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        Autograph manuscript poem signed

      1939. Signed. AUDEN, W. H. Autograph manuscript poem signed. No place, no date [circa 1936]. Octavo, one leaf, written on one side only, 20 lines, five verses in black ink. $8500.Autograph manuscript of the first published version of AudenÂ’s classic poem “Autumn Song” (here untitled) in AudenÂ’s hand, signed by him and with an interesting correction. When Auden initially wrote out the poem, he mistakenly omitted the third verse. He then went on to include this verse beneath his signature, drawing an arrow to its proper place, with his note “Sorry, I forgot this verse (I have no copy here). W.H.A.”“Autumn Song” initially appeared in AudenÂ’s 1936 collection Look, Stranger! In the coming years, Auden revised the poem substantially, with line alterations in the second, third and fourth stanzas, and a completely rewritten final stanza. The revised poem is now usually found in collections and anthologies, such as MendelsonÂ’s definitive edition of AudenÂ’s Collected Poems. This fair copy, however, hews closely to the earliest published version, indicating that it was probably written out sometime closer to the 1936 publication date, before the poet had considered revising. The poem reads in its entirety:“Now the leaves are falling fast,NurseÂ’s flowers will not last;Nurses to the graves are gone,And the prams go rolling on.“Whispering neighbors, left and right,Pluck us from our real delight;And the active hands must freezeLonely on the separate knees.“Dead in hundreds at the backFollow wooden in our track,Arms raised stiffly to reproveIn false attitudes of love.“Starving through the Iron WoodTrolls run scolding for their food;And the nightingale is dumb,And the angel will not come.“Cold, impossible, aheadLifts the mountainÂ’s lovely headWhose white waterfall could blessTravellers in their last distress.” In this manuscript version Auden inadvertently omitted the third verse. He then included it at the end, beneath his signature, with an arrow indicating where it should be inserted, with a brief apology to the recipient: “Sorry, I forgot this verse (I have no copy here).” He has initialed this note. “Iron Wood,” in the first line of the fourth verse, appeared in the published version of this poem as “leafless wood.” Faint fold lines. Fine condition.

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        The Kingdom of Swing.

      Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole Sons,, 1939. Octavo. Original black cloth, title in silver to the spine, deco device in silver to the upper board. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece and 4 other plates. Endpapers a little browned, marginal toning, cloth slightly faded, the unclipped dust jacket mildly rubbed and chipped at the edges, but very good. First Edition. Signed by Goodman on the front free endpaper. This was just the second autobiography of an American jazz musician to be published, Louis Armstrong's Swing That Music had appeared in 1936), and it was written in collaboration with the esteemed classical music critic, Irving Kolodin, whose participation, as Goodman biographer Ross Firestone suggests, "assur(ed) that the project would have a certain quality and be taken seriously as something more than mere public relations flackery." In fact, the book received excellent reviews for its depiction of Goodman's "Horatio Alger rise to prominence" which belied the fact that the celebrated band leader had yet to turn thirty, and that ironically its publication in 1939, marked the beginning of the end of the Swing Era which Goodman had helped to define. An unusually well-preserved copy of a book rarely encountered signed.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1939 - 1939 to 1942 Wisden Hardbacks Set of 4.

      1939. This lot is a Set of 4 Hardback Wisdens - 1939 1940 1941 1942. In Good to Very Good Condition, with 1940 to 42 being hard to find books. 1939 is very good for its age with exceptionalhinges for the year, some spine gilt fading. 1940 has facsimile gilts and some weakness to the hinges. 1941 has weak hinges , fading to spine gilts but nice inside. 1942 has facsimile gilts and some rubbing to page 3.

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        Beautiful unsigned Group Portrait Photograph by Marcus Adams, signed and dated in pencil by the photographer (1895-1952, King of Great Britain), ELIZABETH (1900-2002, his Queen), their daughters ELIZABETH II (b. 1926, Queen) & MARGARET (Rose, 1930-2002, Princess, Countess of Snowdon)]

      1939 - showing the Duke and Duchess of York seated with Princess Margaret perched on the arm of the sofa, and the young Princess Elizabeth standing between her parents, on photographer's card 6" x 4½" in mount 11½" x 8½", no place, From a Royal Collection.

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        Mein Kampf Jubilaumsausgabe [50th Birthday Jubilee Edition]

      Munchen [Munich]: Zentralverlag Der NSDAP, Frz. Eher Nachf., 1939. In German. Title page dated 1939. Jubilee edition issued in celebration of Hitler's 50th birthday, with presentation inscription from 1940 and Nazi stamp on front free endpaper. Inscription is to Pg Wilhelm Schonberger, Frankfurt/Main, 4 Nov. 1940, with an illegible signature and stamp of Gauschatzmeister beneath it, Nazi stamp of Gauleiter of Gau Heffen Nassau to the left of the signature. Signature could be that of Jakob Sprenger who was Gauleiter there for the duration of the war, and who committed suicide in 1945, but it is more of a squiggle than anything identifiable. Dark blue grained morocco leather with gilt lettering and decoration, raised spine bands, red spine label, top edge gilt. Minor rubbing to extremities, very tiny chip from corner of spine label, good hinges, firm text block, very clean pages with no other names or markings. Attractively bound and well-kept copy of this important historical document providing direct evidence of Hitler's mind and character, considered the blueprint of Nazi policy. Contains both parts - Erster Band: Eine Abrechnung; Zweiter Band: Die nationalsozialistische Bewegung.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Parteitag Großdeutschland

      Diessen, Verlag Schönstein, 1939, Ganzleineneinband, 81 von 100 Bilder, ohne Brille, Bild 2 - 4, 6 - 23, 35, 50 - 58, 74 - 80 fehlen, sonst Zustand 2 (P103) (P103)

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        Jederzeit einsatzbereit. Ein Bildbericht von der neuen deutschen Polizei. Zusammengestellt und bearbeitet von Helmuth Koschorke. Mit Geleitworten von Reichsminister Dr. Wilhelm Frick, Reichsfürher SS Heinrich Himmler, Chef der Deutschen Polizei.

      Berlin, Zeitgeschichte-Verlag Wilhelm Andermann 1939 - 4°, o. P. (32 Bl.: einige S. Text u. 77 Abb. m. Legenden), 1 auf Schmutztitel montiertes Dedikationsblatt des Verlags an die «Deutsche Polizei», Brosch., OU fehlt. Deckel tlw. fleckig, Fleck a. Seitenschnitt oben (ca. 10 Bl. an den Stegen ebenfalls fleckig), erste 5 Bl. m. Knickspur längs, praktisch durchgehend vier Nadellöcher am Kopfsteg, Buchblock in den Ecken min wellig, tlw. etw. fingerfleckig. EA. Lobgesang auf die «Deutsche Polizei» unter Adolf Hitler in Wort und Bild. Sehr selten. - Die Photographien meist von Georg Piper, ansonsten von verschiedenen «Bilderdiensten», u. a. zwei von «Presse-Illustrationen Heinrich Hoffmann».- Helmuth Koschorke (*1905), 1928 Übersiedlung nach Berlin, Tätigkeit für die Presse der NSDAP (?Der Angriff?, ?Großdeutscher Pressedienst?), ab 1934 Arbeit in der Pressestelle der preußischen Landespolizei unter Kurt Daluege, später Übernahme in das Hauptamt der Ordnungspolizei, Publikation mehrerer propagandistischer Bücher über die Polizei und deren Einsatz während des Kriegs von Januar bis April 1944 Leiter der Außenstelle der Staatspolizeistelle Brünn in Mährisch-Ostrau von Juni 1944 bis zum 30. Januar 1945 stellvertretender Leiter der Staatspolizeileitstelle Stuttgart, ab Februar 1945 beim KdS Veldes als Leiter der Abt. IV (Gestapo). Beitritt zur NSDAP am 1. Januar 1931, Beitritt zur SS am 5. Juni 1933. 1200 gr. Schlagworte: Geschichte - FaschismusPhotographieNeueingänge - Geschichte / Kulturgeschichte [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Parteitag Großdeutschland,

      1939 - Diessen, Verlag Schönstein, 1939, Ganzleineneinband, 81 von 100 Bilder, ohne Brille, Bild 2 - 4, 6 - 23, 35, 50 - 58, 74 - 80 fehlen, sonst Zustand 2 (P103) (P103) Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 700

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        The World is Round

      New York: William R. Scott, 1939. Cream/gilt covers, Signed by both Stein and Hurd on fep. Pink pages. Slipcase slight wear. Limited edition to 350 copies. Excellent copy. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Illus. by Clement Hurd - Signed. Children's. Signed by Author and Illustrator. First Edition.. Cloth. Fine/Slipcase.

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        Wild Palms

      1939. First Edition . FAULKNER, William. The Wild Palms. New York: Random House, (1939). Octavo, original tan cloth, original dust jacket. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $3200.First edition of this story of flight and refuge, freedom and entrapment.A contemporary reviewer for Time magazine hailed The Wild Palms as “conceived in the grand mannerÂ… a pulsing, racing story, a kind of hysterical Huckleberry Finn, its moral at once grim and humane” (Blotner, 406). Preferred binding with gold and green on spine. Petersen A19b. Brodsky 200. Massey 388. Bookplate.Book fine, original unrestored dust jacket fresh and near-fine, with only a touch of creasing to spine head. An exceptionally lovely copy.

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        Gambling Catalogue and Brochures: K.C. Card Company and Mason & Co.

      Chicago. Mason and Company. 1939. Three gambling sales publications: a K.C. Card Company products catalogue in paper wraps (9 x 6 inches, 80 pp) and two folded brochures advertising gaming products from Mason & Co.; one of the brochures is staple-bound (11 x 8.5 inches unfolded, 20 pp including covers) while the other unfolds to a two-sided poster-size sheet (18 x 24 inches) promoting Mason & Co. products and featuring 33 illustrations of dice layouts. The K.C. Card Co. sales catalogue features dice, cards, counter games and supplies, poker checks, dice boxes and other equipment. The stapled Mason & Co. brochure features dice and dice accessories; tables for black jack, roulette, and dice; pari mutuel, horse race and dice wheels; keno supplies; faro equipment; and much more. The items come with an order blank inside a postage-paid enveloped addressed to Mason & Co. Also in the envelope is a Mason & Co. business card with, on verso, "Confidential Special Dice Price List." These items come with the original postmarked mailing envelope dated "October 24 '39." An amazing collection of gambling equipment sales publications in excellent condition, virtually "as new." As a footnote, New Yorker magazine, in referring to "The Americanization of Lady Luck," an article that appeared in the magazine's June 22, 1935, issue, identifies Mason & Co., as "the largest manufacturers of marked cards, phony dice, controlled roulette wheels, etc. in the country." These items and many more are on proud display in the catalogue and brochures in this collection.

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        Garden Party

      1939. MANSFIELD, Katherine. The Garden Party and Other Stories. London: Verona Press, [1939]. Tall octavo, original green decorative paste-paper-covered boards, russet cloth spine label, uncut. $3200.Limited edition, number 401 of 1200 copies, of this selection of stories published from 1908 to 1922, with 16 delicate color lithographs (ten full-page) by French artist Marie Laurencin.Novelist Edna OÂ’Brien noted, “As a short story writer Katherine Mansfield is closely akin to Chekhov. Their sensitiveness of perception is similar, their grasp of significant detail, their sense of quiet pattern, and their insistence on the poetic quality of simple homely familiarities. Katherine Mansfield broke completely with the older tradition of English tale-telling. Her influence on her own generation, which has been great, has served to render it conscious of the possibility of the short story as an art form presenting life at an arrested moment” (DNB). French designer and portraitist Marie Laurencin, although surrounded in her formative years by Cubist painters, created her own style of “pale colors and clean form that characterize her works, many of which feature female forms” (Musée Marie Laurencin). Includes some of MansfieldÂ’s most important stories: “Prelude,” “Bliss,” “Miss Brill,” “The Daughters of the Late Colonel,” “The DollÂ’s House,” and the title story. Although printed in 1939, the book was not issued until 1947. Copies numbered 1-30 were signed by Laurencin. Without original dust jacket and slipcase. Minute rubbing to foot of spine only of paste-paper-covered boards. A fine copy.

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        Kilburn, London underground.

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

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Supermarine Spitfire. Single seater day and night fighter. [Original 1939 Sales Brochure, signed by Spitfire test pilots Alex Henshaw and Peter Ayerst]

      Vickers-Armstrongs Limited. London 1939 - Original sales brochure for the Vickers Supermarine Spitfire, dated June 1939, signed in pencil to the title page by Castle Bromwich test pilots Alex Henshaw and Peter Ayerst, Henshaw has also annotated 'Itchen' to the illustration of fuselages on assembly trestles, indicating that the pictures were taken at the original Supermarine works at Woolston, before production was moved to Castle Bromwich. From 1940 Alex Henshaw was Chief Test Pilot at Vickers' vast Castle Bromwich 'Shadow Factory' in Birmingham, which was alone responsible for over half of all Spitfire production across all sites. Henshaw led a team of 25 test pilots, one of whom being Battle of France veteran Peter Ayerst. Henshaw tested up to 20 aircraft a day, it's estimated that the number of Spitires flown by him was equivalent to 10% of total Spitfire and Seafire production across all manufacturing facilities. Castle Bromwich also built Avro Lancaster heavy bombers and Henshaw was perhaps the only test pilot to barrel-roll a Lancaster, on occasion with Peter Ayerst beside him. Very good condition, spiral-bound, 32 pages with bilingual text in English and French; twenty-five monochrome photographic images and line drawings printed on heavy textured paper in blue and black. Beautifully produced, many of the aerial shots from photographs by Charles E Brown. Small spot to front cover, otherwise no faults. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Changing New York

      , 1939. 1939. First Edition . Signed. ABBOTT, Berenice. Changing New York. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1939. Quarto, original blue cloth, original photographic dust jacket. $9000.First edition of Abbott's landmark photo-essay on New York City, inscribed by Abbott, ""For J

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        American Cavalcade: A Memoir of the Life and Family of DeWitt Clinton Poole

      Pasadena: Privately Printed (Ward Ritchie Press), 1939 Hardcover Limited 1st Ed in dust jacket, one of only 150 copies printed by Ward Ritchie in June, 1939, no markings, NOT ex-lib, the gilt-stamped heavy blue cloth boards are sharp-cornered & bright, the contents Fine & unbrowsed, the dust jacket is virtually free of edge wear with only 2 closed tears at rear panel/spine fold & slight toning to the edges, offsetting to endpapers & pastedowns (from jacket flaps), else a bright tight exemplary copy of this beautifully-produced & scarce sought-after title with a wealth of information concerning Western American history; from the Poole family estate (dj in mylar protector); 8vo; xiv + 350pp, indexed & illus. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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        Claudine à l'école + Claudine à Paris + Claudine en ménage + Claudine s'en va.

      Editions de Cluny, 1939. Bel exemplaire en plein maroquin d'une édition réunissant les 4 volumes des "Claudine(s)" avec 48 illustrations couleurs de Mariette LYDIS. Tirage à 1585 exemplaires; 1 des 25 sur hollande, justifié n°28 (après 20 sur japon), mais sans la suite et le dessin original annoncés. Français

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      1939. Signed. STIEGLITZ, Alfred. Autograph letter signed. New York, December 30, 1939. Two quarto leaves measuring 8 by 10 inches, written in black ink on rectos only. Handsomely framed with photographic portrait measuring 7 by 9-1/2 inches. Entire framed piece measures 34 by 19-1/2 inches. $6500.Fine related autograph letter boldly written and signed by Stieglitz. Handsomely framed with original photographic portrait of Stieglitz, signed by photographer Lotte Jacobi.In this warm letter to Jacobi, Stieglitz apologizes for the late return of proofs she had sent to him. The letter reads: “My dear Lotte Jacobi: I am ashamed and an old man should not have to be ashamed. But I am ashamed. This morning I find buried under a heap of papers your proofs of me & I in the belief that I had sent them to you long ago. Really a few days after you brought them. And that I had written to you. You see the state I am in. Inexcusable-and yet I offer no excuses. Merely repeat I am ashamed. Some day you must drop in & I’ll tell you about the proofs. The one we all like the best. Will you, can you, ever forgive me. I hope you are having pleasurable holidays. For me they are like other days. I have been at The [American] Place daily. My best wishes for 1940! Cordially, Alfred Stieglitz.” The proofs in question are from a 1938 session-the photograph here is one taken by Jacobi during this session. Jacobi, who immigrated from Germany to New York in 1935, photographed many of the best-known photographers of the period, including Berenice Abbott, Nancy Newhall, Barbara Morgan, and of course, Stieglitz himself, who was an important influence on the development of Jacobi’s portrait work. With envelope addressed in Stieglitz’s hand in mylar sleeve affixed to rear of framed piece. Fine condition, handsomely framed. A superb piece.

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        Wall Street Under Oath

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

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        Changing New York

      1939. First Edition . Signed. ABBOTT, Berenice. Changing New York. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1939. Quarto, original blue cloth, original photographic dust jacket. $9000.First edition of Abbott's landmark photo-essay on New York City, inscribed by Abbott, ""For J— and E— with warmest regards Berenice Abbott Blanchard Maine August '67,"" featuring 97 brilliant halftone plates that display ""the historical importance of the documentary mode… its power as a medium of personal expression"" (Parr & Badger).After spending the better part of the Twenties in Paris photographing such literary celebrities as James Joyce, Jean Cocteau and Andre Gide, Abbott returned to New York with the intention ""to do in Manhattan what Atget did in Paris."" Abbott captured the city ""with a straightforward style that nodded toward 19th-century classicism while signaling a new sort of stripped-down modernism"" (Roth, 100). ""Changing New York not only fulfills Abbott's criterion for the historical importance of the documentary mode, but also demonstrates its power as a medium of personal expression"" (Parr & Badger I:141), providing ""a distinctive interpretation of New York as well as a priceless document thereof"" (Icons of Photography, 104). ""First Edition"" stated on copyright page; first issue with blue topstain. Text by Elizabeth McCausland. With dust jacket based on a design by Abbott that shows her name superimposed on a brick wall from her photograph, ""Construction Old and New"": ""one of three images that had been removed from the book just before publication"" (Bonnie Yochelson). Open Book, 130. Images fine, faint foxing to preliminaries, lightest edge-wear to cloth, expert restoration to scarce dust jacket. An extremely good inscribed copy.

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        Farbiger Alltag

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

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        ASK THE DUST

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

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        An American Exodus: A Record of Human Erosion

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

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        Les cris de la fée

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

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

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

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        In the Teeth of the Evidence and Other Stories.

      Victor Gollancz, London. 1939 - First edition. Octavo. 286 pages. Original black cloth lettered in red. Lord Peter Wimsey, Montague Egg and others make their appearance. Prelims a little spotted. Very good indeed in the very scarce dustwrapper which is very good, a bit darkened at the spine, slightly marked in places and nicked and rubbed at the edges with a single closed tear, of 1 cm, at tail of lower hinge. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sunset Islands, Miami Beach: A Portfolio of Estates

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

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        The family reunion

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

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        Rogue Male - in the true first printing dust wrapper

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

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        Rogue Male.

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

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        Finnegans Wake

      Faber and Faber, London 1939 - UK 1st Edition. First Printing. Publishers Cloth Gilt in Original Dustwrapper Which Has Loss at Spine Ends and Wear to Edges. A Very Good Book. First Blank and Final Page of Text Browned. No Inscriptions. PBFA Member. We Welcome Direct Contact With Our Customers. If You Require Any Further Information or Images Please Click On 'Ask Bookseller a Question' Link. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Long Valley.

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

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        THE HABIT OF EMPIRE

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

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

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

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

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

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        Lautréamont

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

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

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

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

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

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        Mieux vivre n°2 : LE LAIT

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

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

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

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

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

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        Le mur

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Long Valley.

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

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        King Fouad Way: Cairo to Alexandria Desert Road.

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

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        Mein Kampf Unexpurgated edition

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

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