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      Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. h. First edition, Near Fine condition/ Very Good dust jacket with repaired spine, 2" middle section replaced with a patch from another jacket. Overall edgewear.

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        The Garden Party and Other Stories

      London: Verona Press, (1939). Quarto, (x), 315pp. One of 1200 copies designed by Hans Mardersteig and printed at the Officina Bodoni. Illustrated with sixteen original color lithographs by Marie Laurencin. Bound in paste-paper boards with gilt-stamped cloth label on spine. Faintest scattered foxing, minimally affecting a couple of the plates, small booklabel inside front cover, else about fine in printed dust wrapper, which is slightly toned to spine and has a slight. outward crease. Housed in a numbered slipcase, which is cracked at the head and foot of spine.

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      London:: Verona,, 1939. Near Fine. A Near Fine LIMITED EDITION OF 1200 COPIES. THIS IS NO. 170. With minimal cover edge wear. In a Near Fine Dust Jacket with mild sun spine. In the original slipcase with mild wear. Sm. 4to. 315 pp. Designed by Hans Mardersteig and printed at The Officina Verona.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        The Garden Party and Other Stories

      London: The Verona Press. 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. [1939]. Limited Edition 468/1200. Green decorative cloth hardback cover. 316pp :: Illustrated with 16 colour lithographs by Marie Laurencin :: 260mm x 190mm (10" x 7") .

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      London: Verona Press, 1939. 315 pages. This is number 1054 of the edition limited to 1200 numbered copies. 16 stunning colour lithographs by Marie Laurencin. Original dust jacket fine with minimal wear to edges, fine short closed tear to the edge of the spine, not price-clipped, now attractively presented in a loose-fitting clear archival sleeve. Decorative green cloth binding with a red spine label fine with bright gilt. Designed by Hans Mardersteig and printed at the Officina Bodoni, Verona the contents is fresh, clean and tight, light ink inscription to the front blank, fore-edge and bottom page edges uncut, no foxing. A fine bright copy. Interesting publishing history in that it was printed before the second world war but held up in Italy during the war and not released until 1947. [Kirkpatrick D6-- bibliographer states: "Though printed in 1939, the Second World War delayed publication until 1947"]. Limited Edition. Green Decorated Cloth. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Marie Laurencin. 4to (19 x 26cm).

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        The Garden Party and Other Stories

      London: The Verona Press, 1939. This book, designed by Hans Mardersteig, was printed in the autumn of 1939 at the Officina Bodoni, Verona, in Centaur type. The paper was made by Enrico Magnani, Pescia. The stones from which the coloured lithographs were printed have been ground. This edition conisits of 1200 of which this is No. 197. Green decorative cloth with gilt title on red to spine, light wear. 316pp text and lithographs very clean, binding firm. Very slight foxing to endpapers. Publishers Note: This Special Limited Edition aims at presenting in one volume the best stories written by the author at every stage of her career. Dust Jacket in new protective cover, slight wear to some edges with a few small closed tears to top edge, a few small spots. . Hardback. Near Fine/Very Good +. Illus. by Marie Laurencin. Limited Edition.

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        The Garden Party

      Verona Press 1939. First Edition. Hardback. Fine/Fine. No. 343 of limitation of 1200. Excellent copy, original green covers, title label to spine. Publisher's note tipped in. Very slight spotting to fore-edge. DJ very slight sunning to spine, minor rubbing front corner, else fine. Original numbered slip-case somewhat age worn, partially spilt to rear edge.

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        The Shakespeare Head Edition of the Prose Works [Writings] of Jonathan Swift. Edited by Herbert Davis. In Fourteen [14] volumes

      Oxford: Shakespeare Head Press, Basil Blackwell, 1939 - 1968. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Fourteen volumes. Oxford: Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press and published by Basil Blackwell, 1939-68. All volumes first impression. Illustrated with plates, facsimiles, and textual illustrations. Bound in slightly differing shades of original green cloth, gilt lettering, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Spines of a few volumes sunned to a lighter shade of green, that of volume IX to a shade of brown. A few gilt letters to spine of volume V a little faint. Some browning to endpapers of a few volumes. Neat bookplate of former private owner to front pastedowns. A very good copy of the complete set. (**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY** - This set will require special carriage arrangements. PLEASE CONTACT US for a shipping quote and further information, before ordering).

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      New York: Funk And Wagnalls Company, 1939 SIGNED. First Edition. Large 8vo., pp 328, brown cloth with gilt titles at the spine. Top edge brown. Very nicely signed in full in blue fountain pen: "Albert Einstein. Princeton 1954." on the half title page. Frontispiece + 15 photos. A very good or better copy in a fine original dustwrapper. Custom slipcase in fine condition. Excellent copy.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Historia Verdadera De La Conquista De La Nueva Espana - 3 Volumes

      Mexico: Editorial Pedro Robredo, 1939. IN VERY GOOD ++ CONDITION. Volumes I, II and III. Pages uncut, hence it's never been read. This Edition LIMITED to 100 copies. 409pp, [7]; 428pp. [4]; 416pp, [4], all uniformly bound in original stiff paper, binding and hinges tight. NO LABELS, INSCRIPTIONS, NOR MARKINGS. Slight age darkening to covers, vol. I has small edge tear where backstrip meets the cover. THE HISTORY OF NEW SPAIN. Text is in Spanish.. Soft Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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      London: Chatto And Windus, 1939 First Edition. 8vo., Gilt stamped brown cloth. A very good or better copy in a moderately used dustwrapper. Signed & Inscribed to George Cukor: " For George, in the midst of 'Pride & Prejudice,' & in friendship. Aldous H. 1939." Below this Huxley penned another inscription in 1945: "Why did you desert us before the shooting?" A.H., 1945." Cukor's famous Paul Landacre designed bookplate on the front pastedown. After moving to Los Angeles in the late 1930's, Huxley finally wrote his first Hollywood assignment in 1938; a treatment for a film based on the life of Madame Curie which Cukor was hired to direct, but by the time of its release in 1943, both the script & the director had been replaced. Cukor was the first director intended for the script Huxley wrote for Pride and Prejudice, but was again replaced. Although the two never collaborated successfully despite various attempts over the years, their friendship endured until Huxley's death in 1963. A Burgess 99 novel. Along with Point Counter Point [28], & Brave New World [32], After Many A Summer is considered the third part of Huxley's best work. This was Huxley's Hollywood Novel, "a satire and parable on modern civilization" - Baird & Greenwood, #1237. While researching a rare manuscript owned by the eccentric & wealthy Jo Stoyte, Jeremy Pordage, a young scholar accidentally stumbles across a solution to Stoyte's paranoid fears about his mortality. "At once comic and ironic, philosophic, religious, and erotic, and in its development both tragic and horrific, the narrative leads -- by way of the eighteenth-century manuscript journal of the 5th Earl of Gonister found by Jeremy among the Hauberk Papers -- to a conclusive anticipation of Stoyte and Obispo's [his live-in physician] search for the elixir of life." - Longman Companion to Twentieth Century Literature, p.7. Pride and Prejudice (1940). MGM production chief Irving Thalberg had bought the rights to a stage adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen's witty novel about romance threatened by class differences in 19th-century England, as a vehicle for his wife, Norma Shearer. Thalberg's sudden death in 1936 put the project on hold, although Louis B. Mayer considered following through with Shearer and Clark Gable, Melvyn Douglas or Robert Donat in the leads. Somewhere along the way, it was decided that George Cukor would direct. Then there was a switch in leading ladies, from Shearer to Greer Garson' either because Shearer withdrew or, according to other sources, Mayer decided the plum part should go to his new protégé. As it turned out, the movie set Garson firmly on the path toward becoming Shearer's successor as MGM's reigning "Great Lady." Laurence Olivier, fresh from his successes in Wuthering Heights (1939) and Rebecca (1940), signed on as Garson's co-star reluctantly, because he was convinced that Vivien Leigh (whom he married in 1940) was the ideal leading lady. Olivier was further dismayed when Cukor, Leigh's favored director from Gone With the Wind (1939), was taken off Pride and Prejudice to direct Joan Crawford in Susan and God (1940). But the new director, Robert Z. Leonard, rose to the occasion and, with the benefit of a script polished by Huxley, turned Pride and Prejudice into a sparkling success. Huxley later claimed that he had accepted the assignment only for the money, and that his salary not only supported him in the U.S. for a year but allowed him to send funds to needy friends in England during World War II.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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      London, N. D. [1939]: Under the Patronage of His Eminence the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminister, 1939 Eliot, T. S. Murder In The Cathedral. Signed. Folded card stock 2pp., 5" x 7"1/2 folded in very good or better condition, mildly foxed Special performance of this, his cornerstone play at Westminster Cathedral Hall, January 18th (1939). Neatly signed by Eliot in blue fountain pen at the top of the front cover. A rare item as such. $1775.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Hamlet (2 Volume set), Volume 2 Signed By Henry Miller in Special Clamshell Case

      New York: Carrefour, 1939. First Editions, 1939-1941. Henry Miller's personal copies and he has signed volume II with the name of his literary agents [Russell & Volkening with the address given of 522 5th Avenue, NYC) while he continued to live in near povery in the early 1940's. The correspondence covered the years 1935 -1938 with Miller's letters to Michael Fraenkel (the model for Boris in Tropic of Cancer) the real subject is not Shakespeare's play but Miller's interpretation of Boris's brilliance yet indecisiveness. Certainly one of the most important works giving a key to Miller's writing after completing his then still suppressed (in the US and England) trilogy. First Editions of these two volumes are very rare though reprints took placed in the 1980's. These early volumes include Michael Fraenkel's letters to Miller. Both copies are housed in a beautiful clamshell box and have lost most of their spines though the text is clear and the stamped "printed in Mexico" was one of the ways to avoid the ever present censors (one volume has in small letters printed in Belgium) This way Miller could claim he had no control over the scandalous content if sued for libel. In Henry Miller Letters to Anais Nin, he writes of the background of the publishing history. January 6, 1941 "Just got the mail but no checks and no contract or letter from Volkening (his literary agent was John Slocum)...Had letter from Fraenkel saying he is printing another batch of the Hamlet Letters in Mexico. On May 12, 1941 he writes her that Volkening his holding up his mail as he travels through the United States in what will become The Air Conditioined Nightmare.. Signed By the Author. Original Wraps. 8vio.

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        Tropic of Capricorn

      Paris: Obelisk Press. 1939. Miller's fourth book to be printed by Jack Kahane's Obelisk Press in Paris, which had also published Tropic of Cancer as well as work by such writers as Anais Nin, James Joyce, Cyril Connolly, Lawrence Durrell, and others. This is a variant unrecorded by Miller's bibliographers, with the sheets of the variant first edition (Shifreen & Jackson A21b) and the binding conforming to such on all points but 175 00 price on the back wrapper and no price on the spine. Small edge and corner tears, crease on rear cover; near fine in wrappers. Tropic of Capricorn, like Tropic of Cancer, could not be published in the U.S. until nearly three decades later because of its frank depiction of sexual matters, but it wielded an enormous influence from afar, and helped usher in the modern era of literature, in which traditional barriers to the artist's self-expression were abandoned. . First Edition. Softcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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      Nörholm 1939 Portrettfotografi på brevkort i format 8,7x14cm. Signert "Knut Hamsun. Nórholm, 13/12 - 39.". På baksiden er det på spansk skrevet en kort biografi om Hamsun den 16. januar 1960

      [Bookseller: Kunstantikvariat PAMA AS]
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        L'homme qui a perdu son squelette

      In Plastique N°4 Paris & New-York: In Plastique N°4, 1939. Broché. 16x24cm. Edition originale dont il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Contributions littéraires de H. Arp, M. Duchamp, P. Eluard, G. Hugnet, R. Hausmann, V. Kandinsky, K. Schwitters... Contributions picturales de V. Kandinsky, R. Hausmann, E. Schwitters, H. Arp... Rare et bel exemplaire. - In Plastique N°4, Paris & New-York _1939, 16x24cm, agrafé. - agrafé

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        Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

      Faber and Faber Limited, London,, 1939. Octavo. Original yellow cloth, title to spine in red. With the yellow dust jacket printed in black with designs by Eliot. Custom tan morocco-backed folding case by The Chelsea Bindery. The jacket just a shade dusty at the spine, the ink of the inscription very slightly smeared; overall, fine in the best example of the dust jacket we have ever seen. First edition, first impression, Inscribed by T. S. Eliot on the title page: "Inscribed for W. J. Crawley by Old Possum." The recipient was a director at Faber and Faber, and a friend of Eliot's from the early 1930s until the poet's death in 1965.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.

      London; Faber & Faber, 1939. First edition.22,5x16,5 cm. 45, (1 blank) pp. Publisher's yellow cloth with red lettering on spine and front board, yellow dustjacket with lettering and pictorial design by the author. The jacket very slightly darkened at spine and slightly chipped at head of spine. Price-clipped. Light spotting on the top edge. A small pencil mark on jacket at front, and two at rear. A fine copy. From the library of Swedish journalist, author, and collector Carl Olov Sommar. Gallup A34

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      Published by Collins, 1939 (Circa.). Paperback. Good. Illustrated by Disney, Walt. Almost very good condition. 10 flip books, all contained in one! 2000 pictures. A complete Film of Donald's adventures. Flip books are all contained in 1 card-cover, with story to two pages on inside, with flip books beneath. Spine is a little faded. Some wear to edges. Grubby marks to covers. Creasing to cover edges. Small inscription in pencil to top of front cover. Tears to a couple of pages of flick books. Where first five books have been bound, underneath has now started to come unglued and two of the pages are now detached from flick book, but still glued to backing (cover). Some browning to pages. Couple of creases to internal story pages. A rare item, especially with 10 flick books, which actually tell 20 parts of the story (are double-sided). A great Disney item! [S]

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        Version of Pinocchio

      Random House, New York,, 1939. Based on the Famous Story by Collodi. Quarto. Ringbound cloth boards with titles and illustration to label to upper board. Glue residue to front and back free endpapers, also to a lesser extent on the pastedowns, upper cover a little soiled, nonetheless an attractive, internally bright and clean copy of this scarce book First Edition, First Impression. No. 71 of 100 copies. Signed by Walt Disney on the title page and by the animators; Fred Moore, Ward Kimball, Paul J. Smith, Al Parke, John Hurley, Ed Penner, Norm Ferguson and Ted Sears. Al Park has also inscribed on the front free endpaper 'This book was produced to establish interstate traffic and use of the Disney characters in Pinocchio, then in production. Thus forestall and protect against infringement when picture did go on the market.' This book records the development of characters and basic story of Disney's second feature-length animated movie.

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      New York: William R. Scott, Inc., (1939). First Edition. cloth. Mild darkening to the spine. Still Fine with clear glassine dustwrapper in a Near Fine slipcase, as issued. Quarto (8" x 10-1/4") in original white paper over boards stamped in gold. Printed on a deep-rose pink paper with the type in blue and the illustrations by Clement Hurd in blue and white. Wilson A-32b. One of 350 unnumbered copies SIGNED by the author and the illustrator. Stein's first children's book, this a particularly nice example.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Le occasioni. ed. einaudi. torino. 1939 - 14 ottobre.

      In-8°, legatura in brossura editoriale marrone con diesegno, pp. 108 comprese le carte bianche. Comprende le poesie scritte tra il 1928 - 1939. Piccole mancanze al dorso e una piccola macchia di inchiostro al piatto ant. della brossura. (Prima Ediz. Gambetti e Vezzosi pag. 298.

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        Quinti Horatii Flacci Carmina. Odes d'Horace I-II. Texte latine et traduction en vers par le Baron Delort. Gravures sur bois d'Aristide Maillol.

      Paris; Philippe Gonin, 1939-[1958]. [21,5x14,5 cm]. (8, 8 blanks), 179, (2, 3 blanks) & (1, 7 blanks), 278, (2, 8 blanks) pp. Printed on hand-made linen paper with Maillol watermark, loose as issued, with edges left uncut. Two volumes in printed wrappers, housed in the original chemises and slipcases. With 125 woodcuts, 4 of which are repeated on the wrappers. Light darkening to spine panels of the chemises. A very fine set. The wood-blocks were carved by Maillol and finished in 1939, but the printing of them was delayed by the war and not realized until 1958. From the library of Swedish librarian and book historian Sten G. Lindberg, who acquired the book from antiquarian bookdealer Willy Heimann in 1958, according to his note lightly written with pencil at bottom of the first printed leaf. This is no. 344 of 350 numbered copies, numbered and initialed by Gonin. 50 additional copies were printed and numbered I-L; with these, and the copies numbered 1-150, came an extra suite of prints in colour

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        PROSPETTIVE. Direttore Curzio Malaparte.

      In-4 gr. (mm. 350x247), brossura. Di questa famosa rivista mensile di letteratura ed arte, fondata nel 1937 e diretta da Curzio Malaparte, offriamo 27 fascicoli - "tutto il pubblicato" della seconda serie (considerata la vera e propria rivista) - dal n. 8 (Anno III, 15 ottobre 1939) al n. 38/39 (Anno VII, 15 febbraio/15 marzo 1943) + n. 40/41, chiamato "Fascicolo rievocativo", datato 1 dicembre 1951/1 gennaio 1952, qua in fotocopia. La prima serie e' costituita da sette numeri monografici (fra cui cinema, radio, ?Mussolini e l?impero?, ?Italiani in Spagna?) di cui viene ristampata una seconda edizione ampliata, nell?agosto 1938, che chiude la serie e che abbiamo aggiunto alla presente collezione. La seconda serie cambia totalmente impostazione, passando dai temi di politica sociale alla letteratura e all?arte. ?Prospettive? annovera fra i suoi collaboratori: Alvaro, Anceschi, Bacchelli, Bontempelli, Bo, Campana, De Chirico, De Pisis, Eluard, Contini, Montale, Moravia, Palazzeschi, Pound, Praz, Saba, ecc. Le illustrazioni (anche originali) sono di Bartolini, Campigli, Maccari, Montale (una acquaforte), Moravia (un disegno), Savinio, Tamburi. L?ultimo numero, il ?Fascicolo rievocativo?, contiene: il polemico saggio malapartiano "Guerra e sciopero", un epistolario militare (di D'Annunzio, Apollinaire, Guynemer, Barbuse, Carco) e il bel saggio di De Pisis dal titolo "Venezia o la consolazione della pietra". Ispirata dal tipico eclettismo malapartiano (reduce dall?esperienza de «Il Selvaggio»), la rivista è caratterizzata dall?ambivalenza della posizione del suo fondatore, nutrita di esperienze europee e di nostalgie ?strapaesane? e animata da un bisogno crescente di abbattere il confine tra letteratura e pratica. Da qui il suo interesse per il Surrealismo al quale fu dedicato un numero intero della rivista.? Così Dizionario Autori Italiani Contemporanei (Vallecchi), II, p. 1085. In buono stato di conservazione. .

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        Changing New York

      E.P. Dutton New York: E.P. Dutton. 1939. First. First edition. Corners a little bumped, and a little soiling to the boards, else near fine in near fine dustwrapper with three old, small internal repairs, and some very small nicks and tears. A nice copy of this important book, probably the premier book of New York images. Parr and Badger, The Photobook Volume 1, p.141; Hasselblad. The Open Book, p. 130-131; Roth. The Book of 101 Books, p. 100-101. .

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      1939. Paperback. 1. (DENSLOW,W.W.)illus. ORIGINAL ART: THE MAN IN THE MOON FROM MOTHER GOOSE. Offered here is a large and wonderful finished pen and ink drawing for Ye Old Time Nursery Rhymes by Mother Goose. Although the book with this title was actually published in 1939 by Baldwin & Strachan in Buffalo when the art was re-discovered (after Denslow's death), the art itself was most likely executed circa 1910 when Denslow was actively illustrating advertising booklets. In their bibliography of Denslow, Greene and Hearn write about this art as follows: "The drawings were discovered in 1939 in the scrapbook of one William W. Reed. Since a man named Horace Reed was connected with Niagra Lithograph Company, it is likely that Denslow drew the pictures for one of his advertising pamphlets. The pictures first appeared in Youth Magazine, a hand-out to patrons of Dodd's Dairy in Buffalo. In issue eleven, this pamphlet was announced as available from Dodd's milkmen for ten cents." Executed on Strathmore drawing board measuring 19 1/2" wide x 14 1/2" high, the image nearly fills the entire space, signed by Denslow with his characteristic seahorse design. This is a rare opportunity to own very fine published work by Denslow.

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        Madame Dorothea.

      Oslo, H. Aschehoug & Co, 1939. 296 s. Fint priv. håndb. skinnbd. Ryggdekor i gull og blindpreg. Orig. omsl. og ryggstripe medbundet (Sign. Axel Knudsen)

      [Bookseller: Ruuds Antikvariat]
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        Über das Zerplatzen des Urankernes durch langsame Neutronen. + Einiges über die experimentelle Entwirrung der bei der Spaltung des Urans auftretenden Elemente und Atomarten. + Die chemische Abscheidung der bei der Spaltung des Urans entstehenden Elemente und Atomarten.

      Berlin, Verlag der Akademie der Wissenshaften, 1939-44. 4to. Three offprints from Abhandlungen der Preussischen Akadamie der Wissenschaften. Original printed wrappers in exceptionally fine condition. The third paper is an author's proof copy (the offprint number and prices in the advertisement are lacking, and the wrappers are yellow in contrast to the official green wrappers). Cloth folding case. 20;30;14 pp.. First editions, offprint issues. The three fundamental papers on nuclear fission which eventually lead to the creation of the atom bomb. Hahn and Strassmann's papers indicated fission of the uranium nucleus into two parts of about equal size with the release of much energy (in fact a tremendous jump over the energy produced in all previous transmutation reactions). Hahn received the 1944 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for his discovery of the fission of heavy nuclei"; he, Meitner and Strassmann shared the U.S.A. Fermi Award in 1966. Norman 963 (first paper only). Segré: X-Rays to Quarks, pp. 206-7. DSB: VI pp.14 for Hahn and DSB: XVIII pp. 880 for Strassmann. See also PMM 422 and Dibner 168. The three papers together are very scarce

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        Secret Despatches from Arabia by T.E. Lawrence, Published by Permission of the Foreign Office

      London n.d. [1939]: The Golden Cockerel Press.. First Edition [with additional material]. Full White Pig-Skin. Very Good/N/A. 4to. Edition Limited to 30 Copies Only Hardback,195mm x 257mm tall (7.5" x 10.25" approx.). Pp 174, incl. b/w frontis., + (i) + 8. Very good, in the original signed binding, by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, of full white pig-skin/gilt spine title/inner gilt rulings/teg/. Edition limited to 30 copies only, of which this is No. 27. Loosely inserted is a single-sided typewritten note on the headed notepaper of The Golden Cockerell Press: "The Golden Cockerell Press has much pleasure in announcing to subscribers of the thirty special copies of SECRET DESPATCHES that, subsequent to the issue of the prospectus of this book, it became possible, through the consent of Mr. A.W. Lawrence and of the Bodleian Library, to improve these special copies by substituting for the reproduction of one of the despatches, as announced, facsimile reproductions of some previously unpublished chapters from the manuscript of THE SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM, which gives a fuller account of episodes described in SECRET DESPATCHES than is found either in them or in the public edition of THE SEVEN PILLARS"..

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        The Nature of the Judicial Process. Tenth Printing

      Justice Cardozo's most famous work, his lectures delivered at Yale in 1921, in Judge Posner's words "the first systematic effort by a judge to explain how judges reason [and] the first serious effort by a judge to articulate a judicial philosophy". Once the copy of Yale President Kingman Brewster, with his ownership signature ("K Brewster") in orange pencil; original cloth, a very good bright copy. Yale University Press, New Haven, 1939.

      [Bookseller:  Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        The Garden Party and other Stories. With coloured lithographs by Marie Laurencin.

      London: The Verona Press, 1939.. Number 994 of a limited edition of 1200 copies.Tall 8vo (10 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches), 316-pages. Original green patterned boards with red gilt lettering piece. Publisher's note tipped-in as issued. Very very light foxing to endpapers else an exceptional copy. In the original dustwrapper which has two small marks to upper cover and a 1 1/2 inch tear at upper joint; this without loss and closeable. In the original numbered slipcase which has edge splits head and tail, some edge rubbing and a little dusty. Overall an excellent copy.

      [Bookseller: Bristow & Garland]
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        The Garden Party and Other Stories.

      With coloured lithographs by Marie Laurencin. The Verona Press London 1939. 8:o. Publisher`s Note tipped in after title. (10),315,(5, two last blank) pp. No 1182 of 1200 numbered copies. Publisher`s green patterned cloth, title gilt on red label on spine. 26 x 18,5 cm.. Designed by Hans Mardersteig. Printed at the Officina Bodoni, Verona, in Centaur type. The paper was made by Enrico Magnani, Pescia. The stones from which the coloured lithographs were printed have been ground. Lacking dustjacket

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        A Considerable Speck

      Boston: Printed by Dard Hunter Jr 1939 [Boston: Printed by Dard Hunter, Jr, 1939]. Proof copies of the first separate edition. 2 single folio gatherings (380 x 285 mm). 2 proof copies: one uncorrected page proof of the 33-line poem, without the printed title page, and with printer's manuscript corrections and directions in red ink; and one final proof copy, with "Original Proof" printed on title-page; both uncut on cream wove paper watermarked "HANDMADE". Some minor smudging and marginal soiling to uncorrected proof; final proof is fine. Laid in a custom green cloth chemise. Crane A24 . Laid in is a photocopy of the handbill titled "The Colonial Society of Massachusetts" detailing the poem's history: "This poem was written and delivered by Fobert Frost at the Annual Dinner on November twenty-first, 1939. It has been printed by Mr. Dard Hunter, Jr. from the first font of type that he has cut and cast himself, and is one of the first pieces of printing. It is on hand-made paper, made by him and his father, an authority on paper, with whom he is associated at the Dard Hunter Paper Museum at Massachusetts Institute of Technology...." A Considerable Speck was first printed in the Atlantic Monthly in July, 1939. The first separate edition consisted of fewer than 100 copies, according to Crane. These proofs are extremely rare, if not unique

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        Rhymed Ruminations. Poems.

      Printed for Siegfried Sassoon & Geoffrey Keynes at the Chiswick Press, London 1939, 1939.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 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.

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        Finnegans Wake

      Faber & Faber, London, 1939. First Edition. Binding: Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Book - [SEE SCANS] - in Very Good brown boards with gilt lettering - light marking to the boards and light crease to the spine, light bumping to the extreme corners and extreme ends of the spine. Contents, browning/spotting to the end papers otherwise clean, bright and tightly bound. An Attractive Copy Of This First Edition. Size: 9.75 inches tall by 6 inches. 628 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction; Inventory No: 5929.

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        Esquisse d'une Théorie des Émotions.

      Hermann & Cie, 1939. Royal 8vo. Bound uncut with the original printed wrappers ("Actualités scientifiques et industrielles", no. 838. Essais philosophiques II, Publiés par Cavaillès), also the backstrip (mounted with a little loss). in an exquisite, beautiful black morocco binding with gilt horizontal and vertical lettering to spine. Beautiful silvered paper over boards. Housed in an exquisite silvered marbled paper slip-case with black morocco edges. Binding signed to bottom of inside of front board: "C. et J-P. Miguet". Near mint copy. 52 pp.. First printing, presentation-copy, of Sartre's highly important early philosophical work, which is recognized as the best introduction to his "L'Étre et le Néant" (1943). The work was only printed as it is here, as no. 838 of Cavaillè's "Actualités scientifiques et industrielles", and only appeared in a new (not revised) edition in 1960. The large presentation-inscription reads as thus : " A Olivier Briot/ en la remerciant de " Les lignes " qui j'ai/ beaucoup aimé/ JP Sartre "."L'Esquisse d'une théorie des émotions " (" Sketch for a Theory of the Emotions"), although now considered one of Sartre's most important works, was originally written as the first part and introduction to a greater work on psychological phenomenology that was supposed to be entitled "La Psyché". The great psychological project was abandoned due to Sartre's eagerness to finish "Le Mur". "L'Esquisse" thus remains the only part of the work ever published, and perhaps exactly because of its introductory character, it has come to have the effect on modern philosophical thought that it has. Due to being at the same time accessible and rigourous, the work is considered the best introduction to Sartre's fundamental philosophical ideas, an almost indispensible presentation of and introduction to "L'Étre et le Néant", which appeared four years later. "L'Esquisse d'une théorie des émotions " is a phenomenological essay on emotion, in which Sartre ettempts to present a phenomenological psychology, treating emotion as a " phenomenon " and placing it within the realm of signification. The primary presentation of his own phenomenological analysis is essantial to all his later philosophy."Although written fairly early in his career, in 1939, Sketch for a Theory of the Emotions is considered to be one of Jean-Paul Sartre's most important pieces of writing. It not only anticipates but argues many of the ideas to be found in his famous Being and Nothingness. By subjecting the emotion theories of his day to critical analysis, Sartre opened up the world of psychology to new and creative ways of interpreting feelings. Emotions are intentional and strategic ways of coping with difficult situations. We choose to utilize them, we control them, and not the other way around, as has been posited elsewhere. Emotions are not fixed; they have no essence and indeed are subject to rapid fluctuations and about-turns. For its witty approach alone, Sartre's Sketch for a Theory of the Emotions can be enjoyed at length. It is a dazzling journey to one of the more intriguing theories of our time." (Sketch for a Theory of the Emotions, 2nd Edition, By Jean-Paul Sartre, Published October 12th 2001 by Routledge - 80 pages, Series: Routledge Classics)

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        Le Mur.

      Paris, Gallimard, (1939). Bound uncut with the original printed wrappers, also the back-strip, in a magnificent, elegant, and highly artistic black full calf binding with onlays of blood-red lacquered calf in stipes of varying thickness to all of front and back board as well as to spine, elegantly representing a "wall". Gilt author and title to spine. Inside of boards and recto and verso respectively of free end-papers coved with exquisite red suede and with white calf edges. Hand-sewn capital-bands in red and black. All edges gilt (also the uncut ones). Blindstamped super-ex-libris to inside of front board. Housed in an exquisite chemise with elegant patterned paper in red and grey tones and with black calf spine (same gilding as to binding) and edge, chemise covered with exquisite red suede on the inside, and an elegant slip-case of the same patterned paper, with black morocco edges. Binding signed to bottom of inside of front board: "C. et J-P. Miguet" and to bottom of inside of back board: "2003". A mint copy.. First edition, one of in all 110 numbered copies, of Sartre's first collection of short stories, which are generally accepted as Sartre's greatest existentialist works of fiction and the book as such as his greatest book of fiction. The present copy is one of 20 "outside of commerce" ("hors commerce") copies on alfa paper. In all 110 copies appeared, 40 of which are on on pur fil and 70 on alfa (50 of them numbered 31-80, and 20 hors commerce numbered 81-100). This is number 86.The collection "The Wall" contains the short story "The Wall", which is one of Sartre's most famous and most widely read stories. It coldly depicts a situation in which prisoners are condemned to death. The story takes place during the Spanish Civil War (July 1936 -April 1939). "The Wall" is probably the piece of fiction that best captures Sartre's central philosophical themes and is thus regarded as one of his most important works.The title refers to the wall used by firing squads to execute prisoners, and the deep blood-red of the magnificient "wall"-binding by Miguet is thus particularly well chosen. At the time of its appearance, "Le Mur" was well received, and because of it, Sartre won the price of the "Roman populiste" in April 1940. The work was fiercely attacked by Robert Brasillach in April 1939, but defended in "La Nouvelle Revue Francaise" in May 1939. Among the first reviews of it was Camus' in the "Alger républicain". The publication of "Le Mur" contributed to giving Sartre a reputation of being obscene by those who did not admire his style and courageous writing. By those many of those who do admire him, this is considered some of the best that he ever wrote. Contat & Rybalka: 39/21 (pp. (69)-71)

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        Some New Forms Of Beauty 1909-1936. A Selection of the Collection of the Société Anonyme -- Museum of Modern Art: 1920. Exhibited at The George Walter Vincent Smith Art Gallery, Springfield, Massuchusetts, U.S.A. November 9th to December 17th, 1939. Springfield. Press of the Pond-Ekberg Company 1939. 21,5 x 28 cm. 32 Seiten und 17 Abbildungen auf 6 Tafeln. Originalbroschur mit Titelaufdruck in Rot und Schwarz..

      Schöner Ausstellungskatalog zum 20 jährigen Jubiläum der Société Anonyme.Unter der Führung von Katherine Dreyer, Marcel Duchamp und Man Ray wurden nicht nur Werke der Modernen Kunst eifrig gekauft und gesammelt, sondern in Vorträgen und Ausstellungen auch der Versuch unternommen, diese dem Publikum näher zu bringen, wovon eine Auflistung derartiger Aktivitäten in dem Katalog Zeugnis ablegt. Abbildungen u.a. von Léger, Malewitch, Moholy-Nagy und El Lssitzky. Selten.

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