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        GOODBYE BROADWAY (1938)

      Universal 1938 - Vintage original 41 x 27" (103 x 68 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. Alice Brady, Charles Winninger, Tom Brown, Dorthea Kent, Willie Best, Donald Meek, dir: Ray McCarey; Universal. Lively caricature art highlights this poster for a story about a once-famous vaudeville and Broadway couple who arrive to play in a small conservative Connecticut town with a troupe of crazy performers. This low budget musical was a remake of the early talkie THE SHANNONS OF BROADWAY which featured real-life Broadway couple James and Lucille Gleason. The artist is not credited and the poster has a contemporary feel. It is on linen. There has been touch-up at corners and touch-up at fold lines and a bit of paint filling-in on lines and junctures. There are a few tears addressed just above the copyright at the bottom left corner. VERY GOOD-FINE

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        Die Liebesinsel. Komödie in fünf Akten.

      Verlag Neumann & Co., Prag 1938 - Gr.-8°. 140,(4) S., mit zahlreichen Illustrationen. Illustr. Orig.-Pappband. Eines von 200 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe, das nicht in den Handel kam. - „Die Liebesinsel", eine satirische Komödie gegen Hitler und den Nationalsozialismus in 5 Akten in der Tradition der Commedia dell’Arte, verfasst vom jüdischen Exilschriftsteller Dosio Koffler (1892-1955). - Sternfeld/Tiedemann 277; Pross, "In London treffen wir uns wieder", 121; Kosch, Bd. 9, 155; Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon, Bd.XXI, 755-758. - Dosio (auch Osio) Koffler wurde am 15.4.1892 in Cecova/Galizien (heute wahrscheinlich Stetsova, Ukraine) geboren. Um 1900 zog die Familie vom galizischen Land nach Berlin um. Während des Ersten Weltkrieges wurde Koffler aufgrund gesundheitlicher Probleme für dienstuntauglich erklärt. In der Zeit fing er an, sich sowohl auf literarischer als auch dramaturgischer Ebene zu betätigen. Der Film „Kreuzzug des Weibes", dessen Drehbuch er verfasste, sorgte aufgrund seiner Thematik (ungewollte Schwangerschaft und Abtreibung in der Illegalität) für Aufsehen, vor allem später in Zeiten der nationalsozialistischen Propaganda. Bevor die Nationalsozialisten die Macht ergriffen, floh Koffler 1935 nach Prag (dort entstand „Die Liebesinsel") um dann 1938 endgültig nach London zu emigrieren. Dort gründete er zusammen mit dem jüdischen Schriftsteller und Pazifisten Kurt Hiller, 1885 – 1972) die Gruppe Unabhängiger Deutscher Autoren. Koffler fühlte sich literarisch dem österreichischen Satiriker und Lyriker Karl Kraus (1874-1936) eng verbunden. Er verfasste einige Drehbücher sowie u.a. die Satiren „Wilhelm II" (ebenfalls ein Drehbuch, jedoch nie verfilmt), „Die deutsche Walpurgisnacht" (sein wohl bekanntestes Werk) und das vorliegende Buch „Die Liebesinsel". Seine schlechte gesundheitliche Verfassung trug wahrscheinlich mit dazu bei, dass er in der Zeit nach 1945 keine weiteren Werke verfasste. Er verstarb verarmt und weitestgehend unbekannt am 6.4.1955 in seiner letzten Wahlheimat London. - Die Illustrationen in „Die Liebesinsel" sind von „Bert", einer nicht näher zu identifizierenden Person. Da sich Dosio Koffler aber selbst auch als Illustrator betätigt hat (z.B. „Prominenzen von Bühne und Film in der Karikatur", Auflage 100 Stck.), könnte man allerdings vermuten, daß er selbst hinter dem Pseudonym steckt, da vorliegende Illustrationen seiner Malweise ähneln. Der vollständige Beweis steht jedoch noch aus. - Gewidmet ist das Buch Fiorello LaGuardia (1882-1947), der in der Zeit von 1934 bis 1945 (republikanischer) Bürgermeister von New York war und sich als solcher mit reformerischem und sozialem Engagement hervortat. - Einband berieben; Ecken und Kantenbestoßen; Außengelenke stellenweise angeplatzt; Rücken etwas aufgehellt; Innengelenk angeplatzt, dadurch der Buchblock etwas gelockert; unbeschnittenes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1937/38 Saison d'Hiver

      Aussig, C.S.R.: C. Wolfrum, 1938. First edition. Stiff Wraps. Orig. blue, stab sewn, stiff covers, title printed in gilt, the threaded ties comely intact. Near fine. 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.

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        The Scourge of God].

      Dom Knigi Paris 1938 - First edition. 8vo (20 × 15 cm). pp. [5], 122, [6], frontispiece portrait of the author, unsigned preface. Original pictorial wrappers (most likely by Elizaveta Kruglikova); lower spine strip with small tears, a few minor spots to front wrapper. Posthumous first edition of Zamiatin's last novel, which compares the Soviet threat to Europe to Attila's threat to Rome. 'Attila's Huns are young and healthy, and they bring the promise of new life through the destruction of a sick and dying civilization. The tenor of the story recalls the message of Blok in 1918, that the West is doomed and that some new order, or at least epoch, is advancing from the East. This was no doubt partly due to Zamiatin's disillusionment with the West, where he had emigrated in 1931.' (Boris Thomson, 101) Zamiatin (1884 – 1937) is best known as the author of ?? [We], a terrifying first person account of an imagined (Soviet) future in which human beings have, at least in theory, become entirely rational and devoid of emotions other than joy. The novel is often likened to 1984, though of course Zamiatin did not have to use his imagination to the extent that Orwell did in order to picture life under a violent dictator intent on squashing dissent. The novel was met with a wave of criticism and Zamiatin's expulsion from the Union of Writers; a fate that meant the end of Zamiatin's literary career in his native country. Zamiatin consequently wrote to Stalin in 1931 asking for permission to emigrate, and was allowed to leave for Paris. He was allowed to re-join the Soviet Union of Writers in 1934 as a remote member, an unprecedented decision by the Soviet authorities. Zamiatin worked on the present novel from 1928 to 1935, but it remained unfinished at the time of his death. Savine claims that this edition was issued in a very small print run; Georgii Ivanov's novel ?????? ????? was issued by the same publisher in 1938 in only 200 copies. Savine also explains that much of the print run of ??? ????? was destroyed after the German occupation of Paris in 1940, when the owner of the publishing house, M. S. Kagan, was arrested. Savine 143; Boris Thomson, "Lot's Wife and the Venus of Milo: Conflicting Attitudes to the Cultural Heritage in Modern Russia" (Cambridge University Press, 2011). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      - [Shanghai 1938?, Schiff]. Red silk accordion folded album, 21 hand colored charming sketches, 19.5 x 27 cm., mild stain on the first two pages and at the center on all other pages. FIRST & ONLY LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR *** *** *** . . A GREAT CARAIATURE OF SHANGHAI LIEF IN THE LATE 1930'S . . . DEPICTING INTERACTIONS BETWEEN . . . FOREIGNERS, CHINESE DANCE HALL GIRLS & PROSTITUTES . . *** WHO WAS THE ARTIST & AUTHOR FRIEDRICH H. SCHIFF [1908-1968]: Schiff was an Austrian-Jewish artist. He was a keen observer of the Chinese spirit, showing the more fascinating visual insights to Shanghai life. . Schiff arrived from Austria in Shanghai in 1930 when he was 22 years old, and lived there until 1947. His charming cartoons captured the foreign community's interest and many were also published in local newspapers and journals such as the China Journal & the North China Daily News. . He also illustrated several books on China, a suite of Shanghai postcards, and was attributed to decorating the walls of the Cercle Sportif Français and other clubs. . After receiving an invitation to visit Shanghai from a cousin Schiff lived there for 17 years, becoming known as one of the city's great cartoonists between the two world wars. . Schiff's importance lies, first of all in the fact he depicted indelible characters that manifest what it meant to dwell in Shanghai, then an international City. . "He manipulates his works as a form of attack. Socially marginalized groups, such as prostitutes, 'taxi-girls' and beggars, are all subjects of his scrutiny." . *** Gerd Kaminski, author of a chronicle and geographical study of the artist, described the opus of Schiff as extensive, ascertaining that cartooning was the genre that prodded him into telling stories from the point of view of a spectator on the street. See below. . * "Schiff's opus goes beyond cartoons and illustrations for newspapers. Artistically, he was equally excellent in landscape and portrait oil paintings, gouache and watercolor works," Kaminski said. . * "Schiff, from the very beginning of his residency in China, had already developed sharp eyes -not only in face-reading Chinese physiognomy, but also the social realities in which Chinese and foreigners were being subjected to." . *** THE SETTING: The setting is the "Roaring 1930's Shanghai" scene. Sketches depict the Free-Wheeling, "Anything Goes" wild attitudes of "why not" war torn Shanghai. . * THE SKETCHES: TWENTY-ONE HAND-COLORED DRAWINGS: . The first page shows a beautiful, slinky Chinese girl in Cheongsam: "Miss Shanghai: "Me no worry-me no care ! Me go marry millionaire ! If he die me no cry ! Me go marry other guy !!" . Followed by 19 other full-page hand-colored drawings. Some with and with out captions, the meanings obvious ! . These fascinating color-drawings shows how Occidentals inter-relate with the Chinese & western [mostly Russian] girls, Shanghai Party time English style, "Having a Ripping Time," American sailors caress and dance with their willowy Chinese girls wearing sexy Cheongsam split up to their hips. . Also stunningly beautiful, blond & blue-eyed Russian prostitutes with their Chinese sisters competing for the Yankee dollar. "Taxi-girls, "sing-song girls," bar girls, lonely and hungry house wives. . *** THE MEANING OF "MASKEE:" The tile "MASKEE" is a very old China coast Pidgin English corruption of the Portuguese word meaning "Never Mind." This and other Pidgin English was commonly used by both Chinese and foreigners along the treaty port cities on China's east coast since the 1820's. . *** THE HAND-COLORED ART WORK: Schiff drew the illustrations, then had the book printed in black-outline, after which he hand-colored each page and signed the title page, adding a hand-written number on the last page. . *** BINDING: The work was bound in various colors of silk [red, maroon, green, blue], with brocade designs, such as bamboo, or the dragon. There may have been other variant colors, we do n

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        Wenham Great Pond

      Salem: Peabody Museum, 1938. First edition. Number 58 of 100 copies Numbered on Hurlbut Permanent Book paper. printed at the Southworth-Anthoensen Press. Illustrated. 108 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Original green half cloth and decorated boards. Fine. Printed note, "It was Dr. Phillips' wish that this book should be sent to you with Christmas greetings" tipped in on pastedown and his obit on front free endpaper. In board slipcase. First edition. Number 58 of 100 copies Numbered on Hurlbut Permanent Book paper. printed at the Southworth-Anthoensen Press. Illustrated. 108 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Posthumously printed volume of on the history and natural history of Wenham Great Pond, the Massachusetts landscape much loved by sportsman and naturalist John C. Phillips (1876-1938). Bruns P84; Heller 2:733

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        Our Town A Play in Three Acts

      NY: Coward-McCann, 1938, 1938. FIRST EDITION PRESENTATION COPY. 1 vol., inscribed on the title-page "Mrs. Carpenter Baker with the devoted regard of her friend Thornton Wilder New Haven May 1938", publisher's original cloth binding, with the original paper spine and cover labels, with the original DJ, not price clipped, VG+/VG+, housed in a cloth slipcase, gilt lettered morocco spine label.

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        War and Peace.

      Printed for members of The Limited Editions Club at The University Press, Glasgow 1938 - Translated from the Russian by Louise and Aylmer Maude with a special introduction for this edition by Alymer Maude. Illustrated with lithographs and drawings by Barnett Freedman. Colour lithograph plates and black and white illustrations by Freedman. Six volumes. 8vo. [228 x 150 x 160 mm]. xvi, 262 pp; viii, 296 pp; viii, 260 pp; xii, 302 pp; viii, 282 pp; viii, 280 pp. Bound in publisher's red cloth designed by Freedman, with colour lithographed endleaves, plain edges. No.1284 from an edition of 1500, signed and thumbprinted by Barnett Freedman. A fine copy of a stunning work, one of Freedman's masterpieces.

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        The Summing Up - SIGNED by the Author

      Heinemann, 1938. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1938. A very good+ book with a small light stain to the front board. No inscriptions, SIGNED by the Author t the half title page to Sydney Searle. In a very good unclipped wrapper with some light wear and some small chips to the edges, with some neat small internal invisible repairs. Rare signed.

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        Exposition Wolfgang Paalen

      Paris: Galerie Renou et Colle, 1938. First Edition. Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Near Fine. 7 pages plus 3 black-and-white plates. An early exhibition catalog with a 25-item checklist. Paalen, a native of Austria, had recently joined the Surrealists and earlier in 1938 he played a major role in the International Exposition of Surrealism. In this, his third (?) solo show, Paalen debuts his fumages, paintings made by holding paper over a candle flame so it would absorb the smoke. A reproduction one of these works extends over the front and rear wrappers of this pamplhet. Soon after this show, Paalen would follow Breton to Mexico, where Paalen would stay, becoming one of the most influential Latin American surrealists. Uncommon and important. First edition (first printing). A fine copy in wrappers (paperback) with a glassine wrapper that is a bit chipped at the top of the spine.

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        Heavenly Bodies (Comets). Original silkscreen

      Paris: 1938. Silkscreen/pochoir printed in colors. 54 x 41 cm. on sheet size 66 x 51 cm. Titled in silkscreen "Heavenly Bodies" in the lower margin. A reduced size version 35.4 x 26.2 cm. printed by Mourlot appeared in "Verve" (Vol. I, no. 2, 1938). Roethel, "Kandinsky, das graphische Werk," no. V.26. This scarce print is unknown to Roethel. The print is ostensibly based on a lost watercolor, according to Vivian Barnett in "Kandinksy Watercolours, Vol. Two, 1922-1944," catalogued at no. 1216 as "Comets for 'Verve' No2. She states that there is no number in Kandinsky's handlist for this image, which "is unusual" so it may have in fact been an original print and not a watercolor to begin with. Bright colors; paper age stained.

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        Hans-Dietrich Genscher Steinbüste. Vom Künstler signiert und numeriert (#16 Bubec). Höhe ca. 21,5 cm, Sockel 11 x 11 cm. Im August 1980 entstanden, als eine der drei für die HANDELSBLATT EDITION geschaffenen Büsten neben Helmut Schmidt und Franz Josef Strauß zum damaligen Bundestag-Wahlkampf.

      - Lutz Backes wurde 1938 in Mannheim geboren. Lebt in Nürnberg. 1964 entdeckte ihn Dieter Hildebrandt für die „Lach- und Schießgesellschaft", wo er 12 Jahre Hauskarikaturist der "klassischen" Mannschaft war, bis diese sich auflöste. Entwarf '67 das LOGO der Sportartikelfirma PUMA, die springende Raubkatze, die zur berühmtesten Tierzeichnung der Welt wurde. Wurde Redakteur für Politik und Humor an einer Provinzzeitung. Wurde wegen einer missliebigen Karikatur entlassen. Das Blatt existiert noch. Machte '76 sein Hobby Karikaturen-Zeichnen zum Hauptberuf und nahm den Künstlernamen „BUBEC" an (Backes Unbestechlicher Blick Entlarvt Charaktere). Veröffentlichte Porträt- und Polit-Karikaturen in über 40 Ländern. Verlegte sich immer mehr auf Porträt-Karikaturen, als das HANDELSBLATT ihn für 25 Jahre exklusiv hierfür unter Vertrag nahm („Bubec's Zerr-spektive"). Machte weltweit über 300 Solo-Ausstellungen. Zeichnete Teller-Designs für ROSENTHAL-Porzellan, entwarf Pokerkarten für ASS und Verpackungen für BAHLSEN. War Gast-Dozent an der FH Mainz für Karikaturen und der UNI GRAZ für „Innovation und Kreativität". Zahlreiche Auszeichnungen wie: Preis der Weltausstellung Montreal (1977 und '79); Preis des Presseamts der Türkei ('77); Preis des Kulturministers von Italien '81, Venedig-Preis '86; „Tiè" - Karikaturist des Jahres (Italien '91); „Goldene Palme" von SanRemo ('91 für sein Lebenswerk und '99 für sein Buch „Köpfe mit Köpfchen"); Orden „Humoris Causa"; „Man of Achievement" der Uni Cambridge; Eintrag ins „Goldene Buch" der Stadt Schwetzingen etc. (vita Lutz Backes)

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        XX (Vingtieme) Siecle; First Series, No. 4 Christmas 1938

      XX Siecle, Paris & New York 1938 - 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. Orig. decorated stiff wrappers. Very good [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      N.V.NOORD HOLLANDSCHE UITGEVERSMAATSCHAPPIJ, 1938. INGLESE 0,8 Vol. n. VI della collana, rilegatura editoriale in tutta tela verde, con titoli d'oro al piatto ed al dorso, usura ai bordi, punte piegate, dorso scolorito con usure ed abrasioni, pagine lievemente ingiallite, ma in buono stato di conservazione USATO

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        An album of 25 bromoil prints of Central Australia, individually captioned and signed (Hugo Keil ARPS) in pencil on the wide bottom margins; undated, but early 1940s? The images (195 x 245 mm or the reverse) are tipped in on album leaves (rectos only); these are cord-bound into the cloth-covered album (now slightly rubbed and marked); they are in uniformly fine condition

      The Northern Territory Archive Service has an album containing the same twenty-five images, captioned but apparently unsigned. The catalogue record for that album (NTRS 3050) states that 'Hugo Keil was a photographer who worked at the Appropriation Ledger Section of the Allied Works Council in Alice Springs during the Second World War.... Hugo gave this wonderful album of Central Australian images to Phyllis Prideaux (later Johnson), which has come into NTAS as part of the Phyllis Johnson collection. Hugo took many photographs of Central Australian scenes, including images of Mount Gillen, the Hugh River, Palm Valley and the Spotted Tiger Mine at Harts Range'. An article in the 'Barrier Miner' (28 October 1938) makes mention of a forthcoming 'exhibition of Bromoil Prints by Hugo Keil of the Crown Studios, Adelaide', and a review in the Adelaide 'Advertiser' (21 August 1940) of The Adelaide Camera Club's exhibition of pictorial photography notes that 'Hugo Keil shows fine timber, sharply etched in "Grandeur of the North"'.

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        History of the 43rd and 52nd (Oxfordshire and Buckinhamshire) Light Infantry in the Great War 1914-1919. Volume 1 [all published]. The 43rd Light Infantry in Mesopotamia and North Russia.

      Aldershot, Gale & Polden, 1938. 4to. Original dark green cloth with bevelled edges, spine lettered in gilt, regimental insignia in gilt on front cover; marbled endpapers; pp. xxiv, 461, illustrated in the text and on plaes after photographs, sketch and folding maps; a very good copy. Scarce regimental history, first edition, signed by the author on half-title. This volume deals with the Mesopotamian Campaign, the forced march of the captured British troops through Anatolia, and later campaigns of the regiment during the Russian Civil War near Archangel.

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      Gallimard 1938 - - Gallimard, Paris 1938, 14,5x21cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 60 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers. Agréable exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition, one of 60 numbered copies on "pur-fil" paper, only large papers. Pleasant copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A.R.P. Calling You - Air Raid Precautions - Get in Touch with Your Local Council.

      Issued by the Air Raid Precautions Department, Home Office, London., 1938. First edition. A colour lithograph poster measuring 30 by 19 3/4 inches, printed in red, black, blue and yellow. Strikingly design with the ARP in red and yellow, black and blue respectively, with the lines of text in differing colours and angles. Some light creasing at the edges. Very good indeed.

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        Out of Africa.

      New York: Random House, 1938. First American edition of the author's classic memoir, which recounts events of the seventeen years when Blixen made her home in Kenya. Octavo, bound in full dark green morocco, gilt titles and ruling to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In fine condition. From 1914 to 1931, Danish aristocrat Baroness Karen Blixen owned and operated a coffee plantation in Kenya. After the plantation failed, she returned to Europe and began to write under the pen name Isak Dinesen. Out of Africa reads like a collection of stories in which she adheres to no strict chronology, gives no explanation of the facts of her life, and apologizes for nothing. Named by Modern Library as one of the 100 greatest works of nonfiction of the twentieth century. Basis for the film directed by Sydney Pollack, starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep, which went on to win seven Academy Awards.

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        Food for Beauty.

      New York: Ives Washburn,, 1938. Illustrations by Robert L. Leonard. Octavo. Original white cloth, titles in green and red to spine and front cover, green patterned endpapers. With the dust jacket. Text printed in green. Frontispiece and 22 full page illustrations. Pall Mall cigarette box card laid-in. Slight rubbing to extremities, top edge dust toned; a very good, bright copy in the jacket with tear to head of front panel, a couple of chips to spine ends, rubbing to extremities. First edition, first printing, of Rubinstein's raw food diet book. Helena Rubinstein (1871–1965), owner of a multimillion dollar beauty company and salon chain, was widely considered one of the world's leading authorities on health and beauty. Food for Beauty shows "her gift of adapting the trend of the moment to suit her empire; of taking an idea already in the public arena and putting her exclusive 'Rubinstein spin' on it".

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        Dahomey. An Ancient West African Kingdom. Vol. I-II. New York, J.J. Augustin

      1938 - First Edition. 2 vols. 8vo, xii, 402; [ii], xv, 407pp, colour frontispiece and 50 plates, publisher's light purple cloth [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        War and Peace

      The Limited Editions Club, New York., 1938. First edition thus. Octavo. Six volumes. Numerous full-page colour lithographs and black and white drawings in the text, as well as colour endpaper and cover designs by Barnett Freedman. Introduced by Aylmer Maude. Translated by Louis and Aylmer Maude. Printed by Robert Maclehose & Co. Ltd, The University Press, Glasgow. One of the great illustrated books of the Twentieth Century.One of 1500 numbered sets signed by the illustrator.Minor scuffing to the spines. Very good indeed in very marked, rubbed and cracked slipcases.

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        The Works of Ion L Idriess National Edition [the complete twelve-volume set]

      Sydney, Angus and Robertson, 1938 (Volumes 3 and 7) and 1939. Octavo, twelve volumes, with each one containing approximately 250 pages plus plates (and endpaper maps in all except Volume 7, 'The Yellow Joss'); loosely inserted are clipped newpaper obituaries of 'Flynn of the Inland' and the author. Gilt-decorated green cloth with printed black title-labels; spines lightly sunned and mottled (two more heavily so); insignificant marks to a few covers; edges, endpapers and adjacent leaves foxed; endpapers offset; a very good set. A uniformly bound collected reprint edition of the author's standard works to that time. Each volume is inscribed to the original (named) recipient, dated (1939, with December in one volume) and signed in ink by the author. The inscriptions (repeated only once) are the usual Cheerios, Sincerelys, Good Fortunes, Sunshiny Days and Jolly Good Lucks To You. At that level, there's really not a lot not to like about Ion Idriess ...

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        The War the Infantry Knew 1914-1919.

      London: P.S. King & Son Ltd,, 1938. A Chronicle of Service in France and Belgium with The Second Battalion His Majesty's Twenty-Third Foot, The Royal Welch Fusiliers: founded on personal records, recollections and reflections, assembled, edited and partly written by One of their Medical Officers. Octavo. Original red cloth, gilt titles to the spine, regiment initials gilt to front board. 27 leaves of sketch-maps bound in at the rear. Ends and corners rubbed, the spine a touch discoloured, a very good copy. First edition, one of just 500 copies privately produced by the author, this a superb Royal Welch Fusiliers association copy, with gilt supralibros: "Presented to the Officers of the 2nd Bn. The Royal Welch Fusiliers by Lieutenant-Colonel D. M. Barchard", and with the ink stamp "Officers' Mess. 2nd Bn. Royal Welch Fusiliers" to front pastedown. Barchard was commissioned in the RWF in 1911 and served in the 1st Bn in the early months before the war before being captured and spending the next four years in captivity in Germany. In 1939 he was Commanding Officer, 2nd Bn in Hong Kong, then in Lucknow. An inked note to the title page identifies the author as "Dr. Dunne [sic] of Glasgow. Appears as Dr. Munro in Sassoon's 'Sherston's Progress'. Had served in the Yeomanry in South Africa and won the DCM as a trooper." During the Second World War the 2nd Bn. served in India and Madagascar. The battalion included the authors of two of the most famous literary accounts of the Great War, Graves and Sassoon, with the latter contributing a chapter to the present work entitled "A Subaltern's Service in Camp and in Action," covering the period from 12 March to 16 April 1917, which is described as, "An early draft of pages of Memoirs of an Infantry Officer." Graves offered to contribute, but Dunn was not an admirer of Goodbye to all that, and declined his offer. Graves is mentioned, disparagingly, a handful of times in the text. Dunn's is an extraordinary book; in the Face of Battle John Keegan described it as "one of the most interesting and revealing books of its type … a genuinely truthful and fascinating picture of the war as it was for the infantry." Compiled in diary form from the reminiscences of around 50 members of the Battalion, it is without doubt the most authentic account of the experience of the Western Front at Battalion level. Providing complete confirmation of the old cliché that war is "90 per cent boredom and 10 per cent sheer terror", these accounts provide remarkable insight into the mental state invoked by the conditions of trench warfare.

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        British Government Group of Palestine Mandate. (Set of three works).

      London H.M.S.O. -1939 1938 - A set of three works comprising: 1) PALESTINE PARTITION COMMISSION REPORT, Presented by the Secretary of State for the Colonies to Parliament by Command of His Majesty, October 1938: 15.2 x 24.5 cm, 310 pp., 1 printed map, 12 large folding maps at rear including 2 in the rear pocket. 2) PALESTINE STATEMENT BY HIS MAJESTY'S GOVERNMENT IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, Presented by the Secretary of State for the Colonies to Parliament by Command of His Majesty, 1938: (15.2 x 24.3 cm), 4 pp. 3)PALESTINE STATEMENT OF POLICY, Presented by the Secretary of State for the Colonies to Parliament by Command of His Majesty, 1939: (15.2 x 24.3 cm), 12 pp. In the middle of the 1930s, at the edge of the darkest times in Jewish history, the British Mandate for Palestine was receiving waves of Jewish immigrants fleeing the rise of Hitler. In 1936 the large number of immigrants ensued a six month-long strike by the Arab population of Palestine. A Royal Commission was organised the same year (also known as the "Peel Commission"), of which an official report was published on July 1937. It stated that, as the recent events had shown, the Mandate was not working anymore and should lead to a partition of Palestine. The Palestine Partition Commission (or "Woodhead Commission") thus took place in February 1938, and its report was published in November the same year (work no. 1). After a presentation of the geographical, economical and financial aspects of the partition, including three different plans of separation of the territories, the conclusion drawn was that it was not feasible. A statement of the government (work no. 2) published right after this report announced a Conference to come in London, that would gather both a Jewish and an Arab delegations from Palestine. The "London Conference" thus started in February 1939, in order to come to an agreement. After more than five weeks of negotiations, no settlement had been made between the two nations, leading the British Government to make the decisions. Published in the "White Paper of 1939" ("Palestine Settlement of Policy", work no. 3), they were: that an independent state would be established within ten years, before which Palestine would be neither a Jewish nor an Arab state; that a limit of 75,000 Jewish immigrants would be set for the five years to come, and that the rights of Jews to buy land from Arabs would be restricted. Less than ten years later, the Declaration of Independence would be signed on 14 May 1948, establishing the State of Israel. These three original copies attest to the evolution of the status of the British Mandate of Palestine in the last decade before Israel's independence. The two statements are the last two White Papers to be published during the Mandate. After the declaration of independence all the White Papers were declared invalid by the Israeli government. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Stories From a Magic World

      McLoughlin Bros,, Springfield Mass. 1938 - Six beautiful color illustrations and twelve full page black and white illustrations. The illustrations are bright and beautiful. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Lad and the Lion

      Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. 1938 - Stated First Edition. Blue pebbled boards with red lettering on front cover and spine, red top edge stain. Five B&W plates. In first state, laminated, unclipped dust jacket. Edges of pages slightly yellowed. Orange lettering on spine has aged to a mustard color, otherwise a clean, bright jacket with some very shallow chipping to the spine head. (w) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Publishers [1938]., Tarzana, California - Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-317 [318: blank] [319: ads] [320: blank], five inserted plates with illustrations by John Coleman Burroughs, original pebbled blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in orange, top edge stained red. First edition. Adventure fiction set in contemporary North Africa. The Lad and the Lion, a 1917 silent film made by the Selig Polyscope Company was the first motion picture based on a Burroughs story. Reginald 02287. Heins LL-1. A fine copy in fine first state (laminated) pictorial dust jacket with wear at edges, two closed tears at upper edge of front panel, both with internal tape mends, small spot at upper spine edge, and a 15x20 mm v-chip from upper right corner of rear panel. (#151460) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        American Photographs; With An Essay By Lincoln Kirstein

      MOMA, New York 1938 - 198 pages. 22.5 x 20 cm. 87 black and white plates printed recto only, the first solo photography exhibition catalogue produced by MOMA, a major, seminal work to document American life in the 1930's. Errata slip -- 50 images in part one and 37 in part two. Clean, bright copy. Orig. black basket weave cloth, paper spine label. Fine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Abstract of a Treatise of Human Nature 1740. Reprinted with an introduction by J.M. Keynes and P. Sraffa. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press

      1938 - First Edition. 8vo, xxxii, 32pp, original boards [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Deutschland. Schlesien. Riesengebirge. Graftschaft Glatz.

      Karl Baedeker Leipzig 1938 - Second edition. xlviii, 270pp, 28 maps, 28 plans, 14 town plans and one panorama, original coarse-grained variant binding, original pictorial dustjacket with one corner very slightly torn; otherwise a superb copy. This is the second and last edition of this title and is much extended. Endpapers dated "Januar 1939". Hinrichsen D248 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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      Tarzana, California: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Publishers, [1938].. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-317 [318: blank] [319: ads] [320: blank], five inserted plates with illustrations by John Coleman Burroughs, original pebbled blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in orange, top edge stained red. First edition. Adventure fiction set in contemporary North Africa. The Lad and the Lion, a 1917 silent film made by the Selig Polyscope Company was the first motion picture based on a Burroughs story. Reginald 02287. Heins LL-1. A fine copy in fine first state (laminated) pictorial dust jacket with wear at edges, two closed tears at upper edge of front panel, both with internal tape mends, small spot at upper spine edge, and a 15x20 mm v-chip from upper right corner of rear panel. (#151460)

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      Chapman & Hall Ltd, London 1938 - First edition Scoop by Evelyn Waugh, Chapman & Hall Ltd, UK 1938, The first edition Scoop is in very good condition with an unclipped dust jacket with repairs. The book remains a highly collectable first edition. Evelyn Waugh based this satire on his stint as a war correspondent for the Daily Mail in Abyssinia (now Ethiopia) in 1935. Waugh admitted that he had no aptitude for the reporting of war, but he did observe closely the activities of his fellow journalists. The resulting novel was a satirical, farcical book that takes lighthearted but steely aim at the journalistic profession and the newspaper industry. Original red and black patterned covers with minimal signs of wear to the extremities. The contents are lightly browned and in very good condition. Clean end papers. Tight bindings. The dust jacket has the missing parts of the original spine and edges repaired with paper sections. Chipping on the folds and edges. Rubbed covers. 8v0 308pp [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Arms and the Covenant - Speeches.

      Harrap, London., 1938. First edition. Compiled with a Preface by Randolph Churchill. Octavo. 466 pages. Frontispiece photograph. Later fine binding by Bayntun (Rivière) of three quarter red morocco with raised bands, gilt rules, top edge gilt, red cloth sides, marbled endpapers. These speeches cover the period 1928 to 1938 and deal, almost exclusively, with British policy towards Germany.Fine.

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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.

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        LE SATIRE

      R.RICCIARDI, 1938. ITALIANO 0,12 Traduzione a cura di Enzo V.Marmorale, pagine ancora intonse ed ingiallite ai bordi da fattore tempo, timbro appartenenza alla prima bianca, brossura editoriale morbida, brunita al dorso e con bordi stanchi, numeri timbrati al piatto anteriore USATO

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        Die Arthroskopie (Endoskopie des Kniegelenkes). Ein Beitrag zur Diagnostik der Gelenkrankheiten.

      Der Rheumatismus, 9. - Dresden und Leipzig, Theodor Steinkopff, 1938, 8, (4), 64 pp., (6), mit 25 meist farb. Abb., original kart. Band. First Edition of "the first book of world literature on this issue! "In Germany of the pre-war period Ernest Vaubel at Wiesbaden was the most emminent arthroscopist. He collaborated with the manufacturer Georg Wolf at Berlin and developed his own arthroscope, a jacobaeus-type thoracolaparascope with a5-optic and an in- and outflow connecting piece. The optic was definitely longer than the trocard and the electric bulb at the tip was in danger during manipulation in a narrow joint. -Vaubel did a rather small series of arthroscopies from 1936 to 1939 at the University hospitals of Leipzig and Frankfurt, using local anaesthesia and air medium. 1938 he held a paper at the International Congress of Rheumatologists at Bath. In the same year he published a monograph titled "Die Arthroskopie", the first book of world literature on this issue. 1939 he leaved the Frankfurt university hospital and went in his own private practice. 1941-1944 he did military service as medical officer of the air force. After war he hadn't more facilities to practice arthroscopy. - His ideas and his instrument were revived in the german speaking countries in the late fifties by the sports surgeons Gottwald Heiss at Stuttgart and Reinhold Suckert at Linz." C.Kieser, Ernst Vaubel, der deutsche Pionier der Arthroskopie 1902-1989 (Ernst Vaubel M. D. German pioneer in the field of arthroscopy 1902-1989)

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        Mr. Justice Holmes and the Supreme Court

      Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1938. First Edition Later Printing 3rd Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. This book is inscribed on the ffep: "For Edward C. Moran Jr. a high spirited public servant with all fond wishes of Felix Frankfurter" (there are a series of initials after the signature which we cannot decipher one set appears to be justice - he had just been appointed to the supreme court). Edward Carlton Moran Jr. was congressional representative from Maine 1933 - 1937 and active in Maine politics over his lifetime. There is a second gift inscription on the page "To Carl, with love from Rene April 19, 1939". This 3rd printing from 12/1938 after a first in 9/38 is clean, tight, square with sharp corners and internally unmarked. It is lightly rubbed at the slightly age darkened spine. It has 139, bright, clear pages bound in blue cloth covered boards with illegible titles on the spine.

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