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        Officially Approved Etchings -- New York World's Fair "Building the Word of Tomorrow"

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1939. First. First edition. Quarto. Blue cloth with gilt pictorial device on the front board. Fine in a slightly soiled, still fine dustwrapper. Text and 54 full-page illustrations by Gilkey. Very scarce in jacket. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Marine-Frontzeitung der Nordsee,

      . 1. Jahrgang 1939, Nr. 1, 2, 4, 12, Silvester-Ausgabe, 2. jahrgang 1940, Nr. 2, 7, 15, 29, 55, 231, 286, 300, 3. jahrgang 1941, Nr. 15, 24, 31, 51, 56, 108, 109, 113, 114, 119, 123, 124, 125, 127, 135, 141, 197, 198, 203, 249, 250, 251, 259, 266, 268, 288, 298, 4. Jahrgang 1942, Nr. 23, 53, 56, 67, 78, 89, 117, 127, 128, 5. Jahrgang 1943, Nr. 20, (insgesamt 48 Exemplare) Beigebunden Fortsetzungsgeschichten aus den Zwischennummer, einige Seiten repariert, In einem Band gebunden, Zustand 2 (R208).

      [Bookseller: Helmut Weitze Militärische Antiquitäten ]
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        Changing New York

      E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York 1939 - Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Stated First Edition. Text clean. Light spotting to front pastedown and first 4 pages. Blue boards bumped and rubbed at corners and spine ends. Spine bottom missing 1/2" and boards are frayed around it but binding is secure. Small paint spot on rear bottom corner of board. Spine and front spine edge sunned. Illustrator: Abbot, Berenice. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 020000. Oversized: International shipping may require additional postage. Please inquire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Goodbye to Berlin

      The Hogarth Press, London 1939 - HARDBACK - A fine book, free of any previous owner names or Inscriptions in a fine dust wrapper, free of any loss or tears. Correctly priced at 7s.6d.net. A superb looking copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE LAWLESS ROADS

      London: Longmans, Green and Company, 1939 Greene, Graham. THE LAWLESS ROAD. London: Longmans, Green and Company, 1939. Greene's excellent account of his Mexican journey. First edition. Variant issue with white map of Mexico endpapers not Wobbe's yellow ep's. Second issue binding; red cloth stamped black at the spine, 8vo., 306pp. A very good or better copy in a very bright & fresh [generously] price-clipped dustwrapper with a bit of expert archival repair to a couple of small chips at the crown & heel of the spine and a small chip at the bottom of the front panel. An attractive copy. Wobbe A14. .. 1st Edition.

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        ORIGINAL ART: RUBBY DUB DUB THREE MEN IN A TUB FROM MOTHER GOOSE

      - (DENSLOW,W.W.)illus. ORIGINAL ART: RUBBY DUB DUB THREE MEN IN A TUB 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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        SS-Leithefte. 23 verschiedene Hefte

      - Deutscher Verlag, Bln., (ca. 1939 - 1944). Zusammen ca. 940 Seiten mit zahlreichen Abbildungen, broschiert (ohne Einbände) - sonst vollständig/Aus dem Inhalt: u.a.: Europäische Gemeinschaft/Werden und Vorgehen der Welt im arischen Mythus/Dein Leben gehört Deinem Volke/Die Achtung vor der Person/Auf den Spuren der Ahnen/Idee und Gestalt des Reiches/Ebenbürtigkeit in der germanischen Ehe/Kämpfende Schöpfung/über Tod und Leben - die Pflicht/SS-Obergruppenführer Eicke gefallen/Dein Soldatentum ist Weltanschauung/Das Testament eines SS-Mannes/Erntebräuche - [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Finnegans Wake [FIRST EDITION PUBLISHED 1939]

      Faber & Faber, London, 1939, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First EditionBook - [SEE SCANS] - in Very Good brown boards with gilt lettering - light marking to the boards and light crease to the spine, light bumping to the extreme corners and extreme ends of the spine. Contents, browning/spotting to the end papers otherwise clean, bright and tightly bound. An Attractive Copy Of This First Edition. Size: 9.75 inches tall by 6 inches. 628 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction; Inventory No: 5929.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      St. Germain en Laye, 29. I. 1939. - 1 S. Gr.-4to. Mit eh. adr. und mit Namenszug versehenem Kuvert. An den katholischen Priester und Schriftsteller Georg Moenius (1890-1953) in Paris, der ebenso wie Werfel emigriert war: "[.] Leider fehlten in dem Abdruck meiner Rede, der Sie solch unverdientes Lob spenden, die wichtigsten, auf den religiösen Sinn des heutigen Geschehns hindeutenden Stellen. - Ich würde mich vom ganzen Herzen freuen, Sie recht bald kennen lernen zu dürfen. Ich wohne gegenwärtig, einer neuen Arbeit wegen hier draußen in St. Germain, das vom Bahnhof St. Lazar in 15-20 Minuten (jede ¼ Stunde ungefähr ein elektr. Zug) sehr leicht zu erreichen ist [.] Zum letzten Satz Ihres Briefes möchte ich noch bemerken, daß ich immer stolz war, mit einem wahren Diener Christi zu sprechen, in welchem Gewande er auch erschien [.]". - Bei der "neuen Arbeit", an der er gerade sitze, handelt es sich um den erst 1982 als Buch veröffentlichten, Fragment gebliebenen Roman über die halbjüdische Pianistin Cella Bodenheim, "Cella oder Die Überwinder", der ursprünglich als Trilogie geplant war (vgl. hierzu Hans Wagener: Spuren des Exils im Werk Franz Werfels. In: Neulektüren - New Readings. Festschrift für Gerd Labroisse zum 80. Geburtstag. Hrsg. v. Norbert Otto Eke und Gerhard P. Knapp. Amsterdam und New York, Rodopi, 2009 (= Amsterdamer Beiträge zur neueren Germanistik, 67), SS. 179-194, S. 183ff.). - Die unbeschriebene Verso-Seite gering farbfleckig, sonst tadellos erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Power in Men.

      The Liberal Book Club, Nicholson & Watson Limited, London, 1939 - Octavo. Original blue boards, titles to upper board and spine in purple, marbled endpapers. Contents browned as always, boards lightly marked and faded at the spine. First Edition, First Impression. Signed by Cary on the title page and with his presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "A. N. Whitehead from his obliged and grateful reader the author." Alfred North Whitehead was one of the foremost philosophers of his age, co-author with Bertrand Russell of Principia Mathematica. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Business Cycles: A Theoretical, Historical and Statistical Analysis of the Capitalist Process. Volumes I and II (complete)

      McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, London 1939 - Schumpeter's landmark treatise, fifth impression stated on the titlepage, 8vo, XVI, 1-448; IX 449-1095 pp, original dark red cloth, light shelfwear to edges, light bumping to board tips, in overall very good condition. NOT inferior recent facsimile edition! Also not to be confused with the one-volume abridged version. 8vo - over 7? - 9? tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         "I have never heard of anyone playing 18 holes in fewer scores than the years of his age"

      Typed Letter Signed â??Robert T. Jones, Jr.,â? 1 page, 8.5â? x 11â?. Atlanta, Georgia, November 29, 1939. On letterhead of The American Golf Institute listing Jones as the Director. To Harry T. Black, Los Angeles, California. Fine condition. After writing about a treatment which cured his lumbago, an affliction which â??came on when I was about 14 years of ageâ?, Bobby Jones writes, â??I certainly congratulate you on your scores of 78 and 79. Like your professional, I have never heard of anyone playing 18 holes in fewer scores than the years of his age. It is certainly a most remarkable performance. I hope as your years increase your score will continue to come down.â? Harry T. Black, then 82, turned in scores of 78 and 79 on the Clover Field Golf Course in Santa Monica, California. The â??Los Angeles Timesâ? had reported that â??Sports editors said it was the first known case of an individual shooting a score lowe

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        Barbarians At The Gate (In The First State Wrapper)

      Gollancz 1939 - The First UK Trade Edition published by Gollancz in 1939.Not to be confused with the more commonly found 'Left Book Club' softcover edition published the same year.The BOOK is in near FINE condition.A little toning to the text block but the book is clean,tight and free from inscriptions.Small previous booksellers sticker to the front pastedown.The black boards are very clean with the gilt titling remaining very bright. The WRAPPER is complete and is in near FINE condition.Minor creasing and nicks in places.The spine is a little age browned.The wrapper is protected in a removable Brodart archival cover.A very sharp copy and extremely scarce as such.The First copy that we have encountered in the last 15 years.At the time of listing this is the only copy available on the market.A classic text written on the eve of the Second World War by the founder of the Hogarth Press.Collectible. ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE HOPKINS MANUSCRIPT

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,. 1939. Octavo, pp. [1-5] 6-352,. original medium blue cloth, spine panel stamped in dark blue.. Publisher's TLs presenting the book to Hector McQuarry of Angus &. Robertson, an Australian book store chain and publishing firm, laid. in. Cloth unevenly faded, some foxing to text block, a very good copy. in very good printed dust jacket (design differs from that of the. published jacket) with mild wear to upper spine end and ink stain to. spine panel and rear panel. A rare issue of this edition. (#111945). First edition. The publisher's advance "special presentation issue" (so stated on title page and front panel of the jacket), limited to 200 copies (as per publisher's letter laid in). A classic catastrophe novel depicting survival after the earth is struck by the moon. "A superior work." - Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-341. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 4-517; (1981) 3- 666; and (2004) II-1002. Bailey, Pilgrims Through Space and Time, pp. 175- 76. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 75. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 154. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 194. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, p. 248. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 178. Reginald 13020.

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        A Family and a Fortune

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1939. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in dark blue. With the dust jacket. An exceptional copy in the nicked and lightly tanned dust jacket. Uncommon in this condition. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Marie Mère De Dieu.

      Bibliothèque Française Des Arts - Pierre tisné, Paris 1939 - 29pp. - 129pp. con ilustraciones - 20 láminas en papel especial y 6 hojas. Excelente encuadernación en piel, fileteada en oro. Lomera con nervios y florones. Cortes dorados. Y una muy bella pintura original en la tapa superior. Size: 33 X 25,5 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Comedy of Errors

      New York, Limited Editions Club,, 1939. The Text of the First Folio, Edited and Amended where Obscure by Herbert Farjeon. Quarto. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full red morocco, gilt titles to spine, 2 raised bands, gilt rules to boards, gilt coat of arms to front board, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Illustrated from wood engravings in water-colour by John Austen. A fine copy.

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        LEAD STEER AND OTHER TALES

      Clayton: Leader Press, 1939., 1939. First edition. 8vo. Signed by the author. Stiff pictorial wrappers, [6], 116 [2] pp., foreword, illustrated. Foreword is "Belling the Lead Steer" by J. Frank Dobie. Illustrated with drawings including the front cover by H. D. Bugbee and from photos. Herd 1822 says, "Scarce." Inner hinges reinforced, tiny closed tear to fore-edge of front panel, else near fine copy. 50 GREAT BUGBEE 159. CAMPBELL 72. HERD 1822. DOBIE p.114.

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        Reuter & Reuter presenterar Duke Ellington and his famous orchestra

      - - skaparen av en ny stil inom den moderna musiken. Åhlén & Åkerlunds Boktr. Stockholm 1939. Illustrerad. Omslag + 8 s. Klammerhäftad och med "original guldsnodd". Inlagan har lossnat från omslagets klammrar. Reva i nedre marginalen. Signerad av Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges, Billy Taylor, Wallace Jones, Charles Williams vid spelningen i Furuvik 1939. Cover + 8 pages stapled and tied with "golden thread". 31 x 24 cm.*Från Duke Ellingtons första turné i Sverige 1939. Inscribed program (for names see above) from Duke Ellingtons first tour in Sweden in 1939. Names collected at Furuvik, Sweden.[#\38661]

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        The Day of the Locust.

      New York: Random House, 1939 - Octavo. Original red cloth, orange paper label to spine, black top-stain. With the dust jacket. Binding lightly rubbed and faded at the extreme head and tail of the spine, which is rolled, endpapers tanned, contents toned. A very good copy in the rubbed and chipped jacket with a few closed tears. First edition, first printing. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Day of the Locust

      Random House 1939 - First Edition, first printing. An attractive dustjacket that is vibrant in colors. The spine is unfaded and unusually bright for this title. This original dustjacket has light expert repairs along the folds hardly noticeable and to the spine. The price is present, and this dustjacket has all of the first edition points. The book is solid. The binding is tight with some light fading along the edges and some wear to the spine ends. Otherwise, the book is sharp, with clean pages and no writing. Overall, an ideal copy for collectors looking for a lovely dustjacket and a nice copy of this rare first edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        South Western Reporter [1st]. Vols. 1-300 (1887-1939)

      1939 - South Western Reporter [1st]. St. Paul, Minn.: West Publishing Co. Vols. 1-300. (1887-1939). Ex-library with stamps, moderate shelf wear, 3 volumes with tear to base of spine. Interiors clean. * Provides decisions from Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., ABAA ILAB]
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        CYANIDING FOR GOLD

      Angus and Robertson 1939 - True first edition;first and only print,Ion Idriess's rarest book and an investment.Red/brown cloth covers with black titles to spine and front cover.Mint and faultless,apperas as very lightly read.No repairs or alterations.Has the very rare dust wrapper,protected in mylar cover.The wrapper is wonderfull,edge wear,wear loss to all corners,folds rubbed and separated,old tape residue on flap folds.Still 99% sound,clean and tidy.Could be simply repaired.The block is sound and tight with no names or stamps.Hinges are excellent,all fold outs present,charts and diagrams present.Lovely very rare copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CYANIDING FOR GOLD. A complete, simple and detailed account of the process written especially for the working miner and the small syndicate

      Sydney: Angus and Robertson 1939 - 220x140: x,270pp. bw, il, fold-out chart, fold-out table, Original cloth (Hardback), no jacket, Good, spine a little faded, titles still bright, endpapers foxed, 5% of fore-edge and top edge lightly fished, internally bright, clean and unmarked. . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Must Australia Fight? [How Must Australia Fight?]

      Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 1939. First edition, with the publisher's replacement wrapper altering the title (in case it be thought somewhat defeatist) to 'How Must Australia Fight?'. 223pp, full-page map, endpaper maps. Original mustard cloth, spine lightly discoloured, with dustwrapper (spine sunned and slightly chipped at head and tail, now in protective sleeve). Some spotting on the top and fore-edges, owner's small name stamp on half-title, otherwise very clean. A very good+ copy. .

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        HOW MUST AUSTRALIA FIGHT

      Angus and Robertson 1939 - True first edition.Orange cloth covers with black titles to spine;bright clean covers.Dust wrapper is unclipped.Small 1cm wear to top and bottom of spine DW,rest is fine,bright and clean.Rare to find in this condition,nice complete cover.Block is sound and tight.Maps to both paste downs and prelims.Some light foxing throughout.No names or stamps etc.Lovely complete copy in rare dust wrapper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LES DOCUMENTS SECRETS DE L'ETAT-MAJOR GENERAL FRANCAIS - AUSWARTIGES AMT 1939-41 N°6.

      IMP. DEUTSCHER VERLAG - R200033729: 400 pages. In-Folio Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos frotté. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 355.343-Services secrets, espionage [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Three framed original cartoons from "Gulliver's Travels

      1939. unbound. Outstanding and historically important assemblage of three original production storyboard drawings, all created by Thomas Johnson and used in the Fleischer Studios' feature animated cartoon "Gulliver%u2019s Travels." The three drawings are part of the sequence in which King Little, Gabby, and company pass out at the banquet table soon after the gala celebration in the castle. Gulliver looks on affectionately and then proceeds to reverse the tablecloth into a blanket, tucking in his new-found friends before extinguishing the night torches. The first two drawings are matted and framed in one unit, labeled "72" and "73." Each of these drawings, measuring 7.5 x 9.5 inches, was accomplished in graphite and partially hand-colored in red, blue, and yellow pastel pencil. They are set in a double-opening olive mat framed to 20.5 x 14 inches and housed in a simple brown vintage frame. Drawing 73 is highly detailed and contains images not retained in the animated feature. More specifically, King Little, Gabby, and friends are asleep in their chairs at the banquet table while dishes and food remain. In addition, there is a bandstand adorned with a guitar and sleeping musicians that was also removed from the scene. The third drawing, measuring 6 x 7.5 inches, is matted and set in metal gold frame measuring 10.25 x 11.5 inches. It was accomplished in graphite and completely hand colored in red, blue, and yellow pastel pencils. It depicts a close-up of King Little, Gabby, and friends asleep at the banquet table with their bodies completely covered by the tablecloth as they let out exaggerated snores. Ironically, Johnson includes a finished drawing of a sleeping tramp hiding under the banquet table which he has crossed out, probably in anticipation of the rejection he would have received from Dave Fleischer. Note: "Gulliver's Travels" was the second cel-animated feature film ever released and the first produced by an American studio other than Walt Disney Productions. It was directed and produced by Dave and Max Fleischer and premiered on December 22, 1939. For cartoon aficionados who would like to match up the approximate film sequences to the above drawings, it is suggested that you view cartoon frames: 53 min. 21 sec. / 53 min. 43 sec. / 53 min. 59 sec. All items are in very good(+) condition. Newspaper cartoonist and animator best remembered for his work with Max and Dave Fleischer at Fleischer Studios in the 1930s. He worked on Betty Boop and later on Popeye shorts before contributing extensively to the feature cartoons "Gulliver%u2019s Travels" (1939) and "Mr. Bug Goes to Town" (1940).

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        The War Illustrated. Complete Record of the Conflict by Land and Sea and in the Air. SPLENDID SET IN PUBLISHER'S PICTORIAL BINDING

      Amalgamated Press -1947 1939 - 10 vols., roy. 8vo., First Edition, with frontispieces and titles toned in sepia, and many thousands of photographs, illustrations and maps (many toned in sepia or blue); publisher's original binding of pictorial plum cloth, upper boards and backstrips elaborately lettered and blocked in gilt and black, ALL ORIGINAL WRAPPERS PRESERVED, covers lightly dust-soiled else a remarkably well-preserved bright, clean, crisp set with virtually no sign of the usual spotting and fading. Splendid set of Hammerton's monumental pictorial history of WWII. It was published throughout the conflict in 255 parts (varying from weekly to fortnightly), and subsequently issued in bound volumes as here. It is sometimes found in later, plain or home-made bindings; complete sets in the original elaborate bindings are scarce, especially in this condition. The set comprises Vol. 1: (parts 1-20); Vol. 2: (parts 21-44); Vol. 3: (parts 45-70); Vol. 4: (parts 71-100); Vol. 5: (parts 101-130); Vol. 6: (parts 131-155); Vol. 7: (parts 156-180); Vol. 8: (parts 181-205); Vol. 9: (parts 206-230); Vol. 10: (parts 231-255). Each volume has its own detailed and comprehensive index; the final volume contains an illuminated family ROH intended for completion by the purchaser (blank in this set). IN THIS CONDITION, A RARE SURVIVAL OF A SCARCE AND IMPORTANT WORK. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Secret Water.

      Cape 1939 - FIRST EDITION, the frontispiece, title-vignette, numerous line-drawings in the text, some full-page, and the colourprinted map endpapers, all by the author, pp. 384, cr.8vo., original mid green cloth, backstrip gilt lettered, front cover titled in blind, dustjacket, faint browning to backstrip panel and just a trifle rubbed, overall a delightful copy, very good

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        Step by Step 1936-1939.

      London, Thornton Butterworth, 1939 - Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in burgundy morocco, titles to spine with lion centre tools in compartments, raised bands, signature block to front board, roll to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Beautifully bound in fine condition. Folding map of Europe bound in at rear. First edition, first impression. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        No Wind of Blame

      - London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited, (1939). First Edition. "First printed." 12mo. Previous owner's signature in pencil on front free endpaper; slightly cocked; dust-jacket with a few small chips and closed tears, with a one-inch chip to bottom of spine panel--still an attractive copy of a scarce Heyer mystery. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS) WITH AN ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR

      16 Oct. 1939 - A 2-page letter of @250 words on both sides of one sheet of paper in Flagg's hand addressed to "My poor dear Sucker" [Willis Birchman: author, illustrator, and friend of Flagg's]. With an ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR at the top of the letter of a standing man with a large heart for a head nonchalantly tossing aside his human head. Flagg explains that the cartoon is his reaction to news from Birchman regarding an apparent boarder and the disruption in his life. Flagg refers to a movie he made that he wishes to show Birchman about a visitor who came for a weekend and stayed seven years. SIGNED "Monty," as he often did when writing to Birchman. Flagg, the epitome of the bohemian artist (certainly this letter gives a good taste of that), was a master of portrait studies and incisive caricatures. He created many posters for the government and is best known for his famous "I Want You" Uncle Sam recruiting poster, an American icon. He was elected to the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame in 1980. Normal creases from folding. Fine [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        THE GLASS GIANT OF PALOMAR

      Dodd, Mead & Co, NY 1939 - A unique copy; SIGNED by author plus 23 additional signatures of all of the men who worked for ten years grinding the great 200 inch mirror; Book: Minor shelf wear; Dust Jacket: Small chips and tears, nasty rubs at folds; Drawings and sketches [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Men, Women, and Places. INSCRIBED.

      NY: Knopf , 1939. 1st ed. - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Oxford Book of Light Verse.

      1939 - Chosen by W.H. Auden. London: OUP, 1939. Blue cloth, title in gilt to upper cover and spine. Covers heavily worn, contents good. Patrick Kavanagh's copy, with his signature on front free endpaper. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ulysses Rare Books Ltd. ABA, ILAB]
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        AUTOGRAPHED CHECK

      - Drawn on Burroughs personal checking account at Citizens National Trust and Savings Bank. The check is dated Nov. 18, 1939 and is filled out and signed E.R. Burroughs. The check is printed with" EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS "in large capitals and below it in smaller type" Tarzana, California" it bears number A578. The check is payable in Burroughs handwriting to Elsa Staloff in the sum of 50 cents(50/100) also in Burroughs hand and below that on the dollar line by machine. Elsa has endorsed the check by hand and stamped it on the reverse Pay to the order of Bank Of America for the account of Martha Smith Candy Co. The check also bears the stamp of the B of A, Beverly Hills Main Office. The check is also perforated " Paid 11 24 39" not affecting the signature. The check is in fine condition [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Document Signed / Unsigned Photograph.

      - Austrian-born associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1939-62); helped found American Civil Liberties Union. Partly-printed DS, 1p, 8½" X 11", Cambridge, MA, 1919 September 29. Very good. Slight smearing of signature. Small chips at two corners, not affecting text. Updating form sent out by "Who's Who in America" for its 1920-21 edition, on light orange paper, with Frankfurter's 3" X 1½" biographical entry from the previous edition affixed onto the blank center area. Frankfurter has written in two small additions ("assistant to the Secretary of Labor" and "appt'd. chmn. War Labor Policies Bd., June, 1918"), signing and dating it at the bottom. Several editor's marks and corrections in purple ink. Comes with a fine -- and itself scarce -- 1947 news agency photograph (International News Photo) of a seated Frankfurter (feet not touching the floor!), along with Bernard Baruch and others, receiving an honorary degree from City College of New York. Original mimeographed caption sheet present. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA]
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        THE LISTENING HOUSE

      London, Collins Crime Club. Circa 1939 - Publisher's red boards lettered in black, pictorial dust jacket. Text block age toned, scattered foxing, a solid GOOD+ copy in a GOOD p/c dj which is lightly shelfworn with a few spots of foxing on verso. The author's first mystery and a Haycraft Queen cornerstone. A very elusive CCC title. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: DACOBRA BOOKS]
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        FINNEGANS WAKE.

      Faber and Faber.London.,1939 - FIRST EDITION.Finely bound in recent full brick morocco leather.Spine with raised bands,gilt.Single gilt ruled border on boards.Top edge gilt.Aside from some browning to the last page of text and previous owners name on half title page,this is a very good copy.One of only 3400 copies printed,of which 950 were destroyed.: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        Night Rider

      Houghton Mifflin, Boston 1939 - A solid copy. Mild sunning to the spine. The complete jacket has some fraying at both spine ends but remains bright and attractive. The jacket is not price-clipped. Inscribed, signed and dated (1940) by the author on the front free endpaper. Robert Penn Warren's first novel of a turn of the century Kentucky tobacco war. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: First Place Books]
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        Sir John Franklin's Last Arctic Expedition. The Franklin Expedition: A Chapter in the History of the Royal Navy

      Metheun & Co. Ltd., London - 1939, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) Near fine. xviii,222pp. Octavo. Illustrated with a map (including 3 folding maps at rear). Original blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. A tight bright copy. Very minor foxing to first and last few pages and edges of textblock. Very scarce as most copies where burned during an air raid during the second world war when Metheuns warehouse was hit. Not in AB. This account of the Franklin expedition deals primarily with addressing the fortunes of the expedition. The author has included a brief account of the search for the lost expedition and has attempted to present an outline of the principal events which, while not associated with the search itself, have occurred in connection with the ill-fated enterprise. The narrative has been compiled from both published and non-published sources. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        DOUZE PORTRAITS DE FEMMES : POEMES.

      - Paris, Philippe Gonin, 1939. En feuilles : 26x38 cm. Ouvrage orné de 12 GOUACHES ORIGINALES PEINTES A LA MAIN (!) par Claire Vergez. Couverture rempliée. Chemise-étui en demi-parchemin. Traces d'usage sur la chemise-étui, sinon ouvrage en bon état général. Un des 50 exemplaires (n° 18).

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Univers]
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