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        Some Buried Caesar

      Farrar & Rinehart New York: Farrar & Rinehart. (1939). First. First edition. A worn but sound, good copy without dustwrapper. Owner's utilitarian-looking label on the front fly, as well as another label on which Stout has Inscribed the book to the owner in 1962. A scarce and desirable title, with a "sort-of" inscription. .

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

      The Obelisk Press Paris: The Obelisk Press, 1939. First Edition. Octavo. Original publisher's wrappers printed in red and black; 367pp. Bookplate signed by Henry Miller laid in at front endpaper. Neat ownership signature to front endpaper ("S. Lewis Rand / Paris / 1945").Price elided on front flap, with new price stamped on spine (as on most copies); moderate creasing, wear and toning to wrapper edges and spine; small (ca 1/2") triangular chip to base of rear cover; just Very Good. In custom cloth slipcase. The third volume in Miller's renowned Obelisk Trilogy, which included Tropic of Cancer (1934) and Black Spring (1936). Like all of Miller's collaborations with Jack Kahane's Obelisk Press, this is a fragile book, rarely found in good condition; the present example shows ample evidence of use, but is still a presentable and complete copy.

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        Foundations of Logic and Mathematics.

      Chicago, The University of Chicago Press, (1939). 8vo. In the original blue printed wrappers. A very nice and clean copy - near mint. VIII, 71 pp.. First printing of Carnap's seminal publication of his semantical period. Here Carnap presents a clear and detailed account of the application of logic and mathematics in empirical science and the central importance of the analytic/synthetic distinction herein.Carnap thought that the logic of science could be fruitfully applied to the problems of quantum theory as well. In particular, the final sections of Foundations of Logic and Mathematics (1939, §§24, 25) suggest that the vexed question of the "interpretation" of the wave-function can be resolved by appreciating that theories of modern mathematical physics operate with "abstract" terms which are implicitly defined, in the manner of Hilbert, in an axiomatic system (and thus require no "intuitive" or "visualizable" meaning) but which still relate to empirical phenomena (experimental measurements) indirectly. (Cambridge Companion to Carnap).These thoughts anticipate Carnap's later conception of the "partial interpretation" of theoretical terms.Rudolf Carnap (born 1891 in Ronsdorf, Germany, died 1970 in Santa Monica, California) was an immensely influential analytic philosopher, who has contributed decisively to the fields of logic, epistemology, semantics, philosophy of science, and philosophy of language. He was one of the leading figures of the Vienna Circle, and a prominent logical positivist. He studied philosophy, physics and mathematics at the universities of Berlin and Freiburg, and worked at the universities of Jena, Vienna and Prague until 1935, when he, due to the war, emigrated to the U.S., where he became an American citizen in 1941. In America he became professor of the University of Chicago

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        Reuter & Reuter presenterar Duke Ellington and his famous orchestra

      - skaparen av en ny stil inom den moderna musiken. Åhlén & Åkerlunds Boktr. Stockholm 1939. Illustrerad. Omslag + 8 s. Klammerhäftad och med "original guldsnodd". Inlagan har lossnat från omslagets klammrar. Reva i nedre marginalen. Signerad av Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges, Billy Taylor, Wallace Jones, Charles Williams vid spelningen i Furuvik 1939. Cover + 8 pages stapled and tied with "golden thread". 31 x 24 cm.. Från Duke Ellingtons första turné i Sverige 1939. Inscribed program (for names see above) from Duke Ellingtons first tour in Sweden in 1939. Names collected at Furuvik, Sweden

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      1939. 1. TUDOR,TASHA. ALEXANDER THE GANDER. NY: Oxford Univ. Press (1939). 16mo, green polka-dotted cloth, fine in VG dust wrapper with light soil and edge wear. 1st edition (1st printing) of Tudor's second book after Pumpkin Moonshine. This is a Calico Book with calligraphy by Hilda Scott (pictorial initials by Tudor) and with full page color illustrations by Tudor facing each page of text plus pictorial endpapers and title page. Rare.

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        The War Illustrated. Complete Record of the Conflict by Land and Sea and in the Air. SPLENDID SET IN PUBLISHER'S PICTORIAL BINDING

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

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      1939. Paperback. 1. (DENSLOW,W.W.)illus. ORIGINAL ART: THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN TOSSED UP IN A BASKET FROM MOTHER GOOSE. Offered here is a large and wonderful finished pen and ink drawing for Ye Old Time Nursery Rhymes by Mother Goose. Although the book with this title was actually published in 1939 by Baldwin & Strachan in Buffalo when the art was re-discovered (after Denslow's death), the art itself was most likely executed circa 1910 when Denslow was actively illustrating advertising booklets. In their bibliography of Denslow, Greene and Hearn write about this art as follows: "The drawings were discovered in 1939 in the scrapbook of one William W. Reed. Since a man named Horace Reed was connected with Niagra Lithograph Company, it is likely that Denslow drew the pictures for one of his advertising pamphlets. The pictures first appeared in Youth Magazine, a hand-out to patrons of Dodd's Dairy in Buffalo. In issue eleven, this pamphlet was announced as available from Dodd's milkmen for ten cents." Executed on Strathmore drawing board measuring 19 1/2" wide x 14 1/2" high, the image nearly fills the entire space, signed by Denslow with his characteristic seahorse design. This is a rare opportunity to own very fine published work by Denslow.

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      1939. Paperback. 1. (DENSLOW,W.W.)illus. ORIGINAL ART: THERE WAS A LITTLE MAN WHO HAD A LITTLE GUN FROM MOTHER GOOSE. Offered here is a large and wonderful finished pen and ink drawing for Ye Old Time Nursery Rhymes by Mother Goose. Although the book with this title was actually published in 1939 by Baldwin & Strachan in Buffalo when the art was re-discovered (after Denslow's death), the art itself was most likely executed circa 1910 when Denslow was actively illustrating advertising booklets. In their bibliography of Denslow, Greene and Hearn write about this art as follows: "The drawings were discovered in 1939 in the scrapbook of one William W. Reed. Since a man named Horace Reed was connected with Niagra Lithograph Company, it is likely that Denslow drew the pictures for one of his advertising pamphlets. The pictures first appeared in Youth Magazine, a hand-out to patrons of Dodd's Dairy in Buffalo. In issue eleven, this pamphlet was announced as available from Dodd's milkmen for ten cents." Executed on Strathmore drawing board measuring 19 1/2" wide x 14 1/2" high, the image nearly fills the entire space, signed by Denslow with his characteristic seahorse design. This is a rare opportunity to own very fine published work by Denslow.

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        Arts et métiers graphiques 68, 15 mai 1939 [metiers]

      FREE domestic or international shipping with direct order. **Paris, 1939. Gorgeous linocut plate, "La sieste," after Matisse, & double-spread, gate-fold woodcut by Henri Lespinasse + 2 other hors-texte plates and profuse illustrations throughout. Texts by Federico Garcia Lorca, by J.E. Pouterman on Diaghilev, by Th. Stahly on typographic designs, and others. 30.8 x 24.5 cm. Original decorated paper covers.. This exceptional issue of a superb periodical is near fine and in better than usual condition. The head of the backstrip is chipped less than a centimeter, and there are a couple of very pale stains on the front cover. The issue is printed on several kinds of paper, and some, inevitably, have browned in seventy years. The Lespinasse woodcut is creased along its outer margin but without affecting the image. Otherwise, the interior is excellent. The Matisse image is a reclining nude in line. First the printer laid down a background of pale orange. Then the plate was printed over it in a rich black. The resulting orange lines form the negative image.

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        Design No. 429. Jan. 19, 1939

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

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        The D.A. Draws a Circle (First Edition, inscribed)

      William Morrow New York: William Morrow, 1939. First printing of this edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper: "To Noni / Who wrote it / From the guy who paid her for doing it / Erle Stanley Gardner." According to Dorothy Hughes' biography of Gardner, Noni Bibler was one of Gardner's early assistants, and apparently took much of the manuscript from dictation. Near Fine in a Very Good or better dust jacket. Dampstain at the bottom right corner of the front board, affecting the jacket verso in the same spot; otherwise only lightly rubbed overall. An attractive copy.

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        A Book on Duck Shooting

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

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        On the Products of the Fission of Uranium and Thorium Under Neutron Bombardment.

      Ejnar Munksgaard, Copenhagen 1939. 8vo. 14 pages. Orig. red soft cover.. With Aage Bohr's name on the front cover, from Professor Dr. phil. Niels Bohr's private collection.** One of the most important events of the 20th century was the discovery of nuclear fission, here described by the discoverers themselves. Meitner, being a Jew, had to flee Berlin in 1938 and found a job in Stockholm. Her former colleague at the Kaiser-Wilhelm Institute in Berlin, Otto Hahn, sent her data stemming from the bombardment of Uranium with neutrons, and Meitner, together with her nephew Otto Frisch - who was a visitor with Bohr in Copenhagen - were the first to understand that the Uranium nuclei had actually split into two pieces, a process later to be known as nuclear fission and which led to the development of both nuclear energy and the atomic bomb. When Frisch explained their ideas to Bohr, Bohr's immediate response was: "How stupid we have been!" Bohr worked hard to ensure that Meitner and Frisch got credit for their correct interpretation of the phenomenon, but nonetheless the Nobel Prize for the discovery of fission was given to Otto Hahn alone in 1944

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        Finlands sak är vår.

      Stockholm, Esselte ab, 1939. (4) s. Lätt nött, med spår av vikning och några revor i marginalerna. Ur Olof Lagercrantz bibliotek.. Detta upprop utgavs av Nordens frihet i slutet av december 1939 och spreds som "masskorsband till de svenska hemmen" i 600000 exemplar. "Finlands sak är vår" blev en slogan för insamlingar, stödaktioner och inte minst för den svenska frivilligkåren, där uppropsförfattarna också kom att ingå. Det innebär också startskottet för Lagercrantz långa gärning som stridbar opinionsbildare

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        Rhymed Ruminations. Poems

      Printed for Siegfried Sassoon & Geoffrey Keynes at the Chiswick Press, London 1939, 1939. First edition, limited to just 75 copies printed in Monotype Bodoni. 12mo. With a cover and title-page design by Laurence Whistler. Pictorial boards, very slightly dusty. A crisp and attractive copy. Extremely uncommon.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        Svendborger Gedichte. 1st edit.

      London: Malik-Verlag 1939. 87 pp

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        Two Radio Plays: Money with Menaces; To the Public Danger

      London: Constable & Company. Near Fine/Near Fine. 1939. First Edition, First Printing. 7.25" X 4.875" Foreward by Val Gielgud. (i-iv), v-vii, (viii-x), 11-91(92)pp. Paper covers with wrap-around card jacket an integral part of the binding. Jacket clipped but may have been done so by the publisher; no inscriptions. Contains the texts of the two radio plays together with details of the casts and dates of the first broadcasts. A very scarce and somewhat ephemeral publication that has survived remarkably well; small loss at the top and bottom of the backstrip, otherwise, minor wear and natural ageing only. .

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        Ho Hum, the Fisherman

      New York: The Derrydale Press 1939 New York: The Derrydale Press, 1939. First edition, no. 42 of 100 copies. 8vo. Illustrated with photographs. 47 pp. Original brown leatherette. Near fine copy. In half brown morocco and cloth clamshell box, with gilt emblematic Derrydale stamping. Bruns H73; Siegel 150; Frazier H-3-a . An engaging account of a marlin-fishing expedition out of Bimini and Cat Cay, privately printed for the author, and not for sale. "An extremely rare Derrydale ... a hard book to find." (Frazier). The author was a financier and philanthropist; his father co-founded the Wrigley and Harkness Company and was a major investor in the Standard Oil Company. William Hale Harkness graduated from Yale in 1922 and received a Harvard law degree in 1925. A member of numerous clubs and organizations, he was at one time vice president of the American Geographical Society and the Boys Club of New York. He also authored Temples and Topees, published by The Derrydale Press in 1936

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

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

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        The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer

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

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        Onward Jewish Soldiers

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

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

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

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        Shaw Gives Himself Away

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

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

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

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        The Garden Party and Other Stories

      London: The Verona Press. VG : in very good condition with dust jacket and original slipcase. Minimal bumping to edges of boards. Wrapper dusty sunned and with edge tears. Slipcase rubbed with splitting to cardboard with number 468 stamped to spine. [1939]. Limited Edition 468/1200. Green decorative cloth hardback cover. 316pp :: Illustrated with 16 colour lithographs by Marie Laurencin :: 260mm x 190mm (10" x 7") .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Goodbye to Berlin.

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

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        The Wild Palms

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

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        Goodbye To Berlin

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

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

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        Peter and Wendy

      Hodder & Stoughton, London, first printing, 1939.. Hardback, quarto-size, 224 pages (viii, 216) plus 12 coloured plates tipped-in within printed borders, numerous further black-and-white illustrations in the text: publisher's cream cloth printed navy-blue. ••••CONDITION•• Very Good to Fine, not marked or written in, unclipped dustwrapper, less good than the book, chipped with short tears and slight loss at head and tail.

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        VERVE An Artistic and Literary Quarterly. Volume 1, Numbers 3-4

      Verve Paris: Verve, 1938-1939. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. brick cloth lettered in silver spotted and slightly worn. Very good./No Dust Jacket. Original cover designs by Pierre Bonnard and George Rouault. No. 3 includes color lithographs by Chagall, Miro and Klee, and a host of color lithographs of The Indian Pantheon (six in all). No. 4 contains three color lithographs by Matisse (La Danse is double-paged) and Andre Derain, plus Tacuinum Sanitatus, Fourtheen Century Book of Health (seven pages of color lithographs). Interior contents and original covers clean, very fresh and housed in cloth binding. Text in English.

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        Verve, Revue Artistique et Litteraire. Vol. 2, No. 5 / 6 (a double number).

      Paris: Verve, 1939.. Lithographs by Georges Braque, Georges Rouault, Andre Derain, Fernand Leger, Pierre Bonnard (2), Henri Matisse (2), & Paul Klee. Folio, pp. 120, original coloured wrappers by Aristide Maillol. Very slightest of rubbing to head and tail of spine, tiny spot of rubbing to upper joint, else an exceptional copy in beautiful condition. French text.

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      New York: Funk And Wagnalls Company, 1939 SIGNED. First Edition. Large 8vo., pp 328, brown cloth with gilt titles at the spine. Top edge brown. Very nicely signed in full in blue fountain pen: "Albert Einstein. Princeton 1954." on the half title page. Frontispiece + 15 photos. A very good or better copy in a fine original dustwrapper. Custom slipcase in fine condition. Excellent copy.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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      1939. 1. SEUSS,DR. THE SEVEN LADY GODIVAS. NY: Random House (1939). 4to, cloth, Fine in near fine dust wrapper with just a touch of soil. Stated first edition. Illustrated with wonderful color illustrations throughout. This is a particularly clean, fine copy. Younger / Hirsch #71.

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        Art from the Mayans to Disney

      Sheed & Ward New York: Sheed & Ward. 1939. First. First edition. Small octavo. Small paper remnant on the front board, small label on the spine, a near very good copy without dustwrapper. From the library of the artists Ben Shahn and Bernarda Bryson Shahn, with an estate label designed by their son, Jonathan Shahn. Overview of art history including a chapter and illustration on Shahn: "To Ben Shahn, a future Old Master. Jean Charlot. N.Y. 1941." .

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        With nine-word handwritten postscript! “Outside of the President, I think [V.P.] Garner is the most popular man in Washington … there are a great many people who are scared to death of the labor policy and of that national defense red herring … National defense can be made the most popular thing in the country, but it is not necessary, for an adequate defense, to spend some extra billions of dollars…”

      Typed Letter Signed “Harry” as U.S. Senator, one page, 8” x 10.5”. United States Senator, Washington, January 11, 1939. To John W. Snyder, Manager, Reconstruction Finance Corporation, Saint Louis, Missouri. Snyder and Truman served together in the U.S. Army Reserves after World War I. Lightly creased at lower right. Two file holes in the blank upper margin and two staple holes in the upper left corner. Fine condition. Included is an unsigned carbon of Snyder's January 14th reply. In part, “The situation here is rather peculiar. Neither the ultra-conservatives nor the President want to come to a permanent break. From all indications the President is still highly popular in the country, but there are a great many people who are scared to death of the labor policy and of that national defense red herring which is now being pulled across the trail. “National defense, as you know, can be made the most popular thing in the country, but it is not necessary, for an adequate defense, to spend some extra billions of dollars, which I think is what the object is. I have some ideas of my own on national defense which I hope will be of use at the proper time. “Outside of the President, I think [Vice President John N.] Garner is the most popular man in Washington at the present time, and I think he is liberal enough to please all the liberals, and conservative enough so that fellows like [Virginia Sen. Harry Flood] Byrd and [N.C. Sen. Josiah W.] Bailey could swallow him. I hope you have business in Washington so that I can see you before you go to Hot Springs for that check-up. I think we have that matter just about straightened out.” In a handwritten postscript, Truman adds “Say hello to / Mrs. Snyder & [daughter] Drucie for me.” Truman’s observation that, other than FDR, Vice President “Garner is the most popular man in Washington” was confirmed in the Gallup Poll released on March 26, 1939. Gallup asked a cross-section of Democrats across the country whom they would favor for the Democratic presidential nomination n 1940 if FDR did not run. Gallup also stated that “Garner has become symbol of conservative sentiment.” In 1940, FDR was renominated and Garner, who had announced he was a candidate for the presidential nomination in late 1939, was dropped from the ticket, and replaced by Henry A. Wallace for Vice President. The “labor policy” that “a great many people are scared to death of” most probably refered to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) signed into law by FDR on June 25, 1938. It established a national minimum wage of 25¢ per hour (then equal to 40% of the average wage in manufacturing), set a full-time standard work week of 40 hours with “time and a half” payment required for additional hours, and prohibited child labor in activities involving interstate commerce. On December 13, 1938, just four weeks before Truman wrote this letter, Elmer Andrews, U.S. Wage and Hour Administrator, disclosed that special attention was being given to complaints of serious violations of the FLSA by establishments in eight states including Missouri. Truman’s favoring an “adequate defense” was the topic of a speech he delivered ten months earlier.

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        Strange Stories : 1939 Feb Apr Jun Aug Oct Dec, 1940 Feb Apr Jun Aug Ovt Dec, 1941 Feb : Thirteen Original Pulp Magazines

      Better Publications Inc., Thrilling, 1939. .......Thirteen original pulp magazines with original covers and spine. A complete run of this title which was similar in style and quality to Weird Tales and Strange Tales, though it never achieved the notoriety of either. Most issues are vg to vg+ with the following exception - Oct 40 has 80% spine loss, Feb 40 has 25% spine loss, Dec 39 has a somewhat faded spine, Oct 39 is missing back cover, Jun 30 has tape on spine which lightly wraps onto covers. . First Edition, First Printing. Paper. Very Good. Pulp Magazine.

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      New York: The Viking Press, (1939). First Edition. Hardcover. A beautiful Steinbeck presentation in a Good only copy. Second Printing Before Publication of this winner of the Pulitzer Prize. This copy belonged to screenwriter Jerry Cady (A WING AND A PRAYER; LAURA; FOREVER AMBER; CALL NORTHSIDE 777) to whom the author has INSCRIBED and SIGNED this book. According to Cady's daughter, the two got into a huge argument at Murphy's bar one night about the book and Cady said that this kind of thing didn't go on in America. Steinbeck then INSCRIBED the book on the dedication page "To Jerry Cady/As far as I know it, this is what happens to them/John Steinbeck." This book shows some evidence that it was carried to Murphy's on more than one occasion. The exterior shows minor edgewear, mostly at the bottom edge. The front endpaper is mostly pasted down to the front pastedown, but what can be seen shows the ink stamp of the Boulevard Circulating Library on Hollywood Blvd. The half-title page has a few small tears, and there is an old dampstain on the outer margin edge of the first few pages, including the dedication page, but not touching the Steinbeck inscription. Accompanying the book are a few pages of Cady's scrapbook that includes family photos and photos of his boat, his driver's license and Twentieth Century Fox ID card, and the 8 November 1948 headline of the LOS ANGELES EXPRESS: "Screen Writer Dies in Mystery." Cady died from an overdose of sleeping pills on his yacht off Catalina Island. He was nominated for an Oscar in 1945 for his screenplay for A WING AND A PRAYER.

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        (Arnstadt 1893 - 1980 Schretstaken). Der Rattenzug. Orig.-Federzeichnung auf Papier, (um 1939). 22 x 43 cm, Blattgröße 43 x 61 cm. Unter Passepartout.

      Vgl. Dorsch 2008 u. 2009.- Gruppe von vier Ratten, über den Boden huschend.- Dabei: Expertise von Dr. Kl. Dorsch mit Unterschrift. Ratzeburg, 1987.

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        Carson of Venus. Tarzana/Kalifornien, Edgar Rice Burrouhgs Inc., (1939). 1 Bll., 312 S., 1 Bl, 2 w. Bll. m. 6 Abb. auf Taf. Rotgepr. blaue OLwd. (leicht berieben) m. rotem Kopfschnitt und farb. illustr. OU. (m. Schutzfolie).

      Zeuschner 70; Heins CV-1.- Erste Ausgabe .- Illustriert von John Coleman Burroughs.- Thematisierte damals quasi im Vorfeld die Greueltaten der Nazis (im Buch: 'Zanis').- Sehr gute Ausgabe. && Carson of Venus. Tarzana/California, Edgar Rice Burrouhgs Inc., (1939). Octavo, pp. (1-4), 5-312, (313: ads), (314-318 blanks). With frontispiece and five inserted plates, illustrated by John Coleman Burroughs. Original pebbled blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red, top edge stained red, (laminated) colored original wrappers.- First Edition .- A very fine copy in a very fine dust jacket. Slightly rubbed on front and spine.- This book is by far the best book of all four Venus Books. It was a mighty stroke against Hitler and his Nazis ('Zanis' in the book). It was a terrible forbode and forecast of what happened to six Million people at places like Auschwitz (and so on).

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        Changing New York

      NY: E. P. Dutton. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1939. Stated First Edition. First Printing. Hard Cover. Publisher's full blue cloth, black lettering on spine and cover, embossed medallion on cover, blue endpapers. Illustrated with 97 magnificent full-page photographs of depression era New York by Berenice Abbott, produced for the Works Progress Administration. A very good copy of this extremely scarce and important book. [Parr and Badger, "The Photobook" Volume 1, 141][Hasselblad. "The Open Book", 130-131][Roth. "The Book of 101 Books", 100-101]. . Bibliographic notation in pencil on ffep, former owner's printed bookplate on fep, otherwise unmarked, tight, square and clean; covers slightly puckered and shelf-worn, hinges strong. The scarce, unclipped ($3.00) dust jacket, now in Mylar, is moderately chipped. VERY GOOD/VERY GOOD. . B&W Photographs. 4to 11" - 13" tall. xiv, (194) pp .

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        Rerikh [Roerich]. Edited By A. Prande. Part I

      Riga, Latvia: Izdevis Rericha Muzejs [Roerich Museum]. 1939. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. H Hard Cover. Good. In Russian. Beautifully produced book, a monograph on the art and life of Russian artist and archaeologist Nicholas Roerich, with dozens of tipped on plates in both full color and in black and white. Indicates Part I on the title page; but most likely was the first in a series on Russian artists, as the book is complete in itself and the same as two copies located in COPAC. Tan cloth printed in brown, 190 pages. Covers spotted, spine ends lightly frayed, spine a bit sunned, internally better with good hinges, sound text block, very clean pages with just a couple instances of light finger soil to the margins, minor old insect damage to the far top margin of the final seven leaves, no names or other markings.

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        PENTHOUSE OF THE GODS. Plus seven additional items related to Theos Bernard

      New York:: Charles Scribner's (Scribners),, 1939. First Edition. Near Fine. SIGNED, INSCRIBED AND DATED IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION BY THEOS BERNARD. Near Fine hardback First Edition First Printing in the original black cloth binding with gilt lettering and the photo of the Lhasa Palace tipped on the the front board as issued. Front endpapers with offsetting from prior newspaper clippings. In a Very Good Dust Jacket with 2" piece missing base of dj spine, mild edge wear. 8vo. xii, 342 pp. & In addition to the current classic work, his time in Tibet was chronicled in popular magazines including "Family Circle", four issues of which featuring Bernard are included (Vol. 12 No. 16 & 17; Vol. 13 No. 20; Vol. 15 No. 8). There is also a 6" by 4" photograph of Bernard (1930s), a publicity brochure from W. Colson Leigh, his agent handling speaking engagements and an elaborate color illustrated folding New Years card (1937), featuring The Temple of Heaven in Peking, from Bernard and his wife Viola.

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