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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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        INSETOS DO BRASIL, 7 TOMES (INCOMPLET)

      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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        Lentil

      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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        View.

      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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        MARXISM UN DARVINISM [MARKSIZMS UN DARVINIZMS]

      Riga: Farlag Kamp. 1940. Paperback. 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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        Signed Photograph

      Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Signed original doubleweight sepia photograph of the important Russian composer, seen examining a large score ca. 1940's-1950's. Stravinsky has signed with his name in black ink over the score itself. Toning around the margins, else fine. 17 x 23 cm.

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        The Big Con

      Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Like New. First edition, first printing. About Fine, with slight fading to head of spine, and page 284 irregularly cut at margin, else a very fresh copy in a Very Good dust jacket with fading to the spine panel, shallow chipping at spine ends, and light rubbing. A handsome copy of David Maurer's sociological study of the con artist. It formed the basis of many of the tricks in the 1973 George Roy Hill film The Sting, starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford.

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        LA INVENCIÓN DE MOREL

      Editorial Losada, Buenos Aires 1940 - Primera edición. Encuadernación en rústica de editorial. Cubiertas originales y sobrecubierta en muy buenas condiciones con ilustración de Norah Borges. Prólogo de Jorge Luis Borges. El ejemplar esta dedicado por le autor al escritor Leonidas Barletta: "A Leonidas Barletta con amistad personal y estimacion de escritor. Bioy Casares, Nov 1940" 169 págs.

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        The Hamlet.

      Random House, 1940. First edition, first printing., 1940.. First edition, first printing.. Small bookseller's label to lower front free endpaper, slight rubbing, still fine in near fine, unchipped dust jacket with some toning to rear panel and the slightest of darkening to spine panel, in mylar cover. A handsome copy..

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        They Don't Dance Much

      Houghton Mifflin Company 1940 - First edition. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. Endpapers a bit foxed with slight offsetting, spine cloth a bit rubbed along edges, a tiny light stain near head. Jacket spine panel moderately sunned, well-worn along edges, chipped head and worn tail, small chip in top of front panel, price intact ($2.50). The author's only book, an unjustly-obscure "country noir" novel acclaimed by the likes of Daniel Woodrell, George V. Higgins, Flannery O'Connor and Raymond Chandler. Quite scarce in its original pictorial jacket by George Kelley ominously showing the roadhouse/filling-station where the story takes place. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die j?dische Weltpest. Judend?mmerung auf dem Erdball (The Jewish World Plague)

      Germany: Zentralverlag der NSDAP / Franz Eher Nachfolger GmbH. (M?nchen) (Nazi Party). Hardcover. 244 pages plus 4 pages of ads at back. Text in German. Author was an early member of the NSDAP. Front free endpaper neatly removed. Unmarked. Moderate wear and soiling to mustard yellow cloth-covered boards adorned with red lettering. Binding intact. A sound copy. . Good. 1940. Fifth Edition.

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        JOURNEY INTO FEAR

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940., 1940. First edition. First U.S. edition. Inked inscription on the title page to a well known bookseller: "James Pepper from Eric Ambler." Light offsetting to the front and rear pastedown sheets, top stain faded, else a near fine, bright copy in price-clipped dust jacket with minor professional restoration to the spine ends, corners, and extremities. Returning to his hotel room after a late-night flirtation with a cabaret dancer, Graham is surprised by an intruder with a gun. What follows is a nightmare for the English armaments engineer as he makes his way home aboard an Italian freighter. Among the passengers are a couple of Nazi assassins intent on preventing his returning to England with plans for a Turkish defense system, the seductive cabaret dancer and her manager husband, and a number of surprising allies. This is Ambler's sixth novel and it is the basis for the 1943 film noir directed by Norman Foster and Orson Welles (uncredited), and starred Orson Welles, Joseph Cotton, and Dolores del Rio. An attractive and bright copy.

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        Collection of material relating to Wingate's Chindits and their campaigns in Burma.

      [Various places and dates,, 1940s-1980s]. Superb collection of material concerning the Chindits, includes Wingate's Report on the Operations of 77th Brigade; the original MS of the Hedley's book Jungle Fighter; a number of SEAC Chindit publications; a small trove of pieces from the collection of a serving Chindit officer, including intelligence reports, some excellent press photographs, and a remarkable original "panic flag" - the escape map, neckerchief, signal flag carried by the Chindits; the privately produced Chindits Old Comrade's Association appreciation of Wingate; together with a group of Chindit memoirs. These last are not the best copies in all cases, but most of the major books are there including Fergusson's The Wild Green Earth signed, Anthony Brett-James's copy with his pithy notes, and one of Patrick Boyle's MS note-books used in the composition of Jungle, Jungle Little Chindit. More detailed listing follows below. Overall very good. Named after the temple-guard leogryphs of Burma, the Chindits were a special forces group formed by the enigmatic and charismatic Orde Wingate, one of the greatest early exponents of unconventional warfare. In two campaigns - Operation Longcloth an exploratory expedition into Japanese-held territory by a force of just 3,000 beginning in February 1943, and Operation Thursday of March 1944, which was the second largest airborne operation of the Second World War - this mixed force of British, Burma Rifles, Hong Kong Volunteers, Gurkhas and West African troops were instrumental in eroding the Japanese grip on Burma. This collection contains some extremely uncommon contemporary material; personal effects of a serving officer; together with a significant group of the memoirs written by participants. WINGATE, O.C., Brigadier. Report on Operations of 77th Indian Infantry Brigade in Burma, February to June 1943. New Delhi: Printed by the Manager Government of India Press, 1943 Octavo. Original green cloth backed printed boards. Large folding coloured map in end-pocket, diagrams and tables to the text. Boards slightly browned, else a very good copy. Wingate's report on Operation "Longcloth", the founding operation of the "Chindits". Setting out with three objectives; to cut the railway line between Mandalya and Myitkyina; to harrass the enemy in the Shwebo district; and if possible to cross the Irrawaddy and cut the railway between Mandalay and Lashio. They were successful in the first objective and Japanese reaction to their presence indicates a degree of success in the second. However, at the railway line two columns were ambushed and incurred heavy casualties, Wingate ordered a general dispersal and retreat back to India. They had spent twelve weeks in the jungle and marched almost a thousand miles, their losses were 833 out of 3,000 men. Wingate saw the operation as a dismal failure, but whilst it lacked material results "Longcloth" recast future strategic thinking. It had been shown that the British could attack in the jungle, an alien environment for them, and take the war to the Japanese. Wingate accompanied Churchill to Quebec in August '43 for the "Quadrant" conference with the intention of persuading the Allied chiefs of the soundness of the long range penetration concept. Designated "Secret" this is copy No. 105 of only 200 copies. An extremely detailed report, written in an unusually colloquial style. There are many passages which are controversially critical of the actions of named Officers or groups, for example at p.31 "the Commander of No.2 Column was Major Emmet, a Gurkha Rifle Officer, with excellent knowledge of Gurkhali but unfit to command men.", or again at p.33 "As we reached the Station, Captain Mackenzie was crazy enough to open fire at the telegraph wires with his Tommy Gun as a feu de joie." These have been red pencilled with the intention that they be excised from later issues. This copy with the ownership inscription of George Nangle, who won the DSO for his conduct at Monte Cassino in command of 1/9 Gurkha Rifles, who took, held, and withdrew from Hangman's Hill under extraordinarily trying circumstances, the citation referring to his "gallant and skilful leadership." BOYLE, Patrick. Manuscript notebook for Jungle, Jungle, Little Chindit. c.1944. Octavo. Ecru cloth wide-feint notebook, title and author's signature inked to the upper board. Around 50-pages of manuscript drafts of pieces that went towards the publication of probably the best-known literary production of the Chindit campaign. Very good. Accompanied by a very good copy of the published work in dust jacket. The world-weary, yet facetious humour of the book is summed up by the cartoon on the upper panel of the jacket which pictures two Chindits sitting on their packs in torrential rain, and one says to the other; "When all this is over I suppose some ape will write a book about it and try to make out it was funny." HEDLEY, John, Major. War History [later published as Jungle Fighter.] c.1946. Quarto. Original textured tape-backed light card wraps. 119 leaves, rectos only, cyclostyled typescript, occasional sketch maps, some tipped in. A little worn, spine splitting and the text-block variably browned, but overall sound. Accompanied by a copy of the book published in 1996. Hedley's memoirs reveal a wide range of experiences of the war in the Far East: the infantryman's six-month slog through the 1942 retreat; service in the second Chindit expedition, when the author was wounded and mentioned in despatches as Brigade Intelligence Officer to the formidable team of Joe Lentaigne and John Masters; behind-the-lines covert operations with Force 136 and, last but not least, some months in Siam after the war had ended, which provide a valuable personal view of that nation. At that time Hedley came into close contact with the Japanese Army and his views on the Japanese character make interesting reading. FERGUSSON, Bernard. The Wild Green Earth. London: Collins, 1947. Octavo. Original red cloth, title gilt to the spine. With tattered dust jacket. A used copy, front hinge cracked but holding, overall very good in remnant of the jacket. Antony Brett-James's copy, his bookplate to the front pastedown, and ownership inscription to the front free endpaper, where it is also signed by the author. Brett-James's pencilled, pithy marginal comments and an extensive collection of relevant clippings, obituaries &c. loosely inserted. Brett-James served in Burma with the 5th Indian Division, and wrote extensively - officially and personally - on the campaign. The Chindits 1944. Part One. [All published] Reproduced from Newspapers of Reports of the Chindits Operations during March, 1944. Calcutta: Statesman Press, 1944. Quarto. Wire-stitched in the original colour-printed wraps. 24-pages, text illustrations and maps. A little rubbed, else very good. Extremely uncommon, just one copy on COPAC at IWM. The Chindits. Calcutta: Published by Frank Owen for the Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia ? Printed by ? The Statesman Press, n.d. [1945]. Quarto. Wire-stitched in the original colour-printed wraps. 35-pages. 6 plates, double-page map, illustrations to the text. A little rubbed, else very good. Uncommon, copies recorded on COPAC at IWM and SOAS. Major General O.C. Wingate DSO. An Appreciation of the planner and leader of the two Chindit Campaigns in 1943 and 1944 behind Japanese lines in Burma during World War II. Wolverhampton: Compiled by members of the Chindits Old Comrades' Association United Kingdom. For private circulation only, 1982. Quarto. Original spiral-bound card wraps. A little rubbed and browned, but overall very good. Uncommon, just 8 copies on OCLC. Loosely inserted is a one-page letter signed by Brigadier W.P. Scott, president of the association, originally enclosed with this copy, and explaining how the association had refrained from "entering the public lists" on controversies arising out of the official histories and in the national press. But that in 1979, with the full backing of Lord Mountbatten, it was decided to produce the present appreciation; "It gives the views of a cross-section of 76 all ranks who served under General Wingate. It will, hopefully, provide an instrument for future historians to consider and balance against the opinions of writers who did not have the opportunity to know General Wingate so closely." Group of Chindit "Relics" formerly owned by Major J.E.B Rippingale. Probably the key piece is a rather faded silk-square, now a dusty pink colour, and a just little frayed, the purpose of which is explained in Richard Rhodes James's book Chindit; "Above there came the sound of planes and a Dakota appeared over the jungle followed by several others. These planes had been sent to drop more supplies on the block. Base had no knowledge of the events of the last twenty-four hours, having been out of communication, and could only assume that, though our position was grave, it was not helpless. As a matter of fact when we moved off so hurriedly a message was on its way from the General giving us permission to withdraw. We produced our 'panic maps' (silk emergency maps of bright orange colour) and started waving them. The first few lanes did not see us and we watched the parachutes floating into the hands of the Japs. But one sharp-eyed pilot noticed the streaks of orange in the nullah and emptied his load beside us ?" Despite having seen an improbable number of silk escape maps, we have never encountered another of these. Rippingale has further added a note "Cloth Map issued to the Chindits - 1944. (Also used, tied round the neck as a sweat-rag." (p.146) Also, a folded, worn and slightly stained 1 inch to 4 mile scale map of Upper Chindwin & Myitkyina Districts and Tribal Areas, with a few still legible blue pencilled markings to the map and a route "Dibrugarh - Tinsukia - Ledo - Shaduzup - Warazup" noted on the reverse. Rather heavy-handedly annotated at a later date by Rippingale "Burma. Used in Chindit Campaign, 1944," but we shall forgive him this. Through Japanese Eyes, & Through Japanese Eyes, Volume II. Burma: G.S.1-13-E-1 (a), 1944-5. Classified "Confidential" - "Must not fall into enemy hands." 2 volumes, foolscap quarto. Wire-stitched in the original colour-printed light card wraps. Cyclostyled typescript. Sketch-maps and illustrations to the text. Text browned, externally a little used, but overall very good. We have been unable to trace another copy of either of these internally-produced reports on the impact of Chindit operations on Japanese forces; "After ? battles, you sent back to headquarters masses of captured documents. Possibly there were times when you thought 'what can these chaps want with all this bumf? We never seem to hear anything about it afterwards. Not even a word of thanks for our trouble.' This pamphlet is designed to show you some of the uses to which these scraps of paper have been put. From every document you sent us, much information was obtained. Sometimes it was of strategical significance ?sometimes it was of immediate tactical importance ? at other times we gained much useful information as to Japanese methods of war ? at times the information was economic. Finally we learned about the Japanese individual, his likes and dislikes, and his general reactions to the Army, the emperor, to Burma, and life in general." Both have Rippingale's contemporary ownership inscription. A group of ephemeral items including typed copies of appreciations of the Chindit's services from Colonel Charles D. Farr, USAC and Auchinleck; a collection of Japanese occupation currency; an unused Chindit Christmas airgraph; two large wall-maps relating to operations in the Far East, Army Bureau of Current Affairs Map Reviews, Nos. 53 & 56; pictorial propaganda pamphlet in the Far-Eastern Fresco Series, S.E.A.C. Saga; four contemporary press photographs of including a portrait of Wingate, three with typed captions; together with a quantity of newspaper clippings, most later. All of these housed in a simple wallet-file, with Rippingale's ownership inscription; "Major J.E.B. Rippinglae, T.D. (Ex-'Chindit')" and titled by him; "The Campaign in Burma (Gen. Wingate's 'Chindits') 1943-1945." Together with a group of 20, mainly personal, accounts of the Chindit operations, most in jackets, but condition variable; Baggeley - A Chindit Story. Bidwell - The Chindit War. Calvert - Fighting Mad. [Military historian Brian bond's copy] Calvert - Prisoners of Hope. Carfrae - Chindit Column. Denny - Chindit Indiscretion. Fergusson - Beyond the Chindwin. Ditto - Patrick Boyle's copy. Halley - With Wingate in Burma. Rhodes James - Chindit. [With extensive personal annotations by one S. Threadgall, evidently an WAFF NCO serving with the Chindits.] Jeffrey - Sunbeams like Swords. Masters - The Road past Mandalay. Mead - Orde Wingate and the Historians. Painter - A signal Honour. Rolo - Wingate's Raiders. [Wavell's copy, Wavell contributes a foreword.] Sharpe - To be a Chindit. Shaw - Special Force. Towill - Chindit's Chronicle. [signed] Tulloch - Wingate in Peace and War. [inscribed by the author.] Wilcox - Chindit Column.

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        Erika. Die frohe Zeitung für Front und Heimat 1.Jahrgang 1940 Nr.1-52 (vollständig)

      Berlin, Deutscher Verlag, 1940 - Vollständige Ausgabe im original Verlagseinband (51 Hefte, jeweils Broschur im Format 23,3 x 31,7 cm) mit fotoillustriertem Deckeltitel, Hauptschriftleiter: Alfred Will / Berlin. Seiten 1-775, mit sehr vielen Fotoabbildungen und teilweise farbigen Zeichnungen. - Kriegsdruck, Exemplar in sehr guter Erhaltung; weiter Fotos s.Nr.19447! - Deutsches / Drittes / Deutsches Reich, Deutschland im 2.Weltkrieg, illustrierte Bücher, Landser, Zeitschrift für Front und Heimat im Nationalsozialismus, Monatsschrift vor 1945, Wehrmacht an der Westfront, Ritterkreuz, Ritterkreuzträger, Truppenbetreuung, 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: Soft Cover]

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        Damals. Erinnerungen an grosse Tage der SS-Totenkopf-Division im französischen Feldzug 1940 * mit O r i g i n a l - S c h u t z u m s c h l a g

      Stuttgart, Chr. Belser Verlag, 1940 - Vollständige Ausgabe im Original-Verlagseinband (Festeinband / Pappband im Format 21,5 x 28,5 cm) mit Rücken- und Deckeltitel sowie dem fotoillustriertem Original-Schutzumschlag OSU. 118 Seiten, mit sehr vielen Fotoabbildungen, oft ganzseitigen Fotoabbildungen auf Kunstdruckpapier in Kupfertiefdruck. Diese tragen Bildunterschriften wie: "SS-Gruppenführer Eike, Divisionskommandeur der SS-Totenkopf-Division, auf dem Wege zur Front / Was so ein Lkw. in seinen 4 Wänden an Männern einschließt, das hält zusammen wie Pech und Schwefel. Der Lkw. ist ihre Bude, ihr Laden, und wehe dem Feinde, wenn die Männer kampfentschlossen mit behendem Sprung über die Wände setzen, dann kann der Gegner erleben, was in solch einer zusammengeschweißten Gruppe von Männern drin steckt. Auf Tod und Leben sind sie miteinander verschworen! / Wenn wir dem Gegner das Laufen beigebracht hatten, dann sorgten unsere Stukas schon dafür, daß sie auf dem Laufenden gehalten wurden / Unter so manchem Helm stiehlt sich graues Schläfenhaar hervor. Viele unserer Kameraden waren "nur" Reservisten, wie die Engländer einmal meinten. Freiwillige waren sie, Freiwillige aus der Allgemeinen SS, sie bewiesen den Tommys sehr bald, aus welchem Holz sie waren / Mit den Kameraden von der Panzerwaffe verband uns eine besonders herzliche Waffenbrüderschaft. Wir, von denen berühmten schnellen Divisionen, waren für sie verflucht fixe Brüder. Wir wussten, was wir voneinander zu halten hatten / ein Blitz-und Rollen der Donnerschlag! Jaulend fegen die Granaten zum Tommy hinüber, um ihm die Betten ein wenig aufzuschütteln / Der Alte in vorderster Front! Der SS-Führer, seine Knarre in der Faust, das rechte Schulterstück im Kampfgetümmel heruntergerissen, gibt seinem Divisionskommandeur Bericht über die Lage / Hart bellen die Maschinengewehre auf. Mit ruhig gezielten Feuerstößen wird jede Bewegung des Gegners erstickt. Er wird an den Boden genagelt / Still liegt nun der Regimentskommandeur im Bett des französischen Bauernhauses. Er fiel im Kampf, inmitten seiner Kameraden. Ein Soldat wie jeder andere. Im Leben wie im Sterben das Vorbild eines Kämpfers für den Führer - "Pak nach vorn!" Wie die leibhaftigen Teufel preschen die Fahrzeuge nach vorn, und Sekunden später steht die Pak schon feuerbereit in der Straßenkurve / Spannung liegt im Gesichtsausdruck und Haltung des Stoßtruppführers / In kopfloser Flucht zogen die Engländer in Richtung Dünkirchen ab, in wilder Verfolgungsjagd setzen wir hinter ihnen her / Unsere Stukas hatten den Tommies in Bayonne fürchterlich "eingeheizt". Die Trümmer des britischen Expeditionskorps blockierten fast sämtliche Straßen der Stadt / Sie kämpften Schulter an Schulter, Weiße und Farbige!-Kameraden?" - Mit Druckvermerk: "Dieses Buch ist eine Gemeinschaftsarbeit der SS-Kriegsberichter Hermann Ege, Karl F. Bauer und Herbert Bonda" - Deutsches / Drittes Reich, Großdeutschland im 2.Weltkrieg, Waffen-SS im Frankreichfeldzug, Totenkopf-Division, Papa Eicke, Militär, Militaria, deutsches Soldatentum im Fronteinsatz, farbige französische Soldaten, illustrierte Bücher, Kriegführung im Nationalsozialismus, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut. - Erstausgabe, EA, erste Auflage in guter Erhaltung, , weitere Fotos s.Nr.22285! 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Witch in the Wood

      Collins, 1940. Hardcover. Good. 1940. 281 pages. No dust jacket. Grey and green cloth hardback. Ex lib plate to front pd. Minor splitting to internal hinges. Mild foxing and use marks to pages. Illustrated. Minor edge wear and use marking present with tanning to spine. This book has come into contact with water and shows mild water staining. Ultimately a good, firm copy.

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        T'Arrangi! Numero Unico del Btg. A.U.C. Fant. Mot. 31o Fanteria "Siena".

      76 pp. wartime publication for soldiers in training, being the singular number of the Motorized Infantry Group 31 "Siena", with music scores, cartoons, satire, caricatures, transcriptions of fictional dialogue, and most strikingly, futurist inserts mixing progressive page and typography design with caricatures of war experiences and soldiering, illustrated throughout, including a five page entry with elements of concrete poetry written by "The Student Futurist" entitled "The Rifle Lava; Synthetic Plastic-sealed Futurist Figurative Impressions". 4to. Illus. wrpps., with a 1/2" tear to front cover, otherwise fine. Naples 1940.

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        Expressionistisches Gemälde *Kutsche vor Säulenportikus* mit Figurenstaffage.

      - Bildmaß: 29 x 33 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 37,5 x 41 cm ), Öl auf Pappe. Links unten mit *A. Henselman* signiert. ( das Bild aber eindeutig von Albert Henselmann ), undatiert ( ca. um 1940 ). Das in erdigen, dunken Farbtönen gehaltene Bild von guter Erhaltung. ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )( Provenienz: Alter Privatbesitz ) ( Lagerort Richey ) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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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. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Why England Slept

      New York, NY: Wilfred Funk, 1940., 1940. First edition. Octavo, pp.xxx; 252. Elegantly bound in half red oasis morocco over orginal pictorial cloth sides, raised bands and gilt titles to spine. Small ink mark to lower cover else a clean, fine copy. The published version of a thesis examining the rise of the German Reich, written by Kennedy during his senior year at Harvard University.

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