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2019-08-10 16:34:53
Zazulisk, Olga [Textiles & Sewing
Np: Olga Zazulisk, 1938-1939. First edition. Hardcover. Unpaginated. 27.5 x 22.5 cm. 105 leaves,150 textile and sewing samples tipped-in, some glued directly, the sewing samples carefully mounted, with an additional 18 fabric textile samples in enveloped tipped-in on last leaf. This sample and manuscript presents a lavishly illustrated artifact, training for women prior to World War II in this applied art handicraft. A high level of craftsmanship is reflected herein -- knowledge of textiles, weaving, and the origins thereof. The first half of this work includes finished sewing, embroidery, and needlework by Ms. Zazulisk for Ms. Meditz, her teacher. Samples show: types of seam finishes, beading, tucks, darts, embroidery and satin stitches, arrow head, crows foot, faced and bound scallops, rolled hem on bias, shirring, chiffon finishes, lace appliqué, et al. Some samples executed in the shape of miniature articles of clothing, including skirts. Second part of the sampler depicts typewritten assignments, notes and course work for her textile class -- how to buy and assess fabrics, care for materials, judge quality, select fabric for special uses. Particular attention paid to cloth construction, weaving, dying and printing of cloth and fabric finishing. There are over 100 fabric swatches with detailed notes, plus weaving instructions and homespun cloth samples. Occasional chips to fore-edge leaves, some text toning, holes of gutter margins reinforced. Black cloth ring binder preserving original two ring binder. Very good. Item #20561. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller (ashroyoung22) [Ardsley, New York, US]
2019-08-09 21:48:07
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Charles Scribner's Sons, 1939. Very Good. Signatures are bold and bright. Slip case has normal wear. Pages are bright. Owner gift inscription. No other markings. Upper left on cloth front cover has some staining. See pics. The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (signed) illustrated by N.C. Wyeth (signed) 1939, Charles Scribner's Sons, A Limited to 750, signed by both Wyeth and Rawlings. Although 750 copies were printed, only 520 copies were actually bound and sent out with the binding, chemise and slip case of this version. The remaining 250 copies were bound in dark blue cloth with a darker blue slipcase and were distributed in the early 1950's. According to letters from Rawlings to her editor, as the limited edition sheets were being printed she discovered that there was a line missing on page 196 (between lines 5 and 6). A correction was inserted but not before some books were distributed. This copy has the mistake. Illustrated by Wyeth with pictorial endpapers, 14 full page color illustrations, title page decoration, plus 2 special charcoal and wash full page illustrations done for this limited edition. Also included is a facsimile of a 2 page letter by Wyeth discussing the book (not present in the trade edition). Wyeth reportedly traveled to Cross Creek, Rawlings' home, before beginning the artwork, in order to capture the essence of the area. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: lightthinkart [Chicago, Illinois, US]
2019-08-09 20:45:40
Fermi, Enrico
Kungl. Boktryckeriet. & P.A. Norstedt & Soner, 1939. First Edition. 8 pp. Stapled Pamphlet. Book: Very Good; in printed wrappers, front top corner is chipped, very light shelf rubbing, little wear, text is clean. Fermi won the Nobel Prize in Physics for "his work on induced radioactivity by neutron bombardment and for the discovery of transuranium elements." This is his Nobel Lecture delivered at Stockholm on December 12, 1938. Les Prix Nobel en 1938. Stockholm, Kungl. Boktryckeriet. P. A. Norstedt & Soner, 1939. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Massy Books [Vancouver, BC, Canada]
2019-08-09 19:06:54
New York: Works Publishing Company. Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Original 1st Edition 1st Printing published in 1939 AMAZING CONDITION! ESPECIALLY FOR BEING 80 YEARS OLD! Book can be authenticated by the mispelling of aberrations as 'abberations' on pg 154 and the double printing of the line starting with 'last evening' on pg 234. Book comes with a reproduction dust jacket and a FREE clear acrylic UV protective display case ($40 value). This book has helped millions find a new way of life, and this is the ORIGINAL PRINTING! It's been an honor to hold and own such an important piece of history! Please see photos and ask any questions before puchasing. Thank you! Your puchase will be greatly appreciated! [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: seancro1 [Lincoln, Massachusetts, US]
2019-08-09 18:56:18
Maxis, E
Breslau, Ostdeutsche Verlagsanstalt, 1939. Gebundene Ausgabe, Halbleineneinband mit Original-Schutzumschlag, 74 Seiten, - sehr guter Zustand - 1939. (M31A)
Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht [Germany]
2019-08-09 13:22:13
ARDIZZONE, Edward.) DICKENS, Charles.
New York: For the members of the Heritage Club, 1939. New York: For the members of the Heritage Club,, 1939. Octavo (222 x 144 mm). Recent red morocco by Bayntun, spine lettered in gilt, spine compartments, covers and turn-ins ruled in gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. With 8 colour plates including frontispiece, title vignette, and black and white head- and tail-pieces for each chapter, all by Edward Ardizzone. A fine copy. First edition of Ardizzone's rendering of Dickens's classic novel, handsomely bound. The Heritage Press reprinted classic volumes in a deluxe, well-illustrated format, as here. Ardizzone, predominantly a children's illustrator, was an unusual choice to illustrate Dickens's tale of ruined lives, yet offers a welcome interpretation of the novel, maintaining his characteristic vibrant colours despite the subject matter. Ardizzone illustrated Great Expectations again a decade later for the Curwen Press, but there opted for a much more dark, sombre tone than here.
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB. [London, United Kingdom]
2019-08-08 18:56:27
Dower, L
Willam Blackwood. First. Hardcover. 263 pp, ill, Dower, L. EPIC FAILURE 1939 London 263 pp, ill. Safari in Kenya and Tanganyika. For a mainly photographic safari this is good reading. They shot their own trophies to use as bait and then had to figure out how to set up the bait to attract the lions and leopards in the best possible angles. They had numerous encounters with lion, elephant, rhino and also buffalo and of course the plains game which they shot regularly. After the safari, it was discovered that much of the film was bad and many photos did not come out, hence the title. Will be enjoyed by anyone thinking of taking an adventurous photo safari. Lovely copy, signed by the author, bound in half leather, highly decorated in gilt with raised spine bands. Near Fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]
Bookseller: trophyroombooks [Agoura Hills, California, US]
2019-08-08 18:23:37
R. D. Vadekar
aryabhushan press. 1939 Rare & Scarce Very Good First Edition 1/000. Rare & Scarce: Bhandarkar Oriental Series No.1 Bhikkhu patimokkha Bhikkhuni R.D. Vadekar 1/1000 1939 Very Good Stated First Edition 1/000 - no other known available copies Publisher: Aryabhushan Press Very Good: 8 3/4" x 5 1/2" Desc: Tight boards shows wear to corners and spine ends with scattered foxing. Clean intact reading interior with uncut pages. Nice. Quality ships Please Note: Payment for this item is appreciated upon the sale. PLEASE ask all questions prior to bidding/buying. Many thanks! Chicbiz. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: ECHO Vintage Books and Vinyl (chicbiz) [Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, US]
2019-08-08 13:35:35
Twain, Mark.
The Limited Editions Club, New York, 1939. #559 of 1500 copies signed by the illustrator, Thomas Hart Benton. Near fine with spine very slightly faded, paper spine label slightly wrinkled, in a very good slipcase with some edge wear. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Yesterday's Gallery, ABAA [East Woodstock, CT, U.S.A.]
2019-08-07 22:47:52
Thompson, Ruth Plumly; Neill, John R.
Chicago: Reilly & Lee, (1939). Neill, John R. First Edition. First printing, with first printing dust jacket, octavo size, 272 pp. The thirty-third and last of the "canonical" books in the fabulously popular "Oz" series, the nineteenth written by Ruth Plumly Thompson. It was decided to include the phrase "The Wizard of Oz" in the title to coincide with the release the same year of the MGM film starring Judy Garland. In fact, it seems the book was written with the film in mind, as the story focuses on the characters who appeared in the first book. This a lovely copy, a wonderful way to complete a set for any Oz collector. ___DESCRIPTION: Bound in full tan cloth, black lettering and designs to the backstrip, full-colour pastedown on the front board, black and white illustrated endpapers, 16-page gatherings, replete with black and white illustrations (issued without colour plates); octavo size (9.25" by 7"), 272 pages. Dust jacket shows the original $1.50 price, the front and back panels mirror the book's pastedown, the back flap lists the Oz titles through this title, number 32. ___CONDITION: Volume could almost be called fine; the binding is clean, the black on the spine deep and unrubbed, the front pastedown has bright colours and is perfect (with no rubbing or other defects), the corners are straight, the text block is strong and square with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and the volume is entirely free of prior owner markings (including the "Belongs to" page, which is blank); the only condition issues we see is a hint of wear to the bottom edge, the book … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA [US]
2019-08-07 21:55:52
Mansfield, Katherine; Laurencin, Marie (Illustrator)
London: The Verona Press [Printed at the Officina Bodoni, Verona, 1939], 1939. Laurencin, Marie. Limited Edition. No. 10 of 30 de luxe copies, quarto size, 328 pp., signed by Marie Laurencin (twice). Kathleen Mansfield Murry (1888-1923), born and raised in New Zealand, moved to the UK at the age of 19 where she became a friend of modernist writers such as D.H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf; she died at the age of 34 from tuberculosis. This work is a collection of her short stories, wonderfully illustrated by Marie Laurencin (1883-1956), a French painter and an important figure in the Parisian avant-garde. She was a member of the circle which included Pablo Picasso and other cubists, and is known as one of the few female Cubist painters (n.b., above info from Wiki). The lithographs in this volume are more traditional, being lovely portraits of the characters evoking the deep emotions of the stories. ___DESCRIPTION: De luxe version bound in turquoise leather and signed by the artist (two signatures, as set forth above), simple embossed ruled borders in dark green on both boards and the spine, tan leather spine label with gilt lettering, top edge gilt, ruled borders in gilt on the turn-ins, title page in rust and black with a decorative border, Publisher's Note tipped in after the copyright page (7.25" by 5"), sixteen colour lithographs throughout the text, colophon page at the rear, this signed twice by Marie Laurencin (once on the page titled "Colophon", again on the colophon page itself), limited edition of 1200 copies of which numbers 1-30 were signed by the artist, this no. … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA [US]
2019-08-07 13:23:28
1939. (45) hand written and occasionally typed letters and (2) telegrams sent from Bob Stack to a close friend in Pittsburgh PA. Hall appears to have worked (or run) a defunct newspaper in Pittsburgh with ties to nationally recognized critics and press, which he used to help Stack's influence with the studio and be considered for more than "juvenile" roles. This is not a casual acquaintance, Stack obviously at some point actually hired Hall as an independent press agent. Many specific discussions of press plans in these letters. Over the correspondence formality drips away, they meet several times, talk on the phone, give gifts and flattery; the letters are intimate and sweet at times but also full of Hollywood news, career goals and finally Stack's training and service in the war. Stack himself makes clear how odd letter writing or friendships outside the family are for him, these letters are rare source material from Stack's earliest career (Deanna Durbin First Love, Mortal Storm with Jimmy Stewart, American (Nice) Girl with Durbin, Red Cross Benefit for Journey's End, Badlands of Dakota and Eagle Squadron) to how his path toward Arial Gunnery Air Firing Officer came to pass through Pensacola, Alameda and Washington DC and all the discussions of service from someone very much in the public eye. Letters date from 9/27/1939 to 2/8/1946. The final letter ponders his career after the war and in my opinion, lets Hall know that he's not expecting his help once he's back in Hollywood. The trail ends there save an invitation and thank you card from Mr & Mrs Stack in 1956. Many of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: rarebooksandpaper [Irwin, Pennsylvania, US]
2019-08-07 12:11:56
Gardner, Erle Stanley as Fair, A. A.
New York: Morrow, 1939. First Edition. 8vo (8" x 5-1/2"). 281pp. Inscribed by author (as Stanley Gardner) on free endpaper. Bleed through front and back paste down endpapers, 1/4' stain to lower right corner of lower cover. DJ, all corners clipped but $2.00 price intact on both flaps. 1/4" chips head/tail of lower panel, 3/8" missing head of spine with 1/4' continuing to upper panel. 3/8" missing tail of spine with irregular 2" x 2" piece continuing to upper panel. Very good + / good.
Bookseller: Liberty Bell Publications [US]
2019-08-06 22:11:11
Beatrix Potter
GENUINE 1939 Christmas Card signed by Beatrix Potter ( Peter Rabbit). This is an original autographed Christmas Card, sent by Beatrix Potter ( married name Beatrix Heelis) to a friend in 1939. Very rare.
Bookseller: bibliophilecollector [London, London, GB]
2019-08-06 20:46:56
Joyce, James.
1939. London: Faber and Faber, 1939. 8vo, 628 pp. Original brick red cloth, backstrip titled in gilt, top edge stained yellow others untrimmed, original dust-jacket neatly repaired. Untrimmed edges aged toned, pencil name on front free endpaper. A near fine copy in a professionally restored dust-jacket that presents very well. § First British edition, trade issue, one of a total first printing of 3400 copies, of which 950 copies in sheets were destroyed. It was published on the same day as the U.S. trade edition from Viking, and the limited edition bearing Faber and Viking's joint imprint. One of the best known, least read books in English. Slocum and Cahoon A47.
Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller [U.S.A.]
2019-08-06 13:35:03
Raymond Chandler
New York: Knopf, 1939. Near fine in a near fine dustjacket. A SUPERIOR COPY, COMPLETELY UNRESTORED, OF CHANDLER FIRST BOOK Chandler Raymond, The Big Sleep, New York, Knopf, 1939. First edition, first printing with "First edition" on the copyright page. Orange boards in the pictorial, first issue dustjacket showing the $2.00 printed price on the front flap. Book is tight and square, with unfaded boards, the blue topstain slightly faded and the faintest wear to the edges. Pages are white and free of any mark. Jacket completely unrestored and with only light edge wear, minimal tears and chipping, some mild soiling to rear panel, faint spot to back flap and the slightest toning to spine lettering. Colours are particularly bright and front panel unblemished: a lovely copy, hard to find in such a condition. Chandler's scarce first book which introduces the world to the famed private eye, Philip Marlowe. Only 5,000 copies of the first printing were produced. The basis for the 1946 film starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. A cornerstone of American detective fiction. Bruccoli A1.1.a. This copy went at auction at Pba Galleries on 2008 and sold for $9,600. Comparable copies usually sell at auction in a range between $10,000 and 12,000 and are listed on Abe for $12,500 or more. Shipping from Italy abroad by Dhl priority ensured would cost $75. [Attributes: First Edition; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: umblar2012 [Genova, IT]
2019-08-05 23:11:40
Burroughs, Edgar Rice
Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc, Tarzana, 1939. First edition of this Official Guide for members of the Tarzan Clans of America, a special division of Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan series. Octavo, original wrappers as issued, laid in is a membership application fee and two bookplates from the library of Roy and Dela White. In fine condition. A charming example in exceptional condition. The noble savage Tarzan first appeared in Burroughs' 1912 story Tarzan of the Apes, published in the pulp magazine The All-Story and in book form two years later. An archetypal feral child raised in the African jungle by Mangani great apes, Tarzan spawned innumerable works in literature and film, including 25 sequels and the popular Tarzan movie franchise which lasted from the 1930s to the 1960s. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB [Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.]
2019-08-05 01:11:25
Walt Disney
Whitman Publishing Co., Racine, Wis, 1939. Punch out book in very good condition, no items punched out. The start of a punch out on the donkey at the bottom and the start of a punch out at the bottom of Quilt and pillow of Geppetto's bed.Very light cardboard. Code number 974. No other date but 1939. Figaro, owl clock, Geppetto, wall clock, ship in a bottle, Pinocchio and Controls, Frog Pitcher, Coachman, Plane, Donkeys, Cleo The Goldfish In Bowl, sides quilt and pillow of cat's bet, sides quilt and pillow of Geppetto's bed, head of cats bed, brushes and paint for paint pot, foot of cat's bed, donkeys, hegh seat of coach, donkeys paintpot, geppetto's workbench, wall clock, reinforced watr jug, corner shelf, angry mug, another paintpot, corner shelf, top of goldfish bowl stand, whiffletree of coach, tub for shavings, shavings for tub, geppetto's stool, workbench corner of Geppetto's Shop , baggage rack for top of coach,bad boys,bay panel of coach, and donkieys. Some wear at the spine, small nick. On the far right hand a small surface missing bottom left hand edge. Tiny nick bottom right hand corner. Trying not to overlook any wear. Overall it looks very good for its age and to not have any popped out a rare find. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Jans Collectables [Bethany, MO, U.S.A.]
2019-08-04 17:11:26
Jaurès Jean
Paris: 1939. Oeuvres de Jean Jaurès. Intégral complet des 9 vol coll. Rieder, dir. Bonnafous. Édités entre 1931 et collection arrêtée en 1939, in-8, coffret regroupant les 9 volumes. Non coupés : les 2 vol des études socialistes, la réalité du monde sensible, II à V de "Pour la paix". L'armée nouvelle et le vol I de "Pour la paix" portent des étiquettes anciennes de bibliothèque, un tampon sur la couverture et marques d'usures sur la couverture de L'armée nouvelle. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
Bookseller: gabriedevienn0 [Paris, FR]
2019-08-04 16:13:19
Meyer Wolozin [Printer: Rachman. 1939 c.e.], 39 Eldridge Street, two doors from the corner of Canal Street, New York, New York. In Hebrew and English on facing pages. 77, (3) pages. Illustrated. 158 x 120 mm. Pages yellowed. Yudlov 3693, based on a copy at the Moshe Yaari collection. The present copy was not printed with the holidays' table. It has a The American national anthem and the Hatikva. and the last page. entirely in Yiddish promotes the store. A partial translation of the Yiddish is: Meyer Wolozin says: one must think of the exodus from Egypt not only at the Passover seder, but every day of the year when one dons a talit or puts on the tefilin [phlacteries], ponder on the miracles. When you go to buy a talit, enhance the mitzva of talit and tefilin by buying a Wolozin talit because it is the most attractive and the best one. . . The Wolozin name is your guarantee that it is the best talit that money can buy. . . large selection. . . ceramic plates, sterling silver. . .our only store is at 36 Eldridge Street . . . [Attributes: Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Meir Turner [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2019-08-04 16:13:19
Meyer Wolozin [Printer: Rachman. 1939 c.e.], 39 Eldridge Street, two doors from the corner of Canal Street, New York, New York. In Hebrew and English on facing pages. 77, (3) pages. Illustrated. 158 x 120 mm. Pages yellowed. Yudlov 3693, based on a copy at the Moshe Yaari collection. This copy is identical to the one that was in the Moses Yaari collection. It has a holidays' table. It also has the Star Spangled Banner and the Hatikva. and the last page. entirely in Yiddish promotes the store. A partial translation of the Yiddish is: Meyer Wolozin says: one must think of the exodus from Egypt not only at the Passover seder, but every day of the year when one dons a talit or puts on the tefilin [phlacteries], ponder on the miracles. When you go to buy a talit, enhance the mitzva of talit and tefilin by buying a Wolozin talit because it is the most attractive and the best one. . . The Wolozin name is your guarantee that it is the best talit that money can buy. . . large selection. . . ceramic plates, sterling silver. . .our only store is at 36 Eldridge Street . . . [Attributes: Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Meir Turner [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2019-08-03 19:44:48
Mirza Ahmad Sohrab And Julie Chanler. Illustrated By Maginel Wright Barney
New York: Universal Publishing Co., 1939. First edition, 1939, with personlized inscriptions written and signed by each author on the front free endpaper. The children of the village meet a new charismatic young boy and some strange and exciting animals, journey through the desert and arrive in "the land of blue birds and orange blossoms". Bright yellow pictorial cloth printed in red and silver gilt, 102 pages, illustrated dustjacket. The book is in good to very good condition with some age-speckling and light blue staiing to the covers from the dustjacket, good hinges, sound text block, faint transparent stain (about a half inch high and one and a half inches wide) at the far bottom margins of most of the pages, pages otherwise clean with no other names or markings. The mylar protected dustjacket is priceclipped and has some uneven agetoning, some transparent stains to the spine and lower rear panel, upper corner of the front panel, two very small edge chips, little paper loss. Inscribed By Both Authors. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Good in Good jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Resource Books, LLC [U.S.A.]
2019-08-03 12:00:45
Lawrence, T.E.
London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1939. First edition, Number 560 of 1000 copies. Frontis. 173, [3] pp. 1 vols. 4to. Bound in quarter black niger and linen, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in paper slipcase. Very Fine. First edition, Number 560 of 1000 copies. Frontis. 173, [3] pp. 1 vols. 4to. O'Brien A226
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller [US]
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2019-08-02 23:33:54
Ward Morehouse
1939. Condition: Very Good. *.
Bookseller: CaryCo Auctions (tru.car) [Connecticut, USA, US]
2019-08-02 18:13:14
STEINBECK, John
New York: The Viking Press, [1939]. First edition. 8vo. 619pp. Original tan cloth, top edges stained yellow; pictorial dust jacket illustrated by Elmer Hader. Jacket with old reinforcements on verso reinforcing losses along the spine and chips at extremities, toned and with wear. Item #401329 Steinbeck was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1940 for this novel. One of the most influential novels of the 20th century, 'The Grapes of Wrath' was made into a film starring Henry Fonda as Tom Joad, the Oklahoma farmer forced to leave his Dust Bowl home and search for a better life in California. Goldstone and Payne A12a. [Attributes: First Edition; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: hudsonriverbooks [Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, US]
2019-08-02 18:13:13
STEINBECK, John.
New York: The Viking Press, 1939. Octavo (198 x 131 mm). Finely bound for Asprey in dark brown morocco gilt, raised bands, titles in gilt to spine, compartments and boards ruled in single gilt fillets, gilt pictorial front board depicting the Joads next to their automobiles, turn-ins richly gilt with floral motifs and double gilt fillets, peacock marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first printing of Steinbeck's masterpiece and one of the great American novels of the 20th century. The Grapes of Wrath is widely regarded as the supreme literary achievement of the Depression era. The film adaptation of Darryl F. Zanuck, produced the following year, is also readily ranked among the greatest American films of the century. Goldstone & Payne A12. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB. [London, United Kingdom]
2019-08-02 14:41:28
Maillol, Aristide & HORACE
Paris: Philippe Gonin, 1939. Limited edition, number 247 of 350 copies on hemp and linen paper. 118 woodcuts after Maillol. 2 vols. 8vo. Loose as issued in printed wrappers, slipcase and chemise. Spines browned, a few pale stains to text.
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller [USA]
2019-08-02 06:11:36
JOYCE, JAMES
London: Faber, 1939. FIRST EDITION, the deluxe issue, one of only 425 numbered copies signed by James Joyce. The notoriously difficult Finnegans Wake is probably the most ambitious work of literature of the twentieth century. The writing of Finnegans Wake occupied Joyce's life from 1922, the year of the publication of Ulysses, until 1939, two years before the author's death.Some critics consider Finnegans Wake to be "Joyce's masterpiece . . . If aesthetic merit were ever again to center the canon, Finnegans Wake would be as close as our chaos could come to the heights of Shakespeare or Dante" (Harold Bloom, The Western Canon). Anthony Burgess called Finnegans Wake "a great comic vision, one of the few books of the world that can make us laugh aloud on nearly every page.""Joyce insisted that each word, each sentence had several meanings and that the 'ideal lecteur' should devote his lifetime to it, like the Koran" (Connolly). "Purely in terms of literary technique, Finnegans Wake is probably the most astonishing - and controversial - book ever written. Completed in 1939 after seventeen years of labor, it was received with a mix of reactions ranging from bafflement to delight to open hostility. ... And yet today, whole careers have been devoted to studying Finnegans Wake, and its many adherents past and present approach it with something close to awe" (Joseph Campbell).Connolly, The Modern Movement 81. Burgess, Best Novels in English Since 1939 25.Original buckram, yellow cloth slipcase. Light wear and soiling to case. A fine copy.
Bookseller: 19th Century Rare Book and Photograph Shop [U.S.A.]
2019-08-01 18:58:04
Lawrence, T.E.
Golden Cockerel Press, London, 1939. First edition, Number 560 of 1000 copies. Frontis. 173, [3] pp. 1 vols. 4to. O'Brien A226 Bound in quarter black niger and linen, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in paper slipcase. Very Fine Frontis. 173, [3] pp. 1 vols. 4to First edition, Number 560 of 1000 copies. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2019-08-01 13:22:57
H.P. Lovecraft
Sauk City, WI: Condition: Very Good. Arkham House- The Outsider and Others by HP Lovecraft (1939) 1st ed HC/dj Arkham House, Sauk City, Wisc., 1939. Hardcover; 9-1/2" x 6-1/2"; 553 pages. Large Octavo, cloth. First edition, first printing. 1268 copies printed. The first Arkham House book and the first collection of Lovecraft's writings, exposing him to a wider audience. The gold lettering on the spine is somewhat faded and the corners are a bit soft. Original owner's name is on the flyleaf. Overall a VG to NF copy in a NF facsimile dustjacket All items are bagged (comics and magazines are also boarded). I will combine orders whenever possible to reduce shipping costs. Thanks for your interest. Check out my eBay store for more cool (and/or off-the-wall) items. About me: I've been collecting for nearly 50 years and have derived considerable pleasure from my collections. Some 30-35 years ago I even tried my hand at selling books at local conventions and (briefly) operated a storefront. When that proved unsuccessful I pursued a more mundane career, packed away all remaining stock and stored it in a spare room away from dust and humidity. I continued to expand my own collection over the years, but have reached a point in my life where it's time to start divesting myself of some of these treasures. I hope to find new homes for my "precious"es so that they may continue to be appreciated. When I present an item as "brand new" it will be from my old stock. The most I will claim for items from my personal collection is "like new." I will try to describe each item accurately. If you h … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: cavernangel books and stuff (cavernangel) [Rochester, New York, US]
2019-08-01 01:24:37
1939. CONTES DES MILLE NUITS ET UNE NUIT Aquarelles de Jacques TOUCHET Traduction par J. -C. MARDRUS Editions de La Belle Etoile, 1939 3 volumes in-8° - 210 + 209 + 205 pages Dimensions : 200 x 245 Tirage à 1500 exemplaires Un des 120 exemplaires (n°131) sur Lafuma pur fil enrichis d'un dessin original et d'une suite en noir Reliure demi-maroquin bleu à coins signée TRINCKVEL Têtes dorées Couvertures et dos conservés Intérieur impeccable.
Bookseller: tatoum3 [Elven, FR]
2019-08-01 00:42:18
Adolf Hitler
New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1939. New York: Reynal & Hitchcock. 1939. Complete And Unabridged; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Light damp staining on bottom edge of text block. Few small stains on front/rear panels and flaps. Rubbing along panel edges. .
Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar [Pomona, NY, U.S.A.]
2019-08-01 00:23:23
William Faulkner
New York: Aléatoire House, 1939. Les commandes réalisées à partir des États-Unis, peuvent être soumises à des taxes d'importation et droits de douane, que l'acheteur est tenu responsable de payer. The Wild Palms par William Faulkner ~ Signé Limitée First Edition 1939 ~1st Cette fiche produit est originalement écrite en anglais. Veuillez trouver ci dessous une traduction automatique en français. Si vous avez des questions veuillez nous contacter. Les palmiers sauvages par William Faulkner SIGNÉ première édition limitée, première impression d'un roman du célèbre auteur du sud New York: Random House, 1939. 339 pp. Planches demi-toile et placage de bois, épine dorsale en lettres dorées, bord supérieur doré. Première édition. N ° 218 sur 250 exemplaires numérotés à la main, imprimés sur du papier chiffon. Signé par Faulkner sur la page de limitation. Délivré sans jaquette. (Paterson A19a.) À propos de Très bien avec des lettres frottant sur le dos, un peu marbré sur un tissu, des planches un peu sales, usées et légèrement ébréchées, une charnière à la page de limitation un peu libre. Informations sur l'ancien propriétaire sur la page de limitation. Une édition limitée de luxe signée du célèbre auteur sudiste. Signed Yes Publisher Random House ISBN Does not apply Language English Author William Faulkner Special Attributes 1st Printing Special Attributes Signed Limited Edition Special Attributes 1st Edition Modified Item Yes Binding Fine Binding Country/Region of Manufacture United States Topic Literature, Modern Year Printed 1939 Personalized No Original/Facsimile Original Region … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books (burnsiderarebooks) [Portland, Oregon, US]
2019-08-01 00:23:15
WILLIAM FAULKNER
1939. Covers darkened near edges, with somet paper loss at bottom & corners; spine age-faded with some fraying at top and bottom of spine; no internal damage. Published by Random House (New York 1939). First edition. Hardbound, with wood-grain-patterned paper sides and rust cloth back. In the binding of the 250-copy limited edition, this copy lacks the tipped-in signed limitation page. The covers are darkened near the edges, with some paper loss at the bottom and the corners, and the spine is age-faded with some fraying at the top and bottom of the spine; no internal damage. Good. Faulkner's moving novel of flight and refuge, later published under his original title, If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem, The Wild Palms tells two interwoven stories. "The Wild Palms" and "Old Man" alternate chapters, each telling a different, but equally captivating tale of a relationship between a man and a woman. "The Wild Palms" ends with one of literature's darkest closing lines, "Between grief and nothing, I will take grief." "For range of effect, philosophical weight, originality of style, variety of characterization, humor, and tragic intensity, [Faulkner's works] are without equal in our time and country." Robert Penn Warren "He is the greatest artist the South has produced. . . . Indeed, through his many novels and short stories, Faulkner fights out the moral problem which was repressed after the nineteenth century [yet] for all his concern with the South, Faulkner was actually seeking out the nature of man. Thus we must turn to him for that continuity of moral purpose which made for greatnes … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: mbroom1 [New York, New York, US]
2019-07-31 21:34:50
SOY AIRE Y FUEGO - 1939, Dir: , Cast: VIVECA LINDFORS, , , Nac. film: SUECIA, Company: , Designer: , , Nac. poster: ESPAÑA, Measures (Cm. and Inches) : -70X100-Cm.-27X41-INCHES-1 SH., , Type of product: POSTER, , POSTER 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 details., , La mayoría están en excelentes condiciones, pero puede tener desgaste del borde o algun agujero pequeño. Intento fotografiar cualquier defecto, pero el examen de las fotos de cerca es su mejor opción! Por favor ver la foto en grande para más detalles., , SHIPPING COSTS: Fold posters SPAIN 15? -Correo certificado EUROPE and all world 20?
Bookseller: BENITO ORIGINAL MOVIE POSTER [SITGES, Spain]
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2019-07-31 13:56:43
Joseph A. Schumpeter
New York et London: McGraw-Hill Société De Livre, 1939. Les commandes réalisées à partir des États-Unis, peuvent être soumises à des taxes d'importation et droits de douane, que l'acheteur est tenu responsable de payer. Business Motocyclettes ~ Joseph A.Schumpeter ~ First Edition 1st Impression Cette fiche produit est originalement écrite en anglais. Veuillez trouver ci dessous une traduction automatique en français. Si vous avez des questions veuillez nous contacter. Business Cycles by Joseph A. Schumpeter First Edition, First Printing New York and London: McGraw Hill Book Company, 1939. 2 Volumes. Publisher's burgundy cloth with boards ruled in blind and titles in gilt on spine. First edition, first printing with "first edition" stated on the title page of both volumes. Very Good+. Boards lightly bowed, cloth lightly rubbed at tips and top corners lightly bumped. Previous owner (Quigg Newton, Jr., who served as mayor of Denver, Co. from 1947-55) rubber ownership stamp to end sheets in both volumes. Light tide marks visible to top and bottom edge of page blocks, occasionally intruding into margins and a bit of light waviness to pages throughout. Despite flaws, this set presents very well with clean cloth, and gilt very sharp and bright. Origin American Publisher McGraw-Hill Book Company Author Joseph A. Schumpeter Country of Manufacture United States Special Attributes 1st Edition Binding Hardcover Printing Year 1939 Topic Economics Year Printed 1939 Place of Publication New York and London Subject Philosophy.
Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books (burnsiderarebooks) [Portland, Oregon, US]
2019-07-30 17:13:18
Leschhorn, Paul (1876 Metz Allensbach 1951 od. 1952)
1939. Farbholzschnitt in Blau und Grau, auf Japan-Bütten, signiert und betitelt. Darstellungsgröße 23:34,5 cm, Blattgröße 30,5:41,8 cm. Tadellos! Leschhorn, der an der Akademie in Karlsruhe studiert hatte, schuf Stillleben und Landschaften, bevorzugt als Aquarell, Tempera oder Farblinol- bzw. Farbholzschnitt. Tätig war er in Straßburg und siedelte 1939 nach Frankfurt am Main über.
Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH [Oberursel im Taunus, Germany]
2019-07-30 14:09:18
Miller, Henry
Paris: The Obelisk Press, 1939. First Edition. First edition, first printing. Original publisher's wraps printed in red and black. Errata slip tipped in; 60 Francs price on spine and front flap, both with black cancel. Good. A bit fragile with a splitting to joints at ends, tape stains to joints at bottom of spine. Shows general wear, but remains a serviceable copy nonetheless. Good.
Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books [US]
2019-07-30 11:44:36
Joyce, James
London: Faber and Faber, 1939. First Edition. First edition. Signed limited edition. Copy number 48 of 425 numbered copies signed by James Joyce. Bound in publisher's red cloth binding with spine lettered in gilt, in publisher's yellow cloth-covered slipcase. Near Fine. Red cloth faintly rubbed, faintly faded at the spine, gently bruised at the spine ends. Offsetting to front endsheet from a formerly laid in clipping. In a Very Good lightly worn and lightly soiled slipcase, with one corner bumped. Near Fine.
Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books [US]
2019-07-30 11:44:36
Joyce, James
London: Faber and Faber, 1939. First Edition. First edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's red cloth with spine stamped in gilt. Near Fine with previous owner bookplate to front free end paper, offsetting to prelims; pages toned, and with foxing to prelims and terminals. In a Very Good dust jacket with publisher's price intact; edge-worn with chips, tears, and several tape repairs made to the reverse side. One of an edition of 3,400 copies, of which 950 copies in sheets were destroyed. Near Fine / Very Good.
Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books [US]
2019-07-30 11:44:36
Joyce, James
New York: The Viking Press, 1939. First Edition. First edition, first printing. Publisher's black cloth binding lettered in gilt. Fine, with fading to topstain near spine, in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with several tiny edge-tears, and very light soiling. A striking copy of a book and jacket typically found in much lesser condition. Fine / Near Fine.
Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books [US]
2019-07-30 11:35:31
Chandler, Raymond
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. First Edition. First edition stated, first printing. Original orange cloth with blue lettering, black topstain; lacking the dust jacket. Very Good, with cloth toned at spine, lightly worn at spine ends, lightly rubbed at extremities. Pages toned, and with a faint cigar smoke odor present. A nice copy. The author's first novel, which introduced the world to private investigator Philip Marlowe. Very Good.
Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books [US]
2019-07-30 11:19:51
Wright, Ernest Vincent
Los Angeles: Wetzel Publishing Co., 1939. First Edition. First edition. 267 p. photo frontis of the author Pinkish-red cloth with black lettering No jacket. Very Good condition. Spine sunned, name written on ffep. Rear hinge cracked. A legendary rarity; the warehouse holding copies of this self-published novel without the letter "e" (a lipogram) burned down shortly after publication. Very Good.
Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books [US]
2019-07-30 10:01:21
Ambler, Eric
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. First American Edition. First American edition. Inscribed by Ambler to Norman Nolan on page facing title page at the Mystery Writers of America awards (Ambler won the Grand Master award) in New York, April 25, 1975. From the Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction. [xiv], 281, [1] pp. Publisher's light gray cloth stamped in crimson, crimson top edge. Fine in a very Near Fine unclipped, unfaded dust jacket with light wear to extremities, three tiny closed tears at edges, small smudge to back panel. A very bright, attractive copy. A truly excellent signed copy of Ambler's best-known thriller, titled Mask of Dimitrios in the British edition. Fine / Near Fine.
Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books [US]
2019-07-30 10:01:20
Ambler, Eric
London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited, 1939. First Edition. First edition. 320pp. Red cloth with gilt spine lettering. Good+ condition, sans jacket. Cloth a bit stained with wear spot on back board, spine darkened, slight lean, previous owner's bookplate on paste down, small stain on fore edge, internally clean and fairly bright. The basis of a 1944 film noir and a classic of espionage literature known as A Coffin for Dimitrios in the US; uncommon as the publisher's warehouse was bombed by the nazis in WWII. Good.
Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books [US]
2019-07-30 09:26:10
Drucker, Peter
New York: The John Day Company, 1939. First Edition. First edition. xix, 268pp. Black cloth with yellow lettering. Fine in Very Good unclipped ($2.50) dust jacket, chipped along top edge, spine panel lightly sunned, a few faint stains. A very clean, bright copy of the Austrian-born management theorist's first book, a prescient examination of fascism's appeal. Very Good.
Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books [US]
2019-07-30 09:16:56
Lovecraft, H. P.
Sauk City: Arkham House, 1939. First Edition. First edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's black cloth with titles in gilt on spine. Staining from the remnants of clipping pasted to title page and associated offsetting to the adjacent pages, else Fine, with sharp gilt and bright, clean cloth. In a fantastic example of the Virgil Finlay illustrated dust jacket, Fine, with just a touch of rubbing and very faint toning to the spine panel. An absolutely stunning copy of this cornerstone of horror, and the first book to be published by the legendary Arkham House. Like New.
Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books [US]
2019-07-30 08:42:51
Steinbeck, John
New York: The Viking Press, 1939. First Edition. First edition, first printing. Publisher's original oatmeal cloth decorated in brown, "Battle Hymn of the Republic" end sheets. Near Fine, with scuff to side of page block and offsetting to endsheets from binder's glue. In a Very Good dust jacket with publisher's price of $2.75 and "First Edition" statement present on front flap; edge wear with chipping at the head taking out letters of "The" in the title, rubbing to folds with a bit of splitting started at the rear flap fold, toning and several light stains to spine. Near Fine / Very Good.
Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books [US]
2019-07-30 08:42:27
Neurath, Otto
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. First Edition. First edition. 159 pp. Original navy cloth with silver lettering. Former owner's small art deco bookplate on paste down, else Fine. An excellent copy a high point of the ISOTYPE (International System of Typographic Picture Education) system. Neurath's called it an attempt at "teaching through the eye," enlightening modern readers through graphic design through without use of theories or ideologies. Rare, especially in collectible condition. Like New.
Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books [US]
2019-07-30 08:18:32
Hammett, Dashiell
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. First Edition. First edition, first printing. Very Good. Cloth a bit scuffed, soiled and toned. Backstrip appears glued down. Rubbed stamped price to front free end paper, pages toned. A nice copy. Very Good.
Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books [US]
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