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        Gone with the Wind (Cast Signed)

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1938. Later printing. Very Good +/Very Good +. One of the copies that was circulated by the director, Victor Fleming, to give as a gift. In this case, gifted to Stan Johnson, art director at Fox Studios, and passed down through his family. Signed by the following cast and crew: Clark Gable (Rhett Butler), Vivien Leigh (Scarlett O'Hara), Olivia de Havilland (Melanie Hamilton), George Reeves (Brent Tarleton), Fred Crane (Stuart Tarleton), Laura Hope Crews (Aunt 'Pittypat' Hamilton), Jane Darwell (Mrs. Merriweather), Butterfly McQueen (Prissy), Alicia Rhett (India), Will Price (technical advisor), Richard Mueller (color consultant), and Ridgeway Callow (Assistant Director). Also signed by the wife of the recipient, Leola Y. Johnson. Passed to Stan and Leola's son James Douglas, an actor who was active from the late 1950s until the 80s, and then to his son, Cort Douglas (with signed letter of provenance from him). Grey cloth with titles stamped in blue, original dust jacket. Second October, 1938 printing, which makes sense given that production started late in 1938 and filming didn't begin until January 1939. Delays necessary to secure Clark Gable for the lead and find Vivien Leigh for the role of Scarlett. Book Very Good+ to Near Fine. Slight wear to the spine ends and outer hinges, minor offsetting from home-made paper dust wrapper (now discarded) on the half-title. In a Very Good+ dust jacket with several small chips and a few short tears. Book and dust jacket without repair or restoration. One of the great films of all time, signed by most of the key cast members and with impeccable provenance. A book that rarely comes on the market. Very Good + in Very Good + dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Sul gatto cenni fisiologico-morali del Dottor Giovanni Rajberti

      A cura e Spese della Farmaceutici Italia coi tipi del Bertieri - Milano, MILANO 1938 - ITALIANO Volume della prima metà del '900 in buono stato, coperta in cartoncino con cornice illustrata su piatto anteriore, macchie, ammaccatura sulle punte inferiori e sul piede, bordo e punte appena sfregati, tagli irregolari con accenno di fioritura, appena bruniti, pagine ben conservate. Con quattro ilustrazioni di Anselmo Bucci.

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        Nozioni di Prosodia e di Metrica con Esercizi Graduali

      G. C. Sansoni Editore, 1938. INTERLINGUE 0,08 Nuova tiratura. Brossura editoriale con titolo in rosso al piatto, copertina morbida in cartoncino con macchie, tracce di polvere, di fioritura e usura da scaffale, parziale distacco dei piatti, dorso con ammaccature e piccole mancanze, data, luogo e firma di appartenenza al piatto anteriore ed al frontespizio, rare sottolineature a pastello nel testo e ai margini, pagine lievemente ingiallite con tracce sparse di fioritura. Testo in italiano e in latino. Copia numerata n. 1222 USATO

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        Publikationen von 1889-1938).

      Div. Druckorte, 1889-1938. - 4 Bände. Leinenbände der Zeit. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MORE FUN COMICS #29 D.C.-1938-CHARLIE CHAN-SIEGEL-SHUSTER-RADIO SQUAD

      DC 1938 - Doctor Occult, Barry O'Neil by Leo Omealia, Movie section has photo of Warner Oland as Charlie Chan, Radio Squad by Siegel and Shuster Historic early DC issue. Tape on spine and front cover, covers taped to spine. Contents supple and readable. Very nice example of a lower grade copy. Condition: G-

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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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        Gastgeschenk. Eine Auswahl von Gedichten. Limitiertes u. signiertes Exemplar

      Berlin, Otto von Holten, 1938. 8°, Hardcover/Pappeinband 29 S. Originaler Pappeinband. Als Manuskript grdruckt in 200 Exemplaren. Unser Ex. trägt die Nummer 65. Mit Widmung an den Künstler \"Arthur Klingler / In herzlicher Gesinnung / Weihnachten 1938 / AH). Sehr seltenes u. guterhaltenes Exemplar der zweiten u. letzten Publikation von Gedichten vor seiner Ermorderung. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Deutsche Literatur nach 1900, Erste Ausgabe deutschen Autoren, Buch mit Widmung

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        Het Boek van PTT.

      - Leiden, Nerderlansche Rotogravure Mij, 1938, In-4 étroit, br., 49 pp. Edition originale .Chaque page de ce livre sur les PTT destiné aux enfants est une fête: Variations typographiques, photomontages, schémas, personnages en papier inspiré des figurines presque abstraites réalisées par Varvara Stepanova ( artiste russe et épouse d' Alexandre Rodtchenko), illustrations en noir et en couleur par Piet Zwart, designer hollandais ( 1885-1977). Livres [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A Guide to the Study of Anti-Semitism.

      Jewish Coordinating Council and numerous others 1938 - Jewish History, 1938-1947. 25 unusual, scarce publications. All are from the Library of Congress, and all have some sort of de-accession stamp (usually on the back page or cover) as well as a 6mm “LC” perforation usually on the title. They are all printed via some sort of offset process from typed originals, and all have a particular “homemade” sense to them. Half are from different “publishers” and the other half comes from the Habonim Camping Association (NYC) and printed in 1947. The dates range from 1933-1947. 25 items: $750 William Brickman. A Guide to the Study of Anti-Semitism. Published by the Jewish Coordinating Council, St. Louis, Mo. 28cm, 26 leaves, offset printed from a type original, and bound in wrappers and staple-bound at left. PROVENANCE: Library of Congress, with their surplus/duplicate stamp on the front cover. (In the "historical background" of the guide , in the between-the-wars section, there are eleven points, including the Russian Pogroms of 1915, the Petlura massacre in the Ukraine in 1919-1920, the Iron Guard of Romania. and then the KKK, and of real interest, "Ford and the Protocols"._+_ Libbie Braverman, “The Palestine Twins”, published by the Euclid Ave Temple, 1934, 11x8”, 105 leaves. Probably one of the copyright deposit copies. VG Mrs. N.A. Edwards. Jewish War record, Goldsboro, North Carolina. Compiled for Jewish Welfare Board. 11x8, 12 lvs. Front wrapper only. VG condition. Mabel Meyer, Edward E. Klein, “It Happened in Chelm”. 11X8”, 1941, 68 leaves, old manila binding. Probably one of the copyright deposit copies. VG. Rabi Philip Goodman, “Oneg Shabbat”, National Jewish relief Board, 1943, 11x8”, 30 leaves, 3 illustrations. Wrappers, front wrapper detached, otherwise a VG copy. Landesman, Alter F. “Guide for Club Leaders in the Hebrew Educational Society of Brooklyn”, 1934, 11x8”, 45 leaves. Alvin Luchs, “the Prophets of Israel, the Life and Work of Israel's Preachers of Righteousness”, Temple Israel, New Rochelle NY, 1933, 11x8”, 127 leaves, with a 5x5” chunk missing from the last page affecting text, otherwise VG. Moses Brevda, “To the Promised Land”, Bloch Publishing, NYC, 1944. 11x8”, 4 leaves. VG Samuel Sussman, “Outstanding Jewish Centers Throughout History”, 1939, Har Zion Hebrew School, Philadelphia. 29 leaves, 11x8”, tape bound with stiff wrappers. VG “B.Nai B'Rith Vocational Studies, No. 2., Professional Opportunities for Jewish Youth”, B'Nai B'Rith, electric Building, Cincinnati, 11x8”, 64 leaves. Front and rear leaves detached, otherwise VG. “1937 Labor Zionist Summer School of the League for Labor Palestine and the Hechalutz Organization of America at Hechalutz Farm (Cream Ridge NJ).” 11X8”, 3 leaves. VG “Berl Katzmelson”, no place, no date, ca. 1940. 11x8” 13 leaves, VG. “Reviving the Days of Bilu”, no place or date, 11x8”, 7 leaves. VG And the following all from the Habonim Camping Association, NYC 50 Years of Achievement, Progress of Jewish Agriculture in Palestine. Summer, 1947. 7 lvs. Front wrapper only. “Tales of Jewish Defense/Hashomer”, Habonim Camping Association, Summer 1947, 19 leaves. VG “The New Oleh and the Kibbutz”, Habonim Camping Association, Summer 1947, “discussion material for bonim and noar”, 7 leaves. VG Knesseth Israel, What is It??”, Habonim Camping Association, NYC , Summer 1947. 11x8”, 10 leaves. VG Life in Camp Kvutza, 11x8”, 6pp. Habonim Camping Association, NYC. Summer, 1947 “Life in Camp Kvutza, When the Sun Goes Down”, Habonim Camping Association, NYC, Summer 1947. 11x8” 12 leaves. Front wrapper detached. Good copy. “Life in Camp Kvutza, Guide to Mesibot”, Habonim Camping Association, NYC , Summer 1947, 11x8”, 24 leaves, front outer wrapper detached and tattered, the rest VG. “Life in Camp Kvutza”, Habonim Camping Association, NYC , Summer 1947, 11x8”, 29 leaves, outer wrapper present but detached and tattered, ow a VG copy. “Plays of Solelim-Tzofim”,Habonim Camping Association, NYC , Summer 1947. 11x8, 31 leaves. 3 others. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Walker Evans - American Photographs

      Museum of Modern Art, New York 1938 - 200 pages. Hardcover. Black cloth with spine label intact. 87 black & white plates. $2.50 at bottom of dust jacket flap. Essay by Lincoln Kirstein. Light foxing to front and rear preliminary pages. Dust jacket with stains, tape repaired tears - jacket now protected with clear plastic cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Record # 613806 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An American in Paris

      Privately printed, [New York?] 1938 - Facsimile of the handwritten score. Folio. Full leather, ruled with a Greek key design, and lettered in gilt. Blue silk endpapers, all edges gilt. Fine. Laid in is a Typed Letter Signed dated 12 April 1938, from Abraham Ellis to Gershwin's mother, Rose (who was the unmarried composer's heir). Ellis announces in the letter that he has just purchased the Manhattan Opera House (which became the Manhattan Center), and that with Rose's permission, he would like to rename the rebuilt auditorium the Gershwin Room. This volume was apparently a private photographic reproduction of the score that was produced for family and friends, before the manuscript was eventually donated to the Library of Congress. Gershwin's mother's copy, with the letter dated less than a year after the composer's untimely death. A classic of 20th Century composition, and inspiration for the Vincente Minnelli film, scripted by Alan Jay Lerner around Gershwin's music and starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, and Oscar Levant. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Waidwerk der Welt. Erinnerungswerk an die internationale Jagdausstellung Berlin 1937.

      Berlin, Verlag Paul Parey 1938; EA; ca 36x27 cm; 468 Seiten mit 21 farbigen und 825 einfarbigen Abbildungen; goldgeprägter Originalleinwandeinband (Vorsätze stockfleckig, erstes [Vortitel] und letztes Blatt geringfügig stockfleckig; sonst guter kompletter Zustand mit allen Portraits)Versand D: 5,00 EUR Jagd

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hilbert Kadgien]
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        Fine unsigned photo of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor (1894-1972, King of Great Britain, Later the Duke of Windsor) & the Duchess of WINDSOR (Wallis Simpson, 1896-1986, his wife)]

      1938 - taken in Paris a year after their marriage, showing the Duke seated at the partner's desk that he brought over from Fort Belvedere, not believed to be the desk that he signed the abdication papers at but the one from Queen Mary's sitting room, the Duchess is half seated behind him, looking lovingly into his face, wearing her famous Cartier jewels that Queen Mary (who had never met her) claimed were vulgar, 14½" x 11½", Paris, trimmed The former King, who had become Prince Edward, was still fighting for the right for his wife to be an HRH. Sadly, this never happened. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Yearling.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1938. First edition of the author's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. The Yearling was Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' second novel that "produced one of literature's most poignant and convincing portraits of childhood" (DAB). "Rawlings' evocative descriptions of rural Florida and its people make The Yearling regional fiction at its best, yet the novel is universal in its depiction of the human experience. The book was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and made into a 1946 motion picture starring Gregory Peck and Jane Wyman" (Silvey, 551).

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        Anne's House of Dreams [signed]

      McClelland & Stewart, Toronto 1938 - 346 pages. First issued 1917 in Canada and the US, this is a later McClelland & Stewart edition, with Copyright, Canada 1922 on colophon, printed at Toronto by Hunter-Rose. Circa 1938 as rear panel of jacket notes Jane of Lantern Hill [1937] but not Anne of Ingleside [1939]. Signed by the author on front free endpaper, with later ownership signature above dated 1977. Light blue cloth with titles to front and spine. Cloth puckered and wavy off front and rear boards; boards slightly bowed outwards; discoloration to top edge. Binding sound and contents clean. Jacket is worn, chipped and creased, with lower third of front panel torn away (but present]: displays quite well in brodard - a removable archival sleeve. Size: 8vo [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Who Controls Industry, And Other Questions Raised By Critics Of "America's 60 Families", With A Note On The Case Of Richard Whitney

      New York: The Vanguard Press, 1938. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Near Fine. 32 Pp. Printed Wrappers. Pointed Rebuttals To Critics Of The Most Important Book On American Wealth And Power In The 1930'S. Near Fine, No Wear Or Marks, A Little Browning At Foredges Of Covers. Worldcat Shows No Institutional Holdings In The Western Us.

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        31 e. Briefe und Briefkarten an den österr. Schriftsteller Hanns Saßmann (1882-1944).

      Die Briefe stammen aus den Jahren 1927-1937 aus Wien, Kufstein, München, Berlin. Sämtlich vom Empfänger gelocht und hs. numeriert, nur teilweise (Poststempel) datierbar. Einige Schreiben sind an Saßmanns Gemahling Olga adressiert. 47 Seiten. Kl.-4° bis quer-8° (Briefkarten). Beiliegend der Partezettel für Dr. Egon Friedell vom 18. März 1938. Friedell schied am 16. März 1938 (vermutlich freiwillig) aus dem Leben; nach dem Bericht seiner Familie geschah dies vielmehr durch Gewaltanwendung der Gestapo. - Friedell aus München (1929) an Hanns Saßmann : "Hier ist es fabelhaft: Gebirgsluft, Gebirgstrotteln und, wenn man in Schwabing wohnt, kein einziger Bekannter. Im innern Höllenkreis, der immerhin einen halben Kilometer von Schwabing entfernt ist, tun sich grauenhafte Dinger, von denen Gerüchte bis hierher dringen: Reinhardt probiert bis 5 Uhr früh und Thomas Mann liest Bruchstücke vor ."

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        Three Guineas

      Three Guineas, by Virginia Woolf. Hogarth Press. London, 1938. First edition, hardcover. Very good condition or better, with clean yellow binding, dust-wrapper in excellent condition with no chips or tears, and cellophane cover for dust jacket. Five black & white half-tone illustrations and cover design by Vanessa Bell. Some discoloration of gutters of endsheets. Bookplate on inside front cover (see photos).

      [Bookseller: Ray Duncan]
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        IVORY VALLEY: AN ADVENTURE OF CAPTAIN KETTLE

      London and Melbourne: Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, [1938].. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7 [8] 9 [10] 11-315 [316-320: ads], original orange cloth, spine panel stamped in black. First edition. Presentation copy with signed inscription by Hyne to his secretary on the front free endpaper: "To Pat / who typed it, / from CJ CH / who penciled it. / 15 Nov 1938." A marginally fantastic tale in which the indomitable bantam ship's master finds the legendary elephant's graveyard in Africa and loots over a million pounds of ivory. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 120. Reginald 07684. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). A fine copy in very good four-color pictorial dust jacket priced 7/6 (illustrated by Greenup) with several closed tears along folds and dust soiling to rear panel. An uncommon book, especially in jacket. (#149571)

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        Riveresco

      The Christopher Publishing House , 1938. This book appears to have been signed and inscribed by the author on the first blank page. The book is very good with shelfwear, lightly bumped corners, a bit of fading to the spine and some foxing to the endpapers. There is no dust jacket (I don't know if it was issued with one. A nice example of a very scarce book.. Signed. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        You Play the Black and the Red Comes Up

      McBride, New York 1938 - First edition. Minute bumps to the crown and foot else fine in a lovely, about fine example of the scarce dustwrapper with a few rubbed spots and slight loss at the spinal extremities (affecting a couple of letters), and some very neat professional reinforcing at the folds. A lost classic of hardboiled fiction; when it came out it was compared to *The Postman Always Rings Twice* and *They Shoot Horses, Don't They?* An Oklahoma man comes home and finds his wife and child gone, perhaps to California, and he sets out after them. The only mystery novel written by Eric Knight, an excellent and very versatile writer (he also wrote *Lassie, Come Home*) who died in a plane crash during WWII. An uncommon book, and genuinely rare in jacket. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Yearling

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1938. First edition of the author's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. The Yearling was Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' second novel that "produced one of literature's most poignant and convincing portraits of childhood" (DAB). "Rawlings' evocative descriptions of rural Florida and its people make The Yearling regional fiction at its best, yet the novel is universal in its depiction of the human experience. The book was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and made into a 1946 motion picture starring Gregory Peck and Jane Wyman" (Silvey, 551).

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        Photo Albums]: Nazi Officer Training. Three Volumes

      Germany 1938 - Three albums. 1. Oblong quarto measuring 10" x 12.5" with paper boards; 2. string-tied oblong quarto measuring 8.5" x 12.5" tan cloth over paper boards; 3. small quarto measuring 9.5" x 8" textured tan and blue cloth. Together they contain 412 sepia-toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1.5" x 1.75" and 4.5" x 7", some with captions in German. Very good or better albums with some rubbing with near fine photographs.A collection of photographs contained in three albums of a German Wehrmacht soldier, referred to only as Conrad, beginning in 1932, during the voluntary years of the army before Hitler enforced conscription. The photos show a combination of leisure activities, including sailing, hiking, and going to the orchestra, as well as army training. The first album is the most heavily captioned of the three and begins with photos of the orchestra while Conrad was attending the 1932 Schutz festival, a celebration of the music of German composer, Heinrich Schutz. Following these photos are images of men hiking and skiing a summit in either Germany or Austria. These images show the men posing with ropes and walking sticks, seemingly experienced climbers.Conrad was also an avid sailor and is seen throughout the albums with friends boating in the North Sea. One section of photos shows the smiling German on a trip in May of 1932. They spent time on the beach and taking hikes. One group of photos shows Conrad and a young woman jumping off the docks and swimming. Other photos show rural Germany and Austria including various farms, with a woman tending to pigs and riding her motorcycle on a dirt road.By the fall of 1932 Conrad is seen participating in military training exercises. The men, shown on horseback practicing jumps and maneuvers, are smiling and happy in what appear to be officer uniforms. The Nazi party was gaining momentum and would soon take over German politics completely and these soldiers were seemingly early proponents of the new regime. He included pictorial postcards of early photos of Der Fuhrer in his albums. One photo shows a car of high ranking Nazi officers with swastika armbands driving past a crowd giving the Nazi salute. The albums continue to show army training along with the soldier's quarters and uniformed men. They are seen sitting in trenches, posing in fields, smoking cigarettes, and marching. There are numerous photos of officers, one of whom is saluting while riding a bicycle, as well as groups of men training and marching along the German countryside, participating in target practice, marching in water, and running across fields. Conrad's fellow soldiers also had a company puppy which is seen in the arms of several officers, as well as in his cage.An extensive collection of photographs detailing the early days of Hitler's army and the carefree life of a German officer outside of his training. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Death of the Heart - SIGNED by the Author

      Gollancz, 1938. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Gollancz in 1938. A very good+ book (small tear to head of spine) with one previous owner's bookplate to the ffep. Some spotting to the page edges. The book has been SIGNED by the Author to an official 'The Book Society' bookplate which has been pasted to the front endpaper as called for. In a very good unclipped wrapper with browning to the spine and some light restoration to the foot of the spine. Some rubbing to edges, but a presentable copy.

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        Le livre des quatre éléments

      Paris, GLM, 1938, in-16, non paginé, broché, couv. de l'éditeur, Édition originale. Un des 230 exemplaires sur vélin.

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        Des canons, des munitions ? Merci ! Des logis. s.v.p. Monographie du Pavillon des Temps Nouveaux à l'Exposition Internationale Art et Technique de Paris, 1937. (Collection de l'Équipement de la Civilisation Machiniste).

      Boulogne, Éditions de l'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui, 1938. - 29,5 x 23,5 cm, 148 p, nb ill. Cartonnage éditeur illustré couleurs, dos toilé, inévitables petites traces d'usure au contact de l'étagère sur les plats, sinon bel exemplaire. Edition originale, seule parue, de ce livre à la mise en page révolutionnaire conçue par l'auteur. Le premier plat est illustré du célèbre photomontage de Le Corbusier imprimé en rouge, bleu, jaune et vert avec canons, avions, etc. qui annonce la vigueur polémique de ce manifeste de la nouvelle architecture et de l'urbanisme des temps nouveaux, alternative à la course aux armements. Abondamment illustrée, cette monographie expose les principes de la charte d'Athènes et des C.I.A.M. (Congrès Internationaux d'Architecture Moderne) en détaillant le programme (essai de musée d'éducation populaire, urbanisme) et les aménagements du "Pavillon des Temps Nouveaux" construit par Le Corbusier et Jeanneret en 1937 pour l'exposition internationale "Art et Technique" de Paris. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        KAZHDOI MAME I KAZHDOMU PAPE

      - RUSSIAN. (CHARUSHIN) KAZHDOI MAME I KAZHDOMU PAPE [Of Each Mother and Each Father] by E. Charushin. Detizat, 1938. 4to (9 x 11 1/2"), pictorial wraps, light cover soil and few margin mends, VG+ and unused. This book is meant to be a guide for making toys. It is arranged by toys that can be made with the Mother (i.e. necklaces and woven mats) and some with the Father (i.e. toy soldiers and bird feeder). Written by Charushin and illustrated by him as well with charming folk-peasant style color illustrations on every page. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Valdemar

      NY: Longmans, Green and Co. 1938 - first edition, signed by Elise with an inked rhymed couplet by her above the signature at the front blank; [48] pp., original illustrated boards (hardcover), small piece of book plate residue to the front paste down, else very good in a good dust jacket; the jacket is slightly edge-worn. Photos available upon request.

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        Recueil de 7 articles rédigés par le professeur Georges H. Bousquet sur le thème des Indes néerlandaise, Indonésie et Islam indonésien (1938-1939) [ Contient : ] A: Politique : 1 : Les Indes néerlandaises et le conflit sino-japonais ; 2 : The international position of Netherlands India ; Les Réformes Administratives aux Indes Néerlandaises ; B : Ethnographie : 4 : Introduction à l'Etre de l'Islam Indonésien ; 5 : Recherches sur les deux sectes musulmanes "waktou telous" et "waktou lima" de Lombok ; 6 : Quelques sanctuaires sasaks de Lombok

      1 vol. in-8 reliure demi-toile, A: Politique : 1 : Les Indes néerlandaises et le conflit sino-japonais (Politique Etrang., 1939) ; 2 : The international position of Netherlands India (Pacific Affairs 1939) ; 3: Les Réformes Administratives aux Indes Néerlandaises (Kolonial Tydschrift 1939) ; B : Ethnographie : 4 : Introduction à l'Etre de l'Islam Indonésien (REI 1938) ; 5 : Recherches sur les deux sectes musulmanes "waktou telous" et "waktou lima" de Lombok (R.E.I., 1939) ; 6 : Quelques sanctuaires sasaks de Lombok(Tyd. in. T. L. 1939) Très rare recueil d'articles et de tirés-à-part sur les Indes Néerlandaises et l'Islam indonésien, réunis pas leur auteur, le professeur G.H. Bousquet. Bon état (lég. mouill. en dos, très bon état par ailleurs, on joint qq. notes mauscrites). Ouvrage provenant de la propre bibliothèque de l'auteur, le professeur Georges-H. Bousquet (Docteur en droit en 1923 avec une thèse sur "L'évolution sociale en Hollande 1914-1922"), économiste de l'école de Pareto et Schumpeter, mais également islamisant de l'école de Goldziher et Snouck-Hugronje, professeur aux facultés d'Alger puis de Bordeaux. Peu après sa thèse, il participa à la mission de la SDN pour la restauration financière de l'Autriche.Georges-H. Bousquet résumait ainsi ses travaux en Islamologie (dans les mélanges qui lui furent consacrés dans les Cahiers Pareto en 1965) : "Très en gros, on pourrait dire à ce sujet que je suis parti intellectuellement de la Loi rituelle, morale et juridique de l'Islâm (fiqh) et ai essayé de voir dans quelle mesure cette étrange casuistique (dont j'ai traduit de nombreux textes et dont j'ai exposé les règles dans divers ouvrages) est appliquée, ou non, dans les sociétés musulmanes d'Afrique du Nord surtout (mais également en Indonésie). En particulier, mon attention s'est portée sur le rituel ('ibâdates) presque toujours systématiquement négligé par mes prédécesseurs". Français

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        Latitude zéro. Texte et illustrations de Nane Taleimer.

      Rougeaux, Paris 1938 - A SET OF 28 MAGNIFICENT FOLIO WOOD-ENGRAVINGS DEPICTING THE SCENERY, PEOPLE AND WILDLIFE OF SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ASIA AND PACIFIC ISLANDS, including Ceylon, Weh (Sabang), Sumatra, Singapore, Java, and Bali. Also includes title-page, 8 pages of text describing the author / artist's travels (SIGNED IN INK BY THE AUTHOR / ARTIST), list of wood-engravings, and justification / colophon. From a total edition of 40 sets, THIS IS SET NUMBER 1, printed for Maurice Blum, ONE OF ONLY TEN SETS PRINTED ON JAPON NACRE. Folio. Loose as issued in custom-made folding case. FINE AND BRIGHT. Extremely rare, especially on Japanese paper. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Out of Africa

      Random House, New York 1938 - First Printing. Octavo; 3/4 rust-colored linen over quarter black cloth, with titling and illustration stamped in gilt on spine and front panel; green topstain; dustjacket; 389pp. Topstain slightly faded, with moderate offsetting from binders glue to pastedowns; Near Fine. Dustjacket is price-clipped, gently spine-sunned, with some light wear along the upper edge and two small circular stains to front panel; Very Good+. The Danish author's best-known book, and basis for Sydney Pollack's Oscar-winning 1985 film starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        LOVE HERE IS MY HAT AND OTHER SHORT ROMANCES

      FROM THE COLLECTION OF HENRY CHURCH - WITH THE FOLLOWING INSCRIPTION: "To Henry Church, whom I have never had the pleasure of meeting, but with sincere greetings, nevertheless - William Saroyan, S.F. Aug. 1938." Bound in original pink pictorial wrappers, a very bright, fresh copy - lettering a bit faded at spine with slight rubbing to corners.

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        Letter to Filippo de Pisis

      1938 - L.T. sent by unknown sender to Filippo De Pisis, without place. April 12, 1938. 1 page. In French. (20x27cm). Perfect condition. In this letter, De Pisis finds out that he has sold two of his works to Detroit thanks to the New York gallery "La Cometa". At age 20, the painter from Ferrara, he has the meeting that changes his life: during the military service, he knows the "Dioscuri", the brothers de Chirico and then Carrà. He lets himself be impress by their way of seeing painting and, at the beginning, he shares the metaphysical style. After short stays in Rome and Paris, at the beginning of the 1920's, he started to rework his style, made of suggestions and original subjects, where the pictorial line is fragmented and, therefore, defined by Eugenio Montale as "fly-paw painting" . The friendship with Julius Evola allows him to deepen his esoteric interests and moving them to the modern art. His painting is expressed in still life, landscapes, portraits with a few loose and tense brush strokes. He joins the "Italians of Paris", together with de Chirico, Savinio, Massimo Campigli, Mario Tozzi, Renato Paresce and Severo Pozzati, and French critic Waldemar George. De Pisis is so well-known in Paris that many Italian artists, coming for the first time to the french city, make a stop in Rue Servandoni, in that "pretty house". After the outbreak of the war, he will encounter some difficulties in returning to Italy under fascism. Italo Balbo, his old gymnasium friend, will ensure him the impunity. The object may be located and shipped from Italy, France or UK. L.T. inviata da mittente sconosciuto a Filippo De Pisis, senza luogo. 12 aprile 1938. 1 pagina. In francese. (20x27cm). Perfetto stato. In questa lettera De Pisis apprende di aver venduto due sue opere a Detroit attraverso la galleria la Cometa di New York. A vent’anni, il "pittore marchesino" di Ferrara, ha l’incontro che gli cambia la vita: conosce durante il servizio militare i "Dioscuri", i fratelli de Chirico e poi Carrà. Conosce e si entusiasma rimanendo suggestionato dal loro modo di concepire la pittura e, inizialmente, ne condivide lo stile metafisico, ma poi brevi soggiorni a Roma e a Parigi, all'inizio degli anni venti, gli aprono nuovi orizzonti. Inizia a rielaborare un suo stile fatto di suggestioni e soggetti del tutto originali, dove il tratto pittorico diventa spezzato quasi sincopato, definito da Eugenio Montale "pittura a zampa di mosca". L'amicizia con Julius Evola gli consente di approfondire i suoi interessi esoterici e di trasferirli nell'arte moderna. La sua pittura si esprime in nature morte, paesaggi, ritratti, dalle poche pennellate sciolte, nervose. I suoi quadri sembrano essere appunti del taccuino di un dilettante eccelso ma refrattario al professionismo e alieno alla ricerca del capolavoro. Il suo motto sembra essere "dubitare e disobbedire", facendo il verso alla propaganda fascista del "credere, obbedire, combattere". La sua poetica si configura come una estetica del frammento. Entra a far parte degli "italiani di Parigi", insieme a de Chirico, Savinio, Massimo Campigli, Mario Tozzi, Renato Paresce e Severo Pozzati, e il critico francese Waldemar George. A Parigi è talmente conosciuto che svariati artisti italiani giungendovi per la prima volta fanno tappa in rue Servandoni, in quel «grazioso appartamentino». E qui de Pisis, oltre ad appezzare Bonnard, Vuillard, Matisse, Monet e Sisley, dichiarerà apertamente la propria omosessualità. Dopo l’entrata in guerra incontrerà una certa difficoltà a tornare in Italia sotto il fascismo: sarà il suo vecchio compagno di ginnasio Italo Balbo ad assicurargli l’impunità. L'oggetto potrebbe trovarsi ed essere spedito da Italia, Francia o Regno Unito. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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 red half morocco with original red cloth featuring a gilt-decorated armorial device to boards. Raised bands and gilt titles to spine; top edge red.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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        Oeuvres complètes

      GLM, Paris, 1938, in-8, 413 pp, broché, couverture imprimée de l'éditeur, Contenant Les Chants de Maldoror, les Poesies, les Lettres, une introduction par André Breton des illustrations par Victor Brauner, Oscar Dominguez, Max Ernst, Espinoza, René Magritte, André Masson, Matta Echaurren, Joan Miro, Paalen, Man Ray, Selogmann, Tanguy, une table analytique, des documents, répercussions. Bel exemplaire.

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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 red half morocco with original red cloth featuring a gilt-decorated armorial device to boards. Raised bands and gilt titles to spine; top edge red. 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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        Portraits. Photographies de Martine Franck. Texte de Yves Bonnefoy. (= Collection Porte-folios. Vol.1).

      31 x 25 cm. Portfolio mit 18 heliograf. Tafeln und einem Doppelbogen mit Titel, Begleittext und Colophon in Doppelflügelmappe aus Laminatpapier in klappbarem, schwarzen Kunstleder-Schuber mit Titel in Silberprägung. Schuber mit geringfüg. Stell- und Griffspuren, ansonsten tadelloses Exemplar. Epreuve dartiste. Eines von 70 (Nummer H.C. XIX) nicht für den Handel bestimmten Exemplaren (exemplaires hors commerce), von Hand mit römischen Ziffern numeriert und von der Künstlerin signiert. Neben der 70 Künstlerdrucke in einer kleinen limitierten Gesamtauflage von 650 handnumerierten Exemplaren erschienen. "Les photographies de M. Franck ont ete imprimees en heliogravure sous la direction de lartiste, sur job 250 g par la Societe dImpression Lorraine a Nancy .. Les tirages des photographies originales ont ete realises par lAtelier de Pictorial sous la direction de Georges Fevre." - Auf Vorderdeckel der Kartonmappe mit handschriftlicher Widmung der belgischen Photographin (geb. 1938) an den österr. Maler und Graphiker Georg Eisler (1928-1998) und dessen Ehefrau Alice ("with love and affection"). Martine Franck war seit 1970 mit Henri Cartier-Bresson verheiratet, den mit Eisler seit Mitte der 80er Jahre eine Freundschaft verband.

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        Autograph manuscript signed ‘A. Einstein’.

      No place or date (1938 or earlier). - Folio (277:225 mm). 1 p. on fine thin paper ("Pendrift Bond"). An important working manuscript apparently representing Einstein’s notes for a paper entitled "On a Generalization of Kaluza’s Theory of Electricity" which he wrote jointly with Peter Bergmann, and which was published in the Annals of Mathematics, vol. 39, no. 3, July 1938, pp. 683-701. Although the manuscript differs in many details from the published article (written in English), there are enough correspondences in wording, and also with respect to the equations to the section of the article headed "The Space Structure" to suggest very strongly a link between it and the 1938 paper. In sum, the manuscript details part of Einstein’s attempt to construct a unified theory of electromagnetism, gravitation and quantum mechanics based on a curved five dimensional spacetime with five spacetime coordinates x1, x2, x3, x4, x0 and four spatial coordinates, one of which, x0, is periodic. Through every point it is assumed that there passes a closed geodesic given by x1, x2, x3, x4 constant. This particular approach is sometimes referred to as "Projective Relativity" and is a type of unified theory pioneered by T. Kaluza and later by O. Klein in the 1920s. Kaluza's and Klein’s ideas play a key part of modern Super String theory and are currently being extensively pursued by theoretical physicists. - After obtaining his doctorate at the German University in Prague in 1936 under the direction of Philipp Frank, Peter Bergmann (1915-2002) collaborated with Einstein, as his research assistant, at the Institute for Advanced Study between 1936 and 1941. In 1942, Bergmann published a textbook on General Relativity, Introduction to the Theory of Relativity, which contained a foreword by Einstein. We understand that Einstein presented this manuscript to the daughter of Luther P. Eisenhart, Chairman of the Mathematics Department at Princeton University. - Remains of mount on verso, light browning towards edges.

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        Non-book, containing essential survival tools.

      - Germany, ca. 1938-1950. 4to-sized. (27.5 x 20.5 x 5.8 cm) box consisting of two 19th-century half calf bindings with marbled boards and rich gilt spines, thus resembling a pile of two books.= A very nice ‘book-alike’, hiding top-quality contents in excellent condition: inside is a fine, large compass in a wooden box, an Austrian stainless steel Imco Triplex windproof lighter (probably dating from 1937), a vintage French Laguiole folded knife, an octagonal glass, and a small, full bottle with leather cover and bronze vignette with mother-of-pearl inlay mounted, and original bottle cap with an early Jägermeister logo. The Jägermeister brand was launched in 1934 and almost immediately quite successful. All items are neatly arranged in a custom-made frame with recesses with marbled sides. Outside with the usual wear (as intended, to look inconspicuous and innocent), inside in fine, clean condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Kirchstetten, 28. VIII. 1938. - 2¾ SS. auf 3 Bll. 4to. An den späteren Verlagslektor Hans Rössner: "Was da die Ausländer von uns als ‘Barbaren’ sagen - das stimmt schon. Aber die sehen nur das Offizielle. Dir wirklichen Kräfte zu sehn ist ihnen nicht beschieden. Und es gibt wirkliche Kräfte der deutschen Kunst, die es sich so schwer machen wie eh und je! Glaub nicht, daß ich einen Augenblick an der deutschen Kunst gezweifelt hätte! Wir Deutschen haben nur unendlich viel zu fressen, was uns die Vorangegangenen übriggelassen haben [.] Ich werde das, solange ich lebe, im Auge behalten. Ich werde mich bemühen, abseits von den ‘Programmen’ das zu tun, was ich für richtig halte. Ich werde in der Kunst nie etwas Gemeines tun. Ich werde im Gegenteil alles tun, um der Kunst wieder jenen Platz zu erobern, der ihr gebührt. Du, Herzenskamerad, weißt, daß die Kunst für mich Religion ist, und daß ich keine andere Religion kenne. Du bist ein studierter Mensch, und Du wirst das alles viel besser verstehen als ich, der alles nur aus seinem Gefühl hat. (Ich habe nie ‘studiert’.) Allerdings bin ich in den antiken Sprachen und in den Vorstellungen der Antike mehr zuhause als viele Hochschulprofessoren. Dieses Wort des Stolzes soll aber keine Spitze beinhalten. Ich habe mehr als andere gelernt aus eben dem bekannten Minderwertigkeitsgefühl und wenn ich heute jeden Hochschulprofessor in bezug auf die Metrik und Rhythmik der Alten zu schlagen imstande bin, so nur deshalb, weil eine Liebe ohnegleichen sich durch 2 Jahrzehnte mit der Materie befaßte. Was Du mir vom Auslandsdeutschtum schreibst, ist packend. Du muß die Leute mit aller Leidenschaft zu den großen Dichtern hinführen. Blunck und Consorten gehören nicht dazu. Gib ihnen Claudius, Mörike, Hölderlin, Hardenberg; in unserer näheren Zeit Heym und Trakl; Rilke; (nicht so sehr George); gib ihnen in unserer nächsten Zeit Weinheber, (weil kein Dichter wie er so alles gesagt hat) [.]". - Bl. 1 rechts oben mit rotem Farbstift vom Adressaten markiert, Bl. 2 und 3 rechts oben korrekt vom Autor numeriert; geringfügige Altersspuren.

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        The Beast Must Die

      The Crime Club [Collins], 1938. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Collins in 1938. A very good book with evidence of some bookplate removal to front pastedown and front endpaper. A small number to the top of the pastedown. Some spotting to pages. Boards generally full of colour. In a dust wrapper which is unclipped and has benefitted from some professional restoration to the edges and corners (particularly the bottom edge). Some rubbing to printing on the rear flap. A good wrapper and a rare book by the Poet Laureate Cecil Day Lewis. Rare.

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        Tim and Lucy Go To Sea

      Oxford University Press, London. [1938] - First edition. Folio. Unpaginated. 31 pages of text. Copiously illustrated in colour by Edward Ardizzone. Pictorial boards.Covers a little sprung and slightly rubbed at edges. Very good indeed in the very scarce, very good dustwrapper a little marked in places with some rubbing to the edges and several short closed tears. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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