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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.

      [Bookseller: Nuovi Quaderni di Capestrano]
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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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        Decisive Battles: Their Influence upon History and Civilisation

      London: Eyre and Spottiswoode,, 1939?-40. Vol. I. From Alexander the Great to Frederick the Great. Vol. II. From Napoleon the First to General Franco. 2 volumes, octavo. Original red cloth, title gilt to spines. With 53 full-page maps and plans. A little rubbed, some sunning, particularly to the spine of volume II, volume I a touch cocked, light toning, a very good set. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed in both volumes to Elizabeth Haig (or Hall?), Volume I inscribed on 9 November 1939 with the name and date in another hand, Volume II on 28 March 1940, both volumes signed by Fuller. Extremely uncommon, particularly so inscribed, as here, each in the year of publication. The larger part of this edition was destroyed in the Blitz, which was a stroke of good fortune for Fuller's reputation as the text has been described by Anthony Trythall, Fuller's first biographer and a far from hostile witness, as "shrill Fascist special pleading." Fuller was able to "prune it of Fascist encrustation" (Brian Holden Reid in ODNB), and expand it in the 1950s, in the process turning it into "the major work on which his reputation as a historian must rest … thenceforward he was able to bask in the sunshine of a prophet restored to honour in his own country…" (Michael Carver in DNB). With a 7-page promotional leaflet for the work laid in, together with the 4-page order of service for Fuller's oddly entirely Christian funeral at St Margaret, Westminster.

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        Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

      Houghton Mifflin Company 1939 - First Edition, First Printing, with 1939 listed on the title page. Though price-clipped, the dust jacket is identifiable as a first issue jacket, bearing an ad for Choo-Choo on the rear flap, and a yellow spine that just has the book title followed by an abbreviation for the publisher, "H.M. CO", with no mention of the author's name. In Very Good condition. Clean text. Pages show light signs of handle, and are lightly age toned, with light rubbing to a few. Front paste down has a small blue smudge. The binding is holding but lightly pulled with light splitting starting at the front. The boards show light wear, with light rubbing to the stamping. The dust jacket shows edge wear, with rubbing and short tears starting at the folds. The spine of the dust jacket has been reinforced from the verso. A Caldecott Medal winner, wonderfully rare in the original dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bijutsu Posutaa Meisaku Taisu

      1939. POSTER ART. Bijutsu Posutaa Meisaku Taisu. [Commercial Art]. 8vo., original printed boards and cardboard slipcase. Tokyo: Taiyo-sha, Showa 14 [1939]. |~||~||~||~| A fascinating survey of pre-war Japanese advertising art showing the strong influence of such French artists as Cassandre. There are a few extra-illustrations tipped onto the endpapers.

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        Historia de Mi Vida

      Montevideo, Asociación de Arte Constructivo 1939 - Montevideo. Asociación de Arte Constructivo. Montevideo 1939. Primera edición. 303 páginas. 18 x 14 cm. Cubierta diseñada por el autor. Numerosas ilustraciones del autor en el interior. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Deutsches Fahndungsbuch - 2. Jahrgang Nr. 53 (1939),

      . Berlin, Selbstverlag, 1939, Broschiert, 528 Seiten, alphabetisch werden hier alle gesuchten Personen u.a. mit Nennung des Geburtsdatums und -ortes aufgeführt, darunter auch die politisch verfolgten Personen wie z.B. der spätere SPD-Politiker Herbert Wehner (S. 492), NUR FÜR DEN DIENSTGEBRAUCH, Einband fleckig, Innen aber gut, Zustand 2- (NG17).

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        THE MASK OF DIMITRIOS

      Hodder & Stoughton Limited, [1939]., 1939. First edition. Signed and inscribed on the title page in ink by the author to fellow mystery writer and journalist Wayne Warga, "Wayne Warga from Eric Ambler. Los Angeles, 25 February 1982. Dear Wayne, This must be the rarest of my first editions. I'm glad to have seen it again. Eric." This copy also has the bookplate of the renown mystery collector, Adrian Homer Goldstone, which is affixed to the front pastedown sheet. Near fine, bright, square copy in dust jacket with light professional restoration by an expert paper conservationist. Housed in a cloth clamshell case with a leather label on the spine and titles stamped in gold gilt. A rare book in the first edition as most copies were lost when Nazi bombs destroyed the Hodder & Stoughton warehouse during World War II. A Haycraft/Queen cornerstone of detective and mystery fiction and the basis of the classic film starring Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre. As the most recent former owner of this book, Wayne Warga was the youngest editor at LIFE MAGAZINE at age 25, he reported on John F. Kennedy's race for the Presidency, and went on to cover the Civil Rights movement for the magazine. For many years, Warga was one of the leading writers at the Los Angeles Times where he did in-depth articles and features on writers and people in the arts. Later, he became a mystery novelist, creating three well-received bibliomysteries: "Hardcover," "Fatal Impressions," and "Singapore Transfer," featuring Los Angeles rare book dealer, Jeffrey Dean. A choice item with an impressive provenance.

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        Architetture 1929-1939

      Lecco: Tipografia Grassi, 1939. First edition. Softcover. g+ to vg. Octavo. 123, [1]pp. Original printed wrappers. Illustrated with 47 b/w photographic reproductions, this work examines ten years of Italian architecture through 20 buildings and 8 architectural projects. Most of the buildings featured in this book are located in and around Lecco, Lombardy (Northern Italy), and were built in a fascist styled architecture, a style greatly influenced by the rationalist movement in the 1920s. Rationalist architecture, with the help of Italian government support, celebrated the new fascist age of culture and government in Italy. Spine sunned and partly creased, with closed tears at tail. Text in Italian. Wrappers in overall good+, interior in very good condition.

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        Camino.

      Valencia del Cid, 1939. 1ª edición. Raro - 26x18. 1/2 piel con nervios. 336 pgs. Conserva cubiertas originales. Sello de librería. Dedicatoria de anterior poseedor. (T1245)

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        Dandy Original Artwork Keyhole Kate Allan Morley DC Thomson 1939 Comic Annual

      UK: DC Thomson, 1939. 1st Edition 1st Printing. No Binding. Very Good+. Allan Morley. Dandy Original Artwork Keyhole Kate Allan Morley DC Thomson 1939 Comic Annual. Original Keyhole Kate artwork by Allan Morley (1895-1960) for Dandy comic no 71 (1939) - 'Try to April Fool the Police, would you?' Indian ink on card 14.5" x 7.5".

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        Black & White by Brown - Simplified Drawing

      New York: Charles Scribner, 1939. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust jacket. First Edition, with "A" on copyright page, SIGNED by Paul Brown and embellished with a lovely horse head sketch by the author on blank fly leaf. (Presentation drawing: "The Rogues Badge - For the USO - Hempstead. - Paul Brown '44." Drawing is of a race horse wearing a racing hood with blinkers (the "rogue's badge"). Beige paper covered boards with black lettering and illustration of race horses on cover. Light soiling,(a few small faint spots, mostly on rear board). Wear-through at corner tips, wear with some loss at top and bottom spine edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with beautifully illustrated endpapers. No previous owner markings. Unpaginated. Scarce book by famous illustrator Paul Brown, giving clear, simple instructions on learning to draw not only horses, but other subjects such as skiers, fishermen, boxing, and other action images. Made more scarce by a lovely original sketch and signature on front fly leaf.

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        Good Morning, Midnight

      Constable & Company Ltd, London 1939 - First edition, second issue, in green cloth and without endpapers, as issued. A good or better, shelfworn copy, with a little fraying at the foot of the spine, and the front hinge starting. Prior owner's handsome bookplate ("John Johnson") on front pastedown. An ordinary copy of an uncommon book--but this copy is inscribed at the half-title, "To Dom / from / Jean Rhys." Below that is the recipient's rueful note, made carefully in pencil: "Inscribed to Dom in error / June 1967 / JJ." I can't find any evidence of another signed copy having been offered lately. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: William Miglore]
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        No Hands on the Clock

      New York: Morrow. 1939. First. First edition. A trifle worn but still fine in an about near fine example of the scarce dustwrapper with a few tiny chips, mild rubbing, and a little fading to the spine. Basis for the fast-paced and well-regarded 1941 B-picture directed by Frank McDonald, with Chester Morris and Jean Parker. .

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        Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company,, 1939. Octavo. Original pale green cloth, titles to spine black. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, small patch of wear to front board. An excellent copy in the jacket with toned spine, minor loss to spine ends, chip to foot of front board. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title, "Inscribed for Allen Hawking, by Old Possum. 7.vi.47." An early printing T. S. Eliot's collection of verse about feline society that was the basis for the musical Cats.

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        Peintures EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier

      Paris: Glm, 1939. Fine. Glm, Paris 1939, 12,5x16,5cm, broché. - First Edition, one of 550 copies on white vellum, one draw with 30 Normandy vellum. Book decorated with 16 illustrations. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 550 exemplaires sur vélin blanc, seul tirage avec 30 Normandy vellum. Ouvrage orné de 16 illustrations.

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        Secret Despatches From Arabia

      London: Golden Cockerel Press , 1939 First edition. Octavo. Frontispiece portrait of Lawrence. Foreword by A.W. Lawrence. Original 1/2 blue morocco over tan cloth, t.e.g., uncut by S. & S. London. No signatures or bookplates. #468/1000 numbered copies.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Cambridge, 13. April 1939. - 1½ SS. Kl.-4to. Mit eh. adr. Kuvert. An Barbara (Betty) Gaun (1891–1967), die von etwa 1912 bis zur Auflösung des Palais in der Argentinierstraße 1951 Hausdame der Familie Wittgenstein gewesen war: „Vielen Dank für Ihre lieben Zeilen. Ja, es ist eine große Enttäuschung für mich, daß ich über Ostern nicht nach Wien kommen konnte. Ich hoffe aber es wird in 1½ bis 2 Monaten möglich sein. Ich weiß noch immer nicht, ob sich etwas für unsere Freunde Fluß finden wird; die Aussichten sind nicht sehr gut, aber wir wollen das Beste hoffen. Es war sehr gut von Ihnen, daß Sie mir vom Geburtstag des Frl. v. Paiè geschrieben haben. Ich kenne ihre Adresse nicht. Vielleicht kann meine Schwester [d. i. Hermine Wittgenstein] ihr meine Glückwünsche übermitteln [.]". – Kleinere Faltspuren, sonst sehr wohlerhalten.

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        Papermaking by Hand in India

      Pynson Printers, New York, 1939. 1st. 1939 1st edition, #366 of only 370 copies signed on the colophon page by both Dard Hunter and Elmer Adler, the publisher. Additionally signed and dated by Adler on the inside front cover. A handsome, tight, VG+ to Near Fine copy. And including a VG example of the slipcase with its printed spine. Quarto, 129 pgs. plus 27 specimens of Indian paper. Signed by Author(s).

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        PAPERMAKING BY HAND IN INDIA

      New York: Pynson Printers, 1939. hand-blocked India print cloth-covered boards, black calf back by Gerhard Gerlach, deckled fore and bottom edges, slipcase. Papermaking. small folio. hand-blocked India print cloth-covered boards, black calf back by Gerhard Gerlach, deckled fore and bottom edges, slipcase. 129, (5) pages plus 42 leaves of illustrations and 27 actual specimens of hand-made paper. Limited to 370 numbered copies, signed by Hunter and by Elmer Adler. After becoming familiar with the unique qualities of both handmade and machine-made papers in his early career as a graphic designer and artist, Hunter's interest soon centered on techniques of hand papermaking. Seeking to revive the dormant craft in America, Hunter traveled all over Asia to study papermaking methods among a variety of cultures. This work is an in depth study of a number of topics related to papermaking in India, including materials, moulds and the specific practices of paper production at a number of locations around the country. Slipcase rubbed on spine. A few tiny scuff marks on leather spine. Much better preserved binding than usually found.

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        Papermaking by Hand in India

      Pynson Printers, New York 1939 - 1939 1st edition, #366 of only 370 copies signed on the colophon page by both Dard Hunter and Elmer Adler, the publisher. Additionally signed and dated by Adler on the inside front cover. A handsome, tight, VG+ to Near Fine copy. And including a VG example of the slipcase with its printed spine. Quarto, 129 pgs. plus 27 specimens of Indian paper. Signed by Author(s). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        I Promessi Sposi.

      Florenz, Rinascimento del Libro, 1939.. 4°. 641 (1) S., 1 Bl. Orig. Pergament, goldgepr. Rückentitel, unbeschnitten.. Nr. 205 von 1000 Exemplaren. - Aus der Reihe "Classici". - In Rot und Schwarz gedruckt mit Bodoni Typen. (Sprache: Deutsch / German)

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        The Grapes of Wrath

      Viking 1939 - A fine first edition in a very good first edition dust jacket with small tape repair inside of jacket not visible on outside of jacket. First Edition slug on front flap. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        L` Acuponcture chinoise. Bd. I: L`Energie (Points, Meridiens, Circulation) und Bd. II: Le Maniement de L`Energie. (komplett),

      Paris, Mercure de France, 1939, 1941. - 300, 274 S. mit Abb. Einband berieben und angeschmutzt. Bindung etwas gelockert. Besitzerstempel von Alfred Eble und Dr. E.W. Stiefvater auf dem Vorsatz. Dort handschriftliche Einträge von Dr. Erich W. Stiefvater in Band 1 (nicht wiedergegeben) und Band 2: "Dieses Buch schenkte mir Alfred Eble 1949 in Basel er hatte es bei Soulie d. Morant gekauft und einbinden lassen. Dieses Jahr kann man als Beginn der A. in Deutschland u. der Schweiz bezeichnen. Ostern 1949". Innen immer wieder Anstreichungen. Gutes Leseexemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 3000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Göppinger Antiquariat]
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        The Ugly Duckling

      Boston: D. C. Heath and Co.,, 1939. Folio 350 x 320 mm. 11 pages on artist board featuring page layout and the original celluloid illustrations for The Ugly Duckling Story which was in the D. C Heath title Little Pig's Picnic and Other Stories by Margaret Wise Brown. Housed in a blue cloth solander box. Walt Disney Studio illustrations throughout. Page 5 without the celluloid illustrations, An excellent set. First edition, first printing. A fantastic group of original Disney Studio celluloids. Due to accurate representations being distorted with some license holders, Disney decided that in house illustrators were their best option in accurate representations of their characters, which resulted in stories such as this one having it's illustrations as celluloid pieces. This item was featured in 1997 October issue of Walt Disney's Comics, the article states that very few of these original story board celluloids survived given their fragile nature, making this group a rare collection. Included with this is a copy of Brown' s Little Pig' s Picnic and Other Stories which featured this story.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        San Joaquin

      Los Angeles: Ward Ritchie Press. 1939. First edition of Everson's second book, limited to 100 copies; 8vo, pp. xi, [5], 38, [1]; original cloth-backed printed boards, printed paper label on spine; a very good copy, with a two-line autograph quote by Everson (signed "W. E.") on the half-title page, and a subsequent inscription by him on the front free endpaper: "For Peter Bartlett - this copy - Gordon Newell's old copy - joining two good friends across the years - with gratitude and affection Bill Everson March 10, 1974."

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        Lo Popular en la Plástica Española a Través de mi Obra

      Buenos Aires, Editorial Losada 1939 - 67 páginas. Libro histórico escrito por la propia artista. Numerosas reproducciones en color y blanco y negro. Rarisimo encontrarlo con sobrecubierta. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Spiezer Bilder-Chronik 1485.

      Genève, Roto-Sadag, 1939 - 2°, 90 S. (Einführung, Text d. Handschrift), 344 faksimilierten Blätter sind teilweise farbig., Ganzpergament. m. Deckelillustration, Minimalst stockfleckig, sehr schönes Exemplar. Nr. 2 von insgesamt 500 Exemplaren. Dekorative Faksimile nach dem Original der Stadt- und Hochschulbibliothek Bern, anlässlich der 6. Jahrhundertfeier der Schlacht bei Laupen. Hrsgn. von Dr. Hans Bloesch. Buchschmuck und Einbandentwurf von Paul Boesch. Einband von Aspern, Genf. Von Diebold Schilling dem Älteren (* um 1445; ? um 1486) sind uns drei prächtige Bilderchroniken überliefert: die große Burgunderchronik der sogenannte "Zürcher Schilling" , die den Verlauf des ganzen Krieges der Eidgenossen mit Karl dem Kühnen schildert, die dreibändige Amtliche Berner Chronik und die sogenannte "Spiezer Chronik", eine Auftragsarbeit für den Berner Schultheißen Rudolf von Erlach. Mit dieser Chronik endet die große Tradition der Berner Chronistik des 15. Jahrhunderts. Die "Spiezer Chronik", wurde Schillings letztes Werk: er starb 1486. Die hervorragenden Bilder machen diese Chronik jedoch zum künstlerisch wertvollsten Band seines gesamten Schaffens. Das bestellte Geschichtswerk, das den Stolz auf die ruhmreiche Vergangenheit seiner Familie mit dem Selbstbewußtsein des bernischen Staatswesens verband, war Ausdruck des Lebensgefühls und Denkens von Rudolf von Erlach. Als Diebold Schilling zu Weihnachten 1483 dem Berner Rat die dreibändige Amtliche Berner Chronik überreichte, dürfte beim Ratsherrn Rudolf von Erlach der Wunsch geweckt worden sein, selbst ein solches Werk zu besitzen. Wenig später nämlich erhielt Schilling den genannten Auftrag. Der Text der Chronik folgt in Schillings exakter Handschrift den bewährten Vorlagen und führt mit 344 Bildern auf 808 Seiten von den Anfängen der Stadt Bern bis ins Jahr 1465. Verschiedene kleine Kürzungen am Schluß der Chronik lassen die Ungeduld des Schreibers erahnen: Der von Alter und Krankheit gezeichnete Chronist mußte sein Werk wohl vorzeitig abschließen. 10000 gr.

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        The Grapes of Wrath

      London: William Heinemann Ltd,, 1939. Octavo. Original pale blue-green cloth, gilt lettered spine, pink endpapers. With the dust jacket. Jacket spine and back panel lightly toned, nicks and chips at extremities of spine. An excellent copy. First UK edition, first impression, originally published in the US in the same year.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Vier handgeschreven brieven aan 'Amice' en een ongepubliceerd gedicht.

      - Diverse formaten. Alleen recto. Gesigneerd 'J.Bloem' en 'J.B.' en gedateerd 'Kijkduin/ i8.i0.'39', 'Kijkduin/ i9.i0.39', 'Kijkduin/ 20.i0.'39' en 'Kijkduin/ i0.ii.'39'. Acht, drie, vijf respectievelijk acht regels tekst.* In 1939 had J.C. Bloem een eenvoudige baan op het departement van Sociale Zaken in Den Haag, waarvoor hij zich alleen in dat jaar 23 keer ziek meldde. Onderhavige brieven betreffen alle ziekmeldingen, op zeer klagerige toon gesteld: 'Ik had gehoopt, vandaag weer op het Dept. te komen, maar ik voel mij te beroerd. Wat het is weet ik niet, misschien griep, maar ik denk dat er toch wat anders achter moet zitten. Morgen komt de dokter. Je weet, dat ik mij al een heelen tijd al beroerd gevoel. Ik ben den heelen dag dood-op; Alles is mij te veel' (10 november 1939). Het ongepubliceerde gedicht is een zesregelig gelegenheidsvers, gemonogrammeerd 'J.B.'. De dichter dankt zijn collega's ('Toovenares en Toovenaar,/ Dat zijt gij vieren heel voorwaar') voor gezonden bloemen. Typerende collectie van een dichter die zijn dagen het liefst thuis en in kamerjas doorbracht!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas Holthuis - Paulbooks]
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        By the Shore of Silver Lake

      Harper and Brothers 1939 - A very good first edition in a very good dust jacket. First Edition stated on the copyright page. Bookplate attached to front paste-down. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Spiezer Bilder-Chronik 1485.

      Geneve, Roto-Sadag, 1939. 2°, 90 S. (Einführung, Text d. Handschrift), 344 faksimilierten Blätter sind teilweise farbig., Ganzpergament. m. Deckelillustration, Minimalst stockfleckig, sehr schönes Exemplar. Preis in CHF: 600. Nr. 2 von insgesamt 500 Exemplaren. Dekorative Faksimile nach dem Original der Stadt- und Hochschulbibliothek Bern, anlässlich der 6. Jahrhundertfeier der Schlacht bei Laupen. Hrsgn. von Dr. Hans Bloesch. Buchschmuck und Einbandentwurf von Paul Boesch. Einband von Aspern, Genf. Von Diebold Schilling dem Älteren (* um 1445; um 1486) sind uns drei prächtige Bilderchroniken überliefert: die große Burgunderchronik der sogenannte "Zürcher Schilling" , die den Verlauf des ganzen Krieges der Eidgenossen mit Karl dem Kühnen schildert, die dreibändige Amtliche Berner Chronik und die sogenannte "Spiezer Chronik", eine Auftragsarbeit für den Berner Schultheißen Rudolf von Erlach. Mit dieser Chronik endet die große Tradition der Berner Chronistik des 15. Jahrhunderts. Die "Spiezer Chronik", wurde Schillings letztes Werk: er starb 1486. Die hervorragenden Bilder machen diese Chronik jedoch zum künstlerisch wertvollsten Band seines gesamten Schaffens. Das bestellte Geschichtswerk, das den Stolz auf die ruhmreiche Vergangenheit seiner Familie mit dem Selbstbewußtsein des bernischen Staatswesens verband, war Ausdruck des Lebensgefühls und Denkens von Rudolf von Erlach. Als Diebold Schilling zu Weihnachten 1483 dem Berner Rat die dreibändige Amtliche Berner Chronik überreichte, dürfte beim Ratsherrn Rudolf von Erlach der Wunsch geweckt worden sein, selbst ein solches Werk zu besitzen. Wenig später nämlich erhielt Schilling den genannten Auftrag. Der Text der Chronik folgt in Schillings exakter Handschrift den bewährten Vorlagen und führt mit 344 Bildern auf 808 Seiten von den Anfängen der Stadt Bern bis ins Jahr 1465. Verschiedene kleine Kürzungen am Schluß der Chronik lassen die Ungeduld des Schreibers erahnen: Der von Alter und Krankheit gezeichnete Chronist mußte sein Werk wohl vorzeitig abschließen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        Poemes. Traduits par Elisabeth M.Denis-Graterolle. Lithographies originales de Maurice Denis.

      Paris, Ambroise Vollard 1939.. Folio. 129, (1) S., [9] Bl. mit 13 Orig.-Farblithographien auf Tafeln sowie 56 teils farb. bzw. getönten Orig.-Lithographien im Text. Dunkelgrüner Maroquin-Halbfranzband mit goldgepr. Rückentitel über 4 Bünden u. Kopfgoldschnitt (Orig.-Umschlag eingebunden).. Monod 10661. Carteret IV, 379: "Belle edition recherchee et tres cotee en grand papier". - Eines von 205 (GA. 270) num. Exemplaren auf holländischem Bütten. - Zum Schluß ein 'Table des hors-texte', in dem alle Illustrationen verkleinert auf 3 Seiten wiedergegeben sind. - Laut Bleistiftverm. a. V. "Exemplaire d'artiste. Provenance Mme. Maurice Denis". - Goldgepr. gekröntes Monogramm-Exlibris auf Pergament "Aleramo Spada Lavini", Rücken mit minimaler Abriebstelle, sehr gutes Exemplar.

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        Follow the Saint

      UK: Hodder & Stoughton, 1939. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good. Follow the Saint by Leslie Charteris First Edition Hodder & Stoughton 1939. No inscriptions, covers VG+ in original first state dust jacket correctly priced 7/6. With slight fading to spine and signs of wear at head of spine.

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        Finnegans Wake

      Faber and Faber Limited, 1939 - Small mark to spine, preliminaries and rear end-papers somewhat foxed, final leaf of text and one preliminary blank browned, otherwise a very nice copy in slightly frayed and chipped dust-wrapper which has a few short tears as often [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Bertram Rota Ltd]
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        The World is Round

      New York: William R. Scott. , 1939. Pictures by Clement Hurd. Quarto. Original blue boards, white cloth back strip, titles to front board in white, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Illustrations throughout by Clement Hurd. Ends of spine lightly bumped, corners a touch rubbed, in the dust jacket with wear to extremities, a touch of toning to spine, closed tear and creasing to end of spine. A very good copy. First edition, first printing. Stein's first book for Children.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The mechanism of nuclear fission. Offprint

      1939 - First Theoretical Paper on Nuclear Fission Bohr, Niels (1885-1962) and John A. Wheeler (1911-2008). The mechanism of nuclear fission. Offprint from The Physical Review 56 (1939). 426-450pp. 268 x 200 mm. Original printed wrappers. Fine copy. First Edition, Offprint Issue of the first theoretical paper on nuclear fission. In January 1939 Lise Meitner and Otto Frisch, with Bohr’s encouragement, published a letter in Nature announcing their discovery of nuclear fission in uranium. The news took the scientific world by storm, with over 100 papers on uranium fission experiments appearing in the next twelve months, but Bohr was the only one during this period to publish on the theoretical aspects of this phenomenon. Collaborating with American physicist John A. Wheeler, Bohr worked out in great detail the complete theory of nuclear fission, publishing the results in the present paper. "In this work Bohr met with two old loves: the compound nucleus of 1936 and the study of the relation between surface tension and surface vibrations . . . Bohr and Wheeler discussed many other features: whether other nuclei can fission, the competition between fission and other possible fates of the compound nucleus, the fate of the fission fragments, the possibility of instantaneous neutron emission accompanying fission, etc. The work with Wheeler was the last major novel contribution to physics by Bohr [emphasis ours]" (Pais, Niels Bohr’s Times, p. 458). "Though it would be refined further, the theory of Bohr and Wheeler was accepted, and continued to remain ever since, as the standard description of the mechanism of nuclear fission" (Mehra & Rechenberg, The Historical Development of Quantum Theory, 6, p. 1006). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Garden Party And Other Stories (Illustrated And Signed By Marie Laurencin)

      The First special illustrated printing published by London, Verona Press in 1939. Octavo.Original full green morocco, one red label with gilt titles to spine, raised bands, black stamped rule to boards, top edge gilt. 'Publisher's Note' leaf tipped in following the title page as issued.Housed in a custom solander box.The BOOK is in Very Good++ condition.A little light rubbing to the boards, very minor foxing to fore edge and some margins, otherwise in very good condition. Spine labelling colour is mildly faded with one small dark mark to the spine label.Gilt titling remains bright. Raised bands are a little age darkened.Spine has a hint of fading but negligible.With 16 exquisite colour lithographs by Marie Laurencin.A Limited Edition of 1200 numbered copies of which numbers 1-30 were SIGNED - this one being no. 5 and signed on the limitation page by Marie Laurencin. She has also SIGNED again at the bottom of the Colophon Page. This edition was designed by Hans Mardersteig and printed at the Officina Bodini on handmade paper. Though printed in 1939, the Second World War delayed publication until 1947.The illustrations are in Marie Laurencin's typical pastel style.Laurencin was born in Paris, and at the age of 18, she studied porcelain painting in Sèvres. She then returned to Paris and continued her art education at the Académie Humbert, where she changed her focus to oil painting. During the early years of the 20th century, Laurencin was an important figure in the Parisian avant-garde. A member of both the circle of Pablo Picasso, and Cubists associated with the Section d'Or, such as Jean Metzinger, Albert Gleizes, Robert Delaunay, Henri le Fauconnier and Francis Picabia, exhibiting with them at the Salon des Indépendants (1910-1911) and the Salon d'Automne (1911-1912).She became romantically involved with the poet Guillaume Apollinaire, and has often been identified as his muse. On the one hundredth anniversary of Laurencin's birth, the Musée Marie Laurencin opened in Nagano Prefecture, Japan.The museum is home to more than 500 of her works and an archive.A very scarce title with such attributes. Collectible.More images available on request. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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