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

      London: J. M. Dent, 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).. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Augustus John.

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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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        Friendship

      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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        Skylark

      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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        THE CHERRY STREET HOUSE By ELEANOR W.NOLEN 1939COLORED!

      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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        NO WIND OF BLAME

      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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        Ten Little Niggers

      Collins / The Crime Club 1939 - First edition, first printing, second state with no date listed on copyright page. Very Good with light lean to spine, a bit of dust soiling, fading to cloth corresponding to jacket chips, and bumping to page corners. In a Very Good dust jacket with front flap clipped at bottom corner and publisher's price of 4'- net printed left of the clip (assumed second issue); edge wear with chipping heavier at spine ends, rubbing to folds, faint pencil markings to front panel and fading to spine. A controversial title to say the least, published in America and filmed as And then There Were None. This book remains one of Christie's best-selling novels, as well as the world's best-selling mystery book and one of the best-selling books of all time. It is widely considered the author's masterpiece. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Flying Colours.

      Little, Brown and Company,, Boston: 1939 - Near fine book in a near fine dust jacket, neatly price-clipped with a few tiny nicks at spine ends. The third Hornblower novel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dokumente Reden Berichte u. Aufsätze zur Geschichte der Gegenwart

      Sehr seltene und 10 Hefte umfassende Chronik des Zeitgeschehens von August 1939 bis April 1940. Hefte 1-9 komplett plus Sonderheft 1 "Die Plutokraten Englands/Frankreichs und der USA als Kriegshetzer".enthalten sind zahllose Reden, Mitteilungen, Tagesbefehle, Erlässe und Berichte von namenhaften Parteigrößen (u.a. Hitler, Hess, Göbbels, Göring, Ley). Hefte im Format A4, teilweise etwas berieben.Heft 9 am Rücken beschabt...sonst gut erhalten. Selten!!!

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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!

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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.

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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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        MEN AROUND THE PRESIDENT

      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.

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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)

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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]

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

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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.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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        Finnegans Wake

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

      [Bookseller: Yushodo Co., Ltd.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Cotswold Internet Books]
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        ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION 8/39-1st PUBLISHED HEINLEN STORY-L RON HUBBARD-fn/vf

      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

      [Bookseller: DTA Collectibles]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Ashtonrarebooks]
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        THE WEB AND THE ROCK

      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 .

      [Bookseller: Gravelly Run Antiquarians]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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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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