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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.

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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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      1939. Paperback. 1. (DENSLOW,W.W.)illus. ORIGINAL ART: TOM, TOM THE PIPER'S SON 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. Although this particular piece is not signed, many of the other pieces we have available are. This is a rare opportunity to own very fine published work by Denslow.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
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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.

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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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      Los Angeles: Printed by the Ward Ritchie Press 1939. Los Angeles: Printed by the Ward Ritchie Press, 1939.. Square octavo. Cloth and decorated boards, paper spine label. Spine and label slightly darkened, otherwise about fine. First edition of the author's second book, elegantly printed in an edition of only one hundred copies. Decorations by Hubert Buel. Foreword by Lawrence Clark Powell. Inscribed by Everson: "for Gilbert and Margret [sic] Neiman, who made this house feel very fine for a few hours. William Everson. Selma Calif. June 20 1941."

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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      New York: Random House 1939. New York: Random House, [1939].. Tan cloth, ruled in green, lettered in gilt. Small Grolier Book Shop label on front endsheet, otherwise unusually fine in near fine dust jacket with a couple of minor, tiny surface blemishes along the top edge at the spine crown. First edition, trade issue, primary binding. With poet/critic Dunstan Thompson's careful year of publication pencil ownership inscription on the free endsheet. PETERSEN A19b. MASSEY 388.

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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.

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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.

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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. .

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

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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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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      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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        A Book on Duck Shooting

      Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company 1939 Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, [1939]. DeLuxe First edition, no. SP of 99 copies, signed by the author and artist. 8vo. With Frontispiece and 16 color plates by Lynn Bogue Hunt. 540 pp. WITH OVER SIZED PORTFOLIO. Original brown morocco with illustration of duck inlaid on upper cover is mallard same as frontispiece, marbled endpapers. In original slipcase. Gift inscription on flyleaf "For Bill Gordon and his Ranch L. Hanes 1945."Fine. Portfolio in black wrappers, worn and chipped, internally fine. Biscotti P-8-D . "Penn also offered for sale as a separate promotional item, a portfolio of the 17 colored plates as illustrated in the Deluxe edition of A Book on Duck Shooting. Each plate mounted on manilla colored matt. None of the large sets of plates offered as a promotion for A Book of Duck Shooting, Upland Game Shooting, and Trout, were issued as matter of course with the Deluxe editions" (Biscotti)

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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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        Dutch and Flemish Old Masters in the Collection of Dr C.J.L. van Aalst, Huis-te-Hoevelaken . Holland

      Verona: Privately Published - printed by Officina Bodoni. F. 1939. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Three quarter morocco over marbled boards with five raised bands on spine and gilt titles on spine, teg others untrimmmed, internally clean and bright, illustrated with 77 copperplate engravings by Luigi Cavadini, one of an edition of 150 copies printed by hand at the Officina Bodoni., This is the privately published catalogue of the collection of Dr Van Aalst, one of the foremost European collections of paintings by Dutch and Flemish masters. Although Van Aalst was a man of moderate means when compared to some of the American collectors of the early 20th century, his deep affinity with the artistic culture of his native land led to a selection of paintings that provide a comprehensive view of the golden age of Dutch art. , 4to 11" - 13" tall, XVI + 330 [6] pp .

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        The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer

      Cambridge, MA: The University Press. Fine. 1939. Limited Edition. Original Cloth. A most handsome Special Edition printed for Members of the Limited Editions Club at the University Press in 1939, SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. Bound in blue denim, in Fine condition, spine slightly tanned. Scarce slipcase is slightly worn with near separation of boards at bottom and considerable chipping along edges, otherwise intact and sturdy; Tom Sawyer and his best friend, Huck Finn, confront the endless possibilities of childhood in the fictional town of St. Petersburg, a Mississippi river town in the antebellum South. Days are spent in such diverse activities as whitewashing fences, swearing oaths in blood, and getting lost in dark caves. But below the innocent surface lurk the darker realities of the cruelty, hypocrisy and foolishness of the adult world; Drawings; Signed by Illustrator .

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        Onward Jewish Soldiers

      Los Angeles: Anti-Communist Federation of America, 1939. A truly rare handbill produced by the Anti-Communist Federation of America, an organization which had little to do with anti-Communism but was instead a virulently anti-Semitic group allied with the German American Bund. Both organizations aggressively counter-attacked the Jewish boycott of Germany in the U.S. that began in 1933 following Adoph Hitler's appointment as Chancellor. (In March 1933, the American Jewish Congress and Jewish War Veterans--and later, the Jewish Labor Committee--began a series of highly publicized rallies in New York and seventy other citys calling for an American boycott of German goods and services.) While the Bund focused its efforts against Jewish influence in the government, the Federation attacked Hollywood. On Washington's Birthday in 1939, the Federation--in concert with the infamous Bund rally at Madison Square Gardens--launched its propaganda attack in Los Angeles. Among the literature provided for distribution were two different handbills, "Boycott the Movies" and "Onward Jewish Soldiers!" The caricatures featured on both would have been right at home in Julius Streicher's "Der Sturmer" newspaper. While "Boycott" attacked Hollywood as "the Sodom and Gomorrha where International Jewry controls Vice, Dope, [and] Gambling [and] where young gentile girls are raped," "Onward" featured a cartoon drawing of four ne'er do well soldiers with large hook-noses wearing Star of David shoulder patches and carrying a Star-of-David flag.The text of the handbill contains a satirical "resolution" for the United States to form an all Jewish Army to "Give the Jews a chance . . . If They want War against Germany, let Them fight, While We Attend To Our People, Our Problems, and Our Nation." One point of the resolution calls for "leading Jews" in Hollywood (including Eddy Cantor, Walter Winchell, Jack Benny, George Burns, Paul Muni, Edward G. Robinson, the Marx Brothers, and the Ritz Brothers) to be commissioned to lead this force. These handbills are almost never seen outside of institutions, and the few institutional examples are usually in poor condition. This handbill is complete with no rips, tears, or missing pieces. It is clean with only a few small, light smudges. There are creases from where it was once folded in eighths. . First Edition. Broadside. Very Good.

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        Été à Alger. [In: Rivages. Revue de Culture Méditerranéenne paraissant six fois sur an. No. 2].

      Alger [i.e. Algiers], (1939). 8vo. Entire 2nd issue of Rivages present. Uncut. Original printed wrappers, showing an outline map of the Mediterranean. A bit of brownspotting and a tiny tear to front wrapper. A bit of wear to lower capital, and minor wear to extremities. All in all a fine copy. [Été à Alger:] Pp. 87-91. (Entire issue: (16, -advertisements) pp., pp. (65)-128, (16, -advertisements) pp.. The very rare first printing of one of Camus' earliest literary productions, namely the first part of his famous Été à Alger, which was printed later the same year in his second book Noces (for which there is an advertisement on the inside of the back wrapper), in the second part of the very rare Algerian review Rivages.In all only two numbers of Rivages appeared, as it was interrupted due to the censorship at the beginning of the war. It was edited by Camus together with Gabriel Audisio, René-Jean Clot, Jacques Heurgon, and Jean Hytier and was published by Edmond Charlot, in Algiers. The aim of the review was to provide to the rest of the world with an insight in to the rich cultural life of the Mediterranean. When Été à Alger originally appeared in Rivages, Camus had only published one book ''L'Énvers et l'Endroit, 1937). Later in 1939, his second book (Noces), which is announced in the present volume of Rivages, appears

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        Shaw Gives Himself Away

      Newtown, Montgomeryshire: The Gregynog Press, 1939 An Autobiographical Miscellany. One of 275 copies bound in dark green oasis decorated with onlaid abstract design in orange, based on the author's initials. 3 symbols on upper cover and 1 on lower cover. Horizontal band of orange onlay at foot of both covers. The spine has 1 raised band beneath which is a block of orange onlay, faded very slightly, couple of tiny bumps. Titled in orange, signed by the press & Paul Nash on lower paste down of back cover. (xi), [1], 188 pp, [1]. (Harrop 40/206) (Shaw, playwright and polemicist - see ODNB for a full bio)

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        Finnegans Wake ( First American Edition - One of Modern Library's Top 100 English-language novels of the 20th Century )

      Viking Press, 1939. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good. Viking Press, New York 1939. First American Edition / First Printing. States First Published May 1939 on the copyright page with no additional printings listed. In the original dust jacket priced at $5.00. Book Condition: Near Fine, clean black cloth boards and spine, lettered in gold, book is tight and square, clean endpaper and pages, tight spine, lightly read, soft shelf wear, original retailer pricing sticker at $5.00 at the rear endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Good, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, original jacket priced at $5.00 at the front flap, chipping at the edges, a few light spots on the jacket, some tape ghosts at the edges.

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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: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1939 First edition of the author's rare first book. 8vo., pp. vii, 207, [1] [Bibliography]. Publisher's [electric] blue cloth covered boards, clean blue topstain, gilt-lettered at the spine with the blind-embossed crest on the front cover. Eight black & white plates. A very nice, near fine or better copy, in a very good or better copy of the rare [pc] illustrated white dustwrapper showing minimal use; 1 tear neatly mended on the verso of the back panel. An excellent, bright, unfaded example of this Davies highspot & in definite collector's condition. Davies account of the life & training of the Elizabethan boy actors, a consideration of their particular abilities & shortcomings, & discussion of the extent to which these actors set free or hampered Shakespeare in his female characterizations. Very scarce indeed. Most of the edition was pulped to accommodate the paper shortage of the war years. Perhaps a few hundred copies were actually sold which accounts for its infrequent appearance on the market. In the last twenty-five years, less than a dozen copies have surfaced in varying states of perfection or lack thereof, usually without dustwrapper, in both the Toronto & Montreal markets.. 1st Edition.

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        Original drawing for "The Happy End": to illustrate the story "The Old Men's Pool", depicting two men in a laden canoe running the Little Falls of the Humber River, Newfoundland, the river in full spate, Fergus Hamilton in the bow sitting with arms folded across his chest, smoking a pipe, Joe Denny in the stern holding firm to his paddle and guiding the canoe

      New York 1939 [New York, 1939]. Published in "The Happy End", 1939, at p. 183. 8 x 10 inches, with generous margins, 11-1/2 x 14-1/4 inches overall. Pen and ink on paper, signed at left of drawing. Tape ghosts on verso. Fine. Siegel, p. 198 . Fine sporting drawing by Churchill Ettinger, illustrating the scene in the story by Ben Ames Williams, "The Old Men's Pool", where fisherman and guide, furious at each other's stubbornness, descend the falls of the Humber River in full flood.Mr. Hamilton "just kept on smoking, as calm as if he was setting on the cabin porch down at Old Men's Pool. So Joe, mad at himself for being such a fool, swung [the canoe] to hit the chute down the Little Falls."And about that time he remembered that Mr. Hamilton couldn't swim. ... But mr. Hamilton never puffed his pipe any faster, nor turned his head, nor held on, nor even stiffened in his seat."

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        The Grapes of Wrath ( 1st/1st - In the First Issue Jacket - American Classic )

      The Viking Press, 1939. Hardcover. Near Fine/Poor. The Viking Press, New York 1939. First Edition / First Printing. States First Published in April 1939 on the copyright page with no additional printings listed. In the first issue jacket with First Edition at the front flap. Book Condition: Near Fine, clean illustrated oatmeal cloth boards, light spots at the top edge of the pages, book is tight and square, minor spots at the outer gutters of the boards, "Battle Hymn of the Republic" sheet music at the endpages with minor foxing at the gutters, clean endpaper and pages, tight spine, lightly read. Dust Jacket Condition: Poor, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, jacket price clipped, first issue jacket with First Edition at the bottom of the front flap, jacket split at all folds and held together by the mylar cover, shelf wear and chipping at the edges, darkening at the panels.

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      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1939 First Edition. A fine copy in the publisher's orange cloth covered boards morocco-style label to the spine in a lovely example of the dustwrapper showing minimal use at the extremities (faint soiling on the rear panel). 8vo. 219 pp. A very nice copy. Hall A10.. 1st Edition.

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        Goodbye to Berlin.

      London: The Hogarth Press, 1939.. First edition. Small 8vo. 317, (1) pp. Recent dark blue full morocco, spine with raised bands, gilt rules and decoration to panels, gilt rules to boards, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. A lovely copy. The volume comprises six works: A Berlin Diary (Autumn 1930), Sally Bowles, On Reugen Island (Summer 1931), The Nowaks, The Landauers and A Berlin Diary (Winter 1932-3). In his preface Isherwood writes that the six pieces "form a roughly continuous narrative" and was originally conceived as a single "episodic novel of pre-Hitler Berlin". Three of the titles first appeared in John Lehmann's New Writing, Sally Bowles was published by the Hogarth Press in 1937. This is the first edition of the six pieces together.

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        The Wild Palms

      Random House New York: Random House. 1939. First. First edition. The slightest wear to the extremities of the spine, else fine in a price-clipped, very good dustwrapper with some very small chips and tears, and a few nearly invisible internal tape repairs. Two thematically related narratives presented in alternating chapters. A nice copy. .

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        Goodbye To Berlin

      Hogarth, London, 1939. First Edition. Binding: Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. 'The six pieces contained in this volume form a roughly continuous narrative. They are the only existing fragments of what was originally planned as a huge episodic novel of pre-Hitler Berlin. I had intended to call it The Lost. My old title has been changed, however; it is too grandiose for this short loosely-connected sequence of diaries and sketches. Readers of Mr. Norris Changes Trains (published in the United States as The Last of Mr. Norris) may notice that certain characters and situations in that novel overlap and contradict what I have written here--Sally Bowles, for instance, would have run into Mr. Norris on Frl. Schroeder's staircase; Christopher Isherwood would certainly have come home one evening to find William Bradshaw asleep in his bed. The explanation is simple: The adventures of Mr. Norris once formed part of The Lost itself. Because I have given my own name to the "I" of this narrative, readers are certainly not entitled to assume that its pages are purely autobiographical, or that its characters are libellously exact portraits of living persons. "Christopher Isherwood" is a convenient ventriloquist's dummy, nothing more.' Book - [SEE SCAN] - in Near Very Good oatmeal cloth boards with red lettering - some marking to the back board and some browning to the spine but the lettering is still bright. Contents, [SEE SCANS] - some browning to the front and rear end paper and half title page, previous owner's name 'Antony Whitlock 18.10.39' to the front end paper and a neat stamp 'The Times Book Club, 42 Wigmore Street, London, W1' to the bottom edge of the rear paste down and a '3-39' to the bottom edge of the rear free end paper otherwise clean, bright and tightly bound. Size: 7.25 inches tall by 4.75 inches. 317 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 251-750 grams. Category: Fiction; Inventory No: 5794.

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      Harcourt Brace and Company New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. (1939). First. First edition. A trifle foxed on the boards, still fine in an attractive, near fine dustwrapper with a tiny nick and a very short tear. A lovely, bright and fresh copy of a this important early jazz title, rarely found in this condition. .

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