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        Lettera autografa manoscritta in italiano intitolata 'Gli Italiani nel Pindo'

      s.e. s.d. Lettera manoscritta di 3 cc. (cm 14 x 22) vergate al solo recto in lingua italiana da Nicolae Iorga. Piccoli strappetti e lievissima mancanza al marg. sup. della prima e della terza carta che non intaccano il testo. In questa lettera non datata, ma risalente probabilmente al 1939, e dal titolo 'Gli Italiani nel Pindo', Iorga saluta con entusiasmo l'ingresso delle truppe italiane in Albania e il ricongiungimento con le truppe macedoni. L'occupazione italiana dell'Albania del 1939 fece parte delle operazioni militari del Regno d'Italia per l'espansione territoriale ed economica alla vigilia della seconda guerra mondiale. Iorga considera gli Italiani i liberatori degli Aromeni, popolo che viveva nella zona centro - meridionale dei Balcani, fra il nord della Grecia e dell'Albania, ritenendo che ci fosse una grande affinit? fra Aromeni e Italiani: 'l'italiano imparer? a conoscere da presso pure questi aromeni coi quali egli, parlando la propria lingua, potr? intendersi immediatamente... ritroveranno tanti elementi della stessa vita arcaica italiana, pastorale ed agreste, quale si conserva tuttora in molte plaghe dell'interno della penisola'. L'A. fa riferimento all'entrata degli Italiani 'liberatori' a Ciamuria: 'ed ? stata una gran festa, l? tra le moltitudini dei pastori di Samarina, centro romeno del Pindo...', auspicando alla fine che i giovani Aromeni possano un giorno schierarsi tra le fila dell'esercito italiano: 'Cos? quando qui tra il fremito delle armi si risolleveranno le nostre bandiere, l?, grazie all'Italia, potr? rispondere lo stesso grido per salutare lo stesso ideale profondamente umano e vittoriosamente latino'. Nicolae Iorga (Botosani, 1871 - Strejnic, 1940) fu uno storico, politico, accademico e letterato romeno. Liberale conservatore, nel 1903 fond? il Partito Nazionale Democratico e nel primo dopoguerra fu presidente del Consiglio (1931 - 1932) e consigliere del re di Romania Carol II. Professore ordinario all'Universit? di Bucarest, fu membro di accademie scientifiche nazionali e internazionali. Fond? vari giornali di impegno culturale e politico, fra cui il periodico 'Neamul rom?nesc'. Cre? nel 1937 l'Istituto di Storia Universale di Bucarest. Fu il fondatore, nel 1930, dell'Istituto Romeno di Cultura e delle Ricerche Umanistiche di Venezia. Dopo essere stato prelevato dalla sua casa di campagna nel 1940 fu assassinato nel bosco di Strejnic da elementi della Guardia di Ferro per la sua opposizione alla politica filonazista del governo romeno. ITA

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        Mieux vivre n°2 : LE LAIT

      1939. broché. Bon état. Mieux vivre, 1939. Plaquette in/12 couverture illustrée et agrafée, illustrations en noir : photographies de Wolff, Denis Belon, Ergy Landau, Brassaï,, Papillon, André Boyer ?"Mieux vivre?" souhaitait rassembler chaque mois les plus jolis documents photographiques parus sur un sujet.

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        The Grapes of Wrath

      The Viking Press, New York 1939 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "First Published in April 1939" printed on the copyright page. A wonderful copy. This First Printing dustjacket has the words "First Edition" printed on the front flap and the publisher's $2.75 printed price is present. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is rich in color with slight wear to the edges. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's tan cloth and is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A sharp copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        The Mask Of Dimitrios

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1939., 1939. FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. A Haycraft-Queen cornerstone novel. Octavo, pp.320. Publisher's cloth, lightly worn with a few small marks, spine sunned. A very good copy. With an important presentation note to the title-page; Roy Baker / from Eric Ambler / 16 August 46. The recipient is Roy [Ward] Baker, the cult film and TV director [Quatermass, The Avengers, The Saint etc]. The present copy was inscribed during production of the film 'The October Man', being written by Ambler and directed by Baker. Howard Haycraft; Murder For Pleasure. Cooper & Pike; Detective Fiction , see also Haining; Crime Fiction p201.

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        Little Pig's Picnic and Other Stories.

      Boston: D. C. Heath and Co., 1939 - Octavo. Original pictorial cloth, illustrated endpapers. Spine slightly toned and bumped, mild white marks to front board, occasional light spotting to pages, page 89 with chip to lower edge. A very good copy. Walt Disney Studio illustrations throughout. First edition, first printing. Signed by Walt Disney on the half title page. A collection of short stories based on Disney's Silly Symphonies.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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.

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

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

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        Du bist wie dein Blut - Dramatische Dichtungen um Paracelsus (3 Teile in 3 Bänden) : Teil (Band) 1: Ritter, Tod und Teufel / Teil (Band) 2: Das große Geheimnis / Teil (Band) 3: Der Meisterschnitzer von Nürnberg

      Ohne Ortsangabe: Im Selbstverlag, Ohne Jahresangabe - etwa 1939. Leder an den Kanten berieben/beschabt (Band 1 mit kleinerer Fehlstelle) - ansonsten saubere und wohlerhaltene Exemplare. [Band 1 (rot): 120 Seiten, 532 Gramm, Exemplar 46 von 100 Exemplaren. Band 2 (grün): 109 Seiten, 496 Gramm, Exemplar 10 von 50 Exemplaren. Band 3 (blau): 110 Seiten, 510 Gramm, Exemplar 51 von 50 Exemplaren (so gedruckt - wohl wieder 100), dieser Band im Zweifarbendruck (schwarz und rot). Jeder Band in einmaliger numerierter und vom Dichter gezeichneter (signierter) Auflage. Im Vorsatz jeweils mit einer kleinen Widmung (datiert 1941/1941/1940) an Maria Hipp (1919-2015), Anerkannte Hebamme und Trägerin des Bundesverdienstkreuzes. Bei dem Autor handelt es sich wohl um Dr. med. homöop. Heinrich Will (1891-1971). Ganzledereinband mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln und blindgeprägten Deckelbild (Paracelsus). 339 Seiten. 1538 Gramm. 29x21cm.] Fachgerechter Paketversand über unsere Logistikpartner Hermes oder DHL!.

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        The comedies, histories & tragedies of William Shakespeare: 37 volumes . With Poems. 2 volumes (39 volumes complete)

      The Limited Editions Club, 1939-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 39 volume complete set. Limited edition club, one of 1950 numbered sets. 33 cm. Quartos. Hardcover. Good bindings and covers. Spines moderately sunned. Clean, unmarked pages. Uncut. Edited by Herbert Farjeon from the text of the first folio and quarto editions. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham, Eric Gill, Valenti Angelo, Frank Brangwyn, Frans Masereel, etc. The Limited Editions Club was founded in 1929 by George Macy with the intent of publishing beautifully illustrated and designed classic literature for a relatively small number of subscribers. Much of the LEC’s fame stems from its use of some of the best illustrators and artists available. Each title was uniquely designed with individualized paper and cover materials. The Limited Editions Club was created to publish finely illustrated and designed books. Many of the books contain original printed etchings, lithgraphs, engravings, etc. from famous contemporary artists. Contents: [1] Henry the Eighth. --[2] King Lear. --[3] As you like it. --[4] A midsummer's night dream. --[5] The merchant of Venice. --[6] The merry wives of Windsor. --[7] Hamlet. --[8] The comedy of errors. --[9] Troilus and Cressida. --[10] Coriolanus. --[11] Othello. --[12] Measure for measure . --[13] Henry the Fourth, pt. 1. --[14] Henry the Fourth, pt. 2. --[15] Macbeth. --[16] Antony and Cleopatra. --[17] Julius Caesar. --[18] Love's labour's lost. --[19] The two gentlemen of Verona. --[20] Cymbeline. --[21] Much ado about nothing. --[22] Twelth night. --[23] The winter's tale. --[24] King John. --[25] Henry the Sixth, pt. 1. --[26] Henry the Sixth, pt. 2. --[27] Henry the Sixth, pt. 3. --[28] Titus Andronicus. --[29] Henry the Fifth. --[30] Richard the Second. --[31] Pericles. --[32] Timon of Athens. --[33] The tempest. --[34] Romeo and Juliet. --[35] Richard the Third. --[36] The taming of the shrew. --[37] All's well that ends well.+ Poems This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US.

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        Inscribed Production Still from the Wizard of Oz

      c.1939. 250 x 215 mm black and white production still. An excellent copy. Inscribed production still featuring the Wicked Witch, Dorothy and the Scarecrow. " Watch out! Cameron! The Scarecrow of Oz Ray Bolger.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        GRAPES OF WRATH

      New York: Viking, 1939. First edition. 8vo, publisher?s original pictorially decorated tan cloth in original first issue dustjacket, with price and "First Edition" statement both present. 619. A handsome, bright and clean copy, the dustjacket whole and without tears, light evidence of shelving over time, the backstrip of the dustjacket just a touch mellowed by age, clean and bright internally, solid and very well preserved. AN IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION AND PERHAPS THE GREATEST BOOK WRITTEN BY THIS NOBEL PRIZE WINNING AUTHOR. John Steinbeck won the Pulitzer Prize for this novel of migrant workers in America. The story of the Joad family, simple people living close to nature, whose lives are disrupted by the malevolent forces of drought, market conditions and human creed. The novel graphically demonstrates the dangers to society when the vital like between rural man and the Earth is broken. The condition of this copy, in the pictorial jacket, is quite pleasing indeed.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        Peintures EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Glm, 1939. Fine. Glm, Paris 1939, 12,5x16,5cm, broché. - First edition, one of 550 copies on white vellum, with 30 single draw Normandy. Precious autograph signed by the author Raymond Queneau. Book illustrated with 16 reproductions of works of Henri Michaux. Foreword by Louis Cheronnet. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 550 exemplaires sur vélin blanc, seul tirage avec 30 Normandy. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Henri Michaux à Raymond Queneau. Ouvrage illustré de 16 reproductions d'oeuvres d'Henri Michaux. Avant-propos de Louis Cheronnet.

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        The Big Sleep

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf 1939 - First edition, first printing. One of 5,000 copies. Publisher's orange cloth, lettered in dark gray. Near fine, with some faint toning to the spine, light wear to the extremities, a few minor spots of faint soiling to the otherwise bright boards, clean interior. A tight and attractive copy of Chandler's first novel. Bruccoli A1.1.a The Big Sleep marks the debut of Chandler's hard-broiled detective character Philip Marlowe. Unlike Dashiell Hammett's Continental Op and Sam Spade, who are widely considered the archetypal hard-boiled detective figures, Marlowe possesses a sensitivity underneath his tough exterior that distinguishes him from similar detective characters in the genre. Indeed, as he investigates a case of blackmail serving as a red herring for a more sinister crime, Marlowe stands out, as Isaac Anderson writes in his 1939 New York Times Review, "as almost the only fundamentally decent person" in the story. Notably, in 1946, The Big Sleep was adapted into a film of the same name starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. A Haycraft Queen Cornerstone. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ludwigsburg. Schloss Ludwigsburg „ Gartenfront Corps de logis " Öl auf Leinwand.

      1. Hälfte 20. Jahrh., Stuttgart . 1939 - 47,5 x 67,5, Ölgemälde., signiert und datiert . Gerahmt 9 cm Goldleiste der Zeit . Sprache: de [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Alcoholics Anonymous.

      Works Publishing Co., Newark, NJ 1939 - Original front board cover + TP + 1 leaf = Index + 1 leaf = Index -- (2) + 1 leaf = Foreword + 1-4 = The Doctor's Opinion + 1-76 + 1 leaf = The Alcoholic Foundation + 1-79 = Personal Stories. [note: with p. 64 printed upside down] + original rear board cover, 8½ " x 11", First Mulitlith Edition ("The Original Manuscript Edition").Copy #2 of the Pre-publication Multilith Printing of Alcoholics AnonymousOwned and Annotated by Jim Burwell -"The New York Atheist"(The Man Who Contributed "God as we understand Him" to the Big Book)[dated by hand: "#2 Copy / Dec. 8, 1938"]In mid-February of 1938, a pre-publication multilithed copy of what, two months later, would become the "Big Book" of Alcoholics Anonymous was circulated to members, relatives, friends, ministers, psychologist and doctors for their comments and critiques. The exact number of printed copies is unclear - numbers of 100, 300 and (most commonly) 400 are mentioned in the record. These copies were sent out as "loan" copies with every expectation they would be returned with annotations - after which they would be destroyed. Many copies were returned and disposed of according to this plan, but a handful of others were not - resulting in no more than 50 - and perhaps as few as 25 copies - surviving. WE HAVE A FULL THREE-PAGE DESCRIPTION OF THIS BOOK AND ITS PROVENANCE THAT WILL NOT FIT HERE BECASUSE OF ABE'S RESTRICTIONS ON SIZE. PLEASE CONTACT ME DIRECTLY FOR A COPY OF THAT DETAILED WRITE-UP. This copy of the book has been rebound twice. Once at some point Anonymous Book No. 2. of the First Hundred Mimeographed Copies" on the front cover in gilt lettering. By 1993, this second binding was in need of replacement so an identical looking black cloth binding (with exactly the same front cover title information) was created by Ron M. The first black cloth binding has been separately preserved along with the original endpapers from that binding. NOTE that the almost-never-seen red card covers (but not marked "Loan Copy" as some were supposed to have been) are both bound in here. Overall, an amazingly well-preserved and historically important annotated association copy of this major work that has saved the lives of so many people since its publication 75 years ago. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. PRE-PUBLICATION MULTILITH PRINTING - "THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT". [Attributes: First Edition]

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        "His hands danced the flight of the giant whistling butterflies"

      Watercolor and ink on paper, signed "Bemelmans" (lower right) and captioned. 6-3/4 x 6-1/4 in. Lower right corner excised and replaced, small closed tear and some soiling. Matted, with caption matted below image. Watercolor and ink on paper, signed "Bemelmans" (lower right) and captioned. 6-3/4 x 6-1/4 in. Originally published in Small Beer, one of Bemelmans' early books, based on his experiences in Hollywood. Literature: Bemelmans, Small Beer (The Viking Press, 1939), p. 83

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        Terre des hommes EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier

      Paris: Gallimard, 1939. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1939, 13,5x19,5cm, relié sous étui. - First edition, one of 23 numbered copies on Holland paper, head drawing after 1 and 9 Whatman China. Binding oasis right in tan, smooth back, back flat and ornamented with a dreamlike scenery from mountains humanized a drawing by Peter Sis stamped brown Oeser and enriched with ocher highlights, blue suede contreplats sky, deer guards hazelnut, first watch features a round light blue skin changed with Oeser, wrappers and back preserved and bound in; Case Half tan oasis boards cardboard timber way hazelnut suede interior, spectacular set of signed Morina Mongin. Very nice copy wide-margined well established in original binding restoring the spirit of the aviator flying for whom every mountain, every valley, every house is "a mate we do not know whether it is friend or foe" . - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 23 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête après 1 Whatman et 9 Chine. Reliure en plein oasis havane, dos lisse, plats et dos ornés d'un décor onirique de montagnes humanisées d'après un dessin de Peter Sis estampé à l'oeser brun et enrichi de rehauts ocre, contreplats de daim bleu ciel, gardes de daim noisette, première garde ornée d'un rond de peau bleu ciel modifié à l'oeser, couvertures et dos conservés ; étui en demi oasis havane, plats de cartonnage façon bois, intérieur de daim noisette, spectaculaire ensemble signé de Morina Mongin. Très bel exemplaire à toutes marges parfaitement établi dans une reliure de choix restituant l'état d'esprit de l'aviateur en vol pour qui chaque montagne, chaque vallée, chaque maison est "une compagne dont on ne sait si elle est amie ou ennemie".

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        No Hands on the Clock (Signed First Edition)

      New York: William Morrow, 1939. First Edition. First Edition. Very Good in a Good plus example of the scarce dust jacket. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper: "To Margie and Babe / with all my love / Daniel Geoffrey Homes Mainwaring." Book is slightly cocked and a bit shaken, otherwise clean with green titles and design quite bright and unfaded; jacket is worn, with chips at the spine ends (neither affecting the publisher's device or lettering), wear at the extremities, and a diagonal crease across the front panel. Basis for the rapid-fire 1941 B-movie, starring Chester Morris and Jean Parker. A difficult book in dust jacket, and an extremely scarce signature.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Donner à voir EDITION ORIGINALE Service de presse ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1939. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1939, 12x19cm, broché. - First edition, one of the review copies. Precious and beautiful handwritten dedication signed by the author (Andrew) Rolland of Renéville "... the evil of the world is its own evil, the good of the universe his own good." Pleasant copy. Provenance: from André Rolland library Renéville. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Précieux et bel envoi autographe signé de Paul Eluard à (André) Rolland de Renéville : "...le mal de l'univers est son propre mal, le bien de l'univers son propre bien." Agréable exemplaire.Provenance : de la bibliothèque André Rolland de Renéville.

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        The Happy Highwayman

      Hodder & Stoughton, 1939. 1st edition. Hardcover. Very good red boards, pages clean with no foxing save for a few small, occasional spots to the fore-edge, endpapers browned with offset strips. The scarce dustjacket is not price-clipped, has a small chip at the heel of the spine, some small wear at the extremities, some small marks to the spine and light spotting internally. Nine Simon Templar stories, the author's last pre-war Saint book, scarce in the dustjacket.

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        MIKE MULLIGAN AND HIS STEAM SHOVEL

      - BURTON,VIRGINIA LEE. MIKE MULLIGAN AND HIS STEAM SHOVEL. Boston: Houghton Mifflin 1939 (1939). Oblong (9 1/2 x 8 1/2"), pictorial cloth, FINE condition in a dust wrapper that is NOT price clipped (dw has shelf soil, narrow 1/2" wide chip off upper right corner, spine ends slightly frayed else VG+). First edition, first printing of this classic, illustrated with rich colors by the author to accompany the wonderful story of an Irish steam shovel operator and his beloved steam shovel Mary Anne. Burton, along with Sendak and McCloskey is among the handful of author/illustrators of picture books whose talents were equally accomplished in both aspects of creating a successful children's book. Bader (p.199-201) says that "Burton knew exactly what she wanted in a picture book, hers or another's, and she wanted a good deal - information and significant detail as well as the accostomed clarity, humor and imagination. The wonder is that she achieved what she wanted without losing the spontaneity." The result is that her books were read to tatters so very few collectible first editions of this title exist. This is a nice copy in the rare non-price clipped dust wrapper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SUICIDE EXCEPTED

      London: Faber and Faber. 1939. First edition, first printing. Original black cloth with gilt titles to spine, in dustwrapper. A lovely near fine, clean and square copy, the contents without inscriptions or stamps. The binding lightly rubbed at the extremities and the text block edges very lightly spotted. Complete with the near fine lightly rubbed and nicked pictorial dustwrapper. Not price-clipped. A superb example, rare in the dustwrapper. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        SEIHO^ IPPINSHU^

      1939. [PRINT ALBUM] Takeuchi SEIHO. SEIHO IPPINSHU. Kyoto & Tokyo, Unsodo, Showa 12 - 14 [1937 - 9]. 53.2 cm x 42.7 cm. The first series, complete with all 31 prints which were issued in two formats: (1) ten paper fascicules and also (2) tassel-bound by the publisher in brocade covers in book form. Our copy in the latter book form retains the original printed title label ["SEIHO'S MASTERWORKS"], with new brocade covers. In his catalogue of the recent NYPL ehon exhibition, Roger Keyes devotes quite a bit of attention to this work, which he quotes Jack Hillier as naming "one of the most magnificent printing achievements of the twentieth century." Most sets were destroyed, as were the blocks, when the printer's studio in Tokyo burned during the war, making the IPPINSHU very nearly a lost masterpiece complete. Given the circumstances of its creation and destruction, it is assumed that there was but one printing. There are 18 woodcuts, double oban in size, as well as 13 other prints done in collotype, lithography and experimental combinations - all the most advanced techniques of the time are lovingly employed to capture Seiho's art. Though the interleaved tissue is occasionally browned and stained, the prints themselves are for the most part bright and clean, without the foxing usually found with this work. A very important collection and a rarity, complete. All enclosed in a custom clasped chitsu case.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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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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        Typed Letter Boldly Signed With Initials

      ("FDR") 1 page on mint green The White House letterhead, Washington D.C., January 9, 1939, 1 page with integral leaf. 9" x 7". The paper watermarked "Whiting Woven Linen." To Frederick B. Adams. Very good.Adams (1878-1961) was married to Ellen Walters Delano, a first cousin of FDR.Roosevelt thanks Adams for the gift of a fishing rod.

      [Bookseller: George Houle Rare Books & Autographs]
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        Le Mur EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1939. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1939, 12x19cm, relié sous chemise et étui. - First edition, one of the 40 specimens numbered on pure vellum wire, deluxe edition. Binding open black box, smooth back titrated cold Chinese, dishes covered with geometric decoration in perspective mosaic pieces red box, orange and burgundy, black box framing the contreplats, guards and contreplats burgundy suede, all slices golden, preserved covers and backs, shirt half-box black stripes on pink paper old wood, paper bag of old rose wood box lined with black, signed binding C. and JP Miguet, 1985. Signed autograph of the author Raymond Gallimard, Gaston's brother and co-manager Gallimard: "Monsieur Raymond Gallimard in honor of JP Sartre." Provenance: R. and BL library bookplate. Very nice copy of one collection of short stories set in a beautifully Sartre Miguet binding signed. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 40 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin pur fil, tirage de tête. Reliure en plein box noir, dos lisse titré à froid à la chinoise, plats couverts d'un décor géométrique en perspective mosaïqué de pièces de box rouge, orange et bordeaux, box noir encadrant les contreplats, gardes et contreplats de daim bordeaux, toutes tranches dorées, couvertures et dos conservés, chemise en demi-box noir à bandes sur papier de bois vieux rose, étui en papier de bois vieux rose bordé de box noir, reliure signée de C. et J. P. Miguet, 1985. Envoi autographe signé de Jean-Paul Sartre à Raymond Gallimard, frère de Gaston et co-gestionnaire des éditions Gallimard : « à Monsieur Raymond Gallimard en hommage de J.P. Sartre ». Provenance : bibliothèque R. et B. L. avec son ex-libris. Très bel exemplaire du seul recueil de nouvelles de Sartre magnifiquement établi dans une reliure signée Miguet.

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        RETREAT FROM OBLIVION

      New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1939. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo; hot pink cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in black on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 269pp, [3]. Spine ends gently nudged, hint of sunning to upper board edges, with some light offset to endpapers and tiny price (in ink) written at lower rear pastedown; clean throughout - Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.50), with shallow loss to spine ends (not affecting titles), wear to edges and joints, along with several tears with attendant creasing; a Very Good, unrestored example. The author's first published novel, a story of tangled love affairs between a group of New Yorkers, set against the backdrop of the Spanish Civil War and Sino-Japanese War. The novel received favorable enough reviews to encourage Goodis to leave his job at an advertising agency and move to New York to pursue writing full-time. A scarce title in jacket, and one which to date has not been reprinted.

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        XXe Siècle. No.5/6. Edition in English as XXth Century.

      Paris: XXe Siècle,1939. - 4to. Original wraps. Contains 1 original color lithograph by Max Ernst, 1 original color engraving gravure by W. Power, 1 gravure after Gino Severini, 1 etching and engraving by Marcoussis. The wood engraving by Kandinsky is not present. Illustrated artcle "Picasso and the Human Figure" by Paul Fierens. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Typed Letter Boldly Signed to relative

      1939 - ("FDR") 1 page on mint green The White House letterhead, Washington DC, January 9, 1939, 1 page with integral leaf. 9" x 7". The paper watermarked "Whiting Woven Linen." To Frederick B. Adams. Very good. Adams (1878-1961) was married to Ellen Walters Delano, a first cousin of FDR. Roosevelt thanks Adams for the gift of a fishing rod. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Lawless Roads. A Mexican Journey

      London, Longmans. 1939, 1939. First edition, Second issue binding. 8vo. Publisher's red cloth titled in black to spine, lightly sunned to extremities, with light bumping to spine ends. Very good indeed. In a very good example of the dustwrapper, minor soiling to spine panel, light wear to extremities and a couple of areas of shallow shipping to spine ends, a bright, clean and strong example of a wrapper normally seen in very poor condition.

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        ORIGINAL ART: OLD KING COLE FROM MOTHER GOOSE

      DENSLOW, W.W.. DENSLOW,W.W. ORIGINAL ART: OLD KING COLE FROM MOTHER GOOSE. Offered here is a large and wonderful finished pen and ink drawing for Ye Old Time Nursery Rhymes by Mother Goose. Although the book with this title was actually published in 1939 by Baldwin & Strachan in Buffalo when the art was re-discovered (after Denslow's death), the art itself was most likely executed circa 1910 when Denslow was actively illustrating advertising booklets. In their bibliography of Denslow, Greene and Hearn write about this art as follows: "The drawings were discovered in 1939 in the scrapbook of one William W. Reed. Since a man named Horace Reed was connected with Niagra Lithograph Company, it is likely that Denslow drew the pictures for one of his advertising pamphlets. The pictures first appeared in Youth Magazine, a hand-out to patrons of Dodd's Dairy in Buffalo. In issue eleven, this pamphlet was announced as available from Dodd's milkmen for ten cents." Executed on Strathmore drawing board measuring 19 1/2" wide x 14 1/2" high, the image nearly fills the entire space. Although this particular piece is not signed, many of the other pieces we have available are. This is a rare opportunity to own very fine published work by Denslow.

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        ORIGINAL ART: QUEEN OF HEARTS FROM MOTHER GOOSE

      DENSLOW, W.W.. (DENSLOW,W.W.)illus. ORIGINAL ART: QUEEN OF HEARTS FROM MOTHER GOOSE. Offered here is a large and wonderful finished pen and ink drawing for Ye Old Time Nursery Rhymes by Mother Goose. Although the book with this title was actually published in 1939 by Baldwin & Strachan in Buffalo when the art was re-discovered (after Denslow's death), the art itself was most likely executed circa 1910 when Denslow was actively illustrating advertising booklets. In their bibliography of Denslow, Greene and Hearn write about this art as follows: "The drawings were discovered in 1939 in the scrapbook of one William W. Reed. Since a man named Horace Reed was connected with Niagra Lithograph Company, it is likely that Denslow drew the pictures for one of his advertising pamphlets. The pictures first appeared in Youth Magazine, a hand-out to patrons of Dodd's Dairy in Buffalo. In issue eleven, this pamphlet was announced as available from Dodd's milkmen for ten cents." Executed on Strathmore drawing board measuring 19 1/2" wide x 14 1/2" high, the image nearly fills the entire space, signed by Denslow with his characteristic seahorse design. This is a rare opportunity to own very fine published work by Denslow.

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        ORIGINAL ART: TOM, TOM THE PIPER'S SON FROM MOTHER GOOSE

      - (DENSLOW,W.W.)illus. ORIGINAL ART: TOM, TOM THE PIPER'S SON FROM MOTHER GOOSE. Offered here is a large and wonderful finished pen and ink drawing for Ye Old Time Nursery Rhymes by Mother Goose. Although the book with this title was actually published in 1939 by Baldwin & Strachan in Buffalo when the art was re-discovered (after Denslow's death), the art itself was most likely executed circa 1910 when Denslow was actively illustrating advertising booklets. In their bibliography of Denslow, Greene and Hearn write about this art as follows: "The drawings were discovered in 1939 in the scrapbook of one William W. Reed. Since a man named Horace Reed was connected with Niagra Lithograph Company, it is likely that Denslow drew the pictures for one of his advertising pamphlets. The pictures first appeared in Youth Magazine, a hand-out to patrons of Dodd's Dairy in Buffalo. In issue eleven, this pamphlet was announced as available from Dodd's milkmen for ten cents." Executed on Strathmore drawing board measuring 19 1/2" wide x 14 1/2" high, the image nearly fills the entire space. Although this particular piece is not signed, many of the other pieces we have available are. This is a rare opportunity to own very fine published work by Denslow. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        OLD POSSUM'S BOOK OF PRACTICAL CATS

      London: Faber and Faber. 1939. First edition, first printing. Original yellow cloth with red illustration to front board and titles to spine in dustwrapper. A very good copy, a little dusty to spine but titles remaining bright. Internally clean save for some scattered foxing to page edges and a previous ownership label to the front pastedown. The original somewhat worn dustwrapper has a little rubbing and darkening around the spine and edges with a small chip missing from the head of the spine and a couple of short closed tears to edges. Not price-clipped. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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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 nicked at ends, discreet gift inscription to flyleaf (at corner). 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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Grapes of Wrath

      New York, The Viking Press, April 1939., 1939. FIRST EDITION. 8vo.; pp.619. Publisher's cloth in pictorial dust-wrapper. Book is near fine; jacket is very good witrh a few chips and tears, rubbed at joints. No inscriptions or price-clipping. A presentable copy housed in a morocco-backed clamshell box. A key social work from one of America's greatest writers and cultural figures; Forced from their home, the Joad family is lured to California to find work; instead they find disillusionment, exploitation, and hunger. Pulitzer Prize winner. Listed in Time Magazine's 100 Best Modern Novels, also Modern Library's Top 100 Novels [1998] and The Times' NovelList 60 Greatest Books Poll [2013]

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        HANKYVENTURES

      DISNEY, WALT. DISNEY,WALT. HANKYVENTURES. Walt Disney Productions 1939. 4to, pictorial wraps, slight soil on rear cover and lacks string tie else, FINE AND COMPLETE WITH SIX HANDKERCHIEFS, each printed with a different Disney character (Donald, Pluto, Porky, Mickey, Minnie and Dopey). Illustrated in full color on every page by the Disney Studios. Very scarce.

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        The King's Stilts

      Random House, New York 1939 - First Edition, First Printing. The original first edition, second state dust jacket resembles the first state jacket but has a different back flap and a $2.00 price. The First Issue dustjacket has a $1.50 printed price. This unrestored jacket is rich in color with a small 1" intact tear on the front panel. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with the previous owner's name written on the endpaper. Otherwise, there is no marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Ask the Dust

      Stackpole Books, New York 1939 - Oatmeal cloth with brown lettering. Spine lettering lightly rubbed, slight handsoil to boards. "2.50" inked on front pastedown. Endpages/text block edges lightly toned. Board edges lightly bumped. Unclipped jacket in mylar chipped at spine ends/corners, lightly worn at edges, sunned at spine. A tight square copy with unmarked pages, housed in a fine custom clamshell case. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Finnegans Wake

      London, Faber and Faber; New York, The Viking Press,, 1939. Large octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and top edge gilt. Housed in the publisher's slipcase. First UK edition, one of a limited edition of 425 numbered copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf.

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        Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

      London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1939., 1939. FIRST EDITION. Children's literature. 8vo; pp. 45. Elegantly bound in half red morocco over red cloth boards with gilt titles along the spine. A fine copy. Eliot's only book of verse for children; "Old Possum" being a name that Ezra Pound had bestowed upon him. "... 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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        Japanese Wood-Block Printing

      The Sanseido Company Ltd., 1939, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, First Edition Thus, Signed by Author and Illustrator, Illustrated By: Yoshida, HiroshiSize: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall, First English language edition. Printed in Japan at the Sanseido Press. 10.25 x 7.5 inches. Iridescent tan cloth binding, with a crisp, red-stamped emblem to the front board and with red-stamped lettering to the spine. Generally unbumped spine head and tail and with fairly sharp corners, although a trivial bump to the front upper corner. With ix and 136 numbered pages. The appendix consists of a highly useful and informative list of the author's prints with special features and the number of blocks and impressions used. The book with 26 figures, most in B&W. With 13 plates, as called for in the list of plates. Six of the plates are in color and seven in B&W. The frontispiece is a tipped-in color print by Yoshida, "Cherry and Castle," titled and signed by him in pencil in the bottom margin and with an unwrinkled tissue guard. Color Plates IV and V of "A Junk" titled and signed by him in pencil in the bottom margin. Two small and unobtrusive bookplates to the front pastedown. To the rear pastedown is an equally small and unobtrusive sticker from the publisher/distributor in Japanese. Else an exceptionally clean copy, inside and out. The DJ is not clipped but is rubbed and has chipping at the corners and has been crudely repaired along the spine. DJ in a new, clear Mylar over-wrapper. A Very Good copy in a Fair Only DJ. Scarce in any condition. Hiroshi Yoshida [1876-1950] is a highly regarded Japanese artist who specialized in wood-block printing and in painting. Born into the Meiji Era, he mastered the intricate art of the ukiyo-e print, and reinterpreted the form for the 20th century. "He is regarded as one of the greatest artists of the shin-hanga style, and is noted especially for his excellent landscape prints. Yoshida travelled widely, and was particularly known for his images of non-Japanese subjects done in traditional Japanese wood-block style, including the Taj Mahal, the Swiss Alps, the Grand Canyon, and other National Parks in the USA."

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        [ The Discovery of Nuclear Fission ] IN Die Naturwissenschaften Volume 27, 1939

      [ Berlin ]: Julius Springer, 1939. First Edition. Boards. Very Good. First Edition. [1]-862, [i]-XVIII pages. 7 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. Cloth spine over marbled boards. Pasted on paper spine label and pasted down copied portion of volume title on front board. Apparently assembled from individual issues which were later bound into this volume. The XVIII pages in rear include the volume title, contents and index pages. Individual issue wrappers and advertisements appear to have been discarded (as often the case). Signatures were apparently lightly trimmed, and then glued together against rear cloth with minimal stitching (which is starting to come loose in a few places). The advantage? Easy to read with nice margins in the gutter. The disadvantage? The binding will likely split with continued use and require rebinding at some point (one such split is starting at pp 184/5). The volume number '27' inked on front board label. Boards. This volume of "Die Naturwissenschaften" is very important, containing 6 papers related to the Discovery of Nuclear Fission, the first of which documents the experimental realization of the new element barium by bombarding uranium with neutrons. Otto Frisch suggested the name "nuclear fission" after the biological example of binary fission where cells split into 2 separate cells. "In 1938 Otto Hahn (1879-1968), Lise Meitner (1878-1968), and Fritz Strassmann (1902-1980) became the first to recognize that the uranium atom, when bombarded by neutrons, actually split...Meitner, Hahn, and another chemist, Fritz Strassmann, who had worked with the partners since 1929, were deeply involved in identifying the products of neutron bombardment of uranium and their decay patterns. It was generally expected that elements close in atomic number-quite possibly elements with higher atomic numbers than uranium-would be produced. In 1938 Meitner had to leave Berlin because the Nazis were closing in on all people of Jewish ancestry. She soon found a congenial setting for her research at the Nobel Institute in Stockholm. Her nephew, the physicist Otto Frisch, was located at Niels Bohr's institute in Copenhagen. Meanwhile, Hahn and Strassmann found that they had unexpectedly produced barium, a much lighter element than uranium, and they reported this news to Meitner. She and her nephew worked out the physics calculations of the phenomenon based on Bohr's "droplet" model of the nucleus and clearly stated that nuclear fission of uranium had occurred. It was quickly recognized that barium was among the stable isotopes that were the products of the radioactive decay of transuranic elements that must have been initially formed after neutron bombardment of uranium. News of the splitting of the atom and its awesome possibilities was brought by Bohr to scientists in the United States and ultimately resulted in the Manhattan Project. Hahn, Meitner, and Strassmann were not engaged in nuclear weapons research during World War II. At the end of the war Hahn was astonished to hear that he had won the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1944 and that nuclear bombs had been developed from his basic discovery. Later, as director of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (the postwar successor to the Kaiser Wilhelm Gesellschaft), he spoke vigorously against the misuse of atomic energy. Meitner-who many thought should have received the Nobel Prize with Hahn-continued to do nuclear research in Sweden and then England. Strassmann nurtured the study of nuclear chemistry in Mainz, Germany." (Chemical Heritage Foundation website) The six papers are "Über den Nachweis und das Verhalten der bei der Bestrahlung des Urans mittles Neutronen entstehenden Erdalkalimetalle" (pp. 11-15); "Nachweis der Entstehung aktiver Bariumisotope aus Uran und Thorium durch Neutronenbestrahlung; Nachweis weiterer aktiver Bruchstuke bei der Uranspaltung" (pp. 89-95); "Ueber die Bruchstucke beim Zerplatzen des Urans" (pp. 163-164); "Zur Frage nach der Existenz der "Trans-Urane" I. Endgultige Streichung von Eka-Platin und Eka-Iridium" (pp. 451-453); "Weitere Spaltprodukte aus der Bestrahlung des Urans mit Neutronen" (pp. 529-534); "Über einige Bruchstucke beim Zerplatzen des Thoriums" (pp. 544-547). Partington's History of Chemistry, Vol IV page 966-7 also gives a brief overview of "Atomic Fission" and notes some of the intermediate papers necessary for the eventual results. Chadwick's work on the discovery of the neutron in 1932 was a major enabling research component to Hahn, Strassman, and Meitner's work.

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