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        Photographic Portrait Of Rezs? Seress

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Göppinger Antiquariat]
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        Walt Disney's Version of Pinocchio

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Wisdenshop.com]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence (Original screenplay for the 1939 film)

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

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        3 Papier-Musterbücher Marke Excellenz. 1: Weihnachts-Kollektion 1939 Kartonnagen-Papiere. 2: Goldbrokat Neuheiten 1939. 3: Dekorations-Papiere (ohne Jahr).

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Roland Gögler]
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        RED GARDENIAS

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

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        THE JEWS - ARE THEY HUMAN?

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

      [Bookseller: Watersmead Books]
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        THE PRESIDENT'S BIRTHDAY PARTY BROADCAST

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

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Madeira, Canary Islands, Azores, Western Morocco. Handbook for Travellers. With 23 maps and plans.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Heuberger (VDA / ILAB)]
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        Odes d'Horace

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

      [Bookseller: SOPHIE SCHNEIDEMAN RARE BOOKS]
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        PAPERMAKING BY HAND IN INDIA.,

      NY: Pynson Printers, 1939. - 9 x 11. 129, (5), pages followed by 27 specimens of Indian handmade papers, some colored. Quarter black leather & India-print cloth. A few small chips to leather spine & rubbed rear joint; bookplate on pastedown; contents are fine; worn slipcase is missing the bottom panel. With the prospectus and a specimen of Shogun paper. One of 370 numbered copies, signed by Hunter and by the printer Elmer Adler. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Veatchs Arts of the Book, ABAA]
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        LA CERAMICA FUTURISTA

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

      [Bookseller: Libri Editoria Grafica Henry Beyle]
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        Der Mythus des 20. Jahrhunderts.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Design No. 429. Jan. 19, 1939

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

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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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        THE FOOTPRINTS ON THE CEILING

      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]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        THE GRAPES OF WRATH

      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]

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books, Inc. -- ABAA, ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: oldimprints.com]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca de Babel]
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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

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Giulio Cesare]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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