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        Finnegan's Wake

      London: Faber and Faber, (1939). First edition, 8vo, (iv), 628 pp. Some browning to a front blank and the final page of text, modern bookplate. Original red cloth, an excellent copy. Slocum & Cahoon A47.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        Uniformen der Deutschen Wehrmacht. Heer, Kriegsmarine, Luftewaffe. Einschließlich Ausrüstung und Seitenwaffen. [AND:] Nachtrag 1939/1940. [TWO VOLUMES].

      Berlin, Otto Dietrich, 1939-41. - Two Volumes. Royal octavo. I. Three parts in one volume. Pp. 122. Numerous illustrated throughout the text. Plus a total of 36 plates of which 8 colour plates of uniforms are in the first part; 24 colour plates of insignia and headgear are in the second part; and 4 monochromatic plates of swords, gorgets, badges, and belt-buckles conclude the book. Bound in the original publisher's stiff wrappers, printed in red, small signature at top, with illustrated dust-jacket which is complete and well preserved though edge frayed, chipped in places and with repairs on verso. In fine condition. Excellent copy. II. Pp. 54. Printed on recto only. Numerous illustrations, tables, etc. Original printed wrappers worn in places and chipped, old shelf ticket to spine, old institutional stamps to title. In a very good internal condition. ~ First edition. Extremely rare complete set of two volumes of the original edition, including the Nachtrag which was published two years later. Unique in the original dust-jacket.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        Diego Rivera. His Life and Times.

      New York & London: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1939. Octavo. Original blue buckram, title gilt to the spine with decorative bands, device in blind to the front board, maroon top-stain. Coloured frontispiece and 96 black and white plates, line-drawings to the text. Very slightly rubbed, light toning to the text, a very good copy. First edition. This copy inscribed on the half-title, in translation; "With my very kindest remembrances, Diego Rivera, Nov. 28 1942". The recipient was Bernard "Barney" Collins, a New Mexico-born industrialist and philanthropist with interests in textiles and mining, who divided his time between California and Mexico City, and who was a keen collector with works by Picasso, Dufy, Buffet, de Chirico, and the Mexican Muralists, Rivera and Alfaro Siqueiros. Collins was the original owner of the superb 1942 Vendedora de Flores, which most recently sold at auction in 1991 for $2,780,000, and also owned a smaller watercolour treatment of this central motif of Rivera's art. An nice copy with an attractive provenance.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Portrait photograph of Laurence Olivier

      New York, 1939. Variant of the portrait published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van Vechten, (1978), edited by Saul Mauriber. Half length portrait of the actor, seated, in coat and tie. 1 vols. 32.3 x 23 cm. (Approximately 12-3/4 x 9 inches). Fine. Atelier stamp on verso, and docketed by Van Vechten in ink, giving the subject of the photograph, the date, and the number of negative and print ("VII p 32"). Variant of the portrait published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van Vechten, (1978), edited by Saul Mauriber. Half length portrait of the actor, seated, in coat and tie. 1 vols. 32.3 x 23 cm. (Approximately 12-3/4 x 9 inches). Fine image of the great actor in the year of his starring role as 'Heathcliff' in WUTHERING HEIGHTS.

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        Diego Rivera. His Life and Times.

      New York & London: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939 - Octavo. Original blue buckram, title gilt to the spine with decorative bands, device in blind to the front board, maroon top-stain. Very slightly rubbed, light toning to the text, a very good copy. Coloured frontispiece and 96 black and white plates, line-drawings to the text. First edition. This copy inscribed on the half-title, in translation; "With my very kindest remembrances, Diego Rivera, Nov. 28 1942". The recipient was Bernard "Barney" Collins, a New Mexico-born industrialist and philanthropist with interests in textiles and mining, who divided his time between California and Mexico City, and who was a keen collector with works by Picasso, Dufy, Buffet, de Chirico, and the Mexican Muralists, Rivera and Alfaro Siqueiros. Collins was the original owner of the superb 1942 Vendedora de Flores, which most recently sold at auction in 1991 for $2,780,000, and also owned a smaller watercolour treatment of this central motif of Rivera's art. An nice copy with an attractive provenance. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Gadsby (A story of over 50,000 words without using the letter ÒEÓ)

      Los Angeles: Wetzel Publishing Co., 1939 - First Edition. Very good or better in a very good dust jacket with a number of old interior tape repairs; in a custom clamshell box. The author, an M.I.T. graduate, claimed to have taken 150 days to complete this work, and on reading his introduction, this cataloguer still must ponder what lead him to do it. While a warehouse fire is often cited to account for the bookÕs rarity, this was a vanity publication with a very likely modest printing. A highspot of crackpot publishing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        La Divina Commedia.

      Tallone, 1939-41. Tre volumi di cm. 31, pp. 700 ca. complessive. Solida legatura originale in mezza pergamena, dorsi lisci con titoli in oro. Tagli di testa dorati. Bross. orig. preservata all'interno, segnalini in seta. Entro cofanetto originale in cartonato rigido. Legatura firmata De Filippi. Ben conservato. Tiratura limitata a 500 esemplari numerati. Il presenta appartiene alla tiratura su carta della Manifatture di Rives recante nella filigrana il nome di Dante; ciascun volume con numero diverso. Testo a cura di Francesco Flora. Prima edizione talloniana, cfr. Pellizzari, XIII.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Au temps du boeuf sur le toit

      Editions NRC, 1939. in12 reliure demi-chagrin à coins, couverture de JEAN Hugo, Edition Originale, 1/10/hollande (deuxieme papier apres 3 sur japon.). Dos insolé, mors usés, Bon Etat.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Outrepart]
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      MILANO 1939 - ITALIANO Periodici quindicinali dell'anno 1939,nello specifico il num.2 del 31 gennaio,n.3 del 15 febbraio,n.4 del 28 febbraio,n.5 del 15 marzo,n.6 del 31 marzo,n.7 del 15 aprile,n.8 del 30 aprile,n.9 del 15 maggio,n.12 del 30 giugno,n.10 del 31 maggio,n.11 del 15 giugno,n.13 del 15 luglio,n.14-15 del 31 luglio-15 agosto,n.16 del 15 settembre,n.17 del 30 settembre,n.18 del 15 ottobre,n.19 del 31 ottobre,n.20 del 15 novembre,n.21 del 30 novembre,n.22 del 15 dicembre.Vendibili anche separatamente al prezzo di 25 euro l'uno.

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      Constable and Co Ltd (1939), London - Laurence A237a: issue in pictorial boards. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half title page and dated by him 9 November 1939 to his secretary of thirty years Blanche Patch. Bookplate of noted Shaw collector Harold C. Ackert on the front pastedown. A superb Shaw association copy. Joints frayed and splitting but covers still tight. Chipping to the darkened spine heel and head with slight loss of lettering at top. Still Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        A Writer's Notebook

      London: William Heinemann, (1939), 1939. First edition, one of 1000 numbered copies, signed by Maugham. NCBEL IV, 663; Scott A70. Fine copy in slightly worn slipcase.. 8vo, original quarter vellum, blue buckram sides, black leather label, gilt lettering.

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        At Swim Two Birds

      London: Longman's, Green & Co., 1939. Just very good, with worn extremities, some soiling and staining to grey covers, and prev. owner name in pencil on front pastedown.dated 1941, ( George Wallace, a respected artist ) This is the second state, bound in grey, rather than the black. Hinges a little tender, but still intact. Internally, all very good. Scarce.. First Printing of the First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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      Paris: Au Siege de la Société Française de Photographie, 1939. First editions. 8vos., various paginations.48 bound volumes, with the years 1855 - 1890 bound two years per volume; 1891 on are a single year per volume. The volumes from 1855 - 1913 are bound in quarter cloth with marbled paper over boards; the volumes from 1914 - 24 are bound in quarter calf and marbled paper over boards; and the volumes from 1925 -1928 are quarter cloth with marbled paper over boards. The remaining volumes from 1929 - 1939 are unbound, housed in 6 custom clamshell box.Very good to fine. WITH: LABORATOIRE D'ESSAIS DE LA SOCIÉTÉ FRANCAISE DE PHOTOGRAPHIE. MÉMOIRES ET DOCUMENTS. Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1897 - 1902. Volumes 1 -3; bound in 2 quarter morocco and marbled paper over boards volumes. The Société Francaise de Photographie was founded in 1854 and "defined itself under its organizing statutes as 'an artistic and scientific association of men studying photography.' Membership was limited and exclusive. By charter there would be no more than two hundred regular members, and an additional two hundred corresponding members from outside Paris." With its strong anti-commercial bias, few commercial photographers were among its members. Among its founding members were: Victor Regnault, Baron Gros, Eugène Delacroix, Louis Robert, Eugène Durieu, Alphonse de Brébisson, Léon Foucault, Hippolyte Bayard, Gustave LeGray, Charles Nègre, Blanquart-Evrard, Edmund Becquerel, Léon de Laborde, et al. The Bulletin published the work of its members, papers on scientific and technical aspects of photography, and notices from foreign societies. By the end of the nineteenth century the focus of the Bulletin had largely become scientific with fewer articles on artistic and aesthetics. As a consequence of this, biased to the scientific, several members, including Robert Demachy left the SFP to form the Photo-Club de Paris in 1894. (Condensed from the article by Kathleen Stewart Howe, p. 1280-81 in Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography.First published in 1855, as a supplement of "La Revue de Photographie - Revue Française de Photographie et de Cinématographie." This run is complete; publication was suspended from Jan. - June 1871, and again from August 1939 - Dec. 1946. Publisher and place of printing changed as many as four times during the course of this journal's history.Duplicates volumes of several early years are available, please inquire.

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        1939 Photograph Archive of pictures taken in Sweden and Norway in the Fall and Winter. Printed at the Request of Naval Intelligence

      Alfred B. Park, N.P. 1939 - A collection of 293 pre -World War II European 8" x 10" photographs taken in Sweden and Norway by Alfred B. Park, Ensign, USNR, 1939. Photographs were stored in a blue box with a hand written paper label - "Photographs taken by A.B.P. The ones of Stockholm Harbor Got Him Jailed By Swedish Police As a German spy! The Dull, Repetitive Shots From a Railroad Car Trace the Route to Oslo and to Bergen. Were printed at Request of Naval Intelligence Norway and Sweden 1939 (initials?) 7/21/98." The majority of photographs are duplicated. The collection consists of 142 pictures of identified places in Sweden, 21 of which are gem clipped. Photographs include landmarks, buildings, apartments, Churches, markets, art sculptures, harbors, groups of people outdoors, street scenes, countryside farms, forests, etc. Most of the photographs in this group were taken in Stockholm. Other locations identified in Sweden include Lidingo, Lindigo Island, Saltsjobaden, Skansen, Gotaplatsen, Erstaviken, and Sport Stuga. 12 gem clipped photographs were taken in Norway. 3 of those photographs have no identification markings. 47 photographs are identified with a stamp on back - "Railroad Between Oslo & Bergen, Norway Mid-December 1939." 43 separate photographs, numbered in red on back (#8-#51), are not identified as to location. 37 photographs have no markings at all. 4 photographs were taken in Bergens. 5 gem clipped misc. photographs have a note "from Mexico." 1 photograph is a map of Norway with a stapled "Road" markings on the verso with a written note - "Map to Accompany Photographs of Norway Taken by Alfred B. Park, Ensign, USNR." 1 photograph is identified as a picture of the "Bruzelius Family and Al August 1939." 1 smaller 7" x 5" photograph is of two horses. All photographs are curled on the left and right edges - a result from storage in the box. Photographs are clean and in very good condition otherwise. The box is tattered, torn, etc.

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        Revue Ciba. Nos.° 1 à 84. Années 1939 - 1952. (En 7 volumes reliés).

      Bâle, Ciba 1939 - 1952, 240x175mm,demi-percaline. Plats papier bois. Couvertures supérieures conservées. Etiquettes de titre imprimé sur le haut et de cotation sur le bas. Hormis cachets de bibliothèques, très bel exemplaire.N.° 1: L'Ecole de médecine de Montpellier. - n.° 2: La médecine à la cour de Louis XIV. - n.° 3: Le développement de la génétique. - n.° 4: Les symboles de la médecine. - n.° 5: L'Islam et la médecine. - n.° 6: Superstitions médicales des Tziganes. - n.° 7: Benins et animaux venimeux. - n.° 8: Médecine et mesure du temps. - n.° 9: Médecine babylonienne. - n.° 10: Les Peaux-Rouges et leur médecins. - n.° 11: Le rôle des médecins pendant la Révolution française. - n.° 12: Les Grands Mongols et leurs médecins. - n.° 13: La Croix-Rouge, son histoire et son oeuvre. - n.° 14: Le médecin chez les anciens Romains. - n.° 15: Evolution de la médecine hindoue. - n.° 16: L'apprivoisement et le dressage des animaux sauvages. - n.° 17: La promotion au grade de docteur en médecine. - n.° 18: Portraits de médecins du début de la photographie. - n.° 19: La médecine dans l'Egypte ancienne. - n.° 20: La culture des tissus. - n.° 21: Napoléon et ses médecins. - n.° 22: La Faculté de médecine de Bologne. - n.° 24: Hachich. - n.° 25: La médecine dans l'art de la porcelaine. - n.° 26: L'hermaphrodisme. - n.° 27: Salerne. - n.° 28: Le développement de la technique de coloration histologique. - n.° 29: Portraits de médecins. - n.° 30: Réalisations techniques de médecins. - n.° 31: Animaux sauvages en captivité. - n.° 32: L'enseignement médical à Oxford et à Cambridge. - n.° 33: La main. - n.° 34: Les sciences iatriques. - n.° 35: Le nourrisson. - n.° 36: Problèmes de symétrie. - n.° 37: Le vêtement et l'hygiène. - n.° 38: La médecine dans l'Espagne de l'âge d'or. - n.° 39: L'embryon. - n.° 40: L'hygiène au moyen âge. - n.° 41: Le sel. - n.° 42: Le tatouage. - n.° 43: La respiration. - n.° 44: Le bétel. - n.° 45: L'évolution de l'hygiène urbaine et domestique. - n.° 46: Le rêve. - n.° 47: La médecine dans l'ancien Pérou. - n.° 48: Les fondements littéraires de la pharmacologie arabe. - n.° 49: Vases à médicaments. - n.° 50: Le thermomètre. - n.° 51: La médecine des Aztèques. - n.° 52: La médecine en Angleterre à l'époque des Tudors. - n.° 53: La coca. - n.° 54: L'anatomie galénique. - n.° 55: Le soufre. - n.° 56: Les médecins et la politique. - n.° 57: Le masque et la maladie. - n.° 58: Fétiches, amulettes, talismans. - n.° 59: La renaissance de l'anatomie. - n.° 60: Le chamanisme. - n.° 61: L'initiation. - n.° 62: L'oreille et l'ouïe - n.° 63: Culte du crâne, têtes-trophées et scalps. - n.° 64: L'injection. - n.° 65: La Faculté de médecine de Paris. - n.° 66: L'eau. - n.° 67: Le mesmérisme. - n.° 68: La médecine à Bali. - n.° 69: Anatomia animata. - n.° 70: Médecine et cinéma. - n.° 71: Le thé. - n.° 72: La surdi-mutité. - n.° 73: L'école de médecine d'Edimbourg. - n.° 74: Yoga. - n.° 75: Le Lait. - n.° 76: La médecine en Russie jusau'à la mort de Pierre le Grand. - n.° 77: Le microscope. - n.° 78: Le tabac. - n.° 79: Antisepsie et asepsie. - n.° 80: La sécrétion interne. - n.° 81: L'iode. - n.° 82: L'hystérie. - n.° 83: Les débuts de l'obstétrique. - n.° 84: Le test psychologique.pages 1 à 2969,

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie du Varis]
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        A Midsummer Night's Dream

      New York: The Limited Editions Club,, 1939. The text of the First Folio, with Quarto insertions, Edited and amended where obscure by Herbert Farjeon. Illustrated from water-colors by Arthur Rackham. Folio. Original decorative boards, cloth backstrip lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed and occasionally unopened. Colour frontispiece and 5 colour plates captioned below the illustration. Gilt spine-lettering a little darkened, one or two slight marks internally, an excellent copy. Deluxe edition, Arthur Rackham's own copy, one of the 37 volumes of The Plays of William Shakespeare published for subscribers by The Limited Editions Club of New York, the edition designed by Bruce Rogers and printed at the Press of A. Colish, New York, in an edition of 1,950 copies, this copy unnumbered but with Rackham's initials in place of a number and with the publisher's presentation blindstamp to the colophon leaf.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Garden Party And Other Stories (Illustrated And Signed By Marie Laurencin)

      The First special illustrated printing published by London, Verona Press in 1939. Octavo.Original full green morocco, one red label with gilt titles to spine, raised bands, black stamped rule to boards, top edge gilt. 'Publisher's Note' leaf tipped in following the title page as issued.Housed in a custom solander box.The BOOK is in Very Good++ condition.A little light rubbing to the boards, very minor foxing to fore edge and some margins, otherwise in very good condition. Spine labelling colour is mildly faded with one small dark mark to the spine label.Gilt titling remains bright. Raised bands are a little age darkened.Spine has a hint of fading but negligible.With 16 exquisite colour lithographs by Marie Laurencin.A Limited Edition of 1200 numbered copies of which numbers 1-30 were SIGNED - this one being no. 5 and signed on the limitation page by Marie Laurencin. She has also SIGNED again at the bottom of the Colophon Page. This edition was designed by Hans Mardersteig and printed at the Officina Bodini on handmade paper. Though printed in 1939, the Second World War delayed publication until 1947.The illustrations are in Marie Laurencin's typical pastel style.Laurencin was born in Paris, and at the age of 18, she studied porcelain painting in Sèvres. She then returned to Paris and continued her art education at the Académie Humbert, where she changed her focus to oil painting. During the early years of the 20th century, Laurencin was an important figure in the Parisian avant-garde. A member of both the circle of Pablo Picasso, and Cubists associated with the Section d'Or, such as Jean Metzinger, Albert Gleizes, Robert Delaunay, Henri le Fauconnier and Francis Picabia, exhibiting with them at the Salon des Indépendants (1910-1911) and the Salon d'Automne (1911-1912).She became romantically involved with the poet Guillaume Apollinaire, and has often been identified as his muse. On the one hundredth anniversary of Laurencin's birth, the Musée Marie Laurencin opened in Nagano Prefecture, Japan.The museum is home to more than 500 of her works and an archive.A very scarce title with such attributes.Collectible.

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        Le occasioni

      Torino, Einaudi, 1939, 8vo br. pp. 105. Lieve e ben eseguito restauro al margine alto, per le ultime 10 pp. circa.

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        Changing New York (First Edition)

      E.P. Dutton, New York 1939 - First Edition. A very nice copy of an important title, probably the premiere monograph of New York images, predicting the series ideas of Ruscha and many others.Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Corners lightly bumped, a little soiling to the boards. Jacket has three small internal repairs (not restoration), and a few small nicks and closed tears.Parr and Badger, Vol.1, p. 141. Hasselblad, pp. 130-131. Roth, p. 1001. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        Secret Despatches From Arabia

      Golden Cockerel Press, 1939. 1st edition. Hardcover. Foreword by A. W. Lawrence. Excellent cream linen covers bound in quarter niger morocco, this number 80 out of 1000 copies issued. Superbly clean pages, no foxing, mould-made paper. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. A very nice copy of Lawrence's writings from the confidential Cairo 'Arab Bulletin' of 1916, as well as an article, 'Syrian Cross-Currents', not previously printed.

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      La libreria dello stato, 1939 ** al1. 1a edizione, un volume in eccellenti condizioni, brossura con sovraccoperta, 400 pagine circa, a cura del Reale Istituto d'Archeologia e Storia dell'Arte sotto gli auspici del Governatorato di Roma, prefazione di R. Paribeni, con numerose tavole

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        Chanson complète

      Paris, Nouvelle Revue Française, 1939 25,8 x 19,3 cm, broché, couverture imprimée, 62 pp., 5 ff. n. ch. Édition originale en service de presse (après 5 ex. sur Japon nacré et 15 ex. sur vergé d'Arches). Exemplaire comportant un envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Léon-Paul Fargue. Rare provenance. .

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        Geschichte in Bildern - I.- IV. Band,

      - Stuttgart, Verlag für Volksgesundung, ohne Jahr (1939), Gebundene Ausgabe, Halbleineneinband- Mappe, Großformat-quer, 80 + 71 + 70 + 125 Blätter mit Zeichnungen zur deutschen Geschichte, Adel, politische und militärische Anführer, Schlachten etc., Der IV. Band beschäftigt sich ausschließlich mit dem Dritten Reich, Zeichnungen von allen bekannten Funktionsträgern, weiterhin Tafeln mit Wiedergabe von Propaganda-Bildern, Einbände mit kleinen Beschädigungen, Zustand 2- (F1443) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lenin (V I Ulyanov)

      Unpaginated (circa 220 pp.) text documenting the life of the Soviet leader, including images of numerous letters and articles written by the leader accompanied by translations into English, the work is a remarkable example of political hagiography, featuring images from the moment of his birth through to his death, heavily illustrated throughout (most full-page, many color, many tipped-in) with reproductions of paintings, facsimiles of documents, and images from photographs. Large 4to. Cloth, edges slightly rubbed, spine torn. Ogiz (State Publishing House of Political Literature) 1939.

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        Step by Step 1936?1939

      London: Thornton Butterworth Ltd,, 1939. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, rule in blind to top and bottom of boards, publisher's device in blind to bottom of fore-edge corner. With the dust jacket. Folding map of Europe at the rear. A couple of small spots to edge of text block; an excellent copy in the jacket with some rubbing to panels, nicks to extremities and short closed tear to foot of rear panel. First edition, first impression of this volume of Churchill's weekly commentaries arguing against appeasement, first published in the Evening Standard and subsequently syndicated throughout Europe. Described in the jacket blurb as "this luminous survey of our own amazing and perilous times." On receiving his copy from Churchill, Clement Atlee wrote, "It must be a melancholy satisfaction to you to see how right you were."

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        Armorial Neuchatelois avec la collaboration de Gustave Jéquier et des archivistes de l'Etat de Neuchatel. Tomes I et II.

      Neuchatel, Editions de la Baconnière - Imp. Paul Attinger S. A. 1939, 315x245mm,XIV - 295 + 341pages,reliure demi-chagrin. Titre doré au dos à faux-nerfs. Belle reliure. Couvertures et dos conservés. Exemplaire nominatif numéroté n.° 230.planches en héliogravures, illustrations en couleurs in texte,

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        Bible of Booze: Trademarked Names of Alcohol in the U.S., 1881-1939

      Registered Beverage Trade Marks Covering the Period from 1881 to 1939 Compiled from the records in the United States Patent Office (Distilled Alcoholic Liquors) - "Registered Beverage Trade Marks Covering the Period from 1881 to 1939 Compiled from the records in the United States Patent Office (Distilled Alcoholic Liquors)" may be the keys to the kingdom of names of booze(s) trademarked in this country. 15" tall, an inch thick, and 296 sheets big, this work (copyrighted y the Trade Mark records Bureau, in the National Press Club Building in DC, the one with the problematic parking garage) lists some 7,500 names of whiskey, cordials, gin, rye, bourbon and who knows what else. RARE. I cannot find another copy, nor is there any scent of it in the WorldCat/OCLC. This is from the Library of Congress and may have been (according to what I can tell from the stamps) one of the Copyright Deposit copies. +++I cannot find the book in any online database, big or small, and I'm not sure where this info might be housed and housed in one spot. I have no doubt that people somewhere need this data, unwieldy and unusable as it might be--you see, it is organized only according to a six/seven digit number which I guess is the trademark filing number, or something; there is nothing else useful about the thing, the data floating around without regard to year or place or liquor type. So I sat down with the book for an hour pulling out interesting, odd, out-of-place, from-another time and bizarre names, including all manner of expected animal names like bull and elk, and then unicorn; and lots of sunny this-and-that, sloping/sunny/grassy hills, mountains, clubs; and of course the Old _____ category seem fairly filled up. If I spent a little more time on this entire alphabets could be produced relating to nothing but names from the animal kingdom, flora, the sciences, professions, religion, states of mind, altered states, literature, and the labels that suggest a possible medical benefit. One of my favorite categories is the "conversational liquor label", the label that speaks to you, invites you, tells you what to do with the bottle of booze: Hava Cocktail and Uneeda Whiskey are good examples of that, as are You're Lookin Good, Uvanta and Yugeta whiskeys. Another is the liquor name ending in "o", like the beautiful Famo, from St. Jo, MO, which unfortunately wasn't trademarked in '00. The label of suggested promise and outcome is another good one: Kentucky Courage, Pleasant Dreams, Invincible Rye, Solace Whiskey and Ready Money are all good examples of the implied end-of-bottle pillow-fluffer.maybe, espcially, The Old Solution whiskey. And then of course, there are those where the (creative) spirit has just flown away, like the lumpily-named Standard Spirits Whiskey, its hometown of New Orleans embarrassed by the lack of effort--especially in the light of some many hundreds of imaginative creations, like the fabulous Bone Factor Whiskey (1903), which like som many other great names (Yellow Hammer Whiskey) comes from Louisville, Kentucky. Antediluvium Whiskey, NYC, 1898; Anti-Grippine Whiskey, Philadelphia, 1906; Ash Cake Whiskey, Lynchburg, VA. 1899, Auto Crat Whiskey (St. Louis, MO), 1905; Bank Check Whiskey, Boston, 1900; Bone Factor, 1903; Caloric Whiskey, 1904; Cremo Whiskey, 1902; and the confusing Chickencock "potable spirits", 1929 Devil's Island Benefactor Gin, 1905; Daily Mash Whiskey, 1935; Dandilyon Whiskey, Columbus, OH, 1906; Electric Whiskey, Cincinnati, 1890; Flow Whiskey, Pittsburgh, 1908; Famo Whiskey, St. Jo, Mo 1894; Faust's Own Whiskey, Phila, 1900; Gopher Gin, St. Paul, 1902; Gas Away, Columbus OH, 1902; Galoxy Whiskey, NYC, 1905; Gong "ethyl alcohol, etc," 1932' Georgia Watermelon, 1911; Hen Bolt Whiskey, 1889; Hava Cocktail, NYC, 1933; Hospitality Gin, Louisville, KY, 1900; Index Whiskey, Cincinnati, 1906; Invincible Rye, 1900; Jupiter Gin, Boston, 1905; Judge's Preference, Boston, 1905; Kentucky Courage Whiskey, Lexington, 1900; Marconi Whiskey, Birmingham, 1903.=> Due to space limitations I can only display through "M"--but you get the picture. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Hardy Boys: While the Clock Ticked

      Published in New York by Grosset & Dunlop, 1939 EARLY EDITION of Franklin W. Dixon's "The Hardy Boys: While the Clock Ticked" Published in New York by Grosset & Dunlap in 1939. Published in 1939, A-11 according to the Carpentieri Guide. Book near fine with minor wearing on the top and bottom edges of the spine. DJ very good with slight tear at the top of the spine and limited wear along the edges.. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good.

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        Echec de la force

      1939. Gallimard, Paris 1939, 12x19cm, broché. - Gallimard, Paris 1939, 12x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 90 copie numerate su Alfa, solo carta di grandi dimensioni dopo 35 filato puro. L'invio autografo datata 12 maggio 1939 e firmata da Alain suo amico Aline Texcier ". ... Per suor Aline Texcier L'unica ragione per essere pacifisti sono di ordine morale ..." Una piccola traccia di sole minore lunghezza indietro. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 90 exemplaires numérotés sur alfa, seuls grands papiers après 35 pur fil. Envoi autographe daté du 12 Mai 1939 et signé d'Alain à son amie Aline Texcier : "... Pour soeur Aline Texcier. Les seules raisons d'être pacifiste sont de l'ordre moral..."  Une petite trace d'insolation sans gravité en pied du dos, agréable exemplaire.  

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      FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo.(8.8 x 6.6 inches). 45pp. Finely bound in recent full red morocco leather, single gilt ruled border on boards. Spine lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. A fine copy of this classic book in an attractive leather binding. Only 3005 copies were printed.

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        Finnegans Wake

      New York: Viking Press, 1939. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/near fine. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Book black cloth unfaded, gold lettering bright, green top stain slightly faded near spine. Dust jacket short closed tears head and heel of spine, colors otherwise bright with light soiling rear panel. Very desirable and collectible copy of this classic.

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        The Jews. Are They Human?

      London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1939 - Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and upper board in black. With the dust jacket. Bookseller's ticket to front free endpaper. Spine rolled, light spotting to cloth, edges of text block and contents spotted. A very good copy in the price-clipped jacket with faded spine panel and a short split to the lower panel. First edition, first impression. This volume repudiating anti-Semitism was written following the author's visit to Berlin in 1937. Morrow & Lafourcade A28 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Sussex Alphabet

      Out of series copy from an edition limited to 220 copies, woodcut frontispiece and illustrations by Sheila M. Thompson printed in colours, original pictorial boards, slightly rubbed, 4to, Pear Tree Press, Flansham.

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        Frappez au miroir !

      1939Bruxelles. Ferd. Wellens-Pay Editeur, 1939. Plaquette in-4 de 10 pages en feuilles. Texte de L. Scutenaire, illustrations de R. Magritte. E.O. tirage limité à 100 exemplaires. Envoi autographe de Louis Scutenaire à Maurice Nadeau et correction manuscrite du prénom Jean, imprimé sur la couverture par erreur et remplacé par Louis.

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        MIKE MULLIGAN AND HIS STEAM SHOVEL (With First State jacket priced $1.50)

      Houghton Mifflin Company 1939 - First Edition, First Printing, First State A nice condition book with the scarce first state dust jacket in near fine condition, not price clipped and showing the requisite price of $1.50 on the flap. First printing as shown with the date of 1939 to the title page and no other dates listed. The book is in great condition with oatmeal colored cloth boards with the picture of the steam shovel to the front. The book has no edgewear but to a tiny dot along one corner edge, slight toning to the light colored cloth. The binding is tight and square. The internal pages have light scattered pale smudges/light handling marks throughout, otherwise No writing, No bent pages and No foxing. Scripted owner name and date (1939) to front end paper. Please see images. The scarce original first edition, first state dust jacket has benefited from very slight restoration by an expert paper conservator and as such presents as a near fine example. The jacket has strong vibrant colors with no rips, no chips, no edgewear, no fading, and no rubbing. The first state jacket is identifiable by the requisite price of $1.50 on the inner flap, and the bearing the ad for Choo-Choo on the rear flap, and a yellow spine that just has the book title followed by an abbreviation for the publisher, ¿H.M. CO¿, with no mention of the author¿s name. Please note the price of $1.50 on the inner flap is fully necessary to determine the first state jacket, as even second state jackets have the same features except the price on the flap. A very scarce book in the rare near fine first state unclipped jacket. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for additional rare children's titles [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The World I Breathe

      New Directions (1939), Norfolk, Connecticut - An exceptionally clean, bright and pleasing copy of this scarce Dylan Thomas title. From an un-numbered limited edition of 700 copies only. Original dusty rose colored cloth with lettering in gilt on the spine. The jacket is complete and without blemish. It is covered in a glassine wrapper and then again in an acitate wrap. I have not come across documentation to indicate whether the glassine is possibly original. My guess is that it is not. This copy is warmly inscribed to the well respected American Poet Kenneth Rexroth: "Love for Kenneth from Dylan." Present on the front paste-down is Rexroth's book-plate and Rexroth's signature is just below Dylan's. Both interior hinges have been professionally strengthened and restored. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      portefeuille de dessins originaux à l'encre et au crayon. La série Architecture de Plantes comprend 15 dessins, une fois sur feuilles volantes et une fois collées sur carton. La série Sculptures d'Animaux en Fer comprend 13 planches volantes. Les planches de fleurs sont signées et datée 1939.

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        The Long Valley

      Item Description: Heinemann, London, 1939. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Plus. 1st Edition. 1st impression undated as issued [Goldstone and Payne A11-b] in publisher's original green cloth with white/cream titles to spine - still fresh, clean and bright. The binding is tight, sound and square. Spotting to page block edges and internally some moderate foxing to a few early and rear pages and to some pages more generally towards edges; endpapers age-toned; neat booksellers stamp to bottom left corner of the ffep; no inscriptions. The very scarce original, unpriceclipped dustjacket [which has benefitted from some very limited archival and frankly undetectable conservation to flap folds and spine tip] is still vibrant with just a hint of the lightest soiling to back panel and spine. A remarkable copy of a very scarce book in original jacket. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000876

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      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1939-1940. Hardcover. Slight browning to the gutters of some volumes, contents bright and fresh. Spines foxed to varying degrees, some very much so. Overall an attractive set in at least Very Good condition. Arthur Rackham; Eric Gill; Robert Gibbings; Frans Masereel; Jean Charlot. Thirty-seven folio (8-3/4" x 13") volumes bound in gold-stamped half natural buckram, top edges gilt, with the paper sides, printed in four colors with the 2 matching poetry volumes. Edited by Herbert Farjeon, who created the Nonesuch edition text of Shakespeare, to restore the original typographic style and spelling; typography planned and production supervised by Bruce Rogers. Each of the 37 volumes is illustrated by one of the world's leading book artists including Arthur Rackham, Eric Gill, Robert Gibbings, Jean Charlot, and Frans Masereel. Media include wood engravings and lithographs with some hand coloring. An attempt to "produce a text such as Shakespeare himself might have passed for the printer had he personally read the proofs," and surely one of the most beautiful editions, if not the most beautiful edition, of Shakespeare ever produced. Each volume is copy #705 of 1950 copies issued unsigned. Included are the Commentaries for each play, never folded in this case. The covers reproduce a patterned wall painting uncovered under many layers of wallpaper in a room in an old house in Oxford that belonged to John Davenant where Shakespeare spent nights on his annual journey to Warwickshire. When one looks at the outside of one of these books, one probably sees the very design Shakespeare saw waking after a long night of talking and drinking with Davenant who was a vintner.

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        Tropic of Capricorn. Paris, The Obelisk Press, (1939).

      1939. 8vo. 367, (1) pp., 1 f. (errata leaf ). Original wrappers. One of two versions of first edition. "Published in February 1939, at 60 francs" (Shifreen/J.). Price "60 FRS" printed to spine. Both versions were issued in February 1939 with a "yellow errata sheet bound in before title page". - Some bumping at upper guard and minor marginal tears. Untrimmed and partly unopened. Wrappers a little soiled and scuffed. Shifreen/J. A21b.

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

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        Typed letter signed. Princeton, New Jersey, 15. V. 1939.

      1939. 4to. 2 pp. In English, to Dr. Frank Kingdon, President of the University of Newark, on his imprinted stationery: "This is to tell you how happy I am that you accepted the chairmanship of the American Committee for Moral Aid to the other Germany. The idea of contacting the German people directly with the help of such writers, artists, scientists, men of the church who were loved and trusted in pre-Hitler-Germany without ever having been political figures and without having therefore lost part of their prestige, as did all former party leaders, appealed to me from the very beginning. Let me tell you, however, that your acceptance, the certainty of your active participation is giving me a great deal of hope as for the success of our efforts. Letters of invitation to join our German Committee (of which I may serve as something like a Chairman, while my daughter Frik will be its Secretary) are being sent to the following friends and colleagues: Wilhelm Dieterle, Bruno Frank, Professor James Frank, Leonhardt Frank, Lotte Lehmann, Heinrich Mann, Dr. Hermann Rauschning, Ludwig Renn, Professor Max Reinhardt, Renen Schieckele, Professor Erwin Schrödinger, Professor Paul Tillich, Fritz von Unruh, Franz Wefel, Stefan Zweig. As for the American Committee I should wish to leave all decisions to your own judgement [sic]. I would, however, be very glad to discuss details with you as soon as possible. Could you arrange to come here in the near future? Realizing how busy you are I would, of course, be willing to meet you in New York, if this should be more convenient for you. Since, very much to my deep satisfaction, Mr. Paul Willert, President of Oxford University Press has agreed to be the American Committee s treasurer, it might be useful to invite him also to the meeting. All the more so, since, unfortunately, the financial question will be somehow in the foreground of our discussion. On the other hand, there can be no doubt that our chances to really accomplish important effects by what we are trying to do, are much greater than the financial risk involved. Erika is translating this letter for me and although I have full confidence in her ability of making herself understood, I beg your pardon, in case these lines are lacking some qualities of style and language. They are supposed to convey nothing more but my gratitude for your acceptance and my hopes to see you soon".

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        A complete film of Donald's aventures - Donald & Pluto - Movie book in 10 reels by Walt Disney.

      S.l. (Imprimé en France), Collins, 1939, 1 vol. (230 x 105) broché sous couvertures illustrées en couleurs représentant Donald manipulant un flip-book. Usures d'usage en bords de couverture, restauration du dos sur la partie supérieure, intérieur en très bon état. 10 mini flip-books (ou Flip Book, Movie Book, flick books ou folioscopes) comprenant 20 histoires mettant en scène Donald ou Pluto (chaque flip-book étant recto-verso), le tout est composé de 2000 images. Cet ouvrage étant destiné à être manipulé par des enfants, est devenu rarissime, surtout complet et en bon état.

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        Shin Toa Shigen Kaihatsu Kaisetsu chizu. Great East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere Resource and Development Map.

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

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        The Yearling

      Scribner's, 1939 (WYETH,N.C.)illus. THE YEARLING by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons 1939 (1939 A). 4to, bluish-green cloth, top edge gilt, Fine condition in publisher's blue slip case (case slightly rubbed on edges else sound and VG+) and in custom-made collector's slipcase. LIMITED TO ONLY 750 COPIES FOR SALE-SIGNED BY BOTH WYETH AND RAWLINGS. Two key facts have emerged about this edition. First, although 750 copies were printed, only 520 copies were actually bound and sent out with the binding, chemise and slip case of this version. The remaining 250 copies were bound in dark blue cloth with a darker blue slipcase and were distributed in the early 1950's. Secondly, according to letters from Rawlings to her editor, as the limited edition sheets were being printed she discovered that there was a line missing on page 196 (between lines 5 and 6). A new signature with the correction was inserted but not before some sheets were distributed. This copy has the uncorrected pages. Illustrated by Wyeth with pictorial endpapers, 14 full page color illustrations, title page decoration, plus 2 special charcoal and wash full page illustrations done for this limited edition. Also included is a facsimile of a 2 page letter by Wyeth discussing the book (not present in the trade edition). Wyeth reportedly traveled to Cross Creek, Rawlings' home, before beginning the artwork, in order to capture the essence of the area. Very scarce. Allen p. 216.. Signed by Author(s). Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket.

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      London: Ward, Lock & Co., Ltd., [1939]., 1939. First edition. First U. K. edition. Light offsetting to the front and rear fly leafs, else a near fdine copy in dust jacket with light professional restoration to the spine ends and corners. A man claimed that with his artifical ear-drums he could detect sounds that others could not hear. This acute listening would allow him to manipulate any combination lock and open any safe. Was he the one that opened Mrs. King's safe and stole all of her precious diamonds and jewels? Sharp copy.

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