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        Murder is Easy

      Collins Crime Club, 1939. First Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Book is very good with no inscription. Slight fading and very slight tilt. Jacket is good and has been professionally restored some years ago. Archival paper has replaced missing parts of the dust jacket, but this is not easy to spot. 1st printing

      [Bookseller: Hinch Books]
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        Der Führer und sein Werk. Kernstoffe, Leitgedanken und Anregungen * 4 Bände, jeweils mit Original - S c h u t z u m s c h l a g

      Berlin / Osterwieck (Harz), Verlag A.W. Zickfeldt, 1939 - Vollständige Ausgabe im Original-Verlagseinband (4 Bände, gebunden jeweils in rotes Ganzleinen / Leinen / OLn / Ln gr.8vo im Format 17,5 x 25 cm) mit Rücken- und Deckeltitel in Goldprägung, Kopffarbschnitt sowie dem Original-Schutzumschlag OSU (dieser in n e u z e i t l i c h e r F a r b a b l i c h t u n g ). Mit Druckvermerken "Die Schrift wird in der NS-Bibliographie geführt. Berlin, den 11.Juli 1939. Der Vorsitzende der Parteiamtlichen Prüfungskommission zum Schutze des NS-Schrifttums" und "Meinem Schwager gewidmet, der Ostern 1932 einen politisch Heimatlosen in Essen zu Adolf Hitler führte. Ihm sei hiermit gedankt, daß wir damals im Angesicht dieses Mannes Zeuge einer nie erlebten und darum so ergreifenden Huldigung werden durften, wie das Volk sie nur einem Großen spendet, der die elementaren Kräfte eines neuen Glaubens in ihm zu wecken vermochte. So wurden die Nachwirkungen, die von jenem aufrüttelnden Erlebnis der Kampfzeit ausgingen, zum Saatsgrund, auf dem der eigene Glaube an die schicksalhafte Sendung dieser einzigartigen Führerpersönlichkeit tief Wurzel schlagen konnte." - XII,144 + VIII,129 + VIII,160 + X,240,8 Seiten, Schrift: Fraktur. Band 1: Das Leben des Führers (Einleitung / Die Kindheit des Führers / Lehr- und Leidensjahre in Wien / Ein Herzenswunsch geht in Erfüllung: Adolf Hitler kommt nach München / Der unbekannte Soldat des Weltkrieges / Der Ruf der inneren Stimme) / Band 2: Marxismus über Deutschland (Einführung / Armes Volk! Belogen und verraten / Die Revolution, die eine Revolte war / Aufruhr! Mord! Frontkämpfergeist gegen Spartakus, Rotmord über Münzen, Die Mordseuche greift weiter um sich / Der Marxismus, sein Weg ins deutsche Volk: Begründer und Verfechter des Marxismus, jüdische Begründer, jüdische Verfechter, Fernhaltung deutscher Führer, Verbreitung des Marxismus / Das Wesen der marxistischen Weltanschauung: gewaltsamer Umsturz, Diktatur des Proletariats, Arbeitertum zum Proletariat erniedrigt, Klassenkampf und Klassenhass, Weltanschauung der Seelenlosigkeit, Entartung der deutschen Kunst und Kultur, Korruption in Deutschland, Judenherrschaft über Deutschland, Unterstützung der Kriegsschuldlüge, Missbrauch der Aufopferungsfähigkeit des deutschen Menschen, Pazifismus, Landesverrat, Begünstigung der Vaterlandsliebe des Arbeiters, Internationalismus und Antinationalismus / Armes Vaterland! Versailles, Preisgabe deutschen Volksbodens, die Judenherrschaft in Deutschland in Zahlen: Juden in Preußen, Juden in Berlin, Berliner Juden schließen Mischehen, Anteil der Berliner Juden an den gehobenen Berufen, Überschwemmung der höheren Schulen Berlins mit jüdischen Schülern, Verjudung der Hochschulen, Juden in der Großindustrie, Juden im Handel / Die Geldentwertung / Kampf um Rhein und Ruhr: der deutsche Rhein das Ziel französischer Gewaltspolitik, Albert Leo Schlageter entscheidet das Ringen um den Rhein, Ruhrkampf und Friedenspolitik des Führers) / Band 3: Ein Führer ersteht. Kampfjahre (Das Geschenk des Himmels: ein Führer aus Volkes Mitte! Adolf Hitlers Weg zum Politiker, Die Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei / Heiliges Blutopfer. Der 9. November 1923 und seine Bedeutung / In harter Prüfung, Sieg des Glaubens / Wiederaufbau der Partei und ihr Kampf um die Macht: Neugründung der NSDAP, Trotz Redeverbot vorwärts!, Steigende Volksnot, Härterer Kampf / Vom letzten Ringen / Sieg! / Anhang: Die Kampfmittel der Bewegung (Das Parteiprogramm, der Parteiname, die Flagge, Standarte und das Parteiabzeichen, das braune Kampf- und Ehrenkleid, der Deutsche Gruß als Bekenntnis, die Sturmabteilungen (SA.) und die Schutz-Staffeln (SS.), die straffe Parteiorganisation, das Horst-Wessel-Lied und die Kampflieder der Bewegung, der "Völkische Beobachter", die Parteipresse und das Plakat, Parteitage und Aufmärsche in der Kampfzeit . . . Gutes Exemplar, weitere Beschreibung siehe Nr.20049! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Galerie für gegenständliche Kunst]
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        Poety Ameriki XX veka [American poets of the 20th century]

      Moscow: GIKHL, 1939 Limited to 10.000 copies.With biographical sketches and portraits of the authors.Edwin Arlington Robinson, Carl Sandburg, Vachel Lindsay, Robert Frost, Edgar Lee Masters, John Gould Fletcher, Hilda "H.D." Doolittle, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Elinor Wylie, William Carlos Williams, Ernest Walsh, Louis Untermeyer, Robinson Jeffers, Archibald MacLeish, Ernest Hemingway, Arturo Giovannitti, Michael Gold, Joseph Kalar, A B Magil.There are also texts of songs and ballads by Joe Hill, Aunt Molly Jackson, Ben Lucien Burman, Lawrence Gellert (Negro protest songs), Countee Cullen, Sterling Brown, Langston Hughes.

      [Bookseller: Biblionne]
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        Discorso dattiloscritto con correzioni e firma autografe.

      S.d. ma 1939 ca., - 4 fogli dattiloscritti al recto con correzioni autografe e firma ''Mussolini''. Si tratta di un discorso intitolato ''Maggio 1915'' tenuto probabilmente alla Gioventù del Littorio. ''Ora la Gioventù del Littorio come quella del 15, non attende il destino, ma gli va incontro col freddo ardimento delle nuove generazioni decise a piegarlo''. I toni rievocativi dell'ingresso dell'Italia alla Prima Guerra Mondiale e il riferimento esplicito alla Gioventù del Littorio, fondata nel 1937, fanno presumere una datazione del discorso agli anni intorno al 1939, evidentemente in una fase di propaganda per l'entrata dell'Italia nella Seconda Guerra Mondiale. "Nel maggio del 1915 tutta l'Italia vivente fu percorsa e incendiata da una passione come rare volte accade.". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco]
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        As I Lay Dying.

      New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, 1939. First edition, first issue with dropped "I" on p. 11. and in the first state binding with lettering unbroken. One of 750 copies. Octavo, original cloth. Some rubbing to the front free endpaper, very good in the original dust jacket with some wear and light rubbing to the extremities. Faulkner had stated to have written As I Lay Dying in six weeks with no revisions, and its stream-of-consciousness style suggests such an immersive spontaneity. "I set out deliberately to write a tour-de-force. Before I ever put pen to paper and set down the first word I knew what the last word would be and almost where the last period would fall" (William Faulkner on As I Lay Dying).

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        The Worst Journey In The World. Antarctic 1910-1913 Being an account of Scott's Last Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913, especially of the Winter, Polar and Search Journeys; with the diaries of those who took part, 8 illustrations by the late Dr. Edward A Wilson and 4 maps by the author

      London: Chatto & Windus 1939 - London: Chatto & Windus, 1939. One Volume Edition in dustjacket. Thick 8vo - 22.8cm. pp. [lxiv]; 585. 8 black-and-white plate illustrations and 4 maps including one fold-out. Publisher's blue cloth with black lettering on front cover and spine. A complete copy in excellent condition with its original unclipped dustjacket. Dustjacket shows very little wear and with very slight darkening to spine. Interior with no prior ownership markings, no foxing, folds or tears. An unusually well preserved copy in near fine condition. Scarce. ÑRosove 71-E4. This is only first hand account of Robert Falcon Scott's ultimately doomed second expedition to the South Pole on the Terra Nova. Cherry-Garrard was the assistant zoologist and one of the youngest members of the expedition at age 24. He was responsible for laying depots, and he accompanied the team that made the ultimately tragic attempt on the pole as far as the Beardmore glacier. This is one of the best and most fluently-written accounts of Scott's last expedition and a classic of Antarctic exploration, often described as the "finest polar book ever written" (Rosove). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chet Ross Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Uncle Fred in the Springtime

      Herbert Jenkins, London 1939 - 8vo. Newly bound by Bayntun-Riviere in full blue morocco, the spine lettered and dated in gilt, hand-marbled endleaves, gilt edges. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: George Bayntun ABA ILAB]
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        MOMENT IN PEKING: A Novel of Contemporary Chinese Life

      New York:: John Day. (1939).. First edition. Time Magazine's book of the year for 1939. SIGNED BY YUTANG, the Chinese writer and inventor whose informal but polished style in both Chinese and English made him one of the most influential writers of his generation. This historical novel covers the turbulent events in China from 1900 to 1938, including the Boxer Uprising, the Republican Revolution of 1911, the Warlord Era, the rise of nationalism and communism, and the origins of the Sino-Japanese War of 1937-1945 (Wikipedia). Very good or better in dust jacket with professional restoration to shallow chipping and small section of spine, otherwise near fine. Quite scarce signed. .

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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        Gone with the Wind

      MacMillan, 1939 A near fine first edition in a good second issue dust jacket with Gone With the Wind listed first on the back panel. May, 1939 on copyright page. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        Impromptu in Moribunda

      London: Constable & Co. Very Good/No Jacket. 1939. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. 7.5 "x 5" Octavo. Black, cloth-covered boards, gilt lettering on the spine. Previous owner's name and date on the front free endpaper together with some small ghost marks of what might have been a bookplate adhesive. not particularly noticeable. Some minor wear at the extremities, protected by a clear, removable cover of archival quality. One of the author's scarcest books, a fantasy and unlike any of his other work. Weysprings Books is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) and subscribes to the Association's Code of Ethics. .

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        The Day of the Locust

      Random House 1939 - A near fine first edition (so stated on copyright page) in a very good dust jacket, less faded than usual on the spine and original price still present on front flap. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Über den Prozess der Zivilisation. 2 vols.

      Basel, Haus Zum Falken, 1939. 8vo. 2 volumes both uncut in the original printed wrappers. Very light wear to extremities and back-wrapper of volume 2 with a circular tear. Small embossed stamp to half-title of volume 1. A very fine and clean. XX, 327; VIII, 490, (1) pp.. First edition of Elias's landmark work in which he attempted to explain how Europeans came to think of themselves as more "civilized" than their forebears and neighboring societies, today regarded as being one of the most influential works in 20th century sociology and the first formal analysis and theory of civilization.The Civilizing Process is today regarded as the founding work of Figurational Sociology. In 1998 the International Sociological Association listed this work as the seventh most important sociological book of the 20th century."Elias examined the interplay among the rise of state monopolies of power, increasing levels of economic interconnectedness among people, and pressures to become attuned to others over greater distances that led to advances in identifying with others in the same society irrespective of social origins. Elias's analysis of the civilizing process was not confined, however, to explaining changing social bonds within separate societies. The investigation also focused on the division of Europe into sovereign states that were embroiled in struggles for power and security." (First edition of Elias landmark work in which he attempted to explain how Europeans came to think of themselves as more "civilized" than their forebears and neighboring societies, today regarded as being one of the most influential works in 20th century sociology and the first formal analysis and theory of civilization.The Civilizing Process is today regarded as the founding work of Figurational Sociology. In 1998 the International Sociological Association listed this work as the seventh most important sociological book of the 20th century."Elias examined the interplay among the rise of state monopolies of power, increasing levels of economic interconnectedness among people, and pressures to become attuned to others over greater distances that led to advances in identifying with others in the same society irrespective of social origins. Elias's analysis of the civilizing process was not confined, however, to explaining changing social bonds within separate societies. The investigation also focused on the division of Europe into sovereign states that were embroiled in struggles for power and security." (Norbert Elias, The Civilizing Process: Sociogenetic and Psychogenetic Investigations).Because of World War II it was virtually ignored, but gained popularity when it was republished in 1969 and translated into English

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        Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

      Houghton Mifflin, 1939 First edition of this children's classic with the date of 1939 on the title page and the copyright page. Oblong quarto, original tan cloth. A very good copy in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. Housed in a custom slipcase box. Beloved by children upon publication, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel features Mike Mulligan, a steam shovel operator, and his steam shovel "Mary Anne" (whose name was based on Marion Steam Shovels).. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        Baedeker\'s Madeira Canary Island\'Azores, Western Marocco : Handbook for Travellers.

      Leipzig : Karl Baedeker, 1939. 147 S. Hardcover/Pappeinband XX, 127 S. wirth 23 Maps and Plans / Einb. etw. berieben u. gering bestaubt G1000c Versand D: 6,00 EUR

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        Rrose Selavy

      1939. DUCHAMP, Marcel. Rrose Selavy. [16] pp. 8vo., 160 x 115 mm, bound in original printed publisher's wrappers, preserved in a new red cloth folding box. Paris: [G.L.M.], 1939. First Edition. One of 500 copies on vélin blanc from the limited edition of 515, published as the fourth part of the Biens Nouveaux collection edited by Henri Parisot. "Rrose Sélavy" was the name Duchamp used for his invented female persona, who flourished between 1920 and 1941. It is a pun sounding like "eros c'est la vie", which translates as "eros, that's life." It has also been read as "arroser la vie" ("to make a toast to life"). Some people think that the name Rrose Sélavy was inspired by Belle da Costa Greene, J. Pierpont Morgan's private librarian, later first director of the Morgan Library. Here, Rrose Selavy is the title for Duchamp's collection of puns, anagrams, sly double-entendres, and cryptic formulations, i.e., Modified Printed Ready-mades. A fine copy. Schwarz, The Complete Works of Marcel Duchamp No. 308., vol. 2, chp. XXII, no. 50; and vol. 1, pp. 214-215.

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        Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor

      London: Country Life, , 1939. Quarto. Original decorated paper boards with green cloth spine. With the dust jacket. Illustrated throughout by Peake. Ownership inscription of front free endpaper. Jacket with some nicks, chips and closed-tears (some loss from spine), back panel toned and slightly stained, binding a little worn at tail of spine and partially split, partial offsetting to title page and final leaf of text, yet overall a good clean copy. First edition, first impression of the author's rare first book. "One of the first casualties of the blitz was Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor. The warehouse containing all available copies of the book was among the first to be bombed. Every copy was destroyed, cutting off Mervyn's income from that source and turning into rarities such copies as had already been sold" (John Watney, Mervyn Peake, p. 101). The exigencies of war precluded immediate reprinting and only in 1945 was the book reissued.

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        The Grapes of Wrath

      Viking, 1939 A fine first edition in a very good first edition dust jacket. First Edition slug on front flap. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good.

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        A Sailor off the Bremen and other stories.

      New York: Random House,, 1939. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt on black ground, top edge black. With the dust jacket. A fine copy in the bright jacket. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Madeline.

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1939. - Monique Lallier is an internationally recognized bookbinder & book artist. She began her studies in the 1960s in Montreal at Cotnoir Cappone School of Fashion & LÕArt de la Reliure book binding school with Simone B. Roy. She continued on to Paris, with Roger Arnoult, Centro Del Bel Libro in Ascona, with Edwin Heim and Solothurn, and Switzerland with Hugo Peller. Monique's work may be found in the collections of: McGill University, Montreal, St. Joseph Oratory in Montreal for the Pope Jean- Paul II, Louisiana State University, University of North Carolina, Guilford College in Greensboro as well as many private collections in USA, Canada, Europe and Japan. Quarto. Unpaginated. Color illustrations by the author. Finely bound in full green morocco by Monique Lallier with onlays, inlays, tooling, and green, red, and yellow decorations. The original front cover and front and rear endpapers expertly bound in. Front and rear yellow doublures with decorative onlays of characters from the book. Occasional light soiling, minor creasing, and very light toning to gutter margins. Minor repairs to illustrated rear endpaper. Still, a very nice copy with the binding in perfect condition. First edition. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson Books, A.B.A.A.]
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        The Talmud Unmasked - The Secret Rabbinical Teachings Concerning Christians

      E.N. Sanctuary, 1939, Paperback, Book Condition: Fair, Reprint. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall, 110 pages. "This is an accurate translation of Father Pranaitis' Latin text, and it is felt that it will be appreciated by those who are interested to know what this great scholar wrote on this important subject from original Talmudic sources. Father Pranaitis was one of those 'liquidated' by the Cheka during the Bolshevist revolution in Russia." - from Editor's Note. Author presaged his fate on pages 87-88 by explaining the existential danger of writing such a book. First published in Russia in 1892. Singerman (0032) reports a 94 page English printing, also in 1939. Unmarked contents tanned and somewhat brittled with age. Above-average wear and soiling to dull blue covers. Some page corners were folded. A worthy early copy.

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        THE AFFAIR OF THE BLACK SOMBRERO

      Dodd, Mead 1939 - Slight spine slant; minor overall wear; otherwise a bright, clean copy. DJ has wear to edges with small tears and light creases; heavier wear to spine ends with ~1/4" missing from the top and the upper left corner of the front panel; front fold worn with flaking; other folds lightly worn with light flaking. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gene Zombolas]
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        The Local. Text by Maurice Gorham.

      London Cassell & Co. Ltd 1939 - First edition, 8vo., 51 pp., frontispiece and fourteen full-page (one double) colour lithographs by Ardizzone, publisher's illustrated paper-covered boards printed in grey, black and crimson, slight age-toning, more so to endpapers, spine a little rubbed with some neat restoration (as is usual since this was a design weakness) but overall this is a bright, clean copy of a rare, early work. "Ardizonne's illustrations are generally concerned with contemporary life untouched by political, religious or ideological conflicts. His approach is not satiric or moralistic but autobiographical, and his drawings are representational and humourous and demonstrate his affection for people" (The Dictionary of 20th Century British Book Illustrators) A very rare title to find in decent condition because the publisher's premises were bombed during the Blitz, destroying all the unsold copies, printing blocks, etc. A sequel was published in 1949 but due to post war austerity the illustrations are not in colour and in general it pales somewhat by comparison. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Prelude to Victory.

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1939. Octavo. Original dark red cloth, gilt lettered spine, dark red top edge. Portrait frontispiece of Nivelle, 31 plates, 9 maps (5 folding). Jacket spine toned and a little creased and chipped at head, panels lightly soiled. An excellent copy. First edition, uncommon in the dust jacket. An important study of the Nivelle Offensive of 1917. "[Spears's] perfect knowledge of French and close association with the French Command, added to his own experience and powers of observation and reflection, have enabled him to tell the story in its fullness... a military and human study of the highest value and interest" (from Churchill's introduction). Cohen notes that Churchill wrote to Spears on 20 July 1939 expressing his enthusiastic reaction to the book: "I have just finished the book. I think it is a great work, and one of the finest I have read in the literature of War".

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        Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

      Montgomery Ward, 1939. First edition, first printing of this beloved Christmas tale, written exclusively for Montgomery Ward by Robert L. May, with 41 illustrations by Denver Gillen. Small quarto, original pictorial wrappers, as issued. In very good condition with a tear to the front panel and small closed holes to the interior of the bottom text, not affecting the front panel. The story is written as a poem in the meter of "'Twas the Night Before Christmas." Rudolph's first screen appearance came in 1944, in the form of a cartoon short produced by Max Fleischer for the Jam Handy Corporation, that was more faithful to May's original story than Marks' song (which had not then yet been written). It was reissued in 1948 with the song added.

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        Op. 106]. Portuguesa pour basson et piano Morceau de Concours du Conservatoire national de Musique. Autograph musical manuscript signed

      - Folio (ca. 360 x 280 mm). [i] (title), 15 pp. Notated in black ink on music paper with 16 printed staves per page. The engraver's copy, prepared for the publishing house Alphonse Leduc. Scored for bassoon and piano, the work begins in E minor, in 2, Andante doloroso.First page with autograph dedication, signature, ("Henri Busser"), and dates ("1939"). Final page signed "H. Busser" and dated Paris, April 15, [19]39. Dedicated to Gustave Dhérin, noted professor of bassoon at the Paris Conservatory. With autograph annotation "Même édition que La Chasse de St. Hubert" to lower portion of title and occasional erasures and corrections in black ink in the composer's hand. Lower edge of first page with publisher's red handstamp, manuscript date "[193]9" and plate number ("A.L. 19882") in an early hand in maroon ink. Handstamps of the Société des Auteurs, Compositeurs & Éditeurs de Musique, dated May 19, 1939, to first and last pages. Numerous editorial markings and minor annotations in one or more early hands in pencil and red crayon.Slightly browned; two outer leaves and second bifolium detached, with several minor tears not affecting music; lower portion of pp. 3 and 4 with slight washing of ink, minimally affecting 1 "f" dynamic marking. Together with:An engraved proof of the first edition of the bassoon part. Folio (ca. 350 x 270 mm). 1 page. Paris: Alphonse Leduc, 1939 [PN A.L. 19,882]. With an autograph annotation in blue crayon signed "H. Busser" to blank upper margin. Various handstamps, including "11 Mai 1939," "Corrigé," and publisher's stamp to lower margin. Slightly worn, torn and creased. With numerous recordings available online, the Portuguesa has become a staple of the conservatory bassoonist's repertoire. Leduc also issued an undated, and probably later, version for bassoon and orchestra, of which only one copy is recorded, at the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek. Worldcat. Not in Grove Music Online."Firmly rooted in the French 19th-century tradition, Büsser';s symphonic and choral writing is indebted to Gounod and Saint-Saëns. He is best known, however, for his dramatic works, which betray Wagner's impact in both their form and their use of the orchestra. The influence of Debussy, whose advice Büsser sought over the opera that became his most successful, Colomba (c1902-10), is also evident in certain harmonic procedures and in an acute sensitivity to orchestral colour. The ballets, such as the light-hearted La ronde des saisons (1905) with its amusing descriptive touches, provide further evidence of his keen dramatic sense." Barbara L. Kelly in Grove Music Online. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Wild Palms

      Random House, 1939 A fine, fresh copy of the signed limited edition, one of only 250 copies signed by Faulkner. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. Signed by Author(s). Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket.

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        Ruins and Visions.

      

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        Pibrac

      Londres: J.-H. Smith, éditeur d'art, 1939. Ed. numérotée. Cuir. Très bon. In-8. 122 pages. Reliure plein cuir, mosaïque et pièce de titre en cuir marin. Exemplaire no. 232/250/375. Complet des douze illustrations hors-texte. Illustré érotique. Reliure récente signée Lise Dubois.

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        King Penguin Series. Complete set. [1-76]

      London: Penguin. G : in Good to VG condition. Some with dust jacket and inscription. 1939-1959. First editions, reprints and revised editions. Illustrated board cover. 180mm x 120mm (7" x 5"). 3,000pp. Series includes Romney Marsh [KP 55] illustrated by John Piper. The set comprises the 76 volumes published between 1939 to 1959. There are 73 first editions; one a second revised edition [20]; one reset and reprinted [32], and one a reprint [72]. There are 5 additional copies of varying editions. 28 have dustwrappers and these are in mainly VG condition. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        The Big Sleep

      Knopf, 1939 A fine first edition in a near fine dust jacket with a few small chips on the front panel and top of spine. First edition stated on the copyright page. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        The Grapes of Wrath

      Viking, 1939 A fine first edition in a very good first edition dust jacket with small tape repair inside of jacket not visible on outside of jacket. First Edition slug on front flap. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        A Bibliography of the Writings of Harvey Cushing Prepared on the Occasion of His Seventieth Birthday April 8, 1939 by the Harvey Cushing Society. INSCRIBED BY HARVEY CUSHING.

      Printed for the Society, 1939. - Frontispiece, xv, 108 pp, 1 leaf. Original paper-backed boards. Corners of boards worn. Ink spot on front flyleaf. Very Good. First Edition. INSCRIBED BY HARVEY CUSHING (on the half-title): "Albert S. Crawford/ with warm regards/ H C/ April 8 1939." This is one of 100 copies on Winterbourne paper, for the members of the Harvey Cushing Society. The binding is different from that of the 400 copies for sale. The edition for sale was bound in a green cloth. In addition the title page imprint of the edition for sale is "Charles C. Thomas", whereas the title page of the edition printed for the members of the Harvey Cushing Society says "Printed for the Society". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Scientia Books, ABAA]
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        Amiet, Cuno. Radierungen, Holzschnitte, Lithographien, Plakate. Vollständiges Verzeichnis der Druckgraphik des Künstlers.

      Schweizerische graphische Gesellschaft, Bern-Thun. 1939. - 4°. OPrgt. 93(1) S. Eines von XV Exemplaren ausser der Reihe. Gesamtauflage 400 Expl. In Ganzpergament gebunden. Im Impressum von Cuno Amiet und C. v. Mandach mit Tinte signiert, Mit der signierten, ganzseitigen Original-Lithographie von Cuno Amiet. Einbanddeckel min. gebogen, ansonsten frisches, fast neuwertiges Expl. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kunstkiosk im Helmhaus]
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        The Confidential Agent

      Heinemann 1939 - First edition rebound in half morocco with marbling to insets. Previous Owners Inscription to one of front pages. Pages uniformly browned. Gilt to top edge. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Langton Books]
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        Kunstmappe anlässlich der Schweizerischen Landesausstellung 1939 in Zürich, herausgegeben vom Graphischen Kabinett, Kunsthaus Zürich.

      Kunsthaus Zürich, 1939. Inhaltsverzeichnis, 27 OGraphiken, unter Passepartout OLeinenmappe Mappe mit 27 OGraphiken von 17 Künstlern: Maurice Barraud (2), Eduard Bick, Henri Bischoff (2), Alexandre Blanchet, Wilhelm Gimmi, Karl Hosch (2), Karl Hügin (2), Ernst Morgenthaler (2), Aldo Patocchi, Fritz Pauli (2), Gregor Rabinovitch (2), Ernst G. Rüegg, Eduard Stiefel, Niklaus Stöcklin, Viktor Surbeck (2), Karl Walser (2) und Eugen Zeller (2). Versch. Techniken, versch. Grössen. Alle Werke von den Künstlern num. (7/50) und signiert. - Ausgabe A: eines der 50 Ex. auf Japan (überw.); es erschien noch eine Ausg. B von 200 Ex. auf Bütten. - Mappe leicht fleckig. Inhaltsverzeichnis und eine Lithographie (Morgenthaler) leicht stockfleckig. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Galerie Joy]
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        Swanee River (Original screenplay for the 1939 film, director's copy)

      Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1939. Revised Final draft script for the 1939 film. Presentation copy belonging to director Sidney Lanfield, with his name in gilt on the front board, and profuse notations in holograph ink and pencil throughout. A biographical musical of distinguished American songwriter Stephen Foster. Foster (Ameche) is romantically involved with a pretty southern belle, living in Kentucky. His songwriting career flourishes when he sells a song to the famous minstrel E.P. Christy (Jolson). When the Civil War erupts, Foster is accused of siding with the Confederates, so he and his family flee to the North, where he begins to drink away his woes. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Music. The soundtrack features some of Foster's best, including the title song, "Camptown Races," "Oh, Susanna" and "My Old Kentucky Home." Set in Kentucky. Navy blue leather presentation binding with gilt spine and front titles. Title page present, dated August 15, 1939, noted as Revised Final, with credits for screenwriter Foote and Dunne. 156 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 167. Mimeograph, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 8/17/39 and 10/20/39. Pages Very Good plus, binding Very Good, front joint shaky with a short split.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Finnegan's Wake

      Faber and Faber, 1939. 1st edition. Hardcover. Original dark red boards, with gilt spine lettering, in very near fine condition. The pages are clean and tidy, bar some spotting and browning as usual to the first and last two leaves. A well-above-average copy of Joyce's final work, with its extraordinary use of language, often hailed as his masterpiece.

      [Bookseller: Shellhouse Books]
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        Air France "Nova et Vetera" Sur La Vieille Terre des Chemins Nouveaux

      Paris: Lewitt-Him, 1939. unbound. Poster, original lithograph 24 1/2 x 39 inches. This wonderful poster by Air France titled "Nova et Vetera", which in Latin means "The old and the new", is one of the series of advertising posters and world maps that Lucien Boucher created for Air France in 1939. The art deco style poster features a map of the world showing the various airlines routes of Air France in 1931. Of note is the route to Hong Kong, which the airlines had just begun operating.<br><br>The whole world is filled with beautiful illustrations, including local scenes, animals, birds topography and elements specific to each continent. airplanes are seen flying in the sky with a curios airplane shadow near Europe, while the oceans are filled with sea monsters and ships, which suggest the contrasting ancient shipping routes with the new air routes, as the title indicates. A beautiful large compass rose is illustrated in the Atlantic Ocean with a smaller one appearing in the Indian Ocean and a ornate title cartouche covers the northern parts of Asia.<br><br>Travel posters until this time were usually meant to be used by the travel agents and only depicted a particular destination or product or airline. These type of posters revealed the airlines entire network covering the entire world in a beautifully appealing manner. They soon became highly collectible works of art and increasingly harder to find, given the limited copies printed for agents.<br><br>This poster was printed in France by Perceval in Paris. The poster is in good condition. Some portions of the margin have been partially replaced and overpainted. Poster has some repaired tears, creases and restoration in margins. Repaired pin holes in bottom right corner. Backed with linen.<br><br>Lucien Boucher (1889 - 1971) was a French illustrator, engraver, poster artist and draftsman who specialized in illustrating books and posters. He began his career as a caricature artist and later moved on to create posters for the film and advertising industry. Many of his early lithographs were inspired by surrealism. His best known works are a series of advertising posters and world maps for Air France. This is an example of some of his best work.

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        Brief Pageantry

      Brooklyn, New York: Comet Press, 1939. First printing. With an inscription "to President and Mrs Roosevelt with all best wishes Jehanne de Mare" on the half title page. It turns out that Eleanor Roosevelt actually received (presumably) this copy and wrote about it in her newspaper column, "My Day", for January 17, 1939: "There is a book of poems called, "Brief Pageantry," which I have just received, written by a young girl, Jehanne De Mare. She used to be at the Todhunter School, so Miss Dickerman is particularly interested. In addition, there is a portrait of the author by one of Miss Dickerman's other graduates, Andrea Dowd, which illustrates the notice which accompanies the book. It is a great satisfaction and interest when young people, whom you watched develop, begin to do creative work of their own." The boards are a bit bowed and tanned. Otherwise fine in a tight binding.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Der Erste Großdeutsche Reichskriegertag. Textgestaltung: Otto Riebicke. Raumbildaufnahmen von Professor Heinrich Hoffmann.

      München, Raumbild-Verlag, 1939 - 71 Seiten mit 8 montierten Farbbildern, 100 Raumbildaufnahmen mit den originalen Banderolen. Brille zum Betrachten der Bilder inkl. Bedienungsanleitung und Auslieferungsprüfzettel. Einband etwas berieben mit Fehlstellen (Fraßspuren) im Gewebe, leicht fleckig, innen sehr guter und sauberer Zustand Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1100 4°, Leinen- Hardcover/Pappeinband, [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Finnegans Wake

      New York: Viking Press, 1939. Full leather. One volume. Thick octavo. First Edition. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce. Recently bound in full blue morocco, spine gilt decoration between raised bands, gilt title, gilt single-ruled line to board, all edges gilt, marbled endpaper. Very good.

      [Bookseller: Imperial Fine Books]
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        The Local.

      London: Cassell & Co, Ltd, 1939 - Octavo. Original grey boards, titles to spine and front cover in red and black. With the original glassine dust jacket with paper flaps, as issued. Some faint toning to boards; an exceptional copy in the scarce dust jacket, with partial loss to panels and spine at head and foot. With 15 four-colour lithographic plates, including one double-page by Edward Ardizzone. First edition, sole impression. "Ardizonne's illustrations are generally concerned with contemporary life untouched by political, religious or ideological conflicts. His approach is not satiric or moralistic but autobiographical, and his drawings are representational and humourous and demonstrate his affection for people" (The Dictionary of 20th Century British Book Illustrators). The book's scarcity is explained by Maurice Gorham in his Foreword to their follow-up book Back to the Local (1949): "[The Local's] career ended when unsold copies, sheets, and plates of the drawings went up together in the burning of Cassells' premises in Belle Sauvage Yard [during the Blitz]". [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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