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        FEMME AU COL A RUBENS. AQUATINT BY PABLO PICASSO

      Pablo Picasso Aquatint 1939. Numbered in pencil on the bottom left 31/40 and back with the estate stamp of Maya Picasso.Limited edition of 58 copies executed in 1942 on handmade paper filigree, 40 copies numbered in pencil 1/40 -40/40 and 18 artist proof, numbered in Roman numbers. Dimensions cm 27,9 x cm 23,1. Ref: Bloch vol. IV # 323

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA-ILAB)]
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        Hotel del Monte menus - complete set of 12 menus, featuring the Jo Mora illustrations: Historical Pageant of the Monterey Peninsula

      1939.. 12 stiff card menus, each single fold with outside dimensions of 10 x 4 3/4 inches, featuring a black and white cover illustration. Menu, information on the illustration and historical information on the Monterey Peninsula on the interior. Most menus in very good condition with occasional light soiling and some toning, a couple of 1 inch separations at upper and lower fold line, pencil notation on back of two menus; one menu in good condition with archivally mended 2 inch tears to upper left margin of both panels and adhesive residue on back panel; one menu in good condition with archivally mended 2 inch tears to lower right margin. This is the full set of images of Jo Mora's Historical Pageant of the Monterey Peninsula, commissioned by the Hotel del Monte, and here used as the cover illustrations for menus at the hotel, these dating to the time of the Golden Gate International Exposition. The titles of the scenes are: The Harbor of Refuge; The Month was December; California Began Here; Mother of the Missions; The Reward of the Pathfinder; To Live Long and Without Care; Trails the Caballeros Rode; Yankee vs. Caballero; Manana; Monterey Surrenders; Old Spain Still Lives; Heritage of a Romantic Past. A scarce set of these powerful illustrations of California history, which would be most impressive framed. All are dated 1939 except for, To Live Long and Without Care, which is dated 1938. .

      [Bookseller: oldimprints.com]
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        MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, DARD HUNTER PAPER MUSEUM

      Cambridge, MA: Paper Museum Press, 1939. stiff paper wrappers, top edge cut, other edges uncut. 4to. stiff paper wrappers, top edge cut, other edges uncut. (14) pages. Limited to 200 copies, this copy is out of series. Signed by Dard Hunter on colophon. Printed on handmade paper produced at the Dard Hunter Paper Mill, Lime Rock, Connecticut and printed by hand at a press in the Musuem. Woodcut on front cover from the "earliest delineation of a papermaker produced in Europe," made by Jost Amman (1539-91). With a black and white illustration of the museum. Essay presents a historical overview of the papermaking craft and a description of the exhibition. Handmade paper is foxed with spotting.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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        The Digest Of South African Case Law 1938

      Juta & Co, 1939, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No JacketBoards are worn and marked.Rubber stamps.Light tanning.Tightly bound.Good copy.[R.K] Quantity Available: 1. Category: Law; Inventory No: 58bm.

      [Bookseller: Chapter 1 Books]
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        Büste eines jüdischen Mädchens mit Kappe, den Oberkörper nach rechts gewandt, der Kopf en face.

      . Pinsel in Schwarz, auf gelblichem strukturiertem Papier, links unten signiert. 39,7:29 cm. Verso an den Rändern Reste einer alten Verklebung. Provenienz: Frankfurter Privatbesitz.. Seine Studien an der Akademie in Vilna schloß Bernstein 1939 ab. Seine Familie wurde im Holocaust ausgelöscht, doch er überlebte in Russland, wo er bis 1947 ansässig war. Bei dem Versuch nach Palästine zu emigrieren, wurde er gefangen genommen und verbrachte eine Zeit in einem Lager auf Cypern. Seit 1948 lebte er in Palästina als Maler und Illustrator und war mit seinen Werken in zahlreichen Ausstellungen vertreten. Er war eine kannte Figur in Tel Avivs Boheme und der dortigen Kunstwelt.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        The Big Sleep

      London: Hamish Hamilton,, 1939. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine and front board in red. With the dust jacket. Spine slightly rolled, glue remnants to rear pastedown, tips a little worn, contents lightly foxed, small stain to pp. 24-5. A very good copy in the price-clipped jacket, slightly soiled with sunned spine. First UK edition, first impression of Chandler's first book, with the scarce jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        DIME DETECTIVE MAGAZINE

      Popular Publications April, 1939, Chicago - Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Features the Raymond Chandler story, "Pearls are a Nuisance" Some age tanning to page edges, mild edge wear, closed tear along upper front cover, a nearly fine copy. (16075) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Johnny Got His Gun

      Lippincott 1939 - 1st edition, 1st printing hardback in dustjacket. Book in VG+ condition, topstain bright with previous owner's attractive bookplate and neatly written contemporaneous name. Jacket has seen better days, but a jacket for this book is in any case rare. Shows price of $2.50. Reinforcement to rear, general wear and marking, missing a triangular section to the bottom of the rear flap. Not a book club edition, ex library or a remainder. Scans available on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mungobooks]
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        Marlborough: His Life and Times, "Limited Presentation Edition"

      London: George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd., 1939. Limited Presentation Edition. Hardcover. Here is a fully jacketed set of the "Limited Presentation Edition" of 1939 with superior shelf presentation. Churchill's monumental biography of his great ancestor, John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough, was initially conceived a full 40 years before publication of the fourth and final volume. Churchill originally considered the idea of the biography in 1898, returning to it in earnest in 1928. Marlborough ultimately took 10 years of research and writing and is the most substantial published work of Churchill's "wilderness years" in the 1930s. The final volume was published on the eve of the Second World War in 1938. Richard Langworth says "To understand the Churchill of the Second World War, the majestic blending of his commanding English with historical precedent, one has to read Marlborough." After the fourth and final volume of Marlborough was published, in December 1939 the publisher, Harrap, issued what it called a "Limited Presentation Edition" with distinctive bindings and dust jackets unique to the edition. The bindings are medium purple cloth with silver spine lettering and the dust jackets printed in black and orange on cream paper. For Volume I, there was a 1939 printing unique to this edition. For Volume II, the publisher used sheets from the first edition, second and final printing. For volumes III & IV, the publisher used sheets from the first edition, only printing. The Limited Presentation Edition bindings proved even more prone to sunning than their first edition counterparts, often toning significantly even beneath the thin dust jackets, which themselves proved quite fragile. Here is a set noteworthy for excellent shelf presentation of both the dust jackets and volumes beneath. The dust jackets remain bright with wholly unfaded spines. Moreover, the jackets show no losses, apart from neatly price-clipped lower front flaps. We note a few instances of minor spotting and soiling, but the only significant dust jacket flaw to report is a horizontal closed tear across the front face of the Volume IV dust jacket and along the lower front hinge. This tear nearly disappears beneath the clear, removable, archival quality protectors fitted to each dust jacket, and does not impact shelf presentation. The volumes beneath are all correct, Limited Presentation Edition bindings. All four bindings are square, clean, and tight. The binding spines retain excellent color, showing only a barely discernible hint of color shift. The contents are clean and bright. We find no spotting. The sole detraction is the previous ownership marks. Apparently a previous owner had both a brand new ink stamp featuring just their last name ("Talbot") and a severe impulse control problem. Consequently, the name "Talbot" is ink stamped as follows: on the Volume I front and rear pastedowns and the bottom text block edge; on the Volume II front pastedown, fore and bottom edges; on the Volume III front and rear pastedowns and fore and bottom edges; on the Volume IV front and rear pastedowns and bottom edge. This is the only previous ownership name in the set and while inane and regrettable, does nothing to detract from the superior shelf presentation and overall condition of the set. Moreover, the presence of the ink stamps leads us to price this set at lower than its condition would otherwise indicate. Bibliographic reference: A97.5, Woods/ICS A40(ad), Langworth p.172

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        The Grapes of Wrath

      New York: The Viking Press,, 1939. Octavo. Original buff flecked cloth, titles to spine and pictorial decoration across boards and spine in brown, sheet music endpapers, top edge yellow. With the dust jacket. Top edge bumped; an excellent copy in the unclipped and rubbed jacket with toned spine, a few nicks and chips to extremities, a little worming to foot of rear panel, short closed tear and minor abrasion to head of rear panel, and thin 3 cm chip to fold of spine and rear panel. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The New Day. September 21-December 28, 1939

      New Day Publishing, New York 1939 - Bound volume of fourteen issues of Father Divine's weekly magazine, 115p. each, covering three months of the magazine; plain black boards with gilt lettering on spine, pages toned and brittle, first issue has chipping to edges of several pages with loss of a few letters at the edge. Publication covers Hitler's 1939 invasion of Poland and Divine's pacifist response, reports of the RIghteous Government meetings (the political arm of Divine's church) calling for the elimination of segregation. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        'Long Shore. Foreword by Gordon Grand. Illustrations by Arthur D. Fuller

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1939. First Edition, One of 750 copies, this one marked "HH" on the box label and the colophon, and signed by the author. Frontispiece and six full-page drawings of ducks, decoys, and hunters. xviii, [i], 1-108 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Full red morocco gilt, glassine jacket, original publisher's box with printed label on upper cover, uncut at fore and lower edges. Some very minor scattered foxing to initial three leaves. Some fading and rubbing to box, with some loss. Bookplate. An attractive copy.

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        SUFFOLK PUNCH A Business Man’s Autobiography

      London: Faber and Faber. 1939. First edition, first printing. Original cream cloth with black and gilt titles to the spine, in (supplied) dustwrapper. A very good indeed clean copy, boards a little spine-darkened and dusty and a tiny split to the cloth at the foot of the spine. Internally bright and clean with a small bookseller?'s label to fep and previous owner?'s name to ffep. Complete with the lovely very near fine first issue dustwrapper. Not price-clipped; priced 15s to the front flap. Very scarce in dustwrapper. 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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        Black Folk Then and Now: An Essay in the History and Sociology of the Negro Race

      Henry Holt and Company 1939 - 401pp.incl.index; HB blue w/gilt; some rub w/lt.wear on corners; PON&bookplate,ft.pastedw.; lt.dampstain,bk.tp.edge; lt.tanning on endpapers w/clean,tight pgs. DJ rubbed&sunned w/chips&tears; 3x1"tear,tp.spine; spine sunned. "For those who realize that the case for human equality of opportunity rests upon knowledge and understanding, Professor Du Bois's book will be an invaluable survey of a neglected field. It is written with a high sincerity and without special pleaing." rare 1st ed. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Xochi's Bookstore & Gallery]
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        Finnegans Wake

      New York: The Viking Press, 1939. A solid, presentable copy of the 1939 1st American edition. VG in its dark cloth, with bright gilt-lettering to the front panel and spine. Light offsetting and foxing at the pastedowns and front and rear free endpaper. Very light wear as well along a small number of the page edges. And in a bright, price-intact, VG- dustjacket, with light chipping at the spine ends and panel edges and several small closed tears along the top-edges. Tender (but still very sturdy) inner hinges as well. Still though, an attractive, markedly above average copy. Octavo, 628 pgs. . Cloth. Collectible; Very Good/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        Five pages of Braille owned by Helen Keller

      [Arcan ridge, Connecticut], n.d.. 9" x 11". "Five pages of Braille, each 9? x 11?. Three are tan cards. One is translated above the Braille: ?Helen Keller / to / the American Foundation for / the Overseas Blind, Inc. / Assignment.? A second sheet, numbered ?#4? in Braille, has three lines in Braille. A third sheet, numbered ?#5? in Braille, has four lines in Braille, possibly the last page of a letter. A fourth sheet of tan paper, is folded in half and has Braille on both sides, 20-25 lines on each side.These are most probably the retained copies of pages typed by Helen Keller on a Braille typewriter to be typed on paper by her secretary. Helen Keller lived in Arcan Ridge, 163 Redding Road, Easton, Connecticut, from 1939 until her death in 1968.Provenance in part: ""...I grew up as a child in the home of Helen Keller, which was sold to my father,..., after Ms. Keller?s death in 1968. The house where I and undoubtedly Ms. Keller had fond memories was located at 163 Redding Road in Easton, Connecticut. When cleaning out the house we found several items including some three-dimensional relics such as a hatbox clearly identified as being Helen Kellers. Also found in the house was a large group of letters written in Braille that were owned by Ms. Keller and which I am on this day parting with. It is my hope that these letters are dispersed to collectors that appreciate what they represent and care for them for many years as did my family. Respectfully submitted,...?"

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        The Marquesas Islands Collection in the Peabody Museum of Salem

      Peabody Museum, Salem, MA 1939 - Quarto. VII, [1], 38, [2]pp (text), XX plates. Original printed wrappers. Frontispiece. Publisher's logo on title page. This work is the third of a series describing the Peabody Museum's Polynesian collections. It is a catalogue with detailed descriptions, and in some cases plates, of all the Marquesan objects housed in the Museum. Head of spine partly chipped. Previous owner's name on upper front wrap. Annotations in pencil and very few in ink throughout (not affecting text or plates). Notations appear to be related to accession numbers in the collection. Wrappers in overall good-, interior in good+ condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Erinnerung an Deutschlands Kriegsverbrecher: Adolf Hitler, Hermann Göring, Dr. Josef Goebbels, 1939 (In memory of Germany's war criminals) [ANTI-NAZI DOCUMENT]

      NP ND (ca 1939), NP - Original red silk streamer with with hanger string, beige fringes and black Swastika set to a beige circular cloth sown onto the red silk, adorned with silver lettering. Dim.: 13 3/4 x 6 3/4". There is no indication as to who, where or when the streamer was produced. It may have been German exiles after the outbreak of WWII, possibly in France, Holland or Sweden, or, if it was produced in the immediate postwar period, surviving anti-Nazi groups, possibly leftists in Germany would be a conceivable interpretation as well. As to the symbolism of the design, the German saying "Reden ist Silber, Schweigen ist Gold" (talking is silver, silence is gold) comes to mind considering the match of the German national colors of the streamer on one hand and the silver lettering on the other. Highly unusual and unique piece in very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Business Cycles: A Theoretical, Historical, and Statistical Analysis of the Capitalist Process (Volumes I and II)

      McGraw-Hill, 1939-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, [ca. 1942]. 1095 p. Crimson cloth with gilt lettering. Two volumes. First edition, third impression. (As stated on title page. Printed during WWII with war shortages. Not a later reprint.) Very Good or better condition. Sturdy bindings, bright gilt. Not ex-library. A single underline erased. Owner's stamp on endpapers and occasionally in margins; name written on paste downs. Rare early printing of a landmark economics text in unusually nice condition.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The D.A. Draws a Circle

      William Morrow & Company 1939 - First edition of Erle Stanley Gardner’s “The D.A. Draws A Circle.” Published in New York by William Morrow and Company in 1939. Hardback in fine slipcase. Book in near fine condition except for gift inscription on front free end paper and slight discoloration of inside boards. Dust jacket in near fine condition except for light wear on corners and edges. Back top edge chipped and rip about 1 inch long. Spine edges lightly nicked. Price on DJ reads “$2.00." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE D.A. DRAWS A CIRCLE.

      New York: William Morrow and Company, 1939. - First edition. Fine in lightly rubbed dust jacket with light wear to spine ends, two tiny closed tears to top edge of rear top panel, and light vertical crease to front flap fold. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Case of the Perjured Parrot

      William Morrow & Company 1939 - Near fine in original black cloth covered boards with black and green block printing. INSCRIBED by the author on the front free endpaper with an elaborate full-name signature and date at the bottom of the page. First Edition. 1939 stated on both the title and the copyright page. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Popular roumanian dress. 140 illustrations accompanied with a word of introduction / Vol. 1, Wearing apparel from various roumanian districts (Romanian)

      Craiova : Scrisul Romanesc 1939 - Folio. 140 color plates. 35 x 27 cm + 1 introductory booklet (12, [2] pages) Portfolio, loose, as issued. Shelf wear to portfolio case, internally fine. Descriptive letterpress in Rumanian, French, German, English and Italian at foot of plates. Although the title states volume 1, no additional volumes were published. Provenance: Radu Irimescu's Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary card included, with a hand written line, with his compliments. Irimescu was appointed Romanian Minister to the United States in 1938. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US. Romanian peasant dress. Portul popular romanesc. Le Costume populaire Roumain. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
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        Angling in America Its Early History and Literature

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1939. First edition, no. 432 of 795 copies. Numerous illustrations and facsimiles. 1 vols. Large 8vo. Original blue cloth, black leather label on upper cover, t.e.g. Spine slightly faded (as usual). In repaired slipcase. Signed by the author on the limitation page, and additionally inscribed on the front flyleaf: "Inscribed for Sally Buckland with the regards and best wishes of the author, Charles E. Goodspeed September 22, 1939".

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        The Arsenal Stadium Mystery

      Harrap, London 1939 - The First UK printing published by Harrap,London in 1939.The BOOK is in VERY GOOD condition.The covers are very clean with just a hint of fading of the colouring to the spine.The White lettering remains very clean and bright.Light toning and spotting to the text block.Mild offsetting to the end papers but the remaining pages are clean.Previous owner's dated inscriptions to the front blank end paper.The WRAPPER is complete and is in VERY GOOD condition. It bears the correct price of 7/6 net.Minor edge wear with creasing and a little loss in places at the spine ends and folds.Some tape reinforcement to the verso of the wrapper.The wrapper looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival protector.The wrapper image shows Manager George Allison giving a tactical briefing to his team.Allison took over at Arsenal after the untimely death of Herbert Chapman and led the team to three successive championships.Leonard Gribble was a prolific author who also wrote under several pseudonyms.Born in 1908 he had one leading character, Superintendent Anthony Slade.Despite his volumous output he probably remains best known for his football based mysteries,namely 'The Arsenal Stadium Mystery 'and 'They Kidnapped Stanley Matthews'.The soccer connection makes them doubly collectable.A very uncommon title.More images available on request. ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Marlborough: His Life and Times, "Limited Presentation Edition"

      London: George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd., 1939. Limited Presentation Edition. Hardcover. Here is a fully jacketed set of the "Limited Presentation Edition" of 1939 with superior shelf presentation. Churchill's monumental biography of his great ancestor, John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough, was initially conceived a full 40 years before publication of the fourth and final volume. Churchill originally considered the idea of the biography in 1898, returning to it in earnest in 1928. Marlborough ultimately took 10 years of research and writing and is the most substantial published work of Churchill's "wilderness years" in the 1930s. The final volume was published on the eve of the Second World War in 1938. Richard Langworth says "To understand the Churchill of the Second World War, the majestic blending of his commanding English with historical precedent, one has to read Marlborough." After the fourth and final volume of Marlborough was published, in December 1939 the publisher, Harrap, issued what it called a "Limited Presentation Edition" with distinctive bindings and dust jackets unique to the edition. The bindings are medium purple cloth with silver spine lettering and the dust jackets printed in black and orange on cream paper. For Volume I, there was a 1939 printing unique to this edition. For Volume II, the publisher used sheets from the first edition, second and final printing. For volumes III & IV, the publisher used sheets from the first edition, only printing. The Limited Presentation Edition bindings proved even more prone to sunning than their first edition counterparts, often toning significantly even beneath the thin dust jackets, which themselves proved quite fragile. Here is a set noteworthy for excellent shelf presentation of both the dust jackets and volumes beneath. The dust jackets remain bright with wholly unfaded spines. Moreover, the jackets show no losses, apart from neatly price-clipped lower front flaps. We note a few instances of minor spotting and soiling, but the only significant dust jacket flaw to report is a horizontal closed tear across the front face of the Volume IV dust jacket and along the lower front hinge. This tear nearly disappears beneath the clear, removable, archival quality protectors fitted to each dust jacket, and does not impact shelf presentation. The volumes beneath are all correct, Limited Presentation Edition bindings. All four bindings are square, clean, and tight. The binding spines retain excellent color, showing only a barely discernible hint of color shift. The contents are clean and bright. We find no spotting. The sole detraction is the previous ownership marks. Apparently a previous owner had both a brand new ink stamp featuring just their last name ("Talbot") and a severe impulse control problem. Consequently, the name "Talbot" is ink stamped as follows: on the Volume I front and rear pastedowns and the bottom text block edge; on the Volume II front pastedown, fore and bottom edges; on the Volume III front and rear pastedowns and fore and bottom edges; on the Volume IV front and rear pastedowns and bottom edge. This is the only previous ownership name in the set and while inane and regrettable, does nothing to detract from the superior shelf presentation and overall condition of the set. Moreover, the presence of the ink stamps leads us to price this set at lower than its condition would otherwise indicate. Bibliographic reference: A97.5, Woods/ICS A40(ad), Langworth p.172

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        A Heart for the Gods of Mexico

      London, Martin Secker,, 1939. Octavo. Original tan cloth, titles to spine in blue. With the John Austen dust jacket. A fine copy in the minutely tanned dust jacket. Remarkable. First Edition, First Impression. This novel which tells the story of a young man's journey from New York City to Mexico prefigures aspects of the postwar fiction of Kerouac et al. The character Hambo was based pretty firmly on Malcolm Lowry. Only 1000 copies were printed and no other edition was produced until the 1964 collected edition of Aiken's novels.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Cosmological Eye

      New Directions, Norfolk, Connecticut 1939 - First edition, first state. A word from the publisher by James Laughlin. Label illustrated with an eye pasted to front cloth board. Spine ends lightly tanned, else near fine in good only stained dustwrapper with noticeable chips to the spine ends, and tape offsetting on rear panel. Miller's first American publication. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Good Morning Midnight

      London: Constable & Company Ltd,, 1939. Octavo. Original purple cloth, titles to spine pale green. With the dust jacket. Spine sunned, edges mildly foxed; an exceptional copy in the unclipped, lightly nicked jacket with slightly toned spine. First edition, first impression of the author's final novel before she slipped into obscurity and poverty; it was republished in the 1960s following her rediscovery and the publication of Wide Sargasso Sea. Scarce.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Framed original animation production drawing from the 1939 Betty Boop short "Musical Mountaineers

      1939. unbound. This 7.5 x 9.5-inch image was drawn in graphite with the border outlined in blue pastel pencil. It is attractively double-matted in blue and grey, framed to 13.5 x 15.25 inches, and set in an ornate silver and gold wooden frame. The drawing depicts a hillbilly woman pulling a horse plow while her husband comfortably rides on the back. The complete drawing was executed by Thomas Johnson who chose to illuminate the image of the husband riding on the back of the plow when the scene was animated. For avid fans who would like to match up the approximate film sequence to this drawing, it is suggested to view the frames from 1:15 to 1:19. The original title of this cartoon was supposed to be Betty Boop in "Hillbillies" and this is evident from a sequence of rare Fleischer storyboards that are currently online. In 1939 the Fleischer brothers stopped releasing Betty Boop cartoons, partly because of the ever increasing problems of clearing censorship. Provenance: from the artist to his nephew and from the nephew to a friend (with an inscription on the back). Near fine condition. Newspaper cartoonist and animator best remembered for his work with Max and Dave Fleischer at Fleischer Studios in the 1930s, especially in the creation of the "Betty Boop" and "Popeye" shorts.

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        Follow the Saint Signed Leslie Charteris

      UK: Hodder & Stoughton, 1939. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good. Follow the Saint by Leslie Charteris Signed First Edition Hodder & Stoughton 1939. No inscriptions, covers VG+ in original first state dust jacket correctly priced 7/6. With slight fading to spine and signs of wear at head of spine. SIGNED BY LESLIE CHARTERIS in the form of a loosely inserted letter (typed and signed 2 August 1938) to an actress who wants to use as her stage name that of one of his regular characters. It reads: "Dear Jean So far as I know, there is no copyright on a name, so if you wanted to call yourself Patricia Holm, I don't think I could stop you. But why would you want to use a pseudonym when you have as good a name as Jean Hughes? Sincerely yours Leslie Charteris" Scarce item - further images available on request.

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        The Grapes of Wrath

      New York: The Viking Press, 1939. First issue, with "First Published in April 1939" on copyright page and first edition notice on front flap of dust jacket. Octavo, original beige cloth. Signed by John Steinbeck on the front free endpaper. Light shelfwear, near fine in a bright dust jacket with light rubbing to the spine extremities. From the library of John Steinbeck. A very nice example with noted provenance. "The Grapes of Wrath is the kind of art that's poured out of a crucible in which are mingled pity and indignation… Its power and importance do not lie in its political insight but in its intense humanity… [It] is the American novel of the season, probably the year, possibly the decade" (Clifton Fadiman).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        All the Brave Preface by Ernest Hemingway Text by Elliott Paul and Jay Allen

      New York: Modern Age Books, 1939. First edition, Number 126 of 440 copies, signed by Quintanilla. Four lithographs & 62 full-page drawings by Luis Quintanilla, one full-page color plate laid in. 1 vols. 8vo. In the original half cream calf and pictorial blue-gray cloth stamped in gilt. Spine very slightly scuffed and toned, otherwise near fine in repaired slipcase with printed label on front.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        "Eickhorn Kundendienst" Verkaufskatalog (orangenes Leinen-Ringbuch ca.22x18cm) mit teils kolorierten Darstellungen der Blankwaffen von Heer, Luftwaffe, Marine, RAD, Polizei und Justiz, Feuerwehr, Forst u. Jagd, Zoll

      . und Bahnschutz, Partei-Formationen sowie für Diplomaten und Beamte, ausklappbare Klingenmusterseiten und mit kompletter Händler-Preisliste; Eickhorn Solingen um 1939/40 [Der seltene Katalog in guter Erhaltung, lediglich der Ringhefter vom Einband gelöst.KEIN NACHDRUCK !!! Extrem seltener Beleg zur Blankwaffenproduktion der Firma Eickhorn.] "Eickhorn Kundendienst", ring binder with pictures of edged weapons, some in colour, of the army, Luftwaffe, navy, RAD, police and justice, fire department, forestry and hunting, customs and railway protection, party formations and diplomats; Eickhorn Solingen about 139/40.

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        The Garden Party and other Stories.

      . London, Verona Press (1939), 4°, marm.Or.-Ln.m.Schutzumschl.u.Schuber.(VI,) 318 S., 16 (10 ganzs.) farbige Or.-Lithos v.Marie Laurencin.1.Ausg.dieser Illustr.Maschinendruck der Officina Bodoni in 1200 num.Expl.auf unbeschnittenem Magnanibütten in der Centaur-Type.Typographie v.Hans Mardersteig.Schuber leicht fleckig bzw.bestoßen, Schnitt minimal stockig, sonst sehr schönes Expl..

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        Dividend on Death

      NY: Holt, 1939. First Edition. A very fine, sharp copy in a VG+ Dust Jacket with a closed tear to front panel and light wear to head of spine The author's first mystery introduces hardboiled Miami private detective Michael Shayne. A rare first edition

      [Bookseller: Mystery Cove Book Shop]
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        RED GARDENIAS.

      New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1939. - First edition. Light offsetting to the front and rear endpapers, endpapers lightly soiled, else very good, tight copy in a bright, unfaded dust jacket with some minor, internal professional restoration. Detective Bill Crane and his gang of sleuths are sent to a Chicago suburb to investigate a murder and death threats made to the family of an industrial magnate. Crane solves the murder case and at the same time learns the secret of the gardenia perfume, the lipstick marks on the dead man's face, the crimson cat, the three shelves, and a hairpin. Attractive Crime Club title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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