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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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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        1940 Wisden Original Hardback

      Hi, This lot is a 1940 Original Hardback Wisden in OK to Just Good Condition. 1940s tend to be in poor condition. The boards have been cleaned and gilt restored, hence the gilt is bright. The hinges have been repaired and a book plate removed from the first page. Inside the book is clean. Small repair to the top of the spine cloth. A great price. This hardback was my Nemesis for 3 years and a hard book to find, pretty impossible in very good condition (Im still looking so let me know if you have one). I have an alternative 1940 Hardback if needed in better condition (but twice the price).

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        Novelle della Pescara

      IL VITTORIALE DEGLI ITALIANI, ROMA 1940 - L'Olenadro ITALIANO Volume n. 11 della collana. Copertina morbida con tit. al piatto e al dorso lievemente brunita, timbro a secco al piatto anteriore recante una corona di foglie di oleandro con entro la scritta "Brilla di rose il lauro trionfale", sovracop. trasparente, pagine lievemente ingiallite, volume non rifilato

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        Portrait Photograph of Ella Fitzgerald

      New York, 1940. Half-length, frontal view of he singer smiling shyly. Vintage gelatin print. 1 vols. 9-7/8 x 7-1/2 inches. With the photographer's embossed stamp lower left, atelier stamp on verso, and with holograph notes giving subject of the photo "Ella Fitzgerald", date, and negative reference ("XIV q 9"). Van Vechten, Carl. Half-length, frontal view of he singer smiling shyly. Vintage gelatin print. 1 vols. 9-7/8 x 7-1/2 inches. Provenance: The estate of Saul Mauriber, Van Vechten's assistant and executor of Van Vechten's photography estate and the compiler of PORTRAITS: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF CARL VAN VECHTEN (1978)

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        The Trail of Beauty.

      - San Francisco: The Lewis and Dorothy Allen Press, 1940. 8vo., 47 pp. Quarter cloth, printed boards. Water-color illustration by Gaskin tipped in. A very good copy, label on backstrip faded Limited to 100 copies, of which this is number 96. The first book of the Press, written by Lewis Allen's father and printed at their home at 2537 Larkin Street in San Francisco. Gaskin was Allen's brother-in-law and a nationally known painter, once director of the San Francisco Federal Art Project. A rare book, only the second copy we've had in 40+ years and only 4 copies at auction since 1975 ($350-$900). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller, ABAA]
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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Photo Album]: Memories from the Central Maine Sanatorium

      Fairfield, Maine. 1940-1986. Quarto. Three-ring, 3" thick photo album binder entitled "Memories from the Central Maine Sanatorium" containing 159 black and white photographs and postcards along with some letters and newspaper clippings assembled in 1986 by a former patient, apparently to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the institution. The photographs range in size from 2" x 1.5" to 5" x 7" and are housed in adhesive album pages with mylar covers, some with typed captions. The album and contents are near fine with some age toning and occasional creasing. The Central Maine Sanatorium, or Chase Memorial Sanatorium, was started in 1914 to house tuberculosis patients. Maurice Pope was admitted in the 1940s after serving in World War II, there are numerous photographs of him in uniform, and after his treatment there, he later became an employee of the Sanatorium. The album includes photographs of himself and the other patients in dormitory style beds, while playing cards, walking the grounds, and other scenes. Also included are notes from his doctor saying he is permitted to go out, a letter from a relative, and the front cover of the "Hilltop Observer," a mimeographed newspaper written by the patients. On one postcard he writes, "back this week, have been down to all my meals for three days, hope I can go along now without anymore setbacks but that is the way of the disease." Some of the pictures show girls posing in costumes like hula skirts and pirate garbs. The physical grounds of the hospital are shown throughout the album in postcards, from aerial views, and in photographs with typed captions briefly explaining the history and identifying some of the employees of the facility. The last page has a newspaper clipping announcing the 75th anniversary in 1984. An extensive look at a patient's stay in the medical system after serving in World War II. .

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

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        Maskee. A Shanghai Sketchbook. [Shanghai, The Yellow Hall, 1940].

      1940. 4to (191 x 266 mm). 21 plates, hand-coloured throughout. Fan fold binding covered by red brocade silk and embroidered with silver silk with floral motifs. Number A-266 of the first and limited edition, signed and hand-coloured by the artist. Few details are known of the life of Friedrich Schiff (1908-68), one of the great cartoonists of Shanghai between the World Wars. A native of Vienna, he moved to Shanghai in 1929, returning to Europe only after the defeat of Nazi Germany. During his 18 years in the East he became known for his iconic and colorful caricatures of the city's daily life in the International Settlement in the 1930s and 1940s. His China sketches beautifully capture the lives of everyone from police to coolies to expats to sailors to sing-song girls; his unique signature style undoubtedly continues to influence many China/Asia sketch artists to this day. - A very fine copy of Schiff's most famous book. OCLC 10853710.

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        Tobacco Road. (Signed)

      Duell, Sloan and Pearce., NY. 1940 - Caldwell, Erskine. Tobacco Road. With Illustrations by David Fredenthal. NY: Duell, Sloan and Pearce. (1940). 1st Illustrated Edition, the Decennial Edition. 8vo, [4], 1-281 pp. Gray woven cloth lined and lettered in red. Illustrated priced dust jacket. Art Deco bookplate inside cover. Fine copy in Near Fine dust jacket with two pieces of tape on verso. Signed and dated Jan 10, 1942, Darien, Conn. In this edition, Caldwell provides a two-page reflection on the beginnings and ten-year history of his most famous novel. He lived in Darien, CT. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Carte de France au 1/200 000e. - 85 cartes du Service Géographique de l'Armée.

      Paris, Service Géographique de l'Armée, 1940, 1 volume, grand in-folio (52 cm x 37 cm), reliure d'époque, Pas de page de titre (normal), 85 cartes montées sur onglets, la plupart doubles, 1 plan d'assemblage, les cartes sont datées entre 1935 et 1940. Les cartes doubles mesurent 69 cm par 51 cm. Reliure d'époque, demi basane marron, titre doré au dos, cuir légèrement frotté, petits défauts à la reliure, angle supérieur droit des cartes légèrement jauni, tampon sur la première garde. Atlas rare car non mis dans le commerce, les particuliers pouvaient acheter les cartes au détail mais pas l'atlas complet. Ces cartes sont très précises, très détaillées et imprimées en quatre couleurs. Les illustrations de cette notice sont des scanners qui ne reproduisent que partiellement l'ouvrage, vu les dimensions exceptionnelles de celui-ci. Bon état. ************* PROMO : Envoi gratuit en courrier suivi et assurance à partir de 20 € d'achat (France seulement), remise 20 % pour commande supérieure à 60 €.

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        Cast Adrift"

      Burbank, CA: Walt Disney Studios,, 1940. Production cel for Pinocchio. An original hand painted 3 cel setup on lithograph of the original background. Field size is 12.5 by 11 inches. Gouache on celluloid An excellent set up. Presented in blue lacquer frame with conservation glass and mount. An original production cel for Disney's Pinocchio. This original cel setup has three hand painted layers on top of a lithograph of the studio background. The cel is not trimmed. Featuring Pinocchio, Geppetto, Figaro and Cleo. A truly fantastic cel and one of the harder films to obtain cels from.

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        Oor Wullie 1941 First Annual

      UK: DC Thomson, 1940. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Soft cover. Very Good. Dudley D Watkins. Oor Wullie 1941 First Annual DC Thomson Dudley D Watkins. 4to pictorial card covers. Illustrated throughout by Dudley D Watkins. No inscriptions, no loose or damaged pages. No colouring or scribbles. A VG copy. Further images on request.

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        SS Kameradschaftsabend der 7.Kompanie des Pionier-Zuges im 14. Totenkopf-Infanterie-Regiment Weimar-Buchenwald, am Sonnabend, den 17. August 1940 in den Saalgaststätten in Arnstadt

      1940 - Vollständige Original-Ausgabe der Zeit: Typoskript, hektografiert, im Format 13 x 30 cm mit illustriertem Deckeltitel und Klammerheftung. 20 Seiten, mit mehreren Zeichnungen und vielen launischen / humorvollen Gedichten und sonstigen Bierabend-Beiträgen wie z.B.:" Es war einst im Februar, wohl in halber Nacht / da hat man uns nach Prag gebracht. / Wir wollten das Waffenhandwerk so gerne lernen / um den Tommy vom Kontinent zu entfernen. / Zu Anfang klappte die Sache auch ganz gut, / ein jeder lernte mit Eifer und Wut, / wenn er an Winston Churchill dachte, / der Europa so viel Leid und Elend brachte. / Doch bald ereilte und das Missgeschick: / wir mussten nach Weimar, nach Buchenwald zurück! / Da hieß es Griffe kloppen, nach Musik üben den Parademarsch / unsere Hoffnung auf Einsatz war endgültig im . . . " / "Dienstplan für Sonntag, den 18.8.1940: 11.00 Großes Wecken mit Gesang (ausgeführt vom gesamten Unterführerkorps) 12:00 Mittagessen (Tischmusik durch die Reg.-Kapelle) 13:00 Uhr Verschärfte Bettruhe der Männer gem. H.Dv. 1111 2050-3061. In dieser Zeit werden div. Erfrischungen und Süßigkeiten durch die Unterführer gereicht. Der Kp.-Führer hat sich persönlich von dem Wohlergehen seiner Männer zu überzeugen 14:00 Uhr. Großes Revierreinigen. Sämtliche Unterführer haben hierzu in Drillich, umgeschnallt mit Stahlhelm anzutreten. Die Aborte sind mit ganz besonderer Liebe zu beachten. Für ihre Reinigung ist Tragen der Gasmaske Vorschrift. Die zur Entlassung kommenden Männer übernehmen die Aufsicht. . ." / "Achtung! Weltenbummler, 2. Klasse-Reisender. Vergnügungsetablissementbesitzer, Hafenkneipenwirte: der Rfft. Wistü. ist sofort der SS in Arnstadt zu übergeben" / "Hört mal, Jungfrauen. Ein Mädchenjäger treibt in unserem schönen Thüringer Wald sein Unwesen. Falls er einer Jungfrau zu nahe kommt: festhalten! Freiwild" / "Schürzenjäger aus Deutschland. Am Sonnabend, 17. August 1940 großes Treffen der Aktionäre in Arnstadt" / "Herhören!! Gebt mir 4 Jahre Zeit! Da sich in meiner Werkstätte die Arbeit überhäuft, bitte ich die Auftraggeber, etwas zu warten. Meister Zwirn, Zimmer 24" / "Öffentliche Warnung! Ich bitte meine Kameraden dringend und letztmalig, mir keine Mädel wieder auszuspannen, namentlich nicht in Apolda. Sollte das Mädchen sich wieder mehr zu meinem Kameraden hingezogen fühlen, so hat dieser unbedingt das Feld zu räumen. Ich warne alle!! Der Hof-Figaro" / "Erfolgversprechende Adressen von Arnstädter Damen geben ab Heigla und Kafelk" / "Letzte Sportnachrichten. Gaumeister im Dauerfluchen wurde der SS-Rttf. Wolf. Diesem ausgezeichneten Sportler gelang es in Kraftausdrücken alle anderen Teilnehmer zu überflügeln. Er berechtigt zu den größten Hoffnungen für die nächste Olympiade. Im Training müsste er noch Wert auf klare Aussprache legen" / "Achtung, Achtung! Kurz vor Redaktionsschluss erhielten wir noch folgende Funkmeldung aus: "Wie wir soeben erfahren, beabsichtigen der Kompanieführer der 7. Komp. sowie der Führer des Pionierzuges für die Mitarbeiter der Bierzeitung auf dem Kameradschaftsabend in Arnstadt eine Runde zu werfen", usw. - Kriegsdruck in guter Erhaltung (am Rücken mit durchsichtigem Klebestreifen verstärkt, Papier etwas gebräunt, mittige Knickfalte, sonst sehr gut). - Von diesem Typoskript wurden ursprünglich sicher nicht viel mehr als 100 Aufertigungen hergestellt, für den Bedarf einer Kompanie eben, hier wohl eines der weltweit letzten Exemplare. - Deutsches / Drittes Reich, Militaria, Großdeutschland im 2.Weltkrieg, Waffen-SS in Mitteldeutschland, SS-Totenkopfverbände,Totenköpfe vom KL Buchenwald, KZ-Wachmannschaften, KL-Wachmannschaft, SS-Männer unter sich, SS-Bierabend in Arnstadt, SS-Bierzeitung aus Thüringen, illustrierte Bücher, NS.-Schrifttum, SS Totenkopf-Division 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 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Flora Brasílica

      S. A. Industrias Graphicars-F. Lanzara, Sao Paulo 1940 - 1940 to 1968. Fascicles 1 to 12 bound in 7 volumes. 31.5 x 23.0 cm. 141 colour plates, 922 uncoloured. Vols 1 to 6 bound in elegant 1/2 morocco, gilt lettering, top edges gilt. Original upper wrappers and one lower wrapper for fasc. 1-11 bound in. Vol 7, fasc.12, in orginal printed wrappers, spine discoloured, slightly chipped and repaired. An excellent copy of the scarce complete work. Text in Portugese. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Trois danseuses balinaises".

      1940 - Gouache, 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. Oeuvre originale

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      British Railways (Western Region). London. No date. Ca. late 1940s. - Original vintage color poster, pictorial / pictographic map of Oxford, 40 x 50 inches (102 x 127cm), mounted on linen. Filled paper loss at top right (approx 2 x 3 inches) so skillfully done that it is only apparent on close examination; 2 inch tear at top, short tear at lower edge, both now noticeable only on very careful examination. Professionally mounted on linen. A colorful and informative large sized British Railways poster by J.P. Sayer, a pictographic map of the central part of Oxford. All the colleges are marked with small black and white vignette images of the buildings. At the right is a listing of four Women's Colleges which are noted as being outside the area of the map. The map covers the following area: from St. John's and the Ashmolean at the left edge to the River Cherwell and Broad Walk at the right edge, from Balliol Cricket Ground and Manchester College to Magdalen at the upper edge and from Worcester to Campion Hall at the lower edge. Colorful comic figures depict various historical and contemporary references, eg 'Gladstone and "Lewis Carroll" were at Christ Church'; 'Oxford last saw the Devil carrying off a dissolute Brasenose man.' "Published by the Railway Executive (Western Region) P.W. 49" at lower left; "Printed in Great Britain by Chromoworks Limited London" at lower right.

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        Head of a Suffolk Punch by Sir Alfred Munnings

      Watercolour study of the head of a Suffolk Punch. Image size 12" x 9"approx. Mounted and framed. Overall size 20.5" x 16.5" approx. Signed 'Alfred Munnings'

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        The Case of the Baited Hook

      William Morrow & Company, 1940 First edition, 1940 stated on title and copyright page. Inscribed and dated on the front free end paper by Gardner to his wife, Natalie, seven years after they separated. Book near fine, front lower corner slightly bumped, white spot on rear cover. Dust jacket very good, some wear at front corners and spine ends. Flap price $2.00. Housed in a custom-made slipcase. Comes with a certificate of authenticity, issued by Gardner's grandson, Alan Gardner McKittrick.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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        Deputy Sheriff of Comanche County

      Burroughs, 1940 A fine first edition in a fine first issue (laminated) dust jacket. First Edition stated on the copyright page. Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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        Les Passes de Khaïber ; Gubbiah ; Le Palais de Timour ; Dolores ; L'Enlèvement de Daphné ; Le Colonel Durand ; Le Récif de corail ; La Partie de boules.

      Paris Albin Michel 1940Huit volumes brochés, non coupés, avec témoins. Quelques exemplaires poussiereux, témoins parfois pliés, sinon beaux exemplaires.Les Passes de Khaïber, 1940, un des 15 sur vélin de Rives.Gubbiah, 1929, un des 40 sur Hollande (n°1) (premier papier).Le Palais de Timour, 1937, un des 10 sur Hollande (premier papier).Dolores, 1929, un des 30 sur Hollande (n°1) (premier papier).L'Enlèvement de Daphné, 1950, un des 60 sur vélin (premier papier).Le Colonel Durand, 1933, un des 15 sur Hollande (premier papier).Le Récif de corail, 1933, un des 25 sur vergé Montgolfier.La Partie de boules, 1935, un des 2 sur Hollande (n°1). Bel ensemble de huit romans en édition originale et en grand papier. Jean Martet (1886-1940) homme de lettres complet (poète, dramaturge et romancier) et secrétaire particulier de Georges Clemenceau fut un des grands romanciers populaires de son temps. Plusieurs de ses romans furent adaptés à l'écran. photographies et détails à la demande.

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        For Whom the Bell Tolls 1st U.S. ed. (1940)

      Scribner's, New York 1940 - Hanneman A. 18A with Scribner's 'A' marking on copyright page. Excellent condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Story of American Foxhunting. (2) volumes) (signed)

      NY: Derrydale Press, 1940. Derrydale Press "Signed". Limited to 950 copies. Foxhunting. From Challenge to Full Cry. 1650 to 1861 - the progress of the sport during its early informal stages through the making of hunting organizations. Index. Vol II: 1865 to 1906 covering the trend toward "type" and "art" and post Civil War, development of the hound, etc. Index. Two volumes contain 171 illustrations plus 1 folding map of foxhunting in Manhattan and a color frontis in vol 2 all from original prints. This Derrydale set is the "bible" of American Foxhunting and has not been surpassed. These volumes not only cover foxhunting but the surrounding areas (towns) where the sport was played Small folios (13 x 9-3/4) Red buckrum covers. Leather labels on covers and spines. Top edge gilt. Feathered foredges. Spine slightly sunned. Vg copies. Originally to be issued as a 4 volume set only 2 were completed - W. W. II prevented the set to be completed. NY, 1940 - 1st ed. Derrydale Press. Limited to 950 copies. Volume I - Signed by author J. Blan Van Urk, December, 1940. (extra postage) (bookstore since 1975) . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Vg/fine..

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        Typed letter signed ("A. Einstein"). Prob. Princeton, 3. XII. 1940.

      1940. Large 4to. 1 p. To one of his cousins, recommending him to visit Erich Marx, an engineer from Karlsruhe (not identical with the German physicist of that name, the inventor of the "Marxsche Röhre", who emigrated into the United States in spring 1941): "[...] He is also in a rather modest situation, but he knows this country, and perhaps he has some ideas or personal connections which could be helpful to you [...] Unfortunately my affidavits have always been turned down lately because I have submitted too many already. Perhaps it would be better if your son quotes me as a reference and informs the person in question that I guarantee his reliability [...]" (translated from the German original). - On stationery with embossed letterhead.

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        Autograph Letter to Carl Busse, Sending a Poem

      Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Autograph letter from the Austrian writer who became one of the most highly regarded men of letters writing in German between the wars. Writing affectionately to the older German lyric poet and literary critic Carl Busse, Zweig sends tongue-in-cheek greetings to two friends, Lichtenstein (possibly expressionist writer Alfred Lichtenstein, killed in World War I) and Lilien (probably Jewish Art Nouveau artist Ephraim Moses Lilien) and copies the text of a poem in French, "Question," by Theophile Gautier, to be translated into German by Busse. He notes: "It is not only beautiful, but also profound: translate it freely, just make sure the last strophe keeps all its power." Ending the letter humorously, he writes, "Forgive me for not writing more, but I'm extremely lazy and just send you warm regards." He signs, "Stefan."<br>Zweig, a novelist, playwright, journalist and biographer, made his name in the inter-war period as the author of novels and biographies. He was also a prolific autograph collector and his massive collection of musical and literary manuscripts resides at the British Library. Zweig and his wife, who left Europe together in 1940, committed suicide in 1942, largely in desperation over the horrors continuing in their homeland.<br><br><br />In his customary purple ink. 2 pp. (1, 3 of a bifolium). Folding creases, light toning; overall in fine condition. 13 x 20.5 cm. The letter translated in full: "Dear little flag, here is the Gauthier [sic] poem, so that you can use the text and translation.  It is not only beautiful, but also profound: translate it freely, just make sure the last strophe keeps all its power. Tell my + + + friend Lichtenstein that he's a hack, and that he should stop bothering me with these cards, as he just [?] wrote one.  Tell Lilien - no, rather don't tell him anything at all, for after all, apart from Reclame he's not available to anyone. Forgive me for not writing more, but I'm extremely lazy and just send you warm regards, Stefan" 

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        Eigenh. Musikmanuskript (Fragment). O. O. u. D.

      1940. 4 SS. auf 2 Bll. Folio. Mit zwei Beilagen (s. u.). Mit Blei-, Rot- und Blaustift ausgeführte Orchesterskizze aus dem letzten Akt seiner 1940 entstandenen und uraufgeführten Sinfonie in C-Dur (op. 46), Pfitzners erfolgreichstem Orchesterwerk neben den Palestrina-Vorspielen und der Ouverture zum "Käthchen von Heilbronn". - Beilagen: I: Eh. Postkarte mit U. [München], 3. VII. 1943. 1 S. Qu.-8vo. Mit eh. Adresse. An einen Hrn. Schneider zur Übersendung von "Original-Orchesterskizzen". - II: Gedruckte Vermählungsanzeige von Mali und Hans Pfitzner (gelocht).

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        A Christmas Carol / In Prose Being a Ghost Story of Christmas / by Charles Dickens / Illustrated by Philip Reed

      Chicago: Monastery Hill Press for Holiday House, New York, 1940. First Edition. Decorated, inlaid, & gilt-stamped leather. Near Fine. Philip Reed. 12mo, red leather with gilt rules, mistletoe, and the colored inlaid figure of a dancing Mr. Wezziwig on the cover [cp.the drawing on page 55]; 15 colored vignettes by Philip Reed; x + 148 + [2]. Attractive inlaid decorative leather edition of Dickens' Christmas classic. Cute colored illustrations; handy size; clean, biright, and tight volume--a trifle rubbed at corners. An excellent gift!There is also a Monastery Hill Press edition of A Christmas Carol with pictorial paper-covered boards over a red cloth spine, with a printed paper spine label.

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        Strangers and Brothers.

      London: Faber and Faber,, 1940. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine in red. With the dust jacket. Spine a little rolled, edges of text block slightly spotted. An excellent copy in a lightly toned, rubbed and edge-chipped jacket with two small ink marks to front panel. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To my dear friend Eric Gillett who was exceptionally kind to me when I was utterly unknown, CPS, 19. ii - 45". Eric Gillett (1893?1978) was a literary critic, publisher and broadcaster. During the first world war he served as a captain in the Lancashire Fusiliers and was wounded at Ypres. He published and edited a number of literary anthologies and wrote reviews for the Daily Telegraph and The Times. Gillet was a regular contributor to the BBC (he appeared on over 2,000 radio programmes) and "one of the pioneers of talking about books on the air" (The Radleian 1979, p. 61).

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        Autograph letter signed. [Brumath, June 1940].

      1940. 4to. 3½ pp. Fine and long letter to his young mistress Wanda Kosakiewicz, written on the morning of the bombing of Paris by German troops in June 1940, a few days before Sartre arrested by the Germans on the Eastern Front: "Non, bien sûr, je ne râle pas, je ne suis pas fâché du tout et si je l'avais été je ne songerais plus à l'être, je n'ai qu'une envie, mais elle est vaine, c'est de te serrer dans mes bras ; j'ai trop de sujets d'inquiétude pour toi : ta radio et puis ce bombardement de Paris que j'ai appris ce matin. New-York annonce à la radio un millier de victimes, 250 morts et six ou sept cents blessés. J'ai reçu heureusement aujourd'hui une lettre de toi qui me dis que tu pars. Seulement je n'ose m'en réjouir, ma douce petite fille, parce que je sais bien quelle vie sinistre tu vas trouver à Laigle [dans le Perche]. Tu sais, dès que ça sera possible, on te fera revenir - et en tout cas le 1er septembre. Je me ronge un peu parce que j'avais tant voulu te sortir de Laigle et voilà que tu y retournes contrainte et forcée et c'est moi qui t'y envoie. Ça me fait un tout petit peu comme un manque de parole de ma part mais d'un autre coté, je ne veux pas te savoir exposée. Et puis j'imagine que Paris va devenir de plus en plus sinistre, ce n'est pas ce Paris là que je t'avais promis. Celui où je voulais te voir vivre, il est avec les vieilles lunes dans nos souvenirs. En tout cas, mon amour, je voudrais que tu trouves en arrivant à Laigle ce petit salut de moi, avec toute ma tendresse. Je t'aime plus fort que jamais. Je comprends très bien ce que tu veux dire quand tu écris que les rapports entre personnes te semblent réduits à rien et je vois comment cela peut se faire. Mais moi, c'est tout le contraire, ça les exaspère au contraire et je me sent tout farouche pour les conserver. Mon amour, quoi qu'il puisse arriver de catastrophique, tu es ma vie et je ne me laisserai pas priver de ma vie. Fort de cette assurance que je me suis donnée à moi-même, tu m'es plus proche que tu ne l'as jamais été, je ne fais pas de différence entre toi et moi. Je sais bien que ce sont des mots pour toi qui vas t'ensevelir à présent à Laigle. Mais tout de même, j'espère que ça te fera comme un accueil quand tu trouveras cette lettre. Pour les livres, je ne me rappelle plus trop la liste que je t'avais faite, mais je vais t'en faire une autre. Ce sont des livres souvent un peu difficiles mais intéressants. Schopenhauer: Le Monde comme volonté et comme représentation | Nietzsche: La volonté de puissance / La généalogie de la morale | Heidegger: Qu'est ce que la métaphysique | Scheler: Nature et forme de la sympathie | Freud: Trois essais de psychanalyse / La Psychanalyse / Le rêve | Delbos: Figures et doctrines de philosophes | Bergson: L'Évolution créatrice | Platon: Le Banquet - Phèdre - Phédon - La République | Il me semble que tu peux te lancer là-dedans. Ça te paraîtra peut-être un peu rebutant et obscur au début mais quoi que tu comprennes, tu ne pourras que progresser et puis naturellement tu n'auras qu'à me demander des explications. Ce bombardement m'a angoissé hier. Non que je te croie parmi ces victimes, mais j'imagine que Paris a dû être sinistre et puis ça commence à devenir sérieux. 1000 victimes et 80 immeubles détruits. Je suis heureux de penser que tu t'en vas. Mes parents vont foutre le camp aussi et le Castor serait évacué si ça devenait trop dur. Pour les gens je n'ai pas trop de crainte, seulement je commence à penser à la ville : elle me fait terriblement fragile, à présent. Plus fragile qu'une personne. Et tu sais comme je tiens à elle. Pour moi je suis toujours ici, en sécurité parfaite, mais je me fais un peu l'impression d'un crabe sur le dos, au milieu de tout ce remue-ménage, à faire ici l'ermite. Tu m'as fendu le cœur en disant que tu vis sur un fond de petite angoisse. Hélas, comme je voudrais t'épargner tout cela. Et puis il y a cette radio. Je crains un peu ta lettre de demain qui va m'apprendre à la fois ce qu'il en fut du bombardement et de la radiographie. Ma douce petite Wanda, tu sais je trouve que tu es en train de devenir une personne, tout doucement et sûrement. Tu es mille fois mieux de ce point de vue, dans cette guerre, que je n'aurais osé l'espérer l'an dernier. Ce qu'il faut c'est que tu sois une personne sans perdre rien de ton authenticité et il me semble que c'est tout juste comme ça que ça se passe. Je t'aime et je t'estime de toutes mes forces. Le Castor m'écrit que Bost [Jacques-Laurent Bost] est blessé. J'en suis bien aise il est à l'abri, à présent. Mais ça me fait un peu scandaleux qu'un éclat d'obus se soit enfoncé dans sa petite peau. Presqu'autant que si c'était dans celle d'Olga. Qu'est-ce que ça t'a fait, à toi, quand tu l'as appris? A demain, mon amour. Écris moi bien sagement, même si tu te sens toute ensevelie là bas. Rappelle toi qu'à présent je suis toujours inquiet de toi, où que tu sois. Je n'ai plus peur que tu cesse de m'aimer. J'ai confiance en ta tendresse, mais j'ai peur pour ta petite peau, pour ton corps, tu es menacée par le dedans et le dehors. Tu ne m'as jamais été si précieuse. Je t'aime passionnément. Je crève de ne pouvoir te tenir dans mes bras et t'embrasser sur tout ton corps".

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        Freund des Orients. Acht Gedichte von Otto Basil. Vier Holzschnitte von Edgar Jené. Privatdruck eines Bibliophilen.

      Wien gedruckt bei Franz Karner (Anton Durstmüller) 1940 - In-4; 18 pp (inkl. zweifarb. Titel), 1 Bl., 4 beiliegende signierte Orig.- Holzschnitte; OPp. mit Kordelheftung; Vorsätze und Holzschnitte tlw. geringfügig stockfleckig. - Eines von 100 numerierten Exemplaren; auf dem Vorsatz eigh. Widmung "Erwin Müller, mit besten Wünschen für eine künftige Zusammenarbeit! Otto Basil im Juli 1945." Wilpert-G. 9 (mit irrigen Angaben). - "Die Gedichte entstammen einem Zyklus, der - 1935 begonnen - noch nicht abgeschlossen ist." (Druckvermerk). O. Basil (1901-1983), österr. Schriftsteller, Publizist und Journalist; E. Jené (1904-1984), deutsch-französ. Maler, Graphiker und bedeutender Surrealist. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        EXCITEMENT IN ENTERTAINMENT: Columbia's Theme Song for 1940-1941

      [Hollywood] / (New York): [Columbia Pictures] / (Polygraphic Company of America), [ca. 1940]. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Folio. 18.5? x 12.25? approx. Metallic gold paper covered boards with titles printed in red and blue. Rubbing to boards. Some light wear at spine ends. Interior bright and sharp. In original brown card mailer, worn at edges with moderate damp-staining (not effecting book) at one end. 50pp. Very good overall. Lavish promotional book of full-bleed and -color lithographed illustrations advertising upcoming programs for Columbia Pictures' 1940-1941 season. Likely distributed to theater owners and clearly produced well in advance of actual production, the book contains a disclaimer stating that properties may not be produced precisely as advertised. And indeed, most of the films advertised did not make it into theaters, or did so with different stars or under different titles. Of the films included, 11 appear to be completely unrealized, with most of the remaining either produced under different titles, with different principals, or both. Most of the pictures rely heavily on Columbia's roster of contract players: Cary Grant, Loretta Young, Melvyn Douglas, Jean Arthur, etc. Star directors like Charles Vidor also feature prominently. While many of the pictures seem well on their way to production ? with directors, writers and stars attached ? some seem to be little more than ideas, such as ?Canal Zone? or ?I Joined the Bund,? with generic titles evoking timely topics. In addition, a handful of CBS radio plays are advertised as well, including Ellery Queen and Blondie. An uncommon look into film marketing and production at the height of the studio era. Only two holdings in OCLC; especially rare with original mailer.

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        Farewell My Lovely

      Knopf, 1940 A very good first edition in a very good dust jacket with small chipping at bottom of spine. First Edition stated on the copyright page. Housed in publisher's facsimile slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        Aphorismes et Variétés.

      P. Les Bibliophiles du Palais 1940. In-4° en ff sous chemise et étui (petite déchirure sans manque sur la couverture). 20 eaux-fortes originales en noir de Raoul DUFY. Tirage unique à 180 exemplaires sur vélin de Rives. Celui-ci est enrichi de 9 épreuves de planches d'essai. Rare.

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        Knock ou le triomphe de la médecine.

      Paris, à l'emblème du secrétaire, 1940. 1 vol. petit in-4. En feuilles, couverture illustrée, exemplaire non rogné, en partie non coupé, sous chemise, suites et dessins originaux dans une chemise à part, étui commun.Ouvrage orné de 45 illustrations d'André Collot coloriées au pochoir par l'artisan Liétard. Exemplaire d'artiste, hors justification, imprimé spécialement pour M. André Collot sur papier du Japon. Il est enrichi dans d'une suite en noir sur japon, ainsi que de douze croquis originaux à la mine de plomb, deux rehaussés à l'encre noire. Ils correspondent à des études préparatoires pour l'illustration.Tirage à 2050 exemplaires. Les 40 exemplaires de tête sont sur japon avec suite et originaux.

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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."

      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.<br style="">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.'"<br style="">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.<br style=""><br style="">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).<br style="">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.<br style="">

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        Follonica ed altri 14 capitoli ad umore amoroso

      Emiliano degli Orfini, 1940. Brossura (wrappers) Riproduzione di 16 piccoli disegni in nero di Bartolini all'inizio di ciascun capitolo. Copia personale dell'Autore con numerose correzioni e varianti autografe a penna alla prefazione, al testo e alle illustrazioni . 8vo. pp. 202. Molto Buono (Very Good). Prima edizione (First Edition).

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        The Department of Queer Complaints.

      London: William Morrow,, 1940. Original red cloth boards, titles and design to spine in black. With the dust jacket. An exceptional copy in the dust jacket with just a hint of creasing at ends of spine. First US edition, first printing. Author's first book of short stories, seven of them featuring Colonel March of Scotland Yard. A Queen's Quorum title.

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        John LENNON - Billet autographe signé avec dessin

      - John LENNON (1940 - 1980), chanteur, compositeur britannique Billet autographe signé avec petit DESSIN. (Cannes) 1971; 1 page in-12° oblongue sur papier bristol Rare autographe avec petit dessin en forme d'autoportrait de John Lennon réalisé lors de sa venue avec Yoko Ono au Festival de Cannes en mai 1971 pour présenter en avant-première "Apotheosis" , court-métrage réalisé par Lennon qui filme un voyage en montgolfière pendant 19 mn. Dimension du billet autographe : 7 x 13 cm Dimension du passe-partout : 23,8 x 18 cm Billet présenté sous un passe-partout agrémenté d'une photo imprimée de Lennon (montage qui peut-être retiré sans dommage) Bon état [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Halcyon. Driemaandelijksch Tijdschrift voor Boek- Druk- en Prentkunst. (Complete).

      - [Maastricht], A.A.M. Stols, 1940-1942. Nos. 1-12. Complete with all contributions and additions (with some extras). 34 x 27 cm. Bookplates of Mr. Dick Zijlstra (= the Dutch poet Eric van der Steen). Portfolios a bit worn and strengthened with paper, but a fine set.* Halcyon is generally considered "the most beautiful typographic magazine ever made in the Netherlands", which is absolutely true. Stols used numerous fine quality papers in various formats from several first-class printers. There are contributions by a.o. J. Barcham Green, Menno ter Braak, G.H 's-Gravesande (about M. C. Escher), S. H. de Roos and original prints by a.o. John Buckland Wright and M.C. Escher. Complete sets of this quarterly magazine are rarely offered. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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