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        The War illustrated : complete record of the conflict by land and sea and in the air / edited by Sir John Hammerton [complete in 10 volumes]

      London : Amalgamated Press, 1939-1947 - Physical description: 10 v. : illus. ; 29 cm. Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Pictorial works -- Periodicals -- Second World War. Notes: Originally published throughout the conflict in 255 parts (varying from weekly to fortnightly), and subsequently issued in bound volumes as here. Includes frontispieces and titles toned in sepia, and many thousands of photographs, illustrations and maps (many toned in sepia or blue). Contents: Vol. 1: (parts 1-20); Vol. 2: (parts 21-44); Vol. 3: (parts 45-70); Vol. 4: (parts 71-100); Vol. 5: (parts 101-130); Vol. 6: (parts 131-155); Vol. 7: (parts 156-180); Vol. 8: (parts 181-205); Vol. 9: (parts 206-230); Vol. 10: (parts 231-255). Each volume has its own detailed and comprehensive index; the final volume contains a colour, decorative family Roll of Honour intended for completion by the purchaser (blank in this set). Very good copies in the original plum cloth bindings. Spines and front boards tooled and lettered in gilt and black. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 8 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        ORIGINAL ART: LITTLE TOMMY TUCKER FROM MOTHER GOOSE

      - (DENSLOW,W.W.)illus. ORIGINAL ART: LITTLE TOMMY TUCKER FROM MOTHER GOOSE. Offered here is a large and wonderful finished pen and ink drawing for Ye Old Time Nursery Rhymes by Mother Goose. Although the book with this title was actually published in 1939 by Baldwin & Strachan in Buffalo when the art was re-discovered (after Denslow's death), the art itself was most likely executed circa 1910 when Denslow was actively illustrating advertising booklets. In their bibliography of Denslow, Greene and Hearn write about this art as follows: "The drawings were discovered in 1939 in the scrapbook of one William W. Reed. Since a man named Horace Reed was connected with Niagra Lithograph Company, it is likely that Denslow drew the pictures for one of his advertising pamphlets. The pictures first appeared in Youth Magazine, a hand-out to patrons of Dodd's Dairy in Buffalo. In issue eleven, this pamphlet was announced as available from Dodd's milkmen for ten cents." Executed on Strathmore drawing board measuring 19 1/2" wide x 14 1/2" high, the image nearly fills the entire space. Although this particular piece is not signed, many of the other pieces we have available are. This is a rare opportunity to own very fine published work by Denslow. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        3 (davon 1 eigenh. und 2 ms.) Briefe mit eh. U. bzw. Paraphe und 2 ms. (davon 1 tls. eh.) Postkarten mit U. bzw. Initialen.

      München und [Wien], 1939.. Zusammen 9½ SS. (Qu.-)8vo.. Inhaltsreiche Korrespondenz mit dem Direktor der Wiener Staatsoper Erwin Kerber (1891-1943) über nähere Details zu geplanten Aufführungen die Knappertsbusch - der 1935 als Leiter der Münchener Staatsoper entlassen worden war und seither als ständiger Gastdirigent an der Wiener Staatsoper sowie bei den Salzburger Festspielen dem Haus verbunden war - leiten sollte. I: "[...] Heute vor acht Tagen einigten wir uns telefonisch auf den Maskenball, statt des Othello. Ihr Brief von heute jedoch läßt mich wieder, so wie Sie es zuerst wollten, den Othello bevorzugen [...] und zwar aus folgenden Gründen. Ich teile vollkommen Ihren ablehnenden Standpunkt zu Kautsky's [d. i. der Bühnenbildner und -maler Robert Kautsky, 1895-1963] bizarrer, ja absurder Idee: treiben Sie ihm diese, die auch bei Verlegung des M'ball auf einen späteren Termin wohl nicht in Frage kommt, also bitte aus. Er soll uns dafür vier herrliche Othellobilder entwerfen! Des Weitere wissen Sie, dass ich den Maskenball gerne mit Ihnen machen will, während ich Othello für einen geeigneteren Prüfstein für einen Gastinscenierer halte (falls Sie ihn noch nicht v. Wymetal [d. i. der Spielleiter und Regisseur Erich von Wymetal, 1892-1966] versprochen haben - oder auch selbst machen möchten!) [...] Mazzaroff [!, d. i. der Tenor Theodor Mazaroff, 1907-1975] soll bis zum Eintreffen des Materials ruhig an seinem Richard [wohl der Riccardo im "Maskenball] weiterarbeiten, den er ja nach Rückkunft aus Italien sowieso fertig haben muß, und dann gleich den Othello beginnen [...] Wir sprachen in Salzburg über Corregiador - sehr schön, dass Sie ihn gleich vorsahen! [...]" (Br. v. 24. September 1939). - II: "Alia wiesbadensis jacta est: je dois malheureusemst [!] go for Wiesbaden. They have changes de nouveau the date. I would have prefer, pas partir pour cette ville, and come directly to my dear Erwin - but: es hat nicht sollen sein [ ]" (Postkarte v. 25. September 1939). - III: "[...] Othello: Sie tun sehr recht, dass Sie Mazaroff bis zum hinter ihm liegenden Start des Schmucks' absolut in Ruhe lassen. Aber dann hilft dem guten Jungen kein Weigern mehr [...] Sobald ich zurück bin, hat er täglich bei mir Probe. Ob er nun fertig wird oder nicht, sehen wir ja dann bald, aber: gearbeitet wird!! Wir haben ja im Versagungsfall immer den Kraaywanger [!, d. i. der Tenor Heinz Kraayvanger, 1904-1971], der sicher auch ein guter Othello sein wird [...]" (Br. v. 29. September 1939). - IV: "Es wird Sie sicher interessieren, dass hier [d. i. München] gestern notre vache hongroise arienne Rosette [wohl die Mezzo-Sopranistin Rosette Anday, 1903-1977]' als Ulrica [wohl im "Maskenball"] gastiert hat. Weitere Erhebungen über etwaige atmosphärische Wellenstörungen kann ich leider nicht mehr erlangen, da ich zur Abfahrt rüste [...]" (Postkarte v. 3. Oktober 1939). - V: "Die Birkas [?, möglicherweise die Sopranistin Lilian Birkas, 1916-1994] ist gestern nicht zur Probe gekommen, und hat das Geheimnis' gründlich geschmissen. Hocherfreut [folgt Paraphe]". (e. Br., o. D.; auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf der Direktion der Staatsoper).

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        A play in four acts: Danton's death / by Georg Buchner. Translated by Stephen Spender

      London : Faber & Faber, 1939, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionFinely bound in modern gilt-blocked cloth; tight, bright, clean and strong. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. SIGNED; Spender's inscribed presentation copy to Cecil Day Lewis: March 1939.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 142 pages; Physical desc. : 2 p. Gbs. , 7-142, [1] p ; 23 cm. Notes: At head of title: Translated by Stephen Spender and Goronwy Rees. "First published in March MCMXXXIX." Subject: Danton, Georges Jacques, 1759-1794 - Drama.

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        QUO VADIMUS OR THE CASE FOR THE BICYCLE.

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1939 - First Edition. A fine copy in the publisher's orange cloth covered boards morocco-style label to the spine in a lovely example of the dustwrapper showing minimal use at the extremities (faint soiling on the rear panel). 8vo. 219 pp. A very nice copy. Hall A10. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        COMPLETE SET of Strange Stories Pulp magazine, Volume I, II, III, IV, V, # 1, 2, 3, February, April, June, August, October, December - 1939, 1940, 1941 ( Flowers From the Moon; Spawn of Blackness; Citadel of Darkness; Creeper In ... (Truncated)

      N.Y.: Better Publications / Strange Stories Pulp, 1939 - 1940 -1941, 1st Edition, 1st Printing, 1939, Pulp, Book Condition: Good, First Edition, Illustrated By: Rudolph Belarski; Earle K. Bergey and other pulp cover ArtistsFull Author Name: Wyatt Blassingame ; Robert Bloch; Leigh Brackett; Arthur J Burks; Ray Cummings; August W. Derleth; August W Derleth; Mark Schorer; Lloyd Arthur Eshbach; Ralph Milne Farley; Tarleton Fiske; Will Garth; Keith Hammond (Henry Kuttner); Carl Jacobi; et alFull Book Title: COMPLETE SET of Strange Stories Pulp magazine, Volume I, II, III, IV, V, # 1, 2, 3, February, April, June, August, October, December - 1939, 1940, 1941 ( Flowers From the Moon; Spawn of Blackness; Citadel of Darkness; Creeper In Darkness; Snake Goddess)--------------13 volumes, pulp magazine, the complete series, overall a Good to Very Good set, some issues are FAIR, for condition please assume at least some chips and tears and some age toning/browning to paper with a bit of brittleness, some ink names, etc -----issue 1: Fair only with both covers detached ---2:Good to Very Good --3: Good, some short worm holes on bottom edge of text block, four inch by .25 inch loss along fore edge of front cover, dampstain on rear panel --4: Good to Very Good but paper tape along spine edge of covers --5: Good to Very Good --6: Good to VG --7: Good to VG --8: Good to Very Good --9: Good with 1.5 inch loss on the spine in the middle --10: Good, taped spine, loss on spine --11: Good to Very Good --12: Good to Very Good --13: Good to Very Good -----contributing authors include: Don Alviso; John L Benton; David Bernard; Wyatt Blassingame ; Robert Bloch; Carol Boyd; Leigh Brackett; Bernard Breslauer; Arthur J Burks; O. M. Cabral; John Clemons; Eli Colter; Vincent Hamilton Craigie; Jack B Creamer; Ray Cummings; Marian Stearns Curry; Norman A Daniels; ; August W Derleth; Derleth & Mark Schorer; Earle Dow; Fenton W Earnshaw ; Robert Emerick ; Lloyd Arthur Eshbach; Ralph Milne Farley; Tarleton Fiske (aka Robert Bloch); Oscar J Friend; Will Garth; Shelton Goodall; Keith Hammond (aka Henry Kuttner); C William Harrison; Eldon Heath (aka Derleth); Joseph H Hernandez; Carl Jacobi; Carson Judson; Dr David Keller; Otis Adelbert Kline; Henry Kuttner; Frank Belknap Long; Amelia Reynolds Long; James Macfie ; Tally Mason (aka Derleth); Thorp McClusky; C L Moore; Maria Moraysky; Earl Peirce, Jr ; E Hoffman Price; Robert D Price; Dorothy Quick; Seabury Quinn; Capt George J Rawlins; Olga L Rosmanith ; Eric Frank Russell; Alexander Samalman ; Heydorn Schleh ; Mark Schorer; Paul Selonke; Charles S Strong; Don Tracy; Hal G Vermes; A Hyatt Verrill; Bruce Walker; Mordred Weir (aka Amelia Reynolds Long); Manly Wade Wellman; Hampton Wells; Bertram W Williams; Gabriel Wilson; R R Winterbothamd, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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        Eight Letters from T.E.L

      Privately printed [for H. Granville-Barker],, 1939. Small octavo. Original grey yapp-edge wrappers printed in black. Some minor spotting throughout but an excellent copy. First edition, first impression. One of just 50 copies printed. Necessarily rare. This copy with David Garnett's Hilton Hall bookplate inside the upper panel of the wraps.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Outsider and Others ---in Original Dustjacket ( Contains: Supernatural Horror in Literature; Call of Cthulhu; The Shunned House; Cats of Ulthar; Dagon; At the Mountains of Madness; Pickman's Model; Shadow Over Innsmouth; Dunwich Horror, etc)

      Sauk City: Arkham House, 1939, 1st edition, 1st Printing, 1939, Hard Cover, Book Condition: Very Good+, Dust Jacket Condition: Good price Clipped, First Edition, Illustrated By: Virgil Finlay Cover Art----------hard cover, a great copy, black cloth, wee bit of rubbing to lower edge of boards and corners, corners are not bumped, a 1/8" nick to the cloth at the center of the upper spine tip (really quite small), some offset to verso of the boards, book is completely square and tight and does not have any finger marks or rubbing to the cloth on the boards and spine, top edge of text block is dusty, overall a close to Near Fine copy but I'll call this Very Good+ because of that tiny nick to the cloth, this copy has TWO DUSTJACKETS, this copy has the original dustjacket which is Good only and has been price clipped, the dustjacket has numerous chips and tears with some loss along the extremities, the upper corner of the front panel of the dustjacket has had a 2" square loss affecting the "E" & "R" in Outsider, I have lasered that portion from another jacket and laid it in place with some archival tape so visually this looks much more appealing, the verso of the dustjacket has had a brown paper backing attached most of which I was able to remove, however there are still portions that remain glued to the verso of the jacket, the brown paper backing does not have any show through to the front of the dustjacket, a bit of cello tape at upper spine tip is barely noticeable, please ask for additional scans of any portion of the book or dustjacket that you wish to see, -----as well this copy has a FINE facsimile copy of the DUSTJACKET which makes this book look absolutely brilliant on the shelf, ------in spite of the availability of many 1st editions online (making many authors like Hemingway and Steinbeck seem almost commonplace) the first two Arkham House volumes of Lovecraft writings ( The Outsider and Beyond the Wall of Sleep ) remain elusve, ----------this collection contains: Howard Phillips Lovecraft: OUTSIDER by August derleth and Donald Wandrei; and the following stories: Dagon; Polaris; Celephais; Hypnos; The Cats of Ulthar; The Strange High House in the Mist; The Statement of Randolph carter; The Silver Key; Through the Gates of the Silver Key; The Outsider; The Music of Erich Zann; The rats in the Walls; Cool Air; He; The Horror at red Hook; The Temple; Arthur Jermyn; The Picture in the House; The festival; The Terrible Old man; The Tomb; The Shunned House; In The Vault; Pickman's Model; The haunter of the dark; The Dreams in the Witch-House; The Thing on the Doorstep; The Nameless City; The Lurking Fear; The Call of Cthulhu; The Colour Out of Space; The Dunwich Horror; At the Mountains of Madness; The Shadow Out of Time; The Shadow over Innsmouth; The Whisperer in darkness, and the essay Supernatural Horror in Literature, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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        Jazzmen

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. (1939). First. First edition. A trifle foxed on the boards, still fine in an attractive, near fine dustwrapper with a tiny nick and a very short tear. A lovely, bright and fresh copy of a this important early jazz title, rarely found in this condition. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        THE GRAPES OF WRATH

      New York: Viking Press, 1939. First edition. Hardcover. A nearly fine copy of the author's masterpiece (small mark to the bottom of page ends) in a nearly fine dust jacket that has only the lightest of use. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. The book was cited prominently when Steinbeck won the Nobel Prize in 1962. Set during the Great Depression, the novel focuses on the Joads, a poor family of tenant farmers driven from their Oklahoma home by drought, economic hardship, agricultural changes and bank foreclosures forcing tenant farmers out of work. Due to their nearly hopeless situation, and in part because they were trapped in the Dust Bowl, the Joads set out for California. Along with thousands of other "Okies," they sought jobs, land, dignity and a future. Basis for the John Ford directed film that starred Henry Fonda.

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        The Grapes of Wrath

      New York: The Viking Press,, 1939. Octavo. Original tan cloth, titles to spine and pictorial decoration across boards and spine in brown, sheet music endpapers, yellow topstain. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the little rubbed and frayed dust jacket with a single tape repair to the verso. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Interior art [possibly for Weird Tales]

      [New York]: Hannes Bok, 1939. Black and white drawing by the famed science fiction and fantasy illustrator Hannes Bok. Bok's color cover art and black and white interior drawings appeared in many science fiction and fantasy magazines of the 1940s and 1950s, among them Weird Tales, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Famous Fantastic Mysteries, and many others. This drawing appears to be a photostat used to produce printing plates. There is no indication of where it was published, but it may be from Weird Tales; the Hannes Bok Illustration Index indicates that his only publications for 1939 were in that magazine. Given some of the imagery, it could also be for the story "The Dreadful Rabbits" by Gans T. Field, which appeared in the July 1940 issue of Weird Tales. 14 x 10-5/8 inches. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Tropic of Capricorn

      Obelisk Press, Paris, 1939, Hardcover, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, A First Edition, First PrintingNear fine, in wraps as issued. The correct first edition with the price of "'60 FRS" on spine and the front flap (although partially blacked out) and with the errata slip present. Covers in very nice condition, with just a bit of edgewear. The off-white spine and rear panel shows just a bit of soiling. Supplied with a clamshell box with morocco spine, gilt titling. A very nice copy indeed, Book

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller]
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        Art from the Mayans to Disney

      New York: Sheed & Ward. 1939. First. First edition. Small octavo. Small paper remnant on the front board, small label on the spine, a near very good copy without dustwrapper. From the library of the artists Ben Shahn and Bernarda Bryson Shahn, with an estate label designed by their son, Jonathan Shahn. Overview of art history including a chapter and illustration on Shahn: "To Ben Shahn, a future Old Master. Jean Charlot. N.Y. 1941." .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Officially Approved Etchings -- New York World's Fair "Building the Word of Tomorrow"

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1939. First. First edition. Quarto. Blue cloth with gilt pictorial device on the front board. Fine in a slightly soiled, still fine dustwrapper. Text and 54 full-page illustrations by Gilkey. Very scarce in jacket. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Marine-Frontzeitung der Nordsee,

      . 1. Jahrgang 1939, Nr. 1, 2, 4, 12, Silvester-Ausgabe, 2. jahrgang 1940, Nr. 2, 7, 15, 29, 55, 231, 286, 300, 3. jahrgang 1941, Nr. 15, 24, 31, 51, 56, 108, 109, 113, 114, 119, 123, 124, 125, 127, 135, 141, 197, 198, 203, 249, 250, 251, 259, 266, 268, 288, 298, 4. Jahrgang 1942, Nr. 23, 53, 56, 67, 78, 89, 117, 127, 128, 5. Jahrgang 1943, Nr. 20, (insgesamt 48 Exemplare) Beigebunden Fortsetzungsgeschichten aus den Zwischennummer, einige Seiten repariert, In einem Band gebunden, Zustand 2 (R208).

      [Bookseller: Helmut Weitze Militärische Antiquitäten ]
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        Changing New York

      E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York 1939 - Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Stated First Edition. Text clean. Light spotting to front pastedown and first 4 pages. Blue boards bumped and rubbed at corners and spine ends. Spine bottom missing 1/2" and boards are frayed around it but binding is secure. Small paint spot on rear bottom corner of board. Spine and front spine edge sunned. Illustrator: Abbot, Berenice. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 020000. Oversized: International shipping may require additional postage. Please inquire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Goodbye to Berlin

      The Hogarth Press, London 1939 - HARDBACK - A fine book, free of any previous owner names or Inscriptions in a fine dust wrapper, free of any loss or tears. Correctly priced at 7s.6d.net. A superb looking copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: West Hull Rare Books - P.B.F.A.]
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        THE LAWLESS ROADS

      London: Longmans, Green and Company, 1939 Greene, Graham. THE LAWLESS ROAD. London: Longmans, Green and Company, 1939. Greene's excellent account of his Mexican journey. First edition. Variant issue with white map of Mexico endpapers not Wobbe's yellow ep's. Second issue binding; red cloth stamped black at the spine, 8vo., 306pp. A very good or better copy in a very bright & fresh [generously] price-clipped dustwrapper with a bit of expert archival repair to a couple of small chips at the crown & heel of the spine and a small chip at the bottom of the front panel. An attractive copy. Wobbe A14. .. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        ORIGINAL ART: RUBBY DUB DUB THREE MEN IN A TUB FROM MOTHER GOOSE

      - (DENSLOW,W.W.)illus. ORIGINAL ART: RUBBY DUB DUB THREE MEN IN A TUB FROM MOTHER GOOSE. Offered here is a large and wonderful finished pen and ink drawing for Ye Old Time Nursery Rhymes by Mother Goose. Although the book with this title was actually published in 1939 by Baldwin & Strachan in Buffalo when the art was re-discovered (after Denslow's death), the art itself was most likely executed circa 1910 when Denslow was actively illustrating advertising booklets. In their bibliography of Denslow, Greene and Hearn write about this art as follows: "The drawings were discovered in 1939 in the scrapbook of one William W. Reed. Since a man named Horace Reed was connected with Niagra Lithograph Company, it is likely that Denslow drew the pictures for one of his advertising pamphlets. The pictures first appeared in Youth Magazine, a hand-out to patrons of Dodd's Dairy in Buffalo. In issue eleven, this pamphlet was announced as available from Dodd's milkmen for ten cents." Executed on Strathmore drawing board measuring 19 1/2" wide x 14 1/2" high, the image nearly fills the entire space, signed by Denslow with his characteristic seahorse design. This is a rare opportunity to own very fine published work by Denslow. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        SS-Leithefte. 23 verschiedene Hefte

      - Deutscher Verlag, Bln., (ca. 1939 - 1944). Zusammen ca. 940 Seiten mit zahlreichen Abbildungen, broschiert (ohne Einbände) - sonst vollständig/Aus dem Inhalt: u.a.: Europäische Gemeinschaft/Werden und Vorgehen der Welt im arischen Mythus/Dein Leben gehört Deinem Volke/Die Achtung vor der Person/Auf den Spuren der Ahnen/Idee und Gestalt des Reiches/Ebenbürtigkeit in der germanischen Ehe/Kämpfende Schöpfung/über Tod und Leben - die Pflicht/SS-Obergruppenführer Eicke gefallen/Dein Soldatentum ist Weltanschauung/Das Testament eines SS-Mannes/Erntebräuche - [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Finnegans Wake [FIRST EDITION PUBLISHED 1939]

      Faber & Faber, London, 1939, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First EditionBook - [SEE SCANS] - in Very Good brown boards with gilt lettering - light marking to the boards and light crease to the spine, light bumping to the extreme corners and extreme ends of the spine. Contents, browning/spotting to the end papers otherwise clean, bright and tightly bound. An Attractive Copy Of This First Edition. Size: 9.75 inches tall by 6 inches. 628 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction; Inventory No: 5929.

      [Bookseller: John T. & Pearl Lewis Books by Post]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      St. Germain en Laye, 29. I. 1939. - 1 S. Gr.-4to. Mit eh. adr. und mit Namenszug versehenem Kuvert. An den katholischen Priester und Schriftsteller Georg Moenius (1890-1953) in Paris, der ebenso wie Werfel emigriert war: "[.] Leider fehlten in dem Abdruck meiner Rede, der Sie solch unverdientes Lob spenden, die wichtigsten, auf den religiösen Sinn des heutigen Geschehns hindeutenden Stellen. - Ich würde mich vom ganzen Herzen freuen, Sie recht bald kennen lernen zu dürfen. Ich wohne gegenwärtig, einer neuen Arbeit wegen hier draußen in St. Germain, das vom Bahnhof St. Lazar in 15-20 Minuten (jede ¼ Stunde ungefähr ein elektr. Zug) sehr leicht zu erreichen ist [.] Zum letzten Satz Ihres Briefes möchte ich noch bemerken, daß ich immer stolz war, mit einem wahren Diener Christi zu sprechen, in welchem Gewande er auch erschien [.]". - Bei der "neuen Arbeit", an der er gerade sitze, handelt es sich um den erst 1982 als Buch veröffentlichten, Fragment gebliebenen Roman über die halbjüdische Pianistin Cella Bodenheim, "Cella oder Die Überwinder", der ursprünglich als Trilogie geplant war (vgl. hierzu Hans Wagener: Spuren des Exils im Werk Franz Werfels. In: Neulektüren - New Readings. Festschrift für Gerd Labroisse zum 80. Geburtstag. Hrsg. v. Norbert Otto Eke und Gerhard P. Knapp. Amsterdam und New York, Rodopi, 2009 (= Amsterdamer Beiträge zur neueren Germanistik, 67), SS. 179-194, S. 183ff.). - Die unbeschriebene Verso-Seite gering farbfleckig, sonst tadellos erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Power in Men.

      The Liberal Book Club, Nicholson & Watson Limited, London, 1939 - Octavo. Original blue boards, titles to upper board and spine in purple, marbled endpapers. Contents browned as always, boards lightly marked and faded at the spine. First Edition, First Impression. Signed by Cary on the title page and with his presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "A. N. Whitehead from his obliged and grateful reader the author." Alfred North Whitehead was one of the foremost philosophers of his age, co-author with Bertrand Russell of Principia Mathematica. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Business Cycles: A Theoretical, Historical and Statistical Analysis of the Capitalist Process. Volumes I and II (complete)

      McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, London 1939 - Schumpeter's landmark treatise, fifth impression stated on the titlepage, 8vo, XVI, 1-448; IX 449-1095 pp, original dark red cloth, light shelfwear to edges, light bumping to board tips, in overall very good condition. NOT inferior recent facsimile edition! Also not to be confused with the one-volume abridged version. 8vo - over 7? - 9? tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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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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        South Western Reporter [1st]. Vols. 1-300 (1887-1939)

      1939 - South Western Reporter [1st]. St. Paul, Minn.: West Publishing Co. Vols. 1-300. (1887-1939). Ex-library with stamps, moderate shelf wear, 3 volumes with tear to base of spine. Interiors clean. * Provides decisions from Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., ABAA ILAB]
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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]

      [Bookseller: THE BOOK SHOP]
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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]

      [Bookseller: BOOK NOW]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Astrolabe Booksellers]
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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]

      [Bookseller: THE BOOK SHOP]
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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]

      [Bookseller: le-livre]
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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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