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        NO WIND OF BLAME.

      New York: Crime Club, 1939. [x], 294 pages of text. Hardcover binding with minor darkening to top edge, and minimal shelfwear. Price-clipped dustjacket is somewhat sunned on spine, and is moderately rubbed, with tiny chips to extremties, and several creases and tears; protected in archival mylar. Stated "First Edition" on copyright page. Rear panel lists four recent releases; inner rear flap states "520-39" on lower edge. Minor browning to endpapers, and previous owner's name (in light pencil) on front endpaper.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good- condition/Very good- condition (DJ). Octavo (8vo).

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA)]
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        Key Largo

      Anderson House 1939 - Washington DC: Anderson House, 1939. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by author to'Victor Samrock', business manager of the Playwright's Company. Gray cloth binding is tight with age soiling on spine but red lettering still very readable. Text is very clean except for Pg 27 and 104 (pg. 27: 2-3 stain streaks along other edge; pg. 104: three minor spots). Top of outer edge gray stained; other two edges are rough cut and age-toned. DJ has price intact ($2.50 on front flap), small tear on top of spine to back cover; tiny piece missing at top outer edge to front cover. Book and DJ are overall in VG- and VG condition respectively. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Moses, Man on the Mountain.

      J. B. Lippincott Company, New York 1939 - First edition of this classic retelling of Moses' exodus. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Louise Elder - one of God's pretty throne-angels with shiny Wings. Sincerely, Zora Neale Hurston." Light rubbing, near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed by Zora Neale Hurston. In this 1939 novel based on the familiar story of the Exodus, Zora Neale Hurston blends the Moses of the Old Testament with the Moses of black folklore and song to create a compelling allegory of power, redemption, and faith. Narrated in a mixture of biblical rhetoric, black dialect, and colloquial English, Hurston traces Moses's life from the day he is launched into the Nile river in a reed basket, to his development as a great magician, to his transformation into the heroic rebel leader, the Great Emancipator. From his dramatic confrontations with Pharaoh to his fragile negotiations with the wary Hebrews, this very human story is told with great humor, passion, and psychological insight. Hailed by The New York Times as, "a narrative of great power. Warm with friendly personality and pulsating with.profound eloquence and religious fervor." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Heart's Desire

      Paris: (Golden Cockerel Press), 1939. Buckland Wright, John. Octavo. 43pp., + (7)ff. One of 70 copies printed for private circulation at the Tintern Press under the direction of Christopher Sandford of the Golden Cockerel Press. According to Reid, this is one of thirty copies bound in vellum-backed cloth boards. With a title-page illustration and seven erotic copper engravings by John Buckland Wright. The book was written by Sandford under a pseudonym due to its erotic content. Accompanying this copy is a set of proofs before letters of all eight engravings, housed in a contemporary quarter morocco folding case. Although Reid notes two special copies containing extra material, and our own experience confirms that other copies were issued with proofs and additional material, it is not inconsistent that these extra proofs may have been offered with this copy. Slight fading along fore-edge of upper cover of book, minor sunning to spine of folding case, otherwise fine. (Reid A30c).

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        Viva il Duce. 23 marzo 1919.

      Alfieri e Lacroix,, Milano, 1939 - Cm. 38,5 x 30,5, pp. (400). Con moltissime illustrazioni fotografiche e 12 tavole a colori fuori testo, su carta forte, illustrate da Mario Sironi. Legatura originale in tela e cartonato ruvido con titoli impressi al piatto. Uno strappo maldestramente ricongiunto all'occhietto ed un indebolimento alla cerniera posteriore, peraltro esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Edizione originale ed unica di questa rara pubblicazione di chiara impostazione apologetica ed impreziosita dal bell'apparato iconografico a colori di Mario Sironi. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Merlin II and III Aero-Engines (Air Publication 1590B v. 1)

      Air Ministry, 1939, Softcover, Book Condition: Good Condition, 1939 Reprinted. A generally well-preserved copy of a scarce item, including many large fold-out diagrams. This is an official handbook, privately-published for the Air Ministry. Page edges and covers are generally worn and creased, particularly to bottom corner, but contents remain clear and well-preserved. Fold-out diagrams mostly complete and well-preserved but with some tears and creases along seams - though fold-out on p. 26 is more notably damaged and worn. Title on spine is hand-written, and the volume includes a previous owner's inscription. Why do most sellers not describe their actual item on Amazon? Buy with confidence, support a genuine Independent Bricks and Mortar Real Bookshop and help to preserve our High Streets as interesting places to shop. We are Maynard and Bradley CAMBO and PBFA (now lapsed) members here in Leicester City Centre, UK. 0116 253 2712 Size: 150 x 220 mm. 183 pages. Item Type: Book. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Engineering, Industrial, Trade; Britain/UK; 1930s; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 03686.

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        Der Erste Großdeutsche Reichskriegertag

      München, Raumbild-Verlag Schönstein, 1939, Ganzleineneinband, in Original Versandkarton, mit Original Beipackzetteln, 71 Seiten, mit farbigen Abbildungen, 100 Raumbilder, mit Brille, Kö22238, Einband leicht berieben, Versandkarton mit Fehlstelle, Zustand 2- (P136) (P136)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht - Preis inkl. MwSt.]
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        Der Erste Großdeutsche Reichskriegertag,

       1939. München, Raumbild-Verlag Schönstein, 1939, Ganzleineneinband, in Original Versandkarton, mit Original Beipackzetteln, 71 Seiten, mit farbigen Abbildungen, 100 Raumbilder, mit Brille, Kö22238, Einband leicht berieben, Versandkarton mit Fehlstelle, Zustand 2- (P136) (P136) Versand D: 6,00 EUR

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        The Limited Editions Club's Shakespeare: Complete Tragedies, Histories, Comedies and Poems, complete set 39 volumes

      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1939. Limited ed. Hardcover. Near Fine/Slipcase. The Limited Editions Club's complete works of Shakespeare in 39 volumes, designed by Bruce Rogers who has signed his name on the limitation page of the second volume of 'Poems'. Number 248 of 1,950. Each volume illustrated by a different artist, including Arthur Rackham, Eric Gill, Fritz Kredel, Valenti Angelo, Gordon Craig, Frans Masereel, Fritz Eichenberg, W. A. Dwiggins. Generally Near Fine. Interiors are tight, bright and unmarked; no signs of former ownership. Spines occasionally faded or tones, but nothing severe. All books in the original slipcases, overall Very Good, a few with early signs of weakening along the hinges, but all intact and secure. Includes 34 prospectuses and a worn copy of the 'Ten Years' retrospective publication in leather boards. Only 1 book with the original wax paper jacket. Complete set, including the scarce Poems volumes, signed by BR. This is a very large and heavy set and will likely require additional postage.

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        The Case of the Perjured Parrot

      William Morrow & Company, 1939 Very good in a very good dust jacket. 1939 stated on the title page and on the copyright page. First Edition. Fore-edge has some moisture damage, which extends slightly onto each page edge throughout. Dust jacket has some water damage to lower half of dj; large chips at the corners; chipping at spine ends; rubbing at edges. Interior of the jacket has been previously repaired with tape. Original price of $2.00 is printed on the front flap.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        The Road is Wider than Long. An Image Diary from the Balkans July-August 1938

      London Gallery Editions, 1939. First edition. Penrose, Roland; Bellmer, Hans. Illustrated from photographs by the author, printed in red and black, using various decorative type faces, at The Bradley Press. One of 500 numbered copies. 8- 1/2 x 6-7/8 inches, 52 pages. Published as No. 1 in the Series of Surrealist Poetry, edited by E.L.T. Mesens. Inscribed by Penrose to the author and war correspondent John Langdon-Davies. Langdon-Davies commanded the Osterley Home Guard Training School in 1940 where Penrose taught camouflage (famously using a photo of his wife Lee Miller wearing only a camouflage net). Bound by Peter Jones, using multiple strips of quarter-sawn oak from Penrose's Farley Farm, a gift to the binder from Anthony Penrose, the author's son, with single strip of yew in each board. The strips were butt-jointed and threaded into carbon fiber rods. Throughlays of sanded acrylic inserts with gold leaf, quarter jointed black goatskin spine, the original wood veneer covers designed by Hans Bellmer are preserved, and incorporated in the binding, which has a lidded box made of the same oak, tongued and grooved with rebate corner joints. Jones has been President of Designer Bookbinders. His works are owned by major collectors and institutions in the USA and the UK. He is a member of the Tomorrow's Past group of binders who make modern conservation bindings for antiquarian books, avoiding the historicist pastiches of restoration bindings.

      [Bookseller: Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books]
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        Über den Nachweis und das Verhalten der bei der Bestrahlung des Urans mittels Neutronen entstehenden Erdalkalimetalle (and 5 further articles)

      Berlin: Julius Springer, 1939. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. In: Die Naturwissenschaften. Vol. 27. Berlin, J. Springer, 1939. 4to (27:20,5 cm). With numerous illustrations in text; xviii, 862 pp. Title-leaf with library- and deaccession-stamp. Later cloth-backed boards. ----PMM 422 (b); Poggendorff VIIa/2, 356 & 4, 568; Norman 963 Anm. - First printing of Hahn and Straßmann's famous paper on the discovery of nuclear fission. "In 1938 Hahn and Strassmann had demonstrated the presence of radioactive barium, lanthanum and cerium among the products of neutron bombardment of uranium, an observation that seemed to contradict all previous experiences of nuclear physics. The two men announced their puzzling findings in a paper, 'Ueber den Nachweis und das Verhalten...', published in 'Naturwissenschaften' on 6 January 1939" (Norman). - Entire volume, comprising 5 other papers by Hahn and Straßmann. --- Erstdruck des berühmten Artikels vom 6. Januar 1939, in dem Otto Hahn und Fritz Straßmann von ihrer Entdeckung der Kernspaltung berichten. Aus dem entscheidende Experiment vom 17. Dezember 1938 (der "Radium-Barium-Mesothorium-Fraktionierung") schloß Hahn auf ein "Zerplatzen" des Urankerns; weitere radiochemische Untersuchungen lieferten den unwiderlegbaren Beweis, daß das Uran in aus leichteren Elementen bestehende Bruchstücke gespalten worden war. - Im vollständigen Jahrgang, darin noch 5 weitere Artikel von Hahn u. Straßmann zur Kernspaltung: 1. Nachweis der Entstehung aktiver Bariumisotope aus Uran und Thorium durch Neutronenbestrahlung; Nachweis weiterer aktiver Bruchstücke bei der Uranspaltung (S. 89-95). - 2. Über die Bruchstücke beim Zerplatzen des Urans (S. 163-164). - 3. Zur Frage nach der Existenz der 'Trans-Urane' (S. 451-453). - 4. Weitere Spaltprodukte aus der Bestrahlung des Urans mit Neutronen (S. 529-534). - 5. Über einige Bruchstücke beim Zerplatzen des Thoriums (S. 544-547, mit S. Flügge). Very Good.

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        Huntsman What Quarry?

      New York and London:: Harper & Brothers,, 1939.. Limited Edition. 1/4 cloth. Fine in a Fine slip case. / . Fine Signed Limited Edition (#220/515) in a Fine slip case. Octavo (6.5 x 10 Inches). Tan quarter cloth over blue heathered boards. Printed paper label to spine. Printed and hand numbered paper label to front of slipcase. [i-viii] ix-xii [1-2] 3-108 [109-110] pp. The Limited First Edition of Huntsman What Quarry is hand-set by Arthur, Edna, and Elaine Rushmore at The Golden Hind Press, Madison, New Jersey, in Lutetia type. Printed by the Harbor Press in New York city. Published by Harper & Brothers, New York and London May, Mcmxxxix. Five hundred and fifteen copies are printed on Worthy Charta paper of which only numbers thirty-seven to five hundred and thirty-six are for sale.

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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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        Deutsche Sankt Georg Sportzeitung. Offizielles Organ des Reichsverbandes für Zucht und Prüfung deutschen Warmbluts, dem Reichsnährstand angegliedert. Jahrgänge 1939 / 1940 / 1941, jeweils vollständig in 30 / 30 / 24 Heften * s e l t e n

      Berlin, Verlag Sankt Georg Erna Marschall, 1939 - 1941. - (noch Bilder zu Nr. 24685) - Dressurprüfungen, französische Reitkunst in der Reichshauptstadt, Fernsehsender im Zeichen des Berliner internationalen Turniers, Berliner Reiterkämpfe, Presse, SS-Turnier Nordhausen, SA.-Standartenführer Hans von Keiser vom Hauptamt Reit- und Fahrausbildung, Reiter-SA. in Rom, SS-Standartenführer Gunter d Alquen der Hauptschriftleiter des Schwarzen Korps beim Generalstabschef der Faschistischen Miliz, Heeres-Fahrschule in Potsdam-Krampnitz, ostpreußische Hengst-Prüfungsanstalt Zwion, Nachrufe Oskar N. Stensbeck, Turniere zu Frankfurt am Main, Remontenwesen, Höhepunkt: Führerbesuch, Wiener Spanische Reitschule, Abstammung- und Rassefragen in ihrer Bedeutung für heimische Pferdezucht, SS.-Reiter W.Fegelein, ostpreußische Pferdezucht, Galopprennsport in München der Hauptstadt der Bewegung, bayerische Vollblutzucht, Präsident Christian Weber, Braunes Band von Deutschland, Großer Preis vom Westwall, Preis der Deutschen Wehrmacht, Pferdezucht hat in Rastenburg / Schlossberg (Pilkallen), pommersche Warmblutzuchtstätten, Zügelführung bei Dressurpferden, Trabrennsport, Rückgang des Arabischen Pferdes im Orient, deutsche Reiter in Nizza, Führergeburtstag, Führerbesuch beim Berliner internationalen Reit- und Fahrturnier, Reitertod der Herzogin Rixa von Oldenburg, Lipizzaner-Zucht in Jugoslawien, bestes Fortpflanzungsalter der Vollbluthengste, schlesische Pferdezuchttage 1938, Training von Rennpferden, große Parade am 50. Geburtstag des Führers eine gewaltige Heerschar der deutschen Wehrmacht, der Führer während der Parade, Hannoveraner als Rennpferd, Wesen des Preisrichter- und Schaukritikeramtes, Gestüt Obora des Grafen Kinsky, Frühjahrsauktion in Trakehnen, Haflinger-Zuchtgebiete, Studenten reiten in Berlin, schwedisches Ardennerpferd, Military, Sudetendeutsches Reit- und Fahrturnier in Leitmeritz, SS-Standartenführer Hermann Fegelein, Ehrentage des großdeutschen Landvolks, Pforzheimer Reitertage, Arbeitstag der SA.-Reiterführer des NS.-Reiterkorps in Berlin, Reichsleiterführerschule, Lüneburger Rennen, deutsche Offiziere im Rennsattel, Pferdeplastik, Internationale Rennwochen in der Hauptstadt der Bewegung, Reitveranstaltung des Heeres in Karlshorst, Turnier Kavallerie-Regiment 9 in Fürstenwalde, Fahren mit dem Zweispänner, SA.-Reichsreiter-Wettkämpfe in Berlin, schlesische Turniere, Deutschlands erste Damenreitschule, Reiten an den Breslauer Hochschulen, Turnier- und Rennwoche Insterburg / Trakehnen, Braunes Band des Springsports, der Führer an der Front im Osten, Leistungsproben von Wehrmachtgespannen, Bildnachruf auf Generaloberst Freiherr von Fritsch, siegreicher Polenfeldzug, NS.-Schrifttum, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: First Edition]

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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.

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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. 

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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]

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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]

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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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