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        The Confidential Agent.

      London: William Heinemann Limited, 1939 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in red, publisher's device in blind to rear cover, buff endpapers. With the dust jacket. Bookseller's ticket to foot of rear pastedown. Spine slightly faded; a very good copy in the jacket with two cup rings to front panel, faint mark to spine, a couple of shallow chips and nicks, short closed tear to foot of front panel, a little creasing, erased pencil marks to rear panel. First edition, first impression, in the second issue dust jacket with overprice sticker to front flap. This is one of the author's key pre-war mystery novels featuring an "intricate duel between good and evil", written in only six weeks (ODNB). Uncommon in the dust jacket. Miller 19a. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

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

      [Bookseller: Wisdenshop.com]
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        Photograph Album and Scrapbook of the German Cruise Ship Columbus

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

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        Finnegan's Wake - true first printing of the UK edition

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

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

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

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        Finnegans Wake.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Sawtooth Books, ABAA]
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        Kingdom Come : The Magazine of War-Time Oxford (Vols 1 & 2 complete in 8 Issues)

      Sole editions of Vols. 1 & 2 complete in 8 Issues published in Oxford between 1939-41. Vol 1: 135 pages + Ads, Vol 2: 118 pages + Ads. Original stapled wrappers of similar design but varying colours. The issues are in Very Good++ condition. Lightly nicked and soiled which is heavier in the latter respect on issue Vol 1, No. 4. A notable publication described in the TLS as ' the first literary journal to appear in Britain after the start of the Second World War'. Volume 1 was edited by John Waller and Kenneth Harris, with the latter replaced by Miles Vaughan Williams for the second run (with all three names appearing , alongside Mildred Clinkard in the transitional Vol 1, No. 4). The magazines feature an impressive line-up of contributors: Waller and others of the Salamander Group , Naomi Mitchison, Kay Boyle, Emmanuel Carnevali, Norman Nicholson, Nevill Coghill (who takes T.S.Eliot to task for the 'vice of facetiousness' in a forthright review of 'East Coker'), Christina Foyle, G.S. Fraser's translations of Andre Breton, Paul Eluard & Georgio de Chirico, C. Day Lewis, John Middleton Murray, Nicholas Moore, Marie Stopes, Frederick Prokosch, Ruthven Todd, Laurence Whistler, Laurence Housman, Henry Greece, Edmund Blunden and many more. Richard Adams, then of Worcester College, makes a brief (but non-literary) appearance in the second number, as a Sales manager, and then reappears with a poetic contribution in the fourth. The cover design is rendered in varying colour combinations - a striking design by Baptista Gilliat-Smith of a cocktail party shattered by an aerial incursion. The literary contributions are similarly engaged with ongoing events, with the delay between the last number of the first volume and the first number of the next explained by 'the bombing of London'. The magazine continued to a third sequence, not present here. A very good set and scarce as such. More images available on request. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

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        History of Santa Barbara County, State of California. Its People and Its Resources

      Harold McLean Meier, Publisher, Santa Barbara 1939 - 496 pp. plus index Thick quarto. original oxblood leather pictorially stamped in offwhite, red, green and gray, lettered in gilt, edges stained light red. Profusely illustrated. "To one who was born in California and has a pardonable pride in her romantic past and an undying faith in her future greatness it has been a pleasure to edit the Historical section of this work wherein is recorded the story of this particular section of California, Santa Barbara County. In the early history of Santa Barbara County many of the very vital actions of the future great State of California had their beginning, and down through the years as we developed, our progress has been recorded in song and story. . Santa Barbara County has ever been foremost in preserving and perpetuating the traditions of our romantic past, and to the founders and pioneers we humbly dedicate this work." -from the Foreword. Spine with some repairs to the leather, hinges weak [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Rogue Male (First Printing in the Original Dustwrapper)

      Chatto & Windus 1939 - First edition, first impression - title and publication date in red to the title page, denoting the true first printing. Near Fine: tight and square binding in clean purple cloth, lettered in pale blue to the backstrip; publisher’s pale blue topstain, evenly faded; a little toning to the fore-edge of the page block; uncut bottom-edge, as issued; just a few minor marks to the pages, else a very crisp, clean and well-preserved example. The original, unclipped dustwrapper (‘7s 6d net’ stated) is in excellent condition - very bright and vibrant having benefited from professional restoration from one of the UK’s leading dustwrapper specialists. A lovely example of a very scarce edition, particularly so in the original wrapper. All orders are sent very carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and sturdy cardboard. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bradhurst Fine Editions]
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        The New Testament. Translated by William Tyndale, 1534. A reprint of the edition of 1534 with the translator's preface and notes and the variants of the edition of 1525. Edited for the Royal Society of Literature by N. Hardy Wallis, with an introduction by Isaac Foot.

      Cambridge: Printed for the Royal Society of Literature, 1939 - Large quarto (285 x 227 mm). Contemporary red crushed morocco, titles to spine in gilt in compartments, Royal Coat of Arms in gilt to front cover, yellow silk page markers, brown endpapers, top edge gilt. Spine lightly faded, minor rubbing to extremities, slight soiling and a couple of scratches to covers, faint offsetting to prelims, foxing to edges; a very good, bright copy. Title page printed in red and black. Text printed within single rule frame. Frontispiece facsimile of original 1534 title-page and 23 plates. First edition thus, limited issue, number 58 of 500 copies. Hardy Wallis's translation was first published, without the illustrations, in 1938. Tipped-in is a presentation letter from Sir Robert Tasker to the headmaster of his alma mater Ardingly College, 7 February 1959, and a photocopied letter of thanks from the headmaster George Snow. Pasted onto the first blank is The Times obituary for Tasker, 2 March 1959. Laid-in is a review from The Sunday Telegraph, 20 December 1992 by Hugh Trevor-Roper of David Daniell's edition of Tyndale's Old Testament. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Road is Wider Than Long; an Image Diary from the Balkans July - August 1938.

      London Gallery Editions, 1939. - 1st Edition. Printed in red and black in a variety of typefaces. Number 86 of a Limited Edition of 500 copies. A few light finger marks. Very Good in original wood grain boards a little worn at the spine extremities. RARE PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED TO THE ENGLISH SURREALIST HUGH SYKES DAVIES. ?To Hugh & Joyce Sykes Davies with all best wishes Roland Penrose.? [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael S. Kemp, Bookseller]
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        All Quiet On The Western Front

      Little, Brown & Co., Boston 1939 - Octavo, 291pp, gray cloth. No dust jacket. Cloth on spine is shifting. Light foxing. Signed by Remarque on frontispiece in 1939. Signed copies of this historical work are difficult to find. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The First Edition Rare Books, LLC]
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        The Problem of Meighen Island. Intended as the Third Chapter But Suppressed in the Publication of "Unsolved Mysteries of the Arctic".

      New York: Joseph Robinson, 1939. sep 22 2017. iii, 257-328. b/w maps, one drawn by Rockwell Kent. The Arctic Bib. 16850 blandly states, “Discussion of Meighen Island... in relation to the travels and observations of... Sverdrup... in 1900, ... Cook in 1908, Stefansson in 1916. The author states the mystifying facts concerning this island which he discovered and named, but which seemingly had appeared on a contemporary map showing Cook’s journey, and which Cook denied having seen.” In fact, the pamphlet was suppressed because of the threat of a libel suit by Cook, and was never offered for sale. It was privately printed and distributed, being limited to 300 copies, of which this is #239. A very good copy, bound in blue cloth with an eight-line signed inscription by Stefansson on the front blank.

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        Terre des hommes

      - Nrf, Paris 1939, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - Prima edizione, una delle 10 copie numerate su Holland, tirando ampia la carta più piccola con 10 la Cina. Binding metà marocchino rosso con gli angoli, di nuovo con quattro nervi fissati con ghirlande dorate e decorate con le scatole dorate doppie arredate nei loro centri di punta stampati a freddo, la coda ghirlanda d'oro di nuovo, piatti di carta marmorizzata, guardie e contreplats carta il serbatoio, coperchi e schienali conservati, firmato vincolante Bernasconi. Una descrizione biblioteca incollato tag la testa di una guardia. Nizza copia ben stabilito. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 130 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin pur fil, après seulement 1 Whatman, 9 Chine et 23 Hollande. Reliure en demi maroquin noisette à coins, dos à cinq nerfs, date dorée en queue, un mors habilement restauré en tête, plats, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tête dorée, couvertures et dos conservés, reliure signée de Malcorps.  Envoi autographe signé d'Antoine de Saint-Exupéry à monsieur et madame Maurice Crick. Provenance : de la bibliothèque de Maurice Crick avec son ex-libris encollé sur une garde. Bel exemplaire agréablement établi.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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        Brighton Aquatints.

      London: Duckworth, printed at the Curwen Press,, 1939. Twelve original aquatints of modern Brighton with short descriptions by the artist and an introduction by Lord Alfred Douglas. Oblong folio. Original red cloth-backed blue marbled paper boards, titles in gilt to printed paper label to front cover. With 12 monochrome aquatints, with tissue-guards, the accompanying text on printed blue paper. Slight wear to extremities, faint browning to covers, occasional creasing to tissue-guards, a very good, bright copy. Sole edition, one of 200 copies. Piper visited Brighton in 1938, shortly after completing a course of lessons at the Royal College of Art in producing aquatints. This collection, key in Piper's artistic development, was produced with the architect James Richards "in imitation of a Romantic guidebook", shortly after (ODNB). With a contemporary gift inscription to the front free endpaper, "Ambrose, with love from Anne, Feb. 23 1940". The recipient is believed to be food writer Ambrose Heath (1891–1969). An uncommon work, traced at seven institutions in the UK.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Lore of the Chinese Lute. An Essay in Ch'in Ideology. ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION. Sophia University, Monumenta Nipponica. 1939

      Tokyo: Sophia University [Monumenta Nipponica], 1939 - First edition, first printing. Original offprints. Quarto, 25.2*17.2cm. Gulik's essay was serialized in 4 parts in "Monumenta Nipponica", from Vol 1, No 2 (July 1938) to Vol 3, No 1 (January 1940), altogether 4 installments in 4 issues. Here only 2 issues are present while the 1938 issue and 1940 issue are missing. Extremely rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chinese Art Books]
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        Le comte des formes

      Société Les Amis de C.A. Cingria / Librairie des Trois MagotsParis 1939 - Un des 200 ex. num. sur alfa. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ShepherdsBook]
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        Robbery Under Law - in the first issue unrestored dust wrapper with Chapman and Hall's advertising postcard

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1939. A first edition first printing published by Chapman and Hall in 1939. A near fine book without inscriptions, in a very good+ clipped wrapper with one slither of loss to the head of the front panel. Some light wear to the spine tips and edges and some staining to the rear panel. Rare to find unresetored. Scarce.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        The Local. Text by Maurice Gorham.

      London Cassell & Co. Ltd 1939 - First edition, 8vo (23.5 x 16 cm)., 51 pp., frontispiece and fourteen full-page (one double) colour lithographs by Ardizzone, save for some offsetting to endpapers, internally fine, publisher's illustrated paper-covered boards printed in grey, black and crimson, fine with none of the usual splitting to the spine, glassine dust-wrapper with printed flaps with small loss to top edge of rear panel, otherwise fine; an exceptionally bright, clean copy of a rare, early work. "Ardizonne's illustrations are generally concerned with contemporary life untouched by political, religious or ideological conflicts. His approach is not satiric or moralistic but autobiographical, and his drawings are representational and humorous and demonstrate his affection for people" (The Dictionary of 20th Century British Book Illustrators) A very rare title to find in such excellent condition because the publisher's premises were bombed during the Blitz, destroying all the unsold copies, printing blocks, etc. A sequel was published in 1949 but due to post-war austerity the illustrations are not in colour and in general it pales somewhat by comparison. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        The Case of the Rolling Bones

      NY: Morrow, 1939. First Edition. hardcover. Near fine with some very light foxing, in a VG Dust Jacket missing shallow chips at spine extremities Perry Mason

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        Kolkhoz The Collective Farm

      Unpag. (95 pp.) English-language photo essay on collective farming in the Soviet Union, published in New York at the World's Fair, with several pages of text and many black-and-white photographs, captioned, many with locations included, depicting life on collective farms, including women and men operating farm machinery, harvesting, pollinating via airplane, blacksmithing, dinner in the field, children, field camp, recreation, cotton plantations, livestock, fruit orchards, carpet-weaving, tea rooms, the sanatorium, maternity home, hospital, kindergarten, schools, voting, and other activies, from various locations around the then USSR, including the Staro-Beshevsky, Krasnoarmeisky, Slavyansk, Odessa, Turkmenia, Korablin, Zhazhkovsky, Dmitrovsky, Skadovsky, Kiev, and Stalin districts and regions. Illustrated profusely throughout. 4to. Cloth boards with grain of wheat in relief to front cover, some minor soiling and rubbing especially to extremities. Moscow/Leningrad (State Art Publishers) 1939. Scarce; as of August 2017, WorldCat locates 6 holdings in the United States.

      [Bookseller: F.A. Bernett Books]
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        Geschichte in Bildern - I.- IV. Band

      Stuttgart, Verlag für Volksgesundung, ohne Jahr (1939), Gebundene Ausgabe, Halbleineneinband- Mappe, Großformat-quer, 80 + 71 + 70 + 125 Blätter mit Zeichnungen zur deutschen Geschichte, Adel, politische und militärische Anführer, Schlachten etc., Der IV. Band beschäftigt sich ausschließlich mit dem Dritten Reich, Zeichnungen von allen bekannten Funktionsträgern, weiterhin Tafeln mit Wiedergabe von Propaganda-Bildern, Einbände mit kleinen Beschädigungen, Zustand 2-(F1443) (1939)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht - Preis inkl. MwSt.]
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        The Merchant of Yonkers

      NY: Harper & Brothers, 1939, 1939. FIRST EDITION INSCRIBED. 1 vol., publisher's original stamped brown cloth binding, with the original DJ, DJ not price clipped. Inscribed on the title-page"Like Cornelius and Barnaby some day I'm coming to New York again to have fun with the Freemans says Thort." Small bookplate to front pastedown otherwise FINE/VG+. The reference to "the Freemans" is to a young Morgan Freeman who played in the all black version of the Broadway play which also included Cab Calloway, Mabel King, Clifton Davis, and Ernestine Jackson. A wonderful and playful inscription.

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        Tropic of Capricorn

      Paris: The Obelisk Press,, 1939. Octavo. Original white wrappers, printed in red, titles printed in black to spine and front cover. Spine gently rolled and lightly browned, faint soiling to rear cover, slight creasing and nicks to extremities; an excellent copy. First edition, first impression, second issue, with the price to the spine and foot of the front flap, with the yellow errata slip tipped-in as issued. Miller's first three books, of which this is the third, were banned in the United States and England for obscene content; Tropic of Capricorn was not published in the US until 1961. This copy with a newspaper clipping laid-in of a review from the Sunday Telegraph, 21 July 1991, of Dearborn's biography of Miller, The Happiest Man Alive.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Deep Silver. A story of the cod banks

      Routledge. Hardcover. B000WQY1WU Binding: Hardback ---Publisher: Routledge ---Date: 1939 ---Edition: 1st ---Pages: 265 ---Condition: Good ----DJ Condition: None ---Description: All of the internal pages are unmarked, uncreased and tightly bound, no stamps or inscriptions, the only flaws are a couple of minor scuffs to the covers and some very light rubbing to the spine edges. MOST OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED WITHIN 1 WORKING DAY OF PURCHASE. YOU GET A FREE BOOKMARK WITH EVERY ORDER. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE - WE UPLOAD A SELECTION OF HIGH QUALITY PHOTOGRAPHS WITH EACH LISTING, HOWEVER IF NOT ALREADY PRESENT PHOTOGRAPHS OF ANY OF OUR TITLES CAN BE PROVIDED BY REQUEST VIA E-MAIL.B000WQY1WU --- 16.01.16 . Good. 1939 . First Edition .

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        What Happened to the Corbetts

      London: Heinemann, 1939. A first edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1939. A good copy with staining to the boards. Internally, beautifully clean. One name to the front endpaper. Wear to corners. A rare book indeed.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Abri 15 Places (WWII French Air Raid Shelter Sign)

      NP: NP, 1939. Original document. Loose_leaf. g to g+. Original WWII French air raid shelter sign indicating a shelter capacity of 15 (12 for the residents of the building where the document was affixed, and 3 for outsiders).The printed paper sign measures 15 1/8 x 12 3/8." Folding creases. Minor abrasion to paper along right fore-edge. Upper front corner creased. Minor to moderate offsetting and water stains. Previous owner's stamp (Collection Cossira) and remnant of glue at verso. Text in French. Document in overall good to good+ condition.

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        SECRET DESPATCHES FROM ARABIA.

      - Published by permission of the Foreign Office. Foreword by A. W. Lawrence. Pp. 174(last blank)+[2](colophon, verso blank), frontispiece portrait (Lawrence in Arab dress), glossary; cr. 4to; bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in qr. black morocco, spine lettered in gilt between raised bands, cream cloth boards, slightly foxed and soiled, the top fore-corners lightly bruised; t.e.g., others uncut; dentelles lightly offset, scattered foxing; The Golden Cockerel Press, London, 1939. Edition limited to 1000 numbered copies, on Arnold's mould-made paper. \i Pertelote 145; O'Brien A226. *Despatches reprinted from \i The Arab Bulletin, a secret document, confined to 26 copies an issue, circulated by G.H.Q. at Ismalia during the First World War. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Confidential Agent

      Viking Press, 1939 A very good first printing (so stated on the copyright page) in a very good dust jacket with the original $2 price still on the front flap. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

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        Atlante storico per le Scuole Medie Parte Terza - I tempi moderni

      G. B. Paravia & C. - Torino-Milano-Padova-Firenze-Roma-Napoli-Palermo, TORINO 1939 - Atlante storico per le scuole medie ITALIANO Volume degli anni '30 in stato discreto, coperta illustrata in cartoncino, talloncino adesivo su piatto inferiore, punte appena sollevate, bordo poco sfregato, cima e piede usurati, tracce di sporco, cerniera allentata, tagli lievemente bruniti, due pagine con becca, tracce di fioritura su prime e ultime pagine. XVIII tavole, fuori testo, con 34 cartine a colori. Parte Terza della collana Atlante Storico per le Scuole Medie.

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        Barbarians at the Gate - Gollancz's File Copy

      Gollancz 1939 - A first edition, first printing published by Gollancz in 1939. A fine book (trace of spotting to the page edge) with two 'File Copy' stamps within. This was the copy taken from the Gollancz archive and has a stamp of File Copy on the front panel of the wrapper also. The DJ is in near fine condition and not clipped. Unbrowned on the spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        Count Belisarius

      The Albatross, 1939. Paperback. Used; Acceptable. Paperback; English language; a fair reading copy; covers scuffed at edges; cover torn at hinge of spine and taped; inside pages clean and bright with slight foxing to page edges. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent airmail.

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        Shell Guide to Wiltshire, a Series of Views, Castles, Seats on Nobility,Mines, Picturesque Scenery, Towns, Public Buildings, Churches, Antiquities, &c.

      Faber and Faber, London., 1939. First Faber and first hardbound edition of a book originally published by the Architectural Press in 1935. Royal octavo. 62 pages. Double page colour map at front; eight plates on cream paper. Numerous photographs, including on the endpapers. Spiral bound within cream cloth. Gazetteer largely compiled by Edith Olivier. Nature Notes by Lord Bolingbroke. At the end is an advert for Shell with a design by Edward Bawden.Head and tail of spine a bit tanned. Very good in very good, slightly rubbed and dusty dustwrapper with a fingernail-sized chip at head of spine. Scarce.

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        Untitled]

      - Pen & ink on smooth wove paper, possibly a self portrait, circa 1940s, 47.5 x 40cm. Freud briefly studied at the Central School of Art in London, and from 1939 to 1942 then with greater success at Cedric Morris' East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing in Dedham, relocated in 1940 to Benton End, a house near Hadleigh, Suffolk. He also attended Goldsmiths' College, part of the University of London, in 1942–43. He served as a merchant seaman in an Atlantic convoy in 1941 before being invalided out of service in 1942.

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        Le Mur

      first edition, one of the 40 copys numbered on pure vellum wire, drawing of head.Binding in full maroquin gray anthracite, smooth back titled with palladium, date with the palladium, guards and counterplates of black paper with silver effects, framing of a double net with palladium on the counterplates, all slices with palladium, covers and backs preserved, In black paper with silver effect and edged with anthracite gray morocco, elegant binding signed by Semet & Plumelle.Provenances: in particular the Robert Desprechins library with its ex-libris designed by Jean Cocteau, by Louis de Sadeleer with its ex-libris engraved.Very beautiful copy of the only collection of Sartre's news beautifully established in a binding in full morocco signed Semet & Plumelle. Gallimard Paris 1939 12x19cm relié sous étui

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        1939 to 1942 Wisden Hardbacks - Set of 4.

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

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        Deutsche Sankt Georg Sportzeitung. Offizielles Organ des Reichsverbandes für Zucht und Prüfung deutschen Warmbluts, dem Reichsnährstand angegliedert. 42. Jahrgang 1941 (1. Aprilheft 1941 bis 2. Februar Heft 1942) vollständig 24 Heften * s e l t e n

      Berlin, Verlag Sankt Georg Erna Marschall, 1939 - 1941. - Vollständige Ausgabe in solidem Bibliothekseinband der Zeit (schwarzes Halbleinen, Deckelbezug mit grünem Handpapier, Format 26,5 x 34 cm) mit Gewebeecken. 24 Hefte, beide Umschlagseiten jeweils mit eingebunden, diese mit fotoillustriertem Deckeltitel, Hauptschriftleiter: Werner von Hackewitz / Berlin-Steglitz. Je Heft 10 - 24 Seiten, Schrift: Antiqua, mit sehr vielen - auch farbigen - Fotoabbildungen auf Kunstdruckpapier und großem, z.T. bebilderten Kleinanzeigenteil. - Aus dem Inhalt: v.Knobelsdorff: Der Große König und das Pferd - Ein Tag bei einer SS-Reiterschwadron im Osten - Beobachtungen über das Begriffsvermögen des Pferdes (Landgestüt Marbach) - Bücherschau - Pferdeschau und Renntag in Tiflis - Die Grundsätze der Gebrauchsreitlehre - Die deutsche Pferdeerzeugung und der Wandel der Pferdeeinfuhr 1913-1938 - Stallmeister Leopold Greff 75 Jahre alt - Hengsthauptkörnung und Ankauf in Breslau 1940 - Karlshorst glanzvoller Start - Ein weiblicher Kriegskutscher (von der Heimatfront) - Major Braune zum 60. Geburtstag - Arbeitstagung des Reichsverbandes für Zucht und Prüfung deutschen Warnbluts - Kavallerie-Spähtrupp im Einsatz - Turnier in Potsdam-Nedlitz zugunsten des 2. Kriegswinterhilfswerks - Dressurarbeit bei Eis und Schnee in Norwegen - Pferdezuchttage in Nordschlesien (nordschlesische Pferdezuchtvereine Glogau, Guhrau und Fraustadt im Bezirk des Tierzuchtamtes Glogau) - Französische Rennpferde in München Riem - Die Ostpreußen sind die besten - Halbseitiges Foto "Zum 20. April 1941. Der Führer und Oberste Befehlshaber der Wehrmacht Adolf Hitler inmitten seiner Soldaten. Großdeutschlands Wünsche und Grüße gelten ihm, dem siegreichen Feldherrn und Führer aller Deutschen" - Hoppegarten 1941- Deutscher Reitergeist im Warthegau. Ein Besuch bei der Polizei-Schwadron Posen - "Am 1. Mai dem nationalen Feiertag des deutschen Volkes gedenken wir in allererster Linie unserer siegreichen Soldaten und ihrer unermüdlichen Einsatzbereitschaft. Der Feiertag der nationalen Arbeit hat im Kriegsjahr 1941 seinen tiefsten Sinn erhalten . . . Mit unserem Führer zum glorreichen Sieg unserer Waffen!, mit Foto "Truppen des deutschen Afrika-Korps in Libyen: deutsche Panzer begegnen auf ihrem Vormarsch Kamel- und Eselskarawanen" - Nachruf auf SA.-Standartenführer Wilhelm Däther - Jungbauern, Studenten, Turnierreiter. Bericht über die Arbeit der Universitäts-Reit- und -Fahrschule Marburg (Lahn) - Neue Arbeiten von Alb. Hinrich Hussmann (ganzseitige, mit 2 Aufnahmen von Pferdeplastik). . . - Deutsches / Drittes Reich, Großdeutschland im zweiten Weltkrieg, Kampf gegen den Bolschewismus an der Ostfront, deutsche Reitergemeinde, Großdeutschland im 2. Weltkrieg, deutsche Offiziere zu Pferd, Herrenreiter, illustrierte Bücher, Pferdewesen, Wehrmacht, Kriegskamerad Pferd, Ritterkreuzträger als Wehrmachtoffiziere zu Pferd, Adolf Hitler, deutsche Kavallerie im Osten, NS.-Zeitschrift für Pferdefreunde, Reiten im Generalgouvernement, Reiterei, Reitbetrieb, Remonten, Pferdezucht, Ostpreussen, Pferdeeinsatz bei der Wehrmacht, Nachrufe auf im Osten gefallene Kavallerieoffiziere, Oberleutnant Georg Freiherr von Boeselager mit Ritterkreuz, NS.Schrifttum, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut - Gutes Exemplar, weitere Stichworte und Bilder s.Nr. 25728 ! Versand an Institutionen auch gegen Rechnung Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        I MARTIRI DEI PRIMI SECOLI

      FIRENZE: ADRIANO SALANI, 1939. RILEGATO. BUONO. 11 16. USATO

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        PAOLO APOSTOLO MARTIRE

      FIRENZE: ADRIANO SALANI, 1939. RILEGATO. BUONO. 11 16. USATO

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        I Am Not Myself.

      Corvinus Press, [London]. 1939 - First edition. Quarto. Unpaginated. Quarto. Quarter leather, lettered in gilt, patterned paper boards. Top edge gilt. Printed in Corvinus light type on Bachelor parchment paper. A short story.Number 16 of 35 numbered copies signed by the author (there were a further three copies reserved for him).Presentation copy, inscribed by Norman Douglas to Constantine Fitzgibbon: "For Con - hoping he'll like it from (Uncle) Norman - August 1945". The presentee subsequently wrote a book about Norman Douglas.Hint of fading to spine. Cover edges faintly rubbed at corners. Free endpaper faintly browned and two spots on first two blanks. Near fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        L'ymaigier Jean Lebedeff. Présentation de Pierre Champion. Nombreuses compositions originales dessinées et gravées sur bois et catalogue complet de l'oeuvre de l'artiste

      Paris: Chez l'auteur, 1939. Paperback. Near fine. Edition limited to 500 copies printed on Rives, of which this is no. 369, 4to, pp. 105; self-portrait frontispiece of Jean Lebedeff [Ivan Lebedev], illustrations by the artist throughout; original white pictorial wrappers printed in black and red, foxing along edges, else a fine, uncut, copy. Short-title list of Lebedev's works, including books, prints, and bookplates, pp. 96-102.

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        Brighton Aquatints. Twelve original aquatints of modern Brighton with short descriptions by the artist and an introduction by Lord Alfred Douglas.

      London: Duckworth, printed at the Curwen Press, 1939 - Oblong folio. Original red cloth-backed blue marbled paper boards, titles in gilt to printed paper label to front cover. Slight wear to extremities, faint browning to covers, occasional creasing to tissue-guards, a very good, bright copy. With 12 monochrome aquatints, with tissue-guards, the accompanying text on printed blue paper. Sole edition, one of 200 copies. Piper visited Brighton in 1938, shortly after completing a course of lessons at the Royal College of Art in producing aquatints. This collection, key in Piper's artistic development, was produced with the architect James Richards "in imitation of a Romantic guidebook", shortly after (ODNB). With a contemporary gift inscription to the front free endpaper, "Ambrose, with love from Anne, Feb. 23 1940". The recipient was food writer Ambrose Heath (1891–1969). An uncommon work, traced at seven institutions in the UK. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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