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        The Ox-Bow Incident (Inscribed, with Signed Poem Laid in)

      Random House, New York 1940 - Octavo. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED THUS ON FEP: "To Marguerite Dunsmore - /The friendly antagonist - in hopes / of more such intriguing duels / Cordially / Walter V. T. Clark / December 14, 1940. TOGETHER WITH CARBON TYPSCRIPT, ONE PAGE, SIGNED, WRITTEN TO MS. DUNSMORE: "Addressed to a Counter-blade / Let us cease this fencing of intellects / This sharp following behind masks / Of the bright points moving, this parry and thrust / Of the cold metal ringing, the guard against guard to a spark, / Seeking only a tip-tear in a heart sewed on white silk. / Let us throw down the limber blades, the screens of our faces, / Into the roses tossed early for the quick-legged dance of our brains, / Rub off the powder of our hands and join them tightly, / Looking upon each other once clearly uncovered. / Are we to dread the dark fools up in the gallery shadow / Crying the 'coward' chorus, until they weary, and bundle the stairs / in overcoats? / When they are gone we will sing unbottoned blades / With our half-bodies naked in the white light / For the flower streams of our sweet blood running, / Until it may be we will kill each other beautifully." Signed, "Walter." The source of the 1943 classic film, starring Henry Fonda and Anthony Quinn. A very good copy with light soiling to the cloth binding; dust jacket with light wear to extremities - small loss at spine head. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Gli uccelli dellâ??Africa orientale italiana. Parte prima (Parte seconda, terza e quarta)

      Premiata Tipografia successori F.lli Fusi 1940 - 1944 4to (cm. 24,7), 4 Voll.; XIII - (1)261(1) pp.; 265 pp.; 3 cc.nn., 292 pp.; quarto vol. di sole tavole. Con complessive 152 tavv. a colori f.t. del pittore Giovanni Gallelli. Legature editoriali in piena tela figuarata a colori per i primi tre voll. ed in cartonato per lâ??ultimo. Minime abrasioni alla tela del terzo vol. Ex libris â??Sacchettiâ?? ai contropiatti anteriori. Esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione. Raro. Ceresoli p. 366: â??Magnifica edizione originale dellâ??ornitologia dellâ??A.O.I., apparsa a puntate nella Riv. It. Ornit. dal 1940 al 1944, poi riunita in 4 voll.â??.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Ex Libris s.r.l.]
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        DER KAMPF IM WESTEN Die Soldaten Des Führers Im Felde; II Band

      Raumbild - Verlag Otto Schönstein K. -G. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1940. Hardcover. Text in German. Includes magnifying glass and set of 100 stereographs documenting the Battles of the Wehrmacht in the Netherlands, France and Belgium. Titles and captions on rear of each card. 8 color plates, 79 pages of text. Pages age-toned but unmarked. Heavy, fabric-covered boards, silver titles. Boards lightly shaken but completely intact. Staining to front cover. Cardboard inserts for glasses/stereographs intact, with single side tape-repaired. Bookplate of author, Holocaust survivor Barry Spanjaard inner cover. ; 79 pages .

      [Bookseller: Books On The Boulevard]
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        Poeta en Nueva York Con Cuatro Dibujos Originales

      Mexico, D. F.: Editorial Seneca, 1940, 1940. First illustrated edition and the first edition in Spanish only, preceded by a bilingual edition published anonymously. Paper just slightly browned at the edges; fine copy.. 4to, original printed wrappers, 187 pages. Two color plates and two full-page illustrations after drawings by Lorca. From the inventory of Burton Weiss, Bookseller.

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        Bar-Room Ballads (Signed)

      Reginald Saunders, Toronto 1940 - Bound in turquoise cloth with gilt lettering on upper board and on spine. Very faint staining of the front free endpaper and of the rear free endpaper (moisture perhaps, but in any event barely noticeable and does not extend to any other pages); solidly bound. Dust jacket, which is not price-clipped (retaining published price of $2.00, has edge wear (minor rubs, chips, and a couple of 3/4" long closed tears). Probably published simultaneously with the US edition. 169 pages. Signed by author on the front free endpaper "Heartily Yours: Robert Service". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Purpora Books]
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        Lend to defend.

      Charles Paine (1895-1967). Lend to defend. Count every penny, every penny counts Original offset lithograph, published by H.M. Stationery Office, printed by Vincent, Brooks Day & Son Ltd., London, 1940. 765 x 510 mm. £450

      [Bookseller: Henry Southern Ltd.]
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        The Letter (Original Film Pressbook).

      Folio, original wrappers, pp.12. Wrappers loose and repaired down spine, internally near fine. First edition of this pressbook issued by Warner Brothers to accompany their 1940 film The Letter, based on Somerset Maugham's short story. The film starred Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall and James Stephenson and was nominated for 7 Academy Awards. This pressbook includes advance and current publicity features about the film directed by William Wyler, and has various black and white stills from the film. It also includes advertisements for promotional material such as lobby cards and posters. Loosely inserted is a fold out 8 page also showcasing the film's various ad campaigns. A scarce piece of cinema ephemera relating to a classic Hollywood adaption of Maugham's famed short story.

      [Bookseller: Henry Southern Ltd.]
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        Digby Morton skirt suit.

      Approx. UK size 8. Jacket in black wool with velvet collar and rayon lining with wide lapels and label 'Designed by Digby Morton/Made by Jacqmar/ 16 Grosvenor St., London W1, with matching black wool skirt with zip to left side and label 'Digby Morton/ Grosvenor Hill/ London W1' and matching black leather-backed belt; very good condition. This New Look-style skirt suit is too extravagant, with its wide folding lapels that give the illusion of a jacket front opening over a waistcoat, to have been part of the Utility Wear scheme and must have been worth a large number of clothing coupons. Yet it would have seemed worth the expense; Digby Morton (1906-1983) was one of the top London couturiers of the time. His aim was 'to transform the suit from the strict tailleur, or the ordinary country tweed fit only for the moors, into an intricately cut and carefully designed garment, so fashionable that it could be worn with confidence at the Ritz.' (DNB). He was also closely involved in the war effort, being one of the Board of Trade's approved designers for the Utility Wear scheme and the creator of the WVS uniform. This is an unusual collaboration with Jacqmar, the fashion house celebrated for its headscarves, and is a rare piece of 1940s fashion.

      [Bookseller: Henry Southern Ltd.]
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        England. Die Geschichte eines Raubstaates.

      Oblong 8vo. Original colour-printed wrappers with cloth backstrip; pp. 7, one colour-printed map with eight transparent overlays printed in black, white, red and yellow and fold-out booklet (illustrated self-wrappers, 10 leaves), hinged with a cloth strip to upper margin of rear wrapper. An intriguingly complex book production of anti-English Nazi propaganda documenting the growth of the British Empire with overlay maps and an explanatory booklet with a caricature of the spider Churchill by Bruno Böttiger on the front cover. Despite the political stance of this publication the typographical design of the colophon on the rear cover is unadulterated Bauhaus.

      [Bookseller: Henry Southern Ltd.]
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        The Hamlet

      New York: Random House, 1940, 1940. First edition, limited issue, number 203 of 250 numbered copies, signed by Faulkner. Petersen A22. Boards a little worn and soiled at the edges; patterned paper slightly foxed; very good copy.. 8vo, half blue-green cloth and patterned paper boards, gilt lettering, a.e.g. Pictorial title.

      [Bookseller: The Brick Row Book Shop]
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        White Collar: A Novel in Linocuts

      San Francisco, CA: Pisani Printing & Publishing Co., [c.1940]. [Second edition]. Paperback. Very good. Quarto [27 cm]; stiff black card wrappers with title printed in white on backstrip, and illustration printed in white on front panel. A small amount of creasing and bumping to edges and corners, hinges are a little weak, otherwise a lovely copy. A classic from the Great Depression much in the style of early Lynd Ward or Franz Masereel. First published privately just prior to World War II, White Collar has remained a biting critique of the powers that be, and at the same time championing the working class. This book is uncommon in any condition or edition. "White Collar was to be my contribution to, what I believed then, an indispensable understanding of the necessity of unity among all American workers and voters. I was not a writer, so illustrations in sequence were, I thought, the answer. I had a printing press and lots of linoleum to use for linoleum cuts, so I set to work the idea of doing the entire job myself. I was young, naive and in a hurry, but I soon discovered that a book, a story, an ideal, each is a slow process, even with some help from the family. It took several years to engrave, print, bind and distribute a boom that was seen by a very few people who did not need convincing." - Giacomo Patri - June,1975.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Oel auf Leinwand.

      1940 80 x 60 cm, gerahmt., Erstausgabe. Mit Initialen des österreichischen Künstlers Axel Leskoschek (1889 - 1976) rechts unten. Mit dem Doktordiplom hat er 1917 seine juristische Ausbildung abgeschlossen und danach an der Landeskunstschule in Graz und an der Grafischen Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt in Wien studiert. Seine Holzschnitte zu den \"Legenden des hl. Franziskus\" 1920 begründen eine Reihe von Illustrationen zur Weltliteratur. Er war 1923 Mitbegründer der Grazer Sezession, politischer Häftling in Wöllersdorf 1936, ging dann in die Schweiz und war später 8 Jahre lang Professor an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Rio de Janeiro. Ab 1948 war er in Wien als Maler, Grafiker und Kunstkritiker tätig. Zahlreiche Holzschnitte, Einbandentwürfe zu Büchern und Öbilder aus Südamerika und Südfrankreich sowie Kupferstiche und Lithographien geben Zeugnis von seinem reichen Schaffen. Joseph Rupert Rudolf Marx (1882 in Graz -1964) bedeutender österreichischer Komponist, Musikpädagoge und Kritiker. Im Zweiten Weltkrieg war Marx - nun aller seiner vorherigen Ämter enthoben - in Wien geblieben und hatte sich mit der ihm noch verbliebenen Stellung als bekannter Komponist und gern gesehener Redner für die \"Rettung der untergehenden Musikkultur\", wie er es bezeichnete, eingesetzt und im Rahmen dessen einige Reden über die Musik im NS-Staat gehalten. Dies wurde ihm dann auch vorgeworfen. , Tadell Vom Künstler rechts unten signiert. Aus dem Besitz einer guten Freundin des Künstlers. - Axel Leskoschek (1889 - 1976). Mit dem Doktordiplom hat er 1917 seine juristische Ausbildung abgeschlossen und danach an der Landeskunstschule in Graz und an der Grafischen Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt in Wien studiert. Seine Holzschnitte zu den \"Legenden des hl. Franziskus\" 1920 begründen eine Reihe von Illustrationen zur Weltliteratur. Er war 1923 Mitbegründer der Grazer Sezession. politischer Häftling in Wöllersdorf 1936. ging dann in die Schweiz und war später 8 Jahre lang Professor an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Rio de Janeiro. Ab 1948 war er in Wien als Maler. Grafiker und Kunstkritiker tätig. Zahlreiche Holzschnitte. Einbandentwürfe zu Büchern und Öbilder aus Südamerika und Südfrankreich sowie Kupferstiche und Lithographien geben Zeugnis von seinem reichen Schaffen. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Gemälde - Aquarell

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        Deutsche Reiter auf der Pad in Deutsch-Südwestafrika. Reise- und Kriegserlebnisse während des Herero- und Hottentotten-Aufstandes 1904 - 1907.

      Bochum, Braun Druck, 1940. - Illustrierter Original-Kartoneinband, 8°, 100 Seiten, mit einer Abbildung des Verfassers vor der Ausreise. Leicht vergilbt, leichter Nikotingeruch, gutes, sauberes Exemplar mit persönlicher Widmung des Verfassers an einen Kriegskameraden auf dem Vorsatz (Autograph Wilhelm Tenbrüggen). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Welwitschia Dr. Andreas Eckl]
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        Broken Glass.

      London: Peter Davies, 1940., 1940. INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.288. Green patterned cloth with light green titles to spine in a rather fun dustjacket with the author's name inscribed on a decorative escutcheon with an atmospheric skyline behind. Inscribed boldly to the flyleaf "with Elisabeth Kyle's kindest regards...Sundrum Castle, September 16. 1940." Some discreet and frankly superfluous archival tape reinforcement to the rear of the dustwrapper, some small closed tears and creasing to the top and bottom edges of the dustwrapper. A very good copy with a warm inscription. Number 507 in Radcliffe's Gothic Novels of the Twentieth Century; An Annotated Bibliography.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Double for Death.

      The Crime Club by Collins 1940 - FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, pp. 252, [3, ads], crown 8vo, original orange cloth, backstrip lettered in black, some sunning through jacket faintly visible to upper board, some light corner-bumping, a handful of spots to edges, dustjacket price-clipped with gently faded backstrip panel, a few nicks and some light soiling, diagonal crease at foot of front panel, very good. A Tecumseh Fox mystery, an excellent copy in the uncommon dustjacket.

      [Bookseller: Blackwell's Rare Books ABA ILAB BA]
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        One Two Buckle My Shoe

      UK: Collins Crime Club, 1940. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. One Two Buckle My Shoe by Agatha Christie First Edition Collins Crime Club 1940. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning. Red cloth covers VG in like first state dust jacket, correctly priced 7/6.

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        Let Us Have Faith

      New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1940 - First Edition. Very good. Presentation copy; inscribed by the author in her typical block pencil writing, ÒTo Charlie and Virginia Who know that brave imagination is the wing of faith. Lovingly, Helen Keller. Christmas, 1940.Ó [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        Der Jüngling. Folge von |5 Original-Zeichnungen|.

      Um 1940. - 44x31 cm. Unter Schutzhemdchen, in einer neuen Leinenmappe mit Titel. Der deutsche Maler und Zeichner Hildebrand arbeitete in Berlin und Paris zugleich. Er führte jahrzehntelang ein Doppelleben: auf der einen Seite war er der unauffällige Familienvater, auf der anderen Seite der obsessive erotische Zeichner, konzentriert auf den kräftigen Jungmänner-Akt. Von den Blättern sind 4 Federzeichnungen aquarelliert in Braun, das weitere Blatt ist eine farbige Aquarell-Zeichnung. Sie zeigt einen nackten jungen Mann beim Tanz im Kreis alter Männer; 3 Blätter zeigen pornografische Szenen, ein weiteres einen gefesselten Jüngling, vor ihm ein nackter Mann mit Peitsche. Rückseitig am Rand mit Klebespuren, sonst sehr guter Zustand. Hildebrands Arbeiten sind u.a. ausgestellt im Erotik-Museum Berlin. (Siehe Museums-Katalog No.1, Ausstellung 'Sodom Berlin', 1998. S. 44f.) Vgl. Hergemöller 356. --------------- Hildebrand, Ernst. Der Jüngling [Le jeune homme]. Série des 5 dessins originaux. Vers 1940. 44x31 cm. Dans un portefolio toile moderne avec titre. Le peintre et dessinateur allemand travaillait en même temps à Berlin et à Paris. Pendant des décennies, il menait une double vie: d'un côté, un père de famille discret, de l'autre côté un dessinateur obsédé d'érotisme, concentré sur les jeunes hommes nus. Quatre planches sont des dessins à la plume aquarellés en brun, l'autre est une aquarelle en couleurs. Elle montre un jeune homme nu dansant dans un cercle de vieux hommes ; 3 planches montrent des scènes pornographiques, une autre montre un jeune homme attaché, devant lui un homme nu avec un fouet. Traces de colle au dos aux marges. En bon état. Les oeuvres de Hildebrand sont exposées au musée d'érotisme à Berlin (voir catalogue du musée no. 1, exposition 'Sodom Berlin', 1998. p. 44.) Comparer Hergemöller 356. ---------------------- Hildebrand, Ernst. Five Original Gay Erotic Watercolor and Pen and Ink drawings. NP, ND. Ca. 1940. Original artwork. Portfolio. 5 loose plates, each protected with tissue-guard. Original full cloth with gold littering on title-label. Unique art work from the most famous German gay erotic artist, consisting of five original drawings depicting groups of naked men engaged in sexual intercourse or in erotic postures. One drawing depicting a S&M scene. Four of these illustrations are pen and ink drawings with a touch of watercolor, and one is mostly watercolor with outlines in pen and ink. Portfolio and illustrations in overall near to fine condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ars Amandi]
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      GOLDEN COCKEREL, London 1940 - Introduction by A. W. Lawrence. Dark blue morocco over beige cloth by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, spine with raised bands and gilt stamped titles, t.e.g., uncut. Very good. Publisher's board slipcase. Number 39 of 500 numbered copies, printed in Perpetua type on Arnold's mould-made paper. O'Brien A229. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Houle Rare Books/Autographs/ABAA/PADA]
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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Island Books]
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        Farewell, my Lovely

      Alfred Knopf, New York 1940 - A handsome copy in original dust jacket, not price clipped. Bright book is near fine, only flaw a slight abrasion and corner fold to free endpaper. Dust jacket had abrasion to front panel in the area of "AR" of "Farewell," which had been expertly touched up, else jacket unrestored. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Book & Paper]
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        Le couple au marché aux puces de Paris en mars 1969

      - LENON John (1940-1980) et sa femme Yoko ONO (1933-). Le couple au marché aux puces de Paris en mars 1969. Tirage argentique d¿époque. Photographie de presse, tampon au dos. Tirage un peu gondolé au milieu. H 17,7 x L 12,3 cm.

      [Bookseller: Librairie SIGNATURES]
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        Chambre d'Hotel

      Librairie Artheme Fayard, 1940. PRESENTATION COPY. 1 vol., 7-3/8" x 4-3/4", 49th edition, inscribed on the half-title "Pour ma chere Alice, de qui je suis si loin, - et si pres! son amie bien amie, Colette", "For my dear Alice, from whom I am so far, - and so close! her friend good friend, Colette". Bound in the publisher's original printed wrappers, with the original glassine, foot of spine slightly worn otherwise a VERY GOOD copy.\r\nThe recipient was Colette's old friend Alice Benard-Fleury of Toulon, with whom she corresponded during the War years.

      [Bookseller: D&D Galleries - ABAA]
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        An Exceptional Collection of Assessment, Dues, Strike Fund, Boycott, and Poster Stamps from American Leftist Organizations and Labor Unions

      1940. Very good. This collection contains over 125 labels, assessment stamps, covers, sheets, panes, cards, and other ephemera issued by The International Workers of the World, The International Workers Order (the Communist Party's insurance, mutual benefit, and fraternal organization), The Continental Congress of Workers and Farmers, The International Labor Defense (the American section of the Communist International Red Aid Network), and a variety of labor organizations including the American Federation of Labor; the Federal System of Bakers; the Bakery and Confection Workers International of America, the Filling Station Employees Union; the Congress of Industrial Organizations; the United Cloth and Hat Makers; the United Hatters; the International Hod Carriers; the International Association of Machinists; the Metal Polishers, Buffers, Platers and Brass Workers Union; the Western Federation of Miners; the National Cotton Council of America; the American Newspapers Guild; the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Stablemen, and Helpers; the Brewery Workmen's National Union; the Typographical Union; the American Federation of Musicians, the League Against Yellow Journalism, the Bonus Expeditionary Force, and more. Highlights include: Full panes of four different IWW Assessment and Drive stamps, Three different large IWW poster stamps, a 1907 postally used envelope with a large IWW L. U. No. 6 logo, a full sheet of International Workers Order payment stamps, a full sheet of Continental Congress of Workers and Farmers Economic Reconstruction fund raising stamps, a large 25 cent Continental Congress of Workers and Farmers Economic Reconstruction fund stamp on a postally used cover postmarked the first day of the event, International Labor Defense fund raising stamps (John & James McNamara, Father Cox, Otto Richter, Tom Mooney, and the Scottsboro Boys), a full sheet of the "Save the Scottsboro Boys" fund raising stamp, a 1902 postally used promotional envelope for the Brewery Workmen's National Union, amd a postally used official Bonus Army envelope postmarked on August 8, 1932 (ten days after the riot and subsequent eviction of the marchers from the Anacostia flats camps). There are a number of exceptionally scarce items in this collection, and it would take years to assemble one that is comparable.

      [Bookseller: Read 'Em Again Books, ABAA]
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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      Charles Scribner, New York 1940 - Good condition. Clean text, some breaks in the spine. Ownership marks on the FEP. No photographs within the text, Hemingway photo on back of cover. The d.j has edge wear, small chips, creasing. Deckle edges, some edge wear and foxing. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lowry's Books]
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        Signal - Sonderausgabe der «Berliner Illustrirten Zeitung». 1940, Heft 6-17; 1941, Heft 1-23/24; 1942, Heft 1-23/24; 1943, Heft 1-24; 1944, Heft 1-18; 1945, Heft 1-3 ( 5 Bde.).

      Berlin, 1940.45 2°, pro Heft jew. 46 S. m. zahlr., tlw. farb. Abb., zahlreiche interessante Inserate., Privatbände minimal beschnitten (kein Textverlust). Umschläge mit eingebunden., Einige wenige Blätter mit Einrissen, einige mit kleinen Eckabrissen (Papier sehr fragil), sonst in sehr gutem Zustand. Fast kompletter Satz dieser eindrücklichen propagandistischen Nazi-Zeitschrift die in deutsch nur in der Schweiz erschien. Vorbild für das Blatt war die amerikanische Illustrierte Life. Signal zeichnete sich durch eine für die damalige Zeit herausragende Druckqualität aus. Jede Ausgabe enthielt mehrere. meist acht Farbseiten. was damals noch sehr ungewöhnlich war. Da sich die Zeitschrift an ein ausländisches Publikum richtete. war man bemüht. die Propaganda subtiler zu gestalten als innerhalb des Reiches. Hauptschriftleiter von Signal waren: Harald Lechenperg (1940-41). Heinz Medefind (1941). Wilhelm Reetz (1942-44) und schließlich der SS-Angehörige Giselher Wirsing. Die Mitarbeiter von Signal gehörten zu den besten Journalisten und Bildreportern. die dem nationalsozialistischen Staat zur Verfügung standen. Unter den Fotografen. die für das Blatt arbeiteten. waren Arthur Grimm. Hanns Hubmann. Hilmar Pabel. Benno Wundshammer und André Zucca. - Signal war als Presseorgan der Wehrmacht unterstellt und sollte im deutsch besetzten bzw. verbündeten Ausland für die angeblich europäische Mission des Nationalsozialismus werben. Für das Auswärtige Amt nahm dessen Pressechef Paul Karl Schmidt \"maßgeblichen Einfluss auf die Auslandsillustrierte `Signal´ (...). Neben der Verherrlichung von Nationalsozialismus und Wehrmacht gehörten die Propagierung einer `europäischen Großraumwirtschaft´ unter deutscher Führung und der `Kampf gegen die Bolschewiken´ zu den bevorzugten `Signal´-Themen.\" Der Hinweis auf das gemeinsame Ziel eines Kampfes gegen den ideologischen Todfeind. den Bolschewismus. sollte integrierend wirken. Signal erschien in den jeweiligen Landessprachen in Norwegen. Schweden. Dänemark. den Niederlanden. Belgien. Frankreich. Spanien. Portugal. Polen. Russland. Ungarn. Kroatien. Rumänien. Bulgarien und sogar in einer verkleinerten englischen Ausgabe. die mittels der V-Waffen über den Kanal transportiert wurde. Bis zum Kriegseintritt im Dezember 1941 gelangte die englische Ausgabe auch in die USA. Insgesamt erschienen zwischen April 1940 und März 1945 über hundert reguläre Ausgaben. in der Regel zweimal monatlich mit je vierzig Seiten und ab Herbst 1942 in zwanzig verschiedensprachigen Ausgaben. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Geschichte - Faschismus Zeitschriften

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        Hitler et moi

      Grasset 1940 - - Grasset, Paris 1940, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - Edition originale de la traduction française, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Reliure à la bradel en plein papier façon cartonnage gaufré, dos lisse, pièce de titre de box gris souris, couvertures conservées, reliure signée de Goy & Vilaine. Très rare envoi autographe signé de Otto Strasser à Pierre Loewel. Rare exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition of the French translation, review copy. Binding to the full paper bradel way embossed cardboard, smooth spine piece of mouse gray box, preserved covers, binding signed Goy & Vilaine. Very rare autograph signed Otto Strasser Peter Loewel. Rare copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        MASS UND WERT.

      Zürich, Oprecht, 1937-1940. - Zweimonatsschrift für freie deutsche Kultur. Hrsg. von Thomas Mann und Konrad Falke. Jahrgänge I bis III sowie Sonderheft in 18 Heften. Gr.-8°. 17 OKart. (drei Rücken mit leichten Fehlstellen, ein Deckel etwas geknickt) sowie OKart. mit OUmschl. 976; 864; 702 SS.; 45 SS., 1 Bl. Sprache: Deutsch, Erste Ausgaben. - Eine der wichtigsten Exilzeitschriften. Mit Texten von Heinrich und Thomas Mann, Hermann Hesse, Ödön von Horváth, Oskar Maria Graf, Ernst Weiss, Alfred Döblin, Robert Musil, Albert Einstein, Jean Paul Sartre, Karl Otten, Max Brod, Hermann Rauschning, Annette Kolb, Georg Kaiser, Jakob Wassermann, Ernst Bloch u.a. - Bürgin III, 3. Dietzel-H. III, 1907. Haack 162. Maas II, 365. Potempa I 5. Renner O 73. Riedel 17. Sternfeld-T. 332. Wilpert-G. 43 (Falke) und Wilpert-G. 68 (Mann). - Gut erhaltene Reihe mit dem Sonderheft "Vom zukünftigen Sieg der Demokratie" von Thomas Mann in der 3. Auflage. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Good Luck and Bad (SIGNED COPY)

      Charles Scribner's Sons 1940 Very Good Hardcover. SIGNED Signed Limited Edition Oblong quarto; full gray cloth with yellow and blue titles top board; moderate soiling and wear, previous owner's inscription on blank page before title page. Contents generally very good with over 100 pages of Brown"s illustrations with short descriptions of horses and riders in regretful circumstances during the course of various faces; each illustration is on a single sheet with caption below; this copy SIGNED AND NUMBERED #419/780.

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        A collection of 48 and a half large sample books of Kyoto silk from the twenties and thirties.

      - Kyoto Orimonoshodo Meikai &c, c1920 to 1940. Various sizes corresponding to quarto or small folio, publisher's cloth or silk with stamped or paper label titles, some still in their card slipcases. Thousands of fabric samples mounted in window card leaves. These were, I'm told, in the family storehouse for decades and insects have sampled several covers and occasionally worked their way into the card leaves. A few covers show signs of mild damp but nothing drastic and there is general dustiness and some browning of card leaves - again nothing drastic - and all but one or two fabric swatches are in excellent shape. There are, out of however many thousand swatches in 48 volumes, perhaps a half dozen missing. The 49th - the half referred to - has about half of its 144 samples removed. These belonged to the Onishi Gofukumise, the Onishi Drygoods Store - kimono drapers of Uchika in the Ehime prefecture - a company that still exists in modern premises in the area. Their stamp is in many volumes and sometimes they have added a date stamp or written in the date, ranging from 1923 to 1938. All are from Kyoto, most under the banner of the Kyoto Orimonoshodo meikai - the textile merchants association. Lists of the member textile firms appear in some volumes. The album titles, those I've been able to decipher, are not much help to me. They seem to be evocative or aspirational - much like the work of contemporary colour namers who label a colour 'harmony' instead of brown and 'hushed loam' rather than shit brown. Perhaps a textile expert will know that 'Encouragement', 'Mikado', 'Star' and 'Maple' (my approximations), if not trade marks, are particular ways of weaving or dyeing. The first thing that struck me looking through these is the quality of book production. Many of these, most of these, are books produced with the same care as the best Kyoto design albums by publishers like Unsodo. There's nothing flimsy or slipshod; these books took a lot of time and care to make. I don't like to boast but I can honestly say I know near as much about silk weaving as I do about playing the pedal steel guitar. Most of these seem to focus on the new season colours rather than patterns, though patterns are certainly there, but the weaving styles aren't by any means plain. There are creped silks, ribbed silks, damask like patterns and other esoteric textures produced by whatever occult means Japanese weavers used to make light play in different ways over the fabric. Whether it's the pre-war born generation dying off or economic shift, a lot of fabulous textile stuff - design and sample albums - of the late 19th and early twentieth century has come out of Japan in the last few years. I've bought some and watched with hungry eyes much more go by and I notice it's slowed to a trickle. I'd like to think there's more to come but I suspect those old company and family storehouses have been pretty much emptied. I doubt another cache as rich as this, so specific to place and time, will be along anytime soon.

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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. With 16 colour illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Some mild damp staining to the bottom fore-edge of four leaves, small library sticker to top front pastedown, some light cockling to the bottom of both boards, spine nice and clean, a very good copy. Limited edition of 2,020 copies of which this is number 1413 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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Pack My Bag


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        PIERRE LE ROY ET LA CHRONOMÉTRIE. Préface de l'amiral Lacaze.

      1940 - Paris, Éditions Tardy, 1940. Grand in-quarto (233 X 286) en feuilles sous couverture rempliée, chemise avec lacets ; 146 pages, (2) ff. de table et errata, XXXII planches. ÉDITION ORIGINALE comportant 32 PLANCHES hors-texte en phototypie et 85 illustrations dans le texte. Tirage limité à 450 exemplaires, celui-ci UN des 25 numérotés sur JAPON français de Barjon (n°7), tirage de tête. Exemplaire en PARFAIT ÉTAT. FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Happy Valley

      The Viking Press 1940 - Vg black cloth. Spine faded. Ink ownership sig. Elusive first novel by Australia's only (I think) Nobel laureate. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Blick auf das Oberengadin. Orig.-Photographie, 17 x 23 cm auf Trägerblatt u. Halbkarton (28 x 32 cm) montiert .

      ca.1940 Karton min stockfleckig, sonst tadell. Am unteren Rand vom Photographen von Hand betitelt u. signiert («Albert Steiner. St. Moritz»). Albert Steiner (1877 -1965). Seit 1902 selbständiger Portraitphotograph in Genf. Mitarbeiter im Atelier des Berner Malers W. Küpfer in Bern. Ab 1913 Photograph in St. Moritz. Die Portrait- und Landschaftsaufnahmen. die Steiner zum Teil über seinen Postkartenverlag vertrieb. machten in weltbekannt. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Photographie - Orig.-Photographie

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        Verzamelde werken. (Tekstverzorging K. Lekkerkerker).

      Rotterdam (Proza IV: Den Haag; Proza V: Amsterdam), Nijgh & Van Ditmar/ K. Lekkerkerker, 1940-1957. Acht delen. Kopsnede verguld. Verguld halfleer met groflinnen platten. Niet afgesneden. 1e druk. Zes delen in de originele kartonnen foedralen, vier delen zelfs met omslagen van cellofaan. Fraaie, uniform genummerde set (enkel schaafplekje op de rug van Proza III).* Een van de 50 genummerde luxe-exemplaren, gedrukt op Haesbeek (deel 8 (Proza V) op Pannekoek) en gebonden in halfleer.Inliggend: prospectus voor deze uitgave, waarvan de eerste twee delen in april 1940 zouden moeten verschijnen en de andere 4 of 5 later dat jaar.

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        Farewell My Lovely

      Knopf, 1940 A near fine advance review copy in wrappers with a review slip laid in. First edition stated on copyright page. Housed in a custom-made collector's clamshell case.. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Near Fine.

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        L'espèce humaine

      Edition for which he was not drawn large paper, copy with good coverage.Very rare autograph signed Robert Antelme to Francis Ambrière."There is no human species, there is a human species. This is because we are men like them that the SS will ultimately powerless before us.".This fundamental work on the experience of Nazi Camps was the third and last publication of the ephemeral publishing house founded by Marguerite Duras and Robert Antelme, her husband from 1940 to 1946.Unnoticed in this first release confidential, only a few copies were sold, it was put on sale the following year under new covers by Robert Marin, the book suffer the concurrency of the many writings on the subject have appeared immediately after the war. Yet as related by F. Lebelley "at a time when stories abound, the special power of that book, a first sobriety, upsets as a founding text book writer who also took recognizes Duras. , "the wide literature." Robert Antelme never write else. Despite the accolades and honors, the human species will only work of a lifetime. " (in Duras, or the weight of a feather.)Thanks to the intervention of Albert Camus, the book reappears ten years later in 1957 by Gallimard and then knows wider dissemination.Therefore, this book is part of literary history as one of the most important writings facing the painful but necessary reflection on the concentration camps and the human condition. It is after him that writers such as Jorge Semprun his friend will start a new approach to writing the impossible camps.In 1947 Antelme announced in his foreword "just coming back, we reduced our memory with us, our whole living experience and we felt a frantic desire to tell it as it is. And in the early days, however, it seemed impossible to bridge the distance that we found between language and we had this experience [...] How resign ourselves to not try to explain how we had come here? yet we were there. And yet it was impossible. Just start telling us that we were suffocating. To ourselves, what we had to say then we began to seem unimaginable. "Back slightly cracked and having small gaps at the head and foot, a tiny lack the upper corner of the first flat also affected a small tear inconsequential, nice copy.Rare and significant copy, absent from most libraries Domestic and international, including the BNF. La cité universelle Paris 1947 14,5x18,5cm broché

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        Esser Inlay (Epithelial Inlay)

      E.J. Brill Leiden, Holland 1940 - 1940 1st edition of this uncommon and early study of "epitheliel" (or "esser") inlay, a new development at the time in plastic surgery and dermatology. With roughly 1,500 graphic photographs of patients in various stages of pre and post-surgery, this is an exhaustive study of the traumas brought on by skin disease and structural abnormalities and malformations. A G+/VG- copy. Internally clean and still very tightly-bound but missing its spine strip and showing substantial wear along the spine creases. The book is mildly bowed as well and has a degree of rubbing and soiling to the front panel. Small former owner signature to front pastedown. Folio, 322 pgs. plus bibliography. A solid working or reference copy. Heavily used over the years but still strong and sturdy and very scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Chrysis With 15 etchings in color by Louis Icart

      Chrysis LOUYS Pierre. Charles Meunier, Paris 1940. Pierre Louys colorful tale, illustrated with fifteen etchings in color by Louis Icart, of which five out of text. Loose as issued, complete of the original soft wrappers cover, marbling gold chemise and matching slipcase. Chrysis illustrations are among the most beautiful representations of female beauty that Icart has left us. Limited to 147 numbered copies. One of 125 copies on cream wove paper.Condition: Slipcase and chemise slightly worn. Very good copy in very good condition.

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        Mit der Partei vorwärts! Zehn Jahre Gau Westfalen-Nord

      Lippische Staatszeitung, NS.-Verlag, Detmold 1940 - Gebunden, Leinenrücken, 480 Seiten mit zahlreichen sw-Abbildungen, Einband/Rücken etw. angestoßen/angeschmutzt, Vorsatzblätter mit Knickstellen, sonst ordentlicher/guter Zustand. Enthalten auch ein Verzeichnis der Ehrenzeichenträger im Gau Westfalen-Nord (einschl. Verstorbene) sowie die Träger des Blutordens der Partei. Volumina. - Selten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Rolleston Arms, Watnall, Nottingham

      1940. 1940.1940Pencil and watercolour highlighted with white. Signed Cyril A. Farey and dated 1940, inscribed T. Cecil Howitt FRIBA Architect. 300x405mm, fine condition, with contemporary frame and mount. Exterior view of the Home Brewery Co.'s proposed public house, the Rolleston Arms, Watnall, Nottingham, an attractive Arts and Crafts style building, showing the influence of Howitt's close friend Edwin Lutyens. Although the design does not seem to have been executed, this is a fine example of Farey's drawing, demonstrating his playful use of light and shadow and meticulous attention to detail.

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        The Ashbourne Portrait of Shakespeare; Long Galley Proofs, for Connoisseur Magazine, with 2 Page ALS from H. M. Hake

      Unbound. Long Galley Proofs, 7 pages, with numerous holograph corrections by Spielmann, for an article in Connoisseur Magazine, c. 1940 [together with] Autograph letter signed, from H. M. Hake to Spielmann, dated Feb. 16, 1940, 2 pages, informing Spielmann of an article appearing in the January 1940 issue of The Scientific American stating that x-ray technology reveals that Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, may have written Shakespeares plays. [Together with] Scientific American, January 1940 issue. The galley proofs, the letter and Scientific American are very good to fine.

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