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        THE GRAPES OF WRATH

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

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

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

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        Wild Palms

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

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        The Castle [Das Schloss]

      London Secker & Warburg 1939 Translated from the German by Willa and Edwin Muir. 8vo: xii,395,[1]pp. Publisher's French blue finely woven cloth, upper cover and spine lettered in gilt, correct typographic dust jacket designated second edition and priced 7s/6d. About Fine, with hint of fading to blue spine; crisp prewar dust jacket, with spine panel slightly toned. Fine- ¶ Second Edition of Franz Kafka's great novel (his third and final) of alienation and the overweening state. Kafka began writing The Castle on the evening of 27 January 1922, the day he arrived at the mountain sanitarium of Spindlermühle (now in the Czech Republic). He died before finishing the novel and it is questionable whether he intended to finish had he survived his tuberculosis. The Castle was originally published in German in 1926 by Joella Goodman of Munich, selling fewer than the 1500 copies, then four years later, in London, in an English translation by Martin Secker (the first of Kafka's books to appear in English, preceding editions of The Trial and Metamorphosis by some seven years). It was republished in German in 1935 by Schocken Verlag in Berlin, and again in English in 1946 by Schocken Books of New York. "The Castle has neither the broad picaresque canvas of the America novel, nor the dramatic urgency of The Trial, but instead presents us with a study of character and situation in which the smallest details acquire significance. . . . The novel contains esoteric references to the Bible, Greek mythology, and Jewish mysticism, and is thought to reflect Kafka's interest in Schopenhauer and Kierkegaard, which had informed a series of aphorisms he had written in 1917-1918. . . ." (Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Muscheln und Schirme. Poèmes en allemand de Hans Arp. Dessins de Sophie Taeuber.

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

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        The Poems of Shakespeare

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

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        1939 Recital at the Ritz-Carlton - Original Program

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

      [Bookseller: Schubertiade Music]
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        Barbarians at the Gate - Gollancz's File Copy

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

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        The Local

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

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Donner à voir

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Tarzan the Magnificent

      Tarzana: E.R.B. Inc. 1939 - First Edition. Ownership signature on front pastedown, else fine in a dust jacket with a slightly faded spine, tape removal from the verso, and some small chips and tears. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        The Observer and Record of Agriculture, Science, and Art

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        Ten Little Niggers

      London: Collins / The Crime Club, 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing, second state with no date listed on copyright page. Very Good with light lean to spine, a bit of dust soiling, fading to cloth corresponding to jacket chips, and bumping to page corners. In a Very Good dust jacket with front flap clipped at bottom corner and publisher's price of 4'- net printed left of the clip (assumed second issue); edge wear with chipping heavier at spine ends, rubbing to folds, faint pencil markings to front panel and fading to spine. A controversial title to say the least, published in America and filmed as And then There Were None. This book remains one of Christie's best-selling novels, as well as the world's best-selling mystery book and one of the best-selling books of all time. It is widely considered the author's masterpiece.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        TEN LITTLE NIGGERS

      London: Collins, The Crime Club. 1939. First edition, first printing. First edition, first printing. Original orange cloth with black titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding clean, square and bright, the contents lightly spotted to the text block edge otherwise clean throughout and without previous ownerÂ’s inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the genuinely very good first issue rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which remains very clean and bright with a little fading of the red lettering on the spine and a couple of short closed tears. The correct first issue price of 7s 6d net is present to the front flap, as called for. A very attractive example in entirely original condition. Scarce thus. Published in the US (one month later) and UK subsequently as “And Then There Were None”. Considered by many to be Agatha ChristieÂ’s finest and indisputably with over 100 million copies sold, one of the worldÂ’s best-selling mystery novels. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Ten Little Niggers

      London: Collins / The Crime Club, 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing, second state with no date listed on copyright page. Very Good with light lean to spine, a bit of dust soiling, fading to cloth corresponding to jacket chips, and bumping to page corners. In a Very Good dust jacket with front flap clipped at bottom corner and publisher's price of 4'- net printed left of the clip (assumed second issue); edge wear with chipping heavier at spine ends, rubbing to folds, faint pencil markings to front panel and fading to spine. A controversial title to say the least, published in America and filmed as And then There Were None. This book remains one of Christie's best-selling novels, as well as the world's best-selling mystery book and one of the best-selling books of all time. It is widely considered the author's masterpiece.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Midis gagnés

      Denoël 1939 - - Denoël, Paris 1939, 18x25cm, broché. - Edition en partie originale illustrée de 6 dessins originaux d'Henri Matisse, un des 150 exemplaires hors commerce numérotés sur alfa et réservés au service de presse. Envoi autographe signé de Tristan Tzara au poète Guy Lavaud. Dos légèrement insolé, une tache sur le premier plat, quelques rousseurs principalement en marges de certains feuillets. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition illustrated with 6 drawings of Henri Matisse, one of 150 copies hors commerce numbered on Alfa paper and reserved to the press service. Signed autograph of the poet Tristan Tzara Guy Lavaud. Back slightly insolated, a spot on the first board, some spots mainly margins of some leaves. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Peligros de una Inmigracion en Masa

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

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        Das Politische Plakat : Eine Psychologische Betrachtung

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

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

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

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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

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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.

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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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        TEN LITTLE NIGGERS

      London: Collins, The Crime Club. 1939 - First edition, first printing. Original orange cloth with black titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding clean, square and bright, the contents lightly spotted to the text block edge otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner’s inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the genuinely very good first issue rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which remains very clean and bright with a little fading of the red lettering on the spine and a couple of short closed tears. The correct first issue price of 7s 6d net is present to the front flap, as called for. A very attractive example in entirely original condition. Scarce thus. Published in the US (one month later) and UK subsequently as "And Then There Were None". Considered by many to be Agatha Christie’s finest and indisputably with over 100 million copies sold, one of the world’s best-selling mystery novels. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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..".

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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

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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.

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Barbara Farnsworth, Bookseller]
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        Farbiger Alltag

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

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

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

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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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