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        The Ugly Duckling.

      Boston: D. C. Heath and Co., 1939 - Folio 350 x 320 mm. 11 pages on artist board featuring page layout and the original celluloid illustrations for The Ugly Duckling Story which was in the D. C Heath title Little Pig's Picnic and Other Stories by Margaret Wise Brown. Housed in a blue cloth solander box. Page 5 without the celluloid illustrations, An excellent set. Walt Disney Studio illustrations throughout. First edition, first printing. A fantastic group of original Disney Studio celluloids. Due to accurate representations being distorted with some license holders, Disney decided that in-house illustrators were their best option in accurate representations of their characters, which resulted in stories such as this one having its illustrations as celluloid pieces. This item was featured in 1997 October issue of Walt Disney's Comics, the article states that very few of these original story board celluloids survived given their fragile nature, making this group a rare collection. Included with this is a copy of Brown's Little Pig's Picnic and Other Stories which featured this story. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

      New York: Works Publishing Company, 1939. First edition. Octavo, original red cloth. Lengthily inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Dear John Grant- We have come a long way since this volume was printed. Please have my gratitude for all you have done to make this possible- Ever Devotedly Bill Wilson NY 3/15/60." In near fine condition with light rubbing to the spine, name above inscription. Without the rare dust jacket. First printings are rare, signed and inscribed copies exceptionally so. Alcoholics Anonymous "The Big Book" is one of the best-selling books of all time, having sold 30 million copies. In 2011, Time magazine placed the book on its list of the 100 best and most influential books written in English since 1923, the beginning of the magazine. In 2012, the Library of Congress designated it as one of 88 "Books that Shaped America."

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        The Wild Palms

      Random House, New York 1939 - First Edition, First Printing. This First Issue dustjacket has the $2.50 publisher's printed price present with minor wear to the spine. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with minor wear to the edges. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy with the original dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        BAEDEKERS AUTOFÜHRER. DEUTSCHES REICH (GROSSDEUTSCHLAND) Offizieller Führer Des Deutschen Automobil-Clubs

      Karl Baedeker, Leipzig 1939 - Open and closed tears to DJ. ; The famous, rare pre WWII edition, that is part of a dark history. Extremely rare (and never seen before) with the DJ and in this book condition. Bright marbled edges; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 813 pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore]
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        Ozoplanning with the Wizard of Oz

      Chicago: Reilly & Lee,, 1939. Illustrated by John R. Neill. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles and decoration to spine in black, colour illustration pasted to front panel, illustrated endpapers. With the pictorial dust jacket. Black and white illustrations throughout by John R. Neill. Gift inscription in red ink to front free endpaper verso; US bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. A bright copy in a lightly rubbed jacket with a few tiny chips and mild fading to spine panel. First edition, first printing, of the 33rd Oz title.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Collected Poems of Robert Frost, & 5 Other different Titles

      Henry Holt and Holt and Rinehart, 1939, Hardcovers, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, first Editions. Size: 7¾" - 9¾" Tall, 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, Collectible Poetry

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        ALEXANDER THE GANDER

      - TUDOR,TASHA. ALEXANDER THE GANDER. NY: Oxford Univ. Press (1939). 16mo, green polka-dotted cloth, fine in VG dust wrapper with light soil and edge wear. 1st edition (1st printing) of Tudor's second book after Pumpkin Moonshine. This is a Calico Book with calligraphy by Hilda Scott (pictorial initials by Tudor) and with full page color illustrations by Tudor facing each page of text plus pictorial endpapers and title page. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Fall of the Russian Monarchy

      London - Jonathan Cape, 1939 Book. Fine. Hardcover. First edition.. A detailed history of the Russian revolution and the fall of the Romanovs. First edition, second impression. Illustrated, withsixteenphotographicplatesand six plans/maps. Count R. L Sangorski was a prominent art collector famous for contributing to the John Marriot collection of Chinese Art. These works are listed on a receipt for binding issued to him in the 1980s, found with the sale of his collection. Bound in the 1980's after Asprey's acquisition of Zaehnsdorf bindery, who merged it with their previous acquisition of Sangorski and Sutcliff. This binding islikelyto be Zaehnsdorf bindings, under the name of Asprey. Written by Sir Bernard Pares, an English historian and academic known for his work on Russia. This text follows the fascinating history of the Romanovfamily and their fall as monarchs of Russia. It focuses onNicholas II of Russia's reign from his accession in 1894 until his forced abdicationin 1917. Three is alsogreat focus on the mysterious character Grigori Rasputin. Condition: In a Zaehnsdorf for Asprey crushed morocco binding. Externally, lovely condition with just some very minor shelfwear to the head and tail of the joints. Asprey and Co Ltd gilt stamp to the front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Overall: FINE..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Arbeiter-Delegierte und die Sieger aus dem Reichsberufswettkampf als Gäste der Reichsregierung in Berlin, 1. Mai 1939. Mit 20 Original-Fotografien in einer Faltmappe.

      Berlin, Eigenverlag, 1939. 20 Original-Fotos ( ca. 13,0 x 18,0 cm) in schwarzweiß montiert auf braunem mamoriertem Karton., ca. 25,0 cm x 21,0 cm. brauner OKarton mit einerm Deckelbild als Medaille gearbeitet zum Reichsberufswettkampf am 1. Mai 1939., Die Faltmappe ist gering berieben, sonst seltenes und gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Die Abbildungen enthalten u.a. die Reichskanzlei, Aufmärsche, Kundgebungen, einen Festakt usw. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Reichskanzlei, Sport, Fotografie, Geschichte, Kundgebung, Festakt,

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        Ninth Queen's Royal Lancers 1715-1936.

      Gale & Polden, 1939., 1939. 1st ed. By Subscription. 439p. Maps. Photos. Ten colored plates. Covers service in the Peninsula War, Sikh Wars, Indian Mutiny (for which a number of VC's were awarded to members), 2nd Afghan War, Boer War and Great War See Sutcliff page 63. Decorated brown leather. Regimental crest on front. Raised bands on spine. Page edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Oversize. Slight rubbing at top of spine. Fine Copy. 1st. Hardcover. Fine. Book.

      [Bookseller: Military Books]
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        Finnegans Wake.

      Faber and Faber, London 1939 - 628 S. Orig.-Leinenband. Als "Finnegans Wake" 1939 erschien und das Rätselraten um den endgültigen Titel der seit 1927 als Fragmente eines "Work in Progress" erscheinenden Vorabdrucke zum Ende kam, hatte eine ratlose Öffentlichkeit zumeist andere Sorgen. Joyce' letztes Werk ist eine großartige Mixtur von Motiven und Sprachen: "Bis heute hat die Forschung weder über die dem Buch zugrunde liegende Fabel noch über weite Strecken des Textes völlige Klarheit erreicht" (Jörg Drews in Kindlers Neues Literaturlexikon). Mit Namenszug und die an die Vorsatzpapiere angrenzenden beiden Blätter wegen Leimdurchschlags etwas braunfleckig. Der Kopfschnitt mit Spritzwasserflecken, insgesamt handelt es sich jedoch um ein gutes, ordentliches Exemplar mit nur leichten Gebrauchsspuren. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Rolf Bulang]
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        Walt Disney’s Version Of Pinocchio

      The First UK Printing published by Collins in 1939. The BOOK is in Very Good+ condition. This is number 28 of a limitation of only 100 copies printed of the original UK edition. Large quarto. Original spiral bound cloth boards, paper label printed in blue to front cover. Facsimile typescript and storyboard, printed on one side of the leaf. A flimsy piece of book construction (presumably in whimsical imitation of inhouse Disney ring-bound project books), however this copy has survived in very good condition. Some soiling and wear to the covers. Internally, some light toning, spotting to page edges in places. Signs of having been read. Small publishers price sticker to lower front past down. Free from inscriptions and erasures. This book records the development of characters and basic story of Walt Disney's second feature-length animated motion picture, 'Pinocchio'. Over 20 pages of B/W illustrations regarding the film sequences and characters' development. Very Scarce. At the time of listing the only available copy available on the market. More images available on request. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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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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        Riacho Doce, romance.

      Rio de Janeiro, Livr. José Olympio, 1939. - 8°, original printed wrappers (by Santa Rosa), slightly worn at extremities. Occasional minor foxing. Overall very good. Inscribed by Lins do Rego to the Portuguese modernist poet Alberto de Serpa on the half-title. 372 pp., (1 l.). *** FIRST EDITION. José Lins do Rego Cavalcanti is one of the most important twentieth-century Brazilian authors, ranking with Machado de Assis, Jorge Amado and Graciliano Ramos. He and Amado were the leading exponents of the "Northeastern novel," and in the hands of Lins do Rego "it becomes a true social novel of a superior kind, with implications far broader than its provincial setting might seem to promise" (Putnam). His theme was the disintegration of the aristocratic-patriarchal society of the plantations when confronted with urban and industrial civilization. He has often been compared with Thomas Hardy. Lins do Rego (1901-1957) was born on a plantation near Pilar (Paraiba).@Provenance: Alberto de Serpa Esteves de Oliveira (1906-1992), poet, dramatist, essayist and book collector, attended the University of Coimbra for 3 years but was more interested in collaborating with the writers of @Presença than in studying. He published his first novel, @Saudade do mar, at age 17, and 2 collections of poetry (@Quadras and @Evoé), but it was 2 later collections, @Varanda, 1934 and @Vinte poemas da noite, 1935, that led to his unanimous recognition by critics as an important modern poet. Casais Monteiro says that Serpa, along with Branquinho da Fonseca, Carlos Queirós and Francisco Bugalho, give us "um novo aspecto do abandono egoísta a um eu inadaptado à acção . [Serpa] tem, na poesia, não uma via de contacto com a realidade, mas, por assim dizer, um instrumento a cuja musica embala a sua dolorosa impressão de diferença e de incompatibilidade" (p. 239).After his years in Coimbra, Serpa returned to his native Porto and became an insurance broker. He was imprisoned for political reasons in 1936, and at the same period became once again a fervent Catholic. Throughout his life he contributed to Portuguese literary reviews, including @A Aguia, @Aventura, @Cadernos de poesia, @Cavalo de todas as cores (co-editor), @Diálogo, @Momento, @Presença (editor of the second series, 1939-40), @Quatro ventos and @Tríptico.*** Menezes, @Dicionário literário brasileiro pp. 567-68. Peregrino Junior, @José Lins do Rego (Nossos Clássicos 84). Cf. Carpeaux, @Pequena bibliografia crítica da literatura brasileira pp. 280-82: not citing this work. Stern, @Dictionary of Brazilian Literature pp. 280-82. Bandeira, @Brief History of Brazilian Literature pp. 147, 152. Putnam, @Marvelous Journey pp. 49, 160, 215, 216 and elsewhere. For Alberto de Serpa, see the following: Casais Monteiro, @Poesia portuguesa contemporânea pp. 239-45. Saraiva & Lopes, @Historia da literatura portuguesa (1976) pp. 1096-7. @Grande enciclopedia XXVIII, 456-7. See also Fernando Guimarães in Machado, ed., @Dicionário de literatura portuguesa, p. 449; Eugenio Lisboa in @Biblos, IV, 1276-7; and @Dicionário cronológico de autores portugueses, IV, 291-2. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Arthurian Trilogy: The Sword in the Stone, The Witch in the Wood, The Ill-Made Knight

      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1939-1940. First US editions. Hardcover. Near fine/Very good. 8vo. Original decorated blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, top edges stained red, fore-edges untrimmed. Small illustrations in the text by the author, endpapers of the first volume illustrated by Robert Lawson. Near fine copies with only traces of wear and age. NOne of the dustwrappers are price-clipped. They show varying traces of rubbing, sunning of the spines, and a few closed short marginal tears else are in very good condition and better than usually found. he first three parts of "The Once and Future King". Fantasy Literature, p. 174. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 4A-266. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 54. Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels 20. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 1116. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1149-57. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 208. Reginald 15254. This is the only edition of the second title; it was replaced entirely in the reprint.

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        Signed Photograph from "Beau Geste "

      Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Richly printed black and white matte photograph of Gary Cooper in a scene from the 1939 Paramount film Beau Geste, boldly signed and inscribed in black ink. Very fine. <br>One of Hollywood's most popular actors, Cooper appeared in more than 100 films and received five Academy Award nominations for Best Actor, winning twice for Sergeant York and High Noon. Cooper was also awarded a Special Academy Award in 1961 "For his many memorable screen performances and the international recognition he, as an individual, has gained for the motion picture industry." Cooper was too ill to accept the Oscar in person and his close friend, a tearful Jimmy Stewart, accepted it in his name. A month later, Cooper died of cancer at the age of 60. <br><br><br />

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        Claudine à l'école - Claudine à Paris - Claudine en ménage - Claudine s'en va. Illustrations de Mariette Lydis.

      Paris: Editions de Cluny, 1939. Livre. Illus. by Mariette Lydis. Bon. pleine reliure. Signé par l'illustrateur. In-8. Paris, Editions de Cluny, 1939. 4 volumes in-8, 24 x 18 cm (R), 239 (2), 186 (3), 174 (3), 160 (3) pp., nombreuses illustrations hors texte reproduites (par Duval) puis mises en couleurs au pochoir (par Charpentier), reliures de plein chagrin bleu, dos à 3 nerfs repoussés portant dans l'entre-nerfs supérieur le nom des auteurs, au centre, mosaïqué de rouge, le titre CL-AU-DI-NE s'étalant sur l'ensemble des quatre volumes et en haut du nerf inférieur, la déclinaison du titre de chaque volume ("à l'école", "à Paris"...), coiffes et coupes bordées de chagrin rouge, têtes dorées sur témoins, toutes couvertures et dos conservés, étui commun (reliure de l'éditeur ?). Tirage à 1585 exemplaires. Celui-ci l'un des 20 de tête sur JAPON impérial comportant une SUITE en couleurs et une SUITE en noir des illustrations ainsi qu'un (en fait deux) DESSIN ORIGINAL signé (n° 7). Les suites sont reliées au fil des volumes. Le dessin, aux crayons de couleurs, signé et monogrammé (16 x 11 cm), présenté sous marie-louise est celui qui suit la page 144 de "Claudine en ménage" (mêmes dimensions). Est joint un autre dessin, quasiment identique, mais cette fois à la mine de plomb, sur papier ocre, également signé, et de format plus grand (23 x 16 cm), à l'intérieur d'un feuillet plié en deux au recto duquel, soigneusement caligraphié à l'encre, est écrit "Les Claudine". Bien évidemment fort rare sur ce papier. Dos insolés avec de petites taches, étui un peu frotté, sinon un très bon exemplaire. (MONOD, 2993 ; CARTERET, IV, 410 : "publication recherchée et très cotée, quoique tirée à grand nombre").

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        Le occasioni

      Einaudi 1939-XVII, Torino - Brossura editoriale fig. (incisione in nero di F. Menzio). All occhietto scritta Roma 17. nov. 39 Per Giovanni . Lievi ingialliture marginali ma esemplare in perfetto stato di conservazione. Prima edizione. Gambetti-Vezzosi, p. 298. 8vo (cm. 21,5), 108 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Claudine à l'école - Claudine à Paris - Claudine en ménage - Claudine s'en va. Illustrations de Mariette Lydis.

      Paris Editions de Cluny 1939 in-8 pleine reliure Paris, Editions de Cluny, 1939. 4 volumes in-8, 24 x 18 cm (R), 239 (2), 186 (3), 174 (3), 160 (3) pp., nombreuses illustrations hors texte reproduites (par Duval) puis mises en couleurs au pochoir (par Charpentier), reliures de plein chagrin bleu, dos à 3 nerfs repoussés portant dans l'entre-nerfs supérieur le nom des auteurs, au centre, mosaïqué de rouge, le titre CL-AU-DI-NE s'étalant sur l'ensemble des quatre volumes et en haut du nerf inférieur, la déclinaison du titre de chaque volume ("à l'école", "à Paris"...), coiffes et coupes bordées de chagrin rouge, têtes dorées sur témoins, toutes couvertures et dos conservés, étui commun (reliure de l'éditeur ?). Tirage à 1585 exemplaires. Celui-ci l'un des 20 de tête sur JAPON impérial comportant une SUITE en couleurs et une SUITE en noir des illustrations ainsi qu'un (en fait deux) DESSIN ORIGINAL signé (n° 7). Les suites sont reliées au fil des volumes. Le dessin, aux crayons de couleurs, signé et monogrammé (16 x 11 cm), présenté sous marie-louise est celui qui suit la page 144 de "Claudine en ménage" (mêmes dimensions). Est joint un autre dessin, quasiment identique, mais cette fois à la mine de plomb, sur papier ocre, également signé, et de format plus grand (23 x 16 cm), à l'intérieur d'un feuillet plié en deux au recto duquel, soigneusement caligraphié à l'encre, est écrit "Les Claudine". Bien évidemment fort rare sur ce papier. Dos insolés avec de petites taches, étui un peu frotté, sinon un très bon exemplaire. (MONOD, 2993 ; CARTERET, IV, 410 : "publication recherchée et très cotée, quoique tirée à grand nombre") Bon

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        The Story of Don Vincente

      Corvirus Press 1939 - limited to 40 numbered copies, signed by the author, this being copy #25 with an inked inscription from Lord Carlow to the front free endpaper; original boards & cloth backstrip, very good+ in a fair slipcase. Photos available upon request.

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        Collected Poems of Robert Frost 1939.

      New York Henry Holt 1939 - First edition, first printing, signed by Frost on the front blank, 8vo., portrait frontispiece, illustrated title-page, [15], [1-4], 5-436 pp., fine, modern full crimson morocco with dark green and black lettering pieces to spine, all edges gilt; edges a little speckled otherwise a fine copy, preserved in custom-made slip-case. Two hundred and sixteen poems, including classic titles such as The Road Not Taken, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening and the Tuft of Flowers by one of North America's greatest poets and winner of no less than four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Vier handgeschreven brieven aan 'Amice' en een ongepubliceerd gedicht.

      Diverse formaten. Alleen recto. Gesigneerd 'J.Bloem' en 'J.B.' en gedateerd 'Kijkduin/ i8.i0.'39', 'Kijkduin/ i9.i0.39', 'Kijkduin/ 20.i0.'39' en 'Kijkduin/ i0.ii.'39'. Acht, drie, vijf respectievelijk acht regels tekst.* In 1939 had J.C. Bloem een eenvoudige baan op het departement van Sociale Zaken in Den Haag, waarvoor hij zich alleen in dat jaar 23 keer ziek meldde. Onderhavige brieven betreffen alle ziekmeldingen, op zeer klagerige toon gesteld: 'Ik had gehoopt, vandaag weer op het Dept. te komen, maar ik voel mij te beroerd. Wat het is weet ik niet, misschien griep, maar ik denk dat er toch wat anders achter moet zitten. Morgen komt de dokter. Je weet, dat ik mij al een heelen tijd al beroerd gevoel. Ik ben den heelen dag dood-op; Alles is mij te veel' (10 november 1939).Het ongepubliceerde gedicht is een zesregelig gelegenheidsvers, gemonogrammeerd 'J.B.'. De dichter dankt zijn collega's ('Toovenares en Toovenaar,/ Dat zijt gij vieren heel voorwaar') voor gezonden bloemen.Typerende collectie van een dichter die zijn dagen het liefst thuis en in kamerjas doorbracht!.

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        MOSTRA D'ARTE CONTEMPORANEA ITALIANA/EXHIBITION OF ITALIAN CONTEMPORARY ART

      Domus Presso. Cover some fading on spine and edges. . Very Good. Cloth. 1939.

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        THE CHINABERRY TREE.

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1939. : , 1939. Hardcover - The third novel by this important Harlem Renaissance writer, originally published in 1931. Introduction by Zona Gale. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. The orange cloth covers are very bright, with just a little shelfwear on the lower edges. Minor foxing to the margins of a few pages. The scarce dustjacket is price-clipped with light edgewear and some chipping at the folds, but is overall quite attractive. Contemporary reviews of 'Plum Bun' on the back cover - including comments from Countee Cullen and W.E.B. DuBois. All of Fauset's novels are hard to find in any early hardcover edition, and copies in dustjacket are even more elusive. .

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        Lote de libros que pertenecieron a la biblioteca de Julio Cortázar. Uno firmado y anotado por el escritor y los demas firmados

      Bordas - Gallimard - Oxford University Press 1939 / 1940, Inglaterra - Francia - Consultar estado Tristan Tzara - Morceaux Chosis. Bordas. 1947 Jean-Paul Sarte - Le Mur. Gallimard, 1939 / Jonathan Swift - Gulliver's Travels. Oxford University Press.1940 / Henry James - The Ambassador. J. M. Dent & Sond LTD. 1948 / The Dramatic Works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Oxford University Press.1939 / John Bunyan - The Pilgrim's Progress. Oxford University Press.1940 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ??????????. [Mansh?-koku koshi chizu hyaku man bu ichi] [Maps of Manchukuo 1,000,000:1]

      Tokyo (??): ?????.. ??14. [1939].. Complete set of 4 very large detailed coloured Japanese folded maps of Manchuria. Each sheet measures approximately 109 x 78cm. Some hole at one fold, some wear at margins causing a little loss of tear, browning in a few places at edges. Very striking set in good condition. .

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        Neat photograph album of the first scheduled westward-bound trans-Atlantic passenger flight, together with a second album of aerial views and airports in the United States

      London, 1939. 2 volumes, oblong 8vo (approx. 5" x 8½"), the albums with 52 and 77 silver gelatin prints respectively, each approx. 5½" x 4", all the photographs by Mary Sinclair and neatly captioned in green ink, presumably by her; both volumes in full contemporary green morocco by Zaehnsdorf (with the original receipt from Zaehnsdorf, signed by G. Zaehnsdorf, laid in), inner gilt dentelles and board edges; generally fine throughout. Trans-Atlantic flight became a reality in 1939 with Boeing's magnificent B-134, the Clipper, operated by Juan Trippe's Pan-American Airlines. In May 1939, exactly 12 years after Lindbergh's solo trans-Atlantic flight, the Yankee Clipper, opened the first regularly scheduled trans-Atlantic mail service between Port Washington, NY and Marseilles. On June 17, 1939 Pan Am inaugurated the first passenger service from NY to the UK, but there were no paying customers on this flight, only 16 newspaper and radio reporters, and 2 Pan Am officials. Regular passenger service began several days later on June 28 when the Dixie Clipper left NY on the southern route for Lisbon, and Marseilles. On July 8 the Yankee Clipper introduced Pan Am's service on the northern route across the Atlantic, carrying 17 passengers to the UK. This album records the first flight in the opposite direction. Mary Sinclair flew the Atlantic Clipper from Marseilles to NY on July 10 on what was almost certainly the first scheduled westward-bound trans-Atlantic passenger flight. In this first album she records all aspects of the flight: the plane taxiing on the water at Marseilles, the pilot's cockpit, the chart table, radio controls, galley, sleeping berths, dining room, and more. She also took photographs of the Captain (William Winston), the crew and other passengers. These comprise photographs 1-29. On September 4 Sinclair once again boarded the Clipper in New Brunswick for the return flight to Foynes, Ireland. These comprise photographs 30-52. The second album, similarly bound, contains 77 photographs by Sinclair on her flights over the United States and the Caribbean. From the time of her arrival in the US in July and her return to Ireland in September, she toured the US by air. Included are 10 aerial photographs of New York City. She then flew to DC, Charleston, Jacksonville, West Palm Beach, Miami, and Havana, all with aerial views and photographs of the airports at which she landed. She then flew to Brownsville, Los Angeles, over Nevada (with an aerial view of the Boulder Dam), and over Arizona and Colorado.She flew back to the east coast again by way of Amarillo, TX. Approximately 50 of the photographs in this second album are aerial shots; the other 27 are divided between photographs of airport, planes on the tarmac, and photographs of the interiors of the planes on which she was flying.

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        40. - 42. Jahrgang. 4 Bände

      - - Seltene komplette Jahrgänge ohne Deckblätter - Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 8600 Delius, Klasing & Co., Bln., 1939/1940 und 1941. Insgesamt 3088 Seiten mit zahlr. Abb., Halbleinen-Bände der Zeit, Quart

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        The World is Round

      New York: William R. Scott, Inc, 1939. Signed Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. Signed limited first edition, one of 350 unnumbered copies signed by both Gertrude Stein and Clement Hurd, in publisher's slip case. Very Good with offsetting from binder's glue on front cover, spine toned and with a bruise at the center, in a Very Good slip case with surface scratches and wear along the extremities. Signed by both the author and illustrator, scarce.

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        The World is Round. Pictures by Clement Hurd.

      New York: William R. Scott. 1939 - Quarto. Original blue boards, white cloth back strip, titles to front board in white, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Ends of spine lightly bumped, corners a touch rubbed, in the dust jacket with wear to extremities, a touch of toning to spine, closed tear and creasing to end of spine. A very good copy. Illustrations throughout by Clement Hurd. First edition, first printing. Stein's first book for Children. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Enchanted Wood

      Newnes, UK 1939 - 1st Edition 1939. One of the hardest to find 1st editions with a wrapper published by Enid Blyton. The first book in the Faraway Tree series. This is the second copy I have handled in fifteen years with the wrapper present. Book is very good++ and bright. Contents are good with school gift bookplate to endpaper.The wrapper is poor with half of the rear wrapper and flap missing. Loss to spine top. The front panel and spine have rubbing/ creasing and nicks to edges. A facsimile rapper is placed behind the original to make up for the loss. Not a great wrapper but very rare in any condiiton. Conforms to all 1st ediiton 1st issue points. More images can be taken upon request.Ref Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        No Time For Comedy

      New York: Random House, 1939 - First Edition. Jacket reinforced with brown paper; tape stains to endpaper and cloth edges where it was tacked down, else very good. Signed by the author and the cast, which included Katharine Cornell and Laurence Olivier. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        EL ROBINSON AMERICANO

      Molino, Barcelona 1939 - 128 pp. 18 x 25 cm. Todos los envíos peninsulares se hacen por mensajería, con entrega en domicilio. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Jean Paul. 2., durch eine Vorrede und Register ergänzte Auflage.

      Klostermann, Frankfurt am Main 1939 - 432 S. Orig.-Leinenband. Das Buch stammt aus dem Nachlaß des mit Kommerell befreundeten Marburger Gymnasialdirektors Kurt Steinmeyer und seiner Frau Jane und trägt eine anonyme, nicht unterschriebene Widmung in Bleistift: "Kampi, der fürsorglichen Freundin, in Dankbarkeit für gastliche Tage 15. April 42." Beiliegend die Typoskripte dreier Gedichte Kommerells (5 Seiten) aus den 1930er und 1940er Jahren sowie zwei posthume Sonderdrucke von Texten Kommerells, jeweils mit eigenhändiger Widmung seiner Witwe Erika Kommerell für das Ehepaar Steinmeyer. Darüber hinaus liegt der Typoskriptdurchschlag des - erst 1969 posthum veröffentlichten - Textes von Max Kommerell "Über Marionetten" bei (4 Seiten, datiert Mai 1934). Zudem eine zeitgenössiche Abschrift des Gedichts "Am Fenster" und der Originalabzug einer Fotografie Max Kommerells auf dem Totenbett. Dazu kommt ein eigenhändiger Brief des Mathematikers Kurt Reidemeister (3 Seiten) vom 26. VII. [1944]: "[.] ich möchte Dir nur ganz kurz schreiben, daß Kommerell gestern Abend um 1/2 8 gestorben ist. Am Sonnag früh war Bultmann bei ihm zu Besuch, der ihn ähnlich apathisch fand wie ich am Sonnabend. Am Sonntag Nachmittag wurde er wach, Rosi, die Pflegetochter, las ihm Gedichte vor und weil sie Schwierigkeiten hatte, nahm er ihr das Buch aus der Hand und las selber vor. Am Montag früh hatte er einen Herzanfall [.] Er wurde von der Schwester, die ihn mit gepflegt hatte, aufgebahrt. So fand ich ihn dann wieder, wunderbar schön, geistig, bleich aber wie frisch, als wollte er eben etwas sagen mit reizenden sanften Händen [.] Eben war ich bei Bultmann, den Frau Kommerell gebeten hat, die Beerdigungsfeier zu halten [.] Ich hoffe, daß es vielleicht möglich sein wird, Carossa zu einer Gedenkstunde zu gewinnen [.] Diese Nacht noch hat Schmidt-Hagen Komerell gezeichnet [.]" Der Rückentitel ist etwas berieben, sonst handelt es sich um ein gut erhaltenes Exemplar der maßgeblichen Auflage mit nur leichten Gebrauchsspuren, interessanter Provenienz und bemerkenswerten Beilagen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Rolf Bulang]
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        THE CAT SAW MURDER

      Doubleday Doran, The Crime Club 1939 - Covers soiled with a large dark stain on front panel; heavy age darkening to endpapers; binding fairly loose but solid. DJ has wear to edges with small tears and light chipping; spine ends chipped with upto 1/2" of loss; folds worn with flaking and minor loss to ends; two large tape repairs across the top of the spine and one large repair across the bottom (each ~1/2" x 4"). A very scarce title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gene Zombolas]
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        o. T. [Hafen]. Oel auf Holzplatte.

      1939 45 x 37 cm, gerahmt, Rechts unten monogr. u. dat. FM 1939. - Frans Masereel (1889-1972) bedeutender belgischer Grafiker. Zeichner und Maler. enger Freund von Stefan Zweig. der vor allem für seine beeindruckenden. von starken Emotionen geprägten Holzschnitte bekannt ist. Er vertrat in seiner Kunst einen konsequenten Humanismus. Er stellte die Menschen in ihrer Verlorenheit und Verlassenheit in der modernen Zivilisation dar. ohne indessen als Pessimist gelten zu können. Denn gleichzeitig lieferte er Beispiele für Handlungsmöglichkeiten. um dem Menschlichen in einer sich entmenschlichenden Welt den ihm gebührenden Platz zu sichern. Beispiele hierfür sind die 80 Holzschnitte \"Das Gesicht Hamburgs\" oder die 100 Holzschnitte des Zyklus \"Die Stadt\" (1925). 1919 erschien seine Folge von 167 Holzschnitten \"Mein Stundenbuch\". die in Deutschland 1920 von Kurt Wolff verlegt wurde. Eine Freundschaft verband ihn mit Henry Gowa. der ihn nach Saarbrücken holte. wo er von 1947 bis 1951 die Meisterklasse für Malerei an der neugegründeten Schule für Kunst und Handwerk leitete. Frans Masereel regte am 26. September 1953 gemeinsam mit den deutschen Künstlern HAP Grieshaber. Erich Heckel. Gerhard Marcks. Ewald Mataré. Otto Pankok. Max Pechstein. Karl Rössing und anderen in Zürich an. die \"XYLON Societé Internationale des Graveurs sur Bois\" zu gründen. Diese Gründung der Internationalen Vereinigung der Holzschneider XYLON wurde beschlossen und Masereel war ihr erster Präsident. 1956 schuf er ein weiteres großes Holzschnittwerk. 100 Blätter unter dem Titel \"Mijn Land\". 1964 erhielt Masereel den Kulturpreis des Deutschen Gewerkschaftsbundes. Eine Dauerausstellung von Masereel-Werken gibt es im Frans Masereel Centrum in Kasterlee bei Antwerpen. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Gemälde - vor 1945

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        BEATAM ME DICENT vol.II NOVENARIO MARIANO

      LIBRERIA EDITRICE FIORENTINA, FIRENZE 1939 - ITALIANO Volume intonso, pagine leggermente ingiallite causa tempo e con lieve fioritura, coperta morbida illustrata leggermente ingiallita e con segni di usura, piccolo foro da colpo preso che dalla coperta arriva alla prime venti pagine, tagli ingialliti e con fioritura

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        12 bois gravés de Frédérique Charlaix. Préface d'Henri Focillon.

      Lyon, sous le patronage du Bois gravé, 1939 ; in-4, [8] pp. , 12 ff. de bois gravés (de 1932 à 1938), sous chemise rigide à dos toilé, étiquette de titre décorée. Edition originale ; lyonnaise, Frédérique Charlaix, qui a illustré "Le Masque de Lyon" (1932) et "Dame Loyse, la Belle Cordière" (1937, Louise Labé), utilisait surtout la technique de taille d'épargne où seul reste le dessin qui va être imprimée, le restant étant enlevé, qui permet de beaux contrastes. Ouvrage rare. Minuscule coupure en queue du dos, bon exemplaire.

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        The Medals [Signed by George Seferis -- Seferiádes, Georgios; Seferis, Giorgos -- to Rex Warner, with two drawings by Seferis]

      New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1939. First American edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. A Very Good copy of the first American edition, first printing (lower board corners bumped, spine ends gently pushed, mildly askew) in a Very Good + dust jacket (tiny and small chips to the dust jacket's edges, spine sunned, 1 1/4 inch tear starting at the front panel's top edge -- still a very good + example of this title's fragile and typically rather worn uncommon dust jacket), INSCRIBED, SIGNED, PLACED, and DECORATED BY GEORGE SEFERIS TO REX WARNER; a collection of 12 short stories by Luigi Pirandello, the famed Italian author of novels, short stories, and plays. Widely considered to be a forerunner to the "Theatre of the Absurd", Pirandello's dramatic works influenced the careers great Playwrights such as Samuel Beckett, Eugène Ionesco, Jean Genet, Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Fernando Arrabal, Edward Albee, and others. A literary genius of his day, Luigi Pirandello won the 1934 Noble Prize in Literature for his "bold and brilliant renovation of the drama and the stage". A Greek Diplomat and Ambassador to the UK, and one of the Twentieth Century's most important Greek Poets, George Seferis won the 1963 Nobel Prize in Literature for "his eminent lyrical writing, inspired by a deep feeling for the Hellenic world of culture", making him the first Greek ever to have received the Prize. GEORGE SEFERIS, INSCRIBED, SIGNED, PLACED, and DECORATED this book on the front free endpaper to his great friend, frequent translator, and fellow author Rex Warner (whose excellent translations of Seferis' works were a major factor in Seferis' winning the Prize) as follows: "Rex Warner [underscored] / Tiwpyos Efyipms [his Greek name using English letters] / Storrs Connecticut" under which SEFERIS HAS DRAWN TWO IMAGES ACCOMPANIED BY TWO PAGE NUMBERS. The pages referenced by Seferis are page 103, the first page of the story titled "Sicilian Honour" and page 155, the first page of the story titled "Sicilian Tangerines". Corresponding to the stories, the first of Seferis' drawings appears to be of a shield and the second appears to be of tangerine sections. Books signed by George Seferis are quite scarce and those by other authors signed and presented by Seferis are scarcer still. A Very Good copy of one Nobel Prize-winning author's copy of another Nobel Prize-winning author's work, SIGNED AND PLACED BY GEORGE SEFERIS WITH TWO ILLUSTRATIONS BY GEORGE SEFERIS RELATED TO THE BOOK'S CONTENT. QUITE SCARCE INDEED.

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        CODICIS IURIS CANONICI FONTES TABELLAE

      Typis Polyglottis Vaticanis, 1939. LATINO 0,8 Coperta con lievissimi segni del tempo nella parte posteriore,titoli oro al dorso.Pagine brunite dal tempo. USATO

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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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