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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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        Work and War in Spain

      The Press Department of the Spanish Embassy, London, 1938 - First edition. Paperback. Quarto (80)pp. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographic images from Keystone Press Agency, Wide World Photos, Associated Press Photos, Planeta News and Altavoz del Frente. Covers slightly faded and slightly worn with slight tearing at lower spine hinge, otherwise very good. English and Spanish text. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robin Summers]
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        Der Giftpilz. Ein Stürmerbuch für Jung und Alt. Erzählungen von Ernst Hiemer. Bilder von Fips (Ph. Rupprecht).

      Nürnberg, Verlag der Stürmer 1938. - 4°, 64 S., 17 Farbtafeln, 31.-60. Tsd., Illustriertes Orig. Halbleinen, Einband leicht berieben, innen leicht fingerfleckig, gut erhaltenes Exemplar, Klotz 2659/1. - Schug 1934. - Stuck-Villa II, 281. Das wohl gemeinste und hinterhältigste Machwerk Streichers, an Bösartigkeit kaum zu übertreffen. - Antisemitica, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Werner Steinbeiß]
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        Le Corbusier Oeuvre plastique Peintures et Dessins Archtecture

      - Paris, Editions Albert Morancé, 1938. 28 x 23 cm, portfolio with softcover book + 40 loose plates. First book to be published on Le Corbusier's work as an architect-painter. The softcover Etudes book has an introduction by Jean Badovici and an essay on painting by Le Corbusier illustrated with drawings, 4 of them full-page. The second Planches part has 40 plates, 5 of them are pochoirs and 4 of them original lithographs. The softcover book is fine with slight spotting on top of the first pages. The plates are fine with a couple of them showing slight spotting on top of them, never affecting the images.The map shows wear and it's spine shows loss, the cover being fine. In fact a fine copy of this rare and beautiful publication in a worn map.

      [Bookseller: De blinde reiziger]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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        Max and the White Phagocytes

      Paris: The Obelisk Press,, 1938. Octavo. Original tan wood patterned wrappers printed in green, titles printed in black to spine and front cover, edges untrimmed. Light browning to spine and head of rear cover, slight creasing to extremities, notably at spine ends, faint browning to edges onto margins; a very good, bright copy. First edition, first impression, of the second work in Miller's Villa Seurat series. This collection of 12 essays and short stories includes six previously unpublished works. Miller lived in an apartment at 18 Villa Seurat during his time in Paris between 1930 and 1939, funded by fellow author Anaïs Nin.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Addresses Upon The American Road Complete Set.

      Scribners and Van Nostrand and Stanford University Press 1938-1955, New York - Signed and inscribed set of President Hoover's famed addresses given upon the American Road. Octavo, 7 volumes. Each volume is inscribed by Herbert Hoover on the front free endpaper. Volume one is inscribed, "To my good friend Lewis Stevens from Herbert Hoover." Volume 2, "Same as volume I with affection Herbert Hoover." Volume 3, "Same as first and second volumes plus more affection Herbert Hoover." Volume 4, "What more do you want? Herbert Hoover. Volume 5, "This one marks the last of the least but has the spirit of the other four volumes H.H." Volume 5, "This is the next to the last. You would never read this far. Therefore you is needed Herbert Hoover." Volume 7, "This is the last volume so far published. These could be more any adult education. Affectionately Herbert Hoover. Each are in near fine condition and each are first editions, first printings, with the exception pf volume one. Rare and desirable signed. Herbert Hoover served as the 31st President of the United States from 1929 to 1933 during the Great Depression. A Republican, as Secretary of Commerce in the 1920s he introduced Progressive Era themes of efficiency in the business community and provided government support for standardization, efficiency and international trade. He was President of the United States from 1929 to 1933 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Sand And Sea In Arabia (With The Scarce Wrapper)

      The First UK printing published by Routledge and Sons in 1938.The BOOK is in near FINE condition with some light foxing to the end papers otherwise clean throughout with no erasures or inscriptions.The fragile paper WRAPPER is in VERY GOOD++ or better condition.Light edge wear and creasing in places.The spine is only lightly toned and there is the inevitable age related mild soiling to the wrapper.Small closed tear to lower front spine fold. Having said this,it presents extremely well in the removable Brodart archival cover.Wonderful period photoessay comprising 123 B/W photos.A very scarce early title from this acclaimed travel writer and very hard to find in wrapper in such collectible condition. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

      [Bookseller: Ashton Rare Books ABA (Associate) PBFA]
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        The Tale of the Land of Green Ginger (Inscribed by Noel Langley and Also Including 3 Additional Author Inscriptions and Original Artwork)

      New York: William Morrow & Co, 1938. Cloth. Very Good +/Very Good +. Noel Langley.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        Entrée du Printemps suivi de Mort du Blé.

      - P. Gonin 1938. Grand in-4° en feuilles sous chemise et étui. Ce livre a été établi avec la collaboration amicale de Monsieur Jean Henri ADAM. Il est orné de 20 eaux-fortes originales en noir de Willy EISENCHITZ. Tirage limité à 175 exemplaires. Un des 150 sur vélin antique enrichi d'une suite des eaux-fortes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie In-Quarto]
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        Sehr umfangreiches Album mit tausenden von Inflationsmarken und Briefmarken Deutsches Reich. Die Marken teils postalisch gelaufen, teils ungelaufen. In Haushaltsbuch, beginnend 1938.

      - Die Marken zusammen in einem Haushaltsbuch teils lose eingesteckt, teils montiert. Die Marken sind teils postalisch gelaufen, viele auch ungelaufen. Vorhanden sind u.a. Norddeutscher Postbezirk 1 Groschen ( 5x ) / Deutsche Reichs-Post 3 Pfennig ( ca. 20 x ) / Deutsche Reichs-Post 10 Pfennig rot ( ca. 250 x ) / Deutsche Reichs-Post 5 Pfennig ( ca. 15 x ) / Deutsche Reichs-Post 20 Pfennig hellblau ( ca. 40 x ) / Deutsche Reichs-Post 5 Pfennig grün ( ca. 80 x ) / Deutsche Reichs-Post 30 Pfennig ( ca. 3 x ) / Deutsche Reichs-Post 40 Pfennig ( ca. 4 x ) / Deutsche Reichs-Post 5 Pfennig ( 1 x ) // Deutsches Reich 2 Pfennig ( 7 x ) / Deutsches Reich 2,5 Pfennig ( 6x ) / Deutsches Reich 3 Pfennig braun ( ca. 70 x ) / Deutsches Reich 5 Pfennig grün ( ca. 350 x ) / Deutsches Reich 5 Pfennig braun ( ca. 15 x ) / Deutsches Reich 7,5 Pfennig orange ( ca. 20 x ) / Deutsches Reich 10 Pfennig rosa ( ca. 70 x ) / Deutsches Reich 15 Pfennig violett ( ca. 30 x ) / Deutsches Reich 20 Pfennig grün ( 4 x ) / Deutsches Reich 20 Pfennig hellblau ( ca. 10 x ) / Deutsches Reich 25 Pfennig ( 2 x ) / Deutsches Reich 30 Pfennig orange ( ca. 8 x ) / Deutsches Reich 30 Pfennig orange ( ca. 4 x ) / Deutsches Reich 35 Pfennig ( 1 x ) / Deutsches Reich 40 Pfennig rosa ( ca. 10 x ) / Deutsches Reich 50 Pfennig rosa ( 4 x ) / Deutsches Reich 60 Pfennig rosa-violett ( c. 8 x ) / Deutsches Reich 60 Pfennig hellgrün ( 3 x ) / Deutsches Reich 75 Pfennig rosa ( ca. 45 x ) / Deutsches Reich 75 Pfennig blau-grün ( 2 x ) / Deutsches Reich 80 Pfennig hellblau ( 1 x ) / Deutsches Reich 1 ¼ Mark orange ( 10 x ) / Deutsches Reich 4 Mark ( 1 x ) / Ganzsache Deutsche Nationalversammlung rot 10 Pfennig ( 12 x ) / Ganzsache Deutsche Nationalversammlung 15 Pfennig braun-blau ( 8 x ) / Deutsches Reich 5 + 10 + 15 + 25 + 25 + 75 Pfennig ( zusammen ca. 100 x ) / Deutsches Reich 10 Mark türkis ( ca. 30 x ) / Deutsches Reich 12 Mark rot ( 9 x ) / Deutsches Reich 20 Mark violett ( 8 x ) / Deutsches Reich 25 Mark ( 1 x ) / Deutsches Reich 30 Mark ( 1 x ) / Deutsches Reich 40 Mark grün ( 8 x ) / Deutsches Reich 60 Pfennig rosa ( ca. 25 x ) / Deutsches Reich 100 Pfennig grün ( ca. 20 x ) / Deutsches Reich Rhein-Ruhr-Hilfe 5 Mark-umgestempelt 100 Mark orange ( ca. 60 x ) Deutsches Reich Rhein-Ruhr-Hilfe braun 25 Mark-umgestempelt 500 Mark ( ca. 50 x ) / Deutsches Reich 100 Mark violett ( 12 x ) / Deutsches Reich 50 Mark ( 3 x ) / Deutsches Reich 200 Mark ( 17 x ) / 500 Mark orange ( 12 x ) / 400 Mark hellbraun ( 13 x ) / 500 Mark orange ( 5 x ) / 1000 Mark grau ( ca. 13 x ) / 2000 Mark blau ( 6 x ) / 3000 Mark ( 4 x ) / 4000 Mark ( ca. 70 x ) / 5000 Mark grün ( 23 x ) / 10000 Mark hellrot ( 7 x ) / 2 Mark violett ( ca. 35 x ) / 3 Mark hellrot ( ca. 15 x ) / 4 Mark grün ( 6 x ) / 5 Mark orange ( ca. 40 x ) / 8 Mark oliv ( 24 x ) / 6 Mark blau ( 8 x ) / 10 Mark hellrot ( ca. 35 x ) / 20 Mark violett ( ca. 220 x ) / 30 Mark braun-gelb ( ca. 65 x ) / 40 Mark hellgrün ( ca. 12 x ) / 50 Mark blaugrün ( ca. 35 x ) / 100 Mark violett ( ca. 180 x ) / 200 Mark rot ( 25 x ) / 300 Mark grün ( ca. 6 x ) / 400 Mark braun ( 3 x ) / 500 Mark orange ( 1 x )/ 1000 Mark grau ( ca. 30 x ) / Deutsche Flugpost orange 5 Mark ( ca. 70 x ) / Deutsche Flugpost 10 Mark violett ( ca. 50 x ) / Deutsche Flugpost 25 Mark braun ( ca. 60 x ) / Deutsche Flugpost 100 Mark grün ( 1 x ) / Deutsches Reich 5000 Mark ( 1 x ) / Deutsches Reich 15 Tausend Mark grün ( 16 x ) / DR 20 Tausend Mark hellrot ( ca. 24 x ) / DR 5000 Mark orange ( 3 x ) / DR 30 Tausend Mark blau ( ca. 20 x ) / DR 50 Tausend Mark hellbraun ( 14 x ) / DR grüne Marken umgestempelt auf 75 Tausend ( ca. 90 x ) / DR 100 Tausend grün ( ca. 110 x ) / DR 100 Tausend violett ( ca. 16 x ) / DR 125 Tausend rosa ( 3 x ) / DR 250 Tausend rosa( ca. 70 x ) / DR 400 Tausend beige ( ca. 45 x ) / DR 500 Tausend hellbraun ( ca. 90 x ) / DR 800 Tausend grün ( ca. 35 x ) / DR 800 Tausend braun ( ca. 20 x ) / 1 Million hellblau ( ca. 80 x ) / 2 Millionen ( Umstempelung von rosa

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      London: Modern Publishing Company. [1938]. First edition, first printing of this scarce biblio-mystery. First edition, first printing of this scarce biblio-mystery. Publisher's red paper covered boards with titles in black to the spine, in the Micklewright illustrated dustwrapper. A near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents toned due to the poor quality pulp paper used in production, otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the very good pictorial dustwrapper which is rubbed and nicked with several short closed tears to the extremities and small chips to the spine. Brilliant artwork! (Penzler, Otto: Bibliomysteries 2nd ed. 2014 p.71) Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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      - Translated by Charles Hope Lumley. Pp. 258, tables, charts; med. 8vo; cloth boards, spine lettered and blocked in green and black, spine a trifle canted and sunned; top edges brown; The Cresset Press, London, n.d.[1938]. First edition in English. *Signed by the translator on the upper free endpaper, and with a typed letter, signed, from the author tipped in on the upper pastedown. The letter, dated April 21st 1938, is to Charles Hope Lumley, setting out the agreement between them for Lumley to translate the book into English and states in part: "Not more than a week after delivery of the complete manuscript I will have to pay you \'a315._._. in advance, as a part of your share of 20% (twenty percent) of the royalties. Your name will not be mentioned as a translator, but, on one of the first pages the authors [sic] thanks will be expressed for having supervised the book." Includes tables of famous people's star signs and 14 charts which show the astrological aspects of particular people's birthdays and events, including the launch and the departure of the Titanic. Historical figures analysed include Gandhi, Hitler, Mussolini, Roosevelt, Lloyd George and Kings George V, George VI and Edward VII. Secret service documents released in 2008 shed light on the bizarre figure of Louis De Wohl, an Hungarian born in Germany, who was recruited by MI5 as an astrologer during World War II. Initially hired as a possible informant, De Wohl convinced some intelligence officers that Hitler's supposed reliance on astrologers could be exploited to predict and undermine Germany's military actions. In 1941, the Ministry experimented with astrological propaganda by sending him on a lecture tour of the US in which his pronouncements ("Seer Sees Nazi Doom if US acts in 8 Months") were widely reported in the media. After the war, De Wohl became a devout Roman Catholic and a prolific author of religious novels. \i Secret Service of the Sky reveals much of the rhetoric and force of character that was to captivate many (but not all) in Churchill's Special Operations Executive. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Megjelent a Holnap nagy terjedelm? karácsonyi száma [?]

      Dr. Tibor Koródi (Budai-Bernwaller könyvnyomdája), Budapest 1938 - Original, vintage poster. Printed in black on green paper with the symbol of the Hungarian Nazi movement. 315 × 475 mm. The announcement of the Christmas issue of the Hungarian Nazi Party's journal, with anti-Semitic, Nazi content. Holnap (Tomorrow) was the magazine of the Hungarian Nazi Party, the Magyar Nemzeti Szocialista Párt, the precursor of the Arrow Cross Party - Hungarist Movement, led by Ferenc Szálasi. The Party, under frequently changing names, due to its prohibitions, existed since 1935, with a permanent, national socialist, Nazi, anti-Semitic program. The Arrow Cross Party was the second most popular political group in the country in 1939 and eventually got into power during the occupation of Hungary by Nazi Germany between October 1944 and May 1945. During this short period, ten to fifteen thousand Jews were murdered in Hungary, the formerly ceased deportations were renewed and around eighty thousand Jews were sent to Auschwitz. Slightly chipped at lower edge, creased at extremities, folded, overall in very good condition. Original, vintage poster. Printed in black on green paper with the symbol of the Hungarian Nazi movement. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      , , . Molto Buono (Very Good). Olio su cartoncino originale, circa 1938 (diametro cm 18,5). Firmato in basso a destra. L'opera è stata esposta nell'esposizione tenutasi alla Sala Bolaffi di Torino 18 marzo - 10 maggio 2009 ed è pubblicata nel catalogo "Jessie Boswell", a cura di Ivana Mulatero, Bolaffi editore, 2009 (pag. 208). Etichetta di esposizione sul retro. . Molto Buono (Very Good). .

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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        Brighton Rock

      New York: The Viking Press,, 1938. An Entertainment. Octavo. Original orange cloth, black border at head, titles to spine in silver, rules to spine and front board in silver, top edge black. With the dust jacket. Faint foxing to edges; an excellent copy in the lightly soiled jacket with nicks to extremities, short closed tear to foot of lightly browned spine. First edition, first printing, preceding the UK edition by one month. Brighton Rock is Greene's "most successful attempt to create a work that is as fast-paced as a thriller and as complex as a more leisurely character study" (ODNB).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Addresses Upon The American Road Complete Set.

      New York: Scribners and Van Nostrand and Stanford University Press, 1938-1955. Signed and inscribed set of President Hoover's famed addresses given upon the American Road. Octavo, 7 volumes. Each volume is inscribed by Herbert Hoover on the front free endpaper. Volume one is inscribed, "To my good friend Lewis Stevens from Herbert Hoover." Volume 2, "Same as volume I with affection Herbert Hoover." Volume 3, "Same as first and second volumes plus more affection Herbert Hoover." Volume 4, "What more do you want? Herbert Hoover. Volume 5, "This one marks the last of the least but has the spirit of the other four volumes H.H." Volume 5, "This is the next to the last. You would never read this far. Therefore you is needed Herbert Hoover." Volume 7, "This is the last volume so far published. These could be more any adult education. Affectionately Herbert Hoover. Each are in near fine condition and each are first editions, first printings, with the exception of volume one. Rare and desirable signed. Herbert Hoover served as the 31st President of the United States from 1929 to 1933 during the Great Depression. A Republican, as Secretary of Commerce in the 1920s he introduced Progressive Era themes of efficiency in the business community and provided government support for standardization, efficiency and international trade. He was President of the United States from 1929 to 1933.

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        Typed Letter Signed

      1938 - ("Eugene O'Neill") 1 page, October 5, 1938, on his Tao House Danville Contra Costa County California letterhead to Hudson Strode*, University of Alabama. 11" x 8 1/2". Watermarked "Rising Line." Very good. O'Neill thanks Strode for sending an inscribed copy of his book "Immortal Lyrics (Random House, 1938). *Strode (1892-1976) was an author and professor of creating writing at University of Alabama. Eugene G. O'Neill (1888-1953). born October 16, 1888, New London, Connecticut; died November 27, 1953; American playwright, winner of 4 Pulitzer Prizes in Drama ("Beyond the Horizon," 1920; "Anna Christie," 1922; "Strange Interlude," 1928; and posthumously for "Long Day's Journey Into Night," 1957); first American dramatist to win the Nobel Prize for Literature (1936). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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      - Gallimard, Paris 1938, 14,5x21cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 60 copie numerate sul filo puro solo grandi giornali. Nizza copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 60 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers. Agréable exemplaire.

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      - Paris . Office de Propagande Nationale . Sans date . [ 1938 ] .Un volume in-12 broché de 179 pages . Rousseurs sur la couverture & premieres pages . Publié primitivement en 1937 au CANADA par Adrien ARCANT , en seulement 32 pages , cet ouvrage a été largement développé en France par BOISJOSLIN et COSTON principalement . Louis Ferdinand CELINE a repris des éléments de cet ouvrage pour écrire son principal texte antisémite " BAGATELLES POUR UN MASSACRE " . [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Max and the White Phagocytes.

      Paris: The Obelisk Press, 1938 - Octavo. Original tan wood patterned wrappers printed in green, titles printed in black to spine and front cover, edges untrimmed. Light browning to spine and head of rear cover, slight creasing to extremities, notably at spine ends, faint browning to edges onto margins; a very good, bright copy. First edition, first impression, of the second work in Miller's Villa Seurat series. This collection of 12 essays and short stories includes six previously unpublished works. Miller lived in an apartment at 18 Villa Seurat during his time in Paris between 1930 and 1939, funded by fellow author Anaïs Nin. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Bibliographie zur Geschichte der Jugendfrage. Band I: 1750-1848 (alles erschienene)

      Hanseatische Verlagsanstalt, Hamburg, 1938. X/267 S., Ln. (Vorsatz etwas stockfl.)

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        ALS - Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift.

      Jena 21.VI.1938. 3 Seiten kl.-4. Mit Umschlag. Dabei 4 Mikroskop-Photographien. - Beiliegend ein Brief mit eigenhändiger Unterschrift, Jena 16. XII. 1964. Hans Boegehold (1876-1965), Mathematiker und Optiker, Leiter des Rechenbüros der Carl-Zeiss-Werke. - An Erwin Lihotzky (1887-1941), Ingenieur und Optiker bei den Leitz-Werken in Wetzlar, der gegen eine Patentanmeldung für den von Boegehold konstruierten ersten Planachromaten protestiert hatte, denn dadurch würde seine fortgeschrittene eigenständige Entwicklung von Mikroskop-Objektiven mit geebnetem Feld behindert."... Eine Patentanmeldung ist erfolgt. Ich bin auch selbst dafür gewesen. Wir haben ja doch nicht nur mit dem Wettbewerb der Firma Leitz zu tun, sondern auch mit den andern, namentlich ausländischen Konkurrenten und haben einige Veranlassung zu vermuten, daß diese versuchen werden, unsere Ausführung nachzumachen. Die Patentanmeldung hat übrigens auch für die Allgemeinheit den Vortheil, daß ein Beispiel gegeben werden muß, wodurch eine brauchbare Darstellung des Prinzips erkannt und ein Urteil ermöglicht wird.Die Firma Leitz wird, wenn sie auf anderem Wege zu ebenso guten Ergebnissen gelangt, durch ein Zeissisches Patent nicht geschädigt, ich sehe also die Notwendigkeit eines Patentstreits gar nicht ein. Ein etwaiger Kampf braucht nicht so geführt zu werden, daß man den andern Teil herunterreißt. Mir scheint aus unseren Aufnahmen der von uns erreichte Fortschritt doch zweifellos hervorzugehen. Daß auf anderem Wege Ähnliches erreicht werden kann, habe ich nie bestritten und kann Sie daher persönlich zu Ihrem Erfolge beglückwünschen. Mir werden Sie es, denke ich, nicht verübeln, wenn ich eine gewisse Genugtuung empfinde, daß die Firma Zeiss und ich immerhin zu recht gekommen sind ..." - Im Folgenden über die Schwierigkeit, "den Begriff des 'scharfen Sehfelds' einwandfrei zu definieren".Der beiliegende Brief von 1964 ist gerichtet an Hein Carl Claussen, Lihotzkys Nachfolger bei Leitz, dem er für einen Aufsatz "über die weite Benutzung dieses vor 30 Jahren von mir angeregten und weiter bearbeiteten Gegenstandes" dankt. "... Mit 88 Jahren kann man natürlich nur noch passiv an Fortschritten teilnehmen, seit einigen Jahren beschäftige ich mich so zuweilen noch mit geschichtlichen und Gedächtnisaufsätzen ..."("1938 machte H.Boegehold in Jena den Vorschlag, zur Ebnung der Bilder im Mikroskop in den Mikroskop-Objektiven dicke Menisken mit der Form einer Negativlinse aber mit sammelnder Wirkung zu verwenden ...Auf der Grundlage der Arbeit von Boegehold haben wir nach einer durch den Krieg bedingten Pause seit 1945 an der Berechnung und Fertigung von Mikroskopobjektiven mit geebnetem Bildfeld gearbeitet." Hein C. Claussen, Appl. Optics, Vol. 3. pp. 993-1003.)

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        Arms and the Covenant

      First edition. 8vo., original blue cloth. London, George G. Harrap & Co.

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        (Hitler's) Mein Kampf (My Struggle) - His Official Political Testament

      Hurst & Blackett, Ltd. 285 pages. Index. Black and white photo frontis portrait of Hitler. "What will Hitler do next? His past and future plans revealed in this book." - from dust jacket. "The whole of the political Hitler is in these brutally candid pages." - The Evening Standard. Prior owner's details, dated 1938, upon front free endpaper. Foxing to edges and minimally to contents. Binding sound. Gilt lettering upon moderately-worn rust brown publisher's cloth. Above-average wear and soiling to dust jacket now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A worthy vintage copy.

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        [Photo Album]: Pennsylvania Woman

      Pennsylvania, New York, 1938. Near Fine. Oblong quarto measuring 10.5" x 12.5". Screw bound brown leather over stiff paper board with gilt decorations. Contains 352 sepia-toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 2" x 2.75" and 5" x 7" with captions. Near fine photo album with near fine photographs.A photo album kept by a young Pennsylvania woman beginning in 1938 and continuing through 1949. The album begins with trips the family took in Pennsylvania in 1938 including one to Camp Adahi, Hopewell Park, and later the "Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania," Pine Creek Gorge. This is followed by a school picnic for the woman's middle school choir class with photos of people playing games at an outdoor picnic site. She also photographed her friends and family at the New Jersey seaside with images of girls in the ocean and crowds on the beach in Atlantic City. Her family visited Niagara Falls in 1939 photographing the Canadian side, rapids, and the American falls. Her 8th grade class took a trip around Buck's County, Pennsylvania and went to the Friends Meeting House, the Reading Airport, and Daniel Boone's homestead. Another trip in 1940 took them to Lancaster and Hersey and she also graduated from 8th grade later that year. In 1940 they went to the New York World's Fair which went on simultaneously with the San Francisco World's Fair. The New York showcase was the first to base itself "in the future" and used the slogan "Dawn of a New Day" and was also the site of the first science fiction convention. The album shows the crowds, parachute jumpers, the Perisphere. While in high school she was a part of the May Day court, participating in community day, and enjoyed leisure time with girlfriends. They went to Maryland and Washington, D.C. and went back to the New Jersey beaches and Camp Adahi almost every summer. Photos from June of 1943 show a woman in a WAC uniform and a girl graduating. There are photos from Christmas parties, Thanksgiving, and posing with the family dog. She participated in the celebration of "Decoration Day" in their town where she was in the color guard. Her prints from 1948 include a caption on each with the month, year, and "Reading's Bicentennial Year" on the edge of the photo. This includes the parade in honor of the 175th anniversary of Reading's fire department. The final pages show a beach trip to Atlantic City in August of 1949.An interesting look at a decade in a young woman's life through her school years and World War II.

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        Alesso Baldovinetti: A Critical and Historical Study

      New Haven: Yale University Press, 1938. Hardcover. VG, slightest curves to the covers, perhaps it was titled on a shelf for a very long time. Red cloth covers with gilt title on cover and lengthwise along spine. vi, 253 pp. 162 bw plates. Kennedy spends much effort prying the reputation of Baldovinetti loose from the bonds of Berenson and Vasari, whom had shackled him to the murky depths of style and skill. Besides this, the reviewer from 1938 noted that the equally great purpoose of this book is to shed new light of the whole sphere of early Renaissance art, with mention of many other artists and how they contributed to the whole. Extremely scarce. The book received rave reviews from Elizabeth Wilder in her review, published in the 1939 Art Bulletin.

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        The Sword in the Stone

      London: Collins, 1938. 1st Edition . Very Good/Good. 5.75 x 8 inches (14.5 x 20.5 cm). Dust jacket: Original unclipped jacket priced at 8s.6d to front flap. Loss to foot and head of spine, slight loss to edges of rear cover. A couple of short tears todges. Spine slightly darkened. No repairs or restoration. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Good Plus. Book: First impression. First book in The Once and Future King Series. Black cloth binding, slight fading to spine, corresponding to sections of loss on jacket. Light foxing and a couple of small marks to page edges. Scattered light foxing to pages (mostly to margins), text is otherwise very clean throughout. Good solid binding. Overall book condition is Very Good. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £11.35; Oceania £15.55; Rest of World £14.90. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Hardback. Printed pages: 339

      [Bookseller: Tarrington Books]
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        "...And Nothing Long".

      London, Constable & Co., 1938. 8vo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, not price-clipped dust-wrapper, pp.vii, 327, fold-out map of the Transcaucasian Republic at the end; a fine copy; provenance: Duff Cooper's engraved bookplate, designed by Rex Whistler inside front cover, circular printed label 'Presented to the Library of the British Embassy Paris' stuck over upper margin of bookplate. First edition, in the rarely seen dust-wrapper, marked as second printing. More than just what the Daily Telegraph wrote, ' ... makes your flesh creep ... A fine story of a heroic muddle' (front flap of wrapper), this rare book contains the extraordinary narrative of Macdonell's long sojourn in Baku and the Caucasus as a trader, spy, and adventurer, who had been in charge of the Transcaucasian section in the Foreign Office. He reports on the Revolution, counter-Rrevolution, Armenia, geopolitical wranglings between Turkey, Russia and the Caucasian peoples. This first-hand-report is written with a sense of humour and humanity. The events in Azeberbaijan at the beginning of the 20th century made MacDonell, actually head of the Scottish Clan Donald, a pacifist, and very good travel writer. Provenance: Duff Cooper (1890-1954) was a British writer, bon-vivant, diplomat and, when he accquired this book, First Lord of the Admiralty. He resigned after the Munich agreement, because he would not support Neville Chamberlain's appeasement policy.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Joseph in Egypt

      Knopf, USA 1938 - Two volumes in the original slipcase. First and second printings before publication stated on the copyright page - so presumably this is a third printing ( ? ). Original black cloth, gilt lettering and decoration to spine. Sold by the St Joseph's Seminary's Archbishop Corrigann memorial library in Yonkers, New York. These books have a library stamp on the copyright page of volume one and at the rear of both volumes. There are address stamps on the endpapers of both volumes and pockets attached to the rear pastedowns of each book. Now, here's the thing. neither of these books were ever taken out of the library. As a result, both books are in very close to fine condition. No fading, foxing, bumping, spotting. Tight binding, clean pages, clean closed page edges. There is a trace of gentle bruising to the spine ends. The lettering on the spine is bright and bold. There is a smalll discreet previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown. Volume One has been FLAT SIGNED by Thomas Mann to the the ffep. Well preserved, sharp copies. The Slipcase : The slipcase is complete and intact. It is slightly soiled and gently toned at the edges. The edges and corners are - inevitably - rubbed and scuffed. Looks solid enough. Please note that this is a heavy item and postage will be a little more than that quoted by ABE.Paypal accepted. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cheltenham Rare Books]
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        Oriental Antiquities Exhibition = To?y? Kobijutsu Tenrankai (November 9-10, 1938, 8th Floor of the Great Hall, Tokyo, Nihonbashi Takashimaya)]

      Nihonbashi Takashimaya 1938 - 72 pp. (55 pages of photographic plates + 12 pages of text). In Japanese. cover is soiled, front cover corner is creased, 2 small tears at top of front cover, lower corner of 1st 2 pages is creased 0.0 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Masalai Press]
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        Out of the Silent Planet.

      John Lane The Bodley Head 1938 - FIRST EDITION, pp. xi, 264, [4, ads], crown 8vo, original burgundy cloth, backstrip lettered in gilt with lean to spine, edges a little rubbed, top edge burgundy, posthumous library label of J.B. Priestley to front pastedown, good . The first of Lewis's Space Trilogy, and the copy of fellow science fiction author J.B. Priestley - a nice association.

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        A large vintage portrait photograph of Australian-born composer Percy Grainger, signed by him with a warm inscription and musical sentiment to American composer and electronic music pioneer Raymond Scott (born Harry Warnow, 1908-1994)

      The inscription reads in full: 'To dear Harry, in warm admiration of his true genius, thanking him for his glorious first performance of "The Lost Lady", & in happy memory of one of the few electric concerts of my life (June 2). His friend, Percy, June 1938'. The musical sentiment that follows comprises the first three bars of 'The Lost Lady Found', the sixth movement of Grainger's 'Lincolnshire Posy', a collection of folk songs arranged for concert band. Percy Grainger (1882-1961) is well-known for his work in collecting folk music and experimentation with early electronic instruments; the inscription is singularly apposite. The gelatin silver photograph (an impressive 330 x 250 mm) is signed and dated by the photographer Frederick Morse ('Morse 1937', written in ink on the bottom right-hand corner of the image). 'After World War 1, Frederick Morse, a young professional photographer, built a house next door to Percy and Rose Grainger in White Plains, New York. He produced many of Grainger's promotional photographs during the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s as well as informally documenting the Grainger household and Percy's eclectic pursuits. Their association became close, with Morse periodically working as Percy's secretary and as an occasional wrestling partner' (Brian Allison, 'Grainger Photographs', University of Melbourne Library Journal, 2000). The photograph has a little silvering-out to the lower right-hand portion, and its edges are a little darkened with a few trifling chips; overall it is in excellent condition.

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers]
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        XX (Vingtieme) Siecle; First Series, No. 4 Christmas 1938

      Paris & New York: XX Siecle, 1938. First edition. Stiff Wraps. Orig. decorated stiff wrappers. Very good. 37 (4) pages in text. 31 x 25 cm. English edition: 8 full page linoleum cut plates by Matisse, de Chirico, Miró, Arp, Laurens, Magnelli, Zadkine, and Hélion; 2 color lithographed plates by Duchamp (Obligation Montecarlo) and Bill (variation 13). Black and white plates of sculpture work by Matisse and Laurens. One of the most important art periodicals of the 20th century, each issue with an original artwork. G. di San Lazzaro, director of the periodical throughout its four decade lifetime, halted by WWI. Laid-in a note from the Nierendorf Gallery that the paintings and drawings by Klee is this issue are exhibited at the latter. Front cover dusty, entire contents clean and fresh.

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      - [Shanghai 1938]. Leatherette binding, spine 3/4 chipped away & back cover lacks 3+cm. paper covering, book solid, sound, captions & preface in English/Japanese, 23 x 31 cm., 400 b.w photos, all in all good plus. FIRST & ONLY RARE EDITION *** **** *** . . . GRIM JAPANESE MILITARY PHOTOS: . . . THE FALL OF SHANGHAI & NANKING . . *** This work was the results of three photographers: the famous and celebrated Tamagawa Toyokichi of Osaka, the main photographer, who was assisted by Tamagawa Denn [his brother or ? relative], and Yamazaki Yoshimi. Each traveled with a different military group of the Japanese army in China, recording for posterity, the true and brutal Japanese take-over of civilian Shanghai and environs. It covers the "Incident" from July 7, 1937 -August 15, 1945. Co-editor was Nishino Yoshio. The work was officially censored by the Riku-Kai Gun Hodoh-Bu Kenn-Etsu, or the press bureau of the Japanese Imperial Navy and Army. The photographs were taken by Tamagawa Toyokichi, Tamagawa Hiroshi and Yamazaki Yoshimi. . * This photographic resource was taken to record the actions of the "Glorious Japanese Army" and their successful results in the Fall of Shanghai & Nanking, China's capitol. Japan's provocation for this battle was famous incident staged by Japanese politicians, known as the "Marco Polo bridge incident. "Wherein the Japanese claimed that on July 7, 1937, two Japanese military men were murdered at their post on the Marco Polo bridge by Chinese Kuomingtang regulars. After this a full-scale Japanese invasion of Shanghai and the rape and sacking of Nanking occurred. Japan's brutal air bombing of civilian targets continued. This is the record of that landing and those military assaults on the Chinese population and on Chinese soil. It was the key instrument for Japan to occupy China setting the stage for the Pacific War. . * Taken from the Japanese point of view, the whole work is a celebratory publication to commemorate successful Japanese military in action during the capture of Shanghai and the brutal Rape of Nanking. Ultimately ending in the Japanese establishment of a Chinese puppet government in Nanking. This was the ultimate goal of the Japanese to militarily and politically control all of China and Manchuria as found in the secret plan of war. . * This work contains superb photos of the victorious Japanese army and navy in action. From the beginning of this book, we are presented a grand view of Japan's elite and highest military officers. Excellent tipped-in photos grace this book, showing: Minster of Navy: Mitsumasa Yonai; Vice Admiral Kiyoshi Hasegawa and General Iwane Matsui; General S. Hata, commander of the Central China army; historic group photos of the commanders and leading officers; followed by a great number of action photos showing the advance, bombing, attacks on the Chinese and their cities. Panic in Shanghai streets as rumor spread of the eminent war breaking out. The removal of Japanese from China as they leave China homeward bound. War council meetings of the Japanese military as they prepare for the attack on Shanghai. Arrival of Japanese landing party: marines and soldiers follow plain-clothes Japanese agents who pointed out the enemy strong-holds. . China's early response to the Japanese invasion by six Chinese air force planes. Great battle at Character Bridge by Japanese sailors, and fierce attacks. Chinese bombardment of Japanese military vessels in Pootong. Cooperation of Japanese naval & army forces to bombard coastal areas; retaliation of Japanese air force. Japanese sinking of Chinese shipping across the Wanpoo River, and blockade. Tremendous & terrible attacks on the Chinese army and civilian targets. Eastern Shanghai, schools, universities, factories now main targets. Chinese poison water wells. Japanese capture of Chinese headquarters located in Shanghai city government buildings. . * Japan's air attack on Shanghai's railway superintendent offices, Chapei battle, naval air flee

      [Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB]
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        Brighton Rock.

      London William Heinemann Ltd 1938 - First U. K. edition. 8vo., 361pp., usual age-toning to paper, otherwise fine, modern full red morocco with navy blue lettering pieces gilt, navy blue endpapers and all edges gilt, fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        Dieric Bouts und seine Schule

      Berlin and Leipzig: Verlag fur Kunstwissenschaft, 1938. Hardcover. VG. Publishers red cloth with gilt embossed title on cover. xiii, (3), 275 pp., followed by 90 single-sided sheets containing more than 90 bw reproductions. Text is entirely in German.

      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, Inc. ABAA / ILAB]
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        Brighton Rock.

      London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1938 - Octavo. Original red cloth, titles gilt to spine, publisher's device to rear board in blind. Spine sunned and rolled with the cloth fraying slightly at head, tips rubbed, faint marking to front board, stronger on rear, contents tanned. A good copy. First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in the US earlier the same year. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Storia del Medio Evo Dalla Caduta dell'Impero Romano d'Occidente alla Fine del Quattrocento

      S. A. Edizioni Remo Sandron, Palermo-Milano 1938 - ITALIANO Terza edizione riveduta e corredata di letture storiche. Ad uso dei Licei Classici e Scientifici e degli Istituti Magistrali Superiori. Brossura editoriale con titolo al piatto e al dorso, copertina morbida in cartoncino con segni di uso, usura da scaffale e strappetto al margine davanti della prima, pieghe al dorso, pagine lievemente ingiallite ben conservate con tracce sparse di fioritura, volume intonso e non rifilato

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        Claudius the God and his wife Messalina [and:] Count Belisarius. The troublesome reign of Tiberius Claudius Cæsar, Emperor of the Romans (born B.C. 10, died A.D. 54), as described by himself; also his murder at the hands of the notorious Agrippina (mother of the Emperor Nero) and his subsequent deification, as described by others.

      London: Arthur Barker, and Cassell, 1934 & 1938 - 2 works, octavo. Original black cloth, titles gilt to spine, bottom edge untrimmed, yellow endpapers; [and] original green cloth, titles and decoration gilt to spine, top edge red. With the dust jackets. Spines gently rolled, minor rubbing to extremities, light foxing to edges; very good, bright copies in the jackets with lightly browned spines and nicks to extremities, a small chip to head of spine of Count Belisarius. With 2 folding genealogical tables and 5 maps. First editions, first impressions, of Grave's best-selling historical novels. The first in the series, I, Claudius, won the Hawthornden and James Tait Black memorial prizes, and together with Claudius the God was made into a critically acclaimed television miniseries starring Derek Jacobi in 1976. Higginson A43a; Higginson A47a. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Homage to Catalonia

      First edition. 8vo., original pale green cloth. London, Secker and Warburg.

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        Thoroughbred Racing Stock and its Ancestors. The Authentic Origin of Pure Blood. Many Voices Concerning the Horses of the World with Additional Chapters from the Notes of the Late Lady Anne Blunt (15th Baroness Wentworth) and Wilfred Scawen Blunt, on the Arabian Breed, Collected, Edited, and Enlarged, with a History of the Thouroughbred Racehorse and the Horses of the East and West.

      London: George Allen and Unwin, 1938.. FIRST EDITION. Quarto, pp. 475 [1]. With 388 black and white plates, as well as a large folding map of Arabian tribal territories and 21 colour plates, including a frontispiece. Errata slip to p.19. In recent burgundy full morocco with raised bands, gilt titles to spine and marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. Original red cloth from upper board and spine bound in at rear. Very good indeed. Judith Blunt-Lytton (Lady Wentworth) was the owner of the Crabbet Arabian Stud from 1917 until her death. Founded by her parents in 1878 though contacts made in Aleppo, the stud became the single most important source of thoroughbred Arabian horses, with more than 90% of current thoroughbreds tracing their bloodlines back to Crabbet ancestors.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Golden Cockerel Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, translated by Fitzgerald.

      Limited edition; small folio; original quarter natural undyed morocco with gilt to spine, upper board blocked in gold to a design by Buckland Wright. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Number 50 of an edition of 300. Fine.

      [Bookseller: York Modern Books]
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