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        Soglow's Confidential History of Modern England

      Frederick A. Stokes Company, New York 1939 - INSCRIBED BY OTTO SOGLOW AND ALSO INCLUDES AN ORIGINAL DRAWING OF THE "LITTLE KING" JUST ABOVE HIS SIGNATURE on the front free endpaper. A solid copy to boot of the 1939 1st edition. Tight and VG (light scuffing to the boards, small, neat former owner inscription at the front free endpaper) in a bright, price-clipped, VG dustjacket, with staining along the rear panel's top-edge and light rubbing at the front panel. Quarto, wonderfully illustrated thruout by one of the great "New Yorker" cartoonists in the magazine's illustrious history. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: APPLEDORE BOOKS, ABAA]
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        Gedichte aus dreissig Jahren.

      Bermann-Fischer . -, Stockholm 1939 - OHPgt. mit goldgepr. RTitel. 20,5 : 12,5 cm. - Erste Ausgabe. - 1 von 100 num. Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe auf Van Gelder Zonen und in Halbpergament, weißes Vorblatt mit Werfels eigh. sign. Gedicht Dunst über Frankreichs Flur (im Buch abgedruckt auf S. 239): "Dunst über Frankreichs Flur! Der Tag war klar. Du nimmst der Allzu-Klarheit die Gefahr. In deine Arme eilt die Seine erfreut. Gleich Spiegelscherben glänzt sie hingestreut. Und jede Scherbe, eh ihr Auge bricht, ist von von Lieb und Wohlgefallen licht." - Vereinzelt stockfleckig. Insgesamt schönes Exemplar.Raabe 330/39. 500 g. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Ketterer Kunst Hamburg GmbH]
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        The Cosmological Eye.

      New Directions, Norfolk, CT 1939 - First edition. vi, 364 pp. Original cloth, without dust jacket. Presentation copy with the author's signature: "To J. Payet-Frederick, in commemoration of what I must say has been the most astonishing since I ever attended. Henry Miller 11/26/45." Cloth. A seal of bookseller pasted on front end paper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Yushodo Co., Ltd.]
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        The Grapes of Wrath

      New York: The Viking Press, 1939. First edition. [vi], 619, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Publisher's beige pictorial cloth. Light glue burn-though on endpapers as usual, else fine. In a very good dust-jacket, lightly edge-worn and toned, head of spine chipped. First edition. [vi], 619, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. An attractive copy of Steinbeck's classic of the migrant Joad family in Depression-era America, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award and basis for John Ford's Academy Award-winning film. Goldstone & Payne A12a

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Namen und Quellen zur Erbforschung 17. bis 19. Jahrhundert. [Two Volumes in Three]

      Paul Kuschbert. PAPERBACK. Koln, 1939-1941. Quartos, paper tape and card stock, 224 + 148 + 144 pp. Three volumes in two. Printed in a limited edition. Mimeographed genealogical studies of German hangman families, and vagabond, Roma & underworld families. Intended for limited circulation (note on title-page). Fraying and tears to tape on spine, contents very good with normal tanning. A very scarce genealogical reference. OCLC 162653868 . Good. 1939.

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        SHAKESPEARE'S BOY ACTORS

      London: J.M. Dent, 1939. Pp. vii, 207, frontispiece portrait, illustrated with 8 plates, indigo blue cloth, blind-stamp, slightly soiled and scuffed, small dent at centre of front fore-edge. Colour laser copy of original dust jacket, else a very good, clean, tight copy of Davies' first book, his Oxford B.Litt thesis. "Just a few hundred copies were sold, but the 'Times Literary Supplement' reviewed it, commending Davies for "the most useful and comprehensive survey of the subject" ... Sadly, the war intervened ... bringing with it a paper shortage, and the unsold copies were pulped." - Judith Skelton Grant, 'Robertson Davies, Man of Myth', p. 203-4.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good Facsimile. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Hugh Anson-Cartwright Fine Books, ABAC/I]
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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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        Wind, Sand and Stars

      Reynal & Hitchcock, New York 1939 - SIGNED LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies. This copy is authentically SIGNED by Antoine de Saint-Exupery on the limitation page. A beautiful copy. The book bound in the publisher's ORIGINAL cloth and is in excellent condition. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy SIGNED by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Candle in the Dark. A Postcript to Despair.

      NY: The Viking Press, 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 . First Edition. Hard Cover. Good to Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Ravenroost Books]
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        RIVISTA DEL CLERO ITALIANO anno XX,XXI,XXII,XXIII

      SOCIETA' EDITRICE VITA E PENSIERO, 1939. ITALIANO 3,6 Riviste dell'anno XX 1939,anno XXII 1941,anno XXI 1940,anno XXIII 1942.Legatura editoriale con titoli in oro al dorso,coperta con lievi segni del tempo.Foglio di guardia con macchia alla parte laterale nel volume del 1939 e parzialmente distaccato.Pagine brunite.Vendibili separatamente USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Finnegans Wake

      Viking Press, 1939 New York: Viking Press, 1939, 1939. First American Edition, published simultaneously with the English edition. First published May 1939 on the copyright page and original price of $5.00 on front flap of dust jacket. Offsetting on front endpapers. Slight chipping on dust jacket and small section 1/4 inch by one inch missing from edge of spine of jacket, not affecting any lettering. Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        Autograph letter signed to Ernst Curtius about `Finnegans Wake'

      four pages, approximately 500 words 27 August 1939, Ermenonville - An important letter in which Gillet - perhaps the pre-eminent French scholar of Joyce's work during the latter's lifetime - reveals at length his true feelings about his friend's final work, beginning: "Oui! Finnegans Wake, quel de(ACUTE)sastre! J'en suis navre(ACUTE). Consterne(ACUTE) me(CIRC)me. Je devine que vous avez la me(CIRC)me impression, mais Joyce est mon ami, et comment lui dire ce que je sens? Dix-sept ans pour e(ACUTE)crire ce monument de `ratage'?" Ernst Robert Curtius was also the author of a book on Joyce and T.S. Eliot's German translator. Cheap paper somewhat browned but in excellent condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Grogan]
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        The Case of the Perjured Parrot

      William Morrow & Company, 1939 Near fine in original black cloth covered boards with black and green block printing. INSCRIBED by the author on the front free endpaper with an elaborate full-name signature and date at the bottom of the page. First Edition. 1939 stated on both the title and the copyright page. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

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        THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER

      Cambridge: Limited Editions Club, 1939. Hardcover. Spine just a touch sunned, much less than usual for this title. Fine in a Very Good slipcase with splits along the edges. Thomas Hart Benton. Octavo (6-1/4" x 9-1/2") bound in full blue denim with a paper spine label. Edited with an introduction by Bernard DeVoto. Designed by C. P. Rollins. Illustrated with 70 drawings by Thomas Hart Benton. Copy #142 of 1500 copies SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        FINNEGAN'S WAKE

      London: Faber & Faber Limited, 1939. First Edition. Very Good binding. A First Edition copy of Joyce's great and difficult novel, in the publisher's brick cloth, lacking the dustjacket. There are a couple of small spots to the spine and the front board; a previous owner name on the pastedown has been excised (though the address and date -- "May 1939" -- is present). The top inside corner of the copyright page and the recto of the facing leaf (indicating Section I) has a 1 x 2 1/2" toned spot where at some point there must have been a piece of acidic paper. Otherwise a clean and quite sturdy copy of the English first edition. An old bookseller's label from Henry Sotheran at the bottom of the pastedown. Very Good binding.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        Old Possum's Book Of Practical Cats

      Faber and Faber, 1939. 1st edition. Hardcover. Excellent yellow boards with red spine lettering and front illustration, very clean pages indeed, in a very good dustjacket, not price-clipped, a few small handling marks, slightly darkened with some small extremity repairs, and generally showing very well. Nice example of the author's classic collection of feline verse.

      [Bookseller: Shellhouse Books]
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        ABRAHAM LINCOLN : The War Years

      New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company. 1939. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Complete in four volumes, all in Very Good+ condition. Edge wear. First Edition; no additional printings indicated. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        Save Spain; Spain is Facing Her Valley Forge . . . Lift the Embargo - Save Spain Rally - Speakers! Stars! Show! Music! Dancers!

      Los Angeles: Motion Picture Artists' Committee, 1939. Folded once horizontally; few minor wrinkles, exceptionally well-preserved, fragile. Broadhseet, single leaf of newsprint approx. 11 X 16-1/2 inches, printed on both sides. Double-sided poster/flyer for the Save Spain rally that took place at Hollywood's American Legion Stadium, illustrated and with extensive text. It was likely issued as an insert in Los Angeles newspapers. The event featured speeches by John Garfield, Sylvia Sidney, Melvyn Douglas, John Howard Lawson, and others. This oversized announcement is a rare survival, not located in OCLC.

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        Sulla camera dei fasci e delle corporazioni e sul nuovo regolamento del Senato Discorsi 19 e 21 dicembre 1938

      TIPOGRAFIA DEL SENATO, ROMA 1939 - ITALIANO pubblicazione in brossura con legatura spillata, copertina in cartoncino stampato con aloni decolorati ai bordi, pagine ingiallite, copia ex biblioteca

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        The Big Sleep

      FIRST PRINTING, with the words "FIRST EDITION" printed on the copyright page, as called for. 8vo., 125 x 193, 277pp. Publisher's original light brown/orange boards and blue wash to top edge. The front board is a little dust marked around the edges and there are a couple of tiny dark marks towards the bottom edge. All fore edge corners are firm and square. The spine is a little toned and has two slight vertical ridges. There's a small mark on the shoulder just before the "C" of Chandler and a pinhole in the cloth of the upper joint. The binding is very firm and square. Internally, there is a previous owner name at the top of the ffep. There is a little acid migration around the edges of the pastedowns and ffep, occasional spots to the prelims and a few small spots at the top of the title page. There are sporadic light finger marks and spots throughout and three pages have corner creases from having been folded over. In all, a lovely copy of the author's first book in very good original condition.

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      1939 - STIEGLITZ, Alfred. Autograph letter signed. New York, December 30, 1939. Two quarto leaves measuring 8 by 10 inches, written in black ink on rectos only. Handsomely framed with photographic portrait measuring 7 by 9-1/2 inches. Entire framed piece measures 34 by 19-1/2 inches. $6500.Fine related autograph letter boldly written and signed by Stieglitz. Handsomely framed with original photographic portrait of Stieglitz, signed by photographer Lotte Jacobi.In this warm letter to Jacobi, Stieglitz apologizes for the late return of proofs she had sent to him. The letter reads: "My dear Lotte Jacobi: I am ashamed and an old man should not have to be ashamed. But I am ashamed. This morning I find buried under a heap of papers your proofs of me & I in the belief that I had sent them to you long ago. Really a few days after you brought them. And that I had written to you. You see the state I am in. Inexcusable-and yet I offer no excuses. Merely repeat I am ashamed. Some day you must drop in & I'll tell you about the proofs. The one we all like the best. Will you, can you, ever forgive me. I hope you are having pleasurable holidays. For me they are like other days. I have been at The [American] Place daily. My best wishes for 1940! Cordially, Alfred Stieglitz." The proofs in question are from a 1938 session-the photograph here is one taken by Jacobi during this session. Jacobi, who immigrated from Germany to New York in 1935, photographed many of the best-known photographers of the period, including Berenice Abbott, Nancy Newhall, Barbara Morgan, and of course, Stieglitz himself, who was an important influence on the development of Jacobi's portrait work. With envelope addressed in Stieglitz's hand in mylar sleeve affixed to rear of framed piece. Fine condition, handsomely framed. A superb piece. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        La Famille Cardinal. Illustré d'un portrait de l'auteur et de trente-trois monotypes en noir et en couleurs par Edgar Degas.

      - Paris, Librairie Blaizot & Fils, 1939. Grand in-4, broché, couverture rempliée, (2), 161, (1) p., (1) f. d'achevé d'imprimer, titre rouge et noir, portrait de l'auteur et 32 monotypes en noir et couleurs par Degas sous serpente. Edition illustrée d'un portrait de l'auteur et de 32 monotypes d'Edgard Degas, tirées sur cuivre, en noir et en couleurs par Maurice Potin. Le texte réunit les trois parties de l'oeuvre de Ludovic Halévy : 'Madame Cardinal', 'Monsieur Cardinal' et 'Les Petites Cardinal'. Les monotypes de Degas avaient été réalisés dès 1880 en vue d'une série complète pour la famille Cardinal, mais Halévy ne donna pas suite à ce projet qui sera repris dans cette édition. Ce sera le seul livre illustré par Degas. Tirage unique à 350 exemplaires sur papier vélin de Rives (celui-ci n°61). Ex-libris gravé de Georges Collet. Bon exemplaire, frais. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Tropic of Capricorn

      Paris: The Obelisk Press, 1939. First Edition. Softcover. Good. First edition, first printing. Original publisher's wraps printed in red and black. Errata slip tipped in; 60 Francs price on spine and front flap, both with black cancel. Good. A bit fragile with a splitting to joints at ends, tape stains to joints at bottom of spine. Shows general wear, but remains a serviceable copy nonetheless.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The Local

      London: Cassell & Co, 1939. First edition. Octavo, 51pp and 15 superb colour lithographs by Ardizzone. Pubs of London and the customs of the time. A Very Good plus copy in illustrated paper covered boards which have a little browning to edges. Tiny bump to head of spine. Signed by author (Maurice Gorham) and dated December 1939 on free front end paper. .

      [Bookseller: Chris Porter (Books)]
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        Weird Tales Magazine

      olume 33 Number 3, 1939 Book. Good. Hardcover. 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..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Collection of original drawings for About People

      1939 - 58 pen and ink drawings on paper, signed ("Wm. Steig"), docketed in pencil and pen, two images with Random House and Life Magazine stamps on verso. Various sizes, approx. 6 x 6 in. 58 original signed drawings for William Steig's About People (1939) - the completed book ran to 105 illustrations. With a signed note, "John - Here it is. Don't lose it. Bill" presenting the drawings to an editor or publisher. Some light smudging, generally near fine 58 pen and ink drawings on paper, signed ("Wm. Steig"), docketed in pencil and pen, two images with Random House and Life Magazine stamps on verso. Various sizes, approx. 6 x 6 in [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Moses Man of the Mountain

      PHIL: Lippincott, 1939. Bound in the publisher's maroon cloth, pictorially stamped and lettered in orange. This is the first state binding. The first edition (stated on the copyright page). Some darkening to extremes, but overall a tight clean copy. Fitted with a facsimile dustwrapper that fits the book perfectly. A most acceptable copy. . First Edition. Hard Cover. VG+/Fine (Facsimile DW).

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

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

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        Autograph letter signed

      1939 - MITCHELL, Margaret. Autograph letter signed. New Orleans, April 1, 1939. Two leaves of hotel stationery, each 7-1/2 by 10-1/2 inches, writing on rectos only. $11,000.Very rare autograph letter signed from Margaret Mitchell to Harold Latham, who had famously discovered her and her book, about traveling incognito and possibly meeting. Written seven months before the Gone With the Wind premiere.Harold S. Latham, an editor at Macmillan, famously pried the manuscript of Gone With the Wind away from Mitchell on a visit to Atlanta in 1935. On a tour of the South to find new writers, Latham received reports that Mitchell had a manuscript, a fact she repeatedly denied. Then she admitted that although there was a manuscript, it was unfinished. Finally, on the eve of Latham's departure, Mitchell showed up at his hotel with the entire manuscript""a pile of papers so large Latham needed to buy an extra suitcase to be able to carry it with him on the train. Although she regretted the action immediately and wrote to Latham asking him to return the manuscript, Latham refused, saying that he was certain that with revisions it would be not only publishable but popular. The story of Latham's "discovery" of Mitchell instantly passed into legend and became almost as well known as the book itself. Latham and Mitchell found themselves permanently tied together, both in the public imagination and in their own careers: she was his biggest discovery""none others even came close""and he was the person she consistently thanked for turning her into a popular writer. That mutual sense of interdependence led to a friendship that lasted for the rest of Mitchell's life. Seven months after this letter was written Latham was at Mitchell's in Atlanta for the premiere of the film version of Gone With the Wind.The letter, written on stationery from the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans, reads in full: "Saturday noon, April 1, 1939. Dear Harold: Your Wire of March 30 has just arrived. Stephens forwarded it by mail. Realizing that your office is already closed, I'm writing you instead of wiring and hoping that air mail-special delivery stamped will put it on your desk Monday morning. Stephens sent a brief note with your wire saying he had notified you that we were out of town but would probably be back by April 10th. Harold, I do not think we will be home by April 10th unless summoned by some catastrophe such as Miss Susie filing suit against me in Atlanta or an illness in the family. John's vacation will extend to about April 20th and it is our present intention to arrive home on or about that date. We expect to leave New Orleans in a day or two and look over the smaller resorts on the Gulf. If we find a quiet one, we will stay there for the rest of our vacation. If not, we'll keep moving. For your information, you can communicate with us through Stephens, office address, Peters Building, Atlanta, home address 1401 Peachtree Road N.E. We keep him informed of our whereabouts. Harold, if you can time your visit conveniently for the week of April 23rd, it would be marvelous for you must know how much we want to see you and how disappointed we would be if we missed you. But if your business arrangements are such that the week of the 23rd isn't convenient-then we'll have to swallow our disappointment and realize that Medora and the others are enjoying you around April 10th. Please do not wire or write us here. I must confess that we are not registered under our own names. This distasteful practice is necessary when traveling if we want to get any peace and rest. Here's an amusing happening""we picked New Orleans as the one town in the East or South where we know no one""especially newspaper folks. Arriving here several days ago we found the convention of the American College of Physicians, 1500 strong, in session and most of them registered here. I know practically all the Fulton County (Atlanta) medical association and I believe they are all here. It's taken fancy fast wo [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Changing New York

      1939 - ABBOTT, Berenice. Changing New York. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1939. Quarto, original blue cloth, original photographic dust jacket. $9000.First edition of Abbott's landmark photo-essay on New York City, inscribed by Abbott, "For J"" and E"" with warmest regards Berenice Abbott Blanchard Maine August '67," featuring 97 brilliant halftone plates that display "the historical importance of the documentary mode". its power as a medium of personal expression" (Parr & Badger).After spending the better part of the Twenties in Paris photographing such literary celebrities as James Joyce, Jean Cocteau and Andre Gide, Abbott returned to New York with the intention "to do in Manhattan what Atget did in Paris." Abbott captured the city "with a straightforward style that nodded toward 19th-century classicism while signaling a new sort of stripped-down modernism" (Roth, 100). "Changing New York not only fulfills Abbott's criterion for the historical importance of the documentary mode, but also demonstrates its power as a medium of personal expression" (Parr & Badger I:141), providing "a distinctive interpretation of New York as well as a priceless document thereof" (Icons of Photography, 104). "First Edition" stated on copyright page; first issue with blue topstain. Text by Elizabeth McCausland. With dust jacked based on a design by Abbott that shows her name superimposed on a brick wall from her photograph, "Construction Old and New": "one of three images that had been removed from the book just before publication" (Bonnie Yochelson). Open Book, 130. Images fine, faint foxing to preliminaries, lightest edge-wear to cloth, expert restoration to scarce dust jacket. An extremely good inscribed copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Collected Poems of Robert Frost, & 5 Other different Titles

      New York: Henry Holt and Holt and Rinehart, 1939. Copyright dates, 1936, 1942, 1943, 1947, 1947 and 1962, First editions, Six different volumes. Book 1-Collected Poems of Robert Frost in orginal jacket. First edition, first printing. Book 2-In the Clearing, in dust jacket.1st edition, 2nd printing. Book 3-Come In and other poems, in dust jacket.1st edition, 1st printing. Book 4-A Witness Tree, in dust jacket.1st edition, 1st printing.With presentation note to Melby on the post fly leaf page. Book 5-A Masque of Mercy, in dust jacket. 1st edition, 1st printing. Book 6-Steeple Bush, in dust jacket. All Six volumes are in very good to near fine condition. All Dust jackets are in very good condition, Now in clear covers. Text are bright and clean, bindings are secure, A solid collectible set of books. From the collection of California bibliophile Melba Berry Bennett. . first Editions. Hardcovers. Very Good/Very Good. 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Collectible Poetry.

      [Bookseller: Mclin Haven]
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        An Apple a Day: The Story of a Hollywood Doctor

      Hollywood, California: George Palmer Putnam, Inc.. 1939. First. First edition. About fine in very near fine dustwrapper with slight wear at the extremities. Wonderfully Inscribed by the author to Hollywood columnist Jimmy Starr: "To Jimmy Starr - As you may guess the characters in this book are fictitious - except those who like what is said about them. Regards, Howard Wilson Oct. 6 - 1939." Very thinly veiled autobiographical novel: love of a good woman keeps a Hollywood doctor on course. Very scarce in jacket. OCLC locates seven copies, all but two in California. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Cultureel Indie. Year 1 (1939) through Year 8 (1946). (All published)

      Altogether 8 issues, ranging from 230-400 pp., of the Dutch annual discussing aspects of cultural life in Papua and other Dutch Indonesian colonies, including a fascinating mixture of native and European art, sculpture, map making, painting, coins, etc., extensive scholarly notes, bibliographies, heavily illustrated throughout. 4to. Vols. 1-3, 7: Cloth. Vols. 4-6, 8: 1/2 cloth and boards. Covers slightly rubbed and stained, vol. 6 bumped along top. Leiden (E.J. Brill) 1939-1946. Also included is a photocopy of the index to this important series, which is only published online.

      [Bookseller: F.A. Bernett Books]
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        Autograph quotation signed. Garmisch-Partenkirchen, 5. X. 1939.

      1939. Oblong small 8vo. 1 p. "Cultivating precious chamber music, especially from our great classics, within the familiy is one of the most important methods to maintain and patronise our culture!" (transl. from the German original). - On stationery with printed letterhead.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris]
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        Ho Hum, the Fisherman

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1939. First Edition, No. 84 of 100 copies. Illustrated with photographs. 1 vols. 8vo. Original brown leatherette. Near fine copy. In half brown morocco slipcase and chemise. First Edition, No. 84 of 100 copies. Illustrated with photographs. 1 vols. 8vo. An engaging account of a marlin-fishing expedition out of Bimini and Cat Cay, privately printed for the author, and not for sale. "An extremely rare Derrydale...a hard book to find." (Frazier). The author was a financier and philanthropist; his father co-founded the Wrigley and Harkness Company and was a major investor in the Standard Oil Company. William Hale Harkness graduated from Yale in 1922 and received a Harvard law degree in 1925. A member of numerous clubs and organizations, he was at one time vice president of the American Geographical Society and the Boys Club of New York. He also authored Temples and Topees, published by The Derrydale Press in 1936. Bruns H73; Siegel 150; Frazier H-3-a; Heller 2:844

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        Two Original Gelatin Silver Prints, late 1930s, of George Washington Carver standing next to one of his paintings of yucca plants, two different views, one of which is signed by Dr. Carver and photographer (P.H. Polk).

      Tuskegee, AL 1939 - (one is undated but appears to be the same year as the other) 5.5 x 3.5, and 6.5 x 4.5. Smaller photo has light creasing, clear plastic photo "corners," a light foxing on reverse, notes on the back "$1.50 per dozen" (green ink) and "3/4.50 Art lecture given by Dr. Carver during summer school at Tuskegee Institute July 1942," number probably refer to the cost of the photos; larger photo has light creasing, clear plastic photo corners, one corner of photo has an abrasion, back of photo has paper strips along sides with a few abrasions, ink note on reverse Dr. Carver giving an art lecture and discussing the (word abraded) of Yucca (word abraded) that was (word abraded) more than 20 years prior to the opening of the Carver Museum. Both images show a large framed painting of yuccas resting on an easel on a small cloth-covered platform; both are identical paintings. The smaller photo shows Dr. Carver to the right of the painting, right hand touching the frame and left hand holding a pointer, gazing directly at the photographer; the slightly larger photo shows him to the left of the painting and using the pointer, facing the canvas; only one photo is dated but appears to be from the same lecture. The smaller print is signed in the lower left corner in black ink "Geo. W. Carver. 12- 25-39" and near the lower right ":Polk: ’39." Prentice Herman Polk became the photography instructor at Tuskegee Institute in 1928 and quickly became head of the department, in 1939 he became the official photographer of the Tuskegee Institute. He photographed famous visitors to Tuskegee such as Henry Ford, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, W.C. Handy but one of his favorite subjects was Dr. Carver. Both photographs appear to be from the same lecture so it is quite likely that both were taken by Polk. COMES WITH: later glossy b&w reprint of Dr. Carver sitting at an easel working on painting of flowers in a vase, original photo was probably taken in the late 1930s, 10 x 8 unevenly cropped, small piece out of side margin, glue stains on back with printed note "Dr. George Washington Carver painting a Yucca Plant" but that is not the flower shown. A total of three pieces. ONE PHOTO SIGNED BY GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER AND POLK. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John K King Used & Rare Books]
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        Real Farmhouse Cheese

      Small folio, 16 pp. Plain card wraps in fabric faced pictorial dustjacket. 8 full-page lithographs. A trade promotional publication, describing traditional British cheeses. Fine, a lovely copy.

      [Bookseller: York Modern Books]
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        The Word. Volumes I -IX (Book 1: Vols I-III, Book 2: Vols IV-VI, Book 3: Vols VII-IX)

      Glasgow : Guy A. Aldred For The Bakunin Press And The U. S. M. [1939-1947], 1939, Hardback, First Edition. Very good copies in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Spine band, panels and panel edges somewhat dust-toned and scuffed. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. ; 1 pages; Description: Volumes I-IX : ill. ; 25-38 cm. Subject: Socialism --Periodicals --Socialism --Great Britain --Peace movements --Periodicals. Frequency: Quarterly 1 pages. Inventory No: 128598.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Kenya Chronicles

      London: Macmillan, 1939. First. Hardcover. VG+ to near Fine. 368 pp, ill, index. Reminiscences of thirty great years in Kenya, East Africa including sporting memories, the war in British and German East Africa and Lord Delamere as Cranworth knew him. Important work on Kenya/East Africa and hunting (author also wrote Profit and Sport in British East Africa). Very nice vg+ to near fine copy in orig cloth.

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        The Theory and Technique of Fresh Water Angling. [Author's Autograph Manuscript and Typescript]

      [Orange, New Jersey, 1939. Published: Harcourt, Brace, 1940. Autograph manuscript in ink on ruled yellow legal paper (304 pp.); typescript (198 pp.), plus proof leaves, typed and manuscript corrections (28 pp.); with an untrimmed proof of the pictorial dust jacket for the published book. 1 vols. 14 x 8-/12 and smaller. Manuscript leaves a bit toned. Some old staining from paperclips, occasional folds, generally very good plus. Published: Harcourt, Brace, 1940. Autograph manuscript in ink on ruled yellow legal paper (304 pp.); typescript (198 pp.), plus proof leaves, typed and manuscript corrections (28 pp.); with an untrimmed proof of the pictorial dust jacket for the published book. 1 vols. 14 x 8-/12 and smaller. Archive of John Alden Knight's book, The Theory and Technique of Fresh Water Angling, including his original autograph manuscript in sixteen chapters, with the working typescript and additional insertions and corrections, as well as editorial correspondence between Knight and Bob Lamont at the Atlantic Monthly Press in the summer of 1939. The book was published by Harcourt Brace in 1940. Cf. Bruns, pp 260-261; Biscotti, p. 242; Hampton's Modern Angling Bibliography pp. 174-5

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        Rehabilitations

      London: Oxford University Press,, 1939. and other essays. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge stained black. With the dust jacket. A few light marks to cloth, minor partial toning to the endpapers, but a very nice copy int eh lightly frayed and scuffed dust jacket, with minor and very typical chipping at the top edges, one or two further spots. Withal an unusually good copy of a tricky book to find in dust jacket. First edition, first impression, in the very scarce jacket. This copy with the ownership inscription of "J. C. Parham, Magdalen College February 1950". John Carey Parham was one of Lewis's pupils at Magdalen.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How More than One Hundred Men Have Recovered from Alcoholism

      New York City: Works Publishing Company, 1939 First edition, first printing, with "spiritual experience" to Step 12 on page 72. Publisher's red cloth, lettered in gilt. Near fine or better, with the corners very lightly bumped, some dimming to the gilt lettering, else bright and clean. Overall, a very sturdy and attractive copy with fascinating provenance. An exceptional copy, rare in this condition. This copy of Alcoholics Anonymous was gifted to Mr. Harger by his sponsor Jerry Everett upon his induction into the program and bears the sponsor's ownership inscriptions. Harger's wife then donated this copy to the AA library, where it received additional ownership inscriptions. The book was ultimately returned to Mrs. Harger because AA did not properly acknowledge her donation. Alcoholics Anonymous, colloquially known as "the Big Book" due to its size, is the foundational text of the Alcoholics Anonymous rehabilitation program, written by one of its founding members. Notably, it introduces the seminal twelve-step program that continues to be used as a model for treating addiction today.. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Fruhe Chinesische Bronzen aus der Sammlung Oskar Trautmann

      Fujen Press, Peking 1939 - An illustrated description of early Chinese bronzes from the Oskar Trautmann collection. Published in Peking in 1939 and consisting of 20 items described and illustrated by collotypes with up to 4 illustrations per item. Very good in soft paper covers and contained within a slightly dusty cloth slipcase with rubbed title label and secured with bone ties. Please note that this is a large item that will require additional postage if sent outside the UK. Kindly contact me for a revised shipping quotation, before ordering, should this apply. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chris Phillips]
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        The Big Sleep

      Alfred A. Knopf New York 1939 - First Edition. Chandler's first book, basis for the Humphrey Bogart, Howard Hawks film. Near Fine in Very Good price clipped dustjacket, shallow loss at spine ends and flap corners, short closed tears at edges [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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