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        THE PLAYS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: THE COMEDIES, HISTORIES & TRAGEDIES with THE POEMS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: 39 volumes plus additional material

      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1939-40; 1941. Hardcover. Spines slightly and fairly evenly darkened, corners firm. Near Fine and quite scarce . Arthur Rackham; Eric Gill; Robert Gibbings; Frans Masereel; Jean Charlot. Thirty-nine folio (8-3/4" x 13") volumes bound in gold-stamped half natural buckram, top edges gilt, with the paper sides, printed in four colors, reproducing a patterned wall painting uncovered in a room where Shakespeare might have seen and admired it. Edited by Herbert Farjeon, who created the Nonesuch edition text of Shakespeare, to restore the original typographic style and spelling; typography planned and production supervised by Bruce Rogers. Each of the 37 volumes of the plays is illustrated by one of the world's leading book artists including Arthur Rackham, Eric Gill, Robert Gibbings, Jean Charlot, and Frans Masereel. Media include wood engravings and lithographs with some hand coloring. An attempt to "produce a text such as Shakespeare himself might have passed for the printer had he personally read the proofs," and surely one of the most beautiful editions, if not the most beautiful edition, of Shakespeare ever produced. Issued unsigned. Of a total of 1950 copies printed, this is one of only 15 Presentation Copies with the publisher's blindstamp attesting to such on the colophon page where instead of a number the initials "G.M." are handwritten. Some volumes have a number crossed out and the initials written next to it. Acquired directly from the publisher's files, and most likely the publisher George Macy's very own copy. In addition to the 37 volumes published, this set also has a special bound matching volume containing all of the Commentaries for each play with a hand-typed index bound at the front listing the plays both alphabetically and in order of shipment to members. The volume perfectly matches the other 37 and is lettered on the spine: "A Shakespeare Commentary." We are aware of only one other set with a similarly bound Commetaries volume, an Office Copy, also in our possession. Along with the plays is the matching two-volume set THE POEMS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, one of 1500 copies (this also designated "G.M.") SIGNED by the designer, Bruce Rogers. Finally the folio cloth volume SHAKESPEARE: A REVIEW AND A PREVIEW and the folio leather volume TEN YEARS AND WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: A SURVEY OF THE PUBLISHING ACTIVITIES OF THE LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB FROM OCTOBER 1929 TO OCTOBER 1940 are also included.

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        MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL. Signed

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

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        THE GRAPES OF WRATH

      1939. [a handsome copy] New York: The Viking Press, (1939). Original beige cloth pictorially decorated in brown, with dust jacket. First Edition of Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning tale of the westward migration of the Okies -- and the basis of John Ford's 1940 film starring Henry Fonda as Tom Joad. This is a remarkably fine copy; the handsome wraparound pictorial jacket (indicating "first edition" and retaining the $2.75 price) is just about fine as well -- just one half-inch closed tear, and internal evidence that a small (unnecessary) piece of cellotape once resided within. Though this is not an uncommon book, it does not and cannot turn up much better than this. Goldstone & Payne A12a. Housed in a morocco-backed clamshell case.

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        The Grapes of Wrath

      Viking Press, 1939. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good. Viking Press, New York 1939. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Published April 1939 on the copyright page with no additional printings. llustrated oatmeal cloth boards. Illustrated endpaper with music lyrics to "Battle Hymn of the Republic". Book Condition: Near Fine+, clean boards and spine, clean pages, tight spine, age toning at the endpaper which is present with most copies. Dust Jacket Condition: Good+, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, original jacket priced at $2.75 at the front flap,

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        Camille Pissarro Son Art - Son Oeuvre

      Paris: Paul Rosenberg, Editeur , 1939 This is a very good two volume set of this important catalogue raisonnee of the work of Camille Pissarro. Both volumes in the original publishers blue paper wrappers, with titles in light yellow. Some restoration to spine of one volume and corner of one cover. Both volumes completely clean inside, lightly toned covers. Text in French. Volume 1:342 text pages; Volume 2: 312 plates with 1632 black & white illustrations. 12" high X 9" wide. This is a limited numbered edition of 1000 sets. . Original Wraps. Very Good.

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        THE GRAPES OF WRATH

      Heinemann ltd. London. 1939. FIRST U. K. EDITION. 8vo. (8 x 5.6 inches). A lovely bright copy in a near fine original dustwrapper which has a hint of darkening to the spine. With the scarce publishers yellow Book Society and Evening Standard wrap around band naming this as the book of the month. A lovely copy.

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

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

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        South Eastern Reporter [1st]. Vols. 1-200 (1887-1939)

      1939 - South Eastern Reporter [1st]. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing Co. Vols. 1 to 200 (1887-1939). Volumes 1 to 140, 2 vols. in 1 book. Complete set. Original publisher's cloth. Ex-library, worn. Interiors clean. Tear to head of spine to Vols. 1-2, 49-50, 63-64, 97-98, 105-106, 111-112. Withal a nice set. See digital image. * Includes opinions issued by the state courts of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Appointment with Death (Third Impression in Original dust-wrapper)

      London: Collins, 1939 scarce June 1939 third impression, unclipped DW with 4/- to flap, rubbed to edges and joints, tail of backstrip chipped, short tear top corner of front panel, small closed tear to front panel, verso of DW has some old tape rust along the edges, the tape has now been removed, does not show through to the front design, book is clean, minor adhesive offset to very edge of feps from an old plastic cover now removed, rare in the DW. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Good. 12mo - over 6? - 7? tall.

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        Poésies *

      Ph.Gonin, Paris 1939. - En feuilles 31 x 21, couverture imprimée rempliée avec lettrine gouachée main, double emboîtage demi parchemin, étui bordé, titre au dos de la chemise. L'un des 30 exemplaires numérotés du tirage unique, signé par l'artiste. Dans une calligraphie de Philippe Gonin reproduite en sépia, des images de sa femme, Claire Vergès, peintes à la main dans chaque exemplaire. Le pseudonyme d'Essertine provient du lieu d'origine de l'artiste, Essertines étant un petit village du Nord Vaudois près d'Yverdon.Epatant et rare unica.

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        L' enfer de Joseph Prudhomme. Savoir Deux Gougnottes et La Grisette et l'étudiant *

      Sans la Permission du Roy Louis-Philippe, Paris sans date (vers 1939). - Broché, couverture imprimée rempliée, étui muet, quelques accidents légers à ce dernier. L'un des 300 exemplaires numérotés sur vergé de Montval. Ravissant unica qui rime avec curiosa, finement illustré, ce qui n'est pas plus courant qu'incompatible en ce domaine, truffé d'un croquis original couleur et d'une page d'une page d'essai. La composition pré citée est une variante de la quatrième plancheCharmant ensemble de cet imagier plus connu par l'enluminure d'un autre livre érotique, "Nelly et Jean" de Marcel Valotaire, plus répandu semble-t-il, malgré un tirage quasi équivalent.[Pia 427]

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        The Grapes of Wrath

      Viking Press 1939 - Viking Press, New York 1939. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Published April 1939 on the copyright page with no additional printings. llustrated oatmeal cloth boards. Illustrated endpaper with music lyrics to "Battle Hymn of the Republic". Book Condition: Near Fine+, clean boards and spine, clean pages, tight spine, age toning at the endpaper which is present with most copies. Dust Jacket Condition: Good+, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, original jacket priced at $2.75 at the front flap, Stated First Edition at the front flap, shelf wear, chipping at the head of the spine and front panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Western Angler : An Account of Pacific Salmon and Western Trout in Two Volumes

      New York: Derrydale Press 1939, 1st edition. (Hardcover) xvii, 200 ; x, 192 pp. Very good. Red cloth with gilt title on spine and fromt board and a gilt fly on front cover. No dust jacket in a slip case with wear on rear seams. Quarto with coloured and black and white illustrations throughout text. A Limited Edition of 950 copies. This copy no. 272. Bookplate of Edward Sands Litchfield in each volume. The Pacific Northwest and British Columbia in particular are among the last strongholds of publically owned fishing in North America. It is here that the final test of the ability of an awakened people to manage its biological resorces will be staged..

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        The Grapes of Wrath

      London, Heinemann, 1939 - First Edition. The true British first edition with the rare ORIGINAL dust jacket ( not a facsimile ). Dust jacket is not price clipped and states " 8s6d." . Original pink endpapers. Both book and dust jacket are very good. There are some signs of light foxing on the leaves and edges, as well as the back of the dust jacket. The dust jacket has minor rubbing on the edges and corners but no tears or chips. There is a small black mark on the spine of the dust jacket, but overall this is still in very good condition. . Photographed as protected in mylar. Small neat shop label inside front board ( Vanity Fair of Johannesburg ). Original 8/6 price in pencil on the endpaper but otherwise no writing. This is the rare complete first edition of one of the absolutely essential books on the labour movement and left-wing thought. It also stands on its own as a piece of literature and features on most top 100 lists of books to read before you die, etc. Hardback. With dj. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'ESAME ARTISTICO E LETTERARIO, rivista fondata e diretta da ENRICO SOMARE'- seconda serie 1939-1942 TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO, Milano, L'esame, 1939

      ENRICO SOMARE'(Travedona (VA), 1889 - Milano, 1954), critico d'arte, poeta e scrittore. fu il fondatore, direttore ed anima (tra difficoltà economiche) di una splendida rivista cresciuta nel mondo di BOTTEGA DI POESIA. Quella era la PRIMA SERIE ed il suo ambito era nel mondo letterario ed artistico. A distanza di circa 15 anni, Somarè riapre l'avventiura con questa seconda serie che ha però un taglio più orientato all'arte , pittura e scultura. L'editore è Rizzoli e non più il mondo di Bottega di Poesia. I fascicoli sono caratterizzati da una copiosa presenza di riproduzioni anche in tavole fuori testo in b/n ed a colori di questi grandi artisti : Andreotti Libero, Bertini Giuseppe, Carcano Filippo, Ciardi Guglielmo, Cornienti Cherubino, Esposito Gaetano, Fattori Giovanni, Ferroni Egisto, Fontanesi Antonio, Ghittoni Francesco, Gigante e Dal Bono, Lega Silvestro, Leonardo da Vinci, Mancini Antonio, Marussig Piero, Palizzi Filippo, Palizzi Giuseppe, Pelizza da Volpedo, Pelliccioli Mauro, Rosso Medardo, Segantini Giovanni, Signorini Telemaco. Sinopico Primo ed altri. Importanti gli scritti critici e di presentazione di Cantarella Raffaele, Carpi Aldo, Carusi Enrico, Flora Francesco, Linati Carlo, Mazzucchetti Lavinia, Piantanida Sandro, Regazzoni GianLuigi, Saponaro Michele, Schettini Alfredo e numerosi ed importanti sono poi quelli dello stesso SOMARE'. Il dettaglio della collezione : formato 23 x 31 , copertine celesti, pagine variabili. ANNO 1939 SECONDA SERIE num. 1 - marzo , pp. 1-71 con 64 riproduzioni e 7 tav. a colori. num. 2 - maggio, pp. 72-180 con 100 riproduzioni. num. 3 - luglio , pp. 181-250 con 60 riproduzioni. num. 4 - ottobre - pp. 251-306, con 32 riproduzioni e 4 tav. a colori. num. 5-6 - dicembre- p- 307- 391 con 72 riproduzioni, 3 tav. a colori e indice annata '39. ANNO 1940 - LA RIVISTA NON E' USCITA. ANNO 1941 - num. 1-2 - gennaio - aprile - pp., 1-91 con 69 illustrazioni e 8 tavole a colori. num. 3-4 - maggio - agosto - pp. 1-66 con 37 riproduzioni e 7 tavole a colori. num. 5-6 - sett- dicembre - pp. 1-64 con 54 riproduzioni e 9 tavole a colori. ANNO 1942 (ultimo uscito) num. 1-3 - gennaio - giugno - pp.1-55 con 53 riproduzioni e 19 tav. a colori. num. 4-6 - luglio - dicembre - pp.1-48 con 8 riproduzioni e 7 tav. a colori inseriti gli indici delle annate 1941 e 1942. La collezione, in buone condizioni è offerta

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        Gesammelte Werke

      Mchn., Langen Müller (1939-41).. 8 Bde. Mit 1 Portr. OHalbfranzbde. in rot. Leder m. Rückensch. u. -goldpräg., Marmor. Bezugspapier. Bde. 3 u. 4. mit Kopfgoldschnitt. Tadelloses Expl. EA. W.-G. II 53 - Eines v. 200 num. Expl. d. Vorzugsausgabe auf Hadernpapier. Mit eh. Sign. d. Autors. - Bd. 1: Das gottgelobte Herz. Paracelsus, 1. Teil. Bd. 2: Paracelsus, 2. u. 3. Teil. Bd. 3: Meister Joachim Pausewang. Amor Dei. Bd. 4: Montsalvasch. Das Lächeln der Penaten. Bd. 5: Reps. Erzählungen und Legenden. Bd. 6: Dramen und Gedichte. Bd. 7: Die Bauhütte. Bd. 8: Aufsätze, Vorträge und Reden.

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        Nip and Tuck

      Philadelphia: The Penn Publishing Company, 1939. A LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF THIS BOOK, 74 COPIES, HAS BEEN SPECIALLY MADE FOR AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, #38/74. Lacks slipcase. 182pp, bound in full goat leather, gilt bright, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, binding and hinges tight. NO OWNERSHIP, NOR LABELS. Illustrated throughout.. BOOK SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. First Edition. Hard Cover. VERY GOOD ++. Illus. by Fuller, Art. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Kunstmappe anlässlich der Schweizerischen Landesausstellung 1939 in Zürich herausgegeben vom "Graphischen Kabinett" *

      Kunsthaus, Zürich (1939). - En feuilles sous cartable demi-toile à attache 48 x 40, plats marbrés, rabats toilés. Légère décharge de quelques passes sur les estampes. Portefeuille ni connu ni répandu de ce côté-ci de la barrière de röstis, malgré la présence de quelques welsches. [Cailler et Darel 194-195; Gindrat 20bis] Édition originale. L'un des 200 exemplaires numérotés sur simili Japon, après 50 Japon véritable.

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        Cahiers de chansons de Jean Lapipe, quartier-maître à bord de la Pétulante et de Jean Louis Postollec, timonier à bord de la Finette. Sous le commandement du Capitaine de Frégate Comte Bossoir de Paravane. Chansons côté Dames ; chansons côté Hommes

      Sans Lieu: Vive la Marine Française, 1939. Livre. Illus. by [Bernard Roy]. Très bon. En Feuilles. Ed. limitée. In-folio. Sl, Vive la Marine française, 1939. 35 x 27 cm, 80 ff. abondamment illustrés en couleurs, en feuilles sous double portefeuille en demi-toile grège à rabats et lanières imprimées, avec d'un côté 21 chants marins "côté dames" et 19 chansons érotiques "côté hommes" de l'autre. Seconde édition et première édition collective. Edition strictement hors commerce limitée à 100 exemplaires, celui-ci n° 30. Très amusant et rare. Bel exemplaire malgré la lanière "côté hommes" déchirée en queue..

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        Systems of Logic Based on Ordinals.

      C.F. Hodgson & Son, London 1939 - First edition, the incredibly rare offprint issue, and the copy of Robin Gandy, of Turing’s PhD thesis, "one of the key documents in the history of mathematics and computer science" (Appel), and perhaps Turing’s most formidable paper. "Systems of logic based on ordinals is a profound work of first rank importance. Among its achievements are the exploration of a means of circumventing Gödel’s incompleteness theorems; the introduction of the concept of an ‘oracle machine,’ thereby opening the field of relative computability; and, in the wake of the demolition of the Hilbert programme (by Gödel, Turing and Church), an analysis of the place of intuition in mathematics and logic" (Copeland, p. 126)."Turing’s 1938 Princeton PhD thesis, Systems of logic based on ordinals, which includes his notion of an oracle machine, has had a lasting influence on computer science and mathematics. A work of philosophy as well as mathematics, Turing’s thesis envisions a practical goal – a logical system to formalize mathematical proofs so that they can be checked mechanically. If every step of a theorem could be verified mechanically, the burden on intuition would be limited to the axioms. Turing’s vision of ‘constructive systems of logic for practical use’ has become reality: in the twenty-first century, automated ‘formal methods’ are now routine" (Appel). Turing studied at King’s College, Cambridge, becoming a Fellow in 1935. In that year he attended the logic lectures of the topologist M. H. A. Newman, from which he learned of the Entscheidungsproblem: Could there exist, at least in principle, a definite method or process by which it could be decided whether any given mathematical assertion was provable? His negative answer to this question was published in 1936 as On computable numbers, with an application to the Entscheidungsproblem,’ shortly after Alonzo Church at Princeton had published his own solution. Turing’s paper, containing the description of his ‘universal machine,’ is now recognized as the founding theoretical work of modern computer science. "It was only natural that the mathematician M. H. A. Newman should suggest that Turing come to Princeton to work with Church. Some of the greatest logicians in the world, thinking about the issues that in later decades became the foundation of computer science, were in Princeton’s (old) Fine Hall in the 1930s: Gödel, Church, Stephen Kleene, Barkley Rosser, John von Neumann, and others. In fact, it is hard to imagine a more appropriate place for Turing to have pursued graduate study. After publishing his great result on computability, Turing spent two years (1936–38) at Princeton, writing his PhD thesis on ‘ordinal logics’ with Church as his adviser. "[In his PhD thesis], Turing turns his attention from computation to logic. Gödel and Church would not have called themselves computer scientists: they were mathematical logicians; and even Turing, when he got his big 1936 result ‘On computable numbers,’ was answering a question in logic posed by Hilbert in 1928. Turing’s thesis, Systems of Logic Based on Ordinals, takes Gödel’s stunning incompleteness theorems as its point of departure. Gödel had shown that if a formal axiomatic system (of at least minimal expressive power) is consistent, then it cannot be complete. And not only is the system incomplete, but the formal statement of the consistency of the system is true and unprovable if the system is consistent. Thus if we already have informal or intuitive reasons for accepting the axioms of the system as true, then we ought to accept the statement of its consistency as a new axiom. And then we can apply the same considerations to the new system; that is, we can iterate the process of adding consistency statements as new axioms. In his thesis, Turing investigated that process systematically by iterating it into the constructive transfinite, taking unions of logical systems at limit ordinal notations. His main result was that one can thereby overcom [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Step by Step 1936–1939

      London: Thornton Butterworth Ltd.,, 1939. Octavo (214 × 138 mm). Contemporary blue half morocco, spine gilt in compartments, red morocco labels, blue cloth sides, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Folding map of Europe at the rear. Binding very lightly rubbed, spine a little faded, light spotting to edges of text block, early leaves, and map. A very good copy. First edition, first impression of this volume of Churchill's weekly commentaries arguing against appeasement, first published in the Evening Standard and subsequently syndicated throughout Europe. Described in the jacket blurb as "this luminous survey of our own amazing and perilous times." On receiving his copy from Churchill, Clement Atlee wrote; "It must be a melancholy satisfaction to you to see how right you were."

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        Goodbye To Berlin ( Superb Condition )

      Hogarth Press 1939 - A First UK printing published by Hogarth Press in 1939.The BOOK is in Fine condition - absolutely stunning for its age.The oatmeal cloth boards are clean and unmarked.The text block is clean and the vibrant crimson top-stain very bright and unfaded.The red lettering on the spine is bright and unfaded.There is the merest hint of offsetting to the end papers.Apart from one small fox spot to the half title page,the book is clean and free from inscriptions and marks.Sadly NO Dust jacket accompanies this book.Exceptional copy and extremely scarce as such - The nicest copy we have handled and you would be hard pushed to find another one in such collectible condition.A key title of 20th century literature.ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Books into Film] Goodbye to Berlin [Sally Bowles]

      London: Hogarth Press, 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. First Impression of these "Brilliant sketches of a society in decay" (Orwell). 8vo: 317,[1]pp. Publisher's coarsely woven oatmeal-colored cloth, spine stamped crimson with matching top-stain. Near Fine, cloth and edges dust-soiled, lettering slightly faded, but pages clean, tight and bright. According to Woolmer (451), only 3350 copies were printed. A series of six loosely interconnected character sketches that unfold against the backdrop of the doomed Weimar Republic. Despite Isherwood’s disclaimer, Goodbye to Berlin is firmly rooted in his biography; all the principle characters were inspired by people he had known. Isherwood originally envisioned a sweeping Tolstoyan novel combining the characters from Goodbye to Berlin and Mr. Norris Changes Trains (in fact, both novels are often packaged as The Berlin Stories and both were later adapted for stage and film, most memorably in the Tony Award-winning musical Cabaret [1966] and the film of the same name [1972], for which Liza Minnelli won an Academy Award. "Written in the shadow of the Second World War, [Goodbye to Berlin] offers a valedictory portrait of the demimonde of Berlin, commemorating the 'decadent' bars and nightclubs that were subsequently closed by the Nazis, and immortalizing the people—Jews and homosexuals—who were most at risk under the Third Reich." (Literary Encyclopedia) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.&

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        Camille Pissarro, Son Art - Son Oeuvre, 2 Volumes

      Paris: Paul Rosenberg, Editeur, 1939. IN GOOD CONDITION. With 1,632 Illustrations. LIMITED EDITION, #868 of 1000 copies, uniformly bound in blue cloth, with gilt lettering, binding tight. Covers show upper backstrip tear on Vol. II, inner hinges cracked. With the bookplates of Nicolas de Koenigsberg. . First Edition. Hard Cover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Design No. 429. Jan. 19, 1939

      Detroit: January 19, 1939. Colored pencil, pastel and gouache on black construction paper. Signed and dated with an inscription: "Design No. 429. Jan. 19 1939.". 11 5/8 x 19 5/8 inches. Framed. 20 3/4 x 26 3/4 inches. Minimal pre-war concept car by Herb Newport Herbert J. Newport, Jr. (1907- 1991). Herb Newport went to work at Duesenberg in the 1920s. From 1932-35, he was the Chief Designer. During this period he designed Duesenbergs for Clark Gable and for Gary Cooper. After leaving Duesenberg, Newport opened his own design studio and worked as a consultant for Nash, Chrysler and others, branching out into all sorts of industrial design. This design was probably done for Hudson (despite a label of a previous owner that suggests it was a design for Nash), as it bears more resemblance to the 1939 and 1940 Hudson Terraplane convertibles than it does to the Nash convertibles of that time. The drawing has a couple of unusual features, one being the headlight at the nose of the hood, complemented by small parking lights where headlights would usually be found. The other unusual feature is the rather threatening egg tooth in the middle of the front bumper. The design is conveyed in a most dramatic fashion, in simple red, white and gray lines on a deep black construction paper, underlined by a thicker red line that contains the title, date and signature and a logo "Styling for Industry". This was the period in which "streamlining" and "ultra-streamlining" came into fashion, and one is reminded of the effects of a stream on anything that sits in its path long enough.

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        Changing New York

      E.P. Dutton. Hardcover. New York, 1939. First edition. Abbott's classic work on New York in a bright, very good example of the scarce dustjacket. The book unfortunately has significant condition issues from exposure to moisture, with dampstaining to pages, mustiness, and tears from a number of pages being stuck together. The jacket is very good minus with some small chips of about a half an inch to head and heel of spine, some small chips of about a quarter of an inch to top of rear panel, a tiny closed tear to seam and some dampstaining only visible from rear. Remains bright and attractive. . Fair. 1939. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Auger Down Books]
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        ORIGINAL ART: DIRK'S DOG BELLO

      - WIESE,KURT. ORIGINAL ART: DIRK'S DOG BELLO. Offered here is a nice large original pen and ink and charcoal drawing from Meindert DeJong's second book Dirk's Dog Bello published by Harper Brothers in 1939. It measures 8 x 12" signed and matted. It is signed again and titled on the matte. The book takes place in a North Sea town in Holland. The image shows 2 men and a boy talking. The town is in the background.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        The Dark Horse

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1939. Fine copy but for lightly bumped spine extremities, and darkened paste downs, ( as is common to this title) The jacket is quite yellowed, bu has only light traces of wear to extremities. No chips... First Printing of the First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Renaissance Books]
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        Oriental Assembly

      Williams and Norgate Ltd., London 1939 - Bound in biege cloth with gilt title to spine, illustrated with black and white photographic plates. Paper yellowing slightly. Dust jacket with spine darkened, only slight rubbing to corners and hinges, and with a small scuff to spine. A beautiful copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB]
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        The Local ( Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone )

      Cassell 1939 - First UK printing published by Cassell in 1939.The BOOK is in VERY GOOD + condition.Original two-colour printed paper boards are lightly marked.The spine is missing as invariably is the case with this title due to the restrictions on quality of war time production.The boards are however firmly attached and the book is tight.The book is free from inscriptions and the pages are clean.Frontispiece, titlepage, xvi ~+ 51 pages, with all 14 other illustrations (including one double-page spread) in very good condition.The Ardizzone illustrations, printed at the Curwen Press in stunning chromolithography,retain their vitality. Among the named pubs illustrated are the Spread Eagle in Thame, the Warrington in Maida Vale, the Red Lion at Barnes, the Goat just off Bond Street.The text, together with the Glossary of Terms commonly used in connection with the London Pubs, remain a wonderful insight and are added to by the wonderful Ardizzone lithos.A very rare title to find in any collectable condition and a key Ardizzone title.ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ashtonrarebooks]
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        The Local

      Cassell and Co. Ltd, London, 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Edward Ardizzone. Boards lightly marked and rubbed ( see images).Contents clean and crisp with no defects of note. Size: Octavo (standard book size). .. Illustrator: Edward Ardizzone. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 15271..

      [Bookseller: Bygone Books]
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        Konvolut von drei Karten auf Stoff: Ad 1, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan: El Geteina. Africa Sheet 55-F. Scale 1:250,000. Drawn by S. Shaoul. Exd. by O. M. A. Originally drawn Dec. 1941. Corrected Feb. 1949. [.] Ad 2, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan: Wad Medani. Africa Sheet 55-G. Scale 1:250,000. Drawn by S. Saoul. Exd. by S. ud Din. Dec. 1939. [.] Ad 3, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan: Sennar. Africa Sheet 55-K. Scale 1:250,000. Drawn by M. Iskander. Exd. by S. S. Febr. 1943. [.]

      Stanford & Survey of Egypt,, London - Giza, 1939 - London - Giza, Stanford & Survey of Egypt, (1939 - 1949). In engl. Sprache und einseitig auf Stoff (Leinen bzw. Baumwolle) gedruckt [Kartengröße ca. 46 x 67 cm], z. T. farbig. - Fleckig, Ränder etw. fransig. Gefaltet. - Zusammengestellt und gedruckt wurden die Karten vom Survey Office in Khartoum. Der Sudan war ab 1899 als anglo-ägyptisches Kondominium konstituiert unter einem engl. Generalgouverneur, bis er 1953 in die Unabhängigkeit trat. Englisch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        A play in four acts: Danton's death / by Georg Buchner. Translated by Stephen Spender

      London : Faber & Faber, 1939. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : 2 p. Gbs. , 7-142, [1] p ; 23 cm. Notes: At head of title: Translated by Stephen Spender and Goronwy Rees. "First published in March MCMXXXIX." Subject: Danton, Georges Jacques, 1759-1794 - Drama. Finely bound in modern gilt-blocked cloth; tight, bright, clean and strong. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. SIGNED; Spender's inscribed presentation copy to Cecil Day Lewis: March 1939.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Last Days of Madrid : The End of the Second Spanish Republic

      Peter Davies, London 1939 - Also 1st English edition. 302pp. Black cloth/red lettering. Portrait frontispiece. By the Army Officer who with others overthrew the previous government. Very light foxing on prelims, otherwise Near Fine. No dj. Very Scarce. At 258 Creek Road Greenwich we are open 7 days weekly 1pm to 4pm at least, often later; with a large stock covering most subjects, vintage books, paintings and prints. All overseas orders sent by airmail. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Greenwich Book Place]
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        THE BIGGLES OMNIBUS

      Published by Oxford University Press, Humphrey Milford, 1939. Hardback. Very Good/Fair/Poor. Slightly better than very good condition in a dustwrapper in fair condition. Containing three Biggles stories: Biggles Flies East, Biggles Hits The Trail and Biggles & Co.. Brown pictorial cloth. A thick volume. 1st Reprint. Some foxing to outer page edges else a lovely bright clean copy. Remains of very scarce pictorial wrapper present. The wrapper is torn with lots of small area of loss - plus the main loss is too the top of the spine going from a depth of 6cm to 2cm across the spine back to front. Title to front flap of wrapper has pencil ticks next to them. [R]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        Paul Landacre Signed Bookplate

      Los Angeles: Paul Landacre (Privately Printed) , 1939. Matted in Rag Board Signed Proof Copy A fine original signed proof copy for bookplate for Elizabeth Watson Diamond. Engraved woodblock print (4 x 6.5 inches. Sheet size: 5.25 x 8 inches). Signed in pencil by Landacre on lower right. "This is a bookplate that can be readily classified as a print". Butler, W.J. & D.J. : The Golden Era of American Bookplate Design.

      [Bookseller: Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books, ABAA]
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        Pale Horse, Pale Rider

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company,, 1939. Three Short Novels. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to upper board and spine in black. With the dust jacket. Spine tanned, with light spotting to covers and endpapers. A very good copy, internally fresh, in the somewhat rubbed and marked jacket. First edition thus, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Katherine Anne, September 25, 1965, Washington D.C., with love". With the ownership signature of the poet Barbara Howes, and the bookplate of Howes and her husband William Jay Smith, sometime United States poet laureate. Contains, loosely inserted, a holograph letter signed (dated 14 May 1965) from the author thanking them for her birthday poem and asking them to come and visit her in Washington because "I am not well and cannot go out". It is assumed that the poem mentioned is William Jay Smith's "A friend laughing: a rose for Katherine Anne Porter", published (27 June 1965) in the Washington Star in celebration of Porter's 75th birthday, and that this book was inscribed for the couple when they came to visit her in Washington. A charming document of a close literary friendship.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Johnny Got His Gun (First Edition, review copy)

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1939. First Edition. First Edition. REVIEW COPY, with publisher's review slip tipped in at the front endpaper, and in a variant trial jacket. Near Fine in a bright, Very Good or better dust jacket. Jacket is an early review issue, just a bit taller than the book, with only two reviews on the rear flap (the first trade edition has three), and shows some moderate fray at the spine ends and corners, but no significant loss--presents quite well overall. Trumbo would go on to adapt his novel to film (as both screenwriter and director) over thirty years after its publication, in 1971.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Nuzi: The Report of the Excavations at Yorgan Tepa near Kirkuk, Iraq, 1927-1931, by Harvard University in conjunction with the American Schools of Oriental Research and the University Museum of Philadelphia. (Complete)

      Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1939. First edition. Hardcover. Fine. 2 volumes. Folio. Original maroon cloth, gilt spine titles. Volume I is text; Volume II contains the plates and the plans, most of the latter folding. Only the slightest rubbing at the corners else this is a fine set. 141 plates and 44 plans. Scarce.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS) WITH AN ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR

      16 Oct. 1939. Letter. Normal creases from folding. Fine. A 2-page letter of @250 words on both sides of one sheet of paper in Flagg's hand addressed to "My poor dear Sucker" [Willis Birchman: author, illustrator, and friend of Flagg's]. With an ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR at the top of the letter of a standing man with a large heart for a head nonchalantly tossing aside his human head. Flagg explains that the cartoon is his reaction to news from Birchman regarding an apparent boarder and the disruption in his life. Flagg refers to a movie he made that he wishes to show Birchman about a visitor who came for a weekend and stayed seven years. SIGNED "Monty," as he often did when writing to Birchman. Flagg, the epitome of the bohemian artist (certainly this letter gives a good taste of that), was a master of portrait studies and incisive caricatures. He created many posters for the government and is best known for his famous "I Want You" Uncle Sam recruiting poster, an American icon. He was elected to the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame in 1980.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Sheba's Daughters

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., , 1939. being a record of travel in Southern Arabia. With an appendix on the rock inscriptions by A.F.L. Beeston. Large octavo. Original green cloth, title gilt to spine together with Athena's owl. Frontispiece and 46 other plates, folding map at the rear. Boards severely mottled as usual, spotting to endpapers and occasionally to the text, about very good. First Edition. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "To G.L. Bates with the author's thanks and good wishes. H.St.J.B. Philby, 1/5/39." George Latimer Bates was an eminent ornithologist, naturalist, author of a Handbook of Birds of West Africa. Bates had spent some 25 years in West Africa supporting himself by supplying specimens to the Natural History Museum. After the publication of his book he began to assist the Museum in cataloguing the bird samples being sent back from Arabia by Philby. Following an invitation from Philby, Bates taught himself Arabic and went out to join him in 1934, partly to assist in collecting specimens, but also to carry out research for a book on the birds of Arabia. Although he contributed several papers on regional species to Ibis, the book was never published, but after his death in 1940 the manuscript was used by Meinertzhagen in the production of Birds of Arabia. A few marginal notes in Bates's hand. Philby presentation copies are decidedly uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Deeds Ill Done

      M.S. Mill New York: M.S. Mill. 1939. First. First edition. Octavo. 253pp. About near fine in slightly cocked spine and touch of bumping at the spine ends in about very good dustwrapper with wear at the extremities, some small chipping and tears at the spine folds, and sunning to the spine. Inscribed by Seifert to the family of her sister, the prolific author Elizabeth Seifert. Adele Seifert's first solo book (following another mystery she co-wrote with her other sister Shirley). A wonderful association copy of a scarce mystery. OCLC locates no copies. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Resonance in Uranium and Thorium Disintegration and the Phenomenon of Nuclear Fission. WITH: Mechanism of Nuclear Fission. WITH: Fission of Protactinium

      Lancaster and New York: American Physical Society. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine. FIRST EDITIONS of Bohr's important 1939 papers on nuclear fission and essential papers in the history of the atomic bomb; includes his extremely influential paper identifying U-235 as the necessary isotope for a nuclear fission chain reaction. "Bohr's American trip of January-May 1939 fueled much of the scientific speculation about a uranium bomb. After first electrifying the Americans with his news of Frisch's hypothesis, Bohr had come up with a theory of his own about the nature of uranium fission. At a breakfast conversation in Princeton on 5 February 1939 it suddenly occurred to Bohr that nearly all the observed fission in uranium was due to a rare isotope, U235, present in natural uranium only in proportion of roughly 1 to 140, virtually the whole of the remainder being composed of U238. In two brilliant papers of February and August 1939 [published in , Bohr argued that the plentiful isotope U238 would index fission, but only with fast neutrons of a high energy, most neutrons either being simply captured by the U238 nucleus or rebounding 'inelastically' after a collision, as a result of which they frequently lost energy and so became unable to cause fission in subsequent collisions. The factors of simple capture and collision without fission were dominant enough to render dependence on U238 fission alone an unfeasible source of power. But this did not hold for U235. The latter's nuclei were easily fissioned by slow neutrons (as well as by the even slower thermal neutrons). This insight had the effect of channeling the interest of physicists into the phenomenon of slow-neutron fission in U235, somewhat eclipsing the study of fast neutrons… Shortly after his remarkable insight, Bohr discussed with his Princeton friends the possibility of an atomic bomb, which he clearly understood would have to depend on U235 fission" (Paul Lawrence Rose, Heisenberg and the Nazi Atomic Bomb Project). For a detailed discussion of the Bohr papers, see: Rhodes, The Making of the Atomic Bomb, pp. 287-314. IN: The Physical Review, (418-420) vol 55 no. 4 (February 15, 1939), pp. 418-20; Mechanism of Nuclear Fission, vol 56, no. 15 (September 1, 1939), pp. 426-50; vol 56, no. 10 (November 15, 1939), pp. 1065-66. Quarto, original wrappers. A little age-toning around edges, otherwise fine.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        The War illustrated : complete record of the conflict by land and sea and in the air / edited by Sir John Hammerton [complete in 10 volumes]

      London : Amalgamated Press, 1939-1947, 1939. 1st Edition. Physical description: 10 v. : illus. ; 29 cm. Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Pictorial works -- Periodicals -- Second World War. Notes: Originally published throughout the conflict in 255 parts (varying from weekly to fortnightly), and subsequently issued in bound volumes as here. Includes frontispieces and titles toned in sepia, and many thousands of photographs, illustrations and maps (many toned in sepia or blue). Contents: Vol. 1: (parts 1-20); Vol. 2: (parts 21-44); Vol. 3: (parts 45-70); Vol. 4: (parts 71-100); Vol. 5: (parts 101-130); Vol. 6: (parts 131-155); Vol. 7: (parts 156-180); Vol. 8: (parts 181-205); Vol. 9: (parts 206-230); Vol. 10: (parts 231-255). Each volume has its own detailed and comprehensive index; the final volume contains a colour, decorative family Roll of Honour intended for completion by the purchaser (blank in this set). Very good copies in the original plum cloth bindings. Spines and front boards tooled and lettered in gilt and black. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The War Illustrated. Complete Record of the Conflict by Land and Sea and in the Air. SPLENDID SET IN PUBLISHER'S PICTORIAL BINDING

      Amalgamated Press, [1939-1947]. 10 vols., roy. 8vo., First Edition, with frontispieces and titles toned in sepia, and many thousands of photographs, illustrations and maps (many toned in sepia or blue); publisher's original binding of pictorial plum cloth, upper boards and backstrips elaborately lettered and blocked in gilt and black, ALL ORIGINAL WRAPPERS PRESERVED, covers lightly dust-soiled else a remarkably well-preserved bright, clean, crisp set with virtually no sign of the usual spotting and fading. Splendid set of Hammerton's monumental pictorial history of WWII. It was published throughout the conflict in 255 parts (varying from weekly to fortnightly), and subsequently issued in bound volumes as here. It is sometimes found in later, plain or home-made bindings; complete sets in the original elaborate bindings are scarce, especially in this condition. The set comprises Vol. 1: (parts 1-20); Vol. 2: (parts 21-44); Vol. 3: (parts 45-70); Vol. 4: (parts 71-100); Vol. 5: (parts 101-130); Vol. 6: (parts 131-155); Vol. 7: (parts 156-180); Vol. 8: (parts 181-205); Vol. 9: (parts 206-230); Vol. 10: (parts 231-255). Each volume has its own detailed and comprehensive index; the final volume contains an illuminated family ROH intended for completion by the purchaser (blank in this set). IN THIS CONDITION, A RARE SURVIVAL OF A SCARCE AND IMPORTANT WORK. . Catalogs: military: ww2.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        IN GOOD KING CHARLES'S GOLDEN DAYS. A HISTORY LESSON

      London: Constable and Co Ltd, (1939). First Edition. Hardcover. Joints frayed and splitting but covers still tight. Chipping to the darkened spine heel and head with slight loss of lettering at top. Still Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper. Laurence A237a: issue in pictorial boards. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half title page and dated by him 9 November 1939 to his secretary of thirty years Blanche Patch. Bookplate of noted Shaw collector Harold C. Ackert on the front pastedown. A superb Shaw association copy.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        An American Exodus: A Record of Human Erosion

      New York: Reynal and Hitchcock, 1939. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Hardcover in dust jacket. Small 4to. First edition, second issue, with Voltaire quote on rear. Book has a touch of wear to foot of spine but is otherwise crisp and clean in black cloth boards with bright gilt on front and spine. Very slight musty odor. Dust jacket is price-clipped, with discreet tape reinforcement at top and bottom of spine. Edges are without chips or tears. There is a inch-long chip at spine, affecting both Lange and Taylor's names. An extremely nice copy of this celebrated book. 158 pp. In protective Mylar.

      [Bookseller: Warwick Books]
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