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        Dicziunari Rumantisch Grischun. Publichà Societa Retorumantscha cul agüd de la confederaziun, dal chantun Grischun e da la lia Rumantscha. Fundà da Robert de Planta e Florian Melcher. 7 volumes + 25 Faschiculi (105 -130/131).

      Cuoira, Bischofberger & Co, 1939/46-1998. Cloth. Illustrations. *volume 7 binding repaired, librarysticker on spine and endpaper, librarystamp on titlepage, cloth partly discoloured, some spines slightly damaged, otherwise good condition*.Volume 1: A-AZÜR, Volume 2: B-BYSCHOEUAR, Volume 3: C-CNUTTER, Volume 4: CO-CYTRA, Volume 5: DA-DZINIR E-EZAR, Volume 6: FAI FUZALINA, Volume 7: G-GYRA.Faschicul 105. H-HOIA I, 106. HOIA I-HUTSCHA I, 107. HUTSCHA I - IL I, 108. IL I - IMMOBIL, 109. IMMOBIL-IMPISSAMAINT, 110. IMPISSAMAINT-IMPROMETTER, 111. IMPROMETTER-INAMIANZA, 112. INAMIANZA-INCITAR, 113. INCITAR-INCULPAR, 114. INCULPAR-INDRIZZAR, 115/116. INDRIZZAR-INEXTIRPABEL. INDICES, 117. INFADÀ-INFRAGANT, 118. INFRAGANT-INGRANDIR, 119. INGRANDIR-INGUOTTA, 120. INGUOTTA-INQUAL, 121. INQUAL-INSCHNUR, 122. INSCHNUR-INSTAR, 123. INSTAR-INTANT, 124. INTANT-INTERIM, 125. INTERIM-INTOPPAR, 126. INTOPPAR-INTSCHESS, 127. INTSCHESS-INVESTIR I, 128. INVESTIR I - INVOLAR, 129. INVOLAR-IPSOMETRIC. INDICES, 130/131. IR-ISCHIAR II

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat ISIS]
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        "Go Ahead!!" The Crockett Almanac 1840, Containing Adventures, Exploits, Sprees & Scrapes in the West, & Life and Manners in the Backwoods

      Nashville, Tennessee: Ben Harding. [1939]. First. First edition. Vol.2, No. 2. Octavo. 33, (1)pp., illustrated. Stitched illustrated self-wrappers. Lacks the last leaf, presumably the rear wrap, untrimmed edges with tears and small chips, a good copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Interavia ABC 1939

      Geneve: Societe Anonyme D'Editions Aeronautiques Internationales, 1939. International Directory of Aviation. Blue/Grey Cloth with Gold Lettering. Based on documentation up to June 30, 1939. Previous owner's name inside. Binding slightly faded and some smudging. (Ref.#ACC-AV8).. 3rd Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 6-1/2" - 9-1/2" Tall. Aviation.

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        A Motorcade of "The World of Tomorrow" April 30, 1938

      New York World's Fair Incorporated, New York 1939 - One of 500 hand numbered copies this one issued to G. Lynn Summer with beautiful full page color lithographs in red, white, blue and black. Spiral bound in red plastic and in the publisher's original blue pebbled cloth with a white paper label stamped in black on the front cover. Sixteen leaves printed on both sides. Book measures 19 X 24.38 inches (48.26 x 61.93 cm.). Given out to potential donors or orgaizers as an invitation to participate. Also signed on the back invitation page by the fair's president Grover Whalen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie, Booksellers A.B.A.A]
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      Paris: Obelisk, (1939) - First Edition, First Printing of the author's fourth book, banned in the U.S. until 1961. This scarce copy, in publisher's red wraps, published in Paris in February 1939, is in simply very good condition considering its limited budget upon publication It retains the scarce errata slip tipped in preceding the FFEP. The price (175.00 fr)is clear on the lower rear cover, the the lower left corner of the rear cover bears a small tear, yet with all its faults this highly uncommon copy remains as complete as any we've seen. An exceedingly worthwhile literary collectible. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mystery Pier Books, Inc.,ABAA, ILAB, ABA]
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        Tarzan the Magnificent

      Burroughs, 1939. 1st. hardcover. Former owner's name on front pastedown hidden by dj flap else a VERY FINE bright copy in a gorgeous NF/FINE bright 1st state (laminated) dj w/some very very slight wear at head of spine.

      [Bookseller: CANFORD BOOK CORRAL]
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        Original drawing for "The Happy End": to illustrate the story "Cash in Hand", depicting a hunter with his shotgun raised, and a snarling dog beside some dead palmetto branches

      [New York, 1939] - Fine sporting drawing by Churchill Ettinger, illustrating the scene in the story by Ben Ames Williams, "Cash in Hand", where a huntsman named Woodward misinterprets the apparent disobedience of the dog Cash, who prevents him from stepping on a large rattlesnake Published in "The Happy End", 1939, at p. 90. 7 x 8 inches, with generous margins, 9-1/2 x 14-1/4 inches overall. Pen and ink on paper, signed at right of drawing. Tape ghosts on top corners, slight soiling in one margin, not affecting image. Siegel, p. 198 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Ur Excavations, Volume V, The Ziggurat and Its Surroundings

      Joint Expedition of the British Museum and of the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, to Mesopotamia, London 1939 - xiv, 150, 88 plates of which 25 are folding plans, sections, elevations etc. Publisher's half maroon buckram with cream paper-covered boards, black titles to spine. Covers slightly dust stained. Details of the excavation of the ziggurat terrace at Ur which was frequently modified from the Archaic period to the reign of Nabonidus. No stamps or inscriptions. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      - (DENSLOW,W.W.)illus. ORIGINAL ART: QUEEN OF HEARTS 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]

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        At Swim - Two Birds

      Pantheon Books, 1939. Fine/Fine. "A wildly comic send-up of Irish literature and culture, At Swim-Two-Birds is the story of a young, lazy, and frequently drunk Irish college student who lives with his curmudgeonly uncle in Dublin. When not in bed (where he seems to spend most of his time) or reading he is composing a mischief-filled novel about Dermot Trellis, a second-rate author whose characters ultimately rebel against him and seek vengeance. From drugging him as he sleeps to dropping the ceiling on his head, these figures of Irish myth make Trellis pay dearly for his bad writing. Hilariously funny and inventive, At Swim-Two-Birds has influenced generations of writers, opening up new possibilities for what can be done in fiction. It is a true masterpiece of Irish literature." Best known book of the Irish genius. Scarce. Minor chipping to top of dust jacket spine. This is a 1st US edition.

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      Paris: Ambroise Vollard, 1939. No. 11 OF 35 COPIES printed on Imperial Japon (from a total edition of 260, 240 of them for sale) n. Hardcover. A Dazzling Masterpiece of Design and Execution. 387 x 286 mm (15 1/4 x 11 1/4"). 130 pp., [4]. Translated into French by Elisabeth M. Denis-Graterolle. No. 11 OF 35 COPIES printed on Imperial Japon (from a total edition of 260, 240 of them for sale). MAGNIFICENT MIDNIGHT BLUE MOROCCO, EXTRAVAGANTLY GILT AND DELICATELY INLAID, BY PAUL BONET (stamp-signed on front turn-in and dated "1946" on rear turn-in), each cover with a starburst of inlaid morocco ribbons at center in shades of lavender, periwinkle blue, olive green, and rosy brown, this central design the point of emanation for 22 radiations (each comprising 10 parallel wavy gilt fillets), these undulating lines intersecting and filling the covers and the flat spine with an intricate design, salmon pink suede doublures and endleaves, all edges gilt. Original printed paper wrappers preserved. In the original (just slightly marked) leather-lined, morocco-trimmed chemise and matching slipcase. With 69 lithographs by Maurice Denis, 13 of these full-page and in color, two of the headpieces in color; WITH AN ADDITIONAL SUITE OF THE 13 PLATES in black and white at the end, preceded by three plates printed with thumbnails of the engravings. For the binding: Bonet "Carnets" 766. A FLAWLESS COPY. This is without doubt the finest 20th century continental binding we have ever offered for sale, and it is among the most beautiful modern bindings of any kind that we have owned. It is the epitome of a Bonet binding, brilliantly displaying the characteristics for which he was best known--superb design, artful inlays, and amazing, precisely tooled gilt fillets that create a three-dimensional effect. According to "Carnets" 766, the present binding was designed by Bonet, then was executed by René Desmules, with gilding by Cochel. Bonet notes that this is the second binding he designed for a copy of this work, and that it is even more pleasing than the first. It is not too much to say that it is a masterpiece of composition and execution. Francis Thompson (1859-1907) had hoped to become a priest, but studied medicine instead at his physician-father's urging. He was most ill-suited for a medical career and was traumatized by the surgeries (in fact, he wrote poems which used to great effect residual nightmarish images from his experiences with pathologies). He left medical school, began smoking opium, and lived for a couple of years on the streets of London. He sent manuscripts of his poetry to Wilfred Meynell, editor of the Catholic literary journal "Merry England," who was impressed, who published several of the works, and who befriended Thompson by taking him in and helping him to break his addiction. The poet's talent blossomed, but ill health drove him back to drugs, and he died at age 48 from what is believed to have been beriberi. According to "Cézanne to Picasso: Ambroise Vollard, Patron of the Avant-garde," our version of Thompson's "Poems" had been anticipated since July of 1930, when our publisher wrote to Meynell about the rights to an edition, for which he apparently paid 3,000 francs (the translator was paid 10,000 francs for her work in November of the following year). Artist Maurice Denis (1870-1945) was a prominent member of the Symbolist and Les Nabis schools of painting, being--with Pierre Bonnard and Édouard Vuillard--the most well-known figure in the latter rebel group of Post-Impressionist avant-garde artists. Three books illustrated by him are included in "The Artist & the Book, 1860-1960." Some copies of this item contain a second additional suite of plates as well as an original watercolor by Denis (not found here). Our binding was sold as lot #195 at the 22 June 1999 Sotheby's New York auction for a hammer price of $25,000.

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        Finnegans Wake

      New York: The Viking Press, 1939: First Edition, First Printing. Though the dust jacket is price clipped, it is still identifiable as the original first printing dust jacket, as it states "First Regular Edition" on the front flap and later printings would be noted as such in it's place. In Near Fine condition, in a Good+ dust jacket. Cloth shows faint rubbing. Gilt stamping remains very fresh and sharp. Tear with creases to one page, which has been lightly repaired with archival mending tissue. Hinge at half title page slightly over-opened. Bookplate from previous owner to front paste down. The dust jacket shows rubbing, edge wear, sunning to spine, chipping and creasing, with a large tear to the front panel that has been repaired from the verso. Presents well.

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        Theses presentees a la faculte des sciences de L'universite de Paris. Pour obtenir , Le Grade de docteur es sciences mathematiques. (1re These. Contribution a l'etude des fonctions derivables d'une variable reelle. 2e These. Propositions donnees par La

      Almquist et Wiksells, Uppsala (Stockholm), 1939 - 44 pages, Luxury Binding, Blue Leather & mottled paper hardback Very Good, Contents fair, light water staining to sides & minor edge damage not affecting the text. Page numbers include 318 to 358. last page Deuxieme These Propositions donnees par la faculte surfaces minima. Vu et approuve Paris, le 7 Juillet 1939. le doyende la faculte des sciences. CH. Maurain . Extra items includes 2 typed documents by Gorny, poss extra info? + Gorny printed papers + photograph + envelope from Gorny to Mademoiselle J. Rabinouiteh, sent 1940 + large poster Universite de Clermont -- Universite de Strasbourg, Facultes des Sciences annee scholaire 1939-1940, les cours et conferences des facultes s'ouvriront le Lundi 6 Novembre 1939. certificate detudes superieures. Looks like a list of the different lectures and names the professeurs & days/ times ( poster is damaged at corners where glued to wall and pulled off? , underlined in red are lectures by M. Gorny, and with tears. All the text is French and I do not speak French. But unique. Poss. Anton Gorny's own copy ?? From Wikipedia about Laurent Schwartz, mais il découvre le monde de la recherche mathématique et commence sa thèse à Clermont-Ferrand, où l'université de Strasbourg est délocalisée. Pendant que ses recherches progressent, la guerre bat son plein. Sa santé fragile l'empêche de rejoindre la résistance. L'inefficacité du mouvement trotskiste le remplit de frustration. Deux étudiants sont en même temps que Schwartz à Clermont : Felbau, un étudiant d'Ehresmann et Gorny, un réfugié politique qui avait passé une thèse avec Szolem Mandelbrojt. Feldau fut déporté à Auschwitz en novembre 1943 et Gorny en septembre 1942 ( from computer translation looks like Gorny died at Auschwitz concentration camp ?). The photograph just may be author with students & professors outside a University ? 23 x 30cm Approx [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      J.M.Dent & Sons.Ltd.London.,1939 - First Edition of the author’s first book.Illustrated with 8 mono plates.Many copies were pulped during the war making this a scarce title.In a letter to a collector written in 1951 Davies reported having no spare copies of this book and that his best guess was that no more than 600 were in existence.Original blue cloth with blind stamped device to upper board,titles to spine gilt,top edge stained blue.With the rare dustjacket.Spine a little dull but an excellent copy in the nicked and mildly tanned dustjacket with a single tiny chip at one corner.:wph. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        Shakespeare's Boy Actors

      J. M. Dent & Sons Limited, London - 1939, 1st Edition. () Very good in good dust jacket. vii,207,[1]pp. Octavo. Rich blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine and stamped decoration on front cover. Very light wear to ends of spine and corners. Previous owners name on front free endpaper in blue ink. Some foxing on the page before the frontis and the title page. B.W frontis showing Edward Kynaston, the last of the boy actors. Contains 8 B / W plates in very good condition with only some minor wrinkling. Light foxing on a couple of pages throughout- otherwise a clean and tight copy. In RARE dust jacket, price clipped. Dust jacket is discoloured at spine and edges with some professional restoration done, including to a 4" closed tear down front of dust jacket. A lovely copy. Davies’ first book, his Oxford honours thesis, reflects his early and abiding interest in play-acting and illusion. Very rare especially in dust jacket. Canadian Author . 1st Edition in Rare Dust Jacket [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      J.M. Dent & Sons, London 1939 - First edition of the author's rare first book. 8vo., pp. vii, 207, [1] [Bibliography]. Publisher's [electric] blue cloth covered boards, clean blue topstain, gilt-lettered at the spine with the blind-embossed crest on the front cover. Eight black & white plates. A very nice, near fine or better copy, in a very good or better copy of the rare [pc] illustrated white dustwrapper showing minimal use; 1 tear neatly mended on the verso of the back panel. An excellent, bright, unfaded example of this Davies highspot & in definite collector's condition. Davies account of the life & training of the Elizabethan boy actors, a consideration of their particular abilities & shortcomings, & discussion of the extent to which these actors set free or hampered Shakespeare in his female characterizations. Very scarce indeed. Most of the edition was pulped to accommodate the paper shortage of the war years. Perhaps a few hundred copies were actually sold which accounts for its infrequent appearance on the market. In the last twenty-five years, less than a dozen copies have surfaced in varying states of perfection or lack thereof, usually without dustwrapper, in both the Toronto & Montreal markets. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Navajo Medicine Man: Sandpaintings and Legends of Miguelito

      New York: J.J. Augustin Publisher. (1939). First. First edition. Folio. 83, [48]pp. Illustrated with color plates, printed on imported handmade Japanese paper. Near fine with some light wear to the spine in an original, very good cardboard slipcase with some foxing and age-toning. Images from the John Frederick Huckel Collections. One of 500 copies. Very scarce in slipcase. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Fate Of Homo-Sapiens

      London, Secker and Warburg. 1939, 1939. First Edition, INCRIBED. Publisher's cloth; some edgwear, with local spotting/sunning and discolour, some edge spotting. Very good, in similar dust wrapper; worn, with a few nick and tears, but presentable. Inscribed by Wells to title page: "To Evan / Bless him / and spare him./ HGW." The inscription is finished off with a swirling, spiral figure which may depict Mr.Wells' head, part of a snail or possibly a sketch of a biological cell of some kind. It is a little difficult to tell, the inside of Mr.Wells' head being somewhat complex and given to large ideas. Easier to discern is the identity of Evan; Evan Frederic Morgan, 2nd Viscount Tredegar. Founder of the Tredegar Memorial Lecture, Royal Society of Literature, soldier, sportsman and literary patron. His parties at Tredegar House became somewhat notorious in their day, and H.G.Wells was amongst his many regular guests, (along with George Bernard Shaw, Augustus John and Nancy Cunard, which probably means they were the kind of party where one didn't have to lay on extra entertainment), apart from the larger than life qualities of most of his guests the Viscount's parties were also frequented by members of his large menagerie, including a boxing kangaroo called Somerset. From the tone of the inscription, it appears tha Mr.Wells may have been pleading for his host's soul. Shorter New Cambridge Bibliography (Eng.Lit.) 1293-8.

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        Anne of Ingleside (Signed)

      McClelland and Stewart, Toronto 1939 - Original bright blue cloth on boards. DJ missing lower right corner and pieces head and foot of spine. Front flap separated but present. No taping or other repairs. This was the last book published in the author's lifetime. Signed, "Yours cordially, L.M. Montgomery" on first free endpaper. No other writing. Lower front corner bumped. Since this book is on consignment, our usual discounts do not apply. 323 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dave Shoots, Bookseller]
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      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1939. First Edition. First Printing with the date 1939 on both the title and copyright page, and with the Fourth Avenue address for the publisher on the copyright page. In Good condition. In a first issue dust jacket, with the price of $2.00 intact. Label at top corner of front free end paper. Clean text, pages have occasional smudge or sign of use. Light toning to pages. Title page was once detached, but has been expertly repaired with Japanese tissue, and the rear end paper has a repaired rip as well. Exterior shows edge wear. The dust jacket is a bit fragile, especially along the folds where splitting is present. Jacket has chipping with loss, creasing and wear. The rear panel shows soiling, and has multiple scratches to the surface.

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        A Book On Duck Shooting

      The Penn Publishing Company, Philadelphia 1939 - A LIMITED FIRST EDITION, 99 COPIES SPECIALLY MADE FOR THE AUTHOR AND SIGNED BY HIM AND THE ILLUSTRATOR, #71/99. Lacks slipcase, extra suite of plates not included. 540pp, bound in full goat leather, with gilt bright, color illustration mounted on front cover, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers, printed by Plimpton Press. Binding and hinges tight, NO OWNERSHIP MARKINGS, NOR LABELS. Illustrated throughout. Front cover shows a nibbled corner, with slight corner nibbling to first 135 pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Grapes of Wrath -- Signed

      Viking 1939 - Sixth printing with "June 1939" on copyright page and "Sixth Printing" on lower right corner of front flap of dust jacket. SIGNED BY JOHN STEINBECK on the half-title page. Very good plus with slight foxing to top of spine and edges of boards; interior clean and unmarked, save for minor offsetting to endpapers. In a very good dust jacket ($2.75 price intact) with bright and clean front and rear panels and flaps. Spine slightly sunned and with a few scratches, and spine and flap folds rubbed. Clear tape repair inside and out at spine ends and along front edge of spine, with some carry-over to left edge of front panel; however, this is not obtrusive and detracts very little from the overall attractiveness of the jacket. A very nice early signed copy of this 20th Century high spot. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      - (DENSLOW,W.W.)illus. ORIGINAL ART: TO MARKET, TO MARKET TO BUY A FAT PIG 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]

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        Nuzi: The Report of the Excavations at Yorgan Tepa near Kirkuk, Iraq, 1927-1931, by Harvard University in conjunction with the American Schools of Oriental Research and the University Museum of Philadelphia. (Complete),

      Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA 1939 - 2 volumes. Folio. Original maroon cloth, gilt spine titles. Volume I is text; Volume II contains the plates and the plans, most of the latter folding. Only the slightest rubbing at the corners else this is a fine set. 141 plates and 44 plans. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Original pen, ink and watercolour

      1939. Original artwork in pen, ink and watercolour on paper. Image approximately 900 × 740 mm. Signed and dated William M. Timlin 1939 to the lower right. Framed. This magnificent illustration is probably a finished work for a book titled "The Building of a Fairy City" which was is in progress but never published before Timlin's death. His noted work The Ship that Sailed to Mars (1923) was in progress for two years and expanded until in its final form it had 48 pages of text and 48 colour plates, showing remarkable flights of fantasy, before being published by George Harrap, who decided not to typeset the text but run with the original calligraphy. Timlin moved to Kimberley, South Africa in 1912 and designed a number of important buildings in Kimberley while pursuing his interest in art, turning out a large number of watercolour fantasies in addition to oils, pastels, etchings and periodical illustrations. His work was regularly exhibited. He also wrote stories and composed music. He died in 1943.

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      NY: Knopf, (1939) - First Edition of Chandler's classic debut novel, a Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone and a modern highspot of virtually iconic reputation. Basis, of course, for two film adaptations, the primary one the stellar Howard Hawks 1946 production with Bogart and Bacall. A tight, square, fresh, very near fine copy of the book housed in wonderful custom cloth clamshell box. A true literary collectible. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mystery Pier Books, Inc.,ABAA, ILAB, ABA]
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        The Amazing Bushman (Art in South Africa)

      Red Fawn Press 1939 - this item consists of three parts. 1. the 36 page book stapled and tied with a leather thong. this is the limited edition. number 140 of only 200 produced.2. 33 loose reproductions. these consist of numbered photographs and drawings on a brown backing board with a brief description. .3.most important is the original battiss watercolour after a painting at fraaiuitzicht, rouxville district OFS. the painting is of a bushman figure. it is marked 'exact size'. the top of the paper frame is marked 'extra plate'. the frame of the painting is foxed as is the book especially the early pages. the photos have no foxing.the book has no inscriptions but the binding is a little torn around the staple. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Yearling

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1939. (WYETH, N.C.) One of 770 copies SIGNED by the author and illustrator, with facsimile letter and 2 extra illustrations for this limited edition. Small 4to. Illustrated by N.C. Wyeth. 400 pp. Fine in publisher's full blue cloth, in the original cardboard sleeve and broken slipcase

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      The Verona Press, London 1939 - With Coloured litographs by Marie Laurencin. Colophon: "the edition consists of twelve hundred numbered copies of which Nos. 1-30 were signed by the artist". This copy is number 943. La sobrecubierta se encuentra en muy buen estado salvo dos cortes horizontales en el lomo sin pérdida de material. Este ejemplar contiene además una Publisher Note en una hoja adherida luego de la portada 316 págs.

      [Bookseller: Valentin Peremiansky]
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        The Grapes of Wrath

      The Viking Press 1939 - New York: The Viking Press, 1939. First Edition, Third Printing, in original third printing dust jacket (as stated on front flap), and price intact. In Very Good condition. Previous owner details to front free end paper. Shelf lean to spine. Ink-like stain to top edge of page block and slightly to edge of cloth. The dust jacket shows light toning, soiling, a few small chips, wear to folds, with a small hole to the front flap fold and a few tape repairs made from the verso. Presents well. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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      NY: S&S, 1939 - Published in New York by Simon and Schuster in 1939. First Edition, 1939 stated on title page. This book has a protective cover over the DJ. Book very good except for wearing on corners, spine ends, and joints, slight fading and discoloration on boards, spine, and randomly throughout inside pages. DJ good except for chipping on corners, wearing and creasing along top and bottom edges, missing piece of top spine end, 2 inch tear on top edge of front cover near spine, chipping on bottom spine end, 1 1/2" tear on top edge of back cover, DJ detached at front spine joint, fading and discoloration on covers, spine and inside flaps. DJ has been price clipped. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        "Plattegrond van Rotterdam, zonder het randwerk], ets, 1694, 110 x 122 cm (samen 6 bladen), gesigneerd r.o.: ""Romanus de Hooghe J.U.D. et Com. R. auctor 1694"".".

      "Exemplaar handgekleurd, in lijst achter glas (met een kist voor transport). L p.365; H 328b; A.C. de Neve, 'De kaart van De Vou', in: NRC 30-12-1939; B. van 't Hoff, 'De plattegronden van de stad Rotterdam', in: Het Boek 30 (1949/51) 63-64; P. Ratsma, Historische plattegronden van Nederlandse steden deel 2, Rotterdam (Alphen a/d Rijn 1984); M.H.G. Clement-van Alkemade, B.M.J. Speet en A.G. van der Steur, Historische plattegronden van Nederlandse steden, deel 6, Haarlem (Alphen aan de Rijn 1993) p.44; A.G. van der Steur, 'De grote kaart van Haarlem van Romeyn de Hooghe uit 1688', in: Spiegel Historiael 29 (1994) 21-25"."Grote, zeer gedetailleerde kaart die op naam staat van J. de Vou. In cartouche rechtsboven: ""Rotterdam met al syn gebouwen ... Ao 1694 door Joannes de Vou"". Na de succesvolle plattegrond van Haarlem uit 1688/89 kreeg De Hooghe op 25 september 1690 opdracht van burgemeesteren van Rotterdam voor een Rotterdams equivalent. Het resultaat viel echter tegen, want op 11 januari 1692 schreven burgemeesteren aan De Hooghe niet tevreden te zijn. De kaart was ""met menigvuldig vauten vervult en schijnt meerder naer oude kaerten getrocken, dan naer de ware geschapenheyt van onse stad te gelijken"". Na verbeteringen kwam de kaart in 1694 gereed. De Hooghe kreeg er ruim tweeduizend gulden voor betaald. Uit een advertentie van 1696 blijkt dat De Vou de kaart had getekend en dat De Hooghe haar ""in 't koper"" bracht.De Vou kreeg slechts honderd gulden betaald voor zijn aandeel. Evenals de kaart van Haarlem is er een uitgebreid randwerk (bij ons exemplaar niet aanwezig) dat o.a. bestaat uit een groot panorama op de stad, twaalf stadsgezichten en een groot aantal familiewapens. Een gemonteerd exemplaar van deze kaart meet 175 x 225 cm. RdH142"

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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        FIVE BEARS AND MIRANDA. Inscribed.

      The MacMillan Company,, New York 1939 - Beston, Henry. FIVE BEARS AND MIRANDA. Signed. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1939. First Edition beautifully Inscribed by Henry Beston on the front free endpaper. "Dear Lindsay - this book was written by a friend of your father's who likes bears. Merry Christmas! Henry Beston". Square 8vo. Unpaginated. 64 pp. A near fine copy of this timeless Henry Beston children's classic featuring five bears as precocious as Michael Bond's Paddington Bear and A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh in blue cloth, brown titles and decorations in a bright, fresh illustrated dustwrapper with some light use. Wonderful illustrations by Frank Dobias. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Typed Contract Signed between Fonda and Twentieth-Century Fox, a one-year contact to begin with the completion of DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK (1939) - a period covering the making of THE GRAPES OF WRATH (1940)

      Los Angeles, august 25, 1939. 4to (8-1/2 x 11 inches). 24pp. + 5pp. photocopy of the studio's Synopsis of Employment Contract (amended through 1942). Two holes punched at left margin. Fine copy . Under the terms outlined in this contract (e.g., $3,250 per week), Henry Fonda was destined to star in the film which won him an Academy Award nomination for best actor, the film by which he is possibly best remembered, and a film regarded by many one of the greatest films to come out of Hollywood: THE GRAPES OF WRATH (1940), directed by John Ford, from the novel by John Steinbeck. Production on THE GRAPES OF WRATH began early in October of 1939 -- only a few weeks after this contract was signed

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Yearling, The

      1939. first edition. With an Autograph Letter from Marjorie Rawlings"I suppose "The Yearling" is the favorite of my books"[WYETH, N.C., illustrator]. RAWLINGS, Marjorie Kinnan. The Yearling. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1939. First Wyeth edition. Limited to 770 copies signed by the author and the illustrator. Quarto (9 1/4 x 7 inches; 236 x 179 mm.). [x], 400 pp. Fourteen full-page color plates, two black and white plates and two-page facsimile letter from Wyeth.Publishers aqua blue cloth over boards, front cover stamped in gilt, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut, color pictorial endpapers. A fine copy in the original publisher's cardboard sleeve (with black label lettered in gilt) and slipcase.Loosely inserted is a typed autograph letter, dated "April 4, 1944", signed by Rawlings "Dear Herbert; I am sorry to be so late in writing to you, but I did appreciate your letter. In answer to your question, I suppose "The Yearling" is the favorite of my books. My own pointer, Moe, has taken to running away lately, probably because he is restless since the close of the hunting season. Good luck and good wishes, [Signed] Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings"The Yearling was the number one best seller for twenty-three consecutive weeks in 1938. As the best-selling novel in America in 1938 it sold over 250,000 copies in 1938 alone. The Yearling won the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel in 1939.Allen and Allen, p. 215-216; Dykes, Wyeth, 278.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The Yearling

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1939 - (WYETH, N.C.) One of 770 copies SIGNED by the author and illustrator, with facsimile letter and 2 extra illustrations for this limited edition. Small 4to. Illustrated by N.C. Wyeth. 400 pp. Fine in publisher's full blue cloth, in the original cardboard sleeve and broken slipcase [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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      Faber & Faber Limited. London. 1939. FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo.(8.8 x 6.6 inches). 45pp. Finely bound in recent full red morocco leather, single gilt ruled border on boards. Spine lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. A fine copy of this classic book in an attractive leather binding. Only 3005 copies were printed.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Heart's Desire

      Paris: (Golden Cockerel Press), (1939). Octavo. 43pp., + (7)ff. One of 70 copies printed for private circulation at the Tintern Press under the direction of Christopher Sandford of the Golden Cockerel Press. With a title-page illustration and seven erotic copper engravings by John Buckland Wright. The book was written by Sandford under a pseudonym due to its erotic content. Small spot to spine, which shows slight toning, else fine in quarter vellum and ivory buckram. A scarce work.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Death in the House

      Hodder & Stoughton: London,, 1939. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. An exceptional copy in the very lightly creased dust jacket. First edition, first impression. A stunning book.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Legend of Useppa

      Self-published - No date, but circa 1939. 5 ½ in. x 7 ¾ in. 35 pp. Black and white historical photos (inc. a portrait of Barron Collier, Sr.), plus drawings and a map. Blue cloth with black titling on the front cover. Loosely inserted are the bookplates of Barron G. Collier, Sr. (1873-1939) and of his son Barron Collier, Jr. who died in 1976. The bookplates indicate that this copy probably came from the library of one of Barron Collier's heirs. Useppa Island is off the west coast of Florida, near Gasparilla, Sanibel, and Captiva islands. It had been used by pirates as a safe haven. Legends of sunken treasure were just that---legends. Because of its archaeological significance the island was added to the U. S. National Register of Historic Places. Barron Collier bought the island in 1911, enlarging an existing hotel and adding tennis courts and a golf course. In 1960 the island was used as a training site for Cuban exiles who were preparing for the Bay of Pigs invasion. Collier was a public figure of some renown. Under his leadership, the Collier family became the largest land developer in Florida, and were involved in such projects as drainage of the Everglades. In 1923 the Florida legislature named a county in his honor. He was also a public figure in New York state, where, among other duties, he was special deputy commissioner for public safety and introduced white and yellow lines to divide traffic lanes on highways. He was decorated by nine foreign governments. John Law Kerr (1862-1952) was Barron Collier's uncle and managed various properties for the Collier companies. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Hardy Boys: The Twisted Claw

      Grosset & Dunlap 1939 - FIRST EDITION of Franklin W. Dixon's The Twisted Claw. Published in New York by Grosset & Dunlap in 1939. First Edition according to the Carpentieri Bibliography (1939 A-1). Book fine. DJ very good plus, slight wear along edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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