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

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

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        Dessin original à Nelly de Vogüé

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

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        A New Song

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

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

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

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        THE POETICAL WORKS AND OTHER WRITINGS OF JOHN KEATS

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

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        Photos Alpinisme Dolomites. - S/W - Fotoalbum mit zahlreichen privaten Bergsteigeraufnahmen der Zwischenkriegszeit.

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

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        200,000 Feet on Foula.

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

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        [Archive]: Correspondence and Related Material of an early FBI Agent

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

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        The Schwartz Packet?

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

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        Dear Octopus: A Comedy in Three Acts

      London: William Heinemann, 1938. Very Good/Very Good. First edition. Small bookstore label on the front pastedown, page edges a little soiled, a very good plus copy in near very good dustwrapper with some modest tears, especially along the edge of the front flap, and with a modestly darkened spine with a few splash marks. A play by the author of I Capture the Castle and The Hundred and One Dalmatians, this was the basis for the 1943 film (released in the U.S. as The Randolph Family) directed by Harold French, and featuring Margaret Lockwood and Michael Wilding. Very scarce.

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        Murphy

      Routledge 1938 - The first edition of Samuel Beckett's first proper novel. Green clothbound. In excellent condition. There is a small card glued inside the front cover bearing Beckett's signature. Based on the handwriting, it looks as though a previous owner obtained a signature from Beckett at some point in the 1960s-70s and glued it into this volume. No dust jacket. There is a small bookseller's identification sticker, Henry Morgan & Co, Limited, on the front endpaper, and there is an identifying owner's stamp on the inside of the back cover. Otherwise, the binding is tight and appears to be unread. This copy comes housed in a handsome, sturdy black linen clamshell custom made by Ursus Books, New York. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Murder On The Orient Express - WITH ORIGINAL DUST JACKET (SAME 1ST STATE DUST JACKET ARTWORK)

      Collins (U.K.) 1938 - AGATHA CHRISTIE - MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (published in the U.S. under the title "Murder in the Calais Coach"), published by UK publisher Collins, copyright 1934, Ninth Printing (states "First Impression January, 1934" and "Ninth Impression January, 1938" on copyright page, light blue cloth boards (part of the smaller sized '1d' format - marked Volume #565 - which Collins used before going back to the larger sized book but yellow/green "uniform edition" reprint series, published without endpapers or pre-title pages) with gold gilt lettering to spine, original Dust Jacket RETAINS THE SAME DUST JACKET ART AS THE ULTRA-RARE 1ST PRINTING (this is the last printing of this book in dust jacket to retain the original dust jacket artwork). Book has no creased page corners, no former owner or used bookstore markings/stamps inside, clean endpapers with no staining or tape residue, no foxing to pages or endpapers or outer page edges, slight dust soiling/age darkening to outer pages, no lettering fading/wear to spine, no wear to board edges, board corners or spine tips (usual shelf wear rubbing to edges only), none of the usual dust/handling soiling to cloth boards, no spine darkening or fading. Dust Jacket has small closed tear on spine and nick loss at top corner on front flap crease otherwise no chipping or tearing or creasing, slight wear to spine tips & to front flap crease, hint of wear to left/right on spine, hint of edge wear, slight dust soiling to white rear panel, no spine fade, no scotch tape marks to flaps, no soiling or staining. Overall a FINE- book in VG+ condition dust jacket (not price clipped) of a rare 1930s era UK Agatha Christie printing IN ORIGINAL DUST JACKET RETAINING THE ORIGINAL COVER ART. I have a number of other U.K. and U.S. Agatha Christie 1st printing hardcover books up for sale. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1938 - 1938 Wisden - Original Hardback

      1938. Hi, This lot is an Original 1938 Hardback Wisden . It is in very good condition, the first of the new hardbacks. 1938 and 39 do tend to be quite poor this is far better than most for the year. The front and spine gilt is excellent for a poor year slight fading to the spine if being picky, the boards are very good, there are a few light marks mainly to the front (part cup of tea) and a hexagonal mark to the bottom of the spine but still nice boards. The internal pages are fabulous, slight eeakness to the hinges but far from breaking (which is common). By far superior to many of the same year. Hard to find in good condition, this is not too far off excellent.

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        [Panorama of Machu Picchu]

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

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        Ruderboote auf der Alster ( wohl Krugkoppelbrücke ). Farbiges Aquarell und Kohlestift auf Büttenpapier - nicht signiert.

      Bildmaß der Darstellung ca. 28 x 42 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), Blattmaß ca. 33 x 50,5 cm ). Das schöne Aquarell auf Bütten, leider unsigniert, undatiert ( wohl um 1938 ). Das Blatt unter Seidenpapier gelegt und unter Passepartout leicht am Oberrand montiert. Von guter Erhaltung. Ivo Hauptmann: Er war Mitbegründer der KünstlergruppenFreie Secession( Berlin 1914 )undHamburgische Sezession( 1919 ). - Literatur u.a: Der Neue Rump: Hamburgisches Künstlerlexikon, Seite 181f ( Bitte beachten: Bei Auslandsversand können hier erhöhte Portokosten Sperrgut anfallen )

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        The Hobbit

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First American edition, first state (or printing) with bowing hobbit on title page, maps at endsheets in opposite order as per list of illustrations, and Chapter VII heading on page 118 incorrectly listed as Chapter VI. 310pp. Original tan cloth lettered in blue and illustrated in red, red map endpapers. Tiny stain to front cloth, else Fine with light rubbing at edges. In a Very Good+ unrestored dust jacket with publisher's price of $2.50 intact, trimmed a hair too tall, two tape mends to verso, small chips at edges, rubbing along folds, spine panel a bit rubbed and soiled, light creasing to front flap. The first American appearance of the epic fantasy novel. Quite rare in its unsophisticated original jacket with a different design than its British predecessor showing Tolkien's drawing of Hobbiton.

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        Salomé A Tragedy in One Act [with] Salomé Drame en un Acte

      London / Paris: Limited Editions Club, 1938. In English and French With the Beardsley and the Derain Illustrations WILDE, Oscar. BEARDSLEY, Aubrey. DERAIN, André. Salomé A Tragedy in One Act Translated from the French of Oscar Wilde by Lord Alfred Douglas and illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley. With a new introduction by Holbrook Jackson. [with] Salomé Drame en un Acte. London / Paris: Limited Editions Club, 1938. Wilde: Limited to 1500 numbered copies, this being copy no. 834. Derain: Limited to 1500 numbered copies signed by Derain, this being copy no. 834. Two quarto volumes (10 7/8 x 7 3/4 in.). Beardsley: [10], 11-105, [3] pp; Sixteen black and white illustrations of which twelve are full-page. Derain: [8], 9-71, [1], [1, limitation], 1, blank] pp. Ten inserted color plates on black paper. Publisher's full terra cotta cloth with gilt decoration (Beardsley), and black printed wrappers (Derain). The Derain volume in original mylar as issued. A fine set. Housed in the publisher's red cardboard slipcase (a little worn at extremities). When Salomé was first published in February 1893, the Pall Mall Budget magazine asked Beardsley for a drawing in response. They rejected the macabre, fantastic image he based around the play's last scene, in which Salomé embraces the severed head of John the Baptist. J'ai Baisé Ta Bouche, Iokanaan. Here, it is redrawn as 'the Climax', without the text. In April, however an art publication, The Studio, ran it as part of its first edition. Wilde saw the drawing pre-publication and liked it; in March, he inscribed a copy of the earlier printing of the book "March '93. For Aubrey. For the only artist who, besides myself, knows what the Dance of the Seven Veils is, and can see that invisible dance." Aubrey Vincent Beardsley (21 August 1872 - 16 March 1898) was an English illustrator and author. At the age of nineteen he achieved notable and lasting acclaim for his illustrations in the Dent edition of Malory's Le Morte Darthur in 1892. He was a leading figure in the Aesthetic movement which also included Oscar Wilde and James A. McNeill Whistler. In 1894, Beardsley became the art editor of The Yellow Book under the general editorship of Oscar Wilde but with his advancing tuberculosis and Wilde's arrest - that put an end to that satirical periodical. His drawings in black ink, influenced by the style of Japanese woodcuts, emphasized the grotesque, the decadent, and the erotic. Although in increasingly poor health, Beardsley continued to produce illustrations, including those in The Savoy, The Rape of the Lock, and The Lysistrata. Aubrey Beardsley died from tuberculosis at the very young age of 25 on the 16th March, 1898. André Derain (1880-1954) was a French artist, painter, sculptor and co-founder of Fauvism with Henri Matisse.

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        The Behavior of Organisms - An Experimental Analysis: The Century Psychology Series

      D. Appleton-Century Company Incorporated, 1938. ix, [1], 457 pages. References. Index. In this, Skinner's first book, he "launched a new science based on selection by consequences as the mechanism through which behavior changes during the lifetime of the individual. The book summarizes nearly ten years of research, spanning the years of Skinner's graduate school days at Harvard through his three years as a member of the Society of Fellows. Here he defines his basic unit of behavior, the operant, proposes rate as the basic datum, and describes his research program-to identify the variables of which behavior is a function." - B.F. Skinner Foundation. Name of Arthur Gladstone stamped atop front free endpaper is presumably that of the Swarthmore College professor who edited the 'Bulletin of the Research Exchange on the Prevention of War' in the 1950s. Ink marginal lines and/or marginalia on approximately 23 pages appear recent. Moderate wear to black cloth-covered boards. Bright gilt lettering upon backstrip. Binding tight.

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        Behavior of Organisms

      New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts. Hardcover. B001QTOVYU ix, [1], 457 pages. References. Index. In this, Skinner's first book, he "launched a new science based on selection by consequences as the mechanism through which behavior changes during the lifetime of the individual. The book summarizes nearly ten years of research, spanning the years of Skinner?s graduate school days at Harvard through his three years as a member of the Society of Fellows. Here he defines his basic unit of behavior, the operant, proposes rate as the basic datum, and describes his research program?to identify the variables of which behavior is a function." - B.F. Skinner Foundation. Name of Arthur Gladstone stamped atop front free endpaper is presumably that of the Swarthmore College professor who edited the 'Bulletin of the Research Exchange on the Prevention of War' in the 1950s. Ink marginal lines and/or marginalia on approximately 23 pages appear recent. Moderate wear to black cloth-covered boards. Bright gilt lettering upon backstrip. Binding tight. . Good. 1938. First Edition.

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        PUMPKIN MOONSHINE

      - TUDOR,TASHA. PUMPKIN MOONSHINE. NY: Oxford Univ. Press (1938). 16mo (4 x 4 3/4"), polka-dot patterned boards, edges and joints faded else near Fine in beautiful, clean dust wrapper with no fraying or tears, with only light browning on edge of inner flaps and small abrasion on backstrip effecting the "x" in Oxford. First edition, first printing of Tudor's first book and the first of the Calico books. Beautifully illustrated in sharp colors and with text hand-lettered. Sylvie Ann is the name of the little girl in the book. THIS IS THE DEDICATION COPY INSCRIBED BY TUDOR ON THE DEDICATION PAGE AND GIVEN BY TUDOR TO HER NIECE SYLVIE ANN, THE MODEL FOR AND NAMESAKE OF SYLVIE ANN IN THE BOOK. THIS IS ACCOMPANIED BY 2 AMAZING LETTERS. FIRST IS A 2 PAGE LETTER BY TUDOR TO SYLVIE ANN REFERRING TO THE BOOK AND THAT SYLVIE ANN WAS THE MODEL. SECOND IS A LETTER, 5 PAGES WRITTEN ON BOTH SIDES, FROM SYLVIE ANN'S MOTHER TO TUDOR TELLING HER HOW DELIGHTED SYLVIE ANN WAS WITH THE BOOK (this includes authentication and transcription of the letter by Tudor's biographer Harry Davis). On the dedication page the printed text reads "A wee story for a very sweet wee person." This is continued in Tudor's hand "called Sylvie Ann, with just no end of love from her Aunt Tasha. This book was supposed to be your Christmas present for last year, but I couldn't send it 'till now as it had to be printed. 1938". In the printed "This Book Belongs To" box on the front paste down, Sylvie Ann has written her name in childish script. The letter from Tudor to Sylvie Ann is written on a 2 page printed card with a lovely color illustration of a little girl. Dated Dec. 6, 1942 it reads: "Happy Birthday Dearest Sylvie! I am afraid this will not reach you on December 12th but we will all be thinking of you. I wish we could send more than a card but the mailing problem is difficult. Seth and Bethany send thier love to their cousin Sylvie Ann. Seth weighs 13 1/2 pounds and is very sweet. Bethany is such a big girl, it is hard to realize that she will soon be the age and size that you were when first I met you and drew pictures for Pumpkin Moonshine. How time flies! To think you are a whole year older! Kiss your Mommy for u [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins

      Vangard Press, New York, 1938 This is the third book by Dr. Seuss. A very good first edition (with hats correct, going from large to small on front flap and small to large on end flap) No dust cover. Matte black boards with red spine. Tight binding, pages are clean and bright. No torn or dog eared pages. Front cover has an envelope pasted in Front endpaper has a school name stamp and price penciled on top corner. Pencil mark above 'To Chrysanthemum-Pearl" name stamp on third, fifth and ninth page, Two pages have had the top corner turn down crease. Several smudges. Edges of covers rubbed. Top and bottom of spine is rubbed.

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        POTTER'S HOUSE.|THE

      Muscatine, IA: The Prairie Press, 1938. cloth, gilt-stamped spine, top edge cut, other edges uncut. Prairie Press. small 4to. cloth, gilt-stamped spine, top edge cut, other edges uncut. 75+(1) pages. First editioin, limited to 490 copies. Designed and printed by Carroll D. Coleman. Type faces are Kennerley and Goudy Text, both designed by Frederic W. Goudy.

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        Wild Chorus.

      Country Life, [1938]. Royal 4to. Bound by Zaehnsdorf in full dark blue morocco, boards with rich gilt borders, spine fully gilt in compartments, all edges gilt; pp. 138, with 24 fine mounted coloured plate, 64 black-and-white plates, and wood-engraved illustrations throughout, all by Scott; fine. A very handsomely bound copy. First edition, number 1118 of 1200 copies only, and signed by the artist. This sought-after illustrated book on geese, swans and other wildfowl is made even more covetable by the tasteful but opulent binding. Nissen IVB 848.

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        Satirarum Libri II

      Società Anonima Editrice Dante Alighieri, 1938. INTERLINGUE 0,2 Brossura editoriale in carta leggera. Copertina leggermente brunita. Pagine in discreto stato con bruniture, così ai tagli. Lingue presenti latino e italiano. Note di Vittorio Brugnola. USATO

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        Dessin original à Nelly de Vogüé

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

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        This Child Will Be Great. Memoir of a Remarkable Life by Africas First Woman President.

      353 Seiten 8, Taschenbuch das Buch ungelesen und wie neu, auf dem Vorsatz von der Friedensnobelpreisträgerin persönlich gewidmet und signiert. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (* 29. Oktober 1938 in Monrovia) ist seit dem 16. Januar 2006 Präsidentin von Liberia. Sie ist die erste Frau, die durch eine Wahl das Amt eines Staatsoberhauptes in Afrika erlangte. 2011 erhielt sie den Friedensnobelpreis.

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        Dieric Bouts und seine Schule

      Verlag fur Kunstwissenschaft 1938 - Ancien livre de bibliothèque. Salissures sur la tranche. Edition 1938. Ammareal reverse jusqu'à 15% du prix net de ce livre à des organisations caritatives. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION Book Condition: Used, Good. Former library book. Soiling on the side. Edition 1938. Ammareal gives back up to 15% of this book's net price to charity organizations. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesammelte Aufsätze. 1926 - 1936.

      Wien, Gerold & Co., 1938. XXXI + 398 + 1 S. OBrosch. m. OSch. EA. - Mit deutschem, engl. u. franz. Text. - Besitzsing. a. T., S. teilw. unaufgeschn., leichte Gbrsp. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Philosophie

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        15th Infantry in Tientsin and Shanhaikwan, China, 1920s. Photograph Album

      1938. Hardcover. Very good condition. A scarce album of photographs of a little known U.S. military presence in China in the 1900s, between the World Wars. The album includes many images of the US 15th Infantry Regiment (2nd and 3rd Battalions) in Tientsin on the South China Sea about 90 miles from Peking. The regiment performed security duties as part of the China Relief Expedition following the Boxer Rebellion, and remained in China for 25 years. The Boxer protocols provided for foreign military contingents to be stationed in China, among other places, in Tientsin. The 15th Infantry's primary mission was to represent U.S. interests in China and to promote stability in the area. The album, set up in reverse chronological order, opens with a series of 15 stock photographs of atrocities committed by the Japanese against the Chinese, following the Japanese invasion of Manchuria and the taking of Tientsin in 1937. The album owner appears to have kept a record of his time in China right up to the end -- the time of the Japanese attack on Tientsin. The 15th Infantry departed the city in March of 1938. The majority of the album consists of numerous snap shots taken in the 1920s of the camp, the company members, and scenes of life in the city. Captions on the verso identify two company members as Paul G. Jones and [not stated] Lawe; many are dated June 1925. One such shot is captioned "Jones & Lawe. Looking north on Taku Road from Dixon Road, Tientsin, March 1925". The images depict the regiment in various locations: in the city with many landmarks, including churches, schools, parks and pagodas; posing with Chinese troops, in parade formation, practicing with artillery in the field, and in camp with rows of tents. There are numerous snap shots of city street scenes: vendors, horse drawn carriages, a curtained litter being carried through the streets, festival scenes, members of a brass band, and US Navy vessels in the harbor (includes one with "38" on the hull). There are also printed photographs and 3 Chinese postcards. Despite the circumstances, the 15th Infantry enjoyed many privileges in China. There were Chinese staff and servants, excellent food and alcohol (even during Prohibition), tailor made uniforms, and even summer camps at a nearby beach. The sharp contrast between the content of the photographs of life from the 1920s at the back of the album and the photographs of the atrocities at the front of the album cannot be overstated. 40 real snap shots, ranging in size from 1 1/4 x 1 1/4" (portrait snap shot) to 5 1/4 x 3 1/4"; with 15 stock photographs of atrocities. Album measures 12 x 7". Black stiff textured paper covered boards, cord bound, "Photographs" printed on front board; very faint white streak at front cover. Photographs in very good condition.

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        My Last Expedition to the Antarctic 1936 1937

      First edition. Frontispiece, 25 photographic illustrations and maps. 8vo. Original striped boards with paper label to front cover, spine worn, some rubbing. 16pp. Oslo, Johan Grundt Tanum,

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        Irish Holiday (SIGNED COPY)

      Lindsay Drummond, London 1938 - Brown cloth boards, worn with some wear and tear. Signed by Author on FEP authors own copy, small newspaper photo clipping stuck to FEP. Contains small correction note of 2pp in pen by Author. b/w photo frontis. Notes by author on title page, all photos except frontis by Author. Copy of 272pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        George Gershwin

      New York: Longmans, Green, 1938. First edition. Original two part black and yellow cloth binding, original glassine dust jacket slightly worn. Small bruise on edge, else a fine copy. Copy No.1 of the special edition, signed by Armitage, printed on Broadcaster Text Paper. From the library of the dedicatee, Ira Gershwin. "With articles by Paul Whiteman, Olin Downes, Walter Damrosch, George Gershwin, Merle Armitage, Otto H. Kahn, Arnold Schoenberg, William Daly, Harold Arlen, Oscar Hammerstein II, Isamu Noguchi, David Ewen, Nanette Kutner, Lester Donahue, Isaac Goldberg, Erma Taylor, Gilbert Seldes, J. Rosamond Johnson, Rudy Vallee, Leonard Liebling, Alexander Steinert, Albert Heink Sendrey, Jerome Kern, DuBose Heyward, Henry A. Botkin, Sam H. Harris, Rouben Mamoulian, Eva Gauthier, Ferde Grofé, Louis Danz, Todd Duncan, Beverley Nichols, Irving Berlin, S.N. Behrman, George Antheil, Ira Gershwin, Serge Koussevitzky."/ Title in red and black, on 2 pages./ Music on lining-papers./ Article by Rouben Mamoulian: "I Remember" on pages 47-57./ "Works of George Gershwin," pages 248-249./ "Victor (RCA) Records; Columbia Records," page 250.

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        Savinio, SECONDA VITA DI GEMITO 1938 modernissima

      Savinio, SECONDA VITA DI GEMITO 1938 modernissima   prima edizione (solo in parte pubblicata antecedentemente in rivista)  di 500 copie numerate pagine 60 con   illustrazioni usato in buono stato generale, strappetti senza significative mancanze nel dorso

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        Invisible Weapons

      Collins Crime Club, UK 1938 - 1st Edition 1938. Second state wrapper remained and priced at 3/6s but correct to the book. Book is very good+ , bright and clean. Spine tips a little rubbed and lightened. Contents good. The wrapper is good++ and quite bright. Edges creased,rubbed and nicked. Miniscule loss to spine tips. Large loss to rear panel. A few closed tears to edges. Not a bad example of a rare book with its wrapper. More images can be taken upon request. Ref Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Großdeutsche Reichstag 1938, IV. Wahlperiode (nach dem 30. Januar 1933) mit Zustimmung des Herrn Reichstagspräsidenten herausgegeben von E. Kienast, Direktor beim Reichstag

      Berlin, R. v. Deckers Verlag G. Schenck, 1938 - Vollständige Ausgabe im Original-Verlagseinband (Ganzleinen / Leinen / OLn / Ln 8vo im Format 21 x 15 cm) mit Rücken- und Deckeltitel in Schwarz- und Rotprägung. 624 Seiten, mit Frontispiz-Fotoabbildung (Reichstagspräsident Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring, mit Faksimile-Unterschrift) sowie sehr vielen Fotoabbildungen (365 Portraitfotos auf 91 Tafeln und 8 Innenaufnahmen) auf Kunstdruckpapier, Schrift: Fraktur. - Aus dem Inhalt: Wiedervereinigung Österreichs mit dem Deutschen Reich. Reichstagssitzung am 18. März 1938, Rede des Führers und Reichskanzlers Adolf Hitler - Vorschriften, betreffend die Reichstagswahl - Mitgliederverzeichnisse -Abgeordnetenstatistiken (Lebensalter, Mitgliedschaftsalter, Lebensbeschreibungen der Mitglieder) - Bilder der Reichstagsmitglieder - Plätze der Abgeordneten im Sitzungssaal - Plan des Sitzungssaals im Krollgebäude - Geschichtliches (Reichsregierungen seit 1871 / Reichstagswahlen seit 1871: Parteien mit ihren Stimmenzahlen / Parteien im Reichstag seit 1871 / Legislaturperioden, Wahlperioden des Reichstags seit dem Konstituierenden Reichstag vom Februar 1867 / Photographische Aufnahmen) - Kalender der Jahre 1938-1942. - Deutsches / Drittes Reich, Großdeutschland vor dem 2. Weltkrieg,Parlamentarismus im Nationalsozialismus, nationalsozialistische Reichstagsabgeordnete, die deutsche Volksvertretung in der Reichshauptstadt, Fraktion der nationalsozialistischen Deutschen Arbeiterpartei, illustrierte Bücher, der Führer vor dem Reichstag, Gauleiter im Reichstag, NS.-Schrifttum, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut. - Kriegsdruck Erstausgabe, EA, 1. Auflage in sehr guter Erhaltung Versand an Institutionen auch gegen Rechnung Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        George Gershwin (First Issue, In Dj, Inscribed By Ira Gershwin, With Check Signed By George Gershwin

      London- New York-Toronto: Longmans, Green and Co. 1938, 1938. First Edition . Cloth. Very Good +/Very Good + DJ. Photographs And Reproductions. 252 Pp. Red And Yellow Cloth [First Binding], With Yellow Dj Printed In Red And Black. Inscribed By Ira Gershwin And Signed, With His Characteristic Drawing Of Himself Bowing, And Dated In 1953. This Was Inscribed As A Gift From Ira Gershwin To A Friend Of His Then-Archivist, With A George Gershwin Signed Personal Check, 1934, Laid In Loosely As An Additional Personal Gift From Ira Gershwin. Merle Armitage's Well-Designed And Edited Collection Of Tributes To George Gershwin From Luminaries Including His Brother Ira, Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Paul Whiteman, Walter Damrosch, Dubose Heyward, Irving Berlin, Arnold Schoenberg, Serge Koussevitzky, And Jerome Kern. Book Is Very Good +, Light Wear At Corners; Dj Very Bright Yellow, Very Clean, Without The Usual Browning To Spine, Light Wear, Short Corner Tears, And Tiny Losses At Corners.

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        Un certain plume. - Edition originale

      172 Seiten, 2 Blatt (table de matières) 18 x 13,5 cm. Gelbe Original-Broschur mit schwarzem Deckeltitel. -- Eins von 30 nummerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe auf Hollande Pannekoek. - Extrem seltene Erstausgabe von Michaux Erzählungen über einen "gewissen Plume", die Michaux selbst von seinen literarischen Texten am meisten am Herzen lag. Die Auflage war kurz nach Erscheinen fast vollständig zerstört und erst 1938 wieder aufgelegt worden. --(Interims-)Broschur mit gelbem Original-Umschlag. Die Seiten nicht beschnitten und meist noch unaufgeschnitten. - Der gelbe Umschlag stark lädiert: Fleckig und etwas berieben, mit Knickspuren und Randläsuren, Rücken zu einem großen Teil gelöst, mit größerer Fehlstelle. Die Seiten teils etwas stockfleckig, etwas stärker vor allem die ersten und letzten Blatt sowie an den überstehenden Teilen der unbeschnittenen Seiten. Sammlerstück, das noch einen Buchbinder sucht. -- 172 pp., 2 sheets (table of contents) 18 x 13,5 cm. Orig. yellow wrappers with black lettering on front lid.- One of 30 numbered copies on Hollande Pannekoek from the limited edition. - Extremely rare first edition of Michaux accounts regarding a certain "Plume", one of the authors most self-cherished literary achivements. The edition was almost entirely destroyed shortly after publication and was only re-published in 1938. -- Interim-binding in orig. yellow wrappers. Pages uncut and mostly unopened. - Yellow wrappers are a bit dusty and worn (stained and a bit rubbed, with some creasing and edge wear. Spine largely loosened with large piece missing). Pages show some foxing, mainly at the beginning and at last leafs, as well as along uncut projecting margins. Collectors item, in need of a new binding. -- Un des 30 exemplaires imprimé sur Hollande Pannekoek, numerotés de XI à XL. -- 1ère édition du texte, rare et recherché. Exemplaire broché, des pages non coupés. --

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        Homage to Catalonia.

      1938 - Secker and Warburg, London, 1938. 8vo., original cloth with supplied dust wrapper. Boards of book somewhat soiled and rubbed with a light scrape along spine, some nicks to cloth at extremities of spine, wrapper with some loss and wear with front flap detatched, otherwise a very good copy. First edition signed by the author in full on the front free endpaper (for his friend and correspondent E. G[eorge]. Barber) and rare thus. Laid-in is a letter from Barber's daughter, explaining that her father was a member of The Left Book Club and expressing her regret that Orwell's side of their correspondence was assumed to be lost, probably during a house move, although one letter is known to have survived and is included in the Collected Letters. Sold by Judy Barber to Edinburgh dealer,William Lytle, thence by private collector to Peter Grogan bookseller. [Together with]: "Almanaque de la Revolucià n Española 1937" - an illustrated wall-calendar, presumed published by The Workers' Party of Marxist Unification (Spanish: Partido Obrero de Unificacià n Marxista - P.O.U.M.), with stirring illustrations and bellicose notes for each month. This copy was sent by Orwell to Barber from Barcelona in January 1937 (the exact date of the postmark is illegible and the page for January is absent) and has Barber's address in Woolwich in Orwell's hand on the backing paper with his additional note "IMPRENTA / IMPRIMÉ" - Orwell always counted the pennies - and with a further intriguing note in pencil, possibly in Orwell's hand, possibly Barber's or possibly that of a sympathetic postal worker, upside-down and somewhat stylised to disguise the message: "VIVA EL POUM". From the dustwrapper blurb: "In December 1936, Orwell enlisted in the P.O.U.M. militia and fought on the Aragon front till April, first in a Spanish company, then with the I.L.P. contingent. On leave in Barcelona during the May fighting, he gives an eye-witness account of what really happened. Then he went back to the front, was wounded, declared medically unfit, and returning through Barcelona to England narrowly escaped arrest as a counter-revolutionary!". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Story Of Ferdinand (Inscribed By Monroe Leaf With A Drawing)

      The Viking Press, Publishers, New York (1936) 1938 - A Well Used But Complete Copy, Lacking The Dust Jacket. Inscribed On Second Front (Blank) Endpaper "For Shirley With All The Best From Munro Leaf And " (With A Drawing Of Ferdinand's Head); Book Is From Hollywood Area, But Provenance Unknown. Scarce With A Drawing And Signature By The Author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Nickel Comics #1-1938-very rare DELL-Gerber 7-Otto Messmer

      Dell 1938 - -First issue -Tim McCoy, Skit and Skat, Miss Adventure, Circus Capers, Wyoming Willy, Lie Detector -Early one shot issue. Rated a 7 in the GERBER GUIDE -Size is about 7 1/2" x 5 3/8" -Cover price is 5 cents -Color cover, contents in black and white -Very rare -Minor creases from shelf wear, looks like it was read once or twice! -Otto Messmer art. Condition: FN/VF

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        1937/38 Saison d'Hiver

      C. Wolfrum, Aussig, C.S.R. 1938 - 16 page catalogue. 34.5 x 27 cm. Each page with a mounted color lithograph illustration printed recto only, of a woman attired in a dress, suit or coat, with an array of mounted fabric samples in various sizes and colors accompanying the model. Stunning array of contemporary fashion artfully presented. Two swatches lacking on final leaf of the eight samples. Interior contents very bright and clean, small and faint dampstain to lower margin of cover not affecting interior. Orig. blue, stab sewn, stiff covers, title printed in gilt, the threaded ties comely intact. Near fine [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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