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2020-06-18 20:31:16
ZWEIG Lotte (ZWEIG Stefan)
Bath 27 octobre 1939, 18,1x22,8cm, une carte. - Bath 27 octobre 1939, 18,1x22,8cm, une carte. - Von Lotte Zweig signierter Handschriftliche Widmungbrief an Renée Chaine, Begleiterin des Pianisten Alfred Cortot, eine Seite in schwarzer Tinte. Lotte Zweig, frisch verheiratet mit Stefan Zweig, der seine erste Frau Friderike verlassen hatte, berichtet Renée Chaine, Begleiterin eines großen Freundes ihres Mannes Alfred Cortot, über ihr Leben auf dem englischen Land. Die Beziehungen zwischen Zweig und Cortot, dem bekannten Pianisten und Spezialisten für Chopin, werden von Biographen kaum erwähnt - die Korrespondenz zwischen den beiden Paaren und ihre zahlreichen Treffen in ganz Europa zeugen jedoch von der starken Bindung, die sie verband. Zweig, der eine Biographie des Komponisten schreiben wollte, hatte ebenfalls erklärt: "Wenn Cortots Hände nicht mehr existieren, wird Chopin ein zweites Mal sterben. Er ist der einzige, der Zärtlichkeit in Größe ausdrücken kann." Cortot seinerseits schätzte Zweig ebenfalls sehr: "Die Tage, an denen wir einen Zweig treffen, sollen im Leben von Wesen, die Respekt vor Ideen oder Neugier auf Intelligenz haben, mit einem weißen Stein markiert werden." "(Schreiben vom 13. Oktober 1937). Stefan Zweig verließ Deutschland endgültig im Jahr 1934 und zog mit seiner neuen Frau Lotte nach England: "Zweigs neue Existenz scheint, abgesehen von einigen Details, ihre frühere Existenz identisch zu reproduzieren. Wenn der Standort Bath verführte ihn sofort, weil es ihn unwiderstehlich an Salzburg und seine Umgebung erinnerte. Ebenso befindet sich das Haus, in das … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet [Paris, France]
2020-06-18 19:06:45
BURROUGHS, Edgar Rice
Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc, Tarzana, 1939. First edition. Fine in a slightly spine-faded, near fine dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author to a noted collector. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [Gloucester City, NJ, U.S.A.]
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2020-06-18 18:24:19
H.P. Lovecraft
Arkham house, 1939. Wonderful condition for a book, letter, and envelope from 1937. Please see photographs as they are part of the item description. The Letter has slight wispy smudges on a few words - does not hinder the legibility of the words or letter. Book has some darkening on inside of covers and some water staining on the bottom inside of the dust cover. the dust cover also has some edge wear as should be expected. The book binding is in great shape and the actual pages of the book are immaculate. The water stain shown on dust cover does not affect the actual book, it is only on the dust cover. The Outsider and Others - H.P. Lovecraft - Collectors Lot Rare and very collectible H.P. Lovecraft Lot including "The Outsider and Others" Book, a handwritten letter and the original envelope in which the letter was mailed. THE BOOK Hardcover first edition of the H.P. Lovecraft desirable horror classic "The Outsider and Others" published in 1939 by Arkham House. This book comes with the original dust jacket. The book is in very good condition and is a great find for any Lovecraft collector. Please review condition description and photographs (as they are part of the item description) THE LETTER The letter is from H.P. Lovecraft to an 18 years old Charles Hornig (see below) - The young editor of Wonder Stories Magazine. The letter was inside the book and may be Mr. Hornig's Copy of "The Outsider and Others" - however there is no way to prove this. The letter content includes some critical review of a few fantasy/horror stories and also discusses his travels to Chattanooga, … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Mountain Legacy Goods (fulfillment-processing) [Jonesborough, Tennessee, United States]
2020-06-18 18:20:41
KEELER, Harry Stephen
E.P. Dutton, New York, 1939. First edition. A small stain on the foredge, else very near fine in about very good dustwrapper with small chips, moderate tears, and one flap professionally and internally reinforced. Scarce title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [Gloucester City, NJ, U.S.A.]
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2020-06-18 18:05:44
JOYCE, James
Faber, 1939. First edition. Original maroon cloth in maroon dustwrapper. A fine copy with light foxing to the endpapers in a lovely near fine (price clipped) dustwrapper, that just has minor closed tears internally reinforced, but does not suffer from the chipping and lengthy tears that is common with this title. Initially titled Work in Progress, Finnegans Wake took Joyce sixteen years to write and is in many respects his most substantial and complex work. "The Wake reminds me of the unfinished obelisk which lies on its side at Assuan, yet it has passages of unearthly beauty (particularly the last page) and huge comic scenes." Connolly [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books [Henley on Thames, OXON, United Kingdom]
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2020-06-18 18:05:44
JOYCE, James
Faber, 1939. First edition. Original maroon cloth with gilt titles to the spine in maroon dustwrapper lettered in yellow. With the author's 16pp errata booklet "Corrections of Misprints in Finnegans Wake" (Faber, 1945) "for distribution to purchasers of Finnegans Wake". A fine copy, in a superb fine dustwrapper which has the most minuscule edge wear, but is a crisp and clean copy of a dustwrapper prone to large chips and tears. Initially titled Work in Progress, Finnegans Wake took Joyce sixteen years to write and is in many respects his most substantial and complex work. "The Wake reminds me of the unfinished obelisk which lies on its side at Assuan, yet it has passages of unearthly beauty (particularly the last page) and huge comic scenes." Connolly. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books [Henley on Thames, OXON, United Kingdom]
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2020-06-18 18:02:35
GLADKIY, S.V. and Yu.K. DVORZHITSKIY (editors)].
Association of former Russian naval officers in America, New York, 1939. The Russian Navy and the Americas: a scarce, illustrated emigre publication, limited to 500 copies, with maps featuring the Arctic and the North-West passage. 'Very rare' (Savine). The compendium is divided into two parts, each comprising thematic articles written by different Navy officers and commanders. The first part is an overview of the history and achievements of the Russian Navy from the times of Peter the Great up until the first post-revolution year. It focuses especially on discoveries of the Arctic and the North Pacific, with folding maps. The second part is dedicated solely to the Association of former Russian naval officers in America, which was established in New York in May 1923 by a group of 90 senior officers of the Russian Navy. The book features valuable contemporary materials, including official documents, orders, service lists and biographies. Provenance: Russian Church library at 650 Micheltorena Street, LA (scattered ink stamps). Large 8vo (23 x 17 cm). 356 pp., 15 illustrations in text, incl. 8 tipped-in, some full-page, with 3 folding maps and 2 plans; errata leaf with marginal tears, 2 folding maps with closed tears to folds. Publisher's illustrated wrappers; rubbed, edges and hinges chipped. PublisherÂ’s illustrated wrappers [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: PY Rare Books [London, United Kingdom]
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2020-06-18 17:58:36
Margaret Mitchell
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1939. First edition thus. Hardcover book bound in the publisher's original cloth with color illustration of "The Flight to Tara" affixed to the front cover. 24 cm. 391 pp. This rare iteration is billed as a "Motion Picture Edition", but contains no cast list or interior illustrations. It does, however, contain the rare watercolor illustration titled "The Flight to Tara" attached to the front cover. In very good condition. Small PO name penned to the front fixed end page. Moderate wear/chipping/fraying to the cover extremities. Rare (no other copies in commerce as of 6/2020). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Joseph Niforos, Bookseller [Palm Harbor, FL, U.S.A.]
2020-06-18 17:53:34
LAMON Robert S. - SHIPTON Geoffrey M. - LOUD Gordon
1939. Very rare complete set, 2 volumes in 3 parts. Oriental Institute Publications 42 & 62. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1939-1948. First edition. In-4. cloth. Vol. I: xxxvii & 235 pages, 116 plates. Vol. II-1: xxi & 199 pages, about 50 plates. Vol. II-2: x & 4 pages, 290 Plates. Ex-library with markings, otherwise a very good set. Language: English. THIS BOOK SHIPS FROM EUROPE, SHIPPING COSTS WILL BE UPDATED ACCORDINGLY (BPF). Relevant subjects: Levant.
Bookseller: Meretseger Books [France]
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2020-06-18 17:42:07
MANSFIELD, Katherine
The Verona Press, 1939. First edition of this collection. Number 506 of 1200 copies printed at the Officina Bodoni after a design by Hans Mardersteig. Original green patterned linen covered boards with red title label, in grey dustwrapper printed in green, complete with numbered card slipcase. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper, with a small scratch to the spine, in a very good slipcase with some edge wear. A superb copy. Illustrated with sixteen original colour lithographs by Marie Laurencin. The first edition of this collection, its contents differing from those of the collection of the same name published in 1922. The publisher's note states that, "This special limited edition aims at presenting in one volume the best stories written by Katherine Mansfield at every stage in her career". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books [Henley on Thames, OXON, United Kingdom]
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2020-06-18 17:41:22
Seuss, Dr.
NY, 1939 Published by RANDOM HOUSE Edition: FIRST PRINTING Binding: HARD BACK SALMON COLOR Jacket: DJ GOOD Size: 7 X 10 UNPAGINATED Pages Overall Condition is: GOOD FIRST EDITION FIRST PRINTING (1)... BOOK WITH DJ, CARDSTOCK DISPLAY POSTER APP 24 INCHES SQUARE, 3...COLOR BOOKMARK has general wear, top corners are faded, endpages near spine age toned, else, very good binding, clean body and unmarked text. Dust jacket has clear plastic Mylar protective cover, however, torn at top spine, a couple soil spots, top edge has few closed tears, and lightly worn extremities.SIZE 7 X 10 INCHES Pink cloth with the Godiva coat of arms printed in brown on the front cover . seven naked ladies riding a horse. Dr. Seuss sets the record straight on what really happened in eleventh- century Coventry: there was no one Lady Godiva, but seven sisters, all equally bare, and not one Peeping Tom but seven. [2]... CARDSTOCK POSTER.. EXTREMELY RARE STORE DISPLAY POSTER in true bright colorful TYPICAL SEUSS, TRADEMARK STYLE SIZE 23.5 X 24 INCHES of Dr. Seuss's, The Seven Lady Godivas, the True Facts Concerning History's Barest Family. The display poster is pasted to cardboard, purposely cut about 1.5 from left and right edge (21 across) with a 1/4 vertical cut. Appears to be manufactured cuts in order to display in store. There is a 4 vertical seperation in one of the folds. Poster shows one woman's curves of her buttocks, and all 7 women's bare breasts showing, as well as facial expressions, all in traditional Seuss style. Also, this is an adult entertainment book. [3]... Last but not least, there is … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop (princetn) [Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States]
2020-06-18 17:00:27
Condition: Bon état. A9 1939 RARE 1200 exemplaires (cf Wilmet) BON ETAT/TRES BON ETAT Les plats,les bords et les coins sont en très bon état Le dos a été refait Les jointures des pages de garde ont été réparées Les pages de lecture sont en très bon état Les hors textes sont magnifiques.
Bookseller: jimmy84tarot [Vedène, France]
2020-06-18 15:53:23
PEAKE, Mervyn
Country Life, 1939. First edition. 4to. Original cloth backed paper covered boards, illustrated in colour by Peake. In the original pictorial dustwrapper with illustrations mirroring those of the boards. With a large detailed pencil drawing by Peake of Slaughterboard on the front endpaper, and inscribed by Peake's father (Doc) to Peake's mother (Elizabeth). Further signed by Peake and dated 1940. A near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper which has chips from head and tail of the spine, internally reinforced, and a couple of short closed tears. A generally well preserved copy of a very uncommon book. Dustwrapper and boards illustrated in colour by Peake, with line drawings throughout. Peake's first book was published in October 1939. On 3 October, Peake, having heard that his mother had had a stroke, went to his parents' Sussex house, from where he wrote to his friend Gordon Smith, "I am writing to tell you about Mother, who I am afraid has not long to live now, Maeve [Peake's wife] came up from Stratford and she and I are now with Doc. down here." (Gordon Smith - Mervyn Peake A Personal Memoir). Peake's mother died on the 8th of October. It is possible that Peake took down a copy of his just printed first book to show his parents, which was to become this poignant presentation copy from father and son. The literary press were not receptive to the book: "quite unsuitable for sensitive children" (Punch) and sales of the book were slow. The publisher's were advertising remaindered copies for 2/6 less than a year later, shortly after which all remaining copies were destroyed … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books [Henley on Thames, OXON, United Kingdom]
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2020-06-18 15:52:35
Reichsarchiv (Bearb.)
Berlin, Mittler Verlag, 1925 ?, 1939. "Vollständiges Werk in 12 Bänden sowie der Sonderband ?Das deutsche Feldeisenbahnwesen I?. Insgesamt somit 13 Bände. Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf farbigen Rückenschildern; Buchdeckel in mehrfarbigen Marmorbezügen und mit Lederecken. Die Lederrücken der Bände farblich variierend (so seinerzeit ausgeliefert). Die variierenden Lederfarben sind ein besonderes Merkmal dieser Halbleder-Ausgabe." "Umfassendes Quellen- und Dokumentationswerk zur Militär- und Schlachtengeschichte des Ersten Weltkrieges unter Einbeziehung aller Kriegsschauplätze. Mit zahlreichen großformatigen, farbigen, mehrfach gefalteten Karten sowie zahlreichen Schlachtenskizzen. Insgesamt liegen den Bänden 350 (!) Karten und Skizzen separat bei. Die Anzahl der Karten ist bei zwei Bände (1 u. 11) auf den Titelseiten nicht korrekt wiedergegeben (die korrekte Zahl findet sich im Kartenverzeichnis des jeweiligen Bandes): Bei Band 1 beträgt die korrekte Anzahl der Karten 7 (und nicht 12), bei Band 11 beträgt sie 35 (und nicht 37). Alle Bände ferner mit Kriegsgliederungen (Truppenübersichten), Quellenverzeichnis, Personenverzeichnis sowie Truppenverzeichnis. Karten, Skizzen und Anlagen wurden auf Vollständigkeit geprüft und korrekt geordnet. Gliederung: Bd. 1: Die Grenzschlachten im Westen. Mit zahleichen Textskizzen und 7 Karten im Anhang; XVI, 719 S. Bd. 2: Die Befreiung Ostpreußens. Mit 14 Karten und 11 Skizzen; XIV, 390 S. Bd. 3: Der Marne-Feldzug. Von der Sambre zur Marne. Mit 7 Karten und 11 Skizzen; XI, 427 S. Bd. 4: Der Marne-Feldzug. Die Sch … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Das Konversations-Lexikon [Garding, Germany]
2020-06-18 13:49:52
James Joyce
London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1939. The outside paper dust jacket cover is torn. The book itself is in great condition. An original 1939 copy. Included is a review of a Dutch newspaper (De Tijd) from 1939. It is printed on special thick paper and some cut open with a knife. Some pages have not been opened yet, meaning some pages have not been read. A very special copy of the famous James Joyce book. It took him17 years to write the book and the people were supposed to read and understand it during their life. The owner did not finish it since some pages still have to be opened. [Attributes: First Edition; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: alwijng0 [Amsterdam, Netherlands]
2020-06-18 13:33:56
ZWEIG Lotte (ZWEIG Stefan)
Bath 24 juillet 1939, 13,7x17,7cm, une carte. - Bath 24 juillet 1939, 13,7x17,7cm, une carte. - Von Lotte Zweig signierter Handschriftliche Widmungbrief an Renée Chaine, Partnerin des Pianisten Alfred Cortot, eine Seite in lila Tinte auf einem Briefkopf "Rosmount Lycombe Hill, Bath". Lotte Zweig, frisch verheiratet mit Stefan Zweig, der seine erste Frau Friderike verlassen hatte, berichtet Renée Chaine, Begleiterin eines großartigen Freundes ihres Freundes Alfred Cortot, über ihr Leben auf dem englischen Land. Die Beziehungen zwischen Zweig und Cortot, dem bekannten Pianisten und Spezialisten für Chopin, werden von Biographen kaum erwähnt - die Korrespondenz zwischen den beiden Paaren und ihre zahlreichen Treffen in ganz Europa zeugen jedoch von der starken Bindung, die sie verband. Zweig, der eine Biographie des Komponisten schreiben wollte, hatte ebenfalls erklärt: "Wenn Cortots Hände nicht mehr existieren, wird Chopin ein zweites Mal sterben. Er ist der einzige, der Zärtlichkeit in Größe ausdrücken kann." Cortot seinerseits schätzte Zweig ebenfalls sehr: "Die Tage, an denen wir einen Zweig treffen, sollen im Leben von Wesen, die Respekt vor Ideen oder Neugier auf Intelligenz haben, mit einem weißen Stein markiert werden." "(Schreiben vom 13. Oktober 1937). Stefan Zweig verließ Deutschland endgültig im Jahr 1934 und zog mit seiner neuen Frau Lotte nach England: "Zweigs neue Existenz scheint mit einigen Details seine frühere Existenz identisch zu reproduzieren. Wenn der Standort Bath verführte ihn sofort, weil es ihn unwiderstehlich an Salzburg und seine Umgebung erinnert. … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet [Paris, France]
2020-06-18 11:37:08
ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPERY
PARIS: 1939. Antoine de SAINT-EXUPERY. Manuscrit autographe (brouillon) avec 3 dessins, [Sur la télévision, vers 1939]; 5 pages in-4 ornées de 3 croquis à l'encre. Intéressant manuscrit sur l'avenir de la télévision. [C'est à partir du début de 1937 que les premières émissions de télévision furent diffusées tous les soirs, de 20 h à 20 h 30. La France ne compte alors qu'une centaine de postes privés. Les programmes se composent de variétés, d'interviews, d'actualités cinématographiques, de courts métrages et de documentaires.] Il est remarquable de voir Antoine de Saint-Exupéry s'intéresser à ce nouveau média, pressentir son développement futur et réfléchir avec une prescience étonnante à la question de son financement.D'emblée, l'écrivain pointe le coeur du problème: «Le progrès de la télévision est freiné par le problème du financement des émis­sions. La publicité, qui suffit en effet à couvrir les frais des émissions radiophoniques ne peut financer que des programmes de télévision relativement modestes». Dans ces conditions, plusieurs solutions se présentent, comme instaurer une redevance sur la vente des postes de réception. Mais, «outre qu'il est impossible de contraindre un fabricant de postes de réception à se soumettre à cet impôt, il demeure que de telles recettes, d'une part seraient rapidement taries, et que d'autre part le partage de ces recettes entre les diverses sortes d'émissions présenterait des difficultés inextricables puisqu'il devrait se faire en proportion de leurs frais». Il imagine alors le moyen de remédier à ce problème: «La solution idéale exigera … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: auteur1917 [Tours, France]
2020-06-16 07:16:06
Berkeley, Anthony
Doubleday, Doran & Company for The Crime Club, New York, 1939. First American edition. Owner's small bookplate on front pastedown, binders glue offsetting on endpapers and pastedowns, very good in an about very good foxed and edgeworn dustwrapper with internal tape repair on chipped top spine end. A mystery novel, especially scarce in jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [Gloucester City, NJ, U.S.A.]
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2020-06-16 07:00:10
Yeivin, Yehoshua Heschel (ed.)
Geneva [Tel Aviv]: [Hotsaat Keren Tel-Hai ve-Shilton Betar], 1939. First edition. Hardcover. g- to vg-. Quarto. [3] 106pp. (single-sided leaves) + photo-illustrated plates. Soft tan cloth boards. This extremely scarce work is a compilation of writings, essays, tributes, poems and articles on executed Irgun member Shlomo Ben-Yosef (1913-1938), who has been seen as a martyr by the Revisionist Zionist community. Interleaved throughout are unpaginated double-sided plates containing b/w photographic reproductions. It was used as effective propaganda for the Beitar movement and other like-minded Revisionist Zionist groups. Although the publication of this work is attributed to Geneva, it is believed that this was an early copy of the work purposely misattributed to the protect the Beitar organization from legal and criminal prosecution from British authorities, and it was in fact printed in Palestine (Tel Aviv). Additionally there is no publisher identified in the book. Ben-Yosef, was a Ukrainian-born member of the Betar movement, who in 1937 emigrated to Palestine and joined the Irgun. On April 21st, 1938 he was one of three Betar members who participated in the infamous failed attack on a bus of Arab civilians traveling on the Tiberias-Rosh Pina road. The attack was in revenge for the recent March 28, 1938 ambush of the car of ten Jews, by Arabs, on the Acre-Safed, resulting in the death of six. Soon after this attempted attack the participants were discovered nearby and in possession of weapons, by British authorities. Ultimately Ben-Yosef was sentenced to death by hanging … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller [United States]
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2020-06-16 03:44:02
Goldsmith, Martin M
Macaulay, 1939. First Edition. Association copy, INSCRIBED by the author in the year and month of publication to fellow screenwriter Walter C. Roberts: "January 3rd 1939 / To Walter C. Roberts / In friendship and as a belated Xmas gift. / Your friend / Martin M. Goldsmith." With the front panel and front flap of the excessively rare dust jacket tipped onto the rear endpapers, presumably by Roberts, and Roberts' bookplate and holograph ink name and Paramount Pictures address noted on the front pastedown. Walter C. Roberts was a dialogue director for Paramount beginning in the 1930s, working mostly uncredited on Westerns and war movies, his most important known credit being his work on the revisionist Western "Warlock" in 1959. One of the rarest film noir source books, and among the earliest inscriptions we have ever encountered, having only seen one other dated in the month of publication. Basis for Edgar Ulmer's cornerstone film noir, for which Goldsmith also wrote the screenplay (practically unheard of at the time), some 6 years after this copy was inscribed. Very Good plus overall lacking the dust jacket (apart from its owner's appropriation noted above). The book was issued with both a smooth and rough cloth, the boards of this copy are roughly split evenly between the two, likely a production error where the smooth finish was not completely applied. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: vanburenantiques [Baltimore, Maryland, United States]
2020-06-15 16:37:23
SÖDERSTROM, Jan Georg Karl.
A. Sparrman's ethnographical collection from James Cook's 2nd expedition (1772-1775).Stockholm, Aktiebolaget Thule, 1939. 4to (29 x 22.5 cm). With 24 full-page numbered collotype plates, reproducing photographs of artifacts, and a few line illustrations in the text. Original publisher's green textured cloth. 70 pp. A rare description of Sparrman's ethnographical collection, assembled during Cook's second voyage into the Pacific and now in the Museum of Ethnography, Sweden. The detailed descriptions of the objects are preceded by a biographical sketch and a résumé of Sparrman's narrative of the expedition. The illustrations show objects from New Zealand, the Tonga Islands, Tahiti, Tanna, New Caledonia and the Marquesas Islands.Anders Sparrman, a brilliant pupil of Linnaeus, sailed for the Cape of Good Hope in 1772. There he joined James Cook's expedition as assistant to the naturalists Johann Reinhold and Georg Forster.With library bookplate, stamps and labels. In very good condition. Binding with minor water damage along the fore-edge but otherwise very good. Beddie 4711.
Bookseller: ASHER RARE BOOKS [Utrecht, The Netherlands]
2020-06-15 16:29:15
Frankfurt, Klostermann, 1939. XVII, 399 S.; 3 Bl. Mit 206 Tafeln (davon 6 farbig) und 503 Textabbildungen. Fol. (35 x 26,5 cm). Halbschweinsleder der Zeit mit Rückentitel und Kopfgoldschnitt, zusammen in Leinwand-Kassette, Monumentales und schwergewichtiges Werk, enthält: Ernst Langlotz, Die Koren; Walter-Herwig Schuchhardt, Rundwerke außer den Koren. Reliefs; Hans Schrader, Giebel. Friesfragmente. - Schrader (1869-1948) machte sich in Berlin als klassischer Archäologe einen Namen und lehrte später in Österreich und schließlich bis zu seiner Emeritierung 1931 in Frankfurt. - Tadelloses Exemplar in hochwertigen, leider unsignierten Einbänden. Die Kassette an einer Ecke eingerissen und etwas angestaubt. [5 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Christian Strobel [Germany]
2020-06-15 13:46:06
Lawrence, T. E.; A. W. Lawrence (Editor)
London: Williams and Norgate LTD., 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/fine. 8vo.,pp. xii, [2], 291. Original buckram lettered in gilt. From the jacket flap, this book contains uncollected writings by Lawrence about the Middle East from his 1911 exploration and survey of Crusader Castles chiefly from a diary he kept. He studied, photographed and collected antiquities for the Museum at Oxford. The 129 illustrations are from these photographs. Further, the suppressed introductory chapter to The Seven Pillars of Wisdom is included. Dustjacket not priced clilpped, no chipping. O'Brien 221. Fine in Fine dustjacket. A very handsome copy. T. E. Lawrence, a.k.a. Lawrence of Arabia, (16 August 1888 19 May 1935) was a flamboyant British archaeologist, military officer, diplomat, and writer. He earned his reputation for his liaison role during the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War and his ability to write about his exploits and the Arab people. Seven Pillars of Wisdom, his famous literary work, is critically acclaimed as having been written with extraordinary skill, intellectual and artistic achievement. Winston Churchill calls Seven Pillars of Wisdom one of the greatest books ever written in the English language. As a narrative of war and adventure it is unsurpassable." Further, Churchill, in his hyperbolic style, believes that Lawrence would have led the Arabs all the way to Instable had the war not ended. Lawrence was tragically killed in a motorcycle crash at the age of 41.
Bookseller: Coconut Rose Rare Books and Manuscripts [United States]
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2020-06-15 12:28:20
france: Verve, vol. II, n° 5-6 : 1939. Paris. Tériade - Verve Édition - Édition originale en français. Complet avec toutes ses lithographies. Volume II. n° 5-6. La figure humaine. Comprend 14 lithographies originales : 4 de C.Guys, 1 de G.Braque, 1 de G.Rouault, 2 de Derain, 1 de F.Léger, 2 de Bonnard, 2 de Matisse, 1 de Klee. Couverture double de A.Maillol. Inscription au crayon L. Reigner sur la 3ème page Très bel exemplaire (infimes accrocs au cartonnage ) N'hésitez pas à nous ajouter dans vos vendeurs favoris, vous retrouverez régulièrement de nouveaux objets dans notre boutique. Si vous désirez connaître les frais de port pour l'étranger merci de nous contacter avant d'enchérir. Conditions générales de livraison :Le colis se prépare dés réception du paiement. L'expédition se fait dans un emballage sécurisé dans un délai maximum de 2 jours ouvrables. Les frais d'expédition comprennent l'emballage et l'envoi par mondial relay. Assurance à hauteur d'achat Si vous préférez un autre mode de livraison, merci de le préciser au moment de l'achat. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: troc153 [NICE, France]
2020-06-15 12:16:39
1939. Used book, original owner's name and year written on ffep, no missing pages, reproduction dust jacket. Alcoholics Anonymous 1st Edition, 1st Printing, April 1939 Works Publishing Company Works Publishing Company, New York, 1939, first printing April 1939, viii + [1] + 400 + [4] pages. Except for the original owner's name and year written on the front free end page (ffep),there is a no apparent writing in the book and there are no missing pages, the cover has general soiling, the spine ends are rolled with a tiny rub/tear on lower spine edge, the gilt lettering on the front cover is dull and about 90% present, the gilt lettering on the spine is rubbed and about 80% visible, the text pages are age-toned with foxed/stained stained text block (page edges) and reinforced rear hinge. There is residue on the bottom spine touching the gilt in Works Publishing. The four corners are rubbed through the cloth to the board (see photos). The first few pages have a slight pull at the lower edge but are still attached. There is an ex-libris label on the inner front cover. A reproduction dust jacket is included. PLEASE REVIEW THE PHOTOGRAPHS. A SOLID FIRST EDITION OF THE AA BIG BOOK. The Big Book got its nickname from its size. It was printed on thick paper and had wide margins. This was an attempt by Bill W to give the impression the purchaser was getting something for the hefty price, which was abnormally high in 1939. AA groups and member did get a one dollar discount from the retail price. This is the 1st printing of the AA Big Book of which there were only 4,650 to 4,670 copies p … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: un2436 [Middlefield, Ohio, United States]
2020-06-15 10:32:08
Nabokov, Vladimir
Paris: Gallimard, [1939]. First French edition of "Despair". Printed wrappers. Fine. 8vo. Advance review copy designated "S.P." with publisher's review sheet laid in. This copy is inscribed to the publisher of Gallimard: " A Jean Fayard avec sympathie sincere V. Nabokoff" (earlier variant of the author's surname, as employed by him in the 1930s). An unusual association copy. Nabokov only inscribed books to people he knew.
Bookseller: ralph sipper books [United States]
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2020-06-15 07:50:07
Robert L. May
New York: Montgomery & Ward, 1939. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer written by Robert L. May illustrated by Denver Gillen Montgomery & Ward, 1939 Second edition signed by Robert L. May in red on the title page. The book shows its age but is in overall great condition relative to other copies of this edition out there. A very faint ring is visible on the cover near Rudolph. There is also some very minor edge wear, bumping and creasing along the edges. See photos for further condition details. Please reach out with any questions you may have. Thanks! [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: turtle.box4086 [Brooklyn, New York, United States]
2020-06-15 06:32:11
Soviet
Moscow, State Publishing House for Cinematographical Literature, 1939. 7 Bl. Mit 65 (von 66) ganzseitigen Abbildungen nach Fotografien auf 34 Tafeln, Von Alexander Michailowitsch Rodtschenko (1891-1956) und Warwara Stepanowa (1894-1958) gestaltetes Fotojahrbuch für 1939 mit herausragenden Beipielen russischer Künstler- und auch Propagandafotografie, u. a. von M. Albert, I. Shagin, N. Kuleshov, Yu. Halip, M. Bernstein, N. Granovsky, M. Appelbaum, B. Ignatovich, A. Shterenberg, A. Rodchenko, S. Strunnikov, B. Kudoyarov, S. Alperin, S. Friedland, M. Prechner, M. Oshurkov, A. Skurikhin, A. Shayhet, G. Zelma, E. Ignatovich, D. Debabov, O. Ignatovich und anderen mehr. Viele dieser Fotos gehören heute zu den ikonenhaften Bildern der Stalin-Ära, wie etwas das Bild von Josef Stalin mit zwei tadschikischen Bäuerinnen auf dem Baumwollkongress (1936) oder ein Porträt des Piloten Valery Chkalov (1937), der Einband an Kanten und Ecken geringfügig berieben, die obere Ecke leicht angestoßen, die Innenfalze verstärkt, der Titel mit einem alten sowjetischen Bibliotheksstempel (ebenso ein Foto), der Buchblock mit einem kleinen Spalt nach dem Vorsatz Sprache: Deutsch 28,5 x 21,5 cm, braunes OKaliko mit gold- und blindgeprägtem Titel auf der Vorderdecke. Nach einem Entwurf von Alexander Michailowitsch Rodtschenko und Warwara Stepanowa. Moskau,
Bookseller: Antiquariat im Baldreit [Germany]
2020-06-15 03:38:01
1939. Sign Rare antique metal collectible measuring approximately 17 inches in diameter.
Bookseller: 21 East Gallery [Villa Park, IL, U.S.A.]
2020-06-15 02:32:58
Agatha Christie
United Kingdom: 1939. AGATHA CHRISTIE - HERCULE POIROT'S CHRISTMAS (published in the U.S. under the title "Murder for Christmas"), Published by Collins, copyright 1939, First Printing (states "Copyright 1939" at bottom on copyright page with no references to subsequent printings), lists to "Appointment With Death" on list of Christie books to left of title page, ad pages for the last 3 Christie books at rear of book, orange boards with black lettering to spine, correct 1st state DJ with generic review for Christie's writing on rear cover, price clipped (but a portion of the original 7s price is still visible CONFIRMING ITS A 1ST STATE DJ). A VERY DIFFICULT BOOK TO FIND IN ITS 1ST PRINT DUST JACKET (LATER PRINTINGS OF THIS BOOK WERE THE GREEN/YELLOW UNIFORM EDITION). Book has no creased page corners from prior reading, former owner's name on ffe otherwise no former ownership markings or used book store marks/stamps/stickers inside, clean endpapers - no tape staining or markings, no foxing to pages or endpapers, just a hint of foxing to top otuer page edge, slight dust soiling to outer page edges (no age darkening), no internal spine splits, no spine lean, tight white pages with sharp corners, no wear to board edges or corners, slight wear to spine tip corners, no spine sun fading, hint of handling soiling otherwise no stains or soiling to boards, no wear/loss to black spine lettering. Dust Jacket has been trimmed along bottom edge (a loose complete DJ has been laid in loose behind the original DJ inside the DJ protector to improve shelf appearance), bit of chipping at top of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: fbks68 [Anchorage, Alaska, United States]
2020-06-15 00:26:13
PATCHEN, Kenneth
Norfolk, CT: New Directions, 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Significant association copy of Patchen's second book, a substantial collection of poems dedicated to his wife Miriam. William "Bill" Shank was a fellow poet, printer, and like Patchen, a pacifist and conscientious objector to World War II. He was inducted into Civilian Public Service Camp No.46, in Big Flats, NY, in July 1944, and spent time in Camp Waldport (CPS Camp No.53) the following year. While there, he was instrumental in the formation of the Untide Press, which published the poetry of Patchen, Kenneth Rexroth, William Everson, Glen Coffield, Jacob Sloan, and others. MORGAN A2a. One of 800 copies. Octavo (24cm); publisher's burgundy cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; [ii],[8],9-181,[1]pp. Inscribed by Patchen on the front endpaper: "for Bill Shank - in friendship & with high faith in his future - Kenneth Patchen / July 17, 1945." Light wear to spine ends, with sunning to spine, and a gentle bump to lower left corner of rear cover; contents clean; Very Good+, lacking the dustjacket.
Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books [United States]
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2020-06-15 00:26:13
PATCHEN, Kenneth
New Directions, Norfolk, CT, 1939. Significant association copy of Patchen's second book, a substantial collection of poems dedicated to his wife Miriam. William "Bill" Shank was a fellow poet, printer, and like Patchen, a pacifist and conscientious objector to World War II. He was inducted into Civilian Public Service Camp No.46, in Big Flats, NY, in July 1944, and spent time in Camp Waldport (CPS Camp No.53) the following year. While there, he was instrumental in the formation of the Untide Press, which published the poetry of Patchen, Kenneth Rexroth, William Everson, Glen Coffield, Jacob Sloan, and others. MORGAN A2a. One of 800 copies. Octavo (24cm); publisher's burgundy cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; [ii],[8],9-181,[1]pp. Inscribed by Patchen on the front endpaper: "for Bill Shank - in friendship & with high faith in his future - Kenneth Patchen / July 17, 1945." Light wear to spine ends, with sunning to spine, and a gentle bump to lower left corner of rear cover; contents clean; Very Good+, lacking the dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA [Winchester, VA, U.S.A.]
2020-06-14 20:47:05
FOX. HOTEL POUR FEMMES - 1939Dir GREGORY RATOFFCast: ANN SOTHERNLINDA DARNELLJAMES ELLISONJEAN ROGERSLYNN BARIJUNE GALEBELGICA - -60x80-Cm.-26x36-In.POSTERMost are in excellent condition but may have normal wear such as edge wear or a slight hole. I try photograph any flaw but examining the photos closely is your best bet!Please see bigger picture for detailsLa mayorÌa est n en excelentes condiciones, pero puede tener desgaste del borde o algun agujero pequeÒo. Intento fotografiar cualquier defecto, pero el examen de las fotos de cerca es su mejor opciÛn!Por favor ver la foto en grande para m s detallesSHIPPING COSTS:Fold posters SPAIN 5Ä = $7- -Correo certificado EUROPE 15Ä = $20WORLDWIDE 20Ä = $25 posters on linensmall format $60big format $90All POSTERS GOES BY FEDEX.ITEMS PURCHASED CAN BE COMBINED TO SAVE ON SHIPPING Most are in excellent condition but may have normal wear such as edge wear or a slight hole. I try photograph any flaw but examining the photos closely is your best bet!Please see bigger picture for detailsLa mayorÌa est n en excelentes condiciones, pero puede tener desgaste del borde o algun agujero pequeÒo. Intento fotografiar cualquier defecto, pero el examen de las fotos de cerca es su mejor opciÛn!Por favor ver la foto en grande para m s detallesSHIPPING COSTS:Fold posters SPAIN 5Ä = $7- -Correo certificado EUROPE 15Ä = $20WORLDWIDE 20Ä = $25 posters on linensmall format $60big format $90All POSTERS GOES BY FEDEX.ITEMS PURCHASED CAN BE COMBINED TO SAVE ON SHIPPING
Bookseller: BENITO ORIGINAL MOVIE POSTER [SITGES, Spain]
2020-06-14 20:47:05
FOX. RETOUR DE CISCO KID, LE - 1939Dir HERBERT I. LEEDSCast: ANN BAXTERLIONA BARICESAR ROMEROHENRY HULLWAYNE RICHMONDFRANCIA - -120X160-Cm.-47X63-INCHESPOSTERMost are in excellent condition but may have normal wear such as edge wear or a slight hole. I try photograph any flaw but examining the photos closely is your best bet!Please see bigger picture for detailsLa mayorÌa est n en excelentes condiciones, pero puede tener desgaste del borde o algun agujero pequeÒo. Intento fotografiar cualquier defecto, pero el examen de las fotos de cerca es su mejor opciÛn!Por favor ver la foto en grande para m s detallesSHIPPING COSTS:Fold posters SPAIN 5Ä = $7- -Correo certificado EUROPE 15Ä = $20WORLDWIDE 20Ä = $25 posters on linensmall format $60big format $90All POSTERS GOES BY FEDEX.ITEMS PURCHASED CAN BE COMBINED TO SAVE ON SHIPPING Most are in excellent condition but may have normal wear such as edge wear or a slight hole. I try photograph any flaw but examining the photos closely is your best bet!Please see bigger picture for detailsLa mayorÌa est n en excelentes condiciones, pero puede tener desgaste del borde o algun agujero pequeÒo. Intento fotografiar cualquier defecto, pero el examen de las fotos de cerca es su mejor opciÛn!Por favor ver la foto en grande para m s detallesSHIPPING COSTS:Fold posters SPAIN 5Ä = $7- -Correo certificado EUROPE 15Ä = $20WORLDWIDE 20Ä = $25 posters on linensmall format $60big format $90All POSTERS GOES BY FEDEX.ITEMS PURCHASED CAN BE COMBINED TO SAVE ON SHIPPING
Bookseller: BENITO ORIGINAL MOVIE POSTER [SITGES, Spain]
2020-06-14 20:44:38
WOOLLEY, SIR LEONARD
Carnegie Corporation, New York, 1939-12-01. Hardcover. Good. Ex library, Liverpool Public Libraries imprint on back cover, small libraries stamp on a number of pages including drawings. Robust recyclable packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide
Bookseller: M. Godding Ltd. [United Kingdom]
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2020-06-14 20:25:17
SAINT EXUPERY, Antoine De
Reynel and Hitchcock, New York, 1939. A SIGNED Presentation copy to New York Socialite, BELLE LEVEY. 306pp, illus and bespoke later binding in blue and black, in gilt, blue clam-shell box. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Kernaghan Books PBFA [Liverpool, United Kingdom]
2020-06-14 20:25:17
Antoine de Saint Exupéry
Gallimard, Paris, 1939. In 8 broché, édition originale un des 130 exemplaires sur Lafuma Navarre. Légères rousseurs sur la tranche supérieure, petite tache sur le dernier plat sinon bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: La Basse Fontaine [VENCE, France]
2020-06-14 17:54:12
EDWARD ARDIZZONE British Pubs RARE
London: Cassell & Co, Ltd, 1939, 1939. First Edition, First Printing. Original grey boards printed in red and black. Small chip to head of spine. A Very Good+ copy. With 15 four-colour lithographic plates, including one double-page. First edition, sole impression. "Ardizonne's illustrations are generally concerned with contemporary life untouched by political, religious or ideological conflicts. His approach is not satiric or moralistic but autobiographical, and his drawings are representational and humourous and demonstrate his affection for people" (The Dictionary of 20th Century British Book Illustrators). The Ardizzone illustrations, printed at the Curwen Press in stunning chromolithography,retain their vitality. Among the named pubs illustrated are the Spread Eagle in Thame, the Warrington in Maida Vale, the Red Lion at Barnes, the Goat just off Bond Street.The text, together with the Glossary of Terms commonly used in connection with the London Pubs, remain a wonderful insight and are added to by the wonderful Ardizzone lithos. Famous for its 15 colour lithographs by Edward Ardizzone, this is a very rare book and a beautifully illustrated 'guide' to pubs. A very rare title to find in any collectable condition and a key Ardizzone title. The book's scarcity has long been anecdotally attributed within the book trade to the bomb damage inflicted on Cassell's premises during the Blitz. Whether this is true or not, it remains a scarce book, especially in this condition. The two flaps from the VERY RARE dust jacket are loosley laid in. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: biblioman5 [Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States]
2020-06-14 17:54:12
BRONTË, Emily) FREEDMAN, Barnett.
1939. 16 colour lithograph designs for the Heritage Edition of the novel, numbered 1-16 in pencil. Titled in ms. only, on verso of leading f.e.p., in red ink. Bound in marbled boards with red leather spine, lettered in gilt; hinges worn. This is a set of the artist's proofs, bound for presentation. With inscription on leading f.e.p., 'For Dorothy & John Woods, Barnett Freedman, 1944'. The '5 workings' refers to the number of times each image is printed, to give the five different colours. Barnett Freedman, 1901-1958, born in Stepney, East London, to Russian Jewish emigré parents, was a painter, illustrator, typographer, and lithographer. He was very highly regarded, with his illustrations to War and Peace and Anna Karenina for the Limited Editions Club, being considered among the finest of his works. These illustrations, also very fine examples, were published in the Heritage Edition in 1941. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Jarndyce, The 19th Century Booksellers [London, United Kingdom]
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2020-06-14 14:49:08
Margaret Mitchell
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1939. First edition thus. Hardcover book bound in the publisher's original cloth with color illustration of "The Flight to Tara" affixed to the front cover. 24 cm. 391 pp. This rare iteration is billed as a "Motion Picture Edition", but contains no cast list or interior illustrations. It does, however, contain the rare watercolor illustration titled "The Flight to Tara" attached to the front cover. In very good condition. Small PO name penned to the front fixed end page. Moderate wear/chipping/fraying to the cover extremities. Rare (no other copies in commerce as of 6/2020). Item #639.
Bookseller: Vintage Book Supply (vintage_book_supply) [Palm Harbor, Florida, United States]
2020-06-14 10:13:06
POWELL, Anthony
Cassell, 1939. First edition. Original russet cloth with blue titles to spine. Inscribed by the author to Lucy Hayes on the front endpaper, "For Lucy with love from Tony, Jan. 1939". A near fine copy, uncommonly clean and bright by the standards of the book. Lucy Hayes was a lover and companion of Powell's father, Phillip Powell. She met Philip in the early 1920s, subsequently became, according to her great-niece, "a great love and lifelong friend. Anthony Powell accepted their relationship and was fond of Lucy. She greatly enjoyed his novels". Reminiscing about her father-in-law Philip Powell (1882-1959) Violet Powell noted that "he had not been without his partisans, mostly ladies with whom he had been on flirtatious terms" (A Stone in the Shade, 2002). Powell's fifth and final pre war novel, it is the first not published by Duckworth, Powell's first employer and publisher. It marks a significant step in Powell's development, anticipating his post war masterpiece, A Dance to the Music of Time, with the introduction of the self-effacing first-person narrator. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books [Henley on Thames, OXON, United Kingdom]
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2020-06-14 10:13:06
POWELL, Anthony
Cassell, 1939. First edition. Original russet cloth with blue titles to spine. Inscribed by the author (partially erased) to his aunt on the front endpaper, "For Aunt Kitten with love from Tony". Also with Powell's own bookplate to the front endpaper. A very good copy indeed, slightly cocked with a little wear to the extremities. Powell's fifth and final pre war novel, it is the first not published by Duckworth, Powell's first employer and publisher. It marks a significant step in Powell's development, anticipating his post war masterpiece, A Dance to the Music of Time, with the introduction of the self-effacing first-person narrator. The presence of Powell's bookplate, suggests that the book either never reached its intended recipient or that it was returned to him. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books [Henley on Thames, OXON, United Kingdom]
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2020-06-14 09:22:04
MAUGHAM, W. Somerset
Oxford University Press, New York, 1939. Brass die-stamp. 8.5" x .5". Original patina, else about fine. The binder's stamp for the spine of the thin children's book with the lettering ("Maugham / Princess September and the Nightingale / Oxford") in reverse. Although published by Oxford, the book was designed and printed in the U.S. during the War, when the English presumably had other concerns. The book was designed by Eunice Blake, printed by the Jersey City Printing Company, and bound by the H. Wolff Book Manufacturing Company for the Oxford University Press. Accompanied by a first edition. Private library stamp on half-title, with no other library markings else near fine edgeworn, very good dustwrapper. The provenance presents a mildly interesting story: a local colleague was buying books out of the trunk of a gentleman's car and came across a bag of wartime brass die-stamps from the Oxford University Press. My colleague inquired and the gentleman revealed that his next stop was the scrap yard where he was going to sell the dies to be melted down for the brass. My colleague paid him double the scrap price for them. We paid a bit more. A unique artifact from the author's uncommon children's book. *Stott* 41 (for the book). [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [Gloucester City, NJ, U.S.A.]
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2020-06-14 08:26:03
GETTY, J. PAUL
1939. On his "J. Paul Getty" printed checks, the founder of Getty Oil Company and art collector signed the 1939 check to cash for $300 and the 1940 check to C. G, Emmert of Haggerston, Maryland for $10.Both checks are endorsed and show cancellation punch marked dates on verso.
Bookseller: Schulson Autographs [United States]
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2020-06-14 07:05:03
Ludwig Bemelmans
Simon and Schuster (1939), New York. BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE COPY OF THE FIRST MADELINE BOOK IN SUPERB CONDITION! Although the only date is 1939, this is a later printing from 1950 as evidenced by the advertisement on the rear panel for Bemelman's book SUNSHINE. What makes this copy desirable is its condition: clean and fresh with a bright, vibrantly colored dustjacket. Stamp of a NYC artshop on the front endpaper else interior fine. Although this is a later printing, the illustration for "They went home and broke their bread" shows 12 girls instead of eleven. [Attributes: Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Kubik Fine Books Ltd., ABAA [Dayton, OH, U.S.A.]
2020-06-14 05:32:02
WILDER, THORNTON
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1939. First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author Thornton Wilder to actress Carol Channing in black and red ink on a 4 1/2" x 6 1/8" sheet of his personal printed stationery which has been affixed to the front free endpaper. The inscription is written within a 3" diameter red ink circle drawn by Wilder: "This is the first Dolly-imprint. She sends her love to the great-hearted all-winning Carol. Thousands and thousands will miss you. Don't be away too long. And with love, too, from Isabel [Thornton's sister] and Thornton, June 1967". The parts of the inscription in red are: "She sends her love to", "Carol", "Don't be away too long.", and with a rectanglular box around "love". Very good copy with some minor edge wear and darkening to the cloth in a lightly handled dust jacket with some darkening, mostly to the spine and rear panel, and some small chips and tears. Carol Channing is perhaps best known for her performance as Dolly Gallagher Levi in the Broadway musical Hello, Dolly!, based on Wilder's play The Merchant of Yonkers, which he revised and retitled The Matchmaker in 1955. The musical Hello Dolly!, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, book by Michael Stewart, opened on Broadway at the St. James Theatre on January 16, 1964 starring Carol Channing, David Burns, Charles Nelson Reilly, and Eileen Brennan. Channing left the Broadway production in August 1965 and took the show on the road with The National Company, closing on June 11, 1967 in Houston. The story follows the tale of Dolly Gallagher Levi, a strong-willed matchmaker, as she tra … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: James Pepper Rare Books, Inc. [United States]
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2020-06-13 22:52:10
ORWELL, George
Gollancz, 1939. First edition. Original blue cloth in the yellow dustwrapper printed in black and magenta. A near fine copy with a little foxing to the fore edge, in a superb near fine dustwrapper with the publisher's rubber stamp to the upper cover and a modicum of toning to the spine, but an exceptionally bright, crisp copy. Orwell's great novel of the Thames Valley, inspired largely by his childhood growing up in and around Henley-on-Thames. With an original print-run of only 2,000 copies, examples are now scarce, exceptionally so with the dustwrapper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books [Henley on Thames, OXON, United Kingdom]
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2020-06-13 22:06:06
STEINBECK, John
New York Viking, 1939. First edition. Original pictorial oatmeal hessian cloth in pictorial dustwrapper with wraparound design by Elmer Hader. Author's presentation copy, inscribed on the front end paper, "For Dook - always / John". A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper, bright and crisp with a tiny closed tear to the head of the spine. A fine association copy, inscribed to one of Steinbeck's closest friends at Stanford. Carlton "Dook" Sheffield was an early and sound friend to Steinbeck, beginning in the classes they shared at Stanford University. Throughout their lives Sheffield would serve alternately as roommate, sounding board, marriage counselor, correspondent, friend, and even, at moments, conscience. As students, both had literary aspirations. Steinbeck, according to Dook, "seemed to have read everything, and he thought about what he read and came into the English Club bursting with ideas." He added that Steinbeck "could be shy in public, but when he got on to a subject that mattered to him, the shyness vanished" (quoted in Parini 33). During semesters off they corresponded, and they spent the summer of 1924 together as sugar factory workers at Manteca in the San Joaquin Valley near Modesto. "'That was the summer we sweat off every bit of adolescent fat that we'd ever managed to acquire,' Sheffield later said" (ibid. 40). After abandoning the sugar factory for the speakeasies of San Francisco, they settled at Sheffield's family home in Long Beach, and set to the task of writing pulp fiction to finance their grander schemes. The writing that autumn didn't pan o … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books [Henley on Thames, OXON, United Kingdom]
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2020-06-13 18:33:05
HOUSEHOLD, Geoffrey (1900-1988)
London: Chatto and Windus, 1939. [Classic man-hunt adventure] FIRST EDITION, PROOF COPY, with an original 4-page advert/order form. Octavo, pp.[vii]; 271; [1], imprint. Publisher's brown card softcovers, with printed label to upper, handwritten details to spine. Contents clean, some wrinkling and lean to spine, covers lightly handled. A very good copy indeed, housed in a leather-spined clamshell box. An extremely scarce proof copy with a loose order form from Basil Blackwell, describing this novel as 'A Thriller of Thrillers'. The published book is a celebrated rarity in jacket however this is the first proof we have encountered, with none having appeared at auction. The thrillers of Geoffrey Household greatly influenced the writing of Ian Fleming. Hubin; Crime Fiction IV. p763. Gilbert, Jon; Ian Fleming The Bibliography pp.616-7. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB [Royal Tunbridge Wells, KENT, United Kingdom]
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2020-06-13 18:33:05
HOUSEHOLD, Geoffrey (1900-1988)
London: Chatto and Windus, 1939. [Classic man-hunt adventure] FIRST EDITION, with later state/printing of the jacket. Octavo (20 x 13cm), pp.[viii]; 271; [1], imprint. Publisher's purple cloth lettered in white to spine, 'sniper' design dust-wrapper priced at 4/6 (earliest jackets were priced 7/6). Page edges are age-toned, fugitive-coloured cloth has some expected soiling and discolour but nothing serious, owner name in pencil to pastedown, and also on a label to jacket flap, later discreet bookplate/label to pastedown, attractive jacket has some older mends and repair, touched-up in places. Shows well, and an affordable alternative to the full-priced 7/6 jacket. A very good copy of a scarce novel, a masterpiece of the "what if." school of espionage fiction; the thrillers of Geoffrey Household greatly influenced the writing of Ian Fleming. Hubin; Crime Fiction IV. p763. Gilbert, Jon; Ian Fleming The Bibliography pp.616-7. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB [Royal Tunbridge Wells, KENT, United Kingdom]
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