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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris]
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        Über den Prozess der Zivilisation. Soziogenetische und Psychogenetische Untersuchungen. 1. und 2. Band

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

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        Y. Cheung: Business Detective

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

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        Chronological List of Engagements Between The Regular Army of the United States and Various Tribes of Hostile Indians Which Occurred During the Years 1790 to 1898 Inclusive

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

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        Schlesische Volkstrachten. 1. Die niederschlesischen Volkstrachten.

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

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        The Eugenics Review vol 39-60 complete

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

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        Oor Wullie 1939 Original Artwork Dudley D Watkins

      DC Thomson, UK 1939 - Oor Wullie Original Artwork by Dudley D Watkins circa 1939 DC Thomson. Very early example of Oor Wullie original artwork. 'Wullie scrumpin' for apples' 1/3 story board drawn by Dudley Dexter Watkins (1907-1969) in Indian ink to card. Circa 1939. Measures approx 7" x 15". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        World Wonders. A Pictorial Map.

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

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

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

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        Handwerkliche Holzverbindungen für Zimmerer (Gebundene Ausgabe)von Manfred Gerner (Autor)

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

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        THE GARDEN PARTY AND OTHER STORIES

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

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        Papermaking by hand in India

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

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        Raumbildalbum - Der Erste Großdeutsche Reichskriegertag

      NS-Reichskriegerbund (Hg): Der Erste Großdeutsche Reichskriegertag. Textgestaltung: Otto Riebicke. Raumbildaufnahmen von Professor Heinrich Hoffmann. München, Raumbild-Verlag, 1939. Komplett mit Brille und allen Bildern. Sehr schöner Zustand. Selten !

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        A.A. Milne sends a humorous letter to his close friend lamenting rejection by Punch Magazine

      Sussex, England: , August 31, 1939. Sussex, England, August 31, 1939. 5.5" x 7.5". "One page ALS written extensively on both verso and recto, signed by A.A. Milne as ""Blue"" , his nickname given to him by his son Christopher Robin, and elsewhere in his letter as ""A.A. Milne"". Dated ""Aug 31st '39"" , 5.5"" x 7.5"" on stationary with letterhead of Cotchford Farm, Hartfield, Sussex. Expected center fold. Tiny faded stain dot. Near fine condition.A highly revealing letter with lots to sleuth about. Milne first compares some of his more boisterous articles to that of Stephen P. H Butler Leacock, ""Mr. Knox, he deliberately chose (or he told me the more ""boisterous"" - ie Leacockish - articles (burlesques and what not) as having been less reproduced than the others."" At the time, Stephen P. H Butler Leacock was the best known English speaking humorist in the world. Such period examples of Leacock's humor are:Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl.Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.He flung himself from the room, flung himself upon his horse and rode madly off in all directions.So one can surmise from Milne's comment, that the chosen writing examples by Mr. Knox were using Milne's well known jocular humor. Further in the letter Milne also humorously laments that he sent an article to Punch magazine that was rejected by the editor who was unaware that the article was written by Milne. In his jocular accounting of this event Milne wrote :""But this will amuse you. In Punch this week is an article called The Organizer. I wrote it, at the persuasion of the family, it being exactly what happens here. Daff sent it up as by C.P. Brice from the address of a niece of mine, and it was rejected by return of post! I wrote to Knox , more in sorrow than in anger, to say that while I couldn't claim that anything I wrote was ""good enough for Punch"" it should be good enough for a few encouraging words from somebody, and that it was difficult for me to tell your writers that it was the work, and not the name which counted, if my own work was only accepted when signed""Milne's final travesty he describes in his letter was about land he was attempting to acquire in 1939 which was, unbeknownst to him, owned by Brian Thynne of Muntham Court, a family deeply trenched in UK history with the manor of Muntham dated back to the conquest. In Milne's letter he laments:""Here's another funny thing. I have been buying some land here which was said to be mortgaged to the Midland bank. Yesterday (after months of argument) my (illegible) sent the agreement drawn up as between A.A. Milne and --Brian Thynne of Muntham Court! WHY?""Brian Thynne, youngest son of Ulric Thynne, was the owner of the Victorian mansion, Muntham Court. Muntham had been home to several of the Thynne family, who were kinsmen to the Marquis of Bath. Brian became a well known aviator and from 1936 to 1939, Brian commanded 601 Squadron and in the latter year became a Fighter Command controller. He was made a CBE. After being demobbed from the RAF at the end of World War Two, his father gave him the sticky task of negotiating with the War Ministry for compensation for all the damage that had been inflicted by the military on Muntham Court during the war. It would appear that at this time Brian had placed Munthan on the market to sell (although it may have been parceled and split up) as Brian went off to live in Spain. However there is no record that Milne ever went through with the purchase.An incredibly intriguing letter spanning various unrelated events in Milne's life, none the less worthy of additional research!"

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        Yerma

      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. Les cahiers du journal des poètes Paris 1939 14x19cm broché

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        Das Politische Plakat. Eine psychologische Betrachtung

      Munchen (Munich): Zentralverlag der NSDAP (The Nazi Party). Franz Eher Nachf., 1939. 2nd Edition. Cloth. Very Good. 8vo. 21.5 by 15.5 cm. 248 pp. Copiously illustrated in color. This work was allegedly commissioned by Hitler himself to serve as a handbook on how to design posters to serve most effectively as propaganda. To this end, Schockel analyzes at great depth the posters produced by the Entente powers in the First World War against Germany -- the posters of Britain, France, Russia and the United States. Schockel argues that the German defeat was not in small part because it lost the propaganda war, with its comparatively lame poster campaigns. Schockel also surveys briefly the entirety of poster history, before and after the First World War, with then an extensive discussion of Nazi poster art up to then. Schockel's arguments can be insightful and fascinating even when loathsome, and the posters shown are often visually compelling even when serving an invidious cause. This being a Nazi-sponsored work, there is the obligatory noxious derision of posters designed by Jewish artists, which is a muddling digression from the primary thrust of the analysis. Spine sunned. Light wear to cloth. Otherwise, a clean, tight copy, and very good or better.

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        La Drogue et son milieu -

      Maugard 1939 -, Rouen - 1 volume. In-12. 238 pp. Reliure bradel demi-papier noir. Plats de papier brique avec mosaïque e pastilles de papier noir. Dos lisse mosaïqué de pastilles de papier rouge brique. Couverture et dos conservés. Reliure signée Pierre-Lucien MARTIN. Très bel état. Précieuse reliure de Pierre-Lucien MARTIN non signée exécutée pour sa bibliothèque personnelle, avec cette note autographe signée de Jean Vertex " A l'ami Pierre-Lucien Martin Roi de la reliure qui a sévi lui aussi contre la drogue pour la mettre en valeur par son talent". Jean Vertex a enquêté durant trois ans sur le milieu de la drogue: "J'ai donc également écarté l'enquête, le reportage et le roman, au profit d'un genre intermédiaire que je nomme tout bonnement récit et qui participe, quant à la méthode, des trois genres précédents. J'entends bien que cet ouvrage n'a pas été conçu avec l'idée d'élever un monument littéraire, mais avec l'intention d'apporter un simple témoignage Je dis ce que j'ai vu, et rien que ce que j'ai vu. J'ai écrit sans passion, non pas pour juger et condamner, mais pour raconter et révéler: à chacun de conclure ensuite". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A.A. Milne sends a humorous letter to his close friend lamenting rejection by Punch Magazine

      Sussex, England, August 31, 1939. 5.5" x 7.5". "One page ALS written extensively on both verso and recto, signed by A.A. Milne as ""Blue"" , his nickname given to him by his son Christopher Robin, and elsewhere in his letter as ""A.A. Milne"". Dated ""Aug 31st '39"" , 5.5"" x 7.5"" on stationary with letterhead of Cotchford Farm, Hartfield, Sussex. Expected center fold. Tiny faded stain dot. Near fine condition.A highly revealing letter with lots to sleuth about. Milne first compares some of his more boisterous articles to that of Stephen P. H Butler Leacock, ""Mr. Knox, he deliberately chose (or he told me the more ""boisterous"" - ie Leacockish - articles (burlesques and what not) as having been less reproduced than the others."" At the time, Stephen P. H Butler Leacock was the best known English speaking humorist in the world. Such period examples of Leacock's humor are:Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl.Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.He flung himself from the room, flung himself upon his horse and rode madly off in all directions.So one can surmise from Milne's comment, that the chosen writing examples by Mr. Knox were using Milne's well known jocular humor. Further in the letter Milne also humorously laments that he sent an article to Punch magazine that was rejected by the editor who was unaware that the article was written by Milne. In his jocular accounting of this event Milne wrote :""But this will amuse you. In Punch this week is an article called The Organizer. I wrote it, at the persuasion of the family, it being exactly what happens here. Daff sent it up as by C.P. Brice from the address of a niece of mine, and it was rejected by return of post! I wrote to Knox , more in sorrow than in anger, to say that while I couldn't claim that anything I wrote was ""good enough for Punch"" it should be good enough for a few encouraging words from somebody, and that it was difficult for me to tell your writers that it was the work, and not the name which counted, if my own work was only accepted when signed""Milne's final travesty he describes in his letter was about land he was attempting to acquire in 1939 which was, unbeknownst to him, owned by Brian Thynne of Muntham Court, a family deeply trenched in UK history with the manor of Muntham dated back to the conquest. In Milne's letter he laments:""Here's another funny thing. I have been buying some land here which was said to be mortgaged to the Midland bank. Yesterday (after months of argument) my (illegible) sent the agreement drawn up as between A.A. Milne and --Brian Thynne of Muntham Court! WHY?""Brian Thynne, youngest son of Ulric Thynne, was the owner of the Victorian mansion, Muntham Court. Muntham had been home to several of the Thynne family, who were kinsmen to the Marquis of Bath. Brian became a well known aviator and from 1936 to 1939, Brian commanded 601 Squadron and in the latter year became a Fighter Command controller. He was made a CBE. After being demobbed from the RAF at the end of World War Two, his father gave him the sticky task of negotiating with the War Ministry for compensation for all the damage that had been inflicted by the military on Muntham Court during the war. It would appear that at this time Brian had placed Munthan on the market to sell (although it may have been parceled and split up) as Brian went off to live in Spain. However there is no record that Milne ever went through with the purchase.An incredibly intriguing letter spanning various unrelated events in Milne's life, none the less worthy of additional research!"

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        TEN LITTLE NIGGERS

      London: Collins, [1939]., 1939. First edition. First edition. The true first edition that precedes the U. S. edition, published in 1940 using the title AND THEN THERE WERE NONE. Still later it was titled as TEN LITTLE INDIANS. Some minor foxing to the fore-edges, else near fine copy in dust jacket with light professional restoration to the spine ends, corners, and extremities. This is the first issue dust jacket with 7s./6d. at the bottom of the front dust jacket flap, and eleven listed book titles on the rear panel. An attractive copy of one of the author's finest works in which visitors to an island are picked off one by one as the layers of criminal obfuscation increase. A Catalogue of Crime 750 says, "A Tour de force on the following trapeze: invitations go out to a group of people, all of whom have been responsible for the death of someone by negligence or intent. The island on which the party is gathered is owned by the would-be avenger of all those deaths. The events and the tension produced by the gradual polishing off of the undetected culprits are beautifully done. One improbability, well hidden, makes the whole thing plausible." Adey's Locked Room Murders 442 says "Death by various means of ten people ... out of ten ... on an isolated island." The basis for no fewer than four film adaptations, the first of which is in-arguably the definitive version was produced in 1945, and starred Barry Sullivan, Walter Houston, Judith Anderson, and Louis Hayward, a 1965 adaptation starred Hugh O'Brian, Shirley Eaton, Fabian, and Stanley Holloway, a 1974 version starred Richard Attenborough, Charles Aznavour, and Oliver Reed, and a 1989 version starred Donald Pleasence and Brenda Vaccaro. An exceptional copy of a cornerstone of crime fiction.

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        Grossdeutschland im Weltgeschehen : Tagesbildberichte 1939. Geleitwort Hans Fritzsche. Das Bildmaterial stellte bereit: [Lichtbildarchiv] Heinrich Hoffmann, Reichsbildberichterstatter der NSDAP.

      (Herausgeber: Oberregierungsrat im Reichsministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda Ernst Braekow, Das Bildmaterial stellte bereit: Prof. Heinrich Hoffmann, Reichsbildberichterstatter der NSDAP) - Berlin, Verlag Kasper & Co, 1939, Ledereinband, Großformat quer, ca. 213 einmontierte Fotos mit Beschreibung auf 72 Kartonseiten Das Buch ist innenwie aussen in Einwandfreiem Zustand,

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        Weird Tales Magazine

      olume 33 Number 3 1939 - An early 20th century issue ofthisinteresting American magazine. Contains the second printing of the Quest of Iranon by HP Lovecraft. The first was in the Galleon in 1935. Both printings are extremely scarce. Weird Tales was an American fantasy and horror fiction pulp magazine. It was first established in March 1923 and its most recent publication was Spring 2014. A scarce edition of the magazine. This edition was edited by Farnsworth Wright who began editing the publication in November1924 until March 1940. In total he edited 179 issues during the magazine's peak in its publication. With the cover art by Virgil Finlay, a famous and popular American pulp fantasy, horror and science fiction illustrator. Finlay is instrumental in the pulp magazine history, with one of the foremost contributors to the genre. His workhas also been regarded asvery imaginable, memorable and original with hiscross hatching and scratch board techniques. This work contains stories by many notable pulp fantasy and horror writers such as Duane W Rimel, Clifford Ball, August W Derleth, H P Lovecraft, Ralph Milne Farley and Manly Wade Wellman. Lovecraft is a notable author as he achieved posthumous fame through his horror fiction works. His works were only published in magazines during his lifetime and he died in poverty. However, he is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th century authors in this genre. The work of his to this volume is his The Quest of Iranon, which was first published four years earlier in Galleon magazine. Illustrated throughout, with numerous vignettes. Condition: In original paper wraps. Externally, generally smart with some chipping to the bottom edge of both front and rear wrap, heavier to front wrap. Loss to the head and tail of spine and to the external top corner of rear wrap. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are age toned due to paper used but clean throughout. Overall: GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Case of the Rolling Bones

      William Morrow, 1939 A fine first edition in a very good dust jacket with original price of $2.00 still on front flap of dust jacket and year of 1939 on title page and no mention of later printings on copyright page. A few very small chips on dust jacket, and some fraying at top of spine of jacket.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good.

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        Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor.

      London: Country Life, 1939 - Quarto. Original decorated paper boards with green cloth spine. With the dust jacket. Ownership inscription of front free endpaper. Jacket with some nicks, chips and closed-tears (some loss from spine), back panel toned and slightly stained, binding a little worn at tail of spine and partially split, partial offsetting to title page and final leaf of text, yet overall a good clean copy. Illustrated throughout by Peake. First edition, first impression of the author's rare first book. "One of the first casualties of the blitz was Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor. The warehouse containing all available copies of the book was among the first to be bombed. Every copy was destroyed, cutting off Mervyn's income from that source and turning into rarities such copies as had already been sold" (John Watney, Mervyn Peake, p. 101). The exigencies of war precluded immediate reprinting and only in 1945 was the book reissued. Watney, Mervyn Peake, p. 246. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        IL TELEGRAFO. Quotidiano livornese. Raccolta di oltre seicentocinquanta numeri del periodo bellico, tra il 1939 e il 1943. 1939-1943.

      1939. Interessante raccolta che ripercorre giorno dopo giorno le vicende della seconda guerra mondiale. Numerosi fascicoli consecutivi, ben conservati. Il giornale contiene quotidianamente la "Cronaca di Lucca". Codice libreria 43137.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Pera]
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        SECRET DESPATCHES FROM ARABIA Published by Permission of the Foreign Office

      Waltham: Golden Cockerel Press. Very Good+. 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Spotting to boards. Small bookseller's sticker to front pastedown; Original quarter black morocco. Limited edition of 970 copies, of which this is #265. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Card slipcase; 8vo; 174 pages .

      [Bookseller: Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore]
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        MIKE MULLIGAN AND HIS STEAM SHOVEL

      Houghton Mifflin Company, NEW YORK 1939 - First Edition, in probable second issue dj with all requisite points (1939 on title page, advertisement for Choo Choo on rear dustjacket flap, title only to yellow dustjacket spine with publisher's name abbreviated, except price on front flap, which is $2. Five or six small closed tears at bottom of pages, plus some kidsmudging. bottom quarter of several pages appears smudged, erased maybe. A really well-loved copy. Dust jacket Very good minus, with a chip, a closed tear, and two small rubbed through places on spine. Solid copy of beloved children's classic, alas-yet-appropriately, owned and finger-loved, by children! Story features Mike Mulligan and his beloved steam shovel Mary Anne, who together, with pride and craft, excavated dirt for highways, railroads, skyscrapers, and canals. Faced with impinging pressure from newfangled gasoline- and diesel-powered motor shovels, Mike and Mary Anne felt edged out. Finally the two of them landed a job excavating for the new town hall in Popperville and here the story turns. Must read the book, for this and other reasons, not least among them being that it was this bookseller's FBE - FAVORITE BOOK EVER! Good Plus in Very Good Minus Dustjacket [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: AARDVARK BOOKS, Member ABAA, ILAB & IOBA]
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        The Great Man Votes (Original screenplay for the 1939 film, presentation copy signed by cast and crew)

      Santa Monica: RKO Radio Pictures, 1939. Bound presentation script for the 1939 film, based on the 1933 short story by Gordon Malherbe Hillman originally published in "American Magazine." SIGNED by members of the cast and crew, including stars John Barrymore, Peter Holden, Virginia Weidler, and Donald McBride, director Garson Kanin, screenwriter John Twist, and producers Cliff Reid and Pandro S. Berman. Presented to newspaper film critic Karl Krug, with his name in gilt on the front board. One of John Barrymore's final films, where he plays a terminally ill man who has to cast the deciding vote in a town's mayoral election. 6.75 x 9 inches (17 x 23 cm). Mimeographed, bound in flexible leather boards with gilt stamping. Very Good plus, with a small dampstain to the front page edge.

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        THE DANDY MONSTER COMIC 1939

      D.C. Thomson & Co Ltd. 1939 - 1939. Fair condition with no wrapper. The very first Dandy annual! Yellow pictorial front cover, blue and red pictorial spine. Two-tone and b/w illustrations throughout. 128 pages. Spine badly damaged split down edges, some areas of surface loss all taped over with see through tape. Board edges worn. Front and rear joint weak, some hinges pulled. Belongs to box completed neatly in ink. Pages browned. Rear endpaper part stuck at spine edge to last page. Apart from the spine this is a reasonable copy of a scarce annual. [S] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bötzow Brauerei 75 Jahre. 1864-1939. Größte Brauerei Berlins. 25 Originalfotos. Mit dazugehöriger Stereobrille.

      München: Raumbild-Verlag Otto Schönstein, 1939 - 19 S., 25 Bilder. Erste Ausgabe. Sehr gut erhalten. - Mit 3D-Effekt. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Candle in the Dark. A Postcript to Despair.

      The Viking Press, NY 1939 - 88 pgs. Good to Very Good condition hardcover, no jacket. Navy boards with blind stamp decorative front cover, tan spine, top edge of textblock is colored red. Internally clean, tight, unmarked. Exterior is has one light paint spot on front cover and a bump to edge of back cover affecting the edge of the last few pages. "First published November 1939" on copyright page. In a time of war and global turmoil, Edman's words are a clear flickering "Candle in the Dark", sharing the timeless darkness but offering glimpses of light and hope. Excerpt: "The crisis of civilization through which we are living is, though a tragic moment, a moment only in the history of the cosmos, an episode only in the history of men. History moves along in waves; we are caught in the roughest surf today, and hurled about by it. But in the midst of the ocean it will be calm tomorrow. In its depths it is calm today.". Irwin Edman was a professor of philosophy, as well as an author of poetry and some fiction. His works include "Philosopher’s Holiday","Richard Kane Looks at Life", "Four Ways of Philosophy","Philosopher's Quest", and "Arts and the Man - An Introduction to Aesthetics". #346 Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Paper Making by Hand in India

      Pynson Printers, New York 1939 - Decorated paper sides, black calf spine, slipcase. Slight wear at bottom of the spine, otherwise fine. One of 370 copies, signed by Hunter and the printer Elmer Adler, with the prospectus. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        The Hound of Death. And Other Stories.

      London: The Crime Club, Collins, [1939 or later] - Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to spine in black. Spine rolled and faded, a few marks to boards, tips rubbed, contents mildly foxed. A very good copy. An early printing of the Crime Club edition, with integral title page (the first issue is denoted by a cancel title page). This book was first published by Odhams in 1933 as part of a promotion in association with the periodical "The Passing Show", after the Crime Club declined to do so. However, Collins later took over a small number of sheets and issued the book under The Crime Club imprint. The third impression of the Collins Crime Club edition was issued in January 1939; this reprint is presumably after that. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Rosamund's Castle.

      London: The Girls Own Paper Office,, 1939. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to front cover and spine gilt. with the dust jacket. Bookplate to front pastedown, bright dust jacket lightly nicked to corners, price clipped. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Paper Making by Hand in India

      New York: Pynson Printers, 1939. First edition. Decorated paper sides, black calf spine, slipcase. Slight wear at bottom of the spine, otherwise fine. One of 370 copies, signed by Hunter and the printer Elmer Adler, with the prospectus.

      [Bookseller: Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books]
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        Gambling Catalogue and Brochures: K.C. Card Company and Mason & Co.

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

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        Messerschmitt Me 109 Original Baubeschreibung

      Original Baubeschreibung Nr. 109151 der Messerschmitt AG Augsburg für das Jagdflugzeug Me 109 in Ringordner, ca. 1939, u. a. mit Fotos, Diagrammen usw. - absolute Seltenheit - rar weitere Fotos auf Anfrage

      [Bookseller: altezeitung]
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        Steuer und Wirtschaft. Teil I: Abhandlungen / Teil II: Rechtsprechung des Reichsfinanzhofs, XII.- XXIII. Jahrgang 1933-1944

      Vollständige Original-Ausgaben: insgesamt 19 Bände, jeweils gebunden in grünes Ganzleinen / Leinen / OLn / Ln im Format 22 x 30 cm, mit Rücken- und Deckeltitel in Goldprägung, etwa 500 - 650 Seiten je Band, jeweils mit Inhalts- und Schlagwortverzeichnis o h n e den Band 1939 / II (Rechtsprechung des RFH). - Mitherausgeber: Geh.Reg.-Rat L.Mirremire (Präsident des Reichsfinanzhofs in München), Prof.Dr. Johannes Popitz (Preußischer Staats- und Finanzminister in Berlin), Dr. O.Veiel (Senatspräsident beim Reichsfinanzhof in München) und Zitzlaff (Reichsrichter a.D. beim Reichsfinanzhof in München). U.a. mit dem Aufsatz "Die Reichsfluchtsteuer nach dem heutigen Stand der Gesetzgebung und Rechtsprechung" von A. Seweloh (Reichsrichter beim Reichsfinanzhof, München). - Erstausgabe in guter Erhaltung (Rücken etwas verblichen, einige Ecken minimal gerieben, sonst tadellos) - Deutsches / Drittes / Großdeutsches Reich, Großdeutschland vor und im 2.Weltkrieg, nationalsozialistische Rechtserneuerung , deutsches Steuerrecht vor 1945, Reichsabgabenordnung, Steuergesetzgebung im Nationalsozialismus, Reichsfinanzverwaltung, Steuerverwaltung, Wehrmachtsaufträge, Erbschaftssteuer, Verwaltungsgesetzgebung, NS.-Steuerrecht, Beseitigung von Kriegsschäden, Aufwendungen für Bombenschäden, Steuerstrafgnadenverfahren, Reichsfluchtsteuerplicht, Festsetzung und Sicherung der Reichsfluchtsteuer, Jude und Arisierungsabgabe, Arisierung, Reichsmarkeröffnungsbilanz, Kriegszuschlag, Kriegsverhältnisse, Finanzgerichte, Finanzgerichtsbarkeit, Steuerwesen Bitte beachten Sie: Auf Grund der besonderen Versandkostenvorgaben vom ZVAB und Abebooks, kann es bei schwereren oder mehrbändigen Werken zu höheren Portokosten kommen, da der Preis sich nicht am Gewicht, sondern nach der Anzahl der Artikel richtet.

      [Bookseller: Galerie für gegenständliche Kunst]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Paris, 16. VI. 1939.

      1939. 1 S. Gr.-4to. Die andere Seite mit einem ganzseitigen eh. Schreiben von Döblins Gattin Erna. An Elvira und Arthur Rosin in New York mit der Bitte um die genaue Adresse von Elviras Schwester, Fr. Dr. Rosenthal, die gleichfalls in Paris lebt: "[...] Hier herrscht die alte politische Spannung und Unsicherheit, man weiß nicht, was wirklich gespielt wird; nicht einmal der anglo-russe pacte ist unter Dach. Eben erhalte ich den Kirkegaard Band von Herrn Rosin, schönsten Dank! Ich las drüben auf Ihrer Chaiselounge mittendrin ein paar wunderbare Passagen über Plato. - Apropos Plato: Herr Olschki senior ist nun schon en route, - ihn kennen gelernt zu haben, gehört ja zu den Gewinnen meiner Amerikareise. - Es ist doch eine schöne Stadt, ein gutes reiches kräftiges Land, in dem Sie jetzt sind, Frau Rosin, - schrecklich wie man hier zerkrampft wird und die Lügen einen umringen, man kann nur die Türe zumachen [...]".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris]
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        The Bigger They Come

      Morrow, NY 1939 - Some faint cover spots, owner's small signature on pastedown endpaper, short tape stains (approx. one inch) also to pastedown endpapers. VG+ in a near VG Dust Jacket that has some short tape stains from some internal mends and missing some small chips. Red spine of jacket is only mildly color faded. The first mystery under this pseudonym; introduces Bertha Cool & Donald Lam. Rare in dust jacket [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mystery Cove Book Shop]
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        Two Men in the Antarctic

      First edition 1939 Very good condition in FACSIMILE d/w

      [Bookseller: Kingsbridge Books]
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