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        Maulbeerbaum.

      - Farbholzschnitt, auf cremefarbenem Japan-Bütten, signiert und betitelt. Darstellungsgröße 25,5:21,5 cm, Blattgröße 37,7:25,5 cm. – Mit Knickfalte im breiten Unterrand. Sehr schöner vollrandiger Abdruck. Leschhorn, der an der Akademie in Karlsruhe studiert hatte, schuf Stillleben und Landschaften, bevorzugt als Aquarell, Tempera oder Farblinol- bzw. Farbholzschnitt. Tätig war er in Straßburg und siedelte 1939 nach Frankfurt am Main über.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Dessins.

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

      [Bookseller: Serge Paratte, Livres anciens & modernes]
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        Walter The Lazy Mouse

      New York: Doubleday Doran, , 1939. Quarto. Original green cloth boards, titles to spine black, green endpapers. With the dust jacket. Colour illustrations throughout by the author. Spine slightly rolled, cloth lightly faded at spine, mild wear to edges in the dust jacket with chips to ends of spine, splitting and wear along spine folds,light repairs at verso of splits, moderate wear to extremities. A very good copy. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the verso of the half title page with an original pastel drawing of Walter the Lazy Mouse, "For Babette and Richard Sassoon with best wishes from their admirer Marjorie Flack."

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Sir John Franklin's Last Arctic Expedition: a Chapter in the History of the Royal Navy Description

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1939. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. The first edition of one of the rarest works on the twentieth-century Franklin search. This important scholarly account of Franklin's last voyage is based largely on the account of George McClintock. -------- Scarcity due to many copies being destroyed during WW II London bombing which hit Metheun's warehouse. -------- Only two other copies are recorded by ABPC and RBH. -------- Octavo (217 x 138mm). 22 pages. 4 maps, 3 of which are folding (upper edge of map strengthened). First Edition, First Printing. Publisher's original blue cloth. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Spine a bit darkened, and handling wear to cloth of rear board. --------- Compiled from both published and non-published sources. Of importance is the account addressing the fortunes of the expedition' the account of the search for the lost expedition with an outline of the principal events which, while not associated with the search itself, have occurred in connection with the ill-fated enterprise. REF: Arctic Bib. 21321. .

      [Bookseller: Blind Horse Books [ABAA - FABA]]
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        The Grapes of Wrath

      Viking Press, 1939. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Viking Press, New York 1939. First Edition / First Printing. First Published April 1939 stated with no additional printings listed. Cloth boards. Endpapers have "Battle Hymn of the Republic". In an early printing jacket. Book Condition: Very Good+, stain at the spine, light spots. Name at the endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, price clipped, tear, age toning. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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        Finnegans Wake

      First UK edition. 4to., original rough red cloth, lettered in gilt, dust jacket. London, Faber and Faber.

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        The Law of Success

      Meriden, CT: The Ralston Society, 1939. Hardcover. Very Good. Copyright page lists 1937, though title pages are dated 1939. Complete in 8 volumes, each containing two lessons, bound in red and black textured cloth, decorated in blind with titles in gilt. Very Good, with volumes exhibiting light rubbing at extremities, dulling or oxidizing to gilt stamping, toning to pages. A handsome set, scarce and very well preserved.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Apache Gold and Yaqui Silver

      Little, Brown & Co., Boston 1939 - Signed by both Dobie and Lea. Dobie wrote a dated (April 17, 1939 Fort Worth) inscription to the previous owner on the FFEP and Lea signed under the frontispiece he did for the book. Book is tight, square, pages clean. Spine head has a very short center tear. Rust colored cloth boards and gilt lettering clear and bright. Dust jacket shows some age wear, edge and corner chips and is price clipped. 366 pages includes appendix. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wolfmueller's Books]
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        THE MAP OF LOVE. Verse and Prose.

      London: J. M. Dent & Sons. 1939. First edition, first printing. First edition, first printing. The publisher's setting copy together with their retained file copy. Two volumes. Original purple cloth with gilt titles to the spine, the publisher's name blind stamped as called for. The setting copy complete but disbound with printer and editor's annotations in two colours of pencil throughout. The file copy is in better than very good condition, the binding square, firm and without fading with just a little rubbing at the extremities. The contents with the publisher's annotated filing label to the upper left corner of the front pastedown, ‘file' stamp to the front free endpaper and the occasional printer's note in pencil to the margins are otherwise clean throughout. Frontispiece portrait after a painting by Augustus John present in both volumes. Provenance: From the archive of the publisher J. M. Dent. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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        Gladiators; Darkness At Noon and Arrival and Departure.

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1939-1943. First American editions of each work in Koestler's acclaimed trilogy, including his masterpiece, Darkness at Noon. Octavo, original cloth. Darkness at Noon is signed by Arthur Koestler on the front free endpaper. Each volume is very good in a very good dust jackets with some rubbing and wear. First printings are rare signed. Although there is no narrative connection between the books, Arthur Koestler declared his first three novels to be a thematic trilogy following the publication of the final installment, Arrival and Departure. Set in different eras, each novel explores the ethics and consequences of revolutionary politics and idealism, reflecting Koestler's growing disillusionment with the political environment of mid-20th century Europe. Published in 1939, Koestler's first novel, The Gladiators, used the portrayal of the slave uprising led by Thracian gladiator Spartacus in ancient Rome to examine the rise of communism in the Soviet Union. This book was followed by Koestler's masterpiece, Darkness at Noon, the tale of an Old Bolshevik who is imprisoned and tried for treason by the very government he helped to create. Despite being based on real events, the novel does not directly refer to the Soviet government, Stalin, or Nazi Germany but uses generic descriptors such as "the Party", "Number One", and "the Dictatorship" respectively. The final book in the trilogy, Arrival and Departure, reflects Koestler's own plight as a Hungarian refugee in the midst of the Second World War. Koestler's contemporary, George Orwell, commended the book "for what must be one of the most shocking descriptions of Nazi terrorism that have ever been written."

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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        The Next Volume

      1939 - WE'RE HEREBY PRESENTING AN EXTRAORDINARY COPY OF THE DELUXE LTD ED OF THE 'NEXT VOLUME' W/ DECORATIONS BY REX WHISTLER ONE OF ONLY 400 COPIES PRINTED ON PURE 'RAG' PAPER IN CUSTOM MARBLED BOARDS W/ 'WINE' COLOUR CALF SPINE & CORNER TIPPING EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE FOR THE 'EJ'/ 'RW' BIBLIO COLLECTOR, INDEED! WE'RE ALSO EXCLUSIVELY LISTING THE 2ND ED W/ AN ORIGINAL PEN & INK INSCRIPTION TO 'MENO & MARQUERITE' W/ 'PEACOCK FAN FEATHERS' FROM EDW W/ ALL HIS LOVE LTD ED COPY #411 0F 412 (NEXT TO LAST) SO APROPOS W/ GOLD LEAF 'STARS' ON PEARL GREY BOARDS W/ 'E.J.' SKETCH! @ $1,400.~

      [Bookseller: The Cary Collection]
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        The Big Sleep.

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939 - Octavo. Original orange cloth lettered in blue, blue topstain. With the dust jacket. "Brockway's" bookseller's stamp to front free endpaper. Spine rolled, extremities a little rubbed, endpapers tanned, topstain somewhat faded, half-title with some blind writing impressions apparently from having been used as a writing surface; still a very good copy in the jacket lightly rubbed along the edges with archival restoration to the verso of the spine. First edition, first printing, of Chandler's first book. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Here Lies

      New York: Viking Press, 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near fine. 1st edtion. Fine in a jacket with small chips to the corners, else near fine.

      [Bookseller: Biblioctopus]
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        He that should Come. A Nativity Play in One Act

      1939 - Second impression. 8vo., original cream printed paper wrappers. London, Victor Gollancz. Inscribed on the front free endpaper by the author to the radio play's producer Val Gielgud: ?V.G. from D.L.S. with love.? This was the first time they collaborated, and it was such a success that she went to war with the B.B.C. over the production of her subsequent The Man who would be King, insisting that she would work with no one but him. The latter play was one of the great achievements of BBC radio drama, and he was the dedicatee of the printed book. An excellent copy in a protective folding box. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        Grapes of Wrath

      New York: The Viking Press, 1939. First Edition. Cloth. Very good/good. Octavo, 619pp. Original gray cloth covers, illustrated end papers with "Battle Hymn of the Republic." Tight bindings and clean pages, with light age toning. Original dust jacket, with "First Edition" on front flap, lower corner. Unclipped with $2.75 price tag on front flap. Tear along spine of dust jacket, with light toning on spine. Winner of the National Book Award for fiction and the Pulitzer Prize. This book follows the story of a poor family of tenant farmers through the economic turmoil of the Great Depression. An important piece of American literature.

      [Bookseller: The First Edition Rare Books, LLC]
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        The Grapes of Wrath

      Viking Press, 1939. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Viking Press, New York 1939. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Published April 1939, no additional printings listed. Cloth boards. Endpapers have "Battle Hymn of the Republic". In an early printing jacket. Book Condition: Very Good+, age toning, light shelf wear. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, shelf wear, age toning. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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        Back to Methusela Engravings by John Farleigh.

      New York, : The Limited Editions Club, . Excellent condition limited edition with only very minor signs of external wear.. New York, The Limited Editions Club, 1939. 19 cm x 28 cm. LVI, 260 pages. Original Hardcover with illustrated dustjacket in protective slip-case. Excellent condition limited edition with only very minor signs of external wear. George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950), known at his insistence simply as Bernard Shaw, was an Irish playwright, critic and polemicist whose influence on Western theatre, culture and politics extended from the 1880s to his death and beyond. He wrote more than sixty plays, including major works such as Man and Superman (1902), Pygmalion (1912) and Saint Joan (1923). With a range incorporating both contemporary satire and historical allegory, Shaw became the leading dramatist of his generation, and in 1925 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Back to Methuselah (A Metabiological Pentateuch) by George Bernard Shaw consists of a preface (An Infidel Half Century) and a series of five plays: In the Beginning: B.C. 4004 (In the Garden of Eden), The Gospel of the Brothers Barnabas: Present Day, The Thing Happens: A.D. 2170, Tragedy of an Elderly Gentleman: A.D. 3000, and As Far as Thought Can Reach: A.D. 31,920. All were written during 1918–20, published simultaneously by Constable (London) and Brentano's (New York) in 1921, and first performed in the United States in 1922 by the New York Theatre Guild at the old Garrick Theatre, New York. (Wikipedia)

      [Bookseller: The Time Traveller's Bookshop]
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        Statesmen of the Lost Cause Jefferson Davis and His Cabinet

      New York: The Literary Guild of America, Inc., 1939. Signed Copy. Cloth. Very good. Octavo, i-xvii, 452pp. Gilt title over blue label on spine. No dust jacket. Multiple illustrations. Inscribed by United States General George S. Patton, Jr. Inscription reads: "For the Commander - one of the best books I have ever read. G.S. Patton Jr." General George S. Patton, one of the United States' greatest combat generals, lead the Third Army during the decisive battles that followed the Allied Invasion of France in 1944. He was commander of the US Seventh Army during operations in Africa and Italy. He died at the age of 60 in Germany, shortly after the conclusion of WWII.

      [Bookseller: The First Edition Rare Books, LLC]
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        Ozoplaning With the Wizard Oz

      Reilly & Lee, Chicago 1939 - First printing, with first printing dust jacket, octavo size, 272 pp. The thirty-third and last of the "canonical" books in the fabulously popular "Oz" series, the nineteenth written by Ruth Plumly Thompson. It was decided to include the phrase "The Wizard of Oz" in the title to coincide with the release the same year of the MGM film starring Judy Garland. In fact, it seems the book was written with the film in mind, as the story focuses on the characters who appeared in the first book. This a lovely copy, a wonderful way to complete a set for any Oz collector.___***DESCRIPTION: Bound in full tan cloth, black lettering and designs to the backstrip, full-colour pastedown on the front board, black and white illustrated endpapers, 16-page gatherings, replete with black and white illustrations (issued without colour plates); octavo size (9.25" by 7"), 272 pages. Dust jacket shows the original $1.50 price, the front and back panels mirror the book's pastedown, the back flap lists the Oz titles through this title, number 32.___***CONDITION: Volume could almost be called fine; the binding is clean, the black on the spine deep and unrubbed, the front pastedown has bright colours and is perfect (with no rubbing or other defects), the corners are straight, the text block is strong and square with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and the volume is entirely free of prior owner markings (including the "Belongs to" page, which is blank); the only condition issues we see is a hint of wear to the bottom edge, the book is slightly cocked, and there is a small, light stain to the fore-edge of the text block. The unclipped dust jacket is very good plus to near fine, with some minor wear at the usual spots (head and tail of the spine, and where the panels meet the flaps), the worst being a small, triangular chip where the front panel meets the head of the spine; also some sunning to the spine. Overall a lovely copy.___***CITATIONS: Bienvenue p. 121, Hanff & Greene no. 33.___***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard shipping charge does not always cover costs; please inquire for details.___***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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        All Quiet On The Western Front

      Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1939. Later printing. Cloth. Good. Octavo, 291pp, gray cloth. No dust jacket. Cloth on spine is shifting. Light foxing. Signed by Remarque on frontispiece in 1939. Signed copies of this historical work are difficult to find.

      [Bookseller: The First Edition Rare Books, LLC]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Island Books]
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        Original set design for the Coronation scene in Act III of Modest Musorgsky's opera Boris Godunov by the noted Russian artist Alexandre Benois.

      Watercolour and pencil on wove paper. 275 x 370 mm. Signed by the artist with initials and dated 1939 in pencil at lower right corner. Boris Godunov, an opera in seven scenes (or a prologue and four acts) by Modest Petrovich Musorgsky (1839-1881) to his own libretto, was adapted from the historical tragedy by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin, and supplemented (in the revised version) by material partly derived from historical works by Nikolay Mikhaylovich Karamzin and others. It is considered one of the most important of all Russian operas. Benois is considered a seminal influence on modern ballet set and costume design. "In 1901, [he] was appointed scenic director of the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, the performance space for the Imperial Russian Ballet. He moved to Paris in 1905 and thereafter devoted most of his time to stage design and decor. During these years, his work with Diaghilev's Ballets Russes was groundbreaking. His sets and costumes for the productions of Les Sylphides (1909), Giselle (1910), and Petrushka (1911), are counted among his greatest triumphs. Although Benois worked primarily with the Ballets Russes, he also collaborated with the Moscow Art Theatre and other notable theatres of Europe." Wikipedia.

      [Bookseller: J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS]
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        Party Going

      The First UK Printing published by The Hogarth Press in 1939. The BOOK is in Very Good+ condition. Light pushing at the spine ends. The gilt titling remains bright. Very slight bowing of the front board. Very light age related toning and marking to the text block. Light offsetting and spotting to the prelims and end papers. Free from inscriptions. The scarce WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good condition. The correct first issue with 7s 6d net. to the lower front flap. Edge-wear with loss to the spine ends and the rear upper panel. Light loss in places to the front spine fold. Some professional Japanese tissue repairs to the folds on the verso. The lower front fold flap has some slight loss to the lower edge. The wonderful John Banting design however looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. One of only 1200 copies printed and the author's scarce third title. Henry Green being the pseudonym of Henry Vincent Yorke. Very scarce with such attributes.

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        Hollywood Saga

      Dutton, NY 1939 - Tan cloth titled in blue, gray topstain. Stated first edition. Inscribed twice, by William DeMille to the title page and also by famed director Cecil B. De Mille under his frontis photo. Corners slightly softened, endpages darkened. Unmarked, sound binding. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: curtis paul books, inc.]
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        Madeline.

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1939 - Quarto. Original pictorial boards, title printed to spine and front board, illustrated endpapers. With the illustrated dust jacket. An excellent copy in the bright dust jacket, couple of short closed tears to extremities, shallow chip to head of front panel, 6 cm closed tear to front flap. Colour illustrations throughout. First edition, first printing, with the relevant issue points (published by Simon & Schuster, not Viking; title page and copyright page dated; no reviews or testimonials on the dust jacket). Madeline was awarded the Caldecott Medal Honor in 1940. Pomerance A24; Silvery 40-1. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Geschichte in Bildern - I.- IV. Band,

      1939 - 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) (1939) Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 700 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht - Preise inkl. MwSt]
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        APACHE GOLD & YAQUI SILVER - Sierra Madre Edition

      Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. VERY GOOD/fine. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION, Illustrated by Tom Lea, with extra leaf bound in following title page, Number 83 of tho hundred and sixty-five copies of this Sierra Madre Edition printed on rag paper bound in buckram and boards, signed by author and artist. Gold flecked tan boards, tan cloth spine with silver foil title label. Edges rubbed, no names, in a fine custom linen slipcase with gilt titles on leather spine label. Lacking the additional tipped in label at back of book (shadow mark where it once was). A sequel to Coronado's Children. McVicker A7 a(1). DRD 358. Calls for envelope of Lea's paintings for the book as issued, not present here. Adams - SIX-GUNS 599. McVicker

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        The Yearling [signed By N C Wyeth And Marjoire Rawlings 1/750]

      NY: Harles Scribner's Sons,. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1939. 1st limited edition. Cloth. Pictorial endpapers, 14 full-page color plates, title-page decoration, and a 2-page facsimile letter by Wyeth. 8vo, publisher's gilt-pictorial blue-green cloth; original board slipcase with printed spine label, fore-edges lightly rubbed, residue from removed sticker on spine panel. 770 produced with 750 for sale. One of 750 copies of the first limited edition signed by Rawlings and Wyeth. Allen, pp. 215-16. A Fine crisp and clean copy complete with DJ [paper wrapper with card spine NF] and slipcase [VG with short split at bottom edge]. Deluxe copy in exceptional condition. Lacking text between lines 5&6 of p196. ; Signed by Author & Illustrator .

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        APACHE GOLD & YAQUI SILVER - Sierra Madre Edition

      Boston: Little, Brown & Co. 1939. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION, Illustrated by Tom Lea, with extra leaf bound in following title page, Number 83 of tho hundred and sixty-five copies of this Sierra Madre Edition printed on rag paper bound in buckram and boards, signed by author and artist. Gold flecked tan boards, tan cloth spine with silver foil title label. Edges rubbed, no names, in a fine custom linen slipcase with gilt titles on leather spine label. Lacking the additional tipped in label at back of book (shadow mark where it once was). A sequel to Coronado's Children. McVicker A7 a(1). DRD 358. Calls for envelope of Lea's paintings for the book as issued, not present here. Adams - SIX-GUNS 599. McVicker. VERY GOOD / fine.

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        Back to Methusela. Engravings by John Farleigh.

      New York, The Limited Editions Club. 1939 - Sprache: English 19 cm x 28 cm. LVI, 260 pages. Original Hardcover with illustrated dustjacket in protective slip-case. Excellent condition limited edition with only very minor signs of external wear. George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950), known at his insistence simply as Bernard Shaw, was an Irish playwright, critic and polemicist whose influence on Western theatre, culture and politics extended from the 1880s to his death and beyond. He wrote more than sixty plays, including major works such as Man and Superman (1902), Pygmalion (1912) and Saint Joan (1923). With a range incorporating both contemporary satire and historical allegory, Shaw became the leading dramatist of his generation, and in 1925 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Back to Methuselah (A Metabiological Pentateuch) by George Bernard Shaw consists of a preface (An Infidel Half Century) and a series of five plays: In the Beginning: B.C. 4004 (In the Garden of Eden), The Gospel of the Brothers Barnabas: Present Day, The Thing Happens: A.D. 2170, Tragedy of an Elderly Gentleman: A.D. 3000, and As Far as Thought Can Reach: A.D. 31,920. All were written during 1918–20, published simultaneously by Constable (London) and Brentano's (New York) in 1921, and first performed in the United States in 1922 by the New York Theatre Guild at the old Garrick Theatre, New York. (Wikipedia)

      [Bookseller: The Time Traveller's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        How Green Was My Valley

      London: Michael Joseph Ltd, 1939. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near fine in original burgundy cloth, page 13 and 15 cut unevenly along fore-edge. Very good price-clipped dust jacket with 3" closed tear to front panel and a few smaller ones to lower cover.. Octavo. 5.75 x 8.5 in. 651 pp. First edition of the novel that was turned into the 1941 film of the same name.

      [Bookseller: Captain's Bookshelf, Inc., ABAA]
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        Lienzo de Tlaxcala, manuscrito pictorico mexicano de mediados del siglo XVI.

      Mexico, D.F.: Libreria Anticuaria G.M. Echaniz 1939 - 11-1/2”x9-1/2”, quarter-leather two-post binding. 75 plates, printed in color on heavy stock including three foldout plates. 21 page prologue, 4 supplemental plates numbered A-D, frontispiece, and index sheet at rear. This is a reproduction of a 16th century Tlaxcala codex. The Lienzo de Tlaxcala uses detailed drawings to depict the time of contact and conflict between Hernando Cortez and various people groups in and around the Tlaxcala region of Mexico. It is comprised of images with accompanying headings in Nahuatl and captions in Spanish. Fine overall with some toning at binding edge of the prologue which is on lower quality paper. A near fine copy in good-only quarter-leather two-post binding. Small inked name of Betty Factor on title page. Factor, and her husband Monte, were significant collectors of contemporary art in Los Angeles and founders of several non-profit institutions there. Some light age toning at the edges of several plates, not affecting the images. Two of the fold-out plates have some tears at the folds and some staining. Covers: rubbed at edges and corners with some damp staining on lower right front cover, other smaller stains and soiling on rear. Large chips at top and bottom of spine. Unlike other codices published by this press, there is no indication of a limitation but there are only six copies in Worldcat. A seventh, deteriorated copy is at the Smithsonian Institution which is currently searching for someone to contribute $1500 to fund conservation efforts. You can save them the effort by purchasing this copy for less and donating it. The original codex is held at the University of Glasgow. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Elegie dall'esilio Libro Primo dei Tristia

      Carlo Signorelli Editore - Milano, MILANO 1939 - Biblioteca di Letteratura ITALIANO Tascabile degli anni '30 in stato discreto, coperta illustrata in cartoncino staccata dalla legatura, illustrazione di S. Talman, bordo e punte leggermente consumati, cima e piede usurati, macchie, talloncino con prezzo, cifra scritta a matita e timbro "Aumento del 5%" su piatto inferiore, questo e le ultime pagine presentano una lacerazione sul bordo, tagli bruniti con accenno di barbe, pagine in buono stato. CLXXXIX volume della collana Biblioteca di Letteratura.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Wind, Sand and Stars

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock,, 1939. Translated from the French by Lewis Galantière. Decorations by John O'H. Cosgrave, II. Octavo (211 x 152 mm). Contemporary blue half hard grain morocco, raised bands to spine lettered and decorated in gilt, covers ruled and decorated with motifs from the internal illustrations in gilt, marbled sides, illustrated endpapers, top edge gilt. In the original slipcase. Double-page pictorial title printed in black and blue, similar head-pieces to each chapter. Binder's ticket to rear free endpaper. A minor scuff to spine, slight rubbing to joints, light toning to fore edge. Otherwise an excellent copy. First US edition, first printing, originally published in French earlier the same year. Wind, Sand and Stars is a remarkable account of Saint-Exupéry's thoughts and experiences as a pioneering pilot for Aéropostale, carrying mail over the Sahara on the Toulouse-Dakar route. He died when his plane disappeared over the Mediterranean in 1944.

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        Y. Cheung: Business Detective

      New York: E.P. Dutton, 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First American edition. 317pp. Yellow cloth with green lettering. Near Fine with light rubbing to top edge, slight spine lean, light offsetting to endpapers and spine. In an about Very Good dust jacket, unclipped ($2.50), chipped at head and foot, small tear at top of back panel, a little stained and rubbed but not too bad overall. A scarce Keeler mystery in jacket, showcasing his hilariously bad "ethnic" dialogue-writing abilities.

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