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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]

      [Bookseller: Rothwell & Dunworth (ABA, ILAB)]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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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]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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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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      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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Heritage Book Shop, ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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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

      [Bookseller: Blackwell's Rare Books ABA ILAB BA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: THE HERMITAGE BOOKSHOP ABAA Member]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Beach Hut Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Schulson Autographs]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Libros JyE]
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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.

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

      [Bookseller: Libreria Querubin]
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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

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Oxfam Books Harrogate]
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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]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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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        Onward Jewish Soldiers

      Los Angeles: Anti-Communist Federation of America, 1939. First Edition. Broadside. Very Good. First Edition. Broadside. A truly rare handbill produced by the Anti-Communist Federation of America, an organization which had little to do with anti-Communism but was instead a virulently anti-Semitic group allied with the German American Bund. Both organizations aggressively counter-attacked the Jewish boycott of Germany in the U.S. that began in 1933 following Adolph Hitler's appointment as Chancellor. (In March 1933, the American Jewish Congress and Jewish War Veterans--and later, the Jewish Labor Committee--began a series of highly publicized rallies in New York and seventy other cities calling for an American boycott of German goods and services.) While the Bund focused its efforts against Jewish influence in the government, the Federation attacked Hollywood. On Washington's Birthday in 1939, the Federation--in concert with the infamous Bund rally at Madison Square Gardens--launched its propaganda attack in Los Angeles. Among the literature provided for distribution were two different handbills, "Boycott the Movies" and "Onward Jewish Soldiers!" The caricatures featured on both would have been right at home in Julius Streicher's "Der Sturmer" newspaper. While "Boycott" attacked Hollywood as "the Sodom and Gomorrha where International Jewry controls Vice, Dope, [and] Gambling [and] where young gentile girls are raped," "Onward" featured a cartoon drawing of four ne'er do well soldiers with large hook-noses wearing Star of David shoulder patches and carrying a Star-of-David flag.The text of the handbill contains a satirical "resolution" for the United States to form an all Jewish Army to "Give the Jews a chance . . . If They want War against Germany, let Them fight, While We Attend To Our People, Our Problems, and Our Nation." One point of the resolution calls for "leading Jews" in Hollywood (including Eddy Cantor, Walter Winchell, Jack Benny, George Burns, Paul Muni, Edward G. Robinson, the Marx Brothers, and the Ritz Brothers) to be commissioned to lead this force. These handbills are almost never seen outside of institutions, and the few institutional examples are usually in poor condition. This handbill is complete with no rips, tears, or missing pieces. It is clean with only a few small, light smudges. There are creases from where it was once folded in eighths.

      [Bookseller: Read 'Em Again Books, ABAA]
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        Nissen vom Beatenberg aus. Oel auf Leinwand.

      1939 - 1939. Bildgrösse: 73x110 cm. Unten rechts signiert und datiert. Gerahmt 85x122 cm. Rückseitig bezeichnet. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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      Paris and New York: , 1939. Translation by Louis Aragon. Octavo. Original self wrappers. With the original board chemise, lacking the slipcase. Housed in a quarter green morocco clamshell box by the Chelsea Bindery. Illustrated with 9 loose engravings on full-sheet Montval handmade paper with deckle-edges preserved. Each signed in pencil lower right by the artist. With the original tissue gauards. Wrappers and contents in excellent condition, chemise split to spine. First edition, first printing. Limited to 101 numbered copies plus 12 hors-commerce signed by Spender, Aragon and each of the 9 artist's. Text in English and French. Compiled to protest against the rise of fascism in Europe. The engravings were printed by Atelier 17 and Henri Hecht.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        <div>A fascinating several hundred page archive of German-Jewish refugee Guido Ansbacher, a personal friend of Albert Einstein - who signs a personal recommendation to allow Ansbacher\'s emigration to the United States less than three months before Germany invaded Poland in September 1939. Ansbacher\'s papers also feature correspondence to Eleanor Roosevelt, and original poetry evoking the plight of Jewish refugees from the Nazis.<br></div>

      Typed Letter Signed, \"A. Einstein,\" 1 page, 8.5\" x 11\", [Princeton], May 16, 1939, marked \"Copy!\" in pencil at top center, in German to the American Consulate General in Zurich recommending the immigration application of Guido Ansbacher, an Italian born German-Jewish banker residing in Berlin and family friend. Einstein signed the carbon copy and forwarded it to Ansbacher for his records. Offered together with the financial and personal papers of Guido Ansbacher (b. 1880), consisting of hundreds of pages of material, including a poem addressed to Eleanor Roosevelt. Einstein\'s letter bears file holes at left margin, two paperclip marks at top left corner, light folds, else fine condition. The balance of the archive is in overall very good to fine condition. Einstein writes, in full: \"Ich erlaube mir hiermit, Herrn Guido Ansbacher, Lugano, Hotel Adler, für die Immigration nach U.S.A. aufe Wärmate zu emphehlen. Herr Ansbacher ist

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Pablo Picasso signs a limited edition retrospective of his World War II Era work

      Book Signed \"Picasso\", in pencil, on the limitation page. Harriet and Sidney Janis\' \"Picasso / The Recent Years / 1939 - 1946\". (Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York, 1947), vii, 211pages, 4to, with 135 illustrated plates, bound in cloth titled boards. Limited Edition, 121 of 350 signed copies. Some rubbing and wear to boards, light scattered foxing to some pages. Although Picasso was deemed a \"degenerate\" artist by the Nazis, the artist remained in France throughout the German occupation. For much of the war he lived in Paris, avoiding most people except for his closest confidants in the French underground.

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        Ask The Dust

      New York: Stackpole, 1939. First edition. Hardcover. Very good or better in a very good unclipped dust jacket, with the jacket showing the usual toning to the spine, a 1 inch closed tear to the upper front panel at mid, slight chipping to the jacket spine at crown, very slight edgewear, soiling. No markings or inscriptions. A solid copy of this elusive, uncommon, genuine highlight in modern American fiction.

      [Bookseller: John Kehoe, Bookseller ABAA]
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        The World is Round

      William R. Scott, Inc, 1939. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: William & Scott, 1939. Signed limited first edition, one of 350 unnumbered copies signed by both Gertrude Stein and Clement Hurd. In original paper-covered boards with the "First Edition" statement on the copyright page, lacking the slip case. In About Very Good condition. Staining to front board, with toning, rubbing, edge wear and a small ink squiggle to the rear board. Toning to front end paper, light offsetting to rear. Contents are clean. Signed by both the author and illustrator, a nice copy overall.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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