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        TYPED LETTER Signed

      Keystone, South Dakota 1939 - Signed "Gutzon Borglum" in black ink. Typed letter on Mount Rushmore National Memorial Commision letterhead and dated 30 March 1939. Letter has normal mailing folds and a couple of ink smudges on the face, otherwise in fine condition. Letter states "My dear Mr. Gates: / I must thank you for your very kind letter of March / twenty-fifth congratulating me for coming into the world / on that date. / I have had a lot of fun but I have found that in / order to follow out the whims and tendencies of this creature / of which I am in charge I have had to use a pick and shovel / a great part of the time, pretty strong language, and / sometimes my fist. / Enclosed you will find a small picture of Mount / Rushmore, and I certainly hope you will make it your / business to come to see it just as soon as you can. / Very Sincerely, / (signed) Gutzon Borglum". Gutzon Borglum was an American artist and sculptor famous for creating Mt. Rushmore, a carving on Stone Mountain near Atlanta and much more. He was born in 1867 in St. Charles, Idaho. He graduated from Harvard Technical College. In 1908, Borglum won a competition for a statue of the Civil War Genearl Philip Sheridan to be placed in Sheridan Circle in Washington, D.C. At the unveiling of this sculpture, President Theodore Roosevelt declared that it was "first rate". Borglum sculpted numerous statues and pieces that are located all over the world. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Legends In History]
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        The Case of the S. S. Kwang Yuan

      San Francisco: The S. S. Kwang Yuan Publication Committee 1939 - First edition, first printing. Octavo, 22.6*15.4*2.4cm, 14+114+2+272+18p., xviii, 272p. in English, and 114p. in Chinese. Illustrated with plates. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chinese Art Books]
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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 1930?'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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        [Book Archive]: "Tempest, Fire & Foe"

      (1939-2000). An original leather suitcase containing a scrapbook, photographs, and documents belonging to Lewis M. Andrews, Jr., a U.S. Navy Lt. Commander during the Second World War, and author of Tempest, Fire & Foe, an important history of destroyer-escort ships and their role during the war, published in 1999. Most of the photographs and related material in the archive was published in, and/or consulted by Andrews during the eight year period it took for him to research and write the book. It includes over 60 wartime photographs and several later snapshots of Andrews at reunions with fellow crew members, along with over 25 halftone negatives and a few strips of 35mm negatives.The scrapbook contains 15 letters from US Navy Admirals and sailors who served on destroyer escorts, including one ALS from Rear Admiral Sheldon H. Kinney (credited with sinking three German U-boats and disabling a fourth): "Dear Lew, Tempest, Fire & Foe is a magnificent piece of work. And what work it must have been! Bravo Zulu, Sheldon." Among the documents is Andrews Navy Service Record (consisting of original signed documents and facsimile copies), the original German "Papiere" belonging to his German-born wife (Helga) dating from 1939-1942, and several of his wartime articles published in the New York Times and other magazines.After graduating from Wesleyan in 1939, Andrews traveled around the world in several freighters "as the Polish crises was building," and joined the Navy in the spring of 1940, having become convinced that the US would soon be drawn into the war: "I had best create my own billet rather than having it created for me." This he did, becoming an ensign on a minesweeper, then taking command of a subchaser in 1942, and then serving as executive officer of the Canadian-built corvette, the USS Might (with seven officers and 100 men). He was sent to protect convoys from Key West to Trinidad and Guantanamo and New York to Guantanamo, encountering much German U-boat activity: "our division never lost a ship." The high point of his career came when he took command of the destroyer-escort USS Sims in 1943: "a beautiful fighting ship" (with 11 officers and 200 men), and was sent to protect convoys from New York to northern Ireland: "one DE in our division, the USS Donnell, was hit by an acoustic torpedo while going in on the attack ... another time, we participated in search and attack on a U-boat after it torpedoed the tanker Seakay in the convoy." In late 1944 he was transferred to Norfolk to serve as executive officer of the largest antisubmarine operation on the east coast of the U.S., dubbed the "merry-go-round."After the war Andrews took over the family business (the New York-based American Map Company), and later founded a smaller company in Florida (Busimaps of Pinellas Park). He wrote the book after his retirement from business: "many years before, I had started to do a book on destroyer-escorts but I found that I couldn't run a company and write a book at the same time ... I returned to the book in 1991 ... [it] took eight years to complete ... thus was born Tempest Fire & Foe. I believe that I have created the first comprehensive story of destroyer-escorts and their derivatives, such as the fast transports."A compelling small archive of Andrews' research photographs and related memorabilia. A detailed list is available. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Ten Little Niggers

      London: Collins / The Crime Club, 1939. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. small 8vo. Publisher's orange cloth with black stamping to the spine, original dust jacket. First edition, first printing. Unclipped dust jacket with some expert restoration to the spine (portion at lower end) and edges. Some thumbsoiling and dampstaining to binding, cloth of spine a bit sunned. Very slightly skewed. No marks or inscriptions. A handsome, very good copy. Controversial title only used in Great Britain (for Crime Club editions). In America, it was published as And Then There Were None and reissued as Ten Little Indians. An extremely scarce edition in dust jacket and one of Christie's most sought after titles. Agatha Christie's best-selling novel with over 100 million sales to date, making it the world's best-selling mystery ever and one of the best-selling books of all time. .

      [Bookseller: Concept Books]
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        [ The Discovery of Nuclear Fission ] IN Die Naturwissenschaften Volume 27, 1939

      [ Berlin ]: Julius Springer, 1939. First Edition. Boards. Very Good. First Edition. [1]-862, [i]-XVIII pages. 7 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. Cloth spine over marbled boards. Pasted on paper spine label and pasted down copied portion of volume title on front board. Apparently assembled from individual issues which were later bound into this volume. The XVIII pages in rear include the volume title, contents and index pages. Individual issue wrappers and advertisements appear to have been discarded (as often the case). Signatures were apparently lightly trimmed, and then glued together against rear cloth with minimal stitching (which is starting to come loose in a few places). The advantage? Easy to read with nice margins in the gutter. The disadvantage? The binding will likely split with continued use and require rebinding at some point (one such split is starting at pp 184/5). The volume number '27' inked on front board label. Boards. This volume of "Die Naturwissenschaften" is very important, containing 6 papers related to the Discovery of Nuclear Fission, the first of which documents the experimental realization of the new element barium by bombarding uranium with neutrons. Otto Frisch suggested the name "nuclear fission" after the biological example of binary fission where cells split into 2 separate cells. "In 1938 Otto Hahn (1879-1968), Lise Meitner (1878-1968), and Fritz Strassmann (1902-1980) became the first to recognize that the uranium atom, when bombarded by neutrons, actually split...Meitner, Hahn, and another chemist, Fritz Strassmann, who had worked with the partners since 1929, were deeply involved in identifying the products of neutron bombardment of uranium and their decay patterns. It was generally expected that elements close in atomic number-quite possibly elements with higher atomic numbers than uranium-would be produced. In 1938 Meitner had to leave Berlin because the Nazis were closing in on all people of Jewish ancestry. She soon found a congenial setting for her research at the Nobel Institute in Stockholm. Her nephew, the physicist Otto Frisch, was located at Niels Bohr's institute in Copenhagen. Meanwhile, Hahn and Strassmann found that they had unexpectedly produced barium, a much lighter element than uranium, and they reported this news to Meitner. She and her nephew worked out the physics calculations of the phenomenon based on Bohr's "droplet" model of the nucleus and clearly stated that nuclear fission of uranium had occurred. It was quickly recognized that barium was among the stable isotopes that were the products of the radioactive decay of transuranic elements that must have been initially formed after neutron bombardment of uranium. News of the splitting of the atom and its awesome possibilities was brought by Bohr to scientists in the United States and ultimately resulted in the Manhattan Project. Hahn, Meitner, and Strassmann were not engaged in nuclear weapons research during World War II. At the end of the war Hahn was astonished to hear that he had won the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1944 and that nuclear bombs had been developed from his basic discovery. Later, as director of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (the postwar successor to the Kaiser Wilhelm Gesellschaft), he spoke vigorously against the misuse of atomic energy. Meitner-who many thought should have received the Nobel Prize with Hahn-continued to do nuclear research in Sweden and then England. Strassmann nurtured the study of nuclear chemistry in Mainz, Germany." (Chemical Heritage Foundation website) The six papers are "Ãœber den Nachweis und das Verhalten der bei der Bestrahlung des Urans mittles Neutronen entstehenden Erdalkalimetalle" (pp. 11-15); "Nachweis der Entstehung aktiver Bariumisotope aus Uran und Thorium durch Neutronenbestrahlung; Nachweis weiterer aktiver Bruchstuke bei der Uranspaltung" (pp. 89-95); "Ueber die Bruchstucke beim Zerplatzen des Urans" (pp. 163-164); "Zur Frage nach der Existenz der "Trans-Urane" I. Endgultige Streichung von Eka-Platin und Eka-Iridium" (pp. 451-453); "Weitere Spaltprodukte aus der Bestrahlung des Urans mit Neutronen" (pp. 529-534); "Ãœber einige Bruchstucke beim Zerplatzen des Thoriums" (pp. 544-547). Partington's History of Chemistry, Vol IV page 966-7 also gives a brief overview of "Atomic Fission" and notes some of the intermediate papers necessary for the eventual results. Chadwick's work on the discovery of the neutron in 1932 was a major enabling research component to Hahn, Strassman, and Meitner's work.

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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      New York Viking 1939 - First edition. 8vo, publisher’s original pictorially decorated tan cloth in original first issue dustjacket, with price and "First Edition" statement both present. 619. A handsome, bright and clean copy, the dustjacket whole and without tears, light evidence of shelving over time, the backstrip of the dustjacket just a touch mellowed by age, clean and bright internally, solid and very well preserved. AN IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION AND PERHAPS THE GREATEST BOOK WRITTEN BY THIS NOBEL PRIZE WINNING AUTHOR. John Steinbeck won the Pulitzer Prize for this novel of migrant workers in America. The story of the Joad family, simple people living close to nature, whose lives are disrupted by the malevolent forces of drought, market conditions and human creed. The novel graphically demonstrates the dangers to society when the vital like between rural man and the Earth is broken. The condition of this copy, in the pictorial jacket, is quite pleasing indeed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Grapes of Wrath

      Viking Press, New York 1939 - Hardcover. First edition. A lovely copy of Steinbeck's classic work of the dispossessed and hopeful. A near fine book with minor soiling to the edges of the boards. Some professional retouching at the head and foot of the jacket and a closed tear on the rear panel. Oatmeal pictorial cloth stamped in brown. Battle Hymn of the Republic endpapers. The Elmer Hader designed dust jacket is clipped at four corners, but first edition statement at the bottom of the front flap is clearly visible and intact. Some darkening to the jacket spine but vibrant colors throughout. Price of $2.75 present on flap. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1940 and one of the most important novels of the 2th century. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sawtooth Books, ABAA]
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      1939. SAROYAN, William. PEACE, IT'S WONDERFUL. NY: Modern Age Books, [1939]. 12mo., printed wraps. First Edition. [Kherdian 12]. Signed presentation from Saroyan, to Paul Bowles, on the half-title page: "For Paul Bowles, with many thanks and much admiration for his music, especially that part of it which does so much for `My Heart's in the Highlands.' Sincerely, William Saroyan, N.Y., April 15, 1939." Kherdian lists the publication date for this title as April 17. Bowles had composed the music for Saroyan's play "My Heart's In The Highlands," which had its first performance at the New York Guild Theatre on April 13, 1939- only two days prior to the date in this presentation. Saroyan wrote the lyrics. A very nice association copy. Very Good (some wear edges spine & covers). $650.00.

      [Bookseller: Antic Hay Books]
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        The Wild Palms

      Random House, New York 1939 - First issue tan binding with green horizontal lines and gold lettering, green topstain. Stated first printing. Very minor even soil from handling/dust. The jacket in mylar has slight edgewear and rubbing, mild even soil/toning, and a small open tear to top back panel. The $2.50 price is present. A tight square unmarked copy in unclipped jacket. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Garden Party, and Other Stories

      London; The Verona Press. [1939]., 1939. Limited Edition, Number 135 of 1200 copies printed at the Officina Bodoni after a design by Hans Mardersteig. 4to. Absolutely fine in publisher's paper covered boards in fine dustwrapper. Slipcase with some splitting to base of spine panel. An absolutely impeccable copy of a beautiful piece of small press production.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Quinti Horatii Flacci Carmina, Odes d´Horace

      Philippe Gonin, 1939, Unbound, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First Edition Thus, Illustrated By: Maillol, AristideSize: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall, Première édition ainsi. Destiné à la publication en 1939 mais retardée par la Seconde Guerre Mondiale et d'autres complications jusqu'en 1958. Remplissez en deux volumes dans des emballages imprimés, logés dans les dustwrappers originaux mais qui n'ont pas les étuis de protection. Une d'une édition limitée de 350. Cet exemplaire non numéroté. Curieusement, il ya trois pages de colophon, deux pages colophon identiques dans le premier volume et une page de colophon différent dans le second volume. Quant aux pages de colophon Vol. I, dans une écriture soignée à l'encre violette, quelqu'un a fait remarquer que le paiement de 50% est due à la réception du Volume I ( Mars 1958) et 50% lors de la réception du Volume II ( Juin 1958). À l'endroit où le nombre manuscrite devrait apparaître dans le Vol. II, la place se trouve, dans un coup de main à l'encre noire soignée, "justifié au Tome I ", puis initiales qui peuvent être PG, par Philippe Gonin, mais incertain. (8, 8 blancs), 179, (2, 3 blancs ) et ( 1, 7 blancs), 278, (2, 8 blancs) pages. Imprimé sur du papier de lin fait à la main avec Maillol - Gonin filigrane, lâche et non consolidées, telles que publiées, avec bords de la page fortement frangés à un effet beau. Avec 125 [?] gravures sur bois, dont 4 sont répétées sur les emballages. Ce livre est une édition bilingue, en latin et en français. Traduit en français par le baron Delort et revu par Mme Michel Roussier. Aristide Maillol illustrateur. De la presse privée de Philippe Gonin, éditeur-directeur, Paris. Toutes les pages propre, sans inconvénients observés. Notez que la cape pour Vol. I est déchiré de haut en bas à la charnière arrière, mais qu'il n'y a pas de pertes à proprement parler. En tout cas, les deux enveloppes sont protégés par suremballeuses de Mylar. 21 x 13,5 cm. Quelques pages non coupées. Un état presque fin de deux volumes, avec une très bonne jaquette et une presque fin, et manquant d'un étui. Rare dans n'importe quelle condition. First edition thus. Intended for publication in 1939 but delayed by World War II and other complications until 1958. Complete in two volumes in printed wrappers, housed in the original dustwrappers but lacking the slipcases. One of a limited edition of 350. This copy unnumbered. Oddly, there are three colophon pages, two identical colophon pages in Vol. I and a different colophon page in Vol. II. As to the colophon pages in Vol. I, in a neat hand in purple ink, someone has noted that 50% payment is due on receipt of Volume I (March 1958) and 50% upon receipt of Volume II (June 1958). In the place where the handwritten number should appear in Vol. II, instead is found, in a neat black ink hand, "justifié au Tome I," and then initials which may be PG, for Philippe Gonin, but uncertain. (8, 8 blanks), 179, (2, 3 blanks) & (1, 7 blanks), 278, (2, 8 blanks) pages. Printed on hand-made linen paper with Maillol-Gonin watermark, loose and unbound as issued, with page edges heavily deckled to a handsome effect. With 125 [?] woodcuts, 4 of which are repeated on the wrappers. This book is a bilingual edition in Latin and French. Translated to French by Baron Delort and reviewed by Madame Michel Roussier. Aristide Maillol illustrator. From the private press of Philippe Gonin, publisher-editor, Paris. All pages clean, with no demerits observed. Note that the wrapper for Vol. I is torn top to bottom at the rear hinge, but that there are no losses to speak of. In any case both wrappers are protected by clear Mylar overwrappers. 8.25 x 5.25 inches. Some pages uncut. A Near Fine set of two volumes, with one Very Good dust jacket and one Near Fine dust jacket, and lacking a slipcase. Scarce in any condition, Limited Edition

      [Bookseller: The Book Carrel]
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        Ten Little Niggers

      London: for The Crime Club by Collins,, 1939. Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to spine black. Spine gently rolled, fading to cloth at top end of spine, faint discolouration along front board top edge, spotting to pages. A very good copy. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        My Father and Mother were Irish

      New York: The Devlin-Adair Company. Very good condition with some minor signs of external wear. Beautifully inscribed and signed by Margaret O'Donovan Rossa: "This little book is inscribed by the author with sincere regard to "Mr. Daniel MacCarthy More, whose admiration for my parents is a bond between us. Best wishes, Mr. More ! - Margaret O'Donovan Rossa - March 1939". Very Scarce ! With a tiny stamp on the rear pastedown with Margaret O'Donovan Rossa's address at 194 Richmond Trerace, Staten Island, N.Y.. New York, The Devlin-Adair Company, 1939. 8°. 191 pages with a portraitfontispiece of Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa. Original Hardcover (green cloth with gilt lettering on spine and cover). Very good condition with some minor signs of external wear. Beautifully inscribed and signed by Margaret O'Donovan Rossa: "This little book is inscribed by the author with sincere regard to "Mr. Daniel MacCarthy More, whose admiration for my parents is a bond between us. Best wishes, Mr. More ! - Margaret O'Donovan Rossa - March 1939". Very Scarce ! With a tiny stamp on the rear pastedown with Margaret O'Donovan Rossa's address at 194 Richmond Trerace, Staten Island, N.Y. Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa (10 September 1831 ?- 29 June 1915) was an Irish Fenian leader and prominent member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood. His life as an Irish Fenian is well documented but he is perhaps known best in death for the graveside oration given at his funeral by Pádraig Pearse. (Wikipedia)

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        The Fate Of Homo-Sapiens

      London, Secker and Warburg. 1939, 1939. First Edition, INSCRIBED. Publisher's cloth; some edgwear, with local spotting/sunning and discolour, some edge spotting. Very good, in similar dust wrapper; worn, with a few nick and tears, but presentable. Inscribed by Wells to title page: "To Evan / Bless him / and spare him./ HGW." The inscription is finished off with a swirling, spiral figure which may depict Mr.Wells' head, part of a snail or possibly a sketch of a biological cell of some kind. It is a little difficult to tell, the inside of Mr.Wells' head being somewhat complex and given to large ideas. Easier to discern is the identity of Evan; Evan Frederic Morgan, 2nd Viscount Tredegar. Founder of the Tredegar Memorial Lecture, Royal Society of Literature, soldier, sportsman and literary patron. His parties at Tredegar House became somewhat notorious in their day, and H.G.Wells was amongst his many regular guests, (along with George Bernard Shaw, Augustus John and Nancy Cunard, which probably means they were the kind of party where one didn't have to lay on extra entertainment), apart from the larger than life qualities of most of his guests the Viscount's parties were also frequented by members of his large menagerie, including a boxing kangaroo called Somerset. From the tone of the inscription, it appears tha Mr.Wells may have been pleading for his host's soul. Shorter New Cambridge Bibliography (Eng.Lit.) 1293-8.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Deutschland im Kampf. 116 Lieferungen in 43 Bänden (alles).

      Berlin, Otto Stollberg, 1939-1944,. 8vo. Mit zahlr. Taf. u. Karten. Rote OPp. (bzw. 4 Bde. OHlwd.) m. Deckel- u. Rückentitel.. Das offizielle Werk der Kriegsberichterstattung, hrsg. v. Reichspropagandaministerium und Oberkommando der Wehrmacht. - Vollständig nicht häufig zu finden. - Rücken meist verblichen, 1 Band dort oben beschädigt. Sonst wohlerhalten, nur papierbedingt gebräunt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Düwal]
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        Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

      Faber, London 1939 - HARDBACK - . Bound in publisher's yellow cloth, front board with red line drawing of two men on rollerskates and red lettering to the spine. A neat Christmas gift inscription to the front free end-paper otherwise a VG+ copy. The dust wrapper is in good+ condition with a one inch chip to the spine tip, with a smaller chip to the base of the spine. Rubbing to the wrapper's extremities, and with a small splash to the front and rear panels. Correctly priced at [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: West Hull Rare Books - P.B.F.A.]
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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.

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      - 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

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      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.

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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. .

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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

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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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      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.

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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.

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      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.

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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

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        ABC De Babar

      Hachette, Paris 1939 - Small 4to with papercovered boards depicting Babar at the blackboard with yellow background. Boards very slightly rubbed at the base of the spine but not significant. Original glassine dustwrapper has three small open chips but is otherwise intact. Pages are fresh and clean with heavy stock preserving the quality of the coloured illustrations. The format is not the usual folio and a further eight Babar titles are listed on the verso of the title-page with the copyright dated 1939. Uncommon in any condition this book feels unused. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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.

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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.

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      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.

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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]

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