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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Niederbayern]
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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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      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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        KEY LARGO

      1939 - ANDERSON, Maxwell. KEY LARGO. Washington, D.C.: Anderson House, 1939. 8vo., cloth in dust jacket. First Edition. Basis for the 1948 Academy Award winning movie of the same name, starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Lionel Barrymore, Edward G. Robinson and Claire Tevor. Trevor won the Academy Award. This first edition copy is signed on the Prologue page by the entire 24-member cast of the first performance on any stage, in the English Theatre, Indianapolis, Ind., on Monday, October 30, 1939. Those signing include Jose Ferrer, Carl Malden, Charles Ellis, Paul Muni, and others. A unique, and probably one-of-a-kind, copy of a scarce book. Very Good in a lovely dust jacket. Enclosed in a custom-designed, leather and cloth clam-shell box, with a gilt-worked spine and the image on the dust jacket- with leather onlays- on the front cover. An incredible copy! $4500.00. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Sefer Simkha veSason. Haggadah shel Pesach im Beurim. Ora VeSimkha. im kol HaDinim HaNitzrakhim.

      khamaiis Azizi Cohen, Jerba 1939 - Lacks leaves [1] and [2]. Have leaves: [3], 32, 150, 7. Yudlov 3676 Ben Menachem Alef 36. OCLC: Libraries worldwide that own item: 1. With stains. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        Changing New York

      E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc, New York, 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Fair. Illustrator: Abbot, Berenice. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Stated First Edition. Text clean. Light spotting to front pastedown and first 4 pages. Blue boards bumped and rubbed at corners and spine ends. Spine bottom missing 1/2" and boards are frayed around it but binding is secure. Small paint spot on rear bottom corner of board. Spine and front spine edge sunned. Illustrator: Abbot, Berenice. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 020000..

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        The Grapes of Wrath

      New York: The Viking Press, 1939. A crisp, very sharp copy of the April 1939 1st edition. Clean and Near Fine (with no discernible flaws to the book) in a bright, price-intact, VG+ dustjacket. Very light, subtle age-toning at the spine and rear panel and very light wear at the flap folds. Still though, an impressive, markedly above-average example of the iconic, Elmer Hader-illustrated dustjacket. Thick octavo, 619 pgs. Housed in a custom-made (Arno Werner), quarter-moroco box.. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Fine/Very Good.

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        Stop Press

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1939. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in red. With the dust jacket. A fine copy in the jacket with toned spine, faded front panel with chip to foot, ink annotations to rear panel and nicks to spine ends. First edition, first impression of this detective story. Published later the same year in the US under the title The Spider Strikes. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the title page.

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        Suspects - Nine

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1939. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in red. With the dust jacket. A little foxing to edges; an excellent copy in the bright jacket that has sunned spine. First edition, first impression. A detective novel, from the Sergeant Bobby Owen series. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the title page.

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        Revista Hispanica Moderna. Boletino del Instituto de las Espanas.

      Philadelphia, University of Pennsilvania Press, 1939-1995.. Bände 5 - 32, 36 - 39 und 41 - 48 in 36 Bänden. Gr.-8° (25 x 18 cm). Blaue Leinen- und Halbleineneinbände.. ISSN: 0034-9593. Titel gestempelt. Buchrücken mit Bibliotheksrückenschild.

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

      Arkham House, WI, Sauk City 1939 - Large octavo, jacket illustration by Virgil Finlay, cloth. 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. 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. Some offsetting to end-papers, upper corners gently bumped, a nearly fine copy in a very good dust jacket with light shelf wear to corners and spine ends with a small chip to upper spine panel and a closed tear to upper rear panel. (15554) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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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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        Handzeichnung in Bleistift und Kohle " Geborstener Baum mit totem Holz ".

      - Große Handzeichung in Bleistift und Kohle: Rechts unten signiert und datiert " G.Hacker, 39 - 43 " ( offenbar 1939 begonnen und 1943 beendet ). Bildgröße ( Höhe x Breite ): 38 x 52 cm. Auf dünnem, braun getöntem Papier. Unfachmännisch unter eine Art Passepartout geklebt ( unter Verdeckung eines nicht geringen Bildstreifens ). Bildränder etwas beschädigt, zwei ca. 5 cm lange Einrisse im Papier. ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) ( Literatur: Thieme-Becker " Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler, Leipzig 1922, Band 15, S. 410 " : " Maler in Düsseldorf, geb. 8.8.1865 in Dessau. Als Schüler Max Brückners erlernte er in Coburg die Theatermalerei und begleitete das Meininger Hoftheater auf dessen Auslandsreisen. Nach der Auflösung dieser Bühne kam Hacker als Lehrer für dekorative Malerei nach Straßburg im Elsaß an die neubegründete Kunstgewerbeschule, 1896 an das Stadttheater in Düsseldorf.Seine dekorative Malerei, die das Landschaftliche bevorzugt, fand viel Anerkennung, besonders die Festspieldekoration des Rheinischen Goethevereins. In Straßburg rührt von Hacker die Ausmalung des Zoologischen Instituts der Universität her. Mit flottgemalten Landschaftsbildern realistischer Art ist Hacker vielfach auf Ausstellungen, besonders in Düsseldorf, vertreten. " Biographische Angaben: 1865: Hacker wurde am 8. August 1865 in Dessau als Sohn des Kammersängers Adolf Hacker und dessen Gattin Pauline, geb. Zschiesche, einer bedeutenden und berühmten Opernsängerin geboren.1882-1887: Eintritt in das Atelier der Prof. Gebr. Brückner in Coburg wo er die Technik der Theatermalerei erlernt und zum Lieblingsschüler Prof. Brückners avanciert, der damals für Bayreuth Wagners Parsifal ausstattet und für die Meininger unter Herzog Georgs Führung seine berühmten Ausstattungen schuf. 1887-1890: Von Herzog Georg II. an das Hoftheater in Meiningen berufen - Teilnahme an vielen Gastspielreisen. 1890-1896: Berufung nach Straßburg. 1893: Als Stipendiat der Stadt Straßburg nach Chicago zur Weltausstellung entsandt. 1896-1945: Mitglied des Künstlervereins " Düsseldorfer Malkasten ", lange Jahre dort im Vorstand tätig. 1896-1899: Berufung an das Stadttheater in Düsseldorf. Schaffung zahlreicher Ausstattungen ( u.a. für die Festspiele des rheinischen Goethevereins ). 1904: Der Kunstverein erwirbt seine " Eifellandschaft ". 1906: Ankauf des Aquarells "Eifelhöhe mit Schafen" durch Kaiser Wilhelm II. 1905: Festausschmückung Berlins zur Kronprinzenhochzeit.1907-1909: Leiter des Ausstattungswesens an der " Bühne ". 1910: Verleihung der Goldenen Medaille für Kunst und Wissenschaft. 1914-1916:Teilnahme am Ersten Weltkrieg.1919: Lehrer für Bühnenmalerei an der Staatlichen Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf. 1927-1936: Zweite Amerikafahrt: Ausmalung einer großen Maschinenfabrik in Reading, P.A., sowie weitere Reisen ins In- und Ausland mit Planung und Ausführung verschiedenster Arbeiten und Aufträge. 1936: Bildausschmückung des Wartesaals III. Klasse im Düsseldorfer Hauptbahnhof ( im Zweiten Weltkrieg zerstört ). 1938: Eingangshalle des Duisburger Hauptbahnhofes. 1940: 3 große Dioramen für das Naturkunde-Museum der Stadt Dortmund. 1945: Am 5.12. Tod in Düsseldorf. Bis kurz vor seinem Tode beschäftigte ihn der Plan den Keller des im Krieg zerstörten " Düsseldorfer Malkastens " mit Fresken auszumalen um den Künstlern des Düsseldorfer Malkastens eine neue würdige Bleibe zu schaffen. ( 1968: Große Einzelausstellung im Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf *Palais Spee* / 1973: Große Verkaufsausstellung Galerie Paffrath, Düsseldorf, Königsallee 46 ). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Eigenh. Briefentwurf.

      [Princeton, 18. XI. 1939].. 2½ SS. auf 2 Bll. Gr.-4to.. An den Vorstand der "League of American Wrighters", dem US-amerikanischen Schriftstellerverband, zu dessen Ehrenpräsidenten Thomas Mann im Juni des Jahres ernannt worden war. - Im November erschien im Bulletin der League der Artikel "France today" von Elliot Paul, den Thomas Mann verwundert "als Letzter und nur zufällig zu sehen" bekam. - "Aber der Aufsatz selbst stellt eine nur zu überzeugende Rechtfertigung dieser Notmaßnahmen dar, denn er beweist die völlige Abhängigkeit des internationalen Kommunismus von der russischen Macht- und Bündnispolitik, er dient nicht etwa sachlicher Information, sondern ist ein Akt stalinistischer Kriegssabotage, eine politische Kampfhandlung gegen die Demokratien zugunsten Hitlers und Stalins". - Besonders diesen Absatz hat Mann in dem Entwurf stark überarbeitet, eine erste Fassung wurde nach zahlreichen Änderungen vollkommen gestrichen und auf dem zweiten Blatt neu begonnen. Auch diese Fassung weicht von der gedruckten Fassung in einigen Passagen und Formulierungen ab. - "Zwischen dieser Gesinnung [seiner eigenen, "anti-totalitären und demokratischen Überzeugung"] und der einer Vereinigung, aus der Manifeste wie der Artikel France today hervorgehen, besteht eine solche Übereinstimmung aber offenbar nicht, und so kann ich die mir freundlichst übertragene Ehrenstellung nicht länger als gerechtfertigt ansehen". - Da ihm "laute Demonstrationen widerstehen", bittet er, seinen Namen von dem ihm eingeräumten Ehrenplatz zu streichen [...]". Auch hier finden sich im Entwurf zahlreiche Streichungen und Änderungen. - Der Entwurf entstand wohl noch am 17. November, denn bereits am 18. November diktierte er seiner Frau Katja die endgültige Fassung, am 24. November wurde das Schreiben übersetzt und dürfte kurz danach abgeschickt worden sein. - Für Thomas Manns politische Stellung in seiner Exilzeit und seine Sicht auf das Verhältnis der westlichen Welt zum stalinistischen Russland von ganz enormer Bedeutung. Durch die zahlreichen Bearbeitungen hat der Briefentwurf Manuskriptcharakter. - Gelocht und mit Abdruck einer Büroklammer. Vom Vorbesitzer ehemals im Rahmen präsentiert, daher im Passepartoutausschnitt leicht gebräunt. - Mit Bleistiftanmerkung zum Empfänger und dem Hinweis "Geschenk von Frau Mann 1970". - Thomas Mann, Briefe 1937-1947, SS. 134/135.

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        Enciclopedia illustrata del calcio italiano almanacco 1939 XVII

      Edizioni del Calcio illustrato 1939 Bello, RARO e introvabile! Piccole mancanze in cop., lievi tracce di firme a matita in copertina, firma di appartenenza, bross. ed. ill., in - 8, 352 pp. Riccamente illustrato e numerose tabelle. Si tratta del primo Almanacco del Calcio. Fu pubblicato dalle Edizioni de Il Calcio Illustrato e la tradizione proseguì poi con le Edizioni Carcano per finire con la Panini.

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      London: Hutchinson [1939]. First edition, first printing. Original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding square and clean, the contents darkened and spotted to the prelims but without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the original Abbey illustrated dustwrapper which is entirely without loss but a little rubbed and creased to the extremities. The underside of the wrapper has been needlessly strengthened to the upper and lower edges. Not price-clipped (8/6net to the spine, as called for). An attractive copy. 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 Gothic Script of the Middle Ages

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

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        Deeds Ill Done

      New York: M.S. Mill. 1939. First. First edition. Octavo. 253pp. About near fine in slightly cocked spine and touch of bumping at the spine ends in about very good dustwrapper with wear at the extremities, some small chipping and tears at the spine folds, and sunning to the spine. Inscribed by Seifert to the family of her sister, the prolific author Elizabeth Seifert. Adele Seifert's first solo book (following another mystery she co-wrote with her other sister Shirley). A wonderful association copy of a scarce mystery. OCLC locates no copies. .

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      Il Clero Italiano, Milano 1939 - RO40191679: 17 années sous forme de nombreux fascicules brochés (env. 170), avec 2 années reliées (1938, 1939). Années manquantes: 1931, 1933, 1934, 1935 (disponibles à l'unité à 10,95 Euros chaque). Quelques années incomplètes. Tampons et annotations de bibliothèque sur les 1ers plats et en 1res pages. Quelques couvertures déchirées. Pubblicata da Fr. Agostino Gemelli o.f.m., Mons. Fr. Olgiati, Mons. Luigi Vigna. Du fasc. n° 2, 1re année, fév. 1920, au fasc. n° 6, 21e année, juin 1940. Sommaire du n° 2, fév. 1920: L'esistenza di Dio nei risultati di alcuni studi recenti, Do Fr. Olgiati. L'istruzione liturgica, Mons. Luigi Vigna. L'origine del rispetto umano, Agostino Gemelli. L'azione cattolica in Italia, Piero Panighi. La voce di Roma negli Atti Pontifici, Catholicus. Ribrica giuridica, Sac. Dott. Giuseppe Trezzi. la vita spirituale, Bollettino d'ascetica e di mistica, Agostino Gemelli. Schemi di conferenze, Don Fr. Olgiati. Dottrina cristiana: Schemi di lezioni occasionali per le sei classi, Mons. Luigi Vigna. Tra libri e riviste, Index. Sommaire du fasc. n° 6, juin 1940: La Catechesi alle assistenti sanitarie e alla Croce Rossa, Mons. Cesare Rosa. La contrizione perfetta e l'insegnamento catechistico, P. Gioachino Caldiroli o.f.m. Casi di teologia morale risolti, Mons. Carlo Gorla. Pensieri sui Vangeli di Giugno. In-8 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 450-Italien, roumain, rhéto-romain [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Ten Little Niggers

      London: Collins, The Crime Club,, 1939. Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. Some minor spotting throughout but an excellent copy in the rather frayed and creased dust jacket with a number of chips at the edges. First edition, first impression.

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        Complete Mixing Guide

      Angostura-Wuppermann Corp. 1939 - New York: Angostura-Wuppermann Corp., [ca. 1939]: 64 pp. Revised from the 1912 and 1936 Editions. Small, staple top bound pamphlet in beige marbled wraps. In Good+ condition. Light edge wear and soiling, with the occasional stain to wraps and pages. A lovely little guide with note paper provided in the middle of the page block for notes. Rare. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Gentleman's Companion

      New York: Derrydale Press, 1939. Limited Edition. 1/4 cloth. Very good +. No slipcase. A classic in mixology.

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        Rogue Male [aka Man Hunt]

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1939., 1939. First edition. 8vo. Publisher's purple cloth titled in white to spine, minor edgewear and bumping to extremities, corners sharp, binding strong and smart. In a striking example of the very scarce pictorial dustwrapper, unfortunately faded to spine panel and with a two inch closed tear to the front hinge, chipped to spine ends with some loss to head of spine just clipping the title. Nevertheless shows well, a handsome copy of a title very rarely seen in any form of dustwrapper. An increasingly overlooked tale of adventure in which a sporting tourist indulges in a spot of ill-advised envelope pushing. A wonderful suspense. Also published as 'Man Hunt' in 1942, and the basis for the 1941 film of the same title directed by Fritz Lang. Hubin; Crime Fiction IV. p763.

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        The Red Army and Navy

      1939. RODCHENKO, Aleksandr. The Red Army and Navy. Unpaginated. Illustrated throughout with photographs. Folio, bound in publisher's blind-stamped cloth. Moscow and Leningrad: State Art Publishers, 1939. |~||~||~||~||~| Designed by Rodchenko, and presumably issued as a companion volume to Soviet Aviation in the same year and in the same format. A marvelous example of Stalinist book design, combining Rodchenko's modernist sensibility with typical Stalinist bombast. A fine copy. |~|

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        The Gothic Script of the Middle Ages

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

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        A Map of New York. A Chart neither too Literal nor too Emotional, Showing the City New York Replete with the Wondrous Spectacles, Mysteries and Pastimes of the Natives. Done in the Year of the New York World's Fair 1939

      New York.: R. H. Macy & Co.. Copyright 1939.. Color pictographic / pictorial map, 20 x 26 inches on sheet size 22 x 27 3/4 folding as issued, now professionally mounted on linen. Light wear along folds; very good, clean condition. A vibrant map of New York City by Russell Patterson "done in the year of the New York World's Fair" combining vignette illustrations of many of the landmark buildings with light-hearted depictions and commentary on life in the city, linking it stylistically with the "foundational" pictorial map of the twentieth century, MacDonald Gill's Wonderground Map of London Town. Russell Patterson (1896 - 1977) had a long career as a designer in many different fields; in the late 1930s he designed Christmas windows for Macy's. Only one library holding listed on WorldCat (University of Houston). Map title continues: A Chart neither too Literal nor too Emotional, Showing the City New York Replete with the Wondrous Spectacles, Mysteries and Pastimes of the Natives. Done in the Year of the New York World's Fair 1939. .

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        Little Grey Rabbit's Christmas

      Collins, London 1939 - A remarkably well-preserved first printing copy of this wonderfully illustrated Christmas tale. Aside from light external wear, the only defect is a narrow one inch opening between top of backstrip and front board. Contents clean, bright and unmarked. A copy of such high quality is rare indeed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Old Kentucky Homes and Gardens

      The Standard Printing Company, Louisville, Kentucky 1939 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Mask of Dimitrios

      London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited, 1939. First printing. 320 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Red cloth. Slightly cocked, else Near Fine. Previous owner's signature. One of Ambler's most celebrated novels and the basis for the 1944 film, A Coffin for Dimitrios, starring Peter Lorre, Sidney Greenstreet, and Zachary Scott. Rare.

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        Collection of original drawings for About People

      1939. 58 pen-and-ink drawings on paper, signed ("Wm. Steig"), docketted in pencil and pen, two images with Random House and Life Magazine stamps on verso. Various sizes, approx. 6 x 6 in. Some light smudging, generally near fine. 58 original signed drawings for William Steig's About People (1939) - the completed book ran to 105 illustrations. With a signed note, "John - Here it is. Don't lose it. Bill" presenting the drawings to an editor or publisher.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Patience of Maigret

      London: George Routledge and Sons,, 1939. Translated from the French by Geoffrey Sainsbury. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered gilt. With the dust jacket. Ownership signature to front free endpaper. Spine gently rolled, head of spine slightly toned; an excellent copy in the bright, slightly ragged jacket, with loss to head of spine and rear panel, 6 cm closed tear to head of front panel with small chip at top. First edition in English, first impression, with the scarce dust jacket designed by E. McKnight Kauffer. The book was originally published in Paris under the title La Tête d'un Homme in 1931. Georges Simenon (1903-1989), the prolific Belgium writer, is best known for his Maigret series, featuring the fictional French detective, Inspector Jules Maigret, who appears in 75 novels and 28 short stories.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Happy End (Introduction). Typescript introduction, published as "The Happy Road". [And:] Original Typescript Foreword by Kenneth Roberts

      New York: Harold Ober, 40 East 49th Street, 1939. Published by the Derrydale Press in 1939. Submission copy from agent, with typewritten title page, 49 pp., typed rectos only. Foreword by Roberts, 3 pp., signed by him in pencil on the last page. 1 vols. 8vo. Black brad-bound wrappers. Agent's label on front cover. The introduction and foreword to the volume of sporting stories by the only best-selling author associated with the press.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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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.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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      [Parsons: Bell Bookcraft Shop, n.d. (ca 1939)]., 1939. First edition. 8vo. Original blue cloth, titles stamped in gold on front cover, [4], 117 [blank], plus 7 pp. of index and notes. This rare book tells of the settlers of Parsons and incidents that took place there through the years 1869 to 1895. Six Guns 534 & 1208 say "Contains a chapter on the Benders." Listed twice by Six Guns as by "Curry" and again as "Kansas." Affixed to the verso of the title page is a newspaper clipping that says in part, "Thanks to the unselfishness and fine civic spirit of Mrs. Belle Curry, city librarian, Parsons has a new book that in the years to come will prove invaluable to all who have any interest in the history of the "Queen City of the Plains." "At her own expense, because she thought the city should have such a book, Mrs. Curry has had a neat volume published detailing events of historical importance between the years 1869 and 1895. The book is entirely a compilation of information from The Sun, the old Eclipse and Republican newspapers......." "It is an exceedingly interesting volume, relating events from the time W. K. Hayes on June 19, 1869, located at the confluence of the Big and Little Labette creeks near the townsite and established a village known as Mendota. The book concludes with the story of the murderous Bender family. Mrs. Curry had 50 copies of the book printed. She has given some of them away." Mrs. Curry was the only librarian the public library ever had, taking the job when the library was founded in 1907. Some light cosmetic restoration to the spine ends and corners, else a very good, tight copy of a rare book.

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        British & American Game-Birds. With a chapter on shooting in America by Eugene V. Connett

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1939. No. 34 of 125 copies, signed by the artist, and with a signed pencil remarque of a mallard duck beneath the mounted color frontispiece. Twenty plates in colour by Philip Rickman. 48 pp. 1 vols. Folio. Original brown cloth, tan pigskin spine with brown morocco label, t.e.g. Fine copy in original cardboard slipcase. FINEST COPY SEEN A handsome work, produced in England for The Derrydale Press. Rickman's plates are exceptional.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        [Album of 6 etchings and aquatint engravings from the personal collection of Eugene V. Connett, 3d]

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1939. Each print of a small limitation, as noted. 3 etchings, 3 aquatint engravings colored by hand, each signed or inscribed by the artist. 1 vols. Folio. Recent half red morocco album, printed title leaf, each print window matted in heavy card mounts, by Aquarius. Fine. A beautiful presentation of Roland Clark prints from the personal collection of Eugene V. Connett, III, publisher of the Derrydale Press. Comprising:1) "Home Waters" Drypoint etching, first proof impression of a scene of nine ducks in flight, used as the frontispiece to the large-format Derrydale retrospective of Roland Clark's Etchings with the title "The Morning Flight". The published etching includes Clark's monogram in lower left (added subsequent to this proof). Ordeman does not note a proof impression in his discussion of the published book. This print is signed and inscribed by the artist "First Proof - to Gene Connett June 10, 1938"; in the foreword to the book, Connett writes "My friend, Roland Clark, has asked me to write a short foreword to this book of his etchings, and, as I obviously admire his work, it is a great pleasure for me to accede to his request. ? That his art has received widespread recognition in this country is common knowledge; but it is not so well known that a large number of his etchings have been sold abroad where the quality of his work is highly appreciated." The foreword is dated June 14, 1938. A unique state of this print, with a fine and meaningful association.2) "Bluebird Weather" Drypoint etching, first proof impression, 1938.3) "The Alarm", hand colored aquatint, 1937. Edition of 250. Copy no. 1.4) "The Scout", hand colored aquatint, 1938. Edition of 250. Copy no. 1.5) "Winter Marsh. Canvasback", hand colored aquatint, 1937. Edition of 250. Copy no. 1.6) "A Memory". Drypoint etching of twelve ducks in flight above a marsh, 1928. Edition of 75. Inscribed to Mrs. Connett. Roland Clark's Etchings (1938) no. 29.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Paris, 16. VI. 1939. - 1 S. Gr.-4to. Die andere Seite mit einem ganzseitigen eh. Schreiben von Döblins Gattin Erna. An Elvira und Arthur Rosin in New York mit der Bitte um die genaue Adresse von Elviras Schwester, Fr. Dr. Rosenthal, die gleichfalls in Paris lebt: "[.] Hier herrscht die alte politische Spannung und Unsicherheit, man weiß nicht, was wirklich gespielt wird; nicht einmal der anglo-russe pacte ist unter Dach. Eben erhalte ich den Kirkegaard Band von Herrn Rosin, schönsten Dank! Ich las drüben auf Ihrer Chaiselounge mittendrin ein paar wunderbare Passagen über Plato. - Apropos Plato: Herr Olschki senior ist nun schon en route, - ihn kennen gelernt zu haben, gehört ja zu den Gewinnen meiner Amerikareise. - Es ist doch eine schöne Stadt, ein gutes reiches kräftiges Land, in dem Sie jetzt sind, Frau Rosin, - schrecklich wie man hier zerkrampft wird und die Lügen einen umringen, man kann nur die Türe zumachen [.]".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        "Gallant Fox" [with:] "Omaha" [and:] "Johnstown"

      [New York: privately printed by The Derrydale Press, 1939. "Gallant Fox" state without jockey. Size of editions unknown, each print produced in very limited quantities. Three sporting aquatint engravings, the first finely hand colored, the others in uncolored state. Oblong folio (24 x 37 inches). Half red morocco album, red morocco label gilt on upper cover, printed title leaf, each print window matted in heavy card mount, by Aquarius. Fine. Beautiful presentation of an exceedingly rare Derrydale sporting print commissioned by William Woodward, New York banker and owner of the Bel Air Stud in Maryland, who also commissioned two of the most desirable books of the press, 'Gallant Fox A Memoir' and 'Cherished Portraits of Thoroughbred Horses'. With the finest possible association, inscribed lower left "To Eugene V. Connett from William Woodward".With two further examples of the privately printed thoroughbred portraits commissioned by Woodward, "Omaha" and "Johnstown", after paintings by the noted artist Martin Stainforth, who painted eleven equestrian portraits for Woodward. Connett's records indciated that only 10 copies of Omaha were produced (Ordeman).

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        Abraham Lincoln: The War Years

      Harcourt, Brace, 1939. First Edition, one of 525 copies on rag paper, numbered and signed by the author. Illustrated with 414 half-tones from photographs and 249 cuts of cartoons, letters and documents. 4 vols. Large, thick 8vo. Gilt buckram, leather spine labels, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Bookplate in each volume on front pastedown, pencil erasure from corner of each free endsheet, a few minor rubs to labels, but a very good or better set, without slipcases. The poet's Pulitzer Prize-winning sequel to THE PRAIRIE YEARS.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Christ in Concrete

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1939. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in dark blue. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the jacket with sunned spine. First UK edition, first impression. First published in the US in 1937. Inspired the 1949 film, Give Us This Day (US title Christ in Concrete). From the publisher's archive their stamp to the title page.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Dragon's Teeth

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1939. A problem in deduction. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in red. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the jacket with a sunned spine. First UK edition, first impression of this mystery novel featuring Ellery Queen. First published in the US earlier the same year, and reissued in 1954 under the title The Virgin Heiresses. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the title page.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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