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        GIORNO DI FESTA

      MONDADORI, 1939. ITALIANO 0,32 Volume con fioritura ed alcune piccole gore, brossura editoriale morbida, ingiallita al dorso, con fioritura e con bordi stanchi USATO

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        Good Morning Midnight

      Constable, 1939. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Constable in 1939. A very good+ book with a gift inscription to the half-title (opening onto the half title as required) and some spotting to the page edges, in a very good clipped wrapper with a small chip to the head of the spine and a little soiling to the rear panel. Rare fourth novel.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Barbarians at the Gate - Gollancz's File Copy

      Gollancz, 1939. Hardcover. Fine. 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.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        APACHE GOLD AND YAQUI SILVER.

      Little, Brown and Company, 1939., Boston - First edition. Sierra Madre edition, Limited to 265 numbered copies signed by J. Frank Dobie and Tom Lea. This is copy 21. Half brown cloth over terracotta boards, printed paper spine label, xvii [1] 366 pp. Color frontispiece, plates, illustrations by Tom Lea. Fine in transparent polyester dust jacket and custom-made cloth slipcase, with leather label on the spine and titles stamped in silver. Six Guns 599 says, "Fascinating book on lost mines." Sequel to "Coronado's Children" focusing on New Mexico, Arizona, and Sonora. A fine, clean, tight copy housed in a custom-made slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Little Pig's Picnic and Other Stories

      Boston: D.C. Heath and Company, 1939. First edition. Octavo, original illustrated cloth, pictorial endpapers. Boldly signed by Walt Disney on the half-title page. Illustrated throughout by the Walt Disney Studio. Story by Margaret Wise Brown. In very good condition with some rubbing to the extremities. A collection of ten stories. Rare and desirable signed by Walt Disney. One of the earliest books by Margaret Wise Brown, The Little Pig's Picnic includes some of the earliest illustrations produced by Walt Disney Studios. Margaret Wise Brown published her first book, "When the Wind Blew" in 1937. She went on to write many successful children's books including the much loved, "Goodnight Moon" and several books for the Little Golden Books Series.

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        Sprüche und Wahrheiten. Gezeichnt von Olaf Gulbransson.

      Leipzig, Verlag Philipp Reclam jun., 1939. 1. Auflage unpaginiert mit zahlreichen Zeichnungen von Olaf Gulbransson. 4°, gebundene Ausgabe, illustrierter Original Pappband. mit Scutzumschlag, dieser gebräunt und an den Rändern berieben sowie mit einem fachännisch hinterlegten Einriss, die Seiten gebräunt, ansonsten das Buch sauber und frisch, auf dem Vortitel angedeutete Zeicnung mit Bleisift und persönlicher Widmung: \"MEIN LIEBER SOLDAT FITUS ZU WEIHNACHTEN7 VON/ OLAF GULBRANSSON\". Auf dem Innenteil des Umschlages weitere Bleistiftwidmung an Fitus. Olaf Leonhard Gulbransson (* 26. Mai 1873 in Christiania (später Oslo) - + 18. September 1958 auf dem Schererhof bei Tegernsee) war ein norwegischer Maler, Grafiker und Karikaturist. Internationale Bekanntheit erlangte er als Zeichner der Satirezeitschrift Simplicissimus. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        The Castle [Das Schloss]

      London: Secker & Warburg, 1939. Early Reprint. Hardcover. Fine-. Translated from the German by Willa and Edwin Muir. 8vo: xii,395,[1]pp. Publisher's French blue finely woven cloth, upper cover and spine lettered in gilt, correct typographic dust jacket designated second edition and priced 7s/6d. About Fine, with hint of fading to blue spine; crisp prewar dust jacket, with spine panel slightly toned. Second Edition of Franz Kafka's great novel (his third and final) of alienation and the overweening state. Kafka began writing The Castle on the evening of 27 January 1922, the day he arrived at the mountain sanitarium of Spindlermühle (now in the Czech Republic). He died before finishing the novel and it is questionable whether he intended to finish had he survived his tuberculosis. The Castle was originally published in German in 1926 by Joella Goodman of Munich, selling fewer than the 1500 copies, then four years later, in London, in an English translation by Martin Secker (the first of Kafka's books to appear in English, preceding editions of The Trial and Metamorphosis by some seven years). It was republished in German in 1935 by Schocken Verlag in Berlin, and again in English in 1946 by Schocken Books of New York. "The Castle has neither the broad picaresque canvas of the America novel, nor the dramatic urgency of The Trial, but instead presents us with a study of character and situation in which the smallest details acquire significance. . . . The novel contains esoteric references to the Bible, Greek mythology, and Jewish mysticism, and is thought to reflect Kafka's interest in Schopenhauer and Kierkegaard, which had informed a series of aphorisms he had written in 1917-1918. . . ." (Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Russian Ballet.

      London: Geofrey Bles,, [1939]. Camera Studies. With an Introduction by Arnold Haskell. Quarto. Original red cloth with white cloth spine, bevelled boards, top edge trimmed, others untrimmed. Tipped-in portrait frontispiece and 95 similar plates. A little rubbed and soiled. A very good copy, with part of the rear free endpaper cut out. Publisher's prepublication paste-up. Loosely inserted are three original photographs, two of them signed by Gordon Anthony and with his details stamped to the versos. Anthony was one of the period's great ballet photographers, included here are portraits of the Diaghilev company's celebrated choreographer Michael Fokine, and the first photographs of Serge Lifar.

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        Terre des hommes

      Nrf 1939 - - Nrf, Paris 1939, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - 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. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition, one of the 10 numbered copies on Holland paper, the most restricted large paper print with 10 China. Half-morocco binder with corners, back with four nerves set with golden garlands and decorated with double golden caissons embellished in their centers of floral stamped with cold, golden garland in back tail, plates of marbled paper, guards and plies of paper to The tank, blankets and backs preserved, signed Bernasconi binding. A library description label sticking to the top of a guard. Beautiful copy pleasantly established. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        An Introduction To The Sociology Of Law (First Edition 1939)

      Cambridge: Harvard University Committee On Research In The Social Sciences, 1939. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good + Dust Jacket. 1st Printing Xiv, 418 Pp. Including Large Bibliography And Inex At End. Near Fine, Slight Usage, Gilt Brilliant, Former Owner';S Name Dated 1949 At Usc On Front Pastedown Mostly Under Front Flap; A Few Pages With Very Light Pencil Underlining; Pencil Note "Smithsonian Institute" In Front Flap. Nicholas Sergeyevitch Timasheff (Russian: ???????? ?????????? ????????) (1886 - 1970) Was A Russian Sociologist, Professor Of Jurisprudence And Writer.Timasheff "Came From An Old Family Of Russian Nobility"; His Father Was Minister Of Trade And Industry Under Nicholas Ii. In St. Petersburg, Where He Was Born, He Attended A Classical High School; He Went On To Attend The Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum, The University Of Strasbourg, And The Saint Petersburg State University (Ma 1910, Lld 1914). At The Latter University He Met The Polish-Russian Jurist Leon Petrazycki, Who Was A Significant Influence On Him Throughout His Life. Two Years Later He Began Teaching Sociological Jurisprudence At The University Of Petrograd. He Emigrated To The United States Following An Alleged Involvement With The Tagantsev Conspiracy In 1920. He Took Up A Similar Position At Fordham University, And Was One Of The Original Developers Of The Discipline Of Sociology Of Law. [See Wikipedia].

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        Mein Kampf

      Zentralverlag der NSDAP, 1939. gebundene Ausgabe Buchrücken leicht berieben, goldener Kopffarbschnitt, im Schuber Oberes Teilstück vom Schuber fehlt. Sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Nur für wissenschaftliche Zwecke. Versand D: 2,90 EUR

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        Carson of Venus

      Tarzana, CA: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., Publishers, 1939. First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth, illustrated endpapers, illustrated by John Coleman Burroughs. Warmly inscribed by Florence Gilbert Burroughs on the dedication page, "For Eddie all my love always Florence Gilbert Burroughs." Florence Gilbert Burroughs was the dedicatee of this novel and wife of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Also inscribed by Danton Burroughs on the half title page, "To Eddie a truly great man- you've known generations of my family and even dated my mother- Warmest Personal Regards, Danton Burroughs 4-7-90." Danton Burroughs is the son of John Coleman Burroughs. Also, inscribed by John F. McGuigan, "Dear Eddie, You are a man whose friendship I will always cherish. My very best John F. McGuigan April 7, 1990 L.A." McGuigan is the author and editor of several books on Tarzan. Fine in a near fine first state (laminate) dust jacket with light rubbing. Carson of Venus is the third book in the Venus series (Sometimes called the "Carson Napier of Venus series") by Edgar Rice Burroughs. It was serialized in Argosy in 1938 and published in book form a year later. The novel, which was written close to the outbreak of World War II, satirizes Nazi Germany by including a fascist political faction called the "Zani." "The third and by far the finest book in the series [of Venus novels" (Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 298-302)

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        MEXICO An Object Lesson

      Boston: Little Brown & Co 1939 - First American edition. Original hessian cloth blocked in red in grey dustwrapper printed in red and green. With author's presentation slip, tipped into the front endpaper, reading, "For H.A.Rappaport Evelyn Waugh". A fine copy in a very nearly fine dustwrapper, with just a hint of tanning to the spine and wear to the corners. H.A.Rappaport was an eccentric American bibliophile, who had a habit of hand printing or binding offprints of his favourite author's works and sending them to the authors in exchange for presentation copies of signed photos. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Britain's Jewish Problem

      London: Hurst & Blackett, Ltd.. Hardcover. 00ABIKHHW 223, 16 (ads) pp. Index. "The problem of the Jews in Britain, and the power they weild in public affairs, is a matter of the most absorbing interest in these days when propaganda has clouded the issue and made it almost impossible for the ordinary man to see the subject in its true perspective. This book is a critical but strictly impartial analysis written by a well-known Fleet Street journalist who has studied the whole problem for a number of years in the light of events since the Great War." - from dust jacket. Unmarked with moderate wear to publisher's orange cloth. Binding intact. Small contemporary Buenos Aires bookseller's sticker inside front board. Above-average wear to dust jacket, now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A sound copy. Singerman 494. . Good. 1939. Second Printing.

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        Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

      USED. VERY GOOD CONDITION.DJ spine is a bit sunned. ORIGINAL SOURCE MATERIAL FOR THE BROADWAY MUSICAL "CATS". OLD POSSUM'S BOOK OF PRACTICAL CATS. BY T.S. ELIOT. 1939 FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, HARCOURT, BRACE & COMPANY. 46 PAGES. COPYRIGHT PAGE STATES 1939 [f.5.47]. ILLUSTRATED BY AUTHOR T.S. ELIOT. DESIGNED BY ROBERT JOSEPHY. A BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY. BEIGE BOARDS WITH BLACK TITLING ON SPINE. COMPLETE First American Edition. Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1939. WITH RARE ORIGINAL ORANGE DUST JACKET. DUST JACKET IS SUNNED AT SPINE AND SHOWS MINOR WEAR. FORMER OWNER BOOKPLATE AND PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION ON FRONT ENDPAPER. POETRY. QUITE THE FIND.

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        Esposizione Universale di Roma - MCMXLII - anno XX° E. F.

      1939. Edito a cura del Commissariato Generale nell`anno XVII°. 88 (1) p. con numerose illustrazioni, in pate a colri. 4°, Pergamena con iscrizioni dorate al piatto anteriore, in custodia originale. Tirato in3000 copie su carta delle Cartiere Milani di Fabriano. - Stato molto buono.

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        Terre des hommes

      first edition, one of the 10 numbered copies on Holland paper, the most restricted large paper print with 10 China.Half-morocco binder with corners, back with four nerves set with golden garlands and decorated with double golden caissons embellished in their centers of floral stamped with cold, golden garland in back tail, plates of marbled paper, guards and plies of paper to The tank, blankets and backs preserved, signed Bernasconi binding.A library description label sticking to the top of a guard.Beautiful copy pleasantly established. Nrf Paris 1939 11,5x18,5cm relié

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        Codice Nuttall / Manuscrito pictórico Mexicano que actualmente se exhibe en el Museo Britanico

      Libreria Anticuaria. G. M. Echaniz. Mexico. D.F 1939 - Edicion limitada de 25 ejemplares/ Ejemplar Num. 22. 1st ed. thus, 11-1/2”x8-1/2”. Scarce (No.22 of 25 signed and numbered copies] A hand-colored facsimile of the Codex Nuttall, an accordion-fold pre-Columbian document of Mixtec pictography, now in the collection of the British Museum. The Codex is one of about 16 manuscripts from Mexico that are entirely pre-Columbian in origin. Its name is derived from Zelia Nuttall, who first published the Codex for the Peabody Museum in 1902. It is one of three codices that record the genealogies, alliances and conquests of several 11th and 12th century rulers of a small Mixtec city-state in highland Oaxaca, the Tilantongo kingdom, especially under the leadership of the warrior Lord Eight Deer Jaguar Claw (who died in the early twelfth century at the age of fifty-two). A near fine copy in good original quarter-leather two-post binding. Ex-libris Earl Stendahl Galleries, with small taped label of the gallery on the back cover. Covers: Edges and corners rubbed as is top of spine, ½” tear at bottom of spine. Interior is fine except for some light age-toning on title page and some light creasing at several the plate hinges not affecting images. 85 plates, hand-colored on brown paper. One copy in Worldcat. [Brown University (copy no. 25) Copies also appear to be in the special collections of the University of Toronto/Thomas Fisher Rare Book Room [15] and the Dumbarton Oaks Museum (Wash. DC). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        [Der Zauberberg] Magic Mountain, The [Signed]

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine+. First Printing ("Published May 6, 1929. One-Volume Edition, October 1939") of this first one-volume edition of Mann's masterpiece, one of the most influential works of 20th century German literature. Translated into English from the German by H. T. Lowe-Porter. Thick 8vo: [10],900pp. Publisher's finely woven slate-blue cloth, spine stamped in gilt, Mann's monogram in blind to upper cover, top edge stained pale yellow, illustrated dust jacket (price-clipped). Signed by the author in blue ink on the front fly leaf. A Fine unread copy, square and tight; better than Near Fine jacket with brief edge wear. "In 1929, Thomas Mann received the Nobel Prize for literature. In the laudatio his second great novel, Der Zauberberg [The Magic Mountain, 1924], was not mentioned—to the author’s dismay and fear that future generations would only remember him for his first novel, Buddenbrooks (1901). His apprehensions were unfounded. For decades, The Magic Mountain has ranked among the greatest novels of the 20th century and has consistently been included in “Great Books” courses due to its intellectual stature, its allegorical depiction of European history in the years before World War I, and Mann’s interweaving of universal themes—the seductions of love and death, man’s frailty and inhumanity, and the ephemerality of life—with his presentation of a civilization in crisis. [The book is ranked no. 9 on Daniel S. Burt's The Novel 100, a list of the 100 greatest novels of all time, and is also ranked high on numerous other lists of literary high spots.] . . . The Magic Mountain centers around the engineer Hans Castorp from a Hanseatic city who, at the age of twenty-three, visits his cousin Joachim Ziemssen at the sanatorium Berghof near Davos, Switzerland, in 1907. Subsequently diagnosed with tuberculosis, Castorp stays on the mountain for seven years. As in Mann’s previous works Buddenbrooks and Death in Venice, the motif of departure from a respectable bourgeois existence to a world of disease and death, resulting in the dissolution of the previous life and its responsibilities, plays a pivotal role. Castorp succumbs to a morbid interest in death, and abandons his career to embrace a life of lethargy." (Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer, With A Prologue "Boy's Manuscript" Printed For The First Time

      University Press / Limited Editions Club, Cambridge 1939 - 341 Pages. Blue Denim Cloth With Bright Yellow Spine Label Printed In Blue. Wood Veneer Slipcase With Faux Whitewash On Spine, Printed In Black. #654 Of An Unstated Number (1500) Of A Limited Edition Signed By The Artist, Rockwell Kent. Book Is Fine, Almost Imperceptible Fading To Spine With No Browning; No Wear; Spine Label Complete And Bright. Slipcase Worn, Small Losses Of Covering Along Edges, Two One-Inch Long Splits Along Bottom Edge At Open Side, Top Panel Missing. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Good Drinks

      Faber, 1939. Hardcover. Fine. A first edition, first printing published by Faber in 1939. A fine book with illustrated boards. A little spotting to the endpapers and to the latter page edges. In a near fine unclipped wrapper, minutely browned on the spine and a few light stains to the rear panel. Wrapper, boards and frontispiece decorated by Edward Bawden. Uncommonly scarce in the dust wrapper

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        Vie de S. François Xavier apotre des Indes et du Japon. Nouvelle edition. Lyon, Paris, Perisse Frères, 1836. 2 volumes. 12mo. First volume with engraved portrait of Xavier as frontispiece. Contemporary sprinkled calf with gilt spine and red title-label lettered in gold, blue marbled endpapers.

      G. Smith (ed.), Jesuit thinkers of the Renaissance (1939), pp. 63-74; this ed. not in De Backer & Sommervogel; Cordier, Bibl. Japonica; Alt-Japan-Kat. Rare edition of a well-known and much reprinted life of François Xavier (1506-1552) by Dominique Bouhours (1628-1702), a French Jesuit priest, essayist and neo-classical critic best known to English readers for his lives of Ignatius of Loyola (Paris, 1679), and the present François Xavier (Paris, 1682). Xavier's life is especially interesting for his travels and work as a missionary in Japan and elsewhere in the Far East. The first edition with the present augmentations appeared in 1826. Spine of volume 1 somewhat worn and slightly damaged at the top; school prize for Alexis Montens from Malines as pupil of the College d'Alost, dated 18 August 1841, in both volumes tipped in; library stamp on title-pages. Fine set of a popular biography of the famous 16th-century missionary in Japan and the Far East.

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        Der Adler - Zeitschrift

      Der Adler - zwei Bände Zeitschrift herausgegeben unter Mitwirkung des Reichsluftfahrtsministeriums Die beiden Bände beinhalten folgende Jahrgänge bzw. Hefte: Band 1: Jg. 1939 - Heft Nr. 1 vom März bis Nr. 23 /21.Dez. 1939 besonders interessant: - Heft Nr. 8 - Sonderheft Legion Condor an die Front - Heft Nr. 9 - Sonderheft Neue Erlebnisberichte unserer Spanienkämpfer - Heft Nr. 15 - Sonderheft 20 Jahre Deutscher Segelflug Jg. 1940 - Heft Nr. 1 Januar bis Heft 26 Dezember + 1 Heft Sonderdruck Juni 1940 Hinweis zu Heft 2: Heft 2 ist 2x vorhanden mit einem privat montierten Papierschildchen mit einem handschriftlichen Vermerk auf dem ersten Heft "Dieses Heft wurde kurz nach Ausgabe von der Polizei beschlagnahmt" Bei dem zweiten Heft ebenfalls privat montiertes Schild mit handschriftlichem Vermerk "Dieses Heft wurde anstelle des vorigen, beschlagnahmten, ausgegeben" Band 2: Jg. 1941 - Heft Nr. 1 Januar bis Dezember Heft Nr. 26 Jg. 1942 - Heft Nr. 1 bis Heft Nr. 4 sowie Heft Nr. 7 bis Heft Nr. 26 Dezember - die Hefte 5 + 6 fehlen! Jg. 1943 - Heft Nr. 1 Januar bis Heft Nr. 26 Dezember - Achtung Heft Nr. 11 das Titelblatt mittig bis zur Hälfte eingerissen, sonst gut Jg. 1944 - Heft Nr. 1 Januar bis Heft Nr. 12 + Heft Nr. 14 bis Heft Nr. 19 September - Heft Nr. 13 fehlt Zustand: Mehrere Jahrgänge in zwei Ganzleinenbände mit dekorativer, silbererner Titel- und Wappenprägung und montiertem Rückenschild, die Einbände leicht / gering berieben und bestoßen sowie leicht angestaubt, das Leinen eines Vordeckels in den Randbereichen leicht gewellt, insgesamt altersentsprechend sauber und gut, die Hefte mit leicher Randbräunung, ansonsten bis auf kleinere Gebrauchsspuren durchgängig sauber und gut erhalten, die Deckeltitel der einzelnen Hefte sind alle mit eingebunden, durchgängig alle Hefte sehr umfangreich und sehr interessant illustriert, einige Deckeltitel farbig ca. 8840g - 410 -

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        The Grapes of Wrath

      New York: The Viking Press, 1939 First edition, first printing. Publisher's beige cloth, boards illustrated with an image of migrant families heading West after Elmer Hader's dust jacket design, pictorial endpapers illustrated with a facsimile score for the "The Battle Hymn the Republic"; in the original first issue dust jacket, with the original ($2.75) price and "First Edition" slug intact, with an illustration by Hader depicting tenant farming families looking out on a caravan of migrant families heading West across a valley towards a mountain range. Very good, with some rubbing to the spine tail, spine lightly starting at the title page, some offsetting to the endpapers, otherwise clean interior; unclipped dust jacket, with tissue repairs to the spine ends and the folds, light toning to the spine, some soiling to the otherwise bright wrappers. Overall, a very sturdy and presentable copy. In this powerful and compelling novel, Steinbeck tells the story of a poor "Okie" family, who travels westward to California after their home state of Oklahoma was decimated by the Dust Bowl in the 1930's. Steinbeck's keen sense of human emotion and humanitarian interest in the plight of the tenant farmer make this novel a classic and timeless masterpiece that provides a unique insight into the history of the American Midwest. Symbolizing the novel's motifs of sacrifice and the American dream, The Grapes of Wrath takes its title from Julia Ward Howe's "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," whose lyrics reference the Biblical apocalypse and divine deliverance from oppression. The Grapes of Wrath won both the National Book Award in 1939 and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1940. It was also considered a major contributing factor in Steinbeck's 1962 awarding of the Nobel Prize in Literature.. 1st Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

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        The Kingdom of Swing (signed by Benny Goodman)

      Stackpole Sons, New York 1939 - First edition. SIGNED "SINCERELY/ BENNY GOODMAN" IN TURQUOISE INK BELOW HIS FRONTISPIECE PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT. Hardcover in glossy black cloth stamped in silver. 265 pp. Illustrated. Important autobiography and memoirs of the world of jazz and swing music by the "King of Swing" . Extremely scarce signed. Near fine, bit of bumping to the tips and with a previous owner's name stamp (an New Jersey journalist) front free endpaper. Dust jacket is present but reconstructed and lacking the upper half of the spine strip. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Norman Lindsay water colour book.

      Eighteen reproductions in colour from original watercolours with an appreciation of the medium by Norman Lindsay and a biographical survey of the artist's life and work by Godfrey Blunden. Sydney : The Springwood Press, 1939. Quarto, blind embossed green cloth in original illustrated dustjacket (small stain), eighteen tipped-in colour plates, lower edge stained green as issued, small ink stamp and minor tape marks to front free endpaper, a very good copy accompanied by the original 4 page illustrated prospectus. Limited to 1850 copies of which 1820 are for sale. A fine large format production on thick paper with quality reproductions, this is a fine example of the superior pre-war issue.

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        WHAT'S BECOME OF WARING?

      Cassell 1939 - First edition. Original russet cloth with blue titles to spine. Inscribed by the author (partially erased) to his aunt on the front endpaper, "For Aunt Kitten with love from Tony". Also with Powell's own bookplate to the front endpaper. A very good copy indeed, slightly cocked with a little wear to the extremities. Powell's fifth and final pre war novel, it is the first not published by Duckworth, Powell's first employer and publisher. It marks a significant step in Powell's development, anticipating his post war masterpiece, A Dance to the Music of Time, with the introduction of the self-effacing first-person narrator. The presence of Powell's bookplate, suggests that the book either never reached its intended recipient or that it was returned to him. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Garden Party and other Stories [Illustrated by Marie Laurencin]

      London: Verona Press, 1939. First Edition thus. Hardcover. First Limited Edition (and First Illustrated Edition), number 145 of 1200 copies printed at the Officina Bodoni on handmade paper. Illustrated with 16 superb colored lithographs by Marie Laurencin. Oversized 8vo: [xii],316,[2, colophon]pp. Cream paper-covered boards printed in overall pattern in pale olive-green, red paper lettering piece gilt, fore- and bottom edges untrimmed, title page in red and black, manuscript inscription to front fly leaf in elegant hand, stone-colored dust jacket printed in pale olive-green. Without the slipcase. According to Kirkpatrick, "Though printed in 1939, the Second World War delayed publication until 1947." Near Fine or better (spine ends lightly rubbed, page edges spotted) else a crisp, bright copy in Near Fine or better jacket (several light smudges and insignificant pale stains). NCBEL IV 653-654. Kirkpatrick D6. Connolly 40. First edition of this collection, its contents differing from those of the collection of the same name published in 1922 (Kirkpatrick A5). The publisher's note (tipped in, on tan paper, following copyright page) states, "This special limited edition aims at presenting in one volume the best stories written by Katherine Mansfield at every stage in her career." Katherine Mansfield Beauchamp Murry was born in New Zealand, and moved to Great Britain in 1908; she died of the effects of tuberculosis, contracted during World War I, at the age of thirty-four. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        THE DEMIGODS

      London: Jarrolds Publishers (London) Limited, [1939].. Octavo, original light brown cloth, spine panel stamped in black, pictorial endpapers. First edition. A race of highly intelligent ant-like creatures dwelling underground in Africa prepare to take over the world. Probably intended as an awful warning story concerning the rise of fascist states in Europe and the conflict to come. An underrated novel. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-111. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978). p. 74. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 31. Bleiler (1978), p. 20. Reginald 01099. Fore-edge of text block stained, a very good copy in very good professionally restored pictorial dust jacket. The first edition is an uncommon book; the jacket is rare. (#152473)

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        Vie de S. François Xavier apotre des Indes et du Japon. Nouvelle edition. Lyon, Paris, Perisse Frères, 1836. 2 volumes. 12mo. First volume with engraved portrait of Xavier as frontispiece. Contemporary sprinkled calf with gilt spine and red title-label lettered in gold, blue marbled endpapers.

      - G. Smith (ed.), Jesuit thinkers of the Renaissance (1939), pp. 63-74; this ed. not in De Backer & Sommervogel; Cordier, Bibl. Japonica; Alt-Japan-Kat. Rare edition of a well-known and much reprinted life of François Xavier (1506-1552) by Dominique Bouhours (1628-1702), a French Jesuit priest, essayist and neo-classical critic best known to English readers for his lives of Ignatius of Loyola (Paris, 1679), and the present François Xavier (Paris, 1682). Xavier's life is especially interesting for his travels and work as a missionary in Japan and elsewhere in the Far East. The first edition with the present augmentations appeared in 1826. Spine of volume 1 somewhat worn and slightly damaged at the top; school prize for Alexis Montens from Malines as pupil of the College d'Alost, dated 18 August 1841, in both volumes tipped in; library stamp on title-pages. Fine set of a popular biography of the famous 16th-century missionary in Japan and the Far East.

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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; fine copy in a fine, price-clipped dust jacket. 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]

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        The Mask of Dimitrios

      Hodder and Stoughton, 1939. Hardcover. Near Fine. A first edition, first printing published by Hodder and Stoughton in 1939. Bound in the original cloth, some light darkening and marking. The dust wrapper has very minor chipping to the spine ends and corners, light creasing to spine ends, short closed tear to foot of lower joint, light creasing to head, minor rubbing to extremities, still an excellent example and priced correctly at 7s 6d. No restoration to the wrapper whatsoever. An exceptionally rare first edition.

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        Russian Ballet. Camera Studies. With an Introduction by Arnold Haskell.

      London: Geofrey Bles, [1939] - Quarto. Original red cloth with white cloth spine, bevelled boards, top edge trimmed, others untrimmed. A little rubbed and soiled. A very good copy, with part of the rear free endpaper cut out. Tipped-in portrait frontispiece and 95 similar plates. Publisher's prepublication paste-up. Loosely inserted are three original photographs, two of them signed by Gordon Anthony and with his details stamped to the versos. Anthony was one of the period's great ballet photographers, included here are portraits of the Diaghilev company's celebrated choreographer Michael Fokine, and the first photographs of Serge Lifar.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        GAS LIGHT: A VICTORIAN THRILLER IN THREE ACTS

      London: Constable and Company Ltd., [1939]. First edition. A very good copy in stiff wrappers, previous owner signature in ink to upper corner of front free endpaper, spine color faded with some fade to rear cover. (13579). Small octavo, printed wrappers. Text of the play which was later produced as feature films, the first in 1940, then again in 1944 which was directed by George Cukor starring Charles Boyer and Ingrid Bergman.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Money With Menaces and To The Public Danger.

      London: Constable & Company Ltd., , 1939. Two Radio Plays. With a foreword by Val Gielgud. Octavo. Original grey paper wrappers printed in dark blue. Backstrip slightly faded and upper corners a little bruised, fold-in of upper wrapper price-clipped. Very nice indeed. First edition, first impression. Uncommon.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1939 - 1939 Original Hardback Wisden, Presentation (to NormPreston)

      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.

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        Proof for a book to be called "The Royal Family of the British Empire Expressed by Photography" (1895-1952, King of Great Britain), ELIZABETH (1900-2002, his Queen), their daughters ELIZABETH II (b. 1926, Queen) & MARGARET (Rose, 1930-2002, Princess, Countess of Snowdon)]

      1939 - with a selection of original photos with annotations next to them, tipped in over 20 pages with his studio name printed on them,

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        An Introduction To The Sociology Of Law (First Edition 1939)

      Cambridge: Harvard University Committee On Research In The Social Sciences, 1939. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good + Dust Jacket. 1st Printing Xiv, 418 Pp. Including Large Bibliography And Inex At End. Near Fine, Slight Usage, Gilt Brilliant, Former Owner';S Name Dated 1949 At Usc On Front Pastedown Mostly Under Front Flap; A Few Pages With Very Light Pencil Underlining; Pencil Note "Smithsonian Institute" In Front Flap. Nicholas Sergeyevitch Timasheff (Russian: ???????? ?????????? ????????) (1886 - 1970) Was A Russian Sociologist, Professor Of Jurisprudence And Writer.Timasheff "Came From An Old Family Of Russian Nobility"; His Father Was Minister Of Trade And Industry Under Nicholas Ii. In St. Petersburg, Where He Was Born, He Attended A Classical High School; He Went On To Attend The Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum, The University Of Strasbourg, And The Saint Petersburg State University (Ma 1910, Lld 1914). At The Latter University He Met The Polish-Russian Jurist Leon Petrazycki, Who Was A Significant Influence On Him Throughout His Life. Two Years Later He Began Teaching Sociological Jurisprudence At The University Of Petrograd. He Emigrated To The United States Following An Alleged Involvement With The Tagantsev Conspiracy In 1920. He Took Up A Similar Position At Fordham University, And Was One Of The Original Developers Of The Discipline Of Sociology Of Law. [See Wikipedia].

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        Les Vêpres Hitlériennes - Traduit de l'Allemand 'Nuits Sanglantes en Allemagne'

      Fernand Sorlot, Paris 1939 - Signed B00181UZO6 Signed and generically inscribed by author atop first leaf. Heiden was an implacable long-time opponent of Hitler and was forced to leave Germany for that reason. Here, in the French language, he describes the pogroms of November, 1938. Heiden also wrote what many consider the most authoritative biography of Hitler. 190 pages. Somewhat above-average external wear. Toning to contents. Two ink stamps to first leaf. Binding tender but intact. Kehr and Langmaid 3655. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        LE MINOTAURE. COLLECTION COMPLETE.

      Paris, Juin 1933 mai 1939. - 13 numéros en trois volumes in-4. Reliés en demi veau havane à coins, dos à nerfs, pièces de titre, titres dorés. Belles couvertures illustrées en couleurs conservées. EDITION ORIGINALE ET EDITION COMPLETE DE TOUS LES NUMEROS PARUS DE CETTE REVUE ARTISTIQUE ET LITTERAIRE paraissant cinq fois par an. Du N° 1 au N° 13 avec deux numéros doubles 3/4 et 11/12. Arts plastiques - Poésie - Musique - Architecture - Ethnographie et mythologie - Spectacles - Etudes et observations psychanalytiques. Illustrations hors texte et dans le texte de Arp, Bellmer, Brassaï, Chirico, Dali, Ernst, Hugnet, Klee, Man Ray, Masson, Matisse, Miro, Picasso. COMPLET DE L'ENSEMBLE DES COUVERTURES, des 4 frontiispices des N° 3-4/5/6 et 7. 28 PLANCHES HORS TEXTE DONT UNE DEPLIANTE. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        His Personal Return. On the Second Advent

      unknown - Paperback; English language; a fair reading copy; 1939 edition; some staining to the edge of the title page and rear endpaper (leakage from the red cover); small tear at bottom of front spine crease has been repaired. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. For buyers outside the UK we now offer significantly lower rates on our airmail shipping. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE PERSONAL HERESY: A Controversy

      OUP 1939 - First edition. Green cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, in the original green dustwrapper, printed in dark green. A near fine copy, foxing to the page edges, in a near fine dustwrapper, price clipped with a couple of short closed tears, but unusually bright and crisp. A series of six essays debating poetry and the importance of understanding the poet's state of mind in order to appreciate his work. Tillyard writes, "All poetry is about the poet's state of mind." To understand Paradise Lost correctly, he stated, one must read it as an "expression of Milton's personality." Whilst Lewis maintains that knowledge of the poet's personal life is unnecessary to the interpretation of his poetry. "The thing presented to us in any poem is not and never can be the personality of the poet. It is the liquid movement of silk, or age or history." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Happy Valley : a novel

      London : George C. Harrap, 1939. First edition. Octavo, original blue-lettered tan cloth in full dust jacket (slightly soiled, a few creases and small areas of loss to the corners), bookseller's label to front free endpaper, some slight offsetting to endpapers and adjoining leaves, light scattered foxing. Happy Valley, the first novel by arguably Australia's greatest author, was published in London in 1939 when White was just 26 years old. The 3000 copies printed sold out within a month, and the novel was widely praised by critics in New York, London and Australia. It won the Australian Literature Society's Gold Medal in 1941. White never allowed the story to be reprinted: according to his biographer David Marr his story's character was based on (and named after) an actual family White knew, and the author feared a libel suit if their descendants made the link (Sydney Morning Herald, 26 May 2012). The novel is one of the great stories of Australian identity, framed against the backdrop of small town intricacies, and already displays White's gift for creating complex characters. White was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1973 (Australia's only recipient). In the words of Thomas Keneally, he was 'one of those writers who won the Nobel prize for literature because he really deserved it' (The Guardian, 19 December 2012). On the centenary of White's birth, and over seventy years after the last edition issued in English, Happy Valley was republished under authority of the exectutor of White's estate, making it available once more to the reading public. Reference: HUBBER, Brian and SMITH, Vivian. Patrick White : A Bibliography. Melbourne : Quiddler's Press and Delaware : Oak Knoll Press, 2004. C1a

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        Blonde Flamenco Dancer at the Fair.

      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. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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