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        Mein Kampf

      New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1939. Hardcover. 8vo. Light red cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xxxvi, 1003pp. Map frontispiece. Very good/good plus. Faint binding wear, with endpapers lightly toned; jacket edgeworn and age toned, with some small chips at head of the lightly-sunned spine. First of this edition, a tight and nice copy -- entirely in English except title ("My Struggle"). This unexpurgated annotated translation (as so noted at head of spine) was undertaken by the New School for Social Research, ten of whom are given title page credit as "Editorial Sponsors" (John Chamberlain, Sidney B. Fay, John Gunther, Carlton J.H. Hayes, Graham Hutton, Alvin Johnson, William L. Langer, Walter Millis, Raoul de Roussy de Sales, George N. Shuster). NOT the more common 1943 Houghton unindexed edition of 694 pages translated by Ralph Manheim and published at a higher price, but the earlier and scarcer edition published at $1.89 (price here intact). This edition predates the slightly shorter (at 994 pages)1940 unindexed edition published by Reynal & Hitchcock with Houghton's permission. Amusingly cryptic ownership signature/address on front flyleaf also remarks "'Acquired' May 8, 1943" -- hmmm.... All told a most interesting copy of this earliest of American editions. Very scarce in nice condition and in jacket.

      [Bookseller: Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, AB]
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        A Vida Do Elefante Basilio

      Livraria Do Globo, Porto Alegre, Brazil 1939 - First printing. 26 un-numbered pages, about 30 color illustrations by Faedrich, oversized format (about 27cm tall), in color pictorial papercovered boards with cloth binding, decorated endpapers. A very attractive copy with no real flaws to the printed contents. Boards are fresh and bright with some edge-wear but still Very Good+. Interesting inscription on the half-title page to a child who escaped captivity in Nazi Germany during 1942 with the inscriber. Laid in: A German child's Happy Easter card to the original owner. Also a typed poem on a postcard. And a 1941 Christmas Dinner menu. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Inno Dubelaar Books]
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        Moses, Man of the Mountain

      New York: J. B. Lippincott, 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition, First Printing. In second state green binding. Very Good, in a Good dust jacket with price of $3.00 intact. Cloth shows light wear and sunning. Small ding to front cover. The dust jacket is edge worn, with chips and loss, most significant at spine ends and rear panel. The dust jacket has a split on the spine panel, and is strengthened from the rear with tiny pieces of tape. First edition, as stated.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA ]
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        Two Men in the Antarctic An Expedition to Graham Land, 1920-1922

      New York: Macmillan, 1939. First American edition. Hardcover. Good + overall. Scarce account which rarely appears in the dust jacket. This is the record of what was meant to be the Cope Antarctic expedition in which the two junior members, Lester and Bagshawe (the first in his twenties and the other 19 years old), survived in an abandoned water boat they modified. From their base on Waterboat Point the men managed to make zoological observations and take measurements, including ice on sea and land, and the movement of glaciers. 8vo, 292pp, 33 plates, 3 text figures, 2 folding panoramas, 3 maps on the 2 endpapers. Cream cloth with title piece on spine in red. The MacMillan printed in red at the base of the spine. Dust jacket in very good condition, with some abrasions on the front cover, dusting on spine and rear cover, now protected by mylar. Overall very good condition. Spence 79.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.

      London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1939 - Octavo. Original yellow cloth, title to spine in red. With the yellow dust jacket designed by the author. Gift inscription to front free endpaper. An excellent copy in the jacket with slightly toned spine, small chips to spine ends, extremities lightly rubbed and nicked. First edition, first impression of Eliot's collection of verse, on which the musical Cats was based. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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      G.CHIANTORE, 1939. ITALIANO 0,68 Annualità completa composta da 4 fascicoli trimestrali rilegati assieme, pagine brunite attorno ai testi da fattore tempo e qualità della carta, in italiano con parti di testo in greco e latino, una tavola in nero fuori testo rilegatura in mezza tela, con piatti cartonati e leggermente ingialliti ai bordi, dorso con titoli d'oro, leggermente ombrato e con lievi tracce d'uso USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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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. Book Language/s: cz [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Valentinska]
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        Kiss the Boys Good-bye. A Comedy, with a Foreword by Heywood Broun.

      New York: Random House, 1939 - Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and front cover gilt, top edge black, others untrimmed. Housed in a custom red cloth chemise in red crushed morocco-backed pull-off case, titles to spine gilt. Spine browned and gently rolled, an excellent copy. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Bucky - with deep admiration, Love Clare". The recipient was Buckminster Fuller, the engineer, with whom Boothe was rumoured to have had an affair in the early 1930s. This is Boothe's second book, a satire of Hollywood's search for an unknown actress to play Scarlett O'Hara. This is an uncommon book signed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Local

      London: Cassell & Co, Ltd,, 1939. Octavo. Original grey paper-backed boards, titles to spine and front cover in red and black. With the original glassine dust jacket with paper flaps, as issued. With 15 four-colour lithographic plates, 1 of which is double-page, by Edward Ardizzone. Gift inscription to front free endpaper. Spine very slightly faded and bumped at ends, tiny markings to covers, endpapers a little foxed. An excellent copy in the glassine dust jacket, front panel chipped at foot, paper flaps a little creased. First edition, sole impression. "Ardizonne's illustrations are generally concerned with contemporary life untouched by political, religious or ideological conflicts. His approach is not satiric or moralistic but autobiographical, and his drawings are representational and humorous and demonstrate his affection for people" (The Dictionary of 20th Century British Book Illustrators). The book's scarcity is explained by Maurice Gorham in his Foreword to their follow-up book Back to the Local (1949): "[The Local's] career ended when unsold copies, sheets, and plates of the drawings went up together in the burning of Cassells' premises in Belle Sauvage Yard [during the Blitz]". The book is in remarkable condition; this is the best copy which we have handled.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Spis Abonentow Sieci Telefonicznej M. St. Warszawy. Polskiej Akcyjnej Spolki Telefonicznej i Warszawskiej Sieci Okregowej P.P.T.T. Rok 1939/40 (Verzeichnis der Abonnenten des Telefonnetzes der Hauptstadt Warschau und des Warschauer Kreisnetz für das Jahr 1939/40).

      Warschau. 1939 - Sprache: pol 26,5 x 18,5 cm. XXIV S., 2 nn. Bl., 610 S., 3 nn. Bl. OKart. (Gebrauchsspuren, fleckig). Seltenes Telefonbuch der Stadt Warschau mit Teilen für Regierungs-, Armee- und Kommunalinstitutionen, Firmen und Abonnenten aus dem Kreis Warschau. Es ist das letzte Telefonbuch im freien Warschau und wohl das letzte mit allen jüdischen Namen. - Gebrauchtes, papierbedingt gebräuntes Exemplar, durchgehend mit einem Loch zur Hängung. // Rare Warszaw telephone directory, the last with all entries of citizens of Jewish origin. Original boards, signs of use, browned. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Unterwegs Antiquariat M.-L. Surek-Becker]
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        Rehabilitations and Other Essays

      Fine. London: Oxford University Press, 1939. 21.5 cm, [viii; 2 leaves, (3) -197; i] Printed at the University by John Johnson, Printer to the University. Black cloth, gilt lettering on the spine, dust jacket with price of 7s. 6d. net. This copy was imported to the United States and sold at The Holiday Bookshop in New York City at 49 East 49th Street. Chapter headings: Shelley, Dryden, and Mr. Eliot, William Morris, The Ideas of an English School, Our English Sylabus, High and Low Brows, The Alliterative Meter, Bluspels and Flalansferes: a Semantic Nightmare, Variation in Shakespeare and Others, and Christianity and Literature. Spine of the dust jacket is darkened, worn slightly across the top, but still very good. The book is in fine condition.

      [Bookseller: G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, IL]
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        Dortmunder Adreßbuch 1939 - nach amtlichen und eigenen Unterlagen

      Dortmund, W. Crüwell Verlag, 1939 250 x 315 mm, 60+688+328+83, altes schlichtes schwarzes Halbleinen ohne Titelei, , Auf 1. Werbeblatt Bestandsmarken des Statistischen Amtes, keine weiteren Markierungen 3 Blatt (Seiten 317-322) stark beschädigt mit kleinen Textverlusten an Rändern Seiten gebräunt mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren und fest in der Bindung. In gutem Zustand.

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Werner Eichel]
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        The Lawless Roads

      Longmans 1939 - The first edition, second issue with red cloth. A clean unmarked copy in a lightly edge rubbed dust wrapper. Neatly price clipped. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Blackrock Rare Books]
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      New York: William Morrow & Co., 1939. First edition. Dampstain to lower right corner of front free endpaper, some rubbing to cloth and light wear to head of spine and lower corner tips, a very good copy in a very good dust jacket with some rub spots and light shelf wear to corner tips and spine ends, the front panel is bright in color and the spine panel shows some moderate color fade. (18575). Octavo, cloth. Signed inscription by Mainwaring on the front free endpaper: "To Mitchell- / affectionately / Daniel Geoffrey Homes / Mainwaring." A Humphrey Campbell private detective novel. Writing of his three fictional detective characters, "... Campbell is probably the best realized of the three, certainly his cases are Home's most intricate and satisfying detective puzzles." - Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights, The Aficionado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction, pp. 378. Filmed in 1941 with Chester Morris in the lead.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        The Wild Palms

      Random House, New York 1939 - Fine in a near fine jacket, unclipped ($2.50), lightly rubbed at the edges, some toning on the back panel. Beige cloth with gilt lettering. Square and firmly bound with a light green top stain. A collection of two long stories, "The Wild Palms," and "Old Man." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Carpetbagger Books]
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      Edmond Charlot 1939 - In-12 ( 170 X 115 mm ) de 122 pages, broché sous couverture imprimée, chemise à dos de maroquin bleu-nuit, étui bordé. Edition originale du Service de Presse sur vélin bouffant au tirage limité à 100 exemplaires. Plissures sur la couverture, bel exemplaire. Littérature Edition-Originale Reliure [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tiré à Part]
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        KERNSPALTUNG. - Die Naturwissenschaften. Wochenschrift für die Fortschritte der reinen und der angewandten Naturwissenschaften. 27. Jg.

      Bln Springer 1939 - 4°. Halbleinen d. Zt. XVIII, 862, 13 (2) S. Stempel auf Titel, sonst sehr gut. Enthält u.a. 6 epochale Aufsätze von Otto Hahn zur Atomphysik, bzw. Kernspaltung, in Verbindung mit Fritz Strassmann u. S. Flügge: 1. Über den Nachweis und das Verhalten der bei der Bestrahlung des Urans mittels Neutronen entstehenden Erdalkalimetalle (S. 11 - 15) --- 2. Nachweis der Entstehung aktiver Bariumisotope aus Uran und Thorium durch Neutronenbestrahlung; Nachweis weiterer aktiver Bruckstücke bei der Uranspaltung (S. 89-95); --- 3. Über die Bruckstücke beim Zerplatzen des Urans (S. 163 /164); --- 4. Zur Frage nach der Existenz der "Trans-Urane". I. Endgültige Streichung von Eka-Platin und Eka-Iridium (S. 451-453); --- 5. Weitere Spaltprodukte aus der Bestrahlung des Urans mit Neutronen (S. 529 - 534); --- 6. Über einige Bruchstücke beim Zerplatzen des Thoriums (S. 544 - 547) Sprache: Deutsch 1.100 gr.

      [Bookseller: Klaus Schöneborn]
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      New Directions (1939), New York - Patchen's second book, consisting of 800 copies, this copy INSCRIBED "with respect and admiration" for W. H. Auden on 10 May 1940 and SIGNED by Patchen. Patchen's first book brought him much acclaim including comparisons to Auden, unlikely as that might seem now. Among Patchen's accomplishments was the initiation of the poetry-and-jazz movement in the late 1950s. Although Auden never seems to have figured in an important way in Patchen's life, the elder poet did take part in a benefit for Patchen two decades after being presented with this book. A truly important presentation copy. Backstrip darkened, a few nicks in the cloth. Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Business Cycles

      McGraw Hill Book Company 1939 - 2 Volumes. Publisher's burgundy cloth with boards ruled in blind and titles in gilt on spine. First edition, first printing with "first edition" stated on the title page of both volumes. Very Good+. Boards lightly bowed, cloth lightly rubbed at tips and top corners lightly bumped. Previous owner (Quigg Newton, Jr., who served as mayor of Denver, Co. from 1947-55) rubber ownership stamp to end sheets in both volumes. Light tide marks visible to top and bottom edge of page blocks, occasionally intruding into margins and a bit of light waviness to pages throughout. Despite flaws, this set presents very well with clean cloth, and gilt very sharp and bright. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Original Manuscript for the 4th Batman Story

      DC Comics, 1939. none. Very good. Original hand corrected typescript. The complete story from Detective Comics #30, here titled "The Batman and the Diamonds of Death" (the title changed when published to "The Return of Dr. Death"). 5 leaves (8" X 13"), 1,500 typed words plus 196 words of handwritten ink and pencil corrections, deletions, changes, and additions including a rewrite of the last scene on the back of page 5, with a sketch of a gliding Batman. Very good. This is Dark Knight incunabulum and rare as a 1 ended stick. I know of no other Batman manuscripts from this vintage, or even from near this vintage. In fact all DC super-hero manuscripts before 1945 are rare. Ex-Bob Kane. Ex-Sacripante. And (full disclosure) Ex-HA, $5,676, Nov. 23, 2013. Batman is the model for the modern super-hero without super powers. Always cryptic, fueled by his incomparable intellect, and powered by his fabulous toys, he first showed up 75 years ago in Detective Comics #27 (May, 1939) in a story written by Bill Finger and illustrated by Bob Kane. Finger also wrote the second story (in Detective Comics #28). Then Gardner Fox took over, writing the next 4 (including this one). Finger and Fox collaborated on the 7th story (in Detective Comics #33), then Fox wrote the 8th one alone before moving on to a long, influential, career at DC, co-creating The Sandman, Flash, Hawkman, and the first super-hero team-up with The Justice Society of America (forerunner of The Justice League). Literary super-heroes trace back, at least, to Gilgamesh, and then through Achilles, Aeneas, Beowulf, Merlin, and Robin Hood, to shout out a few. They divide on 2 lines, some with super powers, some without. The modern take on the independent super-hero without super powers began with Rodolphe in Sue's Mysteries of Paris, followed by such as Monte-Cristo, Sherlock Holmes and Zorro. And then there was Batman. And since then, no one's done it better.

      [Bookseller: Biblioctopus]
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        B.Z. am Mittag.

      Berlin. Sonnabend, 30. Dezember 1939. 14 nn Seiten. mit Abbildungen, gefaltet, wenig angerändert, etwas gebräunt. Inhalt: Seekrieg mit England / Ruhlebener Renjahr / Baltendeutscher Bericht , Wartheland deutscher Sprache Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Deutsches Reich, Nationalsozialismus, 3,Reich

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat am Flughafen]
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      Absolut umfassende Foto Chronik über die 1. SS Panzerdivisin Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler !! Dies ist eine aktuelle und äußerst umfassende Foto-Chronik der 1. SS-Panzer-Division Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler von ihrer Gründung als kleine Einheit, deren Entwicklung bis 1939 zur Verfügungstruppe und dann deren Einsätze in Frankreich, Serbien, Jugoslawien, Griechenland und Rußland im Jahr 1933 bis 1943 in Band 1 aufgezeigt werden. Der zweite Band der Leibstandarte umfasst die Zeit zwischen 1943 und 1945. Aus der Schlacht von Charkow, Kursk, dem Einsatz in Italien, der Ostfront im Winter 1943-1944, der Schlacht in der Normandie, der Ardennenoffensive, in Ungarn und der Schlacht in Deutschland/Österreich. Es enthält Tausende von Fotografien, darunter viele bisher unveröffentlichte Fotos von Einsatzfahrzeugen, sowie zahlreiche Dokumentationen, die eine außergewöhnliche visuelle Geschichte einer der größten SS-Panzerdivisionen liefern. Sie ist vollgepackt mit seltenen und bisher unveröffentlichten Fotografien und Karten sowie Faksimiles von Dokumenten und Organisationsdiagramme. Die Fotografien unterscheiden sich wesentlich von denen, die im vor über 10 Jahren veröffentlichten Heimdal LAH-Fotoalbum und allen anderen Publikationen erschienen sind. Dieses liegt u.a. auch daran das hier bislang unerschlossenes Fotomaterial aus den ehemaligen Ostblockstaaten gezeigt wird. Eine hervorragende Sammlung von Fotos und sehr gut produziert. Gebraucht, berieben und bestossen, bei Band 2 eine Ecke oben rechts angestossen, alle Seiten fest und komplett, keine Eintragungen/Unterstreichungen, guter Zustand, die Fotos sind Bestandteil der Beschreibung. Band 1 mit 488 Seiten und Band 2 mit 496 Seiten, beide mit unzähligen Fotos und im Großformat. Preis 490.- Euro oder gegen Gebot ! Versandkostenfrei.

      [Bookseller: Wiking]
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        Terre des hommes

      - Paris, NRF Gallimard (coll. Géographie humaine), 1939. In-16 couronne, 218-(2) pp., reliure éditeur toile marine ornée, jaquette illustrée, rhodoïd (jaquette un peu brunie). Edition originale, un des 675 exemplaires numérotés sur Héliona de Navarre. Agréable exemplaire. * 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

      [Bookseller: Chez les libraires associés]
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        Frühe chinesische Bronzen aus der Sammlung Oskar Trautmann.

      Peking, 1939. Guter Zustand. Papier alterungsbediingt vergilbt, sauber. Ex LIbris. Blockbuchbindung, im Orig. Leinenschuber. 1 Schließe fehlt. Schuber leicht zerkratzt. Versand D: 3,00 EUR China Chinesische Kunst

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Haker GmbH & Co. KG]
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        The Big Sleep

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. First edition. [8], 277, [1] pp. 8vo. Original orange cloth lettered in blue, top edge stained blue, dust-jacket. Very minor rubbing to extremities, some light wear at jacket edges with reinforcement at folds on verso, still an excellent copy. Bookplate. In a custom half blue morocco slipcase and chemise. First edition. [8], 277, [1] pp. 8vo. An attractive copy of Chandler's first book, which introduced to the world one of 20th-century literature's great detectives, Philip Marlowe. Bruccoli A 1.1.a

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Keuze: Opgedragen Verzen (with copper engraving by John Buckland Wright)

      Privately Printed for the author and L J C Boucher 1939 - 30x20cm, [60pp]. With a copper engraving by John Buckland Wright printed in black. Copy 'W' of 10 (50), printed in van Krimpen's Romaneé in black on Imperial Japanese mother-of-pearl paper (also known as Japon Nacré), signed by Buckland Wright in pencil below the plate-mark of the engraving. In a modern designer binding by Pau Groenendijk of cream handmade paper over boards, panels of a thin and fibrous highly textured buff paper to the front and back board, gold blocking of an irregular dashed line to head and foot of these panels with a similar small pattern to the centre of the front panel, six horizontal cloth bands visible at the spine through apertures in the backstrip, with vertical alternate cream and pink threads running above these, 'BINDERIJ PAU' blindstamped at foot of rear endpaper. In a slipcase of textured cream card, with a buff paper title-label 'KEUZE 1939' to the backstrip. Laid-in is an envelope with a note in Dutch 'Nijkerk !!original Keuze labels', containing two original title labels printed 'KEUZE' on white paper (one slightly ink-stained), and a handwritten note in Dutch by Pau Groenendijk describing the technical details of the binding. An outstanding copy of a scarce Buckland Wright book. Only fifty copies were printed privately by the 'gentleman-publisher' L J C Boucher for 'Asder', and of these just ten, as here, were on the distinctive 'Imperial Japanese mother-of-pearl' paper so-named in the colophon (the remainder were on Barcham Green). Also known as Japon Nacré (which confusingly has nothing to do with 'Japon', a generic term for poorer-quality western imitations of Japanese paper), it is a smooth heavy paper with a pressed surface, but unlike the more commonly seen 'Japanese vellum' it displays spectacular iridescent fibrous patterns as it catches the light. This ultra-premium paper, described as 'the glory of Japanese papermaking' was typically used only for the smallest super-deluxe limitations of fine books and prints before the war. Buckland Wright himself printed (and signed) the engraving on the same paper, which was then married to the sheets of the verses. Both typography and printing were crisply executed to a fine press standard by Boucher in Jan van Krimpen's Romaneé face. Externally the book is as-new, but more remarkably the sheets themselves, including the engraving, are in similar condition, bearing no signs whatsover of their almost eighty years of age. The sheets as issued were simply glued into pale-grey paper covers. However, this copy is further distinguished by a beautiful modern designer binding by the noted Dutch bookbinder Pau Groenendijk, entirely sympathetic to the original concept and the luxurious paper, while putting the whole book on a much more substantial and elegant footing. The enclosed technical note from the bookbinder emphasizes the conservation credentials of the techniques used, particularly the use of sewing rather than gluing wherever possible, based on the experiences from the restoration of books in the Florence flood of 1966. As noted, two title-labels from the original issue have been preserved in an envelope. Reid states that the ten special copies were labeled A-J, which makes the letter 'W' of this copy something of a mystery. The colophon, however, when referring to the special edition merely has (in Dutch) ' 10, marked with various [vershillende] capital letters, on Imperial Japanese mother-of-pearl paper' so it is possible that the letters used were not consecutive. (In contrast, for the ordinary edition of forty copies on Barcham Green, the colophon explicitly states the numbering scheme of 1-40) 'H Asder' was a nom-de-plume of H A Sinclair de Rochemont, a Dutch fascist, Nazi collaborator and antiquarian bookseller. Keuze ('Choice') is a collection of twenty-six poems, with various dedications to people and places. Condition: Fine (in fact as new) externally and internally, with Fine slipcase. Reid A34a [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Woodbridge Rare Books]
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        Papermaking by Hand in India

      Pynson Printers, New York 1939 - 11 3/8 x 9 inches, 129 pages, quarter black leather over hand-blocked India print cloth (joints dry and flaking, extremities worn) , Signed, Includes 84 photgravure illustrations on 42 plates and 27 paper specimens. Limited edition: no. 359 of 370 signed by Hunter and the printer, Elmer Adler edition. Very good in poor slipcase. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dawson's Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Karen's Memory

      New York: Arcadia House. Very good yellow cloth. Some wear, soiling. [May] 1939, 8vo, [9], 10-304pp. Publisher device on title page. Scarce first edition, only other first edition in University of Toronto Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. "Chloe Sherriff, prosaically engaged to the elderly Michael Stanton, laughed at her fiance's warnings and gaily set forth to visit a school friend in Sweden. Here she met Lars Torvaldsen, the handsome, arrogant heir to an estate romantically called 'Karen's Memory'..." . Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 1939.

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        VALUE AND CAPITAL: An Inquiry into Some Fundamental Principles of Economic Theory.

      Clarendon Press,, Oxford: 1939 - First edition. Sir John Richard Hicks (1904 - 1989) was one of the most important and influential economists of the twentieth century. In microeconomics, the compensated demand function is referred to as the Hicksian demand function in his honor (Wikipedia). Minor wear to corners, endpapers darkened (due to unavoidable offset from the binding) and just a little foxed. Near fine, lacking the dust jacket. An exceedingly scarce book in the first edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Stone Age of Mount Carmel. 2 Vols

      The Clarendon Press, Oxford 1939 - Large Quarto. Original blue cloth with gilt lettering and publisher's device on spine. Both volumes in overall good+ to very good condition.Vol. 1: xi(i), 240, lv plates, 1 foldout. Excavations at the Wady El-Mughara. Report of the Joint Expedition of the British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem and the American School of Prehistoric Research 1929-1934. The results of this series of excavations under the direction of archaeologist Dorothy Garrod established a chronological framework crucial to the understanding of that prehistoric period. Extensively illustrated with distinctive b/w photographs, drawings and maps throughout. Contains Chart of Time Distribution of Species following page 156. All members of the expeditions listed on page opposite title page. Light wear along edges of binding with light bumps at corners of foredge. J. Bisno Exlibris on inside front cover. Light foxing of endpapers.Vol. 2: xxiv, 390pp plus 247 figures, xviii plates. Frontispiece map. The fossil Human Remains from the Levalloiso-Mousterian. Report of the Joint Expedition of the British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem and the American School of Prehistoric Research in association with the Royal College of Surgeons of England 1929-1937. Starting in 1931 McCown was charged with planning and execution of the excavations at Mount Carmel under the direction of Dorothy Garrod. "Account regarding the Levalloiso-Mousterian inhabitants of et-Tabun, of the Mugharet es-Skhul and the Mugharet el Wad. Magnificently illustrated with extraordinary b/w photographs, drawings and tables relating to the excavations. Binding with light wear along edges, bumps at corners and lightly rubbed. Exlibris of J. Bisno on inside front cover. Endpapers somewhat browned with previous owner's name inked to front free endpaper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Hong Kong Naturalist. A Quarterly Illustrated Journal Principally for Hong Kong and South China.

      Hong Kong. Newspaper Enterprise. 1930-1939. 9 cloth bound volumes containing a run of The Hong Kong Naturalist - January 1930 (Volume I No I) to (Vol X Nos 3 & 4) February 1941. Bound in brown library buckram lettered in gilt on spines, marbled endpapers and edges. Ex Smithsonian Institute Libraries with their stamp and a withdrawal stamp on some title pages and upper wrappers, occasional pencilled notations, volume II lacks one colour plate, volume 3 one black and white plate loosely inserted, lacks 5 colour plates.Volume IV one colour plate loosening, margins a little creased. Volume 7/8 Three plates loose but all present. Unusual to find this scholarly work of natural history in run like this one which was published between 1930 and 1939.. Full of information about the natural history of Hong Kong and South China.Some of the many papers include:The Birds of Hong Kong - G.A.C. Herklots & R.A PereiraThe Amphibia of Hong Kong - A.M. BoringThe Origin of Small Home Aquaria - V.H.C. JarrettThe Feeding of Fresh Water Aquarium Fishes - B.E. SugarsHong Kong HillsLegends and Stories of the New TerritoriesArchaeological Finds on Lamma IslandA Synopsis of the Fishes of ChinaChefoo Birds - J.N. DuncanBirds of Kwantung, Kwangsi and Fukien - Fok Yen SangThe Lam Tsun Valley - G.A.C. HerklotsChinese Domesticated Ducks - R.A. PereiraClouds and Weather - G.S.P. HeywoodCommon Pests of the Grain Godowns in Hong Kong - G.M. HerfordSalt Manufacture in Hong KongA List of the Butterflies of Hong Kong - A. Steven Corbet (When referring to this item please quote stockid 136543).

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      Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., [1939]., New York - First edition. The sixth Nero Wolfe mystery. Near fine in a bright dust jacket with professional restoration to the spine ends, corners, and extremities. A Nero Wolfe mystery and an attractive, bright copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Geografia di Van Loon

      Soc. An. Edit. Valentino Bompiani & C, 1939. ITALIANO 0,99 Volume degli anni '30 in stato discreto, sovraccoperta originale illustrata in carta, bordo, punte, cima e piede consunti con strappetti, fioritura sparsa, la sovraccoperta è piegata a metà e nasconde al suo interno una bella carta geografica, disegnata dall'autore, purtroppo due dei margini sono danneggiati con perdita di testo; coperta in cartoncino patinato staccata dalla legatura, alcuni segni del tempo, tagli bruniti con barbe, pagine in buono stato. Riccamente illustrato con disegni in nero, in testo e fuori testo. V edizione. USATO

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        Business Cycles

      New York and London: McGraw Hill Book Company, 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 2 Volumes. Publisher's burgundy cloth with boards ruled in blind and titles in gilt on spine. First edition, first printing with "first edition" stated on the title page of both volumes. Very Good+. Boards lightly bowed, cloth lightly rubbed at tips and top corners lightly bumped. Previous owner (Quigg Newton, Jr., who served as mayor of Denver, Co. from 1947-55) rubber ownership stamp to end sheets in both volumes. Light tide marks visible to top and bottom edge of page blocks, occasionally intruding into margins and a bit of light waviness to pages throughout. Despite flaws, this set presents very well with clean cloth, and gilt very sharp and bright.

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        Business Cycles. A Theoretical, Historical, and Statistical Analysis of the Capitalist Process; [together with] A typed letter signed to George Maiswinkle, defending his decision not to revise Business Cycles a decade later.

      New York & London: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc, 1939 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original maroon cloth, spines ruled in gilt with titles in gilt on black ground, blindstamp border to boards. With 1 published typed letter signed on Harvard University, Department of Economics headed note paper, dated 4 December 1948, laid in. Ownership signatures of Maiswinkle to front free endpapers. Spine ends and corners bruised, extremities lightly rubbed, small knock to text block edge of volume 2, otherwise a bright, internally clean set. The letter folded as usual, otherwise in fine condition. 60 charts to the text. First edition, fifth impression, together with a typed letter signed from Schumpeter to George Maiswinkle, a well-preserved set from Maiswinkle's library with his ownership inscriptions. Maiswinkle was the Assistant Treasurer of the Chilton company, publishers of trade periodicals and automotive manuals who were also known for specialising in colour printing. As Schumpeter's letter indicates, Maiswinkle had written to him on 26 November 1948, presumably to ask whether there was a forthcoming new edition of Business Cycles. Schumpeter's response is firm: "I am not planning any revisions in my two volumes on Business Cycles. The reason for this is that it covers all the relevant material nearly up to the year in which war demand began to assert itself. Ever since, the economic process has been under the influence of this war demand and the attendant inflation, so that the phenomena characteristic of the normal business cycle have been entirely overshadowed. As regards the scientific groundwork and the methods of approach, I have nothing to alter. Allow me to add that the prognosis which would follow from my three cycle schema seems to be fully borne out by postwar events so far, and that I am as convinced as ever that, barring wars, revolutions, and so on, the business process will run on a rising trend of prosperity for about the next fifteen years, though we may expect this general prosperity to be interrupted two or three times by short and sharp recessions". The letter is published from a carbon copy held at Harvard University (see Swedberg, p. 209), and the transcription is printed on page 234 of Swedberg's biography (Princeton University Press, 1991). Swedberg S.010. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Die Terra bringt.

      (Bln, Scherl, 1939). - Erste Ausgabe. * Präsentiert die 38 Spielfilme des Jahres, meist mit 3 Tafeln. Vorgestellt werden: Jud Süß. Wunderbar kann eine Lüge sein. Zwei Welten. Brand im Ozean. Der Opernball. Das Wirtshaus vom Roten Husaren. Der Kommandant. Achtung! Feind hört mit! Paradies der Junggesellen. Kleider machen Leute. Die gute Sieben. Lauter Liebe. Zentrale Rio. Alarm auf Station III. Johannisfeuer. Weißer Flieder. Frau im Strom. Frau nach Maß. Falschmünzer. Flucht ins Dunkel. Tatort Westbahnhof. Die fremde Frau. Kornblumenblau. Wer küsst Madelaine? Hochzeit mit Hinternissen. Der Polizeifunk meldet. Maria Ilona. Kitty und die Weltkonferenz. Jeder Film wird beschrieben, genannt werden Spielleiter (Regisseure): Brauer, Bolvary, Engels, Gründgens, Hartl, Hofmann, Janson, Käutner, Lamprecht, Liebensteiner, Mayring, von Norman, van der Noss, Rabenalt, Rittau, Rühmann, Seitz und Stemmle. SchauspielerInnen, Musiker u.a. Graphische Gestaltung: Heinrich Braune. Am Schluß mit dem Hinweis, daß es Änderungen geben kann. Das betrifft wohl auch den Film Jud Süß. der im Buch ohne Nennung von Schauspielern und mit der Regie von Peter Paul Brauer angekündigt wird. Das Thema wanderte im selben Jahr zur Ufa, wo Veit Harlan die Regie übernahm. Einzig die Musik blieb bei Wolfgang Zeller. Vergl. den ausführlichen Wikipedia-Artikel. Im Anhang nennt der Band noch auf einem Blatt 38 "Kulturfilme" mit Spielleitung (u.a. Filme über Bayreuth, Stifter, Japanisches Leben, Kapitäne der Landstrasse, Radfahrer und Fallschirmschützen) und auf einem weiteren Blatt noch 14 Kurzfilme mit Spielleitung und Darstellern (u.a von Karl Valentin, von Alten, Rabenalt und Noss). Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 3001 38/30,4 cm. 90 Bl. in 2 verschraubten Leisten in Ill. OLeinenmappe mit Druckknopfverschluss. Die beiden Schrauben aus dem hinteren Deckel gebrochen, minimal gebraucht. Inhalt sehr schön. Programm 1939/40. Hrsg. vom Terra-Werbedienst durch Günter Zöllner unter Mitarbeit von Alfred Bauer, Hans Boht, Wilhelm Busch, Rosemarie Clausen, Hans Liska, Bruno Skibbe, u.a. Texte: Erich Knauf Mit zahlreichen, meist ganzseitigen Abbildungen. [Attributes: First Edition]

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