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        Systems of Logic Based on Ordinals. Offprint of his PhD thesis - the copy of Robin Gandy

      C.F. Hodgson & Son, London 1939 - First edition, the incredibly rare offprint issue, and the copy of Robin Gandy, of Turing?s PhD thesis, "one of the key documents in the history of mathematics and computer science" (Appel), and perhaps Turing?s most formidable paper. "Systems of logic based on ordinals is a profound work of first rank importance. Among its achievements are the exploration of a means of circumventing Gödel?s incompleteness theorems; the introduction of the concept of an ?oracle machine,? thereby opening the field of relative computability; and, in the wake of the demolition of the Hilbert programme (by Gödel, Turing and Church), an analysis of the place of intuition in mathematics and logic" (Copeland, p. 126)."Turing?s 1938 Princeton PhD thesis, Systems of logic based on ordinals, which includes his notion of an oracle machine, has had a lasting influence on computer science and mathematics. A work of philosophy as well as mathematics, Turing?s thesis envisions a practical goal ? a logical system to formalize mathematical proofs so that they can be checked mechanically. If every step of a theorem could be verified mechanically, the burden on intuition would be limited to the axioms. Turing?s vision of ?constructive systems of logic for practical use? has become reality: in the twenty-first century, automated ?formal methods? are now routine" (Appel). Turing studied at King?s College, Cambridge, becoming a Fellow in 1935. In that year he attended the logic lectures of the topologist M. H. A. Newman, from which he learned of the Entscheidungsproblem: Could there exist, at least in principle, a definite method or process by which it could be decided whether any given mathematical assertion was provable? His negative answer to this question was published in 1936 as On computable numbers, with an application to the Entscheidungsproblem,? shortly after Alonzo Church at Princeton had published his own solution. Turing?s paper, containing the description of his ?universal machine,? is now recognized as the founding theoretical work of modern computer science. "It was only natural that the mathematician M. H. A. Newman should suggest that Turing come to Princeton to work with Church. Some of the greatest logicians in the world, thinking about the issues that in later decades became the foundation of computer science, were in Princeton?s (old) Fine Hall in the 1930s: Gödel, Church, Stephen Kleene, Barkley Rosser, John von Neumann, and others. In fact, it is hard to imagine a more appropriate place for Turing to have pursued graduate study. After publishing his great result on computability, Turing spent two years (1936?38) at Princeton, writing his PhD thesis on ?ordinal logics? with Church as his adviser. "[In his PhD thesis], Turing turns his attention from computation to logic. Gödel and Church would not have called themselves computer scientists: they were mathematical logicians; and even Turing, when he got his big 1936 result ?On computable numbers,? was answering a question in logic posed by Hilbert in 1928. Turing?s thesis, Systems of Logic Based on Ordinals, takes Gödel?s stunning incompleteness theorems as its point of departure. Gödel had shown that if a formal axiomatic system (of at least minimal expressive power) is consistent, then it cannot be complete. And not only is the system incomplete, but the formal statement of the consistency of the system is true and unprovable if the system is consistent. Thus if we already have informal or intuitive reasons for accepting the axioms of the system as true, then we ought to accept the statement of its consistency as a new axiom. And then we can apply the same considerations to the new system; that is, we can iterate the process of adding consistency statements as new axioms. In his thesis, Turing investigated that process systematically by iterating it into the constructive transfinite, taking unions of logical systems at limit ordinal notations. His main result was that one can thereby overcom [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Abraham Lincoln: The War Years (Signed Inscribed Limited Edition)

      New York: Harcourt Brace, 1939. Limited Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Slipcased. From a recent auction of the John Rau collection--an attractive and fine 4 Vol. set of Sandburg's definitive work on Abraham Lincoln. This is an unnumbered personally inscribed set to "Caroline Rieser Rau 1939 Carl Sandburg" on the half-title page for Vol. 1. Carline Rieser Rau was a Chicago socialite and collector who would later go on to marry David Wallerstein--who served on the Board of Directors of McDonalds, ABC, and Disney. Wallerstein was great friends with Ray Kroc and Walt Disney. Wallerstein was famous for two things--first of all for coming up with the idea of "Supersize" for McDonalds--and for presenting Walt Disney (via Caroline Riesor who was enthralled with the book) a copy of Mary Poppins--which Disney turned into a movie by the same name. This 4 Volume set comes from the collection of John Rau--who was David Wallerstein's stepson. Superb unread condition in blue cloth and gilt lettering to the spines. Yellow top stain to all 4 vols as new. The cloth spines are a tad bit age darkened. The slipcase is near fine with a bit of soiling and edgewear to the top cover only--which is missing one fold down edge. The top cover has a silver paper label with title and description in black lettering. Four volumes with 414 halftones from phtographs and 249 reproductions of cartoons, letters, and documents. A very collectible set once owned by one of Chicago's elite families. Wallerstein also was President of the Balaban and Katz movie theater chain headquartered in Chicago--where he first came to know Disney--through their arrangment of showing Disney productions to the public.

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        The Grapes of Wrath

      New York: The Viking Press, 1939.. New York: The Viking Press, 1939. First issue, with "First Published in April 1939" on copyright page and first edition notice on front flap of dust jacket. Octavo, original beige cloth. Inscribed by the author, "For Jules and Joyce and also Joan with love John Steinbeck." Below his signature Steinbeck added his "Pigasus" drawing. The recipient, Jules Buck was a movie producer; he and Steinbeck made an early attempt toward a collaborative screenplay for what would become Elia Kazan's "Viva Zapata," though Steinbeck's contribution was such that he received sole credit. Buck produced such post-war film classics as Robert Siodmak's The Killers (based on the story by Ernest Hemingway), and Jules Dassin's The Naked City. His wife Joyce Gates was an actress and their daughter Joan became the editor of French Vogue. Steinbeck reserved his flying pig doodle for close friends and associates. Fine in a fine dust jacket with a tiny closed tear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional copy. "The Grapes of Wrath is the kind of art that's poured out of a crucible in which are mingled pity and indignation… Its power and importance do not lie in its political insight but in its intense humanity… [It] is the American novel of the season, probably the year, possibly the decade" (Clifton Fadiman).

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        Nur die Turmfalken brunzen ruhig auf der zehn Gebote.

      np (Prague): Surrealistische Edition 1939 - Oblong quarto (23.6 x 29 cm, 9-1/4 x 11-3/8 inches), wrappers, unpaginated (ii, 38pp), loose as issued. Front & rear cover collages, typography & book design by Jindrích Štyrský, with five drawings by Toyen. Edition of 40. Published in the first year of the Nazi occupation, “Only Kestrels Pee Quietly on the Ten Commandments” is the first of two cycles of work published clandestinely under the Germans. There is no colophon and it is likely that it wasn't included in the German edition. It is now known that forty German language copies were issued in 1939 and fifteen in Czech in 1940 (other German language copies seen also are lacking the colophon; some were hand-written by Heisler and without numeration). The 1940 colophon in Czech lists the entire edition in both languages. Copies were circulated privately. At this time, all public activities of modernists and liberals were declared illegal and suppressed. Until the end of the war, the surrealist group of Štyrský, Toyen and Heisler, with Karel Teige would continue working to produce powerful works in painting, poetry and photography, but now as an underground movement and part of the Inner Resistance. This work should be seen as both a surrealist statement and also an attempt to combat the insanity and degradation of meaning that was being encountered daily. In addition to the pointed spite to the Nazis, the surrealist group had undergone a severe disruption in 1937-38 with the defection of the leading surrealist poet Viteslav Nezval to a hardline Stalinist camp, defending the show trials and massive purges, as well as giving voice to a virulent anti-Semitism. Nezval had tried to dissolve the group in the falling-out; the Stalinist camp and postwar government would succeed in destroying Teige some 10 years hence through character assassination and the final orders for his arrest. The concerns expressed here were not only directed toward the menace of the Germans alone, but also to the pervasive totalitarian barbarism that threatened to engulf the entire world at the moment, the psychic and moral depravity, with rampant darkness apparently victorious. These were witnessed both collectively individually. As with other of Toyen's collaborations with Heisler, the poems are not meant to correspond to the art, but rather contribute to an overarching statement that does not easily lend itself to analysis. Štyrský would only live for another two years after this book. His collages here are late and outrageous. He would collaborate with Heisler in the next cycle together with Toyen, and also produce with Heisler the renowned Na jehlách techto dní (On the Needles of These Days) before his early death. As for Toyen, her work reaches the nadir of hopelessness in this cycle and the following one, Z kazemat spánku (From the Casements of Sleep) in 1940. All these began with Les spectres du désert (Paris, 1939) and Strelnice (The Shooting-Gallery) (1939-40) and reached completion in Schovej se válko! (Hide Yourself, War!). These latter were only published after the war, in 1946. Worldcat finds three library holdings in North America of the German language edition, none in the Czech. References: Lenka Bydžovská & Karel Srp: KNIHY S TOYEN. Soupis knižního díla Toyen zpracoval Petr Ladman. Prague: Akropolis, 2003, #352, illus. P. 59. Whitney Chadwick: WOMEN ARTISTS OF THE SURREALIST MOVEMENT. New York: Little Brown, 1985. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Die Naturwissenschaften. Wochenschrift für die Fortschritte der reinen und der angewandten Naturwissenschaften. - [27. Jahrgang in einem Band]. -

      Berlin: Springer 1939,. xvi Seiten (Inhaltsverzeichnis), 862 Seiten, HLnbd. mit Papierrückenschild, Buntpapierdeckel, farbiger Kopfschnitt, 26 cm. Mit Beiträgen u.a. von Otto Hahn und Fritz Strassmann (Über den Nachweis und das Verhalten der bei der Bestrahlung des Urans mittels Neutronen entstandenen Erdalkalimetalle; Nachweis der Entstehung aktiver Bariumisotope aus Uran und Thorium durch Neutronenbestrahlung, Nachweis weiterer Bruchstücke bei der Uranspaltung, Über die Bruchstücke beim Zerplatzen des Urans; Zur Frage nach der Existenz der "Trans-Urane". Endgültige Streichung von Eka-Platin und Eka-Iridium; ). - Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen. - Einband etwas berieben und gering bestoßen, Schnitt etwas fleckig. Vorsatzgelenke gebrochen, Bindung jedoch stabil. Inhaltsverzeichnis in falscher Reihenfolge, sonst und insgesamt gutes Exemplar..

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        Pigen i Ilden.

      . Silkeborg: Asger Jörgensen [1939]. Illustr. med linoliumssnit i farver af Asger Jorn. Opl. 200 ekspl. Et af 150 ekspl. pa fjerlet papir. Indb. i smukt lavfalset millimeterbind af sort halvlaeder med unikasidepapir af Jacob Lund. Bindet signeret Anker Kysters Eftf. (Mogens Dickow Lund). Navn fjernet fra friblad. <br>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 förste bog med linoliumssnit. Et af 150 ekspl. pa fjerlet papir. En af Jorns mest charmerende böger, som umiskendeligt viser hans fascination af Miro.<br>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. <br>PHH 19. Van de Loo 8..

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        Gloucester. A Shell Guide

      Faber, London, 1939. First Edition, first printing of this most uncommon Shell Guide, the first new title issued in the series following Faber&#39;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.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/Fair.

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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]

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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&#39;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&#39;s desirable and justly celebrated collection of six short stories and novellas set in pre-Nazi Berlin and the inspiration for John van Druten&#39;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&#39;s anthology &#39;New Writing&#39; and one, &#39;Sally Bowles&#39;, 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&#39;éditions, 1939. Livre. Bon. pleine reliure. Ed. originale. In-folio. Paris, Société anonyme générale d&#39;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&#39;Agent secret X-9, Le Fantôme du Bengale, Le Corsaire noir, Le Cowboy héroïque, L&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s Little House on the Prairie books.

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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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      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&#39;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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      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.

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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&#146; 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]

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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).

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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.

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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&#39;s first book.

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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

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        &#39;Lark Rise&#39; 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.).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Stefan Wulf]
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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&#39;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

      [Bookseller: ralfs-buecherkiste]
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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 &#150; 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]

      [Bookseller: Mossback Books]
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        The Yearling. With Illustrations by N.C.Wyeth

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1939. New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons,, 1939. Quarto. Original blue-green cloth lettered and blocked in gilt, pictorial endpapers. In the publisher&#39;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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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&#39;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&#39;Nolan&#39;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&#39;s many narratives is an autobiographical portrait of the artist as a young student in 1930s Dublin. Like James Joyce&#39;s Stephen Dedalus [Joyce said At Swim contains &#39;the true comic spirit&#39;], 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&#39;s &#39;biographical reminiscences&#39; (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&#39;Nolan had collaborated with some friends on what they called a &#39;ready-made&#39; 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.

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
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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&#39;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&#39;s Guernica at the Valentine Gallery (16, East 57th Street, New York: May 5th to May 27th), put on by the American Artists&#39; 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&#39;s Guernica was exhibited in New York in 1939, raising money for the Spanish Refugee Relief Campaign, and demonstrating the group&#39;s opposition to the United States&#39; 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&#39;Keeffe, Carl van Vechten and Max Weber. We can locate only two other copies [MOMA, New York; Philadelphia Museum of Modern Art].

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Buchhandel Daniel Viertel]
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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]

      [Bookseller: William Glynn]
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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."

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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      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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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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!".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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