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        Shakespeare's Boy Actors

      J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London 1939 - vii, 208 p. 22 cm. Sound and square binding, with royal blue cloth-covered boards. Blind stamped on upper board, gold titles on spine. Some wear to corners and spine ends. Top edge of spine faded. A few small spots on boards. Various degrees of foxing to the endpapers, most preliminary pages (including title page) , some of the plates, and on the fore-edge. Previous owner's name and date on the front free endpaper. Page paper lightly toned. Some pencil underlining and notes on pages 27 to 43. Dustjacket has heavy edge wear, with chips, creases, and tears. Some overall soiling with a couple of moisture marks. Edges, folds and spine have darkened, the spine heavily. Not price clipped. The first book by Canadian writer Robertson Davies, based on his university thesis, in which he discusses the use of young male actors in the roles of women in Elizabethan Shakespearean productions. Still considered a classic in its field. Scarce with dusjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Homeward Bound Books]
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        Geschichte der Homöopathie, 4 Teile in einem Band (so komplett).

      Leipzig. Schwabe. 1939. - Hldr. mit Lederecken und goldgepr. Rückentitel. 4°. XX, (100 / 263 / 244 /229), 837 S. (die vier Teile sind je einzeln und zusammen als Gesamtwerk paginiert). mit Abb. auf Tafeln. einige wenige Bleistiftanmerkungen. Namensst. verso Titel. in Originalpappschuber. schönes wohlerhaltenes Ex. Inhalt: Teil I: Die Vorläufer der Homöopathie / Teil II: Hahnemann. Leben und Werk / Teil III: Ausbreitung der Homöopathie / Teil IV: Die Homöopathie seit 1850. in deutscher Sprache [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      New York: Henry Holt and Company,. 1939. Octavo,. cloth.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with touch of wear to corners and. spine ends and some very light rubbing to folds. A superior copy.. (#82787). First edition. The first Mike Shayne mystery novel. "In a time of chaos and confusion he is a man with his own code and no doubts at all."- St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers, pp. 474-75.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Margaret Mitchell writes of ?Rhett and Scarlett ? the film version of ?Gone With the Wind???

      "Typed Letter Signed ?Margaret Mitchell Marsh / (Mrs. John R. Marsh)? with 26 word handwritten postscript, 1p, 7? x 10.75?. Atlanta, Georgia, August 8, 1939. To Mrs. Whitfield. Fine condition.In full, ?Thank you for your interest in Rhett and Scarlett. As to the character dolls of ?Scarlett?, which you would like to make, I believe it would be a good idea for you to write the motion picture people about this. I gave them my permission to make dolls and such things tieing up with the film version of ?Gone With the Wind?, and they might consider that the dolls you propose to make would trespass on their rights. If you care to take this up with them, I suggest that you write to their attorney, Mr. Robert E. Samuels, of Cohen, Cole, Weiss & Wharton, 61 Broadway, New York, N.Y.? Handwritten postscript: ?P.S. Last year I had a charming letter from a Jackson girl, Marina Whitfield Alexander. If she is a relative of yours, please give her my regards.?On May 3, 1937, ?Gone With the Wind? won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Best Novel. The film version premiered on December 15, 1939, in Atlanta, Georgia. When Margaret Mitchell wrote this letter, battles scenes and retakes were still being shot by producer David O. Selznick. "

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        With nine-word handwritten postscript! ?Outside of the President, I think [V.P.] Garner is the most popular man in Washington ? there are a great many people who are scared to death of the labor policy and of that national defense red herring ? National defense can be made the most popular thing in the country, but it is not necessary, for an adequate defense, to spend some extra billions of dollars??

      "Typed Letter Signed ?Harry? as U.S. Senator, one page, 8? x 10.5?. United States Senator, Washington, January 11, 1939. To John W. Snyder, Manager, Reconstruction Finance Corporation, Saint Louis, Missouri. Snyder and Truman served together in the U.S. Army Reserves after World War I. Lightly creased at lower right. Two file holes in the blank upper margin and two staple holes in the upper left corner. Fine condition. Included is an unsigned carbon of Snyder's January 14th reply.In part, ?The situation here is rather peculiar. Neither the ultra-conservatives nor the President want to come to a permanent break. From all indications the President is still highly popular in the country, but there are a great many people who are scared to death of the labor policy and of that national defense red herring which is now being pulled across the trail.?National defense, as you know, can be made the most popular thing in the country, but it is not necessary, for an adequate defense, to spend some extra billions of dollars, which I think is what the object is. I have some ideas of my own on national defense which I hope will be of use at the proper time.?Outside of the President, I think [Vice President John N.] Garner is the most popular man in Washington at the present time, and I think he is liberal enough to please all the liberals, and conservative enough so that fellows like [Virginia Sen. Harry Flood] Byrd and [N.C. Sen. Josiah W.] Bailey could swallow him. I hope you have business in Washington so that I can see you before you go to Hot Springs for that check-up. I think we have that matter just about straightened out.?In a handwritten postscript, Truman adds ?Say hello to / Mrs. Snyder & [daughter] Drucie for me.?Truman?s observation that, other than FDR, Vice President ?Garner is the most popular man in Washington? was confirmed in the Gallup Poll released on March 26, 1939. Gallup asked a cross-section of Democrats across the country whom they would favor for the Democratic presidential nomination n 1940 if FDR did not run. Gallup also stated that ?Garner has become symbol of conservative sentiment.? In 1940, FDR was renominated and Garner, who had announced he was a candidate for the presidential nomination in late 1939, was dropped from the ticket, and replaced by Henry A. Wallace for Vice President.The ?labor policy? that ?a great many people are scared to death of? most probably refered to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) signed into law by FDR on June 25, 1938. It established a national minimum wage of 25¢ per hour (then equal to 40% of the average wage in manufacturing), set a full-time standard work week of 40 hours with ?time and a half? payment required for additional hours, and prohibited child labor in activities involving interstate commerce. On December 13, 1938, just four weeks before Truman wrote this letter, Elmer Andrews, U.S. Wage and Hour Administrator, disclosed that special attention was being given to complaints of serious violations of the FLSA by establishments in eight states including Missouri. Truman?s favoring an ?adequate defense? was the topic of a speech he delivered ten months earlier."

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        The Western Angler: an Account of Pacific Salmon and Western Trout (with map and slipcase)

      Derrydale Press, New York 1939 - Red cloth with gilt spine & cover titles and decorations; 4to; 392pp in 2 volumes; illustrated with color frontispieces of flies, color plates of fish, b/w photos, line drawings, charts and maps (one of which is fold-out); lacking original glassine jackets; plain red paper covered board slipcase with publisher's inked limitation number on spine of case; limited to 950 numbered (#385) copies. A seminal work on west coast salmon and trout. With sections on the trout, salmon and other game fishes of British Columbia; lakes & streams of the interior of the provence and coastal trout: winter & summer steelhead, migratory cutthroat trout and the rainbow trout fishery. This copy shows light sunning to spines, otherwise interior is in near fine condition. The slipcase is good only, having some discoloration and splitting along some seams. Hard to find edition with both map and slipcase present. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: David Foley Sporting Books]
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        Daughters of the Stars, The

      1939. ?"A Fairy Story Full of Grace, Beauty, Wit, Humor and Charm?"Together with a Letter of Complaint from Dulac to the Daily Herald[DULAC, Edmund, illustrator]. CRARY, Mary. The Daughters of the Stars. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac. London: Hatchard & Co., 1939.First trade edition. Quarto (10 1/8 x 7 15/16 inches; 257 x 201 mm.). [8], 189, [1], [1, printer?'s imprint], [1, blank] pp. Two full-page color plates.Original grey cloth over boards. Covers decoratively stamped in blind, navy blue leather label lettered in gilt on spine. Original glassine wrapper, yellow dust jacket, printed in blue with lettering and three figures from Dulac's second illustration. A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket."Unsold copies (#91d) at Brentanos were withdrawn from the commercial market in mid-1940 and sold privately. These books were wrapped, over the glassine, in a yellow dust jacket, printed in blue with lettering and 3 figures from Dulac's second illustration. At the top of the front flap of the dust jacket is printed: / 4.00 /, the reduced price at which the books were offered." (Ann Conolly Hughey, Edmund Dulac - His Book Illustrations).With a one-and-a-quarter page autograph letter, dated "March 5 in 1924" from Dulac to the Editor of the Daily Herald complaining bitterly about being misquoted regarding the American soprano Rosa Melba (1897-1981), in a "good but aggressive poem" by Tomfool (Eleanor Farjeon) which had been published in the newspaper. (affixed to front free endpaper).[and]A one page typed letter dated "March 7th 1924" from Hamilton Fyfe (Editor of the Daily Herald) to Eleanor Farjeon "Dear Miss Farjeon, We have received the enclosed letter from Edmund Dulac, who seems a bit hurt about your poem based on his reported remark about Melba. We are printing a little apology on page 4. I wonder if you would care to deal with it in your own way." (tipped onto half-title).?"Publication of this book encountered delays and difficulties because of the outbreak of World War II. Since paper and workmen were fast being commandeered by the British government, the book was rushed into print despite the fact that only 2 Dulac illustrations were finished. Once published, the book received mixed reviews. It was featured at Christmas 1939 as ?'Something sane in a mad world?' in Hatchard?'s show windows in Piccadilly…The following spring, in America, The New York Times critic (June 3, 1940) was less enthusiastic in his review of the book, saying ?'…for most young readers the book will seem too long drawn out…?' but added ?'Dulac has supplied two lovely pictures in blue and silver tones?'…The redoubtable William Lyon Phelps of Yale also wrote a review stating that Mary Crary?'s book ?'…is a fairy story full of grace, beauty, wit humor and charm…It is meant to be very high praise when I add that the illustrations by Dulac are worthy of the book. They add to its beauty?'?" (Hughey).Dulac designed the entire format of the volume, including chapter head and tail scroll designs.Hughey 91d.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Rare Vintage Original Photograph

      Rare Vintage Original Photograph, full-length pose in "Cowardly Lion" costume from "The Wizard of Oz," stamped on verso in green ink "February 9, 1939" and with 4 lines of comment on Lahr and the film (which featured Lahr in his most familiar role). 10" x 8", on double-weight stock (not signed). Very good.Lahr (1895-1967), American vaudeville/burlesque/stage/screen/radio and television actor; film career 1929-67 ("Mr. Broadway" 1933; "Dubarry Was a Lady" 1940; "Rose Marie" 1954; etc.); famous for the role of the Cowardly Lion in the 1939 MGM film "The Wizard of Oz."

      [Bookseller: George Houle Rare Books & Autographs]
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        Finnegans Wake

      Faber & Faber; Viking Press, London New York 1939 - Limited Edition of of 425 copies printed. This copy is authentically SIGNED by James Joyce in green ink on the limitation leaf. A magnificent copy. The book is in excellent condition and appears UNREAD. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's cloth. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a stunning copy with the publisher's slipcase SIGNED by the author. We buy SIGNED Joyce First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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      New York: Viking Press, 1939. First edition. Hardcover. A very good minus copy with both front and back hinges cracked and foxing to page ends. No dust jacket. Advance copy/publisher's dummy. Tan buckram with blue lettering to spine and front cover. Consisting of half-title page, title page (different than first edition), no copyright page, dedication page, and another half-title page, followed by 8 pages of text, the rest of the book is blank pages. The top stain on this copy is blue instead of yellow, and there are a pair of blue lines running around the extremities of the front cover

      [Bookseller: Ed Smith Books]
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        The Grapes of Wrath

      The Viking Press, 1939. Hardcover. Very Good. The Viking Press, New York 1939. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Published in April 1939, no additional printings. Illustrated oatmeal cloth boards. Endpaper music and lyrics to "Battle Hymn of the Republic". Book Condition: Very Good+, clean boards, tight spine. Light spots on the pages and fore-edge, owner inscription at the front endpaper. In a new facsimile jacket wrapped in a removable mylar cover.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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      Al fin: Se acabó de imprimir este cuarto cuaderno, y segundo de la Colección Cancionero de la Sirena, de los editados por el ángel Gulab, en casa de Don Francisco A. Colombo, el día 30 de octubre de 1939. Ejemplar nº 6 en papel Hammermill, de una tirada limitada a 126 ejrs.4º m., cub., falta la posterior.PRIMERA EDICI?"N. Muy rara. 

      [Bookseller: Elena Gallego - Arte y Grafí]
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        Personal Heresy a Controversy

      Oxford University Press, London New York Toronto 1939 - vi;150pp. Contains six essays, (three by each of the authors), and a Note by C.S.Lewis. Green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Covers slightly faded at edges. Considerable foxing to page edges and some to margins, but not affecting contents. Ex.-Chadderton Grammar School library, library stamp on flyleaf, contents page and pages 27 and 69. With `English Reference Library` written in blue ink on flyleaf. Green dustwrapper, now in protective sleeve, has edge tears resulting in some loss. Size: Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Photograph Album of a 14 Day Cruise To Norway & The North, June 16th - 30th 1939: A 4,000 Mile Cruise Aboard the P&O Liner, "Viceroy of India"

      Unpublished, , 1939 , approximately 50 pages, sketch with colour on the top cover, good quality, black and white photographs with handwritten descriptive labels in black ink and pencil, taken on the cruise, a newspaper clipping of the sinking of the "Viceroy of India" while transporting troops to England in the 1942, colour post cards featuring native costumes, some of the areas features are: Trodheim, Lerfoss Falls, Hammerfest, Spitzberge, Green Harbour,The Glacier, Tromso, Bergen, other unattatched black and white photographs, negatives from some colour film at the back

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        The Personal Poetry and Speech Notebooks of Edith Taylor Earnshaw [NAACP - “Northern Agitators Aggravating Confederate People”] [Wake Forest Interest]

      Wake Forest, North Carolina: private printing, 1939-1959. 1st Edition. Other Other. Good. (Poetry) (Biography) EARNSHAW, Edith Taylor. The Personal Poetry and Speech Notebooks of Edith Taylor Earnshaw. Wake Forest, NC: circa 1939 to 1959. Three volumes. Original personal notebooks: two measuring 9 x 6.5 in.; one measuring 10 x 7.5 in. Three-ring binders in black faux-leather wraps. An assortment of ruled pages sized for notebooks and others cut to size by the author from old letters and paperwork. Many newspaper clippings tipped and laid-in; few notes stapled to pages. Some pages exhibit paper loss; most in good condition. Toning to pages resultant from newspaper clippings. Wear at page holes from turning with tears at few holes. Rusting to binder rings. Wraps rubbed, scuffed, and stiff. General edge wear. Good + condition overall. Edith Taylor Earnshaw (1886 -1962) was the youngest daughter of Charles Elisha Taylor â€?" a Baptist minister and President of Wake Forest University for 20 years. She cultivated a life-long relationship with the school, marrying alum Elliot Brantley Earnshaw who served as bursar, secretary, registrar, and superintendent of the College hospital. Edith herself held various positions within the College, retiring from the Bursar's Office in 1953, after 40 yrs of service. She and her husband gave their entire estate to the College. A prolific poet, Edith’s work was frequently published in the North Carolina News & Observer. These journals contain over 50 newspaper clippings of her poems and many pages of personal typed working copies complete with pencil corrections and addendums. In total, these binders contain over 140 of her poems. Many are written in “negro dialect” which Edith later abandoned in deference to shifting cultural attitudes. However, her personal attitude toward this change may be indicated by her repeated reference to the NAACP as “Northern Agitators Aggravating Confederate People.” Also included are working copies of five talks given by Edith at various institutions. Subject matter includes tips for a happy home, how Edith became a “rhymester,” details of her travels across Europe and Africa, visits to famous homes, local flora and fauna, and more. Of particular interest is one speech full of personal recollections and anecdotes of Wake Forest: “…the ties which bind me to [the College] are so strong and so many, and stretch over such a long period, I doubt if any living person loves this College as much as I do.” These binders offer a truly unique look into the history of this historic institution. “MELONCOLIA” I’s on my way back home ag’in, Been stayin’ up in Boston, I had a job as butler-cook Wid folkses name uv Auston; One day (de wuk wuz sorter hard, I’s on’y a beginner), Dey buyed a watermelon, said To serve it arter dinner; So co’se I split it half in two, As nice as I was able, An’ put de halfs on big-size plates, An’ sot ‘em on de table; Well, soon’s dey saw what I done did, Dey made a fuss betwixt ‘em â€?" A neat, roun’ slice two inches wide, Dat’s how I ought ‘a’ fixed ‘em! Den Mr. Auston slap’ his sides An holler: “Dat’s a swell un! Now Rolan’, in de Souf, I s’pose You’d eat a half ov melon! Miz Auston giggle an’ she say; “A half? Not really, Rolan’!? But me, I answers ‘speckful-like: “No, Ma’am, I’d eat a whole un!”

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        No Wind of Blame

      Garden City: Doubleday Crime Club, 1939 - Fine in a very attractive example of the rare dustwrapper, which has a short, unobtrusive tear to the bottom of the front panel. A spectacular copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Carpe Librum]
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        Small Beer

      New York: The Viking Press, [August], 1939. First edition Number 150 of 175 copies containing a signed watercolor by Bemelmans entitled "Landscape". 8vo. Illustrated. 186 pp. Original orange cloth, black paper band. orange edges. Fine in fine slipcase

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Popular Cuban Music 80 revised and corrected compositions

      Private, Habana 1939 - Grey title on front cover slightly rubbed with faint stain to rear cover and stamp of Casa Carreras on rep else VG, 1st edn, folio, definitive study on the evolution of music in Cuba, with 49pps prologue by Dr. Eduardo Sanchez de Fuentes, musical examples mentioned in the text with full score to follow inscribed by Segundo Rigal, light green limp covers. Very rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      New York: Henry Holt. (1939). First. First edition. An older bookplate on the front pastedown, light wear at the extremities, a near fine copy in a fresh and clean, near fine dustwrapper that is lightly rubbed. Signed by Du Bois. A very uncommon title, especially signed. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Gentleman's Companion

      Derrydale Press, New York, 1939, Hardcover (in Slipcase), Book Condition: Near Fine Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First EditionBAKER, CHARLES H. Jr. The Gentleman's Companion [in 2 volumes], New York: The Derrydale Press, 1939. Small quartos, first edition, copy No. 1,085 of 1,250 printed by Eugene Connett (the Derrydale founder), quarter-bound in maroon leatherette and red cloth. Volume I, Being an Exotic Cookery Book or, Around the World with Knife, Fork and Spoon, pp. xix [3], 220, photogravure frontispiece, gilt-stamped lettering on spine inside five gilt-ruled panels, with two more gilt-ruled panels showing crossed spoon, fork and knife. Volume II, Being an Exotic Drinking Book or, Around the World with Jigger, Beaker and Flask, pp. xix [3], 219, photogravure frontispiece, gilt-stamped lettering on spine inside five gilt-ruled panels, with two more gilt-ruled panels showing crossed martini glass, jigger and beaker. V1 has bookplate of the late Edward M. Crane, a well-known New York publisher, on free front endpaper; V2 has his bookplate upside-down on rear endpaper. See Henry Siegel's Derrydale Press Bibliography, entry No. 147. The fact that this set is scarce, and when you find it, it's usually wrecked, tells you it doesn't sit on the shelf, it gets read and used. The author was a well-traveled gourmet, connoisseur of wine, spirits and ales, and world-class party animal, but most important, a beautiful writer. Here he dispenses advice, recipes and witty narrative in equal parts. Condition of these books: Near fine, extraordinary for this set. Boards very bright and clean, showing only the faintest edge wear. However, the top panel of the cardboard slipcase is split at one seam, other seams have been repaired. Leaves clean and tight, edges untrimmed, some leaves still unopened. Size: Quarto. 2-volume set (complete). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; 1930s; Travel & Places. Inventory No: 51550.

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        Finnegan’s Wake

      London: Faber and Faber, (1939). . First edition, 8vo, (iv), 628 pp. Some browning to a front blank and the final page of text, two blanks at the front with some marking, brief inscription to fly leaf. Original red cloth, rubbed with some marks, mild wear to spine ends. Slocum 47.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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      New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1939., 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.

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        Some Buried Caesar

      New York: Farrar & Rinehart. (1939). First. First edition. A worn but sound, good copy without dustwrapper. Owner's utilitarian-looking label on the front fly, as well as another label on which Stout has Inscribed the book to the owner in 1962. A scarce and desirable title, with a "sort-of" inscription. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      Viking Press, 1939, Hardcover, 1st Edition and 2nd before publication; First PrintingGood- in a Good- laminated dust jacket. Soiling and damp staining. Tears to end papers. Hinge has started. As is. "Fourth Edition" printed on the bottom flap, tan cloth, titles to spine and pictorial decoration across boards and spine in brown and the sheet music endpapers. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall

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        The Grapes of Wrath

      The Viking Press 1939 - The Viking Press, New York 1939. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Published in April 1939, no additional printings. Illustrated oatmeal cloth boards. Endpaper music and lyrics to "Battle Hymn of the Republic". Book Condition: Very Good+, clean boards, tight spine. Light spots on the pages and fore-edge, owner inscription at the front endpaper. In a new facsimile jacket wrapped in a removable mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London: Jarrolds Publishers London Limited, n.d.. [1939]. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-255 [256] [note: first leaf is a blank],. original gray cloth, spine panel stamped in black.. Private bookplate tipped onto front paste-down. Aside from some. foxing to pages early and late and page edges, a fine copy in good. printed first printing dust jacket (7/6 price on spine panel) with. shelf wear at edges, several creases, and shallow chips from lower. spine end and upper edge of rear panel. (#133018). First edition. The author's first book, a hard-boiled crime novel about the kidnapping of an heiress by a mob of ruthless gangsters. "... one of the best-selling mysteries ever published ... The shocking blend of violence, sex, and American gangsters sold more than a million copies within five years of publication." - Steinbrunner and Penzler, Encyclopedia of Mystery & Detection, p. 81. Filmed in 1948 and again in Cinerama in 1971 as "The Grissom Gang." Hubin (1994), p. 156.

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        The Amazing Bushman (Art in South Africa)

      Red Fawn Press, 1939, Soft cover, Book Condition: Very Good, 1st Editionthis item consists of three parts. 1. the 36 page book stapled and tied with a leather thong. this is the limited edition. number 140 of only 200 produced.2. 33 loose reproductions. these consist of numbered photographs and drawings on a brown backing board with a brief description. .3.most important is the original battiss watercolour after a painting at fraaiuitzicht, rouxville district OFS. the painting is of a bushman figure. it is marked 'exact size'. the top of the paper frame is marked 'extra plate'. the frame of the painting is foxed as is the book especially the early pages. the photos have no foxing.the book has no inscriptions but the binding is a little torn around the staple. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Africana- Art; Inventory No: wn38.

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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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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1939

      London: J. Whitaker & Sons Ltd. 1939 - Seventy-sixth edition. Original new style publisher's hardback. Light crease to spine. Previous owner's name to title-page. A very good copy.

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        No Hands on the Clock

      New York: Morrow. 1939. First. First edition. A trifle worn but still fine in an about near fine example of the scarce dustwrapper with a few tiny chips, mild rubbing, and a little fading to the spine. Basis for the fast-paced and well-regarded 1941 B-picture directed by Frank McDonald, with Chester Morris and Jean Parker. .

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        Johnny Got His Gun

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott. (1939). First. First edition. Light penciled name, easily erasable (but we think it is of the important author's agent Harold Ober), else fine in a handsome very good plus dustwrapper with slight nicks at the crown, and a little light edgewear. Trumbo directed and wrote the screenplay for the 1971 film version with Timothy Bottoms which won a Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. A fresh and nice copy of classic anti-war novel. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Orlando the Marmalade Cat - A Trip Abroad

      Country Life, London, 1939, Hard Cover, Book Condition: Good, Illustrated By: Hale, KathleenSize: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall, 32 pages. Charming colour illustrations. Binding and hinges sound. Unmarked. Average wear. A rare vintage copy.

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        Ten Little Niggers

      London: Collins, 1939. First Edition. Bookplate; light foxing and cloth fading; very good plus in a very good dust jacket with some tears and chips, the most serious of which is a triangular fingernail-sized one at the top of the front panel. A highly politically incorrect title even when published; the dust jacket compounded the sin with its illustration of little black figures with big white lips. The book was published in America as And Then There Were None, and re-issued as Ten Little Indians, presenting problems of its own today. In any event, not only was this one of the author?s best books, it was also made into one of the best films based on her books, starring Walter Huston and Barry Fitzgerald.

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.]
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      Arkham House 1939 - THE OUTSIDER AND OTHERS, Arkham House, 1939, first edition, a bright near fine copy in a vg+ Virgil Finlay pictorial dust-wrapper with a bit of wear and some light dust-soil to the rear dust-wrapper panel. The first book issued from this esteemed publisher. 1/1,200 copies. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY / A.B.A.A / 1979]
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        Spicy-Adventure Stories Magazine, October 1939, Volume 10, Number 6

      Culture Publications, Wilmington, DE, 1939, Soft Cover, Book Condition: Good, First EditionSize: 4to - over 9?" - 12" tall, 128 pages. Stories include: Peril's Highway; Jackaroo; Bayou Madness; Rubies of Empire; Diana Daw; Graveyard of Missing Ships; She-Sheriff Barbara; Dangerous Bequest. Clean and unmarked with average wear. Minor peripheral chips and openings. Binding intact. A sound vintage copy, Magazine

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        Keogh, Comanche and Custer

      1939 - 1st limited (#285 of an unspecified number), blue cloth, vg- (external waterstain at bottom of spine, bookplate front pastedown). 127 pp. INSCRIBED on copyright page and dated July 30, 1942. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: PAGE ONE TOO]
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        Two Radio Plays: Money with Menaces; To the Public Danger

      Constable & Company, London 1939 - Foreward by Val Gielgud. (i-iv), v-vii, (viii-x), 11-91(92)pp. Paper covers with wrap-around card jacket an integral part of the binding. Jacket clipped but may have been done so by the publisher; no inscriptions. Contains the texts of the two radio plays together with details of the casts and dates of the first broadcasts. A very scarce and somewhat ephemeral publication that has survived remarkably well; small loss at the top and bottom of the backstrip, otherwise, minor wear and natural ageing only. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Weysprings Books, IOBA]
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        Camille Pissarro, Son Art - Son Oeuvre, 2 Volumes

      Paul Rosenberg, Editeur, Paris 1939 - IN GOOD CONDITION. With 1,632 Illustrations. LIMITED EDITION, #868 of 1000 copies, uniformly bound in blue cloth, with gilt lettering, binding tight. Covers show upper backstrip tear on Vol. II, inner hinges cracked. With the bookplates of Nicolas de Koenigsberg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Monroe Bridge Books, SNEAB Member]
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        Franklin Delano Roosevelt, original Silver Print Photograph

      1939 - Original silver print photograph by the photographer Maurice Constant who was in the U.S. Navy at the time of the photograph, 1939. The photograph was published in 1945 as the cover for the "Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin", May 1945. The photograph measures 11 x 13 1/2 inches and is in very good condition without blemish. It has been mounted on board, but the edges show weak adhesion so it can be easily, but carfefully, removed. The photograph is not signed but is signed on the mat, which is not acid-free. The back of the mounting board is stamped "Constant Collection". A fine copy of rare image. Shipping will be determined at purchase. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book Trader]
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      The Viking Press, 1939., 1939. First U. S. edition. Fine, bright,clean copy in a wonderful dust jacket, fine and fresh, except for a trace of rubbing to the front flap fold. An exceptional copy of one of the greatest of all espionage novels and the basis for the 1945 film that starred Charles Boyer and Lauren Bacall. A rare book in this condition.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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      Collins 1939 - Circa 1939. Almost very good condition. 10 flip books, all contained in one! 2000 pictures. A complete Film of Donald's adventures. Flip books are all contained in 1 card-cover, with story to two pages on inside, with flip books beneath. Spine is a little faded. Some wear to edges. Grubby marks to covers. Creasing to cover edges. Small inscription in pencil to top of front cover. Tears to a couple of pages of flick books. Where first five books have been bound, underneath has now started to come unglued and two of the pages are now detached from flick book, but still glued to backing (cover). Some browning to pages. Couple of creases to internal story pages. A rare item, especially with 10 flick books, which actually tell 20 parts of the story (are double-sided). A great Disney item! [S] [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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        A complete film of Donald's aventures - Donald & Pluto - Movie book in 10 reels by Walt Disney.

      S.l. (Imprimé en France), Collins, 1939, 1 vol. (230 x 105) broché sous couvertures illustrées en couleurs représentant Donald manipulant un flip-book. Usures d'usage en bords de couverture, restauration du dos sur la partie supérieure, intérieur en très bon état. - 10 mini flip-books (ou Flip Book, Movie Book, flick books ou folioscopes) comprenant 20 histoires mettant en scène Donald ou Pluto (chaque flip-book étant recto-verso), le tout est composé de 2000 images. Cet ouvrage étant destiné à être manipulé par des enfants, est devenu rarissime, surtout complet et en bon état.

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie Aurore (SLAM-ILAB)]
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        Des Johannes von Butzbach Wanderbüchlein. Chronika eines fahrenden Schülers. (Aus der lateinischen Handschrift übertragen von D. J. Becker. 39.-41. Tsd.).

      Leipzig, Insel, (1939),. 8vo. 126 S., 1 Bl. Rot/blau gemusterte OPp. (Jenne 46b) m. Deckel- u. Rückenschild.. IB 26 (1). - Insel-Bücherei Nr. 26. - Kanten u. Gelenke berieben, Rückenschild etw. gebräunt, m. kl. Schadstelle. Kaum merklicher Knick auf den ersten 3 Bl. Insgesamt wohlerhalten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Düwal]
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        Svendborger Gedichte. Hrsg. unter dem Patronat der Diderot-Gesellschaft und der American Guild for German Cultural Freedom.

      London, Malik-Verlag, 1939,. Gr.-8vo. 87 S. OKart. m. Deckel- u. Rückentitel. Unbeschnitten.. Nubel A 112. - WG² 25. - Sternfeld/Tiedemann 74. - Erste Ausgabe. Letztes Buch des Malik-Verlags, als Vordruck für die Gesammelten Werke bezeichnet, welche nicht mehr erschienen. - Umschlag etw. verschmutzt, im Rande lädiert. Bis auf leichte Fingerspuren im Rande innen sauber u. wohlerhalten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Düwal]
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        ALBUM DE ORO DE PUERTO RICO. GOLDEN ALBUM OF PUERTO RICO. Obra de Divulgacio?n Cultural En Pro de la Fraternidad Americana. A Work of Intellectual Propaganda for American Fraternity

      Artes Graficas s. a., La Habana 1939 - unpaginated (pp. 510) pages, colour frontispiece plate with tissue guard, b/w photographic illustrations throughout. Text in Spanish and English. Original blue cloth binding with gilt lettering and stamped seal of Puerto Rico to the front board, good with some general wear and rubbing to extremities and joints. Contents clean and tight, a few creases to some of the preliminary pages, a short tear professionally and inconspicuously repaired to the frontispiece plate and a little loss to the tissue guard to the same plate, compliments plate of the government of Puerto Rico to the front paste-down, no inscriptions. Overall A very good tight copy of this scarce and important publication. Size: Folio - Landscape (32x 48cm) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: LOE BOOKS]
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