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        Step by Step 1936–1939

      London: Thornton Butterworth Ltd.,, 1939. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, rule in blind to top and bottom of boards, publisher's device in blind to bottom of fore edge corner. With the dust jacket. Folding map of Europe at the rear. Bookplate of George Walker to front pastedown and ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Spine lightly cocked, boards slightly bowed, extremities gently bumped, joints a touch tender, margins of text block mildly toned. A very good copy in a lightly toned and soiled jacket with nicked and creased extremities, and a few small chips to spine ends and corners. First edition, first impression of this volume of Churchill's weekly commentaries arguing against appeasement, first published in the Evening Standard and subsequently syndicated throughout Europe. Described in the jacket blurb as "this luminous survey of our own amazing and perilous times." On receiving his copy from Churchill, Clement Atlee wrote; "It must be a melancholy satisfaction to you to see how right you were."

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Gentleman's Companion: Volume I - Being an Exotic Cookery Book or, Around the World with Knife, Fork and Spoon; Volume II - Being an Exotic Drinking Book or, Around the World with Jigger, Beaker and Flask

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1939. Hardcover. Books as new, with some pages uncut, but slip case is worn.. Cherry red cloth with maroon spines and gold lettering. Red slip case. 220 and 216 pp. respectively. One bw photo each. From the title pages: A company of hand-picked receipts (recipes), each one beloved and notable in its place, collected faithfully on three voyaged and a quarter million miles around the world, and other journeys. Not forgetting: certain valuable Words to the Wise, gleaned from divers chefs in many and strange places; and the home formulae for construction of such intriguing exotics as Hell-Fire Bitters, Key West Old Lime Sour, Herb Vinegars; to say nothing of various strange and delicious sauces and bastings for fish, flesh, fowl and the wilder games. AND: Including a personally-collected regiment of world-famou Lively Liquid Masterpieces from Greater and Lesser Ports of Orient and Occident and the South Seas. Not foretting: the proper and civilized service of beverages with foods, together with Proven Formulae for certain bitters, wines, meads and cordials; a meaty kernel of advice for Those Departing for the Bars, and in the last a Sextet of Temperance Delights and a Platoon of Picker-Uppers of Proven Worth and Discretion. Enough said. Yum.

      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, Inc. ABAA / ILAB]
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        Finnegans Wake

      London: Faber and Faber,, 1939. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge dyed yellow. With the dust jacket. Cloth bright and fresh. An excellent copy in the jacket that is lightly rubbed at the extremities with some nicks at the head of the spine panel and a short closed tear and small crease at the bottom of the upper panel. First edition, first impression. 3,400 copies of this edition were printed of which 950 were destroyed. Joyce's last and most revolutionary novel was begun in 1922, with individual sections published as work in progress during the seventeen years of its composition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        SELF-PORTRAIT WITH ERSKINE CALDWELL.

      - Original silver-chloride photograph, 6 1/2 x 5 inches, mounted to heavy card stock, 9 1/2 x 6 inches, with the following printed caption; "Circumstances have delayed us, but we hope this card reaches you very soon. Erskine Caldwell/ Margaret Bourke-White." There is slight creasing to the card stock, else a very good and tonally rich print. Margaret Bourke-White and Erskine Caldwell collaborated on several books. They were married in 1939 and divorced in 1942. They issued this card for Christmas, we believe, in 1941. It is pictured in THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE, edited by Sean Callahan on page 15, with the caption dating it as 1940. In the photograph, chalked to the side of the train car is 1941. Also, a copy of this card was sold at Swann Galleries in October of 1997; the catalog entry dates it as 1941 (Inscribed , $7,475).

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Frühe Chinesische Bronzen aus der Sammlung Oskar Trautmann. (Shi Hua Fang Gu Lu). Herausgegeben von Gustav Ecke.,

      Peking (Beijing), Text by Fujen Press, Collotypes by Caihua-Druckerei, Atelier Hartung, 1939 - Mit Vorwort u. Abbildungen sowie Beschreibung über 20 Stück chinesischer Bronzen. Die Photographischen Reproduktionen wurden im Atelier Hartung, Peking, hergestellt. Chinesische Blockbuchbinding im Leinenschuber. Beiliegende Visitenkarte des Herausgebers mit Widmung auf beiden Seiten. Sehr gutes u. seltenes Exemplar. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1550 4°, Chinesiche Blockbuch-Bindung

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat an der Uni Muenchen]
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        THE TEN HOLY TERRORS

      London: Hodder and Stoughton. 1939. First edition, first printing. Original black cloth with red titles to the front and spine, in dustwrapper. A better than very good copy the cloth clean, and the contents without inscriptions or stamps and with a little foxing to the text block edge. Complete with the very good original dustwrapper which is lightly rubbed and nicked to the extremities. Priced 7/6net on the front flap, as called for. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        The Comedies, Histories and Tragedies of William Shakespeare. The Plays of William Shakespeare (37 Volumes)

      New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1939. 1939. 37 Volumes. This set does not include the 2 volumes of plays. Complete in 37 volumes, housed in 6 buckram slipcases. This edition was designed by Bruce Rogers and printed at the press of A. Colish, New York. Various illustrators. The edition consists of 1950 numbered copies, of which this is number 1557. Decorative paper boards. Cream colored cloth spines lettered in gilt. Some spines a bit darkened. Top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed. Only a few glassine board protectors remain, in varying condition. Each volume has been looked over carefully, text and plates clean throughout, all volumes in tight and square bindings. A very good set, with many unopenned pages. Each book with the LEC letter laid in. Includes the 20 page stapled prospectus. Please contact regarding shipping, this set is large and very heavy. Additional shipping charges for this set. . Hardcover. Very Good +. Illus. by Various Illustrators.

      [Bookseller: Karol Krysik Books, IOBA]
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        Terre des hommes

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Land Mollusca of North America (North of Mexico), 4 Parts, complete (bound in four volumes)

      Philadelphia: Academy of Natural Sciences, 1939-1948. First edition.. An attractively bound bright and clean copy in fine condition.. Pp. xii, 573, ix; pp. vi, 420, ix; pp. vi, 520; pp. xlvii, 592, 1 color frontispiece plate, 585 text-figures (black and white photos and half-tone drawings). Recent uniform red bonded leather, spine is titled in gilt and with gilt panel lines, black endpapers, original printed brown wrappers are bound in at the rear of each volume, lg 8vo (10.2 inches x 7 inches). This well-illustrated descriptive catalog still ranks as the most authoritative source to North American species. It contains an index to all scientific names - most of which are still in use today. The set also contains descriptions of foreign species that were introduced to the North America. Three volumes bear the small ink stamp of the Reading Public Museum in the top outer corner of the title page, there no other ownership marks and no signs of use.

      [Bookseller: Natural History Books]
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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 sketch map at rear (approx. 1 : 2,000,000) opening to 320 × 800 mm. A very good copy in the somewhat rubbed and soiled jacket. 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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        Old Kentucky Homes and Gardens

      Louisville, Kentucky: The Standard Printing Company. (1939). First. First edition. Folio. 180pp., illustrated. A bit of foxing on the boards and endpapers, else near fine. Copy number 200 of 250 numbered copies Signed by the author. .

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

      Constable and Co Ltd, 1939. Hardcover. Good/No Dustjacket. 1939. 288 pages. No dust jacket. Black cloth boards with decorative gilt. Presumed first edition.Name to the free endpaper. Good bright pages. Light tanning to the endpapers.Minor edge wear with corner bumping and scuffing. Good boards with minimal wear. Lean to the spine. Bright gilt.

      [Bookseller: The World of Rare Books]
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        Peter Pan and Wendy. With Illustrations by E. Blampied

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1939., 1939. First Blampied Illustrated Edition. 4to. Bound in recent dark blue full morocco with gilt titles to spine, decorative gilt rule to boards, marbled end papers, all edges gtilt. With 12 tipped in plates in colour with entitled tissue guards and 17 black and white plates. Slight specs of foxing to first and last couple of pages. A fine copy in a superb recent binding.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Terre des hommes

      First edition, one of 23 numbered copies on Holland paper, head drawing after 1 and 9 Whatman China.Binding oasis right in tan, smooth back, back flat and ornamented with a dreamlike scenery from mountains humanized a drawing by Peter Sis stamped brown Oeser and enriched with ocher highlights, blue suede contreplats sky, deer guards hazelnut, first watch features a round light blue skin changed with Oeser, wrappers and back preserved and bound in; Case Half tan oasis boards cardboard timber way hazelnut suede interior, spectacular set of signed Morina Mongin.Very nice copy wide-margined well established in original binding restoring the spirit of the aviator flying for whom every mountain, every valley, every house is "a mate we do not know whether it is friend or foe" . Gallimard Paris 1939 13,5x19,5cm relié sous étui

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Die Kunst Der Typographie

      Frenzel & Engelbrecher 'Gebrauchsgraphik', Berlin 1939 - Dustwrapper designed by Albrecht Heubner in tatters. See page 211 of Christopher Burke's monograph 'Paul Renner: The Art of Typography' in which he describes the publishing history of this book. Although it is marked 'Copyright 1939' permission to publish was granted by the Nazi regiime in December 1939 with the the book being printed in 1940. Inked surname in neat handwriting on front free endpaper. Slight rubbing to bottom edge of publisher's cloth otherwise this is a very nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Frances Wetherell]
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        BLACK FOLK THEN AND NOW. AN ESSAY INTO THE HISTORY AND SOCIOLOGY OF THE BLACK RACE

      Holt - New York: Henry Holt. 1939. First Edition. 401 pages. Bibliography, index. Blue cloth, large octavo. A near fine copy in near very good dust jacket which has a few small chips along top. Note: Publisher statement for Henry Holt first editions states that no later printings were stated for first editions. This is true for this copy. Does not state first edition, but no later printings stated. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Books]
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        The Big Sleep

      London: Hamish Hamilton, 1939., 1939. FIRST UK EDITION. 8vo., pp. 302. Publisher's black cloth with red titles and trim. Some acceptable wear; pages toned, a couple of faint splashes to boards, short tear to hear of spine; very good. The author's first book, introducing Philip Marlowe; cool, sharp, handsome - and bitterly alone. A Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. Chandler's writing was certainly an influence on Ian Fleming, and the two authors later became friends and correspondents. In a nod to his hero Fleming mentions Raymond Chandler in the novel 'Goldfinger', and inscribed a copy to him (sold in 2011). Bruccoli [A1.2a] Cooper & Pike; Detective Fiction p75-78. Howard Haycraft/Ellery Queen. Listed in The Observer's All-Time 100 Best Novels [2003] also Time Magazine; 100 Best Modern Novels.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Plays of William Shakespeare in Thirty-Seven Volumes

      The Limited Editions Club, 1939, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition, Illustrated By: Rackham, Arthur; Parker, Agnes Miller; Gill, Eric and 34 othersFirst edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: 4to. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. This edition designed by Bruce Rogers, a limited edition of 1950 of which this is copy number 1579. A thirty-seven volume set complete published 1939-1940, edited and amended where obscure by Herbert Farjeon, each volume has a separate illustrator (including Arthur Rackham, Eric Gill, Agnes Miller Parker), tan gilt stamped cloth spine, decorated paper over boards, top edges gilt, edges untrimmed, one play to a volume. All the plays have the accompanying Commentary (note that there is one commentary for Henry IV Parts I and II and Henry VI Parts I, II, and III). Also included are the side stapled 20 page booklet titled "A Shakespeare Commentary: The Plays of William Shakespeare" and the 16 page side stapled prospectus titled "Some Notes Upon a Project for an Illustrated Shakespeare". The set lacks the slipcases. All of the volumes have spines lightly soiled, spines discolored and on a few the gilt is fading, some volumes have corners lightly bumped, most volumes are slightly bowed, previous owner's bookplate on front paste down of each volume, previous owner had tucked a few newspaper reviews of the set in a few of the volumes causing offsetting on those pages. This is a very heavy set that will require additional shipping costs. No International shipping on this set. Illustrator: Rackham, Arthur; Parker, Agnes Miller; Gill, Eric and 34 others. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 72 lbs 0 oz. Category: Theatre & Plays; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 011066.

      [Bookseller: Dennis Holzman Antiques]
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        MASKEE, A SHANGHAI SKETCHBOOK

      Shanghai, Yellow Hall, 1939.. 4°, Leinen. "Of this book only a limited and numbered edition has been printed. Each book is hand-colored and signed by the Artist. This is book number 19.". Illustrated by 21 hand colored pages. Limited signed edition. Red silk bamboo brocade, accordian fold. 4to (27x19.5cm). pp. [21] colored paste-on cartoons to concertina bound boards. Very good copy.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat an der Universität München]
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        STORIA DI IERI E DI OGGI, rivista quindicinale - 1939 - 1942 , direttore VITTORIO GORRESIO - TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO, Roma, Tumminelli & C., 1939

      24 x 33, fascicoli in brossura, ognuno di pp. 40 circa.Ci sono anche alcuni speciali di pagine superiori con argomenti di attualità , moda e costume , danza, politiche di stati stranieri, eventi storici e di cronaca, ecc. . Il periodico attraversa gli anni del regime,con le leggi razziali e la guerra: Eccezionale documentazione fotografica (la qualità ed il taglio delle immagini rincorre bene OMNIBUS di Longanesi), con scritti e saggi di importanti critici e letterati. Vitaliano Brancati, Marco Cesarini, Mario Praz, Giovanni Comisso, Edoardo Grassi, Manlio Lupinacci, Giovanni Verga, Angela Zucconi, Pietro Paolo Trompeo, Maria Del Corso, Antonio Aniante,Adriano Tilgher, Alberto Savinio, e tanti altri. Molti di essi saranno il nerbo della "fronda contro il fascismo" e Gorresio li aveva scelti bene. La raccolta è cosi' riassunta ANNO PRIMO 1939 - dal n. 1 del 15 luglio al n.12 del 30 dicembre. ANNO II - 1940 - dal n. 1 del 15 gennaio al n. 23 - 24 del 15 dicembre ANNO III - 1941 . dal n. 1 del 15 gennaio al n. 23 - 24 del 15 dicembre ANNO IV - 1942 - risulta uscito un solo fascicolo - N. 1 - 24 - datato gennaio. - dicembre interamente dedicato alla STORIA DEL CINEMA. La collezione viene offerta a

      [Bookseller: Livres anciens et modernes Gilles Hassan]
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        Finnegan's Wake

      London: Faber and Faber, 1939., 1939. First Edition. Publisher's hardback cloth in original dust-wrapper. Fore and tail edges untrimmed. Contemporary name and date to flyleaf, some light spotting. Jacket has benefitted from some accomplished paper repair to the extremities. Very good. Joyce's final and possibly most influential work, considered by many to be his monolithic 'Ulysses'. 3,400 copies were printed, of which 950 were destroyed. Slocum and Cahoon A47.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The War Illustrated Complete Record of the Conflict by Land and Sea and in the Air Edited by Sir John Hammerton

      London: The Amalgamated Press, Ltd., 1939-1947., 1939. First Edition, complete in ten volumes. Small folio, each containing at least twenty weekly issues. The set includes over a thousand photographic illustrations and hundreds of maps and plans. Each volume with its own general index. A bright, clean set in the publisher's original burgundy cloth with yellow titles and black tooling to spines, black titles and yellow wreath to upper covers. Minor rubbing. A superb set, unusual thus.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Peintures

      First edition, one of 550 copies on white vellum, with 30 single draw Normandy. Precious autograph signed by the author Raymond Queneau. Book illustrated with 16 reproductions of works of Henri Michaux. Foreword by Louis Cheronnet. Glm Paris 1939 12,5x16,5cm broché

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        Ten Little Niggers

      London: for The Crime Club by Collins,, 1939. Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to spine black. Ink stamp to title page. Spine slightly rolled and faded, board edges lightly faded and a little worn, contents mildly foxed. A very good copy. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Types of seam and finishes, bias cutting and joining, decorative embroidery stitches, darts and tucks; Construction of cloth, weave (structure) of cloth, dyeing and printing of cloth, finishing of cloth

      Olga Zazulisk, Np 1939 - Unpaginated. 27.5 x 22.5 cm. 105 leaves,150 textile and sewing samples tipped-in, some glued directly, the sewing samples carefully mounted, with an additional 18 fabric textile samples in enveloped tipped-in on last leaf. This sample and manuscript presents a lavishly illustrated artifact, training for women prior to World War II in this applied art handicraft. A high level of craftsmanship is reflected herein -- knowledge of textiles, weaving, and the origins thereof. The first half of this work includes finished sewing, embroidery, and needlework by Ms. Zazulisk for Ms. Meditz, her teacher. Samples show: types of seam finishes, beading, tucks, darts, embroidery and satin stitches, arrow head, crows foot, faced and bound scallops, rolled hem on bias, shirring, chiffon finishes, lace appliqué, et al. Some samples executed in the shape of miniature articles of clothing, including skirts. Second part of the sampler depicts typewritten assignments, notes and course work for her textile class -- how to buy and assess fabrics, care for materials, judge quality, select fabric for special uses. Particular attention paid to cloth construction, weaving, dying and printing of cloth and fabric finishing. There are over 100 fabric swatches with detailed notes, plus weaving instructions and homespun cloth samples. Occasional chips to fore-edge leaves, some text toning, holes of gutter margins reinforced. Black cloth ring binder preserving original two ring binder. Very good [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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        [Album of Tom McDonough, Hollywood Actor and Stunt Man]

      np [Hollywood], [ca. 1939-1974]. Near fine. Folio, embossed faux-leather hardcover, three-ring commercial album; Thompson Products Magnetic Photo Album, model R93908. 33 stiff-card, adhesive-backed, plastic-covered leaves with 94 photographs, mounted both recto and verso. 40 additional photographs loosely laid in along with several clippings and scrap materials. 37 black and white 8” x 10” head and publicity shots; 22 black and white 8” x 10” studio production stills; 75 medium and snapshot, color and black and white photographs, primarily capturing McDonough on sets. Roughly 34 of these appear to be modern, digital reproduction prints. All other images original period prints. A handful of older photographs with handling wear, pinholes, though generally well preserved. Near fine. Album belonging to Tom “Tex” McDonough, a character actor, double, stand-in and stunt man with a career in film and television spanning five decades (from the 1930s through the 1970s). Apparently produced as submission in consideration for a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the album includes a modern computer printed sheet lists endorsers and those recommending him for such a placement: Yakima Canutt, Dale Robertson, Hoot Gibson, Lash Larue and many others. Productions pictured in the album include GUNGA DIN (1939), BEAU GESTE (1939), THEY DARE NOT LOVE (1941), DANGERS OF THE CANADIAN MOUNTED (1948), BLACKBOARD JUNGLE (1955), THE PROUD ONES (1956), I SPY (television, 1965), and PLANET OF THE APES (television, 1974). Many images show the actor performing Western stunts in unnamed productions, including a fantastic two photo series of him punching Roy Rogers (above). A series of three photographs show McDonough in one of his more harrowing roles as a double for Robert Culp during production of I SPY when he was made to walk the building ledge of a Hong Kong hotel (bottom right, above). Seven extraordinary snapshot and medium sized color prints of McDonough in full make-up for PLANET OF THE APES also present. McDonough left the Texas ranch of his youth for California during the Depression in the 1930Â’s. His rugged good looks, large frame and experience with horses led him to stand-in, stunt, and extra work on many pulp Westerns. His reliability, affability, and bluecollar approach to acting provided him steady work and a forty year career in film and television. A vivid and decades-long archive of a working Hollywood actor.

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        How to be a Motorist.

      Hutchinson, London. [1939] - First edition. Octavo. pp x, 116. Text by Browne, drawings by Robinson on pretty much every page (and endpapers and cloth and dustwrapper).Very good in very good, chipped and nicked dustwrapper slightly faded at the spine.WITH:The original pen and ink drawing for the illustration on page 95 (''The Rising Floor for Bridge Players''). Matted and in a glazed gilt frame with Langton Gallery label on the back. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        The Gothic Script of the Middle Ages

      San Francisco: David Magee, 1939. original brick red silk brocade cloth over boards, printed paper label on spine. Fine. Quarto. An original vellum leaf from a Book of Hours has replaced the missing leaf issued with the book. This leaf is from Paris circa 1450, written in Latin in one column on vellum; text is from the "Litany of Saints" and decorated in gilt, blue and burgundy One of 71 copies printed at the Grabhorn Press [GB 322].

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books]
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        Mike Muligan and His Steam Shovel

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1939. First edition. Square 4to. IN ORIGINAL COLOR PICTORIAL DUST WRAPPER with illustrations in green, black and red on both covers, black lettering on spine over a beige background. Original beige linen cloth with red and black stamped cover design of Mike Mulligan's Steam Shovel riding on top of a circular motif containing lettering. Pictorial half-title and title and color illustrations throughout by Burton. Famed illustrator Virginia Lee Burton's first real book finding success and one of the more sought after of all mid-20th Century American illustrated books. Book is extremely fine, unused condition. There is a 2" neat tear at bottom of front dust wrapper, 1" long oval chip to outer edge of back panel not affecting image, some light edge creasing and small nicks not affecting lettering, else a superb, vibrant and intact wrapper with colors bright as when issued and with whole of spine competely intact. THE PRICE IS UNCLIPPED, more scarce thus. internally clean and unmarked. Exceedingly scarce in this condition with unclipped wrapper.

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

      Faber & Faber, London 1939 - Yellow cloth with red picture/letters. A first edition copy, with "First published in September, Mcmxxxix", toned at spine and board edges. Tidy gift inscription to ffep. Light foxing to endpages. The jacket, in mylar, is unclipped and retains price of 3s. 6d. The jacket is toned, lightly soiled/rubbed with shallow chips to spine ends/corners. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: curtis paul books, inc.]
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        Barbarians at the Gate - Gollancz's File Copy

      Gollancz, 1939. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. A first edition, first printing published by Gollancz in 1939. A fine book (trace of spotting to the page edge) with two 'File Copy' stamps within. This was the copy taken from the Gollancz archive and has a stamp of File Copy on the front panel of the wrapper also. The DJ is in near fine condition and not clipped. Unbrowned on the spine.

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        Typed letter signed.

      Princeton, New Jersey, 15. V. 1939.. 4to. 2 pp.. In English, to Dr. Frank Kingdon, President of the University of Newark, on his imprinted stationery: "This is to tell you how happy I am that you accepted the chairmanship of the American Committee for Moral Aid to the other Germany. The idea of contacting the German people directly with the help of such writers, artists, scientists, men of the church who were loved and trusted in pre-Hitler-Germany without ever having been political figures and without having therefore lost part of their prestige, as did all former party leaders, appealed to me from the very beginning. Let me tell you, however, that your acceptance, the certainty of your active participation is giving me a great deal of hope as for the success of our efforts. Letters of invitation to join our German Committee (of which I may serve as something like a Chairman, while my daughter Frik will be its Secretary) are being sent to the following friends and colleagues: Wilhelm Dieterle, Bruno Frank, Professor James Frank, Leonhardt Frank, Lotte Lehmann, Heinrich Mann, Dr. Hermann Rauschning, Ludwig Renn, Professor Max Reinhardt, Renen Schieckele, Professor Erwin Schrödinger, Professor Paul Tillich, Fritz von Unruh, Franz Wefel, Stefan Zweig. As for the American Committee I should wish to leave all decisions to your own judgement [sic]. I would, however, be very glad to discuss details with you as soon as possible. Could you arrange to come here in the near future? Realizing how busy you are I would, of course, be willing to meet you in New York, if this should be more convenient for you. Since, very much to my deep satisfaction, Mr. Paul Willert, President of Oxford University Press has agreed to be the American Committee s treasurer, it might be useful to invite him also to the meeting. All the more so, since, unfortunately, the financial question will be somehow in the foreground of our discussion. On the other hand, there can be no doubt that our chances to really accomplish important effects by what we are trying to do, are much greater than the financial risk involved. Erika is translating this letter for me and although I have full confidence in her ability of making herself understood, I beg your pardon, in case these lines are lacking some qualities of style and language. They are supposed to convey nothing more but my gratitude for your acceptance and my hopes to see you soon".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Boston: 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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Linguistic Atlas of New England, Three Volumes (in six books) and a Handbook -- complete set of the original edition including 734 maps

      Providence, RI: Brown Univ.. 1939-43. First edition. Hardcover. Good. Complete in 7 books. Includes 6 folio map volumes (Volumes 1-3, each in 2 parts, for a total of 734 maps) published 1939-43, plus the original Handbook from 1939. Map volumes measure 15 x 22 inches and bound in library buckram. The Handbook volume is a 4to. in its original green buckram. Handbook Near Fine with previous owner's small signature on the fly leaf; 2 maps in rear; unmarked contents. All maps clean and unmarked. Minor library stamping to the exteriors and preliminary pages only. A couple of inner hinges are starting to strain and split, but each volume is still securely bound. A groundbreaking work that took over 2 years to survey the 213 regions of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and parts of New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. To this day, the LANE is ' the most complete in the history of American dialectology. The detailed maps showed the actual phonetic form of the words and phrases representing the responses of informants.' (Introduction to the 'Atlas of North American English'). Complete set in 7 books. This is a massive set and will be very expensive to ship outside of the US. Digital images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        TROPIC OF CAPRICORN - INSCRIBED IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION

      Paris: Obelisk Press, 1939. First Edition. First Issue, with price of 60 FRS on spine and publisher's errata slip tipped in before title page - one of 1,000 copies. Octavo; illustrated wrappers printed in red and black; 367pp, [2]. Inscribed by Miller on the front endpaper within three months of publication: "To Miola and Annie from Henry Miller / with best of greetings / Paris 5/25/39." Touch of rubbing and creasing to spine ends and extremities, a trifle dust soil to folds and rear panel, with a faint stain along rear flap fold; Very Good+ to Near Fine, a bright, attractive example housed in a custom clamshell box made by Fagnola. Miller's semi-autobiographical follow-up to his 1934 novel 'Tropic of Cancer.' Attractive copies are uncommon, and while Miller signed liberally, his early books with contemporary inscriptions are scarce. Shifreen & Jackson A21.a.

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        Memoirs of a Booklegger

      London: Michael Joseph, 1939. Green cloth with silver lettering to spine. Green topstain. Yellow endpages. Dustjacket is slightly soiled with wear to outer extremities and a little paper loss to outer corners and head and heel of spine. 'V' shaped chip to lower edge of rear panel, closed tear to lower edge of front panel.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions]
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        Donald Duck and His Friends

      Boston: D. C. Heath and Co.,, 1939. Octavo. Original tan pictorial cloth, lettering on spine blue, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Colour illustrations throughout by the Walt Disney Studio. Spine ends slightly bumped. Otherwise an excellent copy in a jacket with light chipping to spine ends, crease to front panel, short closed tear to lower edge of rear panel, and tape repairs to verso. First edition, first printing. D. C. Heath was under contract in the late 1930s to the late 1940s to produce an educational series of books, similar to the Dick and Jane primers, featuring popular Disney characters. In all they produced 12 stories written by various children's authors. A hard title to find in the original dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Mr Mulliner Speaking Signed PG Wodehouse

      UK: Herbert Jenkins, 1939. 1st Edition 5th or later Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Mr Mulliner Speaking by PG Wodehouse Signed First Edition Herbert Jenkins circa 1939. Seventh impression. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning, covers fine in an excellent dust jacket. Completely unmarked and appearing as new. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY PG WODEHOUSE to loosely inserted album page (unmarked).

      [Bookseller: Brought to Book Ltd]
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        Game in the Desert

      Derrydale Press, New York 1939 - An account of hunting various game in the American Southwest and northern Mexico: deer, antelope, bighorn sheep, elk, desert pig, quail, bear, mountain lion, jaguar--and even wild turkey! In one of the more unusual Derrydale bindings. Siegel 146; Frazier O-1-a Original green simulated snakeskin cloth, touch of rubbing at spine, else fine (without box) With photographs, and color frontispiece and illustrations by T.J. Harter. 298 pp. 1 vols. 4to [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Stadt der Arbeit -80 Jahre Ludwigshafen a. Rh. - Einfache Geschichten aus Werkhallen und Versuchsraumen // Die Landliche Arbeitsverfassung im Westen und Suden des Reiches - Beitrage zur Landfluchtfrage

      Ludwig Voggenreither Verlag, Potsdam // Kurt Vowinckel Verlag, Heidelberg, Berlin. 1939. Special Edition. H Hardcover. Good. Fair A two book bundle. The bundle is EXTREMELY RARE as the first title is a presentation copy to HEINRICH HIMMLER who has INITIALED the presentation page in green pencil. The second title is SIGNED BY HEINRICH HIMMLER and dated, 14.I.41 in green pencil. Both signatures are VERIFIED. The first volume, "Stadt der Arbeit" is also signed by ERICH STOLLEIT, the Oberburgermeister of Ludwigshafen (for a comparitively short period but during which he efficiently oversaw the Gauleiter command to cleanse the city of its Jews). Stolleit was a controversial figure both within the Nazi Party (party number: 519227) as he ostentatiously distanced himself from the SA as soon as he learned of their anti-Semitic excesses on Kristallnacht. He was later captured in North Africa and saw out the war in a POW camp in Victoria, Australia. The presentation page reads: Die Stadt Ludwigshafen am Rhein uberreicht [the following in fresh inscription] dem Reichsfuhrer SS und Chef der Deutchen Polizei Heinrich Himmler [fresh inscription ends] das aus Unlass des achtzigsten Jarestages der Stadterhebung ihren Goldaten gegebene Buch. Es ist das Werf eines Ludwigshafener Dichters, Erlebtes und Erdachtes des langjahjrigen Aniliners und jetzigen stadtischen Arbeiters Josef Lenhard. Dieser Sonderausgabe seines Buches wurde das vorangestellt, was in der N. S. Z. "Rheinfront" anlasslich des Stadtjubilaums von Mannern der Partei, der Stadtverwaltung, der Wirtschaft und der Chemie geschrieben wurde. So reichen sich in diesem Buch alle die Hand, die in und fur Ludwigshafen am Rhein arbeiten und diese Stadt lieben als Stadt der Arbeit [signed] Stollein - Oberburgermeister [initialled] HH. " Board cover that is worn and scuffed but solid. Leather spine. Binding is tight and sure. The pages are very clean, fresh, firm against the binding. The papertrims have some evidence of handling and shelving. The second book is also in good condition. The paper dustjacket is covered with a clear cellophane protective cover. It has some light wear to the edges, corners and head and foot of the spine. It is whole, healthy and intact. The cloth cover is smart. It has little wear. The corners have shelf depressions. The binding is sure, secure and firm. HEINRICH HIMMLER signed and DATED the frontispage. The impression of this signature (in green pencil) has an impression on the following page. It is tanned but clear. The guttering along this page is weakened. The security of the book has not been compromised. There is light tanning throughout the book. The pages are clear, clean, very sure against the spine, assured and very confident. INCLUDED: an SS collar flash/ insignia: silver thread on black; the reverse thread is intact, slight loose at the wing tips. Also a sleeve flash/ insignia of WVD Brussel: gold thread on black: the reverse thread is very good, fresh and bright. Both are in excellent condition. To repeat it is VERY RARE that HIMMLER's signature is up for sale and EVEN MORE RARE to find books from his LIBRARY, personally marked, on the market. All four items [two books, two insignia] are part of this package. Excellent value for any collector. fk Signed: I Signed by Author(s)

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        Mein Kampf. Unexpurgated edition

      London: Hutchinson and Co. (Publishers), Ltd., in association with Hurst and Blackett, Ltd., Publishers, 1939., 1939. FIRST COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED EDITION. Complete in 18 parts, illustrated throughout with over 200 photographs. All covers present and generally bright, a few browned, some chips and tears. Newsprint paper stock toned with age. Very good. Held in a protective black morocco clamshell box, titled in gilt.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Finnegans Wake

      London: Faber and Faber, 1939., 1939. First Edition. 8vo. Recent full burgundy morocco with gilt titles and ruling to spine in an elegant emulation of the original cloth binding, the spine of which is preserved to rear; marbled end papers, top edge lightly tinted, others untrimmed. Internally clean; a little browning to preliminary blank. An attractive and unusual rendering of one of Joyce's most influential works, considered by many to be his monolithic 'Ulysses'.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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