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        The Fall of the House of Usher, in Gentleman's Magazine

      Gentleman's Magazine 1939 - The first appearance of the classic tale The Fall of the House of Usher. Rebacked with leather spine. Very good condition. The bound volume of the periodical in which the tale first appeared. Housed in a supplied slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        A Map of New York. A Chart neither too Literal nor too Emotional, Showing the City New York Replete with the Wondrous Spectacles, Mysteries and Pastimes of the Natives. Done in the Year of the New York World's Fair 1939.

      R. H. Macy & Co. New York. Copyright 1939. - Color pictographic / pictorial map, 20 x 26 inches on sheet size 22 x 27 3/4 folding as issued, now professionally mounted on linen. Light wear along folds; light toning to margins, very good, clean condition. A vibrant map of New York City by Russell Patterson "done in the year of the New York World's Fair" combining vignette illustrations of many of the landmark buildings with light-hearted depictions and commentary on life in the city, linking it stylistically with the "foundational" pictorial map of the twentieth century, MacDonald Gill's Wonderground Map of London Town. Russell Patterson (1896 - 1977) had a long career as a designer in many different fields; in the late 1930s he designed Christmas windows for Macy's. Only one library holding listed on WorldCat (University of Houston). Map title continues: A Chart neither too Literal nor too Emotional, Showing the City New York Replete with the Wondrous Spectacles, Mysteries and Pastimes of the Natives. Done in the Year of the New York World's Fair 1939.

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        Denkmäler der Gemeinschaft. Ein Buch von den Gemeinschaftsarbeiten im Traditionsgau München-Oberbayern * mit O r i g i n a l - S c h u t z u m s c h l a g

      München, Graphische Kunstanstalten F.Bruckmann KG., um 1939. - Vollständige Ausgabe im original Verlagseinband (graues Ganzleinen / GLn / OLn im Format 24 x 30 cm) mit dekoriertem Deckeltitel und dem fotoillustrierten Original-Schutzumschlag OSU. Gestaltung und Aufnahmen: A.E.Schneider, Text von Wolf Kellerbauer. 84 Seiten auf Kunstdruckpapier, Schrift: Fraktur, mit sehr vielen, teilweise ganzseitigen Fotoabbildungen, drei davon ganzseitig und farbig. Aus dem Inhalt: Sonderbefehl! ("Aufgrund der vom Führer auf dem Reichsparteitag der Ehre gegebenen Richtlinien lautet die Parole für die Winterarbeit des Traditionsgaues: "Einig, stark und gläubig". Diese Parole ist nicht nur zu predigen sondern auch in die Tat umzusetzen. Als sichtbarer Ausdruck dieser einigen, starken und gläubigen Volksgemeinschaft muss in jedem Hoheitsgebiet eine Gemeinschaftsleistung entstehen", aus der Sondernummer des Gauverordnungsblattes des Traditiongaues München-Oberbayern vom 13.November 1936) / Was ist Gemeinschaftsarbeit? / Sonderbefehle und Gebietsbefehle (SA, SS, NSDAP) / Erlass des Stellvertretenden Gauleiters vom 15.November 1937 / Revolution der Arbeit / Nur eine Brücke! / Der große Auftrag / Tag der Auszeichnung / Den Lebenden zur Mahnung ("An würdiger Stätte hat Gröbenzell ein Mal des Gedenkens an die Helden des Weltkriegs und der Bewegung errichtet als Ausdruck unvergänglichen Dankes an die Männer, deren Opfer uns zur Gemeinschaft zusammenschmolz. Zu jeder Einigkeit des Sinnes und des Wollens, die Voraussetzungen für jede Gemeinschaftsarbeit ist", mit Fotoabbildung des Gröbenzeller Mahnmals) / Quell der Stärke und des Mutes / Gemeinschaftshäuser / Das Haus der Gemeinde / Wir bauten der Jugend ein stattliches Haus (u.a. mit Fotoabbildung "Hoch am Berg die Erziehungstätte der Jugend, HJ.-Heim Kranzberg") / Ganzseitige Fotoabbildung einer Bronzetafel mit NS.-Hoheitszeichen "In gemeinsamer Arbeit bauten die Volksgenossen der Gemeinde Schondorf dieses Hitlerjugendheim. Als beste Gemeinschaftsarbeit des Jahres 1938 soll dieser Bau kommende Geschlechter mahnen: immer einig zu bleiben, stets stark zu sein und ewig an Adolf Hitler zu glauben" / Ganzseitige Farbaufnahme "HJ.-Heim Bad Tölz". Mit einer ganzseitigen Übersicht auf Seite 80: "Vorbilder für alle Gemeinden! Nachstehende Arbeiten wurden vom Gauleiter als kreisbeste Gemeinschaftsarbeiten ausgezeichnet" (angegeben jeweils Kreis, Ort und Art der Arbeit - insgesamt 39 -, zB. "Straßenbau, Schwimmbad, Feuerwehrhaus, Siedlungsstraßenbau, Festhalle mit Schießstand, Gemeinschaftshaus, Hitlerjugend-Heim, Ortsverschönerung, Gemeindehaus, Moorstrandbad, Arbeiterwohnhaus, Schießstand, Kanalisation, Leichtathletik-Kampfstätte, Wasch- und Badeanlage, Feuerwehrhaus, Bergstraße, Feuerwehrhaus mit HJ.-Heim) und einer mehrseitigen Übersicht (Seiten 81-84): "Gesamtaufstellung der durch die Gemeinschaftsarbeiten geschaffenen Leistungen und Werte" (jeweils Kreis, Art der Arbeit, Wert der Arbeit in Reichsmark) der Kreise Aichach, Berchtesgaden, Dachau, Ebersberg, Erding, Freising, Fürstenfeldbruck, Garmisch, Ingolstadt, Landsberg, Laufen, Miesbach, Mühldorf, München, Pfaffenhofen, Rosenheim, Schongau, Schrobenhausen, Starnberg, Bad Tölz, Traunstein, Wasserburg, Weilheim und Wolfratshausen. - Beispiel für einen "Gebietsbefehl": "Gemeinschaftsarbeit in den Gemeinden. Die Gauleitung München-Oberbayern hat zur Gemeinschaftsarbeit innerhalb der Gemeinden aufgerufen. Die HJ.- und DJV.-Einheiten haben sich restlos hierfür einzusetzen. Die Führer der Gliederungen im Gaugebiet München-Oberbayern setzen sich umgehend mit dem örtlichen Hoheitsträger der Partei in ihrer Gemeinde ins Benehmen und stellen ihre Gliederungen zur Verfügung; weitere Anweisungen erteilt der örtliche Hoheitsträger. Der Führer des Gebiets Hochland (19) gez. Emil Klein, Obergebietsführer . . . - gutes Expl., weitere Beschreibung s.Nr. 21935! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Archive of "Porolastic" Swimwear Material, Photo Albums and Sales Pamphlets

      [Reutlingen]: Büsing & Co, c. 1930s. Album very good, showing warping, heavy edge wear and bumped corners; however tipped-in photographs within uniformly near fine. Accordion folded albums and accompanying sleeves lightly foxed and with pencil notations, photographs uniformly fine. Promotional material near fine excepting two flyers with some tears and creasing. Overall, bright and well preserved survival of German fashion ephemera between the wars.. Archive. Consists of one album of 47 tipped-in black and white photographs, each measuring 3 3/4 X 5 1/2 inches; one accordion foldout album of 22 tipped-in black and white photographs, each measuring 4 1/2 X 6 5/8 inches; one smaller accordion foldout album of 18 tipped-in black and white photographs, each measuring 3 1/2 X 5 5/8 inches; 6 post cards in a display envelope, and 12 promotional flyers, one in English, the remaining in German. Also includes a single shop display sign for Porolastic. Büsing's Porolastic clothing (translated to Ribbo-Lastic in the 1939 English language flyer) was a beachwear line designed with the new technology of elastics. Though mostly focused on swimwear, two of the promotional pamphlets also advertise undergarments. Rich photographic reference of interbellum European active leisure wear.

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        The Mask of Dimitrios

      Hodder and Stoughton, 1939 A first edition, first printing published by Hodder and Stoughton in 1939. Bound in the original cloth, some light darkening and marking. The dust wrapper has very minor chipping to the spine ends and corners, light creasing to spine ends, short closed tear to foot of lower joint, light creasing to head, minor rubbing to extremities, still an excellent example and priced correctly at 7s 6d. No restoration to the wrapper whatsoever. An exceptionally rare first edition.

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        Overture to Death

      Collins [The Crime Club], 1939 A first edition, first printing published by Collins (The Crime Club) in 1939. A very good+/near fine book without inscriptions. Some light fading and wear to board edges. A little spotting to the page edges. In a wrapper which has benefitted from some expert professional restoration to the top edge of the wrapper. Clipped. An exceptionally rare example in the wrapper of Marsh's eighth novel and housed in a custom made clamshell box.[removed][removed]

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        MEIN KAMPF

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock. 1939. First American Edition. Hardcover. Book condition is Very Good; with a Very Good- dust jacket. Edgewear to jacket, including a few small chips and tears. Stain to jacket base. Text is clean and unmarked. This is the first unexpurgated edition published in the United States, complete and unabridged. Fully annotated by a team of editors at the time. 993 printed pages, plus a Conclusion. No additional printings mentioned, matching date on copyright and title page. Red cloth with gold leaf lettering at spine. Scarce first issue in original dust jacket. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Warschau unter deutscher Herrschaft. Deutsche Aufbauarbeit im Distrikt Warschau. Im Auftrage des Gouverneurs des Distrikts Warschau, SA - Gruppenführer Dr.Ludwig Fischer, unter Benutzung amtlicher Unterlagen bearbeitet von Dr. Friedrich Gollert, Persönlicher Referent des Chefs des Amtes und Leiter des Amtes für Raumordnung

      Vollständige Ausgabe im Original-Verlagseinband (türkisfabener Festeinband / Pappband im Format 24,5 x 17,7 cm) mit Rückentitel und Deckeltvignette in Goldprägung. 310 Seiten, mit Quellenverzeichnis, einer mehrseitigen Übersicht "Die leitenden Männer des Distrikts Warschau seit 1939" (Gouverneur, Chef des Amtes, persönlicher Referent des Chefs des Amtes, Amtsleiter, Abteilungsleiter, Stadt- und Kreishauptleute) sowie vielen Fotoabbildungen Umschlagentwurf von L.Juriga / Krakau. - Aus dem Inhalt: Einleitung: Warschaus Wandlung seit 1939 - Der Kampf um Warschau während des Polenfeldzuges - Einmarsch und Führerparade in Warschau - Geschichtlicher Rückblick auf Warschaus deutsche Vergangenheit - Das Raumbild des Distrikts Warschau -Verwaltungsaufbau im Distrikt Warschau - Aufbau der Rechtspflege (Einführung der deutschen Gerichtsbarkeit / Die polnische Gerichtsbarkeit) - Die Volksgruppen im Distrikt Warschau (Behandlung der Volksgruppen früher und jetzt / Die Juden im Distrikt Warschau) - Wirtschaftlicher Aufbau im Distrikt Warschau (Der Distrikt Warschau als Zentrum der gewerblichen Wirtschaft des Generalgouvernement / Die wirtschaftlichen Beziehungen Warschaus zu den Nachbargebieten und den Hansestädten / Die Bedeutung der Weichsel für das Warschauer Becken / Die Verwaltung des jüdischen Grundbesitzes / Preispolitik) - Ernährungspolitische Maßnahmen im Distrikt Warschau - Holz- und Forstwirtschaft (Allgemeiner Überblick über die Forstverhältnisse / Der Wiederaufbau der Forst- und Holzwirtschaft / Zukunftsaufgaben der deutschen Forstverwaltung) - Arbeitseinsatz - Der Wohnungs- und Siedlungsbau - Gesundheitswesen - Schulwesen (Die Unterdrückung des deutschen Schulwesens durch die Republik Polen / Der Aufbau des deutschen Schulwesens im Distrikt Warschau / Das polnische Schulwesen und das Minderheitenschulwesen) - Gefolgschaftsbetreuung und Freizeitgestaltung - Deutsches Kulturleben in Warschau (Die Arbeit der deutschen Propaganda / Deutsches Theaterleben in Warschau) - Die Arbeit der NSDAP - Schlusswort: das Generalgouvernement als Brücke zum Osten - Abbildungsnachweis. - Deutsches / Drittes Reich, Großdeutschland im 2.Weltkrieg, Adolf Hitler, jüdischer Wohnbezirk in Warschau, deutsche Mustergärtnerei, Generalgouverneur Dr.Hans Frank, Kampf um Warschau während des Polenfeldzuges, Einmarsch und Führerparade in Warschau, Warschaus deutsche Vergangenheit, Raumbild des Distrikts Warschau, Warschauer Verwaltungsaufbau, deutschen / polnische Gerichtsbarkeit, Volksgruppen im Distrikt Warschau, Juden im Distrikt Warschau, wirtschaftlicher Aufbau ab 1940, Generalgouvernement, Warschauer Becken, Verwaltung des jüdischen Grundbesitzes, ernährungspolitische Maßnahmen im Distrikt Warschau, Holz- und Forstwirtschaft, Wiederaufbau der Forst- und Holzwirtschaft, Zukunftsaufgaben der deutschen Forstverwaltung in Polen, Vorplatz des Reiches, Wohnungs- und Siedlungsbau, Gesundheitswesen, Schulwesen, Unterdrückung des deutschen Schulwesens durch die Republik Polen, Aufbau des deutschen Schulwesens im Distrikt Warschau, polnisches Schulwesen, Minderheitenschulwesen, Gefolgschaftsbetreuung und Freizeitgestaltung, deutsches Kulturleben in Warschau, Arbeit der deutschen Propaganda, deutsches Theaterleben in Warschau, Arbeit der NSDAP im Osten, Klubheim der deutschen Sportgemeinschaft, Weichselregatta, volksdeutsche Siedlung in Polen, Neugestaltung des Ostraumes, jüdische Bettelkinder, jüdischer Ordnungsdienst, jüdisches Seuchenkrankenhaus, jüdische Volksküche, Ausnutzung der jüdischen Arbeitskraft Aufträge der arischen Wirtschaftsseite, NS.-Schrifttum, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut. - Später Kriegsdruck, Erstausgabe in guter Erhaltung lieferbar ein b e s s e r e sE x p l. als in der Abbildung dargestellt, d.h. eines mit unversehrtem Rücken

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        Ohne Titel [Adam und Eva mit blauem Apfel.]. Öl auf Leinwand.

      1939 120 x 70 cm, gerahmt, Minimale Läsuren Max Paul Tobler (1897-1969 Zürich). Maler. Angewandte Kunst. Leiter des Schweizerischen Marionettentheaters in Zürich. Lehrer an der Kunstgewerbeschule in Zürich. - Die Restauration u. Reinigung durch einen Fachmann können wir gern veranlassen und würde max. CHF 400.- betragen. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Gemälde - vor 1945

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        Bar-O-Scope: Forecast of 246 Happy Influences in Your Life

      [Asheville, NC]: The Treasure Chest, 1939. Hardcover. Very Good. Mimeographed quarto sheets, bound with a wooden spine, leather strapping and illustrated particle board showing a female wizard behind the bar, stirring a punch bowl with the end of her magic wand. An astrological themed cocktail recipe book featuring a "forecast of 246 happy influences," with drinks assigned to the different signs of the Zodiac. Illustrated throughout at the margins. Light toning to pages and chip to title page affecting the bottom binding hole. A lovely and scarce cocktail guide with a fun twist.

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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.

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        Life Magazine. COMPLETE YEAR 1939 in original wrappers.

      Life Publishing Co. Chicago. 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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Voyage to New Holland Edited, with introduction, notes and illustrative documents, by James A Williamson

      London: Argonaut Press, 1939. Octavo, frontispiece, folding map and other facsimile plates, fine in half green crushed morocco by Sangorski, top-edge gilt, spine with raised bands. A foundation document in the discovery of Australia, here offered in a splendid binding by Sangorski and Sutcliff.This Argonaut Press edition includes a frontispiece of Dampier (the Murray portrait from the collection of the National Portrait Gallery), a scholarly introduction, and the title-page and plates of the third edition reproduced in facsimile.

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        Goodbye to Berlin.

      The Hogarth Press, London. 1939 - First edition. Octavo. 317 pages.A Bloomsbury nexus copy: Roger Senhouse's copy with his ownership signature, dated 1.3.39 , on front free endpaper. Under this inscription he has added ''dd. John Lehmann'', indicating that he received this copy from Lehmann who at the time was managing director of the Hogarth Press and was the co-dedicatee (with his sister Beatrix Lehmann) of this book. Senhouse himself, who had been the last lover of Lytton Strachey, was co-owner of Secker & Warburg. On one of the rear blanks Senhouse has pencilled a quotation from page 14 of this novel: ''lascivious and private and sad''.Very good indeed in very good, marked, dusty and chipped dustwrapper with a 3cm closed tear to rear panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Program for the Jews and An Answer to All Anti-Semites: A Program For Humanity

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

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        Elbufergestaltung Hamburg. Architekt Konstanty Gutschow

      1939. GUTSCHOW, Konstanty. Elbufergestaltung Hamburg. Architekt Konstanty Gutschow. 6 pp text leaves and 17 leaves with mounted photographs showing models, plans, and architectural details, together with an otherwise unknown large architectural map of the area from Gutschow's office. 4to., 310 x 280 mm, bound in contemporary brown half cloth, inner cover stamped: "Nur für den Dienstgebrauch" and "Der Reichsstatthalter in Hamburg Der Architekt des Elbufers" [Konstanty Gutschow]. Hamburg: Gustav Petermann, [ca. 1939]. |~||~||~||~| Konstanty Gutschow was a Nazi architect whose work came to the attention of both Speer and Hitler, who chose him to design one of his new cities (Führer-städte: Linz, Nürnberg, München, Berlin, Hamburg). A "Führerstadt" was a status which Hitler gave these five cities in 1937. This is one of the copies of Gutschow's architectural plans for a reconstruction of Hamburg in the spirit of Hitler and Speer that the Gutschow gave representatives of the Nazi Regime. Spine a little rubbed, some minor spotting overall a very good copy of a rare work. OCLC lists 2 copies in Hamburg, and what would appear to be an incomplete copy in the Ryerson Library.

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        A PROGRAM FOR THE JEWS AND HUMANITY; AN ANSWER TO ALL ANTI-SEMITES

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

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        A Program for the Jews and An Answer to All Anti-Semites: A Program For Humanity

      Committee For the Preservation of Jews, 1939, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, First Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall, 231, [1] pages. 9.2" x 6.3". Waton (1871-1959) was a Jewish philosopher keenly interested in the works of Marx and Spinoza. In the Foreword, dated 1939, he states "I convinced myself that human society is irresistibly and inevitably moving towards state capitalism and fascism. Further reflection also convinced me that this social transformation would inevitably bring upon the Jews great suffering. How could the Jews face this world situation? This question occupied my mind for the last twelve years. At last I reached the conclusion which I embodied in a program for the Jews. When the Jews declared war against Nazi Germany and fascism (in 1933), I saw that as a suicidal policy. Thus passed more than five years of ever-increasing suffering for the Jews. When the situation became so grave that the Jews themselves began to realize the gravity of the situation, the Spinoza Institute of America asked me to formulate my program." On page 199 he adds "We have to face the fact that the Leader of the German people has no doubt in his mind that the Jewish problem is the centre of all problems, not merely in Germany, but in the world. It is useless to dismiss this as an illusion, because if it is, it demands explanation. But it is no illusion." Brilliant gilt lettering upon front board. Light external wear. Binding tight. Patches of soiling on boards faintly visible if viewed from a certain angle. Occasional light pencil marginalia and underlining until page 21. Moderate age-toning to contents. It is left to readers to ponder the impact Waton's program could have had upon twentieth-century history.

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        Mein Kampf - Complete and Unabridged - Fully Annotated

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

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        Der Führer und sein Werk. Kernstoffe, Leitgedanken und Anregungen * 4 Bände, jeweils mit Original - S c h u t z u m s c h l a g

      (noch zu Nr.19966:) . . . Begeisterung der Jugend, der Glaube der deutschen Frau, die Idee des nationalen Sozialismus, der Führergedanke, der gesetzliche Weg zur Macht oder das Bekenntnis zur Legalität, Geist und Faust, der rücksichtslose Angriff, Kompromisslosigkeit, der Rassengedanke, die Massenversammlung, der ständige Appell an den männlichen Tugenden der Nation oder die Wirkung der nationalen Widerstandskraft, der Antisemitismus, die Idee der Volksgemeinschaft, der Glaube an Deutschland, das Buch des Führers "Mein Kampf" und die Parteiliteratur), Was der Führer in der Kampfzeit bekämpfte (Klassenkampf, den heuchlerischen Missbrauch der Religion zu politischen Zwecken, den Parlamentarismus, das Parteibonzentum, Schieber und Betrüger, die Misswirtschaft in Staat und Gemeinden, die Geheimbünde / Freimaurer, den Marxismus in jeder Form, insbesondere seine extremen Vertreter: Kommunismus und Bolschewismus, die Machtstellung des Judentums im öffentlichen Leben: in Verwaltung, Presse, Schrifttum, Kunst, Theater, Kino und Rundfunk, den Kulturverfall, die Nichtachtung und Verelendung des Arbeiters, die Überheblichkeit der "Gebildeten", die Entwurzelung des Bauerntums, die falsche Jugenderziehung, den Geist der Feigheit Nachgiebigkeit, Ehrlosigkeit und Schwatzhaftigkeit, die Farben der Weimarer Republik, die Tribute, die Erfüllungspolitik, das trügerische Hoffen auf die Hilfe der Welt, den Völkerbund, die internationale Verschuldung, die Sonderstaaterei, die Lüge und Gewalt als politisches Kampfmittel (Terror) und die rassische Entartung), Das Programm der Nationalsozialistischen Deutschen Arbeiterpartei) / Band 4: Vom Werk des Staatsmannes in den Bereichen: Partei, Staat, Außenpolitik, mit Anhang: Zeittafel der wichtigsten außenpolitischen Ereignisse des ersten Halbjahres 1939 (Die Aufrichtung der Glaubenskräfte im Volk/Das Aufbauwerk des Staatsmannes in den Bereichen Partei, Staat, Außenpolitik-Innerliche Ausklang). - Mischauflage (1./2. Auflage) in sehr guter Erhaltung. - Deutsches / Drittes Reich, Deutschland vor 1945, 3.Reich, NSDAP, Reichskanzler Adolf Hitler, einzigartige Führerpersönlichkeit, das Leben / Kindheit des Führers, Lehr- und Leidensjahre in Wien, Marxismus über Deutschland, Frontkämpfergeist gegen Spartakus, Rotmord über München, Marxismus und sein Weg ins deutsche Volk, jüdische Begründer und Verfechter des Marxismus, Wesen der marxistischen Weltanschauung: Arbeitertum zum Proletariat erniedrigt, Klassenkampf und Klassenhass, Weltanschauung der Seelenlosigkeit, Entartung der deutschen Kunst und Kultur, Korruption in Deutschland, Judenherrschaft über Deutschland, Unterstützung der Kriegsschuldlüge, Missbrauch der Aufopferungsfähigkeit des deutschen Menschen, Versailles: Preisgabe deutschen Volksbodens, Judenherrschaft in Deutschland in Zahlen, Juden in Preußen und in Berlin, Mischehen der Berliner Juden, Anteil der Berliner Juden an gehobenen Berufen, Überschwemmung der höheren Schulen Berlins mit jüdischen Schülern, Verjudung der Hochschulen, Juden in Großindustrie und Handel, Kampf um Rhein und Ruhr, der deutsche Rhein das Ziel französischer Gewaltspolitik, Albert Leo Schlageter, Ruhrkampf und Friedenspolitik des Führers, Geschenk des Himmels: ein Führer aus Volkes Mitte . . . restliche Beschreibung siehe Nr.21791!

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        Business Cycles

      New York and London: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc.,, 1939. A Theoretical, Historical, and Statistical Analysis of the Capitalist Process. 2 volumes, octavo. Publisher's red cloth, blindstamp border to covers, spines ruled and lettered gilt. 60 charts in the text. A fresh, bright copy in excellent condition. First edition, first impression, of Schumpeter's "impressive work on business cycles" (The New Palgrave). "A prominent member of the department of economics at Harvard University in its golden decade of the 1930's [Schumpeter] published a massive two-volume study of Business Cycles, in which once again the entrepreneur was placed at the centre of events" (Blaug, Great Economists before Keynes, p. 216).

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

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

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        Two Men in the Antarctic: An Expedition to Graham Land, 1920-1922. Signed by Bagshawe and with Rare Dustjacket

      Cambridge: University Press 1939 - With a forward by Frank Debenham, O.B.E., M.A. Professor of Geology at the University of Cambridge, and Director of the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge. By Bagshawe, Thomas Cambridge: University Press. 1939. First Edition – RARE. 8vo -- 22.3cm; pp. [2], [i-vii], viii-xxi, [1], 292, photographic frontispiece, 32 photographic illustrations on 19 plates, 2 photographic panoramas on 1 folding plate, double-page meteorological table, 3 text sketches (1 full-page), 8pp. index, cartographic end leaves, publisher’s light blue Oxford cloth, spine lettered in silver, publisher’s photographic printed dust wrappers. Dust jacket is unclipped and showing some wear at extremities -- in very good condition. Book and cloth in Near Fine condition. —Rosove 23.A1. One of the most elusive Antarctic narrative publications describing the British Imperial Antarctic Expedition of 1920-21. An account of the experiences of Thomas Bagshawe and Maxine Lester of the otherwise failed British Imperial Antarctic Expedition. A well-written narrative by two enthusiast youths who should have known better but did not. Nevertheless, they accomplished important research relative to meteorology, sea ice, and zoological observations. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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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        Energy Production in Stars (+) On Massive Neutron Cores (+) Neutron Stars and the Tolman-Oppenheimer-Volkov Limit.

      [Lancaster], American Institute of Physics, 1939. Royal8vo. Bound in contemporary full red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Entire volume of "The Physical Review", Volume 55, Second Series, January 1 - June 15, 1939. "Development Department" in small gilt lettering to lower part of spine. A very fine and clean copy. [Bethe:] Pp. 434-456. [Oppenheimer & Volkoff:] Pp. 374-381. [Entire volume: 1300 pp.]. First printing of "ENERGY PRODUCTION IN STARS", Hans Bethe's seminal Nobel Prize winning paper on neucleosynthesis. It was the first time an astrophysical subject was recognized by the Nobel Committee. Bethe's work on nuclear reactions led him to discover the reactions that supply the energy in stars. In this paper, Bethe shows that "the most important source of energy in ordinary stars is the reactions of carbon and nitrogen with protons" (Bethe, Energy Production in Stars). Bethe began by analyzing the different possibilities for reactions by which hydrogen is fused into helium. He showed two processes to be the sources of energy generation capable of keeping stars hot. The first, the proton-proton chain, is the dominant energy source in stars with masses up to about the mass of the Sun. The second, the carbon-nitrogen-oxygen cycle, is the most important in more massive stars. "ON MASSIVE NEUTRON CORES" and NEUTRON STARS AND THE TOLMAN-OPPENHEIMER-VOLKOV LIMIT, two landmark papers which "for the first time laid a general relativistic theory of stellar structure" (Pais, Subtle is the Lord), thereby proving Einstein wrong in his conclusion that no star could collapse indefinitely.In the paper they addressed the question that Landau's paper, and also Oppenheimer and Serber's, had failed to consider: what is the maximum mass for stable neutron-star? This paper applied Tolman's method to calculate the gravitational equilibrium of a neutron star and predict the conditions under which it will continue collapsing into a black hole (the Tolman-Oppenheimer-Volkov Limit). The issue contain several other papers of interest: 1. Tolman, Richard. "Static Solutions of Einstein's Field Equations for Spheres of Fluid" - This paper developed a method for applying Einstein's field equations to static spheres of fluid in such a manner as to facilitate the development of exact solutions using known analytic functions); Jenkins and Segre's "Quadratic Zeeman Effect" and "Zeeman Effect of the Forbidden Lines of Potassium" .2. Gamow & Teller. "On the Origin of Great Nebulae". 3. Seaborg & Segre. "Nuclear Isomerism in Element 43" 4. Gentner & Segre. "Appendix on the Calibration of the Ionization Chamber". 5. Bethe. "On the Absence of Polarization in Electron Scattering" & "Meson Theory of Nuclear Forces."

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        Over the Mountain.

      Harrap, London. 1939 - First edition. First issue red cloth lettered in gilt. Octavo. 281 pages. The author's first novel, a dystopian fantasy.Presentation copy from the author to a fellow writer, inscribed on the front free endpaper: ''Rupert Croft Cooke. with best wishes - Ruthven Todd''.From the blurb: ''Most readers of this oddly attractive novel will be reminded of Gulliver's Travels and even of Alice in Wonderland; and some will see the influence of Auden and Isherwood, and of the fantasies of Kafka.What is on the other side of the mountain ?.[Michael] finds a parody of all the madness of Europe, a queer country of opportunism and concentration-camps and political murder, ruled by a repressive minority, who keep the people in order by employing brutal, baby-minded policemen with a passion for lollipops and shooting.''Front cover a bit string-marked. Very good in very good dustwrapper, designed by Bip Pares, slightly tanned at the spine and with the front flap detached but present. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A Considerable Speck

      Printed by Dard Hunter, Jr., [Boston 1939 - First separate edition, one of fewer than 100 copies. Large initial in light brown, fly type ornament border. 1 p. single folio. Folio (5-1/2 x 11-3/4 inches). The limited Dard Hunter printing of Frost's "A Considerable Speck," the poem first appearing in the Atlantic Monthly, July 1939.With a copy laid-in of a small broadside from The Colonial Society of Massachusetts detailing the poem's printing history: "This poem was written and delivered by Robert Frost at the Annual Dinner on November twenty-first, 1939. It has been printed by Mr. Dard Hunter, Jr. from the first font of type that he has cut and cast himself, and is one of the first pieces of printing. It is on hand-made paper, made by him and his father, an authority on paper, with whom he is associated at the Dard Hunter Paper Museum at Massachusetts Institute of Technology ?" Crane A24 Self wrappers, uncut on handmade wove paper. Light toning and creasing, small dampstain on lower edge Large initial in light brown, fly type ornament border. 1 p. single folio. Folio (5-1/2 x 11-3/4 inches) First separate edition, one of fewer than 100 copies. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Cosmological Eye

      Norfolk: New Directions. (1939). Miller's first book to be published in the U.S., after the acclaim that his earlier books -- Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn and Black Spring -- had achieved in Paris. One of 2000 copies printed, this copy is a review copy (so stamped on the front flyleaf, with a publication date). Inscribed by Miller to Roger Richards, a legendary New York bookseller whose store, Greenwich Books, was a hangout for many of the Beat writers including Gregory Corso, Herbert Huncke, Ginsberg and Burroughs, and even Carl Solomon. Richards also published one of the last things Miller wrote, a 1978 chapbook called Love Between the Sexes, issued in an edition of 276 copies. This was one of the early books published by New Directions, which had been founded in 1936. Darkening to endpages and spine cloth, a very good copy of the first issue in a very good, first issue dust jacket with several small edge chips and two small contemporary reviews taped to the front flap. Very uncommon as an advance copy, and an excellent association copy. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        Der Führer und sein Werk. Kernstoffe, Leitgedanken und Anregungen * 4 Bände, jeweils mit Original - S c h u t z u m s c h l a g

      Vollständige Ausgabe im Original-Verlagseinband (4 Bände, gebunden jeweils in rotes Ganzleinen / Leinen / OLn / Ln gr.8vo im Format 17,5 x 25 cm) mit Rücken- und Deckeltitel in Goldprägung, Kopffarbschnitt sowie dem Original-Schutzumschlag OSU (dieser in n e u z e i t l i c h e rF a r b a b l i c h t u n g ). Mit Druckvermerken "Die Schrift wird in der NS-Bibliographie geführt. Berlin, den 11.Juli 1939. Der Vorsitzende der Parteiamtlichen Prüfungskommission zum Schutze des NS-Schrifttums" und "Meinem Schwager gewidmet, der Ostern 1932 einen politisch Heimatlosen in Essen zu Adolf Hitler führte. Ihm sei hiermit gedankt, daß wir damals im Angesicht dieses Mannes Zeuge einer nie erlebten und darum so ergreifenden Huldigung werden durften, wie das Volk sie nur einem Großen spendet, der die elementaren Kräfte eines neuen Glaubens in ihm zu wecken vermochte. So wurden die Nachwirkungen, die von jenem aufrüttelnden Erlebnis der Kampfzeit ausgingen, zum Saatsgrund, auf dem der eigene Glaube an die schicksalhafte Sendung dieser einzigartigen Führerpersönlichkeit tief Wurzel schlagen konnte." - XII,144 + VIII,129 + VIII,160 + X,240,8 Seiten, Schrift: Fraktur. Band 1: Das Leben des Führers (Einleitung / Die Kindheit des Führers / Lehr- und Leidensjahre in Wien / Ein Herzenswunsch geht in Erfüllung: Adolf Hitler kommt nach München / Der unbekannte Soldat des Weltkrieges / Der Ruf der inneren Stimme) / Band 2: Marxismus über Deutschland (Einführung / Armes Volk! Belogen und verraten / Die Revolution, die eine Revolte war / Aufruhr! Mord! Frontkämpfergeist gegen Spartakus, Rotmord über Münzen, Die Mordseuche greift weiter um sich / Der Marxismus, sein Weg ins deutsche Volk: Begründer und Verfechter des Marxismus, jüdische Begründer, jüdische Verfechter, Fernhaltung deutscher Führer, Verbreitung des Marxismus / Das Wesen der marxistischen Weltanschauung: gewaltsamer Umsturz, Diktatur des Proletariats, Arbeitertum zum Proletariat erniedrigt, Klassenkampf und Klassenhass, Weltanschauung der Seelenlosigkeit, Entartung der deutschen Kunst und Kultur, Korruption in Deutschland, Judenherrschaft über Deutschland, Unterstützung der Kriegsschuldlüge, Missbrauch der Aufopferungsfähigkeit des deutschen Menschen, Pazifismus, Landesverrat, Begünstigung der Vaterlandsliebe des Arbeiters, Internationalismus und Antinationalismus / Armes Vaterland! Versailles, Preisgabe deutschen Volksbodens, die Judenherrschaft in Deutschland in Zahlen: Juden in Preußen, Juden in Berlin, Berliner Juden schließen Mischehen, Anteil der Berliner Juden an den gehobenen Berufen, Überschwemmung der höheren Schulen Berlins mit jüdischen Schülern, Verjudung der Hochschulen, Juden in der Großindustrie, Juden im Handel / Die Geldentwertung / Kampf um Rhein und Ruhr: der deutsche Rhein das Ziel französischer Gewaltspolitik, Albert Leo Schlageter entscheidet das Ringen um den Rhein, Ruhrkampf und Friedenspolitik des Führers) / Band 3: Ein Führer ersteht. Kampfjahre (Das Geschenk des Himmels: ein Führer aus Volkes Mitte! Adolf Hitlers Weg zum Politiker, Die Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei / Heiliges Blutopfer. Der 9. November 1923 und seine Bedeutung / In harter Prüfung, Sieg des Glaubens / Wiederaufbau der Partei und ihr Kampf um die Macht: Neugründung der NSDAP, Trotz Redeverbot vorwärts!, Steigende Volksnot, Härterer Kampf / Vom letzten Ringen / Sieg! / Anhang: Die Kampfmittel der Bewegung (Das Parteiprogramm, der Parteiname, die Flagge, Standarte und das Parteiabzeichen, das braune Kampf- und Ehrenkleid, der Deutsche Gruß als Bekenntnis, die Sturmabteilungen (SA.) und die Schutz-Staffeln (SS.), die straffe Parteiorganisation, das Horst-Wessel-Lied und die Kampflieder der Bewegung, der "Völkische Beobachter", die Parteipresse und das Plakat, Parteitage und Aufmärsche in der Kampfzeit . . . Gutes Exemplar, weitere Beschreibung siehe Nr.20049!

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        Morphy's Games of Chess. Being a selection of three hundred of his games. With annotations and a biographical introduction by Philip W. Sergeant.

      Philadelphia: David McKay Company, 1939 - Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. Spine gently rolled, light spotting to top edge of text block. A very good copy in a slightly edge-chipped jacket with toning to spine panel and minor dampstaining to rear panel. Photographic portrait frontispiece with tissue guard, diagrams in the text. Revised edition of this examination of the chess prodigy's best games. Sergeant's book, based on Johann Jacob Lowenthal's 1860 work, was originally published in the UK in 1915. An incredibly fast player, Paul Morphy (1837–1884) had a brilliant career but soon became disillusioned with the world of chess and retired from tournaments in 1959. Bobby Fischer rated him as one of the ten best players of all time and described him as "perhaps the most accurate player who ever lived" (Chessworld, Vol. 1, no. 1, January-February 1964, pp. 58).

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        Le meraviglie d'Italia

      Parenti, 1939. 8°, brossura originale, pp.254-(6), con un ritratto dell'Autore in antiporta. Prima edizione. Tiratura di 355 esemplari numerati su carta "doppio Guinea". Il volume presenta piccole mancanze e piccoli strappi che sono stati colmati e ricomposti con un ottimo restauro professionale. Pagina 59 presenta una mancanza ai bordi che non tocca il testo. Spaducci 133. Gambetti Vezzosi 367: "Piuttosto raro e molto ricercato"

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        Six Rough Proof-Lithographs, Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part I.

      [New York:] The Limited Editions Club, 1939 - Tall octavo. Original green cloth-backed back paper covered boards, title to spine gilt, printed label to front cover. Minor wear to spine ends and tips, a little rubbing to board edges, internally fresh; an excellent copy. With 6 full-page colour illustrations by Freedman. Presentation copy inscribed by illustrator on the printed label to the front cover "for Carol Beddington. From Barnett Freedman. August 1939". Carol Beddington is believed to be a relation of Jack Beddington, Freedman's collaborator on the Lyons' Lithograph series launched after the Second World War. Beddington is best known as the publicity director for Shell during the 1930s, and was also head of the Ministry of Information Films Division during the Second World War. Barnett Freedman was commissioned by George Macy to create these lithographs for the Limited Editions Club 37 volume Shakespeare collection, published between 1939 and 1940. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Poetry London - Nos. 1-23, plus Poetry London-New York nos. 1-4.

      London, then New York. 1939-1960 - First edition. Royal octavo. A complete set, including the four issues published while Tambi was in New York. Wrappers, except for issue 10 which is in cloth with a dustwrapper designed by Gerald Wilde. The magazine immediately established itself as a major gathering place for British poets, with even the first issue including work by Dylan Thomas, Louis Macneice, Stephen Spender, Lawrence Durrell, Nicholas Moore, Walter de la Mare et al. These appear in later issues, as do Keith Douglas, Michael Hamburger, Patrick Kavanagh, Henry Miller, Stevie Smith, R.S. Thomas, Herbert Read, David Gascoyne, James Kirkup, G.S. Fraser, Alun Lewis, Kathleen Raine, Anne Ridler, W.S. Graham, Sidney Keyes, Boris Pasternak, Edwin Muir, Donald Davie, Vernon Watkins, Harold Pinter, Gavin Ewart, John Waller, Roy Campbell, Robert Graves, Christopher Logue, et al. The New York issues includes American poets such as E.E. Cummings, Marianne Moore, Theodore Roethke, Richard Farina, Allen Ginsberg, et al. Several covers have designs by Henry Moore and Graham Sutherland; in the hardbound tenth issue there is a suite of colour lithographs by Gerald Wilde illustrating, or rather embodying, T.S. Eliot's ''Rhapsody on a Windy Night''. Issue 7 has a review by George Orwell of several titles by Eliot. Erratum slip laid into issue 15.Issue no. 1 is signed by several of the poets at their respective contributions, to wit, Walter de la Mare, Clifford Dyment, Audrey Beecham, Herbert Read, Stephen Spender (twice), Lawrence Durrell (twice), Philip O'Connor and Dorian Cooke; the photographer Edwin Smith signs beneath his photo of a tree.Some of the spines are a bit rubbed and the staples rusting in places. The dustwrapper of issue 10 is chipped and a bit torn. A very good set indeed, and scarce in this complete form. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ten Little Niggers

      London: The Crime Club, 1939. First edition, first impression. Not Set. Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to spine in black Cloth a trifle marked, mild sunning at the spine. Very good indeed. With the author's inscription to the front free endpaper, "With love from Agatha Christie"

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        Journal 1889 - 1939. Pages de journal 1939 - 1942. Journal 1939 - 1949 Souvenirs.

      Paris, Nrf, Gallimard, Bibliothèque de la pléiade (54), New York, Jacques Schiffrin, Pantheon Books Inc., Paris, Nrf, Gallimard, Bibliothèque de la pléiade (104) 1939 - Paris, Nrf, Gallimard, Bibliothèque de la pléiade (54), 1939. In-16, 1356pp. Pleine peau de l'éditeur, jaquette imprimée et illustrée, rhodoïd, double emboitage. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur, daté 1949 et situé à Saint-Paul : "Pour le Prof. R. Froment (amicus amici amico) je transcris volontiers ces lignes de mon journal (25 décembre 1938). "Je prends d'autant plus de plaisir à causer avec Roger Martin du Gard que de moins en moins avec d'autres"". New York, Jacques Schiffrin, Pantheon Books Inc., 1944. Petit in-8, 169pp. Plein cartonnage toilé vert de l'éditeur, jaquette imprimée et illustrée, double emboitage. 3 feuillets manuscrits signés par Roger Martin du Gard montés sur onglets en début de volume, intitulés "Note". Paris, Nrf, Gallimard, Bibliothèque de la pléiade (104), 1954. In-16, 1280pp. Pleine peau de l'éditeur, jaquette imprimée et illustrée, double emboitage. 3 feuillets manuscrits par Roger Martin du Gard pour R. Froment, montés sur onglets en tête de volume, dont 2 intitulés "la haine de Claudel" ; ainsi qu'un article de Paul Claudel tiré de "Au carrefour des lettres" (éditions Debresse, 15 janvier 1955) intitulé "Lettre de Paul Claudel au R.P. Paroissin" avec annotations manuscrites de Martin du Gard. Les deux premiers volumes sont en édition originale. Quelques menus défauts. Beaux exemplaires. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Bar-O-Scope: Forecast of 246 Happy Influences in Your Life

      [Asheville, NC]: The Treasure Chest, 1939. Hardcover. Very Good. Mimeographed quarto sheets, bound with a wooden spine, leather strapping and illustrated particle board showing a female wizard behind the bar, stirring a punch bowl with the end of her magic wand. An astrological themed cocktail recipe book featuring a "forecast of 246 happy influences," with drinks assigned to the different signs of the Zodiac. Illustrated throughout at the margins. Light toning to pages and chip to title page affecting the bottom binding hole. A lovely and scarce cocktail guide with a fun twist.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Eight proof lithographs for Oliver Twist and autograph letter from the artist.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Untitled illustration for "The Building of a Fairy City".

      Kimberley, South Africa, 1939 - Original artwork in pen, ink and watercolour on paper. Image approximately 900 × 740 mm. Signed and dated William M. Timlin 1939 to the lower right. Framed. This magnificent illustration is probably a finished work for a book titled "The Building of a Fairy City" which was is in progress but never published before Timlin's death. His noted work The Ship that Sailed to Mars (1923) was in progress for two years and expanded until in its final form it had 48 pages of text and 48 colour plates, showing remarkable flights of fantasy, before being published by George Harrap, who decided not to typeset the text but reproduce the original calligraphy. Northumberland born, Timlin moved to Kimberley, South Africa in 1912 and designed a number of important buildings in Kimberley while pursuing his interest in art, turning out a large number of watercolour fantasies in addition to oils, pastels, etchings and periodical illustrations. His work was regularly exhibited. He also wrote stories and composed music. He died in 1943.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Mein Kampf: Complete and Unabridged, Fully Annotated

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

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction.com]
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        Mein Kampf - Complete and Unabridged - Fully Annotated

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

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction.com]
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        Eight proof lithographs for Oliver Twist and autograph letter from the artist.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A PROGRAM FOR THE JEWS AND HUMANITY; AN ANSWER TO ALL ANTI-SEMITES

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

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction, IOBA]
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        Portrait photograph of Jared French

      , 1939. 1939. 1 vols. 10 x 7-3/8 inches. Atelier stamped on verso: Photograph by Carl Van Vechten/146 Central Park West/Cannot be reproduced without permission. Holograph notations in ink giving the subject of the photograph and the number of the negative. 1 vols. 10 x 7-3/8 inches. American Magic Realist Painter, (1905-1988).

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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