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        GRAPES OF WRATH (1ST STATE DJ)

      Viking Press, NY 1939 - We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; [i]-[vi] [1] [2] 3-619 [620]-[622] pages; First edition, 1st printing with Frist Edition 1st state original (not a facsimile) , dustjacket unrestored with FIRST EDITION diagonally across lower corner of front DJ flap. $2.75 price at top. All points as per JOHN STEINBECK BIBLIOGRAPHY, Goldstone and Payne, A12, pp44-5. In pictorial grey cloth with slight edgewear. Bottom of DJ spine verly lightly chipped, top has chip (1/2") partially affecting the "G" of grapes. DJ sunned with light creasing to joints- see graphic. OTHER GRAPHICS (including copy of G&P points of issue). ARE AVAILABLE FOR THIS LISTING. PLEASE EMAIL US FOR THEM. ; 0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE GRAPES OF WRATH

      Macmillan Company of Canada Ltd, Toronto 1939 - First and second printings before publication. First Canadian edition. Scarcer than the USA, Viking edition. A NEAR FINE copy ( some spots of foxing to rear outside gutter; small book store label from bookstore in St. Catharines, Ontario) in just GOOD ORIGINAL jacket (with chip to the front at top right corner; chips and creased closed tears to rear panel and closed tears at folds; price-clipped) "Macmillan" printed above black bar on spine of jacket ( blacking out Viking Press) . Bars on inner flap blacking out "The Viking Press, New York City". Blue top edge stain bright and unfaded. "Battle Hymn of the Republic " endpapers as required. priced to sell. ** See our new cheaper postal rates to the USA and abroad.** [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Complete Works

      London: The Nonesuch Press,, 1939. With an Introduction by Alexander Woolcott and the Illustrations by John Tenniel. Octavo (188 × 115 mm). Contemporary red half morocco by Bayntun, spine gilt in compartments with rabbit and playing card tools, marbled sides and endpapers, top edge gilt. Illustrations throughout the Alice books by John Tenniel. Spine slightly faded. An excellent copy. First collected edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Complete Works. With an Introduction by Alexander Woolcott and the Illustrations by John Tenniel.

      London: The Nonesuch Press, 1939 - Octavo (188 × 115 mm). Contemporary red half morocco by Bayntun, spine gilt in compartments with rabbit and playing card tools, marbled sides and endpapers, top edge gilt. Spine slightly faded. An excellent copy. Illustrations throughout the Alice books by John Tenniel. First collected edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        THE GRAPES OF WRATH.

      London, Heinemann 1939. - [vi]+553pp. 8vo. Original cloth in dustwrapper. An exceptional copy. The dustwrapper is an unfaded bright purple and only very marginally chipped at the top of the backstrip. the cloth is bright and tight, almost unopened. . First UK edition. A singularly agreeable copy of this iconic title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Grant's Bookshop]
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        GRAPES OF WRATH

      1939 - STEINBECK, John. THE GRAPES OF WRATH. New York: Viking Press, (1939). First edition. Top edge dust soiled else a fine clean copy in a darkened dust jacket split at spine, closed straight cut? repair and chip at crown. Dust jacket price and first edition statement on flap present.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, inc.o ABAA]
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        THE COMPLETE WORKS OF LEWIS CARROLL. With an introduction by Alexander Woollcott and the illustrations by John Tenniel

      Nonesuch Library. London. 1939. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.7 x 5.1 inches). 1165pp. Finely bound in recent full red morocco,spine with five raised bands. Spine compartments ruled and decorated with gilt stamped Mad Hatter, Dormouse, and Playing card devices. Single gilt ruled border to boards. All edges gilt. A fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        The Grapes of Wrath 1st Edition

      VIKING PRESS 1939 - B000UDO77Y Illustrated oatmeal/cream colored cloth over boards. "First Published in April 1939." on copyright page with no other printings mentioned. Ten word dedication has no further text below. Top edge of pages stained yellow as noted for true first edition, first printing. Battle Hymn of the Republic on endpapers, bright and clean. Hinges and binding are tight, textblock sound. Very light wear to exterior, corners and edges. Small stain at bottom corner of pages throughout, perhaps from the first (possibly only) reading of this very nice copy. A shame it is lacking the dust jacket. One of 50,000 from the first print run in 1939. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1940. Previous owner's tiny vintage Seattle nameplate sticker at bottom corner of FFEP: "Harry Hartman". Priced in pencil for $2.75 (the original price of book) at upper corner of FFEP. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Earthlight Books]
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        Carson of Venus. Tarzana/Kalifornien, Edgar Rice Burrouhgs Inc., (1939). 1 Bll., 312 S., 1 Bl, 2 w. Bll. m. 6 Abb. auf Taf. Rotgepr. blaue OLwd. (leicht berieben) m. rotem Kopfschnitt und farb. illustr. OU. (m. Schutzfolie).,

      1939 - Zeuschner 70; Heins CV-1.- Erste Ausgabe .- Illustriert von John Coleman Burroughs.- Thematisierte damals quasi im Vorfeld die Greueltaten der Nazis (im Buch: 'Zanis').- Sehr gute Ausgabe. && Carson of Venus. Tarzana/California, Edgar Rice Burrouhgs Inc., (1939). Octavo, pp. (1-4), 5-312, (313: ads), (314-318 blanks). With frontispiece and five inserted plates, illustrated by John Coleman Burroughs. Original pebbled blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red, top edge stained red, (laminated) colored original wrappers.- First Edition .- A very fine copy in a very fine dust jacket. Slightly rubbed on front and spine.- This book is by far the best book of all four Venus Books. It was a mighty stroke against Hitler and his Nazis ('Zanis' in the book). It was a terrible forbode and forecast of what happened to six Million people at places like Auschwitz (and so on). Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Schramm e.K.]
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        The Idea of a Christian Society.

      London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1939 - Octavo. Original teal cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Cloth slightly toned along the spine and edges of boards. An excellent copy in the rubbed jacket with toned spine panel and a short split at the head of the spine panel. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Charles Smyth from T. S. Eliot, 17.x.39". Smyth (1903–1987) was "an eminent ecclesiastical historian and a fine preacher in the Anglican communion" (Letters of T. S. Eliot, p. 805) who twice edited the Cambridge Review and was the author of several books including Cranmer and the Revolution Under Edward VI; The Art of Preaching 1747–1939; and the Birkbeck Lectures published as Simeon and the Church Order. In 1927 Eliot wrote to Smyth to ask if he "cared occasionally to review historical books for The Criterion", suggesting The American Heresy by Christopher Hollis (Letters, p. 805). An attractive copy with a very nice association. Gallup A35a. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.

      - London; Faber & Faber, 1939. First edition.22,5x16,5 cm. 45, (1 blank) pp. Publisher's yellow cloth with red lettering on spine and front board, yellow dustjacket with lettering and pictorial design by the author. The jacket very slightly darkened at spine and slightly chipped at head of spine. Price-clipped. Light spotting on the top edge. A small pencil mark on jacket at front, and two at rear. A fine copy. From the library of Swedish journalist, author, and collector Carl Olov Sommar. Gallup A34. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Patrik Andersson, Antikvariat.]
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        Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

      1939. Hardcover. Fine. First Printing of the stated First American Edition, dust jacket with the publisher's original price of $1.25 listed in upper corner of inside front flap, 46pp. Slight age toning to endpapers, and minor shelf wear to jacket, else book and dust jacket in fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Idler Fine Books]
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        Histoire Naturelle

      - In folio, 365 X 290 mm, 68 pages libres dans un etui avec 39 eaux-fortes de Demetrios Galanis donc 6 pleine page. Paris, Gonin 1939. Un des 225 exemplaires, un seul papier. Les serpentes en papier ont fait leur ouvrage, pas de décharge des gravures. Bon état , cependant sur 4-5 pages, le fort encrage des gravures laisse entrevoir un leger ombrage au revers sous un certain type d'éclairage.

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        THE TEN HOLY TERRORS

      London: Hodder and Stoughton 1939 - First edition, first printing. Original black cloth with red titles to the front and spine, in dustwrapper. A better than very good copy the cloth clean, and the contents without inscriptions or stamps and with a little foxing to the text block edge. Complete with the very good original dustwrapper which is lightly rubbed and nicked to the extremities. Priced 7/6net on the front flap, as called for. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La vie de MARIANNE.

      La Tradition 1939 - 4 volumes petit in-4 ( 250 X 195 mm ) de 246 251 286 et 236 pages plein velin ivoire, dos lisses jansénistes, têtes dorées, couvertures et dos conservés, non rognés. 64 eaux-fortes en couleurs dont 4 frontispices et 21 à pleine page de Raoul SERRES. Edition strictement limitée à 500 exemplaires sur grand vélin d'Arches, 1 des 34 exemplaires enrichis d'une suite de toutes les planches avec remarque, tirée en noir. Très bel exemplaire. illustres-modernes Littérature

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        Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor.

      Country Life, 1939. - 1st Edition. Original cloth backed boards, a little bruised at the head of the spine. Covers, early and last few pages browned. However, generally a Very Good copy in browned, chipped and torn dust wrapper which retains its original price. Presentation copy inscribed ?To John Hurry Armstrong with best wishes from his friend Mervyn.? and additionally signed in full at the foot of the end paper. John Armstrong was the nephew of Leslie Hurry, artist and theatre designer. Hurry was a friend, fellow artist and illustrated one of Peake?s poems ?Watch, Here and Now? published in Pinpoints, May-June 1939 at around the time this title was published. Very few copies appear to have escaped the blitz, I have seen no more than ten copies in 30 years. PiP A1a [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael S. Kemp, Bookseller]
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        THE WILD PALMS

      New York: Random House, [1939].. Tan cloth, ruled in green, lettered in gilt. Small Grolier Book Shop label on front endsheet, otherwise unusually fine in near fine dust jacket with a couple of minor, tiny surface blemishes along the top edge at the spine crown. First edition, trade issue, primary binding. With poet/critic Dunstan Thompson's careful year of publication pencil ownership inscription on the free endsheet. PETERSEN A19b. MASSEY 388.

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        The Wild Palms

      New York: Random House. 1939. First. First edition. The slightest wear to the extremities of the spine, else fine in a price-clipped, very good dustwrapper with some very small chips and tears, and a few nearly invisible internal tape repairs. Two thematically related narratives presented in alternating chapters. A nice copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Two British medals, one depicting King George V and Queen Mary, the other depicting their son, King George VI<br>

      (1) ?Victory Medal.? King George VI Cupro-nickel medal, 1.5? diameter, with partial 2.25? x 1.25? red, white, and blue ribbon. Obverse depicts the crowned head of King George VI with the legend ?Georgivs Vi D: G: Br: Omn: Rex Et Indiae Imp:? The reverse shows a victorious lion standing on a defeated two headed dragon (the axis powers) with the dates 1939-1945 above. Awarded to all full time service personnel who had completed 28 days service between September 3, 1939, and September 2, 1945. (2) Silver Jubilee medal, 1? diameter, depicting on obverse left profiles of the King and Queen encircled in blue with silver lettering: ?Silver Jubilee George V & Queen Mary 1935,? silver crown at top incrusted with red jewels. Suspended by a red, white, and blue ribbon (monogrammed RAOB in gold with G.L.E. - Grand Lodge of England imprinted), gold buffalo horns at the bottom and a gold buffalo head with red jewels for eyes; 2.5? long pin attached. Two letters at each end of the buffalo?s gold h

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Carson of Venus

      Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., Tarzana 1939 - First edition. Fine in a slightly spine-faded, near fine dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author to a noted collector. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Tarzan the Magnificent - 1st Edition

      Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., Tarzana, CA 1939 - First Edition/First Printing, pebbled blue cloth with red lettering on the front cover and spine in Very Good+ condition with lightly rubbed extremities and sunning to spine in about Fine dust-jacket. Zeuschner 749 ; "Truth is stranger than fiction." If this tale should seem in part incredible, please bear this axiom in mind. It had its beginning more than twenty years ago, unless one wishes to go further back to the first amoeba or even beyond that to the cosmos shattering clash of two forgotten suns [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tanar of Pellucidar

      Methuen, UK 1939 - 1st Edition 1939. Book is very good++ and very bright. Foxing to title page and page edges. Name to endpaper. The wrapper is very good++ and bright. Edges lighly rubbed and nicked. A few small closed tears to edges. A very bright example and un-common. More digital images can be taken upon request. Ref 8406 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tarzan the Magnificent

      Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., Tarzana, California 1939 - First edition of this Tarzan novel, illustrated by John Coleman Burroughs, octavo, blue cloth with red titles on front and spine panels, fine in near fine dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Jazzmen

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York 1939 - First edition. A trifle foxed on the boards, still fine in an attractive, near fine dustwrapper with a tiny nick and a very short tear. A lovely, bright and fresh copy of a this important early jazz title, rarely found in this condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel.

      Houghton Mifflin, Boston 1939 - First edition of this children's classic with the date of 1939 on the copyright page. Oblong quarto, original tan cloth. A very good copy in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with some light restoration to the spine extremities. Housed in a custom clamshell box. Beloved by children upon publication, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel features Mike Mulligan, a steam shovel operator, and his steam shovel "Mary Anne" (whose name was based on Marion Steam Shovels). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Confidential Agent. An entertainment.

      London, William Heinemann Ltd., 1939 - Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First Edition, First Impression. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Overture to Death

      Collins, London 1939 - 316pp+4pp publisher's ads. - orange cloth with black lettering to spine - stained and moderately rubbed - spine faded - slight wear and chipping to edges with minor splits to head/foot of upper hinge - endpapers and content edges slightly foxed - previous owner's inscription to title page - minor lean to spine - RARE FIRST EDITION with 1939 to copyright page - book measures 195mm x 135mm x 35mm - binding may not be too attractive however the contents are tidy and solid - FREE POSTAGE WORLDWIDE - please email if you require more scans or further details [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Plane Tree Books]
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        Verve: Volume 2, Issues 5-6,7,8

      Paris: Verve. 1939-1940. First. First edition. Folio wrappers. Three volume set in slipcase. Good only with chipped spines, owner&#39;s name penned on slipcase in good only slipcase with stains and edges worn. Many color plates tipped in. The eighth issue, which was published just before the fall of Paris, is particularly uncommon due to war. More than half the copies normally sent to United States were lost. Contains, lithographs, drawings, and paintings by Matis, Bonnard, Rouault. Les Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry Calendar. Brassai, Bronte, Goya, Bonnard, and others. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Dortmunder Adreßbuch 1939 - nach amtlichen und eigenen Unterlagen

      Dortmund, W. Crüwell Verlag, 1939. 4°, 60+688+328+83, altes schlichtes schwarzes Halbleinen ohne Titelei, , Auf 1. Werbeblatt Bestandsmarken des Statistischen Amtes, keine weiteren Markierungen; 3 Blatt (Seiten 317-322) stark beschädigt mit kleinen Textverlusten an Rändern; Seiten gebräunt mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren und fest in der Bindung. In gutem Zustand..

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Werner Eichel]
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        BERLINER ADRESSBUCH 1939.- 1. Band: Einwohner. Von A - Z.

      Berlin (Scherl), 1939.. 2 Bände. 4°. 32, 3359 S. mit Chronik für die Reichshauptstadt Berlin, Theaterpläne etc. HLdr der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rücken. annähernd tadelloses Exemplar.. Hier das äußerst seltene letzte große Adreßbuch vor dem Zweiten Weltkrieg. Haushaltsvorstände, handelsgerichtlich eingetragene Firmen und Gewerbebetriebe nach Namen geordnet.

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        ADRESSBUCH FÜR DIE AMTSGERICHTSBEZIRKE AUGUSTUSBURG, WOLKENSTEIN, ZSCHOPAU 19938.- Außer der Gemeinde Großrückerswalde im Amtsgerichtsbezirk Wolkenstein.

      Zschopau (Tageblatt), 1939.. 4°. ca 200 S. ill. OHLn. Einband etwas angeschmutzt, Titelseite mit Knickspur, sonst gut erhalten.. Von größter Seltenheit.

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        A Considerable Speck

      [Boston: Printed by Dard Hunter, Jr, 1939] - Laid in is a photocopy of the handbill titled "The Colonial Society of Massachusetts" detailing the poem's history: "This poem was written and delivered by Fobert Frost at the Annual Dinner on November twenty-first, 1939. It has been printed by Mr. Dard Hunter, Jr. from the first font of type that he has cut and cast himself, and is one of the first pieces of printing. It is on hand-made paper, made by him and his father, an authority on paper, with whom he is associated at the Dard Hunter Paper Museum at Massachusetts Institute of Technology." A Considerable Speck was first printed in the Atlantic Monthly in July, 1939. The first separate edition consisted of fewer than 100 copies, according to Crane. These proofs are extremely rare, if not unique Proof copies of the first separate edition. 2 single folio gatherings (380 x 285 mm). 2 proof copies: one uncorrected page proof of the 33-line poem, without the printed title page, and with printer's manuscript corrections and directions in red ink; and one final proof copy, with "Original Proof" printed on title-page; both uncut on cream wove paper watermarked "HANDMADE". Some minor smudging and marginal soiling to uncorrected proof; final proof is fine. Laid in a custom green cloth chemise. Crane A24 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Hercule Poirot&#39;s Christmas

      London: The Crime Club, Collins,, 1939. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. Contemporary gift inscription. Spine and edges of boards a little faded, two small marks to rear board, corners lightly rubbed, edges somewhat spotted. A very good copy in the price clipped jacket, rubbed with a closed tear to front board and some substantial loss to ends of spine panel. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Uncle Fred in the Springtime

      Herbert Jenkins 1939 - London, dark red cloth ,gold lettering on spine.Book has some light wear ,no foxing ,inscriptions or staining. The wrapper has had repairs to three chips and has paper archival tape at top and bottom to secure short closed tears .A nice copy [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dick Neal Fine Books]
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        The Work of Stowitts for The Fox God. Lyric Ballet in 3 Acts. Poem by Templeton Crocker. Music by Joseph Redding

      George Palmer Putnam Inc., Hollywood, CA 1939 - No. 371 of 400 limitation. Printed by Bernard Freres and plates engraved by Deichel-Ploquin in 1928. Folio, 15.5 by 13.5 inches, 40 by 34 cm. 44 pp, followed by 50 color plates with text on versos. With a total of 53 tipped-in, full page color plates, and 6 other tipped-in color illustrations, along with some red and gilt text illustrations or ornamentation. This is an elaborately produced, unique volume containing the classic Chinese Opera "Fay-Yen-Fah", along with the traditional designs, costumes and decor, as illustrated in Stowitts decorations and color plates. Hubert Julian "Jay" Stowitts (1892-1953) was a true polymath -- a gifted athlete, he willed himself to become a dancer after being swept away watching a performance, and within a few years he was discovered by the famed Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova and traveled as a successful dancer throughout the Americas and Europe, becoming the first American to star with a Russian ballet troupe. After a solo career, Stowitts retired from dancing and began a new career as a painter and occasional film actor. He traveled and lived in the Far East and South Asia, where he produced 155 paintings he called "Vanishing India." At the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, his exhibition of fifty-five paintings of nude male American athletes caused a "sensation." The Nazis closed the exhibit down, partly because it showed depictions of Jewish and African-American athletes. Stowitts was fascinated by Eastern religion and philosophy and much of his later work reflects his exploration of these ideas. In this Stowitts can be viewed rightly as a kind of visionary and precursor for ideas that gained wider acceptance in the West in the 1960s and after. The buckram binding, which appears to be a bit later, has washed out color and minor deterioration in the front upper spine area and a few limited spots of washed out discoloration. Otherwise, the binding is tight and the interior is bright and fresh. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Murder Is Easy

      London: for The Crime Club by Collins,, 1939. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. 2 ownership signatures to front free endpaper. Spine rolled, light spotting to edges and partial tanning to endpapers. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with a small chip from the head of the spine panel affecting the title and a few nicks and short closed tears. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        And Then There Were None (aka Ten Little Niggers / Ten Little Indians )

      Curtis Publishing Company, New York 1939 - First true conplete edition first printing of this classic novel. Agatha Christie published Hercule Poirot's Christmas at December 19th 1938, her next novel was June 5th 1939 and Ten Little Niggers on November 6 1939 all by Collins Crime Club. On June 6th 1939 the UK Daily Post ran a 23 part serial until July 1st 1939. This edition starts May 20th 1939 proceeding the the Daily Post by 2 weeks and the first hard cover edition by six months. It ran for seven parts also ending on July 1st 1939. Each magazine has little amounts of wear, little chips and edge wear and some still have the address label on them. All are in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Scene of the Crime]
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        Hercule Poirot's Christmas w/Original Dust Jacket

      Collins (UK) 1939 - First Printing (states "Copyright 1939" at bottom on copyright page with no references to subsequent printings), lists to "Appointment With Death" on list of Christie books to left of title page, ad pages for the last 3 Christie books at rear of book, orange boards with black lettering to spine, correct 1st state DJ with generic review for Christie's writing on rear cover. A VERY DIFFICULT BOOK TO FIND IN ITS 1ST PRINT DUST JACKET (LATER PRINTINGS OF THIS BOOK WERE THE GREEN/YELLOW UNIFORM EDITION). Book has no creased page corners, former owner's tiny name to ffe, no other former ownership markings or used book store marks/stamps/stickers inside, clean endpapers - no tape staining or markings, no foxing to endpapers, foxing to first/last few pages and to outer page edges, dust soiling to outer page edges (no age darkening), no internal spine splits, no spine lean, tight white pages with sharp corners, no wear to board edges or corners or spine tips, slight spine fade with age/foxing spots, faint splash mark to front board and slight fading to edges, no other stains or soiling to boards, no wear/loss to black spine lettering. Dust Jacket has not been trimmed along edge, with chipping at top of spine and top on front panel with related closed tear (a loose complete DJ has been laid in loose behind the original DJ inside the DJ protector to improve shelf appearance), no other chipping, tearing or creasing, no edge wear, very light wear to front flap crease (primarily at corners), almost no dust soiling noticeable to panels, no spine fade - bright deep red color of front and rear panel are same shade as the spine no staining or soiling to panels or spine. Overall a VG+ book in GD+/VG- condition dust jacket (price clipped) of a scarce late 1930s era UK Agatha Christie 1st printing with original RARE 1ST PRINTING DUST JACKET. I have a number of other U.K. and U.S. Agatha Christie 1st printing hardcover books up for sale. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Far North Collectible Books]
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        Murder is Easy

      London, Collins Crime Club 1939 - This book was purchased with a jacket that had lost 50%. The back cover and the back flap were completely missing. A top restorer restored the jacket so that the front flap, front cover and spine of the jacket seem fine. The missing area of the jacket has been replaced with paper of a similar quality and tint from the same era. Half a jacket is better than none! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Martin Breese Books]
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