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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]

      [Bookseller: Shadetree Rare Books]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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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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        Gadsby

      Wetzel Publishing Co. 1939 - First edition. 267 p. photo frontis of the author Pinkish-red cloth with black lettering No jacket. Very Good condition. Spine sunned, name written on ffep. Rear hinge cracked. A legendary rarity; the warehouse holding copies of this self-published novel without the letter "e" (a lipogram) burned down shortly after publication. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The Kingdom of Swing.

      Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole Sons, 1939 - Octavo. Original black cloth, title in silver to the spine, deco device in silver to the upper board. With the dust jacket. Endpapers a little browned, marginal toning, cloth slightly faded, the unclipped dust jacket mildly rubbed and chipped at the edges, but very good. Frontispiece and 4 other plates. First Edition. Signed by Goodman on the front free endpaper. This was just the second autobiography of an American jazz musician to be published, Louis Armstrong's Swing That Music had appeared in 1936), and it was written in collaboration with the esteemed classical music critic, Irving Kolodin, whose participation, as Goodman biographer Ross Firestone suggests, "assur(ed) that the project would have a certain quality and be taken seriously as something more than mere public relations flackery." In fact, the book received excellent reviews for its depiction of Goodman's "Horatio Alger rise to prominence" which belied the fact that the celebrated band leader had yet to turn thirty, and that ironically its publication in 1939, marked the beginning of the end of the Swing Era which Goodman had helped to define. An unusually well-preserved copy of a book rarely encountered signed. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        GERMANIA, POLONIA, CECO SLOVACCHIA, UNGHERIA ALLEGATO AL N. 3 ANNO XVII DELLA RIVISTA MENSILE DELLA C.T.I. LE VIE D'ITALIA

      CTI, MILANO 1939 - ITALIANO Carta geografica a colori scala 1:3.000.000, leggermente ingiallita rimanendo comunque in buono stato di conservazione

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        Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

      , 1939. 1939. First Edition . WATSON, Winifred. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day. New York: D. Appleton-Century, 1939. Octavo, original gray cloth, original dust jacket. $3000.First American edition of Watson

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        THE CONFIDENTIAL AGENT - UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY

      New York: The Viking Press, 1939. First American Edition. Quarto (30.25cm); publisher's tape-bound galley sheets (rectos, 8" x 12"); front wrapper bears printed synopsis and publisher's typed in-house label applied to front wrapper; rear cover composed of unprinted brown chipboard; [168]pp. Some external wear, front wrapper with some small nicks and tears to edges, tender along left edge, with some toning and dust-soil to labels; some stress creasing to rear cover, with shallow losses to left corners on same, a few pages dog-eared, else clean throughout; Very Good and sound. One of Greene's early "entertainments," basis for Herman Shumlin's 1945 film noir starring Charles Boyer, Lauren Bacall, and Peter Lorre. Rare in this format. Wobbe A15.b; Hubin, p.175; The Dark Page, Vol.1, pp.120-121.

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        Verve: Volume II, Issues 5-6, 7, 8

      Paris, London 1939-40. First Edition. Original Wrappers. Very Good. 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.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ]
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        VERVE, AN ARTISTIC AND LITERARY QUARTERLY, VOLUME 1, NUMBERS TWO, THREE AND FOUR

      Paris: Tériade, 1938-1939. Folio, 128, 132, 140 numbered pages, the English-language edition, with covers by Georges Braque, Pierre Bonnard and Georges Rouault. The list of contributors, both artists and writers, still astonishes by its eclectic richness: -- André Malraux, James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, André Gide, Matisse, Chagall, MIro, Jean-Paul Sartre, Brassai, Kandinsky, many oihers. Text paper slightly toned at the edges, else internally fine and without markings of any kind. This set of three is bound in terra-cotta cloth with the single word "VERVE" at the bottom of the front cover in silver, a design repeated at the top of the spine. Light wear to the terra cotta cloth; mild rubbing and shelf wear to the base of the spine and bottom corners. A beautiful copy. The book is oversized and heavy and will require additional postage and insurance, at cost.

      [Bookseller: Barbara Farnsworth, Bookseller]
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        Farbiger Alltag

      A. Wohlfeld, Magdeburg 1939 - Folio (12 3/4 x 11"). Unpaginated. [46]pp (including wrappers). Original spiral-bound color photo-illustrated wrappers, with black lettering to front cover.Published shortly after the outbreak of WWII, this work is a spectacular advertising brochure for five of the most prestigious German paper manufacturing, printing and advertising firms of the time: - F. Guhl & Co.: Klischeefabrik (Printing block manufacturer), Frankfurt am Main. - J. W. Zanders: Feinpapierfabrik (Paper manufacturer), Bergisch-Gladbach. - D. Stempel AG: Schriftgießerei (Type foundry), Frankfurt am Main. - Springer & Möller AG: Druckfarbenwerke (Printing color manufacturer), Leipzig. - A. Wohlfeld: Buchdruckerei (Book printer), Magdeburg. Illustrated with numerous color photographic reproductions, and intermediate inserts, this brochure was intended to show the abilities of German printers and advertising designers of the Nazi era. The striking color photographs are by Hermann Harz, the Duxochrom specialist for Hitler's color photographer Walter Frentz. (For more information, see: Manfred Heiting / Roland Jaeger, in "Autopsie II," pp.624-26).Original box lacking. Covers slightly foxed along edges, with sporadic clear water-staining. Some minor foxing along fore-edge of first leaf. Text in German. Wrappers in overall good, interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Jederzeit einsatzbereit. Ein Bildbericht von der neuen deutschen Polizei. Zusammengestellt und bearbeitet von Helmuth Koschorke. Mit Geleitworten von Reichsminister Dr. Wilhelm Frick, Reichsfürher SS Heinrich Himmler, Chef der Deutschen Polizei.

      Berlin, Zeitgeschichte-Verlag Wilhelm Andermann, 1939 4°, o. P. (32 Bl.: einige S. Text u. 77 Abb. m. Legenden), 1 auf Schmutztitel montiertes Dedikationsblatt des Verlags an die «Deutsche Polizei», Brosch., OU fehlt. Deckel tlw. fleckig, Fleck a. Seitenschnitt oben (ca. 10 Bl. an den Stegen ebenfalls fleckig), erste 5 Bl. m. Knickspur längs, praktisch durchgehend vier Nadellöcher am Kopfsteg, Buchblock in den Ecken min wellig, tlw. etw. fingerfleckig. EA. Lobgesang auf die «Deutsche Polizei» unter Adolf Hitler in Wort und Bild. Sehr selten. - Die Photographien meist von Georg Piper. ansonsten von verschiedenen «Bilderdiensten». u. a. zwei von «Presse-Illustrationen Heinrich Hoffmann». - Helmuth Koschorke (*1905). 1928 Übersiedlung nach Berlin. Tätigkeit für die Presse der NSDAP (\"Der Angriff\". \"Großdeutscher Pressedienst\"). ab 1934 Arbeit in der Pressestelle der preußischen Landespolizei unter Kurt Daluege. später Übernahme in das Hauptamt der Ordnungspolizei. Publikation mehrerer propagandistischer Bücher über die Polizei und deren Einsatz während des Kriegs von Januar bis April 1944 Leiter der Außenstelle der Staatspolizeistelle Brünn in Mährisch-Ostrau von Juni 1944 bis zum 30. Januar 1945 stellvertretender Leiter der Staatspolizeileitstelle Stuttgart. ab Februar 1945 beim KdS Veldes als Leiter der Abt. IV (Gestapo). Beitritt zur NSDAP am 1. Januar 1931. Beitritt zur SS am 5. Juni 1933. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Geschichte - Faschismus Photographie

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        Money With Menaces and To The Public Danger. Two Radio Plays. With a foreword by Val Gielgud.

      London: Constable & Company Ltd., 1939 - Octavo. Original grey paper wrappers printed in dark blue. Backstrip slightly faded and upper corners a little bruised, fold-in of upper wrapper price-clipped. Very nice indeed. First edition, first impression. Uncommon. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Autograph manuscript poem signed

      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 AudenÂ’s classic poem “Autumn Song” (here untitled) in AudenÂ’s hand, signed by him and with an interesting correction. When Auden initially wrote out the poem, he mistakenly omitted the third verse. He then went on to include this verse beneath his signature, drawing an arrow to its proper place, with his note “Sorry, I forgot this verse (I have no copy here). W.H.A.”“Autumn Song” initially appeared in AudenÂ’s 1936 collection Look, Stranger! In the coming years, Auden revised the poem substantially, with line alterations in the second, third and fourth stanzas, and a completely rewritten final stanza. The revised poem is now usually found in collections and anthologies, such as MendelsonÂ’s definitive edition of AudenÂ’s Collected Poems. This fair copy, however, hews closely to the earliest published version, indicating that it was probably written out sometime closer to the 1936 publication date, before the poet had considered revising. The poem reads in its entirety:“Now the leaves are falling fast,NurseÂ’s flowers will not last;Nurses to the graves are gone,And the prams go rolling on.“Whispering neighbors, left and right,Pluck us from our real delight;And the active hands must freezeLonely on the separate knees.“Dead in hundreds at the backFollow wooden in our track,Arms raised stiffly to reproveIn false attitudes of love.“Starving through the Iron WoodTrolls run scolding for their food;And the nightingale is dumb,And the angel will not come.“Cold, impossible, aheadLifts the mountainÂ’s lovely headWhose white waterfall could blessTravellers in their last distress.” In this manuscript version Auden inadvertently omitted the third verse. He then included it at the end, beneath his signature, with an arrow indicating where it should be inserted, with a brief apology to the recipient: “Sorry, I forgot this verse (I have no copy here).” He has initialed this note. “Iron Wood,” in the first line of the fourth verse, appeared in the published version of this poem as “leafless wood.” Faint fold lines. Fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        The Kingdom of Swing.

      Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole Sons,, 1939. Octavo. Original black cloth, title in silver to the spine, deco device in silver to the upper board. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece and 4 other plates. Endpapers a little browned, marginal toning, cloth slightly faded, the unclipped dust jacket mildly rubbed and chipped at the edges, but very good. First Edition. Signed by Goodman on the front free endpaper. This was just the second autobiography of an American jazz musician to be published, Louis Armstrong's Swing That Music had appeared in 1936), and it was written in collaboration with the esteemed classical music critic, Irving Kolodin, whose participation, as Goodman biographer Ross Firestone suggests, "assur(ed) that the project would have a certain quality and be taken seriously as something more than mere public relations flackery." In fact, the book received excellent reviews for its depiction of Goodman's "Horatio Alger rise to prominence" which belied the fact that the celebrated band leader had yet to turn thirty, and that ironically its publication in 1939, marked the beginning of the end of the Swing Era which Goodman had helped to define. An unusually well-preserved copy of a book rarely encountered signed.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1939 - 1939 to 1942 Wisden Hardbacks Set of 4.

      1939. This lot is a Set of 4 Hardback Wisdens - 1939 1940 1941 1942. In Good to Very Good Condition, with 1940 to 42 being hard to find books. 1939 is very good for its age with exceptionalhinges for the year, some spine gilt fading. 1940 has facsimile gilts and some weakness to the hinges. 1941 has weak hinges , fading to spine gilts but nice inside. 1942 has facsimile gilts and some rubbing to page 3.

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        Beautiful unsigned Group Portrait Photograph by Marcus Adams, signed and dated in pencil by the photographer (1895-1952, King of Great Britain), ELIZABETH (1900-2002, his Queen), their daughters ELIZABETH II (b. 1926, Queen) & MARGARET (Rose, 1930-2002, Princess, Countess of Snowdon)]

      1939 - showing the Duke and Duchess of York seated with Princess Margaret perched on the arm of the sofa, and the young Princess Elizabeth standing between her parents, on photographer's card 6" x 4½" in mount 11½" x 8½", no place, From a Royal Collection.

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        Mein Kampf Jubilaumsausgabe [50th Birthday Jubilee Edition]

      Munchen [Munich]: Zentralverlag Der NSDAP, Frz. Eher Nachf., 1939. In German. Title page dated 1939. Jubilee edition issued in celebration of Hitler's 50th birthday, with presentation inscription from 1940 and Nazi stamp on front free endpaper. Inscription is to Pg Wilhelm Schonberger, Frankfurt/Main, 4 Nov. 1940, with an illegible signature and stamp of Gauschatzmeister beneath it, Nazi stamp of Gauleiter of Gau Heffen Nassau to the left of the signature. Signature could be that of Jakob Sprenger who was Gauleiter there for the duration of the war, and who committed suicide in 1945, but it is more of a squiggle than anything identifiable. Dark blue grained morocco leather with gilt lettering and decoration, raised spine bands, red spine label, top edge gilt. Minor rubbing to extremities, very tiny chip from corner of spine label, good hinges, firm text block, very clean pages with no other names or markings. Attractively bound and well-kept copy of this important historical document providing direct evidence of Hitler's mind and character, considered the blueprint of Nazi policy. Contains both parts - Erster Band: Eine Abrechnung; Zweiter Band: Die nationalsozialistische Bewegung.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Resource Books, LLC]
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        Parteitag Großdeutschland

      Diessen, Verlag Schönstein, 1939, Ganzleineneinband, 81 von 100 Bilder, ohne Brille, Bild 2 - 4, 6 - 23, 35, 50 - 58, 74 - 80 fehlen, sonst Zustand 2 (P103) (P103)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht - Preis inkl. MwSt.]
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        Jederzeit einsatzbereit. Ein Bildbericht von der neuen deutschen Polizei. Zusammengestellt und bearbeitet von Helmuth Koschorke. Mit Geleitworten von Reichsminister Dr. Wilhelm Frick, Reichsfürher SS Heinrich Himmler, Chef der Deutschen Polizei.

      Berlin, Zeitgeschichte-Verlag Wilhelm Andermann 1939 - 4°, o. P. (32 Bl.: einige S. Text u. 77 Abb. m. Legenden), 1 auf Schmutztitel montiertes Dedikationsblatt des Verlags an die «Deutsche Polizei», Brosch., OU fehlt. Deckel tlw. fleckig, Fleck a. Seitenschnitt oben (ca. 10 Bl. an den Stegen ebenfalls fleckig), erste 5 Bl. m. Knickspur längs, praktisch durchgehend vier Nadellöcher am Kopfsteg, Buchblock in den Ecken min wellig, tlw. etw. fingerfleckig. EA. Lobgesang auf die «Deutsche Polizei» unter Adolf Hitler in Wort und Bild. Sehr selten. - Die Photographien meist von Georg Piper, ansonsten von verschiedenen «Bilderdiensten», u. a. zwei von «Presse-Illustrationen Heinrich Hoffmann».- Helmuth Koschorke (*1905), 1928 Übersiedlung nach Berlin, Tätigkeit für die Presse der NSDAP (?Der Angriff?, ?Großdeutscher Pressedienst?), ab 1934 Arbeit in der Pressestelle der preußischen Landespolizei unter Kurt Daluege, später Übernahme in das Hauptamt der Ordnungspolizei, Publikation mehrerer propagandistischer Bücher über die Polizei und deren Einsatz während des Kriegs von Januar bis April 1944 Leiter der Außenstelle der Staatspolizeistelle Brünn in Mährisch-Ostrau von Juni 1944 bis zum 30. Januar 1945 stellvertretender Leiter der Staatspolizeileitstelle Stuttgart, ab Februar 1945 beim KdS Veldes als Leiter der Abt. IV (Gestapo). Beitritt zur NSDAP am 1. Januar 1931, Beitritt zur SS am 5. Juni 1933. 1200 gr. Schlagworte: Geschichte - FaschismusPhotographieNeueingänge - Geschichte / Kulturgeschichte [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Parteitag Großdeutschland,

      1939 - Diessen, Verlag Schönstein, 1939, Ganzleineneinband, 81 von 100 Bilder, ohne Brille, Bild 2 - 4, 6 - 23, 35, 50 - 58, 74 - 80 fehlen, sonst Zustand 2 (P103) (P103) Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 700

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht - Preise inkl. MwSt]
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        The World is Round

      New York: William R. Scott, 1939. Cream/gilt covers, Signed by both Stein and Hurd on fep. Pink pages. Slipcase slight wear. Limited edition to 350 copies. Excellent copy. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Illus. by Clement Hurd - Signed. Children's. Signed by Author and Illustrator. First Edition.. Cloth. Fine/Slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Open Door Books]
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        Wild Palms

      1939. First Edition . FAULKNER, William. The Wild Palms. New York: Random House, (1939). Octavo, original tan cloth, original dust jacket. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $3200.First edition of this story of flight and refuge, freedom and entrapment.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). Preferred binding with gold and green on spine. Petersen A19b. Brodsky 200. Massey 388. Bookplate.Book fine, original unrestored dust jacket fresh and near-fine, with only a touch of creasing to spine head. An exceptionally lovely copy.

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        Gambling Catalogue and Brochures: K.C. Card Company and Mason & Co.

      Chicago. Mason and Company. 1939. Three gambling sales publications: a K.C. Card Company products catalogue in paper wraps (9 x 6 inches, 80 pp) and two folded brochures advertising gaming products from Mason & Co.; one of the brochures is staple-bound (11 x 8.5 inches unfolded, 20 pp including covers) while the other unfolds to a two-sided poster-size sheet (18 x 24 inches) promoting Mason & Co. products and featuring 33 illustrations of dice layouts. The K.C. Card Co. sales catalogue features dice, cards, counter games and supplies, poker checks, dice boxes and other equipment. The stapled Mason & Co. brochure features dice and dice accessories; tables for black jack, roulette, and dice; pari mutuel, horse race and dice wheels; keno supplies; faro equipment; and much more. The items come with an order blank inside a postage-paid enveloped addressed to Mason & Co. Also in the envelope is a Mason & Co. business card with, on verso, "Confidential Special Dice Price List." These items come with the original postmarked mailing envelope dated "October 24 '39." An amazing collection of gambling equipment sales publications in excellent condition, virtually "as new." As a footnote, New Yorker magazine, in referring to "The Americanization of Lady Luck," an article that appeared in the magazine's June 22, 1935, issue, identifies Mason & Co., as "the largest manufacturers of marked cards, phony dice, controlled roulette wheels, etc. in the country." These items and many more are on proud display in the catalogue and brochures in this collection.

      [Bookseller: oldimprints.com]
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        Garden Party

      1939. MANSFIELD, Katherine. The Garden Party and Other Stories. London: Verona Press, [1939]. Tall octavo, original green decorative paste-paper-covered boards, russet cloth spine label, uncut. $3200.Limited edition, number 401 of 1200 copies, of this selection of stories published from 1908 to 1922, with 16 delicate color lithographs (ten full-page) by French artist Marie Laurencin.Novelist Edna OÂ’Brien noted, “As a short story writer Katherine Mansfield is closely akin to Chekhov. Their sensitiveness of perception is similar, their grasp of significant detail, their sense of quiet pattern, and their insistence on the poetic quality of simple homely familiarities. Katherine Mansfield broke completely with the older tradition of English tale-telling. Her influence on her own generation, which has been great, has served to render it conscious of the possibility of the short story as an art form presenting life at an arrested moment” (DNB). French designer and portraitist Marie Laurencin, although surrounded in her formative years by Cubist painters, created her own style of “pale colors and clean form that characterize her works, many of which feature female forms” (Musée Marie Laurencin). Includes some of MansfieldÂ’s most important stories: “Prelude,” “Bliss,” “Miss Brill,” “The Daughters of the Late Colonel,” “The DollÂ’s House,” and the title story. Although printed in 1939, the book was not issued until 1947. Copies numbered 1-30 were signed by Laurencin. Without original dust jacket and slipcase. Minute rubbing to foot of spine only of paste-paper-covered boards. A fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        Kilburn, London underground.

      This has been stocked in as a map. R.S.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Supermarine Spitfire. Single seater day and night fighter. [Original 1939 Sales Brochure, signed by Spitfire test pilots Alex Henshaw and Peter Ayerst]

      Vickers-Armstrongs Limited. London 1939 - Original sales brochure for the Vickers Supermarine Spitfire, dated June 1939, signed in pencil to the title page by Castle Bromwich test pilots Alex Henshaw and Peter Ayerst, Henshaw has also annotated 'Itchen' to the illustration of fuselages on assembly trestles, indicating that the pictures were taken at the original Supermarine works at Woolston, before production was moved to Castle Bromwich. From 1940 Alex Henshaw was Chief Test Pilot at Vickers' vast Castle Bromwich 'Shadow Factory' in Birmingham, which was alone responsible for over half of all Spitfire production across all sites. Henshaw led a team of 25 test pilots, one of whom being Battle of France veteran Peter Ayerst. Henshaw tested up to 20 aircraft a day, it's estimated that the number of Spitires flown by him was equivalent to 10% of total Spitfire and Seafire production across all manufacturing facilities. Castle Bromwich also built Avro Lancaster heavy bombers and Henshaw was perhaps the only test pilot to barrel-roll a Lancaster, on occasion with Peter Ayerst beside him. Very good condition, spiral-bound, 32 pages with bilingual text in English and French; twenty-five monochrome photographic images and line drawings printed on heavy textured paper in blue and black. Beautifully produced, many of the aerial shots from photographs by Charles E Brown. Small spot to front cover, otherwise no faults. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: David Cornell]
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        Changing New York

      , 1939. 1939. First Edition . Signed. ABBOTT, Berenice. Changing New York. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1939. Quarto, original blue cloth, original photographic dust jacket. $9000.First edition of Abbott's landmark photo-essay on New York City, inscribed by Abbott, ""For J

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        American Cavalcade: A Memoir of the Life and Family of DeWitt Clinton Poole

      Pasadena: Privately Printed (Ward Ritchie Press), 1939 Hardcover Limited 1st Ed in dust jacket, one of only 150 copies printed by Ward Ritchie in June, 1939, no markings, NOT ex-lib, the gilt-stamped heavy blue cloth boards are sharp-cornered & bright, the contents Fine & unbrowsed, the dust jacket is virtually free of edge wear with only 2 closed tears at rear panel/spine fold & slight toning to the edges, offsetting to endpapers & pastedowns (from jacket flaps), else a bright tight exemplary copy of this beautifully-produced & scarce sought-after title with a wealth of information concerning Western American history; from the Poole family estate (dj in mylar protector); 8vo; xiv + 350pp, indexed & illus. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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        Claudine à l'école + Claudine à Paris + Claudine en ménage + Claudine s'en va.

      Editions de Cluny, 1939. Bel exemplaire en plein maroquin d'une édition réunissant les 4 volumes des "Claudine(s)" avec 48 illustrations couleurs de Mariette LYDIS. Tirage à 1585 exemplaires; 1 des 25 sur hollande, justifié n°28 (après 20 sur japon), mais sans la suite et le dessin original annoncés. Français

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