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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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        Mein Kampf, Complete and Definitive, Unexpurgated Edition, Fully Annotated

      Reynam and Hitchcock, Boston 1939 - Near fine in a very good or better unpriced dust jacket. The true first American edition, first printing (no additional printings indicated, and same date on title page and copyright page). Very small rub mark on bottom of volume spine, else near fine in all respects. Jacket is very close to near fine, with light rubbing along folds and spine, light wear at spine ends and a little soiling to the rear panel. Front panel bears the statement that "All proceeds from this edition, after deducting all legitimate expenses.will be turned over to a fund for refugees." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Typed Letter Signed to Adrian BRUNEL, (Sir Anthony, Earl of Avon, 1897-1977, Prime Minister)

      1939 - (1889-1958, Film Director and Writer), saying "It was good of you to write", Eden "had not thought for a moment" that Brunel "had anything to do with the photographers . Both my wife and I greatly enjoyed our evening", 1 side 4to, 17 Fitzhardinge Street, W.1., 5th June blank left margin and verso a little sunned Written 3 months before the outbreak of WW2. Anthony Eden had resigned as Foreign Secretary in February 1938, in protest at Chamberlain's policy, especially with regard to Mussolini, though he did not remain out of favour, and visited the USA and Roosevelt in December 1938. Adrian Brunel was a skilled film maker - two of his 'lost' silent films are on the British Film Institute's 'most wanted list'. He was a close friend of Leslie Howard, with whom he had worked from 1920 for several years, and would again in 'The First of the Few'. At the outbreak of war he was employed in propaganda films, and we think that he and Eden will have been discussing some such project as war loomed.

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        Some Buried Caesar: A Nero Wolfe Mystery

      New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1939. Cloth. Very Good +/Very Good -. A solid, perfectly serviceable copy of the 1939 1st edition. Clean and VG+ in a bright, price-intact ("$2.00"), VG- to VG dustjacket, with light chipping and creasing along the panel edges and spine ends, and light staining to the rear panel. Still though, very presentable. 12mo, the great Rex Stout's 6th Nero Wolfe mystery.

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        Le Mur

      Gallimard, Paris 1939 - Copy 85, one of 20 hors commerce from a printing of of 70 copies on Alfa Lafuma-Navarre (second paper after 40 on vélin). Inscribed on the half title from Sartre to Mlle. Gabrielle Gras, a writer and book shop owner in Nice. Superb binding by Pierre-Lucien Martin, dated 1956. Black goatskin, with mosaic design of a red brick wall, viewed obliquely, on both sides. Top edge gilt, others uncut, spine and covers preserved, in a chemise and slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Cronache della guerra. Rivista settimanale illustrata .

      Tumminelli & C, 1939. 2 voll., in 4°, p. tela. 1° vol. : 1939 ; dal n° 1 al n. 10 (manca il n. 8) - 1940 ; dal n. 1 al n. 28 (mancano i nn. 7, 9, 12, 18, 22, 27). 2° vol. :1940; dal n. 29 al n. 52 (manca il n. 42) - 1941; dal n. 1 al 9 + i nn. , 14, 15, 44, 52 - 1942; n. 3. Copp. originali conservate all'interno. Numerose ill. Alcune pp. con piccoli restauri sommari.

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        A Collection of five James Joyce First Editions containing: Dubliners (1914) - A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) - Ulysses (1922 & 1936 limited signed) - Finnegans Wake (1939 limited signed)

      Various Publishers/ Various Places: 1914 till 1939 - Up for sale is a collection of five works by James Joyce. It includes very fine and unrestored first editions, first printings of Dubliners (1914), A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916), Ulysses (1922, and the signed limited English first edition of 1936) and Finnegans Wake (1939, limited edition signed in slipcase). You can order a catalogue of the collection from us or hava a look at all of our first or otherwise interesting editions of Joyce's works as well as books on the author and some paraphernalia at ygrbooks.ch. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Yves G. Rittener - YGRbookS]
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        Goodbye to Berlin

      Hogarth Press, UK 1939 - A sharp and very well preserved UK first edition, first impression. The Wrapper : No wrapper. The Book : Original textured grey cloth lettered in red. The book is very bright and very clean. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. The boards are clean and bright. The corners and spine ends are sharp. The pages are very clean, as are the closed page edges. The red top stain is bright. No foxing, no spotting. No dog-eared pages. The binding is tight - no cracked hinges. Very well preserved. An attractive copy in a protected wrapper. Paypal accepted. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cheltenham Rare Books]
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        Goodbye To Berlin - first edition, first printing

      The Hogarth Press, 1939 A first edition, first printing published by The Hogarth Press in 1939. A very good+ book with one name and removal of bookplate to the front endpaper. Some minor splitting to the inner hinges. In a dust wrapper which has benefitted from some restoration to the spine ends and to the extremities - visible internally. Some creasing to the spine and panels.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        The Garden Party and other Stories [Illustrated by Marie Laurencin]

      Verona Press, London 1939 - First Limited Edition (and First Illustrated Edition), number 145 of 1200 copies printed at the Officina Bodoni on handmade paper. Illustrated with 16 superb colored lithographs by Marie Laurencin. Oversized 8vo: [xii],316,[2, colophon]pp. Cream paper-covered boards printed in overall pattern in pale olive-green, red paper lettering piece gilt, fore- and bottom edges untrimmed, title page in red and black, manuscript inscription to front fly leaf in elegant hand, stone-colored dust jacket printed in pale olive-green. Without the slipcase. According to Kirkpatrick, "Though printed in 1939, the Second World War delayed publication until 1947." Near Fine or better (spine ends lightly rubbed, page edges spotted) else a crisp, bright copy in Near Fine or better jacket (several light smudges and insignificant pale stains). NCBEL IV 653-654. Kirkpatrick D6. First edition of this collection, its contents differing from those of the collection of the same name published in 1922 (Kirkpatrick A5). The publisher's note (tipped in, on tan paper, following copyright page) states, "This special limited edition aims at presenting in one volume the best stories written by Katherine Mansfield at every stage in her career." Katherine Mansfield Beauchamp Murry was born in New Zealand, and moved to Great Britain in 1908; she died of the effects of tuberculosis, contracted during World War I, at the age of thirty-four. 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Cosmological Eye (Inscribed To Pierre Sicart, With Original Pencil Drawing By Sicart)

      New York: New Directions, 1939. First Edition, First Issue. Rough Beige Cloth. Near Fine Book/Very Good + Dust Jacket. Inscribed By Henry Miller. 1st Printing 363 Pp. First Issue Book And Dj, One Of 2000 Copies, Miller's First Book Publication In The U.S. Bright, Clean Example, Pages Square. No Fading Or Aging To Cloth, A Few Pinpoint Rubs To Cover Paste-On Illustration Of An Eye In The Clouds, A Little Browning To Edges Of Page Block. Some Aging To Endpapers, With Faint Outline Of A Removed Bookplate. On Front Endpaper Is Some Erased Red Pencil "Get Circus Of Dr. Lao - Artzybasheff Illus...", Not In Miller's Hand, With 4 1/2" X 2 3/4" Finely Drawn, High Quality Drawing Of A Bearded Man's Head Looking Just Past The Viewer, In Which Tiny Lines In The Right Of The Beard Include Letters '4M..." And Possibly A Few More Letters, Apparently By Pierre Sicart. Inscribed By Miller To Pierre [Probably His Collector And Friend, The Artist Pierre Sicart], "For Pierre - Henry Miller 5/25/1973". Dj Is First Issue, Priced $2.50 On Rear Flap, Very Slight Wear, 1/8" Deep X 1/4" Long Triangular Chip At Top Of Front Panel With Associated Short Crease, And A 1/4" Closed Tear At Top Of Rear Flap Fold, Exceptionally Well Preserved.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        THE GRAPES OF WRATH

      New York: The Viking Press, 1939. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Very Good/Good. Octavo. First printing. 619pp. Bound in original pictorial oatmeal cloth stamped in brown, top edges stained yellow, in unclipped pictorial dust jacket priced at 2.75 and the words "First Edition" on front flap of jacket, Owner's inscription to front free endpaper, owner's bookplate to front pastedown. A very good copy in good only dust jacket showing browning, edge wear and and tears with nearly an inch piece missing at head. Housed in a custom leather backed clamshell.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Autograph Letter Signed

      , 1939. 1939. Signed. STIEGLITZ, Alfred. Autograph letter signed. New York, December 30, 1939. Two quarto leaves measuring 8 by 10 inches, written in black ink on rectos only. Handsomely framed with photographic portrait measuring 7 by 9-1/2 inches. Entire framed piece measures 34 by 19-1/2 inches. $6500.Fine related autograph letter boldly written and signed by Stieglitz. Handsomely framed with original photographic portrait of Stieglitz, signed by photographer Lotte Jacobi.In this warm letter to Jacobi, Stieglitz apologizes for the late return of proofs she had sent to him. The letter reads:

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        Wild Palms

      1939. First Edition . Signed. FAULKNER, William. The Wild Palms. New York: Random House, (1939). Octavo, original half red cloth and tan paper boards, top edge gilt, original acetate dust wrapper. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $5500.Signed limited first edition of this story of flight and refuge, freedom and entrapment, number 182 of only 250 copies signed by Faulkner. This copy with scarce original acetate wrapper.A contemporary reviewer for Time magazine hailed The Wild Palms as “conceived in the grand mannerÂ… a pulsing, racing story, a kind of hysterical Huckleberry Finn, its moral at once grim and humane” (Blotner, 406). No slipcase was issued with this signed limited edition. Brodsky 200. Spine very gently toned, otherwise fine.

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        The Castle [Das Schloss]

      London Secker & Warburg 1939 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. Fine- ¶ 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 Kafka'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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        Muscheln und Schirme. Poèmes en allemand de Hans Arp. Dessins de Sophie Taeuber.

      Meudon-Val-Fleury, chez les auteurs, [imprimé en Tchécoslovaquie]1939. - 23 x 15, 5 cm, 36 p., 4 ill. n.b. Broché, sous double couv. muette. Parfait état, tel que paru. Rare édition originale du premier livre conjointement publié par les époux, à compte d'auteur. Les poèmes de Hans Arp et les dessins de Sophie Taeuber-Arp sont servis par une mise en page et une typographie de Jan Tschischold. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Poems of Shakespeare

      Stamford, Connecticut: Overbrook Press, 1939. Folio. 231pp., in gathered unbound and untrimmed signatures. One of 150 copies. The text is taken from the Complete Works edited by George Lyman Kittredge of Harvard University. The ordinary copies of this ambitious production were bound in three-quarter morocco with a slipcase, but approximately a third of the edition was left in sheets and never bound. Sheets protected by elegant custom-made chemise and drop-back box. Very fine. (Cahoon, p. 24).

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        1939 Recital at the Ritz-Carlton - Original Program

      - A very rare original program from one of the notoriously awful soprano's private song recitals, held at the Ritz-Carlton on October 26, 1939. Printed in red on silver paper, the program features a photograph of Jenkins in her "peasant-maid" costume. The program included the Queen of the Night aria, Russian songs, and a new "Serenata Mexicana" composed for Jenkins by her accompanist, Cosme McMoon. 3 pp., printed on a large sheet folded in four. Some wear to the edges but overall in very good condition. 6.75 x 9.25 inches (17.2 x 23.4 cm).Florence Foster Jenkins, an American girl born in 1868 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania to a well-to-do family, has become a legend as "the world's worst opera singer."  She made some vanity 78 rpm records for the Mel-o-tone label during World War Two, and in October 1944 hired Carnegie Hall for a recital.  The bad reviews that resulted from that recital were said to break her heart and she died a few weeks later at age 76, but the recordings have kept her name and her art alive.  In recent years there have been several plays about her, and this year there are three full-length movies.  The first, a French comedy-drama titled "Marguerite," was released earlier this year.  A second, produced in Britain and starring Meryl Streep as Jenkins, is being released in the USA in August, 2016, and later this year a German docu-drama starring soprano Joyce di Donato as Jenkins will premiere.  Two different full-length biographies of Jenkins have appeared within the last weeks in England, one by Darryl Bullock and the other by Jasper Rees. However, autograph material and other historical memorabilia of Jenkins is of the utmost rarity.  

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        Barbarians at the Gate - Gollancz's File Copy

      Gollancz, 1939 A first edition, first printing published by Gollancz in 1939. A fine book (trace of spotting to the page edge) with two 'File Copy' stamps within. This was the copy taken from the Gollancz archive and has a stamp of File Copy on the front panel of the wrapper also. The DJ is in near fine condition and not clipped. Unbrowned on the spine.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        The Local

      Cassell [Curwen], 1939 A first edition, first printing published by Cassell and Co {Curwen Press] in 1939. A very good+ copy with one name and date to the ffep (some foxing also present) edges a little browned and bumped backstrip with title still present. Famous for its 15 colour lithographs by Edward Ardizzone (some selling online for £250 each), this is a very rare book and a beautifully illustrated guide to pubs.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Donner à voir

      Gallimard 1939 - - Gallimard, Paris 1939, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Paul Eluard à Benjamin Fondane. Dos comportant trois petits accrocs restaurés et sans gravité. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, review copy. Precious autograph signed by Paul Eluard in Benjamin Fondane. Back with three small rips restored and not serious. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Observer and Record of Agriculture, Science, and Art

      Merrihew and Thompson, Printers, PHILADELPHIA 1939 - Handsomely bound volume of complete Volume One (Oct. 1, 1838 - Sept. 2, 1839) of this short-lived contribution to American Agriculture. 192 pages, fully indexed. An amazing compendium of information. Extremely scarce in this condition. Leather spine and corners with red label on spine and gilt title. Green marbled boards. Bumps to corners and spine ends with some rubs and scuffs. Some foxing to pages. Prev. owner's name, James D. Evans, written at top right corner of title page. (Scans available upon request.) Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Presentation photo signed as King and inscribed (1890-1947, King of Greece)

      1939 - to Sir Sydney Waterlow, (1878-1944, British Minister at Bangkok, Addis Adaba, Sofia and Athens) showing him full length in uniform, in original hand beaten silver frame with monogram at the head, 17½" x 14", Athens From a small collection of presentation photos given to Sir Sydney Waterlow, (1878-1944, British Minister at Bangkok, Addis Adaba, Sofia and Athens).

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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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        TEN LITTLE NIGGERS

      London: Collins, The Crime Club. 1939. First edition, first printing. First edition, first printing. Original orange cloth with black titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding clean, square and bright, the contents lightly spotted to the text block edge otherwise clean throughout and without previous ownerÂ’s inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the genuinely very good first issue rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which remains very clean and bright with a little fading of the red lettering on the spine and a couple of short closed tears. The correct first issue price of 7s 6d net is present to the front flap, as called for. A very attractive example in entirely original condition. Scarce thus. 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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        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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        Peligros de una Inmigracion en Masa

      1939. (JUDAICA) (ANTI-SEMITISM) MEXICO. Peligros de una Inmigracion en Masa. Voto razonado del C. Delegado del D.A.P.P. ante del H. Consejo Consultivo, sobre la proposicion presentado por el C. Director de Poblacion, el viernes 24 de febrero de 1939. WITH: Informe sintetico de la proposicionÂ… Mexico: March 9 and March 22, 1939. Together, two volumes. Typescript carbons (8-1/2 by 11 inches), stapled in original wrappers; pp. (1), 39; (1), 7. $3000.Two rare 1939 internal memos by the Mexican government, entitled “The Dangers of Mass Immigration,” explaining the reasons for rejecting the United StatesÂ’ suggestion that Mexico accept Jewish refugees into the southern part of the country.The reports, dated March 9 and 22, 1939, explain the reasons for the vote against the proposition presented on February 24, 1939. The rejection of the proposal was deeply rooted in anti-Semitism, and numerous political, legal, economic, and cultural reasons are listed. The United States is perceived as attempting to bully Mexico into accepting a “humiliating” proposal, and the Jewish immigrants are seen as capable of taking over the republic of the southeast (Yucatan, Campeche, and Quintana Roo) by virtue of their cultural superiority and alleged “world hegemony,” with a parallel drawn to the loss of California and Texas to a foreign, unassimilated population. Another reason noted is that acceptance of such a number of immigrants would violate Mexican law and subordinate Mexican foreign policy to that of the United States; the question is raised as to why the United States does not accept large numbers of immigrants in contravention of its own immigration laws. Numerous irrational and anti-Semitic fears are expressed: the Jews would dominate and “enslave” the indigenous population by means of trade and other methods; ownership of the World Press would allow the Jews to unduly influence foreign and domestic opinions; and the ships used to transport the immigrants would be used for smuggling. “After World War I, Jewish immigration from Eastern Europe began again and at an increased rate. But during the first years most of the immigrants used Mexico only as a stopping place on their way to the United States. As of 1924, however, most immigrants were barred from continuing on to the U. S. by that countryÂ’s restrictive immigration legislation and were compelled to remain in Mexico under difficult conditions. The new immigrants settled in every part of the country, and prosperedÂ… The number of obstacles to Jewish immigration increased during the 1930s and culminated in the 1937 Constitution which established the principle of immigration by quota. Within this framework, Poland and Rumania, for example, countries where Jewish emigration was high, were restricted to 100 entry visas a year. Thus only a limited number of Jews persecuted in Europe succeeded in entering MexicoÂ… Supported by the Mexican Fascists, Las Camisas Doradas, and the German embassy, anti-Semitism increased during the early years of World War II. Only with MexicoÂ’s entry into the war against the Axis powers in May 1942, was anti-Semitism subdued” (Encyclopedia Judaica XI: 1456-7). Fine condition. Rare and historically most important.

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        Das Politische Plakat : Eine Psychologische Betrachtung

      Franz Eher Nachf 1939 - Book is in very good condition. Second Edition. Octavo, 247 pages. Published by Franz Eher Nachf, 1939. Red cloth boards with silver stamped spine/cover lettering. Has a stamp reading “Presented by 6870 DISCC Munich, Bavaria” on inside flyleaf. Rear hinge has some separation but is still solid. Interior is clean and unmarked. All color plates still bright. Has a library code marking at the top left corner of copyright page in pencil. Has some white residue from a library mark on the spine bottom. Silver to spine lettering is mostly faded/chipped but the cover lettering is still bright and intact. Has some wear to the cloth at spine bottom/board edge bottoms. A very scarce copy of this Nazi history of the political poster. “The Political Poster: A Psychological Study”. 100% positive feedback. 30 day money back guarantee. NEXT DAY SHIPPING! Excellent customer service. Please email with any questions or if you would like a photo. All books packed carefully and ships with free delivery confirmation/tracking. All books come with free bookmarks. Ships from Southampton, New York. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE TAYLORS OF ONGAR. Portrait of an English Family of the 18th and 19th centuries. Drawn from Family Records by the Great-great Niece of Ann & Jane Taylor. WITH SIGNED MANUSCRIPT POEM.

      Cambridge, W. Heffer & Sons Ltd,1939.. FIRST EDITION 1939, PRESENTATION COPY TO A MRS GRANTHAM WITH THE AUTHORESS' INITIALS WITH A MANUSCRIPT POEM SIGNED BY ANN GILBERT NEE TAYLOR IN AN OLD ENVELOPE WITH A PENCIL NOTE BY DORIS ARMITAGE: "This charming poem and original autograph was written by Ann as a Christmas Card to a member of her family. Sent by her Great-great niece to May Grantham Feb 1957". 8vo, approximately 220 x 145 mm, 8¾ x 5¾ inches, frontispiece and 20 full page illustrations, 6 small text illustrations, 5 taken from Topsy Turvy, the World Turned Upside Down, pages: xviii, 1-252, at the front of the book are 2 specimen pages, title page and 1 of text, the title page being different from the one that was published, a tipped in errata slip, original publisher's blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, central gilt oval decoration with raised heads of Ann an Jane on upper cover, blue ink corrections to text (most likely by the authoress) 1 with 3 lines crossed out and the correction written in the upper margin, 1 with extra text, the rest just affecting a letter or 2. Small abrasion to first pastedown where the envelope was pasted and is now loose in the book, small pale brown spot on page xi, not affecting text, small pale mark to edges, not affecting margins, otherwise a very good copy in a complete but rubbed and repaired dust wrapper, not priced clipped. The envelope enclosing the letter is lightly age-browned with a tiny repair, the letter is very clean and readable, the paper has a water mark with only "Joynson" legible. The letter is titled "Supplemental": "I told you last Christmas I'd something to say, a tale you would all think worth telling; But lo! the bags open, and the puss is away, and there is not a rat to be smelling! (If you did smell a rat tho, or think one was hatching, a very nice sport must be that of rat catching). College Hill, Dec. 25. 1859. Ann Gilbert." MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Autograph manuscript poem signed

      , 1939. 1939. Signed. AUDEN, W. H. Autograph manuscript poem signed. No place, no date [circa 1936]. Octavo, one leaf, written on one side only, 20 lines, five verses in black ink. $8500.Autograph manuscript of the first published version of Auden

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books ]
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        The Road is Wider than Long. An Image Diary from the Balkans July-August 1938

      London Gallery Editions, (1939). 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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        Chants secrets [Le condamné à mort, Marche funèbre]. Couverture ornée d'une lithographie d'Emile Picq.

      Edition originale, tirage limité à 402 ex., un des 400 numérotés sur pur fil réservés aux souscripteurs (après 2 sur vieux Japon) avec une lithographie originale d'Emile Picq en couverture, évocation ou portrait de Maurice Pilorge, "assassin de vingt ans" guillotiné en 1939. C'est à sa mémoire que Genet dédie Marche funèbre, dont c'est l'édition originale, ainsi que la nouvelle édition du Condamné à mort (écrit en prison et d'abord paru clandestinement à Fresnes en 1942).

      [Bookseller: SOLSTICES Rare Books]
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        Discorso dattiloscritto con correzioni e firma autografe. S.d. ma 1939 ca.

      1939. 4 fogli dattiloscritti al recto con correzioni autografe e firma ''Mussolini''. Si tratta di un discorso intitolato ''Maggio 1915'' tenuto probabilmente alla Gioventù del Littorio. ''Ora la Gioventù del Littorio come quella del 15, non attende il destino, ma gli va incontro col freddo ardimento delle nuove generazioni decise a piegarlo''. I toni rievocativi dell'ingresso dell'Italia alla Prima Guerra Mondiale e il riferimento esplicito alla Gioventù del Littorio, fondata nel 1937, fanno presumere una datazione del discorso agli anni intorno al 1939, evidentemente in una fase di propaganda per l'entrata dell'Italia nella Seconda Guerra Mondiale. "Nel maggio del 1915 tutta l'Italia vivente fu percorsa e incendiata da una passione come rare volte accade..".

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco]
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        The Wizard of Oz - The Original Story on which the film is based

      1st thus, pictorial boards, 208pp, with 8 colour plates taken from stills of the picture by M.G.M. and 8 black and white full page line drawings by W. W. Denslow. Together with original pictorial dust jacket that echoes the boards underneath. An unusual edition with film images which are not present in any American edition.

      [Bookseller: Rainford & Parris]
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        Verve: Volume II, Issues 5-6, 7, 8

      Paris, London 1939-40 - Large Folio. Four volumes in three: Numbers 5-6, July-October 1939; Number 7, April-July 1940 (Les Tres Riches Heures Du Duc De Berry); Number 8, September-November 1940. With publisher's slip tipped onto the title page of Number 8 stating: "This Issue of Verve was completed just a few days before the occupation of Paris. Extraordinary difficulties and extremely high expenses were incurred in order to bring copies to America. In spite of the greatest efforts and sacrifices, more than half of the edition has been lost. Because of these circumstances and the small number of copies which eventually reached this country, it has been necessary to establish a price of $3.50 for this issue." With original slipcase, showing wear at extremities; volumes are internally clean and bright, with no markings of any kind; wear and small loss at spine ends of numbers 7 and 8. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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