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        Mein Kampf: Complete and Unabridged, Fully Annotated

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock. Hardcover. B0006AOLC2 1003 pages. "An accurate translation of a book which is likely to remain the most important political tract of our time, and which is now for the first time available in complete form to the American reader." - from Introduction. Moderate wear. Binding intact. Date written at base of front free endpaper, otherwise contents clean and unmarked. Contemporary yellow sticker upon front free endpaper declares profits from the sale of this book will be donated to refugee fund. Somewhat above-average wear to dust jacket with slight fading along spine and nibbling to back board lower fore-edge. Dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart. A sound vintage copy. . Good. 1939. Fourth Impression.

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        Mein Kampf - Complete and Unabridged - Fully Annotated

      Reynal & Hitchcock/Houghton Mifflin, 1939, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, Fourth Impression. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall, 1003 pages. "An accurate translation of a book which is likely to remain the most important political tract of our time, and which is now for the first time available in complete form to the American reader." - from Introduction. Moderate wear. Binding intact. Date written at base of front free endpaper, otherwise contents clean and unmarked. Contemporary yellow sticker upon front free endpaper declares profits from the sale of this book will be donated to refugee fund. Somewhat above-average wear to dust jacket with slight fading along spine and nibbling to back board lower fore-edge. Dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart. A sound vintage copy.

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        Eight proof lithographs for Oliver Twist and autograph letter from the artist.

      New York: The Limited Editions Club,, 1939. 8 lithograph prints, housed in a custom printed pink card folder. A fine set. Inscribed by the artist on the front cover of the folder housing the the lithographs, "For Jack Beddington, from Barnett, Freedman, 39," and accompanied by an autograph letter from the artist to Beddington dated 30 October 1939, in which he writes "I hope you will have these rough proofs of a job I did just before 'war' broke out!". Jack Beddington, best known for his publicity work for Shell-Mex and BP during the 1930s, collaborated with Freedman to launch the Lyons' Lithograph series after the Second World War. Freedman presented him and his family a number of lithographs. This set of proofs, featuring illustrations of the main characters from Oliver Twist, was prepared for an illustrated edition of the novel published in 1939 by The Heritage Press, an imprint of George Macy's Limited Editions Club.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      COMMITTEE FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE JEWS, New York 1939 - B0029Z5E1E 231, [1] pages. 9.2" x 6.3". Waton (1871-1959) was a Jewish philosopher keenly interested in the works of Marx and Spinoza. In the Foreword, dated 1939, he states "I convinced myself that human society is irresistibly and inevitably moving towards state capitalism and fascism. Further reflection also convinced me that this social transformation would inevitably bring upon the Jews great suffering. How could the Jews face this world situation? This question occupied my mind for the last twelve years. At last I reached the conclusion which I embodied in a program for the Jews. When the Jews declared war against Nazi Germany and fascism (in 1933), I saw that as a suicidal policy. Thus passed more than five years of ever-increasing suffering for the Jews. When the situation became so grave that the Jews themselves began to realize the gravity of the situation, the Spinoza Institute of America asked me to formulate my program." On page 199 he adds "We have to face the fact that the Leader of the German people has no doubt in his mind that the Jewish problem is the centre of all problems, not merely in Germany, but in the world. It is useless to dismiss this as an illusion, because if it is, it demands explanation. But it is no illusion." Brilliant gilt lettering upon front board. Light external wear. Binding tight. Patches of soiling on boards faintly visible if viewed from a certain angle. Occasional light pencil marginalia and underlining until page 21. Moderate age-toning to contents. It is left to readers to ponder the impact Waton's program could have had upon twentieth-century history. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      61-[1] pp. Paris, Denöel, 1939, in-8, 61-[1] pp, broché, couverture imprimée, Rare exemplaire sur papier d'édition de ce premier roman de Sarraute, et dont il n'y a eu que 10 exemplaires sur alfa hors commerce. Exemplaire appartenant à Victor et Nadia du Bouchet, parents du poète français André du Bouchet. En bel état, agrémenté d'un envoi signé de l'auteur en page de titre "A Nadia et Victor du Bouchet, affectueusement N. S."

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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      40 pp Editions des canettes, Paris, 1939, in-16, 40 pp, broché, couverture imprimée, Ce charmant petit recueil de trente jeux prosodiques, en édition originale, fut imprimé à la maison et tiré à 100 exemplaires. Notre exemplaire en parfaite condition comporte un envoi signé, de son extravagant auteur, en page de titre. "A Monsieur Guy Debrincat ces miniatures indigestes ! Paris nov 1960. P Albert Birot" Rare.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Le monde médical dans la guerre de Vendée. Préface d'Albert Grenier, professeur au Collège de France

      VIII-370 pp. A Tours, Chez Arrault & Cie, 1939, in-8, VIII-370 pp, broché, couverture imprimée de l'éditeur, Illustrations en noir dans le texte. Couverture défraîchie, petite déchirure sans perte en première, dos fragile.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Macht des Gesanges. Aquarell und Feder 1933.

      Bezeichnet, signiert und datiert. 17,3 x 23,4 cm. Links unten mit der Werknummer A 22. - Der seit Anfang der 1920er Jahre zunächst stark gefragte Künstler erhielt 1939 vom NS-Regime ein generelles Ausstellungsverbot, und seine abstrakten Werke wurden beschlagnahmt. - An vier Ecken auf Unterlagekarton montiert. Oberer Rand (1,2 cm) vom Künstler eigenhändig angesetzt. - Versandkosten auf Anfrage.

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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        Von den Anfängen 741 bis 1336). Herausgegeben von einer Commission der antiquarischen Gesellschaft in Zürich und bearbeitet von J. Escher und P. Schweizer. 11 Bände (Ohne die beiden Nachtragsbände).

      30 cm. Zus. über 4000 S. Mit 1 gefalt. Karte, 1 Plan und 14 Tafeln in Lichtdruck. Orig.-Halbleinenbände mit Rückentitel. *Das Grundwerk ohne die beiden Nachtragsbände (1939 und 1957) und ohne die separat erschienen Sigeltafeln. - Band 7 enthält den schönen Faltplan von Zürich. - Barth 18541. Wyss 40. - Kleinere Gebrauchsspuren, insgesamt ordentliches Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bernd Braun]
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        325 verschiedene Hefte der Reihe

      unbekannt 1939 - Ab Heft 243: "Jörn Farrow's Abenteuer". Neuwertige Reprintausgabe. Vollständige Reihe Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 46 Neues Verlagshaus für Volksliteratur, Bln., 1932-1939. Je Heft 64 Seiten, illustr. Brosch. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

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

      [Bookseller: antiquarian bookshop Island Books]
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        Séduction. Jeunes Amours. Avec des gravures sur cuivre par un artiste célèbre.

      Paris, Aux dépens d'un amateur pour le profit de quelques autres. Ohne Verlag und Ort. 1939. - Gr. 8°. 143 S. und |11 Tafeln mit kolorierten Kaltnadel-Radierungen|, davon eine als Frontispiz. Ungebundene Lagen in Umschlag mit Decke im Schuber. Eins von 79 numerierten Exemplaren einer Gesamtauflage von nur 99 für Subskribenten. Illustriert mit |11 Tafeln| mit ganzseitigen, erotisch-pornografischen Orig.-Radierungen, in zarten Farben von Hand koloriert. Sie zeigen diverse Spiele, darunter auch lesbische. Das ebenfalls handkolorierte |Frontispiz| zeigt 6 kleine erotische Darstellungen. Der Künstler ist unbekannt; er zeichnet sehr realistisch mit offenbarer Freude an erogenen Zonen und eindeutigen Szenen. Titel und Kapitelanfänge gedruckt in rot/schwarz. Unbeschnitten. Vereinzelt leicht fingerfleckig. Eine Seite mit kleinem Randeinriss. Gutes Exemplar. Dutel 2377 (nur 10 Illustrationen). Vgl. Pia 1367f. ------------------ 4vo. 143 pp. and 11 plates with explicite erotic colored etchings, one as frontispice. Original wrappers. One of 79 numbered copies only for subscribers (in total 99 copies). Good print in red and black on handmade paper. Binding a bit rubbed. Inside some fingerstains, one page with small tear on margin. Dutel 2377 (with only 10 illustrations). --------------------------- Traduction française sur demande. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ars Amandi]
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        The raid

      John Hamilton 1939 - Undated early reprint; gift inscription dated Xmas 1939 on front free end paper. In sage green/buff cloth, with black lettering on spine; trace of bumping at head & foot of spine; 2 chips in bottom edge of dust jacket, with slight shelf-wear, otherwise almost VG Used - Very Good. VG hardback in Good dust jacket

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        More People

      New York: D. Appleton-Century Company 1939 - 8vo., blue cloth lettered in gilt; dust jacket; with several chips at extremities. First edition. A presentation copy, inscribed: "To Percy MacKaye, with love and salutations of his friend, Edgar Lee Masters," on the front endpaper ---- Masters's friend for decades, Percy MacKaye (1875-1956) was a leading poet and playwright, best remembered for his elaborate pageant-masque "Caliban." A significant presentation copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        Geese and Ducks of the World

      4to. 1939. Fine. Original covers/With original box. The original box has some wear. Book spine a little wear as shown. 121 tissue guarded plates. First edition. Lether Spine. (With Photos)

      [Bookseller: Asia Medicine and Humanities Books]
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        Mein Kampf. Jubiläumsausgabe anläßlich der Volldenung des 50. Lebensjahres des Führers.

      München, Zentralverlag der NSDAP, 1939. Stor 8vo. Portrett. 705 s. + (28) s. reklame. Orig. dekorert helskinnbd. Topp gullsnitt. I kassett. Snittet svakt brunplettet.

      [Bookseller: Ruuds Antikvariat]
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      - Les cahiers du journal des poètes, Paris 1939, 14x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione della traduzione francese, uno dei 50 esemplari numerati in piuma, edizione deluxe. libro illustrato di una fotografia del poeta e sua madre. Nizza e rara copia, stampa spaccio timbro a pagina occhietto. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française, un des 50 exemplaires numérotés sur Featherweight, tirage de tête. Ouvrage illustré d'une photographie représentant le poète et sa mère. Agréable et rare exemplaire, tampon imprimé de colportage sur la page de faux-titre.

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        The Word. Volumes I -IX (Book 1: Vols I-III, Book 2: Vols IV-VI, Book 3: Vols VII-IX)

      Glasgow : Guy A. Aldred For The Bakunin Press And The U. S. M. [1939-1947]. First Edition. Very good copies in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Spine band, panels and panel edges somewhat dust-toned and scuffed. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. ; 1 pages; Description: Volumes I-IX : ill. ; 25-38 cm. Subject: Socialism --Periodicals --Socialism --Great Britain --Peace movements --Periodicals. Frequency: Quarterly

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        The Complete Works Of Lewis Carroll.

      FIRST EDITION. 8vo., 7-3/4" x 5-1/8", 1165pp, introduction by Alexander Woollcott, illustrations by John Tenniel. Finely bound in recent full red morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spine, spine compartments decorated with gilt stamped Mad Hatter, Dormouse, & playing card devices, covers ruled in gilt, top edge gilt.

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        Indien - Ceylon - Vorderindien - Birma - Die Malayische Halbinsel - Siam - Java. Handbuch für Reisende. Mit 22 Karten, 33 Plänen und 8 Grundrissen.

      8 , Leinen LXXIV, 358 Seiten. Leinen mit orig. Schutzumschlag(!) u. dreiseitigen Marmorschnitten sowie Lesebändchen. Verlagsanzeigen bis 1939. Vollständig mit allen Karten inkl. einer Übersichtkarte in der Hinterdeckel-Tasche, Schutzumschlag an Ecken verstärkt, Buchinnen neuwertig, insgesamt sehr gutes u. seltenes Exemplar.

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        An Introduction to Zen Buddhism.

      (Einband etwas berieben, bestoßen und fleckig, im Schnitt braunfleckig, im Ganzen aber ordentlich erhalten) Enthält: Preface Preliminary What is Zen? Is Zen Nihilistic? Illogical Zen Zen a Higher Affirmation Practical Zen Satori, or Acquiring a New Viewpoint The Koan The Meditation Hall and the Monk's Life Index.Widmungsexemplar mit handschriftlichem Eintrag auf dem vorderen fliegenden Vorsatzblatt recto: "To Count Hermann Keyserling with the regards of the author Kamakura, July (?) '38". Darunter der Vermerk Keyserlings: "Gelesen Januar-März 1939 / abends", auf dem hinteren fliegenden Vorsatzblatt weitere Notizen von Graf Keyserling zum Buchinhalt. "Hermann Alexander Graf Keyserling, kurz Hermann Keyserling (geb. 8. Juli in Könno, heute Gemeinde Kaisma im damaligen Gouvernement Livland gest. 26. April 1946 in Innsbruck), war ein deutschbaltischer Philosoph." (Wikipedia).First edition. Original black cloth, spine and upper cover gilt with title. Corners and ends of spine slightly bumped, edges slightly foxed, lower cover stained, otherwise good new additional endpapers. Dedication copy with handwritten and signed inscription by Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki on the upper flyleaf: "To Count Hermann Keyserling with the regards of the author Kamakura, July (?) '38". - Einbandecken und Kapitale leicht bestoßen, hinterer Deckel etwas fleckig, innen teils leicht stockfleckig, Besitzerstempel auf Vortitel, wenige geglättete Eselsohren und Anstreichungen in Bleistift, Notizen auf dem orignalen hinteren fliegenden Vorsatzblatt verso, wohl von Keyserling selbst. Heftung verstärkt, Buchblock mit neuen, zusätzlichen Vorsätzen versehen und wieder eingehängt.. Erste Ausgabe. / Keyserling, Hermann Alexander Graf (Provenienz) - RFM. Dedication copy. - Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage oder auf unserer Homepage.

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Bürck]
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      Paris: XXe Siecle, 1939., 1939.. Good. ILLUSTRATED WITH ORIGINAL ARTWORK INCLUDING AN ORIGINAL 2-COLOR WOOD ENGRAVING BY KANDINSKY AND AN ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPH BY MAX ERNST - Quarto, 12-1/2 inches high by 9-3/4 inches wide. Softcover, bound in original printed red, white & blue wraps. The covers are darkened and stained and the spine is heavily chipped. [68] pages, with profuse black & white illustrations and superb original works of art. An early owner's name is penned at the top of the title page. The title page is soiled. There is some minor soiling and the corners of a few pages are bumped. Internally very good with bright strong impressions of the prints. <p>The English edition of this significant Art periodical.<p>Included are: "A Futurist Engraving" by Gino Severini; "Electra" an original lithograph by Max Ernst; A full-page illustration by Miro "Constellations d'une femme assise"; An original engraving by W. Power entitled "L'homme calculateur"; An etching and burin-engraved print by Marcoussis titled "Rimbaud"; and an original wood engraving in 2 colors by Kandinsky.<p>Kandinsky drew and cut the blocks for his original wood engraving especially for this issue focussing on works from the 1908 to 1911 period.<p>Also of note is the illustrated article "Picasso and the Human Figure" by Paul Fierens,Kandinsky's essay "The value of a concrete work" and "Picasso Nature-Mortes (Still Lives) 1937-1939" with 8 superb full-page black & white illustrations.

      [Bookseller: Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd.]
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        XXe Siècle. No.5/6. Edition in English as XXth Century

      Paris: XXe Siècle,1939. 4to. Original wraps. Contains 1 original color lithograph by Max Ernst, 1 original color engraving gravure by W. Power, 1 gravure after Gino Severini, 1 etching and engraving by Marcoussis. The wood engraving by Kandinsky is not present. Illustrated artcle "Picasso and the Human Figure" by Paul Fierens.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Verve. Artistic and Literary Quarterly. Volume 1. Number 4. January-March 1939.

      E. Teriade, Paris. 1939 - Slight scuffing on the spine and along the edge of the right cover. There are three original lithographs: by Rouault, Derain and by Matisse--his La Danse. It is a double page coloured lithograph not merely a reproduction of the La Danse fresco done for Albert Barnes or the version of La Danse in the Musee d'Art Moderne de La Ville de Paris, but an original lithograph offering a different version of La Danse. It is in pristine condition. Linoleum cuts, also by Matisse, precede and succeed La Danse (they bear Matisse's initials). . [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: JMHunt]
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        Two Typed Letters of Agreement, signed, to Twentieth-Century Fox, confirming two amendments regarding the starting date of a previously signed contact from July 3, 1939

      Los Angeles, 1939. One page each, on studio letterhead, signed at the bottom of the orginal letter to Autry from 20th-Century Fox. In all, 2 pages. 1 vols. 8-1/2 x 11 in. Staple holes at top left corner. One page each, on studio letterhead, signed at the bottom of the orginal letter to Autry from 20th-Century Fox. In all, 2 pages. 1 vols. 8-1/2 x 11 in. The Singing Cowboy Signs with 20th-Century Fox. Following this agreement - due, it is said, to the intervention of 20th-Century Fox star Jane Withers - Western box-office star Gene Autry signed with the Hollywood giant, and made his first movie with them in April of 1940 in a movie called Shooting High - co-starring Jane Withers.

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        Le Toutounier.

      PRESENTATION COPY. 1 vol., 7-1/8" x 4-5/8", inscribed on the half-title "Pour Alice Benard-Fleury en souvenir de sa vieille amie Colette", "For Alice Benard-Fleury in remembrance of her old friend Colette". Bound in 1/4 light green cloth backed marbled boards, gilt lettered leather label.The recipient was Colette's old friend Alice Benard-Fleury of Toulon, with whom she corresponded during the War years.

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        Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor.

      Country Life, 1939. - 1st Edition. A little wear to the spine and ever so slightly shaken in an extensively professionally restored dust wrapper. From the collection of H.B. [Burgess] Drake. Drake was a schoolmaster at Eltham college during Peake&apos;s time there and became a friend. He was godfather to Peake&apos;s daughter Clare and Peake illustrated two of his books; The Book of Lyonne [1952] and The Oxford English Course for Secondary Schools, Book One [1957]. This is one of a number of Drake&apos;s books recently acquired, a number of which are inscribed by Peake to Drake and his wife. This title not inscribed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael S. Kemp, Bookseller]
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        The Gun Club Drink Book

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 190 pp. First edition with an "A" and Scribner's seal on copyright page. Very Good with darkening to cloth at front gutter, rubbing at extremities, previous owner name and address in ink to half-title page, in a Very Good dust jacket with price of $2.50 intact, light soiling and light general wear with a snag at the top of the rear spine joint and 1-inch closed tear at the bottom. Though it does not appear trimmed, the jacket is slightly shorter than the book. With charming illustrations by Leonard Holton.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Der Erweiterungsbau der Reichskanzlei [Inauguration of the Reich Chancellery, Berlin, 9 January 1939)

      Berlin: Not Stated, 1939. Card covers. Printed title to front, stapled binding. 29.5 × 21cm. Unpaginated, 16pp. German text. Full title: "Der Erweiterungsbau der Reichskanzlei. Einweihung am 9 Januar 1939. Bauherr Adolf Hitler Führer und Reichskanzler; Entwurf Architekt Professor Albert Speer, Generalbauinspektor für die Reichshauptstadt Berlin. Mitarbeiter: Otto Apel, Hanspeter Klinke, Albert Diefenbach, Hans Rußwurm, Gerhard Winter; Bauleitung Architekt Carl Piepenburg und Architekt Walter Kühnell". This is a scarce booklet on the inauguration of the new Reich Chancellery (Der Reichskanlei) in Berlin in 1939. The front cover has a general title, the first three pages are printed recto only, the first page has the same title and is dated 9 January 1939. The following page lists those of importance involved in the building: Bauherr Adolf Hitler (Fuhrer und Reichsknazler), Entwurf (architect) Albert Speer, fellow architects: Otto Apel, Hanspeter Klinke, Albert Diefenbach, Hans Rußwurm, Gerhard Winter, construction architects: Carl Piepenburg and Walter Kühnell. The next page is part of a speech by Adolf Hitelr in Munich in 1938, "Das Volk soll an der Entwicklung dieser Werke selber sehen...". This is followed by 8 pages of text printed recto and verso describing the building, with each section titled to the margin: 1. Fassade Voßstraße (Vosstrasse facade), 2.Gartenfassade (Garden facade), 3. Innenhof (Courtyard), 4. Vorhalle (Porch), 5. Die Mosaikhalle (Mosiac Hall), 6. Runder Raum (Round room), 7. Lange Halle (Long Hall), 8. Arbeitszimmer des Fuhrers (Fuhrer's Study), 9. Kabinett-Sitzungssaal (Cabinet meeting hall), 10. Empfangssaal des Fuhrers (Fuhrer's reception rooms), 11. Spiesesaal (Dining Room), 12. Bibliothek (Library). Finally, there is an architectural plan of the Chancellery. The last page has a single line stating Dr Lotz is responsible for the contents. This is an apparently scarce booklet which had a small print run with few survivors. The Chancellery was severely damaged during the Battle of Berlin in 1945, eventually being demolished by the occupying Russian forces. Condition: This copy is in good condition, but does have some wear. The whole booklet has been folded in half once, vertically, and this has left a fold that runs through the entire book. The covers are browned, mostly to the top edge, and with other areas of browning and light abrasion. The contents are clean bar some light tanning, and the binding is secure. A rare item.. First German Edition. Card Covers. Good.

      [Bookseller: Cox and Budge Books]
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      New York: Random House, 1939. First Edition. Original Wraps. Very Good. Octavo. Advance reading copy, First printing. 339pp. Bound in original wraps designed like the first trade edition dust jacket, separation to flaps at folds but not detached and with old dried tape residue, edges and spine rubbed showing some wear to corners with light chipping to head and foot, rear panel darkened around the edges. A very good copy of a scarce and most often fragile title.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ]
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        Primavera en Eaton Hastings (Poema bucólico con intermedios de llanto).

      - Tezontle, 1939, México. 22,5x15. 66 págs. Rústica a dos tintas. Intonso. Magnífico ejemplar. // Primera edición // Raro // Pedro Garfias (Salamanca, 1901-Monterrey, México, 1967). Aunque nacido en Salamanca, residió durante su infancia en Osuna (Sevilla) y Cabra (Córdoba), y andaluz lo consideró Álvaro Arauz al incluirlo en su "Antología parcial de poetas andaluces" (Isla, Cádiz, 1936). Frecuentó, en Madrid y Sevilla, el ambiente vanguardista y fundó, en 1921, junto a Rivas Panedas, la revista "Horizonte". Su primer libro, de corte ultraísta, es "El ala del sur" (Imprenta Herrero, Sevilla, 1926). Implicado con la República, se exilió en México, donde murió en 1967 // "Primavera en Eaton Hastings" es «su mejor libro de madurez» [Bonet, "Diccionario de las vanguardias en España (1907-1936)", pág. 280] y uno de los libros clave de la poesía del exilio español. «Escrito en Inglaterra, durante los meses de abril y mayo, de 1939, a raíz de la pérdida de España», como dice la nota preliminar, no se acabó de imprimir, a pesar de que el pie editorial es de 1939, hasta 1941, según se indica en el colofón, que también señala que la edición estuvo al cuidado de Francisco Giner de los Ríos y del autor // «Porque te siento lejos y tu ausencia/ habita mis desiertas soledades/ qué profunda esta tarde derramada/ sobre los verdes campos inmortales [.]» // [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        On the Origin of Great Nebulae. WITH: Energy Production in Red Giants

      American Institute of Physics, Lancaster and New York 1939 - RARE FIRST EDITION OFFPRINTS of Gamow and Teller's early papers on cosmology, including "a kind of blueprint" for Gamow's later theory of the Big Bang. In "On the Origin of Great Nebulae," "written jointly with Edward Teller, his friend and colleague at George Washington University, Gamow dealt for the first time explicitly with the Friedmann-Lemaitre equations. The two authors concluded that, 'our theory of nebular formation requires that the velocity of expansion remains nearly constant while the distances between nebulae increase by a factor of 600.' In the last section, they considered the cosmological consequences which they discussed from the form of the fundamental (Friedmann-Lemaitre) equation for the expanding universe as given by Richard Tolman in his important textbook of 1934? [and concluded]: 'Thus in order to understand the formation of great nebulae and to satisfy the condition of continuity at the moment of their separation, it is necessary to accept the hypothesis that space is infinite and ever expanding.' As they noted, this went against the conclusion that Edwin Hubble and Tolman had reached in 1935, namely that the universe must be closed and uncomfortably small. However, Gamow and Teller argued that the discrepancy might be resolved if it was admitted that the absolute luminosities of very distant (hence young) galaxies were higher than those nearer by. This idea was to play an important role in cosmology in the 1950s, but in 1939 it was merely a suggestion that lacked independent support. "Gamow's work with Teller of 1939 was based on the expanding universe but did not presuppose any explosive event in the past, what ten years later would be coined the big bang. All they had to say about the state of the universe before the separation of the nebulae about 1.8 billion years ago was, 'Before that time, space must have been uniformly populated by stars, or by gas molecules, if we suppose that the formation of stars took place after the separation of nebulae.' Although still in the pre-big-bang tradition, the paper was in several respects to serve as a kind of blueprint for Gamow's later contributions to cosmology" (Kox and Eisenstaedt, The Universe of General Relativity). In "Energy Production in Red Giants," published two weeks after "On the Origin of Great Nebulae," Gamow and Teller "carried out one of the earliest studies of the temperature dependence of thermonuclear reaction rates and applied their ideas to an investigation of energy production in red giant stars" (Libby and Bibber, Edward Teller Centennial Symposium). On the Origin of Great Nebulae. Offprint from: Physical Review, Vol. 55, April 1, 1939, pp. 654-657. Four pages, as issued without wrappers. Light edgewear, a little foxing. Energy Production in Red Giants. Offprint from: Physical Review, Vol 55, April 15, 1939. One page, as issued without wrappers. Small closed tear to margin, otherwise fine. Lancaster and New York: American Institute of Physics, 1939. Housed together in custom cloth case. RARE. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Manhattan Rare Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Theory and Technique of Fresh Water Angling. [Author's Autograph Manuscript and Typescript]

      [Orange, New Jersey 1939 - Published: Harcourt, Brace, 1940. Autograph manuscript in ink on ruled yellow legal paper (304 pp.); typescript (198 pp.), plus proof leaves, typed and manuscript corrections (28 pp.); with an untrimmed proof of the pictorial dust jacket for the published book. 1 vols. 14 x 8-/12 and smaller. Archive of John Alden Knight's book, The Theory and Technique of Fresh Water Angling, including his original autograph manuscript in sixteen chapters, with the working typescript and additional insertions and corrections, as well as editorial correspondence between Knight and Bob Lamont at the Atlantic Monthly Press in the summer of 1939. The book was published by Harcourt Brace in 1940. Cf. Bruns, pp 260-261; Biscotti, p. 242; Hampton's Modern Angling Bibliography pp. 174-5 Manuscript leaves a bit toned. Some old staining from paperclips, occasional folds, generally very good plus Autograph manuscript in ink on ruled yellow legal paper (304 pp.); typescript (198 pp.), plus proof leaves, typed and manuscript corrections (28 pp.); with an untrimmed proof of the pictorial dust jacket for the published book. 1 vols. 14 x 8-/12 and smaller [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Grapes of Wrath

      New York: The Viking Press, 1939. First edition. Jacket with old reinforcements on verso reinforcing losses along the spine and chips at extremities, toned and with wear. 8vo. 619pp. Original tan cloth, top edges stained yellow; pictorial dust jacket illustrated by Elmer Hader. Steinbeck was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1940 for this novel. One of the most influential novels of the 20th century, 'The Grapes of Wrath' was made into a film starring Henry Fonda as Tom Joad, the Oklahoma farmer forced to leave his Dust Bowl home and search for a better life in California. Goldstone and Payne A12a.

      [Bookseller: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1939 - 1939 to 1942 Wisden Hardbacks

      1939. Hi and Welcome to our Store. We are selling our HBs off in chunks, happy to split the sets or to send more details and pictures, please just ask us or the admin team here. 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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      D'AULAIRE. D'AULAIRE,INGRI & EDGAR. ABRAHAM LINCOLN. NY: Doubleday Doran & Co, 1939 (1939). Large 4to (9 x 12 3/8"), cloth backed pictorial boards, fine in VG+ price clipped dust wrapper with a neat closed tear on rear panel, slight wear to spine ends, no award sticker). Stated 1st edition. THIS IS THE FIRST ISSUE WITH THE ERRATA SLIP p. 52. Illustrated with really beautiful full color lithographs throughout. CALDECOTT AWARD WINNER. Rare in this condition.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        The Cosmological Eye (Inscribed To Pierre Sicart, With Original Pencil Drawing By Sicart)

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

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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      The MacMillan Company, New York 1939 - Light wear to extremities; First two volume edition of the classic novel, issued December 1, 1939, 'in appreciation of Margaret Mitchell's magnificent work in commemorating the life and times of the Old South.' Limited edition of 1000 copies, of which this is #961; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1037 pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore]
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        Bötzow Brauerei 75 Jahre. 1864-1939. Größte Brauerei Berlins. 25 Originalfotos. Mit dazugehöriger Stereobrille.

      München: Raumbild-Verlag Otto Schönstein, 1939. 19 S., 25 Bilder. 20 x 20 cm. Originalleinen. Erste Ausgabe. Sehr gut erhalten. - Mit 3D-Effekt. Versand D: 4,80 EUR Kulturgeschichte, Brauerei

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ballon + Wurm]
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        To Step Aside (Association Copy : Signed And Inscribed By The Author To Actress Joyce Carey)

      The First UK Printing published by Heinemann in 1939. The BOOK is in Very Good ++ or better condition. Some ghosting and fading of the spine and cover edges in places. Gilt titling remains very bright. Some toning to the text block and page edges as usually encountered due to cheap war time paper stock. Mild pushing at the spine ends with a tiny nick to the upper spine edge.Free from erasures. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ or better condition. Edge-wear to the spine ends with a little loss at the upper spine. Toning and light rubbing in places to the spine. The wrapper looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival cover. A collection of seven short stories. The book has been Inscribed and Signed by the author to the half-title : 'For Miss Joyce Carey, Sincerely yours, Noel Coward, XXXX'. The recipient Joyce Carey, was an English actress, best known for her long professional and personal relationship with Noël Coward. Her stage career lasted from 1916 until 1987, and she was performing on television in her nineties. In addition to light comedy, she had a large repertory of Shakespearean roles. Carey was awarded the OBE in 1982. She never married: she enjoyed the enduring friendship of Coward's adopted 'family'. When Coward received his knighthood in 1970, Carey, along with the costume designer Gladys Calthrop, accompanied him to the ceremony at Buckingham Palace. A wonderful association copy and scarce with such attributes. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

      [Bookseller: Ashton Rare Books ABA PBFA]
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        A Traveller in Time

      Faber, UK 1939 - 1st Edition 1939. Rare with the wrapper. Phyllis Bray (illustrator). Book is very good++ and is bright .Contents good. Small date to endpaper. The complete wrapper is very good and quite bright. Rubbing and nicks to edges. Light age toning and soiling/marks to wrapper. A long closed tear to rear. (6cm) More images can be taken upon request. Ref 11984 Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd]
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        Oor Wullie 1939 Original Artwork Dudley D Watkins

      UK: DC Thomson, 1939. 1st Edition 1st Printing. No Binding. Very Good+. Dudley D Watkins. Oor Wullie Original Artwork by Dudley D Watkins circa 1939 DC Thomson. Very early example of Oor Wullie original artwork. 'Wullie scrumpin' for apples' 1/3 story board drawn by Dudley Dexter Watkins (1907-1969) in Indian ink to card. Circa 1939. Measures approx 7" x 15".

      [Bookseller: Brought to Book Ltd]
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