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         John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1939 - 1939 Original Hardback Wisden, Ex library

      1939. Hi, We recently purchased the Wisdens from the Bolton Library and were pleasently surprised by their condition, they are Ex-Library and have stamps etc to them but they are priced very low so a great way to buy a cheap hardback that may be better than you think. This lot is a 1939 Original Hardback Wisden in Good+ Condition, This Wisden is a very good book for an ex library. The boards are a touch dark with the odd mark but the hinges are strong, you can see the mesh which is very common for a '39 but they hold their own. Decent Gilt. The library factor are : Stamps to a few pages, stamps to page block and a white square fixed to the last page and stamp. Not too bad.

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         An Essay on Flecker

      First edition, one of 30 (actually 32 - see Nash & Flavell) copies printed. Small folio, original white cloth lettered in gilt on front cover, slipcase. No Place, the Corvinus Press.

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         Secret Despatches from Arabia 

      Published by Permission of the Foreign Office. Foreword by A.W. Lawrence. Frontispiece portrait of Lawrence in Arab dress. One of 1,000 numbered copies. First edition. Small folio, original half black crushed morocco, spine lettered in gilt within raised bands, cream linen boards, t.e.g., others uncut, card slipcase. Golden Cockerel Press.

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         The Grapes of Wrath

      Viking, New York 1939 - Slightly cocked, else near fine in a very good or better unclipped dust jacket. Jacket spine a bit toned, light wear to the exremities. "First Edition" statement intact at the bottom corner of the front flap. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Big Sleep

      New York: Knopf, 1939. First Edition. cloth. Near fine/Fine. 1st edition of his first book. Near fine in a fine dust jacket, a crease on the back, but fresher than an Italian bachelor, luminous and pristine, with lively colors (whites on the spine are bright white), a fugitive from the law of averages. Here is a dust jacket that glows in places that other jackets don't even have places, one that could only be brighter if it had an arc of blue electricity around it, ideal for an old elephant hunting the youngest leaves at the top of the tree. In contrast, for half our price, you can buy one in a very good jacket (repaired ones should be even cheaper), but copies that are not fine will prove common forever, and deliver all the lasting pride of a Thanksgiving Day trash bag torn open in a winter wind. And don't fall for spangled online descriptions praising other Big Sleep jackets as being in fine condition compared to this one, because the itch to hedge such narratives spurs more lies than taxes, sex, diets, profiles, and resumes, but our copy is all good chi. Welcome to the high ground. Breathe the clean air in the biblioctosphere. The Big Sleep introduces Philip Marlowe (the detective), patient as a sorrow and solitary as an oyster, poking around a rootless L. A. run by The Combination, in the days before SoCal took itself seriously, half a sleepy town, half an emerging metropolis, filled with all the risks and none of the monitoring still commonly met with in adolescent cities. The Big Sleep also introduces Raymond Chandler (the writer), polished and subtle, skilled beyond his genre of choice, and able beyond even his mainstream peers. He sets the novel in his present, during the depression, so money influences all the action, and everybody is disillusioned and cynical, including Marlowe, but Marlowe owns his morality, a white cavalier alone in the noir, and Chandler's control of symbolism pictures him (in the beginning) posed as a knight in a stained glass window, and later (in action) with a knight's move on a chess board. And there are contrasts, like the deserted oil fields with rusted pumps, the very oil fields that made General Sternwood his millions, analogized against the luxury of his home, grand and gaudy, which has come out of the oil fields, although the place from which the money came is a ruin. And Chandler can paint too, and does so with an ambiance that is thick and shady and corrupt, but still familiar, and there is foreshadowing ("It was going to rain soon. There was pressure in the air already"), so the reader is inclined to guess where events are going but seldom gets it right. And then there are his characters, who all get double crossed, but behave believably, and his lovely tropes, sarcasm's, and rhetorical devices, and most obvious of all, is the complexity of his plot line, wherein sequence flows from necessity, though not all the loose ends get tied in resolution (Who killed the Chauffeur?). And at any point in the story someone, or something, new may enter from stage left with potent impact.

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         Beijing Landscape]

      [Beijing Special City Government Office] 1939 - 130 pp., illustrations. Consists of 65 single-sided color and black-and-white plates with facing-page descriptions, includes a fold-out map of the Beijing region. Cover is worn & faded, crease on cover corner, very small tears along 1st page edges, smudges on a few pages & half-title page, small edge tear to plates 3, 38, 46 & 59; 3-inch edge tear on plate 43. 0.0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Original Manuscript for the 4th Batman Story

      DC Comics, 1939. Original hand corrected typescript. The complete story from Detective Comics #30, here titled "The Batman and the Diamonds of Death" (the title changed when published to "The Return of Dr. Death"). 5 leaves (8" X 13"), 1,500 typed words plus 196 words of handwritten ink and pencil corrections, deletions, changes, and additions including a rewrite of the last scene on the back of page 5, with a sketch of a gliding Batman. Very good. This is Dark Knight incunabulum and rare as a 1 ended stick. I know of no other Batman manuscripts from this vintage, or even from near this vintage. In fact all DC super-hero manuscripts before 1945 are rare. Ex-Bob Kane. Ex-Sacripante. And (full disclosure) Ex-HA, $5,676, Nov. 23, 2013. Batman is the model for the modern super-hero without super powers. Always cryptic, fueled by his incomparable intellect, and powered by his fabulous toys, he first showed up 75 years ago in Detective Comics #27 (May, 1939) in a story written by Bill Finger and illustrated by Bob Kane. Finger also wrote the second story (in Detective Comics #28). Then Gardner Fox took over, writing the next 4 (including this one). Finger and Fox collaborated on the 7th story (in Detective Comics #33), then Fox wrote the 8th one alone before moving on to a long, influential, career at DC, co-creating The Sandman, Flash, Hawkman, and the first super-hero team-up with The Justice Society of America (forerunner of The Justice League). Literary super-heroes trace back, at least, to Gilgamesh, and then through Achilles, Aeneas, Beowulf, Merlin, and Robin Hood, to shout out a few. They divide on 2 lines, some with super powers, some without. The modern take on the independent super-hero without super powers began with Rodolphe in Sue's Mysteries of Paris, followed by such as Monte-Cristo, Sherlock Holmes and Zorro. And then there was Batman. And since then, no one's done it better. Very good.

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         The Grapes of Wrath

      New York: Viking, 1939. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. A First Edition, First Printing. Slightly cocked, else near fine in a very good or better unclipped dust jacket. Jacket spine a bit toned, light wear to the exremities. "First Edition" statement intact at the bottom corner of the front flap. .

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         La Commedia Col. Commento di Jacopo Della Lana Dal Codice Francofortese

      Justizrat Dr. Friedrich Schmidt-Knatz, Frankfurt Am Main 1939 - 15, 219p. Publishers tan cloth over paper covered boards kept in a protective slipbox. A facsimile edition of a 14th century Dante MS with an introductory preface in German and Italian. An handwritten letter by allegedly the daughter of the person who sponsored the publication is inserted and it describes the history of the publication. According to the letter, Marchese Agostino Ferrante di Ruffano was the Italian Consul General in Frankfort am Main between 1936-1939. While in Frankfurt, he was told by the German Society of Dante Alighieri of the existence of this MS dating back to 1328 with a commentary by Jacopo della Lana, a Bolognese and a contemporary of Dante. The MS had been brought to Frankfurt am Main by a citizen living in Milan, a banker named Mylius in 1831. Nothing, according to the letter, is apparently known of how Herr Mylius acquired the MS. The Marchese recognized the value of this MS and proposed raising funds to have it published. He was ably assisted by the Mayor of Frankfurt, Dr Krebs and also Herr Schroeder. The edition consisted of only 500 copies. The letter continues by stating that copy #1 was given to Adolf Hitler, then number 2 was supposed to go to Mussolini, but it was never sent. The next 100 copies were given to the Society of German Artisans in Frankfurt. Numbers 103-300 were given to the German Dante Alighieri Society and numbers 301-500 were given to the Italian Dante Alighieri Society in Frankfurt. The Marchese kept five copies, among those copy #2, as well as #309, 310, 304 and the 5th copy was left in Dresden. It states further that the Marchese was arrested by the Gestapo and sent to Northern Italy. This is copy #310, but it includes the ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN DEDICATION LEAF TO MUSSOLINI signed by the publisher and covered with a loose protective tissue paper as well as a photocopy of the limitation page in the copy that Mussolini should have received showing the #2. A fresh clean copy of a very attractive production with a unique publication history. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Secret Despatches From Arabia. Published by Permission of the Foreign Office

      The Golden Cockerel Press [1939], London - Limited edition of 1,000 numbered copies of which this is no. 459. "With the exception of the article 'Syrian cross-currents' which has not hitherto been printed, the contents of this volume were included in the confidential paper called 'The Arab bulletin' which was issued at Cairo from 6th June, 1916, to 6th December, 1918"--Foreword. 173 p. 26 cm. Frontispiece portrait. Quarter black leather with cream cloth. Binder's signature S&S (Sangorski & Sutcliffe) at bottom of front pastedown. Cloth darkened. Small white mark on spine tail. Some foxing. A compilation of T. E. Lawrence's wartime reports collected under an eye-catching title, "Secret Despatches." The documents are Crown Copyright and were therefore censored under the then pertaining fifty-year rule, so special dispensation to print was obtained from the Foreign Office. Topics include military notes, nationalism among the desert tribesmen, and commentary on Arab families and armies. Perhaps despatch XXVII, entitled Twenty-Seven Articles (p. 126-133) will be of the most interest to modern readers, for it provides 27 hints or "commandments" for those wishing to get along with the Sherifs in wartime, such as "Go easy just for the first few weeks," "Your ideal position is when you are present and not noticed," "Cling tight to your sense of humour," and "Never lay hands on an Arab; you degrade yourself." Glossary at rear. Foreword by A. W. Lawrence, the author's brother. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         WIND, SAND AND STARS

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1939. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. No. 25 OF 500 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. This account by the aristocratic French aviator of his experiences flying a mail plane over Africa and South America is perhaps the most lyrical work in the field of aviation, and at the same time a meditation on human solidarity and cooperation as universal values, as exemplified in the bonds between pilots. Saint-Exupéry (1900-44) includes here an account of his crash in the Sahara, which was one of the inspirations for his best-known work, "The Little Prince." In the end, the man who would die fighting the Nazis pleads for peace and international understanding: "Why hate one another? We stand together, carried along by the same planet, the crew of a single ship." The work was honored with the Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française and the National Book Award for Nonfiction.. 220 x 145 mm. (8 1/2 x 5 1/2"). 306 pp. Translated from the French by Lewis Galatière. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. No. 25 OF 500 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Original blue leather over patterned cloth boards, pictorial endpapers. In the original (somewhat faded and slightly worn) blue paper slipcase. With double-page title illustration and headpieces by John O'H. Cosgrove, II.Spine a little sunned (as typically), otherwise a very fine copy, and internally as new.This account by the aristocratic French aviator of his experiences flying a mail plane over Africa and South America is perhaps the most lyrical work in the field of aviation, and at the same time a meditation on human solidarity and cooperation as universal values, as exemplified in the bonds between pilots. Saint-Exupéry (1900-44) includes here an account of his crash in the Sahara, which was one of the inspirations for his best-known work, "The Little Prince." In the end, the man who would die fighting the Nazis pleads for peace and international understanding: "Why hate one another? We stand together, carried along by the same planet, the crew of a single ship." The work was honored with the Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française and the National Book Award for Nonfiction.

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         BIBLIOTEKAR VAN DER BOËCKEN Z ROTTERDAMU Pribeh pravdivy Prelozil Miloslav Novotny. [LE BIBLIOTHÉCAIRE DE VAN DER BOECKEN DE ROTTERDAM].

      Praha, 1939 [Prague] - 1 plaquette in-8 (22,5 x 13 cm), en feuilles, 33-(1) pages et 3 bois gravés mis en couleurs à la main au pincau par Konupek. Couverture muette de papier fort gris marbré (éditeur). 1 marque sur le titre et 1 petit bandeau également par Konupek (en noir). Complet. En langue tchèque. Edition originale imprimée par Jaroslav Picka à Prague en 1939 et publié par J. Duchan. Traduction de Miloslav Novotny d'après ce Conte pour les Bibliophiles publié pour la première fois en français en 1895. Jan Konupek est né le 10 octobre 1883 à Mladá Boleslav et est mort le 13 mars 1950 à Prague. Sa renommée de peintre, illustrateur et graveur est internationale. Son intense activité artistique Moderne Art pendant l'entre deux guerres en fait une figure majeure de l'art tchèque. On lui doit également de nombreux ex libris gravés à l'eau-forte, notamment. Les 3 illustrations présentes dans ce fascicule ont été soigneusement mises en couleurs au pinceau, probablement par l'artiste qui a également signé au colophon. Tirage limité à 80 exemplaires seulement sur papier de Hollande Pannekoek. L'histoire du bibliothécaire Van Der Boecken a été publiée initialement dans les Contes pour les Bibliophiles d'Octave Uzanne (Paris, 1895). Bel exemplaire de ce rarissime opuscule superbement illustré publié 8 ans après le décès d'Octave Uzanne. Voir notre autre ouvrage d'Octave Uzanne illustré par Konupek. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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         Die Grundzüge des Beschlagnahmerechts im Generalgouvernement. Nach der Beschlagnahmeordnung vom 25. Januar 1940 bearbeitet von Dr. Dr. Seiss / Warschau, Stand: 1. Januar 1942

      Vollständige Ausgabe im original Verlagseinband (Halbleinen OHLn / HLn 8gr.vo im Format 20,5 x 29,5 mit Deckeltitel, 64 Seiten (einseitig bedruckt), mit Sachregister. - Aus dem Vorwort: "Die vorliegende Schrift ist nur für den Gebrauch deutscher Dienststellen bestimmt. Sie stellt einen ersten Versuch einer systematischen Darstellung des Beschlagnahmerechts nach der Beschlagnahmeordnung unter Verarbeitung des mir zugängig gewesenen Materials in Form von Rundschreiben usw. seitens der Abteilung Treuhandverwaltung in der Regierung dar. Für weitere Zuleitung einschlägigen Materials wie für Anregungen, Vorschläge und kritische Stellungnahmen wäre ich dankbar. Die Behandlung des Entschuldungsproblems soll einer anderen Darstellung vorbehalten bleiben". - Aus dem Inhalt: Gesetzliche Bestimmungen (Verordnung über die Beschlagnahme von privatem Vermögen / Beschlagnahmeordnung vom 24.1.40 / Verordnung über die treuhänderische Verwaltung des beschlagnahmten land- und forstwirtschaftlichen Vermögens vom 24.20.40 / Verordnung über die Errichtung einer Treuhandstelle für das Generalgouvernement vom 15.11.39) - Erläuterungen zur Beschlagnahmeordnung (Vorbemerkungen / Rechtsquellen / Beschlagnahmestellen: nichtzivile Dienststellen, zivile Dienststellen / Die Beschlagnahme / Einziehung / Anhang (Formulare: Muster einer Beschlagnahmeverfügung, Muster eines Beschlagnahmeprotokolls, Muster eines Einziehungsantrages) - Sachregister. - Deutsches / Drittes Reich, Großdeutschland im 2.Weltkrieg, Polen unter deutscher Herrschaft, Beschlagnahme von polnischem Vermögen durch deutsche Dienststellen, Nationalsozialismus, Deutsches Obergericht Warschau, Polen unter deutscher Herrschaft, Beschlagnahmebehörden, Beschlagnahme nur zur Erfüllung gemeinnütziger Aufgaben, Erlass des Führers und Reichskanzlers über die Verwaltung des besetzten polnischen Gebietes vom 12. Oktober 1939, Einziehung herrenlosen Vermögens in Polen, Beschlagnahme durch militärische Stellen, Oberbefehlshaber Ost, Beschlagnahme durch die Einheiten der Ordnungspolizei und bewaffneten SS, Beschlagnahme durch die Sicherheitspolizei, Vermögensbeschränkungen, Verhütung von Vermögensverschleierung von Juden, Verfügungen über jüdisches Vermögen, Interessen des arischen Ehegatten, Ehe zwischen Juden und Nichtjuden, deutsche Gerichtsbarkeit, Feindkommissar, Feindvermögen, Betriebsschließung, Enteignung, früheres jüdisches Schulvermögen, Bewirtschaftungsstelle für Alt- und Abfallstoffe im Generalgouvernement, Strafbestimmungen, Generalgouverneur für die besetzten polnischen Gebiete Reichsleiter Dr. Hans Frank, Beschlagnahme des Vermögens des früheren polnischen Staates, Beschlagnahme von Kunstgegenständen im GG, deutsches Besatzungsrecht im Osten, Vorplatz des Reiches. - Kriegsdruck / Erstausgabe in guter Erhaltung (Bindung / Klammerheftung an letzte Lage lose, einige Seiten mit leichten Feuchtigkeitsflecken, sonst sehr gut) weitere Beschreibung s.Nr. 26038 ! Versand an Institutionen auch gegen Rechnung

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         Die Verwaltungs-Akademie. Ein Handbuch für den Beamten im nationalsozialistischen Staat, Bände 1 - 3 (Gesamtausgabe)

      (noch zu Nr. 11691:) . . . Medicus, Reichsverwaltung und Landesverwaltung / Weidemann, Deutsches Verwaltungsrecht / Danckwerths, Der Rechtsschutz in der Verwaltung / Karl Fiehler, Deutsches Gemeinderecht / Weidemann, Gemeinde und Staat, Partei, Volk, Wirtschaft / Seel, Deutsches Beamtenrecht / Kehrl, Die Polizei / Haselmayr, Die Wehrmacht / Blank, Fürsorge und Jugendrecht / Naendrup, Bürgerliches Recht Allgemeiner Teil / Hueck, Schuldrecht / Justus Wilhelm Hedemann, Sachenrecht / Fischer, Familien- und Erbrecht / Hedemann, Grundbuchrecht / Großmann-Doerth, Wirtschaftsrecht einschließlich Gewerberecht / Mansfeld, Arbeitsrecht / Richter, Sozialversicherung / Krug, Strafrecht / Schaffstein, Strafverfahren / Vollmar, Zivilprozessrecht / Kisch, Zwangsvollstreckung, Konkurs- und Vergleichsrecht / Schlegelberger, Freiwillige Gerichtsbarkeit (Band II) Dr.Posse (Staatssekretär im Reichs- und Preußischen Wirtschaftsministerium, Berlin): Die deutsche Wirtschaft, usw. - Beiliegend Originalschreiben (zweifarbiger Briefkopf, einseitig bedruckt, Din A4) des Verlags vom 2.Mai 1939 mit folgendem Text: "Sehr geehrter Herr! Heute überreichen wir Ihnen die Lieferungen 51/52 der "Verwaltungs-Akademie". Damit hat das Werk seinen Abschluss erreicht. Im einen wichtigen letzten Beitrag enthält die Sendung ein umfassendes Sachregister. Ferner liegt ein berichtigtes Inhaltsverzeichnis bei, das wir anstelle der mit der ersten Lieferung übersandten, jetzt überholten Inhaltsübersicht abzuheften bitten. Für die Zukunft steht in die "Verwaltungs-Akademie" somit als umfassendes Nachschlagewerk zur Seite, das sie kaum jemals bei einer Frage der Verwaltungspraxis und des staatsbürgerlichen Wissens im Stich gelassen wird . . . Heil Hitler! Die Verwaltungs-Akademie Industrieverlag Späth & Linde". - Erstausgabe, EA, erste Auflage in sehr guter Erhaltung teilweise etwas stockfleckig, wohl unbenutztes Exemplar. - Deutsches / Drittes Reich / Großdeutsches Reich, Großdeutschland, Verwaltungsakademie, Aufbau des nationalsozialistischen Staates, Ideologie / System des Nationalsozialismus, der völkische Führerstaat unter Adolf Hitler, deutsches Volksreich 1933-1945, nationalsozialistische Verwaltungsgrundsätze, Beamtenausbildung im 3.Reich, Weiterbildung / weltanschauliche Schulung der deutschen Beamten, der deutsche Beamtenkörper und seine nationalsozialistische Durchdringung, deutsches Berufsbeamtentum unter dem Hakenkreuz, Richtlinien für die deutsche Verwaltungsarbeit vor 1945, NS.-Schrifttum, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut Versand an Institutionen auch gegen Rechnung

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         Ten Little Niggers

      London: Collins / The Crime Club, 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing, second state with no date listed on copyright page. Very Good with light lean to spine, a bit of dust soiling, fading to cloth corresponding to jacket chips, and bumping to page corners. In a Very Good dust jacket with front flap clipped at bottom corner and publisher's price of 4'- net printed left of the clip (assumed second issue); edge wear with chipping heavier at spine ends, rubbing to folds, faint pencil markings to front panel and fading to spine. A controversial title to say the least, published in America and filmed as And then There Were None. This book remains one of Christie's best-selling novels, as well as the world's best-selling mystery book and one of the best-selling books of all time. It is widely considered the author's masterpiece.

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         La Baie des trépassés.

      Paris: Vollard, 1939.(). Original color aquatint. Intaglio print. 60.8 x 45 cm. Edition of 175. Signed and dated in the plate; signed in ink by the artist. Printed on Montval paper. Chapon/Rouault, 287; Wofsy, 286.

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         The Mask of Dimitrios

      London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited, 1939. First Edition. Good. First edition. 320pp. Red cloth with gilt spine lettering. Good+ condition, sans jacket. Cloth a bit stained with wear spot on back board, spine darkened, slight lean, previous owner's bookplate on paste down, small stain on fore edge, internally clean and fairly bright. The basis of a 1944 film noir and a classic of espionage literature known as A Coffin for Dimitrios in the US; uncommon as the publisher's warehouse was bombed by the nazis in WWII.

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         THE GRAPES OF WRATH

      New York: The Viking Press, 1939. FIRST EDITION, First Printing, with the words "First Published in April 1939" printed on the copyright page. This is a pleasing copy of Steinbeck's greatest work and the defining novel of the Dust Bowl. According to ANB, "The Grapes of Wrath sold out an advance edition of 19,804 by mid-April 1939, was selling 10,000 copies a week by early May, and won the Pulitzer Prize for the year [1940]. Published at the apex of the depression, the book about dispossessed farmers forced west captured the decade's angst as well as the nation's legacy of fierce individualism, visionary prosperity, and determined westward movement." In citing it as one of the "Books that Shaped America," the Library of Congress noted, "Few novels can claim that their message led to actual legislation, but 'The Grapes of Wrath' did just that. Its story of the travails of Oklahoma migrants during the Great Depression ignited a movement in Congress to pass laws benefiting farmworkers. When Steinbeck won the Nobel Prize in 1962, the committee specifically cited this novel as one of the main reasons for the award." There are many competing copies of this book on the market; the present copy is intended to be very attractively priced.. 210 x 135 mm. (8 1/4 x 5 3/8"). 3 p.l., 619 pp. FIRST EDITION, First Printing, with the words "First Published in April 1939" printed on the copyright page. Publisher's pictorial linen, with original, unclipped dust jacket displaying the $2.75 price and "First Edition." Goldstone-Payne A12.a. Jacket with minor wear along top and bottom edges, with small chips gone at top and bottom of joint folds, and with slight and uniform darkening to the spine, but clean and at least very good; the volume itself in remarkably fine condition. This is a pleasing copy of Steinbeck's greatest work and the defining novel of the Dust Bowl. According to ANB, "The Grapes of Wrath sold out an advance edition of 19,804 by mid-April 1939, was selling 10,000 copies a week by early May, and won the Pulitzer Prize for the year [1940]. Published at the apex of the depression, the book about dispossessed farmers forced west captured the decade's angst as well as the nation's legacy of fierce individualism, visionary prosperity, and determined westward movement." In citing it as one of the "Books that Shaped America," the Library of Congress noted, "Few novels can claim that their message led to actual legislation, but 'The Grapes of Wrath' did just that. Its story of the travails of Oklahoma migrants during the Great Depression ignited a movement in Congress to pass laws benefiting farmworkers. When Steinbeck won the Nobel Prize in 1962, the committee specifically cited this novel as one of the main reasons for the award." There are many competing copies of this book on the market; the present copy is intended to be very attractively priced.

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         Finnegans Wake.

      Faber and Faber, 1939. - 1st Edition. First and last page a little browned as often, rear inner joint very slightly sprung and cloth a little dusty, owner?s name and date, but a Very Good copy, no dust wrapper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         THE GRAPES OF WRATH

      New York: The Viking Press, 1939. FIRST EDITION, First Printing, with the words "First Published in April 1939" printed on the copyright page. This is a pleasing copy of Steinbeck's greatest work and the defining novel of the Dust Bowl. According to ANB, "The Grapes of Wrath sold out an advance edition of 19,804 by mid-April 1939, was selling 10,000 copies a week by early May, and won the Pulitzer Prize for the year [1940]. Published at the apex of the depression, the book about dispossessed farmers forced west captured the decade's angst as well as the nation's legacy of fierce individualism, visionary prosperity, and determined westward movement." In citing it as one of the "Books that Shaped America," the Library of Congress noted, "Few novels can claim that their message led to actual legislation, but 'The Grapes of Wrath' did just that. Its story of the travails of Oklahoma migrants during the Great Depression ignited a movement in Congress to pass laws benefiting farmworkers. When Steinbeck won the Nobel Prize in 1962, the committee specifically cited this novel as one of the main reasons for the award." There are many competing copies of this book on the market; the present copy is intended to be very attractively priced.. 210 x 135 mm. (8 1/4 x 5 3/8"). 3 p.l., 619 pp. FIRST EDITION, First Printing, with the words "First Published in April 1939" printed on the copyright page. Publisher's pictorial linen, with original, unclipped dust jacket displaying the $2.75 price and "First Edition."Goldstone-Payne A12.a. Jacket with minor wear along top and bottom edges, with small chips gone at top and bottom of joint folds, and with slight and uniform darkening to the spine, but clean and at least very good; the volume itself in remarkably fine condition.This is a pleasing copy of Steinbeck's greatest work and the defining novel of the Dust Bowl. According to ANB, "The Grapes of Wrath sold out an advance edition of 19,804 by mid-April 1939, was selling 10,000 copies a week by early May, and won the Pulitzer Prize for the year [1940]. Published at the apex of the depression, the book about dispossessed farmers forced west captured the decade's angst as well as the nation's legacy of fierce individualism, visionary prosperity, and determined westward movement." In citing it as one of the "Books that Shaped America," the Library of Congress noted, "Few novels can claim that their message led to actual legislation, but 'The Grapes of Wrath' did just that. Its story of the travails of Oklahoma migrants during the Great Depression ignited a movement in Congress to pass laws benefiting farmworkers. When Steinbeck won the Nobel Prize in 1962, the committee specifically cited this novel as one of the main reasons for the award." There are many competing copies of this book on the market; the present copy is intended to be very attractively priced.

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         The Grapes of Wrath

      Viking Press, New York 1939 - First Printing/First Issue of the First Edition; original beige cloth boards, in original dust jacket. The book is in near fine condition with light rubbing to cloth boards; in a very good dust jacket, with tanning to spine and moderate edge wear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Finnegans Wake

      Faber & Faber, London 1939 - Finnegans Wake by James Joyce, with inscription P. L Travers, Faber & Faber, London 1939,A v good copy of Finnegans Wake with dust jacket. The book is inscribed by "P. L. Travers", the author of Mary Poppins on the first leaf. Joyce wrote the book over a period of seventeen years and it was published two years before the author's death. Joyce's avan-garde fiction is significant for it's idiosyncratic language and experimental use of words. Original red cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Bumped corners and spine ends and otherwise in a tidy state. The book lacks the first free page. Inscribed on the front free page in ink with "P. L. Travers". Uncut pages. A newspaper review of the book dated May 7th 1939 included on page 137 which has browned the page. Contents clean and hinges tight. The unclipped dust jacket has chipped wear and small tears to the edges.5cm tear on top edge of spine fold. Lightly darkened spine colour. 3cm piece torn on rear cover. 8vo 629pp [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         WIND, SAND AND STARS

      Reynal & Hitchcock, New York 1939 - 220 x 145 mm. (8 1/2 x 5 1/2"). 306 pp. Translated from the French by Lewis Galatière. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. No. 25 OF 500 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Original blue leather over patterned cloth boards, pictorial endpapers. In the original (somewhat faded and slightly worn) blue paper slipcase. With double-page title illustration and headpieces by John O'H. Cosgrove, II. Spine a little sunned (as typically), otherwise a very fine copy, and internally as new. This account by the aristocratic French aviator of his experiences flying a mail plane over Africa and South America is perhaps the most lyrical work in the field of aviation, and at the same time a meditation on human solidarity and cooperation as universal values, as exemplified in the bonds between pilots. Saint-Exupéry (1900-44) includes here an account of his crash in the Sahara, which was one of the inspirations for his best-known work, "The Little Prince." In the end, the man who would die fighting the Nazis pleads for peace and international understanding: "Why hate one another? We stand together, carried along by the same planet, the crew of a single ship." The work was honored with the Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française and the National Book Award for Nonfiction. This account by the aristocratic French aviator of his experiences flying a mail plane over Africa and South America is perhaps the most lyrical work in the field of aviation, and at the same time a meditation on human solidarity and cooperation as universal values, as exemplified in the bonds between pilots. Saint-Exupéry (1900-44) includes here an account of his crash in the Sahara, which was one of the inspirations for his best-known work, "The Little Prince." In the end, the man who would die fighting the Nazis pleads for peace and international understanding: "Why hate one another? We stand together, carried along by the same planet, the crew of a single ship." The work was honored with the Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française and the National Book Award for Nonfiction. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. No. 25 OF 500 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

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         Detective Comics #25 1939- Crimson Avenger- Fu Manchu- Bob Kane Incomplete

      DC 1939 - Crimson Avenger, Fu Manchu. Bob Kane Art. Coverless copy, missing first centerfold. Do you have an incomplete copy? Condition: P

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         Le Mur

      - Gallimard, Paris 1939, 12x19cm, relié sous étui. - Prima edizione, una delle 40 copie numerate sul filo pura pergamena, edizione deluxe. Legatura in full grigio marocco antracite, liscia indietro palladio titolato, quando le guardie di palladio e contreplats effetti argento carta nera, che incorniciano un palladio doppia maglia sulla contreplats tutte le sezioni palladio conservato copertine e schienali, fondina carta nera con effetto argento e taglio con il Marocco grigio scuro, elegante vincolante firmato Semet & Plumelle. Fonti: tra cui biblioteca Robert Desprechins con il suo ex libris disegnato da Jean Cocteau, Louis de Sadeleer con il suo ex libris inciso. Molto bella copia di una storia raccolta Sartre splendidamente incastonato in un raccoglitore in pieno il Marocco hanno firmato Semet & Plumelle. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 40 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin pur fil, tirage de tête. Reliure en plein maroquin gris anthracite, dos lisse titré au palladium, date au palladium, gardes et contreplats de papier noir à effets argentés, encadrement d'un double filet au palladium sur les contreplats, toutes tranches au palladium, couvertures et dos conservés, étui en papier noir à effets argentés et bordé de maroquin gris anthracite, élégante reliure signée de Semet & Plumelle. Provenances : notamment des bibliothèques Robert Desprechins avec son ex-libris dessiné par Jean Cocteau, de Louis de Sadeleer avec son ex-libris gravé. Très bel exemplaire du seul recueil de nouvelles de Sartre magnifiquement établi dans une reliure en plein maroquin signée de Semet & Plumelle.

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         THE COCA-COLA COMPANY. OPINIONS, ORDERS, INJUNCTIONS, AND DECREES RELATING TO UNFAIR COMPETITION AND INFRINGEMENT OF TRADE-MARK

      [Atlanta], 1939. Three volumes. Illustrated. Original tan buckram, spine gilt, leather labels. Minor wear, dust-soiling, and rubbing. Some unobtrusive library ink stamps. Dampstaining to third volume. Overall very good. A rare first edition three-volume set of legal cases and decisions published by the Coca-Cola Company, regarding copyright and trademark infringement of their products. Contains numerous color-printed plates and in-tex illustrations comparing logos and various Coca-Cola trademark elements to those of competitors which the Coca- Cola Company has taken to court for infringement. Also presents photographic facsimiles of Coca-Cola documents representing their chain of title to the Coca-Cola brand. A wonderful compendium of Coca-Cola's business history, with interesting color plates illustrating the famous Coca-Cola trademark and the various ways other companies tried to ape it. Rarely ever encountered as a complete three-volume set.

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         THE FOOTPRINTS ON THE CEILING

      New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1939. First edition. A very good copy, touch of shelf wear to lower front corners, in a very good dust jacket, shelf wear to spine ends with rubbing, closed tears and minor loss, small closed tear to upper left front panel, slight rubbing to edges, mild rubbing to corners. (9832). Octavo, cloth. Signed inscription by Rawson, dated in the year of publication. The second Great Merlini novel, set in New York.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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         BLACK & WHITE BY BROWN. SIMPLIFIED DRAWING

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, London 1939 - Pictorial paper-covered boards. Jacket is not price-clipped. Jacket has closed tear at top of front panel, professionally repaired, without paper loss. Pictorial endpapers. FINE PENCIL DRAWING OF A DOG'S HEAD WITH INSCRIPTION BY THE AUTHOR ON FRONT PRELIMINARY PAGE. See photo. "This book will prove of the greatest value to commercial artists, teachers of art, students, and every amateur who has the desire to draw". Every page is replete with drawings by the internationally known illustrator of sporting subjects. Two pages of basic figures on stiff stock at end-still attached to the binding. A scarce and worthy addition to the library of anyone interested in art and sporting-with an original pencil sketch! Size: Oblong Quarto [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         THE YEARLING

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1939 - 240 x 180 mm. (9 1/2 x 7"). FIRST LIMITED EDITION, First State (with a line left out of the text between lines 5 and 6 on p. 196). ONE OF 770 COPIES (750 for sale) SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AND ARTIST (but apparently one of just 520 copies bound as ours and issued before the 1950s). Publisher's teal cloth, pictorial endpapers. In the (slightly faded) publisher's blue-green cardboard chemise and original (quite worn but intact) slipcase. With 14 color plates by N. C. Wyeth, and with two black-and-white illustrations and a facsimile letter by Wyeth, exclusive to this limited edition. Two trivial water spots to front board, otherwise a very fine copy, with no other signs of use. This Pulitzer Prize-winning coming-of-age-tale paints a vivid picture of life in a harsh but beautiful wilderness, depicted with augmented impact because of the fine Wyeth illustrations. According to ANB, "Marjorie Rawlings's contribution to American literature is her memorable evocation of the harsh, colorful, enchanting cracker realm of north Florida's Big Scrub, the hamaca, and the Cross Creek region from the late 1800s to the early 1940s. In particular, she is remembered for her novel of a solitary little boy beginning maturation in a lonely land against the background of an unexplainable world." Rawlings (1896-1953) moved to that area in 1928, fleeing life in the big cities where she never felt at home. She embraced the land and its people, writing realistic, sympathetic portrayals of their lives and challenges. Artist N. C. Wyeth (1882-1945) came to stay with Rawlings while illustrating this work, and in the facsimile letter reproduced at the front of the volume, he tells his Scribner's editor Joseph Chapin of his amazement at the wildness of the place, where he had seen "gators" and black bears, and had even heard a panther's scream in the night. His inspired illustrations here join the list of his best work during his long relationship with Scribner's, which began with "Treasure Island" in 1911. As ANB notes, "First editions of these Wyeth-illustrated classics have become collectors' items, and beginning in 1981 Scribner's embarked on a project to reprint many of these books with new reproductions made from Wyeth's original paintings." This Pulitzer Prize-winning coming-of-age-tale paints a vivid picture of life in a harsh but beautiful wilderness, depicted with augmented impact because of the fine Wyeth illustrations. According to ANB, "Marjorie Rawlings's contribution to American literature is her memorable evocation of the harsh, colorful, enchanting cracker realm of north Florida's Big Scrub, the hamaca, and the Cross Creek region from the late 1800s to the early 1940s. In particular, she is remembered for her novel of a solitary little boy beginning maturation in a lonely land against the background of an unexplainable world." Rawlings (1896-1953) moved to that area in 1928, fleeing life in the big cities where she never felt at home. She embraced the land and its people, writing realistic, sympathetic portrayals of their lives and challenges. Artist N. C. Wyeth (1882-1945) came to stay with Rawlings while illustrating this work, and in the facsimile letter reproduced at the front of the volume, he tells his Scribner's editor Joseph Chapin of his amazement at the wildness of the place, where he had seen "gators" and black bears, and had even heard a panther's scream in the night. His inspired illustrations here join the list of his best work during his long relationship with Scribner's, which began with "Treasure Island" in 1911. As ANB notes, "First editions of these Wyeth-illustrated classics have become collectors' items, and beginning in 1981 Scribner's embarked on a project to reprint many of these books with new reproductions made from Wyeth's original paintings." FIRST LIMITED EDITION, First State (with a line left out of the text between lines 5 and 6 on p. 196). ONE OF 770 COPIES (750 for sale) SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AND ARTIST (but apparen

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA)]
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         The Yearling. With Illustrations by N. C. Wyeth.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1939 - Quarto. Original blue-green cloth lettered and blocked in gilt, pictorial endpapers. In the publisher's slipcase. Hinges cracked but holding. An excellent copy, in the darkened slipcase. 14 full page colour illustrations, 2 black and white illustrations and a facsimile letter from N. C. Wyeth. First edition, first printing. One of 770 copies signed by Wyeth and Rawlings, this copy in binding B. A tender story of a boy and a fawn, it won the Pulitzer Prize for the novel in 1939. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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         Erwin Bumke zum 65. Geburtstage (Festschrift) * LUXUSAUSGABE in G A N Z L E D E R

      Berlin, R.v.Decker s Verlag G.Schenck / Walter de Gruyter & Co / Franz Vahlen, 1939 - (noch zu Nr.13313:) . . . Über unwirksame, nichtige, anfechtbare Hauptversammlungsbeschlüsse nach dem Aktiengesetz vom 30. Januar 1937, von Eugen Kolb, Senatspräsident beim Reichsgericht / Grundsätzliche Einstellung des Patentgesetzes vom 5.Mai 1936 zum Patentschutz und ihr Einfluss auf die Rechtsprechung, von Dr.Lindenmaier, Senatspräsident beim Reichsgericht / Zur Rechtsprechung des Reichsgerichts in Kraftfahrsachen (Zivilsachen), von Hans Koffka, Ministerialrat im Reichsjustizministerium / Treu und Glauben im vertraglichen Versicherungsrecht, von Dr.Schack, Reichsgerichtsrat / Fragen des Anwaltsrecht, insbesondere die Stellung des in der Wirtschaft tätigen Rechtsanwalts, von Justizrat Dr.Reinhard Neubert, Präsident der Reichsrechtsanwaltskammer / Außenrechtliche Fragen in der Rechtsprechung des Reichsgerichts, von Dr. Wolfgang Mettgenberg, Ministerialrat im Reichsjustizministerium.- "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). Bei Dünndruckpapier werden die Lagen zum Heften leicht vorgeritzt. Ein Einsägen oder gar Einraspeln der Bünde findet nicht statt. 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. - Ledervorzugsausgabe, Erstausgabe in guter Erhaltung (Rücken mit minimalen Schabspuren, sonst tadellos) - Meistereinband, Handeinband, Kunstbuchbinderei, Prachtausgabe, Vorzugsausgabe, Deutsches / Drittes / Großdeutsches Reich, Großdeutschland, Reichsgericht im Nationalsozialismus, Rechtsfortbildung und Rechtswissenschaft im 3.Reich, deutsches / nationalsozialistisches Rechtswesen, NS.-Gesetze und Verordnungen, Reichsgerichtspräsident aus Pommern gebürtig, deutsches Straßenverkehrsrecht der 30er Jahre, NS-Bürokratie, Staatsrecht, öffentliches Recht, deutsche Gesetzgebung vor 1945, NS.-Schrifttum, nationalsozialistisches Rechtsdenken / Gedankengut Versand an Institutionen auch gegen Rechnung Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         THE YEARLING

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1939. FIRST LIMITED EDITION, First State (with a line left out of the text between lines 5 and 6 on p. 196). ONE OF 770 COPIES (750 for sale) SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AND ARTIST (but apparently one of just 520 copies bound as ours and issued before the 1950s). This Pulitzer Prize-winning coming-of-age-tale paints a vivid picture of life in a harsh but beautiful wilderness, depicted with augmented impact because of the fine Wyeth illustrations. According to ANB, "Marjorie Rawlings's contribution to American literature is her memorable evocation of the harsh, colorful, enchanting cracker realm of north Florida's Big Scrub, the hamaca, and the Cross Creek region from the late 1800s to the early 1940s. In particular, she is remembered for her novel of a solitary little boy beginning maturation in a lonely land against the background of an unexplainable world." Rawlings (1896-1953) moved to that area in 1928, fleeing life in the big cities where she never felt at home. She embraced the land and its people, writing realistic, sympathetic portrayals of their lives and challenges. Artist N. C. Wyeth (1882-1945) came to stay with Rawlings while illustrating this work, and in the facsimile letter reproduced at the front of the volume, he tells his Scribner's editor Joseph Chapin of his amazement at the wildness of the place, where he had seen "gators" and black bears, and had even heard a panther's scream in the night. His inspired illustrations here join the list of his best work during his long relationship with Scribner's, which began with "Treasure Island" in 1911. As ANB notes, "First editions of these Wyeth-illustrated classics have become collectors' items, and beginning in 1981 Scribner's embarked on a project to reprint many of these books with new reproductions made from Wyeth's original paintings.". 240 x 180 mm. (9 1/2 x 7"). FIRST LIMITED EDITION, First State (with a line left out of the text between lines 5 and 6 on p. 196). ONE OF 770 COPIES (750 for sale) SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AND ARTIST (but apparently one of just 520 copies bound as ours and issued before the 1950s). Publisher's teal cloth, pictorial endpapers. In the (slightly faded) publisher's blue-green cardboard chemise and original (quite worn but intact) slipcase. With 14 color plates by N. C. Wyeth, and with two black-and-white illustrations and a facsimile letter by Wyeth, exclusive to this limited edition.Two trivial water spots to front board, otherwise a very fine copy, with no other signs of use.This Pulitzer Prize-winning coming-of-age-tale paints a vivid picture of life in a harsh but beautiful wilderness, depicted with augmented impact because of the fine Wyeth illustrations. According to ANB, "Marjorie Rawlings's contribution to American literature is her memorable evocation of the harsh, colorful, enchanting cracker realm of north Florida's Big Scrub, the hamaca, and the Cross Creek region from the late 1800s to the early 1940s. In particular, she is remembered for her novel of a solitary little boy beginning maturation in a lonely land against the background of an unexplainable world." Rawlings (1896-1953) moved to that area in 1928, fleeing life in the big cities where she never felt at home. She embraced the land and its people, writing realistic, sympathetic portrayals of their lives and challenges. Artist N. C. Wyeth (1882-1945) came to stay with Rawlings while illustrating this work, and in the facsimile letter reproduced at the front of the volume, he tells his Scribner's editor Joseph Chapin of his amazement at the wildness of the place, where he had seen "gators" and black bears, and had even heard a panther's scream in the night. His inspired illustrations here join the list of his best work during his long relationship with Scribner's, which began with "Treasure Island" in 1911. As ANB notes, "First editions of these Wyeth-illustrated classics have become collectors' items, and beginning in 1981 Scribner's embarked on a project to reprint many of these books with new reproductions made from Wyeth's original paintings."

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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         The Outsider and Others

      Sauk City, WI: Arkham House,, 1939. Collected by August Derleth and Donald Wandrei. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles gilt to spine. With the dust jacket. Light foxing to top edge of text block and endpapers, an excellent copy in the bright, price-clipped dust jacket with just a little creasing and a couple of nicks to extremities. First edition, first printing, in the fantastically illustrated dust jacket, of the first Arkham House title, and the first omnibus edition of Lovecraft's fiction. A labour of love from Lovecraft's friends Derleth and Wandrei, The Outsider and Others kick-started Arkham House, being printed in a relatively small run of 1,268 copies and containing the best of Lovecraft's fiction, from Dagon to the Mountains of Madness.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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         Handwerkliche Holzverbindungen für Zimmerer [Gebundene Ausgabe] von Manfred Gerner (Autor) BauTechnik Technik Holzverbindungen Zimmermann Zimmermänner Holzbau Zimmerer Zimmererhandwerk Architektur Arc

      Im Sanierungsbereich, bei der Denkmalpflege, jedoch auch bei neuen Holzkonstruktionen werden zunehmend natürliche Holzverbindungen verwendet. Dieser Band stellt mehr als 250 detaillierte und vermaßte Holzverbindungen dar. Manfred Gerner, 1939 in Haan geboren, erlernte das Zimmererhandwerk, studierte Architektur und war bis 1980 wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter des Referats Denkmalschutz der Stadt Frankfurt am Main. Ab 1981 leitete er zwanzig Jahre das Deutsche Zentrum für Handwerk und Denkmalpflege in Fulda. Er lehrt am Institut für konstruktives Entwerfen der Fachhochschule Erfurt. Manfred Gerner ist der international anerkannte Experte für Fachwerk und Holzkonstruktionen. Berufsausbildung Auch dieses Buch wurde zur Zimmerinausbildung meiner Tochter benötigt. Es beinhaltet alles was sie zur Ausbildung benötigte und es ist hilfreich zur weiteren Fortbildung.Zusatzinfo 476 Abb. Sprache deutsch Maße 230 x 295 mm Einbandart gebunden BauTechnik Technik Holzverbindungen Zimmermann Zimmermann Zimmerer ISBN-10 3-421-03027-8 / 3421030278 ISBN-13 978-3-421-03027-6 / 9783421030276 Handwerkliche Holzverbindungen für Zimmerer [Gebundene Ausgabe] von Manfred Gerner (Autor)

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        Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.

      Faber and Faber Ltd. 1939 - First edition. Royal octavo. 45 pages. Pictorial cloth with a design by the author.Spine and cover edges a little darkened. Endpapers spotted. Very good in very good, chipped and marked dustwrapper, defective at head of spine and a little darkened at spine and edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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