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        We Are Not Alone [radio play]

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        The Evolution of Physics:The Growth of Ideas from Early Concepts to Relativity and Quanta

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

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

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

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        The Nonesuch Dickens

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

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

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

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        An Inland Voyage

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

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

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

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        OUT OF AFRICA

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

      [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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Libreria La Bottega delle Occasioni]
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        EARLY ITALIAN ENGRAVING. A Critical Catalogue with Complete Reproduction of all Prints Described... Published for M. Knoedler &Company, New York by Bernard Quaritch... London 1938.

      7 voll. Splendida ril. in tela, titolo e tagli sup. in oro, cm 33x26, Voll I-IV: Florentine Engravings and Anonymous Prints of other Schools, Vol. I: Catalogue, pp XXVI, 345, Voll. II-IV: Plates, 714 ill. in 488 pregevoli tavole; Vol. V-VII: Know Masters other than Florentine Monogrammists and Anonymous, Vol. V: Catalogue, XII, 347, Voll VI-VII: Plates, 692 ill. in 431 pregevoli tavole Ex libris City of Liverpool Public Libraries ( N.B: l?opera risulta regolarmente dismessa). Edizione in 275 copie per la vendita e in 30 fuori commercio, la nostra è il n.154. Ottimo esemplare.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The postage stamps of New Zealand.

      Philatelic Society of New Zealand, 1938. 678pp + 2 loose plates on photographic paper. 1st ltd. ed., no 608 of 1000 copies, fine in worn original quarter calf with some damage to top of spine. Handbook covering the stamp issues to 1936 also back of the book issues and proofs and essays.

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        Joseph in Egypt

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1938. Sixth printing. Two volumes. Some rubbing to the spines, near very good without the original slipcase. Inscribed by the author in Volume One: "To Lyde Gene with kindest regards. Thomas Mann. 21.II.1940." .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        SKETCH BOOK. Wrapper title: Walt Disney's Sketch - Book of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

      (60) pages nearly all illustrated in black & white. 12 mounted colour plates.Original cloth. Full colour pictorial dust-wrapper. First Edition. A fine copy that has a few light marks and some very slight chipping to the wrapper. This title was not published in the United States.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Zur Theorie der Emission langwelliger Lichtquanten.

      Nicola Zanichelli, Bologna 1938, XVI. 22 pages. Orig. cover. Cover with slight edgewear, especially to the spine. Archive number in pen on the upper corner of the front cover. Enclosed is a single leaf with handwritten physics notes in pencil.. Pauli und Fierz was working together in Zürich from 1936. ** Inscribed by Pauli: 'An [Niels] Bohr mit Vielen Grüssen'. After a series of lectures in Göttingen in 1921 (the so-called Bohr-Festspiele), Bohr asked the 21-year old Pauli to come to Copenhagen and study at his institute. Pauli was there for a year (1922-23) and remained in close contact with Bohr for the rest of his life. Pauli won the Nobel Price in Physics in 1945

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        My Ears Are Bent

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        TWO GIRLS AT A BALCONY.

      Signed in pencil. 1938. Image size 179 x 125 mm. A fine impression. Unmounted. Price is subject to VAT at the current rate.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        UNCLE TOM'S CABIN

      Limited Editions Club New York: Limited Editions Club, 1938. Hardcover. Mild sunning to spine and very faint rubbing to spine tips and fore-edge of slip case. Just about Fine in a close to Fine slipcase. Uncommon thus. Miguel Covarrubias. Quarto (7-1/2" x 10-1/2") bound in half brown morocco with morocco corners and marbled boards; 348 pages. Introduction by Raymond Weaver. Copy #403 of 1500 illustrated with 16 powerful lithographs drawn on the stone by Miguel Covarrubias and SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page.

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        Le Diner.

      Förlaga i blyerts till etsningen med samma namn, signerad och daterad 1938. Bladets storlek 19,5 x 23,5 cm, teckningen (14,5 x 18,5 cm) inom enkel ramlinje. Litteratur: Jfr Nils Lindgren, Bertil Bull Hedlund (1952), s. 125 f, etsningen av­bildas på s. 126; nr 113 i förteckningen.. Etsningen avhandlas av Nils Lindgren i avsnittet om Gastronomi och exlibris: "Från Frankrikevistelsen 1938 härstammar 'Le Diner'. Här är det paret från 'Wienervals I' eller 'Sommarnatt', som återkommer i en ny inkarnation, desillusionerat när det gäller kärleken och kampen för tillvaron men med känslan för bordets nöjen förstorad. Karakteristiken är gjord med nålvass skärpa, och en rad lysande ljusglober understryker kraftigt bladets svart och vitt-verkan" (s. 125 f, avbildad s. 126; nr 113 i förteckningen)

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        T.E.Lawrence to his Biographer Robert Graves [and] Liddell Hart. Information about himself, in the form of letters, notes, answers to questions and conversations. Edited with notes and critical commentaries by Robert Graves and B.H.Liddell Hart.

      Faber & Faber Limited, London, 1938.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Signed by Author(s) First Edition, presented in two volumes and limited to 1000 numbered and signed copies (by Graves and Hart respectively), these two being #382 (half of the print run was for distribution in the UK and the remainder for the US). 187pp & 233pp. Full buckram, lettered and ruled in gold at spines and upper boards. Top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Each volume with a different portrait frontispiece. A little light browning to the recto of each colophon page and spines just a fraction sunned as is common, else both volumes in fine state, missing the unprinted acetate protectors but with the original cloth covered slipcase, just a little marked and fingered.

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        T E Lawrence to His Biographers

      U KFaber 1938. Signed Limited Edition No 37 of 500 Signed by Robert Graves and Liddell Hart Two Volumes Both FINE FINE in Slipcase

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        Die Volks-Illustrierte, Jahrgang 1938. No. 1-41. January-October 1938.

      40 (of 41) issues in 1 binding (complete run for the year 1938), Prag/Praha/Prague 1938. Folio (37,5x26,5 cm). Contemporary brown half-calf bindning. Frontpages of no. 8, 27 + 39 missing. No. 26 bound in wrong place. No. 40 & 41 bound in wrong range (41-40). With 12 full-page photomontages by John Heartfield. Well-preserved copy.. Scarce. The weekly German-language left-wing paper Die Volks-Illustrierte was the exiled continuation of the German Socialist publication AIZ (Arbeiter Illustrierte Zeitung). For obvious reasons, the editorial staff fled to Prague in the early spring of 1933 and continued the publication under a new name and with much lesser print run until October 1938. ** The 1938 annual contains a range of outstanding anti-Nazi photomontages by John Heartfield, among others the highly prophetic "Das ist das Heil, das sie bringen" with the true meaning of the Hitler salute."*** John Heartfield (1891-1968) was born as Helmut Herzfeld and changed his name during WWI in reaction to the Anglofobia of wartime Germany. He became a leading figure in the Dada movement but got his everlasting reputation through his left-wing, anti-Nazi photomontages. He fled from Prague in October 1938

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        Three Guineas

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

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

      France: Georges Thomas, 1938.. First Edition. Boards. Good Plus/No Jacket. 12 ½ x 9 ½ Inches Signed by Co Author Hardcover Hardcover fold out document holder with 49 photographic plates of the human brain, these plates are 9 inches by 6½ inches and pasted on to a fold over seet with clear overlays going over them giving reference numbers which are explained on page opposite. Descriptions and short amount of text are in English, French, German and Italian. There SHOULD be 50 PLATES but number 24 is missing. Plates are in overall clean condition just some occasional light foxing to paper they are pasted on , Outer covers are a little dusty with age and a little worn on edges with some small splits. Top right corner has handwritten INSCRIPTION by EUGENE LUDWIG A Monsieur Le Professeur A B Appleton hommage affectaeax E Ludwig. HEAVY BOOK 2-2Kg with packing EXTRA POSTAGE REQUIRED FOR OVERSEAS. A nice copy especially with inscription SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.

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

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

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        The Hobbit

      Houghton Mifflin Company Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1938. First. First American edition, second state (or printing) with the publisher's flute-player device on the title page. Boards a trifle soiled, else near fine without the dustwrapper. The first book set in Tolkien's Middle Earth, a prelude to The Lord of the Rings, and the point of introduction to the richest and most popular mythology ever conceived by a single individual. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Three Guineas (First UK Edition)

      Hogarth Press London: Hogarth Press, 1938. First Edition. First Edition. An especially sharp copy, Fine and unread in a bright, fresh, very nearly Fine dust jacket. Jacket has a couple of tiny nicks at the crown, and just a hint of foxing at the front and rear panels, but with none of the toning and general wear normally found. A superb example.

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        The Lad and the Lion - 1st Edition

      Tarzana, CA: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1938. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. A bright First Edition/First Printing, blue cloth with red tettering on the front cover and spine in Near Fine condition with light wear to extremities and prior owner's stamp to front free end paper in Very Good+, laminated dust-jacket with little edgewear and limited chipping. Zeuschner 235 ; The story of the Lad who might have been king, parallels that of his uncle and cousin who in succession become king; and though the life of the Lad was one of cruelty, dangers, and privations, there are few but who would choose to have been the Lad rather than the kin who wore the crown .

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        Die Abenteuer des Juden Tate. Karikaturenbuch des Deutschen Volksblattes.

      Mit zahlr. Illustrationen. 64 S. Illustr. Orig.-Umschlag. Polunbi 1685. - Antisemiticum, herausgegeben vom Verleger des Wiener "Deutschen Volksblattes", gezeichnet von Fritz Hinterleitner. Die Verwaltung des "Volksblattes" befand sich pikanterweise in der Hetzgasse im 3. Wiener Bezirk. - Umschlag etwas angestaubt. Gering fleckig.

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        The Silver Princess in Oz

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

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        Antigone Tragédie mise en français par André Bonnard et illustrée par Hans Erni.

      104 S. en feuilles. avec 14 eaux fortes (13 en pleine page) Broché, couverture illustrée rempliée, sous chemise et étui No.5 des 30 ex.imprimé sur papier pure chiffon à la main, au filigrane de la fleur de lin, du Moulin Favier à Lagat, avec une suite sur chine. num.et signée par Erni et Gonin (après la maquette et 10 ex.avec un cuivre barré et avant les 189 ex.et les 30 ex.h.c.). - Etat de neuf. [2 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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        SALOME

      London: Limited Editions Club, 1938. Hardcover. There is no wrinkling to the covers of the wrappers volume and none of the internal foxing so typical to this volume. The glassine is present with a few small tears and slight loss. The spine of the cloth volume is sunned. Close to Fine in a Near Fine slipcase with a little edgewear. Andre Derain and Aubrey Beardsley. Two quarto volumes (8" x 11"). The first volume in black wrappers is the French original illustrated by Andre Derain with gouache drawings on black paper reproduced through the pochoir process and SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. The other volume in gilt-decorated cloth is the English translation by Lord Alfred Douglas with illustrations from the first edition by Aubrey Beardsley including four omitted from the original. Of a total edition of 1500 copies SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page, this is one of only 15 Presentation Copies with the publisher's blindstamp attesting to such on the colophon page where instead of a number the initials "G.M." are handwritten. Acquired directly from the publisher's files, and most likely the publisher George Macy's very own copy.

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

      Verve Paris: Verve. [1938]. First. 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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        The Unvanquished

      New York: Random House 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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        JOSEPH IN EGYPT. Two volume set. Each volume signed by the author

      Alfred A. Knopf New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1938. Two volume set, lacking the original publisher's slipcase. Hardcover bindings, with minor to moderate sunning to spine, with the beginning of fraying to spine extremities, and other very minor imperfections; protected in custom stiff archival mylar. Stated "Third printing, March 1938." Both volumes are autographed in ink on a blank white endpaper "Thomas Mann" with no further inscription or previous owner's information. German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist and 1929 Nobel Prize laureate.. Signed. First edition, third printing. Hardcover. Very good- condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        La Nausée. Roman.

      Paris, Gallimard, (1938). Bound uncut with the original printed wrappers, also the back-strip, in a very nice, elegant black half morocco binding with dark red marbled paper over boards. Housed in a dark red marbled paper slip-case with black morocco edges. Binding signed to bottom of inside of front board: "J-P Miguet". Backstrip mounted and with a few repairs, far from affecting lettering, otherwise a very fine copy indeed. Gilt super ex libris to inside of front board.. A magnificent double-presentation-copy of the first edition (issue unknown) of Sartre's first book, a canonical work of existentialism. Of the first edition, 63 numbered copies appeared, and an unknown number of copies for regular sale. According to Contat & Rybalka, several reimpressions appeared, varying a bit in format and number of pages ("Nombreuses réimpressions, dont le format et le nombre de pages varient quelque peu."). The present copy has the 223 pp. (as the numbered copies), and the imprint "Paris, 5-4-1938" (the numbered copies were released for sale on March 23rd 1938). The present copy is inscribed (and signed) twice by Sartre, both times on the half-title, first around the time of the appearance of the work, and then again decades later. The first inscription reads: "A Jean Jansion/ en souvenir d'une conversation/ sur la liberté. Cordialement/ JP Sartre", and the second reads: "A M. Fortin/ en souvenir d'une autre/ conversation/ JP Sartre". The first being in his early, somewhat neater handwriting, and the second in his later, larger and looser characteristic handwriting. The present copy was originally given by Sartre to Jean Jansion (who was killed by the Germans in 1944), apparently after a conversation on liberty, a theme important for both. Some time after the death of Jansion, Mr. Fortin has presumably bought the presentation-copy of Sartre's first novel, met and talked to Sartre and then had him inscribe it again, reflecting the inscription he originally wrote. The second inscription is presumably from the 70'ies. The original association is highly interesting, as Sartre evidently knew the young writer Jansion and is one of the few to actually refer in writing to his only published work, "A Man Walks in the City", now primarily known through the film-adaption of it. It seems that Jansion had potential to become a writer of renown, but he died at a very young age and never got to publish anything himself. His only work appeared posthumously, but it did attract some attention. Sartre, who seems to have enjoyed his conversation about liberty with the young author, writes the following about him, in connection with other great writers of the era: "The French novel which caused the greatest furor between 1939 and 1945, "The Stranger", by Albert Camus, a young writer who was then director of the clandestine newspaper, "Combat", deliberately borrowed the technique of "The Sun Also Rises". In "Un Homme Marche dans la Ville", the only and posthumous book of Jean Jansion, a very young man who was killed by the Germans in 1944, you might be reading Hemingway ... the same short, brutal sentences, the same lack of psychological analysis, the same heroes. "Les Mendicants", by Desforêts, and Gerbebaude, by Magnane, used the technique of Faulkner's "As I Lay Dying" without changing anything. They took from Faulkner the method of reflecting different aspects of the same event, through the monologues of different sensitivities." (Sartre, "American Novelists in French Eyes" in: Atlantic Monthly, Aug. 46, translated by Miss Evelyn de Solis)."La Nausee" ("Nausea") is Sartre's first novel and one of his best-known. As Kierkegaard's "Either-Or", the work is also an epistolary novel, written in the form of journal entries. The work contains the earliest of the famous Sartre quotes, e.g. "Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do", "I suppose it is out of laziness that the world is the same day after day. Today it seemed to want to change. And then anything, anything could happen", etc.Contat & Rybalka 38/11 (pp. (60)-64)

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        Land of the Free

      Harcourt Brace 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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        Marlborough: His Life and Times [Complete in 4 volumes]

      George G. Harrap London George G. Harrap (1933 - 1938) Volumes II, III & IV first editions, vol. I reprint (third Impression) vg Large octavo. Original burgundy (purplish) cloth with gold-stamped Churchill family crest on cover and gold lettering on spine in original printed price-clipped dust jackets. Brown dj's in vols. I - III, dj in vol. IV in green. Beveled edges. Top edge gilt. Frontispiece in each volume. Captivating biography by Winston Churchill of the 1st Duke of Marlborough, John Churchill (1650 - 1722). The Duke was an English soldier and statesman, whose career spanned the reigns of five monarchs through the late 17th and early 18th centuries. The author was a descendant of the Duke. Churchill had conceived the idea of writing the work in 1929, when the conservative defeat in the general election meant that he was no longer a government minister. He seriously took on the task of writing in 1932 after pressure from his publishers. In the preface in Vol. I, Churchill writes: "It is my hope to recall this great shade from the past, and not only invest him with his panalopy, but make him living and intimate to modern eyes. I hope to show that he was not only the foremost of English soldiers, but in the first rank among the statesmen of our history; not only that he was a Titan, for that is not disputed, but that he was a virtuous and benevolent being, eminently serviceable to his age and country, capable of drawing harmony and design from chaos, and one who only needed an earlier and still wider authority to have made a more ordered and a more tolerant civilization for his own time, and to help the future." Vol. I: 611, [1]pp. Stated: "Reprinted October 1933" (Third Impression" stated on dj flap) Vol. II: 650, [1]pp. First edition, 1934. Vol. III: 607, [1]pp. First edition, 1936. Vol. IV: 670, [1]pp. First edition, 1938. Each volume illustrated with b/w photographic reproductions of various art work, maps, plans and documents (some in fold-out). Many plates in photogravure. Includes three partly colored & b/w fold-out maps. Water staining on binding in vol. I, rest of bindings very good. Tail of spines slightly bumped. Top corners on vol. II bumped, affecting a third of pages. Top corners on approx. 20 pages in last section of vol. IV slightly bumped. Chipping on dj's, spines of dj's sunned. Tight set with dust jackets in fair, books in overall very good condition.

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