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        The Department of Queer Complaints.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        John LENNON - Billet autographe signé avec dessin

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

      [Bookseller: Manuscripta]
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        Halcyon. Driemaandelijksch Tijdschrift voor Boek- Druk- en Prentkunst. (Complete).

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas Holthuis ILAB]
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        SS Kameradschaftsabend der 7.Kompanie des Pionier-Zuges im 14. Totenkopf-Infanterie-Regiment Weimar-Buchenwald, am Sonnabend, den 17. August 1940 in den Saalgaststätten in Arnstadt

       1940. Vollständige Original-Ausgabe der Zeit: Typoskript, hektographiert, im Format 13 x 30 cm mit illustriertem Deckeltitel und Klammerheftung. 20 Seiten, mit mehreren Zeichnungen und vielen launischen / humorvollen Gedichten und sonstigen Bierabend-Beiträgen wie z.B.:\" Es war einst im Februar, wohl in halber Nacht / da hat man uns nach Prag gebracht. / Wir wollten das Waffenhandwerk so gerne lernen / um den Tommy vom Kontinent zu entfernen. / Zu Anfang klappte die Sache auch ganz gut, / ein jeder lernte mit Eifer und Wut, / wenn er an Winston Churchill dachte, / der Europa so viel Leid und Elend brachte. / Doch bald ereilte und das Missgeschick: / wir mussten nach Weimar, nach Buchenwald zurück! / Da hieß es Griffe kloppen, nach Musik üben den Parademarsch / unsere Hoffnung auf Einsatz war endgültig im . . . \" / \"Dienstplan für Sonntag, den 18.8.1940: 11.00 Großes Wecken mit Gesang (ausgeführt vom gesamten Unterführerkorps) 12:00 Mittagessen (Tischmusik durch die Reg.-Kapelle) 13:00 Uhr Verschärfte Bettruhe der Männer gem. H.Dv. 1111 2050-3061. In dieser Zeit werden div. Erfrischungen und Süßigkeiten durch die Unterführer gereicht. Der Kp.-Führer hat sich persönlich von dem Wohlergehen seiner Männer zu überzeugen 14:00 Uhr. Großes Revierreinigen. Sämtliche Unterführer haben hierzu in Drillich, umgeschnallt mit Stahlhelm anzutreten. Die Aborte sind mit ganz besonderer Liebe zu beachten. Für ihre Reinigung ist Tragen der Gasmaske Vorschrift. Die zur Entlassung kommenden Männer übernehmen die Aufsicht. . .\" / \"Achtung! Weltenbummler, 2. Klasse-Reisender. Vergnügungsetablissementbesitzer, Hafenkneipenwirte: der Rfft. Wistü. ist sofort der SS in Arnstadt zu übergeben\" / \"Hört mal, Jungfrauen. Ein Mädchenjäger treibt in unserem schönen Thüringer Wald sein Unwesen. Falls er einer Jungfrau zu nahe kommt: festhalten! Freiwild\" / \"Schürzenjäger aus Deutschland. Am Sonnabend, 17. August 1940 großes Treffen der Aktionäre in Arnstadt\" / \"Herhören!! Gebt mir 4 Jahre Zeit! Da sich in meiner Werkstätte die Arbeit überhäuft, bitte ich die Auftraggeber, etwas zu warten. Meister Zwirn, Zimmer 24\" / \"Öffentliche Warnung! Ich bitte meine Kameraden dringend und letztmalig, mir keine Mädel wieder auszuspannen, namentlich nicht in Apolda. Sollte das Mädchen sich wieder mehr zu meinem Kameraden hingezogen fühlen, so hat dieser unbedingt das Feld zu räumen. Ich warne alle!! Der Hof-Figaro\" / \"Erfolgversprechende Adressen von Arnstädter Damen geben ab Heigla und Kafelk\" / \"Letzte Sportnachrichten. Gaumeister im Dauerfluchen wurde der SS-Rttf. Wolf. Diesem ausgezeichneten Sportler gelang es in Kraftausdrücken alle anderen Teilnehmer zu überflügeln. Er berechtigt zu den größten Hoffnungen für die nächste Olympiade. Im Training müsste er noch Wert auf klare Aussprache legen\" / \"Achtung, Achtung! Kurz vor Redaktionsschluss erhielten wir noch folgende Funkmeldung aus: \"Wie wir soeben erfahren, beabsichtigen der Kompanieführer der 7. Komp. sowie der Führer des Pionierzuges für die Mitarbeiter der Bierzeitung auf dem Kameradschaftsabend in Arnstadt eine Runde zu werfen\", usw. - Kriegsdruck in guter Erhaltung (am Rücken mit durchsichtigem Klebestreifen verstärkt, Papier etwas gebräunt, mittige Knickfalte, sonst sehr gut). - Von diesem Typoskript wurden ursprünglich sicher nicht viel mehr als 100 Aufertigungen hergestellt, für den Bedarf einer Kompanie eben, hier wohl eines der weltweit letzten Exemplare. - Deutsches / Drittes Reich, Militaria, Großdeutschland im 2.Weltkrieg, Waffen-SS in Mitteldeutschland, SS-Totenkopfverbände,Totenköpfe vom KL Buchenwald, KZ-Wachmannschaften, KL-Wachmannschaft, SS-Männer unter sich, SS-Bierabend in Arnstadt, SS-Bierzeitung aus Thüringen, illustrierte Bücher, NS.-Schrifttum, SS Totenkopf-Division Versand D: 5,90 EUR Deutsches / Drittes Reich, Waffen-SS in Mitteldeutschland, KL Buchenwald, KZ-Wachmannschaften, SS-Bierabend in Arnstadt, SS-Bierzeitung aus Thüringen, illustrierte Bücher, NS.-Schrifttum, SS Totenkopf-Division

      [Bookseller: Galerie für gegenständliche Kunst]
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        Was Jeder Vom Deutschen U-Boot Wissen Muss

      Wilhelm Limpert-Verlag, Berlin 1940 - Published by Nazi Germany. Title translates to: What everyone should know about the German U-Boat.Extraordinary color side cutaway/foldout cover explaining the U-Boat's compartmetns and structure. Softcover, bound with two staples. Slight wear at edges and corners, and weak/torn on softcover crease. Innermost pages have come out of staples. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Capitol Hill Books]
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        MASKERADE. Operette in 3 Akten.

      Pforzheim., 1940 - 4°, ca. 100 S. Handschriftliches Manuskriptbuch einer Operette. Die Texte verfasste Franz Giblhauser?, die Musik ist von Hans Leger (Für die Spielzeit 1933/34 wird der Mannheimer Hans Leger als 1. Kapellmeister an das Schauspielhaus verpflichtet. Hans Leger formt aus dem Pforzheimer Schauspielhaus ein Dreisparten-Theater, indem er dem Schauspiel und der Operette die Oper als festen Bestandteil des Spielplans hinzufügt. Leger setzt auch seine Forderung nach einem Orchester mit 30 Berufsmusikern durch, das unter seiner Leitung zugleich die Aufgaben eines Symphonieorchesters übernimmt.) Das Notenbild ist am 14.9.1940 von H. Färber gefertigt ( Anmerkung am Schluß des Stückes). Das Manuskript ist noch nachgearbeitet wurden (hanschriftliche Korekturen, Seiten überklebt, letzte Seite ist aus Seitenmangel nachträglich eingearbeitet wurden). Es handelt sich um ein neutrales Notenbuch von Arthur Parrhysius (Papier Nr. 6, 12 Linien) aus Berlin. Die Operette ist nach Recherchen nie aufgeführt wurden. Es handelt sich um eine ABSULUTE RARITÄT! HLn. mit Aufkleber >>MASKERADE<<.Ecken und Rückenschild sind lt. bestossen, Ln. am Rücken gering gelöst (ca. 1cm), Innen guter Zustand, tadelloses Notenbild. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1300 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat im Schloss]
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        One Two Buckle My Shoe

      UK: Collins Crime Club, 1940. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Fine. One Two Buckle My Shoe by Agatha Christie First Edition Collins Crime Club 1940. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning. Unmarked and unblemished throughout. Covers VG+ in a remarkably well preserved, fine dust jacket. Uncommon in this condition.

      [Bookseller: Brought to Book Ltd]
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        [Trade Catalogue] Ruth L. Mills Nomend Fashion Director Presents "American Favorites" By Nomend. For Autumn and Winter 1940

      New York: Printer: Carey Press Corporation, 1940. First edition. Hardcover. Fine. Fabulous, novel and scarce trade catalogue by a hosiery company. 4to. 31.5 by 29 cm. 9 leaves of thick card. This most unusual of trade catalogues is built around a musical theme. The "American Favorite" refers to songs or theme music, with seven different selections: "Sweet Sue", "Juanita", "Dixie", "Yankee Doodle", "Dinah", "Sweetheart", and "Jeanie". To each is dedicated a two page spread depicting a woman dressed evocatively and nostalgically as befits the period associated with the music. Usually the same woman is shown in two different poses, one on each page, one more a close-up. The illustrations are three tone -- say, red and blue, green and red, etc. -- are rendered with a broad, impressionistic brush that was very much the style of the period -- think the backdrop for countless movie musical numbers of the period, or a set conceived by Cecil Beaton or Jean Cocteau. On the right page, usually with the more intimate image, are small insets of fabric, using real fabric, and the inset cut-outs shaped meticulously like the particular accessory -- a shoe, a glove, a pocketbook -- and other insets to fill out details such as street light globes, a steeple, a lampshade, etc. These fabric insets, all executed with great fastidiously and appeal, are the source of more varied color and pattern, and they very much contribute most to the uniqueness of the production. It is not that one won't see this kind of work in some other publication, but the extent of its employment here, factoring in the ephemeral nature of the project, and the quality of the craftsmanship, surely stand out as special. This Nomend company was making a big statement about the fineness of its product here. As if this weren't enough, the outside binding is of a floral silk damask, cushioned to the boards, and a centerpiece double inset featuring an oval color portrait within a gilded square, all meant also to evoke the prior century. The table of contents provides a table suggesting color combinations for outfits, and between each of the musical entries are two pages that amount to half-titles with floral decorated corners. The binding of the cards together is with a metal spiral contained within the outer binding -- one doesn't see the spiral from the outside. The book came within a large card-stock envelope, which is very well preserved.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        Pack My Bag - a Self Portrait

      London: Hogarth, 1940. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. First edition, first impression in metallic blue cloth (possibly colonial binding) with slight crease on binding. Dust Jacket minimally chipped and price-clipped with slight fading on spine. Overall very good copy with a little foxing.

      [Bookseller: Hinch Books]
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        Mundo Judio. Deutschsprachige Beilage.

      Santiago de Chile, 29. 2. - 12. 7. 1940. Sammelband mit den Ausgaben 28 - 45. Zus. 40 Bll. HLwd. d. Zt. 40 x 25 cm. Über KVK nicht in deutschen Bibliotheken nachweisbar; die National Library of Israel verzeichnet einen Erscheinungsverlauf von 1935-1979. - Mit zahlreichen Nachrichten über das Leben der Exilanten in Chile, der Innenpolitik mit Bezug auf die jüdische Einwanderung, aber auch mit Notizen aus Deutschland, u. a. über das Ghetto Lodz, Konfiskationen der Nazis in Norwegen, Flüchtlingen aus Holland etc. Von besonderem Interesse die zahlreichen Anzeigen von neueröffneten Geschäften, Druckereien, Buchhandlungen, Restaurants etc. der jüdischen Neubürger. - Vorgebunden ein hebräisches Widmungsblatt an Hans Wolfgang Chemke, signiert Rosenfeld. - Deckenbezüge beschabt. Tls. etwas fleckig und gebrauchsspurig. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        The Power and the Glory.

      London: William Heinemann, 1940. First edition. Octavo, original yellow cloth. A touch of rubbing and to the extremities in a near fine dust jacket with some toning to the spine and light rubbing to the spine crown. Scarce in the original dust jacket and in this condition. Hailed by John Updike as "Graham Greene's masterpiece." The Power and the Glory was chosen by TIME magazine as one of the hundred best English-language novels since 1923. In 1947, the novel was adapted into a film, The Fugitive, directed by John Ford and starring Henry Fonda as the priest.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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        CLOSE THEIR EYES TENDERLY

      Editions Inter-Pub n.d. [1940s?], Monaco - Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-9 [10] 11-131 [132: blank] [note: first leaf is a blank], six inserted plates with surreal illustrations by Paule de Nize, original tan wrappers printed in red and black, all edges untrimmed. First edition. A macabre jue d'espirit of two 'bright young things' who embark on a career in murder for pleasure and profit. Very flip and cynical, satirizing conventions of formula romance; a cross between Ambrose Bierce and Charles Addams. Probably self-published by Robbins and apparently his last book, though credits page notes "To Appear Shortly / To Hell and Home Again." Robbins moved to France in the 1930s, dying there 10 May 1949. This book appears to have been published in the late 1930s or, more likely, the early 1940s. Locke (A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 183) notes he once owned a copy of this "scarce" book. Not listed in standard fantasy or crime fiction checklists. Not in the Eaton Catalogue. Covers a bit tanned, else a fine copy. An obscure, rare book. (#147710) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Framed Signed Photograph

      1940. unbound. 9.5 x 7.5-inch black-and-white head shot of Robeson smiling warmly and looking just off to the side -- no place, no date, circa 1940. Signed at the bottom left corner: "Kind wishes, Paul Robeson." Matted in white and set in a black frame measuring 16 x 13.75 inches. Small smudge on the signature, but still in near fine condition. American singer and actor who became involved with the Civil Rights Movement.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Portrait photograph of Hugh Laing in the ballet JARDIN AUX LILAS

      [New York, 1940. Profile portrit of the dancer in costume, as he appeared in the Anthony Tudor ballet. Gelatin silver print. 1 vols. 25 cm x 20 cm. (approximately 10 x 8 inches). Docketed on verso giving the subject of the photograph, and the number of the print/negative ("XX Q 2"). Profile portrit of the dancer in costume, as he appeared in the Anthony Tudor ballet. Gelatin silver print. 1 vols. 25 cm x 20 cm. (approximately 10 x 8 inches). A very scarce image Laing as he appeared in the Anthony Tudor ballet, and not in the Van Vechten collection of the Library of Congress. Inscribed to Mauriber in 1944. Provenance: The estate of Saul Mauriber, Van Vechten's assistant and executor of Van Vechten's photography estate and the compiler of PORTRAITS: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF CARL VAN VECHTEN (1978)

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        Les aventures de BIBOR et TRIBAR.TIF et TONDU

      édité par le journal de SPIROU.In folio reliure éditeur cartonnée,premier plat illustré en couleurs.BIBOR et TRIBAR par LUC et ROB-VEL;faux-titre titre 56 pages de dessins en couleurs de ROB-VEL sauf la page 55 qui est en noir,à la suite en pagination continue,TIF et TONDU par Fernand DINEUR faux-titre, titre, page 61 à 86.dessins en couleurs de la page 61 à 80.à la suite TIF et TONDU au Congo Belge faux-titre,titre,pagination continue page 91 à 152 dessins en noir de DINEUR.Edité par le journal de SPIROU J Dupuis et fils & Cie sans date(1940)édition originale très rare. Quelques déchirures de manipulations,réparées,dont une plus importante page 91.Petits et habiles raccommodages

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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1940. First Edition / First Printing / First State. Dated 1940 with Scribner's "A" present. First State Jacket priced at $2.75 without the Photographer's name. Tan cloth boards with black lettering. {ref: Hanneman A18a}. Book Condition: Very Good, age toning, stains on the boards. Stain at the fore-edge of the pages, name at the front endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, age toning, shelf wear, chipping. Short tears. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

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        WINSTON CHURCHILL

      BAYNARD PRESS 1940 - THIS IS A VERY GOOD COPY OF WINSTON CHURCHILL,S ROUSING SPEECH WHERE HE GIVES PRAISE TO THE AIRMEN OF THE DAY. IT HAS RANDOM LIGHT FOXING THROUGHOUT BUT IS A MUCH BETTER THAN AVERAGE COPY. Size: 250x170mm [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sydney Charles Books]
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        The Poet in New York and Other Poems.

      New York: W. W. Norton and Company Inc.,, 1940. The Spanish text with an English translation by Rolfe Humphries. Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to spine gilt on brown ground, top edge brown. With the dust jacket. Spine ends faded, some light foxing to edges and endleaves; an excellent copy in the jacket with some minor loss to spine and tips, and some short closed tears and creases to extremities. First edition, first printing. The Spanish text and English translation are printed on opposing leaves; the Spanish text alone was not printed until later the same year.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        White Collar: A Novel in Linocuts

      Pisani Printing & Publishing Co. [c.1940], San Francisco, CA - Quarto [27 cm]; stiff black card wrappers with title printed in light gray on backstrip, and illustration printed in light gray on the front wrapper. Illustrations printed in black and orange. Very good minus. The covers are rubbed and creased, there are small losses from the head of the spine and the corners of the covers, and the front cover has a couple of small stains. The pages are darkened, and slightly chipped at the fore edge corners. The top fore edge corners of the last 10 pages are damp stained. The John L. Lewis afterword has been excised, and is missing. In a black cloth covered slipcase, in very good minus condition, with rubbing, and a handful of prominent scrapes on the side panel. The longest scrape measures 3 1/2". 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 book that was seen by a very few people who did not need convincing." - Giacomo Patri - June,1975. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Classic Lampshades. Registered Designs. [Title on cover]. WITH: 28 leaf printed coloured sample book. Printed recto only WITH: 11 page colour sample book. Printed recto only

      [london], 1940. Album with 30 colour drawings of lampshades. oblong small 4to. Album and loose. Album with 30 colour drawings of lampshades. oblong small 4to. With several letters laid in about his shades with orders from Fortnum & Mason, Liberty & Co. and others.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        ON A DARKLING PLAIN

      New York Harcourt, Brace and Co 1940 - First edition, second printing issued with immediacy after the first, INSCRIBED AND SIGNED by Stegner to a familiar friend as "Wally". 8vo, publisher&#146;s original blue boards, the spine lettered in silver, in the original dustjacket. 230 pp. A handsome and quite pleasing copy with minor tip wear to the spine, and a bit of light wear or chipping to the edges of the jacket. A NICE COPY OF THIS INSCRIBED AND SIGNED STEGNER TITLE. This was the author's third novel and is a story of a man grown old in war and his quest for peace with himself and the world. It is the story of a rejuvenation of mind and spirit and a drama of deep human emotion. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Wind in The Willows

      The Limited Editions Club, New York 1940 - Beautiful copy, limited edition. This copy is No. 1986 of 2,020 copies, signed by designer Bruce Rogers. Introduction by A.A. Milne. Oversized book with marbled paper boards, cloth spine and gilt lettering. Includes slipcase with title in gilt lettering. Slipcase is worn at edges and corners. Book endpapers and pages clean and unmarked, tight in binding, seemingly never read. Gorgeous color tipped-in illustrations. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Capitol Hill Books]
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        Photographie originale ). Comment j' ai vu Marseille.

      1940 - Tirage : 296 x 236 mm., monté sur carton : 450 x 348 mm. Signature sous la photo. Au dos, étiquettes de participation à divers salons : Roanne et Juan- les- Pins en 1937, Cambrai en 1939. En prime, étiquette personnelle du photographe. R. Bachelard était installé à Juan dans les années 1930. La légende de la photo, "Comment j' ai vu Marseille", en haut du dos, au crayon. Bon ex.

      [Bookseller: Thierry Gauville]
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        Fortunato Depero nelle opere e nella vita

      Tipografia Editrice Mutilati e Invalidi, 1940. Con 8 pagine a colori protette da velina e 160 riproduzioni in nero. 4to. pp. XII+426. Ottimo (Fine). Edizione di 600 esemplari numerati. Sintesi autobiografica dell'attività svolta dall'artista dal 1914 al 1940, nel campo della pittura, della plastica, del teatro, dell'arte pubblicitaria, della poesia e dell'arte decorativa.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini]
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        The Snopes Trilogy: The Hamlet; The Town; The Mansion

      Random House, New York 1940 - FAULKNER, William. The Snopes Trilogy: The Hamlet; The Town; The Mansion. New York: Random House (through 1959), 1940. First editions. Three first printings (stated). 8vo. The Hamlet: 1940. Publisher's black cloth, spine and upper cover ruled in red and lettered in gilt, top edge stained red, full-color pictorial title page. First issue pictorial dust jacket with vibrant front panel, price clipped. Fine copy in a near fine first issue dust jacket designed by George Salter. Ex Libris bookplate "The Macmillans - Canada" on front paste-down. The Town: 1957. 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. Near fine, square and tight, gilt lettering sharp and bright. The Mansion: 1959. Publisher's blue coarsely woven cloth, Good with upper cover and spine ruled in grey and lettered in gilt, front hinge loose. Top edge stained yellow, blue end papers; fine 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Four Quartets

      Faber and Faber Limited, London, 1940 Four volume set; first edition, first issues from Faber and Faber Limited. Very good in paper wraps. Each is printed on high quality deckled edge paper and carefully bound. The four titles are: "Burnt Norton" 1941, "The Dry Salvages" 1941, "East Coker" 1940, and "Little Gidding" 1942. All are in very good condition. The jacket of "East Coker" has separated at the spine and has some pieces missing at rear at spine, a couple of tears at front to spine. All other jackets are intact. Foxing on The Dry Salvages and East Coker. Comes housed all together in a custom slip case.. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940 Published in New York by Charles Scribner's Sons in 1940. First issue, A on copyright page, no photographer name on back. Book very good, staining on front board, front paste down, and front free endpages; spine darkened. DJ very good, rubbing on front cover, chipping on top and bottom of spine and both flap hinges, .5" tear at bottom of back cover which has been repaired on the reverse side with clear adhesive tape, small tears at top of spine which have been repaired on the reverse side with clear adhesive tape, some chipping and small tears along top of front cover. DJ price reads "2.75.". 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        My Alley

      Published by The German Government (no publisher indicated) 1940 (n.d.), 1940. 1940. English language edition and the only printing first edition in publisher's original cream card wrap covers [softback] with five pointed star and royal coat of arms to the front cover. 8vo. 9'' x 6''. Contains 110 pages illustrated with monochrome reproductions of original pictures published in English and American papers and magazines showing mastheads and cartoons facing printed examples of articles about Russia and Bolshevism written by Winston Churchill between 1918 and 1940. I: The Bolshevist Blood Lust; II: Bolshevism, the World Enemy; III: Moscow Imperialism; IV: We cannot treat with Bolshevism. Soiling and staining to the covers, news-print type paper with browning to the margins, small indigo circular stamp to the title page. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        WIND IN THE WILLOWS

      RACKHAM, ARTHUR. (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. WIND IN THE WILLOWS by Kenneth Grahame. NY: Heritage Press (1940, no add. printings). 4to (6 1/2 x 9 1/2"), red cloth spine with blue cloth covers, 190p., spine faded else Fine in lightly soiled dust wrapper and pictorial slipcase (case somewhat soiled with light wear). 1st trade edition of Rackham's last work, published posthumously and not published in England until 1950. The introduction is by A. A. Milne. It features 12 wonderful color plates by Rackham plus 15 pen and ink drawings that did not appear in the Limited Editions Club edition. Quite hard to find first printings complete with dust wrapper and case

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        Terres Chaudes. Tableaux de l'Océan Indien et de l'Indo-Chine , écrits et peints par Jean-Gabriel Daragnès. Avec une Introduction de Léon-Paul Fargue.

      [Montmartre]: Sociéte du livre d'art, 1940. Edition originale tirée à 129 exemplaires numérotés et signés sur papier vélin de Vidalon ( n° 41 au nom de Robert-J. Rolo), in-folio; 148p., [6p.]; 15 compositions en couleurs, dont 4 à pleine page, vignettes/culs-de-lampe. En feuillets, couverture imprimée sur papier Japon, sous chemise et étui de l'éditeur (dos de soie verte passée et légèrement effrangée en pied). Bel exemplaire. Premier livre de Daragnès, qui fut à la fois illustrateur, graveur, architecte du livre, imprimeur, et éditeur. Ce récit du long périple en Asie qu'il effectua en tant que peintre de la Marine nous emmène aux Indes, en Indochine et dans l'Océan Indien. On joint un exemplaire du "Magazine du Bibliophile" contenant un long article sur Daragnès par Baptiste-Marrey qui fut son apprenti. Robert J. Rolo, pour qui l'ouvrage fut imprimé, fut président de la communauté juive d'Alexandrie entre 1934 et 1948. Monod I, 3416.

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        DR. CYCLOPS

      Phoenix Press Publishers [1940]., New York - Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-255 [256: blank], original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, top edge stained yellow green, fore and bottom edges rough trimmed. First edition. Novelization of the 1940 film starring Albert Dekker as the ruthless mad scientist in the Peruvian jungle who uses radioactivity to miniaturize living things, including human beings who are reduced to one fifth of their natural size. The novel, often attributed to, but not by, Henry Kuttner, was perhaps written by Alexander Samalman. Kuttner did write a shorter magazine version from the film script which was published in THRILLING WONDER STORIES, June 1940. Reginald 08491. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with shelf wear along top and bottom edges, rubbing along spine and flap folds, several closed edge tears, and internal tape mends at spine end. A nice copy overall. (#130721) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Framed Inscribed Photograph

      1940 - 9 x 7.25 inches with the photographer's logo, "Bruno of Hollywood," in white in the lower left corner, no place, no date, circa 1940. Boldly inscribed on the right: "Sincerely, Bunny Berrigan." Set in a white matte with blue trim in a black wooden frame measuring 16.5 x 14.5 inches. Fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        OLD POSSUM'S BOOK OF PRACTICAL CATS

      London: Faber and Faber. 1940. First illustrated edition, first printing. First illustrated edition, first printing. Original cream cloth with colour illustration to upper board and titles in black to the spine, in the dustwrapper. An excellent near fine clean copy, the binding square, the contents without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed and nicked pictorial dustwrapper which has a couple of tiny closed tears and some darkening at the extremities. Not price-clipped (7s. 6d. net to the front flap). An attractive copy of this brilliantly illustrated edition. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Ordonnance médicale originale du docteur Marcel PETIOT + 1 photographie originale de Marcel PETIOT à son procès + 1 photographie originale signée de Michel SERRAULT dans son rôle au cinéma du docteur PETIOT.

      S.n. S.l. 1940 3 documents originaux de ou sur le Docteur Marcel PETIOT présentés dans un cadre sous-verre à fond pourpre, entourage bois noir et doré ( 620 X 420 mm ).- Ordonnance médicale gynécologique originale signée du Docteur Marcel PETIOT et datée du 10 mars 1940 au format 200 X 170 mm, trés lisible et en bel état.- 1 photographie originale de Marcel PETIOT à son procès ( avec en fond les tristement célèbres valises... ) de format 225 X 145 mm.- 1 photographie originale signée de Michel SERRAULT dans son rôle au cinéma du Docteur PETIOT de format 200 X 120 mm. L'ensemble de toute rareté est en trés bon état et agréablement présenté. D'autres photos sur www.cazitel.com

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        RKO Radio Pictures 1940-1941 Annual

      RKO-Radio Pictures, Los Angeles, CA 1940 - First Edition, large quarto. The deluxe annual for RKO Studios' 1940-1941 season. Notably, this annual is the earliest advertisement for "Citizen Kane," with a full-page spread featuring Orson Welles, against the working title, "John Citizen, US." Notable among the offerings featured are several literary adaptations with large die-cut two-color images of the books themselves ("Sister Carrie" and "Kitty Foyle"), along with actors Carole Lombard, Charles Laughton, Cary Grant, Jean Arthur (in "The Devil and Miss Jones"), Ronald Colman, and Charles Boyer. Also featured is a spread for 18 single-reel Walt Disney features. Brown alligator leather with beveled edges and brown comb binding. 56 pages. Very Good plus, with the fragile comb binding undamaged, moderate wear at the corners; quite attractive overall. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Brief mit eigenh. Nachschrift und U.

      New York City 23 XII 1940 - 4°. 1 Seite. An die Übersetzerin und Germanistin Anna Jacobson. Bittet von einer Übersetzung des »Schweiger« abzusehen, »da das Stueck szt. hier gespielt wurde und die vorhandene, wenn auch ungedruckte Ubersetzung geschuetzt ist [?] Ihr immer treu ergebener Werfel.« Erwähnt Franz J. Horch, Kurt Wolff u. Dr. Shuster. Eigenh. Nachschrift: schlägt vor, »Reich Gottes in Böhmen« zu übersetzen, »Ich glaube, man könnte das Stück anbringen. Ich bin Ihnen sehr dankbar für den schönen Nachmittag und alles, was Sie für mich getan haben. Immer der Ihre F. W.« ? 1 schwacher Braunfleck. 600 g gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Skizzenbuch für das Maschinenpersonal für U-Boote Typ VII B U45-U55, U73-U76, U83-U87, U99-U102. Band M Schiffs- u. Maschinenbetrieb.

      (1938-1940). - Ca. 50 Blatt mit teils farbigen Skizzen, teils zum Ausklappen. Original-Leinen, 11 x 30 cm. Nur für den Dienstgebrauch. Ausfertigung 13. - Enthält Skizzen von 26 verschiedenen Anlagen der U-Boottypen: Kühlwasser-, Motorenöl-, Luft-, Entlüftungs-, Trink-, Wasch- und Schmutzwasseranlage, Flutklappenventile, Pumpenplan u.a. zu den 45 Booten des Bautyps VII B. Die Zeichnungen sind äußerst detailliert und unterlagen damit als kriegswichtige Information der äußersten Geheimhaltung. Nicht im KVK verzeichnet. - Sehr gut erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Economic Balance and a Balanced Budget: Public Papers of Marriner S. Eccles

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1940. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. A very solid copy of the 1940 stated 1st edition. Tight and VG in its russet cloth, with ight soiling and just a touch of creasing along the spine crown. And in a crisp, price-clipped, VG example of the uncommon dustjacket, with light chipping to the front panel and along the lower edges. Thick octavo, 299 pgs., including "statistical data and charts" at the rear. The public papers of the man who was the Chairman of the Federal Reserve under FDR's entire tenure as President, overseeing the banking system's response to both the Depression and World War II.

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        Strangers and Brothers.

      London: Faber and Faber, 1940 - Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine in red. With the dust jacket. Spine a little rolled, edges of text block slightly spotted. An excellent copy in a lightly toned, rubbed and edge-chipped jacket with two small ink marks to front panel. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To my dear friend Eric Gillett who was exceptionally kind to me when I was utterly unknown, CPS, 19. ii - 45". Eric Gillett (1893&#150;1978) was a literary critic, publisher and broadcaster. During the first world war he served as a captain in the Lancashire Fusiliers and was wounded at Ypres. He published and edited a number of literary anthologies and wrote reviews for the Daily Telegraph and The Times. Gillet was a regular contributor to the BBC (he appeared on over 2,000 radio programmes) and "one of the pioneers of talking about books on the air" (The Radleian 1979, p. 61). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Amanitaceae

      Milan, Mediolani, 1940-1941. fort de trois parties en deux volumes de I. VIII, 427, (1bl.)pp., et un frontispice , II. 73 planches plein maroquin rouge de Levitzky, dos à 4 nerfs, tranches dorées, gardes jaspées, sous emboitage 1940-1941, 1940-1941, in-8, fort de trois parties en deux volumes de I. VIII, 427, (1bl.)pp, et un frontispice , II. 73 planches, plein maroquin rouge de Levitzky, dos à 4 nerfs, tranches dorées, gardes jaspées, sous emboitage, Unique édition de cette œuvre majeure du mycologue français sur l'espèce des amanites. Cette importante monographie d'histoire naturelle forme le supplément, et le volume XXVII, de "l'Iconographia Mycologica" de Bresadola. E.J. Gilbert divise son œuvre en 3 fascicules. Dans le premier, la "partie générale", il définit sa méthode scientifique de naturaliste et donne de nombreux conseils sur la manière de compiler, décrire et déterminer les objets observés ; puis il propose une longue liste de synonymes et une classification de la famille des amanitacées ; enfin, il illustre son propos de 49 planches représentant des spores. Dans le second fascicule, "la partie spéciale", l'auteur décrit chaque espèce en latin, ajoute des observations en français et termine par une bibliographie. Le dernier fascicule forme un atlas de 73 planches qui se composent de 59 illustrations en couleurs dont 11 furent dessinées par Gilbert lui-même et de 14 reproductions photographiques en noir. Sur les gardes des deux volumes, ex-libris de 1965 "à Rémy", "petit-fils premier né" de Gilbert. On joint : "La vie d'un mycologue. Mon maitre, Edouard-Jean Gilbert" par Louis Imler portant un envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à ces "chers amis, Monsieur et Madame Poulain-Gilbert". Superbe exemplaire ayant appartenu à la famille de l'auteur et habillé d'un fin maroquin rouge, en parfait état

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        PORTRAIT DE LOUISE DE VILMORIN.

      Portrait au fusain sur une feuille de papier vergé, 30 X 24,5 cm, signé " P. Roy " à la griffe en bleu, en bas à droite (circa 1940)Beau portrait très abouti de Louise de Vilmorin.Pierre Roy (Nantes 1880 - 1950), formé à l'Académie Jullian et à l'Ecole des arts décoratifs,s'orientera au début des années 20, sous l'influence de Chirico, vers un réalisme proche de la Pittura metafisica. Il participera aux deux premières expositions collectives des surréalistes (dont il s'éloignera rapidement) et illustrera avec réussite plusieurs livres.Pierre Roy fera plusieurs portraits de Louise de Vilmorin, de son frère Roger et de la famille.

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        The Hamlet

      New York: Random House, 1940 - First Edition. Very good plus in a dust jacket with a tear at the top of the front panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        NATIVE SON (Signed First Edition)

      New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1940. First edition. Fine/Very Good. A true first, signed by the author on the front free end paper. A book that is often found in varying states, this one is right. Dark blue cloth boards, red and white stamped title on the front board and spine, stated first edition on the copyright page and the publisher's code "A-P." Book about Fine with minor foxing on the paste-downs, otherwise fresh and unread. In the first issue jacket, priced $2.50, with no blurbs on the spine and the ones on the front panel running under the title. The second issue jacket had blurbs that did not run under the title and the book club jacket, found on the secondary binding with a blue top-stain and gilt titles, was a brownish-grey with an illustration on the front panel. Dust jacket is Very Good with spine a bit faded and chipped, partially obscuring "Harpers" and with an inch-long tear on the front panel. While there is no shortage of signed copies on the market, most are in the book club binding or in later issue jackets. Fine in Very Good dust jacket.

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        Pack My Bag; a Self Portrait

      London: The Hogarth Press 1940. 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. . Very Good. Hard Cover. First Edition. 1940. 12mo..

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