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        Snopes Trilogy (The Hamlet, The Town, The Mansion)

      Random House, New York 1940 - Three volumes The Hamlet. NY: Random House, 1940. First edition, first printing. Numbered 63 of a special edition of 250 signed by Faulkner. Bound in half blue buckram over rice-paper boards. Title gilt on spine. Top edge gilt. With faint tanning to upper edges of rice paper. Without original glassine dust-wrapper. Else fine. With bookplate of Kenneth G. Price on front paste-down.The Town. NY: Random House, 1957. First edition, first printing. Numbered 173 of an edition of 450 signed by Faulkner, Bound in tan buckram with Faulkner signature gilt to front cover. Title gilt on spine. Top-edge stained red, dark and even. In original glassine dust-wrapper. Small chip to upper fore-corner of dust-wrapper. Closed across front of dust-wrapper. Lower 1/2" of tail of dust-wrapper missing. Else fine. The Mansion. NY: Random House, 1959. First edition, first printing. Numbered 56 of 500 copies signed by Faulkner. Bound in black buckram with beveled edged, title gilt to front cover. Title gilt on spine. Top edge stained blue, dark and even. In original glassine dust-wrapper. Tiniest chips to upper corners of rear of dust-wrapper. Fore-corners slightly fraying. Else fine.??All three volumes enclosed in a custom quarter morocco and moire silk covered clam shell box. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Pryor-Johnson Rare Books]
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        The Grapes of Wrath [Illustrated]

      Heritage Press, 1940 Inscribed illustrated edition. Inscribed by John Steinbeck on the title page to Mr. and Mrs. O'Quinn. Thomas Hart Benton (illustrator). 559 pgs, 7 7/8" wide x 10 1/4" tall. Illustrated endpapers. Dark tan cloth with silver lettering . All external page edges have been tinted a light yellow by the publisher. The book spine is slightly sunned. Comes in publisher's slipcase, edges worn and top edge on one side split. The book itself is internally unmarked, clean, tightly bound and in fine condition. All housed in a custom-made slipcase. The story of The O'Quinns: In 1955, John Steinbeck came to Austin, Texas, to visit his nephew, Jon Atkinson. Jon was highschool friends with Kerry O'Quinn. During Steinbeck's visit, Kerry went to Jon's house and took his parent's Heritage Club copy of The Grapes of Wrath which Steinbeck signed with the wonderful inscription: "For Mr. & Mrs. Quinn, from John Steinbeck who isn't angry at anybody". FYI: When Jon and Kerry graduated highschool in 1956, their parents gave them a two week trip to New York City. John and Elaine Steinbeck were away at Sag Harbor for the summer but offered them the use of his 5-story townhouse on East 72nd Street, complete with housekeeper and cook. Elaine helped them to get orchestra seats for all the big Broadway musicals including My Fair Lady which was sold out.

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        The Mixture as Before.

      London: William Heinemann Limited, , 1940. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to front board and spine gilt, top edge blue, blue endpapers. With the dust jacket and wraparound band. Bookseller's ticket to rear free endpaper. Some mild toning to contents, an excellent copy in the bright jacket with some minor nicks to extremities and shallow chips to spine ends. First edition, first impression, with the scarce wraparound band.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Photographs inscribed

      1940 - ARMSTRONG, Louis. Four inscribed photographs. New York, circa 1939-42. Four original photographs of various sizes. $2500.Four original photographs of Armstrong wonderfully inscribed by him to his lover Willa Mae Lane.The four inscriptions read: ÒTo my good friend Brown Sugar, From Satch;Ó ÒIÕll always care for you, From Pops;Ó ÒTo my Best Pal Willa Mae Lane, From Pops;Ó and ÒTo Willa Mae Lane, one of the finest pals that IÕve ever had. Best wishes, From Louis (Satchmo) Armstrong.Ó Armstrong knew cabaret dancer Willa Mae Lane from his engagements at the Cotton Club in Harlem. Willa Mae had begun her career in a dance act with her sister Jeni LeGon, working the clubs in the Midwest before landing the job at the famous Harlem club. Her dancing prowess was featured in the 1939 movies Pocomania and The ÕDevils Daughter. Also included are three publicity shots of Willa Mae. A wonderful collection from the estate of Willa Mae Lane.Generally near-fine. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        [FIRST RUSSIAN STEINBECK] Grozdiya gneva / Perevod s angl. N. Volzhinoi [i.e. The Grapes of Wrath / Translated from English by N. Volzhina]

      Moscow: Gosizdat, 1940. 504 pp.: ill., 1 front. (ill.). 20x13,5 cm. Illustrations by L. Brodaty. In original publisher's illustrated card boards. Covers slightly rubbed, owner's signature on the front endpaper, owner's ink book stamp on the title page, pp. 17, 41, 504; a small wormhole on the lower side of a few pages. Otherwise a very good clean copy. First Russian edition. First book by Steinbeck in Russian. Although the book was banned shortly in Ireland and few American towns (in schools and libraries) it was for obvious reasons never banned in Soviet Union. It was important for Soviet authorities to monitor what was published in the West. Unfortunately for them it was a hard task to find anything suitable for their purposes - a high standard bright foreign fiction with correct ideology. That is why Grapes of Wrath was a definite bombshell not only in America but even more so in Soviet Union. It made Steinbeck famous in a day. Starting in August of 1939 such newspapers as Pradva, Ogonyok, Literary Newspaper printed short fragments from Grapes of Wrath. Soviet newspapers made it famous even before it was fully published. For example, Izvestiya from November 17th 1939 with an article titled "Grapes of Wrath - banned in USA" about a campaign against the book across America: "...because it reflects the hard situation and conditions in which farmers live in California". Soviet anticapitalist interpretation was obvious and announced instantly in many reviews, e.g. in one of these reviews was said the author "leads us to a logical way out - a revolution, freeing lower classes from exploitation". Soviet periodicals clearly showed ideological and political bias typical for the Soviet assessment and interpretation of the novel as an example of proletarian and anti-capitalist American literature. After the full translation was published in 1940 Steinbeck received many letters from Soviet editors and officials thanking him for writing this novel and telling him about thousands of new fans. In 1948 USSR bought rights for Grapes of Wrath film (1940) to demonstrate the Soviet viewer all "ulcers and vices" of American capitalism but in just a few days of the showing the film was cancelled because people noticed that a broke farmer was able to buy a used truck. In 1963 Steinbeck came to Russia for the second time (his first visit he described in his book A Russian Journal published in 1948). At one of the unofficial meetings at Russian poet Evtushenko's apartment he met a Siberian driver (Evtushenko's uncle Andrey) with whom he spent almost the entire evening in a conversation. Apparently the driver knew Grapes of Wrath very well which maid Steinbeck ecstatic: "You made my day, Andrew! I would never thought truck drivers from Siberia would read my books!" WorldCat locates four copies.

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        Hitler et moi

      Grasset, 1940. - Grasset, Paris 1940, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - Prima edizione della traduzione francese, una delle copie della stampa. Binding a bradel in tessuto nero pieno, liscio indietro pezzo come il dolore rosso, coperte angolarmente ristrutturato conservati. Molto raro dedica autografa firmata dall'autore Robert Treukle: "... in Unser Kampfgemeinschaft ..." La nostra copia è arricchita da una fotografia originale dell'autore, montato su scheda, che Otto Strasser ha aggiunto queste poche parole: "als Familie Treukle Ostergrup 1940" e firmato da lui. Raro insieme.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Reliure à la bradel en plein papier façon cartonnage gaufré, dos lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, couvertures et dos conservés, reliure signée de Goy & Vilaine. Très rare envoi autographe signé de Otto Strasser à Robert Treukle : "... in unser Kampfgemeinschaft..." Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'une photographie originale de l'auteur, montée sur onglet, sur laquelle Otto Strasser a inscrit ces quelques mots : "Familie Treukle als Ostergrup 1940" et qu'il a signée. Rare ensemble.  

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      1940. MELANGES RADET. 1940. In-8.Carré. Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur acceptable. 710 pages. Ecritures sur la première page.

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        Die sechs berühmten Maler der Ch\'ing-Dynastie.

      Leipzig, Verlag E. A. Seemann, (1940). 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. 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. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Contag, Die sechs berühmten Maler der Ch\'ing-Dynastie, Ching, Chinesische Kunst, Malerei, China, Asien, Wang Shih-mim, Wang Chien, Wu Li, Wang Hui, Yün Shou-p\'ing, Wang Yüan-ch\'i, Qingdynastie

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      London: MacMillan & Co.. Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket. 1940. Hardcover. Volume one shows wear & chipping to price clipped DJ. Bookseller's stamp to rear endpaper. Volume two lacks dust jacket and has slight wear to extremities with two corners slightly bumped; With illustrations, a total of seven fold-out maps and one map in rear pocket. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 414 pages .

      [Bookseller: Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore]
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        Five Miles High: The Story of an Attack on the Second Highest Mountain in the World by Members of the First American Karakoram Expedition

      London: Robert Hale Ltd., 1940 Illustrated from photographs taken by members of the expedition. First English edition, first printing. Personal copy of mountaineer George Lowe, with his bookplate and ownership inscription: "W.G. Lowe. / 1953. / from John Pascoe / Wellington N.Z." with additional inscription by fellow New Zealand author and mountaineer John Pascoe: "John Pascoe / rule / c/o Dept. Internal Affairs / Wellington." Publisher's red cloth, lettered in silver, pictorial endpapers illustrated with maps of the Himalayas and K2. A good copy, with lean to spine, fading and a few spots of soiling to boards, some wear and rubbing, spine cracked but holding, with Pascoe's review for Five Miles High and the dust jacket front flap and panel adhered to inside pages. Overall, a presentable copy, with an excellent association. George Lowe acquired this book from John Pascoe in 1953 - the same year as the British Mount Everest Expedition that saw Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay make the first successful summit. A writer and outdoor enthusiast, Pascoe made several notable climbs in New Zealand and wrote his own books on mountaineering. Five Miles High is an account of the 1938 American Karakoram Expedition, which sought to summit K2, the world's second highest mountain. Specifically, the expedition members take turns narrating the excursion from their preparatory planning through their final descent. In addition to their narratives, Five Miles High includes comprehensive appendices that describe even the smallest technical details of the trip, including a summary of the climbing activities, a breakdown of what food was brought and in what quantities, type of equipment, financials, transportation, and weather.. Signed. 1st English Edition.. Hard Cover. Good.

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        The Rugged Flanks of the Caucasus (Two-Volume First Edition Set)

      London: Oxford University Press, 1940 Hardcover Two-Volume Set, 1st Printing, gilt-stamped polished tan buckram with numerous illustrations and maps, many in foldout; details the author's explorations in the more remote Central Asian regions of the Caucasus, printed on heavy rag paper with rough cut edges, small college library stamp to top edge of rear pastedowns, no other markings, institutional or otherwise, small surface paper tears to endpapers of Vol 1 at hinges but binding is tight & hinges are unaffected, else a clean tight exemplary set of this wonderful & scarce work, lacking the even scarcer dust wrappers; Two 4tos: 272pp + illus & maps and 318pp indexed + illus & maps. Extra shipping charge REQUIRED for priority or overseas delivery of this heavy oversize book (extra charge SUBSTANTIAL for overseas shipment). First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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      London; Narod Press, 1940. Original Wraps. 8vo. 19 pages. 24 cm. Early (1940) report on the massacre of the Jews of Poland; Second Impression. ?First published: May 1940. Second Impression: September 1940.? Variant, second impression, with name of publisher on rear wrap, and added preface (mentions the capitulation of France in the war) and date of impression on verso of front wrap. Memorandum submitted to the 39th Annual Conference of the Labour Party at Bournemouth by the Jewish Socialist Labour Party (Poale Zone) of Great Britain. Memorandum on Nazi persecution of Jews in the first months of the war and the need for immediate settlement in Palestine: ?The second world war has revealed the unparalleled tragedy of the Jewish people. ? The sufferings and humiliation of the Jews under Nazi rule have no counterpart even in the cruelty and crime deliberately practised against other inhabitants of the vanquished states. Robbery of the last means of subsistence, starvation, physical ill-treatment, seclusion in overcrowded ghettoes, suppression of all cultural life, concentration camps, slave labour, massacre, and the Lublin reserve destined to become the grave of its compulsory inhabitants ? this is the lot of Jewry under Nazi rule. ? - pg 3. Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 - Jews - Congresses. Jews - Colonization ? Palestine - Congresses. Jews - Palestine - Congresses. Jews. Jews - Colonization. World War (1939-1945) Conference proceedings. Middle East - Palestine. OCLC lists 12 copies. Light wear to wraps, very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (HOLO2-123-6)

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books LLC]
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        A Woman's Face (Original screenplay for the 1941 film)

      Revised Draft script for the 1941 film. Studio file copy, with rubber-stamps on the front wrapper. Brief notations in holograph pencil on both sides of the front wrapper. Last page of text not stated as screenplay ending (presumably lacking a few le: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1940. Revised Draft script for the 1941 film. Studio file copy, with rubber-stamps on the front wrapper. Brief notations in holograph pencil on both sides of the front wrapper. Text ends with scene 392, as called for. Based on Francis de Croisset's 1932 play, "Il Etait Une Fois." Key film noir about a blackmailing female with a disfiguring facial scar who preys on a woman, the wife of a cosmetic surgeon. The surgeon offers to help the disfigured woman, but her adjustment into a crime-free life is turbulent. A side story involves a partner-in-crime: a man in search of fortune, only his four-year-old nephew stands in the way. Set in Sweden, shot on location in Sun Valley, Idaho. Goldenrod titled wrappers, noted as FILE COPY on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 157 and production No. 4760, dated 10/11/40, with credits for producer Victor Saville and screenwriter Paul. Title page integral with front wrapper. 125 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 123. Mimeograph, dated variously between 10/10/40 and 10/26/40, many undated pages, with revision pages throughout, dated variously between 10/14/40 and 10/23/40. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads. Grant, pp. 714-715. Selby, p. 142.

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      1940-41. Photographs of Hymie Kaplan are originals from several news photographers, with square pencil mark for editing and brush up for printing, photographs contain back page dates (1940-1941) , descriptions of details, also includes laid in newspaper clippings with text which photographs were used in; photographs and descriptions of Hymie Kaplan while he was being booked at the Butler St. Police Station, Brooklyn, in November 1940, and three photographs of his courtroom trial at County Court, Brooklyn, on charges of racketeering, in ?connection with card sharp ring that has fleeced suckers of $4, 000, 000?, he was sentenced to 20 years of prison. Also includes laid in original Fingerprint sheet from the criminal court of New York City, of Edward Levine, born 1942, includes attached Fingerprint Bureau Arrest Record of Levine, with dates, charges, dispositions, judges presiding, etc. Over the period 1961-1966, wherein Levine served sentences for three of the four occasions, with back page attached FBI arrest record, which notes several further arrests in Miami Beach; also includes laid in later newspaper clipping (undated but probably 1968) announcing that Levine, 28 years old, was shot and killed by an off duty copy, ?after he allegedly assaulted the officer with a baseball bat?, ?police said that Levine had been arrested nine times, once in 1951 for breaking a cop?s jaw?; Levine?s rap sheet ends with this newspaper clipping. With the book, Tough Jews: ?In an L. A. Delicatessen, a group of Brooklyn natives gets together to discuss basketball, boxing, the weather back east, and the Jewish gangsters of yesteryear. Meyer Lansky. Bugsy Siegel. Louis Lepke, the self-effacing mastermind of Murder, Inc. Red Levine, the Orthodox hit man who refused to kill on the Sabbath. Abe ?Kid Twist? Reles, who looked like a mama's boy but once buried a rival alive. These are just some of the vibrant, vicious characters Rich Cohen's father reminisced about and the author evokes so pungently in Tough Jews. Tracing a generation of Jewish gangsters from the candy stores of Brownsville to the clubhouses of the Lower East Side - and, occasionally, to suites at the Waldorf -Cohen creates a densely anecdotal and gruesomely funny history of muscle, moxie, and money. Filled with fixers and schlammers, the squeal of tires and the rattle of gunfire, his book shatters stereotypes as deftly as its subjects once shattered kneecaps. ? (Publishers Description) Subjects: Jewish criminals - New York (State) - New York. Crime - New York (State) - New York. Jews - New York (State) - New York - Social conditions. Gangster. Jewish criminals - New York (State) - New York - History - 20th century. Organized crime - New York (State) - New York - History - 20th century. Light wear to jacket, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (SPEC-36-52)

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        Horton Hatches the Egg

      Random House, 1940 A fine first printing (so stated on copyright page) in a near fine first issue dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's clamshell case.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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        Kindlers Literatur Lexikon (KLL): 18 B?nde inkl. Registerband (Gebundene Ausgabe) von Arnold Heinz Ludwig (Herausgeber), Heinz Ludwig Arnold (Herausgeber)

      Metzler, J B, 1940. Darauf haben Interessierte und Kenner gewartet: Kindlers Literatur Lexikon neu aufgelegt. Von den ersten schriftlichen Zeugnissen der Menschheit bis zur Gegenwart versammelt das epochale Nachschlagewerk rund 13.000 Werke aus allen Literaturen der Welt. V?llig neu bearbeitet und um eine F?lle von Eintr?gen erg?nzt, erschlie?t das Werklexikon in 17 B?nden und einem Registerband Belletristik, Briefe, Tageb?cher und Memoiren, Popul?r - , Kinder - und Jugendliteratur sowie Sachtexte vielf?ltiger Disziplinen. Neu: Einleitende Biogramme (biografische Kurzinformationen) skizzieren die zentralen Lebensdaten der Autoren. Eine Vielzahl zus?tzlicher Werkgruppenartikel er?ffnet kompakte Einblicke in das Gesamtwerk einzelner Schriftsteller. Die komplett ?berarbeiteten Literaturangaben schaffen mit Hinweisen auf die wichtigsten weiterf?hrenden Werke eine fundierte wissenschaftliche Basis. Rund 600 anonyme Werke und Artikel zu Stoffen der Weltliteratur runden das Lexikon ab. Ein unentbehrlicher und einzigartiger Wissensfundus. Heinz Ludwig Arnold, geboren 1940, ist Herausgeber der 1963 von ihm gegr?ndeten Zeitschrift f?r Literatur TEXT+KRITIK, des seit 1978 erscheinenden Kritischen Lexikons zur deutschsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur (KLG) und war bis 2008 Herausgeber des seit 1983 erscheinenden Kritischen Lexikons zur fremdsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur (KLfG). Von 1995 bis 2000 erschien seine 11 - b?ndige Anthologie Die deutsche Literatur seit 1945. Er hat au?erdem zahlreiche B?cher, vor allem zur Literatur des 20. Jahrhunderts, ver?ffentlicht. Er ist weit ?ber die Grenzen Deutschlands hinaus bekannt als einer der besten Kenner der Gegenwartsliteratur. Seit 1995 ist er Honorarprofessor an der Universit?t G?ttingen und seit 1999 Mitglied der Deutschen Akademie f?r Sprache und Dichtung, Darmstadt. 1998 erhielt er den Niedersachsenpreis f?r Publizistik. In den letzten Jahren erarbeitete er als Herausgeber das Konzept f?r die grundlegende Neubearbeitung des Kindlers Literatur Lexikon. Er ist Leiter der achtk?pfigen Redaktion in G?ttingen, die in allen Stufen der Vorbereitung dieses Projekts, der Korrespondenz mit den ca. 1500 VerfasserInnen, der Aufbereitung der Manuskripte, der Datenrecherche, der Pflege von Verweisen und den insgesamt sechs Korrekturl?ufen Hervorragendes geleistet hat. 75 Fachberaterinnen und Fachberater unterst?tzten den Herausgeber in enger Zusammenarbeit bei der Konzeption, der Auswahl der ber?cksichtigten Werke und der Beitr?ger. Inhalt: Beschreibung der Ausgabe Bandschnitte: Band 1: A - Bak Band 2: Bal - Bot Band 3: Bou - Chr Band 4: Chu - Dud Band 5: Duf - Fuz Band 6: Gaa - Hah Band 7: Hai - Hyr Band 8: Igi - Ker Band 9: Kes - Len Band 10: Leo - Mar Band 11: Mas - Nek Band 12: Nel - Pil Band 13: Pin - Roo Band 14: Ror - Sez Band 15: Sha - Szy Band 16: Tab - Vik Band 17: Vil - Z Registerband Verlagsort Stuttgart Sprache deutsch Ma?e 170 x 240 mm Gewicht 32940 g Einbandart gebunden Sprachwissenschaft Literaturwissenschaften Literatur - Lexikon Literatur - Lexikon Literatur Lexikon Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft Lexika Nachschlagewerk Enzyklop?die Geisteswissenschaften ISBN - 10 3 - 476 - 04000 - 3 / 3476040003 ISBN - 13 978 - 3 - 476 - 04000 - 8 / 9783476040008

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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940., 1940. First edition. First edition. Author's first and only mystery novel. Fine in dust jacket with light professional restoration to the spine ends and extremities. An apartment house in which many young artists live is the scene of the murder of Betsy Fowler, found bludgeoned to death at the foot of her modeling stand. Everyone in the house was a suspect, and it was not until another murder occurred that Insp. Darrow of the New York police was able to finally solve the puzzling cases.

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        For Whom the Bells Tolls

      Scribner, 1940 Very good book in a very good dust jacket. T1940 stated on title and copyright page, letter A marked on copyright page, indicating a first edition. Book has some darkening on gutters, minor tanning on spine, minor foxing on spine. Dust jacket has some wear and chipping along edges and corners. Flap price $2.75. Comes in custom-made slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        For Whom The Bell Tolls

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. Rilegato tela, sovracoperta (cloth, dust jacket) Prima edizione siglata con la lettera "A" dell'editore al colophon, completo della sovraccoperta in prima tiratura che non accreditava il nome del fotografo per il ritratto di Hemingway sul retro / First edition, first printing, with the Scribner's "A" to colophon, and in the first issue jacket without the photographer's credit . 8vo. pp. 472. Molto Buono (Very Good). Sovracoperta restaurata professionalmente (Dust jacket professionally restored). Prima edizione (First Edition, first printing).

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        For Whom The Bell TOLLS

      Scribners, New York 1940 - The book is a first edition with Scribners A on thetitle page. The book is tight with no writing in it. The boards are covered with very clean tan cloth and red &black stampingsHemingways ssignature is also stamped on the cover. Therre is some dis coloring on the fep and inside front cover where someone hada letter or photo laid in. The first state jacket has the price still intact. The jacket does not have the photographers name on the photo page. It has shelf wear on the corners and bottom Thetop of the spine has ahalf inc chip and edge wear. Overall a very reasonable original and very collectible Size: Octavo 472pgs [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Practical Course of Instruction in the Science of Horology or The Construction and Repair of Time-Measurement Instruments Form 2005 -A-H- A Student Textbook

      The American Horologist, Denver Colorado 1940 - 311 Numbered Pages. As New condition. A solid 2½ inch book with black boards and gold lettering on the spine. The interior text and illustration pages are free of marks and flawless. The student blanks have not been filled in. At the end of most of the 26 lessons are illustration pages that are un-numbered and not included in the page count. The actual page count is more like 450 or so. Contents in Three Sections: Basic Mechanics, Clock Repairs, and Watch Repairing. Each of the 26 lessons has a title page and most have a copyright of 1940 however there is a consistent paragraph numbering 1 thru 154 for the Lessons 1 thru 24. Lesson 25 is labeled Unit Q I-5 #21547. Lesson 26 consists entirely of eight illustration pages from the American Horologist with dates of 1946 and 1947. An example of Lesson Contents is this from Lesson 9: Pin-Wheel Escapement, Alarm Clock Mechanism, Pin-Lever Escapement, Putting the Escapement on Beat, the Angular Motion of the Fork, The Pallet Action, The Draw, The Safety Action, The Balance Spring or Hairspring, and Adjusting the Hairspring. (Pages 127 thru 142 plus 3 un-numbered pages of illustration and student questions). This is probably a textbook used by the Horological Colleges in existence in 1940. Scans and additional information available on request. Large, heavy book that may incur additional shipping charges to some locations. Size: 8 3/4" X 11 1/4" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Riga: Farlag Kamp, 1940. 1st Yiddish Edition; we could find no record of an earlier edition in any other language. Original paper wrappers. 12mo, 24 pages, 18cm. In Yiddish with alternate Latvian title page. Exceedingly scarce Latvian Yiddish Atheist pamphlet, certainly one of the last Yiddish publications in Latvia; OCLC-Worldcat literally lists not a single Yiddish publication from Riga 1941-1987. ?Immediately after the establishment of German authority [in Latvia] in the beginning of July 1941, the elimination of the Jewish and Roma population began, with major mass killings taking place at Rumbula and elsewhere. The killings were committed by the Einsatzgruppe A, and the Wehrmacht. Latvian collaborators, including the 500?1,500 members of the Arajs Commando (which alone killed around 26,000 Jews]) and other Latvian members of the SD, were also involved. 30,000 Jews were shot in the autumn of 1941 with most of the remaining Jewish people being rounded up and put into ghettos. In November and December 1941 the Riga Ghetto became crowded and to make room for the imminent arrival of German Jews, who were being shipped out of the country, all the remaining 30,000 Jews in Riga were taken from the ghetto to the nearby Rumbula Forest and shot? (Wikipedia, 2016). Yaroslavsky (1878-1943), born to an ethnically Jewish family in Chita, was a primary Communist Party historian, journalist, functionary, and ideologue. He was party historian and authored one of the first biographies of Lenin. He was also a staunch atheist and editor-in-chief of the party newspaper, Pravda (Wikipedia, 2016). Yaroslavky was also a leader of "?The Society of the Godless,? an organization designed to produce anti-religious propaganda. He was a member of the presidium of the Central Control Commission, and co-authored its official charges against Trotsky, [in] 1927. [He was] Denounced by Stalin in 1931 for mentioning Trotskyism into his textbook on the history of Bolshevism? (Encyclopedia of Marxism). Not in OCLC. Ex-library with two institutional stamps on final page. Minor shelfwear and browning pages. Overall Good Condition. Exceedingly scarce. (ZION-10-11)

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        Ensemble de huit lettres autographes signées adressées à Denise Rollin

      S.n, 1940. - S.n., s.l. s.d. (1940 - 1943), 21x27cm, 8 lettres sur 13 pages. - Gruppo eccezionale di otto lettere scritte a mano firmate da Georges Bataille indirizzata a Denise Rollin, che era il suo amante tra l'autunno 1939 e l'autunno 1943. "Per quanto la vita di Battle scrittore è ben noto in questi anni, sia la sua vita privata sfugge. E non è l'ultimo paradosso di questo lavoro più di ogni altro spostamento di isolante si dovrebbe dire la privacy del minimo, e di solito il peggio. "(Mr. Surya, Georges Bataille, la morte sul lavoro) Quando Georges Bataille incontra Denise Rollin nel 1939, ha appena perso il suo amore precedente, Colette Peignot, che morì di tubercolosi, tutti i suoi amici lo hanno abbandonato, e la guerra è stata dichiarata. Ma questo caos sentimentale e sociale non influisce molto il rapporto tumultuoso Battaglia ha poi incontrarsi con Denise Rollin, un amico di Cocteau, Breton, Prévert e musa Kisling e Derain. Il loro idillio durerà quattro anni, alcuni dettagli della loro vita amorosa durante questo periodo è conosciuto per una persona se non quello che Bataille vuole che apprendiamo in The Guilty ispirato in parte di questo rapporto passionale e dolorosa. Nel 1961, in un'intervista, Battaglia tornerà a questo periodo: "Il colpevole è il primo libro che mi ha dato una sorta di soddisfazione, l'ansia del resto, che mi aveva dato nessun libro e nessun libro mi ha dato da quando. Questo può essere il libro in cui sono più me stesso, che la maggior parte come me ... perché l'ho scritto come una sorta di esplosione abbastanza veloce e abbastanza continuo. " Le lettere indirizzate a Denise Battaglia durante questo periodo infatti contenere i semi di sentimenti che esplodono in The Guilty come in tutto il lavoro di Bataille. Flusso e riflusso di amore e di dolore, l'estasi e la delusione, la calma e l'energia, la miscelazione e la familiarità vous, complimenti e critiche incessanti, sono spesso impossibili da data esattamente come tutti procedono dalla stessa movimento fustigazione estatico: "Non ho nemmeno il coraggio di dire quello che soffro: in ogni caso imporre tali sofferenze per un uomo, proprio per niente, diventa una malattia, come il delirio. Non so come ho trovato un modo per sperare comunque - finora. " «Quello che dici nella tua lettera, è per me ciò che problema è come nudità - tutto è diviso tra te e me. Ma ancora una volta, non ho mai sentito così orgoglioso di te. " "Jai vergogna di soffrire così tanto e ti ha portato con la mia souffrnance solo quando si è malati. " "Mi rivolgo a voi per farvi sapere quanto io ti amo, come tutto in me, sono diventati reali come la malattia. " "Sono così pazzo in questo momento mi sento come complicità e il tradimento di tutto per farmi del male, come se si stesse pagando il gioco per me essere ancora più disperata. " "Ora Aspiro solo a qualcosa, è quello di mostrare che non ho più appartengo a te, io sono inchiodato a te, voglio che tu sappia così tanto che se faccio hanno avuto più di un altro modo profanazione di dimostrarlo, vorrei fare questo prima di profanazione. " "Non voglio nessun impantanati [...] Sono disposto ad accettare la sofferenza per me, non per voi e per me una sorta di mediocrità storpi. " "Scrivo come un cieco, perché (...) mi fai cadere nelle tenebre insopportabile. " "Forse ero troppo felice con te per diversi mesi, anche se l'ansia non desiderava tanto di fermarsi, almeno per una volta, una felicità che era quasi una sfida. " La guerra, in queste lettere, appare come visto e sperimentato attraverso la tensione romantica di battaglia: Trivial fastidio quando riempito: "Non ti preoccupare - ma non a tutti. Non potete immaginare quanto tutti qui è tranquillo (...) se tu fossi lì, si sarebbe probabilmente tranquilla come me. (...) Durante la segnalazione, ho pranzato con il mio manager reparto Tranquillo visitare Parigi (è nella parte anteriore). (...) Un po 'più tardi, Henri Michaux è venuto a trovarmi, aveva frequentato abbastanza da vicino per qualche effetto. Naturalmente c'era un tale cannoneggiamento non abbiamo avuto [anche] l'idea. " Eco dolorosa dei suoi momenti di dubbio in amore: "Non voglio aggiungere un'altra preoccupazione per quelli che già avete. Riesco a malapena a farti ridere dicendovi che ho perso peso, i pantaloni a volte cadono (...). Io non soffro troppo se le cose sono abominevoli difficoltà materiali deviazione. A volte visto come un ostacolo al suo matrimonio:   "La sirena che hai sentito nel momento stesso siamo stati separati gli uni dagli altri annunciato un all - chiaro. In un primo momento ero depresso per caso anche disarmante, ma quando ho visto che era la fine del avvertimento mi sono trovato piuttosto sperato. Ma è difficile sentirsi così improvvisamente strappato da te, non è nulla di dirvi, essere ridotto a tale lettera. " A volte invece visto come l'essenza di questo eccessiva passione: "A volte penso che sia come se ci fosse tra me e qualcosa di più violento e più terribile perché ci siamo trovati in mezzo a tanta agitazione. Come se l'amore vero non essere d'accordo con l'inconveniente di tutto. " Eppure, ancora dominato dalla passione che relega in secondo piano persino tragici eventi esterni: "Mi lascio annegare diverse ore pensando di tutti questi sfoghi interminabili che mi separano da te. E poi improvvisamente, di fronte a voi, vicino a voi che mai divento assolutamente più duro e più forte di quello che tutti annegare. "Nel 1943, Georges Bataille trova Vézelay una casa dove la coppia si sistemerà con Laurence, figlia di George e Sylvia, e John (aka Bepsy?), Il figlio di Denise. Questo è dove Battaglia completato il suo libro The Guilty insieme con il suo amore, dal momento che solo un mese dopo il loro arrivo, una giovane donna di 23 anni, Diane Kotchoubey trasferì a loro fianco. Prima della fine dell'anno, Battaglia lasciare Denise Rollin per questa nuova passione. Questa casa Vézelay è oggetto dell'ultima lettera che proponiamo e siamo notare che l'appartamento con la quale esita Battaglia ("non c'è niente altro da affittare a quello che ho visto") Forse si tratta di Jacques Lacan e Sylvia Bataille. Non hanno finalmente venendo, è Diana, che vi si stabilì con le conseguenze che conosciamo. Questa è forse una conclusione logica della sua storia con Denise Rollin incarnazione di ciò che Bataille chiama "fortuna": "Ma come la fortuna stregato in un mondo andato terribile mi fa tremare" (The Guilty). Queste lettere, fino ad allora sconosciuta, sono stati trattenuti da Maurice Blanchot, il migliore amico di Bataille, che era dal 1944 di nuovo amante Denise Rollin, la donna nella bellezza "malinconico e taciturno" "incarnano il silenzio" . Le pieghe (uno è addirittura strappato in cinque pezzi), queste lettere sono così preziosi traccia di un amore appassionato di Battaglia come educazione di un periodo sconosciuto della sua vita personale (che non è percepito solo attraverso l'outsider dei suoi amici). Ma sono prima di tutto un insieme letterario eccezionale in cui si rivela a sua volta l'uomo maledetto, il fedele e il profano ... tutto ciò che, secondo Michel Foucault, Georges Bataille è "uno degli scrittori La più importante di questo secolo. " Battaglia per la sofferenza a causa di questo amore è l'amore stesso, come scrisse in The Guilty: "Amo questo requisito: o scopo che sfugge o viene rilasciato. Se non hai fuggire, fuggire ti amo. Gli amanti sono forniti da strappare. La entrambe bramano soffrire. Il desiderio è in loro desiderano l'impossibile. In caso contrario, potrebbe soddisfare il desiderio, il desiderio di morire. "   - Supplemento aziendale sulla base delle informazioni gentilmente fornite da Marina Galletti: La lettera che inizia con "La sirena che hai sentito" dovrebbe essere scritto 26 maggio 1940 (cf. V t Opere complete di GB, p 521, dove .. si riferisce allo stesso episodio). La lettera inizia con ". Ti prego non deve preoccuparsi che si" sarebbe scritto 3 o 4 giugno 1940 (vedi vol:.., V OC p 524, che è menzionato l'incontro con Michaux) - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Exceptionnel ensemble de huit lettres manuscrites signées de Georges Bataille adressées à Denise Rollin, qui fut son amante entre l'automne 1939 et l'automne 1943.     « Autant la vie de Bataille écrivain est bien connue dans ces années, autant sa vie privée échappe. Et ce n'est pas le moindre paradoxe de cette oeuvre plus qu'aucune autre dénudante qu'elle ne dise de la vie privée que le minimum, et généralement le pire. » (M. Surya, G. Bataille, la mort à l'oeuvre) Lorsque Georges Bataille rencontre Denise Rollin en 1939, il vient de perdre son précédent amour, Colette Peignot, morte de la tuberculose, tous ses amis l'ont abandonné, et la guerre vient d'être déclarée. Pourtant ce chaos sentimental et social n'affecte pas autant Bataille que la relation tumultueuse qu'il entretiendra alors avec Denise Rollin, amie de Cocteau, Breton, Prévert et égérie de Kisling et Derain. Leur idylle durera quatre ans, on connaît peu de détails de leur vie sentimentale durant cette période d'Occupation sinon ce que Bataille veut bien nous en apprendre dans Le Coupable qui s'inspire pour une part de cette relation passionnée et douloureuse. En 1961, lors d'un entretien, Bataille reviendra sur cette période : « Le Coupable est le premier livre qui m'ait donné une sorte de satisfaction, anxieuse d'ailleurs, que ne m'avait donnée aucun livre et qu'aucun livre ne m'a donnée depuis. C'est peut - être le livre dans lequel je suis le plus moi - même, qui me ressemble le plus... parce que je l'ai écrit comme dans une sorte d'explosion assez rapide et assez continue. » Les lettres que Bataille adresse à Denise durant cette période contiennent en effet en germe les sentiments qui explosent dans Le Coupable comme dans toute l'oeuvre de Bataille. Flux et reflux incessant d'amour et de souffrance, d'extase et de déception, de calme et d'énergie, mêlant tutoiement et vouvoiement, compliments et reproches, elles sont souvent impossible à dater avec précision tant elles procèdent toutes d'un même mouvement de flagellation extatique :   « Je n'ai même plus le courage de vous dire ce que je souffre : en tout cas imposer une pareille souffrance à un homme, exactement pour rien, cela devient une maladie, comme un délire. Je ne sais pas comment j'ai trouvé moyen d'espérer malgré tout - jusqu'ici. » « Ce que tu me dis dans ta lettre, c'est pour moi ce qui délivre, c'est comme la nudité - tout ce qui se déchire entre toi et moi. Mais encore une fois, je ne me suis jamais senti aussi fier de toi. » « Jai honte de tant souffrir et de vous ennuyer avec ma souffrnance quand vous seule êtes malade. » « Je ne vous parle que pour que vous sachiez à quel point je vous aime, à quel point tout es devenu en moi aussi vrai que la maladie. » « Je suis tellement fou en ce moment que je ressens comme une complicité et une perfidie de tous pour me faire mal, comme si vous vous prêtiez au jeu pour que je sois encore plus désespéré. » « Maintenant je n'aspire qu'à une chose, c'est à vous prouver que je n'appartiens plus qu'à vous, que je suis rivé à vous, que je veux que vous le sachiez à tel point que si je ne devais plus avoir d'autre moyen qu'une profanation pour vous le prouver, je ferais devant vous cette profanation. » «  Je ne voudrais pas que tout s'enlise, [...] je veux bien accepter la souffrance pour moi, plutôt que pour vous et moi une sorte de médiocrité infirme. » « Je vous écris comme un aveugle, parce que (...) vous me faites tomber dans une obscurité insupportable. » « Peut - être ai - je été trop heureux avec vous pendant plusieurs mois, même alors que l'angoisse ne tardait jamais beaucoup à interrompre, au moins pour un temps, un bonheur qui était presqu'un défi. » La guerre, dans ces lettres, ne semble vue et vécue qu'à travers la tension amoureuse de Bataille : ésagrément anodin lorsqu'il est comblé : « Il ne faut pas t'inquiéter - mais pas du tout. Tu ne peux imaginer à quel point ici tout le monde est calme (...) si tu étais là, tu serais sûrement aussi calme que moi. (...) Pendant toute l'alerte, j'ai déjeuné bien tranquille avec mon chef de service de passage à Paris (il est au front). (...) Un peu après, Henri Michaux est venu me voir, il avait assisté d'assez près à quelques effets. Naturellement il y avait une telle canonnade qu'on n'en avait pas [encore] l'idée. » Pénible écho de ses moments de doute amoureux : « Je ne voudrais pas ajouter une autre préoccupation à celles que vous avez déjà. J'ose à peine vous faire rire en vous racontant que je maigris, que mes pantalons tombent quelquefois (...). Je ne souffre trop que si les choses prennent l'abominable détour des difficultés matérielles. Parfois vécue comme un obstacle à son couple : « La sirène que vous avez entendue à l'instant même où nous avons été séparés l'un de l'autre annonçait une fin d'alerte. D'abord j'ai été déprimé par une coïncidence aussi désarmante mais quand j'ai vu que c'était la fin de l'alerte je me suis pris au contraire à espérer. Mais c'est dur de me sentir ainsi tout à coup arraché à vous, de ne plus rien pouvoir vous dire, d'être réduit à cette lettre. » Parfois au contraire perçue comme l'essence même de cette passion démesurée : « Quelque fois je pense que c'est comme s'il y avait entre toi et moi quelque chose de plus violent et de plus terrible du fait que nous nous sommes trouvés au milieu d'une aussi grande tourmente. Comme si l'amour le plus vrai ne pouvait s'accorder qu'avec le dérangement de tout. » Et pourtant toujours dominée par cette passion qui relègue les événements extérieurs même tragiques au second plan : « Je me laisse noyer plusieurs heures en pensant à tous ces déchaînements sans fin qui me séparent de toi. Et puis tout à coup, en face de toi, plus près de toi que jamais, je redeviens absolument dur et plus fort que ce qui nous noie ensemble. » En 1943, Georges Bataille trouve à Vézelay une maison où le couple va s'installer avec Laurence, la fille de Georges et Sylvia, et Jean (alias Bepsy ?), le fils de Denise. C'est là que Bataille achèvera son livre Le Coupable en même temps que son histoire d'amour, puisqu'à peine un mois après leur arrivée, une jeune femme de 23 ans, Diane Kotchoubey s'installe à leur côté. Avant la fin de l'année, Bataille quittera Denise Rollin pour cette nouvelle passion. Cette maison de Vézelay est l'objet de la dernière lettre que nous proposons et l'on note que l'appartement avec lequel hésite Bataille (« il n'y a rien d'autre à louer que ce que j'ai vu ») est peut - être celui qu'il réserve pour Jacques Lacan et Sylvia Bataille. Ceux - ci ne venant pas finalement, c'est Diane qui s'y installera avec les conséquences que l'on sait. C'est là sans doute une conclusion logique de son histoire avec Denise Rollin, incarnation de ce que Bataille appelle « la chance » : « Mais une chance aussi ensorcelée dans un monde devenu affreux me fait trembler » (Le Coupable). Ces lettres, inconnues jusqu'alors, ont été conservées par Maurice Blanchot, le meilleur ami de Bataille, qui fut à partir de 1944 le nouvel amant de Denise Rollin, cette femme à la beauté « mélancolique et taciturne » qui « incarnait le silence ». Froissées (l'une est même déchirée en cinq morceaux), ces lettres sont autant la précieuse trace d'une passion amoureuse de Bataille qu'un enseignement sur une période méconnue de sa vie intime (que l'on ne percevait qu'à travers le regard extérieur de ses amis). Mais elles forment avant tout un exceptionnel ensemble littéraire dans lequel se dévoilent tour à tour l'homme, le maudit, l'adorateur et le profanateur... tout ce qui, d'après Michel Foucault, fait de Georges Bataille « l'un des écrivains les plus importants de ce siècle ». Car pour Bataille les souffrances de cet amour constituent l'Amour même, comme il l'écrit dans Le Coupable : « L'amour a cette exigence : ou son objet t'échappe ou tu lui échappes. S'il ne te fuyait pas, tu fuirais l'amour. Des amants se trouvent à la condition de se déchirer. L'un et l'autre ont soif de souffrir. Le désir doit en eux désirer l'impossible. Sinon, le désir s'assouvirait, le désir mourrait. » - Supplément bibliographique d'après les informations aimablement communiquées par Marina Galletti : La lettre débutant par "La sirène que vous avez entendue" serait écrite le 26 mai 1940. (cf. t. V des Oeuvres complètes de GB, p. 521, où est évoqué le même épisode). La lettre débutant par "Je t'en supplie. Il ne faut pas t'inquiéter" serait écrite le 3 ou 4 juin 1940. (Cf. t. V des O.C:, p. 524, où est évoquée la rencontre avec Michaux)

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        Portrait of a Choral Group

      Los Angeles: Circa 1940-1950s. Oil on canvas 25 x 30 inches. Signed lower right. Provenance: Marty Martinez of Piedmont Lane Galleries, Oakland, who handled the estate.

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        Quick Service.

      London: Herbert Jenkins,, 1940. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge red. With the pictorial dust jacket. Spine rolled, a little rubbing to extremities, an excellent copy in the bright jacket, slightly creased and nicked to extremities. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To David from Plum. P. G. Wodehouse". The recipient was David Jasen, author of the first biography of Wodehouse.

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        Eggs, Beans and Crumpets. IN UNCLIPPED FIRST ISSUE DUSTWRAPPER

      Herbert Jenkins, [1940]. 8vo., First Edition, free endpapers lightly browned; pale orange cloth, backstrip lettered in black, backstrip very faintly sunned else a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped, first - issue dustwrapper, the latter mildly browned at backstrip, lightly rubbed at extremities, with small loss at top outer corner of front panel and minor loss (just affecting lettering) at head of backstrip. Short story collection including four Bingo Little's, two Mulliner's and three fine Ukridge's. The UK edition precedes its US counterpart which contains a different selection of stories. The dustwrapper is priced at 7/6 denoting first issue. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. Connolly 77; Jasen 61.

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      1940. Escola Nacional de Agronomia, Rio de Janeiro. 1940-1960. In-8.Carré. Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos à nerfs. Intérieur frais. 470 pages pour le tome I, 351 pages pour le tome II, 327 pages pour le tome III, 420 pages pour le tome VI, 372 pages pour le tome VII, 323 pages pour le tome VIII, et 368 pages pour le tome IX. Tomes IV et V manquants. Illustrés de très nombreux dessins et photo-gravures en noir et blanc, dans et hors texte. Auteur, titre et tomaison dorés sur le dos. Plats des ouvrages brochés conservés. Envois manuscrits de l'auteur en 1res pages. Dos des 6 premiers tomes frottés, avec fortes épidermures. Rare. Série didacticas n° 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 13. Tome I, de Ordem Thysanura à Ordem Thysanoptera. Tome II, Hemipteros. Tome III, Homopteros. Tome VI, Lepidopteros. Tome VII, Coleopteros (I). Tome VIII, Coleopteros (II). Tome IX, Hymenopteros (I).

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      New York: Viking Press, 1940 Signed, First Edition, First Printing of the author's debut book. Signed by the author-illustrator on the half title page, under the harmonica. Bound in full cream-colored publisher's cloth, with Lentil's head on the front board in red, spine titled in red. Cover boards are clean with slight age toning and slight edge wear. Interior pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is square and sold. In the very scarce dust jacket, worn along extremities, with some loss, especially along top edge and at head and tail of spine, some age toning along margins, with some insect damage that appears like abrasions on the cover, price intact on flap, in mylar sleeve. Un-paginated. McCloskey (1914 - 2003), is best know for Make Way for Ducklings. He is the author and illustrator of 8 picture books for children. He won 2 Caldecott awards for his books for children. This story is set in a small town in Ohio in the 1940's where a boy learns to play the harmonica.

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        Campden: XXIV Engravings After Pen Drawings

      Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1940. Hardcover in acceptable condition. No jacket. Scarce item. With an introduction and notes by Russell Alexander. Marks, scores and scratches on boards. Spine ends, edges and leading corners are bumped and worn. Page edges are rough-cut. Previous owner's name penned on FEP. Relevant newspaper articles placed in. Light foxing and a few light marks on some pages. Hinge is slightly visible at a few points. Contents are clear. AM. hardcover. Acceptable/No Dust Jacket. Used.

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        Seventh World Education Conference, Tokyo 1937: Photograph Album.

      Unpaginated (29 leaves) album including introductory text on the conference and promoting and explaining the planned-for International Exposition scheduled to be held in Tokyo in 1940, printed list of contents, and 31 mounted original photographs(most approx. 4 1/2" x 6") showing international delegates (both Asian and Caucasian) to the conference, meetings in progress, cultural performances, buildings where the conference was held, and, on the final leaf, a photograph of the ground plan for the 1940 Exposition. Oblong 4to. Decorated crepe-covered boards, tie-bound in the Japanese manner. Tokyo (Shirokiya Department Store) n.d. (1937).

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        Collezione di 46 Volumi. Paris, Gallimard, 1940 - 1959

      Gallimard, 1940. in - 16, leg. edit. in p. pelle, titoli e fregi in oro ai dorsi, ritratto dell'autore applicato in antiporta (in quasi tutti gli esemplari). Edizioni originali della collana. La Bibliothèque de la Pléiade, edita dalla Gallimard, è la più prestigiosa collana editoriale francese. Nata nel 1931, conquista in breve tempo il favore dei bibliofili di tutto il mondo. La collezione della Pléiade si distingue anzitutto per l'eleganza della veste tipografica, il prestigio dei curatori, la qualità delle introduzioni e delle traduzioni, e l'abbondanza del commento e degli apparati critici. I libri sono stampati su pregiata carta india, leggerissima, che consente di contenere in volumi maneggevoli migliaia di pagine. Esemplari in perfetto stato. DISPONIBILI: 2. Poe, ?uvres en prose - 3. Voltaire, Romans et contes - 4. Stendhal, ?uvres romanesques complètes, I - 8. Molière, ?uvres complètes, I - 9. Molière, ?uvres complètes, II - 12. Musset, Poésies complètes - 13. Stendhal, ?uvres romanesques complètes, II - 16. Stendhal, ?uvres romanesques complètes, III - 18. Cervantès, ?uvres romanesques complètes, I - 23. La Bruyère, ?uvres complètes - 26. Honoré de Balzac, La Comédie humaine, I - 27. Honoré de Balzac, La Comédie humaine, II - 28. Las Cases, Le Mémorial de Sainte - Hélène, I - 29. Las Cases, Le Mémorial de Sainte - Hélène, II - 30. Honoré de Balzac, La Comédie humaine, III - 31. Honoré de Balzac, La Comédie humaine, IV - 32. Honoré de Balzac, La Comédie humaine, V - 35. Honoré de Balzac, La Comédie humaine, VI - 38. Honoré de Balzac, La Comédie humaine, VII - 39. Honoré de Balzac, La Comédie humaine, VIII - 41. Honoré de Balzac, La Comédie humaine, IX - 42. Honoré de Balzac, La Comédie humaine, X - 43. Plutarque, Les Vies des hommes illustres, I - 44. Plutarque, Les Vies des hommes illustres, II - 49. Alfred de Musset, ?uvres complètes en prose - 50. Shakespeare, ?uvres complètes, I - 51. Shakespeare, ?uvres complètes, II - 51 bis. Shakespeare, Poèmes - 53. Cardinal de Retz, ?uvres - 57. Chénier, ?uvres complètes - 58. Platon, ?uvres complètes, I - 59. Courier, ?uvres complètes - 63. Goethe, Théâtre complet - 64. Platon, ?uvres complètes, II - 66. Tolstoï, La Guerre et la Paix - 70. Malraux, ?uvres complètes, I - 76. Vigny, ?uvres complètes, II - 83. Dostoïevski, Crime et Châtiment - 87. Tolstoï, Anna Karénine - 91. Dostoïevski, Les Frères Karamazov - 92. Machiavel, ?uvres complètes - 94. Dostoïevski, L'Idiot - 97. Sévigné, Correspondance, I - 103. Goethe, Romans - 105. Dickens, Souvenirs intimes de David Copperfield - De grandes espérances - 108. Spinoza, ?uvres complètes.

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        Men in Print. Essays in Literary Criticism. With an Introduction by A.W. Lawrence. 500 COPIES WERE PRINTED

      Golden Cockerel Press, [1940]. Sm. 4to., First Edition, on laid paper; handsomely bound in ivory linen boards, blue Niger morocco back by SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE, back with raised bands, compartments lettered in gilt, gilt top, uncut, a very good, bright, clean copy in the publisher's fragile card slip - case, the latter mildly worn at extremities. EDITION LIMITED TO 500 COPIES. Collects five essays by Lawrence, including reviews of works by D.H. Lawrence, Wells and Flecker, his Criticism of Henry Williamson's Tarka the Otter and A Review of the Works of Walter Savage Landor. O'Brien A229.

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        Where There's a Will (First Edition)

      New York: Farrar and Rinehart, 1940. Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. The usual slight fading to the jacket's red spine title, attractive owner bookplate on the front pastedown, else a superior copy, with a couple of tiny closed tears and corner rubs to note. The eighth Nero Wolfe mystery.

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        The Bank Dick (Original screenplay for the 1940 film, W.C. Fields' submitted copy)

      Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1940. Draft script for the 1940 film. Screenwriter and star W.C. Fields' submitted copy, with notations in holograph pencil confirming the same. "The Bank Dick" tells the story of an average drunkard, Egbert Sousé (W.C. Fields), who finds himself in several different positions of employment through sheer luck and happenstance. After being hired on the spot to replace a film crew's no-show movie director, Sousé unintentionally thwarts a bank robbery and is immediately offered a job as a security guard. Green titled wrappers, noted as FILE COPY on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 6860, dated 07/08/40. Title page integral with first page of text, dated 07/08/40. 99 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 98. Mimeograph. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Good, bound with three gold brads. Now encapsulated in mylar.

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        Magic Motorways

      New York: Random House,, 1940. Quarto. Original light brown cloth, titles to spine and front board in brown. With the dust jacket. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs. Light foxing to endpapers and endleaves, else a bright and fresh copy in a jacket with a few tiny chips and mild rubbing to rear panel. Excellent. First edition, first printing. "At first some of [the book's] features may strike the reader as a fantastic dream, but Mr. Geddes proves their practicability. Grandma wrapped her linen duster around her neck and fearfully went out for a spin at eight dizzy miles an hour. But your grandchildren will snap across the entire continent in 24 hours on a new kind of highway and in a new kind of carthat is controlled by the push of a button!" (flap blurb). Scarce thus.

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        Biennale di Venezia XXII. Original-Farblithographie.

      1940 - 1940. Blattgrösse: 100x69,5 cm. 1 Blatt. Unten rechts im Stein signiert. Lithographie entstand bei Ommassini & Pascon, Vedenig. An den Rändern etwas knitterig, oben mit kl. Anrissen. Ciaci Mondaini bekannter italienischer Karikaturist und Graphiker begann seine Kariere in der Zeit des Faschismus unter Mussollini. Später arbeitete er für zahlreiche Zeitschriften, verfasste literarische Arbeiten und probierte sich auch im Filmbusiness. Er starb 1979 in seiner Geburtsstadt Mailand. An den Rändern etwas knitterig, oben mit kl. Anrissen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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      New York: View,, 1940?7 . A complete set. 37 numbers in 32 issues + several supplements, various formats, original wrappers, many pictorial. Housed in a black flat back cloth box with the title stamped in blind down the spine. Copiously illustrated. Some minor fraying and one or two accession stamps to the odd volume but an exceptional set in original condition. The four issues which comprise volume 2 bound together for the publisher in mauve flock and inscribed by the editor "Darling, a bound volume with unbounded love, Charlie". A complete set, one volume inscribed by Ford, of first printings of the remarkable American literary and art magazine published by artist and writer Charles Henri Ford and writer and film critic Parker Tyler. View covered the contemporary avant-garde and Surrealist scene, and was published quarterly as finances permitted. The roster of prestigious contributors, many emigres among them, signalled the shift of the centre of the art world rom Paris to New York. The issues often contained supplementary material, sometimes merely a single leaf insert, that is often found lacking in commerce. All parts in this collection have these parts present and correct. Contributors include authors like Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, Joseph Cornell, Edouard Roditi, Henry Miller, Lawrence Durrell, Paul Bowles, Brion Gysin, Philip Lamantia, Paul Goodman, Marshall McLuhan, Andre Breton, Raymond Roussel, Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, Jean Genet, Jorge Louis Borges, as well as artists such as Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Fernand Leger, Georgia O'Keefe, Man Ray, Joan Miro, Alexander Calder, Isamu Noguchi, Marc Chagall, Rene Magritte, and Jean Dubuffet (Surrealism in Belgium, Dec. 1946). The Surrealism Special (7-8, 1941) features Artaud, Victor Brauner, Leonora Carrington, Marcel Duchamp and Andre Masson. The set includes the special numbers of the magazine featuring Max Ernst (April 1942), the Yves Tanguy-Pavel Tchelitchew number with Nicolas Calas, Benjamin Peter, Kurt Seligmann, James Johnson Sweeney, Harold Rosenberg and Charles Henri Ford on Tanguy, Parker Tyler, Lincoln Kirstein and others on Tchelitchew (May 1942) and Marcel Duchamp, with an essay by Andre Breton (March 1945).

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        Organic Syntheses. An annual Publication of Satisfactory Methods for the Preparation of Organic Chemicals.

      New York, Wiley, 1940-1995. - Titel rückseitig gestempelt, ansonsten sauberes, gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 31000 8°. Braun-Rote Original-Leineneinbände mit goldgepräten Buchrücken.

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        For Whom The Bell Tolls

      New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940.. FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Octavo, pp.471, Scribners' 'A' on copyright page. Publisher's oatmeal coloured cloth blocked in red and black, without dust-wrapper. With presentation note to flyleaf; For Patela Ariega [?] / with all the best / wishes there are / from her friend / Ernest Hemingway. This copy is rather used; the text block is shaken within case, inside joints cracked and subsequently repaired in an amateur yet charming fashion, loose and attached newsclippings included, family bookplate, text block quite clean, covers rubbed and marked. One of Hemingway's best works, as stated by the author's biographer Jeffrey Meyers. 'For Whom The Bell Tolls' tells the story of Robert Jordan, a young American in the International Brigades attached to a republican guerrilla unit during the Spanish Civil War.

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        Walt Disney’s Fantasia

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940. - Inscribed by the Author, Deems TaylorA Spectacular Copy in a Spectacular Dust Jacket[[DISNEY, Walt]. TAYLOR, Deems. Walt Disney's Fantasia. With a Foreword by Leopold Stokowski. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940. First edition. Inscribed on the front free end-paper by Deems Taylor "For Dusty and Jean, with love / -- a collector's item for a / couple of old collectors. / Deems"Folio (12 11/16 x 9 1/2 in; 322 x 242 mm). 157, [1] pp. Profusely illustrated in color and black and white, including sixteen tipped-in color plates. Publishers pale gray cloth, front cover and spine decoratively lettered in blue, red pictorial endpapers. Minimal and almost imperceptible light staining on covers, otherwise fine. Original color pictorial dust-jacket with just a tiny amount of edge-wear, untouched and complete with original price: $3.75. A near fine copy of Fantasia with a very personal inscription and a spectacular original dust jacket. The finest Fantasia dust jacket that we have ever seen.Joseph Deems Taylor (December 22, 1885 – July 3, 1966) "was an American composer, music critic, and promoter of classical music. Nat Benchley, co-editor of The Lost Algonquin Roundtable, referred to him as "the dean of American music." Taylor was a promoter of classical music throughout his life. His journalism career included posts as music critic for the New York World beginning in 1921, and editor of Musical America from 1927 to 1929.Taylor also worked extensively in broadcasting, and as intermission commentator for the New York Philharmonic. He appeared in Walt Disney's 1940 film Fantasia as the film's Master of Ceremonies, and was instrumental in selecting the musical pieces that were used in the film, including the then-controversial Sacre du Printemps. In the long-unseen roadshow version of Fantasia, issued on DVD in 2000, and re-released on the 2010 Fantasia/Fantasia 2000 Blu-ray release, all of Taylor's voice-over work was re-dubbed by veteran voice artist Corey Burton. The complete film was originally 124 minutes long, due almost entirely to the fact that Taylor's commentaries were more detailed in the roadshow version, but the original audio elements for these longer commentaries had deteriorated to the point that they could no longer be used, so Corey Burton was selected to re-record all of the dialogue for consistency. The general release version of Fantasia, running 115 minutes, is the version most audiences are familiar with. In that version, Taylor's commentaries were severely abridged." (Wikipedia). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1940. Octavo. Original buff cloth, spine lettered in black on red ground, facsimile signature to front board in black, top edge brown, fore edge untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Contemporary children's bookplate to front pastedown. Red blocking to spine lightly scuffed. A very good copy in the rubbed dust jacket with a few mild creases and nicks, and a chipped spine panel First edition, first printing, with the Scribner's "A" to colophon, and in the first issue jacket without the photographer's credit.

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        Punch & Judy: The Comical Tragedy or Tragical Comedy of Punch & Judy (with portable stage). Adapted by Margaret Wise Brown; Illustrated by Leonard Weisgard.

      William R. Scott, Inc., New York 1940 - A very clean and handsome copy bound in pink, black, and russet paper-covered boards featuring a drawing of Punch & Judy on the front boards. Touch of soiling and light foxing to the front and rear boards. Bound with a clean, crisp woven black cloth spine. Very clean and tight throughout with a touch of foxing to the paste-downs. In a splendid, complete dust jacket which can be transformed into a puppet stage. The inside flaps are extended and feature various finger puppet characters which can be removed and used. Light edge-rubbing and a small abrasion on the letter "U" in Judy on the front panel. Otherwise, very good plus. An unusual and uncommon item featuring the classic British pair of Punch & Judy and their portable stage in collector's condition, untrodden upon the stage. Punch and Judy is a traditional, popular, and usually very violent puppet show featuring Pulcinella (Mr. Punch) and his wife Judy. The performance consists of a sequence of short scenes, each depicting an interaction between two characters, most typically Mr. Punch and one other character (who usually falls victim to Mr. Punch's club). It is often associated with traditional British seaside culture. The various episodes of Punch and Judy are performed in the spirit of outrageous comedy — often provoking shocked laughter — and are dominated by the clowning of Mr. Punch. (Wikipedia) First Edition with copyright date of 1940 and no subsequent printings listed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

      London: for The Crime Club by Collins,, 1940. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Spine slightly rolled, edges lightly foxed. An excellent copy in the bright, price-clipped jacket, with a few nicks to extremities and short closed tear to head of spine. First edition, first impression.

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        The Four Quartets

      London: Faber, 1940-1. 4 vols., 8vos. East Coker: pp. 15, original yellow wrappers. Burnt Norton: pp. 15, original blue-green wrappers. The Dry Salvages: pp. 15, original pale blue wrappers. Little Gidding: pp. 16, original mulberry wrappers. All four printed in black on front panels. The Dry Salvages a little rubbed and unevenly faded, some chipping to lower edges, about very good. The other three in better than very good condition, Little Gidding with some offsetting at spine, all with just a little wear commensurate with their age. A very nice set. First separate editions, The Dry Salvages PRESENTED BY ELIOT TO HIS SECRETARY AT FABER: 'Inscribed for Miss Susan MacEwan by T. S. Eliot'. AND With an additional textual correction by Eliot: on p. 7, l.19, Eliot has deleted 'hermit', and written the correction in the right hand margin: 'horseshoe, T.S.E.'. The story is well known, but only if you know it. On New Year's Day, 1941, Eliot sent the first draft of The Dry Salvages to his friend, the editor and critic John Hayward, for comment and advice. (Geoffrey Faber was also consulted). After discussion and some rewriting the poem was published in February in the New English Weekly, with l.19 reading: 'The starfish, the hermit crab, the whale's backbone;'. This was a gaffe: Eliot had misremembered the type of crab he had encountered on the Massachusetts beaches of his childhood, and no-one in his circle had proved sufficiently up on the subject of East Coast crustacea to be able to correct him. They weren't the only ones: 'The error, a mistake for 'horseshoe crab', which Eliot must have remembered finding on the New England coastal beaches as a boy, slipped past the many readers of the drafts, readers of the New English Weekly version, and those of the American first edition. It finally surfaced in the British edition, and prompted Eliot to write a letter to the New English Weekly telling readers to make the correction themselves in their own copies. He then tweaked Hayward privately by expressing surprise that his friend did not spot the error. This situation demonstrated that there were certain drawbacks to becoming too dependent on collaborators to vet your poems, especially when it came to discussing American details with an almost exclusively British audience.' (Richard Badenhausen, T. S. Eliot And The Art Of Collaboration). (When the U.S. edition of Four Quartets was published in 1943, the American literary community also remained silent on the subject of crabs. Why they kept their superior knowledge of the aquatic arthropods of New England to themselves will be the subject of Professor Badenhausen's next book. My guess is it was something to do with the war.) Signed copies of these individual issues are rare; inscribed copies are rarer still. Copies which are both inscribed and corrected.... A very nice set. Gallup A36c; A37; A39; A42.

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

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

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        The Yearling

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940, 1940 Published in New York by Charles Scribner?s Sons in 1940. First Pulitzer Prize Edition. This copy is SIGNED by the author. Book fine except for discoloration on spine and along edges of covers, and previous owner?s signature on front free-end page. DJ good except for chipping on corners, fading on covers and spine and both inside DJ flaps, missing 2 inch wide piece on top of spine and 1 inch wide piece on bottom of spine, and slight creasing along edges. DJ has been price clipped. Book comes in specially made cloth slip cover. We will provide certificate of authenticity for this item.. Signed by Author(s). F. Hardcover.

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