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        The Origin and Development of Chinese Money

      The China Journal Publishing Co., Ltd., Shanghai, China 1939 - 48 pages. Index. Bibliography. Black and white photographic plates. Contents include: Table of Dynasties; The Barter Trade; Wang Mang (7-22 A.D.); Development of Money from the later Han to the Yuan Dynasty; Mongol and Ming Money; Ch'ing Dynasty; List of Inscriptions on Chinese Cash; The Yang Collection of Chinese Coins of All Dynasties - photos of hundreds of ancient coins. Average wear. Usual library markings. Binding intact. A sound copy of this informative and uncommon reference. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tannenberg. Deutsches Schicksal - Deutsche Aufgabe * G A N Z L E D E R - V o r z u g s a u s g a b e in O r i g i n a l - G a n z l e i n e n - K a s s e t t e samt original Folienumschlag,

      Oldenburg / Berlin, Gerhard Stalling Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1939 - Vollständige Ausgabe in prächtigem Handeinband der Zeit: dunkelblaues Maroquin-Ganzleder / GLdr 4to im Format 21 x 29 cm mit Rücken- und Deckeltitel in Goldprägung, goldgeprägter Liniendekoration des Rückens, Linien-Blindpprägung der beiden Deckel und Kopfgoldschnitt, Text: Fraktur. 247 Seiten, mit 32 Kupfertiefdruck-Abbildungen: farbiges Frontispiz (fotografische Ansicht des Ehrenmals auf Kunstdruck-Tafel) und weiteren 27, teilsweise ganzseitigen Abbildungen, zahlreichen Kartenskizzen, mehreren Architekturskizzen und -plänen, einigen Zeichnungen (deutscher/russischer Infanterist, Ordensschloss Marienburg im Jahre 1914 mit Hindenburg davor) und folgenden fotografischen Abbildungen im Einzelnen: "Deutsche Heerführer der Schlacht bei Tannenberg (insgesamt sechs Generale), Deutsche Schützengräben am Höllental beim Mühlen, Einzelaufnahmen russischer Heerführer, Blick vom Heldenfriedhof Orlau in das Tal der Alle, Ostpreußische Flüchtlinge, Angriffsgelände des XVIII.Armeekorps südlich Lautern, Der entscheidende (deutsche, handschriftliche) Angriffsbefehl für den 28.August (Faksimile-Wiedergabe aus dem Heeresarchiv Potsdam), Die Brücke über den Maranse-Fluss bei Waplitz, Blick vom Heldenfriedhof Dröbnitz, Gefechtsstand von Hindenburg und Ludendorff bei Froegenau während der entscheidenden Stunden des 28.August, Zerstörte Häuser in Hohenstein, Die "Russenfalle" bei Schlagamühle, (doppelseitig) Blick vom Blecks-Berg auf das Dorf Darethen und den Wulping-See (Angriff des I.Reservekorps am 28. August, gleichzeitig typisches Landschaftsbild aus dem Schlachtgelände), Vereitelte russische Durchbruchsversuche: Angriffsgelände der 3.Grenadiere, An der Straße Neidenburg-Willenberg: nach vergeblichen Durchbruchsversuch, Nach der Gefangennahme: General der Infanterie von Francois im Gespräch mit General Klujew (Kommandierender General XIII.russisches Armeekorps), Samsonow-Gedenkstein im Wald südwestlich von Willenberg, General Martos nach seiner Gefangennahme, Russische Kriegsgefangene, Dankgottesdienst nach schweren Kämpfen in Ostpreußen, Zehntausende von russischen Gefangenen bei Reuschwerder, Feldaltar des Hochmeisters Ulrich von Jungingen, zeitgenössische Abbildungen der Schlacht von Tannenberg 1410, Hochmeisterstein und Reste der vom Orden zur Erinnerung an die Schlacht gestiftete Kapelle bei Tannenberg, Gemäldewiedergabe (ganzseitig) "Schlacht bei Großjägersdorf 1757", Gemäldewiedergabe "Schlacht bei Preußisch-Eylau 1807, nach einem Bild im Landratsamt Preußisch-Eylau", Vaterländische Verbände bei der Einweihungsfeier am Ehrenmal Tannenberg, Einweihungsfeier: Generalfeldmarschall von Hindenburg betritt den Ehrenhof des Denkmals, Mackensen bei der Weihe der Ehrentafeln am 25.August 1929 (mit Reichswehroffizieren, vor angetretener Ehrenkompanie), (ganzseitig) Hindenburg und Ludendorff bei der Denkmalsweihe am 18.September 1927, Der Führer und Hindenburg bei der Feier am 27.August 1933 (Hitler in Zivil), (ganzseitig) Der Führer spricht bei der Totenfeier für Hindenburg am 7.August 1934, (ganzseitig) die Beisetzung Hindenburgs am 2. Oktober 1933, (ganzseitig) Das Tannenberg-Denkmal am Tag seiner Einweihung am 18. September 1927, Architekturmodell: Schichtmodell für die Landschaftsgestaltung. Die alte Landstraße Hohenstein-Osterode ist vor dem Denkmal unterbrochen und durch eine neue Straße weiter nördlich ersetzt. Durch einen tiefes Ringstal wird der Denkmalshügel geschaffen. Auf seiner Südseite bildet sich im Tal ein kleiner See / Vogelschau, jetziger Zustand, jedoch noch ohne überdachte Umgänge; der Hof ist um zwei Stufenringe versenkt, die Mitte freigemacht / (ganzseitig) Blick von Nordosten auf das Denkmal. Im Vordergrund eines der vielen russischen Massengräber. Die Landschaft um das Denkmal ist mit einfachsten Mitteln still und ernst gestaltet. Der neu geschaffene Denkmalshügel ist klar zu erkennen) / Blick von Süden über den im Tal neu erstandenen See auf das jetzt auf sanftem Hügel liegende Denkmal / Das Denkmal in der Winterlandschaft

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        Der Vulkan Roman unter Emigranten

      Querido Verlag, Amsterdam 1939 - 721 S., original Ganzleinen etwas schiefgelegen, sonst gut erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tropic of Capricorn

      The Obelisk Press, Paris 1939 - A handsome copy of the 1939 1st edition, in its unrecorded variant binding (with 175.00 francs stamped on the rear panel and no price on the spine). Also includes the publisher's "errata" slip. Bright and well-preserved and very presentable. Clean and VG, with mild darkening --and light scuffing-- along the spine and a light trace of soiling to the rear panel. 12mo, 367 pgs. Miller's triumphant follow-up to "Tropic of Cancer", this time bringing the reluctant ex-patriate back to New York. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Mieux vivre n°2 : LE LAIT

      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. broché Bon état

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        Shell Company: King Fouad Way: Cairo to Alexandria Desert Road.

      Cairo: Shell Company, , 1939. Octavo. Wire-stitched in the original photographically illustrated card wraps. Profusely illustrated with photographs and cartoons throughout the text. A little rubbed on the wraps, separating towards the tail, but overall very good. First and only edition. A pamphlet celebrating Shell's completion of the Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road in November 1939, a project which had taken the company over three years and made them considerably less profit than expected under stringent conditions imposed by an Egyptian government increasingly resentful of British hegemony. In equal parts a brief history of the project and a manual for correct road usage, the foreword strikes an apologetic note: "The road across the desert … has received undeserved criticism and publicity mainly instigated by interested parties … If you have patience to read to the end, you will find that: The road is extremely cheap; it costs no more to maintain than stone roads; It can carry the heaviest lorries and tanks; It is six metres wide like the Suez Road; All accidents so far have been due to unsafe cars and bad drivers" (p. 3). An uncommon record of the latter days of British influence in Egypt, with no other copy traced.

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        The King's Stilts

      Random House 1939 - A near fine first edition (red block stencil on front board) in a near fine dust jacket. Meets all first issue points in Younger Guide to Seuss First Editions. Original price of $1.50 on front flap of jacket and Bomba ad on back flap. One of the most uncommon Seuss books. Housed in a custom-made clamshell case. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Grapes of Wrath

      Macmillan, Toronto 1939 - 619 pp. The first Canadian edition from US sheets. Copyright page reads "First Published in April 1939" and first edition printed on lower corner of front flap of dustjacket. Jacket illustration by Elmer Hader. Some light age-toning to pages; dustjacket has some light edgewear, wear at spine hinges, small chip at top of front flap hinge. Still a superior copy of both book and dustjacket. Scarce in this condition. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An American Exodus: A Record of Human Erosion

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1939 Hardcover First edition, first printing, first issue jacket with Mein Kampf advertised on the rear panel. The dark blue cloth-bound boards are Near Fine with a hint of rubbing to the lower tips and spine ends and a touch of blunting to the upper tips; the cloth is bright and clean, the gilt title to the front and spine crisp and unrubbed. The interior is clean and bright except for foxing to the first three and last four leaves (heavy on two pages, otherwise very light) and there is a dime-sized spot of surface loss to two opposing text pages. The dust jacket is overall Very Good minus with light rubbing to the tips, wear to the heel, a dime-sized chip to the crown, some abrasions to the spine, one short closed tear, and moderate to heavy soiling to the back panel. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Photographs by Dorothea Lange; text by Paul Schuster Taylor. 158 pages; 112 b&w illustrations after photographs; 7.5 x 10.25 inches. Landmark documentary of the hardships in the United States brought on by the 1930s dust bowl conditions and economic depression; an iconic photojournalistic chronicle and one of the most important photobooks produced by an FSA photographer. See: Roth, Book of 101 Books, p102-103; Parr & Badger, Photobook, Vol 1, p142-143; Open Book, p132-133; Auer, 802 Photo Books, p275.

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        Long Island Seafood Cook Book

      New York: The Business Bourse, Publishers. 1939. First. First edition. Octavo. 324pp. Fine in just about fine dustwrapper. Inscribed by Frederick: "To Charles Paoly, Sea Isle Hotel, Miami Beach, with appreciation of the author, J. George Frederick, President Gourmet Society. New York, N.Y. 10/28/83." Frederick's recipes edited by Jean Joyce. A beautiful copy. .

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        The Ten Holy Horrors.

      London; Hodder and Stoughton. 1939 - First edition. 8vo. Near fine in publisher's black cloth titled in red to spine and front board, clean and sharp, minor edgewear and bumping to spine ends. In a near fine dustwrapper, clean and bright with very slight edgewear to extremities and some very light creasing. Unclipped but with a price of 7/6 added in ink to the blank area where the price would normally be printed. Internally clean. A very striking copy indeed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hochfrequenztechnik und Elektroakustik, Jahrbuch der Drahtlosen Telegraphie und Telephonie. Sach- und Namenregister zu Band 1 bis 50, 1913-1937 ( Subject and Name Index, Volumes 1 thru 50).

      Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft m. b. H., Leipzig, Germany 1939 - 162pp, auf deutsch, Index of subjects and names for volumes 1 thru 50, shows the electronic world and its state of art at that time, very unique, very rare issue. In the German language. Volume is slightly splayed. RARE! RARE! RARE! Seller's image, know what you are getting! Pre-packing weight is 1 lb. 9.5 oz . ORIGINAL, NOT A REPRINT OR PHOTOCOPY!! NO Dust Jacket. Has all standard Library markings, pocket, labels, stamps, wear and soil to covers. CLEAN TEXT! See Picture! The Copyright date is 1939 for this 1939 Printing. This volume was purchased through DMRO from the Wright-Patterson Technical Library in the late 1990's. Thank you for your purchase from Sunset Books! Help Promote World Literacy, GIVE a Book as a GIFT!! In stock, Ships from Ohio. Will NOT fit in Flat Rate Priority Envelope! U.S.P.S. Variable Rate Applies. WE COMBINE SHIPPING ON MULTIPLE PURCHASES!!!! SEE PICTURES!!!!! ANY ODD/GREEN TONES ON THE SCANS ARE CAUSED BY MY SCANNER!! All of our Technical/Textbook/Ex-Library volumes were obtained legally through Public or Auction sales. Size: 4to [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Verve an Artistic and Literary Quarterly

      Verve, Paris, France 1939 - Rust-colored cloth binding is sturdy, lightly rubbed at extremities. Corners show mild rubbing. Very small tear to fabric at upper spine edge. No markings or inscriptions and inner bound magazines bright and clean. Spring: Volume 1, Number 2 March-June 1938 (Georges Braque cover) Fall: Number 3 October-December 1938 (Pierre Bonard cover) Number 4 Jan-March 1939 (Georges Rouault Cover. ) Includes original lithographs by: Chagall, Klee, Matisse. Articles by Sartre, Gide, Valéry and Bataille. First-published works by both James Joyce, "A Phoenix Park Nocturne," Hemingway, "The Heat and the Cold" in Vol. 1, No. 2 issue. Please Note: This is a large, heavy volume and will require extra postage for international delivery. ; Volume 1, Numbers Two, Three, and Four [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Step by Step 1936-1939.

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

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        DETOUR: An Extraordinary Tale; and SHADOWS AT NOON: (Two volumes, both inscribed)

      New York:: Macaulay Co., and Ziff-Davis Publ. Co.,. (1939 & 1943).. First edition of both books, each warmly INSCRIBED by Goldsmith to Walter C. Roberts, who worked for Paramount Pictures in various roles, including screenwriter, and whom Goldsmith considered instrumental in launching his career. DETOUR IS INSCRIBED, "To Walter C. Roberts--In friendship and as a belated Xmas gift, your friend, Martin M. Goldsmith. January 3rd 1939," and has Roberts ownership signature on the front pastedown, beneath which he has written "Paramount Pictures, Inc./ Hollywood, Calif" and affixed his bookplate with initials "WCR." SHADOWS AT NOON has a LENGTHY INSCRIPTION, 25 lines in all, which reads in part, "June, 1943 / For Walter Charles Roberts--Here is an advance copy of my newest novel . . . I want you to know I have not forgotten . . . how instrumental you were in launching me. Ever since 1931 you expressed faith in my talent, while others sneered or smiled tolerantly . . . ," signed and with his "care of" address at Alliance Books added in a postscript. Goldsmith was a successful novelist, playwright, and screenwriter, who, in 1952, received an Academy Award nomination for contributing the story for the crime film, "The Narrow Margin." He also wrote for television, turning out episodes of "The Twilight Zone," "Gunsmoke" and "Playhouse 90." He is wrote the screenplay for the 1945 film of DETOUR, starring Tom Neal and Ann Savage, which has achieved considerable acclaim as a defining movie of the film-noir era, despite its low budget. Somehow the novel, long out of print, did not enjoy the same fate. It is a scarce book and rare in dust jacket--this copy at least has the FRONT PANEL OF THE JACKET affixed to the rear pastedown and front flap affixed to the rear endpaper. The cloth binding of this particular copy is odd in that--we assume because of a production error--it is partially missing its smooth finish. In other words, approximately one-half of each board is smooth cloth, while the spine and the rest of the boards are still rough. The book has been noted in both smooth cloth and rough, so perhaps this is the copy that was making it?'s way through production when the change (or error) occurred? This copy is otherwise very good with only light shelfwear and is in a new facsimile dust jacket. SHADOWS AT NOON, with its interesting pictorial-cloth binding depicting the New York City skyline shrouded in fog, shows some minor wear but is still very good to near fine and also in a new facsimile dust jacket. .

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        Rock-Drawings of Southern Upper Egypt II

      London: Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press for The Egyptian Exploration Society,, 1939. (including 'Uwenat). Archaeological Survey of Egypt. Sir Robert Mond Desert Expedition, Season 1937-1938 Preliminary Report. Royal quarto (315 × 245 mm). Original sand buckram, title gilt to the spine. With the dust jacket. Coloured frontispiece and 61 black and white plates, largely from photographs, folding map at the rear. Spine gently rolled. A very good copy in the slightly rubbed jacket with a few minor edge-splits and chips. First edition. A handsomely produced survey of sites found on the west bank of the Nile from Qena to Aswan, Jebel Uweinat and the road leading from the Nile Valley to Dakhla through the Kharga Oasis; volume I related the the previous season's expedition, to the Eastern desert. "The recognition of Egyptian rock art as something that could be closely linked to the archaeologically known cultures of the Nile Valley served as a strong impetus for further research. Several surveys and recording campaigns were organized in Upper Egypt and Nubia during during the last decade of the nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth century. The most celebrated accomplishment in the study of rock art is undoubtedly the work of German ethographer Hans Alexander Winkler in the Eastern and Western deserts of Egypt. Winkler's magnum opus, 'Rock-Drawings of Southern Egypt', is still one of the most important collections of rock-art material from Egypt" (UCLA Encyclopaedia of Egyptology). For the last month of the expedition, Winkler joined the team of O. H. Myers and Major R. A. Bagnold, who were exploring the Gilf el-Kebir and the 'Uweinat, and on returning to Germany was conscripted to the Wehrmacht and killed in action in 1945. An extremely uncommon title in the dust jacket.

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        Pueblo Indian Religion (2 vols )

      Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1939. 1sts, vg in original cloth. Ex-library, but handsome all the same: numbers have been erased from spines, leaving small discolored areas; removal scars on front pastedowns, library blindstamps on ffep's; dj flap text pasted in on rear pastedowns. Gilt on spine very bright, pages bright, text clean and unmarked. Total 1275 pp. incl. index.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

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        Verve an Artistic and Literary Quarterly

      Paris, France: Verve. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1939. First Thus. Hardcover. Rust-colored cloth binding is sturdy, lightly rubbed at extremities. Corners show mild rubbing. Very small tear to fabric at upper spine edge. No markings or inscriptions and inner bound magazines bright and clean. Spring: Volume 1, Number 2 March-June 1938 (Georges Braque cover) Fall: Number 3 October-December 1938 (Pierre Bonard cover) Number 4 Jan-March 1939 (Georges Rouault Cover. ) Includes original lithographs by: Chagall, Klee, Matisse. Articles by Sartre, Gide, Valéry and Bataille. First-published works by both James Joyce, "A Phoenix Park Nocturne," Hemingway, "The Heat and the Cold" in Vol. 1, No. 2 issue. Please Note: This is a large, heavy volume and will require extra postage for international delivery. ; Volume 1, Numbers Two, Three, and Four .

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        Verve: an Artistic and Literary Quarterly Volume 1, Numbers Two, Three, and Four

      Verve, 1939, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Thus. Rust-colored cloth binding is sturdy, lightly rubbed at extremities. No markings or inscriptions and inner bound magazines bright and clean. Spring: Volume 1, Number 2 March-June 1938 (Georges Braque cover) Fall: Number 3 October-December 1938 (Pierre Bonard cover) Number 4 Jan-March 1939 (Georges Rouault Cover. ) Includes original lithographs by: Chagall, Klee, Matisse, Miró. Articles by Sartre, Gide, Valéry and Bataille. First-published works by both James Joyce, "A Phoenix Park Nocturne," Hemingway, "The Heat and the Cold" in Vol. 1, No. 2 issue. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 46247.

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        Phaidros. Leipzig 1939. 4to. 82 S. Ziegelroter Orig.-Maroquinbd. mit Rückentitel u. Kastenvergoldung, Deckelfileten u. Kopfgoldschnitt. (Signiert Gerbers, Hamburg).

      . . Erster und einziger Handpressendruck der Drugulin-Presse, Leipzig. Platons "Phaidros" in der Übersetzung von Rudolf Kassner. In 300 numerierten Exemplaren durchgehend in Rot und Schwarz für den Insel Verlag, Leipzig, gedruckt. Der Text wurde gesetzt aus dem Mittelgrad der Marathon Antiqua, den Rudolf Koch selbst geschnitten hat. Der letzte deutsche Pressendruck strengster Observanz. Ist die Auflage lediglich in Pappbänden erschienen, liegt das Werk hier in einem hervorragenden, ziegelroten Maroquinband von Johannes Gerbers vor. Tadellos erhalten. - Schauer Bd. I,197 u. Bd. II, S. 80-81 mit Abb. - Sarkowski 1250 A. - Wilpert/Gühring 2/48.

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

      1939 - 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. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Gemälde und Plastiken Moderner Meister aus Deutschen Museen. Auktion in Luzern am 30. Juni 1939. Galerie Fischer, Luzern. Braque. Chagall, Derain, Ensor, Gauguin, van Gogh, Laurencin, Modigliani, Matisse, Pascin, Picasso, Vlaminck, Marc, Nolde, Klee, Hofer, Rohlfs, Dix, Kokoschka, Beckmann, Pechstein, Kirchner, Heckel, Grosz, Schmidt-Rottluff, Müller, Modersohn, Macke, Corinth, Liebermann, Amiet, Baraud, Feininger, Levey, Lehmbruck, Matare, Marcks, Archipenko, Barlach.

      Druck: Buch- und Kunstdruck durch die Buchdruckerei Keller & Co. A. G. Luzern,. Auktion Grand Hotel National. Freitag, den 30. Juni 1939. Ca. 32 x 23,7 cm (Schuber). 67 (1) Seiten, zahlreiche schwarz-weiss Abbildungen auf Kunstdruckpapier, späterer Halblederband mit den eingebundenen Original Umschlägen in einem Schuber (signiert H. Pichl). Exemplar aus der Bibliothek von Hans L. Merkle, Stuttgart (mit seinem Exlibris >Feuerbacher Heide< und der Buchnummer auf der Innenseite des Vorderdeckels montiert. Auktionsleitung: Theodor Fischer, Galerie Fischer, Luzern.. Bolliger 2, 78; 4, 194; 9, 704. - Dok.-Bibl. I, 107; II, 203; VI, 281. - ex libris 2, 282. - Holstein 50, 63a; 98, 103a. - Katalog Degenerate Art, The Attack on Modern art in Nazi Germany 1937, Neue Galerie, New York, 2014, darin siehe Seite 119; 248f., Abbildungen 137. - Lose beiliegend das Schätzungsblatt "Ordre des vacations" mit handschriftlichen Auktionsergebnissen und teilweise Angaben des Käufers (4 Seiten). Selten gewordenes Dokument mit hervorragender Provenienz. - Literatur: Barron, "Die Auktion in der Galerie Fischer", in: Schicksal der Avantgarde, Los Angeles/Berlin, Seite 135ff.

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        SÉDUCTION. Jeunes amours. Avec des gravures sur cuivre par un artiste célèbre.

      Aux dépens d'un amateur, pour le profit de quelques autres, 1939 - Bibliophilie, Erotisme et Curiosa (1939) : Séduction. Jeunes amours. Avec 10 pointes sèches érotiques en couleurs. Tirage unique et rare à 99 exemplaires seulement. Superbe exemplaire tel que paru. Exemplaire enrichi des 8 gravures coloriées pour la Semaine secrète de Sapho. ANONYME [illustré par un artiste célèbre] SÉDUCTION. Jeunes amours. Avec des gravures sur cuivre par un artiste célèbre. Aux dépens d'un amateur, pour le profit de quelques autres, 1939 1 volume in-4 (25 x 19,5 cm), en feuilles, 142-(1) pages, sous couverture imprimée et emboîtage de papier rose de l'éditeur. 10 gravures hors-textes en couleurs. Très bon état, proche du neuf. RARISSIME ÉDITION CLANDESTINE IMPRIMÉE A SEULEMENT 99 EXEMPLAIRES. Cette édition de SÉDUCTION, réservée aux souscripteurs et illustrée de (10) gravures originales d'un Artiste célèbre, est strictement limitée à 99 exemplaires. Ils ont été numérotés comme suit : 10 exemplaires numérotés de 1 à 10, auxquels il a été ajouté une suite des gravures et un dessin original. 10 exemplaires numérotés de 11 à 20, auxquels il a été ajouté une suite des gravures. 79 exemplaires numérotés de 21 à 99. Celui-ci porte le numéro 88 au composteur. ON JOINT A CET EXEMPLAIRE : LA SUITE COMPLÈTE DE 8 GRAVURES LIBRES PAR ANDRÉ COLLOT COLORIÉES AU CRAYON DE COULEURS A L&#146;ÉPOQUE, SUITE NORMALEMENT DESTINÉE A ILLUSTRER "LA SEMAINE SECRÈTE DE SAPPHO" (vers 1930). (Voir les 2 dernières photos en fin de fiche). Épreuves avec remarques. Le texte est imprimé en rouge et noir sur beau papier vélin de Lana. Il a été achevé d'imprimer à Paris le 30 avril 1939. Ce texte a paru une première fois en 1935 (Dutel, n°2376) puis une troisième fois au milieu des années 1950 (Dutel, n°2378). Ouvrage condamné pour la première fois le 27 septembre 1961 pour cette troisième édition non illustrée. La première édition également illustrée de 13 gravures en couleurs a été imprimée à 500 ex. environ. Cette édition de 1939, superbement illustrée de pointes sèches rehaussées en couleurs à la main, est sans conteste, et la plus rare (99 exemplaires seulement) et la plus belle. Référence : Dutel, Bibliographique des ouvrages érotiques publiés clandestinement en française de 1920 à 1970, n°2377. Pia, Les Livres de l'Enfer, 1477 (pour la première édition). L'artiste de talent reste un mystère . Texte très libre. TRÈS BEL EXEMPLAIRE, TEL QUE PARU DE CE TRÈS RARE CLANDESTIN DE LUXE ILLUSTRÉ AVEC GOÛT. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        ACME Production Colors. [WITH] Rogers Automotive Color Mixing

      1939. AUTOMOBILES. ACME Production Colors. [WITH] Rogers Automotive Color Mixing. 2 volumes.Thick 4to., 270 x 210 mm, bound in original embossed black and maroon expandable binders, respectively, with company logos. Detroit: Acme White Lead & Color Works, 1939-48.First Edition of two scarce automotive colour sample books recording automobile colours in the years preceding and following World War II, with hundreds of paint samples arranged in sections separated by tabs for various cars: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Lincoln, Oldsmobile, Packard, Plymouth, and more. The Acme White Lead & Color Works was a pioneering developer of the first automotive lacquers besides black, a repertoire of colour that made the company an auto industry leader. Sherwin-Williams acquired Acme in 1920.

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        Tropic of Capricorn

      Obelisk Press, Paris 1939 - First edition of this semi-autobiographical novel, published in February 1939 in an edition of 1000 copies, first issue with price 60 Frs on spine and front flap, with the errata slip tipped in on title page, not to be confused with the variant first edition which differs in leave size and in the lettering on the spine, specifically the addition of a double rule, publisher's device, and the price of 60 francs, banned in the United States until 1961, octavo, 367 pages, uncut, untrimmed, protected in a red matching clamshell cardboard box by Julie Nadot, a near fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Peter Pan

      London: Hodder and Stoughton,, 1939. Quarto. Original green pictorial cloth, titles to spine and front board in gilt, illustrated endpapers. With the dust jacket. With 12 tipped in colour plates with captioned tissues and 17 black and white plates. Light rubbing along spine, in the dust jacket with top end of spine chipped, mild rubbing and sunning to spine, moderate creasing and closed tears to rear panel top edge, chip to lower rear panel edge, closed tear to front edges, mild rubbing to rear panel. A very good copy. First Blampied illustrated edition.

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        Das Polizeiverwaltungsgesetz. Wesen und Grundlagen der Polizei im Dritten Reich. Ein Leitfaden zum Handgebrauch für Studium und Praxis

      Berlin, Freiheitsverlag GmbH, 1939.. . Vollständige Ausgabe im original Verlagseinband (Kartoneinband / Broschur gr.8vo 14,5 x 21 cm) mit Rücken- und Deckeltitel, Fraktur. 191 Seiten mit Inhalts-, Abkürzungs- und Sachverzeichnis, außerdem ein Anhang: das Polizeiverwaltungsgesetz nebst Ausführungsbestimmungen und ergänzenden Verordnungen. Verfasser weisen im Vorwort auf die lebhafte und einschlägige Rechtsentwicklung hin: "Das gesamte Polizeirecht befindet sich im Umbruch. Der Nationalsozialismus hat der Polizei einen völlig neuen Sinn und neuen Inhalt gegeben und das Wesen der Polizei grundlegend geändert. Man wird sich darüber klar sein müssen, daß das kommende Polizeirecht eine völlige Abkehr von den Begriffen und Bestimmungen des alten Polizeirechts bringen wird. Neue Formen des Polizeirechts können nicht in die alten Erscheinungen des Polizeirechts eingefügt werden. Die Begriffsbestimmung der Polizei im neuen Staat wird rechtsschöpferisch aus der nationalsozialistischen Weltanschauung gefunden werden müssen. Das bisherige Polizeirechtssystem wird daher restlos beseitigt werden müssen. Auch das Preußische Polizeiverwaltungsgesetz, das die Aufgabe der Polizei im Verhältnis von Staat und freiem Bürger darstellt und als typisches Ergebnis des Kampfes zwischen Staat und Bürger angesehen werden kann, wird fallen. Zur Zeit gilt es aber noch." Aus dem Inhalt: "Einleitung: Anwendung und Auslegung der gegenwärtig geltenden Bestimmungen des PVG / Erster Teil: Der Begriff Polizei' / I. Die Entwicklung des Begriffes Polizei' / II. Die Polizei, ein Hoheitsrecht des Reiches / III. Die Aufgabe der Polizei im Dritten Reich / Zweiter Teil: Die Organisation der Polizei / I. Die Polizeibehörden in Preußen / II. Der Chef der deutschen Polizei / III. Der Chef der Ordnungspolizei und der Chef der Sicherheitspolizei / IV. Die Geheime Staatspolizei in Preußen / Dritter Teil: Die fachliche und örtliche Zuständigkeit / I. Die fachliche Zuständigkeit / II. die örtliche Zuständigkeit / III. Die Polizeiaufsichtsbehörden / Vierter Teil: Der Aufgabenkreis der Polizei / I. Der § 14 PVG / 1. Die Organe / 2. Der Umfang polizeilichen Handelns / 3. Die polizeilichen Mittel / 4. Der Schutz der Volksgemeinschaft / II. Besondere polizeiliche Sachgebiete / Fünfter Teil: Einzelne Tätigkeitsformen der Polizei / I. Die Verordnung zum Schutze von Volk und Staat / II. Die Verordnung zum Schutze des deutschen Volkes / III. Die Freiheitsentziehung / 1. Die polizeiliche Verwahrung / 2. Die zwangsweise Vorladung von Personen / 3. Die Zwangsgestellung / 4. Die Schutzhaft / 5. Die polizeiliche Haft / 6. Die polizeiliche planmäßige Überwachung und die polizeiliche Vorbeugungshaft / IV. Das Eindringen in eine Wohnung und andere Räume / V. Die Durchsuchung / VI. Die Beschlagnahme / VII. Die polizeiliche Einziehung / VIII. Polizei und bürgerliches Recht / IX. Polizei und Strafrecht / X. Polizei und Wehrmacht / XI. Polizei und Reichsarbeitsdienst / Sechster Teil: Die polizeipflichtigen Personen / I. Das polizeiwidrige Verhalten von Personen / II. Der polizeiwidrige Zustand von Sachen / III. Der polizeiliche Notstand' / IV. Die gesamtschuldnerische Polizeipflicht / V. Die Kosten / Siebenter Teil: Die Polizeiverordnungen / Achter Teil: Die polizeilichen Verfügungen / Neunter Teil: Die Zwangsmittel der Polizeibehörden / Zehnter Teil: Die sonstigen Anordnungen der Polizeibehörden / Elfter Teil: Die polizeilichen Strafverfügungen / Zwölfter Teil: Schadensersatzansprüche aus polizeilichen Anordnungen / Erster Abschnitt: Schadensersatzansprüche aus schuldhaft unrechtmäßigen polizeilichen Anordnungen / Zweiter Abschnitt: Schadensersatzansprüche aus rechtsmäßigen polizeilichen Anordnungen / Dritter Abschnitt: Die Fürsorge- und Schutzpflicht des Dienstherrn / Dreizehnter Teil: Übergangs- und Schlußbestimmungen des PVG." - Vierte, vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage in mittlerer Erhaltung (Einband mimt Knicken und rückseitig Flecken, kleine Einrisse, sonst gut). - Im Anhang ist auch abgedruckt das Gesetz über die Geheime Staatspolizei vom 10. Februar 1936 sowie die amtliche Verordnung dazu.

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        Liquid Stockings

      New York, 1939. Oil painting on board. 20 x 15 inches.

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        Gas Light; Angel Street

      London: Constable & Company; Samuel French. Good/Not Issued. 1939. First Edition. Card Covers. 7.25" X 5" A rare collection of four publications comprising the UK and US first editions of the play together with theatre programs of the first performances from the Apollo Theatre in London and the John Golden Theatre, New York. The 1939 first edition of "Gas Light" is from the library of the actor Derek Glynne who has signed his name on the title page. (n.b., not signed by the author). The play was first performed on December 5th, 1938, at the Richmond Theatre, Richmond (UK) and produced by Gardner Davies; it was subsequently made into a number of films. Octavo; (1-6), 7-83, (84). A Victorian thriller in four acts. This copy is marked "PROMPT" on the front cover and was clearly used for that purpose in an early performance of the play. Marginalia, underlinings, instructions and deletions in pencil throughout the publication giving an insight into the interpretation of the play for this particular production. Some areas of loss to the paper spine, wear consistent with the age and history of the publication but given the somewhat ephemeral nature of the publication it has survived well. The London "Gas Light" theatre programme is in very good condition and contains photographs of the original cast together with period advertisements; the cover artwork is similar to the Constable and Company play publication. The play was published and performed in the US as "Angel Street". The play was published by Samuel French and was first performed in the US in 1942 at the John Golden Theatre, New York. This publication is in very good condition.The Playbill (programme) contains details of the original US cast (Vincent Price played Mr Manningham) together with many period advertisements; small amount of wear but in very good condition given its ephemeral nature. This collection of four publications is very scarce and would be difficult to replicate. Weysprings Books is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) and is bound by the Association's Code of Ethics. .

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        Black Narcissus

      Little Brown 1939 - First edition in its original jacket. About very good condition in a jacket with some loss to the top of the spine, wear to the bottom, and edges and points. First edition is stated and the original price of $2.50 is on on the jacket's flap. Ten short reviews on the back panel. Scarce in the first printing and more so with the first state jacket. Laid in is a card, with compliments of the publisher, stamped " to be published July 14 1939". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ROGUE MALE.

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1939. - First U.S. edition. Fine, tight, clean copy in an especially bright dust jacket with just a trace of rubbing at the extremities. A thriller in which the hero attempts to assassinate an unnamed European dictator followed by his tortured beatings by the Gestapo-like interrogators. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historia De Mi Vida. Con Ilustraciones Del Autor.

      Publicaciones De La Asociación Del Arte Constructivo, Montevideo 1939 - 304pp. - 1 hoja y 1 lámina con el retrato del autor. Muy ilustrado con dibujos entre el texto. Muy conservado ejemplar, solo a destacar un agujero de medio céntímetro por uno, en la portada. Encuadernado con tela conservando las cubiertas originales. Size: 8º [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Briefentwurf.

      [Princeton, 18. XI. 1939]. - 2½ SS. auf 2 Bll. Gr.-4to. An den Vorstand der "League of American Wrighters", dem US-amerikanischen Schriftstellerverband, zu dessen Ehrenpräsidenten Thomas Mann im Juni des Jahres ernannt worden war. - Im November erschien im Bulletin der League der Artikel "France today" von Elliot Paul, den Thomas Mann verwundert "als Letzter und nur zufällig zu sehen" bekam. - "Aber der Aufsatz selbst stellt eine nur zu überzeugende Rechtfertigung dieser Notmaßnahmen dar, denn er beweist die völlige Abhängigkeit des internationalen Kommunismus von der russischen Macht- und Bündnispolitik, er dient nicht etwa sachlicher Information, sondern ist ein Akt stalinistischer Kriegssabotage, eine politische Kampfhandlung gegen die Demokratien zugunsten Hitlers und Stalins". - Besonders diesen Absatz hat Mann in dem Entwurf stark überarbeitet, eine erste Fassung wurde nach zahlreichen Änderungen vollkommen gestrichen und auf dem zweiten Blatt neu begonnen. Auch diese Fassung weicht von der gedruckten Fassung in einigen Passagen und Formulierungen ab. - "Zwischen dieser Gesinnung [seiner eigenen, "anti-totalitären und demokratischen Überzeugung"] und der einer Vereinigung, aus der Manifeste wie der Artikel &#155;France today&#139; hervorgehen, besteht eine solche Übereinstimmung aber offenbar nicht, und so kann ich die mir freundlichst übertragene Ehrenstellung nicht länger als gerechtfertigt ansehen". - Da ihm "laute Demonstrationen widerstehen", bittet er, seinen Namen von dem ihm eingeräumten Ehrenplatz zu streichen [.]". Auch hier finden sich im Entwurf zahlreiche Streichungen und Änderungen. - Der Entwurf entstand wohl noch am 17. November, denn bereits am 18. November diktierte er seiner Frau Katja die endgültige Fassung, am 24. November wurde das Schreiben übersetzt und dürfte kurz danach abgeschickt worden sein. - Für Thomas Manns politische Stellung in seiner Exilzeit und seine Sicht auf das Verhältnis der westlichen Welt zum stalinistischen Russland von ganz enormer Bedeutung. Durch die zahlreichen Bearbeitungen hat der Briefentwurf Manuskriptcharakter. - Gelocht und mit Abdruck einer Büroklammer. Vom Vorbesitzer ehemals im Rahmen präsentiert, daher im Passepartoutausschnitt leicht gebräunt. - Mit Bleistiftanmerkung zum Empfänger und dem Hinweis "Geschenk von Frau Mann 1970". - Thomas Mann, Briefe 1937-1947, SS. 134/135.

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        THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (Original Continuity & Dialogue Script from the 1939 20th Century Fox Film Adaptation)

      Los Angeles: Twentieth Century Fox, 1939. Doyle, A. Conan (Edwin Blum and William Drake, screenwriters). THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES. Los Angeles: 20th Century Fox, August 19th, 1939. Complete original studio-mimeographed 132pp Continuity & Dialogue Script from the 1939 20th Century Fox Film Adaptation starring Basil Rathbone, Ida Lupino, and Nigel Bruce. Original pale blue studio covers with title lettered in black ink on the spine, sporting the penciled number "1848.10" and the red-penciled ownership notation of Ralph de Lara whom IMDb credits as a production supervisor and technical adviser by profession. It seems likely that he had some post-production responsibilities for THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES although it's only a deduction based on the clue of the red-penciled signature. The script is in Very Good condition indeed, the leaves are fresh and the fragile and slightly oversized studio covers have survived nicely with only a minimum of edge-wear and cracking. Edwin Blum (best known for "Stalag 17") and William Drake ("Grand Hotel") are the credited screenwriters. Director Alfred Werker's best known other work is probably the 1948 film noir "He Walked By Night." The story was ostensibly derived from the William Gillette play, however few similarities exist. An eye-appealing artifact from the Rathbone-Bruce era. Please check out the other Sherlock Holmes original screenplays we have in stock.. Signed. Original Manuscript. Original Wraps. Very Good.

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        Esposizione Universale di Roma. MCMXLII - Anno XXø E. F. Edito a cura del Commissariato Generale.Introduzione di V. Cini.

      Commisariato Generale 1939 In 4 quadrotto pp. 88. Con disegni, piante illustrazioni . Stampato con caratteri "Paganini" nelle Officine Chiappini su carta Miliani. Acclusa una carta con Itinerario visita.un invito e un biglietto da visita di V. Cini.Leg. ed. pergamena e oro al piatto. In custodia cartonata.

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        Papermaking by Hand in India

      Quarto. New York: Pynson Printers, 1939. Quarto, 129, (4)pp., plus 27 paper specimens. Title page with photogravure portrait and 84 further photogravure illustrations on 42 unpaginated leaves. Original block-printed Indian cotton over boards with black calf backstrip ruled in blue and lettered in gilt, insignificant scuffing to backstrip, near fine in original slipcase. One of 370 numbered copies signed by Dard Hunter and Elmer Adler of Pynson Printers. A detailed, personal account of the traditional papermaking techniques Hunter observed on his journey through the provinces of India in 1937 and 1938. The prospectus announced it as ?the only record of Indian handmade paper that exists?. The photographic illustrations, beautiful in their own right, record with close attention the daily details of an ancient industry which Hunter found himself documenting in a moment of crisis: ?Unless government encouragement is forthcoming, which is most unlikely, the handmade paper industry of India will be a thing of the past within ten years... I am wondering if these silent and embittered people would be cheerful and contented if they were suffered to go their own way, free from the political influence of Great Britain and from alien religious influence.? Hunter?s work is of pivotal importance in the history of American book making. Immersed in the Arts and Crafts movement at Elbert Hubbard?s Roycroft company, Hunter went on to found the first handmade paper mill in America and to create arguably the world?s first ?one man? books: books he printed on paper he had made with a typeface he had designed, cut, and cast himself. In Chillicothe, Ohio, he founded Mountain House Press and for the next 46 years dedicated himself to the study of papermaking, travelling around the world for his research and authoring 20 books on the subject.

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        The Comedies, Histories & Tragedies

      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1939. 37 volumes. One of 1950 numbered sets. Folio, original pattered paper boards, spines slightly darkened, otherwise very good. Each volume has a different illustrator including Eric Gill, Gibbings, Bawden, Freedman, John Austen, Rackham, Masereel, Gordon Craig, Agnes Miller Parket, Albert Rutherston, Graham Sutherland &c.

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        RUDOLPH'S HANKIES

      H. I. Herzman, Inc., New York 1939 - (Christmas) RUDOLPH'S HANKIES based on the story of The Red-Nosed Reindeer by Robert L. May. New York: H. I. Herzman, Inc., 1939. First edition. 4to - 7-7/8" x 11-5/16". Color pictorial card covers in absolutely amazing condition. [4]p. This book consists of four pages which were formed by folding a large sheet into fourths. We have a condensed version of the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer illustrated throughout with color illustrations. What makes this book so special is that the two inside pages have slits that hold five different HANKIES that are printed with color pictures that further illustrate the story. All hankies are present and appear to have never been removed from the book. The condition of this book is FINE. Rare, especially in such nice condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Map of Love

      1939. Signed. THOMAS, Dylan.The Map of Love. Verse and Prose.London: J.M. Dent and Sons, (1939).First edition in book form, warmly inscribed by Thomas: ?"Bunny, forever, from Dylan. May 1943."With frontispiece portrait of Thomas after the painting by Augustus John. Among the works included in this collection of poems and lyrical prose, which had all appeared in periodicals and which here make up Thomas's third book, are "When all my Five and Country Senses see," "After the Funeral," "Not from this Anger," and "The Mouse and the Woman."Maud, 5.Book fine, dust jacket near-fine with small stains front panel and a few closed tears, and mild toning to spine. A most desirable inscribed copy with an interesting provenance.

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        Finnegans Wake

      London: Faber and Faber,, 1939. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge yellow. With the dust jacket. Light foxing to endleaves and top edge; an excellent copy in the bright, unclipped jacket with shallow chip to head of rear panel and some nicks to extremities. First edition, first impression.

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        Autograph letter signed

      1939. Signed. MITCHELL, Margaret.Autograph letter signed.New Orleans, April 1, 1939.Very rare autograph letter signed from Margaret Mitchell to Harold Latham, who had famously discovered her and her book, about traveling incognito and possibly meeting. Written seven months before the Gone With the Wind premiere.Harold S. Latham, an editor at Macmillan, famously pried the manuscript of Gone With the Wind away from Mitchell on a visit to Atlanta in 1935. On a tour of the South to find new writers, Latham received reports that Mitchell had a manuscript, a fact she repeatedly denied. Then she admitted that although there was a manuscript, it was unfinished. Finally, on the eve of Latham?'s departure, Mitchell showed up at his hotel with the entire manuscript—a pile of papers so large Latham needed to buy an extra suitcase to be able to carry it with him on the train. Although she regretted the action immediately and wrote to Latham asking him to return the manuscript, Latham refused, saying that he was certain that with revisions it would be not only publishable but popular. The story of Latham?'s ?"discovery?" of Mitchell instantly passed into legend and became almost as well known as the book itself. Latham and Mitchell found themselves permanently tied together, both in the public imagination and in their own careers: she was his biggest discovery—none others even came close—and he was the person who she consistently thanked for turning her into a popular writer. That mutual sense of interdependence led to a friendship that lasted for the rest of Mitchell?'s life. Seven months after this letter was written Latham was at Mitchell?'s in Atlanta for the premiere of the film version of Gone With the Wind.The letter, written on stationery from the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans, reads in full: ?"Saturday noon, April 1, 1939. Dear Harold: Your Wire of March 30 has just arrived. Stephens forwarded it by mail. Realizing that your office is already closed, I?'m writing you instead of wiring and hoping that air mail-special delivery stamped will put it on your desk Monday morning. Stephens sent a brief note with your wire saying he had notified you that we were out of town but would probably be back by April 10th. Harold, I do not think we will be home by April 10th unless summoned by some catastrophe such as Miss Susie filing suit against me in Atlanta or an illness in the family. John?'s vacation will extend to about April 20th and it is our present intention to arrive home on or about that date. We expect to leave New Orleans in a day or two and look over the smaller resorts on the Gulf. If we find a quiet one, we will stay there for the rest of our vacation. If not, we?'ll keep moving. For your information, you can communicate with us through Stephens, office address, Peters Building, Atlanta, home address 1401 Peachtree Road N.E. We keep him informed of our whereabouts. Harold, if you can time your visit conveniently for the week of April 23rd, it would be marvelous for you must know how much we want to see you and how disappointed we would be if we missed you. But if your business arrangements are such that the week of the 23rd isn?'t convenient-then we?'ll have to swallow our disappointment and realize that Medora and the others are enjoying you around April 10th. Please do not wire or write us here. I must confess that we are not registered under our own names. This distasteful practice is necessary when traveling if we want to get any peace and rest. Here?'s an amusing happening—we picked New Orleans as the one town in the East or South where we know no one—especially newspaper folks. Arriving here several days ago we found the convention of the American College of Physicians, 1500 strong, in session and most of them registered here. I know practically all the Fulton County (Atlanta) medical association and I believe they are all here. It?'s taken fancy fast work in lobbies and museums to escape them. And while at Antoine?'s for supper last night, we saw one of the heads of a large press association but he didn?'t see us. I?'m afraid we wouldn?'t make good criminals! Forgive this scrawl. I haven?'t written a letter in long hand in years and I?'ve almost forgotten how it?'s done. I hope you will come around the 23rd. Best to you, Peggy.?"Fine condition.

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        [UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPT] THE MATHEMATICAL THEORY OF STATISTICS. An unpublished manuscript of approximately three hundred pages with Appendices. Chapters I-VII ‘Chance’, ‘Univariate Statistics’, ‘The Normal Probability Function’, ‘Sampling’, ‘Bivariate Statistics’, ‘Multivariate Statistics’, ‘Illustrations of the Theory’, plus ‘Appendices’. Additionally an explanatory ‘Statistics Formulae’. Written in legibile ink with some occasional corrections overlaid, Enclosed in two box files

      N.d. c.[1939-1944]. . An unpublished manuscript from the noted English mathematician & crystallographer Harold (Hilton) Simpson. ?'Professor Simpson contributed many important articles on various topics to mathematical and scientific periodicals; in addition, he has written four valuable books?' Nature 154, 265-265 (26 August 1944). The top sheet of each chapter has in pencil ?'fit for press?', the only conclusion we can reach is that because of wartime paper shortages the work never reached publication. Harold Hilton (Simpson), (until 1939 his surname was Hilton). Born: Ickham, Kent, England, 22 October 1876; Died: Oxford, England, 4 April 1974 English mathematician & crystallographer. From 1895 to 1898, Hilton studied at Oxford, eventually receiving his D.Sc in 1913. In 1902, he became assistant lecturer in mathematics at the University of Bangor, in North Wales. In 1907, he accepted a position as assistant professor of mathematics at Bedford College, London. Finally, in 1912, Hilton became professor of maths at the University of London where he remained the rest of his career. In 1939, he changed his last name to Simpson. The Royal Holloway at University of London still awards annually The Simpson Prize in his memory, awarded to a first-year undergraduate in the Department of Mathematics in recognition of outstanding academic effort or achievement. His published works are as follows: ?'Mathematical Crystallography And The Theory Of Groups Of Movements?' published by The Clarendon Press, 1903; ?'The theory of groups of finite order?' published in 1908; ?'Homogeneous linear substitutions Oxford?' published by Clarendon Press 1914; and finally ?'Plane algebraic curves?' published in 1920. Included are some early letters to Mrs Dorothy Simpson nee Elliott. Simpson met her when regularly taking tea with her uncle the renowned mathemetician Edwin Bailey Elliott (1851?-1937). Simpson married her (his second wife) in 1962. The eleven letters date from 23rd December 1940-24th December 1953, many accompanying a small gift for a birthday or christmas, one of particular interest includes an allegbraic problem of 12 pennies (11 sound and 1 faulty). With another letter from the musicologist Margaret Deneke (1882?-1969), replying to a ?'sympathy?' letter ?'My Dear Dorothy [Simpson]?' had sent regarding the recent death and loss of Ernest Walker (1870?-1949), the highly talented musicologist who made his home with the celebrated Deneke sisters at Gunfield 19 Norham Gardens and had died in 1949, (Ms Deneke later penned a biography of Ernest Walker published by OUP in 1951). Additional postage may be necessary US$4208

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        Typed Manuscript Signed

      1939. Signed. LEWIS, Sinclair.Typed Manuscript Signed.Detroit: February 23, 1939.Fine typed sentiment by Sinclair Lewis--"The struggle today is not one between communism and fascism; it is a struggle between tolerance and bigotry"--signed by him and handsomely framed with a portrait."The struggle today is not one between communism and fascism; it is a struggle between tolerance and bigotry—bigotry preached equally by communism and fascism. Here in this country the worst Fascists are those who, disowning fascism, preach enslavement to capitalism under the cloak of liberty and the constitution. They steal not only wages but honor. It rests with the liberals and the tolerant to preserve our civilization. Everything of importance in this world has been accomplished by the free inquiring spirit and the preservation of that spirit is more important than any social system. That spirit must prevail. So long as it does it won't happen here."Sinclair Lewis never did get to fulfill his ambition to write a novel about political idealism, but he did state his views about liberalism in his anti-Fascist novel that was published in 1935, It Can't Happen Here--the same views that he succinctly expresses in this manuscript. In this tour de force, applauded by many for its point of view, he wrote in one passage: "More and more, as I think about history… I am convinced that everything that is worth while in the world has been accomplished by the free, inquiring, critical spirit, and that the preservation of this spirit is more important than any social system whatsoever. But the men of ritual and the men of barbarism are capable of shutting up the men of science and of silencing them forever." Again, in late 1938 and early 1939, after his anti-Communist novel The Prodigal Parents was published, "in his lectures and interviews, Lewis was pleading for individualism and independent judgment and struggle against the conformist barrage of press agents, salesmen, radio and motion pictures, every kind of propagandist organization, including organizations to fight propaganda" (Mark Schorer, Sinclair Lewis: An American Life). Framed in ivory, gray and antique gilt, with a photograph.Written in very light ink. Fine condition.

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