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        The Bigger They Come

      New York: Morrow, 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/good. Inscribed by author on free endpaper. Bleed through front and back paste down endpapers, 1/4' stain to lower right corner of lower cover. DJ, all corners clipped but $2.00 price intact on both flaps. 1/4" chips head/tail of lower panel, 3/8" missing head of spine with 1/4' continuing to upper panel. 3/8" missing tail of spine with irregular 2" x 2" piece continuing to upper panel.

      [Bookseller: Liberty Book Store IOBA FABA]
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        Handzeichnung in Bleistift und Kohle \" Geborstener Baum mit totem Holz \".

       Große Handzeichung in Bleistift und Kohle: Rechts unten signiert und datiert \" G.Hacker, 39 - 43 \" ( offenbar 1939 begonnen und 1943 beendet ). Bildgröße ( Höhe x Breite ): 38 x 52 cm. Auf dünnem, braun getöntem Papier. Unfachmännisch unter eine Art Passepartout geklebt ( unter Verdeckung eines nicht geringen Bildstreifens ). Bildränder etwas beschädigt, zwei ca. 5 cm lange Einrisse im Papier. ( 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: Eingangshalle des Duisburger Hauptbahnhofes. 1940: 3 große Dioramen für das Naturkunde-Museum der Stadt Dortmund. 1945: Am 5.12. Tod in Düsseldorf. Bis kurz vor seinem Tode beschäftigte ihn der Plan den Keller des im Krieg zerstörten \" Düsseldorfer Malkastens \" mit Fresken auszumalen um den Künstlern des Düsseldorfer Malkastens eine neue würdige Bleibe zu schaffen. ( 1968: Große Einzelausstellung im Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf *Palais Spee* / 1973: Große Verkaufsausstellung Galerie Paffrath, Düsseldorf, Königsallee 46 ). Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Hacker, Georg Hacker, Düsseldorf, Düsseldorfer Malerschule, Düsseldorfer Malkasten, Malkasten, Handzeichnungen, Bäume, Baumgruppe

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        THE DEMIGODS.

      London: Jarrolds Publishers (London) Limited, [1939] - Octavo, original light brown cloth, spine panel stamped in black, pictorial endpapers. First edition. A race of highly intelligent ant-like creatures dwelling underground in Africa prepare to take over the world. Probably intended as an awful warning story concerning the rise of fascist states in Europe and the conflict to come. An underrated novel. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-111. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978). p. 74. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 31. Bleiler (1978), p. 20. Reginald 01099. First four leaves and page edges foxed, two literary agency labels affixed to the title page, a good copy in poor to good pictorial dust jacket with short tears and chips at edges, small chip to center front spine fold, and several unattractive tape mends. The first edition is an uncommon book; the jacket is rare. (#147996) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Death In The House

      Hodder & Stoughton Ltd., London 1939. First edition hardback. VG, (top edge dusty, gilt titles to spine uniformly dulled) otherwise clean and bright in VG+ dustwrapper (some slight rubbing and slight wear, trimmed by 3-4mm in height) which is housed in protective removable sleeve. A pleasing example. 8974. Scarce in first issue 7/6 dustwrapper.

      [Bookseller: Holybourne Rare Books]
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        Carson of Venus

      Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc, Tarzana, CA 1939 - 8vo. 312 pp. Illustrated. cloth in dustwrapper, like new. (39018). Illustrated by John Coleman Burroughs. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Karl Salomo Zachariä s vierzig Bücher vom Staate Erster - Siebenter Band

      C. F. Winter 1939 - 43, Heidelberg - 21 x 14 cm 3 Bde., ca. 3000 S., Umarbeitung, 2. Auflage - / Bücher in 3 Bänden. Ppe. d. Zt. Einbände leicht berieben und bestoßen, Stempel auf Totel, Band 1: Rücken gelöst, sonst gut

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        The Garden Party and other Stories With coloured lithographs by Marie Laurencin

      London: The Verona Press, 1939 (2 kg rate, excess shipping required) Limited edition of 1200 copies, this numbered 842, green decorative cloth, dust jacket has some handling soiling and minor insect damage to one corner, one small tear has a tape repair on the reverse side of the dust jacket in an inconspicuous location, head and tail with minor chips, small pale blue ink gift incription to paste down dated (19)51, this book was originally planned for publication in 1939 but the war delayed actual release until 1947, coloured lithographs within the text, xii 316+2pp, tipped-in publisher's note. . First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Marie Laurencin. 4to - over 9? - 12" tall. limited edition.

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        ARCHIVE Of FOUR TLS LETTERS FROM RICHARD HALLIBURTON'S CHINESE JUNK "The SEA DRAGON"; November 1938 to February 1939. Two Photographic Images of the "Sea Dragon" included

      (San Francisco) Shanghai / Macao / Hong Kong: The Trans-Pacific Chinese Junk Expedition, Inc, 1939. Letters are dated: Nov 20, 1938; Jan 18th, 1939; Jan 27th, 1939; and Feb 16th, 1939. Though typewritten and mimeographed, all four are personally signed by Halliburton. Letters typewritten to buff paper, envelopes with blue seal of the "Sea Dragon" with illustration printed to front. Modest wear to paper (some light age-toning and rubbing to papers). Envelopes rubbed and worn. Withal, a VG lot.. Pages within the letters: 5, 3, 4, 3 [Total of 16 typewritten pages]. Two black and white Kodak photographs are included, printed in 1957, presumably from a negative of Robert Pullen's famous shots of the "Sea Dragon", taken just before its doomed maiden voyage. Letters: 14" x 8-1/2". Photographs:. Who took the first aerial picture of Mount Everest after receiving express permission by stunning the Majarajah of Nepal with bi-plane aerobatics? Richard Halliburton was a legendary American travel writer and adventurer. Reading stories of his feats and antics seem surreal - after all, who flies an airplane upside down over the Taj Mahal? Halliburton was born in January of 1900 in Brownsville, Tennessee. Deciding at an early age not to settle down and grow old with a wife and family as the rest of his family and friends seemed to be doing. After graduating from Princeton, Halliburton traveled on as many adventures as possible and published his first novel, The Royal Road to Romance, in 1925 at the tender age of 25. His first novel became a bestseller, and was followed by more published adventures in 1927 and 1929. He enjoyed fame and adventures for a little over a decade, before deciding in 1938 that his next grand feat would be to cross the Pacific ocean from Hong Kong to the San Francisco International Exposition in a Chinese Junk ship, made expressly for his purposes. It is on this voyage that Halliburton and the entire crew of the Junk the "Sea Dragon" were lost at sea, having gotten caught in a typhoon. In 1945 a 150-foot ship outline with Chinese lettering washed ashore in California, this thought to possibly be some of the wreckage of the "Sea Dragon." Letter I: Halliburton describes the arrival in China and purpose of the expedition, as well as his interest in junks stemming from a 1 ft. scale model he sailed as a child. He explains that he chose to use a junk for his journey because of their stability, and notes that it is possible it will not be the smoothest ride. He quips: "If the junk should be small, the storms violent, and the voyage long - all the better. For if there is no hazard, no battle, where is the sport?" He introduces the "friends" of the expedition to his crew of Captain John Welch, Henry von Fehren, "Bru" Potter, among others. Halliburton also spends a significant amount of time discussing the war with China and Japan and the Japanese belief systems. Letter 2: The second letter discusses the search for an appropriate junk, and the ultimate decision to build their own that could be modified for the journey. Working with the man said to be the best ship-builder in Hong Kong (Mr. Fat Kau), and the appropriation of a few more crew members (a chef and a radio operator). Letter 3: The third letter, posted from Canton, desribes their taking the Sea Dragon out for a "shake down" cruise, with Mr. Fat Kau as his guest (who, though a builder of ships, had never sailed on one), and with high seas nearly everyone aboard became seasick. Halliburton notes the dry deck despite the high waves and believes he was right about the Sea Dragon's sea-worthiness. Much of the rest of the letter is spent discussing Canton, the disputes between the Chinese and Japanese, the destruction, the looters, and other conditions in the city. Letter 4: After setting out on their voyage, the Sea Dragon needed to return after only 2 days due to sickness on the boat. Though Halliburton seems only a trifle annoyed at the delay of their voyage, he is excited enough to try again, and leaves his readers with this: "In about another week we plan to leave again, to slip away as quietly as possible, and head east, once more around the southern tip of Formosa - and straight on to Midway. If all goes well, the next letter, the fifth, will carry an American stamp, for Midway Island is American. When this, the fourth letter, reaches you, we'll be a thousand miles along the way - I hope. Many thanks, again, for your interest and good will. Faithfully, Richard Halliburton"

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        Autograph letter signed, concerning the origins of the supernatural elements in his book Out of the Silent Planet

      

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        Gambling Catalogue and Brochures: K.C. Card Company and Mason & Co

      Chicago.: Mason and Company.. 1939.. Three gambling sales publications: a K.C. Card Company products catalogue in paper wraps (9 x 6 inches, 80 pp) and two folded brochures advertising gaming products from Mason & Co.; one of the brochures is staple-bound (11 x 8.5 inches unfolded, 20 pp including covers) while the other unfolds to a two-sided poster-size sheet (18 x 24 inches) promoting Mason & Co. products and featuring 33 illustrations of dice layouts. The K.C. Card Co. sales catalogue features dice, cards, counter games and supplies, poker checks, dice boxes and other equipment. The stapled Mason & Co. brochure features dice and dice accessories; tables for black jack, roulette, and dice; pari mutuel, horse race and dice wheels; keno supplies; faro equipment; and much more. The items come with an order blank inside a postage-paid enveloped addressed to Mason & Co. Also in the envelope is a Mason & Co. business card with, on verso, "Confidential Special Dice Price List." These items come with the original postmarked mailing envelope dated "October 24 '39." An amazing collection of gambling equipment sales publications in excellent condition, virtually "as new." As a footnote, New Yorker magazine, in referring to "The Americanization of Lady Luck," an article that appeared in the magazine's June 22, 1935, issue, identifies Mason & Co., as "the largest manufacturers of marked cards, phony dice, controlled roulette wheels, etc. in the country." These items and many more are on proud display in the catalogue and brochures in this collection. .

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

      1939. Hi and Welcome to our Store. We have sold many rare Wisdens through WisdenAuction so we are listing a few more spare early hardbacks and a full run of 1897-1948 in hardback, please enjoy them. -------------------------------------------------------------------- This lot is an 1939 Original Hardback Wisden. In Good Condition. 39s are never great and this is good and above avergae but there are nicer ones. This however is special as once owned by future editor Norman Preston and a Presentation copy from Wilfred Brookes. This book is good, it has had no restoration, the front board is a bit dark and the letters are dark too (so look faded) , the lettering is fading to the spine. Inside the hinges are strong but you can se the mesh to both front and rear hinges. Nice inside but small splash mark to page 31g.

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        Illustrierter Beobachter. Sonderausgabe zum 50. Geburtstag Adolf Hitlers am 20. April 1939 * mit dem F A R B D R U C K von PROF. KNIRR und 8seitigem O r i g i n a l - V e r l a g s p r o s p e k t

      München, Verlag Franz Eher Nachfolger, 1939 - (noch zu Nr.21059:) - ". . . den geballten Armeen der ganzen Welt standhielt, um schließlich durch den Verrat von Schurken kapitulieren zu müssen. Ein Einzelner fasst den Entschluss, die Revolte vom November 1918 zu rächen. Ein armer, gasblinder Gefreiter des verratenen Feldheeres. - 15 Jahre später ist der unbekannte Gefreite mit dem Eisernen Kreuz Erster Klasse der Führer und Kanzler des Deutschen Reiches, und die ganze Nation steht, eine einzige geschlossene, stahlharte, begeisterte Front, hinter ihrem Führer und Kanzler. Das ist das deutsche Wunder, das die Welt nicht begreifen kann. Es ist der Dank der Nation an den Mann, der mit der Kraft seines Willens und mit der Glut seines Herzens ein Volk neu geformt und dem Volk einen neuen Staat geschaffen hat. Der "Illustrierte Beobachter" hat eine große, aufsehenerregende Sonderausgabe veranstaltet. Aus dem großen Bildarchiv des Reichsbildberichterstatters der NSDAP sind die schönsten Aufnahmen, zum Teil völlig unbekannte Bilder, ausgewählt worden. In packenden Schilderungen ersteht wieder der große Kampf um den Sieg." - Und in der Zeitschrift "Der SA-Führer" (Mai 1936) empfiehlt der SA.-Stabschef Viktor Lutze das Werk folgendermaßen: "Im Zentralverlag der NSDAP. erscheint zum 28. April 1936 eine große Sonderausgabe des "Illustrierten Beobachters" unter dem Titel "Adolf Hitler - ein Mann und sein Volk." Die Sondernummer berichtet auf 96 Seiten in umfassender Weise in Bild und Wort über unseren Führer und sein Werk. Hiermit ist ein Dokument des Kampfes und Sieges, ein Denkmal um das sieghafte Ringen des Führers um die Seele des deutschen Menschen gestaltet, ein Mal von seltener Wirksamkeit. Dieses Werk gehört in die Hände jedes Nationalsozialisten, da es in unvergleichlicher Größe und Wahrheit den Führer und deutschen Menschen Adolf Hitler zeigt!" Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000

      [Bookseller: Galerie für gegenständliche Kunst]
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        The Rise of the American Film (First Edition)

      New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1939. First Edition. First Edition. Near Fine in a lovely, Near Fine example of the dust jacket. A comprehensive history of American cinema up to the beginning of World War II, beginning with George Melies, the birth of the Hollywood studios, and D.W. Griffith, and ending with the dawn of the "auteur" era (Vidor, Lang, von Sternberg, Capra, Ford, etc.) A focused, factual look at cinema's first four decades. Profusely illustrated with black-and-white plates throughout. A title that emerges in jacket from time to time, but virtually never in this condition.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Prelude to Victory

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1939., 1939. First Edition. Octavo. Bound in publisher's red cloth with gilt titles to spine; top edge stained red. Dust wrapper has titles in black to front cover and spine, rear cover blank. With an introduction by Winston Churchill, fold-out maps and photographic illustrations. Binding is lightly rubbed, with corners and spine ends bumped, two slight marks to binding through dust wrapper. Internally clean and free from spotting. Dust wrapper is rubbed, particularly to top edges, corners, and spine ends; one small chip to top edge and one small burn mark to front joint; small portion missing from spine, including the second 'L' of Churchill. Brigadier-General Spears' insider account of the sometimes fraught and perennially complex relationships between the military hierarchies of the Allied Forces in France in 1917, as well as descriptions of the battles and principal incidents on the Western Front. Churchill's introduction describes it as "one of the best books which have been written about the Great War", and surely there can be few higher recommendations.

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

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

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        Ten Little Niggers

      Collins, 1939. 1st edition. Hardcover. Original orange cloth in very good condition. Usually the spine and boards are badly faded, but on this copy there is only a little paling at the foot, over the publisher's logo, and a tiny patch at the crown, and down a narrow bit of the top front edge, so the cloth is in much better condition than is normally the case. The pages and endpapers are also extremely clean, with no foxing at all. In sum, a very nice copy of the first printing of Christie's best-selling mystery, whose title was altered for the American market to And Then There Were None, with the added bonus of the author's signature on a white card laid in.

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        Novus 14: La Chaussure Nouvelle, le Cuir, le Sac et les Accessoires pour la Saison d'Été 1939 [WITH POCHOIR PLATES]

      Typographie G. Avenel, Paris 1939 - Small folio. 98pp. Original paper covered boards, with gold-lettered color illustration pasted on front cover. This 14th 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 summer of 1939. With styles for women, men, and children. This work is splendidly illustrated throughout with no less than 39 striking pochoir plates on taupe art paper (some heightened in gilt), numerous duo-tone photographic reproductions, 5 leather and 12 fabric swatch samples. Models from the following shoe manufacturers: Marcel Bobet (Paris), Arnaud (Milan), and handbag models from Roney (Paris). Minor shelf wear. Previous owner's name and address on upper margin of page 2 (not affecting text). Swatch samples lacking on pp. 26, 31, 32, 35, and 36. Page 78/79 cut-out and missing. Text in French and English. Binding in overall good+ to very good, interior in very good, pochoir plates in near fine to fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        The Case of the Perjured Parrot.

      New York: William Morrow and Company, 1939 - Octavo. Original black cloth, spine and front cover lettered in green and black (on a green ground), pale green top edge, others untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Very slight nicks at extremities of spine. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing. "This early Perry Mason is uncommonly full of detection, and the games played in it with parrots do not detract from plausibility. Denouement not huddled - all in all, a model in his special genre" (Barzun & Taylor, A Catalogue of Crime). Hubin p. 158. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        THE D. A. DRAWS A CIRCLE (First Edition, Warmly Inscribed)

      New York: William Morrow, 1939. Gardner, Erle Stanley. THE D. A. DRAWS A CIRCLE. New York: William Morrow, (1939). First Edition. A FINE copy in a NEAR FINE, bright and unfaded ORIGINAL (Priced $2.00) DUST JACKET (just lightly used). WARMLY INSCRIBED on the front-free endpaper: "To Tee/ who is so much a part of the gang -- with love from Erle." Underneath ESG has signed his name in full followed by Feb 1940 and underneath that "New Orleans." Tee Rose, a young writer from San Francisco, was a lifelong friend of ESG and she was always presented with Gardner's latest book -- usually immediately upon publication. We have in stock quite a few of his presentation copies to her dating from 1934 to the early 1960s. THE D. A. DRAWS A CIRCLE is the third of nine novels written by Gardner about small town California district attorney Doug Selby and fictional Madison City. Particularly nice cover art. As a sidebar, this is the only one of the many Tee Rose inscribed books we have in stock which has "New Orleans" as the location in which the book was signed. Logic seems to suggest he was there to research his 1942 novel OWLS DON'T BLINK which was set in the New Orleans French Quarter.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

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        Heart's Desire.

      Paris: printed for private circulation, [1939].. Superb copy of Buckland Wright's very rare erotic masterpiece - the artist's own copy with a variant signed plate. One of only 70 copies, this no.18. Title page engraving and 7 original copper engravings by Buckland Wright, all full page and cut loose in this copy with protective sheets, here Buckland Wright has substituted one of the for a different 'rejected; version. Printed in purple and black. Pp. 43. 8vo, original quarter maroon calf, marbled paper covered boards, spine lettered in gilt. A highly erotic lesbian tale which obviously inspired Buckland Wright. He is only named as JBW in the colophon. The book was produced by Sandford, who wrote it under a pseudonym, Dansdorf being an anagram, and published it in Paris for fear of prosecution. This copy has come from the family of the artist and was not meant for sale, although it is bound, as the prints are loose on purpose, having been carefully excised and each has a protective blank sheet. There is also a correction to the text on the final page in the artist's hand. The following plates are in this copy: 1) The frontispiece is as usual on the title page and is not cut out. 2) In the Great Hall 3) Two Girls 4) Three Girls in Manacles 5) Girls Rowing 6) The Feast - but in this case a different version signed by Buckland Wright and with his pencil note saying 'Rejected Plate' - loose. This plate differs almost completely from the version usually seen in the book. 7)Reclining Girl, hand over face 8) Girls amongst the Rocks

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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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        Frijoles Canyon Pictographs

      Santa Fe, New Mexico: Writers' Editions, Inc.. Fine in Good dust jacket. 1939. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Baumann, Gustave. Frijoles Canyon Pictographs. Santa Fe, New Mexico: Writers' Editions, Inc. , (1939). Limited Edition to 480 printed in Santa Fe. Square Octavo. Foreward by Alfred Vincent Kidder. Full cloth, Bancroft Natural finish Canyon yellow, Graphite Hand Blocked, with paste down paper label on front board and spine. Endpapers, woodcut design printed on handpress by Gustave Baumann. Illustrations by Baumann, woodcuts on handpress. Fold out panel signed by Baumann; also signed on title page. Typography by Willard Clark encased by Hazel Dreis. Fine Condition with very light toning to the edges of the boards. Tight binding and clean interior. Double panel fold-out in fine condition. Dust jacket in good condition with several smudges, light chipping, 1 1/2 " closed tear and small burn mark. The jacket is most often not present with this book although we have seen several different type of material used for the jacket. This jacket is fairly opaque, using a browned rice paper, while others use a glassine type material. Either way, the jacket is fragile. Documentation of the amazing pictographes of Frijoles Canyon. A beautifully produced book of the American Southwest. ; Book; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Signed by Author & Illustrator .

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        Flußlandschaft mit Gebirge an beiden Ufern und Booten.

      - Feder in Grau, grau laviert, mit schwarzer Tuschlinie umrandet, auf Bütten, verso mit älterer Zuschreibung an A. Willaerts. 17,8:31,5 cm. - Etwas stockfleckig. Provenienz: Auktion Weinmüller, München, 9.03.1939; Sammlung B. Jolles, Lugt 381; Sammlung Holtkott, nicht bei Lugt. Die gezeigte Flußlandschaft erinnert an die von Herman Saftleven (1609-1685) gezeichneten idealen Rheinlandschaften.

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        La Petite Illustration (January 1938-September 1939, issues #852-934, 4 vols.)

      Paris: L'Illustration, 1939. Hardcover. VG- (Page margins are tanning naturally; text and illus. are clear.). CAVE. 4 vols. Green library buckram, gilt letters on spines, various paginations, BW illus. Text is in French. A four-volume bound set representing the last 82 issues of the publication of "La Petite Illustration," a weekly art supplement distributed with L'Illustration, a weekly Parisian newspaper. This periodical ran from 1913-1939, and appears to have ended with the war's encroachment on Paris. Its parent paper stopped publication in 1944. This ground-breaking supplement published plays, novels, and poetry, and often was the first or only outlet to do so. In this lot, you will find the scripts for Shakespeare's "Othello," adapted by Jean Sarment (#881), and Edmond Rostand's "Cyrano de Bergerac" (#905), among many other plays. #919 is an issue of poems. Novellas include French versions of Pearl S. Buck's "Le Tigre" (#901), James Hilton's "Au Revoir, Monsieur Chips!" (#913); and Hamlin Garland's "Le Vagabond" (#921). Serialized novels include: "Anne-Jeanne" by Gaston Rageot (#857-859); "L'Epaisseur d'un Cheveu (A Hair Divides)" by Claude Houghton (#873-875); "Marcus Fleurette" by Lucie Delame (#884-886); "La Double Escapade" by G. A. Birmingham (#892-894); "La Cendre Chaude" by Henry Bordeaux (#908-910); "La Vallee Perdue" by Noelle Roger (#915-197); "Danse Pour ton Ombre!" by J. H. Louwyck (#931). Contemporary pieces include "Le Peril Exterieur: L'Hitlerisme" (#895); "Le Peril Interieur: Le Communisme" (#897); and "La Defense Passive: Protection des Populations Civiles contre les Attaques Aeriennes" (#927). An uncommon find, to be sure.

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        A Coffin for Dimitrios

      NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. Hardcover. NF/VG. 1st edition, 1st printing. Basis for the 1944 film The Mask of Dimitrios (original title of book in the U.K.), starring Peter Lorre, Zachary Scott and Sydney Greenstreet. Book has light reading crease on spine and slightly soiled boards. Price clipped jacket has chipping at spine ends and along flap folds. Housed in a custom made clamshell box. We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE.

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        JAPANESE WOOD-BLOCK PRINTING

      Tokyo [1939], Sanseido. Brown raw silk, very good, 136p., 12. color woodcuts plates +26 b.w. photos,appendix of his prints. & number of blocks, impressions used, English text, with the. actual color woodblock print samples tipped in. R A R E. YOSHIDA'S MOST FAMOUS TREATISE ON COLOR WOODBLOCK PRINTING A treatise by the famous father of the Yoshida painting and print making family depicting the methodology of color woodblock printing, discussing the tools & materials, analysis of printing, failures & suggestions. * This work is supported by a wealth of illustrations & with 6 original color woodblock prints showing the progressive states of coilor printing, showing the application of each color, each is printed and signed in the block. * A very valuable and rare primary resource by the master printer and respected artist. This book was used as a woodblock printing manual for many years, and has always been RARE. * FIRST AND ONLY EDITION: This book has only been issued in a single edition, and is 19 x 26.5 cm., containing actual color woodblock print samples. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        THE COSMOLOGICAL EYE

      Norfolk, CT: New Directions, (1939). First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper with some creasing along the edges and spine, some rubbing, and a little pen squiggle on the bottom of the front panel, but complete and correct. Miller's first book published in America, the true first issue in the first issue dustwrapper comprising only 2000 copies. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author in 1975 on the half-title page. An increasingly uncommon book in collector's condition, especially so when signed.

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        A Contribution to the Geography and Cartography of North-West Yemen (based on the results of the exploration by Eduard Glaser, undertaken in the years 1882-1884).

      Le Caire (Cairo): Societe Royale de Geographie d'Egypte, 1939. - Josef Werdecker's cartographic representation of the parts of the Arabian Peninsula explored by Eduard Glaser during 1882-4: "This treatise deals with the work of a man who was lost to science much too early. Eduard Glaser gained an extraordinary knowledge of south-west Arabia. confirmed by the description of his 1st expedition and the publication of its extensive results. His accounts can seldom have been bettered. A large part of the region explored by him has still to be visited by any other European.". English language publication (Extrait du Bulletin de la Societe Royale de Geographie d'Egypte. T. XX. Imprime par l'Imprimerie de l'Institut Francais d'Archaeologie Orientale du Caire pour la Societe Royale de Geographie d'Egypte). Dated 1939 to the cover, and Prague, December 1937 to Werdecker's Foreword. Bound apparently quite recently in green paper covered boards with black cloth spine, with the original buff printed front wrap affixed to the front board 16x25cm. 160pp (paginated 1-160) + 1 portrait of Eduard Glaser + 8 plates (mostly reproducing Glaser's hand-drawn route maps) + 2 large folding maps of part of North-West Yemen drawn by Werdecker on a scale of 1:200,000, one labelled in English, the other in Arabic. Covers fine. Binding secure. Interiors fine and clean with occasional light creasing and marks. Maps neatly folded without tears. Rare - traced to just 8 institutions globally, including 1 on Copac (OCLC 907759718 and 482021605). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Y Cheung: Business Detective

      New York: E.P. Dutton. 1939. First. First edition. A small stain on the foredge, else very near fine in about very good dustwrapper with small chips, moderate tears, and one flap professionally and internally reinforced. Scarce title. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Murder is Easy

      Collins Crime Club, London 1939. First edition first issue in dustwrapper. Near Fine in original orange Crime Club binding with black titles to the spine. Aside from some bumping, offsetting to endpapers and dustiness to edges and excellent example. In original 7/6 dustwrapper showing minimal wear, a couple of 2mm tears, light rubbing and two very small pieces of archival tape to rear. Overall an outstanding example with NO restoration. Scarce in this condition. The dustwrapper is housed in a protective removable sleeve. 8944

      [Bookseller: Holybourne Rare Books]
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        El Pozo

      Signo ediciones, Montevideo 1939 - PRIMERA EDICIÓN INTONSO. FIRST EDITION UNTRIMMED. Ediciones Signo. MUY BUEN (-) ejemplar. 99pp [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        How green was my valley

      Michael Joseph 1939 - No. 143 of a limited edition of 200 copies (1-100 for sale), with limitation signed by author. Bound in light brown cloth, with red leather title label with gilt lettering on spine & ribbon page-marker; lacks slipcase. Internally VG in tight binding, but spine very browned; some discolouration to cloth on boards. Used - Good. Signed copy. Good hardback [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Cotswold Internet Books]
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        Butterworths Emergency Legislation Service (Annotated) Statutes Supplement: 45 Volumes

      Butterworth & Co. Hardcover. 45 book set in mismatched order. All in good condition. Contains Vol No's: 1, 2, 4-11, 15, 18, 21-24, 26-31, 33-35, 38-43, 111, 112, 114-117, 119, 121, 124, 125, 129-132. Large item so extra posting cost may apply. The Set, if Required, can be divided in two for half the price. *Bulk Shelves* . Good. 1939.

      [Bookseller: Infinitebooks]
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        KIT CARSON. Albi di Avventure.

      A.P.I. - Anonima Periodici Italiani 1939 Offriamo la serie completa in 7 album a colori (mm. 235 x 320), bross. orig., spillati, pp. 17 cad. L?intera serie di ?Kit Carson? è apparsa nei seguenti numeri della collana ?Albi di Avventure?: - n. 8) "Kit Carson, cavaliere del West" (1° episodio). - n. 9) "I Desperados" (2°). - n. 10) "Joe l?Orbo" (3°). - n. 11) "L?idolo degli Sciù" (4°). - n. 12) "Lo spirito della prateria" (5°). - n. 13) "I ribelli del Far West" (6°). - n. 14) "L?oro maledetto" (7° e ultimo episodio). Lievi tracce d?uso alle copertine (alc. restaur. per strappi); testi con strappetti margin. ma complessivam. ben conserv.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        OLD POSSUM'S BOOK OF PRACTICAL CATS

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Fiona's Rare Books]
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        FINNEGANS WAKE

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Occult Enigmas: A Series Of Metaphysical Investigations

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

      [Bookseller: John T. & Pearl Lewis Books by Post]
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        DEATH PLAYS SOLITAIRE

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Step by Step 1936-1939

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Winter of Artifice.

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

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

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

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        Ten Little Niggers [And Then There Were None]

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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