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        FRIJOLES CANYON PICTOGRAPHS

      1939. Fine. BAUMANN, Gustave. FRIJOLES CANYON PICTOGRAPHS. Recorded in Woodcuts and Hand Printed by Gustave Baumann. With a Foreword by Alfred Vincent Kidder. Santa Fe: Writers' Editions, (1939). First edition, 1/500 copies signed by Baumann. Square 8vo, decorated green cloth, paper labels; 48pp. with 26 woodcuts, printed in two colors on hand made paper. One woodcut folds out over 4pp. with an ink signature, and only very slight darkening to the spine label, this copy is fine.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        A Heart for the Gods of Mexico

      Martin Secker, London 1939 - First edition of this short novel, octavo, fine copy in near fine dust jacket, with two 1cm closed tears at extremities of slightly tanned spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Hitler Cult

      London: Dent,, 1939. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in silver, top edge dyed red. With the dust jacket. Ownership signature to front pastedown. Very lightly rubbed at extremities, title pages spotted. An excellent copy in he rubbed jacket with toned spine panel and pencilled notation to lower flap. First edition, first impression. One of only 750 copies. Lewis's polemic against Hitler's policies and what he believed were diplomatic and strategic errors made by Britain and other European countries in the run-up to the Second World War.

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        Imatgeria popular catalana. Els Goigs. 2 Volumenes

      Ediciones Orbis, Barcelona 1939 - arpillera editorial muy bien conservada abundantes ilustraciones, láminas plegadas y encartes, papel barbado, edición limitada y numerada de 500 ejemplares sobre papel de hilo. . 600 págs.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA EPOPEYA]
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        The Wild Palms

      Random House, 1939. Hardcover, Very Good, Good. "Random House, New York 1939. First Edition / First Printing. States First Printing on the copyright page with no additional printings listed. Tan cloth boards stamped in gold and green at the spine. Top edge green. {ref: Petersen A19b}. Book Condition: Very Good+, clean boards and spine, book is tight and square, foxing at the head of the spine, light shelf wear, clean pages, tight spine, mild age toning at the endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Good, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, original jacket priced at $2.50 at the front flap, shelf wear, chipping at the head of the jacket spine, tear at the jacket spine and the front panel, darkening at the rear panel."

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        Istebna: na Slasku. Muzeum Slaskie".

      - Typ: fotografia; Haslo: Istebna; Przyn. adm.: powiat Cieszyn wojewodztwo slaskie (bielskie) gmina Istebna; Sygnatura: Fotografia sygnowana pieczecia i suchym tlokiem autora.; Technika: Fotografia; Format: 170x120.; Datowanie: Lata 30-te XX w.; Pochodzenie: Z: ze zbiorow Archiwum Fotograficznego Wydzialu Turystyki Ministerstwa Komunikacji w Warszawie (do 1939) i Studium Turyzmu Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego w Krakowie (do 1939) (obecne dzialajace instytucje nie sa nastepcami prawnymi ww.).; Inf o autorze: H. Poddebski (21.09.1890-1945 Veihingen k. Stuttgartu) wybitny polski fotograf specjalizujacy sie w fotografii krajoznawczej (ok. 20.000 fotografii), w tej dziedzinie bliski wspolpracownik Mieczyslawa Orlowicza, prowadzil wlasny zaklad fotograficzny w Warszawie przy ul. Marszalkowskiej 125, zaslynal jako fotoreporter Warszawy, znany, wziety i bardzo ceniony fotograf okresu miedzywojnia, zmarl w niemieckim obozie, zob. Katalog fotografii krajoznawczych ss.166-167 i Plazewski 2003 s.414, Malgorzata Florczak: Henryk Poddebski (1890-1945) w: Kresy w fotografii Henryka Poddebskiego. Lublin AD REM 2010 (brak biogramu artysty w PSB!).; Uwagi: Na odwrocie fotografii pieczecie obu ww. instytucji oraz odautorski opis atramentem w rubrykach autorskiej pieczeci oraz inny opis olowkiem, kredka i atramentem z epoki. Fotografia ze zbioru wspolpracownika ww. instytucji prof. dr Stanislawa Leszczyckiego. Obiekt nie istniejacy.; Kategorie tematyczne: architektura muzea, etnografia varia / Architektur Museen/Museum, Etnographie Varia / architecture museums/museum, ethnography varia; Fotografia w dosc ladnym stanie, nieznacznie uszkodzone rogi fotografii.

      [Bookseller: POLIART Beata Kalke]
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        The Man Who Came to Dinner (Signed First Edition, with tipped-in Alexander Woollcott signature)

      New York: Random House, 1939. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by Kaufman and Hart on the front endpaper: "To Mr. H. Kanti / Who was good enough to ask me to sign this, and also because for some reason he seems to like this play / George S. Kaufman / January 1947," and "To Mr. Kanti / With best wishes / Moss Hart." Tipped-in at the dedication page is a clipped signature of Alexander Woollcott (the book's dedicatee).& & Basis for the 1942 film directed by William Keighley and starring Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, and Monty Woolley, as well as basis for a revival television film in 2000.& & About Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Spine ends lightly bumped and toned, and very faint dampstains at the top page edges. Jacket extremities moderately toned, light rubbing overall.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        The Big Sleep (First Edition)

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. First Edition. First Edition. An attractive, unrestored example of the author's first book, a cornerstone of noir detective fiction, and basis for the Howard Hawks film noir, starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.& & Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Jacket is uniformly toned, but quite nice, with a couple of corner nicks and a few small closed tears. In a custom quarter-leather slipcase and chemise.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Claudine à l'école + Claudine à Paris + Claudine en ménage + Claudine s'en va.

      Paris, Editions de Cluny, 1939 - 4 volumes Vol.1: 2 feuillets, 239p., 4 feuillets; Vol. 2: 2 feuillets, 186p., 5 feuillets; Vol.3: 2 feuillets, 174p., 3 feuillets; Vol.4: 2 feuillets, 160p., 4 feuillets; 12 planches couleurs hors texte dans chaque volume. Très légères traces de frottement en coiffes; légère fente superficielle à la charnière du dessous et 1 coin frotté au 1er volume; pâles rousseurs éparses; petite tache jaune en marge inférieure de 4 feuilles du 4è volume; 2è volume en partie non coupé. Bel exemplaire en plein maroquin d'une édition réunissant les 4 volumes des "Claudine(s)" avec 48 illustrations couleurs de Mariette LYDIS. Tirage à 1585 exemplaires; 1 des 25 sur hollande, justifié n°28 (après 20 sur japon), mais sans la suite et le dessin original annoncés. Livres Reliure moderne plein maroquin orangé; dos à 4 larges faux nerfs ornés de filets dorés et soulignés de filets à froid, auteurs et titres dorés; rectangles de velours vert contrecollés au verso des plats en encadré doré, doubles gardes de velours vert et de papier marbré à dominante verte; couvertures conservées; têtes dorées. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gambling Catalogue and Brochures.

      Mason and Company. Chicago. 1939. - Three gambling sales publications: a K.C. Card Company products catalogue in paper wraps (9 x 6 inches, 80 pp) and two folded brochures advertising gaming products from Mason & Co.; one of the brochures is staple-bound (11 x 8.5 inches unfolded, 20 pp including covers) while the other unfolds to a two-sided poster-size sheet (18 x 24 inches) promoting Mason & Co. products and featuring 33 illustrations of dice layouts. The K.C. Card Co. sales catalogue features dice, cards, counter games and supplies, poker checks, dice boxes and other equipment. The stapled Mason & Co. brochure features dice and dice accessories; tables for black jack, roulette, and dice; pari mutuel, horse race and dice wheels; keno supplies; faro equipment; and much more. The items come with an order blank inside a postage-paid enveloped addressed to Mason & Co. Also in the envelope is a Mason & Co. business card with, on verso, "Confidential Special Dice Price List." These items come with the original postmarked mailing envelope dated "October 24 '39." An amazing collection of gambling equipment sales publications in excellent condition, virtually "as new." As a footnote, New Yorker magazine, in referring to "The Americanization of Lady Luck," an article that appeared in the magazine's June 22, 1935, issue, identifies Mason & Co., as "the largest manufacturers of marked cards, phony dice, controlled roulette wheels, etc. in the country." These items and many more are on proud display in the catalogue and brochures in this collection. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Step by Step

      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1939. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very good. This is a seminal Churchill book that includes 82 newspaper articles focused on foreign affairs written by Churchill between March 1936 and May 1939, many of them containing his warnings and predictions about Nazi Germany. As a measure of Churchill's prescience and ultimate vindication, upon publication, Labour leader Clement Attlee, a political opponent who would replace Churchill as Prime Minister in 1945, wrote to Churchill: "It must be a melancholy satisfaction to you to see how right you were." Others were even more blunt. Sir Desmond Morton, military officer, government official, and appeasement opponent, wrote to Churchill: "Many years on, historians will read this and your speeches in Arms and the Covenant. They will wonder but I doubt they will decide what devil of pride, unbelief, selfishness or sheer madness possessed the English people that they did not rise as one man" and "call on you to lead them." Less than a year after publication, in May 1940, Churchill would become Prime Minister. Here is the British first edition, first printing, an unusually bright and clean collector-worthy copy, fine in a very good+ dust jacket. The green cloth binding is beautifully clean, square, and unfaded with sharp corners and bright spine gilt. The contents are bright and tight with no spotting and no inscriptions. Even the page edges remain bright and clean. The dust jacket is unclipped, still bearing the original front flap price, and is highly complete, with the only loss being minor chipping at the bottom of the spine. The dust jackets of this edition proved prone to soiling and to toning of the spines. Here, the dust jacket spine remains unusually bright and the jacket remains very clean, with trivial soiling mostly confined to the hinges and flap folds. There are closed tears at the bottom hinges to a maximum depth of about one inch. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A111.1.a, Woods/ICS A45(a.1), Langworth p.197.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        FINNEGANS WAKE

      Viking Press 1939 Binding loose in front and back, showing webbing. Numerous notes & underlining; Correction of misprints pamphlet laid in, published by Viking in 1945 for distribution to purchasers of the book. Two letters, one typed, one handwritten, laid in. Joyce's final published work, and a monument to a stream of consciousness ; 8vo; 628 pages

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        The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes

      London and New York: Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd.,, [1939]. Sextodecimo. Original cream boards, titles to front cover and spine in green, pictorial label with illustration to front cover, pictorial endpapers. With 27 colour plate illustrations by Potter. A bright copy with minor rubbing to edges. Signed and dated by Beatrix Potter, June 1939 on the half title. First published in 1906.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        STORIA DI IERI E DI OGGI, rivista quindicinale - 1939 -1942 , direttore VITTORIO GORRESIO - TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO, Roma, Tumminelli & C., 1939

      24 x 33, fascicoli in brossura, ognuno di pp. 40 circa.Ci sono anche alcuni speciali di pagine superiori con argomenti di attualità , moda e costume , danza, politiche di stati stranieri, eventi storici e di cronaca, ecc. . Il periodico attraversa gli anni del regime,con le leggi razziali e la guerra: Eccezionale documentazione fotografica (la qualità ed il taglio delle immagini rincorre bene OMNIBUS di Longanesi), con scritti e saggi di importanti critici e letterati. Vitaliano Brancati, Marco Cesarini, Mario Praz, Giovanni Comisso, Edoardo Grassi, Manlio Lupinacci, Giovanni Verga, Angela Zucconi, Pietro Paolo Trompeo, Maria Del Corso, Antonio Aniante,Adriano Tilgher, Alberto Savinio, e tanti altri. Molti di essi saranno il nerbo della "fronda contro il fascismo" e Gorresio li aveva scelti bene. La raccolta è cosi' riassunta ANNO PRIMO 1939 - dal n. 1 del 15 luglio al n.12 del 30 dicembre. ANNO II - 1940 - dal n. 1 del 15 gennaio al n. 23-24 del 15 dicembre ANNO III - 1941 . dal n. 1 del 15 gennaio al n. 23-24 del 15 dicembre ANNO IV - 1942 - risulta uscito un solo fascicolo - N. 1-24 - datato gennaio.- dicembre interamente dedicato alla STORIA DEL CINEMA. La collezione viene offerta a

      [Bookseller: Libreria e Rivisteria Ferraguti]
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        Bydgoszcz [.] Stare domy nad Brda [.]

      - Typ: fotografia; Haslo: Bydgoszcz; Przyn. adm.: wojewodztwo kujawsko-pomorskie (bydgoskie); Cykl: Z cyklu: "POLSKA W OBRAZACH FOTOGR. J. BULHAKA. 6000 obrazow fot. z calej Polski".; Sygnatura: Fotografia sygnowana suchym tlokiem, zas na rewersie pieczecia autora; Technika: Fotografia; Format: 120x170.; Datowanie: Lata 30. XX w.; Pochodzenie: Z: Ze zbiorow Archiwum Fotograficznego Wydzialu Turystyki Ministerstwa Komunikacji w Warszawie (do 1939) i Studium Turyzmu Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego w Krakowie (do 1939) (obecne dzialajace instytucje nie sa nastepcami prawnymi ww.).; Inf o autorze: J. Bulhak (1876 Ostaszyn-1950 Gizycko) wybitny polski fotograf, tworca fotografii krajoznawczej, zob. Plazewski 2003 ss.385-386.; Uwagi: Fotografia ze zbioru wspolpracownika ww. instytucji prof. dr Stanislawa Leszczyckiego. Pieczecie obu ww. instytucji, na rewersie odreczny odautorski opis atramentem.; Kategorie tematyczne: architektura domy, kamienice inne obiekty, varia pejzaz / Architektur /andere Objekte/anderer Objekt Häuser/Wohnhäuser/Haus/Wohnhaus, Varia Landschaft / architecture houses/tenement houses/house/tenement house other objects/other object, varia landscape; Fotografia w ladnym stanie, nieznaczne uszkodzenia rogow.

      [Bookseller: POLIART Beata Kalke]
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        Warszawa: Belweder.

      - Typ: fotografia; Haslo: Warszawa; Przyn. adm.: wojewodztwo mazowieckie (warszawskie); Sygnatura: Fotografia sygnowana pieczecia autora na rewersie fotografii: "Copyright by Henryk Poddebski, Zajecza 7, tel. 526.39 Warsaw".; Technika: Fotografia; Format: 118x168.; Datowanie: Lata 30. XX. w.; Pochodzenie: Z: Ze zbiorow Archiwum Fotograficznego Wydzialu Turystyki Ministerstwa Komunikacji w Warszawie (do 1939) i Studium Turyzmu Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego w Krakowie (do 1939) (obecne dzialajace instytucje nie sa nastepcami prawnymi ww.).; Inf o autorze: H. Poddebski (21.09.1890-1945 Veihingen k. Stuttgartu) wybitny polski fotograf specjalizujacy sie w fotografii krajoznawczej (ok. 20.000 fotografii), w tej dziedzinie bliski wspolpracownik Mieczyslawa Orlowicza, prowadzil wlasny zaklad fotograficzny w Warszawie przy ul. Marszalkowskiej 125, zaslynal jako fotoreporter Warszawy, znany, wziety i bardzo ceniony fotograf okresu miedzywojnia, zmarl w niemieckim obozie, zob. Katalog fotografii krajoznawczych ss.166-167 i Plazewski 2003 s.414, Malgorzata Florczak: Henryk Poddebski (1890-1945) w: Kresy w fotografii Henryka Poddebskiego. Lublin AD REM 2010 (brak biogramu artysty w PSB!).; Uwagi: Pieczecie obu ww. instytucji. Na rewersie fotografii odreczny autorski opis atramentem w rubrykach pieczeci oraz inny opis z epoki atramentem i kredka. Fotografia ze zbioru wspolpracownika ww. instytucji prof. dr Stanislawa Leszczyckiego.; Kategorie tematyczne: architektura rezydencje urzedy / Architektur Residenzen/Residenz Ämter/Amt / architecture offices/office rezydencje/residences, manors/residence, manor; Fotografia w ladnym stanie, bardzo nieznacznie uszkodzone rogi.

      [Bookseller: POLIART Beata Kalke]
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        The Grapes of Wrath

      New York: The Viking Press. (1939). First. First edition. Fine in near fine dustwrapper with a short tear and a little rubbing. A nice, bright copy of this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of an Oklahoma family's migration to California during the Depression. Basis for the John Ford film featuring Henry Fonda as Tom Joad. Ford and supporting actress Jane Darwell won Academy Awards; Fonda was nominated but lost to Robert Donat in Goodbye, Mr. Chips! Steinbeck's masterpiece and literature's lasting testament to the Great Depression, it was singled-out in his citation for the Nobel Prize decades later. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Cosmological Eye

      Norfolk, Connecticut: New Directions. (1939). First. First edition, first state. A word from the publisher by James Laughlin. Label illustrated with an eye pasted to front cloth board. Spine ends lightly tanned, else near fine in good only stained dustwrapper with noticeable chips to the spine ends, and tape offsetting on rear panel. Miller's first American publication. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Tarzan the Magnificent - 1st Edition

      Tarzana, CA: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.. Very Good+ in Fine dust jacket. 1939. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. First Edition/First Printing, pebbled blue cloth with red lettering on the front cover and spine in Very Good+ condition with lightly rubbed extremities and sunning to spine in about Fine dust-jacket. Zeuschner 749 ; "Truth is stranger than fiction." If this tale should seem in part incredible, please bear this axiom in mind. It had its beginning more than twenty years ago, unless one wishes to go further back to the first amoeba or even beyond that to the cosmos shattering clash of two forgotten suns .

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        Tropic of Cancer

      Paris: The Obelisk Press. (1939). Fifth printing. Printed self-wrappers. Pages browned, a modest tear on the front wrap and first leaf, a nice and pleasing, very good copy with no restoration. Miller's best known work, an acknowledged classic detailing with then-unprecedented sexual candor his expatriate experience in Paris. It was banned for decades in the United States. The first edition consisted of 1000 copies, the next four printings were 500 copies each, so this is one of the first 3000 copies. Because of the fragile binding, early editions are usually found in poor condition. Very scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Paper Prison.

      John Murray, London, 1939 - Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to upper board and spine in black. With the pictorial dust jacket. Typical spotting to fore edge and prelims, early newspaper clippings pasted to front free endpapers, spine a little cocked and very slightly faded but a very good copy in the lightly frayed dust jacket rather faded at the spine. First Edition, First Impression. With the author's signed presentation inscription on his presentation bookplate tipped onto the front pastedown. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Intermezzo (Archive of scripts for the 1939 film)

      Beverly Hills, CA: Selznick International, 1939. Archive of five scripts from the 1939 film, including a Temporary draft script and four post-production scripts: 1939 One Line Continuity for the 1936 Swedish version, Cutting Continuity for a re-release (October 20, 1947), and two drafts, release and re-release, of the Dialogue Continuity (September 22, 1939 and October 20, 1947, respectively).& & Nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Cinematography and Best Musical Score. A richly produced American remake of the Swedish film by Gustav Molander, with Ingrid Bergman--new to the American studios at that time--recreating her role. A famed concert violinist (Leslie Howard) who is married with children falls in love with a young pianist (Bergman) and begins an affair with her.& & Temporary Draft script (pre-production):& & Pale blue studio wrappers, rubber stamped TEMPORARY on the front wrapper, dated March 15, 1939, with credits for screenwriter John van Druten. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. 84 leaves, mimeograph. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine bound with two gold brads.& & One Line Continuity (1939):& & Blue studio wrappers, dated April 22, 1939. Mimeograph. Near Fine.& & Cutting Continuity (1947):& & Yellow card studio wrappers, dated October 20, 1947, noting 4 reels, rubber stamped Copy No. 45. Mimeograph. Near Fine.& & Dialogue Continuity (1939):& & Goldenrod card studio wrappers, dated September 22, 1939, noting 4 reels. Mimeograph. Near Fine.& & Dialogue Continuity (1947):& & Goldenrod card studio wrappers, dated October 20, 1947, noting 4 reels, rubber stamped Copy No. 32. Mimeograph. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats 1st American Edition

      Harcourt Brace & Co.. Hardcover. VG/VG 1939 Harcourt Brace and Co. First American Edition (stated) hardcover with dust jacket. Book is in great condition. Blue-Gray cloth over board covers have minor shelf wear. Edges have minor age tone. Gutters have minor spotting from the binding glue. Dust jacket is in great condition with minor nicks at the top of the spine. Jacket has some age darkening around the edges and at the spine. Jacket is not price clipped showing the original publishers price of $1.25. Front endpaper has a "return to" and owners name very lightly written on it. Endpapers have some minor tanning, primarily at the hinge glue lines and outer edges. Pages are clean with minor age tone. Binding is tight. * Ships daily via USPS with delivery confirmation. Books are shipped in protective cardboard. . Very Good. 1939.

      [Bookseller: Lone Buck Books]
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        Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

      New York: Harcourt Brace. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, the basis for the musical "Cats" New York: Harcourt Brace, 1939. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket. Very light toning to jacket, generally an excellent copy.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        OLD POSSUM'S BOOK Of PRACTICAL CATS

      Faber and Faber Limited,, 1939-01-01. First British Edition. Hardcover. Good. London: Faber & Faber, 1939. First Edition, First Printing with "Published in September MCMXXXIX" on the copyright page with no mention of subsequent printings, with this London printing preceding the American. In the original dust jacket with the price 3s. 6d. net intact. In Good overall condition, showing signs of age and use. The text is clean, though the pages show signs of being handled. Exposed hinge at page 16. Cloth shows wear, and light soiling, as well as a dampstain to the bottom corner of the spine, which does not intrude into the interior of the book. The dust jacket shows wear, with staining, tears and chipping, with some loss to the spine ends and the center of the spine panel as well. A Good overall copy; rare in the original dust jacket. This book was the basis for the musical Cats.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        Step by Step

      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1939. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very good. This is a seminal Churchill book that includes 82 newspaper articles focused on foreign affairs written by Churchill between March 1936 and May 1939, many of them containing his warnings and predictions about Nazi Germany. As a measure of Churchill's prescience and ultimate vindication, upon publication, Labour leader Clement Attlee, a political opponent who would replace Churchill as Prime Minister in 1945, wrote to Churchill: "It must be a melancholy satisfaction to you to see how right you were." Others were even more blunt. Sir Desmond Morton, military officer, government official, and appeasement opponent, wrote to Churchill: "Many years on, historians will read this and your speeches in Arms and the Covenant. They will wonder but I doubt they will decide what devil of pride, unbelief, selfishness or sheer madness possessed the English people that they did not rise as one man" and "call on you to lead them." Less than a year after publication, in May 1940, Churchill would become Prime Minister. Here is the British first edition, first printing, an unusually bright and clean collector-worthy copy, fine in a very good+ dust jacket. The green cloth binding is beautifully clean, square, and unfaded with sharp corners and bright spine gilt. The contents are bright and tight with no spotting and no inscriptions. Even the page edges remain bright and clean. The dust jacket is unclipped, still bearing the original front flap price, and is highly complete, with the only loss being minor chipping at the bottom of the spine. The dust jackets of this edition proved prone to soiling and to toning of the spines. Here, the dust jacket spine remains unusually bright and the jacket remains very clean, with trivial soiling mostly confined to the hinges and flap folds. There are closed tears at the bottom hinges to a maximum depth of about one inch. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A111.1.a, Woods/ICS A45(a.1), Langworth p.197.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Finnegans Wake

      New York: Viking Press. 1939. First American edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 1939, First American trade edition. 628 pp. Hardcover, black cloth. A Very Good copy in a Good dust jacket. Slight lean to the spine; light foxing/discoloration to the text-blocks; previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown; unmarked text. The DJ shows light, general spotting and soiling; 1/2-inch chip at the top of the spine, other shallow chips to either spine ends. Book came from a smoker's home and retains a faint odor. DJ now housed in a mylar wrap. Digital images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Madeline

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1939. First edition with the 1939 date on the title page and with 12 girls instead of 11 in the "They went home and broke their bread" illustration. Thin Folio, original illustrated boards. An excellent copy in a near fine dust jacket that shows only light wear. Inscribed by Bemelmans. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very sharp copy of this children's classic. First published in 1939, each Madeline story begins: "In an old house in Paris, that was covered with vines, lived twelve little girls in two straight lines... the smallest one was Madeline.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Liquid Stockings.

      New York. 1939 - Oil painting on board. 20 x 15 inches.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Week-End Wodehouse

      London: Herbert Jenkins Limited,, [1939]. Introduction by Hilaire Belloc. Decorations by Kerr. Octavo. Original green cloth, green morocco label to spine, top edge dyed blue. With the dust jacket. Gift inscription to front free endpaper. Spine rolled, cloth rubbed and a little dulled, upper corner bumped. A very good copy in the jacket that is generally fresh with just a little rubbing and creasing along the edges and some tiny nicks and short splits. First edition, first impression. This volume contains forty-six short stories.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Midis gagnés

      1939 - Paris, Denoël, 1939. Broché, 184 x 252 mm, 130 pp. non coupé. couverture légèrement fanée. EDITION ORIGINALE ornée de six dessins de Henri Matisse. Un des 150 exemplaires hors-commerce. ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE BOUSQUET A JOE BOUSQUET : " A Joé Bousquet avec la déjà vieille symphatie de Tristan Tzara". En 1931, Tristan Tzara apprend par Paul Eluard, que Joé Bousquet cloué au lit paralysé suite à une blessure de guerre. Assitôt Tzara lui fait parvenir un exemplaire de "L'Homme approximatif". Bousquet lui répond : "Depuis très longtemps je lis tout ce que vous écrivez. Je vous vois avec égal bonheur suivre une route où contre toute évidence vous êtes sul. Je récite vos poèmes. Ce n'est pas parce que vette oeuvre donne des couleurs au monde moderne qu'on peut la caractériser. Et puisque j'aurai trop vécu d'elle pour devoir me permettre de la juger, je me contenterai de l'aimer profondément.". En retour, Tzara répond : "Je me sens fort satisfait, cher Monsieur, d'exister à vos yeux quand mes plus vieux cahiers de notes fourmillent de citations étonnantes que j'avais empruntées à vos écrits d'il y a dix ans ; donnés, je crois aux Feuilles livres. Et arce que mon admiration pour vous a ses racines dans la jeunesse que je sens a travers votre signature et votre hommage." Belle provenance.

      [Bookseller: Librairie le pas sage]
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        Arts et Métiers Graphiques AMG n° 68 du 15 mai 1939

      - Paris, AMG, 1939. In-4, 70 p., couverture lithographiée. Joint : Index AMG 1927-1939. Le dernier numéro d'AMG. Avec la gravure de Matisse. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). Langue : Français

      [Bookseller: Chez les libraires associés]
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        Gadsby. (A story of over 50,000 words without using the letter "E")

      Wetzel Publishing Co. [1939], Los Angeles - First edition, 8vo, pp. 267; original red cloth stamped in black on upper cover and spine, and preserving the very rare dust jacket with shallow chips at the spine ends, and 2 larger chips at the corners of the back panel. New gray cloth clamshell box.The author was a graduate of M.I.T. and served in the First World War. A warehouse fire shortly after the book's publication accounts for its obvious rarity. According to the jacket blurb it took Wright 150 days to complete the work, but apparently it was years in the making. The novel, such as it is, has become legend in word circles, admired by lexicographers, lipogrammatists, puzzlers, and language mavens alike. It even has its own Wikipedia page which notes: "The plot revolves around the dying fictional city of Branton Hills, which is revitalized thanks to the efforts of protagonist John Gadsby and a youth group he organizes." It is also noted that "The book's scarcity and oddness has seen original copies priced at $4,000 by book dealers." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        "Gadsby. (A story of over 50,000 words without using the letter ""E"")"

      Los Angeles: Wetzel Publishing Co.. [1939]. "First edition, 8vo, pp. 267; original red cloth stamped in black on upper cover and spine, and preserving the very rare dust jacket with shallow chips at the spine ends, and 2 larger chips at the corners of the back panel. New gray cloth clamshell box.& & The author was a graduate of M.I.T. and served in the First World War. A warehouse fire shortly after the book's publication accounts for its obvious rarity. According to the jacket blurb it took Wright 150 days to complete the work, but apparently it was years in the making. The novel, such as it is, has become legend in word circles, admired by lexicographers, lipogrammatists, puzzlers, and language mavens alike. It even has its own Wikipedia page which notes: ""The plot revolves around the dying fictional city of Branton Hills, which is revitalized thanks to the efforts of protagonist John Gadsby and a youth group he organizes."" It is also noted that ""The book's scarcity and oddness has seen original copies priced at $4,000 by book dealers."" "

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM from THE PLAYS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1939. Hardcover. Largely unopened. Spine slightly and evenly darkened, corners firm. Near Fine. Arthur Rackham. Folio (8-3/4" x 13") bound in gold-stamped half natural buckram, top edges gilt, with the paper sides, printed in four colors, reproducing a patterned wall painting uncovered in a room where Shakespeare might have seen and admired it. Edited by Herbert Farjeon, who created the Nonesuch edition text of Shakespeare, to restore the original typographic style and spelling; typography planned and production supervised by Bruce Rogers. From the 37 volume set, this individual volume is illustrated with 6 full-page color plates by Arthur Rackham. Issued unsigned. Copy #1840 of a total of 1950 copies printed.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        South Eastern Reporter [1st]. Vols. 1-200 (1887-1939)

      1939. South Eastern Reporter [1st]. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing Co. Vols. 1 to 200 (1887-1939). Volumes 1 to 140, 2 vols. in 1 book. Complete set. Original publisher's cloth. Ex-library, worn. Interiors clean. Tear to head of spine to Vols. 1-2, 49-50, 63-64, 97-98, 105-106, 111-112. Withal a nice set. See digital image. * Includes opinions issued by the state courts of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ]
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        Intermezzo (Archive of scripts for the 1939 film)

      Selznick International Beverly Hills, CA: Selznick International, 1939. Archive of five scripts from the 1939 film, including a Temporary draft script and four post-production scripts: 1939 One Line Continuity for the 1936 Swedish version, Cutting Continuity for a re-release (October 20, 1947), and two drafts, release and re-release, of the Dialogue Continuity (September 22, 1939 and October 20, 1947, respectively). Nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Cinematography and Best Musical Score. A richly produced American remake of the Swedish film by Gustav Molander, with Ingrid Bergman--new to the American studios at that time--recreating her role. A famed concert violinist (Leslie Howard) who is married with children falls in love with a young pianist (Bergman) and begins an affair with her. Temporary Draft script (pre-production): Pale blue studio wrappers, rubber stamped TEMPORARY on the front wrapper, dated March 15, 1939, with credits for screenwriter John van Druten. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. 84 leaves, mimeograph. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine bound with two gold brads. One Line Continuity (1939): Blue studio wrappers, dated April 22, 1939. Mimeograph. Near Fine. Cutting Continuity (1947): Yellow card studio wrappers, dated October 20, 1947, noting 4 reels, rubber stamped Copy No. 45. Mimeograph. Near Fine. Dialogue Continuity (1939): Goldenrod card studio wrappers, dated September 22, 1939, noting 4 reels. Mimeograph. Near Fine. Dialogue Continuity (1947): Goldenrod card studio wrappers, dated October 20, 1947, noting 4 reels, rubber stamped Copy No. 32. Mimeograph. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc. ]
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        Storia del Teatro drammatico I. Grecia e Roma (parte prima), Medioevo (parte seconda) II. L'Europa dal Rinascimento al Romanticismo (parte terza) III. L'Ottocento (parte quarta) IV. Il teatro contemporaneo. Appendice: teatri orientali.

      Rizzoli 1939 - Milan - Rome, Rizzoli, 1939- 1940. 4 vol. grands in 8 de 422pp. avec 252 illustrations en noir in texte et quatre planches en couleurs hors texte, 536pp. avec 361 illustrations en noir in texte et quatre planches en couleurs hors texte, 480pp. avec 274 illustrations en noir in texte et quatre planches en couleurs hors texte, 510pp. avec 363 illustrations en noir in texte et quatre planches en couleurs hors texte, reliures en pleine toile bleue de l'éditeur, titre doré sur les plats supérieurs et sur les dos, bel exemplaire. Oeuvre fondamentale et très prisée qui offre un panorama complet du théâtre mondial de l'époque de l'antiquité classique jusqu'au premier quart du vingtième siècle, écrite avec une immense compétence et avec l'ajout de très nombreux textes, illustrée de façon magnifique et enrichie d'une ample bibliographie à la fin de chaque volume et d'un index des noms et des tables synoptiques à la fin du dernier volume. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Scritti]
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