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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.

      S.n. 1940 - - S.n., s.l. s.d. (1940-1943), Formats divers, ensemble constitué d'environ 1000 lettres complètes et 400 lettres amputées. - Exceptionnel ensemble de plus de 1 000 lettres autographes signées de Maurice Blanchot, adressées essentiellement à sa mère Marie, sa sœur Marguerite et sa nièce Annick ainsi que quelques lettres adressées à son frère René et sa belle-sœur Anna. Nous joignons plus de 400 lettres adressées aux mêmes correspondants, mais en partie mutilées, par la famille, des passages trop intimes. Cet ensemble fut conservé par Marguerite Blanchot avec les livres que son frère lui a dédicacés et les premiers manuscrits romanesques et critiques de Maurice Blanchot. Cette correspondance complète et unique, jusqu'alors totalement inédite et inconnue des bibliographes, couvre la période de 1940 à 1994. Les premières, plus de 230, écrites entre 1940 et 1958 - date du décès de Marie Blanchot -, sont adressées à sa mère et à sa sœur qui vivaient ensemble dans la maison familiale de Quain. Puis, à partir de 1958 jusqu'en 1991, près de 700 lettres adressées à Marguerite sont complètes et de nombreuses autres sont mutilées. Dans les années 1970, 8 lettres adressées à son frère René et à sa belle-sœur Anna chez qui il s'installera ensuite, ont également été conservées par Marguerite. Enfin, un ensemble de 22 lettres complètes et de nombreuses autres amputées, écrites à partir de 1962, sont adressées à sa nièce Annick et son fils Philippe, petit-fils de Georges, le deuxième frère de Maurice. Si l'intense affection de Blanchot pour sa mère et sa sœur transparaît dans les dédicaces de celui-ci, on ne sait presque rien de leurs relations. Dans l'unique essai biographique sur Blanchot, Christophe Bident nous révèle cependant : « Marguerite Blanchot vénérait son frère Maurice. Très fière de lui, [.] elle attachait une grande importance à ses idées politiques [.]. Elle lisait beaucoup [.] Ils se téléphonaient, correspondaient. à distance, ils partageaient la même autorité naturelle, le même souci de discrétion. » Blanchot lui adresse en effet de nombreux ouvrages provenant de sa bibliothèque, maintenant avec elle un lien intellectuel continu. Les très nombreuses lettres adressées par Maurice à sa sœur révèlent une complicité intellectuelle et une confiance que l'écrivain n'accordera à presque aucun autre proche. La part biographique, qui domine la composition de chaque lettre, révèle l'univers intime, inconnu jusqu'alors, du plus secret des écrivains. En effet, le frère s'avère aussi disert avec sa sœur et sa mère que l'intellectuel est discret avec les autres. Même ses amis les plus proches n'ont ainsi pu que deviner les problèmes de santé majeurs que Blanchot eut à affronter durant sa vie et qui sont ici exposés dans le détail. Cependant, ces propos intimes ne sont que le fond d'écriture de cette correspondance qui a également pour fonction de partager l'actualité du monde intellectuel, politique et social que Maurice Blanchot décrypte pour cette sœur qui a sacrifié à leur mère son indépendance et la reconnaissance artistique auxquelles cette organiste de renom pouvait prétendre. Ainsi, des années d'Occupation à la Guerre d'Algérie, de Mai 68 à l'élection de Mitterrand, Blanchot traduit pour sa sœur et sa mère l'intense et complexe actualité du monde, leur fait part de ses observations objectives comme de ses affinités intellectuelles, et justifie auprès d'elles ses prises de positions et ses engagements. Témoignage sans fard et sans cette posture imposée par son statut d'intellectuel, la correspondance de Blanchot à sa famille présente également une autre particularité unique : elle est sans doute la seule trace écrite de la profonde sensibilité de celui dont on ne connaît que l'extrême intelligence. Cette raison du cœur nous révèle ainsi un Maurice merveilleusement bienveillant envers les convictions religieuses de sa sœur et de sa mère. Et c'est sans pudeur que le frère ponctue ses lettres de marques explicites de l'intense affection [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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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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        The Power and the Glory

      William Heinemann, London 1940 - Third printing, April 1940, as stated on the copyright page, in the second-issue light-blue cloth binding. The first and second printings were issued in March 1940 in slightly taller yellow cloth bindings. First-issue/first-state dust jacket originally only issued with the first printing with Hugh Walpole quote at top of front flap and publisher's original "8s.3d." price at bottom edge of front flap, but trimmed at the bottom edge to fit the slightly shorter third-printing binding. 280 pages. VERY GOOD book in VERY GOOD dust jacket. Book is clean, tight and square with strong, sound hinges and very little wear. No staining or bumping Sun-fading to the spine and edges of the boards. Pages are clean and unmarked and close to flawless except for general age-toning and pages open wide somewhat exposing the inner threading toward the center of the text block but with no looseness. No previous owner signature or other markings. Dust jacket is generally bright and clean with light wear and slight creasing to the top and bottom edges, including a few closed tears along the top edge. Just slight sun-toning to the spine and age-toning to the white panels. Jacket is protected in an archival mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Fine christmas card written by Margaret and signed by both as young children, to Mr Stone (the Dean of Windsor) and Miss Vidal, (b. 1926, Queen of Great Britain) & her sister MARGARET (Rose, 1930-2002, Princess, Sister of Queen Elizabeth II, Countess of Snowdon)

      1940 - underneath a printed message, with a charming picture on the front titled 'Blossom in Meadows' by Wilton Williams 5½" x 4", with a small silver ribbon, on folded ivory card, 7½" x 6¼", no place, no date, c. Princess Margaret very seldom signed Christmas cards and so to find a card signed by her and her sister is most unusual. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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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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        Lake Tahoe Sierra Association. Tahoe City, California.

      Lake Tahoe-Sierra Association. Tahoe City, CA. No date. Ca. 1940s. - Color pictorial map 17 1/4 x 22 1/2 inches on sheet 18 x 24 inches, originally folded, now professionally mounted on linen. Light wear at lower edge now repaired, very good, bright condition. Wonderful panoramic bird's eye view map embellished with a decorative border. North is at the left edge: the map extends from Donner Pass Summit at lower left corner to Blue Mountain at lower right, from Reno beneath the cartouche at upper left to Walker Lake at upper right. "Painted by Gerald A. Eddy Glendale Calif." As well as topographical features such as mountains and lakes, many ski areas etc are named, such as Squaw Valley Ski Area, Tahoe City Ski Hill, Bijou Ski Hill Golf Course.

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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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        Photograph inscribed

      , 1940. 1940. Signed. BAKER, Josephine. Photograph inscribed. New York: Murray Korman, circa 1937. Brown tone photograph, measuring 8 by 10 inches; matted, entire piece measures 12 by 15-1/2 inches. $2500.Beautiful and dramatic original photograph of

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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. - 1942 1940 - First editions, first impressions. Four volumes. An excellent near fine set in the publisher’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 Eliot’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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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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        Adorno - Sammlung aus der Bibliothek des Philosophen Karl-Heinz Haag / 49 Sonderdrucke und Einzelabhandlungen und Aufsaetzen in Zeitschriften von Theodor W. Adorno , Karl-Heinz Haag und Hermann Schweppenhaeuser. Darunter zwei signierten Widmungsexemplaren von Adorno an seinen Kollegen (und eigentlich designierten Nachfolger) Karl-Heinz Haag. Insgesamt 49 Publikationen (45 davon sind Erstveroeffentlichungen von Adorno / Die Sammlung enthaelt vor allem die Ausgabe Adorno's von "Drei Studien zu Hegel" - mit der gedruckten und handschriftlichen Widmung an Haag. Mit Annotationen von Haag im Text. ).

      Frankfurt u.a., Suhrkamp / Institute of Social Research / Kohlhammer etc., - c. 1940 - Octavo. c.500 Seiten Original Softcover. Sammlung mit 49 Sonderdrucken / Erstveroeffentlichungen Adorno's u.a. / Davon zwei Widmungsexemplare / Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.

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        Hamlet

      1940. First Edition . FAULKNER, William. The Hamlet. New York: Random House, 1940. Octavo, original black cloth, original dust jacket. $5000.First trade edition of the first novel in the acclaimed and popular Snopes trilogy, in original dust jacket.The Hamlet was the only novel Faulkner published between Absalom, Absalom! (1936) and Knight's Gambit (1949). The critical response was very positive: Malcolm Cowley considered it Faulkner's best work since Sanctuary, while The New York Times hailed it as ""nothing short of superb—subtle and yet direct, humorous, homely, brilliantly evocative of a decaying South in the generation after the Civil WarÂ… In this book he is unsurpassable."" Preceded by the signed limited edition of only 250 copies. Petersen A.221b. Brodsky 213. Bruccoli & Clark I:123. Blotner, 416. Book fine, dust jacket bright and lovely with only most minor wear to extremities. A nearly fine copy.

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        An archive of materials belonging to John Clarke Kennedy concerning his involvement in Yachting, Inc., publishers of Yachting Magazine, and the eventual merging of Yachting, Inc. into Kelmo Corporation, which the Kennedy family controlled

      1940. 1 vols. One full red calf corporate ledger titled "Yachting, Incorporated"; one green cloth stock ledger with the remains of a Yachting label on the upper cover; two green cloth books of stock certificates, each labeled "Yachting, Incorporated Preferred Stock", and one such book labeled "Yachting, Incorporated Common Stock"; a similar book of stock certificates of Kennedy Brothers, Incorporated; two appointment books with tide tables for 1937 and 1938; and a brown expanding legal-size folder of documents. 1 vols. An Archive Concerning Yachting Magazine. John C. Kennedy was successively treasurer, then president of Yachting, Inc., publishers of Yachting Magazine, and retained this archive after the magazine changed hands in the late 1930s. Included in this material are the corporate records of the Kelmo Corporation, into which Yachting, Inc. was merged in 1924 (it later separated and was re-merged in 1940), records of the Yachting Board of Directors' meetings (primarily concerning financing, and including the meeting agreeing to sell all the capital stock to Kennedy); the actual books of issued and unissued common and preferred stock certificates of Yachting, Inc., a book of shares of common stock of Kennedy Brothers Incorporated transferring Yachting stock to the Kennedys; the original 1923 signed option agreement by which Yachting's owners transferred, for $40,000, the total outstanding stock (common and preferred) and the actual stock certificates themselves, and the original agreement of Oswald Garrison Villard conferring, for $15,000, his title and interest in the magazine--name, records and other assets; Yachting's corporate income tax returns for 1927 and 1933 and some later tax and real estate correspondence; a lengthy Price, Waterhouse report concerning the history and financial condition of Yachting as of January 1924 and a less encouraging special balance sheet and P&L for 1933; a 1933 recapitulation of book sales; and balance sheets and stock certificates of related companies. Also included are two 4 x 7" black leatherette books "Tide Tables and Daily Log" for l937 and 1938 in which John C. Kennedy has recorded his daily activities from July 7, l937, thru December 31, 1938. Of particular interest are the efforts made in the fall of 1937 to interest Roy E. Larsen of Time, Inc. in the purchase of Yachting Magazine by Time--a proposition which Larsen declined. The entries for 1938 deal mostly with Kennedy's growing financial worries and the decline of his sister's and his own health: it comes as a shock to learn that the author of these almost unbearably poignant entries was only 50 years old. On June 28 Kennedy reports the transfer "which took away my last of Yachting after 15 yrs." In addition, the archive contains the original certification of the familiar "Yachting" logo as a U.S. trade-mark registered June 3, 1924; the original certificate registering the same in Canada, dated January 20, 1925; the unsigned carbon of a 1935 deposition by John C. Kennedy, with accompanying schedule showing Yachting, Inc.'s stock portfolio at the time of its sale in 1933 at a loss of $144,000; the magazine's copy of a signed agreement to publish "The Model Yacht" by John O. Berg; a corrected draft of a document changing the corporate name of Yachting, Inc. to Kelmo Corporation dated October 26, 1939; 5 insurance policies, with photostats of applications, on the life of John C. Kennedy; his U.S. passport, issued 1924; his autograph 2-pp enumeration of property to be divided among the heirs of his mother, along with photographs and correspondence concerning her grave; and other papers, including his agreement to lease from Jules S. Bache his 112-ft. diesel yacht "Colmena" for July and August, 1931, for $13,500--a unique souvenir of happier days. Altogether, an archive of engrossing interest for the business and sporting historian alike.

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        Native Son - [First Edition with second state dust jacket and binding, as well as unrecorded printing and binding errors.]

      Harper & Brothers Publishers - New York and London 1940 - Stated First Edition with "A-P" mark. 8 1/2" x 5 3/4", 359 pp. Cover is crisp and clean with one small faint spot to back board. Binding straight, square and secure with hinges supple. Interior bright, clean and unmarked. Dust jacket with small tears and losses mostly to fore edges and back; price clipped. ***** The scale and obtrusiveness of the printing and binding errors are baffling. On the reverse of the title page is numbered page "4" of the text. Facing is page "ix", the titled first page of the introduction by Dorothy Canfield Fisher. The reverse of this is blank. Facing in succession is the character disclaimer with a blank reverse, then the dedication backed by page "x" followed by page "xi" which has a blank reverse. Then comes the half title which is blank on the reverse. Page "3" of the text follows but this is backed by the copyright information. The pages begin their normal sequence with page "5", the following page.***** [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Inside The Whale. And Other Essays.

      London, Victor Gollancz Ltd. 1940.. FIRST EDITION. 8vo., pp. 188. Elegantly bound in recent burgundy half morocco, gilt, with matching buckram sides. Contents clean, exterior fine. Literary essays discussing, amongst others, Charles Dickens, poetry and Henry Miller. A particularly scarce Orwell title, with no US equivalent edition; just 1000 copies were published of which 'several copies [were] destroyed in an air raid.'

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