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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 Polish army and the Polish navy / Das polnische Heer und die polnische Kriegsmarine

      Warsaw: Central Military Booksellers Magazine, 1939. First edition. Hardcover. g to vg. Quarto (11 x 8 5/8"). Unpaginated. Original quarter olive cloth over illustrated paper covered boards, with black and white lettering to front cover. Top edge blue. Pictorial endpapers. Frontispiece. Published shortly before the outbreak of World War II, this work contains no less than 106 (ie 107) rotogravures depicting an impressive Polish army and Navy ready to face the gathering storm.The introductory text in English and German is a brief history of Poland's armed forces.Each photograph is numbered and captioned in four languages in the plate (French, English, Italian and German).In spite of its mighty appearance in the book, Poland's valiant army will be no match for Adolf Hitler's formidable war machine. During the first 18 days of September 1939, it will be utterly defeated and its land conquered by Nazi Germany.Binding partly sunned along edges. Corners rubbed. Previous owner's name in pencil at upper margin of front cover and fly leaf. Text in English and German. Captions in French, English, Italian and German. Binding in overall good to good+, interior in very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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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.

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        RKO Radio Pictures 1939/1940

      NP, [Hollywood] 1939 - Folio. Unpaginated (56pp). Spiral-bound cream cloth with lettering and RKO emblem stamped in gold and black on front cover. Rare RKO catalogue announcing their movies for the 1939/40 season. Films: Vigil in the Night. Anne of Windy Poplars. Fifth Avenue Girl. The Flying Deuces. Abe Lincoln in Illinois. Distant Fields. The American Way. The Man who Lost Himself. Father Damien. The Kind Men Marry. Reno. Marines in the Air. Schooldays. The Swiss Family Robinson. African Intrigue. Deerslayer. The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Little Orvie. Nurse Edith Cavell. Ivanhoe. Passport to Life. Full Confession. Allegheny Frontier. Dr. Christian. Chasing Rainbows. Cross-Country Romance. Kitchener. The Ramparts we Watch. Scattergood Baines. Queen of Destiny. The Day the Bookies Wept. Men Against the Sky. The Saint Series. Three Sons. Child of Divorce. The March of Time. Additional pages with announcements of upcoming George O'Brien Westerns, Two-Reel Comedies, Walt Disney Productions, RKO Pathé News, as well as b/w reproductions of photographs and drawings of producers, directors and actors of RKO Pictures such as Harold Lloyd, George Stevens, Lee Marcus, Leslie Howard, Max Gordon, Gregory La Cava, Leo McCarey, Carson Kanin, Cary Grant, Carole Lombard, Ginger Rogers, Laurel & Hardy, Richard Dix, Anna Neagle, Victor McLaglen, Jean Hersholt, a young Lucille Ball, George Sanders, John Wayne, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Anne Shirley, Edgar Kennedy, Leon Errols, Ray Whitley, and others. Printed on high-quality card stock. "RKO Radio Pictures looks to the year of 1939-40 as the greatest in its history, evidence of which is proudly presented on the following pages. Emerging from the restraints of a long period of reorganization. RKO Radio Pictures turns its whole attention and will in one direction - toward the making of better motion pictures - with confidence in its destiny to lead the way and take its rightful place in the industry of which we are all proud. To inaugurate the new picture company, vision, experience and the utmost in human endeavor have combined during the past six months to produce the best from all departments. Now we are happy to announce the most important plans and pictures for the new season ever offered by this company.George J. Schaefer, President." Staining on boards, bottom corners bumped, otherwise a tight copy with interior in near fine condition. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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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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        Cuna Del Daiquiri Cocktail [La Floridita Cafe]

      [1939], La Habana, CUBA 1939 - ACCEPTABLE edge-chipped, p. 26-34 w/stain, general wear, flattened crease in rear cover. Bilingual. Scarce in any condition. Hemingway's favorite bar in Cuba.

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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

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        The Polish army and the Polish navy / Das polnische Heer und die polnische Kriegsmarine

      Central Military Booksellers Magazine, Warsaw 1939 - Quarto (11 x 8 5/8"). Unpaginated. Original quarter olive cloth over illustrated paper covered boards, with black and white lettering to front cover. Top edge blue. Pictorial endpapers. Frontispiece. Published shortly before the outbreak of World War II, this work contains no less than 106 (ie 107) rotogravures depicting an impressive Polish army and Navy ready to face the gathering storm.The introductory text in English and German is a brief history of Poland's armed forces.Each photograph is numbered and captioned in four languages in the plate (French, English, Italian and German).In spite of its mighty appearance in the book, Poland's valiant army will be no match for Adolf Hitler's formidable war machine. During the first 18 days of September 1939, it will be utterly defeated and its land conquered by Nazi Germany.Binding partly sunned along edges. Corners rubbed. Previous owner's name in pencil at upper margin of front cover and fly leaf. Text in English and German. Captions in French, English, Italian and German. Binding in overall good to good+, interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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        Kilburn, London underground.

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

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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]

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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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