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        The Hobbit or There and Back Again

      George Allen & Unwin, London 1939 - A first edition, second impression copy in original dustwrapper, both in very good condition. Green cloth boards, black titles and borders; edges very faintly browned, two tiny marks back fore-edge. Dustwrapper unclipped, "Second Impression" lower front flap; quite heavily foxed on inner surface but only faintly apparent on paler areas of outer surface, slight edgewear with small closed tear lower front forecorner. (See images). Top text block edges green, all edges slightly browned plus scattered foxing. Endpapers slightly browned, a little very faint foxing to half-title and upper corner of title pages. Otherwise internally unmarked; no inscriptions. 310pp + [2pp] adverts at rear; map eps, 4 colour and 9 b&w illus. Copyright page states "First published in 1937 / Second impression 1937". A well preserved copy of the scarce second printing of Tolkien's now classic tale, complete with its original dustwrapper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Oxfam Books Harrogate]
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        The Happy End (Introduction). Typescript introduction, published as "The Happy Road". [And:] Original Typescript Foreword by Kenneth Roberts

      New York: Harold Ober, 40 East 49th Street, [1939] - The introduction and foreword to the volume of sporting stories by the only best-selling author associated with the press (DERRYDALE PRESS) Published by the Derrydale Press in 1939. 8vo. Submission copy from agent, with typewritten title page, 49 pp., typed rectos only. Foreword by Roberts, 3 pp., signed by him in pencil on the last page. Black brad-bound wrappers. Agent's label on front cover. Provenance: Eugene V. Connett, publisher of the Derrydale Press; Don Frazier [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Wall Street under Oath:

      New York: Simon and Schuster,, 1939. the Story of our modern Money Changers. Octavo. Original dark blue cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt, top edge red, dark beige endpapers. Spine sunned and with gilding somewhat faded, minor wear to head of spine and top corners. Otherwise an excellent copy. First edition, first printing. An American lawyer, Ferdinand Pecora (1882-1971) served as chief counsel to the Banking and Currency Committee; his importance for the committee's work investigating banking and securities fraud was such that the hearings held between February 1933 and June 1934 became known as the 'Pecora Wall Street Investigation'. "The investigation led to the resignation of the president of National City Bank in New York; revealed that J. P. Morgan, Jr., had paid no income taxes in 1930-31; and caused Chase Manhattan Bank to separate its banking and securities activities" (Pedersen, The FDR Years, p. 206). Pecora's findings also contributed to several acts, including the Glass-Steagall Banking Act (1933), the Securities Act (1933), the Securities and Exchange Act (1934), and the Public Utility Holding Act (1935). Larson calls it "an influential book but not always objective in its presentation of the case or in its judgments.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Les chemins de la mer -

      Bernard Grasset 1939 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-8 322 pp. Couverture beige rempliée avec une vignette centrale. Intérieur très frais avec infimes piqûres claires sur les marges. Non rogné. En bon état. Collection "Le Trentenaire", n°VII. EDITION ORIGINALE. Un des 46 exemplaires sur vélin d'Arches spécialement imprimé pour Madame Edouard Bourdet. Enrichi d'un long envoi autographe de l'auteur. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie KOEGUI]
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        THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER

      Limited Editions Club, Cambridge 1939 - Octavo (6-1/4" x 9-1/2") bound in full blue denim with a paper spine label. Edited with an introduction by Bernard DeVoto. Designed by C. P. Rollins. Illustrated with 70 drawings by Thomas Hart Benton. Copy #509 of 1500 copies SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. Laid in is a piece of LEC ephemera we have not previously encountered: a First Day Cover specially made for the Club and postmarked Hannibal, MO on 13 February 1940 with a printed description on the envelope. Fine in a Near Fine slipcase with the bottom edge neatly tape repaired [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        In the Teeth of the Evidence and Other Stories.

      Victor Gollancz, London. 1939 - First edition. Octavo. 286 pages. Original black cloth lettered in red. Lord Peter Wimsey, Montague Egg and others make their appearance. Prelims a little spotted. Very good indeed in the very scarce, very good dustwrapper which is a bit darkened at the spine, slightly marked in places and nicked and rubbed at the edges with a single closed tear, of 1 cm, at tail of lower hinge. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        The Rescue Flight

      Published by Oxford University Press, Amen House, London First Edition . 1939. - First edition hard back binding in publisher's original scarlet cloth covers, black lettering and two aeroplanes to the spine, black lettering and biplane flying through the sun to the upper panel, top edge red. 8vo true first edition 1.9 inches thick 7½'' x 5¼'' with 256 printed pages of text. Colour frontispiece and six monochrome illustrations throughout. Ten listed stories by W. E. Johns to the book start with The Camels are Coming and end with Biggles Flies North. A little brown ghosting to the end papers, foxing to the closed page edges and end papers. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition original first edition dust wrapper with only minor rubbing, spine colours not sun faded. Nine Oxford W. E. Johns listed books to the rear start with Biggles Flies East and end with Biggles Flies North, not price clipped 3/6. Dust wrapper protected. We currently hold in stock over 200 other books by this author. Member of the P.B.F.A. JOHNS, Captain W. E. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA Member]
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        Blohm & Voss 1933 - 1939 ( Firmenfestschrift ) sowie beiliegend das Jahrbuch: 1940 ( zweimal vorhanden ) - 1941 - 1942

      Hamburg, Als Manuskript gedruckt; Kasper, 1939.. ( Erscheinungszeitraum 1939 - 1943 ) Hier die seltene Firmenschrift des Jahres 1939 mit einem Rückblick auf die Jahre 1933-1939 sowie beiliegend 4 der überaus seltenen Jahrbücher der Werft die nur für den internen Gebrauch bestimmt waren. Mit 48 Seiten und zahlreichen schwarz-weißen Abbildungen und Illustrationen. Das Jahrbuch 1940 ( das zweimal vorhanden ist ) mit 40 Seiten und zahlreichen schwarz-weißen Abbildungen / Das Jahrbuch 1941 mt 40 Seiten und etlichen schwarz-weißen Abbildungen und Illustrationen / Das Jahrbuch 1942 mit 32 Seiten und einigen schwarz-weißen Illustrationen.Bis auf das letzte Jahrbuch jeweils in OKarton mit montiertem Deckelbild, 4° ( 32 x 23 cm / das Jahrbuch 1941 mit 30 x 21 cm ) - das Jahrbuch 1942 in illustrierter OBroschur, 4° ( 31 x 23,5 cm ), verlegt bei Kasper, Berlin - Amsterdam. Mit jeweils zahlreichen Beiträgen zur Leistung der Werft, dem Arbeitsleben, neuesten technischen Errungenschaften, Bauten der Werft, Werftleben, Schiffsbau, Flugzeugbau ( u.a.Seefernerkunder BV 138 ), technische Detailfragen usw.. Einbände teils etwas fleckig, der Jahresband 1942 im Einband beschädigt, Rückdeckel hier lose. Innen meist sauber und von guter Erhaltung. ( Zusammen 5 Hefte ) - sehr selten - ( Gesamtgewicht 900 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

      [Bookseller: Buchhandlung & Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Hot Iconography

      Paris: Edité par "Hot Jazz",, 1939. Premier Album de Dessins. Folio (459 × 313 mm) Original cream card wraps, printed in red, inner wrap printed on calque paper, title and imprint to the upper, and contents listing to the lower wrap. Housed in black calf-backed box. 15 lithographs printed white on black in simulation of chalk drawings, 14 of them 340 × 295 mm, one of them - Orchestre Ellington - folding 340 × 590 mm, titled black on black. Outer card wraps slightly soiled and with some evidence of damping to the lower, both sets of wraps with a few short edge-splits no loss, those in the card wraps professionally restored. Overall very good. First and only edition. Such a fragile, and cool - so cool that it is indeed hot - French production. Delaunay was the son of the artists Robert and Sonia Delaunay, and began as a commercial artist, but a visit in 1933 to a jam session at the original Hot Club de France premises in the cellar of the the record shop La Boîte à Musique changed his career, "To describe the impression I got from this very first jazz concert ever to reach my ears remains utterly impossible." Thereafter he became one of the greatest patrons and promoters of jazz in France. This collection of portraits of the greats - Armstrong, Ellington, Coleman Hawkins, and Django - and some of the lesser lights of jazz - Bernard Addison, Herman Chittison, Garnet Clark, Booker Pittman, and Freddy Taylor - was compiled from the sketches he made sitting alongside the bandstands of the clubs of pre-War Paris. Interestingly, Delaunay has included two portraits of the great African-American contralto Marian Anderson, who toured Europe through the early and mid-30s in order to escape the racist restraints on her career in America, building a considerable reputation in advance of her eventual fame in her home country. She was known to include spirituals in her concert performances, and was certainly an icon for black artists of all kinds , surely more than justifying her appearance here. Extremely uncommon, no other copy traced

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Tales of a Sportsman's Wife. [With:] Tales of a Sportsman's Wife. Shooting. [With:] Tales of a Sportsman's Wife. Fishing

      [Boston]: Privately Printed [by D.B. Updike, The Merrymount Press, December 1936, 1937 & 1939] - All inscribed to Lois Shaw from Marjorie Prescott First editions, each one of 150 copies. 8vo. Two etchings signed by the author/artist in pencil at the bottom right in the first volume, 2 more unsigned in the second and none in the third. 18; 57, [3]; 79, [3] pp. Three quarters cloth and Cockerel marbled boards, spines sunned, else fine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        THE PLAYS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: THE COMEDIES, HISTORIES & TRAGEDIES: 37 volumes

      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1939-40. Hardcover. Lovely, Fine set, the spines bright and clean, in remarkable condition. Arthur Rackham; Eric Gill; Robert Gibbings; Frans Masereel; Jean Charlot. Thirty-seven folio (8-3/4" x 13") volumes bound in gold-stamped half natural buckram, top edges gilt, with the paper sides, printed in four colors. Edited by Herbert Farjeon, who created the Nonesuch edition text of Shakespeare, to restore the original typographic style and spelling; typography planned and production supervised by Bruce Rogers. Each of the 37 volumes is illustrated by one of the world's leading book artists including Arthur Rackham, Eric Gill, Robert Gibbings, Jean Charlot, and Frans Masereel. Media include wood engravings and lithographs with some hand coloring. An attempt to "produce a text such as Shakespeare himself might have passed for the printer had he personally read the proofs," and surely one of the most beautiful editions, if not the most beautiful edition, of Shakespeare ever produced. Each volume is copy #509 of 1950 copies issued unsigned. Included are the Commentaries for each play, never folded in this case, the note issued by the club on the container available for the set, which few people it seems bothered to get and which is not present here, and the folio leather volume TEN YEARS AND WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: A SURVEY OF THE PUBLISHING ACTIVITIES OF THE LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB FROM OCTOBER 1929 TO OCTOBER 1940 with its printed paper wrap-around band, not previously seen by us. The covers reproduce a patterned wall painting uncovered under many layers of wallpaper in a room in an old house in Oxford that belonged to John Davenant where Shakespeare spent nights on his annual journey to Warwickshire. When one looks at the outside of one of these books, one probably sees the very design Shakespeare saw waking after a long night of talking and drinking with Davenant who was a vintner.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

      Faber, London, 1939. First Edition, first printing of Eliot's celebrated collection of feline verse. Tall 8vo. 45pp. Yellow cloth lettered in red at spine and with an author-designed red-stamped illustration to upper board. Just a trace of light spotting to endpapers and cloth just a little dust marked with a small stain to the base of the spine. A lovely crisp copy in price-clipped dust wrapper, tanned at spine panel, with a little uneven discolouration to front and rear panels and a tiny fraction of loss to head of spine panel and the tip of a single corner. Fourteen poems.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good.

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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        PALE HORSE, PALE RIDER. THREE SHORT NOVELS

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1939). First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper with a taped tear at the bottom of the rear panel and sunning to the spine. Porter's second book containing the title novel, "Old Mortality," and the much anthologized "Noon Wine." SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper "in Atlanta" on 22 April 1939.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Onward Jewish Soldiers

      Los Angeles: Anti-Communist Federation of America, 1939. First Edition. Broadside. Very Good. First Edition. Broadside. A truly rare handbill produced by the Anti-Communist Federation of America, an organization which had little to do with anti-Communism but was instead a virulently anti-Semitic group allied with the German American Bund. Both organizations aggressively counter-attacked the Jewish boycott of Germany in the U.S. that began in 1933 following Adolph Hitler's appointment as Chancellor. (In March 1933, the American Jewish Congress and Jewish War Veterans--and later, the Jewish Labor Committee--began a series of highly publicized rallies in New York and seventy other cities calling for an American boycott of German goods and services.) While the Bund focused its efforts against Jewish influence in the government, the Federation attacked Hollywood. On Washington's Birthday in 1939, the Federation--in concert with the infamous Bund rally at Madison Square Gardens--launched its propaganda attack in Los Angeles. Among the literature provided for distribution were two different handbills, "Boycott the Movies" and "Onward Jewish Soldiers!" The caricatures featured on both would have been right at home in Julius Streicher's "Der Sturmer" newspaper. While "Boycott" attacked Hollywood as "the Sodom and Gomorrha where International Jewry controls Vice, Dope, [and] Gambling [and] where young gentile girls are raped," "Onward" featured a cartoon drawing of four ne'er do well soldiers with large hook-noses wearing Star of David shoulder patches and carrying a Star-of-David flag.The text of the handbill contains a satirical "resolution" for the United States to form an all Jewish Army to "Give the Jews a chance . . . If They want War against Germany, let Them fight, While We Attend To Our People, Our Problems, and Our Nation." One point of the resolution calls for "leading Jews" in Hollywood (including Eddy Cantor, Walter Winchell, Jack Benny, George Burns, Paul Muni, Edward G. Robinson, the Marx Brothers, and the Ritz Brothers) to be commissioned to lead this force. These handbills are almost never seen outside of institutions, and the few institutional examples are usually in poor condition. This handbill is complete with no rips, tears, or missing pieces. It is clean with only a few small, light smudges. There are creases from where it was once folded in eighths.

      [Bookseller: Read 'Em Again Books, ABAA]
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        Nissen vom Beatenberg aus. Oel auf Leinwand.

      1939 - 1939. Bildgrösse: 73x110 cm. Unten rechts signiert und datiert. Gerahmt 85x122 cm. Rückseitig bezeichnet. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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        THE KING'S STILTS (IN SCARCE FIRST STATE DUST JACKET)

      Random House 1939 - First edition, First Printing of THE KING¿S STILTS. Near fine first edition book in the extremely scarce original first state unclipped dust jacket. The pinnacle piece of a Dr. Seuss collection and the most difficult to locate (perhaps once a decade), in a First State dust jacket. First edition points for the jacket are: The King¿s scarf is NOT solid red as it otherwise appears in all later printings. Instead his scarf is speckled red. The rear flap has the adverb for Bomba and the price on the jacket is $1.50 on in the inner front flap. The books is in the large red boards with the large yellow titles to the front. This book in the true original FIRST STATE dust jacket is arguably the most scarce of all the Dr. Seuss titles having shown availability for sale perhaps once per decade. This example is in immaculate condition, appearing as unread with pages that are so crisp and bright that the book appears to have gone through a time machine. The book was acquired accompanied with a signed note from Dr. Seuss¿s personal stationary. Due to the crisp condition of the book, we can only speculate that the book was perhaps gifted along with the personal note which would explain why it appears as unread. First edition points for the jacket are: The King¿s scarf is NOT solid red as it otherwise appears in all later printings. Instead his scarf is speckled red. The rear flap has the adverb for Bomba and the price on the jacket is $1.50 on in the inner front flap. The books is in the large red boards with the large yellow titles to the front. Stunning, vibrant fresh, clean crisp unrestored book, with boards still retaining all the lustrous sheen (no doubt the result of having always been in the dust jacket). The book has sharp corners with one small rear bump, and no edgewear. The end papers are perfect fresh, bright condition being bright vibrant red with no names, no book plates, no inscriptions, and no stains. Small pencil number code to the front end paper corner. The internal pages are fresh clean, BRIGHT and SUPPLE with no age toning. The crisp pages have no handling marks, no stains, no foxing, no writing, no scribbles and no stains. The page corners are still sharp and the book literally appears as unread (quite scarce condition for a children¿s book!) Please see detailed images.We suspect due to the condition of the book's boards and pages that the book quite probably was gifted and was never read and placed in a protected place. The original first edition, FIRST STATE dust jacket is in beautiful near fine condition having benefited from some restoration by an expert paper conservator limited to restoring a chip and an intact tear to the rear panel. The jacket is stunning with no chips, no rip, no chips, no stains, no foxing and no edgewear. Touch of slight rubbing to the spine. The dust jacket is NOT price clipped and has a stated price of $1.50 to the front flap with the $1.25 price to the rear flap with the adverb for Bomba. Please see the many images. The king stilts is one of Dr. Seuss¿s books very large format book (approximately 9¿ x 12¿). A very handsome, near fine clean crisp example of this title presenting very well with the extremely scarce stunning first state jacket. This is a once in a decade piece and the pinnacle book for a Dr. Seuss collection in stunning condition! ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for other Dr. Seuss listings and original artwork by Dr. Seuss [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meier And Sons Rare Books]
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        Fraternity

      Paris and New York: , 1939. Translation by Louis Aragon. Octavo. Original self wrappers. With the original board chemise, lacking the slipcase. Housed in a quarter green morocco clamshell box by the Chelsea Bindery. Illustrated with 9 loose engravings on full-sheet Montval handmade paper with deckle-edges preserved. Each signed in pencil lower right by the artist. With the original tissue gauards. Wrappers and contents in excellent condition, chemise split to spine. First edition, first printing. Limited to 101 numbered copies plus 12 hors-commerce signed by Spender, Aragon and each of the 9 artist's. Text in English and French. Compiled to protest against the rise of fascism in Europe. The engravings were printed by Atelier 17 and Henri Hecht.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        <div>A fascinating several hundred page archive of German-Jewish refugee Guido Ansbacher, a personal friend of Albert Einstein - who signs a personal recommendation to allow Ansbacher\'s emigration to the United States less than three months before Germany invaded Poland in September 1939. Ansbacher\'s papers also feature correspondence to Eleanor Roosevelt, and original poetry evoking the plight of Jewish refugees from the Nazis.<br></div>

      Typed Letter Signed, \"A. Einstein,\" 1 page, 8.5\" x 11\", [Princeton], May 16, 1939, marked \"Copy!\" in pencil at top center, in German to the American Consulate General in Zurich recommending the immigration application of Guido Ansbacher, an Italian born German-Jewish banker residing in Berlin and family friend. Einstein signed the carbon copy and forwarded it to Ansbacher for his records. Offered together with the financial and personal papers of Guido Ansbacher (b. 1880), consisting of hundreds of pages of material, including a poem addressed to Eleanor Roosevelt. Einstein\'s letter bears file holes at left margin, two paperclip marks at top left corner, light folds, else fine condition. The balance of the archive is in overall very good to fine condition. Einstein writes, in full: \"Ich erlaube mir hiermit, Herrn Guido Ansbacher, Lugano, Hotel Adler, für die Immigration nach U.S.A. aufe Wärmate zu emphehlen. Herr Ansbacher ist

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Pablo Picasso signs a limited edition retrospective of his World War II Era work

      Book Signed \"Picasso\", in pencil, on the limitation page. Harriet and Sidney Janis\' \"Picasso / The Recent Years / 1939 - 1946\". (Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York, 1947), vii, 211pages, 4to, with 135 illustrated plates, bound in cloth titled boards. Limited Edition, 121 of 350 signed copies. Some rubbing and wear to boards, light scattered foxing to some pages. Although Picasso was deemed a \"degenerate\" artist by the Nazis, the artist remained in France throughout the German occupation. For much of the war he lived in Paris, avoiding most people except for his closest confidants in the French underground.

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Ask The Dust

      New York: Stackpole, 1939. First edition. Hardcover. Very good or better in a very good unclipped dust jacket, with the jacket showing the usual toning to the spine, a 1 inch closed tear to the upper front panel at mid, slight chipping to the jacket spine at crown, very slight edgewear, soiling. No markings or inscriptions. A solid copy of this elusive, uncommon, genuine highlight in modern American fiction.

      [Bookseller: John Kehoe, Bookseller ABAA]
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        The World is Round

      William R. Scott, Inc, 1939. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: William & Scott, 1939. Signed limited first edition, one of 350 unnumbered copies signed by both Gertrude Stein and Clement Hurd. In original paper-covered boards with the "First Edition" statement on the copyright page, lacking the slip case. In About Very Good condition. Staining to front board, with toning, rubbing, edge wear and a small ink squiggle to the rear board. Toning to front end paper, light offsetting to rear. Contents are clean. Signed by both the author and illustrator, a nice copy overall.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Pinocchio

      New York: Random House,, 1939. Based on the story by Collodi. Illustrated with scenes from the Walt Disney motion picture. Quarto. Original printed pictorial boards, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Colour illustrations throughout by the Walt Disney Studio. Ownership inscription to the title page which extends into the title text, an excellent copy in bright jacket with light wear to extremities and shallow chipping to top end of spine. First edition. A wonderful Disney illustrated version of this tale.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Number of neutrons Liberated in the Nuclear Fission of Uranium" in Nature 143, no. 3625, April 22, 1939, p. 680

      - FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS of the first solid evidence that neutron multiplication is large enough (3.5) to creat a chain reaction, thus profiding "indirect proof of the neutron multiplication accompanying the fission of uranium nuclei after neutron capture" (Printing and the Mind of Man, 422). Halban, Joliot, and Kowarski reported that several free neutrons are released for each uranium that splits. Their experiments "recognized that under suitable conditions such secondary neutrons might in turn induce fission in other nuclei, setting in motion a chain reaction capable of sustaining itself until the uranium was entirely consumed" (Sikme, Lise Meitner: A Life in Physics, 261). The "experiments raised the prospect that fission might be used to generate immense quantities of energy" (ibid). CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Macmillan. 4to. (10.5 x 7.5 inches; 262 x 188mm). Original paper wraps with very slight remnants of creases within. Clean and bright inside and out.

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
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        La double maîtresse.

      Paris, L. Carteret, 1939. - In-4°, 432p. Edition limitée à 200 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin de Rives. Illustré de 43 gouaches, dont 23 hors texte, de F. de Marliave. Très bel exemplaire habillé d'une reliure parfaitement établie signée Kaufmann. Reliure plein maroquin rouge à longs grains, dos à faux-nerfs, entrenerfs ornés de caissons dorés, premier plat frappé d'une armoirie dorée, contreplats en velin vert avec encadrements dorés, filet sur coupes, tête dorée, couverture et dos conservés, sous étui bordé doublé de velours. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Le Cabinet d'Amateur]
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        Frijoles Canyon Pictographs Recorded In woodcuts And Hand Printed By Gustave Baumann. With Foreword By Alfred Vincent Kidder. Typography by Willard Clark. Hand-Made Case by Hazel Dreis

      Santa Fe, New Mexico, : Writers&#39; Editions, Inc., 1939. First edition not the reprint. 500 copies printed in Sante Fe. This is a variant as the limitation stated is 500 copies not 480 copies. I know of no other copy with this limitation. A presentaion copy in green ink from Gustave Baumann which reads: To Sandia School for happy visits to Frijoles Canyon. Gus Baumann, Oct. 2-------41. Presentation inscription is on the blank side of the color woodcut frontispiece. . Decorated cloth over boards. Endpapers are woodcuts depicting Frijoles Canyon. Printed labels on front cover and spine. . Faint stamps of the Manzano Day School on each of the front endpapers. Affixed to the interior of the back board is a plain library book pocket. The stamps and the book pocket would normally be expertly removed but in this case, the exception proves the rule, they have been kept as they show the provenance from the school which received this gift in 1941 from Gustave Baumann. Fine as to contents and binding. . Tall 8vo. [46 pp. ]. 1 folding four page wood cut signed by the artist, 2 double page wood cuts, 20 full page wood cuts. 2 black and white tail pieces. The exact number of woodcuts varies depending on how you count them. If one counts each woodcut then there are 30 altogether. This book is published by Writers&#39; Editions, Inc., a cooperative group of writers living in the Southwest, who believe that regional publication should foster the growth of American art and literature".

      [Bookseller: Richard L. Press, Fine and Scholarly Boo]
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        Onward Jewish Soldiers

      Los Angeles: Anti-Communist Federation of America, 1939. First Edition. Broadside. Very Good. First Edition. Broadside. A truly rare handbill produced by the Anti-Communist Federation of America, an organization which had little to do with anti-Communism but was instead a virulently anti-Semitic group allied with the German American Bund. Both organizations aggressively counter-attacked the Jewish boycott of Germany in the U.S. that began in 1933 following Adolph Hitler&#39;s appointment as Chancellor. (In March 1933, the American Jewish Congress and Jewish War Veterans--and later, the Jewish Labor Committee--began a series of highly publicized rallies in New York and seventy other cities calling for an American boycott of German goods and services.) While the Bund focused its efforts against Jewish influence in the government, the Federation attacked Hollywood. On Washington&#39;s Birthday in 1939, the Federation--in concert with the infamous Bund rally at Madison Square Gardens--launched its propaganda attack in Los Angeles. Among the literature provided for distribution were two different handbills, "Boycott the Movies" and "Onward Jewish Soldiers!" The caricatures featured on both would have been right at home in Julius Streicher&#39;s "Der Sturmer" newspaper. While "Boycott" attacked Hollywood as "the Sodom and Gomorrha where International Jewry controls Vice, Dope, [and] Gambling [and] where young gentile girls are raped," "Onward" featured a cartoon drawing of four ne&#39;er do well soldiers with large hook-noses wearing Star of David shoulder patches and carrying a Star-of-David flag.The text of the handbill contains a satirical "resolution" for the United States to form an all Jewish Army to "Give the Jews a chance . . . If They want War against Germany, let Them fight, While We Attend To Our People, Our Problems, and Our Nation." One point of the resolution calls for "leading Jews" in Hollywood (including Eddy Cantor, Walter Winchell, Jack Benny, George Burns, Paul Muni, Edward G. Robinson, the Marx Brothers, and the Ritz Brothers) to be commissioned to lead this force. These handbills are almost never seen outside of institutions, and the few institutional examples are usually in poor condition. This handbill is complete with no rips, tears, or missing pieces. It is clean with only a few small, light smudges. There are creases from where it was once folded in eighths.

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        The Grapes of Wrath

      NY, Viking, 1939, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. His masterpiece and winner of the Pulitzer Prize in the correct first issue dust jacket as illustrated by Elmer Hader, this is an Author Presentation/Association Copy being inscribed to Vincent Sheean ("For Vincent Sheean/John Steinbeck"), Sheean was a published author as well as a newspaper reporter who was a favorite drinking buddy of Ernest Hemingway and who had a knack of being in the right place at the right time for news events, he is mentioned in a Hemingway-related story in Jack Benson&#39;s biography of Steinbeck (The True Adventures of John Steinbeck, Writer), below Steinbeck&#39;s inscription Sheean has written "Although it is signed to me, Mr. Steinbeck/intended this book to go for/the Spanish intellectuals/in exile--/Vincent Sheean," signed presentation copies of The Grapes of Wrath are scarce, Goldstone & Payne A12a, see Morrow 106. Very good indeed, now housed in a custom clamshell case.

      [Bookseller: James M. Dourgarian, Bookman]
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        The World Is Round

      New York: William Scott, 1939. First. hardcover. fine. Illustrated by Clement Hurd. Printed on a deep-rose pink paper with the type in blue and the illustrations by Clement Hurd in blue and white. Thin 4to, handsomely rebound in 1/2 purple morocco, marbled boards.New York: William Scott, (1939). First Edition. Fine. Signed on the fly leaf by both Stein & Hurd.

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        An American Exodus

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1939. First edition. Very good or better in a slightly less than very good unclipped, second issue dust jacket, with the jacket showing light to moderate edgewear, chipping, particularly along the folds and to the spine at crown. A very slight amount of wear to the cloth at the spine at crown but negligible. Light foxing, spotting to the first few pages of text, but no markings or inscriptions. A servicable (if not a ruggedly charming) copy of this title, featured in every photography book survey (Roth, Parr, Open Book) and certainly one of Lange&#39;s most important and enduring efforts.

      [Bookseller: John Kehoe, Bookseller ABAA]
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        Lions and Shadows

      Lions and Shadows An Education in the Twenties. Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press in 1939. First edition, first impression. Edges a little dusty, otherwise VG+ first state blue cloth with black lettering to the spine in VG unclipped dustwrapper (by Robert Medley) which is worn to the extremeties. One of 3,580 copies printed [Woolmer 431] The title \"Lions and Shadows\" was also that of Isherwood\'s first and never-to-be pblished novel.Published: The Hogarth Press, 1938

      [Bookseller: Roy Turner Books]
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        Arbeiter-Delegierte und die Sieger aus dem Reichsberufswettkampf als Gäste der Reichsregierung in Berlin, 1. Mai 1939. Mit 20 Original-Fotografien in einer Faltmappe.,

      Berlin, Eigenverlag, 1939 - 20 Original-Fotos ( ca. 13,0 x 18,0 cm) in schwarzweiß montiert auf braunem mamoriertem Karton., Die Faltmappe ist gering berieben, sonst seltenes und gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Die Abbildungen enthalten u.a. die Reichskanzlei, Aufmärsche, Kundgebungen, einen Festakt usw. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1200 ca. 25,0 cm x 21,0 cm. brauner OKarton mit einerm Deckelbild als Medaille gearbeitet zum Reichsberufswettkampf am 1. Mai 1939., [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Arbeiter-Delegierte und die Sieger aus dem Reichsberufswettkampf als Gäste der Reichsregierung in Berlin, 1. Mai 1939. Mit 20 Original-Fotografien in einer Faltmappe.

      Berlin, Eigenverlag, 1939.. 20 Original-Fotos ( ca. 13,0 x 18,0 cm) in schwarzweiß montiert auf braunem mamoriertem Karton., ca. 25,0 cm x 21,0 cm. brauner OKarton mit einerm Deckelbild als Medaille gearbeitet zum Reichsberufswettkampf am 1. Mai 1939.,. Die Faltmappe ist gering berieben, sonst seltenes und gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Die Abbildungen enthalten u.a. die Reichskanzlei, Aufmärsche, Kundgebungen, einen Festakt usw.

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        Über den Nachweis und das Verhalten her bei der Bestrahlung des Urans mittels Neutronen entstehenden Erdalkalimetalle" & "Nachweis weiterer aktiver Bruchstücke bei der Uranspaltung" & "Über die Bruchstüke beim Zerplatzen des Urans" & "Zur Frage nach der Existenz der Trans-Urane" & "Weitere Spaltprodukte aus der Bestrahlung des Urans mit Neutronen" in Die Naturwissenschaften, Volume 27, 1939

      - FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING OF THE SEMINAL PAPERS THAT TOGETHER CONSTITUTE THE FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT OF NUCLEAR FISSION. In the first of these 5 papers, Hahn and Strassmann complete experiments in which they had observed barium isotopes as the result of bombardment of uranium with neutrons. On the evidence of these experiments, the two then concluded in "Ueber den Nachweis" that the uranium nucleus had "?burst' into atomic nuclei of medium weight. This was the discovery of nuclear fission. Their radiochemical results showed irrefutable proof that uranium had been split into fragments consisting of lighter elements. While Hahn and Strassmann discovered fission reaction, they didn't fully understand what they had discovered. In the coming years, Lise Meitner would provide an explanation of what Hahn and Strassmann had seen. In December 1938, when Hahn and Strassmann looked for transuranium elements in a uranium sample that had been bombarded with neutrons, they found traces of barium. The barium was detected by the use of an organic barium salt constructed by Wilhelm Traube, a Jewish chemist who was later arrested and murdered despite Hahn's efforts to save him. On the evidence of the decisive experiment on 17 December 1938 (the celebrated "radium-barium-mesothorium-fractionation"), Otto Hahn concluded that the uranium nucleus had "burst" into atomic nuclei of medium weight. This was the discovery of nuclear fission. On 22 December 1938, Hahn and Fritz Strassmann sent a manuscript to Naturwissenschaften ("Uber den Nachweis und das Verhalten der bei der Bestrahlung des Urans mittles Neutronen entstehenden Erdalkalimetalle" offered here) reporting their radiochemical results, which were the irrefutable proof that the uranium had been split into fragments consisting of lighter elements. Of this discovery, Meitner later wrote: "The discovery of nuclear fission by Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann opened up a new era in human history. It seems to me that what makes the science behind this discovery so remarkable is that it was achieved by purely chemical means" (Wikipedia). CONDITION & DETAILS: Berlin: Springer. Die Naturwissenschaften, Volume 27, 1939. Quarto (10.75 x 7.75 inches; 269 x 194mm). 862pp. Full volume bound in black cloth over marbled paper. Very slight scuffing to the marbled paper and bumping of the edge tips. Gilt lettered at the spine. Clean and bright inside and out. Very good condition.

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        Group of pamphlets issued by IBM&#39;s Endicott plant

      1939-1945. <p>IBM. (1) A visit to the Endicott plant of the International Business Machines Corporation. 31pp. Endicott, NY: Press of International Business Machines Corp., 1938. 228 x 154 mm. Original printed wrappers. (2) IBM factory training school 1939-1940. 34, [2]pp. Endicott, NY: International Business Machines Corporation Educational Department, 1939. 215 x 142 mm. Original printed wrappers, slightly soiled. Stamp on front wrapper. (3) Facts about our factory. 30, [2]pp. Text illustrations. Endicott, NY: International Business Machines Corporation, 1939. 239 x 154 mm. Original printed wrappers. Small rust-marks on a few leaves. (4) Guide manual. 55pp. 3 folding diagrams. Endicott, NY: International Business Machines Corporation, 1940. 224 x 150 mm. Original printed wrappers, spine a bit worn. (5) Employes&#146; manual. 37, [3]pp. Endicott, NY: International Business Machines Corporation, 1943. 230 x 155 mm. Original printed wrappers, slightly soiled. Stamp on front wrapper. (6) Shop terms. Prepared by the Department of Education, International Business Machines Corporation. 106pp. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1945. 192 x 134 mm. Original printed wrappers. Together 6 items. Library of Congress duplicate stamp on back wrappers and perforated library stamp on several leaves, pencil notations on four of the pamphlets. Very good.</p> <p>First Editions of these scarce informational pamphlets issued by IBM during the period just before the invention of the electronic computer, when the company dominated the market for punch-card tabulators and other calculating and data-processing machines. The pamphlets give a glimpse into IBM&#146;s corporate culture during this time: The company maintained a training school for workers at its Endicott factory, as well as a research library, on-site medical department, country club (complete with two golf courses, a bowling alley and a pistol range) and music room for the company-sponsored band, orchestra and glee clubs. IBM also offered tours of its Endicott plant; the Guide Manual listed as no. (4) includes maps of the factory with tour routes and points of interest indicated.</p>

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        The Local

      Cassell and Co. Ltd, London, 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Edward Ardizzone. Size: Octavo (standard book size). .. Boards lightly marked and rubbed ( see images).Contents clean and crisp with no defects of note. Illustrator: Edward Ardizzone. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Inventory No: 15271..

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        THE BIG SLEEP

      Alfred A. Knopf, 1939., 1939. First edition. Author&#39;s first book. Fine, bright square copy with top edge dark blue and un-faded in dust jacket with a tiny (1/8") closed tear to top edge of rear panel and a tiny (1/8") closed tear and one inch wrinkle to bottom edge of the rear panel. A Haycraft/Queen Cornerstone mystery novel and an exceptional copy. Made into two films of the same name, in 1946 starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, and in 1978 starring Robert Mitchum and Sarah Miles. Housed in a two-tone quarter leather and cloth clam shell case with a leather label on the spine and the titles stamped in gold gilt.

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