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        Raymond Guest M.F.H. Foxhunting Photo Album: Rock Hill Hounds, Virginia Two Good Days in December 1939

      1939 - (22) B&W Photos!

      [Bookseller: The Cary Collection]
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        Good Morning Midnight

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

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Original-Zeichnung. Mischtechnik. Ölkreide aquarelliert.

      Rahmen weiss (34 x 31 cm) in Passepartout. Grösse der Zeichnung 11 x 10. 5 cm, Hübsches Blatt in typischer Naegeli-Manier. Vom Künstler signiert und datiert. - Harald Oskar Naegeli (* 4. Dezember 1939 in Zürich) wurde als Sprayer von Zürich Ende der siebziger Jahre weltweit bekannt.

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        Modern Man in the Making

      1939. NEURATH, Otto. Modern Man in the Making. 159, [1] pp. Illustrated throughout with charts and diagrams. Small 4to., 265 x 205 mm, bound in publisher's blue cloth with title in silver on spine and front cover. New York: Knopf, 1939. |~||~||~||~| In the 1920s, Neurath developed the "Museum of Society and Economy" as a means of conveying complicated social and economic facts. Together with the illustrator Gerd Arntz and with Marie Reidemeister, Neurath created "Isotype," a symbolic way of representing quantitative information via easily interpretable icons. Isotype was hugely influential, especially in the Soviet Union. It was much used as a design element, and is, in fact, still omnipresent. Modern Man in the Making is Neurath's magnum opus, and despite being a trade book, is notoriously hard to find. See: Otto Neurath, The Language of the Global Polis.

      [Bookseller: Ursus Rare Books]
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        A Chronicle of the Carmelites in Persia, and the Papal Mission of the XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries.

      London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1939 - 2 volumes, quarto. Original black cloth, title gilt to spine, blind panels to boards. Slightly rubbed, spines relined, hinges repaired, endpapers browned, pale toning to the text, some inked marginalia in volume I, slight tide-marks at the fore-edge of both volumes. Portrait frontispiece and 39 other plates, folding map. First edition of this important contribution to the history of the region based on extensive documentation from Archivio di Propaganda Fide and Casa Generalizia dei Carmelitani in Rome. "In 1604 Pope Clement VIII, with the support of Sigismund III Vasa of Poland, dispatched a mission of Discalced Carmelite fathers to Persia; the embassy represented the culmination of a policy of seeking alliances against the Ottoman empire that had been initiated by Pius V when he had attempted to formalize relations with Shah Tahmasb they received a very warm welcome from Shah 'Abbas I (1588–1629) and were permitted to settle at Isfahan in 1608. As ambassadors, they were given a royal residence near the Meydan-e Mir, where they established a handsome monastery. For many years it sheltered a varying number of fathers from a wide range of national backgrounds. In 1752 the last Carmelite departed, only a short interval after the death of Philippe-Marie de St-Augustin, bishop of Isfahan, in 1749 The primary importance of the Carmelites in Persia was as witnesses to history; they were observers of political and social events through the reigns of 'Abbas I and Safi I (1629–42), the fall of the Safavids, and the subsequent period of troubles. In addition, as great travelers, the Carmelite missionaries were often reassigned to new posts and covered hundreds of kilometers in order to join their provincial chapters" (Encyclopaedia Iranica). The Chronicle was described on its recent reissue as "an unparalleled source of detailed information on the politics, diplomatic rituals, foreign policy concerns and matters of court ceremony of the time". Not in Wilson. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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      New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1939. First Edition. Fine/Very Good Plus. New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1939 Stated First Edition.12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Probably Alsop's rarest work and an important political commentary. Missing from most Presidential collections. This lovely copy in original dust jacket. "Who are the men who do the back-seat driving in Washington today?" The Brain Trust and Cohen-Corcoran group described. Early Alsop & Kintner, following on 168 days but much rarer. Alsop also of pioneering gay interest. Red cloth, black print to spine. Pg. 212. Very light wear and unobtrusive half inch closed tear noted to clipped jacket. Clean sharp as new book. Scans on request, questions cheerfully answered and customer satisfaction quaranteed. Find out why 75 % of our business is from repeat customers. Extra shipping and insurance at cost to many destinations.. First Edition. Fine/Very Good Plus.

      [Bookseller: Finefinds Collection Management]
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        Esposizione Universale di Roma. MCMXLII - Anno XX° E.F.

      Roma, Commissariato Generale, 1939, 4° legatura originale in pergamena con iscrizioni dorate al piatto ant. pp. 88 con numerose illustrazioni col. (Sironi, ecc.) Bellissimo volume con i plastici realizzativi, ecc. Non comune.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani già' Naturalistica snc]
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        Mystery Men #5 1939-Fox-Blue Beetle-Green Mask-LOU FINE-comic book

      Fox 1939 - LOU FINE cover. GREEN MASK, BLUE BEETLE, CHEN CHANG, CAPTAIN SAVAGE, MR. DEATH. REX DEXTER of MARS by DICK BRIEFER. Spine wear, split at bottom up past top staple, cover attached at top staple only. Nice supple page quality. Condition: G

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        CARSON OF VENUS ..

      Tarzana, California: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Publishers, [1939].. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [1-4] 5 [6-8] 9-312 [313: ads] [314-318: blank] [last two leaves are blanks], six inserted plates with illustrations by John Coleman Burroughs, original blue cloth, front and spine panel stamped in orange, top edge stained red, other edges rough trimmed. First edition. "... the third and by far the finest book in the series [of Venus novels]." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 298-302. Heins CV-1. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. A fine copy in fine first state (laminated) dust jacket. A very sharp copy. This copy is signed by Florence Gilbert Burroughs, the dedicatee, and presented to a Burroughs Bibliophile by "his friend" Eddie Gilbert, on the dedication page. (#151449)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
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        Verve. The French Review of Art. Nos. 5-6. Directeur E. Tériade.

      July - October 1939., Paris - 26.5x35.5. 134pp. 22h. ilus. Número miscelánea, con textos de Paul Valéry, André Gide, Jules Supervielle, Jean-Paul Sarte, Alfred Jarry, etc. Litografías de Braque, Derain, Fernand Léger, Matisse, Paul Klee, etc. Reproducciones de iluminaciones medievales, ilustraciones de Giacometti, Bores, etc. Fotos de Brassäi, Bradt, Cartier, Herbert List, etc. Impecable. Rústica. Cubierta de Aristide Maillol. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Carmen Alonso Libros]
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        Sheba's Daughters. being a record of travel in Southern Arabia. With an appendix on the rock inscriptions by A. F. L. Beeston.

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1939 - Large octavo. Original green cloth, title gilt to spine together with Athena's owl. Boards severely mottled as usual, spotting to endpapers and occasionally to the text, about very good. A few marginal notes in Bates's hand. Frontispiece and 46 other plates, folding map at the rear. First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To G. L. Bates with the author's thanks and good wishes. H. St. J. B. Philby, 1/5/39." George Latimer Bates was an eminent ornithologist, naturalist, and author of the Handbook of Birds of West Africa. Bates had spent some 25 years in West Africa supporting himself by supplying specimens to the Natural History Museum. After the publication of his book he began to assist the Museum in cataloguing the bird samples being sent back from Arabia by Philby. Following an invitation from Philby, Bates taught himself Arabic and went out to join him in 1934, partly to assist in collecting specimens, but also to carry out research for a book on the birds of Arabia. Although he contributed several papers on regional species to Ibis, the book was never published, but after his death in 1940 the manuscript was used by Meinertzhagen in the production of Birds of Arabia. Philby presentation copies are decidedly uncommon. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Instantaneous Emission of Fast Neutrons in the Interaction of Slow Neutrons with Uranium" (Szilárd, Leo and Zinn, Walter H.) AND "Energy Production in Stars" (Bethe) with "Energy Production in Stars II" (Bethe) AND "On Massive Neutron Cores" (Oppenheimer, Robert & Volkoff, G. M.) AND "Resonance in Uranium and Thorium Disintegrations and the Phenomenon of Nuclear Fission" (Bohr, Niels) AND "Production of Neutrons in Uranium Bombarded by Neutrons" (Anderson, Herbert L, Fermi, Enrico & Hanstein, H. B. AND "Static Solutions of Einstein's Field Equations for Spheres of Fluid" (Tolman, Richard) AND "The Molecular Beam Resonance Method for Measuring Nuclear Magnetic Moments" (Rabi, I, Millman, S., Kusch, P. & Zacharias J. R.) in Physical Review, 55, 1939, pp. 102-103; pp. 364-373; pp. 374-381; pp. pp. 415-419; pp. 797-798; pp. 799-800; & pp. 526-535

      FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING of SLIZARD & ZINN's landmark "Instantaneous Emission of Fast Neutrons in the Interaction of Slow Neutrons with Uranium" confirmed 'instantaneous' neutron multiplication, showing that it meets the requirement for nuclear bombs. Some argue this is one of the most important papers in atomic/nuclear physics. Full volume inclusive of many other important papers. BETHE's seminal papers on neucleosynthesis, "Energy Production in Stars" and "Energy Production in Stars II" rely heavily on the development of quantum mechanics, going so far as to allow some classically forbidden reactions to occur. Bethe's work on nuclear reactions relied heavily on the development of quantum mechanics, and resulted in the occurrence of some classically forbidden reactions; and this same work led him to discover the reactions that supply the energy in stars. Realizing that a far more rapid increase "was needed to explain the vastily larger energy production in hotter stars," Bethe discovered "the CNO cycle and computed its properties, [telling himself that] to obtain a steeper energy dependence he had to find a reaction involving a higher potential barrier, i.e., a nucleus with a higher charge" (Brandt, Harvest of the Century, 261-262). Proceeding systematically through the Periodic Table, Bethe finally got to carbon. As he wrote "in the case of carbon the reaction works out beautifully" (ibid). Bethe's Nobel Prize represents the first time an astrophysical subject was recognized by the Nobel Committee. TOLMAN's "Static Solutions of Einstein's Field Equations for Spheres of Fluid" described his method for applying Einstein's field equations to static spheres of fluid. OPPENHEIMER & VOLKOFF applied Tolman's method to calculate the gravitational equilibrium of a neutron star and predict the conditions under which it will continue collapsing into a black hole. BOHR's "Resonance in Uranium and Thorium Disintegrations and the Phenomenon of Nuclear Fission" is Bohr's attempt to begin an explanation of nuclear fission. ANDERSON, FERMI & HANSTEIN's "Production of Neutrons in Uranium Bombarded by Neutrons" provided the first estimation of the magnitude of neutron multiplication showing that it meets the requirement for sustained nuclear fission. RABI, MILLMAN, KUSCH, ZACHARIAS's "The Molecular Beam Resonance Method for Measuring Nuclear Magnetic Moments" is the author's indepth paper on their use of NMR to determine nuclear magnetic moments. 939 is often spoken of as the second (think Einstein) most productive year in the history of physics. Together with Volume 56 (also listed), this volume includes an astonishingly large selection of important papers. CONDITION & DETAILS: Lancaster: American Institute of Physics, 1939. Royal 8vo. (10.5 x 8 inches); 267 x 203mm. Entire volume in contemporary full black cloth, gilt-lettered at the spine. Ex-libris with minimal markings. Very light and slight ghosting at the spine from the removal of a label -- all but invisible. Small stamp (covered) on the title page. Tightly and very solidly bound. Bright and very clean throughout. Near fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
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        Twelve Tales Well Told (Box of 12 Linenette Books)

      New York: Saml Gabriel Sons, 1939. 12 linenette books all Near Fine or better, original color printed box is well worn with corner splits and a few pieces missing from sides of box bottom. Each book is printed in full color. The set includes: Little Black Sambo, Gingerbread Man, Henny Penny, Three Billy Goats Gruff, Jack and the Beanstalk, Mother Hubbard's Dog, Dick Whittington, Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, Three Bears, Three Little Kittens and Peter Rabbit. . Original Wraps. Near Fine. Illus. by R A Burley. 12mo.

      [Bookseller: E M Maurice Books, LLC, ABAA]
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        American Cavalcade [Inscribed Copy]

      Self Published / Ward Ritchie Press. Hardcover. Pasadena, 1939. 8vo, publisher's blue cloth, 350 pp. One of 150 copies printed at the Ward Ritchie Press. Inscribed by John Hudson Poole in the year of publication: "For my mother's friend / Mrs. Maria Mcn. Patterson / from / John Hudson Poole, July, 1939." An important western history, quite scarce signed. With material on Sitting Bull, Wounded Knee, Buffalo Bill, etc. A nearly fine copy with slightest dust dulling to tops of pages and faintest foxing to cloth, else fine, appearing unread. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Very Good. 1939. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Auger Down Books]
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        CARSON OF VENUS ..

      Tarzana, California: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Publishers, [1939].. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [1-4] 5 [6-8] 9-312 [313: ads] [314-318: blank] [last two leaves are blanks], six inserted plates with illustrations by John Coleman Burroughs, original blue cloth, front and spine panel stamped in orange, top edge stained red, other edges rough trimmed. First edition. "... the third and by far the finest book in the series [of Venus novels]." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 298-302. Heins CV-1. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. A fine copy in fine first state (laminated) dust jacket. A very sharp copy. This copy is signed by Florence Gilbert Burroughs, the dedicatee, and presented to a Burroughs Bibliophile by "his friend" Eddie Gilbert, on the dedication page. (#151449)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        At Swim-Two-Birds.

      London: Longmans Green and Co., 1939 - Octavo. Original plain manilla wrappers, hand titled on the spine in ink. Spine cocked, some light wear to edges of the wrappers. Excellent. First edition, first impression. Uncorrected proof copy printed on proofing stock. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Moses, Man on the Mountain.

      New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1939. First edition of this classic retelling of Moses' exodus. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a very good dust jacket with some closed tears and rubbing. Uncommon in the original dust jacket. In this 1939 novel based on the familiar story of the Exodus, Zora Neale Hurston blends the Moses of the Old Testament with the Moses of black folklore and song to create a compelling allegory of power, redemption, and faith. Narrated in a mixture of biblical rhetoric, black dialect, and colloquial English, Hurston traces Moses's life from the day he is launched into the Nile river in a reed basket, to his development as a great magician, to his transformation into the heroic rebel leader, the Great Emancipator. From his dramatic confrontations with Pharaoh to his fragile negotiations with the wary Hebrews, this very human story is told with great humor, passion, and psychological insight. It was hailed by The New York Times as, "a narrative of great power. Warm with friendly personality and pulsating with...profound eloquence and religious fervor.

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        Finnegans Wake

      Faber and Faber Limited 1939 - 628p. Inscribed by pen, binding slightly getting weak. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Jun shi di yi/sheng li di yi]. [Chinese Anti-Japanese War Propaganda Posters - The Military Affairs Above All; Victory Above All].

      No publication details. (circa1939). - Rare Chinese Anti-Japanese war propaganda poster in blue and black, featuring a large head and shoulders portrait of Chiang Kai-shek with the characters ?? [To Fight Against Japan] and ?? [To Establish the Country] repeated many times in the background. Horizontal fold, two closed tears one in the central section of the poster, the second from lower margin with two small chips along lower margin, paper somewhat acidic but generally good. On the reverse at the right upper corner the poster is stamped "Chinese News Service/ 1250 Sixth Avenue/New York N.Y.". Above the stamp a small label gives a typed translation of the Chinese text on the poster. Glue from the label is visible in the upper right corner of the poster. Sheet measures 55.8 x 43.1cm. Text lower section translates "The military affairs above all; victory above all]. Lower margin reads "China Branch of the International Anti-Invasion Movement" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom ANZAAB/ILAB]
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        Rock-Drawings of Southern Upper Egypt II. (including 'Uwenat). Archaeological Survey of Egypt. Sir Robert Mond Desert Expedition, Season 1937-1938 Preliminary Report.

      London: Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press for The Egyptian Exploration Society, 1939 - Royal quarto (315 × 245 mm). Original sand buckram, title gilt to spine. With the dust jacket. Spine gently rolled. A very good copy in the slightly rubbed jacket with a few minor edge-splits and chips. Coloured frontispiece and 61 black and white plates, largely from photographs, folding map at the rear. First edition of this handsomely produced survey of sites found on the west bank of the Nile from Qena to Aswan, Jebel Uweinat, and the road leading from the Nile Valley to Dakhla through the Kharga Oasis; volume I relates to the previous season's expedition, to the Eastern desert. "The recognition of Egyptian rock art as something that could be closely linked to the archaeologically known cultures of the Nile Valley served as a strong impetus for further research. Several surveys and recording campaigns were organized in Upper Egypt and Nubia during during the last decade of the 19th and the first half of the 20th century. The most celebrated accomplishment in the study of rock art is undoubtedly the work of German ethographer Hans Alexander Winkler in the Eastern and Western deserts of Egypt. Winkler's magnum opus, Rock-Drawings of Southern Egypt, is still one of the most important collections of rock-art material from Egypt" (UCLA Encyclopaedia of Egyptology). For the last month of the expedition, Winkler joined the team of O. H. Myers and Major R. A. Bagnold, who were exploring the Gilf el-Kebir and the 'Uweinat, and on returning to Germany was conscripted to the Wehrmacht and killed in action in 1945. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The big sleep

      Hamish Hamilton 1939 - 1st edition, 1st printing of the UK edition. In black cloth with red lettering & rules. Owner's stamp on front free end paper; a few scattered spots of very light foxing; binding tight & square; minimal wear to black cloth along spine joints & at head & foot of spine; red lettering slightly dull. Overall a very nice copy - do ask for further information or images if required Used - Good. Good hardback (no dust jacket) [Attributes: First Edition]

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      Street and Smith 1939 - -Contains "Life-Line" the 1st published story by ROBERT HEINLEN. -Includes an L Ron Hubbard story -Glossy cover, high grade Condition: FN/VF

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        Trouble For Lucia

      The First UK Printing published by Hodder and Stoughton in 1939. The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition. The slightest of leans and a little ghosting in places to the spine. A little pushing at the spine ends. A few spots to the prelims. Blue endpapers as issued. Free from inscriptions and erasures. The scarce WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ condition. Some toning and spotting to the spine. Mild edge wear with loss at the upper spine end. Closed tears to the lower front spine fold and lower front flap fold. The wrapper design looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival cover. The final title in The 'Mapp and Lucia' Series. Scarce with such attributes.

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      NY: Harper & Brothers. Very Good. 1939. Galley Excerpts. Paperback. 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 .

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        Plakat - Landesausstellung 1939 Zürich. Lithographie.

      Zürich, Wolfensberger, 1939 128 x 90,5 cm, Zustand A (min. angeschmutzt)Versand D: 12,00 EUR Plakate - Tourismus Helvetica - Zürich

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        Marie LAURENCIN 16 Litho Katherine MANSFIELD The Garden Party 1939 ex.1129/1200

      Marie LAURENCIN, Color 16 Lithographs in the book: Katherine MANSFIELD. "The Garden Party and Other Stories" First illustrated limited edition, # 1129 from 1200 copies London: The Verona Press, [1939-1947]. 8vo[xii],316,[2, colophon]pp  (255 x 180 mm.) 16 original lithographs in color by Laurencin. Full green cloth with repeating floral motif, spine with paper lettering label. Art paper with water marks. Number 1129 of 1200 copies with sixteen original lithographs in colors by Marie Laurencin. Considered Mansfield's best pieces of short fiction, "The Garden Party" is included in this volume with other works from all points in her career not included in the original edition. Although slated to be published in 1939, the edition was actually published after the War's conclusion. Although part of the avant-garde circle that included Picasso and Braque (she was also said to be the muse of Apponinnaire), Laurencin's own work always retained the pastel tones and figural subject matter that complement Mansfield's stories CONDITION: MODERATE WEAR TO COVER, RUBBING TO EDGES, SOME DISCOLORING, SMALL FOXING STAINS. SMALL TEARS TO UPPER EDGE OF SPINE SMALL FOXING STAINS TO ENDPAPERS, TITLE PAGE, EDGES AND SOME PAGES INTERNALLY (MINIMAL)TEAR BETWEEN REAR COVER AND ENDPAPER TO SPINE ca. 9 cm. WEIGHT: 1100 gr.Shipping cost to USA $45. Sorry for this misleading but I'm registered on ebay of USA therefore I can not put above more than $18. I send it FROM ISRAEL EMS Kathleen Mansfield Murry (14 October 1888 - 9 January 1923) was a prominent New Zealand modernist short story writer who was born and brought up in colonial New Zealand and wrote under the pen name of Katherine Mansfield. At 19, Mansfield left New Zealand and settled in the United Kingdom, where she became a friend of modernist writers such as D.H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf. In 1917 she was diagnosed with extrapulmonary tuberculosis, which led to her death at the age of 34. Marie Laurencin (31 October 1883 - 8 June 1956) was a French painter and printmaker.[1] She became an important figure in the Parisian avant-garde as a member of the Cubists associated with the Section d'Or.

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        Ozoplaning with the Wizard of Oz

      Chicago: Reilly & Lee. (1939). First. First edition, first issue. Quarto. Illustrated by Jno. R. Neill. Very small spots of sunning at the spine ends, else fine in an attractive, very good plus first state dustwrapper with slight chipping at the crown, and some faint fading on the spine. After L. Frank Baum's death the Oz stories were continued by license from the Baum family. Because they were reprinted so many times, determining the first edition of these titles requires either a team of Talmudically trained bibliomaniacs, or patience and the excellent Hanff and Greene bibliography. We employee the latter. An attractive copy, and very scarce in jacket. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      New York: Random House. (1939). First. 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. .

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      1939 - DE BROCA - 27 mai 1939, CONGRES DE NANTES. - MANUSCRITS ORIGINAUX DE L'HYMNE "NOUS VOICI LAFAYETTE" "HERE WE ARE LAFAYETTE" Paroles de MAURICE RUFIN, Musique de M. RUFIN et Orchestration de ROGER PENAU. - Sous Chemise cartonnée et emboîtage, Chemise à entête de l'ASSOCIATION NATIONALE DES CROIX DE GUERRE aux INVALIDES : HYMNE "NOUS VOICI LAFAYETTE Offert à l'American Region par la XI e REGION NANTES. Port-folio in-quarto oblong de parchemin, premier plat décoré d'une AQUARELLE signée d'Alexis de BROCA avec la date du 27 mai 1939 orné aux quatre coins des portraits de lavis d'encre de WASHINGTON G., du Général de LAFAYETTE, de Benjamin FRANKLIN et de Franklin ROOSVELT. Drapeaux Français et Américains, Cordon vert de retenue. - Format in-folio PARTITION MANUSCRITE sur portées pré-imprimées avec les textes manuscrits, 8 pages manuscrites dont page de Titre. - SECOND TEXTE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIT TEXTE AMERICAIN COMPRENANT : 7 pages manuscrites avec texte au crayon sous les portées en Américain sur portées pré-imprimées . A l'intérieur, 2 feuillets de TAPUSCRIT DU TEXTE DU "HERE WE ARE LAFAYETTE" avec nombreuses notes en Américain au crayon. Manque la 4e Strophe. - JOINT Exemplaire de "THE PARIS POST" de décembre 1937 avec double page intérieure sur l'hymne Franco Américain. - ROGER PENAU né le 30 juin 1886 à Brest (Finistère) en Bretagne et mort le 30 octobre 1961 à Pontoise, est un compositeur breton de musique classique. - MAURICE RUFIN probablement le père de Jean Christophe RUFIN natif de Bourges. - Alexis Louis DE BROCA (1868-1948) artiste peintre Nantais. Mots clés : la fayette, hymne franco-américain, Guerre 14/18 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Du bist wie dein Blut - Dramatische Dichtungen um Paracelsus (3 Teile in 3 Bänden) : Teil (Band) 1: Ritter, Tod und Teufel / Teil (Band) 2: Das große Geheimnis / Teil (Band) 3: Der Meisterschnitzer von Nürnberg

      Im Selbstverlag, Ohne Ortsangabe 1939 - Leder an den Kanten berieben/beschabt (Band 1 mit kleinerer Fehlstelle) - ansonsten saubere und wohlerhaltene Exemplare. Band 1 (rot): 120 Seiten, 532 Gramm, Exemplar 46 von 100 Exemplaren. Band 2 (grün): 109 Seiten, 496 Gramm, Exemplar 10 von 50 Exemplaren. Band 3 (blau): 110 Seiten, 510 Gramm, Exemplar 51 von 50 Exemplaren (so gedruckt - wohl wieder 100), dieser Band im Zweifarbendruck (schwarz und rot). Jeder Band in einmaliger numerierter und vom Dichter gezeichneter (signierter) Auflage. Im Vorsatz jeweils mit einer kleinen Widmung (datiert 1941/1941/1940) an Maria Hipp (1919-2015), Anerkannte Hebamme und Trägerin des Bundesverdienstkreuzes. Bei dem Autor handelt es sich wohl um Dr. med. homöop. Heinrich Will (1891-1971). Ganzledereinband mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln und blindgeprägten Deckelbild (Paracelsus). 339 Seiten. 1538 Gramm. 29x21cm. Deutsch. Alle Preise inkl. MwSt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Fiction House 1939 - This is the first issue of this sci-fi pulp magazine. This issue has a classic Sci-Fi cover illustrating the story "The Golden Amazons Of Venus" byJohn Murray Reynolds. There is a coupon missing from the back cover. From the Southern States Collection. Condition: G/VG

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        The Londonderry Plantation 1609 - 41

      William Mullan and Son 1939 - SCARCE 1ST EDITION. 487pp. Hardback - 1939 with 16 maps and plans all present. Green cloth boards with gilt titles to spine are poor. Marked and faded, especially to spine. Small splits to edges of spine in places. One larger split (4cm) to head of spine at rear. Bumps to corners and spine. Pages edges are grubby. Internally good overall. Right front endpaper has been partially removed, lightly tanned throughout. Binding is firm but gutter has cracked and webbing partially visible in a few places. Some occasional, very neat pencil marks and annotations (including to rear endpaper) although some Biro underlining to pgs 24, 25 and 26. Small, embossed college library stamp to title page. Maps and plans are very good; clean, neatly folded and firmly attached. A good copy of a rare volume. Price reflects condition. Please email for condition pics if required. Aditional postage charges will apply. Size: Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Botschafter Henderson berichtet uber Hitler Goering Ribbentrop 1940 London Rare!

      Die beiden englischen Weissbücher. 1. Botschafter Henderson berichtet über Hitler, Goering, Ribbentrop. 2. Die Wahrheit über die Deutschen Konzentrationslager in amtlichen Dokumenten Endgültiger Bericht von Sir Nevile Henderson über die Umstände, die zur Beendigung seiner Mission in Berlin führten : 20. Sept. 1939. Dokumente über die Behandlung deutscher Staatsangehöriger in Deutschland 1938-39 Lincolns-Prager London: His Majesty's Stationary Office, 1940. First edition. Softcover. g+ to vg. Quarto. 34,5 x 15.5 cm, 34 pp. & 44pp. Original stapled tan wraps with black lettering on cover. Publisher's device on title pages. 1. Final report by ambassador Sir Nevile Henderson, G.C.M.G., on the circumstances that led to the end of his mission in Berlin, September 20, 1939. The report covers the period of Henderson's tenure leading up to the invasion of Poland and the subsequent departure of the French and British ambassadors on September 4th. In his report Henderson explicitly mentions the positive aspects of the Hitler regime, e.g. invigorating the self respect of the Germans after the defeat in 1918, the reestablished discipline in Germany and the unification of the larger Germany not without pointing to the dark side of Hitler operations, his contempt for personal freedom of thought, word or the dead which represent the ideals of the developed democracy. The report is structured to include 85 numbered entries with Henderson's explicit apology for not being able to deliver a coherent report in view of the rapid and tumultuous development of events leading up to W.W.II. 2. Documents on the Treatment of German Citizens in Germany 1938-1939 released by the British government in view of the attitude displayed by the German government after the breakout of W.W.II. The purpose was to allow the general public to form an educated opinion about the treatment of German Citizens in Germany. The documents include correspondence of ambassador Henderson with Viscount Halifax, General Consul Gainer with ambassador Henderson, correspondence of other consulate staff reporting to the British government, records received by the Foreign Office from a German charity organization on October 28, 1938, and the testimony of a former inmate of the concentration camp Buchenwald on February 18, 1939. These documents draw a frightening view of the state of affairs in Germany and its concentration camps. Text in German. Moderate wear along edges of wrapper, minor chips, light soiling and foxing stains to cover, light creasing at upper and lower right corners throughout. Cover and block yellow age toned. tear to lower edge to spine ca. 5 cm., several pages with some foxing stains

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      Hutchinson and Company ., London 1939 - Paper-covered boards with images from the movie in color. Front endpapers have been replaced. Edges are lightly worn, corners and spine extremities chipped. Internally clean. Eight color stills from the M-G-M film. Of the color plates, four are from the motion picture, the remaining four are publicity pictures with the characters in costume. Other illustrations throughout the book are line drawings by W.W. DENSLOW, seven of which are full-page, as well as chapter heads and tail pieces. This is the rare British motion picture edition issued just prior to the release of the movie in England. No similar edition with color stills was published in the United States. 208pp. Size: Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Very Fine Official War Photograph signed on the image by Gort and Pownall, (1886-1946, Commander-in-Chief of the British Expeditionary Force, 1939-1940) and Sir Henry Royds POWNALL, (1887-1961, Gort's Chief of Staff)

      1939 - showing Churchill seated leaning back in an arm chair near the fireplace, cigar in hand, and next to the wireless, in serious discussion with Lord GORT, who is standing but leaning forward towards him, while Sir Henry Royds POWNALL, fills his pipe at one side, who are both in uniform, a naval officer is shown reflected in the ornate mirror over the fire, flimsy on verso 'With the British Troops in France' and War Office stamp for release on 8th November, 10" x 12", B.E.F. General Headquarters, apparently in a French château, no date but 4th November former central vertical fold with almost imperceptible loss Churchill, of course, was still 1st Lord of the Admiralty. At this stage of the war, Germany's U-boats and destroyers were a far greater threat than her land forces - on 14th October the Royal Oak had been sunk in Scapa Flow. The B.E.F. was deployed on the French side of the Belgian frontier and involved in only occasional skirmishes with German troops. Churchill spent 2nd - 5th November in Paris in long talks, co-ordinating French and British policy, but made time to visit Gort for lunch on the 4th.

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        Changing New York

      E.P. Dutton & Co, New York 1939 - One of the great photographic tributes to New York-- and one of the great artistic achievements of the WPA. The 1939 stated 1st edtion of this Berenice Abbott triumph. A solid working copy. G+ only in its original blue cloth. Happily, all of the iconic black-and-white plates are crisp and clean and Near Fine. But many of the pages, which had been stuck together for years, were roughly separated from each other at the fore-edges, creating some inoffensive abrading and light staining. Still though, perfectly serviceable-- and presentable. Quarto, text by Elizabeth McCausland. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TEMPO - edizione italiana 1939-1942 CONSISTENTE PARTE DI TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO, Milano, Anonima Periodici italiani, 1939

      1939. SEI VOLUMI RILEGATI IN FINTA PELLE. foto sul sito 1939 (1 vollme) dal n. 1 del 1 giugno al n. 31 del 28 dicembre. 1940 (2 volumi) dal n. 32 del 4 genn al n. 83 del 25 dicembe 1941 (2 volumi) dal n. 84 del 2 genn al n.134 del 25 dicembe 1942 (1 volume)del n.164 del 16 lug al n. 187 del 31 dicembre. 26 x 35, br., bs., pp. 50 circa per fascicolo. Direttore Alberto Mondadori, redattore capo Carlo Bernari. Il famoso periodico (nato sul modello dell'americano LIFE) ha le copertine che riproducono foto di guerra, ma all'interno ci sono, oltre a numerosi riferimenti fotografici e di articoli sulla GUERRA, tantissimi articoli e saggi di valore letterario ed artistico. Citiamo tra i vari collaboratori: ZAVATTINI (serie di raccontini in quasi tutti i numeri), Malaparte, R. Carrieri, Barilli, Emanuelli, Romano Bilenchi, Vigorelli, Saba e tanti altri. Poi BRUNO MUNARI con "Fantasia Materia prima" ed altri articoli. Assai preziosi e di rilievo i contributi di alcuni illustratori, BOCCASILE, LEPORINI, ALBERTARELLI ed altri. Questa testata meriterebbe uno studio analitico ed approfondito perchè non và considerato solo un periodico di guerra, ma invece una grande rivista di cultura che ha attraversato un periodo assai delicato e tormentato della storia italiana e mondiale. La raccolta è offerta cosi' com'è

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        The Arsenal Stadium Mystery

      UK: George G Harrap, 1939. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. The Arsenal Stadium Mystery by Leonard R Gribble First Edition George G Harrap 1939. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning. Covers completely unmarked and unfaded in original dust jacket correctly priced 7/6.

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      First edition, first printing. Publisher's original orange cloth with black titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding clean, square and bright, the contents lightly spotted to the text block edge otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Dated 1939 to the copyright page. Complete with the genuinely very good or better rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which remains very clean and bright with a little fading of the red lettering on the spine and a couple of short closed tears. The correct first issue price of 7s 6d net is present to the front flap, as called for. A very attractive example in entirely original condition. Scarce thus.Published in the US (one month later) and UK subsequently as "And Then There Were None". Considered by many to be Agatha Christie's finest and indisputably with over 100 million copies sold, one of the world's best-selling mystery novels.

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        NEW MASSES

      New York, 1939. A complete year, in fifty-two issues. Large quarto. Printed and pictorial self- wrappers. Illustrated. Usual uniform tanning, some occasional heavy dust-darkening and spotting at edges of scattered issues, some issues show old damp at extreme upper forecorner, but generally in good to very good order. Edited by Michael Gold, et al. The successor to THE MASSES and THE LIBERATOR, published monthly from May 1926 through 1933, and thereafter weekly until 12 January 1948. In its earliest volumes, both in content and appearance, the traditions of its predecessors remained strong, but by the mid- thirties, CP USA interests began to hold sway over imagination and artistry. Hemingway's "On the American Dead in Spain" appears in the 14 February issue (Hanneman C313), and other contributors include Hughes, Bessie, Wright, Caldwell, Ellison, Lawson, Coates, R. McKenney, Spivak, Sheean, Groper, et al, discussion of issues surrounding the WPA, and much else. GOLDWATER 181. HOFFMAN, et al, p.281.

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        La dame Ovale

      1939 - non paginé 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Fall of the Russian Monarchy

      London - Jonathan Cape 1939 - A detailed history of the Russian revolution and the fall of the Romanovs. First edition, second impression. Illustrated, withsixteenphotographicplatesand six plans/maps. Count R. L Sangorski was a prominent art collector famous for contributing to the John Marriot collection of Chinese Art. These works are listed on a receipt for binding issued to him in the 1980s, found with the sale of his collection. Bound in the 1980's after Asprey's acquisition of Zaehnsdorf bindery, who merged it with their previous acquisition of Sangorski and Sutcliff. This binding islikelyto be Zaehnsdorf bindings, under the name of Asprey. Written by Sir Bernard Pares, an English historian and academic known for his work on Russia. This text follows the fascinating history of the Romanovfamily and their fall as monarchs of Russia. It focuses onNicholas II of Russia's reign from his accession in 1894 until his forced abdicationin 1917. Three is alsogreat focus on the mysterious character Grigori Rasputin. Condition: In a Zaehnsdorf for Asprey crushed morocco binding. Externally, lovely condition with just some very minor shelfwear to the head and tail of the joints. Asprey and Co Ltd gilt stamp to the front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Overall: FINE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        El Pozo - Primera Edición

      Signo Ediciones, Montevoideo 1939 - Desprendimiento de la tapa posterior. Daños en el lomo. Roces y fatigas en el encuadernado. Suciedad en sus tapas.Texto íntegro. For major safety in your decision of purchase, we send (free of charge) a video demonstration of the conservation status of the book. Pour une plus grande sécurité dans votre décision d'achat, nous envoyons (sur demande et gratuitement) un vidéo de démonstration de l'état de conservation du livre. Para mayor seguridad en su decisión de compra, le enviamos (a solicitud y sin cargo) un video de demostración del estado de conservación del ejemplar. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Eduardo Martínez Moreira]
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