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        Soldiers of the Republic

      Alexander Woollcott Publisher, New York 1938 - Uncommon 1938 1st edition of this Dorothy Parker short story, an homage to the Spanish Civil War. Well-preserved and VG in its stapled yellow wrappers, with very light soiling at the panels and light offsetting to the rear panel. 64mo (miniature), 12 pgs. Also includes a laid-in card from the period seeking donations to "The Medical Bureau To Aid Spanish Democracy", located at 381 4th Ave., New York. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Code of the Woosters

      Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1938. First Canadian edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. 312 p. 20 cm. Burgundy cloth hardcover in pictorial dustjacket. Small white mark on rear cover. Some chips and tears to jacket edges. Small spot on upper edge of text block. Spot on edge of p. 42 has marked opposite page. Two tiny tears in p. 311 and following. The Code of the Woosters is the third full-length novel to feature Wodehouse's best-known creations, Bertie Wooster and his manservant Jeeves. It is also the first installment in the Totleigh Towers saga, introducing the character of Sir Watkyn Bassett. Bertie is his usual rich, idle, comic self, leaving Jeeves, as usual, in total control of his master's life. A good thing too, since Bertie gets himself into an awful mess involving a country wedding and a cow-creamer - a mess from which only the faithful, brilliant Jeeves can rescue him.

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        The Spanish Earth [F. A. I. End Papers]

      Cleveland: The J. B. Savage Company, 1938. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Fine. Exceptionally scarce First Issue with F. A. I. banner end papers, one of fewer than 100 copies from a limited edition of 1000 copies, of which this is number 116. (Hemingway so disliked the original orange end papers showing soldiers advancing beneath the flag of the Federación Anarquista Ibérica, or F. A. I, one of the pro-Republican belligerents in the Spanish Civil War, that after an estimated 50 to 100 copies were bound (so reported by the publisher in a letter to Hanneman) the endpapers were changed to plain.) Illustrated by Frederick K. Russell, with introduction by Jasper Wood. Small, slim 8vo: 60pp, with 7 full-page original charcoal drawings. Publisher's tan linen cloth, front cover lettered in black and decorated in orange, spine lettered in black, printed throughout in black on tan Linweave paper, absent the original glassine jacket (fresh one added). A superlative copy, covers and spine almost pristine with barest hint of toning; tightly bound text, fresh and bright; superb illustrations. Hanneman A15a. Text of the narration for the sound track that Hemingway contributed to the 1938 film of the same name, about the Spanish Civil War, which broke out in 1936 with a military uprising in Morocco on July 17, triggered by events in Madrid. Within days, Spain was divided in two: a "Republican," or "Loyalist," Spain consisting of the Second Spanish Republic (within which were pockets of revolutionary anarchism and Trotskyism), and a "Nationalist" Spain under the insurgent generals and, eventually, under the leadership of General Francisco Franco. "Late in 1936, while Hemingway was working on To Have and Have Not, the North American Newspaper Alliance offered to hire him to report on the civil war being fought in Spain. The literary fruits of this undertaking, in addition to the news stories Hemingway produced to fulfill his contract, were the script for the narration of a pro-Republic documentary film, The Spanish Earth; a relatively unsuccessful play, The Fifth Column (published with his collected stories as The Fifth Column and the First Forty-nine Stories); a handful of short stories about wartime Spain, and his most successful novel in more than a decade, For Whom the Bell Tolls." (Literary Encyclopedia) The Spanish Earth was published by a precocious Cleveland high-school student named Jasper Wood, who was so moved on seeing the film that he convinced Hemingway to allow publication of the text. Fewer than a hundred copies were bound (this first issue is a notable Hemingway rarity) before Wood made the change to plain tan end papers (the second issue). N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        SCOOP A Novel About Journalists

      Chapman & Hall 1938 - First edition, first issue with 'as' in the last line of page 88. Original marbled cloth in scarce suppressed first issue dustwrapper with the remains of 'Daily Beast' on the front panel. With scarce wraparound band. A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper indeed which just shows a little wear to the head of the spine and upper corners, but is generally very bright and crisp. The Daily Beast and its owner Lord Copper, were clear pastiches of The Daily Express and Lord Beaverbrook. Beaverbrook took exception and threatened legal action, causing the publishers to reprint the dustwrapper without the Daily Beast masthead (which used the Express's font). Copies of the suppressed issue are scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE MACHINATIONS OF DR. GRUE

      London: Geoffrey Bles, 1938.. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-287 [288: blank], original brick red cloth, spine panel stamped in black. First edition. A parody of the 1930s scientific thriller. Professor Egerton Uprichard's secret formula for dissolving matter goes missing. Features sinister country house, mad scientists, dastardly criminals, Nazi spies, and more. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 180. Bleiler (1978), p. 163. Reginald 11977. Hubin (1994), p. 665. Cloth a bit dusty, a very good copy. Uncommon. (#147934)

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        Facing Mount (Mt.) Kenya - The Tribal Life of the Gikuyu

      Secker and Warburg, 1938, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fair, First Edition, Signed, Illustrated By: Cobbold, Brian (Photography). Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall, First Edition signed and inscribed by Jomo Kenyatta, dated 1944, atop front free endpaper. xxvi, 339 pp. Index. Glossary. Eight pages of black and white photographic plates. One-page map of Gikuyu Country. "One of the first really competent and instructive contributions to African ethnography by a scholar of pure African heritage. Through his upbringing Mr. Kenyatta combines to an unusual extent the knowledge of Western ways and Western modes of thought with a training and outlook essentially African. As a first-hand account of a representative African culture, as an invaluable document in the principles underlying culture-contact and change; last, not least, as a personal statement of the new outlook of a progressive African, this book will rank as a pioneering achievement of outstanding merit." - from Introduction. Author was the founding father of Kenya and led the nation from its independence in 1963 until his passing in 1978. Somewhat above-average soiling and wear to tan fabric-covered boards. One-inch split in fabric between foot of backstrip and front board. Brilliant gilt lettering in green panels upon backstrip. Contents unmarked with occasional moderate soiling and minimal foxing. Binding tender in places but intact. Two openings, each less than one centimetre, to central portion of front hinge. A special copy of this important work.

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        Dieric Bouts und seine Schule

      Berlin and Leipzig: Verlag fur Kunstwissenschaft, 1938. 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. VG.

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        Willy Habl. ( Privatdruck )

      Hartungsche Hof- u. Universitäts-Buchdruckerei, Hamburg 1938 - (. Aus dem Impressum: " Vierter Privatdruck. Dieses Buch wurde im August 1938 bei Paul Hartung K.G. in Hamburg gedruckt und dem Künstler an seinem 50. Geburtstag überreicht. Die Lichtdrucke wurden von Knackstedt & Co in Hamburg hergestellt. Von 50 Exemplaren ist dieses Nummer 47, Hamburg, August 1938, Dr. Gerhard Kreyenberg "- handschriftlich nummeriert - ) Mit 62 Seiten, 5 n.n. Blättern ( hierauf die Lichtdrucke ). Mit 12 signierten und teils nummerierten Originalradierungen Willy Habls ( teils montiert ) im Text sowie weiteren Illustrationen und Lichtdrucken des Künstlers, OPappband, 4° ( 32 x 26 cm ). Mit einer handschriftlichen Widmungs Habls auf dem Vorsatz. Einband fleckig und etwas lichtrandig, Ecken und Kanten etwas bestoßen, unteres Kapital des Einbandrückens beschädigt. Innen Vorsatz mit handschriftlicher Notiz, wenige Notizen von alter Hand im Text. Einige Seiten etwas angeknickt, sonst von guter Erhaltung. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 750 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Unvanquished

      Random House - First edition, first printing, 1938. Book very good, slightly tight, with very tiny thread loose at top of pages near crown of spine, slight discoloration along spine and edges and on end-papers, miniscule tear of paper along top of rear inner hinge, separation of rear free end-paper from rear paste-down has left the slightest trace along top bends of both. DJ very good, slightly discolored, small piece missing between top of spine cover and top of front joint, some rubbing and chipping along top of spine cover, small piece missing near top corner of back and top corner of front, some wear and slight rubbing along top horizontal edge and one tiny tear along top of back. Drawings by Edward Shenton. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        John Bunyan - Pilgrim's Progress 25 year Collection (325 Volumes) - Bible

      - 325 Volumes of Pilgrim's Progress and other works of Bunyan. was an English writer and Baptist preacher best remembered as the author of the religious allegory The Pilgrim's Progress. In addition to The Pilgrim's Progress, Bunyan wrote nearly sixty titles, many of them expanded sermons. Bunyan came from the village of Elstow, near Bedford. He had some schooling and at the age of sixteen joined the Parliamentary army during the first stage of the English Civil War. After three years in the army he returned to Elstow and took up the trade of tinker, which he had learned from his father. He became interested in religion after his marriage, attending first the parish church and then joining the Bedford Meeting, anonconformist group in Bedford, and becoming a preacher. After the restoration of the monarch, when the freedom of nonconformists was curtailed, Bunyan was arrested and spent the next twelve years in jail as he refused to undertake to give up preaching. During this time he wrote a spiritual autobiography, Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, and began work on his most famous book, The Pilgrim's Progress, which was not published until some years after his release. Bunyan's later years, in spite of another shorter term of imprisonment, were spent in relative comfort as a popular author and preacher, and pastor of the Bedford Meeting. He died aged 59 after falling ill on a journey to London and is buried in Bunhill Fields. The Pilgrim's Progress became one of the most published books in the English language; 1,300 editions having been printed by 1938, 250 years after the author's death. Request additional pictures if interested [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        High Street Written by Illustrated by Eric Ravilious

      London: Country Life Ltd., 1938. First edition. 8vo. 100, (2) pp. Publisher's pictorial boards, contemporary gift and ownership inscriptions to the front free endpaper. 24 full page coloured lithographs plus a woodcut to the title. Loss to the head of the spine, slight wear to the foot and the corners, the contents very clean throughout.

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        The Outlaw Trail: A History of Butch Cassidy and His Wild Bunch

      Salt Lake City 1938 - 337pp. Octavo [24 cm] Brown pebbled cloth with the title on the front board. Very good/Near fine. Gentle wear to extremities of jacket with some chipping. Some minor spotting to jacket's rear panel. Inscribed by the author on the front free endsheet: "To Henry H. Jones - with regards of Charles Kelly. Torrey, Utah - Nov. 20, 1943." This is the work on Butch Cassidy, published decades before the Newman and Redford film would make Butch, a household name. Uncommon in jacket."This privately printed book, limited to one thousand copies, is now quite scarce. It is an excellent history of the lives and exploits of the better-known outlaws of the Northwest." - Adams Six-guns 1221. Howes K58. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        SUNRISE IN EVENING. Poems by John B. Michel

      Michel-Wollheim Publications, Unknown 1938 - 17 un-numbered leaves containing text and illustrations. Original silkscreen front cover artwork in pink, light blue and yellow by John B. Michel. The covers are detached and brittle, with minor chipping around the edges, with the inside edge reinforced with cloth tape. The text has a few minor stains. John B. Michel (1917- 1969) was a science fiction author and editor associated with the Futurians, of which he was one of twelve founding members. He was elected Director of the Futurians in 1941. A rare publication. Size: Quarto (4to) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        KING KOJO

      MARGE. THOMPSON,RUTH PLUMLY. KING KOJO. Philadelphia: McKay (1938). 4to, red cloth, pictorial paste-on, 239p., near Fine. 1st book edition (previously serialized in King Comics). This is the tale of King Kojo who rules over the land of Oh-Go-Wan (near the Rolantic Ocean) and the adventures that happen there. Brightly illustrated by MARGE (of Little Lulu fame) with color plates, pictorial endpapers and black & whites in-text.

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        Deutschland-Bericht der Sopade [Sozialdemokratischen Partei Deutschlands]. 3. Jahrgang Nr. 7. Juli 1936.

      8, A 98 u. B 39 S. (hekographierte Blätter), Broschur., Etwas gebrauchspurig, sonst sehr gutes Exemplar. Die Deutschland-Berichte erschienen im Auftrag des Exilvorstandes der SPD, hgg. v. Erich Rinner zuerst in Prag, ab März 1938 in Paris.

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        Seen in the Hadhramaut (signed by author)

      John Murray, 1938. 1st edition. Hardcover. Nice oatmeal-coloured boards with green lettering (the first issue), with very clean pages and 130 plates from photographs by the author herself. Signed by the author on the half-title page 'by Freya Stark' and dated by her 11 December 1938. On the fep is an original gift inscription from 3rd December 1938. The dustjacket is not price-clipped, it has some repairs in a few places and a slightly paled spine, otherwise is classed as very good-plus. Very scarce with Freya Stark's signature. Her three books about the Hadhramaut, of which this is the second, would result in the 1942 award of the Royal Geographical Society's Founder's Gold Medal.

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        PEST NA OKO ANEB CAESAROVO FINALE: Pribeh o Divadle na Divadle o 19 Obrazech. Hudbu slozil Jaroslav Jezek.

      Praha: Fr. Borovy, 1938., 1938.. Very good. - Octavo, bound in light tan cloth with the original pictorial front wrapper bound in. There is some minor staining to the upper half of the spine with some very light pink staining to the rear cover along the spine. There is a small piece out of the top corner of the wrapper with 2 short tears. 130 pages plus colophon. Illustrated with 4 black-and-white plates which appear to depict the stage settings. The flyleaf is slightly darkened & soiled with a tiny tear to its bottom edge & a piece of tape affixed to the verso. Very good. <p>Jiri Voskovec's copy signed by him in full with brief ink notations in Czech on the title page and with a few pencil markings in the text.<p>This was the last piece performed by the satiric duo known as "V + W". The striking color wrapper illustration depicts the pair side-by-side on their hands and knees in clown-like attire and make-up. The title of the work translates approximately as "Fist in the Eye or Caesar's Finale". It opened at the Liberated Theatre in Prague on April 8, 1938, directed by Jindrich Honzl. The music was composed by V + W's regular composer Jaroslav Jezek. The play begins with the interruption of a performance of "Julius Caesar" by the arrival of a bailiff named Josef Dionysos who is unaware that his name identifies him as the ancient god of theatre and wine. This encounter branches off into a series of fantastical sketches, often accompanied by songs and inspired by comedia dell'arte. It evolves into a spirited consideration of theatre and history,with the underlying conviction that history is not made by generals and dignitaries but by ordinary people and that people should be challenged to take state matters into their own hands.<p>The text is in Czech.<p>Jiri [George] Voskovec was born Jiri Wachsmann [1905-1981]. He was a much revered Czech actor and playwright. After World War 1 Voskovec appeared with Jan Werich [1905-1980] as one of a comic duo in the tradition of Laurel and Hardy. "Together with Jaroslav Jezek, the father of Czech jazz, they moulded dadaism, circus, jazz, Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and American vaudeville into a new art form. They created a new form of intellectual political musical." - [Josef Skvorecky: "All the Bright Young Men and Women"]. Having created a sensation with their "Vest Pocket Revue" in April 1927, V + W were invited to join the Devetsil theatre group in May. In 1929 they renamed the group "Liberated Theatre" ["Osvobozene Divadlo"] and they took over every element of the productions. During the 1930s the productions of V + W became increasingly anti-fascist and their "Liberated Theatre" was eventually forced to close in 1938. The following year they fled to the United States. After World War 2 Voskovec settled permanently in the U.S. and Werich returned to Czechoslovakia. Both actors went on to have long careers in film, Voskovec appearing in 72 movies and Werich in more than 50. Four of their stage works were made into films: "Powder and Gasoline" [1931], "Your Money or Your Life" [1932], "Heave-ho" [1934], and "The World Belongs to Us" [1937]. Voskovec is known for his role as Juror #11 in "12 Angry Men".

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        About Investment

      [San Francisco]: E.F. Hutton & Company, 1938. First Edition, First Printing. A beautifully produced booklet on the pitfalls of investing, printed on behalf of E.F. Hutton at the Grabhorn Press in San Francisco. Issued during the Depression, the booklet singles out various ways in which the investor is bound to lose money: Buying in haste and investigating at leisure; buying or selling on catch phrases; choosing only high-yield investments; holding on--refusing to admit a loss; selling the strong and holding the weak; buying only round lots; putting too many eggs in one basket; spreading too thin; putting securities away and forgetting them; holding on for sentiment; refusing to sell because you missed the top--or to buy because you missed the bottom; and putting off buying until a boom. The booklet wraps up with a checklist for investors and then a pitch for E.F. Hutton's investment services. Overall, commonsense financial advice that has stood the test of time. 8vo ( 9 7/8 inches / 25.2 cm), 21 unnumbered pages, in printed paper wrappers. Each chapter features decorative initial letters in red and gray, with chapter headings in red. A spectacular production, printed by letterpress and sporting deckled page edges. Some age toning along the edges of the covers, a bit of creasing to some internal pages. A Very Good or better copy. OCLC WorldCat shows 17 institutional holdings. None in commerce as of March 8, 2017. SCARCE.

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        [AGRONOMIC PROPAGANDA FOR CHILDREN] Na vystavku! [i.e. To the Exhibition!]

      Leningrad: GIZMESTPROM, 1938. 18 pp. 22x15 cm. Original illustrated wrappers and illustrations by A.N. Viktorova. Restoration of the spine. The first and only edition. A coloring book. On every turn of the page there's an image in color and the same image and outline of the same image opposite for child to color. The first page is colored, the rest are unfilled. GIZMESTPROM is translated as 'The state publishing house for light industry'. It was mostly printing technical literature, manuals and instructions. Presumably it only published a handful of children's books. The theme of the book is that the animals are getting to the well-known All-Union Agricultural Exhibition which opened in 1939 to show the unusually big vegetables they grew. Not in the WorldCat.

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        Mrs - The Last Word In a Woman's Magazine!, No 1, Premier Issue - Early American Feminism

      USA: Dell Publishing Co.. Paperback. A rare example of this apparently short-lived feminist-oriented depression-era publication. 128 pages. 7.8" x 5.5". Contains only one page of advertising, that being a two-color (black and orange) illustrated piece for Tangee cosmetics inside front cover. The eleven articles include: Why Shouldn't Women Run the World?, How to Lose a Man?, and Man's Magazine Man. The nine stories include: Men are the Darnedest, The Child Hater - There's Something Wrong When a Man's Childless, and Telephone Number, in which a housewife's calls to a gentleman are nearly discovered by her husband. Fantastic section of full-page black and white photos of women at work entitled "The Weaker Sex" includes women of Osaka's Toyo Textile factory training with rifles, Mrs. Ruth Yeamans - Idaho's only woman police judge, Welding instructor Mrs. Anne McEnally, Mlle. Nadia Boulanger - first woman Conductor in Royal Philharmonic history, diver Mrs. William Nichols of Philadelphia, Miss Bertha Sherfy - U.S. Treasury Department expert, Acme photographer Joy Lacks (in China with troops), seawoman Anna Tymanina - third officer of Soviet freighter 'Kalinin', and long-distance canoeist Marie Sarkipato. Many one and two-color cartoons. Unmarked. Average wear and soiling. Binding intact. Taped one-inchopening to fore-edge of front cover. Two holes punched by printer near top and bottom of fore-edge, apparently for mounting string carrying strap (not included), per illustration of fancy lady on page one who proudly carries her copy like a purse. A wonderful early American feminist artifact. . Good. 1938. First Edition.

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        Mrs. - The Last Word... In a Woman's Magazine!, No. 1, Premier Issue - Early American Feminism

      Dell Publishing Co, 1938, Paperback, Book Condition: Good, First Edition, Illustrated By: Hanley, F.; Anderson, C.W.; Trafford, Margaret; Mahon; Stiles, Kirk; et al. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall, A rare example of this apparently short-lived feminist-oriented depression-era publication. 128 pages. 7.8" x 5.5". Contains only one page of advertising, that being a two-color (black and orange) illustrated piece for Tangee cosmetics inside front cover. The eleven articles include: Why Shouldn't Women Run the World?, How to Lose a Man?, and Man's Magazine Man. The nine stories include: Men are the Darnedest, The Child Hater - There's Something Wrong When a Man's Childless, and Telephone Number, in which a housewife's calls to a gentleman are nearly discovered by her husband. Fantastic section of full-page black and white photos of women at work entitled "The Weaker Sex" includes women of Osaka's Toyo Textile factory training with rifles, Mrs. Ruth Yeamans - Idaho's only woman police judge, Welding instructor Mrs. Anne McEnally, Mlle. Nadia Boulanger - first woman Conductor in Royal Philharmonic history, diver Mrs. William Nichols of Philadelphia, Miss Bertha Sherfy - U.S. Treasury Department expert, Acme photographer Joy Lacks (in China with troops), seawoman Anna Tymanina - third officer of Soviet freighter 'Kalinin', and long-distance canoeist Marie Sarkipato. Many one and two-color cartoons. Unmarked. Average wear and soiling. Binding intact. Taped one-inchopening to fore-edge of front cover. Two holes punched by printer near top and bottom of fore-edge, apparently for mounting string carrying strap (not included), per illustration of fancy lady on page one who proudly carries her copy like a purse. A wonderful early American feminist artifact, Magazine

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        Les songes et les sorts

      First edition, one of 23 numbered copies on alfa, the only large paper copies with 10 copies on pur fil.A nice copy. Grasset Paris 1938 12x19cm broché

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        Mr. Justice Holmes and the Supreme Court.

      Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1938. First edition of this work by Justice Frankfurter regarding his colleague Justice Holmes. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece of Justice Holmes. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Hon. George W. Norris, may he long continue to be the yardstick of disinterested statesmanship. With the respect and admiration of Felix Frankfurter." The recipient George Norris was a five-term Progressive Senator from Nebraska, 1913-1943, who was noted for the Norris-LaGuardia Act and the Tennessee Valley Authority. In near fine condition. A nice association copy. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. was an American jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1902 to 1932, and as Acting Chief Justice of the United States January-February 1930. Noted for his long service, his concise and pithy opinions and his deference to the decisions of elected legislatures, he is one of the most widely cited United States Supreme Court justices in history, particularly for his "clear and present danger" opinion for a unanimous Court in the 1919 case of Schenck v. United States, and is one of the most influential American common law judges, honored during his lifetime in Great Britain as well as the United States. Holmes retired from the Court at the age of 90 years, making him the oldest Justice in the Supreme Court's history. He also served as an Associate Justice and as Chief Justice on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and was Weld Professor of Law at the Harvard Law School, of which he was an alumnus.

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        Wee Gillis

      New York: Viking Press, 1938. Rought textured cloth boards with green and gilt pastedown title label, spine slightly darkened, else fine. Original pictorial slipcase is present with some light wear to bottom panel. Signed by both Leaf and Lawson and limited to 525 copies. Story of a Scottish lad who must choose between being a highlander and a lowlander. Lawson's illustrations are pure magic. 1939 Caldecott Honor. . Signed by Author & Illustrator. First Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Illus. by Robert Lawson. Small 4to.

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        Rebecca - First US Edition - David O Selznick's copy with annotations and complete with original film poster *Alfred Hitchcock association*

      Doubleday Doran, 1938. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Doubleday Doran in 1938. Covers a little rubbed, rubber-stamped with 'property of Selznick International pictures Inc.' and 'story department' on the front endpaper and repeated on the title page. Inscribed in pencil on front endpaper 'No. 2 marked copy'. Pencilled notes and stamps on endpapers. A substantial number of passages have been underlined or marked in pencil throughout, while there are also a number of marginal notes in pencil. Two of the more interesting notes: on page 4: 'I think we must work out a photographic and musical introduction that is the equivalent of this chapter - both to set the key of our picture (as this does of the book) and to satisfy, at the outset, the book's lovers of our intentions of faithfulness'. And on page 23: 'All excellent without change as to dialogue, business, construction, up to here'. The book was originally sold in an auction in South Kensington late in 1983 as one of a group of books, mainly Hugh Walpole novels inscribed by the author to David O. Selznick. Given the notes within the book, we can assume this is Selznick's personal copy and as such is a marvellous film and literary connection, especially as Selznick gave Alfred Hitchcock this as his first film under contract. Selznick's wish was to remain true to the novel and this is echoed in the notes on page 23. The film was released in 1940 and won Hitchcock his first Oscar. The book presented here is accompanied by an original poster from the Selznick studios from that year. A marvellous association copy and one which would sit very well in any Du Maurier/Hitchcock collection.

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        Rebecca - First Issue - SIGNED by the Author with signed letter from Daphne Du Maurier

      Gollancz, 1938. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Gollancz in 1938. A very good+ book without inscriptions. A signature cut SIGNED by the Author (with best wishes) to the front pastedown. Some light wear to the edges, but a very clean copy. In a dust wrapper which has benefitted from some light restoration to the spine ends and corners and now presents as a very good example indeed. Accompanying the book is a letter written on Du Maurier's stationary (Greyfriars, fleet, Hants) and dated October 19th '37. /Dear Sir/It was very/kind of you to write/and tell me what you/thought of "Rebecca"/and I appreciate your/criticism./It is a great encouragement/to know that "Rebecca"/appeals to serious readers,/beside the ordinary novel-/reading public who read/for excitement/Thank you indeed for/writing/Yours sincerely/Daphne du Maurier/. One can only assume that the letter is addressed to a critic or reviewer, given the pre-publication date of the letter in terms of the book itself. A lovely association to the book. The first edition in the original dust wrapper is becoming very scarce indeed.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        L'arche de Noé

      - Nrf, Paris 1938, 12x19cm, broché. - Originale, uno dei 35 esemplari numerati su nostro filo puro indossano il numero 1 testa pareggio Edition. Bellissimo esemplare. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 35 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, le nôtre portant le N°1, tirage de tête. Bel exemplaire.

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        Opere complete. Edite dal municipio di Venezia nel il centenario dalla nascita. Bde. 2-35 (von 40).

      Venezia, 1908-1938. - Lex.-8°. Mit Frontispices in einigen Bänden, zahlreichen Textill. und gest. Tafeln von Daniotto, Baratti und Giampiccoli nach Novelli. Pappbde. d.Z. mit Rückenschild (mit Gebrauchsspuren, 1 Gelenk geplatzt, 1 Rücken mit Fehlstelle, Ecken teils bestossen, teils etwas fleckig und berieben, 1 Band stärker berieben). Die umfassende, breitrandige Zentenar-Ausgabe der Werke Goldonis wurde herausgegeben zum hundertjährigen Geburtstag des Schriftstellers und umfasst 40 Bände sowie einen 1971 erschienenen Indexband. - Carlo Goldoni, der zunächst der alten, an die Commedia dell' arte anknüpfenden Richtung folgte, schuf darauf in bewußtem Gegensatz zu ihr und in Nachahmung Molières durch eine ganze Reihe Lustspiele die italienische Charakterkomödie. - Es fehlen die Bände 1 sowie 36-40 und Indexbd. - Bde. 2-21 und 23-33 numeriert (Ex. Nr. 240), Bd. 22 numertiert (Ex. Nr. 241), Bde. 35 und 36 ohne Numeration. - Stellenweise stockfleckig, Ränder teils etwas gebräunt, 1 Bd. mit leichten Knickspuren. - Nicht eingehend kollationiert. Die auf dem Foto sichtbare Fehlstelle eines Rückens wurde restauriert. Lang it

      [Bookseller: Buch + Kunst + hommagerie Sabine Koitka]
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        PEST NA OKO ANEB CAESAROVO FINALE: Pribeh o Divadle na Divadle o 19 Obrazech. Hudbu slozil Jaroslav Jezek.

      Praha: Fr. Borovy, 1938. - - Octavo, bound in light tan cloth with the original pictorial front wrapper bound in. There is some minor staining to the upper half of the spine with some very light pink staining to the rear cover along the spine. There is a small piece out of the top corner of the wrapper with 2 short tears. 130 pages plus colophon. Illustrated with 4 black-and-white plates which appear to depict the stage settings. The flyleaf is slightly darkened & soiled with a tiny tear to its bottom edge & a piece of tape affixed to the verso. Very good. Jiri Voskovec's copy signed by him in full with brief ink notations in Czech on the title page and with a few pencil markings in the text.This was the last piece performed by the satiric duo known as "V + W". The striking color wrapper illustration depicts the pair side-by-side on their hands and knees in clown-like attire and make-up. The title of the work translates approximately as "Fist in the Eye or Caesar's Finale". It opened at the Liberated Theatre in Prague on April 8, 1938, directed by Jindrich Honzl. The music was composed by V + W's regular composer Jaroslav Jezek. The play begins with the interruption of a performance of "Julius Caesar" by the arrival of a bailiff named Josef Dionysos who is unaware that his name identifies him as the ancient god of theatre and wine. This encounter branches off into a series of fantastical sketches, often accompanied by songs and inspired by comedia dell'arte. It evolves into a spirited consideration of theatre and history,with the underlying conviction that history is not made by generals and dignitaries but by ordinary people and that people should be challenged to take state matters into their own hands.The text is in Czech.Jiri [George] Voskovec was born Jiri Wachsmann [1905-1981]. He was a much revered Czech actor and playwright. After World War 1 Voskovec appeared with Jan Werich [1905-1980] as one of a comic duo in the tradition of Laurel and Hardy. "Together with Jaroslav Jezek, the father of Czech jazz, they moulded dadaism, circus, jazz, Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and American vaudeville into a new art form. They created a new form of intellectual political musical." - [Josef Skvorecky: "All the Bright Young Men and Women"]. Having created a sensation with their "Vest Pocket Revue" in April 1927, V + W were invited to join the Devetsil theatre group in May. In 1929 they renamed the group "Liberated Theatre" ["Osvobozene Divadlo"] and they took over every element of the productions. During the 1930s the productions of V + W became increasingly anti-fascist and their "Liberated Theatre" was eventually forced to close in 1938. The following year they fled to the United States. After World War 2 Voskovec settled permanently in the U.S. and Werich returned to Czechoslovakia. Both actors went on to have long careers in film, Voskovec appearing in 72 movies and Werich in more than 50. Four of their stage works were made into films: "Powder and Gasoline" [1931], "Your Money or Your Life" [1932], "Heave-ho" [1934], and "The World Belongs to Us" [1937]. Voskovec is known for his role as Juror #11 in "12 Angry Men". [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd.]
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        GOLDEN FLEECE. 0ctober, 1938 - June, 1939. Nine issues, all published

      Chicago: Sun Publications, 1938-1939. A bright fine set. (19993). Octavo, all published, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. A short lived magazine of mostly historical fiction. Authors published include: Talbot Mundy, H. Bedford-Jones, E. Hoffman Price, Clyde B. Clason, E.C. Vivian, Johnston McCulley, Murray Leinster and Robert E. Howard ("Black Vulmea's Revenge," 11/38 and "Gates of Empire," 1/39. A popular magazine which likely fell due to distribution issues.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Christmas card addressed to Reverend Stone, (Dean of Windsor) signed by both, (1895-1952, King of England) & ELIZABETH (1900-2002, Queen of Great Britain)

      1938 - under the printed message "with best wishes for Christmas and the New Year", with a colour photo of the gardens at Balmoral on the front, 6½" x 4½" with a small blue ribbon, on folded white card, 8¼" x 7¾", together with original envelope, Balmoral, Xmas

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        Good-bye, Mr. Chips: A Play in Three Acts (Goodbye)

      Hodder & Stoughton, London 1938 - First edition. American publisher's copyright notice label on the copyright page else fine in very near fine dustwrapper with scattered foxing. Hilton's own adaptation of his novel, which was the basis for two films: the 1939 Sam Wood-directed version with Robert Donat (who beat out Clark Gable, Henry Fonda, and others for the Best Actor Oscar in what was probably Hollywood's best year ever), Greer Garson, and Paul Henreid and the 1969 remake directed by Herbert Ross with Peter O'Toole, Petula Clark, and Michael Redgrave. A very nice copy, and quite uncommon. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Gyroscope, Its Practical Construction and Application

      E. & F. N. Spon, Ltd, 1938. Hardcover. Good. 1938. 224 pages. No dust jacket. This is an ex-Library book. Maroon cloth with faded lettering. B&W illustrations throughout. Distinct tanning to endpapers and page edges. Some internal hinge cracks. Ex-library with usual stamps and inserts. Mild wear to spine, board edges and corners. Small splits (approx. 5mm) to spine ends. Noticeable soiling across the boards, with library mark to bottom of spine.

      [Bookseller: The World of Rare Books]
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        Murder Up My Sleeve

      NY: Morrow, 1938. First Edition. hardcover. Light wear to spine extremities, else VG+ (no Dust Jacket). Third printing, Feb. 1938. INSCRIBED at length BY THE AUTHOR on the front endpaper: "To ngo geh pang yeo...Fred S. Chan to whom I am deeply indebted for many favors, among which my meeting with Kit King Louis...August 1939." Laid in is Gardner's visiting card on the front of which he has inscribed his mailing address and on the reverse has drawn a map showing Chan how to find his home in Temuecula Gardner and his wife were students of Kit King Louis at USC and she accompanied them when they sailed for China for an extended visit in June 1931. MURDER UP MY SLEEVE was the result of Gardner's desire to set a mystery in China and he dedicated his book to Kit King Louis. Also included is a copy of the Spring 1996 issue of USC Trojan Family Magazine with an illustrated article about Kit King (whose real name was Lei Jieqiong) with much about her relationship with the Gardners. Also included is a signed letter from Eric Mankin, the author of the article

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        Collection " Un Divertissement ".

      Librairie G.L.M. 1938 - . Ensemble des 10 premiers titres réunis par l'éditeur en un volume in-12 broché. Collection dirigée par Henri Parisot. G. Prassinos-La Lutte Double. B. Péret-Au paradis des fantômes. A. Savinio-Les chants de la mi-mort. L. Carrington-La maison de la peur, préface et illustrations de Max Ernst. G. de Chirico-Deux fragments inédits. G. Prassinos-Une belle famille. H. Arp-Sciure de gamme. F. Kafka-La Chevauchée du Seau. A. Bay-Histoires racontées par des enfants, préface et dessin par G. Prassinos. J. Scutenaire-Les secours de l'oiseau. E.O. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        THE HABIT OF EMPIRE

      Santa Fe: The Rydal Press, 1938. Small quarto. Illustrations after drawings by Peter Hurd. Handbound by Hazel Dreis in three quarter greenish-blue morocco, with overlaid panels of tan cloth with a screen printed adaptation of Paul's Thunderbird device, gilt brown morocco spine labels. Modest rubbing at edges, usual offset from morocco turn-ins to endsheets, cloth panels a bit dust soiled and slightly discolored, but a good copy. First edition, deluxe issue, limited to only thirty numbered copies, specially bound, and signed by Horgan and Hurd. These thirty copies were intended for Christmas presentation by Esther and Chester Arthur, but not all copies were bound. This is copy #1. A modern Santa Fe rarity.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        HIGH STREET

      London: Country Life Ltd., Printed at the Curwen Press, 1938. Pictorial paper covered boards plus 24 full-page colour lithographs. Chipped at head of spine, lower corner on front cover slightly bruised, else very good. Interior fine, bright and crisp. Overall, a very good plus copy. 'High Street' was published in an edition of 2000 unnumbered copies. The lithographic stones were kept for a possible reprint, but were destroyed when the Curwen Press was hit by a bomb in 1941, ruling out any post-war reprint of the book. Ravilious was appointed an official War Artist in WWII, and died when his plane was lost off the coast of Iceland in 1942. Individual lithographs from the book have fetched very high prices, unfortunately causing dealers to break up damaged copies making this a much-coveted book.. First Edition. Illustrated boards. Very Good/No Jacket. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Hugh Anson-Cartwright Fine Books, ABAC/I]
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