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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]

      [Bookseller: Los Papeles del Sitio]
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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 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".

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        Privates Fotoalbum: 2. Weltkrieg - Polen-Feldzug, 262 Fotos eines Wehrmacht-Soldaten in privatem Album

      Hardcover in Schlangenleder-Optik mit Kordel, 4 quer. Es handelt sich um 262 Original-Fotos eines unbekannten Wehrmachts-Soldaten, die dieser während des Polen-Feldzugs 1939/40 aufgenommen hat, Größe 6 x 8,5 cm mit gezacktem Rand. Die Fotos zeigen Aussenaufnahmen, z.T. im Winter, Kasernenalltag, Geschützstellungen, viele Fotos von zerstörten Geschützen und Gebäuden, Kriegsgräber von Wehrmachtsoldaten, Appell, aber auch Fotos von Explosionen oder Kampfszenen. Folgende hanschriftliche Ortsangaben (neben anderen Notzien) sind in dem Album vermerkt: Hubertusgrund, Hof Wallascheck, Siewierz, Sandomierz, Weichsel (Fluss). Gerne senden wir Fotos, bitte kontaktieren Sie uns bei Interesse VOR einer Bestellung, am besten telefonisch. Da es sich um ein militärgeschichtliches Unikat handelt, wollen wir eine mögliche Rücksendung des empfindlichen Materials vermeiden. Beachten Sie zum Thema "Private Fotografien von Wehrmachtssoldaten im Krieg" auch den bei uns verfügbaren Ausstellungskatalog von 2009. Bopp/Starke: Fremde im Visier.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat am Mehlsack, Ravensburg]
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      - DISNEY,WALT. WALT DISNEY'S BOX OF SIX PINOCCHIO BOOKS. Racine: Whitman Publishing Co. 1939, 1940. This is a group of 6 story / paint books, one for each character from Carlo Collodi's classic Pinocchio, all housed in the original pictorial box. The books measure 8 1/2 x 11 1/2" and are in fine, unused condition with great color covers. The box has light wear and small flap mend else near Fine. Titles include: Pinocchio, Jiminy Cricket, Figaro and Cleo, Geppetto, J. Worthington Foulfellow, and Gideon the Blue Fairy. The child can read the story and color the black and white pictures if he/she so chooses. A beautiful set, rarely found complete in the box.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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      DISNEY, WALT. COLLODI,CARLO. WALT DISNEY'S PINOCCHIO DOLL CUT OUTS. Racine: Whitman 1939. Folio, (10 1/2 x 16 1/2"), flexible pictorial card covers, FINE AND UNUSED. There are 6 leaves of clothing and objects for the reader to cut out and use to recreate the story of Pinocchio. The covers have die-cut doll figures to punch out and use with the cut-outs, including a huge figure of Pinocchio. Rare in such beautiful, unused condition.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        A Coffin for Dimitrios

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1939. First. First American edition. Fine in an attractive very good dustwrapper with a shallow crescent chip at the crown. Inscribed by the author to a noted collector of detective fiction. A nicer than usual copy, and very uncommon signed. A classic thriller, Ambler's best known book and basis for the film The Mask of Dimitrios directed by Jean Negulesco, and featuring Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet, and Zachary Scott. Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Complete 1.5 x 4" promotional matchpack for the 1939 re-release of the 1936 "Daring Marihuana Expose" anti-marijuana film, also released as "The Marijuana Story." The exterior features a great graphic of a shadowy smoking man and swooning woman in front of a "Reefer" cigarette, the wonderful text reading "Deals Wild, Mad Thrills At A Price - A Puff...A Party...A Tragedy." Interior has imprint for film showings at State Theatre [Mahanoy City, PA] beginning Sept. 4 [1939].  The matches themselves are even printed with an image of large hand holding a swooning woman in a revealing gown. Our example is unused and in really pristine condition, very rare as such.

      [Bookseller: Schubertiade Music & Arts]
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        Frappez au miroir !

      Bruxelles. Ferd. Wellens-Pay Editeur 1939 - . Plaquette in-4 de 10 pages en feuilles. Texte de L. Scutenaire, illustrations de R. Magritte. E.O. tirage limité à 100 exemplaires. Envoi autographe de Louis Scutenaire à Maurice Nadeau et correction manuscrite du prénom Jean, imprimé sur la couverture par erreur et remplacé par Louis. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Les Autodidactes - Aichelbaum]
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        Quatre-vingt-neuf [Inscribed by Lefebvre; association copy R R Palmer] [The Coming of the French Revolution]

      Paris: Maison du Livre Francais, 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Lefebvre to historian R.R. Palmer, who translated the book into English under the title, The Coming of the French Revolution, which went on to become a best seller in the United States with one reviewer stating "M. Lefebvre's book is simply the best introduction to the study of the French Revolution available in English.". Palmer's ownership inscription is found on the ffep. This copy is heavily annotated by Palmer in pencil, including items that he wanted to discuss with Lefebvre, making it overwhelmingly likely that this is the copy that Palmer used in his famous translation. Per James Friguglietti's paper "R. R. Palmer and Georges Lefebvre: Their Collaboration and Friendship" all letters from Lefebvre prior to 1947 have been lost, potentially leaving this book as one of, if not the only, correspondence from Lefebvre to Palmer prior to the conclusion of World War II. Friguglietti also notes that a signed copy of Quatre-vingt-neuf was sent by Lefebvre to Palmer around 1940 -- this is almost certainly that copy. Scarce as the Vichy government suppressed the 1939 edition apparently leaving only 200 copies remaining (though Friguglietti disputes such a claim), but certainly a unique, and historically important copy, given the provenance.

      [Bookseller: Nelson Rare Books, IOBA]
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        COSTUMES ESPAGNOLS. Preface de Jacques Soustelle

      - New York, French & European Publications, 1939, 41x23 cm., 4 h.+35 láminas en color, coloreadas a mano. Edición numerada de 1000 ejemplares. Bellas láminas en grueso papel. (La serie completa son 40 a este ejemplar le faltan 5)

      [Bookseller: Fábula Libros (Librería Jiménez-Bravo)]
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        Life Magazine. COMPLETE YEAR 1939 in original wrappers....

      Chicago. Life Publishing Co. 1939. 52 issues of the magazine (never bound) for the year 1939: black and white photo illustrations with many color ads, 11 x 8 3/4 inches, each issue in color pictorial wrappers as issued. Overall light wear to some covers with address stamped on back cover of each issue. January 30, April 4, August 7 and November 20 issues have very soiled / creased covers. Dampstaining to May 15 issue. Several magazines have a light vertical crease at the centre from folding for mailing. November 27 issue has loose centerfold. Overall very good condition. A fascinating view of popular culture and world events as World War II looms on the American horizon. Cover subjects include Joe DiMaggio, Bette Davis, Tallulah Bankhead, New York World's Fair, Neville Chamberlain, Anne Lindbergh, Eleanor Roosevelt, Annapolis Grads, Japan home guard, German Uboats and English self defense. Many color advertisements including Coca-Cola, automobiles, etc....

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        Signed Photograph

      - An original signed doubleweight photograph of the great conductor, inscribed to fellow conductor Dino Bigalli, chorus master of the Chicago Civic and City Opera company, and dated 1939. 8 x 10 inches. Mounting traces at the edges and tape on verso, small bend to upper right left corner and lower edge, else fine. 

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. O. O., 26. XII. 1939.

      1939. ½ S. 4to. An eine Dame: "Haben Sie vielen Dank für Ihr promptes und liebes Schreiben vom 21 Dec. - Frl. Bustato [?] hat mir selbst geschrieben, in goldigem Englisch-Deutsch, - ich werde ihr direkt antworten. Heute schicke ich Ihnen und Ihrem lieben Mann und Lucie mein Duo und die kleine Partitur der kleinen Sinfonie, und bitte Sie, diese kleinen Dinge zum Andenken zu behalten [...]". - Mit einem Notenfaksimile am Kopf; im linken Rand gelocht (keine Textberührung); Einrisse im rechten Rand mit Tesafilm geschlossen.

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        Über den Prozess der Zivilisation. Soziogenetische und Psychogenetische Untersuchungen. 1. und 2. Band

      Basel, Haus zum Falken 1939. Band 1 und 2. Broschuren. Fadenbindung. Zustand: Rücken unten etwas lagergefleckt mit nur leichten Randläsuren, Einbände ansonsten gut, Inneres gut. Weder stockig noch fleckig. "Printed in Germany" nicht geschwärzt.

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        Y. Cheung: Business Detective

      E.P. Dutton, New York 1939 - First edition. A small stain on the foredge, else very near fine in about very good dustwrapper with small chips, moderate tears, and one flap professionally and internally reinforced. Scarce title. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Chronological List of Engagements Between The Regular Army of the United States and Various Tribes of Hostile Indians Which Occurred During the Years 1790 to 1898 Inclusive

      St. Joseph Missouri: Wing Printing and Publishing Company, 1939. Book. Very Good -. Hardcover. First Edition. 141 pages, frontis, original cloth with rubbing to edges, bookplate and signature of John M. Carroll. Lists the engagements, who was involved, and number of killed and wounded. Custer, Little Big Horn, Washita, Crook, Terry, Adobe Walls, Fetterman, Sand Creek, and all the others..

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        Schlesische Volkstrachten. 1. Die niederschlesischen Volkstrachten.

      205 Seiten und 1 Blatt. Orig. Leinwand (der Einband etwas fleckig sowie berieben und bestoßen, das vordere Innengelenk angeplatzt, die Blätter am unteren Rand auf Grund von Feuchtigkeitskontakt etwas gewellt, das letzte Textblatt mit einer kleinen Fehlstelle an der rechten oberen Ecke auf Grund einer gelösten Verklebung, auf dem vorderen und hinterem Vorsatzpapier jeweils ein Namensstempel, sonst ordentliches und sauberes Exemplar). Gr.-8. Exemplar der ersten Ausgabe mit besonderer Provenzienz, aus der Privatbibliothek des Viellesers Hitler: Auf dem Reihentitel verso von Steller eigenhändig gewidmet und signiert "Meinem Führer / in Dankbarkeit und Treue / zum 20. April 1939 / [Signatur]". Hitlers bereits in frühen Jahren recht umfangreiche Privatbibliothek soll am Ende über 16 000 Bücher umfasst haben, die auf verschiedene Residenzen in Berlin, München und Berchtesgaden aufgeteilt waren. Erhalten sind davon gerade einmal noch 1200 Titel, die nun in der Library of Congress (Washington) gelagert sind. - A copy of the first edition with special Provenance, from the private library of the reader Hitler: dedicated and signed by Steller: Translated: 'My leader / in gratitude and loyalty / to 20 April 1939 / [signature of Steller]'. Hitler's already quite extensive private library in early years is said to have covered more than 16,000 books divided into several residences in Berlin, Munich and Berchtesgaden. Only 1200 titles have been preserved, which are now stored in the Library of Congress (Washington). [= Oberschlesien. Volkskunde des gesamtschlesischen Stammesraumes, Band 1, 1. Teil]

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        The Eugenics Review vol 39-60 complete

      London: Hamish Hamilton Medical Books, 1939 - 21 Bände in 13 Büchern in edlem Halbleinen- Einband. Es handelt sich um ausgesonderte Bibliotheksexemplare mit den entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 13500 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Versand-Antiquariat Konrad von Agris]
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        World Wonders. A Pictorial Map.

      Winchester, MA.: Ernest Dudley Chase.. 1939.. Two color poster, pictorial / pictographic map, image 18 x 24 inches (46 x 61 cm) on sheet 19 x 25 inches, folded as issued. Fine condition. An exquisitely detailed, handsome and informative map showing the world on Mercator's Projection with little pictographs and vignette illustrations showing famous places, people and events, current and past, from around the world. The detailed illustrations in China include the Great Wall, Forbidden City, a tower at Canton. At the lower centre are depicted the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. .

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        Kunstmappe anlässlich der Schweizerischen Landesausstellung 1939 in Zürich, herausgegeben vom Graphischen Kabinett, Kunsthaus Zürich.

      Kunsthaus Zürich, 1939. Inhaltsverzeichnis, 27 OGraphiken, unter Passepartout OLeinenmappe Mappe mit 27 OGraphiken von 17 Künstlern: Maurice Barraud (2), Eduard Bick, Henri Bischoff (2), Alexandre Blanchet, Wilhelm Gimmi, Karl Hosch (2), Karl Hügin (2), Ernst Morgenthaler (2), Aldo Patocchi, Fritz Pauli (2), Gregor Rabinovitch (2), Ernst G. Rüegg, Eduard Stiefel, Niklaus Stöcklin, Viktor Surbeck (2), Karl Walser (2) und Eugen Zeller (2). Versch. Techniken, versch. Grössen. Alle Werke von den Künstlern num. (7/50) und signiert. - Ausgabe A: eines der 50 Ex. auf Japan (überw.); es erschien noch eine Ausg. B von 200 Ex. auf Bütten. - Mappe leicht fleckig. Inhaltsverzeichnis und eine Lithographie (Morgenthaler) leicht stockfleckig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Galerie Joy]
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        Handwerkliche Holzverbindungen für Zimmerer (Gebundene Ausgabe)von Manfred Gerner (Autor)

      Im Sanierungsbereich, bei der Denkmalpflege, jedoch auch bei neuen Holzkonstruktionen werden zunehmend natürliche Holzverbindungen verwendet. Dieser Band stellt mehr als 250 detaillierte und vermaßte Holzverbindungen dar. Manfred Gerner, 1939 in Haan geboren, erlernte das Zimmererhandwerk, studierte Architektur und war bis 1980 wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter des Referats Denkmalschutz der Stadt Frankfurt am Main. Ab 1981 leitete er zwanzig Jahre das Deutsche Zentrum für Handwerk und Denkmalpflege in Fulda. Er lehrt am Institut für konstruktives Entwerfen der Fachhochschule Erfurt. Manfred Gerner ist der international anerkannte Experte für Fachwerk und Holzkonstruktionen.

      [Bookseller: Buchservice Lars Lutzer]
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      London: [Printed at Officina Bodoni, Verona, for] The Verona Press, 1939. No. 459 of 1,200 copies. First Illustrated Edition. 260 x 184 mm. (10 1/4 x 7 1/4"). 5 p.l., 315, [3] pp. No. 459 of 1,200 copies. First Illustrated Edition. Publisher's attractive pale green and white patterned paper, flat spine with pink morocco title label. In a later marbled paper slipcase. With 16 color lithographs by Marie Laurencin. Front free endpaper with evidence of bookplate removal. Corners a little rubbed, a handful of light brown spots to endleaves, otherwise a fine copy, entirely clean and unworn. In an appealing edition designed by Hans Mardersteig and printed at the Officina Bodoni, this is a collection of short stories representing each phase of Mansfield's career. New Zealand-born modernist writer Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923) moved to London, where she led a bohemian lifestyle, became friends with D. H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf, found inspiration in Chekhov, Fauvism, and the work and person of Oscar Wilde, took lovers of both sexes, and revolutionized the way the short story was written in the English language by shedding plot and pat endings in favor of expansive impressionism, ambiguity, and the abstruse nature of interior life. "Risk, risk everything," she famously declared, in art and life. Painter, illustrator, and set designer Marie Laurencin (1883-1956) began her career as a porcelain painter in Sèvres, attended art school in Paris, and matriculated to the Humbert academy where she became acquainted with Georges Braque, and soon met Picasso and Apollinaire. She was drawn into their discussions of modern art theory but, aloof from conceptual schema, she approached her work with classical lyricicm in pastels and soft shades. She debuted in 1907 at the Salon des Indépendants, followed in 1912 by a large exhibition at Barbazanges', and at P. Rosenberg's gallery in 1920. Beginning in 1924, Laurencin worked as a set designer, creating stage designs for Diaghilev's "Ballets Russe" and, in 1928, the set for the "Comédie Francaise." She also illustrated books, such as André Gide's "La Tentative Amoureuse," Lewis Caroll's "Alice in Wonderland," and the present volume. In an appealing edition designed by Hans Mardersteig and printed at the Officina Bodoni, this is a collection of short stories representing each phase of Mansfield's career. New Zealand-born modernist writer Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923) moved to London, where she led a bohemian lifestyle, became friends with D. H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf, found inspiration in Chekhov, Fauvism, and the work and person of Oscar Wilde, took lovers of both sexes, and revolutionized the way the short story was written in the English language by shedding plot and pat endings in favor of expansive impressionism, ambiguity, and the abstruse nature of interior life. "Risk, risk everything," she famously declared, in art and life. Painter, illustrator, and set designer Marie Laurencin (1883-1956) began her career as a porcelain painter in Sèvres, attended art school in Paris, and matriculated to the Humbert academy where she became acquainted with Georges Braque, and soon met Picasso and Apollinaire. She was drawn into their discussions of modern art theory but, aloof from conceptual schema, she approached her work with classical lyricicm in pastels and soft shades. She debuted in 1907 at the Salon des Indépendants, followed in 1912 by a large exhibition at Barbazanges', and at P. Rosenberg's gallery in 1920. Beginning in 1924, Laurencin worked as a set designer, creating stage designs for Diaghilev's "Ballets Russe" and, in 1928, the set for the "Comédie Francaise." She also illustrated books, such as André Gide's "La Tentative Amoureuse," Lewis Caroll's "Alice in Wonderland," and the present volume.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Papermaking by hand in India

      Pynson Printers, New York 1939 - First edition limited to 370 copies signed by Hunter and the printer, Elmer Adler, 4to, 27 specimens of Indian hand-made paper at the back, 84 photogravure illus. on 42 plates; light scuffing on spine, else a near fine copy in blue calf-backed linen-covered boards, gilt lettering on spine, publisher's slipcase rubbed and with one joint repaired. Schlosser 39. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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