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        Carson of Venus

      Tarzana: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.. (1939). First. First edition. Fine in a slightly spine-faded, near fine dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author to a noted collector. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Tarzan the Magnificent - 1st Edition

      Tarzana, CA: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.. Very Good+ in Fine dust jacket. 1939. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. First Edition/First Printing, pebbled blue cloth with red lettering on the front cover and spine in Very Good+ condition with lightly rubbed extremities and sunning to spine in about Fine dust-jacket. Zeuschner 749 ; "Truth is stranger than fiction." If this tale should seem in part incredible, please bear this axiom in mind. It had its beginning more than twenty years ago, unless one wishes to go further back to the first amoeba or even beyond that to the cosmos shattering clash of two forgotten suns .

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        The Rescue Flight

      Published by Oxford University Press, Amen House, London First Edition 1939. 1939. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original scarlet cloth covers, black lettering and two aeroplanes to the spine, black lettering and biplane flying through the sun to the upper panel, top edge red. 8vo true first edition 1.9 inches thick 7½'' x 5¼'' with 256 printed pages of text. Colour frontispiece and six monochrome illustrations throughout. Ten listed stories by W. E. Johns to the book start with The Camels are Coming and end with Biggles Flies North. A little brown ghosting to the end papers, foxing to the closed page edges and end papers. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition original first edition dust wrapper with only minor rubbing, spine colours not sun faded. Nine Oxford W. E. Johns listed books to the rear start with Biggles Flies East and end with Biggles Flies North, not price clipped 3/6. Dust wrapper protected. We currently hold in stock over 200 other books by this author. Member of the P.B.F.A.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        Biggles in Spain

      Published by Oxford University Press, Amen House, London First Edition 1939. 1939. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original scarlet cloth covers, black lettering to the spine, black lettering and two aeroplanes flying over a map of Spain with Madrid lettering to the upper panel, top edge red. 8vo true first edition 1.9 inches thick 7½'' x 5¼'' with 256 printed pages of text. Colour frontispiece and six monochrome illustrations throughout. Ten listed stories by W. E. Johns to the book start with The Camels are Coming and end with Biggles Flies North. A little brown ghosting to the end papers, light foxing to the closed page edges. Very Good condition book in near Very Good condition original first edition dust wrapper with small chips and related tears to the corners and spine ends, spine colours not sun faded. Eight Oxford W. E. Johns listed books to the rear start with Biggles Flies East and end with Biggles Flies South, not price clipped 3/6. Dust wrapper protected. We currently hold in stock over 200 other books by this author. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Biggles Flies North

      Published by Oxford University Press, Amen House, London First Edition 1939. 1939. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original light brown cloth covers, black lettering to the spine with aeroplane and fir tree, black lettering with aeroplane flying through a compass to the upper panel, top edge brown. 8vo true first edition 1.9 inches thick 7½'' x 5¼'' with 256 printed pages of text. Colour frontispiece and six monochrome illustrations throughout. Nine listed stories by W. E. Johns to the book start with The Camels are Coming and end with Biggles Goes to War. Light foxing to the closed page edges. Very Good condition book in near Very Good condition original first edition dust wrapper with small chips and related tears to the corners and spine ends, spine colours not sun faded. Nine Oxford W. E. Johns listed books to the rear start with Biggles Flies East and end with Biggles Flies North, not price clipped 3/6. Dust wrapper protected. We currently hold in stock over 200 other books by this author. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        The D.A. Draws a Circle (First Edition, inscribed)

      William Morrow, New York 1939 - First printing of this edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper: "To Noni / Who wrote it / From the guy who paid her for doing it / Erle Stanley Gardner." According to Dorothy Hughes' biography of Gardner, Noni Bibler was one of Gardner's early assistants, and apparently took much of the manuscript from dictation.Near Fine in a Very Good or better dust jacket. Dampstain at the bottom right corner of the front board, affecting the jacket verso in the same spot; otherwise only lightly rubbed overall. An attractive copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        No Hands on the Clock

      Morrow, New York 1939 - First edition. A trifle worn but still fine in an about near fine example of the scarce dustwrapper with a few tiny chips, mild rubbing, and a little fading to the spine. Basis for the fast-paced and well-regarded 1941 B-picture directed by Frank McDonald, with Chester Morris and Jean Parker. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        IN GOOD KING CHARLES'S GOLDEN DAYS: A HISTORY LESSON BY A FELLOW OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LITERATURE. (SIGNED)

      Privately Printed, London, 1939 First Edition. Wraps. - 8vo. Original publisher's printed wraps designated 'First Rehearsal Copy' on cover and 'Strictly Private.' Signed presentation from the author to the scientist and astronomer James Jeans - 'To Sir James Jeans with profound diffidence, appealing for a correction on page 63. From G. Bernard Shaw. 6th July 1939.' Shaw has placed 4 black ink question marks against a passage on page 63 dealing with ' the perihelion of Mercury.' There are a few marginal linings in the text in light pencil and a numerical fraction (the solution to a mathematical puzzle posed by one of the cast) presumably in the hand of James Jeans. Clean vg example with slight creasing at one corner and short split at lower top hinge. In a letter from GBS dated 22/1/40 to G.M. Trevelyan notes that the play was read by Jeans (and Eddington). Laurence notes that Jeans helped Shaw with the logarithms in the play. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Tropic of Capricorn.

      Paris, The Obelisk Press, (1939). - 8vo. 367, (1) pp., 1 f. (errata leaf ). Original wrappers. One of two versions of first edition. "Published in February 1939, at 60 francs" (Shifreen/J.). Price "60 FRS" printed to spine. Both versions were issued in February 1939 with a "yellow errata sheet bound in before title page". - Some bumping at upper guard and minor marginal tears. Untrimmed and partly unopened. Wrappers a little soiled and scuffed. Shifreen/J. A21b. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL. Signed

      Under the Patronage of His Eminence the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminister, London, N. D. [1939] - Eliot, T. S. Murder In The Cathedral. Signed. Folded card stock 2pp., 5" x 7"1/2 folded in very good or better condition, mildly foxed Special performance of this, his cornerstone play at Westminster Cathedral Hall, January 18th (1939). Neatly signed by Eliot in blue fountain pen at the top of the front cover. A rare item as such. $1775. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Grapes of Wrath

      New York: Viking Press. (1939). First. First edition. Some darkening to the pastedowns, else near fine in a fair only but basically intact dustwrapper with the "first edition" slug intact on the front flap. The jacket is considerably tanned and rubbed, with small chips, most at the spinal extremities. With a small card Signed by Steinbeck laid in. Pulitzer Prize-winning classic 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. A reasonably decent copy with the first edition statement present on the front flap. .

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        Grand Livre d'or historique de la gendarmerie nationale en cinq tomes

      Comité du monument national à la gloire de la gendarmerie, paris 1939 - Cinq tomes reliés cuir. coins et demi basane marron. dos à nerfs décorés de titres et tomaisons argent. tranches mouchetées. sous la direction de LELU G., Président de la Société Nationale du Monument. Tome I : 450pp. Gendarme du général Ambert ; Histoire générale sommaire de la gendarmerie nationale métropolitaine ; Légions de gendarmerie départementales ; Légion de Paris ; Iere gendarmerie à 10 ème légion Tome II : 477 pp ; 11eme à 21eme légion de gendarmerie ; légion de gendarmerie d'Alsace et de Lorraine ; Légion de la Garde républicaine de Paris ; Le sport hippique dans la gendarmerie nationale ; La musique de la Garde républicvaine ; Tambours, clairons et trompettes de la Garde républicaine. TomeIII : 552pp. Corps divers ; Bassin méditérranéen et gendarmerie coloniale ; légion de gendarmerie maritime Tome IV : 420pp. Inspection générale de la gendarmerie ; Héroisme et valeurs civiques ; Héroisme et valeurs guerrières ; la gendarmerie en campagne ; drapeaux et étendards ; monuments commémoratifs et particuliers ; sociétés mutuelles et associations ; iconographie ; bibliographie; bienfaiteurs de la gendarmerie ; missions sociales et rôle militaire ; nos héros. Tome V :300pp; l'avenir de la gendarmerie ; les écoles ; les uniformes de la gendarmerie ; la maison de repos et de convalescence ; le musée de la gendarmerie ; la société du monument national à la gloire de la gendarmerie française ; le monument national ; le monument , les cérémonies ; annexes. Nbses illustrations en noir et blanc in-t et polychromes ht et monochromes ht. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Photograph Album of a 14 Day Cruise To Norway & The North, June 16th - 30th 1939: A 4,000 Mile Cruise Aboard the P&O Liner, "Viceroy of India"

      Unpublished 1939 - , approximately 50 pages, sketch with colour on the top cover, good quality, black and white photographs with handwritten descriptive labels in black ink and pencil, taken on the cruise, a newspaper clipping of the sinking of the "Viceroy of India" while transporting troops to England in the 1942, colour post cards featuring native costumes, some of the areas features are: Trodheim, Lerfoss Falls, Hammerfest, Spitzberge, Green Harbour,The Glacier, Tromso, Bergen, other unattatched black and white photographs, negatives from some colour film at the back , covers rubbed and creased on the corners, one page detached, inside notes clear, pictures of good quality, the album is in good condition , grey card cover, sewn, with owner's title and sketch map 26.5 x 39 cm, oblong Paperback ISBN: [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Keoghs Books]
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        Timon Sintesis De Orientacion Politico-social. Completa

      - Revista Mensual. Dirigida por D. Abad de Santillan. Editorial Imán. Buenos Aires 1939. Colección completa de la Revista Timón, de orientación anarquista. Números uno al siete, cada uno con sus cubiertas originales. Colaboraciones de Diego Abad de Santillán; John Dos Passos; José Gabriel; J. García Pradas; León Felipe; Carlos de Baraibar, etc. RÚSTICA. BUEN ESTADO.

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        World Monument for San Antonio, Texas.

      ca. 1939. - Gouache painting. 21.5 x 23.5 inches. Signed in pencil by the artist. Annotated and authenticated by Tony Sheets, the artist's son in 2003. Design for a monumental sculpture of women holding the world, in San Antonio, Texas. On board. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Greece: Pictorial, Descriptive, and Historical

      published by Wiliam S. Orr And Co. , London 1939 - , xxvii, 356 pages, with upwards of 350 engravings on wood and 28 steel engraved plates including frontispiece, vignette title page, and 2 maps, tissue-guarded First Edition , rubbed at edges of spine and at corners, leather darkened at very edges, boards lightly rubbed, firmly bound, water stains to prelims and edges of some plates, text clean, in good+ condition , half dark green roan leather with marbled paper to boards, gilt titles to spine, 5 raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers small quarto, 25 x 18 cm Hardback [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        STEP BY STEP. 1936 - 1939.

      Thornton Butterworth Ltd. London. 1939 - FIRST EDITION. 8vo.(8.6 x 5.6 inches). Two maps, one folding. A fine, clean and crisp copy bound in recent full red morocco by Bayntun-Riviere of Bath. Spine with raised bands, each with gilt piping. Compartments ruled, lettered, and stamped with Rampant Lion device in gilt. Single gilt ruled border on boards with a facsimile of Churchill's signature stamped in gilt to the centre of the front board. Board edges with a gilt dot and line design. Double gilt rule with floral corner pieces to the inner boards. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. A fine, gleaming copy.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        The Law of Success in Sixteen Lessons, 8 volumes

      Ralston Society 1939 - Meriden, CT: The Ralston University Press, 1937. 8 Volumes, bound in brown faux leather with gilt stamping. In Very Good condition. Bindings are lightly rubbed, with areas of light edge wear and light soiling. Gilt stamping dulled and lightly rubbed, but still visible. The first volume has a previous owner name in ink to the front free end paper, and each volume has a book plate from the previous owner to the front paste down. Light offsetting to end papers. Pages show light age toning, with a few scattered spot stains. A lovely set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Verve An Artistic And Literary Quarterly Volume 1, Numbers 2, 3, and 4. March 1938 - March 1939

      VERVE, 1939-01-01. Hardcover. VeryGood.

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        1939 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT TAHITIAN TRAVEL DIARY, LETTERS AND OBSERVATIONS OF PRE WAR TAHITI BY FAMED POET, PUBLISHER AND ARTIST WRITTEN TO HIS PARENTS

      TAHITI SOUTH PACIFIC FRENCH POLYNESIA Egham Surrey 1939 - On offer is the remarkable, original handwritten manuscript journal and diary by Desmond Harmsworth regarding his travels in the South Pacific. Over 150 pp written as letters to his mother and father, Lady and Lord Harmsworth. Desmond and sometimes his wife Dorothy write long, detailed intimate letters detailing their travel, observations and growing concerns while in Tahiti on the cusp of the War. The original 3 ring style book is in terrible shape given the covers are distressed and the rear is present but off. Some pages are detached but otherwise holding well. Simply super one of a kind relic of the South Pacific pre World War II. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

      [Bookseller: M Benjamin Katz FineBooksRareManuscripts]
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        The Lawless Roads. A Mexican Journey

      London, Longmans. 1939, 1939. First edition, Second issue binding. 8vo. Publisher's red cloth titled in black to spine, lightly sunned to extremities, with light bumping to spine ends. Very good indeed. In a very good example of the dustwrapper, minor soiling to spine panel, light wear to extremities and a couple of areas of shallow shipping to spine ends, a bright, clean and strong example of a wrapper normally seen in very poor condition.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Lawless Roads. A Mexican Journey

      London: Longmans, Green and Co.,, 1939. With Ten Illustrations. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine in black, map endpapers. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece and 7 plates, two of which are double plates. Spine a little rolled, spotting to edges of text block and very occasionally to contents, endpapers toned. Cloth fresh. An excellent copy in the price-clipped and lightly rubbed jacket with a chip from the tail of the toned spine panel and a closed tear and crease to the upper panel. First edition, first impression, in the second issue binding and dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        L'Iliade. (2 Tomes - Complet) - L'Odyssée (2 Tomes - Complet)

      Le Vasseur et Cie 1939 - Un des 1100 exemplaires sur vélin de Rives numérotés, Iliade : traduction de Eugène Lasserre et 24 illustrations en couleurs de Benito ; Odyssée : traduction de Médéric Dufour et Jeanne Raison, avec 24 illustrations en couleurs de Benito, 4 vol. in-8 br. sous couv. rempliée et étui de feutrine, Le Vasseur et Cie, Paris, 1939-1941, 192, 200, 149, 148 pp. avec 48 ill. en couleurs hors texte Complet. Bon état (très petits accrocs aux étuis, brochage un peu faible sur un volume) Langue: Français [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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        The Lawless Roads: A Mexican Journey

      London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1939. 308pp. Red cloth boards. Black lettering spine (second issue). Cloth covers  fresh and bright. Lettering to spine excellent. Boards have just a touch of scuff to edges and tips. Map endpapers printed to white paper. Book firm, clean and unmarked. B&W plates. D/W price clipped. Wrapper complete but with edge abrasions and rub. Moisture mark visible on inner side. 4" split to spine lower end and small chip in centre of spine.

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        The Grapes of Wrath

      First edition, April 1939. Octavo. Dust jacket (unclipped with $2.75 price). Fine copy in fine dust jacket. 619 pages.Signed and inscribed by Steinbeck on title page.Enclosed in 1/2 green morocco drop box.

      [Bookseller: George Houle Rare Books & Autographs]
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        Le Mur.

      Gallimard 1939 - - Gallimard, Paris 1939, 12x19cm, relié sous chemise et étui. - Edition originale, un des 40 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin pur fil des papeteries Lafuma-Navarre, tirage de tête. Reliure en plein box noir, dos lisse titré à froid à la chinoise, plats couverts d'un décor géométrique en perspective mosaïqué de pièces de box rouges, oranges et bordeaux, box noir encadrant les contreplats, gardes et contreplats de daim bordeaux, toutes tranches dorées, couvertures et dos conservés, chemise en demi-box noir à bandes sur papier de bois vieux rose, étui en papier de bois vieux rose bordé de box noir, reliure signée de C. et J.P. Miguet, 1985. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Raymond Gallimard, frère de Gaston et co-gestionnaire des éditions Gallimard : "A Monsieur Raymond Gallimard en hommage de J.P. Sartre". En 1921, Raymond Gallimard, déjà actionnaire de la Librairie Gallimard, devient le responsable commercial et financier de la maison d'édition. Bien que moins présent que son frère sur la scène publique, Raymond Gallimard a lui aussi côtoyé les grandes plumes qui ont fait le succès de cette maison et nous en avons ici un charmant témoignage. Très bel exemplaire du seul recueil de nouvelles de Sartre magnifiquement établi dans une reliure du couple Miguet. Provenance : bibliothèque R. et B. L. avec son ex-libris. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        ARCHIVE OF ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY ORIGINAL PRODUCTION AND PUBLICITY STILLS FOR 'OF MICE AND MEN'

      Los Angeles: United Artists, 1939.. One hundred and fifty 7.5 x 9.5 inch (a few smaller) borderless black & white stills. Generally very good to near fine (a few corner creases, one or two with signs of oxidation). An unusually comprehensive archive, with trivial duplication, of the production and publicity stills for the 1939 film adaptation of Steinbeck's novel, directed by Lewis Milestone, starring Burgess Meredith, Lon Chaney Jr., et al. The still photographer for the film has generally been identified as Tom Evans. The collection offers unusually strong representation of the X, P, and H sequences, in many instances representing contiguous runs of images within the negative sequences. A considerable number of the stills bear the studio's mimeographed cut-lines affixed to the back, and a few bear rubber-stamped designations as "proof" prints. It would be difficult indeed to recreate such a near comprehensive collection of the stills associated with this film.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        The Grapes of Wrath

      New York: Viking Press. (1939). First. First edition. Some darkening to the pastedowns, else near fine in a fair only but basically intact dustwrapper with the "first edition" slug intact on the front flap. The jacket is considerably tanned and rubbed, with small chips, most at the spinal extremities. With a small card Signed by Steinbeck laid in. Pulitzer Prize-winning classic 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. A reasonably decent copy with the first edition statement present on the front flap. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        TYPES, BORDERS AND MISCELLANY OF TAYLOR & TAYLOR, WITH HISTORICAL BREVITIES ON THEIR DERIVATION AND USE

      San Francisco: Taylor & Taylor, 1939. original quarter-leather, cloth, slipcase. Type Specimens. thick 8vo. original quarter-leather, cloth, slipcase. xxxi, 563 pages. Limited to 350 numbered copies. This well printed specimen book was named one of the "50 Books of the Year" by the AIGA and a notice to this effect is tipped-in stating that it was the first time in the history of the award that a type specimen book was chosen. Includes specimens of Bodoni, Civilite, Caslon, Gill, and many others. Slipcase has minor wear and rubbing. Book is in very fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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        The Yearling.

      New York. Charles Scribner's sons. 1939 - This Edition is Limited to 750 copies. Signed by Rawlings and Wyeth to Limitation Page. Of the 770 copies issued in the total run of this Signed,Limited Edition, only 520 were bound in Aqua cloth and accompanied by like Chemise and Slipcase, as is this copy. The remaining 250 copies were issued in dark blue cloth and matching slipcase and were published at a later time. Illustrated with 16 full page coloured plate by N.C. Wyeth, two of which are charcoal and wash full page illustrations executed specifically for this Limited Edition.Also includes a facsimile of a hand-written letter by Wyeth during a trip to Florida with Rawlings. Thick 8vo. Bound in pictorial gilt decorated and titled aqua cloth. Top edge gilded. Housed in title- labeled chemise and original slipcase. The Yearling was the best-selling novel in America for the year 1938 and won the 1939 Pulitzer Prize. Rawlings's editor was Max Perkins, who also worked with F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and other literary luminaries. The tender story of a boy and a fawn, has since entered the elite pantheon of American Classics, being widely sold and studied even to this day.Newell Convers Wyeth (October 22, 1882 – October 19, 1945), known as N.C. Wyeth, was an American artist and illustrator. He was the pupil of artist Howard Pyle and became one of America's greatest illustrators. During his lifetime, Wyeth created over 3,000 paintings and illustrated 112 books,25 of them (including the Yearling), for Scribner's Classics - the work for which he is best-known. Wyeth was a realist painter just as the camera and photography began to compete with his craft. Sometimes seen as melodramatic, his illustrations were designed to be understood quickly. Wyeth, who was both a painter and an illustrator, understood the difference, and said in 1908, "Painting and illustration cannot be mixed—one cannot merge from one into the other." Wikipedia . Well executed, professional minor repair to pictorial rear endsheets at gutter. Several very light, small blemishes to front cover. A lovely, very crisp and clean copy. Darkening to chemise. A mild split or two and some mild soiling to slipcase. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, Ltd. ABAA , ILAB]
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        The Western Angler (Two Volume Set)

      Derrydale Press [1939], New York - This is an unnumbered review copy from an edition limited to 950 numbered copies. Illustrated in black-and-white and in color. Bound in publisher's original red cloth with the front cover and spine stamped in gilt. Fold-out map opposite page three. Many unopended pages. Uncut. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie, Booksellers A.B.A.A]
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        Abraham Lincoln: The War Years

      New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company 1939 - Four volumes, 4to., brown buckram with gilt-lettered morocco spine labels; top edges gilt; one slightly rubbed spine label. First edition, large paper issue, limited to 525 numbered sets, signed by Sandburg. Monaghan 3711. A gorgeous set with approximately 650 photographs, illustrations, and documents. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History (1940). Shipping extra [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        The Wild Palms.

      New York: Random House, 1939 - Octavo. Original wrappers printed in green and yellow, made from the first printing dust jacket. Housed in a black cloth slipcase. Backstrip cocked and rubbed, label residue to front wrapper, rear flap reattached. Very good. First edition, first printing, advance copy prepared for publicity and review purposes. Uncommon. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        THE BLACK RIDERS A Boy's Exciting Adventures

      Collins 1939 - First edition. 8vo. Orange cloth in the original pictorial dustwrapper. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper, price clipped and with old tape strengthening to the top of the spine. Illustrated in line by Anne Bullen. Author's first book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        The Big Sleep.

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. - First Edition, 1939. Bruccoli A1.2a. A Fine, clean unworn hardcover copy in light claybrown cloth, dark topstain, in a Fine unrestored jacket, not price-clipped, modestly toned along spine panel, with tiny rubs to spine-ends. 277pp. Chandler's First Book, and the basis for two movie versions, the first [1946] famous one starring Bogart and Bacall, the second [1978] starring Robert Mitchum and Sarah Miles. This copy was left alone on the shelf for 50 years and never handled, and it shows it. The book is about as new, and the jacket is nearly so. Housed in a custom felt-lined, folding clamshell box. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Compass Rose Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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        THE BIG SLEEP

      Alfred A. Knopf 1939 - First edition, Near Fine condition/ Very Good dust jacket with repaired spine, 2" middle section replaced with a patch from another jacket. Overall edgewear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rushton H. Potts]
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        First Publication of Raymond Chandler's Story "Pearls Are a Nuisance" in: Dime Detective, April 1939

      Chicago: Popular Publications Inc., 1939 - First Edition, First Printing. Chicago: Popular Publications Inc., 1939. Vol. 30, No. 1. A very good copy: there is a water stain to the top edge of the front and back covers, but it is not visible on the outer cover. Front cover has some short tears to the right-hand edge and a small bit of chipping. Pages are yellowing at the edges. Other than Chandler's "Smashing Crime Action Novelette" contents include T.T. Flynn's "The Devil's Derby: A Mr. Maddox Story" - Fred MacIsaac's "Murder at the Beauty Show: A Rambler Story" - John Lawrence's "Old Wives Tale: A Marquis of Broadway story" - Dale Clark's "Mercy Killing" - A Department "Ready for the Rackets" - The Editor's "The May Thrill Docket". This item from our catalogue 9, which you can download at ygrbooks.ch. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Yves G. Rittener - YGRbookS]
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        Step By Step 1936 - 1939

      Thornton Butterworth, Limited 1939, London - 366 pp., folding map at the rear. Bound in a recent full green morocco, with raised bands, top edge gilt, and gilt lines. A little marking to the fore-edge. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster - ABA ILAB & ibooknet]
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        Spicy-Adventure Stories Magazine, October 1939, Volume 10, Number 6

      Wilmington, DE: Culture Publications. Soft Cover. 128 pages. Stories include: Peril's Highway; Jackaroo; Bayou Madness; Rubies of Empire; Diana Daw; Graveyard of Missing Ships; She-Sheriff Barbara; Dangerous Bequest. Clean and unmarked with average wear. Minor peripheral chips and openings. Binding intact. A sound vintage copy. . Good. 1939. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction.com]
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        The Nature of the Judicial Process. Tenth Printing

      Yale University Press, New Haven 1939 - Once the copy of Yale President Kingman Brewster, with his ownership signature ("K Brewster") in orange pencil; original cloth, a very good bright copy Justice Cardozo's most famous work, his lectures delivered at Yale in 1921, in Judge Posner's words "the first systematic effort by a judge to explain how judges reason [and] the first serious effort by a judge to articulate a judicial philosophy" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., member ABAA]
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