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        PALE HORSE, PALE RIDER. THREE SHORT NOVELS

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1939). First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper with a taped tear at the bottom of the rear panel and sunning to the spine. Porter's second book containing the title novel, "Old Mortality," and the much anthologized "Noon Wine." SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper "in Atlanta" on 22 April 1939.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA ]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1939 - 1939 Original Hardback Wisden, Presentation (to NormPreston)

      1939. This lot is an 1939 Original Hardback Wisden. In Good Condition. 39s are never great and this is good and above avergae but there are nicer ones. This however is special as once owned by future editor Norman Preston and a Presentation copy from Wilfred Brookes. This book is good, it has had no restoration, the front board is a bit dark and the letters are dark too (so look faded) , the lettering is fading to the spine. Inside the hinges are strong but you can se the mesh to both front and rear hinges. Nice inside but small splash mark to page 31g.

      [Bookseller: Wisdenshop.com]
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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1939

      John Wisden & Co. 1939 - 76th edition. Original hardback. Front cover worn with corners soft. Gilt dull. Front hinge a little weak, internally good. 

      [Bookseller: Sportspages]
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        Urkundenbuch der Stadt und Landschaft Zürich. (Von den Anfängen (741) bis 1336). Herausgegeben von einer Commission der antiquarischen Gesellschaft in Zürich und bearbeitet von J(acob) Escher und P(aul) Schweizer.. Bde I- XIII (11 Bde u. 2 Nachtragsbde., compl., 13 Bde.).

      4, ca. 5000 S., mit den Tafeln I-XII (davon 1 gefaltet) in Lichtdruck, 1 gefaltete Karte, 1 gefalteter Plan. , HLdr. der Zeit goldgeprägt m. Rückenschild, Rücken ungleich beschienen, min. berieben. Innen min. stockfleckig - insgesamt sehr schöne Exemplare Mit den beiden Nachtragsbände (1939 (Bd.XII) und 1957. (Bd.XIII). - Sammlung von lateinischen und mittelhochdeutschen Urkunden von den Anfängen (741) bis zur "Zunftrevolution" im Jahre 1336. - Im ersten Band Vorwort von Georg von Wyss "Vollständige geschichtliche Uebersicht der schweizerischen urkundlichen Editionen". Die grosse gefaltete Karte im Band III zeigt das Gebiet des heutigen Kantons zur Zeit des Erlöschens des Grafengeschlechts von Kyburg im Jahre 1264. Im Band VII eingebunden der grosse farbige "Plan der Stadt Zürich bis zum Jahr 1336". - Jeder Band durch Orts- und Namenregister erschlossen von H. Zeller-Werdmüller. - Barth 18541, Wyss 40- Ab dem Jahre 1891-1925 erschienen im Folioformat noch 120 Siegelabb. mit 323 S. Text in 11 Lieferungen, Bearbeiten von Paul Schweizer, Heinrich Zeller-Werdmüller und Friedrich Hegi, siehe Buchnummer 68374

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        Soviet Aviation

      Soviet Aviation, Layout Alexander Rodchenko und Varvara Stepanova, State Art Publishers, Moscow - Leningrad, 1939, Kunstleder/Hardcover, Kupfertiefdruck, 39,5 x 26,5 cm, 96 Seiten, Text Englisch. Es handelt sich um eines von zehn Büchern der UdSSR für die Weltausstellung New York 1939. Zur näheren Information siehe Mikhail Karasik, Great Stalinist Photographic Books, Moskau 2007, S. 238f., und Mikhail Karasik, The Soviet Photobook 1920-1941, herausgegeben und gestaltet von Manfred Heiting, Göttingen 2015, S. 470ff. Karasik schreibt in beiden Texten, dass das Design des Buches von Alexander Rodchenko und Varvara Stepanova stammt (die Autoren für Fotos, Layout und Text sind nicht im Buch angegeben). Zustand: akzeptabel. Die silberfarbigen Flugzeuge auf dem Vorderdeckel des grauen Einbands sind nicht abgeblättert. Rückseite des Einband fleckig. Bindung intakt. Innen am Anfang und am Ende des Buchblocks an dessen Außenkanten Flüssigkeitsränder, dort auch etwas wellig (in der Mitte des Buches NICHT). Zwei Seiten leicht eingerissen. Am hinteren Vorsatz ist an zwei Stellen die bedruckte Schicht nicht mehr vorhanden. Insgesamt also mit deutlichen Gebrauchsspuren Soweit ich es sehe, ist das Buch vollständig. Angesichts der Seltenheit und Bedeutung dieses typischen Propagandabuchs lohnt sich der Kauf aber nur, wenn Sie mit den Mängeln leben können. Ich biete derzeit außerdem noch an das gleich große, gleich interessante, aus dem gleichen Zusammenhang stammende, aber noch weniger gut erhaltene Buch Red Army and Navy (1939) von den gleichen Autoren.

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        Excellent collage cartoon portrait in colour, signed by Benton and inscribed (Thomas Hart, 1889-1975, American Muralist and Painter of everyday Mid-Western life)

      1939 - 'Sincerely Yours' below Benton's drawing of a Mexican on a donkey,which fills the wall space left by the cartoonist, the Mexican looking back suspiciously towards Benton, and showing Benton full length, nearly full face, with bold black hair, eyebrows and moustache, his shirt, tie and trousers cleverly picked out in real cloth, 8½" x 7¼" in mount 17¾" x 11", no place, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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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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        Ozoplaning with the Wizard of Oz

      Reilly & Lee, Chicago 1939 - First edition, first issue. Quarto. Illustrated by Jno. R. Neill. Very small spots of sunning at the spine ends, else fine in an attractive, very good plus first state dustwrapper with slight chipping at the crown, and some faint fading on the spine. After L. Frank Baum's death the Oz stories were continued by license from the Baum family. Because they were reprinted so many times, determining the first edition of these titles requires either a team of Talmudically trained bibliomaniacs, or patience and the excellent Hanff and Greene bibliography. We employee the latter. An attractive copy, and very scarce in jacket. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Arizona

      New York: Harper and Brothers. 1939. First. First edition. Fine in a very good, spine-faded dustwrapper with a few small chips, mostly on the front panel, and several internal mends. Inscribed by the author to Henry Tatnall Brown in 1940. Basis for the 1940 film directed by Wesley Ruggles and starring William Holden and Jean Arthur as the first female citizen of Tucson, a hellcat with a heart of gold. A meticulously researched, big-budget epic, Columbia Pictures was able to recoup some of the cost by reusing elements as stock footage in many of its subsequent B-programmers. .

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        Schweizerische Landesausstellung 1939. (Pressemappe vom Eröffnungstag 6. Mai 1939)

      Zch.: Schweizerische Landesausstellung, 1939. 17teilig, mit zahlreichen Abbildungen nach Fotografien, Dokumenten, Zeicxhnungen und anderen grafischen Vorlagen. Blaue Pressspan-Mappe mit Druckknopfverschluss, Vollständige Pressemappe vom 6. Mai 1939 (Eröffnungstag) mit folgenden Beilagen: "LA Katalog, Offizieller Führer mit Ausstellerverzeichnis und Orientierungsplan" (mehrfach gefaltet unter Streifband im Hinterdeckel) - "Schaffende Schweiz, Kleine Volks- und Landeskunde" (mit Holzschnitt-Vignetten von Aldo Pattochi und zahlreichen Abbildungen nach Fotografien von Werner Bischof, Theo Frey, Gotthard Schuh, Jakob Tuggener und zahlreichen anderen) - "Die Privatversicherung in der Schweiz. Eine volkstümliche Darstellung der schweizerischen privaten Versicherung und ihrer Darbietungen an der Schweizerischen Landesausstellung 1939 in Zürich" (mit 5 farbigen Tafeln, davon 3 nach Gemälden von Arnold Schär, sowie Zeichnungen im Text von R. Levers) - "Die Räder Rollen. Ein Querschnitt durch 200 Jahre Schweizerisches Verkehrswesen, dargestellt in 7 festlichen Bildern mit Musik und Gesang, verfasst von Otto Schaufelberger" (Textheft mit zahlreichen Abbildungen nach Fotografien und Grafiken) - Schweizerische Landesausstellung 1939 Zürich" (dreisprachiges Album mit 22 mehrfarbigen Abbildungen auf Tafeln vom Ausstellungsgelände, auf dem Umschlag der Jüngling mit Pferd von Pierre Gauchat, 8°, quer) - "Offizielle Ausstellungs-Zeitung" vom 6./7. Mai 1939 - "Führer durch den Interpharma-Pavillon" (gestaltet von Max Sulzbachner) - "Schweizerische Landesausstellung 1939 Zürich" (16seitiges Presseheft mit zahlreichen Abbildungen nach Fotografien von Finsler, Gaberell, Tuggener und zahlreichen anderen, 4°) - "Der Aluminium-Pavillon" (vermutlich von Otto Baumberger gestaltetes doppelseitig bedrucktes DinA4-Blatt mit knapper Inhaltsangabe und Übersichtsplan (je Deutsch und Englisch) - "AL. Aluminium" (mehrfach gefaltetes Leporello (60 x 9,5 cm) mit Übersichtsplan zur Ausstellung, Wegweiser zur Aluminium-Halle und grafischer Darstellung von in der Schweiz aus Aluminium hergestellten Produkten - "Was wir sind" (Werbeprospekt für die Erinnerungswerke "Das goldene Buch der LA" und "Festliche Landi" (gefaltetes Doppelblatt DinA4) - "PTT an der Schweizerischen Landesausstellung in Zürich 1939" (20seitiger Prospekt, kl.8°, quer, mit zahlreichen Abbildungen nach Fotografien und Grafiken - "Cementbulletin. Cement und Beton an der Schweiz. Landesausstellung 1939" (8seitige Broschüre, 8°, mit Abbildungen nach Fotografien - "In Labore Pax" (mehrfach gefaltetes Leporello, 153 x 16,5 cm, gefaltet 22 x 16,5 cm, nach dem von Otto Baumberger gemalten Panorama der Schweizer Geschichte - "Zürich, Verkehrführung und Parkierung" (vom Automobil-Club der Schweiz herausgegebener Stadtplan von Zürich, 30 x 42 cm, mehrfach gefaltet, mit Parkgelegenheiten in Zürich) - "Vor den Toren der Landesausstellung" (mehrfarbiger Faltprospekt, 31 x 20,5 cm, mehrfach gefaltet, mit Ausflugsvorschlägen in die nähere Umgebung von Zürich) - "Das Ereignis der Schweiz im Sommer 1939 - Schweizerische Landesausstellung 1939 Zürich" (von Otto Baumberger gestalteter Vogelschau-Ansicht des Ausstellungsgeländes vom See Richtung Zürich (80 x 21,5 cm, mehrfach gefaltet).. Mappe am Rand etwas gebräunt, Kanten und Ecken minim besatossen, eine Stecktasche mit kleinem Einriss. Alle Kataloge, Prospekte und Karten taderllos.

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        The Delectable Country

      LEE FURMAN, INC., New York 1939 - "First Published in October 1939" this book is in such amazing condition, Rare Dust Jacket really bright with some wear to bottom corners and near spine but really bright front and back cover sunfaded spine, would appear to the average person to be a brand new book but from 1939 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: beat book shop]
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        Little Grey Rabbit's Christmas *FIRST PRINTING*

      Collins, London 1939 - 103 pages. Average wear externally. Top inch of backstrip missing. Small chips from bottom of backstrip. Gift greetings, dated 1939, upon half-title page else contents clean and unmarked. Exquisitely illustrated in colour. A sound first printing copy of this most wonderful Christmas work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poemes - Illustrated with 68 original lithographs + 1 suite of Maurice DENIS

      Ambroise VOLLARD, Paris 1939 - - PRESENTATION : in-4 in leaves under illustrated cover, no case. - ILLUSTRATION : 1 orignal woodcut on the cover, 67 original lithographs (incl. 13 full page) by Maurice DENIS, the rare table of full page illustrations and a suite of the full page lithographs in blanc & white. - PRINTER : Atelier Clot. - PAPER : Japan paper. - SIZE : 38 x 29cm (c. 15 x 12"). - LIMITED : 240 copies, here one of the only 35 copies on Japan paper. - REFERENCES : Cailler #160-228. - CONDITION : Excellent copy, light deffects to the front cover, inside very fresh. The original painting called in the justication is lacking as often. ASK FOR EXTRA PICTURES [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, 1st edition, Very Early Printing in Dustjacket, TAN OATMEAL CLOTH WITH BLACK LETTERING With "acknowledgements to Dickie Birkenbush" on later page with Boy & White Dog. Tiitle only to yellow dustjacket spine

      HOUGHTON MIFFLIN Riverside Press, 1939. ,Tiitle only to yellow dustjacket spine with publisher's name abbreviated, H.M. CO. HBDJ, 1939, 1ST EDITION, VERY EARLY PRINTING, VG+/VG, Unpaged Oblong 8vo, 1939 ON COPYRIGHT PG, With "acknowledgements to Dickie Birkenbush" on later page. identical to "true 1st" except no date on title page. Tiitle only to yellow dustjacket spine with publisher's name abbreviated, H.M. CO at Spine Btm with small end chips spine DJ. TAN OATMEAL CLOTH WITH BLACK LETTERING & Red & Black STEAM SHOVEL ON FRONT Cvr with small wrinkle ,Book condition is very good with bright clean interior and exterior, some minor smudging and nicks ,Yellow spine on DJ with small end chips, with H.M. Co at spine bottom. Condition: Very good+ condition.VG-Dust jacket shows very minor wear, chips, and is in mylar covers. DJ tiny Extremities chips , UNPAGINATED, 9 x 8 1/2 IN. Beguiling tale of faithful Irish steam shovel, named Mary Anne & her owner, Mike Mulligan. A charming copy of this classic!. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Virginia Lee Burton.

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        The Witch in the Wood

      Putnam, 1939 A first edition, first printing published by G.P. Putnams Sons, New York, 1939, preceding 1st British edition by a year). A fine book in a very good+ dust jacket ($2.50), with some edge wear and some tears.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Invitation to Join with Other Leaders of American Industry and Finance in Marking the Ultimate Establishment of New York City as the Music Center of the World During the New York World's Fair 1939

      - No. 418 of 500 copies. This book is the invitation of an officer of the American Surety Company of New York. Brown paper coverd boards with gilt musical decoration on front. 46pp. Tipped in plates. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arizona Book Gallery]
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        Day of the Locust

      1939. First Edition . WEST, Nathanael. The Day of the Locust. New York: Random House, (1939). Octavo, original red cloth, orange paper spine label, original dust jacket. $7800.First edition of WestÂ’s masterpiece, his brilliant final novel, named one of the 100 best novels of the century by the Modern Library, especially scarce in colorful, unrestored dust jacket.A Hollywood screenwriter during the 1930s, Nathanael West was ""fascinated by the underbelly of Los Angeles"" and used his experiences to compose what many consider the definitive Hollywood novel (New York Times). ""West's The Day of the Locust remains the best of the hundreds of Hollywood novels writtenÂ… F. Scott Fitzgerald, who was himself working on The Last Tycoon, said that novel had 'scenes of extraordinary power'"" (ANB). On its publication, Dorothy Parker called the novel ""brilliant, savage and arresting,"" and The New York Times praised it as an astounding and ""effective grotesqueÂ… a nightmare of lust and violence."" ""An unusual and highly original talent, West was one of the first and best American writers of black comedyÂ… Miss Lonelyhearts and The Day of the Locust are his most compelling and effective works"" (Benet's Reader's Encyclopedia, 1056-57). Published in May 1939, the book sold less than 1500 copies. West died in a car crash in 1940 at the age of 37 and never lived to see the novel's eventual critical acclaim. With ""First Printing"" on copyright page. Interior fine, one small spot of soiling to rear board. Light wear to extremities of bright, unrestored dust jacket with small spot of soiling to rear panel, rubbing to front panel. A near-fine copy, most scarce in unrestored dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        The Seven Pillars of Stock Market Success

      Seamans-Blake, Chicago, IL, USA 1939 - Softcover, tan card wrappers with black title to cover, 4th Edition, July, 1939 with supplements and complete revisions, printed by R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company Chicago, 192 pp. EXTREMELY SCARCE edition published by SEAMANS-BLAKE prior to the Windsor editions. Book Condition: Good, wrappers heavily soiled, tanned, rubbed, scuffed, multiple rips, tears and a few chips (see photos), corners bumped and dog-eared, spine intact, internally clean, bright and unmarked, Contents: PART 1, Author's Preface, I. How to Sift Tips, Rumors, and News, II. Developing the Psychology of Success, III. How to Use Your Broker, IV. Timing Your Trade, V. What to Buy, VI. What is the Truth - and How to Find It., VII. The Down Theory - A Practical Appraisal, VIII. Making Charts Work for You, IX. Reading Tape Between the Lines., X. Selling Short for Profits., XI. How to Stop-Loss for Protection, XII. Hitching Your Horse to the Merry-Go-Round of Politics., XIII. How I Trade on the Market, PART II, Unchanging Laws of the Market -- 100 Rules on How to Trade Profitability. -- end. 192 pp. EXTREMELY Scarce Seaman-Blake Edition. Highly Collectible. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE WILD PALMS

      NY: Random House, 1939 . First edition. 1st ed 1st prtg. First printing of the first edition of this early Faulkner novel. A fine hardcover book in a very good dustjacket. The jacket shows mild shelf wear with some tiny chips at the crown of the spine and a 1/2-inch triangular closed tear along the top edge of the middle of the front panel. The jacket spine is slightly browned from age. Still a nice example of a scarce Faulkner title.

      [Bookseller: Kubik Fine Books Ltd, ABAA]
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        Le occasioni

      Torino, Einaudi 1939 - form. 21,5X15,5. Brossura edit. Pp. 108. Copertina con una incisione di F.Menzio. Stampato in 1000 esemplari. PRIMA EDIZIONE. Copia in perfette condizioni Cat. SETTANTANOVE/52 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        TEN LITTLE NIGGERS

      London: Collins, The Crime Club. [1939]. Second issue of the 1939 first edition. Second issue of the 1939 first edition. Both the book and dustwrapper are identical to that of the first printing with the exception of the lack of a date on the copyright page of the book. A near fine copy, the cloth bright, the binding square and firm. The contents are clean throughout. Complete with the rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which is chipped with a little loss at the head of the spine and the bottom left corner of the front panel, the rear panel with a circular price-clip (taking 2/6) to the upper left. The red lettering remains bright and unfaded to the spine. Not price-clipped to the front flap (as unpriced for export). An entirely original example of this Hercule Poirot highlight, scarce in the dustwrapper (which is identical to that of the first printing). Published in the US (one month later) and UK subsequently as “And Then There Were None”. Considered by many to be Agatha ChristieÂ’s finest and indisputably with over 100 million copies sold, one of the worldÂ’s best-selling mystery novels. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Histoire Naturelle

      Les Frères GONIN, Paris 1939 - Présentation sous forme de feuilles flottantes. 67 pages. L'Histoire Naturelle de Buffon illustrée par le peintre et graveur d'origine grecque Démétrios (ou Démétrius) GALANIS (1879-1966). Les gravures sont monogrammées dans la composition, à l'exception des lettrines et 1 culs-de-lampe. Table des matières : Le Cheval (planche Hors-texte) ; Le Lion (Pl. Hors-texte) ; Le Tigre (pl. Hors-texte) ; La Panthère ; Le Cerf (pl. Hors-texte) ; Le Chat (pl. Hors-texte) ; L'Eléphant ; Le Loup ; Le Renard ; L'Ecureuil ; L'Ours ; L'Orang-Outang Pongo ; L'Aigle ; Oiseaux de proie nocturnes ; L'Autruche ; Les Serpents. Le gravure du frontispice est signée D. Galanis. Sous couverture souple, rempliée, titre en noir sur le plat. Sous chemise rigide cartonnage grossier, titre en rouge pâle sur le dos, attaches en cuir rivées aux plats. Etat : Bon. Chemise rigide : taches d'oxydation, dos frotté, petit accident en bas du dos, lettrage un peu passé, défraîchi. Couverture souple : bon. Intérieur : bon, les gravures In-texte de Pongo et celle de l'Ecureuil présentent un pli (ondulation), dû probablement à une humidité ou à la particularité du support. 37 x 29.5 x 2.5 cm 1280g. Chemise rigide, couverture souple [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        CASE WITH FOUR CLOWNS

      Frederick A. Stokes, New York 1939 - Octavo, pp. [1-6] 1-313 [314], original green cloth, front and spine stamped in black. A Sergeant Beef novel. "His subtlety is outstanding, and his efforts at misdirection are worthy of Agatha Christie" - Pederson (ed.), St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers, (4th ed.), pp. 117-120. Touch of shelf wear to corner tips and spine ends in a very good dust jacket with light shelf wear, mainly to spine ends and corner tips, some creases to lower right front corner, mild color fade to spine panel. Scarce. (20293) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Little Black Sambo.

      Chicago: Albert Whitman & Co., 1939. Chicago:: Albert Whitman & Co.,. Very Good. 1939. Hardcover. B00J34F7A2 . Color drawings by Cobb X. Shinn throughout. First printing thus (The Enlarged Picture Edition). Moderate shelf wear and aging to boards, else very good in blue cloth with red lettering and borders, color illustration on front board. No dust jacket. .

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        THE MALTESE FALCON

      New York: The Modern Library, circa 1939. An early printing of Modern Library No. 45, Near Fine in a Near Fine jacket. Bound in green cloth with matching topstain and orange patterned endpapers. Spine cloth imperceptibly toned, spine gilt slightly dulled, with a few scattered spots of foxing to the side of the textblock. The jacket is a Near Fine example, reproducing the original artwork of the First Modern Library edition (1934). Price of 95 cents on the front flap, and mention of 265 titles both on the verso and rear panel; Toledano dates it circa 1939. Spine panel moderately toned, with some lighter toning, wear, and three tiny pin-sized holes along the flap folds. Overall, an attractive example of this classic detective novel, and the basis for three films: The Maltese Falcon (1931), Satan Met A Lady (1936), and the 1941 film noir starring Humphrey Bogart as Sam Spade. The success of the 1941 film propelled the book's popularity back into the heart of American culture; The Modern Library sold about 27,000 copies during the decade. Scarce.

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        Suspects - Nine.

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1939 - Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in red. With the dust jacket. A little foxing to edges; an excellent copy in the bright jacket that has sunned spine. First edition, first impression. A detective novel, from the Sergeant Bobby Owen series. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the title page. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER

      Cambridge: Limited Editions Club, 1939. Hardcover. Spine lightly sunned, as often the case. Near Fine in a Good slipcase missing the bottom edge. Thomas Hart Benton. Octavo (6-1/4" x 9-1/2") bound in full blue denim with a paper spine label. Edited with an introduction by Bernard DeVoto. Designed by C. P. Rollins. Illustrated with 70 drawings by Thomas Hart Benton. Copy #440 of 1500 copies SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page.

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        Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

      First American Edition. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1939. Octavo, 46 pages. Orange dustjacket over beige cloth. Jacket has a small tear at the top, with some rubbing, a chip on the spine, and a smudge on the front, but is still neat and attractive.

      [Bookseller: Terrace Books]
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        Map of the University of California: Berkeley, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Riverside, La Jolla, Mt. Hamilton, Davis.

      California. California Club. 1939. Color lithographic pictorial map poster, 25 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches sheet size. Three small spots where something has adhered to the surface of the poster (could be a fossilised rubberband??); light creasing from rolling, one inch archivally mended tear to upper edge. Overall very clean and bright. An uncommon and most pleasingly designed map, showing the state of California with the seven university campuses identified with banners which list the special features of each. The lettering around the border lists the many areas of study, from librarianship to law. The map was "sponsored by The California Club in commemoration of the Golden Gate International Exposition."

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        Wall Street Under Oath

      , 1939. 1939. First Edition . PECORA, Ferdinand. Wall Street Under Oath. New York: Simon and Schuster, (1939). Octavo, original blue cloth. $3800.First edition of Pecora

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        The Castle [Das Schloss]

      London: Secker & Warburg, 1939. Early Reprint. Hardcover. Fine-. Translated from the German by Willa and Edwin Muir. 8vo: xii,395,[1]pp. Publisher's French blue finely woven cloth, upper cover and spine lettered in gilt, correct typographic dust jacket designated second edition and priced 7s/6d. About Fine, with hint of fading to blue spine; crisp prewar dust jacket, with spine panel slightly toned. Second Edition of Franz Kafka's great novel (his third and final) of alienation and the overweening state. Kafka began writing The Castle on the evening of 27 January 1922, the day he arrived at the mountain sanitarium of Spindlermühle (now in the Czech Republic). He died before finishing the novel and it is questionable whether he intended to finish had he survived his tuberculosis. The Castle was originally published in German in 1926 by Joella Goodman of Munich, selling fewer than the 1500 copies, then four years later, in London, in an English translation by Martin Secker (the first of Kafka's books to appear in English, preceding editions of The Trial and Metamorphosis by some seven years). It was republished in German in 1935 by Schocken Verlag in Berlin, and again in English in 1946 by Schocken Books of New York. "The Castle has neither the broad picaresque canvas of the America novel, nor the dramatic urgency of The Trial, but instead presents us with a study of character and situation in which the smallest details acquire significance. . . . The novel contains esoteric references to the Bible, Greek mythology, and Jewish mysticism, and is thought to reflect KafkaÂ’s interest in Schopenhauer and Kierkegaard, which had informed a series of aphorisms he had written in 1917-1918. . . ." (Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        THE POEMS OF SHAKESPEARE...

      Stamford: The Overbrook Press, 1939. Folio. Gathered unbound, untrimmed signatures. Trace of slight dust spotting at a few extreme fore-edges, otherwise fine. A complete, unbound set of sheets for one of the most ambitious productions of the press, limited to one hundred and fifty copies, printed in handset Lutetia type on Cromwell handmade gray paper, with decorative initials drawn by Bruce Rogers. The text was based on that established by Kittredge. The press offered copies for sale, though many were given as gifts by the proprietor. Ordinary copies offered for public sale were bound in three quarter morocco and slipcased. However, well over a third of the edition was never bound, presumably to accommodate individual binding tastes, or the economics of the time. CAHOON, p.24.

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        L'ymaigier Jean Lebedeff. Présentation de Pierre Champion. Nombreuses compositions originales dessinées et gravées sur bois et catalogue complet de l'oeuvre de l'artiste

      Chez l'auteur, Paris 1939 - Edition limited to 500 copies printed on Rives, of which this is no. 369, 4to, pp. 105; self-portrait frontispiece of Jean Lebedeff [Ivan Lebedev], illustrations by the artist throughout; original white pictorial wrappers printed in black and red, foxing along edges, else a fine, uncut, copy. Short-title list of Lebedev's works, including books, prints, and bookplates, pp. 96-102. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Mein kampf, luxury edition 1939

      Zentralverlag der NSDAP, Franz Eher, Munchen 1939 - The Jubilee edition for the 50th birthday of Adolf Hitler. A fine copy in the original dark blue morocco gilt, raised bands and gilt lines to spine, red title label, sword and title in gilt on front board, top edge gilt. With original case. Very rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        COLOR LITHOGRAPH] Femme au Chapeau / Woman with Hat.

      Verve, Paris 1939 - Verve was founded in 1937 as a showcase for work by the day's best artists, produced by the finest printers. This piece was printed in Volume 2, numbers 5-6. An original full color lithograph after a painting by Matisse. Published in Paris for Verve, and printed by Mourlot Freres. Sheet measures 13.75 x 10.375 inches printed with 1 inch margins. Paris: Verve, 1939. A near fine bright copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Verve No 4

      Paris: Verve, 1939. Paperback. Very Good. Very Good condition, No 4, January - March 1939 - Text is in English. One of France's most famous art periodicals, Verve is renowned for the quality of its production (by the lithography Mourlot) and the breadth of subject matter, published from 1937 to 1960. Texts, Paintings, Illuminations, Colored lithographs, statues, photographs and drawings. Artists such as Rouault, Derain, Laurens, Masson, Bellini, Degas, Micaux, Valery,Vollard, Renard, Rubens, Matisse and many others. Included 8 original color lithographs with double-page by Matisse, André Derain, and original linocuts by Matisse. Wear is to spine cover, with tears along most of spine (believe nothing is missing, just torn/split). Internals are Fine.

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        VERVE: The French Review of Art Nos. 5-6, July - October 1939

      Paris: Verve, 1939. Softcover. Interior VG; covers Good, but spine torn, and back cover detached. Binding copy, although covers could be framed.. Color-illustrated card covers by Aristide Maillol. 154 pp. with color and bw illus. throughout; some color illus. tipped in. Text in English but for essays by Pierre Reverdy, Alfred Jarry and George Roualt. 28 essays by various author-artists, including Paul Valery, Andre Gide, Jean-Paul Sartre, Henri Michaux, Adrienne Monnier, Marcel Ravel, Ambroise Vollard, Gisele Freund, etc. Extensive illustrations include paintings, illuminations, color lithographs (Guys, Braque, Roualt, Dewrain, Leger, Bonnard, Matisse, Klee), drawings, statues and photos. Stunning lithographs and illuminations. NOTE: The last section of text and illustrations (pp. 155-177), The Fouquets of Chantilly (text by Henri Malo) is listed in the contents but not included in this copy. The size of the spine is such that these pages likely were listed but never published herein, rather than having been taken out. A separate printing of this section was done by Verve of this section.

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        [COLOR LITHOGRAPH] "Femme au Chapeau / Woman with Hat".

      Paris: Verve, 1939. First. unbound. near fine. Matisse, Henri. An original full color lithograph after a painting by Matisse. Published in Paris for Verve, and printed by Mourlot Freres. Sheet measures 13.75 x 10.375 inches printed with 1 inch margins. Paris: Verve, 1939. A near fine bright copy. Verve was founded in 1937 as a showcase for work by the day's best artists, produced by the finest printers. This piece was printed in Volume 2, numbers 5-6.

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        VERVE: The French Review of Art Nos. 5-6, July - October 1939

      Paris: Verve, 1939. Softcover. Interior VG; covers Good, but spine torn, and back cover detached. Binding copy, although covers could be framed.. Color-illustrated card covers by Aristide Maillol. 154 pp. with color and bw illus. throughout; some color illus. tipped in. Text in English but for essays by Pierre Reverdy, Alfred Jarry and George Roualt. 28 essays by various author-artists, including Paul Valery, Andre Gide, Jean-Paul Sartre, Henri Michaux, Adrienne Monnier, Marcel Ravel, Ambroise Vollard, Gisele Freund, etc. Extensive illustrations include paintings, illuminations, color lithographs (Guys, Braque, Roualt, Dewrain, Leger, Bonnard, Matisse, Klee), drawings, statues and photos. Stunning lithographs and illuminations. NOTE: The last section of text and illustrations (pp. 155-177), The Fouquets of Chantilly (text by Henri Malo) is listed in the contents but not included in this copy. The size of the spine is such that these pages likely were listed but never published herein, rather than having been taken out. A separate printing of this section was done by Verve of this section.

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        o. T. [Hafen]. Oel auf Holzplatte.

      45 x 37 cm, gerahmt, Rechts unten monogr. u. dat. FM 1939. - Frans Masereel (1889-1972) bedeutender belgischer Grafiker, Zeichner und Maler, enger Freund von Stefan Zweig, der vor allem für seine beeindruckenden, von starken Emotionen geprägten Holzschnitte bekannt ist. Er vertrat in seiner Kunst einen konsequenten Humanismus. Er stellte die Menschen in ihrer Verlorenheit und Verlassenheit in der modernen Zivilisation dar, ohne indessen als Pessimist gelten zu können. Denn gleichzeitig lieferte er Beispiele für Handlungsmöglichkeiten, um dem Menschlichen in einer sich entmenschlichenden Welt den ihm gebührenden Platz zu sichern. Beispiele hierfür sind die 80 Holzschnitte "Das Gesicht Hamburgs" oder die 100 Holzschnitte des Zyklus "Die Stadt" (1925). 1919 erschien seine Folge von 167 Holzschnitten "Mein Stundenbuch", die in Deutschland 1920 von Kurt Wolff verlegt wurde.Eine Freundschaft verband ihn mit Henry Gowa, der ihn nach Saarbrücken holte, wo er von 1947 bis 1951 die Meisterklasse für Malerei an der neugegründeten Schule für Kunst und Handwerk leitete.Frans Masereel regte am 26. September 1953 gemeinsam mit den deutschen Künstlern HAP Grieshaber, Erich Heckel, Gerhard Marcks, Ewald Mataré, Otto Pankok, Max Pechstein, Karl Rössing und anderen in Zürich an, die "XYLON Societé Internationale des Graveurs sur Bois" zu gründen. Diese Gründung der Internationalen Vereinigung der Holzschneider XYLON wurde beschlossen und Masereel war ihr erster Präsident.1956 schuf er ein weiteres großes Holzschnittwerk, 100 Blätter unter dem Titel "Mijn Land". 1964 erhielt Masereel den Kulturpreis des Deutschen Gewerkschaftsbundes.Eine Dauerausstellung von Masereel-Werken gibt es im Frans Masereel Centrum in Kasterlee bei Antwerpen.

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        COMPLETE SET of Strange Stories Pulp magazine, Volume I, II, III, IV, V, # 1, 2, 3, February, April, June, August, October, December - 1939, 1940, 1941 ( Flowers From the Moon; Spawn of Blackness; Citadel of Darkness; Creeper In Darkness; Snake Goddess)

      N.Y. / New York: Better Publications / Strange Stories Pulp, 1939 - 1940 -1941, 1st Edition, First Printing, New York, NY - --------------13 volumes, overseas shipping (anything outside of Canada and the USA ) will require additional shipping charges, pulp magazine, the complete series, overall a Good to Very Good set, some issues are FAIR, for condition please assume at least some chips and tears and some age toning/browning to paper with a bit of brittleness, some ink names, etc -----issue 1: Fair only with both covers detached and re-tipped with a bit of glue ---2:Good to Very Good --3: Good, some short worm holes on bottom edge of text block, 4 x .25 inch loss along fore edge of front cover, dampstain on rear panel --4: Good to Very Good but paper tape along spine edge of covers --5: Good to Very Good --6: Good to VG --7: Good to VG --8: Good to Very Good --9: Good with 1.5 inch loss on the spine in the middle --10: Good, taped spine, loss on spine --11: Good to Very Good --12: Good to Very Good --13: Good to Very Good -----contributing authors include: Don Alviso; John L Benton; David Bernard; Wyatt Blassingame ; Robert Bloch; Carol Boyd; Leigh Brackett; Bernard Breslauer; Arthur J Burks; O. M. Cabral; John Clemons; Eli Colter; Vincent Hamilton Craigie; Jack B Creamer; Ray Cummings; Marian Stearns Curry; Norman A Daniels; ; August W Derleth; Derleth & Mark Schorer; Earle Dow; Fenton W Earnshaw ; Robert Emerick ; Lloyd Arthur Eshbach; Ralph Milne Farley; Tarleton Fiske (aka Robert Bloch); Oscar J Friend; Will Garth; Shelton Goodall; Keith Hammond (aka Henry Kuttner); C William Harrison; Eldon Heath (aka Derleth); Joseph H Hernandez; Carl Jacobi; Carson Judson; Dr David Keller; Otis Adelbert Kline; Henry Kuttner; Frank Belknap Long; Amelia Reynolds Long; James Macfie ; Tally Mason (aka Derleth); Thorp McClusky; C L Moore; Maria Moraysky; Earl Peirce, Jr ; E Hoffman Price; Robert D Price; Dorothy Quick; Seabury Quinn; Capt. George J Rawlins; Olga L Rosmanith ; Eric Frank Russell; Alexander Samalman ; Heydorn Schleh ; Mark Schorer; Paul Selonke; Charles S Strong; Don Tracy; Hal G Vermes; A Hyatt Verrill; Bruce Walker; Mordred Weir (aka Amelia Reynolds Long); Manly Wade Wellman; Hampton Wells; Bertram W Williams; Gabriel Wilson; R R Winterbotham, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Robbery Under Law.

      London: Chapman & Hall Ltd,, 1939. The Mexican Object-Lesson. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine gently rolled and toned, onto front board, top edge lightly dust toned, an excellent copy in the jacket with light foxing to rear panel and slight creasing to spine ends. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Brian Parker, with kindest regards from Evelyn Waugh". Brian Parker was a barrister at Lincoln's Inn. With the first-issue jacket priced at 10/6: scarce, especially signed, with only one copy traced at auction.

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        Peintures

      First edition, one of 550 copies on vélin blanc paper, the only printing, along with 30 copies on Normandy.Handsome autograph inscription signed by Henri Michaux to Raymond Queneau.With 16 reproductions of paintings by Henri Michaux.Foreword by Louis Cheronnet. Glm Paris 1939 12,5x16,5cm broché

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        1939 CONTINUITY SCRIPT / SCREENPLAY of JOHN FORD FILM "DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK" 20th Century Fox

      ORIGINAL CONTINUITY DIALOGUE / SCRIPT of DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK, the FILM DIRECTED by JOHN FORD. Dated November 1, 1939. The SCREENPLAY was by Lamar Trotti and Sonya Levien, based on the novel by Walter D. Edmonds. The FILM was the First COLOR FILM by JOHN FORD. The Film Starred HENRY FONDA, CLAUDETTE COLBERT, and JOHN CARRADINE, among others. The Film was Released by Twentieth Century-Fox on November 3, 1939, two days after this Film Continuity was created. Continuities (Continuity Scripts) were an important part of the film industry in its early days. They were typically created after a film was "in the can", but before it was released, in order to create a written "copy" of the film. A good "Continuity" provided a transcription of every shot and scene in detail as it occurred in the finished film, something that could obviously not be known until a film was completed. Continuities were created both for copyright protection and for a "record" of a film. Many early films easily degenerated, and many others were wiped out to recover their silver. A true continuity script was therefore often the only archived, scene-by-scene, record of many early films. The front cover has a light red rubber stamp that reads: "RECEIVED / New York Legal Dept. / Nov 5, 1939" indicating that this Continuity was probably meant for copyright protection. Original Mimeographed Continuity & Dialogue, mimeographed blue covers, inner pages printed on one side only on laid-paper, 8.5" x 11", 146 pages, bound on the left side with 2 brass brads. VERY GOOD condition, spine covering has creases from handling and use; covers have some edge wear, creases, and wear around the brass brads; the front cover has a relevant notation written in ink at the top "Env #1282"; inner pages have a spot here and there but are overall just lightly used and still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, very nice copy. A Quite Historic and Rare Screenplay. About JOHN FORD'S 1939 FILM "Drums Along the Mohawk" (from Wikipedia): ******Drums Along the Mohawk is a 1939 historical Technicolor film based upon a 1936 novel of the same name by American author, Walter D. Edmonds. The film was produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and directed by John Ford. Henry Fonda and Claudette Colbert portray settlers on the New York frontier during the American Revolution. The couple suffer British, Tory, and Indian attacks on their farm before the Revolution ends and peace is restored. The film - Ford's first color feature - was well received, was nominated for two Academy Awards and became a major box office success.****** Very Good .

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