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        Le cinque piaghe di Cristo Studio anatomico e sperimentale sui dati della Sindone

      società editrice internazionale, 1940. ITALIANO 0,38 15 tavole in b. e n. fuori dal testo. Coperta e pagine con lievi segni di fioritura ed ingiallimento. Prima versione con introduzione ed aggiunte per cura del Sac pietro Scotti. USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. First Edition. First Printing, one of 7,500 copies. Octavo (19.25cm); orange cloth, with titles stamped in blue on spine and front cover; dark blue topstain; dustjacket; [8], 275, [5]pp. Base of spine gently nudged, mild rubbing to lower board edges, with three small spots to right edge of textblock; topstain is bright and unfaded; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.00), with a vertical fold and sunning to spine panel; wear along spine ends and flap folds, rear panel slightly dusty, with a few closed edge tears; verso of front flap shows several penciled dates contemporary with time of publication, erased by a previous owner; still a presentable, unrestored example, Very Good+. Chandler's second novel, a Haycraft-Queen cornerstone title. Basis for Edward Dmytryk's film noir Murder, My Sweet (1944), starring Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, and Anne Shirley, as well as the 1975 adaptation starring Robert Mitchum as Philip Marlowe. Bruccoli A2.1.a; The Dark Page, Vol.1, pp.60-61; Hubin, p.75.

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        Typed Letter Signed to Edna Gellhorn

      1940 - HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Typed letter signed. Cuba, 1940. Single sheet, measuring 8-1/2 by 11 inches. $8500.Typed letter from Ernest Hemingway to his future mother-in-law, Edna Gellhorn (the mother of Martha Gellhorn, his third wife), signed: "much love from Ernest."Martha Gellhorn had been in Finland to cover the war for Collier's magazine at the end of 1939 and returned in January, 1940. In this letter, written shortly after Martha's return, Hemingway tells Edna Gellhorn about her daughter's physical condition and declares how much he loves her. The letter reads, in part: "Dear Mother". [Martha] is wonderful and healthy and un-nervous and getting rested. She is 13 pounds over-weight but those were the 13 pounds that brought her home healthy instead of broken down and a wreck so I am fond of every one of them. She had to eat and drink plenty to survive that cold and if she had not been in the fighting cock condition she was in when she left Sun Valley she never could have stood up under that trip. I love her so much and am so proud of her that I know how much you must love her and how proud you are. Well if she was a horse that had just won the Derby it could be that you bred her and I trained her. Only I trained her damned little. But we have both trained each other very well. Then there wasn't anything I could do to please Marty in the last days before she got here except maybe be neat so hell went in so for that and for organization etc. that was terrific. You see I never ran a house before but it just the same thing as a boat really and these servants are absolutely unspoiled and fine to work with. Now we are going to take about ten of the 13 pounds off and I am going to work hard and not worry. We have been so happy and haveing [sic] risked it all know what it was we risked and what loneliness is. All the good part I would never think about while Marty was away because it made me too lonely to live but now it is just as though your soul had come back into your body and we are awfully good for each other too in every way". And I know now how it was a great and lucky thing for me that the three of you came into Mr. Josie's [Sloppy Joe's in Key West] that time in spite of all breakage. Almost no one gets what they should have and I have. This is just a note (very illiterate as usual) to tell you how much I love you and to thank you again for sending Marty and to tell you how much I look forward to when we can all be together again. [signed] Much love from Ernest." Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn met in Key West in December 1936 and were married on November 21, 1940. Although they divorced on December 21, 1945, Hemingway maintained a close friendship with his mother-in-law. The year 1939 has been written in ink on the bottom of the letter, possibly by Edna Gellhorn.Original faint fold marks. Fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Photograph. WITH: Autograph note signed

      1940 - (CAPA, Robert) HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Photograph. WITH: Autograph note signed. Sun Valley, Idaho: (Life), [1940]. Vintage gelatin silver print (9-1/2 by 12-inches), Capa/Life magazine inkstamp on print verso, partial leaf in manuscript (1-1/4 by 3-1/2 inches) centered below print, each window-matted, together framed (total measures 13-1/2 by 18-3/4 inches). $6500.Scarce 9-1/2 by 12-inch vintage gelatin print of Hemingway from a wonderful photograph by his friend, famed photographer Robert Capa, taken in Sun Valley, Idaho in the fall of 1940, with Hemingway's inscription on a partial leaf inscribed by him, "From Ernest Hemingway, Sun Valley, Idaho," handsomely framed together.This wonderful 9-1/2 by 12-inch vintage gelatin silver print of Hemingway, framed with his inscription, is from a photograph by renowned war photographer Robert Capa. Capa took the photograph in October 1940, when the two men were joined by Hemingway's three sons and future wife, writer Martha Gellhorn, at Sun Valley Lodge in Sun Valley, Idaho. Hemingway, Capa and Gellhorn had become close friends during the Spanish Civil War, where Hemingway's "dispatches provide a vivid accuracy of how the war was fought"" and his experience would later inform his writing of For Whom the Bell Tolls" (Putnam, Prologue Magazine). That novel, published the same month as this stay in Sun Valley, earned immediate praise as "one of the major novels in American literature" (New York Times). In a 2008 interview, Hemingway's son Patrick recalled that it was on this trip that Hemingway's nickname of Papa "was started by Capa". [who] was sent out to do a shoot on Hemingway sort of relaxing after coming back from the Spanish Civil War in Sun Valley. And all of Hemingway's children were there, my half brother, Jack, and my full brother, Gregory. The three of us were all there, and we kept calling him papa because he never wanted to be called dad. And so Capa said, is it all right if I call you papa, too? And that's when it started" (NPR). During their time in Sun Valley, Hemingway and company enjoyed several hunting and road trips, and Hemingway and Gellhorn's marriage on November 21 would "figure in a two-part photo essay in Life by their friend Robert Capa. The second part was a series of quotations from For Whom the Bell Tolls accompanied by Capa's [Spanish] Civil War photographs" (Mellow, 522). This exceptionally scarce vintage print of Hemingway shows the writer standing at road side next to a parked vehicle. His hair touseled by the wind and squinting against the sun, Hemingway raises a hand toward the camera in what appears to be an offer of food. Capa and Hemingway later had a falling out at the break-up of Hemingway's marriage to Gellhorn, whose novella Till Death Do Us Part (1958) speaks to her relationship with Hemingway and friendship with Capa. Photographs from this trip were included in Capa's book, Slightly out of Focus (1947), and his photographs of Hemingway were also featured in Life's 1961 issue paying tribute to the writer shortly after his tragic suicide in Ketchum, Idaho. Inkstamp stating "Life Photo by Robert Capa" on print verso, visible in windowed cut-out on frame verso. Two small framer's labels to frame verso. Inscription bold and clean. A fine framed print. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Les Saints patrons des métiers de France. Douze images gravées par Jean Chièze. Collection dirigée par Renée Moutard-Uldry.

      1940 1 en feuilles, sous portefeuille de l'éditeur (bordures de la couv. très lég. passées). in-folio (400 mm x 305 mm) de 1 f. de texte + 12 planches gravées sur bois par Jean Chièze et mises en couleurs au pochoir (320 mm x 250 mm pour la partie gravée) ; Paris, Henri Lefebvre, s.d. [1940], Edition originale. Tirée à 450 exemplaires sur Ingres des papeteries d'Arches.Les planches gravées représentent Saint Nicolas (marins, enfants et marchands de vin), Saint Yves (avocats), Saint Vincent (vignerons), Saint Come et Saint Damien (médecins, chirurgiens et pharmaciens), Saint Fiacre (jardiniers, horticulteurs et fleuristes), Saint Crépin et Saint Crépinien (cordonniers), Saint Eloi (orfèvres), Saint Hubert (chasseurs et forestiers), Sainte Catherine (couturières), Saint Honoré (boulangers), Saint Bernard de Menthon (alpinistes) et Saint Jean Porte Latine (imprimeurs)."Chièze s'est essentiellement consacré à partir de 1923 à la gravure sur bois : xylographies et bois de bout. [] Par la qualité de ses gravures, il a remis à l'honneur une forme d'illustration tombée plus ou moins dans la vulgarisation." (J. Bailly-Hezberg, Dict. de l'estampe en France p. 68)."Intéressante tentative de rénovation de l'imagerie populaire." (Benezit II-p. 720).

      [Bookseller: Librairie Philippe Sérignan]
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        The rugged flanks of the Caucasus.

      London Oxford University Press 1940 - 2 volumes 4to (27.5 x 18 cm). xv, 272; ix, 318 pp., 38 plates printed by Emery Walker after drawings by the author, and nine maps (8 folding). Original brown buckram gilt, a fine copy. The very handsome first edition printed on thick paper. After visiting Russia for seven months in 1879, Baddeley became the St. Petersburg correspondent for the London Standard, and began a lifelong relationship with that country, travelling widely and writing several important books on its history. In the summer of 1900 he made his first of several journeys to Siberia and the Russian Far East. He was a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, 1902-1940. Posthumously published, the book describes the author's journey through the region on horseback, 1898-1902. The work deals with the geography, topography, ethnology, history, archaeology, botany, zoology, and folklore of the Caucasus. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        The Reluctant Dragon (Original screenplay, copy belonging to Disney producer-director Ben Sharpsteen)

      Walt Disney Productions / RKO Pictures, Los Angeles 1940 - Final Shooting Script for the classic 1941 Disney film, "The Reluctant Dragon," based on the short story by Kenneth Grahame that originally appeared in the 1930 collection "Dream Days," directed by Alfred L. Werker, and starring Robert Benchley, Walt Disney, and a host of Disney's greatest animators. Copy belonging to Disney director and producer Ben Sharpsteen (with his name in holograph pencil at the top of the front wrapper), who contributed to over 30 Disney features between 1934 and 1960, including "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (1937), "Fantasia" (1940), "Pinnochio" (1940), "Dumbo" (1941), and "Cinderella" (1950). "The Reluctant Dragon" was the first Disney animated feature to include live-action footage, a behind-the-scenes documentary about the studio's animation process including the cartoon short of the title, which in later years was often exhibited separately from this film. Robert Benchley stars as himself, a visitor to the Disney lot, where he intends to pitch an animated version of the children's fairy tale The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame to Walt Disney. Benchley wanders away from his studio-appointed guide and tours the facilities himself, where he sees various new cartoons in the process of being storyboarded, including a "Baby Weems" short. Benchley meets Clarence Nash (the voice of Donald Duck), famed Disney animator Ward Kimball, another "animator"(played by Alan Ladd), and Walt Disney himself before being corralled to Disney's screening room, where he is shown the company's new short, none other than "The Reluctant Dragon." In addition to being a landmark in animation development, the film has become perhaps the ultimate record of the Disney studio at work during its peak. Olive wrappers, with a white title label at the center of the front wrapper in manual type, noting that this Copy No. 104, the title, "Final Shooting Script," and a date of 9-30-40. Title page present, with a list of screenwriter credits that, interestingly, includes Benchley (who was not credited in the final film). 170 leaves, mimeograph, with blue revision pages throughout. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus with light yapping to the edges, bound with three silver screw-style brads. In a custom quarter leather clamshell box. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        Poesia dei Ferri Chirurgici. Con una sintesi della teoria delle parole in libertà di F.T. Marinetti e uno studio su la teoria delle parole in libertà di Pino Masnata.

      Edizioni Medici Domus (Tipografia Enrico Zerboni), 1940 (Gennaio).. In-8°, legatura editoriale in brossura con titoli in rosso e azzurro a dorso e al piatto, pp. 136(4). Rarissima edizione originale, curata graficamente dall'autore, di questa raccolta di parolibere. (Cammarota, Futurismo, 311.8). Dorso leggermente brunito, così come i margini delle carte; vecchie tracce di punti di colla ai contropiatti, ed una piccola leggerissima abrasione al piatto posteriore. Esemplare complessivamente molto buono.

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      Gráficas Edición - TEBEO ZAS, REVISTA NACIONAL DE LA SECCION DE LOS ASPIRANTES DE LA ACCION CATOLICA 1940-1950. Gráficas Edición. Con los numeros, 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16. Posibilidad de comprar sueltos a 100 Eu/U. Ref A 6 Language: eng [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        War Orphans

      1940 - SZYK, Arthur. "War Orphans." London: 1940. Original signed watercolor and gouache painting on paper (image 9-1/2 by 10-1/2 inches, sheet measures 12 by 16 inches); very handsomely framed (18 by 20 inches). $25,000.Extraordinary signed original watercolor and gouache painting of two young Jewish refugees, huddled together, by anti-Nazi caricaturist Arthur Szyk, whose wartime portrayals of brutality, heroism and suffering strongly influenced American attitudes toward the war effort.Polish-born Arthur Szyk considered his work to be "weapons of war." Upon the German invasion of Poland in 1939, his life and career were altered forever. Syzk lived in London at the time, and, in an effort to sway American public opinion against the Nazis, British authorities dispatched him to New York City. There he was to assume the role of unofficial propagandist for the Allied powers, contributing a steady stream of anti-Nazi cartoons and caricatures for major U.S. publications, including Time, Collier's, Esquire, The New York Times, the New York Post (where he eventually served as editorial cartoonist) and the Chicago Sun. For this mission, Szyk developed a new and different approach from his established style of "illumination," creating caricatures that combined the precise detail and fine craftsmanship of his miniaturist illustrations with the barbed satire of political commentary. A survey conducted in 1941 by Esquire magazine proclaimed that Szyk's political cartoons were more popular with American military trainees than photos of pin-up girls. His drawings were used to promote U.S. war bonds, and were credited with boosting more sales than any other vehicle. In his wartime work, Syzk focused primarily on three major themes: the brutality of the Germans, the heroism of the Poles, and the suffering of the Jews. These themes were present in his 1940 exhibition, "War and "˜Kultur' in Poland," which opened in London, and later in Toronto and New York. This striking original watercolor and gouache painting of "War Orphans," signed by Szyk and dated "London, 1940," was apparently among the images in that exhibition. According to the exhibit catalogue, Szyk's series of paintings and drawings portrayed Poland in a state of "distress and fury." Many of the works in the show attacked Nazi leaders and later appeared in his The New Order (1941). "Szyk's extraordinary virtuosity has not, however, been impaired by the tragedy of his country and his religion, and those who care for exotic coloring combined with the medieval miniaturist's precision of detail could not but be interested in his work" (Thomas MacGreevy). Fine condition. A beautiful piece. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Bride Wore Black

      Simon and Schuster 1940 - Advance reading copy of the first edition. Self-bound in the iconic skeleton bride-illustrated dust jacket. About Very Good. Wraps worn. Spine creased, somewhat cocked, slight loss at head with a small tear to rear joint. The basis of Francois Truffaut?s 1968 film La Mariee etait en noir. Extremely scarce in this format. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Oeuvres complètes 1 à 23 - Avec l'Album C.F. Ramuz - Photographies.

      Lausanne, Mermod, 1940 à 1954.24 volumes in-8 brochés, couvertures bleues décorées rempliées. Petites fentes aux mors du vol. 1, tout petit manque en queue des vol. 1 et 7 et minimes déchirures en bords des vol. 1 et 8, légers plis au dos de l'album. Pour le reste, belle condition générale, partiellement non coupé. Tirage limité à 1565 exemplaires numérotés, celui-ci un des 1500 sur vergé chiffon de Biberist (250).

      [Bookseller: La Librairie Ancienne Alexandre Illi Bom]
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        Oeuvres complètes. 23 volumes complets et un album de photographies.

      Lausanne, Mermod 1940-1954 230x160mm,reliés demi parchemin pour les 20 premiers, brochés pour les tomes 21-22-23 et l'album.Edition originale des oeuvres complètes, tirée sur papier vergé chiffon Biberist (1500 ex. numérotés).

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie du Varis]
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        Soldatisches Führertum - Band 1 - 10,

      - Hamburg, Hanseatische Verlagsanstalt, ohne Jahr (1940), Gebundene Ausgabe, Ganzleineneinband, Großformat, 530 + 471 + 495 + 495 + 496 + 512 + 511 + 500 + 512 + 512 Seiten, mit Abbildungen, Bibliotheksstempel auf dem Einband, Beiliegend Inhaltsverzeichnis als Fotokopie, Zustand 2 (OA2065) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Helmut Weitze]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Schröder"). Bad Hofgastein, 13. IX. 1940.

      1940. 1 S. Gr.-4to. Beiliegend eine faks. Dankeskarte und ein eh. adr. Kuvert. An Friedrich Herrmann, Herstellungsleiter beim S. Fischer Verlag in Berlin, über Korrekturen bei der Drucklegung seines Buches "Die weltlichen Gedichte": "[...] Auf Seite 450 sind versehentlich die vorigen Korrekturen alle nicht durchgeführt [...] Die Rückkorrektur auf Seite 453 ist beabsichtigt. 'Lebendig strebende' steht oppositionell zu 'Welle', was zwar nicht ganz durchsichtig aber jedenfalls sinnvoller ist wie die Fehlkorrektur 'strebender'. Auf Seite 457 war ein falsches 'euer' noch falscher in 'eure' korrigiert. Jetzt ist's richtig [...] Hier ist es schön, gesund u. vor allem bombenfrei. Ich denke mit Mitgefühl der armen Berliner [...]". - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf; Papierbedingt leicht gebräunt und mit einem kleinen Ausriß in der rechten unteren Ecke.

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        Original Animation Cel of Jiminy Cricket

      - Possibly from the characterÕs debut in DisneyÕs Pinocchio (1940), although this character often appeared in later Disney productions. Approximately 8Ó wide by 6 1/4Ó tall; on a plain yellow background; matted by the Courvoisier Gallery (sold at Disneyland) with their printed label on the verso. Very slight cracking; the mat is somewhat spotted.

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        Die Hermetischen Schriften: Corpus Hermeticum. Deutsche Ausgabe mit Einleitungen und Kommentaren von Maria Magdalena

      Olms Georg Ag, 1940. Das Corpus Hermeticum, auch bekannt unter dem Namen Die 17 B?cher des Hermes Trismegistos, ist der Nachwelt in verschiedenen Handschriften in griechischer Sprache ?berliefert. Hinzu kommen weitere Einzelfragmente, sowie der lateinisch ?berlieferte Asclepius. Maria Magdalena Miller, Altphilologin und Privatgelehrte, hat in den Jahren 1940 bis 1944 diese ?bersetzung aus den Original-Sprachen angefertigt, die damals aus zeitbedingten Gr?nden nicht erscheinen und erst jetzt ediert werden konnte. Eine ausf?hrliche Einleitung in die Thematik des Corpus Hermeticum und in die Hermetik ist den Texten vorangestellt. Hiermit wird die erste hermetisch-wissenschaftlich fundierte deutsche Gesamt?bersetzung des Corpus Hermeticum vorgelegt, mit Kommentaren und Einleitungen. Der Beitrag des Philologen Alexander Schmid Neues Licht auf alte Thesen liefert einen aktuellen ?berblick zur Forschung zum Corpus Hermeticum.

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        "Couperin le Grand".

      1940 1Dessin à la mine de plomb sur papier vergé, signée en bas à gauche, (1940), 47.8 x 37.8 cm. "La figure de François COUPERIN, compositeur français, 1668-1733, se détache dans un rayonnement. Le très bel orgue occupant le fond de la composition rappelle la carrière de ce maître organiste. Ordonné avant l'âge requis par la maîtrise, ses oeuvres majeures ont été écrites avant vingt ans, dans le plus beau style de la musique d'orgue baroque. Il est représenté par Georges LEPAPE devant l'orgue de l'église Saint-Gervais. Ce dessinateur hors-pair, dont la vocation est née avec les ballets russes de DIAGHILEV présentés à Paris en 1909. Son style, serein, d'une matière fournie, perfectionniste est particulièrement caractéristique. Au début de sa carrière, il s'attache au portrait, intérêt qui ne se démentira pas, comme nous le montre ce rendu sensible du musicien." (Georges Lepape, par Jacques Crépineau, 1978).

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        The Wonderful City of Oz.

      Chicago: The Reilly & Lee Co, 1940 - Octavo. Original orange cloth, colour pictorial image pasted down to front board, titles and decoration to spine in black, illustrated endpapers. With the dust jacket. A bright copy with an inscription on the presentation page, in the dust jacket with just a touch of wear to extremities, small chip to front top edge. An excellent copy. Illustrated throughout in black and white. First edition, first printing, first state. The first John Neill authored Oz title. Bienvenue & Schmidt p. 124. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Perachora. Vol. I: The sanctuaries of Hera Akraia and Limenia. excavations of the British school of archaeology of Athens 1930-1933. Architecture, bronzes, terracottas. Vol. II: Pottery, Ivories, Scarabs (complete set)

      Clarendon press, Oxford 1940 - Very rare complete set of 2 volumes. "and other objects from the votive deposit of Hera Limenia, edited by T. J. Dunbabin". At the Clarendon press, Oxford, 1940-1962. Large in-4. Vol. I: xii & 271 pages, 26 figures. Vol. II: xvi & 579 pages, 195 plates. Original cloth with dust-jacket. Jackets are worn and chipped, while the books themselves are in excellent condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Perachora: The Sanctuaries of Hera Akraia and Limenia. Excavations of the British School of Archaeology at Athens, 1930-1933. Architecture, Bronzes, Terracottas.

      Clarendon Press, Oxford 1940 - Very rare. Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1940. First edition. Large in-4. This scarce title is the first of a two-volume set, belonging to the series "Excavations of the British School of Archaeology at Athens, 1930-1933. Architecture, Bronzes, Terracottas." Full brown buckram, with stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation to the spine. The exterior shows minor edge wear, with light bumping to the corners. The covers exhibit scattered minute tears. The front hinge is cracked. The rear hinge has been repaired. Two small pen markings are visible on page 7. On page 266, an errata slip is laid in. This volume has been collated and is complete. Pagination: v-xiv, followed by 1-271 with index. Present are 146 plates, including a frontispiece, with two plates (frontispiece and Plate B) in color. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Portrait Photograph of Ella Fitzgerald

      New York, 1940. Half-length, frontal view of he singer smiling shyly. Vintage gelatin print. 1 vols. 9-7/8 x 7-1/2 inches. With the photographer's embossed stamp lower left, atelier stamp on verso, and with holograph notes giving subject of the photo "Ella Fitzgerald", date, and negative reference ("XIV q 9"). Van Vechten, Carl. Half-length, frontal view of he singer smiling shyly. Vintage gelatin print. 1 vols. 9-7/8 x 7-1/2 inches. 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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        Typed letter signed. Los Angeles, 24. VII. 1940.

      1940. Large 4to. 1 p. To Mildred Sloane, the wife of artist and architect Blanding Sloane (1886-1975), regarding the trip to New Mexico: "[...] It looks like there will be an interesting time in New Mexiko this summer and I appreciate the possibility to see something of it. Just spoke at the San Francisco convention of the Federation of Arts. The convention at the University of Mexico offers a fine platform, I am sure, and I thought of showing a few slides too [...]". - On headed paper.

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        Inro Makie Shu (Collection of Superb Inro)

      Taiseikaku, Kyoto 1940 - First edition. Folio. Japanese silk binding. Near fine. 2 Pages, Japanese introduction followed by 25 tipped in plates, each with 1 inro viewed from both sides in colour. Each plate preceeded by a Japanese explaination page. A very rare book on laquer inro of the highest quality, most likely privately printed. From the library of Maurice Champoud, Switzerland. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Le farfalle diurne d'Italia.

      Firenze, Marzocco, 1940/53. Cinque vol. in-4¡, leg. coeva in mezza tela rossa, pp. XXXIV-131 + XII-401 + XVI-318 + XXIV-380 + XVIII-354 con 49 fig. n.t. + 26 tav in nero e 74 in quadricromia (di cui 8 a doppia pag.) raffiguranti in totale 5324 esemplari. Edizione numerata di 800/1000 (ma furono assai meno ed ogni volume ha qui, come sempre, un numero diverso). Ottimo stato di conservazione di questa monumentale ed importantissima opera entomologica. Il volume 'III' ? qui in due tomi : testo e tavole.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani già' Naturalistica snc]
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        The Big Sea: An Autobiography.

      New York:: Knopf,, 1940. . A Very Good, tight copy with foxing to the board edges in a Very Good plus, bright, unclipped dust jacket with foxing to the folds of the jacket. There are two closed edge tears. This very uncommon autobiography chronicles the life of Langston Hughes with a special focus on his coming of age in Paris in the 1920s and his role in the Harlem Renaissance. As a black poet, novelist and playwrite, Hughes became of one of the pre-eminent writers of the modern movement, but not before working at a number odd jobs along the way including working as a seaman on tramp freighters to Europe, teaching English in Mexico and working in a night club in Paris. .

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        Sammlung jiddischer, neuhochdeutscher und rumänischer Lieder mit eigenh. U. Bukarest und Wien, 1940-1949.

      1940. 8 eh. SS. und 37 SS. Typoskript (teils Durchschläge), vielfach mit eigenh. Zusätzen und Korrekturen, zumeist mit eh. U. Zusammen in Mappe der "Societatea Comunala a Tramvaielor Bucuresti", eh. beschriftet "Moderne Walzer-Bostons | Proprietatea: Tedi Weinberg". Unter der jiddischen Liedern (durchwegs in lateinischer Schrift) das immer wieder überarbeitete Hauptwerk "Oi, a Jeschie! (Jüdisches Klagelied)", das eine beeindruckende zeitgenössische literarische Reaktion auf den Holocaust darstellt: "Oi a Jeschie, oi a Jeschie, Gottiniu schick ins a Hilf bald fin dir. Genig gestruft host di ins of a mul, Beweis ein Wess far dein trei Volk Jisruel [...] vertrieben fin Haus in Hoif sennen mir. A tell fin ins Jiden hot menn gemacht, ganze Familien, verschleppt in der Nacht. Schiessen in Hängen, Brennen in Tränken, dus is gewesen dem Rusche sein Plan [...] Gekimmen is die Zeit, mir senn schoin bereit, zi fuhren in inser Land, Erez Jisruel, dorten is keiner nit mehr ganz allein, dort senn mir Jiden bei ins in der heim [...] Denn di beste S'choire of der großen Welt, is doch ins're Toire wie Gold in Geld [...]". Weitere jiddische Werke sind "Die Jesoime", "Die hantige Welt", "Die jüdische Chasene" und das Säuferlied "Oi Mame! Dus Lied fin dem Schicker". - Ferner enthalten sind die Tangos "Die Liebe ist ja wie ein Hauch", "Spiel du Zigeuner" und "Sag' es mir noch einmal", das Wienerlied "Wien, du herrliche Stadt!" im Walzer-Takt, außerdem die rumänischen Lieder "Munta evreascha!" ("cântat de Al. Rony") und "Lui Soli" sowie ein obszönes Liedchen "Die 12 Schwestern". Teils datiert "9. Mai 1940 Bucarest" bzw. "Soli Border, ha Barmizwa 12. III. 1944". Wie weitere Datierungen (28. II. 1949, "Herb. d. St. Wien") zeigen, überlebte der Komponist die Shoah; enthaltene Aufzeichnungen zur Übernahme von Behandlungs- und Verpflegungskosten durch die Magistratsabteilung 13 zeugen von Weinbergs Zeit als Flüchtling im Nachkriegswien. Mappe verso beschriftet "30 Compositionen gemacht bis Jänner 1951 Wien"; der ursprüngliche Aufdruck läßt möglicherweise auf eine frühere Anstellung Weinbergs bei den Bukarester Straßenbahnlinien schließen.

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        The Disneyland Omnibus

      Collins Publishers; London and Glasgow, 1940 Very good in original paper boards with cloth tape binding. Full color print on cover shows a double-decker bus with a sign that reads "To Disneyland" being driven by Mickey Mouse, riding along with many popular iconic characters. Very early printing, circa 1940. Possibly the earliest reference to "Disneyland". The name was not applied to theme park until 1955. A rare Disney item. Comes housed in a custom slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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      1940. Diputación Foral de Navarra. Pamplona. 1940 - 1947 7 vols. Enc. holandesa. Dibujos, láminas, planos, fotogr. bn. Tres encuadernaciones diferentes (1 y 2 - 3 - 4 a 7). (Ejemplares descatalogados y agotados en editorial) RECOMENDADO T1 (Ref.18315) navarra historia arte arqueologia monumentos

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        Prospektzettel mit eigenh. U. von Karl Valentin und Liesl Karlstadt. O. O., um 1940.

      1940. 1 Bl. Folio. Mit einigen Beilagen (s. u.). Ankündigung von Grammophon-Aufnahmen der Reichsrundfunkgesellschaft mit einem Bild von Karl Valentin und Liesl Karlstadt mit beider Unterschrift. - Beiliegend: Karlstadt, Liesl, Kabarettistin (1892-1960). Eh. Briefkarte mit U. und ms. Brief mit eh. U. O. O. u. J. bzw. 27. XI. 1955. An Herrn Kiessling (Fa. Emil Kiessling u. Cie, Georgensgmünd) mit Dank für ein Weihnachtsgeschenk, ein Doppelbock Emerator ("[...] ein köstliches Getränk - alle Hochachtung! Als geborene Münchnerin versteh ich was vom Bier [...] Anbei mein letztes Autogram von K. Valentin das ich noch besitze!"). Im Brief v. 27. XI. 1955 heißt es, daß sie keine Bedenken habe "bezüglich der Bandbespielungen KARL VALENTIN-LIESL KARLSTADT, vorausgesetzt, dass der Bayer. Rundfunk sowie Frau Bertl Böheim-Valentin ihre Einwilligung hiezu erteilen [...]". Weiters beiliegend die ms. Einwilligung (Planegg 13. XI. 1955, unterzeichnet "Gisela Feÿ (Valentin)" und "Bertl Böheim") sowie ein ms. Brief mit eh. U. von Bertl Böheim.

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        The Inimitable Jeeves [Eleventh Impression] NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER

      Herbert Jenkins,, [c.1940]. 8vo., Eleventh Impression, small neat signature on front free endpaper; original orange cloth, upper board and backstrip blocked and lettered in black, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly dust-soiled on (predominantly white) panels and with one short closed tear on rear panel. First published in 1923. The first appearance of Wooster and Jeeves, this collection of eleven immortal short stories includes 'The Great Sermon Handicap' and introduces Bingo Little. Dustwrapper carries price of 5/-. ALL EARLY PRINTINGS ARE VERY SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION.

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        The Inimitable Jeeves. [Eleventh Impression]. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER

      Herbert Jenkins, [c.1940] - 8vo., Eleventh Impression, small neat signature on front free endpaper; original orange cloth, upper board and backstrip blocked and lettered in black, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly dust-soiled on (predominantly white) panels and with one short closed tear on rear panel. First published in 1923. The first appearance of Wooster and Jeeves, this collection of eleven immortal short stories includes 'The Great Sermon Handicap' and introduces Bingo Little. Dustwrapper carries price of 5/-. ALL EARLY PRINTINGS ARE VERY SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Empire's Strength poster series. "Do You Know That Australia is the world's greatest exporter of wool...These Are The Sinews of War"

      London: H.M. Stationary Office, 1940. Attractive poster promoting Australian wool during World War II. Handsome image of a row of shearers, the first of whom is looking up towards you while shearing, with wool scattered around. Keith Henderson worked as a graphic artist for the Empire Marketing Board, from the 1920's. This is a lovely example of his work, with a great Australian connection. Three light fold lines o/w fine, bright condition. Text reads "Do you know that Australia is the world's greatest exporter of wool, and also supplies wheat, meat, dairy products, fruit and valuable metals: that aircraft and munitions are now being mass-produced in Australia. These Are The Sinews of War." 25 x 50", lithograph with at least 7 colors printed by Lowe & Brydone Printers Ltd, for H. M. Stationary Office.

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        The Conditions of Economic Progress

      MacMillan and Co Limited 1940 - MacMillan and Co Limited, London 1940. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1940 on the title page with no additional printings. Blue cloth boards. Fold out charts. Rare First Edition. Book Condition: Very Good, clean boards, tight spine. Light shelf wear and spots, name and date at the endpaper. The dust jacket is not present. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        J E H MACDONALD A Biography & Catalogue of his Work Introduction and design by Thoreau MacDonald

      Toronto: Ryerson , 1940. Edition Limited to 500 copies. Pp. xiv, 60, 19 plates (including 2 in colour, 1 half-tone portrait), text illustrations, burnt orange cloth, dust jacket. Soiling to rear pastedown and free endpaper, otherwise a very good, clean copy in the dust jacket with mounted illustration. Edison C42.. First, Limited Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. Octavo.

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      New York: Random House, 1940. First Edition. Very Good Plus/Very Good. New York: Random House, 1940 The first "biker" novel. This rare and groundbreaking novel centres on a motorcycle run more than a decade before anyone else wrote obout the subject. Clark's first novel. Compared to Fitzgerald by Random House publisher Robert K. Haas. Lots of "machine age angst" and of interest to the academic and anthropologist as well as the biker and collector of motorcycle literature. The run to Massachusetts climaxes with a firewall crash event, where the riders crash through a barricade of boards ablaze with gas. There doesn't seem to be room for both Goose and club president Dolph Berger at the controls. Too much whiskey too. Gunplay and violence and the cops are looking for Smoky and the Berkshire Ramblers. This is the oldest American novel about a motorcycle clubs/gangs by years, and an exceptional rarity. The classic of vintage bike books; both deep and raw. The book is hard bound in original brick cloth with black titling. The original wine and white pictorial endpapers front and rear show the Firewall. The original dust jacket by A. T. Lougee shows a rider in wine, red and white. P. 221. The book is clean and tight with no former ownership marks. The dust jacket is complete with original $2 price intact. The high spot and rarity of a serious rider's collection. Scans on request, questions cheerfully answered and customer satisfaction quaranteed. Find out why 75 % of our business is from repeat customers. Extra shipping and insurance at cost to many destinations. s. First Edition. Very Good Plus/Very Good. 8vo.

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        Original Signed Halsman Photograph as Don Giovanni

      - Superlative original 1940's doubleweight photograph of the great Italian Basso in his most celebrated role, inscribed and signed in white ink: "To Jean with happy remembrances of our stay together in the South Pacific and warmest wishes for Your happiness and future Ezio." Photographed by the American portrait photographer Philippe Halsman, with photo credit printed in white on bottom right and stamped on the back. 8 x 10 inches.Pinza, famed for his charm and sex appeal as well as his rich bass voice, first appeared as Don Giovanni in 1929. He would become particularly associated with the role after Bruno Walter engaged him to sing it in Salzburg in 1934. Walter was convinced that Pinza would be right for the part when he remembered the effect the singer had had on the Walters' cook when he visited the family in New York: after answering the door, she ran back to Elsa Walter and whispered, "Ma'am, there's such a beautiful man outside." After the war years, Pinza became a major celebrity in the USA as the first Emil de Becque in Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific, winning hearts across the country with the hit "Some Enchanted Evening."Born in Riga to a Jewish family, Philippe Halsman began his career as a photographer in France in the 1930's, and gained a reputation as one of the best portrait photographers in France. He escaped France for the U.S. after the German invasion with help from Albert Einstein. After working as a fashion photographer and collaborating with artists including Salvador Dali, he became best known for his portraits of figures such as Einstein, JFK, Alfred Hitchcock, Judy Garland, Winston Churchill, Marilyn Monroe, and Pablo Picasso, many of which appeared on the cover of Life magazine.

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        And Now Goodbye (Original screenplay for an unproduced film, with three autograph letters signed by Hilton)

      Self published, Los Angeles 1940 - First Draft script for an unproduced film titled "And Now Goodbye," an adaptation of his 1931 novel.Included are three typed letters SIGNED by Hilton. Each letter is from Hilton to producer Lester Cowan on Warner Bros., Columbia Pictures, and RKO Radio Pictures letterhead, dated October 24, 1939, May 14, 1940, and May 22, 1940, respectively. In the letters, Hilton discusses his negotiations with Laurence Olivier about the project, having lunch with Mrs. Hitchcock and giving her the script (hoping she'd impress her husband with it), how the war has affected show business, his book writing, and his transfer from Columbia to RKO. Hilton began writing the script 15 days after the release of "Lights Out in Europe," a short war documentary he wrote commentary for, six months before the release of Hitchcock's "Foreign Correspondent," with dialogue from Hilton. Set in and around the dilapidated fictional town of Browdley.Blue titled wrappers, noted as First Draft on the front wrapper, dated April 29, 1940, with credits for screenwriter Hamilton. Title page present, dated April 29, 1940, noted as FIRST DRAFT, with credits for screenwriter Hamilton. 128 leaves, carbon typescript on onionskin stock. Pages Good plus, wrapper Poor (now encapsulated in archival mylar), bound with two gold brads. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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      Simon & Schuster (1940), New York - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Original preliminary drawing for The Wonder City of Oz: "He gave Jenny a light pat on the head."

      [c.1940] - Ink and pencil on paper (255 x 195 mm). Mounted, glazed, and presented in a black frame. Margins very gently toned and with some minor spotting, small tear to margin of lower right hand corner. In excellent condition. Original ink and pencil preliminary drawing of Jack Pumpkinhead and Jenny Jump for p.160 of The Wonder City of Oz (Chicago: Reilly & Lee, 1940), the first Oz book written and illustrated by John R. Neill. With chapter reference in pencil along lower margin and caption in pencil on the verso.

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        Motor und Sport , das Motorblatt für Alle - vollständiger Jahrgang 1940

      Vogel -Verlag GmbH Pössneck Erscheinungsjahr 1940 - Format 4° ( Kleinfolio ) - Ausgabe A - 52 Hefte mit den farbigen Umschlagbildern ( Heft 16 OHNE Umschlagbild ) mit jeweils 34 - 58 Seiten pro Heft , 2 Halbjahresbände in originalen Verlagsdecken, Heft 49 Seite 13/14 am unteren Seitenrand mit 3 cm Abriss und Textverlust , Rücken des 2. Halbjahresband war beidseitig eingerissen und wurde fixiert, ist sichtbar, jedoch sind Buchblöcke der beiden Halbjahresbände sauber und fest, Halbjahresband 2: Einband etwas unfrisch,angeschmutz und an den Kanten berieben, Halbjahresband 1 : Einband gut erhalten, Vorbesitzerstempel asuf den Vorsätzen, [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Fifth Avenue Church

      New York, 1940. Watercolor and ink painting. 16 x 13 inches.

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      New York: William Morrow and Company, 1940., 1940. First edition. First edition. Fine in dust jacket with light wear to the front cover corners and lightly rubbed at the spine ends. A Perry Mason mystery.

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        Skizzenheft für das Maschinenpersonal für "U1 - 6". Band 1: Schiffs- und Maschinenbetrieb. Nur für den Dienstgebrauch.

      Kiel, 1940. - 6 Blatt, 14 Maschinentafeln mit farbigen Einzeichnungen, dazu erläuternde Textblätter. Alle Blätter Leinenkaschiert und wischfest. 11 x 30 cm, Original-Leinen. Ausfertigung 26. Mit Datum und Signatur eines Marinebaurats, Kiel 1940, der die "Übereinstimmung der eingehefteten Skizzen mit den Urzeichnungen bescheinigt". Inhalt: Kühlwasseranlage, Motorenölanlage, Treiböl- und Druckwasseranlage, Hd-Luftanlage, Nd-Luftanlage, Lüftungs- und Sauerstoffanlage, Schiffsheizdampfanlage, Trinkwasser- und Sprachrohrplan, Pumpenplan, Lenz-, Flut- und Trimmleitungen, Raumnotluft, Abgas- und Notausblaseleitungen, Anblaseleitung Tauchzellen, Rohrleitungsplan Bugtorpedorohre, Einrichtung für Tauchzellen. - Titel mit russischem Stempel. Hinterdeckel mit russischem Aufkleber. Sehr gut erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      New York: William Morrow and Company, 1940., 1940. First edition. First edition. Fine, bright copy in dust jacket. The fourth novel to feature Douglas Selby, the fighting District Attorney of Madison City.

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      New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1940., 1940. First edition. First edition. Fine, bright copy in dust jacket with minor professional restoration to the extremities. A magnificent emerald necklace known as Cleopatra's Tears and also as Czar Nick's Death Gift and as Pizarro's Rape is stolen from a shop in Paris. Many want to get their hands on the necklace and some must die in their attempt to obtain it. An attractive copy of an elusive title.

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        Die sechs berühmten Maler der Ch'ing-Dynastie.

      Leipzig, Verlag E. A. Seemann, (1940). - Erste Ausgabe dieses Standardwerkes. - Der Titel mit der Angabe „Mit 52 Tafeln und 2 Rollbildern", jedoch ist das Werk wie vorliegend vollständig. - Über die Maler Wang Shih-mim, Wang Chien, Wu Li, Wang Hui, Yün Shou-p'ing, Wang Yüan-ch'i, welche im 17. Jahrhundert lebten. - Kassette an den überstehenden Kanten tlw. bestoßen sowie braunrandig (Rücken gebräunt). Innen sauberes Exemplar. - ge Gewicht in Gramm: 4000 4° (33 x 24 cm). Mit 58 (num. 1-57 u. 56a) tlw. ganzs. Abbildungen auf 39 (dav. 2 mehrf. gefalt., als „Rollbilder" bezeichneten) Lichtdrucktafeln. 107 (1) S. (davon 7 Seiten mit chinesischen Zeichen). OKart. (Textband) u. lose Tafeln mit dazwischengelegtem Seidenpapier, lose in OPp.-Kassette m. Deckelschild. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Three Rows of Students in Motion

      Los Angeles: Circa 1940-1950s. Watercolor on paper. 26 x 20 inches image size. Signed lower right. Provenance: Marty Martinez of Piedmont Lane Galleries, Oakland, who handled the estate

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