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

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

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        Game in the Desert

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

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        Gesammelte Werke.

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

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        Signed Photograph of Porter by Platt Lynes, 7 x 9 inches, sepia toned, inscribed in 1939, with photographer's stamp on verso with notation

      This beautiful image of Porter shows her in evening gown seated in profile with a bouquet in lower left foreground. She is posed next to the floral arrangement looking contemplatively towards the right. She signs in a free area of the upper right corner, "For...From Katherine Anne, Sprint 1939." "George Platt Lynes" with address is stamped on verso with docketing below in pencil indicating the photograph is that of Porter. An elegant image.

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        L'ILIADE. TRADUCTION DE EUGENE LASSERRE. ILLUSTRE DE VINGT-QUATRE COMPOSITIONS EN COULEURS DE BENITO. - L'ODYSSEE. TRADUCTION DE MEDERIC DUFOUR ET JEANNE RAISON. ILLUSTRE DE VINGT-QUATRE COMPOSITIONS EN COULEURS DE BENITO.

      LE VASSEUR ET CIE, EDITEURS. 1939-1941. - 4 VOLUMES IN-8 BROCHES (17 X 23 X 14 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE 192, 200, 149 ET 148 PAGES, SOUS COUVERTURE CREME REMPLIEE ILLUSTREE D'UNE VIGNETTE EN COULEURS, TITRE IMPRIME EN BISTRE ET EN NOIR, CHEMISE ET ETUI CARTONNES RECOUVERTS DE FEUTRINE DE L'EDITEUR, AVEC ETIQUETTES DE TITRE CONTRECOLLEES AU DOS DE LA CHEMISE ET SUR LE PLAT SUPERIEUR DE L'ETUI. ILLUSTRE DE 48 PLANCHES HORS TEXTE GRAVEES SUR CUIVRE ET IMPRIMEES DANS LES ATELIERS DE DRAEGER FRERES. PREMIER TIRAGE LIMITE A 1200 EXEMPLAIRES NUMEROTES : 24 SUR JAPON IMPERIAL, 76 SUR HOLLANDE ET 1100 SUR VELIN DE RIVES. UN DES RARES EXEMPLAIRES DE TETE SUR JAPON IMPERIAL AUXQUELS IL A ETE AJOUTE : 2 DES 48 COMPOSITIONS ORIGINALES, 1 CROQUIS SIGNE PAR L'ARTISTE, UNE SUITE EN NOIR DES 48 PLANCHES. (EXEMPLAIRE N° 23). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Die Judengesetze Großdeutschlands, bearbeitet von Dr. Peter Deeg (Mitglied des Lehrkörpers der Universität Berlin)

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

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        Quinti Horatii Flacci Carmina, Odes d´Horace

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

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        THE PRESIDENT'S BIRTHDAY PARTY BROADCAST

      [1939]. First Edition. Hardcover. Minor wear. About Fine. Quarto (8-1/2" x 11") bound in full gilt-lettered red morocco leather; 12 pages. An ORIGINAL typed Andy Hardy radio script by Carey Wilson that followed the birthday broadcast for President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1939. This copy is INSCRIBED to Wilson and SIGNED by Roosevelt on the last page. Laid down to a front blank page is a letter from the Secretary to the President, Stephen Early, on White House stationary dated 7 February 1939: "This is by way of acknowledging your letter to me under date of January thirty-first, with enclosed script of the Hardy Family program which followed the President's Birthday Address on the air. I am happy to advise you that the President has signed a copy of your manuscript by name and has asked me to forward it to you with an expression of his best wishes." Not only a rare script from the Andy Hardy legacy but a truly unique Presidential item.Carey Wilson, one of the 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, was a writer, narrator, and producer. His many screenwriting credits include BEN HUR and MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY for which he was nominated for an Oscar. As a producer he contributed to the rise of many notable screen stars including Lana Turner, Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Esther Williams, Margaret O'Brien, and Red Skelton. His films included THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE, GREEN DOLPHIN STREET, and SCARAMOUCHE. Wilson is perhaps best known, however, as the creator of the film series DR. KILDARE and ANDY HARDY (played by Mickey Rooney), said to be the most successful and most popular film series ever made in the United States. Wilson has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        At Swim - Two Birds

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

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        The Night Before Murder

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

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

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

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        JAPANESE WOOD-BLOCK PRINTING

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

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        Statistical Method from the Viewpoint of Quality Control

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

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

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

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

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

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        Daughters of the Stars, The

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

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        An American Exodus: A Record of Human Erosion

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

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        JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN

      J. B. Lippincott Company, 1939-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1939. 309 pp. Yellow cloth with black lettering, red topstain. First edition, first printing. (No additional printings on copyright page, which in this case publisher used in lieu of a first edition statement.) Very Good+ condition hardcover. Clean pages and sturdy binding. No jacket. Cloth worn at tips, a few small dings and scuffs. No ownership marks, bookplates, etc. Lettering strong. A very nice copy.

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        The Big Sleep

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

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        Murder Is Easy

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

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        Autograph Letter Signed, in French, on "Domaine Des Buards" stationery, 4to, Bagnoles, August 19, 1939

      - In the weeks before the start of World War 11, Laurencin comments to friends about her travel. "The weather is nice - the window open onto greenery - Nothing to tell - All the Jews are going to Mass.it is not only the danger which makes them pious - since they govern - the leaves of the trees, disturbed about it, make splinters of light." She signs, "Marie." She draws decorative curls around her signature. Laurencin belonged to the circle of avant-garde artists and writers of the first part of the 20th century including Picasso, Braque, and was most closely associated with the poet Guillaume Apollinaire, often identified as his muse. Her personal letter to friends draws attention to the Nazi threat Jews would face in France in the not too distant future. Many Jews sought refuge in France once the Nazis acceded to power in Germany, but by 1939 the French government restricted the number of immigrants from Germany and Spain.

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        THE CASE OF THE ROLLING BONES (Intimate Presentation Copy of the First Edition)

      New York: William Morrow, 1939. Gardner, Erle Stanley. THE CASE OF THE ROLLING BONES. New York: William Morrow, 1939. First Edition, first printing. A Near Fine copy (one tiny blemish to the front board otherwise entirely fresh and unrubbed) in a Very Good ORIGINAL PRICED ($2.00) DUST JACKET. The DJ has light chipping to the spine tips which affect neither lettering nor design; there is also a little edge-wear to the extremities, a faint scrape to the front panel, and a tiny stain to the rear flap. All that appropriately pointed out, it should also be noted that a nicer example would be hard to find. PRESENTATION COPY . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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        The courageous exploits of Doctor Syn

      Rich & Cowan, London 1939 - Dustjacket protected in removable clear film. Black cloth with gilt; owner's name on ffep; page fore-edge foxed; dust jacket slightly worn at top edge Used - Very Good. VG hardback in VG price-clipped dustjacket [Attributes: First Edition]

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        SAN JOAQUIN

      Los Angeles: Printed by the Ward Ritchie Press, 1939.. Square octavo. Cloth and decorated boards, paper spine label. Fine in slightly faded cloth case. First edition of the author's second book, elegantly printed in an edition of only 100 copies. Decorations by Hubert Buel. Foreword by Lawrence Clark Powell. With Everson's solicited signed inscription, dated 1983.

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        CRYSTALLINE ENZYMES. The Chemistry of Pepsin, Trypsin, and Bacteriophage. Number XII of the Columbia Biological Series

      New York:: Columbia University Press,, 1939. First Edition. Near Fine. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY JOHN H. NORTHROP. A Near Fine hardback First Edition First Printing in blue cloth binding with gilt lettering spine. 8vo. xv, 176 pp.

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        Finnegan's Wake

      The Viking Press 1939 - Near fine in a very good dust jacket. First Published May 1939 stated on the copyright page. First U.S. Edition, which was published simultaneously with the first UK edition. Near fine condition. Negligible tanning of the page edges. Small 3-star stamp in red ink on the back paste down. Dust jacket has water damage to bottom front and back flaps, which extends slightly onto the panels. Minor chipping at the edges and at the corners. Couple of closed tears. Original price of $5.00 printed on the front flap. Comes housed in a custom slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Just days after Hitler invaded Poland and England and France declared war on Germany, FDR cancels a political address because of ?the swift movement of events which has shattered the peace of Europe and imposed grave responsibility upon the United States as a nation ? We must all stand together in firm resolve to bear witness before all nations to our unshaken patriotism??

      Typed Letter Signed ?Franklin D. Roosevelt? as President, 1p, 8? x 10.5?. The White House, Washington, September 7, 1939. Watermarked with the presidential seal. To Mrs. Thomas F. McAlister, Director, Women?s Division, Democratic National Committee, Washington, D.C. Fine condition.In full, ?The swift movement of events which has shattered the peace of Europe and imposed grave responsibility upon the United States as a nation has, of course, completely altered the conditions under which I accepted your kind invitation to address the Democratic women of the country. The ramifications of the impact in Europe are world-wide and it becomes our plain duty as Americans to bend all our efforts to promote national unity.?A week ago I might consistently have spoken words primarily addressed to our Democratic women. But the events of the past few days render it imperative that every utterance of mine in these days of ten

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

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

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        The Nature of The Chemical Bond and the Structure of Molecules and Crystals An Introduction to Modern Structural Chemistry

      Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1939. First Edition. Cloth. Good. First Edition. xiv, 429, [1 blank], [1 ad] pages. Blue cloth with small gilt titles on spine panel. Corners and head/tail spine worn, spine slanted, previous owner name on front flyleaf. Occasional penciled notes and underlining. Cloth. Linus Pauling was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1954 for his research into the nature of the chemical bond.

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        Deutschland im Kampf,

      . 1. - 112. Lieferung (1.9.1939 - 29.4.1944), Berlin, Verlagsanstalt Stollberg, 1939 folgende, Pappeinband, 40 Bände, jeder Band ca. 160 Seiten, mit Abbildungen, (die ersten vier Bände 400 - 500 Seiten), Lieferung 113 - 116 Mai - Juni 1944 fehlt, teilweise Rücken ausgeblichen, etwas fleckig, Zustand 2/3 (J630A).

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        Viagem. Poesia 1929-1937. Premio de Poesia da Academia Brasileira de Letras em 1938.

      Lisboa, Editorial Imperio, 1939.. First Edition. 18.7cm x 12.2cm. 199 pages. Original softcover in protective Mylar. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Inscribed by the author. Edicoes Ocidente.. Includes for example the following chapters: Estrela/ Grilo/ Campo/ Destino/ Assovio/ Personagem/ Cantiga/ Desenho/ Vento/ Miseria etc.

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        Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel - First Edition in Original Dust Jacket

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1939. First Edition, First Printing, with 1939 listed on the title page, and no subsequent printings mentioned on the copyright page. Though price-clipped, the dust jacket is identifiable as a first issue jacket, bearing an ad for Choo-Choo on the rear flap, and a yellow spine that just has the book title followed by an abbreviation for the publisher, "H.M. CO", with no mention of the author's name. In Very Good condition. Clean text. Pages show light signs of handle, and are lightly age toned, with light rubbing to a few. Front paste down has a small blue smudge. The binding is holding but lightly pulled with light splitting starting at the front. The boards show light wear, with light rubbing to the stamping. The dust jacket shows edge wear, with rubbing and short tears starting at the folds. The spine of the dust jacket has been reinforced from the verso. A Caldecott Medal winner, wonderfully rare in the original dust jacket.

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        The Grapes of Wrath

      London, Heinemann, 1939, first British edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. With the very scarce wrap-around band noting this was a Book Society Fiction Choice, this copy with a small slip affixed to the title page that is Inscribed by John Steinbeck ("For L. Downing/John Steinbeck"), Goldstone & Payne A12b, Morrow 108. Near fine.

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        Alcoholics Anonymous (The AA "Big Book")

      New York: Works Publishing Company, 1939. First edition. Fine/Near Fine. A Fine copy of the book, bright, crisp, square and completely unused. Pristine. In a Near Fine dust jacket with several short tears at the top of the spine, one tear at the base of the spine that has been reinforced with tape and minor loss at the corners. One of approximately 5,000 first edition copies. But if you are familiar with this book, you already know how scarce the dust jacket is, let alone one this lovely. A truly remarkable survivor, one that has been cherished by consecutive members of the organization for the past 45 years without ever being offered for sale.& & One of the best selling books of all time having sold more than 30 million copies, "The Big Book" inspired one of America';s longest lasting and most enduring social movements. First published in 1939, "Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How More Than One Hundred Men Have Recovered from Alcoholism" is colloquially known as "The Big Book" because of the heft of the paper used in this edition. By William Griffith Wilson (Bill W.) and Robert Holbrook Smith (Dr. Bob), the book chronicles both their personal stories and the path they took to redemption that would later become known as the "twelve step program." "The Big Book" has been translated into numerous languages and was designated by The Library of Congress as one of the 88 books that shaped America. "Lest this title should arouse the risibles in any reader let me state that the general thesis of "Alcoholics Anonymous" is more soundly based psychologically than any other treatment of the subject I have ever come upon. And it is a subject not to be neglected, for, irrespective of whether we live under repeal or prohibition, there will be alcohol addicts, precisely as there are drug addicts." (Contemporary New York Times review). Fine in Near Fine. dust jacket.

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        The Grapes of Wrath

      New York: The Viking Press,, 1939. Octavo. Original tan cloth, titles to spine and pictorial decoration across boards and spine in brown, sheet music endpapers. With the dust jacket. A bright copy in a jacket that is split at spine and rear flap and with several chips to tanned spine panel. First edition, first printing.

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        Astounding Science-Fiction / August 1939 / Volume XXIII, No. 6 / Heinlein First Appearance

      New York: Street & Smith Publications, 1939 New York: Street & Smith Publications, 1939. First Edition. August, 1939. Volume XXIII, No. 6 . Cover by Virgil Finlay, interior illustrations by Finlay, Edd Cartier, Willie Ley and others. 9 1/8" x 6 1/2", Illustrated Wraps, 162 pp. A pleasing copy, still tightly bound. Cover is clean with some creases at corners, still brightly colored. Light rubbing to edges of spine and small wear to spine ends, with about 1/4" loss at bottom of spine. Pages have browned at the edges, but remain supple. A solid Very Good. See scans. Sci-fi immortal Robert Heinlein made his published debut in this issue with "Life-Line", a "startlingly plausible idea for forecasting a man's day of death" executed prior to Heinlein's setting of his standard thematic threads for both adult and juvenile science fiction, though hints and traces of these can be seen in the text. Other stories within: Frederick Englehardt's "General Swamp, C.I.C."; Lester del Rey's "The Luck of Ignatz"; L. Sprague de Camp's "The Blue Giraffe"; P. Schuyler Miller's "The Pleasure Trove"; Lee Gregor's "Heavy Planet"; Nelson S. Bond's "Stowaway"; and Ray Cumming's "An Ultimatum From Mars". Willie Ley offers an article, "Space War", in which he interestingly suggest that rays, beams and other weapons of science-fiction "aren't half as deadly as a weapon we already have" (and that was 1939!). Regular departments, and of course plenty of interior b&w illustrations by a variety of artists - including Virgil Finlay, Edd Cartier and Willie ley - as well. Finlay's cover art is of Lester del Rey's story, "The Luck of Ignatz". A very scarce, seminal and intriguing piece from sci-fi history, in nice condition. See scans. L53 n

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        THE WIZARD OF OZ.

      London, Hutchinson, (1939).FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE (1939) of M.G.M. film edition IN DUSTWRAPPER, 230 x 170 mm, 9 x 6¾ inches, bound in the original publisher's paper boards with continuous extra colour illustration from the film over boards and spine, 208 pages. Original line illustrations by W.W. Denslow including 7 full page, plus 8 colour plates from the M.G.M. film of 1939 with Judy Garland. Of the colour plates, 4 are stills from the motion picture, the other 4 are publicity pictures with the characters in costume. Tiny bump to lower corner of upper cover, very slight wear to tail of spine, neat inscription dated 1941 on front endpaper, minute closed tear to margin edge of frontispiece, edges of title page lightly browned, final page slightly browned, edges of pages slightly foxed, occasionally just showing on edge of margins, otherwise very clean and bright. A near Fine copy in VG+ DUSTWRAPPER (dw: price clipped, slightly worn at head and tail of spine and corners with tiny chips, small chip to upper edge of lower panel 45 x 15 mm deep, (1¾" x ½"), tiny closed tear to lower edge of lower panel). On the dustjacket flap the publishers announce that the film is to be released in the U.K. in the autumn. No similar edition with coloured stills was published in the United States. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Finnegan's Wake

      Faber and Faber Limited, London 1939 - First edition, first printing. First published in Mcmxxxix stated on the copyright page. Book near fine, fore and tail edges untrimmed, slight foxing on paste-downs, end papers and last page, some very minor soiling on covers. Dust jacket very good, some repair along top edges and rear hinge (visible on inside of dj), some minor soiling, and minor foxing on inside of dj. Flap price 25s.net. Comes in custom-made slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ziegler, Philip

      ISBN 0-679-43298-1., London At War: 1939-1945.. Alfred A. Knopf, New York.. 372 Pages.. 55 Black/white photos on plates. Maps. List of Illustrations. Abbreviations Used In Text. Table Of Comparative Values. Introduction. Bibliography. Full Index. Jacket design by Megan Wilson./Hard Cover.. NON SMOKING STORE. My listing includes PHOTO OF ACTUAL BOOK for sale. Book looks NEVER READ. GIFT QUALITY. Book Interior AS NEW/ Boards Very Fine/ Dust Jacket Fine. Sewn binding. Rag edge pages. Boards and spine are black, lettering silver with PZ in silver embossed on front cover. Spine is straight, square, solid. Dust jacket is white, lettering black/grey, black/white photo front of the bombed-out library of Holland House, Kensington from Hulton Deutsch Collection. Dust jacket is NOT PRICE CLIPPED, is clean and white, no rips, no bent corners, no stains, no sunning, has a bit of faint yellowing near front and back edges of spine, has a few creases on free end of dj spine largest is 1/4 inch, no edge wear. Book boards and spine are flat, clean, bright, no rips, no bent corners, a small crease at top of spine back edge. Page edges clean, white. Inner end papers are white. Inside of book is tight, clean, bright, clear, flat. . World War II

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        C. P. Stacey

      The Canadian Army 1939-1945: An Official Historical Summary.. Edmond Cloutier, KingÕs Printer, Ottawa.. 354 Pages.. HAS CARD ÒWith The Compliments Of The Honourable Brooke Claxton, Minister of National Defence, Ottawa, CanadaÓ - this card is very slightly age darkened. MAPS are wonderful clear colour FOLD-OUT with several panels each. Illustrated with 12 paintings by Canadian Army War Artists. 15 colour Maps and 3 black/white maps drawn by Lieutenant C. C. J. Bond. Preface. Appendices. Index. List of Illustrations and Maps. Abbreviations./Hardcover.. NON SMOKING STORE. My listing includes PHOTO OF ACTUAL BOOK for sale. Looks as if READ ONCE VERY GENTLY. Book Interior NEAR FINE / Boards Near Fine / Dust Jacket Missing. Boards and spine are red cloth, lettering gilt, has a gilt coat of arms on front cover. Spine is straight, square, solid, bottom free end is folded under slightly, top free end has a few minor creases, text on spine has faded a bit but is still legible, has some minor edge wear to top and bottom spine edges which took off a bit of colour but did not tear the fibres of cloth binding. Book boards are flat, clean, bright, no rips, two slightly bent corners, four corner tips scuffed a bit, no sunning. Page edges slightly sunned. Inner end papers are white and onto them in front has been affixed a two-page colour map North West Europe 1939 - 1945 and this map has a 1 1/2 inch rip in the middle top edge. End papers in back are white and onto them has been affixed a two-page colour map The Central Mediterranean 1943 - 1945, which has a thin red squiggle line doodle on the back inside. The front hinge is a little loose but no pages are loose or missing. Inside of book is tight, clean, bright, clear, flat. Small bit of age darkening inside covers at binding and on edges of some pages. OwnerÕs name, date, small, in ink on ffep. & . World War II

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