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        Gloucester. A Shell Guide.

      Faber, London, 1939.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/Fair. First Edition, first printing of this most uncommon Shell Guide, the first new title issued in the series following Faber's take-over. 61pp. White boards with internal wire spiral binding. With a colour map and over sixty photographs including five contributed by John Betjeman. Cloth a little discoloured from handling and with some unsightly water-staining to base of upper and lower boards, also affecting the pastedowns, endpapers and a tiny portion of the base of the title page, although the remainder of the leaves are spared. Water-staining aside this is a nice, bright copy of an uncommon Shell Guide, complete with dust wrapper depicting a 19th century engraving of the interior of Gloucester Cathedral, dust marked, chipped with some loss to head and base of spine panel and tips of several corners, and with evidence of water-staining. This unfortunate staining aside, this is quite a crisp copy of one of the scarcest titles in the series.

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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        The Garden Party, and Other Stories.

      London; The Verona Press. [1939]. - Limited Edition, Number 135 of 1200 copies printed at the Officina Bodoni after a design by Hans Mardersteig. 4to. Absolutely fine in publisher's paper covered boards in fine dustwrapper. Slipcase with some splitting to base of spine panel. An absolutely impeccable copy of a beautiful piece of small press production. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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        Ho Hum, the Fisherman

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1939. New York: The Derrydale Press, 1939. First edition, no. 42 of 100 copies. 8vo. Illustrated with photographs. 47 pp. Original brown leatherette. Near fine copy. In half brown morocco and cloth clamshell box, with gilt emblematic Derrydale stamping. Bruns H73; Siegel 150; Frazier H-3-a . An engaging account of a marlin-fishing expedition out of Bimini and Cat Cay, privately printed for the author, and not for sale. "An extremely rare Derrydale ... a hard book to find." (Frazier). The author was a financier and philanthropist; his father co-founded the Wrigley and Harkness Company and was a major investor in the Standard Oil Company. William Hale Harkness graduated from Yale in 1922 and received a Harvard law degree in 1925. A member of numerous clubs and organizations, he was at one time vice president of the American Geographical Society and the Boys Club of New York. He also authored Temples and Topees, published by The Derrydale Press in 1936

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        Aus meiner Militärzeit. Fotonachlaß eines Luftwaffenoffiziers der Bodentruppe

      . 3 Leder-Alben mit 470 Bildern. Ausbildung und Westfeldzug (ca. 1939 - 1941). Quart-Querformat. - Militärisch seltene Aufnahmen von Schießausbildungen am Gewehr, Granatwerfer, Maschinengewehr, Flakgeschütz, Motorrad im Gelände, Motorradrennfahrt vor Zuschauern, Parade durch das Brandenburger Tor, Sportlicher Wettkampf, zerstörte französ. Panzer, Flugzeug, hohe Offiziere bis General, 2 Aufnahmen von Angehörigen der Schutz-Staffel -

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        Goodbye to Berlin

      The Hogarth Press, London, 1939. The Hogarth Press, London, 1939. First Edition, first printing. 317pp. Oatmeal cloth lettered in red at spine (as required for the first binding). Cloth a little sunned, tanned and marked in several places. Spine lettering and publisher's red stain at top edge a little faded. Some light browning to endpapers and two tiny blemishes to title page. Light superficial creases to the tips of a number of leaves. A very crisp and bright copy of Isherwood's desirable and justly celebrated collection of six short stories and novellas set in pre-Nazi Berlin and the inspiration for John van Druten's play I am a Camera and the award-winning musical Cabaret. Missing the very scarce dust wrapper. Four of these pieces had appeared in print previously, three in John Lehmann's anthology 'New Writing' and one, 'Sally Bowles', published as a separate volume by the Hogarth Press. "Brilliant sketches of a society in decay" - George Orwell. 3350 copies were printed.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        Aventures [hebdomadaire]. IVe année, 1939 - nn° 3 à 51

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

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        By the Shores of Silver Lake

      New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1939. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers,, 1939. With Pictures by Helen Sewell and Mildred Boyle. Octavo. Original buff cloth, titles to spine in red, titles and figurative decoration to front cover in red, pictorial endpapers, top edge buff. With the illustrated dust jacket. With colour frontispiece and numerous black and white drawings in text. Bookplate of Judith L. Dohm to front pastedown, small bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Spine slightly cocked, spine ends bumped, a small mark to rear cover, very light foxing to endpapers and rear flyleaf. An excellent copy in the price-clipped and lightly foxed jacket with toned spine, a small red mark to rear cover, a closed tear to front cover, and chipped extremities. First edition, first printing. The fifth of Wilder's Little House on the Prairie books.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        All the Brave. Preface by Ernest Hemingway. Text by Elliott Paul and Jay Allen

      New York: Modern Age Books, 1939. New York: Modern Age Books, 1939. (HEMINGWAY, ERNEST) First edition, Number 203 of 440 copies, signed by the artist. 4to. Four original lithographs & 62 full-page drawings by Luis Quantanilla, on full-page color plate laid in. In the original half cream calf and pictorial blue-gray cloth stamped in gilt. Spine very slightly scuffed and toned, in quarter blue morocco slipcase and chemise. Hanneman B34

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        Friendship

      Worcester: St. Onge, Achille J., 1939. Worcester: St. Onge, Achille J., 1939. 82pp. One of 950 copies printed at the Merrymount Press. This is the second book bearing St. Onge's imprint. With a frontispiece portrait of Emerson. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full russet morocco with gilt-framed decorations on both panels. A.e.g. A very fine copy in its original glassine wrapper, which shows some wrinkling and tears. (2 5/16 by 1 5/8; 60x40mm.).

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        Grosser Panther

      Karlsruhe Staatliche Majolika Manufaktur Karlsruhe 1939-1962, 2000. Entwurf Else Bach 1939; signiert am Sockel "E. Bach"; am Boden gemarkt Karlsruhe Nr. 5127; Lit.: Bachmayer/Schmitt, Karlsruher Majolika 1901 bis 2001, S. 129 f. Maße: Höhe 24 cm, Länge 54 cm Majolika Zustand: siehe Bild; nur geringe altersbedingte Alters-/Gebrauchsspuren; insgesamt alters-/gebrauchsgemäss gut erhalten. Else Bach (geb. 7. September 1899 in Heidelberg, gest. 25. April 1951 in Pforzheim) war eine deutsche Bildhauerin. Sie kam als junges Mädchen nach Pforzheim, wo sie 1935-1938 an der Kunstgewerbeschule ihre erste künstlerische Ausbildung erfuhr. Sie begann als Malerin, aber während der Ausbildung wurde ihr Interesse für plastisches Gestalten geweckt. Ihr wichtigster Lehrer wurde der Pforzheimer Bildhauer Emil Salm, bei den sie eine solide handwerkliche Ausbildung in verschiedenen Techniken der Bildhauerei erhielt. Else Bach unternahm viele Studienreisen im In- und Ausland. Auf der Weltausstellung in Paris 1938 erhielt eine später auch in Terrakotta ausgeführte Fohlengruppe aus Bronze den Grand Prix. Tierdarstellungen machen einen Großteil ihres Werkes aus. Das Reh "Bambi" dürfte ihre bekannteste Skulptur sein, ein Ergebnis ihrer intensiven Zusammenarbeit mit der Staatlichen Majolika-Manufaktur in Karlsruhe, für die sie neben Gartenkeramiken vor allem fast 50 charakteristische Tierplastiken, gelegentlich als aufwendige "Ehrengeschenke" mit Aktfiguren kombiniert, entwarf. Später machten dann Aktfiguren, Figurengruppen und Portraitbüsten einen größeren Anteil ihrer Arbeit aus. Ein Jahr nach ihrem Tod ehrte 1952 der Kunst und Kunstgewerbeverein Pforzheim Else Bach mit einer Ausstellung ihres künstlerischen Lebenswerks im Reuchlinhaus.

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        Wassergestein

      1939.. Folio Original-Rohrfederzeichnung über schwacher Bleistift Vorzeichnung auf Schoellers Parole Papier (mit Prägestempel rechts unten), links Titel "Wassergestein" in Bleistift sowie Signatur in Bleistift rechts unten "Rudolf Schlichter 1939" Gut erhalten, montiert und unter Passepartout. Verso in Rohrfeder "-260" notiert.. Seltenes Werk, vermutlich aus seiner Münchner Zeit, wo er ab 1939 wohnte und von dort aus dieses alpine Motiv "mitbrachte". Ein Teil seiner Arbeiten ist 1942 bei einem Bombenangriff worden. Von 1906 bis 1909 besuchte Schlichter (1890 Calw - München 1955) die Kunstgewerbeschule in Stuttgart; ab 1911 studierte er an der Kunstakademie in Karlsruhe. Schlichters Lehrer waren u. a. Wilhelm Trübner und Hans Thoma.

      [Bookseller: J.J. Heckenhauer e.K - Antiquariat seit ]
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        Franz Schuberts Symphonie in h-moll - ("Unvollendete") und ihr Geheimnis - Kleine Deutsche Musikbücherei - Band 1

      Konrad Triltsch Verlag, 1939.. 42 Seiten* mit ausklappb. Notenkarte. 8° Broschiert, kleinere Gebrauchsspuren, Papier etwas gebräunt, gutes Exemplar J71

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        D'Eneas - Eneide

      Frankfurt a.M., 1939.. . 2 Bl., 32 (unpaginert) handgeschriebene Seiten (Kalligraphie) mit einer handgemalten figürlichen Illustration. auf unbeschnittenem Bütten. OPergament mit handgemaltem Einbanddeckel. Vorsätze leicht stockfleckig, ansonsten sehr schönes Exemplar. Auf Wunsch senden wir Ihnen gern Bilder des Artikes im jpg-Format zu.Hinten im Buch steht: Bruchstück aus "Eneide" St. 9735-9845 von Heirich von Veldig nach dem Roman "D'Eneas" ca. 1184 aus dem Text von Otto Behaghel, Heilbronn, geschrieben von MK Neudold im Kriege 1939. Stempel: MK Neudold Frankfurt a.M. Handschriftliche Numerierung (Nr. 56) und Unterschrift MK Neudolds.

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        The Yearling

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York - 1939. Edition limited to 770 copies signed by Rawlings and Wyeth. Illustrated with color endpapers and 16 full-page color illustrations by Wyeth and with the two-page facsimile letter. This is the blue cloth issue, stamped in gilt and preserved in the publishers’ green paper-covered slipcase with a paper spine label. Slipcase with a bit of sunning at the edges, else a very fine, clean copy. Allen pp 215 - 216. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Literary Lion, ABAA]
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        Spiezer Bilder-Chronik 1485. Faksimile nach dem Original der Stadt- und Hochschulbibliothek Bern. Hrsg. von Hans Bloesch.

      Genf, Asper, 1939.. Folio. 90 Seiten Text und 344 teils farb. Tafeln. Schwerer Orig.-Pergamentband mit farbigem Deckelbild in Orig.-Pappschatulle.. *Erschien in 500 numerierten Exemplaren, hier das Exemplar No. 134. - Tadellose Erhaltung (druckfrisches Exemplar).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Braun]
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        Plakat - Rigi. Lithographie.

      Zürich, Kunstanstalt J. C. Müller, 1939. 100 x 70 cm, Zustand B (kleine Fehlstelle am unteren, Einriss 8 cm am oberen Rand) Preis in CHF: 1650.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        The Big Sleep

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, , 1939. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, , 1939. Octavo. Original orange cloth lettered in blue, top edge blue. With the dust jacket. Housed in a blue quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Light rubbing to extremities, slight dampstaining to bottom and fore edges of text block, faint tanning to endpapers, else bright and fresh. An excellent copy in a lightly rubbed jacket with very minor chipping and one small dampstain to rear panel. First edition, first printing, of Chandler's first book.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Sprüche und Wahrheiten. Gezeichnt von Olaf Gulbransson.

      Leipzig, Verlag Philipp Reclam jun., 1939.. 1. Auflage unpaginiert mit zahlreichen Zeichnungen von Olaf Gulbransson. 4°, gebundene Ausgabe, illustrierter Original Pappband.. mit Scutzumschlag, dieser gebräunt und an den Rändern berieben sowie mit einem fachännisch hinterlegten Einriss, die Seiten gebräunt, ansonsten das Buch sauber und frisch, auf dem Vortitel angedeutete Zeicnung mit Bleisift und persönlicher Widmung: "MEIN LIEBER SOLDAT FITUS ZU WEIHNACHTEN7 VON/ OLAF GULBRANSSON". Auf dem Innenteil des Umschlages weitere Bleistiftwidmung an Fitus. Olaf Leonhard Gulbransson (* 26. Mai 1873 in Christiania (später Oslo) - + 18. September 1958 auf dem Schererhof bei Tegernsee) war ein norwegischer Maler, Grafiker und Karikaturist. Internationale Bekanntheit erlangte er als Zeichner der Satirezeitschrift Simplicissimus. Bitte warten Sie nach Ihrer Bestellung unsere Vorausrechnung per E-Mail ab oder zahlen Sie per Paypal an info@signiertebuecher.de.

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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        'Lark Rise' First UK Edition 1939

      A first edition, first printing published by the Oxford University Press in 1939. The first book in the Candleford trilogy with illustrations by Lynton Lamb. A very good+ (or better) book with some spotting to the prelims and some spotting to the page edges. No inscriptions whatsoever. In a dust wrapper which has benefitted from some professional restoration to the spine and a little to the edges. Price clipped.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        The Wild Palms

      New York: Random House, 1939. New York: Random House,, 1939. Octavo. Original tan cloth, titles to spine and upper board in gold and green, top edge dyed green. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled and toned, boards a little toned, very lightly rubbed at extremities, small spot of dampstain to tail of spine, contents toned. A very good copy in the rubbed, chipped, and partially tanned jacket with a few closed tears. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Duane and the Art Murders.

      London: Cassell and Company Limited, 1939 - Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine in black. With the pictorial dust jacket. A superb copy in the nicked dust jacket. First UK edition, first impression. A review copy with the publisher's slip laid in. A detective novel in a Western setting and the follow up to Duane of the G-Men. Apparently no bandwagon was too full for Benton to jump on! [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Rezeptschatz. 1000 Rezepte für ehemal. Besucher der Destillateur-Fachschule. Gesammelt und zusammengestellt von A. Gotthardt-Hartmann

      Altenburg, Selbstverlag d. Verfassers, 1939.. Altenburg, Selbstverlag d. Verfassers, 1939.. Oktav (21 x 15 cm). Goldgepr. Org.-Ganzleinen (Vergoldung oxydiert) im Org.-Pappschuber (dieser berieben und bestoßen). 4 Bll., 532 S., 1 Bl., verlagsseitig durchgehend interfoliert zur handschriftlichen Ergänzung seitens der Besitzer. Buch selbst in tadellosem Zustand. Äußerst seltenes, im Selbstverlag des Verfassers erschienenes und offenbar nur an einen kleinen Kreis von Empfängern abgegebenes Rezeptbuch. - In nur 3 Bibliotheken weltweit nachweisbar, sämtliche in Deutschland: Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Leipzig, Landesbibliothek Wiesbaden, Deutsches Museum München. - Versammelt Rezepte für alle nur denkbaren geistigen Getränke, sämtliche mit präzisen Mengenangaben der teils sehr umfangreichen Zutaten (ein schmaler Auszug: Cholera-Bitter, Cagliostro, Roßbacher Ritter, Franzbranntwein, Eau de la Sultane Zaide, Rostopschin-Likör, Curacao triple sec, Englisch-Bitter, Morelluwka, Helgoländer Bitter usw.).

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        Cause for Alarm

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. New York: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1939. Octavo. Original pale green cloth, titles and zigzag pattern to spine, zigzag pattern to front cover and publisher's device to rear cover, all in red, top edge red. With the illustrated dust jacket. Very light fading to extremities, endpapers slightly tanned. An excellent copy in dust jacket with slightly rubbed and nicked extremities. First US edition, first printing of this classic spy thriller set in Fascist Italy. Originally published the previous year by Hodder & Stoughton in the UK.

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

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

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        The Seven Lady Godivas

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        African Heroes and Heroines

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

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        The Yearling. With Illustrations by N.C.Wyeth

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

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        Mike of Company D. With drawings by Paul Brown.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1939 - Ocatvo. Original green boards, spine and front board lettered and blocked in dark blue. Contents toned, in the jacket that has a few nicks to the extremities, a slightly toned spine, and a chip and short closed tear at head of the front flap. An excellent, bright, copy. Frontispiece and 31 illustrations. First edition, first printing. Story of a dog who worked his way into the affection of a US Army Company during the First World War. Both the author and illustrator were with the AEF.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Eight Lectures on Yoga, Being The Equinox Volume III., Number Four

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

      [Bookseller: GatesPastBooks]
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        The Masterpiece Guernica

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

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        Asien. Bd. II - Die Große Völkerkunde, Sitten, Gebräuche und Wesen fremder Völker. Dr. Hugo A. Bernatzik.

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

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        Focus 3

      Percy Lund Humphries & Co. Ltd, London 1939 - 112pp., + xii.pp. ads., Colour plate of Ben Nicholson abstract, and 33 b/w illustrations, plans, details. Number 3 Spring 1939 edition of scarce journal. Minor wear to covers, contents fine. Complete with original envelope. Articles include Sunila by Alvar Aalto; Are the poor always with us?, by William Smee; Test Case, by Mrs Borders; The Dangers and Advantages of Luxury, by Siegfried Giedion; Pre-Fabricated Timber Housing, by Cyril Sjöstrom; Aspects of ARP, by Felix Samuely; House at Dulwich, by David Goddard (Praxis); Architecture and the Painter, by J L Martin; Book Reviews; The A.A. Story 1936-1939. [cab 5/4] [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Breeding Your Own: How to Raise and Train Colts for pleasure and profit

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

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        Kasperle-Verse.

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

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        Eighd. Bleistiftzeichnung mit Signatur, dat. Wien am 1. März 1939. [ca. 20 x 15 cm.]

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

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        Madeline

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

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        Pigen i Ilden.

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

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        The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby / by Charles Dickens; with illustrations by Phiz

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

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        Freemasonry in Assam Being the History of the Bramahputra Lodge No 319. E.C. (1910-1938),

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

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        Angling in America. Its Early History and Literature

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

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        Aventures [hebdomadaire]. IVe année, 1939 - nn° 3 à 51.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Changing New York

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

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        The Grapes of Wrath

      New York, Viking Press, 1939. New York, Viking Press,, 1939. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, gilt edges., A fine copy. First edition, first printing.

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        The Seven Lady Godivas. Signed presentation copy

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

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