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        Johnny Got His Gun

      Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1939-01-01 Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1939. 309 p. Yellow cloth with black lettering, red topstain. First edition, first printing. Near Fine condition. Clean pages and sturdy binding. No jacket. Cloth worn at tips, a few small dings and scuffs. No ownership marks, bookplates, etc. Lettering strong. A very nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Hotel del Monte menus - complete set of 12 menus, featuring the Jo Mora illustrations: Historical Pageant of the Monterey Peninsula

      1939.. 12 stiff card menus, each single fold with outside dimensions of 10 x 4 3/4 inches, featuring a black and white cover illustration. Menu, information on the illustration and historical information on the Monterey Peninsula on the interior. Most menus in very good condition with occasional light soiling and some toning, a couple of 1 inch separations at upper and lower fold line, pencil notation on back of two menus; one menu in good condition with archivally mended 2 inch tears to upper left margin of both panels and adhesive residue on back panel; one menu in good condition with archivally mended 2 inch tears to lower right margin. This is the full set of images of Jo Mora's Historical Pageant of the Monterey Peninsula, commissioned by the Hotel del Monte, and here used as the cover illustrations for menus at the hotel, these dating to the time of the Golden Gate International Exposition. The titles of the scenes are: The Harbor of Refuge; The Month was December; California Began Here; Mother of the Missions; The Reward of the Pathfinder; To Live Long and Without Care; Trails the Caballeros Rode; Yankee vs. Caballero; Manana; Monterey Surrenders; Old Spain Still Lives; Heritage of a Romantic Past. A scarce set of these powerful illustrations of California history, which would be most impressive framed. All are dated 1939 except for, To Live Long and Without Care, which is dated 1938. .

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        The Chinese Novel

      New York: The John Day Co., 1939 New York: The John Day Company, 1939. First Edition, signed by the author. Thin octavo, 59 pp. Black cloth binding with gilt imprinting, black and gold jacket. Fine book in Near Fine jacket showing only light peripheral wear. Unclipped, still bearing the $ 1.50 1939 price. The very scarce slipcase is also present, albeit with detached spine (see scan); the rest of the slipcase is Near Fine. One of Buck's scarcest. The Chinese Novel is Buck's Nobel Lecture delivered at the Swedish Academy upon winning the Nobel Prize for Literature. Buck, the first of just two American women to win the prize, points out the distinct nature of the Chinese novel, the quintessential grass-roots form which comes from and lives within the Chinese common people whose tea house and farming villages are the roots of the stories contained therein. She also predicted - correctly - that her own adherence to this form would cause her to fall out of the critical limelight, in time. With the slipcase, hard to replace. Provenance provided to purchaser. L17

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        Ask the Dust

      Stackpole Sons 1939 - Stackpole Sons, New York:, 1939. Hardcover. First Edition. The extremely scarce first printing of Fante's magnum opus. Advance review copy with review slip and publisher's promotional material laid in. Book is Fine, tight, square and unread. The dust jacket is Very Good+, complete and quite bright on the front and rear panels, but sunned on the spine. An attractive example of this scarce first issue jacket, correctly priced at $2.00 and only mentioning Wait Until Spring, Bandini. Published by Stackpole Sons in 1939, which then became embroiled in a lawsuit with Adolf Hitler over the unauthorized printing of Mein Kampf. Stackpole Sons spent the publicity money for the novel on the lawsuit, muffling public recognition of this work for many years. It is estimated that fewer than 3,000 copies of the first printing were sold. Touted as the greatest novel ever written about Los Angeles by Charles Bukowski among others, it is a largely autobiographical account of a young Fante coming West. Bukowski also credited Fante with inspiring his own writing career. Additional photos available upon request. Fine. Very Good +. Comes in a custom-made collector's clamshell case with leather spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Seven weeks after Hitler invaded Poland, Weizmann writes from London of his plans to travel to the Americas <I>?but of course it is premature to make any plans now with an ever changing crazy world ... one has to keep ones head now with all the horrible troubles in the world...?</I>

      Autograph Letter Signed ?Chaim? in English, two pages, 6? x 7.75?, front and verso. On ?The Dorchester Hotel / London? stationery, October 22, 1939. Uniformly lightly creased. Fine condition.In part, ?I assume that you have received my letter, also the £50 which I have sent for Feiwel. He had money until end of Oct. this should bring him up until January. Before I leave I propose to send him for another 5 months, because I believe I might not be back until end of March. Am leaving here about middle of Nov. and we shall probably visit both North & South A., also Canada. This ought to take me about 4 months with the journey ... but of course it is premature to make any plans now with an ever changing crazy world ... There is not very much new here. Michael has already left us; he is somewhere in England and will probably remain the best part of the winter. Benji may go any day and we old people are setting out on a long journey. I was very sorry to hear of your illness and I hope th

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Miniature 1829 Almanac from the Library of President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed in his name and dated for him by Eleanor Roosevelt, with the original catalogue listing

      Miniature Book Signed ?F. D. Roosevelt/1939? by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt inside front cover, 28 pages, 1.75? x 3?, marbled wraps. Softcover. Lower right corner of front cover missing. ?Miniature/Almanac,/for the/Year of Our Lord/1829./Being first after Bissextile or Leap Year/Calculated for the/Meridian of Boston,/?Much in a Little.?? Boston: Published and sold wholesale and retail by Richardson & Lord, 133 Washington Street. AI #39604. Drake 3945. Present, tipped to the inside cover is the 5? x ½? typed catalogue description: ?MINIATURE ALMANAC (Boston) for 1829. Size 1 7/8 x 3 inches; original wrappers. $7.50.? Penciled in the upper left corner of the inside cover: ?$7.50.? Label, .75? x .5?, affixed to inside cover imprinted ?Library of/Franklin D. Roosevelt/No.,? with ink notations penned in unidentified hand, ?M 56? and, next to ?No.,? ?1120.? Notes on two pages headed ?Memoranda for 1829? probably by original owner. According to the FD

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        British & American Game Birds . . With a chapter on Shooting in America by Eugene Connett

      New York: Derrydale Press, 1939 - A very scare and desirable Derrydale First American edition, no. 57 of 125 copies on handmade paper signed by the artist, and with a pencilled remarque. 4to. 20 color plates after Philip Rickman. 48 pp. Original quarter pigskin and cloth, morocco spine label. Faintest rubbing at head of spine (tiny chipping to right edge of label), about a fine copy. Siegel 145; Frazier P-11-a [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Game in the Desert

      New York: Derrydale Press, 1939. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine. First Edition. 4to., mottled green cloth gilt simulating snake skin; lettering to spine and upper board slightly dulled; small adhesive mark to flyleaf; minor wear to corner tips; very good indeed. First edition. One of 950 numbered copies printed, this copy number 30. Scarce presentation copy, inscribed in the year of publication by the author to conservationist Charles T. Church. Illustrated with photographs and with plates from drawings or paintings by T. J. Harter. O&#39;Connor&#39;s first book on hunting. Lacks box as is often the case. Siegel 146. Hard Cover. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR.

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Game in the Desert (SIGNED COPY)

      Derrydale Press, New York 1939 - Green simulated snake-skin cloth with gilt spine and cover titles; 4to; 298pp; illustrated with color frontispiece plus 10 other monotone plates after paintings by T.J. Harter; limited to 950 numbered (#41) copies; lacking original glassine dust jacket and 2 -part box. Author's accounts of hunting various big and small game species in the American Southwest as well as Mexico; sheep, antelope, mountain lion, bear, elk and wild turkey. This copy signed by author in year of publication and uncommon as such. A very good to near-fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: David Foley Sporting Books]
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        Long Shore. Foreword by Gordon Grand. Illustrations by Arthur D. Fuller

      New York: The Derrydale Press, [1939] - First Edition, One of 750 copies, this one marked "HH" on the box label and the colophon, and signed by the author. 12mo. Frontispiece and six full-page drawings of ducks, decoys, and hunters. xviii, [i], 1-108 pp. Full red morocco gilt, glassine jacket, original publisher's box with printed label on upper cover, uncut at fore and lower edges. Some very minor scattered foxing to initial three leaves. Some fading and rubbing to box, with some loss. Bookplate. An attractive copy. Siegel 151 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Changing New York

      E.P. Dutton, New York 1939 - 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. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Spalicek narodnich pisni a rikadel. [Jan Sobota Bookbinding].

      Nakladatelstvi Melantrich A. S. v Praze [Prague]. In a handcrafted bookbinding: "The Little Block of Wood". 1939 - Size of the binding: 8 1/2 inches x 11 1/2 in x 4 3/4 in. (thick: at the fore-edge) (290 x 220 mm). Half-title; decorative title-page in red and black; introduction by Dr. Emanuel Svoboda. xx, pp. [1]-306, including alphabetical title listings; reproduces black & white Ales drawings (1874-1909), with decorative texts in Czech. The entire text is in Czech. In a handcrafted, sculptural design bookbinding, entitled: "The Little Block of Wood", created by Czech born bookbinder, Jan Sobota in 1982, and exhibited at Frantiskovy Lazne, Czechoslovakia, in 1982, and at the Guild of Bookworkers Exhibition in 1987. The book is shaped like a wedge of wood cut from a round of tree trunk, with the wood-grained leather on the edges, and leather to resemble bark on the covers, with the author's initials: MA, carved in the front cover. Japanese paper flyleaves, suede doublures; a wedge-shaped box-binding sculpture, covered with tan and brown reverse sheepskin over relief abstract shapes. Calf edges blind tooled to resemble wood grain. In a gray, textured, cloth-covered slipcase, with inner, felt lined partitions, angled to hold the wedge-shaped book. The top and botton edges of the right side of the slipcase show splitting to the top edge, and partial splitting to the bottom edge. The book is in fine condition. Weight: 8 lbs. Postage is extra on this item. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Last Poems and Two Plays by William Butler Yeats. Limited Edition. Cuala Press

      The Cuala Press/Elizabeth Corbet Yeats, Dublin 1939 - 59pp. Includes: The Death of Cuchulain; Purgatory; The Black Tower; John Kinsella's Lament for Mrs Mary Moore. VG : in very good condition with glassine wrapper and in clear protective wraps.Glassine wrap edge-chipped. Some pages uncut Quarter cloth spines on blue papered boards [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        Decisive Battles: Their Influence upon History and Civilization

      London: Eyre and Spottiswoode,, 1939-40. Vol. I. From Alexander the Great to Frederick the Great. Vol. II. From Napoleon the First to General Franco. 2 volumes, octavo. Original red cloth, spines lettered in gilt, top edge red. With the dust jackets. 53 full-page maps and plans. An excellent set with minor foxing, in the bright jackets, with a few chips to the extremities of Vol II. First edition. Extremely uncommon. Both volumes inscribed by the author to his mother (Vol I dated 11.11.1939, and Vol II dated 19.3.1940). It was subsequently given to her other son, Walter, and noted in his handwriting below the inscription: "A. W. J. Fuller from Mother." The large part of this edition was destroyed in the Blitz, which was stroke of good fortune for Fuller&#39;s reputation as the text has been described by Anthony Trythall, Fuller&#39;s first biographer and a far from hostile witness, as "shrill Fascist special pleading." Fuller was able to "prune it of Fascist encrustation" (Brian Holden Reid in ODNB), and expand it in the 50s, in the process turning it into "the major work on which his reputation as a historian must rest&#133; thenceforward he was able to bask in the sunshine of a prophet restored to honour in his own country&#133;" (Michael Carver in DNB) From the library of Col. Roderick &#39;Rory&#39; Macleod with his ownership inscriptions to the front free endpapers and upper panels of the jackets.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE GARDEN PARTY and Other Stories

      The Verona Press 1939 - First edition of this collection. Number 506 of 1200 copies printed at the Officina Bodoni after a design by Hans Mardersteig. Original green patterned linen covered boards with red title label, in grey dustwrapper printed in green, complete with numbered card slipcase. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper, with a small scratch to the spine, in a very good slipcase with some edge wear. A superb copy. Illustrated with sixteen original colour lithographs by Marie Laurencin. The first edition of this collection, its contents differing from those of the collection of the same name published in 1922. The publisher's note states that, "This special limited edition aims at presenting in one volume the best stories written by Katherine Mansfield at every stage in her career". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        The Garden Party and Other Stories

      The Verona Press London, Oxford 1939 - This book, designed by Hans Marderseig, was printed in the autumn of 1939 at the Officina Bodoni, Verona, In Centaur type. The paper was made by Enrico Magnani, Pescia. The stones from which the coloured lithographs were printed have been ground. The edition consist of twelve hundred numbered copies of which Nos. 1-30 were signed. This copy is number 352. In original pictorial cloth with red label to the spine. Dust-wrapper in fine condition with additional transparent jacket. In original cloth numbered slipcase. Size: Large 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Pordes Books Ltd]
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        THE GENTLE PEOPLE A Brooklyn Fable.

      Random House (1939)., New York: - First edition of his second book, a play. INSCRIBED to a drama critic at The New Yorker: "To Edith Oliver, for 'Madison Avenue Bus Driver.'/ -Irwin Shaw." The play, directed by Harold Clurman, featured Sam Jaffe, Franchot Tone, Karl Malden, Sylvia Sidney, and Lee J. Cobb. Fine in dust jacket with edgewear and minor chipping. A presentable copy and hard to find inscribed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush, member ABAA]
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      Verona Press, London 1939 - 315 pages. This is number 1054 of the edition limited to 1200 numbered copies. 16 stunning colour lithographs by Marie Laurencin. Original dust jacket fine with minimal wear to edges, fine short closed tear to the edge of the spine, not price-clipped, now attractively presented in a loose-fitting clear archival sleeve. Decorative green cloth binding with a red spine label fine with bright gilt. Designed by Hans Mardersteig and printed at the Officina Bodoni, Verona the contents is fresh, clean and tight, light ink inscription to the front blank, fore-edge and bottom page edges uncut, no foxing. A fine bright copy. Interesting publishing history in that it was printed before the second world war but held up in Italy during the war and not released until 1947. [Kirkpatrick D6-- bibliographer states: "Though printed in 1939, the Second World War delayed publication until 1947"] Size: 4to (19 x 26cm) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mein Kampf

      MUNCHEN 1939 - Text in German Two Volumes Bound in One, Quarter Bound Leather , Leather is Ruffed, Brown Paper Over Boards, spine hinges splitting internally, gutters professionally reinforced with tape, spine has one inch tears to top and bottom, otherwise a pretty tight copy DATE PUBLISHED: 1939 EDITION: 781 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel.

      Houghton Mifflin, Boston 1939 - First edition of this children's classic with the date of 1939 on the copyright page. Oblong quarto, original tan cloth. Signed "greetings from Virginia Lee Burton" on the half title page. An excellent near fine copy in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Most desirable signed by the author. "Taking her cue from her small sons, Aristides and Michael, Burton chose subjects that would intrigue children. Mary Ann, the steam shovel (Burton's books) have heroes and heroines children can understand and enjoy, ingenious and satisfactory endings and lively illustrations. The books survive because they exhibit so effectively the elements most basic to children's literature" (Silvey, 109-10). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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      Country Life 1939 - First edition. 4to. Original cloth backed paper covered boards, illustrated in colour by Peake. In the original pictorial dustwrapper with illustrations mirroring those of the boards. With a large detailed pencil drawing by Peake of Slaughterboard on the front end paper, and inscribed by Peake's father (Doc) to Peake's mother (Elizabeth). Further signed by Peake and dated 1940. A near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper which has chips from head and tail of the spine, internally reinforced, and a couple of short closed tears. A generally well preserved copy of a very uncommon book. Dustwrapper and boards illustrated in colour by Peake, with line drawings throughout. Peake's first book was published in October 1939. On 3 October, Peake, having heard that his mother had had a stroke, went to his parent's Sussex house, from where he wrote to his friend Gordon Smith, "I am writing to tell you about Mother, who I am afraid has not long to live now, Maeve [Peake's wife] came up from Stratford and she and I are now with Doc. down here." (Gordon Smith - Mervyn Peake A Personal Memoir). Peake's mother died on the 8th of October. It is possible that Peake took down a copy of his just printed first book to show his parents, which was to become this poignant presentation copy from father and son. The literary press were not receptive to the book: "quite unsuitable for sensitive children" (Punch) and sales of the book were slow. The publisher's were advertising remaindered copies for 2/6 less than a year later, shortly after which all remaining copies were destroyed in a warehouse fire caused by the Luftwaffe's bombing of London. Now one of the most sought after modern illustrated books, the first edition is very rare, and this is the only significant association copy, or copy with a drawing that we have encountered. Winnington A1a [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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      New York Pyson Printers 1939 - First Edition and one of 370 copies only signed by Dard Hunter and Elmer Adler, the publisher. Illustrated with eighty-four photogravure plates and twenty-seven tipped-in specimen pages. 4to (11 7/2" x 9"), publisher&#146;s original smooth black cloth spine over Indian patterned cloth boards. Housed in a quarter leather clamshell box, the spine with raised bands and lettering in gilt. A very fine copy, beautifully preserved A VERY FINE COPY OF THIS IMPORTANT WORK BY DARD HUNTER. This is one of 370 copies only and is signed by both Dard Hunter and his publisher, Elmer Adler. On a spring day in 1911, Dard Hunter wandered into the London Science museum and saw the hand papermaking and type-founding exhibits. The equipment for these crafts - papermaking moulds, watermarks, steel punches, copper matrices, and hand-held typecasting moulds - inspired Hunter to learn more about these centuries-old crafts. Hunter finally realized his dream and established a commercial hand papermaking mill in Lime Rock, Connecticut. In 1930 the first paper was made\. While in operation, the mill provided Hunter with enough handmade paper for many of his later limited edition books but, due largely to the Great Depression the mill was closed in 1933. While Hunter never again started another commercial paper mill, he spent the rest of his life pursuing the investigation of making paper by hand throughout the world and would share this knowledge through his books written on the subject. Beyond the significance of his books, one of Hunter&#146;s greatest accomplishments was the establishment of the Dard Hunter Paper Museum. Originally housed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, it now comprises most of the collection of the Robert C. Williams American Museum of Papermaking located at the Institute of Paper Science and Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Pale Horse, Pale Rider. Three Short Novels.

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1939 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to upper board and spine in black. With the dust jacket. Spine tanned, with light spotting to covers and endpapers. A very good copy, internally fresh, in the somewhat rubbed and marked jacket. First edition thus, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Katherine Anne, September 25, 1965, Washington D.C., with love". With the ownership signature of the poet Barbara Howes, and the bookplate of Howes and her husband William Jay Smith, sometime United States poet laureate. Contains, loosely inserted, a holograph letter signed (dated 14 May 1965) from the author thanking them for her birthday poem and asking them to come and visit her in Washington because "I am not well and cannot go out". It is assumed that the poem mentioned is William Jay Smith's "A friend laughing: a rose for Katherine Anne Porter", published (27 June 1965) in the Washington Star in celebration of Porter's 75th birthday, and that this book was inscribed for the couple when they came to visit her in Washington. A charming document of a close literary friendship. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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      Reilly and Lee Company, Chicago 1939 - Children's; Fantasy; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 272 pages; Fist edition, first state in like dustjacket. Orange-yellow cloth with picotrial color label pastedown on front cover. Binding bright, with contents FINE. No marks other than very lightly penciled dealer's notation on first free end paper. In Brodart protected DJ with several short tears and a few chips. As per Hanff and Greene, Oziana, XXXIII, 16 page gatherings. Scarce. Graphic shows both book and DJ. ; 0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Capítulos de Literatura Española. Primera serie

      México D.F. : La Casa de España en México 1939 - ~ Viñeta de cubierta por Ramón Gaya ~ La vieja admiración de Reyes por Victoria Ocampo -él hacía parte del «Consejo Extranjero» de SUR desde la aparición de la revista- se refleja en esta cariñosa dedicatoria que le envía desde México, en 1939. Procedencia: Legado Julio Carlos Díaz Usandivaras ~ Con dedicatoria autógrafa del autor a Victoria Ocampo ~ Rústica original ~ VI+317p+1f ~ 21x15x2cm. ~ Cubierta con señales de uso, lomo insolado, con escisiones. Interior en muy buen estado ~ LANGUAGE: Español / Additional images available/ [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Step By Step, Princess Marthe Bibesco's copy inscribed and dated by Churchill and presented by Churchill's brother

      Thornton Butterworth Limited, London 1939 - This book is perhaps unique in bearing a personalized, three-way association between Winston S. Churchill, Churchill's longtime friend, the influential and colorful Romanian Princess Marthe Bibesco, and that of Winston Churchill's brother, John Strange "Jack" Spencer-Churchill. Winston Churchill's inscription appears on the ffep in three lines and reads "Inscribed by / Winston S. Churchill / March 1946". Bibesco's distinctive signature appears directly above Churchill's inscription in pencil and reads "Marthe Bibesco". The pastedown (opposing the ffep) bears a personal note from Jack Churchill on the stationary of The Ritz Hotel, Piccadilly, London. Written in pencil in 4 lines it reads: "Princess Bibesco / with / Mr. John Churchill's / Compliments". The number "411" also appears on the note; we can only speculate about the meaning, which may refer to a room number. It is not certain that the note was hand written by Jack Churchill, but this seems quite plausible given that Jack was then a prosperous London resident and Bibesco was then living at The Ritz Hotel in Paris. A more than reasonable assumption is that Jack sent the book to Bibesco at The Ritz in Paris via The Ritz in London. Bibesco first met Churchill in April 1914 at a dinner party with French politicians on the eve of the First World War. They would become and remain friends until Churchill's death more than half a century later. Bibesco was highly educated, beautiful, exotic, engaging, and a prolific author. She spent her long life moving comfortably in the circles of Europe's royal, political, social, and intellectual elite. She was friend, confidante, and sometimes intimate of European monarchs and prime ministers. She knew not only Winston Churchill, but also members of his family, counting among her more intimate friends Churchill's aunt, Leonie Jerome. Bibesco would write a book about Churchill in 1956 (Winston S. Churchill: Master of Courage, Zoller A178). Bibesco's book was published 10 years after she received this inscribed copy of Step By Step. Twelve years his junior, Bibesco would outlive Churchill, dying at age 87 in 1973. John "Jack" Churchill was the younger brother of Winston. Jack and Winston were close. Jack served in the South African Light Horse alongside his war correspondent brother in the Boer War between 1899 and 1900 and later fought with distinction in the First World War. Reaching the rank of Major, he was awarded the Croix de Guerre and the Légion d'Honneur, as well as the British Distinguished Service Order. Jack became a successful businessman in London. During the Second World War, when Jack's house was destroyed in the Blitz, he lived at 10 Downing Street. Jack would die of heart disease in 1947, one year after this book was presented with his compliments to Princess Bibesco. Step By Step is a seminal Churchill book that includes 82 newspaper articles focused on foreign affairs written by Churchill between March 1936 and May 1939, many of them containing his warnings and predictions about Nazi Germany. As such, it is emblematic of the courage Bibesco would later profile in her book about Churchill - in particular, what she called "courage to displease others and defy their opinions" (Winston Churchill: Master of Courage, Hale, London, 1957, p.10). This unique inscribed copy is a first edition, first printing. Though unjacketed, it is in very good condition. The green cloth binding shows only light scuffing. Given Princess Bibesco's intellect and education, it seems quite plausible that it was actually read by her. The contents remain clean and tight. Light soiling is confined to the text block edges. The book is preserved in a custom built clamshell preservation case in dark green half leather over green cloth, lined with acid-free archival paper. The rounded spine features raised bands and gold tooling. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A111.1.a, Woods/ICS A45(a.1), Langworth p.197 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        o. T. [Hafen]. Oel auf Holzplatte.

      1939 1939 - 45 x 37 cm, gerahmt, Rechts unten monogr. u. dat. FM 1939. - Frans Masereel (1889-1972) bedeutender belgischer Grafiker, Zeichner und Maler, enger Freund von Stefan Zweig, der vor allem für seine beeindruckenden, von starken Emotionen geprägten Holzschnitte bekannt ist. Er vertrat in seiner Kunst einen konsequenten Humanismus. Er stellte die Menschen in ihrer Verlorenheit und Verlassenheit in der modernen Zivilisation dar, ohne indessen als Pessimist gelten zu können. Denn gleichzeitig lieferte er Beispiele für Handlungsmöglichkeiten, um dem Menschlichen in einer sich entmenschlichenden Welt den ihm gebührenden Platz zu sichern. Beispiele hierfür sind die 80 Holzschnitte ?Das Gesicht Hamburgs? oder die 100 Holzschnitte des Zyklus ?Die Stadt? (1925). 1919 erschien seine Folge von 167 Holzschnitten ?Mein Stundenbuch?, die in Deutschland 1920 von Kurt Wolff verlegt wurde.Eine Freundschaft verband ihn mit Henry Gowa, der ihn nach Saarbrücken holte, wo er von 1947 bis 1951 die Meisterklasse für Malerei an der neugegründeten Schule für Kunst und Handwerk leitete.Frans Masereel regte am 26. September 1953 gemeinsam mit den deutschen Künstlern HAP Grieshaber, Erich Heckel, Gerhard Marcks, Ewald Mataré, Otto Pankok, Max Pechstein, Karl Rössing und anderen in Zürich an, die ?XYLON Societé Internationale des Graveurs sur Bois? zu gründen. Diese Gründung der Internationalen Vereinigung der Holzschneider XYLON wurde beschlossen und Masereel war ihr erster Präsident.1956 schuf er ein weiteres großes Holzschnittwerk, 100 Blätter unter dem Titel ?Mijn Land? 1964 erhielt Masereel den Kulturpreis des Deutschen Gewerkschaftsbundes.Eine Dauerausstellung von Masereel-Werken gibt es im Frans Masereel Centrum in Kasterlee bei Antwerpen. 5000 gr.

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        The Cornfields

      The House of Russell, New York 1939 - First edition. Octavo. Green printed wrappers. 8pp. Covers very slightly soiled, but still near fine. Publisher's prospectus laid in. First separate edition of the first poem in *Mid-American Chants* (1918), with a brief biographical notice at the back. Not in *Sheehy & Lohf*, nor in Ray Lewis White's *Sherwood Anderson: Fugitive Pamphlets and Broadsides, 1918-1940*, nor in the later "Additions to the Bibliography" of Sherwood Anderson by Charles E. Modlin et al. *OCLC* locates only three copies: at William and Mary, Columbia, and University of Texas, Ransom Center. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Mattisse, Bonnard, Klee and others] VERVE. Nos. 5-6, 7 & 8

      A. Zwemmer 1939-1940, London - Large folios. Offered here is a small collection of three Verve, comprising No 5-6 in one volume, No. 7 and No. 8 in separate volumes (3 in all). No. 5-6 scarce and sought after number with superb cover by Aristided Maillol and lithographs by Guys, Roualt, Braque, Derain, Leger, Bonnard, Matisse and Klee. Many of these have been printed on thick card stock, and one by Matisse is truly impressive. No. 8 has drawings and paintings by Matisse, Derain, Picasso, Bonnard, with colored lithography by Pierre Bonnard. Issue 7 features tipped-in color plates comprising Les Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry in the form of a calendar. Very good to near fine. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Ballets de Monte-Carlo. Grande saison des Ballets Russes Théâtre National du Palais de Chaillot, juin 1939. Léonide Massine, directeur artistique et Maître de ballet - Boris Kochno collaborateur artistique.

      Nicolas Editions artistiques 1939 - Couverture d'après le dessin de Christian Bérard, 1 vol. in-4 cartonnage éditeur à Spirale, Edité par Nicolas Editions artistiques, Bureau de Concert Marcel de Valmatète, Hirok Attractions, s.d. (1939), 25 ff. n. ch. Avec la reproduction en couleur du rideau d'Henri Matisse pour "l'étrange farandole". Etat très satisfaisant (couv. lég. frottée avec une pliure et accroc au mors spiralés en queue au second plat). Rare. Langue: Français [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Little Black Sambo. The Enlarged Picture Edition.

      Albert Whitman & Co., Chicago 1939 - Color drawings by Cobb X. Shinn. Very minor wear to extremities. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie, Booksellers A.B.A.A]
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        Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

      Faber and Faber 1939 - First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful dustjacket that is rich in color with light wear to the edges. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with the ORIGINAL dustjacket. We buy Eliot First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Wind, Sand and Stars

      Reynal & Hitchock, New York 1939 - Original quarter blue leather over patterned paper boards in original publisher's cardboard slipcase; gilt titles and top edge. LIMITED (1/500 copies) first US edition, SIGNED by Saint Exupery. 306 pages; illustrated decorations and endpages by John O' H. Cosgrave II. Typical spine rubbing and wear, internally clean and bright; slipcase rubbed and worn. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      Faber & Faber 1939 - 1st thus 1939. Very good condition in an almost very good dustwrapper. Spiral bound inside white cloth covers. B/w photos, also b/w photos on pale green paper plates. Covers lightly browned at edges. The following words have been punch stamped as holes at the bottom of the title page 'Complimentary Copy Not for Sale' else contents fine. Pictorial wrapper is a little edge-chipped. A very nice copy of the first Faber edition. [S] [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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        SOMERSET Shell Guide

      Faber & Faber, 1939. - 1st edn. 8vo. Original red lettered white cloth over spiral binding (near Fine), dustwrapper (top edge light rubbed and chipped - otherwise VG in protective wrapper, not price clipped). Pp 46, illus with decorative endpapers, 2 coloured maps, b&w plates and photos in text (no inscriptions). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Emily Carr in Her Studio, with the Painting 'sunshine and Tumult' Behind Her.

      - [circa 1939]. (Photograph) Very good. 9.5" X 7.5". (24.2 X 19 cm). B / W Photograph on heavy textured stock. Pinholes in margins and minor old stress mark on lower right hand corner, not affecting the signature. With the photograph comes a signed copy, in fine condition, of Doris Shadbolt's 'The Art of Emily Carr' (1979) in which the image is used as a frontispiece. Inscribed probably in Carr's hand on the verso "Emily Carr print from a photograph taken by Mortimer Lamb". Additionally signed "Sincerely Emily Carr" on image. This well known image of the Canadian artist has been reproduced in many publications including being used as the frontispiece in Shadbolt's 'The Art of Emily Carr' (1979). The out-of-focus charactor of the print (enhanced by the textured paper it has been printed upon) seems to be intentional, as the Library and Archives Canada negative for the print shows the same fuzzy atmosphere. Sophie Pemberton introduced Mortimer Lamb (1872-1970), who was an engineer as well as an artist, to Carr in 1918. Enthusiastic about Carr's work Mortimer Lamb is known to have written to the Director of the National Gallery of Canada, Eric Brown, about her. A print of the photograph, and the negative, were sent by Mortimer Lamb in 1945 to the National Gallery to be used in an exhibition of Carr's work. Carr's studio and painting 'Sunshine and Tumult' are visible in the background of the image. The unsigned print of the image and negative that were shown at the National Gallery sold at Heffel's Auction house in 2006 for over 5000.00 dollars. Photography by Harold Mortimer Lamb. Signed by Emily Carr. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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      Faber & Faber Ltd. and The Viking Press, 1939., London, New York - James Joyce. FINNEGANS WAKE. Signed Limited Edition. London; Faber & Faber; New York, 1939. 4to., 260 x 171 mm [10 1/4 x 6 3/4"]. 4 p.l., [first blank], 628 pp. Original gilt titled brick red buckram, edges untrimmed. In the original [mildly soiled] yellow cloth slipcase which is in solid very good or better condition. Curiously with a possible original clear plastic dustwrapper not mentioned in the bibliography but for all intents and purposes, this wrapper has always been on the book. An extremely attractive example, spotless text block, neatly signed by Joyce on the limitation's page, number 216 of 425 copies only. - Slocum and Cahoon A49. Having exhausted all the possibilities of English in "Ulysses," he had only one recourse for his next project, which was to create an entirely new language as a pastiche of all the existing ones; the result is "Finnegans Wake." The language in "Finnegans Wake" is a continuum of puns, portmanteaus, disfigured words, anagrams, and rare scraps of straightforward prose. What Joyce does is exploit the way words look and sound in order to associate them with remote, unrelated ideas. For example, his phrase "Olives, beets, kimmells, dollies" may sound familiar to those who happen to know that the first four letters of the Hebrew alphabet are aleph, bet, gimel, daled. "Psing a psalm of psexpeans, apocryphul of rhyme" recalls a nursery rhyme that may reside quietly in your most dormant memory cells, while "Where it is nobler in the main to supper than the boys and errors of outrager's virtue" sounds like a drunk auditioning for the role of Hamlet. Imaginary adjectives that pertain to letters of the English alphabet are employed to describe Dublin as a city "with a deltic origin and a nuinous end." "Finnegans Wake" is the ultimate in esoterica, and what you get out of it depends largely on your store of knowledge, so that upon completion, with a mutual wink at Joyce, you congratulate yourself for being so clever. In 1994, in The Western Canon, Harold Bloom wrote of Finnegans Wake: "[if] aesthetic merit were ever again to center the canon [it] would be as close as our chaos could come to the heights of Shakespeare and Dante," [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Finnegans Wake.

      London: Faber and Faber, 1939 - Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge yellow. With the dust jacket. Minor browning to endpapers otherwise fine, dust jacket with tiny amount of rubbing to head of spine otherwise fine. A lovely bright copy. First edition, first impression of which 3400 copies were printed, 950 later destroyed. Joyce's last and most revolutionary novel remains one of the outstanding books of the modern movement. Slocum & Cahoon A47; Connolly 87. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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