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        Oriental assembly. Edited by A.W. Lawrence, with photographs by the author.

      Williams and Norgate, London 1939 - First edition, 8vo, pp. xii, [2], 291, including 129 photographs at the back; dust jacket with one small chip out at the top of the spine (not touching any letterpress), and the bottom of the back panel wrinkled; all else fine. Hitherto uncollected writings by Lawrence about the Middle East, including a diary kept on a journey through Syria in 1911 collecting antiquities for the Museum at Oxford., and the suppressed introductory chapter to The Seven Pillars of Wisdom. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        Autograph Letter Signed "Wallis Windsor" to John Royal, Vice Pres. of NBC in New York. (Duchess of, Wallis Simpson, 1896-1986, Wife of Edward VIII)

      1939 - saying that she has "given up hope of ever getting your address from Fred so am going to send this note to him to forward ." and that she has wanted for some time to thank him for "the lovely red roses which I found here upon return from Paris. We are just about to leave for the south where we have taken a house so that Versailles is complete chaos ", 3 sides 8vo., with original autograph envelope with initial 'W', on personal blue stationery engraved with crown and her initials, Nassau, Sunday 22nd May, n.y., c. Mr Royal was Vice Pres. of NBC in New York.

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        Exceptional unsigned large press photo showing the couple together, (1894-1972, King of Great Britain, Later the Duke of Windsor) & the Duchess of WINDSOR (Wallis Simpson, 1896-1986, his wife)]

      1939 - the Duke is seated at his desk holding some papers, his head turned toward the Duchess who is perched on the arm of his chair looking down at him, 14½" x 11½", no place but Château de la Croë, Cap d'Antibes, stamped on the verso 3rd January, The couple had bought a long lease on the Château in 1938, as well as a house in Paris. In 1952 they sold the Château to Stavros Niarchos and the Moulin de La Tuilerie near Paris took its place. On the verso are stamps for the Associated Press and a note that it "has not been distributed to Evening Newspapers".

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        The Yearling

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1939 - The First Wyeth Edition. Bound in coarse linen, decorated front and spine; sans jacket. Illustrated endpapers. Inscribed by author; " For / Alicia Snyder / Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings / Feb. 13, 1940". 14 illustrations by N.C. Wyeth. A very nice clean, crisp copy without previous owners' names or other markings. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 400 pages; Signed by Author [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: William Chrisant & Sons FABA, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Naval Sketches of the War in California. Reproducing Twenty-Eight Drawings made in 1846–1847 by William H. Myers, Gunner on U.S. Sloop-of-War Dale. Descriptive text by Capt. Dudley W. Knox, U.S.N. Introduction by Franklin D. Roosevelt.

      New York: Random House, 1939 - Folio. Original marbled paper boards, backed by white paper stamped in imitation of white morocco, titles gilt to recent red label to spine, grey endpapers, top edge trimmed, others untrimmed. Marks to spine and rear cover, wear to extremities, short closed tear to first blank, small glue residue mark to rear free endpaper; a very good copy. Colour frontispiece, title page and text printed in blue, red, and black, with 27 colour plates. First edition, first printing, one of 1,000 copies. Presentation copy, inscribed by Roosevelt on title page, "Franklin D. Roosevelt, for Robert M. Morgenthau." Morgenthau (b. 1919) is the son of Roosevelt's friend and Secretary of the Treasury during Roosevelt's presidency, Henry Morgenthau, Jr (1891–1967). At the time of presentation Robert Morgenthau, who grew up living nearby the Roosevelts, was serving as a Lt. Commander in the Navy. He would go on to serve seven years as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, followed by 34 years as District Attorney for New York County; winning nine elections to retain his post, and serving until he was 90-years old. "In many years of collecting sketches, paintings, and engravings relating to the navy of the United States," FDR writes in his Introduction, "I had found virtually none which had connections with naval operations in the Pacific in 1846 and 1847 (during the war with Mexico). When, therefore, I had the opportunity a few years ago of acquiring the original sketchbook of Gunner William H. Myers, U.S.N., I realised its historical value". The sketchbook's original "monetary" value was $900, the highest price FDR ever paid for an item in his naval collection. Compelled to publish the "pictorial record" because of "its historical value," FDR convinced Random House of its importance, volunteered to supply an introduction, designated his secretary Missy LeHand as his liaison to the Grabhorn Press and commissioned Captain Dudley W. Knox (who had previously edited several volumes on naval history, for which FDR provided forewords) to write the text. Uncommon signed, with no other copies traced at auction. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Bibliographie Linguistique - Linguistic Bibliography (KONVOLUT aus 57 Bänden/ CONVOLUTE of 57 vols.) - Jahrgang: 1939 - 1995.

      Spectrum; 1939 - 1995. - Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel.). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; Einbandkanten sind leicht bestossen; der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 57 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie sich bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 65000

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros]
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        Keogh, Comanche and Custer

      John S. Swift 1939 - xvii, 127 p. No. 145 of a limited edition. Signed by Luce on the copyright page. The top 1 1/2" of the blue cloth on the boards and spine is damp-stained. The endpapers show some brown spots. The text and illustrations are remarkably clean and unmarked. Binding is square and tight. The dj has a 3" x 1" horizontal chip at the head of the spine that extends to the front panel, another 2" x 1" chip at the head of the front panel near the flap fold and a 1" chip at the tail of the front panel. The illustration of the 7th Cavalry insignia has not been affected. Previous owner's inscription on the front free endpaper. The publisher is indicated only on the dj spine. The Library of Congress record for this book locates the publisher in St. Louis. Dustin, Bibliography of the Battle of the Little Big Horn 456 [in Graham, The Custer Myth]. A rare item in any condition, but extremely rare in the dj. Digital photo available on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ex Libris Books]
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        The Big Sleep.

      London: Hamish Hamilton, 1939.. FIRST UK EDITION. Octavo, pp.302. Publisher's black cloth with red titles and trim. Edges a little toned, joints a touch rubbed. A clean, near fine example. The author's first book, introducing Philip Marlowe; cool, sharp, handsome - and bitterly alone. A Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. Chandler's writing was certainly an influence on Ian Fleming, and the two authors later became friends and correspondents. In a nod to his hero Fleming mentions Raymond Chandler in the novel 'Goldfinger', and inscribed a copy to him (sold in 2011).

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        IL KODO E LA CONCEZIONE FASCISTA DI STATO

      DOTTRINA FASCISTA, VARESE 1939 - QUADERNI DELLA SCUOLA MISTICA FASCISTA SANDRO ITALICO MUSSOLINI ITALIANO Brossura editoriale morbida, ingiallita, con lieve fioritura, con bordi stanchi, con piccoli baffi di biro e con adesivo al piede, adesivo anche al retro copertina, pagine ingiallite ai bordi, con lieve fioritura e con alcune sottolineature con matita rossa

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Loza Blanca y Azulejo de Puebla.

      

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Three Anthropomorphic Rabbits

      San Francisco, Calif., ca. 1939. . Watercolor painting. 12 x 9 inches. Signed. The artist was the Head of Conservation for the Avery Brundage Collection of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco in the 1980s.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Three Weeks of Canton Bombing ... Prepared under the Auspices of the Council of International Affairs.

      

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Goodbye To Berlin.

      

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        England so - und so!

      8, 166 Abbildungen in Kupfertiefdruck, farbig illustrierter Okart. - Einband leicht berieben und fleckig sonst guter Zustand - 1939. M3228

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht - Preis inkl. MwSt.]
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        herausgegeben unter Mitwirkung des Reichsluftfahrtministeriums

      Jahrgang 1939, Nr. 8 + 9 Sonderhefte Legion Condor, Jahrgang 1940, Nr. 1 - 26 ,Jahrgang 1941, Nr. 1 - 26,zusammen in einem Halbleineneinband der Zeit gebunden, Zustand 2-

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht - Preis inkl. MwSt.]
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        Finnegans Wake

      New York: The Viking Press 1939. 628 pp. Original black cloth with gilt lettering to front board & spine. In original dust wrapper. Dj slightly marked and fading to spine. Slight marks to fore-edge and endpapers. No ownership names. Jacket not price-clipped. Dj protected in a clear plastic sleeve. . Very Good. Cloth. First US Edition. 1939. Tall 8vo..

      [Bookseller: Fosters' Bookshop]
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        Old Possum's Book Of Practical Cats (Inscribed By Author)

      London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1939. First Edition, First Printing. Yellow Cloth. Very Good + Book/No Dust Jacket. Inscribed By T S Eliot. 45 Pp. Yellow Cloth Stamped In Red. First Edition, Gallup A34a, One Of 3005 Copies. Contents Fine. Hinges Tight. Covers Not Faded, Red Lettering And Design All Present, A Few Tiny Points Of Fraying At Top And Bottom Of Spine And Bottom Corner Of Rear Board, A Few Very Small Areas With Very Light Foxing Or Soiling. Without The Scarce Dust Jacket. Brief Gift Inscription "To Edith With Love Christmas 1939" On Front Endpaper, Unsigned. The Handwriting Appears To Be Eliot's [From Comparison With Other Examples Of His Handwriting Using Each Of The Words], And The Intimacy Of The Inscription Is Apparent. Elizabeth Salter In The Last Years Of A Rebel/ A Memoir Of Edith Sitwell Cites A Note Sitwell Circulated To Friends Circa 1960, After T S Eliot Defended Lewis After Her Critical Article About Him In The Observer, "I've Not Read Mr. Eliot's Book Of Practical Cats, So Can You Tell Me If It Is True That He Is The Author Of These Lines? I Tort I Saw A Puddy Tat ....I Wonder What Put It Into My Head That He Is The Author?" Unsigned, But Authenticity Guaranteed.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        Pigen i Ilden (Das Mädchen im Feuer). Mit 17 klischierten Zeichnungen mit farbigen Linolschnitten von Asger Jorn. Kopenhagen. In Kommission bei Fischers Forlag 1939. 21,8 x 24,5 cm. 1 Blatt, 32 Seiten, 1 Blatt Druckverzeichnis, 1 Blatt. Marmorierter Originalpappband mit aufgeklebter Vignette von Asger Jorn.

      In Kommission bei Fischers Forlag, 1939. Originalausgabe. Nr. 19 von 50 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe auf Ingres-Papier und von Hans Jorgensen in einem mit Marmorpapier bezogenen Pappband und aufgeklebter Vignette gebunden (die Gesamtauflage betrug 200 Exemplare, wovon die 150 Exemplare der Normalausgabe auf federleichtem Papier gedruckt und in einfacher, kartonierter Form geheftet wurden). Im Druckvermerk von Asger Jorn und der Autorin Genia Katz Rajchmann eigenhändig signiert. Unser Exemplar mit einer zusätzlichen Signatur der Autorin auf einer Seite inmitten des Buches, was dadurch zu erklären ist, daß Genia Katz Rajchmann aus Zeitnot die noch unbedruckten Bögen signieren mußte, und durch die nachträgliche Falzung es nicht immer möglich war, die Signatur im Kolophon zu plazieren. Unser Exemplar enthält außerdem auf dem Vorsatz die schöne Widmung Asgar Jorns für das Töchterchen des dänischen Malers Viggo Rhodes: "Til den kaere lille Bente med venlig hilsen, Asgar J." (Übersetzt: Für die liebe kleine Bente mit freundlichem Gruß, Asgar J.). Widmungsexemplar eines der schönsten illustrierten Bücher des 20. Jahrhunderts in der seltenen Ausgabe auf stärkerem Papier. Referenz: Van de Loo 8 -- Papiergesänge 60 (mit Farbtafel 7)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Günter Linke]
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        Mein Kampf (Zwei Bände in einem Band.).

      München, Zentralverlag der NSDAP, Frz. Eher Nachfolger, 1939 8°, Fronti., XXVI, 2 Bl., 781 S., 13 Bl. Plakatanhang, Blauer Ganzlederband m. Goldprägung u. Kopfgoldschnitt, m. Rückenschild, Deckel min fleckig, innen durchgehend wellig - trotzdem gutes, lesbares Exemplar. Jubiläumsausgabe anlässlich der Vollendung des 50. Lebensjahres des Führers. Gesamtauflage 5 Millionen Exemplare. - Der Plakatanhang zeigt typographische Plakate aus der Frühzeit der Bewegung. - Verkauf nur zu wissenschaftlichen Zwecken! Versand D: 20,00 EUR Geschichte - FaschismusNeueingänge - Geschichte / Kulturgeschichte

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        Rrose Sélavy ("Bien nouveaux")

      Paris, GLM, 1939, in-16, non paginé, broché, couverture imprimée, "Rrose Sélavy, oculisme de précision, poils et coup de pied en tous genres". Édition originale, un des 500 exemplaires numérotés imprimés sur vélin blanc, du 41e cahier de la collection "Biens Nouveaux" dirigée par Henri Parisot. Fameux recueil d'aphorismes et de jeux de mots désopilants de Marcel Duchamp. "Rrose Sélavy trouve qu'un insecticide doit coucher avec sa mère avant de la tuer ; les punaises sont de rigueur". "Question d'hygiène intime : Faut-il mettre la moelle de l'épée dans le poil de l'aimée". "Fossette d'aisance". Agréable exemplaire. Légère pliure angulaire à la couverture.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Sheba's Daughters being a Record of Travel in Southern Arabia.

      

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        The romance of the swag

      Sydney : printed for Australian Limited Editions Society, 1939. Limited edition of 350 copies, numbered and signed by the artist (this is copy no. 272). Small quarto, green cloth boards, the upper board with gilt stamped design and lettering, spine (sunned) also lettered in gilt, front paste-down with bookplate of Tristan Buesst, introduction by Lionel Lindsay, 50 pp, [5] leaves of plates, with [4] extra plates, being full-page woodcots printed on Japanese vellum, all plates in fine condition, preliminaries with mild foxing, fore-edge with flecking, a very good copy of this beautiful and scarce Lionel Lindsay publication.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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        Rogue Male - in the true first printing dust wrapper

      Chatto and Windus, 1939. Hardcover. Near Fine. A first edition, first printing published by Chatto and Windus in 1939. A near fine book without inscriptions. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper (7s 6d). One chip to the head of the spine. Small chip to the foot of the spine. Some fading to the spine. An exceptionally rare first edition and a superb story in its own right.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Ten Little Niggers - 1st Printing WITH ORIGINAL 1ST STATE DUST JACKET - HIGH GRADE BOOK

      Collins (U.K.) 1939 - AGATHA CHRISTIE - TEN LITTLE NIGGERS (published in the U.S. under the more politically correct title "And Then There Were None"), published by Collins, copyright 1939, First Printing variant state (says "Copyright -- " with no date at bottom right on copyright page and with no references to subsequent printings, lists to "Murder is Easy" on list of Christie books to left of title page, redish orange boards with black lettering on spine, ads for "Hercule Poirot's Christmas" & "Appointment With Death" at rear of book, correct 1st state DJ with generic review for Christie's writing on rear flap and ad for Collins 2/6 Edition series on rear cover and NO price at bottom left corner on front flap (the 2nd state DJ which comes from a 3rd printing (the 2nd printing of this book was printed in the green & yellow "uniform" format") has a 4s price at bottom LEFT corner to front flap - a more difficult place to "clip" so its not uncommon to find a 1st printing book wrapped in a DJ from the 3rd printing). A VERY DIFFICULT BOOK TO FIND IN ITS 1ST PRINT DUST JACKET AS THIS IS ONE OF CHRISTIE'S "TOP THREE" BOOKS IN HER PUBLISHING CANNON OF BOOKS. NOTE - THE LACK OF THE 1939 DATE ON THE TITLE PAGE INDICATES THAT THIS BOOK WAS INTENDED FOR EXPORT SALE (FURTHER CONFIRMED BY THE FACT THAT THE PUBLISHER "PUNCHED" OUT THE 2/6 PRICE ON THE REAR PANEL OF THE DJ). BEFORE THERE WERE COPYRIGHT TREATIES/CONVENTION AGREEMENTS BETWEEN COUNTRIES, PUBLISHER'S OFTEN HAD TO SECURE THE LOCAL COPYRIGHT IN EACH COUNTRY AND IN THE CASE OF THIS BOOK, EITHER DUE TO TAKING TOO LONG TO HAVE THE BOOK READY FOR PUBLICATION OR THE ADVENT OF WWII, THE PUBLISHER DROPPED THE 1939 PRINT REFERENCE ON THOSE BOOKS FROM THE 1ST PRINTING THAT WERE INTENDED FOR EXPORT SALE. Book has no creased page corners, former owner's neat name at top right on ffe otherwise no former ownership markings or used book store marks/stamps/stickers inside, clean endpapers - no tape staining or markings, no foxing to pages, endpapers or outer page edges, barest hint of dusting to top outer page edge only which are otherwise still white (no age darkening), no internal spine splits, no spine lean, tight white pages with sharp corners, no wear to board edges or corners or spine tips, NO spine fade, no stains or soiling to boards, bright red boards, no wear/loss to black spine lettering. EASILY THE NICEST COPY OF THIS BOOK THAT I HAVE EVER HAD FOR SALE. Dust Jacket has vertical nick loss at top right on spine (affecting just the very top portion of "ten" and the right edge of "E" & "S" & tiny chip at bottom right corner on front panel, no other chipping, tearing or creasing, slight wear to spine tip with 'v' losses to spine tip corners, hint of wear to front flap crease (primarily at corners), just a hint of dust soiling noticeable just on the white portion of rear panel, NO SPINE FADE TO RED TITLE LETTERING (common defect with this DJ), no staining or soiling to panels or spine. Overall a N-FINE book in VG+ condition dust jacket (price clipped) of a scarce late 1930s era UK Agatha Christie 1st printing with original RARE 1ST PRINTING DUST JACKET. I have a number of other U.K. and U.S. Agatha Christie 1st printing hardcover books up for sale. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Far North Collectible Books]
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        Old Possum's Book Of Practical Cats (Inscribed By Author)

      London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1939. First Edition, First Printing. Yellow Cloth. Very Good + Book/No Dust Jacket. Inscribed By T S Eliot. 45 Pp. Yellow Cloth Stamped In Red. First Edition, Gallup A34a, One Of 3005 Copies. Contents Fine. Hinges Tight. Covers Not Faded, Red Lettering And Design All Present, A Few Tiny Points Of Fraying At Top And Bottom Of Spine And Bottom Corner Of Rear Board, A Few Very Small Areas With Very Light Foxing Or Soiling. Without The Scarce Dust Jacket. Brief Gift Inscription "To Edith With Love Christmas 1939" On Front Endpaper, Unsigned. The Handwriting Appears To Be Eliot's [From Comparison With Other Examples Of His Handwriting Using Each Of The Words], And The Intimacy Of The Inscription Is Apparent. Elizabeth Salter In The Last Years Of A Rebel/ A Memoir Of Edith Sitwell Cites A Note Sitwell Circulated To Friends Circa 1960, After T S Eliot Defended Lewis After Her Critical Article About Him In The Observer, "I've Not Read Mr. Eliot's Book Of Practical Cats, So Can You Tell Me If It Is True That He Is The Author Of These Lines? I Tort I Saw A Puddy Tat ....I Wonder What Put It Into My Head That He Is The Author?" Unsigned, But Authenticity Guaranteed.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        Portrait photograph of Jared French

      1939. 1 vols. 10 x 7-3/8 inches. Atelier stamped on verso: Photograph by Carl Van Vechten/146 Central Park West/Cannot be reproduced without permission. Holograph notations in ink giving the subject of the photograph and the number of the negative. 1 vols. 10 x 7-3/8 inches. American Magic Realist Painter, (1905-1988).

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        What's Become of Waring?

      Cassell, 1939. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Cassell in 1939. A very good+ book without inscriptions. One small bookseller's ticket to the front endpaper. Some wear to the edges of the boards. Titles on the spine are very clear. Powell's scarce fifth novel, set within the world of publishing and critiquing the fad for spiritualism.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        La dame Ovale

      GLM, Paris, 1939, in-16, non paginé, broché, couverture imprimée, Édition originale, un des 500 exemplaires sur vélin blanc (après 35 sur vélin bleu). Ouvrage illustré de collages de Max Ernst (frontispice et 7 planches hors texte en noir). Très bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Supermarine Spitfire. Single seater day and night fighter. [Original 1939 Sales Brochure]

      Vickers-Armstrongs Limited. London 1939 - Spiral bound, 32 pages, bilingual text in English and French, twenty-five monochrome photographic images and line drawings printed on heavy textured paper in blue and black. Beautifully produced, many of the aerial shots from photographs by Charles E Brown. An original sales brochure for the Vickers Supermarine Spitfire, dated June 1939. Cover rubbed in places, chip to plastic binding comb, otherwise in very good condition, no faults. Very scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: David Cornell]
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        Skylark

      New York: Random House. (1939). First. First edition. Fine in an age-toned, very good or a little better dustwrapper with very shallow loss at the crown. Warmly Inscribed by Raphaelson: "Dear Jean -- Here it is, much changed, but I hope you approve. Gratefully, Samson Raphaelson. December 12, 1939 New York." A play adapted from the author's novel of the same name, and basis for the 1941 Mark Dansdrich film featuring Claudette Colbert, Ray Milland, Brian Aherne, and Binnie Barnes. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Mask of Dimitrios

      Hodder and Stoughton Limited 1939 - First edition. 320pp. Red cloth with gilt spine lettering. Good+ condition, sans jacket. Cloth a bit stained with wear spot on back board, spine darkened, slight lean, previous owner's bookplate on paste down, small stain on fore edge, internally clean and fairly bright. The basis of a 1944 film noir and a classic of espionage literature known as A Coffin for Dimitrios in the US; uncommon as the publisher's warehouse was bombed by the nazis in WWII. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        L'homme paratonnerre

      Paris, GLM, 1939, in-12, non paginé, broché, couverture imprimée de l'éditeur, Édition originale. Texte traduit par Henri Parisot. Un des 480 exemplaires numérotés sur vergé (n° 211). Bel exemplaire, non coupé.

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        Japanese Wood-Block [Woodblock] Printing

      The Sanseido Company, 1939. Large hardback w/dust jacket, dj has several small chips & tears, color frontispiece signed by author tipped in, b&w plates & diagrams, few color plates, 136 pages, small label with Japanese characters back inside cover, pages yellowing, text is clean & unmarked, very good condition. ISBN: NOISBN.

      [Bookseller: Gail's Books]
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        3 Postkarten mit eigenh. Unterschriften.

      München, 1931 u. 1939 - 8vo. 3 pp. Bleistift An einen Herrn Krämer in Darmstadt: „[ ] Anbei sende ich Ihnen dies [ ] Bild vom Firmling [ ]" - Die Bildseite zeigt ein Portrait von Valentin m. L. Karlstadt. Von Valentin bildseitig in beider Namen unterschrieben. - „Lieber Herr Verwandter Krämer, Ich möchte Ihnen und Herrn Wilhelm Mark mein neues Buch schicken muß aber wissen, ob Sie noch in Darmstadt sind. Schreiben Sie mir mehr [ ]" - Beiliegt: 13 Postkarten Valentins.

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        Die Kunst im Deutschen Reich. 3.Jahrgang 1939, Folgen 1 - 12 (Januar - Dezember) Ausgabe B (d.h. mit Architekturteil \"Die Baukunst) * 2 Bände, vollständiger Jahrgang mit dem umfangreichen Bildbericht über die N e u e R e i c h s k a n z l e i im Juli-Heft

      Berlin, Zentralverlag der NSDAP., Franz Eher Nachf, 1939. Vollständige Ausgabe im original Verlagseinband: 2 Halbjahresbände, jeweils in Ganzleinen GLn / OLn / Ln im Format 29 x 36 cm und mit braunem Rücken- und Deckeltitel, mit 11 vollständigen Einzelheften lose inliegend. Je Heft über 100 Seiten, mit sehr vielen, teilweise farbigen und ganzseitigen Fotoabbildungen auf Kunstdruckpapier. Hauptschriftleiter: Robert Scholz / Berlin, ständiger künstlerischer Beirat: Reichsminister Professor Dr.-Ing. Fritz Todt, Generalsinspektor für das deutsche Straßenwesen / Prof. Albert Speer, Generalsbauinspektor für die Reichshauptstadt / Prof. Richard Klein, Direktor der Akademie für angewandte Kunst in München / Prof.Leonhard Gall, aus dem Atelier Troost. - Deutsches / Drittes / Großdeutsches Reich, deutsches Kunstschaffen im 2.Weltkrieg, NS.-Baukunst, nationalsozialistische Monumentalarchitektur, neue Bauten für NS.-Organisationen in der Reichshauptstadt, bildende Kunst im Nationalsozialismus, nationalsozialistische Kunstausstellung / Kunstauffassung, Leistungsschau völkischen Kunstschaffens in München, Neue Reichskanzlei, reichsdeutsche Kunstzeitschrift, arteigene / artgemäße Malerei und Plastik, Kunsthandwerk der 30er Jahre, NS.-Bauten, Hotel Elephant Weimar, Festzug \"2000 Jahre Deutsche Kultur\", nationalsozialistische Monumentalarchitektur, deutsche Kunstgeschichte, Kunstwissenschaft in Großdeutschland, illustrierte Bücher, NS.-Schrifttum, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut. - Erstausgabe in sehr guter Erhaltung, weitere Bilder s.Nr.24907 ! Versand D: 5,90 EUR Deutsches / Drittes / Großdeutsches Reich, deutsches Kunstschaffen im 2.Weltkrieg, NS.-Baukunst, nationalsozialistische Monumentalarchitektur, neue Bauten in der Reichshauptstadt, bildende Kunst im Nationalsozialismus, nationalsozialistische Kunstausstellung / Kunstauffassung, Leistungsschau völkischen Kunstschaffens in München, Neue Reichskanzlei, reichsdeutsche Kunstzeitschrift, arteigene / artgemäße Malerei und Plastik, NS.-Bauten, Hotel Elephant Weimar, Festzug \"2000 Jahre Deutsche Kultur\", nationalsozialistische Monumentalarchitektur, deutsche Kunstgeschichte, Kunstwissenschaft in Großdeutschland, illustrierte Bücher, NS.-Schrifttum, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut. - Erstausgabe in sehr guter Erhaltung

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        Profits, Interest and Investment.

      London: George Routledge and Sons, Ltd.,, 1939. And other Essays on the Theory of Industrial Fluctuations. Octavo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Occasional pencil underlining to the text. Spine rolled and lightly faded, ends and corners a little bumped, first few leaves a little spotted; a very good copy. First edition, first impression, of this collection of seven essays on industrial fluctuations, the first of which, "Profits, Interest, and Investment", was published here for the first time. This essay extends and refines the main argument that Hayek made in the lecture series published as Prices and Production in 1931, restating it "on somewhat different and more realistic assumptions and in less abstract forms".

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        Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

      Harcourt, Brace, New York 1939 - 8vo. Original black-lettered cloth; pictorial dust jacket priced $1.25. Jacket soiled and with wear at joints and extremities, owner's name in ink on front free endpaper [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Glossaire j'y serre mes gloses. Illustré de lithographies par André Masson. Paris. Éditions de la Galerie Simon (Henry Kahnweiler) 1939. 18 x 12,3 cm. 61 Seiten. Schwarzer Leinenband, der Vorder- und der Rückumschlag der illustrierten Originalbroschur sind mit eingebunden.

      Éditions de la Galerie Simon (Henry Kahnweiler), 1939. Originalausgabe. Exemplar Nr. 6 von 10 Exemplaren auf Japanpapier (Gesamtauflage betrug 112 Exemplare), im Impressum sowohl vom Autor als auch vom Künstler signiert. Michel Leiris führt in der Art eines Wörterbuches alphabetisch 835 Wörter auf, die er poetisch-assoziativ mit anderen Wörtern und Bedeutungen verknüpft. Das Buch enthält neben 16 Original-Lithografien von André Masson, wovon 5 ganzseitig gedruckt wurden, auch 10 ganzseitige, kalligrammartige Schöpfungen von Michel Leiris. Exemplar aus dem Besitz des amerikanischen Kunstkritikers und -sammlers James Thrall Soby, der seine Kunstsammlung dem Museum of Modern Art geschenkt hat, mit dessen Exlibris auf der Innenseite des Vorderdeckels. Referenz: Chapon, Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, Seite 188 - Saphir / Cramer 13

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        Bunyah. Gedichte mit Photographien von Barbara Klemm. Vom Autor signierte Erstausgabe

      93 (5) Seiten 4, gebundene Ausgabe, Original Ganz-Leineneinband mit rotgeprägtem Deckel- und Rückentitel. das Buch ungelesen und wie neu, eines von XXXV römisch numerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe A mit zwei Originalphotograhien von Barbara Klemm, hier die Nummer XIII/XXXV. Im Impressum von Les Murray und Barbara Klemm signiert. Barbara Klemm (* 27. Dezember 1939 in Münster) ist eine berühmte deutsche Fotografin und Pressefotografin. Leslie Allan Murray AO (* 17. Oktober 1938 in Nabiac, New South Wales) ist ein bekannter australischer Dichter und Literaturkritiker. "Bunyah" nennt Les Murray seinen neuen Gedichtband das Wort stammt aus der Sprache der Aborigines und bezeichnet Baumrinde. Zugleich aber ist es der Name eines Tales im Landesinneren Australiens, wo der Dichter 1938 als Bauernsohn geboren wurde und heute wieder lebt. Murray hat über dreißig Gedichte für diese bibliophile Edition ausgewählt, die dort verortet und entstanden sind. Sie imaginieren das Tal, seine Landschaft und Bewohner. Er schreibt von Hunden und ihren Präzisionssprüngen auf Traktoren, Kaninchenplagen und Telephonistinnen, die im Outback Anteil an den Gesprächen nahmen, aber auch von Onkel Archie, der den Bruder beim Baumfällen tötete. Wollhaargras, schwarze Strände aus Grastorf und tote Bäume im Teich liefern dem Autor Mosaiksteine zur behutsamen Annäherung an einen Ort, der in seiner Abgeschiedenheit skurrile Typen anzieht. Ein Lottogewinner, jeden Bettelbriefe sorgfältig studiert, bevor er ihn verbrennt, gerät ebenso in den Fokus des Lyrikers wie die Erinnerung an das Schwesterchen, um dessen Leben der Arzt nicht mehr kämpfen will. Murray schafft lautmalerisch Atmosphäre und erweist sich in dieser sehr persönlichen Publikation wiederum als Autor von Weltrang. Mühelos wechselt er die Perspektiven, ob er sich sich in einen Hahnendornbusch hineinversetzt oder einen Säugling, der Milchblasen beobachtet. Nahezu alle Gedichte der zweisprachigen Ausgabe erscheinen erstmals in deutscher Übersetzung durch Margitt Lehbert, ein Teil wird auch im englischen Original erstveröffentlicht. Les Murray beschließt den Band mit einem Hintergrundtext über Bunyah sowie mit historischen Aufnahmen aus seinem Archiv, in denen die Land-, Tier- und Menschwelt seiner Lyrik eine photographische Spiegelung erhält. Barbara Klemm hat den Gedichten Murrays als Einstimmung Photographien zugesellt, die nicht in Bunyah entstanden sind, aber die Weite des Tales durch Wolken- und Landschaftsaufnahmen antizipieren sie hat den Dichter auch porträtiert.

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

      London: Hogarth Press, 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. First Impression of these "Brilliant sketches of a society in decay" (Orwell). 8vo: 317,[1]pp. Publisher's coarsely woven oatmeal-colored cloth, spine stamped crimson with matching top-stain. Near Fine, cloth and edges dust-soiled, lettering slightly faded, but pages clean, tight and bright. According to Woolmer (451), only 3350 copies were printed. Connolly 86. A series of six loosely interconnected character sketches that unfold against the backdrop of the doomed Weimar Republic. Despite Isherwood's disclaimer, Goodbye to Berlin is firmly rooted in his biography; all the principle characters were inspired by people he had known. Isherwood originally envisioned a sweeping Tolstoyan novel combining the characters from Goodbye to Berlin and Mr. Norris Changes Trains (in fact, both novels are often packaged as The Berlin Stories and both were later adapted for stage and film, most memorably in the Tony Award-winning musical Cabaret [1966] and the film of the same name [1972], for which Liza Minnelli won an Academy Award. "Written in the shadow of the Second World War, [Goodbye to Berlin] offers a valedictory portrait of the demimonde of Berlin, commemorating the 'decadent' bars and nightclubs that were subsequently closed by the Nazis, and immortalizing the people-Jews and homosexuals-who were most at risk under the Third Reich." (Literary Encyclopedia) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        The Seven Lady Godivas: The True Facts Concerning History's Barest Family -- INSCRIBED TO AN EARLY SUPPORTER

      New York: Random House 1939 - [80] p. illus.; 26 cm. Very good or better in a lightly worn original dustwrapper with shelfwear to spine extremities. A fine example of the rare die-cut bookmark originally distributed with the book is laid in. Inscribed by the author: "To Josephine Kimball Godiva, with very best thanks, Dr. Seuss." A wonderful association. In 1929, Josephine Dodge Kimball, a graduate of Miss Chapin's School and Bryn Mawr, founded Young Books, a shop on Madison Avenue, with her former classmate Joan Whitney Payson. Both women were from prominent families, a fact that delighted the press. "Society Women Plan Children's Bookshop," ran the headline in the New York Times, and similar notices ran in the pages of Life and the Saturday Review of Literature. Their connections brought the store instant fame. In 1931, Time reported that a manuscript by Einstein was presented to Yale University amid great ceremony at Young Books, with Kimball, Payson, and the physicist in attendance. But the shop quickly rose above the celebrity of its proprietors. Kimball's judiciously selected stock of books, art, and toys were often featured in the "On and Off the Avenue" shopping column in the New Yorker. In 1929, the store supplemented its literary offerings with "nursery trifles, [and] a circulating library for children." By 1944, the store had expanded to include a gallery, a rare book room, an adult book department, and a mail-order business that sent catalogues to 25,000 customers. Kimball enjoyed a prominent position in literary circles, serving as an officer of the American Bookseller's Association and sitting on prize committees; she was one of only two women on the board of Armed Services Editions. She also contributed reviews of children's books to magazines such as Harper's and Scribner's. In this capacity, she gave an important boost to Dr. Seuss's first book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street. In a column on Christmas gift books for the December 1937 Scribners Magazine, Kimball singled out his "delicious exposé of a small boy's tall tale" for special praise as "a most unusual and amusing contribution to juvenilia which will be thoroughly appreciated by adults." The publication of The Seven Lady Godivas coincided with the tenth anniversary of Young Books. Kimball celebrated both with a cocktail party for 150 people on October 18th (the occasion, no doubt, for the presentation of this copy). The guests of honor included Geisel, Ludwig Bemelmans, and Clement Hurd. Original drawings by each were hung, and their new books displayed in the shop windows. Noting that Seuss's art featuring "history's barest family" was prominently featured at the affair, Publisher's Weekly remarked, "it was not a children's cocktail party." Regrettably, not even the enthusiastic support of Josephine Kimball could save The Seven Lady Godivas. In his 1960 profile on Seuss for the New Yorker, E. J. Kahn summed it up: "Geisel has produced only one book that was aimed at an unequivocally grownup audience. It was an unequivocal flop." That his publishers were chary about the project is indicated by the warning on the dustwrapper flap. Identifying Seuss as "the author of two tremendously successful juveniles," the publishers noted that this one "belongs in a very different category." Which category, however? The book was neither the red fish of children's literature, nor the fowl of erotica. Seuss acknowledged the risk taken by his editor by a detail in the endpaper illustration: nailed to the Godiva family tree is a small bucket of sap labelled "Bennett Cerf." Random House limited investment in the book by printing only 10,000 copies (by contrast, the initial print run on his first book was 15,000 copies). Only 2500 sold, and the book fell out of print and into obscurity for almost 50 years. In conversation with Kahn, Geisel reflected, "I think maybe it all went to prove that I don't know anything about adults." [Attributes: First Edition]

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