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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.

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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]

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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+

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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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        Der Pogrom

      1939. MANN, Heinrich. Der Pogrom. 223 pp. 8vo., bound in publisher's illustrated wrappers. Zurich, Paris: Verlag für Soziale Literatur, 1939. |~||~||~||~| Published in Paris shortly before the outbreak of war, this book contains reports by newspapers and eye-witnesses on the pogroms against the Jews in Nazi Germany. Some rubbing to the wrappers, but in general a fine copy of a fragile book.

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

      Fernand Sorlot, 1939, Paperback, Book Condition: Fair, First French Edition, Signed. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall, 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.

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        THE GARDEN OF EDENS.

      - Illustrated by Roderick Shaw. Pp. [vi]+34(last blank)+[2](colophon, printed in red, the verso blank), hand-coloured frontispiece, plus 7 full page linocuts printed in various single colours, and numerous line drawings, the title page printed in red & black; cr. 4to; bound by Leo Cullin in floral patterned linen with printed paper title label on upper board, the spine a trifle browned; uncut; a couple of small surface grazes to endpapers; Barn on the Hill, [Sydney, 1939]. First edition, limited to 600 copies, this being one of 550 thus. Farmer p. 35; Muir 1054. *The first book from this press (and the only children's book they published). The author was a kindergarten teacher from Glebe. The frontispiece was hand-coloured by Shaw's wife, Frances, his sister, Pat, and 'whoever wanted to lend a hand' [Stein, \i The Barn on the Hill , p. 12]. Copies are scarce. The type was distributed after printing, and Farmer quotes Edwards stating: 'All our remaining copies (including signed and numbered copies 1-10) were destroyed by rainwater, which entered a packing case.' [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Terra 1939/40 (Die Terra bringt)

      Berlin: Terra Filmkunst G.m.b.H., 1939. First edition. Softcover. g to vg+. Folio. Unpaginated. Original bolted stiff gray wraps folded at hinge, illustrated with the Terra emblem and red and blue lettering on cover. Rare Verleih (distributor) exhibition catalog announcing twenty-eight 1939/40 feature film productions, 38 documentaries and 14 short films distributed by Terra. Each feature film title printed on stiff wraps adorned with graphics in color followed by one or two pages with portraits of the leading actor / actress. Most of these sections include drawings or photographs of scenes from the particular movie, printed in striking photogravure. Verso of title wraps with synopsis, names of director, actors, etc. The very first film listed is the notorious anti-Semitic "Jud Süß" by the infamous director, Veit Harlan, starring Ferdinand Marian, Werner Krauss, Heinrich George, and Kristina Söderbaum. Documentaries and short films are listed at front with director and actors listed but without further elaboration in catalog. Text in German. Wraps with some wear along edges, small chips, creasing and light staining on front cover. The two pages with listings of documentaries and short films with wear mostly at foredge, mostly closed tears, creasing and small chips. Block with light wear at corners. Wraps in overall good, interior, except the two mentioned pages in very good+ condition. Scarce 1939/40 Terra film catalog. Feature films: Jud Süß. Wunderbar kann eine Lüge sein. Zwei Welten. Brand im Ozean. Der Opernball. Das Wirtshaus zum roten Husaren. Der Kommandant. Achtung! Feind hört mit! Paradies der Junggesellen. Kleider machen Leute. Die gute Sieben. Lauter Liebe. Alarm auf Station III. Johannisfeuer. Weißer Flieder. Frau im Strom. Frau nach Maß. Falschmünzer. Flucht ins Dunkel. Tatort Westbahnhof. Die fremde Frau. Kornblumenblau. Wer küßt Madelaine? Hochzeit mit Hindernissen. Der Polizeifunk meldet. Maria Ilona. Kitty und die Weltkonferenz.

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        Nouvelles Pensees de l'Amazone

      Mercure de France, Paris 1939 - First edition. Text in French. Fine in wrappers. One of 200 numbered copies. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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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".

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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

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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]

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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).

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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

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        The Wizard of Oz The Original Story on which the film is based.

      Hutchinson & Co, London 1939 - First movie-tie-in edition. Undated (1939). 8vo. 208pp. Pictorial boards and dust jacket. "The only edition containing the complete original text on which the movie is based" (from jacket flap). An excellent example and quite scarce in this condition and rare in jacket featuring Judy Garland and all the stars from the film. The Wizard of Oz film was notable for its use of Technicolor and for its memorable musical score. 8 colour plates of stills from the MGM film including frontispiece of Judy Garland as Dorothy, together with 7 black & white plates by W. W. Denslow and line drawings and head& tail pieces by Denslow in the text. Rubbing and minor wear to corners. Corners a little bruised. Light foxing to text block edge, dusty top edge. Free of annotations and inscriptions. Jacket price clipped with a little minor surface soiling to rear background and slight foxing to verso. Some nicks to edge with alittle creasing and minor loss to extremities of spine. Generally clean and bright. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Loza Blanca y Azulejo de Puebla.

      

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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.

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        Three Weeks of Canton Bombing ... Prepared under the Auspices of the Council of International Affairs.

      

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        Three Weeks of Canton Bombing . Prepared under the Auspices of the Council of International Affairs.

      - Shanghai, Kelly & Walsh, 1939. 8vo. Original cloth-backed orange boards; spine lettered in gilt, with the rarely seen orange wrappers; pp. [x], 148; in near mint condition. A superb copy of a scarce title, even more so in the wrappers, first edition, the hard-cover issue. This is the result of a fact-finding mission about the Japanese bombing of Canton, presented by a somtime advisor to the Chinese Foreign Ministry, and academic. 'Dr. Hsu joined the Nationalist Foreign Ministry in 1937, at the time of Japan's attack on China, after having been a professor of international law at Yenching University in Peking and then dean of the university's College of Public Affairs. He served as an adviser to the Foreign Ministry until the Communist takeover of China in 1949. He then became a member of the United Nations delegation of the Nationalists' new Government in Taiwan' (obituary in the New York Times, January 15, 1982). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Canadian Magazine, Volumes 1-90 (1893-1939)

      The Ontario Publishing Co., Toronto 1939 - Magazine. A complete set of consecutive monthly issues beginning with the first issue from 1893 through 1939, bound in 78 full cloth volumes with the original illustrated wrappers and advertisements bound in (and with the last four issues unbound in wrappers). Volumes 1-63 from 1893-24 are octavos; volumes 64-90 from 1924-1938 are folios. Ex-library with bookplates, small ink stamp on most front wraps, and some perforated stamps (in volumes 1-39 only); else overall a very good set with a few minor internal tape repairs.Canada's leading English-language magazine, best known today for debuting the short stories and verse of many important Canadian writers, including John McCrae (author of the war poem *In Flanders Fields*), Laura Salverson (winner of the Governor General's Award), and Morley Callaghan. The folio issues from the 1920s and 1930s often featured bold Art Nouveau covers illustrated by Grace Judge and others. Also included is the first North American appearance of H.G. Well's *The Man Who Could Work Miracles* in 1898, and early serial appearances of A. Conan Doyle's *The Land of Mist* stories (1926-27), and three stories by Dashiell Hammett, including *The Girl with the Silver Eyes* (1937). A very nice comprehensive assemblage of notable Canadian fiction and popular culture. Further details are available on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Goodbye To Berlin.

      

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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

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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).

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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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