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        The Seven Lady Godivas

      Random House, New York 1939 - Stated 1st printing with unclipped $1.75 price intact. Jacket with light chipping to crown and foot of spine, and light soiling. Pages are clean, unmarked, and undamaged. Includes The Seven Lady Godivas bookmark. Overall a superior copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ARCshelves]
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        The Rescue Flight; A Biggles Story

      Published by Oxford University Press, Amen House, London First Edition [Medium] 1939. London 1939. First medium thickness edition hard back binding in publisher's original bright red cloth covers, black lettering and two biplanes to the spine, biplane in circular motif to the front cover, top edge dyed red but fading. 8vo 1.5'' medium with one asterisk to the half title page 5.25'' x 7.5''. 256 printed pages of text. Colour frontispiece and six black and white illustrations. Ten listed stories by W. E. Johns to the book start with The Camels are Coming and ends with Biggles Flies North. Small ink name to the front free end paper, a little spotting to the closed paged edges. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition price clipped dust wrapper with small brown splodge mark to the fore edge of the front cover and rear panel, small chips to the corners of the spine ends [not affecting the text], spine a little age darkened. Eight Oxford W. E. Johns listed books to the rear of the dust wrapper starting with Biggles Flies East and ending with Biggles Flies North.

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        COLLECTED POEMS OF ROBERT FROST with AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT POEM

      New York: Halcyon House, (1939). First Edition. Hardcover. Fine, lacking the dustwrapper. First Printing of the Halcyon House edition, a near exact reproduction of the Holt edition published a month earlier but without the introduction. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author "For Cornelius Weygandt" on the front endpaper with the final eight lines of the final poem in the book under the chapter AFTERTHOUGHT "A Missive Missal" in FROST'S HOLOGRAPH, here titled "From Twenty-five Thousand Years Ago--: "Far as we aim our signs to reach/Far as we often make them reach/There is an aeon limit set/Beyond which they are doomed to miss./Two souls may be to [sic] widely met./That sad-with-distance river beach/With mortal longing may beseech;/It cannot speak as far as this." Frost has omitted what would have been the third line of this section, "Across the soul-from-soul abyss." Weygandt, an English scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, first met Frost in 1915. He is described by Frost anonymously in his poem "New Hampshire" as the man "Who comes from Philadelphia every year/With a great flock of chickens of rare breeds. Weygandt describes his friendship with Frost in THE WHITE HILLS (pages 231-254).

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        Secret Despatches from Arabia

      Golden Cockerel Press,, 1939. Octavo. Original black quarter morocco on cream boards, title gilt to spine, top edge gilt, the others uncut. Collotype frontispiece portrait of Lawrence. Boards a little browned at the fore-edge, else very good. Limited Edition of 1000 numbered copies of which this is 545. "The majority of Lawrence's contributions to the Arab Bulletin are published in this volume. In addition to these items, 'Syrian Cross Currents', previously unpublished, is included; this was taken from a manuscript on Arab Bureau paper" (O'Brien). Distribution of The Arab Bulletin was originally limited to 26 copies.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Verve: An Artistic and Literary Quarterly - Volume One-Three [1, 2, 3], Number Two: Spring 1938, March-June; Number Three: October-December; Number Four: January-March 1939

      Verve, 4 Rue Ferou, Paris, 1939. Large Hardcover. No Jacket. No jacket. Edges rubbed, a few light spots on spine and rear board. Interior excellent. 1939 Large Hardcover. 128; 132; 140 pp. Three magazine issues bound in one volume, retaining original cardstock front covers. Red cloth, silver titles. An impressive collection of artwork, featuring paintings, illuminations, lithographs, drawings, photographs, etc., by such greats as Kandinsky, Klee, Matisse, Chagall, Delacroix, Rembrandt, Rattner, Rubens, Degas, and Miro. Also includes written contributions by Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, et al. We found several examples of single issue magazines bound in cloth, though most included only two issues, not three as this volume does. Verve was the most celebrated art journal of the twentieth century, and early issues are quite collectible.

      [Bookseller: Yesterday's Muse, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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        [COLOR LITHOGRAPH] La Danse / The Dance

      Paris: Verve, 1939. First. unbound. very good. Matisse, Henri. An original full color double-page lithograph after Matisse. Published in Paris for Verve, and printed by Mourlot Freres. Sheet measures 14 x 20.75 inches. Paris: Verve, 1939. A very good bright copy, with the usual centerfold and some tiny holes where the stitching was removed. Two Matisse linoleum cuts are printed on the reverse. Verve was founded in 1937 as a showcase for work by the day's best artists, produced by the finest printers. This piece was printed in Volume 2, number 4.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        XXe Siècle No.5-6. XXth Century. Editon in English 1939.

      XXe Siècle/Zwemmer. 1939 - With original prints by Max Ernst, W.Power, Marcoussis and Kandinsky. A very nice copy, light wear to covers. With the ownership stamp of the english illustrator Edmond Kapp, and his title lettering down spine. The colours of these prints are not fast and fade quickly when taken out of the book. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roe and Moore]
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        Y. Cheung: Business Detective

      E.P. Dutton New York: E.P. Dutton. 1939. First. First edition. A small stain on the foredge, else very near fine in about very good dustwrapper with small chips, moderate tears, and one flap professionally and internally reinforced. Scarce title. .

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

      Limited Editions Club New York: Limited Editions Club, 1939. Limited. hardcover. fine. With a New Introduction by Burton Rasoce. Illustrated from Crayon Drawings by Reginald Marsh. 387pp. Tall 8vo, handsomely rebound in 3/4 tan morocco, brown leather spine label, marbled boards, t.e.g. New York: The Limited Editions Club, at the Spiral Press, 1939. Fine One of 1500 numbered copies signed by the illustrator.

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        Corps Teutonia zu Gießen : 1839-1935

      Gießen, Münchow'sche Universitäts-Druckerei Otto Kindt, 1939. - 4° (28x19), 414 S., mit 31 Abb. auf Tafeln, Oln mit farb PanierPräg, minimal lichtrandig, kaum gelesen, fest sauber und gepflegt, Gestiftet am 1. Juni 1839 mit den Farben und der Constitution des 1834 suspendierten Corps Palatia, gilt Teutonia heute als älteste noch bestehende Studentenverbindung in Gießen.- Die ältesten Aufzeichnungen zu den Anfängen des Corps veröffentlichte Ernst Kornemann, später Ordinarius für Alte Geschichte in Breslau, 1889 aus Anlass des fünfzigsten Stiftungsfests. Nur ein Jahr später folgte Ernst Klein mit einer eigenen Veröffentlichung. Kornemanns Beitrag wurde in einer überarbeiteten Fassung 1914 erneut publiziert (Geschichte des Corps Teutonia zu Gießen. Gründungszeit bis 1850, Gießen 1914), gedacht als erster Teil einer Gesamtcorpsgeschichte, die aber nicht mehr realisiert wurde. In den 1930er Jahre beauftragte der 'Verein alter Gießener Teutonen e. V.' (VaGT) unter Otto Gennes, den Publizisten Georg Fritz mit der Neuherausgabe einer Corpsgeschichte. Seine hier vorliegende, weitgehend im Sinne der NS-Machthaber ausgerichtete Chronik vereinte die Vorarbeiten von Kornemann mit Abschnitten anderer Verfasser und erschien zum 100. Stiftungsfest. Eine Neubearbeitung wurde sofort nach der Restitution des VaGT beschlossen, seither aber nicht realisiert. (VAC e.V.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat an der Stiftskirche]
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        The works of Jane Austen, 7 Volume Set

      MARTIN SECKER, LONDON 1939 - Pride and Prejudice, Lady Susan and The Watsons, Northanger Abbey, Sense and Sensibility, Persuasion, Mansfield Park, and Emma. The only flaw to these books are slight sun fading to the dust jackets, and slight discoloration along the fore edges. These books also possess mylar protective covers. These books are in exceptional condition with hardly any wear or tear on the corners, spine, or edges. DATE PUBLISHED: 1939 EDITION: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        Covarrubias Pageant of the Pacific Portfolio

      San Francisco.: Pacific House.. 1939.. Portfolio of 6 color pictorial / pictographic maps. Portfolio is 26 x 21 inches (66 x 51 cm) with 2 maps on sheets 19 x 25 inches and 4 maps on sheets 25 x 38 inches, all "draped" on a wooden dowel at spine, in decorative cloth-covered board portfolio. Descriptive brochure present. There is dampstaining to the lower left corner of Plate I (Peoples of the Pacific); the other sheets have the faintest undulation in this area but no staining. Overall the images are bright and clean and would display beautifully. The portfolio covers have some wear, and dampstaining to the lower corners; the wooden dowel has become detached from cover. Beautiful, vibrantly colored thematic maps of what might be termed the greater Pacific area stretching from India and Central Asia to the Atlantic Ocean (including Australia and New Zealand and all of North and South America). These are the six mural-maps that Miguel Covarrubias painted for Pacific House, the theme building of the Golden Gate International Exposition in San Francisco in 1939. The titles of the maps are: "Native Means of Transportation in the Pacific Area", "Native Dwellings of the Pacific Area", "Economy of the Pacific", "Art Forms of the Pacific Area", "The Fauna and Flora of the Pacific", and "Peoples of the Pacific". They are photo-offset lithographic maps printed by H.S. Crocker Company and Schwabacher-Frey Company. .

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        Popular Cuban Music 80 revised and corrected compositions

      Habana: Private, 1939. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Grey title on front cover slightly rubbed with faint stain to rear cover and stamp of Casa Carreras on rep else VG, 1st edn, folio, definitive study on the evolution of music in Cuba, with 49pps prologue by Dr. Eduardo Sanchez de Fuentes, musical examples mentioned in the text with full score to follow inscribed by Segundo Rigal, light green limp covers. Very rare..

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        Contes des mille nuits et une nuit (trois volumes)

      Editions de la belle étoile 1939 - Trois volumes in-8 (19.5x24 cm), reliés pleine basane décorée de motifs orientaux, dos à nerfs, titre et tomaison dorés aux dos, têtes dorées, couvertures conservées, un des 120 exemplaires sur Lafuma Pur Fil enrichis d'un dessin original et d'une suite en noir (n°99) (le dessin original manque dans notre exemplaire), les aquarelles de Jacques Touchet ont été reproduites par Duval et coloriées à la main par Baufumé, contes traduits par J.-C. Mardrus ; coins, coiffes, bords et mors frottés, dos légèrement frottés, intérieurs frais, bel état général pour cette belle série illustrée par Jacques Touchet. Touchet Jacques [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Changing New York

      New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc, 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/fair. Abbott, Berenice. Inscribed by Berenice Abbott (1898-1991) to fellow photographer, Eliot Elisofon (1911-1973), on first free endpaper in blue ink, "Berenice Abbott Salut to Eliot" Changing New York was Abbott's first book and showcased the photographs Abbott had been working on for six years, first independently, then part of the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration; the text was written by her longtime partner, Elizabeth McCausland. Eliot Elisofon was active as a photographer from 1935 through his death in 1973 and was a staff photographer/correspondent for LIFE Magazine from 1942 through 1972. During his time with LIFE Elisofon pursued freelance projects including a deep interest in Africa and developed an interest and expertise in African Art. Elisofon also spent time as a color consultant in Hollywood. Major collections of his work are held by the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin and the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art. First Printing with dark blue boards, blue topstain to text bock. xiv, 207, [1] pp. 4to. Photo illustrated dust jacket with numerous tears, chips, and losses, now in mylar cover. Blue cloth covered boards with gold embossed titling and emblem of the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration that published this book in conjunction with Dutton; light bumping to corners, scuffing from shelf wear. Spotting at endpapers and through title page. Photographs clean and crisp. Light musty smell overall.

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        La vie en images du Général Guisan dessinée par le caporal Géa Augsbourg *

      Payot, Lausanne (1939). - Broché 31 x 25, couverture imprimée en brun et vert. Peut-être le volume de la série des "Vies" le moins excitant de l'auteur, le sujet semblant ne pas avoir enthousiasmé le caporal Géa, ni le général d'ailleurs dont on trouve parfois une mention de refus sur une planche en fin le figurant en cavalier au-dessus de la mention "ballade matinale".Notre exemplaire comporte :- une bande de lancement édifiante- un carton d'invitation au vernissage de l'expo en décembre chez Vallotton pour le lancement du livre - le fac-similé de lettre tapuscrite du Maréchal Pétain au Caporal Géa, datée du 28 janvier 1942 à Vichy, le remerciant pour l'envoi de l'ouvrage ". vous connaissez quels sentiments d'amitié m'attachent à celui qui vous a inspiré ce livre." Image visible sur site céleste. Édition originale. Parmi 110 exemplaires de tête numérotés et réimposés sur Hollande, icelui L'un des 10 hors commerce au chiffre romain.

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        The Case of the Rolling Bones (First Edition, inscribed by Gardner to one of his secretaries)

      New York: William Morrow, 1939. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by Gardner to one of his secretaries: "To Noni, Who wrote it-from the guy who only had to talk it. Yours, Erle Stanley Gardner."& & About Fine in a bright, Near Fine dust jacket, which is lightly worn at top of spine and corners, and with a fingernail-sized chip at base of spine, affecting the publisher's logo. Perry Mason.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Grudge Mountain

      Harper and Brothers, New York 1939 - First edition. A little foxing to the endpapers, and slight sunning to the boards, near fine in near fine dustwrapper with tiny nicks at the foot. The author's own copy, with his Riverside Drive, New York address stamped on the front fly. A mystery surrounding a strange mountain, solved in part through the intervention of the protagonist's dog. Very uncommon in jacket. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Night Before Murder

      Hillman-Curl, Inc New York 1939 - First Edition. Cobbledick dustjacket art. Rare early murder mystery by this well-known screenwriter and author of pulp and hard-boiled fiction. "She had been a great actress on the American stage. But now the inexorable march of years had caught up with her. Life had become dull, barren and incredibly stupid, and she had become obsessed with the idea of death. So she decided to commit a murder!" Very Good, some soiling and few drip spots to cloth, in Very Good dustjacket, nickel sized chip at top spine end, modest wear at edges and flap folds, few nicks. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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        The Seven Lady Godivas STORE DISPLAY POSTER & BOOKMARK

      RANDOM HOUSE, NY 1939 - Book has general wear, top corners are faded, endpages near spine age toned, else, very good binding, clean body and unmarked text. Dust jacket has clear plastic protective cover, however, torn at top spine, top edge has few closed tears, and lightly worn extremities. Includes EXTREMELY RARE STORE DISPLAY POSTER in true bright colorful TYPICAL SEUSS TRADEMARK STYLE a 23.5" X 24" of "Dr. Seuss's, The Seven Lady Godivas, the True Facts Concerning History's Barest Family." The display poster is pasted to cardboard, purposely cut about 1.5" from left and right edge (21"across) with a 1/4" vertical cut. Appears to be manufactured cuts in order to display in store. Poster shows one woman's curves of her buttocks, and all 7 women's bare breasts showing, as well as facial expressions, all in traditional Seuss style. Also, this is an adult entertainment book. Last but not least, there is a small color bookmark by Dr. Seuss, illustrated in the shape of a small ribbon saying "A Godiva Book Mark Random House," with a donkey or horse to the left. DATE PUBLISHED: 1939 EDITION: FIRST PRINTING UNPAGINATED GOOD FIRST EDITION FIRST PRINTING. JACKET: DJ FAIR [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Verve. The French Review of Art. Nos. 5-6. Directeur E. Tériade.

      Paris 1939 - 1st ed. 26.5x35.5. 134pp. 22h. illus. Wrappers. Cover by Aristide Maillol. Miscellaneous number. Texts by Paul Valéry, André Gide, Jules Supervielle, Jean-Paul Sarte, Alfred Jarry, etc. Original lithographs by Braque, Derain, Fernand Léger, Matisse, Paul Klee, etc. Exquisite reproductions of medieval illuminations. Ilustrations by Bores, Giacometti, Miró, etc. Photos by Brassäi, Bradt, Cartier, Herbert List, etc. A fine copy. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros.

      [Bookseller: Carmichael Alonso libros]
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        Les cris de la fée *

      GLM, sans lieu 2.4.1939. - En feuilles 17 x 25, sous couverture imprimée à un rabat. Une brève réflexion de Novalis sur le symbolisme des images sert d'introduction à ces compositions à peine inquiétantes.Exemplaire courant sur demande. Édition originale. L'un des 600 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin, après 50 normandy vellum.

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        Ten Little Niggers.

      London: The Crime Club by Collins, 1939 - Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to spine in black. Spine slightly rolled and faded, front cover unevenly faded, edges rubbed. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Svendborger Gedichte. 1. edition.

      London: Malik-Verlag 1939. 87 s.. Ekspl. nr. 76 signeret af Bertolt Brecht. Copy no. 76 signed by the author

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosells Antikvariat]
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        The CLUE Of The TAPPING HEELS. Nancy Drew Mystery Stories #16

      New York:: Grosset & Dunlap,. (1939).. 12mo. 1st edition (Farah 1939A-1). iv, 214, [6] pp. Adverts last 6 pages.. Blue cloth binding with orange lettering/silhouette. Orange pictorial eps. Orange topstain. Color pictorial dust jacket with white spine.. NF (very slight lean)/VG+ (light extremity wear).. Frontis on glossy paper.

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        Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

      First Edition by Montgomery Ward & Co., Inc., n. p. : 1939. Near fine in printed light paper wraps over a triple stapled binding. A small octavo measuring 10 1/4" by 7 1/2" with extremely faint rubbing marks on the front panel. If they were numbered, pages 9 through 24 have four tiny, machine made puncture holes at the bottom edges of the pages. (These punctures appear very similar to the puncture holes made in newspapers to hold the pages together.) Without a dust jacket as issued. Unpaginated containing 32 pages (not counting the panels) and illustrated throughout by Denver Gillen. This copy shows all of Santa's elves on sixth page and the tri-motor airplane on the ninth page. The true first edition of a very fragile and scarce children's holiday classic. In immaculate condition.

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        Dr. Quicksilver,: The life of Charles Lever

      Chapman & Hall, 1939. First Edition. Good/No Dustjacket. 308 pages. Fading red board hardcover, with clean, lightly tanned pages and firm binding. Light to fair tanning on ffep, with very slight foxing on title page. Pages are otherwise clean. Light to fair tanning on fore-edge, with 2cm thick pen marking on bottom side. Ex-library, with torn out library label and one small stamp on inside of back board. Boards are fair to good, fair rub wear on front and back boards, with moderate to fair tanning and bumping to corners and spine ends. Very small split at bottom spine end, with fair sunning on spine. 1x2 inch marking on bottom, center of front board (possibly caused by a library sticker). Scarce.

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        THE PRESIDENT'S BIRTHDAY PARTY BROADCAST

      [1939]. First Edition. Hardcover. Minor wear. About Fine. Quarto (8-1/2" x 11") bound in full gilt-lettered red morocco leather; 12 pages. An ORIGINAL typed Andy Hardy radio script by Carey Wilson that followed the birthday broadcast for President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1939. This copy is INSCRIBED to Wilson and SIGNED by Roosevelt on the last page. Laid down to a front blank page is a letter from the Secretary to the President, Stephen Early, on White House stationary dated 7 February 1939: "This is by way of acknowledging your letter to me under date of January thirty-first, with enclosed script of the Hardy Family program which followed the President's Birthday Address on the air. I am happy to advise you that the President has signed a copy of your manuscript by name and has asked me to forward it to you with an expression of his best wishes." Not only a rare script from the Andy Hardy legacy but a truly unique Presidential item. Carey Wilson, one of the 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, was a writer, narrator, and producer. His many screenwriting credits include BEN HUR and MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY for which he was nominated for an Oscar. As a producer he contributed to the rise of many notable screen stars including Lana Turner, Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Esther Williams, Margaret O'Brien, and Red Skelton. His films included THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE, GREEN DOLPHIN STREET, and SCARAMOUCHE. Wilson is perhaps best known, however, as the creator of the film series DR. KILDARE and ANDY HARDY (played by Mickey Rooney), said to be the most successful and most popular film series ever made in the United States. Wilson has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.&

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        Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

      Faber and Faber Limited 1939 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "First Published in September 1939" printed on the copyright page. An attractive dustjacket some wear to the spine and edges. This original First Printing dustjacket has the 3s.6d. net printed price present on the front flap. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL yellow cloth. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector’s condition!!! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        OLD POSSUM'S BOOK OF PRACTICAL CATS.

      Faber & Faber Limited. London. 1939 - FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo.(8.8 x 6.6 inches). 45pp. Finely bound in recent full red morocco leather, single gilt ruled border on boards. Spine lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. A fine copy of this classic book in an attractive leather binding. Only 3005 copies were printed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CAMINO.

      C.I.D., Valencia. 1939 - Sello anterior poseedor. Falto de cubiertas. Enc. 1/2 piel cart. CONTRA REEMBOLSO, +5.00€ LIBRO EN ESPANOL [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Finnegans Wake.

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

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        A Book On Duck Shooting

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

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        A Book on Duck Shooting

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

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        FINNEGANS WAKE.

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

      [Bookseller: Kirkegaards Antikvariat]
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        Peter Pan and Wendy. With Illustrations by E. Blampied

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Grapes of Wrath

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

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        Five Miles High: The Story of an Attack on the Second Highest Mountain in the World by the Members of the First American Karakoram Expedition

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

      [Bookseller: Top of the World Books, LLC]
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        The Phantom No. 5

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

      [Bookseller: Renaissance Books]
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        The Grapes of Wrath

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

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        World Wonders. A Pictorial Map

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

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

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

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        DOUBLE FOR DEATH

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

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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