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      Harper and Brothers, New York 1939 - First edition. Fine in a very good, spine-faded dustwrapper with a few small chips, mostly on the front panel, and several internal mends. Inscribed by the author to Henry Tatnall Brown in 1940. Basis for the 1940 film directed by Wesley Ruggles and starring William Holden and Jean Arthur as the first female citizen of Tucson, a hellcat with a heart of gold. A meticulously researched, big-budget epic, Columbia Pictures was able to recoup some of the cost by reusing elements as stock footage in many of its subsequent B-programmers. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Bar-O-Scope: Forecast of 246 Happy Influences in Your Life

      The Treasure Chest 1939 - Mimeographed quarto sheets, bound with a wooden spine, leather strapping and illustrated particle board showing a female wizard behind the bar, stirring a punch bowl with the end of her magic wand. An astrological themed cocktail recipe book featuring a "forecast of 246 happy influences," with drinks assigned to the different signs of the Zodiac. Illustrated throughout at the margins. Light toning to pages and chip to title page affecting the bottom binding hole. A lovely and scarce cocktail guide with a fun twist. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Bunyah. Gedichte mit Photographien von Barbara Klemm. Vom Autor signierte Erstausgabe

      93 (5) Seiten 4, gebundene Ausgabe, Original Ganz-Leineneinband mit rotgeprägtem Deckel- und Rückentitel. das Buch ungelesen und wie neu, eines von XXXV römisch numerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe A mit zwei Originalphotograhien von Barbara Klemm, hier die Nummer XIII/XXXV. Im Impressum von Les Murray und Barbara Klemm signiert. Barbara Klemm (* 27. Dezember 1939 in Münster) ist eine berühmte deutsche Fotografin und Pressefotografin. Leslie Allan Murray AO (* 17. Oktober 1938 in Nabiac, New South Wales) ist ein bekannter australischer Dichter und Literaturkritiker. "Bunyah" nennt Les Murray seinen neuen Gedichtband das Wort stammt aus der Sprache der Aborigines und bezeichnet Baumrinde. Zugleich aber ist es der Name eines Tales im Landesinneren Australiens, wo der Dichter 1938 als Bauernsohn geboren wurde und heute wieder lebt. Murray hat über dreißig Gedichte für diese bibliophile Edition ausgewählt, die dort verortet und entstanden sind. Sie imaginieren das Tal, seine Landschaft und Bewohner. Er schreibt von Hunden und ihren Präzisionssprüngen auf Traktoren, Kaninchenplagen und Telephonistinnen, die im Outback Anteil an den Gesprächen nahmen, aber auch von Onkel Archie, der den Bruder beim Baumfällen tötete. Wollhaargras, schwarze Strände aus Grastorf und tote Bäume im Teich liefern dem Autor Mosaiksteine zur behutsamen Annäherung an einen Ort, der in seiner Abgeschiedenheit skurrile Typen anzieht. Ein Lottogewinner, jeden Bettelbriefe sorgfältig studiert, bevor er ihn verbrennt, gerät ebenso in den Fokus des Lyrikers wie die Erinnerung an das Schwesterchen, um dessen Leben der Arzt nicht mehr kämpfen will. Murray schafft lautmalerisch Atmosphäre und erweist sich in dieser sehr persönlichen Publikation wiederum als Autor von Weltrang. Mühelos wechselt er die Perspektiven, ob er sich sich in einen Hahnendornbusch hineinversetzt oder einen Säugling, der Milchblasen beobachtet. Nahezu alle Gedichte der zweisprachigen Ausgabe erscheinen erstmals in deutscher Übersetzung durch Margitt Lehbert, ein Teil wird auch im englischen Original erstveröffentlicht. Les Murray beschließt den Band mit einem Hintergrundtext über Bunyah sowie mit historischen Aufnahmen aus seinem Archiv, in denen die Land-, Tier- und Menschwelt seiner Lyrik eine photographische Spiegelung erhält. Barbara Klemm hat den Gedichten Murrays als Einstimmung Photographien zugesellt, die nicht in Bunyah entstanden sind, aber die Weite des Tales durch Wolken- und Landschaftsaufnahmen antizipieren sie hat den Dichter auch porträtiert.

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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        Crystalline Enzymes. The Chemistry of Pepsin, Trypsin, and Bacteriophage

      New York Columbia University Press 1939 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. Cloth lightly rubbed at the extremities. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Professor Gemma Holmgrew [?] with the compliments of John H. Northrop". Northrop, together with Wendell Meredith Stanley, was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1946 "for their preparation of enzymes and virus proteins in a pure form". The award was also shared that year with James Batcheller Sumner, who had originally discovered that enzymes can be crystallised. Northrop's pioneering work "made possible detailed studies of the chemical nature of enzymes, and as chemists could not use well-defined enzyme preparations they were able to investigate the changes brought about by these substances in a far more systematic way than before and with far greater chances of success" (Nobel, the Man and His Prizes, p. 377). Books inscribed by Northrop are uncommon, and this is a particularly attractive copy of his key book, for which he was awarded the Daniel Giraud Elliot Medal by the National Academy of Sciences. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Alembic Rare Books]
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      CASA EDITRICE MARZOCCO, FIRENZE 1939 - ITALIANO Traduzione italiana di Averardo De’ Negri con 8 tavole fuori testo. Legatura in cartonato rigido con titoli impressi in oro al piatto e al dorso, con quest’ultimo e bordi lievemente usurati. Tagli e pagine ingialliti con fioritura. Sottolineature a matita e matite colorate. Presente segnalibro.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        MEMORIA DE AUXILIO SOCIAL. CIUDAD REAL. 3º Trimestre de 1939.

      CIUDAD REAL 1939 - 1939, 45 Folios mecanografiados y firmados con el sello por el Delegado y el Jefe Provincial de F.E.T. y de las J.O.M.S., 32X22, encuadernación en cartoné ilustrado a color, en muy buen estado el interior y el exterior, contiene varios apartados: Delegación, Administración, Servicio Social, Asesoria Médica, Asesoría Moral y Religiosa, Madre y niño, Obra Nacional del Ajuar, Prensa y Propaganda y Gráficos (Mapas). y 7 gráficos a color y estadística de Administración). Más 9 láminas de explotación local del año 1938, compras de mercancias con estadisticas gráficas y datos numéricos de los pueblos Almaden, Almodovar, Piedrabuena, Navahermosa, Orgaz, Herrera Duque, Puebla Alcocer, Pozoblanco, Hinojosa. Contiene un mapa a color de 33x46 con la localización de los comedores infantiles, mixtos y cocinas de hermandad de la provincia de Ciudad Real. 45 p. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: EL ACCIPIES]
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        INNER LANDSCAPE: Poems.

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, [1939]. dj : , 1939. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her very uncommon third book - Peter's biography of Sarton quotes her as saying that she bought 50 copies for friends, and she thinks that was all that sold. This copy must have been one of the first which she gave away: it is INSCRIBED by Sarton "For Ariel" and dated Jan 30, 1939 - and underneath is "(I can think of nothing else to say / for Yeats is dead today.)" His death was actually on the 29th, but the 30th is the day the news would have arrived in the US. Laid in is a typescript on thin onionskin paper of two poems 'Allegory' and 'A Rose for Rilke' with hand corrections and dated Jan 18, 1939 (this had been paper-clipped to the title page, and both that page and the typescript have small rust stains.) 64 pp. Near fine in coarse beige cloth with blue and rust lettering in a good only dust jacket with some chipping to upper edge, toning to the spine and other wear. Still very uncommon in dustjacket and especially so inscribed by Sarton in the year of publication.

      [Bookseller: Bookfever]
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        Japanese Wood-Block Printing

      - Sanseido Company Ltd., Tokyo and Osaka, 1939, only edition; 4o, pp xi, [ii], 136; light brown raw silk covers decorated and titled in red; dust wrapper, which carries a design of a Japanese print key block, somewhat frayed or torn but the book itself in very good condition; frontispiece, 12 plates and 26 other illustrations some as full page plates and others in the text. Yoshida, 1876-1950, is considered one of the greatest of modern Japanese print artists and a leading exponent of work done in the shin-hanga style, "new woodblock prints", the early 20th century movement that was so powerful in revitalising the Japanese print tradition, working with the collaborative approach of the earlier print makers (where the artist, carver, printer and publisher worked together rather than where the artist was the sole functionary and creator of the print). The book, rare in good and complete condition, is essentially a practical manual for producing traditional Japanese prints and dealing with matters such as preliminary drawings, sketches and outlines, suitable wood for blocks, preparation and use of the baren, brushes, paper, pigments and more. Some prints are analysed and a print of a junk is shown in progressive development to both the final version and a special version. These two prints mentioned, as well as the frontispiece of cherry blossoms in front of a Japanese castle are titled and signed in pencil by Yoshida. There is also a list of Yoshida's prints, 220 in total. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chesil Books]
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        Charming photo by Marcus Adams (b. 1926, Queen of Great Britain) & her sister Princess MARGARET (Rose, 1930-2002, Countess of Snowdon)

      1939 - showing the two young princesses playing the piano with one of their corgis at Margaret's feet, both girls are wearing matching lacy dresses with big bows at the back and pearl necklaces and they are looking over their shoulder at the photographer, the dog is looking slightly bored, 12" x 8", Buckingham Palace, c. From the studio of Marcus Adams.

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        Superb original photo by Marcus Adams, (1895-1952, King of Great Britain), ELIZABETH (1900-2002, his Queen) and their daughters ELIZABETH II (b. 1926, Queen) & MARGARET (Rose, 1930-2002, Princess, Countess of Snowdon)]

      1939 - showing Them all full length, standing together in Buckingham Palace, the King and Queen in informal dress and the little girls in lacy party dresses, 10" x 8", no place, no date but

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        Mein Kampf Jubiläumsausgabe

      Zentralverlag der NSDAP, 1939. gebundene Ausgabe Jubiläumsausgabe zum 50. Geburtstag Hitlers. Mit Schuber. Goldener Kopffarbschnitt noch wie neu. Außergewöhnlich gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Verkauf nur zu wissenschaftlichen Zwecken gem. § 86/86a StGb. 705 S. und 26 S. Plakatanhang. Blauer Orig.-Lederband mit Rückenvergoldung (lediglich Rückenschild leicht berieben). 24 x 17 cm. Zentralverlag der NSDAP. The Jubilee Edition 1939 to the 50. birthday of Adolf Hitler in original blue full leather binding. Due to the orig. slip case this copy is perfectly preserved except slight scratches on the spine. Gold cut, cover and pages are in mint condition. Versand D: 2,90 EUR

      [Bookseller: Versand-Antiquariat Konrad von Agris]
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      Galerie Pierre ?, Paris 1939 - Portfolio de 5 estampes signées et numérotées. Sans lieu ni nom d¿éditeur, (Paris, Galerie Pierre ?), 1939 tirage unique à 25 exemplaires 300x250mm, 320x170mm, 250x240mm, 305x230mm, 315x230mm, sous chemise papier titrée. Signé et numéroté à la justification (exemplaire n°14). Chaque planche, présentée sous passepartout est signée et justifiée par Domela. Portefeuille sali, intérieur frais de couleurs avec quelques rousseurs sur les parties les plus claires, traces d¿adhésif dues au montage en bordures des feuilles. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chloé et Denis Ozanne]
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        Photograph of Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, and Francis Rose at La Palais Ideal, circa 1939

      N.p.: N.p., 1939. Double weight, oversize photograph of Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas and English painter Francis Cyril Rose, photographed by Cecil Beaton circa 1939, and struck circa 1970. From the archives of Transedition publisher, with a holograph notation on the verso by founder Marc Dachy. 9.5 x 12 inches (24 x 30 cm). Light creasing to the upper corners, else Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        "The Gayway". Original chlorobromide print

      San Francisco, 1939. 6-1/4 x 9-1/2 inches, matted. Signed and titled on the overmat. A multiple exposure montage of neon lights from The Gayway which was the entertainment zone at the Treasure Island Fair: Golden Gate International Exposition. The Golden Gate International Exposition opened February 18, 1939 and ran until November, and opened again in 1940 from May through September. Prominently featured in the photograph is the sign from the Gayway's most popular attraction: Sally Rand's Nude Ranch. A rare modernist work from this photographer, better known for his pictorialist landscapes and portraits. The reverse of the mat has the photographer's sticker with his Buchanan Street, San Francisco address, pencil notes, a stamp from an exhibition at the Seattle International and one at the California Camera Club in April 1939.

      [Bookseller: Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books]
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        Finnegans Wake

      London: Faber and Faber,, 1939. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in full red morocco, title and decoration to spine gilt, single rule to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first impression. 3,400 copies of this edition were printed of which 950 were destroyed. Joyce's final work.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        SHELLEY AND MARY. For Private Circulation Only. (4 books in 3 volumes).

      [Mercer University], 1939., 1939.. Very good. FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE NOTED SHELLEY SCHOLAR DONALD H. REIMAN, SIGNED BY HIM - Folio, 14-1/2 inches high by 8-5/8 inches wide. Three volumes uniformly bound in maroon cloth by the "National Library Bindery" with their discreet label on the front pastedown of each volume, titled in gilt on the spine. The covers are rubbed & soiled with some stains to the front cover of the third volume. 1,243 consecutively numbered typed pages, with occasional corrections in ink. Very good. From the library of the noted Shelley Scholars David B. Owens and Donald H. Reiman, signed by both of them on the front endpaper of each volume."This typed copy of Shelley and Mary is an exact page-by-page reproduction of the Dowden-Wise-British Museum copy of the original book.... The present typed copy was made in 1938-1939 at Mercer University under the supervision of Professor Frederick L. Jones." -[Quoted from the prefatory "Notice"]."Shelley's son, Sir Percy Florence Shelley, and his son's wife, Lady Jane Shelley, gave one of the 12 copies of Shelley and Mary (1882) to Edward Dowden when he accepted their invitation to become Shelley's official biographer. A great portion of Dowden's great Life of Shelley (2 vols., 1886) is based directly on Shelley and Mary.... Shelley and Mary is the most important printed collection of materials relating to Shelley in existence. Its contents are the Shelley family papers, augmented by the assiduous efforts of Mrs. Shelley, Shelley's son Percy Florence, and his wife Lady Jane Shelley, who through many years sought out and purchased letters and other materials and relics which illuminated the life of Shelley and his friends...." - [Quoted from the prefatory "Notice"].In 1878, Percy Florence Shelley's wife Lady Shelley told the biographer Richard Garnett, who discovered and edited some of Shelley's unpublished poems, that "the time has certainly arrived when all the materials touching on the life of Shelley & Mary must be so arranged that at our death or before it a true statement of facts may be ready to correct the misrepresentations & misstatements which are constantly being made either by ignorant or malicious people". This endeavor, titled "Mary and Shelley", was completed and printed as a private edition on handmade paper in 1882 in an edition of only 12 copies. The work contains letters written by Mary and Percy Bysshe Shelley and by others, and includes daily journals and lists of the books they read. Particularly useful is a 10-page table of the letters in "Shelley and Mary". This table is not in the printed copy.The noted Shelley scholar Donald H. Reiman was co-editor of "Shelley and His Circle". Reiman wrote, edited (or co-edited) approximately 200 volumes of literary criticism and was the general editor of the "Manuscripts of the Younger Romantics" and "The Bodleian Shelley Manuscripts" among many other works. He was a founder of the Byron Society of America and of the Wordsworth-Coleridge Association, and several other literary societies. His rare book collection is in a special collection of the University of Delaware Library.Also a Shelley scholar David B. Owens wrote "A Checklist of Shelley Autograph Material Found in American Libraries", published in Columbus, OH at Capital University in 1961.

      [Bookseller: Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd.]
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        Über das Zerplatzen des Urankernes durch langsame Neutronen," Offprint from Abhandlungen der Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1939

      Berlin: Akademie der Wissenschaften, 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.

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
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        Il Rurale Sannita - 1939-1940 dell'unione fascista lavoratori agricoltura - Benevento

      Tip. "Le Forche caudine" - Benevento. ITALIANO 0,04 Due giornali della prima metà del '900 in stato discreto, su testata del N. 4 del 1939 talloncino in carta con intestazione del destinatario della copia, su quella dell'altro numero intestazione manoscritta a penna; piccoli fori d'insetto, bruniture, N. 8 1940 peggio conservato con strappi sul bordo, scritta con matita colorata su prima pagina. Due inserzioni pubblicitarie. N. 4, 25 giugno 1939, anno I e N. 8, 31 agosto 1940, anno II de Il Rurale Sannita - Mensile dell'unione fascista lavoratori agricoltura - Benevento. USATO

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        Comune di Guardia Sanframondi - Avviso d'asta per l'appalto della riscossione delle imposte di consumo pel quinquennio 1940-1944

      Tip. De Martini - Benevento, 1939. ITALIANO 0,05 Manifesto degli anni '30 in buono stato, ben piegato, bordo poco sfregato, strappetti, segni di rugine, vari timbri e scritte a penna, firma del responsabile comunale per le affissioni, quattro marche da bollo da cent. venti, sul retro due francobolli da cent. 10, vari timbri e firma del podestà. USATO

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        Olivetti. Una campagna pubblicitaria. (Studio 42)

      Alfieri & Lacroix, 1939. In 4, pp. (6) + (2) con 16 tavole pubblicitarie ognuna supportata da un cartoncino di appoggio. Mezza tela editoriale. Minime spellature al piatto anteriore e all'angolo inferiore del piatto anteriore. Edizione originale. Oera dell'Ufficio tecnico di Pubblicita' Olivetti all'epoca diretto da Leonardo Sinisgalli che era da poco succeduto a Renato Zveteremich. Pintori. alla cui mano si devono molte delle tavole della pubblicazione (insieme a Nivola), era entrato in Olivetti nel 1937 e questa per la macchina per scrivere Studio 42 fu una delle sue prime campagne. Proprio questo periodo e' considerato uno dei piu' fecondi per la Olivetti intesa come grande generatore culturale. Sono gli anni dei grandi allestimenti negli showroom di Milano e Roma che sintetizzavano il meglio degli spunti provenienti dalle avanguardie internazionali. Proprio nella prefazione a questo importante catalogo, Elio Vittorini fa riferimento all'Umanesimo pubblicitario, concetto che guidera' l'agire dei tanti intellettuali coinvolti nelle imprese dell'industria di Ivrea. Vittorini nel ragionamento che introduce le 16 tavole ha ben chiara la natura della pubblicita', nata da bisogno, sentimento e calcolo di autoaffermazione. Se lo scopo era quello di conquistare proseliti, questo scopo e' stato raggiunto solo per via quantitativa. Col tempo, pero', questa 'pubblicita' autoritaria', ha generato indifferenza umana. Proprio per questo e' nato l'umanesimo pubblicitario rendendo qualitativo il fatto quantitativo. In questa campagna pubblicitaria gli autori hanno preso il prodotto come elemento da elaborare in immagine creando immagini poetiche che riuscissero a durare nell'uomo e a vivere in lui. Cfr. Astarita, Gli architetti di Olivetti. Campus, Architetti e artisti per l'art design. ITA

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Coenobium]
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        Adventures of the Wishing Chair

      Newnes, UK 1939 - 2nd Edition 1939. A very scarce edition. Different publication to the 1st Edition which had a decorative wrapper. This book was published with a clear glassine wrapper and is totally different . I suspect Newnes used the pictorial plate to the front to sell the book. Illustrated throughout by Hilda McGavin with colour frontis and black and white drawings. Book is very good++ and bright. A nice example. More images can be taken upon request. Ref Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd]
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        Rerikh. [Part I]

      Riga: Izdevis Rericha muzejs, 1939. Hardcover. Good. This part only. frontis (self-portrait), 20 full-page color illustrations of Roerich's paintings tipped-in on one side of unnumbered leaves plus numerous smaller color and black & white illustrations tipped-in on portions of the numbered pages, [6], [7]-188, [4]p. Original cloth. 34cm. Stain on lower portion of covers which is most evident internally of first few pages at front and back of the book and from some general light rippling at bottom of other pages. No jacket or slipcase present -- don't know if the book was issued with either. Small printed card laid in ("Avec nos compliments les plus sinceres. Societe des amis du Musee Roerich en Lettonie ..."). Text or commentary by Vsev. N. Ivanova and E. F. Gollerbakh. Russian title and text. More volumes were apparently projected but never published -- probably because of the Russian seizure of Latvia in 1940.

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        The Map of Love

      J.M. Dent and Sons, London 1939 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "First Published 1939" printed on the copyright page. A beautiful copy. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is rich in color with NO chips or tears. The book is in excellent condition with minor wear to the boards. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Lark Rise

      Oxford University Press, 1939. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by the Oxford University Press in 1939. The first book in the Candleford trilogy with illustrations by Lynton Lamb. A very good+ (or better) book with some spotting to the prelims and some spotting to the page edges. No inscriptions whatsoever. In a dust wrapper which has benefitted from some professional restoration to the spine and a little to the edges. Price clipped.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Oriental Assembly. Edited by A.W. Lawrence. With Photographs by the Author.

      - Williams & Norgate, London 1939. 8vo. XII+291 pages, including 111 illustrations plates in b/w. Orig. cloth in dust wrappers. Fine/fine. Slight marginal foxing to the first pages and to fore-edge. * First edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London: The Hogarth Press, 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. A semiautobiographical account of Isherwood's time in 1930s Berlin, describing pre-Nazi Germany and the people he encountered. Described by George Orwell as "brilliant sketches of a society in decay," it remains Isherwood's best known work. The novel was adapted by John Van Druten into the Broadway play I Am a Camera (1951), and then a less successful 1951 film starring Laurence Harvey, Shelley Winters, and Julie Harris. The book was then adapted into the Tony Award-winnng musical Cabaret (1966) and the 1972 film of the same name for which Liza Minnelli won an Academy Award. Octavo. Original cloth binding, with red titles. Period previous owner's signature and date (1939) to the front flyleaf, with a small bookseller's label to the rear pastedown. The spine is a trifle sun faded; otherwise very good. Accompanied by the remnants of the original dust jacket and a pristine facsimile dust jacket.

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        Circus Parade.

      San Francisco, Calif., ca. 1939. - Watercolor painting. 12 x 9 inches. Signed. The artist was the Head of Conservation for the Avery Brundage Collection of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco in the 1980s. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Zsolnay - Kunst - Edition Perry Rhodan - Die dritte Macht - Vorstoß nach Arkon - Der kosmische Vogel - Der Unsterbliche - Das Mutanten-Korps

      415, 408, 405, 409, 406 Seiten 8, gebundene Ausgabe, Original-Leineneinbände in Holzkasette einmalige, limitierte Vorzugsausgabe Nr. 137 von 500. Im Band "Die dritte Macht" von A.R. Penck nummeriert und signiert, Umschlagentwurf und Vorsatzillustrationen von A.R. Penck. 5 Bände in Holzkassette.In einer orange lackierten Holz-Kassette ausgeliefert, wurde der Reprint der ersten fünf Silberbände mit Umschlägen des Künstlers A. R. Penck versehen. Die Bücher enthalten ein Vorwort von William Voltz. A. R. Penck (* 5. Oktober 1939 in Dresden - + 2. Mai 2017 in Zürich), eigentlich Ralf Winkler (Pseudonyme waren Mike Hammer, T.M., Mickey Spilane, Theodor Marx, a.Y. oder ganz schlicht Y), war ein bekannter deutscher Maler, Grafiker und Bildhauer und Jazzschlagzeuger.

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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        Shaw Gives Himself Away: An Autobiographical Miscellany

      Gregynog Press, Newtown, Wales 1939 - Number 108 of 300 copies. 1939. Hardcover, 8vo., full dark green morocco with onlays (author's initials and horizontal bands) in red morocco. Bound by Paul Nash, with his name and the Gregynog Press Bindery stamped on the rear endpapers. Frontis portrait engraved by John Farleigh. Near Fine. The red leather sections on the spine have sunned and are now closer to orange. Minor shelfwear to the corners and spine ends. Fine, clean contents. A beautiful Nash binding, with hints of Art Deco. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        Nuzi: Report on the Excavations at Yorgan Tepa near Kirkuk, Iraq, Conducted by Harvard University in Conjunction with the American Schools of Oriental Research and the University Museum of Philadelphia, 1927-1931. Vol. 1: Text, Vol. 2: Plates and Plans. 2-vol. set (Complete)

      Harvard University Press, Cambridge 1939 - Folio (12 1/2 x 9 1/2"). xxxviii, [2], 615, [1]pp (Vol. 1); vi, 41, [3]pp (Text), 142pp (Photographic plates), 44 full-page and large folded plans (Vol. 2). Original full burgundy cloth, with gold lettering to spines. This striking two-volume set documents Richard Francis Strong Starr's expedition to the ancient Mesopotamian city of Nuzi (destroyed in 1350 B.C.), in modern-day Iraq, that unearthed the world's oldest map and armor. The map was dated to 2500 B.C. The excavation of Nuzi turned up also glass artifacts and thousands of clay tablets, marked in cuneiform, one of the earliest forms of writing. The tablets describe the society of the day and, when combined with the material excavated from Nuzi, create a powerful resource for scholars seeking to understand the Mesopotamian region of more than three thousand years ago.This scholarly set is profusely illustrated throughout with 142 b/w photographic plates as well as 44 full-page and large folded plans.Bindings slightly rubbed with sporadic and tiny discoloration spots on covers. Previous owner's name in ink on inside of each front cover. Bindings in overall good to good+, interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Miracle Grec (Envoi Autographe De l'Auteur À Gabriel Marcel).

      Edition Denoël 1939 - Grand in-8° broché, 211 pages. Bel et long envoi autographe de l'auteur à Gabriel Marcel sur la page de garde. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: PRISCA]
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        1939 to 1942 Wisden Hardbacks - Set of 4

      This lot is a Set of 4 Hardback Wisdens - 1939 1940 1941 1942. In Good to Very Good Condition, with 1940 to 42 being hard to find books. 1939 is very good for its age with exceptionalhinges for the year, some spine gilt fading. 1940 has facsimile gilts and some weakness to the hinges. 1941 has weak hinges , fading to spine gilts but nice inside. 1942 has facsimile gilts and some rubbing to page 3.

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        The Confidential Agent.

      London: William Heinemann Limited,, 1939. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in red, publisher's device in blind to rear cover, buff endpapers. With the dust jacket. Bookseller's ticket to foot of rear pastedown. Spine slightly faded; a very good copy in the jacket with two cup rings to front panel, faint mark to spine, a couple of shallow chips and nicks, short closed tear to foot of front panel, a little creasing, erased pencil marks to rear panel. First edition, first impression, in the second issue dust jacket with overprice sticker to front flap. This is one of the author's key pre-war mystery novels featuring an "intricate duel between good and evil", written in only six weeks (ODNB). Uncommon in the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1939 - 1939 Original Hardback Wisden, Presentation (to NormPreston)

      1939. This lot is an 1939 Original Hardback Wisden. In Good Condition. 39s are never great and this is good and above avergae but there are nicer ones. This however is special as once owned by future editor Norman Preston and a Presentation copy from Wilfred Brookes. This book is good, it has had no restoration, the front board is a bit dark and the letters are dark too (so look faded) , the lettering is fading to the spine. Inside the hinges are strong but you can se the mesh to both front and rear hinges. Nice inside but small splash mark to page 31g.

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        Photograph Album and Scrapbook of the German Cruise Ship Columbus

      No Publisher [1939], No Place - Plastic adhesive photo album. The photo album is not contemporary to the photos, and was likely assembled in later years. Some photos are loose and not mounted on the photo pages. American Dancer and Actress Delice Hazen McCauley's personal scrapbook of photos from the final cruise of the German passenger ship SS Columbus in September 1939. 60 photos, as well as McCauley's passport and newspaper clipping. Photos are clear and vary in size; most are from the ship's photographer taking candid snaps during typical cruise activities. More than forty 3 1/2 x5 1/2 inch professional prints (ship's photographer); 9 souvenir photos of ship and ship's interior; and four 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch snap shots. McCauley was a crew member hired as an entertainer and dance instructor. The album contains photos of the passengers and crew on-board and during land excursions throughout the Caribbean voyage. Ms. McCauley's personal notations describe many of the pictures, including names of passengers and crew. Notable passengers include theatrical and industrial designer, Norman Bel Geddes, and his teenage daughter Barbara Bel Geddes, who would later find fame on Broadway and in Hollywood (She was the original Maggie in Tennessee Williams Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and J.R.'s mother in TV show Dallas). Most of the passengers were American tourists traveling on the Nazi flagged German cruise ship which embarked on this final cruise prior to declaration of war in Europe. They were not half-way through their itinerary on September 2nd when France and Britain declared war on Germany. The captain was ordered to return the ship immediately to Germany. The passengers were dropped in Havana, Cuba, and were subsequently shuttled back to Florida by an American ship. Ultimately the German captain and crew scuttled the SS Columbus before leaving the Caribbean to avoid a likely encounter with an enemy war ship in the Atlantic. The crew were picked up by the USS Tuscaloosa, brought back to New York City, and the German nationals spent the remainder of the war in an internment camp in New Mexico. Ms. McCauley, being an American citizen, returned to the U.S. but it is unknown if she disembarked in Havana with the other American passengers, or remained with the ship's crew and was taken to New York on the USS Tuscaloosa. This album also contains contemporary newspaper clippings, as well as Delice Hazen McCauley's passport from 1939

      [Bookseller: Yesterday's Gallery, ABAA]
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        Finnegan's Wake - true first printing of the UK edition

      London: Faber and Faber, 1939. A first edition, first printing published by Faber and Faber in 1939. A near fine book with some light spotting to the prelims. No inscriptions. In a very good+ wrapper which is unclipped and has chipping to the edges and to the spine in places. Now protected in mylar.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Shaw Gives Himself Away: An Autobiographical Miscellany

      Newtown, Wales: Gregynog Press, 1939. Limited ed. Hardcover. Near Fine. Number 108 of 300 copies. 1939. Hardcover, 8vo., full dark green morocco with onlays (author's initials and horizontal bands) in red morocco. Bound by Paul Nash, with his name and the Gregynog Press Bindery stamped on the rear endpapers. Frontis portrait engraved by John Farleigh. Near Fine. The red leather sections on the spine have sunned and are now closer to orange. Minor shelfwear to the corners and spine ends. Fine, clean contents. A beautiful Nash binding, with hints of Art Deco.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Finnegans Wake.

      London: Faber and Faber, 1939 - Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in full red morocco, title and decoration to spine gilt, single rule to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first impression. 3,400 copies of this edition were printed of which 950 were destroyed. Joyce's final work. Slocum and Cahoon A47. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Grapes of Wrath

      Viking Press, New York 1939 - Hardcover. First edition. A lovely copy of Steinbeck's classic work of the dispossessed and hopeful. A near fine book with minor soiling to the edges of the boards. First edition statement on the copyright page. Oatmeal pictorial cloth stamped in brown. Battle Hymn of the Republic end papers. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1940 and one of the most important American novels of the 20th century. NO dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sawtooth Books, ABAA]
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