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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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        For Whom The Bell Tolls

      New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940., 39. 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. Hanneman [A18]. Listed in Modern Library's Top 100 Novels [1998].

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        The Wind in the Willows

      New York: The Limited Editions Club,, 1940. With an Introduction by A. A. Milne & Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Tall quarto. Original quarter white cloth, titles to spine gilt, patterned paper boards, titles to spine and top edge gilt. Housed in the publisher's green slipcase. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 15 plates by Arthur Rackham. Spine tanned. Contents partially unopened. An excellent copy. Signed limited edition, one of 2,020 numbered copies signed by the designer Bruce Rogers. Rackham had been asked to illustrate the first edition of 1908 but was unable to accept the commission. He deeply regretted the decision, but just before his death he was able to illustrate this Limited Editions Club edition.

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        [The Snopes Trilogy, comprising:] The Hamlet; The Town; The Mansion

      New York Random House [through 1959] 1940 Three First Printings (so stated). 8vo: [8],421,[1]; [8],371,[1]; [12],436pp. The Hamlet: Publisher's black cloth, spine and upper cover ruled in red and lettered in gilt, top edge stained red, full-color pictorial title page; second-issue pictorial dust jacket (four reviews excerpted on back panel), with particularly vibrant front panel, priced $2.50. About Fine (spine gilt slightly dulled) and apparently unread, in about Fine jacket with brief edge wear. The Town: Publisher's first issue claret-colored binding, with line 8 repeated on line 10, p. 327, spine and upper cover lettered in gilt and ruled in blue-grey, top edge stained blue-grey, grey threaded end papers; first issue pictorial dust jacket (with 5/57 publisher's code on front flap), priced $3.95. Fine (barring small collector's label on upper corner of front end paper), square and tight, gilt lettering sharp and bright; about Fine jacket barely rubbed to toe of spine panel. The Mansion: Publisher's blue coarsely woven cloth, upper cover and spine ruled in grey and lettered in gilt, top edge stained yellow, blue end papers; first-issue pictorial dust jacket, price $4.75, with publisher's code "10/59" on front flap and author's photograph by Ralph R. Thompson on back panel. Fine, in equally Fine jacket. Petersen A22.1d, A47.1b, and A52.2b. Burgess 99, p. 73. Fine-

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        [Four Quartets, comprising] East Coker; Burnt Norton; The Dry Salvages; Little Gidding

      London Faber & Faber [through 1942] 1940 Four uniform first impressions of the separate appearances in pamphlet form of Eliot's wartime masterpiece. East Coker: 16pp; yellow paper wrappers printed in black (Near Fine, barring the usual toning) over white card covers, stapled. Light foxing throughout, the final 8pp uncut [Gallup A36c]. Burnt Norton: 16pp; aquamarine paper wrappers printed in black folded over stiff white covers; stapled. Fine, with just a hint of fading along the spine crease. [Gallup [A37]. The Dry Salvages: 16pp; pale blue paper wrappers printed in black folded over stiff cream (Gallup's first state) paper without the Adelphi watermark. Very Good or better, the wraps faded and lightly foxed, with a stain on the inner flap fold, but the pages bright and unmarked, except for an owner's inscription in a neat hand on the half-title [Gallup A39]. Little Gidding: 16pp; stiff mauve wrappers printed in black, stapled (Gallup's second state). Near Fine or better with traces of foxing to the back panel, internally bright and fresh [Gallup A42]. First Faber printing of the first title (East Coker first appeared in two forms associated with its publication in The New English Weekly.), first separate edition of the second title (first published in Collected Poems, 1936), and first editions of the latter two titles.

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        Mein Kampf - Erster Band: Eine Abrechnung // Zweiter Band: Die nationalsozialistische Bewegung [Vorzugsausgabe in Halbleder!!!] 6. Auflage

      Zentralverlag der NSDAP / Franz Eher Nachfolger GmbH. 1940 Originaleinbände in Halbleder (Hldr.) mit Goldprägung und Kopfgoldschnitt, Vorzugsaugabe im Großformat 360+351 Extrem selten ! Zustand: sehr guter Zustand, innen sauber und frisch, Goldschnitt und Leder ebenfalls frisch Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Why England Slept.

      New York: Wilfred Funk, Inc, 1940. First edition. Octavo, original red cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in a contemporary hand, "For Asa Bordages with best wishes Jack Kennedy." The recipient, Asa Bordages was a feature writer for the New York World-Telegram and playwright known for the 1941 play Brooklyn USA. Lightest of rubbing, near fine in a very good dust jacket with some small chips and wear to the extremities. Published the year Kennedy graduated from Harvard, Why England Slept was an expansion of his senior thesis. The title is a variation on the title of Winston Churchill's work, While England Slept, published about two years before Kennedy's. It was dedicated to John's parents, Rose and Joe Kennedy. In this work he attempts to explain why England was so poorly prepared for World War II and why England's leaders settled upon the disastrous policies of appeasement. The book served as a warning to those in our country who felt that appeasing Hitler and staying out of the war was a viable option. It became a bestseller in the United States and went through several printings in its first year. (Newcomb, 10)

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        Chronique privée de l'an 1940

      First edition, one of 115 numbered copies on "pur-fil" paper Marais. Back slightly insolated, otherwise nice copy. Stock Paris 1940 12x19cm broché

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        The Witch in the Wood

      Collins 1940 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fifi

      Simon & Schuster, 1940 A fine first edition in a fine dust jacket with a full page drawing by Bemelmans. The adventures of a small dog in Africa. Illustrated in color throughout. Folio, pictorial boards. Comes in a custom-made collector's clamshell case.. Inscribed by Illustrator(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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        Reichskarte. Kamerun mit Togo. In 6 Farben. 1:2000000.

      Berlin : Verl. des Reichsamts fu?r Landesaufnahme, 1940. - Neubearbeitung der Karte von Kamerun und Togo (Nebenkarte) von Max Moisel. Druck: Dietrich Reimer, Berlin. Kleine Schwärzung im oberern unbedruckten Bereich der Karte, schönes Exemplar, im Original-Kartoneinband. Größe: 86 x 64 cm. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Bullterriers: the Biography of a Breed

      Derrydale Press 1940 - An attractive copy of the 1940 limited edition, #363 of 500 copies. Fine in a 3/4 burgundy cloth AND WITH THE RARE ORIGINAL GLASSINE DUSTWRAPPER, which has held up nicely and is Near Fine. Quarto, 113 pgs. Beautiful monograph on the bullterrier. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Beloved Returns: Lotte in Weimar

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940 - First Edition. One of 395 numbered and signed copies. Fine in a slightly soiled dust jacket, and with the publisher's slipcase (a bit faded and worn). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        In the Teeth of the Evidence and Other Stories

      New York: Harcouirt, Brace, (1940), 1940. First American edition. A fine copy in a very slightly worn, un-price-clipped dust jacket.. 8vo, original blue cloth, white lettering. 17 stories, including two with Lord Peter Wimsey and five with Montague Egg.

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        10 Blatt handgezeichntete Mickey-Finn-Comicstrips für "The McNaught Syndicate" von Lank Leonard.

      (New York um 1940). - Je ca. 14 x 43 cm. Schwarze Tusche, graubraun aquarelliert, mit Signatur, betitelt, rückseitig mit einigen Bleiststiftskizzen und Anmerkungen * 10 original hand-inked Mickey Finn Comic Strips by Lank Leonard, headed: A little detail! Another idea! Close call! Cooperation! Planting it! Slightly! Spreading! Talent! The Boss! Unexpected! - With label Reg. U.S. Pat. Office, McNaught Syndicate, Inc.

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

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

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        Pack My Bag; a Self Portrait

      The Hogarth Press 1940, London - 246 pp., Some minor spotting to endpapers and prelims. slight fading and a couple of small marks to boards. Jacket spine darkened, evidence of handilng and reading wear to front and rear panels, minor chipping to head and foot of spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Weltentscheidung in der Judenfrage. Der Endkampf nach 3000 Jahren Judenherrschaft. In Verbindung mit dem Institut zum Studium der Judenfrage herausgegeben von Dr.Willi Fr.Könitzer und Hansgeorg Trurnit

      Dresden, Zwinger-Verlag Rudolf Glöß, 1940. Vollständige Ausgabe im Original-Verlagseinband (Ganzleinen / Leinen / OLn / Ln 4to im Format 22 x 28 cm) mit Rücken- und Deckeltitel in Goldprägung. 304 Seiten, mit vielen Fotoabbildungen auf Kunstdruckpapier und Textabbildungen, Schrift: Fraktur. - Aus dem Inhalt: Der Jude in der Weltgeschichte, von Ministerialrat Dr. Wilhelm Ziegler (Ministerialrat im Reichsministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda) - Judenfeindschaft im Altertum und im Mittelalter, von Prof.Dr. Johann von Leers (Studienleiter der Berliner Verwaltungsakademie) - Der Kampf gegen die Juden in Deutschland von der Aufklärung bis zur Machtübernahme, von Heinz Ballensiefen (Schriftleiter im Institut zum Studium der Judenfrage) - Die Lösung der Judenfrage im nationalsozialistischen Deutschland: Die politische und rassenpolitische Bedeutung der deutschen Judengesetzgebung, von Kurt Frowein - Die kulturelle Auswirkung der Judengesetzgebung im nationalsozialistischen Deutschland, von Erich Kochanowsky - Die Entjudung des deutschen Wirtschaftslebens, von Otto Ernst - Die Lösung der Judenfrage in der Ostmark, von Gerhard Rentner - Das Ende einer \"Oase\": Die Judenfrage im Sudetenland und im Reichsprotektorat Böhmen und Mähren, von Dr. Rudolf Urban - Die Lösung der Judenfrage in Italien, von Dr Kurt Vogtherr - Der Weltkampf gegen die Juden: Judenfeindschaft und Jugendschutzgesetz in Frankreich, von Heinz Ballensiefen - In Großbritannien und Irland, von Christian H. Bauer - Anfänge organisierter Judenabwehr in den Niederlanden, Belgien und der Schweiz, von Dr. Kurt Vogtherr - Der Kampf gegen die Juden in den nordischen Staaten, von Gerhard Rentner - In Polen und Litauen, von Hans Georg Trurnit - Die Befreiung der Slowakei vom jüdischen Joch, von Dr. Rudolf Urban - Ungarns Judenabwehr im Vormarsch, von Hansgeorg Trurnnit - Rumäniens Judenabwehr, von Hansgeorg Trurnnit - Nordamerika und seine Juden, von Hansgeorg Trurnnit - Lateinamerika: verlorenes Paradies der Juden, von Herbert Jobst - Der Kampf gegen die Juden in der arabischen Welt - Heftige und milde Judenfeindschaft in Südafrika und Australien - Der Krieg 1939: ein Werk des Weltjudentums, ebenfalls von Hermann E. Seifert - Ausländische Stimmen über die Juden - Juden über sich selbst - Aus dem Talmud. - Aus dem Vorwort: \"Mag es trotz der für alle Welt offenkundigen Erfahrungen der letzten Jahre immerhin noch in einigen Winkeln der Erde Leute geben, die die ungeheure Bedeutung der Judenfrage für alle Völker und für die Geschichte zumal des europäischen Kontinents nicht begreifen oder gar nicht sehen wollen - in Deutschland kann es seit 1933, seit der mit den Erfolgen des Nationalsozialismus und der Regierung Adolf Hitlers zugleich ständig wachsenden jüdischen Hetze gegen das Reich auch beim letzten Volksgenossen keinen Zweifel mehr darüber geben. Wer hat sich gegen eine Revision von Versailles gestemmt? Wer hat in Antwort auf die außenpolitischen Taten des Führers unaufhörlich zum Krieg gegen Deutschland gehetzt und ständige Kriegsgefahren heraufbeschworen? Wer stand hinter der Aufhetzung Polens durch England? Und wer steht verantwortlich hinter den Kriegserklärungen Englands und Frankreichs an Deutschland? Hundert solcher Fragen, an Millionen deutsche Volksgenossen gerichtet, werden immer nur eine einzige, klare, unmissverständliche Antwort erhalten, eine Antwort, die aus der Erfahrung des deutschen Volkes an seinem eigenen Leib und Leben kommt: Der Jude! Und nochmals: Der Jude!\" - Kriegsdruck, Erstausgabe in ganz guter Erhaltung: Bindung gelockert, Einband mit ganz leichten Gebrauchsspuren, Heftklammern angerostet, rechte obere Ecke vom Titelblatt fehlt (ohne Textverlust), sonst gut. - 3.Reich, Großdeutschland im 2.Weltkrieg, Schächtverbot in Polen, Schächtabgabe, Entjudung in Deutschland, Ostjuden, Kampf des Weltjudentums gegen das deutsche Volk und Reich, Weltjuda, Adolf Hitler und der Jude, Antisemitismus, scharfer judenfeindlicher Standpunkt, NS.-Schrifttum, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut Versand D: 5,90 EUR Deutsches / Drittes Reich, Großdeutschland im 2.Weltkrieg, Bedeutung der Judenfrage, Entjudung in Deutschland, Ostjuden, Kampf des Weltjudentums gegen das deutsche Volk und Reich, Weltjuda, Adolf Hitler und der Jude, Antisemitismus, scharfer judenfeindlicher Standpunkt, NS.-Schrifttum, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut

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        The Poet in New York

      New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Near Fine, in a Near Fine dust jacket with light edge wear, light soiling and a small stray ink mark to the front panel. First American edition, preceding the first Mexican edition by several weeks. An important collection of poems written by Garcia Lorca during his 1929-30 visit to Columbia University in New York. The text is printed in Spanish and English, side by side.

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        THEY WERE STRONG AND GOOD

      - LAWSON,ROBERT. THEY WERE STRONG AND GOOD. NY: Viking 1940 (September 1940). 4to (8 1/4 x 10 1/4"), cloth, Fine in dust wrapper (not price clipped, no award medal, dust soil, light fraying on top edge, overall a VG dw). 1st edition, winner of the CALDECOTT AWARD. Both written and illustrated by Lawson, this is the story of an American family, illustrated with full page detailed black and whites on every other page. This was the second book he both wrote and illustrated. Nice first editions are hard to find. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        John Steinbeck Replies [cover title]

      (New York: L. M. Birkhead, Friends of Democracy, 1940), 1940. First edition. Goldstone & Payne A13a. Fine copy. Rare.. Single sheet folded to make four pages. A letter by John Steinbeck written to the Unitarian minister Leon Milton Birkhead concerning allegations that Steinbeck was Jewish and the Grapes of Wrath was Jewish propaganda. Steinbeck writes "I cannot see how the Grapes of Wrath can be Jewish propaganda but then I have heard it called communist propaganda also . . . " Steinbeck writes about his family history, the Grosssteinbecks of Germany, and how the name was changed to Steinbeck in America. Birkhead was actively involved in exposing Nazi sympathizers in America. From the inventory of Burton Weiss, Bookseller.

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        THE CARL H PFORZHEIMER LIBRARY: JOHN MARSTON 1575-1634; GEORGE GASCOINGE, 1535-1577; GEORGE CHAPMAN, 1560-1624 (3 VOLUMES IN CLAMSHELL)

      [Fulton, New York]: The Morrill Press, 1940. The volumes are #13, #15 and #13 each of 25 copies printed by The Morrill Press in 1940. Bound in different shades of pastel paper covered boards, with the Pforzheimer monogram embossed on the front board of each volume, and titling in brown to the spines. Each is a reprint of the author's listing from the Catalogue of English Books and Manuscripts 1475-1700 in the Carl H. Pforzheimer Library. The bindings are Fine, and are housed together in a custom gold cloth clamshell box with a morocco title label.

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        The Story of My Experiments With Truth.

      Navijivan, 1940 Ahmedabad: Navijivan, 1940. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 2nd Edition. Second edition in English of Gandhi’s autobiography, in original “khadi” cloth and uncut. Mohandas (“Mahatma”) Gandhi’s concept of Satyagraha, active nonviolent resistance, led India to independence from Great Britain and inspired millions, including leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Desmond Tutu. “Gandhi’s nonviolent struggles in South Africa and India had already brought him to such a level of notoriety, adulation and controversy that when asked to write an autobiography midway through his career, he took it as an opportunity to explain himself. Although accepting his status as a great innovator in the struggle against racism, violence and, just then, colonialism, Gandhi feared that enthusiasm for his ideas tended to exceed a deeper understanding. He says that he was after truth in devotion to God and attempts to get closer to this divine power led him to seek purity through simple living, dietary practices, celibacy and ahimsa, a life without violence. It is in this sense that he calls his book The Story of My Experiments with Truth, offering it also as a reference for those who would follow in his footsteps” (Brian Bruya). Gandhi offers an invaluable “account of the shaping of a new path to collective resistance to injustice” (Sissela Bok). Translated from Gujarati by Mahadev Desai. along with Pyarelal Nair. In the original “khadi” cloth, a homespun linen that Gandhi adopted as a symbol of Indian struggle against the British. Serialized in Gujarati in the weekly magazine Navjivan, 1925-28. (In 1929 Gandhi published a second volume of his autobiography. That book is not included here.) Very good condition, with spine much less faded than usual; at half title page paper to previous one is separating.. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        LE MAITRE POTIER 'COREE:' THE MASTER POTTER 'KOREA.'

      Japan 1940, Jacoulet. A single deluxe large print, sheet. size 35 x 46 cm., woodblock printed by hand on hand-made. paper, carved by Maeda, printed by Honda, Uchikawa & Ogawa.. A LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION OF 150 COPIES THIS BEING #110.. A LOVELY PRINT, LIMITED EDITION OF 150 COPIES Cited in R. Miles: THE PRINTS OF PAUL JACOULET, illustrated as #69, descriptive text on page 105. Per Miles, he states that the edition of 150 were fully printed, intended edition of 350 but fewer than 150 impressions were actually done.His comment: "This is the finest, of Jacoulet's Korean worker series, which he never formally offered as a series...crit- ics consider these are the finest of all the artist's sets. Note the gauffrage that indicates the paint level in his bowl, and the raised decorations on the pot, made with an additional block." Sealed with the butterfly in cinnabar just below Jacoulet's pencil signature. The paper also has a "PJ" watermark in the lower left corner and was published 22 September, 1940. The print is basically a very nice copy, with some marginal toning, and without any other real flaw to mention. Framed & glazed. A copy recently sold at auction for $1500. A color scan can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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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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        A Set of 7 Original, Vintage Photos of Chinese Peking Opera by Cheng Yen-tsiu [Cheng Yanqiu], Gelatin Silver Prints, on Agfa-Brovira Paper

      Cheng Yen-tsiu [Cheng Yanqiu] 1940 - Size: 11.8*9cm. Gelatin silver print, on Agfa-Brovira paper. Undated, but presumably around 1940s. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Die jüdische Weltpest. Judendämmerung auf dem Erdball (The Jewish World Plague)

      Zentralverlag der NSDAP / Franz Eher Nachfolger GmbH. (München) (Nazi Party), 1940, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Fifth Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall, 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.

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