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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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        "Scotch and Soda" [with] untitled short story typescript

      New York, n.d. [Ca. late 30s]. 1 vols. 11 x 8-1/2 inches. Fine condition. 1 vols. 11 x 8-1/2 inches. Two Unpublished Short Story Typescripts by J. Blan Van Urk. J. Blan Van Urk, author of The Story of American Foxhunting and other sporting histories, as well as the children's book Little Charlie the Fox left, on his death, the typescripts of two short stories, offered here. The first is "Scotch and Soda", which bears his notation: "A satirical yarn about two cream-colored mules (based on fact). Should be illustrated with drawings showing these extraordinary animals in front of plow, foxhunting, playing polo, and jumping". Present are the original 15-page typescript and two carbons, one of which has been edited by the author with various corrections, deletions and additions. The second story, a ten-page carbon, is untitled; it is in the form of a letter home from one of a pair of young ladies who have come to New York to visit the 1939-40 World's Fair, and is replete with the names of the day--Gypsy Rose Lee, Groven Whalen, Thomas E. Dewey, and others, amid much amusing social satire. We have been unable to trace these stories, and believe they remain unpublished.

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        Shell Guide to Derbyshire, etc (Shell Guides.)

      Faber & Faber 1939 - Ex Library Book In Good Condition WIth Usual Stamps And Stickers, Minor Shelfwear, Slight Tan To Page Edges,Dust Jacket Is A Little Tatty Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AFFICHE : LA VOITURE FRANCAISE est la meilleure du monde pour la route française

      - Date : 1939 Dimensions : 120x160cm Editions STEFF, Paris Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en très bon état. Rare.

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        Grapes of Wrath

      Viking Press, New York 1939 - First edition rebound with matching custom clamshell box. Dark blue leather with gilt lettering on spine. Stiff marbled endpapers. Yellow top edge of text has light scuffs, with light soil on fore edge. Text block is clean. The clamshell has red and gilt title labels and five bands on the spine, with marbled paper inside and on edges. Issue points are the page 270, line 2 "What you go there?" and the dedication page line "To CAROL who willed it." Copyright page states first published in April 1939. A finely presented copy of this classic novel. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 619 pp [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Central Himalaya. Geological observations of the swiss expedition 1936.

      Zürich, Fretz, 1939 4°, XVI, 245 S. m. 162 Textabb., 1 farb. Faltkarte, 5 Faltkarten m. geol. Querschnitten, 21 (Falt-)Tafeln m. 86 s/w Abb., Brosch., unbeschnitten (Interimseinband)., Brosch. beschienen, min gebrauchspurig, Tafel VI m. kl. Randriss, teilw. unbeschnitten, schönes Exemplar. EA. (= Denkschriften der Schweizerischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft. Bd. 73. Abh. 1). Aus dem Inhalt: The great thrust fold of Darjeeling; Lower Himalaya of Kumaon; The central high range; The northern ranges; The exotic Kiogar region; From the Himalaya to the Transhimalaya; Review and conclusions; Atlas m. einer geol. Karte. 5 Querschnitten u. 21 Photographien. Text engl. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Geologie Asien

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        Der Erste Großdeutsche Reichskriegertag. Textgestaltung: Otto Riebicke. Raumbildaufnahmen von Professor Heinrich Hoffmann.

      München, Raumbild-Verlag, 1939,. - 71 S., geprägter OLn, mit eingeklebten s/w-Aufnahmen, 8 Vierfarbdrucktafeln und 100 Raumbildaufnahmen. Dabei: die zum Betrachten der herausnehmbaren Bilder notwendige Brille. Auf den leeren Seiten befinden sich aufgeklebte Bildhalter-Ecken. Offenbar wurden an dieser Stelle private Aufnahmen eingeklebt. Gelegentlich finden sich bei diesen Leerstellen mit Tesafilm befestigte Textausschnitte, die wohl zu den nicht mehr vorhandenen selbst eingeklebten Bildern gehörten. Einer der selteneren Bände. Inliegend: zweiseitig bedruckte Gebrauchsanweisung für die Benützung des Raumbildbetrachters (diese mit Randeinrissen) und der Hinweiszettel "so ist der Raumbild-Betrachter leicht zu öffnen". Verkauf nur zu wissenschaftlichen Zwecken. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Finnegan's Wake.

      London: Faber and Faber 1939 - FIRST EDITION. 8vo. pp. 628. Handsomely bound in full red morocco with a gilt ruled border, spine with raised bands and gilt rules, marbled endpapers, t.e.g. A most handsome copy. This is the first English edition, published on May 4th 1939, the same day as the U.S. and Limited editions. (Slocum & Cahoun: no. 47.) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Garden Party and Other Stories

      London. : The Verona Press., 1939. Near fine in like dust jacket and in good slipcase. Slipcase bears a touch of splitting to the outside edges of the corners and head and tail and is lightly toned and slightly, pallidly marked. Dust jacket is toned to spine (as usual) and one corner is bumped. Endpapers and page edges slightly foxed (also as usual). Uncut pages. Probably the best condition that you find for this edition. 315pp.. LIMITED EDITION, numbered 272 of only 1200 copies. . Hard. 4to. 10 1/3". . Near fine in like dust jacket and in good slipcase. Illus. by Illustrated with 16 coloured lithographs by Marie Laurencin (the stones used to print them have been ground)!.

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        Alcoholics Anonymous 1939 First Edition First Printing

      Works Publishing Company 1939 - This book is in Good condition. The book has its original red boards/ There is some fading and light rubbing to the outside boards. There is some wear to the edges. There are some pencil marks on the rear endpapers and no bookplates or markings of any other kind. A few pages have some light foxing, but most of the book is clean. This is the First printing of this book, done by Works Publishing Company in 1939. A hard to find very First edition of a classic work complete. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        JAPANESE WOOD-BLOCK PRINTING.

      YOSHIDA'S MOST FAMOUS TREATISE ON COLOR WOODBLOCK PRINTING Tokyo [1939] - , Sanseido. Brown raw silk, very good, 136p., 12color woodcuts plates +26 b.w. photos,appendix of his prints& number of blocks, impressions used, English text, with theactual color woodblock print samples tipped in. R A R E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2016Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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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. 4°, Chinesiche Blockbuch-Bindung 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. Versand D: 5,00 EUR China, Chinesische Kunst, Chinesische Kultur

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        PEINTURES. Sept Poemes et Seize Illustrations Avant - Propos de Louis Cheronnet. [PAINTINGS. Seven Poems and Sixteen Illustrations Before/About Louis Cheronnet

      Paris: G. L. M., 1939. 1st edition. LIMITED to 580 copies, of which this is number 458. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author to Joyce scholar, Richard Ellmann. Stiff, buff printed paper wrappers. Modest wear & soiling to wrappers. A VG+ example.. Unpaginated. B/w illustrations throughout. 6-1/2" x 4-7/8"

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        Portrait Of Marion Morehouse

      1939-11-04. Oil on canvasboard. 10" x 14". No Binding.

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        The Origin and Development of Chinese Money

      The China Journal Publishing Co., Ltd., 1939, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fair, First Edition. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall, 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, Former Library Copy

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        The Gentleman's Companion

      New York: Derrydale Press, 1939. First edition, no. 478 of 1250 copies. 220; 217 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Original red cloth, oxblood buckram spines. Bookplate. A near fine copy, lacking the card slipcase. First edition, no. 478 of 1250 copies. 220; 217 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. INSCRIBED. Vol. I: Being an Exotic Cookery Book or, Around the World with Knife, Fork and Spoon. Vol. II: Being an Exotic Drinking Book or, Around the World with Jigger, Beaker and Flask One cookery/drink book that has never gone out of style, and is still very much sought after. Inscribed in each volume on the ffep, "To Robert P. Habgood Jr. with best wisghes Charles H. Baker." Siegel 147; Frazier B-3-a

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        The Road is Wider Than Long.

      London: Gallery Editions,, 1939. An Image Diary from the Balkans July?-August 1938. Small quarto. Original wood grain boards, titles to spine and front board in blue. Photographic frontispiece and similar illustrations throughout. Boards slightly soiled, extremities a touch rubbed and bumped, minor wear to tail of spine. Limited edition, one of 500 numbered copies of Penrose's photographical diary of his and Lee Miller's tour of the Balkans in 1938.

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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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        Ohne Titel [Adam und Eva mit blauem Apfel.]. Öl auf Leinwand.

      1939 1939 - 120 x 70 cm, gerahmt, Minimale Läsuren Max Paul Tobler (1897-1969 Zürich). Maler. Angewandte Kunst. Leiter des Schweizerischen Marionettentheaters in Zürich. Lehrer an der Kunstgewerbeschule in Zürich. - Die Restauration u. Reinigung durch einen Fachmann können wir gern veranlassen und würde max. CHF 400.? betragen. 5000 gr. Schlagworte: Gemälde - vor 1945

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        Die Judengesetze Großdeutschlands, bearbeitet von Dr. Peter Deeg (Mitglied des Lehrkörpers der Universität Berlin)

      Nürnberg, Verlag Der Stürmer, 1939. Vollständige Ausgabe im Original-Verlagseinband (blaues Ganzleinen / Leinen / OGLn / OLn / Ln im Format 15 x 20,5 cm) mit Rücken- und Deckeltitel sowie Kopffarbschnitt. 243 Seiten, mit 4 ganzseitigen Fotoabbildungen (\"Verbotene und erlaubte Eheschließungen eines Juden / eines Halbjuden / eines Vierteljuden / eines Deutschblütigen\", Tafeln aus der Ausstellung \"Vererbung - Rasse - Volk\" im Stadtmuseum für Volksgesundheit der Stadt der Reichsparteitage Nürnberg) auf Kunstdruckpapier, Schrift: Fraktur. - Aus dem Inhalt: Vorwort des Verfassers - Volk, Reich und Gesetzgebung - Die Behebung der Not von Volk und Reich. Der Neubau des Reichs - Volk und Rasse: Die Nürnberger Gesetze. Staatsangehörigkeit und Reichsbürgerschaft (Staatsangehörigkeit, Reichsbürgerschaft, Begriff der Deutschblütigkeit, Begriff des Juden / des jüdischen Mischlings, Reichsbürgerschaft und Beamtenrecht, Bewilligung von Ausnahmen) - Der Schutz des deutschen Blutes und der deutschen Ehre (Verbot der Mischehe, genehmigungspflichtige Mischlings-Ehen, ausländische Staatsangehörige, Staatenlose und Mehrstaater, Umgehung der Eheverbote, Rechtswirkungen des Verbots der Mischehe, Folgen der Nichtigkeit, rechtliche Stellung der Kinder, vermögensrechtliche Beziehungen der Ehegatten, Beschränkung der Unterhaltspflicht, Gewährung des Unterhalts, Schutz gutgläubiger Dritter, Rechtswirkungen der Genehmigungspflicht bei Mischlingsehen, Aufhebung alter Rassenmischehen, frühere Anfechtung nach dem BGB, Aufhebung der Ehe nach geltendem Recht, Frist für die Aufhebungsklage, Folgen der Eheaufhebung, Sicherstellung der Beachtung der Eheverbote, Verfahren in Ehesachen, Ehehindernisse nach dem Blutschutzgesetz im Verhältnis zu Ehevorschriften in anderen Gesetzen, Verbot des außerehelichen Geschlechtsverkehr zwischen Juden und Deutschen, Irrtum, Strafbarkeit nur des männlichen Täters, Strafbarkeit des Versuches der Rassenschande, Geltungsbereich des Blutschutzgesetzes, Stellung der Frau im Prozess, Strafe, Verbot der Aufnahme deutschblütiger weiblicher Angestellter in jüdischen Haushalten, jüdischer Haushalt, Beschäftigung in jüdischem Haushalt, Täterschaft, Verbot der Hissung der deutschen Flagge, Flaggenführung auf Kauffahrteischiffen, Anwendbarkeit des Gesetzes auf Staatenlose, Befreiungen von den Vorschriften des Gesetzes, Strafverfolgung fremder Staatsangehöriger aufgrund des Gesetzes) - Die Änderungen und Ergänzungen familienrechtlicher Vorschriften (Anfechtbarkeit der Ehelichkeit eines Kindes durch den Staatsanwalt, Abstammungsfeststellung mittels erb- und rassekundlicher Untersuchung, Zurücknahme der Ehelichkeitserklärung, Aufhebung von Adoptionen, Juden und Mischlinge im Kindesannahmeverfahren; kein Jude als Vormund, Pfleger, Helfer oder Beistand) - Judentum und Beamtentum. Der Beamte im Dritten Reich (Beamtenverhältnis, Pflichten des Beamten, Treueeid des Beamten, Entjudung des Beamtenkörpers, Begriff des Nichtariers, rechtshistorische Entwicklungsstufen der Entjudung des Beamtentums in den letzten Jahren, völlige Entjudung des Beamtenkörpers durch die Reichsbürgergesetzgebung, Entjudung der Arztstellen in öffentlichen Krankenhäusern, Entjudung des Notariats, Deutschblütigkeit als Bedingung der Beamtenfähigkeit nach geltendem Beamtenrecht, Nachweis der Deutschblütigkeit, Entjudung des Beamtentums in Österreich, Neuordnung des österreichischen Berufsbeamtentums, Entjudung des österreichischen Beamtenkörpers, Sonderregelung der Entjudung des österreichischen Notariats) - Judentum und Wehrmacht. Der Ausschluß der Juden vom aktiven Wehrdienst (Wehrdienst = Ehrendienst, Zulassung von Nichtarier zum aktiven Wehrdienst, Begriff der arischen Abstammung im Wehrrecht, Entziehung des Rechts zum Tragen der Uniform, Verbot der Brieftaubenhaltung für Juden) - Die Juden im Reichsarbeitsdienst und Luftschutz. Der Ausschluß der Juden vom Reichsarbeitsdienst; Die Juden im Luftschutz. . . (Fortsetzung der Beschreibung siehe Nr. 9915724!) Versand D: 5,90 EUR Deutsches / Drittes Reich, Großdeutsches Reich, Großdeutschland vor dem 2.Weltkrieg, deutsche Zeitgeschichte, Bevölkerungspolitik im Nationalsozialismus, Hitlerjugend, nationalsozialistische Judengesetzgebung, Judensondergesetzgebung in Deutschland vor 1945, Entjudung des österreichischen und das reichsdeutschen Beamtenkörpers, judenfreie Beamtenschaft im Altreich und in Österreich, Rassenmischehe, Voll-, Halb- und Vierteljude, Nürnberger Gesetze, Mischlingsehe, Arier / Nichtarier, außerehelicher Geschlechtsverkehr zwischen Juden und Deutschen verboten, deutschblütige weibliche Angestellte bei Juden, erb- und rassekundliche Untersuchung, Feststellung der Deutschblütigkeit, Uniformtrageverbot für Juden, Brieftaubenhaltungsverbot für Juden, Arisierung von Judenvermögen, Zwangsentjudung, Grundstücksentjudung, Begriff des Juden, deutschblütige Mieter in jüdischen Häusern, der Jude im Luftschutz, NS-Gesetzgebung, -Gesetze, NS.-Schrifttum, Antisemitismus, scharfer judenfeindlicher Standpunkt, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut

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        Brassai: The Artists of My Life

      New York: Viking. FIRST EDITION, DELUXE. Fine. RARE DELUXE SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION, one of only 150 copies, SIGNED and numbered by Brassai and with a SIGNED hand-pulled gravure, "Matisse Drawing from the Nude". Additionally illustrated throughout with images of the subjects and works discussed by Brassai. A beautiful production. The 150 copies of the deluxe issue of the first edition are "bound in a unique and deluxe style... [and] accompanied by a hand-pulled dust-grained gravure, made by Jon Goodman and signed by Brassai, of Henri Matisse drawing from the nude, 1939. The binding has been designed by Sage Reynolds and executed at the Four Hands Bindery, New York" (from the limitation page). Brassai's essays and photographic illustrations provide a unique and revealing portrait of many of the century's most important artists. Includes reminiscences of Dali, Giacometti, Matisse, Miro, Picasso, Braque, and many others. New York: The Viking Press, 1982. Folio (approx. 12x9.5 in), bound in patterned 'batik' cloth with quarter linen, with presentation folder as part of the binding to include the gravure. A FINE COPY of an exquisite production. RARE.

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        An American Exodus: a Record of Human Erosion.

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock,, 1939. Quarto. Original blue cloth, gilt lettered spine and front cover. With the dust jacket. Monochrome illustrations throughout after photographs by Lange. Price-clipped jacket with light creasing at head of front panel, light soiling to back panel, a few nicks, small plain mark on front cover of binding, light spotting to endpapers. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing, in the first issue jacket with Mein Kampf advertised on the back panel. This is one of the landmark photobooks to come out of America in the 1930s, and is listed in Roth's 101 seminal photographic books of the 20th century. "Of all the documentary photobooks stemming from the New Deal, and the Farm Security Administration in particular, An American Exodus by Dorothea Lange and her sociologist husband Paul Schuster Taylor is the most considered" (Parr & Badger). However, "despite excellent reviews, sales were disappointing. John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, published ten months earlier, had stolen the book's thunder. Indeed, "Steinbeck in Pictures" was the title of one review of An American Exodus. Actually, it was the reverse: Steinbeck's powerful text was, in effect, Dorothea Lange in words. Her photographs had inspired Steinbeck's novel and also the the film that followed. The movie... opened to critical and popular acclaim in January 1940, the same month that [the book] was released... Yet An American Exodus was influential" (Anne Whiston Spirn, Daring to Look: Dorothea Lange's Photographs & Reports from the Field, 2008, p. 38).

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        22 offprints by Viktor Hamburger. One with Rita Levi-Montalcini

      Various, 1939-1963. PAMPHLET. One inscribed presentation copy signed and dated "Viktor" All in very good or better condition. Most with rusted staples. Titles included: Some Aspects of Embryology of Behavior (1963) An Embryologist Visits Japan (1962); Regeneration (1961); Some Aspects of Neuroembryology (with Rita Levi-Montalcini) 1950;Prehatching Motility and Hatching Behavior in the Chick (1967); Motor and Sensory Hyperplasia Following Limb-bud Transplantations in Chick Embryos (1939) Full list of offprints upon request. Rita Levi-Montalcini was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1986. Rare books make Fine Gifts. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good.

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        THE OUTSIDER AND OTHERS . Collected by August Derleth and Donald Wandrei

      Arkham House, Sauk City, Wisconsin 1939 - Large octavo, pp. [ivi] vii [viii-x] xii-xiv [1-2] 3-553 [554: blank] [555: colophon] [556-558: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original black cloth, spine panel stamped in gold. 1268 copies printed. The first collection of Lovecraft's writings and the first Arkham House book. ".his works remain one of the most remarkable literary products of their day and an enormously influential contribution to the genre, their influence extending not only to Lovecraft's many correspondents but to such significant modern writers as Ramsey Campbell and Brian Lumley." - Barron (ed.): Horror Literature 3-132. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-680. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-132. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1040. Jones and Newman (eds), Horror: 100 Best Books 43. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-162. See Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 2-61. See Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 97-101 and III, pp. 1284-88. Joshi I-A-15. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with mild rubbing to upper front corner tip and head of spine panel. A very nice white paper copy with no age toning to the text block or the dust jacket. (18704) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Winterlandschaft mit Kirche in den Wäldern von Parchowo Öl auf Holz. Bild- Größe 70 x 50 mit hell-beige- farbigen Profil- Holzrahmen, rechts unten kyrillisch signiert und datiert, 1979-80, auf der Rückseite Klebezettel mit teilweise kyrillischen Text. Rahmen leicht bestoßen, sonst befindet sich das Ölbild in einem altersgemäß- tadellosen Zustand. (Siehe auch Neumeister, Varia 210 v. 10. 4.2014, Seite 115 Nr. 745).

      - Schönes stimmungsvolles Landschafts- Winterbild mit Kirche und filigranen schneebedeckten Bäumen von Michael Wassiljewitsch Bespalkiw (geb. 1939). Vermutlich aus einer Ausstellung im Kunstsalon der Stadt Bütow. Parchowo liegt zwischen den Städten Danzig und Stolp in einer landschaftlich reizvollen Gegend, die von Wäldern und Seen geprägt ist. Das Gebiet gehört zur Kaschubischen Seenplatte. In unmittelbarer Nähe befindet sich der 420 Hektar große Große Mauschsee (Jezioro Mausz). Nahe gelegen ist ebenfalls ein 214 Hektar großes Torf- und Waldnaturschutzgebiet. Die nächste größere Stadt ist Bytów (Bütow), 17 Kilometer westlich gelegen. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2250 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Portraitphotographie mit eigenh. U.

      O. O., [1939]. - 1 S. 8vo. Halbfigürliches Portrait beim Schreibtisch sitzend: "Knut Hamsun / (80 Jahre)".

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        Happy Valley.

      London: George G. Harrap & Co.,, 1939. Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to spine blue. With the dust jacket. Housed in a dark blue cloth flat back box. Gift inscription to front free endpaper. Spine rolled, a little foxing to edges. An excellent copy in the jacket with short closed tear to fold of front flap, and some minor nicks to tips. First edition of the first novel by the only Australian to have won the Nobel Prize for Literature. White did not allow the novel to be republished during his lifetime, fearing libel from the family whose story he had appropriated.

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        I Promessi Sposi.

      Rinascimento del Libro,, Florenz, 1939 - 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 Orig. Pergament, goldgepr. Rückentitel, unbeschnitten.

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        THE DEATH GUARD

      London: Hutchinson & Company, n.d.. [1939]. cloth.. Gold lettering on spine panel just a bit dull, corner tips lightly. worn, page edges and preliminaries foxed, a very good copy. A. superior copy of a legendary genre rarity. OCLC reports 6 copies of. the 1939 edition, but 4 of them are actually the 1992 Roc paperback. reprint; the two first editions are held by Colorado State University. (status "not available," so apparently lost) and Eastern New Mexico. University; we know of three others in private collections. (#147749). First edition. The author's only novel, virtually forgotten until its 1992 reissue. "A vegetable species of humanoid automatons -- the 'Flesh Guard' - - is developed to defend Britain against her enemies, who are similarly developing new armaments. When World War II breaks out, the resultant orgy of destruction soon reaches horrific levels ... An extrapolation of the logic of such texts as Bell's THE SEVENTH BOWL (1930) and McIlraith and Connolly's INVASION FROM THE AIR (1934) to its unpleasant extreme." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-227. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 74. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 49. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Bleiler (1948), p.74; (1978), p. 41. Reginald 02793.

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        Tales of a Sportsman's Wife [With:] Tales of a Sportsman's Wife Shooting [With:] Tales of a Sportsman's Wife Fishing

      [Boston]: Privately Printed [by D.B. Updike, The Merrymount Press, 1939. First editions, each one of 150 copies. Two etchings signed by the author/artist in pencil at the bottom right in the first volume, 2 more unsigned in the second and none in the third. 18; 57, [3]; 79, [3] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Three quarters cloth and Cockerel marbled boards, spines sunned (as usual), else fine. In custom green cloth slipcase. First editions, each one of 150 copies. Two etchings signed by the author/artist in pencil at the bottom right in the first volume, 2 more unsigned in the second and none in the third. 18; 57, [3]; 79, [3] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. The first volume with a laid-in card from the Prescotts offering it as an Christmas present. Heller 1:291, 2:739; 2:859

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        Die Bücherei des Schocken Verlags.

      Bln., Schocken Verlag, 1933-1939. - Bände 1-92 in 84 Bänden [= alles Erschienene]. OPpbde. mit Rücken- und Deckelschildern (teils Gebrauchsspuren). Sprache: Deutsch, Erste Ausgaben innerhalb der Reihe. - Sehr selten vollständig angebotene Reihe mit dem extrem seltenen Band 68 "Die Judenbuche" von Droste-Hülshoff, den der Verlag einstampfen mußte. Die Liste der Titel übersenden wir gerne auf Anfrage. - Gelenke teils geklebt, aber alle Rücken vollständig vorhanden. Drei Einbände fleckig, einer mit Kratzer auf dem hinteren Deckel. Zehn Bände mit meist hebräischen Besitzvermerken, neun Bände etwas stockig, einer stärker. Ein Band etwas wellig, ein Titelblatt mit Schabstelle, ein Vorsatzblatt und ein Vortitel fehlt. Insgesamt aber gut erhaltene Reihe. - Beiliegt: Gesamtverzeichnis des Schocken Verlags. OKart.-Mappe. - Enthält 39 meist nur ein Blatt umfassende Verlagsprospekte von 1933 bis 1938, darunter auch für die Schocken Bücherei. - Ein Blatt geknickt, sonst tadellos erhalten. - Sehr selten. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Carson of Venus. Tarzana/Kalifornien, Edgar Rice Burrouhgs Inc., (1939). 1 Bll., 312 S., 1 Bl, 2 w. Bll. m. 6 Abb. auf Taf. Rotgepr. blaue OLwd. (leicht berieben) m. rotem Kopfschnitt und farb. illustr. OU. (m. Schutzfolie).

       1939 Zeuschner 70; Heins CV-1.- Erste Ausgabe .- Illustriert von John Coleman Burroughs.- Thematisierte damals quasi im Vorfeld die Greueltaten der Nazis (im Buch: \'Zanis\').- Sehr gute Ausgabe. && Carson of Venus. Tarzana/California, Edgar Rice Burrouhgs Inc., (1939). Octavo, pp. (1-4), 5-312, (313: ads), (314-318 blanks). With frontispiece and five inserted plates, illustrated by John Coleman Burroughs. Original pebbled blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red, top edge stained red, (laminated) colored original wrappers.- First Edition .- A very fine copy in a very fine dust jacket. Slightly rubbed on front and spine.- This book is by far the best book of all four Venus Books. It was a mighty stroke against Hitler and his Nazis (\'Zanis\' in the book). It was a terrible forbode and forecast of what happened to six Million people at places like Auschwitz (and so on). Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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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

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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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