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        Mike Muligan and His Steam Shovel

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: curtis paul books, inc.]
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        Barbarians at the Gate - Gollancz's File Copy

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

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Typed letter signed.

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

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        Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

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

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

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

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

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

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        Memoirs of a Booklegger

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

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        Donald Duck and His Friends

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

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

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

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        Game in the Desert

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

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

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

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        Mein Kampf. Unexpurgated edition

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

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        Finnegans Wake

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

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

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

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

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

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        Peintures

      Glm 1939 - - Glm, Paris 1939, 12,5x16,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 550 exemplaires sur vélin blanc, seul tirage avec 30 Normandy. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Raymond Queneau. Ouvrage illustré de 16 reproductions d'oeuvres d'Henri Michaux. Avant-propos de Louis Cheronnet. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 550 copies on white vellum, with 30 single draw Normandy. Precious autograph signed by the author Raymond Queneau. Book illustrated with 16 reproductions of works of Henri Michaux. Foreword by Louis Cheronnet. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Finnegans Wake

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

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The Grapes of Wrath

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

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        Changing New York

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

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        Der Erste Großdeutsche Reichskriegertag,

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

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

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

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        Finnegans Wake

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

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

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

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        Forces in Molecules

      Lancaster and New York: American Physical Society, 1939. FIRST EDITION of Feynman?s undergraduate thesis at MIT, ?a fundamental discovery? published in The Physical Review when he was just twenty-one. ?Forces or energy--that was the choice for those seeking to apply the quantum understanding of the atom to the workings of real materials. At stake was not mere terminology but a root decision about how to conceive of a problem and how to proceed in calculating...???As Feynman conceived the structure of molecules, forces were the natural ingredients. He saw springlike bonds with varying stiffness, atoms attracting and repelling one another. The usual energy-accounting methods seemed secondhand and euphemistic... [He demonstrated that] the force on an atom?s nucleus is no more or less than the electrical force from the surrounding field of charged electrons--the electrostatic force. Once the distribution of charge has been calculated quantum mechanically, then from that point forward quantum mechanics disappears from the picture. The problem becomes classical; the nuclei can be treated as static points of mass and charge. Feynman?s approach applies to all chemical bonds? (Gleick). His discovery, now known as Feynman?s theorem or the Feynman-Hellmann theorem, has endured as an efficient approach to the calculation of forces in molecules.Provenance: With ownership signature of D.W. Epstein on front cover; presumably the D.W. Epstein who, along with I.G. Mallof developed the electron gun in 1934.IN: The Physical Review, Vol 56, Second Series, Number 4, August 15, 1939. Lancaster, PA and New York, NY: American Physical Society, 1939. Quarto, original wrappers. Toning around edges of wrappers, red paint marks on spine extending into front wrapper. Rare in original wrappers.Note: A custom cloth box is available for this item for an additional $225. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Le mur

      First edition, one of the copies of the press service.Signed autograph of the author Yves Gandon.Nice full copy of his please insert. Gallimard Paris 1939 12x19cm broché

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        The Grapes of Wrath

      New York: The Viking Press,, 1939. Octavo. Original tan cloth, titles to spine and pictorial design to boards in dark brown, music endpapers, top edge yellow. With the dust jacket. Housed in a dark red quarter morocco solander box made by the Chelsea Bindery. Minor foxing to endpapers, one corner turned. Otherwise a fine copy in a bright jacket with lightly creased extremities, a few dark spots to edges of front and rear panel, a couple of short closed tears to front panel, and one minor tape repair to verso. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribe by Steinbeck on the front free endpaper: "For Lewis and Mary in gratitude, John Steinbeck".

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        Büsing & Co. Swimsuit Catalogue

      [Reutlingen: Büsing & Co., 1939]. Near fine in boards, marked with the Büsing & Co. stamp and other pencil notations, housed in a soiled cloth slipcase.. Octavo. Unique handmade accordion-fold booklet, comprised of eighteen 4 5/8 X 6 3/4 inch black-and-white photographic pinup portraits of bathing beauties by the shore. Presumably used as a preliminary mockup for a Büsing & Co. catalogue, the images showcase two-piece and one-piece swimsuit designs for women by the German apparel company. Each print has been labeled with a four-digit number along the bottom border, which correlates to the item number for each suit.

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        Frühe Chinesische Bronzen aus der Sammlung Oskar Trautmann. (Shi Hua Fang Gu Lu). Herausgegeben von Gustav Ecke.

      Peking (Beijing), Text by Fujen Press, Collotypes by Caihua-Druckerei, Atelier Hartung, 1939.. 4°, Chinesiche Blockbuch-Bindung. Mit Vorwort u. Abbildungen sowie Beschreibung über 20 Stück chinesischer Bronzen. Die Photographischen Reproduktionen wurden im Atelier Hartung, Peking, hergestellt. Chinesische Blockbuchbinding im Leinenschuber. Beiliegende Visitenkarte des Herausgebers mit Widmung auf beiden Seiten. Sehr gutes u. seltenes Exemplar.

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        The Comedies, Histories and Tragedies of William Shakespeare. The Plays of William Shakespeare (37 Volumes)

      New York: The Limited Editions Club 1939. 37 Volumes. This set does not include the 2 volumes of plays. Complete in 37 volumes, housed in 6 buckram slipcases. This edition was designed by Bruce Rogers and printed at the press of A. Colish, New York. Various illustrators. The edition consists of 1950 numbered copies, of which this is number 1557. Decorative paper boards. Cream colored cloth spines lettered in gilt. Some spines a bit darkened. Top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed. Only a few glassine board protectors remain, in varying condition. Each volume has been looked over carefully, text and plates clean throughout, all volumes in tight and square bindings. A very good set, with many unopenned pages. Each book with the LEC letter laid in. Includes the 20 page stapled prospectus. Please contact regarding shipping, this set is large and very heavy. Additional shipping charges for this set. . Hardcover. Very Good +. Illus. by Various Illustrators.

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        Wide Canvas

      John Long, 1939, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st EditionThe boards are a bit rubbed and marked. Internally clean and tightly bound - slightly cocked. Some minor foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: w950.

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        LIEBAU/bei Liegnitz. "Blick auf Liebau/Schlesien". Gesamtansicht von einem Weg aus, links großer Randbaum.

      - Öl auf Leinwand von Johannes Hänsch, signiert und datiert 1939, 54 x 71,5 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XV, S. 438. - Der Berliner Landschaftsmaler (1875 - 1945) war an der Berliner Akademie Schüler u.a. von Eugen Bracht und Friedrich Kallmorgen. Seit 1903 stellte er seine Landschaften in Berlin, aber auch z.B. im Glaspalast in München aus. - Gerahmt. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Parteitag Großdeutschland,

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

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        ARTHUR PRENTICE RUGG CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS A MEMORIAL

      WORCESTER , MASSACHUSETTS 1939 - INSIDE OF THE BOOK THERE IS A GIFT LETTER BY ARTHUR PRENTICE RUGG WRITTEN AND AUTHOGRAPHED IN 1924." DEAR MRS EVANS: PLEASE ACCEPT ASSURANCE OF THE DEEP SYMPATHY OF MRS RUGG AND MYSELF IN THE GREAT BEVEAREMENT WITH HAD BEFALLEN YOU.FOR JUDGE EVANS I HAD COME TO HAVE PROFOUND RESPECT AND GENUINEADMIRATION HE POSSESSED IN UNUSUAL DEGREE THE JUDICIAL QUALITIESNOF WISDOM, COURAGE, OPENMINDEDNESS,STEADFASTNESS,STRENGTHFORWARDNESS, AND PASSIONFOR JUSTICE.IT IS FOR ME A HAPPY REFLECTION THAT SUCH A WELL ROUNDED LIFEHAD BEEN LIVED AND THAT I HAVE BEEN PRIVILEGED TO SHARE AND INFLUENCE.VERY SINCERELY YOURS, ARTHUR P. RUGG. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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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        THE WORLD CRISIS 1911-1918 AND GREAT CONTEMPORARIES

      ODHAMS PRESS LTD, 1939 GET A FREE GOBLUELONDON TEE SHIRT WITH THIS ORDER. THE WORLD CRISIS 1911-1918 AND GREAT CONTEMPORARIES, SET IN GREAT CONDITION. NO TEARS, MARKINGS OR WRITING. ALL FRONT AND BACK COVERS ARE INTACT. THE SPINES OF ALL BOOKS ARE IN GOOD CONDITION. GREAT SET

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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. .

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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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