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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,bk.tp.edge; 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]

      [Bookseller: Xochi's Bookstore & Gallery]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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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,...?"

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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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]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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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]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        THE D.A. DRAWS A CIRCLE.

      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]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Case of the Perjured Parrot

      William Morrow & Company 1939 - Near fine in original black cloth covered boards with black and green block printing. INSCRIBED by the author on the front free endpaper with an elaborate full-name signature and date at the bottom of the page. First Edition. 1939 stated on both the title and the copyright page. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Popular roumanian dress. 140 illustrations accompanied with a word of introduction / Vol. 1, Wearing apparel from various roumanian districts (Romanian)

      Craiova : Scrisul Romanesc 1939 - Folio. 140 color plates. 35 x 27 cm + 1 introductory booklet (12, [2] pages) Portfolio, loose, as issued. Shelf wear to portfolio case, internally fine. Descriptive letterpress in Rumanian, French, German, English and Italian at foot of plates. Although the title states volume 1, no additional volumes were published. Provenance: Radu Irimescu's Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary card included, with a hand written line, with his compliments. Irimescu was appointed Romanian Minister to the United States in 1938. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US. Romanian peasant dress. Portul popular romanesc. Le Costume populaire Roumain. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
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        Angling in America Its Early History and Literature

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1939. First edition, no. 432 of 795 copies. Numerous illustrations and facsimiles. 1 vols. Large 8vo. Original blue cloth, black leather label on upper cover, t.e.g. Spine slightly faded (as usual). In repaired slipcase. Signed by the author on the limitation page, and additionally inscribed on the front flyleaf: "Inscribed for Sally Buckland with the regards and best wishes of the author, Charles E. Goodspeed September 22, 1939".

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Arsenal Stadium Mystery

      Harrap, London 1939 - The First UK printing published by Harrap,London in 1939.The BOOK is in VERY GOOD condition.The covers are very clean with just a hint of fading of the colouring to the spine.The White lettering remains very clean and bright.Light toning and spotting to the text block.Mild offsetting to the end papers but the remaining pages are clean.Previous owner's dated inscriptions to the front blank end paper.The WRAPPER is complete and is in VERY GOOD condition. It bears the correct price of 7/6 net.Minor edge wear with creasing and a little loss in places at the spine ends and folds.Some tape reinforcement to the verso of the wrapper.The wrapper looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival protector.The wrapper image shows Manager George Allison giving a tactical briefing to his team.Allison took over at Arsenal after the untimely death of Herbert Chapman and led the team to three successive championships.Leonard Gribble was a prolific author who also wrote under several pseudonyms.Born in 1908 he had one leading character, Superintendent Anthony Slade.Despite his volumous output he probably remains best known for his football based mysteries,namely 'The Arsenal Stadium Mystery 'and 'They Kidnapped Stanley Matthews'.The soccer connection makes them doubly collectable.A very uncommon title.More images available on request. ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ashtonrarebooks PBFA]
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        Suspects - Nine.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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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        A Heart for the Gods of Mexico

      London, Martin Secker,, 1939. Octavo. Original tan cloth, titles to spine in blue. With the John Austen dust jacket. A fine copy in the minutely tanned dust jacket. Remarkable. First Edition, First Impression. This novel which tells the story of a young man's journey from New York City to Mexico prefigures aspects of the postwar fiction of Kerouac et al. The character Hambo was based pretty firmly on Malcolm Lowry. Only 1000 copies were printed and no other edition was produced until the 1964 collected edition of Aiken's novels.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Cosmological Eye

      New Directions, Norfolk, Connecticut 1939 - First edition, first state. A word from the publisher by James Laughlin. Label illustrated with an eye pasted to front cloth board. Spine ends lightly tanned, else near fine in good only stained dustwrapper with noticeable chips to the spine ends, and tape offsetting on rear panel. Miller's first American publication. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Good Morning Midnight

      London: Constable & Company Ltd,, 1939. Octavo. Original purple cloth, titles to spine pale green. With the dust jacket. Spine sunned, edges mildly foxed; an exceptional copy in the unclipped, lightly nicked jacket with slightly toned spine. First edition, first impression of the author's final novel before she slipped into obscurity and poverty; it was republished in the 1960s following her rediscovery and the publication of Wide Sargasso Sea. Scarce.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Framed original animation production drawing from the 1939 Betty Boop short "Musical Mountaineers

      1939. unbound. This 7.5 x 9.5-inch image was drawn in graphite with the border outlined in blue pastel pencil. It is attractively double-matted in blue and grey, framed to 13.5 x 15.25 inches, and set in an ornate silver and gold wooden frame. The drawing depicts a hillbilly woman pulling a horse plow while her husband comfortably rides on the back. The complete drawing was executed by Thomas Johnson who chose to illuminate the image of the husband riding on the back of the plow when the scene was animated. For avid fans who would like to match up the approximate film sequence to this drawing, it is suggested to view the frames from 1:15 to 1:19. The original title of this cartoon was supposed to be Betty Boop in "Hillbillies" and this is evident from a sequence of rare Fleischer storyboards that are currently online. In 1939 the Fleischer brothers stopped releasing Betty Boop cartoons, partly because of the ever increasing problems of clearing censorship. Provenance: from the artist to his nephew and from the nephew to a friend (with an inscription on the back). Near fine condition. Newspaper cartoonist and animator best remembered for his work with Max and Dave Fleischer at Fleischer Studios in the 1930s, especially in the creation of the "Betty Boop" and "Popeye" shorts.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Follow the Saint Signed Leslie Charteris

      UK: Hodder & Stoughton, 1939. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good. Follow the Saint by Leslie Charteris Signed 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. SIGNED BY LESLIE CHARTERIS in the form of a loosely inserted letter (typed and signed 2 August 1938) to an actress who wants to use as her stage name that of one of his regular characters. It reads: "Dear Jean So far as I know, there is no copyright on a name, so if you wanted to call yourself Patricia Holm, I don't think I could stop you. But why would you want to use a pseudonym when you have as good a name as Jean Hughes? Sincerely yours Leslie Charteris" Scarce item - further images available on request.

      [Bookseller: Brought to Book Ltd]
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        The Grapes of Wrath

      New York: The Viking Press, 1939. First issue, with "First Published in April 1939" on copyright page and first edition notice on front flap of dust jacket. Octavo, original beige cloth. Signed by John Steinbeck on the front free endpaper. Light shelfwear, near fine in a bright dust jacket with light rubbing to the spine extremities. From the library of John Steinbeck. A very nice example with noted provenance. "The Grapes of Wrath is the kind of art that's poured out of a crucible in which are mingled pity and indignation… Its power and importance do not lie in its political insight but in its intense humanity… [It] is the American novel of the season, probably the year, possibly the decade" (Clifton Fadiman).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        All the Brave. Preface by Ernest Hemingway. Text by Elliott Paul and Jay Allen

      New York: Modern Age Books, 1939. First edition, Number 126 of 440 copies, signed by Quintanilla. Four lithographs & 62 full-page drawings by Luis Quintanilla, one full-page color plate laid in. 1 vols. 8vo. In the original half cream calf and pictorial blue-gray cloth stamped in gilt. Spine very slightly scuffed and toned, otherwise near fine in repaired slipcase with printed label on front.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        "Eickhorn Kundendienst" Verkaufskatalog (orangenes Leinen-Ringbuch ca.22x18cm) mit teils kolorierten Darstellungen der Blankwaffen von Heer, Luftwaffe, Marine, RAD, Polizei und Justiz, Feuerwehr, Forst u. Jagd, Zoll

      . und Bahnschutz, Partei-Formationen sowie für Diplomaten und Beamte, ausklappbare Klingenmusterseiten und mit kompletter Händler-Preisliste; Eickhorn Solingen um 1939/40 [Der seltene Katalog in guter Erhaltung, lediglich der Ringhefter vom Einband gelöst.KEIN NACHDRUCK !!! Extrem seltener Beleg zur Blankwaffenproduktion der Firma Eickhorn.] "Eickhorn Kundendienst", ring binder with pictures of edged weapons, some in colour, of the army, Luftwaffe, navy, RAD, police and justice, fire department, forestry and hunting, customs and railway protection, party formations and diplomats; Eickhorn Solingen about 139/40.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Niederbayern]
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        The Garden Party and other Stories.

      . London, Verona Press (1939), 4°, marm.Or.-Ln.m.Schutzumschl.u.Schuber.(VI,) 318 S., 16 (10 ganzs.) farbige Or.-Lithos v.Marie Laurencin.1.Ausg.dieser Illustr.Maschinendruck der Officina Bodoni in 1200 num.Expl.auf unbeschnittenem Magnanibütten in der Centaur-Type.Typographie v.Hans Mardersteig.Schuber leicht fleckig bzw.bestoßen, Schnitt minimal stockig, sonst sehr schönes Expl..

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        Dividend on Death

      NY: Holt, 1939. First Edition. A very fine, sharp copy in a VG+ Dust Jacket with a closed tear to front panel and light wear to head of spine The author's first mystery introduces hardboiled Miami private detective Michael Shayne. A rare first edition

      [Bookseller: Mystery Cove Book Shop]
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        RED GARDENIAS.

      New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1939. - First edition. Light offsetting to the front and rear endpapers, endpapers lightly soiled, else very good, tight copy in a bright, unfaded dust jacket with some minor, internal professional restoration. Detective Bill Crane and his gang of sleuths are sent to a Chicago suburb to investigate a murder and death threats made to the family of an industrial magnate. Crane solves the murder case and at the same time learns the secret of the gardenia perfume, the lipstick marks on the dead man's face, the crimson cat, the three shelves, and a hairpin. Attractive Crime Club title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        KEY LARGO

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

      [Bookseller: Antic Hay Books]
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        Sefer Simkha veSason. Haggadah shel Pesach im Beurim. Ora VeSimkha. im kol HaDinim HaNitzrakhim.

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

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        Changing New York

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

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        The Grapes of Wrath

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

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        Stop Press

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Suspects - Nine

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Revista Hispanica Moderna. Boletino del Instituto de las Espanas.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Trageser]
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        THE OUTSIDER AND OTHERS. Collected by August Derleth and Donald Wandrei

      Arkham House, WI, Sauk City 1939 - Large octavo, jacket illustration by Virgil Finlay, cloth. The first collection of Lovecraft's writings and the first Arkham House book. ".his works remain one of the most remarkable literary products of their day and an enormously influential contribution to the genre, their influence extending not only to Lovecraft's many correspondents but to such significant modern writers as Ramsey Campbell and Brian Lumley." - Barron (ed.): Horror Literature 3-132. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-680. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1040. Jones and Newman (eds), Horror: 100 Best Books 43. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-162. See Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 2-61. See Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 97-101 and III, pp. 1284-88. Joshi I-A-15. Some offsetting to end-papers, upper corners gently bumped, a nearly fine copy in a very good dust jacket with light shelf wear to corners and spine ends with a small chip to upper spine panel and a closed tear to upper rear panel. (15554) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Framed original animation production drawing from the 1939 Betty Boop short "Musical Mountaineers

      1939. unbound. This 7.5 x 9.5-inch image was drawn in graphite with the border outlined in blue pastel pencil. It is attractively double-matted in blue and grey, framed to 13.5 x 15.25 inches, and set in an ornate silver and gold wooden frame. The drawing depicts a hillbilly woman pulling a horse plow while her husband comfortably rides on the back. The complete drawing was executed by Thomas Johnson who chose to illuminate the image of the husband riding on the back of the plow when the scene was animated. For avid fans who would like to match up the approximate film sequence to this drawing, it is suggested to view the frames from 1:15 to 1:19. The original title of this cartoon was supposed to be Betty Boop in "Hillbillies" and this is evident from a sequence of rare Fleischer storyboards that are currently online. In 1939 the Fleischer brothers stopped releasing Betty Boop cartoons, partly because of the ever increasing problems of clearing censorship. Provenance: from the artist to his nephew and from the nephew to a friend (with an inscription on the back). Near fine condition. Newspaper cartoonist and animator best remembered for his work with Max and Dave Fleischer at Fleischer Studios in the 1930s, especially in the creation of the "Betty Boop" and "Popeye" shorts.

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        Handzeichnung in Bleistift und Kohle " Geborstener Baum mit totem Holz ".

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

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        Eigenh. Briefentwurf.

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

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