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        Finnegans Wake

      London: Faber and Faber,, 1939. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge dyed yellow. With the dust jacket. Housed in a red cloth solander case. Front blank and final leaf of text toned. An excellent copy in the jacket that is very lightly rubbed at the extremities with toned spine panel. First edition, first impression. A very attractive copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        FINNEGANS WAKE

      1939. London: Faber and Faber, (1939). Original deep red cloth, with dust jacket. First (English) Edition, regular trade issue, which consisted of only 3,400 copies -- of which 950 were destroyed. (Viking's American edition was published on the same day, and there was also a signed-limited issue of 425 copies, with the joint imprint of Faber & Faber and Viking.)~Joyce's last work, FINNEGANS WAKE was begun in 1922 just after the publication of ULYSSES but was not completed or published until 1939, two years before his death. During that span of seventeen years, some "fragments from Work in Progress" were published on their own. FINNEGANS WAKE is often cited as one of the most difficult books in the English language to read. This is because the text is in his experimental stream-of-consciousness style; the book's first line completes, mid-sentence, the book's last line -- completing the circle. It's regarded as one of the greatest books in the English language, yet few people claim to understand it thoroughly.~This copy is in remarkably fine, bright condition, with the leaves still unopened (there is a bookplate on the front free endpaper, but clearly nobody has ever tried to read this copy). The dust jacket, totally un-restored, is in near-fine condition (price-clipped, with one small chip at the head of the spine and one other in the top edge of the rear panel, plus a couple of short tears). Slocum 47.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        SOMERSET SHELL GUIDE

      Published by Faber & Faber, 1939. 1st thus edition.. Paperback. Very Good/Good. Very good condition in an almost very good dustwrapper. Spiral bound inside white cloth covers. B/w photos, also b/w photos on pale green paper plates. Covers lightly browned at edges. The following words have been punch stamped as holes at the bottom of the title page 'Complimentary Copy Not for Sale' else contents fine. Pictorial wrapper is a little edge-chipped. A very nice copy of the first Faber edition. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        Finnegans Wake

      New York: Viking Press. 1939. First American edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 1939, First American trade edition. 628 pp. Hardcover, black cloth. A Near Fine copy in a Good dust jacket. Small area of fading to the green topstain; otherwise this is a Fine, tight, clean copy, with a strong, square binding. The DJ has two 2-inch closed tears; one at the bottom edge of the front pane, the other at the front fold; the tears are barely noticeable from the front, but they had been covered with tape on the rear; the tape has since been removed; otherwise, the DJ shows light edgewear, and a light band of foxing across the upper 2-inches. DJ now housed in a mylar wrap. Digital images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Shell Guide to Derbyshire, a Series of Views of Castles, Seats of the Nobility, Mines, Picturesque Scenery, Towns, Public Buildings, Churches, Antiquities, &c.

      Faber and Faber, London. [1939] - First Faber edition. Small quarto. 64 pages. 30 illustrations, many of them full-page, 2 coloured maps. Spiral-bound pages bound into full white cloth covers.Covers bruised at head and tail of spine and at outer edge of upper boards. Very good in very good dustwrapper torn and creased at edges. One of the scarcest of the Shell Guides. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        FINNEGANS WAKE

      6 1/4 x 9 3/4 in. 628 pgs. Black buckram with gilt lettering on cover and spine. On copyright pg it is stated ; 'First Published May, 1939'. On DJ, on upper right front foldover, it reads ' 'First Regular Edition, $5.00'. Comes with pamphlet, 'Corrections of Misprints in FINNEGANS WAKE by James Joyce, as Prepared by the Author after Publication of the First Edition'. Published in 1945 by the Viking Press. The pamphlet is 16 pgs of errata, has some faint browning to cover, but is otherwise excellent. Condition of the book is VERY GOOD+ ; corners just ever so slightly worn, no shelf wear to edges, except for a light water stain on upper left rear cover the spine & covers are extremely clean, binding tight, text impeccable. Previous owner, prof Victor Lange's, bookplate on front pastedown. An extremely good, clean and fresh copy of this great work. DJ condition is GOOD+ ; not price-clipped ($5.00), long closed tear to front spine, smaller front lower foldover, numerous small open tears to edges and chipping, ditto on back, spine faded, somewhat darkened overall, but scarce in a DJ, and this one, carefully preserved in a new Mylar wrapper is still pretty nice. A monument of a book.

      [Bookseller: Andre Strong Bookseller]
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        Shell Guide to Derbyshire, A Series of Views, Castles, Seats of the Nobility, Mines, Picturesque Scenery, Towns, Public Buildings, Churches, Antiquities, &c.

      Faber and Faber, London 1939 - 62pp. White cloth w teal shadow lettering to spine. Internally spiral-bound w dust-jacket which is lightly bumped along to top edge. Now in protective cellophane wrapper. Illustrated in black and white w maps, 8 plates on pale pink paper and photographic illustrated eps. A lovely bright copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: David Kenyon]
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        SOMERSET Shell Guide

      Faber & Faber, 1939.. 1st edn. 8vo. Original red lettered white cloth over spiral binding (near Fine), dustwrapper (top edge light rubbed and chipped - otherwise VG in protective wrapper, not price clipped). Pp 46, illus with decorative endpapers, 2 coloured maps, b&w plates and photos in text (no inscriptions). .

      [Bookseller: Rothwell & Dunworth Ltd]
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        Finnegans Wake

      Faber & Faber 1939. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good +/No Jacket. First trade edition, first printing. Ink name on ffep, browning to prelim. and last free papers. Rubbing to bottom of spine, overall very good, clean bright red cloth and tight hinges.

      [Bookseller: finecopy]
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        Long Island Seafood Cook Book

      THE BUSINESS BOURSE, NEW YORK 1939 - The Green cloth hardcover, corners lightly bumped, sunning to spine, wear at top of spine from the author of the Real Truth About Shortselling DATE PUBLISHED: 1939 EDITION: 324 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        The Western Angler (Two Volume Set)

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

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        The Grapes of Wrath

      The Viking Press, 1939. Hardcover. Very Good/Good.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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        THE GRAPES OF WRATH

      New York: Viking Press. 1939. 1st Edition and 2nd before publication; First Printing. Hardcover. Good- in a Good- laminated dust jacket. "Fourth Edition" printed on the bottom flap, tan cloth, titles to spine and pictorial decoration across boards and spine in brown and the sheet music endpapers. Lot's of soiling and pretty rough copy. As is. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        GRAPES OF WRATH (1ST STATE DJ)

      NY: Viking Press. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. 1939. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; [i]-[vi] [1] [2] 3-619 [620]-[622] pages; First edition, 1st printing with Frist Edition 1st state original (not a facsimile) , dustjacket unrestored with FIRST EDITION diagonally across lower corner of front DJ flap. $2.75 price at top. All points as per JOHN STEINBECK BIBLIOGRAPHY, Goldstone and Payne, A12, pp44-5. In pictorial grey cloth with slight edgewear. Bottom of DJ spine verly lightly chipped, top has chip (1/2") partially affecting the "G" of grapes. DJ sunned with light creasing to joints- see graphic. OTHER GRAPHICS (including copy of G&P points of issue). ARE AVAILABLE FOR THIS LISTING. PLEASE EMAIL US FOR THEM. .

      [Bookseller: poor mans books]
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        The Grapes of Wrath

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

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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        GRAPES OF WRATH

      1939. Fine. STEINBECK, John. THE GRAPES OF WRATH. New York: Viking Press, (1939). First edition. Top edge dust soiled else a fine clean copy in a darkened dust jacket split at spine, closed straight cut? repair and chip at crown. Dust jacket price and first edition statement on flap present.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        The Grapes of Wrath 1st Edition

      VIKING PRESS. Hardcover. B000UDO77Y Illustrated oatmeal/cream colored cloth over boards. "First Published in April 1939." on copyright page with no other printings mentioned. Ten word dedication has no further text below. Top edge of pages stained yellow as noted for true first edition, first printing. Battle Hymn of the Republic on endpapers, bright and clean. Hinges and binding are tight, textblock sound. Very light wear to exterior, corners and edges. Small stain at bottom corner of pages throughout, perhaps from the first (possibly only) reading of this very nice copy. A shame it is lacking the dust jacket. One of 50,000 from the first print run in 1939. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1940. Previous owner's tiny vintage Seattle nameplate sticker at bottom corner of FFEP: "Harry Hartman". Priced in pencil for $2.75 (the original price of book) at upper corner of FFEP. . Very Good. 1939.

      [Bookseller: Earthlight Books]
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        The Wild Palms

      Random House, New York 1939 - This fine book has tan cloth boards with gold stampings of the title and Faulkners name. The pages are clean and the binding is tight.The near fine unclipped dust jacket has 3 /8 inch nip next to the front flap and mild shelf wear, and two tiny closed tears. Overall a very attractive collectible book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rose Publications]
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        Biggles Flies North

      Published by Oxford University Press, Amen House, London First Edition 1939. London 1939. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original light brown cloth covers and top edge, dark brown lettering and aeroplane flying through some trees illustration to the spine, brown lettering, aeroplane and circular compass illustration to the upper panel. 8vo 1.9 thick x 7½" x 5½" 254 pp. Colour frontispiece and six monochrome illustrations by Howard Leigh and Will Narraway. Slight foxing to the page edges and end papers, corners sharp and pointed, colours not faded. Very Good condition book in original second impression dust wrapper which has 'Biggles Secret Agent' listed to the rear. Two pieces of paper missing to the spine ends removing all of the text, colour copy dust wrapper laid behind the missing pieces, rubbing of the paper down the upper fore edge, not price clipped 4/-, the first edition dust wrapper being 3/6. Member of the P.B.F.A.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        The Wild Palms

      Random House, 1939. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Random House, New York 1939. First Edition / First Printing. States First Printing on the copyright page with no additional printings listed. Tan cloth boards stamped in gold and green at the spine. Top edge green. {ref: Petersen A19b}. Book Condition: Very Good+, clean boards and spine, book is tight and square, foxing at the head of the spine, light shelf wear, clean pages, tight spine, mild age toning at the endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Good, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, original jacket priced at $2.50 at the front flap, shelf wear, chipping at the head of the jacket spine, tear at the jacket spine and the front panel, darkening at the rear panel.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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        The Wild Palms (First Edition)

      Random House New York: Random House, 1939. First Edition. First Edition. Two interwoven stories, "Wild Palms" and "Old Man," told in alternating chapters. Republished in 1990 under Faulkner's intended title, "If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem." Near Fine in a Very Good dust jacket. Vintage bookstore label to the rear pastedown. Light toning to the spine. Jacket spine and edges lightly toned, with nicking to the extremities, and a few short closed tears. A presentable copy.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc. ]
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        The Wild Palms

      Random House, 1939. Hardcover. Good/Very Good. Random House, New York 1939. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Printing on the copyright page with no additional printings listed. Tan cloth boards stamped in gold and green at the spine. Top edge green. {ref: Petersen A19b}. Book Condition: Good+, shelf wear, darkening at the spine, rolled spine, age toning at the endpaper, tight spine, light spots. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, early jacket priced at $3.00 at the front flap, shelf wear, short tear and small chip at the front panel, light spots at the rear panel.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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        The Wild Palms (First Edition)

      Random House, New York 1939 - First Edition. Publisher's tan cloth with gilt and green front and spine titles. Two interwoven stories, "Wild Palms" and "Old Man," told in alternating chapters. Republished in 1990 under Faulkner's intended title, "If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem."Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Slight spine lean, light foxing overall, tiny splashes affecting the top page edges and fore-edges. Toning and light foxing to the jacket spine, flap folds and rear panel, two tiny splashes to the front panel, light shelfwear, and faint foxing and a small cello-tape repair to the verso. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        The Yearling

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

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings & NC Wyeth SIGNED The Yearling Limited Edition

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1939. Limited. Hardcover Hardcover. Fair. Charles Scribner's Sons, 1939. Signed by both the author Rawlings and illustrator Wyeth! One of only 770 of this first illustrated edition. Rawlings' most famous work, winner of the 1939 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Beautiful illustrations throughout. Includes the facsimile of the Wyeth letter not found in trade edition. Hardcover. Green cloth binding. Illustrated end pages. Spine faded and worn. Front board starting to come a bit loose. Water stain on front. Edges bumped and rubbed. Occasional brown spotting on interior pages. Fair condition.

      [Bookseller: Yeomans in the Fork]
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        SELZNICK INTERNATIONAL PRESENTS "GONE WITH THE WIND" FROM THE NOVEL BY ... [wrapper title]

      [Culver City]: Selznick International, 24 January 1939.. [4],273 leaves. Quarto. Mimeographed typescript, printed on rectos only of white stock. Canary yellow studio mimeo'd upper wrapper, wanting the lower plain wrapper. Repunched by a former owner for insertion into seven-ring vinyl binder, very minor use, but otherwise very good or better. Copy #146 of the "Final Shooting Script" of Selznick's expansive transfer of Mitchell's Pulitzer Prize winning best-seller to the screen, based on a script by Sidney Howard, with contributions, largely uncredited, by Ben Hecht, Jo Swerling, Oliver H. P. Garret, John Van Druten and others. Victor Fleming was the credited Director, with contributions by George Cukor and Sam Wood. The cast of hundreds was headed by Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Hattie McDaniel, Butterfly McQueen, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Haviland, and on and on. The film premiered in December 1939, with general release in January 1940. The four preliminary leaves in this copy consist of a cast list and a staff list. The film swept the Oscars in several prime categories, including Best Screenplay, Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actress in a Supporting Role (to Hattie McDaniel, the first African American Oscar nominee/winner), Best Cinematography, et etc. In 1989 it was inducted as a member of the first class into the National Film Registry. It has also maintained a place in the top ten of the AFI 100 Years - 100 Movies list. In spite of criticism, both legitimate and overly harsh, GONE WITH THE WIND was an important milestone in the development of American popular film, and adjusted for inflation, is still among the most successful, if not the most successful, films in US box office history.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        GONE WITH THE WIND, FINAL SHOOTING SCRIPT

      JANUARY, 1939,LOS ANGELES, SELZNICK INTERNATIONAL. IN VERY GOOD TO NEAR FINE CONDITION IN AND OUT, CLASSIC GOLD/YELLOW,BRASS BRADDED 4TO SCRIPT WRAPS. FINAL SHOOTING SCRIPT STAMPED #OO132. 273 PAGES.

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        Power in Men

      The Liberal Book Club, Nicholson & Watson Limited, London,, 1939. Octavo. Original blue boards, titles to upper board and spine in purple, marbled endpapers. Contents browned as always, boards lightly marked and faded at the spine. First Edition, First Impression. Signed by Cary on the title page and with his presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "A. N. Whitehead from his obliged and grateful reader the author." Alfred North Whitehead was one of the foremost philosophers of his age, co-author with Bertrand Russell of Principia Mathematica.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Costumes Espagnols. Preface by Jacques Soustelle

      New York: French and European Publications, [1939]. Folio. (15 3/4 x 12 1/4 inches). Preface by Jacques Soustelle. 40 coloured pochoir plates. Publisher's decorative paper-boards portfolio, cloth ties. One of 1000 numbered copies. Includes wonderful plates illustrating traditional folk dress of Spain produced by the color pochoir process and printed by Renson Fils.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Step By Step

      G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1939. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. This is a seminal Churchill book that includes 82 newspaper articles focused on foreign affairs written by Churchill between March 1936 and May 1939, many of them containing his warnings and predictions about Nazi Germany. Here is the first U.S. Edition, first printing, truly fine in a very good original dust jacket. Even Churchill's opponents would vindicate his prescience. Upon publication, Labour leader Clement Attlee, a political opponent who would replace Churchill as Prime Minister in 1945, wrote to Churchill: "It must be a melancholy satisfaction to you to see how right you were." Others were even more blunt. Sir Desmond Morton, military officer, government official, and appeasement opponent, wrote to Churchill: "Many years on, historians will read this and your speeches in Arms and the Covenant. They will wonder but I doubt they will decide what devil of pride, unbelief, selfishness or sheer madness possessed the English people that they did not rise as one man" and "call on you to lead them." As a bit of irony or a poorly timed attempt at balanced perspective, the publisher used the rear flap of the U.S. edition dust jacket to advertise "In Search of Peace" by Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain. Less than a year after publication, in May 1940, Churchill would replace Chamberlain as Prime Minister. Here is a jacketed U.S. first edition for discerning collectors, truly fine in a near fine dust jacket. The blue cloth binding is tight, clean, and square, with sharp corners, bright silver lettering, and virtually no wear. The contents are crisp, clean, bright, and tight. The book retains vividly bright red topstain with not even a hint of sunning. We find no evidence of the usual age toning to the text. Even the untrimmed fore edges are bright and clean. The only markings are a previous owner name in pencil on the front pastedown that could be easily erased and a tiny bookseller sticker on the rear pastedown. The dust jacket is unusually bright, clean and highly complete. The jacket is unclipped, still retaining the original $4.00 price on the front flap. The fade-prone spine retains bright color with just a barely discernible hint of toning. Wear is minimal, confined to fractional chipping at the spine ends. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A111.2, Woods/ICS A45(b.1). Langworth p.198.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        ASK THE DUST

      New York: Stackpole Sons, (1939). First Edition. cloth. Spine a bit sunned with three small nicks. Near Fine, lacking the dustwrapper. Fante's much acclaimed first book, made into a movie starring Colin Farrell and Salma Hayek. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front free endpaper: "Inscribed to -------/with the hope that he/enjoys this book/J. Fante/Los Angeles/Nov. 14, 1939." A scarce book, especially when signed.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        ASK THE DUST (INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION)

      New York: Stackpole Sons, 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good +. The extremely scarce first printing of Fante's magnum opus. Book is Fine, tight, square and seemingly unread. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication, "Inscribed to | --- --- | with the hope | that she likes | this work - | J Fante | Los Angeles | Nov. 14, 1939." Likely signed at one of the few promotional events. The inscribee has written her name on the front paste-down, otherwise the book is unmarked. The dust jacket is Very Good+, complete and quite bright on the front and rear panels, but sunned on the spine. There is also evidence of a small splash to the spine. A few small closed tears and very mild edge-wear, but in all quite an attractive example of this scarce first issue jacket, correctly priced at $2.00 and only mentioning Wait Until Spring, Bandini. & & Published by Stackpole Sons in 1939, which then became embroiled in a lawsuit with Adolf Hitler over the unauthorized printing of Mein Kampf. Stackpole Sons spent the publicity money for the novel on the lawsuit, muffling public recognition of this work for many years. It is estimated that fewer than 3,000 copies of the first printing were sold. Touted as the greatest novel ever written about Los Angeles by Charles Bukowski among others, it is a largely autobiographical account of a young Fante coming West. Bukowski also credited Fante with inspiring his own writing career. Additional photos available upon request. Fine in Very Good +. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        SAN JOAQUIN

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        LES NUITS CHAUDES DU CAP FRANCAIS. Roman. Suivi d'une étude inédite de Gérard Gailly

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

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        The Legend of Rip Van Winkle

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        SHAW GIVES HIMSELF AWAY:

      Montgomeryshire, Wales: The Gregynog Press, 1939. Contents fresh, spine just very lightly faded. No. 264 of 300 copies Quarto. [v], vii-xi [i], 188p. [ii]. Illustrated with a wood engraved frontispiece portrait by John Farleigh. Printed in Baskerville type on Arnold & Foster green tinted hand-made paper. Bound by the Gregynog Press Bindery in full dark green oasis with onlaid abstract designs in orange with three symbols on the upper cover and one on the lower cover, the spine has orange titles with one raised bad with block or orange onlay in lower panel, the covers with a horizontal band on orange onlay at the bottom The binding is signed "Gregynog Press Bindery, Paul Nash".& Harrop No. 40.

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