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        Hand On the Alibi: A Novel of Detection

      London: Skeffington & Son 1939 - | Dust Wrapper over Green boards with Black titling to the Spine. 7½" x 5". 256 [16]pp. Cover art by Nick. | 4th impression. For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Good - in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with several short, closed, tears and a little loss at the tail of the spine. Dust wrapper is halved at the spine with a rather amateur tape repair,yellowing, to the reverse. Boards dulled. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned overall but with spotting to both pastedowns. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Step by Step 1936-1939.

      London: Thornton Butterworth, 1939. First Edition. Octavo. Bound in publisher's green cloth with blind imprint to front board, gilt titles to spine. Dust wrapper with titles to front board and spine, publisher's blurb to rear. Binding is a little rubbed, with bumping to corners and spine ends. Dust wrapper shows some wear and small chips, somewhat grubby, price clipped. Internally clean and free from spotting. A chronological record of Churchill's responses to developments between the years 1936 and 1939 in the build up to the Second World War.

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        Moby Dick. Traduit de l'Américain par Lucien Jacques, Joan Smith et Jean Giono

      Saint-Paul, A.-M: Les Cahiers du Contadour, 1939. First edition in French, one of a very few copies printed. With illustration after woodcut by Alexandre Noll and two plates. 515, xx pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Nut brown half morocco with gilt decorative paper sides, spine gilt, t.e.g., wrappers preserved, by Devauchelle. Textblock lightly toned, else fine. First edition in French, one of a very few copies printed. With illustration after woodcut by Alexandre Noll and two plates. 515, xx pp. 1 vols. 8vo. 'Je m'appelle Ishmaèl" - véritable édition originale de Moby Dick en français. The first notice of Moby Dick in French dates from the first volume of the Revue des Deux Mondes (1853) but Melville's vast novel was not translated into French until the 1930s. Jean Giono (1895-1970) was deeply influenced by American writers of the nineteenth century, starting with Whitman. "The second great American Giono discovered (in the 1930s) was Melville ... translating Melville was a labor of love - for years Giono would read him in the open fields" (Edmund White). He began his translation in 1936; Joan Smith worked up a first draft that was rewritten by Giono and her friend Lucien Jacques, publisher of the Cahiers du Contadour. The translation appeared in pre-publication serial form in numbers V-VIII of the Cahiers, (May 1938 to February 1939).The first edition was published in the first half of 1939 in a small print run (variously described as only thirty copies or fewer than 300 copies), here in a choice contemporary binding with the wrappers preserved. The outbreak of war put an end to the literary efforts of the Cahiers du Contadour. Giono's translation gained wider distribution in the Gallimard reprint in May 1941. Giono's fictional reflections on Melville, Pour saluer Melville, were also published in 1941.RARE. OCLC: 459465908 (BnF only)

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        SUDDEN RIDES AGAIN

      Doubleday Doran (Double D Western) 1939 - Top of spine lightly crushed; very light water staining to the top of the endpapers; otherwise a bright, clean, tight, square copy. Bright DJ has minor wear to edges; light flaking to top of spine; spine sunned with some color loss; light water staining along the top edge with some color bleed along the top of the flaps. An exceptional copy of this scarce title. Stated on the DJ has the first Double D Western. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Confidential Agent

      

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        Loza Blanca y Azulejo de Puebla

      Mexico City: Decorative & Applied Arts & Design, 1939. 2 volumes: xi+305 pages with tipped in coloured and monochrome plates; 333 pages with tipped in coloured and monochrome plates and reproduced signatures. Quarto (11 1/4" x 9") bound in 3/4 leather with gilt lettering to spine and original wrappers bound in. From the library of George M Foster. Copy 992 of 2000. 1st edition.For over four centuries,the city of Puebla has been praised for its production of quality tin-glazed earthenware. The use of ceramic as a utilitarian and artistic medium in the Americas (the region of eastern and central Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras) has a long history of quality work dating back millenia before the arrival of the Spanish in 1519. But it was, in fact, the Spanish who first introduced to area potters tin- and lead-based glaze, the potter’s wheel, and the kiln. Production of tin-glazed earthenware in the New World first began in Mexico City, the viceregal capital of New Spain, in the second half of the sixteenth century. By the seventeenth century, however, the nearby city of Puebla, founded in 1531 as the second city of New Spain, had become the more important center of production, enjoying the widest distribution of any ceramic ware in the New World at the height of the Spanish Empire. For ceramists, Puebla was an ideal location: The climate is mild, the soil is fertile, and most importantly, there are extensive clay beds and sufficient deposits of raw sodium essential for glaze preparation. That the same area had captured the market for quality ceramics before the Spanish arrived is not a coincidence. Native potters must have played an important role in supporting the developing colonial industry. The early production of talavera poblana was primarily influenced by old-world traditions. Various European ceramic wares (from Spain, Holland, and Italy) were imported, serving as important sources of inspiration for resident ceramists. Potters themselves no doubt also influenced form and design. According to the potters’ ordinances established in 1653, master potters were to be only of Spanish descent. Contrary to the ordinances, however, some masters were Italian-born and probably arrived in Mexico via Spain; there were also a few mestizo (of mixed native and Spanish parentage) ceramists who rose to become â€

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        Les cris de la fée

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

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        What's Become of Waring?

      Cassell, 1939 A first edition, first printing published by Cassell in 1939. A very good+ book without inscriptions. One small bookseller's ticket to the front endpaper. Some wear to the edges of the boards. Titles on the spine are very clear. Powells scarce fifth novel, set within the world of publishing and critiquing the fad for spiritualism.[removed][removed]

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        Peter Pan and Wendy. With Illustrations by E. Blampied.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1939. First Blampied Illustrated Edition. 4to. Bound in recent dark blue full morocco with gilt titles to spine, decorative gilt rule to boards, marbled end papers, all edges gtilt. With 12 tipped in plates in colour with entitled tissue guards and 17 black and white plates. Slight specs of foxing to first and last couple of pages. A fine copy in a superb recent binding.

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        Baedeker’s Madeira, Canary Islands, Azores, Western Morocco. Handbook for travellers.

      First Edition. Karl Baedeker. Leipzig. 1939. Sm 8vo. xx, 128pp. 23 maps and plans. Original pictorial boards with cloth spine. Very slight soiling to edges. Slight rubbing to lower board. Published just before the outbreak of WWII, distribution was restricted by the war and the undistributed stock was lost in the subsequent bombing of the Baedeker warehouse. Thus Rare, especially in this condition.Hinrichsen E243

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        Moby Dick Traduit de l'Américain par Lucien Jacques, Joan Smith et Jean Giono

      Saint-Paul, A.-M: Les Cahiers du Contadour, 1939. First edition in French, one of a very few copies printed. With illustration after woodcut by Alexandre Noll and two plates. 515, xx pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Nut brown half morocco with gilt decorative paper sides, spine gilt, t.e.g., wrappers preserved, by Devauchelle. Textblock lightly toned, else fine. First edition in French, one of a very few copies printed. With illustration after woodcut by Alexandre Noll and two plates. 515, xx pp. 1 vols. 8vo. 'Je m'appelle Ishmaèl" - véritable édition originale de Moby Dick en français. The first notice of Moby Dick in French dates from the first volume of the Revue des Deux Mondes (1853) but Melville's vast novel was not translated into French until the 1930s. Jean Giono (1895-1970) was deeply influenced by American writers of the nineteenth century, starting with Whitman. "The second great American Giono discovered (in the 1930s) was Melville … translating Melville was a labor of love - for years Giono would read him in the open fields" (Edmund White). He began his translation in 1936; Joan Smith worked up a first draft that was rewritten by Giono and her friend Lucien Jacques, publisher of the Cahiers du Contadour. The translation appeared in pre-publication serial form in numbers V-VIII of the Cahiers, (May 1938 to February 1939). The first edition was published in the first half of 1939 in a small print run (variously described as only thirty copies or fewer than 300 copies), here in a choice contemporary binding with the wrappers preserved. The outbreak of war put an end to the literary efforts of the Cahiers du Contadour. Giono's translation gained wider distribution in the Gallimard reprint in May 1941. Giono's fictional reflections on Melville, Pour saluer Melville, were also published in 1941. RARE. OCLC: 459465908 (BnF only)

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        Air France Reseau Aerien Mondial.

      Air France. [ 1939]. Color lithograph pictographic / pictorial map, 25 x 39 1/2 inches, professionally mounted on linen.Many tack holes in corners, little paper loss at corners and pinhole at centre of three edges, now infilled; five inch tear into left edge of poster scarcely noticeable. Image is bright and clean. Printed in bright colors enhanced with gilt, this map features sea monsters, sailing ships and planes decorating the various bodies of water, along with landscapes, wildlife and people found around the world. Shows Air France routes Now in Service, Proposed Service, and Service Temporarily Discontinued. Printed at lower right corner: 291 C6 AF -Printed in France - Perceval Paris. Lucien Boucher designed an outstanding series of decorative map posters for Air France from the 1930s to the 1950s. The Smithsonian Natioanl Air and Space Museum dates this map to 1939.

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        The Mask Of Dimitrios.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1939. FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. A Haycraft-Queen cornerstone novel. Octavo, pp.320. Publisher's cloth, lightly worn with a few small marks, spine sunned. A very good copy. With an important presentation note to the title-page; Roy Baker / from Eric Ambler / 16 August 46. The recipient is Roy [Ward] Baker, the cult film and TV director [Quatermass, The Avengers, The Saint etc]. The present copy was inscribed during production of the film 'The October Man', being written by Ambler and directed by Baker. Howard Haycraft; Murder For Pleasure. Cooper & Pike; Detective Fiction , see also Haining; Crime Fiction p201.

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        Terre des hommes

      First edition, one of 23 numbered copies on Hollande paper, tirage de tête after one copy on Whatman and 9 on China paper.Light brown Oasis goatskin by Morina Mongin, covers and spine with dreamlike decoration of humanized mountains after a drawing by Peter Sis, printed in brown colored film and heightened in ochre, sky-blue suede pastedowns, brown suede endpapers, the first endpaper with a lunette of modified sky-blue leather printed in colored film, covers and spine preserved. Half light brown Oasis goatskin slipcase, wood-effect paper boards lined with brown suede; a spectacular set.A fine copy with all margins in a handsome binding reaching back to the pilot's spirit, for whom every mountain, every valley, every house is "a landscape which could be friend or foe."  Gallimard Paris 1939 13,5x19,5cm relié sous étui

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        [Der Zauberberg] Magic Mountain, The [Signed]

      First Edition New York Alfred A. Knopf 1939 First Printing of this first one-volume edition of Mann's masterpiece, one of the most influential works of 20th century German literature. Translated into English from the German by H. T. Lowe-Porter. Thick 8vo: [10],900pp. Publisher's finely woven slate-blue cloth, spine stamped in gilt, Mann's monogram in blind to upper cover, top edge stained pale yellow, illustrated dust jacket (price-clipped). Signed by the author in blue ink on the front fly leaf. A Fine unread copy, square and tight; better than Near Fine jacket with brief edge wear. Fine ¶ "In 1929, Thomas Mann received the Nobel Prize for literature. In the laudatio his second great novel, Der Zauberberg [The Magic Mountain, 1924], was not mentioned?to the author's dismay and fear that future generations would only remember him for his first novel, Buddenbrooks (1901). His apprehensions were unfounded. For decades, The Magic Mountain has ranked among the greatest novels of the 20th century and has consistently been included in "Great Books" courses due to its intellectual stature, its allegorical depiction of European history in the years before World War I, and Mann's interweaving of universal themes?the seductions of love and death, man's frailty and inhumanity, and the ephemerality of life?with his presentation of a civilization in crisis. [The book is ranked no. 9 on Daniel S. Burt's The Novel 100, a list of the 100 greatest novels of all time, and is also ranked high on numerous other lists of literary high spots.] . . . The Magic Mountain centers around the engineer Hans Castorp from a Hanseatic city who, at the age of twenty-three, visits his cousin Joachim Ziemssen at the sanatorium Berghof near Davos, Switzerland, in 1907. Subsequently diagnosed with tuberculosis, Castorp stays on the mountain for seven years. As in Mann's previous works Buddenbrooks and Death in Venice, the motif of departure from a respectable bourgeois existence to a world of disease and death, resulting in the dissolution of the previous life and its responsibilities, plays a pivotal role. Castorp succumbs to a morbid interest in death, and abandons his career to embrace a life of lethargy." (Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Archives photographiques de la famille arménienne Melikoff

      - Ensemble de documents : un album de photographies (1939-1940, 16 x 22 cm, 26 pp., 33 photos), env. 80 tirages photographiques (début XXe-années 1970, formats divers), 3 cartes postales. Un beau portrait du général Nicolas Melikoff (1888-1930), des photographies de guerre (Ukraine et France, 1939-1940) et photographies familiales (costumes traditionnels, portraits, scènes de famille, voyages). Il s?agit probablement d?une branche, émigrée en France, de la célèbre famille Loris-Melikoff. * Russie / Géorgie / Arménie * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. * La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Du fait de notre participation au Salon international du livre de New York, les expéditions ne se pourront faire qu'après le 15 mars. Merci de votre compréhension et de votre patience. *** Due to our participation to the New York International Book Fair, books won't be able to be shipped until after March 15. Thank you for your understanding and your patience. *** Langue : Français

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        PAPERMAKING BY HAND IN INDIA.

      NY: Pynson Printers, 1939. 9 x 11. 129, (5), pages followed by 27 specimens of Indian handmade papers, some colored. Quarter black leather & India-print cloth. A few small chips to leather spine & rubbed rear joint; bookplate on pastedown; contents are fine; worn slipcase is missing the bottom panel. With the prospectus and a specimen of Shogun paper. One of 370 numbered copies, signed by Hunter and by the printer Elmer Adler.

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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....

      New York. R. H. Macy & Co. 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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        Merchant of Yonkers

      1939 - WILDER, Thornton. The Merchant of Yonkers. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1939. Octavo, original pale orange cloth, pictorial endpapers, original dust jacket. $3800.First edition, inscribed on the half title by Wilder in the year of publication, the year after he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Our Town, "For —- —-, Greetings of Thornton Wilder, New Haven, April 27, 1939." A beautiful copy.Wilder’s Merchant of Yonkers premiered in Boston and New York in 1938, the same year his play, Our Town, won the Pulitzer Prize. "Perhaps Wilder’s most popular work," The Merchant of Yonkers was "his adaptation of one of Nestroy’s farces (Einen Jux will er sich machen, based on A Day Well Spent by John Oxenford). Merchant of Yonkers, later revised by Wilder and titled The Matchmaker, ran "in New York from December 1955 to February 2, 1957 The musical comedy version of the latter—Hello, Dolly!—ran in New York from January 16, 1964, to December 27, 1970" (Selected Letters, 364n). "A spectacular success," Michael Stewart’s libretto for Hello, Dolly! closely followed Wilder’s comedy (Hartnoll, 892). Copyright page with "4-9 First Edition," Code of "C-O" indicating publication in March 1939. Bruccoli & Clark III:367. Book fine; very lightest edge-wear to colorful about-fine dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        VERVE, AN ARTISTIC AND LITERARY QUARTERLY, VOLUME 1, NUMBERS TWO, THREE AND FOUR

      Paris: Tériade, 1938-1939. Folio, 128, 132, 140 numbered pages, the English-language edition, with covers by Georges Braque, Pierre Bonnard and Georges Rouault. The list of contributors, both artists and writers, still astonishes by its eclectic richness: -- André Malraux, James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, André Gide, Matisse, Chagall, MIro, Jean-Paul Sartre, Brassai, Kandinsky, many oihers. Text paper slightly toned at the edges, else internally fine and without markings of any kind. This set of three is bound in terra-cotta cloth with the single word "VERVE" at the bottom of the front cover in silver, a design repeated at the top of the spine. Light wear to the terra cotta cloth; mild rubbing and shelf wear to the base of the spine and bottom corners. A beautiful copy. The book is oversized and heavy and will require additional postage and insurance, at cost.

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        Proof sheet and book of proof engravings from unpublished Cranach Press Robinson Crusoe.

      Weimar: Cranach Press, 1938; 1939. Single leaf, plus 18ff. booklet. Proof of the first page of Robinson Crusoe, printed by Cranach Press in black and red, with two woodcut illustrations by Edward Gordon Craig. The proof is inscribed, "To D[aphne Woodward] from EGC 1938 Xmas," and further states, "Printed in Weimar - at Ct Kessler's press by Cole." Another hand has noted, "Rare proof of the 4th trial." Together with: a handmade booklet created for poet and playwright Percy MacKaye by Craig. The first page is inscribed "For Percy MacKay from EGC. February 1939. 12 of the Robinsons - Big & small 50 have been already cut - should be double this number at least." Thereafter follows eleven pages containing twelve tipped-in proof illustrations in various states printed on several different kinds of paper. Each woodcut is inscribed by Craig to McKaye and dated, with the state number, limitation, and copy number. A few of the illustrations also include Craig's handwritten notes, such as his statement that the two initials pasted on one page will be joined by fifteen or twenty more throughout the finished book. He also mentions that an unlettered extra copy of a woodcut showing a ship buffeted by waves "needs still more cutting." For decades, Edward Gordon Craig nurtured an interest in Daniel Defoe's story about the castaway Robinson Crusoe. Craig's copy of the book was well-read and heavily annotated, with the phrase "My beloved book" written by him on one of the pages, clearly revealing his feelings for the story. He created sketches and even cut numerous blocks for an illustrated edition of the book he hoped to one day publish. After the success of the Cranach Press Hamlet, for which Craig contributed the illustrations, he and the Press's Count Harry Kessler began to develop an edition of Robinson Crusoe, using the illustrations Craig had assembled over the years. They got so far as to print trial proofs of the first page of the book, set in the Hamlet type Edward Johnston had designed, before World War II derailed their plans. The illustrated edition of Robinson Crusoe for which Craig had so long prepared was not published until 1979 by the Basilisk Press. These proofs offer a fascinating glimpse into the long process of bringing Craig's dream to fruition and his excitement to put his mark on his "beloved book." Booklet wrapped in blue handmade paper and sewn with green string; housed in original mailing envelope, postmarked 1939. Left edge of some of the proofs show glue residue; otherwise, both the proof sheet and booklet are in fine condition. (Franklin, Fond of Printing, pp. 22, 26, 84).

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

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

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        [Books into Film] Goodbye to Berlin [Sally Bowles]

      First Edition London Hogarth Press 1939 First Impression of these "Brilliant sketches of a society in decay" (Orwell). 8vo: 317,[1]pp. Publisher's coarsely woven oatmeal-colored cloth, spine stamped crimson with matching top-stain. Near Fine, cloth and edges dust-soiled, lettering slightly faded, but pages clean, tight and bright. According to Woolmer (451), only 3350 copies were printed. Near Fine ¶A series of six loosely interconnected character sketches that unfold against the backdrop of the doomed Weimar Republic. Despite Isherwood's disclaimer, Goodbye to Berlin is firmly rooted in his biography; all the principle characters were inspired by people he had known. Isherwood originally envisioned a sweeping Tolstoyan novel combining the characters from Goodbye to Berlin and Mr. Norris Changes Trains (in fact, both novels are often packaged as The Berlin Stories and both were later adapted for stage and film, most memorably in the Tony Award-winning musical Cabaret [1966] and the film of the same name [1972], for which Liza Minnelli won an Academy Award. "Written in the shadow of the Second World War, [Goodbye to Berlin] offers a valedictory portrait of the demimonde of Berlin, commemorating the 'decadent' bars and nightclubs that were subsequently closed by the Nazis, and immortalizing the people?Jews and homosexuals?who were most at risk under the Third Reich." (Literary Encyclopedia) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Systems of Logic Based on Ordinals.

      London: C.F. Hodgson & Son, 1939. Offprint of his PhD thesis - the copy of Robin Gandy. First edition, the incredibly rare offprint issue, and the copy of Robin Gandy, of Turing's PhD thesis, "one of the key documents in the history of mathematics and computer science" (Appel), and perhaps Turing's most formidable paper. "Systems of logic based on ordinals is a profound work of first rank importance. Among its achievements are the exploration of a means of circumventing Gödel's incompleteness theorems; the introduction of the concept of an 'oracle machine,' thereby opening the field of relative computability; and, in the wake of the demolition of the Hilbert programme (by Gödel, Turing and Church), an analysis of the place of intuition in mathematics and logic" (Copeland, p. 126). "Turing's 1938 Princeton PhD thesis, Systems of logic based on ordinals, which includes his notion of an oracle machine, has had a lasting influence on computer science and mathematics... A work of philosophy as well as mathematics, Turing's thesis envisions a practical goal - a logical system to formalize mathematical proofs so that they can be checked mechanically. If every step of a theorem could be verified mechanically, the burden on intuition would be limited to the axioms... Turing's vision of 'constructive systems of logic for practical use' has become reality: in the twenty-first century, automated 'formal methods' are now routine" (Appel). Turing studied at King's College, Cambridge, becoming a Fellow in 1935. In that year he attended the logic lectures of the topologist M. H. A. Newman, from which he learned of the Entscheidungsproblem: Could there exist, at least in principle, a definite method or process by which it could be decided whether any given mathematical assertion was provable? His negative answer to this question was published in 1936 as On computable numbers, with an application to the Entscheidungsproblem,' shortly after Alonzo Church at Princeton had published his own solution. Turing's paper, containing the description of his 'universal machine,' is now recognized as the founding theoretical work of modern computer science. "It was only natural that the mathematician M. H. A. Newman should suggest that Turing come to Princeton to work with Church. Some of the greatest logicians in the world, thinking about the issues that in later decades became the foundation of computer science, were in Princeton's (old) Fine Hall in the 1930s: Gödel, Church, Stephen Kleene, Barkley Rosser, John von Neumann, and others. In fact, it is hard to imagine a more appropriate place for Turing to have pursued graduate study. After publishing his great result on computability, Turing spent two years (1936-38) at Princeton, writing his PhD thesis on 'ordinal logics' with Church as his adviser... "[In his PhD thesis], Turing turns his attention from computation to logic. Gödel and Church would not have called themselves computer scientists: they were mathematical logicians; and even Turing, when he got his big 1936 result 'On computable numbers,' was answering a question in logic posed by Hilbert in 1928. Turing's thesis, Systems of Logic Based on Ordinals, takes Gödel's stunning incompleteness theorems as its point of departure. Gödel had shown that if a formal axiomatic system (of at least minimal expressive power) is consistent, then it cannot be complete. And not only is the system incomplete, but the formal statement of the consistency of the system is true and unprovable if the system is consistent. Thus if we already have informal or intuitive reasons for accepting the axioms of the system as true, then we ought to accept the statement of its consistency as a new axiom. And then we can apply the same considerations to the new system; that is, we can iterate the process of adding consistency statements as new axioms. In his thesis, Turing investigated that process systematically by iterating it into the constructive transfinite, taking unions of logical systems at limit ordinal notations. His main result was that one can thereby overcome incompleteness for an important class of arithmetical statements (though not for all)... "Just as one of the strengths of Turing's great 1936 paper was its philosophical component--in which he explains the motivation for the Turing machine as a model of computation--here in the PhD thesis he is also motivated by philosophical concerns, as in section 9: 'We might hope to obtain some intellectually satisfying system of logical inference (for the proof of number theoretic theorems) with some ordinal logic. Gödel's theorem shows that such a system cannot be wholly mechanical, but with a complete ordinal logic we should be able to confine the non-mechanical steps entirely to verifications that particular formulae are ordinal formulae.' "Turing greatly expands on these philosophical motivations in section 11 of the thesis. His program, then, is this: We wish to reason in some logic, so that our proofs can be mechanically checked (for example, by a Turing machine). Thus we don't need to trust our students and journal-referees to check our proofs. But no (sufficiently expressive) logic can be complete, as Gödel showed. If we are using a given logic, sometimes we may want to reason about statements unprovable in that logic. Turing's proposal is to use an ordinal logic sufficiently high in the hierarchy; checking proofs in that logic will be completely mechanical, but the one 'intuitive' step remains of verifying ordinal formulas... "But the PhD thesis contains, almost as an aside, an enormously influential mathematical insight. Turing invented the notion of oracles, in which one kind of computer consults from time to time, in an explicitly axiomatized way, a more powerful kind. Oracle computations are now an important part of the tool kit of both mathematicians and computer scientists working in computability theory and computational complexity theory. This method may actually be the most significant result in Turing's PhD thesis" (Appel, Chapter 1: The Birth of Computer Science at Princeton in the 1930s). The preparation of the thesis was somewhat protracted, partly because of the clash of styles between Church and Turing. Turing found Church's lectures "ponderous and excessively precise; by contrast, Turing's native style was rough-and-ready and prone to minor errors" (Feferman, p. 4). "[Turing] ended up with a draft containing the main results by Christmas of 1937. But then he wrote Philip Hall [who had been his undergraduate tutor at Cambridge] in March 1938 that the work on his thesis was 'proving rather intractable, and I am always rewriting parts of it.' Later he wrote that 'Church made a number of suggestions which resulted in the thesis being expanded to an appalling length'." (ibid., p. 5). Church's influence may have also been partly responsible for the rather muted reception of the thesis. "One reason that the reception of Turing's [PhD thesis] may have been so limited is that (no doubt at Church's behest) it was formulated in terms of the ?-calculus, which makes expressions for the ordinals and formal systems very hard to understand" (Appel, loc.cit., p. 4). Following an oral examination in May, on which his performance was noted as 'Excellent,' Turing was granted his PhD in June 1938. Provenance: From the library of Robin Oliver Gandy (1919-95). "[Gandy's] interest in [mathematical logic] commenced through his wartime acquaintance with Alan Turing as far back as 1944. His twin interests in the foundations of science and mathematics were fostered by Turing. These interests moulded a career which always seemed larger than his publication list, although that grew in diversity with the years to include some seminal papers. Initially, he read widely and published little, but around 1960 he started to produce the major results which made him an international figure in the theory of abstract recursion and in effective, descriptive set theory. There were also major conceptual innovations such as the theory of inductive definitions, and a plethora of ingenious intricate proofs in different corners of the subject. He wrote papers on many areas of logic and was much in demand as a reviewer of books on the foundations of mathematics and science. He remained active and productive and was a familiar figure at international conferences until his sad and unexpected death (from an aortic rupture) on November 20th, 1995. "He was born on September 22nd, 1919, in Peppard, Oxfordshire, where his father, Thomas Gandy, was in general practice. His mother Ida Gandy earned a reputation for a sequence of books based on her early life in Wiltshire. Educated at Abbotsholme, a progressive public school, he went on to join that special elite at King's College, Cambridge, intellectual home of such famous names as E. M. Forster the novelist, J. Maynard Keynes the economist - and Alan Turing. He met Turing at a party in 1940 (Gandy's graduation year) but their early wartime careers were separate. Gandy was commissioned in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and became an expert on military radio and radar, whilst Turing joined the cryptanalysts at Bletchley Park. They were brought together at Hanslope Park in 1944 to work on a speech decipherment system, christened 'Delilah' at Gandy's suggestion because it was intended to be a 'deceiver of men'. "Their friendship continued after the war, back at King's College where Turing had resumed his fellowship. Gandy took Part III of the Mathematical Tripos with distinction, then began studying for a PhD under Turing's supervision; his successful thesis on the logical foundation of physics (On axiomatic systems in mathematics and theories in physics) was presented in 1953 and can now be seen as a bridge between his wartime expertise and later career. When Turing died in 1954 he left his mathematical books and papers to Gandy, who, in 1963, took over from Max Newman the task of editing the papers for publication" (Moschovakis & Yates, pp. 367-8). Offprints of Turing's papers are extremely rare in institutional holdings, and even more so in commerce. We have located only two copies: one in the Alan Turing Archive at King's College Cambridge (AMT/B/15), one at St. Andrew's, and then one in the Max Newman collection at Bletchley Park. Andrew W. Appel (ed.), Alan Turing's Systems of Logic: The Princeton Thesis, Princeton University Press, 2012; B. J. Copeland, The Essential Turing, Clarendon Press, 2004; Solomon Feferman, 'Turing's Thesis,' Notices of the American Mathematical Society, Vol. 53, 2006, pp. 1-8; Andrew Hodges, Alan Turing: The Enigma, 1983, pp. 142-3; Yiannis Moschovakis & Mike Yates, 'In Memoriam: Robin Oliver Gandy 1919-1995', Bulletin of Symbolic Logic, Vol. 2, 1996, pp. 367-370. Offprint from: Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society, Second Series, Vol. 45, pp. 161-228. 8vo (258 x 178 mm), original printed wrappers (plain rear wrapper missing, spine worn with loss at head and foot, some light soiling, pencil inscription 'With corrections by ROG' on upper wrapper and some corrections and annotations in pencil by Gandy in text). First edition, the incredibly rare offprint issue, and the copy of Robin Gandy, of Turing's PhD thesis, "one of the key documents in the history of mathematics and computer science" (Appel), and perhaps Turing's most formidable paper. "Systems of logic based on ordinals is a profound work of first rank importance. Among its achievements are the exploration of a means of circumventing Gödel's incompleteness theorems; the introduction of the concept of an 'oracle machine,' thereby opening the field of relative computability; and, in the wake of the demolition of the Hilbert programme (by Gödel, Turing and Church), an analysis of the place of intuition in mathematics and logic" (Copeland). "Turing's 1938 Princeton PhD thesis, Systems of logic based on ordinals, which includes his notion of an oracle machine, has had a lasting influence on computer science and mathematics... A work of philosophy as well as mathematics, Turing's thesis envisions a practical goal - a logical system to formalize mathematical proofs so that they can be checked mechanically. If every step of a theorem could be verified mechanically, the burden on intuition would be limited to the axioms... Turing's vision of 'constructive systems of logic for practical use' has become reality: in the twenty-first century, automated 'formal methods' are now routine" (Appel). Offprints of Turing's papers are extremely rare in institutional holdings, and even more so in commerce. We have located only three copies: one in the Alan Turing Archive at King's College Cambridge (AMT/B/15), one at St. Andrew's, and one in the Max Newman collection at Bletchley Park. First edition, the incredibly rare offprint issue, and the copy of Robin Gandy, of Turing's PhD thesis, "one of the key documents in the history of mathematics and computer science" (Appel), and perhaps Turing's most formidable paper. "Systems of logic based on ordinals is a profound work of first rank importance. Among its achievements are the exploration of a means of circumventing Gödel's incompleteness theorems; the introduction of the concept of an 'oracle machine,' thereby opening the field of relative computability; and, in the wake of the demolition of the Hilbert programme (by Gödel, Turing and Church), an analysis of the place of intuition in mathematics and logic" (Copeland). "Turing's 1938 Princeton PhD thesis, Systems of logic based on ordinals, which includes his notion of an oracle machine, has had a lasting influence on computer science and mathematics... A work of philosophy as well as mathematics, Turing's thesis envisions a practical goal - a logical system to formalize mathematical proofs so that they can be checked mechanically. If every step of a theorem could be verified mechanically, the burden on intuition would be limited to the axioms... Turing's vision of 'constructive systems of logic for practical use' has become reality: in the twenty-first century, automated 'formal methods' are now routine" (Appel). Offprints of Turing's papers are extremely rare in institutional holdings, and even more so in commerce. We have located only three copies: one in the Alan Turing Archive at King's College Cambridge (AMT/B/15), one at St. Andrew's, and one in the Max Newman collection at Bletchley Park.

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        Hotel del Monte menus - complete set of 12 menus, featuring the Jo Mora illustrations: Historical Pageant of the Monterey Peninsula.

      1939. 12 stiff card menus, each single fold with outside dimensions of 10 x 4 3/4 inches, featuring a black and white cover illustration. Menu, information on the illustration and historical information on the Monterey Peninsula on the interior. Most menus in very good condition with occasional light soiling and some toning, a couple of 1 inch separations at upper and lower fold line, pencil notation on back of two menus; one menu in good condition with archivally mended 2 inch tears to upper left margin of both panels and adhesive residue on back panel; one menu in good condition with archivally mended 2 inch tears to lower right margin. This is the full set of images of Jo Mora's Historical Pageant of the Monterey Peninsula, commissioned by the Hotel del Monte, and here used as the cover illustrations for menus at the hotel, these dating to the time of the Golden Gate International Exposition. The titles of the scenes are: The Harbor of Refuge; The Month was December; California Began Here; Mother of the Missions; The Reward of the Pathfinder; To Live Long and Without Care; Trails the Caballeros Rode; Yankee vs. Caballero; Manana; Monterey Surrenders; Old Spain Still Lives; Heritage of a Romantic Past. A scarce set of these powerful illustrations of California history, which would be most impressive framed. All are dated 1939 except for, To Live Long and Without Care, which is dated 1938.

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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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        Forces in Molecules

      1st Edition Lancaster and New York: American Physical Society, 1939. FIRST EDITION of Feynman's undergraduate thesis at MIT, "a fundamental discovery" published in The Physical Review when he was just twenty-one. "Forces or energy--that was the choice for those seeking to apply the quantum understanding of the atom to the workings of real materials. At stake was not mere terminology but a root decision about how to conceive of a problem and how to proceed in calculating...??"As Feynman conceived the structure of molecules, forces were the natural ingredients. He saw springlike bonds with varying stiffness, atoms attracting and repelling one another. The usual energy-accounting methods seemed secondhand and euphemistic... [He demonstrated that] the force on an atom's nucleus is no more or less than the electrical force from the surrounding field of charged electrons--the electrostatic force. Once the distribution of charge has been calculated quantum mechanically, then from that point forward quantum mechanics disappears from the picture. The problem becomes classical; the nuclei can be treated as static points of mass and charge. Feynman's approach applies to all chemical bonds" (Gleick). His discovery, now known as Feynman's theorem or the Feynman-Hellmann theorem, has endured as an efficient approach to the calculation of forces in molecules.Provenance: With ownership signature of D.W. Epstein on front cover; presumably the D.W. Epstein who, along with I.G. Mallof developed the electron gun in 1934.IN: The Physical Review, Vol 56, Second Series, Number 4, August 15, 1939. Lancaster, PA and New York, NY: American Physical Society, 1939. Quarto, original wrappers. Toning around edges of wrappers, red paint marks on spine extending into front wrapper. Rare in original wrappers.Note: A custom cloth box is available for this item for an additional $225. Very Good.

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        At Swim-Two-Birds

      First American Edition New York Pantheon 1939 [but 1951] First Printing ("First published 1939" on copyright page, but actually 1951). 8vo: 316pp. Publisher's navy blue cloth spine lettered in yellow, yellow paper-covered boards titled in black, yellow typographic dust jacket printed in black and priced $3.00. Absolutely Fine, square, tight and bright (probably unread); Fine jacket slightly toned to flap folds. An absolutely exemplary example. The true first edition, published by Longmans in 1939, is a legendary rarity, though Graham Greene, comparing At Swim both to Tristram Shandy and Ulysses, had the text in mind when he called it "a book in a thousand." Burgess 99, p. 27. Fine ¶ O'Nolan's first novel concerns a "student who is writing a novel about an author, also writing a novel, whose characters begin to write about him. The frame for At Swim's many narratives is an autobiographical portrait of the artist as a young student in 1930s Dublin. Like James Joyce's Stephen Dedalus [Joyce said At Swim contains 'the true comic spirit'], the student is fond of expounding his literary theories and puts them into practice in the manuscript he is composing. This manuscript forms the greater part of At Swim, but it is regularly interrupted by the student's 'biographical reminiscences' (and other digressions). . . . The result is a farrago of literary styles . . . The rationale behind this curious structure is impeccably modern (if not exactly modernist). While still in university, O'Nolan had collaborated with some friends on what they called a 'ready-made' novel, Children of Destiny. It was to be a novel produced by assembly-line, each contributor taking a chapter and filling it to the utmost with the fictional clichés that would guarantee a best-seller. Children of Destiny was never completed and did not survive, but At Swim-Two-Birds certainly inherited its cut-and-paste philosophy." (Literary Encyclopedia) "At Swim-Two-Birds is probably a masterpiece. . . . It is a very Irish book and very funny. But it still awaits the popularity it deserves." (Burgess) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Le Mur

      First edition, one of 40 numbered copies on vélin pur fil paper, tirage de tête. Black calf by C. and J.P. Miguet (1985), spine blindtsamped á la Chinoise with title, covers mosaiced with a perspective geometric pattern in red, orange and burgundy calf, pastedowns framed in black calf, pastedowns and endpapers in burgundy suede, all edges gilt, covers and spine preserved, half black calf chemise over faint pink wood-paper, slipcase of same edged with black calf. Inscribed by Jean-Paul Sartre to Raymond Gallimard, brother of Gaston and co-owner of Gallimard, the publishers : "à Monsieur Raymond Gallimard en hommage de J.P. Sartre [to Monsieur Raymond Gallimard with best wishes J.P. Sartre]."Provenance : from the library of R. and B. L. (ex-libris).A very good copy of the only collection of Sartre's short stories, in a magnificent signed binding by Miguet.  Gallimard Paris 1939 12x19cm relié sous chemise et étui

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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. With 6 full-page colour illustrations by Freedman. Minor wear to spine ends and tips, a little rubbing to board edges, internally fresh; an excellent copy. 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.

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        Finnegans Wake.

      Faber and Faber, London. 1939 - First edition. Royal octavo. pp [iv], 628. Issued simultaneously with the U.S. edition.Bookplate on front pastedown. One corner bumped. Covers just a little marked and scuffed. First blank and last page of text unevenly tanned. Very good [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        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]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: Galerie für gegenständliche Kunst]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        Elbufergestaltung Hamburg. Architekt Konstanty Gutschow

      , 1939. 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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        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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        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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Online Bookshop Jim and Mina Stachow]
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