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        Little Grey Rabbit's Christmas *FIRST PRINTING*

      London: Collins. Hardcover. 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. . Fine. 1939. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction.com]
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        Jeanne d'Arc au Bucher. Poème de Paul Claudel.

      Maurice Senart,, Paris, 1939 - Paris, Maurice Senart, 1939. 32x24,6 cm. 3 Bl., 141 S., 1 Bl. OBr. mit Schutzumschlag. Mit hanschriftlicher Signatur von Arthur Honegger und Paul Claudel auf dem Titelblatt verso. - Schönes Exemplar. Sprache: Französisch [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        An Apple a Day: The Story of a Hollywood Doctor

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Science: The Negro's Contribution in the Social and Cultural Development of America

      Washington, D.C., ca. 1939. Conté crayon drawing on Illustraton board. 14.5 x 10.5 inches on board 20 x 15 inches. Authenticated by the artist's son, Tony Sheets, on the verso. One of four drawings for murals at the Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C. Literature: Millard Sheets. One-Man Renaissance by Janice Lovoos and Edmund Penney, p. 148.& http://www.doi.gov/museum/murals/& The Negro's Contribution in the Social and Cultural Development of America - Millard Sheets - four corners of the Grand Stairs (Stairs G) on side aisles, outside walls & http://www.doi.gov/museum/murals/list.html& Celebrating Scientific Advances by African Americans: The Negro's Contribution in the Social and Cultural Development of America: Science by Millard Owen Sheets.

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        The Big Sleep

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, , 1939. Octavo. Original orange cloth lettered in blue, blue topstain. With the dust jacket. "Brockway's" bookseller's stamp to front free endpaper. Spine rolled, extremities a little rubbed, endpapers tanned, topstain somewhat faded, half-title with some blind writing impressions apparently from having been used as a writing surface; still a very good copy in the jacket lightly rubbed along the edges with archival restoration to the verso of the spine. First edition, first printing, of Chandler's first book.

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        The Philadelphia Story (First Edition)

      Coward-McCann, New York 1939 - First Edition. Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Simply a stunning copy of a book that, in our experience, always turns up well worn.when it turns up at all. Mild offsetting to the front endpaper, very slight fading to the jacket spine, otherwise little to say regarding condition. A play that was written for Hepburn and one that, thanks to her foresight and help, became the basis for the classic 1940 film, directed by George Cukor and starring Hepburn, Cary Grant and James Stewart. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Black Folk Then and Now: An Essay in the History and Sociology of the Negro Race

      New York: Henry Holt. (1939). First. First edition. An older bookplate on the front pastedown, light wear at the extremities, a near fine copy in a fresh and clean, near fine dustwrapper that is lightly rubbed. Signed by Du Bois. A very uncommon title, especially signed. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Changing New York

      New York: E.P. Dutton. 1939. First. First edition. Corners a little bumped, and a little soiling to the boards, else near fine in near fine dustwrapper with three old, small internal repairs, and some very small nicks and tears. A nice copy of this important book, probably the premier book of New York images. Parr and Badger, The Photobook Volume 1, p.141; Hasselblad. The Open Book, p. 130-131; Roth. The Book of 101 Books, p. 100-101. .

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        The Wild Palms

      New York: Random House. 1939. First. First edition, trial binding. Quarter cloth and wood-grained patterned paper over boards. Slight rubbing to the bottom of the boards and a little age-toning, else near fine, (presumably issued without dustwrapper in this state). A curious trial binding: a copy of the trade edition bound in the binding that was used only for the limited edition. Not noted in either the Carl Peterson or Linton Massie collections. The Faulkner section of The Author Price Guides references a copy offered in the same binding in 2000, but declines to assign a price. Purchased from the library of a Random House employee, and presumably for in-house use only. Rare. .

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        Changing New York

      New York: E.P. Dutton. 1939. First. First edition. Scattered foxing, most on the first and last few pages, else near fine in near fine dustwrapper with a small triangular chip at the foot. A nice copy of this important book, probably the premier book of New York images. Parr and Badger, The Photobook Volume 1, p.141; Hasselblad, The Open Book, p. 130-131; Roth, The Book of 101 Books, p. 100-101. .

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        LES NUITS CHAUDES DU CAP FRANCAIS. Roman. Suivi d'une étude inédite de Gérard Gailly.

      Georges Briffaut, Paris 1939 - Ex. No 1, avec un desssin original. xxxvii pp. Broché. Couverture illustrée en coulours. Jolie edition illustrée de 19 lithographies originales en couleurs hors-texte [don't une coverture] de H. Bellair et de quelques lithographies en couleurs dans le texte. Un des 168 ex. Num. sur vélin de Rives et, de ceux-ci, un des 18 premiers ex. [ex. No.1] contenant une suite en couleurs des hors-texte avec remarques; une suite en noir avec remarques; deux planches aves 3 culs-de lampe, une en noir, l'autre en couleurs avec remarques et en noir; un dessin original colorié sur papier calque ayant servi à l'illustration. Exemplaire exceptionnel. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Les nuits chaudes du Cap français.Roman suivi d?une étude inédite de Gérard-Gailly.Lithographies originales de H. Bellair.

      Georges Briffaut, Paris, 1939 - 209pages, XXVII- , planches hors texte en couleurs, Couverture rempliée. Un des 150 exemplaires sur vélin de Rives contenant deux états des illustrations dont une avec remarques, numéroté, n°71. Sous emboîtage cartonné accompagné des suites de planches tirées à part en couleurs et en n/b. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Les jardins de l'Elysée. 12 eaux-fortes originales de René Ferry.

      Les Editions de La Flamme 1939 - Avant-propos d'Oswald Durand, un des 100 exemplaires sur vélin de Rives numérotés de 11 à 110, 1 vol. in-folio en feuilles sous chemise, Les Editions de La Flamme, Paris, 1939, 6 ff. et 12 eaux-fortes originales numérotées et signées par René Ferry Etat satisfaisant (chemise frottée avec fort accroc au dos en tête) Langue: Français [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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

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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. .

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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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        Der Fuhrers 50. Geburstag

      1939 - We present rare 16 mm film for 50 annyversary of Adolf Hitler from 1939 and another five german military films from 1941 to 1942. War in Ukraine, Belorussia and war in Finland. Fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        TROPIC OF CAPRICORN

      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.

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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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        ORIGINAL ART: QUEEN OF HEARTS FROM MOTHER GOOSE

      - (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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        POÈMES

      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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        SHAKESPEARE'S BOY ACTORS.

      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]

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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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        SHAKESPEARE'S BOY ACTORS.

      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. .

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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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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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        Madeline

      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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Monroe Bridge Books, SNEAB Member]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Magus Books of Sacramento]
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        ORIGINAL ART: TO MARKET TO MARKET TO BUY A FAT PIG FROM MOTHER GOOSE

      - (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]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books, ABAA]
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        Nuzi: 2 Volumes

      Harvard University Press, Cambridge 1939 - no djs; A beautiful copy of this great work of scholarship. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Hudson City Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Big Sleep.

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939 - Octavo. Original orange cloth lettered in blue, blue topstain. With the dust jacket. "Brockway's" bookseller's stamp to front free endpaper. Spine rolled, extremities a little rubbed, endpapers tanned, topstain somewhat faded, half-title with some blind writing impressions apparently from having been used as a writing surface; still a very good copy in the jacket lightly rubbed along the edges with archival restoration to the verso of the spine. First edition, first printing, of Chandler's first book. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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