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        OLD POSSUM'S BOOK OF PRACTICAL CATS

      London: Faber and Faber, 1939. Square octavo. Pale yellow cloth, stamped in red. Hint of foxing to endsheets, with faintest tanning at edges of boards, top edge dusty, but a very good copy in near very good dust jacket with some smudges and a margin of dust darkening around the perimeter and a small nick or two. First edition - 3005 copies were printed. The popular sourcework for the Broadway perennial, and a difficult book to acquire in condition better than the slightly above average represented by this copy. GALLUP A34a.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        The Grapes of Wrath

      Viking Press 1939 - New York, Viking Press, 1939. First edition, 1st issue (April 1939) with second state, price-clipped DJ with 1st issue front flap attached with 'first edition' label on bottom right corner. The book is is VG+ condition, binding tight, all pages very crisp and clean. DJ is G+ to VG-, is sun-faded on spine and color is a bit dull but complete, with minor scrapes to top and bottom of spine. Housed in clamshell box. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        FINNEGANS WAKE

      London: Faber and Faber, 1939. Large octavo. Gilt cloth. Usual tan offset from free endsheets to facing pages, otherwise a fine, bright copy in dust jacket, and uncommon thus. Half morocco slipcase and chemise. First British edition, trade issue, published on the same day as the U.S. trade edition from Viking, and the limited edition bearing Faber and Viking's joint imprint. One of a total first printing of 3400 copies, of which 950 copies in sheets were destroyed. This copy was quite possibly utilized for review, as the formal publication date ('4 May 1939') is stamped on the front dust jacket flap. "If Finnegans Wake is a key book, it is a key which needs a key. The Wake reminds me of the unfinished obelisk which lies on its side at Assuan, yet it has passages of unearthly beauty (particularly the last page) and huge comic scenes" - Connolly.

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        Occult Enigmas: A Series Of Metaphysical Investigations

      Uma Press, 1939, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fair Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, Second Edition. SECOND EDITION. "Talks, delivered to a group of students of the divine mysteries in London ... October, November and December, 1938, and January, 1939." Contents: Part 1. The Work of the Masters 2. Karma 3. Re-incarnation 4. Evolution 5. Intellect, Instinct and Intuition 6. The Temple you dwell in 7. The Astral World 8. Optimism versus Faith 9. Magic 10. Alchemy 11. Occult Enigmas 12. Soul. Book - in Fair yellow/orange boards with gilt lettering - some marking and some grubbiness to the boards, a bump to the top edge of the front board, some wear to the top half inch of the spine edge/back board, slight bumping to the extreme corners and extreme ends of the spine. Contents, scattered spotting and browning, slight marking to a few pages, previous owner's annotations in pencil to a few pages and on one page in ink [see scans of the heaviest], previous owner's details in pencil to free front end paper otherwise clean and tightly bound. Scarce in any condition. Size: 8.5 inches tall by 5.25 inches. 283 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 750gms-1kgm. Category: Magic, Paranormal & Occult; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 8920.

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        DEATH PLAYS SOLITAIRE

      Coward-McCann, Inc., [1939]., 1939. First edition. Amusing presentation inscription by the author on the verso of the front fly leaf. Small inked number to top edge of front fly leaf, else a fine copy in dust jacket with light professional restoration to spine ends and corners. The dust jacket has been designed by Clayton Rawson, the noted author of the Great Merlini mysteries. A very scarce mystery by Goldman, an early pulp writer, who opens this story with Rufus Reed's assignment to cover the electrocution of Dan Hillyard, a bank robber and murderer of a policeman. Along the way a noted criminal lawyer plays his first and last game of "Solitaire" with a mysterious deck of cards.

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        [Archive of One Hundred and Fifty Original Production and Publicity Still Photographs for:] OF MICE AND MEN

      Los Angeles: United Artists, 1939. One hundred and fifty 7.5 x 9.5 inch (a few smaller) borderless black & white stills. Generally very good to near fine (a few corner creases, one or two with signs of oxidation). An unusually comprehensive archive, with trivial duplication, of the production and publicity stills for the 1939 film adaptation of Steinbeck's novel, directed by Lewis Milestone, starring Burgess Meredith, Lon Chaney Jr., et al. The still photographer for the film has generally been identified as Tom Evans. The collection offers unusually strong representation of the X, P, and H sequences, in many instances representing contiguous runs of images within the negative sequences. A considerable number of the stills bear the studio's mimeographed cut-lines affixed to the back, and a few bear rubber-stamped designations as "proof" prints. It would be difficult indeed to recreate such a near comprehensive collection of the stills associated with this film.

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        Step by Step 1936-1939

      London: Thornton Butterworth, 1939., 1939. First Edition. Octavo. Bound in publisher's green cloth with blind imprint to front board, gilt titles to spine. Dust wrapper with titles to front board and spine, publisher's blurb to rear. Binding is a little rubbed, with bumping to corners and spine ends. Dust wrapper shows some wear and small chips, somewhat grubby, price clipped. Internally clean and free from spotting. A chronological record of Churchill's responses to developments between the years 1936 and 1939 in the build up to the Second World War.

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        The Winter of Artifice.

      Paris: The Obelisk Press,, [1939]. Octavo. Original white wrappers, titles to spine and front wrapper in black, decorative obelisk design to front wrapper and publisher's device to rear wrapper in blue. Spine darkened, front hinge starting, contents toned, tiny closed loss and closed tear to fore edge of last two leaves (not affecting text), last three or four pages of text with diagonal pencil strikes. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Vom Winde verweht. Roman. Deutsch von Martin Beheim-Schwarzbach.

      Hamburg, Goverts, 1939. Neuauflage 1007 S. Gr. 8°, Leinen im Schuber, von Margaret Mitchell gewidmet, datiert und signiert \" For Anna Blum with love from Margaret Mitchell July 23, 1947 \" , Bindung etwas locker, Buchrücken aufgehellt, sonst guter Zustand Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        Ten Little Niggers [And Then There Were None]

      London: The Crime Club by Collins, 1939., 1939. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp. 252, 2 of adverts. Handsomely bound in recent full burgundy Morocco, gilt titles and raised bands to spine. Marbled endpapers. Cloth from spine and rear board bound in at rear. A very bright copy in a smart modern binding.

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        Keys of Chance

      Ward, Lock & Co., 1939. Hardcover. Good/Acceptable. 1939. First Edition. 316 pages. Orange pictorial dust jacket. Brown cloth hardback.Pages are mildly tanned and foxed but ultimately remains clear throughout.Minor shelf wear to the spine and boards. Binding remains firm.Dust jacket is moderately edge worn, tanned and use marked. Some mild foxing. Unclipped.

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        PARAMOUNT NOVELTIES [Cover Title] / LACES AND EMBROIDERIES [Title Page]. [Sample Book]

      Los Angeles, [ca. 1940s]. Hardcover. Very good +. 4to. String-tied album, 9.25" x 14.25" approx. "Paramount Novelties/ 718 South Broadway/ Los Angeles 14, California" at front cover in gilt. Title page in pen "Lace and Embroideries/ Victor H. Levy Co./ 718 S. Broadway/ Los Angeles, Calif./ Terms- Net- 30 Days/ Delivered Store." 27 pages, approximately 100 samples glue-mounted recto only with labels notating item number and price per yard. Minore edgewear to boards. Some light wear to page edges, samples generally in fine condition. Apparently complete. Very good or better overall. Handmade salesman's sample book containing various types of decorative trims, including embroideries, broderie anglaise and lace, from the Victor H. Levy Company in Los Angeles. Levy was a prominent West Coast businessman and was involved in several different importing vbusinesses throughout the first half of the last century, including one with Charlie Chaplin's brother. Samples in nylon and cotton. Early examples of nylon fabric, which was introudced at the 1939 World's Fair.

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        Dem Führer. Gedichte für Adolf Hitler * G A N Z L E D E R - H a n d e i n b a n d, wohl Geschenkexemplar für Adolf Hitler, mit 36 O r i g i n a l - U n t e r s c h r i f t e n deutscher Dichter und DichterInnen

      Stuttgart / Berlin, Georg Truckenmüller Verlag, 1939. Vollständige Ausgabe in hochwertigem Handeinband der Zeit: schwarzes Maroquin-Ganzleder / Leder / GLdr / Ldr im Format 14 x 21 cm mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Deckel-Linienhandvergoldung, handgestochenem Kopfband und Innenkantenvergoldung der Deckel sowie Kopfgoldschnitt, gebunden in der Stuttgarter Buchbinderwerkstatt Bruno Schotte. - Aus dem Inhalt: Geleitwort von Philipp Bouhler - 40 Gedichte (36 mit O r i g i n a l - U n t e r s c h r i f t e n der Verfasser) - Nachwort des Herausgebers - Quellennachweis. - Folgende Dichter sind mit einem oder mehreren Huldigungsgedichten vertreten: Heinrich Anacker, Adolf Bartels, Ludwig Friedrich Barthel, Hans Friedrich Blunck, Herbert Böhme, Karl Hans Bühner, Hermann Burte, Hermann Eris Busse, Anton Dörfler, Hans-Heinrich Ehrler, Robert Hohlbaum, Mirko Jelusich, Hanns Johst, Wolfgang Jünemann, Hans-Christoph Kaergel, Karl Josef Keller, Paul Anton Keller, Erwin Guido Kolbenheyer, Johannes Linke, Fritz Franz Lüdtke, Herybert Menzel, Agnes Miegel, Eberhard Wolfgang Möller, Ferdinand Oppenberg, Rudolf Paulsen, Wilhelm Pleyer, Harald Rehm, Max Reuschle, Gottfried Rothacker, Thilo Scheller, Baldur von Schirach, Albert Schramm, Gerhard Schumann, Hermann Stahl, August Supper, Will Vesper, Hans Watzlik, Max Wegner, Heinrich Zillich, ein unbekannter ostmärkischer Hitlerjunge. - Die Gedichte tragen Titel wie: \"Der Führer und das Kind / An Adolf Hitler / Der Erbe / Dem Führer / Bekenntnis zum Führer / Gruß der Stillen / Zum 20. April 1939 / Führer und Vaterland / Führer, dein Name! / Und dann weint das Glück / Rune / Führer / Führer und Volk / Dem Schirmer des Volkes / Mein Führer / Gelöbnis / Gruß an den Führer / Schwur / Die Hand des Führers / Du sahst die Zeiten / Begegnung mit dem Führer / Der Retter / Sudetenland an den Führer / Gelöbnis / Den Deutschen von Gott gesandt / Wort deutschen Volkes\" - Mit Versen wie z.B.: \"Und Volk und Führer sind vermählt. / Das Dritte Reich versteint, gestählt / steht festgefügt im Morgenglanz, / umbaut als köstliche Monstranz / dein glücklichstes Lächeln, mein Führer!\" - Lederband, Liebhaberauseinband in sehr guter Erhaltung - \"Warum handgebunden? - Die wesentlichsten Vorzüge des guten Handbandes sind: Geheftet wird der Handband nach sorgfältiger Auswahl des Heftzwirnes auf echten erhabenen oder aufgedrehten flachen Bünden. Oben wird das Buch beschnitten und erhält nicht nur der Schönheit willen Goldschnitt, sondern diese feine Metallschicht schützt vielmehr die dem Lichte und Staub am meisten ausgesetzte Schnittfläche vor deren schädlichen Einflüssen. Als Einbandmaterial kommen sumachgares, lichtechtes Saffian, Kalbleder, vereinzelt auch Rindsleder, ferner naturelles und weißes Schweinsleder sowie Kalbspergament zur Verwendung. Zum Kapital wird kein schlappes maschinengewebtes Bändchen verwendet, sondern das Kapital wird von Hand mit dem Buchblock umstochen, gibt dadurch dem Rücken einen festen Abschluß und bietet zugleich dem späteren Ledereinschlag (\"Häubchen\") die Unterlage. Ein mit der Hand hergestelltes, dazupassendes Überzugpapier sowie Handvergoldung oder Blinddruck am Rücken ergänzen das Werk nach außen. Ein solcher Einband entspricht allen Anforderungen, die an einen Gebrauchsband gestellt werden können.\" Aus einem alten Prospekt von Richard Hönn, Werkstatt für feine Buchbinder- und Lederarbeiten in München, Dienerstrasse. - Deutsches / Drittes Reich, deutsche Dichtung / Personenkult im Nationalsozialismus, nationalsozialistische Lyrik, NS.-Schrifttum, Adolf Hitler im Gedicht, Gedichtsammlung für Staatsoberhaupt, Führerhuldigung, Führerkult, Führergedicht, Preisgedichte auf Adolf Hitler, der gottgesandte Führer, Führerverehrung, Ledereinband, Luxuseinband, Liebhabereinband, deutsche Buchbinderkunst / Kunstbuchbinderei vor 1945, deutsche Literatur im 20.Jahrhundert, Genius der Deutschen, dichterische Gestaltung des größten Heroen des deutschen Volkes, Großdeutschland, Führergeburtstagsgedicht, NS.-Schrifttum, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut Versand D: 5,90 EUR Deutsches / Drittes Reich, deutsche Dichtung / Personenkult im Nationalsozialismus, nationalsozialistische Lyrik, NS.-Schrifttum, Adolf Hitler im Gedicht, Führerhuldigung, Führerkult, Führergedicht, Preisgedicht auf Adolf Hitler, der gottgesandte Führer, Führerverehrung, Ledereinband, Luxuseinband, Liebhabereinband, deutsche Buchbinderkunst, Buchbinderei im Nationalsozialismus, Bibliophilie, Einbandkunst, deutsche Literatur im 20.Jahrhundert, Genius der Deutschen, dichterische Gestaltung des größten Heroen des deutschen Volkes, Großdeutschland, Führergeburtstagsgedicht, NS.-Schrifttum, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut

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        Sardegna':.

      - Farblithographie b. G. de Agostini in Milano (Mailand), dat. 1939, 49,5 x 40 Piloni S. 322: "E' questa la prima carta di propaganda turistica disegnata con gusto artistico. la molteplicitá dei richiami pubblicitari, la ricchezza e la varietá dei monumenti ricordati, rendono questa carta assai pregevole" - Dies ist die erste Karte Touristenkarte mit künstlerischen Geschmack . die Vielfalt der touristischen Sehenswürdigkweiten machen diese Karte sehr wertvoll. - Sehr dekorativ! (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Fyra skrifter.

      Illustrerade av Harald Sallberg. Stockholm, Nordiska Bibliofilsällskapet, 1939. Stor 8:o. 163 s. Med 10 helsides signerade originalträgravyrer av Harald Sallberg i pagineringen samt vinjetter. Bilagt är fyra signerade blyertsskisser av Sallberg till illustrationer i boken. Välbevarat handmålat originalpergamentband, med Linnés namnschiffer och slingor av linnea i rött och blått, blåa snitt (P. A. Norstedt & söners bokbinderi). I originalkassett. Detta är nummer D12. Med stämpel från Svenska turistföreningens bibliotek. Fint exemplar av denna vackra bok. Urvalet av texten gjordes av Arvid Hj. Uggla och den konstnärliga utformningen av Harald Sallberg. Upplagan på 770 numrerade exemplar skulle delas upp på de fyra nordiska länderna. På grund av kriget blev detta omöjligt och inte heller kunde man få fram pergament till inbindningen. Endast ett fåtal exemplar kunde således färdigställas och hann bindas i det fina originalbandet. Resterande exemplar försågs med ett nytt av Sallberg komponerat omslag och såldes häftad eller i ett enklare pappband. Av många ansedd som en av den moderna svenska bokkonstens vackraste böcker. Innehåller: 1. Tal om märkvärdigheter uti insecterna. 2. Naturaliesamlingars ändamål och nytta. 3. Tal vid deres Kongl. Majesteters höga närvaro. 4. Deliciae naturae

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        Béla Bartók's Signed Letter to Pierre Jean Jouves

      - One page, typed letter. Signed by Bartók in ink. Dated: February 4, 1939, Budapest. 205 × 135 mm. Béla Bartók thanks to Pierre Jean Jouves for sending him the study wherein one of Bartók's orchestral work is mentioned, thanks Jouves' book of poem that has also been sent, and proposes a personal meeting. The study Bartók refers to is "La musique et l'état mystique" that was published in "La Nouvelle Revue Française" (July, 1938) an essay about Bartók's music, focusing on the piece "Music for strings, percussion and celesta" (Sz. 106, BB 114; 1936). Pierre Jean Jouves (1887-1976) was a French writer and poet. His lifelong interest in music resulted in keen and perceptive music criticism. With the original envelope, the stamp cut. Folded. In good condition. One page, typed letter. Signed by Bartók in ink. Dated: February 4, 1939, Budapest. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Ein Beitrag zur Chemotherapie der bakteriellen Infektionen (S. 250 - 253, 1 Tab., 3 Abb.) und Klee, Ph.: & H. Römer: Prontosil bei Streptokokkenerkrankungen (S. 253 - 255). IN: Dtsch.med.Wschr.,1935, 61, Br.

      - [Komplettes Heft 7; S. 245-284]. MEILENSTEIN ZUR BEHANDLUNG VON STREPTOKOKKENINFEKTIONEN! *** ERSTDRUCK DER BAHNBRECHENDEN ARBEIT ZUR INDUSTRIELLEN VERWERTUNG DER SULFONAMIDE, ZUGLEICH BEGINN DER ÄRA DER CHEMOTHERAPIE VON INFEKTIONSKRANKHEITEN, NOBELPREIS 1939! *** Vgl. Garrison & Morton 1949. *** "FIRST EDITION OF AN EPOCHAL PAPER. Gerhard Domagk (1895-1964) in 1927, working in the laborarory of the IG-Farben, began to study a particular group of dyes containing sulphonamides. Beginning with mice infected with streptococci he found a few days before christmas in 1932 convincing evidence of the curative value of sulphonamides, the first of which was the famous PRONTOSIL. It was the first of the 'magic bullets', that is to say drugs which could be aimed against specific organisms., just because they were dyes that stained them. Domagk's four year old daughter was the first human being on which the genial scientist tried out his discovery in a case of utter emergency: with great susccess. Prontosil had enormous success in treating pneumonia and the streptococal diseases, in particular puerperal fever. As a result numerous sulphonamide drugs were manufactured all over the world. These drugs have saved many thousands of lives throughout the world. In fact they became the chief weapon against many tethal infections until the advent of the antibiotics. Domagsk's present Paper marks THE INTRODUCTION INTO MEDICINE OF PRONTOSIL, the first drug containing sulphanilamide. For his achievement Gerhard Domagk was awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine in 1939." Vgl. Interlibrum, Cat. 255, Nr. 26. *** Engelhardt Bd. I, S. 133: "1935 konnte er die bahnbrechende Mitteilung machen, daß er mit dem Prontosil ein wirksames Mittel gegen Streptokokken gefunden habe." *** Deutsche Nobel-Preisträger, 1968, S. 67 ff. *** Nobel, The Man and his price, S. 172-179.

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        [Photo Album]: Air Dispatch Ltd Mostly during World War II

      Cardiff, Wales. 1940s. Oblong quarto. Measuring 11" x 8". String-tied brown leather over paper boards. Contains 347 sepia toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1.25" x 1.25" and 7" x 9", with captions and related ephemera. Album is very good with worn edges and tears on the tissue guards with near fine photographs with occasional creasing.A photo album kept by a pilot while working for Air Dispatch, Ltd. out of the United Kingdom beginning in the late 1930s, many focusing on the war years, and with a few later photos from the 1950s. The company specialized in shipping goods as well as providing special charter planes out of the Airport of London in Croydon and Heston Airport in Middlesex, and also from a hub in Cardiff, Wales. The album shows a variety of different planes with captions listing the type of vessel and the date that the photo was taken. The compiler also documented numerous crashes, as well as planes that were used by famous aviators of the time including Amy Johnson's Percival Gull aircraft with Johnson barely visible in the background. Johnson had just set a racing world record on a trip to South Africa. The album shows take-offs and landings, as well as mid-flight photographs taken from both the ground and while flying. One photo of a German plane with a swastika on the tail which reads, "Sept. 1st 1939 on the last regular scheduled airline run by Seutche Luft Hansa before the outbreak of war." One page shows the process of repairing a plane from a severe crash in 1940.Many of the planes in the early 1940s were involved in the war effort and the airports were used to repair and refuel before the next mission. A French Potez 63-11 plane is featured here after being "shot down near Eastbourne after a German raid on London Sept. 1940." Later a similar plane is seen that was part of a Free French Air Force. There are also wonderful aerial photos from the skies over England and the Channel. One photo reads, "cargo boat in mid-Channel from 2000 ft. Dec. 39;" another reads, "Croydon control tower seen while coming in to land 1939." A photo of Hawker Hurricane aircraft in a V-formation reads, "hurricanes over Wallington February 1941." The Hurricane, while often overshadowed by the Spitfire, was an important part of the British victory during the Battle of Britain. Many of the German planes at the base are referred to as "junkers." Laid-in are some larger photos measuring 6.5" x 8.5" of aircraft and one of the pilots of the Channel Islands Airways. Also present are a pad of unused "store requisitions" forms, a 1956 customs inquiry, a Rolls-Royce aircraft engine advertisement, and a charter plane advertisement.A rich and extensive look at the war time efforts of a merchant airline company. .

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        The Hospital

      New York: Random House, 1939. First Edition. Excellent copy of Fearing's uncommon first novel (following three volumes of poetry), a real-life account of professional life in an American hospital. Precedes his best-known book, "The Big Clock," by seven years. Octavo. Green cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spine and front cover; dustjacket; blue/gray top-stain; 279pp. Review copy, with A tight, Near Fine copy with top-stain gently faded near spine. In the original pictorial dustwrapper, unclipped, just slightly rubbed and with tiny losses at spine ends (not affecting lettering), VG to Near Fine.

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        TWO MEN IN THE ANTARCTIC; An Expedition to Graham Land 1920-1922

      Macmillan Company, 1939, Cloth, Book Condition: Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First Edition. 1st American Edition; xxi, 292pp, 33 illustrations, 2 panoramas, maps on end papers, original blue cloth, Pictorial price clipped dust jacket. The object of the expedition was to extend the discoveries of the Swedish Antarctic Expedition of 1901-3 under Dr Otto Nordenskjöld, by continuing the mapping of the western coastline of the Weddell Sea. Spence 79; Headland 1572. A scarce title. With photographic frontispiece and thirty-two photographic illustrations on nineteen plates, two photographic panoramas on one folding plate, double page meteorological table and three sketches to text. Rosove describes it as a "well-written narrative, by one of two plucky and enthusiastic youths who should have known better but didn't", calling the book 'scarce' with the dust wrapper 'uncommon', Rosove 23. Two young and inexperienced junior team members stayed to winter on a tiny islet in the Antarctic in a disused boat, a handful of instruments and a scanty stock of provisions. Not only did they survive, but they also carried out scientific work. Previous owners signature (in pencil) on front fly page. Dust jacket has some very minor closed edge minor tears and there is strengthening on the inside. This is the first USA edition. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; 1920s; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 165.

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        Occult Enigmas: A Series Of Metaphysical Investigations

      Uma Press, London, 1939. Second Edition. Hardcover. Fair Condition/No Dust Jacket. SECOND EDITION. "Talks, delivered to a group of students of the divine mysteries in London ... October, November and December, 1938, and January, 1939." Contents: Part 1. The Work of the Masters 2. Karma 3. Re-incarnation 4. Evolution 5. Intellect, Instinct and Intuition 6. The Temple you dwell in 7. The Astral World 8. Optimism versus Faith 9. Magic 10. Alchemy 11. Occult Enigmas 12. Soul. Book - in Fair yellow/orange boards with gilt lettering - some marking and some grubbiness to the boards, a bump to the top edge of the front board, some wear to the top half inch of the spine edge/back board, slight bumping to the extreme corners and extreme ends of the spine. Contents, scattered spotting and browning, slight marking to a few pages, previous owner's annotations in pencil to a few pages and on one page in ink [see scans of the heaviest], previous owner's details in pencil to free front end paper otherwise clean and tightly bound. Scarce in any condition. Size: 8.5 inches tall by 5.25 inches. 283 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 750gms-1kgm. Category: Magic, Paranormal & Occult; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 8920..

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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Edison's Invention of the Kineto-Phonograph (Limited Edition, inscribed to Richard Fleischer)

      Los Angeles: Privately printed at the Pueblo Press, 1939. First Edition. First Edition, one of a limited edition of 250 copies (this being no. 156). This copy additionally INSCRIBED by cinematographer and film historian Charles G. Clarke, who wrote the introduction, to director Richard Fleischer on the second blank: "For Richard: / This is how it was before Cinemascope and 'Violent Saturday.' Thanks for the fun working with you. / Sincerely - / Chas G. Clarke ASC." Clarke shot Fleischer's 1955 film noir "Violent Saturday," and would work with the director again on the western "These Thousand Hills" (1959). Clarke also did cinematography for "Tarzan and His Mate" (1934), "Mutiny on the Bounty" (1935), "The Grapes of Wrath" (1940), "Miracle on 34th Street" (1947), "Suddenly" (1954), and "The Bridges at Toko-Ri," among numerous other films. A superb association between a legendary director and an important and prolific cinematographer whose work extended to the history of his profession. Near Fine in quarter cloth and paper covered boards, with a reproduction of an original Zoetrope disc laid into a pocket at the rear, and without dust jacket as issued. Boards lightly rubbed, with a small bruise to the rear board. Zoetrope disc in Fine condition.

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        Dem Führer. Gedichte für Adolf Hitler * G A N Z L E D E R - H a n d e i n b a n d, wohl Geschenkexemplar für Adolf Hitler, mit 36 O r i g i n a l - U n t e r s c h r i f t e n deutscher Dichter und DichterInnen

      Stuttgart / Berlin, Georg Truckenmüller Verlag, 1939 - Vollständige Ausgabe in hochwertigem Handeinband der Zeit: schwarzes Maroquin-Ganzleder / Leder / GLdr / Ldr im Format 14 x 21 cm mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Deckel-Linienhandvergoldung, handgestochenem Kopfband und Innenkantenvergoldung der Deckel sowie Kopfgoldschnitt, gebunden in der Stuttgarter Buchbinderwerkstatt Bruno Schotte. - Aus dem Inhalt: Geleitwort von Philipp Bouhler - 40 Gedichte (36 mit O r i g i n a l - U n t e r s c h r i f t e n der Verfasser) - Nachwort des Herausgebers - Quellennachweis. - Folgende Dichter sind mit einem oder mehreren Huldigungsgedichten vertreten: Heinrich Anacker, Adolf Bartels, Ludwig Friedrich Barthel, Hans Friedrich Blunck, Herbert Böhme, Karl Hans Bühner, Hermann Burte, Hermann Eris Busse, Anton Dörfler, Hans-Heinrich Ehrler, Robert Hohlbaum, Mirko Jelusich, Hanns Johst, Wolfgang Jünemann, Hans-Christoph Kaergel, Karl Josef Keller, Paul Anton Keller, Erwin Guido Kolbenheyer, Johannes Linke, Fritz Franz Lüdtke, Herybert Menzel, Agnes Miegel, Eberhard Wolfgang Möller, Ferdinand Oppenberg, Rudolf Paulsen, Wilhelm Pleyer, Harald Rehm, Max Reuschle, Gottfried Rothacker, Thilo Scheller, Baldur von Schirach, Albert Schramm, Gerhard Schumann, Hermann Stahl, August Supper, Will Vesper, Hans Watzlik, Max Wegner, Heinrich Zillich, ein unbekannter ostmärkischer Hitlerjunge. - Die Gedichte tragen Titel wie: "Der Führer und das Kind / An Adolf Hitler / Der Erbe / Dem Führer / Bekenntnis zum Führer / Gruß der Stillen / Zum 20. April 1939 / Führer und Vaterland / Führer, dein Name! / Und dann weint das Glück / Rune / Führer / Führer und Volk / Dem Schirmer des Volkes / Mein Führer / Gelöbnis / Gruß an den Führer / Schwur / Die Hand des Führers / Du sahst die Zeiten / Begegnung mit dem Führer / Der Retter / Sudetenland an den Führer / Gelöbnis / Den Deutschen von Gott gesandt / Wort deutschen Volkes" - Mit Versen wie z.B.: "Und Volk und Führer sind vermählt. / Das Dritte Reich versteint, gestählt / steht festgefügt im Morgenglanz, / umbaut als köstliche Monstranz / dein glücklichstes Lächeln, mein Führer!" - Lederband, Liebhaberauseinband in sehr guter Erhaltung - "Warum handgebunden? - Die wesentlichsten Vorzüge des guten Handbandes sind: Geheftet wird der Handband nach sorgfältiger Auswahl des Heftzwirnes auf echten erhabenen oder aufgedrehten flachen Bünden. Oben wird das Buch beschnitten und erhält nicht nur der Schönheit willen Goldschnitt, sondern diese feine Metallschicht schützt vielmehr die dem Lichte und Staub am meisten ausgesetzte Schnittfläche vor deren schädlichen Einflüssen. Als Einbandmaterial kommen sumachgares, lichtechtes Saffian, Kalbleder, vereinzelt auch Rindsleder, ferner naturelles und weißes Schweinsleder sowie Kalbspergament zur Verwendung. Zum Kapital wird kein schlappes maschinengewebtes Bändchen verwendet, sondern das Kapital wird von Hand mit dem Buchblock umstochen, gibt dadurch dem Rücken einen festen Abschluß und bietet zugleich dem späteren Ledereinschlag ("Häubchen") die Unterlage. Ein mit der Hand hergestelltes, dazupassendes Überzugpapier sowie Handvergoldung oder Blinddruck am Rücken ergänzen das Werk nach außen. Ein solcher Einband entspricht allen Anforderungen, die an einen Gebrauchsband gestellt werden können." Aus einem alten Prospekt von Richard Hönn, Werkstatt für feine Buchbinder- und Lederarbeiten in München, Dienerstrasse. - Deutsches / Drittes Reich, deutsche Dichtung / Personenkult im Nationalsozialismus, nationalsozialistische Lyrik, NS.-Schrifttum, Adolf Hitler im Gedicht, Gedichtsammlung für Staatsoberhaupt, Führerhuldigung, Führerkult, Führergedicht, Preisgedichte auf Adolf Hitler, der gottgesandte Führer, Führerverehrung, Ledereinband, Luxuseinband, Liebhabereinband, deutsche Buchbinderkunst / Kunstbuchbinderei vor 1945, deutsche Literatur im 20.Jahrhundert, Genius der Deutschen, dichterische Gestaltung des größten Heroen des deutschen Volkes, Großdeutschland, Führergeburtstagsgedicht, NS.-Schrifttum, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Ge [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Verve the French review of art. Nos. 5-6 July-October 1939.

      Paris, Imprimerie des Beaux-Arts 1939 - In 4°; pp.178 con numerose illustrazioni in nero e a colori, facsimili di miniature da libri d'Ore in heliogravure a colori applicati e le seguenti litografie a colori e in nero da opere degli artisti: Constantin Guys, Georges Braque, Georges Rouault, André Derain, Fernand Léger, Pierre Bonnard, Henri Matisse, Paul Klee. Alcune litografie sono impresse al recto e verso della stessa carta. Brossura editoriale illustrata alla copertina anteriore e posteriore da litografia a colori di Aristide Maillol. Mancanza di un angolino di un facsimile di miniatura, alla stessa un segno di piega e strappo riparato ad un altro angolo altrimenti bella copia fresca e ben legata. Direttore E. Tériade, pubblicazione trimestrale (Periodic of art-Verve)

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        Photographic Portrait Of Rezs? Seress

      Foto Fekete ca. 1939, Budapest - Original, vintage, black and white photo. Inscribed by Seress on verso. 85 × 135 mm. Rezs? Seress (1889-1968) was a Hungarian composer and pianist, his most famous composition was "Gloomy Sunday" (Szomorú Vasárnap), the "Hungarian Suicide Song" in 1933. Original, vintage, black and white photo. Inscribed by Seress on verso. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        L\' Acuponcture chinoise. Bd. I: L\'Energie (Points, Meridiens, Circulation) und Bd. II: Le Maniement de L\'Energie. (komplett)

      Paris, Mercure de France, 1939, 1941. 300, 274 S. mit Abb. 27 x 24 cm, priv. Leinen Einband berieben und angeschmutzt. Bindung etwas gelockert. Besitzerstempel von Alfred Eble und Dr. E.W. Stiefvater auf dem Vorsatz. Dort handschriftliche Einträge von Dr. Erich W. Stiefvater in Band 1 (nicht wiedergegeben) und Band 2: \"Dieses Buch schenkte mir Alfred Eble 1949 in Basel er hatte es bei Soulie d. Morant gekauft und einbinden lassen. Dieses Jahr kann man als Beginn der A. in Deutschland u. der Schweiz bezeichnen. Ostern 1949\". Innen immer wieder Anstreichungen. Gutes Leseexemplar. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Walt Disney's Version of Pinocchio

      A near fine first edition in a very good dust jacket, inscribed by Walt Disney. Original price of $1 still on front flap of the jacket. 1939 on title page. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

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        "AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS." A complete set of tear sheets of the first appearance of this short novel; serialized in three issues of ASTOUNDING STORIES, February, March, and April 1936, pp. 24-32; 125-155; 131-150. Copy-edited with extensive handwritten revisions in pencil by Lovecraft.

      The tear sheets are in generally fine condition and are accompanied. by the front and rear covers of the first of the three issues of. ASTOUNDING in which the story appeared. Now housed in a custom. slipcase. (#151544). The revisions are of three types: (1) restoring many of the paragraphs to the longer length of the original manuscript; (2) minor corrections of spelling or punctuation and changes or insertions of just a few words; (3) insertions of major blocks of copy that were cut from the original text. Revisions of the first type were indicated by Lovecraft's enlarging the first capital letter of the added-on paragraph so that it was flush left instead of indented, and, when space permitted, by writing a pilcrow at the end of the preceding paragraph. The tear sheets have a total of 352 of these changes. Changes of the second type add up to 51. Changes of the third type are found mostly in the third installment, with none in the first and just one in the second installment, but thirteen in the last. These restorations of text cut by ASTOUNDING's editor, F. Orlin Tremayne ("that god-damn'd dung of a hyaena," as Lovecraft described him in a letter to R. H. Barlow), add up to over a thousand words. They are printed in small but neat script in the margins. This is one of three known sets of corrected tear sheets, all of which made their way (presumably through HPL's literary executor, R. H. Barlow) to August Derleth at Arkham House, where they provided the "revised" text for its appearance in THE OUTSIDER (1939). The story was written in 1931, submitted to and rejected by WEIRD TALES editor Farnsworth Wright for being "too long, not easily divisible into parts, not convincing -- & so on" (letter to S. Vernon Shea, 7 August 1931, Selected Letters, III, #487). In the same letter, Lovecraft goes on to remark, "Life has never interested me as much as the escape from life. However -- there is a region on the border betwixt weirdness & scientifiction in which I might conceivably experiment. Indeed, the Mountains of Madness belongs largely to this type." In several subsequent letters he referred to the novella as "my best story" or "my most ambitious story" and was considerably discouraged by its rejection. In writing to E. Hoffmann Price (9 April 1934, Selected Letters IV, #697) he referred to it as "a novelette representing my most serious endeavor -- Antarctic archaeology and polar mystery of a type that has haunted me since I was 11 years old. Its rejection by Wright in 1931 was a psychological setback doing much to freeze me into silence." In another letter written later that year to Price, however, he mused that this hiatus might have been beneficial in forcing him to detect and root out certain bad habits in his work. Lovecraft made no further efforts to sell the story but in 1935 Julius Schwartz, acting as his agent, took MOUNTAINS and THE SHADOW OUT OF TIME to ASTOUNDING's editor, Tremaine, who bought the pair, unread, for $595. The money came at a time when Lovecraft was perilously close to poverty but when he saw the tear sheets he was furious at the edits made by Tremaine. The damage to the text was not completely repaired until the discovery of a fair-copy typescript of the story years later. There is no known copy of a holograph version of this text, making the sets of hand-edited tear sheets the closest approximation to such a thing. "At the Mountains of Madness" presents what is probably the most complete and compelling vision of Lovecraft's cosmology, encompassing the Old Ones (extraterrestrial aliens who arrived on Earth millions of years ago and built vast, but now ruined, cities), the shoggoths (hypnotically controlled protoplasmic blobs who served them as unwilling slaves), the fungi from Yuggoth and spawn of Cthulhu (other aliens who arrived later and battled the Old Ones, driving them back to their first settlement in the Antarctic. The cosmology gradually unfolds in the course of an adventure story about a team of explorers visiting the Antarctic and encountering a gigantic mountain, taller than Everest, in the interior of which they discover relics of the Old Ones's civilization -- and confront a thawed-out shoggoth, turned monstrous without the hypnotic control of the Old Ones, who are all dead. The Antarctic setting has prompted some critics to compare Lovecraft's novella to Poe's NARRATIVE OF A. GORDON PYM, but they share little except the overall setting: a blank white canvas onto which could be conveniently painted whatever horrors the author chose. This short novel is one of the twenty-two tales selected for the Library of America's 2005 edition of Lovecraft's fiction.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1939 - 1939 Original Hardback Wisden, Presentation (to NormPreston)

      1939. This lot is an 1939 Original Hardback Wisden. In Good Condition. 39s are never great and this is good and above avergae but there are nicer ones. This however is special as once owned by future editor Norman Preston and a Presentation copy from Wilfred Brookes. This book is good, it has had no restoration, the front board is a bit dark and the letters are dark too (so look faded) , the lettering is fading to the spine. Inside the hinges are strong but you can se the mesh to both front and rear hinges. Nice inside but small splash mark to page 31g.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O., 26. XII. 1939. - ½ S. 4to. An eine Dame: "Haben Sie vielen Dank für Ihr promptes und liebes Schreiben vom 21 Dec. - Frl. Bustato [?] hat mir selbst geschrieben, in goldigem Englisch-Deutsch, - ich werde ihr direkt antworten. Heute schicke ich Ihnen und Ihrem lieben Mann und Lucie mein Duo und die kleine Partitur der kleinen Sinfonie, und bitte Sie, diese kleinen Dinge zum Andenken zu behalten [.]". - Mit einem Notenfaksimile am Kopf; im linken Rand gelocht (keine Textberührung); Einrisse im rechten Rand mit Tesafilm geschlossen.

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        Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence (Original screenplay for the 1939 film)

      Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1939. Final Script for the 1939 film, "Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence," directed by Ricardo Cortez, adapted from a story by Dalton Trumbo, written for the screen by Leonard Hoffman and Ben Grauman Kohn (though Trumbo is not credited here), and starring Glenn Ford, Nicholas Conte, Jean Rogers, and Ward Bond. In his feature film debut, Glenn Ford plays a department store clerk who saves up enough money to buy a small patch of land in Arizona. Unable to afford a car, he hitchhikes to his new home, and along the way teams up with a transient (Richard Conte) and an illegal alien (Jean Rogers). Directed by former silent film star Ricardo Cortez [Hal Erickson]. Blue studio wrappers, stamped FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 72, dated May 23, 1939, and with the holograph file notation "Env. #1268" at the top right corner. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. Title page present, with credits for screenwriters Hoffman and Kohn. 129 leaves, mimeograph, with one set of blue revision pages dated 6/21/39, along with a 10-page revised ending, dated 7/18/39, also on blue stock, at the rear. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus with yapped edges, bound with two gold brads.

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        3 Papier-Musterbücher Marke Excellenz. 1: Weihnachts-Kollektion 1939 Kartonnagen-Papiere. 2: Goldbrokat Neuheiten 1939. 3: Dekorations-Papiere (ohne Jahr).

      1939 - 3 Bände. 1939. 19 x 23,8 cm. Zusammen 250 Blätter (ganzseitige Original-Muster). Original-Karton mit Klammerbindung, auf den Deckeln goldgeprägtes Firmensignet mit Hummer. Einbände etwas angestaubt, gebräunt und bestoßen. Inahlt Band 1: Goldbrokat (51 Blätter). Diamantbrokat (13 Bl.). Duo-Kreppolyn (8 Bl.). Band 2: Goldbrokat (80 Bl., davon eines mit Eckabriss). Band 3: Goldbrokat (60 Bl.). Diamantbrokat (16 Bl.). Gold- und Silberpapiere glatt und geprägt (4 Bl., davon 2 am vorderen Rand etwas beschnitten). R.P.M.-Folien (2 Bl., davon eines am vorderen Rand etwas beschnitten. Auf dem Zwiswchentitel Hinweis auf Spezialkatalog für diese Papiere). Kartonnagenkreppolyn unbedruckt (16 Bl., davon eines am vorderen Rand etwas beschnitten). Bezeichnungen der einzelnen Papiere jeweils auf der Rückseite. Schöne Sammlung mit Papieren in vielerlei Dekoren, Farben und Strukturen. Sprache: Deutsch Einbände etwas angestaubt, gebräunt und bestoßen. Original-Karton mit Klammerbindung, auf den Deckeln goldgeprägtes Firmensignet mit Hummer.

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        RED GARDENIAS

      New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1939., 1939. First edition. Inscribed by the author on the front fly leaf, "For John, All the best, Jonathan Latimer." Light offsetting to the front and rear endpapers, endpapers lightly soiled, small number "207" stamped on upper portion of front fly leaf, else very good, tight copy in a bright, unfaded, price-clipped dust jacket with some minor, internal professional restoration. Detective Bill Crane and his gang of sleuths are sent to a Chicago suburb to investigate a murder and death threats made to the family of an industrial magnate. Crane solves the murder case and at the same time learns the secret of the gardenia perfume, the lipstick marks on the dead man's face, the crimson cat, the three shelves, and a hairpin. Attractive Crime Club title.

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        THE JEWS - ARE THEY HUMAN?

      George Allen and Unwin, London 1939 - George Allen & Unwin, London, 1939 First Edition. Octavo. Original red cloth boards, lettered to spine and front board in black. A fine copy apart from dust-marking to top edge, in a near fine unclipped dust jacket with sunning to the spine and a few minor marks. A beautiful copy. The title is ironic, as the book conveys the author's revulsion to anti-semitism following his visit to Germany in 1937. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE PRESIDENT'S BIRTHDAY PARTY BROADCAST

      [1939] 1939 - Quarto (8-1/2" x 11") bound in full gilt-lettered red morocco leather; 12 pages. An ORIGINAL typed Andy Hardy radio script by Carey Wilson that followed the birthday broadcast for President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1939. This copy is INSCRIBED to Wilson and SIGNED by Roosevelt on the last page. Laid down to a front blank page is a letter from the Secretary to the President, Stephen Early, on White House stationary dated 7 February 1939: "This is by way of acknowledging your letter to me under date of January thirty-first, with enclosed script of the Hardy Family program which followed the President's Birthday Address on the air. I am happy to advise you that the President has signed a copy of your manuscript by name and has asked me to forward it to you with an expression of his best wishes." Not only a rare script from the Andy Hardy legacy but a truly unique Presidential item. Carey Wilson, one of the 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, was a writer, narrator, and producer. His many screenwriting credits include BEN HUR and MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY for which he was nominated for an Oscar. As a producer he contributed to the rise of many notable screen stars including Lana Turner, Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Esther Williams, Margaret O'Brien, and Red Skelton. His films included THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE, GREEN DOLPHIN STREET, and SCARAMOUCHE. Wilson is perhaps best known, however, as the creator of the film series DR. KILDARE and ANDY HARDY (played by Mickey Rooney), said to be the most successful and most popular film series ever made in the United States. Wilson has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Madeira, Canary Islands, Azores, Western Morocco. Handbook for Travellers. With 23 maps and plans.

      Leipzig Karl Baedeker und London George Allen & Unwin und New York Chas Scribner' Sons 1939 - XX, 128 Seiten, Kl8°, illustr. OKart. mit rotem OLn.-Rücken. Hinrichsen E 243. - 1. - Sehr gut erhaltenes, frisches und vollständiges Exemplar. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Odes d'Horace

      Paris: Philippe Gonin, 1939. Text in Latin and French, translated by Baron Delort. One of 350 copies on hand made paper, this no.204, signed by the publisher. 125 wood engravings by Maillol with two duplicated on each wrapper. Two volumes. Printed on handmade linen paper by Maillol with the Maillol watermark. Loose as issued in wrappers in the original chemises, with printed spines including two different wood engravings by Maillol and card slipcases. Spines darkened with a little water staining to bottom, slipcases a ittle worn as usual, the volumes are extremely bright and crisp. Gonin and Maillol's book was a triumph of simple lines and subtle typography. Maillol had been introduced to book illustration by Harry Graf Kessler who had used Maillol to illustrated the Cranach Press Eclogues in 1926. In 1937 Maillol returned to the delights of book illustration when images he had produced originally for the Cranach Press Georgics, which was to be unpublished by Kessler, were taken up by Gonin who then went on to produced awonderful edition of Daphnis and Chloe. The collaboration between Maillol and Gonin continued and with the Odes all the glories of the Cranach Georgics are evident alongside the earthy eroticism of the Daphnis and Chloe. The wood-blocks were carved by Maillol and finished in 1939, but the printing of them was delayed by the war and not realized until 1958 long after Maillol's death in 1944.

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        LA CERAMICA FUTURISTA

      Manifesto dell'aeroceramica - opere e sintesi storica a cura del decano dei ceramisti Edizioni Ceramiche Futuriste - Giuseppe Mazzotti, 1939 pagine non numerate, illustrazioni in bianco e nero - misure 17 x 12,5 cm circa copertina morbida, leggera lacerazione e piccole macchie al piatto INTERNO usato in ottimo stato, segni del tempo, senza strappi interni, sottolineature, macchie, nessuna mancanza. La voce spedizione con corriere (prevista per ogni libro), con un costo di poco superiore a quello di una raccomandata, si riferisce ad una spedizione con corriere privato che ne assicura la consegna a domicilio nell'arco di 24 / 48 ore. E' un servizio estremamente accurato che evita di recarsi presso l'ufficio postale di riferimento per il ritiro evitando code ed attese. Il prezzo di tale servizio dipende dal peso e dalle dimensioni totali (compreso imballaggio). Dal servizio sono escluse soltanto Venezia e le piccole isole.

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        Der Mythus des 20. Jahrhunderts.

      Munich: Hoheneichen-Verlag, , 1939. Eine Wertung der seelisch-geistigen Gestaltenkämpfe unserer Zeit. Octavo. Original dark blue cloth, gilt lettered spine and front cover, top edge blue, with blonde silk page marker. Portrait frontispiece of Rosenberg. Spine slightly rolled, slight marks to back cover. An excellent copy. First published in 1930. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper: "A. Rosenberg". Alfred Rosenberg (1893-1946) was an influential Nazi idealogue. His book, espousing "historical" racial theories, has been described as "one of the two great unread bestsellers of the Third Reich" (Robert E. Conot, Justice at Nuremberg, 1983, p. 216); the other book being Mein Kampf. Signed copies are most uncommon.

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        Design No. 429. Jan. 19, 1939

      Detroit, 1939. Colored pencil, pastel and gouache on black construction paper. Signed and dated with an inscription: "Design No. 429. Jan. 19 1939." Minimal pre-war concept car by Herb Newport Herbert J. Newport, Jr. (1907-1991). Herb Newport went to work at Duesenberg in the 1920s. From 1932-35, he was the Chief Designer. During this period he designed Duesenbergs for Clark Gable and for Gary Cooper. After leaving Duesenberg, Newport opened his own design studio and worked as a consultant for Nash, Chrysler and others, branching out into all sorts of industrial design. This design was probably done for Hudson (despite a label of a previous owner that suggests it was a design for Nash), as it bears more resemblance to the 1939 and 1940 Hudson Terraplane convertibles than it does to the Nash convertibles of that time. The drawing has a couple of unusual features, one being the headlight at the nose of the hood, complemented by small parking lights where headlights would usually be found. The other unusual feature is the rather threatening egg tooth in the middle of the front bumper. The design is conveyed in a most dramatic fashion, in simple red, white and gray lines on a deep black construction paper, underlined by a thicker red line that contains the title, date and signature and a logo "Styling for Industry". This was the period in which "streamlining" and "ultra-streamlining" came into fashion, and one is reminded of the effects of a stream on anything that sits in its path long enough.

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        Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

      Harcourt Brace and Company, New York. U.S.A. 1939 - First American Edition of this lovely book on which the hit musical Cats was based. In cream coloured cloth with black lettering to the spine. In a pale orange dust wrapper which has an inch and a quarter split to the back panel. This has been repaired with sellotape. There is an inscription to the front free endpaper, which reads.'December 1962. Best wishes Babs for a happy birthday from Ben and Elsie' Other than these minor blemishes it is a very nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Correspondance privée] Lettres autographes signées adressées à Fanny Janet (1897-1994)

      1939. Manuscrit. Bon. En Feuilles. Signé par l'auteur. In-4. A) 8 lettres autographes signées d'Edouard Pichon à sa belle-soeur (l'une incomplète, certaines avec ajouts autographes signés de Hélène Pichon) : 8 pp. in-4 et 6 pp. in-8, certaines datées (1937-1939) ; B) 34 lettres autographes signées de Hélène Pichon à sa soeur (certaines avec ajouts autographes signés de Edouard Pichon) : 59 pp. in-4 et 14 pp. in-8 [1938-1939]. Dans cette correspondance familiale, il est beaucoup question de la santé de l'un ou de l'autre des époux (Edouard Pichon souffrait d'un rhumatisme articulaire aigu et Hélène Pichon de la tuberculose), mais aussi des "Mélanges Pierre Janet" dont E. Pichon s'occupait de la publication (on apprend ainsi que "Bergson envoie 100 francs, mais n'écrira rien parce qu'il a des insomnies (Edouard ne comprend pas cette raison de ne pas écrire, au contraire !).") On apprend aussi que, trop souffrant, Pichon prévoit de faire donner l'une de ses communications de psychanalyse par "Mlle Marette" (Françoise Dolto). Dans une autre lettre de H. Pichon, il est encore question de la future Françoise Dolto : "[Edouard] a eu hier une conversation longue et animée avec Mlle Marette (psychanalyste qui vient maintenant l'aider à la consultation) sans fatigue". Helène Pichon toujours : "Hier j'ai été un instant dans les jardins de la fondation Rotschild serrer quelques mains psychanalytiques. Anna Freud très liebenswürdig, essaiera peut-être de venir voir Edouard. Jones de Londres trouve que je ressemble à mon père et déplore l'attitude de celui-ci vis à vis de la psychanalyse, qui le prive de tirer tout le parti qu'il aurait pu de son immense matériel clinique et de sa pénétration psychologique". L'antisémitisme du couple perce parfois quand ils évoquent leurs amis juifs : "Ainsi Wahl ne joue pas avec ses gosses ! Entre nous, ma chère, ce "suradultisme", comme dirait votre beau-frère, est bien juif" (EP), ou "le juif Minkowski lui a sûrement transmis la parole peut-être imprudente d'Edouard" (HP). L'ombre de la guerre qui approche est quant à elle omniprésente. Toujours, à propos des mêmes, Hélène Pichon : "Vendredi la visite des Minkowski était assez impressionnante, leur première idée de gauchards est qu'il faut "lui" rentrer dedans et leur seconde idée de philosophes humanitaires était l'horreur profonde de la guerre (ils ont un fils qui fait son service aux alpins), ils ne pouvaient même plus regarder le jardin, le beau temps, tant ils étaient angoissés." Personnage d'une grande richesse, d'une infinie curiosité et très complexe, Edouard Pichon est un contemporain et - par son intérêt pour le langage - un précurseur de Lacan, qui lui reprendra - entre autres - le concept de forclusion. Il est l'un des membres fondateurs du groupe de L'Evolution psychiatrique et de la Société Psychanalytique de Paris (dont il fut président de 1935 à 1937). Avec son oncle Jacques Damourette, il est l'auteur d'un monumental Essai de Grammaire française dont la publication s'étala sur près de 30 ans. Il fut également fervent maurrassien tout en étant dreyfusard, et le gendre de Pierre Janet sans être janetien. (Voir à son sujet, E. Roudinesco, Histoire de la psychanalyse en France, t. 1, pp. 297-320). Nota : ce document ne pourra être exporté en dehors de l'Union Européenne sans autorisation préalable du ministère de la Culture, formalité pouvant prendre plusieurs jours..

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        The Time of Your Life

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. (1939). First. First edition. Fine in a handsome near fine dustwrapper with a couple of tiny nicks and tears, a little modest age-toning, and short tears at the bottom of the flap folds. A tight and pleasing copy of a fragile Pulitzer Prize-winning play, and probably the book for which the author will be best remembered. The film version featured James Cagney, William Bendix, Ward Bond, and Broderick Crawford. .

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