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        Finnegan?s Wake.

      London: Faber & Faber, 1939. First Signed limited edition. Octavo, original red cloth, titles to spine in gilt, top edge gilt, original publisher's yellow cloth slipcase. One of 425 numbered copies, this being number 251 signed by James Joyce on the limitation page. In fine condition, with the publishers slipcase. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Joyce began working on Finnegans Wake shortly after the 1922 publication of Ulysses. By 1924 installments of Joyce's new avant-garde work began to appear, in serialized form, in Parisian literary journals transatlantic review and transition, under the title "fragments from Work in Progress". The actual title of the work remained a secret until the book was published in its entirety, on 4 May 1939. The work has assumed a preeminent place in English literature. Anthony Burgess praised the book as "a great comic vision, one of the few books of the world that can make us laugh aloud on nearly every page."[14] Harold Bloom called the book "Joyce's masterpiece", and wrote that "[if] aesthetic merit were ever again to center the canon [Finnegans Wake] would be as close as our chaos could come to the heights of Shakespeare and Dante." Modern Library named it one of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Susannah of the Mounties (Original screenplay for the 1939 film)

      Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1939. Final Script for the 1939 Shirley Temple film, "Susannah of the Mounties," directed by Walter Lang, written for the screen by Muriel Dennison, Robert Ellis, Walter Ferris, Fidel LaBarba, and Helen Logan (with only Ellis and Logan credited here), and starring Shirley Temple, Randolph Scott, and Margaret Lockwood. Shirley Temple is orphaned after an Indian attack, but subsequently becomes the mascot of a Canadian Mountie outpost headed by Randolph Scott, and is ultimately responsible for establishing peace between the Mounties and the Blackfleet--but not before Scott is nearly burned at the stake, and not before Shirley can smoke a peace pipe with a Blackfoot Indian. Originally released in the short-lived sepiatone format. Light brown studio wrappers, stamped SHOOTING FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 85, dated January 19, 1939, and with holograph file notation of "Env. #1258" at the top right corner. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. Title page present, with credits for Ellis and Logan. 155 leaves (with 17 pages of retakes and added scenes bound in at the rear), mimeograph, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 1/24/39 and 3/28/39. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound with three gold brads. In a custom quarter leather clamshell box.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Skizzenbuch: (19)39.

      1939 - Skizzenbuch des bekannten Düsseldorfer Malers (*1865 Dessau - 1945 Düsseldorf ) mit einigen Skizzen in Bleistift, meist die Landschaft um Nideggen darstellend ( auf dem Deckel ist auch angegeben Landsberg sowie Ammersee, aber die entsprechenden Blätter fehlen in dem vorliegenden Skizzenbuch ) Blattgröße jeweils 28 x 18,5 cm. Mit zusammen 7 einseitig skizzierten Blättern. Das erste Blatt zeigt kleine Skizzen von Bäuerinnen, das zweite Blatt Bäume bei Nideggen, bezeichnet und datiert " Nideggen, 11.4.39 ", das dritte Blatt zeigt einen knorrigen alten Baum, signiert und datiert " G.H., 11.4.39 ", das vierte Blatt 2 Bäume, bezeichnet, signiert und datiert " G.H., 11,4.39, Nideggen ", das fünfte Blatt ein Gatter am Hügelrand ( dies Blatt liegt lose bei, ist stärker fleckig und beschädigt ), bezeichnet, signiert und datiert " G.H., 11.4.39, Nideggen ", das sechste Blatt zeigt eine Felswand, bezeichnet und datiert " Nideggen, 11.4.93 ", sowie das letzte Blatt mit einer Baumskizze, datiert und signiert " 11.3.39, G.H. " sowie oben mit " Nideggen " bezeichnet. In Ohln, mit dem Aufdruck Skizzenbuch. ( Die meisten früher hier wohl enthaltenen Skizzen laut handschriftlichem Vermerk auf dem Vorderdeckel, Ammersee 34 und Landsberg fehlen hier. ) Die Blätter teils etwas fleckig, teils mit kleinen Randbeschädigungen. Ein Blatt wie erwähnt stärker beschädigt. ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) ( Literatur: Thieme-Becker " Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler, Leipzig 1922, Band 15, S. 410 " : " Maler in Düsseldorf, geb. 8.8.1865 in Dessau. Als Schüler Max Brückners erlernte er in Coburg die Theatermalerei und begleitete das Meininger Hoftheater auf dessen Auslandsreisen. Nach der Auflösung dieser Bühne kam Hacker als Lehrer für dekorative Malerei nach Straßburg im Elsaß an die neubegründete Kunstgewerbeschule, 1896 an das Stadttheater in Düsseldorf.Seine dekorative Malerei, die das Landschaftliche bevorzugt, fand viel Anerkennung, besonders die Festspieldekoration des Rheinischen Goethevereins. In Straßburg rührt von Hacker die Ausmalung des Zoologischen Instituts der Universität her. Mit flottgemalten Landschaftsbildern realistischer Art ist Hacker vielfach auf Ausstellungen, besonders in Düsseldorf, vertreten. " Biographische Angaben: 1865: Hacker wurde am 8. August 1865 in Dessau als Sohn des Kammersängers Adolf Hacker und dessen Gattin Pauline, geb. Zschiesche, einer bedeutenden und berühmten Opernsängerin geboren.1882-1887: Eintritt in das Atelier der Prof. Gebr. Brückner in Coburg wo er die Technik der Theatermalerei erlernt und zum Lieblingsschüler Prof. Brückners avanciert, der damals für Bayreuth Wagners Parsifal ausstattet und für die Meininger unter Herzog Georgs Führung seine berühmten Ausstattungen schuf. 1887-1890: Von Herzog Georg II. an das Hoftheater in Meiningen berufen - Teilnahme an vielen Gastspielreisen. 1890-1896: Berufung nach Straßburg. 1893: Als Stipendiat der Stadt Straßburg nach Chicago zur Weltausstellung entsandt. 1896-1945: Mitglied des Künstlervereins " Düsseldorfer Malkasten ", lange Jahre dort im Vorstand tätig. 1896-1899: Berufung an das Stadttheater in Düsseldorf. Schaffung zahlreicher Ausstattungen ( u.a. für die Festspiele des rheinischen Goethevereins ). 1904: Der Kunstverein erwirbt seine " Eifellandschaft ". 1906: Ankauf des Aquarells "Eifelhöhe mit Schafen" durch Kaiser Wilhelm II. 1905: Festausschmückung Berlins zur Kronprinzenhochzeit.1907-1909: Leiter des Ausstattungswesens an der " Bühne ". 1910: Verleihung der Goldenen Medaille für Kunst und Wissenschaft. 1914-1916:Teilnahme am Ersten Weltkrieg.1919: Lehrer für Bühnenmalerei an der Staatlichen Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf. 1927-1936: Zweite Amerikafahrt: Ausmalung einer großen Maschinenfabrik in Reading, P.A., sowie weitere Reisen ins In- und Ausland mit Planung und Ausführung verschiedenster Arbeiten und Aufträge. 1936: Bildausschmückung des Wartesaals III. Klasse im Düsseldorfer Hauptbahnhof ( im Zweiten Weltkrieg zerstört ). 1938: Ein [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        [167 Pamphlets on Communism and Related Matters, Bound in 12 Volumes]

      167 pamphlets spanning the 20s through the early 50s, consisting of pro- and anti-Communist propaganda as well as more general tracts on Socialism, labor, and human rights, including works by Clarence Darrow, Jacques Duclos, Heinrich Himmler, Adolf Hitler, Mao Tse-tung, and Dalton Trumbo, as well as a songbook by Joe Hill and a copy of the notorious antisemitic canard "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion". The pamphlets have been bound into 12 (nonconsecutive) volumes by librarians at the University of Portland. There is a U. of Portland bookplate in most volumes (some have come loose), labeled "Capt. Browne Communist Collection". Captain William D. Browne, a Portland police detective, headed the local Red Squad for many years. Each volume consists of 9 to 22 pamphlets bound together in thin board wrappers with cloth spine. Volumes vary in height, width, and thickness (w: 14 to 16.5 cm; h: 21.5 to 24 cm; d: 2.5 to 5.5 cm). Each has a library label on spine, typewritten contents page on inside front cover, and library pocket on inside rear cover. There is light to moderate general wear to the exteriors of all volumes, with toning and bowing to boards and some tears to spine cloth. The pamphlets themselves are mostly in Very Good condition, although some are worn or marked. A comprehensive and fascinating collection. Comprised of: "The Red Army", A. Alfred; "Marshall Plan - Recovery or War?", James S. Allen; "Smash the Scottsboro Lynch Verdict", idem; "Who Owns America?" idem; "The Enemy Within" S. Eugene Allen; Sense and Nonsense About Race", Ethel Alpenfels; "Industrial Slavery - Roosevelt's "'New Deal"', I. Amter; "The March Against Hunger", idem; "May Day 1939", idem; "May Day 1941", idem; "The Truth About the Communists", idem; "The American Farmer", George Anstrom; "Soviet Russia and the Jews", Gregor Aronson; "Communist Power in U. S. Industry", Andrew Avery; "Speech: On the First Anniversary of the Military Rebellion", Manuel Azana; "Communist Trade Union Trickery Exposed", Karl Baarslag; "The Federal Jury is Stacked Against You", Marion Bachrach; "You Are on Trial", idem; "A New Slavery", Roger N. Baldwin; "Framer and the Communists", Philip S. Bancroft; "Are We Aryans?", Gino Bardi; "Militarizing Our Youth", Roswell P. Barnes; "Speeding Up the Workers", James Barnett; "Farm-Dollar Blight", John Barnett; "They Gave Their Freedom", Rose Baron; "Why the Negro People Should Vote Communist", Theodore Basset; "National Defense Embodying Patriotic Education", Mrs. Wm. A. Becker; "Anti-Soviet Lies and the Five-year Plan", Max Bedacht; "Students Under Arms", Nancy Bedford Jones; "Is the Flag Worth Fighting For?" Joseph Allan Beek; "How to Organize and Conduct United Action for the Right to Live", Herbert Benjamin; "Shall It be Hunger Doles- Or Unemployment Insurance?", idem; "Japan in Manchuria", S. Dashinsky; "An Eye-Witness at the Wreckers' Trial", Sam Darcy; "What's Happening in the U.S.S.R.?", idem; "Industrial Conspiracies", Clarence S. Darrow; "Too High and Too Mighty", Walter Davenport; "In Defense of Negro Rights", Benjamin J. Davis; "The Path of Negro Liberation", idem; "The Soviet Peace Myth", Leo Dennen; "America at the Crossroads", Eugene Dennis; "The Fascist Danger and How to Combat It", idem; "I Challenge the Un-Americans", idem; "In Defense of Your Freedom", idem; "Eugene Dennis Indicts the Wall Street Conspirators", idem; "Nine Questions About the Communist Party Answered" idem; "Let the People Know", idem; "The Red-Baiters Menace America", idem; "The Third Party and the 1948 Elections", idem; "Borah, "'Borer from Within"', Elizabeth Dilling; "Dare We Oppose Red Treason?", idem; "'The Lady Patriot"' Replies", idem; "The Red Betrayal of the Churches"; "WANTED: A Presidential "'Man on a White Horse"', idem; "How Workers Become Engineers in the U.S.S.R.", V. Druzhinin; "France Faces Her Destiny", Jacques Duclos; "The Bill of Rights in Danger", Robert W. Dunn; "Company Unions Today", idem; "Spying on Workers", idem; "The British Strike", William F. Dunne; "Gastonia, Citadel of the Class Struggle in the New South", idem; "The Great San Francisco General Strike", idem; "The Supreme Court's Challenge to Labor", idem; "Why Hearst Lies About Communism", idem; "Turning Point for the World", R. Palme Dutt; "The I.W.W. in Theory and Practice", Justus Ebert; "What Shall We Do About the War", Sherwood Eddy and Kirby Page; "Sedition!", J. Louis Engdahl; "A Tale of Two Workers", David Englestein and Carl Hirsch; "Is Patriotism Bunk?", Harry D. Farren; "Behind the War Headlines", J. Fields; "What is Socialism?", Ernst Fischer; "Rasse und Rassenentstehung Beim Menschen", Eugen Fischer; "Debs, Haywood, Ruthenberg", Elizabeth G. Flynn; "William Z. Foster", idem; "The Plot to Gag America", idem; "Stool-pigeon", idem; "The Road Ahead", John T. Flynn; "The Smear Terror", idem; "Peace Can Be Won", Gus Hall; "Which Way For Young Americans?, idem; "War in the Far East", idem; "The Record of Truman's 81st Congress", Rob Fowler Hall; "Maritime Strikes on the Pacific Coast", Gregory Harrison; "The Alien Influence in Our Midst", Merwin K. Hart; "Collective Security", C. A. Hathaway; "Why a Worker's Daily Press?", idem; "The General Strike", William D. Haywood; "One Hundred Years in Ten", A. A. Heller; "1/6 of the World", idem; "Who Wants War?", idem; "Behind the Swastika", Josephine Herbst; "You Cannot Kill the Working Class", Angelo Herndon; "Nazis in U.S.A.", Stefan Heym, "I.W.W. Songs to Fan the Flames of Discontent", Joe Hill; "Once in 2000 Years", Heinrich Himmler; "Public Enemies in Public Office", Carl Hirsch; "Speech Delivered in the Reichstag, Feb. 20, 1938", Adolf Hitler; "Manual for Leaders of Children's Groups", Edwin Hoernle; "Dangers of '"Treaty Law"', Frank E. Holman; "The Trade Unions Since the N.R.A.", Nathaniel Honing; "Storm Over Bridges", Leo Huberman; "Collectivism vs Americanism", Chas. B. Hudson; "Communists and the Trade Unions", Roy Hudson; "Who are the Reds?", idem; "The Truth About the Liberty League", Grace Hutchins; "Women Who Work", idem; "Women, War, and Fascism", Dorothy McConnell; "The Rising Red Tide in America", Robert McCormick; "Bolshevism in Russia and America", R. A. Gowan; "ORT Economic Overview: Minority Groups in the U.S.", Carey McWilliams; "The Truth About Farmer Coughlin", A. B. Magil; "Socialism: What's in It for You?", idem; "Steve Katovis: Life and Death of a Worker", idem; "The Revolutionary Crisis is Maturing", D. Z. Manuilisky; Revolutionary Crisis, Fascism and War", idem; "China's New Democracy", Mao Tse-Tung; "Turning Point in China", idem; "Industrial Autocracy", Mary E. Marcy; "Shop Talks on Economics", idem; "Christianity vs. Organized Pacifism", Fred R. Marvin; "The Fruit of Paternalism", idem; "Police Brutality: Lynching Northern Style", Horace Marshall; "Who Betrayed France", Andre Marty; "The Soviet Union as a World Power", Scott Nearing; "Washington and Lincoln: The American Tradition", Joseph North; "Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion", 'Nilus' and Victor E. Marsden; "Palestine: The Communist Position", Paul Novick; "Americanism or Communism?", Walter Odale; "Does America Want Communism?" idem; "The War in the Far East", Comrade Okano; "The Organization of a World Party", O. Piatnitsky; "The 21 Conditions of Admission into the Communist International", idem; "Freedom, Peace and Bread", W. Pieck; "Soviet Ukraine Today", P. P. Postyshev; "Sabotage", Emile Pouget; "A Republic-- If We Can Keep It", H. W. Prentis; "The State Department and the Cold War", D. N. Pritt; "The Enemy Within", Mike Quin; "The Yanks are Not Coming", idem; "Soviet Tendencies or Socialist Control in America", Martin L. Thomas; "An Essay on Religion", George Thomason; "Is This Nation Ruled by Invisible Government?", Jacob Thorkelson; "A Great Iniquity", Leo Tolstoy; "Progressive Americanism", Joseph Ellis Torbet; "The High Cost of Hate", Ralph Townshend; "The History of May Day", Alex Trachtenberg; "The Heritage of Gene Debs", idem; "Harry Bridges", Dalton Trumbo; "Theses and Decisions: 13th Plenum & Draft Resolutions, 8th Convention of the C.P., U.S.A.", Executive Committee, Communist International; "Resolutions and Decisions, XVII Congress CPSU", Co-operative Publishing Society of Foreign Workers in the U.S.S.R."; "Programme of the Communist International, 1929", Communist International; "The Platform of the Class Struggle", National Election Campaign Committee of the Workers Party; "Program of the Communist International, 1936", Communist International; "The Programs of the Young Communists International", Executive Committee of the Young Communist International; "Programme of the Young Communist International", Young Communist International; "Constitution of the U.S.S.R.", National Council of American-Soviet Friendship; "The New Soviet Constitution", International Publishers; "Constitution and By-laws", Communist Party of the U.S.A.; "Resolutions of the 10th Convention", Communist Party of the U.S.A.; "Constitution", Workers Party of America; "Election Platform, 1936", Communist Party of the U.S.A.; "Election Platform, 1938", Communist Party of the U.S.A.; "Election Platform, 1940", Communist Party of the U.S.A.; "Acceptance Speeches", Communist Candidates in the Presidential Elections, 1936; "Campaign Book: Presidential Elections, 1940", Workers Library Publishers.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        The Grapes of Wrath

      The Viking Press - The Grapes of Wrath. Publisher: The Viking Press, 1939 Book Club Addition, The book is in never read condition. Dust Jacket is in fair condition. Dedication reads " To Carol who willed this book. To Tom who Lived it" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Friends of the LIbray]
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        The Family Reunion

      London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1939. First edition. 136 pp. 8vo. Publisher's gray cloth lettered in red along spine. Spine sunned, small stain to front cover, in supplied first state dust-jacket. First edition. 136 pp. 8vo. Signed by Eliot. Signed ("T.S. Eliot") on the title-page. "In the late 1930s, Eliot attempted to conflate a drama of spiritual crisis with a Noël Coward-inspired contemporary theater of social manners. Though Eliot based The Family Reunion on the plot of Aeschylus's Eumenides, he designed it to tell a story of Christian redemption. The play opened in the West End in March 1939 and closed to mixed reviews five weeks later" (ODNB). Gallup A33a

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        The Happy Highwayman.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited,, 1939. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine within two-line border gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, small portions of mottling to cloth at foot of spine and lower outer corner of front board, edges toned, endleaves tanned. A very good copy in the dust jacket restored along top and bottom edges to verso. First edition, first impression, scarce in the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Kiyonaga. A Study of His Life and Works with a Portfolio of Plates in Color and Collotype. 2 vols.

      - Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1939. 4° (29,5 : 22,5 cm) & Folio (49 : 34,5 cm). VIII, 545 S.; 1 Bl. (Titel u. Inhalt) u. 145 (von 146) Tafeln, davon 7 (von 8) in Farben. Orig.-Leinenband u. Leinenkassette (Portfolio). Das Hauptwerk zu diesem bedeutenden Ukiyo-e Künstler. - Es fehlt Farbtafel VIII (Triptychon). Die Farbtafeln sind Reproduktionen in Orig,.-Holzschnitt von Shozaburo Watanabé. - Die Innengelenke der Klappen der Kassette stellenweise fleckig, sonst schönes, sauberes Exemplar. - Colour plate VIII (Triptych) is missing. The color reproduction are original woodcuts by Shozaburo Watanabé. - Inner hinges of flaps of the portfolio partly stained, else a fine, clean copy of the major work of this outstanding ukiyo-e master. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Four early photographs of Helmut Newton, signed

      1939. An archive of four photographs (two vintage prints, two later prints) of Helmut Newton, all shot by Newton with a timer. The first and most key photograph is a vintage print taken of Newton with 3 girlfriends poolside at Halensee in 1935. The photograph was developed by Newton and given to one of the girls (though we do not know which), and either Newton or the girl wrote the names of each person in the photograph ("Helmi," Xenia, Anni, and Ellen) in white ink directly onto the photograph. Newton's holograph ink signature is on the verso, and reads: "Bad Halensee, Berlin / Helmut Neustadter / 1936." The same photograph appears at the beginning of the first chapter of Newton's autobiography, "Part One: The Biography." The second photograph, also a vintage print, shows Newton playing chess with a friend circa 1936, with "HELMUT" written fainly in holograph ink in the lower margin, and is signed on the verso: "Helmut Neustadter." The third photo and fourth photos are later prints, circa 1970s, both of Newton as a young newspaper photographer. The former is the famous image from 1937 of the photographer in his tweed coat and fedora, camera and lights at the ready, and has Newton's holograph ink signature on the verso: "Helmut Newton / 1937." The latter is also from 1937, showing a smiling Newton, sans Fedora, standing in front of posters of famous news photographers, and is signed by Newton on the verso: "Helmut / 1937." The first, third, and fourth photographs are Near Fine; the second is Very Good only, with creasing at the corners. Newton's signature has always been scarce outside of limited editions, and early vintage photographs of him, let alone one with any historical significance, are rare.

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        The Day of The Locust

      New York: Random House, 1939 First edition, first printing. Publisher's bright red cloth, with an orange paper title label lettered in black to the spine, black top stain; in the original red pictorial dust jacket, with film reel illustrations to the front panel and spine, lettered in white. Near fine, with some mild wear and minor toning to the extremities, closed tear to the spine label with discreet repairs, faint offsetting to the endpapers, otherwise bright and clean interior; in a good example of the dust jacket, price-clipped with some closed tears and minor chips to the extremities, light soiling to the rear panel, minor rubbing to the front panel, some tape reinforcement to the verso at the folds. Overall, a tight and presentable copy. The Day of the Locust is West's fourth and final novel. Set in Hollywood, the novel features protagonist Tod Hackett, an aspiring artist who makes a living as a set and costume designer. An examination of the industry's corrupting power on Los Angeles, the novel does not focus on the "Hollywood of glamorous movie stars and illiterate producers" but rather on the "lunatic fringe" comprised of less than successful actors, stage mothers, hermits, and cowboys, among other characters. Notably, this was the last novel West published before his death in 1940. In 1975, The Day of the Locust was adapted into a film of the same name directed by John Schlesinger and starring William Atherton, Karen Black, and Donald Sutherland.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

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        Black Narcissus.

      London: Peter Davies,, 1939. Octavo. Original pale brown cloth, titles to spine yellow. Ownership signature to front free endpaper. Spine rolled, faint spotting to edges and rear endpaper. An exceptional copy. First edition, first impression. The basis for the 1947 film, featuring Deborah Kerr, Kathleen Byron, Sabu, David Farrar, Flora Robson, Esmond Knight, and Jean Simmons. Scarce, with just one copy located on OCLC, and only one copy at auction since 1975.

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        THE COMPLETE WORKS OF LEWIS CARROLL. With an introduction by Alexander Woollcott and the illustrations by John Tenniel

      Nonesuch Library. London. 1939. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.7 x 5 inches). 1165pp. Finely bound in mid twentieth century half red calf. Spine with five raised bands, each decorated with gilt floral line design. Navy blue morocco label, ruled and lettered in gilt. Spine compartments ruled and with decorative borders surrounding March Hare and Playing card designs, all in gilt. Marbled paper on boards. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Neat 3 line inscription on the front blank endpaper but overall a fine, attractively bound copy. The binding is not signed but is certainly the work of a master bookbinder.

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        Little Toot.

      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons,, 1939. Square octavo. Original blue cloth, title to front board and spine yellow, map of the Thames, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Housed in a custom made solander box. Illustrations by the author. Inscription to half title page, in the dust jacket with abrasion marks along front flap and lower edge of rear panel, silverfish damage which runs along rear spine edge with some abrasion markings extending from it, mild toning to jacket. A very good copy. First edition, first printing. Little Toot was featured in several animated shorts, including the 1948 Walt Disney film Melody Time. Scarce to be seen in dust jacket.

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        Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.

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

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        Cinq cahiers écrits par une petite fille entre sept ans et demi et dix ans et leurs commentaires

      1939 - quatre volumes de I : 346 Paris. London, Imago, 1939-1948-1951, in-8, quatre volumes de I : 346 pp, 4pl. h.t ; II : 480 pp. (1), 9 pl. h.t ; III : 464 pp, (1), 12 pl. h.t ; IV : 413 pp, (2), 12 pl. h.t et 5 petits in-4 de 46, 48 ou 56 feuillets, brochés, couvertures imprimées rempliées et exemplaires brochés d'un cartonnage noir plastifié pour les fac-similés des carnets, Édition originale, tirée à 530 exemplaires numérotées. Exemplaires sur vélin portant le numéro 400 enrichi, dans le premier volume, d'un amical envoi signé de l'auteur à Catherine Luquet-Parat, psychanalyste qui a notamment travaillé et écrit sur la sexualité féminine. Cette édition de commentaire des cahiers d'enfant de la psychanalyste commencée par Marie Bonaparte elle-même en 1939 à Paris, est accompagnée des fac-similés desdits cahiers. L'ensemble complet (commentaire et facsimilé) est difficile à trouver et représente sans doute la partie la plus originale de son œuvre. Arrière petite-nièce de Napoléon et épouse du prince Georges de Grèce, Marie, se croyant frigide et connaissant le travail de Freud, alla le consulter en 1925. Rapidement, se noue une profonde affection entre l’analyste et sa patiente ce qui l'a conduite à essayer de répandre et divulguer les travaux de Freud en France. Elle devient alors elle-même psychanalyste, prend en main la société freudienne de France et publie de nombreux ouvrages sur la sexualité féminine. Les cinq cahiers servirent au psychanalyste viennois pour l'analyse qu'il mena sur Marie et témoignent superbement des "bêtises" linguistiques infantiles, de ce monde à soi que construit la pratique de l'écriture chez l'enfant. Très bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York 1939 - Octavo, cloth. The second Great Merlini novel, set in New York. Inscribed and dated by the author in the year of publication. A very good copy, touch of shelf wear to lower front corners, in a very good dust jacket, shelf wear to spine ends with rubbing, closed tears and minor loss, small closed tear to upper left front panel, slight rubbing to edges, mild rubbing to corners. (9832) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Hand On the Alibi: A Novel of Detection

      London: Skeffington & Son 1939 - | Dust Wrapper over Green boards with Black titling to the Spine. 7½" x 5". 256 [16]pp. Cover art by Nick. | 4th impression. Need further photos or information? Just use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I’ll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships, POST INCLUDED in the UK, from the bucolic paradise of Peasedown St. John, near Bath in England from a long-established bookseller - your purchase guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! Buying this book means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Good - in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with several short, closed, tears and a little loss at the tail of the spine. Dust wrapper is halved at the spine with a rather amateur tape repair,yellowing, to the reverse. Boards dulled. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned overall but with spotting to both pastedowns. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Little Princess (Original screenplay for the 1939 film)

      Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1939. Final script for the 1939 film (here under the slightly different working title, "A Little Princess"), based on three sources: the 1888 novel "Sara Crewe" by Frances Hodgson Burnett, the 1903 stage adaptation by Burnett of same, retitled, "A Little Princess," and a revised version of the novel that included added scenes from the play, titled "A Little Princess: Being the Whole Story of Sara Crewe," published in 1905. Without question Shirley Temple's most timeless performance, complete with all the standard story elements Hollywood had worked to establish up to that point: orphaned at a young age (or is she?), an environment where the protagonist can become a hero (fancy girl's school), nasty female antagonist (headmistress Mary Nash), mystical seer (Cesar Romero), and last-minute, unexpected assistance from unlikely sources (Queen Victoria). Priceless from start to finish. Orange studio wrappers, stamped REVISED SHOOTING FINAL on the front wrapper and dated September 20, 1938. Title page present, with credits for screenwriters Ferris and Hill. 141 leaves, with an additional 25 pages of retakes and added scenes. Mimeograph, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 9/12/38 and 12/1/38. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.

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        The Life and Times of William Howard Taft

      New York: Farrar & Rinehart 1939 - Two volumes (complete), 8vo., green cloth lettered in gilt; spines sunned. First edition, first printing. A presentation copy, inscribed: "For Phil Jessup, a partner in `Blackmailers' Inc.,' Sincerely, Henry F. Pringle," on the front endpaper. ---- Philip C. Jessup, a judge on the International Court of Justice at The Hague and veteran U.S. diplomat, was credited with playing a major role in ending the Soviet blockade of West Berlin. Jessup was a U.S. representative to the United Nations General Assembly, as well as a U.S. ambassador at large from 1949 until his resignation in 1953. During that time, he was one of the closest advisers of then-Secretary of State Dean Acheson. After Jessup was maligned by Senator Joe McCarthy for purported communist "affinities," General Dwight D. Eisenhower heralded Jessup's "devotion to the principles of Americanism." McCarthy's charges kept Jessup from being reappointed to the U.S. delegation to the United Nations in 1951 but President Harry S. Truman made him an alternate delegate the following year. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Synopsis der mitteleuropäischen Flora. Bde. 1-7 u. 12 (= alles Erschienene) sowie 3 Registerbde. in 15 Bänden u. 9 Lieferungen.

      Leipzig, Wilhelm Engelmann bzw. Gebrüder Borntraeger, 1896-1939. - Erstausgabe. - Vorliegend das (soweit erschienen) vollständige Grundwerk sowie die Hauptregister der Bände 4-6 u. 12; es fehlen lediglich die Hauptregister für die Bände 1-3. - Vorhanden sind die Bände 1; 2/1; 2/2; 3; 4; 5/1; 5/2 (von Band 5/3 liegen die Lieferungen 129, 130, 131 u. 136 [= S. 1-252] vor); 6/1; 6/2; 7 (Lieferungen 82, 84, 85, 89, 90 u. 92 [= S. 1-480]); 12/1; 12/2 u. 12/3 sowie die Registerbände für die Bde. 4; 5/1; 5/2; 6/1; 6/2 u. 12/1-3. - Die tlw. etw. abweichenden Einbände etw. berieben u. bestoßen. Lieferungen tlw. m. kl. Läsuren bzw. etw. fleckig. Name a. den Titelblättern. - ge Gewicht in Gramm: 10000 Gr.-8°. Mit einem Titelportrait. Zus. ca. 11.100 S., OHLdr.-Bde., spätere HLdr.-Bde. m. goldgepr. Rückentiteln u. OLieferungen. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      Viking Press, New York 1939 - A Fine copy of the book in like dust jacket. Tight, clean page block with a bright yellow top-stain. Dust jacket without chips, tears or wear, a lovely copy overall.Steinbeck's classic account of the Dust Bowl and Depression era struggle of the Joad family, "The Grapes of Wrath" is a quintessential American classic. It would win both the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize committee would refer to it as Steinbeck's "epic chronicle" upon giving him the award in 1962. The book was the best selling novel of 1939 and became instantly controversial upon its release for its depiction of farmers and worker rights. Of course, "The Grapes of Wrath" was also adapted into the classic 1940 film, directed by John Ford and starring Henry Fonda, which was one of the first films selected by The Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. "It is a very long novel, the longest that Steinbeck has written, and yet it reads as if it had been composed in a flash, ripped off the typewriter and delivered to the public as an ultimatum." (Contemporary New York Times Review). Fine in Fine dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Hotel del Monte menus - complete set of 12 menus, featuring the Jo Mora illustrations: Historical Pageant of the Monterey Peninsula.

      1939. 12 stiff card menus, each single fold with outside dimensions of 10 x 4 3/4 inches, featuring a black and white cover illustration. Menu, information on the illustration and historical information on the Monterey Peninsula on the interior. Most menus in very good condition with occasional light soiling and some toning, a couple of 1 inch separations at upper and lower fold line, pencil notation on back of two menus; one menu in good condition with archivally mended 2 inch tears to upper left margin of both panels and adhesive residue on back panel; one menu in good condition with archivally mended 2 inch tears to lower right margin. This is the full set of images of Jo Mora's Historical Pageant of the Monterey Peninsula, commissioned by the Hotel del Monte, and here used as the cover illustrations for menus at the hotel, these dating to the time of the Golden Gate International Exposition. The titles of the scenes are: The Harbor of Refuge; The Month was December; California Began Here; Mother of the Missions; The Reward of the Pathfinder; To Live Long and Without Care; Trails the Caballeros Rode; Yankee vs. Caballero; Manana; Monterey Surrenders; Old Spain Still Lives; Heritage of a Romantic Past. A scarce set of these powerful illustrations of California history, which would be most impressive framed. All are dated 1939 except for, To Live Long and Without Care, which is dated 1938.

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        American Imago - A Psychoanalytic Journal for the Arts and Sciences - 1939 - vol 1, n. 1 to 4

      Dr. Hans Sachs, Boston 1939 - Recent and simple vinyl binding, 22x15cm, 81, 69, 94, and 133p. The first four numbers of the famous Psychoanalytic journal edited (postumously) by Sigmund Freud himself bound together. The original covers of the single numbers not present. Laid paper. Clean and tight copy. Articles by Ernest Jones, Hanns Sachs, Otto Fenichel, Theodor Reik, Geza Roheim etc. With a forword by Hanns Sachs, stating that Freud "greeted wholeheartedly" the creation of the periodical, and "consented to become its editor. and presented it with is name". Freud died just before the publication of the first issue. Scarce set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Studi di storia e diritto in onore di Enrico Besta per il XL anno del suo insegnamento

      Giuffrè, Milano 1939 - Difetto ad un angolo del primo volume Ritratto fotografico di Besta ad inizio del primo volume. Scritti di: Albertario, Archi, Astuti, Barraclough, Battaglia, Beseler, Biondi, Bloch, Bognetti, Bussi, Calamandrei, Calasso, Calisse, Candanari Michler, Carlyle, Chiaudano, Collinet, Cugia, D'Avack, De Mattei, G.De Vergottini, De Zulueta, V. Del Giudice, Devoto, Di Marzo, Era, Ermini, Ferrari Dalle Spade, Genzmer, Giardina, G.Grosso, Gualazzini, Kantorowicz, Koranyi, Kubler, Leicht, Luzzatto, Magni, Marongiu, Mitteis, Mochi Onory, A. Monti, G.M. Monti, Mor, Moresco, Naber, Nicolini, Paradisi, Pasquali, Patetta, Patroni, Pivano, Pringsheim, Rasi, Reynolds, Roberti, Rota, Sapori, Scaduto, Scherillo, Sella, Sieveking, Silberschmidt, Solazzi, Solmi, Torelli, Trifone, Vaccari, Viora, Visconti, Vismara, Volterra, von Schwerin, Wenger, Wohlhaupter, Zeno. XXIV + 558 (4) + 538 (4) + 558 (4) + 504 p. 4 voll in-8

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        Physogs The Novel Card Game

      London: Waddy Productions, 1939. Combination card/parlor game consisting of four "frame" cards -- two male faces and two female faces from which a center square is cut. There are also 13 cards each for eyes, noses, and mouths, as well as 13 type cards, which match facial characteristics with personality types, or character. The appearance of this game coincided with interest in psychology and phrenology. During gameplay, players piece together facial features in order to arrive at that face's character type. Playing this game, we learn, for instance, that a determined person has narrow eyes with lids close together, a full, well-shaped nose, and medium-full lips that are compressed, firm, and down-turned. Two booklets are included: one with the rules and objectives of the game, and one showing the keys to matching character to the constructed faces. All of these elements are fitted into the original box. A reproduction of an advertisement notes that this game was invented by Jacques Penry, a psychologist who wrote several works on the subject of determining character from facial features. Apart from a little light fading to extremities of upper lid of the box, the game is in fine condition.

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        Original concept art for Fantasia.

      Burbank, CA: Walt Disney Productions, 24 August 1939 - In excellent condition. Watercolour over pencil on paper. Sheet size: 30.3 x 25.3 cm. Production label to verso. Mounted, and presented in a manufactured gold leaf frame with conservation glass. Original concept art for The Pastoral Symphony segment of Walt Disney's Fantasia (1940). It depicts a young faun picking grapes and is signed M. Schwartzman on the verso. Melvin Schwartzman (1914–2012), later known as Mel Shaw, joined Walt Disney Studios in 1937 and worked as a concept artist and designer on several productions, including Bambi (1942). However, he left the studio in 1941 to serve as a filmmaker with the U.S. Army Signal Corp. The post-war years saw Shaw starting a design business with Bob Allen, before returning to Disney in 1974, where he contributed to several of the major features of the modern era, including The Rescuers (1977), The Fox and the Hound (1981), The Great Mouse Detective (1986), Beauty and the Beast (1991), and The Lion King (1994). "Mel Shaw's influence as an animation design artist extended over many decades and many studios. He worked with Hugh Harman and Rudy Ising in the early days of both the Warner Bros. and MGM cartoon studios. At the beginning of World War II, he contributed designs to Orson Welles's never-realized film of Saint-Exupery s The Little Prince. His best known artwork is the series of dramatic pastels in the title sequence of The Rescuers (1977), showing the bottle containing Penny's call for help riding stormy seas. Shaw said the drawings were originally just preliminary studies for an animated sequence, but when director Woolie Reitherman saw them, he said they didn't need to be animated – they could carry the sequence as they were" (Charles Solomon, Variety, 27 November 2012).

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        Goodbye to Berlin.

      London: The Hogarth Press,, 1939. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine in red, top edge red. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed and creased jacket. First edition, first impression.

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        The Grapes of Wrath

      New York: The Viking Press,, 1939. Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to spine and pictorial design to boards in dark brown, music endpapers, top edge yellow. With the dust jacket. Housed in a custom cloth slipcase with wraparound replica of dust jacket design and matching chemise. Boards lightly toned to edges, edges spotted; an excellent, fresh copy in the bright jacket with slightly toned spine, faintly rubbed edges, and short closed tear and shallow chip to head of rear panel. First edition, first printing.

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        Einweihung des Neubaues der Reichskanzlei Berlin Januar 1939 * O r i g i n a l F l ü g e l m a p p e im V e r l a g s c h u b e r

      Berlin, 1939. Vollständige Ausgabe im Original-Verlagseinband: Festeinband / Pappband als Flügelmappe im Format 22,5 x 31 cm, mit dekoriertem (Mäander / NS-Hoheitszeichen als Vignette) Deckeltitel, im Verlags-Pappschuber. Inliegend 12 Tafeln mit Lichtdrucken nach Original-Photos von Professor Heinrich Hoffmann und Max Baur /Potsdam und nach Bleistiftzeichnungen von Curt Winkler, alles als montierte Tafeln auf Kunstdruckpapier; das Deckblatt mit einem Gedicht von Wilhelm Bacher (Bauarbeiter): \"Zur Einweihung. Man sieht in deutschen Landen, / besonders in Berlin, / des Führers Bauten stehen; / viel Bauten, stolz und kühn! / Die Reichskanzlei des Führers, / erstanden über Nacht, / da hat Professor Speer nun / ein Meisterwerk vollbracht! / Seht! Diese wucht´gen Quadern, / die Säle, marmorschwer, / im Ehrenhof, da ragen, / die Säulen, hoch und hehr! / Und dieser Bau, er zeuget, / von mancher Stirne Schweiß, / von edler, deutscher Arbeit, / und vieler Hände Fleiß! / Er zeugt von Deutschlands Größe, / und von des Führers Tat, / da er zum ew´gen Ruhme, / das Volk geeinigt hat! / So fest das Herz des Führers, / steht für das Volk bereit, / so fest steh\' dieser Bau nun, / in alle Ewigkeit! / Viele Jahre geh´n und kommen, / doch immer wird man seh´n, / daß Kind und Kindeskinder, / vor´m Haus des Führers steh´n! / Doch ist der größte Bauherr, / der Führer selbst zugleich, / weil er uns hat erbauet, das \"Große Deutsche Reich\"! / \"Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Führer!\" / - dies Wort hat guten Klang, / Führer! Befiehl! Wir folgen, / Dir treu den Weg entlang!\" - Exemplar in sehr guter Erhaltung Versand D: 5,90 EUR Deutsches / Drittes / Großdeutsches Reich, Großdeutschland / die Reichshauptstadt vor dem 2. Weltkrieg, Neoklassizismus, klassische Architektur in Deutschland vor 1945, NS.-Baukunst, des Führers Neue Reichskanzlei, Adolf Hitler als Bauherr, Hauseinweihung, Hauseinweihungsgedicht, Huldigungsgedicht auf den Führer, Staatsarchitektur, nationalsozialistische Staatsarchitektur, Berliner Prachtbau, Führerkult, Personenkult, illustrierte Bücher, Bauzeichnungen, Architekturfotografie, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut

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        Claudine à l'école + Claudine à Paris + Claudine en ménage + Claudine s'en va.

      Editions de Cluny 1939 Bel exemplaire en plein maroquin d'une édition réunissant les 4 volumes des "Claudine(s)" avec 48 illustrations couleurs de Mariette LYDIS. Tirage à 1585 exemplaires; 1 des 25 sur hollande, justifié n°28 (après 20 sur japon), mais sans la suite et le dessin original annoncés. Français

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        Hercule Poirot's Christmas

      Collins Crime Club, London 1939 - First Edition, in original Collins Crime Club orange cloth with black titles to the spine. VG+ very clean and bright showing some bumping, and edges a little dusty. In original first issue superb 7/6 dustwrapper showing overall lightest wear, very light bumping and rubbing. The text block is clean, bright and tight. Dated 1939 on verso of title page. The best exmple I have seen of this title. This is part of a collection of Collins Crime Club which we are listing. 8952 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les poètes de sept ans.

      GLM 1939 - In-4 carré ( 330 X 250 mm ), en feuilles sous couverture imprimée. Edition originale de la préface de Paul ELUARD: "Un droit de regard enfin sur le poème" et 7 pointes sèches de Valentine HUGO reproduites en phototypie par DUVAL en hors-texte. Tirage limité à 620 exemplaires numérotés. Exemplaire H.C. signé à la justification par Valentine HUGO, enrichi d'un très bel envoi autographe signé de Valentine HUGO: "Pour Jean MARCHAT aux mille visages de miroir d'hier, d'aujourd'hui et de demain. pour Jean dont la voix merveilleuse est toujours celle de la poésie. Son amie, Valentine HUGO". Joint: Un portrait gravé supplémentaire par Valentine HUGO, daté de 1939. Il représente RIMBAUD à l'âge de 17 ans: 320 x 150 mm, tiré en noir sur Arches et justifié au crayon ( 57 ) sur 70. Il est placé dans un double feuillet imprimé d'un extrait des Souvenirs familiers à propos de RIMBAUD d'Ernest DELAHAYE, portant sur le recto cet envoi autographe signé au crayon de l'artiste: "Pour Jean MARCHAT avec mon amitié" Valentine HUGO. Beaux-Arts Envoi-autographe Littérature Lithographie Surréalisme [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Novus 16: La Chaussure Nouvelle, le Cuir, le Sac et les Accessoires pour la Saison d'Hiver - Printemps 1939 - 40 [WITH POCHOIR PLATES]

      Typographie G. Avenel, Paris 1939 - Small folio. 98pp. Original paper covered boards, with red-lettered b/w illustration pasted on front cover. Photo-illustrated title. This 16th issue of Novus, a handsome trimester periodical published in Paris by French distributor Novus, advertises the latest fashion novelties regarding shoes, handbags, and other accessories for the Winter of 1939 and the Spring of 1940. With styles for women, men, and children. This work is splendidly illustrated throughout with no less than 34 striking pochoir plates (some heightened in gilt), numerous b/w photographic reproductions, 17 leather and 3 fabric swatch samples. Models from the following shoe manufacturers: J. Codreano (Paris), Arnaud (Milan), R. Bunting (Paris), Le Pompon Chic (Paris), Marcel Bobet (Paris). Minor shelf wear, with some rubbing to spine. Previous owner's name and address on upper margin of title page (not affecting text). Minor and sporadic foxing and age-toning along paper margin. Upper corner of page 36/37 creased. Text in French and English. Binding and interior in overall good+ to very good, pochoir plates in near fine to fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Spiezer Bilder-Chronik 1485.

      Genève, Roto-Sadag, 1939 2°, 90 S. (Einführung, Text d. Handschrift), 344 faksimilierten Blätter sind teilweise farbig., Ganzpergament. m. Deckelillustration, Minimalst stockfleckig, sehr schönes Exemplar. Nr. 2 von insgesamt 500 Exemplaren. Dekorative Faksimile nach dem Original der Stadt- und Hochschulbibliothek Bern. anlässlich der 6. Jahrhundertfeier der Schlacht bei Laupen. Hrsgn. von Dr. Hans Bloesch. Buchschmuck und Einbandentwurf von Paul Boesch. Einband von Aspern. Genf. Von Diebold Schilling dem Älteren (* um 1445; + um 1486) sind uns drei prächtige Bilderchroniken überliefert: die große Burgunderchronik der sogenannte \"Zürcher Schilling\" . die den Verlauf des ganzen Krieges der Eidgenossen mit Karl dem Kühnen schildert. die dreibändige Amtliche Berner Chronik und die sogenannte \"Spiezer Chronik\". eine Auftragsarbeit für den Berner Schultheißen Rudolf von Erlach. Mit dieser Chronik endet die große Tradition der Berner Chronistik des 15. Jahrhunderts. Die \"Spiezer Chronik\". wurde Schillings letztes Werk: er starb 1486. Die hervorragenden Bilder machen diese Chronik jedoch zum künstlerisch wertvollsten Band seines gesamten Schaffens. Das bestellte Geschichtswerk. das den Stolz auf die ruhmreiche Vergangenheit seiner Familie mit dem Selbstbewußtsein des bernischen Staatswesens verband. war Ausdruck des Lebensgefühls und Denkens von Rudolf von Erlach. Als Diebold Schilling zu Weihnachten 1483 dem Berner Rat die dreibändige Amtliche Berner Chronik überreichte. dürfte beim Ratsherrn Rudolf von Erlach der Wunsch geweckt worden sein. selbst ein solches Werk zu besitzen. Wenig später nämlich erhielt Schilling den genannten Auftrag. Der Text der Chronik folgt in Schillings exakter Handschrift den bewährten Vorlagen und führt mit 344 Bildern auf 808 Seiten von den Anfängen der Stadt Bern bis ins Jahr 1465. Verschiedene kleine Kürzungen am Schluß der Chronik lassen die Ungeduld des Schreibers erahnen: Der von Alter und Krankheit gezeichnete Chronist mußte sein Werk wohl vorzeitig abschließen. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Alte Drucke- Faksimile Helvetica - Bern Helvetica - Allgemein

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        Russian Military Efforts in the World War].

      Tovarishchestvo objedenennikh pisateley Parizh 1939 - Octavo, 2 vols. 211, [1] pp., 10 tables and maps; 242, [2] pp., 4 plans, second vol unopened, publisher's printed wrappers; covers slightly soiled. First expanded Russian edition of this important military research, which was first issued in English in 1931 under title "The Russian Army in the World War". Golovin (1875, Moscow — 1944, Paris), a Russian general and military historian, was a pioneer in undertaking a deep research of the war as a social phenomenon, which included analysis of the sociological and psychological aspects of the soldiers and the civilians. This study was the first full, and until the 1970s, the only comprehensive study of all aspects (manpower, supply, etc.) of the war effort available to the non-Russian reader. The influence of this book became evident in works such as Winston S. Churchill's account of operations on the Eastern front (1932). Robin D. S. Higham, Dennis E. Showalter "Researching World War One" (Greenwood Press, 2003). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Scotch and Soda" [with] untitled short story typescript

      n.d. [Ca. late 30s], New York - 1 vols. 11 x 8-1/2 inches. Two Unpublished Short Story Typescripts by J. Blan Van Urk. J. Blan Van Urk, author of The Story of American Foxhunting and other sporting histories, as well as the children's book Little Charlie the Fox left, on his death, the typescripts of two short stories, offered here. The first is "Scotch and Soda", which bears his notation: "A satirical yarn about two cream-colored mules (based on fact). Should be illustrated with drawings showing these extraordinary animals in front of plow, foxhunting, playing polo, and jumping". Present are the original 15-page typescript and two carbons, one of which has been edited by the author with various corrections, deletions and additions. The second story, a ten-page carbon, is untitled; it is in the form of a letter home from one of a pair of young ladies who have come to New York to visit the 1939-40 World's Fair, and is replete with the names of the day--Gypsy Rose Lee, Groven Whalen, Thomas E. Dewey, and others, amid much amusing social satire. We have been unable to trace these stories, and believe they remain unpublished.

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        The Grapes Of Wrath - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      New York: Viking Press. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1939. First Edition; First Printing. Original Cloth. A beautiful first printing of the first edition in just about Fine condition with the original first edition dust-jacket with price ($2.75) stated, Near Fine condition with vibrant color front and back, slight chipping along spine ends and expected rubbing at only very mildly darkened spine. Original beige cloth, top edges stained yellow. Goldstone/Payne A12a; John Steinbeck's great American modern novel tells a timeless and universal story of man's struggle against injustice and inhumanity. Set in Oklahoma, where crops were destroyed by the Dust Bowl, the bank that owns the land the families have lived and worked on for so long is pulling out, in some cases actually destroying their homes. The displaced Joad family heads to California, where supposedly there are lots of jobs for farmers. Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature and obtained the 1940 Pulitzer Prize for this title .

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        "Scotch and Soda" [with] untitled short story typescript

      New York, n.d. [Ca. late 30s]. 1 vols. 11 x 8-1/2 inches. Fine condition. 1 vols. 11 x 8-1/2 inches. Two Unpublished Short Story Typescripts by J. Blan Van Urk. J. Blan Van Urk, author of The Story of American Foxhunting and other sporting histories, as well as the children's book Little Charlie the Fox left, on his death, the typescripts of two short stories, offered here. The first is "Scotch and Soda", which bears his notation: "A satirical yarn about two cream-colored mules (based on fact). Should be illustrated with drawings showing these extraordinary animals in front of plow, foxhunting, playing polo, and jumping". Present are the original 15-page typescript and two carbons, one of which has been edited by the author with various corrections, deletions and additions. The second story, a ten-page carbon, is untitled; it is in the form of a letter home from one of a pair of young ladies who have come to New York to visit the 1939-40 World's Fair, and is replete with the names of the day--Gypsy Rose Lee, Groven Whalen, Thomas E. Dewey, and others, amid much amusing social satire. We have been unable to trace these stories, and believe they remain unpublished.

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        Grapes of Wrath

      Viking Press, New York 1939 - First edition rebound with matching custom clamshell box. Dark blue leather with gilt lettering on spine. Stiff marbled endpapers. Yellow top edge of text has light scuffs, with light soil on fore edge. Text block is clean. The clamshell has red and gilt title labels and five bands on the spine, with marbled paper inside and on edges. Issue points are the page 270, line 2 "What you go there?" and the dedication page line "To CAROL who willed it." Copyright page states first published in April 1939. A finely presented copy of this classic novel. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 619 pp [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Central Himalaya. Geological observations of the swiss expedition 1936.

      Zürich, Fretz, 1939 4°, XVI, 245 S. m. 162 Textabb., 1 farb. Faltkarte, 5 Faltkarten m. geol. Querschnitten, 21 (Falt-)Tafeln m. 86 s/w Abb., Brosch., unbeschnitten (Interimseinband)., Brosch. beschienen, min gebrauchspurig, Tafel VI m. kl. Randriss, teilw. unbeschnitten, schönes Exemplar. EA. (= Denkschriften der Schweizerischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft. Bd. 73. Abh. 1). Aus dem Inhalt: The great thrust fold of Darjeeling; Lower Himalaya of Kumaon; The central high range; The northern ranges; The exotic Kiogar region; From the Himalaya to the Transhimalaya; Review and conclusions; Atlas m. einer geol. Karte. 5 Querschnitten u. 21 Photographien. Text engl. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Geologie Asien

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        Der Erste Großdeutsche Reichskriegertag. Textgestaltung: Otto Riebicke. Raumbildaufnahmen von Professor Heinrich Hoffmann.

      München, Raumbild-Verlag, 1939,. - 71 S., geprägter OLn, mit eingeklebten s/w-Aufnahmen, 8 Vierfarbdrucktafeln und 100 Raumbildaufnahmen. Dabei: die zum Betrachten der herausnehmbaren Bilder notwendige Brille. Auf den leeren Seiten befinden sich aufgeklebte Bildhalter-Ecken. Offenbar wurden an dieser Stelle private Aufnahmen eingeklebt. Gelegentlich finden sich bei diesen Leerstellen mit Tesafilm befestigte Textausschnitte, die wohl zu den nicht mehr vorhandenen selbst eingeklebten Bildern gehörten. Einer der selteneren Bände. Inliegend: zweiseitig bedruckte Gebrauchsanweisung für die Benützung des Raumbildbetrachters (diese mit Randeinrissen) und der Hinweiszettel "so ist der Raumbild-Betrachter leicht zu öffnen". Verkauf nur zu wissenschaftlichen Zwecken. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Uta-Janine Störmer]
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        The Garden Party and Other Stories

      London. : The Verona Press., 1939. Near fine in like dust jacket and in good slipcase. Slipcase bears a touch of splitting to the outside edges of the corners and head and tail and is lightly toned and slightly, pallidly marked. Dust jacket is toned to spine (as usual) and one corner is bumped. Endpapers and page edges slightly foxed (also as usual). Uncut pages. Probably the best condition that you find for this edition. 315pp.. LIMITED EDITION, numbered 272 of only 1200 copies. . Hard. 4to. 10 1/3". . Near fine in like dust jacket and in good slipcase. Illus. by Illustrated with 16 coloured lithographs by Marie Laurencin (the stones used to print them have been ground)!.

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        Alcoholics Anonymous 1939 First Edition First Printing

      Works Publishing Company 1939 - This book is in Good condition. The book has its original red boards/ There is some fading and light rubbing to the outside boards. There is some wear to the edges. There are some pencil marks on the rear endpapers and no bookplates or markings of any other kind. A few pages have some light foxing, but most of the book is clean. This is the First printing of this book, done by Works Publishing Company in 1939. A hard to find very First edition of a classic work complete. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      YOSHIDA'S MOST FAMOUS TREATISE ON COLOR WOODBLOCK PRINTING Tokyo [1939] - , Sanseido. Brown raw silk, very good, 136p., 12color woodcuts plates +26 b.w. photos,appendix of his prints& number of blocks, impressions used, English text, with theactual color woodblock print samples tipped in. R A R E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2016Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

      [Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB]
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        Frühe Chinesische Bronzen aus der Sammlung Oskar Trautmann. (Shi Hua Fang Gu Lu). Herausgegeben von Gustav Ecke.

      Peking (Beijing), Text by Fujen Press, Collotypes by Caihua-Druckerei, Atelier Hartung, 1939. 4°, Chinesiche Blockbuch-Bindung Mit Vorwort u. Abbildungen sowie Beschreibung über 20 Stück chinesischer Bronzen. Die Photographischen Reproduktionen wurden im Atelier Hartung, Peking, hergestellt. Chinesische Blockbuchbinding im Leinenschuber. Beiliegende Visitenkarte des Herausgebers mit Widmung auf beiden Seiten. Sehr gutes u. seltenes Exemplar. Versand D: 5,00 EUR China, Chinesische Kunst, Chinesische Kultur

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