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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. Im Vordergrund Massengrab von 200 russischen Soldaten / Der Ehrenhof des Reichsehrenmals / Der Eingang der Hindenburggruft. Die Umgangsmauern sind jetzt noch etwas erhöht und überdeckt worden; die Tieferlegung des Hofes zwang zu dieser Maßnahme / (ganzseitig) Der Eingang zur Gruft, darüber der Hindenburgturm / Blick aus dem Feldherrnturm / Blick aus dem Feldherrnturm zum Hindenburgturm / Gedenktafel in Bronze, Entwurf der Professoren W. und J.Krüger, Ausführung Bildhauer Paul Birr(Berlin), für die Reserve-Infanterie-Regimenter 2 und 9 / Gedenktafel in Bronze (ebenfalls von den Prof.Krüger und dem Bildhauer Birr) \"Den Kämpfern von Tannenberg Res.Feld-Art.Rgt.Nr.36\" / Gedenktafel in Bronze (dito) \"Im Verband der ersten Kavalleriedivision kämpften bei Tannenberg…\" (darunter die Namen von 14 Feldeinheiten) / Gedenktafel in Bronze für das Grenadier-Regiment König Friedrich der Große (Ostpreußisches Nr.4, 1626), von Bildhauer Walter von Hattingberg (München) / Vorraum zur Gruft Hindenburgs (Wappen der Familie von Hindenburg und Beneckedorff über dem Grufteingang, von Bildhauerin Ch.von Lewinsky, Hoheitszeichen von Prof.Ulfert Janssen(Stuttgart) / Nebenraum der Gruft Hindenburgs mit Soldatengrab. Plastik des Kriegsfreiwilligen, von Bildhauer Professor Bleeker(München), Glasfenster von Maler Hans Uhl (Berlin) / (ganzseitig) Soldatengrab neben der Gruft Hindenburgs. Ruhender Landwehrmann, von Bildhauer Professor Bernhard Bleeker(München) / Kriegsfreiwilliger, Plastik am zweiten Soldatengrab neben der Gruft Hindenburgs, von Bildhauer Professor Bleeker(München) / Die steingewölbte Gruft, erleuchtet durch Kerzen. Gestalter der Bronze-Sarkophage Prof.Otto Hitzberger (Berlin) / (ganzseitig) Standbild des Generalfeldmarschalls von Hindenburg, ausgehauen aus einem Porphyrblock, von Bildhauer Professor Bagdons / Das Innere des Fahnenturms mit den Fahnen der an der Schlacht von Tannenberg beteiligten Regimenter / Bronzene Eingangstüre in den Hindenburgturm, Schriftentwurf von Professor Tobias Schwab / Blick in den Feldherrnturm; im Kreise aufgestellt Büsten aller selbstständigen Führer der Schlacht von Tannenberg / Die Ideenskizze für das Innere des Soldatenturms, Entwurf der Professoren B. und J. Krüger; der Mosaikfries hierzu vom Maler Hans Uhl ist in Arbeit.\" - Mit Vorwort von Führer und Reichskanzler Adolf Hitler (vom 2.Oktober 1935: \"Die sterbliche Hülle des im vorigen Jahr heimgegangenen Generalfeldmarschalls von Hindenburg ist heute an dem Tage, an dem er vor 88 Jahren geboren ist, in die für ihn im Tannenberg-Denkmal . . .(Exemplar in sehr guter Erhaltung; Fortsetzung der Beschreibung s.Nr.116721!) Versand D: 5,90 EUR Luxuseinband, Ganzlederband, Prachtband, Handvergoldung, deutsche Kunstbuchbinderei, deutsche Zeitgeschichte, Kriegsgeschichte, Militär, Militaria, Deutsches/Drittes Reich, Heldengedenken, Totengedenken im Nationalsozialismus, Deutschtum im Osten, deutscher Volkstumskampf mit den Slawen, ostpreußische Weihestätte, deutsches Kunsthandwerk, Feldherrnstandbild /-statue, illustrierte Bücher, Siegesdenkmal, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut

      [Bookseller: Galerie für gegenständliche Kunst]
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        The Conquest of The Arctic.

      London: Harrap, 1939., 1939. SIGNED FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp. 284. Bound in publisher's light blue cloth titled in pale silver to spine, in a pictorial dustjacket depicting modes of transport heading towards the North Pole. Cloth in excellent condition with limited signs of wear. Endcaps a little pushed, with superficial rubbing here and there. Textblock externally spotted, but clean throughout. Dustjacket is excellent: bright, clean, unclipped, with a few small closed tears and chips, and a little soiling to the rear panel. A visually striking book. Author's red pen inscription to the front flyleaf reads: 'To Mr. Hugh W. Ewing / With the sincere compliments of the author / 15.01.42 / Louis Segal'. Ewing was the author of the 'First Books for Home and School' in the 1940s. Segal's work is a scholarly account of passages into the Arctic, from the ancients to more modern accounts. Thrilling rescues from treacherous ice floes and feats of daring-do are waiting to be found inside this item.

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        The identity tag or pass of one Richard Green, a prisoner of war of the Japanese during the Second World War

      - It is a piece of white cloth (approximately 80 x 86 mm, slightly unevenly cut on all sides, with the top 6 mm turned over), printed with an unidentified emblem in the centre. This is a five-pointed white star set within, and almost to the circumference of, a 50 mm red circle; in essence, it resembles the Japanese national flag surmounted by a white star. Japanese text is printed in black down both sides and across the bottom margin. The cloth is in excellent condition, apart from some light stains. It has been inserted in a sheet of rigid cellulose nitrate sheet film; this has been folded in half along the top edge, with a metal eyelet pierced through it near the centre of the fold, and machine-stitching along the left and bottom edges (only a small portion of the fine thread remains). 'Eastman-Nitrate-Kodak 3' is imprinted on one edge, which also has the V-shaped notches identifying nitrate film. (Due to the inherent instability of cellulose nitrate, production of portrait and commercial sheet films was discontinued in 1939; aerial films followed in 1942. Its use here would appear to be as recycled obsolete material.) The sheet film is a little marked and uniformly discoloured yellow, with a short split near the eyelet, but essentially it is also in excellent condition. The right-hand column of printed text can be translated as 'Enemy released under oath'; the name 'Richard Green' on the left-hand side, and the number '56' at the bottom, have been added by hand in black ink. A thorough search through information on prisoner of war relics located approximately fifty examples of means of identification of prisoners of war. The great majority are metal tags engraved with a unique identification number (often the soldier's service number), the prisoner's country of origin, and whether he is an officer or enlisted man. However, examples in institutional collections show that a bewildering range of other formats and materials (including wood, paper, bamboo, plastic and - rarely - cloth) was used; very few examples mention the prisoner by name. Our research has discovered at least three Richard Greens who were interned by the Japanese - an Australian (NX73681 Private Richard Harold Green, 2/19th Battalion, who was in Changi Prison), and two Americans (one a Captain and one a civilian, both interned in the Philippines) - and there may well have been more. We cannot assign this tag with any degree of certainty to any particular individual, or even to any particular country of imprisonment, but ongoing research makes it unlikely that it was issued to the Australian private. Recent correspondence from Dr Kaori Maekawa, one of the POW Research Network Japan members living in the Netherlands, refers to a similar item in the collection of the Netherlands Institute of War Documentation (NIOD). The small cloth tag has the same star motif and printed text ('Enemy released under oath'), with the handwritten name and number 'Zaalberg 733'. This is attached to an armband on which is written 'Interpreter, P.H. Zaalberg, M.K.K.' (the latter being possibly the institution where Zaalberg worked as an interpreter). Dr Maekawa knows of a number of cases where civilians or POWs were taken as interpreters or engineers, and were granted the status 'Released on oath' by local Japanese Military Administration authorities. Apart from the fact that this item was purchased privately in Australia some decades ago, the provenance of this prisoner-of-war identity tag remains a mystery; however, its very existence is in itself remarkable. Use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability.

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        Autograph manuscript poem signed

      1939 - AUDEN, W. H. Autograph manuscript poem signed. No place, no date [circa 1936]. Octavo, one leaf, written on one side only, 20 lines, five verses in black ink. $8500.Autograph manuscript of the first published version of Auden’s classic poem “Autumn Song” (here untitled) in Auden’s hand, signed by him and with an interesting correction. When Auden initially wrote out the poem, he mistakenly omitted the third verse. He then went on to include this verse beneath his signature, drawing an arrow to its proper place, with his note “Sorry, I forgot this verse (I have no copy here). W.H.A.”“Autumn Song” initially appeared in Auden’s 1936 collection Look, Stranger! In the coming years, Auden revised the poem substantially, with line alterations in the second, third and fourth stanzas, and a completely rewritten final stanza. The revised poem is now usually found in collections and anthologies, such as Mendelson’s definitive edition of Auden’s Collected Poems. This fair copy, however, hews closely to the earliest published version, indicating that it was probably written out sometime closer to the 1936 publication date, before the poet had considered revising. The poem reads in its entirety:“Now the leaves are falling fast,Nurse’s flowers will not last;Nurses to the graves are gone,And the prams go rolling on.“Whispering neighbors, left and right,Pluck us from our real delight;And the active hands must freezeLonely on the separate knees.“Dead in hundreds at the backFollow wooden in our track,Arms raised stiffly to reproveIn false attitudes of love.“Starving through the Iron WoodTrolls run scolding for their food;And the nightingale is dumb,And the angel will not come.“Cold, impossible, aheadLifts the mountain’s lovely headWhose white waterfall could blessTravellers in their last distress.” In this manuscript version Auden inadvertently omitted the third verse. He then included it at the end, beneath his signature, with an arrow indicating where it should be inserted, with a brief apology to the recipient: “Sorry, I forgot this verse (I have no copy here).” He has initialed this note. “Iron Wood,” in the first line of the fourth verse, appeared in the published version of this poem as “leafless wood.” Faint fold lines. Fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Outsider and Others

      Sauk City: Arkham House, 1939 - One of the most important publications in the history of the genre. Virtually unknown during his lifetime except to a small group of young admirers, Lovecraft's fame has steadily risen since his untimely death at the age of 46. Today his influence on the modern literary imagination is inestimable, and his praises have been sung by such diverse writers as Joyce Caol Oates, Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, and Jorge Luis Borges. He was the first genre writer to have his work collected in the Library of America, and his works have inspired a number of films and countless literary imitations. This book, one of only 1200 copies printed, introduced Lovecraft to his first wider readership, and was hailed instantly as a classic. A fine copy in the original dustwrapper illustrated by Virgil Finlay. The jacket has a very small chip to the base of the spine panel, which has the remnants of a small old tape reinforcement to the interior. There is some light shelfwear at the head of the spine and the points. A superior example of a rare and desirable book. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Profits, Interest, and Investment.

      London: George Routledge and Sons, Ltd,, 1939. And other Essays on the Theory of Industrial Fluctuations. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. A small red ink stamp of Katayama's Library to title page and a couple of acquisition stamps in blue ink to rear free endpaper. Extremities slightly rubbed, inner hinges a touch tender, light foxing throughout. A very good copy in a slightly rubbed jacket with toned spine panel, nicked and creased extremities, and a closed tear to the front joint. First edition of this collection of seven essays on industrial fluctuation, the first of which, "Profits, Interest, and Investment" was published here for the first time. This essay extends and refines the main argument that Hayek made in the lecture series published as Prices and Production in 1931, restating it "on somewhat different and more realistic assumptions and in less abstract forms".

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        [Journal]: Notes on the Period of August and September 1939 at the Start of the European War of 1939

      (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). 1939-1941. Small black three-ring binder. Quarto. Binding is very good with wear to the edges and the bottom front joints starting. Contents very good with reading wear at the ring holes and some modest toning and offsetting. Contains roughly 350 densely-typed pages, both recto and verso, with occasional ephemera mounted throughout. More than 150,000 words, and appears complete. An extraordinary vernacular history of the outbreak of World War II. Though the title page suggests a diary covering only a brief period, the project seems to have quickly outgrown Bacon's original intentions. From the German invasion of Poland (September 1, 1939) through the bombing of Pearl Harbor, for more than two years Bacon records the latest news and developments from Europe and elsewhere.Summarizing (and sometimes transcribing) both radio reports and newspaper headlines, Bacon writes clearly and with a strong narrative, often deftly juggling multiple developments throughout the world. Bacon's father appears to have been a prominent Quaker from the Philadelphia area, which may account for his obsession with the war. He attended Haverford College from 1920-23. Curiously, the Haverford yearbook contains this remembrance of Bacon: "[B]y no means the least marvelous of his accomplishments is his uncanny ability to sit down at a typewriter and tear off unlimited numbers of theses at the terrific rate of nearly a thousand words per hour."An intriguing day-to-day account of the war by a Philadelphia pacifist. .

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        The Grapes Of Wrath - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      New York: Viking Press. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1939. First Edition; First Printing. Original Cloth. A beautiful first printing of the first edition in just about Fine condition with the original first edition dust-jacket with price ($2.75) stated, Near Fine condition with vibrant color front and back, slight chipping along spine ends and expected rubbing at only very mildly darkened spine. Original beige cloth, top edges stained yellow. Goldstone/Payne A12a; John Steinbeck's great American modern novel tells a timeless and universal story of man's struggle against injustice and inhumanity. Set in Oklahoma, where crops were destroyed by the Dust Bowl, the bank that owns the land the families have lived and worked on for so long is pulling out, in some cases actually destroying their homes. The displaced Joad family heads to California, where supposedly there are lots of jobs for farmers. Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature and obtained the 1940 Pulitzer Prize for this title .

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        Death of His Uncle.

      London: Constable & Company Ltd,, 1939. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine silver. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, some spotting to boards, edges and contents foxed, a couple of glue spots to rear pastedown. A very good copy in the bright, price-clipped, jacket strengthened on to verso with a manila envelope, extremities a little creased with a few short closed tears and minor loss to foot of spine. First edition, first impression. Scarce in the jacket, this is the fourth book featuring the sleuth Malcolm Warren. With the name of Professor Richard MacGillivray Dawkins (1871-1955) and "Exeter College" inscribed on the verso of the dust jacket; he was Director of the British School at Athens, the Bywater and Sotheby Professor of Byzantine and Modern Greek Language at Oxford, and Fellow of Exeter College, which was previously attended by Kitchin, where he read classics.

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        Minotaure 12-13 *

      A. Skira, Paris 12.5.1939. - Broché 32 x 25, couverture illustrée de compositions tricolores d'André Masson. Menus frottis au dos et aux charnières. Riche iconographie en noir et en couleur. Entre Lichtenberg et Giono (?), une belle et copieuse livraison hantée par la présence attentive d'André Breton.Autres numéros habillés par Roux et Magritte sur demande. ou fac-similés de collection complète en versions Skira ou américaine.

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        The Grapes of Wrath

      New York: The Viking Press, 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition, first printing. About Very Good, in dust jacket with $2.75 and "first edition" statement on the front flap. Gift inscription on front free end paper. Corners bumped, with light fraying to cloth. Dust jacket shows light soiling and edge wear, with a chip at the top of the spine and one to the rear panel. First edition, in a first issue dust jacket.

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        Gas Light

      Constable 1939 - Scarce first impression, 1939, of Patrick Hamilton's famous play. Softcover with flaps (no hardcover issued) in VG+ condition. There is toning and minor marking to some pages but nothing remarkable. The binding is firm. The cover also has some toning but no other markings. There is a slip to page facing copyright page referring to the fee for amateur representation of the play. Please see pics. The book comes in a slightly worn, cheap but useful customised slipcase. Paypal accepted. Any questions please get in touch. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Big Sleep

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1939 - Orange cloth with blue lettering, darkened topstain. Stated first edition. Spine ends/corners rubbed/frayed. Edges rubbed. Glue darkened at endpages. Binding a bit tender. Unmarked. DJ in mylar with $2.00 price dampstained to back panel, chipped at spine ends/corners with 3cm loss to spine foot, rubbed folds, toned spine. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor.

      Country Life, 1939. - 1st Edition. Pictorial boards a little soiled as usual when lacking the dust wrapper but a Very Good copy with very little of the usual browning to the end papers. Supplied with a facsimile dust wrapper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Religion: The Negro's Contribution in the Social and Cultural Development of America.

      Washington, D.C., ca. 1939. - Conté crayon drawing on Illustration board.14 x 10 inches. Authenticated by the artist's son Tony Sheets on the verso. One of four drawings for murals at the Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C. Literature: Millard Sheets. One-Man Renaissance by Janice Lovoos and Edmund Penney, p. 148.

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        Ask the Dust

      Stackpole 1939 - First Edition, First Printing, SIGNED by John Fante on a laid in signature. An attractive copy of this original dustjacket without the ubiquitous fading to the spine found on most copies. This rare dustjacket is vibrant in color, with minor chipping to the spine and edges. Otherwise, a splendid dustjacket seldom found in such nice condition. The book is in amazing shape. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with light wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean, with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy of this true first edition with the original first issue dustjacket. We buy quality books of this nature. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Diego Rivera. His Life and Times.

      New York & London: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1939. Octavo. Original blue buckram, title gilt to the spine with decorative bands, device in blind to the front board, top edge purple. Coloured frontispiece and 96 black and white plates, line-drawings to the text. The slightest of shelfwear, pale toning, else very good. First edition. This copy inscribed on the half-title, in translation; "To my dear friend Bernardo Collins who is hosting my painting in his house, kindest regards, Diego Rivera, July 16, 1944". Bernard "Barney" Collins was a New Mexico-born industrialist and philanthropist with interests in textiles and mining, who divided his time between California and Mexico City, and who was a keen collector with works by Picasso, Dufy, Buffet, de Chirico, and the Mexican Muralists, Rivera and Alfaro Siqueiros. The picture mentioned in the inscription is most likely the superb 1942 Vendedora de Flores, which most recently sold at auction in 1991 for $2,780,000, although Collins also owned a smaller watercolour treatment of this central motif of Rivera's art. Loosely inserted photo-reproduced 1943 "letter of introduction" from Rivera to Gina Berveiller, explaining that Collins and his wife will be coming by with two friends "who would like to buy something of mine". Berveiller's husband Michel was director of the Liceo Francés in Mexico City and one of the founders of the publishing house Ediciones Quetzal, the couple were prominent figures of the local left-wing avant garde. An excellent copy with attractive provenance.

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        J R Capablanca Letter to Mario Figuerdo

      One page hand written letter (11" x 8 3/4") on ruled paper to Mario Figuerdo dated February 14, 1939. Signed by Capablanca in his bold hand at the bottom of the letter.In the letter Capablanca discussed Alekhine and responds to many discussions which were written to him by Figuerdo in an early letter. A postscript asking Esteban Valderrama that he is expecting hs photograph.Esteban Valderrama y Pena (1892 ?" 1964) had a major role in Cuba's art history and is considered the greatest portrait artist that Cuba ever had. He received a Doctorate degree in fine arts and in education. He became a professor in Academias Nacional de Bellas Artes de San Alejandro, La Habana, Cuba and eventually became its director for many years. He designed the Cuban 1 Peso coin for the country in 1953 during the Centenario de Jose Marti. Almost every major Cuban artist was educated or inspired by Valderrama at some point in their life, including the Vanguard era painters. On November 1, 1951 seven stamps were issued in Cuba as part of the 30th anniversary of Jose Capablanca winning the world chess championship from Emanuel Lasker in 1921. This was the first portrayal of a chess player (Capablanca) on a stamp. Two stamps of Capablanca are based on a portrait by the Cuban artist E. Valderrama.José Raúl Capablanca y Graupera (19 November 1888 ?" 8 March 1942) was a Cuban chess player who was world chess champion from 1921 to 1927. Considered one of the greatest players of all time, he was renowned for his exceptional endgame skill and speed of play. He was exceptionally difficult to beat, losing only 35 first class games in his entire career. Born in Havana, he beat Cuban champion Juan Corzo in a match at the age of 13 years. His defeat of Frank Marshall in a match in 1909 earned him an invitation to the 1911 San Sebastian tournament, which he won ahead of players such as Akiba Rubinstein, Aron Nimzowitsch and Siegbert Tarrasch. After several unsuccessful attempts to arrange a match with the then world champion Emanuel Lasker, during which he had a strong series of tournament results, he finally won the title from Lasker in 1921. Capablanca was undefeated from February 10, 1916 to March 21, 1924, which included the world championship match with Lasker. Capablanca lost the title in 1927 to Alexander Alekhine, who had never beaten Capablanca before the match. After unsuccessful attempts to arrange a return match over many years, relations between them became bitter. Capablanca continued his excellent tournament results in this period but withdrew from serious chess in 1931. He made a comeback in 1934, with some good results, but also showed symptoms of high blood pressure. He died in 1942 of "a cerebral hemorrhage provoked by hypertension".Condition:.Age darkened to right edge, some tears and chips from the left edge, appears to be torn from a complication of manuscripts which is possibly from the Rosendo Romero/Mario Figuerdo collection used my Miguel Sanchez in his book José Raúl Capablanca: A Chess Biography. Signed in Capablanca's bold hand else a very good copy.

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        IL TELEGRAFO. Quotidiano livornese. Raccolta di oltre seicentocinquanta numeri del periodo bellico, tra il 1939 e il 1943. 1939-1943.

      Livorno - Interessante raccolta che ripercorre giorno dopo giorno le vicende della seconda guerra mondiale. Numerosi fascicoli consecutivi, ben conservati. Il giornale contiene quotidianamente la "Cronaca di Lucca". 21600 gr.

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        CARSON OF VENUS .

      Tarzana, California: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Publishers, [1939] - Octavo, pp. [1-2] [1-4] 5 [6-8] 9-312 [313: ads] [314-318: blank] [last two leaves are blanks], six inserted plates with illustrations by John Coleman Burroughs, original blue cloth, front and spine panel stamped in orange, top edge stained red, other edges rough trimmed. First edition. ". the third and by far the finest book in the series [of Venus novels]." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 298-302. Heins CV- 1. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. A fine copy in fine first state (laminated) dust jacket. A very sharp copy. This copy is signed by Florence Gilbert Burroughs, the dedicatee, and presented to a Burroughs Bibliophile by "his friend" Eddie Gilbert, on the dedication page. (#151449) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Passion. Eaux-fortes originales en couleurs et bois dessinés par Georges Rouault.

      Paris: Ambroise Vollard. Original edition. 1939 - Folio. 45.5 x 34.5 cm. Sheets loose as issued in custom made chemise and slipcase. One of 245 numbered copies on Montval paper. With 17 original color etchings hors texte and 82 wood-engravings in the text. Chapon, Le livre des livres de Rouault, pp. 162-185; Chapon, Oeuvre Gravé, pp 166-205, nos. 257-273; Rauch, Les Peintres et le Livre, 1867-1957, no. 155; Garvey, The Artist and the Book,1860-1960 no. 272.

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        A COFFIN FOR DIMITRIOS.

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939., 1939. First U.S. edition. Near fine in an unusually bright dust jacket with none of the usual fading. Light professional restoration to spine ends, corners, and extremities. A Haycraft-Queen cornerstone title. A splendid story of espionage in which Dimitrios, a Greek fig-packer, has been hunted for two decades in most countries of central Europe as his name is involved with crimes of espionage, assassination, white slavery, drugs, and the like. Basis for the 1944 film directed by Jean Negulesco, with the story adapted for the screen by Frank Gruber, and starring Sydney Greenstreet, Zachary Scott, and Peter Lorre. A sharp collector's copy of a premier story of espionage.

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        Literaturgeschichte des Deutschen Volkes. Dichtung und Schrifttum der deutschen Stämme und Landschaften * G A N Z L E D E R - H a n d e i n b a n d / 4 G A N Z F R A N Z B Ä N D E,

      Berlin, Propyläen-Verlag, 1939 - 1941. - Vollständige Ausgabe in eleganten, schweren, aufwendig hergestellten Handeinbänden der Zeit: vier Halblederbände (rotes Halbleder / HLdr) im Format 20 x 28,5 cm jeweils mit handgestochenem Kopfband, Lederecken, Rückentitel in Goldprägung, vier erhabene Doppelbünde, Handmarmor-Bezug der Deckel, Liniendekoration des Einbandleders in Goldprägung und Kopffarbschnitt. XXI + 709 Seiten / XVII+ 686 Seiten / XV+ 705 Seiten / XVII+ 685 Seiten; jeder Band mit zahlreichen, teilweise ausfaltbaren Faksimiles und sehr viele Abbildungen auf Kunstdrucktafeln sowie umfangreichem alphabetischem Namen-, Orts- und Sachverzeichnis, Schrift: Fraktur. - Luxuseinband, vierte, völlig neu bearbeitete Auflage in sehr guter Erhaltung. - Aus dem Inhalt: 1. Band: Volk (800 - 1740) / 2. Band: Geist (1740 - 1813) / 3. Band: Staat (1814 - 1914) / 4. Band: Reich (1914 - 1940) und Generalregister sowie Literaturangaben zu allen vier Bänden. - "Warum handgebunden? - Die wesentlichsten Vorzüge des guten Handbandes sind: Die einzelnen Druckbögen werden mit der Hand nach dem Schriftspiegel gefalzt. Die Bogenränder werden dadurch zwar ungleich, aber das Satzbild steht gerade. Um infolge der ungleichen Ränder ein späteres zu starkes Beschneiden mit der Maschine zu vermeiden, werden die Bogen einzeln, vorne und unten, mit der Pappschere auf ein Mittelmaß rauh beschnitten. Dadurch wird der Druckrand weitestgehend geschont. Als erste und letzte Lage wird dem Buche zum Schutze eine leere Papierlage hinzugefügt, welche mit einem feinen Leinen- oder echten Japanpapierfalz versehen ist. Geheftet wird der Handband nach sorgfältiger Auswahl des Heftzwirnes auf echten erhabenen oder aufgedrehten flachen Bünden und auf Pergamentriemchen (welche beim Pergamentbande durch den Rücken gezogen werden). Bei Dünndruckpapier werden die Lagen zum Heften leicht vorgeritzt. Ein Einsägen oder gar Einraspeln der Bünde findet nicht statt. Oben wird das Buch beschnitten und erhält nicht nur der Schönheit willen Goldschnitt, sondern diese feine Metallschicht schützt vielmehr die dem Lichte und Staub am meisten ausgesetzte Schnittfläche vor deren schädlichen Einflüssen. Die Deckel werden in einem tiefen Falz angesetzt, mit den Bünden nach außen. Ein Herausreißen aus der Decke ist somit nur unter Zuhilfenahme von Werkzeug möglich. Zum Kapital wird kein schlappes maschinengewebtes Bändchen verwendet, sondern das Kapital wird von Hand mit dem Buchblock umstochen, gibt dadurch dem Rücken einen festen Abschluß und bietet zugleich dem späteren Ledereinschlag ("Häubchen") die Unterlage. Als Einbandmaterial kommen sumachgares, lichtechtes Saffian, Kalbleder, vereinzelt auch Rindsleder, ferner naturelles und weißes Schweinsleder sowie Kalbspergament zur Verwendung. Ein mit der Hand hergestelltes, dazupassendes Überzugpapier sowie Handvergoldung oder Blinddruck am Rücken ergänzen das Werk nach außen. Ein solcher Einband entspricht allen Anforderungen, die an einen Gebrauchsband gestellt werden können." Aus einem alten Prospekt von Richard Hönn, ehemals Handbinderei des Verlages Albert Langen, Werkstatt für feine Buchbinder- und Lederarbeiten in München, Dienerstrasse 14.- Außerordentlich schöne, wohlerhaltene Ausgabe in prächtigem Handeinband der Vorkriegszeit 0 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Big Sleep

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 277 p. Original orange cloth with blue lettering. Very Good, lacking the jacket. Name written on ffep. Light foxing to edges, offsetting to endpapers. A tiny rust stain on one page from a needle that had been stored there. A nice unrestored, clean copy of the author's first novel, which introduced the world to private investigator Philip Marlowe.

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        THE BIG SLEEP

      Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. - First edition. Author's first book. Fine, bright square copy with top edge dark blue and un-faded in dust jacket with a tiny (1/8") closed tear to top edge of rear panel and a tiny (1/8") closed tear and one inch wrinkle to bottom edge of the rear panel. A Haycraft/Queen Cornerstone mystery novel and an exceptional copy. Made into two films of the same name, in 1946 starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, and in 1978 starring Robert Mitchum and Sarah Miles. Housed in a two-tone quarter leather and cloth clam shell case with a leather label on the spine and the titles stamped in gold gilt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. .

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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