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        Parteitag Großdeutschland,

      . Diessen, Verlag Schönstein, 1939, Ganzleineneinband, 100 Bilder, mit Brille, Zustand 2 (P81).

      [Bookseller: Helmut Weitze Militärische Antiquitäten ]
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        Rhymed Ruminations

      Chiswick Press 1939 - Minor foxing and marks. 75 copies printed for Siegried Sassoon and Geoffrey Keynes July 1939. 30 pages. Title page designed by Laurence Whistler. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Grapes of Wrath, 1939 First printing in dust jacket

      New York: Viking Press. 1939. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, 1939, VG+ in VG dust jacket that says 'First Edition' at the bottom of the front flap. The book is near fine almost, nice and crisp, binding bright, hinges tight, lightest soil to top edge of text block and very slight foxing to endpapers. Dust jacket is very good, complete, light wear and soil, with crease line noticeable along bottom of the front panel, light rubbing along joints and flap folds, minor shelfwear to top and bottom edges of spine with two or three very tiny edge chips; back panel shows a few light vertical scratch marks and one tiny brown stain that might be removable. Altogether a superior copy of Steinbeck's greatest book.

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        Step By Step, Princess Marthe Bibesco's copy inscribed and dated by Churchill and presented by Churchill's brother

      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1939. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good. This book is perhaps unique in bearing a personalized, three-way association between Winston S. Churchill, Churchill's longtime friend, the influential and colorful Romanian Princess Marthe Bibesco, and that of Winston Churchill's brother, John Strange "Jack" Spencer-Churchill. Winston Churchill's inscription appears on the ffep in three lines and reads "Inscribed by / Winston S. Churchill / March 1946". Bibesco's distinctive signature appears directly above Churchill's inscription in pencil and reads "Marthe Bibesco". The pastedown (opposing the ffep) bears a personal note from Jack Churchill on the stationary of The Ritz Hotel, Piccadilly, London. Written in pencil in 4 lines it reads: "Princess Bibesco / with / Mr. John Churchill's / Compliments". The number "411" also appears on the note; we can only speculate about the meaning, which may refer to a room number. It is not certain that the note was hand written by Jack Churchill, but this seems quite plausible given that Jack was then a prosperous London resident and Bibesco was then living at The Ritz Hotel in Paris. A more than reasonable assumption is that Jack sent the book to Bibesco at The Ritz in Paris via The Ritz in London. Bibesco first met Churchill in April 1914 at a dinner party with French politicians on the eve of the First World War. They would become and remain friends until Churchill's death more than half a century later. Bibesco was highly educated, beautiful, exotic, engaging, and a prolific author. She spent her long life moving comfortably in the circles of Europe's royal, political, social, and intellectual elite. She was friend, confidante, and sometimes intimate of European monarchs and prime ministers. She knew not only Winston Churchill, but also members of his family, counting among her more intimate friends Churchill's aunt, Leonie Jerome. Bibesco would write a book about Churchill in 1956 (Winston S. Churchill: Master of Courage, Zoller A178). Bibesco's book was published 10 years after she received this inscribed copy of Step By Step. Twelve years his junior, Bibesco would outlive Churchill, dying at age 87 in 1973. John "Jack" Churchill was the younger brother of Winston. Jack and Winston were close. Jack served in the South African Light Horse alongside his war correspondent brother in the Boer War between 1899 and 1900 and later fought with distinction in the First World War. Reaching the rank of Major, he was awarded the Croix de Guerre and the Légion d'Honneur, as well as the British Distinguished Service Order. Jack became a successful businessman in London. During the Second World War, when Jack's house was destroyed in the Blitz, he lived at 10 Downing Street. Jack would die of heart disease in 1947, one year after this book was presented with his compliments to Princess Bibesco. Step By Step is a seminal Churchill book that includes 82 newspaper articles focused on foreign affairs written by Churchill between March 1936 and May 1939, many of them containing his warnings and predictions about Nazi Germany. As such, it is emblematic of the courage Bibesco would later profile in her book about Churchill - in particular, what she called "courage to displease others and defy their opinions" (Winston Churchill: Master of Courage, Hale, London, 1957, p.10). This unique inscribed copy is a first edition, first printing. Though unjacketed, it is in very good condition. The green cloth binding shows only light scuffing. Given Princess Bibesco's intellect and education, it seems quite plausible that it was actually read by her. The contents remain clean and tight. Light soiling is confined to the text block edges. The book is preserved in a custom built clamshell preservation case in dark green half leather over green cloth, lined with acid-free archival paper. The rounded spine features raised bands and gold tooling. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A111.1.a, Woods/ICS A45(a.1), Langworth p.197

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        [Screenplay]: Rose of Washington Square

      [No place]: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation. January 4, 1939. First. Shooting Final Draft Screenplay. Mimeographed sheets bradbound in tan studio wrappers. Near fine. The 1939 film was directed by Gregory Ratoff and featured Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, and Al Jolson in his penultimate film role. Very scarce. Ex-Carter Burden. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Life of Sir Edward Clarke

      Thornton Butterworth Ltd, 1939, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st EditionThe original boards are worn and marked and there is a tear at the top of the spine. The spine is also discoloured. The book has two previous owners' signatures. The binding is strong. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 81fg.

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        Stufenpyramide des Pharao Djoser in Sakkara.

      1939 1939 - Aquarell und Bleistift, rechts unten bezeichnet und datiert „Sakkarah 19.2.39", auf Velin. 12,7:17,8 cm. Aus einem Skizzenbuch aus dem Besitz der Tochter. Sakkara ist eine bedeutende altägyptische Nekropole am linken Nilufer. Der Ort liegt ca. 20 km südlich von Kairo. Der an der Berliner Akademie ausgebildete Künstler, wurde vor allem wegen seines graphischen Œuvres bekannt. Er schuf überwiegend (Stadt-)Landschaften und als Teilnehmer am Ersten Weltkrieg Szenen vom Soldatenleben sowie Genreszenen und Porträts bekannter Zeitgenossen, wie von Ibsen, Nietzsche, Freud, Albert Einstein, Herzl und Oscar Wilde. Auch war seine Lehrtätigkeit nicht unbedeutend; von seinen Schülern sind u.a. M. Liebermann (1847-1935), M. Chagall (1887-1985), L. Corinth (1858-1925) und L. Ury (1861-1931) zu nennen. 1922 wanderte Struck nach Palästina aus und wurde dort Mitglied der Bezalel Akademie für Kunst und Design. Ferner war er bei der Gründung des Tel Aviv Museum of Art beteiligt.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Coming Up for Air

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd 1939. 285 pp., Bound in a recent full green morocco, with all edges gilt and gilt lines. Some scratches to gilt edges. Uncommon Orwell title published just before the War. . Near Fine. Full Morocco. First Edition. 1939. 8vo..

      [Bookseller: Fosters' Bookshop]
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        Plattegrond van Rotterdam, zonder het randwerk], ets, 1694, 110 x 122 cm (samen 6 bladen), gesigneerd r.o.: "Romanus de Hooghe J.U.D. et Com. R. auctor 1694"

      Exemplaar handgekleurd, in lijst achter glas (met een kist voor transport). L p.365; H 328b; A.C. de Neve, 'De kaart van De Vou', in: NRC 30-12-1939; B. van 't Hoff, 'De plattegronden van de stad Rotterdam', in: Het Boek 30 (1949/51) 63-64; P. Ratsma, Historische plattegronden van Nederlandse steden deel 2, Rotterdam (Alphen a/d Rijn 1984); M.H.G. Clement-van Alkemade, B.M.J. Speet en A.G. van der Steur, Historische plattegronden van Nederlandse steden, deel 6, Haarlem (Alphen aan de Rijn 1993) p.44; A.G. van der Steur, 'De grote kaart van Haarlem van Romeyn de Hooghe uit 1688', in: Spiegel Historiael 29 (1994) 21-25

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      London: Hodder and Stoughton. 1939. Uncorrected proof copy of the first edition, first printing. Bound in later grey cloth with gilt titles to upper board and spine. A very good copy, a few foxing spots to the page edges, otherwise clean and bright throughout. Rare in this proof state. A Haycraft Queen Cornerstone. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        The Mask of Dimitrios

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

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        Proof sheet and book of proof engravings from unpublished Cranach Press Robinson Crusoe.

      Weimar Cranach Press 1938; 1939 - Single leaf, plus 18ff. booklet. Proof of the first page of Robinson Crusoe, printed by Cranach Press in black and red, with two woodcut illustrations by Edward Gordon Craig. The proof is inscribed, "To D[aphne Woodward] from EGC 1938 Xmas," and further states, "Printed in Weimar - at Ct Kessler's press by Cole." Another hand has noted, "Rare proof of the 4th trial." Together with: a handmade booklet created for poet and playwright Percy MacKaye by Craig. The first page is inscribed "For Percy MacKay from EGC. February 1939. 12 of the Robinsons - Big & small 50 have been already cut - should be double this number at least." Thereafter follows eleven pages containing twelve tipped-in proof illustrations in various states printed on several different kinds of paper. Each woodcut is inscribed by Craig to McKaye and dated, with the state number, limitation, and copy number. A few of the illustrations also include Craig's handwritten notes, such as his statement that the two initials pasted on one page will be joined by fifteen or twenty more throughout the finished book. He also mentions that an unlettered extra copy of a woodcut showing a ship buffeted by waves "needs still more cutting." For decades, Edward Gordon Craig nurtured an interest in Daniel Defoe's story about the castaway Robinson Crusoe. Craig's copy of the book was well-read and heavily annotated, with the phrase "My beloved book" written by him on one of the pages, clearly revealing his feelings for the story. He created sketches and even cut numerous blocks for an illustrated edition of the book he hoped to one day publish. After the success of the Cranach Press Hamlet, for which Craig contributed the illustrations, he and the Press's Count Harry Kessler began to develop an edition of Robinson Crusoe, using the illustrations Craig had assembled over the years. They got so far as to print trial proofs of the first page of the book, set in the Hamlet type Edward Johnston had designed, before World War II derailed their plans. The illustrated edition of Robinson Crusoe for which Craig had so long prepared was not published until 1979 by the Basilisk Press. These proofs offer a fascinating glimpse into the long process of bringing Craig's dream to fruition and his excitement to put his mark on his "beloved book." Booklet wrapped in blue handmade paper and sewn with green string; housed in original mailing envelope, postmarked 1939. Left edge of some of the proofs show glue residue; otherwise, both the proof sheet and booklet are in fine condition. (Franklin, Fond of Printing, pp. 22, 26, 84). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        ARIA D'ITALIA, straordinaria rivista di letteratura ed arte - TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO IN SETTE QUADERNI TRA IL 1939 ED IL 1941 POI NEL 1954., Milano, Guarnati Daria, 1939

      ARIA D'ITALIA usciva a Milano in anni tempestosi di guerra, tra il 1939 ed il 1941, come utopico progetto di combinata "valorizzazione del patrimonio artistico italiano" e dal nuovo stile che prendeva forma tanto nell'arte quanto nella letteratura italiana di allora. In ARIA D'ITALIA finezze d'avanguardia e di tecnica grafica e tipografica si coniugarono a un'idea nobile di divulgazione, facendone una sorta di anello di congiunzione, assolutamente originale, tra DOMUS e STILE, le riviste di GIO PONTI decisive per la formulazione di quanto poi è stato definito "Italian Style". Al Grande artista milanese (a riconoscimento della rilevanza del suo contributo) verrà dedicato un numero monografico OTTAVO QUADERNO "ESPRESSIONI" con numerose delle sue fantastiche opere, stampato nel 1954 a distanza di più' di 12 anni dal settimo quaderno, che cosi' concluderà la collezione stessa. Ogni quaderno è di cm. 26 x 35,5 : il numero delle pagine è variabile e molte non sono numerate, anche con le tantissime splendide tavole a colori e vere e proprie creazioni artistiche tipografiche ed artistiche (geniali). Le copertine sono vere e proprie opere d'arte con colori. Alcuni quaderni hanno due sensi di lettura. La raffinatissima stampa (con tecniche di avanguardia sempre in costante aggiornamento) venne curata da GRAFITALIA GIA' PIZZI E PIZIO DI MILANO. QUADERNO NUM. 1 :ARIA D'ITALIA (inverno 1939 - 1940) QUADERNO NUM. 2: L'ITALIA ATTRAVERSO IL COLORE (primavera 1940) QUADERNO NUM. 3: ESTATE MEDITERRANEA (estate 1940) QUADERNO NUM. 4: LA BELLEZZA DELLA VITA ITALIANA (autunno '40) QUADERNO NUM. 5: BELLEZZA DELLE ARTI ITALIANE (invernoi 1940) QUADERNO NUM. 6: ARTE DEI GIOVANI (primavera 1941) (molti fogli a soffietto).Gli inserti relativi all'arca di Noè - delicati - sono uniti sciolti. QUADERNO NUM. 7: STILE ITALIANO NEL CINEMA (estate 1941) QUADERNO NUM. 8 (ESPRESSIONI): speciale interamente dedicato al grandissimo architetto, con centinaia di foto ed illustrazioni di suoi capolavori. Finito di stampare il 23 marzo 1954 dalle officine Grafiche LUCINI. Quest'ultimo quaderno in nostro possesso è l'originale stampato nel 1954 mentre và notato che nel 2012 è stato RISTAMPATO con una tiratura numerosa. In questa rarissima collezione non è presente il quaderno n. 7 STILE ITALIANO NEL CINEMA stampato nel 1941. La collezione dei SETTE QUADERNI viene offerta a

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        Rosamund's Castle.

      London: The Girls Own Paper Office, 1939 - Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to front cover and spine gilt. with the dust jacket. Bookplate to front pastedown, bright dust jacket lightly nicked to corners, price clipped. First edition, first impression.

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        280+ Piece US ARMY (ALS) CORRESPONDENCE Lot - Hawaii Division, 1939 - 1941 [Japanese Espionage Interest] [WWII / Pearl Harbor Interest]

      U.S. Army, 1939 - 1941. 1st Edition. Other Other. Very Good. (Military & War) This incredible lot contains 280+ pieces of correspondence from and to Major General William Henry Wilson [December 26, 1877 â€?" October 25, 1960] during his tenure as Commander of the Hawaiian Division at Schofield Barracks. Letters range in date from March 2nd, 1939 to February 28th, 1941 â€?" mere months before the attack on Pearl Harbor. In addition to offering a unique view of the day-to-day activities of a Commanding General, these letters contain the signatures of 70 different individuals of military and political interest â€?" many of whom became key players in Pearl Harbor and U.S. involvement in WWII. Of particular interest is a July 1940 letter sent and signed from JAPANESE CONSUL-GENERAL KIICHI GUNJI. Throughout his time as Consul-General, Gunji sent regular reports on size, disposition, and activities of the U.S. Navy in Hawaii to the Japanese Foreign Office, laying the ESPIONAGE GROUNDWORK WHICH LED TO THE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR. Included with the letter are transcripts of two of Gunji’s speeches given to Japanese immigrants in Hawaii on dual citizenship and assimilation with American culture. In the light of history, these speeches take on a sinister cast: “I do not believe that racial superiority or inferiority exists, I do believe that each race has certain distinctive characteristics… always bear in mind that you must be loyal to the country to which you belong, regardless of where you live;” “You must remember that the fundamental and unchangeable diplomatic policy of the Japanese government toward the united states is the preservation and promotion of traditional friendship in order to keep PEACE IN THE PACIFIC.” Another important signature is that of Major General Henry Harley “HAP” ARNOLD. Arnold rose to command the Army Air Forces immediately prior to U.S. entry into World War II and directed its hundred-fold expansion from an organization of little more than 20,000 men and 800 first-line combat aircraft into the largest and most powerful air force in the world. An advocate of technological research and development, his tenure saw the development of the intercontinental bomber, the jet fighter, the extensive use of radar, global airlift and atomic warfare as mainstays of modern air power. Instructed in flying by the Wright brothers, Arnold was the only Air Force general to hold five-star rank, and the only person to hold a five-star rank in two different U.S. military services (Army & Air Force). Other signatures of historical note include: Hawaii Governor Joseph Boyd Poindexter [two signatures], Admiral Orin Gould Murfin [President of the Navy Court of Inquiry following the attack on Pearl Harbor and lead in the Navy’s search for Amelia Earhart]; Major General Joseph Oswald Mauborgne [inventor of the one-time pad encryption technique]; Harry H. Woodring [Secretary of War]; Carl Harry Claudy [journalist, playwright, and essayist]; Major General Frederick LeRoy Martin [commander of Hawaiian Air Force at time of Pearl Harbor attack]; Major General Allen W. Gullison [the main proponent of EXECUTIVE ORDER 9066 â€?"internment of Americans of Japanese , Italian, and German descent;] and many more! Lot includes the Army’s official list of correspondence, with numbering. All letters from General Wilson signed in type; almost all letters to General Wilson hand-signed by senders. Includes General Wilson’s departing letter recommending an increase to military personnel and troops in Hawaii. VERY GOOD condition. A complete list of correspondence follows: *Not included in Army’s official list of papers **Incorrect date on Army’s official list of papers XXX- Gen. Wilson [Date]; [From]; [To]; [Synopsis] 3-2-39; Edward O’Dowd â€?"Boston Army & Navy Club; XXX; Best wishes for a successful tour of duty in the Hawaiian Islands 3-14-39; Col. T. H. Lowe - HSB & HH Division; XXX; Special Orders No. 59 â€?" Reassignment of quarters *3-18-39; XXX; Edward O’Dowd â€?" Boston Army & Navy Club; Personal Letter - Thanks for well wishes 3-18-39; XXX; Warrant Officer F. A. Stacy; Personal Letter â€?" trip and fixing quarters 3-18-39; XXX; Col. B. F. Miller; Personal Letter 3-18-39; XXX; Major W. F. Marquat; Personal Letter â€?" selections for the Army War College 3-24-39; XXX; Brig. Gen. E. L. Daley; Personal Letter 4-13-39; XXX; Brig. Gen. Daniel I. Sultan; Personal Letter â€?" suggested study for new arrivals 4-13-39; XXX; Col. G. Morgan King; Personal Letter â€?" death of Maj. Gilbert 4-13-39; XXX; Mr. H. S. Gilliam of St. Louis; Personal Letter 4-15-39; XXX; Gen. Malin Craig; Request for son-in-law Capt. Leland G. Moder, dental surgeon, to be assigned to Hawaii 4-27-39; XXX; Mr. J. W. Doyle; Tank for CG Cutter Permits for General and aides 7-20-39; XXX; Mr. Leo B. Rodby; Thanks for being elected honorary member of Rotary Club of Wahiawa-Waialua *7-25-39; Col. Edward Roth, Jr.; XXX; Efficiency report of Col. Black 8-9-39; XXX; Mr. James C. Elms; Personal Letter â€?" instructions for visiting the Schofield Barracks 8-10-39; XXX; Col. Edward Roth, Jr.; Response to request for efficiency report of Col Black *9-9-39; Frank A. von Heiland â€?" Pan-Pacific Union; XXX; Invitation to International Ball in celebration of Balboa Day 9-19-39; James B. Patterson on behalf of XXX; Frank A. von Heiland â€?" Pan-Pacific Union; Declination of tickets to International Ball **10-25-39; XXX; Rear Adm. Orin G. Murfin; Greetings on Navy Day *10-25-39; Rear Adm. Orin G. Murfin; XXX; Thanks for greetings 11-17-39; XXX; City Clerk â€?" Fostoria, OH; Request for birth certificate of wife 11-29-39; Hawaii Governor J. B. Poindexter; XXX; Thanks for boxing tickets 12-1-39; Rear Adm. Orin G. Murfin; XXX; Thanks for boxing tickets 1-8-40; Frank E. Midkiff; XXX; Institute of Pacific Relations - invitation to discussion conference 1-11-40; XXX; Brig. Gen. William H. Bisbee (retired); Congratulations on 100th birthday 2-2-1940; XXX; Maj. William A. Collier; Personal Letter - Mask shipment 2-6-40; Rolla K. Thomas â€?" President, Honolulu Boy Scouts of America; XXX; Invitation to Scout Makahiki annual festival 2-8-40; XXX; Lt. Francis H. Matthews; Consolation on death of son 2-20-40; Frank A. von Heiland â€?" Pan-Pacific Union; XXX; Request for brief message to be included in Hawaii Number magazine with list of “Contemplated contents for special Hawaii Number of Pan-Pacific official magazine of the Pan-Pacific Union, for Jan.-Mar. 1940 Issue” 2-20-40; Col. Rapp Brush; XXX; Thanks for welcome letter 2-23-40; T.G.S. Walker - Kahuku Plantation Company; XXX; Thanks for light of Easter Cross 2-26-40; Maj. Gen. J.O. Mauborgne; XXX; Thanks for Birthday letter 2-26-40; George W. Wengan; XXX; Thanks for courtesy shown while in Hawaii [Handwritten] 3-5-40; Brig. Gen. Fulton Q. C. Gardner; XXX; Thanks for Organization Day letter 3-7-40; John T. Waterhouse â€?"Army & Navy YMCA; XXX; Invitation to anniversary dinner 3-9-40; XXX; Fire Chief Wallace W. Blaisdell; Thanks for assistance in rescue work 3-12-40; Gen. C. D. Herron; XXX; Thanks for Birthday letter *3-25-40; John A. Hamilton â€?" Honolulu Chamber of Commerce; XXX; Request for approval of Army Day entertainment 3-25-40; XXX; John A. Hamilton â€?" Honolulu Chamber of Commerce; Approval of Army Day entertainment 3-29-40; J. H. Midkiff â€?" Waialua Agricultural Co.; XXX; Personal Letter 3-29-40; John A. Hamilton â€?" Honolulu Chamber of Commerce; XXX; Additional Army Day entertainment letter 4-2-40; Col. A.K.B. Lyman â€?" Corps of Engineers; XXX; Thanks for welcome letter 4-10-40; XXX; J. H. Midkiff â€?" Waialua Agricultural Co.; Personal Letter *4-11-40; Mrs. Jessie Farmer; XXX; Request for photo taken of the General with her son â€?" Sgt. Jack Farmer [Handwritten; 2 pages] 4-13-40; XXX; Hawaii Governor J. B. Poindexter; Birthday wishes 4-16-40; XXX; Gen. Frank Hickam; Letter of thanks for airplane trips during volcano eruption 4-18-40; Hawaii Governor J. B. Poindexter; XXX; Thanks for Birthday wishes 4-23-40; XXX; Mr. Raymond Coll & Mr. Riley Allen; Thanks for Army Day publicity 4-29-40; Mr. Riley Allen; XXX; Invitation to garden contest prize presentation 4-30-40; XXX; Mrs. Jessie Farmer; Response to request for copy of photo 5-16-40; Lt. Col. S. E. Reinhart â€?" Field Artillery; XXX; Thanks for welcome letter 5-17-40; Col. A. J. Canning â€?" Med. Corps.; XXX; Thanks for welcome letter *5-20-40; Mrs. Jessie Farmer; XXX; Thanks for photo [Handwritten] 5-21-40; Col. W. A. Anderson â€?" 298th Nat. Guard; XXX; Invitation to review of troops 5-27-40; Katherine Van Deusen; XXX; Thanks for donations to Girl Scout Home [2 pages] 5-31-40; XXX; Mrs. Bertha Bryan; Consolation on death of husband 6-1-40; XXX; Mr. Ben Cummins; Response to request for recommendation letter *6-1-40; XXX; Commanding Officer at Westover Field â€?"Chicopee, MA; Recommendation of Mr. Ben Cummins as tailor 6-3-40; XXX; Brig. Gen. Walter H. Frank; Thanks for splendid performance of Air Corps during Review 6-5-40; XXX; Capt. William T. Sexton; Critique of Sexton’s “Soldiers in the Sun” and recommended corrections [3 pages] 6-5-40; Harry H. Woodring â€?" Secretary of War; XXX; Thanks for Birthday wishes 6-5-40; Carl H. Claudy â€?" Masonic Service Association; XXX; Invitation to join Advisory Committee 6-8-40; Maj. Gen. H. J. Brees; XXX; Thanks for Birthday wishes 6-13-40; Chaplain Claude S. Harkey; XXX; Thanks for welcome letter 6-15-40; Col. Leonard C. Sparks; XXX; Thanks for Organization Day greetings 6-17-40; Lt. Col. W. R. White; XXX; Thanks for Organization Day greetings 6-17-40; Erik C. Henrichsen â€?" President, North Oahu Lions Club; XXX; Thanks for cooperation in july 4th program 6-19-40; Maj. Gen. J. A. Woodruff; XXX; Thanks for Birthday wishes 6-25-40; XXX; Mr. Julius Genzy; Letter on son receiving Soldier’s Medal 6-25-40; Stafford L. Austin â€?" Honolulu Plantation Co.; XXX; Congratulations on fine horse show 6-25-40; Maj. Gen. H. H. Arnold â€?" Air Force; XXX; Thanks for Birthday wishes 6-27-40; XXX; Col. F. L. Dengler; Personal Letter 6-27-40; Lt. Col. E. W. Leard; XXX; Thanks for welcome letter *6-28-40; XXX; Stafford L. Austin â€?" Honolulu Plantation Co.; Thanks for congratulations on horse show 6-28-40; C. S. Crane â€?" Mayor of Honolulu; XXX; Invitation to participate in 4th of July parade 6-28-40; Rear Adm. C. C. Bloch; XXX; Invitation to lunch with Clarence E. Gauss â€?" Minister to Australia 6-28-40; Lt. Col. Charles N. Stevens; XXX; Thanks for welcome letter *6-29-40; XXX; C. S. Crane â€?" Mayor of Honolulu; Acceptance of invitation to participate in 4th of July parade 7-1-40; XXX; Capt. Garrison H. Davidson; Letter of appreciation on departure 7-1-40; XXX; Lt. Col. W. D. Love; Letter of appreciation on departure 7-1-40; XXX; Brig. Gen. D. C. Cubbison â€?" Field Artillery; Letter of appreciation on departure 7-1-40; XXX; Col. Eugene Santschi, Jr.; Letter of appreciation on departure 7-2-40; XXX; Pvt. Stanley Zalegowski; Congratulations on pitching no-hit, no-run baseball game 7-5-40; Erik C. Henrichsen â€?" President, North Oahu Lions Club; XXX; Thanks for help with July 4th program 7-17-40; C. S. Crane â€?" Mayor of Honolulu; XXX; Thanks for help with July 4h program 7-19-40; Maj. Gen. C. D. Herron; XXX; Suggestion to use rubber stamps wherever possible instead of typewriter *7-23-40; Japanese Consul-General Kiichi Gunji; XXX; Letter with copies of two addresses made on Japanese immigrant issues [9 pages] *7-24-40; XXX; Carl H. Claudy â€?" Masonic Service Association; Refusal of request to join Advisory Committee 7-26-40; XXX; Col. W. R. Scott; Letter of appreciation on departure 7-26-40; XXX; Maj. H. E. Minton; Letter of appreciation on departure 7-26-40; XXX; Maj. R. H. Larkins; Letter of appreciation on departure 7-26-40; XXX; Col. R. W. Pearsons; Letter of appreciation on departure 7-26-40; Col. W. R. Scott; XXX; Thanks for appreciation letter 7-29-40; XXX; Japanese Consul-General Kiichi Gunji; Thanks for sending copies of addresses 7-29-40; Gen. Wesson; XXX; Thanks for Birthday wishes 7-29-40; Lt. Col. William J. Morrissey; XXX; Thanks for welcome letter 7-29-40; Lt. Col. Lester L. Lampert; XXX; Thanks for welcome letter 8-8-40; Lt. Gen. C. D. Herron; XXX; Thanks for congratulations on advancement 8-14-40; Maj. Gen. E. A. Adams â€?" War Dept.; XXX; New policy concerning allotment of aides 8-27-40; W. A. Gabrielson- Chief of Police; XXX; Letter accompanying copy of Honolulu Police Department 1939 Report [report not present] 8-28-40; XXX; Rev. s. H. Littell â€?" Bishop of Honolulu; Request for Episcopal chaplain to augment the Protestant and Roman Catholic chaplains at the barracks 8-29-40; XXX; W. A. Gabrielson â€?" Chief of Police; Response of receipt of annual report 9-9-40; Mr. S. E. Rochelle; XXX; Request for photo of Gen. Arthur Murray [Handwritten] 9-12-40; Maj. Gen. Virgil L. Peterson; XXX; Thanks for Birthday wishes 9-16-40; Maj. Gen. Walter C. Baker â€?" Chief of Chemical Warfare Service; XXX; Thanks for Birthday wishes 9-18-40; Admr. J. O. Richardson; XXX; Thanks for Birthday wishes 9-20-40; Col. E. F. Harding; XXX; Thanks for Birthday wishes 9-21-40; XXX; Col. William W. Vaughan; Letter of appreciation on departure 9-2140; C. R. Hemenway â€?" President, Chamber of Commerce of Honolulu; Invitation to luncheon 9-24-40; XXX; C. R. Hemenway â€?" President, Chamber of Commerce of Honolulu; Acceptance of invitation to luncheon 9-30-40; Maj. Gen. J. K. Herr; XXX; Thanks for Birthday wishes 10-2-40; XXX; Mr. S. E. Rochelle; Response to request for photo of Gen. Arthur Murray 10-2-40; XXX; Sgt. George H. Ball; Letter commending Sgt. Ball on fine work as Official Photographer of the Hawaiian division 10-3-40; XXX; Mrs. Hellen Marguerite Crane; Letter which accompanied photo of Pvt. Crane’s Birthday party 10-8-40; R. J. Bennett â€?" President, Wahiawa Junior Chamber of Commerce; XXX; Request for permission to solicit civilian personnel on the base for contributions to United Welfare 10-8-40; Col. Erle M. Wlison â€?" Chief of Staff; R. J. Bennett â€?" President, Wahiawa Junior Chamber of Commerce; Suggestion to contact civilian personnel at their home for contributions to United Welfare in response to request 10-8-40; Vice Adm. Adolphus Andrews; XXX; Thanks for Birthday wishes 10-31-40; Lt. Col. Max W. Sullivan; XXX; Letter referencing sailing from San Francisco for Honolulu on U.S.A.T. “ETOLIN” 11-8-40; Brig. Gen. Fulton Q. C. Gardner; XXX; Thanks for Birthday wishes 11-8-40; Col. Rapp Brush; XXX; Thanks for Birthday wishes 11-19-40; Mr. F. W. Brooks; XXX; Offer to donate a pack of Camel Cigarettes to each arriving man from the California National Guard Cost Artillery Unit 11-23-40; XXX; Brig. Gen. Charles H. Bonesteel; Reference for Warrant Officer Aylward [2 pages] 11-23-40; XXX; W.O. Aylward; Friendly letter in answer to one received 11-23-40; H. R. Shaw â€?" Rotary Club of Wahiawa-Waialua; XXX; Notification of smaller visiting party than planned 11-25-40; XXX; Senator Joseph C. O’Mahoney; Reference for Pvt. Robert S. Morgan 11-26-40; Maj. Gen. F. L. Martin; XXX; Thanks for Birthday wishes 11-28-40; XXX; Master Sgt. Otto a. Grage; Commendation on retirement 12-16-40; XXX; Capt. Charlie Wesner; Congratulations on winning Knox Trophy for 1940 12-17-40; XXX; Col. Gluckman; Recommendation for Jack Montira â€?" a Filipino boy 12-21-40; Maj. Gen. Allen W. Gullison; XXX; Thanks for Birthday wishes Undated; Brig. Gen. Dan I. Sulton; XXX; Birthday wishes 12-23-40; Col. E. R. van Deusen; XXX; Birthday wishes 12-23-40; Lt. Col. W. J. Morrisey; XXX; Birthday wishes 12-23-40; Lt. Col. Max W. Sullivan; XXX; Birthday wishes 12-23-40; Col. Leonard C. Sparks; XXX; Birthday wishes 12-24-40; Col. Rapp Brush; XXX; Birthday wishes 12-24-40; Brig. Gen. Maxwell Murray; XXX; Birthday wishes 12-26-40; Herman â€?" Signal Corps; XXX; Birthday wishes **1-1-41; Father John M. Coulehan â€?"Spiritual Director; XXX; Invitation to review parade 1-3-41; XXX; Father John M. Coulehan â€?"Spiritual Director; Rejection of invitation to review parade 1-3-41; J. P. Buller â€?" Principal, Leilehua School; XXX; Thanks for restoring telephone connection from Leilehua School to Schofield Fire Station 1-3-41; John M. Schiff â€?" National Jewish Welfare Board; XXX; Thanks for contribution 1-3-41; Keith Morgan â€?" Committee for the Celebration of the President’s Birthday; XXX; Invitation to serve on Committee 1-6-41; W. T. Wilke â€?" Army and Navy YMCA; XXX; Acknowledgement of check for $500 from Schofield Barracks Community Chest Fund 1-8-41; XXX; Lt. Col. Thomas B. Burgess; Condolence on death of wife 1-13-41; Maj. Gen. John F. Williams; XXX; Thanks for Birthday wishes 1-14-41; XXX; Keith Morgan; Acceptance of invitation to serve on Committee 1-15-41; Col. W. R. White; XXX; Thanks for Birthday wishes 1-17-41; Maj. Gen. James C. Magee; XXX; Thanks for Birthday wishes 1-28-41; Keith Morgan â€?" Committee for the Celebration of the President’s Birthday; XXX; Thanks for acceptance of invitation to serve on committee 1-31-41; XXX; Maj. Gen. James C. Magee; Recommendation for assignment of Col. Warren c. Caldwell â€?" Dental Corps 1-31-41; XXX; Brig. Gen.; William E. Shedd; Recommendations for changes to staff of Hawaii Division and Schofield Barracks Command [2 pages] 1-31-41; Maj. Gen. E. A. Adams; XXX; Thanks for Birthday wishes 2-3-41; Lt. Col. W. J. Morrissey; XXX; Thanks for Birthday wishes 2-3-41; Gen. Wm. Bryden; XXX; Thanks for Birthday wishes 2-7-41; XXX; Col. H. H. Sheen; Corral of Cariboos 2-7-41; XXX; Honolulu construction and Draying Company; Error in bill 2-17-41; Maj. Gen. J. O. Mauborgne; XXX; Thanks for Birthday wishes and information concerning Col. Rumbough 2-18-41; XXX; Passenger Agent, South Pacific Railway; Request of reservations upon arrival at San Francisco 2-18-41; XXX; Warrant Officer Ignatius B. Thomas; Letter of commendation for service as Chief Clerk **2-26-41; XXX; Chief Steward Tom Svendseu; XXX; Letter of introduction for Santiago Castiniares 2-26-41; XXX; Lt. Col. Robert L. Spragins; Letter of appreciation for service during his command 2-26-41; XXX; Lt. Col. William R. Gruber; Letter of appreciation for service during his command 2-26-41; XXX; Lt. Col. Lathrop B. Clapham; Letter of appreciation for service during his command 2-26-41; XXX; Col. Donald C. McDonald; Letter of appreciation for service during his command 2-26-41; XXX; Mr. M. O. Dorrough â€?" Postal Superintendent; Letter of appreciation for service during his command 2-26-41; XXX; Tech. Sgt. R. C. Neuendorf; Letter of appreciation for service during his command 2-26-41; XXX; Sgt. Coy G. Bennett; Letter of appreciation for service during his command 2-26-41; XXX; Sgt. Robert J. Bethea; Letter of appreciation for service during his command 2-26-41; XXX; Lt. Col. Warren C. Caldwell; Letter of appreciation for service during his command 2-26-41; XXX; Lt. Col. Harold E. Albaugh; Letter of appreciation for service during his command 2-26-41; XXX; Cpt. Arthur G. Hemberger; Letter of appreciation for service during his command 2-26-41; XXX; Capt. Llewellyn L. Barrow; Letter of appreciation for service during his command 2-26-41; XXX; Maj. Leonard D. Heaton; Letter of appreciation for service during his command 2-26-41; XXX; Lt. Col. Thomas B. Burgess; Letter of appreciation for service during his command 2-26-41; XXX; Lt. Col. Robert E. Thomas; Letter of appreciation for service during his command 2-26-41; XXX; Lt. Col. Lester L. Lampert; Letter of appreciation for service during his command 2-26-41; XXX; Col. William J. Morrissey; Letter of appreciation for service during his command 2-26-41; XXX; Col. Max Sullivan; Letter of appreciation for service during his command 2-26-41; XXX; Col. Rapp Brush; Letter of appreciation for service during his command 2-26-41; XXX; Col. Edwin R. Van Deusen; Letter of appreciation for service during his command 2-26-41; XXX; Col. Leonard C. Sparks; Letter of appreciation for service during his command 2-27-41; XXX; Chase Movers; Letter about storage of household goods [2 pages] 2-27-41; XXX; Scott W. Brothers â€?" Chittenden Trust Co.; Letter about storage of household goods 2-27-41; XXX; Quartermaster â€?" Fort Ethan Allen, VT; Letter about storage of household goods 2-28-41; XXX; Treasurer â€?" City and county of Honolulu; Automobile sale to Sgt. Jennings

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        Verve. An artistic and Literary Quarterly. N° 4, 5 y 6

      Verve, Paris 1939 - Verve. An artistic and Literary Quarterly. 1939. N° 4, 5 y 6. Director: E. Tériade. Medio cuero. Los tres números encuadernados en un volumen, conservando las tapas originales. Desgaste en las bisagras de las tapas. Colaboraciones de: Georges Braque, Paul Valery, Pierre Reverdy, Andre Gide, Andre Malraux, James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, Georges Bataille, Henri Michaux, Renoir, Bosch, Kandinsky, Andre Masson; Rabindranath Tagore, Paul Claudel, J. C. Mardrus, Roger Caillois, Henri Rousseau, Pierre Bonnard, Matisse, Delacroix, Chagall, Miro, Paul Klee, Jules Supervielle, Ambroise Vollard, Federico Garcia Lorca, Jean-Paul Sartre, Toulouse-Lautrec, Seurat, Georges Rouault, Vuillard, Andre Derain, Degas; Bill Brant, Brassai, Herbert List, Cartier, Hoyningen-Huene. Profusamente ilustrado a color BN, fotografías y litografías originales. Buen estado.$ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Complete Works

      London: The Nonesuch Press,, 1939. With an Introduction by Alexander Woolcott and the Illustrations by John Tenniel. Octavo (187 × 116 mm). Bound in crimson half calf, black morocco label, elaborate decoration to spine gilt in compartments separated by raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edge gilt. Illustrations throughout the Alice books by John Tenniel. Partial toning to endpapers, spine faded, two small areas of surface loss to lower front board, an excellent copy. First collected edition, first impression. A handsomely bound copy of Carroll's works.

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        PEINTURES. Sept Poemes et Seize Illustrations Avant - Propos de Louis Cheronnet. [PAINTINGS. Seven Poems and Sixteen Illustrations Before/About Louis Cheronnet.

      G. L. M.,, Paris: 1939 - B/w illustrations throughout. Modest wear & soiling to wrappers. A VG+ example. Stiff, buff printed paper wrappers. 6-1/2" x 4-7/8". 1st edition. LIMITED to 580 copies, of which this is number 458. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author to Joyce scholar, Richard Ellmann. Unpaginated. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        No Hands on the Clock (Signed First Edition)

      William Morrow, New York 1939 - First Edition. Very Good in a Good plus example of the scarce dust jacket. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper: "To Margie and Babe / with all my love / Daniel Geoffrey Homes Mainwaring." Book is slightly cocked and a bit shaken, otherwise clean with green titles and design quite bright and unfaded; jacket is worn, with chips at the spine ends (neither affecting the publisher's device or lettering), wear at the extremities, and a diagonal crease across the front panel. Basis for the rapid-fire 1941 B-movie, starring Chester Morris and Jean Parker. A difficult book in dust jacket, and an extremely scarce signature. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Idea Of A Christian Society

      London: Faber and Faber Limited 1939. 99 pp. Teal-coloured cloth in printed dust wrapper. Signed by the author T. S. Eliot on title-page. Dust wrapper spine very slightly faded. Slight foxing and early owner's inscription to ffep. A Very Good copy in Very Good dust wrapper. . Very Good. Cloth. Second Impression. 1939. 8vo..

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        The Grapes of Wrath (First Edition)

      Viking Press, New York 1939 - First Edition. First issue dust jacket with first edition statement at the bottom front jacket flap. Wraparound jacket art by Elmer Hader, whose work graced four Steinbeck titles. Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece and literature's lasting testament to the Great Depression, singled-out in his citation for the Nobel Prize decades later. Basis for the 1940 John Ford film starring Henry Fonda as Tom Joad. Ford and supporting actress Jane Darwell won Academy Awards for their work. Fine in a bright, about Fine dust jacket. Jacket is lightly toned along the top flap folds, with a touch of rubbing to the jacket crown, and a single tiny closed tear to the rear top of the rear panel. An exceptional copy overall. In custom cloth slipcase.Ahearn APG 014d. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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        Hotel del Monte menus - complete set of 12 menus, featuring the Jo Mora illustrations: Historical Pageant of the Monterey Peninsula

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

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

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        The Digest Of South African Case Law 1938

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

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        Büste eines jüdischen Mädchens mit Kappe, den Oberkörper nach rechts gewandt, der Kopf en face.

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

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        The Big Sleep

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Grapes of Wrath

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

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        The New Day. September 21-December 28, 1939

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

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

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

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        SUFFOLK PUNCH A Business Man’s Autobiography

      London: Faber and Faber. 1939. First edition, first printing. Original cream cloth with black and gilt titles to the spine, in (supplied) dustwrapper. A very good indeed clean copy, boards a little spine-darkened and dusty and a tiny split to the cloth at the foot of the spine. Internally bright and clean with a small bookseller?'s label to fep and previous owner?'s name to ffep. Complete with the lovely very near fine first issue dustwrapper. Not price-clipped; priced 15s to the front flap. Very scarce in dustwrapper. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Black Folk Then and Now: An Essay in the History and Sociology of the Negro Race

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

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        Finnegans Wake

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

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        Five pages of Braille owned by Helen Keller

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

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        The Marquesas Islands Collection in the Peabody Museum of Salem

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

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

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

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        Business Cycles: A Theoretical, Historical, and Statistical Analysis of the Capitalist Process (Volumes I and II)

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

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        The D.A. Draws a Circle

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

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

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