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        La dame ovale.

      - Paris, GLM, 1939. In-8, broché (dos passé). Sept illustrations par Max Ernst. Edition originale, un des 500 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin blanc. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. * Langue : Français

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        The Dandy Monster Comic 1939

      UK: DC Thomson, 1939. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Dudley D Watkins. The Dandy Monster Comic 1939 Annual DC Thomson. No loose or damaged pages, binding square and tight. No scribbles or colouring in. Neat ownership name on 'belongs to', covers bright and vibrant. All original.

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        Some Buried Caesar: A Nero Wolfe Mystery

      Farrar & Rinehart 1939 - INSCRIBED First edition. HC, no Dustjacket. Comes in custom made slipcover. Author's inscription on first free end page: " Jan. 14, 1939. To Betty With Love--Rex". Book: very good. Darkening on spine. Minor signs of wear and handling on boards and corners. Green cloth-covered boards with colophon present on copyright page, also has the paste-on mentioning a condensed version in The American Magazine. Interior is clean and tight. A great, solid copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Jewish Social Studies: A Quarterly Journal Devoted to Contemporary and Historical Aspects of Jewish Life (CONVOLUTE of 35 years/ vols./ KONVOLUT aus 35 Bänden) - Vol. 1 (1939) - Vol. 35 (1973).

      Edited for the Conference on Jewish Relations; 1939 - 1973.. je Jahrgang/ Band besteht aus 4 Heften; each year contains 4 vols. Gebundene Ausgabe. Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; Der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 35 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; ENGLISCH! Das Bild zeigt nur einen Teil der hier angebotenen 35 Bände!

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros - Versandantiquariat]
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        L'atlantide ( Limited Numbered Edition, Copy # 158 )

      Paris - Buenos Aires: L'edition D'art H. Plazza, 1939. 280 pages, 20 chapters, notes. Limited numbered edition, copy 158. Strong very good interior, still crisp, like original condition. Gold gilded top edge of the content, handcut side and bottom edges. Marbeled end papers. 1/4 genuine brown leather bound volume, corners of boards are leathered, marbeled boards. Four raised rings on the spine, red, gold, brown decorative pattern. Golden tiling. One very minor skratch on the front board and two tiny ones on the back board. Not big enough to degrade condition of the book. ---- this copy is perfect example of fine book binding, collectible quality conndition. Excellent gift idea.. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Leon Carre ( Illustrations En Couleurs ). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Octavo.

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        The Dragon's Teeth. A problem in deduction.

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1939 - Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in red. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the jacket with a sunned spine. First UK edition, first impression of this mystery novel featuring Ellery Queen. First published in the US earlier the same year, and reissued in 1954 under the title The Virgin Heiresses. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the title page.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        ROGUE MALE

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1939., 1939. First U.S. edition. Fine, tight, clean copy in an especially bright dust jacket with just a trace of rubbing at the extremities. A thriller in which the hero attempts to assassinate an unnamed European dictator followed by his tortured beatings by the Gestapo-like interrogators.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        The Ninth Queen's Royal Lancers 1715-1936

      Aldershot: Gale and Polden, first edition , 1939. xxiii and 439 pages. 47 plates (10 colour), 16 maps. 4to. A fine copy in the publisher's special half black calf gilt for suscribers to the history. Splendid binding but the text and illustrations are the same as in the trade edition.

      [Bookseller: Victor Sutcliffe]
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        [Mimeograph magazine]: Flux. Fall, 1939

      Norman, Oklahoma: Flux. 1939. First. Vol. 1, No. 3. Small quarto. 32 leaves mimeographed rectos only. Cheap paper pages toned, tiny tears, else near fine in wrappers illustrated by Ira Eppler. Self-consciously avante-garde literary journal, with surprisingly interesting stories and poems. This issue dedicated to Thomas Wolfe who died in 1938. Contributors are Collins, Aaron Baker, Hansford Martin, and Nancy Royal. Collins went on to become a pioneer of the advertising industry. OCLC locates no copies of this presumably short-lived magazine. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Die Naturwissenschaften. Wochenschrift für die Fortschritte der reinen und der angewandten Naturwissenschaften. - [27. Jahrgang in einem Band].

      Springer, Berlin 1939 - xvi Seiten (Inhaltsverzeichnis), 862 Seiten. HLnbd. mit Papierrückenschild, Buntpapierdeckel, farbiger Kopfschnitt, 26 cm. Mit Beiträgen u.a. von Otto Hahn und Fritz Strassmann (Über den Nachweis und das Verhalten der bei der Bestrahlung des Urans mittels Neutronen entstandenen Erdalkalimetalle; Nachweis der Entstehung aktiver Bariumisotope aus Uran und Thorium durch Neutronenbestrahlung, Nachweis weiterer Bruchstücke bei der Uranspaltung, Über die Bruchstücke beim Zerplatzen des Urans; Zur Frage nach der Existenz der "Trans-Urane". Endgültige Streichung von Eka-Platin und Eka-Iridium;.). - Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen. - Einband etwas berieben und gering bestoßen, Schnitt etwas fleckig. Vorsatzgelenke gebrochen, Bindung jedoch stabil. Inhaltsverzeichnis in falscher Reihenfolge, sonst und insgesamt gutes Exemplar. 2100 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Tautenhahn]
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        The Hand of Kornelius Voyt

      Hamish Hamilton, London,, 1939. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in red. With the pictorial dust jacket by Abbey. An exceptional copy in the nicked and very lightly creased dust jacket. First edition, first impression. A very attractive and exceedingly scarce book.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Web and the Rock

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1939. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Advance promotional galleys. Galley sheets bound in pad form, glued at top edge with glossy cover reproducing the spine and front panel of the completed dust jacket, with the statement across the bottom: 'A limited number of the following excerpts from the galleys of The Web and the Rock have been specially prepared for the trade. (Privately printed and not for sale.)' See Johnston A7.1.a (note). One shallow chip along right-hand edge, a few tiny edgetears, otherwise a sound, near fine copy. Scarce.

      [Bookseller: Robert Dagg Rare Books]
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        Deutsche Baumeister; Mit zahlreichen Bildtafeln,

      Leipzig; Paul List Verlag;, 1939 - 314 S.; 13,0x20,5 cm Gut erhaltenes Buch, Original Schutzumschlag dieser jedoch mit kleinen Mängeln !, Seiten alters- und papierbedingt etwas gebräunt, K17194 Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 600 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Buchhandel Daniel Viertel]
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        THE PRIVATE JOURNAL OF GEORGE WHITWELL PARSONS

      Arizona Statewide Archival and Records Project, 1939., 1939. First edition. Quarto. Stiff printed wrappers, vi [1], 333 pp., preface, appendix. All pages photolithographed. Prepared by Arizona Statewide Archival and Records Project Division of Professional and Service Projects, Works Projects Administration. This journal begins April 27, 1879, and ends June 27, 1882. Six Guns 1689 says "Rare." "Gives some interesting daily history of Tombstone. The author, very partial to the Earps, tells about the killing of Morgan Earp and Frank Stillwell, as well as many of the troubles the Earps had, including the O K Corral battle." The author said that his version would appear to be in accordance with the facts, being a daily record of events, and he believed, the only record claimed of such a nature in existence. Re-enforced along the fore-edge of the front panel and a few preliminary pages, moderate vertical creases to the front panel, else a very good, tight copy of an extremely difficult title. Housed in a quarter leather and cloth folding case with raised bands and gold stamping on spine. SIX GUNS 1689 "RARE."

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        Canadian War Orders and Regulations 1942-1943-1944. Wartimes prices and Trade Board

      - Ottawa, Edmond Cloutier, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majeaty, 1- 1939-1942 Office Consolidation Board Orders nos. 1 to 223, 1943, 212 p. 2- Office Consolidation, volume II, Board Orders nos. 224 to 290 inclusive, January 1943 to June 1943, 1943, 183 p. 3- Office Consolidation, volume III, Boards Orders nos. 291 to 355 inclusive, July 1943 to December 1943, 1944, 193p. 4- Office Consolidation, volume IV, Board orders nos. 356 to 413 inclusive, January 1944 to June 1944, 1944, 92 p. 5- Office Consolidation, Administrators' Orders nos. A-1 to A-538, to December 31, 1942, 1943, 661 p. 6- Office Consolidation, volume II, Administrators' Orders nos. A-539 to A-794 inclusive, Junuary 1943 to June 1943, 1943, 480 p. 7- Office Consolidation, volume III, Administrators' Orders nos. A-795 to A-1055 inclusive, June, 1943 to December, 1943, 1944, 524 p. 8- Office Consolidation, volume IV, Administrators' Orders nos. A-1056 to A-1271 inclusive, January, 1944, to June, 1944, 1944, 444 p. 9- Wartimes Industries Control Board (Department of Munitions and Supply). A Consolidation as of January 1, 1944, of Orders in Council relating to, and Orders made by The Wartime Industries Control Board and the following controls: Aircraft, Chemical, Coal, Construction, Machine Tools Metals, Motor Vehicle, Oil, Power, Priorities, Rubber, Ship Repairs and Salvage, Steel, Supplies, Timber, Transit, Wood Fuel, 1944, 567 p. 10- Dominion of Canada. Report of the Wartime Prices and trade Board, September 3, 1939, to March 31, 1943, 115 p. Annotations, nom d'un ancien propriétaire, lignes diagonales sur certaines pages, certaines couvertures un peu tachées. Ensemble exceptionnel. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        An Apple a Day: The Story of a Hollywood Doctor

      Hollywood, California: George Palmer Putnam, Inc.. 1939. First. First edition. About fine in very near fine dustwrapper with slight wear at the extremities. Wonderfully Inscribed by the author to Hollywood columnist Jimmy Starr: "To Jimmy Starr - As you may guess the characters in this book are fictitious - except those who like what is said about them. Regards, Howard Wilson Oct. 6 - 1939." Very thinly veiled autobiographical novel: love of a good woman keeps a Hollywood doctor on course. Very scarce in jacket. OCLC locates seven copies, all but two in California. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        WALKER ON PATENTS: DELLER'S EDITION (IN FOUR VOLUMES)

      NEW YORK NY BAKER, VOORHIS AND COMPANY PUB 1937 (1939). - ALL 4 IN VERY GOOD OR BETTER CONDITION. 4 VOLUMES TOTALLING 3806 PAGES WITH 1938 SUPPLEMENTS DATED 1939 IN REAR POCKETS IN ALL 4 VOLUMES LARGE BURGANDY CLOTH BOUND VOLUMES WITH GILT SPINE TITLES AND REAR POCKETS CONTAINING 1938 SUPPLEMENTS. VOLUMES 2 AND 4 HAVE SOME SLIGHT LOSS AT THE TOP OF THEIR SPINES WITH SOME MODEST RUB AND WEAR AT A COUPLE OF THE CORNERS, A SLIGHT DAMP MARK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE TEXT BLOCK NEAR THE SPINE HEEL. AN EXCELLENT SET OF THIS SET OF 4 VERY LARGE BOOKS. Binding is HARDCOVER. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        GAS LIGHT: A VICTORIAN THRILLER IN THREE ACTS

      Constable and Company Ltd. [1939], London - Small octavo, printed wrappers. Text of the play which was later produced as feature films, the first in 1940, then again in 1944 which was directed by George Cukor starring Charles Boyer and Ingrid Bergman. A very good copy in stiff wrappers, previous owner signature in ink to upper corner of front free endpaper, spine color faded with some fade to rear cover. (13579) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Der Erste Großdeutsche Reichskriegertag,

      . München, Raumbild-Verlag Schönstein, 1939, Ganzleineneinband, 71 Seiten, mit farbigen Abbildungen, 75 von 100 Raumbilder, mit Brille, Kö22238, einige Bilder mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren, BILD 36 + 49 beschädigt, Zustand 2 (P61).

      [Bookseller: Helmut Weitze Militärische Antiquitäten ]
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        [Mimeograph magazine]: Flux. Fall, 1939

      Norman, Oklahoma: Flux. 1939. First. Vol. 1, No. 3. Small quarto. 32 leaves mimeographed rectos only. Cheap paper pages toned, tiny tears, else near fine in wrappers illustrated by Ira Eppler. Self-consciously avante-garde literary journal, with surprisingly interesting stories and poems. This issue dedicated to Thomas Wolfe who died in 1938. Contributors are Collins, Aaron Baker, Hansford Martin, and Nancy Royal. Collins went on to become a pioneer of the advertising industry. OCLC locates no copies of this presumably short-lived magazine. .

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        SHAKESPEARE'S BOY ACTORS

      J.M.Dent & Sons.Ltd.London.,1939. First Edition of the author?'s first book.Illustrated with 8 mono plates.Many copies were pulped during the war making this a scarce title.In a letter to a collector written in 1951 Davies reported having no spare copies of this book and that his best guess was that no more than 600 were in existence.Original blue cloth with blind stamped device to upper board,titles to spine gilt,top edge stained blue.With the rare dustjacket.Spine a little dull but an excellent copy in the nicked and mildly tanned dustjacket with a single tiny chip at one corner.:wph.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd

      Pocket Books, New York 1939 - Vintage paperback Pocket 5. A square and solid book with bright, uncreased covers and spine, full laminate, small spine split to lower end, a bit of surface loss and wear to corners and edges. Internally sound, PO name in ink dated April 15, 1939 NYC to front ep. Well preserved example of this desireable Pocket Book, stated first printing from May, 1939. Uncommon. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jim's Books]
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        Some Buried Caesar

      Farrar & Rinehart, New York 1939 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Dekameron. Overs. ved S. Prahl. Med Forord af Paul V. Rubow.

      . Kbhvn. 1939. Illustr. af Arne Ungermann. 717 s. Smukt priv. helskindsbd. Bd. signeret Anker Kyster..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Abstractions

      New York: The Johnson Publishing Company, 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.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        Jewish Social Studies: A Quarterly Journal Devoted to Contemporary and Historical Aspects of Jewish Life (CONVOLUTE of 35 years/ vols./ KONVOLUT aus 35 Bänden) - Vol. 1 (1939) - Vol. 35 (1973).,

      Edited for the Conference on Jewish Relations; 1939 - 1973. - je Jahrgang/ Band besteht aus 4 Heften; each year contains 4 vols. Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel.). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; Der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 35 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; ENGLISCH! Das Bild zeigt nur einen Teil der hier angebotenen 35 Bände! Sprache: en Gewicht in Gramm: 40000

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. und 2 Briefe mit eh. U.

      Beverly Hills und New York, 2. Dezember 1939, 11. Mai 1941 und 6. Mai 1960.. Zusammen 5 SS. 4to und kl.-folio.. An Lotte Leonard in Paris bzw. New York. I. Beverly Hills 1939, nach dem Tod seiner Tochter: "[ ] Von mir ist zu sagen, dass ich gerade jetzt wieder begonnen habe Musik zu machen. Es scheint zu gehen und so werde ich versuchen weiter zu musizieren [ ]". - Mit Trauerrand und -umschlag. II. New York 1941, nach der Ankunft der Adressatin in den USA: "[ ] An das Emergency Rescue Committee habe ich in Ihrem Sinne geschrieben [ ] Ich kann mich allerdings nicht einmal darauf besinnen, ob es das Emergency Rescue Committee oder ein anderes aehnliches war, dem ich Ihretwegen geschrieben habe, weil ich ja ziemlich viel mit diesen Angelegenheiten beschaeftigt war [ ] Ich bin Ihrer Ansicht - dass das beste fuer Sie eine Lehrstelle in einem College waere, und es wuerde mir die groesste Freude machen, Ihnen zur Erlangung einer solchen behilflich zu sein [ ]".

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        Orlando the Marmalade Cat - A Trip Abroad

      London Country Life 1939. 32 pages. Charming colour illustrations. Binding and hinges sound. Unmarked. Average wear. A rare vintage copy. First Edition Hardcover Folio - over 12" - 15" tall; First Edition. Good Hale, Kathleen

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        Verve Revue Artistique et Litteraire No 4 [1939]

      E Teriade . In pictorial soft covers, title at had and along side, none to spine. Internally, [6], 7-134 pp, [5], includes numerous full page colour and BYW illustrations. Artists featured include, Degas, Dore, Rouault, Derain among others.

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        Typed Letter Signed

      1939. Typed Letter Signed from Eleanor Roosevelt dated September 3, 1939. Folded from mailing, else fine. A letter to Scribner's Magazine editor Katherine Jackson in appreciation of the Council on Interstate Migration, a group that was attempting to understand the recent mass migrations then affecting America. Rooselvelt says, "Ever since I read The Grapes of Wrath I have been turning over in my mind how one could do something effective on this question of the migrant. ...I am very glad to know that the Council is at work and I wish you great success." An interesting letter referencing the affects of the Dust Bowl and the classic novel that helped defined it for generations to come. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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. 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. 414 half-tone plates, 249 cuts of cartoons, letters and documents to the text. 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        No Hands on the Clock (Signed First Edition)

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

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc. ]
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        Framed original "Betty Boop" drawing

      1939. unbound. Rare original animation production drawing from the 1939 Betty Boop short "Musical Mountaineers" -- a seven-minute short in which Betty Boop runs out of gas while driving through hillbilly country. When she approaches a nearby shack to ask for help, the locals are suspicious of the stranger, but Betty wins them over with her dancing. This full graphite drawing measures 6.5 x 8.5 inches and has a border outlined in red pastel pencil. It is attractively double-matted in gray and red and is set in a gold metallic frame measuring 10.5 x 12.75 inches. The drawing, which depicts Betty Boop as she approaches the hillbilly family shack, was executed by Thomas Johnson and differs only slightly from the complete animated production in that Betty is no longer wearing her scarf. The original title of this cartoon was supposed to be Betty Boop in "Hillbillies," and this is evident from a sequence of rare Fleischer storyboards that are currently online. In 1939 the Fleischer brothers stopped releasing Betty Boop cartoons, partly because of the ever-increasing problems of clearing censorship. Provenance: from the artist to his nephew and from the nephew to a family friend. Fine condition. Newspaper cartoonist and animator best remembered for his work with Max and Dave Fleischer at Fleischer Studios in the 1930s, especially in the creation of the "Betty Boop" and "Popeye" shorts.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Androgynous Portrait

      San Francisco, Calif., 1939. Watercolor painting. 12 x 9 inches. Signed and dated. The artist was the Head of Conservation for the Avery Brundage Collection of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco in the 1980s. To be reproduced as the cover of Esther K. Bauer's Bodily Desire--Desired Bodies, to be published by Northwestern University Press in Spring 2014.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        OFFICIAL SOUVENIR JOURNAL -WORLD SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION -NYC-JULY 2,3,4, 1939

      Privately published 1939 - OFFICIAL SOUVENIR JOURNAL -WORLD SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION, NYC, JULY 2,3,4, 1939, first edition, vg+/near fine in gold wraps. As the attendance of this, the FIRST WORLD SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION, was probably no more than 200 fans, this booklet is quite scarce. A chance to own a major piece of SF history. SIGNED by organizers, Will Sykora & Mario Racic as well as at the time unknown attendee, Ray Bradbury at a later date. Rare thus. (A copy not SIGNED by Ray Bradbury sold at auction on 9/14/2011 to an over enthusiastic and very ill informed collector for $1,015.75!) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY / A.B.A.A / 1979]
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        MOSES MAN OF THE MOUNTAIN

      Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1939. First printing. Very good in a good only dust jacket (dampstaining to back cover of the dj, and affecting the rear board and spine of the book very slightly, chip missing at top of spine of dj, gift inscription dated in 1942. Despite these flaws, this is a straight and attractive copy of Hurston's rather hard to find last novel and the illustration on the front cover of the dj is striking. ) Hurston's novel of Moses from an African-American folklore point of view - as the great 'Voodoo Man' of the Bible. In the first issue binding, finely woven reddish-brown cloth stamped in orange on the front boards and spine.

      [Bookseller: bookfever.com]
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        Tropic of Capricorn (Inscribed First Edition)

      Paris: The Obelisk Press, 1939. First edition. Very Good +. An excellent, Very Good + copy, perhaps a bit better. Inscribed by the author: "For --- Congratulations! Henry Miller 2/16/78." The book has a few short tears at the spine ends, the longest approximately one inch. 60 francs on the spine and both flaps, partially blacked out on the spine and rear flap by the publisher. Rear panel with minor soiling, otherwise a bright, well-preserved example. Complete with the errata slip tipped in before the title page. Very Good +.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Attractive signed Truman presidential photograph inscribed to pioneer stateswoman, Margaret A Mahoney, Ohio?s first woman Senate President pro Tempore

      "Photograph Signed ?Kindest regards to Hon. Margaret A. Mahoney / Harry S. Truman? on the photographic surface as President. Gelatin silver sepia print, 7.5? x 9.5? image, overall 11? x 13.75?. Fine condition.Democrat Margaret A. Mahoney of Cleveland served in the Ohio State House of Representatives from 1939-1942 and in the Ohio State Senate from 1943-1950. In 1948, she was a Presidential Elector for Truman. In 1949, her colleagues elected her unanimously as Majority Leader and Senate President pro Tempore, the first woman to ever hold this position. She retired in 1950 because of the low salary and went back to practicing law. She later held cabinet positions in the administrations of Governors Frank J. Lausche and Michael DiSalle. Mahoney had a sense of humor, and was well-respected. When told she belonged in her home, the proper place for a woman, she said she would quit if someone would marry her. In 1943, staging a three-day walkout protesting the treatment of one of her bills, she received the following note from the committee to which her bill was sent: ?Where, oh where, can Margaret be / And what makes her so blue? / Come back, beloved Senator. / We?ve recommended Bill 272.?"

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Histoire de la marine. Texte de: Georges G. Toudouze, C. Rondeleux, Ch. de la Roncière, Ch. Dollfus, Joannes Tramond, Raymond Lestonnat. Sous la direction artistique de Albert Sebille, avec la collaboration de René Léfebure

      L'Illustration, Paris 1939 - Gran folio, 1 lám. col., XII p., 605 p., con un total de 1.396 ilustraciones, láms. en negro y a todo color. Lomo piel, florones, hilos dorados. Plano decorado. Espectacular historia de la marina y del arte y la ciencia naútica a través de sus relaciones con la historia, la política y la economía, en todos los países. Obra ricamente ilustrada, concebida como una enciclopedia en la que tanto vale el texto como las imágenes que lo acompañan, compuesta por 1.225 reproducciones fotográficas, 26 planos y mapas, 90 espléndidos grabados en color y 50 grabados en negro. Magnífico ejemplar. Marina. Náutica. Navegación. Historia. Navy. Navegation. Navigation. History.

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        The Seven Lady Godivas, Written and Illustrated by Dr. Suess [Pseud. ]

      New York, Random House, 1939, Hardback, First EditionVery good copy in the original title-blocked, pictorial cloth. Spine bands and panel edges dust-toned as with age. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans &c. On request. ; 80 pages; Description: [80] p. Illus. (1 col. ) 26 cm. Illustrated lining-papers. Stated 1st printing.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Grapes of Wrath

      The Viking Press, New York 1939 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "First Published in April 1939" printed on the copyright page. A spectacular copy. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is rich in color with NO chips or tears. This First Issue dustjacket has the words "First Edition" printed on bottom front flap of the dustjacket. The book is in fantastic shape and appears UNREAD. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A superb copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. Includes a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation and presentation. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Portrait photograph of Marsden Hartley

      New York, june 7, 1939 - (HARTLEY, MARSDEN) 25.2 cm x 19.9 cm. (approximately 9-15/16 x 7-7/8 inches). Gelatin silver print. Photographer's blindstamp lower left, atelier stamp on rear, docketed in ink with the subject, date, and the print refrence ("VI p.4")

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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