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        The Patience of Maigret

      London: George Routledge and Sons,, 1939. Translated from the French by Geoffrey Sainsbury. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered gilt. With the dust jacket. Ownership signature to front free endpaper. Spine gently rolled, head of spine slightly toned; an excellent copy in the bright, slightly ragged jacket, with loss to head of spine and rear panel, 6 cm closed tear to head of front panel with small chip at top. First edition in English, first impression, with the scarce dust jacket designed by E. McKnight Kauffer. The book was originally published in Paris under the title La Tête d'un Homme in 1931. Georges Simenon (1903-1989), the prolific Belgium writer, is best known for his Maigret series, featuring the fictional French detective, Inspector Jules Maigret, who appears in 75 novels and 28 short stories.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Happy End (Introduction). Typescript introduction, published as "The Happy Road". [And:] Original Typescript Foreword by Kenneth Roberts

      New York: Harold Ober, 40 East 49th Street, 1939. Published by the Derrydale Press in 1939. Submission copy from agent, with typewritten title page, 49 pp., typed rectos only. Foreword by Roberts, 3 pp., signed by him in pencil on the last page. 1 vols. 8vo. Black brad-bound wrappers. Agent's label on front cover. The introduction and foreword to the volume of sporting stories by the only best-selling author associated with the press.

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        'Long Shore. Foreword by Gordon Grand. Illustrations by Arthur D. Fuller

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1939. First Edition, One of 750 copies, this one marked "HH" on the box label and the colophon, and signed by the author. Frontispiece and six full-page drawings of ducks, decoys, and hunters. xviii, [i], 1-108 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Full red morocco gilt, glassine jacket, original publisher's box with printed label on upper cover, uncut at fore and lower edges. Some very minor scattered foxing to initial three leaves. Some fading and rubbing to box, with some loss. Bookplate. An attractive copy.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        PARSONS, LABETTE COUNTY, KANSAS. YEARS FROM 1869 TO 1895. STORY OF THE "THE BENDERS."

      [Parsons: Bell Bookcraft Shop, n.d. (ca 1939)]. - First edition. 8vo. Original blue cloth, titles stamped in gold on front cover, [4], 117 [blank], plus 7 pp. of index and notes. This rare book tells of the settlers of Parsons and incidents that took place there through the years 1869 to 1895. Six Guns 534 & 1208 say "Contains a chapter on the Benders." Listed twice by Six Guns as by "Curry" and again as "Kansas." Affixed to the verso of the title page is a newspaper clipping that says in part, "Thanks to the unselfishness and fine civic spirit of Mrs. Belle Curry, city librarian, Parsons has a new book that in the years to come will prove invaluable to all who have any interest in the history of the "Queen City of the Plains." "At her own expense, because she thought the city should have such a book, Mrs. Curry has had a neat volume published detailing events of historical importance between the years 1869 and 1895. The book is entirely a compilation of information from The Sun, the old Eclipse and Republican newspapers." "It is an exceedingly interesting volume, relating events from the time W. K. Hayes on June 19, 1869, located at the confluence of the Big and Little Labette creeks near the townsite and established a village known as Mendota. The book concludes with the story of the murderous Bender family. Mrs. Curry had 50 copies of the book printed. She has given some of them away." Mrs. Curry was the only librarian the public library ever had, taking the job when the library was founded in 1907. Some light cosmetic restoration to the spine ends and corners, else a very good, tight copy of a rare book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        British & American Game-Birds. With a chapter on shooting in America by Eugene V. Connett

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1939. No. 34 of 125 copies, signed by the artist, and with a signed pencil remarque of a mallard duck beneath the mounted color frontispiece. Twenty plates in colour by Philip Rickman. 48 pp. 1 vols. Folio. Original brown cloth, tan pigskin spine with brown morocco label, t.e.g. Fine copy in original cardboard slipcase. FINEST COPY SEEN A handsome work, produced in England for The Derrydale Press. Rickman's plates are exceptional.

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        [Album of 6 etchings and aquatint engravings from the personal collection of Eugene V. Connett, 3d]

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1939. Each print of a small limitation, as noted. 3 etchings, 3 aquatint engravings colored by hand, each signed or inscribed by the artist. 1 vols. Folio. Recent half red morocco album, printed title leaf, each print window matted in heavy card mounts, by Aquarius. Fine. A beautiful presentation of Roland Clark prints from the personal collection of Eugene V. Connett, III, publisher of the Derrydale Press. Comprising:1) "Home Waters" Drypoint etching, first proof impression of a scene of nine ducks in flight, used as the frontispiece to the large-format Derrydale retrospective of Roland Clark's Etchings with the title "The Morning Flight". The published etching includes Clark's monogram in lower left (added subsequent to this proof). Ordeman does not note a proof impression in his discussion of the published book. This print is signed and inscribed by the artist "First Proof - to Gene Connett June 10, 1938"; in the foreword to the book, Connett writes "My friend, Roland Clark, has asked me to write a short foreword to this book of his etchings, and, as I obviously admire his work, it is a great pleasure for me to accede to his request. ? That his art has received widespread recognition in this country is common knowledge; but it is not so well known that a large number of his etchings have been sold abroad where the quality of his work is highly appreciated." The foreword is dated June 14, 1938. A unique state of this print, with a fine and meaningful association.2) "Bluebird Weather" Drypoint etching, first proof impression, 1938.3) "The Alarm", hand colored aquatint, 1937. Edition of 250. Copy no. 1.4) "The Scout", hand colored aquatint, 1938. Edition of 250. Copy no. 1.5) "Winter Marsh. Canvasback", hand colored aquatint, 1937. Edition of 250. Copy no. 1.6) "A Memory". Drypoint etching of twelve ducks in flight above a marsh, 1928. Edition of 75. Inscribed to Mrs. Connett. Roland Clark's Etchings (1938) no. 29.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Paris, 16. VI. 1939. - 1 S. Gr.-4to. Die andere Seite mit einem ganzseitigen eh. Schreiben von Döblins Gattin Erna. An Elvira und Arthur Rosin in New York mit der Bitte um die genaue Adresse von Elviras Schwester, Fr. Dr. Rosenthal, die gleichfalls in Paris lebt: "[.] Hier herrscht die alte politische Spannung und Unsicherheit, man weiß nicht, was wirklich gespielt wird; nicht einmal der anglo-russe pacte ist unter Dach. Eben erhalte ich den Kirkegaard Band von Herrn Rosin, schönsten Dank! Ich las drüben auf Ihrer Chaiselounge mittendrin ein paar wunderbare Passagen über Plato. - Apropos Plato: Herr Olschki senior ist nun schon en route, - ihn kennen gelernt zu haben, gehört ja zu den Gewinnen meiner Amerikareise. - Es ist doch eine schöne Stadt, ein gutes reiches kräftiges Land, in dem Sie jetzt sind, Frau Rosin, - schrecklich wie man hier zerkrampft wird und die Lügen einen umringen, man kann nur die Türe zumachen [.]".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        "Gallant Fox" [with:] "Omaha" [and:] "Johnstown"

      [New York: privately printed by The Derrydale Press, 1939. "Gallant Fox" state without jockey. Size of editions unknown, each print produced in very limited quantities. Three sporting aquatint engravings, the first finely hand colored, the others in uncolored state. Oblong folio (24 x 37 inches). Half red morocco album, red morocco label gilt on upper cover, printed title leaf, each print window matted in heavy card mount, by Aquarius. Fine. Beautiful presentation of an exceedingly rare Derrydale sporting print commissioned by William Woodward, New York banker and owner of the Bel Air Stud in Maryland, who also commissioned two of the most desirable books of the press, 'Gallant Fox A Memoir' and 'Cherished Portraits of Thoroughbred Horses'. With the finest possible association, inscribed lower left "To Eugene V. Connett from William Woodward".With two further examples of the privately printed thoroughbred portraits commissioned by Woodward, "Omaha" and "Johnstown", after paintings by the noted artist Martin Stainforth, who painted eleven equestrian portraits for Woodward. Connett's records indciated that only 10 copies of Omaha were produced (Ordeman).

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        Abraham Lincoln: The War Years

      Harcourt, Brace, 1939. First Edition, one of 525 copies on rag paper, numbered and signed by the author. Illustrated with 414 half-tones from photographs and 249 cuts of cartoons, letters and documents. 4 vols. Large, thick 8vo. Gilt buckram, leather spine labels, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Bookplate in each volume on front pastedown, pencil erasure from corner of each free endsheet, a few minor rubs to labels, but a very good or better set, without slipcases. The poet's Pulitzer Prize-winning sequel to THE PRAIRIE YEARS.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Christ in Concrete

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1939. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in dark blue. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the jacket with sunned spine. First UK edition, first impression. First published in the US in 1937. Inspired the 1949 film, Give Us This Day (US title Christ in Concrete). From the publisher's archive their stamp to the title page.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Dragon's Teeth

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1939. A problem in deduction. 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.

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        The Day of the Locust

      New York: Random House,, 1939. Octavo. Original red cloth, printed paper label to spine, blue top-stain. With the dust jacket. Housed in a custom red quarter morocco solander box. Toning to endpaper, light spotting to fore edge, light discolouration to cloth at spine in the dust jacket with shallow chipping to lower portion of flap folds, wear to ends of spine, light spotting to rear panel. A very good copy. First edition, first printing. The quintessential Hollywood novel.

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        Murder Abroad

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1939. 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, first impression. A detective novel, from the Sergeant Bobby Owen series. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket, the front free endpaper and the title page.

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        FIVE BELLS. XX Poems. With six decorations by Norman Lindsay

      Sydney: Frank C. Johnson. 1939. First edition. One of 500 copies. INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY. Publisher?'s original printed wrappers. A better than good copy, the wrappers rubbed, darkened and a little scuffed to the extremities. The contents are clean and complete, the text block edge with a few spots of foxing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in blue ink ?"To Mary / (The Only One) / from Ken Slessor / 27.7.39?". Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Tales of a Sportsman's Wife. [With:] Tales of a Sportsman's Wife. Shooting. [With:] Tales of a Sportsman's Wife. Fishing

      [Boston]: Privately Printed [by D.B. Updike, The Merrymount Press, 1939. First editions, each one of 150 copies. Two etchings signed by the author/artist in pencil at the bottom right in the first volume, 2 more unsigned in the second and none in the third. 18; 57, [3]; 79, [3] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Three quarters cloth and Cockerel marbled boards, spines sunned, else fine. All inscribed to Lois Shaw from Marjorie Prescott.

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        USSR. An Album Illustrating the State Organization and National Econo

      1939. LISSITZKY, El. USSR. An Album Illustrating the State Organization and National Economy of the U.S.S.R. Edited by Ivan V. Sautin and Ivan P. Ivanitsky. 150 pp. Profusely illustrated. Oblong 4to., bound in original flexible boards, in a recent cloth box. [Moscow: 1939]. |~||~||~||~| A fine copy of this little known spectacular example of Lissitzky's brilliance as a book designer, which was published for distribution at the 1939 World's Fair. The book is packed with a vast number of brilliantly coloured charts demonstrating the kind of imaginative use of colour and layout first encountered in the legendary Pickering edition of Euclid published in 1847. It is hard to imagine a more dramatic juxtaposition than the vivid contrast between the dry Soviet statistics on such subjects as sanatoriums and rest homes, and Lissitzky's dramatically imaginative graphics. Rare.

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        [Album of 6 etchings and aquatint engravings from the personal collection of Eugene V. Connett, 3d]

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1939. Each print of a small limitation, as noted. 3 etchings, 3 aquatint engravings colored by hand, each signed or inscribed by the artist. 1 vols. Folio. Recent half red morocco album, printed title leaf, each print window matted in heavy card mounts, by Aquarius. Fine. Each print of a small limitation, as noted. 3 etchings, 3 aquatint engravings colored by hand, each signed or inscribed by the artist. 1 vols. Folio. A beautiful presentation of Roland Clark prints from the personal collection of Eugene V. Connett, III, publisher of the Derrydale Press. Comprising: 1) "Home Waters" Drypoint etching, first proof impression of a scene of nine ducks in flight, used as the frontispiece to the large-format Derrydale retrospective of Roland Clark's Etchings with the title "The Morning Flight". The published etching includes Clark's monogram in lower left (added subsequent to this proof). Ordeman does not note a proof impression in his discussion of the published book. This print is signed and inscribed by the artist "First Proof - to Gene Connett June 10, 1938"; in the foreword to the book, Connett writes "My friend, Roland Clark, has asked me to write a short foreword to this book of his etchings, and, as I obviously admire his work, it is a great pleasure for me to accede to his request. ... That his art has received widespread recognition in this country is common knowledge; but it is not so well known that a large number of his etchings have been sold abroad where the quality of his work is highly appreciated." The foreword is dated June 14, 1938. A unique state of this print, with a fine and meaningful association. 2) "Bluebird Weather" Drypoint etching, first proof impression, 1938. 3) "The Alarm", hand colored aquatint, 1937. Edition of 250. Copy no. 1. 4) "The Scout", hand colored aquatint, 1938. Edition of 250. Copy no. 1. 5) "Winter Marsh. Canvasback", hand colored aquatint, 1937. Edition of 250. Copy no. 1. 6) "A Memory". Drypoint etching of twelve ducks in flight above a marsh, 1928. Edition of 75. Inscribed to Mrs. Connett. Roland Clark's Etchings (1938) no. 29.

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        DIVIDEND ON DEATH

      Henry Holt and Company [1939], New York - Octavo, cloth. The first Mike Shayne mystery novel. "In a time of chaos and confusion he is a man with his own code and no doubts at all." - St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers, pp. 474-75. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket, touch of wear to corners and spine ends, some very light rubbing to folds. A superior copy. (7601) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        British & American Game-Birds. With a chapter on shooting in America by Eugene V. Connett

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1939. No. 34 of 125 copies, signed by the artist, and with a signed pencil remarque of a mallard duck beneath the mounted color frontispiece. Twenty plates in colour by Philip Rickman. 48 pp. 1 vols. Folio. Original brown cloth, tan pigskin spine with brown morocco label, t.e.g. Fine copy in original cardboard slipcase. Rickman, Philip. Rickman, Philip. No. 34 of 125 copies, signed by the artist, and with a signed pencil remarque of a mallard duck beneath the mounted color frontispiece. Twenty plates in colour by Philip Rickman. 48 pp. 1 vols. Folio. FINEST COPY SEEN. A handsome work, produced in England for The Derrydale Press. Rickman's plates are exceptional.

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        The Western Angler. An Account of Pacific Salmon and Western Trout

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1939. First Edition, No. 687 of 950 copies. Illustrated, but without the map as usual. 2 vols. 4to. Original red cloth. Minor spotting. Very Good. First Edition, No. 687 of 950 copies. Illustrated, but without the map as usual. 2 vols. 4to. A beautiful and monumental work. Notes Frazier, "Approximately one third of the 950 sets of this book were issued with the fold-out map opposite page 3 of Volume 1. The other two-thirds of this set were issued without the fold-out map." Siegel does not explain the reason for this omission, only that it exists. A SCARCE AND HIGHLY DESIRABLE ANGLING DERRYDALE.

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        Gone with the Wind, Two Volume Edition, Limited and Numbered

      Macmillan, New York 1939 - Vol. 1, 516 pages. Vol. 2, continues to 1037 pages. Noted across from the half title page, "This, the first two-volume edition of GONE WITH THE WIND, issued December 1, 1939, in appreciation of Margaret Mitchell's magnificent work in commemorating the life and times of the Old South, is limited to one thousand copies, of which this is copy No. 140". Confederate flag in gilt on the front cover of each volume, gilt decoration on spines. Top edges are gilt. Both volumes are protected in new mylar. Lacking the original slipcase. Both volumes are tight, square, and very clean, no previous owner's names. Very slightest of soiling on the bindings. It would be difficult to find a better copy of this scarce, limited, numbered set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Signed copy of the 10th anniversary book of the Valencia Ballroom in York, PA

      York, PA 1939 - Many of the band leaders have signed their photos, including Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Jimmie Lunceford, Woody Herman, Jimmy Dorsey, Hal Kemp, Jack Teagarden, Red Norvo, Kay Kyser, and Dick Stabile. Lunceford's signature is especially rare as he died at the age of 45. This spiral-bound book features photographs, biographies, and many authentic signatures of various band leaders who performed at the Valencia Ballroom. 93 pages, 11 x 8 inches, burgundy leatherette (edge-worn). York, Pennsylvania, 1939. very good(-) condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        "Gallant Fox" [with:] "Omaha" [and:] "Johnstown"

      [New York: privately printed by The Derrydale Press, 1939. "Gallant Fox" state without jockey. Size of editions unknown, each print produced in very limited quantities. Three sporting aquatint engravings, the first finely hand colored, the others in uncolored state. Oblong folio (24 x 37 inches). Half red morocco album, red morocco label gilt on upper cover, printed title leaf, each print window matted in heavy card mount, by Aquarius. Fine. "Gallant Fox" state without jockey. Size of editions unknown, each print produced in very limited quantities. Three sporting aquatint engravings, the first finely hand colored, the others in uncolored state. Oblong folio (24 x 37 inches). Beautiful presentation of an exceedingly rare Derrydale sporting print commissioned by William Woodward, New York banker and owner of the Bel Air Stud in Maryland, who also commissioned two of the most desirable books of the press, 'Gallant Fox A Memoir' and 'Cherished Portraits of Thoroughbred Horses'. With the finest possible association, inscribed lower left "To Eugene V. Connett from William Woodward". With two further examples of the privately printed thoroughbred portraits commissioned by Woodward, "Omaha" and "Johnstown", after paintings by the noted artist Martin Stainforth, who painted eleven equestrian portraits for Woodward. Connett's records indciated that only 10 copies of Omaha were produced (Ordeman).

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        Les amours pastorales de Daphnis et Chloé (illus. Paul-Emile BECAT)

      Le Vasseur, Paris 1939 - Paris. Le Vasseur, 1939. In-4. 184pp. Avec 21 belles gravures en couleur sous serpentes de Paul-Emile Becat, dont 17 hors-texte et 4 en têtes de chapître. Tirage à 425 exemplaires - celui-ci l'un des 350 sur grand vélin d'Arches à la forme et qui porte le numéro 363. En feuilles sous couverture décorée rempliée, chemise et étui cartonnés, papier marbre muet. Très bon état.

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        Les Amours Pastorales de Daphnis et Chloé.

      Paris, Le Vasseur et Cie. 1939 - Traduction de Jacques Amyot, revue, corrigée et complétée par Paul-Louis Courier. Gravures originales de Paul-Émile Bécat. Édition tirée à 425 exemplaires. Celui-ci (N°78) un des 350 sur grand vélin d'Arches à la forme. Paris, Le Vasseur et Cie. 1939 - 185 pages. 21 compositions en couleurs, 17 hors texte et 4 vignettes de chapitre en couleurs. Dessins dans le texte. Complet & Contrôlé. Pages volantes sous couverture rempliée, illustrée en couleurs. Chemise avec titre doré au dos et étui cartonnés. Quelques piqures sur la couverture uniquement. Pas de rousseur. Très bon état. Format in-4°(29x23). Longus (appelé parfois également Longos) est un auteur grec qui a probablement vécu au IIe ou IIIe siècle de notre ère, connu pour son roman Daphnis et Chloé. Edition illustrée

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        Fyra skrifter. Redigerad av Arvid Hj. Uggla.

      Nordiska Bibliofilsällskapet, Stockholm, 1939. 4:o. 163 s. Illustrerad med 10 signerade originalträsnitt, 4 överstycken samt 20 andra träsnitt av Harald Sallberg. Bibliofilupplaga. Handmålat pergamentband (Norstedts Bokbinderi) med ryggtitel i blått, samtliga snitt blåfärgade, inre denteller samt för- och eftersättsblad tryckta i offset efter ett mönster från en tapet på Linnés Hammarby. Bandet är komponerat av Harald Sallberg. Ryggen något lätt blekt samt med några små, obetydliga fläckar, bakre pärmen ojämnt gulnad, i övrigt fint skick. En mycket vacker bok.. Denna bok är utgiven i fyra serier för resp. Sverige, Norge, Danmark och Finland numrerade S 1, N 1, D 1, F 1 o.s.v., tillsammans 770 exemplar samt i 30 exemplar, undantagna från försäljning, numrerade med romerska siffror. Detta exemplar har nummer S XII och är tryckt för namngiven mottagare. Förvaras i kassett

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        Ms. Brief mit eigenh. U.

      Wohl Douglaston Manor, Long Island, o. D.. 1 S. 4to. Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf.. An "Erwin und Maria", d. s. Erwin und Maria Piscator: "In bedrückter Stimmung schreibe ich diesen Brief an euch, ich will euch bitten diese hässliche Scene in meinem Hause zu vergessen! Es ist mir schrecklich und irgend wie auch unbegreiflich wie sich eine Scene herzlichsten Willkommens in das Bild eines barroom brawls verwandeln konnte. Ob denn wirklich da ein 'gefährlicher' Zündstoff in einer Ecke unseres Gehirns aufgehäuft lag, oder wie alles gekommen ... ich kann es nicht entscheiden ... ich nahe mich aber hier als ein bedrückter Mensch und würde den Verlust einer alten Freundschaft bedauern. War es nicht der Alkohol, der das 'Streitbare' entfachte ... ich bedauere viele meiner Äusserungen, sie waren nachher verflacht und vergiftet durch Alkohol ... und gemischt vielleicht auch durch jene sonderbaren 'fixen' Ideen ... die wir wohl mehr oder weniger alle haben ... die aber der gefügige Alkohol losbricht wie tauende Eisschollen. Du bist viel zu klug ein Mann, wirst sagen ... 'ja mein Lieber, eben darauf kommt es an, das ist eben der wirkliche der echte Mensch der dann hervorbricht['] ... ich glaube das nicht ... diese paar prozent 'Fenster-einschmeisse-sehnsucht' ... diese bei mir vorhandene 'Krakehlsucht' [!] ist hässlich, dürftig und bestimmt das andere dreiviertel meines Wesens denn doch nicht! Natürlich fühlte ich wie das Gespräch uns aus den Händen glitt ... aber alsdann, anstatt der sauberen Fingernägel mir Krallen wuchsen ... war ich schon längst nicht mehr ganz ICH selbst ... d. h. ich war vergiftet und so to speak bereits in einem Reich der Gespenster von gestern und der Idee fix[e]. Das ist alles. Ich bitte Maria mir vergeben zu wollen ... es tat mir absolut leid das[s] die Frauen und später Koischwitzens Zeugen einer so schrecklichen Aufführung wurden. Das muss ich sagen. Ich hatte mich ehrlich gefreut euch beide wiederzusehen, ging auf und ab, und die Flaschen die ich für einen welcomedrik aufs bord stellte waren nicht 'vergiftet' [...]". - Am linken und rechten Rand etwas beschnitten. - Unterm 18. I. 1939 abgedruckt in: George Grosz. Briefe 1913-1959. Reinbek bei Hamburg, Rowohlt, 1979, S. 279-280.

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        NO WIND OF BLAME

      London: Hodder and Stoughton. 1939. First edition, first printing. Original blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine. A near fine clean and bright copy with only light rubbing to the binding extremities. The contents are without inscriptions or stamps, there is some light spotting of the text block edges. Complete with the stunning fine bright and fresh original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (correctly price 7/6 net to the front flap). An exceptional copy. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        The Little Mermaid

      New York: The Macmillan Co.,, 1939. Quarto. Original teal cloth, titles to spine gilt, illustrated endpapers. With the dust jacket. Illustrations throughout by Dorothy Lathrop. Bookseller's ticket to front flap of dust jacket. Mild discolouration to cloth at edges, margins of text block a touch toned. An excellent copy in a bright jacket with gently sunned spine panel and minor chipping to head of spine. First edition, first printing of Lathrop's illustrations for this beloved tale.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Poems of Shakespeare

      1939. SHAKESPEARE, William. The Poems of Shakespeare: Venus and Adonis, The Rape of Lucrece, The Sonnets, A lover's Complaint, The Passionate Pilgrim,The Phoenix and Turtle. 231pp. Large folio in recent half morocco. Stamford: The Overbrook Press, 1939 - |~||~||~||~| The magnum opus of the press, and very little known. Although the colophon states that 150 copies were printed, less were in fact produced and not many seems to have survived. One of one hundred and fifty copies, printed in handset Lutetia type on Cromwell handmade gray paper, with decorative initials drawn by Bruce Rogers. The text was based on that established by Kittredge.

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        THE GRAPES OF WRATH

      New York: Viking Press, 1939. First Edition. Near Fine/Very Good. First Printing. A Near Fine copy of the book, with just minimal foxing to the end-papers and the closed page-block. In a Very Good, first issue dust jacket that has a number of small chips and tears, many repaired with tape on the verso. Steinbeck's classic account of the Dust Bowl and Depression era struggle of the Joad family, "The Grapes of Wrath" is a quintessential American classic. It would win both the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize committee would refer to it as Steinbeck's "epic chronicle" upon giving him the award in 1962. The book was the best selling novel of 1939 and became instantly controversial upon its release for its depiction of farmers and worker rights. Of course, "The Grapes of Wrath" was also adapted into the classic 1940 film, directed by John Ford and starring Henry Fonda, which was one of the first films selected by The Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. "It is a very long novel, the longest that Steinbeck has written, and yet it reads as if it had been composed in a flash, ripped off the typewriter and delivered to the public as an ultimatum." (Contemporary New York Times Review). Near Fine in Very Good. dust jacket.

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        Blandings Castle Signed

      UK: Herbert Jenkins, 1939. 1st Edition 4th Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Blandings Castle by PG Wodehouse Signed First Edition Herbert Jenkins circa 1939. Fourth impression. No foxing or browning to pages or edges. Clean and unmarked throughout. Covers fine in a fine original pictorial dust jacket. SIGNED TWICE AND INSCRIBED BY PG WODEHOUSE in the form of a 5.25 x 3.5" postcard, hand written with note on the message side which also signed by PG Wodehouse on verso. (Second signature on the reverse side with address....). Content is a thank your for birthday wishes & the finishing of a new book. Extremely scarce.

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        Uncle Fred in the Springtime

      New York; Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc.,, 1939. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles and decoration to spine in brown. With the dust jacket. Abrasion to front paste down due to what appears to be a removal of a book plate, in the dust jacket with shallow chipping to lower end of spine. A very good copy. First edition, first printing. Precedes the UK edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        IT IS NOT SAFE TO KNOW

      London: Hodder and Stoughton. 1939. First edition, first printing. Original red cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A lovely near fine clean, bright and tight copy, the contents with a small erased pencil inscription just visible to the front free endpaper. Complete with the near fine original Bip Pares dustwrapper which only lightly rubbed and with a short closed tear to the upper edge of rear panel. Correctly priced 7/6net to the front flap. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Verve: Volume 1, Numbers 3, 4

      Teriade, 1939. Hardcover. Good. Paris: Teriade, no date (1938-39). Hardcover. 132, 140 pp. Good, no jacket, as issued. A specially bound edition of Verve magazine, volume 1, numbers 3 and 4. Sunning to the spine with light edge wear and damp staining. Damp staining to the bottom edge of some of the leaves, not affecting the text or illustrations. Poetic gift inscription on the front free endpaper. Original lithographs by Bonnard, Chagall, Miro, Rattner, Klee, Rouault as well as numerous illustrations and reproductions.

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        Call to Adventure!

      Robert M. McBride, New York 1939 - 276 pages. First edition, first printing. Her first book. Many black & white photographs plus a 4" X 6" black and white photograph of mountain gourge laid in. Exciting and humorous adventures in the distant corners of the World. Fine book in a near fine dust jacket with very slight wear to the corners. A beautiful copy! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Fireproof Books]
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        Development and Perspectives of Landscape Ecology

      Springer. Hardcover. New. Hardcover. 498 pages. Dimensions: 9.7in. x 6.5in. x 1.1in.Development and status of landscape ecology - subject of this book During the last decades, landscape ecology has developed tremendously. It concerns both the theoretical basis and practical application. The roots of landscape ecology are geography and biology. The term landscape ecology was first coined by the German scientist Carl Troll in 1939. nce, the devel opment center of landscape ecology was in Central Europe. Recently, also other parts of the world became powernd centers of landscape ecology, es pecially Northern America. American approaches partly differ essentially from the European, because they are focused esp. on biogeography and population dynamics. In Europe, however, the geographical roots of land scape ecology playamajor role. Landscape is defined as a complex of abiotic, biotic and human components. Mainly due to linguistic barriers, the international discussion does not take notice of approaches and experiences from non-anglophone countries in a sufficient manner. Therefore this book considers more the German and European views on landscape ecology than the books which were published before. It tries to bridge the gaps between theory and practice of landscape ecology, as well between the Ger manlEuropean and American approach es. The book gives a fundamental representation of landscape ecology, which proves to be a young, but an interesting and very important transdisci plinary science for the solution of environmental problems. Both the theo retical basis and practical application of landscape ecology are considered. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN.

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        FDR sends to the Senate for ratification the first Consular Convention between the United States and Liberia which was colonized by African Americans, mostly freed slaves

      Typed Letter Signed ?Franklin D. Roosevelt? as President, 1p, 8? x 12.5?. [Washington] The White House, February 3, 1939. Blind embossed Seal of the United States of America in upper left. To the Senate of the United States. Placed on a mat and framed with a bust portrait of FDR to 11.5? x 22?. In apparent fine condition with folds. In full, ?To the Senate of the United States: To the end that I may receive the advice and consent of the Senate to ratification, I transmit herewith a Consular Convention between the United States of America and Liberia, signed at Monrovia on October 7, 1938. I also transmit to the Senate the report of the Secretary of State by which he laid the Convention before me. Enclosures [not present]: 1. Consular Convention between the United States and Liberia, October 7, 1938. 2. Report of the Secretary of State.?According to the FDR Library, the White House Usher?s Log indicates that on February 13, 1939, at his ?apartment? in the White House, ?recovering from La Grippe,? President Roosevelt met with Secretary of State Cordell Hull from 11:55 A.M. to 12:15 P.M.?The New York Times? reported on October 9, 1938, in full, ?The State Department announced today that the first consular convention between the United States and Liberia was signed at Monrovia yesterday. It provides for the reception of consular officers and defines the rights, privileges and immunities which shall be accorded for them. The United States will now be in a position to send consuls to Liberia. It has had a legation in Monrovia for many years.?

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Paris, 16. VI. 1939.. 1 S. Gr.-4to. Die andere Seite mit einem ganzseitigen eh. Schreiben von Döblins Gattin Erna.. An Elvira und Arthur Rosin in New York mit der Bitte um die genaue Adresse von Elviras Schwester, Fr. Dr. Rosenthal, die gleichfalls in Paris lebt: "[...] Hier herrscht die alte politische Spannung und Unsicherheit, man weiß nicht, was wirklich gespielt wird; nicht einmal der anglo-russe pacte ist unter Dach. Eben erhalte ich den Kirkegaard Band von Herrn Rosin, schönsten Dank! Ich las drüben auf Ihrer Chaiselounge mittendrin ein paar wunderbare Passagen über Plato. - Apropos Plato: Herr Olschki senior ist nun schon en route, - ihn kennen gelernt zu haben, gehört ja zu den Gewinnen meiner Amerikareise. - Es ist doch eine schöne Stadt, ein gutes reiches kräftiges Land, in dem Sie jetzt sind, Frau Rosin, - schrecklich wie man hier zerkrampft wird und die Lügen einen umringen, man kann nur die Türe zumachen [...]".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        COMING UP FOR AIR

      London: Victor Gollancz. 1939. First edition, first printing. Original blue calico textured cloth with dark blue titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An attractive very good copy. The cloth is clean and the binding has only light rubbing to the extremities. The contents are clean throughout, with a small ink name to the reverse of the front free endpaper. Complete with the original rubbed, nicked and faded dustwrapper which has several small chips at the spine tips without loss of any lettering. Both the book and dustwrapper are in original condition being entirely without repair or restoration. 2000 copies printed. Rare in the dustwrapper. [Fenwick A.7a.] Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Little Grey Rabbit's Christmas

      Collins, 1939, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, First Edition, Illustrated By: Tempest, MargaretSize: 12mo - over 6?" - 7?" tall, A remarkably well-preserved first printing copy of this wonderfully illustrated Christmas tale. Aside from light external wear, the only defect is a narrow one inch opening between top of backstrip and front board. Contents clean, bright and unmarked. A copy of such high quality is rare indeed.

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        John Fryer of the Bounty

      London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1939. Small folio, with 11 woodcuts by Averil Mackenzie-Grieve; some very light foxing, mainly to the endpapers; a good copy in original linen, gilt, very slightly marked. Daughter's notes on his life. The fifth and final title in Owen Rutter's series of Bountiana for the Golden Cockerel Press. The beautiful woodcuts are by Averil Mackenzie-Grieve. The book is based on notes by Mary Ann Fryer, daughter of the mutineer John, which enabled Rutter to complete the biographical details of the master of the Bounty and Bligh's sometimes reluctant offsider.John Fryer was one of the most experienced men in Bligh's crew, but he constantly quarrelled with Bligh's decisions, including being critical of his captain's apparent favouritism towards Fletcher Christian. His actions during the mutiny were not applauded by Bligh, who thought he did not act strongly enough in defence of his captain and his ship. As a result he was refused a reference by Bligh, but still went on to rise to the rank of post captain where he commanded several ships before retiring in 1812.From an edition of three hundred numbered copies; this copy is also signed by both the artist and by Rutter in pencil on the final leaf.

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        Men, Women, and Places. INSCRIBED

      NY: Knopf , 1939. 1st ed., 1939. Translated by Arthur G. Chater. INSCRIBED by Undset on the front free endpaper. Rare signature by Nobel Laureate Undset. This is a tight, fine book in a lightly soiled very good plus or better DJ.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

      [Bookseller: Thomas Dorn ABAA]
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        THE GRAPES OF WRATH

      New York: Viking Press. 1939. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. This original First Issue dustjacket with the $2.75 price present on the front flap and "First Edition" printed on the bottom flap, 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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        The Grapes of Wrath

      Viking Press, 1939. Hardcover. Very Good. The Viking Press, New York 1939. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Published in April 1939, no additional printings. Illustrated oatmeal cloth boards. Endpaper music and lyrics to "Battle Hymn of the Republic". Book Condition: Very Good+, clean boards, tight spine. Light age toning, minor stain at the fore-edge of pages 100-120. Wrapped in a ninth printing jacket with age toning, chipping. Jacket is missing the spine, writing at the front flap. Wrapped in a new mylar cover.

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        Portraitphotographie mit eigenh. U.

      O. O., [1939].. 1 S. 8vo.. Halbfigürliches Portrait beim Schreibtisch sitzend: "Knut Hamsun / (80 Jahre)".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        THE MASK OF DIMITRIOS

      London: Hodder and Stoughton. 1939. First edition, first printing. Original red cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A superb near fine clean and bright copy, without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed dustwrapper which has a few short closed tears to the extremities and a little dustiness to the rear panel. Not price-clipped (7/6net to the front flap, as called for). A lovely copy, entirely without repair or restoration. Housed in a purpose-made folding box, with illustration to the upper panel and gilt titles to the spine. A Haycraft Queen Cornerstone. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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