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        Die Grundzüge des Beschlagnahmerechts im Generalgouvernement. Nach der Beschlagnahmeordnung vom 25. Januar 1940 bearbeitet von Dr..Dr. Seiss / Warschau, Stand: 1. Januar 1942

      (noch zu Nr. 26024:) - Mit zeittypischen Ausführungen wie z.B.: "Beschlagnahme durch die Einheiten der Ordnungspolizei und bewaffneten SS. Gemäß 12 der Beschlagnahmeordnung kann der Höhere SS- und Polizeiführer in Ausnahmefällen Beschlagnahmen anordnen, die die Erhöhung der Schlagkraft der Einheiten der Ordnungspolizei und bewaffneten SS zum Ziele haben und ebenfalls den Beschränkungen der Beschlagnahmeordnung nicht unterworfen sind" / "Was ist nun unter der Erfüllung gemeinnütziger Aufgaben zu verstehen? Zunächst rein negativ: keine privaten Interessen. Falsch wäre es daher, z.B. ein polnisches Geschäft nur deshalb beschlagnahmen zu wollen, weil ein Reichsdeutscher dieses Geschäft betreiben möchte. Eine solche Beschlagnahme könnte erst dann angeordnet werden, wenn das private Interesse gleichzeitig in einem öffentlichen Interesse aufginge, z.B. wenn im deutschen Wohnraum das Bedürfnis besteht, daß das betreffende polnische Geschäft in deutsche Hände übergeht, damit den Deutschen innerhalb dieses Stadtviertels Gelegenheit gegeben ist, von einem deutschen Kaufmann bedient zu werden. Dieses öffentliche Interesse muss aber genauestens geprüft werden. Die zuständigen Stellen müssen sich dafür ausgesprochen haben, daß eine solche Notwendigkeit zur Verdeutschung besteht. Bei der positiven Auslegung des Begriffs "gemeinnützige Aufgaben" ist e x t e n s i v zu verfahren, d.h. der Begriff ist weit auszulegen. Ich möchte ihn wie folgt umreißen: der Erfüllung gemeinnütziger Aufgaben dient alles, was zur Sicherung und Erhaltung der Existenz des Deutschtums und zur Förderung deutscher Interessen notwendig ist. Diese Begriffsbestimmung geht also sogar über die Fälle eines sog. öffentlichen Notstandes hinaus. In solchem Falls muss aber immer eine Notwendigkeit im Rahmen der erwünschten Zielsetzung bestehen. Beispiel: die Beschaffung von Möbeln für Deutsche. Dieser Bedarf muss im Rahmen des Angemessenen hier gedeckt werden, da ein Verschicken von Möbeln aus dem Reiche nach dem GG zur Zeit untunlich ist und eine Fabrikation in eigener Regie noch ebenso unzweckmäßig erscheinen kann wie ein Ankauf . . . Die Beschlagnahme soll kein Bereicherungsinstrument sein, sondern ein von den Beschwernissen eines umständlichen Verwaltungsapparates losgelöstes Mittel, deutschen öffentlichen Interessen rasch Geltung zu verschaffen" / "Bei Grundstücken, die einem Juden und seinem arischen Ehegatten zu gleichen Teilen gehören, ist die Beschlagnahme für das ganze Grundstück auszusprechen. Darüber hinaus ist auch das Vermögen von arischen Ehegatten, die mit Juden verheiratet sind, sofern nicht einwandfrei der Nachweis erbracht wird, dass es sich um arisches Vermögen handelt, ebenfalls zu beschlagnahmen. Sofern der Antrag auf Scheidung der Ehe gestellt oder die Ehe bereits geschieden ist, kann eine Aufhebung der Beschlagnahme in Betracht kommen. Es ist jedoch im Einzelfall zu prüfen, ob es sich einwandfrei am Vermögen des arischen Ehegatten handelt." - Polen unter deutscher Herrschaft, Beschlagnahme polnischen Vermögens durch deutsche Dienststellen, Nationalsozialismus, Deutsches Obergericht Warschau, Polen unter deutscher Herrschaft, Beschlagnahmebehörden, Erlass des Führers und Reichskanzlers über die Verwaltung des besetzten polnischen Gebietes vom 12. Oktober 1939, Einziehung herrenlosen Vermögens in Polen, Beschlagnahme durch militärische Stellen, Oberbefehlshaber Ost, Beschlagnahme durch die Einheiten der Ordnungspolizei und bewaffneten SS / Sicherheitspolizei, Verhütung von Vermögensverschleierung von Juden, Verfügungen über jüdisches Vermögen, Interessen des arischen Ehegatten, Ehe zwischen Juden und Nichtjuden, deutsche Gerichtsbarkeit, Feindkommissar, Feindvermögen, Betriebsschließung, Enteignung, früheres jüdisches Schulvermögen, Bewirtschaftungsstelle für Alt- und Abfallstoffe im Generalgouvernement, Strafbestimmungen, Generalgouverneur für die besetzten polnischen Gebiete Reichsleiter Dr. Hans Frank, Beschlagnahme des Vermögens des früheren polnischen Staates, Beschlagnahme von Kunstgegenständen im GG, deutsches Besatzungsrecht im Osten, Vorplatz des Reiches Versand an Institutionen auch gegen Rechnung

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        Wehrgeographischer Atlas von Frankreich. Nur zum Dienstgebrauch!

      Berlin, Reichsdruckerei, 1939. Großformat, IV Seiten und 60 Tafgeln mit Karten, betitelter Originalleinen - sehr guter Zustand - 1939. H1545 Versand D: 6,00 EUR Dienstvorschriften

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        RABBI EPHRAIM ELNCAOUA (LE RAB DR TLEMCEN) 1360-1442 [INCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR]

      Tlemcen(1939). 1st Edition. Original Red Paper Wrappers with silhouette of Lion on the front. 8vo. 16 pages ; 22cm. In French. Title translates into English as, "Rabbi Ephraim Elncaoua (The Rabbi of Tlemcen) 1360-1442." Scarce Holocaust-era publication about Rabbi Ephraim ben Israel Alnaqua (1360-1442) here published in Tlemcen itself. Alnaqua was "a physician, rabbi, theological writer, and founder of the Jewish community at Tlemçen, North Africa... According to a legend, Alnaqua escaped from the Spanish Inquisition, which had martyred his father and mother at the stake, and came to Maghreb mounted on a lion, using a serpent as a halter. Azulai (refered) to him as a miracle-worker. Alnaqua succeeded, after all other physicians had failed, in curing the only daughter of a king of the Zayyanid dynasty. Refusing the reward of gold and silver offered him by the king, he begged only that the Jews living near Tlemçen might be united in it. In this way the community was formed. Alnaqua's first care was to establish a large synagogue: this is still in existence (as of 1906) , and bears his name. Above the rabbi's chair, on which the verse Jer. Xvii.12 is engraved, a lamp burns perpetually. Alnaqua's grave, surrounded by those of his family, is in the old cemetery: it is sacred to North African Jews, and (as of 1906) is frequently visited by pilgrims from all Algeria..." (Wikipedia, 2016) No holdings worldwide on OCLC. Inscribed by the author on inside page. Ex-library with usual markings. Creased in center. Rare, important, and even inscribed. Good+ condition. (HOLO2-130-29)

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        Flaggenbuch (Flg. B.)

      Berlin: Druck und Verlag der Reichsdruckerei,, 1939. Bearbeitet und herausgegeben vom Oberkommando der Kriegsmarine. Abgeschlossen am 1 Dezember 1939. Marine Druckvorschrift Nr. 377. Quarto. Original black sand-grained cloth, title gilt to the spine and to the front board together with the Reichsadler, moderate blue hammered-effect endpapers, blue linen hinges. Title page and 5 pages of text, one of these a tipped-in addenda leaf; 206 coloured plates, a number of them tipped-in bis plates, many plates with pasted in correction slips and illustrations together with inked annotations, corrections slip mounted on the rear pastedown. A little rubbed and slightly dusty, small nick to lower joint, but overall very good. First edition of 1939 with corrections and addenda to 2 August 1941. Accessioning ink stamps of the Commander's Office, Naval Air Base Travemünde to the front endpapers. Remarkably uncommon and highly sought-after, OCLC locates just 13 copies, of which 10 are in Germany, Copac adds a copy in the National library of Wales. Meticulous official flag-book for the Nazi Reich, this copy issued to the naval air base on the Priwall Peninsula at Travemünde in Schelswig-Holstein, about 70 km north-east of Hamburg. The base was responsible for the testing of all naval aviation projects, initially focussing on seaplanes and amphibians, but from 1938 onwards featuring a carrier deck with arrestor-gear for the testing of equipment for the projected carrier Graf Zeppelin, launched in 1938, 85% completed by the outbreak of war, but never completed. Excellently preserved copy of this highly desirable reference work.

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        Tannenberg. Deutsches Schicksal - Deutsche Aufgabe. Ganzleder-Luxusausgabe

      Oldenburg / Berlin, Gerhard Stalling Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1939 - (Fortsetzung der Beschreibung von Nr.11672:) . . . errichtete Gruft überführt worden. Hier, an der Stelle des Sieges von Tannenberg, umgeben von seinen in der Schlacht gefallenen Soldaten, hat der Feldherr nun seine letzte Ruhestätte gefunden. Die Bettung dieses großen Deutschen in den Mauern des gewaltigen Schlachtendenkmals gibt diesem eine besondere Weihe und erhebt es zu einem Heiligtum der Nation. Um dieser Bedeutung des Tannenberg-Denkmals sichtbaren Ausdruck zu verleihen, erkläre ich es zum "Reichsehrenmal" und lege ihm den Namen "Reichsehrenmal Tannenberg" bei. Als Grabstätte des Generalfeldmarschalls und der neben im ruhenden 20 unbekannten Soldaten soll es für alle Zeit dem dankbaren Gedenken an die ruhmreichen Leistungen und heldenmütigen Opfer des deutschen Volkes im Weltkriege geweiht sein. Das deutsche Reich übernimmt das Reichsehrenmal Tannenberg mit dem heutigen Tage in seine Obhut und wird es als Wahrzeichen deutscher Treue, Kameradschaft und Opferwilligkeit in alle Zukunft zu wahren und zu schirmen wissen. Deutsche Männer haben in schwerer Zeit die Denkmal geschaffen, weite Kreise der deutschen Bevölkerung haben mit freiwilligen Gaben zu seinem Ausbau beigetragen. Ihnen allen dafür in dieser Stunde aufrecht zu danken, ist Mehrpflicht und Herzensbedürfnis zugleich") sowie einem weiteren Vorwort (Berlin, Juni 1939) von Hans Pfundtner (Staatssekretär im Reichsministerium des Innern, zugleich Vorsitzender des Kuratoriums für das Reichsehrenmal Tannenberg): "Der Name Tannenberg ist ein Symbol für den Jahrhunderte währenden Kampf des Deutschtums im Osten um seine nationale Selbstbehauptung. Hier auf altgermanischen Siedlungsboden legte der Deutsche Ritterorden den Grundstein zu einem Werk deutscher Staatenbildung und deutscher Kultur, das nachfolgende Geschlechter immer wieder gegen fremde Gewalt verteidigen mussten. Die ostdeutsche Kondensation ist einen langen, harten Weg gegangen, der gekennzeichnet wird durch Opferbereitschaft und Pflichterfüllung, durch Kampf und Sieg, aber auch durch Niedergang und Elend. Erst dieses Siedlungs-und Kulturwerk, das für ewige Seiten in die Annalen der preußisch-deutschen Geschichte eingetragen ist, hat die unerlässliche Voraussetzung für ein Deutsches Reich von Weltgeltung geschaffen, indem es dem deutschen Volke die unentbehrliche Grundlage für seinen Lebensraum gab. Das vom deutschen Volk aus freiwilligen Spenden geschaffene Reichsehrenmal Tannenberg ist daher nicht nur eine Erinnerung an eine Waffentat, sondern ein Mahnmal für die geschichtliche Sendung von Ostpreußen im deutschen Osten. . . Möge das Werk Eingang in alle Schichten des deutschen Volkes finden und jedem Deutschen das Bewusstsein stärken, daß Ostpreußen in Fortführung seiner alten Tradition neue von unserem Führer Adolf Hitler gewiesene Aufgaben im Großdeutschen Reich zu erfüllen hat." - Aus dem weiteren Inhalt: Dr.rer.pol.Walther Grosse (Oberst im Stab der Kommandantur der Befestigungen bei Königsberg): Tannenberg 1914 (ausführliche Schilderung der berühmten Entscheidungsschlacht in Ostpreußen, mit einer vierseitigen Aufstellung: "Kriegsgliederung der 8. Armee bei Tannenberg") / Universitätsprofessor Dr.Erich Maschke/Jena: Deutsche Wacht im Osten durch die Jahrhunderte. - Die Geschichte des Reichsehrenmals Tannenberg / Die Architekten und Professoren Walter und Johannes Krüger/Berlin: Bauliche Gedanken um das Reichsehrenmal Tannenberg und seine Einfügung in die Landschaft / Universitätsprofessor Heinrich Fr.Wiepking-Jürgensmann/Berlin: Über die landschaftliche Eingliederung des Reichsehrenmals Tannenberg. - Erstausgabe in tadelloser Erhaltung. Luxuseinband der 30er Jahre, mit Stempel von Mitverfasser Prof.Maschke/Leipzig auf hinterem Vorsatz. - Luxuseinband, Ganzlederband, Prachtband, Handvergoldung, deutsche Kunstbuchbinderei, deutsche Zeitgeschichte, Kriegsgeschichte, Militär, Militaria, Deutsches/Drittes Reich, Heldengedenken, Totengedenken im Nationalsozialismus, Deutschtum im Osten, deutscher Volkstumskamp [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cyaniding For Gold, A Complete, Simple and Detailed Account of the Process Written Especially for the Working Miner and the Small Syndicate

      Angus & Robertson, 1939, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: New, First Edition. Drawings, diagrams, black and white photos and tables throughout. Several fold-out pages. The book has a forward by A N Graham. In this book Ion Idriess has brilliantly accomplished the task he set himself and that was to explain to non-technical readers the action of chemicals in the complex process of recovering gold by cynanidation. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 270 pages. Some small smudged marks on several pages throughout and a gren-ink smudged maek on front free endpaper. Binding is tight but endpapers split along spine, both front and back, exposing the webbing. All pages intact and tight. Spine slightly cocked.. Faint foxing on inside covers and endpapers, text unfoxed. Dust jacket is a fasimile and is in very good condition . Dust Jacket un-clipped. Previous owner's name in ink on inside front cover. Edges browned slightly. Boards are worn at top and bottom of spine, slight split on cloth on spine, fading on spine and rubbing on spine. Edgewear on boards and marks on boards. . Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Natural History & Resources; Mining, Prospecting & Fossicking; Main Picture: Front cover. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 51033.

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        The New Testament.

      Cambridge: Printed for the Royal Society of Literature,, 1939. Translated by William Tyndale, 1534. A reprint of the edition of 1534 with the translator's preface and notes and the variants of the edition of 1525. Edited for the Royal Society of Literature by N. Hardy Wallis, with an introduction by Isaac Foot. Large quarto (285 x 227 mm). Contemporary red crushed morocco, titles to spine in gilt in compartments, royal coat of arms in gilt to front cover, yellow silk page markers, brown endpapers, top edge gilt. Title page printed in red and black. Text printed within single rule frame. Frontispiece facsimile of original 1534 title-page and 23 plates. Spine lightly faded, minor rubbing to extremities, slight soiling and a couple of scratches to covers, faint offsetting to prelims, foxing to edges; a very good, bright copy. First edition thus, limited issue, number 58 of 500 copies. Hardy Wallis's translation was first published, without the illustrations, in 1938. Tipped-in is a presentation letter from Sir Robert Tasker to the headmaster of his alma mater Ardingly College, 7 February 1959, and a photocopied letter of thanks from the headmaster George Snow. Pasted onto the first blank is The Times obituary for Tasker, 2 March 1959. Laid-in is a review from The Sunday Telegraph, 20 December 1992 by Hugh Trevor-Roper of David Daniell's edition of Tyndale's Old Testament.

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        Deutsche Sankt Georg Sportzeitung. Offizielles Organ des Reichsverbandes für Zucht und Prüfung deutschen Warmbluts, dem Reichsnährstand angegliedert. 42. Jahrgang 1941 (1. Aprilheft 1941 bis 2. Februarheft 1942) vollständig 24 Heften * s e l t e n

      Berlin, Verlag Sankt Georg Erna Marschall, 1939 - 1941. Vollständige Ausgabe in solidem Bibliothekseinband der Zeit (schwarzes Halbleinen, Deckelbezug mit grünem Handpapier, Format 26,5 x 34 cm) mit Gewebeecken. 24 Hefte, beide Umschlagseiten jeweils mit eingebunden, diese mit fotoillustriertem Deckeltitel, Hauptschriftleiter: Werner von Hackewitz / Berlin-Steglitz. Je Heft 10 - 24 Seiten, Schrift: Antiqua, mit sehr vielen - auch farbigen - Fotoabbildungen auf Kunstdruckpapier und großem, z.T. bebilderten Kleinanzeigenteil. - Aus dem Inhalt: v.Knobelsdorff: Der Große König und das Pferd - Ein Tag bei einer SS-Reiterschwadron im Osten - Beobachtungen über das Begriffsvermögen des Pferdes (Landgestüt Marbach) - Bücherschau - Pferdeschau und Renntag in Tiflis - Die Grundsätze der Gebrauchsreitlehre - Die deutsche Pferdeerzeugung und der Wandel der Pferdeeinfuhr 1913-1938 - Stallmeister Leopold Greff 75 Jahre alt - Hengsthauptkörnung und Ankauf in Breslau 1940 - Karlshorst glanzvoller Start - Ein weiblicher Kriegskutscher (von der Heimatfront) - Major Braune zum 60. Geburtstag - Arbeitstagung des Reichsverbandes für Zucht und Prüfung deutschen Warnbluts - Kavallerie-Spähtrupp im Einsatz - Turnier in Potsdam-Nedlitz zugunsten des 2. Kriegswinterhilfswerks - Dressurarbeit bei Eis und Schnee in Norwegen - Pferdezuchttage in Nordschlesien (nordschlesische Pferdezuchtvereine Glogau, Guhrau und Fraustadt im Bezirk des Tierzuchtamtes Glogau) - Französische Rennpferde in München Riem - Die Ostpreußen sind die besten - Halbseitiges Foto \"Zum 20. April 1941. Der Führer und Oberste Befehlshaber der Wehrmacht Adolf Hitler inmitten seiner Soldaten. Großdeutschlands Wünsche und Grüße gelten ihm, dem siegreichen Feldherrn und Führer aller Deutschen\" - Hoppegarten 1941- Deutscher Reitergeist im Warthegau. Ein Besuch bei der Polizei-Schwadron Posen - \"Am 1. Mai dem nationalen Feiertag des deutschen Volkes gedenken wir in allererster Linie unserer siegreichen Soldaten und ihrer unermüdlichen Einsatzbereitschaft. Der Feiertag der nationalen Arbeit hat im Kriegsjahr 1941 seinen tiefsten Sinn erhalten . . . Mit unserem Führer zum glorreichen Sieg unserer Waffen!, mit Foto \"Truppen des deutschen Afrika-Korps in Libyen: deutsche Panzer begegnen auf ihrem Vormarsch Kamel- und Eselskarawanen\" - Nachruf auf SA.-Standartenführer Wilhelm Däther - Jungbauern, Studenten, Turnierreiter. Bericht über die Arbeit der Universitäts-Reit- und -Fahrschule Marburg (Lahn) - Neue Arbeiten von Alb. Hinrich Hussmann (ganzseitige, mit 2 Aufnahmen von Pferdeplastik). . . - Deutsches / Drittes Reich, Großdeutschland im zweiten Weltkrieg, Kampf gegen den Bolschewismus an der Ostfront, deutsche Reitergemeinde, Großdeutschland im 2. Weltkrieg, deutsche Offiziere zu Pferd, Herrenreiter, illustrierte Bücher, Pferdewesen, Wehrmacht, Kriegskamerad Pferd, Ritterkreuzträger als Wehrmachtoffiziere zu Pferd, Adolf Hitler, deutsche Kavallerie im Osten, NS.-Zeitschrift für Pferdefreunde, Reiten im Generalgouvernement, Reiterei, Reitbetrieb, Remonten, Pferdezucht, Ostpreussen, Pferdeeinsatz bei der Wehrmacht, Nachrufe auf im Osten gefallene Kavallerieoffiziere, Oberleutnant Georg Freiherr von Boeselager mit Ritterkreuz, NS.Schrifttum, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut - Gutes Exemplar, weitere Stichworte und Bilder s.Nr. 25728 ! Versand D: 5,90 EUR Deutsches / Drittes Reich, Großdeutschland im zweiten Weltkrieg, Kampf gegen den Bolschewismus an der Ostfront, deutsche Reitergemeinde, Großdeutschland im 2. Weltkrieg, deutsche Offiziere zu Pferd, Herrenreiter, illustrierte Bücher, Pferdewesen, Wehrmacht, Kriegskamerad Pferd, Ritterkreuzträger als Wehrmachtoffiziere zu Pferd, Adolf Hitler, deutsche Kavallerie im Osten, NS.-Zeitschrift für Pferdefreunde, Reiten, Reiterei, Reitbetrieb, Remonten, Pferdezucht, Ostpreussen, Pferdeeinsatz bei der Wehrmacht, Oberleutnant Georg Freiherr von Boeselager mit Ritterkreuz, NS.Schrifttum, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut

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        THE SPURS.

      The Texas Spur, Publishers, 1939., Spur - First edition. Green cloth, [16], 274 pp., portraits printed on green paper. frontis. (portrait), plates, portraits, map. Six Score 37 says, "While this book is rather crudely printed and written, it gives more of the flavor of the Spur Ranch than any other book. The author worked for the Spur outfit, and there are many tales of his own personal experiences and those of his comrades." Herd 757 says, "A history of this famous ranch by one connected with it. Privately printed and now quite difficult to come by." Fine, unread copy without dust jacket, as issued. SIX SCORE 37. HERD 757. HOWES E100. CAMPBELL 32. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER

      Montgomery Ward & Co. No place. 1939 - Book size about 7 1/2 by 10 inches with some 32 pages. Bound in thin delicate glossy illustrated red wraps. Illustrated throughout in four color by Denver Gillen. This is the First Year issue of this book with the tri-motor plane and the elves on page six. A Christmas giveaway by the retail store the book was cheaply printed and is fragile today. Spine with moderate rubbing and cracking--separated at the bottom two inches; small chips to front and rear covers; pages aged with some foxing. All in all a quite nice copy of this rare first edition which is usually found in wretched condition. VERY GOOD- Language: eng Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How More Than One Hundred Men Have Recovered from Alcoholism.

      New York: Works Publishing Company, 1939. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (229 x 152 mm). viii, [2], 400 pp., including half title. Publisher's original red cloth with gilt-lettered spine and front cover, including the original first issue dust jacket (light rubbing and soiling of cloth, dust jacket with some paper restorations of former tears at spine and upper wrapper, jacket spine sunned). Internally with minor toning, lower edge and foot of fore-edge has mild dampstaining which however does not extend onto page margins; otherwise the text is clean, unfoxed and unmarked. Provenance: Bauman Rare Books (two sheets of description loosely inserted), Milva (dedication in pencil to Tom on first flyleaf). A near fine copy in sound binding and original dust jacket. ----FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING of the AA 'Big Book' in the original red cloth and jacket; one of the most influential and important books of the twentieth century, changing millions of lives through its revered methods of self-treatment and helping alcoholics survive their confrontation with the 'demon rum.' With 'Copyright, April, 1939' on the copyright page. Only 4,650 copies were printed of this highly desirable first printing, few have survived in such condition, rarely seen in the original dust jacket. Alcoholics Anonymous is one of the best-selling books of all time, having sold 30 million copies. In 2011, Time magazine placed the book on its list of the 100 best and most influential books written in English since 1923, the beginning of the magazine. In 2012, the Library of Congress designated it as one of 88 "Books that Shaped America." (ref. Alcoholics Anonymous website) - Visit our website for additional images and information. 1st Printing. Near Fine / Good.

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        CURIOUS GEORGE ORIGINAL ART WITH BOOK

      - REY,H.A. CURIOUS GEORGE ORIGINAL ART: CECILY G AND THE 9 MONKEYS. Offered here is a wonderful color drawing by Rey from Cecily G and the 9 Monkeys (published as Raffy and the 9 Monkeys in London by Chatto & Windus in 1939). This was the Rey's first children's book and was also the first appearance of Curious George who is prominently featured throughout. In this picture one of the monkeys is running from a burning building with his arms outstretched. It is a mixed media charcoal and watercolor image that measures 7" wide by 9" high and is framed. Sold with a first edition of the book published by Houghton Mifflin in 1942. 8 1/2 x 11 1/2", cloth, Santa card and owner name on endpaper, Fine condition in dust wrapper (dw VG+) frayed at spine ends and corners and with a few small closed tears). Although not signed the art has a special provenance because it comes from the estate of children's book illustrator James Marshall, the creator of George and Martha books and the Stupids series. Original published art by Rey is rare as is a first edition of the book in dust wrapper. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Interior art [possibly for Weird Tales].

      [New York]: Hannes Bok, 1939.(). Black and white drawing by the famed science fiction and fantasy illustrator Hannes Bok. Bok's color cover art and black and white interior drawings appeared in many science fiction and fantasy magazines of the 1940s and 1950s, among them Weird Tales, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Famous Fantastic Mysteries, and many others. This drawing appears to be a photostat used to produce printing plates. There is no indication of where it was published, but it may be from Weird Tales; the Hannes Bok Illustration Index indicates that his only publications for 1939 were in that magazine. Given some of the imagery, it could also be for the story "The Dreadful Rabbits" by Gans T. Field, which appeared in the July 1940 issue of Weird Tales. 14 x 10-5/8 inches. Fine.

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        CARSON OF VENUS .

      Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Publishers [1939]., Tarzana, California - Octavo, pp. [1-2] [1-4] 5 [6-8] 9-312 [313: ads] [314-318: blank] [last two leaves are blanks], six inserted plates with illustrations by John Coleman Burroughs, original blue cloth, front and spine panel stamped in orange, top edge stained red, other edges rough-trimmed. First edition. ". the third and by far the finest book in the series [of Venus novels]." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 298-302. Heins CV-1. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. A fine copy in fine first state (laminated) dust jacket with 10 mm closed tear at bottom edge of front panel near flap fold and a short, light crease at lower edges of each flap. (#140737)) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Adressbuch für Köln 1939 - original Ausgabe, erster und zweiter Teil zusammen, 40+1126+280 S, Format: 23x30 cm

      Greven, Köln 1939 - 81. Ausgabe. Aufbau des Adressbuches: Gedenktafeln, Kirchen, Kranken-Anstalten, Lehranstalten etc. (1-10 S., die ersten 5 Seiten - inkl. Titelblatt - aber fehlen); Übersicht der Geschichte des Hansestadt Köln (10-17 S.); Kölner Jahres-Chronik (Januar-Dezember 1938, 18- 24 S.); Verschwundene Namen Kölner Straßen; Alte Kölner Häuser mit alten Namen; Statistik, Inhaltsverzeichnis des 1. u. 2. Bandes (18-40 S.); Einwohner-Verzeichnis nach Namen geordnet, bzw. Einwohnei- und Firmenverzeichnis (Erster Teil; 1225 S + Nachtrag); Einwohner-Verzeichnis der Stadtgemeinde Köln geordet nach Beruf, Geschäft und Gewerbe (Zweiter Teil, 280 S.). Neuer Einband. Vorderdeckel ist etwas fleckig aber sauber. Bindung ist sehr fest. Die ersten zwei Seiten sind professionell repariert, bzw. die Ränder verstärkt. Dadurch gerüngfügiger Textverlust. Bei den Eintragungen gelegentlich kleine, saubere Markierungen. Die Seiten sind angebräunt aber unbeschädigt und sauber. Size: 4° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE COCA-COLA COMPANY. OPINIONS, ORDERS, INJUNCTIONS, AND DECREES RELATING TO UNFAIR COMPETITION AND INFRINGEMENT OF TRADE-MARK

      [Atlanta], 1939. Three volumes. Illustrated. Original tan buckram, spine gilt, leather labels. Minor wear, dust-soiling, and rubbing. Some unobtrusive library ink stamps. Dampstaining to third volume. Overall very good. A rare first edition three-volume set of legal cases and decisions published by the Coca-Cola Company, regarding copyright and trademark infringement of their products. Contains numerous color-printed plates and in-tex illustrations comparing logos and various Coca-Cola trademark elements to those of competitors which the Coca- Cola Company has taken to court for infringement. Also presents photographic facsimiles of Coca-Cola documents representing their chain of title to the Coca-Cola brand. A wonderful compendium of Coca-Cola's business history, with interesting color plates illustrating the famous Coca-Cola trademark and the various ways other companies tried to ape it. Rarely ever encountered as a complete three-volume set.

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        Atlas der deutschen Volkskunde. 5. Lieferung von 6 insgesamt erschienenen Lieferungen.

      Leipzig, Hirzel, 1939. 66 x 35 cm. 19 gefaltete Doppelblätter. Lose Blattsammlung in OBrosch.-Mappe. Mappe mit Gbrsp., Blätter in sehr gutem Zustand. - Höchst seltenes Werk zur Volkskunde. Alle Tafeln 81 - 99 vorhanden, beiliegend noch die Tafeln 63 - 68 aus der vierten Lieferung. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Zeitgeschichte

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        MAISTORASUL AUREL (Vol.1 + 2 + 3)

      1939; Romanian edition of MAISTORASUL AUREL; Book Condition: Good

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        World Monument for San Antonio, Texas.

      ca. 1939.(). Gouache painting. 21.5 x 23.5 inches. Signed in pencil by the artist. Annotated and authenticated by Tony Sheets, the artist's son in 2003. Design for a monumental sculpture of women holding the world, in San Antonio, Texas. On board.

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        Step by Step 1936–1939.

      London: Thornton Butterworth Ltd.,, 1939. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, titles to spine with lion centre tools in compartments gilt, raised bands, signature block to front board gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, burgundy endpapers, gilt edges. Full-page map of China to the text, folding map of Europe at the rear. A fine copy. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed in the month of publication on the front free endpaper: "To Percy Davies from Winston S. Churchill, June 1939". Major Percy Davies (1892-1946) was editor of the News of the World, Churchill having contributed articles to the newspaper during the 1930s. In 1938, when Churchill was asking questions of Britain's readiness for war, "many people took it for granted that Britain was already strong, and even the News of the World, which had on May 1 published Churchill's major warning, began to assure readers that all was well. On June 5 Churchill was 'astonished' to read an article on these lines, writing in a 'private & secret' letter to Major Percy Davies: 'There is at the present time an almost total absence of defence, apart from the RAF, for our cities and vulnerable points…" (Martin Gilbert, Winston S. Churchill, Volume V, p. 944). Davies had served as a major commanding 12 Corps Cyclist Battalion in Italy and France, 1916-18 and had been captured by the Germans on the western front in April 1918. Step by Step gathers together Churchill's weekly commentaries, originally published in the Evening Standard and syndicated throughout Europe, arguing against appeasement. The book was described on the jacket blurb as "this luminous survey of our own amazing and perilous times." On receiving his copy from Churchill, Clement Attlee wrote; "It must be a melancholy satisfaction to you to see how right you were."

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        At Swim Two Birds. London; Longmans, Green & Co., 1939. First Edition, First Issue.

      Longmans, 1939 - Original black cloth, title blocked in gilt to upper spine, green tint to top-edge. A fine copy of the book, gilt lettering sharp and fresh, text block (including all edges) bright and clean. Retaining most of the original first issue dust jacket, lacking 3/4 of spine, front cover & flap present. Back cover - with Graham Green's description- chipped along margins, with some closed tears affecting 2 words of Green's blurb. Housed in solander box. Apart from the jacket, which is rarely present, this an exceptional copy of the first issue of O'Brien's masterpiece. 'At Swim' has been described as one of the most amusing, wildly funny works of genius in contemporary Irish literature. Described by Graham Greene as in the 'line of Tristram Shandy and Ulysses.' [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Wild Palms

      Random House, New York 1939 - A just about Fine copy of the book with a touch of fading to the top stain and very trivial soiling to the closed lower edge of the page block. In a Near Fine dust jacket with the spine and rear panels a bit toned and trivial rubbing at the extremities, otherwise an attractive jacket. Gold and green stamping (the preferred, first issue binding).Consisting of two interwoven short stories with opposing perspectives on love, grief, and sacrifice, The Wild Palms and is one of Faulkner's most experimental works. "When I reached the end of what is now the first section of The Wild Palms, I realized suddenly that something was missing, it needed emphasis, something to lift it like counterpoint in music. So I ?raised it to pitch again with another section of its antithesis, which is the story of a man who got his love and spent the rest of the book fleeing from it" (Faulkner). about Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [Stock catalogues, numbered series:] 1-64 § 66-72 [Stock catalogues, hors série] Pastel and gouache drawings of the eighteenth century from French collections : thirtieth anniversary exhibition : October 17-November 15, 1969 § A collection of fifty master drawings from the fifteenth to twentieth centuries § Italian treasures from Columbia University : an exhibition celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Casa Italiana, September 12-October 3, 1977

      New York, William H. Schab, [1939?-1987]. Seventy-four volumes (varying sizes), as issued in publisher's wrappers. - An excellent run of the catalogues issued by William Henry Schab (1888-1975) after emigrating to New York in 1938, and by his son, Frederick G. Schab. Cf. Donald C. Dickinson, Dictionary of American Antiquarian Bookdealers (Westport, CT 1998), pp.193-194. ¶ Some wrappers worn across the spine; overall, in very good state of preservation. Several catalogues contain annotations of the artist and collector Leonard Baskin (1922-2000). [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 1] An illustrated catalogue of a fine collection of rare books and illuminated manuscripts recently brought over from Europe : comprising Americana, bindings, incunabula : calligraphy and books on ornaments : illuminated manuscripts and single leaves : illustrated books of the XVth and XVIth century : illustrated books of the XVIIIth century : autographs, Judiaca [sic], music : old medicine and early science : English and American literature;(27.5 cm), (2) 79 (3) pp., 7 leaves of plates (pls.I-XIV), text illustrations. 193 items; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers. ¶ Wrappers not entirely fresh.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 2] An illustrated catalogue of rare books and illuminated manuscripts from three private collections : comprising: Americana, pictorial Americana, fine bindings, bird and flower color plate books, early science and old medicine, English literature, illustrated books of the XVth centuries, incunabula, illuminated manuscripts, musical autographs and Rossica;(27.5 cm), (4) 89 (3) pp., [13] leaves of plates (pls.I-XXVI; pl.III folded), text illustrations. 205 items; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers. ¶ Wrappers not entirely fresh.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 3] An illustrated catalogue of a fine collection of fifteenth century woodcuts, engravings, drawings and illuminated miniatures : comprising rare and unique incunabula xylographica : fine engravings by Meckenem and Schongauer, in brilliant early impressions : beautiful engravings by the Italian masters of the XVth century: Giovanni da Brescia, Domenico and Giulio Campagnola, Benedetto Montagna, Robetta, a[mong] o[thers] in magnificent impressions : important drawings and illuminated miniatures by fifteenth century masters;(27 cm), [24] pp., 15 leaves of plates (pls.I-XXX). 55 items; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers (illustration laid to upper cover). ¶ Good copy.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 4] A Collection of original musical manuscripts of the world's greatest composers : comprising autographs by Beethoven, Brahms, Bruckner, Gluck, Haydn, Liszt, Mahler, Mendelssohn. Mozart, Saint-Saens, Schubert, Schumann, Wagner, Weber, Hugo Wolf and others : and autographs of famous poets, scientists and statesmen;(27 cm), 16 pp. 60 items; priced. Self-wrappers. ¶ Occasional pencil mark in margins.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 5] Four centuries of fine books & manuscripts : an illustrated catalogue of an important library : comprising illustrated French, German, Italian, and Spanish books of the XVth to the XVIIIth centuries, history of science and medicine, manuscripts and books by mediaeval authors, Greek and Latin classics, incunabula, early books on music, Americana, hunting, fishing, typography and calligraphy;(26 cm), (2) 82 pp., 4 leaves of plates (pls.I-VIII), text illustrations. 171 items; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers. ¶ Good, unmarked copy.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 6] A Choice collection of fine and rare old books, autographs & manuscripts : incunabula, illustrated books of the 16th century, a Florentine illuminated manuscript, early books on graphical arts, French illustrated books of the 18th century, Greek and Latin classics, old medical books, music, books and autographs by Luther and Melanchthon, English literature, history of science, pictorial Americana, and Americana : and an extensive collection of autograph manuscripts by the world's greatest scientists;(25.5 cm), 60 pp., 6 leaves of plates (pls.I-XII), text illustrations. 132 items + addendum; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers. - The collection of autograph manuscripts of scientists comprises 1061 letters and documents by 368 scientists (including 34 Nobel Prize winners of physics and chemistry), and 417 mostly contemporary portraits of 338 scientists represented in the collection. Among many notable documents is Isaac Newton's "The Multiplication of our Mercury" (about 13,000 words). ¶ Good, unmarked copy.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 7] Four centuries of science : first and early editions : alchemy, astronomy, botany, chemistry, electricity, old medicine, physiology, physics and economics;(23 cm), (2) 25 (1) pp., 1 illustration (cover). 111 items; priced. Self-wrappers. ¶ Good, unmarked copy.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 8] An important collection of fine illustrated books, first editions, fine bindings, and manuscripts from the XV to the XVIII centuries : including rare Americana and travel books, French, Italian and German woodcut books of the XVth and XVIth centuries, the first edition and the first French edition of the Poliphil, Lichtenberger's Prognosticatio, Heidelberg 1488; More's Utopia, 1518; Valturius' De re militari, Verona, 1483; precious armorial bindings, by Derome and Clovis Eve; English XVIth century law books, engravings and woodcuts by Albrecht Dürer, books on music of the XVI century, autographs;(26 cm), (2) 54 (2 blank) pp., 6 leaves of plates (pls.I-XII), text illustrations. 129 items; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers. ¶ Good copy.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 9] A fine library of French, Italian and Spanish literature, history of science and early law books : containing original editions in fine bindings, illustrated books and valuable editions from the 15th to the 19th centuries [cover title:] French, Italian and Spanish literature : History of science : Early law books;(25. 5 cm), 60 (4) pp., 2 leaves of plates (pls.I-IV), text illustrations. 249 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. ¶ Pencil annotation on cover.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 10] Source books of science, history, law, art, literature and theology : including the subjects Americana, architecture, the Bible, birds and other animals, classical literature, color plate books, drama, emblems, English books before 1640, English history, French literature, German history, graphic arts, humanists, illuminated manuscripts, Ireland, Judaica-Hebraica, law, livres à figures, medicine, music, ornaments, the Pacific, philosophy, portrait collections, psychiatry, Reformation, Rome and Italy, Scandinavia and the northern countries, Finland, Lapland, Greenland, Iceland, science, the sea, theology : for reference libraries and booksellers;(25 cm), 94 (2) pp. 313 items; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers. ¶ Good, unmarked copy.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 11] An illustrated catalogue of a selection of rare books and manuscripts recently brought over from Europe : comprising Americana, Renaissance and Baroque book illustration, early printed books on hunting, law, medicine, philosophy, science, travels, etc. [cover title:] An illustrated catalogue describing a selection of rare books and manuscripts recently brought over from Europe;(25 cm), 71 (1) pp., frontispiece (printed recto and verso), text illustrations. 171 items; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers. ¶ Good, unmarked copy.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 12] Printed books of the XVth to XVIIIth century : comprising illustrated books, early literary texts, Americana, works of importance for the history of art, theology, & c. : with an appendix of bibliography;(25 cm), 51 (1) pp., 1 illustration (cover). 234 items; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers. ¶ Good, unmarked copy.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 13] An illustrated catalogue of rare books and mediaeval manuscripts : comprising Americana, art and ornament, cookery and tobacco, economics and law, illustrated books, incunabula, Italian literature, medieval manuscripts, military books, music, Spanish books, travel : aeronautics, astronomy, botany, electricity, geography, history of science, lapidaries, mathematics, medicine, navigation, physics, weather;(25 cm), (2) 68 (2) pp., 4 leaves of plates (pls.I-IX; pls.III-IV on one page), text illustrations. 215 items; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers. ¶ Good, unmarked copy.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 14] A Fine collection of important and rare books : comprising Americana, illustrated books of the 15th and 16th centuries, fine bindings, autographs, French literature, early books on music, ornament and art books, fête books, botany, tobacco, occultism, the history of science and medicine, including many first editions [cover title:] A collection of important fine books from European private libraries;(25 cm), (2) 80 (2) pp., 8 leaves of plates (pls.1-16), text illustrations. 228 items; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers. ¶ Good, unmarked copy.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 15] Fine and rare books removed from the library of a European castle and from other continental collections : comprising early works on astronomy, cosmography and navigation, first editions of scientific and medical works, French, German and Italian illustrated books of the 15th and 16th centuries, Americana, books on music, Humanism and the Reformation, books printed in Cracow, Spain and Portugal, many with fine bindings [cover title:] A renowned library removed from a European castle and books from other Continental collections;(25 cm), (2) 89 (1) pp., 6 leaves of plates (pls.1-12), text illustrations. 197 items; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers. ¶ Good, unmarked copy.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 16] Fine incunabula : French and Italian literature of the Renaissance in first and rare editions : fine illustrated books of the XVth to XVIIIth centuries printed in France, Germany, Italy and Spain : Americana vetustissima : Goya's famous sets of etchings : a Ptolemy bound for Pope Leo XI;(25 cm), (2) 90 pp., 6 leaves of plates (pls.1-12), text illustrations. 166 items; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers. ¶ Good, unmarked copy.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 17] A library of rare books in the history of science and medicine;(23 cm), (2) 81 (1) pp., text illustrations. 302 items; priced. Self-wrappers. ¶ Good, unmarked copy.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 18] Rare books and prints on North and South America and the East : voyages, exploration, navigation, pictorial Americana;(23 cm), 48 pp., 2 illustrations (covers). 211 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. ¶ Good, unmarked copy.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 19] Rare books and manuscripts of the XVth, XVIth, and XVIIth centuries : comprising the editio princeps of Thomas à Kempis Imitatio Christi; two books printed by Johannes Gutenberg in 1459; the famous Dante edition of 1481 with all 199 Botticelli's engravings; first edition of the Speculum Humanae Salvationis; first editions of the Greek tragedians;(23.5 `cm), (2) 92 (2) pp., text illustrations. 138 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. - Includes (item 13, $10,000) the Fountaine-Fairfax Murray-Terry-Wilmerding copy of the first illustrated edition of the Divine Comedy (it had realised $6250 in the Wilmerding sale, Parke Bernet, 29 October 1951, lot 266; returned to the market in the Schäfer sale, Sotheby's, New York, 8 December 1994, lot 66, $220,000). ¶ Annotation on cover in red crayon.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 20] An outstanding collection of fine books and manuscripts : comprising French, Flemish, and Italian illuminated manuscripts of the XIIIth to XVIth centuries : incunabula and important illustrated XVIth century imprints : autographs of famous poets and musicians : Renaissance drama, early Americana : fifteenth century single woodcuts : first editions of law and economics :science and medicine in first editions including Vesalius' Fabrica 1543 [cover title:] Illuminated manuscripts : early printed books : history of science;(23 cm), viii 110 pp., 1 folded leaf of plates (printed recto and verso), text illustrations. 186 items; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers. ¶ Good, unmarked copy.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 21] Catalogue twenty-one of illustrated incunabula and rare places of imprint in the XVth and XVIth centuries : monuments of early French and Italian literature : Americana, early herbals, Hebrew imprints of the XVIth century : law and economics, including the first and basic university charter : fine and early bindings : old science and medicine [other title:] Fine and rare books mainly of the XVth and XVIth centuries recently added to the stock of William H. Schab;(23.5 cm), (4) 111 (1) pp., illustrations. 194 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. ¶ Good, unmarked copy.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 22] Catalogue twenty-two presenting a distinguished collection of fine and rare books from a ducal library : incunabula and sixteenth century books printed in France, Germany, and Italy embellished with splendid woodcuts and including: the Dance of Death, Mainz, 1490; The Life of the Antichrist, Lyon, about 1520; Cessolis, The Game of Chess, Augsburg 1477; Ptolemy, Cosmographia, Ulm, 1482; Reichenthal, The Council of Constance, Augsburg, 1483; Dante, The Divine Comedy, Brescia, 1487; Tory, Champfleury, Paris 1529; Vesalius, Anatomy, Basle, 1543: first editions of early books on science : early books on law : magnificent woodcuts by Altdorfer, Cranach, Duerer, and others [cover title:] Four centuries of fine and rare books from a great ducal library;(23.5 cm), (6) 103 (1) pp., illustrations. 172 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. ¶ Good, unmarked copy.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 23] Catalogue twenty-three describing a newly acquired collection of fine and rare books : incunabula and sixteenth century woodcut books, Greek and Roman classics in first editions, Americana, illustrated books of the seventeenth century, early law-books, first editions of famous books on science and medicine, autographs [cover title:] Early printed books : history of science : early medicine : Americana - law : first editions;(24 cm), (4) 120 (4) pp., illustrations. 201 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. ¶ Good, unmarked copy.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 24] Humanism in first and early editions : Reformation : Renaissance bookillustration [sic] : early music : Aegidius, Aretino, Bembo, Leonardo Bruno, Calvin, Cardanus, Cellini, Coligny, Dolet, Ducerceau, Duerer, Erasmus, Gaguin, Hutten, Julius II, Luther, Murner, Palestrina, Pius II, Reuchlin [cover title:] First and early editions : fine illustrated books from the age of Humanism : the Classical and Mediaeval background : Renaissance bookillustration [sic] : early music;(24.5 cm), 94 pp., 4 leaves of plates (pls.I-VIII), text illustrations. 175 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. ¶ Wrappers not entirely fresh; pen trial in a margin.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 25] History of science & medicine : astronomy, mathematics, botany, natural sciences, occulta, early law, in first and early editions;(24.5 cm), 92 pp., 6 leaves of plates (pls.I-XII), text illustrations. 231 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. ¶ Wrappers not entirely fresh.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 26] A Choice collection of important engravings, etchings, and woodcuts by the Old Masters from the XVth to the XVIIth century in impressions of the highest quality. Drawings and watercolors by old and modern masters : including Master E.S.... Schongauer... Duerer... Mantegna... Master H.S.... Rembrandt... Drawings by Bonnard, Boucher, Callot, Fragonard, Matisse, Modigliani, Ostade, Saint-Aubin [cover title:] Graphic arts of five centuries. Prints and drawings;(29 cm), 161 (1) pp., folding plate (inserted after p.48), text illustrations. 168 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. ¶ Good, unmarked copy.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 27] A Choice collection of illuminated and literary manuscripts, from the 14th to the 16th centuries : Incunabula typographica : Fine illustrated books, from the 15th to the 18th centuries : Great French authors in first editions, Descartes, Molière, Montaigne, Pascal, Racine, and others : First editions of great books in the history of science and medicine : Fine color-plate books : Works on gardening and botany, with finely hand-coloured engravings and watercolors : Rara Americana, from the 16th to the 19th centuries : Typography and calligraphy : Autographs, of Brahms, Galilei, La Fontaine, Luther, and others : the astronomical papers, of Sir William, Caroline, and Sir John Herschel [other title:] Monuments of book illustration : early printing and manuscripts from the XVth to the XVIIIth centuries : world literature in original editions : geographical and scientific discoveries in first editions;(29 cm), 129 (1) pp., 51 leaves of plates (pls.1-103; pls.21-22 on same page), text illustrations. 185 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. - Includes "The Cancionero Castaneda: a fifteenth century manuscript of Spanish chivalric poetry", an introductory essay by Harry Goldfarb (pp.2-5; accompanies item 3). "The Herschel papers" are offered as item 185 ($10,000). ¶ Wrappers not entirely fresh.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 28] French and Italian XVIIIth century drawings and prints : Gillot, Watteau, The Bibienas, Challe, Hoin, Moreau, Saint-Aubin, Cochin, Delafosse, Fragonard, Descourtis, Dagoty, Marillier, Pillement, Redouté;(29 cm), 121 (1) pp., 3 folding colour plates (pls.I-III), text illustrations. 100 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. ¶ Good, unmarked copy.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 29] Old Master engravings, etchings, woodcuts : etchings, lithographs and aquatints by modern masters : drawings and watercolors by old and modern masters : including Duerer's Apocalypse and Great Passion, complete : Cranach's St Christopher, one of the first chiaroscuros : Meckenem, Three engravings of the Life of the Virgin : Piranesi's Carceri : Rembrandt's La Petite Tombe : Master lithographs by Bonnard, Chagall, Gauguin, Klee, Matisse, Picasso : Important drawings by Lancret and Rigaud : Watercolors and crayons by Ensor, Kollwitz, Signac and others [cover title:] Prints and drawings by old and modern masters, 1475-1958;(29 cm), 191 (1) pp., 1 colour plate (inserted after p.188), text illustrations. 215 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. ¶ Wrappers not entirely fresh.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 30] A Choice collection of illustrated and literary incunabula : Early editions of the Renaissance and Reformation by Alberti, Bude, Cervantes, Dante, Duerer, Erasmus, Holbein, Luther, Rabelais, and others : Important early Bible texts : First editions of classics in Science and Medicine by Bernouilli, Boyle, Descartes, Euler, Galilei, Goethe, Leibnitz, Roentgen, and others : Fine color-plate books of costumes and festivals : Works on gardening and botany with fine engravings and watercolors : rara Americana and voyages from the 16th to the 19th centuries : autograph manuscripts and letters of Gluck, Mendelssohn, Brahms, and others : early printed musical works by Clerambault, Palestrina, and others [cover title:] Early printed and illustrated books : first editions of literature, science, Americana, music;(29 cm), 192 pp., illustrations (pp.83, 147 colour). 215 items + 1 addendum; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. ¶ Good, unmarked copy.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 31] A fine collection of illuminated manuscripts including the Musgrave Hours : Illustrated and literary incunabula containing some outstanding Italian woodcut books : Sixteenth century printing and bookillustration [sic] of the Renaissance and Reformation : First editions of great literary figures : Montaigne, Molière, Lope de Vega : Illustrated books of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries : Festival books : History of science : First editions of Roger Bacon, Descartes, Kepler : Early medicine : Brunfels, Falloppio, Ficino [cover title:] Early printed and illustrated books, illuminated manuscripts;(29.5 cm), 154 pp., illustrations (some in colour). 146 items; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers. - Includes the Musgrave Hours illuminated by Simon Bening (ex-Dyson Perrins); and the 1476 Jenson Pliny, illuminated for the Serzelli family and in its original Venetian binding. ¶ Spine defective at foot.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 32] Engravings & drawings : woodcuts and lithographs : by old and modern masters : including five allegories by Pieter Bruegel : principal works of Duerer : ten superb etchings by Rembrandt : Goya's Caprichos and other fine etchings of the master : seventeenth & eighteenth century master drawings by Bibiena, Lanfranco, Lievens, del Mazo, and others : French graphic masterpieces by Braque, Degas, Gauguin, Manet, Matisse, Meryon, Picasso, Rouault, Renoir, Signac, Vuillard [cover title:] Engravings & drawings : woodcuts & lithographs : 1460-1960;(29.5 cm), 151 (1) pp., illustrations (some in colour). 148 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 33] A distinguished collection of Old Master engravings, drawings and woodcuts : Modern Master drawings and prints : including Albrecht Duerer, important engravings and woodcuts in impressions of the highest quality : Frans van Brugge "The Judgment of Solomon" : a great and unique 15th century Italian engraving : Lucas Cranach's powerful set "Christ and the Twelve Apostles" : Gabriel Salmon's "Labors of Hercules" in twelve woodcuts : engravings by Barthel Beham, Bellange, Leyden : very fine Italian 16th century engravings by Ghisi, Scultori and others : proof impressions by Goya : Piranesi's "Carceri" in brilliant impressions : English 18th century theater portraits : a great collection of Russian portraits : very important Old Master drawings by Giulio Clovio, Master of 1515, Master WA, Guercino, Domenichino : precious 18th century drawings by Boucher, Bibiena, Gillot, Greuze, Lancret, Hubert Robert, Tiepolo : modern drawings by Chasseriau, Klee, Matisse, Tchelitchew, Vuillard [cover title:] Master drawings & prints;(29.5 cm), 196 (2) pp., 2 folding colour plates (after pp.136, 140), text illustrations (some in colour). 193 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. ¶ Spine defective at foot.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 34] Four centuries of fine illustrated books : literature and science in first editions [other title:] Catalogue 34 of rare books and manuscripts : comprising splendid tournament manuscript from the court of Emperor Maximilian II : illustrated incunabula some of important literary texts, and in fine bindings : Greek and Roman classics first editions from Home to Tacitus : sixteenth century imprints richly illustrated and including major authors : Bohemica and Russica including the first Russian atlas : seventeenth and eighteenth century classics of literature and book illustration, architecture and festivals : history of science and medicine first editions of Galileo, Kepler, Tartaglia, Volta : botany and garden architecture including early herbals and color plate books;(29 cm), 170 pp., illustrations (some in colour). 150 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. - Includes a manuscript tournament book, c. 1560-1570, attributed to Jeremias Schemmel and its illustrations to the miniaturist Johannes Schreyer (item 1, $12,000); and the 1481 Landino Dante with three engravings (ex-Marquis Salsa-Malaspina, and John Ward, Viscount Dudley; item 8, no price). ¶ Good, unmarked copy.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 35] Three centuries of illustrated books : 1460-1760 : incunabula, renaissance texts : architecture : early science and medicine : Americana, botany: theatre & fêtes [other title:] Catalogue 35 : comprising two early manuscripts : over a dozen illustrated incunabula : very rare 16th century illustrated books and literary monuments : Renaissance and Baroque architecture : classics of science and medicine : Americana vetustissima : pioneers of botany and horticulture : a collection of Spanish calligraphy : Theatre : Festival books : Dance;(29 cm), 190 pp., illustrations (some in colour). 156 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. ¶ Spine defective at head & foot.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 36] A distinguished collection of important original etchings, engravings & woodcuts by great old masters : etchings, lithographs & woodcuts by modern masters : drawings by great old & modern masters... [cover title:] Fine prints and drawings by old and modern masters;(29 cm), 156 pp., illustrations. 151 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. ¶ Good, unmarked copy.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 37] Catalogue thirty-seven of rare books and manuscripts : including the Cronycke van Hollandt, 1517 : Dürer's "Little" woodcut Passion in book form and his three theoretical works in first editions : a virtually unique Book of Hours printed by Pigouchet in Paris, 1504 : Minato's Fuoco eterno with Burnacini's famous illustrations, 1674 : the Lambert-Deschamps copy of Bellin's monumental marine atlas in five morocco bindings, 1764 : rare first editions of Albert Einstein's relativity theories, 1905-1932 : a matched set of Lesson's tropical bird books with the colour etchings by Jean Gabriel Prêtre, 1834-35 : the Comtesse de Genlis' manuscript notebook with 50 botanical watercolours, 1795-1802 : a superb album of English garden landscapes painted by Lewis Kennedy, 1815 : the great English Herbals of Gerarde, 1597, and Parkinson, 1629 : the monumental Russian flora described and illustrated by Peter Pallas, 1784-88 : first editions of famous scores by Corelli and Palestrina [other title:] Book illustration & literature in the XVth to XIXth centuries : Americana architecture : science & medicine : botany & natural history : early music;(29.5 cm), 144 pp., illustrations. 134 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. ¶ The catalogue was perfect-bound and the first few leaves have begun to loosen.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 38] Six centuries of graphic arts : prints & drawings by great masters [other title continues:] ...including Altdorfer: complete set of 40 Bible woodcuts : Jacopo de Barbari: Judith : Jacques Bellange: Virgin and Child : Pieter Bruegel the Elder: eight engravings in magnificent impressions : Jacques Callot: 143 etchings in first states : chiaroscuros by Andreani, Ugo da Carpi, Coriolano, Goltzius : Lucas Cranach the Elder: Tournament : Lucas Cranach the Younger: Ringerkunst : Albrecht Dürer: Three Madonnas in magnificent impressions : Dürer's small woodcut Passion, 1511, comprising 37 woodcuts : Rembrandt: six important etchings : Tiepolo: collection of original etchings : Flemish and German 15th century drawings : French drawings of the 18th century by Moreau Le Jeune : François Vincent: Portrait of Marie Antoinette : Peter Oliver: 25 English portraits in silver point : Velasquez: self-portrait in pencil : lithographs by Cezanne, Chagall, Delacroix, Matisse, Picasso, Signac : two drawings by Matisse;(29.5 cm), 200 pp., illustrations. 2080 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. - Includes (item 121, $25,000) an album containing 194 etchings by the Tiepolo family, published 1770-1776, bound in quarter vellum. ¶ Leonard Baskin's copy, with some marks and annotations in red ink (item 6 "actually dull & poor", item 22 "really!", item 75, item 81 "missing? why not mentioned", item 118 "1-6 missing this set consists of 12 plates!", item 162 "attrib. most unlikely", item 169) and his accounting of prices on last page.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 39] Early illustrated & scientific books [other title:] Catalogue Thirty-nine : comprising manuscripts of the medieval and Renaissance periods : Incunabula of important Latin and vernacular texts : first editions of Greek and Roman authors, as well as those of Renaissance humanists : outstanding 16th century illustrated books, including Pacioli's De Divina proportione, 1509, and Leo's De Nola, one of the earliest engraved books of Italy : eighteenth century views of Venice by the famous etchers Luca Carlevarijs and Michele Marieschi, of the Belvedere Palace in Vienna by Salomon Kleiner : the Tasso illustrated by Piazetta [sic], and that decorated by Gravelot : splendid festival books of the 16th to 18th centuries and great texts of Renaissance and Baroque architecture : early Americana, cartography and voyages, including the great de Wit atlas of 1670-80 : classics in the history of science, natural and exact : contributions to medical science and physical education : landmarks in the history of botany, including a newly discovered and superb collection of watercolors by Empress Marie Louise;(29.5 cm), 128 pp., 36 leaves of plates (pls.I-LXX, LXXII; LXXI passed over; some in colour), illustrations. 164 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. - Includes (item 34) a binding with the arms of François I (on a Venetian Caesar, 1517; and two other works); and (item 49) a binding for Jacopo Ruiz (on Ruscelli, Le imprese illustri, 1584). ¶ Spine defective at foot.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 40] Prints & drawings by great masters [other title:] Catalogue 40 : Prints & drawings by the great masters of the 15th to 20th centuries from private collections in impressions of the highest quality... including a unique 15th century block book series : the famous view of Venice by Jacopo de Barbari : the complete set of Derschau woodcuts : Bellange: Virgin & Child : Hieronymus Bosch: three rare engravings and 10 superb Bruegel engravings : Chardin: Le Jeu de l'Oye, before all letters : Dürer: Adam & Eve, St. Eustace, Knight, Death & Devil, all three in magnificent impressions, the complete small woodcut Passion, and 12 others : Van Dyck: self-portrait in the first state : A collection of Dutch 15th century prints : A unique Italian 15th century engravings "Calvary" : Zasinger's Tournament at Munich : Rembrandt: self-portrait with Saskia, the first state of Jan Lutma on vellum, the Great Jewish Bride, and others : Prince Rupert von der Pfalz: The Standard Bearer : Old Master drawings... : Modern master drawings and prints...;(29 cm), 196 pp., 2 folding plates (after pp.10, 124), text illustrations (some in colour). 197 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. - Loosely inserted (as in the copy in the National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum) is description (by Max Lehrs, in German) of a 16th century Netherlandish manuscript Gebetbuch illustrated with wood- and metalcuts ("Anonyme niederländische Kupferstiche des XV. und frühen XVI. Jahrhunderts", paginated 8-15). ¶ Good, unmarked copy.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 41] Great books of art, science & music : Renaissance to modern times : early literary & illustrated editions [other title:] Catalogue forty-one : comprising an illuminated Psalter, of Trier, ca. 1250 : Incunabula of the Florentine Renaissance : Greek and Roman classics, Luther and Melanchthon : the Czech Bible of Benátkách, 1506 : the Triumph of Maximilian with 135 woodcuts by Burgkmair, and others : a superb copy of the Theuerdank, 1517 : Venetian eighteenth century books : the rarissime de Jode atlas of 1593-1613 and Coronelli's Isolario of 1696-97 : landmarks in the history of science & medicine, including Doppelmaiers's Atlas coelestis and the letters of Leeuwenhoek and Semmelweis : one hundred exquisite flower watercolors by the Countess of Ashburnham : first editions of music by Corelli, Lully, Schubert and Wagner;(29.5 cm), 120 pp., 26 leaves of plates (pls.I-LII; some in colour), text illustrations. 164 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. ¶ Good, unmarked copy.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 42] Great Old Master prints & drawings 1500-1800 from distinguished collections [other title:] Catalogue forty-two : old master prints & drawings of the 16th to 18th centuries from distinguished collections... : including Albrecht Dürer's woodcut Passion in 37 magnificent proof impressions : nine extremely rare proof impressions of Dürer's scenes from the Life of Christ : Giacomo Francia's engraving of the Holy Family : Robetta's Adoration of the Magi and Allegory of Love : Rembrandt: a group of etchings in brilliant early impressions : fine German 16th century prints by Aldegrever, Altdorfer, Beham, Lautensack : a group of Goltzius' chiaroscuros and engravings : Canaletto's views of Venice, four first state impressions : old master drawings... : a superb Old Testament sketch by Rembrandt : four watercolour sketches for the ceiling of Sant' Agnese in Rome by Giovanni Battista Gaulli called Baciccio : major drawings and watercolors by Debucourt, Largilliere, Lancret, Pillement, Poussin, Saint-Aubin, Watteau : Italian 18th century drawings by Bibiena, Marco Ricci, Tiepolo;(29 cm), 152 pp., illustrations (some in colour). 172 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. ¶ Good, unmarked copy.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 43] Modern masters : original graphics... : fine drawings & watercolors... [cover title:] Modern master prints & drawings;(29 cm), 76 pp., illustrations (some in colour). 105 items; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers. ¶ Small stain on upper cover, and in lower margin of 3 leaves; adhesive label imperfectly removed cover, pencil inscription.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 44] Early texts and illustrated books : arts and sciences of six centuries [other title:] Catalogue forty-four : comprising an Ars moriendi of 1498 : the first edition of Homer bound in the workshop of Roger Paine : the Grandes Heures de Vérard, Paris 1488-90 : the Geneva Bible of 1599 in a royal embroidered binding : early Hebrew imprints from the presses of Daniel Bomberg and others : fête books and other fine illustrated works of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries : important architectural works of the Italian and French Renaissance : early atlases of America and Russia : classics in the history of science and medicine : fine and early illustrated botanical books;(29.5 cm), 148 pp., 34 leaves of plates (pls.1-68; some in colour), text illustrations. 241 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. ¶ Spine sunned.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 45] Great master drawings & prints from the 15th to 20th centuries... : including a great allegorical composition designed by Hieronymus Bosch : a fine series of landscape engravings and parables by Bruegel : Callot's Temptation of St. Anthony and one of his etchings printed on silk : two "master engravings" by Dürer and his entire woodcut Apocalypse of 1511 : Goya's Caprichos in the splendid first edition of 1799 : an unusual group of superb engravings by Lucas van Leyden : a famous Mantegna composition, the Calumny of Apelles, engraved by Girolamo Mocetto : six superb etchings by Rembrandt : the famous Madonna with the Apple by Schongauer : old master drawings... : by Jacopo Bassano, Boucher, Guercino, Ottavio Leoni, Ostade, Pillement, Saint-Aubin, Giov. Dom. Tiepolo, Esaias Van de Velde : modern master drawings & prints... : by Bonnard, Braque, Cezanne, Delacroix, Gauguin, Kokoschka, Kollwitz, Munch, Picasso, Pissarro, Redon, Renoir, Rodin, Toulouse-Lautrec, and others;(29 cm), 204 pp., illustrations (some in colour). 204 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. ¶ Good, unmarked copy.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 46] Precious books and manuscripts from Aristotle to Freud [cover title:] Art, science, literature : Incunabula, Renaissance texts : architecture : early science and medicine : Americana, botany : theatre & fêtes;(29 cm), 116 pp., 34 leaves of plates (pls.1-68; some in colour), text illustrations.158 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. - Includes (item 1, $7500) a manuscript of Aristotle and Leonardo Bruni, illuminated at Naples by Gabriel Altadellus; and (item 131) a collection of folio theatre broadsides (see now Lowell Lindgren & Carl B. Schmidt, "A Collection of 137 broadsides concerning theatre in late seventeenth-century Italy: an annotated catalogue" in Harvard Library Bulletin, volume 28, 1980, pp.185-233). ¶ Spine sunned.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 47] Monuments of book illustration : five centuries of art, literature & science [other title:] Catalogue forty-seven : comprising an early 15th century manuscript of Jacopone da Todi's Laude : an Ars moriendi of 1498 : the Revelationes of St. Bridget, 1500, from Albrecht Dürer's workshop : the Sermons of Bernard of Clairvaux, Zwolle 1495 : the Exposition of Aristotle's Physics by Walter Burley : the first Venetian illustrated Dante, 1491 : other incunabula of the Italian Renaissance : very rare 16th century illustrated books and literary monuments, including a superb copy of the Theuerdank, 1517, and Pinder's Speculum Passionis, 1507 : fête books and other fine illustrated works of the 17th & 18th centuries : important architectural works of the French & Italian Renaissance : landmarks in the history of science & medicine, including the Vesalius of 1543 and the anatomical atlas of Gautier-Dagoty : fine and early illustrated botanical books : early printed music, including the first Spanish lute book by Luis Milan, 1535-36;(29.5 cm), 130 pp., 31 leaves of plates (pls.3-64; pls.1-2 included in pagination; some in colour), text illustrations. 174 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. ¶ Good, unmarked copy.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 48] Master drawings & prints 1500-1960 [other title continues:] old master drawings & woodcuts... : including major landscapes designed by Pieter Bruegel the elder : Dürer's engraved Passion and the woodcut Apocalypse series : an early engraved oeuvre of Hogarth : Holbein's woodcut portrait of Erasmus : a group of major etchings by Rembrandt : three brilliant etchings by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo : old master drawings... : by the 16th century Venetian painters Veronese, Bassano, Campagnola, Farinato : by Italian Baroque artists such as Bibiena, Fontebasso, Guardi, Guercino, Solimena : by French 18th century draughtsmen such as Louis Aubert, Lancret, Pajou, Gabiel and Augustin de Saint-Aubin, a sketchbook by François Vincent : modern master drawings & prints... : Bonnard's Arch of Triumph : rare and early lithograph sets of Gericault : early etchings of Goya : rare and important lithographs of Pissarro and Redon : a group of superb Toulouse-Lautrec prints including his Café-Concert set : a landscape drawing by Troyon : a signed colour proof of Vuillard's Deux Belles-Soeurs, and others;(29.5 cm), 220 pp., folding plate (inserted after p.148), text illustrations (some in colour). 218 items; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers. ¶ Leonard Baskin's copy, numbered by him "48" in ink on spine.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 49] One hundred rare books : early texts, illustrated books and arts and sciences of five centuries [other title:] Monuments of literature of the 15th to the 17th centuries, including : Boccaccio's Ameto, 1478: Dante's De la volgare eloquenzia, 1529 : early Spanish Romances, 1550 : Molière's Les Femmes Sçavantes, 1673 : Racine's Esther, 1689 : fine illustrated books, including : the Schatzbehalter, Nürnberg 1491 : Meissonnier's ornament etchings, 1723-25 : Turgot's plan of Paris, 1739 : Piazzetta's Book of Hours, 1740 : The Vitruv [sic] illustrated by Jean Goujon, 1547 : Fragonard's Figures des Contes de La Fontaine, 1795 : a collection of festival books beginning with Rüxner's Tournament, 1530 : Americana, history of science, medicine and botany, including François de Suffren's Recueil des Plantes, 1782-99, with over 500 original watercolors;(29 cm), 72 pp., 20 leaves of plates (pls.1-40; some in colour), text illustrations. 100 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. ¶ Short tear in wrapper.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 50] Fine and rare drawings, engravings, etchings and woodcuts of the 15th to 20th centuries from distinguished collections : old master prints including Bellange's Virgin and Child with a Cat : Bruegel's Resurrection : Dürer's Nativity, Sudarium, and several fine woodcuts : Fragonard's illustrations for La Fontaine : a unique early Italian woodcut : Meissonnier's Oeuvre : the first edition of Antichita Romane by Piranesi : brilliant etchings by Gabriel and Augustin de Saint-Aubin : Schongauer's Christ before Annas : four etchings by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo : Van Dyck's portrait of Jan Snellinx : old master drawings... : by the 16th century Italian painters Cambiaso, Campagnola, Tempesta, Veronese : by Italian Baroque artists such as Giani, Guercino, Il Volterrano : by French and Italian 18th century draughtsmen such as Cochin, Le Prince, Natoire, Vincenzo dal Re, Tiepolo : a magnificent drawing by Rembrandt : modern master drawings and prints... : eight color lithographs by Bonnard and Vuillard : major prints by Braque, Chagall, Dubuffet, Dufy, Picasso : rare early lithograph sets of Gericault : important drawings by Kollwitz, Redon, Steinlen and Signac;(29.5 cm), 128 pp., folding colour plate (inserted after p.64), text illustrations (some in colour). 128 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. ¶ Wrapper worn across spine; stain on upper wrapper.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 51] From Petrarch to Einstein : illuminated manuscripts : incunabula : Americana : first editions of classical, renaissance, and baroque literature: monuments of book illustration from the 15th to the 18th centuries : landmarks in the history of science and medicine : early sources of music, theater, and dance;(29 cm), 78 pp., 23 leaves of plates (pls.I-XLV, some in colour), text illustrations. 115 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. ¶ Leonard Baskin's copy, inscribed on cover "25 Jan 1972 Lenny", with his annotations (indicating items already in his collection).[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 52] Master prints & drawings 15th to 20th centuries [other title:] Master prints & drawings from the fifteenth to the twentieth centuries : old master engravings & woodcuts... : including early Netherlandish woodcuts and engravings of the 15th century : a group of engravings by Sanders Alexander van Bruessele : important woodcuts and engravings by Albrecht Dürer : fine engravings by Lucas van Leyden : Matteo Pagani's "Inaugural procession for Francesco Donato", 1545, in large woodcuts : five beautiful etchings by Rembrandt van Rijn : the Wedding Dance in twenty woodcuts by Hans Schäufelein : old master drawings... : major drawings by Flemish, French, Italian and Dutch artists : Baudouin, Bibiena, Cochin, Dumonstier, Sir Anthony Van Dyck, Govaert Flinck, Ingres, Pajou and Hubert Robert : modern master prints... : notable graphics by Degas, Gauguin, Manet, Pissarro, Redon and Rouault : a group of fine modern illustrated books including examples by Georges Braque, Chagall and Matisse;(29.5 cm), 137 (1) pp., illustrations (some in colour). 120 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. ¶ Short tear in wrapper.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 53] Graphics by old and modern masters: 15th through 20th centuries [other title:] Old Master drawings XVth to XVIIIth centuries [cover title:] Master drawings and prints [spine title:] Drawings and graphics;Three parts (29 cm), I (Drawings) 12 (2) pp. 30 plates (pls.I-XXVI; pls.IX, XII, XIII, XX have bis plates; some in colour). 26 items; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers. II (Prints): 107 (1) pp., illustrations (some in colour). 88 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. The two parts enclosed in the publisher's pictorial card portfolio. ¶ Wrappers not entirely fresh.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 54] Master prints & drawings from the fifteenth to the twentieth centuries old master drawings... including a "modello" by Barocci, a sketchbook by Pietro da Cortona, landscapes by Guercino, Grimaldi, Fragonard, Valenciennes, and a sketchbook of François Vincent : old master prints... : including examples by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Hans Burgkmair, Jacques Callot, Canaletto, Dürer, Claude Lorrain, Lucas van Leyden, Piranesi, Raimondi, Rembrandt, Guido Reni, and a set of eighty color mezzotints by Father and Son Rugendas : modern prints and drawings ... Daubigny, Géricault, Klimt, Kollwitz, Edouard Manet, Pissarro, Redon, and Toulouse-Lautrec;(29.5 cm), 139 (1) pp., folding plate (inserted after p.92), text illustrations (some in colour). 83 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. ¶ Good, unmarked copy.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 55] Master drawings and prints : from the Italian Renaissance and Baroque and from Northern Schools : Barocci, Carracci, Correggio, Gandolfi, Leoni, Palma, Guido Reni, Titian, Cranach, Duerer, Lucas Van Leyden, Master E.S. : choice etchings from a great Rembrandt collection [cover title:] Master drawings and prints from European private collections;(29.5 cm), 188 (4) pp., illustrations (some in colour). 133 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. ¶ Good, unmarked copy.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 56] Graphic arts of five centuries : drawings, engravings, etchings : woodcuts and lithographs : by old and modern masters... formerly in the Imperial Russian collection at the Hermitage, in the collection of the Dukes of Sachsen-Teschen, Vienna, and in other distinguished European collections;(29.5 cm), 118 (2) pp., illustrations (some in colour). 69 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. ¶ Adhesive label on cover: "Catalogue available at $5.50"; and annotation "Gallery copy do not remove"[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 57] Master prints and drawings from the XVth to the early XXth centuries : from leading American and European private collections [spine title:] Master drawings and prints;(29.5 cm), 86 (2) pp., illustrations (some in colour). 61 items. Price list inserted. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. ¶ Good, unmarked copy.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 58] From Callot to Piranesi : French and Italian prints and drawings from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries [other title:] From Callot to Piranesi : French & Italian 17th & 18th century prints and drawings;(29.5 cm), 88 pp., illustrations. 94 items. Price list inserted. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. ¶ Good copy,[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 59] Theater and festival etchings and master prints and drawings : from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century;(28 cm), 100 pp., folding plate (inserted after p.84), illustrations (some in colour). 96 items. Price list inserted. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. - Loosely inserted is a "Supplement to the exhibition catalogue (no. 59) Festivals Theater Opera: Leon Bakst (1866-1924)" (21.5 cm, [8] pp., 17 items, self-wrapper). ¶ Inscription on cover.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 60] Master prints and drawings from the fifteenth to twentieth century;(28 cm), 80 pp., illustrations (some in colour). 63 items; priced. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. ¶ Good, unmarked copy.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 61] From Duerer to Picasso: Five Centuries of Master Prints and Drawings [other title:] Fortieth anniversary catalogue;(28 cm), 100 pp., illustrations (some in colour). 98 items. Price list inserted. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. ¶ Fore-edge of price list abraded.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 62] Old and modern master prints and drawings from the fifteenth to the twentieth century;(28 cm), 104 pp., 2 folding plates (inserted after pp.22, 94), illustrations (some in colour). 74 items. Price list inserted. Publisher's printed wrappers. ¶ Fore-edge of price list abraded.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 63] Master prints and drawings of five centuries : pen drawings by Luca Cambiaso and Giulio Parigi : color crayons, gouaches, and pencil drawings by Carletto Caliari, Carmontelle, Lépicié, Gaspar Vanvitelli, Edgar Degas : engravings and woodcuts by Duerer and his circle : Italian and French Renaissance prints from the circle of Michelangelo, Raphael, and the School of Fontainebleau;(28 cm), 104 pp., folding plate (inserted after p.80), illustrations (some in colour). 80 items. Price list inserted. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. ¶ Spot on cover; ink annotation on title-page, and p.79[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 64] Master prints and drawings of five centuries : including sketchbooks by Pietro da Cortona and Giulio Parigi : Northern and Italian Renaissance engravings and etchings : modern graphics by Chagall, Kandinsky, Nolde, Redon, et. al;(28 cm), 88 pp., illustrations (some in colour). 57 items. Price list inserted. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. ¶ Good, unmarked copy.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 66] Early architecture, etchings and woodcut illustrations from the 15th to the 18th century : Dante, Dürer, Serlio, Watteau, Piranesi, Hogarth, Goya : festivals;(28 cm), 60 pp., illustrations. 51 items. Price list inserted. Publisher's printed wrappers. ¶ Good, unmarked copy.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 67] Master prints & drawings of five centuries : architectural sketches by de' Rossi, Baccio del Bianco, Watteau, Hubert Robert : figure sketches by Boucher, Delacroix, Degas : etchings and engravings by Altdorfer, Dürer, Goltzius, Callot, Tiepolo, Goya : modern master prints by Corot, Manet, Redon, Kandinsky, Nolde, Schiele, Chagall, Villon;(28 cm), 96 pp., illustrations (some in colour). 93 items. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. - Inserted bifolium, with illustrations for items 3 and 15; these "did not print properly in the catalogue and are furnished here in more faithful reproductions". ¶ Lacking price list.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 68] Master prints and drawings of five centuries : including important landscape drawings by Clerisseau, Pillement, Harpignies, and Mauve : figurative drawings by Cambiaso, Caliari, Seurat, and Kirchner : etchings, engravings and woodcuts by Dürer, Burgkmair, Goltzius, Rembrandt, Piranesi and Goya : a group of prints about printmaking by Stradanus, Bosse, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Landeck : and modern master prints by Braque, Villon, Kollwitz;(28 cm), 103 (1) pp., illustrations (some in colour). 73 items. Price list inserted. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. ¶ Good, unmarked copy.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 69] From Michelangelo to Rosso : engravings and chiaroscuro woodcuts of the sixteenth century illustrating Mannerism in Italy : and the School of Fontainebleau : loan exhibition from a private collection : January-March 1986;(29.5 cm), 104 pp., illustrations. 84 items. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. - Catalogue edited by Frederick G. Schab; introduction by Konrad Oberhuber. ¶ Good, unmarked copy.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 70] Master prints & drawings of five centuries : including major drawings by Tintoretto, Tiepolo, French and German artists, also with a volume of drawings and calligraphy by Valerio Spada : old master prints by Dürer, Ghisi, Rembrandt, Ribera, Goya, Schiavone, Piranesi : modern European and American prints by Odilon Redon, Edward Hopper, Lozowick;(29.5 cm), 96 pp., illustrations (some in colour). 75 items. Price list inserted. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. - The Valerio Spada manuscript "Regolo dello scrivere" is dated 1653 (ex-Ginori-Conti collection; published by Phyllis Dearborn Massar, in Master Drawings, volume 19, 1981, pp.271-275 pls.14b, 15a-b, 16). ¶ Good copy.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 71] Important old master drawings & two paintings : principally from a renowned Swiss private collection;Two volumes (28.5 cm), I (Text): 16 pp. Printed wrappers. II (Plates): 29 leaves of plates, some in colour (pls.1-33; 9 & 12, 26 & 27on single leaves). 33 items. Price list inserted. Printed sheet "Addendum to catalogue entry #4" inserted. Printed wrappers. The two parts enclosed in a printed portfolio. ¶ Portfolio cracking along folds, worn. No plates 14-15 (issued?).[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 72] Master drawings, prints & books : including drawings by Polidoro da Caravaggio, Farinati, Palma Giovane, Giordano, de Boullogne, Parrocel, Carmontelle, Tiepolo, Gandolfi, Bonnard : prints by Duerer, Beham, Andreani, Tiepolo, Piranesi, Goya, Redon, Ensor, Vuillard, Heckel, Pechstein : early printed and modern illustrated books;(28 cm), 80 pp., illustrations. 55 items. Price list inserted. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. ¶ Good copy.[Stock catalogues, hors série] Pastel and gouache drawings of the eighteenth century from French collections : thirtieth anniversary exhibition : October 17-November 15, 1969;(28 cm), [48] pp., illustrations (some in colour). 32 items. Price list inserted. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. ¶ Good copy.[Stock catalogues, hors série] A Collection of fifty master drawings from the fifteenth to twentieth centuries : a critical catalogue augmented with related documents and bibliography from European archives [other title:] Fifty master drawings.;(23 × 28.5 cm), 88 pp., 5 folding plates (inserted after pp.10, 48, 50, 56, 88), illustration (some in colour). 50 items. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. ¶ Lacking price list.[Stock catalogues, hors série] Italian treasures from Columbia University : an exhibition celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Casa Italiana, September 12-October 3, 1977;(29.5 cm), 40 pp., 8 leaves of plates, illustrations. 87 entries. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. ¶ Lower 2 inches of pp.17-18 cut away.

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        Tropic Of Capricorn

      Paris: Obelisk Press(1939). Published (and printed) by the Obelisk Press in Paris in 1939. Price 60FRS printed to spine and to the lower part of the original wrappers/dustj acket front flap - in both places it has been partially marked through with a black marker by the publisher but no other price has been marked in or on the book. Noted on the copyright page as First Published February 1939, it has the called-for yellow errata sheet bound in before the title page, and the original 60FRS price, so all points are present for the 1st issue of the First Edition. The dustjacket is bound to the book at the spine with no underlying mull (the cloth normally between the text block and the spine cloth or paper wraps). This book just has the gatherings sewn together under the dustjacket/wrappe r paper so the edges of the gatherings make the spine dustjacket surface ripple vertically when it is handled at all (all these Miller Obelisk books 'are' fragile). So there are the gatherings' vertical ridges on the spine, some light edgewear and some folding under of edges to the dustjacket all around since it is a bit taller than the text block, and some shallow edge chipping to the upper spine edge. The white portions of the dustjacket (front borders, spine and back panel) have tanned somewhat with age. But the book is clean, straight, complete, no handwriting or markings (other than Obelisk marking through the price twice on the dustjacket). Read, but carefully. We've cut a stiff clear removable mylar cover for the book to protect the edges in future and keep condition as it is now. Printed in Paris, of course, since Mr. Miller's books were banned in the U.S. till 1961.; 7-9/16" x 5-1/2"; 367 pages, 20, 13, 14, F/VG+

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        THE GRAPES OF WRATH [Signed]

      New York: Viking Press, 1939. First Edition. The Joads are a poor family of tenant farmers driven from their Oklahoma home by drought, economic hardship, farm industry changes and bank foreclosures. They set out for California, along with thousands of other "Okies", seeking jobs, land, dignity, and a future. Winner of the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize for fiction, this work was cited prominently when Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1962. A celebrated Hollywood film version, starring Henry Fonda and directed by John Ford, was released in 1940. Signed by the author "To Florence Means, John Steinbeck" on the front free end paper. Hardcover with dust jacket, 619 pages. Octavo; VG-/G+ Jacket; Tan cloth boards with tan jacket spine, black lettering; Dust jacket is age-toned, worn, with some tears along the edges (some repaired with tape); Jacket is unclipped, with "First Edition" on lower front flap and original price of 2.75 on upper edge of front flap (original price is visible, but worn); True first with "first published April 1939" on copyright page; Boards have typical edge wear and slight bumping to the corners, a few spots on front board and toning to spine; Text block is clean but age toned; Book has been SIGNED "To Florence Means, John Steinbeck" on the front free end paper; 619 pages. Shelved in case 2. Dupont.

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        Grapes of Wrath

      Viking Press, New york 1939 - Viking Press, New York. First edition. First printing. Hardcover. Original tan cloth cover. Fine condition. No dust jacket. No markings on pages. No wear on cover. No bents on cover. 473 pgs. You pick up this book and wonder if anyone ever used it before. Slight coloring from shelf use. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

      London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1939. A very bright copy of Eliot's playful little collection of feline poetry. Book is Fine, bright, clean and unmarked. In a Near Fine, price-clipped dust jacket that is a bit toned along the spine and with a touch of wear at the spine ends. Nonetheless, a copy that is well above average and becoming scarce in this condition. Eliot's book of children's poems, published in 1939. Eliot had been a lover of cats throughout his entire life, and although the book was originally meant to include dogs as well, Eliot decided it would be "impolite" to wrap them together. Appropriately enough, Eliot had imagined setting many of the poems to music -- which isn't surprising since the work would inspire the immensely successful Broadway musical, Cats. In fact, Eliot would win a posthumous Tony award for the production, one of numerous Tonys that Cats would receive, including Best Musical. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket.

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        COLLECTED POEMS OF ROBERT FROST with AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT POEM

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

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        Step by Step 1936–1939.

      London: Thornton Butterworth Ltd., 1939 - Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, titles to spine with lion centre tools in compartments gilt, raised bands, signature block to front board gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, burgundy endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. Full-page map of China to the text, folding map of Europe at the rear. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed in the month of publication on the front free endpaper: "To Percy Davies from Winston S. Churchill, June 1939". Major Percy Davies (1892-1946) was editor of the News of the World, Churchill having contributed articles to the newspaper during the 1930s. In 1938, when Churchill was asking questions of Britain's readiness for war, "many people took it for granted that Britain was already strong, and even the News of the World, which had on May 1 published Churchill's major warning, began to assure readers that all was well. On June 5 Churchill was 'astonished' to read an article on these lines, writing in a 'private & secret' letter to Major Percy Davies: 'There is at the present time an almost total absence of defence, apart from the RAF, for our cities and vulnerable points " (Martin Gilbert, Winston S. Churchill, Volume V, p. 944). Davies had served as a major commanding 12 Corps Cyclist Battalion in Italy and France, 1916-18 and had been captured by the Germans on the western front in April 1918. Step by Step gathers together Churchill's weekly commentaries, originally published in the Evening Standard and syndicated throughout Europe, arguing against appeasement. The book was described on the jacket blurb as "this luminous survey of our own amazing and perilous times." On receiving his copy from Churchill, Clement Attlee wrote; "It must be a melancholy satisfaction to you to see how right you were." Cohen A111.1.a; Woods A45 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Collectie van 83 brieven, 164 bladen kopij en 25 bladen diversen (drukproeven, prospectussen) met betrekking tot het Nederlands-Vlaamse literaire tijdschrift Werk. 1938-1939.

      De collectie omvat - onder heel veel meer! - een verhaal van Gerard den Brabander, vijf hoogst interessante brieven van C.C.S. Crone, een brief van Jan de Hartog, drie poëticale brieven en tientallen gedichten van Louis Lehmann, een briefkaart van H. Marsman, een humoristische brief van N.E.M. Pareau, (doorslagen van) brieven van de redacteuren Hoornik en Van der Veen, en natuurlijk inzendingen van debutanten en schrijvers die de kolommen van Werk nooit hebben gehaald. De bijna 300 handgeschreven of getypte bladen van meer dan 45 auteurs en andere betrokkenen zijn niet eerder bestudeerd. Een zeer uitgebreide beschrijving/ inventaris (11 pagina's) is op aanvraag beschikbaar.l Het literaire tijdschrift Werk verscheen precies een jaar, van januari 1939 tot december 1939. De redactie bestond uit de Nederlanders Ed. Hoornik en Adriaan van der Veen en de Vlamingen Johan Daisne en Jan Schepens. Het zenuwcentrum was de Brusselse woning van redactiesecretaris Van der Veen, die op dat moment secretaris van Jan Greshoff was en redacteur van het Hollands Weekblad.Het hier aangeboden archief beschrijft van zeer nabij het reilen en zeilen van het veelbelovende jongerentijdschrift: van de oprichting - het contact tussen uitgever en redactie, het benaderen van schrijvers, het beoordelen van bijdragen, de redactionele strubbelingen, roddels en stellingnames - tot de opheffing.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas Holthuis]
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        Unknown Pulp Magazine - Complete set + extras

      Street and Smith 1939 - Complete set of all issues. 45 Issues + 1 annual. Also included are the 1952 UK hardback version of the annual and the 1991 Starmont House Annotated Guide to Unknown. Overall a Fine set, conditions noted below. Fine issues have tight straight spines, off white or better pages, and bold colors. They also may have distributor pencil marks on covers, tiny spine end chips, and penciled "letter grades" on title pages. 1939 - 10 issues all Fine 1940 - 12 issues all Fine except: May (VG with small tears), June (VG with some damage to back cover), July and September have small abrasions, and November (VG with small pieces of tape at spine ends) 1941 - 6 issues all Fine except April (VG with writing on cover and flaking along spine) 1942 - 6 issues all Fine 1943 - 5 issues all Fine except June - VG 1948 annual - Fair, nice interior, but covers damaged and 1st page has a dampstain. Hardback annual VG with Good jacket 1991 Starmont Guide - Fine [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Big Sleep (First Edition)

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1939 - First Edition. An attractive, unrestored example of the author's first book, a cornerstone of noir detective fiction, and basis for the Howard Hawks film noir, starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Jacket is uniformly toned, but quite nice, with a couple of corner nicks and a few small closed tears. In a custom quarter-leather slipcase and chemise. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Big Sleep

      London: Hamish Hamilton, 1939.. FIRST UK EDITION. Octavo, pp.302. Publisher's black cloth with red titles and trim. Edges a little toned, joints a touch rubbed. A clean, near fine example. The author's first book, introducing Philip Marlowe; cool, sharp, handsome - and bitterly alone. A Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. Chandler's writing was certainly an influence on Ian Fleming, and the two authors later became friends and correspondents. In a nod to his hero Fleming mentions Raymond Chandler in the novel 'Goldfinger', and inscribed a copy to him (sold in 2011).

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        THE FOURTH WHITE HOUSE CHRISTMAS BOOK. PROCEEDINGS AT THE CEREMONY IN COMMEMORATION OF THE ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE FIRST CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES UNDER THE CONSTITUTION AT A JOINT SESSION OF THE CONGRESS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES MARCH FOURTH NINETEEN THIRTY-NINE. 76th Congress, 1st Session. House Document No. 212. Inscribed to FDR, Jr.

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

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Journal für Landwirtschaft. Der ganzen Reihe 2. - 86. Jahrgang (ohne die Jahrgänge 1, 17 und 63)

      anfangs Capaun-Karlowa'sche Buchhandlung, Celle, dann Dieterichsche Buchhandlung, Göttingen, später Paul Parey, Berlin 1854 -1939. - 200 - 800 S. je Band mit Abbildungen und Tafeln, Enthalten auch 2 Supplementbände von 1857 + 1861. Angebunden in den ersten Bänden ist auch das "Landwirtschaftliche Centralblatt für das Königreich Hannover"; in späteren Bänden dann teilweise der "Bericht über die Untersuchungen und Erfahrungen auf dem Gebiet der Pflanzen- und Thierproduktion". Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 50 unterschiedliche Einbände (zunächst Pappbände, dann Karton- und Halbleinenbände) mit Rückentitel auf Papier-Rückenschild, Bibliotheks-Exemplar mit 2 kleinen Papier-Rückenschildern, Stempel auf Titel, Einbände teils bestoßen, Rücken teils beschädigt, Papier bei einigen Bänden leicht gebräunt, die Falttafeln gelegentlich mit kleinen Einrissen in der Falz, an 1 Band fehlt der Vorderdeckel, ein Band ohne Titelblatt, ordentliches Exemplar,

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        Arts et métiers graphiques No.68, 1939, with linocut by Matisse.

      Revue Arts et métiers graphiques #68. Paris, 15 Mai 1939. European magazine devoted to the graphic art and printmakers, with a linocut by Matisse, a woodcut double-page foldout of Lespinasse Féquet printed on white offset paper, a full page reproducing the decorative wrapping for a perfume box printed in metallic paper. Text are printed in different papers and colors, and includes Federico Garcia Lorca "Lettre a Bergamin" and "Romance de la lune, lune", in Spanish with French translation, and other articles. In very good condition, with a bump on the top right corner that runs through all book.

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        An Autobiography

      Victor Gollancz Limited, London 1939 - First English edition. Publisher's archive copy, so stamped on the title page, slight bump on top of the front board, else fine in bright, near fine dustwrapper, initialed in pencil on the front panel, and with a couple of tiny tears. Autobiography of the birth control pioneer. Extremely uncommon edition, especially in jacket, much more so than the admittedly scarce true first American edition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Coffin for Dimitrios

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1939 - First American edition. Fine in a very good plus dustwrapper with some tiny, internally repaired tears, two tiny nicks, and a little edgewear. A much nicer than usual copy of this book that seems always found beset by flaws. A classic thriller, Ambler's best known book and basis for the film The Mask of Dimitrios directed by Jean Negulesco, and featuring Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet, and Zachary Scott. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Local.

      London Cassell & Co. Ltd 1939 - First edition. 8vo (23.5 x 16 cm). 51 pp., frontispiece and fourteen full-page (one double) colour lithograph; some offsetting to endpapers. Publisher's illustrated paper-covered boards printed in grey, black and crimson (with none of the usual splitting to spine), glassine dust-wrapper with printed flaps; small loss to top edge of rear panel. An exceptionally bright, clean copy of a rare, early work. 'Ardizonne's illustrations are generally concerned with contemporary life untouched by political, religious or ideological conflicts. His approach is not satiric or moralistic but autobiographical, and his drawings are representational and humorous and demonstrate his affection for people.' (The Dictionary of 20th Century British Book Illustrators) It is rare to find this work in such excellent condition, as the publisher's premises were bombed during the Blitz, destroying all unsold copies and printing blocks. A sequel was published in 1949, but its illustrations are in black and white due to post-war austerity. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Über das Zerplatzen des Urankernes durch langsame Neutronen," Offprint from Abhandlungen der Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1939

      Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin 1939 - NEAR FINE CONDITION FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS OF THE OFFPRINT of the first of Hahn and Strassmann's "three fundamental papers on nuclear fission," work which, when confirmed, demonstrated the previously unknown phenomenon of nuclear fission (Dibner, Heralds of Science, 168). "Über das Zerplatzen" constitutes the "first comprehensive account of the phenomenon of nuclear fission. In 1938, the radiochemist, Otto Hahn and the nuclear chemist Fritz Strassmann demonstrated the presence of radioactive barium, lanthanum and cesium among the products of neutron bombardment of uranium-a phenomenon that seemed to contradict all previous experiences of nuclear physics" (Norman). This paper "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" (Dibner). Hahn and Strassmann's findings resulted from irradiation of uranium by neutrons produced by exposing beryllium to the alpha particles from radium; their discovery was made by recognizing the nature of the radioactive products from the fission reactions. Hahn received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1944; Hahn, Meitner and Strassmann, the Fermi award in 1966. References: Dibner, Heralds of Science 168; Norman 163. CONDITION & DETAILS: Berlin: Verlag der Akademie der Wissenshaften. Quarto (11.5 x 8.25 inches; 288 x 206mm). 20pp. Four figures. Offprint in original printed wraps. Bright and clean. Near fine condition in every way. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
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        Madeira, Canary Islands, Azores, Western Morocco. Handbook for Travellers.

      Leipzig: Karl Baedeker London: George Allen & Unwin 1939 - 17 maps and 6 town plans in total on 11 sheets (several double-page or folding) and within the text, pp. xx, 128, small 8vo, original red printed boards backed with red pebbled cloth, very good. One of the rarest of the Baedekers - the usual story, that bombing in the war destroyed all the publisher's stock apart from a few early orders, may actually be true in this case - and the only English edition of this title (it follows the German version of 1934).

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