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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.

      [Bookseller: Shellhouse Books]
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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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        Sbornik" Molitv". Spasitelju Presvjatoj Troice Bozh?ej Materi, Svjatym" Ugodnikom" Bozhiim" Bezplotnym", Silam", Chiny, Posledovanija i Molitvy na Raznye Sluchai[A Book of Prayers. To the Savior, the Holy Trinity, the Mother of God, the Saints of God, and the Bodiless Powers. Rites, Rituals and Prayers for Various Occasions]

      Shanghai, China: Sv. Gavriilo Arhangel'skoj Arhierejskoj Cerkvi, Svjashhennik" Chuvashev"[St. Gabriel Archangel Orthodox Church] 1938 - 268 pp. In Russian. 0.0 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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.

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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

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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]

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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

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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]

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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.

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        An Oxford University Chest.

      1938 - 4to. Original blue cloth back paper-covered boards; with photographs by Moholy-Nagy; with supplied scarce dustwrapper which is a little chipped and creased with a few closed tears. First edition, author's presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper to Greta Wyndham, the wife of his friend, the artist Richard Wyndham: "Beautiful Nà rge / Grëta Wyndham / John Betjemanstrà m 1938 / Some of the major misprints have been corrected." Betjeman has made the following holograph corrections: "John" to "James Gibbs" in the caption on p.18; "Trinity College Chapel" for "Christchurch Cathedral" on p.118 and "Christine" for "Christian Longford" on p.186. Richard Wyndham and Betjeman moved in the same social circles notably both appearing in the amateur film The Sailor's Return filmed at Cecil Beaton's home Ashcombe. The news of this film, with Lady Caroline Paget starring as Tulip, also provided Betjeman with one of his few front-page scoops as a journalist on the Standard. Wyndham also provided artwork for Shell when Betjeman was working there under Jack Beddington. Caroline Dakers in Clouds: The Biography of a Country House comments "From 1929 onwards a regular visitor to Tickerage was Greta Wulfsberg, a Norwegian of 'piquant charm', one of Dick's [Richard Wyndham's] models. When she became pregnant in 1930, Dick agreed to marry her; his second daughter Ingrid was born the following year.He gave Ingrid a lavish christening party at Clouds but otherwise spent little time with his baby daughter. She lived for much of her childhood with her grandfather Guy and Violet Wyndham at Parliament Piece. Meanwhile Dick and Greta agreed to remain on friendly terms, often visiting country houses together, hosting parties in London, but only occasionally cohabiting as husband and wife. With the freedom to pursue their own interests, they remained on affectionate terms." Betjeman's warm inscription to Wyndham's wife Greta may provide the solution to one of the unanswered Betjemanian literary puzzles, the identity of the "golden haired Swedish beauty" in the poem The Irish Unionist's Farewell to Greta Hellstrà m in 1922. In his biography Bevis Hillier spends some time considering the case (New Fame, New Love pp.328- 333), finally proposing Emily Villiers-Stuart as the unidentified lover of the poem, but concluding "Like the "Mr WH" conundrum, the matter is likely to remain a tantalizing mystery - unless, some day, a cache of hitherto unknown love-letters should come to light, with indisputable revelations." Although not a "cache of love-letters", the inscription in this book however would seem to cast Greta Wyndham in the role. Betjeman has changed her nationality from Norwegian to Swedish, possibly to disguise her identity, or for ease of scansion, or even perhaps to create a resonance with the best-known Greta in the 1930s - the Swedish Greta Garbo, who would have been specially well-known to JB as film critic of the Evening Standard in 1934-35. From a photograph of her taken with Dick at Tickerage it would also seem that Greta was in fact a brunette rather than 'golden haired', but certainly a beauty. The Irish Unionist's Farewell to Greta Hellstrà m in 1922 was first published in the December 1945 issue of the Cornhill Magazine and then collected in New Bats in Old Belfries. By this stage Greta had divorced Richard Wyndham and Betjeman may have felt therefore more confident in alluding to an earlier amorous tryst. With loosely inserted a first proof (ink stamp dated 16 Nov 1945) of pp.479/480 from the December 1945 Cornhill Magazine printing the poem for the first time. It would seem highly improbable that Betjeman would send Greta Wyndham the proof if she were not the woman apostrophized in his poem. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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.

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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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        THE SINGLE HOUND

      Boston:: Houghton Mifflin,. 1938.. First edition of her first novel, SIGNED on dedication page in 1981. Cloth a little darkened on spine, otherwise very good to fine in dust jacket worn on edges, with small chips on corners and spine ends (affecting the top of the "S" and "T" at top of spine), and a few faint stains on spine. In spite of these faults not a bad looking copy of a scarce book, particularly signed. .

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        Astronomische Nachrichten. Unter Mitwirkung des Vorstandes der Astronomischen Gesellschaft herausgegeben von Prof. Dr. H. Kobold, Bd. 235 - 266 (1929 - 1938). Auch Einzelbände erhältlich. Also single volumes available.

      Kiel, C. Schmidt, 1929 - 1938. - Braune Halbleinenbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln, Buchdeckel in bräunlicher Marmorierung und mit Leinenecken. Großformat 29 x 23 cm. Wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift der traditionsreichen Astronomischen Gesellschaft, die bereits im Jahre 1800 - damals als "Vereinigte Astronomische Gesellschaft" - von dem Direktor der Sternwarte zu Gotha, Franz Xaver von Zach, sowie dem Gründer der Lilienthaler Sternwarte, Johann Hieronymus Schröter, ins Leben gerufen worden war. Alle Bände in tadellosem Zustand. Ästhetisches Exlibris auf Vorsatz. Weitere Fotos sowie weitere seltene Fachzeitschriften-Angebote zur Astronomie und Physik auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (Rubrik: Astronomie und Physik). Further photos and other rare journals about astronomy and physics at the homepage of the antiquarian bookstore (Section: Astronomy and Physics). Einzelband (single volume): EUR 40,00.

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        Document signed

      1938. Signed. ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. Document signed. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1938. Folio, single sheet (measures 9 by 13-1/2 inches) partially printed and completed in typescript on recto and verso, embossed red paper seal. $6500.Scarce 1938 official presidential pardon signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Attorney General Homer Cummings, granting a pardon to Louis Pettofrezzo (aka Louis Fritz), who pled guilty three times, from 1927-32, to charges of ""possessing and selling intoxicating liquor in violation of the National Prohibition Act."" Pettofrezzo's nephew by marriage, Albert Rosellini—a young ""progressive cut from the same cloth as Franklin Delano Roosevelt""—led opposition in Washington state to Prohibition-era 'blue laws' and was elected to the state's senate in 1938, the same year FDR signed this pardon, serving until he became the state's 15th governor in 1957.This scarce official presidential document, signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt in his second term of office, pardons Louis Pettofrezzo, ""also known as Louis Fritz,"" for the crime of ""possessing and selling intoxicating liquor, in violation of the National Prohibition Act"" on three occasions: in 1927, 1929, and 1932. Having paid fines and costs, and served a prison sentence from 1932 to 1933, in 1938 FDR signed this official pardon, additionally signed by his Attorney General, Homer Cummings. In 1932, the same year Pettofrezzo committed his third infraction and began his prison sentence, he married Fine Gasperetti Rosellini, widow of Seattle restaurant owner Vittorio Rosellini, whose brother Giovanni was the father of lawyer Albert Rosellini. Albert ""went to work as an attorney in 1933. In that role, he forged lifelong ties to liquor distributors and tavern owners by representing them in challenges to Prohibition-era restrictions known as 'blue laws"" (Seattle Times). He ""considered himself a progressive cut from the same cloth as Franklin Delano Roosevelt,"" and was a senator in the Washington State Senate for nearly two decades before serving as the state's governor from 1957-65 (Washington Business Magazine).This official signed document reads: (print) ""Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States. To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting: Whereas [typescript] Louis Pettofrezzo, an alien, also known as Louis Fritz, pleaded guilty in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington to possessing and selling intoxicating liquor, in violation of the National Prohibition Act, and on October fourteenth, 1927, was sentenced to pay a fine of One hundred dollars ($100.00) and costs amounting to Twenty-one dollars ($21.00); and Whereas the said Louis Pettofrezzo pleaded guilty in the District aforesaid to possessing intoxicating liquor, in violation of the national Prohibition Act, and on May sixth, 1929, was sentenced to pay a fine of Five hundred dollars ($500.00) and costs amounting to Thirty-one dollars and twenty cents ($31.20 [sic]; and Whereas the said Louis Pettofrezzo pleaded guilty in the District aforesaid to possessing and selling intoxicating liquor, in violation of the National Prohibition Act, and on April eighteenth, 1932, was sentenced to imprisonment for eighteen months and to pay a fine of Seven hundred dollars ($700.00); and Whereas the said Louis Pettofrezzo paid his fine and costs in the first case and the fine in the second case; and Whereas the said Louis Pettofrezzo began his sentence in the third case on April twenty-second, 1932, at the United States Penitentiary, McNeil Island, Washington, was transferred on June seventh, 1937, to Federal Road Camp No. 5, Dupont, Washington, served his term, less good time allowances, and an additional thirty days due to his inability to pay the said fine, and was released on August third, 1933; and Whereas it has been made to appear to me that the said Louis Pettofrezzo since his release from imprisonment, had been conducted himself in a law abiding manner and is unable to pay the said fine; [continued on document verso] [print] Now, therefore, be it known, that I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States of America, in consideration of the premises, divers other good and sufficient reasons me thereunto moving, to hereby [typescript] grant unto the said Louis Pettofrezzo a full and unconditional pardon for the purpose of restoring his civil rights, thereby also remitting the unpaid fine and costs. [print] In testimony whereof I have hereunto signed my name and caused the seal of the Department of Justice to be affixed. [Department of Justice red paper seal] [print] Done at the City of Washington this [typescript] twenty-fifth [print] day of [typescript] February [print] in the year of our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and [typescript] Thirty-eight [print] and of the Independence of the United States the One Hundred and [typescript] Sixty-second. [print] By the President [signed] Franklin D. Roosevelt [followed by] Homer Cummings [print] Attorney General."" Document rector with printed ""210"" at upper corrner; verso printed at lower edge: ""U.S. Government Printing office 134008."" Text and signatures fresh, faint foldlines, very light edge-wear, mild soiling. A highly desirable about-fine copy.

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        Out of Africa – First UK Edition 1938 – in the first issue dust wrapper Putnam

      Putnam, 1938. Hardcover. Near Fine. A first edition, first printing published by Putnam in 1938. A near fine book with a previous owner's gift inscription to the front endpaper. Small booksellers' ticket to the rear pastedown. In a very good FIRST ISSUE wrapper (no reviews), with two chips to the spine tips. The wrapper is not price clipped. Rare in the first issue wrapper

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        The Sword in the Stone

      Collins, 1938. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Collins in 1938. A very good book with one name and date to the front endpaper. A few light handling marks to the boards. Stain to the top of pages 5-7. Some light rubbing to the tips. In a good/very good clipped wrapper with a little loss to the top of the spine and a little to the corners. A rare first edition.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        The Unvanquished

      New York: Random House,, 1938. Octavo. Original quarter brick-red cloth, patterned paper boards, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt. With the original acetate dust jacket. Drawings by Edward Shenton. An exceptional copy in the exceedingly scarce acetate dust jacket with some very minor wear. First edition, first printing, limited issue being one of 250 numbered copies, specially bound and signed by the author. Uncommon in this condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Unvanquished (Signed Limited Edition)

      New York: Random House, 1938. First Edition. First Edition. One of 250 copies (this being No. 23) SIGNED by the author. Seven interconnected stories dealing with the Civil War and its immediate aftermath in Yoknapatawpha County, the first five of which were originally published separately in "The Saturday Evening Post," with the sixth story originally published in "Scribner's," and the final story seeing it's first publication here. Very Good plus in a Very Good publisher's acetate dust jacket. Spine lightly faded, light bumping to the board fore edges. Two inch tear to the front panel and the crown, with accompanying crease, small chip to the bottom bottom corner of the same, light foxing to the spine. Scarce in jacket.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Unvanquished

      1938. First Edition . FAULKNER, William. The Unvanquished. New York: Random House, (1938). Octavo, original gray cloth, original dust jacket. $2000.First trade edition of Faulkner’s collection of interlocking stories about the Sartoris family, with illustrations by Edward Shenton, in scarce dust jacket.This collection of seven interconnected stories about the Sartoris family includes six previously published stories and one new story, “An Odor of Verbena.” “The stories are full of action… and its outdoor scenes of fights with Yankees and highwaymen, its pictures of the transformation of well-bred Southern boys to horse thieves and killers, give The Unvanquished something of the air of Two Little Confederates as it might have been written by an author aware of the race problem, economics, and Freudian psychology… Faulkner knows exactly what he is doing in tracing the New South to its origins in the Old” (Time magazine, see In Tall Cotton 55). Preceded by a signed limited edition of 250 copies. “First Printing” on copyright page. With illustrations by Edward Shenton. Petersen A19.1. Brodsky 193. Book fine; light toning to spine of near-fine dust jacket.

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        The Unvanquished

      Random House, New York 1938 - Faulkner¿s collection of stories about the Sartoris family in the latter days of the Civil War, with original illustrations by Edward Shenton. About fine in grey buckram boards with red-and-blue stamping on the front panel and spine, with the red top stain nicely preserved; the near fine 1st state p/c dw, with a list of Faulkner¿s other titles on the rear flap, is lightly spine-darkened as usual, although much less than typically encountered, with an iota of paper loss on the spine affecting the bottom right corner of the letter I in the title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tom Davidson, Bookseller]
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        Arms and the Covenant

      George G.Harrap & Co Ltd, London 1938 - First Edition:First Printing:Book Condition:A Very Good/Near Fine copy, very gently bumped top and bottom of the spine, corners very gently rubbed, spine very gently toned, top edges of front and rear boards very gently toned, page edges very gently toned, signed by the Author to the half title page without dedication, front and rear prelims very gently toned, internally very clean and bright, tight binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        An Oxford University Chest.

      4to. Original blue cloth back paper-covered boards; with photographs by Moholy-Nagy; with supplied scarce dustwrapper which is a little chipped and creased with a few closed tears. First edition, author's presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper to Greta Wyndham, the wife of his friend, the artist Richard Wyndham: "Beautiful Nörge / Grëta Wyndham / John Betjemanström 1938 / Some of the major misprints have been corrected." Betjeman has made the following holograph corrections: "John" to "James Gibbs" in the caption on p.18; "Trinity College Chapel" for "Christchurch Cathedral" on p.118 and "Christine" for "Christian Longford" on p.186. Richard Wyndham and Betjeman moved in the same social circles notably both appearing in the amateur film The Sailor's Return filmed at Cecil Beaton's home Ashcombe. The news of this film, with Lady Caroline Paget starring as Tulip, also provided Betjeman with one of his few front-page scoops as a journalist on the Standard. Wyndham also provided artwork for Shell when Betjeman was working there under Jack Beddington.Caroline Dakers in Clouds: The Biography of a Country House comments "From 1929 onwards a regular visitor to Tickerage was Greta Wulfsberg, a Norwegian of 'piquant charm', one of Dick's [Richard Wyndham's] models. When she became pregnant in 1930, Dick agreed to marry her; his second daughter Ingrid was born the following year...He gave Ingrid a lavish christening party at Clouds but otherwise spent little time with his baby daughter. She lived for much of her childhood with her grandfather Guy and Violet Wyndham at Parliament Piece. Meanwhile Dick and Greta agreed to remain on friendly terms, often visiting country houses together, hosting parties in London, but only occasionally cohabiting as husband and wife. With the freedom to pursue their own interests, they remained on affectionate terms." Betjeman's warm inscription to Wyndham's wife Greta may provide the solution to one of the unanswered Betjemanian literary puzzles, the identity of the "golden haired Swedish beauty" in the poem The Irish Unionist's Farewell to Greta Hellström in 1922. In his biography Bevis Hillier spends some time considering the case (New Fame, New Love pp.328- 333), finally proposing Emily Villiers-Stuart as the unidentified lover of the poem, but concluding "Like the "Mr WH" conundrum, the matter is likely to remain a tantalizing mystery - unless, some day, a cache of hitherto unknown love-letters should come to light, with indisputable revelations." Although not a "cache of love-letters", the inscription in this book however would seem to cast Greta Wyndham in the role. Betjeman has changed her nationality from Norwegian to Swedish, possibly to disguise her identity, or for ease of scansion, or even perhaps to create a resonance with the best-known Greta in the 1930s - the Swedish Greta Garbo, who would have been specially well-known to JB as film critic of the Evening Standard in 1934-35. From a photograph of her taken with Dick at Tickerage it would also seem that Greta was in fact a brunette rather than 'golden haired', but certainly a beauty. The Irish Unionist's Farewell to Greta Hellström in 1922 was first published in the December 1945 issue of the Cornhill Magazine and then collected in New Bats in Old Belfries. By this stage Greta had divorced Richard Wyndham and Betjeman may have felt therefore more confident in alluding to an earlier amorous tryst. With loosely inserted a first proof (ink stamp dated 16 Nov 1945) of pp.479/480 from the December 1945 Cornhill Magazine printing the poem for the first time. It would seem highly improbable that Betjeman would send Greta Wyndham the proof if she were not the woman apostrophized in his poem.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Typed letter signed to Fred E. Daw, 1938

      Typer letter signed ("Robert Stroud") to Fred E. Daw, Leavenworth, KS, 20 September 1938. Three pages, 4to, with a handful of holograph corrections, some minor toning. "The Birdman of Alcatraz" writes a lengthy letter, opening with "I am sorry that you have had bad luck with the finches, Your birds did more than mine, though. This finch of mine did not look at but one hen, a little copper, which did not come into breeding condition all season... Now, concerning the prices. I will not put any price on these birds. I know that you will do the best that you can with them..." Stroud was imprisoned for manslaughter in 1908. His 17-year term at Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary began on 19 December 1942. His famous bird-keeping and ornithological research had taken place at Leavenworth Prison (where this letter was written). Such practices were prohibited at Alcatraz, so he instead concentrated on writing, studying law, and petitioning for his release.

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        Scoop - in the first issue dust wrapper

      Chapman and Hall, 1938. Hardcover. Near Fine. A first edition, first printing published by Chapman and Hall in 1938. A near fine book with some lightening to the spine. No inscriptions. In the first state dust wrapper with 'Daily Beast' to the front panel. Unclipped and has benefitted from some professional restoration to the spine and edges. Presents very well indeed.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        FOUNDERS OF THE MESSAGE By EVERETT DICK 1938 SeventhDay Adventist

      Review and Herald Publishing, D.C. 1938 - TITLE: FOUNDERS OF THE MESSAGE By EVERETT DICK 1938 SeventhDay Adventist AUTHOR: EVERETT DICK PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) /COPYRIGHT: Review and Herald Publishing, D.C. 1938 EDITION: First Edition CATEGORY: Religion, First Edition BINDING/COVER: Hardback with dust jacket ---NOT SIGNED--- CONDITION: (All defects if any are formulated into pricing by ViewFair Books books. If we miss any defects are highlights on any book, our policy is to make immediate amends to any customer): The jacket is in fair condition with minor wrinkles, chips, and fraying along the edges. There is a small piece of tape to the front lower side of spine. There is a 'The Seventh Day Adventist Church - Phoenixville, Penna.' seal on the front endpaper. This book is an ex-church library copy with the same seal in the back, a paper checkout slip, and an envelope with a seal or stamp of some type taped to the back board. Book is without any other marks or writings, pages are clean, book is tight and sturdy. SIZE: 4 ½ x 7 (approximately) PAGES: 333 pages BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: First Edition. Review and Herald Publishing, D.C. 1938. Good/Fair dust jacket condition. Ex-church library copy with with a couple of round church stamps and rude like checkout system present. Contents: William Miller, Father of the Advent Movement in America 13 Joshua V. Himes, The Great Publicity Agent 69 Joseph Bates, Pioneer of the Pioneers Among Seventh-day Adventists 105 James White, The Father of the Publishing Work 155 Ellen G. White, Messenger of God 199 J.N. Loughborough, Chronicler of Pioneer Day 251 John Nevins Andrews, Pioneer Theologian, Defender of the Sabbath, First Overseas Worker 299 THERE IS ONLY ONE OTHER COPY OF THIS BOOK FOUND FOR SALE ON THE INTERNET, AND IT IS PRICED AT $200+ WITHOUT A DUST JACKET!!!!! GOOD PRICE!! REALLY GOOD PRICE! 499-450 InvCode zy70 ViewFair Books : 003018 Size: 8 x 5 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Flying Colours - SIGNED by the Author

      Michael Joseph, 1938. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Michael Joseph in 1938. A very good+ book without inscriptions - some light spotting to the page edges. SIGNED on the rare Rex Whistler designed Book Society plate to the front endpaper by Forester. In a very good unclipped wrapper with some light loss to the spine tips and a little corners - Spine browned as usual. Rare with the SIGNED bookplate.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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