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        BLACK FOLK THEN AND NOW. AN ESSAY INTO THE HISTORY AND SOCIOLOGY OF THE BLACK RACE

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

      [Bookseller: Studio Books]
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        The Big Sleep

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Livres anciens et modernes Gilles Hassan]
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        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]

      [Bookseller: Frances Wetherell]
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        Finnegan's Wake

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

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

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

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        Peintures

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Ten Little Niggers

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

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

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

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

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

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        How to be a Motorist.

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

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

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

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        Mike Muligan and His Steam Shovel

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

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

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

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        Barbarians at the Gate - Gollancz's File Copy

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

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Typed letter signed.

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

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

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1939. First Edition, First Printing, with 1939 listed on the title page. Though price-clipped, the dust jacket is identifiable as a first issue jacket, bearing an ad for Choo-Choo on the rear flap, and a yellow spine that just has the book title followed by an abbreviation for the publisher, "H.M. CO", with no mention of the author's name. In Very Good condition. Clean text. Pages show light signs of handle, and are lightly age toned, with light rubbing to a few. Front paste down has a small blue smudge. The binding is holding but lightly pulled with light splitting starting at the front. The boards show light wear, with light rubbing to the stamping. The dust jacket shows edge wear, with rubbing and short tears starting at the folds. The spine of the dust jacket has been reinforced from the verso. A Caldecott Medal winner, wonderfully rare in the original dust jacket.

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

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

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

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

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        Memoirs of a Booklegger

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

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        Donald Duck and His Friends

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

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

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

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        Game in the Desert

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

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

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

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        Mein Kampf. Unexpurgated edition

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Finnegans Wake

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Grapes of Wrath

      London: William Heinemann,, 1939. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, pink endpapers. With the dust jacket. Extremities a little rubbed, tiny closed tear to front joint, faint spotting to endpapers and a few scattered spots to prelims. An excellent copy in a lightly edge-chipped and toned jacket with one short closed tear to front panel. First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in the US in the same year.

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

      Ludwig Voggenreither Verlag, Potsdam // Kurt Vowinckel Verlag, Heidelberg, Berlin, 1939, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, Special Edition, Signed by Author(s)A two book bundle. The bundle is EXTREMELY RARE as the first title is a presentation copy to HEINRICH HIMMLER who has INITIALED the presentation page in green pencil. The second title is SIGNED BY HEINRICH HIMMLER and dated, 14.I.41 in green pencil. Both signatures are VERIFIED. The first volume, "Stadt der Arbeit" is also signed by ERICH STOLLEIT, the Oberburgermeister of Ludwigshafen (for a comparitively short period but during which he efficiently oversaw the Gauleiter command to cleanse the city of its Jews). Stolleit was a controversial figure both within the Nazi Party (party number: 519227) as he ostentatiously distanced himself from the SA as soon as he learned of their anti-Semitic excesses on Kristallnacht. He was later captured in North Africa and saw out the war in a POW camp in Victoria, Australia. The presentation page reads: Die Stadt Ludwigshafen am Rhein uberreicht [the following in fresh inscription] dem Reichsfuhrer SS und Chef der Deutchen Polizei Heinrich Himmler [fresh inscription ends] das aus Unlass des achtzigsten Jarestages der Stadterhebung ihren Goldaten gegebene Buch. Es ist das Werf eines Ludwigshafener Dichters, Erlebtes und Erdachtes des langjahjrigen Aniliners und jetzigen stadtischen Arbeiters Josef Lenhard. Dieser Sonderausgabe seines Buches wurde das vorangestellt, was in der N. S. Z. "Rheinfront" anlasslich des Stadtjubilaums von Mannern der Partei, der Stadtverwaltung, der Wirtschaft und der Chemie geschrieben wurde. So reichen sich in diesem Buch alle die Hand, die in und fur Ludwigshafen am Rhein arbeiten und diese Stadt lieben als Stadt der Arbeit [signed] Stollein - Oberburgermeister [initialled] HH. " Board cover that is worn and scuffed but solid. Leather spine. Binding is tight and sure. The pages are very clean, fresh, firm against the binding. The papertrims have some evidence of handling and shelving. The second book is also in good condition. The paper dustjacket is covered with a clear cellophane protective cover. It has some light wear to the edges, corners and head and foot of the spine. It is whole, healthy and intact. The cloth cover is smart. It has little wear. The corners have shelf depressions. The binding is sure, secure and firm. HEINRICH HIMMLER signed and DATED the frontispage. The impression of this signature (in green pencil) has an impression on the following page. It is tanned but clear. The guttering along this page is weakened. The security of the book has not been compromised. There is light tanning throughout the book. The pages are clear, clean, very sure against the spine, assured and very confident. INCLUDED: an SS collar flash/ insignia: silver thread on black; the reverse thread is intact, slight loose at the wing tips. Also a sleeve flash/ insignia of WVD Brussel: gold thread on black: the reverse thread is very good, fresh and bright. Both are in excellent condition. To repeat it is VERY RARE that HIMMLER's signature is up for sale and EVEN MORE RARE to find books from his LIBRARY, personally marked, on the market. All four items [two books, two insignia] are part of this package. Excellent value for any collector. fk Quantity Available: 1. Category: Nazis / Nazism; W.W.2; Signed by Author(s). Inventory No: zh93.

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        Peintures

      Glm 1939 - - Glm, Paris 1939, 12,5x16,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 550 exemplaires sur vélin blanc, seul tirage avec 30 Normandy. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Raymond Queneau. Ouvrage illustré de 16 reproductions d'oeuvres d'Henri Michaux. Avant-propos de Louis Cheronnet. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Finnegans Wake

      New York: The Viking Press, 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: The Viking Press, 1939: First Edition, First Printing, with statement of "First Published May 1939". Near Fine, in a Very Good first printing dust jacket with price and proper printing statement intact. Toning to pages, with foxing to endsheets, small ink notation to front paste down. Gilt stamping is very sharp. Light bump to base of spine. The dust jacket shows foxing (heavier to verso), edge wear with a few tears, and darkening to spine. A lovely copy of Joyce's notoriously challenging novel.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The Grapes of Wrath

      Viking Press, New York 1939 - First edition, first printing with 'first published in April 1939' on copyright page. Oatmeal cloth, brown lettering. Top edge lightly sunned, light scattered foxing to text block edge, glue darkening at endpages. Tight, square, unmarked, and sharp-cornered. The original jacket in mylar has the $2.75 price and the words "first edition" on front flap, with clipped corners on back flap and slight clipping of corners on front flap. The jacket is toned at spine and has mild edgewear, small closed tear to back panel, rubbed corners. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Changing New York

      New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1939. Former owner's dated signature, bottom edges shelf worn as usual, else near fine in a close to near fine jacket, chipped at the head of the spine eliminating the "C" in Changing, with several additional small edge tears and chips, some of which have been repaired by old scotch tape at the verso. Still a pleasing copy of a book that remains nearly impossible to find in truly fine condition.. First Edition. Second-issue binding in smooth, light blue boards, without blue topstain. Quarto. Text by Elizabeth McCausland. Published under the auspices of the Federal Art Project of the WPA, and clearly showing the influence of Abbott's de facto mentor, Eugene Atget. A highspot of both documentary and New York photography, with one of the great dust jacket designs of the twentieth century. (Parr / Badger, v1, 141; Roth 100-101; Open Book 130-131; Auer 276).

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        Der Erste Großdeutsche Reichskriegertag,

      . München, Raumbild-Verlag Schönstein, 1939, Ganzleineneinband, 71 Seiten, mit farbigen Abbildungen, 100 Raumbilder, mit Brille, Einband mit kleinen Stockflecken und 3 kleinen Beschädigungen, Kö22238, Zustand 2- (P127).

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

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

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        Finnegans Wake

      Faber & Faber, London 1939 - First U. K. Printing. Original brick red cloth with gilt lettering at spine. First published in mcmxxxix on copyright page. Spine ends a bit softened, corners lean slightly inward. Previous owner stamp on title page. Offset or toning to 2nd front endpage and to page 628. Original jacket in mylar has price of 25s net and chips/creases to spine ends, chipped corner. Housed in a fine custom box. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Map of the University of California: Berkeley, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Riverside, La Jolla, Mt. Hamilton, Davis

      California.: California Club.. 1939.. Color lithographic pictorial map poster, 25 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches sheet size. Three small spots where something has adhered to the surface of the poster (could be a fossilised rubberband??); light creasing from rolling, one inch archivally mended tear to upper edge. Overall very clean and bright. An uncommon and most pleasingly designed map, showing the state of California with the seven university campuses identified with banners which list the special features of each. The lettering around the border lists the many areas of study, from librarianship to law. The map was "sponsored by The California Club in commemoration of the Golden Gate International Exposition." .

      [Bookseller: oldimprints.com]
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