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        SELECTED POETRY OF ROBINSON JEFFERS

      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.

      [Bookseller: bookfever.com]
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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.

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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.

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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.

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        The Lovers of Teruel. A Drama in Four Acts in Prose and Verse (Gregynog)

      Newtown, Montgomeryshire: The Gregynog Press, 1938 Bound in full red niger goatskin, covers decorated with a blind stamped Moorish design of interlaced strapwork, 3 imitation spine bands outlined in blind. Gilt spine tooling, top edge gilt, fore edge and tail uncut, signed on paste down of lower cover Gregynog Press Bindery, (iv), v-x, (2), 112, (2) pp. An edition limited to just 155 copies of which this is one then there were 20 specials. Completed on 14th September 1938 and then published 2nd November, 1938. Some offsetting to turnins to first and last few blanks. A very attractive production. (Harrop 38, p205)

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        The Praise and Happinesse of the countrie-Life

      Newtown, Montgomeryshire: Gregynog Press, 1938 Written originally in Spanish by Don Antonio De Guevara & Put into English by H Vaughn, Silurist. In a fine binding by Paul C Delrue - Full fine polished Harmatan leather binding, sewing on 4 Irish lining tapes, endpapers sewn on silk thread, blind decoration on the boards with title hand lettered in 8 pt along the spine, long title, silk sewn headbands rounding and backing, leather label. The original sheets had never been take from their delivery box prior to Delrue's binding. Printed by James Wardrop of the Gregynog press in an edition limited to 400 copies. This copy is un-numbered. (xv), 37 pp, reprinted from the edition of 1651, with an introduction by Henry Thomas, and wood engravings by Reynolds Stone. Magnificent to say the least!

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        LA NAUSÉE [Nausea]. Presentation Copy

      Paris: Gallimard, 1938 " L a n a u s é e . . . c ' e s t m o i . " Sartre, Jean-Paul. LA NAUSÉE [Nausea]. Paris: Gallimard, [1938]. 8vo., original publishers wrappers, 223pp. First Edition Advance Review Copy with "S.P." on the lower front cover. A near fine splendid example especially for a "Service de Presse" copy. Sartre's much sought after First Book. His Presentation Copy, inscribed in dark blue fountain pen on the second blank page; "A Monsieurs Rivière / en homage de l'auteur / JP Sartre". An exceptional copy of this cornerstone work of existentialism. Connolly, The Modern Movement, #84. With, Sartre, Jean-Paul. NAUSEA. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1962. hardbound. 8vo., 238pp. A near fine copy in dustwrapper designed by Patricia Davey. First Edition Thus translated by Lloyd Alexander, originally published in 1949 under the title "The Diary of Antoine Roquentin". Custom TBCL collector's clamshell case with compartments for both books in fine condition. "Nobody is better qualified than the commercial traveller over there to sell Swan toothpaste. Nobody is better qualified than that interesting young man to fumble about under his neighbour's skirts. And I am among them and if they look at me they must think that nobody is better qualified than I to do what I do. But I know. I don't look very important but I know that I exist and that they exist. And if I knew the art of convincing people, I should go and sit down next to that handsome white-haired gentleman and I should explain to him what existence is. The thought of the look which would come on to his face if I did makes me burst out laughing." The rationality & solidity of this world, Roquentin thinks, is a veneer. "Nausea (orig. French La Nausée) is an epistolary novel by the existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, published in 1938 and written while he was teaching at the lycée of Le Havre. This is Sartre's first novel and one of his best-known. The novel concerns a dejected historian in a town similar to Le Havre, who becomes convinced that inanimate objects and situations encroach on his ability to define himself, on his intellectual and spiritual freedom, evoking in the protagonist a sense of nausea. It is widely considered one of the canonical works of existentialism. Sartre was awarded (but declined) the Nobel Prize for literature in 1964. They recognized him "for his work which, rich in ideas and filled with the spirit of freedom and the quest for truth, has exerted a far-reaching influence on our age." He was one of the few people ever to have declined the award, referring to it as merely a function of a bourgeois institution. In her La Force de l'âge (The Prime of Life - 1960), French writer Simone de Beauvoir claims that La Nausée grants consciousness a remarkable independence and gives reality the full weight of its sense. It has been translated into English at least twice; by Lloyd Alexander as "The Diary of Antoine Roquentin" (John Lehmann, 1949) and by Robert Baldick as "Nausea" (Penguin Books, 1965)". - Wikipedia. Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        JEAN DUFY. Othon Friesz. als

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

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Unvanquished

      New York: Random House 1938 New York: Random House, [1938]. First edition. 8vo. . Grey cloth. Fine in fine dust jacket

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        NINE CHAINS TO THE MOON. Inscribed

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1938 First Edition of Buckminster Fuller's first book. Excellent Presentation Copy, inscribed by the author on the front pastedown. 'To ...with confidence in his ability to demonstrate creative responsibility in his day for other men'. 8vo. 406 pp. A better than very good copy, (dedicatees discreet name lightly stamped on the eps.), in copper-coloured cloth, black titles to the spine and front board in a bright, fresh dustwrapper with light overall general use. All fold-out charts and appendices present. Fuller introduces his concept of the "phantom captain" and many ideas seminal to his remarkable lifelong experiment of 'thinking out loud'.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Prager Presse 15.. September 1938-31. Dezember 1938.

      Complete run of the Prague daily newspaper, no. 230 - no. 321 (82 issues), Praha/Prag/Prague 1938. Folio (45,5x31 cm). Some illustrations. Contemporary black half-calf binding. Generally well-preserved.. Important documentation of the Munich Agreement of September 1938 and the events before and after seen from a Czech perspective. The Czechoslovakian republic was forced to cede the socalled Sudetenland to Nazi Germany on the altar of European peace, caused by the controversial Anglo-French top-level diplomacy at the Munich conference between Neville Chamberlain, French prime minister Daladier and Mussolini and Hitler. ** The German language newspaper Prager Presse was founded in 1920 by the first Czech president Tomas Masaryk as an official newspaper (expressing the views of the new republic) for the German minority in Czechoslovakia. It was closed in 1939

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        Cecil Beaton's New York (SIGNED 1ST EDITION)

      Philadelphia & New York: J. B. Lippincott Company. Good+ in Fair Dust Jacket. 1938. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Bright yellow cloth hardcover with title stamped in black onto spine and top board, small quarto, 8-3/4" x 5-7/8" [22.2 cm x 14.9 cm], all edges trimmed, top edge stained purple, pp. viii, 261. With 117 B&W photographs and two additional photographic collages, one consisting of 13 photos and one consisting of 29 photos, 60 line drawings (inc. one set of 8 illustrations drawn in the outer margins of 2 pages), one line of sheet music and a color illustrated frontispiece. "First Published October 1938" on copyright page. Book with stains and fading to cloth, top-edge stain of text block faded and an 3/4" closed tear at the bottom corner of p. 101, contents Near Fine. Dust jacket darkened at edges, having small chips to corners and edges with chips to spine ends, affecting top corner of front panel and foot of spine with one 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" piece detached, but still present. DJ spine is sunned, worn and cracked at foot of spine/panel folds, rear panel now detached at spine. Front and back panels still bright and colorful; not price-clipped, with $4.00 price at bottom of front flap. Inscribed and signed on ffep "Best Wishes/ Cecil Beaton (underline flourish)". Signed by Author .

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        [Autographes d'exception & Les Introuvables (ou presque)] Les vanilliers

      Paris: Gallimard, 1938. Broché. 12x19cm. Edition originale dont il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers, un des ex du service de presse. Rare et précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Germaine Krull. - Gallimard, Paris _1938, 12x19cm, broché. - Autographes d'exception & Les Introuvables (ou presque) broché

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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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        Murphy

      London: George Routledge & Sons Ltd,, 1938. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Housed in a black quarter morocco solander box made by The Chelsea Bindery. Top edge very slightly dusty but an exceptional copy in the dust jacket. First edition, first impression, first issue binding with the smooth green cloth and gilt titles, one of no more than 718 copies thus. Beckett's first novel is recognized now as one of the greatest comic novels in the language, but most of the established UK publishing houses refused the book until George Reavey approached Herbert Read, chief reader of literature for Routledge, who published the book in their short-lived series of international fiction. A rarity in dust jacket - we know only of a handful of examples. The book was bound by Webb Son and Co. in three batches: Feb 1938, Nov 1941, and April 1942. The first binding was smooth cloth, as here: according to Federman and Fletcher, wartime shortages may have resulted in later bindings in a coarser cloth. Of the total first printing of 1,500 copies, 782 were reissued as a cheap edition in 1942 in a coarser cloth, with the jacket overstamped.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        LES MISERABLES. In the Translation by Lascelles Wraxall authorized by the Author. Printed with a new introduction by Andre Maurois and with illustrations by Lynd Ward

      The Heritage Press. New York.,1938. Five volumes bound into 2. 8vo. (9.1 x 6.2 inches). Fully illustrated with well over a hundred of Lynd Ward's fine woodcuts throughout the text. A fine, clean copy in beautiful mid twentieth century fine bindings by Frost & Co. of Bath. Half red calf, spines with five raised bands each with gilt piping. The compartments ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Burgundy and green labels, gilt. Red cloth on boards. Marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt. Small (about half an inch) area of loss to the top headband of the second volume but still overall a lovely, highly decorative binding on this classic book.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        SALOME

      London: Limited Editions Club, 1938. Hardcover. Minor wrinkling to the covers of the wrappers volume, as with nearly all copies we have seen, but with none of the internal foxing so typical to this volume which, in this case, still has its glassine present. Fine in solid slipcase with rubbed edges and sunned spine. Andre Derain and Aubrey Beardsley. Two quarto volumes (8" x 11"), copy #544 of 1500 numbered copies. 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 him 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. Name of William S. Paley stamped in red ink in small type on the front free endpaper of each volume. Paley was the chief executive who built Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) from a small radio network into one of the foremost radio and television network operations in the United States.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        (Sketchbook and photograph)

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

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        JEAN DUFY. Othon Friesz. als

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

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        Everybody's Shakespeare. Three Plays

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

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        High Street

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

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        The Flying Dutchman

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

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        We Are Not Alone [radio play]

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

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        The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1st US Edition, 1st State, with Original Dustjacket

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1st US Edition, 1st State, with Original Dustjacket

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

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        The Hobbit, 1st US Edition, 1st Impression, 3rd State, with Custom Slipcase

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

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        We Are Not Alone [radio play]

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

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

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

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

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

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        Londres de nuit. Soixante-quatre photographies de Bill Brandt. Préface par André Lejard

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

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        The Nonesuch Dickens

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

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

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

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        An Inland Voyage

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

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        Map of the Vieux Carre of New Orleans 1937

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

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        OUT OF AFRICA

      New York, (1938): Random House., 1938 Dinesen, Isak. (Karen Blixen). OUT OF AFRICA. New York: Random House, (1938). "I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong hills." First American Edition of Isak Dinesen's superlative memoir of her years in Africa. 8vo. 389 pp. A near fine copy in gilt-lettered 1/4 glossy black over burnt orange cloth with a gilt flamingo illustration, dark green clean topstain, in a very good or better, spine modestly toned, properly priced imaginative pictorial dustwrapper that has had a bit of expert archival restoration at the spine extremities. A nice example. Custom TBCL embossed slipcase in fine condition. Adapted into the captivating 1985 Academy Award-winning film winning five Oscars, with Meryl Streep & Robert Redford, directed by Sidney Pollack. . First Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Out of Africa

      New York: Random House, 1938.. First American edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed on the dedication page by the author "Isak Dinesen/ Karen Blixen/ Je Responderai/ February 1958". Barbara Howes and William Jay Smith (bookplate to pastedown, additionally signed by Howes on front flyleaf). Also laid in is a note signed "Karen Blixen" to Mrs. Barbara (Howes) Smith, on the verso of a portrait card, thanking her gift of a book by Dorothy Canfield (who wrote the introduction to Out of Africa). The poet Barbara Howes visited Karen Blixen/Isak Dinesen at her home, Rungstedlund, in Denmark in 1958. The next year, her husband, the poet William Jay Smith, introduced Dinesen at the Poetry Center of the 92nd St. Y in New York, where she gave three readings to packed houses. William Jay Smith later wrote the introduction for the 1983 book "The Pact: My Friendship with Isak Dinesen". The Howes read this book, with the cloth showing considerable wear, stil a good copy in a very good dust jacket with some chips to the spine. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box. Inscribed first editions are exceptionally rare.

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        OUT OF AFRICA

      New York, (1938): Random House., 1938 Dinesen, Isak. (Karen Blixen). OUT OF AFRICA. New York: Random House, (1938). "I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong hills." First American Edition of Isak Dinesen's superlative memoir of her years in Africa. 8vo. 389 pp. A near fine copy in gilt-lettered 1/4 glossy black over burnt orange cloth with a gilt flamingo illustration, dark green clean topstain, in a very good or better, spine modestly toned, properly priced imaginative pictorial dustwrapper that has had a bit of expert archival restoration at the spine extremities. A nice example. Custom TBCL embossed slipcase in fine condition. Adapted into the captivating 1985 Academy Award-winning film winning five Oscars, with Meryl Streep & Robert Redford, directed by Sidney Pollack. . First Edition.

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        Out of Africa

      New York: Random House 1938, 1st Edition. () ix, 389pp. Near fine in very good dust jacket. Octavo. Black coated cloth binding with gilt lettering and decoration on spine (light bumping to ends of spine and top corners of the boards). Boards covered in rich orange cloth with gilt bird illustration on front board. The endpapers and text block are clean and tight. The top edge of the text block is deep green and the long outer edge is roughly trimmed. In dust jacket, not price clipped. Jacket shows illustration of a tree with many animals and is lightly worn at edges. The jacket has some light rubbing and soiling- a small amount of professional restoration has been done to it. A fantastic copy. Dinesen (1885-1962) born in Denmark, was "married to her cousin, Baron Bror von Blixen-Finecke, in 1914. They ran a coffee plantation in Kenya, which she continued to manage after her divorce; the story of this failed enterprise is told in Out of Africa. Written after her return to Denmark in 1931" (Drabble, 109) Pseudonym of Karen Blixen. .

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        Land of the Free

      New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1938. First Edition. Small quarto (23cm). Tan cloth boards, lettered blue; 93pp; illus. dustjacket. Review copy, with review stamp on front endpaper. Bernarda Bryson Shahn's copy, with her signature on front endpaper and ink note above publisher's stamp: "Please Return to Bernarda B. Shahn." A worn copy; covers soiled and toned, with split to cloth at spine; contents a little shaken; Good. & & Macleish's book-length poem, illustrated with 88 photographs by FSA photographers, is among the high points of Depression-era photobooks. 88 leaves of plates, each with accompanying text by MacLeish on facing page. Of the 88 photographs, there are four by Shahn; the majority are by Dorothea Lange. One assumes that the Shahns were on the distribution list for advance copies by virtue of Ben's association with the project; whether they in fact penned a review of the bookis unknown. In any case, a notable association copy. AUER 270. PARR/BADGER, v.1, p.270.

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        SKETCH BOOK of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

      London, Collins, (1938).. FIRST EDITION (1938), 300 x 235 mm, 12" x 9", buff cloth lettered brown, illustrated endpapers, no pagination. 12 wonderful colour plates for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, mounted on brown art paper, each with captioned guard, many pencil sketches. Lower corner of upper cover very slightly bumped, small faint discoloured patch top edge of upper cover, neat ink name and date (1939) at top of front endpaper. Occasional slight very pale foxing, mainly in upper margin and not affecting colour plates, slight crease to lower corner of 1 colour plate. Otherwise near Fine in good DUSTWRAPPER (dw: spine slightly darkened, slight pink stain at foot of upper hinge, 15 mm (¾") pale grey stain at lower edge of upper panel, small chips to head of spine and corners, 15 mm chip at lower corner of upper panel, tail of spine very slightly worn, flap folds slightly eroded, with a few tiny holes on lower fold, a couple on upper fold which also has a 30 mm (1½") split at foot, few slight soil marks to lower panel which is also slightly dusty). This title was never published in the U.S.A. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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      Munich, Germany, 1938. Quite a rare letter addressed to Heinrich Himmler and signed by Karl Jung; bearing the stamp of the SS main office. Jung sends notice to Heinrich Himmler that he is travelling to Italy and will be there a week at the Italian Acadamy for the Volta Conference. He then plans to travel again to the Italian Island Group and meet again with the Governor in Munich on 20, Oct. 1938. Jung was a high ranking political leader and an honorary member of the SS. Housed in a very special cloth and leather clamshell case.. Signed by Author. Very Good.

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

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

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        IL RICORDO DELLA BASCA.

      In-16 gr., brossura, pp. 187. Ventesimo volume della collezione 'Letteratura', si compone di duecento copie numerate da 1 a 200. Inoltre ne venne stampata una tiratura fuori serie. Il nostro esemplare fa parte della tiratura fuori serie. Prima edizione. In buono stato (good copy).

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