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        Winston Churchill Signed Photograph.

      Black and white photograph of Winston Churchill. Boldly signed on the matte, "Winston S. Churchill." Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 10.25 inches by 13.5 inches. Winston S. Churchill was a British statesman who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. He was also an officer in the British Army, a non-academic historian, a writer and an artist. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 for his overall, lifetime body of work. In 1963, he was the first of only eight people to be made an honorary citizen of the United States. Churchill was born into the family of the Dukes of Marlborough, a branch of the Spencer family. His father, Lord Randolph Churchill, was a politician who served as Chancellor of the Exchequer; his mother, Jennie Jerome, was an American socialite. As a young army officer, he saw action in British India, the Anglo-Sudan War, and the Second Boer War. He gained fame as a war correspondent and wrote books about his campaigns. At the forefront of politics for fifty years, he held many political and cabinet positions. Before the First World War, he served as President of the Board of Trade, Home Secretary, and First Lord of the Admiralty as part of Asquith's Liberal government. During the war, he continued as First Lord of the Admiralty until the Gallipoli Campaign caused his departure from government. He then briefly resumed active army service on the Western Front as commander of the 6th Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers. He returned to government under Lloyd George as Minister of Munitions, Secretary of State for War, Secretary of State for Air, then Secretary of State for the Colonies. After two years out of Parliament, he served as Chancellor of the Exchequer in Baldwin's Conservative government of 1924-1929, controversially returning the pound sterling in 1925 to the gold standard at its pre-war parity, a move widely seen as creating deflationary pressure on the UK economy. Out of office and politically "in the wilderness" during the 1930s because of his opposition to increased home rule for India and his resistance to the 1936 abdication of Edward VIII, Churchill took the lead in warning about Nazi Germany and in campaigning for rearmament. At the outbreak of the Second World War, he was again appointed First Lord of the Admiralty. Following the resignation of Neville Chamberlain on 10 May 1940, Churchill became Prime Minister. His speeches and radio broadcasts helped inspire British resistance, especially during the difficult days of 1940-41 when the British Commonwealth and Empire stood almost alone in its active opposition to Adolf Hitler. He led Britain as Prime Minister until victory over Nazi Germany had been secured. After the Conservative Party suffered an unexpected defeat in the 1945 general election, he became Leader of the Opposition to the Labour Government. He publicly warned of an "Iron Curtain" of Soviet influence in Europe and promoted European unity. After winning the 1951 election, Churchill again became Prime Minister. His second term was preoccupied by foreign affairs, including the Malayan Emergency, Mau Mau Uprising, Korean War, and a UK-backed coup d'etat in Iran. Domestically his government laid great emphasis on house-building. Churchill suffered a serious stroke in 1953 and retired as Prime Minister in 1955, although he remained a Member of Parliament until 1964. Upon his death aged ninety in 1965, Elizabeth II granted him the honour of a state funeral, which saw one of the largest assemblies of world statesmen in history.

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        Where There's a Will

      NY: Farrar, 1940. First Edition. hardcover. Light offsetting to endpapers, else a fine, bright copy (no Dust Jacket) Scarce Nero Wolfe first edition

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        Babar and Father Christmas

      New York: Random House, 1940. First edition in English. Hardcover. Fine/Very good. Illustrated by the author.. Large thin folio. Unpaginated. Illustrated in color throughout Translated from the French by Merle Haas. Yellow cloth spine, pictorial boards. Pictorial endpapers. Light edgewear else a fine copy. The dustwrapper is not clipped, has some wear at edges and folds and some light staining on the rear panel, else is in very good condition.

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        Japan and Russia Will Divide China. Signs Increase That Northern Area and Lower Yangtze Basin Will be Carved Into Puppet States by Stalin and Mikado, Leaving South Largely at Mercy of Both. PICTORIAL REVIEW: Milwaukee News-Sentiel Sunday, April 28, 1940....

      04-28- 1940. Color pictorial map from the Milwaukee News-Sentinel March of Events section, professionally mounted to linen backing, newspaper sheet 21 1/2 x 16 3/4 inches. Minor wear and edge tears now scarcely noticeable. Very good condition. A dynamic map / illustration by Los Angeles Examiner artist Howard Burke covering the area China, Japan, Southern Russia and the northern part of French IndoChina and Siam, showing how the "Aggressors Divide China." Areas under Japanese occupation are shown in red. Informative text labels (including sources of agricultural and raw materials) and small pictographs provide an effective overview of the geopolitical situation, in keeping with the "air-age" geographical imagination of the mid 20th century whose prominent practitioners included Richard Edes Harrison and Los Angeles Times artist Charles Owens....

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        American Airlines. Mexico.

      No date. Ca. 1940s. Color lithograph poster, 40 x 29 1/4 inches (102 x 74 cm). Left edge creasing from rolling and short edge tears, now minimized by professionally mounting on linen. An iconographic image by E. McKnight Kauffer.

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        Siedlungsgestaltung aus Volk, Raum und Landschaft. Planungshefte 1-9 (mehr nicht erschienen)

      Berlin, Verlag der Deutschen Arbeitsfront, 1940-1942. - Ausgabe im original Verlagseinband (10 Hefte, jeweils Steifumschlag / Broschur / Kartoneinband im Format 23 x 31 cm) mit dekoriertem Deckeltitel (NS-Hoheitszeichen). Hefte 1-6, 7/1, 7/2, 8,9 mit 32-47 Seiten und sehr vielen Fotoabbildungen sowie teilweise farbigen Zeichnungen auf Kunstdruckpapier. - "Die Planungsabteilung des Reichsheimstättenamtes hat in Erfüllung ihres Auftrages - der Gestaltung der Deutschen Besiedelung - in dem Werk "Städtebild und Landschaft" Grunderkenntnisse erarbeitet, die für einen Neuaufbau der deutschen Kulturlandschaft von grundlegender Bedeutung sind. Es ist beabsichtigt, in einem weiteren Werk "Das Wohnen" Richtlinien aufzustellen, die die Voraussetzung für die Erhaltung und für das Wachstum der deutschen Familie bilden. In einem weiteren Werk "Das deutsche Siedlungsbild" werden die Gestaltung der ländlichen und städtischen Besiedelung und die damit verbundenen politischen, wirtschaftlichen und landschaftlichen Forderungen behandelt. Die Hefte "Siedlungsgestaltung aus Volk, Raum und Landschaft", die fortlaufend die erarbeiteten Grundlagen für die Gestaltung der deutschen Besiedelung aufzeigen, sollen allen am zukünftigen deutschen Siedlungswerk Beteiligten die großen Zusammenhänge vermitteln und auf die damit übernommene Verantwortung gegenüber dem deutschen Volk und seinen Lebensraume hinweisen" (aus Heft 1). - Aus dem Inhalt: Heft 1 Siedlungsgestaltung des deutschen Volkes. Totale Planung und Gestaltung, eine politische Forderung (Politische und organisatorische Aufgaben, die fachlichen Aufgaben: Gemeinde- und Stadtplanung, Gestaltung des Wohnens, der Aufbau der deutschen Kulturlandschaft im Osten, die totale Planung für einen mitteldeutschen Raum, Beispiele aus einer Total gerichteten Planung (Sudetenland) / Eine Stadt im Erzgebirge (Zschopau in Sachsen, Beispiel einer Neuplanung nach raumpolitischen Gestaltungsgesetzen, mit Plänen und Aufnahmen) - Heft 2: Das Wohnen als Ausdruck der neuen Stadt (Alte und neue Stadtpläne, die neuen Wohnformen, Pläne, Schaubilder, Gartenpläne Aufnahmen) - Niedersedlitz bei Dresden (Beispiel einer übergeordneten Gemeindeplanung, Aufbauplan, Gesamt- und Einzelaufnahmen) - Heft 3: Amtsleiter Dr. Paul Steinhauser: die Aufgaben der Partei auf baukulturellem Gebiet - Die Stadterweiterung Nordhausen (Beispiel einer übergeordneten Planung und Gestaltung: Raumpläne und Staatsgrundrisse, Aufbau der neuen Staat von der Raumplanung bis zur Gestaltung des Feierhauses, mit zwei großen ausklappbaren Karten) - Heft 4: Grundlagen für die bauliche Gestaltung der Gemeinschaft (Grundzüge und Aufgabenstellung, mit Beispielen aus Wotsch an der Eger, Weipert im Sudetenland, Harthau bei Chemnitz) -Baugesetz und Baugestaltung - Grödnitz, Sanierung und Aufbau einer Industriegemeinde: Grundlagen für die Neuordnung des deutschen Siedlungsbildes im Altreich - Pulsen in Sachsen, Wohnanlage der Mitteldeutschen Stahlwerke (Beispiel einer Gesamtplanung, Aufbaupläne, Gesamt und Einzelaufnahmen, Platzgestaltung, Typengrundrisse) - Heft 5: Gestaltung der deutschen Siedlungslandschaft im Osten (Vorbemerkung / Die Leistung der Deutschen im Osten: Ostpolitik der ersten deutschen Kaiser, der Deutsche Orden, die Hanse, das deutsche Stadtrecht im Osten / Die Aufgabe im Osten / Die Geschichte der deutschen Siedlungslandschaft (Nördlingen, Bamberg, Westfalen, Chemnitz, Freiberg) / Struktur und Organismus des Siedlungsbildes im Osten-Entwicklung der Siedlungskörper (das Dorf, der Marktflecken, die Kreisstadt) -Heft 6: Die Ausrichtung des deutschen Bauschaffens / Die schöpferische Kraft der Deutschen / Der Aufbau der Siedlungslandschaft des Altreiches / Eschwege an der Werra / Duderstadt (mit Bildern vor der Zerstörung im 2.Weltkrieg) / Greiz in Thüringen / Mühlhausen - Heft 7/1: Die Entwicklung des Dorfes - Das neue Dorf - Aufbauplan eines Dorfes in einer Neubauzone aus - Flurteilungsplan eines Dorfes - Heft 7/2: Der Bauernhof - Raumprogramme. Annahmen und Betrachtungen zur Gestaltung eines Dorfes, usw. - [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        [The Snopes Trilogy, comprising:] The Hamlet; The Town; The Mansion

      First Edition New York Random House [through 1959] 1940 Three First Printings (so stated). 8vo: [8],421,[1]; [8],371,[1]; [12],436pp. The Hamlet: Publisher's black cloth, spine and upper cover ruled in red and lettered in gilt, top edge stained red, full-color pictorial title page; second-issue pictorial dust jacket (four reviews excerpted on back panel), with particularly vibrant front panel, priced $2.50. About Fine (spine gilt slightly dulled) and apparently unread, in about Fine jacket with brief edge wear. The Town: Publisher's first issue claret-colored binding, with line 8 repeated on line 10, p. 327, spine and upper cover lettered in gilt and ruled in blue-grey, top edge stained blue-grey, grey threaded end papers; first issue pictorial dust jacket (with 5/57 publisher's code on front flap), priced $3.95. Fine (barring small collector's label on upper corner of front end paper), square and tight, gilt lettering sharp and bright; about Fine jacket barely rubbed to toe of spine panel. The Mansion: Publisher's blue coarsely woven cloth, upper cover and spine ruled in grey and lettered in gilt, top edge stained yellow, blue end papers; first-issue pictorial dust jacket, price $4.75, with publisher's code "10/59" on front flap and author's photograph by Ralph R. Thompson on back panel. Fine, in equally Fine jacket. Petersen A22.1d, A47.1b, and A52.2b. Burgess 99, p. 73. Fine-A superb set of Faulkner's masterful trilogy. The Snopes novels had their origin in the 1920s, in stories swapped back and forth between Faulkner and Phil Stone, an Oxford, Mississippi, attorney, about the rise of poor whites in social, political, and economic competition with the old Southern aristocracy. The series traces the rise of the Snopeses in Frenchman's Bend and Jefferson, Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi. In The Hamlet, Flem Snopes, a ruthless redneck who marries the earth goddess Eula, is established as the trilogy's keystone. In The Town, Flem leaves Frenchman's Bend for Jefferson, where he gains control of the Sartoris bank and installs other scheming Snopeses in positions of power. Finally, in The Mansion, Flem is killed by Mink, the cousin he framed into a lengthy prison sentence. Malcolm Cowley, in his New Republic review of The Hamlet, judged it to be "a new sort of novel for William Faulkner, less somber, more easygoing and discursive. Except for a few short stories, it makes better reading than anything else he has written since Sanctuary." (The Literary Encyclopedia) And Burgess noted, "Turgid and difficult as he is, Faulkner is worth the trouble." Note: With few exceptions (always noted), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves.

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        India. India's Economic Future....

      No date. Circa late 1940s? Color lithographic pictorial / pictographic map, sheet size 29 1/4 x 19 1/2 inches, professionally mounted on linen minimising a three inch tear entering the image at centre right; 1/4 inch spot of inpainting at centre left. Originally folded. Brightly colored map of India featuring an attractive decorative border. Text in lower decorative insert discusses India's Economic Future: "Before the war India was already one of the eight leading industrial countries of the world. In response to the demands of war Indian capital and Indian technical skill have helped to develop still further the country's industries. India is now in a stronger financial position than any other country in the Far East. Plans are being worked out for a vast development of industry and natural resources. Indai can look forward to a great future." Decorative vignettes and banners highlight the rich resources of the country. India is depicted in pre-Partition form, suggesting that it was published shortly after the end of World War II. Printed in England by Alf Cooke Ltd., Leeds and London. 51-9254." printed at lower left corner. "O.P.D. 39/219/7." printed at lower right corner....

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        Notholirion campanulatum.

      [London.]: Dulau & Co. Ltd. / The Royal Horticultural Society. [ 1940]. Handcolored lithograph, sheet size approximately 21 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches, matted to 25 3/4 x 18 inches. Area of the print that was exposed in the mat opening has evenly toned; otherwise very good, clean condition with bright color. This handcolored lithograph was published with Part VII of the Supplement to Henry Elwes 1880 Monograph of the Genus Lilium. This important botanical monograph highlights the extraordinary wealth of China and surrounding countries in the species Lilium. As Elwes' friend and collaborator Arthur Grove states in the introduction to the Supplement: "When Elwes prepared his Monograph about fifty species of Lilium were known to exist, and it was then the general opinion among experts that few remained to be discovered. With his customary acumen, Elwes himself expressed the view that 'The only regions from which much novelty can be expected are the Eastern Himalayas and the immense tract of unexplored and difficult mountain country which surrounds our Indian Empire on the north and east, and which lies round the head-waters of the Irrawaddy, the Bramputra, and the Yang-tse-kiang...' These words were written in 1880, some years before the botanical exploration of Western China began, and Elwes proved a wiser prophet than he knew. At that time, however, no one in England suspected that the area indicated by him was soon to prove richer in lilies than either Japan or Western North America." The first 7 parts of the Supplement were issued between 1933 and 1940. These were limited to 250 copies with a total of 30 handcolored plates drawn and lithographed by Miss Lilian Snelling. The large folio size is used to great advantage to showcase this stunning bloom, with botanical details at the lower left. The habitat of this lily is noted in the text (supplied in facsimile) as being Western China, north-west Yunnan and Northern Burma.

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        NATIVE SON

      New York: Harper & Brothers. 1940. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust jacket. Edge wear. Clean, bright pages. First Edition stated. Shows publisher's code of "A-P". Price clipped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        A History of Afghanistan.

      London: Macmillan and Co. 1940. Two volumes, octavo, frontispieces, 18 plates and seven folding maps, large folding map in endpocket in second volume; original blue cloth with dustjackets. A particularly fine copy, complete with perfect dustjackets, of the very scarce first edition.Following his lengthy and highly distinguished military and diplomatic career in the Persian region - which won him the respect of locals and Europeans alike - Sykes retired to England to devote himself to his scholarly and literary interests.The scope of this 'first complete history of Afghanistan' is vast: a detailed history of the region from prehistory and the conquest of the Medes and Persians, to the assassination of Nadir Shah in 1933.This first edition is unusually hard to find since much of the edition was destroyed in a warehouse fire during the Blitz. A fine set.

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        millimeter und geraden. (Gedichte). Amsterdam. Selbstverlag (Druckerei J. F. Duwaer) 1940. 33,5 x 25,3 cm. 24 nicht nummerierte Seiten, 3 montierte Fotos und 1 Zeichnung. Lose Bogen in illustriertem Originalumschlag mit einer Zeichnung von Vordemberge-Gildewart .

      Selbstverlag (Druckerei J. F. Duwaer), 1940.Originalausgabe. Typographie kann unter Umständen Kunst sein: Vordemberge-Gildewart. Typographie und Werbegestaltung T 440. Erschienen in einer Auflage von nur 75 Exemplaren, gedruckt auf weißem und rosafarbenem Papier, lose eingelegt als ein- oder zweimal gefalteter Bogen. Mit der schönen gedruckten Widmung auf der zweiten Seite: „der weissen linie meines gelben bildes gewidmet".Bei dem vierseitigen Text handelt es sich um einen dichterisch-theoretischen Versuch des Künstlers. In seiner sehr reduzierten Gestaltung stellt dieses frühe Werk außerdem eines der herausragenden typografischen Arbeiten von Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart dar. Schönes Exemplar.

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        PRIMATO. Lettere e arti d'Italia. Direttori Giuseppe Bottai e Giorgio Vecchietti. 1940/1943.

      1940. Collezione pressochè completa, in fascicoli sciolti nella loro brossura originale, comprendente: a. I (1940) dal n. 1 (marzo) al n. 20 (dicembre '40); a. II dal n. 1 (gennaio) al n. 24 (dicembre '41); a. III dal n. 1 (gennaio) al n. 24 (dicembre '42); a. Collezione pressochè completa, in fascicoli sciolti nella loro brossura originale, comprendente: a. I (1940) dal n. 1 (marzo) al n. 20 (dicembre '40); a. II dal n. 1 (gennaio) al n. 24 (dicembre '41); a. III dal n. 1 (gennaio) al n. 24 (dicembre '42); a. IV dal n. 1 (gennaio) al n. 14 (15 luglio '43); manca soltanto l'ultimo numero pubblicato, il 15/16 del 1-15 agosto 1943. Periodico inizialmente quindicinale e poi irregolare ebbe come collaboratori i più importanti letterati dell'epoca: Bonsanti, Brancati, Ferrata, Gadda, Gentile, Monelli, Montale, Pacin, Piovene, Valeri e altri. Discrete condizioni

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        Pictorial Map of the Republic of Panama with the Canal Zone. Designed and copyrighted by Clark Teegarden and John F. Herman....

      Seattle. Clark Teegarden and John F. Herman. No date. Ca. 1940s. Color pictorial / pictographic map / poster, archivally mounted on linen, image 29 x 46 inches on sheet 31 x 48 inches. Minor imperfections now minimising with archival backing, very good condition. A "painterly" example of a pictorial map with fine images of the history, natural and cultural life of the region, richly colored and placed within a strikingly designed flag border. There are two insets: the "Canal Zone and Vicinity" which is a detailed pictorial map at lower left and, at upper right, "Panama The Crossroads of the World". The pictographs highlight the animal life and characteristics of the area, including "the annual Zebra Swallowtail migration across Panama...," "old Indian gold mines," "the waters of Panama (Indian word meaning abundance of fish) are a mecca for game fishermen." The white sails of the yachts in the right foreground are used for charts of Weather Comparison, History Briefs (with information to July 9, 1941), and the Legend which includes such as Railroads, present locks and new third locks. "'With a partner in the 1940s he (Clark Teegarden) designed pictorial maps that in their era were quite popular, a Washington state map and a Panama Canal Map, the major reflections of his talent for painting,' said his son, John Teegarden of Seattle. 'They're neat because they have little illustrations for places in the state and in Panama. The Panama Map in particular was quite a success, and they got royalties. There were so many service and Canal Zone personnel there, and it was kind of a souvenir.'" (from Teegarden's obituary in the Seattle Times). A particularly sophisticated example of a pictorial map....

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        Here on a Darkling Plain.

      Philadelphia: Ritten House,, 1940. Poems. Octavo. Original red buckram, titles gilt to spine and front. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy with only a few trivial marks and the bottom corners gently bumped. First edition, first printing, the publisher's copy inscribed to him by Derleth, "To Bill McElwee, who bears stolidly with me - Cordially, August Derleth", additionally inscribed with three lines of poetry "The lost child / less than the dry leaf that blows / along the walls. May 1940". The recipient was the publisher at Ritten House, William J. McElwee. The author August Derleth (1909-1971) was a hugely prolific writer and friend of H. P. Lovecraft. This book, his third collection of poems, was published the year after Derleth founded Arkham House for the purposes of publishing works of the Cthulu Mythos (a term Derleth himself coined).

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        Ensemble de huit lettres autographes signées adressées à Denise Rollin

      S.n.. BATAILLE Georges: A collection of eight autograph letters signed to Denise Rollin. An exceptional set of eight signed manuscript letters from George Bataille to Denise Rollin, his lover from the autumn of 1939 to the autumn of 1943.  "The details of Bataille's literary life in these years are well known, but those of his private life are all the more obscure. And it's hardly the smallest paradox in this, the most revealing of all his works, that it barely comments at all on his private life, and generally the worst of it at that." (M. Surya, G. Bataille, la mort à l'oeuvre) When Georges Bataille met Denise Rollin in 1939, he had just lost his previous love, Colette Peignot to tuberculosis; all his friends had abandoned him and war had been declared. Nonetheless, this sentimental and social turbulence did not affect Bataille as much as his turbulent relationship with Denise Rollin - friend to Cocteau, Breton, and Prévert, and the muse of Kisling and Derain - at the time. Their idyll was to last four years, but we have few details of their emotional life during this period of the Occupation, except what Bataille wants to tell us in Le Coupable [Guilty], inspired in part by this passionate and painful relationship.  In a 1961 interview, Bataille remembered this period: "Le Coupable was the first book that gave me a sort of satisfaction, though a worrisome sort, that I've never had with a book before or since. It's perhaps that book in which I was the most true to myself, that resembles me most... because I wrote it in a sort of quite rapid and continuous explosive state."Batailles' letters to Denise during this period essentially contain the kernel of the sentiment that was to explode in Le Coupable, as in all of Bataille's work. By turns formal and immediate, complimentary and reproachful, they contain an incessant ebb and flow of love and pain, ecstasy and disappointment, calm and energy; they are often impossible to date precisely, since they all come from the same ecstatic flagellant motion: "I don't even have the courage any more to tell you everything I'm going through: in any case, bringing such suffering to a man, for precisely no reason, becomes like a sickness, a delirium. I don't know how I've found a way of hoping despite everything - up till now."  "What you say in your letter has, for me, the power of deliverance; it's like nudity - everything that is torn between us. Once again - I've never felt so proud of you."   "I'm ashamed of suffering so much and boring you with my suffering when only you are sick."  "The only reason I talk to you is so you'll know how much I love you, how much you have become in me as real as the sickness."  "I'm so far out of my mind in this moment, because I feel a sort of complicity and perfidiousness in everyone in order to hurt me, as if you all devoted yourself to some game, aimed at making me even more hopeless."  "Now I aspire to one thing only, and that's proving to you that I belong to no one but you, that I am tied to you, that I want you to understand this so much that if I had no way left of telling you, of proving myself to you, but to profane myself, I would profane myself before you." "I don't want everything to get stuck... I'd rather take on the suffering all by myself, rather than having a sort of infirm mediocrity for you and me."  "I'm writing to you like a blind man because... you've made me fall into unbearable darkness." "Perhaps I was too happy with you for several months, even though anguish was always just around the corner; at least there was for a time a happiness that was almost defiance."  The war, in these letters, seems only to be seen and lived through Bataille's amorous tension. As a trivial disagreement when he's satisfied: "Don't worry - at all. You can't imagine how calm everyone is here... if you were here, you'd surely be as calm as I am... All through the alert, I was having breakfast peacefully with my department head who was passing through Paris (he's at the front)... A little later, Henri Michaux came to see me, who's been a pretty close observer of some things. Naturally, there came such a fusillade as we've never [even] dared imagine existed." As a pitiful echo of some moments of amorous doubt: "I don't want to add another worry to the ones you already have. I barely dare make you smile by telling you that I've lost weight and my trousers sometimes fall down... I don't suffer too much, except when things take that abominable detour of financial difficulty." Or sometimes as an obstacle to his relationship: "The siren that you heard at the very moment that we parted announced the end of an alert. At first, I was saddened by such a disarming coincidence but when I realized it was the all clear, I began - on the contrary - to hope. But it's hard to feel all at once so attached to you and not to be able to say anything more to you, to be reduced to this letter." Sometimes, though, it's perceived as the very essence of this limitless passion: "Sometimes I think that it's as if there were between you and me something more violent and more terrible because we find ourselves in the middle of such great torment; as if this truest of loves couldn't settle for anything less than the overturning of everything."  Nonetheless, the letters are always dominated by this passion, which relegates external events, even tragic ones, to the background:"I let myself drown for hours thinking about all the endless outbursts that separate me from you. And then all at once, opposite you, closer to you than ever, I become completely hard again and stronger than what's drowning us both." In 1943, Bataille found a house in Vézelay where the couple moved with Laurence, the daughter of Georges and Sylvia and Jean (alias Bepsy?), Denise's son. It was there that Bataille finished his book Le Coupable at the same time as his love affair, since barely a month after their arrival there a young woman of 23, Diane Kotchoubey, moved in next to them. Before the year was out, Bataille had left Denise Rollin for this new passion.The house at Vézelay is the subject of the last of our letters and it's worth noting that the apartment Bataille is hesitating over here ("there's nothing to let except what I saw") may be the one he had reserved for Jacques Lacan and Sylvia Bataille. Those two not, in the end, moving there, it was Diane who moved in - and we're familiar with the consequences. This is, no doubt, some kind of logical conclusion to his affair with Denise Rollin, the incarnation of what Bataille called "chance": "But chance so ensorcelled by a world turned terrible that it made me tremble," (Le Coupable). These letters, previously unknown, were kept by Maurice Blanchot, Bataille's best friend and - from 1944 onwards - Denise Rollin's (a woman with a beauty both "melancholic and taciturn" who was "the incarnation of silence") new lover. Crumpled (one is even torn into five pieces), these letters are as much a precious memory of Bataille's amorous passion as they are instructional of a poorly-documented time in his personal life (which we only have access to via the external view of his friends). But above all, they make up an exceptional literary ensemble in which is revealed, by turns the man, the accursed, the adoring fan and the profaner... everything that - according to Michel Foucauld - made Georges Bataille "one of the most important writers of this century." Because for Bataille, the suffering of this affair constituted love itself, as he writes in Le Coupable: "Love has this demanding quality: either its object eludes you or you elude them. If they don't flee from you, you will flee love. Lovers find themselves in the condition of tearing themselves apart. One or the other thirsts for suffering. Desire must, in them, want the impossible. If not, desire will dry up, desire will die." - Bibliographic note based on information kindly provided by Marina Galletti: the letter beginning "the siren that you heard," would have been written on the 26 May 1940 (cf. volume V of Oeuvres complètes de GB [GB's Complete Works], p. 521, where the same episode is recalled). The letter beginning "I beg you. You must not worry," would have been written on the 3rd or 4th June 1940 (Cf. vol. V of the Complete Works, p. 524, where his meeting with Michaux is mentioned).  S.n. s.l. s.d. (1940-1943) 21x27cm 8 lettres sur 13 pages

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        Babar and Father Christmas

      New York: Random House, 1940. First edition in English. Hardcover. Fine/Very good. Illustrated by the author.. Large thin folio. Unpaginated. Illustrated in color throughout Translated from the French by Merle Haas. Yellow cloth spine, pictorial boards. Pictorial endpapers. Light edgewear else a fine copy. The dustwrapper is not clipped, has some wear at edges and folds and some light staining on the rear panel, else is in very good condition.

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        Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog.

      Dent, London,, 1940. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, titles to spine gilt, raised bands, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, blue and green patterned endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first impression.

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        Original Autographs by Vivien Leigh, Cyril Cusack, Godfrey Kenton and others

      [London]: 1940-41. 8 X 10 inch leaf with Original Autograph & Photograph of Big Bill Campbell, dated 1940 on Recto. On Verso: Original Autographs by Vivien Leigh & Cyril Cusack during the October 20 - 25, 1941 production of "The Doctor's Dilemma" & Original Autographs by Godfrey Kenton, Margaretta Scott & Stratford, & [Busha?] Bent, from the 1941 Stratford Festival Production of Twelfth Night. From Autograph album with signatures by prominent stage actors, dancers and conductors comprising photographs, clipped signatures pasted onto album pages. VG.

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        PINOCCHIO (1940)

      Walt Disney Prod. / RKO Radio Pictures 1940 - Vintage original 13 x 15" (33 x 38 cm.) deluxe lithograph card set with inset and envelope, USA. Mel Blanc, Cliff Edwards, Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, Evelyn Venable; dir: Hamilton Luske, Ben Sarpsteen; Walt Disney Productions/Distributed by RKO. The beautiful Walt Disney Academy Award-winning classic. Story of a marionette whose creator wishes he were a real boy. Encountering many adventures and learning lessons of life, he eventually does -- with the help of his friends Jiminy Cricket and the Blue Fairy -- become a real boy. This exquisite set was made in very limited numbers for the film's New York City premiere on Feb. 7, 1940, at the Center Theatre. The theatre was located at 1230 Sixth Avenue, the southeast corner of West 49th Street in Rockefeller Center. Seating 3500, it was originally designed as a movie palace in 1932 and later achieved fame as a showcase for live musical ice-skating spectacles, premiering with Sonja Henie's show later in 1940. It was demolished in 1954, the only building in the original Rockefeller Center complex to have been torn down. The theatre and outside marquee was decorated with enormous and spectacular items of promotional art that eve for Disney's second animated feature. The set, with its presentation envelope, is stunning, including a brochure about the film and the four stunning lithographs, all in unused condition. Minor wear and tanning to the envelope only with top right edge split about one-inch (2.5 cm.) and a few tiny tears to the right edge. FINE.

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        The secret vanguard / by Micheal Innes

      London : V. Gollancz, 1940. First Edition. Very good copy, bound in the original light blue cloth. Titles in dark blue on spine. Spine cover sun-faded. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Slight lean to spine. Front hinge starting. Press clipping tipped-in to ffep. Light tanning to margins. Remains quite well-preserved overall. ; 8vo 8"" - 9"" tall; 286 pages; Association copy, from the library of the author's mother, with her signature to front pastedown. 286 pages ; 19 cm. Subjects: Appleby, John, Sir (Fictitious character) -- Fiction. Police -- Great Britain -- Fiction. Genre: Thriller -- Fiction -- Novel -- Mystery.

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        Portrait photograph, 1941.

      Ottawa: Karsh, , c. 1940's. Image size: 32 x 26.5 cm. Sheet size: 40 x 33.6 cm. Gelatin silver print. Signed in pencil lower left by Karsh. Rubber stamp to verso "Copyright Karsh, Ottowa." Karsh's most famous image. Yousuf Karsh (1908?2002), the Canadian photographer of Armenian heritage known as Karsh of Ottawa, is widely regarded as one of the most famous and accomplished portrait photographers of all time. Born in Turkey during the Armenian genocide, Karsh fled with his family to Syria. His parents sent him to live with his uncle, a photographer in Quebec, Canada, who arranged for him to apprentice with the portrait photographer John Garo in Boston, United States. Karsh returned to Canada and established a studio on Sparks Street in Ottawa, Ontario, close to Canada's seat of government. Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King discovered Karsh and arranged introductions with visiting dignitaries for portrait sittings. Karsh's work attracted the attention of varied celebrities, but his place in history was sealed on 30 December 1941 when he photographed Winston Churchill after Churchill gave his famous "Some chicken, some neck" speech to the Canadian House of Commons in Ottawa.The image of Churchill brought Karsh international prominence, and is claimed to be the most reproduced photographic portrait in history. The story is often told of how Karsh created his famous portrait. Churchill, the British prime minister, had just addressed the Canadian Parliament and Karsh was there to record one of the century's great leaders. "He was in no mood for portraiture and two minutes were all that he would allow me as he passed from the House of Commons chamber to an anteroom," Karsh wrote in Faces of Our Time. "Two niggardly minutes in which I must try to put on film a man who had already written or inspired a library of books, baffled all his biographers, filled the world with his fame, and me, on this occasion, with dread."Churchill marched into the room scowling, "regarding my camera as he might regard the German enemy." His expression suited Karsh perfectly, but the cigar stuck between his teeth seemed incompatible with such a solemn and formal occasion. "Instinctively, I removed the cigar. At this the Churchillian scowl deepened, the head was thrust forward belligerently, and the hand placed on the hip in an attitude of anger." The image captured Churchill and the Britain of the time perfectly ? defiant and unconquerable. Churchill later said to him, "You can even make a roaring lion stand still to be photographed." As such, Karsh titled the photograph, The Roaring Lion. Karsh went on to photograph many of the great and celebrated personalities of his generation. Journalist George Perry wrote in The Sunday Times that "when the famous start thinking of immortality, they call for Karsh of Ottawa." Karsh published 15 books of his photographs, which include brief descriptions of the sessions, during which he would ask questions and talk with his subjects to relax them as he composed the portrait. Some famous subjects photographed by Karsh were Albert Einstein, Albert Schweitzer, Alexander Calder, Andy Warhol, Audrey Hepburn, Clark Gable, Dwight Eisenhower, Ernest Hemingway, Fidel Castro, Jacqueline Kennedy, Frank Lloyd Wright, General Pershing, George Bernard Shaw, Georgia O'Keeffe, Grey Owl, Helen Keller, Humphrey Bogart, Indira Gandhi, John F. Kennedy, Laurence Olivier, Marian Anderson, Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, Muhammad Ali, Pablo Casals, Pandit Nehru, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Paul Robeson, Joan Baez, Peter Lorre, Picasso, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Pope Pius XII, Pope John Paul II, Princess Elizabeth, Princess Grace, Prince Rainier of Monaco, Robert Frost, Ruth Draper, Field Marshal Lord Alanbrooke, the rock band Rush and of course his most famous portrait subject, Winston Churchill. Karsh said "My chief joy is to photograph the great in heart, in mind, and in spirit, whether they be famous or humble." His work is in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Canada, New York's Museum of Modern Art and Metropolitan Museum of Art, George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Bibliothèque nationale de France, the National Portrait Gallery in London, the National Portrait Gallery of Australia and many others. Library and Archives Canada holds his complete collection, including negatives, prints and documents. His photographic equipment was donated to the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa.

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        Inside The Whale - in the original dust wrapper

      Gollancz, 1940 A first edition, first printing published by Gollancz in 1940. Some light spotting to end papers. Some foxing to edges which are a little dusty. Very slight wear to head and tail of spine. Cloth dull with a few blemishes. The unclipped dust wrapper (priced 7/6 net on the spine) dust marked, with some creasing and rubbing. Spine of dust wrapper tanned. Some ink marks to rear. One crease to the spine and to the top of the front panel. Initially a review of 'Tropic of Cancer' by Henry Miller, Orwell moves on to discuss Charles Dickens and 1920s to 1930s literature. The biblical story of Jonah and the whale is used as a metaphor for accepting experience without seeking to change it, Jonah inside the whale being comfortably protected from the problems of the outside world. A very rare Orwell title, with no US equivalent edition. Gollancz published 1000 copies were published of which 'several copies [were] destroyed in an air raid.' (cf. Fenwick, G., (1998)). Copies in dust wrappers are exceptionally scarce.

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        For Whom The Bell Tolls - SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the Author, Dated and Located

      Scribners, 1940 A first US edition, first printing (with A on copyright page; in first state dust jacket), inscribed by Ernest Hemingway on title page to his friend (Cheveendo P.(?)), from San Francisco de Paula, Cuba in 1952. The book is in good condition with some rubbing and fading along spine an a circular stain on back cover - one previous owner's book plate on the front endpaper. The book comes with original first state dust jacket (unclipped with original $2.75 price), in good condition with some chipping. A very rare copy of one of the most seminal works of the twentieth century.[removed][removed]

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        Tuschzeichnung: Schlafstube im Bauernhaus.

      - Gezeigt wird eine bäuerliche Schlafstube mit Bett, Kommode, Nachttisch, Anrichte, Bord. Bildmaß: 40 x 53 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt unter Glas gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 60 x 80 cm ). Links unten mit *E.Turlach* signiert, undatiert ( ca. 1940 ). Das Bild ist gering fleckig, der Rahmen gering bestoßen. >>>Turlach wurde 1902 in Hamburg geboren und verstarb 1996 ebenda. ( vergleiche den umfangreichen Eintrag zu Turlach im *Rump: Lexikon der bildenden Künstler Hamburgs*<<<. ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) ( Bei größeren Bildern leider nur Selbstabholung oder selbst organisierter Abtransport, hier ist kein Versand möglich ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Lot de 11 Dessins originaux érotiques en couleurs de Pierre Leconte.

      * (1940) - Lot de 11 dessins au crayon, au lavis et à l'aquarelle, dont 3 signés et 3 monogrammés, constituant des études pour l'illustration des Dames Galantes de Brantome vers 1940. 6 dessins présentent un traitement très libre. La plupart mesurent (32,5x25). Parfait état. Pierre LECONTE (1904-1961) parfois orthographié LECOMTE. Peintre dessinateur et illustrateur. Surtout actif entre 1930 et 1950. Il a illustré : Dix maux historiques (1941), Marion des neiges (1946), Le colonel Chabert (1944), La vie des dames galantes (1940). Il travailla pour les journaux illustrés : Le rire, L'humoristique, Ridendo, La vie parisienne.

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        Long Winter, The

      Harper & Brothers New York 1940 - 1st edition. Hardbound, 325 pages. Black & white and color illustrations by Helen Sewell & Mildred Boyle. Brown cloth cover. Soiling to edges. Edgewear. Small chips off spine top and bottom. Corners bumped. Good/None [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Das Heer im Kampf. Wandbilder für die deutsche Jugend. Herausgegeben vom OKH.

      ( Ohne Erscheinungsjahr, wohl nach 1940 erschienen ) .Mappe mit 12 farbgen Kunstdrucken sowie Begleitheft mit 23 Seiten *Bildbeschreibungen*. Die schlichte Mappe in OKarton, Folio ( 51 x 38,5 cm ). Enthalten sind 12 farbige Kunstdrucke im Format 38 x 50,5 cm ( Höhe x Breite ) sowie das kartonierte Begleitheft in 4 ( 29,5 x 21 cm ). Die Bilder nach Gemälden oder Aquarellen von: Hans Liska, Eduard Thöny, Otto Bloss, Hans Alart, Ernst Kretschmann. Gezeigt wird: *Strassenkampf * ( Aquarell Hans Liska ) - *Sprung ans Feindufer - Sturmboote greifen an* ( Aquarell von Hans Alart ) - *Sieg* ( Ernst Kretschmann ) - Flammenwerfer ( Aquarell Hans Liska ) - *Batterie in Feuerstellung* ( Aquarell von Hans Liska ) - *Bunkerkampf* ( Aquarell von Hans Alart ) - PAK schießt Feindpanzer ab - Panzerjäger am Feind ( Aquarell von Hans Liska ) - *Schnelle Truppen Panzergrenadiere ( Jetzt Panzertruppen )* ( Aquarell von Hans Alart ) - *Sturmgeschütze vor* ( Gemälde von Otto Bloss ) - *Eisenbahnstosstrupp Eisenbahnpioniere im Kampf* ( Aquarell von Hans Liska ) - *Vormarsch - Ein Feldpostbrief* ( Gemälde von Prof. Eduard Thöny) - *Panzerschlacht in Afrika* ( Aquarell von Hans Liska ). Die Mappe etwas beschädigt mit kleiner Fehlstelle am Vorderdeckel unten sowie kleinem Einriß. Die Mappe etwas angestaubt und stockfleckig. Die Drucke von guter Erhaltung, wenige gering an den Ecken angeknickt. - sehr selten - ( Offenbar nicht in deutschen Bibliotheksbeständen vorhanden ) ( Gewicht 1000 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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        The Beano Book

      Published by D C Thomson & Co Ltd no date given[1940], London - , [2], 128 pages, red and navy illustrated title page with red and navy titles, red and navy illustrated half-title with completed owner's label, numerous illustrations and cartoons throughout (including in text, full-page, with titles, some red and navy) First Edition , repair to crack in spine, some rubbing and marking to covers, split to upper hinge, some marking to endpapers, occasional marking and foxing to first and last few leaves, good condition , quarter bound yellow and white illustrated boards with blue illustrated spine, colour illustrated upper board and spine with colour titles quarto, 25 x 19.5 cms Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Four Strange Women.

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1940 - Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in red. With the dust jacket. Mould damage to front board; otherwise an excellent copy in the slightly soiled jacket that has a sunned spine. First edition, first impression. A detective novel, from the Sergeant Bobby Owen series. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the title page. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Militärgeographische Beschreibung von Nordost-Griechenland (Ebene von Saloniki bis Maritzatal). Abgeschlossen am 20. Dezember 1940. Nur für den Dienstgebrauch.

      Abt. für Kriegskarten und vermessungswesen,Berlin, 1940. FAltordner,Begleitheft,Berichtigung vom 10 Jan.1941,8 Karten Hardcover/Pappeinband Blauer Faltordner, 60 Seiten Text,Tabellen,48 Seiten großformatige Fototafeln,8 Karten und eine Berichtigung vom 10 . Jan.1941,außen leicht fleckig,nachgedunkelt,sonst alles gut erhalten.

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        Histoire de la Nation Égyptienne. Ouvrage publié sous les auspices et le haut patronnage de Sa Majesté Fouad Ier, roi d'Egypte

      Paris: Société de l'histoire nationale, Librairie Plon, [etc.], 1940. Abundantly illustrated. 7 vols. 4to. Bound in half tan polished calf, heavily gilt spine, original printed wrappers bound in, edges red. Some rubbing to extremities of vol. VII, else about fine. Abundantly illustrated. 7 vols. 4to. Vol. I. Gabriel HANOTAUX, Introduction Général; Charles de la RONCIÈRE, La Géographie de l'Égypte à travers les Âges. Vol. II. Alexandre MORET, L'Égypte pharaonique. Vol. III. Pierre JOUGUET, L'Égypte ptolémaïque; Victor CHAPOT, L'Égypte Romaine; Ch. DIEHL, L'Égypte Chrétienne et Byzantine. Vol. IV. Gaston WIET, L'Égypte Arabe. Vol. V. Henri DEHERIAN, L'Égypte Turcque. Les Mamluks du XVIe au XVIIIe siècle. Vol. VII. CHARLES-ROUX, L'Égypte de 1801 à 1882; Henri DEHERIAN, Le Soudan égyptien de Mohamed Aly à Ismail Pasha. Vol. VII. Un Mécène Royal. S. M. Fouad Ier; L'Égypte de l'occupation anglaise à l'indépendance; Le Soudan perdu et reconquis.

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        The Hamlet.

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1940 - Octavo. Original yellow cloth, titles in turquoise to spine, top edge yellow. With the pictorial dust jacket. Some extremely slight dust darkening along edges of boards, edges lightly spotted. An excellent copy in a price-clipped jacket with a mark to front panel and some tears and creasing to edges. First UK edition of the first book in Faulkner's Snopes Trilogy. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        On a Darkling Plain

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1940). First Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 231 pages. Stegner's first full-length novel (after a pamphlet and two novellas), the story of a veteran of the First World War who seeks peace and healing in the wilderness of Saskatchewan. One of Stegner's least successful novels, it went out of print just 18 months after publication and has never been reissued. Yet it marks an important milestone in his career as his writing explicitly turned to an exploration of humans and nature for the first time. First edition (first printing). Near fine (some wear to the spine ends) in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket with some loss at the ends and small tape repairs on the back (verso). This is a significant association copy, inscribed 'For Carroll Coleman, with very best wishes. Wallace Stegner.' Coleman operated the Prairie Press, the publisher of Stegner's third book, The Potter's House, in 1938. Significant and early Stegner associations are very uncommon.

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      MORAZZONI GIUSEPPE MOBILI VENEZIANI LACCATI LUIGI ALFIERI 1940 2 Volumi in-folio, legatura d'amatore in piena pelle, tit. oro al piatto superiore, piatti interamente decorati con figure geometriche. Nel vol I: 175 tavole a piena pagina in bianco e nero raffiguranti splendidi mobili veneziani laccati con GLI INGRESSI, LE SALE, LE SEDIE, I DIVANI. Vol II: 156 tavole in bianco e nero a piena pagina e fuori testo e 15 tavole a colori a piena pagina e fuori testo che raffigurano CAMERE DA PRANZO, CAMERE DA LETTO, TOILETTE, VASSOI, ETC. Importante e rara pubblicazione d'arte, ottimo esemplare a parte alcune piccole mende al dorso del vol II, ma legature solide d'amatore assai decorate artisticamente. Pressoché introvabile così completa. Piena pelle

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        The Beloved Returns. Lotte in Weimar. Translated from the German by H.T. Lowe-Porter.

      New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. 1 st American edition. Einmalige Auflage von 395 numerierten Exemplaren. (3) Blatt X, 453 Seiten (5) Blatt 4°, gebundene Ausgabe, Halbleinen mit goldgeprägtem Rücken u. Deckelsignet mit Lesebändchen, der ursprünglich blaue Leinenrücken lichtbedingt ins Graugrüne verfärbt, die Einbanddeckel etwas lichtrandig und aufgehellt, der Buchblock unbeschnitten, am Kopf nur sauber gelegt und dadurch mit leicht rauhem Kopfgoldschnitt, der Buchblock ansonsten sauber und frisch, im Kolophon numeriert : 224 und von Thomas Mann signiert, dazu heißt es: \" Of the first edition of \"The Beloved Returns\" three hundred and ninety-five copies ( of which three hundred and seventy-five copies are for sale) have been printed on Rives Liampre All-Rag Paper. Each copy is signed by the author. This is number 95\". Paul Thomas Mann (* 6. Juni 1875 in Lübeck - + 12. August 1955 in Zürich) war ein deutscher Schriftsteller. Er zählt zu den bedeutendsten Erzählern deutscher Sprache im 20. Jahrhundert. Für seinen ersten Roman Buddenbrooks (1900, erschienen 1901) erhielt er 1929 den Nobelpreis für Literatur. Verheiratet war er mit Katia Mann (geborene Katharina Hedwig Pringsheim), die ihn zu mehreren seiner literarischen Figuren und Werke inspirierte. Sein älterer Bruder Heinrich und drei seiner sechs Kinder, Erika, Klaus und Golo, waren ebenfalls Schriftsteller. (wikipedia) Versand D: 5,00 EUR signiert, signed, Thomas Mann, Literaturnobelpreisträger, signierte Vorzugsausgabe

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        The Snopes trilogy:] The Hamlet; The Town; The Mansion.

      New York: Random House, 1940&#150;57&#150;59 - 3 volumes, octavo. Original black cloth, spine and front board lettered in yellow and red, top edge red; original red cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt and blue, pale grey flecked endpapers, top edge grey; original blue cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt and blue, pale blue endpapers, top edge yellow. With the pictorial dust jackets. An exceptional set in the bright jackets that have lightly toned spines and some nicks to extremities. First editions, first printings, trade issues. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Lion and the Unicorn.

      London: Secker & Warburg,, 1940. Socialism and the English Genius. Small octavo (180 x 110 mm). Blue wire-stitched wrappers, front cover lettered in black. Slight wear and rubbing to extremities, small nick to top edge of front cover, some light marks to covers, creasing to joints and throughout, an excellent copy. Pre-publication proof copy. Orwell wrote The Lion and the Unicorn between August and October 1940, and the first edition was published by Secker & Warburg on 19 February 1941. This proof can be dated to those few interim months. Its preliminary matter is much more sparse than that included in the first edition, and there are light pencil annotations by an unknown hand throughout. Proof copies of The Lion and the Unicorn are rare, both commercially and institutionally.

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        The Earl of Chicago / A M-G-M Production * Robert Montgomery / The Book is Complete and Unabridged

      Grosset & Dunlap, New York 1940 - Hard-to-find Grosset & Dunlap film tie-in edition with B&W still from the 1940 Robert Montgomery-Edward Arnold-Edmund Gwenn MGM film to dust jacket front panel. Copyright page identified this copy as the 1937 Bobbs-Merrill "First Edition," but it's not -- "Grosset & Dunlap" printed to spines of both book and jacket indicate this is the edition released by the reprint house to capitalize on the release of the 1940 drama, with G&D simply using the original Bobbs-Merrill plates. Book, bound in red cloth, is in "very good" condition though it smells a bit musty. (It came to us from New England.) Jacket "good only" with some spine fading and a one-by-two-inch triangular chip to top right of front panel. There are NO internal photographic film stills, nor does it appear there ever were. Hollywood is infamous for pasting inappropriate "happy endings" on stories to turn dramas into romantic comedies. Here, oddly enough, producer Victor Saville and writer Gene Fowler appear to have done the opposite, taking the otherwise familiar "set-up" of the Chicago gangster informed he's inherited an English castle and title, downplaying the romantic comedy aspects, and creating for MGM an essay on who and what are truly "noble." We haven't seen the movie (which was well received), but we suspect we'd still prefer the book, with its happi(er), romantic ending. Uncommon to find this title in any dust jacket. 305 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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       1940. Orig.-Farbradierung. 46 x 58 cm. (Plattengr.). Schönes, breitrandiges Expl.vgl. Thieme-B. XIX, 582f.; Schüttler, Wien 1944 - Vom Künstler eh. signiert. In der Platte bez. u. dat. \"Februar 1940\". Versand D: 4,00 EUR Graphik, Künstlergraphik, Viennensia

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        Der Kräutergarten. Ein Führer durch die spezielle Heilpflanzenkunde. Zugleich eine Zusammenstellung aller Heil- und Gewürzpflanzen, die auf deutschem Boden ihren natürlichen Standort haben oder angebaut werden können, von Dr. K. O. Becker (Arzt und Apotheker, SS-Obersturmführer, Referent für Heilpflanzenkunde in der Reichsführer SS) und R. Lucass (Gartenmeister, SS-Obersturmführer, Referent für Heil- und Gewürzpflanzenanbau in der Reichsführung SS) * mit O r i g i n a l - S c h u t z u m s c h l a g

      Berlin, Nordland-Verlag, 1940. (noch zu Nr.22614:) \". . . Dieser seltenen Wesenseigenart verdanken auch die wirtschaftlichen Einrichtungen der Schutzstaffel ihre Entstehung. Die Heilkräutergärten sind ein Teil davon. Allerdings ein beachtlicher Teil; denn sie stehen mit 700 ha bebaute Fläche wohl an der Spitze von Unternehmungen ähnlicher Art in Deutschland. Die größte dieser Anlagen befindet sich in der Nähe von München. Hier wie allerorts, wo ähnliche Betriebe sich befinden, finden in reichlichem Maße Schutzhäftlinge Gelegenheit, in freier Natur sich nützlich zu betätigen. Verdanken doch gerade die Heilkräutergärten der Schutzstaffel ihre Entstehung hauptsächlich der Notwendigkeit, Schutzhäftlinge in erheblicher Zahl beschäftigen zu müssen. . . Wir glauben damit einen guten Beitrag zu geben zu der Lösung des Gesamtproblems: das Heilgut, das uns die Natur in weitem Umfange und vielgestalteter Erscheinungsform darbietet, in bestem Sinne zu verwerten und zu ergänzen. D a s hat der Reichsführer SS mit Heilkräutern zu tun! Wir, seine Mitarbeiter auf diesem Gebiet, danken ihm das, indem wir ihm an seinem 40. Geburtstag dieses literarische Erstlingswerk unserer Arbeit überreichen.\" - Kriegsdruck, Erste Auflage, EA, Erstausgabe in guter Erhaltung (fehlt Blatt mit den Seiten 5/6 mit der Widmung an den Reichsführer; Schutzumschlag mit kleinen Fehlstellen, sonst sehr gut. - Deutsches / Drittes Reich, Nationalsozialismus, KL / KZ Dachau, Dachauer Heilpflanzengarten, nützliche Betätigung der Schutzhäftlinge in freier Natur, großflächiger Kräuteranbau in deutschem Konzentrationslager, wirtschaftliche Einrichtungen der Schutzstaffel, Pflanzenheilkunde, Phytotherapie, deutsche Heilpflanzen, Heilkräuter, NS.-Schrifttum, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut Versand D: 5,90 EUR Deutsches / Drittes Reich, Nationalsozialismus, KL / KZ Dachau, Dachauer Heilpflanzengarten, nützliche Betätigung der Schutzhäftlinge in freier Natur, großflächiger Kräuteranbau in deutschem Konzentrationslager, wirtschaftlichen Einrichtungen der Schutzstaffel, Pflanzenheilkunde, Phytotherapie, deutsche Heilpflanzen, Heilkräuter, NS.-Schrifttum, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut

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        A Journey Down the Green and Colorado Rivers 1940

      H. Walker Publishing Company, Phoenix, Arizona 1940 - Quarto, 106pp, illustrated, plus appendix. 1/300 numbered copies SIGNED by Goldwater. A very good copy in original gray printed wraps. This copy #122. A very scarce and very nice copy with only some spotting from a few of the staples along the spine [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cleveland Book Company]
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