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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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        The Heron. [Unpublished poem in holograph, signed and dated]

      1939 - Two verses in holograph on wove paper; eight lines in blue ink with one authorial correction. Signed and dated October 1939. Unrecorded and unpublished, not in McDonald [2007]. From the estate of the Scottish poet Sydney Goodsir Smith [1904-19]. An important poem from his series of Octexts, ten of which were published in 'Poems 1925-1940', 'Plant and Phantom' and elsewhere. MacNeice had written to H.R. Dodds in November that: "The only verse I am writing now is kind-of-epigrams (dild I tell you?) - 4 lines going forward, & 4 lines coming back again. I have written about 20 of these. I expect E. [Eleanor Clark] would think them awfully 'slight'." [LM to HRD, 22 November 1939, cited in Allison, 2010]. In October 1939 MacNeice was in Ireland and preoccupied, he was was unhappy about what he termed the 'fool war', about his fraught long-distance relationship with the American Eleanor Clark and was considering moving to the USA (as had many others in recent months, such as Auden, then living in New York). However, in Ireland MacNeice was working on his book on Yeats and the Heron was a powerful Yeatsian metaphor for a timeless nature, heedless of culture, belief and the artifice of men, a metaphor used by Yeats in 'Calvary' [1920] and latterly in 'The Herne's Egg' [1938]. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Wizard of Oz

      London: Hutchinson. London, Hutchinson, n.d. [1939]. First Thus.First Impression. A very presentable copy of the film tie-in edition of Wizard of Oz. Eight colour stills from the MGM film, and the Denslow illustrations. This copy in the rare dustjacket. A fine copy with a neat, one inch tear to the spine, and light toning. Price-clipped. Some dustiness and a few spots to the page block edges. Pictoral boards in good shape. Cover art / illustrations by W.W. Denslow [5594, Hyraxia Books]. n.d. [1939] . Near Fine. Hardback. 1st Thus Edition. 1939.

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        Luigi Veronesi - 14 variazioni di un tema pittorico 1936. Riccardo Malipiero - 14 variazione di una musicale 1938.

      Milano, Tip. A. Lucini & C. 1939 - 17,7x23,7 cm. Titelblatt, (6) S. Musiknoten, 1 w. Bl., 14 Tafeln. Originalbroschur. - Mit handschriftlicher Signatur von Luigi Veronesi auf dem Titelblatt. - Der Mailänder Maler, Bühnenbildner, Fotograf und Regisseur Luigi Veronesi (1908-1998), gelernter Textilzeichner, besuchte Kurse bei Carmelo Violante, war Mitglied der Gruppe Abstraction-Création in Paris und nahm an der ersten Gemeinschaftssausstellung der abstrakten Kunst Italiens in Turin teil. Als Bühnenbildner arbeitete er mit u.a. mit Giorgio Strehler zusammen, gestaltete Bühnenbilder für die Mailänder Scala etc. - Einband leicht angestaubt. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Cinq cahiers écrits par une petite fille entre sept ans et demi et dix ans et leurs commentaires

      Paris. London, Imago, 1939. 1939-1948-1951, 1939-1948-1951, in-8, quatre volumes de I : 346 pp, 4pl. h.t ; II : 480 pp. (1), 9 pl. h.t ; III : 464 pp, (1), 12 pl. h.t ; IV : 413 pp, (2), 12 pl. h.t et 5 petits in-4 de 46, 48 ou 56 feuillets, brochés, couvertures imprimées rempliées et exemplaires brochés d'un cartonnage noir plastifié pour les fac-similés des carnets, Édition originale, tirée à 530 exemplaires numérotées. Exemplaires sur vélin portant le numéro 400 enrichi, dans le premier volume, d'un amical envoi signé de l'auteur à Catherine Luquet-Parat, psychanalyste qui a notamment travaillé et écrit sur la sexualité féminine. Cette édition de commentaire des cahiers d'enfant de la psychanalyste commencée par Marie Bonaparte elle-même en 1939 à Paris, est accompagnée des fac-similés desdits cahiers. L'ensemble complet (commentaire et facsimilé) est difficile à trouver et représente sans doute la partie la plus originale de son oeuvre. Arrière petite-nièce de Napoléon et épouse du prince Georges de Grèce, Marie, se croyant frigide et connaissant le travail de Freud, alla le consulter en 1925. Rapidement, se noue une profonde affection entre l'analyste et sa patiente ce qui l'a conduite à essayer de répandre et divulguer les travaux de Freud en France. Elle devient alors elle-même psychanalyste, prend en main la société freudienne de France et publie de nombreux ouvrages sur la sexualité féminine. Les cinq cahiers servirent au psychanalyste viennois pour l'analyse qu'il mena sur Marie et témoignent superbement des "bêtises" linguistiques infantiles, de ce monde à soi que construit la pratique de l'écriture chez l'enfant. Très bon exemplaire

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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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        Deutsche Reiterhefte. Illustrierte Zeitschrift für das deutsche Reit- und Fahrwesen / (ab 1937:) Mitteilungsblatt des Reichsinspekteurs für Reit- und Fahrausbildung). 1. Jahrgang 1936 - 6.Jahrgang 1941 * 6 vollständige Jahrgänge

      (noch Fotos zu Nr.24328) - Deutsches, Drittes / Großdeutsches Reich, Großdeutschland im 2.Weltkrieg, illustrierte Bücher, deutsche Kavallerie- / Pferde-Zeitschrift, Hoppegarten, deutsches berittenes Militär im Nationalsozialismus, Wehrmacht-Reitertruppe, Soldatenpferde, deutsche Reitergemeinde, Reiter-SA, SS-Reiter, SA-Reiterei, deutscher Reiterführer, Ausbildung im Fahren, Fahrlehrgerät, Pferdezucht in Polen, Berliner Hubertusjagden, Führer der Reichsreiterführerschule SA.-Brigadeführer Lehmann im Jagdfeld, Rolf Roeingh, deutsche Vollblutzucht, Fünfkampf der Berliner Hitler-Jugend in der Reichsreiterführerschule in Berlin-Zehlendorf, Reichsreiterwettkämpfe 1939 in Berlin, Bildanzeige der Reichszeugmeisterei der NSDAP in München 9, vorschriftsmäßige Ausrüstung der Reiter-SA, Reiter-SA.-Bekleidung und Ausrüstung entsprechend den Vorschriften der Obersten SA-Führung, Remonteschule Oschatz, Ausbildung junger Reiter an der Leine, Winke für Reitlehrer, Kappzaum-Handhabung, Ranglisten der Turnierjahres, Jagdspringen, Dressur, Geländeritte und Vielseitigkeitsprüfungen, Eignungsspringen, SS-Hauptsturmführer Temme, SS-Reitschule München, SA-Sturmhauptführer Frick, SA-Obersturmführer Fangmann, Major Momm, Hannoverischer Springstall, Grüne Woche" Berlin 1939, SA-Reiterführer bei den Reiterkämpfen in Rom, Reiterkämpfe der Faschistischen Miliz, Amateurreiter, Oberleutnant Sven von Mitzlaff auf "Mahadöh", Oberst a.D. Vladimir Seunig, Leichttraben und Tunierordnung, Reittheorie, Turnierpferde, Trabersport, Landgestüt Janow Podlaski, Preis der Regimenter und Standarten in Hamburg-Flottbek, Winterturnier des Flottbekker Reitervereins, Mannschaften des Heeres, der Polizei, der SA und SS, Turnier der "Deutschen Reitschule" in Düppel, Jagdspringen für Angehörige von Wehrmacht, Polizei, SA und SS, SS-Sturmführer von Zastrow, SA-Scharführer Spies, Reiterschein und seine Bedeutung für die Infanterie, Remonten-Dressur, Vollbluthengste im Heeresgestüt Altefeld, Reitausbildung bei der Wehrmacht vor 1945, Adolf Hitler als Zuschauer beim Pferdesport, 56 % aller Pferde des Heeres bei der Infanterie, Infanterieregiment samt Infanterie-Reiterzug, bespannte Infanterie-Geschützkompanie, bespannte Maschinengewehrkompanien, Bespannungen des Regiments-Nachrichtenzuges und des Gefechts- und Gepäcktrosses der Schützenkompanien, vormilitärische Reit- und Fahrausbildung der Sturmabteilung, Husarenstück eines deutschen Kavallerie-Offiziers 1940, Ehrendolch des Heeres für Viktor Lutze von Generalfeldmarschall v.Brauchitsch, Nachruf auf Otto Suermondt, Kamerad Pferd, Operation eines Pferdes, Kriegsreitturnier der Wehrmacht in Frankreich, Ritterkreuzträger, Ritterkreuz, Berliner Galopprennen in Karlshorst, Heeresrennstall Berlin in Hoppegarten, 2. Kriegsgeburtstag des Führers, Generaloberst Fromm, Gymnastik des Reitpferdes, Winterhilfswerk-Turnier in Potsdam-Nedlitz, Pferdeeinsatz an der Ostfront, Otto Suermondt Hermann-Göring-Fuchsjagd zu Süchteln, Obergruppenführer v. Jagow auf Horst Wessel-Platz vor der Front der SA.-Reiterstandarte, Reiter-Hitlerjugend aus Cottbus, Stabschef der SA Viktor Lotze auf Rappwallach Herkules v. Helgoland, NS.-Schrifttum, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut. - Exemplar / Erstausgabe in sehr guter Erhaltung, in dieser Vollständigkeit äußerst selten weitere Fotos s.Nr.

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        Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.

      London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1939. FIRST EDITION. 8vo; pp. 45. Bound in publisher's yellow cloth, upper with red line drawing of two men on rollerskates, in pictorial dustwrapper. Minor soiling, spine a little nicked at ends, discreet gift inscription to flyleaf (at corner). Very good indeed. A presentable copy of a book that too readily shows the slightest wear. "... A classic from the day it was printed, and today... one of the most famous twentieth-century books of all. This one is a must - do you hear me? A must." Children's Modern First Editions.

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        Orlando the Marmalade Cat. A TRIP ABROAD.

      [32] pages. Illustrated throughout in colour. Original pictorial paper-covered boards; original pictorial dust-wrapper. Folio. First edition. Contemporary gift inscription for Christmas 1939 at head of title. Else an outstandingly fine copy.

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        An American Exodus: A Record of Human Erosion

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1939. FIRST EDITION. Original cloth, original dust jacket. Very Good/Very Good. FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT AMERICAN PHOTOBOOKS, SIGNED BY DOROTHEA LANGE AND PAUL S. TAYLOR ON TITLE: "For Joe, / Dorothea Lange / Paul Schuster Tayloe / March 1940." "A collection of great single photographs does not necessarily make a great photographic book. The latter is, at its core, a work that is conscious not only of the art of photography, but the art of the book.. Every aspect of the publication -- design, text, and photographic content -- must form a coherent (or purposefully disjunctive) narrative; and it must break with or at least transcend tradition as it engages the contemporary world. "One example that fits the above criteria is Dorothea Lange and Paul Schuster Taylor's An American Exodus (1939). The book combined Dorothea Lange's finest images of the farm families dispossessed by the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression with a text put together by Paul Schuster Taylor of well-chosen, even poetic, words from the subjects... [As] we encounter one powerful image after another -- of barren fields, of desperate mothers, of cars laden with scant possessions, of desert roads leading West to a greener land -- counterpoised against equally powerful lines of text that parallel or intensify these images, the book leads us, chapter by chapter, on a passage through time and place and the human condition in America of the 1930s. To read An American Exodus is to experience much more than a container of superb photographs" (May Castleberry, "The Presence of the Past", in The Book of 101 Books). The Photobook. Roth 101. Complete with 112 black-and-white photographic reproductions of Lange's iconic images. Note: First issue dust jacket, with Mein Kampf listed on rear panel.

 New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1939. Text by Paul Schuster Taylor. Quarto, original blue cloth, original dust jacket; custom box. Book near-fine with cloth particularly fresh; dust jacket with mild edgewear, a few pieces of clear tape on verso (stabilizing closed tears), a little fading to spine (much less than usual). An American Exodus is a famously difficult book to find with a good dust jacket. Even with the wear, the dust jacket on this copy is one of the finest we've seen. An outstanding copy, extremely rare signed by both Lange and Taylor and in such good condition.

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        Erwin Bumke zum 65. Geburtstage (Festschrift) * LUXUSAUSGABE in G A N Z L E D E R

      Berlin, R.v.Decker´s Verlag G.Schenck / Walter de Gruyter & Co / Franz Vahlen, 1939. Vollständige Ausgabe in aufwendig hergestelltem Handeinband der Zeit (echter Ganzfranzband, geheftet auf sechs Bünde, rotbraunes Maroquin-Leder / Ganzleder / Leder im Format 18 x 26 cm) mit Rückentitel in Goldprägung, Deckelvignette und dezenter Dekoration der Deckel (Linien in Handvergoldung), Ganzgoldschnitt und gewebeverstärkten Innenfälzen. XIV,350 Seiten, mit einem Frontispiz-Porträt auf Kunstdruckpapier, Schrift: Fraktur. - Aus dem Vorwort von Reichsjustizminister Dr.Gürtner: \"Dem Präsidenten des Reichsgerichts, den Mitstreiter für ein volkstümliches Recht und Kameraden Erwin Bumke an seinem 65.Geburtstage die innere Verbundenheit im Dienst am Recht zu bezeugen, haben die Verfasser der in diesem Buch vereinigten Aufsätze sich zu gemeinsamer Arbeit zusammengetan. Bunt wie das Leben, das es zu meistern gilt, ist der Strauß der behandelten Probleme; eine Auswahl nur, die aber die Größe der von den nationalsozialistischen Rechtswahrern noch zu leistenden Aufgaben aufzeigt und gleichzeitig symbolhaft Ihr alle Gebiete des Rechts umfassendes wissenschaftliches, gesetzgeberisches und richterliches Wirken zum Ausdruck bringt. So nehmen Sie, Herr Reichsgerichtspräsident, dieses Buch als Zeichen des Dankes für Ihr der Fortentwicklung des deutschen Rechts gewidmetes des rastloses Schaffen entgegen. Lassen Sie mich hiermit meinen herzlichsten Glückwünsche und meinen persönlichen aufrichtigen Dank für die hervorragende Dienste verbinden, die Sie in hingebender langjähriger Mitarbeit an den Aufgaben des Reichsjustizministeriums und seit mehr als einem Jahrzehnt an der Spitze des Reichsgerichts für das Wohl des deutschen Volkes geleistet haben.\"- Aus dem Inhalt: Bild von Erwin Bumke / Widmung des Reichsministers der Justiz / Bild des Reichsjustizministeriums Voßstraße 4-5 / Lebenslauf von Erwin Bumke / Vertragsgestaltung durch den Richter, von Dr.Dr.Franz Schlegelberger, Staatssekretär im Reichsjustizministerium / Das Gesetz als Anruf. Von Justus Wilhelm Hedemann, ordentlicher Professor an der Universität Berlin, Mitglied der Akademie für Deutsches Recht / Richterarbeit - Lebensgestaltung. Ein Bekenntnis. Von Dr.Roland Freisler, Staatssekretär im Reichsjustizministerium / Bild des Reichsgerichts / Täterschuld und Teilnehmerschuld, von Professor Dr. Kohlrausch, Berlin / Rechtsschöpferische Rechtsprechung des Reichsgerichts auf materiellen-strafrechtlichem Gebiet, von Dr.jur.h.c.Michael Wachinger, Reichsgerichtsrat a.D. / Rechtsschöpferische Gedanken in der Rechtsprechung des Reichsgerichts zum Strafverfahrensrecht, von Hans Richter, Reichsanwalt beim Reichsgericht / Rechtsschöpferische Rechtsprechung des Reichsgerichts auf die strafrechtlichem Gebiet, von Dr. Erich Schultze, Senatspräsident beim Reichsgericht / Die außerordentliche Nichtigkeitsbeschwerde im künftigen Strafverfahren, von Dr. Hugo Suchomel, Ministerialdirigent im Reichsjustizministerium / Folgen aus dem Aufbau der Wehrmachtgerichte, von Dr. Rudolf Lehmann, Ministerialdirektor im Oberkommando der Wehrmacht / Zusammenarbeit des Reichsanwaltschaft und des Reichsgerichts, von Emil Brettle, Oberreichsanwalt beim Reichsgericht / Deutsche Geschlechterbücher und ordentliche Gerichte, von Dr. Ernst Brandis, Senatspräsident beim Reichsgericht, Mitglied der Akademie für deutsches Recht / Bild der großen Halle des Reichsgerichts / Zum neuen Ehescheidungsrecht, von Dr.M.Jonas, Senatspräsident beim Reichsgericht, Mitglied der Akademie für Deutsches Recht / Das Erbhofrecht in der Rechtsprechung des Reichsgerichts, von Ministerialrat Dr.W.Vogels, Mitglied des Reichserbhofgerichts und der Akademie für Deutsches Recht / Der Geschäftsirrtum in der neueren Rechtsprechung des Reichsgerichts, von Dr. Flad, Senatspräsident beim Reichsgericht a.D., Mitglied der Akademie für Deutsches Recht . . . Gutes Exemplar, weitere Beschreibung s.Nr. 22876! - Handeinband, Kunstbuchbinderei, Prachtausgabe, Vorzugsausgabe, Deutsches / Drittes / Großdeutsches Reich, Großdeutschland, Reichsgericht im Nationalsozialismus, Rechtsfortbildung und Rechtswissenschaft im 3.Reich, deutsches / nationalsozialistisches Rechtswesen, NS.-Gesetze und Verordnungen, Reichsgerichtspräsident aus Pommern gebürtig, deutsches Straßenverkehrsrecht der 30er Jahre, NS-Bürokratie, Staatsrecht, öffentliches Recht, deutsche Gesetzgebung vor 1945, NS.-Schrifttum, nationalsozialistisches Rechtsdenken / Gedankengut Versand D: 5,90 EUR Handeinband, Kunstbuchbinderei, Prachtausgabe, Vorzugsausgabe, Deutsches / Drittes / Großdeutsches Reich, Großdeutschland, Reichsgericht im Nationalsozialismus, Rechtsfortbildung und Rechtswissenschaft im 3.Reich, deutsches / nationalsozialistisches Rechtswesen, NS.-Gesetze und Verordnungen, Reichsgerichtspräsident aus Pommern gebürtig, deutsches Straßenverkehrsrecht der 30er Jahre, NS-Bürokratie, Staatsrecht, öffentliches Recht, deutsche Gesetzgebung vor 1945, NS.-Schrifttum, nationalsozialistisches Rechtsdenken / Gedankengut

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        History of Santa Barbara County, State of California. Its People and Its Resources

      Harold McLean Meier, Publisher, 1939. 496 pp. plus index Thick quarto Profusely illustrated original oxblood leather pictorially stamped in offwhite, red, green and gray, lettered in gilt, edges stained light red "To one who was born in California and has a pardonable pride in her romantic past and an undying faith in her future greatness it has been a pleasure to edit the Historical section of this work wherein is recorded the story of this particular section of California, Santa Barbara County. In the early history of Santa Barbara County many of the very vital actions of the future great State of California had their beginning, and down through the years as we developed, our progress has been recorded in song and story. ... Santa Barbara County has ever been foremost in preserving and perpetuating the traditions of our romantic past, and to the founders and pioneers we humbly dedicate this work." -from the Foreword Spine with some repairs to the leather, hinges weak

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        The World is Round

      William R. Scott, New York 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lark Rise

      Oxford University Press, 1939 A first edition, first printing published by the Oxford University Press in 1939. The first book in the Candleford trilogy with illustrations by Lynton Lamb. A very good+ (or better) book with some spotting to the prelims and some spotting to the page edges. No inscriptions whatsoever. In a dust wrapper which has benefitted from some professional restoration to the spine and a little to the edges. Price clipped.

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        Modern Man in the Making

      Alfred A. Knopf 1939 - First edition. 159 pp. Original navy cloth with silver lettering. Former owner's small art deco bookplate on paste down, else Fine. An excellent copy a high point of the ISOTYPE (International System of Typographic Picture Education) system. Neurath's called it an attempt at "teaching through the eye," enlightening modern readers through graphic design through without use of theories or ideologies. Rare, especially in collectible condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Deutsches Fahndungsbuch - 2. Jahrgang Nr. 53 (1939)

      Berlin, Selbstverlag, 1939, Broschiert, 528 Seiten, alphabetisch werden hier alle gesuchten Personen u.a. mit Nennung des Geburtsdatums und -ortes aufgeführt, darunter auch die politisch verfolgten Personen wie z.B. der spätere SPD-Politiker Herbert Wehner (S. 492), NUR FÜR DEN DIENSTGEBRAUCH, Einband fleckig, Innen aber gut, Zustand 2- (NG17) (NG17)

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        Deutsches Fahndungsbuch - 2. Jahrgang Nr. 53 (1939),

       1939. Berlin, Selbstverlag, 1939, Broschiert, 528 Seiten, alphabetisch werden hier alle gesuchten Personen u.a. mit Nennung des Geburtsdatums und -ortes aufgeführt, darunter auch die politisch verfolgten Personen wie z.B. der spätere SPD-Politiker Herbert Wehner (S. 492), NUR FÜR DEN DIENSTGEBRAUCH, Einband fleckig, Innen aber gut, Zustand 2- (NG17) (NG17) Versand D: 6,00 EUR

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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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        Soldaten - Kameraden vom Rhein bis zur Weser, Nachrichten aus dem VI. Armeekorps (Wehrkreis VI) 1939 / 1940 / 1941 / 1942 [komplette Jahrgänge]

      Extrem selten ! Einzigartige Sammlung von 4 kompletten Jahrgängen der Nachrichtenzeitschrift eines Wehrkreises (Korps) hier Rheinland/Weser/Münsterland. Der Jahrgang 1939 beginnt b. Kriegsausbruch,erstes Heft 10-1939, Einstellung d. Zeitschrift unbekannt., Zahlreiche spezifisch Regional- und Landesgeschichtliche Beiträge zur Militärgeschichte. Historisch äußerst interessant. Selbst Einzelhefte sind antiquarisch kaum zu beschaffen, hier die einmalige Gelegenheit 4 komplette Jahrgänge zu erwerben!, [ Schlagworte: Weltkrieg, OKW, Oberkommando der Wehrmacht, NSDAP, Geschichte, Nationalsozialismus, NS ]

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        Christmas Holiday

      

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        1. Meitner & Frisch: Disintegration of Uranium by Neutrons, a New Type of Nuclear Reaction [PMM 422b]; 2. Frisch: Physical Evidence for the Division of Heavy Nuclei under Neitron Bombardment [PMM 422c]; 3. Halban, Joliot, Kowarski: Liberation of Neutrons in the Nuclear Explosion of Uranium [PMM 422d]; 4. Meitner: Products of the Fission of the Uranium Nucleus.

      London: Macmillan, 1939. Four seminal papers on nuclear fission (PMM 422b,c,d). "Experiments conducted in 1938 at Berlin by Hahn and Strassman were reported to Lise Meitner, an Austrian scientist who had fled to Copenhagen to escape religious persecution. She and her nephew, O.R. Frisch, working in Niels Bohr's laboratory, found the true explanation of these phenomenon. The interpolation of a neutron into the the nucleus of a uranium atom caused it to divide into two parts and to release energy amounting to about 200,000,000 electron volts. This process bore such a close similarity to the division of a living cell that Frisch suggested the use of the term 'fission' to describe it." (Printing and the Mind of Man 422b, 422c). In the fourth article, Halban, Joliot and Kowarski established the theoretical possibility of a self-perpetuating reaction chain (PMM 422d). Four papers in: Nature, volume 143. The three complete issues in their original wrappers offered here. Large 8vo: 270x195 mm. Paper 1: pp.239-40, issue 3615; 2:p.276, issue 3616; 3: p.470, issue 3620; 4:471-72, issue 3620. Rear wrapper of issue 3620 with a lond vertical cut (without loss), edges and spine strip of issue 3615 with professional paper restoration - in all a good set, not extracts.

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        On the products of the fission of uranium and thorium under neutron bombardment.

      Copenhagen: Munksgaard, 1939. 1st Edition. Soft cover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Offprint from: Det Kgl. Danske Videnskabernes Selskab. Matematisk-fysiske meddelelser Vol. XVII, no. 5. Kopenhagen: Munksgaard, 1939. 4to (245x154 mm). [3] 4-13 [1] pp. Original publishers printed red wrappers (slight fading to top margin). Pages untrimmed and unopened. Title page with slight red stains from inner wrapper, otherwise a fine copy. ----DSB IX, p.262-3; PMM 422 (cf.) First separate printing. In this paper Meitner and Frisch confirmed experiments and interpreted Hahn and Strassmann's report of detecting barium after bombarding uranium with neutrons. Their conclusion was that the reaction represented Nuclear Fission. "Fission" was a term that Frisch had coined earlier in the year in a report in 'Nature' to define a type of transmutation in which the nucleus divides into two smaller moities which can be compared with the division of such a drop [of liquid] into two smaller droplets.Erste Ausgabe. - Meitner und ihr Neffe beschreiben hier die physikalischen Vorgänge des Experiments vom Januar 1939 von Otto Hahn und Fritz Straßmann einen Monat später. Die Veröffentlichung Meitners zeigt das enorme explosive Potential des Versuchs und setzte damit eine Entwicklung in Bewegung, die zum Manhattan-Projekt und zur Entwicklung der Atombombe führte. Near Fine.

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        Uncle Fred in the Springtime

      UK: Herbert Jenkins, 1939. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Uncle Fred in the Springtime by PG Wodehouse First Edition Herbert Jenkins 1939. No inscriptions, no foxing. Red boards unmarked and gilt lettering still very much bright. In original VG first state pictorial dust jacket, correctly priced 7/6, with slight loss to tail of spine.

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        Step by Step 1936 1939

      

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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.

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        Shell Guide to Wiltshire, a Series of Views, Castles, Seats on Nobility,Mines, Picturesque Scenery, Towns, Public Buildings, Churches, Antiquities, &c.

      Faber and Faber, London. 1939 - First Faber and first hardbound edition of a book originally published by the Architectural Press in 1935. Royal octavo. 62 pages. Double page colour map at front; eight plates on cream paper. Numerous photographs, including on the endpapers. Spiral bound within cream cloth. Gazetteer largely compiled by Edith Olivier. Nature Notes by Lord Bolingbroke. At the end is an advert for Shell with a design by Edward Bawden.Head and tail of spine a bit tanned. Very good in very good, slightly rubbed and dusty dustwrapper with a fingernail-sized chip at head of spine. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Good Drinks

      Faber, 1939 A first edition, first printing published by Faber in 1939. A fine book with illustrated boards. A little spotting to the endpapers and to the latter page edges. In a near fine unclipped wrapper, minutely browned on the spine and a few light stains to the rear panel. Wrapper, boards and frontispiece decorated by Edward Bawden. Uncommonly scarce in the dust wrapper

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        THE GARDEN PARTY and other stories with coloured lithographs by Marie Laurencin.

      Number 346 of a limited edition of 1250 copies designed by Hans Mardersteig and printed at the Officina Bodoni. [10] 315, [3] pages. Illustrated with 16 coloured lithographs. Original patterned paper-covered boards with red gilt title label to spine; original printed dust-wrapper; original slipcase. Octavo. Slipcase worn and splitting at head and heel; slight wear to head and heel of dust-wrapper and slight browning to spine of wrapper; else a fine copy without any foxing, complete with the original tipped-in publisher's note.Though printed in 1939, because of the war, the publication was delayed until 1947.

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        Marian Anderson-Lincoln Memorial Concert

      Wm C. Popper & Co, NYC 1939 - 1939 Souvenir Program of Marian Anderson's most famous concert at The Lincoln Memorial on April 9, 1939 **SIGNED** directly on the Title page by BOTH Miss Anderson and her accompanist the famed pianist Franz Rupp! A ONE of a KIND Treasure! In VG condition with minor wear along the edges. There is a gold cover and within B/W pictures including Miss Anderson with Eleanor Roosevelt, with her mom at the Lincoln Statue. Her story and a the lyrics of her songs are also included. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        World Wonders. A Pictorial Map.

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

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        Pre-War Diplomatic Voyage to Japan to return the remains of Japanese Ambassador Hiroshi Saito - Striking Battle Scenes during Civil War in China

      China, Japan, Philippines, Guam, Hawaii, 1939-1942. A noteworthy Second World War photograph album replete with striking images of the battleground action and devastation, also featuring superb images from Shanghai and Hong Kong, and one pre-war special mission to Japan to return the remains of Japanese Ambassador Hiroshi Saito, compiled by a marine who served on the American battle cruiser USS Astoria until she was sunk in the Pacific during the Battle of Savo Island. Contains 151 gelatin silver print photographs, and 4 postcards mounted onto black cardstock leaves separated by tissue guards. Oblong 8vo. Black leather album, two post binding, with an exquisite raised motif of a Chinese junk and two mythical dragons to front, braided leather edges, and a folding snap closure. Album measures approximately 39,5 x 28 cm. Photographs vary in size, the smallest from the Philippines and measuring approximately 5,5 x 5,5 cm, the largest being panoramic views of Hong Kong from 15 x 9 cm and others from China measuring 11,5 9 cm. An especially dramatic visual chronicle of China's ongoing era of war. This album was compiled by an American marine who served on the USS Astoria (CL/CA-34) in the first three years of World War Two, perhaps longer. Further research is required to ascertain whether he was one of the mere 32 survivors, or whether he was onboard when the ship was sunk in battle in 1942. Photographs suggest that the marine was connected to Camp Wesley Harris, a military installation near Bremerton, in Kitsap County, Washington. [USS Astoria was laid down on 1 September 1930 at the nearby Puget Sound Navy Yard.] Prior to American participation in the war, onboard Astoria, the marine made a voyage to Japan, where he participated in a procession for the return of the ashes of a Japanese Ambassador in America. From there he visited Hong Kong and Shanghai in China, with stops in the Philippines. His naval service saw him frequently on voyages between Hawaii and California, with at least two voyages to Guam. [Guam was invaded and oppressed by Japan in December 1941, and recaptured by American forces in July 1944.] USS Astoria (CL/CA-34) was a United States Navy New Orleans-class cruiser that participated in three Pacific Campaigns of the Second World War, the Battle of the Coral Sea which took place from 4-8 May 1942, the Battle of Midway which was a decisive naval battle fought from 4-7 June 1942, but was sunk on 9 August 1942 at the Battle of Savo Island which was the first major naval engagement of the Guadalcanal campaign. The wreckage of the USS Astoria was only recently discovered, in early 2015 during a sonar mapping project of Iron Bottom Sound. A most stirring photograph album, which in following the short-lived wartime career of a notable US Navy cruiser, vividly captures scenes of war from China's Civil War and the Second World War, contrasted with nostalgic views of Chinese custom undisturbed by conflict. The album further commemorates a significant friendly diplomatic and reciprocal gesture made by the Americans to the Japanese just prior to the war. Dramatic war scenes are in abundance in this volume with 59 images captured by professional in and around Shanghai circa 1937 to 1941 during the Chinese Civil War. These show the weaponry and armament of soldiers, cities being devastated by bombs, soldiers strategically positioning themselves, corpses strewn about the rubble including one woman with bound feet and one young girls with similarly restrictive shoes, and one elderly women being rescued from the mayhem. With a clock tower peaking in the foreground left corner of one city view, two bomb strikes are darkening the skies with black smoke. A Chinese soldier, photographed in 1937, carries the massive traditional da-dao broadsword, which was widely used during the first years of the Sino-Japanese War. Around his waist a broad brown leather belt supported by a cross strap carries ammunition pouches for his Mauser pistol, whose distinctive butt can just be seen protruding from its wooden holster/stock in front of his right hip. The large leather pouch slung untidily behind his left shoulder is unidentified. His helmet is either a British Mk I or a US M1917A1. One image shows a group of Chinese officials and foreign delegates or ambassadors, on the steps of a hotel, including Owen Lattimore, Chiang Kai-shek and his wife Soong Mei-ling. [Owen Lattimore was U.S. political advisor to Chiang Kai-shek in 1941. After Pearl Harbor he became director of Pacific Operations for the United States Office of War Information.] In contrast, the marine includes approximately 20 large format photographs from his tour to China in 1939, showing unique customs and historic places such as the Shanghai Bund, and including two panoramic views. On 26 April 1939 USS Astoria departed from Japan after her special mission (described below) for Shanghai, arriving there on the 29th, and two days later cruising to Hong Kong. Evidently her crew was granted the opportunity to tour the cities. The album contains excellent photographs of some most industrious Chinese merchants and labourers, junks navigating the harbor and the Aberdeen floating village crowded with stationary sampans serving as dwellings. An excellent photograph shows the historic Shanghai Race Course with the Park Hotel and the Grand Theatre on Bubbling Well Road looking over the course. The area was once the social hub of old Shanghai, which is now where Renmin Square lies. Two large and inviting panoramic views show Hong Kong perched at the foot of the iconic mountains with junks peacefully floating in Victoria Harbour only 8 months prior to Japanese occupation. Previous to the visit to Hong Kong, and the reason for finding himself in Asia, the marine participated in a special pre-war duty in Japan, which is beautifully presented in this album with exceedingly rare photographs. At the beginning of 1939, USS Astoria was in the West Indies participating in Fleet Problem XX. Under the command of Rear Admiral Richmond Kelly Turner (1885-1961), after the exercise, she was commissioned for a very special diplomatic duty - to deliver the cremated remains of the former Japanese Ambassador to the United States, the late Hiroshi Saito (1886-1939), to Japan. The gesture expressed America's gratitude to the Japanese for having previously returned the body of the late United States Ambassador to Japan, Edgar Bancroft, in the cruiser Tama in 1926. Astoria sailed from Annapolis, Maryland, on 18 March 1939, accompanied by Naokichi Kitazawa, Second Secretary of the Japanese Embassy in Washington. Getting underway for Hawaii on 24 March, she moored at Honolulu on 4 April, the same day that Madame Saito and her two daughters arrived on board the passenger liner Tatsuta Maru. Accompanied by the destroyers Hibiki, Sagiri, Akatsuki, Astoria steamed slowly into Yokohama harbor on 17 April, United States ensign at half-staff and the Japanese flag at the fore. The warship fired a 21-gun salute which was returned by the light cruiser Kiso. American sailors carried the ceremonial urn ashore that afternoon, and funeral ceremonies took place the following morning. The voyage to Japan took place only six months before the start of the Second World War, and less than two years before the Pearl Harbor attack which would pit the two nations against each other. Very rare photographs found herein commemorate the event at Yokohama: •Three photographs of US Navy men carefully disembarking the remains the late Hiroshi Saito in Yokohama. •Several scenes of Tokyo's streets filled with tens of thousands Japanese civilians waiting for the arrival of the ship, and the procession to transfer the remains to Yokohama. •Two men standing on the deck of USS Astoria, possibly being American naval attaché in Tokyo Captain Harold Medberry Bemis, and Japanese Foreign Minister Hachiro Arita. •The naval procession preparing for the ceremonies After the formal event in Japan and a visit to China, USS Astoria was despatched to Guam for another fascinating mission, stopping briefly at Manila in the Philippines first where the marine collected a lovely series of photographs illustrating indigenous custom and historical monuments, including views of Cebu and a scant few also showing an Aeta tribal community, and a large stone altar. The Guam mission: Arriving at Guam early on the morning of 21 May 1939, the heavy cruiser was called upon to assist Penguin and Robert L. Barnes in their successful effort to refloat the grounded Army transport U.S. Grant. Soon thereafter, Astoria joined the search for the noted author and adventurer Richard Halliburton, and the companions with whom he had attempted the voyage from Hong Kong to San Francisco in his Chinese junk, Sea Dragon. The cruiser combed more than 162,000 square miles of the Pacific, without success, before she discontinued the search on 29 May. Fittingly, the marine chose a beautiful album with symbolically illustrated with a junk at sea and two Chinese dragons. In October 1939, USS Astoria and her crew were assigned to the Hawaiian Detachment, changing home ports from San Pedro to Pearl Harbor. On 2 April 1941, Astoria departed Pearl Harbor for the west coast of the United States. She reached Long Beach, California on 8 April and entered the Mare Island Navy Yard on the 13th, where she was refitted. Following her return to Hawaii on 31 July, Astoria operated between Oahu and Midway through early September. That autumn, the specter of German raiders on the prowl in the Pacific prompted the Navy to convoy its ships bound for Guam and the Philippines. Astoria escorted Henderson to Manila and thence to Guam, before returning to Pearl Harbor on 29 October 1941. On 16 February 1942, Astoria began what would be an extended cruise in the southwestern Pacific to participate in various manoeuvres, as well as engagements against the enemy, until, in August heavy Japanese gunfire caused her to sink. The album contains further photographs in remembrance of these various assignments, with a good lot taken in Hawaii including one enthusiastic hula dancer. From San Francisco, a series of professional photographs illustrate the Golden Gate International Exposition (GGIE), a World Fair held at San Francisco's Treasure Island, is included.

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        Yerma

      Les cahiers du journal des poètes 1939 - - Les cahiers du journal des poètes, Paris 1939, 14x19cm, broché. - Edition originale de la traduction française, un des 50 exemplaires numérotés sur Featherweight, tirage de tête. Ouvrage illustré d'une photographie représentant le poète et sa mère. Agréable et rare exemplaire, tampon imprimé de colportage sur la page de faux-titre. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition of the French translation, one of 50 numbered copies on Featherweight, deluxe edition. Illustrated book of a photograph of the poet and his mother. Nice and rare copy, print peddling stamp on half-title page. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Reichsband Adressenwerk der Dienststellen der NSDAP mit den angeschlossenen Verbänden des Staates, der Reichsregierung, Behörden und der Berufsorganisationen in Kultur, Reichsnährstand, gewerbliche Wirtschaft. Hrsg. unter Aufsicht der Reichsleitung der NSDAP, Hauptorganisationsamt, München, unter Mitarbeit der Gauorganisationsämter mit Lexikon-Wegweiser von A - Z.

      Berlin, \"Die Deutsche Tat\", Verlag Heinrich Scheuer (1939). 4° Zus. etwa 2500 S. mit zahlr. Portraittafeln, Kartenskizzen, Plänen u. umfangreichen illustrierten Werbebeilagen. Orig.-Leinen. Zweite von insgesamt 3 Ausgaben (zuerst 1937), wichtige Quelle zur Geschichte des Nationalsozialismus.- Enthält alle Funktionsträger der NSDAP (Stand 1939) von der obersten Reichsebene bis hin zur Kreisebene des ganzen (Groß-) Deutschen Reiches in sämtlichen 40 NSDAP-Gauleitungen (einschließlich ganz Österreichs und des Sudentenlandes), sowie aus den angeschlossenen streng auf den Nationalsozialismus ausgerichtenen Verbänden, allerdings nur aus der Nationalsozialistischen Deutschen Arbeiterpartei (NSDAP), der Deutschen Arbeitsfront (DAF), der NS-Gemeinschaft Kraft durch Feude (KdF), der Nationalsozialistischen Volkswohlfahrt (NSV), der Nationalsozialistischen Frauenschaft (NS-Frauenschaft), der Nationalsozialistischen Kriegsopferversorgung (NSKOV), dem Nationalsozialistischen Deutschen Ärztebund (NSDÄB), dem Nationalsozialistischen Bund Deutscher Technik (NSBDT), dem Reichsbund der Deutschen Beamten (RDB), dem Nationalsozialistischen Lehrerbund (NSLB), dem Nationalsozialistischen Rechtswahrerbund (NLRB) sowie den Kreisbauernschaften bzw. des Reichsnährstandes.- Einband minimal stockfleckig, Kanten leicht beschabt, Rücken unter Verwendung des alten Materials erneuert, Rückensignatur u. Stempel auf Titel, vereinzelt kleine Läsuren oder Knickspuren. Gutes Exemplar. Versand D: 4,50 EUR Adressbücher; Drittes Reich; Geschichte; Nationalsozialismus; NSDAP

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        South Eastern Reporter [1st]. Vols. 1-200 (1887-1939)

      1939. South Eastern Reporter [1st]. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing Co. Vols. 1 to 200 (1887-1939). Volumes 1 to 140, 2 vols. in 1 book. Complete set. Original publisher's cloth. Ex-library, worn. Interiors clean. Tear to head of spine to Vols. 1-2, 49-50, 63-64, 97-98, 105-106, 111-112. Withal a nice set. See digital image. * Includes opinions issued by the state courts of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

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        Ladies in Retirement (First UK Edition, Signed)

      English Theatre Guild, New York 1939 - First UK Edition (and correct first). SIGNED by all the members of the original cast of the first American production at Henry Miller's Theatre in New York, including Flora Robson, Patrick O'Moore, Florence Edney, Evelyn Ankers, Isobel Elsom, Jessamine Newcomb and Estelle Winwood. Tipped in at the inside front cover is a signed photo of Flora Robson in a pose from this production. Small vintage bookstore label at the bottom front panel.The uncommon play source for the 1941 film noir, directed by Charles Vidor and starring Ida Lupino, Elsa Lanchester and Evelyn Keyes. Extremely scarce.Near Fine in red perfect-bound wrappers (softcover). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        MEIN KAMPF. JUBILAUMSAUSGABE

      Munich: Zentralverlag Der NSDAP Franz Eher, 1939. Full Leather. Fine binding. As good a copy of this edition of Hitler's despicable political thinking and ideology as one is likely to find. In full blue morocco with red title label, raised bands and decorations in gold. No marks of any kind. Still with the publisher's slipcase, and the original cardboard shipping box. This special edition of the Fuhrer's magnum opus issued for the 50th anniversary of his birth. Fine binding.

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        The Conquest of The Arctic.

      London: Harrap, 1939. SIGNED FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp. 284. Bound in publisher's light blue cloth titled in pale silver to spine, in a pictorial dustjacket depicting modes of transport heading towards the North Pole. Cloth in excellent condition with limited signs of wear. Endcaps a little pushed, with superficial rubbing here and there. Textblock externally spotted, but clean throughout. Dustjacket is excellent: bright, clean, unclipped, with a few small closed tears and chips, and a little soiling to the rear panel. A visually striking book. Author's red pen inscription to the front flyleaf reads: 'To Mr. Hugh W. Ewing / With the sincere compliments of the author / 15.01.42 / Louis Segal'. Ewing was the author of the 'First Books for Home and School' in the 1940s. Segal's work is a scholarly account of passages into the Arctic, from the ancients to more modern accounts. Thrilling rescues from treacherous ice floes and feats of daring-do are waiting to be found inside this item.

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        The Grapes of Wrath

      New York: Viking Press, 1939. First Edition. Fine/Very Good +. A Near Fine copy of the book with the spine a bit cocked and slight separation at the half-title. In a Very Good+ dust jacket with the spine toned and slight wear at the extremities. Steinbeck's classic account of the Dust Bowl and Depression era struggle of the Joad family, "The Grapes of Wrath" is a quintessential American classic. It would win both the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize committee would refer to it as Steinbeck's "epic chronicle" upon giving him the award in 1962. The book was the best-selling novel of 1939 and became instantly controversial upon its release for its depiction of farmers and worker rights. Of course, "The Grapes of Wrath" was also adapted into the classic 1940 film, directed by John Ford and starring Henry Fonda, which was one of the first films selected by The Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. "It is a very long novel, the longest that Steinbeck has written, and yet it reads as if it had been composed in a flash, ripped off the typewriter and delivered to the public as an ultimatum." (Contemporary New York Times Review). Fine in Very Good + dust jacket.

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        Finnegan's Wake.

      London: Faber and Faber, 1939. First Edition. Publisher's hardback cloth in original dust-wrapper. Fore and tail edges untrimmed. Contemporary name and date to flyleaf, some light spotting. Jacket has benefitted from some accomplished paper repair to the extremities. Very good.Joyce's final and possibly most influential work, considered by many to be his monolithic 'Ulysses'. 3,400 copies were printed, of which 950 were destroyed. Slocum and Cahoon A47.

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        The Cosmological Eye

      Norfolk: New Directions, (1939). 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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        Shin Toa Shigen Kaihatsu Kaisetsu chizu. Great East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere Resource and Development Map.

      Tokyo. Tokyo Nichinichi Shimbunsha. 1939. Color pictorial / pictographic map, 20 x 30 on sheet 21 3/4 x 31 inches. An extraordinarily whimsical treatment of Japan's imperialist aspirations... The map, published by the Nichinichi newspaper company, shows the products of the countries of East Asia in little pictographs. At lower right is an inset table graphing trade with China, including steel, petroleum, rice, pigments and dyes, wood products etc. On the verso is text "news at a glance" with information on the provinces of China and of Manchuria.

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        Albert Richard Football Map. Pigskin Panorama.

      Milwaukee, WI. Albert Richard Co. 1939. Color poster, pictorial / pictographic map, sheet size 19 x 26 inches (49 x 66 cm). Brown and white illustrations and text on verso. Very good, clean condition. Would look great framed. Marked copyright 1939 at lower right of map; column of Key to Locations and Nicknames at right of map. On the verso is listed the names of the Albert Richard All-American Team "elected by the votes of the football fans themselves" together with illustrations and descriptions of Albert Richard sportswear. No illustrator is attributed on this map; there is a particularly effective collage of photos used as background for the map of the United States.

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        Uber das Zerplatzen des Urankernes Durch Langsame Neutronen.? [TOGETHER WITH:] HAHN, STRASSMANN and Hans GÖTTE. ?Einiges Uber die Experimentelle Entwirrung der bei der Spaltung des Urans Auftretenden Elemente und Atomarten.? [TOGETHER WITH:] HAHN and STRASSMANN. ?Die Chemische Abscheidung der bei der Spaltung des Urans Entstehenden Elemente und Atomarten (Allgemeiner Teil).? Together three offprints from Abhandlungen der preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.

      Walter de Gruyter und Co. 1939 [1942, 1944]., Berlin - First edition, offprint issues, of the three fundamental papers on nuclear fission which eventually lead to the creation of the atom bomb. ??experiments conducted in 1938 at Berlin by Hahn and Strassman [sic] were reported to Lise Meitner, an Austrian scientist who had fled to Copenhagen to escape religious persecution. She and her nephew, O. R. Frisch, working in Niels Bohr?s laboratory, found the true explanation of these phenomena. The interpolation of a neutron into the nucleus of a uranium atom caused it to divide into two parts and to release energy amounting to about 200,000,000 electron volts. This process bore such a close similarity to the division of a living cell that Frisch suggested the use of the term ?fission? to describe it? (PMM). ?Hahn and Strassmann published this article [i.e. the 1939 paper] that started scientists down the path to the atomic bomb. Originally working with Lise Meitner who was forced to flee Nazi Germany in 1938, they had been working with uranium and bombarding samples with slow neutrons. They realized that this caused the uranium atoms to split into lighter nuclei and releasing large amounts of energy, and the implications were not lost to a world at war? (Dibner). Hahn received the 1944 Nobel Prize in Chemistry ?for his discovery of the fission of heavy nuclei.?Hahn and Meitner worked together at the Kaiser-Wilhelm Institute (KWI) of Chemistry in Berlin from 1912, discovering the new element protactinium in 1918; Strassmann joined them there in 1929 and Götte in 1935. When, after the First World War, limitations for women in the academic world were lifted, Meitner became professor at the KWI; Hahn became its director in 1928.?In 1934 [Enrico] Fermi roused the world of radioactivity with his method of neutron bombardment and that same year reported on the possible production of transuranic elements by irradiating uranium with neutrons. The irradiation had led to radioactive substances with different half-lives such as 10s, 40s, 13min, and 90min. Fermi?s group had separated the 13-min and 90-min ?bodies? chemically from uranium and had shown that they were not isotopes of elements, which are located only a few places below uranium in the Periodic Table ? they assumed that the uranium nucleus with the extra neutron transformed, via beta decay, into a nucleus of an element with the number 93 in the Periodic Table. That could still be unstable and transit, by another beta decay, into a nucleus of element 94.?The idea of more than 92 elements was, of course, contested. Ida Noddack, a renowned chemist and co-discoverer of the element rhenium, pointed out that all known elements had to be excluded before new ones were proposed. This very sound advice was not taken. Nuclear physicists saw no possibility for a nucleus to fragment into large pieces. Nothing more drastic than alpha decay had ever been observed. Another way out was also proposed: in spite of Fermi?s interpretation, his 13-min body might be an isotope of protactinium, element number 91. Here Hahn and [Lisa] Meitner came in. After all, they were discoverers of protactinium and knew the properties of this element. They were able to show that the activity in question was not due to protactinium and became convinced that transuranic elements had been produced. They began intensive work in this new field, from 1935 onwards together with Strassmann ? Quite a number of substances with different half-lives and different chemical properties were found in uranium irradiated with neutrons. A detailed scheme for their production was proposed, which implied the creation and subsequent decay of four, possibly five, transuranic elements. It was not seriously challenged by other groups working in the field.?When Austria was annexed in 1938, Lise Meitner became a German citizen and, because of her Jewish descent, was in acute danger. Helped by Hahn and other colleagues, she fled via Holland and Denmark to Sweden, where she could work in the Physical [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Over The Mountain (With The Scarce Original Bip Pares Designed Wrapper)

      The First UK Printing published by Harrap and Co Ltd in 1939. The BOOK is in near Fine condition. Correct first issue with red boards and gilt titling. Mild toning to the text-block with light spotting to the prelims and to a few page edges in places. Free from inscriptions and erasures. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ condition. It is the correct first issue with price 7/6 net to the lower front flap. Toning to the spine with some edge-wear at the spine ends. Closed tears to the rear cover , spine and flap folds. The Bip Pares wrapper artwork looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. Ruthven Todd was a British writer, born in Edinburgh and educated at the Edinburgh College of Art. He is best remembered for his two allegorical and surreal quest novels, 'Over the Mountain (1939') and 'The Lost Traveller (1943)', in which a strayed wanderer is sentenced by the minions of a faceless state to an impossible task, and is ultimately sacrificed. Very scarce with such attributes.

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        Coming Up For Air

      Gollancz, 1939 A first edition, first printing published by Gollancz in 1939. A good only copy with a thin remainder mark to the page foot, rubbing and wear to the edges and corners. Browning to the page edges. Some light spotting to the pages. Certainly a contender for a loving rebind. One of only 2000 copies and Orwell's rarest book.

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