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        THE MAN WHO COULD NOT SHUDDER

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1940., 1940. First edition. First edition. Fine, bright, square copy in in a bright, unfaded dust jacket with a few minor edge nicks at the edges. The 12th Dr. Gideon Fell novel. Martin Clarke is celebrating his acquisition and refurbishment of an old stately home by inviting a number of guests to stay for the weekend. The house has an unsettling history; two decades ago, the butler, a frail man of over 80 years, was killed when he uncharacteristically decided to swing back and forth from the chandelier, which then fell and killed him. Another report features a chair which leaps off the wall at the viewer. Clarke's guests have been invited to investigate the rumors of ghostly hauntings. The weekend begins when, as the guests are entering the home, one woman screams and claims that something has clutched at her ankle...something "with fingers." The host immediately tells the story of a former owner of the home whose death was met with such suspicion of witchcraft from the servants that the body lay as it fell for days. The weekend is off to a spooky start but then three witnesses agree that a gun jumped off the wall and killed a seated guest, with no hand holding it. Gideon Fell is called in to explain matters. An exceptional copy.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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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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        Decorative Map of Cape Cod. The Reaches of Cape Cod, Nantucket & Marthas Vineyard [sic], Massachusetts....

      Attleboro, MA. The Colonial Craftsmen. Copyright 1940. Color pictorial / pictographic map, 21 1/4 x 27 1/4 inches on sheet size 22 x 27 3/4 inches. Several short tears to lower edge not entering image, light creasing to lower margin not affecting the image; image is clean and bright, very good condition. An unusual decorative map with illustrations at left and right edges. These include Plymouth Rock, lighthouse at Chatham and surf casting. This is the largest of the three sizes of a map published by The Colonial Craftsmen, this having a slightly different title and different details in the image....

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        The Power and the Glory.

      London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1940 1st edition. Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. Bound in dark cream cloth, with maroon lettering to spine and Heinemann logo to rear corner. Light brown endpapers. In very good condition. Corners slightly bumped, some rubbing to edges and corners, slettering on spine slightly rubbed. Lacks second front free endpaper before half-title page (darkened & darkened at inner edge with small hole in paper nr top.) Else inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. An excellent copy. - The story of a Roman Catholic priest in the state of Tabasco in Mexico during the 1930s, a time when the Mexican government, strove to suppress the Catholic Church. 280pp.

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        The Official History of the Australian Army Medical Services in the War of 1914 - 1918 : Volume II - the Western Front (Volume 2)

      Canberra, ACT, Australia: Australian War Memorial, 1940. Light general wear to boards. Foxing to endpapers. 1010 pages with 212 b/w illustrations, maps and graphs. . Hard Cover. Good+/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        The Portrait of Jirjohn Cobb

      New York: E.P. Dutton. 1940. First. First American edition. Fine in near fine dustwrapper with tiny nicks and tears at the extremities. Published in the U.K. as Find Actor Hart. Very scarce in jacket. .

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        Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.

      London: Faber and Faber Limited,, 1940. Octavo. Original cream boards, spine lettered in red, pictorial block of two dancing cats to front board. With the dust jacket. Housed in a red quarter morocco solander box made by the Chelsea Bindery. With numerous colour and monochrome illustrations by Nicolas Bentley. Spine slightly toned, cloth a touch soiled, mild foxing throughout, text block strained in a couple of places but firm. A very good copy in a lightly toned and soiled jacket with slightly nicked and creased extremities and a couple of minor chips. First illustrated edition. An excellent association copy, signed by Eliot as Old Possum and inscribed on the front free endpaper to the Tandy family (Geoffrey, Doris "Polly", and their three children), whose second child Alison was one of the dedicatees: "To the Tandy family from O.P." Eliot initially met Geoffrey Tandy, a writer, broadcaster and scientist who worked at the Natural History Museum, in a pub. As their friendship deepened, Eliot would frequently visited the Tandys and they also kept up a regular correspondence. Throughout the 1930s, the family would be the first audience on which Eliot tested out the cat poems, both in letters and on visits to the family's Hampshire cottage. In addition, Geoffrey would be the first to present the cat poems to a wider public, as he read parts of Practical Cats on BBC radio on the Christmas Day of 1937, two years before the book was published.

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        JOURNEY INTO FEAR.

      Hodder and Stoughton Limited, [1940]., London - First edition. Former owner's neat address stamp at top of front fly leaf, light offsetting to front and rear endpapers else a very good, bright copy in dust jacket with some minor internal professional restoration at the spine ends. Returning to his hotel room after a late-night flirtation with a cabaret dancer, Graham is surprised by an intruder with a gun. What follows is a nightmare for the English armaments engineer as he makes his way home aboard an Italian freighter. Among the passengers are a couple of Nazi assassins intent on preventing his returning to England with plans for a Turkish defense system, the seductive cabaret dancer and her manager husband, and a number of surprising allies. This is a scarce book in the British edition. It's scarcity is attributed to copies being stored in the Hodder and Stoughton warehouse which was completely destroyed by German bombs during World War II. An attractive copy of a desirable book. Housed in a clamshell case with the dust jacket design imprinted on the cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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        Schule und Luftschutz. Im Auftrage des Reichsluftfahrtministeriums verfaßt. 2., völlig umgearbeitete Auflage

      2., völlig umgearbeitete Auflage 1940. Broschur/flexibler Pappband, 206 Seiten. Frakturschrift. Einband leicht gefleckt, Deckel mit Schabläsur, Berufsschulstempel, vorderes Gelenk leicht angebrochen, ansonsten gutes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ralf Bader]
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        Kanalparti Christianshavn / Kopenhagen. Kanalpartie mit Schiffen. Ölgemälde.

      Bildmaß: 65 x 55 cm ( Öl auf Leinwand ). Rechts unten mit *Robert Pan, (19)40* signiert und datiert. ( Panitzsch signierte im Regelfall mit Robert Pan.) Verso auf dem Rahmen mit handschriftlicher Angabe: *Rob. Pan., Kanalparti Christianshavn 1940 Kopenhagen*. Das Bild von guter Erhaltung, der auf dem Pic noch abgebildete Rahmen wurde zwischenzeitlich entfernt . ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1940. First Edition / First Printing / First State. Dated 1940 with Scribner's "A" present. First State Jacket priced at $2.75 without the Photographer's name. Tan cloth boards with black lettering. {ref: Hanneman A18a}. Book Condition: Very Good, age toning, light spots, name at the endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, short tears. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

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        LENTIL

      - McCLOSKEY,ROBERT. LENTIL. NY: Viking 1940 (1940). Large 4to, cloth, Fine in VG lightly frayed dust wrapper with a few closed tears. FIRST EDITION OF McCLOSKEY'S FIRST BOOK! tThis is the story of a little boy who was very happy except he couldn't sing a note. Small town life in 1940's America with great illustrations Bader p.154-5. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        "Nue nonchalante".

      1940 1Mine de plomb, signée et localisée en bas au centre, Paris, (1940), 56 x 41.5 cm., encadrée (77,5 x 63 cm.). Une jeune femme nue allongée, une main sur un sein, l'autre qu'elle passe dans sa longue chevelure, de longues jambes fines croisées. Ce dessin est réalisé avec élégance et finesse, caractéristiques de l'oeuvre de Jean-Adrien MERCIER (1899-1995).

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        DIE BAUKUNST. Die Kunst Im Deutschen Reich. Hier zahlreiche Zeitschriften in einem Buch gebunden! ( siehe Beschreibung )

      München, Zentralverlag der NSDAP, 1940 - 2°, vorhandene Zeitschriften: Die Baukunst Januar bis Dezember 1940 komplett und vollständig mit 216 Seiten, Die Baukunst April 1942, Juni 1942, Juli 1942, August/September 1942, Oktober 1942, November und Dezember 1942 mit zusammen ca. 170 Seiten, Die Baukunst Januar bis Dezember 1943 komplett mit 236 Seiten und Die Baukunst Januar bis Mai 1944 komplett mit 104 Seiten, alle Zeitschriften komplett professionell in Halbleinen gebunden - guter Zustand - 1940 - 1944. a48742 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 5200 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht - Preise inkl. MwSt]
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        Where There's a Will

      Farrar, NY 1940 - Light offsetting to endpapers, else a fine, bright copy (no Dust Jacket). Scarce Nero Wolfe first edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mystery Cove Book Shop]
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        Death Starts a Rumour.

      London: Nicholson and Watson,, 1940. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in black. With the dust jacket. Small portion of pale mottling to head of spine, narrow strip of tanning along bottom edges of boards, light spotting to top edge of text-block. A very good copy in the slightly toned and rubbed jacket with a few small nicks. First edition, first impression. Kathleen Freeman was a classical scholar who used the pseudonym Mary Fitt for her Inspector Mallet series of detective novels; she also wrote fiction under the names Stuart Mary Wick, Clare St. Donat and Caroline Cory while retaining her own name for her academic publications.

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        The Poet in New York and Other Poems

      New York: W.W. Norton & Co, 1940. 1st. Cloth. Collectible; Very Good. The 1940 1st American edition --and true 1st edition of this Garcia Lorca masterpiece. Dual text, with the original Spanish on each verso and the translated English (by Rolfe Humpries) on each facing recto. Tight and VG- in its original orange cloth, with light soiling to the front panel and spine. Small, tasteful former owner stamp at front pastedown, very light foxing and offsetting to front free endpaper. Octavo, 209 pgs.

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        I PRINCIPI GENERALI DEL DIRITTO FASCISTA

      Arti Grafiche Pacini Mariotti, 1940 ** pp1. 1a edizione, un volume in buonissime condizioni, brossura, 45 pagine circa, CON DEDICA AUTOGRAFATA DALL'AUTORE!, normali segni del tempo

      [Bookseller: Messinissa Libri]
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        Direttore Curzio Malaparte

      1940 - cm 34,5x24,5, pag (variano) anche gialle, br edit, a volte con qc ill in b/n, al principio e alla fine dei fascicoli pagine di testo e pubblicitarie in carta bianca con tavole e testo in rosso. Disponibili: - 1939, Anno III, n. 8. - 1940, Anno IV, n. 3, 5, 6/7, 8/9, 10, 11/12. - 1941, Anno V, n. 13, 14/15, 16/17. La raccolta [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Politics of Democracy

      Rinehart, 1940-01-01. Hardcover. Good. FAST SHIPPING Great service. Removed from college library, usual library markings.

      [Bookseller: Due West Book Store]
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        King Cole Trio Bow Tie Display with Six Bow Ties!

      1940. Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Extremely rare 1940's display piece holding six differently colored and patterned clip-on bow ties as worn by "Royal Rockin' Rhythm Stars," The King Cole Trio. With a glossy photo of the group, featuring Nat King Cole, Oscar Moore and Wesley Prince. The photo, showing the musicians in their bow ties with the caption "Slidewell Bows Worn By King Cole Trio" was part of the display, and has been mounted on cardboard with an easel back. It can be attached at the top of the rack or placed in the lower section for a fantastic presentation of this special piece.Corner tip wear and some scattered dust soiling to the photograph, overall in very good to fine condition, 7.75 x 10". Wire rack  with allover light oxidation, in very good condition, 7 x 8 x 22.5". Ties have aged evenly and are in fine condition, each 5" wide.Dating from ca. 1944 when the "Royal Rockin'" phrase was first used in the press for the Trio's tour with Benny Carter and His Orchestra, this is a rare celebrity endorsement by an African American at this time, and most probably the first endorsement undertaken by Nat King Cole.  At this early date, the "celebrity game was in its infancy and there were few opportunities" for black entertainers and athletes "to cash in on their hard-won fame.  Razor, beer, and cigarette ads featuring white sports stars in various guises weren't uncommon in the mainstream media; but black athletes, like black Americans in general, just didn't show up on Madison Avenue's radar.  Even one of America's favorite pop singers, Nat King Cole, had an otherwise stellar variety show cancelled because of the lack of a national sponsor. In his day, Cole was as successful at vocalizing as Frank Sinatra, but the value of his name on anything but a record label wasn't even considered." (Kenneth Shropshire, "Being Sugar Ray," p. 10)

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        Fifi

      New York: Simon & Schuster, (1940). First edition, first printing.. Hardcover. Near fine/Very good. Folio. (48)pp. Printed in color throughout. Decorative boards and endpapers. Erasure mark on front free endpaper, light wear to edges and rear board, faint trace of occasional foxing, else this is a very good to near fine copy., In unclipped dustwrapper showing original $2.00 price. The dustwrapper has a small chip at bottom of spine, surface damage to rear panel,light wear to edges and folds. Overall a very good presentation of a scarce and early Bemelmans title which has apparently never been reprinted since this edition. Pomerance, A12.

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        Großdeutschland * mit der meist fehlenden, großen mehrfarbigen Faltkarten-Beilage " D a s G r o ß d e u t s c h e R e i c h "

      Dresden, Zwinger-Verlag Rudolf Glöß, 1940 - Vollständige Ausgabe im original Verlagseinband (rotes Halbleinen OHLn / HLn 8vo im Format 22,5 x 28 cm) mit Rücken- und Deckeltitel in Goldprägung und Gewebeecken. 364 Seiten, mit mit zahlreichen Abbildungen im Text und 22 Bildtafeln (ganzseitig, davon einige farbig, die Fotoabbildungen auf Kunstdruckpapier) sowie einer lose beiligenden großen mehrfarbigen Faltkarte (64 x 79 cm) "Beilage zum Buch Hans Lerch, Großdeutschland", Maßstab 1:1875000 "Das Großdeutsche Reich", Schrift: Fraktur. - Aus dem Inhalt: Das deutsche Wunder - Deutsche Wehrmacht: Heer, Marine, Luftwaffe -Deutsch ist die Saar! - Der Sieg über die Arbeitslosigkeit - Volk der Zukunft - Deutscher Sozialismus - Wiedergeburt der Deutschen Kunst - Der Neubau der Reichskanzlei - Motorisierung, Reichsautobahnen, Volkswagen - Die Heimkehr der Ostmark - Sudetenland ist frei! - Das Protektorat Böhmen und Mähren - Memelland wieder beim Reich - Die Achse Berlin-Rom - Der Kampf um den Sieg der Ordnung in Spanien, von Graf Ciano - Deutsche Spanienkämpfer berichten - Der Westwall - Unsere Kolonien - Neue Ordnung im Ostraum: Danzig, Korridor, Polen - Nichtangriffspakt mit Russland - Der Feldzug der 18 Tage in Polen - " . . . fahren gegen Engelland" - Die Fotos sind beschrieben wie: "Ministerrat für die Reichsverteidigung" (Reichsinnenminister Dr.Frick, Generaloberst Keitel, Generalfeldmarschall Göring, Reichsminister Dr. Lammers, Reichswirtschaftsminister Funk) / "Während der polnische Terror mit den brutalsten Mittel gegen die Volksdeutschen in Polen vorgeht, hetzt Juda in Genf auf dem 21. Zionistenkongress zum Krieg gegen Deutschland. Das Bild zeigt eine der jüdischen Rednerinnen während einer Hetzansprache auf dem Kongress / Eingang und Inneres eines Kampfwerkes am Westwall / Der Duce in München. Vorbeimarsch der Parteiformationen vor der Ewigen Wache / Einzug des Führers in das befreite Memel / Parade auf dem Wenzelsplatz vor Reichsprotektor Freiherr von Neurath / Der Führer schreitet im festlich geschmückten Jägerndorf die Ehrenkompanie ab / Auf Wiedersehen, Herr Benesch! / Konrad Henlein / Deutsche Truppen erwarten den Einmarschbefehl / Sudetendeutsche Flüchtlinge verlassen ihre Heimat Schwaderbach / Das Großdeutsche Reich wird verkündet. Wiener Rathaus, 9. April 1938 / Adolf Hitler tröstet bei seinem Einzug in die Ostmark die Hinterbliebenen von ermordeten Nationalsozialisten / Eine kleine Wachauerin begrüßt ihren Führer / Adolf Hitler am Grabe seiner Eltern in Leonding bei Linz. - Kriegsdruck, Erstausgabe in sehr guter Erhaltung (Vorsätze minimal stockfleckig, sonst gut); weitere Fotos siehe Nr.19271! - Deutsches / Drittes Reich, Großdeutschland im Zweiten Weltkrieg, Aufbauarbeit des Nationalsozialismus, Adolf Hitler, Führerkult, illustrierte Bücher, NS.-Kunst, NS.-Schrifttum, scharfer judenfeindlicher Standpunkt, Antisemitismus, Antijudaismusvölkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut Bitte beachten Sie: Auf Grund der besonderen Versandkostenvorgaben vom ZVAB und Abebooks, kann es bei schwereren oder mehrbändigen Werken zu höheren Portokosten kommen, da der Preis sich nicht am Gewicht, sondern nach der Anzahl der Artikel richtet. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Galerie für gegenständliche Kunst]
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        The D.A. Goes to Trial

      William Morrow & Company, 1940 FIRST EDITION of Erle Stanley Gardner's The D.A. Goes to Trial. Published in New York by Morrow in 1940. Same date on copyright and title page, signifying a first edition first printing. Book and DJ near fine. DJ price reads $2.00. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1940. Octavo. Original buff cloth, spine lettered black on red ground, facsimile signature to front board in black, top edge brown, fore edge untrimmed. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the bright jacket with a little loss to head of spine panel not affecting text, foot of spine and extremities nicked and rubbed, two short closed tears to foot of rear panel. First edition, first printing.

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        Die Hermetischen Schriften: Corpus Hermeticum. Deutsche Ausgabe mit Einleitungen und Kommentaren von Maria Magdalena

      Das Corpus Hermeticum, auch bekannt unter dem Namen Die 17 Bücher des Hermes Trismegistos, ist der Nachwelt in verschiedenen Handschriften in griechischer Sprache überliefert. Hinzu kommen weitere Einzelfragmente, sowie der lateinisch überlieferte Asclepius. Maria Magdalena Miller, Altphilologin und Privatgelehrte, hat in den Jahren 1940 bis 1944 diese Übersetzung aus den Original-Sprachen angefertigt, die damals aus zeitbedingten Gründen nicht erscheinen und erst jetzt ediert werden konnte. Eine ausführliche Einleitung in die Thematik des Corpus Hermeticum und in die Hermetik ist den Texten vorangestellt. Hiermit wird die erste hermetisch-wissenschaftlich fundierte deutsche Gesamtübersetzung des Corpus Hermeticum vorgelegt, mit Kommentaren und Einleitungen. Der Beitrag des Philologen Alexander Schmid Neues Licht auf alte Thesen liefert einen aktuellen Überblick zur Forschung zum Corpus Hermeticum.

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        Early World War Two Army and Marine Corps shoulder patch collection.

      circa 1940-1942. 189 Army and Marine Corps shoulder patches mounted on 13? x 15? scrapbook pages. The patches are all in nice shape; a couple have a little light soiling. They are affixed to the album with what appears to be white school-type paste and should be easy to remove if desired. Almost all of the patches are identified by captions on the album pages, and the few that aren?t are readily found on-line and in reference books. All of the pages show edge-wear and have pulled loose from the study scrapbook binder, but could be easily reinforced with hole-reinforcement-stickers (available at any office supply store) and reinserted. The patches include all of the major units that were active by mid-1942 except for the armored divisions. The patches are grouped by unit type: * 3 Autonomous Services patches (the largest three Army components; Army Ground Forces, Army Air Forces, and Army Service Forces); * 8 Army patches (old and new style patches for the Fifth Army); * 16 Army Corps patches (old and new style patches for XI Corps); * 8 Service Command patches; * 67 Infantry and Airborne Division patches; * 10 Cavalry Division patches; * 5 Frontier Defense Sector patches; * 31 Regional and Functional Commands and Department patches; * 7 variations of the Army Air Corp and Army Air Force insignia; * 15 numbered Air Force patches; * 8 Air Force Specialist and Cadet insignia; * 6 Marine Corps Division patches (old and new style patches for the 2nd Marine Division); and * 5 Marine Corps Defense Battalion, Air Wing, and Amphibious Corps insignia. ce. It isn?t very difficult to imagine a teen-ager?who in a year or two would be serving in Europe or the Pacific?acquiring these patches (most likely from an ?approval service? much like collectible stamps are often sold) and listening to the beat of war drums on radio news while painstakingly crafting the album pages upon which they are mounted. Some of these patches are very scarce and command prices well into the hundreds of dollars (for example a 101st Airborne Division patch with a white-tongued eagle and an original Army Air Force patch). Over half sell individually for $20 to $60 a piece.

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        Tropic of Cancer

      NY: Medusa, 1940, 1940. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION PRESENTATION COPY. 1 vol., Inscribed and signed by Miller on the title page: "For Bill Meek with pleasant memories of Washington. Henry Miller. 10/31/40.". Bound in the original magenta wrappers, spine sunned, covers sunned unevenly, corners rubbed, slight slant to spine, internally clean and bright, overall still a VERY GOOD copy. A nice early inscription the year of publication. Shifreen & Jackson A9q. This work went through five legitimate editions in Paris before the first pirated version of this book appeared in America. This was the so-called "Medusa" edition of 1940, published by Jacob R. Brussells and was printed on Lexington Ave. The ruse of printing "Imprenta de Mexico" on the last page failed to mislead authorities, and Brussells served a 2 year sentence in jail for his involvement in the project. Miller new about this edition. The bulk of the 2000 copies were sold through Francis Setloff at Gotham Book Mart and through Ben Abrahamson in his bookshop in Chicago for $10 per copy. It has been suggested that Miller received a lump sum of $1,000 from each of the booksellers instead of a 10% royalty on sales, nut he makes no reference to any such windfall in his letters, and the story is probably apocryphal.

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        Caprices.

      (O.O., o. Druck, ca. ) 1940 - 20,8x14,5 cm. Titelblatt und 6 signierte Graphiken. In OBr.-Mappe. Komplette Folge: Ohne Titel (ABC), Skythen, Verhexte Mahlzeit, Fragment eines Mädchens, Prähistorisches, (ABC), Das Geheimnis. - Mit einer Visitenkarte von Max von Moos mit handschriftlichen Neujahrswünschen für 1940. - (Vorderdeckel der Mappe etwas fleckig). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Britain's Strength: Speech by the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Winston Churchill, in the House of Commons, August 20, 1940

      New York: The British Library of Information, 1940. British Library of Information edition, only printing. Pamphlet. This is a beautifully preserved copy of one of Churchill's most famous speeches, occasioned by the Battle of Britain and honoring the RAF pilots who almost single-handedly prevented Nazi invasion of England. The British first edition - with gray wraps printed in red - is the edition most commonly seen. Here is the considerably more scarce British Library of information edition, published in New York for the American audience. This pamphlet is one in a series of Churchill's speeches printed by the British Library of Information in New York. The British Library of Information published twenty-nine editions of statements, speeches, and broadcast addresses by Prime Minister Winston Churchill, beginning with his first speech as Prime Minister of May 13, 1940 and ending with the broadcast address of November 29, 1942. These editions were often issued within two or three days of delivery and "reveal the political determination of the British government to bring the inspiration and steadfastness of the Prime Minister and the British nation to an American nation not yet engaged in the war. Indeed, twenty-two of the BLOI speech pamphlets were published before Pearl Harbor." (Cohen, Volume I, p.513, A120) Churchill encapsulated and immortalized the struggle that America would not formally join for more than a year when he uttered the words: "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." The famous bibliographic reference Printing and the Mind of Man, which surveys the impact of the printed word on Western Civilization, singles out this speech. This rare first U.S. edition of this remarkable Churchill speech is in truly exceptional, fine condition. The pamphlet is 8 pages, wire stitched, in self-wrappers, and measures 9 x 6 inches. The paper is bright, crisp, and clean with no wear or creases. The binding staples are bright and tight with no corrosion. A flawless copy in all respects. The pamphlet is protected in an archival mylar sleeve. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A131.2, Woods A60(b), Printing and the Mind of Man (PMM) 424.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        For Whom The Bell Tolls.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. First Edition. Octavo, original beige cloth. Fine in a near fine first issue dust jacket without the photographer's name on the rear panel, with a touch of rubbing and a closed tear to the rear panel. A very nice example. For Whom the Bell Tolls combines two of the author's recurring obsessions: war and personal honor. "This is the best book Ernest Hemingway has written, the fullest, the deepest, the truest. It will, I think, be one of the major novels of American literature Hemingway has struck universal chords, and he has struck them vibrantly" (J. Donald Adams).

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        Schon meine Mutter hart Schwarzwurzeln über alles geliebt.. Bleistiftzeichnung.

      32 x 38 cm, unter Passepartout gerahmt, 20 x 26 cm, , Tadell. Edith Schindler (*1940), 1940 geboren in Rüti (Glarus), aufgewachsen in Mollis (Glarus). 1956-1961 Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst in Zürich mit Diplom als Textil-Entwerferin danach Tätigkeit als Zeichenlehrerin und Illustratorin, seit 1961 Wohnsitz in Zürich. 1979 Aufenthalt in New York und Paris, seit 1978 regelmässige Zeichnerin der "Marktnotizen" im Tages-Anzeiger ab 1992 Haupttätigkeit als Malerin. 1997 Aufnahme in den Berufsverband für visuelle Kunst, Visarte. Zahlreiche Ausstellungen

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        FANTASY.

      - PANORAMA. FANTASY. no publication information or text (but purchased with a group of Hebrew books from 1940). Oblong 4to (9 1/4 x 8 1/4"), pictorial boards bound accordion style with 8 illustrations (4 panels illustrated on both sides), VG+. This unusual book actually shows 2 fantasy trips that take place in the Middle East. It begins in a child's room with the window wide open and toys on the floor but no child. The child is seen flying on top of a giant winged insect, he is then seen walking toward a large castle, then boating down a river, then in a flying chariot pulled by a giant bird. Meanwhile the toys have come alive and are guided by a wizard. They visit the Sphinx in Egypt, a walled city (Jerusalem?) and end up back in the room with the wizard performing magic. Theoretically the child could make up any story to accompany the pictures which are fine color lithographs filling each panel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        Eine braune Armee entsteht - Die Geschichte der Berlin-Brandenburger SA seltene Zweitauflage von 1940

      Hier die seltene zweite Auflage von 1940 mit 100 Seiten und 150 Bilder mehr als in der Erstauflage. Der Buchrücken ist fachmännisch unter Verwendung des originalen Rückens erneuert worden. Der SU ist eine Kopie! Es sind viele Anstreichungen enthalten. Tausch wäre auch möglich! Zahlung per Vorkasse oder Abholung, PayPal gegen Gebührenübernahme möglich.

      [Bookseller: vmann]
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        Vier s/w Original-Abzüge englischer Luftbilder von Berlin, aufgenommen am 14. März 1941 von einem nicht namentlich genannten Fotografen, P.I.R. 653.

      (Kanten gering aufgebogen, Oberfläche wohlerhaltem, weitgehend unzerkratzt, verso handschriftlich bezeichnet "German town", Datum und Einheit) Abgebildet sind (so jeweils recto einkopiert, ebenfalls einkopiert sind weiße Pfeile und Zahlen, die anscheinend die nicht zu treffenden Ziele wie Schulen und Botschaftsgebäude markieren !?!): Berlin-Lichtenberg [Bahnhöfe Ostkreuz und Rummelsburg mit Rummelsburger See] Berlin-Treptow [Plänter-Wald und Industriegebiet südlich des Bahnhofs Rummelsburg] zwei sich überschneidende Motive Berlin-Tiergarten [Siegessäule am Grossen Stern, Hansaviertel mit grossem Spreebogen, Packhof, Lehrter Bahnhof, Botschaftsviertel Tiergartenstrasse]. Mit dem Passive Infrared Detector 653 aufgenommen. Die Aufnahmen erfolgten am frühen Nachmittag, was am Fall der Schatten gut zu erkennen ist. Seit 22. Juni 1940 erreichten englische Flugzeuge Berlin, die systematische Bombardierung erfolgte allerdings erst später. Ausserordentlich seltene Dokumente zur Berliner Stadtgeschichte und zum Zweiten Weltkrieg.

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Bürck]
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        Grossdeutschland im Weltgeschehen - Tagesbildberichte 1940,

      - (Herausgeber: Oberregierungsrat im Reichsministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda Ernst Braekow, Das Bildmaterial stellte bereit: Prof. Heinrich Hoffmann, Reichsbildberichterstatter der NSDAP) - Berlin, Verlag Kasper & Co, 1940, Kunstledereinband, Schraubbindung, Großformat quer, 240 einmontierte Fotos in Postkartengröße mit Beschreibung auf 40 Kartonblätter, 14 Textblätter, 1 Bindungs-Bolzen gebrochen, Zustand 2- (FG10)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Helmut Weitze]
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