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        "I have never heard of anyone playing 18 holes in fewer scores than the years of his age"

      "Typed Letter Signed ?Robert T. Jones, Jr.,? 1 page, 8.5? x 11?. Atlanta, Georgia, November 29, 1939. On letterhead of The American Golf Institute listing Jones as the Director. To Harry T. Black, Los Angeles, California. Fine condition. After writing about a treatment which cured his lumbago, an affliction which ?came on when I was about 14 years of age?, Bobby Jones writes, ?I certainly congratulate you on your scores of 78 and 79. Like your professional, I have never heard of anyone playing 18 holes in fewer scores than the years of his age. It is certainly a most remarkable performance. I hope as your years increase your score will continue to come down.? Harry T. Black, then 82, turned in scores of 78 and 79 on the Clover Field Golf Course in Santa Monica, California. The ?Los Angeles Times? had reported that ?Sports editors said it was the first known case of an individual shooting a score lowe"

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Barbarians At The Gate (In The First State Wrapper)

      Gollancz 1939 - The First UK Trade Edition published by Gollancz in 1939.Not to be confused with the more commonly found 'Left Book Club' softcover edition published the same year.The BOOK is in near FINE condition.A little toning to the text block but the book is clean,tight and free from inscriptions.Small previous booksellers sticker to the front pastedown.The black boards are very clean with the gilt titling remaining very bright. The WRAPPER is complete and is in near FINE condition.Minor creasing and nicks in places.The spine is a little age browned.The wrapper is protected in a removable Brodart archival cover.A very sharp copy and extremely scarce as such.The First copy that we have encountered in the last 15 years.At the time of listing this is the only copy available on the market.A classic text written on the eve of the Second World War by the founder of the Hogarth Press.Collectible. ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE HOPKINS MANUSCRIPT

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,. 1939. Octavo, pp. [1-5] 6-352,. original medium blue cloth, spine panel stamped in dark blue.. Publisher's TLs presenting the book to Hector McQuarry of Angus &. Robertson, an Australian book store chain and publishing firm, laid. in. Cloth unevenly faded, some foxing to text block, a very good copy. in very good printed dust jacket (design differs from that of the. published jacket) with mild wear to upper spine end and ink stain to. spine panel and rear panel. A rare issue of this edition. (#111945). First edition. The publisher's advance "special presentation issue" (so stated on title page and front panel of the jacket), limited to 200 copies (as per publisher's letter laid in). A classic catastrophe novel depicting survival after the earth is struck by the moon. "A superior work." - Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-341. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 4-517; (1981) 3- 666; and (2004) II-1002. Bailey, Pilgrims Through Space and Time, pp. 175- 76. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 75. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 154. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 194. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, p. 248. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 178. Reginald 13020.

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        A Family and a Fortune

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1939. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in dark blue. With the dust jacket. An exceptional copy in the nicked and lightly tanned dust jacket. Uncommon in this condition. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Comedy of Errors

      New York, Limited Editions Club,, 1939. The Text of the First Folio, Edited and Amended where Obscure by Herbert Farjeon. Quarto. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full red morocco, gilt titles to spine, 2 raised bands, gilt rules to boards, gilt coat of arms to front board, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Illustrated from wood engravings in water-colour by John Austen. A fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        LEAD STEER AND OTHER TALES

      Clayton: Leader Press, 1939., 1939. First edition. 8vo. Signed by the author. Stiff pictorial wrappers, [6], 116 [2] pp., foreword, illustrated. Foreword is "Belling the Lead Steer" by J. Frank Dobie. Illustrated with drawings including the front cover by H. D. Bugbee and from photos. Herd 1822 says, "Scarce." Inner hinges reinforced, tiny closed tear to fore-edge of front panel, else near fine copy. 50 GREAT BUGBEE 159. CAMPBELL 72. HERD 1822. DOBIE p.114.

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        The Day of the Locust.

      New York: Random House, 1939 - Octavo. Original red cloth, orange paper label to spine, black top-stain. With the dust jacket. Binding lightly rubbed and faded at the extreme head and tail of the spine, which is rolled, endpapers tanned, contents toned. A very good copy in the rubbed and chipped jacket with a few closed tears. First edition, first printing. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Day of the Locust

      Random House 1939 - First Edition, first printing. An attractive dustjacket that is vibrant in colors. The spine is unfaded and unusually bright for this title. This original dustjacket has light expert repairs along the folds hardly noticeable and to the spine. The price is present, and this dustjacket has all of the first edition points. The book is solid. The binding is tight with some light fading along the edges and some wear to the spine ends. Otherwise, the book is sharp, with clean pages and no writing. Overall, an ideal copy for collectors looking for a lovely dustjacket and a nice copy of this rare first edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        CYANIDING FOR GOLD

      Angus and Robertson 1939 - True first edition;first and only print,Ion Idriess's rarest book and an investment.Red/brown cloth covers with black titles to spine and front cover.Mint and faultless,apperas as very lightly read.No repairs or alterations.Has the very rare dust wrapper,protected in mylar cover.The wrapper is wonderfull,edge wear,wear loss to all corners,folds rubbed and separated,old tape residue on flap folds.Still 99% sound,clean and tidy.Could be simply repaired.The block is sound and tight with no names or stamps.Hinges are excellent,all fold outs present,charts and diagrams present.Lovely very rare copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CYANIDING FOR GOLD. A complete, simple and detailed account of the process written especially for the working miner and the small syndicate

      Sydney: Angus and Robertson 1939 - 220x140: x,270pp. bw, il, fold-out chart, fold-out table, Original cloth (Hardback), no jacket, Good, spine a little faded, titles still bright, endpapers foxed, 5% of fore-edge and top edge lightly fished, internally bright, clean and unmarked. . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Must Australia Fight? [How Must Australia Fight?]

      Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 1939. First edition, with the publisher's replacement wrapper altering the title (in case it be thought somewhat defeatist) to 'How Must Australia Fight?'. 223pp, full-page map, endpaper maps. Original mustard cloth, spine lightly discoloured, with dustwrapper (spine sunned and slightly chipped at head and tail, now in protective sleeve). Some spotting on the top and fore-edges, owner's small name stamp on half-title, otherwise very clean. A very good+ copy. .

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        HOW MUST AUSTRALIA FIGHT

      Angus and Robertson 1939 - True first edition.Orange cloth covers with black titles to spine;bright clean covers.Dust wrapper is unclipped.Small 1cm wear to top and bottom of spine DW,rest is fine,bright and clean.Rare to find in this condition,nice complete cover.Block is sound and tight.Maps to both paste downs and prelims.Some light foxing throughout.No names or stamps etc.Lovely complete copy in rare dust wrapper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LES DOCUMENTS SECRETS DE L'ETAT-MAJOR GENERAL FRANCAIS - AUSWARTIGES AMT 1939-41 N°6.

      IMP. DEUTSCHER VERLAG - R200033729: 400 pages. In-Folio Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos frotté. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 355.343-Services secrets, espionage [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Three framed original cartoons from "Gulliver's Travels

      1939. unbound. Outstanding and historically important assemblage of three original production storyboard drawings, all created by Thomas Johnson and used in the Fleischer Studios' feature animated cartoon "Gulliver%u2019s Travels." The three drawings are part of the sequence in which King Little, Gabby, and company pass out at the banquet table soon after the gala celebration in the castle. Gulliver looks on affectionately and then proceeds to reverse the tablecloth into a blanket, tucking in his new-found friends before extinguishing the night torches. The first two drawings are matted and framed in one unit, labeled "72" and "73." Each of these drawings, measuring 7.5 x 9.5 inches, was accomplished in graphite and partially hand-colored in red, blue, and yellow pastel pencil. They are set in a double-opening olive mat framed to 20.5 x 14 inches and housed in a simple brown vintage frame. Drawing 73 is highly detailed and contains images not retained in the animated feature. More specifically, King Little, Gabby, and friends are asleep in their chairs at the banquet table while dishes and food remain. In addition, there is a bandstand adorned with a guitar and sleeping musicians that was also removed from the scene. The third drawing, measuring 6 x 7.5 inches, is matted and set in metal gold frame measuring 10.25 x 11.5 inches. It was accomplished in graphite and completely hand colored in red, blue, and yellow pastel pencils. It depicts a close-up of King Little, Gabby, and friends asleep at the banquet table with their bodies completely covered by the tablecloth as they let out exaggerated snores. Ironically, Johnson includes a finished drawing of a sleeping tramp hiding under the banquet table which he has crossed out, probably in anticipation of the rejection he would have received from Dave Fleischer. Note: "Gulliver's Travels" was the second cel-animated feature film ever released and the first produced by an American studio other than Walt Disney Productions. It was directed and produced by Dave and Max Fleischer and premiered on December 22, 1939. For cartoon aficionados who would like to match up the approximate film sequences to the above drawings, it is suggested that you view cartoon frames: 53 min. 21 sec. / 53 min. 43 sec. / 53 min. 59 sec. All items are in very good(+) condition. Newspaper cartoonist and animator best remembered for his work with Max and Dave Fleischer at Fleischer Studios in the 1930s. He worked on Betty Boop and later on Popeye shorts before contributing extensively to the feature cartoons "Gulliver%u2019s Travels" (1939) and "Mr. Bug Goes to Town" (1940).

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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. Beautifully bound in fine condition. Folding map of Europe bound in at rear. First edition, first impression. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS) WITH AN ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR

      16 Oct. 1939 - A 2-page letter of @250 words on both sides of one sheet of paper in Flagg's hand addressed to "My poor dear Sucker" [Willis Birchman: author, illustrator, and friend of Flagg's]. With an ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR at the top of the letter of a standing man with a large heart for a head nonchalantly tossing aside his human head. Flagg explains that the cartoon is his reaction to news from Birchman regarding an apparent boarder and the disruption in his life. Flagg refers to a movie he made that he wishes to show Birchman about a visitor who came for a weekend and stayed seven years. SIGNED "Monty," as he often did when writing to Birchman. Flagg, the epitome of the bohemian artist (certainly this letter gives a good taste of that), was a master of portrait studies and incisive caricatures. He created many posters for the government and is best known for his famous "I Want You" Uncle Sam recruiting poster, an American icon. He was elected to the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame in 1980. Normal creases from folding. Fine [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        THE GLASS GIANT OF PALOMAR

      Dodd, Mead & Co, NY 1939 - A unique copy; SIGNED by author plus 23 additional signatures of all of the men who worked for ten years grinding the great 200 inch mirror; Book: Minor shelf wear; Dust Jacket: Small chips and tears, nasty rubs at folds; Drawings and sketches [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Men, Women, and Places. INSCRIBED.

      NY: Knopf , 1939. 1st ed. - Translated by Arthur G. Chater. INSCRIBED by Undset on the front free endpaper. Rare signature by Nobel Laureate Undset. This is a tight, fine book in a lightly soiled very good plus or better DJ. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thomas Dorn, ABAA]
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        The Oxford Book of Light Verse.

      1939 - Chosen by W.H. Auden. London: OUP, 1939. Blue cloth, title in gilt to upper cover and spine. Covers heavily worn, contents good. Patrick Kavanagh's copy, with his signature on front free endpaper. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ulysses Rare Books Ltd. ABA, ILAB]
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        AUTOGRAPHED CHECK

      - Drawn on Burroughs personal checking account at Citizens National Trust and Savings Bank. The check is dated Nov. 18, 1939 and is filled out and signed E.R. Burroughs. The check is printed with" EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS "in large capitals and below it in smaller type" Tarzana, California" it bears number A578. The check is payable in Burroughs handwriting to Elsa Staloff in the sum of 50 cents(50/100) also in Burroughs hand and below that on the dollar line by machine. Elsa has endorsed the check by hand and stamped it on the reverse Pay to the order of Bank Of America for the account of Martha Smith Candy Co. The check also bears the stamp of the B of A, Beverly Hills Main Office. The check is also perforated " Paid 11 24 39" not affecting the signature. The check is in fine condition [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Document Signed / Unsigned Photograph.

      - Austrian-born associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1939-62); helped found American Civil Liberties Union. Partly-printed DS, 1p, 8½" X 11", Cambridge, MA, 1919 September 29. Very good. Slight smearing of signature. Small chips at two corners, not affecting text. Updating form sent out by "Who's Who in America" for its 1920-21 edition, on light orange paper, with Frankfurter's 3" X 1½" biographical entry from the previous edition affixed onto the blank center area. Frankfurter has written in two small additions ("assistant to the Secretary of Labor" and "appt'd. chmn. War Labor Policies Bd., June, 1918"), signing and dating it at the bottom. Several editor's marks and corrections in purple ink. Comes with a fine -- and itself scarce -- 1947 news agency photograph (International News Photo) of a seated Frankfurter (feet not touching the floor!), along with Bernard Baruch and others, receiving an honorary degree from City College of New York. Original mimeographed caption sheet present. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        THE LISTENING HOUSE

      London, Collins Crime Club. Circa 1939 - Publisher's red boards lettered in black, pictorial dust jacket. Text block age toned, scattered foxing, a solid GOOD+ copy in a GOOD p/c dj which is lightly shelfworn with a few spots of foxing on verso. The author's first mystery and a Haycraft Queen cornerstone. A very elusive CCC title. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        FINNEGANS WAKE.

      Faber and Faber.London.,1939 - FIRST EDITION.Finely bound in recent full brick morocco leather.Spine with raised bands,gilt.Single gilt ruled border on boards.Top edge gilt.Aside from some browning to the last page of text and previous owners name on half title page,this is a very good copy.One of only 3400 copies printed,of which 950 were destroyed.: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        Night Rider

      Houghton Mifflin, Boston 1939 - A solid copy. Mild sunning to the spine. The complete jacket has some fraying at both spine ends but remains bright and attractive. The jacket is not price-clipped. Inscribed, signed and dated (1940) by the author on the front free endpaper. Robert Penn Warren's first novel of a turn of the century Kentucky tobacco war. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Sir John Franklin's Last Arctic Expedition. The Franklin Expedition: A Chapter in the History of the Royal Navy

      Metheun & Co. Ltd., London - 1939, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) Near fine. xviii,222pp. Octavo. Illustrated with a map (including 3 folding maps at rear). Original blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. A tight bright copy. Very minor foxing to first and last few pages and edges of textblock. Very scarce as most copies where burned during an air raid during the second world war when Metheuns warehouse was hit. Not in AB. This account of the Franklin expedition deals primarily with addressing the fortunes of the expedition. The author has included a brief account of the search for the lost expedition and has attempted to present an outline of the principal events which, while not associated with the search itself, have occurred in connection with the ill-fated enterprise. The narrative has been compiled from both published and non-published sources. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        DOUZE PORTRAITS DE FEMMES : POEMES.

      - Paris, Philippe Gonin, 1939. En feuilles : 26x38 cm. Ouvrage orné de 12 GOUACHES ORIGINALES PEINTES A LA MAIN (!) par Claire Vergez. Couverture rempliée. Chemise-étui en demi-parchemin. Traces d'usage sur la chemise-étui, sinon ouvrage en bon état général. Un des 50 exemplaires (n° 18).

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        Abduction

      London: Herbert Jenkins Limited,, 1939. A Story of Limehouse. Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to upper board and spine in black. With the pictorial dust jacket. An exceptional copy in the little frayed dust jacket. First edition, first impression. Rare in dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

      London: Faber & Faber, 1939. First Edition. First Impression ("First published in September Mcmxxxix" on the copyright page). 8vo: [6], 7-45, [1]pp. Beautifully bound in three-quarter burgundy morocco and matching cloth by Atkinsons of Salisbury (with their binder's ticket to the rear pastedown); banded spine lettered and decorated in gilt, with the title in gilt on a black leather label; fore-edge left untrimmed. One of 3,005 copies published. A superb presentation. Gallup A34a. The poet's most unlikely success, a collection of poems about felines that became a classic almost from the moment it appeared in October 1939. According to the Literary Encyclopedia, "If Eliot’s social and cultural criticism has few readers today, Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats has reached larger audiences than anything else he ever wrote, as the textual basis for the musical Cats. It testifies not only to Eliot's many-levelled sense of humour, which ranged from the subtly impish to the coarsely funny, but also to his metrical and stylistic skills." Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        World Monument for San Antonio, Texas

      ca. 1939. Gouache painting. 21.5 x 23.5 inches. Signed in pencil by the artist. Annotated and authenticated by Tony Sheets, the artist's son in 2003. Design for a monumental sculpture of women holding the world, in San Antonio, Texas. On board.

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        STORIA DI IERI E DI OGGI, rivista quindicinale - 1939 -1942 , direttore VITTORIO GORRESIO - TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO, Roma, Tumminelli & C., 1939

      - 24 x 33, fascicoli in brossura, ognuno di pp. 40 circa.Ci sono anche alcuni speciali di pagine superiori con argomenti di attualit? , moda e costume , danza, politiche di stati stranieri, eventi storici e di cronaca, ecc. . Il periodico attraversa gli anni del regime,con le leggi razziali e la guerra: Eccezionale documentazione fotografica (la qualit? ed il taglio delle immagini rincorre bene OMNIBUS di Longanesi), con scritti e saggi di importanti critici e letterati. Vitaliano Brancati, Marco Cesarini, Mario Praz, Giovanni Comisso, Edoardo Grassi, Manlio Lupinacci, Giovanni Verga, Angela Zucconi, Pietro Paolo Trompeo, Maria Del Corso, Antonio Aniante,Adriano Tilgher, Alberto Savinio, e tanti altri. Molti di essi saranno il nerbo della "fronda contro il fascismo" e Gorresio li aveva scelti bene. La raccolta è cosi' riassunta ANNO PRIMO 1939 - dal n. 1 del 15 luglio al n.12 del 30 dicembre. ANNO II - 1940 - dal n. 1 del 15 gennaio al n. 23-24 del 15 dicembre ANNO III - 1941 . dal n. 1 del 15 gennaio al n. 23-24 del 15 dicembre ANNO IV - 1942 - risulta uscito un solo fascicolo - N. 1-24 - datato gennaio.- dicembre interamente dedicato alla STORIA DEL CINEMA. La collezione viene offerta a

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        The Cornfields

      New York: The House of Russell. (1939). First. First edition. Octavo. Green printed wrappers. 8pp. Covers very slightly soiled, but still near fine. Publisher's prospectus laid in. First separate edition of the first poem in Mid-American Chants (1918), with a brief biographical notice at the back. Not in Sheehy & Lohf, nor in Ray Lewis White's Sherwood Anderson: Fugitive Pamphlets and Broadsides, 1918-1940, nor in the later "Additions to the Bibliography" of Sherwood Anderson by Charles E. Modlin et al. OCLC locates only three copies: at William and Mary, Columbia, and University of Texas, Ransom Center. Rare. .

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        PLASTICA. Anuarios 1939 a 1948 (consecutivos). Revista completa

      Ediciones Plástica, Bs. As. 1939-48. - 1a Edición//Colaboraciones de José Pedro Argul, Romualdo Brughetti, Leonardo Estarico, Manuel Mujica Lainez, Angel Osvaldo Nessi, José Planas Casas, Jorge Romero Brest, Pedro Juan Vignale, Julio E. Payro, Rodolfo Castagna y otros.//Numerosas ilustraciones en color y b/n, muchas de ellas en láminas sobrepuestas.////25x19,5. En total 10 volúmenes en tela. Se conservan todas las cubiertas originales. /Muy buen estado./Arte., Vanguardias

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        Historia de la cruzada española

      Ediciones Españolas, Madrid 1939 - Dirección literaria: Joaquín Arrarás Iribarren ; dirección artística: Carlos Saenz de Tejada ; delegado del Estado: Ciriaco Pérez Bustamante ; textos de Juan Aparicio, José María Pemán, Justo Pérez de Urbel, Aquilino Morcillo Herrera, Gonzalo Torrente Ballester, etc. -- 36 vol. en 8 tomos publicados entre 1939 y 1944, con numerosas fot. en b. y n. y láminas en color y b. y n. . -- 699 ; 565 ; 564 ; 604 ; 562 ; 437 ; 573 ; 421 p. -- Bibliogr. al final de cada vol. -- Enc. en media piel con las iniciales "N.C.B." grab. en el lomo. -- Cantos de las cub. algo rozados y uno de los lomos ligeramente rasgado [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTORIA DE LA CRUZADA ESPAÑOLA. (7 vols. de 8)

      - Madrid. Ediciones Españolas S. A., 1939-1943. 31 x 25 cms. 7 vols. 3 hh.+700 págs; 566 págs; 566 págs; 608 págs; 562 págs; 439 págs; 573 págs. Retrato de Franco en cada vol. Ilustr. b/n y color en texto, fotografías b/n en texto. Enc. en holandesa en piel con puntas. Letras doradas en lomo. Texto a doble columna. Iniciales capitulares. Puntos de óxido. Inf. vol. VI fatigado. Puntas rozadas.

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        The Case of the Rolling Bones

      William Morrow 1939 - A fine first edition in a very good dust jacket with original price of $2.00 still on front flap of dust jacket and year of 1939 on title page and no mention of later printings on copyright page. A few very small chips on dust jacket, and some fraying at top of spine of jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Die Krise des europäischen Geistes : 1680-1715

      Hamburg : Hoffmann & Campe (ohne Jahresangabe; Copyr. 1939). 533 S. ; 8 Orig.- Pappe mit Schutzumschlag. - Schutzumschlag mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren..

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        THE GENTLE PEOPLE A Brooklyn Fable

      New York:: Random House. (1939). First edition of his second book, a play. INSCRIBED to a drama critic at The New Yorker: "To Edith Oliver, for 'Madison Avenue Bus Driver.'/ -Irwin Shaw." The play, directed by Harold Clurman, featured Sam Jaffe, Franchot Tone, Karl Malden, Sylvia Sidney, and Lee J. Cobb. Fine in dust jacket with edgewear and minor chipping. A presentable copy and hard to find inscribed.

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        A Book on Duck Shooting

      Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, [1939]. DeLuxe First edition, no. SP of 99 copies, signed by the author and artist. 8vo. With Frontispiece and 16 color plates by Lynn Bogue Hunt. 540 pp. WITH OVER SIZED PORTFOLIO. Original brown morocco with illustration of duck inlaid on upper cover is mallard same as frontispiece, marbled endpapers. In original slipcase. Gift inscription on flyleaf "For Bill Gordon and his Ranch L. Hanes 1945." Fine. Portfolio in black wrappers, worn and chipped, internally fine. Biscotti P-8-D . "Penn also offered for sale as a separate promotional item, a portfolio of the 17 colored plates as illustrated in the Deluxe edition of A Book on Duck Shooting. Each plate mounted on manilla colored matt. None of the large sets of plates offered as a promotion for A Book of Duck Shooting, Upland Game Shooting, and Trout, were issued as matter of course with the Deluxe editions" (Biscotti)

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Sir John Franklin's Last Arctic Expedition. The Franklin Expedition: A Chapter in the History of the Royal Navy

      London: Metheun & Co. Ltd. 1939, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) xviii,222pp. Near fine. Octavo. Illustrated with a map (including 3 folding maps at rear). Original blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. A tight bright copy. Very minor foxing to first and last few pages and edges of textblock. Very scarce as most copies where burned during an air raid during the second world war when Metheuns warehouse was hit. Not in AB. This account of the Franklin expedition deals primarily with addressing the fortunes of the expedition. The author has included a brief account of the search for the lost expedition and has attempted to present an outline of the principal events which, while not associated with the search itself, have occurred in connection with the ill-fated enterprise. The narrative has been compiled from both published and non-published sources..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        The Nature of The Chemical Bond and the Structure of Molecules and Crystals An Introduction to Modern Structural Chemistry

      Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY 1939 - First Edition. xiv, 429, [1 blank], [1 ad] pages. Blue cloth with small gilt titles on spine panel. Corners and head/tail spine worn, spine slanted, previous owner name on front flyleaf. Occasional penciled notes and underlining. Cloth. Linus Pauling was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1954 for his research into the nature of the chemical bond. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books ( ABAA / ILAB )]
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        DONALD & PLUTO MOVIE BOOK IN 5 REELS

      Collins, London 1939 - Disney, Walt. DONALD & PLUTO MOVIE BOOK IN 5 REELS. [London]: Collins, (1939). First edition. Narrow 8vo - 4-1/8" x 9". Full color pictorial stiff card wrappers with the story "Donald & Pluto" printed on the back wrapper with some wear and soiling for a nice copy of an extremely rare Disney title. The book consists of five different flip books bound inside the stiff card wrappers. The flip books can be viewed in two different directions so we have a total of ten different animated scenes with what is said to be 1000 pictures! Inside the front wrapper is a synopsis of each of the ten different animated scenes. Internally, the book is complete and in fully functioning condition. The story is quite hillarious and to be able to watch it in motion really adds to the overall enjoyment that this book gives. The condition of the book is VERY GOOD. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wallace & Clark, Booksellers]
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        SUFFOLK PUNCH A Business Man’s Autobiography

      London: Faber and Faber 1939 - First edition, first printing. Original cream cloth with black and gilt titles to the spine, in (supplied) dustwrapper. A very good indeed clean copy, boards a little spine-darkened and dusty and a tiny split to the cloth at the foot of the spine. Internally bright and clean with a small bookseller’s label to fep and previous owner’s name to ffep. Complete with the lovely very near fine first issue dustwrapper. Not price-clipped; priced 15s to the front flap. Very scarce in dustwrapper. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LUCIUS BOOKS (ABA, ILAB, PBFA)]
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        Samuel Pepys : The Man in the Making, The Years of Peril, The Saviour of the Navy (3 vols)

      Cambridge University Press, Cambridge - The Man in the Making pub 1939 pp 436, The Saviour of the Navy pub 1942 pp452, The Years of Peril pub 1936 pp466, frontis in each volume. Inscription on pastedowns, minor foxing to prelims. Half crushed oasis Morocco binding, gilt spine titles. A handsome set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath Rare Books ABA ANZAAB]
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        Wuthering Heights

      Dodd, Mead 1939 - A lovely copy with 16 photographs frpm the Laurence Olivier movie, in the rare dustjacket with a price of $1.50 on the flap. Jacket has some edgewear, mostly around the spine, including one triangular chip, otherwise the deep blue of the jacket is extraordinary with no fading to the spine.Blue boards are also very fresh almost new appearing. Sixteen full size photos from the movie, rough cut foreedge and 356 pages. Rare panel of the jacket lists 23 International titles for $2.00. Scarce [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ink]
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        Abduction A Story of Limehouse.

      London: Herbert Jenkins Limited, 1939 - Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to upper board and spine in black. With the pictorial dust jacket. An exceptional copy in the little frayed dust jacket. First edition, first impression. Rare in dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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