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    Two Charles Scribner's Sons Books, including: Friedrich Mader. Distant Worlds: The Story of a Voyage to the Planets. Translated from the German by Max Shachtman. Illustrated by Robert A. Graef. New York, London: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1932. Octavo. vi, 343 pages. Four illustrated plates, including the frontispiece. Publisher's bright orange cloth covers with the front cover lettered and illustrated in black. The spine is lettered in black. Top edge stained black. Illustrated dust jacket. Some rubbing to the covers and jacket, small discolored spot at the head of the front cover, a small piece missing from the head of the jacket front, some tiny closed tears to the head and foot of the jacket spine, small tear to the rear jacket hinge, some discolored spots to the jacket spine, some soiling to the back of the jacket, small notation on the inner jacket flap and the front pastedown endpaper. Altogether a very good copy. Friedrich Mader, German author, wrote extensively in the juvenile scientific genre, and the present work was the first of his to be translated into English. In this work his characters travel from planet to planet, encountering great adventures, until they come upon a planet likened to paradise. [and:] V. F. Calverton. The Man Inside: Being the Record of the Strange Adventures of Allen Steele Among the Xulus. Illustrations by Charles Alston. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1936. Octavo. xvi, 313 pages. Seven illustrated plates, including the frontispiece. Publisher's black cloth covers with the front cover and spine lettered in silver. Illustrated dust jacket. Top edge stained red. Some rubbing to the covers and jacket, very minor bowing to the front cover, some soiling to the jacket, some tearing to the head of the jacket spine, some small closed tears to the head and foot of the jacket spine, thin red mark on the front of the jacket, price clipped, some toning to the endpapers. V. F. Calverton's novel grapples with the problems of modern civilization through the character of a scientist who conducts experiments of hypnotism to test his developmental theories in the depths of a tropical jungle, revealing the inner sub-rational man. Charles Scribner's Sons was founded in 1846 in New York. Scribner's merged with Atheneum in 1978 to become The Scribner Book Companies and then Macmillan in 1984. It was then bought by Simon &Schuster in 1994.

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