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        The Map of Love. Verse and Prose

      London: J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd,, 1939. Octavo. Original purple cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt, purple top-stain. With the dust jacket. Housed in a navy morocco-backed blue marbled bookform slipcase. Portrait frontispiece of the author after a painting by Augustus John. Some very faint mottling to the spine, light fading to spine and along board edges, and light spotting to endpapers. An excellent copy in the spine-tanned and faintly marked jacket with light rubbing along top edge. First edition, first impression, first issue binding.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Published by D.C. Thomson & Co Ltd., 1939. Hardback. Good. Good condition with no wrapper. The very first Dandy annual! Yellow pictorial front cover, blue and red pictorial spine. Two-tone and b/w illustrations throughout. 128 pages. Rebacked with new cloth spine and photocopy onlay of original pictorial spine. Slight surface paper loss to lower spine edge of front cover. New endpapers. Corners very worn. Front cover has a few marks and "Dandy" written at the top in ink. Rear cover is scratched and grubby. Some margin marks and page browning but no tears or colouring to contents. Belongs to page missing otherwise contents are very good. Overall a nice copy of this rare annual. SPECIAL OFFER: REDUCED FROM £2500! [R]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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      Reynal & Hitchcock (1939), New York - Leather-backed boards. Copy #397 of 500 numbered copies SIGNED by the author. The American Booksellers Association voted this book the best nonfiction title of 1939, and it ranks as one of the greatest aviation adventures ever published. The typically worn spine has been here recently and professionally replaced with a sympathetic blue morocco spine with similar gilt lettering and decorations as the original. Near Fine, lacking the slipcase [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Wind, Sand and Stars

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1939. Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. This is copy #4 of 500 copies signed by the author. Blue leather spine, paper-covered boards with a small blue graphic that resembles stylized wings. Spine has nicking and small losses at top and base, minor sunning. Clean and crisp within. Decorated endpapers, signed by Antoine de Saint Exupery on the limitation page. Slipcase has some chipping at edges from shelf wear and sunning, but is intact and not split at edges like most others.

      [Bookseller: Artisan Books & Bindery]
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        Game in the Desert

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

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Geschichte der Homöopathie, 4 Teile in einem Band (= alles),

      Leipzig, Schwabe, 1939,. Erstausgabe (der Ausgabe in einem Band), 4°, XX, 837 S. (100 S. / 263 S. / 244 S. / 229 S.) mit Register und insg. 37 s/w-Abb. und Porträts, original (?) Halbleder-Einband der Zeit mit Musterpapierbezugen und goldener Rückenbeschriftung die Einbandkanten und der Einband stellenweise etwas berieben, sonst gutes, sauberes Exemplar (Ti2) Selten. Ein großer Teil der Auflage wurde 1943 durch Kriegseinwirkung vernichtet. Zudem handelt es sich hier offenbar um ein Korrekturexemplar des Verfassers mit dessen Besitzerprägestempel auf der Titelseite und einigen handschriftlichen Korrekturen bzw. Anmerkungen am Seitenrand. Inhalt: Teil I: Die Vorläufer der Homöopathie / Teil II: Hahnemann. Leben und Werk / Teil III: Ausbreitung der Homöopathie / Teil IV: Die Homöopathie seit 1850.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Orban & Streu]
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        The Grapes of Wrath

      The Viking Press, New York 1939 - "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck. Published by The Viking Press, New York, 1939. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1940. First edition first printing with a single statement on the copyright page that says "FIRST PUBLISHED IN APRIL 1939" with no statement of subsequent printings. Small octavo [5.5" x 8.25"], 619 pp. With "Battle Hymn of the Republic" illustrations present on the endpapers and paste-downs. With its original first printing dust jacket which states "FIRST EDITION" on the front flap. The dust jacket is in very good condition. Minor creasing and chipping to the edges of the panels, spine, and flap folds. Light edge wear to the front flap. Gentle sunning to the spine. The original price of $2.75 is present on the top right corner of the front flap. The book is in very good plus to near fine condition. The cloth boards are extremely well preserved with crisp edges. The maroon illustration and lettering on the front board and spine is bright and fresh. Some browning to the gutters with toning to the endpapers and paste-downs. The front board is cracked at the hinge at the title page. Light smudges to the fore-edge of the textblock. The textblock is remarkably clean and bright. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory #(D7-6) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ernestoic Books]
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        Typed Letter Signed to Twentieth-Century Fox, confirming that their one-year contact begins on September 2, 1939 - just be fore the making of THE GRAPES OF WRATH (1940)

      Los Angeles, september 2, 1939. 8-1/2 x 11 inches. One page on carbon copy of 20th-Century Fox's letter to Fonda, requesting confirmation. Staple holes in upper left corner . Under the terms outlined in this contract (e.g., $3,250 per week), Henry Fonda was destined to star in the film which won him an Academy Award nomination for best actor, the film by which he is possibly best remembered, and a film regarded by many one of the greatest films to come out of Hollywood: THE GRAPES OF WRATH (1940), directed by John Ford, from the novel by John Steinbeck. Production on THE GRAPES OF WRATH began early in October of 1939 -- only a few weeks after this contract was signed

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        THE HARDY BOYS: The Twisted Claw- #18

      New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1939. THE HARDY BOYS: The Twisted Claw- #18- Franklin W. Dixon- Illustrated by Paul Laune- Grosset & Dunlap, New York- 1939-1st Edition (Carpentieri 1939 A-1) Hardcover:-12mo- VG++-Near Fine/VG++ dj is bright and unclipped. Few shallow nicksand rubs on heel, crown of spine and on corners. Shallow sealed 1/2 inch tear at back top dj. Otherwise really nice and clean. Tan covers with brown lettering and silhouette. Textblock and spine are tight. 217 pages, no tears or writing-clean. No loose pages. PO name on back of frontis. 1st Edition points according to Carpentieri: Blue top page edges. Inner dj flap 5050 and 120/160 and list to itself. Red ornage Gretta endpapers. Lists to itself on copyright page. 25 chapters. Verso of page 217 list of Hardy Boys to 'A Figure In Hiding'. Ted Scott Flying Stories on inner back dj flap lists to 'Castaways Of The Stratosphere'. Spotlight Books For Boys on back of dj lists 13 titles ending with 'The G-Men In Jeopardy'. A scarce book in this condition especially with dj. More photos on request. Fiction-juvenile-Series-Hardy Boys-Illustrated (3873). 1st Edition-1st Printing. Hard Cover. VG++-Near FINE/VG++. Illus. by Paul Laune. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: jakoll]
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        New York in Etchings

      New York: Bard Brothers, (1939). Fine in a fine jacket. Exceedingly uncommon in this pristine condition.. First Edition. Bound spiral-bound quarto. Number 1652 of 2000 numbered copies. Introduction and notes by Richard M. Baum, M.A. Illustrated with 24 full-page sepia-toned intaglio gravures of New York printed from copper plates, with 3 aquatints and 21 etchings.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        The Wild Palms

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1939 first British issue in two toned green and grey cloth boards, white and green titling to the spine, bottom page edges untrimmed, sewn not cased, no inscriptions, faint scattered foxing to the closed edges, lower board has minor damp to the bottom corner with some mild bubbling of the cloth and faint marking to the spine corner of the rear few text pages, but with some darker marking to the end papers, unclipped dust wrapper has some short edge tears and some light chipping to spine ends, there is some damp marking but mainly to the reverse of the DW, some age browing visible to the yellow parts of the wrapper, the green front and spine are tidy but with some edge and corner rubbing, first edition issued in only 2000 copies, RARE in the dust wrapper, 315pp. Bank deposit as payment for this item please.. First Edition. Cloth. Good/Good. 12mo - over 6? - 7? tall.

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

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        The Country of the Blind 1939

      London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1939, 1939. PRIVATE PRESS, Limited Edition. Quarto. Elegantly bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in quarter dyed vellum, lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Illustrated with engravings by Clifford Webb. A near fine copyFirst edition thus. One of two hundred and fifty numbered copies (of 280), printed on handmade paper. This edition collects both the 1904 and the 1939 versions of the story, along with a brand new introduction by Wells. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [574]. Shorter New Cambridge Bibliography (Eng.Lit.) 1293-8.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Local

      London: Cassell & Co., Ltd.,, 1939. Octavo. Original grey boards printed in red and black. With the acetate dust jacket with paper flaps. Housed in a black flat back cloth solander box. Lithographs in colour by Ardizzone. Gift inscription to verso of the front free endpaper, "Gwynneth & Vernon with love from Hugh Christmas 1939 [with a piece of doggerel beginning] 'The doors are wide Just step inside And sample what the pubs provide....'" An exceptional copy in the little torn and creased acetate dust jacket with some minor separation at the flaps. One of a number of such experimental dust jackets produced in the late 1930s which sought to take advantage of the new transparent wonder that was acetate. The absurd delicacy of this material lead to the speedy abandonment of the fad. First edition, sole impression. The book's scarcity has long been anecdotally attributed within the book trade to the bomb damage inflicted on Cassell's premises during the Blitz. Whether this is true or not, it remains a scarce book, especially in this condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        British and American Game Birds . .. With a chapter on Shooting in America by Eugene Connett

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Chronological List of Engagements Between The Regular Army of the United States and Various Tribes of Hostile Indians Which Occurred During the Years 1790 to 1898 Inclusive

      Wing Printing and Publishing Company, St. Joseph Missouri 1939 - 141 pages, frontis, original cloth with rubbing to edges, bookplate and signature of John M. Carroll. Lists the engagements, who was involved, and number of killed and wounded. Custer, Little Big Horn, Washita, Crook, Terry, Adobe Walls, Fetterman, Sand Creek, and all the others. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Old West Books (ABAA)]
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        The Donkey Inside

      New York: The Viking Press, 1939. First edition Number 11 of 175 copies containing a signed watercolor by Bemelmans of a nude woman. 8vo. Illustrated by the Author. 224 pp. Original orange and yellow cloth, orange edges. Fine in fine slipcase

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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      London: Michael Joseph, [1939].. Cloth. Spine somewhat faded, with some scattered splash marks to spine and boards, edges lightly foxed, but a good, sound copy. First edition. Inscribed by Wells to Siegfried Sassoon: "To Siegfried the Silent from H.G." In June of 1917, Sassoon sent a copy of his statement against the war to Wells, among others, and Wells was supportive. Sassoon visited him in 1922, recording that "I am grateful to (and full of admiration for) the bristling pugnacious little man for the way he succeeds in influencing (and creating) public opinion in the direction of sanity...," and they remained in contact in later years. With the Sassoon Library dispersal label on the front pastedown.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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      YOSHIDA'S MOST FAMOUS TREATISE ON COLOR WOODBLOCK PRINTING Tokyo [1939] - , Sanseido. Brown raw silk, very good, 136p., 12color woodcuts plates +26 b.w. photos,appendix of his prints& number of blocks, impressions used, English text, with theactual color woodblock print samples tipped in. R A R E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2013Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

      [Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB]
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        JAPANESE WOOD-BLOCK (WOOD BLOCK) PRINTING. With Original Wood Block Print Frontispiece

      Tokyo:: Sanseido Company,, 1939. First Edition. Very Good++. SIGNED BY HIROSHI YOSHIDA ON THE FFEP IN ENGLISH AND WITH HIS CHOP without personalization. Complete with Original frontispiece and progressive wood block prints - 5 images in color of "A Junk." All 12 plates and 26 figures present. A Very Good++ hardback First Edition First Printing with tip of spine archivally and sympathetically replaced, not affecting title. minimal scattered foxing. Sm. 4to. ix, 136 pp. A Rare Signed Work.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        Little Black Sambo. The Enlarged Picture Edition

      Chicago: Albert Whitman & Co., 1939. Hard Cover. Very good condition.. Color drawings by Cobb X. Shinn. Very minor wear to extremities.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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      Tarzana, CA: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., 1939 Inscribed by Burroughs on a blank preliminary page; "To Earl Teass, In appreciation of the very swell job at 716 and his unfailing interest and co-operation. From his friend, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzana, December 25, 1939." Obviously a Christmas gift for his friend. Teass was involved in the Hollywood film industry and was a set designer for several films. Heins, TaM-1. Illustrated by John Coleman Burroughs. The twenty fifth novel in the Tarzan series. Contemporary professional binding in full calf leather with raised bands, gilt tooling and title label. A fine handsome copy.. Inscribed. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Illus. by John Coleman Burroughs.

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine and Rare Books]
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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. An Ixiii Sol in 0 Aries, March the Twenty-First, 1939 e.v. Two minutes past noon. First American Edition. "W.P.S. Ltd...Printed in England", on the bottom of last printed page as called for. Brown buckram, gold stamped title and A.'.A.'. sigil bright with no loss. Small mark to front board (see Scan). Light extremity wear, spine head and tail gently pushed. Sewn binding very tight. Toning, offsetting to frontis from tissue guard. Order Form for "The Equinox of the Gods" present, and not detached. Yorke 63 (C) 4.. First American Edition. Buckram, Sewn Binding. Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

      [Bookseller: Gates Past Books]
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        North American Big Game

      London: Scribners, 1939. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very good. Fine in dust jacket with very minor shelf wear otherwise fine. In red buckram cloth with decorative gilt stamp on front and spine. Many plates and illustrations throughout. A very tight and clean copy of this book in dust jacket. Seldom found in a dust jacket this nice.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        LOST HORIZON (EXCEEDINGLY RARE First Printing, with Original Promotional Material)

      New York: Pocket Book, 1939. Hilton, James. LOST HORIZON. NY: Pocket Book Edition #1, (1939). FIRST PRINTING. A NEAR FINE, bright and square copy in original illustrated wrappers (slight lamination lift, tiny bit of edge-wear, previous owner's neat ink notation on the blank opposite the half-title) with absolutely no reading crease. The First Printing of the Pocket Book edition of LOST HORIZON has historical significance as the first ever mass-market paperback. It was the first exemplar of the affordable book for those individuals who either couldn't afford hardback books or had no means to carry them around. This small flexible format, cheap in cost (although beautiful in design) changed reading habits and publishers' practices forever. Although Pocket Book #1 was reprinted forty or fifty times and had sold millions of copies by the 1960s, few examples of its first print run have survived. This fantastic example is not only in exceptional condition, it contains two original inserts. An advertising card (3" by 5") encouraging readers to spread the word about Pocket Books. And an insert (4" by 6") encouraging movie-goers to see the Frank Capra film adaptation. Both inserts are in mint condition. This is only the second Fine copy that we have handled in the last twenty years and we've never before seen these inserts. LOST HORIZON (originally published in 1933) still remains the most famous fictional tale of modern Utopia, it brought Shangri-La to popular culture, and it inspired one of the greatest motion pictures of all time. . First Edition, Thus. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ]
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        Original Studio Style 'B' One Sheet for THE GRAPES OF WRATH

      [Np]: 20th Century-Fox, 1939 [i.e. 1940].. Vintage original lithographed color one sheet (27 x 41"; 68 x 102 cm). Folded, reinforced with paper tape at some folds on verso, Stamp and ms. caption titles on verso, faint signs of erasure of two handwritten letters in lower left corner, pinholes in some margins, thumb tack shadow on lower left margin, else very good. The style 'B' one sheet for Darryl F. Zanuck's 1940 adaptation of Steinbeck's novel, directed by John Ford, starring Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell (who received an Academy Award for her portrayal of "Ma Joad"), John Carradine, et al. Ford won an Oscar for Best Director, and Fonda was nominated for Best Actor. This style 'B' poster is of particular interest because it places the emphasis on Steinbeck and the novel, including a full color inset of the dust jacket in the lower left corner. The publicity paper for this major film was generally visually uninspired, and in many ways this style 'B' one sheet is aesthetically more appealing than the 'A' style. The film premiered in January of 1940, and this one sheet is understandably dated 1939.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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      London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited,. [1939]. red cloth.. Some mild spotting and soiling to cloth, some age-darkening to spine. panel, two small bookstore stickers affixed to front paste-down, U.S.. title of the book penciled on the title page, mild tanning to text. paper, a very good copy. Uncommon. (#127459). First edition. Most copies of this UK edition were lost when Nazi bombs destroyed the Hodder & Stoughton warehouse. Published later in the U.S. as A COFFIN FOR DIMITRIOS. Basis for the 1944 film featuring Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre; screenplay credited to Frank Gruber. A Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights, pp. 18-9.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        The Confidential Agent (First Edition)

      New York: The Viking Press, 1939. First American Edition. Very Good plus in a Fine, supplied dust jacket. Book is tight and square, with some wear and light fray along the board edges and at the spine ends. Jacket is exceptional, bright and colorful with no fading or wear. Basis for the 1945 espionage film starring Charles Boyer, Lauren Bacall and Peter Lorre. In a custom clamshell box. & & Hannsberry, "Femme Noir," p. 9, Selby, p. 202. Spicer, p. 407. & & Complete collation details available on request.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        The Confidential Agent

      London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1939., 1939. FIRST EDITION. 8vo.Publisher's light blue cloth with red titles to spine. Minor wear, some foxing to edges and margins, spine a touch sunned. A very good copy of a scarce 'entertainment' by Greene. Government spy thriller where events are dictated by the threat of civil war. Basis for the classic 1945 movie starring Peter Lorre and Lauren Bacall. R.A Wobbe [A15a], see also Haining; Crime Fiction p199, Steinbrunner & Penzler; Ency.of Mystery & Detection, p176.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        VERVE An Artistic and Literary Quarterly. Volume 2, Numbers 5-8

      Paris: Verve, 1939-1940. First edition. Hardcover. Bound in light green cloth, spine and top of front cover sunned. Very good./No Dust Jacket. Double No. 5/6 feature an original front cover lithograph by Aristide Malliol. Teriade faced financial difficulties, his American silent partner, David Smart pulled-out, unhappy with American sales. Additional color lithographs by Rouault, Derain, Bonnard, Matisse and Klee. No. 7 Les Tres Riches Heures Du Duc De Berry printed during the first few months of World War II. No. 8 completed a few days before the occupation of Paris: original front cover colored lithography by Henri Matisse, and double-paged color lithograph by Pierre Bonnard [Sunset Over The Mediterranean], plus eleven color drawings in red by Andre Derain. Text in English.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        Cronache della guerra. Rivista settimanale illustrata .

      Tumminelli & C., Roma. 1939 - 2 voll., in 4°, p. tela. 1° vol. : 1939 ; dal n° 1 al n. 10 (manca il n. 8) - 1940 ; dal n. 1 al n. 28 (mancano i nn. 7, 9, 12, 18, 22, 27). 2° vol. :1940; dal n. 29 al n. 52 (manca il n. 42) - 1941; dal n. 1 al 9 + i nn. , 14, 15, 44, 52 - 1942; n. 3. Copp. originali conservate all'interno. Numerose ill. Alcune pp. con piccoli restauri sommari.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Cicerone]
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        Finnegan's Wake

      London: Faber and Faber, 1939., 1939. First Edition. Publisher's hardback cloth in original dust-wrapper. Fore and tail edges untrimmed. Contemporary name and date to flyleaf, some light spotting. Jacket has benefitted from some accomplished paper repair to the extremities. Very good. Joyce's final and possibly most influential work, considered by many to be his monolithic 'Ulysses'. 3,400 copies were printed, of which 950 were destroyed. Slocum and Cahoon A47.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Some Buried Caesar (First Edition)

      New York: Viking Press, 1939. First Edition. First Edition. Binding very slightly cocked, else Near Fine in a bright, Very Good dust jacket. Jacket has small chips and some shallow creasing at the corners, but is quite colorful overall. The sixth Nero Wolfe mystery.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        The HIDDEN DWARF. Poppy Ott Series #11

      New York:: Grossett & Dunlap,. (1939).. 12mo. 1st edition. v, [1], 218 pp.. Tomato red cloth binding with black stamped title lettering to spine & front board. Light blue pictorial eps. Dark blue top stain. Color pictorial wrap-around dust jacket.. Slight lean. A VG+ copy in a similar jacket, which shows some minor. extremity wear.. The last book in the series, and fairly uncommon, especially in a nice jacket such as offered here. . Frontispiece.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        The Spider and the Flie, with an original leaf from the edition of 1556

      San Francisco: (Grabhorn Press), 1939. 12mo. (9)pp. One of fifty-five copies. Tipped in after the title page, the leaf features a large woodcut of John Heywood at his desk. On the window behind him, several spiders observe a fly trapped in a web. On the verso of the page are three verses above a woodcut ornament. This leaf book was printed as a Christmas keepsake for David Magee, who provided context for the leaf in the accompanying text. Magee described the woodcut scene of Heywood at his desk as "a refreshing picture of peace and leisure to be regarded with envy in these troubled days of 1939." First published in 1556, Heywood's long, involved allegory of religious controversy in sixteenth-century England, written in verse, used flies to represent Catholics and the spiders Protestants. Stab-bound in marbled paper wrappers. Occasional light soiling, else fine.

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        Civil Protection The Application of the Civil Defence Act and Other Government Requirements for Air Raid Shelters Etc

      London: The Architectural Press, 1939. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. 9.25" x 12.5.

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        Reminiscence d'Orient. Turquie Perse et Syrie

      Paris: Chez l'Auteur, 30 Rue Des Mathurins, 1939 Text in French. This is a very good copy of this portfolio in green paper-covered boards, containing 16 pages of text and notes and 30 photographic plates and 6 hand-colored watercolor plates. The text and plates generally very good, 2 plates with some foxing. The portfolio has some damp marks to the top corners, otherwise very good. This work appears to be a record of the author's collection of architectural elements and decorative art from his many excursions to the Orient. The photos appear to be of the author's own quarters at 30 Rue des Mathurins. A late work of undoubted "Orientalism", it sets out to create an atmosphere of The Thousand and One Nights. The 6 watercolor plates depict a man and a woman in Persian costume, inside the sumptuous dwelling, in romantic, but very chaste encounters. Absolutely charming work sure to delight admirers of d'Allemagne. Folio, 13" high X 10" wide. Quite rare among d'Allemagne's works. . Decorative Cloth. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Design Books]
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      New York: Pynson Printers, 1939. No. 87 OF 370 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AND BY PUBLISHER ELMER ADLER. Hardcover. 292 x 229 mm (11 1/2 x 9"). 129 pp., [2] leaves. No. 87 OF 370 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AND BY PUBLISHER ELMER ADLER. Original black quarter calf over Indian cloth in a floral design, flat spine with gilt titling. In the publisher's (slightly worn) lettered brown cardboard slipcase. With 85 photogravure illustrations of papermaking in India and 27 specimens of Indian paper. Schlosser 39. Short indentation to spine, light thumbing to a couple of leaves, otherwise a fine copy, clean and bright in an unworn binding. In this work, Hunter takes us on a journey through various Indian provinces, examining the techniques used to make paper by hand in each one and providing a valuable record of a vanishing industry. The account of his travels through the country is illustrated with photographs of papermaking equipment and of artisans at work making paper; it describes in detail the materials used and the techniques employed to make paper in each region, and enumerates the special challenges Indian papermakers face in finding quality raw materials and dealing with the discouragement of British colonial officials. Hunter holds out little hope for the future of the craft in India, where artisans are focused on trying to produce paper at lower prices than the machine-made kind--a hopeless task--rather than on making the kind of high-quality paper that cannot be produced on a machine. This work is all the more significant for capturing a dying art and preserving remnants of its products.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Papermaking by Hand in India

      New York: Pynson Printers, 1939. 4to. (11 1/4 x 9 inches). Photogravure vignette on title, 84 photogravures on 42 plates, 27 paper specimens. Publisher's prospectus, laid in. Publisher's black leather-backed hand- blocked India print cloth covered boards, original board slipcase. One of 375 numbered copies signed by Hunter, this being copy 134. "Mr. Hunter's sympathetic and thoughtful handling of papermaking in one country after another has produced a group of books that stand as beacons in their fields ... Now comes Mr. Hunter's book on India ... the result of two special journeys to India to investigate mills and collect specimens ... To those who know Dard Hunter's work it is unnecessary to stress that in this book, as in his others, we see with intimate detail the exact conditions under which paper is made and the methods that are used; all with a knowing appraisal of how these fit in with other ancient and primitive traditions in so many of the world's forgotten corners. Dard Hunter long cherished the desire to visit India and see with his own eyes the handmade paper industry of that vast country. It is fortunate indeed that it was possible for him to make these significant trips, and thus place in our hands the only record of Indian handmade paper that exists..." (Prospectus). Schlosser 39.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        The Jews. Are They Human?

      London: George Allan & Unwin Ltd,, 1939. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and upper board in black. With the dust jacket. A few light spots to cloth. An excellent, fresh copy in the dust jacket that is only very slightly rubbed with a few short closed tears, fading of the spine panel and edges, and a few tiny white spots on the upper panel. First edition, first impression. An unusually nice copy of this volume repudiating anti-Semitism, written following the author's visit to Berlin in 1937.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Tropic of Capricorn

      Paris: The Obelisk Press, 1939. First Edition. Octavo. Original publisher's wrappers printed in red and black; 367pp. Bookplate signed by Henry Miller laid in at front endpaper. Neat ownership signature to front endpaper ("S. Lewis Rand / Paris / 1945").Price elided on front flap, with new price stamped on spine (as on most copies); moderate creasing, wear and toning to wrapper edges and spine; small (ca 1/2") triangular chip to base of rear cover; just Very Good. In custom cloth slipcase. & & The third volume in Miller's renowned Obelisk Trilogy, which included Tropic of Cancer (1934) and Black Spring (1936). Like all of Miller's collaborations with Jack Kahane's Obelisk Press, this is a fragile book, rarely found in good condition; the present example shows ample evidence of use, but is still a presentable and complete copy.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        Mein Kampf. Jubiläumsausgabe anläßlich der Vollendung des 50. Lebensjahres des Führers

      Mchn., Zentralvlg. d. NSDAP 1939.. kl.-4°. 705, 15 S. (Vlgsanzeigen) Mit 1 Titelportr. OLdr. Mit Goldpräg., Rückensch. u. Kopfgoldschn. In Orig.-Schuber. Sehr guter Zustand.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        A Coffin for Dimitrios (First Edition)

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. First American Edition. Near Fine in a Very Good plus, price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket shows only a few small chips and tiny closed tears at the extremities, with some light evidence that there was once some reinforcement at the verso, now professionally removed. Basis for the classic 1944 film noir directed by Jean Negulesco, written for the screen by Frank Gruber and starring Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet and Zachary Scott, in his screen debut as the title character.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Rhymed Ruminations. Poems

      Printed for Siegfried Sassoon & Geoffrey Keynes at the Chiswick Press, London 1939, 1939. First edition, limited to just 75 copies printed in Monotype Bodoni. 12mo. With a cover and title-page design by Laurence Whistler. Pictorial boards, very slightly dusty. A crisp and attractive copy. Extremely uncommon.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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      New York: New Directions, (1939). First Edition. Hardcover. Backstrip darkened, a few nicks in the cloth. Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper. Patchen's second book, consisting of 800 copies, this copy INSCRIBED "with respect and admiration" for W. H. Auden on 10 May 1940 and SIGNED by Patchen. Patchen's first book brought him much acclaim including comparisons to Auden, unlikely as that might seem now. Among Patchen's accomplishments was the initiation of the poetry-and-jazz movement in the late 1950s. Although Auden never seems to have figured in an important way in Patchen's life, the elder poet did take part in a benefit for Patchen two decades after being presented with this book. A truly important presentation copy.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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      Washington: Government Printing Office, 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Text block pulling from covers a bit but still very tight; some spotting to leather. Near Fine in a custom clamshell box. Specially bound in black morocco leather, covers with single-fillet gilt border, front cover gilt-lettered; blue watered silk linings, the front lining centering the Presidential seal stamped in gilt. Illustrated with photos; 47 pages. INSCRIBED BY THE PRESIDENT TO HIS SON on the front endpaper: "FDR Jr. from FDR 1939." Included in the text is FDR's address on pages 35-42. One of the scarcest of the Christmas book series, this title has neither a printed nor autograph colophon, and the number of copies made remains unknown. While never achieving the renown of his father, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr. was a successful congressman (1949-1954) who twice ran for governor of New York and who was a close friend and early backer of John F. Kennedy. He later became a successful businessman. Housed in a custom blue silk clamshell box with a gilt-lettered black morocco label on the front cover.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Navajo Medicine Man: Sandpaintings and Legends of Miguelito

      J.J. Augustin Publisher New York: J.J. Augustin Publisher. (1939). First. First edition. Folio. 83, [48]pp. Illustrated with color plates, printed on imported handmade Japanese paper. Near fine with some light wear to the spine in an original, very good cardboard slipcase with some foxing and age-toning. Images from the John Frederick Huckel Collections. One of 500 copies. Very scarce in slipcase. .

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