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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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        Autograph Letter Signed

      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: “My dear Lotte Jacobi: I am ashamed and an old man should not have to be ashamed. But I am ashamed. This morning I find buried under a heap of papers your proofs of me & I in the belief that I had sent them to you long ago. Really a few days after you brought them. And that I had written to you. You see the state I am in. Inexcusable-and yet I offer no excuses. Merely repeat I am ashamed. Some day you must drop in & I’ll tell you about the proofs. The one we all like the best. Will you, can you, ever forgive me. I hope you are having pleasurable holidays. For me they are like other days. I have been at The [American] Place daily. My best wishes for 1940! Cordially, Alfred Stieglitz.” The proofs in question are from a 1938 session-the photograph here is one taken by Jacobi during this session. Jacobi, who immigrated from Germany to New York in 1935, photographed many of the best-known photographers of the period, including Berenice Abbott, Nancy Newhall, Barbara Morgan, and of course, Stieglitz himself, who was an important influence on the development of Jacobi’s portrait work. With envelope addressed in Stieglitz’s hand in mylar sleeve affixed to rear of framed piece. Fine condition, handsomely framed. A superb piece.

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        Wall Street Under Oath

      1939. First Edition . PECORA, Ferdinand. Wall Street Under Oath. New York: Simon and Schuster, (1939). Octavo, original blue cloth. $3800.First edition of Pecora’s electrifying account of his key role as chief counsel in the dramatic 1930s Senate hearings on Wall Street’s role in the 1929 Stock Market Crash, hearings that, in Pecora’s own words, “cast a vivid light upon the uninhabited mores and methods of Wall Street,” ranked with Watergate in their impact, laying the groundwork for long term financial reform and prompting FDR to name Pecora a commissioner of the newly formed SEC.""For 16 months in the depths of the Great Depression, Ferdinand Pecora, a former New York prosecutor turned Senate inquisitor, captivated the country. He chronicled how, in the run up to the 1929 crash, Wall Street's elite financiers manipulated stocks, dodged taxes and collected enormous bonuses for peddling shoddy securities to unsuspecting Americans."" As Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Ron Chernow notes, ""Pecora was the perfect foil to the posh bankers who paraded before the microphones… When he was hired for $255 per month by the Senate committee, Pecora was earning less money than most Wall Street mandarins disbursed weekly in pocket change. Pecora was meticulous in preparation and legendary in stamina, mastering reams of material and staying up half the night before interrogations… The hearings started in a modest committee room, but as the public was swept up in the drama, they shifted to a stately caucus room, illuminated by chandeliers and flashbulbs. As it gained momentum, the inquiry expanded until it shined a searchlight into every murky corner of Wall Street. Pecora exposed a stock market manipulated by speculators to the detriment of small investors who could suddenly attach names and faces to their losses… On Black Thursday of 1929, the nation had applauded a seemingly heroic attempt by major bankers, including Albert Wiggin of Chase and Charles Mitchell of National City, to stem the market decline. Pecora showed that Wiggin had actually shorted Chase shares during the crash, profiting from falling prices. He also revealed that Mitchell and top officers at National City had helped themselves to $2.4 million… By the time Pecora got through with the bankers, Senator Burton Wheeler of Montana was likening them to Al Capone and the public referred to them as 'banksters,' rhyming with gangsters. ""With a public aching for retribution, Pecora was playing with combustible chemicals, and Wall Street complained that he was destroying confidence. President Franklin Roosevelt retorted that the bankers 'should have thought of that when they did the things that are being exposed now… In implacable style, Pecora badgered [House of] Morgan partners into admitting that they had paid no taxes for 1931 and 1932—an incendiary revelation when the country was undertaking huge public works projects to combat unemployment… No less inflammatory was exposure of Morgan's 'preferred list' by which the bank's influential friends participated in stock offerings at steeply discounted rates… One Morgan partner, George Whitney, lamely explained that the intent was to safeguard small investors by preventing them from assuming such risk. To which Pecora responded tartly in his best-selling book, Wall Street Under Oath, 'Many there were who would gladly have helped them share that appalling peril!"" Donald Ritchie, the associate historian for the Senate, ranks ""the Pecora committee as one of the most effective among congressional inquiries, second perhaps to the Watergate hearings 'in terms of its impact on the nation… The Pecora hearings laid the groundwork for financial reform legislation… The Securities Act of 1933, the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934—all addressed abuses exposed by Pecora"" (New York Times). In 1934 FDR appointed Pecora one of the first commissioners of the newly formed Securities Exchange Commission. ""After serving only six months, however, he was appointed by New York governor Herbert Lehman to the state supreme court in 1935. In that same year he was elected to a full 14-year term and was reelected in 1949"" (ANB). In 1939 Pecora published Wall Street Under Oath to remind the nation ""what Wall Street was like before Uncle Sam stationed a policeman at its corner, lest, in time to come, some attempt be made to abolish that post"" (xi). First edition with ""no printing or edition notice"" on copyright page (Zempel & Verkler, 407). With one page of publisher's advertisements at rear; without very scarce dust jacket. Evidence of inkstamp to half title, title page recto and verso, and rear free endpaper.Text fresh and clean, expert restoration to endpapers and title pages, cloth fresh with one minor spot of restoration on spine. An extremely good copy.

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        Changing New York

      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— and E— with warmest regards Berenice Abbott Blanchard Maine August '67,"" featuring 97 brilliant halftone plates that display ""the historical importance of the documentary mode… its power as a medium of personal expression"" (Parr & Badger).After spending the better part of the Twenties in Paris photographing such literary celebrities as James Joyce, Jean Cocteau and Andre Gide, Abbott returned to New York with the intention ""to do in Manhattan what Atget did in Paris."" Abbott captured the city ""with a straightforward style that nodded toward 19th-century classicism while signaling a new sort of stripped-down modernism"" (Roth, 100). ""Changing New York not only fulfills Abbott's criterion for the historical importance of the documentary mode, but also demonstrates its power as a medium of personal expression"" (Parr & Badger I:141), providing ""a distinctive interpretation of New York as well as a priceless document thereof"" (Icons of Photography, 104). ""First Edition"" stated on copyright page; first issue with blue topstain. Text by Elizabeth McCausland. With dust jacket based on a design by Abbott that shows her name superimposed on a brick wall from her photograph, ""Construction Old and New"": ""one of three images that had been removed from the book just before publication"" (Bonnie Yochelson). Open Book, 130. Images fine, faint foxing to preliminaries, lightest edge-wear to cloth, expert restoration to scarce dust jacket. An extremely good inscribed copy.

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        Farbiger Alltag

      Magdeburg: A. Wohlfeld, 1939. First edition. Softcover. g to vg. 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.

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        ASK THE DUST

      New York: Stackpole Sons. 1939. First Edition; Second Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Good dust jacket. Edge wear and soiling. Corners bumped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        An American Exodus: A Record of Human Erosion

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1939. First Edition. "Of all the documentary books stemming from the New Deal, and the FSA in particular, An American Exodus by Dorothea Lange and her sociologist husband Paul Schuster Taylor is the most considered. Not only does it have the closest integration of text and image, but the whole book was compiled with scrupulous attention to the presentation of facts, without either hyperbole or undue rhetoric on the part of photographer and writer...This makes An American Exodus the most balanced of New Deal documentary books, and therefore a model for the genre (Parr & Badger. The Photobook: A History, Vol.1, p.142-143). Roth 101. Quarto (26cm); navy blue cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; dark blue topstain; dustjacket; 158pp; illus. Mild rubbing to spine ends and lower board edges, else a fresh, Fine copy. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.75), gently spine-sunned, with shallow loss to spine ends (not affecting titles), a few surface scratches, short tears, and attendant creases; overall quite bright, and well-preserved; Very Good+. Housed in a custom gray cloth clamshell case.

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        Les cris de la fée

      First edition, one of 50 numbered copies on Normandy vellum, tirage de tête.Retains 16 original collages by Max Bucaille.A good copy. Glm Paris 1939 16,5x25cm en feuilles

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        Über den Prozess der Zivilisation. Soziogenetische und psychogenetische Untersuchungen. 2 Bände. Basel. Verlag Haus zum Falken 1939. 23,8 cm x 15 cm. XX, 327 Seiten; VIII, 490 Seiten und 1 Seite Verlagshinweis. Originalbroschur.

      Verlag Haus zum Falken, 1939. Erstausgabe. Gutes, größtenteils noch unaufgeschnittenes Exemplar.

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        Sunset Islands, Miami Beach: A Portfolio of Estates

      50 pp. volume on the Sunset Islands residential development, with 1 pg. foreword prefacing 46 full-page black-and-white photographic reproductions of the man-made islands, landscaping, views, and specific homes with the owners identified in captions below the images, statistics with ownership and building restrictions, index. Lg. 4to. Spiral-bound boards, some minor rubbing especially to corners. Miami Beach (The Sunset Islands Company) n.d. (circa 1939). Sunset Islands is comprised of four man-made islands off the coast of Miami Beach, with waterfront access to Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. In the 1930's, they were an up-and-coming area where well-to-do families could construct and purchase a waterfront home. Even today, Sunset Islands is one of the most exclusive addresses in the Miami area, with some of the most expensive real estate listings. As of August 2016, WorldCat locates four holdings in North America.

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        The family reunion

      First edition.Grey cloth Bradel binding, dj (three tiny holes and an insignificant tear to upper cover). With an autograph inscription from Eliot to Raymond Queneau.A good copy.  Faber & Faber London 1939 14,5x22,5cm reliure de l'éditeur

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        Rogue Male - in the true first printing dust wrapper

      Chatto and Windus, 1939 A first edition, first printing published by Chatto and Windus in 1939. A near fine book without inscriptions. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper (7s 6d). One chip to the head of the spine. Small chip to the foot of the spine. Some fading to the spine. An exceptionally rare first edition and a superb story in its own right.[removed][removed]

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        Rogue Male.

      Boston, Little, Brown and Co. 1939. First US edition. Publisher's green cloth, titled in darker green to the spine and front board. In original pictorial dustjacket. A clean, bright, near fine copy- book has previous ownership to flyleaf, jacket a little edgeworn. Shows well. An increasingly forgotten tale of adventure in which a sporting tourist indulges in a spot of ill-advised envelope pushing. A wonderful suspense, one of the most hair-raising and clever tales of pursuit you will ever read, which was the basis for the 1941 Fritz Lang movie 'Man Hunt'. Peter O'Toole played 'the Englishman' in the 1974 film adaptation. Listed in Men's Journal as one of 'The 15 Best Thrillers Ever Written'.

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        The Long Valley.

      London: William Heinemann,, [1939]. Octavo. Original green metallic cloth, title to spine cream, buff endpapers. Gift inscription to front pastedown. Boards gently bowed, spine ends, head of front board and tips bumped, contents lightly toned. A very good copy. First UK edition, first impression. Inscribed in the author's hand on the front free endpaper, "For Wally, with more affection than he will care to believe. John Steinbeck". The recipient was likely Wallace "Wally" Ford (1899–1966), the actor who played George in the first Broadway production of Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, directed by George S. Kaufman. The play premiered in Broadway at the Music Box Theatre on 23 November 1937 and moved to Los Angeles in 1939, with Wally retaining the role. Though gratified by the reviews, Steinbeck did not attend any of the rehearsals or performances of the New York run, remaining at his home in California, much to Kaufman's disappointment: "'I'd like to see the play,' he wrote to Elizabth Otis, his agent, 'but I wouldn't go six thousand miles to see the opening of the second coming of Christ'". He did however attend the rehearsals when the play moved to California, noting his disappointment at one point "Wally [Ford] is an actor. He wants to yell and posture. No Kaufman to hold them down so they're yelling their heads off" (Benson). The Long Valley was first published in 1938 in the US, and is extremely uncommon inscribed, with just one inscribed copy of the first edition located at auction.

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        THE HABIT OF EMPIRE

      Santa Fe: The Rydal Press, 1939. Gray cloth, stamped in black and green. Illustrated with reproductions of lithographs by Peter Hurd. Short surface crack in upper joint near crown, some tanning and slight rippling of the pastedowns, else a near fine copy, in very good, slightly tanned dust jacket. First edition. The dedication copy, inscribed by the author on the dedication page (and incorporating the printed dedication): "In friendship To Vernon Knapp from Paul Horgan, the first copy of the edition which is all his, in the name of a long and good time. Roswell 1939." The recipient joined the faculty of the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell in 1928 as a member of the English faculty, and in time excelled as well in geology, serving as department head. He retired as a LTC and was inducted into the Institute's Hall of Fame in 1958. Horgan, himself a graduate of the Institute, was later on staff there, and the Institute's Library was named for him.

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        Typed Letter Signed to Leslie HORE-BELISHA, (Sir Alexander Henry Louis, 1894-1960, Private Secretary to Edward VIII and George VI, from 1944 2nd Baron Hardinge of Penshurst)

      1939 - (1893-1957, Cabinet Minister and Secretary of State for War), saying that "The King", George VI, "has been considering what appointment would be most appropriate for the Duke of Windsor . His Royal Highness having expressed a desire to offer his services in any capacity", the King thinks "he would be most suitably employed as a member of the Military Mission to France", under "General Howard Vyse", (Major-General Sir Richard, 1883-1962), given that "His Royal Highness is prepared to revert to the rank of Major-General for the duration of hostilities", and the King "would like to be assured that there is no objection from your point of view", the King "has discussed this proposal informally today with the Duke, who is giving the matter his immediate consideration .", with the carbon copy of Hore-Belisha's typed reply, signed 'LHB', saying that he has taken the appropriate steps, "In the afternoon His Royal Highness came to see me at the War Office" and said that he wished first "to spend about three weeks in this country looking round the Commands and accordingly, if it should be His Majesty's pleasure", Hore-Belisha will "inform the Commanders-in-Chief of the Northern, Western and Scottish Commands that His Royal Highness may be paying visits to them", in addition "His Royal Highness has generously offered the use of his villa in the South of France for convalescent officers and said that other villas contiguous . could also be brought into the scheme", Hore-Belisha could send "one of the D[irector] G[eneral] A[rmy] M[edical] S[ervices]'s officers to discuss this proposal with the Duchess, who", he understands, "was responsible for the offer . and who had preliminary plans worked out . while the Duchess would not run the hospital, she would have a supervisory control", Hore-Belisha is asking "the Military Secretary to . discuss the details with you . if His Majesty so pleases", pencilled at the top "Handed by S of S to P.S. to the King" , each letter 2 separate sides 4to, Buckingham Palace and no place, 14th -16th September blank top left corners defective at single punched hole Sir Richard Howard-Vyse, of the Cavalry, had retired in 1935 but was recalled to head the Mission to the French High Command (August 1939-July 1940), where General Gamelin, whose forces were much larger than the British Expeditionary Force, commanded the western Allies. Initially the British Chief of the Imperial General Staff, (General, later Field-Marshal Ironside), objected that the Duke might gossip about secret information to the Duchess, and when the Duke arrived Lord Gort confined him to the French Sectors as a liaison officer. At the fall of France in June 1940, the Duke had no further duties. He made his first concern the safety of the Duchess and together they fled to Spain and then to Portugal. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        [ The Discovery of Nuclear Fission ] IN Die Naturwissenschaften Volume 27, 1939 "Ãœber den Nachweis und das Verhalten der bei der Bestrahlung des Urans mittles Neutronen entstehenden Erdalkalimetalle" ; "Nachweis der Entstehung aktiver Bariumisotope aus Uran und Thorium durch Neutronenbestrahlung; Nachweis weiterer aktiver Bruchstuke bei der Uranspaltung" ; "Ueber die Bruchstucke beim Zerplatzen des Urans" ; "Zur Frage nach der Existenz der "Trans-Urane" I. Endgultige Streichung von Eka-Platin und Eka-Iridium" ; "Weitere Spaltprodukte aus der Bestrahlung des Urans mit Neutronen" ; "Ãœber einige Bruchstucke beim Zerplatzen des Thoriums"

      [ Berlin ]: Julius Springer, 1939. First Edition. Boards. Very Good. First Edition. [1]-862, [i]-XVIII pages. 7 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. Cloth spine over marbled boards. Pasted on paper spine label and pasted down copied portion of volume title on front board. Apparently assembled from individual issues which were later bound into this volume. The XVIII pages in rear include the volume title, contents and index pages. Individual issue wrappers and advertisements appear to have been discarded (as often the case). Signatures were apparently lightly trimmed, and then glued together against rear cloth with minimal stitching (which is starting to come loose in a few places). The advantage? Easy to read with nice margins in the gutter. The disadvantage? The binding will likely split with continued use and require rebinding at some point (one such split is starting at pp 184/5). The volume number '27' inked on front board label. Boards. This volume of "Die Naturwissenschaften" is very important, containing 6 papers related to the Discovery of Nuclear Fission, the first of which documents the experimental realization of the new element barium by bombarding uranium with neutrons. Otto Frisch suggested the name "nuclear fission" after the biological example of binary fission where cells split into 2 separate cells. "In 1938 Otto Hahn (1879-1968), Lise Meitner (1878-1968), and Fritz Strassmann (1902-1980) became the first to recognize that the uranium atom, when bombarded by neutrons, actually split...Meitner, Hahn, and another chemist, Fritz Strassmann, who had worked with the partners since 1929, were deeply involved in identifying the products of neutron bombardment of uranium and their decay patterns. It was generally expected that elements close in atomic number-quite possibly elements with higher atomic numbers than uranium-would be produced. In 1938 Meitner had to leave Berlin because the Nazis were closing in on all people of Jewish ancestry. She soon found a congenial setting for her research at the Nobel Institute in Stockholm. Her nephew, the physicist Otto Frisch, was located at Niels Bohr's institute in Copenhagen. Meanwhile, Hahn and Strassmann found that they had unexpectedly produced barium, a much lighter element than uranium, and they reported this news to Meitner. She and her nephew worked out the physics calculations of the phenomenon based on Bohr's "droplet" model of the nucleus and clearly stated that nuclear fission of uranium had occurred. It was quickly recognized that barium was among the stable isotopes that were the products of the radioactive decay of transuranic elements that must have been initially formed after neutron bombardment of uranium. News of the splitting of the atom and its awesome possibilities was brought by Bohr to scientists in the United States and ultimately resulted in the Manhattan Project. Hahn, Meitner, and Strassmann were not engaged in nuclear weapons research during World War II. At the end of the war Hahn was astonished to hear that he had won the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1944 and that nuclear bombs had been developed from his basic discovery. Later, as director of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (the postwar successor to the Kaiser Wilhelm Gesellschaft), he spoke vigorously against the misuse of atomic energy. Meitner-who many thought should have received the Nobel Prize with Hahn-continued to do nuclear research in Sweden and then England. Strassmann nurtured the study of nuclear chemistry in Mainz, Germany." (Chemical Heritage Foundation website) The six papers are "Ãœber den Nachweis und das Verhalten der bei der Bestrahlung des Urans mittles Neutronen entstehenden Erdalkalimetalle" (pp. 11-15); "Nachweis der Entstehung aktiver Bariumisotope aus Uran und Thorium durch Neutronenbestrahlung; Nachweis weiterer aktiver Bruchstuke bei der Uranspaltung" (pp. 89-95); "Ueber die Bruchstucke beim Zerplatzen des Urans" (pp. 163-164); "Zur Frage nach der Existenz der "Trans-Urane" I. Endgultige Streichung von Eka-Platin und Eka-Iridium" (pp. 451-453); "Weitere Spaltprodukte aus der Bestrahlung des Urans mit Neutronen" (pp. 529-534); "Ãœber einige Bruchstucke beim Zerplatzen des Thoriums" (pp. 544-547). Partington's History of Chemistry, Vol IV page 966-7 also gives a brief overview of "Atomic Fission" and notes some of the intermediate papers necessary for the eventual results. Chadwick's work on the discovery of the neutron in 1932 was a major enabling research component to Hahn, Strassman, and Meitner's work.

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        Lautréamont

      - José Corti, Paris 1939, 12x18,5cm, broché. - Edition in esecuzione su carta, è stato girato oltre 25 puro in grandi giornali. Autografo Precious firmata dall'autore André Rolland Reneville: «Un signor Rolland Reneville In viva stima e molto cordiale omaggio Bachelard ..." Torna leggermente irradiati. Provenienza: Biblioteca André Rolland Reneville. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant, il n'a été tiré que 25 pur fil en grands papiers. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Gaston Bachelard à André Rolland de Renéville : "A monsieur Rolland de Renéville. En témoignage de vive estime et en très cordial hommage. Bachelard". Dos légèrement insolé. Provenance : bibliothèque de André Rolland de Renéville.

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        Die Eroberung von Fort Vaux, Sieben ruhmreiche Kampftage vom 3. Juni bis zum 10. Juni 1916 des Füsilier-Regimentes General Ludendorff (Niederrheinisches) Nr. 39

      Düsseldorf, Rudolf Knorsch 1939. Pappband, 111 Seiten. Frakturschrift, Fadenbindung. Lagerspuren, Buchrücken oben und unten jeweils 2 cm eingerissen mit kleinem Fehlstück, Einband etwas berieben, Inneres gut.

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        The Discovery of Nuclear Fission ] IN Die Naturwissenschaften Volume 27, 1939 "Über den Nachweis und das Verhalten der bei der Bestrahlung des Urans mittles Neutronen entstehenden Erdalkalimetalle" ; "Nachweis der Entstehung aktiver Bariumisotope aus Uran und Thorium durch Neutronenbestrahlung; Nachweis weiterer aktiver Bruchstuke bei der Uranspaltung" ; "Ueber die Bruchstucke beim Zerplatzen des Urans" ; "Zur Frage nach der Existenz der "Trans-Urane" I. Endgultige Streichung von Eka-Platin und Eka-Iridium" ; "Weitere Spaltprodukte aus der Bestrahlung des Urans mit Neutronen" ; "Über einige Bruchstucke beim Zerplatzen des Thoriums"

      Julius Springer, [ Berlin ] 1939 - First Edition. [1]-862, [i]-XVIII pages. 7 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. Cloth spine over marbled boards. Pasted on paper spine label and pasted down copied portion of volume title on front board. Apparently assembled from individual issues which were later bound into this volume. The XVIII pages in rear include the volume title, contents and index pages. Individual issue wrappers and advertisements appear to have been discarded (as often the case). Signatures were apparently lightly trimmed, and then glued together against rear cloth with minimal stitching (which is starting to come loose in a few places). The advantage? Easy to read with nice margins in the gutter. The disadvantage? The binding will likely split with continued use and require rebinding at some point (one such split is starting at pp 184/5). The volume number '27' inked on front board label. Boards. This volume of "Die Naturwissenschaften" is very important, containing 6 papers related to the Discovery of Nuclear Fission, the first of which documents the experimental realization of the new element barium by bombarding uranium with neutrons. Otto Frisch suggested the name "nuclear fission" after the biological example of binary fission where cells split into 2 separate cells."In 1938 Otto Hahn (1879-1968), Lise Meitner (1878-1968), and Fritz Strassmann (1902-1980) became the first to recognize that the uranium atom, when bombarded by neutrons, actually split.Meitner, Hahn, and another chemist, Fritz Strassmann, who had worked with the partners since 1929, were deeply involved in identifying the products of neutron bombardment of uranium and their decay patterns. It was generally expected that elements close in atomic number-quite possibly elements with higher atomic numbers than uranium-would be produced. In 1938 Meitner had to leave Berlin because the Nazis were closing in on all people of Jewish ancestry. She soon found a congenial setting for her research at the Nobel Institute in Stockholm. Her nephew, the physicist Otto Frisch, was located at Niels Bohr's institute in Copenhagen. Meanwhile, Hahn and Strassmann found that they had unexpectedly produced barium, a much lighter element than uranium, and they reported this news to Meitner. She and her nephew worked out the physics calculations of the phenomenon based on Bohr's "droplet" model of the nucleus and clearly stated that nuclear fission of uranium had occurred.It was quickly recognized that barium was among the stable isotopes that were the products of the radioactive decay of transuranic elements that must have been initially formed after neutron bombardment of uranium. News of the splitting of the atom and its awesome possibilities was brought by Bohr to scientists in the United States and ultimately resulted in the Manhattan Project.Hahn, Meitner, and Strassmann were not engaged in nuclear weapons research during World War II. At the end of the war Hahn was astonished to hear that he had won the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1944 and that nuclear bombs had been developed from his basic discovery. Later, as director of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (the postwar successor to the Kaiser Wilhelm Gesellschaft), he spoke vigorously against the misuse of atomic energy. Meitner-who many thought should have received the Nobel Prize with Hahn-continued to do nuclear research in Sweden and then England. Strassmann nurtured the study of nuclear chemistry in Mainz, Germany." (Chemical Heritage Foundation website)The six papers are "Über den Nachweis und das Verhalten der bei der Bestrahlung des Urans mittles Neutronen entstehenden Erdalkalimetalle" (pp. 11-15); "Nachweis der Entstehung aktiver Bariumisotope aus Uran und Thorium durch Neutronenbestrahlung; Nachweis weiterer aktiver Bruchstuke bei der Uranspaltung" (pp. 89-95); "Ueber die Bruchstucke beim Zerplatzen des Urans" (pp. 163-164); "Zur Frage nach der Existenz der "Trans-Urane" I. Endgultige Streichung von Eka-Platin und Eka-Iridium" (pp. 451-453); "Weitere Spaltp [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mieux vivre n°2 : LE LAIT

      1939. Mieux vivre, 1939. Plaquette in/12 couverture illustrée et agrafée, illustrations en noir : photographies de Wolff, Denis Belon, Ergy Landau, Brassaï,, Papillon, André Boyer "Mieux vivre" souhaitait rassembler chaque mois les plus jolis documents photographiques parus sur un sujet. broché Bon état

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        Les Elèves de l'Ecole Normale Supérieure vous offrent le ... Programme de la Revue Pot de Chagrin : 18 mars 1939

      s.n, 1939. 1 plaquette in-8, 18 mars 1939, 2 ff. Très rare plaquette présentant, dans le plus pur style de l'humour normalien d'avant-guerre, le programme de la "revue" organisée à la veille de la seconde guerre. Le déroulement de la revue est le suivant : "Prologue ; Ier Acte : La guerre des trois aura-t-elle lieu ? Entr'acte : Fureur Duce ; IIe Acte : Les gibouglées de Mars : Entr'acte : Clave comme la lune, par Alfred IIIe Acte : Les colles des Sphinx. Entr'acte : L'homme de Nurembergthal ; IVe Acte : Etard-scie. Final". Suit la liste des personnages du prologue, des entr'actes et de la revue. On y retrouve (tant du côté des personnages que des acteurs) divers noms fameux. Parmi les acteurs : André Mandouze, Georges Pâques (condamné pour espionnage au profit de l'URSS en 1963, il joue ici le rôle de Mussolini !), Maurice Merleau-Ponty (avec la fois comme acteur, jouant Baillou, mais également comme personnage, joué par le futur universitaire et spécialiste de la littérature du XVIIIe siècle, René Pomeau !), Robert Escarpit, etc. Pour les personnages, "la voix de Bruhat" (sic !), Brunschvicg, Bouglé, Pauphilet, Chapouthier, Le Duce, le Führer, mais aussi Minus, Cerétus, Brutus, Tor et Ernestor... Bon état (très lég. frottée en tête). Français

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        Fine unsigned photo by Cecil Beaton, together with a fine signature, (The Queen Mother, 1900-2002, Queen of George VI)

      - the photo showing her three quarters length in profile, seated on a sofa wearing a bejewelled dress and sash, 6" x 4½" in mount 8" x 5½", Buckingham Palace, together with a fine signature on a sheet of paper, 8" x 5", no place, no date Beaton's famous photographs of Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace in 1939 established a new romantic image for the monarchy. He subsequently photographed her five times between 1947 and 1957 and deliberately tried to re-create the spirit of the 1939 image - the be-spangled crinoline dress with lots of diamond jewellery.

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        Le mur

      First edition, an advance (service de presse) copyHalf brown calf over paper boards with geometric pattern decoration by PGoy & CVilaine, brown paper pastedowns and endpapers, covers and spine (faded) preserved, top edge giltHandsome autograph inscription from Jean-Paul Sartre to François PorchéA very good copy in a good binding. Gallimard Paris 1939 12x19cm broché

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        L'oeuvre de Tchang Shan Tse (Musee National du Jeu de Paume, Ecoles Etrangeres Contemporaines)

      Paris: Musee National du Jeu de Paume, 1939. Tan stapled paper wraps, 20 pp., 5 BW illus. Text is in French. Issued in conjunction with a March 1939 exhibition of work by Chinese artist Chang Shan Tse, known as the Tiger Painter. With an introduction by Andre Dezarrois. The exhibition checklist cites 112 pieces, and 5 are pictured here, including one tiger painting. The following month, Chang Shan Tse was in New York City to participate in the World's Fair. He died a few months later, on July 24, 1939, in China, of heart disease. This is therefore one of the last exhibitions held during his lifetime. A rare catalogue. G- (Has moderate aging and soiling to covers; pages are only lightly tanned; illus. are nice.) Tiny amount of old dampstaining along lower edges of some pages.

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        Bibliographie Linguistique - Linguistic Bibliography (KONVOLUT aus 57 Bänden/ CONVOLUTE of 57 vols.) - Jahrgang: 1939 - 1995.

      gebundene Ausgabe Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig Einbandkanten sind leicht bestossen der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut KOMPLETTPREIS für 57 Bände bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie sich bitte zuerst die Versandkosten

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        The Long Valley.

      London: William Heinemann, [1939] - Octavo. Original green metallic cloth, title to spine cream, buff endpapers. Gift inscription to front pastedown. Boards gently bowed, spine ends, head of front board and tips bumped, contents lightly toned. A very good copy. First UK edition, first impression. Inscribed in the author's hand on the front free endpaper, "For Wally, with more affection than he will care to believe. John Steinbeck". The recipient was likely Wallace "Wally" Ford (1899–1966), the actor who played George in the first Broadway production of Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, directed by George S. Kaufman. The play premiered in Broadway at the Music Box Theatre on 23 November 1937 and moved to Los Angeles in 1939, with Wally retaining the role. Though gratified by the reviews, Steinbeck did not attend any of the rehearsals or performances of the New York run, remaining at his home in California, much to Kaufman's disappointment: "'I'd like to see the play,' he wrote to Elizabth Otis, his agent, 'but I wouldn't go six thousand miles to see the opening of the second coming of Christ'". He did however attend the rehearsals when the play moved to California, noting his disappointment at one point "Wally [Ford] is an actor. He wants to yell and posture. No Kaufman to hold them down so they're yelling their heads off" (Benson). The Long Valley was first published in 1938 in the US, and is extremely uncommon inscribed, with just one inscribed copy of the first edition located at auction. Goldstone and Payne A11b; Steinbeck, Life in Letters, p. 164-5; Benson, The true adventures of John Steinbeck, writer: a biography, p. 395. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        King Fouad Way: Cairo to Alexandria Desert Road.

      Cairo: Shell Company, 1939 - Octavo. Wire-stitched in the original photographically illustrated card wrappers. A little rubbed on the wrappers, separating towards the tail, but overall very good. Profusely illustrated with photographs and cartoons throughout the text. First and only edition. This pamphlet celebrates Shell's completion of the Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road in November 1939, a project which had taken the company over three years and made them considerably less profit than expected under stringent conditions imposed by an Egyptian government increasingly resentful of British hegemony. In equal parts a brief history of the project and a manual for correct road usage, the foreword strikes an apologetic note: "The road across the desert has received undeserved criticism and publicity mainly instigated by interested parties If you have patience to read to the end, you will find that: The road is extremely cheap; it costs no more to maintain than stone roads; It can carry the heaviest lorries and tanks; It is six metres wide like the Suez Road; All accidents so far have been due to unsafe cars and bad drivers" (p. 3). An uncommon record of the latter days of British influence in Egypt, with no other copy traced. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Mein Kampf Unexpurgated edition

      London: Hutchinson and Co., in association with Hurst and Blackett, 1939.. FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION. Complete in 18 parts, illustrated throughout with over 200 photographs. With loose 'editorial' flyer present commenting on the photo reproductions. Held in a protective black morocco clamshell box, titled in gilt. All covers present and generally bright, a few browned, some small chips and tears. Newsprint paperstock toned with age. Very good indeed. Dictated to Rudolph Hess while Hitler served a prison term for the failed Munich Putsch in 1923, Mein Kampf combines elements of autobiography with an exposition of the author's National Socialist political ideology.

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        Wizard of Oz

      London: Hutchinson. London, Hutchinson, n.d. [1939]. First Thus.First Impression. A very presentable copy of the film tie-in edition of Wizard of Oz. Eight colour stills from the MGM film, and the Denslow illustrations. This copy in the rare dustjacket. A fine copy with a neat, one inch tear to the spine, and light toning. Price-clipped. Some dustiness and a few spots to the page block edges. Pictoral boards in good shape. Cover art / illustrations by W.W. Denslow [5594, Hyraxia Books]. n.d. [1939] . Near Fine. Hardback. 1st Thus Edition. 1939.

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        Luigi Veronesi - 14 variazioni di un tema pittorico 1936. Riccardo Malipiero - 14 variazione di una musicale 1938.

      Milano, Tip. A. Lucini & C. 1939 - 17,7x23,7 cm. Titelblatt, (6) S. Musiknoten, 1 w. Bl., 14 Tafeln. Originalbroschur. - Mit handschriftlicher Signatur von Luigi Veronesi auf dem Titelblatt. - Der Mailänder Maler, Bühnenbildner, Fotograf und Regisseur Luigi Veronesi (1908-1998), gelernter Textilzeichner, besuchte Kurse bei Carmelo Violante, war Mitglied der Gruppe Abstraction-Création in Paris und nahm an der ersten Gemeinschaftssausstellung der abstrakten Kunst Italiens in Turin teil. Als Bühnenbildner arbeitete er mit u.a. mit Giorgio Strehler zusammen, gestaltete Bühnenbilder für die Mailänder Scala etc. - Einband leicht angestaubt. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Cinq cahiers écrits par une petite fille entre sept ans et demi et dix ans et leurs commentaires

      Paris. London, Imago, 1939. 1939-1948-1951, 1939-1948-1951, in-8, quatre volumes de I : 346 pp, 4pl. h.t ; II : 480 pp. (1), 9 pl. h.t ; III : 464 pp, (1), 12 pl. h.t ; IV : 413 pp, (2), 12 pl. h.t et 5 petits in-4 de 46, 48 ou 56 feuillets, brochés, couvertures imprimées rempliées et exemplaires brochés d'un cartonnage noir plastifié pour les fac-similés des carnets, Édition originale, tirée à 530 exemplaires numérotées. Exemplaires sur vélin portant le numéro 400 enrichi, dans le premier volume, d'un amical envoi signé de l'auteur à Catherine Luquet-Parat, psychanalyste qui a notamment travaillé et écrit sur la sexualité féminine. Cette édition de commentaire des cahiers d'enfant de la psychanalyste commencée par Marie Bonaparte elle-même en 1939 à Paris, est accompagnée des fac-similés desdits cahiers. L'ensemble complet (commentaire et facsimilé) est difficile à trouver et représente sans doute la partie la plus originale de son oeuvre. Arrière petite-nièce de Napoléon et épouse du prince Georges de Grèce, Marie, se croyant frigide et connaissant le travail de Freud, alla le consulter en 1925. Rapidement, se noue une profonde affection entre l'analyste et sa patiente ce qui l'a conduite à essayer de répandre et divulguer les travaux de Freud en France. Elle devient alors elle-même psychanalyste, prend en main la société freudienne de France et publie de nombreux ouvrages sur la sexualité féminine. Les cinq cahiers servirent au psychanalyste viennois pour l'analyse qu'il mena sur Marie et témoignent superbement des "bêtises" linguistiques infantiles, de ce monde à soi que construit la pratique de l'écriture chez l'enfant. Très bon exemplaire

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        Über den Prozess der Zivilisation. Soziogenetische und psychogenetische Untersuchungen. 2 Bände. Basel. Verlag Haus zum Falken 1939. 23,8 cm x 15 cm. XX, 327 Seiten; VIII, 490 Seiten und 1 Seite Verlagshinweis. Originalbroschur.

      Verlag Haus zum Falken, 1939. Erstausgabe. Gutes, größtenteils noch unaufgeschnittenes Exemplar.

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        Deutsche Reiterhefte. Illustrierte Zeitschrift für das deutsche Reit- und Fahrwesen / (ab 1937:) Mitteilungsblatt des Reichsinspekteurs für Reit- und Fahrausbildung). 1. Jahrgang 1936 - 6.Jahrgang 1941 * 6 vollständige Jahrgänge

      (noch Fotos zu Nr.24328) - Deutsches, Drittes / Großdeutsches Reich, Großdeutschland im 2.Weltkrieg, illustrierte Bücher, deutsche Kavallerie- / Pferde-Zeitschrift, Hoppegarten, deutsches berittenes Militär im Nationalsozialismus, Wehrmacht-Reitertruppe, Soldatenpferde, deutsche Reitergemeinde, Reiter-SA, SS-Reiter, SA-Reiterei, deutscher Reiterführer, Ausbildung im Fahren, Fahrlehrgerät, Pferdezucht in Polen, Berliner Hubertusjagden, Führer der Reichsreiterführerschule SA.-Brigadeführer Lehmann im Jagdfeld, Rolf Roeingh, deutsche Vollblutzucht, Fünfkampf der Berliner Hitler-Jugend in der Reichsreiterführerschule in Berlin-Zehlendorf, Reichsreiterwettkämpfe 1939 in Berlin, Bildanzeige der Reichszeugmeisterei der NSDAP in München 9, vorschriftsmäßige Ausrüstung der Reiter-SA, Reiter-SA.-Bekleidung und Ausrüstung entsprechend den Vorschriften der Obersten SA-Führung, Remonteschule Oschatz, Ausbildung junger Reiter an der Leine, Winke für Reitlehrer, Kappzaum-Handhabung, Ranglisten der Turnierjahres, Jagdspringen, Dressur, Geländeritte und Vielseitigkeitsprüfungen, Eignungsspringen, SS-Hauptsturmführer Temme, SS-Reitschule München, SA-Sturmhauptführer Frick, SA-Obersturmführer Fangmann, Major Momm, Hannoverischer Springstall, Grüne Woche" Berlin 1939, SA-Reiterführer bei den Reiterkämpfen in Rom, Reiterkämpfe der Faschistischen Miliz, Amateurreiter, Oberleutnant Sven von Mitzlaff auf "Mahadöh", Oberst a.D. Vladimir Seunig, Leichttraben und Tunierordnung, Reittheorie, Turnierpferde, Trabersport, Landgestüt Janow Podlaski, Preis der Regimenter und Standarten in Hamburg-Flottbek, Winterturnier des Flottbekker Reitervereins, Mannschaften des Heeres, der Polizei, der SA und SS, Turnier der "Deutschen Reitschule" in Düppel, Jagdspringen für Angehörige von Wehrmacht, Polizei, SA und SS, SS-Sturmführer von Zastrow, SA-Scharführer Spies, Reiterschein und seine Bedeutung für die Infanterie, Remonten-Dressur, Vollbluthengste im Heeresgestüt Altefeld, Reitausbildung bei der Wehrmacht vor 1945, Adolf Hitler als Zuschauer beim Pferdesport, 56 % aller Pferde des Heeres bei der Infanterie, Infanterieregiment samt Infanterie-Reiterzug, bespannte Infanterie-Geschützkompanie, bespannte Maschinengewehrkompanien, Bespannungen des Regiments-Nachrichtenzuges und des Gefechts- und Gepäcktrosses der Schützenkompanien, vormilitärische Reit- und Fahrausbildung der Sturmabteilung, Husarenstück eines deutschen Kavallerie-Offiziers 1940, Ehrendolch des Heeres für Viktor Lutze von Generalfeldmarschall v.Brauchitsch, Nachruf auf Otto Suermondt, Kamerad Pferd, Operation eines Pferdes, Kriegsreitturnier der Wehrmacht in Frankreich, Ritterkreuzträger, Ritterkreuz, Berliner Galopprennen in Karlshorst, Heeresrennstall Berlin in Hoppegarten, 2. Kriegsgeburtstag des Führers, Generaloberst Fromm, Gymnastik des Reitpferdes, Winterhilfswerk-Turnier in Potsdam-Nedlitz, Pferdeeinsatz an der Ostfront, Otto Suermondt Hermann-Göring-Fuchsjagd zu Süchteln, Obergruppenführer v. Jagow auf Horst Wessel-Platz vor der Front der SA.-Reiterstandarte, Reiter-Hitlerjugend aus Cottbus, Stabschef der SA Viktor Lotze auf Rappwallach Herkules v. Helgoland, NS.-Schrifttum, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut. - Exemplar / Erstausgabe in sehr guter Erhaltung, in dieser Vollständigkeit äußerst selten weitere Fotos s.Nr.

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        Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.

      London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1939. FIRST EDITION. 8vo; pp. 45. Bound in publisher's yellow cloth, upper with red line drawing of two men on rollerskates, in pictorial dustwrapper. Minor soiling, spine a little nicked at ends, discreet gift inscription to flyleaf (at corner). Very good indeed. A presentable copy of a book that too readily shows the slightest wear. "... A classic from the day it was printed, and today... one of the most famous twentieth-century books of all. This one is a must - do you hear me? A must." Children's Modern First Editions.

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        Orlando the Marmalade Cat. A TRIP ABROAD.

      [32] pages. Illustrated throughout in colour. Original pictorial paper-covered boards; original pictorial dust-wrapper. Folio. First edition. Contemporary gift inscription for Christmas 1939 at head of title. Else an outstandingly fine copy.

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        An American Exodus: A Record of Human Erosion

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1939. FIRST EDITION. Original cloth, original dust jacket. Very Good/Very Good. FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT AMERICAN PHOTOBOOKS, SIGNED BY DOROTHEA LANGE AND PAUL S. TAYLOR ON TITLE: "For Joe, / Dorothea Lange / Paul Schuster Tayloe / March 1940." "A collection of great single photographs does not necessarily make a great photographic book. The latter is, at its core, a work that is conscious not only of the art of photography, but the art of the book.. Every aspect of the publication -- design, text, and photographic content -- must form a coherent (or purposefully disjunctive) narrative; and it must break with or at least transcend tradition as it engages the contemporary world. "One example that fits the above criteria is Dorothea Lange and Paul Schuster Taylor's An American Exodus (1939). The book combined Dorothea Lange's finest images of the farm families dispossessed by the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression with a text put together by Paul Schuster Taylor of well-chosen, even poetic, words from the subjects... [As] we encounter one powerful image after another -- of barren fields, of desperate mothers, of cars laden with scant possessions, of desert roads leading West to a greener land -- counterpoised against equally powerful lines of text that parallel or intensify these images, the book leads us, chapter by chapter, on a passage through time and place and the human condition in America of the 1930s. To read An American Exodus is to experience much more than a container of superb photographs" (May Castleberry, "The Presence of the Past", in The Book of 101 Books). The Photobook. Roth 101. Complete with 112 black-and-white photographic reproductions of Lange's iconic images. Note: First issue dust jacket, with Mein Kampf listed on rear panel.

 New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1939. Text by Paul Schuster Taylor. Quarto, original blue cloth, original dust jacket; custom box. Book near-fine with cloth particularly fresh; dust jacket with mild edgewear, a few pieces of clear tape on verso (stabilizing closed tears), a little fading to spine (much less than usual). An American Exodus is a famously difficult book to find with a good dust jacket. Even with the wear, the dust jacket on this copy is one of the finest we've seen. An outstanding copy, extremely rare signed by both Lange and Taylor and in such good condition.

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        Erwin Bumke zum 65. Geburtstage (Festschrift) * LUXUSAUSGABE in G A N Z L E D E R

      Berlin, R.v.Decker´s Verlag G.Schenck / Walter de Gruyter & Co / Franz Vahlen, 1939. Vollständige Ausgabe in aufwendig hergestelltem Handeinband der Zeit (echter Ganzfranzband, geheftet auf sechs Bünde, rotbraunes Maroquin-Leder / Ganzleder / Leder im Format 18 x 26 cm) mit Rückentitel in Goldprägung, Deckelvignette und dezenter Dekoration der Deckel (Linien in Handvergoldung), Ganzgoldschnitt und gewebeverstärkten Innenfälzen. XIV,350 Seiten, mit einem Frontispiz-Porträt auf Kunstdruckpapier, Schrift: Fraktur. - Aus dem Vorwort von Reichsjustizminister Dr.Gürtner: \"Dem Präsidenten des Reichsgerichts, den Mitstreiter für ein volkstümliches Recht und Kameraden Erwin Bumke an seinem 65.Geburtstage die innere Verbundenheit im Dienst am Recht zu bezeugen, haben die Verfasser der in diesem Buch vereinigten Aufsätze sich zu gemeinsamer Arbeit zusammengetan. Bunt wie das Leben, das es zu meistern gilt, ist der Strauß der behandelten Probleme; eine Auswahl nur, die aber die Größe der von den nationalsozialistischen Rechtswahrern noch zu leistenden Aufgaben aufzeigt und gleichzeitig symbolhaft Ihr alle Gebiete des Rechts umfassendes wissenschaftliches, gesetzgeberisches und richterliches Wirken zum Ausdruck bringt. So nehmen Sie, Herr Reichsgerichtspräsident, dieses Buch als Zeichen des Dankes für Ihr der Fortentwicklung des deutschen Rechts gewidmetes des rastloses Schaffen entgegen. Lassen Sie mich hiermit meinen herzlichsten Glückwünsche und meinen persönlichen aufrichtigen Dank für die hervorragende Dienste verbinden, die Sie in hingebender langjähriger Mitarbeit an den Aufgaben des Reichsjustizministeriums und seit mehr als einem Jahrzehnt an der Spitze des Reichsgerichts für das Wohl des deutschen Volkes geleistet haben.\"- Aus dem Inhalt: Bild von Erwin Bumke / Widmung des Reichsministers der Justiz / Bild des Reichsjustizministeriums Voßstraße 4-5 / Lebenslauf von Erwin Bumke / Vertragsgestaltung durch den Richter, von Dr.Dr.Franz Schlegelberger, Staatssekretär im Reichsjustizministerium / Das Gesetz als Anruf. Von Justus Wilhelm Hedemann, ordentlicher Professor an der Universität Berlin, Mitglied der Akademie für Deutsches Recht / Richterarbeit - Lebensgestaltung. Ein Bekenntnis. Von Dr.Roland Freisler, Staatssekretär im Reichsjustizministerium / Bild des Reichsgerichts / Täterschuld und Teilnehmerschuld, von Professor Dr. Kohlrausch, Berlin / Rechtsschöpferische Rechtsprechung des Reichsgerichts auf materiellen-strafrechtlichem Gebiet, von Dr.jur.h.c.Michael Wachinger, Reichsgerichtsrat a.D. / Rechtsschöpferische Gedanken in der Rechtsprechung des Reichsgerichts zum Strafverfahrensrecht, von Hans Richter, Reichsanwalt beim Reichsgericht / Rechtsschöpferische Rechtsprechung des Reichsgerichts auf die strafrechtlichem Gebiet, von Dr. Erich Schultze, Senatspräsident beim Reichsgericht / Die außerordentliche Nichtigkeitsbeschwerde im künftigen Strafverfahren, von Dr. Hugo Suchomel, Ministerialdirigent im Reichsjustizministerium / Folgen aus dem Aufbau der Wehrmachtgerichte, von Dr. Rudolf Lehmann, Ministerialdirektor im Oberkommando der Wehrmacht / Zusammenarbeit des Reichsanwaltschaft und des Reichsgerichts, von Emil Brettle, Oberreichsanwalt beim Reichsgericht / Deutsche Geschlechterbücher und ordentliche Gerichte, von Dr. Ernst Brandis, Senatspräsident beim Reichsgericht, Mitglied der Akademie für deutsches Recht / Bild der großen Halle des Reichsgerichts / Zum neuen Ehescheidungsrecht, von Dr.M.Jonas, Senatspräsident beim Reichsgericht, Mitglied der Akademie für Deutsches Recht / Das Erbhofrecht in der Rechtsprechung des Reichsgerichts, von Ministerialrat Dr.W.Vogels, Mitglied des Reichserbhofgerichts und der Akademie für Deutsches Recht / Der Geschäftsirrtum in der neueren Rechtsprechung des Reichsgerichts, von Dr. Flad, Senatspräsident beim Reichsgericht a.D., Mitglied der Akademie für Deutsches Recht . . . 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        History of Santa Barbara County, State of California. Its People and Its Resources

      Harold McLean Meier, Publisher, 1939. 496 pp. plus index Thick quarto Profusely illustrated original oxblood leather pictorially stamped in offwhite, red, green and gray, lettered in gilt, edges stained light red "To one who was born in California and has a pardonable pride in her romantic past and an undying faith in her future greatness it has been a pleasure to edit the Historical section of this work wherein is recorded the story of this particular section of California, Santa Barbara County. In the early history of Santa Barbara County many of the very vital actions of the future great State of California had their beginning, and down through the years as we developed, our progress has been recorded in song and story. ... Santa Barbara County has ever been foremost in preserving and perpetuating the traditions of our romantic past, and to the founders and pioneers we humbly dedicate this work." -from the Foreword Spine with some repairs to the leather, hinges weak

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        The World is Round

      William R. Scott, New York 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Lark Rise [with] Over to Candleford [with] Candleford Green. [Illustrations by Lynton Lamb]. THE CANDLEFORD TRILOGY IN FULL MOROCCO

      Oxford University Press, 1939[-41-43] - 3 vols., 8vo., First Edition, with title-vignettes and illustrations in the text, title of first volume very faintly spotted; handsomely bound in full crushed morocco (burgundy/blue/green respectively), backs with five raised bands, second and fourth compartments ruled and lettered in gilt, all other compartments tooled in gilt, hand-made endpapers, a most attractive set ideal as a gift or for presentation. The illustrations were drawn by Lamb in the Oxfordshire village around which the trilogy is written. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lark Rise

      Oxford University Press, 1939 A first edition, first printing published by the Oxford University Press in 1939. The first book in the Candleford trilogy with illustrations by Lynton Lamb. A very good+ (or better) book with some spotting to the prelims and some spotting to the page edges. No inscriptions whatsoever. In a dust wrapper which has benefitted from some professional restoration to the spine and a little to the edges. Price clipped.

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        Modern Man in the Making

      Alfred A. Knopf 1939 - First edition. 159 pp. Original navy cloth with silver lettering. Former owner's small art deco bookplate on paste down, else Fine. An excellent copy a high point of the ISOTYPE (International System of Typographic Picture Education) system. Neurath's called it an attempt at "teaching through the eye," enlightening modern readers through graphic design through without use of theories or ideologies. Rare, especially in collectible condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Deutsches Fahndungsbuch - 2. Jahrgang Nr. 53 (1939)

      Berlin, Selbstverlag, 1939, Broschiert, 528 Seiten, alphabetisch werden hier alle gesuchten Personen u.a. mit Nennung des Geburtsdatums und -ortes aufgeführt, darunter auch die politisch verfolgten Personen wie z.B. der spätere SPD-Politiker Herbert Wehner (S. 492), NUR FÜR DEN DIENSTGEBRAUCH, Einband fleckig, Innen aber gut, Zustand 2- (NG17) (NG17)

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        Deutsches Fahndungsbuch - 2. Jahrgang Nr. 53 (1939),

       1939. Berlin, Selbstverlag, 1939, Broschiert, 528 Seiten, alphabetisch werden hier alle gesuchten Personen u.a. mit Nennung des Geburtsdatums und -ortes aufgeführt, darunter auch die politisch verfolgten Personen wie z.B. der spätere SPD-Politiker Herbert Wehner (S. 492), NUR FÜR DEN DIENSTGEBRAUCH, Einband fleckig, Innen aber gut, Zustand 2- (NG17) (NG17) Versand D: 6,00 EUR

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