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        Finnegans Wake.

      London, Faber and Faber Limited, (1939). Orig. red cloth in very fine condition. Orig. red and yellow dust-jacket with a few tears to extremities. Small piece (ab. 1 cm) lacking at top of front wrapper and about the same at top of back wrapper. Minor loss of paper to top capital, far from affecting lettering. A nice, not price-clipped copy. First (blank) leaf and last two leaves browned (due to a loosely laid in leaf of a newspaper), otherwise internally near mint. Uncut.. First edition. This masterpiece by one of the greatest modern writers is probably the most celebrated as well as least read of Joyce's works. He spent 16 years writing it, and rarely, if not never, has a work of English literature been so debated and written about before its appearance as this one. "The book which would be the most important event of any season in which it appeared." (Front flap)

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        A Book On Duck Shooting

      Philadelphia: The Penn Publishing Company, 1939. A LIMITED FIRST EDITION, 99 COPIES SPECIALLY MADE FOR THE AUTHOR AND SIGNED BY HIM AND THE ILLUSTRATOR, #71/99.. Lacks slipcase, extra suite of plates not included. 540pp, bound in full goat leather, with gilt bright, color illustration mounted on front cover, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers, printed by Plimpton Press. Binding and hinges tight, NO OWNERSHIP MARKINGS, NOR LABELS. Illustrated throughout. Front cover shows a nibbled corner, with slight corner nibbling to first 135 pages.. BOOK SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Hunt, Lynn Bogue. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        A Book on Duck Shooting

      Philadelphia: Penn Pub, 1939. Limited Edition.. Leather hardback with pictorial label. . Very good condition./No dust jacket.. Color and Black and White Illustrations by Lynn Bogue Hunt. No. 33 of 99 copies specially made for the author and signed by him and the artist.Slipcase unevenly faded and slightly edgeworn. Bookplate. Cover has wear to head of spine and along joints. Does not include suite of extra plates. * * * Selling books of merit since 1988. * * * Prompt, Professional Service. Satisfaction Guaranteed. * * *

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      London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1939. Royal8vo. Original red cloth with gilt title in original priceclipped, somewhat worn, but still presentable jacket (see picture). [viii], 628 pp. Preliminary blank and final three text pages browned. Inside clean, with untrimmed pages and overall a very well preserved, attractive copy. More photos available upon request.. First trade edition. From the collection of Danish photographer Keld Helmer-Petersen - not inscribed

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        Peter Pan and Wendy. With Illustrations by E. Blampied

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1939., 1939. First Blampied Illustrated Edition. 4to. Bound in recent dark blue full morocco with gilt titles to spine, decorative gilt rule to boards, marbled end papers, all edges gtilt. With 12 tipped in plates in colour with entitled tissue guards and 17 black and white plates. Slight specs of foxing to first and last couple of pages. A fine copy in a superb recent binding.

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        The Grapes of Wrath

      VIKING PRESS 1939 APRIL, NEW YORK - tan cloth hardcover with heavy soiling, , endpages yellowed, hinges slightly loose, the dust jacket is very nice with small tear/chips to top and bottom of spine, covered in mylar protective cover. The colors of the dust jacket are bright and vivid; dust jacket price $2.75, DATE PUBLISHED: 1939 APRIL EDITION: FIRST ED 619 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Five Miles High: The Story of an Attack on the Second Highest Mountain in the World by the Members of the First American Karakoram Expedition

      - 1939 Dodd, Mead, NY, 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 381, photo frontis, 36 bw photos, fldg chart, appendices, map eps, red cloth; dj w/ large chip to front, edge chips, unclipped, good, cloth bright w/ sharp corners, name of J. Ladd on half-title, fine. ----- With the Very Scarce Dust Jacket ----- This is the classic story of the 1938 First American Karakoram Expedition to K2. This small team made a tremendous attempt on the mountain and nearly reached the summit, paving the way for subsequent expeditions. This is a beautiful copy, with the scarce jacket, of an important and scarce work in the original edition. Neate B58. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Phantom No. 5

      Australia: King Feature's Sydnicate. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1939. First Edition. Softcover. Bookseller's ink stamp to rear wrapper and at margin of page three. Staples rusted. Some staining to front wrapper. 3/4" tear at edge of front wrapper. ; 68 pages (including wrappers). Printed paper wrappers. Page dimensions: 277mm x 220mm. "A Thrilling Picture Story Reprinted From The Australian Womans Mirror." Includes: A Lapse Of Memory, The Golden Circle, and Diana And The Fifth Column.; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

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        The Grapes of Wrath

      New York: The Viking Press, 1939. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good. A Very Good + copy of the first edition, first printing (slightly askew, some darkening to the front gutter, small bit of shelf soil to the leading edge, and a small push to the bottom, of the closed page block's bottom, some surface scratching to the top of the closed page block) in a Very Good spine-toned first issue dust jacket priced at $2.75 and "First Edition" printed on the front flap's bottom corner (some wear to the spine ends and board corners, light chipping to the spine head with some loss at the top of the "T" and one bar of the "H" in "THE"). John Steinbeck won the Pulitzer Prize for "The Grapes of Wrath" and won the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception". In awarding the Prize to Steinbeck, Anders Österling, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy, described "The Grapes of Wrath" as "...the great work that is principally associated with Steinbeck's name, the epic chronicle The Grapes of Wrath (1939). This is the story of the emigration to California which was forced upon a group of people from Oklahoma through unemployment and abuse of power. This tragic episode in the social history of the United States inspired in Steinbeck a poignant description of the experiences of one particular farmer and his family during their endless, heartbreaking journey to a new home." A Very Good copy of John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning magnum opus.

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        World Wonders. A Pictorial Map

      Winchester, MA.: Ernest Dudley Chase.. 1939.. Sepia-tone poster, pictorial / pictographic map, image 18 x 24 inches (46 x 61 cm) on sheet 19 x 25 inches. professionally mounted on linen (one short tear at upper right edge now barely visible). Signed by Ernest Dudley Chase in pencil at lower left. An exquisitely detailed, handsome and informative map showing the world on Mercator's projection with little pictographs and vignette illustrations showing famous places, people and events, current and past, from around the world. At the lower centre are depicted the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. .

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        A Pictorial Map of the New England States, U.S.A

      Winchester, MA.: Ernest Dudley Chase.. Copyright 1939.. Map, printed color, 23 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches, on sheet size 25 x 19 inches. Very good condition. Signed in pencil at lower left margin. Lightly toned panel at upper edge of sheet (from original rolling in a tube - NOT AS NOTICEABLE AS IT APPEARS ON THE DIGITAL IMAGE), single pinhole in each corner, very good condition. A scarce map of the New England states, densely populated with Chase's finely drawn pictographs of places and activities. Three corners are filled with vignette images of important buildings and landmarks; vignette images of the state houses of the six states embellish the border. Designed and Drawn by Ernest Dudley Chase of Winchester, Mass. .

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      New York:: Farrar & Rinehart. (1939). First edition. A Tecumseh Fox mystery. Bookplate on front endpaper, otherwise very good with only minor cover wear; in dust jacket with chipping on corners, closed tears and creases, but still attractive.

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      Bourke-White, Margaret. Original silver-chloride photograph, 6 1/2 x 5 inches, mounted to heavy card stock, 9 1/2 x 6 inches, with the following printed caption; "Circumstances have delayed us, but we hope this card reaches you very soon. Erskine Caldwell/ Margaret Bourke-White." There is slight creasing to the card stock, else a very good and tonally rich print. Margaret Bourke-White and Erskine Caldwell collaborated on several books. They were married in 1939 and divorced in 1942. They issued this card for Christmas, we believe, in 1941. It is pictured in THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE, edited by Sean Callahan on page 15, with the caption dating it as 1940. In the photograph, chalked to the side of the train car is 1941. Also, a copy of this card was sold at Swann Galleries in October of 1997; the catalog entry dates it as 1941 (Inscribed , $7,475).

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        LE NUITS CHAUDES DU CAP FRANCAIS. Roman. Suivi d'une étude inédits de Gérard-Gailly. Signé

      Paris: George Briffaut,, 1939 [H. Bellair] Rebell, Huges. LE NUITS CHAUDES DU CAP FRANCAIS. Roman. Suivi d'une étude inédits de Gérard-Gailly. Paris: George Briffaut, 1939. in-8. 209, xxxvii pp. Broché. Couverture illustrée en couleurs. Jolie édition illustrée de 19 lithographies originales en coleurs hors-texte [don't une couverture] de H. Bellair et de quelques lithographies en coleurs dans le texte. Un des 168 ex. Num. sur vélin de Rives et, de ceux-ci, un des 18 premiers ex. [ex. No. 1] contenant une suite en coleurs des hors-texte avec remarques; une suite en noir avec remarques; deux planches avec 3 cuis-de-lampe, une en noir, l'autre en couleurs; une triple suite de 4 planches libre supplémentaires, en coleurs avec remarques et en noir; un dessin original colorié sur papier calque ayant servi à l'illustration p.200. Examplaire exceptionnel. $1250. Signed by Illustrator. 1st Edition. Illus. by H. Bellair.

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        An American Exodus: A Record of Human Erosion

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1939. First edition. Hardcover. One of the best books to come out of the FSA experience, that show the grim resolve and the conditions in the late 1930's dust bowl. Text by Taylor and powerful black and white images by Lange. An about very good copy with some minor spotting to the boards in an about very good second issue dust jacket that has some wear and small chips to the spine ends, edges and corners and some foxing to the verso. Still, a very presentable copy of this classic. (Roth 102-103, Parr & Badger v1, 142-143)

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      Faber & Faber/ Viking Press, 1939 - First edition, limited issue. Number 62 of 425 numbered copies SIGNED by Joyce. The poorly made slipcase usually shows up in bad condition, if at all, but this one is in nice shape with only light soiling, bottom panel a little darkened, and light, minor stain to back panel. A fine copy in nearly fine slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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 3/4 pink morocco, marbled boards, t.e.g. New York: William Scott, (1939). First Edition. Fine. Signed on the fly leaf by both Stein & Hurd.

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        Christ My Refuge [WIth Original Violet Oakley Artwork for Cover Design]

      Boston: Trustees of the Will of Mary Baker Eddy, 1939. First edition. With original two-part separation art work (pen and ink) design and lettering for the cover of the book consisting of two onion skin leaves, each with different pen and ink renditions: one containing the whole blocked design (tipped onto a card backing) which is the red printing; and another loose sheet with only partial drawing which is the gilt overlay design). Book in original glassine dust wrapper and original paper box. Illuminations throughout in full color by Violet Oaklley. A scarce and interesting offering.

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        Anne of Ingleside (Signed)

      Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1939 Original bright blue cloth on boards. DJ missing lower right corner and pieces head and foot of spine. Front flap separated but present. No taping or other repairs. This was the last book published in the author's lifetime. Signed, "Yours cordially, L.M. Montgomery" on first free endpaper. No other writing. Lower front corner bumped. Since this book is on consignment, our usual discounts do not apply. 323 pp.

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        Lizzie Borden. A Study in Conjecture (Signed)

      New York: Longmans, Green and Co., 1939. First edition / First printing.. Hardcover.. A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket.. Octavo. A wonderful psychological study with speculation about the motives behind the infamous murders. ~Author's original signature, written in vintage fountain pen ink on a 3" x 4" piece of paper, laid-in. ~A near fine copy in a lightly rubbed dust jacket with light wear to spine ends and extremeties. Previous owner, Ken Souza (former editor of The Lizzie Borden Quarterly), initials in pencil at top of half-title page. ~Extremely scarce to find the jacket in this condition, if at all. A superb presentation of this book.

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        DOUBLE DEATH. A Detective Story.

      London: Victor Gollancz 1939 - First edition, first printing. Original black cloth with orange titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. With two maps of the scene of the crime. A very good copy, the binding a little rubbed and bumped to the extremities. The contents are clean throughout, with a previous owner?s name to the front free endpaper and some spotting of the text block edge, visible when the book is closed. Complete with the very good rubbed, nicked and darkened dustwrapper which has small chips at the spine tips. Correctly priced 7/6net to the spine. Rare in dustwrapper. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Über den Nachweis und das Verhalten der bei der Bestrahlung des Urans mittels Neutronen entstehenden Erdalkalimetalle (and 5 further articles)

      Berlin: Julius Springer, 1939 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. In: Die Naturwissenschaften. Vol. 27. Berlin, J. Springer, 1939. 4to (27:20,5 cm). With numerous illustrations in text; xviii, 862 pp. Title-leaf with library- and deaccession-stamp. Later cloth-backed boards. ---- <br><br> PMM 422 (b); Poggendorff VIIa/2, 356 & 4, 568; Norman 963 Anm. - First printing of Hahn and Straßmann&#39;s famous paper on the discovery of nuclear fission. "In 1938 Hahn and Strassmann had demonstrated the presence of radioactive barium, lanthanum and cerium among the products of neutron bombardment of uranium, an observation that seemed to contradict all previous experiences of nuclear physics. The two men announced their puzzling findings in a paper, &#39;Ueber den Nachweis und das Verhalten...&#39;, published in &#39;Naturwissenschaften&#39; on 6 January 1939" (Norman). - Entire volume, comprising 5 other papers by Hahn and Straßmann. --- Erstdruck des berühmten Artikels vom 6. Januar 1939, in dem Otto Hahn und Fritz Straßmann von ihrer Entdeckung der Kernspaltung berichten. Aus dem entscheidende Experiment vom 17. Dezember 1938 (der "Radium-Barium-Mesothorium-Fraktionierung") schloß Hahn auf ein "Zerplatzen" des Urankerns; weitere radiochemische Untersuchungen lieferten den unwiderlegbaren Beweis, daß das Uran in aus leichteren Elementen bestehende Bruchstücke gespalten worden war. - Im vollständigen Jahrgang, darin noch 5 weitere Artikel von Hahn u. Straßmann zur Kernspaltung: 1. Nachweis der Entstehung aktiver Bariumisotope aus Uran und Thorium durch Neutronenbestrahlung; Nachweis weiterer aktiver Bruchstücke bei der Uranspaltung (S. 89-95). - 2. Über die Bruchstücke beim Zerplatzen des Urans (S. 163-164). - 3. Zur Frage nach der Existenz der &#39;Trans-Urane&#39; (S. 451-453). - 4. Weitere Spaltprodukte aus der Bestrahlung des Urans mit Neutronen (S. 529-534). - 5. Über einige Bruchstücke beim Zerplatzen des Thoriums (S. 544-547, mit S. Flügge)..

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        The Grapes of Wrath

      Viking Press, 1939. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good. Viking Press, New York 1939. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Published April 1939 on the copyright page with no additional printings. llustrated oatmeal cloth boards. Illustrated endpaper with music lyrics to "Battle Hymn of the Republic". Book Condition: Near Fine+, clean boards and spine, clean pages, tight spine, age toning at the endpaper which is present with most copies. Dust Jacket Condition: Good+, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, original jacket priced at $2.75 at the front flap,

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        CHANSONS DU VIEUX QUEBÉC. Signed/ Signé.

      Beauchemin, Montréal 1939 - Piché, Eudore [Laramée, Jean et Jean-Paul Gingras] CHANSONS DU VIEUX QUEBÉC. Signed/ Signé. Beauchemin (Montréal), 1939. First edition / édition originale. Couverture souple. First. Silver stamped, flexible blue cloth. 8vo., 220pp. Illustrated. Exemplaire numéroté. Number 12 of only 25 numbered copies. This copy signed on the front free endpaper by Jean-Paul Gingras. Previous owner's neat name on the top of the title-page. A rare state of the important seminal work of Quebec songs & prayers. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Wild Palms

      New York: Random House, 1939. First Edition. Limited Issue, one of 250 numbered copies signed by the author. Octavo (21cm); vertical patterned paper over boards, quarter-bound in red cloth, with titles and rule stamped in gilt on spine; top edge gilt; 339pp. Spine shows a barely perceptible degree of sunning, else Fine in a supplied glassine overlay.

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        Murder is Easy

      The Crime Club by Collins; London., 1939. Good+ in like dust jacket. Dust jacket price-clipped and lightly dust marked and yellowed and with light general edge-wear and a few small closed tears and nicks which have been repaired and fortified with tape to the verso. Publishers orange-red cloth with black lettering and `crime club` insignia to spine. Light wear to foot of spine. Neatly penned gift inscription to front pastedown. Pallid strips of toning to endpapers and very mild foxing to first and last few leaves. Rear free endpaper bears loose crease. 254pp.. First impression. . Hard with Dust Jacket. 12mo; 7 1/2".. Good+ in like dust jacket.

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        Le petit village *

      Imprimerie Kundig, Genève 15.6.1939. - Broché 25 x 20, couverture sur Chine illustrée rempliée, non coupé , sous mise en boîte de Jacques Menétrey, demi parchemin 42 x 29, titre doré, plats de papier marbré, dessin original sous passe de teinte accordée au fond de compensation dans lequel le volume est noyé, tirette satinée. Autant les Chine que les Japon lettrés et hors commerce semblent nominatif. Un bon double dessin original recto-verso à l'encre prolonge l'éclat du nôtre; au format de 25 x 36 justifié par le tampon d'atelier, il s'agit d'une variante des images illustrant "Chaleur" et la douzième partie de "Jean-Daniel", représentant un personnage somnolent, allongé dans l'herbe, sur l'un des deux côtés avec une compagne veillant sur le panier du pique-nique. Rappelons brièvement que le premier de ces derniers, aurait été délesté des dessins originaux dont il était truffé à l'origine et qu'ils furent dispersés. Nous disposerions le cas échéant d'un éventuel projet d'illustration, mis en boîte par l'ami Jacques Menétrey, et qui accompagnerait à merveille cet ouvrage "chinois".Entre choix de luxe et luxe de choix, nous disposons de:- D'une variante du dessin de couverture- L'un des 26 Japon- 1 des quelques exemplaires de passe sur papier vert Veronèse, dos un brin insolé- L'un des 600 Rives avec dessin original signé & légendé au crayon figurant l'imprimeur- Exemplaire de l'originale de ce premier livre, paru en 1903 chez Eggimann, avec ou sans envoi- Ou enfin L'un des 30 Japon avec suite de l'édition illustrée par Erni pour Goni en 1986Qui dit mieux ?[Bringolf 2a, Gindrat 21] Édition en partie originale. Parmi 26 exemplaires de tête sur Chine L'un des 5 lettrés [E], outre 26 Japon, 30 Hollande et 600 Rives.

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        Sir John Franklin&#39;s Last Arctic Expedition. The Franklin Expedition: A Chapter in the History of the Royal Navy

      London: Metheun & Co. Ltd. 1939, 1st Edition. () xviii,222pp. Near fine. Octavo in original blue cloth with one illustration (map) and three folding maps (at end). Original dustwrapper. Minor wear to the wrapper otherwise an exceptional copy. Not in AB. This account of the Franklin expedition deals primarily with addressing the fortunes of the expedition. The author has included a brief account of the search for the lost expedition and has attempted to present an outline of the principal events which, while not associated with the search itself, have occurred in connection with the ill-fated enterprise. The narrative has been compiled from both published and non-published sources. Very scarce as many copies were destroyed during the second world war when Metheun&#39;s warehouse was bombed. This copy nicely inscribed from the author to his nephew Peter McClintock Cyriax!.

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        Sir John Franklin&#39;s Last Arctic Expedition

      Methuen & Co Ltd, 1939-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Dustjacket. 222 page first edition hardback with green cloth boards, gilt lettering to spine. Boards are mildly rubbed all over with scuffed corners and mildly tanned spine. Author has written to front endpaper: "Mrs Dorothy Walker, with the author&#39;s compliments, Richard J. Cyriax." The pages are yellowed but otherwise clean. Most of these first editions were destroyed by a fire in the Methuen warehouse during the Second World War, so finding not only a first edition but a signed one is quite the feat. Very rare indeed.

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      Museo Bicknell 1939-1948 In-8 gr., bross., con ill. in b.n. nel t. e piante o sezioni f.t. Di questa pubblicazione trimestrale offriamo: 11 annate consecutive e complete, dal 1938 (Anno IV) al 1948 (Anno XIV) in 17 fascicoli (le annate sono formate da 1, 2 o 3 fascicoli). A partire dal 1942 il titolo cambia e diventa ?Rivista di studi liguri?. Esempl. ben conservato.

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        Nuzi: The Report of the Excavations at Yorgan Tepa near Kirkuk, Iraq, 1927-1931, by Harvard University in conjunction with the American Schools of Oriental Research and the University Museum of Philadelphia. (Complete)

      Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1939. First edition. Hardcover. Fine. 2 volumes. Folio. Original maroon cloth, gilt spine titles. Volume I is text; Volume II contains the plates and the plans, most of the latter folding. Only the slightest rubbing at the corners else this is a fine set. 141 plates and 44 plans. Scarce.

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        (Leal, Olavo D&#39;Eça) Historia Extraordinària de Iratan e Iracêma, os Meninos mais Malcriados do Mundo

      Lisbon: Livraria Portugalia, 1939. Quarto. 114, (ii)pp. First edition, signed by the author on the copyright page. With twelve full-page illustrations, numerous decorated initial capitals and a title-page vignette by Paulo Ferreira. Printed letterpress by the Jornal do Comércio. These thirty-eight stories were written as bedtime stories for Olavo D&#39;Eça Leal&#39;s first-born son, Paulo, and were run as a series in a newspaper, in addition to being read by the author during half-hour national radio broadcasts for children. This is actually the second book for children written by Leal: his first, titled Provérbios, appeared in 1928, when the author was just 20. The present work was awarded the Prémio Maria Amália Vaz de Carvalho, Portugal&#39;s highest honor for works of children&#39;s literature, and was adapted for film in 1987 by Paulo Guilherme. Leal would go on to become a war correspondent in Berlin during the Second World War and was a pioneer in Portuguese radio and television. In addition to being the worst-behaved children, constantly wandering off and being expelled from school, Iratan and his sister Iracêma are also described as being highly imaginative, and these stories eventually follow them to an attic, where they read about their travels to the Isle of Truth in a gigantic book. Bound in printed yapp-edged wrappers, which show wrinkling and several tears along all edges; some spotting to spine. A very good copy of a rare and important Portuguese juvenile.

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        Map of the University of California: Berkeley, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Riverside, La Jolla, Mt. Hamilton, Davis.

      California Club. California. 1939. - Color lithographic pictorial map poster, 25 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches sheet size. Three small spots where something has adhered to the surface of the poster (could be a fossilised rubberband??); light creasing from rolling, one inch archivally mended tear to upper edge. Overall very clean and bright. An uncommon and most pleasingly designed map, showing the state of California with the seven university campuses identified with banners which list the special features of each. The lettering around the border lists the many areas of study, from librarianship to law. The map was "sponsored by The California Club in commemoration of the Golden Gate International Exposition."

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        Value And Capital

      London: Oxford, 1939. First edition of the economist&#39;s ground breaking work. Octavo, original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine. An excellent copy in a very good dust jacket with some chips. Signed by the author. Housed in a custom quarter clamshell box. Rare, especially in the original dust jacket and signed. Upon publication, Value and Capital was hailed as a classic work. In it, J.R. Hicks introduced Walrasian general equilibrium theory to an English-speaking audience. This was the first publication to attempt a rigorous statement of stability conditions for general equilibrium. In doing so, Hicks formalised comparative statics. The book synthesises dynamic-adjustment elements from Walras and Wicksell and from Marshall and Keynes. It distinguishes temporary, intermediate, and long-run equilibrium with expectations as to future market conditions affecting behavior in current markets (Bliss, 1987, pp. 642&#150;43). "In this book Professor Hicks has essayed two tasks of major importance; to reduce modern economic analysis to a manageable whole; and to construct a system of Economic Dynamics ... This is one of the few books which mark a stage in the advance of a science." (The Economist)

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        Step by Step 1936&#150;1939

      London: Thornton Butterworth Ltd.,, 1939. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles gilt to spine, wide blind rules across spine and upper board, publisher&#39;s logo in blind to the upper board. With the dust jacket. Folding map of Europe at the rear. Extremely faint marks to cloth but still a superb, sharp copy in excellent condition, with the dust jacket spine-tanned, lightly rubbed and with a few small closed tears to edges and the occasional minor mark. First edition, first impression of this volume of Churchill&#39;s weekly commentaries arguing against appeasement, first published in the Evening Standard and subsequently syndicated throughout Europe. Described in the jacket blurb as "this luminous survey of our own amazing and perilous times." On receiving his copy from Churchill, Clement Atlee wrote; "It must be a melancholy satisfaction to you to see how right you were."

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        Autumn Journal

      London Faber & Faber Ltd 1939. VG : in very good condition with dust jacket and protective cover. Small loss to wrapper spine head and upper wrapper. Neat details of a previous owner on fep First Edition Brown hardback cloth cover 230mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). 96pp.

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      Praha; Vydává KSC Kraj Praha. [1940s]. Later boards. 4to. [56] pages. 31cm. Illustrated. First Edition. In Czech. Harrowing photographs from the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp depicting murdered prisoners, SS guards, camp facilities, and the area surrounding the camp. Compiled and released by the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia to commemorate the victims of Mauthausen. Layout and graphic design by Zdenek Rossmann, an avante garde Czech designer associated with the Bauhaus School. Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities -- Pictorial works. World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, German -- Pictorial works. Mauthausen (Concentration camp) -- Pictorial works. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. (Harvard, Museum of Jewish Heritage, USHMM, Univ. Of S. Florida, Wake Forest Univ. , Natl. Libr. Of the Czech Repbulic. ) , none west of the Carolinas. A copy sold at auction in 2013 for over USD 700. Rebound in period boards, small library stamps on front and rear free end pages. Some staining and light age toning. Good condition. (HOLO2-112-8) .

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        Histoire De Lyon - Tome I : Des Origines à 1595 , Tome II : De 1595 à 1814 , Tome III : De 1814 à 1940 (complet de ses trois tomes)

      1939. à Lyon à la librairie Pierre Masson, 1939-1948-1952 Broché, couverture illustrée et rempliée, in 4 (26,5 x 20 cm), XIV + 568 + 440 + 343 + (2) pages. Illustration de 52 ( 24 +16 + 12) planches hors-texte en noir. sous étui postérieur cartonné. Première édition pour les trois volumes : Tome 1: un des 100 exemplaires sur Vélin de Rives à la forme (numéro 6), un des 120 exemplaires sur Vélin de Rives à la forme (numéro 8) ; Tome 3 : exemplaire non numéroté. Tous les volumes sont sur papier Vélin. Première édition de l&#39;une des meilleures Histoire de Lyon des origines à la seconde guerre Mondiale, avec les tomes 1 et 2 en tirage de tête sur Vélin de Rives à la Forme. Au sommaire de cet ouvrage de référence : Antiquité, Le haut Moyen Age, Le gouvernement de l&#39;Eglise, La commune, Le XVIè siècle, Le XVIIè siècle, Le XVIIIè siècle, La révolution et l&#39;Empire, La Restauration, La Monarchie de Juillet, La seconde république et le second Empire, La troisième république - Tomes 1 et 2 : couverture légèrement jaunie, infimes coupures aux coiffes, intérieur frais ; Tome 3 : Très bon état ; BEL ENSEMBLE AVEC DEUX TOMES EN TIRAGE DE TETE

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        Le comte des formes *

      Les Amis de Ch.-A. Cingria/Librairie Les Trois Magots, Paris 22.6.1939. - Broché, couverture jaune imprimée en noir & décorée en rouge, comme le tampon de marque de l'éditeur figurant au 3ème plat. Quelques accrocs en bords de la fragile couverture, tout petit manque en pied et quelques légères piqûres sur gardes. Version remaniée de ces pages romaines parues sous le titre initial de "L'Eau de la dixième milliaire" chez Mermod en 1932. Cette édition passe pour avoir été en grande partie détruite, selon Cingria lui-même. Nous n'oserions le contredire mais nous bornerons à vous assurer qu'elle est vraiment peu fréquente ous nos lattitudes. Édition en partie originale. L'un des 200 exemplaires numérotés sur Alfa, après 10 Japon et 15 Hollande.

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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&#39;s signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "To Marie & Ted with all love Red Warren Memphis April 1940"

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        Ondine *

      B. Grasset, Paris 1939. - Relié demi parchemin, titré or, plats de papier moucheté accordé à celui des gardes, titre calligraphié et orné de petits motifs par l'artiste. Unica truffé de charmantes compositions . Nous n'avons pu retrouver trace de ce fort honnête ymagier présumé zurichois.

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        The Problem of Meighen Island. Intended As the Third Chapter But Suppressed in the Publication of Unsolved Myeteries of the Arctic

      New York: Joseph Robinson 1939, 1st edition. () iii, 257-328pp. Near fine. In orignal grey self paper wrappers with printed titles. No. 258 of 300 copies. Very nicely inscribed by Stef on the title page. Arctic Bibl. 16850. Suppressed because of the threat of libel by Federick Cook. Half of this private edition went to Robinson, half to Stefansson. None was ever for sale. Very scarce. This copy has a great inscription "For Russell W. Porter formerly a traveling companion of Dr. Cook&#39;s and still let us hope a friend of Vilhajalmur Stefansson July 21, 1946 Dearing Farm". Porter was the surveyor on the Miranda expedition with Frederick Cook and also on the Baldwin Zieglar expedition and on the Fiala Ziegler expedtion of 1903-05. A wonderful association of on arctic explorer to another with the Cook connection tosted in!.

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        I Capture the Castle

      London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1939, 1939. FIRST EDITION: Publisher&#39;s blue cloth boards, top edge red. Original pictorial dust-jacket. Illustrated by Ruth Steed from sketches by the author. A used copy showing some general handling, a few chips and tears, rubbed through joint, neat owner name, backstrip a little dulled. Still a presentable example of a desirable children&#39;s book. An enchanting entertainment, and acknowledged source of inspiration for J.K. Rowling&#39;s Harry Potter novels. Selected title for World Book Night (2012)

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