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        The D.A. Holds a Candle (First Edition, inscribed)

      William Morrow New York: William Morrow, 1938. First Edition. First Edition. Warmly INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper: "To Noni / Who wrote the stuff word by word from the 'Boss' / Erle Stanley Gardner." According to Dorothy Hughes' biography of Gardner, Noni Bibler was one of Gardner's early assistants, and as the inscription indicates, took down much of this novel from dictation. Very slightly cocked, else Very Good plus in a Very Good dust jacket with small chips at the extremities and some of the usual color-fading to the pink spine title.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc. ]
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        Frank Lloyd Wright signed blueprint of Monona Terrace Community Convention Center

      Document signed "FLW' on off-white blueprint drawing paper, one page, 44.5" x 18". A blueprint showing the arches of paned glass from across the water's perspective of the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison Wisconsin. Frank Lloyd Wright originally proposed a design for the Monona Terrace Community Convention Center in 1938. His architectural vision for the City of Madison ñ a curvilinear gathering place that would link the shore of Lake Monona to the State Capitol ñ has now been realized. With interiors redesigned by Taliesin architect Tony Puttnam, Monona Terrace spans ninety feet out over shimmering waters, incorporating thoroughly modern technology and amenities with the architect¥s signature organic design. It was nearly 60 years ago that Frank Lloyd Wright drew the plans that eventually inspired the Monona Terrace Convention Center, but if you wanted to go back even further, the words of another distinguished Madisonian on the subject echo across more than a century. It was in 1856 that Jairus Fairchild, the very first mayor of Madison, took a look around and said, "What this city needs is an auditorium." One suspects Fairchild probably got some kind of small auditorium or meeting hall, but the debate about building a first-class facility on the shore of Madison's second-largest lake raged, on and off, for another 135 years. The cast of proponents and foes included not only the internationally renowned Wright, but governors, mayors and U.S. senators. We can pick up the story in 1907, when a state senator from Menomonie, James Stout, urged a legislative commission to consider the six-block area along Monona Avenue from the new Capitol to the lakeshore for a mall with large government buildings. Then in 1910, John Nolen, a landscape architect from Boston, expanded the plan for a six-block mall and esplanade ending at Law Park. The idea was not acted upon, though in 1925 the Wisconsin State Journal published a plan showing an auditorium at the foot of Monona Avenue with a connecting bridge from Wilson Street. Again, there was no action, but some potential seed money for the project became available early in 1938, when a $16,000 surplus from the Wisconsin Centennial Corporation (which had sponsored the state's 100th-year celebration two years before) was awarded to the newly formed Madison Planning Trust to finance and prepare an auditorium plan for Madison. That same year, the city and county were planning a joint administrative building. A huge name now entered the picture to stir these disparate elements up even more -- Frank Lloyd Wright. Perhaps it is fitting that while Frank Lloyd Wright's legend helped get the Monona Terrace Convention Center built after decades of haggling, the famed architect's feisty reputation also helped scuttle the project more than once. The architect and Madison had a complicated relationship. If Wright wasn't exactly a prophet without honor in his own hometown, he was, by any measure, controversial in the extreme. Wright was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin, a small town 60 or so miles northwest of Madison, on June 8, 1867, the first child of his father's second marriage. In the 1984 book The Master Architect: Conversations with Frank Lloyd Wright, edited by Patrick J. Meehan, Wright talked about his upbringing: "My father came from the East. He was a preacher and a teacher. My mother was a teacher. They met and I was the consequence and for some reason -- which I've never been able to fathom -- my mother wanted an architect for a son. And, being sure that she was going to have a son, I was to be that architect. So, when I was born, in the room in which I was born, on the walls were nine of the wood engravings of the English cathedrals -- engravings by Timothy Cole. So I came into 'English Gothic' and then she followed it up. I never had any other idea -- that I was to be an architect. And, of course, the word was fascinating and is yet." The family traveled around, and settled in Madison in Wright's early adolescence. His father got a job as secretary of the Wisconsin Conference of Unitarians and Independent Societies. Wright attended Madison schools until quitting Madison High to take a drafting position with architect Alan D. Conover. Wright attended the University of Wisconsin -- studying engineering -- in 1885 and 1886 before decamping for Illinois (in 1887), where he worked for noted architect Louis Sullivan before beginning his own architectural practice in Chicago and Oak Park in 1893.

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        The Fifth Column and The First Forty-Nine Stories

      Charles Scribner's Sons New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1938. First. First edition. A little rubbing to the decoration at the base of the spine, near fine in very good or better dustwrapper that is tanned at the spine, and displays shallow loss at the foot. Hemingway's only play, along with some of his finest stories, including "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber" and "The Snows of Kilimanjaro." A very attractive copy. .

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        Der Stürmer. Deutsches Wochenblatt zum Kampfe um die Wahrheit.

      Jg. 1938 in 52 Heften und 4 Sondernummern. Mit zahlr. Illustrationen. HLwd. d. Zt. Folio. Das geifernde antisemitische Hetzblatt wurde von dem entlassenen Volksschullehrer Streicher 1923 gegründet; die letzte Ausgabe erschien im Februar 1945. Streicher wurde 1946 wegen Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit zum Tod durch den Strang verurteilt und am 16. Oktober 1946 in Nürnberg gehängt. - "Inhaltlich versuchte das Hetzblatt mit einer Mischung aus sexuellen Obsessionen und Warnungen vor einer `jüdisch-bolschewistischen Weltverschwörung`, einen radikalen Antisemitismus in der deutschen Bevölkerung zu manifestieren. Dezidiert richtete sich die Zeitung auch an Menschen mit wenig Bildung. Die zumeist kurzen und sprachlich einfach verfaßten Skandalgeschichten über Rassenschande zwischen jüdischen Männern und `arischen` Frauen, jüdische Kriminalität oder Ritualmorde erfreuten sich im NS-Regime durchaus Beliebtheit und zeigten vor allem bei jungen, in dieser Zeit heranwachsenden Menschen Wirkung. Neben großformatigen Überschriften erregte das Blatt vor allem mit einfachen Botschaften vermittelnden Karikaturen die Aufmerksamkeit der Leser. Der ab 1925 für die Zeitung arbeitende Karikaturist Philipp Rupprecht (geb. 1900) schuf unter seinem Pseudonym Fips den berüchtigten Typus des geldgierigen und zumeist unrasierten `Stürmer-Juden` mit langer gebogener Nase und hervorstehenden Augen" (zitiert aus der Online-Präsentation des Deutschen Historischen Museums). - Vorhanden ist der komplette Jahrgang, einschließlich der in diesem Jahr erschienenen Sonderhefte 8-11. Die Jahrgangsnummer (16/17) wechselt bei den Heften 46/47. - Etwas beschabt und bestoßen. Vereinzelt kl. Läsuren am unteren Rand.

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        The Unvanquished

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

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        Le Corbusier Oeuvre Plastique Peintures Et Dessins Architecture.

      Introduction by Jean Badovici. Paris: Albert Morance [1938]. 2 vols. Vol. I with text and black/white illustrations, followed by four full-page lithographic plates. Vol. II contains forty full page plates, loose as issued: numbered and titled of which seven are in colour - pochoir and lithographs. In printed brown wrappers, housed in orig. board portfolio, illustrated and lettered in black. Cloth ties intact.. First edition. 27 x 22,5 cm

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        Trending into Maine [Ltd., Signed N. C. WYeth in glassine and slipcase]

      Little Brown & Co. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1938. First edition. Limited to 1075 Numbered and Signed Copies (#837), Signed by both Roberts and Wyeth. Original light blue slipcase with printed label, original glassine dust wrapper. Color illustrated endpapers and 15 gorgeous color plates by N. C. Wyeth. This copy lacks extra suite of plates. Very fine copy in fine slipcase. Glassine wrapper is toned, but fine also.

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        The Single Hound

      Houghton Mifflin Company Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1938. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. A fine copy in a very nearly fine dust jacket with only the most minor edgewear. Lovely copy of the author's first novel.

      [Bookseller: Robert Dagg Rare Books ]
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      UNC Press Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1938. First ed.. Evans, Walker. 4to., 98 pp., illustrated from photographs. A very good copy. The photo illustrated dw has a few chips and pieces lacking and shows light soiling on the rear panel of text.One of the earliest books to be illustrated by the photographers of the FSA; Evans, Lange, Shahn, Rothstein, Carter, Mydans; with a text by a member of the Southern Agrarian writers group.

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        Sketch Book of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

      WM Collins & SOns Ltd 1938. In cream cloth covers with titles in black ink, corners and edges a little bumped, some very light discolouring at base. DW, in yellow, with decorative images and titles, a little grubby, some chips, couple of small tears, small piece at spine head gone, Not price clipped. Internally, decorative endpapers, mounted coloured plate tissue guarded frontis, and more-complete, not paginated but complete. Contains sketches for the movie version of Snow White by Disney.

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        Arms and the Covenant. Speeches. Compiled by Randolph S. Churchill.

      London, Harrap & Co., (1938). Large 8vo. Orig. dark blue full cloth w. gilt lettering and Harrap-horse on back. An excellent and clean copy w. only minor fading to upper front-board and back, else mint. Frontispiece-portrait.. First editon. No reprints made. With the the ex-libris of Axel E. Larsen on inside of front board

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        WEE GILLIS

      1938. 1. (LAWSON,ROBERT)illus. WEE GILLIS by Munro Leaf. NY:Viking 1938. 4to, burlap covered boards, small piece of paper on front free endpaper fine in SLIPCASE with small discreet reinforement. FIRST EDITION. LIMITED TO 525 COPIES SIGNED BY ROBERT LAWSON AND MUNRO LEAF, THIS COPY IS ALSO INSCRIBED BY LEAF.Every other page features a wonderfully detailed full page illustration by Lawson. A nice copy.

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        Scoop: A Novel About Journalists

      Chapman and Hall London: Chapman and Hall, 1938. First UK Edition. First State of the text, with "8" in publication date indistinct and slightly raised, and with the "s" in "as" present in the last line of p.88. Octavo (19cm); publisher's black and red patterned boards with titles stamped in gilt on the spine; dustjacket; 309pp. Top edge slightly dusty, with some scattered foxing and minor offset to the preliminary and terminal pages, otherwise a bright Near Fine copy. The Second Issue dustjacket is unclipped, moderately worn and soiled, with some shallow chipping at the edges and four tape mends on the verso; a Very Good and substantially complete example of a Waugh title that is scarce in any sort of jacket.

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        1. Meitner & Frisch: Disintegration of Uranium by Neutrons, a New Type of Nuclear Reaction [PMM 422b]; 2. Frisch: Physical Evidence for the Division of Heavy Nuclei under Neitron Bombardment [PMM 422c]; 3. Halban, Joliot, Kowarski: Liberation of Neutrons in the Nuclear Explosion of Uranium [PMM 422d]; 4. Meitner: Products of the Fission of the Uranium Nucleus.London: Macmillan, 1939. All first editions.

      Four seminal papers on nuclear fission (PMM 422b,c,d). "Experiments conducted in 1938 at Berlin by Hahn and Strassman were reported to Lise Meitner, an Austrian scientist who had fled to Copenhagen to escape religious persecution. She and her nephew, O.R. Frisch, working in Niels Bohr's laboratory, found the true explanation of these phenomenon. The interpolation of a neutron into the the nucleus of a uranium atom caused it to divide into two parts and to release energy amounting to about 200,000,000 electron volts. This process bore such a close similarity to the division of a living cell that Frisch suggested the use of the term 'fission' to describe it." (Printing and the Mind of Man 422b, 422c). In the fourth article, Halban, Joliot and Kowarski established the theoretical possibility of a self-perpetuating reaction chain (PMM 422d).. Four papers in: Nature, volume 143. The three complete issues in their original wrappers offered here. Large 8vo: 270x195 mm. Paper 1: pp.239-40, issue 3615; 2:p.276, issue 3616; 3: p.470, issue 3620; 4:471-72, issue 3620. Rear wrapper of issue 3620 with a lond vertical cut (without loss), edges and spine strip of issue 3615 with professional paper restoration - in all a good set, not extracts

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        Post Early in Christmas Week, lithographically printed on thin card with two brass eyelets punched at top, small display poster as issued for Post Office use, presumably to hang from the roof; 1938, 380 x 255 mm.

      This item comes from the material belonging to the Estate of Barnett Freedman, which is now offered for sale; the Estate consists of proofs of images of all kinds, Christmas cards, original book designs and proofs of dust wrappers, posters, original artwork and much more. Where appropriate, items will bear the studio stamp 'Barnett Freedman Estate', a blind-stamped legend in a circle.

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        AFTER 1903 WHAT?

      1938. Very Good. BENCHLEY, Robert. AFTER 1903 WHAT? With drawings by Gluyas Williams. New York and London: Harper and Brothers, 1938. First edition, inscribed presentation copy from the author. 8vo., black illustrated cloth. A very good copy that shows just a tiny bit of wear at the spine ends in a lightly soiled and edgeworn dust jacket that shows some small chips and short tears at the spine ends and extremities, short tears at the front fold. Uncommon signed.

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        De vergeløse. Et barns historie.

      Oslo 1938. 8vo. 327 s. Orig. bd.. Innlimt håndskrevet hilsen fra Knut Hamsun

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

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

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        Pack and Paddock

      New York: The Derrydale Press 1938 New York: The Derrydale Press, 1938. First edition, no. 299 of 950 copies. Small 8vo. Illustrated by Paul Brown. [xii], 144 pp. Original three quarter red cloth, pink paper sides, gilt red label on upper cover. Very fine in original glassine and printed and numbered publisher's box. Siegel 138; Frazier S-5-a . A splendid association copy, inscribed in ink on front free endpaper, "To Gordon Grand from his friend Eugene Connett". Eugene V. Connett, III, was, of course, the proprietor of The Derrydale Press, and Gordon Grand one his favorite authors, whose "The Silver Horn" is a Derrydale classic. Siegel states that "Connett considered 'Pack and Paddock' one of his most handsome works" and the association interest is enhanced by the fact that Paul Brown also illustrated one of Grand's own books, "Colonel Weatherford's Young Entry", 1935

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      New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers,. 1938. cloth.. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with light wear at edges,. mainly spine ends and corner tips. (#113685). First U.S. edition. Ethel Lina White was a well-known mystery writer of the 1930s and 1940s who published three mainstream novels before her first crime novel, PUT OUT THE LIGHT. Her fourteen crime novels, the last published in 1944, included THE WHEEL SPINS (1936) from which Alfred Hitchcock made the classic film "The Lady Vanishes." Hubin (1994), p. 857.

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      1938. 2. (WYETH,N.C.)illus. TRENDING INTO MAINE by Kenneth Roberts. Boston: Little Brown 1938 (May 1938). 4to (7 1/4 x 9 3/4"), white cloth spine, blue cloth, FINE IN ORIGINAL PLAIN PAPER WRAPPER AND SLIPCASE WITH PAPER LABEL (case toned on backstrip with a few spots else tight and VG+). First Wyeth edition LIMITED TO 1075 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY WYETH AND ROBERTS! Illustrated with 15 beautiful color plates including endpapers and complete with an EXTRA SUITE OF COLOR PLATES IN ORIGINAL ENVELOPE. This is an excellent copy, increasingly scarce with extra suite of plates.

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        Cold Morning Sky

      Macmillan Company New York: Macmillan Company. 1938. First. First edition. Fine in an attractive, near fine dustwrapper with a few small internal repairs and a tiny chip on the rear panel. The very scarce first edition of this little-known winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. .

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        Expanding Universe and the Origin of Elements

      American Institute of Physics Lancaster PA: American Institute of Physics. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of George Gamow's paper marking the beginning of the Big Bang Model. "The German physicist Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker had postulated in 1938 that most elements were formed in explosions similar to that taking place in Lemaître's primeval atom, but he did not state clearly whether the birthplace was cosmological or stellar. The turning point came in 1946, when Gamow discussed quantitatively the role of nuclear processes in relativistic cosmologies. His brief 1946 paper on the expanding universe and the origin of elements marks the beginning of modern big bang theory" (Hetherington, Cosmology).Gamow, working with his graduate student Ralph Alpher, would spend the next two years developing his theory, culminating in the famous "Alpha-Beta-Gamma" paper (The Origin of Chemical Elements) of 1948.Particle Physics: One Hundred Years of Discoveries: "Gamow indication on the possibility to explain the observed chemical elements abundance-curve by assumption of unequilibrium process of elements formation during a limited interval of time. Birth of the Big Bang model."IN: The Physical Review, Vol. 70, Second Series, Numbers 7 and 8, October 1 and 15, 1946, pp. 572-3. Lancaster, PA and New York, NY: American Institute of Physics, 1946. Quarto, original wrappers neatly rebacked. Fine condition.Note: Custom cloth box available for $200.

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        The Lovers of Teruel

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

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      1938. 1. POLITI,LEO. LITTLE PANCHO. NY:Viking 1938 (1938). 12mo, pict. bds, FINE IN DUSTWRAPPER. INSCRIBED BY POLITI "Sincerely Leo Politi." 1st ed. of Politi's first book. The story of a disobedient little boy (not unlike Little Black Sambo) features pictorial endpapers and illustrations on every page.

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        A Guide to the Snakes of Uganda.

      Kampala, (Uganda Printing and Publishing Comp.), 1938. Small 4to. Orig. hcloth. Upper part of first hinge with tear, binding tight. XXI,362 pp., 23 fine chromolithographed plates and 18 plates of line-drawings. Light scattered marginal brownspots. 2 folded maps, 2 plates of diagrams. Old owners name on title, covered with a paperlabel. Limeted edition (No. 53 of 500).. First edition. A classic on African snakes

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

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

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        The Green Fool

      London Michael Joseph 1938. HB. First edition. Good+. Some corner/edge wear/sunning/staining on covers. Light fading (head/sides). Clean and tight inside. Please ask for further details. Scarce. Autobiographical reminiscences.

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      London: Collins, 1938 First Edition, Rare First Issue of the First Book of White's Arthurian masterpiece. 8vo., pp. [1-6] 7-338 [339] [340: blank]. Text illustrations by the author. Publisher's black cloth lettered in white. A fine copy in a very good or better, mildly spine darkened black background dustwrapper decorated with white heraldic designs & which has been expertly restored primarily at the spine crown. First issue as the binding is 1/8" taller than the regular trade edition which it precedes; an export copy with the rare dustwrapper unclipped but with the corner price unprinted. Export issues normally preceded Collins regular trade issue & constitute the earliest printing. A very nice example of this 20th century classic later collected in White's The Once And Future King which was the basis for the 1967 movie, Camelot starring Vanessa Redgrave & Richard Harris - and Disney's animated film, The Sword In The Stone. Rare.. 1st Edition. Illus. by T. H. White.

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        THE YEARLING. Signed

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1938 First Edition of Rawling's enduring Pulitzer Prize winning classic Signed by her on the first free endpaper. A better than good copy showing use, (head and heel of the spine neatly strengthened, in a near fine, bright, supplied first edition dustwrapper with minor wear.). Previous collector's gift inscription to the front free endpaper and original front dustwrapper flap preserved as provenance with a note on the verso stating that Rawlings was his friend and lived about 21 miles from her at the small town of Hawthorne". 8vo. 428 pp. Adapted into film with Gregory Peck and Jane Wyman.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Football Game

      Associated American Artists Associated American Artists, 1938. unbound. very good. View. Black and white lithograph. Image measures 9 7/8" x 13 15/16". Upclose view of the careening bodies mid-tackle at a football game (catalogue number C-31, unknown edition, proofs only.) Stone is dated and signed "JSG". Signature and edition number (5) in pencil. Additional penciled "John Curry" at lower left. This print is related to several black crayon and oil sketches of similar subject matter, also from 1938. John Steuart Curry (1897-1946) was an American Regionalist painter and print maker, known for his scenes of rural America. This print was part of a series printed by George L. Miller and distributed by the Associated American Artists. From 1934-1949, the AAA sought to disseminate their work to the public in an affordable manner: they generally produced each print in editions of 250 and sold them for $5 a piece, first through department stores and later by themselves. The group focused on representational and regional artists including Grant Wood and Thomas Hart Benton. Minor tape residue to top corners.

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

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        Just Around the Corner [Lucky Penny] (Original screenplay for the 1938 film)

      Twentieth Century Fox Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1938. Revised Final Script for the 1938 film, "Just Around the Corner" (here under the working title, "Lucky Penny"), directed by Irving Cummings, based on a story by Paul Girard Smith, written for the screen by Ethel Hill, J.P. McEvoy, and Darrell Ware, and starring Shirley Temple, Joan Davis, Charles Farrell, and Bert Lahr. The film in which Shirley Temple ends the Depression all by herself, starting with a determined search for Uncle Sam. A delightful entry, including many of the famed dance duets with Temple and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. Red studio wrappers, stamped REVISED FINAL on the front wrapper, dated April 27, 1938, and with the holograph file notation, "Env. 1491." Apparently a copy made strictly for the purpose of filing, as there is no project number, copy number, or distribution page present. Title page present, with a date matching the front wrapper. 155 leaves, mimeograph, with blue revision pages throughout, all dated 4/23/38. Pages and wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two gold brads.

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        An incredible find, the original 12 blueprints for the most important architectural marvel in history - Falling Water by Frank Lloyd Wright

      These blueprints, to our knowledge, are the only ones known in private hands. They were discovered in Long Island by and came from Arthur Hennighausen according to a letter which is included in the group: "The shop drawings of the "Falling Water" steel sash were given to me as a professional courtesy at my architectural office in Waukegan Illinois by J. D. Graff who at that time was sales representative for Hope Windows, Inc. This was in the spring of 1938. No record was kept to further identify the time or place." These blueprints were obviously used and show signs of wear. On the back of one is penciled "F. L. Wright" and may or may not be in the famous architect's hand. Nevertheless, the value lies in the blueprints themselves as they are stunning representations of man's ability to create something truly beautiful and still have it coincide with nature.

      [Bookseller: University Archives ]
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        Neues Wiener Journal 7. Februar 1938-1. Mai 1938.

      Complete run of the Vienna daily newspaper, no. 15.884 - no. 15.966 (82 issues), Wien/Vienna 1938. Folio (48x31 cm). Some illustrations. Contemporary black half-calf binding. Generally well-preserved.. Important documentation of the Anschluss, the incorporation of Austria in Nazi Germany. Day by day you follow the events when the Austrian chancellor Kurt Schuschnigg under heavy German pressure was outmanouvered by his Nazi opponent nazisten Arthur Seyß-Inquart who became chancellor on March 11th 1938 and as his first act invited German troops to "liberate"his country, followed by the triumphant entrance of Adolf Hitler into his native country. Besides witnessing these dramatic events with the eys of the contemporary Austrains, this batch of newspapers also allows you to see the impact of Nazification from day 1.** Neues Wiener Journal was founded by a jewish publisher Jakob Lippowitz in 1893 and appeared until January 31st 1939 when it was united with the Neuen Freien Presse und the Neuen Wiener Tageblatt. The name of the founder was placed in the masthead of the newspaper and was removed on March 16th, the day after the covering of Hitler's speech from the Hofburg balcony

      [Bookseller: Vangsgaards Antikvariat]
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        Too Many Cooks

      The American Magazine New York: The American Magazine. 1938. First. First edition. A book-shaped box, with title page bound in, containing a complete set of 36 cards, including the menu card, 34 recipe cards, and an important note from Nero Wolfe, dustwrapper is affixed to the box at the rear flap, as issued. Near fine, in good dustwrapper with a large chip centered on the bottom of the spine, and stretching onto both panels, removing most of the word "Stout" but affecting no other text. Very scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Autograph Letter Signed, in pencil, 8vo, postmarked New York, June 26, 1938

      It?s good to hear from you. To know you hurting with energy--the spirit of life. Good to know you are writing and good to know the child is mending and that you have more time for yourself. I feel as utterly useless even though I am on the mend. Is slow work?How stupid for me to have collapsed. When you happen in town call up WI2-0334 and it could be arranged for you to see so I should say it? will give me a chance to see you?.? Signed, ?Your old Stieglitz.?

      [Bookseller: David Schulson Autographs ]
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        Die Abenteuer des Juden Tate. Karikaturenbuch des Deutschen Volksblattes

      (Wien, Günther, 1938).. Mit zahlr. Illustrationen. 64 S. Illustr. Orig.-Umschlag.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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      A Paris pour les bibliophiles du Palais, de l'Imprimerie de J-G Daragnès MCMXXXVIII (1938), 315x245 mm, 136p orné de 36 lithographies en noir de Luc-Albert Moreau dans et hors-texte, reproduites et tirées par Maurice Berdon et André Clot d'après la composition originale de l'artiste, toutes les illustrations sont présentées sous serpente, Introduction par Francis Carco. En feuilles, couverture imprimée, chemise toile avec titre au dos, étui toile noir; dos de la chemise jauné, bords d'étui légèrment usées. Édition limitée à 200 exemplaires imprimées sur velin d'Arche signés par L-A Moreau et J-G Daragnès, cette examplaire No 9 imprimé pour Le Professeur Balthazard.. Reproduction de l'édition originale parue chez Vanier en 1884 et complété par les pages consacrées à Marceline Desbordes-Valmore dans la second édition publiée en 1888. Provenance: Birger Andersson, Norrköping

      [Bookseller: Antikvariatet i Norrköping]
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        Sprig and Turfy

      The Golden Eagle Press Mount Vernon, NY: The Golden Eagle Press, [1938]. Hard Cover. Number VI of 108 copies. Signed and numbered by the artist. Includes fifteen plates. Thirteen are original watercolors by the noted artist, Kurt Roesch, twelve of which are hand-colored. The frontispiece and a second hors-text plate are lithographs. This is an overlooked livre dÕartiste, published six years before the press printed Orpheus, a book recognized in The Artist and the Book 1860-1960. This work is the whimsical and mysterious story of a boy, Sprig, and his horse Turfy, and their nighttime adventure and transformation. In the colophon, Roesch writes: ÒThis Archetype Edition of Sprig and Turfy is not only the first but unique in the history of the printed book. It is conveniently limited to one hundred and eight copies, each containing original paintings in watercolor over a key plate in black, printed by S.A. Jacobs, The Golden Eagle Press, Mount Vernon, N.Y.Ó. Bound in tan buckram with a gilt device on the front board, cloth ties, in a tri-fold chemise in a slipcase, both also covered in tan buckram. Book in near fine condition. Slipcase and chemise are very good with light wear. Unpaginated. PRI/081111. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop ]
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        FOGLI DI DISPOSIZIONI - 175 esemplari - ( a cura del partito nazionale fascista) emessi dal numero 1022 del 27 marzo 1938 al numero 1447 del 27 ottobre 1939, Roma, Istituto Poligrafico dello Stato, 1938

      21,5 x 31,6, fogli stampati solitamente su due facciate e firmati sempre dal segretario del P.N.F. STARACE dal palazzo del Littorio in ROMA. Hanno tutti .per oggetto normaive, nomine, avvisi, iscrizioni, disposizioni generali organizzative, uniformi, alloggi, classifiche di concorsi (esempio Littoriali), trasferimenti ecc. ecc. Questi fogli sono in pratica una specie di "Gazzetta ufficiale del partito" e formano una notevole informazione, che li rendono assai interessanti per analisi e ricostruzioni storiche.(specialmente per individuare i "percorsi e rimbalzi" di nominativi assai noti) Sorprendente che questi fogli SCIOLTI siano arrivati a noi, ordinati ed in buone condizioni, dopo circa 70 anni!

      [Bookseller: Libreria e Rivisteria Ferraguti]
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      New York: Random House, 1938. . First printing. . A lovely copy, just about fine in tan cloth with a printed label on the spine, but lacking the dj - . Interesting association copy INSCRIBED for noted bibliophile Albert Bender "by his friend" and dated at Tor House, Carmel in 1938 underneath four lines of poetry in Jeffers' hand. Further inscribed by Bender to noted San Franciscan Marjorie Gunst in 1939. (Gunst was one of the founders of the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library and much later was instrumental in the building of the new library.) Bookplate of Bender on front pastedown. Index of first lines.xvii, 622 pp.

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        Tribute to Ballet in Poems

      London: Collins, 1938.. Illustrated by Edward Seago. First Edition. Good. 4to Edition limited to 100 copies signed by author and artist,. Greem morocco spine over white cloth boards, tissue guarded mounted colour plates, bw illustrations, 71pp + xiii. Spine is faded and endpapers parted but binding is tight and contents crisp and clean.

      [Bookseller: Jackdaw Books]
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        Tribute to Ballet, in poems by... and pictures by Edward Seago.

      London (1938).. Limited edition, no. 43 of 100 copies signed by both Masefield and Seago, 4to, 72 pp, 12 coloured plates tipped in with captioned tissues plus 4 drawings and 14 black and white illustrations, small label to foot of paste down, original green quarter morocco, t.e.g., white buckram sides, some slight discolouration to spine else a fine copy in the original slipcase. Handley-Taylor p62.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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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. 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.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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        THE LONG VALLEY. Signed

      New York: The Viking Press, 1938 First edition, first issue. [His first book published by Viking]. An excellent near fine example neatly signed by the author in black ink on the front free endpaper: "John Steinbeck / 1945" 8vo., 303pp., terra cotta & beige buckram boards. A very nice copy of this important Steinbeck short story collection [13] which includes the classic 'Saint Katy the Virgin', 'Flight', 'Johnny Bear', the 4 stories comprising 'The Red Pony'. The binding is bright, the endpapers clean & free of the endemic darkening & spotting found in most copies, the brown topstain is unfaded. In a very good or better first issue correctly priced, corners unclipped dust jacket showing light use with one small chip at the crown professionally restored. The jacket features the Elmer Hader illustration of the red pony overlooking the Salinas Valley, 'The Long Valley' of the title. Goldstone & Payne A11a, Morrow 90A. Only 8000 copies printed - much fewer than Grapes at 50000 or East at 100000. A title seldom found signed.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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