. sonst sehr guter Zustand - Sehr selten ! ZH196 Versand D: 6,00 EUR Zweiter Weltkrieg II und Nationalsozialismus, Spanischer Bürgerkrieg

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        THE POETICAL WORKS AND OTHER WRITINGS OF JOHN KEATS

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1938 - The Hampstead Edition limited to 1050 copies Signed by John Masefield and Maurice Buxton Forman, this copy no. 303. Eight volumes. Illustrated with photogravures printed by Emery Walker. Bound by the Atelier Bindery in half dark blue crushed morocco with blue cloth sides and marbled endpapers, t.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and panel ornaments (bindings not signed but identical to signed copies). Edited with Notes and Appendices by H. Buxton Forman. Revised with Additions by Maurice Buxton Forman. Introduction by Masefield. Pages partially unopened, several roughly opened, else fine in original cloth slipcases The Hampstead Edition limited to 1050 copies Signed by John Masefield and Maurice Buxton Forman, this copy no. 303. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: First Folio A.B.A.A.]
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        Photos Alpinisme Dolomites. - S/W - Fotoalbum mit zahlreichen privaten Bergsteigeraufnahmen der Zwischenkriegszeit.

      1925-1938, - quer gr. in-4to, 24 schwarze Albumbl. mit insges. 184 s/w-Aufnahmen zumeist in den Formaten 6x6 cm od. 8.5x11.5 cm, säuberlich von Hand in weisser Tinte beschriftet, neuer Halbleineneinband mit Ecken u. marmoriertem Deckelpapier, 2 Rückenschildchen mit Titel in Gold. Private Alpinistenfotos von sehr guter Qualität, mit Handkamera zumeist zwischen Juli und September 1927 - 1929 aufgenommen in den Oetztaler Alpen, Dolomiten und deutschen Alpen. Gipfelpanoramen, Gletscheraufnahmen, zahlreiche Personenaufnahmen von 2 oder 3 Alpinisten mit Seil und Eispickel, angeseiltes Klettern und Steigen am Berg und auf Gletschern. Zumeist datiert und mit Legende versehen. Auswahl der im Bild festgehaltenen Touren: Oetztaler Alpen: Lehnerjoch, Hochwilde, Hauserseehütte (leider ohne Bild der damaligen Hütte, welche 1947 durch eine Lawine zerstört wurde); Dolomiten: 3 Zinnen, Monte Cristallo, Schwalbenkofel, Monte Piano, Geisslerspitzen, Sella (mit Kriegerfriedhof des 1. WK am Pordoijoch), Plattkefel, gegen Marmolata, Sellajoch, Grohmannspitze, Loibiskogel; Alpen: Wetterstein, Auf der Zugspitze, Stubaier (ganze Reisegruppe). Dann auch noch spätere Aufnahmen von 1938, welche Ferienausflüge zeigen: Am Werdenfelser Rändchen, Zwischen Schamitz und Seefeld, Winterferien am Wetterstein, Unterwegs zum Ramolhaus und Schönwieskopf (mit Frau und 2 kleinen Mädchen).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        200,000 Feet on Foula.

      1938 - Faber. 1938. 8vo. Original cloth with dust wrapper; pp. xii + 334, b&w photos; minute fray at the heel and five very small ink spots to front board, wrapper with considerable loss to head and foot of spine with tears to corners, long tear to rear panel, previous owner's signature to ffep, very good. First edition. Scarce in dustwrapper. The legendary British film director Michael Powell's first book, a diary-like account of the making of his classic 1937 film, The Edge of the World, a project that was very close to his heart and his first film to be shot in the beloved Scottish Isles (the next was I Know Where I'm Going, in 1945). The film's story was inspired by the evacuation of St. Kilda, and won the director an introduction to the great British producer Alexander Korda, followed, of course, by a teaming with Emeric Pressburger and a brilliant career. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        [Archive]: Correspondence and Related Material of an early FBI Agent

      Pennsylvania, Kansas, Ohio, Washington DC, Michigan, San Francisco, 1938. Near Fine. An archive of 53 letters from G-Man William A. Smith to his girlfriend between 1931 and 1938 while he was working with the newly formed FBI. Included with these letters are two 8" x 10" black and white gelatin silver photographs. One is of Smith and one is of J. Edgar Hoover who has Inscribed the photo to Smith in 1936. The photographs are fine. All letters are very good or better with original envelopes with occasional contemporary notes written in red ink and small tears from opening.A collection of 53 handwritten letters from FBI agent. William A. Smith to his then girlfriend and later wife Miriam Earls, beginning only seven years after the founding of the agency. The letters begin while Smith is attending law school at George Washington University during which time he was recruited by the agency and continued his studies. The probationary period and schooling he underwent was intense and written about extensively in his letters and include his early days in the field from 1931 and 1932. In one letter he writes, "we had to do some some investigative work here last week and as a result of the manner in which they did it, 5 men were asked to resign so one can never tell just when he will be booted out." Later, after relocating to Pittsburgh to study with the agency he writes, "I was thoroughly disgusted with the job. A load of new rules were laid down which means harder work and more discipline as well as a lot of new ways of checking up on us and our work so that the slightest slip we catch the devil." He continues, "I practically made up my mind that I was going to work until I'd saved $1,000 and then resign and start practicing law if I starved to death doing it so that I could again feel free and as though I really belonged to me instead of an organization." Although throughout the letters he experiences doubt and worry about his career choices he stays with the agency. Of his profession he jokes in one letter that he's "in the field - although not a farmer."He spends some time in Kansas working in the field. In one letter from 1932 he writes, "It's all a part of the game and I'm beginning to feel as though I'm more a part of the Bureau - when you're out on the road you really get to use your own intuition more than when you're in the office." He travels through the state working on small cases and investigating car thefts and disturbances as well as attending plays and dinners with fellow agents. "This noon I went to Laurence, Kansas... I got a confession from an automobile thief so my trip was pretty successful. Tomorrow I suppose I'll file a complaint against the gentleman and have him taken into federal custody." In another letter he writes, "This evening I was out with a couple of city detectives in the hopes of arresting an auto thief." He continues, "we keep getting more work in our office each day - the number of cases assigned to me has now increased to about 35. However, I'm getting more or less a kick out of it and it keeps getting more interesting right along."In an early letter Smith discusses his favorite Supreme Court Justice, Oliver Wendall Holmes, in the year he stepped down from his position. In one letter he writes that Holmes "liked going to burlesque shows" which Smith found endearing and was thankful that such a great man indulged in "common tastes." A theme throughout the letters is that he's unsure of his position and yet feels that he should be grateful because of the government cutbacks many are facing. He continually mentions that even when the work is good and interesting his "lifelong ambition" is to be a lawyer. He also feels guilty he makes a decent living while "lawyers in Chicago and the midwest are having trouble paying their rent." He mentions a few cases by name including the Charles Bischoff case, the Lindbergh kidnapping, and references the director, J. Edgar Hoover. "The Lindburgh case makes things a little heavier since everything clears through our division." After Kansas he spends time in Washington, DC before being assigned cases in San Francisco and later Michigan. He offers insights into the various stake-outs and into the interviews he conducts in prisons. From Michigan he writes, "Thursday morning I met another agent, Robert Amis, and he had just been in Chicago and returned with instructions for the two of us to come up here for a little undercover investigation." In another letter he continues discussing the case saying, "we're sitting up in our hotel room 'shadowing' a place about a block from here hoping to see a certain individual drive up." He also writes of his goal to marry Miriam and their honeymoon plans. In one letter he tells her "...these transfers of married men seem rather heartless at times." He continues, "It's out of the question to get two weeks off to marry. The fact that the Director himself is not married may account somewhat for the seemingly unsympathetic attitude. (This is heresy. Don't let anyone know that I've written it.)." Smith, though new at his job, speaks of his access to Hoover in more than a few of the letters. As the years progress he has gained confidence and enjoys the different assignments he gets as a field officer including lecturing at an FBI training school in Alabama. Present here and of note is a warm 14 line Typed Letter Signed dated October 1935 from Melvin H. Purvis, Jr. on his stationary recalling a wonderful dinner with Smith and Miriam. This letter was written three months after Purvis resigned from the FBI purportedly due to Hoover's jealousy over Purvis' fame in capturing and killing John Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd, and Baby Face Nelson.An interesting archive which paints a fulsome picture of what life was like for a young agent and his wife during the genesis of a fabled police organization.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Schwartz Packet?

      1938 - Forged manuscript of T.E. Lawrence's A Study of James Elroy Flecker. 3 pages of manuscript, written in black ink on thin typing paper, 2 leaves of which have carbon typing purporting to be transcripts of letters from Hussein Ibn Ali and General Wilson. Bound with blanks in quarter niger morocco with cloth sides, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Supposedly written in 1919, but in fact c. One of the most skilful forgeries we have ever seen. The forger has not only simulated T.E.'s handwriting extremely succesfully but has also assembled two corroborating bits of evidence. Firstly the paper the ms. is written on: two leaves appear to be continuation sheets of copies of letters to Lawrence, as described above. The text of the last sentence (in fact the only sentence in this fragment) of the Wilson letter does, with hindsight, seem a little unconvincing: ?Royle will I think find Faisal to be a real good fellow?, but one might have found some intellectual accommodation for this unmilitary expression if not alerted by anything else. The forger uses the same technique by loosely inserting the text (again a carbon) of a typed letter from Lord Stamfordham at Buckingham Palace, with a 2 line note supposedly in T.E.'s hand at the foot. So far so good, and the present cataloguer has to admit that he would not immediately have said no to this manuscript. However, at an early stage (in fact in 1938) A.W. Lawrence was shown the manuscript, and was able to comprehensively demolish its authenticity. The letter from Stamfordham has A.W.'s note at the foot: ?The above two lines of writing are not in my brother's hand & no such note appears on the original holograph letter in my possession from which this copy was typed after the death of T.E. Lawrence. A.W. Lawrence, May 11, 1938.? A.W. was also able to dish the manuscript itself: we have kindly been lent a copy of a letter he wrote to Mrs Flecker in January 1938, explaining that ?I found a manuscript about your husband among my brother's papers and had it typed by a man who took advantage of the opportunity to trace the original and sell his tracing to a dealer as being a genuine document . . .? Additionally A.W. has inscribed the first blank of the manuscript to similar, but less detailed, effect. The forgery and its letter were kept hostage by the solicitors for the Lawrence estate, and are still housed in an imposing looking legal envelope (once closed with wax seals which are still largely intact) titled ?The Schwartz Packet?, after the name of the dealer, Jake Schwartz, who was attempting to sell it. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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