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        Finnegan's Wake

      The Viking Press, 1939 Near fine 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. Near fine condition. Negligible tanning of the page edges. Small 3-star stamp in red ink on the back paste down. Dust jacket has water damage to bottom front and back flaps, which extends slightly onto the panels. Minor chipping at the edges and at the corners. Couple of closed tears. Original price of $5.00 printed on the front flap. Comes housed in a custom slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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        Shell Guide to Wiltshire. A Series of Views. [First Faber edition], BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY OF THE FIRST FABER EDITION

      Faber [1939] 4to., First Edition thus, with numerous plates on cream stock, photographs (many full - page) in the text, 2 full - page coloured maps and pictorial endpapers; original ivory cloth, backstrip blocked in blue and lettered in white, comb - bound as issued, covers faintly browned at edges else a very good, bright, clean copy. Originally published by Architectural Press in 1935, this is one of the first ten titles in this wonderful series edited by Betjeman (see Peterson D4). In 1939 the imprint passed to Faber who replaced the characteristic comb - binding with conventional cloth and standardised the titles. The Gazetteer was compiled by Edith Olivier. VERY SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION.

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        La Sagesse ou la parabole du festin.

      Paris: Gallimard, 1939. Copy X on Japon: Entire edition 240. Small quarto. Bound by Jacques Anthoine-Legrain in half blue morocco with red silk horizontal center panels, smooth backed, lettered in silver and gilt and with silver and gilt pointelle horizontal rules. Morocco tipped open slicase. Fine copy. Jacques Anthoine-Legrain (1907–c. 1970), was stepson of Pierre Legrain. After Pierre Legrain died in 1929 a the age of 42, Jacques took over the business. He was known as a fine technical binder.

      [Bookseller: Golden Legend, Inc. ]
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        What's Become Of Waring ( Presentation Copy - Inscribed And Signed By The Author )

      The First UK printing published by Cassell in 1939.The BOOK is in near FINE condition.Original publisher's brick red cloth with electric blue titling.Slight bumping and fading to the spine tips.Very minor handling wear to edges.Binding remains tight and square.Faint offsetting to the end papers.Light toning and spotting to the text block.Free from markings and erasures. Presentation copy: Inscribed and Signed by the Author to the front blank end paper:'James Tucker, from, Anthony Powell,rather late in, the day, May, 1990'.The book has additionally been Signed by the Author to the title page.The recipient, James Tucker was a writer and bibliographer who had published 'The Novels of Anthony Powell' in 1976.Genuinely recognised as the author's scarcest title.Fewer than 1000 copies had been sold prior to the destruction in the Blitz of Cassell's stock at La Belle Sauvage near St. Paul's. Powell's scarce fifth novel, set within the world of publishing and critiquing the fad for spiritualism. An extremely difficult first edition title to find in such good original condition, let alone as an inscribed association copy.Housed in a custom solander box. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        Hitler's Mein Kampf. Illustrated by 200 Full page Plates. The Original Edition Entirely Unexpurgated. COMPLETE SET IN WEEKLY PARTS

      Hutchinson in association with Hurst & Blackett [1939] 18 parts, sm. 4to., First Edition thus, with very numerous photographs (many full - page) in the text; original pictorial wrappers printed in colours, wire - stitched as issued, wrappers lightly chafed at extremities as usual, backstrip of four volumes parted but entirely complete, some light age - soiling, the set now preserved in a custom - made black buckram solander case with gilt back. COMPLETE SET OF THE FIRST UNEXPURGATED ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF HITLER'S INFAMOUS TREATISE. Translated by James Murphy, it is also the first fully illustrated version in English, with many photographs, illustrations, advertisements and examples of British war propaganda throughout. The printing style of covers varies due to production costs; parts 1 - 7 are printed in red, yellow and black; parts 8 - 18 in red and black only. The publisher's blurb on front covers is hardly understated: 'the blue - print of German imperialism'; 'the most widely discussed book of the modern world'. It is ironic that the next statement is 'Royalties on all sales will go the British Red Cross Society'. During publication purchasers could choose from five different binding cases: 'when this work is complete you will say 'what a fine edition!' No case is present here, but we have had the set preserved for the future in a handsome, specially commissioned black buckram solander case. COMPLETE SETS IN THE ORIGINAL PARTS ARE VERY SCARCE.

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        Il Mvseo Mvssolini (Il Museo Mussolini)

      Roma, Italia: La Libreria dello Stato, 1939. Questa non è una edizione bilingue. Testo in italiano solo, non in inglese. Stampato nelle Officine dell'Istituto Poligrafico dello Stato, a Roma, 1938, XVI E.F. [Epoca Fascista, sedicesimo anno]. A cura del Reale Istituto d'Archeologia e Storia dell'Arte sotto gli auspici del Governatorato di Roma. CXXIII tavole. Le pagine portano la filigrana della casa editrice, La Libreria dello Stato, ovviamente influenzato dalla emblema che rappresenta il Partito Nazionale Fascista. Questo libro è molto scarsa in qualsiasi condizione. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in Italian only, not in English. Limitation unstated but unlikely to have exceeded 1,000 folio copies. Large folio, 14 x 10 inches. Later full green buckram, heavy-duty binding, with the original buckram backstrip neatly laid down along the spine. Backstrip with titling and ruling in a golden-green resembling gilt. Gently bumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. The binding is immensely clean. The text block is firmly bound in. Attractive Japan-paper pastedowns and opposite FEPs. Fore- and bottom edges of the text block heavily deckled to a very handsome effect. The paper bearing the watermark of the publisher, La Libreria dello Stato, obviously influenced by the emblem representing the Partito Nazionale Fascista, the Italian fascist party. See, for example, the lower corner of the title page. With XVI and 202 numbered pages, including preface, introduction, catalog, general index, and addenda. With CXXIII full-page monochrome plates. Slight vertical rippling to one of the front blank FEPs. Half inch tear at top of one of the rear blank FEPs. A tiny stain at the lower corner of Plate C, entirely in the margin and deemed trivial. Else a very clean and rather tight copy. Gently read. Overall a handsome book. A Very Good Plus to Near Fine copy. Rare in any condition. The Mussolini Museum was created in 1925. The focus of this volume is on Graeco-Roman sculpture and reliefs from the museum's collection. This volume, from the library of Robin Symes, is an interesting association copy. The book label of Robin Symes was affixed to the lower left corner of the front pastedown, the label now deftly removed and preserved separately, slipped in. With thanks to Wikipedia for the following: "Robin Symes (born 1940/1941) is a now-disgraced British antiquities dealer who was unmasked as a key player in an international criminal network that traded in looted archaeological treasures. Symes and his long-time lover Christo Michaelides met and formed a business partnership in the 1970s, and Symes became one of Britain's most prominent and successful antiquities dealers. However, after Michaelides died accidentally in 1999, his family took legal action to recover his share of the Symes company's assets, and when the matter went to trial, Symes was found to have lied in his evidence about the extent and value of his property; he was subsequently charged with and convicted of contempt of court, and sentenced to two years' imprisonment. Ongoing investigations by Italian authorities revealed in January 2016 that Symes' involvement in the illegal antiquities trade was even more extensive than previously thought, and that he had hidden a vast hoard of looted antiquities in 45 crates at the Geneva Freeport storage warehouse in Switzerland for 15 years, in order to conceal them from Michaelides' family.". First Edition. Buckram. Very Good Plus. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Association Copy.

      [Bookseller: Marc Sena Carrel]
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        Detection Medley.

      [London:] Hutchinson & Co. Ltd,, [1939]. Introduction by A. A. Milne. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine black. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, edges and contents foxed. A very good copy in the jacket with loss to spine ends and head of rear panel, extremities rubbed with some small chips and splits. First edition, first impression, second issue jacket. A collection of stories, essays and articles written by the members of the Detection Club, including Agatha Christie, G. K. Chesterton, and Dorothy L. Sayers.

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        Step By Step, the New Zealand General Assembly's pre-WWII copy of the first edition

      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1939. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is the first edition of Churchills last book published before the outbreak of the Second World War and includes 82 newspaper articles focused on foreign affairs written by Churchill at the end of his "wilderness years" between March 1936 and May 1939. This copy boasts compelling provenance, having belonged to the library of the New Zealand General Assembly (Now NZ Parliament) and bearing the gilt stamped General Assembly Library device on the front cover and lower spine, as well as the sticker of the New Zealand General Assembly Library affixed to the front pastedown. Significantly, this copy is ink stamped 9 AUG 1939 on the front pastedown, 22 days before Britain declared war on Germany after the Nazi invasion of Poland. New Zealand acted in its own right by formally declaring war on Germany on 3 September, in concert with Britain. Of particular significance to New Zealanders, that same day, Churchill returned to his First World War post as First Lord of the Admiralty. Many in New Zealand felt antipathy toward Churchill for his First World War stint as First Lord (1911-1915). Churchill had conceived and promoted a strategy for seizing control of the Dardanelles Strait and attacking the capitol of the Ottoman Empire. During this offensive New Zealand troops made their first major effort of the First World War as part of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC). The outcome was strategic failure and slaughter on the Gallipoli Peninsula. Churchill was scapegoated and forced to resign. He spent his political exile as a lieutenant colonel leading a battalion in the trenches. By the war's end, Churchill was exonerated by the Dardanelles Commission and rejoined the Government. History would corroborate the soundness of Churchill's conception, and that failure accrued to deviation and poor execution by others. But these facts did Churchill no good at the time and the stigma of the Dardanelles would linger, particularly in the antipodes, whose soldiers bore a disproportionate share of the casualties. Nine months after WWII began, on 10 May 1940, Churchill would replace Neville Chamberlain as Prime Minister. Perhaps nothing would expunge the taint of Gallipoli, but Churchill would leave an eclipsing impression of competent and steady leadership on the next generation of New Zealand soldiers and civilians. The war that defined, and was defined by, Churchill also profoundly shaped New Zealand, whose sacrifice far exceeded that of the First World War. About 140,000 New Zealand men and women served. WWII claimed the lives of one in every 150 New Zealanders. New Zealand was involved for all but three of the 2179 days of the war a commitment on a par with only Britain and Australia and fought globally, from Egypt, Italy, and Greece to Japan and the Pacific. Ironically, just as New Zealand could never quite exonerate Churchill for Gallipoli, Step By Step is the work that encapsulates and exonerates his pre-WWII anti-appeasement efforts. As a measure of Churchill's prescience and ultimate vindication, upon publication, Labour leader Clement Attlee - a political opponent who would replace Churchill as Prime Minister in late July 1945 - wrote to Churchill, "It must be a melancholy satisfaction to you to see how right you were. This unique copy of the first edition is in very good overall condition. The binding is tight and unfaded, with strong color and bright gilt. The binding shows a slight forward lean (ostensibly the result of having been read by members of the New Zealand Assembly) with modest scuffing and light wear to extremities. The contents remain respectably bright and clean with no spotting. The page edges show mild age-toning with light dust soiling to the top edge. The only other ex-library mark found other than those already detailed is an empty and unmarked card pocket affixed to the rear pastedown. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A111.1.a, Woods/ICS A45(a.1), Langworth p.197.

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        Another Mexico.

      New York: Viking Press, 1939. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Graham Greene on the title page. In very good condition with a small name to the front free endpaper, without the dust jacket. In Another Mexico Mr. Greene causes to emerge a picture of Mexico that is alike vivid in detail and absolutely convincing as a whole. This is mainly due to the high merit of his writing; he joins to a remarkable command of English an equally remarkable talent for breathing life into the strange human figures which people his somber canvas. No less remarkable is his attitude. He never condescends. He is no mere grouchy Anglo-Saxon up against Latins and aborigines beyond his understanding. He exudes no superiority" (The New York Times).

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        Alcoholics Anonymous

      Works, 1939 The true first edition in the red cloth covers and 1939 on the title page, with no mention of later printings on the copyright page. Recased with original covers laid onto matching cloth. Good condition. Previous owner's writing on front paste-down. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good.

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        The Devil to Pay.

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1939. Octavo. Original blue cloth, title to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine a little faded, an excellent, bright copy in the mildly toned jacket. First trade edition, first impression. It was preceded by the first acting edition printed for the first production of the play at Canterbury in June 1939. The publisher's file copy, with their inkstamp to the front panel of the dust jacket, front pastedown, and title page.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Grapes of Wrath

      FIRST EDITION of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. Published in New York by The Viking Press in 1939. First edition, "First Published in April 1939" stated on copyright page, and "First Edition" stated on bottom of front flap. Book fine. DJ near fine, with little wear. Comes in custom-made cloth slipcase.

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      - BAUM,L.FRANK. OZOPLANING WITH THE WIZARD OF OZ. Chicago: Reilly & Lee (1939). 4to, blue cloth, pictorial paste-on, 272p., FINE IN DUST WRAPPER (wrapper chipped, frayed with tears, correct price and ads). 1st printing with 16 page gatherings H-G XXXIII, illustrated by JOHN R. NEILL with pictorial endpapers and many black & whites. Nice copy of the 33rd Oz title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        By the Shore of Silver Lake

      Harper and Brothers, 1939. A very good first edition in a very good dust jacket. First Edition stated on the copyright page. Bookplate attached to front free endpaper. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

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        [Books into Film] Goodbye to Berlin [Sally Bowles]

      London Hogarth Press 1939 First Impression of these "Brilliant sketches of a society in decay" (Orwell). 8vo: 317,[1]pp. Publisher's coarsely woven oatmeal-colored cloth, spine stamped crimson with matching top-stain. Near Fine, cloth and edges dust-soiled, lettering slightly faded, but pages clean, tight and bright. According to Woolmer (451), only 3350 copies were printed. Near Fine

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        At Swim-Two-Birds

      New York Pantheon 1939 [but 1951] First Printing ("First published 1939" on copyright page, but actually 1951). 8vo: 316pp. Publisher's navy blue cloth spine lettered in yellow, yellow paper-covered boards titled in black, yellow typographic dust jacket printed in black and priced $3.00. Absolutely Fine, square, tight and bright (probably unread); Fine jacket slightly toned to flap folds. An absolutely exemplary example. The true first edition, published by Longmans in 1939, is a legendary rarity, though Graham Greene, comparing At Swim both to Tristram Shandy and Ulysses, had the text in mind when he called it "a book in a thousand." Burgess 99, p. 27. Fine

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        [Der Zauberberg] Magic Mountain, The [Signed]

      New York Alfred A. Knopf 1939 First Printing of this first one-volume edition of Mann's masterpiece, one of the most influential works of 20th century German literature. Translated into English from the German by H. T. Lowe-Porter. Thick 8vo: [10],900pp. Publisher's finely woven slate-blue cloth, spine stamped in gilt, Mann's monogram in blind to upper cover, top edge stained pale yellow, illustrated dust jacket (price-clipped). Signed by the author in blue ink on the front fly leaf. A Fine unread copy, square and tight; better than Near Fine jacket with brief edge wear. Fine

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        Mein Kampf - Erster Band: Eine Abrechnung // Zweiter Band: Die nationalsozialistische Bewegung [Vorzugsausgabe in Halbleder!!!] 4. Auflage

      Zentralverlag der NSDAP / Franz Eher Nachfolger GmbH. 1939 Originaleinbände in Halbleder (Hldr.) mit Goldprägung und Kopfgoldschnitt, Vorzugsaugabe im Großformat 360+351 Extrem selten ! Zustand: sehr guter Zustand, innen sauber und frisch, Goldschnitt und Leder ebenfalls frisch Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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      - D'AULAIRE,INGRI & EDGAR. ABRAHAM LINCOLN. NY: Doubleday Doran & Co, 1939 (1939). Large 4to, cloth backed pictorial boards, fine in dust wrapper worn at folds, chipped at spine ends. Stated 1st ed. FIRST ISSUE WITH THE ERRATA SLIP p. 52. Illustrated with really beautiful full color lithos throughout. CALDECOTT AWARD WINNER. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        Finnegans Wake

      London: Faber and Faber,, 1939. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge yellow. With the dust jacket. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Spine gently rolled, endpapers and edges lightly foxed, front hinge starting; a very good copy in the jacket with some nicks and shallow chips to extremities. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      New York: Viking Press. 1939. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Good dust jacket. This original First Issue dust jacket with the $2.75 price present on the front flap and "First Edition" printed on the bottom flap, tan cloth, titles to spine and pictorial decoration across boards and spine in brown and the sheet music endpapers. Both flaps are largely deatching but still attched. Soling to jacket, light chipping to spine ends. Dust-jacket designed by Elmer Hader. A bright copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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      1939. Fine. STEINBECK, John. THE GRAPES OF WRATH. New York: Viking Press, (1939). First edition. Top stained yellow. A fine copy in a very nice dust jacket with a bit of wear at the folds and nicks to the top and bottom of the spine as well as bit of sunning to the spine.

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      Simon & Schuster, 1939 Published in New York by Simon and Schuster in 1939. First Edition indicated by matching publication dates on title and copyright pages. SIGNED on a laid-in page. With First Issue dust jacket, NOT price-clipped. Flap price $2.00. The first book in the popular children's series. Book very good, wear at corners and along edges, rubbing at cover edges. DJ very good, some rubbing and wear, tears at top and bottom of spine along hinge, some tanning along top of flaps. Comes in a custom-made slipcase. We will provide a certificate of authenticity.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        Brave New World (Phoenix Library edition)

      Chatto & Windus, 1939. Hardcover. Used; Good. Hardcover; English language; Acceptable jacket; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; good condition; 1936 printing; jacket has a chip to bottom of spine;. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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        Fotografías Argentinas: Primera Selección Anual.

      XVI, 120, (6) pp. presentation of 120 photogravure plates by important Argentinian photographers on the occasion of the centennial of the invention of photography, with an introduction to the history of the medium in Argentina and a table of captions in Spanish, French, English, Portuguese, German, and Italian, pls. chiefly comprised of subjects of national interest, including landscapes, monuments, important persons (incl. artists and performers), aerial views, architecture, and artistic studies of the body and nature. Some soiling at edges, mostly confined to margins without affecting images. Large 4to. Spiral bound with illus. boards, bumped and rubbed, front board worn at comb. Buenos Aires (Editorial Grafos) 1939.

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        The King's Stilts

      Random House, 1939 A near fine first edition (red block stencil on front board) in a near fine dust jacket. Meets all first issue points in Younger Guide to Seuss First Editions. Original price of $1.50 on front flap of jacket and Bomba ad on back flap. One of the most uncommon Seuss books. Housed in a custom-made clamshell case.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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        Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel

      Boston: The Riverside Press, Cambridge, for Houghton Mifflin Company, , 1939. Oblong quarto. Original oatmeal cloth, front cover with design and titles blocked in black and red, pictorial endpapers. With the colour printed dust jacket. Colour illustrations in text throughout. Priced clipped dust jacket with just a touch of creasing to rear flap edge and to spine. An exceptionally bright and pristine copy. First edition, first printing.

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        Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

      Faber and Faber Limited, 1939 Very good in a very good dust jacket. First U.K. Edition, "First published in September Mcmxxxix" stated on copyright page. This book was the basis for the musical "Cats". Book shows some darkening around the edges and along the spine. Foxing on the front and back endpages and paste-downs. Jacket has original price of 3s. 6d. Dj shows darkening along edges, some chipping and about a 2" tear along front to spine at bottom and closed tear at upper left on back of dj. Comes housed in a custom slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        Ask the Dust

      NY: Stackpole. (1939). The second book in his semi-autobiographical "Bandini quartet," based on the author's life and experiences in Depression-era Los Angeles. Made into a film in 2006 by Robert Towne, who reportedly called it the best novel ever written about Los Angeles. The film starred Colin Farrell, Selma Hayek and Donald Sutherland. Inscribed by Fante in the year of publication to the collector (and bibliographer of Christopher Morley) Henry Tatnall Brown, Jr., "with the hope that he likes my book," and dated November 14, 1939, apparently at a promotional event for the book. Brown's bookplate front pastedown, slight offsetting from the bookplate; else a fine copy in a near fine, spine-sunned dust jacket with very light edge wear. A very nice copy of Fante's most famous and acclaimed book, seldom found with a notable association. First Edition. Hardcover.

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

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

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        Hitler's Mein Kampf. Illustrated by 200 Full page Plates. The Original Edition Entirely Unexpurgated. COMPLETE SET IN WEEKLY PARTS

      Hutchinson in association with Hurst & Blackett,, [1939]. 18 parts, sm. 4to., First Edition thus, with very numerous photographs (many full-page) in the text; original pictorial wrappers printed in colours, wire-stitched as issued, wrappers lightly chafed at extremities as usual, backstrip of four volumes parted but entirely complete, some light age-soiling, the set now preserved in a custom-made black buckram solander case with gilt back. COMPLETE SET OF THE FIRST UNEXPURGATED ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF HITLER'S INFAMOUS TREATISE. Translated by James Murphy, it is also the first fully illustrated version in English, with many photographs, illustrations, advertisements and examples of British war propaganda throughout. The printing style of covers varies due to production costs; parts 1-7 are printed in red, yellow and black; parts 8-18 in red and black only. The publisher's blurb on front covers is hardly understated: 'the blue-print of German imperialism'; 'the most widely discussed book of the modern world'. It is ironic that the next statement is 'Royalties on all sales will go the British Red Cross Society'. During publication purchasers could choose from five different binding cases: 'when this work is complete you will say 'what a fine edition!' No case is present here, but we have had the set preserved for the future in a handsome, specially commissioned black buckram solander case. COMPLETE SETS IN THE ORIGINAL PARTS ARE VERY SCARCE.

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        The Wild Palms

      Random House, 1939 Fine in a very good dust jacket. First Printing stated on the copyright page. Original price of $2.50 printed on the front flap of the dust jacket. A bright, clean, square copy. A very small closed tear at bottom of the title page. Jacket has very minor chipping and rubbing along the corners and spine ends. Comes housed in a custom-made slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good.

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        La difesa della razza (Rivista fascista) Dal numero 1 del novembre del 1939 al numero 24 dell'ottobre 1940.

      La difesa della razza, rivista diretta da Telesio Interlandi, vide il suo primo numero il 5 agosto 1938 e venne stampata, con cadenza quindicinale, fino al 1943 (l'ultimo numero, il 117 risulta uscito il 20 giugno 1943) dalla casa editrice Tumminelli di Roma. Questo volume comprende il periodo che va dal n°1 del novembre del 1939 al n°24 dell'ottobre del 1940. Condizioni perfette.

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        Der Traditionsgau München-Oberbayern

      Buchverlag Heinrich Hoffmann, Diessen am Ammersee 1939 - Leinen, 60 S., Mit 100 Raumbild-Aufnahmen von Prof. Heinrich Hoffmann. Komplett mit Brille und Bildbetrachter. Einband berieben und gering bestoßen. Gelenk leicht gelockert. Vorsatz teils stockfleckig. Sonst sehr gut und sauber. ANKAUF TAUSCH VERKAUF - WIR ZAHLEN IM ANKAUF FAIRE PREISE! Wir erheben als Kleinunternehmen keine Mehrwertsteuer. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Dutton 1939 - First edition, Near Fine condition/ Very Good near complete but edge worn dust jacket with tears, Internal tape. Boards lightly soiled. Ink writing on rear panel. Scarce. Author's first. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Grapes of Wrath.

      The Viking Press 1939 - First Printing. A Fine copy in pale tan oatmeal cloth stamped in maroon-brown, in a Fine jacket, unworn, unfaded, not price-clipped, with First Edition diagonally on lower edge of front flap. 619pp. The film version, directed by John Ford, in 1940 starred Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell and John Carradine. Story of Dust Bowl migrants struggling in California during the Depression years. Q09640 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Revista Hispanica Moderna. Boletino del Instituto de las Espanas.

      Philadelphia, University of Pennsilvania Press, 1939-1995. - ISSN: 0034-9593. Titel gestempelt. Buchrücken mit Bibliotheksrückenschild. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 800 Gr.-8° (25 x 18 cm). Blaue Leinen- und Halbleineneinbände. Bände 5 - 32, 36 - 39 und 41 - 48 in 36 Bänden.

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        Le Occasioni. Torino, Einaudi, 1939

      Einaudi 1939 in - 8, pp. 105, copertina edit. In cartoncino bruno illustrata con un'incisione orig. di Francesco Menzio. Importante raccolta che comprende le poesie scritte da Montale dal 1928 al 1939; Rara. ''Il conseguimento di una lucida e disincantata tristezza è proprio un dato specifico costitutivo del tono e del carattere delle Occasioni. Un tal carattere privato, forse implicito già nel titolo (goethiano), denota bene il suo differenziarsi dagli Ossi, da quanto essi contenevano di cosmico e che denunciava un'evidente radice romantica'' (Silvio Ramat, in Branca 1986: vol. III pp. 197 - 198). Prima edizione, ottimo e puro esemplare.

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        Hand On the Alibi: A Novel of Detection


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        The Hums of Pooh

      E.P. Dutton & Co. Hardcover. B001B3O128 1939 reprint, inscribed A.A. Milne presentation copy, E.P. Dutton and Company (NY), 9 1/2 x 12 3/8 inches tall blue and green cloth hardbound, no dust jacket, 67 pp. Formerly held by Cyrenius H. Booth Library in Newton, Connecticut, with white lettering to spine, dust jacket blurb tipped to half title page, embossed stamp to title page and accession number stamp to first page of music as indications of this. Mild soiling and moderate to heavy rubbing and edgewear to covers. A few pages with light mostly marginal soiling, and one page with a small marginal bit of abrasion. Despite these detractions, on the blank page between the copyright page and A.A. Milne's introduction, Milne has penned (in his distinctive hand) a marvelous presentation inscription and six-line poem to Cicely Fraser-Simson, wife of his collaborator on the work, English composer Harold Fraser-Simson (1872 - 1944): 'Presented by H.F.S. and A.A.M. to Cicely Fraser-Simson - As Pooh is inspired by a hum or a whistle he / Hears in the tops of the trees, / As Eeyore is moved by the crunch of the thistle he / Pulls at his negligent ease. / So we were inspired by the hunny which Cicely / Brought to the singing of these.' Book is nicely preserved in a custom Brodart rare book box, made from archival-quality, acid and lignin-free, 20-point light tan folder stock with a 3% calcium carbonate buffer, securely held in place by Velcro buttons, with title page reproduced on front cover of box, title on the spine of the box and presentation inscription on the back of the box. ~WW~ Alan Alexander 'A. A.' Milne (1882 - 1956) was an English author best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various poems. Milne was a noted writer, primarily as a playwright, before the huge success of Pooh overshadowed all his previous work. Fraser-Simson, though also accomplished in musical theater, is today best remembered for this, the children's song cycle The Hums of Pooh, based on verses from Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner. This was included in Julian Slade's 1970 adaptation of Winnie-the-Pooh. . Fair. 1939.

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        Pigen i Ilden.

      [I Kommission hos Fischers Forlag, København [1939].] Tvær-4°/oblong 4°. Førstetryk uden forfatternavne og angivelse af forlag/First state, printed without names of the authors and the publisher. (36) sider/pages. Illustreret med tegninger og farvelinoleumssnit af Asger Jorn/Illustrations (drawings and linocuts in colour) by Asger Jorn. Heftet med orig. omslag. Omslaget med slitage på falsene og smårifter på kanterne, Indvendig frisk og velbevaret/Publisher's wrappers with illustration by AJ. Wrappers with a few nicks and tears, especially along the edges. Brev fra trykkeren ((A. Bernh. Larsen, Silkeborg, dateret 1950) vedlagt/Enclosed: Typewritten, signed letter from the printer of the book, A. Bernh. Larsen, Silkeborg (1950), confirming, that the book was done in cooperation between Mr. Jørgensen (Jorn) and a lady from Paris, Genia Katz Rajcmann.. Hofman Hansen 19. Van de Loo 8. Yderst sjældent (unikt?) eksemplar i hidtil ukendt første tilstand; Uden forfatternavne og angivelse af forlægger på titelbladet (der er trykt med rødt og med gengivelse af Jorn-tegning). Brevet fra bogtrykkeren oplyser, at "Tegneren og Fofatteren er, saa vidt jeg ved, i Fællesskab forfatteren Hr. Asger Jørgensen (Asger Jorn) og en Dame i Paris, Genia Katz Rajchmann".** Bogen blev udført i 1938, men først udgivet i 1939.Trykt i 50 eksemplarer på Ingres-papir og i 150 eksemplarer på fjerlet papir (samlet oplag 200 eksemplarer). Den da 24-årige Jorns oversættelse og surrealistiske illustrationer til veninden Rajchmanns naivistiske kortprosa

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        BEN AND ME

      LAWSON, ROBERT. LAWSON,ROBERT. BEN AND ME: an astonishing life of Benjamin Franklin written by Robert Lawson. Boston: Little Brown 1939 (1939). 8vo (6 5/8 x 8 1/2"), brown cloth, fine in dust wrapper (dw has a small piece off upper corner and spine lightly toned, VG+). Stated 1st edition of the first book both written and illustrated by Lawson, this is the story of Benjamin Franklin told from the perspective of his mouse Amos. Printed in brown and featuring many wonderful full and partial page illustrations plus pictorial endpapers. Nice first editions in dust wrappers of this book are rare.

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        Programm für die ausländischen Ehrengäste des Führers : Berlin, 19. - 21. April 1939

      Berlin : Th. Eggert NFL 1939 - 15 lose S. m. 5 s/w ganseitigen Abb.; 15 x 21 cm Original des Programms für Diplomaten u. ausländische Ehrengäste anlässlich der Feiern zum 50. Geburtstag Adolf Hitlers in Berlin; am Rand vierfach gelocht für die (nicht mehr vorhandene)Zierkordel, Einband minimal fleckig. Schwärzung nur auf Foto; INHALT: 19. April 1939: Eintreffen der Ehrengäste mit Kranzniederlegung am Ehrenmal; 20. April 1939: 50. Geburtstag des "Führers" - Parade u. Empfang beim "Führer" in der Neuen Reichskanzlei; 21. April 1939: Besichtigung des Reichssportfeldes u. des Neuen Palais in Potsdam, Abendessen des Reichsminister s des Auswärtigen; "Hitlers 50. Geburtstag, war ein staatlich verordneter Feiertag, zu dem auch Vertreter ausländischer Regierungen und Streitkräfte in die Reichshauptstadt eingeladen wurden." Quelle: wikipedia ; außerst seltenes Exemplar! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 50 Kl.-8°, OKart. m. golgepr. Reichsadler u. Datum [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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