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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]
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      1939 - WARREN, Robert Penn. NIGHT RIDER. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1939. First edition of the author's first novel. 8vo., grey cloth. A fine copy in a spine-sunned dust jacket that shows only light soiling at the rear panel. (GRIMSHAW A3.a1).

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, inc.o ABAA]
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        Little Grey Rabbit's Christmas

      London Collins 1939. A remarkably well-preserved first printing copy of this wonderfully illustrated Christmas tale. Aside from light external wear, the only defect is a narrow one inch opening between top of backstrip and front board. Contents clean, bright and unmarked. A copy of such high quality is rare indeed. First Edition Hardcover 12mo - over 6?" - 7?" tall; First Edition. VG Tempest, Margaret

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        Les nuits chaudes du cap français suivi d'une étude inédite de Gérard-Gailly

      Georges Briffaut 1939 - - Georges Briffaut, Paris 1939, 16,5x23cm, broché. - Edition illustrée de 19 lithographies originales hors-texte d'Henriette Bellair, un des18 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin de Rives, tirage de tête. Notre exemplaire est bien complet de son dessin original signé d'Henriette Bellair, le nôtre intitulé "enlèvement d'Agathe et d'Antoinette". Malheureusement, notre exemplaire est incomplet des trois états des illustrations ainsi qu'il 'est stipulé à la justification du tirage. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Prinzess Elizabeth, aged 13, and prinzess Margaret, unrecognised by passengers - by, are taken for a walk through busy London streets on May, 1939, and for a first ride in a London underground train.

      London., Associated Press, 1939. original photograph, gelatin silverprint, 15,1 x 19,1 cm. KEYWORDS:england / london / elizabeth

      [Bookseller: Krul Antiquarian Books]
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      New York: William Morrow and Company,. 1939. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [1-2] 3-279 [280: blank][281: ad] [282-284: blank [note: last leaf is a blank],. original black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red, top edge stained red, fore-edge untrimmed, bottom edge rough-trimmed.. Three corner tips mildly bruised, a nearly fine copy in very good. pictorial dust jacket with shelf wear at edges. Presents well. overall. (#111356). First edition. A Perry Mason mystery.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Girdle of Venus

      London: Chapman & Hall Ltd,, 1939. A Novel. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine and board edges a little faded, front board faintly bowed, gilt dulled, edges of text block, endpapers and endleaves foxed. A very good copy in a rubbed and slightly chipped jacket with some faint soiling to rear panel. First edition, first impression. Girdle of Venus is the story of Marcia Trapper, or 'Madame Marjanah', a seaside town fortune teller whose prowess at influencing people soon starts to play tricks on her own mind. This is the first copy we have come across to have a dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Step by Step 1936-1939

      London, Thornton Butterworth,, 1939. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in burgundy morocco, titles to spine with lion centre tools in compartments, raised bands, signature block to front board, roll to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Folding map of Europe bound in at rear. Beautifully bound in fine condition. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Cowper Poetry and Prose

      Oxford - Clarendon Press, 1939 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A smartly bound anthology of works from William Cowper. Featuring a frontispiece of William Cowper, from a portrait by George Romney. With essays by Hazlitt and Bagehot, with an introduction and notes by Humphrey S. Milford. Bound by John Eves. Condition: Rebound in a morocco binding with gilt boarders and lettering. Externally, smart. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean. Overall: FINE..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Step By Step 1936 - 1939

      London: Thornton Butterworth, Limited 1939. 366 pp., folding map at the rear. Bound in a recent full green morocco, with raised bands, top edge gilt, and gilt lines. A little marking to the fore-edge. . Near Fine. Full Morocco. First Edition. 1939. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster Books]
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        Rare vintage 1943 World Champion New York Yankees signed Baseball Centennial first day cover ? includes HOFers DiMaggio (2x), McCarthy, Combs, and Gordon

      "Baseball Centennial First Day Cover, 3¢ stamp affixed, postmarked on its first day of issue, Cooperstown, New York, June 12, 1939. Cacheted, 6.5? x 3.625?. Signed by 26 members of the 1943 World Champion New York Yankees. Very lightly soiled. Near Fine condition.Signed by Baseball Hall of Famers Joe DiMaggio (twice), Joe McCarthy (manager), Earle Combs (coach), and Joe Gordon, and Frank Crosetti, Charlie Keller, Bill Johnson, Tuck Stainback, Ken Sears, Nick Etten, Marius Russo, Hank Bowery, Oscar Grimes, Marvin Breuer, George Stirnweiss, Johnny Murphy, John Lindell, Bill Zuber, Rollie Hemsley, clubhouse signature of Bill Dickey, and, on verso, Tommy Byrne, Atley Donald, Charlie Wensloff, Spud Chandler, Bud Metheny, Jim Turner, and Ernie Bonham (died at 36 in 1949). Gordon and Combs have signed on verso as did DiMaggio, adding a second signature.Signed by all but two members of the 1943 World Champion New York Yankees: Aaron Robinson, who struck out in his only game played in 1943, and outfielder Roy Weatherly who played in 77 games. DiMaggio was in the military service during the 1943-1945 baseball seasons; his Hall of Fame plaque lists his years as ?New York A.L. 1936 to 1951.? Earle Combs retired at the end of the 1935 season after playing 12 years in the Yankees outfield (1924-1935); he continued as Yankee coach from 1936-1944.The 1943 New York Yankees finished 98-56, 13.5 games ahead of the 2nd place Washington Senators. Pitcher Spud Chandler led the majors with a 1.64 ERA. They won the World Series, defeating the National League Champion St. Louis Cardinals 4 games to 1.JSA pre-certified (guaranteed to receive full certification if submitted to JSA by buyer at buyer's expense)."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Shakespeare's Boy Actors

      London: J. M. Dent & Sons Limited 1939, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) vii,207,[1]pp. Fine in very good dust jacket. Octavo. 8 plates (including frontispiece). Original cobalt blue cloth, blue top edge; in rare price clipped illustrated dust jacket, spine slightly darkened, with minor chipping head and foot of spine, and minor dampstains on spine; name on front free endpaper. Author's first book on the life and training of Elizabethan boy actors. Much of the production was pulped for the war effort, probably less then 500-600 copies survived (according to the author) Canadian Author . Author's Very Scarce First Book.

      [Bookseller: Aquila 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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat am Flughafen]
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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.

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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]

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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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        Rogue Male

      Little Brown & Co., Boston 1939 - Blue lettered green cloth in pictorial dust jacket. Some wear to the extremities of the dust jacket including a tiny cigarette burn hole but still an extremely attractive copy of a book about a lone assassin attempting to rid us of a particularly ruthless dictator. Scarce, especially in this condition. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. .

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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.

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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. .

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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. .

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