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      New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1939.. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 1-313 [314], original green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First U.S. edition. A Sergeant Beef novel. "His subtlety is outstanding, and his efforts at misdirection are worthy of Agatha Christie" - Pederson (ed.), St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers, (4th ed.), pp. 117-20. Barzun and Taylor, A Catalogue of Crime (1989) 483. Touch of wear to spine ends and corner tips, a very good copy in very good dust jacket with light wear, mainly to spine ends and corner tips, creasing at lower right front corner, and mild color fade to spine panel. Scarce. (#156637)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Gedr. Kundenausweis mit eigenh. Namenszug und Adresse. Wien, 1939.

      1939. 1 S. 8vo. Fleischbezugsschein mit rückseitigem Stempel der Fleischhauerei Katherine Denzel. - Der aus Oberösterreich stammende Jurist gehörte zu den 24 Hauptangeklagten im Nürnberger Prozeß und wurde, in zwei von drei Anklagepunkten schuldig gesprochen, am 16. Oktober hingerichtet. - Mit kleinen Randläsuren und etwas angestaubt.

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        The Western Angler. An Account of Pacific Salmon and Western Trout

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1939. First edition, no. 280 of 950 copies. Illustrated with plates in color and in black and white, WITH THE FOLDING MAP IN VOLUME ONE. 2 vols. 4to. Original red cloth. Very good plus set in superior condition (minor exterior soiling), internally fresh. First edition, no. 280 of 950 copies. Illustrated with plates in color and in black and white, WITH THE FOLDING MAP IN VOLUME ONE. 2 vols. 4to. With the Map. A beautiful and monumental work. Notes Frazier, "Approximately one third of the 950 sets of this book were issued with the fold-out map opposite page 3 of Volume 1. The other two-thirds of this set were issued without the fold-out map." Siegel does not explain the reason for this omission, only that it exists. A SCARCE AND HIGHLY DESIRABLE ANGLING DERRYDALE. Siegel 156; Frazier H-1-a, H-1-b; Cave A21

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        The Western Angler: An Account of Pacific Salmon and Western Trout. {Two Volumes with Fold-Out Map}.

      - New York. The Derrydale Press. 1939. Limited Edition. This is set number 402 of 950 copies published. Two Volumes. Vol. 1: 200 pp. Vol. 2: 191 pp. including index. 4to. (10 ¾ x 8). With the foldout map showing fishing waters in British Columbia opposite page 3. Color frontispiece of artificial flies in each volume. Exquisite color plates of fish by E.B.S. Logier. Black and white photos. Text drawings. Foreword by C. McC. Mottley. Since its publication long ago, Haig-Brown's masterful treatment of fly fishing in the Pacific Northwest remains the most comprehensive and thorough account published. The two volumes bound in their original bright red cloth with gilt titles and decorations. A beautiful set. Bright red, clean, and in fine condition.

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      Zürich : E. Marx-Weinbaum. 1939. Paperback. 1st Edition. Original Wrappers but Complete Set is unbound. 4to. Complete Set of Every Issue of the Weekly Periodical “Israelitisches Wochenblatt” published in 1939. Issues are numbered 39: 1 through 39: 51 and run to a total of about 2000 pages. This weekly periodical was on the forefront of covering the ongoing holocaust atrocities. The magazine's holocaust reporting was used as evidence in the Nuremberg Trials, most notably in the trial of Julius Streicher. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Issues are unbound. Some edgewear, damp stains, and minor chipping throughout. About good condition. (HOLO2-135-32) .

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        THE OUTSIDER AND OTHERS ... Collected by August Derleth and Donald Wandrei

      Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1939. First edition. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with mild rubbing to upper front corner tip and head of spine panel. A very nice white paper copy with no age toning to the text block or the dust jacket. (18704). Large octavo, pp. [ivi] vii [viii-x] xii-xiv [1-2] 3-553 [554: blank] [555: colophon] [556-558: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original black cloth, spine panel stamped in gold. 1268 copies printed. The first collection of Lovecraft's writings and the first Arkham House book. "...his works remain one of the most remarkable literary products of their day and an enormously influential contribution to the genre, their influence extending not only to Lovecraft's many correspondents but to such significant modern writers as Ramsey Campbell and Brian Lumley." - Barron (ed.): Horror Literature 3-132. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-680. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-132. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1040. Jones and Newman (eds), Horror: 100 Best Books 43. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-162. See Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 2-61. See Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 97-101 and III, pp. 1284-88. Joshi I-A-15.

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        A Farewell to Arms

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1939. 8vo. Original cloth; original pictorial dust jacket. A few tiny pale spots on rear cover, dust jacket with two short tears at top of front panel and slightest wear at extremities, very lightly toned.

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        MISS. MODE

      Vienna: Circa 1935-1939. A rare an unusual collection of original hand-painted fashion designs produced in Vienna before the outbreak of the Second World War. All seventeen designs are original artworks. Some feature ornate and carefully crafted crepe-paper whorls and rosettes, presenting the elegant fashion items as textured three dimensional forms. The plates comprise designs for a range of items and accessories - six pairs of shoes, ten pairs of gloves, and a parasol - all signed by the talented artist 'Kropej'. It is known that Miss Kropej studied under the care of Emmy Zweybrück-Prochaska, who operated a privately owned art and craft school in Vienna from 1915. The school taught a range of skills in the decorative arts, and was renowned for wonderful toys and textile design. The school closed in 1939 when Emmy Zweybrück- Prochaska was forced to emigrate for the United States where she continued to work in textile design and the illustration of children's books. This collection of work by Miss Kropej is a beautiful example of the haute couture of the era, exemplifed by restraint and simplicity of design alongside sensuous attention to detail. Collection of seventeen original hand-coloured designs of which four leaves feature attached crepe-paper oral ornaments (each leaf is watermarked 1935 and measures 210 x 298 mm.) The entire collection is in outstanding condition, preserved in an exquisite yellow cloth folding case with leather label lettered 'Mode' to the front board.

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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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        Scritti e discorsi di Benito Mussolini.,Roma,Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato,1939

      Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, 1939. Edizione impressa su carta speciale a mano filigranata delle cartiere Miliani di Fabriano in 23 esemplari fuori di serie distinti con lettere e 102 numerati con numeri romani da I a CII. Roma, 1939; 13 voll., cartonato, pp. 2300, ill. b/n, cm 33,5x52. italiano

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        Wehrgeographischer Atlas von Frankreich. Nur zum Dienstgebrauch!

      Berlin, Reichsdruckerei, 1939 - Großformat, IV Seiten und 60 Tafgeln mit Karten, betitelter Originalleinen - sehr guter Zustand - 1939. H1545 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1100

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        Ken: The Insider's World

      New York: 1938-1939. 39 issues, 7 April 1938 to 29 June 1939. Bound in four volumes, gilt-lettered black cloth, all original covers preserved. A complete run of the short-lived illustrated large-format magazine, known for its controversial and political content. Ken: An Insider's World was founded by David A. Smart and Arnold Ginrich, who earlier has founded Esquire. The first editor Jay Allen drew talent heavily from the political left. Quickly fired, he was replaced by George Seldes, who also proved too left-wing for advertisers. Some of the politicians featured with photo layouts were Presidents Calvin Coolidge, Grover Cleveland, Thomas Harding, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, as well as many prominent German figures. Investigated in 1938 for being Communist leaning, Gingrich denied the magazine had any political slant. The magazine is an important window into the late 1930s, mixing the multitude of advertisements and their value as artifacts of material culture, with the dangerous world politics of the day, and the major figures involved in it. Ken's most notable publications were the articles by Ernest Hemingway on the Spanish Civil War that appeared in the first fourteen issues. In the first issue, it was stated that Hemingway was originally announced to be editor, but had taken no part in editing, nor in the formation of its policies. Hemingway, worried that their politics might be "liberal-phoney," insisted that a disclaimer be printed: "If he sees eye to eye with us on Ken, we would like to have him as an editor. If not, he will remain as a contributor until he is fired or quits." Some light rubbing, occasional browning of paper as usual.

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        La double maîtresse

      Carteret 1939 - Paris, Carteret, 1939 In-4 (27,5cm x 20cm) de (8)-432-(4)pp. Tirage à 200 exemplaires numérotés sur Vélin de Rives. 43 gouaches gravées et imprimées en couleurs à la poupée dont couverture, fleuron de titre, 6 en-têtes, 6 lettres ornées, 6 culs-de-lampe & 23 hors-texte par François De MARLIAVE. Plein maroquin rouge, dos à 4 nerfs soulignés de pointillés dorés, auteur, titre, illustrateur & date frappés or, fer floral avec triple encadrement dont un en pointillés et fers floraux aux angles répété deux fois, fer central avec le même encadrement, plats décorés d'un sextuple encadrement et d'une dentelle à l'or, coiffes guillochées, double filet doré parcourant les coupes, contre-plats bordés de même maroquin et doublés en maroquin bleu marine avec de multiples encadrements et quatre beaux fers aux angles, tranches dorées, couverture et dos conservés, sous étui. (Lucie Weill) Un des 200 exemplaires sur Vélin de Rives; celui-ci N°13. De la bibliothèque de Léon Michel (Ex-libris). Très bel exemplaire, étui en bon état, reliure en très bel état (dos à peine passé); intérieur en parfait état, frais. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Scritti e discorsi di Benito Mussolini.

      Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato 1939 - Edizione impressa su carta speciale a mano filigranata delle cartiere Miliani di Fabriano in 23 esemplari fuori di serie distinti con lettere, e 102 numerati con numeri romani da I a CII. Roma, 1939; 13 voll., cartonato, pp. 2300, ill. b/n, cm 33,5x52. Versione integrale dell'opera, comprendente scritti e discorsi di Benito e Arnaldo Mussolini dal 1914 al 1939, con una presentazione di Benito Mussolini del 1933. Gli scritti di Mussolini sono quelli pubblicati sul "Popolo d'Italia" , sia prima dell'entrata in guerra, 15 novembre 1914-24 maggio 1915, sia durante la guerra 1915-1917. Si passa poi all'enunciazione della cosiddetta "rivoluzione fasci. Un'opera monumentale e preziosa perché si tratta di un'edizione non comune e molto rara degli scritti e dei discorsi di Mussolini, con aggiunte rispetto alla storica all'edizione Hoepli. La maggior parte dei 125 esemplari, con tutta probabilità mai messi in commercio, vennero distrutti dopo la guerra [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "Zu-gleich"! Werkzeitschrift der Hamburger Freihafen-Lagerhaus-Gesellschaft / Hamburger Hafen- und Lagerhaus-Aktiengesellschaft 3. + 4. Jahrgang 1939 + 1940 Komplett

      20 Hefte in einer Baschaga-Mappe. KOMPLETT - 3. Jahrgang 1939 insgesamt 10 Hefte Nr. 8 Aug./Sep. und Nr. 9 Okt./Nov. Doppelausgabe. - 4. Jahrgang insgesamt 10 Hefte, keine Ausgabe für Jan., Aug. und Nov. Nr. 10 Dez./Jan. - Doppelausgabe. Inhalt u.a. Hafen, Geschichtliches, Aktuelles, Personen, Schach uvm. _____ Mappe ist hinten minimal berieben und an Ecken und Kanten minimal bestoßen und berieben und Kopfschnitt minimal staubschattig, insgesamt sehr guter Zustand, ohne Risse, Flecken oder Fehlseiten.

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        A oriente per il nord Alla ricerca della più breve via aerea dall'America all'Asia

      CASA EDITRICE MARZOCCO, FIRENZE 1939 - ITALIANO Volume rilegato con rilegatura postuma, la coperina mostra leggera usura, visibili aloni ed un'ammaccatura alla base del dorso, la copertina originale è presente all'interno, le pagine ed i tagli mostrano naturale ingiallimento, presenti illustrazioni in b. e n., trad. di E.E. Andreani

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        Systems of Logic based on Ordinals. [Received 31 May, 1938. - Read 16 June, 1938.]. [In: Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society. Second Series. Volume 45].

      London, Hodgson & Son, 1939. Royal8vo. In a recent nice green full cloth binding with gilt lettering to spine. Entire volumes 45 of "Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society. Second Series". A very nice and clean copy without any institutional stamps. Pp. 161-240. [Entire volume: (4), 475 pp.]. The very rare first printing of Turing's Ph.D.-thesis, which "opened new fields of investigation in mathematical logic". This seminal work constitutes the first systematic attempt to deal with the Gödelian incompleteness theorem as well as the introduction to the notion of relative computing. After having studied at King's College at Cambridge from 1931 to 1934 and having been elected a fellow here in 1935, Turing, in 1936 wrote a work that was to change the future of mathematics, namely his seminal "On Computable Numbers", in which he answered the famous "Entscheidungsproblem", came up with his "Universal Machine" and inaugurated mechanical and electronic methods in computing. This most famous theoretical paper in the history of computing caught the attention of Church, who was teaching at Princeton, and in fact he gave to the famous "Turing Machine" its name. It was during Church's work with Turing's paper that the "Church-Turing Thesis" was born. After this breakthrough work, Newman, under whom Turing had studied at Cambridge, urged him to spend a year studying with Church, and in September 1936 he went to Princeton. It is here at Princeton, under the guidance of Church, that Turing in 1938 finishes his thesis [the present paper] and later the same year is granted the Ph.D. on the basis of it. The thesis was published in "Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society" in 1939, and after the publication of it, Turing did no more on the topic, leaving the actual breakthroughs to other generations. In his extraordinary Ph.D.-thesis Turing provides an ingenious method of proof, in which a union of systems prove their own consistency, disproving, albeit shifting the problem to even more complicated matters, Gödel's incompleteness theorem. It would be many years before the ingenious arguments and striking partial completeness result that Turing obtained in the present paper would be thoroughly investigated and his line of research continued. The present thesis also presents other highly important proofs and hypotheses that came to influence several branches of mathematics. Most noteworthy of these is the idea that was later to change the face of the general theory of computation, namely the attempt to produce an arithmetical problem that is not number-theoretical (in his sense). Turing's result is his seminal "o-machines"; he here introduces the notion of relative computing and augments the "Turing Machines" with so-called oracles ("o"), which allowed for the study of problems that could not be solved by the Turing machine. Turing, however, made no further use of his seminal o-machine, but it is that which Emil Post used as the basis for his theory of "Degrees of Unsolvability", crediting Turing with the result that for any set of natural numbers there is another of higher degree of unsolvability. This transformed the notion of computability from an absolute notion into a relative one, which led to entirely new developments and in turn to vastly generalized forms of recursion theory. "In 1939 Turing published "Systems of Logic Based on Ordinals,"... This paper had a far-reaching influence; in 1942 E.L. Post drew upon it for one of his theories for classifying unsolvable problems, while in 1958 G. Kreisel suggested the use of ordinal logics in characterizing informal methods of proof. In the latter year S. Feferman also adapted Turing's ideas to use ordinal logics in predicative mathematics." (D.S.B. XIII:498). A part from these groundbreaking points, which Turing never returned to himself, he here also considers intuition versus technical ingenuity in mathematical reasoning, does so in an interesting and provocative manner and comes to present himself as one of the most important thinkers of modern mathematical as well as philosophical logic."Turing turned to the exploration of the uncomputable for his Princeton Ph.D. thesis (1938), which then appeared as "Systems of Logic based on Ordinals" (Turing 1939). It is generally the view, as expressed by Feferman (1988), that this work was a diversion from the main thrust of his work. But from another angle, as expressed in (Hodges 1997), one can see Turing's development as turning naturally from considering the mind when following a rule, to the action of the mind when not following a rule. In particular this 1938 work considered the mind when seeing the truth of one of Gödel's true but formally unprovable propositions, and hence going beyond rules based on the axioms of the system. As Turing expressed it (Turing 1939, p. 198), there are 'formulae, seen intuitively to be correct, but which the Gödel theorem shows are unprovable in the original system.' Turing's theory of 'ordinal logics' was an attempt to 'avoid as far as possible the effects of Gödel's theorem' by studying the effect of adding Gödel sentences as new axioms to create stronger and stronger logics. It did not reach a definitive conclusion.In his investigation, Turing introduced the idea of an 'oracle' capable of performing, as if by magic, an uncomputable operation. Turing's oracle cannot be considered as some 'black box' component of a new class of machines, to be put on a par with the primitive operations of reading single symbols, as has been suggested by (Copeland 1998). An oracle is infinitely more powerful than anything a modern computer can do, and nothing like an elementary component of a computer. Turing defined 'oracle-machines' as Turing machines with an additional configuration in which they 'call the oracle' so as to take an uncomputable step. But these oracle-machines are not purely mechanical. They are only partially mechanical, like Turing's choice-machines. Indeed the whole point of the oracle-machine is to explore the realm of what cannot be done by purely mechanical processes...Turing's oracle can be seen simply as a mathematical tool, useful for exploring the mathematics of the uncomputable. The idea of an oracle allows the formulation of questions of relative rather than absolute computability. Thus Turing opened new fields of investigation in mathematical logic. However, there is also a possible interpretation in terms of human cognitive capacity." (SEP).

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        The mechanism of nuclear fission [N. Bohr. & J. A. Wheeler] "On continued gravitational contraction" [J. R. Oppenheimer & H. Snyder].

      Lancaster, American Institute of Physics, 1939. Royal8vo. In the original green printed wrappers. In "The Physical Review", Volume 56, Second Series, Number 5, September 1. With cloth back-strip. A quire, affecting both papers, detached but without any loss of paper. A few minor tear throughout, far from affecting text. [Bohr & Wheeler:] Pp. 426-50. [Oppenheimer & Snyder:] Pp. 455-59. [Entire volume: Pp. 387-486]. First printing of two landmark papers, all of seminal importance in history of physics: The intricacies of the fission process, the groundwork for atomic and hydrogen bombs and the forgotten birth of black holes: The first theoretical description of a black hole, the production of a singularity when a sufficiently large neutron star collapses.Oppenheimer and Snyder's "ON CONTINUED GRAVITATIONAL CONTRACTION" constitute the very first theoretical prediction of a singularity when a sufficiently large neutron star collapses. This phenomenon was later to be coined as a black hole. "Had J. Robert Oppenheimer not led the US effort to build the atomic bomb, he might still have been remembered for figuring out how a black hole could form." (American Physical Society). The paper has by several physics historians been described as the forgotten birth of black holes. "Oppenheimer and his graduate student George Volkoff presented the first analysis of the formation of a neutron star in a 1939 Physical Review paper titled, "On Massive Neutron Stars". Oppenheimer wondered what would happen to a very massive neutron star. The Schwartzschild analysis of General Relativity has a theoretical limit, called the "Schwartzschild limit", when the ratio of mass-to-radius of a star is 236,000 times greater than the ratio for our sun. When this limit is exceeded, the Schwartzschild analysis does not yield a solution. Oppenheimer believed that a neutron star could have sufficient mass to exceed this limit. What would happen to it? Oppenheimer and his graduate student Hartland Snyder applied General Relativity theory to a star with sufficient mass and density to exceed the Schwartzschild limit. The Schwartzschild analysis assumed that the size of the star stays constant with time. Oppenheimer and Snyder found that they could achieve a real solution from General Relativity when the Schwartzschild limit is exceeded by assuming that the diameter of the star decreases with time. They presented their analysis in a 1939 Physical Review paper, titled, "On Continual Gravitational Contraction," which concluded with: "When all thermonuclear sources of energy are exhausted, a sufficiently heavy star will collapse. Unless fission due to rotation, the radiation of mass, or the blowing off of mass by radiation, reduce the star's mass to the order of that of the sun, this contraction will continue indefinitely." This analysis concluded that when the Schwartzschild limit is exceeded, the star must collapse indefinitely until it reaches a singularity having an infinite density of matter" (Bjornson, Singularity Predictions of General Relativity, P. 4).The Chandrasekhar / Eddington controvery in the mid 30ies did discuss the fate of neutron stars but the first thoroughly theoretical desciption was first published here. "THE MECHANISM OF NUCLEAR FISSION" is the first fully worked out theory of nuclear fission, which laid the groundwork for atomic and hydrogen bombs."Wheeler's technical mastery of physics is best seen in the classic paper of Bohr and Wheeler. Bohr and Wheeler wrote the paper in Princeton, where Bohr was visiting in the spring of 1939, a few months after the discovery of fission. The paper is a masterpiece of clear thinking and lucid writing. It reveals, at the center of the mystery of fission, a tiny world where everything can be calculated and everything understood. The tiny world is a nucleus of uranium 236, formed when a neutron is freshly captured by a nucleus of uranium 235. The uranium 236 nucleus sits precisely on the border between classical and quantum physics. Seen from the classical point of view, it is a liquid drop composed of a positively charged fluid. The electrostatic force that is trying to split it apart is balanced by the nuclear surface tension that is holding it together. The energy supplied by the captured neutron causes the drop to oscillate in various normal modes that can be calculated classically. Seen from the quantum point of view, the nucleus is a superposition of a variety of quantum states leading to different final outcomes. The final outcome may be a uranium 235 nucleus with a re-emitted neutron, or a uranium 236 nucleus with an emitted gamma-ray, or a pair of fission-fragment nuclei with one or more free neutrons. Bohr and Wheeler calculate the cross-section for fission of uranium 235 by a slow neutron and get the right answer within a factor of two. Their calculation is a marvelous demonstration of the power of classical mechanics and quantum mechanics working together. By studying this process in detail, they show how the complementary views provided by classical and quantum pictures are both essential to the understanding of nature. Without the combined power of classical and quantum concepts, the intricacies of the fission process could never have been understood. Bohr's notion of complementarity is triumphantly vindicated" (John Archibald Wheeler, Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 154 (2010)).

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        Between Pacific Tides

      This is the scarce 1939 first edition, of which only 1,000 copies were printed. Book is in very good plus condition, no dust-jacket. Light wear to the spine, contemporary previous owner's name and address on the front endpapers, light bumping to the top corners, but otherwise a tight, clean, and unmarked copy (no underlining, notes, etc.).

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        Il Museo Mussolini.,Roma,Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato,1939

      Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, 1939. Roma, 1939; br., pp. 204, ill. b/n, tavv. b/n. italiano

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        The Ten Holy Horrors.

      London; Hodder and Stoughton. 1939. First edition. 8vo. Near fine in publisher's black cloth titled in red to spine and front board, clean and sharp, minor edgewear and bumping to spine ends. In a near fine dustwrapper, clean and bright with very slight edgewear to extremities and some very light creasing. Unclipped but with a price of 7/6 added in ink to the blank area where the price would normally be printed. Internally clean. A very striking copy indeed.

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        Excentric Shampoo. Das Beste für die Haarpflege.

      Ohne Ort: Lloyd Parfumerie [1939]. 48 Seiten. Schlichte, klammergeheftete OBroschur in illustrierter OPapiertüte. 14 x 8,6 cm. Erste Ausgabe. - Gittig 497. - Gittig 931. - Ruppelt, Thomas Mann im Teebeutel, 57. Die Papiertüte in Aufmachung einer Shampooprobe, komplett mit Gebrauchsanweisung auf der Rückseite, innen dann in Wirklichkeit jedoch ein Heft mit Texten und internationalen Reaktionen zu den Novemberpogromen von 1938. Tüte minimal braunfleckig und mit leichten Knickspuren. - Insgesamt ein schönes Exemplar der seltenen Tarnschrift.

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        Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1939

      Sampson, Low, Marston and Company 1939 - 1939. First Edition. 103 pages. No dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering. Book is split into 5 parts A, B, C, D, E each part is numbered separately. Includes book mark attached with ribbon. Pages are lightly tanned and thumbed at the edges, with some foxing. Binding has remained firm. Boards are mildly rub worn, with some light shelf wear to spine, edges and corners, corners are bumped. Slight crushing to spine ends. Tanning to spine and edges. Spine has a split along rear hinge. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Paper Prison

      London; Murray; 1939; - Book is fine but for a previous owner name on front free endpaper, in a NF DJ, with only light wear to corners and to top of spine, with a bright, colorful cover illustration of French Foreign Legion soldier. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Harper & Brothers, NY 1939 - Originally published in tablet form - now each page inserted into separate plastic protectors and housed in three ring notebook; Pages toned - mostly at edges, one page has tear with tape repair; note that is not the entire book and was not published as such [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Weary Blues

      New York: Alfred Knopf, 1939. Eighth printing. Hard Cover. vg/good. octavo. 109pp Inscribed, signed and dated with Chicago, April 28, 1940 by Langston Hughes on front free endpaper. Dust jacket illustration front and back cover by Couarrubias. Jacket has some small pieces out along edges. Age-toning to front free endpaper. In a brodart protective wrapper.

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        The Western Angler. An Account of Pacific Salmon and Western Trout

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1939. First edition, no. 280 of 950 copies. Illustrated with plates in color and in black and white, WITH THE FOLDING MAP IN VOLUME ONE. 2 vols. 4to. Original red cloth. Very good plus set in superior condition (minor exterior soiling), internally fresh. First edition, no. 280 of 950 copies. Illustrated with plates in color and in black and white, WITH THE FOLDING MAP IN VOLUME ONE. 2 vols. 4to. With the Map. A beautiful and monumental work. Notes Frazier, "Approximately one third of the 950 sets of this book were issued with the fold-out map opposite page 3 of Volume 1. The other two-thirds of this set were issued without the fold-out map." Siegel does not explain the reason for this omission, only that it exists. A SCARCE AND HIGHLY DESIRABLE ANGLING DERRYDALE. Siegel 156; Frazier H-1-a, H-1-b; Cave A21

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        The Nature of the Chemical Bond and the Structure of Molecules and Crystals An Introduction to Modern Structural Chemistry

      Ithica: Cornell University Press, 1939. First edition. Hardcover. Good. Ex-library from a university library with usual library markings. Tightly bound with no other interior markings. Surface wear to cover and edges with bumping to corners. Blue cloth with gilt title on spine, pocket in rear.

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        Die archaischen Marmorbildwerke der Akropolis. Hrsg. von Hans Schrader.

      Klostermann, Frankfurt am Main 1939 - Textband: Die Koren. Rundwerke ausser den Koren Reliefs. Giebel Friesfragmente. XVII, 399 S., 503 Abb. im Text. Tafelband: Farbtafeln I-VI, 200 einseitig bedruckte Schwarz-Weiß-Tafeln. Schwarzer Original-Ganzleineneinband, goldgeprägter Rücken- und Bandtitel, Vorsätze in einfarbig grauem Papier. keine Benutzungsspuren. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE MAP OF LOVE (Superb Publisher's Review Copy)

      J. M. Dent, London 1939 - Thomas, Dylan. THE MAP OF LOVE. London: J. M. Dent, (1939). First Edition. A Fine copy in a Fine priced dust jacket, a superb example which was acquired directly from the fastidious original purchaser (1940 ink ownership inscription on ffep). A copy in finer condition would be hard to find; furthermore it bears the publisher's perforated stamp on last leaf, 'Complementary Copy Not For Sale'. THE MAP OF LOVE was published only a few weeks before Great Britain declared war on Nazi Germany and did not receive the critical attention it surely merited given the enthusiastic responses to his first books of poetry. The poems "After the Funeral" and "On No Work of Words" are critically ranked among the best of his early poetry. "I make this in a Warring Absence" is an excellent early look at Dylan and Caitlin's tempestuous marriage. The prose section consists of seven early stories Dylan published in magazines and they show distinct flashes of the talent that led him to his following year's 1940 breakout volume of fiction: PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG DOG. Here's an uncommon opportunity to acquire a really sharp and fresh example of a first edition generally found in pitiable state (with the added bonus of it being a publisher's review copy). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Merchant of Yonkers

      1939. First Edition . Signed. WILDER, Thornton. The Merchant of Yonkers. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1939. Octavo, original pale orange cloth, pictorial endpapers, original dust jacket. $3800.First edition, inscribed on the half title by Wilder in the year of publication, the year after he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Our Town, “For —- —-, Greetings of Thornton Wilder, New Haven, April 27, 1939.” A beautiful copy.Wilder's Merchant of Yonkers premiered in Boston and New York in 1938, the same year his play, Our Town, won the Pulitzer Prize. “Perhaps Wilder's most popular work,” The Merchant of Yonkers was “his adaptation of one of Nestroy's farces (Einen Jux will er sich machen, based on A Day Well Spent by John Oxenford). Merchant of Yonkers, later revised by Wilder and titled The Matchmaker, ran “in New York from December 1955 to February 2, 1957… The musical comedy version of the latter—Hello, Dolly!—ran in New York from January 16, 1964, to December 27, 1970” (Selected Letters, 364n). “A spectacular success,” Michael Stewart's libretto for Hello, Dolly! closely followed Wilder's comedy (Hartnoll, 892). Copyright page with “4-9 First Edition,” Code of “C-O” indicating publication in March 1939. Bruccoli & Clark III:367. Book fine; very lightest edge-wear to colorful about-fine dust jacket.

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        Small Beer

      New York: The Viking Press, 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Signed. First limited edition; Copy #59 of a limited 175, with an original full page signed watercolor painting by Ludwig Bemelmans. Good+, with cloth faded at spine, rubbed at extremities. Previous owner inscription to verso of front free end paper. Pages toned, endsheets lightly foxed and darkened at gutters. Lacking the publisher's slipcase.

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      Worcester: Achille J. St. Onge, 1939. 82pp. One of 950 copies printed at the Merrymount Press. This is the second book bearing St. Onge's imprint. With a frontispiece portrait of Emerson. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full russet morocco with gilt decorations on both panels. A very fine copy, with the bookplate of T.M. Cleland, an important type designer, book designer at the Merrymount and Caslon Presses, and founder of the Cornhill Press in Boston. Together with a promotional postcard with four sample leaves from the book tipped in. A.e.g. (Massmann 2; Bradbury, p. 252). (2 5/16 by 1 5/8; 60x40mm).

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      Random House, New York 1939 - First edition. Fine in an age-toned, very good or a little better dustwrapper with very shallow loss at the crown. Warmly Inscribed by Raphaelson: "Dear Jean -- Here it is, much changed, but I hope you approve. Gratefully, Samson Raphaelson. December 12, 1939 New York." A play adapted from the author's novel of the same name, and basis for the 1941 Mark Dansdrich film featuring Claudette Colbert, Ray Milland, Brian Aherne, and Binnie Barnes. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        [THE FIFTH COLUMN IN RUSSIAN] Pyataya kolonna i pervye tridtsat' vosem' rasskazov / Per. s angl. pod red. I.A. Kashkina [i.e. The Fifth Column and the First Thirty-Eight Stories]

      Moscow: Goslitizdat, 1939. 656 pp. 17,4x12 cm. In original cloth. Fine. This is the first edition of the play The Fifth Column and anthology of the writings by Ernest Hemingway (first published in 1938). The original edition was of forty-nine stories which was also the title. A few less sufficient stories were not included in this edition and two essays on the Spanish Civil War were added (written in 1937 and 1938) as well as the last written story On the American Dead in Spain (1939). The Spanish Civil War strengthened Hemingway's reputation and authority in USSR. In 1930s everyone knew he was writing a new novel (For Whom the Bell Tolls), a great amount of fans were waiting for a new book. But the translation came only 28 years later because 1930s were the years of increasing vigilance and intolerance to ideological 'flaws' of Western writers. Nevertheless this play and stories were published a year after the original publication. WorldCat locates only one copy in University at Albany Library.

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      Thomas Nelson and Sons, NY 1939 - TITLE: THE CHERRY STREET HOUSE By ELEANOR W.NOLEN 1939COLORED! AUTHOR: ELEANOR WEAKLEY NOLEN PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) /COPYRIGHT: Thomas Nelson and Sons, NY 1939 EDITION: First Edition CATEGORY: Children, Art ---NOT SIGNED--- BINDING/COVER: Hardback without dust jacket CONDITION: (All defects if any are formulated into pricing by ViewFair Books Books. If ViewFair Books miss any defects or highlights on any book/printings, our policy is to make immediate amends to any customer): The book is without a dust jacket. The outside has a few soiled like spots in a couple of places (see photo). The inside of book is clean. THE PICTURES IN THE BOOK HAVE BEEN NICELY PAINSTAKINGLY HAND COLORED THROUGHOUT BY WHAT APPEAR TO BE A PROFESSIONAL OR TALENTED INDIVIDUAL!!!! THE FRONTISPIECE IS NICELY DONE ALONG WITH OTHER PICTURES IN THE BOOK. There are pencil notations or initials along side the artwork. Book is without marks or writings OTHER THAN THOSE OF THE COLORATIONS , pages are moderately clean, and book is tight and sturdy. One or two of the home colorations have left very light smudge marks on the adjoining pages. Beautiful beautiful UNIQUE artwork that is well done throughout!!!! SIZE: 5 ½ x 8 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 193 pages BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: First Edition. Thomas Nelson and Sons, NY 1939. Fair(plus)/None dust jacket condition. Insides are good. THE PICTURES IN THE BOOK HAVE BEEN NICELY HAND COLORED THROUGHOUT BY WHAT APPEAR TO BE A PROFESSIONAL OR TALENTED INDIVIDUAL!!!! THE FRONTISPIECE IS NICELY DONE ALONG WITH OTHER PICTURES IN THE BOOK. Pictures by Vera Neville, BUT THEY HAVE BEEN REDONE IN A UNIQUE COLOR STYLE THAT REALLY TOOK A LOT OF TIME AND DETAIL!!!! DUE TO THE UNIQUE AND PAINSTAKING ARTWORK, THE PRICE HAS BEEN REALLY INCREASED TO MATCH THE GIFT OF THE ARTISTS!!! Many additional photos upon request are available. BOOK IS ONE OF A KIND, THERE ARE NO OTHER UNIQUE HAND COLORED COPIES FOUND FOR SALE ANYWHERE ON THE INTERNET (A couple of artist decided to put their talents to work in a unique manner that turned out beautifully)!!!!!!! ETRA PICTURES AT: ViewFair Books/store/catalog/003200.jpg ViewFair Books/store/catalog/003200-2.jpg ViewFair Books/store/catalog/003200-3.jpg ViewFair Books/store/catalog/003200-4.jpg COMPETITIVE PRICING! 399-345 InvCode zzd19 ViewFair Books : 003200 Size: 8 x 5 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Value and Capital

      1939. First Edition . HICKS, John R. Value and Capital. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1939. Octavo, original dark blue cloth, original dust jacket. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $3200.First edition of this landmark of modern economics.Hicks' “peak achievement, his main claim to fame. In the field of pure theory it was probably the most influential book of the first half of the 20th century. To some extent this was due to the new pieces of analysis it contained, explained lucidly enough to be readily incorporated into existing theory. To an even larger extent the book's extraordinary influence was due to the timely synthesis it offered. The general equilibrium of Walras, Pareto's ordinal utility, and Slutsky's analysis of comparative-static effects were all integrated with post-Wicksellian dynamics, Keynesian microstatics, and a capital theory along the lines of Bohm-Bawerk. By combining all these elements into a unified theoretical apparatus, Value and Capital provided the springboard from which the brilliant theorists of the next generation would jump off… Overall, Hicks will probably appear in the history of economics as the greatest British theorist of the century” (Niehans, 359, 371). Contemporary owner signature of economist Weir M. Brown.Book about-fine, price-clipped dust jacket completely unrestored with a bit of wear and toning mainly to extremities and a few archival tape repairs to verso. A near-fine copy.

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        VALUE AND CAPITAL: An Inquiry into Some Fundamental Principles of Economic Theory

      Oxford:: Clarendon Press,. 1939.. First edition. Sir John Richard Hicks (1904 - 1989) was one of the most important and influential economists of the twentieth century. In microeconomics, the compensated demand function is referred to as the Hicksian demand function in his honor (Wikipedia). Minor wear to corners, endpapers darkened (due to unavoidable offset from the binding) and just a little foxed. Near fine, lacking the dust jacket. An exceedingly scarce book in the first edition. .

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      Garden City: Published for the Crime Club, Inc. by Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1939.. Octavo, pp. [1-10] [1] 2-294, original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, top edge stained red. First U.S. edition. An Inspector Hemingway novel. "Although not so popular as her Regency romances Heyer's detective novels are better crafted and more enduring. They illustrate the style of mystery writing in her time while being sufficiently original to carry her unmistakable signature." - Pederson (ed), St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers (4th ed.), pp. 508-10. Barzun and Taylor: A Catalogue of Crime (1989) #1744. Some mild rubbing to cloth at edges, a nearly fine copy in very good or somewhat better dust jacket with some rubbing at edges and along folds, several tiny closed tears to edges of front panel, and mild shelf wear to spine ends and corner tips. Uncommon in jacket. (#137108)

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