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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.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        CODICIS IURIS CANONICI FONTES TABELLAE

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

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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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        TOWN

      HURD, CLEMENT. HURD,CLEMENT. TOWN. NY: William R. Scott, (1939). 8vo (7 1/4 x 8 1/4"), pictorial boards, slightest bit of cover soil, near Fine. First and likely only edition. This is a charming panorama depicting life in a town, featuring 14 color lithographed panels in Hurd's characteristic bold, simple style (Hurd was the illustrator of "Goodnight Moon"), reminiscent of Alexxandra Exters panoramas. There is one page of text about a little boy and girl's life in the city, where they live. Deliberately short, it was meant to stimulate the imagination and be the basis for a story that children would embellish themselves. There is a companion piece titled "Country". See Bader p. 221-222 who comments on the influence of Soviet children's books and Japanese screen art that can be seen in this book. Rare.

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        The Little Mermaid

      Macmillan, New York 1939 - Dust jacket art, gorgeous full page illustrations by Dorothy P. Lathrop (6 colored and 8 black and white) along with illustrated end pages. Dorothy Pulis Lathrop (1891-1980) was an American author and illustrator of children's books. Book is solid and intact with a dust jacket that is in good vintage condition for being 76 years old. No writing or tears on pages. Rare edition~Not marked First Edition, however, it is marked Published October, 1939 and that is when this edition was first and only published. Dust jacket with professionally repaired closed tears and some chipping and ink scribbling to the back of the jacket only. NOT price-clipped. inscribed by Dorothy Lathrop. Size: 8½" x 10½" 0.0 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        COMPLETE SET of Strange Stories Pulp magazine, Volume I, II, III, IV, V, # 1, 2, 3, February, April, June, August, October, December - 1939, 1940, 1941 ( Flowers From the Moon; Spawn of Blackness; Citadel of Darkness; Creeper In Darkness; Snake Goddess)

      N.Y. / New York: Better Publications / Strange Stories Pulp, 1939 - 1940 -1941, 1st Edition, First Printing, New York, NY - --------------13 volumes, overseas shipping (anything outside of Canada and the USA ) will require additional shipping charges, pulp magazine, the complete series, overall a Good to Very Good set with most being VG, for condition please assume at least some chips and tears and some age toning/browning to paper with a bit of brittleness, some ink names, -----Oct 40 has 80% spine loss, Feb 40 has 25% spine loss, Dec 39 has a somewhat faded spine, Oct 39 is missing back cover and front cover is detached, Jun 30 has tape on spine which lightly wraps onto covers ----------contributing authors include: Don Alviso; John L Benton; David Bernard; Wyatt Blassingame ; Robert Bloch; Carol Boyd; Leigh Brackett; Bernard Breslauer; Arthur J Burks; O. M. Cabral; John Clemons; Eli Colter; Vincent Hamilton Craigie; Jack B Creamer; Ray Cummings; Marian Stearns Curry; Norman A Daniels; ; August W Derleth; Derleth & Mark Schorer; Earle Dow; Fenton W Earnshaw ; Robert Emerick ; Lloyd Arthur Eshbach; Ralph Milne Farley; Tarleton Fiske (aka Robert Bloch); Oscar J Friend; Will Garth; Shelton Goodall; Keith Hammond (aka Henry Kuttner); C William Harrison; Eldon Heath (aka Derleth); Joseph H Hernandez; Carl Jacobi; Carson Judson; Dr David Keller; Otis Adelbert Kline; Henry Kuttner; Frank Belknap Long; Amelia Reynolds Long; James Macfie ; Tally Mason (aka Derleth); Thorp McClusky; C L Moore; Maria Moraysky; Earl Peirce, Jr ; E Hoffman Price; Robert D Price; Dorothy Quick; Seabury Quinn; Capt. George J Rawlins; Olga L Rosmanith ; Eric Frank Russell; Alexander Samalman ; Heydorn Schleh ; Mark Schorer; Paul Selonke; Charles S Strong; Don Tracy; Hal G Vermes; A Hyatt Verrill; Bruce Walker; Mordred Weir (aka Amelia Reynolds Long); Manly Wade Wellman; Hampton Wells; Bertram W Williams; Gabriel Wilson; R R Winterbotham, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup (Member of IOBA)]
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        Mount Chocorua at Dusk

      1939 - A painting by Cummings of New Hampshire's Mount Chocorua, as seen from Joy Farm, his home in Silver Lake, NH. Unsigned but dated on the verso, in an unknown hand, "Sept 16 '39." Also on the verso: "GBM #830," evidence of having been in one of the catalogs of Cummings' paintings put out by the Gotham Book Mart between the late 1960s and early 1980s, when the bookshop hosted a number of shows of his work and also took a series of exhibitions on the road to museums and galleries around the country. Oil on canvasboard, 16" x 12".

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA (Lopezbooks)]
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        Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.

      London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1939. - FIRST EDITION. 8vo; pp. 45. Bound in publisher's yellow cloth, upper with red line drawing of two men on rollerskates, in pictorial dustwrapper. Minor soiling, spine a little darkened and nicked at ends. Very good indeed. A presentable copy of a book that too readily shows the slightest wear. ". A classic from the day it was printed, and today. one of the most famous twentieth-century books of all. This one is a must - do you hear me? A must." Children's Modern First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB]
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        Look Magazine, July 4, 1939 - Why I Hate My Uncle, By Adolph Hitler's Nephew

      Look, 1939. 50 pages. Includes a six - page photo - illustrated feature by William P. Hitler, Adolph's nephew "who tells so candidly some things about his uncle that only a relative could know". Other features include: Student Nurses - their work and their uniforms; Stockings - short skirts bring new styles - Willy De Mond (Willy's of Hollywood); Why I Want Roosevelt to Run Again, by Harold L. Ickes; Gatti Pictures - an African Chief takes his 70 wives to the Beauty Parlor; Page of America's 10 most wanted, with photos, by J. Edgar Hoover; Movie Preview - Lady of the Tropics, starring Hedy Lamarr, and Robert Taylor; Roosevelt after 1940; Lowdown on Horse Racing, from 'Sunny Jim" Fitzsimmon; America's Best Jockeys; Hattie Carnegie vs. Elizabeth Hawes; Death Dines - photocrime; Sleep on Top of Your Car; and more. Somewhat above - average wear. Six inch tear to page 13. A sound copy of this extraordinary issue.

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

      Ciba 1939 - 1952, Bâle, - pages 1 à 2969, 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.

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        Contes des mille nuits et une nuit.

      Paris, Editions de La Belle Etoile, 1939. - Trois vol. in-8 carré, reliures demi-maroquin à coins bleu canard, signées P. L. MARTIN, dos à 4 nerfs parsemés de petites étoiles dorées, titre & tomaison dorés, filet doré bordant les plats et les coins, tête dorée, plats de papier écru jaspé, couv. et dos conservés ; superbes illustrations de Jacques Touchet dont 30 h.-t. et 11 vignettes coloriés à la main par Beaufumé et très nombr. dessins en noir dans le texte. Tirage limité à 1500 exemplaires, celui-ci un des 120 numérotés sur Lafuma pur Fil, enrichi d'une suite en noir et d'un dessin original à la plume de l'artiste. Très bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BULLETIN DE LA SOCIÉTÉ FRANÇAISE DE PHOTOGRAPHIE

      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.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        PAOLO APOSTOLO MARTIRE

      CASA EDITRICE ADRIANO SALANI, FIRENZE 1939 - ITALIANO Foto di incisione di A.Zardo del protagonista all'antiporta, timbro biblioteca al frontespizio, pagine leggermente brunite ai bordi, fioritura ai tagli, coperta rigida con titoli d'oro al dorso, con punte, piede e cima leggermente usurate

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        Finnegan's Wake

      The Viking Press, 1939 Very good in a very good dust jacket. First Published May 1939 stated on the copyright page. First U.S. Edition, which was published simultaneously with the first UK edition. Book very good condition, some tanning along the bottom edge, darkening of the front free end paper and the paste-down where something had been laid in. Dust jacket has chipping along the edges, corners and spine ends. A small piece is missing at the edge of the spine. Closed tear at top of front panel. Overall, a nice, square copy. Flap price $5.00. Comes housed in a custom slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        Peter Pan and Wendy. With Illustrations by E. Blampied.

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB]
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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.

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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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        CORRENTE DI VITA GIOVANILE PERIODICO QUINDICINALE DI LETTERATURA-ARTE-POLITICA

      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.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        IN GOOD KING CHARLES'S GOLDEN DAYS. A HISTORY LESSON

      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]

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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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        BULLETIN DE LA SOCIÉTÉ FRANÇAISE DE PHOTOGRAPHIE

      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,

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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.

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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]

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        Quixotic Perquisitions.

      London: The Europa Press, 1939 - Octavo. Original yellow cloth, red lettered spine. With the dust jacket. Jacket spine sunned, spine of binding slightly rolled. An excellent copy. Half-tone frontispiece of Quixote and Sancho Panza by John Buckland-Wright. First and limited edition, number 178 of 300 copies, of this collection of poems by George Reavey (1907-1976), the Russian-born Irish surrealist poet, publisher and translator, who was also Samuel Beckett's first literary agent: his Europa Press published Beckett's Echo's Bones in 1935. Tipped to the front free endpaper is a 13-line typed poem signed by Reavey (dated 1947), dedicated to Mr & Mrs Leslie Daiken and entitled "Happy New Year, ViV2V3V4V5" (opening "There was a poet who smoked too much, and scattered his ash too far"). Leslie Daiken (1912-1964) was a poet and authority on children's customs, toys, games, and nursery rhymes; he was also a student of Beckett's at Trinity College, Dublin (his papers are held at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin). Loosely inserted is an autograph letter signed from Reavey to Daiken (dated "15/viii/47", on Reavey's personal letterhead) mentioning a recent trip to Paris and Switzerland and a meeting that Reavey had with Samuel Beckett: "Saw Sam there. Incidentally, Watt is hot just now - a good chance of publication but not yet 100% certain". This is a fascinating fleeting glimpse into the publishing history of Beckett's early masterpiece. Despite Reavey's upbeat tone he was unsuccessful in finding a publisher for Watt, and it was not published until 1953 (by Maurice Girodias's Olympia Press). "Beckett went to Dublin by way of London [in late March 1947] to check on the peregrinations of Watt. He was technically committed to have Richard Marsh act as his literary agent because Marsh had purchased the European Literary Bureau before the war from Reavey. But Beckett felt more comfortable working with someone he knew, and so he officially engaged Reavey as his agent" (Deirde Bair, Samuel Beckett: A Biography, 1993, p. 364). [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        IL MUSEO MUSSOLINI

      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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        The Grapes of Wrath

      The Viking Press 1939 - First edition of this novel in first issue dust jacket illustrated by Elmer Hader, adapted in 1940 into a film directed by John Ford, starring Henry Fonda and Jane Darwell, octavo, 619 pages, fine copy in fine dust jacket, housed in a fine matching custom-made clamshell box by Julie Nadot. [Attributes: First Edition; 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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        Secret Despatches from Arabia - Published By Permission of the Foreign Office (One of the Only 30 Specials)

      Golden Cockerel Press, London 1939 - A fine clean copy of this one of the 30 specials this is no 20 LIMITED EDITION, special copy with additional facsimiles not in the regular edition. In original, Sangorski and Sutcliffe cloth slipcase with bevelled edges which is stamped on the spine 20, slipcase has a minor wear to top edge otherwise fine. White pigskin, clean and bright, 4 raised bands to the spine, gilt titling and gilt cockerel device in the lower compartment. Leather in exceptionally bright condition. Top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Small binder's stamp 'Bound by S & S (Sangorsky and Sutcliffe), this is the original binding. "With the exception of the article 'Syrian Cross-Currents', which has not hitherto been published, the contents of this volume were included in the confidential paper called 'The Arab Bulletin' which was issued at Cairo from June 6th. 1916 - 6th December 1918", 173.pp + facsimiles of TELs manuscript of Seven Pillars The SP facsimile only in the Specials. . Handsome bookplate of previous owner to inside of front board. O'Brien A226 Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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