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        L` Acuponcture chinoise. Bd. I: L`Energie (Points, Meridiens, Circulation) und Bd. II: Le Maniement de L`Energie. (komplett),

      Paris, Mercure de France, 1939, 1941. - 300, 274 S. mit Abb. Einband berieben und angeschmutzt. Bindung etwas gelockert. Besitzerstempel von Alfred Eble und Dr. E.W. Stiefvater auf dem Vorsatz. Dort handschriftliche Einträge von Dr. Erich W. Stiefvater in Band 1 (nicht wiedergegeben) und Band 2: "Dieses Buch schenkte mir Alfred Eble 1949 in Basel er hatte es bei Soulie d. Morant gekauft und einbinden lassen. Dieses Jahr kann man als Beginn der A. in Deutschland u. der Schweiz bezeichnen. Ostern 1949". Innen immer wieder Anstreichungen. Gutes Leseexemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 3000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Göppinger Antiquariat]
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        The Ugly Duckling

      Boston: D. C. Heath and Co.,, 1939. Folio 350 x 320 mm. 11 pages on artist board featuring page layout and the original celluloid illustrations for The Ugly Duckling Story which was in the D. C Heath title Little Pig's Picnic and Other Stories by Margaret Wise Brown. Housed in a blue cloth solander box. Walt Disney Studio illustrations throughout. Page 5 without the celluloid illustrations, An excellent set. First edition, first printing. A fantastic group of original Disney Studio celluloids. Due to accurate representations being distorted with some license holders, Disney decided that in house illustrators were their best option in accurate representations of their characters, which resulted in stories such as this one having it's illustrations as celluloid pieces. This item was featured in 1997 October issue of Walt Disney's Comics, the article states that very few of these original story board celluloids survived given their fragile nature, making this group a rare collection. Included with this is a copy of Brown' s Little Pig' s Picnic and Other Stories which featured this story.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        San Joaquin

      Los Angeles: Ward Ritchie Press. 1939. First edition of Everson's second book, limited to 100 copies; 8vo, pp. xi, [5], 38, [1]; original cloth-backed printed boards, printed paper label on spine; a very good copy, with a two-line autograph quote by Everson (signed "W. E.") on the half-title page, and a subsequent inscription by him on the front free endpaper: "For Peter Bartlett - this copy - Gordon Newell's old copy - joining two good friends across the years - with gratitude and affection Bill Everson March 10, 1974."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        Lo Popular en la Plástica Española a Través de mi Obra

      Buenos Aires, Editorial Losada 1939 - 67 páginas. Libro histórico escrito por la propia artista. Numerosas reproducciones en color y blanco y negro. Rarisimo encontrarlo con sobrecubierta. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Largine]
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        Spiezer Bilder-Chronik 1485.

      Genève, Roto-Sadag, 1939 - 2°, 90 S. (Einführung, Text d. Handschrift), 344 faksimilierten Blätter sind teilweise farbig., Ganzpergament. m. Deckelillustration, Minimalst stockfleckig, sehr schönes Exemplar. Nr. 2 von insgesamt 500 Exemplaren. Dekorative Faksimile nach dem Original der Stadt- und Hochschulbibliothek Bern, anlässlich der 6. Jahrhundertfeier der Schlacht bei Laupen. Hrsgn. von Dr. Hans Bloesch. Buchschmuck und Einbandentwurf von Paul Boesch. Einband von Aspern, Genf. Von Diebold Schilling dem Älteren (* um 1445; ? um 1486) sind uns drei prächtige Bilderchroniken überliefert: die große Burgunderchronik der sogenannte "Zürcher Schilling" , die den Verlauf des ganzen Krieges der Eidgenossen mit Karl dem Kühnen schildert, die dreibändige Amtliche Berner Chronik und die sogenannte "Spiezer Chronik", eine Auftragsarbeit für den Berner Schultheißen Rudolf von Erlach. Mit dieser Chronik endet die große Tradition der Berner Chronistik des 15. Jahrhunderts. Die "Spiezer Chronik", wurde Schillings letztes Werk: er starb 1486. Die hervorragenden Bilder machen diese Chronik jedoch zum künstlerisch wertvollsten Band seines gesamten Schaffens. Das bestellte Geschichtswerk, das den Stolz auf die ruhmreiche Vergangenheit seiner Familie mit dem Selbstbewußtsein des bernischen Staatswesens verband, war Ausdruck des Lebensgefühls und Denkens von Rudolf von Erlach. Als Diebold Schilling zu Weihnachten 1483 dem Berner Rat die dreibändige Amtliche Berner Chronik überreichte, dürfte beim Ratsherrn Rudolf von Erlach der Wunsch geweckt worden sein, selbst ein solches Werk zu besitzen. Wenig später nämlich erhielt Schilling den genannten Auftrag. Der Text der Chronik folgt in Schillings exakter Handschrift den bewährten Vorlagen und führt mit 344 Bildern auf 808 Seiten von den Anfängen der Stadt Bern bis ins Jahr 1465. Verschiedene kleine Kürzungen am Schluß der Chronik lassen die Ungeduld des Schreibers erahnen: Der von Alter und Krankheit gezeichnete Chronist mußte sein Werk wohl vorzeitig abschließen. 10000 gr.

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        The Grapes of Wrath

      London: William Heinemann Ltd,, 1939. Octavo. Original pale blue-green cloth, gilt lettered spine, pink endpapers. With the dust jacket. Jacket spine and back panel lightly toned, nicks and chips at extremities of spine. An excellent copy. First UK edition, first impression, originally published in the US in the same year.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Vier handgeschreven brieven aan 'Amice' en een ongepubliceerd gedicht.

      - Diverse formaten. Alleen recto. Gesigneerd 'J.Bloem' en 'J.B.' en gedateerd 'Kijkduin/ i8.i0.'39', 'Kijkduin/ i9.i0.39', 'Kijkduin/ 20.i0.'39' en 'Kijkduin/ i0.ii.'39'. Acht, drie, vijf respectievelijk acht regels tekst.* In 1939 had J.C. Bloem een eenvoudige baan op het departement van Sociale Zaken in Den Haag, waarvoor hij zich alleen in dat jaar 23 keer ziek meldde. Onderhavige brieven betreffen alle ziekmeldingen, op zeer klagerige toon gesteld: 'Ik had gehoopt, vandaag weer op het Dept. te komen, maar ik voel mij te beroerd. Wat het is weet ik niet, misschien griep, maar ik denk dat er toch wat anders achter moet zitten. Morgen komt de dokter. Je weet, dat ik mij al een heelen tijd al beroerd gevoel. Ik ben den heelen dag dood-op; Alles is mij te veel' (10 november 1939). Het ongepubliceerde gedicht is een zesregelig gelegenheidsvers, gemonogrammeerd 'J.B.'. De dichter dankt zijn collega's ('Toovenares en Toovenaar,/ Dat zijt gij vieren heel voorwaar') voor gezonden bloemen. Typerende collectie van een dichter die zijn dagen het liefst thuis en in kamerjas doorbracht!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas Holthuis - Paulbooks]
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        By the Shore of Silver Lake

      Harper and Brothers 1939 - A very good first edition in a very good dust jacket. First Edition stated on the copyright page. Bookplate attached to front paste-down. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Spiezer Bilder-Chronik 1485.

      Geneve, Roto-Sadag, 1939. 2°, 90 S. (Einführung, Text d. Handschrift), 344 faksimilierten Blätter sind teilweise farbig., Ganzpergament. m. Deckelillustration, Minimalst stockfleckig, sehr schönes Exemplar. Preis in CHF: 600. Nr. 2 von insgesamt 500 Exemplaren. Dekorative Faksimile nach dem Original der Stadt- und Hochschulbibliothek Bern, anlässlich der 6. Jahrhundertfeier der Schlacht bei Laupen. Hrsgn. von Dr. Hans Bloesch. Buchschmuck und Einbandentwurf von Paul Boesch. Einband von Aspern, Genf. Von Diebold Schilling dem Älteren (* um 1445; um 1486) sind uns drei prächtige Bilderchroniken überliefert: die große Burgunderchronik der sogenannte "Zürcher Schilling" , die den Verlauf des ganzen Krieges der Eidgenossen mit Karl dem Kühnen schildert, die dreibändige Amtliche Berner Chronik und die sogenannte "Spiezer Chronik", eine Auftragsarbeit für den Berner Schultheißen Rudolf von Erlach. Mit dieser Chronik endet die große Tradition der Berner Chronistik des 15. Jahrhunderts. Die "Spiezer Chronik", wurde Schillings letztes Werk: er starb 1486. Die hervorragenden Bilder machen diese Chronik jedoch zum künstlerisch wertvollsten Band seines gesamten Schaffens. Das bestellte Geschichtswerk, das den Stolz auf die ruhmreiche Vergangenheit seiner Familie mit dem Selbstbewußtsein des bernischen Staatswesens verband, war Ausdruck des Lebensgefühls und Denkens von Rudolf von Erlach. Als Diebold Schilling zu Weihnachten 1483 dem Berner Rat die dreibändige Amtliche Berner Chronik überreichte, dürfte beim Ratsherrn Rudolf von Erlach der Wunsch geweckt worden sein, selbst ein solches Werk zu besitzen. Wenig später nämlich erhielt Schilling den genannten Auftrag. Der Text der Chronik folgt in Schillings exakter Handschrift den bewährten Vorlagen und führt mit 344 Bildern auf 808 Seiten von den Anfängen der Stadt Bern bis ins Jahr 1465. Verschiedene kleine Kürzungen am Schluß der Chronik lassen die Ungeduld des Schreibers erahnen: Der von Alter und Krankheit gezeichnete Chronist mußte sein Werk wohl vorzeitig abschließen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        Poemes. Traduits par Elisabeth M.Denis-Graterolle. Lithographies originales de Maurice Denis.

      Paris, Ambroise Vollard 1939.. Folio. 129, (1) S., [9] Bl. mit 13 Orig.-Farblithographien auf Tafeln sowie 56 teils farb. bzw. getönten Orig.-Lithographien im Text. Dunkelgrüner Maroquin-Halbfranzband mit goldgepr. Rückentitel über 4 Bünden u. Kopfgoldschnitt (Orig.-Umschlag eingebunden).. Monod 10661. Carteret IV, 379: "Belle edition recherchee et tres cotee en grand papier". - Eines von 205 (GA. 270) num. Exemplaren auf holländischem Bütten. - Zum Schluß ein 'Table des hors-texte', in dem alle Illustrationen verkleinert auf 3 Seiten wiedergegeben sind. - Laut Bleistiftverm. a. V. "Exemplaire d'artiste. Provenance Mme. Maurice Denis". - Goldgepr. gekröntes Monogramm-Exlibris auf Pergament "Aleramo Spada Lavini", Rücken mit minimaler Abriebstelle, sehr gutes Exemplar.

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        Follow the Saint

      UK: Hodder & Stoughton, 1939. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good. Follow the Saint by Leslie Charteris First Edition Hodder & Stoughton 1939. No inscriptions, covers VG+ in original first state dust jacket correctly priced 7/6. With slight fading to spine and signs of wear at head of spine.

      [Bookseller: Brought to Book Ltd]
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        Finnegans Wake

      Faber and Faber Limited, 1939 - Small mark to spine, preliminaries and rear end-papers somewhat foxed, final leaf of text and one preliminary blank browned, otherwise a very nice copy in slightly frayed and chipped dust-wrapper which has a few short tears as often [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Bertram Rota Ltd]
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        The World is Round

      New York: William R. Scott. , 1939. Pictures by Clement Hurd. Quarto. Original blue boards, white cloth back strip, titles to front board in white, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Illustrations throughout by Clement Hurd. Ends of spine lightly bumped, corners a touch rubbed, in the dust jacket with wear to extremities, a touch of toning to spine, closed tear and creasing to end of spine. A very good copy. First edition, first printing. Stein's first book for Children.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The mechanism of nuclear fission. Offprint

      1939 - First Theoretical Paper on Nuclear Fission Bohr, Niels (1885-1962) and John A. Wheeler (1911-2008). The mechanism of nuclear fission. Offprint from The Physical Review 56 (1939). 426-450pp. 268 x 200 mm. Original printed wrappers. Fine copy. First Edition, Offprint Issue of the first theoretical paper on nuclear fission. In January 1939 Lise Meitner and Otto Frisch, with Bohr’s encouragement, published a letter in Nature announcing their discovery of nuclear fission in uranium. The news took the scientific world by storm, with over 100 papers on uranium fission experiments appearing in the next twelve months, but Bohr was the only one during this period to publish on the theoretical aspects of this phenomenon. Collaborating with American physicist John A. Wheeler, Bohr worked out in great detail the complete theory of nuclear fission, publishing the results in the present paper. "In this work Bohr met with two old loves: the compound nucleus of 1936 and the study of the relation between surface tension and surface vibrations . . . Bohr and Wheeler discussed many other features: whether other nuclei can fission, the competition between fission and other possible fates of the compound nucleus, the fate of the fission fragments, the possibility of instantaneous neutron emission accompanying fission, etc. The work with Wheeler was the last major novel contribution to physics by Bohr [emphasis ours]" (Pais, Niels Bohr’s Times, p. 458). "Though it would be refined further, the theory of Bohr and Wheeler was accepted, and continued to remain ever since, as the standard description of the mechanism of nuclear fission" (Mehra & Rechenberg, The Historical Development of Quantum Theory, 6, p. 1006). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Garden Party And Other Stories (Illustrated And Signed By Marie Laurencin)

      The First special illustrated printing published by London, Verona Press in 1939. Octavo.Original full green morocco, one red label with gilt titles to spine, raised bands, black stamped rule to boards, top edge gilt. 'Publisher's Note' leaf tipped in following the title page as issued.Housed in a custom solander box.The BOOK is in Very Good++ condition.A little light rubbing to the boards, very minor foxing to fore edge and some margins, otherwise in very good condition. Spine labelling colour is mildly faded with one small dark mark to the spine label.Gilt titling remains bright. Raised bands are a little age darkened.Spine has a hint of fading but negligible.With 16 exquisite colour lithographs by Marie Laurencin.A Limited Edition of 1200 numbered copies of which numbers 1-30 were SIGNED - this one being no. 5 and signed on the limitation page by Marie Laurencin. She has also SIGNED again at the bottom of the Colophon Page. This edition was designed by Hans Mardersteig and printed at the Officina Bodini on handmade paper. Though printed in 1939, the Second World War delayed publication until 1947.The illustrations are in Marie Laurencin's typical pastel style.Laurencin was born in Paris, and at the age of 18, she studied porcelain painting in Sèvres. She then returned to Paris and continued her art education at the Académie Humbert, where she changed her focus to oil painting. During the early years of the 20th century, Laurencin was an important figure in the Parisian avant-garde. A member of both the circle of Pablo Picasso, and Cubists associated with the Section d'Or, such as Jean Metzinger, Albert Gleizes, Robert Delaunay, Henri le Fauconnier and Francis Picabia, exhibiting with them at the Salon des Indépendants (1910-1911) and the Salon d'Automne (1911-1912).She became romantically involved with the poet Guillaume Apollinaire, and has often been identified as his muse. On the one hundredth anniversary of Laurencin's birth, the Musée Marie Laurencin opened in Nagano Prefecture, Japan.The museum is home to more than 500 of her works and an archive.A very scarce title with such attributes. Collectible.More images available on request. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        YEARLING

      - (WYETH,N.C.)illus. THE YEARLING by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons 1939 (1939 A). 4to, (7 1/2 x 9 3/8"), dark blue cloth (buckram) with deer head in gold on cover, spine stamped in gold with no ornaments, top edge plain, Fine condition in publisher's blue slipcase with a deer head on white printed paper label (case slightly rubbed on edges else sound and VG+). LIMITED TO ONLY 750 COPIES FOR SALE-SIGNED BY BOTH WYETH AND RAWLINGS. Two interesting facts have emerged about this edition. First, although 750 copies were printed, only 520 copies were actually bound and sent out with the light blue binding, chemise and slip case found on many copies. The remaining 250 copies were bound with the limited edition sheets in this dark blue cloth with a darker blue slipcase and were distributed later. Secondly, according to letters from Rawlings to her editor, as the limited edition sheets were being printed she discovered that there was a line missing on page 196 (between lines 5 and 6). A new signature with the correction was inserted but not before some sheets were distributed. This copy, although in the later binding, has the earlier uncorrected sheets so there was apparently no rhyme or reason as to how they managed this error. Illustrated by Wyeth with pictorial endpapers, 14 full page color illustrations, title page decoration, plus 2 special charcoal and wash full page illustrations done for this limited edition. Also included is a facsimile of a 2 page letter by Wyeth discussing the book (not present in the trade edition). Wyeth reportedly traveled to Cross Creek, Rawlings' home, before beginning the artwork, in order to capture the essence of the area. Very scarce. Allen p. $4250.00 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        A corrected draft by Frank Lloyd Wright with over 20 words in his hand defending his style: "? fresh and new in every building I build ? I suggest you put a gently sloping roof on any LE CORBUSIER OR GROPIUS just to see what you have left ?"

      Tailesin, August 1939. 8.5" x 11". "Important Typescript Signed in type, ""Frank Lloyd Wright,"" 5 pages, 8.5"" x 11"", Taliesin, August 1939, with numerous corrections and emendations in his hand throughout, a draft of his article entitled ""To the Fifty-Eighth,"" Expected folds, some minor marginal wear, minor staple holes at top margin, else fine.The article, which appeared in the October 1939 issue of The Journal of the Royal Institute of Architects, was a rebuttal to criticisms levelled at him after a lecture he delivered in London in May 1939 attacking the ""International Style"" of architecture. Wright opens his pointed rebuttal: ""If printed reactions to my talks in London ?" no speaker really ?" which should HAVE reached me there, but now reach me at Taliesin mean anything, I have succeeded in getting myself pretty thoroughly misunderstood and well disliked, especially by those who should have been quick to understand me. i refer to the 58th variety ?" 'the fruit of my own orchard'? For such pains as I took in the circumstances I am accused of disowning the 'fruit of my own orchard' when I intended only to cut out DOWN saplings interfering with good fruit. Therefore certain intellectualists (saplings) are saying I am changed to 'escapist'. A bad word, their word 'escapist'? Boys, Why call names? Why not go to work? Go on ... do something on your THEIR own that doesn't take refuge with the incompetent in a 'universal' pattern for something that (should it abide with principle) ought to be as alive and various as human character is itself!"" Countering accusations that his compatriots at Taliesin have their heads in the sand, contributing little substance to the field, he retorts: ""Once and for all, concerning this constantly repeated reference to my contribution to Architecture as a kind of romanticism: because any attempt on their part to establish a 'contemporary vernacular' is defied by the revelations of principle eternally fresh and new in every building I build - they DRAG IN THE term 'Romanticism' is dragged in to conceal their own impotence whereas it rally only explains it. I love romance as I love sentiment. But just as I dislike sentimentality I would dislike their 'Romance."" Corbusier or Gropius ?" I suggest you put a gently sloping roof on any LE CORBUSIER OR GROPIUS just to see what you have left of the so-called International Style after proper deductions have been made.""Wright's central problem with the International Style was that man had become the tool of the machine: ""... Where is that creative force today? THE man is not using the Machine! The machine is using the man and is using him so he is losing himself, ... becoming a 'thing' beneath his push button and steering wheel ... If he [the creative artist] still exists now he will probably be found under some other name, because, as he stood, the machine ahs already wiped him out as any constructive element in social life today. I foresaw this possibility. I did not accept it."""

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        Johnny Got His Gun

      NY: Lippincott, 1939. First edition. Hard cover in original cloth. Published NY: Lippincott, 1939, first printing. 8vo., yellow cloth with black titles and red top edge tint. Mild creasing along spine, else very good plus - clean, bright, unmarked, binding tight, corners sharp, unworn. . 1st. Hard. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. 8vo.

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        ARCHIVE Of FOUR TLS LETTERS FROM RICHARD HALLIBURTON'S CHINESE JUNK "The SEA DRAGON"; November 1938 to February 1939. Two Photographic Images of the "Sea Dragon" included

      The Trans-Pacific Chinese Junk Expedition, Inc, (San Francisco) Shanghai / Macao / Hong Kong 1939 - Pages within the letters: 5, 3, 4, 3 [Total of 16 typewritten pages]. Who took the first aerial picture of Mount Everest after receiving express permission by stunning the Majarajah of Nepal with bi-plane aerobatics? Richard Halliburton was a legendary American travel writer and adventurer. Reading stories of his feats and antics seem surreal - after all, who flies an airplane upside down over the Taj Mahal? Halliburton was born in January of 1900 in Brownsville, Tennessee. Deciding at an early age not to settle down and grow old with a wife and family as the rest of his family and friends seemed to be doing. After graduating from Princeton, Halliburton traveled on as many adventures as possible and published his first novel, The Royal Road to Romance, in 1925 at the tender age of 25. His first novel became a bestseller, and was followed by more published adventures in 1927 and 1929. He enjoyed fame and adventures for a little over a decade, before deciding in 1938 that his next grand feat would be to cross the Pacific ocean from Hong Kong to the San Francisco International Exposition in a Chinese Junk ship, made expressly for his purposes. It is on this voyage that Halliburton and the entire crew of the Junk the "Sea Dragon" were lost at sea, having gotten caught in a typhoon. In 1945 a 150-foot ship outline with Chinese lettering washed ashore in California, this thought to possibly be some of the wreckage of the "Sea Dragon." Letter I: Halliburton describes the arrival in China and purpose of the expedition, as well as his interest in junks stemming from a 1 ft. scale model he sailed as a child. He explains that he chose to use a junk for his journey because of their stability, and notes that it is possible it will not be the smoothest ride. He quips: "If the junk should be small, the storms violent, and the voyage long - all the better. For if there is no hazard, no battle, where is the sport?" He introduces the "friends" of the expedition to his crew of Captain John Welch, Henry von Fehren, "Bru" Potter, among others. Halliburton also spends a significant amount of time discussing the war with China and Japan and the Japanese belief systems. Letter 2: The second letter discusses the search for an appropriate junk, and the ultimate decision to build their own that could be modified for the journey. Working with the man said to be the best ship-builder in Hong Kong (Mr. Fat Kau), and the appropriation of a few more crew members (a chef and a radio operator). Letter 3: The third letter, posted from Canton, desribes their taking the Sea Dragon out for a "shake down" cruise, with Mr. Fat Kau as his guest (who, though a builder of ships, had never sailed on one), and with high seas nearly everyone aboard became seasick. Halliburton notes the dry deck despite the high waves and believes he was right about the Sea Dragon's sea-worthiness. Much of the rest of the letter is spent discussing Canton, the disputes between the Chinese and Japanese, the destruction, the looters, and other conditions in the city. Letter 4: After setting out on their voyage, the Sea Dragon needed to return after only 2 days due to sickness on the boat. Though Halliburton seems only a trifle annoyed at the delay of their voyage, he is excited enough to try again, and leaves his readers with this: "In about another week we plan to leave again, to slip away as quietly as possible, and head east, once more around the southern tip of Formosa - and straight on to Midway. If all goes well, the next letter, the fifth, will carry an American stamp, for Midway Island is American. When this, the fourth letter, reaches you, we'll be a thousand miles along the way - I hope. Many thanks, again, for your interest and good will. Faithfully, Richard Halliburton" Modest wear to paper (some light age-toning and rubbing to papers). Envelopes rubbed and worn. Withal, a VG lot. Letters typewritten to buff paper, envelopes with blue seal of the "Sea Dragon" with illustration pr

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        The Daughters of the Stars.

      London: Hatchard & Co., 1939 - Quarto. Original quarter vellum, grey cloth boards, dark blue morocco label to spine. With the dust jacket. Housed in a dark blue morocco solander box. Edges of boards and margins of text block slightly toned. An excellent copy in a price-clipped dust jacket chipped at head of spine and with small minor tears on back lower edge. A really lovely copy. Two colour plates. Signed limited edition. Number 424 of 500 numbered copies signed by Crary and Dulac. "Publication of this book encountered delays and difficulties because of the outbreak of World War II. Since paper and workmen were fast being commandeered by the British government, the book was rushed into print despite the fact that only 2 Dulac illustrations were finished" (Hughey). Dulac designed the entire format of the volume, including chapter head and tail scroll designs. Hughey 91.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O., 26. XII. 1939.. ½ S. 4to.. An eine Dame: "Haben Sie vielen Dank für Ihr promptes und liebes Schreiben vom 21 Dec. - Frl. Bustato [?] hat mir selbst geschrieben, in goldigem Englisch-Deutsch, - ich werde ihr direkt antworten. Heute schicke ich Ihnen und Ihrem lieben Mann und Lucie mein Duo und die kleine Partitur der kleinen Sinfonie, und bitte Sie, diese kleinen Dinge zum Andenken zu behalten [...]". - Mit einem Notenfaksimile am Kopf; im linken Rand gelocht (keine Textberührung); Einrisse im rechten Rand mit Tesafilm geschlossen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        SONG IN HIS HEART:(Story of the Irish singer Chauncey Olcott.)

      House of Field, Inc 1939 - 1st Edition. Light soiling to both covers. Spine is quite faded and 1/4" tear to upper spine. Inscription on endpaper, interior pages clean with no marks or writings, binding sound. Moderate wear to corners and spine ends. No jacket. Smoke free and shipped in box. Please see our feedback! More images upon request. 304 pp [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gas Light; Angel Street

      London: Constable & Company; Samuel French. Good/Not Issued. 1939. First Edition. Card Covers. 7.25" X 5" A rare collection of four publications comprising the UK and US first editions of the play together with theatre programs of the first performances from the Apollo Theatre in London and the John Golden Theatre, New York. The 1939 first edition of "Gas Light" is from the library of the actor Derek Glynne who has signed his name on the title page. (n.b., not signed by the author). The play was first performed on December 5th, 1938, at the Richmond Theatre, Richmond (UK) and produced by Gardner Davies; it was subsequently made into a number of films. Octavo; (1-6), 7-83, (84). A Victorian thriller in four acts. This copy is marked "PROMPT" on the front cover and was clearly used for that purpose in an early performance of the play. Marginalia, underlinings, instructions and deletions in pencil throughout the publication giving an insight into the interpretation of the play for this particular production. Some areas of loss to the paper spine, wear consistent with the age and history of the publication but given the somewhat ephemeral nature of the publication it has survived well. The London "Gas Light" theatre programme is in very good condition and contains photographs of the original cast together with period advertisements; the cover artwork is similar to the Constable and Company play publication. The play was published and performed in the US as "Angel Street". The play was published by Samuel French and was first performed in the US in 1942 at the John Golden Theatre, New York. This publication is in very good condition.The Playbill (programme) contains details of the original US cast (Vincent Price played Mr Manningham) together with many period advertisements; small amount of wear but in very good condition given its ephemeral nature. This collection of four publications is very scarce and would be difficult to replicate. Weysprings Books is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) and is bound by the Association's Code of Ethics. .

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        Reichs-Handbuch der deutschen Fremdenverkehrs-Orte. Wegweiser durch Deutschland für Kur, Reise und Erholung. 2t.

      Berlin: Reichs-Bäder-Adressbuch-Verlag Erwin Jäger, 1939. - Notka wydawnicza: Berlin: Reichs-Bäder-Adressbuch-Verlag Erwin Jäger, 1939.; Wymiar bloku: 32cm.; Naklad: 0; Uwagi: T.1: Mit Anhang: Deutschlands neue Ostgebiete (polnocna czesc Niemiec w tym Slask, Wielkopolska, Pomorze, dawne Prusy Wschodnie, Wielkopolska i inne nalezace lub przylaczone do Rzeszy ziemie II RP; T.2: Mit Anhang: Protektorat Böhmen und Mähren (poludniowa czesc Niemiec, nadto Austria i Protektorat Czech i Moraw). Bardzo obszerny informator turystyczny kuracyjny i wypoczynkowy obejmujacy ca 13.000 miejscowosci Niemiec z 8000 ilustracjami w granicach z 1.10.1939 roku w ukladzie terytorialnym, a nastepnie alfabetycznym. Przebogaty bardzo dobry material ilustracyjny.W t.1 i t.2 tozsama barwna mapa uzdrowisk III Rzeszy; Waga: Ca 6,2 kg; Jezyk: niemiecki; Strony: T.1 1374s.; T.2 984s.; Kategorie tematyczne: design grafika uzytkowa art deco oprawy/okladki 1900-1944, geografia przewodniki i informatory, ogolne slowniki geograficzne i krajoznawcze, obcojezyczne niemiecki, okres wydania 1900-1944 / , geography guide-books, general geographic dictionaries, foreign languages German, period of edition 1900-1944 / , Geografie Führer, Allgemein geographische Wörterbücher, fremdsprachig deutsch, Erscheinungsperioden 1900-1944; Oprawa nieznacznie uszkodzona, w t.1: karta tytulowa dosc uszkodzona z plamami i perforacja, brak ss.3/4, inna karta naddarta; blok czysty w t.2: naderwana wyklejka, tylna okladka luzem, blok pekniety, czysty jedynie karta tytulowa nieznacznie poplamiona. Pozycja w stanie wiecej niz dobrym.

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        [Op. 106]. Portuguesa pour basson et piano Morceau de Concours du Conservatoire national de Musique. Autograph musical manuscript signed

      Folio (ca. 360 x 280 mm). [i] (title), 15 pp. Notated in black ink on music paper with 16 printed staves per page. The engraver's copy, prepared for the publishing house Alphonse Leduc. Scored for bassoon and piano, the work begins in E minor, in 2, Andante doloroso. First page with autograph dedication, signature, ("Henri Busser"), and dates ("1939"). Final page signed "H. Busser" and dated Paris, April 15, [19]39. Dedicated to Gustave Dhérin, noted professor of bassoon at the Paris Conservatory. With autograph annotation "Même édition que La Chasse de St. Hubert" to lower portion of title and occasional erasures and corrections in black ink in the composer's hand. Lower edge of first page with publisher's red handstamp, manuscript date "[193]9" and plate number ("A.L. 19882") in an early hand in maroon ink. Handstamps of the Société des Auteurs, Compositeurs & Éditeurs de Musique, dated May 19, 1939, to first and last pages. Numerous editorial markings and minor annotations in one or more early hands in pencil and red crayon. Slightly browned; two outer leaves and second bifolium detached, with several minor tears not affecting music; lower portion of pp. 3 and 4 with slight washing of ink, minimally affecting 1 "f" dynamic marking. Together with: An engraved proof of the first edition of the bassoon part. Folio (ca. 350 x 270 mm). 1 page. Paris: Alphonse Leduc, 1939 [PN A.L. 19,882]. With an autograph annotation in blue crayon signed "H. Busser" to blank upper margin. Various handstamps, including "11 Mai 1939," "Corrigé," and publisher's stamp to lower margin. Slightly worn, torn and creased. . With numerous recordings available online, the Portuguesa has become a staple of the conservatory bassoonist's repertoire. Leduc also issued an undated, and probably later, version for bassoon and orchestra, of which only one copy is recorded, at the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek. Worldcat. Not in Grove Music Online. "Firmly rooted in the French 19th-century tradition, BüsserÂ’s symphonic and choral writing is indebted to Gounod and Saint-Saëns. He is best known, however, for his dramatic works, which betray Wagner's impact in both their form and their use of the orchestra. The influence of Debussy, whose advice Büsser sought over the opera that became his most successful, Colomba (c1902–10), is also evident in certain harmonic procedures and in an acute sensitivity to orchestral colour. The ballets, such as the light-hearted La ronde des saisons (1905) with its amusing descriptive touches, provide further evidence of his keen dramatic sense." Barbara L. Kelly in Grove Music Online.

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        Lautréamont EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: José Corti, 1939. Fine. José Corti, Paris 1939, 12x18,5cm, broché. - First edition on current paper, it has been printed over 25 pure in large papers. Precious autograph signed by the author André Rolland Renéville: "A Mr. Rolland Renéville In viva esteem and very cordial tribute Bachelard..." Spine slightly lightened by sun light. Provenance: Library André Rolland Renéville. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant, il n'a été tiré que 25 pur fil en grands papiers. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Gaston Bachelard à André Rolland de Renéville : "A monsieur Rolland de Renéville. En témoignage de vive estime et en très cordial hommage. Bachelard". Dos légèrement insolé. Provenance : bibliothèque de André Rolland de Renéville.

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        Lettera autografa manoscritta in italiano intitolata 'Gli Italiani nel Pindo'

      s.e. s.d. Lettera manoscritta di 3 cc. (cm 14 x 22) vergate al solo recto in lingua italiana da Nicolae Iorga. Piccoli strappetti e lievissima mancanza al marg. sup. della prima e della terza carta che non intaccano il testo. In questa lettera non datata, ma risalente probabilmente al 1939, e dal titolo 'Gli Italiani nel Pindo', Iorga saluta con entusiasmo l'ingresso delle truppe italiane in Albania e il ricongiungimento con le truppe macedoni. L'occupazione italiana dell'Albania del 1939 fece parte delle operazioni militari del Regno d'Italia per l'espansione territoriale ed economica alla vigilia della seconda guerra mondiale. Iorga considera gli Italiani i liberatori degli Aromeni, popolo che viveva nella zona centro - meridionale dei Balcani, fra il nord della Grecia e dell'Albania, ritenendo che ci fosse una grande affinit? fra Aromeni e Italiani: 'l'italiano imparer? a conoscere da presso pure questi aromeni coi quali egli, parlando la propria lingua, potr? intendersi immediatamente... ritroveranno tanti elementi della stessa vita arcaica italiana, pastorale ed agreste, quale si conserva tuttora in molte plaghe dell'interno della penisola'. L'A. fa riferimento all'entrata degli Italiani 'liberatori' a Ciamuria: 'ed ? stata una gran festa, l? tra le moltitudini dei pastori di Samarina, centro romeno del Pindo...', auspicando alla fine che i giovani Aromeni possano un giorno schierarsi tra le fila dell'esercito italiano: 'Cos? quando qui tra il fremito delle armi si risolleveranno le nostre bandiere, l?, grazie all'Italia, potr? rispondere lo stesso grido per salutare lo stesso ideale profondamente umano e vittoriosamente latino'. Nicolae Iorga (Botosani, 1871 - Strejnic, 1940) fu uno storico, politico, accademico e letterato romeno. Liberale conservatore, nel 1903 fond? il Partito Nazionale Democratico e nel primo dopoguerra fu presidente del Consiglio (1931 - 1932) e consigliere del re di Romania Carol II. Professore ordinario all'Universit? di Bucarest, fu membro di accademie scientifiche nazionali e internazionali. Fond? vari giornali di impegno culturale e politico, fra cui il periodico 'Neamul rom?nesc'. Cre? nel 1937 l'Istituto di Storia Universale di Bucarest. Fu il fondatore, nel 1930, dell'Istituto Romeno di Cultura e delle Ricerche Umanistiche di Venezia. Dopo essere stato prelevato dalla sua casa di campagna nel 1940 fu assassinato nel bosco di Strejnic da elementi della Guardia di Ferro per la sua opposizione alla politica filonazista del governo romeno. ITA

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        Mieux vivre n°2 : LE LAIT

      1939. broché. Bon état. Mieux vivre, 1939. Plaquette in/12 couverture illustrée et agrafée, illustrations en noir : photographies de Wolff, Denis Belon, Ergy Landau, Brassaï,, Papillon, André Boyer ?"Mieux vivre?" souhaitait rassembler chaque mois les plus jolis documents photographiques parus sur un sujet.

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        The Grapes of Wrath

      The Viking Press, New York 1939 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "First Published in April 1939" printed on the copyright page. A wonderful copy. This First Printing dustjacket has the words "First Edition" printed on the front flap and the publisher's $2.75 printed price is present. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is rich in color with slight wear to the edges. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's tan cloth and is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A sharp copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Mask Of Dimitrios

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1939., 1939. FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. A Haycraft-Queen cornerstone novel. Octavo, pp.320. Publisher's cloth, lightly worn with a few small marks, spine sunned. A very good copy. With an important presentation note to the title-page; Roy Baker / from Eric Ambler / 16 August 46. The recipient is Roy [Ward] Baker, the cult film and TV director [Quatermass, The Avengers, The Saint etc]. The present copy was inscribed during production of the film 'The October Man', being written by Ambler and directed by Baker. Howard Haycraft; Murder For Pleasure. Cooper & Pike; Detective Fiction , see also Haining; Crime Fiction p201.

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        Little Pig's Picnic and Other Stories.

      Boston: D. C. Heath and Co., 1939 - Octavo. Original pictorial cloth, illustrated endpapers. Spine slightly toned and bumped, mild white marks to front board, occasional light spotting to pages, page 89 with chip to lower edge. A very good copy. Walt Disney Studio illustrations throughout. First edition, first printing. Signed by Walt Disney on the half title page. A collection of short stories based on Disney's Silly Symphonies.

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        L' Acuponcture chinoise. Bd. I: L'Energie (Points, Meridiens, Circulation) und Bd. II: Le Maniement de L'Energie. (komplett)

      Paris, Mercure de France, 1939, 1941.. 300, 274 S. mit Abb. 27 x 24 cm, priv. Leinen. Einband berieben und angeschmutzt. Bindung etwas gelockert. Besitzerstempel von Alfred Eble und Dr. E.W. Stiefvater auf dem Vorsatz. Dort handschriftliche Einträge von Dr. Erich W. Stiefvater in Band 1 (nicht wiedergegeben) und Band 2: "Dieses Buch schenkte mir Alfred Eble 1949 in Basel er hatte es bei Soulie d. Morant gekauft und einbinden lassen. Dieses Jahr kann man als Beginn der A. in Deutschland u. der Schweiz bezeichnen. Ostern 1949". Innen immer wieder Anstreichungen. Gutes Leseexemplar.

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        Einweihung des Neubaues der Reichskanzlei Berlin Januar 1939 * O r i g i n a l F l ü g e l m a p p e im V e r l a g s c h u b e r

      Berlin, 1939.. . Vollständige Ausgabe im Original-Verlagseinband: Festeinband / Pappband als Flügelmappe im Format 22,5 x 31 cm, mit dekoriertem (Mäander / NS-Hoheitszeichen als Vignette) Deckeltitel, im Verlags-Pappschuber. Inliegend 12 Tafeln mit Lichtdrucken nach Original-Photos von Professor Heinrich Hoffmann und Max Baur /Potsdam und nach Bleistiftzeichnungen von Curt Winkler, alles als montierte Tafeln auf Kunstdruckpapier; das Deckblatt mit einem Gedicht von Wilhelm Bacher (Bauarbeiter): "Zur Einweihung. Man sieht in deutschen Landen, / besonders in Berlin, / des Führers Bauten stehen; / viel Bauten, stolz und kühn! / Die Reichskanzlei des Führers, / erstanden über Nacht, / da hat Professor Speer nun / ein Meisterwerk vollbracht! / Seht! Diese wucht'gen Quadern, / die Säle, marmorschwer, / im Ehrenhof, da ragen, / die Säulen, hoch und hehr! / Und dieser Bau, er zeuget, / von mancher Stirne Schweiß, / von edler, deutscher Arbeit, / und vieler Hände Fleiß! / Er zeugt von Deutschlands Größe, / und von des Führers Tat, / da er zum ew'gen Ruhme, / das Volk geeinigt hat! / So fest das Herz des Führers, / steht für das Volk bereit, / so fest steh' dieser Bau nun, / in alle Ewigkeit! / Viele Jahre geh'n und kommen, / doch immer wird man seh'n, / daß Kind und Kindeskinder, / vor'm Haus des Führers steh'n! / Doch ist der größte Bauherr, / der Führer selbst zugleich, / weil er uns hat erbauet, das "Große Deutsche Reich"! / "Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Führer!" / - dies Wort hat guten Klang, / Führer! Befiehl! Wir folgen, / Dir treu den Weg entlang!" - Exemplar in sehr guter Erhaltung

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        Du bist wie dein Blut - Dramatische Dichtungen um Paracelsus (3 Teile in 3 Bänden) : Teil (Band) 1: Ritter, Tod und Teufel / Teil (Band) 2: Das große Geheimnis / Teil (Band) 3: Der Meisterschnitzer von Nürnberg

      Ohne Ortsangabe: Im Selbstverlag, Ohne Jahresangabe - etwa 1939. Leder an den Kanten berieben/beschabt (Band 1 mit kleinerer Fehlstelle) - ansonsten saubere und wohlerhaltene Exemplare. [Band 1 (rot): 120 Seiten, 532 Gramm, Exemplar 46 von 100 Exemplaren. Band 2 (grün): 109 Seiten, 496 Gramm, Exemplar 10 von 50 Exemplaren. Band 3 (blau): 110 Seiten, 510 Gramm, Exemplar 51 von 50 Exemplaren (so gedruckt - wohl wieder 100), dieser Band im Zweifarbendruck (schwarz und rot). Jeder Band in einmaliger numerierter und vom Dichter gezeichneter (signierter) Auflage. Im Vorsatz jeweils mit einer kleinen Widmung (datiert 1941/1941/1940) an Maria Hipp (1919-2015), Anerkannte Hebamme und Trägerin des Bundesverdienstkreuzes. Bei dem Autor handelt es sich wohl um Dr. med. homöop. Heinrich Will (1891-1971). Ganzledereinband mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln und blindgeprägten Deckelbild (Paracelsus). 339 Seiten. 1538 Gramm. 29x21cm.] Fachgerechter Paketversand über unsere Logistikpartner Hermes oder DHL!.

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        The comedies, histories & tragedies of William Shakespeare: 37 volumes . With Poems. 2 volumes (39 volumes complete)

      The Limited Editions Club, 1939-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 39 volume complete set. Limited edition club, one of 1950 numbered sets. 33 cm. Quartos. Hardcover. Good bindings and covers. Spines moderately sunned. Clean, unmarked pages. Uncut. Edited by Herbert Farjeon from the text of the first folio and quarto editions. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham, Eric Gill, Valenti Angelo, Frank Brangwyn, Frans Masereel, etc. The Limited Editions Club was founded in 1929 by George Macy with the intent of publishing beautifully illustrated and designed classic literature for a relatively small number of subscribers. Much of the LEC’s fame stems from its use of some of the best illustrators and artists available. Each title was uniquely designed with individualized paper and cover materials. The Limited Editions Club was created to publish finely illustrated and designed books. Many of the books contain original printed etchings, lithgraphs, engravings, etc. from famous contemporary artists. Contents: [1] Henry the Eighth. --[2] King Lear. --[3] As you like it. --[4] A midsummer's night dream. --[5] The merchant of Venice. --[6] The merry wives of Windsor. --[7] Hamlet. --[8] The comedy of errors. --[9] Troilus and Cressida. --[10] Coriolanus. --[11] Othello. --[12] Measure for measure . --[13] Henry the Fourth, pt. 1. --[14] Henry the Fourth, pt. 2. --[15] Macbeth. --[16] Antony and Cleopatra. --[17] Julius Caesar. --[18] Love's labour's lost. --[19] The two gentlemen of Verona. --[20] Cymbeline. --[21] Much ado about nothing. --[22] Twelth night. --[23] The winter's tale. --[24] King John. --[25] Henry the Sixth, pt. 1. --[26] Henry the Sixth, pt. 2. --[27] Henry the Sixth, pt. 3. --[28] Titus Andronicus. --[29] Henry the Fifth. --[30] Richard the Second. --[31] Pericles. --[32] Timon of Athens. --[33] The tempest. --[34] Romeo and Juliet. --[35] Richard the Third. --[36] The taming of the shrew. --[37] All's well that ends well.+ Poems This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US.

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        Inscribed Production Still from the Wizard of Oz

      c.1939. 250 x 215 mm black and white production still. An excellent copy. Inscribed production still featuring the Wicked Witch, Dorothy and the Scarecrow. " Watch out! Cameron! The Scarecrow of Oz Ray Bolger.

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        GRAPES OF WRATH

      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.

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        Peintures EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Glm, 1939. Fine. Glm, Paris 1939, 12,5x16,5cm, broché. - 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. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 550 exemplaires sur vélin blanc, seul tirage avec 30 Normandy. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Henri Michaux à Raymond Queneau. Ouvrage illustré de 16 reproductions d'oeuvres d'Henri Michaux. Avant-propos de Louis Cheronnet.

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        The Big Sleep

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf 1939 - First edition, first printing. One of 5,000 copies. Publisher's orange cloth, lettered in dark gray. Near fine, with some faint toning to the spine, light wear to the extremities, a few minor spots of faint soiling to the otherwise bright boards, clean interior. A tight and attractive copy of Chandler's first novel. Bruccoli A1.1.a The Big Sleep marks the debut of Chandler's hard-broiled detective character Philip Marlowe. Unlike Dashiell Hammett's Continental Op and Sam Spade, who are widely considered the archetypal hard-boiled detective figures, Marlowe possesses a sensitivity underneath his tough exterior that distinguishes him from similar detective characters in the genre. Indeed, as he investigates a case of blackmail serving as a red herring for a more sinister crime, Marlowe stands out, as Isaac Anderson writes in his 1939 New York Times Review, "as almost the only fundamentally decent person" in the story. Notably, in 1946, The Big Sleep was adapted into a film of the same name starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. A Haycraft Queen Cornerstone. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ludwigsburg. Schloss Ludwigsburg „ Gartenfront Corps de logis " Öl auf Leinwand.

      1. Hälfte 20. Jahrh., Stuttgart . 1939 - 47,5 x 67,5, Ölgemälde., signiert und datiert . Gerahmt 9 cm Goldleiste der Zeit . Sprache: de [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Alcoholics Anonymous.

      Works Publishing Co., Newark, NJ 1939 - Original front board cover + TP + 1 leaf = Index + 1 leaf = Index -- (2) + 1 leaf = Foreword + 1-4 = The Doctor's Opinion + 1-76 + 1 leaf = The Alcoholic Foundation + 1-79 = Personal Stories. [note: with p. 64 printed upside down] + original rear board cover, 8½ " x 11", First Mulitlith Edition ("The Original Manuscript Edition").Copy #2 of the Pre-publication Multilith Printing of Alcoholics AnonymousOwned and Annotated by Jim Burwell -"The New York Atheist"(The Man Who Contributed "God as we understand Him" to the Big Book)[dated by hand: "#2 Copy / Dec. 8, 1938"]In mid-February of 1938, a pre-publication multilithed copy of what, two months later, would become the "Big Book" of Alcoholics Anonymous was circulated to members, relatives, friends, ministers, psychologist and doctors for their comments and critiques. The exact number of printed copies is unclear - numbers of 100, 300 and (most commonly) 400 are mentioned in the record. These copies were sent out as "loan" copies with every expectation they would be returned with annotations - after which they would be destroyed. Many copies were returned and disposed of according to this plan, but a handful of others were not - resulting in no more than 50 - and perhaps as few as 25 copies - surviving. WE HAVE A FULL THREE-PAGE DESCRIPTION OF THIS BOOK AND ITS PROVENANCE THAT WILL NOT FIT HERE BECASUSE OF ABE'S RESTRICTIONS ON SIZE. PLEASE CONTACT ME DIRECTLY FOR A COPY OF THAT DETAILED WRITE-UP. This copy of the book has been rebound twice. Once at some point Anonymous Book No. 2. of the First Hundred Mimeographed Copies" on the front cover in gilt lettering. By 1993, this second binding was in need of replacement so an identical looking black cloth binding (with exactly the same front cover title information) was created by Ron M. The first black cloth binding has been separately preserved along with the original endpapers from that binding. NOTE that the almost-never-seen red card covers (but not marked "Loan Copy" as some were supposed to have been) are both bound in here. Overall, an amazingly well-preserved and historically important annotated association copy of this major work that has saved the lives of so many people since its publication 75 years ago. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. PRE-PUBLICATION MULTILITH PRINTING - "THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT". [Attributes: First Edition]

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