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        Die Eroberung von Fort Vaux, Sieben ruhmreiche Kampftage vom 3. Juni bis zum 10. Juni 1916 des Füsilier-Regimentes General Ludendorff (Niederrheinisches) Nr. 39

      Rudolf Knorsch Verlag, Düsseldorf, 1939,, 1939. Hardcover,, 111 Seiten, fester Pappband, Buchrücken oben 2,5 cm aufgespalten, ansonsten dem Alter entsprechend gut erhalten, 111 S., 15x22 cm. 111 Seiten, fester Pappband, Buchrücken oben 2,5 cm aufgespalten, ansonsten dem Alter entsprechend gut erhalten

      [Bookseller: ralfs-buecherkiste]
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        The Seven Lady Godivas

      New York: Random House, , 1939. New York: Random House, , 1939. Quarto. Original pale pink cloth, title to spine and decorative block to front board dark pink, pictorial endpapers. With 43 illustrations by the author. An excellent copy in slightly toned jacket, with shallow chips to ends of spine and corners. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the verso of front endpaer: "For Max Autrey, connoisseur of Red Dogs, photographer de luxe, and, after reading this book, a rare judge of Horse Flesh, Best Wishes Dr. Seuss." Scarce printed bookmark for this title laid in. With an initial print run of 10,000 copies, of which only 2,500 sold, most copies of the first edition of The Seven Godivas were remaindered and The Seven Godivas was out of print until 1987.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        African Heroes and Heroines

      The Associated Publishers 1939 - Octovo hardcover in fine aqua-color cloth covers, tight binding, clean and unmarked pages, the covers show no wear, else FINE in bright pictorial dustjacket, now in clear mylar jacket protector. Not necessarily a history of Africa but of specific individuals. A few topics from the Contents: West African States; Among the Mossi; Mohammedanized Heroes; In Ashanti and Dahomey, South Africa Chaka; Khama; E. Africa, etc. "Carter Godwin Woodson (December 19, 1875 – April 3, 1950) [1] was an African-American historian, author, journalist and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Woodson was one of the first scholars to study African-American history. A founder of Journal of Negro History, Woodson has been cited as the father of black history." --Wikipedia Also founder of Black History Month.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mossback Books]
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        The Yearling. With Illustrations by N.C.Wyeth

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1939. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1939. Quarto. Original blue-green cloth lettered and blocked in gilt, pictorial endpapers. In the publisher's slipcase. With 14 full page colour illustrations, two black and white illustrations and a facsimile letter from N. C. Wyeth. Hinges cracked but holding. An excellent copy, in the darkened slipcase. First edition, first printing. One of 770 copies signed by Wyeth and Rawlings. A tender story of a boy and a fawn, it won the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel in 1939.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        (Arnstadt 1893 - 1980 Schretstaken). Der Rattenzug. Orig.-Federzeichnung auf Papier, (um 1939). 22 x 43 cm, Blattgröße 43 x 61 cm. Unter Passepartout.

      1939. . Vgl. Dorsch 2008 u. 2009.- Gruppe von vier Ratten, über den Boden huschend.- Dabei: Expertise von Dr. Kl. Dorsch mit Unterschrift. Ratzeburg, 1987.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schramm]
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        Verve. The French Review of Art. Nos. 5-6. Directeur E. Tériade.

      Paris 1939 - 1ª ed. 26.5x35.5. 134pp. 22h. ilus. Rústica. Cubierta de Aristide Maillol. Número miscelánea, con textos de Paul Valéry, André Gide, Jules Supervielle, Jean-Paul Sarte, Alfred Jarry, etc. Litografías de Braque, Derain, Fernand Léger, Matisse, Paul Klee, etc. Reproducciones de iluminaciones medievales, ilustraciones de Giacometti, Bores, etc. Fotos de Brassäi, Bradt, Cartier, Herbert List, etc. Impecable. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros.

      [Bookseller: Carmichael Alonso libros]
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        At Swim-Two-Birds

      New York: Pantheon, 1939 [but 1951]. New York: Pantheon, 1939 [but 1951]. First American Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. First Printing ("First published 1939" on copyright page, but actually 1951). 8vo: 316pp. Publisher's navy blue cloth spine lettered in yellow, yellow paper-covered boards titled in black, yellow typographic dust jacket printed in black and priced $3.00. Absolutely Fine, square, tight and bright (probably unread); Fine jacket slightly toned to flap folds. An absolutely exemplary example. The true first edition, published by Longmans in 1939, is a legendary rarity, though Graham Greene, comparing At Swim both to Tristram Shandy and Ulysses, had the text in mind when he called it "a book in a thousand." Burgess 99, p. 27. & ¶ O'Nolan's first novel concerns a "student who is writing a novel about an author, also writing a novel, whose characters begin to write about him. The frame for At Swim's many narratives is an autobiographical portrait of the artist as a young student in 1930s Dublin. Like James Joyce's Stephen Dedalus [Joyce said At Swim contains 'the true comic spirit'], the student is fond of expounding his literary theories and puts them into practice in the manuscript he is composing. This manuscript forms the greater part of At Swim, but it is regularly interrupted by the student's 'biographical reminiscences' (and other digressions). . . . The result is a farrago of literary styles . . . The rationale behind this curious structure is impeccably modern (if not exactly modernist). While still in university, O'Nolan had collaborated with some friends on what they called a 'ready-made' novel, Children of Destiny. It was to be a novel produced by assembly-line, each contributor taking a chapter and filling it to the utmost with the fictional clichés that would guarantee a best-seller. Children of Destiny was never completed and did not survive, but At Swim-Two-Birds certainly inherited its cut-and-paste philosophy." (Literary Encyclopedia) "At Swim-Two-Birds is probably a masterpiece. . . . It is a very Irish book and very funny. But it still awaits the popularity it deserves." (Burgess) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
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        Eight Lectures on Yoga, Being The Equinox Volume III., Number Four

      BCM/ANKH 188, High Holborn, London, W.C.1: Published by the O.T.O., 1939. BCM/ANKH 188, High Holborn, London, W.C.1: Published by the O.T.O., 1939. "An Ixiii Sol in 0 Aries, March the Twenty-First, 1939 e.v. Two minutes past noon". Front board gold stamped title and A.'.A.'. sigil very bright with no loss. Front board shows a few spots, light mottling to top edge and left edge (see scan), mottling heavier to rear board. Binding very tight. Internally bright and clean. Frontis tissue guard present, just a touch of offsetting. "Yoga For Yellowbellies, Second Lecture", pages are unopened (hence unread). Errata/Advert.present, as is the order Form for "The Equinox of the Gods" (not detached). Yorke 63 (C) 4.. First Edition. Buckram, Sewn Binding. Very Good +/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        The Masterpiece Guernica

      [New York:] Valentine Gallery, [1939]. [New York:] Valentine Gallery,, [1939]. Together with Drawings and Studies for the benefit of the Spanish Regugee Relief Campaign. Honorary Chairman - Hon. Harold L. Ickes. Quarto. Original white card wrappers printed in black on the front wrapper. Photographic portrait of Picasso at work, one two-page-spread (of the painting Guernica itself) and two full page (of other contemporary works) reproductions of Picasso's art. Contemporary ownership sticker to front wrapper. Wrappers slightly marked, with light tanning and rubbing to the edges; still an excellent copy. First edition of this production presented to accompany the exhibition of Picasso's Guernica at the Valentine Gallery (16, East 57th Street, New York: May 5th to May 27th), put on by the American Artists' Congress. Founded in 1936, the AAC was part of the Popular Front, an umbrella group of organisations run by the American Communist Party to provide a cultural bulwark against the rise of fascism and the prospect of war. A key focus of its activity was its support for the Loyalist cause in Spain, and to aid that cause Picasso's Guernica was exhibited in New York in 1939, raising money for the Spanish Refugee Relief Campaign, and demonstrating the group's opposition to the United States' Loyalist arms embargo. Dorothy Parker is mentioned as co-chair of the sponsoring committee, and listed among the other sponsors are: Ernest Hemingway, Rockwell Kent, Simon Guggenheim, Pierre Matisse (son of the artist), Georgia O'Keeffe, Carl van Vechten and Max Weber. We can locate only two other copies [MOMA, New York; Philadelphia Museum of Modern Art].

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Asien. Bd. II - Die Große Völkerkunde, Sitten, Gebräuche und Wesen fremder Völker. Dr. Hugo A. Bernatzik.

      Leipzig, Bibliographisches Institut, 1939.. in Fraktur, X, 364 S. : mit Abb. u. Kt., Tafeln. 4°, Leinen, Goldprägungen, Band 2, Seiten alters- und papierbedingt gebräunt. Band II, antiquarisch gut erhaltenes Exemplar, K2357.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Buchhandel Daniel Viertel]
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        Breeding Your Own: How to Raise and Train Colts for pleasure and profit

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1939. New York: The Derrydale Press, 1939. First edition, no. 1049 of 1250 copies. 8vo. Photographic illustrations. x, [ii], 245 pp. Original blue cloth, cream cloth spine with blue label. Cello tape ghosts on flyleaves as usual, else Fine. Siegel 144; Frazier B- 13-a . Inscribed by the publisher on front free endpaper: "To my son Eugene IV from Eugene Connett III."

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Kasperle-Verse.

      Berlin, Verlag Die Wage Karl H. Silomon, 1939.. Gr- 8°. 30 SS., 1 Bl., mit 14 Zeichnungen von E. Schmidt Original-Pappband. WG 41. Erste Ausgabe aus dem Nachlass - hier eines der wenigen Exemplare der Vorzugsausgabe in prächtigem Kolorit. Es war geplant 200 der 1200 gedruckten Bücher zu kolorieren, tatsächlich wurden aber wesentlich weniger Exemplare fertiggestellt (vermutlich nicht mehr als 25). - Einband etwas berieben und geblichen, am Rücken mit kleinen Absplitterungen. Innen sauber und in schönen, leuchtenden Farben.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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        Eighd. Bleistiftzeichnung mit Signatur, dat. Wien am 1. März 1939. [ca. 20 x 15 cm.]

      . . Mit dem inkorporierten Text "Wenn die Welt Dich bedrängt, denk sie vergeht. Wenn die Welt Dich umfängt, denk sie vergeht. Über Dir stets offen der Himmel steht!".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        Madeline

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1939. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1939. First edition. Near Fine/Very Good +. A bright, Near Fine copy of the book with light wear to the spine ends and corners and a contemporary gift inscription. Board edges and edge of page block foxed, but boards and internal contents are clean and bright. In a Very Good+ to Near Fine dust jacket that has been price-clipped, with light wear and foxing (heaviest on the rear panel), corresponding to the wear on the book. Also, light offsetting on the end papers match the outline of the dust jacket, showing that this jacket is original to the book. & & A challenging book to find in collectible condition. One of the most popular children's books from the 20th century, "Madeline" is a story about a little girl at a Catholic boarding school in Paris who has to have her appendix out. Lovingly illustrated by the author. Winner of the 1940 Caldecott Award. Near Fine in Very Good +. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Pigen i Ilden.

      Silkeborg: Asger Jørgensen [1939]. Illustr. med linoliumssnit i farver af Asger Jorn. Opl. 200 ekspl. Et af 150 ekspl. på fjerlet papir. Indb. i smukt lavfalset millimeterbind af sort halvlæder med unikasidepapir af Jacob Lund. Bindet signeret Anker Kysters Eftf. (Mogens Dickow Lund). Navn fjernet fra friblad. Illustr. with linocuts in colour by Asger Jorn. Limited to 200 copies. One of 150 copies of feather weight paper. Bound in nice black half morocco binding with uniquely designed boards by Jacob Lund. Binding signed Anker Kysters Eftf. (Mogens Dickow Lund). Name removed from fly leaf.. Jorns første bog med linoliumssnit. Et af 150 ekspl. på fjerlet papir. En af Jorns mest charmerende bøger, som umiskendeligt viser hans fascination af Miró.The artist's first book with linocuts. Limited to 150 copies on special paper. One of Jorn's most charming books unmistakenly showing his fascination of Miro. PHH 19. Van de Loo 8

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosells Antikvariat]
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        The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby / by Charles Dickens; with illustrations by Phiz

      London : Chapman and Hall, 1939. London : Chapman and Hall, 1939. 1st Edition. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Gilt blocked title to spine with gilt-crossed raised bands. All edges marbled. New endpapers. Light tanning to page margins. Particularly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images and additional bibliographical material available on request. . 1st edition, later issue. xiv, 624p. 39 plates; 22cm. This rare edition of Nicholas Nickleby features 39 illus. by Hablot K. Brown (i.e. Phiz) and a steel-engraved frontispiece portrait engraved by Finden after the painting by David Maclise. Issue points include letter rather than latter, p.160.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Freemasonry in Assam Being the History of the Bramahputra Lodge No 319. E.C. (1910-1938),

      Printed for Private Circulation Only By Calcutta Chromotype Lrd, Calcutta 1939 - 14 plates from photographs [portraits, medals, lodge, etc], [vi], 101pp, 21pp [appendices]. Original blue cloth gilt. The author's own very clewan copy with an iscription form him to his wife on the front free endpaper. Sold with a small archive of some 20 documents including invitation and programme for the Especial Grand Lodge Coronation Celebration Meeting at the Royal Albert Hall 30th June 1937. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BATES AND HINDMARCH]
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        Angling in America. Its Early History and Literature

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1939. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1939. First edition, No. 101 of 795 copies. Large 8vo. Numerous illustrations and facsimiles. Original blue cloth, black leather label on upper cover, t.e.g. Spine slightly faded, else fine in fine slipcase. Bookplate. Bruns G102 . Signed by the author on the limitation page

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Aventures [hebdomadaire]. IVe année, 1939 - nn° 3 à 51.

      Société anonyme générale d'éditions, Paris 1939 - Paris, Société anonyme générale d'éditions, 1939 (imp. Georges Lang). 37,5 x 27 cm (R), 48 numéros de 8 pp. (numéros 3 à 50) et 1 numéro de 16 pp. (n° 51, spécial Noël) reliés en pleine toile verte, dos lisse. Illustrations en noir et en couleurs. Principales bandes dessinées : Raoul et Gaston, L'Agent secret X-9, Le Fantôme du Bengale, Le Corsaire noir, Le Cowboy héroïque, L'Inspecteur Wade, Yordi, Yvette, Princesse Thanit, La Conquête de Mompracem. Réunion rare. Quelques restaurations marginales, deux feuillets avec déchirures (restaurées) aux angles et pertes de lettres. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        Eigenh. Albumblatt mit U.

      Garmisch-Partenkirchen, 5. X. 1939.. 1 S. Qu.-kl.-8vo.. "Die Pflege edler Kammermusik ganz besonders unsrer großen Klassiker in der Familie, ist eines der wichtigsten Mittel zur Erhaltung und Förderung unsrer Kultur!" - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Münchener Medizynische Knochenschrift. Nummer 00. Teutsches Theater. Jahrgang 18-80. Einzelnummern unter Bruchband durch die Lachgruppe "Heildunst" [u.v.m. / antike Zeitschrift, Rarität, Satire, selbst die Werbeeinlagen, Dadaismus, evt. eine Persiflage auf die Münchner Medizinische Wochenzeitschrift, einfach einzigartige Rarität] - k 165

      - Medizinerball 14. Febr. 1939. rissig - gegilbt - Cover abgetrennt, aber komplett = benannte Gebrauchsspuren / bei Interesse gerne nachfragen. *** Buch/Bücher/Cds PREiS INCL.VERSAND (unversichert) innerhalb der BRD - paypal auf Anfrage // gr. Heft 19S.

      [Bookseller: LESERAUSCH Online-Versandantiquariat]
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        Changing New York

      New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1939. New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1939. Spine edges lightly worn, else close to near fine in a very good jacket with the following restoration: the entire verso has been strengthened with an archival paper, a triangular chip to the rear panel has been colored to blend in with the gray jacket, and a similar process is noticeable, albeit unobtrusively, at the spine head and flap folds. The front panel began brightly and remains so.. First Edition. Second-issue binding in smooth, light blue boards, without blue topstain. Quarto. Text by Elizabeth McCausland. Published under the auspices of the Federal Art Project of the WPA, and clearly showing the influence of Abbott's de facto mentor, Eugene Atget. A highspot of both documentary and New York photography, with one of the great dust jacket designs of the twentieth century. (Parr / Badger, v1, 141; Roth 100-101; Open Book 130-131; Auer 276).

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        The Grapes of Wrath

      New York, Viking Press, 1939. New York, Viking Press,, 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 printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Seven Lady Godivas. Signed presentation copy

      New York Random House 1939. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Covers rubbed and soiled. Corners bumped. Sporadic soiling within. Scribbled doodle to one page of text. Lacks publisher's bookmark First Edition Brown hardback cloth cover 270mm x 200mm (11" x 8"). [70pp.]. Illustrated throughout by Dr Seuss. First edition first issue. Presentation copy inscribed by the author "For Hope Godiva, with love from Peeping Seuss".

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        Fyra skrifter. Illustrerade av Harald Sallberg. Redigerad av Arvid Hj. Uggla. Med 10 originalträgravyrer tryckta direkt från originalstockarna, signerade av Sallberg.

      Stockholm, Nordiska Bibliofilsällskapet, 1939. 4:o. 164 s. Rikt illustrerad. Trägravyrerna signerade i blyerts av Sallberg. - Handkolorerat originalpergamentband utformat av Harald Sallberg, färgat blått snitt. Aningen blekt band, mycket fint exemplar. Exlibris: Gunnar Brusewitz. [ENGLISH: Linné, Carl von: Fyra skrifter. Illustrerade av Harald Sallberg. Redigerad av Arvid Hj. Uggla. Med 10 originalträgravyrer tryckta direkt från originalstockarna, signerade av Sallberg. Stockholm, Nordiska Bibliofilsällskapet, 1939. 4to. 164 pp. Richly illustrated. With 10 wood engravings, signed in pencil by Harald Sallberg. Hand-painted vellum, edges coloured blue, fine. Bookplate of Swedish artist Gunnar Brusewitz. One of few copies actually issued in the year of printing, 1939. Due to the war publication of most copies was delayed until 1942 (in new boards and wrappers). Printed in 770 copies of which this is no. S191. The book contains four texts by Linnaeus, "Tal om märkvärdigheter uti insecterna", "Naturaliesamlingars ändamål och nytta", "Tal vid der Kongl. Majesteters höga närvaro" and "Deliciae naturae".] Exemplar av första utgåvan. Större delen av upplagan utkom dock inte 1939 som planerat, utan först i en restupplaga 1942 med nytt omslag och i pappband. Tryckt i 770 ex varav detta är nr S191, tryckt för författaren, konstnären och tecknaren Gunnar Brusewitz (1924-2004), enligt densammes namnteckning i kolofonen! Brusewitz utförde bl. a. diplomen för Nobelpriset i litteratur 1963-1988 och flera frimärken, men var även en framstående och mycket uppskattad bokkonstnär. Han illustrerade dels sina många egna böcker, ofta på temat djur och natur, dels verk av bl. a. Carl von Linné och Frans G. Bengtsson. De fyra ingående skrifterna är "Tal om märkvärdigheter uti insecterna", "Naturaliesamlingars ändamål och nytta", "Tal vid der Kongl. Majesteters höga närvaro" och "Deliciae naturae".

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        CAPTAIN SLAUGHTERBOARD DROPS ANCHOR

      Country Life , 1939. Country Life , 1939. First edition. 4to. Original cloth backed paper covered boards, illustrated in colour by Peake. In the original pictorial dustwrapper with illustrations mirroring those of the boards. With a large detailed pencil drawing by Peake of Slaughterboard on the front end paper, and inscribed by Peake's father (Doc) to Peake's mother (Elizabeth). Further signed by Peake and dated 1940. A near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper which has chips from head and tail of the spine, internally reinforced, and a couple of short closed tears. A generally well preserved copy of a very uncommon book. Dustwrapper and boards illustrated in colour by Peake, with line drawings throughout. Peake's first book was published in October 1939. On 3 October, Peake, having heard that his mother had had a stroke, went to his parent's Sussex house, from where he wrote to his friend Gordon Smith, "I am writing to tell you about Mother, who I am afraid has not long to live now, Maeve [Peake's wife] came up from Stratford and she and I are now with Doc. down here..." (Gordon Smith - Mervyn Peake A Personal Memoir). Peake's mother died on the 8th of October. It is possible that Peake took down a copy of his just printed first book to show his parents, which was to become this poignant presentation copy from father and son. The literary press were not receptive to the book: "quite unsuitable for sensitive children" (Punch) and sales of the book were slow. The publisher's were advertising remaindered copies for 2/6 less than a year later, shortly after which all remaining copies were destroyed in a warehouse fire caused by the Luftwaffe's bombing of London. Now one of the most sought after modern illustrated books, the first edition is very rare, and this is the only significant association copy, or copy with a drawing that we have encountered. Winnington A1a

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books]
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        The Seven Lady Godivas. Signed presentation copy

      Random House, New York 1939 - [70pp.]. Illustrated throughout by Dr Seuss. First edition first issue. Presentation copy inscribed by the author "For Hope Godiva, with love from Peeping Seuss". G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Covers rubbed and soiled. Corners bumped. Sporadic soiling within. Scribbled doodle to one page of text. Lacks publisher's bookmark [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Lawless Roads

      Longmans, Green and Co, London 1939 - The book ( lettering in blue) is near fine save for a relatively inoffensive stain on inside back cover (looks like damp but results from detachment of d/j which had previously been stuck to the book).The d/j (unclipped) , which has been professionally restored, is bright. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        OGGI: settimanale di attualità e letteratura.

      Rizzoli, Milano 1939 - 1939-1942. Tutto il pubblicato: 3 giugno 1939-31 gennaio 1942. Anno I (1939): fascicoli 1-31; anno II (1940) fascicoli 1-52 ed un supplemento al numero 36 intitolato ¿Un anno di guerra¿; anno III (1941): fascicoli 1-52; anno IV (1942): fascicoli 1-5. Raccolta completa della rivista fondata da Mario Pannunzio ed Arrigo Benedetti, alla quale collaborarono, tra molti altri, Luigi Bartolini, Vitaliano Brancati, Achille Campanile, Giovanni Comisso, Libero de Libero, Ennio Flaiano, Tommaso Landolfi, Curzio Malaparte, Elsa Morante, Alberto Moravia, Sandro Penna e Alberto Savinio. Tutti i fascicoli sono in veste editoriale ed in buono stato di conservazione. N338/152 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria antiquaria Scarpignato]
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        Interior art [possibly for Weird Tales].

      [New York]: Hannes Bok. 1939 - Black and white drawing by the famed science fiction and fantasy illustrator Hannes Bok. Bok's color cover art and black and white interior drawings appeared in many science fiction and fantasy magazines of the 1940s and 1950s, among them Weird Tales, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Famous Fantastic Mysteries, and many others. This drawing appears to be a photostat used to produce printing plates. There is no indication of where it was published, but it may be from Weird Tales; the Hannes Bok Illustration Index indicates that his only publications for 1939 were in that magazine. Given some of the imagery, it could also be for the story "The Dreadful Rabbits" by Gans T. Field, which appeared in the July 1940 issue of Weird Tales. 14 x 10-5/8 inches. Fine. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Album mit 27 meist aquarellierten Federzeichnungen für Günther von Diergardt.

      Bornheim, Pfingsten, 1939.. Qu.-4to. 31 (2 leere) Blätter. Mit 27 (22 aquarellierten; 2 montierten) Federzeichnungen von R. Grossmann und 2 montierten Blättern mit maschinenschriftlichem Text. Leinwandband der Zeit; Bindung leicht gelockert.. Sehr schöne humorvolle Zeichnungen aus dem privaten Kreis auf Schloß Bornheim bei Bonn, wo die Familie Diergardt regelmäßg gesellige Musikabende veranstaltete an denen auch der von den Nazis als "entartet" diffamierte Maler, Graphiker und Essayist Grossmann (1882-1941) teilnahm. Nach einer solchen Veranstaltung hatte der Gastgeber ein Dankschreiben eines Besuchers erhalten in dem dieser sich über Grossmann und seine Arbeit beschwert und ihn als "Entweiher" tituliert hatte (liegt in Fotokopie bei). Grossmann bekam dieses Schreiben offenbar zu Gesicht und machte sich mit diesem Album in typischer Weise mit humorvoll karikierenden Darstellungen der Anwesenden darüber lustig. "Seine besondere Begabung entwickelte G. in der Bildniszeichnung. Mit elegantem, sicherem Strich hat er Wesen und Charakter des Dargestellten treffend erfaßt und leicht karikierend wiedergegeben." (NDB VII, 160). Die am Schluß einmontierten 2 Seiten Typoskript mit einem Lobeshymnus auf das Schloss, den Garten und seine Bewohner. - 1 Blatt (Variante) lose.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat C. Rinnelt]
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        MURDER IS EASY

      Collins , 1939. Collins , 1939. First edition. Original orange cloth in green pictorial dustwrapper. A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper indeed, which is price clipped and shows a little wear to the corners and dustiness to the back panel.

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books]
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        Ein privates Fotoalbum / Photo-Album Mit über 100 Fotos im Format 9 x 6 cm. Alles montierte original-Photos. Graphisch und typographisch großartig gestaltet./ Original photography, silver gelatin prints. Alles zusammen in einem Halblederalbum. Mit handgeschriebenen, Kommentaren. Ein in sich geschlossenes Gesamtkunstwerk. Reiseziele: Teschen, Bodenbach und Umgebung, Die Sage vom Probischthor / wilder Klamm / Edmunds Klamm. Mit der Bahn von Bodenbach nach Aussig, Zu Fuß über den Schreckenstein auf die Burg dann über das 'Stauwerk. Von dort mit der Straßenbahn nach Pokau und zurück über Aussig nach Bodenbach / Schneeberg / Eiland / Tyssaer Wände und Bad Teplitz - Schönau.

      Ohne Ort, Privat, um 1939.. Album 30 24 cm. 30 Blatt, Fotokarton. ISBN: Keine. Original brauner Halbledereinband / Half leather. No jacket. Guter Zustand. / Good condition. Besonders frisches Exemplar. 1. Auflage.. . * Versandfertig innerhalb von 20 Stunden! R4. (FA).

      [Bookseller: Umbras Kuriositätenkabinett]
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        Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

      Montgomery Ward, 1939.. Montgomery Ward, 1939. First edition, first printing of this beloved Christmas tale, written exclusively for Montgomery Ward by Robert L. May, with 41 illustrations by Denver Gillen. Small quarto, original pictorial wrappers. In near fine condition with the lightest of shelfwear. An exceptional copy. The story is written as a poem in the meter of "'Twas the Night Before Christmas". Rudolph's first screen appearance came in 1944, in the form of a cartoon short produced by Max Fleischer for the Jam Handy Corporation, that was more faithful to May's original story than Marks' song (which had not then yet been written). It was reissued in 1948 with the song added.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Keogh, Comanche and Custer

      , 1939. 1939. 1st limited (#285 of an unspecified number), blue cloth, vg- (external waterstain at bottom of spine, bookplate front pastedown). 127 pp. INSCRIBED on copyright page and dated July 30, 1942.. Inscribed. First Edition. Hard Cover.

      [Bookseller: Page One, Too; Antiquarian Books]
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        Cause For Alarm

      Alfred A. Knopf New York 1939 - First American Edition in first state dustjacket. Florian dustjacket art. Hubin listed novel of mystery, espionage, and the secret police of Mussolini. Near Fine bright copy, ownership signature at front free endpaper, in Very Good dustjacket, shallow loss at top spine end and flap corners. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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        The Grapes of Wrath

      New York: The Viking Press, 1939. New York: The Viking Press,, 1939. Octavo. Original tan cloth with pictorial design in dark brown, sheet music endpapers, top edge yellow. Neat ownership inscription to front pastedown. Spine faintly toned, some mild tanning to pastedowns, edges of text block a little spotted. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        FIVE BEARS AND MIRANDA. Inscribed

      New York: The MacMillan Company,, 1939 Beston, Henry. FIVE BEARS AND MIRANDA. Signed. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1939. First Edition beautifully Inscribed by Henry Beston on the front free endpaper. "Dear Lindsay - this book was written by a friend of your father's who likes bears. Merry Christmas! Henry Beston". Square 8vo. Unpaginated. 64 pp. A near fine copy of this timeless Henry Beston children's classic featuring five bears as precocious as Michael Bond's Paddington Bear and A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh in blue cloth, brown titles and decorations in a bright, fresh illustrated dustwrapper with some light use. Wonderful illustrations by Frank Dobias.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Secret Despatches from Arabia. Published by Permission of the Foreign Office. Limited edition

      Waltham St Lawrence Golden Cockerel Press 1939. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Some light discolouration on upper board. Light foxing to eps. Book-plate on paste-down and fep. Teg 740/1000 Black quarter-leather Niger with cream boards 260mm x 200mm (10" x 8"). 173pp. Bound by S London. Book-plate of Gregory Shapiro, Royal Engineers.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

      London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1939. London: Faber and Faber Limited,, 1939. Octavo. Original cream boards, titles to spine in red, pictorial block of two dancing cats to front board. With the dust jacket. With numerous colour and monochrome illustrations by Nicolas Bentley. Gift inscription of front free endpaper. Spine gently rolled, spine ends slightly bumped. An excellent copy in jacket with a few small chips to spine ends and folds. First illustrated edition. With gift inscription on front free endpaper: "To Mary & Tiddler with love from Mary & the Tail-less One. Blitzkrieg Christmas 1940.

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        Le Pigeonneau

      Paris: Jonquières, 1939. Paris: Jonquières,, 1939. Linocut on Velin d'Arches paper. Image size: 15.9 x 20.2 cm. Sheet size: 36.8 x 28.1 cm. Excellent condition. Edition of 226. Signed in yellow crayon lower right by Picasso, numbered in pencil lower left.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        "Indio mit Poncho und Sombrero" originale Mischtechnik (Aquarell/Kreidezeichnung) ca. 54x42cm; links unten signiert und datiert 1939

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        Negroes in a San Francisco Restaurant.

      San Francisco, Calif.?. 1939 - Watercolor. Signed Gates and dated '39 lower left. 28.5 x 23.5 cm. Matted. See Hughes, Artists in California II, p. 231 Provenance: Millard Sheets.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Haggadah shel Pesach Ramat Hakovesh [Passover Hagada haggada kibbutz haggadah]

      Eretz Israel 1939 - Laid in is a folder yellowed stenciled sheet with several quotes from the Pentateuch relating to Jews leaving Egypt for Israel. Back wrapper has the remainders of a secure postal envelope in which this haggadah may have been mailed. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        THE PERSONAL HERESY: A Controversy

      OUP , 1939. OUP , 1939. First edition. Original green cloth with gilt lettering to the spine. Signed by the author on the front end paper (for K.P. Storer). A near fine copy. A series of six essays debating poetry and the importance of understanding the poet's state of mind in order to appreciate his work. Tillyard writes, "All poetry is about the poet's state of mind." To understand Paradise Lost correctly, he stated, one must read it as an "expression of Milton's personality." Whilst Lewis maintains that knowledge of the poet's personal life is unnecessary to the interpretation of his poetry. PROVENANCE: From the library of Kenneth Peter Storer (1924-2007) who came up to University College, Oxford to read English in 1942. C.S. Lewis, although then a fellow at Magdalen had been at University College as an undergraduate and retained strong links with the college. In particular he would take the English tutorials for University College students as they had no English fellow at the time. Storer was one such undergraduate, who developed a friendship with Lewis and dined with him on more then one occasion where Lewis gave him signed copies of his books. Lewis rarely signed his books and examples are rare.

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        Forces in Molecules

      American Physical Society, Lancaster and New York 1939 - FIRST EDITION of Feynman's undergraduate thesis at MIT, "a fundamental discovery" published in The Physical Review when he was just twenty-one. "Forces or energy-that was the choice for those seeking to apply the quantum understanding of the atom to the workings of real materials. At stake was not mere terminology but a root decision about how to conceive of a problem and how to proceed in calculating. "As Feynman conceived the structure of molecules, forces were the natural ingredients. He saw springlike bonds with varying stiffness, atoms attracting and repelling one another. The usual energy-accounting methods seemed secondhand and euphemistic. [He demonstrated that] the force on an atom's nucleus is no more or less than the electrical force from the surrounding field of charged electrons-the electrostatic force. Once the distribution of charge has been calculated quantum mechanically, then from that point forward quantum mechanics disappears from the picture. The problem becomes classical; the nuclei can be treated as static points of mass and charge. Feynman's approach applies to all chemical bonds" (Gleick). His discovery, now known as Feynman's theorem or the Feynman-Hellmann theorem, has endured as an efficient approach to the calculation of forces in molecules. Provenance: With ownership signature of D.W. Epstein on front cover; presumably the D.W. Epstein who, along with I.G. Mallof developed the electron gun in 1934. IN: The Physical Review, Vol 56, Second Series, Number 4, August 15, 1939. Lancaster, PA and New York, NY: American Physical Society, 1939. Quarto, original wrappers. Toning around edges of wrappers, red paint marks on spine extending into front wrapper. Rare in original wrappers. Note: A custom cloth box is available for this item for an additional $225. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Manhattan Rare Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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