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        Orlando the Marmalade Cat - A Trip Abroad

      London: Country Life. Hardcover. 32 pages. Charming colour illustrations. Binding and hinges sound. Unmarked. Average wear. A rare vintage copy. . Good. 1939.

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        ORLANDO the marmalade cat. A trip abroad.

      Country Life 1939 - 1939. Première édition, premier tirage. Album grand in-4 ( 365 X 265 mm ) de 32 pages cartonnage illustré en couleurs de l'éditeur. Charmant ouvrage tiré en lithographie. Minimes défauts au cartonnage, coupes et coins légèrement usés. Interieur en parfait état. Bel exemplaire, rare. cartonnages enfantina [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tiré à Part]
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        Orlando: The Marmalade Cat: A Trip Abroad

      Country Life, London 1939 - Covers have light edge wear and light glue marks on endpapers. The scarce dustwrapper has a few chips and a closed tear repaired with sellotape. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Beach Hut Books]
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      Polybiblion - E. de Boccard, Paris 1939 - RO40194749: 89 volumes reliés (4 demi-cuir) + 153 numéros brochés. Numéros manquants: année 1871. 1902: Partie littéraire: fév.-mars, juillet-oct. Partie technique: fév.-mars, juillet-déc. 1903: Partie littéraire: août. Partie technique: août. 1904: Parties littéraire & technique: fév.-déc. années 1905 à 1912, 1921-1930. 1938: jan.-juin, août-oct. 1939: fév.-avril. Pièces de titre marron avec titre, tomaison et filets dorés, et étiquettes de code, sur les dos des volumes reliés. Annotations sur les 1ers plats des ouvrages brochés. Quelques dos et plats des ouvrages brochés abîmés. Couvertures des volumes reliées demi-cuir frottées. Du tome Ier, 1re année, Ire livraison, fév. 1868, au tome 195, juin 1939. 2 volumes par année de 1868 à 1874. 3 volumes par année de 1875 à 1899. Contenu du tome Ier, 1re année, Ire livraison, fév. 1868: Théologie et Jurisprudence. Sciences et arts. Belles Lettres. Histoire. Chronique. Correspondance. Récents travaux publiés en France sur la Grammaire comparée. Géographie et voyages. Sommaires des recueils périodiques, Français et Etgangers. Sommaires des articles littéraires et journaux de Paris. Romans, contes et nouvelles, etc. In-8 Relié. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 10-Bibliographies [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nine Pounds of Luggage

      J. B. Lippincott Company Philadelphia (1939) - First Edition. FL dustjacket art. Very Scarce work of Travel literature with cult-like following. Memoir of wanderlust and world travel, based on authorÕs turn-of-the century experiences leaving her hapless marriage and setting off to the Yukon with ÔNine Pounds of LuggageÓ and a banjo. Nearly Very Good with several inch water stain to lower spine end and lower front cover, bookplate to front free endpaper, in a Very Good dustjacket, red stain from cloth to verso of front panel, shallow chipping to spine ends and corners, modest surface wear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1939 - Octavo, pp. [1-5] 6-352, original medium blue cloth, spine panel stamped in dark blue. First edition. The publisher's advance "special presentation issue" (so stated on title page and front panel of the jacket), limited to 200 copies (as per publisher's letter laid in). A classic catastrophe novel depicting survival after the earth is struck by the moon. "A superior work." - Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-341. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 4-517; (1981) 3- 666; and (2004) II-1002. Bailey, Pilgrims Through Space and Time, pp. 175- 76. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 75. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 154. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 194. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, p. 248. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 178. Reginald 13020. Publisher's TLs presenting the book to Hector McQuarry of Angus & Robertson, an Australian book store chain and publishing firm, laid in. Cloth unevenly faded, some foxing to text block, a very good copy in very good printed dust jacket (design differs from that of the published jacket) with mild wear to upper spine end and ink stain to spine panel and rear panel. A rare issue of this edition. (#111945) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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      Farrar 1939 - First edition, Fine condition/ Near Fine price clipped dust jacket. Tecumseh Fox. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rushton H. Potts]
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        THE OUTSIDER AND OTHERS ... Collected by August Derleth and Donald Wandrei

      Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House,. 1939. Large octavo,. cloth.. Top edge a bit dusty, some very light spotting to fore-edge and free. endpapers, corners gently bumped, a nearly fine copy in near fine. dust jacket with mild shelf wear to corners and spine ends, a few. very tiny closed tears to spine ends, and some mild dust soiling to. rear panel. A very nice copy. (#129330). First edition. The first collection of Lovecraft's writings and the first Arkham House book. 1268 copies printed. "... his works remain one of the most remarkable literary products of their day and an enormously influential contribution to the genre, their influence extending not only to Lovecraft's many correspondents but to such significant modern writers as Ramsey Campbell and Brian Lumley." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3- 132. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-680. Bleiler: The Guide to Supernatural Fiction #1040.

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        Finnegans Wake

      Viking Press 1939 - First US edition, stated on copyright page and front flap of dust jacket, where the original $5 price is still present. Very good in a very good dust jacket with some moisture staining on the lower corners of the jacket not affecting the book. Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        The Garden Party and Other Stories

      London: The Verona Press. (1939) / [really 1947]. First. First illustrated edition, with colored lithographs by Marie Laurencin. Tall octavo. Original green pastepaper over boards with printed red paper spine label gilt. Slight foxing on the front fly, still easily fine. One of 1200 numbered copies (the first 30 were signed) designed by Hans Mardersteig of the Officina Bodoni. This copy is nicely Inscribed by Laurencin in French in 1949, with an elaborate filigree decoration surrounding the inscription. .

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      The Limited Editions Club, New York 1939 - Shakespeare, William. THE COMEDIES HISTORIES & TRAGEDIES OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1939. First edition thus. Folio - 9" x 13". Beige cloth backed decorative paper over boards with a hint of shelfwear to the board corners. 74pp. Superbly illustrated with six lithography and pochoir illustrations from water-colours by Arthur Rackham. 1950 numbered copies were produced for the subscribers to The Limited Editions Club. This is an extraordinarily rare un-numbered out of series copy. The lower portion of the limitation page carries a blind stamp marking this as one of just fifteen presentation copies. Laid in is a copy of A Shakespeare Commentary with detailed information on Rackham and the printing process for this edition. The condition of the book is NEAR FINE. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wallace & Clark, Booksellers]
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        Goodbye To Berlin

      London: Hogarth Press, 1939. First Edition. A fine copy in a dust jacket with minute wear and tear. This collection of six pieces, including "Sally Bowles," published earlier in a separate edition, was the basis for ?Cabaret.? Connally 100; "Berlin under the emergent Nazis provided a stiffening of tragedy shown here in his moving story 'The Nowaks,' in the two remarkable Berlin diaries, with 'Sally Bowles' for comic relief.? A last glimpse at a dying world that disappeared into vandalism, chaos and ultimate destruction. Very scarce in this condition.

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      Hogarth Press.London.,1939. FIRST EDITION.Fine,tight clean copy in publishers grey cloth,the spine lettered in red.Complete in the scarce original dustwrapper,designed by Humphrey Spender.A few very minor nicks to the extremities,a couple of small closed tears-without loss,and one small (3mm) hole but overall a very good example.A very tidy copy.:.

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        Goodbye to Berlin.

      London: The Hogarth Press, 1939 - Octavo. Original rough grey cloth, titles to spine in red, top edge red. With the dust jacket designed by Humphrey Spender printed in black and red with a photograph of a park scene by Hans Wild. Light partial toning to endpapers, an excellent copy in the lightly rubbed dust jacket with just a couple of minor nicks and creases. First edition, first impression. Published March 1939; 3,550 copies printed. A lovely copy in the uncommon jacket, designed by the British artist Humphrey Spender. Woolmer 451. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Seven Lady Godivas (with Book Mark!)

      New York: Random House (1939) Pictorial cloth covers, one page with 3 marks not affecting text or illustration, else fine in a pictorial dust jacket with overall dusting and light foxing, archivally mended tears and small chips to top of spine and corners. Seuss's first book for adults is just as whacky and fun as his titles geared for children, great color illustrations throughout in black, red and teal. A presentable copy of an early and scarce Seuss title.. Stated First Printing. Near Fine/Good. Small 4to.

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        ASK THE DUST

      Stackpole Sons (1939), New York - Fante's much acclaimed first book, made into a movie starring Colin Farrell and Salma Hayek. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front free endpaper: "Inscribed to -------/with the hope that he/enjoys this book/J. Fante/Los Angeles/Nov. 14, 1939." A scarce book, especially when signed. Spine a bit sunned with three small nicks. Near Fine, lacking the dustwrapper [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Ask the Dust

      Stackpole 1939 - First Edition, First Printing. An attractive dustjacket that is rich in color with a small chip to back panel. The book is in excellent shape. The binding is tight and the boards are fresh with light wear to the edges and cornes. The pages are exceptionally clean, with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a sharp copy of this true first edition in the original dustjacket. Trades and offers considered. We buy Fante First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Marlborough: His Life and Times

      Harrap, London, (1939) - The Limited Presentation edition, 4 volumes, 1939. Not to be confused with signed limited edition. This is a remainder binding done in 1939 with left over sheets from the first edition. Vol. I was reprinted for this edition, but vols III & IV appear to be first editions. This set was bound in a deep purple cloth, blocked in silver. Unfortunately, the dyes proved extremely sensitive to light, and virtually all, even those with jackets, have faded, often severely. This edition is of interest to completists, but also offers a low cost opportunity to have the original 4 volume work. A superb fine set in dustwrappers. Original cloth is a strong unfaded purple, no names, bindings tight, edges even. Dustwrappers are unclipped, very bright, some reinforcing behind spines, just a few tiny chips. (ICS A40ad) [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Ask the Dust

      Stackpole Sons 1939 - First edition, first printing. New York: Stackpole Sons, 1939. 235 pp. Very Good copy in a high-quality facsimile jacket. Repaired spine sans lettering. Original burlap-like cloth covered boards. Inner hinges reinforced. Bumped corners. Faint pink dot on top fore edge, near spine. Boards are very lightly bowed. An attractive copy nonetheless: tight binding; clean, bright pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Unsolved Mysteries of the Arctic (SIGNED)

      New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company, 1939. Inscribed by Author. Spine faded, some scuff marks on front and back of binding. (Ref.# ACC-AV30).. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 6" x 9" Tall. Aviation.

      [Bookseller: Shelf Lives]
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        The Grapes of Wrath

      Viking Press 1939 - Inscribed by John Steinbeck on the title page. A second printing before publication. Very good in a very good dust jacket. Book has slightly tanned spine and a small (less than an inch) tear in the spine cloth near the front panel. Jacket has reviews on the front flap and is from a later printing. Bottom corner of the front flap is clipped, where it would have said what printing it is. We will provide a certificate of authenticity. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Obsequies of Abraham Lincoln, in the City of New York, Under the Auspices of the Common Council. By David T. Valentine, Clerk of the Common Council. [Leather-Bound Copy, presented to Union General Martin T. McMahon, with an ALS/Autograph Letter, Signed]

      New York: Edmund Jones & Co. 1866. Monaghan, Lincoln Bibliography 1839-1939; Volume 1, p. 221, # 872. - Size of binding: 7 ¼ in. x 10 ¾ in., engraved frontispiece portrait of Lincoln (J. Rogers), with engraved signature, lithographic titlepage with monument & mourning figures (initialed: W.W.), with tan coloring, page of Common Council decree, Authorization of Committee page, printed titlepage, with copyright notice on reverse, Message from His Honor the Mayor (C. Godfrey Gunther; with wood-engraving of City Hall at top of page), Resolutions, illustrated with four in-text wood-engravings relative to Lincoln’s life, Introduction. [6] pp. + frontispiece + lithographic title; [i]-xxii, pp. 23-254; illustrated with seven lithographic plates, with tan coloring, and tissue guards (the tissue guards show some tanning & offsetting of images); other wood-engraved illustrations, funereal images as tail-pieces, etc., printed with black-bordered pages. List of lithographic illustrations: [1] View of the City Hall, p. 26; [2] Funeral Car Crossing the Hudson River, p. 116; [3] Arrival of the Remains at Desbrosses Street Ferry, p. 122; [4] Dome of the City Hall-Scene at Midnight, p. 128; [5] View of the Catafalque in front of City Hall, p. 144; [6] Procession passing Fifth Avenue Hotel, p. 148; [7] Departure of the Remains [by Rail], p. 150. Bound in full, black morocco leather, over beveled boards, with spine gold-lettered: Lincoln Obsequies, with gilt line & urn design, and printer’s name gilt at base of spine: E. Jones & Co.; front cover with gilt titling with larger gilt urn design, and the recipient's and former owner’s name gold-stamped below: [General] Martin T. McMahon. (see scan); blindstamped borders around covers, with gilt design from front cover, repeated on the back cover, all edges gilt, with dark brown coated paper endpapers, with the Valentine letter mounted, by being pasted along the top-edge onto the front paste-down, and penciled notation on reverse of facing coated endpaper: “Pres. Copy to Gen. McMahon from David T. Valentine, with letter.” The leather at both spine ends has chipped away, with some wear to cover corners, edges, scratches to surface of leather on spine, covers, a 3 inch split to the back outer hinge (leather) along the spine, from the bottom, and a partial crack to the front outer hinge leather along the spine from the top. The plates have not been tanned from the tissue guards; interior, generally is clean, and without creased pages. Text of the letter; on an engraved sheet of 5 in. x 8 in. stationary, headed: Office of Clerk of Common Council No. 8 City-Hall New York 186- “Dear Sir The accompanying Volume is respectfully Presented for your acceptance [signed] D T. Valentine Clerk of Common Council” General M. T. McMahon, was born in Canada in 1838, he served throughout the Civil War, and was in all the major battles of the Army of the Potomac; he was also an attorney, and later U.S. Minister to Paraguay. The scan shows the spine and the front cover. Weight: 3 lbs. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The Outsider and Others ---in Original Dustjacket ( Contains: Supernatural Horror in Literature; Call of Cthulhu; The Shunned House; Cats of Ulthar; Dagon; At the Mountains of Madness; Pickman's Model; Shadow Over Innsmouth; Dunwich Horror, etc)

      Sauk City: Arkham House, 1939, 1st edition, 1st Printing - ----------hard cover, a great copy, black cloth, wee bit of rubbing to lower edge of boards and corners, corners are not bumped, a 1/8" nick to the cloth at the center of the upper spine tip (really quite small), some offset to verso of the boards, book is completely square and tight and does not have any finger marks or rubbing to the cloth on the boards and spine, top edge of text block is dusty, overall a close to Near Fine copy but I'll call this Very Good+ because of that tiny nick to the cloth, this copy has TWO DUSTJACKETS, this copy has the original dustjacket which is Good only and has been price clipped, the dustjacket has numerous chips and tears with some loss along the extremities, the upper corner of the front panel of the dustjacket has had a 2" square loss affecting the "E" & "R" in Outsider, I have lasered that portion from another jacket and laid it in place with some archival tape so visually this looks much more appealing, the verso of the dustjacket has had a brown paper backing attached most of which I was able to remove, however there are still portions that remain glued to the verso of the jacket, the brown paper backing does not have any show through to the front of the dustjacket, a bit of cello tape at upper spine tip is barely noticeable, please ask for additional scans of any portion of the book or dustjacket that you wish to see, -----as well this copy has a FINE facsimile copy of the DUSTJACKET which makes this book look absolutely brilliant on the shelf, ------in spite of the availability of many 1st editions online (making many authors like Hemingway and Steinbeck seem almost commonplace) the first two Arkham House volumes of Lovecraft writings ( The Outsider and Beyond the Wall of Sleep ) remain elusve, ----------this collection contains: Howard Phillips Lovecraft: OUTSIDER by August derleth and Donald Wandrei; and the following stories: Dagon; Polaris; Celephais; Hypnos; The Cats of Ulthar; The Strange High House in the Mist; The Statement of Randolph carter; The Silver Key; Through the Gates of the Silver Key; The Outsider; The Music of Erich Zann; The rats in the Walls; Cool Air; He; The Horror at red Hook; The Temple; Arthur Jermyn; The Picture in the House; The festival; The Terrible Old man; The Tomb; The Shunned House; In The Vault; Pickman's Model; The haunter of the dark; The Dreams in the Witch-House; The Thing on the Doorstep; The Nameless City; The Lurking Fear; The Call of Cthulhu; The Colour Out of Space; The Dunwich Horror; At the Mountains of Madness; The Shadow Out of Time; The Shadow over Innsmouth; The Whisperer in darkness, and the essay Supernatural Horror in Literature, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup (Member of IOBA)]
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      Longmans, Green and Company, London 1939 - Greene, Graham. THE LAWLESS ROAD. London: Longmans, Green and Company, 1939. Greene's excellent account of his Mexican journey. First edition. Variant issue with white map of Mexico endpapers not Wobbe's yellow ep's. Second issue binding; red cloth stamped black at the spine, 8vo., 306pp. A very good or better copy in a very bright & fresh [generously] price-clipped dustwrapper with a bit of expert archival repair to a couple of small chips at the crown & heel of the spine and a small chip at the bottom of the front panel. An attractive copy. Wobbe A14. . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Big Sleep

      Knopf 1939 - New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939, 1939. First Edition; advance reading copy of the author's first book. Original printed wrappers; spine faded but intact and not restored; some spotting and wear; near very good. The publisher's promotional front cover copy compares Chandler favorably to Hammett and Cain, which, in retrospect, seems understated. Comes in a custom-made collector's case with leather spine. $9,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Foundations of Logic and Mathematics.

      The University of Chicago Press, Chicago 1939 - 71 pp., Octavo. First Edition. Quine's Inscribed Copy of Carnap's "Foundations of Logic and Mathematics" with two small notations by W. V. O. QuineInscribed, "To W. V. Quine, cordially, R. Carnap." A marginal vertical pencil marking on p.61 in a paragraph dealing with "the truth of a physical theorem", and a blue ink or pencil note to p.10: "non seq." Title hand-written by Quine on now frail spine.Published on the series International Encyclopedia of Unified Science, of which this is Vol. 1, No. 3. Internally very good, with detached back wrappers, in publisher's printed wrappers. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The Day of the Locust

      NY: Random House. (1939). West's classic novel of Hollywood, a scathing satire based on his own experiences as a screenwriter and for which he received something approaching literary immortality. His last novel published in his lifetime: West was killed with his wife in a car accident in 1940, apparently after becoming distraught upon hearing of F. Scott Fitzgerald's death, and failing to notice a stop sign. The Day of the Locust remains the crowning achievement of his career, and a novel with influence far beyond the author's overall modest output during his short career. A bit of darkening to the spine cloth and endpages, likely from the binder's glue; a near fine copy in a near fine, lightly rubbed dust jacket. One of the nicest copies we've seen. First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Walt Disney's version of Pinocchio Based on the famous story by Collodi.

      New York, Random House, 1939 - Large quarto. Original spiral bound cloth boards, label printed in red to front cover. Despite being a ludicrously flimsy piece of book construction (presumably in whimsical imitation of inhouse Disney ring-bound project books), this copy has survived in outstanding condition. Facsimile typescript and storyboard, printed on one side of the leaf. One of 100 copies only of the original American edition, this copy a presentation to William ("Tex") Henson on the occasion of his 20th birthday in 1944, shortly after he joined Disney as an assistant animator. The front pastedown has the gift inscription "Best wishes to Bill Henson from [William S. Henson] June 1944 [20 Birthday]", the words in square brackets being added in another hand, presumably the recipient's, the first over an erasure. The front free endpaper is inscribed "Bill Henson, Walt Disney Productions 1944" in the presenter's hand; the limitation notice is further inscribed by fellow animators Fred Kopletz and George Owen. Henson worked on Disney's first post-war feature, Song of the South, and made a name for himself campaigning for the animated chipmunk duo, Chip 'n' Dale, to become regulars in the Disney repertory. He later moved to Mexico, supervising the studio of the animator Jay Ward, their best-known creation being the bulbous-nosed, dim-witted Bullwinkle the Moose. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Day of the Locust

      New York: Random House,, 1939. Octavo. Original red cloth, orange paper label to spine, black top-stain. With the dust jacket. Binding lightly rubbed and faded at the extreme head and tail of the spine, which is rolled, endpapers tanned, contents toned. A very good copy in the rubbed and chipped jacket with a few closed tears. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Dibujo: M.DIAGO 30 Julio 1939, 235 x 115 - papel n Toreros: Niño de la Palma; Vicente Barrera; Antonio Garcia Maravilla; Curro Caro. Poster de toros carteles de toros publicidad toreros plazas cosos taurinos

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        Happy Valley. A Novel.

      Harrap 1939 - ADVANCE PROOF COPY and so printed on the front cover, pp. 328, f’cap.8vo., original printed tan wrappers, the front cover printed in black with title, author and ‘Advance Proof Copy’, author and title faintly penned on the backstrip, small chip to the tail of the backstrip and a tear to the bottom half of the rear joint, good The author’s first novel and third book, preceded by two rare books of verse. Winner of the Australian Society of Literature’s gold medal in 1941.White’s fear that he had libelled a Chinese family in the novel ensured that it was not republished in English in his lifetime.

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        Angling in America. Its Early History and Literature

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1939 - Signed by the author on the limitation page, and additionally inscribed on the front flyleaf: "Inscribed for Sally Buckland with the regards and best wishes of the author, Charles E. Goodspeed September 22, 1939" First edition, no. 432 of 795 copies. Large 8vo. Numerous illustrations and facsimiles. Original blue cloth, black leather label on upper cover, t.e.g. Spine slightly faded (as usual). In repaired slipcase. Bruns G102 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Ho Hum, the Fisherman

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1939 - An engaging account of a marlin-fishing expedition out of Bimini and Cat Cay, privately printed for the author, and not for sale. "An extremely rare Derrydale . a hard book to find." (Frazier). The author was a financier and philanthropist; his father co-founded the Wrigley and Harkness Company and was a major investor in the Standard Oil Company. William Hale Harkness graduated from Yale in 1922 and received a Harvard law degree in 1925. A member of numerous clubs and organizations, he was at one time vice president of the American Geographical Society and the Boys Club of New York. He also authored Temples and Topees, published by The Derrydale Press in 1936 First edition, no. 42 of 100 copies. 8vo. Illustrated with photographs. 47 pp. Original brown leatherette. Near fine copy. In half brown morocco and cloth clamshell box, with gilt emblematic Derrydale stamping. Bruns H73; Siegel 150; Frazier H-3-a [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      New Directions (1939), New York - Patchen's second book, consisting of 800 copies, this copy INSCRIBED "with respect and admiration" for W. H. Auden on 10 May 1940 and SIGNED by Patchen. Patchen's first book brought him much acclaim including comparisons to Auden, unlikely as that might seem now. Among Patchen's accomplishments was the initiation of the poetry-and-jazz movement in the late 1950s. Although Auden never seems to have figured in an important way in Patchen's life, the elder poet did take part in a benefit for Patchen two decades after being presented with this book. A truly important presentation copy. Backstrip darkened, a few nicks in the cloth. Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The World is Round

      William R. Scott, Inc. 1939 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        First Will & Testament

      New Directions, 1939. * * AUTHOR'S INSCRIPTION TO THE AUTHOR JOHN PEALE BISHOP ON THE FRONT FREE END PAPER * * Dark reddish cloth covered boards, gilt lettering, 181 pages. 1st Edition. Binding lightly worn but there is fading along lower front corner from dampness with light dampstaining along margins of lower corner of front paste down, end papers lightly soiled. Dust jacket has small chips along top edge, heel of spine & tips of lower corners; spine & top margins suntanned, lightly soiled. Dust jacket protected in clear archival cover. Scans available. USPS confirmation used on all shipments.. Signed. First Edition. Hardcover. Good +/Good. Association Copy.

      [Bookseller: The Bookbums at Ish Kabibble Books]
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        Moses, Man of the Mountain

      New York: Lippincott, 1939: First edition, first printing. In Very Good condition, in a Good Minus dust jacket with price of $3.00 intact. In second state green binding with dark green stamping. Light wear and sunning to cloth, with a small ding to front cover. The dust jacket is edge worn, with chips and loss, most significant at spine ends and rear panel. The dust jacket has a split on the spine panel, and is strengthened from the rear with tiny pieces of tape. Rare in original dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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