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         Der Vierjahresplan. Zeitschrift für nationalsozialistische Wirtschaftspolitik mit den amtlichen Mitteilungen des Beauftragten für den Vierjahresplan Ministerpräsident Generalfeldmarschall göring. 4. Jahrgang 1940, Folgen 1-24 (vollständiger Jahrgang)

      (noch zu Nr. 26029:) - Emil Puhl: Der Reichsbankdiskont in der gelenkten Wirtschaft - Wilhelm Rentrop: Volkswirtschaftliche Marktordnung am Beispiel des Landmaschinenmarktes - Warner Scheunemann: Versicherungswirtschaft Großdeutschlands - / Preischaos bei den anderen / Fragen der inneren Kriegsfinanzierung / Preiskommissar und Mieten - Josef Bischel: Der Dieselmotor in ortsfester Ausführung und als Einbaumotor -Bodo von Borries: Neue Wege der Mikroskopie (Elektronenmikroskop) - Ernst Buskühl: Mensch und Maschine im Ruhrkohlenbergbau - Paul Debo: Kunstharz als Helfer zur Rohstoffreiheit -Friedrich Dorn (Reichsbeauftragter der Reichsstelle für Papier): Die Zellstoff-Papierwirtschaft in und nach dem Kriege - Generaldirektor R.E. Dörr: Der neue Rohstoff Jute - Josef Hausen: Typisierung und Normung auf dem Kunststoffgebiet - Alfred Henning: Das Schweißen thermoplastischer Kunststoffe - Eduard Hudremont: Der Edelstahl in der Entwicklung - E. Huber: Die Pe-Ce-Faser - Hans Klawitter: Fischleder und seine volkswirtschaftliche Bedeutung - Karl Krauch (Generalbevollmächtigter für Sonderfragen der chemischen Erzeugung) 75 Jahre chemische Industrie - Karl Lange (Bevollmächtigter für die Maschinenproduktion): Deutsche Maschinentechnik im Zeitgeschehen - Konrad Langenheim: Rohstoff für Käse, Öl, Leder und Medizin aus der Fleischwirtschaft - Staatsrat Rudi Peukert: Kartoffelkraut als Rohstoffquelle - Erich Rammler: Die Verwendung fossiler Brennstoffe als feste Kraftstoffe - Peter Reinhold: Zellstoff und Papier aus Kartoffelkraut - Martin Reuter: Glas als Austauschwerkstoff - Hans Röhrig: Neue Wege des Aluminiums - Ernst Ruska: Neue Wege der Mikroskopie - Gauleiter und Reichsstatthalter Fritz Sauckel: Ein neuer Rohstoff durch eine geniale Idee des Führers (Kartoffelkraut), S.694 - von Shell (Generalmajor und Generalbevollmächtigter für das Kraftfahrwesen): warum Gasgeneratoren freilich reichen Staatsrat Walther Schieber: Kartoffelkraut, Solano - Paul Schmidt: Krieg und Kraftfahrtforschung - Kurt Schmidt: Vergasung und Gasmotor - Emil Sörensen: Der Fahrzeug-Dieselmotor - Kurt Uhlemann: Anwendung und Verformung von Plexiglas - Claus Ungewitter (Reichsbeauftragter für Chemie): Chemieerfolg, Gemeinschaftsleistung - Die deutsche Flugzeugindustrie - Die Ju 52 und ihr Schöpfer - Die Reichswerke "Hermann Göring" - Staatssekretär Herbert Backe: Sicherung der Produktion / Verbrauchslenkung im Kriege / Kriegsernte 1940 - Günther Bandat: Holz als Treibstoff im Generator - Gustav Behrens: Erzeugungschlacht 1940 - Fritz Brauer (Leiter der Reichsarbeitsgemeinschaft Holz): Planmäßige Holzabfallwirtschaft - R. Walther Darre (Reichsminister für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft): Gegen die Aushungerung - W. Leander: Deutsches Rapsfett - Direktor Willi Kniese: Sicherung des Tankholzbedarfs - Hans Mosolff: Einsatz der Gefrierwirtschaft für die Vorratswirtschaft - Wilhelm Rudorf: (Direktor des Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institutes für Züchtungsforschung): Aufgaben und Leistungen der Pflanzenzüchtung - Franz Wirz: Nahrungserzeugung und Nahrungsauswertung - Oskar Zweigler: Erfolg der Milcherzeugungsschlacht - Die neue Bauernsiedlung im Warthegau - Staatsrat John Eßberger: Deutsche Seeschifffahrt im Jahre 1939 - Walter Kleineo: Die elektrischen Lokomotiven der Deutschen Reichsbahn - Heinrich Riensberg: Aufgaben des Hamburger Hafens im Kriege -Friedrich Ross: Wasserstraßen in der Neugestaltung des deutschen Ostens - Direktor M. Schulz: Gegenwärtige Lage und künftige Aufgaben des Hafens Königsberg - Otto Thiessen (Hafendirektor): Der Seehafen Stettin und seine neuen Verkehrsaufgaben -Hafenoberverwaltungsrat Dr. Thomsen: Danzig und seine Bedeutung im Ostseeverkehr . . . restliche Beschreibung und weitere Bilder s.Nr. 26030 ! Versand an Institutionen auch gegen Rechnung

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         RIVISTA DI FILOLOGIA E D'ISTRUZIONE CLASSICA N.S. ANNO XVIII (LXVIII DELLA RACCOLTA)

      G.CHIANTORE, 1940. ITALIANO 0,61 Annualità completa composta da 4 fascicoli trimestrali rilegati assieme, pagine brunite da fattore tempo, in italiano con parti di testo in greco e latino, rilegatura in mezza tela, rossa con piatti marmorizzati, ingialliti ai bordi e con minime tracce d'uso, dorso con titoli d'oro, leggermente scolorito e con lievissimi segni del tempo USATO

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         [Brass binding die-stamp for]: Puerto Rico: A Guide to the Island of Boriquen

      [New York: Oxford University Press for Puerto Rico Department of Education and The University Society, Inc, 1940. Fine. Brass die-stamp. Irregular shape, measuring 11.25" x 7.75" at its largest dimensions. Original patina, else fine. The binder's stamp for the front board, rear board, and the spine decoration, for the American Guide series volume on Puerto Rico, one of the scarcest books in the series.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 brass die-stamps from the Oxford University Press (mostly centered slightly before, during, and after the War years, when England was experiencing paper shortages). 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 an uncommon title in an avidly collected genre.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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         Heyeh Yeled Tov/ Heye Yeled Tov

      Barlevi/ Barlevy/ Bar Levi/ Bar Levy, Tel Aviv 1940 - Oblong 12mo. Unpaginated (8 leaves). Heavy cardstock illustrated stiff wrappers, with stapled binding. Red lettering on the front cover. The work is a lovely illustrated children's book, comprising 7 pages of text accompanied by 8 full page color lithographic illustrations (including both the front and back illustrated boards). All pages printed on heavy cardstock. Text in Hebrew. Binding with some rubbing to spine, with front cover partially detaching from stapled spine. Some spotting at spine and minor smudging, closed tears and rubbing to edges of front and back covers. Back cover with a 1" chip at the bottom right corner. Interior with some age toning to pages and some light smudging to the edges of a few pages. All images clean and vibrant. Binding in good+, interior in overall very good- condition. Protected by modern mylar. This is book #146 from Barlevy Publishing. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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         SUPERMAN #4-1940-2nd LEX LUTHOR/DAILY PLANET-golden-age dc superhero-NICE COPY!

      DC 1940 - -Classic early SUPERMAN issue. -2nd appearance of Lex Luthor! -2nd mention of the DAILY PLANET. -This copy is solid, tight, flat and complete. Colors on cover are bright and retain a nice glossy appearance. There is a 1 1/2" spine split at bottom, there is one interior page with a piece torn off that affects part of one panel, the piece is included however (see the picture). It appears there was a name written in pencil that has been erased or faded at the top of the cover. There is a color breaking abrasion at the bottom of the cover but this is not a tear, no paper is separated. Staples are tight and rust free. Pages are off-white to cream and very supple. This is an outstanding mid-grade copy without many of the defects associated with copies in this grade range. Condition: VG+

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         other supplement pictures for B.M.I.C.C.N. (Photo Commemorative ALBUM). TIENTSIN CHINE DU NORD 1940-1941 ---FORCES DE TERRE FRANCAISES EN CHINE DU NORD

      Size: 32cm X 22cm,there are 44 pages copper papers except covers, of them 10 pages are in blank. The book was published in Tientsin Press, probabaly privately printing because of no pagination and some pages are in blank. so the "Tientsin 1940-1941" on cover probably is for publishing place, but not for the troops in Tientsin, for there are also images of the regiment in Peking, Tongkou, Shanhaiguan, ChingHuangDao etc places.The B.M.I.C.C.N. forces disappeared from China thereafter when Japanese take over Tientsin concessions. You can neglect the reflect light which I took.

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         The Bride Wore Black

      Simon and Schuster, New York 1940 - First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful copy. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is rich in color with NO chips or tears with minor repair. The book is in excellent shape and is bound in the publisher's blue cloth. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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         [Photo Album]: English Nurse after Dunkirk and in India. World War II

      India, 1940. Near Fine. Oblong quarto measuring 9" x 12.5". String-tied green leather over paper boards. Contains 175 black and white or sepia toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1.5" x 1.5 and 6" x 10" with captions. Worn edges, tears, and rubbing else very good with near fine photographs.A photo album kept by a British nurse in England and India from 1940-1944. The first page shows photos from the grounds of a hospital in Leatherhead, England. Known as Leatherhead Emergency Hospital it was actually the Royal Blind School which had been requisitioned by King's College Hospital as a "national emergency hospital" for the duration of the war. Here the nurse poses with colleagues and wounded survivors of Dunkirk who sit smiling while in wheel chairs, on crutches, and with some covered in bandages. The weeks of fighting in France lead to the evacuation of the British and sent thousands home to England to be treated for wounds. One photo shows the queen exiting a building of the hospital with a nurse and getting into her car. Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, was known for visiting wounded soldiers throughout the country to boost morale as part for the war effort.In 1941 she was sent to India where she started her time at the Western Ghats. These photos show the splendor of the mountain ranges and jungle and include some hand colored snapshots. She continued to explore the country over the next three years attending the Poona Races, visiting the Bombay museum, and taking a trip to Meerut. Throughout the album it is clear she was interested in honing her photography skills and had a good eye for the art. She captured the locals of the cities she visits while they work and interact with each other. One photo shows a snake charmer performing at the Hotel Cecil in Dehli, another captioned, "New Camel, New Wife" shows a recently married couple atop a camel. Women in Kashmir are seen in colorful clothing holding their babies, another photo shows a young man making papier-mache bowels, another shows a group captioned as "prisoners" being marched away. In Meerut she took numerous photos of the wild life and included a photo of a graveyard built for monkeys. She attended local events including the Hindu, Durga Poojah, and Tibetan festivals and took pictures of the gatherings. One of the most striking images is of a man lounging on a bed of nails in Sadhu. She worked at the Poona (Pune) Barrack Hospital which can be seen towards the end of the album. Here she poses with soldiers from the China-Burma-India Theater recovering from their wounds. There are photos captioned "staff" and "patients" that capture the life at the hospital with smiling men goofing off with the nurses. She also attended a military wedding for an officer in Meerut which included uniformed men holding swords for the new couple to walk through. The final photos show a grave site with a large angel statue and a hand colored photo of a meditating statue of Buddha.An interesting account of a British nurse's time serving on both the home front and in India with the medical corps during World War II, especially interesting for the immediacy of the Dunkirk images.

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         Old Routes of Western Iran: Narrative of an archaeological journey carried out and recorded by . Antiquities examined, described and illustrated with the assistance of Fred H. Andrews, .

      London Macmillan 1940 - First edition. 8vo., xxviii, 432pp., coloured folding map in pocket at rear, 112 photographic illustrations, 31 plates of antiquities at end, 25 plans, and 7 maps, publisher's rust cloth, gilt, an excellent copy in the scarce dust-jacket a little defective at front flap and lower spine, a very good copy. A rarity with the original dust-jacket, and one of the scarcer Stein titles, presumably due to its wartime publication. The record of Stein's travels in 1932-6 through Southern and Western Iran from the extreme south-east of Baluchistan to the Persian frontiers with Iraq and Turkey in the hills of Kurdistan. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Religious Texts of the Yezidis. Translation, introduction and notes

      1940 - First English-language edition. With a plate showing 'The Alphabet of the Yezidi-Kurdish Language'. Small 4to. Original yellow printed wrappers; spine dust-solied, first and last leaves slightly foxed. A very good copy of a fragile book. pp. [viii], 97, [1]blank. Jamshedji Maneckji Unvala: Bombay, This fascinating work was first published as Testi religiosi dei Yezidi in Bologna in 1930. When Jamshedji Maneckji Unvala, a PhD student from Heidelberg University, came across Furlani's text, he quickly recognised that it might be of use to himself and other scholars of Zoroastrianism: ?.I found on its perusal that later Zoroastrianism had contributed not a little to the formation of the doctrine of the Yezidi religion and that some religious customs and beliefs of the Yezidis had a striking resemblance to those of the Zoroastrians of India and Iran? (p.vi). He therefore set about making an English translation, which was originally intended for publication in the journal of the K. R. Cama Oriental Institute. Though this did not come to fruition, he continued his research and delivered a paper at the institute (The Yezidi sect of Kurdistan; a comparison of its religious customs and beliefs with those of the Zoroastrians of India and Iran) in 1935. When his Religious texts of the Yezidis eventually appeared - self-published in 1940 - it reflected his interest; the preface, notes and appendix (which includes the aforementioned paper, pp. 88-93) all seeking to link the Yezidi texts to the history of Zoroastrianism. The result is a book of dual-interest, attractive to scholars of both religions. Copac locates two holdings in the UK, at Durham and Oxford. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         The Grapes of Wrath

      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1940. Limited. Hard Cover. very good/very good. Two volume set. Lithographs by Thomas Hart Benton. Limited to 1146 copies of which is is set # 408. Signed by Benton. Bound in rawhide leather . Tissues show a lot of wear with chipping and creasing and tears. Some light rubbing to spine of Volume one. in slipcase.

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         Eggs, Beans and Crumpets.

      London: Herbert Jenkins Limited, 1940 - Octavo. Original orange cloth, spine lettered in black. With the dust jacket. Spine ends gently bumped, slight fading at heel of spine, some small closed tears and shallow chips to dust jacket. A very good copy. First edition (preceding the US edition by three weeks and with different contents), first impression, of this collection of short stories. This is the first issue jacket as it is priced 7'6 on the spine panel. McIlvaine A62a. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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         Five Young American Poets

      Norfolk, Connecticut: New Directions, 1940. Fine/Very Good. First edition. Fine in modestly age-toned very good or better dustwrapper. The first commercial book appearance of these five poets, preceding Berryman's and Jarrell's own separate first books by two years. Inscribed by John Berryman to a philosophy professor at Columbia University: "To Irwin Edman: On page 45, a paper on aesthetics long overdue. with sincere regard, John Berryman. Boston 18 Oct 1941." Laid in is the front of the original mailing parcel hand-addressed by Berryman to Edman, with his name repeated in the return address. Page 45 contains Berryman's introduction to the selection of his poems entitled "A Note on Poetry." Both Edman and Berryman both belonged to the Boar's Head Society at Columbia, a social group devoted to poetry. Berryman graduated from Columbia in 1936, so, indeed, his paper (whatever it was) was long overdue.

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         Babar and Father Christmas.

      New York: Random House, 1940 - Quarto. Original yellow-cloth backed pictoral boards, illustrated endpapers. With the dust jacket. Light wear to spine ends and tips, occasional spotting to text block. An excellent copy with creased jacket, sunning and rubbing to spine and a bit of loss to spine ends. Illustrated throughout by Jean De Brunhoff. First edition, first printing. This work was not first published in French until the following year. This is the seventh and final Babar book by Jean de Brunhoff. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Walt Disney's Fantasia + Program Walt Disney Presents Fantasia

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Includes staplebound program. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. All plates present. Gift inscription on free front endpaper. Hinges slightly exposed in a few places. Jacket presents well, price-clipped, chipped and creased along top edge-- heaviest chipping, tears, and creasing on back panel along top and bottom edges. A few small pieces of ph-neutral archival mending tissue on verso. Program is a first as well, in Very Good condition with '40s theater ticket taped to verso of front cover, light wear. Nice copies of two colorful books that evoke the groundbreaking film well.

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         Shortridge Annual, 1940 Kurt Vonnegut’s Senior Annual containing 5 images of him

      Indianapolis 1940 - An original 1940 High School yearbook from Kurt Vonnegut's Senior year at Shortridge High School in Indianapolis, Indiana, with images of Vonnegut as follows: Vonnegut’s individual photograph shown among other individual photographs of 1940 Senior Class members; as a member of the Editorial Staff; as a member of the Student Council, as a member of the Social Committee, and, individually, as an Uglyman — one of the School’s most popular Senior boys of 1940.Vonnegut later described Shortridge as his "dream of an America with great public schools."In Very Good condition with some wear and soiling to the boards, a bit of soiling here and there, and a light tide mark to the outer portion of about 10 or so of the final leaves, this copy is signed by George Schricker on the Music Page (with a line pointing to him) and by eleven others on the page dedicated to Autographs.Established in 1864 as Indiana’s first free High School, the School boasts many notable graduates. Per Wikipedia, other notable Alumni include, but are not limited to:Ada Walter Shulz – painter[5]Albert William Levi – philosopher, first Ralph Waldo Emerson Award recipient, first Washington University Humanities Chair,[13] and Black Mountain College Rector (1947–1950)[14]Andrew Jacobs, Jr. – U.S. House of Representatives, Class of 1949Bill Shirley – actor and singerBooth Tarkington – author (attended but did not graduate from Shortridge)[15]Claude G. Bowers – newspaperman, historian, author and US ambassador, Class of 1896Dan Burton – United States House of Representatives, Class of 1956Dan Wakefield – author, Class of 1950[15]Don Mellett – journalist, editor, Pulitzer Prize winner (posthumous), Class of 1909Easley Blackwood – internationally acclaimed composer, pianist and professor of music at University of Chicago, Class of 1950Frank J. Anderson – first African-American sheriff of Marion County, Indiana, IHSWCA Hall of Fame wrestler, Class of 1959Honor Moore – poet and non-fiction writer, whose works include The Bishop's Daughter, memoir of relationship with her father, Episcopal Bishop Paul Moore, Class of 1963Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. – acclaimed best-selling author of Slaughterhouse-Five and other novels, lecturer, professor, World War II veteran, Class of 1940[15]Hans Paul Mengering – structural engineer, highly decorated and wounded World War II 82nd Airborne glider veteran, and late stepfather (1983–2013) of humorist David Letterman, Class of 1940 [16][17][18][19]Kurt Vonnegut, Sr. – architect of Vonnegut & Bohn and Vonnegut, Wright & Yeager, Class of 1902Lebbeus Woods – experimental architect and artist, Class of 1959Madelyn Pugh – writer for I Love Lucy and The Lucy Show, Class of 1938Marguerite Young – English teacher at Shortridge who received international recognition for her 1965 epic novel Miss MacIntosh, My Darling, Class of 1926Mary Fink - civil servant Class of 1934Charles Jordan - professional basketball player, Indiana Pacers, Europe, class of 1972Mary Ritter Beard – historian and feminist scholarMaurice E. Shearer – Brigadier General, Marine Corps, led Marines in World War I Battle of Belleau Wood, France; awarded Navy Cross, Army Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, French Legion of Honor, Aide to Secretary of the Navy Fleet, used USS Indianapolis as his normal flagship, US AmbassadorNoble Sissle – musician, composerPaul Harmon, management consultant and business authorRaymond A. Spruance – Admiral, commander of Task Force 16 at Midway; as Commander of Central Pacific Force, later 5thRichard Lugar – United States Senator, Class of 1950[15]Wallace Terry – journalist and oral historian, Class of 1956William E. McAnulty, Jr. – attorney, First African American justice on the Kentucky Supreme Court, Class of 1965William Afflis – professional player (Green Bay Packers) and professional wrestler as "Dick the Bruiser", Class of 1947Clinton L. Hare – manager, organizer, football coach, attorney, grocer, Class of 1883Lloyd " [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         RAOUL DUFY Lettre autographe signée sur la peinture

      - Lettre autographe signée à une amie. Céret 13 juin 1940 ; 2 pages in-4°. Belle lettre de Dufy pendant les heures sombres de la guerre : Il est heureux d’avoir reçu sa lettre qui a été « un rayon bienfaisant dans ce moment si triste ( ) ». Il ne se doutait pas en la quittant « sur la méditerranée ( ) que les chose prendraient si vite cette tournure quoique votre anxiété secrète fut grande ». Le peintre lui donne les dernières nouvelles depuis leur séparation : « J’ai quitté Grasse pour Nice la santé de ma femme étant meilleure, mais ne me permettait pas le retour immédiat sur la Normandie. Ensuite j’ai quitté Nice avec l’intention de remonter sur Paris, mais l’encombrement m’empêchait de garder avec moi bagages matériel et documents et travaux nouveaux et je ne voulais pas risquer de perdre en routes des choses qui sont précieuses pour mon travail. Je suis donc venu ici attendre la suite des évènements. J’ai retrouvé Artigas et me suis mis au travail mais depuis trois ou quatre jours mon courage est ébréché. Votre témoignage d’amitié me fortifie. Je vais vous envoyer quelques aquarelles. » Il a des nouvelles de Bignon, Michel est passé de l’action à l’arrière, Bernard est revenu en Suisse, il pense que Thérèse est de retour à New York, le sénateur est-il en Algérie ? Pour sa part : « Je suis installé dans une petite maison au milieu d’un jardin de légumes. Je ne changerai pas de maison sans emporter ce que j’y ai amené et qui est difficile pour le transport et puis la recherche de la sécurité me semble bien chimérique ( ) » Je ne me suis pas encore habitué à ce Roussillon ou je suis quoique sa lumière soit attrayante pour un peintre, que ce soit la Mecque du cubisme, que les promenades soient ombragées de beaux platanes, et ornées de statues de Maillol et de Manolo et que le paysage soit fort beau ( ) » [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Farewell My Lovely

      Knopf, New York 1940 - Advance issue of the 1st edition. Original wrappers (bound into the dustjacket as published). 1 scratch to the front cover, else a fine copy with no fading, even to the spine. Laid-in is the publisher's review slip, and their stamp is on the top page edges (as issued). This perishable state (probably 5% of the 7,500 copy 1st printing) precedes the hardbound issue. It's not a rare book but it is a difficult one to find in this flashy condition. And because scarred copies are always available, desperate sellers try to portray them favorably by conjuring up a flattering physical description, that wickedly employs dismissal and subterfuge in a dervish dance of shifty lingo, reminiscent of the Cirque du Soleil contortionist. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Le Farfalle Diurne d'Italia. Vol. 1-5

      Firenze: Casa Editrice Marzocco, 1940-1953. 5 vols, 75 col + 27 b/w plates. . HB. Bound in 5 vols, 4to (350x260mm), cont. cloth, gt, rubbed, some minor wear. Illustrations from original wrappers pasted to front endpapers of vols 1 and 2; some scattered foxing to vol. 1; bindings cracked in several places between gatherings, but still firm; blind stamp to title-pages. Very good set.. Text Italian. Scarce and important work on Italian butterflies. Numbered edition of 1000 copies (vols 1-3) or 800 (vols 4-5). Vols 3-5 were each issued as two parts (Text + Plates). Vol. 1: Considerazioni Generali e Hesperides, [#139/1000], 1940, pp. xxxiv, (2), 131, col frontis, b/w plates I-II, col plates 1-4; Vol. 2: Lycaenida, [#144/1000], 1943, pp. xii, 401, (1), col plates 5-19, b/w plates III-IX; Vol. 3: Papilionida - Papilionidae, Pieridae, Text [#610/1000], 1947, pp. xvi, 318, (1); Plates [#784/1000], 1950, pp. (2), col plates 20-37, b/w plates X-XIV; Vol. 4: Papilionida - Libytheina, Danaina e Nymphalina (Apaturidae, Nymphalidae), Text [#252/800], 1950, pp. xxv, 380, (2); Plates [#186/850], 1951, pp. (2), col plates 38-53, b/w plates, 54, XV-XX; Vol. 5: Papilionida - Nymphalina (Satyridae), Text [#281/800], 1953, pp. xix, 354; Plates [#260/800], 1953, pp. (2), col plates 55-74, b/w plates XXI-XXVI..

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         Iliade

      Società Anonima Editrice Dante Alighieri, Genova-Roma-Napoli-Città di Castello 1940 - Biblioteca classica – Scrittori greci e latini INTERLINGUE Libro III. Testo, traduzione e note a cura di Antonio Giusti. Brossura con bordi usurati, ingiallita, macchiata, con fioritura; firma d’appartenenza e tracce di cera lacca al piatto anteriore. Grande macchia marrone su taglio superiore che continua al margine superiore di alcune pagine e del piatto posteriore. Tagli e fogli bruniti con fioritura. Annotazioni manoscritte a matita e penna. Firma d’appartenenza al frontespizio e tra le pagine.

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         [Photo Album]: English Nurse after Dunkirk and in India. World War II

      India, 1940. Near Fine. Oblong quarto measuring 9" x 12.5". String-tied green leather over paper boards. Contains 175 black and white or sepia toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1.5" x 1.5 and 6" x 10" with captions. Worn edges, tears, and rubbing else very good with near fine photographs.A photo album kept by a British nurse in England and India from 1940-1944. The first page shows photos from the grounds of a hospital in Leatherhead, England. Known as Leatherhead Emergency Hospital it was actually the Royal Blind School which had been requisitioned by King's College Hospital as a "national emergency hospital" for the duration of the war. Here the nurse poses with colleagues and wounded survivors of Dunkirk who sit smiling while in wheel chairs, on crutches, and with some covered in bandages. The weeks of fighting in France lead to the evacuation of the British and sent thousands home to England to be treated for wounds. One photo shows the queen exiting a building of the hospital with a nurse and getting into her car. Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, was known for visiting wounded soldiers throughout the country to boost morale as part for the war effort.In 1941 she was sent to India where she started her time at the Western Ghats. These photos show the splendor of the mountain ranges and jungle and include some hand colored snapshots. She continued to explore the country over the next three years attending the Poona Races, visiting the Bombay museum, and taking a trip to Meerut. Throughout the album it is clear she was interested in honing her photography skills and had a good eye for the art. She captured the locals of the cities she visits while they work and interact with each other. One photo shows a snake charmer performing at the Hotel Cecil in Dehli, another captioned, "New Camel, New Wife" shows a recently married couple atop a camel. Women in Kashmir are seen in colorful clothing holding their babies, another photo shows a young man making papier-mache bowels, another shows a group captioned as "prisoners" being marched away. In Meerut she took numerous photos of the wild life and included a photo of a graveyard built for monkeys. She attended local events including the Hindu, Durga Poojah, and Tibetan festivals and took pictures of the gatherings. One of the most striking images is of a man lounging on a bed of nails in Sadhu. She worked at the Poona (Pune) Barrack Hospital which can be seen towards the end of the album. Here she poses with soldiers from the China-Burma-India Theater recovering from their wounds. There are photos captioned "staff" and "patients" that capture the life at the hospital with smiling men goofing off with the nurses. She also attended a military wedding for an officer in Meerut which included uniformed men holding swords for the new couple to walk through. The final photos show a grave site with a large angel statue and a hand colored photo of a meditating statue of Buddha.An interesting account of a British nurse's time serving on both the home front and in India with the medical corps during World War II, especially interesting for the immediacy of the Dunkirk images.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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         Fine portrait photo by Dorothy Wilding signed and dated (The Queen Mother, 1900-2002, Queen of George VI)

      1940 - showing her head and shoulders in semi profile wearing long strings of pearls and a tiara, 6" x 5" in mount 11" x 7" framed and glazed in a gilt frame with a crown at the head, 13" x 9½", no place, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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         Men in Print. Essays in Literary Criticism

      The Golden Cockerel Press, London 1940 - First Edition, No. 488 of 500 copies. Introduction by A.W. Lawrence. 1 vols. 4to. O'Brien A229 Original quarter blue Niger morocco and cream linen by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Near fine copy, with contemporary ownership signature, and also that of Lawrence biographer Jeremy Wilson Introduction by A.W. Lawrence. 1 vols. 4to [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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         RADIO STORY" [HULLABALOO]

      N.p. 1940 - Screenplay bound in beige cloth and gilt-stamped brown leather. Quarto. Mimeographed sheets printed on the rectos only; 105 pp. This script is dated August 20, 1940 [the film was in production between August 21 and September 17, 1940, and had a U.S. release date on October 25, 1940]. Screenplay by Nat Perrin and an uncredited Dorothy Yost, based on an idea by Val Burton and Bradford Ropes. Produced by Louis K. Sidney and directed by Edwin L. Marin, the cast included Frank Morgan, Virginia Grey, Dan Dailey, Billie Burke, Nydia Westman, Ann Morriss, Donald Meek, Reginald Owen, Charles Holland, Leni Lynn, Virginia O’Brien, Curt Bois, Sara Haden, Larry Nunn, Barnett Parker, George Lessey, Cy Kendall, and Connie Gilchrist. This is Dan Dailey's personal copy of the script. The binder has neglected to include the title page and the covers are slightly rubbed and stained, else very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: De Montfort Books]
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         [Original Portrait Photograph of Charles Laughton]

      [New York], 1940. Original borderless gelatin silver print, 35 x 27 cm (11 x 14"). Formerly matted, it would appear, with residue of mat tape on verso at tips and one edge, otherwise about fine. A striking and characteristic portrait by Van Vechten of the British actor, director and dramatist, seated backward in a chair, looking off camera, slightly to his left. With Van Vechten's studio stamp on the verso, and with his manuscript subject identification, negative number and date in ink (April 4.1940, negative number IV.R.32). Three images from the same sitting are in the Library of Congress Van Vechten photo archive catalogue, but not this particular image. Five images from this sitting are in the Van Vechten photo archive catalogue at Yale, but not this particular image. KELLNER G737.

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         Maïakovskii Dramaturg ("Mayakovsky dramatist")

      Gos.Izdat.Iskusstvo, Moskva-Leningrad 1940 - Rare First edition. Moscow Leningrad.1940. Very good condition. 20cm.155 pages. Original publisher's illustrated card boards. Photographic portrait of Mayakovsky frontispiece. More pictures on request. Please, do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Mayakovskii - plakatist. Kriticheskii ocherk [i.e. Mayakovsky as Poster Artist. Critical Review]

      Moscow: Iskusstvo, 1940. 74 pp.: ill., 1 port.; 22,5x17,5 см. In original illustrated card boards. Covers rubbed, tears and losses to the spine, markings and bookshop labels on the rear pastedown, previous owner's pencil markings and a few drawings in the text (p. 50 and 54). Otherwise very good. The first edition on Maykovsky as a poster maker. It examines his interest to satire images and his work with ROSTA windows for two years (1919-1921). During this period he made few thousands drawings and captions. Poster substituted magazines, newspapers, ads etc. Mayakovsky revived Russian folk lubok and gave it sharpness and expression. During his time with ROSTA they invented stencil producing which let them send their posters to 47 towns of the Republic. Text is accompanied by black and white illustrations.

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        Cemeteries of Armant I.

      The Egypt Exploartion Society 1940 - B0010001DK B0010001DK Very Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: No Jacket) Cloth, 33 cm, Text volume, xii + 300 pages. ; Plates volume, 78, including plans & maps. Very good set.

      [Bookseller: Moe's Books]
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