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        Last Poems and Two Plays by William Butler Yeats. Limited Edition. Cuala Press

      Dublin: The Cuala Press/Elizabeth Corbet Yeats, 1939.. Limited Edition [of 500]. Quarter cloth spines on blue papered boards. VG : in very good condition with glassine wrapper and in clear protective wraps.Glassine wrap edge-chipped. Some pages uncut. 220mm x 170mm (9" x 7"). 59pp. Includes: The Death of Cuchulain; Purgatory; The Black Tower; John Kinsella's Lament for Mrs Mary Moore.

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        Collected Poems. Signed copy

      VG : in very good condition with dust jacket and protective cover. Wrapper a little faded and edge chipped First Edition Beige hardback cloth cover with embossed illustration 220mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). 436pp. Portrait frontispiece and woodcut vignette to title page. Signed by author on ffep.

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        The Grapes of Wrath

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

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        Uncommon Autograph Letter Signed, in English, on "Marsfield Gardens" printed stationery card, 12mo, London stationery, January 5, 1939

      Very Good. To Mr., Stanley. "I would like visiting Edinburgh and if so I would not miss coming to the College you mention. But actually, such a visit is out of the question on account of my health...." He signs with using his uncommon signature, "Sigm. Freud."

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        The Garden Party and Other Stories

      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 Limited Edition [468/1200] Green decorative cloth hardback cover 260mm x 190mm (10" x 7"). 316pp. Illustrated with 16 colour lithographs by Marie Laurencin.

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        On infinite direct products

      Compositio Mathematica [Cambridge]: Compositio Mathematica. 1939. First. Von Neumann's contribution removed from the journal and bound in gray cloth, titled on the front board in gilt. Octavo. 77, [1]pp. Author and title written on the spine, one corner of the text block a little bumped, else very near fine. An article discussing infinite tensor products of Hilbert spaces and the algebras acting on them. Arthur S. Wightman's copy with his ownership signature ("A.S. Wightman") and his notations to the formulae on four pages. Wightman was one of the founders of the axiomatic approach to quantum field theory, and originated the set of Wightman axioms. His work, including such titles as PCT, Spin and Statistics and All That, frequently cites the work of von Neumann. Although we wouldn't claim to understand the writings of either mathematician, we know an important association when we see one. .

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        Changing New York

      Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 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 Photographs. 4to 11" - 13" tall. xiv, (194) pp

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        Lettre autographe signée de Colette [ envoyée à l'écrivain et érudit bordelais Armand Got. ]

      Au verso d'une image pieuse représentant le visage du Christ en Croix et portant en légende les paroles de Jésus tirées de l'Evangile de Luc "Tu seras avec moi dans le Paradis", une L.A.S. de Colette, qui a recopié une prière extraite de l'ouvrage "François" du Père A. Valensin : "O Dieu qui avez créé la Beauté, O Dieu qui avez fait que devant les sons murmurés d'un Prélude de Debussy, nous éprouvons cette émotion tremblante nos plus chères délices, O Dieu qui avez mis du bonheur pour vos créatures dans les pétales pliés et dépliés des roses et dans les sons entr'ouverts et presque fermés de la douce Musique, O Dieu qui vraiment avez créé ce bonheur émouvant et spécial, O Mon Dieu soyez béni par ceux qui en le ressentant, pensent à Vous - et par ceux également qui n'y pensent pas !" En Toute fidèle affection, Colette. Exceptionnelle lettre autographe signée de Colette, à la date émouvante de "Pâques 1940". Un témoignage très touchant, tant par le fond que par le support et la date de ce remarquable document. Français

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        TARTARIN DE TARASCON. Illustrations en couleur de Dubout.

      A l'Embléme du Secrétaire 1939 (Codice libreria EK0277) In 8º (23,5 cm) 217 pp. Edition illustrée par Albert Dubout, 67dessins en couleur reproduits au pochoir par Jon et Raynal. Exemplaire n. 1729 de la série de 1850 sur vélin Aussedat. Reliure d'amateur en plein chagrin bleu clair avec carré or aux plats, nerfs, titre, filets et dessins dorés au dos, tete dorée, dentelles, pages de garde marblées, couverture conservée. Très bon état. Euro 400

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        Storia della pittura italiana esposta coi monumenti.

      Pisa, Presso Niccolò Capurro, 1939. 1939 2 voll. in-folio massimo (513x364mm), bella legatura del secondo Ottocento in m. pelle rossa e angoli con titolo in oro su tassello e fregi in oro su dorso a nervetti e piatti marmorizzati. Sguardie pavonate. 254 tavole incise in rame al tratto, divise in quattro epoche, riproducenti capolavori della pittura italiana a partire dalle origini. Antiporta e frontespizio generale con incisioni a colori che riproducono la pagina di un "Exultet" e di un codice miniato. Ottimo esemplare. Prima edizione. Non sono presenti i volumi di testo (l'opera apparve in complessivi 7 volumi, l'ultimo dei quali edito nel 1837). Il Rosini (Lucignano, 1776-Pisa, 1855) fu scrittore popolarissimo nell'Ottocento, imitatore nello stile e nelle trame del grande modello manzoniano, in romanzi storici come La monaca di Monza, Luisa Strozzi, Il conte Ugolino della Gherardesca e i Ghibellini di Pisa. Egli fu anche appassionato cultore d'arte. Brunet, IV, 1399. Graesse, VI, p. 66.

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        [Officina Bodoni] The Garden Party and Other Stories

      Verona Press London: Verona Press, (1939). Quarto, (x), 315pp. One of 1,200 copies designed by Hans Mardersteig and printed at the Officina Bodoni. Illustrated with sixteen original color lithographs by Marie Laurencin. Bound in paste-paper-covered boards with a gilt-stamped cloth label on spine. Faintest scattered foxing, minimally affecting a couple of the plates, small booklabel inside front cover, else about fine in printed dust wrapper, which is lightly toned to spine and has a slight outward crease. Housed in a numbered slipcase, which is cracked at the head and foot of spine.

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        The HIDDEN DWARF. Poppy Ott Series #11

      New York:: Grossett & Dunlap,. (1939).. 12mo. 1st edition. v, [1], 218 pp.. Tomato red cloth binding with black stamped title lettering to spine & front board. Light blue pictorial eps. Dark blue top stain. Color pictorial wrap-around dust jacket.. Slight lean. A VG+ copy in a similar jacket, which shows some minor. extremity wear.. The last book in the series, and fairly uncommon, especially in a nice jacket such as offered here. . Frontispiece.

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        In The Teeth Of The Evidence & 16 Other Stories

      London: Victor Gollancz, 1939.. FirstEdition. Octavo. Black cloth, red lettering, dust jacket, not price clipped with "7/6 net" on jacket spine. Fine in very good+ dust jacket with slight wear to spine end, no loss. 286pp. Some of the other stories included in this book are The Montague Egg Stories, The Milk Bottles, Suspicion, The Leopard Lady, The Cyprian Cat

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        Ballets de Monte-Carlo. Grande saison des Ballets Russes Théâtre National du Palais de Chaillot, juin 1939. Léonide Massine, directeur artistique et Maître de ballet - Boris Kochno collaborateur artistique.

      Nicolas Editions artistiques 1939 Couverture d'après le dessin de Christian Bérard, 1 vol. in-4 cartonnage éditeur à Spirale, Edité par Nicolas Editions artistiques, Bureau de Concert Marcel de Valmatète, Hirok Attractions, s.d. (1939), 25 ff. n. ch. Avec la reproduction en couleur du rideau d'Henri Matisse pour "l'étrange farandole". Etat très satisfaisant (couv. lég. frottée avec une pliure et accroc au mors spiralés en queue au second plat). Rare. Français

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        LE MERAVIGLIE D'ITALIA

      parenti 1939 edizioni parenti 1939 - prima edizione - edizione numerata su carta doppia guinea di 355 copie. 254 pagine brossura usato in buono stato con lievi tracce d'uso in copertina, restauro professione ai bordi del dorso e in ultima di copertina a rimuovere antiche tracce di nastro adesivo

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        Last Poems and Two Plays by William Butler Yeats. Limited Edition. Cuala Press

      VG : in very good condition with glassine wrapper and in clear protective wraps.Glassine wrap edge-chipped. Some pages uncut Limited Edition [of 500] Quarter cloth spines on blue papered boards 220mm x 170mm (9" x 7"). 59pp. Includes: The Death of Cuchulain; Purgatory; The Black Tower; John Kinsella's Lament for Mrs Mary Moore.

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        The Road is Wider Than Long: An Image Diary from the Balkans July-August 1938

      London: London Gallery Editions, 1939.. 1st Ed. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Hard Back Limited edition of 510 copies of which this is No. 145. Inscribed " To Jake & Ernestine New Year 1941, with love Roland Lee". (Lee being Mrs Penrose formely Lee Miller photographer and model to which the book is dedicated to). Numerous photographs taken by the author while they travelled through the Balkans. Original paper covered boards, blue lettering. Unpaginated ca. 52pp. Spine and edges of boards sunned, Very minor chipping to corners and spine ends. Internally Fine condition.

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        THE HOPKINS MANUSCRIPT

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,. 1939. original medium blue cloth, spine panel stamped in dark blue.. Publisher's TLs presenting the book to Hector McQuarry of Angus &. Robertson, an Australian book store chain and publishing firm, laid. in. Cloth unevenly faded, some foxing to text block, a very good copy. in very good printed dust jacket (design differs from that of the. published jacket) with mild wear to upper spine end and ink stain to. spine panel and rear panel. A rare issue of this edition. (#111945). First edition. The publisher's advance "special presentation issue" (so stated on title page and front panel of the jacket), limited to 200 copies (as per publisher's letter laid in). A classic catastrophe novel depicting survival after the earth is struck by the moon. "A superior work." - Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-341. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 4-517 and (1981) 3-666. Bailey, Pilgrims Through Space and Time, pp. 175-76. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 75. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 154. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 194. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, p. 248. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 178. Reginald 13020.

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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.

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        The Wild Palms

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

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        CHANSONS DU VIEUX QUEBÉC. Signed/ Signé

      Montréal: Beauchemin, 1939 Piché, Eudore [Laramée, Jean et Jean-Paul Gingras] CHANSONS DU VIEUX QUEBÉC. Signed/ Signé. Beauchemin (Montréal), 1939. First edition / édition originale. Couverture souple. First. Silver stamped, flexible blue cloth. 8vo., 220pp. Illustrated. Exemplaire numéroté. Number 12 of only 25 numbered copies. This copy signed on the front free endpaper by Jean-Paul Gingras. Previous owner's neat name on the top of the title-page. A rare state of the important seminal work of Quebec songs & prayers. . Signed. First Edition.

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        South Western Reporter [1st]. Vols. 1-300 (1887-1939)

      1939. South Western Reporter [1st]. St. Paul, Minn.: West Publishing Co. Vols. 1-300. (1887-1939). Ex-library with stamps, moderate shelf wear, 3 volumes with tear to base of spine. Interiors clean. * Provides decisions from Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas.

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        Rosamund's Castle

      London: Girls Own Paper Office.. First Edition (First Impression). Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. N.d. [1939] A very difficult title and scarce in this condition. Book is clean and tight with bumping to spine ends, gilt lettering on spine is darkened/lost but lettering is still clear and lettering on front cover has slight loss to gilt at places as well. A light vertical crease down the spine. Scattered foxing to edge of text block but not visible on pages when opened but there is a small, unrelated, amount of very light foxing (barely noticeable) on half title and title. Internally the only other "defect" is a prize label, from the publishers, on the front end paper. There is also a slip laid in from them congratulating the recipient on winning the prize. The jacket is complete with very slight wear to extremities in places, mainly spine ends and corners, but it is a clean and bright jacket that is a lovely survivor. Price present and no inscriptions in the book. Postage will be confirmed when you enquire or order and for light or very heavy books will vary from the ABE quote which is based on a 1kg parcel.

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        The Case of the Rolling Bones

      New York: Morrow & Co., 1939. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good+. First Edition, First Printing, with 1939 on title page and on copyright page, in original unclipped jacket. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with bright unchipped orange title box and lettering on cover and spine. Very slight bumping to two corner tips. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean red top-stained page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 279 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (2.00 on lower corner of front inside flap), unchipped, with very slight wear and a few tiny closed edge tears. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A Perry Mason mystery, about a millionaire and black sheep of the family, who is about to be torn limb from limb by a pack of gold-greedy relatives. Very scarce collectible quality first edition.

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        PAPERMAKING BY HAND IN INDIA

      Pynson Printers New York: Pynson Printers, 1939. No. 87 OF 370 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AND BY PUBLISHER ELMER ADLER. Hardcover. 292 x 229 mm (11 1/2 x 9"). 129 pp., [2] leaves. No. 87 OF 370 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AND BY PUBLISHER ELMER ADLER. Original black quarter calf over Indian cloth in a floral design, flat spine with gilt titling. In the publisher's (slightly worn) lettered brown cardboard slipcase. With 85 photogravure illustrations of papermaking in India and 27 specimens of Indian paper. Schlosser 39. Short indentation to spine, light thumbing to a couple of leaves, otherwise a fine copy, clean and bright in an unworn binding. In this work, Hunter takes us on a journey through various Indian provinces, examining the techniques used to make paper by hand in each one and providing a valuable record of a vanishing industry. The account of his travels through the country is illustrated with photographs of papermaking equipment and of artisans at work making paper; it describes in detail the materials used and the techniques employed to make paper in each region, and enumerates the special challenges Indian papermakers face in finding quality raw materials and dealing with the discouragement of British colonial officials. Hunter holds out little hope for the future of the craft in India, where artisans are focused on trying to produce paper at lower prices than the machine-made kind--a hopeless task--rather than on making the kind of high-quality paper that cannot be produced on a machine. This work is all the more significant for capturing a dying art and preserving remnants of its products.

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        JAPANESE WOOD-BLOCK (WOOD BLOCK) PRINTING. With Original Wood Block Print Frontispiece

      Sanseido Company Tokyo:: Sanseido Company,, 1939. First Edition. Very Good++. SIGNED BY HIROSHI YOSHIDA ON THE FFEP IN ENGLISH AND WITH HIS CHOP without personalization. Complete with Original frontispiece and progressive wood block prints - 5 images in color of "A Junk." All 12 plates and 26 figures present. A Very Good++ hardback First Edition First Printing with tip of spine archivally and sympathetically replaced, not affecting title. minimal scattered foxing. Sm. 4to. ix, 136 pp. A Rare Signed Work.

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        THE GRAPES OF WRATH

      New York: Viking Press. 1939. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. This original First Issue dustjacket with the $2.75 price present on the front flap and "First Edition" printed on the bottom flap, tan cloth, titles to spine and pictorial decoration across boards and spine in brown and the sheet music endpapers; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        The Wild Palms

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

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        Nouvelles Pensees de l'Amazone

      Mercure de France Paris: Mercure de France. 1939. First. First edition. Text in French. Fine in wrappers. One of 200 numbered copies. .

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        A Motorcade of The World of Tomorrow April 30, 1938

      Limited Edition. One of 500 hand numbered copies this one issued to G. Lynn Summer with beautiful full page color lithographs in red, white, blue and black. Spiral bound in red plastic and in the publisher's original blue pebbled cloth with a white paper label stamped in black on the front cover. Sixteen leaves printed on both sides. Book measures 19 X 24.38 inches (48.26 x 61.93 cm.). Given out to potential donors or orgaizers as an invitation to participate. Also signed on the back invitation page by the fair's president Grover Whalen. Book condition: Fine Condition in a good box

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        Autograph. Weihnachtskarte an unsere geliebte Tochter Theresia Nägeli... (Maria Theresia Naegeli war Generaloberin von 1935-1947.).

      9 x 14 cm, Tadell. «Unserer geliebten Tochter Theresia Nägeli, Generaloberin der Lehrschwestern vom Heiligen Kreuz in Menzingen, dem Mitgliedern der hochverdienten Congregation, sowie all ihren Zöglingen und Helfern senden Wir als Weihnachstgabe Unseres ersten Pontifikaljahres in besonderer Liebe den apostolischen Segen. Aus dem Vatikan Weihnachten 1939 Pius pp XII.» Pius XII. (bürgerlicher Name Eugenio Maria Giuseppe Giovanni Pacelli, (1876-1958) war vom 2. März 1939 bis Oktober 1958 Papst der römisch-katholischen Kirche. - Die Schwestern vom Heiligen Kreuz (eigentlich: Kongregation der Schwestern vom Heiligen Kreuz, kurz: Menzinger Schwestern) sind ein Frauenorden mit Gründung im Jahre 1844 in Menzingen im Kanton Zug. Die Kongregation ist aus dem Regulierten Dritten Orden des Heiligen Franziskus gegründet. Der Orden hat ein apostolisches Ordensleben, d.h. die Mitglieder führen kein Klosterleben in Klausur, sondern sie leben unter den Menschen.

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        The Garden Party and Other Stories

      The Verona Press London: The Verona Press. (1939) / [really 1947]. First. First illustrated edition, with colored lithographs by Marie Laurencin. Tall octavo. Original green pastepaper over boards with printed red paper spine label gilt. Slight foxing on the front fly, still easily fine. One of 1200 numbered copies (the first 30 were signed) designed by Hans Mardersteig of the Officina Bodoni. This copy is nicely Inscribed by Laurencin in French in 1949, with an elaborate filigree decoration surrounding the inscription. .

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        An Apple a Day: The Story of a Hollywood Doctor

      George Palmer Putnam Inc. Hollywood, California: George Palmer Putnam, Inc.. 1939. First. First edition. About fine in very near fine dustwrapper with slight wear at the extremities. Wonderfully Inscribed by the author to Hollywood columnist Jimmy Starr: "To Jimmy Starr - As you may guess the characters in this book are fictitious - except those who like what is said about them. Regards, Howard Wilson Oct. 6 - 1939." Very thinly veiled autobiographical novel: love of a good woman keeps a Hollywood doctor on course. Very scarce in jacket. OCLC locates seven copies, all but two in California. .

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        Memoirs of a Booklegger

      Michael Joseph London: Michael Joseph. 1939. First. First edition. A small and light stain on the foredge, slightly cocked, else near fine in a nice, about very good dustwrapper. Memoirs of the founder of the controversial Obelisk Press in Paris. Scarce in jacket. .

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        SCULPTURE II¡ ANNEE 1939 SUPPLEMENT au N. 5/6 de XX SIECLE

      Chroniques du Jour 1939 Brossura edit. ill.ÊPrima edizione.Êottima copiaÊnumero 1 II¡ ANNEE - 1939 Sculpture - supplement au n¡ 5/6 de XX SIECLE - Chroniques du Jour. Edition francaise. Oltre al testo intercalato da fotografie inn bianco e nero ci sono 8 tavole fuori testo in bianco e nero con 12 fotografie. Completamente illustrato in bianco e nero. Dedicato alla scultura questo primo e unico numero di supplemento della prestigiosa rivista XX Siecle con direttore l'italiano Gualtieri di San Lazzaro. In addition to text interspersed with black and white photographs inn there are 8 tables out of the text in black and white with 12 photographs. Fully illustrated in black and white. Sculpture dedicated to this first and only issue of the prestigious magazine supplement XX Siecle with the Italian director Gualtieri di San Lazzaro.En plus du texte entrecoup_ auberge photographies noir et blanc il ya 8 tables sur le texte en noir et blanc avec 12 photos. Entièrement illustr_ en noir et blanc. Sculpture d_di_e ? cette question première et la seule du Siècle XX revue suppl_ment de prestige avec l'Italien Gualtieri di San Lazzaro.

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        The Outsider and Others ---in Original Dustjacket ( Contains: Supernatural Horror in Literature; Call of Cthulhu; The Shunned House; Cats of Ulthar; Dagon; At the Mountains of Madness; Pickman's Model; Shadow Over Innsmouth; Dunwich Horror, etc)

      Sauk City: Arkham House, 1939, 1st edition, 1st Printing ----------hard cover, a great copy, black cloth, wee bit of rubbing to lower edge of boards and corners, corners are not bumped, a 1/8" nick to the cloth at the center of the upper spine tip (really quite small), some offset to verso of the boards, book is completely square and tight and does not have any finger marks or rubbing to the cloth on the boards and spine, top edge of text block is dusty, overall a close to Near Fine copy but I'll call this Very Good+ because of that tiny nick to the cloth, this copy has TWO DUSTJACKETS, this copy has the original dustjacket which is Good only and has been price clipped, the dustjacket has numerous chips and tears with some loss along the extremities, the upper corner of the front panel of the dustjacket has had a 2" square loss affecting the "E" & "R" in Outsider, I have lasered that portion from another jacket and laid it in place with some archival tape so visually this looks much more appealing, the verso of the dustjacket has had a brown paper backing attached most of which I was able to remove, however there are still portions that remain glued to the verso of the jacket, the brown paper backing does not have any show through to the front of the dustjacket, a bit of cello tape at upper spine tip is barely noticeable, please ask for additional scans of any portion of the book or dustjacket that you wish to see, -----as well this copy has a FINE facsimile copy of the DUSTJACKET which makes this book look absolutely brilliant on the shelf, ------in spite of the availability of many 1st editions online (making many authors like Hemingway and Steinbeck seem almost commonplace) the first two Arkham House volumes of Lovecraft writings ( The Outsider and Beyond the Wall of Sleep ) remain elusve, ----------this collection contains: Howard Phillips Lovecraft: OUTSIDER by August derleth and Donald Wandrei; and the following stories: Dagon; Polaris; Celephais; Hypnos; The Cats of Ulthar; The Strange High House in the Mist; The Statement of Randolph carter; The Silver Key; Through the Gates of the Silver Key; The Outsider; The Music of Erich Zann; The rats in the Walls; Cool Air; He; The Horror at red Hook; The Temple; Arthur Jermyn; The Picture in the House; The festival; The Terrible Old man; The Tomb; The Shunned House; In The Vault; Pickman's Model; The haunter of the dark; The Dreams in the Witch-House; The Thing on the Doorstep; The Nameless City; The Lurking Fear; The Call of Cthulhu; The Colour Out of Space; The Dunwich Horror; At the Mountains of Madness; The Shadow Out of Time; The Shadow over Innsmouth; The Whisperer in darkness, and the essay Supernatural Horror in Literature, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+/Good price Clipped. Illus. by Virgil Finlay Cover Art.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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        Portrait photograph of Marsden Hartley

      New York june 7 1939 New York, june 7, 1939. (HARTLEY, MARSDEN) 25.2 cm x 19.9 cm. (approximately 9-15/16 x 7-7/8 inches). Gelatin silver print. Photographer's blindstamp lower left, atelier stamp on rear, docketed in ink with the subject, date, and the print refrence ("VI p.4")

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        Changing New York

      E. P. Dutton, NY, 1939. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 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 Photographs. 4to 11" - 13" tall. xiv, (194) pp

      [Bookseller: Round Table Books, LLC]
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        FINNEGANS WAKE

      London, New York: Faber & Faber Ltd. and The Viking Press, 1939. , 1939 James Joyce. FINNEGANS WAKE. Signed Limited Edition. London; Faber & Faber; New York, 1939. 4to., 260 x 171 mm [10 1/4 x 6 3/4"]. 4 p.l., [first blank], 628 pp. Original gilt titled brick red buckram, edges untrimmed. In the original [mildly soiled] yellow cloth slipcase which is in solid very good or better condition. Curiously with a possible original clear plastic dustwrapper not mentioned in the bibliography but for all intents and purposes, this wrapper has always been on the book. An extremely attractive example, spotless text block, neatly signed by Joyce on the limitation's page, number 216 of 425 copies only. - Slocum and Cahoon A49. Having exhausted all the possibilities of English in "Ulysses," he had only one recourse for his next project, which was to create an entirely new language as a pastiche of all the existing ones; the result is "Finnegans Wake." The language in "Finnegans Wake" is a continuum of puns, portmanteaus, disfigured words, anagrams, and rare scraps of straightforward prose. What Joyce does is exploit the way words look and sound in order to associate them with remote, unrelated ideas. For example, his phrase "Olives, beets, kimmells, dollies" may sound familiar to those who happen to know that the first four letters of the Hebrew alphabet are aleph, bet, gimel, daled. "Psing a psalm of psexpeans, apocryphul of rhyme" recalls a nursery rhyme that may reside quietly in your most dormant memory cells, while "Where it is nobler in the main to supper than the boys and errors of outrager's virtue" sounds like a drunk auditioning for the role of Hamlet. Imaginary adjectives that pertain to letters of the English alphabet are employed to describe Dublin as a city "with a deltic origin and a nuinous end." "Finnegans Wake" is the ultimate in esoterica, and what you get out of it depends largely on your store of knowledge, so that upon completion, with a mutual wink at Joyce, you congratulate yourself for being so clever. In 1994, in The Western Canon, Harold Bloom wrote of Finnegans Wake: "[if] aesthetic merit were ever again to center the canon [it] would be as close as our chaos could come to the heights of Shakespeare and Dante," . Signed by Author. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The HIDDEN DWARF. Poppy Ott Series #11

      Grossett & Dunlap New York:: Grossett & Dunlap,. (1939).. 12mo. 1st edition. v, [1], 218 pp.. Tomato red cloth binding with black stamped title lettering to spine & front board. Light blue pictorial eps. Dark blue top stain. Color pictorial wrap-around dust jacket.. Slight lean. A VG+ copy in a similar jacket, which shows some minor. extremity wear.. The last book in the series, and fairly uncommon, especially in a nice jacket such as offered here. . Frontispiece.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA ]
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        Zwei Briefe an Martin Freud, datiert 12. Mai 1939 und 6. Juni 1939.

      "Erster Brief: datiert 12. Mai 1939, mit Briefkopf der Hogarth Press, handschriftlich signiert. Der Brief betrifft Freuds englische (britische) Ausgabe von ""Mozes and Monotheism"". Zweiter Brief: datiert 6. Juni 1939, mit Briefkopf der Hogarth Press, maschinengeschrieben. Der Brief betrifft Freuds englische Ausgabe von ""Mozes and Monotheism"" hinsichtlich der amerikanischen Ausgabe und seinen Herausgeber Knopf. "

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Urban Zerfaß]
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        SELF-PORTRAIT WITH ERSKINE CALDWELL

      Bourke-White, Margaret. Original silver-chloride photograph, 6 1/2 x 5 inches, mounted to heavy card stock, 9 1/2 x 6 inches, with the following printed caption; "Circumstances have delayed us, but we hope this card reaches you very soon. Erskine Caldwell/ Margaret Bourke-White." There is slight creasing to the card stock, else a very good and tonally rich print. Margaret Bourke-White and Erskine Caldwell collaborated on several books. They were married in 1939 and divorced in 1942. They issued this card for Christmas, we believe, in 1941. It is pictured in THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE, edited by Sean Callahan on page 15, with the caption dating it as 1940. In the photograph, chalked to the side of the train car is 1941. Also, a copy of this card was sold at Swann Galleries in October of 1997; the catalog entry dates it as 1941 (Inscribed , $7,475).

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd ]
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        Little Black Sambo. The Enlarged Picture Edition.

      . Color drawings by Cobb X. Shinn. Very minor wear to extremities. Hard Cover. Book condition: Very good condition.

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        The Western Angler (Two Volume Set)

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

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        North American Big Game

      First Edition. Fine in dust jacket with very minor shelf wear otherwise fine. In red buckram cloth with decorative gilt stamp on front and spine. Many plates and illustrations throughout. A very tight and clean copy of this book in dust jacket. Seldom found in a dust jacket this nice. Hard Cover. Book condition: Fine/Very good

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

      First Edition Near fine in printed light paper wraps over a triple stapled binding. A small octavo measuring 10 1/4" by 7 1/2" with extremely faint rubbing marks on the front panel. If they were numbered, pages 9 through 24 have four tiny, machine made puncture holes at the bottom edges of the pages. (These punctures appear very similar to the puncture holes made in newspapers to hold the pages together.) Without a dust jacket as issued. Unpaginated containing 32 pages (not counting the panels) and illustrated throughout by Denver Gillen. This copy shows all of Santa's elves on sixth page and the tri-motor airplane on the ninth page. The true first edition of a very fragile and scarce children's holiday classic. In immaculate condition. Our code number = TB26331

      [Bookseller: Town's End Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        FIRST WILL & TESTAMENT

      New Directions New York: New Directions, (1939). First Edition. Hardcover. Backstrip darkened, a few nicks in the cloth. Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper. Patchen's second book, consisting of 800 copies, this copy INSCRIBED "with respect and admiration" for W. H. Auden on 10 May 1940 and SIGNED by Patchen. Patchen's first book brought him much acclaim including comparisons to Auden, unlikely as that might seem now. Among Patchen's accomplishments was the initiation of the poetry-and-jazz movement in the late 1950s. Although Auden never seems to have figured in an important way in Patchen's life, the elder poet did take part in a benefit for Patchen two decades after being presented with this book. A truly important presentation copy.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA ]
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