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        Memoirs of a Booklegger

      London: Michael Joseph. 1939. First. First edition. A small and light stain on the foredge, slightly cocked, else near fine in a nice, about very good dustwrapper. Memoirs of the founder of the controversial Obelisk Press in Paris. Scarce in jacket. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Literary Essays

      Toyko - Hokuseido Press, 1939 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A limited edition copy of Hearn's essays, originally written for American newspapers. First and limited edition. With a limitation leaf to the rear. The front and spine of the original dustwrapper has been adhered to the rear free endpaper and pastedown. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, very smart with some shelfwear and very slight sunning to the margins of the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and clean. Bookplate to the front pastedown,although the name has been rubbed out. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Lark Rise

      London: Oxford University Press,, 1939. Octavo. Original tan metallic cloth, spine lettered gilt on burgundy, top edge yellow. With the dust jacket illustrated by Lynton Lamb. Black and white illustrations by Lynton Lamb in the text. Spine gently rolled, head of spine slightly frayed; an excellent copy in the price-clipped jacket with toned spine, some loss to spine ends and foot of front panel, short closed tear to foot of front panel and head of rear panel, and nicks to extremities. First edition, first impression of the first and key volume in Thompson's quintessentially English memoirs of her Oxfordshire childhood, which was adapted for the popular BBC drama "Lark Rise to Candleford", running from 2008 to 2011.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      William Morrow and Company, New York 1939 - Octavo, cloth. A Perry Mason mystery novel. A near fine copy, lower corners gently bumped in a very good dust jacket, shelf wear to corners with some minor loss, shelf wear to spine ends with some minor loss, mild rubbing mainly to folds and spine ends, lightening to red titles on spine panel. (10051) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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      1939. CHRISTIE, Agatha. TEN LITTLE NIGGERS. London: The Crime Club, [1939]. Small 8vo., cloth in dust jacket. First English Edition. Undoubtedly Christie's most politically-incorrect title by today's standards. The title was changed to "Ten Little Indians" when the book was published in America and the design of the dust jacket was also changed. The title was again changed to "And Then There Were None" for the 1945 movie version, which is probably the best film adaptation of any Christie novel. Very Good (minor soil covers); in an attrractive dust jacket that has some professional resotration, particularly to several former chips and to the spine ends. Enclosed in a custom-designed clam-shell box depicting a Negro baby on the front cover. An attractive copy of a scarce title. $9000.00.

      [Bookseller: Antic Hay Books]
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        DOUBLE DEATH. A Detective Story

      London: Victor Gollancz. 1939. First edition, first printing. Original black cloth with orange titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. With two maps of the scene of the crime. A very good copy, the binding a little rubbed and bumped to the extremities. The contents are clean throughout, with a previous owner?'s name to the front free endpaper and some spotting of the text block edge, visible when the book is closed. Complete with the very good rubbed, nicked and darkened dustwrapper which has small chips at the spine tips. Correctly priced 7/6net to the spine. Rare in dustwrapper.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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        The Mechanism of nuclear fission" (Bohr and Wheeler) AND "On continued gravitational contraction" (Oppenheimer and Snyder) in Physical Review, September 1, 1939, Vol. 56, 5, pp. 426-50; pp. 455-59

      - FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS OF TWO SEMINAL PAPERS IN THE HISTORY OF PHYSICS. Bohr and Wheeler's "The mechanism of nuclear fission" is the first fully worked out theory of nuclear fission and it laid the groundwork for atomic and hydrogen bombs. "The paper is a masterpiece of clear thinking and lucid writing. It reveals, at the center of the mystery of fission, a tiny world where everything can be calculated and everything understood. The tiny world is a nucleus of uranium 236, formed when a neutron is freshly captured by a nucleus of uranium 235. The uranium 236 nucleus sits precisely on the border between classical and quantum physics." By studying this process in detail, they show how the complementary views provided by classical and quantum pictures are both essential to the understanding of nature. Without the combined power of classical and quantum concepts, the intricacies of the fission process could never have been understood. Bohr's notion of complementarity is triumphantly vindicated" (Barrow, Science and Ultimate Reality, xvii). ALSO included: OPPENHEIMER & SNYDER'S "On continued gravitational contraction" constitutes the very first theoretical prediction of a singularity when a sufficiently large neutron star collapses. This phenomenon was later to be coined as a black hole. "Had J. Robert Oppenheimer not led the US effort to build the atomic bomb, he might still have been remembered for figuring out how a black hole could form" (American Physical Society). This paper has been described as the forgotten birth of black holes. CONDITION & DETAILS: Lancaster: American Institute of Physics, 1939. Royal 8vo. (10.5 x 8 inches); 267 x 203 mm. Original wraps. Some toning and scuffing around the edges, a bit of spotting front and rear. Tightly and very solidly bound. Bright and very clean within. More photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
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        Fu Jen Catholic University of Peking. 1939 Annual. Fujen

      Fu Jen Catholic University of Peking, 1939 - Text in CHINESE language. Quarto, 27*20cm. Unpaginated. 250 pages (175 full-page photos). An extremely rare album that chronicles the development of a prestigious catholic university in old China. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chinese Art Books]
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        Stufenpyramide des Pharao Djoser in Sakkara.

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

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        Navajo Medicine Man: Sandpaintings and Legends of Miguelito from the John Frederick Huckel Collections

      New York: J. J. Augustin, 1939. 1st. Hardcover. 4to. xvi, 83 pp. Frontispiece, 24 color silk-screen printed plates, portrait etching of the artist Miguelito by H. F. Kraus, numerous text illustrations. Half brown morocco over brown cloth boards, gilt design to front cover; housed in uncommon publisher's slipcase with printed labels to front cover & spine. A near fine copy (light wear to extremities; slight darkening to spine; faint circular mark to front board. Slipcase is somewhat worn. The striking plates are printed on imported handmade Japanese paper and depict detailed reproductions of the sandpaintings by Miguelito. These sandpaintings accompany his chants, including Bead Chant and Shooting Chant, two of the most important Navajo rites. Also includes a thorough description and explanation of these rites and the legends associated with them. Next day shipping. Celebrating our 17th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Carpe Diem Fine Books]
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      Random House. Very Good- in Good dust jacket;. 1939. First Edition, Second Printing. Hardcover. Yellow cloth cover with red printed title has wear to corners and caps, otherwise very good. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Pages clean with light signs of handling. Dust jacket has publisher's price of $2.00 and list only 2 previous titles: "Mulberry Street" and "The 500 Hats". DJ is tattered at edges and split along creases and is protected by a clear Brodart cover. .

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
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        The Grapes of Wrath

      New York: Viking Press, 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/Very Good +.

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        The Friendly Story Book

      Canada - James and Jonathan, 1939 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A very scarce copy of The Friendly Story Book An Alderman Book by Anonymous With '32 Easy to read pages and over 100 colour pictures'. An Alderman Book. In original paper wraps. Stories include: Clementine, Holiday, Rainy Picnic Day and A Surprise for the Puppies. Condition: In original paper wraps. Externally, smart but with minor edgewear and slight handling marks. Internally, generally firmly bound. Generally clean throughout but with the odd spot and handling marks and slight marks from printing. With slight chipping in places and the odd slight closed tear. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        XXe SIECLE. No.5/6, FEVRIER-MARS 1939

      Paris: Zwemmer , 1939. Soft Cover. Good+ binding. With original lithograph by Max Ernst, a gravure by J. W. Power, a gravure by Gino Severini, an etching by Marcoussis and a woodcut by Kandinsky. A bit shaken with some loss to the spine.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        Histoire de L'Art:

      Paris - Plon, 1939 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A history of ancient art, coveringEgyptian, Greek and Roman architecture, statues, paintings, freizes and pottery. With numerous black-and-white photographs, plates and illustrations throughout. Jacques lie Faure (April 4, 1873 in Sainte-Foy-la-Grande, France October 29, 1937 in Paris) was a French art historian and essayist. One volume of four, complete in itself. Will Durant included Faure's 4-volume History of Art on his list of 100 Best Books for an Education. Condition: In a half-morocco binding with marbled boards. Externally smart, with some slight rubbing. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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        Japanese Wood-Block Printing

      Tokyo, Japan: The Sanseido Company Ltd., 1939. First English language edition. Printed in Japan at the Sanseido Press. 10.25 x 7.5 inches. Iridescent tan cloth binding, with a crisp, red-stamped emblem to the front board and with red-stamped lettering to the spine. Generally unbumped spine head and tail and with fairly sharp corners, although a trivial bump to the front upper corner. With ix and 136 numbered pages. The appendix consists of a highly useful and informative list of the author's prints with special features and the number of blocks and impressions used. The book with 26 figures, most in B&W. With 13 plates, as called for in the list of plates. Six of the plates are in color and seven in B&W. The frontispiece is a tipped-in color print by Yoshida, "Cherry and Castle," titled and signed by him in pencil in the bottom margin and with an unwrinkled tissue guard. Color Plates IV and V of "A Junk" titled and signed by him in pencil in the bottom margin. Two small anad unobtrusive bookplates to the front pastedown. To the rear pastedown is an equally small and unobtrusive sticker from the publisher/distributor in Japanese. Else an exceptionally clean copy, inside and out. The DJ is not clipped but is rubbed and has chipping at the corners and has been crudely repaired along the spine. DJ in a new, clear Mylar over-wrapper. A Very Good copy in a Fair Only DJ. Scarce in any condition. Hiroshi Yoshida [1876-1950] is a highly regarded Japanese artist who specialized in wood-block printing and in painting. Born into the Meiji Era, he mastered the intricate art of the ukiyo-e print, and reinterpreted the form for the 20th century. "He is regarded as one of the greatest artists of the shin-hanga style, and is noted especially for his excellent landscape prints. Yoshida travelled widely, and was particularly known for his images of non-Japanese subjects done in traditional Japanese wood-block style, including the Taj Mahal, the Swiss Alps, the Grand Canyon, and other National Parks in the USA.". Signed by Author and Illustrator. First Edition Thus. Cloth. Very Good/Fair. Illus. by Yoshida, Hiroshi. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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      1939. Eliot, T. S. OLD POSSUM'S BOOK OF PRACTICAL CATS.NY: Harcourt, Brace and Company, c1939. 46pp. printed on orange paper. spine and edges ofboards slightly discolored, else fine bright copyin orange d/w (spine panel slightly darkened,faint signs of darkening) $650.00

      [Bookseller: Columbia Books, Inc. ABAA/ILAB ]
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        The Big Sleep

      Knopf 1939 - A fine first edition in a near fine dust jacket with a few small chips on the front panel and top of spine. First edition stated on the copyright page. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Air France Reseau Aerien Mondial

      Air France.. [ 1939].. Color lithograph pictographic / pictorial map, 25 x 39 1/2 inches, professionally mounted on linen. Many tack holes in corners, pinhole at centre of three edges, now infilled; five inch tear into left edge of poster scarcely noticeable. Image is bright and clean. Printed in bright colors enhanced with gilt, this map features sea monsters, sailing ships and planes decorating the various bodies of water, along with landscapes, wildlife and people found around the world. Shows Air France routes Now in Service, Proposed Service, and Service Temporarily Discontinued. Printed at lower right corner: 291 C6 AF -Printed in France - Perceval Paris. Lucien Boucher designed an outstanding series of decorative map posters for Air France from the 1930s to the 1950s. The Smithsonian Natioanl Air and Space Museum dates this map to 1939. .

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      New York: Viking Press. 1939. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+ in boards. 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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        Double Death. A Murder Story

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1939. Supervised and with a Preface and Prologue by John Chancellor. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in red. With the dust jacket. Some foxing to edges; an excellent copy in the jacket that has a sunned spine. First edition, third impression (three months after the first). A collaborative detective story, written with members of the Detection Club, which was formed in 1930 by a group of British mystery writers. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket, the front pastedown and the title page.

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      The Johnson Publishing Company, New York 1939 - INSCRIBED BY CHARLES SMITH at the rear colophon (which includes artist's biography). A handsome copy to boot of the 1939 1st edition. Bright and VG+ in its gray cloth. Octavo, includes the 6 original abstract color woodblocks. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: APPLEDORE BOOKS, ABAA]
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        1930s Welding / Ship Construction Archive of Galen H. Moore, Jr. [The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers Interest]

      1939. 1st Edition. Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Good. (Nautical) Personal archive of engineering and ship construction imprints belonging to Galen Hodges Moore, Jr., a former draftsman with Newport News Shipbuilding. Contents of this collection are comprised of stapled booklets [self-wraps, or no wraps] all measuring approximately 11 x 8 inches. Many pieces deal with or reference welding. Considerable toning and edge wear. Some foxing and chipping. Occasional damp-staining. PO name and some marginalia on most pieces. Condition of items ranges from Very Good to Fair. Contents include: “The Scientific Application of Welding to Ship Construction” by James W. Owens with Discussions; bulletins of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers ranging from June, 1932 to October, 1936 [No. 22, 24, 27, 34, 45]; ten issues of “The Welder’s Stabilizer” [Volume 4, No. 8 , 9, 10â€?"Volume 5, No. 1, 2, 3, 5â€?"Volume 6, No. 1, 2, 3]; and 65 advance copies of papers to be read at meetings of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, ranging from 1928-1939. 36th General Meeting â€?" Nov. 15 & 16, 1928 No. 1 â€?" The Scientific Application of Welding to Ship Construction by James W. Owens 39th General Meeting â€?" Nov. 19 & 20, 1931 No. 4 â€?" Notes on the Development of Certain Materials Used in Ships of the U.S. Navy by Rear Admiral George H. Rock No. 5 â€?" New Structure and Decorative Materials as Applied to Shipbuilding by William E. Blewett, Jr. No. 6 â€?" Some Recent Developments in the Shipbuilding Art in America by John B. Woodward, Jr. No. 14 â€?" Arc Welding in Shipbuilding by H. W. Pierce General Meeting â€?" Nov. 17 & 18, 1932 No. 5 â€?" Welding Longitudinal Seams of Shell Plating by Leon C. Bibber No. 6 â€?" Education of Naval Constructors and Naval Architects by Rear Admiral George H. Rock No. 8 â€?" Raising the S.S. “Segovia” by Harold F. Norton No. 9 â€?" Structural Hazards on Shipboard by Samuel D. McComb No. 10 â€?" Resistance of Flat Surfaces Moving through a Fluid by Karl E. Schoenherr No. 11 â€?" Elastic Characteristics of a Naval Tank Vessel by Lieutenant Wendell P. Roop No. 14 â€?" Performance of Standard Oil Tankers by Robert L. Hague No. 15 â€?" Modern Power Plant Practice and Its Application to Marine Work by R. C. Roe General Meeting â€?" Nov. 16 & 17, 1933 No. 1 â€?" Theory of Elasticity, Solution of Problems by Trial by L. W. Ferris No. 2 â€?" Some Notes on Defects and Fractures by William Bennett No. 6 â€?" Cargo Handling and Stowage by H. E. Stocker No. 9 â€?" Notes on S.S. “Manhattan,” with Some General Comment on North Atlantic Liners by Ernest H. Rigg General Meeting â€?" Nov. 15 & 16, 1934 No. 2 â€?" Ship Structural Design by Edward F. Spanner [2 copies] No. 4 â€?" Recent Developments in Propeller Design by Karl E. Schoenherr No. 7 â€?" Ventilation of Ships by John F. Nichols [2 copies] No. 8 â€?" Some Examples of Arc Welded Ship Construction by David Arnott No. 9 â€?" The Battle Cruiser by Commander H. E. Rossell No. 10 â€?" Marine and Naval Boilers by Captain C. A. Jones and Lieutenant Commander Thorvald A. Solberg No. 12 â€?" Safety in the Design of Small Tankers by Martin G. Kindlund [2 copies] General Meeting â€?" May 28, 1935 No. 1 â€?" Yacht Measurement: Origin and Development by W. P. Stephens No. 2 â€?" The “America’s” Cup Defenders by C. P. Burgess General Meeting â€?" Nov. 14 & 15, 1935 No. 1 â€?" Engineering Education in England and Germany by Lieutenant R. D. Conrad No. 2- Determining Anchor Holding Power from Model Tests by Lieutenant William H. Leahy and Lieutenant James M. Farrin, Jr. No. 3 - Strength of Plating in Compression by Commander H. E. Rossell No. 4 â€?" Form Resistance Experiments by Captain E. F. Eggert No. 6 â€?" Methods Used in Producing Marine Gearing by W. E. Sykes No. 7 â€?" Control of Superheat by Thomas B. Stillman No. 8 â€?" High Steam Pressure and Superheat Aboard Ship by Charles P. Wetherbee No. 9 â€?" Measuring Vibrations in Ships’ Propeller Shafting by Dr. W. J. Muller No. 10 â€?" Propeller Vibration by Frank M. Lewis No. 11 â€?" New Studies of Ship Motion by P. R. Bassett and F. P. Hodgkinson International Meeting â€?" Sept. 14-19, 1936 No. 1 â€?" Safety at Sea by J. Montgomerie No. 2 â€?" Fire in Passenger Spaces by E. Leslie Champness No. 4 â€?" Some Observations on the Actual Application of the Safety and Loadline Convention Rules by Sozo Ikushima No. 5 â€?" Safety at Sea by Rear Admiral John G. Tawresey No. 6 â€?" Some Particulars Concerning the Design of the “Normandie” and the Elimination of Vibration by F. Coqueret No. 7 â€?" Modern Atlantic Liners by Ernest H. Rigg No. 8 â€?" Rolling of the S.S. “Conte de Savoia” in Tank Experiments and at Sea by Dr. Ing. R. de Santis and Dr. Ing. M. Russo No. 9 â€?" A Study of Ship Performance in Smooth and Rough Water by Dr. Ing. Gunther Kempf No. 10 â€?" Power, Speed, Economy and Seaworthiness of Medium-sized Fast Liners by Dr. Ing. E. Foerster General Meeting â€?" Nov. 19 & 20, 1936 No. 1 â€?" Some Experimental Studies of the Sailing Yacht by Kenneth S. M. Davidson No. 2 â€?" Features of Practice Affecting Design with Special Reference to Ship Structure by Lieutenant Commander W. P. Roop No. 3 â€?" Modern River Towboats by James S. Brodie No. 4 â€?" Oil Tankers by John W. Hudson No. 5 â€?" Further Developments in the Stability and Rolling of Ships by J. C. Niedermair No. 6 â€?" Velox Steam Generator for Merchant and Naval Vessels by Dr. Adolphe Meyer No. 7 â€?" Heat Insulation by Captain Ormond L. Cox No. 8 â€?" Arc Welding Piping in Central Station Steam Plants by C. F. Hirshfeld and D. H. Corey No. 9 â€?" Propeller Vibration by Frank M. Lewis General Meeting â€?" Nov. 16 & 17, 1939 No. 1 â€?" Ship Plating Under Compression and Hydrostatic Pressure by Henry W. Bengston No. 2 â€?" Graphical Analysis of Pipe Stresses by Oscar J. Baggerud and Karl W. Jernstrom No. 3 â€?" Modern Tanker Design by N. J. Pluymert No. 4 â€?" Geared Diesel Marine Application by Lieutenant Commander W. D. Leggett, Jr. No. 5 â€?" Ship Ratproofing by P. W. Clark No. 6 â€?" Important Considerations in the Use of High Tensile Steel Rivets in Shipbuilding by Rear Admiral W. G. DuBose No. 7 â€?" Further Form Resistance Experiments by Captain E. F. Eggert No. 9 â€?" American Superlinersâ€?"They Will Pay! By George C. Gaede Due to weight, extra shipping may be necessary. Must ship Priority for International orders.

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        Abraham Lincoln. The War Years

      New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company,, 1939. 4 volumes, octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt, "Your Obt. Servt. ALincoln" blocked to front boards in blind, fore edges untrimmed, black and yellow endbands. Housed in a custom slipcase and blue half morocco fall-down-back box with gilt lettering. 414 half-tone plates, 249 cuts of cartoons, letters and documents to the text. Extremities lightly scuffed, scattered pale marking to boards, cloth fraying slightly at spines of Vols. I & IV, spine of Vol. II a touch pulled, small faint stain to Vol. I pp. 611-60. A very good set with the text and plates in excellent condition. First edition, first printing of the Pulitzer Prize-winning work (after the printing of 525 deluxe copies). Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half-title: "John Steinbeck / as between two soldiers, citizens and fellow strugglers / - with affection good wishes / Carl Sandburg / Los Gatos / 1940". With Steinbeck's embossed library stamp to the front free endpaper and title page of each volume. The Los Gatos home of author Charles Erskine Scott Wood and poet Sara Bard Field became a sort of literary salon frequented by such luminaries as Steinbeck, Sandburg and Ansel Adams. The present volume completes the account of Lincoln's life that began with The Prairie Years, published in 1929.

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        Laddie's Way. The Adventures Of A Fox-Terrier

      RTS Lutterworth Press, 1939, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fair Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First EditionFirst edition & printing. Library stamps/labels. Edges tanned. Inside has some foxing and soiling. Green cloth. No dust jacket. Illustrated by C Ambler. Hardback. Main language English. No ISBN shown. Weight 452g. Offers always considered - please contact us. fiction

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        Uncle Fred in the Springtime

      UK: Herbert Jenkins, 1939. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine. Uncle Fred in the Springtime by PG Wodehouse First Edition Herbert Jenkins 1939. Small, neat 'Christmas 1939' inscription on fep. No foxing, covers VG. In a near fine dust jacket, bright and vibrant and correctly priced 7/6.

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        The Outsider and Others

      Arkham House 1939 - Near fine first edition in a very good dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. The first publication from Arkham House and first collection of Lovecraft's stories, published posthumously, which would go on to not only to have an enormous influence on horror fiction, but on film and music as well. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Negroes in a San Francisco Restaurant

      San Francisco, Calif.?, 1939. Watercolor. Signed Gates and dated '39 lower left. 28.5 x 23.5 cm. Matted. See Hughes, Artists in California II, p. 231 Provenance: Millard Sheets.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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      Coward-McCann,, New York 1939 - [Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings] Flexner, Marion W. DRINA ENGLAND'S YOUNG VICTORIA. New York: Coward-McCann, 1939. First edition, first printing. 8vo., Dark blue cloth stamped white at the spine & front cover. The original, first printing dustwrapper is clipped. This book is interestingly inscribed, signed, & dated in the year of publication in black fountain pen on the blue front free endpaper by the author for Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings: To / Marjorie Rawlings not that my signature will "better nobody nothing;" but with the hope (as Vicky would express it) that she would find the book amusing / Marion W. Flexner / 7 October, 1939". 8vo., 277pp. Frontis. plus 15 b&w plates. Very scarce title. An essentially fine copy in a lightly used, very good or better dustwrapper with a few tiny chips at the extremities. This book is unaccountably very scarce with no other copy in wrapper online to our knowledge. A lovely Association Copy from one of America's leading author's library. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Els Goigs. Imatgeria Popular Catalana.

      Orbis, Barcelona 1939 - Portadas decoradas e iluminadas a mano. VII- 350 y 227 págs. todas ilustradas, más numerosos encartes ilustrados y doblados. Edición única de 500 ejs. Impresos sobre muy buen papel de hilo de fabricación especial para esta edición. Encuadernación original en arpillera color piedra, lomera titulada. =Magna obra, nunca superada. =Muy bella. =En perfecto estado de conservación. Size: 2 Vols. En Gran Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gone with the Wind (Set of 34 oversize double weight photographs from the 1939 film)

      Los Angeles: David O. Selznick Productions, 1939. Set of 34 oversize (12 x 15 inch) vintage double weight photographs from the 1939 film. Each photograph has the original mimeo snipe affixed to the verso, and with the Selznick "S.I.P." code at the bottom right. An extraordinary set of original images, in a very unusual size format, whose size reflect as much as anything we've seen the singular grandeur of the Selznick approach not only to making and promoting a film, but also to documenting it. One photograph with a chip at the corner (only the margin affected), all others about Very Good plus or better, with occasional creasing at the corners. In a new, supplied three-quarter leather cloth clip binder. Complete collation available on request.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Grudge Mountain

      New York: Harper and Brothers. 1939. First. First edition. A little foxing to the endpapers, and slight sunning to the boards, near fine in near fine dustwrapper with tiny nicks at the foot. The author's own copy, with his Riverside Drive, New York address stamped on the front fly. A mystery surrounding a strange mountain, solved in part through the intervention of the protagonist's dog. Very uncommon in jacket. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Dein KdF-Wagen.

      Berlin, Verlag der Deutschen Arbeitsfront, ohne Jahr (1939).. Ca. 29,7 x 21,2 cm. 31 (1) Seiten, mit zahlreichen Abbildungen. Farbig illustrierter Original-Karton.. Verantwortlich für den Inhalt: Eberhard Moes. Beiliegend: 1. KdF-Wagen-Sparkarte (Anschlußkarte). Mit 10 eingeklebten Marken. 2. Drei Bestätigungen für abgelieferte Sparkarten im Wert von jeweils 250 RM. 3. Schreiben der Deutschen Arbeitsfront vom 28.3.39 über den Empfang von drei Sparkarten. Bemerkenswert wohlerhalten, mit den seltenen Beilagen!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Rainer Schlicht]
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        Navajo Medicine Man: Sandpaintings and Legends of Miguelito from the John Frederick Huckel Collections

      New York: J. J. Augustin, 1939. 1st. Hardcover. 4to. xvi, 83 pp. Frontispiece, 24 color silk-screen printed plates, portrait etching of the artist Miguelito by H. F. Kraus, numerous text illustrations. Half brown morocco over brown cloth boards, gilt design to front cover; housed in uncommon publisher's slipcase with printed labels to front cover & spine. A near fine copy (light wear to extremities; slight darkening to spine; faint circular mark to front board. Slipcase is somewhat worn. The striking plates are printed on imported handmade Japanese paper and depict detailed reproductions of the sandpaintings by Miguelito. These sandpaintings accompany his chants, including Bead Chant and Shooting Chant, two of the most important Navajo rites. Also includes a thorough description and explanation of these rites and the legends associated with them. Next day shipping. Celebrating our 17th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Carpe Diem Fine Books]
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        Gone With The Wind

      Macmillan & Co Ltd, London - UK 1939 - The most popular novel ever, Gone With The Wind, was written as a part-time hobby by a tiny, bored American Housewife who never dreamed it might be published. Bit by bit, over 10 years, she scribbled thousands of barely-decipherable pages that were jumbled up in dirty envelopes and stacked all over her flat, even under the bed. Often she gave up writing for months at a time, plagued by an inferiority complex, convinced the book was terrible, and had to be goaded by her husband to get back to work. Her passionate American Civil War love story of Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler was based on her own disastrous first marriage to a violent, drunken but exiting scoundrel on whom she based the character of Rhett. And when the book finally brought her overnight fame and millions of dollars, the sudden overwhelming success destroyed her peace of mind and creativity. She never wrote another book. ~ CONDITION & DESCRIPTION: This is the rare original dustjacket that states to the inner front prelim: 1037 pages - 10s. 6d. net. Overall condition is good. Has a few small chips to top and bottom of the spine and corners, with few small closed edge tears and creasing to the extremities. Housed in a removable protective archival sleeve for protection. Boards are green cloth with brown lettering to the spine. Colour has faded unevenly to the top and bottom of the spine, otherwise a nice clean condition. Tightly bound to the inner page block. 1037 pages. Light browning throughout, otherwise pages are clean and all pages are tightly bound. - BONUS ITEM: Photocopy of a newspaper clipping which tells Margaret Mitchell¿s real-life story. The character that Rhett was based on was that of her first husband ¿Red Upshaw¿. In 1949 she read a newspaper clipping reporting Red¿s suicide. At 47, he had jumped from the fifth floor of a sleazy hotel. Tragically, she herself had only seven months to live. ¿I¿m going to die in a car crash¿ she said. ¿I feel very certain of this¿. And so she did, knocked down in the street by a speeding driver. The love story was ended. - Very sad real-life story, behind that of ¿Gone With The Wind!¿¿ - Great addition for any Margaret Mitchell Collector. Small image laid in of Margaret Mitchell, lying in the street after being knocked down. - E N D - POSTAGE OPTIONS: Our orders are shipped within 1 or 2 business days.Thanks for your interest and I hope you like the book enough to buy it. - Regards from Arabella. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arabella's Beautiful Books]
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        La Baie des trépassés

      Paris, 1939. Original color aquatint. Intaglio print. 60.8 x 45 cm. Edition of 175. Signed and dated in the plate. Printed on Montval paper. Chapon/Rouault, 287. Wofsy, 286.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        The Negro Family in the United States

      University of Illinois Press, Chicago 1939 - First edition. Fine in a very attractive, very good dustwrapper with several small chips and tears. A groundbreaking sociological study that drew heavily on history, sociology, social psychology, and Afro-American studies and countered the dominant scientific racists of the day to explain black poverty in sociological terms. An important title and winner of the Ansfield Award, it was abridged in 1948, and also reprinted in 2001. Seldom found in jacket. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Viagem. Poesia 1929-1937 Premio de Poesia da Academia Brasileira de Letras em 1938.

      Lisboa: Editorial Imperio. First Edition.. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Inscribed by the author.. First Edition. Lisboa, Editorial Imperio, 1939. 18.7cm x 12.2cm. 199 pages. Original softcover in protective Mylar. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Inscribed by the author. Edicoes Ocidente. Includes for example the following chapters: Estrela/ Grilo/ Campo/ Destino/ Assovio/ Personagem/ Cantiga/ Desenho/ Vento/ Miseria etc.

      [Bookseller: The Time Traveller's Bookshop]
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        Death to the Spy.

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1939 - Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in red. With the dust jacket. A superb copy in the jacket with sunned spine. First edition, first impression of this spy thriller. From the publisher's archive with their stamp to the title page. Uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Time: The Weekly Newsmagazine. vols. 33-46 (1939-1945)

      NY: Time Inc., etc. 1939-1945 - volumes 33-46 (1939-1945) , an uninterrupted run covering World War Two; mostly bound, various library stamps and other ownership markings, some covers have ownership perforations and mailing labels! In all, a good set lacking approximately seven covers. Some bindings require repair or replacement. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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        The Cosmological Eye

      Norfolk, Connecticut: New Directions. (1939). First. 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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Idea Of A Christian Society

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

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster - ABA ILAB & ibooknet]
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      London: Ward, Lock & Co., Ltd., [1939]. - First U. K. edition. Light offsetting to the front and rear fly leafs, else a near fdine copy in dust jacket with light professional restoration to the spine ends and corners. A man claimed that with his artifical ear-drums he could detect sounds that others could not hear. This acute listening would allow him to manipulate any combination lock and open any safe. Was he the one that opened Mrs. King's safe and stole all of her precious diamonds and jewels? Sharp copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        La Fiesta del Hierro.

      1939 - Drama en cuatro actos. Marzo 1939. Documento mecanográfico con correcciones manuscritas. Obra estrenada por el Teatro de Pueblo el 18 de Julio de 1940. En formato impreso la primera edición data del año 1940. En el documente se observan errores ortográficos y gramaticales atribuibles al autor. Las correcciones posiblemente sean de Leónidas Barletta. Esta es una de las obras de teatro mas importantes de Roberto Arlt. La obra se encuentre en buen estado, legible y sin roturas. 44 hojas. Procedencia: Ex-archivo Leónidas Barletta. El 16 de julio de 1940, dos días antes del estreno Arlt escribía en El Mundo: "El mérito de mi nueva farsa dramática consiste en que aunque estuviera mejor o peor escrita, no por ello dejaría de cumplir con la estricta obligación de la obra teatral: 1)Fijar con rapidez la atención del espectador en una situación a venir provocada por los personajes. 2)Suscitar un creciente movimiento de curiosidad en su intelecto ante las posibles derivaciones de la intriga. 3)Emocionarle por el destino que acecha a los protagonistas (.) Comienza en la mañana de un día y termina en el anochecer del que le sigue. Entre este paréntesis de algunas horas, treinta personajes hilan la trama de la red y se quiebran espantosamente la cabeza". [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cabalgando en un Silbido]
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