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        Homage To Catalonia

      Secker and Warburg, 1938. Hardcover. Near Fine. A first edition, first printing published by Secker and Warburg in 1938. A near fine book without inscriptions, with some very light small stains to the top edge. Some off-setting to the endpapers. Externally very bright indeed. In a dust wrapper which has benefitted from some neat professional restoration to the spine tips and to the bottom edge and now presents as a near fine example. Price clipped. A very rare book indeed and the author's fourth novel.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        The Hobbit or There and Back Again.

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1938. First American edition, first issue with bowing hobbit to the title page and all other issue points. Octavo, original cloth, map endpapers, illustrated by the author. In very good condition with some rubbing and wear to the cloth extremities, tiny name to the front free endpaper. "In enchanted Middle-earth, a small, comfort-loving Hobbit is awakened from his slumbers by a visitor who tells of lost treasure. Before Bilbo Baggins returns home again, he journeys past wizards and elves, talkative trees and treaure-guarding dragons, all swirling in cosmic battle between good and evil. J.R.R. Tolkien's fully realized fantasy world won over generations of children, and dazzled adults with its deft interweaving of medieval legend and made-up languages, maps, and creatures. Tolkien legitimized the modern fantasy genre, and provided the 1960's counterculture with antiwar, back-to-Eden icons" (NYPL Books of the Century 199).

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        Die Wilhelm-Gustloff-Stiftung. Ein Tatsachen- und Rechenschaftsbericht über Sozialismus der Gesinnung und der Tat in einem Nationalsozialistischen Musterbetrieb des Gaues Thüringen der NSDAP. Gewidmet in Dankbarkeit dem Führer am fünften Jahrestage seiner Machtergreifung in Deutschland. Herausgegeben vom Stiftungsführer, Gauleiter und Reichsstatthalter in Thüringen Fritz Sauckel * mit Anschreiben von Staatsrat Otto Eberhardt

      Vollständige Original-Ausgabe: großformatiger Bildband im Format 27,5 x 38,5 cm, Broschur / Kartoneinband mit farbig illustriertem Deckeltitel (Zeichnung: Hierl). 68 Seiten, mit zahlreichen, teilweise ganzseitigen schwarz-weißen und einigen farbigen Fotoabbildungen auf Kunstdruckpapier, Gesamtgestaltung: Gaupresseamtsleiter Bruno Nowack, Gesamtherstellung: J.J.Weber / Leipzig-Berlin. - Aus dem Inhalt: ganzseitige Porträtfotografien von Reichskanzler Adolf Hitler sowie Gauleiter und Reichsstatthalter Fritz Sauckel - Geleitwort von Fritz Schaukel (Weimar, 30. Januar 1938) - Der Stiftungsführer der Wilhelm-Gustloff-Stiftung Gauleiter und Reichsstatthalter Fritz Sauckel - Wilhelm Gustloff (ganzseitige Bildbericht) - Von der jüdischen Firma Simson zur nationalsozialistischen Wilhelm-Gustloff-Stiftung, von Oberregierungsrat Dr.jur. Erich Buchmann und Oberregierungsrat Hellmuth Gommlich (mit vielen Fotoabbildungen, u.a.: "Zu einer liederlichen Geschäftsführung selbstverständlich ein liederliches und schmutziges Büro - so war es bei den Simsons üblich / So sahen sie aus: Die beiden Juden Dr. Julius Simson und Arthur Simson. Sie schädigten das Reich!") - Dieses Werk sei ein Fanal gegen den Bolschewismus! - Aus über 150 Orten des Thüringer Waldes kommen unsere Arbeitskameraden (ganzseitige Fotostrecke) - Ein historischer Tag: die Verkündung der Stiftung - Die Grundsätze der Stiftung und ihre bisherige Verwirklichung. Erfüllung sämtlicher Forderungen des nationalsozialistischen Parteiprogramms - Sie tragen die Verantwortung gegenüber dem Stiftungsführer. Der Verwaltungsrat der Stiftung und der Stiftungsbetriebe / Die Betriebsführer der Berlin-Suhler Waffen- und Fahrzeugwerke GmbH doppelseitiger Bildbericht (abgebildet u.a. Gauwirtschaftsberater Staatsrat Otto Eberhardt) - Aus nationalsozialistischem Geiste die schaffende Tat. Weltanschauliche Schulung als Grundlage der Gemeinschaft - Blick in Thüringens Ferne, Gemälde von Professor Gugg / Weimar, im Besitze von Gauleiter und Reichsstatthalter Sauckel (ganzseitige farbige Wiedergabe) - Das Gemeinschaftshaus in Suhl (ganzseitige Farbwiedergabe eines Gemäldes) - Die Stiftung nimmt dem Gefolgschaftsmitglied die Sorge um sein Alter. Ab 30. Januar 1938 trat die neue Altersversorgung in Kraft - Glückliche Menschen in gesunden Wohnungen. Großzügiger Siedlungsbau in Weimar und Suhl - Für den Sozialismus der Tat wirkt das Personalamt, u.a. mit Foto: "Der Leiter des Personalamts Pg. Dr. Jürgen Freiherr von Orgies- Rutenberg" - So feierte die Gefolgschaft den 1. Mai-nationalsozialistische Bauten in der Gauhauptstadt Weimar (doppelseitiger Bildbericht mit 7 Fotos, u.a.: Modell der Bauten am Platz Adolf Hitlers in Weimar, Gauforum, Rückansicht des Neubaus Hotel Elephant mit den Zimmern des Führers, Nietzsche-Gedächtnishalle in Weimar, Eingang zur Halle der Volksgemeinschaft, der Platz Adolf Hitlers) Rutenberg" . . . Gutes Exemplar, weitere Beschreibung s.Nr.22274! - Deutsches / Drittes Reich, Gauhauptstadt Weimar, Nationalsozialismus in Thüringen, nationalsozialistischer Bildband, Adolf Hitler in Mitteldeutschland, Führerkult, Hitler-Verehrung, illustrierte Bücher, Nationalsozialistischer Musterbetrieb, NS.-Schrifttum, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut Versand an Institutionen auch gegen Rechnung

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        Listen! The wind

      Bok. New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1938. Foreword by Charles Lindbergh. ix, 275 s., kartor. Dekorerat klotband, bra skick. 15x21 cm. Dedikation: "For Princess Jasvil from Anne Morrow Lindbergh and Charles A. Lindbergh, Illiec, October, 1938".

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Asken]
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        YOU PLAY THE BLACK AND THE RED COMES UP

      NY: Robert M. McBride and Company, 1938. First edition. Stamp "Property of Vangaurd Films, Inc." at endpapers and title page, touch of shelf wear to spine ends and corners, a little soiling at edges, a bright nearly fine copy, without the dust jacket. (13990). Octavo, [1-8] 1-213 [214-216, blank], original red cloth, front and spine stamped in black. Classic hardboiled mystery novel set in Southern California. From a new essay on the book by Woody Haut at the online Los Angeles Review of Books (7/29/11) -"The book does read like James Cain filtered through Thomas Pynchon. Although Knight's first person narrative begins in typical tough-guy fashion, with Dick Dempsey, an Oklahoma-born AWOL Marine hopping a freight in Texas for Southern California in pursuit of his wife and son, it soon moves off in another, wilder direction - more like a noir Alice in Lotus Land than a cool and conventional hardboiled novel." The author's only mystery novel, best known for creating the character Lassie the dog.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins

      The Vanguard Press, New York 1938 - A bright, crisp copy of the 1938 2nd printing, referring to "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street" on the rear flap (Younger and Hirsch, pgs. 62-64). VG- (with light scuffing and rubbing to the panels and light soiling to the text) in a bright, price-intact ("$2.95"), VG dustjacket, with light chipping at the front panel's lower corner (not affecting the text), light chipping at the spine ends and very light creasing to the panels. Quarto, wondefully illustrated thruout by the good Doctor. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Stoneware Monkey

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1938. Turquoise cloth in pictorial dust jacket. Book has large waterstain to spine and back panel, not affecting any interiors which are clean. dust jacket with wear and shallow chipping to extremities. Slight evidence of water on back panel. Better than it sounds.Uncommon book esp in jacket.. 1st. Cloth. VG-/VG-. 8vo.

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        MARRANOS IN PORTUGAL survey by the Portuguese Marranos Committee. London 1926 to 1938.

      Vestry Offices, Bevis Marks, London 1938 - Original wrappers bound in. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        Walker Evans - American Photographs

      Museum of Modern Art, 1938. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. 200 pages. Hardcover. Black cloth with spine label intact. 87 black & white plates. $2.50 at bottom of dust jacket flap. Essay by Lincoln Kirstein. Light foxing to front and rear preliminary pages. Dust jacket with stains, tape repaired tears - jacket now protected with clear plastic cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Record # 613806

      [Bookseller: Monroe Street Books]
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        DECOR OF THE BUILDINGS] Kamenye shtukaturki [i.e. The Stone Plasters]

      Vsesoiuznaia akademiia arhitektury, Moscow 1938 - 68 pp.: ill. 22,5 x 15 cm. In original publisher's wrappers. Small tears and some losses of the spine, crease of the front cover and the title page, owner's pencil underlinings. The first edition. This is a unique edition containing the plaster materials classification (cement, lime, stone dust), the tables of stone plaster ingredients and recipes of stone plasters, the cost of the plasters. The book includes instructions for making plasters and ways to apply it (decorative plastering provides final decor of the buildings). With 27 illustrations (photographs, drawings and schemes) including existing examples of exterior decor of the building. It was published by Laboratory of Finishing Works at the All-Union Academy of Architecture. Mikhail Krestov was Soviet engineer and architect who wrote a row of works on internal and external building decoration. His book is based on the experience of Soviet construction of the 1934-1937. No copies in USA according to Worldcat. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookvica]
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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 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        Rebecca - One of 200 Special Presentation Editions

      Gollancz 1938 - A first edition, first printing published by Gollancz in 1938. Some foxing to the prelims (title, half title) and to the page edges. Marked 'Special Presentation Edition' to the title page as called for. Gollancz wanted to publish 'Rebecca' quickly before the onset of World War Two. Du Maurier sent her final manuscript to the publishers in April 1938. The book was then published in August 1938, the Book Society Choice for August followed, and did the Literary Guild Choice for October 1938. By the 15th of October, 'Rebecca' had sold 50,000 copies and 72,000 by the 25th of May 1939 (Simons & Fullbrook 1998). Sir Victor Gollancz wanted to increase sales pressure, so in November 1938 printed 200 'Special Presentation Editions' which he sent to the 'Principal Rajars of the Book Trade' (ibid) to 'act as a kind of appetiser (.) receiving a special edition will flatter them and this is the first time we have ever issued a special edition' The Cheap edition was printed on the 24th July of 1939 'a few days before the anniversary of its first publication'. Unaccountably scarce and only the second copy we have handled. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        Penthouse Pagan

      New York: Phoenix Press. (1938). First. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper with just a touch of rubbing and a couple of tiny tears. Risque novel featuring a ravishingly beautiful young woman who trades her charms to be a kept woman in a swanky penthouse. A beautiful copy of a scarce title. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Original pen and ink of Nathan Mann (Natale Menchetti) knocking down Joe Louis caption reading "Although no one except possibly Nathan himself expects it-the fact remains that if Mann should hang one on the Louis Jaw he will be the new Heavyweight Champion-"

      New York 1938 - Fine, large, original pen-and-ink cartoon drawing by Mullins, signed by him lower right. 1 vols. Image 18 x 14 inches aprox. Willard Mullin (September 14, 1902 - December 20, 1978) was an American sports cartoonist. He is most famous for his creation of these "Brooklyn Bum", the personification of the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team. He received the Reuben Award for 1954 for his work, as well as the National Cartoonist Society Sports Cartoon Award for each year from 1957 through 1962, and again in 1964 and 1965. Framed and glazed. Lower right has been framed out 4 x 4 inch area Fine, large, original pen-and-ink cartoon drawing by Mullins, signed by him lower right. 1 vols. Image 18 x 14 inches aprox [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Ansicht von Wörth am Rhein. - Original Ölgemälde entstanden zwischen 1938 bis 1947. - Öl auf Malkarton, links unten signiert.

      Wörth am Rhein 1938. Bild ca. 48,5 x 37 cm -- Rahmen-Aussenmass: ca. 62,5 x 50,5 cm - Arthur Niso war ein brasilianischer Maler, der von 1928-1946 in Deutschland lebte. Er war Schüler von Heinrich von Zügel, Max Bergmann und Angelo Jank. Schon 1931, selbst noch Student, stellte er im Münchener Glaspalast aus. 1938 bis 1945 beteiligte er sich an mehreren großen Ausstellungen. 1946 kehrte er nach Brasilien zurück, wo er Gründer der Schule für Musik und Bildende Kunst von Paraná wurde. -- Eine der seltenen Wörther Stadtansichten von Nisio. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        IVORY VALLEY: AN ADVENTURE OF CAPTAIN KETTLE

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

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Gottes Rune. Ein Buch von Glaube und Treue * Roman aus der Kampfzeit der NSDAP in O R I G I N A L - G A N Z L E D E R - V o r z u g s a u s g a b e

      München, Zentralverlag der NSDAP Frz.Eher Nachf., 1938. Vollständige Ausgabe im Original Verlagshandeinband (Ganzleder / Leder / OGLdr / OLdr / Ldr im Format 13 x 19,2 cm) mit dekoriertem Rücken- und Deckeltitel sowie Kopfsilberschnitt, 469 Seiten, Schrift: Fraktur. \"Warum handgebunden? - Die wesentlichsten Vorzüge des guten Handbandes sind: Die einzelnen Druckbögen werden mit der Hand nach dem Schriftspiegel gefalzt. Die Bogenränder werden dadurch zwar ungleich, aber das Satzbild steht gerade. Um infolge der ungleichen Ränder ein späteres zu starkes Beschneiden mit der Maschine zu vermeiden, werden die Bogen einzeln, vorne und unten, mit der Pappschere auf ein Mittelmaß rauh beschnitten. Dadurch wird der Druckrand weitestgehend geschont. Als erste und letzte Lage wird dem Buche zum Schutze eine leere Papierlage hinzugefügt, welche mit einem feinen Leinen- oder echten Japanpapierfalz versehen ist. Geheftet wird der Handband nach sorgfältiger Auswahl des Heftzwirnes auf echten erhabenen oder aufgedrehten flachen Bünden und auf Pergamentriemchen (welche beim Pergamentbande durch den Rücken gezogen werden). Oben wird das Buch beschnitten und erhält nicht nur der Schönheit willen Goldschnitt, sondern diese feine Metallschicht schützt vielmehr die dem Lichte und Staub am meisten ausgesetzte Schnittfläche vor deren schädlichen Einflüssen. Die Deckel werden in einem tiefen Falz angesetzt, mit den Bünden nach außen. Ein Herausreißen aus der Decke ist somit nur unter Zuhilfenahme von Werkzeug möglich. Als Einbandmaterial kommen sumachgares, lichtechtes Saffian, Kalbleder, vereinzelt auch Rindsleder, ferner naturelles und weißes Schweinsleder sowie Kalbspergament zur Verwendung. Ein mit der Hand hergestelltes, dazupassendes Überzugpapier sowie Handvergoldung oder Blinddruck am Rücken ergänzen das Werk nach außen. Ein solcher Einband entspricht allen Anforderungen, die an einen Gebrauchsband gestellt werden können.\" Aus einem alten Prospekt von Richard Hönn, ehemals Handbinderei des Verlages Albert Langen, Werkstatt für feine Buchbinder- und Lederarbeiten in München, Dienerstrasse 14. - Erstausgabe, 1.Auflage in sehr guter Erhaltung (Vorderschnitt minimal stockfleckig, sonst tadellos) - Deutsches / Drittes Reich, Lederausgabe, Lederband, Luxusausgabe, deutsche Kunstbuchbinderei im 20. Jahrhundert, alte Kämpfer, Kampfzeit der Bewegung, Nationalsozialisten, deutsche Menschen in der NSDAP, nationalsozialistischer Roman, NS.-Schrifttum, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut Versand D: 5,90 EUR Deutsches / Drittes Reich, Lederausgabe, Lederband, Luxusausgabe, deutsche Kunstbuchbinderei im 20. Jahrhundert, alte Kämpfer, Kampfzeit der Bewegung, Nationalsozialisten, deutsche Menschen in der NSDAP, nationalsozialistischer Roman, NS.-Schrifttum, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut

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        City Planning Housing: A Graphic Review of Civic Art 1922-1937 (Volume Three)

      New York: The Srchitectural Book Publishing Co, 1938. Cloth. Very Good +/Near Fine. A crisp, very sharp copy of the 1938 1st edition. Tight and VG+ (with light foxing at the half-title and along the fore-edge) in a bright, price-intact, Near Fine dustjacket, which has remained remarkably clean and well-preserved. Folio, hundreds and hundreds of illustrations and diagrams thruout. Edited by William W. Forster and Robert C. Weinberg and with a Foreword by Sir Raymond Unwin.

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        THE YEARLING

      Scribner, NY 1938 - FINE book, VG(but worn) DJ(in Brodart). Book & DJ clean, bright & very attractive. 1st ed book ("A" & seal), in 1st state DJ. 1st ed book, 1938 tp & cp dates, cp with "A" & Scribner's seal. More importantly DJ has publisher's synopsis on back panel. Next state DJ reprinted various reviewer's praises. Near flawless book. Very faint gutter line browning. Neatly inked name dated 1938 at very top of ffep. Flawless otherwise. Immaculate text block edges. Light green top edge with no hint of dust staining. Fore edges are deckled, the exposed edges of which of are normally great dust collectors. This fore edge as white as new. Same with the bottom edge. Immaculate cover. No rubbing, let alone wear, fraying or bumping. But for 1938 name, book's inside "MINT", "AS NEW", "VERY FINE". DJ very clean & bright but worn. See photos. FINE book, VG DJ. DJ with $2.50 price. Bright, clean book & DJ. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        3 RINGS: A CIRCUS BOOK

      BROWN, PAUL. BROWN,PAUL. 3 RINGS: A CIRCUS BOOK. NY: Scribner 1938 (1938 A). 4to, cloth backed pictorial boards, VG+ in repaired and chipped dust wrapper. 1st edition. Illustrated on every page by Brown in line and with bold and wonderful full color illustrations as well (featuring circus animals and of course his famous horses). Nice firsts in dust wrapper are hard to find.

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        TARZAN AND THE FORBIDDEN CITY .

      Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Publishers [1938]., Tarzana, California - Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-315 [316: blank] [317: ads] [318-320: blank] [note: final leaf is a blank], five inserted plates with illustrations by John Coleman Burroughs, original pebbled blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in orange, top edge stained red. First edition. Bleiler (1978), p. 36. Reginald 02319. Heins FC-1. Just a bit of sunning to spine panel, else a fine copy in fine (like new) second state (non-laminated) pictorial dust jacket. A sharp copy. (#147258) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Max and the White Phagocytes

      Obelisk Press, Paris 1938 - Wrappers, which are well-protected in a mylar jacket, show only a few very short splits, and the usual browning to the spine. Text has some of the usual browning, but an exceptionally solid copy. Former owner signature dated 'Paris - October 1938'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Official History of the Australian Army Medical Services in the War of 1914-1918. Volume 1 [to] Volume 3

      Australian War Memorial, Melbourne (Volume 1) and Canberra 1938 - 1938 (second edition)/ 1930, 1940 and 1943. Octavo, three volumes, xxvi, 873, [1] (publisher's advertisement for the Bean and Butler sets) pages with 4 diagrams, 10 graphs, 8 maps and a full-page illustration (page 586), plus a tipped-in errata slip, 4 diagrams, 8 graphs, 16 maps (including 2 double-page maps) and 128 plates; xvi, 1010, [1] (tipped-in publisher's advertisement for the Bean and Butler sets, verso blank) pages with 37 diagrams, 12 graphs, 11 maps and a full-page illustration of 'Conventional Signs' (page 959), plus 2 maps and 91 plates; and xx, 1103 pages plus 35 plates numbered with letters, and 10 diagrams (all strong medical images), and 34 numbered plates (one with 5 small portraits) of more general but relevant interest. Dark blue cloth very lightly marked, with a trifling blemish to a few letters of the title on the spine of the first volume; endpapers a little foxed and offset; edges a little foxed, with occasional light foxing to the text; foxing notwithstanding, about as fine a complete matched set you are likely to find. And it doesn't stop there: EACH VOLUME IS INSCRIBED, SIGNED AND DATED BY THE AUTHOR. The first two volumes are inscribed on the half-title thus: 'A. Graham Butler. Canberra Nov 18th 1942'. The third volume is inscribed on the front flyleaf: 'A. Graham Butler. Austn War Memorial. Canberra ACT. Oct 6th 1943'. These volumes are the medical companion to the twelve-volume 'Official History of Australia in the War, 1914-1918'. All three volumes are scarce; the third volume must be deemed rare; and until we sold a very indifferent set with Butler family provenance a year ago, we had not seen nor even heard of any signed volumes before. Arthur Graham Butler (1872-1949) 'was appointed regimental medical officer of the 9th Battalion which sailed for Egypt in September. . . Butler was in one of the first boats ashore at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 . . . He was the only medical officer to win the Distinguished Service Order at Anzac, where he remained until October . . . In 1923, "against his wish, but from a sense of public duty", he agreed to write the official history of the Australian Army Medical Services in the war; the task was to occupy the next twenty years of his life. He gave up his practice' and lived in relative poverty. He wrote all three volumes 'except part of the first. . . His literary work displays the qualities that he showed on the battlefield: courage, compassion and meticulousness. He sought to isolate and analyse important problems as a guide to future policy and management. His arguments are trenchant, his scholarship exact and penetrating. His wide-ranging, critical statistical appendices are especially valuable and shocking in their implications. His three volumes are among the most distinguished war history texts of the English-speaking nations' (Australian Dictionary of Biography). Dornbusch 254; Fielding and O'Neill, page 209; Trigellis-Smith 313-315 and 737-739. None of these tackle the pagination, let alone the plate count, and we fully understand why this is so. We thought we had got it right in the Braga Catalogue, but alas no. The above details are a great improvement, but we stand to be corrected (and more power to you!). For the record, the title pages of the three volumes of the history give the following information, for what it's worth: 'With 228 illustrations, maps, and graphs' (Volume 1); 'With 212 illustrations, maps, and graphs' (Volume 2); and 'With 85 illustrations, graphs, and diagrams' (Volume 3). Last, and probably least, we suggest that the only difference between the first and second editions of Volume 1 is that the errata slip on page xi in the former is no longer required, as the eight corrections have been made to the text in the second edition. Please use the 'Ask Bookseller a Question' link below to confirm availability and postage charges. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Tim and Lucy Go To Sea

      OUP, New York 1938 - [1938]. Pictorial boards with cloth spine, edges rubbed, else fine; matching dust jacket with long closed tear to front panel, losses to spine ends and corners, small faint drawing in pencil on rear panel, original price intact. Tim and Lucy convince Mr. Grimes to take them on an ocean voyage. Remarkable and memorable color artwork on every page. Printed on one side of the paper. Size: Folio [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: E. M. Maurice Books, ABAA]
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        Journey to the Border

      London, Hogarth Press 1938 - First edition. One of 1200 copies printed (Woolmer 439). Offsetting to endpapers, the slightest of creasing to dustwrapper else a fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grogan]
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        Two Poems: Possible Progenitor, To Lincoln Steffens.

      San Mateo, CA: Quercus Press. 1938 - Folio. [12 pp.] String-Bound Wraps, Good with staining, tears, creasing, minor losses to covers, some creasing to pages. No. 8 of 30 copies. Scarce. First Edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        TARZAN AND THE FORBIDDEN CITY

      Tarzana, California: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Publishers, [1938].. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-315 [316: blank] [317: ads] [318-320: blank] [note: final leaf is a blank], five inserted plates with illustrations by John Coleman Burroughs, original pebbled blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in orange, top edge stained red. First edition. Bleiler (1978), p. 36. Reginald 02319. Heins FC-1. A fine copy in nearly fine first state (laminated) pictorial dust jacket with light wear to corner tips. A nice copy. (#140766)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        THE RED STAR OF TARZAN [TARZAN AND THE FORBIDDEN CITY] in ARGOSY [complete in six issues]

      New York: The Frank A. Munsey, Company, 1938. Issues four and six are very good with four having some paper loss to upper spine edge and six some edge wear, the other issues are nearly fine to fine, still an attractive set. (20861). Octavo, six issues, cover illustration for the March 19 issue by Rudolph Belarski, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Complete six part serial "The Red Star of Tarzan." The editor had this serial re-written and expanded by Ben Nelson and Burroughs Mitchell. The novel, published in book form as TARZAN AND THE FORBIDDEN CITY, used Burroughs manuscript and not the serial version. Belarksi based his Tarzan cover painting on Johnny Weissmuller. Zeuscher, Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Bibliography, pp. 341-342.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        TARZAN AND THE FORBIDDEN CITY ..

      Tarzana, California: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Publishers, [1938].. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-315 [316: blank] [317: ads] [318-320: blank] [note: final leaf is a blank], five inserted plates with illustrations by John Coleman Burroughs, original pebbled blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in orange, top edge stained red. First edition. Teitler 207. Bleiler (1978), p. 36. Reginald 02319. Heins FC-1. A fine copy in bright, very good first state (laminated) pictorial dust jacket with light wear at edges and two closed tears, 20 mm at upper edge of front panel near spine fold, and 54 mm at bottom edge of front panel near spine fold. (#148403)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
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        Three Harbours

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, (1938). Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott. (1938). First. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper. An exceptionally bright and crisp copy. Revolutionary War epic. Very scarce, especially in this condition. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Evolution Of Physics The Growth Of Ideas From Early Concepts To Relativity And Quanta

      New Yolrk: Simon & Schuster, 1938. First American Edition. Blue Cloth. Very Good + Book/Very Good. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs, Charts and Diagrams. Signed By James G Wendel. 1st Printing X, 319 Pp + 1 Pp Ads At Rear. Blue Cloth, Gilt, Yellow Endpapers. One Of 6000 Copies Of The American First Printing; Dj Priced $2.50 At Bottom Of Rear Flap, With Price Much Nearer The Gold Border Than The Bottom Edge; On Later Printings The Price Is Aligned Midway. [Publisher's Note On Dj States That The Uk, Dutch And American Editions Were Being Issued Simultaneously].Book Is Very Good, Gilt Very Bright, Cloth Clean, Rear Hinge Cracked In Upper 2 3/4", Clean, Unmarked Pages; One Quarter Inch Square Area Of Fading At Upper Left Of Spine Panel. With Heraldic Bookplate On Front Pastedown, Mostly Under Flap Of Dj. Dj Clean, Spine Lettering Somewhat Browned, Light Wear, 1/2" Triangular Chip At Top Of Rear Panel, Still Present But Loose; Minute Losses At Corners; Browning To Edges Of White Rear Panel But No Browning At All To Front Panel.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        Captain Satan 26/1938-Popular Pubs-Tommy gun-strong cover colors-VG

      Popular 1938 - -Tommy gun cover -"A Ghost Rides The Dawn" -Strong colors on front cover -Rare late issue Condition: VG

      [Bookseller: DTA Collectibles]
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        Faust. Tragedie de Goethe selon la traduction de Gerard de Nerval.

      Ch. Henchoz, Paris 1938 - Sublime edition of Goethe's Faust illustrated by Art Deco master Francois-Louis Schmied. Considered one of the greatest book illustrators of the 20th century, Ward Ritchie calls this Faust "the most ambitious project that Schmied had undertaken to publish". Schmied began work on the book in 1929 but due to the financial repercussions arising from the Great Depression was forced to abandon the project for a number of years. Fortunately, the publisher Charles Henchoz agreed to sponsor and publish the book in 1936 and work was resumed. Schmied painted sixty-six illustrations for the book which were then engraved on wood by his son Theo. Ritchie states that "Schmied, from his outpost in Morocco carefully supervised the printing of the illustrations. It is an amazing example of the devotion to perfection that Schmied had." Printed in a limited edition of 106 copies, this copy is number 79, signed by the author in pencil. I could locate only three copies of this work in the United States. 4to (35 x 24cm), 66 compositions in color, including 20 full-page plates. Loose as issued in original wrappers, uncut, original cloth folder and slip-case. Offsetting as is common with Schmied due to his special formula for ink. A few very slight foxing marks. Fine condition. [Carteret Illustrés IV, 188.]

      [Bookseller: Zinos Books]
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        The Evolution Of Physics The Growth Of Ideas From Early Concepts To Relativity And Quanta

      Simon & Schuster, New Yolrk 1938 - X, 319 Pp + 1 Pp Ads At Rear. Blue Cloth, Gilt, Yellow Endpapers. One Of 6000 Copies Of The American First Printing; Dj Priced $2.50 At Bottom Of Rear Flap, With Price Much Nearer The Gold Border Than The Bottom Edge; On Later Printings The Price Is Aligned Midway. [Publisher's Note On Dj States That The Uk, Dutch And American Editions Were Being Issued Simultaneously].Book Is Very Good, Gilt Very Bright, Cloth Clean, Rear Hinge Cracked In Upper 2 3/4", Clean, Unmarked Pages; One Quarter Inch Square Area Of Fading At Upper Left Of Spine Panel. With Heraldic Bookplate On Front Pastedown, Mostly Under Flap Of Dj. Dj Clean, Spine Lettering Somewhat Browned, Light Wear, 1/2" Triangular Chip At Top Of Rear Panel, Still Present But Loose; Minute Losses At Corners; Browning To Edges Of White Rear Panel But No Browning At All To Front Panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        22 Democratic Party Campaign Broadsides for the Presidential Campaign of 1936

      Democratic National Campaign Committee, [Washington, D.C.] 1938 - An apparently complete set of twenty-two broadsides trumpeting the accomplishments of FDR in his first term and warning against the regressive social and fiscal policies of the Republicans. Each broadside on a different theme: Housing; the WPA; Trade Policy; Taxes; Farm Relief, etc. The broadsides were issued in 1938, probably for the mid-term elections of that year. OCLC shows none of the broadsides to be separately cataloged. 22 quarto broadsides (12" x 7-1/2" - ca. 30.5cm x 19cm). Printed recto-only in black ink on various colored paperstocks. Gentle marginal fading to one or two pieces; generally about Fine.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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