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        La Baie des trépassés.

      Paris: Vollard. 1939 - Original color aquatint. Intaglio print. 60.8 x 45 cm. Edition of 175. Signed and dated in the plate; signed in ink by the artist. Printed on Montval paper. Chapon/Rouault, 287; Wofsy, 286. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        The Garden Party and Other Stories

      London, Verona Press,, 1939. Octavo. Original full green morocco, one red label with gilt titles to spine, raised bands, black stamped rule to boards top edge gilt. With colour illustrations by Marie Laurencin. A little light rubbing to boards, very minor foxing to fore edge and some margins, otherwise in very good condition. Rare with an unfaded spine. Limited Edition of 1200 numbered copies of which numbers 1-30 were signed, this one being no. 8 and signed on the limitation page by Marie Laurencin.

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

      London : Faber & Faber 1939 - Physical desc. : 2 p. Gbs. , 7-142, [1] p ; 23 cm. Notes: At head of title: Translated by Stephen Spender and Goronwy Rees. "First published in March MCMXXXIX." Subject: Danton, Georges Jacques, 1759-1794 - Drama. Finely bound in modern gilt-blocked cloth; tight, bright, clean and strong. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. SIGNED; Spender's inscribed presentation copy to Cecil Day Lewis: March 1939. 1 Kg. 142 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        Dutch and Flemish Old Masters in the Collection of Dr C.J.L. van Aalst, Huis-te-Hoevelaken . Holland

      Privately Published - printed by Officina Bodoni, Verona 1939 - Three quarter morocco over marbled boards with five raised bands on spine and gilt titles on spine, teg others untrimmmed, internally clean and bright, illustrated with 77 copperplate engravings by Luigi Cavadini, one of an edition of 150 copies printed by hand at the Officina Bodoni., 4to 11" - 13" tall, XVI + 330 [6] pp [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        On infinite direct products

      [Cambridge]: Compositio Mathematica. 1939. First. Von Neumann's contribution removed from the journal and bound in gray cloth, titled on the front board in gilt. Octavo. 77, [1]pp. Author and title written on the spine, one corner of the text block a little bumped, else very near fine. An article discussing infinite tensor products of Hilbert spaces and the algebras acting on them. Arthur S. Wightman's copy with his ownership signature ("A.S. Wightman") and his notations to the formulae on four pages. Wightman was one of the founders of the axiomatic approach to quantum field theory, and originated the set of Wightman axioms. His work, including such titles as PCT, Spin and Statistics and All That, frequently cites the work of von Neumann. Although we wouldn't claim to understand the writings of either mathematician, we know an important association when we see one. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Ask the Dust

      New York: Stackpole Sons, 1939. 235 pp. First Edition. First Printing. Very Good copy in a high-quality facsimile jacket. Repaired spine sans lettering. Original burlap-like cloth covered boards. Inner hinges reinforced. Bumped corners. Faint pink dot on top fore edge, near spine. Boards are very lightly bowed. An attractive copy nonetheless: tight binding; clean, bright pages.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Seven Lady Godivas

      Random House 1939 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Dr. Seuss. An attractive First Issue dustjacket with some chipping to the spine and some wear to panels. The book is in nice shape with light wear to the edges. The binding is tight, and the pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a collectable copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED by the author. We buy Seuss First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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      - SEUSS,DR. THE SEVEN LADY GODIVAS. NY: Random House (1939). 4to, cloth, Fine in near fine dust wrapper with just a touch of soil. Stated first edition. Illustrated with wonderful color illustrations throughout. This is a particularly clean, fine copy. Younger / Hirsch #71. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        The Seven Lady Godivas

      Random House 1939 - Random House: New York, 1939. Copyright page states "FIRST PRINTING." Laid into this copy is the original "Godiva Book Mark," partially torn off. Book near fine, with very lighT fading along edges of boards and spine, previous owner's inscription on front end-paper. DJ very good, with tiny pieces missing at spine ends and corners, some nicking along edges, tear near top corner of back, darkening on spine and edges of flaps. DJ price reads "$1.75." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Grapes of Wrath

      The Viking Press, 1939. Hardcover. Very Good. 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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The Seven Lady Godivas, Written and Illustrated by Dr. Suess [Pseud. ]

      New York, Random House 1939 - Description: [80] p. Illus. (1 col. ) 26 cm. Illustrated lining-papers. Stated 1st printing. Very good copy in the original title-blocked, pictorial cloth. Spine bands and panel edges dust-toned as with age. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans &c. On request. 1 Kg. 80 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Day of the Locust

      Random, 1939. 1st. Hardcover. Lite fading to front cover else a VG+ tight copy in a VG/.VG+ bright dj litely soiled on the rear panel.

      [Bookseller: CANFORD BOOK CORRAL]
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      José Corti 1939 - - José Corti, Paris 1939, 12x18,5cm, broché. - Edition originale sur papier courant, il n'a été tiré que 25 pur fil en grands papiers. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à André Rolland de Renéville : "A monsieur Rolland de Renéville. En témoignage de vive estime et en très cordial hommage. Bachelard". Dos légèrement insolé. Provenance : de la bibliothèque de André Rolland de Renéville. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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      Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., Tarzana, CA 1939 - Inscribed by Burroughs on a blank preliminary page; "To Earl Teass, In appreciation of the very swell job at 716 and his unfailing interest and co-operation. From his friend, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzana, December 25, 1939." Obviously a Christmas gift for his friend. Teass was involved in the Hollywood film industry and was a set designer for several films. Heins, TaM-1. Illustrated by John Coleman Burroughs. The twenty fifth novel in the Tarzan series. Contemporary professional binding in full calf leather with raised bands, gilt tooling and title label. A fine handsome copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine & Rare Books, ABAA]
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        The Gun Club Drink Book

      Charles Scribner's Sons Ltd. 1939 - First edition (with "A" and Scribner seal). 8vo. Two page preface. B/W illustrated and line drawings by Leonard Holton. Dust jacket (unclipped; a few short tears; two small stains). Pictorial endpapers. Very good. 190 pages. No signatures or bookplates. Information on cocktails, beer, wine, wine in cookery, brandy, gin, whisky, rum. Pages 161-181 with the St. Regis Hotel Wine List. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Houle Rare Books/Autographs/ABAA/PADA]
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        Goodbye to Berlin

      London: The Hogarth Press, 1939. . First edition. Small 8vo. 317, (1) pp. Recent dark blue full morocco, spine with raised bands, gilt rules and decoration to panels, gilt rules to boards, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. A lovely copy. The volume comprises six works: A Berlin Diary (Autumn 1930), Sally Bowles, On Reugen Island (Summer 1931), The Nowaks, The Landauers and A Berlin Diary (Winter 1932-3). In his preface Isherwood writes that the six pieces “form a roughly continuous narrative” and was originally conceived as a single “episodic novel of pre-Hitler Berlin”. Three of the titles first appeared in John Lehmann’s New Writing, Sally Bowles was published by the Hogarth Press in 1937. This is the first edition of the six pieces together.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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      Funk And Wagnalls Company, New York 1939 - SIGNED. First Edition. Large 8vo., pp 328, brown cloth with gilt titles at the spine. Top edge brown. Very nicely signed in full in blue fountain pen: "Albert Einstein. Princeton 1954." on the half title page. Frontispiece + 15 photos. A very good or better copy in a fine original dustwrapper. Custom slipcase in fine condition. Excellent copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Svendborger Gedichte.

      Malik Verlag. London. Printed in Denmark 1939 - pp. 87, (i). Original printed wrappers, yapped edges now with a few nicks, dusty and age-darkened around the edges, uncut and entirely unopened, with a wrap-around band having an 8-line verse from Svendborg, 1939, this band with a small piece torn from the spine not affecting text, with the ink stamp of C. A. BRITZEL, Kobenhavn, beneath the imprint, the ink offset to the opposite page, an exceptional copy *Brecht left Germany in February 1933, and moved to Svendborg, Denmark, remaining there till 1939. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Patrick Pollak Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        The Man in the Iron Mask

      Dodd Mead and Company 1939 - In the rare jacket with the $2.00 price on the flap. Lovely red jacket with some minor edgewear mostly at the spine ends and along the front flap. Back panel of the jacket lists other International Classics for sale at $2.00, including David Copperfield, Wuthering Heights,and 21 other titles. Panel has light yellowing and staining. Contains 16 photographs from the Edward Small motion picture starring Joan Bennett and Louis Heyward. Blue cloth remarkably mostly retains its original sheen. Penned name on front endpaper. Scarce. ($1000) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ink]
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        Selected Masterpieces of Chinese Paintings, 1939

      Privately Printed in 1939 - Folio, 37*24.5cm, wt:1.5kg. Covers rubbed, internally fine. 40 plates on heavy card stocks with tissue guards. Paintings by Ren Po-Nien (Ren Bonian), Shen Shixun, Wang Hui (Wang Shigu), Shen Xichun, and other well-known Chinese artists. Title page handwritten by Chinese brush pen, signed and sealed by the collector. No copyright page, but the "Yi Mao Nian" in Chinese on the title page means the year 1939. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chinese Art Books]
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        Key Largo (Author Signature Plus SIGNED MOVIE TIE-INS)

      Anderson House, Washington DC 1939 - Stated 1st Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED by Maxwell Anderson on a cut signature pasted on card attached to half-title page (scans to left on booksellers images). Solid copy in slate gray cloth with title lettering in red on cover and spine. Pictorial DJ rubbed and lightly soiled with some edge wear and sunning to spine and chip on lower rear. $2.50 price present on front flap. Prior owners nameand 1939 date on ffep. A note along the lower edge of front flap is in same hand and suggests the book was taken and read during a trip to Jerusalem in Autumn of 1940. Light reminants of erased pencil notations on rear flap. Also includes movie-tie in signatures from the award winning 1948 John Huston film adaptaion of play. Attached to page opposite half-title is a card SIGNED by MARC LAWRENCE (played 'Ziggy') and a bookplate SIGNED by LAUREN BACALL (played Nora Temple). Also laid-in is a index card SIGNED by CLAIRE TREVOR (played Gaye Dawn) plus a return envelope, postmarked 1937, hand-address by Trevor. Trevor won Academy Award for her role in film. Unique 1st Printing for the Anderson-Key Largo fan or collector. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Montemarano]
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        Biggles in Spain

      Oxford 1939 - Medium issue of the first edition, this is the blue issue with the map of Spain on the front board. Boards in VG condition with only a small bumpt to the upper leading corner. Internally with a very small booksellers stamp to the fep and very light foxing. In clipped, original jacket. With few small closed tears and minor chips to the top of the spine. Jacket is of the 'flying jacket' with barred titles style but is correct to this issue. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Global Bookfinders]
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        The Big Sleep

      Knopf 1939 - First Edition, First printing. An attractive dustjacket that has benefitted from some professional restoration by a master conservator. The end result is a beautiful dustjacket that is vibrant in colors with no chips, tears or pieces missing. The book is in excellent shape. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with light wear to the edges. Overall, a magnificent copy of this true first edition in collector's condition!!! We buy Chandler First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        THE TAYLORS OF ONGAR. Portrait of an English Family of the 18th and 19th centuries. Drawn from Family Records by the Great - great Niece of Ann & Jane Taylor. WITH SIGNED MANUSCRIPT POEM.

      Cambridge, W. Heffer & Sons Ltd,1939.FIRST EDITION 1939, PRESENTATION COPY TO A MRS GRANTHAM WITH THE AUTHORESS' INITIALS WITH A MANUSCRIPT POEM SIGNED BY ANN GILBERT NEE TAYLOR IN AN OLD ENVELOPE WITH A PENCIL NOTE BY DORIS ARMITAGE: "This charming poem and original autograph was written by Ann as a Christmas Card to a member of her family. Sent by her Great - great niece to May Grantham Feb 1957". 8vo, approximately 220 x 145 mm, 8¾ x 5¾ inches, frontispiece and 20 full page illustrations, 6 small text illustrations, 5 taken from Topsy Turvy, the World Turned Upside Down, pages: xviii, 1 - 252, at the front of the book are 2 specimen pages, title page and 1 of text, the title page being different from the one that was published, a tipped in errata slip, original publisher's blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, central gilt oval decoration with raised heads of Ann an Jane on upper cover, blue ink corrections to text (most likely by the authoress) 1 with 3 lines crossed out and the correction written in the upper margin, 1 with extra text, the rest just affecting a letter or 2. Small abrasion to first pastedown where the envelope was pasted and is now loose in the book, small pale brown spot on page xi, not affecting text, small pale mark to edges, not affecting margins, otherwise a very good copy in a complete but rubbed and repaired dust wrapper, not priced clipped. The envelope enclosing the letter is lightly age - browned with a tiny repair, the letter is very clean and readable, the paper has a water mark with only "Joynson" legible. The letter is titled "Supplemental": "I told you last Christmas I'd something to say, a tale you would all think worth telling; But lo! the bags open, and the puss is away, and there is not a rat to be smelling! (If you did smell a rat tho, or think one was hatching, a very nice sport must be that of rat catching.) College Hill, Dec. 25. 1859. Ann Gilbert." MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Hundert Jahre Photographie und die Agfa (Schmalfilm)

      NP, Berlin 1939 - History of 100 years of photography on 4 rolls of original 16mm film. Each film is stored in its original tin box and is resting in a wooden carrying case with compartments. Case has metal locks and leather handle. "100 Jahre Photographie 1839-1939 Agfa" in blue letters on cover of case. Inside of case is lined with blue velvet. Additional small wooden box within case holding 20 mounted slides. About 20 slides are missing. It seems that originally another small wooden box was present which is apparent due to unused compartment space. Includes 6 page booklet that lists what is present on film rolls. Front and back cover of booklet are blind-stamped with the logo of the "Film-Prüfstelle" which shows and eagle over the Swastika. Text in German. Very good condition. Rare. Idee, Drehbuch, Oberspielleitung: Ernst Heinz Raven.Kamera und Schnitt: Walter Fuchs.Bauten: Kurt Dürnhöfer. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Croquet Association Gazette 1939-1981

      The Croquet Association 1939 - Run of the 'Official Organ of the Croquet Association' from the Volume XXXVI Number 1 of 1939 to Issue number 164 of December 1981. 1st editions, folio format. Vols. Black and white photographs and illustrations. Advertisments to paginated leaves and preliminaries, all covers, title sheets bound in. All bound in half blue-green morocco with red title labels, gilt embossed titles to spines. Volume XXXVI, No. 22 (total issue no. 901) of September 9th, 1939 was the last to have a volume number. Between May 25th 1940 and November 24th, 1945 were issued only 7 editions which bore 'War Emergency Numbers' the last being VJ (7). Following the end of the war the editions were numbered by issues per year until December 1953 at which stage a name change was enacted, the journal simplifying its title to 'Croquet' and numbered solely in sequential issues from Number 1 until the end of this run at 164. All volumes are complete (with some numbers in the 1939-1949 volume being facsimile reprints) and nice and square bearing only occasional handling marks and rubbed edges or foxing to fore-edges but being largely bright and clean. New endpapers to all but a few volumes. Light shelf wear present to all bindings and all in all a very good condition run.

      [Bookseller: Sportspages]
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        L'Atlantide. Illustrations en couleurs de Léon Carré.

      Paris, H. Piazza, 1939. - In-8, 271 pp, broché, couverture illustrée, sous étui cartonné. Illustré de 25 compositions en couleurs de Léon Carré et d'une importante partie décorative en deux tons de Pierre COURTOIS. Tirage à 1100 ex. UN DES 40 EXEMPLAIRES DU TIRAGE DE TETE SUR JAPON NACRE, signés par l'auteur et contenant une suite en couleur et une suite en noir des illustrations. TRES BEL EXEMPLAIRE EN PARFAIT ETAT. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Reminiscence d'Orient. Turquie Perse et Syrie

      Chez l'Auteur, 30 Rue Des Mathurins, Paris 1939 - Text in French. This is a very good copy of this portfolio in green paper-covered boards, containing 16 pages of text and notes and 30 photographic plates and 6 hand-colored watercolor plates. The text and plates generally very good, 2 plates with some foxing. The portfolio has some damp marks to the top corners, otherwise very good. This work appears to be a record of the author's collection of architectural elements and decorative art from his many excursions to the Orient. The photos appear to be of the author's own quarters at 30 Rue des Mathurins. A late work of undoubted "Orientalism", it sets out to create an atmosphere of The Thousand and One Nights. The 6 watercolor plates depict a man and a woman in Persian costume, inside the sumptuous dwelling, in romantic, but very chaste encounters. Absolutely charming work. Folio, 13" high X 10" wide. Quite rare among d'Allemagne's works. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Design Books]
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        TEMPO - edizione italiana 1939-1943 NOVE VOLUMI RILEGATI TUTTA TELA VERDE (dal n. 1 del 1 giugno 1939 al n . 223 del 2-9 settembre 1943) TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO, Roma, Anonima Periodici italiani, 1939

      - 26 x 35, pp. 54-60 per fasc. Collezione rilegata. Direttore Alberto Mondadori, redattore capo Carlo Bernari. Il famoso periodico (nato sul modello dell'americano LIFE) ha le copertine che riproducono foto di guerra, ma all'interno ci sono, oltre a numerosi riferimenti fotografici e di articoli sulla GUERRA, tantissimi articoli e saggi di valore letterario ed artistico. Citiamo tra i vari collaboratori: ZAVATTINI (serie di raccontini in quasi tutti i numeri), Malaparte, R. Carrieri, Barilli, Emanuelli, Romano Bilenchi, Vigorelli, Saba e tanti altri. Poi BRUNO MUNARI con "Fantasia Materia prima" ed altri articoli. Assai preziosi e di rilievo i contributi di alcuni illustratori, BOCCASILE, LEPORINI, ALBERTARELLI ed altri. Questa testata meriterebbe uno studio analitico ed approfondito perchè non v? considerato solo un periodico di guerra, ma invece una grande rivista di cultura che ha attraversato un periodo assai delicato e tormentato della storia italiana e mondiale.

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        Tropic of Cancer

      Paris: The Obelisk Press. (1939). Fifth printing. Printed self-wrappers. Pages browned, a modest tear on the front wrap and first leaf, a nice and pleasing, very good copy with no restoration. Miller's best known work, an acknowledged classic detailing with then-unprecedented sexual candor his expatriate experience in Paris. It was banned for decades in the United States. The first edition consisted of 1000 copies, the next four printings were 500 copies each, so this is one of the first 3000 copies. Because of the fragile binding, early editions are usually found in poor condition. Very scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        La dottrina del fascismo / Benito Mussolini ; con introduzione e commento di Ernesto Bignami

      Milano : Edizioni Bignami 1939 - Description: xxiii, 111p. ; 18cm. Subjects: Fascism - Italy. Italy - Politics and government - 1914-1945. Notes: Originally published in the Enciclopedia italiana, v. 14 (1932) p. 847-851. Language: Italian. Author's presenation copy with "omaggio dell'autore" inked stamped to half-title. Very good paperback copy; edges somewhat dust-dulled and nicked. Pages 105-end unread and unopened. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. 1 Kg. 111 pp. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Norta 2. 39 - Norta Tapete 1939 - Wallpaper sample book

      Norta Tapetenhaus 1939 - Small folio. Unpaginated. Original half tan cloth over illustrated paper covered boards. Rare and fascinating second sample book of the famous German wallpaper manufacturer "Norta". This work contains 127 full-page, 1 quarter-page samples and 6 half-page Norta "Permant" samples. Ten color interior design illustrations displaying some of the wallpaper samples are bound-in. This is a very interesting close look into the art of tapestry in 1939 Nazi Germany. Minor rubbing along edges and on front cover. Four black stains on back cover. Spine and joints slightly soiled. Previous owner's stamp on free front endpaper, and dated 1939. Text and captions in German. Binding in overall good to very good, interior in near fine condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Shin Shina shashin taikan (China pictorial record),

      Tokyo, Showa 14 (1939), - 8vo (18 x 26 cm), 9-256-31 pp., over 550 photographic reproductions, 8 plates of full page pictures including 4 in color, about 20 maps of Chinese cities including some full-page, original quartercloth binding. Interesting pictorial record, covering Beijing, Tongzhou, Baoding, Jinxian, Taiyuan, Wutaishan, Zhangjiakou, Datong, Tianjin, Jina, Qingdao, Shanghai, Suzhou, Wuxi, Nanjing, Wuhu, Wuhan, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Guangdong, Hainadao, etc. Captions in Japanese. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE HOTEL. A PLAY. Signed.

      Hogarth Press, London 1939 - Woolf, Leonard. THE HOTEL. A PLAY. Signed By Leonard Woolf. London: The Hogarth Press, 1939. First Edition, Proof Copy with Leonard Woolf's signature and Oct. 1950 date to the half-title. Small 8vo. 104 pp. A near fine or better copy in the original brown wrappers, printed in black as issued. "In 1938 I wrote a play, The Hotel, about the horrors of the twilight age of Europe, the kind of hush that fell upon us before the final catastrophe.It was written in those horrible years of Hitler's domination and of the feeling that he would inevitably destroy civilization". Woolf, Leonard. Downhill All The Way. Woolmer 462. Luedeking & Edmonds A30a. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Goodbye to Berlin.

      London: The Hogarth Press 1939 - First edition. Small 8vo. 317, (1) pp. Recent dark blue full morocco, spine with raised bands, gilt rules and decoration to panels, gilt rules to boards, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. A lovely copy. The volume comprises six works: A Berlin Diary (Autumn 1930), Sally Bowles, On Reugen Island (Summer 1931), The Nowaks, The Landauers and A Berlin Diary (Winter 1932-3). In his preface Isherwood writes that the six pieces "form a roughly continuous narrative" and was originally conceived as a single "episodic novel of pre-Hitler Berlin". Three of the titles first appeared in John Lehmann’s New Writing, Sally Bowles was published by the Hogarth Press in 1937. This is the first edition of the six pieces together.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB)]
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        Books into Film] Goodbye to Berlin [Sally Bowles]

      Hogarth Press, London 1939 - First Impression of these "Brilliant sketches of a society in decay" (Orwell). 8vo: 317,[1]pp. Publisher's coarsely woven oatmeal-colored cloth, spine stamped crimson with matching top-stain. Near Fine, cloth and edges dust-soiled, lettering slightly faded, but pages clean, tight and bright. According to Woolmer (451), only 3350 copies were printed. A series of six loosely interconnected character sketches that unfold against the backdrop of the doomed Weimar Republic. Despite Isherwood’s disclaimer, Goodbye to Berlin is firmly rooted in his biography; all the principle characters were inspired by people he had known. Isherwood originally envisioned a sweeping Tolstoyan novel combining the characters from Goodbye to Berlin and Mr. Norris Changes Trains (in fact, both novels are often packaged as The Berlin Stories and both were later adapted for stage and film, most memorably in the Tony Award-winning musical Cabaret [1966] and the film of the same name [1972], for which Liza Minnelli won an Academy Award. "Written in the shadow of the Second World War, [Goodbye to Berlin] offers a valedictory portrait of the demimonde of Berlin, commemorating the 'decadent' bars and nightclubs that were subsequently closed by the Nazis, and immortalizing the people—Jews and homosexuals—who were most at risk under the Third Reich." (Literary Encyclopedia) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Pied Piper of Hamelin [together with] The King of the Golden River [and] The Night Before Christmas [and] Goblin Market

      London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.,, 1939. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. 4 volumes bound in 1, octavo (210 × 140 mm). Contemporary turquoise half morocco, spine gilt in compartments with floral tools, blue cloth sides, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. With the original endpapers bound in. Colour frontispiece to each story and illustrations throughout by Arthur Rackham. Binding a little rubbed and faded, contents toned, silk bookmark loose. A very good copy. A handsomely bound collection of four children's stories illustrated by Arthur Rackham.

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        The Grapes of Wrath

      New York: The Viking Press. (1939). First. First edition. Fine in near fine dustwrapper with a short tear and a little rubbing. A nice, bright copy of this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of an Oklahoma family's migration to California during the Depression. Basis for the John Ford film featuring Henry Fonda as Tom Joad. Ford and supporting actress Jane Darwell won Academy Awards; Fonda was nominated but lost to Robert Donat in Goodbye, Mr. Chips! Steinbeck's masterpiece and literature's lasting testament to the Great Depression, it was singled-out in his citation for the Nobel Prize decades later. .

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        The Fate Of Homo-Sapiens.

      London, Secker and Warburg. 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Svendborger Gedichte. 1st edit.

      . London: Malik-Verlag 1939. 87 pp..

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