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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.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Old Book Shop of Bordentown (ABAA, ILAB)]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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      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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      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]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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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.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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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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      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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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,

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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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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      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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        Baseball Magazine 9/1939-Leo Durocher-Dodgers-All-Star game-MLB-pix-info-FN

      Baseball Mag Inc 1939 - -Baseball Magazine was the premier monthly publication about baseball in the first half of the 20th century -It was published from May 1908 until September 1957 -Oversized , about 11 1/2 X 9 1/2 Leo Durocher and Dodgers cover, All-Star game -Filled with pix and info on MLB Condition: FN

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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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        ROBBERY UNDER LAW: The Mexican Object Lesson

      Chapman & Hall 1939 - First edition. Original blue cloth in blue printed dustwrapper. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper, which just shows a little wear to the head of the spine and upper corners, but is unusually bright and crisp. Uncommon. A politico-travel book, written shortly before the outbreak of the second world war, dealing with the problems and dangers of misgovernment in Mexico. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Day of the Locust

      New York: Random House, 1939. First edition, first printing. A very good copy in an unclipped jacket, one 1/2-in. tear on front panel, some abrading and light wear at ends of spine panel; slightly leaned and with small faintly-inked address stamp on rear endleaves, which are very slightly toned. 8vo. Original red cloth, printed paper spine label; printed dust jacket. Acclaim for West's classic novel of Hollywood did not come until after his death. The first edition sold only about 1480 copies. Within sixty years, it had entered the canon of great American novels, and was included in the Time 100 list as well as Harold Bloom's list of canonical works. It was made into a film in 1975 by John Schlesinger, starring William Atherton, Karen Black, Donald Sutherland, and Geraldine Page.

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      New York: William Morrow & Co., 1939.. Octavo,cloth. First edition. Inscribed by Mainwaring on the front free endpaper: "To Mitchell -- / affectionately / Daniel Geoffrey Homes / Mainwaring." A Humphrey Campbell private detective novel. Writing of his three fictional detective characters, "... Campbell is probably the best realized of the three, certainly his cases are Homes's most intricate and satisfying detective puzzles." - Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights, The Aficionado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction, p. 378. Basis for a 1941 film starring Chester Morris. Damp stain to lower right corner of front free endpaper, some rubbing to cloth and light wear to head of spine and lower corner tips, a very good copy in a very good dust jacket with some rub spots and light shelf wear to corner tips and spine ends, the front panel is bright in color and the spine panel shows some moderate color fade. (#154564)

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        Mein Kampf

      Zentralverlag der NSDAP, 1939. gebundene Ausgabe Buchrücken berieben, Seiten altersgemäß angedunkelt, goldener Kopffarbschnitt, im Schuber (oberes Teilstück fehlt, sonst mit einzelnen Lagerspuren), nur für wissenschaftliche Zwecke Versand D: 2,90 EUR

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        Columbus. Volksglobus bearb. v. C. Luther.

       Berlin-Lichterfelde, Columbus Vlg. Oestergaard [ca. 1939]. ca. 48 x 24 cm. In gutem Zustand.Erdglobus auf Holzsockel. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Geographie, Karten und Pläne, Globen

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        Nip and Tuck (LIMITED EDITION)

      Penn Publishing, Philadelphia 1939 - Full brown morocco with spine and cover rules, titles and decorations in gilt; marbled endpapers; 8vo; 182pp; top edge gilt; illustrated with drawings by Arthur Fuller plus b/w photos by the author; custom brown cloth-covered slipcase; published in an edition of 74 copies (this copy unnumbered) and signed by Holland on the limitation page. Tales of hunting grouse, woodcock, pheasant and other upland game with his beloved pointing dogs. This book is one of only 6 limited edition sporting titles published by Penn. Slight rubbing at tail of spine, internally clean- a nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Hutchinson & Co., LONDON 1939 - RARE ORIGINAL MGM MOVIE EDITION, COLOR PICTORIAL COVER! Published in London, England in 1939/1940 [nd] by Hutchinson & Co. in Conjunction with the release of the MGM Movie, FIRST BRITISH PRINTING, with FULL COLOR PICTORIAL WRAPAROUND! Unlike it's American counterpart published by Bobbs-Merrill, This FABULOUS & Rare Edition has all 8 FULL COLOR MOTION PICTURE STILLS tipped in with the original L. Frank Baum "Wonderful Wizard of OZ" Book (The American Version has only Dull Brown & White end paper illustrations of actors portraits & tiny scenes), and has FULL COLOR WRAPAROUND PICTORIAL BOARDS with ALL Five (counting TOTO) of the Main Characters, with JUDY GARLAND joking with other characters! The Dull Black print on Green Cloth of the American Edition doesn't even compare!! This Book is in VERY GOOD ++ CONDITION, with SOME LIGHT COVER SCUFFING, CORNER AND TIP WEAR, SMALL INK MARK ON REAR (Little figure 8 over girl's head)!! Interior is COMPLETE, in 208 pages plus end papers, with all of Denslow's Original in text & Full Page Black & White illustrations of the Bobbs-Merrill Version. No Names, Marks or Damage, REMARKABLY CLEAN & WHITE, Virtually little or no foxing!! 208 Pages, 7+" x 9+". A DELICIOUS Example of a Rare & Much Sought After WIZARD of OZ Collector's Title !! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Science: The Endless Frontier. A Report to the President.

      Overview Details & Condition First edition, first impression of this rare and highly significant report on the trajectory for US scientific research and investment in the post-war world. At the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939, Vannevar Bush was the vice president of MIT and dean of its School of Engineering, as well as a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He realised that technology would determine the final outcome of the conflict, and, together with other administrators, urged President Roosevelt to establish a national organisation for science and engineering. The Office of Scientific Research and Development was established in 1942 with Bush as director, a role that has often been described as the first Presidential science adviser. It was this organisation, and in particular Bush's exceptional leadership and political intuition, that made US wartime science so successful. The OSRD's most important innovation was administrative. "Instead of building large government laboratories, contracts were made with universities and industrial laboratories for research appropriate to their capabilities" (Wiesner, Jerome B. National Academy of Sciences Biography of Vannevar Bush, 1979, p. 97).Today Bush is often remembered for developing the Manhattan Project, but the OSRD also led advances in radar, ballistics, computing, and the large-scale production of penicillin. "Long before the war was over, Bush began to devote thought to how the momentum of research could be sustained, with new peacetime goals. In a letter, President Roosevelt asked him to make recommendations on government policies for combating disease, supporting research, developing scientific talent, and diffusing scientific information. Bush, on the basis of studies made by four committees which he organized, responded with a report titled Science - The Endless Frontier, which provided a blueprint for far-reaching federal policies" (Wiesner, p. 99) Among the issues Bush addressed in this publication were the roles of government, industry, and higher education in scientific progress; how to preserve the freedom of scientific inquiry from government intrusion; the relationship between basic research and economic and military security; how to fund research programs; improving the quality of education and removing barriers to entry, particularly for returning G.I.s; and recruiting and retaining scientific personnel. Science: The Endless Frontier became the blueprint for scientific progress in America during the second half of the twentieth century, and many of its recommendations were incorporated into official policy. Most significant was the establishment of the National Science Foundation, the first federal agency tasked with investing in scientific research, not with a particular goal in mind but to seed fundamental discoveries and innovations. The massive growth in university science departments and graduate programs during the 1950s and 60s was a direct result of Bush' recommendation to fund research at these institutions, and contributed to US leadership in physics, medical technology, and computing. First editions of this key work are scarce on the market. Washington D. D.: Government Printing Office, July 1945. Octavo. Original blue wrappers printed in black. Wrappers rubbed and slightly creased and toned at the extremities, slight wear at the spine ends, spot to lower edge of cover, small spot affecting lower corner of the first third of the text. A very good copy.

      [Bookseller: Alembic Rare Books]
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        Rrose Sélavy ("Bien nouveaux")

      1939 - non paginé 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Version of Pinocchio

      New York: Random House, , 1939. Based on the famous story by Carlo Collodi. The book is ring-bound and cloth covered with title and illustration. This copy is in good condition no stains but little damage to the edge of the Of the covers. This is No.81 of 100 copies. This book records the development of characters and basic story of Disney's second feature length animated movie..

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      DC 1939 - -Classic SUPERMAN tank cover. -Last MARCO POLO story. -Full page ad for NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR COMIC 1939. -Book is complete and restoration free. There is a small piece of tape inside the top of the spine, and a small piece inside the spine at each staple. There are three small pieces of tape on the middle wrap at the staples, seems unnecessary as the staples appear firmly attached at centerfold. Small piece off at bottom of spine. Pages are creamy, but slightly tanning near the bottom edge. See our large scans. Condition: G

      [Bookseller: DTA Collectibles]
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        Morphy's Games of Chess.

      Philadelphia: David McKay Company,, 1939. Being a selection of three hundred of his games. With annotations and a biographical introduction by Philip W. Sergeant. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. Photographic portrait frontispiece with tissue guard, diagrams in the text. Spine gently rolled, light spotting to top edge of text block. A very good copy in a slightly edge-chipped jacket with toning to spine panel and minor dampstaining to rear panel. Revised edition of this examination of the chess prodigy's best games. Sergeant's book, based on Johann Jacob Lowenthal's 1860 work, was originally published in the UK in 1915. An incredibly fast player, Paul Morphy (1837–1884) had a brilliant career but soon became disillusioned with the world of chess and retired from tournaments in 1959. Bobby Fischer rated him as one of the ten best players of all time and described him as "perhaps the most accurate player who ever lived" (Chessworld, Vol. 1, no. 1, January-February 1964, pp. 58).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        JAPAN PHILATELIC MAGAZINE / March 1939, Vol. 1, No. 1 to December 1939, Vol. 1, No. 10 [ten issues bound into one volume]

      Japan Postage Stamp Assoc., Tokyo, Japan 1939 - 8vo, A complete run for the year 1939. The text is in English and Japanese. A very scarce philatelic journal, which commenced publication in March 1939, and continued monthly issues until 1948, when it changed its name to Yubin Kitte. No copies currently listed for sale, and WorldCat does not show any institutional holdings. The International Society for Japanese Philately reports four volumes for 1940 to 1943 in its holdings, but only one issue (No. 3, May, 1939) from the first volume. The publisher of this journal, The Japanese Postage Stamp Association, was founded in January, 1939, with the support of the Japanese Government Postal Administration and Baron Takaharu Mitsui (known as the "Father of Japanese stamp collecting" and who was the first President of the JPSA). The binding of the bound copy which we offer for sale shows some wear. It is shaken, and the hinges are starting to crack but are still holding. Each of the monthly magazines is bound in with its title page, and each issue is in very good condition. Note: there are no records of this important philatelic journal ever having come to auction. Bound in green buckram with faded Japanese lettering to spine [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: GREENFIELD BOOKS Ltd.]
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        Overture to Death

      Collins [The Crime Club], 1939. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Collins (The Crime Club) in 1939. A very good+/near fine book without inscriptions. Some light fading and wear to board edges. A little spotting to the page edges. In a wrapper which has benefitted from some expert professional restoration to the top edge of the wrapper. Clipped. An exceptionally rare example in the wrapper of Marsh's eighth novel and housed in a custom made clamshell box.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, (1939). First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine, lacking the slipcase. Leather-backed boards. Copy #397 of 500 numbered copies SIGNED by the author. The American Booksellers Association voted this book the best nonfiction title of 1939, and it ranks as one of the greatest aviation adventures ever published. The typically worn spine has been here recently and professionally replaced with a sympathetic blue morocco spine with similar gilt lettering and decorations as the original.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Der Mythus des 20 Jahrhunderts

      Munich: Hoheneichen-Verlag, , 1939. Eine Wertung der seelisch-geistigen Gestaltenkämpfe unserer Zeit. Octavo. Original dark blue cloth, gilt lettered spine and front cover, top edge blue, with blonde silk page marker. Portrait frontispiece of Rosenberg. Spine slightly rolled, slight marks to back cover. An excellent copy. First published in 1930. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper: "A. Rosenberg". Alfred Rosenberg (1893-1946) was an influential Nazi idealogue. His book, espousing "historical" racial theories, has been described as "one of the two great unread bestsellers of the Third Reich" (Robert E. Conot, Justice at Nuremberg, 1983, p. 216); the other book being Mein Kampf. Signed copies are most uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Street and Smith 1939 - This is the first issue of this action and mystery pulp . Includes the novel "Justice Inc." and stories by Kenneth Robeson and Harold A. Davis. Art on this glossy cover is by H.W. Scott.From the Southern States Collection. Condition: FN-

      [Bookseller: DTA Collectibles]
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      Santa Fe: The Rydal Press, 1939. Gray cloth, stamped in black and green. Illustrated with reproductions of lithographs by Peter Hurd. Short surface crack in upper joint near crown, some tanning and slight rippling of the pastedowns, else a near fine copy, in very good, slightly tanned dust jacket. First edition. The dedication copy, inscribed by the author on the dedication page (and incorporating the printed dedication): "In friendship To Vernon Knapp from Paul Horgan, the first copy of the edition which is all his, in the name of a long and good time. Roswell 1939." The recipient joined the faculty of the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell in 1928 as a member of the English faculty, and in time excelled as well in geology, serving as department head. He retired as a LTC and was inducted into the Institute's Hall of Fame in 1958. Horgan, himself a graduate of the Institute, was later on staff there, and the Institute's Library was named for him.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Les Vêpres Hitlériennes - Traduit de l'Allemand 'Nuits Sanglantes en Allemagne'

      Fernand Sorlot, 1939. 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.

      [Bookseller: Online Bookshop Jim and Mina Stachow]
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        Britain's Jewish Problem

      Hurst & Blackett, Ltd, 1939. 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.

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      Chicago: Popular Publications, April, 1939. Some age tanning to page edges, mild edge wear, closed tear along upper front cover, a nearly fine copy. (16075). Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Features the Raymond Chandler story, "Pearls are a Nuisance"

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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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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        The Grapes of Wrath

      New York: The Viking Press, 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Original oatmeal cloth with brown lettering. First edition, first printing in original dust jacket with publisher's price of $2.75 and "First Edition" statement on front flap. Near Fine, with light pilling to cloth, light shelf wear. In a Very Good dust jacket, with light rubbing at extremities, darkening to spine, light edge wear and two short tears to the front panel. A lovely copy of this classic in a proper first printing dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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