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        The Grapes of Wrath

      Viking Press, New York 1939 - First edition. Some darkening to the pastedowns, else near fine in a fair only but basically intact dustwrapper with the "first edition" slug intact on the front flap. The jacket is considerably tanned and rubbed, with small chips, most at the spinal extremities. With a small card Signed by Steinbeck laid in. Pulitzer Prize-winning classic of an Oklahoma family's migration to California during the Depression. Basis for the John Ford film featuring Henry Fonda as Tom Joad. Ford and Supporting Actress Jane Darwell won Academy Awards; Fonda was nominated but lost to Robert Donat in *Goodbye, Mr. Chips*. Steinbeck's masterpiece and literature's lasting testament to the Great Depression, it was singled-out in his citation for the Nobel Prize decades later. A reasonably decent copy with the first edition statement present on the front flap. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Grapes Of Wrath

      London; Heinemann; 1939; - 1st U.K. ed.; NF/VG+, a very nice copy of the elusive U.K. ed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Walt Barrie Rare Books]
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        Johnny Got His Gun (Signed First Edition)

      J. B. Lippincott, Philadelphia 1939 - First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper. Very Good plus lacking the scarce dust jacket. Light rubbing and bumping at the extremities, the crown is just beginning to fray, a few faint dampstains to the spine, and a tiny bruise to the top page edges. Presents quite well overall. Trumbo would go on to adapt his novel to film (as both screenwriter and director) over thirty years after its publication, in 1971. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        Johnny Got His Gun

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1939. 309 p. Yellow cloth with black lettering, red topstain. First edition, first printing. Near Fine condition. 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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Hotel del Monte menus - complete set of 12 menus, featuring the Jo Mora illustrations: Historical Pageant of the Monterey Peninsula.

      1939. 1939 - 12 stiff card menus, each single fold with outside dimensions of 10 x 4 3/4 inches, featuring a black and white cover illustration. Menu, information on the illustration and historical information on the Monterey Peninsula on the interior. Most menus in very good condition with occasional light soiling and some toning, a couple of 1 inch separations at upper and lower fold line, pencil notation on back of two menus; one menu in good condition with archivally mended 2 inch tears to upper left margin of both panels and adhesive residue on back panel; one menu in good condition with archivally mended 2 inch tears to lower right margin. This is the full set of images of Jo Mora's Historical Pageant of the Monterey Peninsula, commissioned by the Hotel del Monte, and here used as the cover illustrations for menus at the hotel, these dating to the time of the Golden Gate International Exposition. The titles of the scenes are: The Harbor of Refuge; The Month was December; California Began Here; Mother of the Missions; The Reward of the Pathfinder; To Live Long and Without Care; Trails the Caballeros Rode; Yankee vs. Caballero; Manana; Monterey Surrenders; Old Spain Still Lives; Heritage of a Romantic Past. A scarce set of these powerful illustrations of California history, which would be most impressive framed. All are dated 1939 except for, To Live Long and Without Care, which is dated 1938.

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        The Chinese Novel

      New York: The John Day Co., 1939 New York: The John Day Company, 1939. First Edition, signed by the author. Thin octavo, 59 pp. Black cloth binding with gilt imprinting, black and gold jacket. Fine book in Near Fine jacket showing only light peripheral wear. Unclipped, still bearing the $ 1.50 1939 price. The very scarce slipcase is also present, albeit with detached spine (see scan); the rest of the slipcase is Near Fine. One of Buck's scarcest. The Chinese Novel is Buck's Nobel Lecture delivered at the Swedish Academy upon winning the Nobel Prize for Literature. Buck, the first of just two American women to win the prize, points out the distinct nature of the Chinese novel, the quintessential grass-roots form which comes from and lives within the Chinese common people whose tea house and farming villages are the roots of the stories contained therein. She also predicted - correctly - that her own adherence to this form would cause her to fall out of the critical limelight, in time. With the slipcase, hard to replace. Provenance provided to purchaser. L17

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        Ask the Dust

      Stackpole Sons 1939 - Stackpole Sons, New York:, 1939. Hardcover. First Edition. The extremely scarce first printing of Fante's magnum opus. Advance review copy with review slip and publisher's promotional material laid in. Book is Fine, tight, square and unread. The dust jacket is Very Good+, complete and quite bright on the front and rear panels, but sunned on the spine. An attractive example of this scarce first issue jacket, correctly priced at $2.00 and only mentioning Wait Until Spring, Bandini. Published by Stackpole Sons in 1939, which then became embroiled in a lawsuit with Adolf Hitler over the unauthorized printing of Mein Kampf. Stackpole Sons spent the publicity money for the novel on the lawsuit, muffling public recognition of this work for many years. It is estimated that fewer than 3,000 copies of the first printing were sold. Touted as the greatest novel ever written about Los Angeles by Charles Bukowski among others, it is a largely autobiographical account of a young Fante coming West. Bukowski also credited Fante with inspiring his own writing career. Additional photos available upon request. Fine. Very Good +. Comes in a custom-made collector's clamshell case with leather spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Seven weeks after Hitler invaded Poland, Weizmann writes from London of his plans to travel to the Americas <I>?but of course it is premature to make any plans now with an ever changing crazy world ... one has to keep ones head now with all the horrible troubles in the world...?</I>

      Autograph Letter Signed ?Chaim? in English, two pages, 6? x 7.75?, front and verso. On ?The Dorchester Hotel / London? stationery, October 22, 1939. Uniformly lightly creased. Fine condition.In part, ?I assume that you have received my letter, also the £50 which I have sent for Feiwel. He had money until end of Oct. this should bring him up until January. Before I leave I propose to send him for another 5 months, because I believe I might not be back until end of March. Am leaving here about middle of Nov. and we shall probably visit both North & South A., also Canada. This ought to take me about 4 months with the journey ... but of course it is premature to make any plans now with an ever changing crazy world ... There is not very much new here. Michael has already left us; he is somewhere in England and will probably remain the best part of the winter. Benji may go any day and we old people are setting out on a long journey. I was very sorry to hear of your illness and I hope th

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        Miniature 1829 Almanac from the Library of President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed in his name and dated for him by Eleanor Roosevelt, with the original catalogue listing

      Miniature Book Signed ?F. D. Roosevelt/1939? by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt inside front cover, 28 pages, 1.75? x 3?, marbled wraps. Softcover. Lower right corner of front cover missing. ?Miniature/Almanac,/for the/Year of Our Lord/1829./Being first after Bissextile or Leap Year/Calculated for the/Meridian of Boston,/?Much in a Little.?? Boston: Published and sold wholesale and retail by Richardson & Lord, 133 Washington Street. AI #39604. Drake 3945. Present, tipped to the inside cover is the 5? x ½? typed catalogue description: ?MINIATURE ALMANAC (Boston) for 1829. Size 1 7/8 x 3 inches; original wrappers. $7.50.? Penciled in the upper left corner of the inside cover: ?$7.50.? Label, .75? x .5?, affixed to inside cover imprinted ?Library of/Franklin D. Roosevelt/No.,? with ink notations penned in unidentified hand, ?M 56? and, next to ?No.,? ?1120.? Notes on two pages headed ?Memoranda for 1829? probably by original owner. According to the FD

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        British & American Game Birds . . With a chapter on Shooting in America by Eugene Connett

      New York: Derrydale Press, 1939 - A very scare and desirable Derrydale First American edition, no. 57 of 125 copies on handmade paper signed by the artist, and with a pencilled remarque. 4to. 20 color plates after Philip Rickman. 48 pp. Original quarter pigskin and cloth, morocco spine label. Faintest rubbing at head of spine (tiny chipping to right edge of label), about a fine copy. Siegel 145; Frazier P-11-a [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Game in the Desert

      Derrydale Press, New York 1939 - First Edition. 4to., mottled green cloth gilt simulating snake skin; lettering to spine and upper board slightly dulled; small adhesive mark to flyleaf; minor wear to corner tips; very good indeed. First edition. One of 950 numbered copies printed, this copy number 30. Scarce presentation copy, inscribed in the year of publication by the author to conservationist Charles T. Church. Illustrated with photographs and with plates from drawings or paintings by T. J. Harter. O'Connor's first book on hunting. Lacks box as is often the case. Siegel 146. Hard Cover. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Long Shore. Foreword by Gordon Grand. Illustrations by Arthur D. Fuller

      New York: The Derrydale Press, [1939] - First Edition, One of 750 copies, this one marked "HH" on the box label and the colophon, and signed by the author. 12mo. Frontispiece and six full-page drawings of ducks, decoys, and hunters. xviii, [i], 1-108 pp. Full red morocco gilt, glassine jacket, original publisher's box with printed label on upper cover, uncut at fore and lower edges. Some very minor scattered foxing to initial three leaves. Some fading and rubbing to box, with some loss. Bookplate. An attractive copy. Siegel 151 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Changing New York

      E.P. Dutton, New York 1939 - First edition. Corners a little bumped, and a little soiling to the boards, else near fine in near fine dustwrapper with three old, small internal repairs, and some very small nicks and tears. A nice copy of this important book, probably the premier book of New York images. Parr and Badger, *The Photobook Volume 1*, p.141; Hasselblad. *The Open Book*, p. 130-131; Roth. *The Book of 101 Books*, p. 100-101. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Family Tree of John Field of Skelmanthorpe [Nr. Huddersfield] and Elizabeth Field.

      Halifax: Edward Mortimer; and Huddersfield: Netherwood Dalton, 1939 - 56. - Oblong 4to. A Collection of large folding pedigrees collected and printed over a large number of years bound together in full crushed morocco, inlaid and lettered in gilt. Loosely inserted are further corrections and additions on roneoed sheets. Not in Copac. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Spalicek narodnich pisni a rikadel. [Jan Sobota Bookbinding].

      Nakladatelstvi Melantrich A. S. v Praze [Prague]. In a handcrafted bookbinding: "The Little Block of Wood". 1939 - Size of the binding: 8 1/2 inches x 11 1/2 in x 4 3/4 in. (thick: at the fore-edge) (290 x 220 mm). Half-title; decorative title-page in red and black; introduction by Dr. Emanuel Svoboda. xx, pp. [1]-306, including alphabetical title listings; reproduces black & white Ales drawings (1874-1909), with decorative texts in Czech. The entire text is in Czech. In a handcrafted, sculptural design bookbinding, entitled: "The Little Block of Wood", created by Czech born bookbinder, Jan Sobota in 1982, and exhibited at Frantiskovy Lazne, Czechoslovakia, in 1982, and at the Guild of Bookworkers Exhibition in 1987. The book is shaped like a wedge of wood cut from a round of tree trunk, with the wood-grained leather on the edges, and leather to resemble bark on the covers, with the author's initials: MA, carved in the front cover. Japanese paper flyleaves, suede doublures; a wedge-shaped box-binding sculpture, covered with tan and brown reverse sheepskin over relief abstract shapes. Calf edges blind tooled to resemble wood grain. In a gray, textured, cloth-covered slipcase, with inner, felt lined partitions, angled to hold the wedge-shaped book. The top and botton edges of the right side of the slipcase show splitting to the top edge, and partial splitting to the bottom edge. The book is in fine condition. Weight: 8 lbs. Postage is extra on this item. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Last Poems and Two Plays by William Butler Yeats. Limited Edition. Cuala Press

      The Cuala Press/Elizabeth Corbet Yeats, Dublin 1939 - 59pp. Includes: The Death of Cuchulain; Purgatory; The Black Tower; John Kinsella's Lament for Mrs Mary Moore. VG : in very good condition with glassine wrapper and in clear protective wraps.Glassine wrap edge-chipped. Some pages uncut Quarter cloth spines on blue papered boards [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Decisive Battles: Their Influence upon History and Civilization

      London: Eyre and Spottiswoode,, 1939-40. Vol. I. From Alexander the Great to Frederick the Great. Vol. II. From Napoleon the First to General Franco. 2 volumes, octavo. Original red cloth, spines lettered in gilt, top edge red. With the dust jackets. 53 full-page maps and plans. An excellent set with minor foxing, in the bright jackets, with a few chips to the extremities of Vol II. First edition. Extremely uncommon. Both volumes inscribed by the author to his mother (Vol I dated 11.11.1939, and Vol II dated 19.3.1940). It was subsequently given to her other son, Walter, and noted in his handwriting below the inscription: "A. W. J. Fuller from Mother." The large part of this edition was destroyed in the Blitz, which was stroke of good fortune for Fuller&#39;s reputation as the text has been described by Anthony Trythall, Fuller&#39;s first biographer and a far from hostile witness, as "shrill Fascist special pleading." Fuller was able to "prune it of Fascist encrustation" (Brian Holden Reid in ODNB), and expand it in the 50s, in the process turning it into "the major work on which his reputation as a historian must rest&#133; thenceforward he was able to bask in the sunshine of a prophet restored to honour in his own country&#133;" (Michael Carver in DNB) From the library of Col. Roderick &#39;Rory&#39; Macleod with his ownership inscriptions to the front free endpapers and upper panels of the jackets.

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        Four papers on packaging and industrial design from the Journal of the Royal Society of Arts.

      London, RSA, 1939-59 - Octavo. Half vellum on marbled boards, title gilt longitudinally to the spine, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Very good. Half-tone illustrations to the text. Attractively bound volume comprising four articles by Gray extracted from the journal of the RSA over a twenty year period. Inscribed by the author to his wife on the front free endpaper, "To Gnade with all my love,Milner 1959". The papers are; "The History and Development of Packaging"(26 pages with illustrations, 5 May, 1939); "The Industrial Designer and Consumer Goods" (17 pages, 8 April 1949); "The Creative Urge" (6 pages, one illustration, 25 November 1955); "Packaging Progress" (19 pages with illustrations, August 1959). Milner Gray trained initially at Goldsmith's, spent the First World War in the Royal Engineers School of Camouflage, and in 1921 established "with fellow students Charles Bassett and his brother Henry&#151;the Bassett&#150;Gray Group of Artists and Writers, effectively the first British multi-disciplinary design consultancy. The group's complement of freelance creators included Gray's lifelong friend Graham Sutherland and, later, Misha Black" (ODNB). In 1930 he founded the Society of Industrial Artists (SIA), which he "came to regard as his lifetime's achievement". In 1938 he was elected Royal Designer for Industry, and in 1940 chosen to head the Ministry of Information's exhibitions branch. Post-war he was a founder member of the Design Research Unit which "soon began its ground-breaking work in a field which became a dominating factor in commerce over the next four decades: corporate identity establishing a co-ordinated visual style across the full range of items, from printed material to vehicles, by which a company presented itself to the world." Early clients included Rolex, Ilford, and British Rail. Gray was subsequently involved "branding" the Festival of Britain, the Coronation, and the Queen's Jubilee in 1977. "In his professional life Gray did much to set the standards for designers for most of the twentieth century. His own designs&#151;which embraced, from the early 1930s, bottles, cookware, table china, furniture, and even the Ascot gold cup, as well as graphics, exhibition design, and packaging&#151;were always immaculate, combining craftsmanship and deep respect for materials On a personal level he was a delightful companion, with an irreverent wit, and a formidable mimic Gray continued to 'enjoy weak health' until he died, aged ninety-seven [in]1997. At his own wish, he was cremated without ceremony or witnesses, apart from his wife who had been his unfailing support in life and work for sixty-three years."

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        THE GARDEN PARTY and Other Stories

      The Verona Press 1939 - First edition of this collection. Number 506 of 1200 copies printed at the Officina Bodoni after a design by Hans Mardersteig. Original green patterned linen covered boards with red title label, in grey dustwrapper printed in green, complete with numbered card slipcase. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper, with a small scratch to the spine, in a very good slipcase with some edge wear. A superb copy. Illustrated with sixteen original colour lithographs by Marie Laurencin. The first edition of this collection, its contents differing from those of the collection of the same name published in 1922. The publisher's note states that, "This special limited edition aims at presenting in one volume the best stories written by Katherine Mansfield at every stage in her career". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        The Garden Party and Other Stories

      The Verona Press London, Oxford 1939 - This book, designed by Hans Marderseig, was printed in the autumn of 1939 at the Officina Bodoni, Verona, In Centaur type. The paper was made by Enrico Magnani, Pescia. The stones from which the coloured lithographs were printed have been ground. The edition consist of twelve hundred numbered copies of which Nos. 1-30 were signed. This copy is number 352. In original pictorial cloth with red label to the spine. Dust-wrapper in fine condition with additional transparent jacket. In original cloth numbered slipcase. Size: Large 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE GENTLE PEOPLE A Brooklyn Fable.

      Random House (1939)., New York: - First edition of his second book, a play. INSCRIBED to a drama critic at The New Yorker: "To Edith Oliver, for 'Madison Avenue Bus Driver.'/ -Irwin Shaw." The play, directed by Harold Clurman, featured Sam Jaffe, Franchot Tone, Karl Malden, Sylvia Sidney, and Lee J. Cobb. Fine in dust jacket with edgewear and minor chipping. A presentable copy and hard to find inscribed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE GARDEN PARTY AND OTHER STORIES

      Verona Press, London 1939 - 315 pages. This is number 1054 of the edition limited to 1200 numbered copies. 16 stunning colour lithographs by Marie Laurencin. Original dust jacket fine with minimal wear to edges, fine short closed tear to the edge of the spine, not price-clipped, now attractively presented in a loose-fitting clear archival sleeve. Decorative green cloth binding with a red spine label fine with bright gilt. Designed by Hans Mardersteig and printed at the Officina Bodoni, Verona the contents is fresh, clean and tight, light ink inscription to the front blank, fore-edge and bottom page edges uncut, no foxing. A fine bright copy. Interesting publishing history in that it was printed before the second world war but held up in Italy during the war and not released until 1947. [Kirkpatrick D6-- bibliographer states: "Though printed in 1939, the Second World War delayed publication until 1947"] Size: 4to (19 x 26cm) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Night Rider.

      Houghton, Mifflin Company, Boston, 1939 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to upper board and spine in red. With the dust jacket. Contents a little toned, cloth lightly tanned at the edges, very good in the lightly rubbed dust jacket with a tear and some loss at the top of the spine panel. First Edition, First Printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "To Marie & Ted with all love Red Warren Memphis April 1940" [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Mein Kampf

      MUNCHEN 1939 - Text in German Two Volumes Bound in One, Quarter Bound Leather , Leather is Ruffed, Brown Paper Over Boards, spine hinges splitting internally, gutters professionally reinforced with tape, spine has one inch tears to top and bottom, otherwise a pretty tight copy DATE PUBLISHED: 1939 EDITION: 781 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MEIN KAMPF

      Zentralverlag Der NSDAP, Franz Eher Nachf - München. 1939. Holandesa. XXVI+3h+781Pág+6h. 20X13. Clasica Obra de Hitler del 1939 con muy buenos acabados. Excelente. Ref 4.4 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Portrait etching of Freud. No. 12 of 50", signed in pencil by the artist, J. Hansegger.

      1939 - [Freud, Sigmund (1856-1939).] Hansegger, John (b. 1908). Portrait etching of Freud, probably after a 1939 photograph. No. 12 of 50, numbered and signed by the artist. 448 x 336 mm. (plate size 316 x 245 mm). Paper flaw in lower left corner, otherwise very good. First state, and rare. The portrait is a head and shoulders view of Freud in old age. The Swiss artist Hansegger, a member of Paul Klee's "Allianz" group, was known for his portraits. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        LE OCCASIONI.:

      Einaudi,, Milano 1939 - (Codice PT0478) In 8º (21,5x13,5 cm) 105(2) pp. Prima edizione, cfr. Gambetti Vezzosi, 550. Brossura editoriale illustrata con incisione di Francesco Menzio. Ottimo, freschissimo volume. Euro 1150 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA ~ Tutti i libri subito disponibili. Descrizioni precise, consegna rapida con imballaggio solido. All books are in stock in fine conditions or described meticulously. Very safe packaging ~

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        Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel.

      Houghton Mifflin, Boston 1939 - First edition of this children's classic with the date of 1939 on the copyright page. Oblong quarto, original tan cloth. Signed "greetings from Virginia Lee Burton" on the half title page. An excellent near fine copy in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Most desirable signed by the author. "Taking her cue from her small sons, Aristides and Michael, Burton chose subjects that would intrigue children. Mary Ann, the steam shovel (Burton's books) have heroes and heroines children can understand and enjoy, ingenious and satisfactory endings and lively illustrations. The books survive because they exhibit so effectively the elements most basic to children's literature" (Silvey, 109-10). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        CAPTAIN SLAUGHTERBOARD DROPS ANCHOR

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

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        PAPERMAKING BY HAND IN INDIA.

      New York Pyson Printers 1939 - First Edition and one of 370 copies only signed by Dard Hunter and Elmer Adler, the publisher. Illustrated with eighty-four photogravure plates and twenty-seven tipped-in specimen pages. 4to (11 7/2" x 9"), publisher&#146;s original smooth black cloth spine over Indian patterned cloth boards. Housed in a quarter leather clamshell box, the spine with raised bands and lettering in gilt. A very fine copy, beautifully preserved A VERY FINE COPY OF THIS IMPORTANT WORK BY DARD HUNTER. This is one of 370 copies only and is signed by both Dard Hunter and his publisher, Elmer Adler. On a spring day in 1911, Dard Hunter wandered into the London Science museum and saw the hand papermaking and type-founding exhibits. The equipment for these crafts - papermaking moulds, watermarks, steel punches, copper matrices, and hand-held typecasting moulds - inspired Hunter to learn more about these centuries-old crafts. Hunter finally realized his dream and established a commercial hand papermaking mill in Lime Rock, Connecticut. In 1930 the first paper was made\. While in operation, the mill provided Hunter with enough handmade paper for many of his later limited edition books but, due largely to the Great Depression the mill was closed in 1933. While Hunter never again started another commercial paper mill, he spent the rest of his life pursuing the investigation of making paper by hand throughout the world and would share this knowledge through his books written on the subject. Beyond the significance of his books, one of Hunter&#146;s greatest accomplishments was the establishment of the Dard Hunter Paper Museum. Originally housed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, it now comprises most of the collection of the Robert C. Williams American Museum of Papermaking located at the Institute of Paper Science and Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Papermaking by Hand In India.

      New York: Pyson Printers. 1939 - Limited edition. No. 363 of 370 copies, signed by Hunter and by the publisher Elmer Adler. Measures 9 in. x 11 ½ in.,129 pp., illustrated with b/w photos. Includes an index. Black leather spine and hinges, with gilt titling and blue dividing lines on the spine. Floral paper over boards. 24 examples of paper tipped in at the back of the book. Loosely inserted is the prospectus for the book. In a slipcase covered with brown paper, with title and author printed and &#147;No. 363&#148; hand-written in black ink on the spine. An exceptionally fine copy. Weighs 3.5 lbs. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Pale Horse, Pale Rider. Three Short Novels.

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1939 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to upper board and spine in black. With the dust jacket. Spine tanned, with light spotting to covers and endpapers. A very good copy, internally fresh, in the somewhat rubbed and marked jacket. First edition thus, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Katherine Anne, September 25, 1965, Washington D.C., with love". With the ownership signature of the poet Barbara Howes, and the bookplate of Howes and her husband William Jay Smith, sometime United States poet laureate. Contains, loosely inserted, a holograph letter signed (dated 14 May 1965) from the author thanking them for her birthday poem and asking them to come and visit her in Washington because "I am not well and cannot go out". It is assumed that the poem mentioned is William Jay Smith's "A friend laughing: a rose for Katherine Anne Porter", published (27 June 1965) in the Washington Star in celebration of Porter's 75th birthday, and that this book was inscribed for the couple when they came to visit her in Washington. A charming document of a close literary friendship. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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