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        Frijoles Canyon Pictographs Recorded In woodcuts And Hand Printed By Gustave Baumann. With Foreword By Alfred Vincent Kidder. Typography by Willard Clark. Hand-Made Case by Hazel Dreis

      Santa Fe, New Mexico, : Writers' Editions, Inc., 1939. First edition not the reprint. 500 copies printed in Sante Fe. This is a variant as the limitation stated is 500 copies not 480 copies. I know of no other copy with this limitation. A presentaion copy in green ink from Gustave Baumann which reads: To Sandia School for happy visits to Frijoles Canyon. Gus Baumann, Oct. 2-------41. Presentation inscription is on the blank side of the color woodcut frontispiece. . Decorated cloth over boards. Endpapers are woodcuts depicting Frijoles Canyon. Printed labels on front cover and spine. . Faint stamps of the Manzano Day School on each of the front endpapers. Affixed to the interior of the back board is a plain library book pocket. The stamps and the book pocket would normally be expertly removed but in this case, the exception proves the rule, they have been kept as they show the provenance from the school which received this gift in 1941 from Gustave Baumann. Fine as to contents and binding. . Tall 8vo. [46 pp. ]. 1 folding four page wood cut signed by the artist, 2 double page wood cuts, 20 full page wood cuts. 2 black and white tail pieces. The exact number of woodcuts varies depending on how you count them. If one counts each woodcut then there are 30 altogether. This book is published by Writers' Editions, Inc., a cooperative group of writers living in the Southwest, who believe that regional publication should foster the growth of American art and literature".

      [Bookseller: Richard L. Press, Fine and Scholarly Boo]
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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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        The Grapes of Wrath

      NY, Viking, 1939, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. His masterpiece and winner of the Pulitzer Prize in the correct first issue dust jacket as illustrated by Elmer Hader, this is an Author Presentation/Association Copy being inscribed to Vincent Sheean ("For Vincent Sheean/John Steinbeck"), Sheean was a published author as well as a newspaper reporter who was a favorite drinking buddy of Ernest Hemingway and who had a knack of being in the right place at the right time for news events, he is mentioned in a Hemingway-related story in Jack Benson's biography of Steinbeck (The True Adventures of John Steinbeck, Writer), below Steinbeck's inscription Sheean has written "Although it is signed to me, Mr. Steinbeck/intended this book to go for/the Spanish intellectuals/in exile--/Vincent Sheean," signed presentation copies of The Grapes of Wrath are scarce, Goldstone & Payne A12a, see Morrow 106. Very good indeed, now housed in a custom clamshell case.

      [Bookseller: James M. Dourgarian, Bookman]
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        The World Is Round

      New York: William Scott, 1939. First. hardcover. fine. Illustrated by Clement Hurd. Printed on a deep-rose pink paper with the type in blue and the illustrations by Clement Hurd in blue and white. Thin 4to, handsomely rebound in 1/2 purple morocco, marbled boards.New York: William Scott, (1939). First Edition. Fine. Signed on the fly leaf by both Stein & Hurd.

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        An American Exodus

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1939. First edition. Very good or better in a slightly less than very good unclipped, second issue dust jacket, with the jacket showing light to moderate edgewear, chipping, particularly along the folds and to the spine at crown. A very slight amount of wear to the cloth at the spine at crown but negligible. Light foxing, spotting to the first few pages of text, but no markings or inscriptions. A servicable (if not a ruggedly charming) copy of this title, featured in every photography book survey (Roth, Parr, Open Book) and certainly one of Lange's most important and enduring efforts.

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        Lions and Shadows

      Lions and Shadows An Education in the Twenties. Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press in 1939. First edition, first impression. Edges a little dusty, otherwise VG+ first state blue cloth with black lettering to the spine in VG unclipped dustwrapper (by Robert Medley) which is worn to the extremeties. One of 3,580 copies printed [Woolmer 431] The title \"Lions and Shadows\" was also that of Isherwood\'s first and never-to-be pblished novel.Published: The Hogarth Press, 1938

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        Arbeiter-Delegierte und die Sieger aus dem Reichsberufswettkampf als Gäste der Reichsregierung in Berlin, 1. Mai 1939. Mit 20 Original-Fotografien in einer Faltmappe.,

      Berlin, Eigenverlag, 1939 - 20 Original-Fotos ( ca. 13,0 x 18,0 cm) in schwarzweiß montiert auf braunem mamoriertem Karton., Die Faltmappe ist gering berieben, sonst seltenes und gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Die Abbildungen enthalten u.a. die Reichskanzlei, Aufmärsche, Kundgebungen, einen Festakt usw. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1200 ca. 25,0 cm x 21,0 cm. brauner OKarton mit einerm Deckelbild als Medaille gearbeitet zum Reichsberufswettkampf am 1. Mai 1939., [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Arbeiter-Delegierte und die Sieger aus dem Reichsberufswettkampf als Gäste der Reichsregierung in Berlin, 1. Mai 1939. Mit 20 Original-Fotografien in einer Faltmappe.

      Berlin, Eigenverlag, 1939.. 20 Original-Fotos ( ca. 13,0 x 18,0 cm) in schwarzweiß montiert auf braunem mamoriertem Karton., ca. 25,0 cm x 21,0 cm. brauner OKarton mit einerm Deckelbild als Medaille gearbeitet zum Reichsberufswettkampf am 1. Mai 1939.,. Die Faltmappe ist gering berieben, sonst seltenes und gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Die Abbildungen enthalten u.a. die Reichskanzlei, Aufmärsche, Kundgebungen, einen Festakt usw.

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        Über den Nachweis und das Verhalten her bei der Bestrahlung des Urans mittels Neutronen entstehenden Erdalkalimetalle" & "Nachweis weiterer aktiver Bruchstücke bei der Uranspaltung" & "Über die Bruchstüke beim Zerplatzen des Urans" & "Zur Frage nach der Existenz der Trans-Urane" & "Weitere Spaltprodukte aus der Bestrahlung des Urans mit Neutronen" in Die Naturwissenschaften, Volume 27, 1939

      - FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING OF THE SEMINAL PAPERS THAT TOGETHER CONSTITUTE THE FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT OF NUCLEAR FISSION. In the first of these 5 papers, Hahn and Strassmann complete experiments in which they had observed barium isotopes as the result of bombardment of uranium with neutrons. On the evidence of these experiments, the two then concluded in "Ueber den Nachweis" that the uranium nucleus had "?burst' into atomic nuclei of medium weight. This was the discovery of nuclear fission. Their radiochemical results showed irrefutable proof that uranium had been split into fragments consisting of lighter elements. While Hahn and Strassmann discovered fission reaction, they didn't fully understand what they had discovered. In the coming years, Lise Meitner would provide an explanation of what Hahn and Strassmann had seen. In December 1938, when Hahn and Strassmann looked for transuranium elements in a uranium sample that had been bombarded with neutrons, they found traces of barium. The barium was detected by the use of an organic barium salt constructed by Wilhelm Traube, a Jewish chemist who was later arrested and murdered despite Hahn's efforts to save him. On the evidence of the decisive experiment on 17 December 1938 (the celebrated "radium-barium-mesothorium-fractionation"), Otto Hahn concluded that the uranium nucleus had "burst" into atomic nuclei of medium weight. This was the discovery of nuclear fission. On 22 December 1938, Hahn and Fritz Strassmann sent a manuscript to Naturwissenschaften ("Uber den Nachweis und das Verhalten der bei der Bestrahlung des Urans mittles Neutronen entstehenden Erdalkalimetalle" offered here) reporting their radiochemical results, which were the irrefutable proof that the uranium had been split into fragments consisting of lighter elements. Of this discovery, Meitner later wrote: "The discovery of nuclear fission by Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann opened up a new era in human history. It seems to me that what makes the science behind this discovery so remarkable is that it was achieved by purely chemical means" (Wikipedia). CONDITION & DETAILS: Berlin: Springer. Die Naturwissenschaften, Volume 27, 1939. Quarto (10.75 x 7.75 inches; 269 x 194mm). 862pp. Full volume bound in black cloth over marbled paper. Very slight scuffing to the marbled paper and bumping of the edge tips. Gilt lettered at the spine. Clean and bright inside and out. Very good condition.

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        Group of pamphlets issued by IBM's Endicott plant

      1939-1945. <p>IBM. (1) A visit to the Endicott plant of the International Business Machines Corporation. 31pp. Endicott, NY: Press of International Business Machines Corp., 1938. 228 x 154 mm. Original printed wrappers. (2) IBM factory training school 1939-1940. 34, [2]pp. Endicott, NY: International Business Machines Corporation Educational Department, 1939. 215 x 142 mm. Original printed wrappers, slightly soiled. Stamp on front wrapper. (3) Facts about our factory. 30, [2]pp. Text illustrations. Endicott, NY: International Business Machines Corporation, 1939. 239 x 154 mm. Original printed wrappers. Small rust-marks on a few leaves. (4) Guide manual. 55pp. 3 folding diagrams. Endicott, NY: International Business Machines Corporation, 1940. 224 x 150 mm. Original printed wrappers, spine a bit worn. (5) Employes&#146; manual. 37, [3]pp. Endicott, NY: International Business Machines Corporation, 1943. 230 x 155 mm. Original printed wrappers, slightly soiled. Stamp on front wrapper. (6) Shop terms. Prepared by the Department of Education, International Business Machines Corporation. 106pp. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1945. 192 x 134 mm. Original printed wrappers. Together 6 items. Library of Congress duplicate stamp on back wrappers and perforated library stamp on several leaves, pencil notations on four of the pamphlets. Very good.</p> <p>First Editions of these scarce informational pamphlets issued by IBM during the period just before the invention of the electronic computer, when the company dominated the market for punch-card tabulators and other calculating and data-processing machines. The pamphlets give a glimpse into IBM&#146;s corporate culture during this time: The company maintained a training school for workers at its Endicott factory, as well as a research library, on-site medical department, country club (complete with two golf courses, a bowling alley and a pistol range) and music room for the company-sponsored band, orchestra and glee clubs. IBM also offered tours of its Endicott plant; the Guide Manual listed as no. (4) includes maps of the factory with tour routes and points of interest indicated.</p>

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        The Local

      Cassell and Co. Ltd, London, 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Edward Ardizzone. Size: Octavo (standard book size). .. Boards lightly marked and rubbed ( see images).Contents clean and crisp with no defects of note. Illustrator: Edward Ardizzone. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Inventory No: 15271..

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        THE BIG SLEEP

      Alfred A. Knopf, 1939., 1939. First edition. Author&#39;s first book. Fine, bright square copy with top edge dark blue and un-faded in dust jacket with a tiny (1/8") closed tear to top edge of rear panel and a tiny (1/8") closed tear and one inch wrinkle to bottom edge of the rear panel. A Haycraft/Queen Cornerstone mystery novel and an exceptional copy. Made into two films of the same name, in 1946 starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, and in 1978 starring Robert Mitchum and Sarah Miles. Housed in a two-tone quarter leather and cloth clam shell case with a leather label on the spine and the titles stamped in gold gilt.

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        Signed Photograph of Porter by Platt Lynes, 7 x 9 inches, sepia toned, inscribed in 1939, with photographer&#39;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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        Costumes Espagnols. Preface by Jacques Soustelle

      French and European Publications, New York 1939 - Folio. (15 3/4 x 12 1/4 inches). Preface by Jacques Soustelle. 40 coloured pochoir plates. Publisher's decorative paper-boards portfolio, cloth ties. One of 1000 numbered copies. Includes wonderful plates illustrating traditional folk dress of Spain produced by the color pochoir process and printed by Renson Fils. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Moses Man of the Mountain

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co, 1939. First edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. A clean, sharp copy of the book with tape ghosts on the end papers and a previous owner&#39;s bookplate on the front paste-down, otherwise clean and likely unread. In a Near Fine dust jacket with minor wear at the spine ends and one short crack near the spine fold that has been professionally closed on the verso with archival tape. In all, a copy that is decidedly above average. & & Hurston&#39;s fanciful retelling of the Moses story drawn from and blending the old testament with black folklore and song. The resulting novel is a passionate, powerful work written from a unique perspective. Near Fine in Near Fine. dust jacket.

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        Energy Production in Stars" in Physical Review, 55, 1939, pp. 103-104

      - FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS of Bethe's seminal paper work on neucleosynthesis, "Energy Production in Stars." Bethe's work on nuclear reactions relied heavily on the development of quantum mechanics, and resulted in the occurance of some classically forbidden reactions; and this same work led him to discover the reactions that supply the energy in stars. Realizing that a far more rapid increase "was needed to explain the vastily larger energy production in hotter stars," Bethe discovered "the CNO cycle and computed its properties, [telling himself that] to obtain a steeper energy dependence he had to find a reaction involving a higher potential barrier, i.e., a nucleus with a higher charge" (Brandt, Harvest of the Century, 261-262). Proceeding systematically through the Periodic Table, Bethe finally got to carbon. As he wrote "in the case of carbon the reaction works out beautifully" (ibid). Bethe's Nobel Prize represents the first time an astrophysical subject was recognized by the Nobel Committee. CONDITION & DETAILS: Lancaster: American Physical Society 55, Number 1, January 1, 1939. Quarto (10.5 x 8 inches; 267 x 203mm). Entire issue. Original wraps with very slight chipping at the spine. Near fine condition. Small closed tear at the foot of the last 10 pages and rear wrap (.25 inch); minor scuffing to the rear wrap. Very good condition.

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        Instantaneous Emission of Fast Neutrons in the Interaction of Slow Neutrons with Uranium" (Szilárd, Leo and Zinn, Walter H.) AND "Energy Production in Stars" (Bethe) with "Energy Production in Stars II" (Bethe) AND "On Massive Neutron Cores" (Oppenheimer, Robert & Volkoff, G. M.) AND "Resonance in Uranium and Thorium Disintegrations and the Phenomenon of Nuclear Fission" (Bohr, Niels) AND "Production of Neutrons in Uranium Bombarded by Neutrons" (Anderson, Herbert L, Fermi, Enrico & Hanstein, H. B. AND "Static Solutions of Einstein's Field Equations for Spheres of Fluid" (Tolman, Richard) AND "The Molecular Beam Resonance Method for Measuring Nuclear Magnetic Moments" (Rabi, I, Millman, S., Kusch, P. & Zacharias J. R.) in Physical Review,

      - FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING of SLIZARD & ZINN's landmark "Instantaneous Emission of Fast Neutrons in the Interaction of Slow Neutrons with Uranium" confirmed 'instantaneous' neutron multiplication, showing that it meets the requirement for nuclear bombs. Some argue this is one of the most important papers in atomic/nuclear physics. BETHE's seminal papers on neucleosynthesis, "Energy Production in Stars" and "Energy Production in Stars II" rely heavily on the development of quantum mechanics, going so far as to allow some classically forbidden reactions to occur. Bethe's work on nuclear reactions relied heavily on the development of quantum mechanics, and resulted in the occurrence of some classically forbidden reactions; and this same work led him to discover the reactions that supply the energy in stars. Realizing that a far more rapid increase "was needed to explain the vastily larger energy production in hotter stars," Bethe discovered "the CNO cycle and computed its properties, [telling himself that] to obtain a steeper energy dependence he had to find a reaction involving a higher potential barrier, i.e., a nucleus with a higher charge" (Brandt, Harvest of the Century, 261-262). Proceeding systematically through the Periodic Table, Bethe finally got to carbon. As he wrote "in the case of carbon the reaction works out beautifully" (ibid). Bethe's Nobel Prize represents the first time an astrophysical subject was recognized by the Nobel Committee. TOLMAN's "Static Solutions of Einstein's Field Equations for Spheres of Fluid" described his method for applying Einstein's field equations to static spheres of fluid. OPPENHEIMER & VOLKOFF applied Tolman's method to calculate the gravitational equilibrium of a neutron star and predict the conditions under which it will continue collapsing into a black hole. BOHR's "Resonance in Uranium and Thorium Disintegrations and the Phenomenon of Nuclear Fission" is Bohr's attempt to begin an explanation of nuclear fission. ANDERSON, FERMI & HANSTEIN's "Production of Neutrons in Uranium Bombarded by Neutrons" provided the first estimation of the magnitude of neutron multiplication showing that it meets the requirement for sustained nuclear fission. RABI, MILLMAN, KUSCH, ZACHARIAS's "The Molecular Beam Resonance Method for Measuring Nuclear Magnetic Moments" is the author's indepth paper on their use of NMR to determine nuclear magnetic moments. 1939 is often spoken of as the second (think Einstein) most productive year in the history of physics. Together with Volume 56 (also listed), this volume includes an astonishingly large selection of important papers. CONDITION & DETAILS: Lancaster: American Institute of Physics, 1939. Royal 8vo. (10.5 x 8 inches); 267 x 203mm. Entire volume in contemporary full black cloth, gilt-lettered at the spine. Ex-libris with minimal markings. Very light and slight ghosting at the spine from the removal of a label -- all but invisible. Small stamp (covered) on the title page. Tightly and very solidly bound. Bright and very clean throughout. Near fine condition.

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        Energy Production in Stars" (Bethe) with "Energy Production in Stars II" (Bethe) AND "Instantaneous Emission of Fast Neutrons in the Interaction of Slow Neutrons with Uranium" (Szilárd, Leo and Zinn, Walter H.) AND "On Massive Neutron Cores" (Oppenheimer, Robert & Volkoff, G. M.) AND "Resonance in Uranium and Thorium Disintegrations and the Phenomenon of Nuclear Fission" (Bohr, Niels) AND "Production of Neutrons in Uranium Bombarded by Neutrons" (Anderson, Herbert L, Fermi, Enrico & Hanstein, H. B. AND "Static Solutions of Einstein's Field Equations for Spheres of Fluid" (Tolman, Richard) AND "The Molecular Beam Resonance Method for Measuring Nuclear Magnetic Moments" (Rabi, I, Millman, S., Kusch, P. & Zacharias J. R.) in Physical Review,

      - FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING of Bethe's seminal papers on neucleosynthesis, "Energy Production in Stars" and "Energy Production in Stars II." Bethe's work on nuclear reactions relied heavily on the development of quantum mechanics, and resulted in the occurance of some classically forbidden reactions; and this same work led him to discover the reactions that supply the energy in stars. Realizing that a far more rapid increase "was needed to explain the vastily larger energy production in hotter stars," Bethe discovered "the CNO cycle and computed its properties, [telling himself that] to obtain a steeper energy dependence he had to find a reaction involving a higher potential barrier, i.e., a nucleus with a higher charge" (Brandt, Harvest of the Century, 261-262). Proceeding systematically through the Periodic Table, Bethe finally got to carbon. As he wrote "in the case of carbon the reaction works out beautifully" (ibid). Bethe's Nobel Prize represents the first time an astrophysical subject was recognized by the Nobel Committee. SLIZARD & ZINN's "Instantaneous Emission of Fast Neutrons in the Interaction of Slow Neutrons with Uranium" confirmed 'instantaneous' neutron multiplication, showing that it meets the requirement for nuclear bombs. Some argue this is one of the most important papers in atomic/nuclear physics. TOLMAN's "Static Solutions of Einstein's Field Equations for Spheres of Fluid" described his method for applying Einstein's field equations to static spheres of fluid. OPPENHEIMER & VOLKOFF applied Tolman's method to calculate the gravitational equilibrium of a neutron star and predict the conditions under which it will continue collapsing into a black hole. BOHR's "Resonance in Uranium and Thorium Disintegrations and the Phenomenon of Nuclear Fission" is Bohr's attempt to begin an explanation of nuclear fission. ANDERSON, FERMI & HANSTEIN's "Production of Neutrons in Uranium Bombarded by Neutrons" provided the first estimation of the magnitude of neutron multiplication showing that it meets the requirement for sustained nuclear fission. RABI, MILLMAN, KUSCH, ZACHARIAS's "The Molecular Beam Resonance Method for Measuring Nuclear Magnetic Moments" is the author's indepth paper on their use of NMR to determine nuclear magnetic moments. 1939 is often spoken of as the second (think Einstein) most productive year in the history of physics. Together with Volume 56 (also listed), this volume includes an astonishingly large selection of important papers. CONDITION & DETAILS: Lancaster: American Institute of Physics, 1939. Royal 8vo. (10.5 x 8 inches); 267 x 203mm. Entire volume in contemporary full black cloth, gilt-lettered at the spine. Ex-libris with minimal markings. Very light and slight ghosting at the spine from the removal of a label -- all but invisible. Small stamp (covered) on the title page. Tightly and very solidly bound. Bright and very clean throughout. Near fine condition.

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        Field Theory of Nuclear Interaction," (Kemmer) WITH "Visible Radiation Produced by Electrons Moving in a Medium with Velocities Exceeding that of Light" (Cherenkov) "Note on the Radiation Field of the Electron" (Bloch) WITH "The Low Frequency Radiation of a Scattered Election" (Nordsieck) WITH "On the Mathematical Description of Light Nuclei by the Method of Resonating Group Structure" (Wheeler) in Physical Review 52, July to December 1937, pp. 54-59; pp. 59-62; pp. 378-379; pp. 906-910; pp. 1107-1122

      FIRST EDITION VOLUME 52 OF THE PHYSICAL REVIEW HOUSING 5 IMPORTANT PHYSICS PAPERS. In "Field Theory of Nuclear Interaction," Nicholas Kemmer proposes the first of two alternative currents required for electroweak synthesis. In "Visible Radiation Produced by Electrons," Pavel Cherenkov describes the theory of Cherenkov radiation, the effect wherein light emitted by a transparent medium when charged particles pass through it at a speed greater than the speed of light in the medium. "Cherenkov observed the emission of blue light from a bottle of water subjected to radioactive bombardment. This phenomenon, associated with charged atomic particles moving at velocities greater than the speed of light in the local medium, proved to be of great importance in subsequent experimental work in nuclear physics, and for the study of cosmic rays" (Wikipedia). In "On the Mathematical Description of Light Nuclei by the Method of Resonating Group Structure" contains Wheeler&#39;s important introduction of the S-Matrix. In "Note on the Radiation Field of the Electron," Bloch and Nordsieck point out the limitations of QED at that time. Their work "shows how in field theory to avoid the infinity associated with the &#39;infra-red catastrophy&#39; -- the emission of low frequency photons which tends to infinity in quantum theory (Hartman, A Memoir on the Physical Review," 168). Following this, Nordsieck then uses this new technique in calculating the radiative scattering of electrons in "The Low Frequency Radiation of a Scattered Electron." CONDITION & DETAILS: Lancaster: American Institute of Physics, July to December 1939. Quarto (10 x 8 inches; 250 x 203mm). Entire volume handsomely rebound in half black cloth over aged marbled paper boards. Gilt ruled and lettered at the spine. Ex-libris bearing only a small perforated stamp on the title page, a number on the publication page, and a stamp on the rear blank flyleaf; no other library markings whatsoever. Tightly and very solidly bound. Bright and very clean throughout. Near fine condition.

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        Note on the Radiation Field of the Electron" (Bloch) WITH "The Low Frequency Radiation of a Scattered Election" (Nordsieck) WITH "Visible Radiation Produced by Electrons Moving in a Medium with Velocities Exceeding that of Light" (Cherenkov) WITH "Field Theory of Nuclear Interaction," (Kemmer) With "On the Mathematical Description of Light Nuclei by the Method of Resonating Group Structure" (Wheeler) in Physical Review 52, July to December 1937, pp. 54-59; pp. 59-62; pp. 378-379; pp. 906-910; pp. 1107-1122

      FIRST EDITION VOLUME 52 OF THE PHYSICAL REVIEW HOUSING 5 IMPORTANT PHYSICS PAPERS. In "Note on the Radiation Field of the Electron," Bloch and Nordsieck point out the limitations of QED at that time. Their work "shows how in field theory to avoid the infinity associated with the &#39;infra-red catastrophy&#39; -- the emission of low frequency photons which tends to infinity in quantum theory (Hartman, A Memoir on the Physical Review," 168). Following this, Nordsieck then uses this new technique in calculating the radiative scattering of electrons in "The Low Frequency Radiation of a Scattered Electron." In "Visible Radiation Produced by Electrons," Pavel Cherenkov describes the theory of Cherenkov radiation, the effect wherein light emitted by a transparent medium when charged particles pass through it at a speed greater than the speed of light in the medium. "Cherenkov observed the emission of blue light from a bottle of water subjected to radioactive bombardment. This phenomenon, associated with charged atomic particles moving at velocities greater than the speed of light in the local medium, proved to be of great importance in subsequent experimental work in nuclear physics, and for the study of cosmic rays" (Wikipedia). In "Field Theory of Nuclear Interaction," Nicholas Kemmer proposes the first of two alternative currents required for electroweak synthesis. In "On the Mathematical Description of Light Nuclei by the Method of Resonating Group Structure" contains Wheeler&#39;s important introduction of the S-Matrix. CONDITION & DETAILS: Lancaster: American Institute of Physics, July to December 1939. Quarto (10 x 8 inches; 250 x 203mm). Entire volume handsomely rebound in half black cloth over aged marbled paper boards. Gilt ruled and lettered at the spine. Ex-libris bearing only a small perforated stamp on the title page, a number on the publication page, and a stamp on the rear blank flyleaf; no other library markings whatsoever. Tightly and very solidly bound. Bright and very clean throughout. Near fine condition.

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        Game in the Desert

      Derrydale Press 1939 - Very nice copy of this fabled press, This one has simulated green snake skin for cover. This is #132 of 950 copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gesammelte Werke.

      Mchn., Langen Müller (1939-41).. 8 Bde. Mit 1 Portr. OHalbfranzbde. in rot. Leder m. Rückensch. u. -goldpräg., Marmor. Bezugspapier. Bde. 3 u. 4. mit Kopfgoldschnitt. Tadelloses Expl. EA.. W.-G. II 53 - Eines v. 200 num. Expl. d. Vorzugsausgabe auf Hadernpapier. Mit eh. Sign. d. Autors. - Bd. 1: Das gottgelobte Herz. Paracelsus, 1. Teil. Bd. 2: Paracelsus, 2. u. 3. Teil. Bd. 3: Meister Joachim Pausewang. Amor Dei. Bd. 4: Montsalvasch. Das Lächeln der Penaten. Bd. 5: Reps. Erzählungen und Legenden. Bd. 6: Dramen und Gedichte. Bd. 7: Die Bauhütte. Bd. 8: Aufsätze, Vorträge und Reden.

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        Signed Photograph of Porter by Platt Lynes, 7 x 9 inches, sepia toned, inscribed in 1939, with photographer&#39;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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        Die Judengesetze Großdeutschlands, bearbeitet von Dr. Peter Deeg (Mitglied des Lehrkörpers der Universität Berlin)

      Nürnberg, Verlag Der Stürmer, 1939.. . Vollständige Ausgabe im Original-Verlagseinband (blaues Ganzleinen / Leinen / OGLn / OLn / Ln im Format 15 x 20,5 cm) mit Rücken- und Deckeltitel sowie Kopffarbschnitt. 243 Seiten, mit 4 ganzseitigen Fotoabbildungen ("Verbotene und erlaubte Eheschließungen eines Juden / eines Halbjuden / eines Vierteljuden / eines Deutschblütigen", Tafeln aus der Ausstellung "Vererbung - Rasse - Volk" im Stadtmuseum für Volksgesundheit der Stadt der Reichsparteitage Nürnberg) auf Kunstdruckpapier, Schrift: Fraktur. - Aus dem Inhalt: Vorwort des Verfassers - Volk, Reich und Gesetzgebung - Die Behebung der Not von Volk und Reich. Der Neubau des Reichs - Volk und Rasse: Die Nürnberger Gesetze. Staatsangehörigkeit und Reichsbürgerschaft (Staatsangehörigkeit, Reichsbürgerschaft, Begriff der Deutschblütigkeit, Begriff des Juden / des jüdischen Mischlings, Reichsbürgerschaft und Beamtenrecht, Bewilligung von Ausnahmen) - Der Schutz des deutschen Blutes und der deutschen Ehre (Verbot der Mischehe, genehmigungspflichtige Mischlings-Ehen, ausländische Staatsangehörige, Staatenlose und Mehrstaater, Umgehung der Eheverbote, Rechtswirkungen des Verbots der Mischehe, Folgen der Nichtigkeit, rechtliche Stellung der Kinder, vermögensrechtliche Beziehungen der Ehegatten, Beschränkung der Unterhaltspflicht, Gewährung des Unterhalts, Schutz gutgläubiger Dritter, Rechtswirkungen der Genehmigungspflicht bei Mischlingsehen, Aufhebung alter Rassenmischehen, frühere Anfechtung nach dem BGB, Aufhebung der Ehe nach geltendem Recht, Frist für die Aufhebungsklage, Folgen der Eheaufhebung, Sicherstellung der Beachtung der Eheverbote, Verfahren in Ehesachen, Ehehindernisse nach dem Blutschutzgesetz im Verhältnis zu Ehevorschriften in anderen Gesetzen, Verbot des außerehelichen Geschlechtsverkehr zwischen Juden und Deutschen, Irrtum, Strafbarkeit nur des männlichen Täters, Strafbarkeit des Versuches der Rassenschande, Geltungsbereich des Blutschutzgesetzes, Stellung der Frau im Prozess, Strafe, Verbot der Aufnahme deutschblütiger weiblicher Angestellter in jüdischen Haushalten, jüdischer Haushalt, Beschäftigung in jüdischem Haushalt, Täterschaft, Verbot der Hissung der deutschen Flagge, Flaggenführung auf Kauffahrteischiffen, Anwendbarkeit des Gesetzes auf Staatenlose, Befreiungen von den Vorschriften des Gesetzes, Strafverfolgung fremder Staatsangehöriger aufgrund des Gesetzes) - Die Änderungen und Ergänzungen familienrechtlicher Vorschriften (Anfechtbarkeit der Ehelichkeit eines Kindes durch den Staatsanwalt, Abstammungsfeststellung mittels erb- und rassekundlicher Untersuchung, Zurücknahme der Ehelichkeitserklärung, Aufhebung von Adoptionen, Juden und Mischlinge im Kindesannahmeverfahren; kein Jude als Vormund, Pfleger, Helfer oder Beistand) - Judentum und Beamtentum. Der Beamte im Dritten Reich (Beamtenverhältnis, Pflichten des Beamten, Treueeid des Beamten, Entjudung des Beamtenkörpers, Begriff des Nichtariers, rechtshistorische Entwicklungsstufen der Entjudung des Beamtentums in den letzten Jahren, völlige Entjudung des Beamtenkörpers durch die Reichsbürgergesetzgebung, Entjudung der Arztstellen in öffentlichen Krankenhäusern, Entjudung des Notariats, Deutschblütigkeit als Bedingung der Beamtenfähigkeit nach geltendem Beamtenrecht, Nachweis der Deutschblütigkeit, Entjudung des Beamtentums in Österreich, Neuordnung des österreichischen Berufsbeamtentums, Entjudung des österreichischen Beamtenkörpers, Sonderregelung der Entjudung des österreichischen Notariats) - Judentum und Wehrmacht. Der Ausschluß der Juden vom aktiven Wehrdienst (Wehrdienst = Ehrendienst, Zulassung von Nichtarier zum aktiven Wehrdienst, Begriff der arischen Abstammung im Wehrrecht, Entziehung des Rechts zum Tragen der Uniform, Verbot der Brieftaubenhaltung für Juden) - Die Juden im Reichsarbeitsdienst und Luftschutz. Der Ausschluß der Juden vom Reichsarbeitsdienst; Die Juden im Luftschutz. . . (Fortsetzung der Beschreibung siehe Nr.015724!)

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        Quinti Horatii Flacci Carmina, Odes d´Horace

      Paris, France: Philippe Gonin, 1939. Première édition ainsi. Destiné à la publication en 1939 mais retardée par la Seconde Guerre Mondiale et d&#39;autres complications jusqu&#39;en 1958. Remplissez en deux volumes dans des emballages imprimés, logés dans les dustwrappers originaux mais qui n&#39;ont pas les étuis de protection. Une d&#39;une édition limitée de 350. Cet exemplaire non numéroté. Curieusement, il ya trois pages de colophon, deux pages colophon identiques dans le premier volume et une page de colophon différent dans le second volume. Quant aux pages de colophon Vol. I, dans une écriture soignée à l&#39;encre violette, quelqu&#39;un a fait remarquer que le paiement de 50% est due à la réception du Volume I ( Mars 1958) et 50% lors de la réception du Volume II ( Juin 1958). À l&#39;endroit où le nombre manuscrite devrait apparaître dans le Vol. II, la place se trouve, dans un coup de main à l&#39;encre noire soignée, "justifié au Tome I ", puis initiales qui peuvent être PG, par Philippe Gonin, mais incertain. (8, 8 blancs), 179, (2, 3 blancs ) et ( 1, 7 blancs), 278, (2, 8 blancs) pages. Imprimé sur du papier de lin fait à la main avec Maillol - Gonin filigrane, lâche et non consolidées, telles que publiées, avec bords de la page fortement frangés à un effet beau. Avec 125 [?] gravures sur bois, dont 4 sont répétées sur les emballages. Ce livre est une édition bilingue, en latin et en français. Traduit en français par le baron Delort et revu par Mme Michel Roussier. Aristide Maillol illustrateur. De la presse privée de Philippe Gonin, éditeur-directeur, Paris. Toutes les pages propre, sans inconvénients observés. Notez que la cape pour Vol. I est déchiré de haut en bas à la charnière arrière, mais qu&#39;il n&#39;y a pas de pertes à proprement parler. En tout cas, les deux enveloppes sont protégés par suremballeuses de Mylar. 21 x 13,5 cm. Quelques pages non coupées. Un état presque fin de deux volumes, avec une très bonne jaquette et une presque fin, et manquant d&#39;un étui. Rare dans n&#39;importe quelle condition. First edition thus. Intended for publication in 1939 but delayed by World War II and other complications until 1958. Complete in two volumes in printed wrappers, housed in the original dustwrappers but lacking the slipcases. One of a limited edition of 350. This copy unnumbered. Oddly, there are three colophon pages, two identical colophon pages in Vol. I and a different colophon page in Vol. II. As to the colophon pages in Vol. I, in a neat hand in purple ink, someone has noted that 50% payment is due on receipt of Volume I (March 1958) and 50% upon receipt of Volume II (June 1958). In the place where the handwritten number should appear in Vol. II, instead is found, in a neat black ink hand, "justifié au Tome I," and then initials which may be PG, for Philippe Gonin, but uncertain. (8, 8 blanks), 179, (2, 3 blanks) & (1, 7 blanks), 278, (2, 8 blanks) pages. Printed on hand-made linen paper with Maillol-Gonin watermark, loose and unbound as issued, with page edges heavily deckled to a handsome effect. With 125 [?] woodcuts, 4 of which are repeated on the wrappers. This book is a bilingual edition in Latin and French. Translated to French by Baron Delort and reviewed by Madame Michel Roussier. Aristide Maillol illustrator. From the private press of Philippe Gonin, publisher-editor, Paris. All pages clean, with no demerits observed. Note that the wrapper for Vol. I is torn top to bottom at the rear hinge, but that there are no losses to speak of. In any case both wrappers are protected by clear Mylar overwrappers. 8.25 x 5.25 inches. Some pages uncut. A Near Fine set of two volumes, with one Very Good dust jacket and one Near Fine dust jacket, and lacking a slipcase. Scarce in any condition.. First Edition Thus. Unbound. Near Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Maillol, Aristide. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Limited Edition.

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        The Mechanism of Nuclear Fission" (Bohr & Wheeler) + "On Continued Gravitational Contraction" (Oppenheimer) in Physical Review, September 1, 1939, Vol. 56, 5, pp. 426-50; pp. 455-59. AND "Fission of Protactinium" (Bohr & Wheeler) + "On Pair Emission in the Proton Bombardment of Fluorine" (Oppenheimer & Schwinger" in Physical Review, November 15, 1939, Vol. 56, 10. pp. 1065-1066 and pp. 1066-1067

      FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS OF TWO SEMINAL PAPERS IN THE HISTORY OF PHYSICS. Two other papers by Oppenheimer, Bohr, and Wheeler wherein they were able to confirm the findings in the first two papers are included in another issue, this too in original wraps. Of the papers in the first issue, BOHR & WHEELER&#39;S "The mechanism of nuclear fission" is the first fully worked out theory of nuclear fission and it laid the groundwork for atomic and hydrogen bombs. "The paper is a masterpiece of clear thinking and lucid writing. It reveals, at the center of the mystery of fission, a tiny world where everything can be calculated and everything understood. The tiny world is a nucleus of uranium 236, formed when a neutron is freshly captured by a nucleus of uranium 235. The uranium 236 nucleus sits precisely on the border between classical and quantum physics." By studying this process in detail, they show how the complementary views provided by classical and quantum pictures are both essential to the understanding of nature. Without the combined power of classical and quantum concepts, the intricacies of the fission process could never have been understood. Bohr&#39;s notion of complementarity is triumphantly vindicated" (Barrow, Science and Ultimate Reality, xvii). Also included are two other important papers on nuclear fission and the atomic bomb, also by Bohr. OPPENHEIMER & SNYDER&#39;S "On continued gravitational contraction" constitutes the very first theoretical prediction of a singularity when a sufficiently large neutron star collapses. This phenomenon was later to be coined as a black hole. "Had J. Robert Oppenheimer not led the US effort to build the atomic bomb, he might still have been remembered for figuring out how a black hole could form" (American Physical Society). This paper has been described as the forgotten birth of black holes. BOHR & WHEELER&#39;S "The Fission of Protactinium" demonstrates that the fission of protactinium agreed with their predictions in "Mechanism of Nuclear Fission." OPPENHEIMER & SCHWINGER&#39;S "On pair emission" wherein they explain the observed effect as the existence of vacuum polarization, the virtual creation, for short periods of time, of electron-positron pairs. CONDITION & DETAILS: Lancaster: American Institute of Physics, 1939. Royal 8vo. (10.5 x 8 inches); 267 x 203 mm. Two full issues, each in original paper wraps. Very slight edge wear; the second issue (the less important of the two), Issue 10, has a small amount of darkening around the edges (something common to Physical Reviews in original wraps). It is minor. Issue 10 also has two small and very, very light ex-libris stamps on the cover; Issue 5 is NOT ex-libris. Both issues are tightly and very solidly bound; both are bright and very clean throughout. Issue 5 is in fine condition. Issue 10 in very good condition.

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        Energy Production in Stars" in Physical Review, 55, 1939, pp. 103-104

      FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS of Bethe&#39;s seminal paper work on neucleosynthesis, "Energy Production in Stars." Bethe&#39;s work on nuclear reactions relied heavily on the development of quantum mechanics, and resulted in the occurance of some classically forbidden reactions; and this same work led him to discover the reactions that supply the energy in stars. Realizing that a far more rapid increase "was needed to explain the vastily larger energy production in hotter stars," Bethe discovered "the CNO cycle and computed its properties, [telling himself that] to obtain a steeper energy dependence he had to find a reaction involving a higher potential barrier, i.e., a nucleus with a higher charge" (Brandt, Harvest of the Century, 261-262). Proceeding systematically through the Periodic Table, Bethe finally got to carbon. As he wrote "in the case of carbon the reaction works out beautifully" (ibid). Bethe&#39;s Nobel Prize represents the first time an astrophysical subject was recognized by the Nobel Committee. CONDITION & DETAILS: Lancaster: American Physical Society 55, Number 1, January 1, 1939. Quarto (10.5 x 8 inches; 267 x 203mm). Entire issue. Original wraps with very slight chipping at the spine. Near fine condition. Small closed tear at the foot of the last 10 pages and rear wrap (.25 inch); minor scuffing to the rear wrap. Very good condition.

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        Energy Production in Stars" (Bethe) with "Energy Production in Stars II" (Bethe) AND "Instantaneous Emission of Fast Neutrons in the Interaction of Slow Neutrons with Uranium" (Szilárd, Leo and Zinn, Walter H.) AND "On Massive Neutron Cores" (Oppenheimer, Robert & Volkoff, G. M.) AND "Resonance in Uranium and Thorium Disintegrations and the Phenomenon of Nuclear Fission" (Bohr, Niels) AND "Production of Neutrons in Uranium Bombarded by Neutrons" (Anderson, Herbert L, Fermi, Enrico & Hanstein, H. B. AND "Static Solutions of Einstein&#39;s Field Equations for Spheres of Fluid" (Tolman, Richard) AND "The Molecular Beam Resonance Method for Measuring Nuclear Magnetic Moments" (Rabi, I, Millman, S., Kusch, P. & Zacharias J. R.) in Physical Review, 55, 1939, pp. 102-103; pp. 364-373; pp. 374-381; pp. pp. 415-419; pp. 797-798; pp. 799-800; & pp. 526-535

      FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING of Bethe&#39;s seminal papers on neucleosynthesis, "Energy Production in Stars" and "Energy Production in Stars II." Bethe&#39;s work on nuclear reactions relied heavily on the development of quantum mechanics, and resulted in the occurance of some classically forbidden reactions; and this same work led him to discover the reactions that supply the energy in stars. Realizing that a far more rapid increase "was needed to explain the vastily larger energy production in hotter stars," Bethe discovered "the CNO cycle and computed its properties, [telling himself that] to obtain a steeper energy dependence he had to find a reaction involving a higher potential barrier, i.e., a nucleus with a higher charge" (Brandt, Harvest of the Century, 261-262). Proceeding systematically through the Periodic Table, Bethe finally got to carbon. As he wrote "in the case of carbon the reaction works out beautifully" (ibid). Bethe&#39;s Nobel Prize represents the first time an astrophysical subject was recognized by the Nobel Committee. SLIZARD & ZINN&#39;s "Instantaneous Emission of Fast Neutrons in the Interaction of Slow Neutrons with Uranium" confirmed &#39;instantaneous&#39; neutron multiplication, showing that it meets the requirement for nuclear bombs. Some argue this is one of the most important papers in atomic/nuclear physics. TOLMAN&#39;s "Static Solutions of Einstein&#39;s Field Equations for Spheres of Fluid" described his method for applying Einstein&#39;s field equations to static spheres of fluid. OPPENHEIMER & VOLKOFF applied Tolman&#39;s method to calculate the gravitational equilibrium of a neutron star and predict the conditions under which it will continue collapsing into a black hole. BOHR&#39;s "Resonance in Uranium and Thorium Disintegrations and the Phenomenon of Nuclear Fission" is Bohr&#39;s attempt to begin an explanation of nuclear fission. ANDERSON, FERMI & HANSTEIN&#39;s "Production of Neutrons in Uranium Bombarded by Neutrons" provided the first estimation of the magnitude of neutron multiplication showing that it meets the requirement for sustained nuclear fission. RABI, MILLMAN, KUSCH, ZACHARIAS&#39;s "The Molecular Beam Resonance Method for Measuring Nuclear Magnetic Moments" is the author&#39;s indepth paper on their use of NMR to determine nuclear magnetic moments. 1939 is often spoken of as the second (think Einstein) most productive year in the history of physics. Together with Volume 56 (also listed), this volume includes an astonishingly large selection of important papers. CONDITION & DETAILS: Lancaster: American Institute of Physics, 1939. Royal 8vo. (10.5 x 8 inches); 267 x 203mm. Entire volume in contemporary full black cloth, gilt-lettered at the spine. Ex-libris with minimal markings. Very light and slight ghosting at the spine from the removal of a label -- all but invisible. Small stamp (covered) on the title page. Tightly and very solidly bound. Bright and very clean throughout. Near fine condition.

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        Instantaneous Emission of Fast Neutrons in the Interaction of Slow Neutrons with Uranium" (Szilárd, Leo and Zinn, Walter H.) AND "Energy Production in Stars" (Bethe) with "Energy Production in Stars II" (Bethe) AND "On Massive Neutron Cores" (Oppenheimer, Robert & Volkoff, G. M.) AND "Resonance in Uranium and Thorium Disintegrations and the Phenomenon of Nuclear Fission" (Bohr, Niels) AND "Production of Neutrons in Uranium Bombarded by Neutrons" (Anderson, Herbert L, Fermi, Enrico & Hanstein, H. B. AND "Static Solutions of Einstein&#39;s Field Equations for Spheres of Fluid" (Tolman, Richard) AND "The Molecular Beam Resonance Method for Measuring Nuclear Magnetic Moments" (Rabi, I, Millman, S., Kusch, P. & Zacharias J. R.) in Physical Review, 55, 1939, pp. 102-103; pp. 364-373; pp. 374-381; pp. pp. 415-419; pp. 797-798; pp. 799-800; & pp. 526-535

      FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING of SLIZARD & ZINN&#39;s landmark "Instantaneous Emission of Fast Neutrons in the Interaction of Slow Neutrons with Uranium" confirmed &#39;instantaneous&#39; neutron multiplication, showing that it meets the requirement for nuclear bombs. Some argue this is one of the most important papers in atomic/nuclear physics. BETHE&#39;s seminal papers on neucleosynthesis, "Energy Production in Stars" and "Energy Production in Stars II" rely heavily on the development of quantum mechanics, going so far as to allow some classically forbidden reactions to occur. Bethe&#39;s work on nuclear reactions relied heavily on the development of quantum mechanics, and resulted in the occurrence of some classically forbidden reactions; and this same work led him to discover the reactions that supply the energy in stars. Realizing that a far more rapid increase "was needed to explain the vastily larger energy production in hotter stars," Bethe discovered "the CNO cycle and computed its properties, [telling himself that] to obtain a steeper energy dependence he had to find a reaction involving a higher potential barrier, i.e., a nucleus with a higher charge" (Brandt, Harvest of the Century, 261-262). Proceeding systematically through the Periodic Table, Bethe finally got to carbon. As he wrote "in the case of carbon the reaction works out beautifully" (ibid). Bethe&#39;s Nobel Prize represents the first time an astrophysical subject was recognized by the Nobel Committee. TOLMAN&#39;s "Static Solutions of Einstein&#39;s Field Equations for Spheres of Fluid" described his method for applying Einstein&#39;s field equations to static spheres of fluid. OPPENHEIMER & VOLKOFF applied Tolman&#39;s method to calculate the gravitational equilibrium of a neutron star and predict the conditions under which it will continue collapsing into a black hole. BOHR&#39;s "Resonance in Uranium and Thorium Disintegrations and the Phenomenon of Nuclear Fission" is Bohr&#39;s attempt to begin an explanation of nuclear fission. ANDERSON, FERMI & HANSTEIN&#39;s "Production of Neutrons in Uranium Bombarded by Neutrons" provided the first estimation of the magnitude of neutron multiplication showing that it meets the requirement for sustained nuclear fission. RABI, MILLMAN, KUSCH, ZACHARIAS&#39;s "The Molecular Beam Resonance Method for Measuring Nuclear Magnetic Moments" is the author&#39;s indepth paper on their use of NMR to determine nuclear magnetic moments. 1939 is often spoken of as the second (think Einstein) most productive year in the history of physics. Together with Volume 56 (also listed), this volume includes an astonishingly large selection of important papers. CONDITION & DETAILS: Lancaster: American Institute of Physics, 1939. Royal 8vo. (10.5 x 8 inches); 267 x 203mm. Entire volume in contemporary full black cloth, gilt-lettered at the spine. Ex-libris with minimal markings. Very light and slight ghosting at the spine from the removal of a label -- all but invisible. Small stamp (covered) on the title page. Tightly and very solidly bound. Bright and very clean throughout. Near fine condition.

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        At Swim - Two Birds

      Pantheon 1939 - "A wildly comic send-up of Irish literature and culture, At Swim-Two-Birds is the story of a young, lazy, and frequently drunk Irish college student who lives with his curmudgeonly uncle in Dublin. When not in bed (where he seems to spend most of his time) or reading he is composing a mischief-filled novel about Dermot Trellis, a second-rate author whose characters ultimately rebel against him and seek vengeance. From drugging him as he sleeps to dropping the ceiling on his head, these figures of Irish myth make Trellis pay dearly for his bad writing. Hilariously funny and inventive, At Swim-Two-Birds has influenced generations of writers, opening up new possibilities for what can be done in fiction. It is a true masterpiece of Irish literature." Best known book of the Irish genius. Scarce. Minor chipping to top of dust jacket spine.

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        The Night Before Murder

      Hillman-Curl, Inc New York 1939 - First Edition. Cobbledick dustjacket art. Rare early murder mystery by this well-known screenwriter and author of pulp and hard-boiled fiction. "She had been a great actress on the American stage. But now the inexorable march of years had caught up with her. Life had become dull, barren and incredibly stupid, and she had become obsessed with the idea of death. So she decided to commit a murder!" Near Fine, short gift inscription at front endpaper, in Very Good dustjacket, half inch chip at lower spine end, few small edge chips and closed tears, small chip at mid-front flap edge. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        GOODBYE MR. CHIPS (Original 1939 Color Lobby Card SIGNED By Greer Garson)

      Culver City, CA: MGM, 1939. Hilton, James (novelist) (Greer Garson, Robert Donat, actors). ORIGINAL 1939 LOBBY CARD FOR 'GOODBYE MR. CHIPS' SIGNED BY GREER GARSON. Two small pinholes, a tiny nick out of one corner but otherwise the Lobby Card is in VG-Fine condition, the color is still bright, the signature is nicely inked, and it's the best still in the original 1939 8-lobby card set, showing Mr. Chips meeting (and dancing with) his wife for the first time. The film was produced by Victor Saville at MGM and directed by Sam Wood. The screenplay was adapted from the 1934 novelette of the same name by James Hilton. Donat received the Best Actor Oscar for his performance. Greer Garson (in her first ever feature film role was nominated but lost out to Vivian Leigh in GONE WITH THE WIND) . . Signed. Unbound. Very Good to Near Fine.

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        JAPANESE WOOD-BLOCK PRINTING

      Tokyo, Japan: The Sanseido Company, 1939. cloth, dust jacket. small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xii, 136 pages. First edition. Preface, table of contents, list of illustrations, list of plates. appendix, index. Color frontispiece tipped-in, a work entitled "Cherry and Castle," signed in pencil by the author. Twelve plates, including five in color entitled "A Junk," with two signed in pencil by the author, and seven unsigned black and white plates. 26 black and white illustrations. A significant work on the techniques and methodology of wood-block printing, revealing the "secrets of this art" and arguing that "anyone can master its delicate processes with comparative ease." The appendix is a list of the author&#39;s works, listing the size, the number of blocks and impressions used, and a description of special features. Label in Japanese attached to back pastedown. Endpapers tanned.

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        Statistical Method from the Viewpoint of Quality Control

      Washington, D. C: The Graduate School, The Department of Agriculture, 1939. Dark blue cloth, gilt titles on front board & spine, ix, 155 pp. Slight rubbing to joints along bottom edge, else fine. Plain brown DJ may or may not be original, but has done its job well as gilt titles are brilliant and both boards and spine unfaded. DJ has holes in spine, light soil and a few tears; in Brodart archival cover. Deming edited this series of lectures for publication, and added notes and cross-references. From his foreword: "The scientific viewpoint is that every statement must be capable of being tested. If a statement can not be put to a test, it has no value in practice. Dr. Shewhart kept this viewpoint throughout his lectures. Here for the first time we see operationally verifiable meanings for well-known statistical terms such as random variable, accuracy, precision, true value, probability, degree of rational belief, and the like, all of which are necessary if statistics is to take its rightful place as a tool of science." Shipping weight 2 lbs. (International 1 lb., 12 oz.). First Edition. . Near Fine/Good. 24½ X 16½ cm.

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        Geschichte der Homöopathie, 4 Teile in einem Band (so komplett).

      Leipzig. Schwabe. 1939.. Hldr. mit Lederecken und goldgepr. Rückentitel. 4°. XX, (100 / 263 / 244 /229), 837 S. (die vier Teile sind je einzeln und zusammen als Gesamtwerk paginiert). mit Abb. auf Tafeln. einige wenige Bleistiftanmerkungen. Namensst. verso Titel. in Originalpappschuber. schönes wohlerhaltenes Ex. in deutscher Sprache 420,00 EUR. Inhalt: Teil I: Die Vorläufer der Homöopathie / Teil II: Hahnemann. Leben und Werk / Teil III: Ausbreitung der Homöopathie / Teil IV: Die Homöopathie seit 1850.

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        FDR?s Signed Registration for his 1936 Ford Phaeton which was equipped with special hand controls that allowed the President to drive it

      Partly Printed Document Signed ?Franklin D. Roosevelt? and ?Fran? as President, 1p, 6? x 4?. Hyde Park, New York, December 30, 1939 [date stamped by NYS Bureau of Motor Vehicles]. Fine condition.President Roosevelt?s 1940 registration for his 1936 Ford Phaeton, Model V8. Filled out by typewriter and in ink, but not by FDR. Name of Owner: Franklin D. Roosevelt City Hyde Park County Duchess State N.Y. Roosevelt had started his signature ?Fran? in the box at the bottom ?Do Not Write in Here,? then realized he had to sign in the area above it. Franklin D. Roosevelt?s 1936 Ford Phaeton convertible was equipped with special hand controls that allowed the President to drive it without the use of his legs. The car is on display at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum at Hyde Park.

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Daughters of the Stars, The

      London: Hatchard & Co., 1939. - "A Fairy Story Full of Grace, Beauty, Wit, Humor and Charm"Together with a Letter of Complaint from Dulac to the Daily Herald[DULAC, Edmund, illustrator]. CRARY, Mary. The Daughters of the Stars. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac. London: Hatchard & Co., 1939.First trade edition. Quarto (10 1/8 x 7 15/16 inches; 257 x 201 mm.). [8], 189, [1], [1, printer&#146;s imprint], [1, blank] pp. Two full-page color plates.Original grey cloth over boards. Covers decoratively stamped in blind, navy blue leather label lettered in gilt on spine. Original glassine wrapper, yellow dust jacket, printed in blue with lettering and three figures from Dulac's second illustration. A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket."Unsold copies (#91d) at Brentanos were withdrawn from the commercial market in mid-1940 and sold privately. These books were wrapped, over the glassine, in a yellow dust jacket, printed in blue with lettering and 3 figures from Dulac's second illustration. At the top of the front flap of the dust jacket is printed: / 4.00 /, the reduced price at which the books were offered." (Ann Conolly Hughey, Edmund Dulac - His Book Illustrations).With a one-and-a-quarter page autograph letter, dated "March 5 in 1924" from Dulac to the Editor of the Daily Herald complaining bitterly about being misquoted regarding the American soprano Rosa Melba (1897-1981), in a "good but aggressive poem" by Tomfool (Eleanor Farjeon) which had been published in the newspaper. (affixed to front free endpaper).[and]A one page typed letter dated "March 7th 1924" from Hamilton Fyfe (Editor of the Daily Herald) to Eleanor Farjeon "Dear Miss Farjeon, We have received the enclosed letter from Edmund Dulac, who seems a bit hurt about your poem based on his reported remark about Melba. We are printing a little apology on page 4. I wonder if you would care to deal with it in your own way." (tipped onto half-title)."Publication of this book encountered delays and difficulties because of the outbreak of World War II. Since paper and workmen were fast being commandeered by the British government, the book was rushed into print despite the fact that only 2 Dulac illustrations were finished. Once published, the book received mixed reviews. It was featured at Christmas 1939 as &#145;Something sane in a mad world&#146; in Hatchard&#146;s show windows in Piccadilly The following spring, in America, The New York Times critic (June 3, 1940) was less enthusiastic in his review of the book, saying &#145; for most young readers the book will seem too long drawn out &#146; but added &#145;Dulac has supplied two lovely pictures in blue and silver tones&#146; The redoubtable William Lyon Phelps of Yale also wrote a review stating that Mary Crary&#146;s book &#145; is a fairy story full of grace, beauty, wit humor and charm It is meant to be very high praise when I add that the illustrations by Dulac are worthy of the book. They add to its beauty&#146;" (Hughey).Dulac designed the entire format of the volume, including chapter head and tail scroll designs.Hughey 91d.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        An American Exodus: A Record of Human Erosion

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1939. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. This is a first edition, first printing of the classic photobook, An American Exodus: A Record of Human Erosion published by Reynal & Hitchcock, New York in 1939. An American Exodus is a documentation, in photographs and text, of the mass migrations of the 1930s caused by changes within the regionally varied agricultural traditions throughout the country. Containing 112 striking photographs, the book measures approximately 10 inches x 8 inches and is bound in blue cloth covered boards in a photographically illustrated dust jacket. The condition of the book is Very Good with some foxing to several pages not affecting the photographs. The dust jacket is not price clipped and is in GOOD condition with some chips and stains as well as some loss to the head and hell of the spine as well as to the edge tips. Cited in all three reference books on photobooks: The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century by Andrew Roth, The Photobook: A History by Parr and Badger, and The Open Book by Andrew Roth.

      [Bookseller: Franklin Books]
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        JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN

      J. B. Lippincott Company, 1939-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1939. 309 pp. Yellow cloth with black lettering, red topstain. First edition, first printing. (No additional printings on copyright page, which in this case publisher used in lieu of a first edition statement.) Very Good+ condition hardcover. 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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        The Big Sleep

      NY: Knopf, (1939) - First Edition of Chandler&#146;s classic debut novel, a Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone and a modern highspot of iconic reputation. Basis, of course, for two film adaptations, the primary one the stellar Howard Hawks 1946 production with Bogart and Bacall. A tight, square, fresh, very near fine copy of the book in its original extremely scarce, better than very good, corners-clipped dust jacket. This true collectible comes housed in a beautiful custom cloth clamshell box. A very real literary investment. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mystery Pier Books, Inc.,ABAA, ILAB, ABA]
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        Murder Is Easy

      London: Collins, 1939. First Edition. Cloth spotted; very good in a dust jacket with some chips and interior tape mends.

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.]
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