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      New York: Viking Press. 1939. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+ in boards. Tan cloth, titles to spine and pictorial decoration across boards and spine in brown and the sheet music endpapers. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Double Death. A Murder Story

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

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

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

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

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        Abraham Lincoln. The War Years

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

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

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

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        Uncle Fred in the Springtime

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

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        The Outsider and Others

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

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        Negroes in a San Francisco Restaurant

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

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

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        Els Goigs. Imatgeria Popular Catalana.

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

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

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

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        Grudge Mountain

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

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        Dein KdF-Wagen.

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

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

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

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        Gone With The Wind

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

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        La Baie des trépassés

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

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        The Negro Family in the United States

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

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        Viagem. Poesia 1929-1937 Premio de Poesia da Academia Brasileira de Letras em 1938.

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

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        Death to the Spy.

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

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        Time: The Weekly Newsmagazine. vols. 33-46 (1939-1945)

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

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        The Cosmological Eye

      Norfolk, Connecticut: New Directions. (1939). First. First edition, first state. A word from the publisher by James Laughlin. Label illustrated with an eye pasted to front cloth board. Spine ends lightly tanned, else near fine in good only stained dustwrapper with noticeable chips to the spine ends, and tape offsetting on rear panel. Miller's first American publication. .

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        The Idea Of A Christian Society

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

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

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        La Fiesta del Hierro.

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

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        La dame ovale.

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

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        The Dandy Monster Comic 1939

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

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        Some Buried Caesar: A Nero Wolfe Mystery

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

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

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

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        Mluvici pasmo

      - This private print dating from 1939 is the combined work of Milada Souckova (1899-1983) and her husband Zdenek Rykr (1900-1940). This is the first edition of Milada Souckova's significant poetic collection, illustrated with colourful linocut illustrations by Zdenek Rykr. These linocut illustrations are among the last works of Zdenek Rykr (before his suicide due to fear of the Gestapo). Zdenek Rykr is an eminent solitary artist belonging to the Czech interwar avant-garde. He is famous not only for his free paintings but also for his work in the advertising industry (for the Orion chocolate company for example). The graphics to the book were created together with the poems and question the current problems of human society; in terms of time and topic they are close to Rykr's existential drawings of women in baths. The writer Milada Souckova was part of the cultural scene of Czech interwar avant-garde; she also co-worked with the Prague linguistic circle; after the war she emigrated to the USA. "The Speaking Zone" is one of the best pieces of Czech poetry of the 20th Century. This extensive work comments on the pathetic anxieties of the time, asks for the reasons for the big spiritual crisis in the age of reason and finds shelter in language; at the same time critically evaluates the poetic practices of avant-garde. A numbered copy (n. 32/100). A book autographed by the authors Zdenek Rykr and Milada Souckova (signed with coloured pencils on the title page). The book contains six big (15 x 30 cm) full page multicoloured linocuts + two-coloured linocut on the cover by Zdenek Rykr. The linocuts are three or four coloured, some of the matrices are repeated in more than one printings. The book has an original typographic layout. The table of contents looks like a belt stretching without any indentations from the upper to the down margin, the text – typed in sans serif typeface – is divided by rows of squares. The original cover is printed in two-coloured linocut. The book is "bound" with wire spiral. A private edition by M. Souckova and Z. Rykr, 1939, Prague. Soft cover, bound with wire spiral, 24 x 30 cm, 32 pages. A very nice condition, the cover is almost imperceptibly fingered, slightly yellowed pages, the interior is clean, the linocuts are in a perfect condition; look at the photo. * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance. Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. * Book Language/s: cs [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Valentinska]
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        L'atlantide ( Limited Numbered Edition, Copy # 158 )

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

      [Bookseller: Alexandria Books]
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        The Dragon's Teeth. A problem in deduction.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        ROGUE MALE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Tautenhahn]
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        The Hand of Kornelius Voyt

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Web and the Rock

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

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

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

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

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        Dr. Quicksilver; The Life of Charles Lever

      Chapman & Hall, Ltd, London 1939 - 308 pages. Fading red cover, some edge-wear, pushing to corners, very light staining and rubbing. Notes of ex-owner's names on front fly-leaf and ageing discolouration, light spots and regular discolouration to closed page edges, otherwise pages unmarked, straight & clean. Strong, intact binding. ". not only attempts to extract the true life and character of Lever from the raw materials provided by Fitzpatrick and Downey, but also takes advantage of much new data, especially some three hundred letters of Lever to his family." 524 Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

      [Bookseller: Claudine Bouvier]
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        An Apple a Day: The Story of a Hollywood Doctor

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Autograph quotation signed.

      Garmisch-Partenkirchen, 5. X. 1939. - Oblong small 8vo. 1 p. "Cultivating precious chamber music, especially from our great classics, within the familiy is one of the most important methods to maintain and patronise our culture!" (transl. from the German original). - On stationery with printed letterhead.

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

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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