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        Els goigs.

      - B-Edit. Orbis, 1939. 35 cm. 2 vols.; (I) VII-349 p., 2 f. Il.lustr. amb 17 làm., 15 plegades. (II) 5 f., 227 p., 4 f. Il.lustr. amb 10 làm., 8 plegades. Il.lustr. amb gravats, capçaleres, culs de llàntia i facsímils, en el text. Edició numerada ex.22/500. (10808-COL). FOLKLORE. IMAGINERÍA POPULAR CATALANA.

      [Bookseller: Llibreria Antiquària Casals]
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        [Photo Album]: Beach Vacations and Florida

      Florida, 1939. Good. Oblong quarto. Measuring 7" x 11". String-tied album, lacking the boards. Contains 103 black and white or sepia-toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1.5" x 2.5" and 2.5" x 3.75", with captions. Good only album lacking the boards with some chips with near fine photographs.The album begins with a page which reads "Never to be Forgotten are the Persons and Places Pictured in this Book...October -- 1938." The photos details trips, many of which are at the seaside, as well as family and friends posing throughout the summer and fall of 1938. Most of the beaches are unidentified but the few places that do have captions are in Florida. The album opens with a photo of crashing waves and another of a Naval blimp flying over the coast. Other photos include young men and women posing on the beach with girls in cheesecake pinup-style poses. They also spent their time taking road trips, hiking, and boating on the coast. The travelers are mentioned by first names only and include Lilian, Brad, Muriel, Norma, Everett, and someone nicknamed "Foo-Foo." They are also captioned frequently as "The Gang," and are seen in numerous pictures posing together at picnics, by a local waterfall, and at the cottage they were staying in. Halfway through the album the captions reveal the group has moved their base of operations to Jensen, Florida and the Florida Keys. These photos show palm trees on the drive to Castle Hill in Jenson and read "miles of this and that to get to Jenson." Another photo shows the "metropolis of Jenson" which features the small center of the rural town. They are seen eating oranges right from the tree, in one photo a man reaches out the window of his car to pick an orange with a caption which reads, "the way it's done." One series of photos shows three men trying to climb a coconut tree with captions that read, "blow me down Al," and "cake eater Will." They spent time in Palm Springs and Miami with photos of a memorial to people who died in the hurricane of 1935 and another of the Bok Singing Tower. The final photos are taken in 1939 and show another trip to the beach with family and friends.An interesting collection of travel photos with an emphasis on a Florida beach vacation in 1938.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Purchas his pilgrimes in Japan, extracted from Hakluytus Posthumus, or Purchas his pilgrimes contayning a history of the world in sea voyages and lande travells by Englishmen and others

      J.L. Thompson & Co. & Kegan Paul, Trench, et al., Kobe & London 1939 - 8vo, pp. viii, [1], 283, [5, ads]; 5 plates (4 folding); original brown cloth, spine gilt; spine minimally faded, else near fine. Edited with commentary and notes by Cyril Wild. Wild extracted and rearranged all the material concerning Japan to be found in Purchas and provided a commentary to make a consecutive narrative of the whole. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        Breeding Your Own: How to Raise and Train Colts for Pleasure and Profit [Signed] + Author's Dedication to Windsor Holden White + Bookplate

      Printed by Eugene V. Connett at The Derrydale Press, Park Avenue, Manhattan, New York First Edition 1939. 1939., 1939. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original white cloth spine and royal blue cloth covers, blue and gilt title and author lettering label to the spine and to the front cover. 8vo. 9½'' x 6''. Contains [x] 2, 245 printed pages of text with monochrome half-tones from photographs. Chapters include: Possibilities in amateur horse breeding; Breeding and care of mares before arrival of foal; Foaling and aftercare; Handling and training of colts during 1st, 2nd & 3rd year; Supplementary training; Breaking to saddle; Schooling jumpers, saddle horses; Problem horses; Higher education; Marketing, Sickness. Hand written number 19 of 1250 Limited Edition copies SIGNED by the author to the front free end paper 'To Windsor Holden White - Yours for ever more, and better horses Clarence C. Bosworth October 25th, 1939.' From the private library of Windsor Holden White with his polo bookplate to the front paste down. Spine slightly age darkened, small Booksellers ticket form 'The Crossroads of Sport, Inc. 15 East 54th Street, New York' inside, couple of small fox spots to the rear paste down and in Very Good condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        NEL PERICOLO

      FRASSINELLI, TORINO 1939 - ITALIANO Versione italiana a cura di Ada Prospero, rilegatura editoriale cartonata, con leggera fioritura e lievi segni di usura, sovraccoperta ingiallita con fioritura e strappetti ai bordi, guardie e controguardie marmorizzate, pagine ingiallite ai bordi e con fioritura, fioritura anche ai tagli

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Little Grey Rabbit's Christmas *FIRST PRINTING*

      London: Collins. Hardcover. 103 pages. Average wear externally. Top inch of backstrip missing. Small chips from bottom of backstrip. Gift greetings, dated 1939, upon half-title page else contents clean and unmarked. Exquisitely illustrated in colour. A sound first printing copy of this most wonderful Christmas work. . Good. 1939. First Edition.

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        THE GRAPES OF WRATH

      The Viking Press, New York 1939 - Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust jacket. First Edition stated to lower front flap. Toning to pages. Minor foxing to page edges. Publisher's dust jacket illustrated by Elmer Hader. Publisher's original beige cloth. Boards and spine pictorially stamped and lettered in reddish-brown. Top edge dyed yellow. Endpapers with a portion of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" printed in reddish-brown. Jacket with "First Edition" slug on front flap and with the printed price of $2.75. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Greenwich Gazette - Sept. Oct. 1939

      New York: House of Detentions for Women, 1939. Near Fine. Quarto. 12pp. Mimeographed sheets stapled along the spine. Light toning, touch of wear at the corner and with the penciled name of Ruth Lentz, staff adviser, on the front wrapper, else near fine. The first and only issue of this newsletter edited and published by the inmates of the House of Detentions for Women in New York City. The massive prison was first opened in 1932 and stood at 10 Greenwich Avenue. Created as "a vehicle for self-expression and the initiative for creative work," the Gazette's contents include poetry, short fiction, book reviews, reminiscences, house rules, and inmate education. The prison, which "hosted" such notable inmates as Ethel Rosenberg, Valorie Solanas, and Angela Davis, was demolished in 1974. The Jefferson Market Garden currently stands on the site. Rare. OCLC locates no copies of this newsletter.

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

      New York: The Viking Press. 1939. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good. True first edition of this 20th-century classic. First issue of Goldstone & Payne A12a; "First Published in April 1939" (title page verso); top edge tinted, "First edition" on jacket flap, and with the original endpaper illustration (music of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic"). CONDITION: Book has slight wear; front cover has some discoloration in the gutter of the upper outer hinge; jacket has chipping, tears, and separation at rear cover; pencil note on jacket flap.

      [Bookseller: Arundel Books of Seattle]
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        Ma tête a couper

      Paris, G.L.M, 1939, in-12, 54 pp, , Un des 275 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin (n° 85). Reproduction d'un dessin de Yves Tanguy en frontispice. Exemplaire non coupé. Couverture fragile.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        What's Become of Waring?

      Cassell, London., 1939. First edition. Octavo. 287 pages.Laid in is a colour picture Postcard Signed by the author and dated 23 February 87: the card shows Rodrigo Moynihan's portrait of Powell. ''Thank you so much for the FT piece. The jacket of Waring was done by an artist called Barbosa, who usually drew military uniforms rather in an Osbert Lancaster manner. He was chosen by the publisher & perhaps not very happy in what he had to do, though it was a thoroughly competent design in browns with a touch of grey-green. Glad to hear the market is holding. AP''Postcard: fine. Book: near fine in very good, slightly rubbed and dusty dustwrapper with a few short tears. Very scarce in the dustwrapper.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
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        CORRENTE DI VITA GIOVANILE PERIODICO QUINDICINALE DI LETTERATURA-ARTE-POLITICA

      ITALIANO 0,8 Periodici quindicinali dell'anno 1939,nello specifico il num.2 del 31 gennaio,n.3 del 15 febbraio,n.4 del 28 febbraio,n.5 del 15 marzo,n.6 del 31 marzo,n.7 del 15 aprile,n.8 del 30 aprile,n.9 del 15 maggio,n.12 del 30 giugno,n.10 del 31 maggio,n.11 del 15 giugno,n.13 del 15 luglio,n.14-15 del 31 luglio-15 agosto,n.16 del 15 settembre,n.17 del 30 settembre,n.18 del 15 ottobre,n.19 del 31 ottobre,n.20 del 15 novembre,n.21 del 30 novembre,n.22 del 15 dicembre.Vendibili anche separatamente al prezzo di 25 euro l'uno. USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        The New Cab Calloway's Cat-ologue [with] Prof. Cab Calloway's Swingformaation Bureau.

      

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        The Grapes of Wrath.

      Viking, New York., 1939. First edition. Octavo. pp.[vi], 619. Slight bump at head of spine. Slight spotting at edges. Very good indeed in very good pictorial first issue dustwrapper, by Elmer Hader, with professional repairs made to several closed tears at edges. Preserved in a fine custom-made cloth drop-back box with leather title-labels on spine and upper panel.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
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        Watercolours Eighteen important watercolour paintings reproduced in their original colours; with notes on the artist's life by Godfrey Blunden

      The Springwood Press, Sydney NSW, nd. ( 1939 - Folio; hardcover, with gilt upper board titles and an embossed upper board decoration; 58pp., with eighteen full-colour tipped-in plates and a monochrome plate tipped-in to the title page. Moderate wear; shaken; spine cracked; boards rubbed with some mild insect damage; spine extremities softened and corners lightly bumped; text block edges lightly toned with some spots; light offset to the endpapers; light embrowning and some marks to the initial pages. No dustwrapper. Very good. Production of this limited edition run of 1,850 copies (1,820 of which were issued for sale) was halted due to wartime restrictions; this volume is one of those issued when production resumed after World War Two.

      [Bookseller: lamdha books]
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        Poetry London - Nos. 1-23, plus Poetry London-New York nos. 1-4.

      London, then New York., 1939-1960. First edition. Royal octavo. A complete set, including the four issues published while Tambi was in New York. Wrappers, except for issue 10 which is in cloth with a dustwrapper designed by Gerald Wilde. The magazine immediately established itself as a major gathering place for British poets, with even the first issue including work by Dylan Thomas, Louis Macneice, Stephen Spender, Lawrence Durrell, Nicholas Moore, Walter de la Mare et al. These appear in later issues, as do Keith Douglas, Michael Hamburger, Patrick Kavanagh, Henry Miller, Stevie Smith, R.S. Thomas, Herbert Read, David Gascoyne, James Kirkup, G.S. Fraser, Alun Lewis, Kathleen Raine, Anne Ridler, W.S. Graham, Sidney Keyes, Boris Pasternak, Edwin Muir, Donald Davie, Vernon Watkins, Harold Pinter, Gavin Ewart, John Waller, Roy Campbell, Robert Graves, Christopher Logue, et al. The New York issues includes American poets such as E.E. Cummings, Marianne Moore, Theodore Roethke, Richard Farina, Allen Ginsberg, et al. Several covers have designs by Henry Moore and Graham Sutherland; in the hardbound tenth issue there is a suite of colour lithographs by Gerald Wilde illustrating, or rather embodying, T.S. Eliot's ''Rhapsody on a Windy Night''. Issue 7 has a review by George Orwell of several titles by Eliot. Erratum slip laid into issue 15.Issue no. 1 is signed by several of the poets at their respective contributions, to wit, Walter de la Mare, Clifford Dyment, Audrey Beecham, Herbert Read, Stephen Spender (twice), Lawrence Durrell (twice), Philip O'Connor and Dorian Cooke; the photographer Edwin Smith signs beneath his photo of a tree.Some of the spines are a bit rubbed and the staples rusting in places. The dustwrapper of issue 10 is chipped and a bit torn. A very good set indeed, and scarce in this complete form.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
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        Modern Man in the Making

      Secker and Warburg 1939 - First UK edition, first printing 1939. Black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Offsetting to endpapers o/w a very good copy in good if slightly grubby dust wrapper with piece missing from front cover as shown. A particularly scarce item in the UK edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Post Mortem Books]
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        Ebb and Flow of Investment Values

      , 1939. 1939. First Edition . MEAD, Edward Sherwood and GRODINSKY, Julius. The Ebb and Flow of Investment Values. New York and London: D. Appleton-Century, 1939. Octavo, original burgundy cloth, original dust jacket. $1650.First edition of this post-Crash work offering a new theory of investment and investment policy for a surplus economy, in scarce original dust jacket.In this work, written after the post-Crash failure of some of the country's strongest industries, Mead and Grodinsky set out a revolutionary new theory of investment. Attempting to both minimize the risk and simplify investment policy, the pair argue that the sole consideration in investment should be the selection of the industry in which one wishes to invest. Thus, investors must focus their energies on identifying growth industries and then, once stocks are purchased, stay alert for signs of obsolescence and decay. The entire theory, then, is much more manageable than its predecessors as it allows the investor to focus on broad trends in industry rather on the complexities of individual stocks. First printing, with ""(1)"" on last page of text. Book fine, scarce, bright dust jacket with only a few tape repairs including one to recto and mild toning to spine. A handsome copy in near-fine condition.

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        The Big Sleep

      New York: Alfred Knopf, 1939 First Edition, First Printing with the words "FIRST EDITION" printed on the copyright page. This First Issue dustjacket has the publisher's $2.00 printed price present with some wear to the edges. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy with the ORIGINAL dustjacket.

      [Bookseller: Terry Sparks]
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        Prinzess Elizabeth, aged 13, and prinzess Margaret, unrecognised by passengers-by, are taken for a walk through busy London streets on May, 1939, and for a first ride in a London underground train.

      London., Associated Press, 1939. Original photograph, gelatin silverprint, 15,1 x 19,1 cm. KEYWORDS:england/london/elizabeth/photo/united kingdom

      [Bookseller: Krul Antiquarian Books]
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        The Hitler Cult

      Dent, London., 1939. First edition. Octavo. pp x, 267. An attempt to demolish the Führer and his ambitions.Some spotting to edges and endpapers. Very good in very good indeed, slightly creased dustwrapper a bit faded at the spine.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
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        Naval Sketches of the War in California.

      New York: Random House,, 1939. 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. 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. Colour frontispiece, title page and text printed in blue, red, and black, with 27 colour plates. 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. 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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Goodbye to Berlin

      The Hogarth Press, London., 1939. First edition. Octavo. 317 pages.A Bloomsbury nexus copy: Roger Senhouse's copy with his ownership signature, dated 1.3.39 , on front free endpaper. Under this inscription he has added ''dd. John Lehmann'', indicating that he received this copy from Lehmann who at the time was managing director of the Hogarth Press and was the co-dedicatee (with his sister Beatrix Lehmann) of this book. Senhouse himself, who had been the last lover of Lytton Strachey, was co-owner of Secker & Warburg. On one of the rear blanks Senhouse has pencilled a quotation from page 14 of this novel: ''lascivious and private and sad''.Very good indeed in very good, marked, dusty and chipped dustwrapper with a 3cm closed tear to rear panel.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
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        Loza Blanca y Azulejo de Puebla.

      1939 - Mexico, 1939. 4to. 2 volumes. Original printed wrappers in glassine wrappers; pp. I: xi, 305; II: 333; numerous mounted coloured and monochrome illustrations from photographs; slight fraying to glassine wrappers, else a near fine set, now preserved in a purpose-made quarter red-morocco fall-down back box. First edition, limited to 2000 copies. A lavish and definitive assemblage of designs and craft industry productions. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        Johnny Got His Gun

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing with no additional printing stated. Near Fine or better, with light bruising to spine ends, light toning to pages. In a Near Fine dust jacket, with light rubbing, soiling to rear panel, light edge wear with shallow chipping at spine ends. Publisher's price of $2.50 intact on front flap, with small previous owner initials written in pencil nearby. A very sharp copy in a striking dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        VERVE, An Artistic and Literary Quarterly, Issues 2,3,4 - Matisse, Kadinsky, Masson, Chagall, Miro, Klee, Herb List, Bill Brandt, Renoir-Van Gogh

      Paris 1939 - Bound vol. of Verve consisting of issues 2,3 and 4 (1938 - 1939). Covers by Georges Braque (#2), Pierre Bonnard (#3),Georges Rouault (#4). In issue #2 four color lithographs (The Heavenly Bodies)plus the writing of James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, Andre Malraux and others. Photographs of Herb List, Bill Brandt and others. In issue #3 four color lithographs (The Four Seasons) plus the writing of Paul Valery, Andre Siegfried, Henri Michaux and others. In issue #4 lithographs by Matisse (The Dance)The Garden of Allah by Andre Derain, Granada by Federico Garcia Lorca, FOOD by Jean Paul Sartre, photographs by Barna, Brassai, Bill Brandt and others. All lithographs, illuminations, paintings, photographs, etc in each issue are present. I have gone through each issue page by page. All issues bound in without back covers - text in English. Light rubbing to boards - private bookplate inside front board. Occasional light rubbing on margins edge. International shipping will require additional charge. Bookseller since 1995 (LL-Base2-D-bottom) rareviewbooks [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Admiralität und weitere hohe Dienstgrade. Fotoalbum von Hermann Matthes (wohl Korvettenkapitän)

      Ohne Ort, 1939-1945. 103 original Fotografien von 9 cm x 5,8 cm bis 23,7 cm x 17,8 cm, geprägtes Lederalbum der Zeit, quart-quer - Enthält meist Porträts und Gruppenfotos, teils von hochdekorierten Offizieren. Unter anderem 4 Aufnahmen Matthes neben Vizeadmiral Dönitz. 14 Aufnahmen von Generaladmiral Alfred Saalwächter seit 1940 Ritterkeuzträger, eine Aufnahme mit handsignierter Widmung, 6 Aufnahmen von Großadmiral Erich Raeder, davon eine mit handsignierter vierzeiliger Widmung an H. Matthes und weitere hohe Offiziere. -

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        Japanese Wood-Block Printing

      Hardback. Very Good/Fair. Sanseido Company Ltd., Tokyo and Osaka, 1939, only edition; 4o, pp xi, [ii], 136; light brown raw silk covers decorated and titled in red; dust wrapper, which carries a design of a Japanese print key block, somewhat frayed or torn but the book itself in very good condition; frontispiece, 12 plates and 26 other illustrations some as full page plates and others in the text. Yoshida, 1876-1950, is considered one of the greatest of modern Japanese print artists and a leading exponent of work done in the shin-hanga style, "new woodblock prints", the early 20th century movement that was so powerful in revitalising the Japanese print tradition, working with the collaborative approach of the earlier print makers (where the artist, carver, printer and publisher worked together rather than where the artist was the sole functionary and creator of the print). The book, rare in good and complete condition, is essentially a practical manual for producing traditional Japanese prints and dealing with matters such as preliminary drawings, sketches and outlines, suitable wood for blocks, preparation and use of the baren, brushes, paper, pigments and more. Some prints are analysed and a print of a junk is shown in progressive development to both the final version and a special version. These two prints mentioned, as well as the frontispiece of cherry blossoms in front of a Japanese castle are titled and signed in pencil by Yoshida. There is also a list of Yoshida's prints, 220 in total.

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        The World is Round [WITH ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATION]

      William R. Scott (1939), New York - First Edition. Rose wonders who she is, asking herself if she would still be Rose if her name were not Rose, and goes on a journey in search of herself. This copy with original wood block Christmas card by Hurd laid in. Near Fine in nearly Very Good modestly edge worn dustjacket, few short closed tears and nicking. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE OUTSIDER

      Arkham House 1939 - The flagship volume that launched August Derleth's, Arkham House publishing firm, and the most important. At [1268 copies printed] and in this the age of the Internet, it has become, the most common scarce book on the planet because virtually everyone saved their copy and did not offer it up for sale! According to Joshi, THE OUTSIDER was HPL's preferred title for a possible collection and he certainly was and wished to be that. It's a heavy book, shipped before the days of bubble-wrap and plastic "peanuts" hence three of the four corners are bumped; the book is otherwise a very good clean copy.; the spine-gilt is nice and bright and the pages are white with just a touch of dusting to the edges. The d.j., was affixed with four 1" pieces of old scotch tape that are still present but lost their adherence many decades ago; and the verso of the d.j. was reinforced with brown paper tape in its infancy. However IT IS the ORIGINAL Virgil Finlay d.j. I myself owned this copy for years as a college student and sold it to Richard Jefts who was my first customer; this sale started me off in the career of professional book-seller. A listing from the Richard M. Jefts complete Arkham House collection. #RMJ16. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Terence McVicker, Rare Books]
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        WONDERWORLD #8-THE FLAME-YARKO-DR. FUNG-1939 bargain copy

      Fox 1939 - -THE FLAME, YARKO, and DR. FUNG appear. -Very elusive issue. -Incomplete copy missing cover and first wrap. Condition: P

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        Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1939. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. Virginia Lee Burton. A very early issue of this Virgina Lee Burton classic, even uncommon as such. Probably the 3rd issue of the 1939 1st edition, with its salmon-colored boards (instead of gray), its lack of the 1939 date on the title page and a $3.00 price (rather than $1.50) on the dustjacket flap. Still though, with no further printings mentioned on the copyright page and the reference on the rear inner-flap (as the 1st issue of the 1st edition also has) to Virginia Lee Burton's "Choo Choo", this is undoutedly a very early printing. And an impressive, well-preserved copy to boot. Tight and VG+ (with very light creasing along a number of the pages) in a crisp, price-intact, VG+ dustjacket, with light creasing --and several small closed tears-- to the panel edges. Still though, bright and very presentable. Oblong octavo, wonderfully illustrated thruout in ruch color by the redoubtable Virginia Lee Burton.

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        Defensa de la poesía (Tres conferencias leidas en la universidad de Chile, el 7 de junio de 1939) [with] Defensa de la Mandrágora'

      Santiago de Chile: Ediciones Mandrágora, 1939. First Edition. Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Near Fine. [12] pages. Quarto (7.25' x 10') pamphlet with the single sheet, 'Defensa de la Mandrágora' laid in. A key document in the Chilean surrealist movement and of Latin American poetry. The three main Latin American surrealist writers—el grupo de la Mandrágora—lay out their positions on poetry and politics, aligning themselves with André Breton and Salvador Dalí in Europe and Vicente Huidobro of Chile. They accuse Pablo Neruda of plagiarizing the Indian Nobel laureate, Rabindranath Tagore, the Uruguayan Carlos Sabat Ercasty, and 'other American mediocrities (otros mediocridades americanas).' Neruda is also charged with betraying poetry in order to enjoy the fruits of official approval. The Argentinean Raúl González Tuñón is fervently denounced as a false surrealist. The three lectures are 'Problemas del intelectual frente a los falso intelectuales' by Gómez (later Gómez-Correa), 'Defensa de la poesía' by Arenas, and 'Poesía, revolución' by Cid. Laid into this copy is a single sheet, 'Defensa de la Mandrágora' [(N.-pl): (Dirección General de Prisiones – Imp.), (n.d. but 1939)]. This rare broadside describes the circumstances under which the 'tres conferencias' were given. Arenas, Cid, and Gómez were responding to a speech given by González Tunón on May 30. Their presentation, however, was broken up by La Alianza de Intelectuales who attended the lecture in mass ('en masa'). The writers explain their purpose, 'No, this is not a defense of La Mandrágora. This is the Mandrake's (mandrágora) attack on those that attempt to obstruct the birth of poetry in this country. This is one of its most necessary, most urgent, most pure, and most definitive attacks.' ('No, ésta no es una defensa de la Mandrágora. Este es el ataque de la Mandrágora contra los que pretendan obstruir el nacimiento de la poesía en este país. Este es uno de sus ataques más necesarios, más urgentes, más puros y más definitivos.') Both items are rare. OCLC locates two copies of 'Defensa de la poesía' (University of Pittsburgh and the London Library) and no copies of 'Defensa de la Mandrágora.' First editions. Near fine; the pages are lightly tanned from acid content. 'Defensa de la Mandrágora' is chipped along the edges.

      [Bookseller: Eureka Books, ABAA]
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        Defensa de la poesía (Tres conferencias leidas en la universidad de Chile, el 7 de junio de 1939) [with] Defensa de la Mandrágora'

      Ediciones Mandrágora, Santiago de Chile 1939 - [12] pages. Quarto (7.25' x 10') pamphlet with the single sheet, 'Defensa de la Mandrágora' laid in. A key document in the Chilean surrealist movement and of Latin American poetry. The three main Latin American surrealist writers?el grupo de la Mandrágora?lay out their positions on poetry and politics, aligning themselves with André Breton and Salvador Dalí in Europe and Vicente Huidobro of Chile. They accuse Pablo Neruda of plagiarizing the Indian Nobel laureate, Rabindranath Tagore, the Uruguayan Carlos Sabat Ercasty, and 'other American mediocrities (otros mediocridades americanas).' Neruda is also charged with betraying poetry in order to enjoy the fruits of official approval. The Argentinean Raúl González Tuñón is fervently denounced as a false surrealist. The three lectures are 'Problemas del intelectual frente a los falso intelectuales' by Gómez (later Gómez-Correa), 'Defensa de la poesía' by Arenas, and 'Poesía, revolución' by Cid. Laid into this copy is a single sheet, 'Defensa de la Mandrágora' [(N.-pl): (Dirección General de Prisiones ? Imp.), (n.d. but 1939)]. This rare broadside describes the circumstances under which the 'tres conferencias' were given. Arenas, Cid, and Gómez were responding to a speech given by González Tunón on May 30. Their presentation, however, was broken up by La Alianza de Intelectuales who attended the lecture in mass ('en masa'). The writers explain their purpose, 'No, this is not a defense of La Mandrágora. This is the Mandrake's (mandrágora) attack on those that attempt to obstruct the birth of poetry in this country. This is one of its most necessary, most urgent, most pure, and most definitive attacks.' ('No, ésta no es una defensa de la Mandrágora. Este es el ataque de la Mandrágora contra los que pretendan obstruir el nacimiento de la poesía en este país. Este es uno de sus ataques más necesarios, más urgentes, más puros y más definitivos.') Both items are rare. OCLC locates two copies of 'Defensa de la poesía' (University of Pittsburgh and the London Library) and no copies of 'Defensa de la Mandrágora.' First editions. Near fine; the pages are lightly tanned from acid content. 'Defensa de la Mandrágora' is chipped along the edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Eureka Books, ABAA]
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        PLANET STORIES #1-WINTER 1939-GOOD GIRL ART-ALIENS-ALBERT DRAKE COVER vf+

      Fiction House 1939 - -First issue -This rare high grade Fiction House pulp appeared a year before Planet Comics hit the stands. -Glossy cover, features spicy Good Girl Art , aliens and art by Albert Drake -Beautiful spine, supple light pages, looks like it has never been read Condition: VF+

      [Bookseller: DTA Collectibles]
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        DIVIDEND ON DEATH

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, [1939]. First edition. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket, touch of wear to corners and spine ends, some very light rubbing to folds. A superior copy. (7601). Octavo, cloth. The first Mike Shayne mystery novel. "In a time of chaos and confusion he is a man with his own code and no doubts at all." - St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers, pp. 474-75.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Eerzuil by de verheffinge van zyne doorlugtige hoogheid, Wilhem Karel Henrik Friso, prinse van Oranje en Nassau enz. enz. enz. tot stadhouder, kapitein- en admiraal-generaal der Verëenigde Nederlanden, opgeregt door verscheiden Nederduitsche digters, op de aanmoediging en onder het opzigt van Philomusus. Amsterdam, Isaak Tirion, 1747.

      4°: * 4 (*1+pi1) 2* 4 A* 4 A-M 4, gepag.: [2] [16] 8, 96 pp. Gegraveerde titelpagina door Jacob Folkema. Leren band, rug verguld, stijfselsnede, mooi exemplaar. Aantekening op schutblad: Philomusus was Isaak Tirion zelf, doch ik twyfel niet of daar hebben andere luiden achter gezeten. Mogelyk wel dhr Wagenaar met zyn zwager P. Huisinga Bakker. En op binnenzijde voorplat: Ex vente collection Blaauw-Six, Gooiland, 's Graveland, 20-6-1939. Catal. No 362."Deze uitgave van Isaak Tirion was het resultaat van een prijsvraag voor het mooiste gedicht op de verkiezing van Willem IV in 1747 tot stadhouder in alle zeven gewesten. De winnaar zou een gouden gedenkpenning ontvangen. De organisator van de prijsvraag, tevens beoordelaar van de inzendingen onder motto, noemt zich Philomusus. Volgens een aantekening in dit exemplaar ging Tirion zelf schuil achter dit pseudoniem. Winnaar werd de onbekende Gerard le Maire, M.D., vóór de gerenommeerde dichter Lucas Pater. De keuze had een' geruime tyd gewankeld, schrijft Philomusus, maar met miniem verschil (één Kyf-Aas scheelde het) ging het eremetaal naar de dichtende dokter. De andere deelnemers aan de wedstrijd, wier gedichten ook zijn opgenomen, zijn: Dirk Willink, Nicolaas Simon van Winter, Jakob Lutkeman, Mr. J.F. Parvé, Jan Luiken, Antoni Hartsen, Jan de Kruif, Petronella Catharina van Steenbergen, nu De Court (de enige die onder een Nederlands motto had ingezonden: 'De waarheid op tafel'), Susanna Maria Oortman, Hermanus Asschenberg, Jan van Noorle en N. Bylaert. Tenslotte is er een drempelvers van Bernardus de Bosch."

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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