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        Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

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

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        Baedeker\'s Madeira Canary Island\'Azores, Western Marocco : Handbook for Travellers.

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

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        Rrose Selavy

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

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        Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor

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

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        The Grapes of Wrath

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

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        A Sailor off the Bremen and other stories.

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

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        Madeline.

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

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

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

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        THE AFFAIR OF THE BLACK SOMBRERO

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

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        The Local. Text by Maurice Gorham.

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

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        Prelude to Victory.

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

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        Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

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

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

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

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        BALLETS RUSSES DE DIAGHILEW 1909 A 1929 Musee des Art Decoratifs. Palais Du Louvre. Pavillon de Marsan. Exposition organisee par Serge Lifar. Mars a Juin 1939,

      Paris: La Muse e 1939 - The Sadlers Wells copy of this scarce and important catalogue.Quarto 40pps+covers marked " For Reference Only" and library stamped throughout - " The Vic-Wells Association London" marginal staining to art paper plates and a lengthy signed manuscript inscription to rear cover The extraordinary exhibitors list includes Bakst, Bonnard, Braque,Chirico, Cocteau, Delaunay, Derain, Ernst, Gris,Laurencin, Matisse, Modigliani, Picasso et al. COPAC records only [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: John L. Capes (Books) Established 1969]
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        The Wild Palms

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

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        Ruins and Visions.

      

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        Pibrac

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

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

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

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        The Big Sleep

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

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        The Grapes of Wrath

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

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        A Bibliography of the Writings of Harvey Cushing Prepared on the Occasion of His Seventieth Birthday April 8, 1939 by the Harvey Cushing Society. INSCRIBED BY HARVEY CUSHING.

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

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        Amiet, Cuno. Radierungen, Holzschnitte, Lithographien, Plakate. Vollständiges Verzeichnis der Druckgraphik des Künstlers.

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

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        The Confidential Agent

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

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        Kunstmappe anlässlich der Schweizerischen Landesausstellung 1939 in Zürich, herausgegeben vom Graphischen Kabinett, Kunsthaus Zürich.

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

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        Swanee River (Original screenplay for the 1939 film, director's copy)

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

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        Finnegan's Wake

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

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        Air France "Nova et Vetera" Sur La Vieille Terre des Chemins Nouveaux

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

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        Brief Pageantry

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

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

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

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        Finnegans Wake

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

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        The Local.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Man in the Iron Mask

      Dodd, Mead and Co. New York 1939 - First Photoplay Edition, illustrated "with sixteen illustrations from the Edward Small motion picture starring Joan Bennett and Louis Hayward". Very scarce. Very Good, some speckling to cloth, small contemporary bookplate at front pastedown, some foxing to pages, in Very Good dustjacket, some shallow edge chips, two closed tears mended with yellowed scotch tape at top rare panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Verve, the French Review of Art, Volume Two (2), Numbers Five (5) and Six (6)

      Paris: Éditions de la Revue Verve, 1939. This is the English language edition of Verve, an artistic and literary quarterly, Vol. 2, Nos. 5-6, Paris, July-October 1939. Note that two of the articles are in French: La tiare écrite and Visages réels ou imaginaires. Special double World's Fair issue. Printed in Paris. Typography and process color work, Imprimerie des Beaux-Arts, heliogravure in colors, Draeger Frères, heliogravure in black and white, Néogravure Lithography, Mourlot Frères. 14 x 10.5 inches. Cover illustrations back and front by Aristide Maillol. Wear along the edges of the wrappers. Note that the front cover is completely detached and has two tears to the top left corner and a large crease at the bottom right corner. The spine has largely perished. The sewn threads of the binding of the text block are loosening. With 178 pages, many of which are unnumbered. (A printer's error lists p. 120 as p. 20.) Contents include Texts, Paintings, Illuminations, Lithographs in Color, Drawings, Paintings, Statues and Photographs. With all color lithographs called for, including Guys (4), Braque, Rouault, Derain (2), Leger, Bonnard (2), Matisse (2) Klee, and bas-reliefs (2). Also with numerous color and monochrome illustrations. We can find no missing illustrations or pages. The interior is generally very clean except that, oddly, at some point in the past, two sheets (illustrations?) were crudely taped in, one to the reverse of the front wrapper and the other to the reverse of the rear wrapper. Those taped-in sheets are now missing and, as the tape decomposed and yellowed over the years, have left crude tape remnants. The tape marks transferred to the front title page and to the rear FEP. In any case all the color lithographs are impressively clean and intact, as are the illustrations in general. Rated a Good Plus copy. One of France's most famous art periodicals, and published from 1937 to 1960, Verve is renowned for the quality of its production and the breadth of subject matter.. First American Edition. Paperback. Good Plus. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        CYRANO de BERGERAC

      Pierre Laffitte 1939 - Grand in-8 de 302 pages, couverture repliée. Exemplaire sur vélin à la forme, typographie Daniel Jacomet, illustré par Etienne Drian. Non découpé, hors commerce. Préface de Rosemonde Gérard. Cet exemplaire est exceptionnel: il est signé par Rosemonde Gérard, son épouse et Maurice Rostand, son fils, tous deux écrivains; il est également dédicacé par Jean Rostand, son autre fils, biologiste et écrivain à Jean Delaunay dont le père était un grand ami d'Edmond Rostand. Le tout daté de 1953. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: pollet-villard the sniper]
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        Le mur

      Gallimard 1939 - - Gallimard, Paris 1939, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Reliure en demi box marron, dos lisse, plats de papier à décor géométrique, gardes et contreplats de papier marron, couvertures et dos (défraîchi) conservés, tête dorée, reliure signée de P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Jean-Paul Sartre à François Porché. Bel exemplaire agréablement établi. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, review copy. Binding half brown box, smooth back, paper plates decorated with geometric motifs, guards and contreplats brown paper, faded wrappers and back preserved and bound in, gilded head, signed binding Goy P. & C. Vilaine. Precious autograph signed by Jean-Paul Sartre to François Porche. Nice copy pleasantly established. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Local.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Goodbye to Berlin

      Hogarth Press, London 1939 - Pale gray linen-covered boards stamped in red to spine, red topstain. Slight spine lean, softened corners. Touch of foxing to endpages and text block edge. Mesh visible at end of first signature. Unmarked copy. DJ in mylar with price intact chipped at spine ends/points, with long closed tear to front panel, creasing, rubbing and mild soil. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: curtis paul books, inc.]
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        Good Drinks (With The Edward Bawden Wrapper)

      Faber 1939 - The First UK Printing published by Faber in 1939.The BOOK is in near Fine condition and appears unread.A little pushing to the spine ends with light toning to the spine and edges.Light spotting to the covers and prelims. The book is free from inscriptions and erasures. The WRAPPER is complete and is in near FINE condition and in remarkable condition for its age.Lightly toned, more-so to the spine.A small closed tear to the upper front flap fold.The Edward Bawden designed wrapper artwork looks striking in the removable Brodart archival cover.Wonderful frontispiece by Bawden as well.Very scarce title to find in such collectible condition Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ashtonrarebooks ABA PBFA]
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        The Mask of Dimitrios

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1939 - First Edition of the authorÕs most important and best-known novel, made into a memorable film with Zachary Scott, Sidney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre. A remarkable copy; fine in a dust jacket with very slight wear and some tiny tears. In a custom clamshell box. Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        Pibrac

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Bonheur d'occasion (LILA/ILAB)]
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        Secret Despatches [Dispatches] from Arabia by T.E.Lawrence - Published by Permission of the Foreign Office. Foreword by A.W.Lawrence.

      [London]: The Golden Cockerel Press. Limited Edition: No. 81 / 970 copies printed.. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear (the faintest spotting on the cover). Only very few signs of foxing to the endpapers only. Inside bright and clean. The morocco and gilt in unusually splendid condition.. Limited Edition: No. 81 / 970 copies printed. [London], The Golden Cockerel Press, [1939]. Quarto. Photographic Frontispiece of T.E. Lawrence, 173, (3) pages. Original Hardcover. Bound in quarter Niger Morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear (the faintest spotting on the cover). Only very few signs of foxing to the endpapers only. Inside bright and clean. The morocco and gilt in unusually splendid condition. [Printed by Christopher Sandford and Owen Rutter at the Golden Cockerel Press in Perpetua type on Arnold's mould-made paper. The Edition is limited to 1000 numbered copies, of which numbers 1-30 are bound in white pig-skin and accompanied by a collotype reproduction of part of T.E.Lawrence's manuscript of 'The Seven Pillars of Wisdom'. Numbers 31-1000 are bound in 1/4 Niger. This is Number 81]

      [Bookseller: The Time Traveller's Bookshop]
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        Good Drinks (With The Edward Bawden Wrapper)

      The First UK Printing published by Faber in 1939.The BOOK is in near Fine condition and appears unread.A little pushing to the spine ends with light toning to the spine and edges.Light spotting to the covers and prelims. The book is free from inscriptions and erasures. The WRAPPER is complete and is in near FINE condition and in remarkable condition for its age.Lightly toned, more-so to the spine.A small closed tear to the upper front flap fold.The Edward Bawden designed wrapper artwork looks striking in the removable Brodart archival cover.Wonderful frontispiece by Bawden as well.Very scarce title to find in such collectible condition Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

      [Bookseller: Ashtonrarebooks ABA PBFA]
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        Ergebnisse der Forschung für die Praxis. Band 1 bis 55 (ohne Bd. 35 u. 36)

      - Hrsg. von H. Albrecht, I. Amreich, H. Eufinger, H. Guggis-Berg, C. Kaufmann, H. Martius, H. Naujoks, R. Schröder, L. Seitz unter Mitwirkung von E. Alfieri, J. Beruti, K. Burger, F. Daels, E. Holland, H. Knaus, K. Logothetopoulos, E. Novak, S. Snoeck, K. de Snoo, H. Vignes, A. Westman. Schriftwalter L. Seitz u. C. Kaufmann Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 500 Thieme, Lpz., 1939-1995, Ln., Quart (mit einigen Textanstreichungen) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Celler Versandantiquariat]
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