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        Murder is Easy - with Original Dust Jacket

      Collins (UK) 1939 - First Printing (says "Copyright -- Printed in Great Britain -- 1939" on copyright page with no references to subsequent printings, lists to "Hercule Poirot's Christmas" on list of Christie books to left of title page, redish orange boards with black lettering on spine, ads for the same prior Christie book and for "Appointment with Death" at rear of book, correct 1st state DJ with 7s 6d net price on DJ front flap, generic review for Christie's writing on rear cover. A VERY DIFFICULT BOOK TO FIND IN ITS 1ST PRINT DUST JACKET (THE 2ND AND 3RD PRINTINGS OF THIS BOOK WERE THE GREEN/YELLOW UNIFORM EDITION - IT WASN'T UNTIL THE 1949 4TH PRINTING THAT THERE WAS ANOTHER DUST JACKET THAT RETAINED THE SAME COVER ART). Book one one creased page corner, no former ownership markings or used book store marks/stamps/stickers inside, clean endpapers - no tape staining or markings, no foxing to pages, endpapers or outer page edges, minor dusting to outer page edges, no age darkening to outer page edges, 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, no stains or soiling to boards, bright red boards, no wear/loss to black spine lettering. Dust Jacket has not been trimmed along top/bottom edge (so this DJ did not come from one of those 'ex-libris" short board editions), but has chipping at top and bottom of spine (affect most of "Murder" at top and the "CRI" and Club" at bottom of spine), closed tear at left edge on spine, no other chipping, tearing or creasing, light edge wear along top edge, very light wear to front flap crease (primarily at corners), slight dust soiling noticeable just on the white portion of rear panel, no spine fade (slight spine sun yellowing), no staining or soiling to panels or spine. Overall a FINE- book in GD+/VG- condition dust jacket (not 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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        A GAITA A FALARE. Lembranzas e Maldicións. Poemas.

      ., Buenos Aires. 1939 - 190 p. 1ª edición, cubiertas con alguna mancha, óxido en 2 primeras y 2 últimas hojas, resto muy buen estado. Intonso. Cubierta de Seoane, con 4 láminas de Colmeiro + 8 dibujos de Seoane + 5 de Castelao. Carta- Prólogo de Eduardo Dieste. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA LUCES DE BOHEMIA]
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        GAME IN THE DESERT

      Derrydale Press 1939 - New York: Derrydale Press, [1939]. First Edition, no. 141 of 950 copies. 4to. With photographs, and color frontispiece and illustrations by T.J. Harter. 298 pp. Original green simulated snakeskin cloth, True First Edition first printing in virtually mint condition inside and out. Siegel 146; Frazier O-1-a . An account of hunting various game in the American Southwest and northern Mexico: deer, antelope, bighorn sheep, elk, desert pig, quail, bear, mountain lion, jaguar--and even wild turkey! In one of the more unusual Derrydale bindings This copy would make a wonderful gift for that special someone who would appreciate such a fine book of over 70 years old. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Patrick Ayres, Angling & Hunting Books]
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        Collected Poems. Signed copy

      New York: Henry Holt and Company. VG : in very good condition with dust jacket and protective cover. Wrapper a little faded and edge chipped. 1939. First Edition. Beige hardback cloth cover with embossed illustration. 220mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). 436pp. Portrait frontispiece and woodcut vignette to title page. Signed by author on fep. .

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        Loza Blanca y Azulejo de Puebla

      Mexico City: Decorative & Applied Arts & Design, 1939 2 volumes: xi+305 pages with tipped in coloured and monochrome plates; 333 pages with tipped in coloured and monochrome plates and reproduced signatures. Quarto (11 1/4" x 9") bound in 3/4 leather with gilt lettering to spine and original wrappers bound in. From the library of George M Foster. Copy 992 of 2000. 1st edition.For over four centuries,the city of Puebla has been praised for its production of quality tin-glazed earthenware. The use of ceramic as a utilitarian and artistic medium in the Americas (the region of eastern and central Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras) has a long history of quality work dating back millenia before the arrival of the Spanish in 1519. But it was, in fact, the Spanish who first introduced to area potters tin- and lead-based glaze, the potter’s wheel, and the kiln. Production of tin-glazed earthenware in the New World first began in Mexico City, the viceregal capital of New Spain, in the second half of the sixteenth century. By the seventeenth century, however, the nearby city of Puebla, founded in 1531 as the second city of New Spain, had become the more important center of production, enjoying the widest distribution of any ceramic ware in the New World at the height of the Spanish Empire. For ceramists, Puebla was an ideal location: The climate is mild, the soil is fertile, and most importantly, there are extensive clay beds and sufficient deposits of raw sodium essential for glaze preparation. That the same area had captured the market for quality ceramics before the Spanish arrived is not a coincidence. Native potters must have played an important role in supporting the developing colonial industry. The early production of talavera poblana was primarily influenced by old-world traditions. Various European ceramic wares (from Spain, Holland, and Italy) were imported, serving as important sources of inspiration for resident ceramists. Potters themselves no doubt also influenced form and design. According to the potters’ ordinances established in 1653, master potters were to be only of Spanish descent. Contrary to the ordinances, however, some masters were Italian-born and probably arrived in Mexico via Spain; there were also a few mestizo (of mixed native and Spanish parentage) ceramists who rose to become “masters.” The polychrome elements typify the Italian palette that was particularly influential in southern and central Spain beginning in the sixteenth century, and the motifs reflect those popularized at the Spanish ceramic center of Talavera de la Reina in central Spain, where Italian potters are known to have worked. Yet the careful rendering on the top left side of a turkey, which is native to the Americas, marks the piece as distinctly colonial. Among the most important cultural traditions that early Puebla potters integrated into their designs were those of Islamic origin. The horror vacui (fear of empty decorative spaces) is one Islamic convention that proved to impact a variety of styles. In fact, one clause of the potters’ ordinance stipulates the use of a dotting technique referred to as aborronado. The large, deep, and flat-bottom basin with steep, slightly flared walls is an Islamic form that became particularly important in Puebla, where the form was commissioned as baptismal fonts and wash receptacles. While a variety of techniques and decorative motifs traveled across the Atlantic from Europe, another conduit of influences opened from the Pacific. With the settlement of the Philippines as a Spanish colony in 1559, the Spanish Empire established a trade route that connected its territories across three continents. From 1565 to 1815, the ships commonly known as the Manila galleons, or Naos de la China, transported luxury goods including highly prized Chinese porcelain to the Mexican port of Acapulco for further shipment to other colonies. Some pieces are known to have been kept in Mexico, while others were transported across land to the port of Vera Cruz for shipment to Europe; on this route northward from the Pacific to the Gulf, transporters undoubtedly passed through Puebla. Ming dynasty porcelain proved to be a particularly important source for a variety of patterns and motifs featured on Puebla ware. By the first quarter of the nineteenth century, Puebla ceramists were using polychrome decoration with more frequency, marking a sharp departure from the blue-and-white decoration of fine-grade ware that predominated for over 150 years. Of the pastel grounds employed, perhaps the most popular was the pale-blue type known as azul punche after the candy of the same color made in Puebla for the day of the El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations. Although the Chinese style still lingered, potters were by now also turning to French Rococo decoration and, in particular, the ceramic ware of Alcora, near the Mediterranean coast of Spain, where the French styles had a profound impact.George McClelland Foster, Jr born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on October 9, 1913, died on May 18, 2006, at his home in the hills above the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, where he served as a professor from 1953 to his retirement in 1979, when he became professor emeritus. His contributions to anthropological theory and practice still challenge us; in more than 300 publications, his writings encompass a wide diversity of topics, including acculturation, long-term fieldwork, peasant economies, pottery making, public health, social structure, symbolic systems, technological change, theories of illness and wellness, humoral medicine in Latin America, and worldview. The quantity, quality, and long-term value of his scholarly work led to his election to the National Academy of Sciences in 1976. Virtually all of his major publications have been reprinted and/or translated. Provenance from the executor of Foster's library laid in.Condition:Foster stamp on front end paper of both volumes else a very good to fine set.

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        An American Exodus: A Record Of Human Erosion

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock. Hardcover. 1939. 1st Edition. Large 8vo 158pp . Very Good in Very Good DJ. B&W Photographs. Slight shelfwear to bottom cover edges. Front cover has a single tiny round waterdrop stain. Gold title on dark blue cloth is bright and not faded. Front endpaper, half title, and title page foxed, and last few pages also foxed. 2nd issued DJ with Voltaire quote on rear panel, unclipped with price of $2.75. DJ lightly rubbed with some extremity wear and light edgewear. Rear panel of DJ lightly soiled.Pictorial record of the great migration from the Dust Bowl states .

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        Preise Und Produktion ( Common English Title: Prices and Production)

      Germany: Verlag Von Julius Springer. Soft Cover. 124 pages. "Beitrage zur Konjunkturforschung - Herausgegeben vom Osterreichischen Institut Fur Konjunkturforschung Nr. 3" - from front cover. Apparently unread as majority of pages were uncut by printer. Above-average but not excessive wear. Covers loosening from textblock. Bit of writing upon upper right corner of front cover and at base of spine else unmarked. 1939 New York Times Book Review of Schumpteter's 'Business Cycles' laid in. . Fair. 1931. First Edition.

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        SHAW GIVES HIMSELF AWAY: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL MISCELLANY

      The Gregynog Press, Montgomeryshire, Wales 1939 - Quarto. [v], vii-xi [i], 188p. [ii]. Illustrated with a wood engraved frontispiece portrait by John Farleigh. Printed in Baskerville type on Arnold & Foster green tinted hand-made paper. Bound by the Gregynog Press Bindery in full dark green oasis with onlaid abstract designs in orange with three symbols on the upper cover and one on the lower cover, the spine has orange titles with one raised bad with block or orange onlay in lower panel, the covers with a horizontal band on orange onlay at the bottom The binding is signed "Gregynog Press Bindery, Paul Nash".Harrop No. 40. Contents fresh, spine just very lightly faded [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Contes des mille nuits et une nuit

      Paris; La Belle Etoile 1939 - 3 voll.; in 8°; pp. (6),209,(3); (4),208,(4); (4),203,(7); leg. in mezza pelle con piatti marmorizzati. Vi sono contenuti 8 racconti "Histoire du Roi Schahriar - du Bossu - d'Ali-Baba - des Capitaines de Police - de Sindbad le Marin - d'Aladdin - du Dormeur - Eveille' - des Dix Adolescentes", molto ben illustr. da disegni nel t., e da 38 bellissime tavv. f.t., che riproducono gli squisiti acquarelli di Touchet, colorati a mano da Beaufume', incluse le 8 tavv. che fanno da antiporta ad ogni racconto, a colori e oro. "Les illustrations en sont le plus savoureux et le plus amusant des commentaires". Tiratura di 1500 esemplari

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        ORLANDO (THE MARMALADE CAT) A TRIP ABROAD

      London: Country Life Limited 1939 - First edition, FIRST PRINTING. Original pictorial paper-covered boards in dustwrapper. A near fine copy with no inscriptions or stamps in very good lightly rubbed, soiled and chipped dustwrapper. Not price-clipped. The second Orlando book and RARE in dustwrapper. 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]

      [Bookseller: LUCIUS BOOKS (ABA, ILAB, PBFA)]
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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]

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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]

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        POLYBIBLION, REVUE BIBLIOGRAPHIQUE UNIVERSELLE, 1868-1939, 89 VOLUMES & 153 FASCICULES (INCOMPLET)

      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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        THE HOPKINS MANUSCRIPT .

      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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        OGGI settimanale di attualit? e letteratura (diretto da MARIO PANNUNZIO e ARRIGO BENEDETTI) 1939-1942 - TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO., Milano, Rizzoli, 1939

      - Periodico culturale (che idealmente prosegue l'azione di OMNIBUS) diretto e fondato da MARIO PANNUNZIO (che aveva gi? fondato e diretto nel 1933 -per breve tempo - un periodico dall'identico titolo) e ARRIGO BENEDETTI (Benedetti ne era il direttore responsabile). Oltre alle frequenti cronache politiche e di GUERRA (SPAGNA - LE COLONIE - LA SECONDA GUERRA MONDIALE, ECC.), che attraversarono quegli anni, il settimanale dava ampi spazi letterari con racconti inediti ed interventi di autorevoli ed importanti scrittori pur sotto il controllo del regime. Molto interessanti le varie fotografie di attualit? , il cui stile ripercorreva il solco iniziato da Longanesi con OMNIBUS. Tra i collaboratori, con racconti, saggi e articoli vari, abbiamo: Angioletti, Aniante, Artieri G., Anna Banti, Barbaro, Bruno Barilli, BARTOLINI LUIGI, Bonsanti A., Brancati V., Irene Brin, Carlo Brizzolara, Buzzichini M., Calendoli, CAMPANILE ACHILLE, Caputi, Cassola, Cesarini Sforza, COMISSO GIOVANNI, De Libero L., Dessì, Emanuelli, Falqui E., Ferrata Giansiro, FLAIANO ENNIO (ci sono suoi articoli quasi in tutti i numeri), Fortini F., Gatto A., Giardini C., Granzotto G., Jovine F., LANDOLFI T., Lupinacci, Maio Quintilio, CURZIO MALAPARTE, G. Manzini, C. Manzoni, Marcello Marchesi, Mario Missiroli, P. Monelli, ELSA MORANTE, MORAVIA A., MOROVICH E., Nemi Orsola, ONOFRI F., SANDRO PENNA, Pepe G., Giame Pintor, Prezzolini G., RICCIARDETTO (Guerriero), SAVINIO ALBERTO, Serra E., Corrado Sofia, Spagnol Tito, Squarcia F., UGO STILLE, Tilgher, Timpanaro, Titta Rosa, Trompeo P.P., Vigolo G., Vigorelli G., Visentini G., Vittorini, Zincone V. ed altri ancora. Naturalmente l'editore Rizzoli mise in campo molti dei suoi pezzi da novanta per il successo di questo giornale. ANNO PRIMO 1939 (unico volume rilegato). Dal numero 1 del 3 giugno 1939 al n. 28 del 96 dicembre 1939 (formato 36,5 x 48) pagine 16. In questa annata - UNICO VOLUME RILEGATO. ANNO SECONDO 1940 (formato 28,5 x 35. Dal numero 1 del 6 gennaio al numero 52 del 28 dicembre. ANNO III 1941 + ANNO IV 1942. unico volume rilegato formato 28,5 x 35. Dal n. 1 del 4 gennaio '41 al n.52 del 27 dicembre '41 e poi dal n. 1 del 3 gennaio '42 al n. 5 del 31 gennaio '42 ULTIMO USCITO. Il periodico venne "soppresso" a causa di un articolo di un ammiraglio non gradito al regime. La collezione di tutto il pubblicato viene offerta a

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        DOUBLE FOR DEATH

      Farrar 1939 - First edition, Fine condition/ Near Fine price clipped dust jacket. Tecumseh Fox. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

      New York: Viking, 1939. - Large octavo. Gilt cloth. Distinctive, and somewhat large, pictorial bookplate on pastedown, light dust-soiling to top edge, otherwise near fine, in very good, lightly smudged but unfaded dust jacket with short closed creased tear at the top of the lower spine fold. Enclosed in a cloth slipcase and chemise. First U.S. printing, trade issue. One of 6000 copies printed offset from advance proofs of the UK edition, and formally published on the same day as that edition, 4 May 1939. "If Finnegans Wake is a key book, it is a key which needs a key. The Wake reminds me of the unfinished obelisk which lies on its side at Assuan, yet it has passages of unearthly beauty (particularly the last page) and huge comic scenes" - Connolly. SLOCUM & CAHOON A48. MODERN MOVEMENT 87.

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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]

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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 COMEDIES HISTORIES & TRAGEDIES OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

      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]

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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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        GOODBYE TO BERLIN

      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]

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        GOODBYE TO BERLIN.

      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.:. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        Goodbye to Berlin

      London: Hogarth Press. 1939. First. First edition. Very slight foxing to the endpapers, still easily fine in a price-clipped, else fine dustwrapper with two tiny tears. Includes the story "Sally Bowles," published earlier by Hogarth, which was the basis for the film Cabaret. Connolly 100. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: E M Maurice Books, LLC, ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: The Churchill Book Specialist]
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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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        Autograph letter signed to his father.

      Seaview, 29th August 1939. - Autograph letter signed ("Dylan"), to his father ("Dear Dad"), written a few days before the outbreak of the Second World War. Four pages, 8vo, with autograph envelope. The letter thanks him for the "Grand, magnificent dictionary.It is a most valuable thing for me to have", he expresses pleasure that his father enjoyed, his recently published The Map of Love a collection of poetry and prose. ("Do please tell me what you liked best in it, & what seemed most difficult & unattractive."). He refers to reviews of the work although he has only read one himself, which is not surprising as the book's reception was completely overshadowed by the build up to war. He describes the first batch of dental work he had received the day before. He follows with a discussion of unfolding world events."These are awful days, & we are very worried. It is terrible to have built, out of nothing, a complete happiness - from no money, no possessions, no material hopes - & a way of living & then to see the immediate possibility of its being exploded & ruined & If I could pray, I'd pray for peace. I'm not a man of action; & the brutal activities of war appall me - as they do every decent-thinking person. Even here the war atmosphere is thick & smelling: the kids dance in the streets, the mobilised soldiers sing Tipperary in the pubs, & wives & mothers weep around the stunted memorial in the grist." Germany invaded Poland three days later. Very good, slightly worn at folds.

      [Bookseller: York Modern Books PBFA ABA]
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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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        The Lawless Roads. A Mexican Journey.

      London, Longmans. 1939 - First edition, Second issue binding. 8vo. Publisher's red cloth titled in black to spine, lightly sunned to extremities, with light bumping to spine ends. Very good indeed. In a very good example of the dustwrapper, minor soiling to spine panel, light wear to extremities and a couple of areas of shallow shipping to spine ends, a bright, clean and strong example of a wrapper normally seen in very poor condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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