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        The Beloved Returns: Lotte In Weimar (Signed Limited Edition In Slipcase)

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. 1st Edition. Hardcover. As New/Near Fine. Signed by Author(s). 1st Printing 453 Pp. + Catalog At End. Book Is As New, Not A Trace Of Wear Or Fading. Dj Without Wear, No Chips, Tiny Tears Where Flap Folds Meet Spine, Usual Light Sunning/Browning To Exposed Panels. Slipcase Lightly Used, 1" Abrasion And Another 1/4" Abrasion At Front Corners And A Light Bump To One Rear Corner.

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        The Beloved Returns. Lotte in Weimar

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. First U.S. edition in English. #203 of 395 copies printed on Rives Liampre All-rag Paper, signed by the author. Translated from the Greman by H. T. Lowe-Porter. x, 453, [7] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Pink paper over boards, blue cloth spine, t.e.g.. About fine in a paper over boards slipcase with number on spine. First U.S. edition in English. #203 of 395 copies printed on Rives Liampre All-rag Paper, signed by the author. Translated from the Greman by H. T. Lowe-Porter. x, 453, [7] pp. 1 vols. 8vo.

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        Fifi

      S&S 1940 - NY, 1940, first edition, S&S, pictorial boards, 9¼" x 12¼", 46 pages, DW ($2.00). Fifi, (the alter ego of the Bemelamns' miniature white poodle, Little Bit) and herAfrican adventure and escape. The stylized African cannibals probably will delay reprinting. Not ex-library, no internal marks, clean and tight. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      US: Scribners, 1940 Very Good to Near Fine book with slight shelf wear, a couple of spots of very slight foxing to boards, touch of wear to red title block, some very mild age toning and offsetting to paste-downs and end pages – much nicer than is common with this title. Pages 75-81  have small dog-ear creases at bottom corner. Apparently a binding flaw, since page edges were not cleanly trimmed. Previous owner’s blind-stamped impression to front end page which states Bonelli, Crystal Bay Nevada; in a Good to Very Good  1st state dust jacket that has considerable edge and corner wear with small tears and small chips, rubbing color loss especially edges and folds, two small closed tears both edge front panel with crease between the two just below second half of Hemingway. Red lines and lettering on spine has slight sun fade. A proper first printing with Scribners "A" on copyright page, price on front flap of $2.75, no mention of photographer on back jacket panel, and illustrator’s name "Neely" bottom corner front panel - all as per Grissom 2011 bibliography.

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        The Milan Grill Room: Further Adventures of Louis, the Manager, and Major Lyson, the Raconteur

      Hodder and Stoughton, London 1940 - Blue cloth stamped in black on the spine. A bit of foxing to bottom edge, endpapers slightly tanned, upper corners bruised. Still a near fine copy in a striking very good dustjacket with very mild chipping to the edges and a darkened spine panel. Collects ten short stories featuring Charles Lyson. Dustjacket illustration by Bip Pares. Rather scarce.; Octavo. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        I Married Adventure

      Lippincott, 1940 A very good first edition with a letter signed by the author laid in.

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        THE AFRICAN QUEEN

      Modern Library 1940 - First Modern Library edition, early reprint. (rear panel of dustjacket states "over 290 great titles to choose from") and the inside of the jacket lists 292 titles. Originally published in 1935 by Heinemann. Grey cloth-covered boards with same color topstain. Foreword for this edition by Forester. Droll inscription by Forester on the half-title page to actress/inventor Hedy Lamaar. "To Hedy Lamarr with love, even though she doesn't remember me, from C.S. Forester." Additionally the small ownership stamp of Canadian actor/author Alexander Knox is on the title page. Shelfwear on board edges, mostly at corners, beginning page toning; dustjacket with chipped corners, dampstain on front flap fold, minor soiling and toning. Good condition in a Good dustjacket with an archival cover. In a long career that included such films as "The Sea Wolf," "The Vikings," "The Longest Day," "Khartoum," "You Only Live Twice," "Gorky Park," Knox was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of President Woodrow Wilson in Zanuck's "Wilson." He was the author of six adventure novels. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        o. T. [Flüchtlinge]. Oel auf Leinwand.

      54 x 33 cm, Links unten monogr. u. dat. FM 1940. - Frans Masereel (1889-1972) bedeutender belgischer Grafiker, Zeichner und Maler, enger Freund von Stefan Zweig, der vor allem für seine beeindruckenden, von starken Emotionen geprägten Holzschnitte bekannt ist. Er vertrat in seiner Kunst einen konsequenten Humanismus. Er stellte die Menschen in ihrer Verlorenheit und Verlassenheit in der modernen Zivilisation dar, ohne indessen als Pessimist gelten zu können. Denn gleichzeitig lieferte er Beispiele für Handlungsmöglichkeiten, um dem Menschlichen in einer sich entmenschlichenden Welt den ihm gebührenden Platz zu sichern. Beispiele hierfür sind die 80 Holzschnitte "Das Gesicht Hamburgs" oder die 100 Holzschnitte des Zyklus "Die Stadt" (1925). 1919 erschien seine Folge von 167 Holzschnitten "Mein Stundenbuch", die in Deutschland 1920 von Kurt Wolff verlegt wurde.Eine Freundschaft verband ihn mit Henry Gowa, der ihn nach Saarbrücken holte, wo er von 1947 bis 1951 die Meisterklasse für Malerei an der neugegründeten Schule für Kunst und Handwerk leitete.Frans Masereel regte am 26. September 1953 gemeinsam mit den deutschen Künstlern HAP Grieshaber, Erich Heckel, Gerhard Marcks, Ewald Mataré, Otto Pankok, Max Pechstein, Karl Rössing und anderen in Zürich an, die "XYLON Societé Internationale des Graveurs sur Bois" zu gründen. Diese Gründung der Internationalen Vereinigung der Holzschneider XYLON wurde beschlossen und Masereel war ihr erster Präsident.1956 schuf er ein weiteres großes Holzschnittwerk, 100 Blätter unter dem Titel "Mijn Land". 1964 erhielt Masereel den Kulturpreis des Deutschen Gewerkschaftsbundes.Eine Dauerausstellung von Masereel-Werken gibt es im Frans Masereel Centrum in Kasterlee bei Antwerpen.

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        The Yearling

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. Twentieth Printing (1940). Signed by the author on the front free end paper. In Very Good condition, lacking the dust jacket. Light staining to spine cloth, light edge wear to the exterior. A nice copy, signed by the author.

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        Fine typed letter in French with translation, signed 'Farouk R.', to King George II of the Hellenes (1920-1965, King of Egypt, reigned 1936-1952)

      1940 - (1890-1947, reigned 1922-1924 and 1935-1947), saying "It is with the deepest distress that I have learnt by Your Majesty's letter of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Christopher, Your Majesty's Most Dear and Beloved uncle", 1888-1940, fifth son of George I, "which took place at Athens the 21st January last", and praying "the Most High to take the August Departed into His mercy and to spare Your Majesty all other occasion of sadness", he sends "My most sincere condolences . and . the assurance of high esteem and unalterable friendship", 1 side folio and conjugate blank with envelope, Royal Palace of Abdin, Cairo, the 26th May Prince Christopher's widow Princess Françoise was a daughter of the Duc de Guise, pretender to the French Throne.

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        A rare eight panel nursery frieze by Clifford Webb showing the arrival of animals to Noah's Ark.

      Each panel, landscape: 25.5 x 76.5cm. Slight damage to some blank corners, else an excellent set in classic Webb style, contained in the original worn, cloth-edged case. A book entitled, Noah's Ark, illustrated by Webb, was published in 1949.

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        Le Mythe d'Ulysse, tapuscrit

      First new version of the autograph manuscript of 17 pages, written in 1935. Manuscript writing very dense, full excluding the last 13 lines of printed text, with many erasures, corrections and additions. Complete typescript with a few variations from the manuscript and a copy of the first edition published in 1947 and finally published in 1950 is attached. In 1935, Blanchot has been working for 3 years on Thomas the Obscure (he completed in 1940) when interrupts his writing "that would not stop" to write the last word, a short story he describes as "an attempt to bypass another book underway to overcome the interminable and get a more linear narrative, yet painfully complex, a silent decision ... ". In 1983, Blanchot, referring to the motivations of this "innocent text where murderers omens of future time resounded," can not say "how it is written and how unknown requirement, it has the answer." "It was not a text for publication," he says in the afterword of hindsight. The last word will indeed published 12 years later in 550 copies in the collection golden age (although it went bankrupt at the same time, the book will be on sale in 1950) . So the first story is meant at once the last word and the refusal of its unveiling. "Surely begin to write immediately to achieve at the end (...), this means at least hope not to make a career and finding the shortest path to finish early." In this "Apocalypse" Blanchot leads his own novel being written: Thomas, the hero, and is ironically called the new power otherwise without express "what happened to him [that] saying nothing happened ". But if, starting with the last word, Blanchot marks the end of writing, it is an end that remains unpublished. And when the book is finally published, it will be more of a work already substantial: Thomas the Obscure, Amminadab, Faux pas, the Most High, Death Sentence and The Share of fire. Therefore, the last word is not "waiver be Master and Judge," but a written waiver of this "itself in vain." It can no longer be "the unusual resolution to deprive [Language] to support (...) that is to say more than language" but, as part of the work, there is a "word to say and do not say. ". A word rewritten by the writer he became transformed by writing and by war. This is the inaugural version, first draft of thirty young Blanchot, we present here and C. Bident his biographer, thought "probably never know." Narrative foundation, basic writing, many scholars have studied the last man, "painfully complicated" as even the author, but who calls a few "prophetic" pages a reflection on language (and, through him, totalitarianism) marking the second part of the century. Now we present the manuscript written in 1935 and until then unknown, differs considerably from the following two versions of 1947 and 1983. Written in the third person (the later will they, homodiégétiques) the story is much longer. It contains descriptions and including many deleted scenes that will be removed in the published versions: "The sun bathed [plaza] a fiery light of huge mirrors, placed at the four corners, be kicked around in a maze of colors . "" A cloud was soon raised to the ceiling, black cloud crossed by small glowing patches. "" I am worried, he said. I was wrong to leave earlier this house when I get home, surrounded by torches are extinguished one by one. What will I find now? How to live without I guideline? Can you tell me anything? "" Some children, head blackened coal, removed the sand in which they were buried, and trying to achieve with small white stones they drew from their pocket, they reviled in their incomprehensible language. "" Taking advantage of the lull, dogs out of their hole, as if they had been secretly excited by a master, they rushed to the sleeper by pulling on their links. They tried to right, left, then discovering it under the covers, they are slipped badly, small first, then the big dog, like a vicious bunch of kids. "" The intoxication of being together having lost younger pushed them into their own home as if she had ceased to be theirs, and they threw screams waking intruders from their homes. "But this manuscript provides the exegete especially demonstrative few passages that provide clarification on the meaning of the story:" Until is not an indifferent manner to the past and the future. If it is intended to extend a veil over what approach, if a link between, by mutual repulsion, separate time moments it appears from something, something else is not shown, however, that such limit. "" They whom nothing was forbidden to speak and who knew, behaved as if their knowledge had been to break with the language. "" The disciple on this admission, redoubled adoration, give themselves shots that change them into what they can be. At first common deception, they ran, one to an animal world, the other to a riveted himself a slave. "" They wanted to laugh again nonsense, is torturing a lie, but, having no other way to stand as the apotheosis, they lost sight of their mutual desire for death and blissfully enjoyed the rest. "A key reading these valuable addition changes that reflect real shifts of the author. If the most important is, of course, the choice of the first person in later versions, some lexical variations are also very significant. Thus: "I offer the spectacle of my vices" in the manuscript and typescript 1935 becomes: "I offer the spectacle of my mistakes" in the published version of the same in 1947. "This is an extract from the speech the third city "becomes" This is an excerpt of the speech on the third on the third State "; "A noise (...) was one stroke the whole town" becomes "was one stroke all the people" and "... on a deck of onomatopoeia" becomes "... a gateway ranting." Finally, it is a lyrical Blanchot that reveals this "abrupt call of language": "She had her hair hanging these broad wings velvet are a promise of transformation." "... When the sun casting its light shining against the mirrors everywhere, stopped above the esplanade and heard this loud voice, private mysteriously vowels and consonants, which announces the sharing of spaces" "Shouts of the crowd came and brought calls for an immense distress. "" He ran on the book and bit his teeth, as if he had made insensitive despite the bitterness of those old pages. ". In hindsight Blanchot hesitate to comment, however, that this text provides for the third time and he took care to revise again, 50 years after its first release. However, it brings some bits of explanations that reveal the importance of this little story in the life and work of one of the most mysterious writers of the twentieth century: "The last word has to tell main line, as having instead, the total wreck, the narrative itself can not therefore be preserved, and impossible or absurd, unless he should claim prophetic, heralding a future in the past already there or saying there always when there is nothing: either there wearing nothing and prevent the annihilation that it can not escape its long-term process which is rehashing and eternity. " S.n. s.l. s.d. (circa 1940) 49 feuillets A4 (21x26,5cm) en feuilles

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        The Case of the Rolling Bones

      Heinemann, 1940 A fine first British edition in a fine dust jacket, with original price of 7/6 on spine. First Published 1940 on copyright page. Unread copy.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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        Gweledigaetheu y Bardd Cwsc Visions of the Sleeping Bard

      The Gregynog Press, Newtown, Montgomeryshire 1940 - VG, 1940, 1 illustration. Limited edition, private press. In red quarter morocco over decorated plum coloured cloth, rounded edges, corners rubbed. Spine, gilt tooling & titles. Internally, half title, frontis, [4], (v-xi), [1], [1], 2-213 pp, [1], [1], 1 illustration (by Blair Hughes-Stanton). A couple of tiny spots to cloth, Welsh armorial bookplate to fpd, top edge cut remainder not, some faint edge browning, binders stamp to epd (Gregynog Press Bindery). An edition limited to 155 copies at 25s. Bilingual text, Welsh on Verso, English on Recto. (Folio, 205*280 mms). (Harrop 41, p207). The 24th edition of this Welsh classic and the translation is the 3rd to appear in English. Ellis Wynne appeared at a time when his country had sore need of him, when the appointed teachers of the nation were steeped in apathy and corruption, when ignorance and immorality overspread the land¿the darkest hour before the dawn. He was one of the early precursors of the Methodist revival in Wales, a voice crying in the wilderness, calling upon his countrymen to repent. He neither feared nor favored any man or class, but delivered his message in unfaltering tone, and performed his alloted task honestly and faithfully. How deeply our country is indebted to him who did her such eminent service in the days of adversity and gloom will never be known. And now, in the time of prosperity, Wales still remembers her benefactor, and will always keep honored the name of Ellis Wynne, the Sleeping Bard. (Gutenberg Project) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Correspondance complète de Maurice Blanchot avec sa mère, sa soeur Marguerite, son frère René et sa nièce Annick.

      Exceptional collection of more than 1000 letters signed autographs Maurice Blanchot, addressed primarily to his mother Mary, his sister and niece Margaret Annick and some letters to his brother René and his sister Anna. We join more than 400 letters to the same corresponding but mutilated part, by the family, too intimate passages. This set was kept by Marguerite Blanchot with books autographed her brother and her first fiction and criticism from Maurice Blanchot manuscripts. This complete and unique correspondence, hitherto completely new and unknown to bibliographers, covers the contemporary from 1940 to 1994. The first, more than 230, written between 1940 and 1958 - date of death of Marie Blanchot - addressed to his mother and sister living together in the family home of Quain. Then, from 1958 until 1991, nearly 700 letters to Marguerite are complete and many more are maimed. In the 1970s, 8 letters to his brother René and his sister Anna in which it will then install, have also been retained by Margaret. Finally, a set of 22 letters and complete many other amputees, written in 1962, are addressed to his niece Annick and his son Philip, grand-son of George, the second brother Maurice. If the intense affection Blanchot for his mother and sister reflected in the signing of it, we know almost nothing of their relationship. In the only biographical essay on Blanchot Christophe Bident reveals however: "Margaret worshiped his brother Maurice Blanchot. Very proud of him, [...] it attached great importance to his political ideas [...]. She read a lot [...] They phoned corresponded. distance, they shared the same natural authority, the same concern for discretion. "Blanchot effect addressed to him many books from his library, now with it a continuous intellectual link. The numerous letters from his sister Maurice reveal an intellectual complicity and confidence that the writer will grant almost any other hand. Biographical hand, which dominates the composition of each letter reveals the private world, unknown until now, the most secret of writers. Indeed, brother proves as eloquent with his sister and his mother that the intellectual is discreet with others. Even his closest friends have been able to guess the major health problems that Blanchot had to face during his life and that are exposed here in detail. However, these are intimate about the writing background of this correspondence, which also has the function to share the news of the intellectual, political and social Maurice Blanchot for this deciphers sister who sacrificed their independence and his mother artistic recognition that this renowned organist could claim. Thus, years of occupation in the War of Algeria, May 68 for the election of Mitterrand, Blanchot translated for her sister and her mother's intense and complex world of news, their shared his objective observations as his intellectual affinities and justifies with them her positions and commitments. Testimony unvarnished and without this posture imposed by its intellectual status, Blanchot correspondence with his family also has another unique feature: it is probably the only written record of the profound sensitivity that which we know only the extreme intelligence. This because of the heart and reveals a wonderfully benevolent Mauritius towards religious beliefs of his sister and mother. And it is shameless that the brother punctuates his letters explicit marks of the intense affection he feels for these two women yet so different from those who are his intellectual circle. This valuable collection covers the contemporary from 1940 to Marguerite's death in 1993. There is almost no trace of correspondence dating from before that time except a letter to his patron in 1927, leading to the suspicion that she would was destroyed, perhaps by the will of Blanchot himself. Among the letters to his mother and sister, we found some great recurring themes. War letters in which Blanchot is both reassuring and lucid intellectual son: "Is it approaching death and that makes me immune to smaller cold of existence? " "There is no reason to despair. "At worst, he said," we will regroup on our land. We will find a small island where live modestly and seriously "; "Politics is not going strong. The history of Finland worries me. " "At the repression succeed retaliation [...] This will go from bad to worse. " More personal news chronicling his participation and his troubles with magazines: - In tapping his friend Paul Lévy which he recounts the leak to the free zone, - The Journal of Debates and political upheaval which amends, - Young resigned from France return of Laval - involvement in the survival of the Nrf and the politics of it in these troubled times. "It is absolutely certain that there will be no review in a word, from near or far, key to the policy, and that we will be protected from any" outside influence ". At the first [shadow?] That would suggest that these conditions are not met, I'm going. " An amazing letter about the tragic episode that will become the subject of his latest story, The Moment of my death "Did I say that by deformation and amplified transmissions, there are now in literary circles a version final on the events of June 29, according to which I was saved by the Russians! It's really funny [...] led to another I could reconstruct the sequence of events. " He then recounts at some length them to his mother and his sister, and a few details, there is the story contained in Instant my death. "Here [...] rate as the truth is turned upside down. ... In any case it is certainly well or perhaps in a more extravagant shape our future biographers tell these sad events. " This extraordinary letter sheds light on enigmatic events that knows anyway that under his fictionalized form. At the base of fiction ... there is another fiction! Letters of Liberation through which Blanchot particular expresses its concern for the fate of Emmanuel Levinas: "His camp was liberated, but himself (to what one of his camardes told his wife) refused to participate in the work ... had been sent to a camp refractory officers. It is feared that it happened "something" on the way (and that on March 20). [...] Impenetrable destiny. " He also mentioned the major emerging intellectual figures, friends or not: Sartre: "There is too much distance between our minds. " Char: "One of the greatest French poets of today, and perhaps the largest with Eluard. " Ponge who asks him "a study to appear in a series on literature of tomorrow." And Thomas Mann, whose death in 1955 affected him personally: "It was like a very old friend. " Observer of politics, he shows a benevolent but already suspicious interest in General de Gaulle. "As man is really an enigma. It is certain that only the public good anime, but at the same time, it remains so foreign to reality, so distant beings, so little for politics that one wonders how this venture could succeed. [...] When we will see, he speaks virtually no, but listening to a prodigiously bored. [...] It is still in very good terms with Malraux that plays a huge role in this. In any case, parliamentarians live in fear of this big shadow. " But his view of the future of the country remains severe: "France is no longer a tiny country in the circumstances, be a vassal of one or the other. Finally, it can not be and have been. "Nevertheless, it will be attentive to the fate of the ministry Mendes-France, which he anticipates the fall when he writes:" It will probably be dead tomorrow, killed by resentment, jealousy and hatred of his friends as his enemies. " Post-war correspondence. The year 1949 marked a turning point: "To complete what I started, I need to withdraw into myself as bookish documentation is beneficial only if it is passed by the still silence and solitude. "Followed long reflection on his relationship to writing and to the world:" I know that life is full of pain and it is, in a sense, impossible to accommodate and accept the requirement in ... an old loneliness is the trait that determined my life might agree with this dark side, dark anyway, bequeathed to us by the dear father. " "My plight is that I'm too philosopher for literary and too literary for philosophers. " "I am radically opposed to all forms of attention to the development and literary fame - not only for moral reasons, but because a writer who cares about that has no deep relationship with the literature, like art, profoundly anonymous statement. " Intellectual engagement on Algeria. "What pitiful selfish and stupid people of Algeria. "(May 17, 1958)" And in there the intervention of the General completes the confusion. " Following the ultimatum issued by the conspirators of Algiers on 29: "My anger is deep, and I do not easily accept that we have to mentors Legionnaires who are also, in many cases, torturers" "July 14 is not intended to continue to appear - it is rather a bottle into the sea, a bottle of ink of course! " "As for our personal fate, it should not be too much to care. In the moments when the toggle story is even what is exhilarating: we no longer have to think about ourselves. " "This history when Algeria are running so many young lives and where corrupt so many minds is virtually incurable wound. Although difficult to know where we're going. " "It is strange that requirement of collective responsibility [Manifesto of the 121] makes you abandon yourself, your habits and tranquility in the very necessity of silence. " Physical engagement in May 68. "I asked them to send a telegram to Castro:" Comrade Castro, does not dig your own grave. " " "And I assure you - for there have been many times - it's not fun to fight with thousands and thousands of rampaging policemen ...: it takes enormous courage, immense selflessness. From there is a covenant that can rupture. " "Since early May, I belong to night and day events, well beyond all fatigue and today where police crackdown on my comrades, French and foreigners (I do not do them in difference), I try to cover my weak, very weak authority and, in any case, to be with them in the race. " "Cohn-Bendit (whose father is the rest French, his parents who fled Nazi persecution in 1933), as a German Jew, Jew is two times, and that's what students in their deep generosity, have well understood. " "That's what I wanted to say in any condition so that whatever happens, you remember me without trouble. The future is very uncertain. Repression will accelerate. Never mind, we already belong to the night. " "We are weak and the state is all-powerful, but the instinct of Justice, the requirement of freedom are strong too. Anyway, it's a good way to end his life. " The 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, marked by severe trials, are impregnated with a growing pessimism. "The future will be tough for both [his nephew] because civilization is in crisis, and nobody can be so presumptuous to predict what will happen. Amor Fati, the Stoics and Nietzsche said: like what is for us. " "I'm only in sadness and anxiety misfortune of all, injustice is everywhere, my feeling responsible because we are responsible for others, being always more other than ourselves. " With still a big concern for international politics ... "Everyone is against Israel, poor little people doomed to misfortune. I'm upset. "" Its survival is in valor, his passion, his habit of misfortune, companion of its long history. " "Like you I'm worried about Israel. I do not judge the Arabs; like all people, they have their own set of qualities and flaws. But I live in the anguished sense of danger that threatens Israel, its exclusion, loneliness, there, there, a clearance, they feel again like a ghetto everyone rejects the done to a people born of suffering, to feel too much, never accepted, never recognized, is unbearable. " ... or national "Mitterrand remains in my eyes the best president we could have: cultivated, speaking little, meditating, soviets hate it. " But it is probably the most personal letters in which he shows his love and deep complicity with correspondents who reveal the most interesting and most secret personality of Maurice Blanchot. When confronted with the tragedies of life, son, brother or uncle expresses his love and deep empathy, far from helpless prosaic and commonplace are the natural defense man facing misfortune, Mauritius humbly offers its correspondent to "think" the wounds of the soul, words the highest expression of intelligence: poetry. "I think of you with all my heart, and I am close to you when night comes and darkens in you the chance to live. That, my birthday wish. This is also why, in my place, and according to my forces are small, I will fight and struggle: for your right to freely be happy, for the right of your children, in an absolutely free speech. " "Wait dear Annie, you're right, it is often the silence that speaks best. The dead also teach us silence. Share with them the painful privilege. Uncle Maurice. " S.n. s.l. s.d. (1940-1943) Formats divers ensemble constitué d'environ 1000 lettres complètes et 400 lettres amputées

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        French WWII Poster

      1940. (WORLD WAR II) (DE GAULLE, Charles). French WWII Poster. London: Fosh & Cross, circa 1940. Single sheet measuring 6-1/2 by 10 inches, printed on recto and verso. $4000.Early printing of one of the most famous posters in the history of free France, the poster often called De GaulleÂ’s “call to arms” and displayed across England following his landmark BBC broadcast of June 18, 1940. Printed in French on one side under the banner headline, “A TOUS LES FRANÇAIS,” and in English on the reverse under the headline “TO ALL FRENCHMEN.”Following the resignation of FranceÂ’s Prime Minister Paul Renaud, General De Gaulle resolved to go to London to meet with Churchill and there continue the fight for free France. Recalling his first meeting with the British leader in his War Memoirs, De Gaulle wrote that Churchill “immediately offered me the BBC and put it at my service as somewhere to begin. We agreed that I would use it as soon as the Pétain administration asked for armistice. That very evening we found out that he had done so.” The next day, on June 18, 1940, De Gaulle spoke to the French people via the BBC and ignited the spirit of the free French movement. Within a month, he revisited that memorable speech by writing a version intended for EnglandÂ’s French citizens—to be printed on a poster that would become known as De GaulleÂ’s “call to arms.” First published in London by Achille Olivier Fallek, the poster was displayed throughout Great Britain by the end of July. With text approximately 45 words shorter than the BBC broadcast, De GaulleÂ’s message on the poster summarizes his June 18th speech with a renewed determination, one evidenced by his revision of the broadcastÂ’s opening line, changing “France has lost the battle” to the posterÂ’s “France has lost a battle!” Posters such as this were airdropped behind the lines in occupied France to encourage and unify the Resistance. This copy produced by the London company Fosh & Cross, a leading printer of WWII propaganda posters. Like the first “Fallek” printing and the second by London printer J. Weiner, in the French text of this copy, the “d” in “servitude” has also been replaced by an inverted “p” and shifted upwards, and the “e” in “péril” lacks an accent; these errors were corrected in a third known printing by the British firm of Harrison and Sons. Unlike those first three printings, which were printed on recto only, with the English translation set in a small corner box, the English translation here is printed on the verso. The framing of blue and red, with blue on the outer edge and red inside aligns it with other English printings, unlike French ones with red outside and blue inside. From the library of renowned scholar, writer and diplomat Jacob Baal-Teshuva. Inkstamp “George Torres” below French text.Only very lightest edge-wear to a memorable, about-fine copy.

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        Langner, Reinhold. - "Paar mit Kind".

      - Mischtechnik / Ölkreide & Tusche, auf faserigem Büttenpapier, um 1940. Von Reinhold Langner. 40,5 x 26,5 cm (Darstellung / Blatt). Verso Stempelsignatur "Reinhold Langner". - Minimal fleckig. Guter Erhaltungszustand. Reinhold Langner (1905 Weinböhla - 1957 Ockritz bei Dresden). Deutscher Holzbildhauer, Zeichner und Grafiker. 1922-25 Lehre zum Maurer und Holzbildhauer. 1925-33 Studium der Holzbildhauerei an der Kunstgewerbeakademie Dresden bei Theodor Arthur Winde. 1929/30 Studienreise u.a. nach Italien und Spanien. 1933 Verweis von der Akademie wegen seiner sozialdemokratischen Gesinnung. Bis 1942 freischaffend als Bildhauer tätig; z.B. Schnitzarbeiten an der Marienberger Rathaustür (1938/39). Ab 1943 Lehrer an der Staatlichen Kunstakademie Dresden. 1945-47 kommissarischer Leiter der Akademie der Bildenden Künste Dresden (HfBK). 1946-48 dort Professor für Bildhauerei. 1948/49 Professor für Angewandte Plastik und Rektor an der Hochschule für Werkkunst Dresden. 1949 Wechsel an die Technische Hochschule Dresden als Lehrbeauftragter für Bauplastik, 1952-57 Professur. Ab 1950 Lehrbeauftragter an der Universität Leipzig. Ab 1950 Direktor des Museums für Sächsische Volkskunst im Jägerhof in Dresden. Machte sich um Erhalt und Entwicklung der erzgebirgischen Volkskunst bemüht, weshalb man ihn als "Vater der erzgebirgischen Schnitzer" apostrophierte.

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        Ice Axe Signed

      1940. Signed. HILLARY, Edmund, DIEMBERGER, Kurt, MESSNER, Reinhold, et al. Ice Axe Signed. Austria: Stubai, circa 1940. Wood and steel shaft measures 35 inches; steel blade measures inches. $4200.Authentic vintage ice axe boldly signed at a later date in black ink on the wooden shaft by seven mountaineering legends: Sir Edmund Hillary, Reinhold Messner, Kurt Diemberger, Fred Beckey, Barry Blancard, Thomas Hornbein, and Doug Scott.The seven signatures gathered here commemorate some of the most thrilling and challenging mountaineering adventures to date. In 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary, with Tenzing Norgay, established his reputation as the first to climb Mount Everest, the world's highest peak. Although he ascended Everest only once after the initial summit, Hillary had a profound influence on the Everest area, returning each year to work among the Sherpa people. Reinhold Messner, the world's greatest Himalayan climber, was the first person to ascend the world's fourteen 8000 meter peaks, all without oxygen and many solo. Messner also was the first to climb Everest solo and without oxygen. Austrian Kurt Diemberger climbed six 8000-meter peaks, including Everest and K2, and made first ascents on two of them: Broad Peak near K2 and Dhaulagiri near Annapurna. Doug Scott is perhaps most famous for being the first to ascend the South-West Face of Everest, in 1975, and was also the first Briton to climb Everest. American Fred Beckey is noted for his ascents of the North Cascades and several Alaskan peaks. American Tom Hornbein was one of a team of climbers to first summit Everest via the West Ridge. Canadian Barry Blanchard's notable firsts include ascending the Andromeda Strain on Mt. Andromeda in Canada, the first alpine ascent of the North Ridge of Rakaposhi in Pakistan, and the North Face of Kusum Kanguru in Nepal. Hillary was a prolific author, and Messner and Diemberger are also writers, documenting their many mountaineering experiences in several popular, first-hand accounts. Expected wear and light rust from age and use. Fine condition, an exceptional item.

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        Portrait photograph of Hugh Laing

      [New York, 1940. Bust portrait in profile of the dancer in costume. Gelatin silver print ON CLOTH. 1 vols. 24.5 cm x 20 cm. (approximately 10 x 8 inches). Docketed on verso giving the subject of the photograph. Bust portrait in profile of the dancer in costume. Gelatin silver print ON CLOTH. 1 vols. 24.5 cm x 20 cm. (approximately 10 x 8 inches). Inscribed to Saul Mauriber in 1944 by Laing. Provenance: The estate of Saul Mauriber, Van Vechten's assistant and executor of Van Vechten's photography estate and the compiler of PORTRAITS: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF CARL VAN VECHTEN (1978)

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        Flights Over Ancient Cities of Iran . Special Publication of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago

      Chicago 1940 - folio, original decorative cloth, pps. XXII, 104, 119 plates, 4 archeological maps; covers clean with only slight signs of use; internally very clean and fresh; attractive copy, and rarely to be found in thus condition, please inquire before ordering

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        [Photo Album]: World War II Era Snapshots

      New Jersey. 1940s. Small oblong quarto measuring 7" x 10". String-tied black paper board with "photographs" stamped on the front board. Contains 256 black and white or sepia toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1.5" x 1.5" and 4" x 6" with some captions. Loose pages, worn edges, and tiny tears thus very good with near fine photographs.A photo album of World War II era snapshots kept by an American woman, Helen, who worked in a bank in New Jersey during the 1940s. The photographs show her family and friends posing around their homes, most of which are in the New Jersey area between 1940 and 1945 according to the few captions available. It also appears from two photos of her at an office that she was a bank teller at least part time and was going to high school, photos of her graduating are seen here. Some of the photos show her posing with soldiers on leave and even capture her and her friends trying on their male friend's military uniforms, as well as with a few girls in WAACs and WAVES uniforms. Many of the photos appear to have been sent home from overseas by friends and admirers that she was in contact with during the war. The men she talked to appeared to be in the Navy and Army and are seen here both on duty and home on leave. A few photos were taken in unidentified barracks and camps and one shows a man in a Marines baseball uniform with a "passed censor" stamp on the verso as well as another photo of an Army band. A few other camp photos include one of a man posing with a gun, another shows a group of men repairing a train, and another shows two men goofing off with one carrying the other on his back. Many of the photos taken on leave show the men posing with girls, possibly girlfriends, as well as their parents. One photo shows a pair dressed up for a dance, another shows a naval cadet shaking hands with an army cadet, and another shows a couple posing in a field. A few of the captions mention a "Pete" whom it appears Helen was sending photos and letters to. A photo of her posing by a tree reads, "Helen taken Sunday January 10, 1943 -- Notice the graduation pin and the wrist watch, I still didn't lose them as you can see. That's my new outfit isn't it nice?" An extensive collection of snapshots that reflect the concerns of a young woman on the home front, as well as the military camp life of her correspondents during World War II. .

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        AOA USA. American Overseas Airlines.

      American Overseas Airline. No date. Ca. 1940s. Color lithograph poster, 37 3/4 x 24 inches, mounted on linen. Pinholes in each corner, creases and tears to lower area of image and upper left hand corner now minimized with linen backing. Originally folded with two fold lines scarcely visible. Image clean and bright. This vintage poster by the artistic team Lewitt-Him (Jan LeWitt and George Him) features a small plane flying in a spectacular arc through the large letters AOA. "Printed in England by W.R Royle & Son. Ltd." in lower right corner.

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        Landschaft in Prinzbach (bei Biberach im Kinzigtal) in spätimpressionistischer Bildauffassung, signiert rechts unten. Blick ins Tal bei bewölktem Himmel mit umgebenden bewaldeten Hügeln, im Vordergrund rechts ein Bauernhaus und links ein Bauer mit Kuh auf der Wiese an einem Bachlauf. Ölgemälde auf Leinwand in Spannrahmen

      ca. 1940. - 45 x 59 cm. Zeitgenössischer Holzrahmen. Rückseitig auf dem Spannrahmen mit alter handschr. Bezeichnung "Prinzbach bei Biberach (Kinzigtal)". - Heinrich Bühler (1893 Landau - 1986 Karlsruhe): Maler, 1903 Übersiedlung der Familie nach Offenburg, 1907 Lehre im Büro einer Glasmalerei. 1910-14 Studium an der Kunstakademie Karlsruhe; nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg beendet er sein Studium an der Kunstakademie Karlsruhe (bei Friedrich Fehr und Walter Georgi). Ab 1924 als freischaffender Maler tätig. 1934 Beteiligung an der "Ständigen Kunstausstellung Baden-Baden. Jubiläumsausstellung"; 1941 Beteiligung an der "Oberrheinischen Kunstausstellung" (Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden); Studienreisen nach Italien, Frankreich, Griechenland und in die Niederlande. - Heinrich Bühler malte vor allem Landschaften der badischen Region und Stillleben. Literatur: Mülfahrt, Leo (1987): Kleines Lexikon Karlsruher Maler; Badenia-Verlag; Karlsruhe; S. 167. Sehr gut erhalten. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 5000

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        How to Trade in Stocks

      1940. First Edition . LIVERMORE, Jesse L. How to Trade in Stocks: The Livermore Formula for Combining Time Element and Price. New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, (1940). Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. $20,000.First edition of the only book by Jesse Livermore, one of Wall StreetÂ’s most flamboyant stock traders, featuring the first in-depth explanation of the famed Livermore Formula, his highly successful trading method still in use today, and containing 16 full color charts. A stunning copy in extremely scarce unrestored original dust jacket.The only book written by Jesse L. Livermore, widely believed to be the subject of Edwin Lefevre's fictional biography and investment classic Reminiscences of a Stock Operator. One of the most flamboyant figures on Wall Street in the first half of the 20th century, Livermore made and lost several fortunes and was even blamed for the stock market crash of 1929. Intrigued by Livermore's career, financial writer Edwin Lefevre conducted weeks of interviews with him during the early 1920s. Then, in 1923, Lefevre wrote a first-person account of a fictional trader named ""Larry Livingston,"" who bore countless similarities to Livermore, ranging from their last names to the specific events of their trading careers. Although many traders attempted to glean the secret of Livermore's success from Reminiscences, his technique was not fully elucidated until this work was published in 1940. How to Trade in Stocks offers an in-depth explanation of the Livermore Formula, the trading method, still in use today, that turned Livermore into a Wall Street icon. ""First edition"" stated on copyright page. With bright, exceptionally scarce dust jacket, almost never found. Dust jacket spine with faint hand-printed ""My Experiences"" underneath title.Only lightest edge-wear to exceptionally bright unrestored dust jacket. A fine copy.

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        There Shall Be No Night

      1940. First Edition . Signed. (ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D.) SHERWOOD, Robert E. There Shall Be No Night. New York: Charles ScribnerÂ’s Sons, 1940. Octavo, original burgundy cloth, original dust jacket. $2500.First edition of SherwoodÂ’s powerful WWII drama, awarded the 1941 Pulitzer Prize, an exceptional presentation copy inscribed on the half title by him, reading in part: “For J—- M—- —Dear Mr. M—-, This is probably the best of my playsÂ… Incidentally, this play was a factor in bringing about my close friendship and association with President Roosevelt later in 1940. With best regards, Robert E. Sherwood, March 1952.”This important presentation first edition of SherwoodÂ’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama contains a lengthy inscription him that reads: “For J—- M—-— Dear Mr. M—-, This is probably the best of my plays. It certainly had the greatest impact when first produced early in 1940 when the Red Army was invading Finland, when the ‘Phony WarÂ’ was on in the West, and when the U.S. was crippled with isolationism, despite the leadership of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Incidentally, this play was a factor in bringing about my close friendship and association with President Roosevelt later in 1940. With best regards, Robert E. Sherwood, March 1952.” A highly talented critic and author, Sherwood achieved perhaps his greatest “success as a playwright, scripting such audience favorites as IdiotÂ’s Delight (1936), Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1938), and There Shall Be No Night (1940), for which he won Pulitzer Prizes.” As he indicates in this copyÂ’s inscription, There Shall Be No Night was fundamental in encouraging his “close friendship with the president—campaigning for him, writing speeches, and then, in a most unusual role for a show business personality at that time, becoming involved in foreign policy. During WWII Sherwood served as director of the Overseas Branch of the Office of War InformationÂ… where he created the Voice of America radio network” (Alonso, Robert E. Sherwood, 3-4). There Shall Be No Night, which had its Broadway premiere in April 1940, “brought the horror of the war in Europe to BroadwayÂ… Sherwood donated most of his royalties from the play to aid Finland and Britain” (ANB). He was also a highly regarded screenwriter whose screenplay for The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) won an Academy Award. In addition, as a historian, SherwoodÂ’s “perceptive, detailed study” of Roosevelt and WPA head Harry S. Hopkins, Roosevelt and Hopkins (1948), earned him his fourth Pulitzer Prize, this time in history. First edition with ScribnerÂ’s “A” on copyright page. Containing SherwoodÂ’s preface. Bookseller ticket.Book fine; slight edge-wear, closed tear to front seam of extremely good price-clipped dust jacket. A scarce presentation copy with very memorable inscription.

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        MARXISM UN DARVINISM [MARKSIZMS UN DARVINIZMS]

      Riga: Farlag Kamp 1940 - 1st Yiddish Edition; we could find no record of an earlier edition in any other language. Original paper wrappers. 12mo, 24 pages, 18cm. In Yiddish with alternate Latvian title page. Exceedingly scarce Latvian Yiddish Atheist pamphlet, certainly one of the last Yiddish publications in Latvia; OCLC-Worldcat literally lists not a single Yiddish publication from Riga 1941-1987. "Immediately after the establishment of German authority [in Latvia] in the beginning of July 1941, the elimination of the Jewish and Roma population began, with major mass killings taking place at Rumbula and elsewhere. The killings were committed by the Einsatzgruppe A, and the Wehrmacht. Latvian collaborators, including the 500–1,500 members of the Arajs Commando (which alone killed around 26,000 Jews]) and other Latvian members of the SD, were also involved. 30,000 Jews were shot in the autumn of 1941 with most of the remaining Jewish people being rounded up and put into ghettos. In November and December 1941 the Riga Ghetto became crowded and to make room for the imminent arrival of German Jews, who were being shipped out of the country, all the remaining 30,000 Jews in Riga were taken from the ghetto to the nearby Rumbula Forest and shot" (Wikipedia, 2016). Yaroslavsky (1878-1943), born to an ethnically Jewish family in Chita, was a primary Communist Party historian, journalist, functionary, and ideologue. He was party historian and authored one of the first biographies of Lenin. He was also a staunch atheist and editor-in-chief of the party newspaper, Pravda (Wikipedia, 2016). Yaroslavky was also a leader of "’The Society of the Godless,’ an organization designed to produce anti-religious propaganda. He was a member of the presidium of the Central Control Commission, and co-authored its official charges against Trotsky, [in] 1927. [He was] Denounced by Stalin in 1931 for mentioning Trotskyism into his textbook on the history of Bolshevism" (Encyclopedia of Marxism). Not in OCLC. Ex-library with two institutional stamps on final page. Minor shelfwear and browning pages. Overall Good Condition. Exceedingly scarce. (ZION-10-11) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Malice in Wonderland

      Collins [The Crime Club], 1940 A first edition, first printing published by Collins [The Crime Club] in 1940. A near fine book with some light spotting to the page edge. In a near fine clipped (and repriced) dust wrapper which is in lovely condition A very nice example indeed.

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        Original drawing for a New Yorker magazine cartoon

      [New York, 1940. Pen and ink and wash, signed "Steig" lower left. 6 1/2 x 10 inches. Docketed in pencil and with The New Yorker stamps on verso. Pen and ink and wash, signed "Steig" lower left. 6 1/2 x 10 inches. Seated on a living room couch, a man in a pinstripe suit holding a contract of some sort manipulatively puts his arm around a smaller, worried-looking man with a pushbroom mustache. The "doyen of New Yorker artists," William Steig (1907-2003) contributed over the course of six decades 121 covers and more than 1600 drawings to the magazine. "Touching everyone and influencing none, he was beyond imitation" (New Yorker, October 20, 2003). A vintage example of the work of one of the magazine's most beloved artists.

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        White Collar: A Novel in Linocuts

      [San Francisco, CA], [c.1940]. Second handmade edition. Quarto [26.5 cm] in textured black wraps with the image of the man with the "white collar" printed in white on front wrap. Metal comb binding. Corners bumped, 1/2" tear to front wrap fore-edge, light dampstaining and small chip to rear wrap. Ink inscription on front endpaper, else internally fine. The second of two editions hand-made and assembled by Patri. Contains a page with the simple orange linocut stating: "Second Edition". This page precedes a page reading "A Hand Made Book". With an introduction by Rockwell Kent.The linocuts differ from the first published edition in that they are here printed in brown and orange, not black and grey. Very rare. A classic from the Great Depression and one of the finest examples of a 'wordless novel'. This work consists of 122 linocuts similar in style to the work of Frans Masereel or early Lynd Ward. Patri was inspired by the stock market crash of 1929 to create something that would help to unify (and unionize) the working classes. He began work on White Collar in 1930 and finally completed the book ten years later. "White Collar was to be my contribution to, what I believed then, an indispensable understanding of the necessity of unity among all American workers and voters. I was not a writer, so illustrations in sequence were I thought the answer. "I had a printing press and lots of linoleum to use for linoleum cuts, so I set to work the idea of doing the entire job myself. I was young, naive and in a hurry, but I soon discovered that a book, a story, an ideal, each is a slow process, even with some help from the family. It took several years to engrave, print, bind and distribute a book that was seen by a very few people who did not need convincing." - Giacomo Patri - June,1975.

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        Die jüdische Weltpest. Judendämmerung auf dem Erdball (The Jewish World Plague)

      Zentralverlag der NSDAP / Franz Eher Nachfolger GmbH. (München) (Nazi Party), 1940. 244 pages plus 4 pages of ads at back. Text in German. Author was an early member of the NSDAP. Front free endpaper neatly removed. Unmarked. Moderate wear and soiling to mustard yellow cloth-covered boards adorned with red lettering. Binding intact. A sound copy.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      N. p., 4. XII. 1940. - 4to. 2 pages. To his friend, the French writer Henry de Montherlant. Matisse regrets not being able to receive him in the evening, as he has had a "spasm crisis which tired me much": "[.] mes journées sont souvent longues et le soir je dois renoncer à des visites qui prépareraient une nuit d'insomnie, d'autant plus certaine que visiteur serait plus intéressant. Aujourd'hui j'ai supporté un examen radiographique qui m'a brisé. En somme, je me trouve surtout en lutte avec les médecins [.] Ma fille que j'ai fait appeler m'aide heureusement dans cette lutte difficile et délicate. Au fond je me sens très bien, et aucune urgence ne me paraît indiquée. Comme je ne prends que des bouillies pour désenflammer l'intestin et des oranges (vitamines), j'ai forcé un peu trop sur les oranges, qui par leur aciditée m'ont dérangé l'intestin qui allait au mieux. Au lieu de reconnaître la cause vraie de ce petit accroc, les médecins y voient un motif de hâter l'intervention. Je ne les crois pas malhonnêtes mais simplement un peu trop excités à l'action. Le chirurgien est un père coupe toujours. Le médecin traitant est fils d'italiens et menacé par le nouveau régime a l'air de ne pas vouloir contrarier ce chirurgien établi solidement à Nice. Le 2e médecin est juif tremble dans ses culottes et se range de l'avis du plus fort. - Il a dit à ma fille, moi j'ouvrirais pour voir ce qu'il y a dedans. Au fond tout ça est rigolo. Il suffit de savoir se défendre - et pour ça je suis assez fort quand je ne fais pas de tableau - ce qui est le cas [.]".

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        Inselbuchnr. 328 / 1B Der Schmied seines Glückes. Mit Holzschnitten von Carl Tesche.

      L, Insel-Verlag, 1940. - EA, 28. - 35. Tsd. J-125. TS mit Carl Tesche. RS ohne Gottfried. 3800 Exemplare kriegsvernichtet. VS neu, sonst Z 1. Inselverlag, Illustrierte Bücher, Insel - Bücherei, Insel-Verlag, Inselbücherei 250 gramm

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        Superb typed letter signed with autograph subscription to "Sir My Brother and Dear Cousin Your Majesty's Affectionate Brother and Cousin", GEORGE II (1895-1952, King of England)

      1940 - (King of the Hellenes, 1890-1947, reigned 1922-1924 and 1935-1947) announcing "the death of My dearly beloved Great Aunt Her Royal Highness the Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, which took place at Kensington Palace on the third day of December last. From the proofs of friendship which You have manifested towards Me on other occasions I cannot but feel persuaded the Your Majesty will fully sympathise in the great grief which has thus fallen upon Me and upon my Royal House .", 2 sides 4to., on separate leaves of black crested mourning paper, with original envelope with seal on the verso, Buckingham Palace, 16th January Princess Louise Caroline (1848-1939), Queen Victoria's sixth child, she married the Marquis of Lorne, later 9th Duke of Argyll in 1871 and was a Sculptress.

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        FOUR QUARTETS comprising EAST COKER, BURNT NORTON, THE DRY SALVAGES and LITTLE GIDDING

      London: Faber and Faber. 1940 - 1942. First editions, first impressions. First editions, first impressions. Four volumes. An excellent near fine set in the publisherÂ’s original card wrappers. All are stapled as issued with the exception of Little Gidding which is stitched and therefore in the first state. The covers are all firm and complete, East Coker with mild toning to the extremities, Dry Salvages with some fading at the spine. Each volume has a small ink name and date (one of which, Burnt Norton, pre-dates the official publication date) otherwise clean and bright throughout. A lovely first state set of EliotÂ’s wartime masterpiece. (Gallup A36c, A37, A39, A42). Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        LETTER, THE (1940)

      Warner Brothers 1940 - Vintage original 17 x 11" (43 x 28 cm.) pressbook, USA. Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, dir: William Wyler; Warner Brothers. Folio, pictorial wrappers, 16 pp. Devastating adaptation from classic W. Somerset Maugham fiction, and often cited as one of the earliest specimens of film noir. A genuinely rare pressbook, the only one which I have ever encountered. Folded as issued, with light wear at spine and at edges, VERY GOOD+.

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        PRINT. Quarterly Journal of the Graphic Arts, 1940-1967 Vol. 1-7, 10-11, 13 complete; plus vol. 8-9, 12, 14, 17, 21

      William Edwin Rudge, New Haven 1940 - Volumes 1-6 housed in cloth slipcases, complete. Plus 41 loose issues. Vol. 7 complete. Vol. 8 lacks no. 5 but has duplicate of no. 3. Vol. 9 lacks no. 3. Vol. 10 complete in 6 numbers. Vol. 11 complete in 6 numbers. Volume 12 no. 1 & no. 3 only. Vol. 13, 6 numbers. Vol. 14, no. 2 & no. 4 only. No Volume 16. Vol. 17, no. 4 & no. 5. Vol. 21, no. 3. Some of the issues show minor signs of aging, wear, and fading, but the set is remarkably well preserved. A significant run of the early issues of the journal spanning from 1940-1967. PRINT began as a limited edition publication to represent the graphic arts broadly and ranged in topics from Gutenberg and the earliest printers to modern techniques of lithography and even wallpaper and candy bar wrapper printing. The early issues included printed ephemera and original samples of the kind of printing the journal set out to document and promote. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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