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        Tiloulou. La grande Girafe.

      Paul Hartmann app. 1940. 16 pages pp. With illustrations. Hardcover decorated cartboard with no DJ, Frontboard sunned. 16080416

      [Bookseller: Andersens Antikvariat]
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        Club and Military Colours. Woven silk samples.

      Oblong (250 x 343). 696 silk samples mounted on 36 pre printed very stiff card pages. Divided into 12 sections with tabbed divider cards showing some wear. Brass post binding with red and gilt polished cloth boards. Soiling and joints, edges and corners rubbed and worn. Tucked in are 3 booklets and price lists relating to ties and badges.The 12 sections are Old Boys; Universities & Colleges; Oxford Colleges & Clubs; Cambridge Colleges & Clubs; London Hospitals; Regiments; London Regiments; Indian Army, Dominion and Colonial Service; Airforces & Naval; Cavalry; Yeomanry. There is a similar sample book with 725 samples from the same manufacturers in the Textile and Fashion Collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Sample colours of the Home Guard and of the Airborne and Paratroop Regiments formed in the early days of WWII are included but no sample of the Parachute Regiment formed in 1941 suggesting a date of this album of 1940.

      [Bookseller: Richard V Wells]
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        La chaise de sable.

      Bruxelles, L'invention collective, 1940. In-12 carré, 86-(2) pp., broché. ENVOI autographe signé de Mariën à Georges Hugnet. UN DES 5 exemplaires de tête numérotés sur Hollande (n° D), sans le dessin de Magritte. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s).* Frais de port en sus. * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. * La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *

      [Bookseller: Chez les Libraires Associés]
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        Wilkie Collins and Charles Reade. First edition (with a few exceptions) in the library at Dormy House, Pine Valley, New Jersey, described with notes. with the assistance of Elizabeth V. Miller

      Constable and Company, London 1940 - Edition limited to 150 copies, 4to, pp. x, 354, [2]; 24 plates (16 being collotypes) including portraits of Collins and Reade; a very good copy in original blindstamped terra cotta cloth lettered in gilt on spine, the corners mildly bumped and the spine ends creased, but overall clean and bright, t.e.g., in a similarly bright dust jacket with a handful of small tears, ranging from 1/4" to 1/2" along edges. A hard-to-find reference, especially in this condition, that includes, in addition to the author bibliographies, chapters on errata in the works of each, and a catalogue of posters and programs for their theatrical productions. Also including appendixes on periodical contributions and items not in the Dormy Library, and addenda. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        Pinocchio. Box of Six Pinocchio Books For Reading, Colouring, and Playing.

      Racine: Whitman Publishing Co., 1940 - 6 volumes, quarto. Original printed wraps, side stapled bound. Housed in the original pictorial box. Mild toning to white areas of covers, slight wear along edges, box with light rubbing to corners and notation in ink to bottom of box. An excellent set. illustrations throughout by the Walt Disney Studio. First edition, first printings. A scarce collection of colouring and paint books, featuring the main characters from the animated film. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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      Privately printed by Imprenta Gutenberg, 1940. Hardcover. Very Good. Lavish compilation of 45 ca. 1940 Ecuadorian photographic prints by Theodore Roosevelt's cousin Andre Roosevelt. Image topics include architecture, industrial installations, landscapes, native residents and more. Of special note is a rare photo of the Guayaquil Golf Club. Pages facing photos display explanatory, rubricrated captions. Inscribed and signed by author/photographer Andre Roosevelt to unnamed recipient thus: "To remind you that we are expecting | you back in Quito very soon - where | you will find peace and .... good investments. | We did have fun! | Andre Roosevelt." Foreword by Juan L. Gurrell. Bound in brown felt llama leather with finished versos. Stitched edges, gilt-stamped title and author to front panel and cloth tie. Letterpress printing on vellum. Limited Edition of 400 copies, 300 in English only and 100 with an additional index in Spanish. This copy, among the 300, states on page 100 that two plates had been destroyed in production and were replaced by two new plates tipped-in to pages 97 and 99, thus making this the second state of the First Edition. (The latter two pages are not rubricated.) Collation: [blank, 4] [1-2] [inserted blank leaf] [3-4] 5-100. Complete as issued. 13 3/4" x 10 1/2". Tight, unmarked copy. Leaves wrinkled at and near where glue was applied to tip plates in - endemic to this publication. Several small, round dents to back panel. An exceptionally presentable copy of a scarce publication. In addition to his significant photographic accomplishments, Roosevelt won a gold medal in Rugby with the French team at the 1900 Summer Olympics and was instrumental in publicizing the island of Bali to the American tourist trade. With Armand Denis, he shot the captivating Bali film Goona-Goona, An Authentic Melodrama, which sparked a boom in Bali tourism. Photographs of or additional information about this item are available on request. All inquiries answered promptly.

      [Bookseller: Midnight Books]
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        Archive of paste-ups for radiofax news articles from the Buffalo Evening News, 1940

      Buffalo, NY: Buffalo Evening News, 1940. Archive of ten original paste ups of radiofax news articles by the Buffalo Evening News, dated variously between January 17 and December 7, 1940. Radiofax, or radiofacsimile, was developed in the early twentieth century as a way to transmit images wirelessly using radio waves. RCA began manufacturing teleprinters for home use in the late 1920s, allowing people to receive and print local newspapers, as well as receive updated and breaking news, at home. Radiofax news services remained popular into the 1950s, when they were largely replaced by television. The technology is still used today by government weather services and the shipping industry. The paste ups in this archive would have been prepared at the offices of the Buffalo Evening News, scanned and transmitted by radio to subscribers in the area. Each paste up is date stamped, most with page numbers or brief layout guidelines in red pencil. Two of the paste ups feature copies of two comic strips (Adamson's Adventures by Henry Thol and Smatter Pop by Payne). The rest feature news items, including a visit by FDR to Buffalo and several items regarding the war in Europe, with photographs tipped directly onto the page. An archive of scarce ephemera regarding a mostly forgotten method of media communication, which nevertheless served a precursor to both television and the wifi of today. Paste ups 8.5. x 11 inches, generally Very Good plus or better. Tipped in photographs Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Die sechs berühmten Maler der Ch'ing-Dynastie. Mit 58 (nummeriert 1 - 57 u. 56a) teilweise ganzseitige Abbilldungen auf 39 (dav. 2 gefaltete, als "Rollbilder" bezeichnete) Lichtdrucktafeln. 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.

      E A Seemann Verlag Leipzig 1940 - . 4°. OKart. (Textband) und Tafeln mit dazwischengelegtem Seidenpapier, lose in Kassette mit Deckelschild. * Titel mit der Angabe "Mit 52 Tafeln und 2 Rollbildern", jedoch ist das Werk wie vorliegend vollständig. Kassette an den überstehenden Kanten bestoßen, etwas berieben, innen tadellos (K4). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Herold]
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        2 eigenh. Briefe mit U. Inzersdorf bei Wien und Kirchstetten, 1940.

      1940. Zusammen (1+1=) 2 SS. auf 3 Bll. Gr.-8vo und gr.-4to. An den Buchhändler Willi Henne: "[...] Ich bin hier seit einiger Zeit in dem hiesigen Sanatorium. Meine Nerven waren vollkommen kaputt, und ich war in Gefahr, mich zu versaufen. Nun mache ich hier eine Radikalkur, um den Körper vollkommen zu entgiften und wieder gesunde Nerven zu bekommen. Ich habe mich übernommen in jedem. Das läßt sich die Physis auf die Dauer nicht gefallen [...]" (23. II. 1940). - Der Brief v. 22. VII. mit Nachrichten von der Heirat Franz Nabls und einer Einladung der Stadt Salzburg, die 12 Dichter "als Gäste der Stadt" eingeladen hatte: "Nicht um dort vorzulesen oder sonst 'zu tagen', sondern [um] uns zu erholen und einander näher zu kommen". - Jeweils im linken Rand gelocht (keine Textberührung).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris]
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        The Power and the Glory

      London: William Heinemann Ltd. 1940. 280 pp. Original yellow cloth with red lettering to spine. Lacks the dust wrapper. Slight lean to spine. Board edges and spine slightly darkened but lettering bright. Endpapers darkened. Scarce. VG . Very Good. Cloth. First Edition. 1940. 8vo..

      [Bookseller: Fosters' Bookshop]
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      - Gallimard, Paris 1940, 14,5x23cm, broché. - Prima edizione, uno dei 25 esemplari numerati sul filo puro solo le carte. Bellissimo esemplare. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 25 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers. Bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1940. Hardcover. Typical mottling of the rawhide which is still supple with the silver lettering clear. Both books are tight and unread. The slipcase is a bit darkened but complete with just a little soiling. Near Fine in Near Fine slipcase. Thomas Hart Benton. Two quarto (7-1/2" x 10-1/4") volumes bound in decorated grass cloth boards with rawhide spines. Designed by George Macy with introductions by Joseph Henry Jackson and Thomas Craven. The First Illustrated Edition of this Pulitzer Prize winner with 67 ORIGINAL TWO-COLOR LITHOGRAPHS (black and yellow) made on zinc plates by Thomas Hart Benton and printed by George Miller. Copy #630 of only 1146 printed SIGNED by the illustrator. Laid in is a printed note from the publisher about this most unusual binding. One of the most desirable books of the press because of the combination of a smaller than normal printing, a popular author and Pulitzer Prize-winning book first published only the year before, beautiful lithographs by Benton, and an attractive and unusual binding.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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      Douglas I. O. M. [Isle Of Man], No Publisher [The Liberal Jewish Congregation Of The Central Promenade Camp], 1940. 1st edition. Later stiff binder with original covers bound in, 4to (legal size) , 34 pages. Original mimeograph High Holidays prayerbook for Reform German and Austrian Jewish refugees interned at the Central Promenade Camp on the Isle of Man. A reference to the prayerbook is made in the memoirs of former internee Gerald Friedman (online on his website, geraldfriedman-com/files/Internment_Gerald_Friedman-pdf) .

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books LLC]
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        Internationale Literatur.

      (Moskau), 1932-1940. - Zentralorgan der internationalen Vereinigung revolutionärer Schriftsteller. Jahrgang [2] bis 10. Gr.-8°. 87 (von 92) OBrosch. teils mit Bauchbinden (vereinzelt Läsuren am Rücken). Je Heft 112-180 SS. mit zahlr. Abb. von John Heartfield, Frans Masereel, George Grosz, Dmitri Moor u.a. Sprache: Deutsch, Erste Ausgabe. - Die bedeutende und langlebigste literarische Zeitung des Exils. Mit Texten von Egon Erwin Kisch, Erich Weinert, Friedrich Wolf, Willi Bredel, Oskar Maria Graf, Stefan Zweig, Käthe Kollwitz, Johannes R. Becher, Theodor Balk, Franz Blei, Alexander Moritz Frey, Arthur Holitscher, Klaus Mann, Alfred Kerr, Georg Lukács, Bertolt Brecht, Theodor Plivier, Lion Feuchtwanger, Gustav Regler, Albert Ehrenstein, Ernst Toller, Wieland Herzfelde, Heinrich Mann, Ernst Ottwalt, Anna Seghers, Kurt Hiller, Max Brod, Stefan Heym, Bodo Uhse, Paul Zech, Heinrich Vogeler, Thomas Mann u.v.a. - Jahrgang 1 erschien unter dem Titel "Literatur der Weltrevolution". - Dietzel-H. III, 1846. Eberlein 14241. Maas I, 309 f. Streller-R. - Es fehlen aus der ansonsten vollständigen Reihe Nr. 4/5 1932; 8 u. 12 1939 sowie 1 u 12. 1940. - Heft 1 1932 mit schwachem Wasserrand und einer eingerissenen Seite, stellenweise etwas gestaucht, sonst gut erhalten. - So umfangreich selten. - Den zweiten Jahrgang gestaltete Alexander Rodtschenko. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Frank Albrecht (VDA/ILAB)]
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        The Official History Of The Australian Army Medical Services In The War Of 1914-1918. Volume I Gallipoli Palestine and New Guinea. Volume II The Western Front.

      Canberra, Australian War Memorial, 1940.. Second Editions; Thick 8vo's; pp. xxvi, 874, 1011; profusely illustrated; appendices, glossary, indices; original blue cloths with gilt titles on spine; minor markings to cloths, foxing to pages, flecking to page edges, minor browning to pages, good copies. Vol 1 and 2.

      [Bookseller: Time Booksellers]
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        Rollendes Material. Rolling Stock. Matériel Roulant.

      Victor Pettersons Bokindustiaktiebolag, Stockholm 1940 - 135 S. mit zahlreichen schwarz-weißen Abbildungen, Seltene Firmenschrift mit Darstellung der im Werk produzierten Lokomotiven, Güter- und Personenwagen mit Abbildungen aller beschriebenen Lokomotiven und Wagen und umfangreicher technischer Beschreibung derselben. Synchron dreisprachig in Deutsch, Englisch und Französisch. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 720 4°, Original-Leinen mit Rückentitel und Deckelprägung, gutes und innen sauberes Exemplar,

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Silvanus]
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        For Whom The Bell Tolls.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. First edition, with the Scribners A on the copyright page. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Ernest Hemingway on the page following the front free endpaper. Fine in a excellent near fine first issue dust jacket with a few small closed tears. 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).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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        Dämmerung Über England

      Internationaler Verlag, Berlin 1940 - 8vo. 232 pp. Green cloth, gilt lettered, very good. (12098). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bauer Rare Books]
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        The Wind in the Willows

      New York: The Limited Editions Club,, 1940. With an Introduction by A. A. Milne. Quarto. Original pale yellow buckram spine lettered in gilt, patterned covers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With the publisher's green card slipcase, gilt lettered spine (edition number in pencil). Colour frontispiece and 15 colour plates by Rackham mounted on heavy off-white paper. Slipcase a little chipped, spine of binding evenly toned. An excellent copy. Deluxe edition, number 1578 of 2,020 numbered copies signed by the designer Bruce Rogers.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Typed and Signed Letter.

      Lillehammer, dated ''January 13, 1940''. One sheet, typed on the author's stationery. 22,5x19,5 cm. 13 lines. Folded twice. With four punched holes in the inner and lower margins. Signed by Undset. The letter is an answer to an inquiry from Swedish librarian Folke Dahl (1905-1970), organiser of the Pro Finlandia charity auction of books and manuscripts for the aid of Finland during WWII. Undset has been asked to support the cause by donating one or more of her books to the auction. She answers that she would be happy to donate one of her manuscripts instead, and that she has already submitted a manuscript to a similar auction in Oslo. The auction was held in Stockholm in 1940, Undset's manuscript of the novel Madame Dorthea was sold for 185 Swedish Kronor to Erik Kempe. Madame Dorthea, Undset's last novel to be published during her lifetime, was intended as the first volume in a series of historical novels set in late 18th century Norway, but she was never able to continue the project. In April 1940, when German troops invaded Norway, she fled first to Sweden, then to the USA, where she pleaded for assistance to Norway through lectures and pamphlets. She did also sell her Nobel Prize medal in order to contribute to Finland's cause (while Hamsun gave his medal for free to Goebbels in 1943). The manuscript of Madame Dorthea was added to the collections of the Norwegian National Library in 2013.

      [Bookseller: Patrik Andersson Antikvariat]
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        "Trois danseuses balinaises".

      1940 1Gouache, rehauts d'aquarelle, signée datée en bas à gauche, 1932, 65 x 50 cm., encadrée. Oeuvre réalisée pour l'Exposition Coloniale de 1932. EDY-LEGRAND montre trois danseuses balinaises dont l'exotisme est tempéré par le calme des attitudes, la lumière blonde, dorée et sereine qui émane des couleurs.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Chrétien]
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      TWO VOLUMES. ILLUSTRATED EDITIONS. Large 8vo. (9.6 x 6.5 inches). Each volume is illustrated with Eight full colour tipped-in plates, and several small line drawing vignettes at the start of each chapter, by Norman Rockwell. Fine, crisp and clean copies. Finely bound in recent full dark red morocco bindings by Maurin. Spines with two raised bands, each decorated with wavy gilt tooling. Ruled borders and lettering to the top two, smaller, compartments, elaborate decoration to the large bottom one, all in gilt. Triple gilt ruled border on boards. Top edges gilt. Gilt inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. Red silk bookmarks. Fine, beautifully bound, copies of these wonderful illustrated editions.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Futurismo russo.

      Lotto di undici disegni, da cm. 15,5 x 24 a 24 x 33, tutti colorati a matite grasse. L'epoca  certamente precedente il 1940, di accertata provenienza toscana; se originali od imitazioni ci  impossibile stabilire. Il lotto, non divisibile :

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani già' Naturalistica snc]
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        Original Signed Halsman Photograph as Don Giovanni

      Used; Like New/Used; Like New. 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.<br><br>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."<br style="">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.

      [Bookseller: Schubertiade Music & Arts]
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        The Story of My Experiments with Truth

      Second edition, May 1940, as stated on the copyright page. Rare in dust jacket. Book very good, paste-downs and front free end papers have been previously replaced with new paper. Dust jacket very good, a paper lining has been previously attached to the inside of the dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        An autobiography Or The Story Of My Experiments With Truth

      Navajivan Press Ahmedabad. Hardcover. Very scarce and collectible early printing of this classic book, the autobiography of the well respected Indian nationalist and patriot. Covers are made from the Khaki material that Gandhi used as a symbol of the independence movement. It is generally a bit dirty and is slightly loose from the boards in places. Gift inscription to endpaper. Front hinge is lightly cracked, with the webbing just about visible. Contents are complete, including all plates, although one has come loose and been glued back in. Text pages are clean and bright although closed page block is darkened. 2nd edition. . Fair. 1940.

      [Bookseller: Infinitebooks]
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        Journey Into Fear.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited,, 1940. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. Spine gently cocked, white spots to cloth, endpapers tanned, light spotting to edges. A very good copy in a rubbed and tanned jacket with chips and tear to extremities repaired with tape and paper to verso. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Journey into Fear

      Knopf, 1940 A very good first US edition inscribed by Eric Ambler on the title page. First American Edition stated on the copyright page and no mention of later printings. Rare dust jacket is present but worn and has a stain on front panel. But original price of $2.00 is still on front flap of jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        The Cat and the Kitten.

      New York: Macmillan Co., 1940 - Small octavo. Original pictorial cloth, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Ownership inscription to verso of front free endpaper, else a very good copy. With colour illustrations by the author. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the authors on the half title page along with an o.riginal full page water colour, " a special page for Julia Carter, with greetings Berta and Elmer Hader." Julia F. Carter, was the first full time children's librarian at the New York Public Library. Miss Carter was also the first national president of the Division of Library Work with Children and Young People of the American Library Association. She presented the first ever Caldecott Medal in 1938 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Collection of Photographs.

      Southern California, ca. 1940s. - Mainly 7.5 x 9.5 inches. Portraits of potential movie stars, police and ordinary blokes. Mounted. Mostly signed in pencil on the mounts. 25 images. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Original proof plates for his Autobiography

      1940. Original proof plates, annotated by Eric Gill. 8 original proof plates for Eric Gill's Autobiography with extensive correctional notes in ink by the artist on two of them - the picture of Gladys, his sister, and the image of the children. A full set of the plates used in the book with directions as to page numbers. Gill is correction spots and concerns about hairlines etc. He writes on th epicture of Gladys "This printi s much better than the photograph. It's a pity the line of the hair came out os woolly - the tip of nose is darker than is right...can this be improved?".

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      - E DE POLÍCIA DE SEGURANÇA PÚBLICA. Conjunto 14 fotografias (impressões fotográficas de médio formato) 1 impressão 30x39 cm; 1 impressão 15x31cm; 1 impressão 16x21,5 cm; 5 impressões 17x23 cm: 1 impressão 18,5x27,5 cm; 3 impressões 18x24 cm; e 1 impressão de 12x17,5 cm; e 1 impressão (retrato) de 18x24 cm. Descrição do conjunto: »»»» Fotografia tirada em 4/01/1940 com o grupo de Comando da Polícia de Lisboa, possivelmente obtida na Parada do Governo Civil de Lisboa, sem legenda no verso, no entanto é possível identificar o Comandante-geral tenente coronel de infantaria (?); o Capitão Pompeu Lobo de Sousa [grafia: Lôbo de Souza] ; e o Dr. Chaves, estes dois últimos presentes na fotografia seguinte; »»»» Fotografia tirada em 24/12/1941 com o grupo de Comando da 4ª Divisão da Polícia de Lisboa, com legenda no verso: Comandante de Divisão Major Lobo de Sousa; Comandante Capitão H. Ribeiro; Médico Dr. M. Chaves; Chefes Rato (23ª), Barreiro (24ª), Afonso (25ª), Barradas (27ª), Morais (28ª), Dias (29ª), Branco (30ª), e Beirão (32ª). »»» Fotografia de grupo dos polícias de giro e graduados da 6ª Esquadra de Lisboa; »»»» 2 fotografias de grupo dos polícias de giro e graduados da 25ª Esquadra de Lisboa (Alcântara) sendo uma datada de 1 de Janeiro de 1940 e outra de 5 de Abril de 1940, ambas fotografadas por J. Rodrigues Sócio da Foto-Cinema em Lisboa; »»»» Fotografia de grupo dos polícias de giro e graduados da 23ª Esquadra de Lisboa. 4ª Divisão tirada em 14 de Abril de 1939 e assinada no verso com o nome e numero de cada agente, fotografada por J. Rodrigues Sócio da Foto-Cinema em Lisboa; »»»» Fotografia de grupo do ?Curso de especialização de Metralhadoras Ligeiras que funcionou na E. P. I. ? Escola Prática de Infantaria - no ano de 1929; assinada por todos os instruendos (oficiais e sargentos) provenientes de todas as unidades do exército, e oferecido ao director da instrução Capitão Lobo de Sousa; »»»» Fotografia de grupo do ?Curso de Metralhadoras Ligeiras ? Escola Prática de Infantaria - no ano de 1929; assinada por todos os instruendos (oficiais na sua maioria) provenientes de todas as unidades do exército, e oferecido ao director da instrução Capitão Lobo de Sousa; »»» Grupo de Instrução (de Baionetas) na EII, S/D [anos 1920-1930]. »»» Grupo de famílias de militares. S/D [anos 1920-1930] »»» Almoço de oficiais do exército na Tapada de Mafra (uns fardados outros em trajo civil) EII S/D [1920-1930] »»»» Fotografia de grupo "Estágio dos oficiais das escolas práticas. Caxias. Serviços Fotográficos do Exercito. Outubro de 1927". »»»» Grupo de oficiais de todas as armas do Exercito Português S/D [anos de 1930]. »»»»» Retrato do Capitão Pompeu Lobo de Sousa, S/D, cerca de 1950/1960. Location/localizacao: 8-3-B

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      - Conjunto de 7 álbuns [6 álbuns da época e 1 álbum recente com datas entre 1940-1980] pertencentes à professora do ensino básico e secundário Maria Helena Santos Alves Pereira (16.2.1928 - 22.11.2009), reunindo cerca de 630 fotografias obtidas em Lisboa, no Alvor (Algarve), em Espanha, em Itália e em França, distribuídas da seguinte forma: - Álbum (13x21 cm) com 64 provas fotográficas (em muito pequenos formato utilizados na época: 3x4 cm, 4x6 cm, 5x8cm, 6x6 cm, 6x10 cm e 8x11 cm). Contém várias séries de fotografias que mostram instantâneos da origem familiar nas zonas rurais de origem (o Alvor, e o Algueirão em 1949 perto de Lisboa, mas ainda totalmente rural) na adolescência da professora: os seus avós e pais; a quinta com os animais e a tracção animal ainda em uso nos anos de 1940 e 1950; a viagem ao Sameiro em 1946; as festas em São João de Ribamar em 1940 e em 1950; a Praia das Maçãs em 1950; Espinho em 1946; Palmela e as ruínas do seu Castelo em 1935; Lisboa em 1963. - Álbum (32x25 cm) com 140 provas fotográficas (na sua maioria 9x12 cm e 10x15 cm a preto e branco). Trata-se de um dossier moderno de argolas e com micas A4 onde as fotografias se encontram colocadas sobre cartões. Contém uma recolha da origem familiar e social da professora e das suas actividades pessoais e profissionais. - Álbum (30x24 cm) com 95 provas fotográficas (na sua maioria 9x12 cm a preto e branco) obtidas em Madrid e Palma de Maiorca em 1962; em Paris em 1959; em Florença em 1957; e 5 fotos com grupos de crianças (ampliações 15x20 cm) obtidas na mesma época. - Álbum (24x20 cm) com 120 provas fotográficas (na sua maioria 6x9 cm a preto e branco) obtidas em Lisboa, no Castelo de São Jorge num encontro com colegas no final dos anos de 1940; uma peregrinação a Lourdes cerca da mesma data; ida a Vale de Lobo no inicio dos anos 60; colónia de férias em 1973; e um seminário pedagógico na Junta de Freguesia de Carnide (Lisboa) em 1988. - Álbum (13x21 cm) com 90 provas fotográficas (todas no formato 6x9 cm a preto e branco). Título do álbum manuscrito na pasta anterior 'Álbum 1966'. Fotografias obtidas num jardim-escola infantil no Algarve cerca do inicio dos anos de 1960. Contém 2 séries de fotografias individuais de alunos: 'As Crianças do Alvor 16-02-1966': fotos colocadas sobre fólios de cartolina azulada contendo as imagens das crianças no exterior do jardim-escola com os seus nomes; e uma série inicial sobre cartolina preta com outro grupo de crianças, também no exterior do mesmo jardim-escola e com a legenda do seu nome e idade. - Álbum (13x21 cm) com 60 provas fotográficas (na sua maioria 8x11 cm a preto e branco). Título do álbum em super-libris: "O Nosso Jardim". Fotografias obtidas num jardim-escola infantil na área de Lisboa, em local não referido, cerca do inicio dos anos de 1960. Contém essencialmente fotografias individuais dos alunos nas suas actividades escolares na sala de aula e no exterior. - Álbum (21x25 cm) com 62 provas fotográficas (na maioria em formatos 9x12 cm e 10x15 cm) com imagens dos momentos académicos recolhidos na Escola Profissional Marquês de Pombal, em 1962-63, mostrando os alunos dos últimos anos do ensino secundário no interior e no exterior da escola (grupos com a professora no recreio; e os mesmos na sala de aulas, almoços e jantares de confraternização entre os professores, e com a professora e os alunos em restaurantes tais como a Floresta do Ginjal, em Cacilhas; a inauguração do campo de jogos da Escola Marquês de Pombal em 1967; fotografias de grupo dos professores da Escola Marquês de Pombal em 1965; várias fotos do 1º Encontro de Professores do Ensino Secundário e Universitário realizado em Coimbra em Abril de 1970; e uma série final dos alunos na sala de aulas na Escola Ferreira Borges em 1982-1983. Location/localizacao: 1-A1-C-21

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        The Backward Son (In Superb Condition)

      The First UK Printing published by The Hogarth Press in 1940.The BOOK is in near FINE condition.A little ghosting to the spine and cover edges.Hint of toning to the text block with moderate offsetting and a little spotting to the end papers.Free from inscriptions, erasures and markings.The WRAPPER is complete and is in near FINE condition.A slither of rubbing at the lower spine tip.A hint of toning to the white lettering on the spine.The Robert Buhler designed wrapper artwork looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover.Loosely inserted is the remnant of a book society band which may have accompanied this title.The English modernist poet's first published novel, an autobiographical work about his childhood school experiences.The protagonist, Geoffrey Bland, is the son of an overbearing father and ineffectual mother who is sent away to boarding school at a young age.Virginia Woolf praised the novel in her diary (May 6, 1940).A very sharp copy of the author's first novel. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        7 Jours. Grand hebdomadaire d'actualités.

      Lyon M. Dodeman imprimeur 1940-1943 141 livraisons in-folio. Importante collection de l'hebdomadaire d'actualites fondé par Jean Prouvost à Lyon en parallèle à la publication de son quotidien Paris-Soir. Dès le n°1, l'éditorial annonce la tendance du journal : (...) Entre l'abdication et la rébellion, il y a la place pour autre chose : une collaboration qui ne soit une constante prostration. La loi de l'armistice a imposé à notre pays une dure tâche, accompagnée d'âpres exigences. La France le sait. Sans défaillance, elle s'est mise à l'oeuvre. Elle fait sa Révolution ». 1940 : 6 octobre à 29 décembre, n°1 à 13. Manque n°11. 1941 : 5 janvier à 28 décembre, n°14 à 60. 1942 : 4 janvier à 27 décembre, n°61 à 108. 1943 : 10 janvier à 20 novembre, n°109 à 146. Manquent n°127 et 145. Le dernier numéro (n°156) paraîtra en avril 1944. La marque 7 jours sera reprise en 1960 par Jean Prouvost à la suite de l'achat de Télé 60 qui deviendra 7 Jours, puis Télé 7 Jours.

      [Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens]
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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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        Important Early Autograph Letter: "I must forget our physical ailments and return gradually to my rainbow of modes, of rhythms, and of resonance."

      1940. Used; Like New/Used; Like New. An important wartime autograph letter signed by Olivier Messiaen ("Messiaen"), February 15, 1940, to his friend and musical supporter Virginie Schildge-Bianchini, thanking her for a care package, advising her on her musical pursuits, and shedding light on his own devotion to music even in the midst of a war.Translated from the French, in part: "Thank you for your very kind letter and magnificent package. It will all be appreciated: from the good jam to the Lu Petit-Beurres, by way of the cheese, wafers, gingerbread, [...] honey (my passion!), the good salted butter, the chocolate and the cognac. Many, many thanks again. I am very touched! It's a very good idea to learn Bach by heart. It is also very good to take harmony and counterpoint lessons with J. P. Hennebains: you won't find a wiser and more devoted teacher... and that will allow you to resume composition again more fruitfully and easily. I am so happy to see you cultivating music with such zeal. My wife and my little son are freezing in glacial Auvergne... For my part, I must forget our physical ailments and return gradually to my rainbow of modes, of rhythms, and of resonance, living two lives simultaneously: that of 'my brother the body' and 'that of the spirit.'"Written just four months before the composer's capture by German forces, and his two-year stay in a prisoner of war camp where he composed his Quartet for the End of Time, the letter demonstrates Messiaen's strength of purpose -- sustained, no doubt, by his strong religious faith -- in the worst of circumstances.1 p. Perforated edges; addressed and postmarked on the verso. Light wear and a few chips to the edges, but overall in fine condition. 4.5 x 6.25 inches (11.7 x 15.8 cm).Virginie Schildge-Bianchini (later Zinke-Bianchini) had been a regular supporter of Messiaen's work since the 1930's. After his return from the war, she took lessons from him in Paris and also hosted several concerts of his music at her house.

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        Lexicon totius latinitatis ab Aegidio Forcellini seminarii patavini alumno lucubratum, deinde a Iosepho Francisco Corradini et Iosepho Perin emendatius et auctius melioremque in formam redactum

      Typis Seminarii, 1940. Completo. 6 grandi volumi per circa 6000 pagine; 33,5 x 25 cm. Mezza pelle editoriale con titoli e fregi in oro al dorso. Leggere abrasioni alla pelle dei dorsi, piccola fessura (5 cm.) alla cerniera del primo volume. Ultima e definitiva edizione di questo fondamentale repertorio che comprende negli ultimi due volumi anche l'Onomasticon

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      William Morrow and Company, 1940., New York - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Benny the Bunny Liked Bean.

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, , 1940. Octavo. Original printed pictorial boards, illustrated endpapers. With the dust jacket. Illustrations throughout by Harriet Weed Hubbell. Boards lightly bowed in the the toned dust jacket with light soiling to panels, short closed tears along edges. A very good copy. First edition, first printing. A very scarce picture book by the author of Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer.

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      Sheridan House Publishers, [1940]. [1940], New York - First edition. Fine in dust jacket with light wear to the spine ends and corners. Johnny O'Sullivan works for the Daily News and one night he's on patrol with his police friends and they find the body of millionaire, Edward Abbott in a cheap boarding house. It could be suicide or murder and Johnny goes with murder, but the inquest goes with suicide. So Johnny is out of a job but he still has the photograph and goes with his hunches, which puts him in the middle of more murders. Filmed as NINE LIVES ARE NOT ENOUGH in 1941 by Warner Brothers with Ronald Reagan as Johnny, and also starring Joan Perry, James Gleason, Faye Emerson, and Howard da Silva. The author wrote six mystery novels and three were made into movies. He was born in Minneapolis in 1905 and died in Hollywood in 1954. He also served time in prisons for bad checks and forgery. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Walt DisneyÕs Fantasia. With a Foreword by Leopold Stokowski

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1940 - First Edition. Aside from a small spot on the bottom edge, very nearly a fine copy in a good dust jacket. Presentation copy, inscribed by Disney on the half-title, ÒTo Esther With All Best Wishes, Walt Disney.Ó The recipient is purported to be Mexican actress Esther Fernandez, who worked briefly in Hollywood, although there doesnÕt appear to be any particular association with Disney. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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      New York: Simon and Schuster,, 1940. With a foreword by Leopold Stokowski. Folio. Original grey cloth, titles to spine and front board in blue, illustrated endpapers. With the dust jacket. Colour illustrations throughout. Front hinge cracked, contents lightly toned. A very good copy in the dust jacket with shallow chipping to spine ends, shallow chip to foot of front panel, some short closed tears to extremities. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Walt Disney, "To David Von Kessell sincerely Walt Disney." David was the son of Disney Imagineer, Glendra Von Kessel.

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        Chronique privée de l'an 1940

      Stock 1940 - - Stock, Paris 1940, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 115 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil du Marais. Dos très légèrement insolé, sinon agréable exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 115 numbered copies on "pur-fil" paper Marais. Back slightly insolated, otherwise nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      William Morrow and Company, 1940., NEW YORK - First edition. Fine, bright copy in dust jacket. The fourth novel to feature Douglas Selby, the fighting District Attorney of Madison City. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph manuscript signed. N. p. o. d.

      1940. Folio. 16½ pp. on 17 ff. Obituary on the French writer Jean Binet-Valmer, who had died in April 1940: "C'etait un homme. Il eut des vertus d'homme et des faiblesses d'homme. Mais, en lui, jamais rien de mesquin ni de petit [...] Et je n'exagère pas en declarant ici qu'aux heures redoutables que traverse la France, elle aurait grand besoin de retrouver des hommes neufs qui ressembleraient à ce que fut Binet-Valmer [...]". - Edges slightly frayed, otherwise in good condition.

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        Militargeographische Angaben Uber England Sudkuste Text Und Bildheft Mit Kartenanlagen Abgeschlossen am 15. August 1940 Zu Mappe C.

      Military Geographic Information about the South Coast England text and picture booklet with maps installation. Completed on 15 August 1940 to folder C. Original soft cover; landscape 8vo. 446 pages with fold out map at rear. A rare document prepared for the abortive invasion of England in 1940, given the code name Sealion (German: Unternehmen Seelöwe). Contains numerous photographs, maps, sketches and descriptions of the south coast. Moving and disturbing at the same time. Very good, some pencil annotations in French, covers a little creased and spotted, internally clean. Housed in specially made cloth box.

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