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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]

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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]

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      London: Faber and Faber, [1939]. - Large octavo. Gilt cloth. Usual tan offset from free endsheets to facing pages, otherwise a fine, bright copy in dust jacket, and uncommon thus. Half morocco slipcase and chemise. First British edition, trade issue, published on the same day as the U.S. trade edition from Viking, and the limited edition bearing Faber and Viking's joint imprint. One of a total first printing of 3400 copies, of which 950 copies in sheets were destroyed. This copy was quite possibly utilized for review, as the formal publication date ('4 May 1939') is stamped on the front dust jacket flap. "If Finnegans Wake is a key book, it is a key which needs a key. The Wake reminds me of the unfinished obelisk which lies on its side at Assuan, yet it has passages of unearthly beauty (particularly the last page) and huge comic scenes" - Connolly. MODERN MOVEMENT 87. SLOCUM & CAHOON A47.

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        Finnegans Wake

      London Faber and Faber 1939 - James Joyce’s Last and Most Revolutionary Novel JOYCE, James. Finnegans Wake. London: Faber and Faber, [1939]. First (regular) edition. Large octavo. [8], 628 pp. Original rough red cloth. Spine ruled and lettered in gilt on two panels stamped in blind. Top edge stained orange-yellow, others uncut. Maroon dust jacket. A few minute abrasions to the top edge of the jacket. About fine. "The ordinary edition consisted of 3400 copies of which 2255 were sold to the pubilc, 950 in the form of sheets being destroyed. The balance were gratis, etc." (Slocum and Cahoon). Joyce’s last and most revolutionary novel, Finnegans Wake was begun in 1922, with individual sections published as Work in Progress during the seventeen years of its composition. "Written in a dense, richly textured, and allusive style, whose punning, fragmentary quality mirrors the free-associating nature of the dreaming mind, the book is perhaps the definitive and most extreme work of literary Modernism. At once simple and complex, its narrative, which takes place in a single night but also incorporates the whole of human history, describes the relationships between Humphrey Chimpden Earwiker, an Everyman (H.C.E. translates as ‘Here Comes Everybody’) who is also Adam, his wife, Anna Livia Plurabelle, who is Eve and also the River Liffey, their daughter Iseult/Isobel, and their twin sons, Shem and Shaun, who are also Cain and Abel.The work is divided into four sections, corresponding, amongst other things, to the four seasons of the year and the Four Ages of Man, and offers a kind of guided tour around the ‘museyroom’ of the past, as well as a condensed history of language itself" (The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English). "If Finnegans Wake is a key book, it is a key which needs a key.The ‘Wake’ reminds me of the unfinished obelisk which lies on its side at Assuan, yet it has passages of unearthly beauty.and huge comic scenes. Joyce insisted that each word, each sentence had several meanings and that the ‘idéal lecteur’ should devote his life-time to it, like the Koran" (Connolly, The Modern Movement, 87). Slocum and Cahoon A47. HBS 64362. $6,000 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Finnegan's Wake

      Faber and Faber 1939 - First Edition, First Printing. An attractive dustjacket with light wear to the spine and 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 sharp clean copy of with the ORIGINAL dustjacket in collector's condition!!! We buy James Joyce First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Faber 1939 - First edition. Original maroon cloth in maroon dustwrapper. A fine copy with light foxing to the endpapers in a lovely near fine (price clipped) dustwrapper, that just has minor closed tears internally reinforced, but does not suffer from the chipping and lengthy tears that is common with this title. Initially titled Work in Progress, Finnegans Wake took Joyce sixteen years to write and is in many respects his most substantial and complex work. "The Wake reminds me of the unfinished obelisk which lies on its side at Assuan, yet it has passages of unearthly beauty (particularly the last page) and huge comic scenes." Connolly [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Finnegans Wake.

      Faber and Faber 1939 - FIRST EDITION, front flyleaf and final letterpress pages browned as usual, pp. [viii], 628, royal 8vo, original maroon cloth, backstrip lettered and blocked in gilt, free endpapers lightly foxed, yellow top edges, untrimmed and unopened, dustjacket chipped at backstrip panel and with minor chips to flap folds, tears to head and tail of backstrip panel front fold, split along front fold, good

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        The Blampied Edition of Peter Pan. The Original Text of Peter & Wendy by J. M. Barrie Newly Illustrated by Edmund Blampied.

      Hodder and Stoughton,, London: 1939 - First printing thus. Recent blue morocco backed blue cloth, spine decoratively stamped with central and corner devices. Original illustrated endpapers retained. First and last few pages with very mild foxing, else fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Blampied Edition of Peter Pan: The Original Text of Peter and Wendy

      Hodder & Stoughton, London 1939 - 12 colour plates. A few small marks on front cover. A lovely clean copy. Gift inscription. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Signed Photograph of Porter by Platt Lynes, 7 x 9 inches, sepia toned, inscribed in 1939, with photographer's stamp on verso with notation

      - This beautiful image of Porter shows her in evening gown seated in profile with a bouquet in lower left foreground. She is posed next to the floral arrangement looking contemplatively towards the right. She signs in a free area of the upper right corner, "For.From Katherine Anne, Sprint 1939." "George Platt Lynes" with address is stamped on verso with docketing below in pencil indicating the photograph is that of Porter. An elegant image.

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        Historia de mi Vida

      Publicaciones de la Asociación de Arte Constructivo 1939 - Rotura en la encuadernación del lomo (Ver foto) 295 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Oklahoma Kid Trails the Rawhide Raiders

      New York A DYNAMIC OIL PAINTING OF THE OKLAHOMA KID Oil on canvas Canvas size: 30" x 38" Frame size: 37 1/8" x 35" Signed in monogram l.l.: RL Inscribed verso: Oklohoma Kid Trails the Rawhide Raiders/ www Aug 6/ Due Press May 25/ blueprint/ 7 1/16" WIDE The Oklahoma Kid was one of the most popular Western story characters of the 1930s, famously made into the 1939 film starring James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart. The film was based upon the pulp fiction character of the same name, who was the central figure in the stories written by Lee Bond and published by Street and Smith in Wild West Weekly between 1935 and 1940. The author, Lee Bond recounted tales of the criminal Kim Kincaid whose life was changed forever after his law-abiding brother and father were killed by a ruthless gang. Set in Tulsa, circa 1893, the kid from Oklahoma sought bloody revenge, putting his life -- and freedom -- on the line. . Book.

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      EDICIONES ESPAÑOLES, S. A., Madrid 1939 - Profuso en fotografias en negro e ilustaciones a color [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ?The Flying Dutchman? signs the Centennial of Baseball commemorative stamp issued the day he was inducted into the Hall of Fame

      Baseball Stamp Signed ?Honus Wagner? in black ink on a mint 3¢ Baseball Centennial violet-colored postage stamp, never hinged. Adequate contrast. Fine condition.The 3¢ stamp commemorating the centennial of baseball was issued at the Cooperstown, New York , post office on June 12, 1939, the day the first 26 members, elected 1936-1939, were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Honus Wagner and the 10 other living inductees were present at the ceremonies in Cooperstown: Grover Cleveland Alexander, Ty Cobb, Eddie Collins, Walter Johnson, Nap Lajoie, Connie Mack, Babe Ruth, George Sisler, Tris Speaker, and Cy Young.JSA LOA

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        The Hobbit or There and Back Again

      George Allen & Unwin, London 1939 - A first edition, second impression copy in original dustwrapper, both in very good condition. Green cloth boards, black titles and borders; edges very faintly browned, two tiny marks back fore-edge. Dustwrapper unclipped, "Second Impression" lower front flap; quite heavily foxed on inner surface but only faintly apparent on paler areas of outer surface, slight edgewear with small closed tear lower front forecorner. (See images). Top text block edges green, all edges slightly browned plus scattered foxing. Endpapers slightly browned, a little very faint foxing to half-title and upper corner of title pages. Otherwise internally unmarked; no inscriptions. 310pp + [2pp] adverts at rear; map eps, 4 colour and 9 b&w illus. Copyright page states "First published in 1937 / Second impression 1937". A well preserved copy of the scarce second printing of Tolkien's now classic tale, complete with its original dustwrapper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Happy End (Introduction). Typescript introduction, published as "The Happy Road". [And:] Original Typescript Foreword by Kenneth Roberts

      New York: Harold Ober, 40 East 49th Street, [1939] - The introduction and foreword to the volume of sporting stories by the only best-selling author associated with the press (DERRYDALE PRESS) Published by the Derrydale Press in 1939. 8vo. Submission copy from agent, with typewritten title page, 49 pp., typed rectos only. Foreword by Roberts, 3 pp., signed by him in pencil on the last page. Black brad-bound wrappers. Agent's label on front cover. Provenance: Eugene V. Connett, publisher of the Derrydale Press; Don Frazier [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Wall Street under Oath:

      New York: Simon and Schuster,, 1939. the Story of our modern Money Changers. Octavo. Original dark blue cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt, top edge red, dark beige endpapers. Spine sunned and with gilding somewhat faded, minor wear to head of spine and top corners. Otherwise an excellent copy. First edition, first printing. An American lawyer, Ferdinand Pecora (1882-1971) served as chief counsel to the Banking and Currency Committee; his importance for the committee's work investigating banking and securities fraud was such that the hearings held between February 1933 and June 1934 became known as the 'Pecora Wall Street Investigation'. "The investigation led to the resignation of the president of National City Bank in New York; revealed that J. P. Morgan, Jr., had paid no income taxes in 1930-31; and caused Chase Manhattan Bank to separate its banking and securities activities" (Pedersen, The FDR Years, p. 206). Pecora's findings also contributed to several acts, including the Glass-Steagall Banking Act (1933), the Securities Act (1933), the Securities and Exchange Act (1934), and the Public Utility Holding Act (1935). Larson calls it "an influential book but not always objective in its presentation of the case or in its judgments.

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        Les chemins de la mer -

      Bernard Grasset 1939 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-8 322 pp. Couverture beige rempliée avec une vignette centrale. Intérieur très frais avec infimes piqûres claires sur les marges. Non rogné. En bon état. Collection "Le Trentenaire", n°VII. EDITION ORIGINALE. Un des 46 exemplaires sur vélin d'Arches spécialement imprimé pour Madame Edouard Bourdet. Enrichi d'un long envoi autographe de l'auteur. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie KOEGUI]
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      Limited Editions Club, Cambridge 1939 - Octavo (6-1/4" x 9-1/2") bound in full blue denim with a paper spine label. Edited with an introduction by Bernard DeVoto. Designed by C. P. Rollins. Illustrated with 70 drawings by Thomas Hart Benton. Copy #509 of 1500 copies SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. Laid in is a piece of LEC ephemera we have not previously encountered: a First Day Cover specially made for the Club and postmarked Hannibal, MO on 13 February 1940 with a printed description on the envelope. Fine in a Near Fine slipcase with the bottom edge neatly tape repaired [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        In the Teeth of the Evidence and Other Stories.

      Victor Gollancz, London. 1939 - First edition. Octavo. 286 pages. Original black cloth lettered in red. Lord Peter Wimsey, Montague Egg and others make their appearance. Prelims a little spotted. Very good indeed in the very scarce, very good dustwrapper which is a bit darkened at the spine, slightly marked in places and nicked and rubbed at the edges with a single closed tear, of 1 cm, at tail of lower hinge. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        Blohm & Voss 1933 - 1939 ( Firmenfestschrift ) sowie beiliegend das Jahrbuch: 1940 ( zweimal vorhanden ) - 1941 - 1942

      Hamburg, Als Manuskript gedruckt; Kasper, 1939.. ( Erscheinungszeitraum 1939 - 1943 ) Hier die seltene Firmenschrift des Jahres 1939 mit einem Rückblick auf die Jahre 1933-1939 sowie beiliegend 4 der überaus seltenen Jahrbücher der Werft die nur für den internen Gebrauch bestimmt waren. Mit 48 Seiten und zahlreichen schwarz-weißen Abbildungen und Illustrationen. Das Jahrbuch 1940 ( das zweimal vorhanden ist ) mit 40 Seiten und zahlreichen schwarz-weißen Abbildungen / Das Jahrbuch 1941 mt 40 Seiten und etlichen schwarz-weißen Abbildungen und Illustrationen / Das Jahrbuch 1942 mit 32 Seiten und einigen schwarz-weißen Illustrationen.Bis auf das letzte Jahrbuch jeweils in OKarton mit montiertem Deckelbild, 4° ( 32 x 23 cm / das Jahrbuch 1941 mit 30 x 21 cm ) - das Jahrbuch 1942 in illustrierter OBroschur, 4° ( 31 x 23,5 cm ), verlegt bei Kasper, Berlin - Amsterdam. Mit jeweils zahlreichen Beiträgen zur Leistung der Werft, dem Arbeitsleben, neuesten technischen Errungenschaften, Bauten der Werft, Werftleben, Schiffsbau, Flugzeugbau ( u.a.Seefernerkunder BV 138 ), technische Detailfragen usw.. Einbände teils etwas fleckig, der Jahresband 1942 im Einband beschädigt, Rückdeckel hier lose. Innen meist sauber und von guter Erhaltung. ( Zusammen 5 Hefte ) - sehr selten - ( Gesamtgewicht 900 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

      [Bookseller: Buchhandlung & Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Hot Iconography

      Paris: Edité par "Hot Jazz",, 1939. Premier Album de Dessins. Folio (459 × 313 mm) Original cream card wraps, printed in red, inner wrap printed on calque paper, title and imprint to the upper, and contents listing to the lower wrap. Housed in black calf-backed box. 15 lithographs printed white on black in simulation of chalk drawings, 14 of them 340 × 295 mm, one of them - Orchestre Ellington - folding 340 × 590 mm, titled black on black. Outer card wraps slightly soiled and with some evidence of damping to the lower, both sets of wraps with a few short edge-splits no loss, those in the card wraps professionally restored. Overall very good. First and only edition. Such a fragile, and cool - so cool that it is indeed hot - French production. Delaunay was the son of the artists Robert and Sonia Delaunay, and began as a commercial artist, but a visit in 1933 to a jam session at the original Hot Club de France premises in the cellar of the the record shop La Boîte à Musique changed his career, "To describe the impression I got from this very first jazz concert ever to reach my ears remains utterly impossible." Thereafter he became one of the greatest patrons and promoters of jazz in France. This collection of portraits of the greats - Armstrong, Ellington, Coleman Hawkins, and Django - and some of the lesser lights of jazz - Bernard Addison, Herman Chittison, Garnet Clark, Booker Pittman, and Freddy Taylor - was compiled from the sketches he made sitting alongside the bandstands of the clubs of pre-War Paris. Interestingly, Delaunay has included two portraits of the great African-American contralto Marian Anderson, who toured Europe through the early and mid-30s in order to escape the racist restraints on her career in America, building a considerable reputation in advance of her eventual fame in her home country. She was known to include spirituals in her concert performances, and was certainly an icon for black artists of all kinds , surely more than justifying her appearance here. Extremely uncommon, no other copy traced

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Tales of a Sportsman's Wife. [With:] Tales of a Sportsman's Wife. Shooting. [With:] Tales of a Sportsman's Wife. Fishing

      [Boston]: Privately Printed [by D.B. Updike, The Merrymount Press, December 1936, 1937 & 1939] - The first volume with a laid-in card from the Prescotts offering it as an Christmas present First editions, each one of 150 copies. 8vo. Two etchings signed by the author/artist in pencil at the bottom right in the first volume, 2 more unsigned in the second and none in the third. 18; 57, [3]; 79, [3] pp. Three quarters cloth and Cockerel marbled boards, spines sunned (as usual), else fine. In custom green cloth slipcase [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1939-40. Hardcover. Lovely, Fine set, the spines bright and clean, in remarkable condition. Arthur Rackham; Eric Gill; Robert Gibbings; Frans Masereel; Jean Charlot. Thirty-seven folio (8-3/4" x 13") volumes bound in gold-stamped half natural buckram, top edges gilt, with the paper sides, printed in four colors. Edited by Herbert Farjeon, who created the Nonesuch edition text of Shakespeare, to restore the original typographic style and spelling; typography planned and production supervised by Bruce Rogers. Each of the 37 volumes is illustrated by one of the world's leading book artists including Arthur Rackham, Eric Gill, Robert Gibbings, Jean Charlot, and Frans Masereel. Media include wood engravings and lithographs with some hand coloring. An attempt to "produce a text such as Shakespeare himself might have passed for the printer had he personally read the proofs," and surely one of the most beautiful editions, if not the most beautiful edition, of Shakespeare ever produced. Each volume is copy #509 of 1950 copies issued unsigned. Included are the Commentaries for each play, never folded in this case, the note issued by the club on the container available for the set, which few people it seems bothered to get and which is not present here, and the folio leather volume TEN YEARS AND WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: A SURVEY OF THE PUBLISHING ACTIVITIES OF THE LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB FROM OCTOBER 1929 TO OCTOBER 1940 with its printed paper wrap-around band, not previously seen by us. The covers reproduce a patterned wall painting uncovered under many layers of wallpaper in a room in an old house in Oxford that belonged to John Davenant where Shakespeare spent nights on his annual journey to Warwickshire. When one looks at the outside of one of these books, one probably sees the very design Shakespeare saw waking after a long night of talking and drinking with Davenant who was a vintner.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

      Faber, London, 1939. First Edition, first printing of Eliot's celebrated collection of feline verse. Tall 8vo. 45pp. Yellow cloth lettered in red at spine and with an author-designed red-stamped illustration to upper board. Just a trace of light spotting to endpapers and cloth just a little dust marked with a small stain to the base of the spine. A lovely crisp copy in price-clipped dust wrapper, tanned at spine panel, with a little uneven discolouration to front and rear panels and a tiny fraction of loss to head of spine panel and the tip of a single corner. Fourteen poems.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good.

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1939). First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper with a taped tear at the bottom of the rear panel and sunning to the spine. Porter's second book containing the title novel, "Old Mortality," and the much anthologized "Noon Wine." SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper "in Atlanta" on 22 April 1939.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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