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        Zwei Briefe an Martin Freud, datiert 12. Mai 1939 und 6. Juni 1939.

      "Erster Brief: datiert 12. Mai 1939, mit Briefkopf der Hogarth Press, handschriftlich signiert. Der Brief betrifft Freuds englische (britische) Ausgabe von ""Mozes and Monotheism"". Zweiter Brief: datiert 6. Juni 1939, mit Briefkopf der Hogarth Press, maschinengeschrieben. Der Brief betrifft Freuds englische Ausgabe von ""Mozes and Monotheism"" hinsichtlich der amerikanischen Ausgabe und seinen Herausgeber Knopf. "

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Urban Zerfaß]
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        Little Black Sambo. The Enlarged Picture Edition.

      . Color drawings by Cobb X. Shinn. Very minor wear to extremities. Hard Cover. Book condition: Very good condition.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        The Western Angler (Two Volume Set)

      First Edition. This is an unnumbered review copy from an edition limited to 950 numbered copies. Illustrated in black-and-white and in color. Bound in publisher's original red cloth with the front cover and spine stamped in gilt. Fold-out map opposite page three. Many unopended pages. Uncut. Hard Cover. Book condition: Near fine condition

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        North American Big Game

      First Edition. 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. Hard Cover. Book condition: Fine/Very good

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

      First Edition 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. Our code number = TB26331

      [Bookseller: Town's End Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        FIRST WILL & TESTAMENT

      New Directions 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, ABAA ]
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        INSEGNARE , bollettino quindicinale ente nazionale dell'ìinsegnamento medio (1939-1943), Roma, Nuove grafiche S.A., 1939

      21,5 x 30, brossura, bs., pp.16 cadauno. Importante periodico diretto da NINO GUGLIELMI. Tra i vari collaboratori si segnalano : Mario Barbera, Nazareno Padellaro, Salvatore Rende, Castore, GiuseppeBottai, Boccabianca, Antonmio Patrono, Fernando Porfiri, Nicola Pende, Paolo Gradaro, Nasali Rocca, J, Evola, Ottavio Ceci, e tanti altri. La rivista offre un interessante spaccato dell'organizzazione scolastica durante il ventennio., ANNO PRIMO 1939-40 dal n. 8 del 15 maggio al n., 17 del 15 ottobre ANNO II 1940-41 dal n. 1 del 1 nov. al n. 44 del 15 dic. poi cambia la grafica di copertina che ora è verde. ANNO III 1941 dal n.45 del 1 genn. al n. 67/69 del 15 dic. poi fascicoli sciolti ANNO IV 1942 dal n. 86 del 15 lug. al n. 95/96 del 15 dic. ANNO V 1943 solo i fasc., 104-105 del 1 maggio 108-109 del 15.6- 1.07 Il lotto di questi 75 fascicoli viene offerto a

      [Bookseller: Libreria e Rivisteria Ferraguti]
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        The Garden Party and Other Stories

      London: The Verona Press, [1939].. Limited Edition 468/1200. Green decorative cloth hardback cover. VG : in very good condition with dust jacket and original slipcase. Minimal bumping to edges of boards. Wrapper dusty sunned and with edge tears. Slipcase rubbed with splitting to cardboard with number 468 stamped to spine. 316pp :: Illustrated with 16 colour lithographs by Marie Laurencin :: 260mm x 190mm (10" x 7")

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        The Legend of Rip Van Winkle

      n.p. 1939 n.p., 1939. Original watercolor on paper, signed/dated "Everett Shinn 1939" lower left. Image size 20 x 28 inches, matted and gilt framed to 26 1/2 x 35 1/4 inches overall. Fine . A bevy of little mountain men disport themselves around a sleeping Rip; an illustration for the 1939 New York edition of Washington Irving's classic story "Rip Van Winkle". Everett Shinn (1876-1953) had a long and distinguished career as a member of "The Eight"--the group of artists who broke away from the mid-Victorian taste of the times and ushed art into the new freedoms of the twentieth century. Shinn, who first became noteworthy by his ability to make on-the-spot newspaper illustrations of great technical brilliance, went on to become a renowned painter and illustrator, as well as an accomplished actor and playwright. This lively, decorative watercolor presents Shinn at the height of his illustrative powers, capturing the sparkling spirit of Irving's most famous work

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Die Bücherei des Schocken Verlags.

      Bände 1-92 in 84 Bänden [= alles Erschienene]. OPpbde. mit Rücken- und Deckelschildern (teils Gebrauchsspuren). Erste Ausgaben innerhalb der Reihe. - Sehr selten vollständig angebotene Reihe mit dem extrem seltenen Band 68 "Die Judenbuche" von Droste-Hülshoff, den der Verlag einstampfen mußte. Die Liste der Titel übersenden wir gerne auf Anfrage. - Gelenke teils geklebt, aber alle Rücken vollständig vorhanden. Drei Einbände fleckig, einer mit Kratzer auf dem hinteren Deckel. Zehn Bände mit meist hebräischen Besitzvermerken, neun Bände etwas stockig, einer stärker. Ein Band etwas wellig, ein Titelblatt mit Schabstelle, ein Vorsatzblatt und ein Vortitel fehlt. Insgesamt aber gut erhaltene Reihe. - Beiliegt: Gesamtverzeichnis des Schocken Verlags. OKart.-Mappe. - Enthält 39 meist nur ein Blatt umfassende Verlagsprospekte von 1933 bis 1938, darunter auch für die Schocken Bücherei. - Ein Blatt geknickt, sonst tadellos erhalten. - Sehr selten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat und Verlag Frank Albrecht]
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        Central Himalaya. Geological observations of the swiss expedition 1936.

      4°, XVI, 245 S. m. 162 Textabb., 1 farb. Faltkarte, 5 Faltkarten m. geol. Querschnitten, 21 (Falt-)Tafeln m. 86 s/w Abb., Brosch., unbeschnitten (Interimseinband)., Brosch. beschienen, min gebrauchspurig, Tafel VI m. kl. Randriss, teilw. unbeschnitten, schönes Exemplar. EA. (= Denkschriften der Schweizerischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft, Bd. 73, Abh. 1). Aus dem Inhalt: The great thrust fold of Darjeeling; Lower Himalaya of Kumaon; The central high range; The northern ranges; The exotic Kiogar region; From the Himalaya to the Transhimalaya; Review and conclusions; Atlas m. einer geol. Karte, 5 Querschnitten u. 21 Photographien. Text engl.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        Moderne Schweizer Architektur - Architecture Moderne Suisse - Modern Swiss Architecture. Bd. I u. II (2 Kassetten, diese compl.).

      4°, je ca. 100 eingelegte Bl., Loseblattsammlung in Original-Halbleinenkassetten mit Abteilungsregistern., Gelenk der ersten Kassette teilweise geplatzt, Kassetten min. fleckig, gutes Exemplar. SELTEN! Text: dt., engl., franz. Komplett! Standardwerk zur Schweizer Architektur. Je 5 Abteilungen: Bauten der Arbeit; Bauten des Verkehrs; Bauten des Wohnens; Bauten der Erholung; Bauten der Bildung und Erbauung; Die beschriebenen Objekte je auf 1-, 2- oder 3-blättrigen Bogen mit Fotos u. Plänen. Seltene komplette Sammlung der bedeutenden Schweizer Architekturübersicht. Kassette I: 79 beschriebene Objekte (3 davon durch Fotokopien ersetzt). Kassette II: 84 Objekte.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        [Screenplay]: Rose of Washington Square

      Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation [No place]: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation. January 4, 1939. First. Shooting Final Draft Screenplay. Mimeographed sheets bradbound in tan studio wrappers. Near fine. The 1939 film was directed by Gregory Ratoff and featured Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, and Al Jolson in his penultimate film role. Very scarce. Ex-Carter Burden. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        THE CASE OF THE ROLLING BONES

      New York: William Morrow and Company New York: William Morrow and Company,. 1939. cloth.. Lower corners gently bumped, a near fine copy in very good dust. jacket with shelf wear with some minor loss to corners, shelf wear. and minor loss to spine ends, mild rubbing, mainly to folds and spine. ends, and mild faded to red lettering on spine panel. (#126510). First edition. A Perry Mason mystery novel.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
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        Pigen i Ilden.

      Silkeborg: Asger Jørgensen [1939]. Illustr. med linoliumssnit i farver af Asger Jorn. Opl. 200 ekspl. Et af 150 ekspl. på fjerlet papir. I det originale dekorerede omslag med lidt slitage i kanten. Elleres ren og pæn.Illustr. with linocuts in colour by Asger Jorn. Limited to 200 copies. One of 150 copies of feather weight paper. Publishers decorated boards with some sign of wear and tear at the edge. Clean and fresh.. Jorns første bog med linoliumssnit. Et af 150 ekspl. på fjerlet papir. En af Jorns mest charmerende bøger, som umiskendeligt viser hans fascination af Miró.The artist's first book with linocuts. Limited to 150 copies on special paper. One of Jorn's most charming books unmistakenly showing his fascination of Miro. PHH 19. Van de Loo 8

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
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        P.G. Wodehouse Book Uncle Fred in the Springtime PG Wodehouse First Edition First Printing 1939 with Original Rare Dust Jacket (Wrapper)

      P.G. Wodehouse Book - Uncle Fred in the Springtime PG Wodehouse First Edition First Printing 1939 with Original Rare Dust Jacket (Wrapper)____The First Edition has for sale this wartime P.G. Wodehouse book, Uncle Fred in the Springtime, which is a first edition first printing (Copyright Page states: 'First printing 1939') published by Herbert Jenkins on 25th August 1939, and comes complete with its original dust jacket (or wrapper).____The dust jacket is in Good condition being mostly complete with tears and creases and a portion missing from the spine._____The original dark red boards with gilt lettering to the spine are in Very Good condition with the spine faded.____There are 311 numbered pages with 3 pages of advertisements to the end of the book which lists the works of P.G. Wodehouse. The pages are in overall Very Good condition with spotting, predominantly to the first number of pages and to the edges of the pages; and browning to the endpapers. This book has no previous owner's inscriptions____This is a very rare, collectable and desirable wartime issue of the P.G. Wodehouse book Uncle Fred in the Springtime

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

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

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books ]
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        WORLD IS ROUND

      1939. 1. STEIN,GERTRUDE. THE WORLD IS ROUND. NY: William Scott (1939). 4to, cloth backed pictorial boards, Fine in slightly worn frayed dust wrapper. Stated 1st edition. Printed on rose colored paper "at Stein's insistance" (Bader p.223), Rose Is A Rose. Stein's first children's book, written at the suggestion of Margaret Wise Brown. A book meant to be enjoyed by children with wonderful illustrations by CLEMENT HURD. A nice copy of an increasingly scarce classic.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
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        Step By Step 1936 - 1939

      Thornton Butterworth 1939. 366 pp., folding map at the rear. Bound in a recent full green morocco, with raised bands, top edge gilt, and gilt lines. A little marking to the fore-edge. 102c

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster (also as Fosters' Booksho]
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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 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 Western Angler (Two Volume Set)

      Derrydale Press New York:: Derrydale Press,, [1939].. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near fine condition. This is an unnumbered review copy from an edition limited to 950 numbered copies. Illustrated in black-and-white and in color. Bound in publisher's original red cloth with the front cover and spine stamped in gilt. Fold-out map opposite page three. Many unopended pages. Uncut.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        Flying Colours

      Little Brown and Company Boston:: Little, Brown and Company,, 1939.. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION.. Hardcover. Fine book in a near fine dust jacket, neatly price-clipped with a few tiny nicks at spine ends.The third Hornblower novel.

      [Bookseller: Robert Dagg Rare Books ]
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        The Local

      Cassell and Co. Ltd, London, 1939. First Edition. Binding: Hardcover. Illustrator: Edward Ardizzone. Book Condition: Very Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Boards lightly marked and rubbed ( see images).Contents clean and crisp with no defects of note. Size: Octavo (standard book size). .. Illustrator: Edward Ardizzone. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 15271.

      [Bookseller: Bygone Books]
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        Original Photograph of Helen Keller with her Akita pure bred, "Go-Go," Inscribed

      [NP. ND, but ca. 1939]. Photograph (black and white) of Miss Keller with her beloved dog, "Go-Go" an Akita pure bred, inscribed in pencil across the bottom third of photograph, "To Mr. John E. Monahan / in appreciation of his help / fullness. / Cordially / Helen Keller." Size of photograph: 8 inches x 10 inches; matted and framed to overall size of 13 inches x 14 inches; photograph a bit rumpled at corners with some spotting. Still a lovely image of Miss Keller at age 59 seated on large chair with "Go-Go" seated at her feet, one of her hands on his collar and the other across his back. She is smiling and beautifully dressed in suit with fur shawl and hat with large cameo pin at her throat. "Go-go" is almost smiling as well - turned to face the camera with his gentle eyes seeing what his owner cannot. Helen Keller (1880-1968), noted American lecturer and author, blind and deaf from the age of two, was an international celebrity in a day and time before television and international movie distribution. She is important in the history of the Akita breed as she introduced the first Akita to the United States. In 1937, while on a speaking tour of Japan, she visited the Akita Prefecture (the home of the Akita on the northern most area of the island of Honshu) and commented on how much she admired the breed, designated a national monument in Japan, and that she would like to have such a dog for herself. As a measure of the respect in which she was held, Mr. Ichiro Ogasawara, a policeman in the area, presented her with a puppy called Kamikaze-Go. Miss Keller returned with him to the US, but he died of distemper at the age of eight months. Despite growing political tension between the US and Japan, Miss Keller's request for another Akita eventually brought her Kenzan-Go in July 1939 - an official gift of the Japanese government. "Go-Go" was an older brother of her original dog. He remained her friend until his death at 9 or 10 years of age. Through Kamikaze-go and his brother Kenzan-go, Miss Keller is credited with having introduced the Akita to America. Although most blood lines of today's Akitas are traced back to those animals brought to the US by returning soldiers after 1945, the effect of the well-known Miss Keller having an Akita as her companion was great. This is the only image of the brother of the first American Akita, and the first Akita to live a full life in the US, that we've seen. Keller's many accomplishments are well- known. She spent her entire life working for the betterment of others' lives, especially the disabled. She supported the equal rights for women, the woman's peace movement, abolition of child labor, Margaret Sanger's birth control movement, and - to the horror of her Alabama relatives - the NAACP! 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMEN, pp. 65-68. NAW THE MODERN PERIOD, pp. 389-393. See web sites for Akita dogs for further information. See an Image.

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc. ]
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        The Yearling (SIGNED)

      Charles Scribner New York: Charles Scribner, 1939. Limited edition. Hardcover. vg. Large octavo. VIII, {6}, 400pp. Original blue green cloth with gold lettering on spine, and gold decoration on front board. Top edge gilt. Uncut. Pictorial endpapers and decorative initials. First signed limited edition, one of 770 copies signed by Rawlings and Wyeth. Set in rural Florida during the 1870s, this Pulitzer classic tells the story of a 12-year-old boy who befriends a fawn. This work is profusely illustrated with 14 beautiful full-page color plates. This signed limited edition includes two additional B/W illustrations done in charcoal and wash, and a facsimile of a letter hand-written by Wyeth during a trip to Florida with Rawlings. Preceded by the American and London trade editions of 1938. First issue binding A. Without original slipcase. Minor soiling on boards, and spine somewhat faded. Text in English. Binding in overall very good, interior in fine condition

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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        Lejonet Leo.

      Isacsons, Göteborg, 1939. Folio. (38) s. Samtliga illustrationer och texter äro originallitografier. Upplaga om 200 exemplar, varav detta är nummer 36. Förlagets blindpressade pergamentband. Bakre pärmen något gulnad, i övrigt ett fint ex.. Dedikation till Axel Romdahl på fria försättsbladet från "boktryckarevännerna Oscar L. Isacson, Folke Isacson, Wigge Isacsson" Boken större i format än vad bilderna visar

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        Norta 2. 39 - Norta Tapete 1939 - Wallpaper sample book

      Norta Tapetenhaus Norta Tapetenhaus, 1939. Hardcover. vg. Small folio. Unpaginated. Original half tan cloth over illustrated paper covered boards. Rare and fascinating second sample book of the famous German wallpaper manufacturer "Norta". This work contains 127 full-page, 1 quarter-page samples and 6 half-page Norta "Permant" samples. Ten color interior design illustrations displaying some of the wallpaper samples are bound-in. This is a very interesting close look into the art of tapestry in 1939 Nazi Germany. Minor rubbing along edges and on front cover. Four black stains on back cover. Spine and joints slightly soiled. Previous owner's stamp on free front endpaper, and dated 1939. Text and captions in German. Binding in overall good to very good, interior in near fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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        Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

      Harcourt Brace 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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        Goodbye to Berlin

      The Hogarth Press, London, 1939. First Edition, first printing. 317pp. Oatmeal cloth lettered in red at spine (as required for the first binding). Cloth a little sunned, tanned and marked in several places. Spine lettering and publisher's red stain at top edge a little faded. Some light browning to endpapers and two tiny blemishes to title page. Light superficial creases to the tips of a number of leaves. 3350 copies were printed. A very crisp and bright copy of Isherwood's desirable and justly celebrated collection of six short stories and novellas set in pre-Nazi Berlin and the inspiration for John van Druten's play I am a Camera and the award-winning musical Cabaret. Missing the incredibly scarce dust wrapper. Four of these pieces had appeared in print previously, three in John Lehmann's anthology New Writing and one, Sally Bowles, published as a separate volume by the Hogarth Press. "Brilliant sketches of a society in decay" - George Orwell.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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        The Day of the Locust

      Random House New York: Random House. (1939). First. First edition. Slightly cocked and the paper spine label is a trifle darkened from binder's glue, both flaws which seem endemic to the book, else near fine in a bright, very good dustwrapper with small chips at the top of the front panel, and at the crown, but which has been spared the professional restoration that most copies we have seen lately seem to have undergone. The timeless and quintessential Hollywood novel in which West explores the frustration, violence, and savagery beneath the glamour and glitz. Increasingly scarce. Interesting Hollywood provenance, available on request. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        An American Exodus: A Record of Human Erosion

      New York: Reynal and Hitchcock, 1939. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Hardcover in dust jacket. Small 4to. First edition, second issue, with Voltaire quote on rear. Book has a touch of wear to foot of spine but is otherwise crisp and clean in black cloth boards with bright gilt on front and spine. Very slight musty odor. Dust jacket is price-clipped, with discreet tape reinforcement at top and bottom of spine. Edges are without chips or tears. There is a inch-long chip at spine, affecting both Lange and Taylor's names. An extremely nice copy of this celebrated book. 158 pp. In protective Mylar.

      [Bookseller: Warwick Books]
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        The Wild Palms ( 1st/1st )

      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.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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        The Yearling

      Charles Scribner's sons. New York. Charles Scribner's sons. 1939 Bound in pictorial gilt decorated and titled aqua cloth. Top edge gilded. Housed in title- labeled chemise and original slipcase. Thick 8vo. This Edition is Limited to 750 copies. Signed by Rawlings and Wyeth to Limitation Page. Of the 770 copies issued in the total run of this Signed,Limited Edition, only 520 were bound in Aqua cloth and accompanied by like Chemise and Slipcase, as is this copy. The remaining 250 copies were issued in dark blue cloth and matching slipcase and were published at a later time. Illustrated with 16 full page coloured plate by N.C. Wyeth, two of which are charcoal and wash full page illustrations executed specifically for this Limited Edition.Also includes a facsimile of a hand-written letter by Wyeth during a trip to Florida with Rawlings. The Yearling was the best-selling novel in America for the year 1938 and won the 1939 Pulitzer Prize. Rawlings's editor was Max Perkins, who also worked with F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and other literary luminaries. The tender story of a boy and a fawn, has since entered the elite pantheon of American Classics, being widely sold and studied even to this day. Newell Convers Wyeth (October 22, 1882 – October 19, 1945), known as N.C. Wyeth, was an American artist and illustrator. He was the pupil of artist Howard Pyle and became one of America's greatest illustrators. During his lifetime, Wyeth created over 3,000 paintings and illustrated 112 books,25 of them (including the Yearling), for Scribner's Classics - the work for which he is best-known. Wyeth was a realist painter just as the camera and photography began to compete with his craft. Sometimes seen as melodramatic, his illustrations were designed to be understood quickly. Wyeth, who was both a painter and an illustrator, understood the difference, and said in 1908, "Painting and illustration cannot be mixed—one cannot merge from one into the other." Wikipedia . Well executed, professional minor repair to pictorial rear endsheets at gutter. Several very light, small blemishes to front cover. A lovely, very crisp and clean copy. Darkening to chemise. A mild split or two and some mild soiling to slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB ]
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        LE NUITS CHAUDES DU CAP FRANCAIS. Roman. Suivi d'une étude inédits de Gérard-Gailly. Signé

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

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        LES NUITS CHAUDES DU CAP FRANCAIS. Roman. Suivi d'une étude inédite de Gérard Gailly

      Paris: Georges Briffaut, 1939 Ex. No 1, avec un desssin original. xxxvii pp. Broché. Couverture illustrée en coulours. Jolie edition illustrée de 19 lithographies originales en couleurs hors-texte [don't une coverture] de H. Bellair et de quelques lithographies en couleurs dans le texte. Un des 168 ex. Num. sur vélin de Rives et, de ceux-ci, un des 18 premiers ex. [ex. No.1] contenant une suite en couleurs des hors-texte avec remarques; une suite en noir avec remarques; deux planches aves 3 culs-de lampe, une en noir, l'autre en couleurs avec remarques et en noir; un dessin original colorié sur papier calque ayant servi à l'illustration. Exemplaire exceptionnel.. 1st Edition. Illus. by H. Bellair.

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        Old Kentucky Homes and Gardens

      The Standard Printing Company Louisville, Kentucky: The Standard Printing Company. (1939). First. First edition. Folio. 180pp., illustrated. A bit of foxing on the boards and endpapers, else near fine. Copy number 200 of 250 numbered copies Signed by the author. .

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        Foundations of Logic and Mathematics.

      Chicago, The University of Chicago Press, (1939). 8vo. In the original blue printed wrappers. A very nice and clean copy - near mint. VIII, 71 pp.. First printing of Carnap's seminal publication of his semantical period. Here Carnap presents a clear and detailed account of the application of logic and mathematics in empirical science and the central importance of the analytic/synthetic distinction herein.Carnap thought that the logic of science could be fruitfully applied to the problems of quantum theory as well. In particular, the final sections of Foundations of Logic and Mathematics (1939, §§24, 25) suggest that the vexed question of the "interpretation" of the wave-function can be resolved by appreciating that theories of modern mathematical physics operate with "abstract" terms which are implicitly defined, in the manner of Hilbert, in an axiomatic system (and thus require no "intuitive" or "visualizable" meaning) but which still relate to empirical phenomena (experimental measurements) indirectly. (Cambridge Companion to Carnap).These thoughts anticipate Carnap's later conception of the "partial interpretation" of theoretical terms.Rudolf Carnap (born 1891 in Ronsdorf, Germany, died 1970 in Santa Monica, California) was an immensely influential analytic philosopher, who has contributed decisively to the fields of logic, epistemology, semantics, philosophy of science, and philosophy of language. He was one of the leading figures of the Vienna Circle, and a prominent logical positivist. He studied philosophy, physics and mathematics at the universities of Berlin and Freiburg, and worked at the universities of Jena, Vienna and Prague until 1935, when he, due to the war, emigrated to the U.S., where he became an American citizen in 1941. In America he became professor of the University of Chicago

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        Reuter & Reuter presenterar Duke Ellington and his famous orchestra

      - skaparen av en ny stil inom den moderna musiken. Åhlén & Åkerlunds Boktr. Stockholm 1939. Illustrerad. Omslag + 8 s. Klammerhäftad och med "original guldsnodd". Inlagan har lossnat från omslagets klammrar. Reva i nedre marginalen. Signerad av Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges, Billy Taylor, Wallace Jones, Charles Williams vid spelningen i Furuvik 1939. Cover + 8 pages stapled and tied with "golden thread". 31 x 24 cm.. Från Duke Ellingtons första turné i Sverige 1939. Inscribed program (for names see above) from Duke Ellingtons first tour in Sweden in 1939. Names collected at Furuvik, Sweden

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        ALEXANDER THE GANDER

      1939. 1. TUDOR,TASHA. ALEXANDER THE GANDER. NY: Oxford Univ. Press (1939). 16mo, green polka-dotted cloth, fine in VG dust wrapper with light soil and edge wear. 1st edition (1st printing) of Tudor's second book after Pumpkin Moonshine. This is a Calico Book with calligraphy by Hilda Scott (pictorial initials by Tudor) and with full page color illustrations by Tudor facing each page of text plus pictorial endpapers and title page. Rare.

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        The War Illustrated. Complete Record of the Conflict by Land and Sea and in the Air. SPLENDID SET IN PUBLISHER'S PICTORIAL BINDING

      Amalgamated Press, [1939-1947]. 10 vols., roy. 8vo., First Edition, with frontispieces and titles toned in sepia, and many thousands of photographs, illustrations and maps (many toned in sepia or blue); publisher's original binding of pictorial plum cloth, upper boards and backstrips elaborately lettered and blocked in gilt and black, ALL ORIGINAL WRAPPERS PRESERVED, covers lightly dust-soiled else a remarkably well-preserved bright, clean, crisp set with virtually no sign of the usual spotting and fading.Splendid set of Hammerton's monumental pictorial history of WWII. It was published throughout the conflict in 255 parts (varying from weekly to fortnightly), and subsequently issued in bound volumes as here. It is sometimes found in later, plain or home-made bindings; complete sets in the original elaborate bindings are scarce, especially in this condition.The set comprises Vol. 1: (parts 1-20); Vol. 2: (parts 21-44); Vol. 3: (parts 45-70); Vol. 4: (parts 71-100); Vol. 5: (parts 101-130); Vol. 6: (parts 131-155); Vol. 7: (parts 156-180); Vol. 8: (parts 181-205); Vol. 9: (parts 206-230); Vol. 10: (parts 231-255). Each volume has its own detailed and comprehensive index; the final volume contains an illuminated family ROH intended for completion by the purchaser (blank in this set).IN THIS CONDITION, A RARE SURVIVAL OF A SCARCE AND IMPORTANT WORK.

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        Design No. 429. Jan. 19, 1939

      Detroit: January 19, 1939. Colored pencil, pastel and gouache on black construction paper. Signed and dated with an inscription: "Design No. 429. Jan. 19 1939." Visible area: 11 5/8 x 19 5/8 inches. Framed. 20 3/4 x 26 3/4 inches. Minimal pre-war concept car by Herb Newport Herbert J. Newport, Jr. (1907-1991). Herb Newport went to work at Duesenberg in the 1920s. From 1932-35, he was the Chief Designer. During this period he designed Duesenbergs for Clark Gable and for Gary Cooper. After leaving Duesenberg, Newport opened his own design studio and worked as a consultant for Nash, Chrysler and others, branching out into all sorts of industrial design. This design was probably done for Hudson (despite a label of a previous owner that suggests it was a design for Nash), as it bears more resemblance to the 1939 and 1940 Hudson Terraplane convertibles than it does to the Nash convertibles of that time.The drawing has a couple of unusual features, one being the headlight at the nose of the hood, complemented by small parking lights where headlights would usually be found. The other unusual feature is the rather threatening egg tooth in the middle of the front bumper. The design is conveyed in a most dramatic fashion, in simple red, white and gray lines on a deep black construction paper, underlined by a thicker red line that contains the title, date and signature and a logo "Styling for Industry". This was the period in which "streamlining" and "ultra-streamlining" came into fashion, and one is reminded of the effects of a stream on anything that sits in its path long enough.

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        The D.A. Draws a Circle (First Edition, inscribed)

      William Morrow New York: William Morrow, 1939. First printing of this edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper: "To Noni / Who wrote it / From the guy who paid her for doing it / Erle Stanley Gardner." According to Dorothy Hughes' biography of Gardner, Noni Bibler was one of Gardner's early assistants, and apparently took much of the manuscript from dictation. Near Fine in a Very Good or better dust jacket. Dampstain at the bottom right corner of the front board, affecting the jacket verso in the same spot; otherwise only lightly rubbed overall. An attractive copy.

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        On the Products of the Fission of Uranium and Thorium Under Neutron Bombardment.

      Ejnar Munksgaard, Copenhagen 1939. 8vo. 14 pages. Orig. red soft cover.. With Aage Bohr's name on the front cover, from Professor Dr. phil. Niels Bohr's private collection.** One of the most important events of the 20th century was the discovery of nuclear fission, here described by the discoverers themselves. Meitner, being a Jew, had to flee Berlin in 1938 and found a job in Stockholm. Her former colleague at the Kaiser-Wilhelm Institute in Berlin, Otto Hahn, sent her data stemming from the bombardment of Uranium with neutrons, and Meitner, together with her nephew Otto Frisch - who was a visitor with Bohr in Copenhagen - were the first to understand that the Uranium nuclei had actually split into two pieces, a process later to be known as nuclear fission and which led to the development of both nuclear energy and the atomic bomb. When Frisch explained their ideas to Bohr, Bohr's immediate response was: "How stupid we have been!" Bohr worked hard to ensure that Meitner and Frisch got credit for their correct interpretation of the phenomenon, but nonetheless the Nobel Prize for the discovery of fission was given to Otto Hahn alone in 1944

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        Finlands sak är vår.

      Stockholm, Esselte ab, 1939. (4) s. Lätt nött, med spår av vikning och några revor i marginalerna. Ur Olof Lagercrantz bibliotek.. Detta upprop utgavs av Nordens frihet i slutet av december 1939 och spreds som "masskorsband till de svenska hemmen" i 600000 exemplar. "Finlands sak är vår" blev en slogan för insamlingar, stödaktioner och inte minst för den svenska frivilligkåren, där uppropsförfattarna också kom att ingå. Det innebär också startskottet för Lagercrantz långa gärning som stridbar opinionsbildare

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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.

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        Svendborger Gedichte. 1st edit.

      London: Malik-Verlag 1939. 87 pp

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        Two Radio Plays: Money with Menaces; To the Public Danger

      London: Constable & Company. Near Fine/Near Fine. 1939. First Edition, First Printing. 7.25" X 4.875" Foreward by Val Gielgud. (i-iv), v-vii, (viii-x), 11-91(92)pp. Paper covers with wrap-around card jacket an integral part of the binding. Jacket clipped but may have been done so by the publisher; no inscriptions. Contains the texts of the two radio plays together with details of the casts and dates of the first broadcasts. A very scarce and somewhat ephemeral publication that has survived remarkably well; small loss at the top and bottom of the backstrip, otherwise, minor wear and natural ageing only. .

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        Ho Hum, the Fisherman

      New York: The Derrydale Press 1939 New York: The Derrydale Press, 1939. First edition, no. 42 of 100 copies. 8vo. Illustrated with photographs. 47 pp. Original brown leatherette. Near fine copy. In half brown morocco and cloth clamshell box, with gilt emblematic Derrydale stamping. Bruns H73; Siegel 150; Frazier H-3-a . An engaging account of a marlin-fishing expedition out of Bimini and Cat Cay, privately printed for the author, and not for sale. "An extremely rare Derrydale ... a hard book to find." (Frazier). The author was a financier and philanthropist; his father co-founded the Wrigley and Harkness Company and was a major investor in the Standard Oil Company. William Hale Harkness graduated from Yale in 1922 and received a Harvard law degree in 1925. A member of numerous clubs and organizations, he was at one time vice president of the American Geographical Society and the Boys Club of New York. He also authored Temples and Topees, published by The Derrydale Press in 1936

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