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        THE AFFAIR IN DEATH VALLEY

      Dodd, Mead 1940 - Minor wear to bottom edges of boards; otherwise a bright, clean, square, fairly tight copy. DJ has wear to edges with small tears and light creases; wear to folds with light flaking; spine sunned with minor color loss; small "M. C." inked on upper front panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gene Zombolas]
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        The Arab War Being Despatches Reprinted from the Secret "Arab Bulletin"

      

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        The Labyrinthine Ways

      The Viking Press 1940 - First US edition, first printing, second state. (Stated "FIRST PUBLISHED IN MARCH 1940" on copyright page; pages 165/6 and 255/256 are cancels, correctly paginated, both stating "Chapter Three" at top. No author's note and altered dedication.) 301 p. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. A bit of dust soiling, former owner's name on front end paper, else fine. Jacket price intact ($2.50), chipped at head, upper corners and tail, creased closed tear at spine. Light staining and rubbing at back panel. The first US publication of Greene's The Power and the Glory, alternately titled. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Photographs]: Scenes of Alaska (1940s and 1950s)

      Alaska 1940 - A collection of 445 black and white photographs (and 97 negatives) of scenes in Alaska in the late 1940s and early 1950s measuring between 2.5" x 3.5" to 3.5" x 5" with occasional captions. Most of the photos are somewhat curled else near fine. An extensive group of photographs of life in Alaska taken by a University of Alaska, Fairbanks student depicting everything from polar bear cubs and mountains to Native Alaskan totem poles and snowy college activies. Some photos show the military highway which was completed in 1942 and helped connect Alaska to the rest of the United States via Canada and was first opened to the public in 1948. Included are photos from Allen's Lookout, which provided a beautiful stop for tourists on the road. A photo from 1950 shows a herd of buffalo and a caption from June of that year reads, "twin polar bear cubs about 10 weeks old that stopped here for honorary degrees in a publicity stunt en route to the outside." Inuit Alaskans are seen building snowmen, more recent Alaskans and Canadians engaged in hoisting cars onto ferries, and there are numerous images of other vehicles including trains and Sno-Cats. There are also numerous University of Alaska Fairbanks sporting events featured including 16 photos of hockey games and 26 photos from the 1950 Ice Bowl football game. The 2nd Annual Ice Bowl pitted the UAF Polar Bears against the Ladd Field Air Force Base Flyers in January of 1950. Headlines dubbed it "the Weirdest Bowl Game" while the university called it the "farthest north gridiron championship in the world." President Truman was invited although he did not attend. According to one reference, the rules stated "the throwing of snowballs was prohibited as a way of faking that the quarterback was passing the ball." Also included are various photographs of the landscape and the relatively new Alcan Highway, a 1700 mile road completed only a few years before in 1942. An extensive collection of images of the University of Alaska and its surrounding communities.An interesting look at the university life in Alaska.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Exhibitor's Annual] RKO Radio Pictures 1940 1941

      - Lavish exhibitor's annual with splashy spreads on movies to be released in the upcoming year. Folio, 36 by 29 cm. Unpaginated, 27 leaves. Also with the original card stock envelope, whose preservation most definitely contributed to the near pristine condition of this copy of the Annual. The exhibitor's annual was a marketing tool used by the studio's to generate excitement among its exhibitors, who were a sense its most direct customers. To that end, no expense was spared for these publications. In this particular annual, the extravagance is manifest in its cover, in the flaps or movable pieces in a few of the advertisements, and the overall quality of the production. Nonetheless, because only a small number of these annuals were printed, combined with the ephemeral nature of the promotion, few copies survive. Because the annuals were about the movies on deck during the upcoming year, one finds titles and casts sometimes different than the final release, and there are projects scuttled and others spoken of in very general terms, such as "And a second adventure film with ___ yet to be announced." And this annual is no exception, with the most conspicuous example, the ad for Orson Welles in "'John Citizen, U.S.A.' and one other production". The former became, of course, "Citizen Kane", and the latter ended up becoming "The Magnificent Ambersons", which was released a year later, in 1942. Promised is also Cary Grant in "Passport to Life", to be directed by Garson Kanin, with the illustration and the title itself suggesing a melodrama of some sort. This film was never made. In its place, starring Grant and directed by Kanin, would be the screwball comedy, "My Favorite Wife". Other examples of unmade, or unreleased, movies are Anne Shirley in "I Married a Cheat", Charles Boyer in "Ariane Pretends", Ginger Rogers in "Two on an Island", Maureen O'Hara in "Three Girls and a Gob", and Ronald Colman in "One Production". Titles were to be changed for several Lupe Velez projects. The ad for "Kitty Foyle", the movie for which Ginger Rogers was to win her Oscar, has a flap which replicates the cover of the novel. Lifting the flap reveals a brochure reprint of a Life article about the novel. A similar book cover flap is used for "Sister Carrie", a movie that was not then made. (A Paramount version would be released in 1952 with the title "Carrie".) Movies touted, and made in a form that correlates generally with the promo, include "Too Many Girls", "The Devil and Miss Jones", "Men Against the Sky", "No, No, Nanette", "Mr and Mrs. Smith", "Tom, Dick and Harry", and on and on. Other elements of interest are pages devoted to the RKO producers, directors and writers. RKO also had an arrangement with Disney, and so touted are "Mr. Duck steps out" and other one reelers. With only the most superficial signs of wear, close to mint. Plastic spiral. Alligator on boards. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Macrolepidoptera of the World, Volume 6: The American Bombyces and Sphinges

      Stuttgart: Alfred Kernen Verlag, 1940. Hardcover. Very Good. Folio - 10" x 12.5. Two volumes, text and plates. 600 pp; 4 pp., 195 plates numbered 1-185 with 13 additional lettered plates and no numbers 168, 183, and 184 (one plate bound out of order), apparently as issued. Hardcovers, bound in red cloth. Marginal toning and scattered neat marginal pencil notations. The text volume in French.

      [Bookseller: Acorn Bookshop, Inc.]
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        LÂ’AVVENTUROSO. Grande settimanale per tutti. Direttore responsabile: P. Lorenzini (nipote di Collodi).

      

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
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        Ölgemälde Porträt eines Tiroler Landmannes oder Jägers / Portrait of a Tyrolean. Oil painting.

      - Öl auf Platte, rechts unten mit J. Lavalle signiert, undatiert ( ca. 1940 ), aufwenig alt gerahmt. Bildmaß: 19,5 x 15 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), Rahmenmaß: 33,5 x 28,5 cm. Gezeigt wird ein Tiroler Landmann mit Flinte in der rechten Hand und Pfeife mit federgeschmücktem Tirolerhut. Verso mit altem Aufkleber *Commetersche Kunsthandlung ( Wilhelm Suhr ), Hamburg*. Das Bild gering berieben mit einer minimalen Farbabplatzung, ansonsten guter Zustand. ( Lagerort: Richey ) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        THE MAN WHO COULD NOT SHUDDER.

      Harper & Brothers, 1940., New York - First edition. Fine, bright, square copy in a price-clipped dust jacket lightly soiled on the rear white cover panel. The 12th Dr. Gideon Fell novel. Martin Clarke is celebrating his acquisition and refurbishment of an old stately home by inviting a number of guests to stay for the weekend. The house has an unsettling history; two decades ago, the butler, a frail man of over 80 years, was killed when he uncharacteristically decided to swing back and forth from the chandelier, which then fell and killed him. Another report features a chair which leaps off the wall at the viewer. Clarke's guests have been invited to investigate the rumors of ghostly hauntings. The weekend begins when, as the guests are entering the home, one woman screams and claims that something has clutched at her ankle.something "with fingers." The host immediately tells the story of a former owner of the home whose death was met with such suspicion of witchcraft from the servants that the body lay as it fell for days. The weekend is off to a spooky start but then three witnesses agree that a gun jumped off the wall and killed a seated guest, with no hand holding it. Gideon Fell is called in to explain matters. An exceptional copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Plakat - Berner Oberland. Oberland Bernois. Tiefdruck.

      1940 - 103 x 68 cm, Zustand B. AuftraggeberIn: Verkehrsverein Berner Oberland, Interlaken. 1200 gr. Schlagworte: Plakate - TourismusHelvetica - Bern

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        Lassie Come-Home.

      Chicago: The John C. Winston Company, 1940 - Octavo. Original bright orange cloth, spine lettered in black, front cover with Lassie's head blocked in black and white, map endpapers printed in black and blue, top edge stained orange. With the colour printed dust jacket. Boards a touch soiled, gift inscription to front free endpaper, in the dust jacket with shallow chipping and creasing to top edges, ends of spine with chipping, wear along flap folds, with a hint of soiling to panels. A very good copy. Colour frontispiece, 6 full-page illustrations, uncoloured, vignette chapter heads by Marguerite Kirmse. First edition, first printing of the enduringly popular story of a resourceful and loyal sheep dog. The Yorkshire-born author was a failed Hollywood screenwriter, somewhat ironical in that his book became the basis for the famous film starring Roddy McDowall and Elizabeth Taylor (1943), six sequels, six television series, and an updated remake of the first film in 1994. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Why England Slept

      New York: Wilfred Funk, Inc, 1940. First Edition. Octavo. . 252pp., published the year Kennedy graduated from Harvard and was an expansion of his senior thesis. The title is a variation of Winston Churchill's work "While England Slept". Kennedy attempts to explain why England was so poorly prepared for World War II and why England's leaders settled upon disastrous policies. It became a bestseller and went though several printings in its firs year. (Newcome, 10) A handsome copy bound in pictorial maroon cloth stamped in blue and white depicting a sleeping lion, spine lettering white over blue, darkening to pastedowns from binder's glue, near fine in very good unclipped dust jacket with light edge wear, chipping to spine ends fold of spine and front panel partly split at foot, rear flap corner clipped at top. An attractive copy.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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        THE DECAMERON

      Limited Editions Club (1940), New York - Two large octavo (7-1/4" x 10-1/4") volumes bound in half black calf and decorated linen boards. The first English translation of 1620, plus two tales there omitted. Illustrated with woodcuts by Fritz Kredel. One of the scarcest publications of the press with only 530 copies printed. Of that total edition of 530 copies SIGNED by the designer on the colophon page, this is one of only 15 Presentation Copies with the publisher's blindstamp attesting to such on the colophon page where the printed number "476" is struck through and the initials "G.M." are handwritten. Acquired directly from the publisher's files, and most likely the publisher George Macy's very own copy. Mild rubbing to spine tips. Close to Fine in a Near Fine slipcase with some spotting [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        MIMAR. ETIQUETAS COLGANTES. CAJITAS PLEGABLES.MIGUEL M. MARTINEZ.FABRICA DE ETIQUETAS. TRABAJOS DE RELIEVE. (A trade catalogue of labels)

      Madrid. no date 1940 - Oblong quarto 9 1/2 x 12 inches. A hard buckram album with a string tie. Printed on the upper board as above. 40 COLOUR PAGES OF TIPPED IN LABELS, ARTISTICALLY ARRANGED ON BLACK CARD BACKGROUNDS WITH GREY FLORAL BORDERED CENTRES. Hundreds of labels suitable for all manner of different business needs. 2 tipped in typed price lists on the final leaf. See photos. A MOST UNUSUAL SPANISH TRADE CATALOGUE, IN GOOD CONDITION. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978]
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        The Hamlet

      Random House, 1940 One of only 250 signed limited copies of the limited edition, this is number 67. Fine condition in a custom-made collector's slipcase. One of the smallest limitations of the Faulkner signed limited editions.. Signed by Author(s). Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        The Arab War: Confidential Information for General Headquarters from Gertrude Bell, Being Despatches Reprinted from the Secret "Arab Bulletin

      Rolls Passage, London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1940. Limited edition. Fine. Hardcover. Thin 4to. (52)pp. One of 500 numbered copies, of which this is number 339. Printed by Christopher Sandford and Owen Ruytter on Arnold's mould-made paper. Original binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in quarter green niger, gilt spine titles, cream colored cloth boards, top edge gilt. Introduction by Sir Kinahan Cornwallis, Director of the Arab Bureau, 1916-1920. Trace of spotting and soil to the cloth sides else a fine copy without the usual foxing of the textblock, and with only faint offset on the edges from the leather and cloth of the binding. Housed in the publisher's somewhat unremarkable thin slipcase which is worn at the folds and corners and unevenly sunned. "After the book was published, it was discovered that one of the papers attributed to Gertrude Bell in T. E. Lawrence's copy of the Bulletin was in fact written by another hand." Golden Cockerel Bibliography (Pertelote), No. 147. So far as we can determine this is still the only publication of Bell's despatches after their original publication in the Arab Bulletin which was for for internal use only (25 copies).

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        OLIVER WILSON WINTERS ARCHIVE

      Various, Philadelphia 1940 - Dr. Oliver Wilson Winters, born about 1890 in Talbot Co., Maryland (often termed Dr. O. Wilson Winters) was a major civic, professional and organizational leader the mid-20th century Philadelphia area and nationally. Dr. Winters was by profession a dentist but his influence and activities reached far beyond dentistry since he was quite a leader as well as a dentist. He was an ardent advocate of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, the Pyramid Club and other groups that represented organized African American leadership in the mid-20th century. He knew, interacted with many leading lights of the African American community of the time (e.g. W.E.B. DuBois). His life showed what leadership and organizationally-oriented African Americans were doing in the era before integration and before the civil rights movement became organized. He founded, promoted or joined organizations, advocated for educational causes and exemplified leadership in Philadelphia and other places as well. He was a graduate of Howard and Temple Dental Schools. Scholarships and awards are named after him. This small archive of more than 150 separate pieces is composed of paper objects illustrating Dr. Winters¿ life and activities, including correspondence, photographs, souvenir and event memorabilia, programs and personal mementoes such as a wedding book with articles and details of his marriage. Being primary source material it is naturally rare and mostly unpublished. This is a major research resource pertaining to pre-integration black leadership, black organizations and black Philadelphia that is not to be found elsewhere. Most items VG. Items comprising the collection include (but are not limited to): ¿ Various pieces of Alpha Phi Alpha Material ¿ Pyramid Club material (a handwritten 1940s Pyramid Club Activity Plan, constitution, correspondence, etc.) ¿ Correspondence To and from Civic Leaders ¿ Material On Cheyney State College ¿ Material on the John Brown Memorial Association (which Winters co-founded), Lake Placid New York (where John Brown was buried) with photos depicting an event there, a 1955 Journal with Winters¿ handwritten margin notes, group pilgrimage Itineraries, letters to persuade and thank people who attend the pilgrimage and a testimonial banquet program of the John Brown Association honoring Winters with his bio Included) ¿ Ephemera such as greeting cards, sheet music and postcards to Winters from family and friends ¿ A Marriage Book with Clippings and associated ephemera ¿ Miscellaneous ephemera This archive is a substantial and rare primary source of information that is worthy of being the basis for a dissertation, book or a film. Though material on Winters exists elsewhere, this archive is the crucial missing piece of personal and organizational history needed to reconstitute a comprehensive, accurate story of Winters and his life and times. This type of material is unique, wide ranging, not to be found again and belongs in the hands of serious researchers. $4,500

      [Bookseller: ELVIN MONTGOMERY]
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        The Norths Meet Murder -- SIGNED BY BOTH

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1940 - SIGNED by both authors, "with cordial regards." The first mystery in this witty and charming series, which spawned 26 novels, a Broadway play, several movies, two television series, and a radio show that ran from 1942 to 1954. A Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. Uncommon book, rarely encountered signed. Previous owner signature, some water staining: about very good in orange cloth. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Carpe Librum]
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        FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS

      New York: Chas. Scribner's Sons, 1940. Cloth. Spine somewhat rubbed and darkened, a bit tanned and a trifle shaken, but a sound copy. Later printing of the first edition (without the 'A'). Inscribed by Hemingway on the half- title: "To Max Showalter with all good wishes Ernest Hemingway." Accompanied by two other items: a) another copy, first printing, bearing Max Showalter's ownership signature on the free endsheet (endsheets darkened at gutters, else very good, in defective, but largely complete, dust jacket); and b) Mary Hemingway's HOW IT WAS (New York: Knopf, 1976), first edition, near fine in very good dust jacket, inscribed by Mary Hemingway to Showalter in Los Angeles in the year of publication. Showalter (a.k.a. Casey Adams) enjoyed a long career in film and television, and was a feature player at 20th Century Fox favored by Darryl Zanuck, who required Showalter's assumption of the 'Adams' stage name. Though he was associated with a long list of films and television programs from the 1940s-1980s, we find no record of his credited association with a film adaptation of Hemingway's work. He did, however, originate the role of Ward Cleaver (the Beaver's old man), which later passed to Hugh Beaumont.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Lassie Come-Home

      Chicago: The John C. Winston Company, , 1940. Octavo. Original bright orange cloth, spine lettered in black, front cover with Lassie's head blocked in black and white, map endpapers printed in black and blue, top edge stained orange. With the colour printed dust jacket. Colour frontispiece, 6 full-page illustrations, uncoloured, vignette chapter heads by Marguerite Kirmse. Boards a touch soiled, gift inscription to front free endpaper, in the dust jacket with shallow chipping and creasing to top edges, ends of spine with chipping, wear along flap folds, with a hint of soiling to panels. A very good copy. First edition, first printing of the enduringly popular story of a resourceful and loyal sheep dog. The Yorkshire-born author was a failed Hollywood screenwriter, somewhat ironical in that his book became the basis for the famous film starring Roddy McDowall and Elizabeth Taylor (1943), six sequels, six television series, and an updated remake of the first film in 1994.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1940. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in black morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, marbled endpapers, inner dentelles, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        For Whom The Bell Tolls

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, , 1940. Rilegato tela, sovracoperta (cloth, dust jacket). Molto Buono (Very Good). Prima edizione siglata con la lettera "A" dell'editore al colophon, completo della sovraccoperta in prima tiratura che non accreditava il nome del fotografo per il ritratto di Hemingway sul retro / First edition, first printing, with the Scribner's "A" to colophon, and in the first issue jacket without the photographer's credit . 8vo. pp. 472. Molto Buono (Very Good). Sovracoperta restaurata professionalmente (Dust jacket professionally restored). Prima edizione (First Edition, first printing).

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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        Umfangreicher Teilnachlaß mit zahlreichen Briefen, Dokumenten, Ansichtskarten, Telegramme etc. zum Leben und beruflichen Werdegang des österreichischen Botanikers Hermann Cammerloher.

      Wien, Innsbruck, Triest, Czernowitz Java (Indonesien) etc, um 1885 bis ca. 1940. - 8° und 4°. Etwa 450 Stücke (Briefe, Blätter, Kärtchen etc.). Der österreichische Botaniker H. Cammerloher (Wien 1885 - 1940) promovierte 1910 in Wien. Von 1910-1911 botanischer Assistent in Triest, 1911-1913 Assistent am botanischen Institut in Czernowitz. 1914 begleitet er Dr. Otto Porsch auf einer Reise nach Java. 1919-1921 Assistent in Innsbruck. 1921-1924 am "Buitenzorg Botanic Garden" in Java. Seit 1924 am Botanischen Institut in Wien. Vgl. Teutonen-Mitteilungen Nr. 62 (Mai 1940), Nachruf auf Hermann Cammerlander: ". Erst der Anschluß der Ostmark an das Mutterland eröffnete auch ihm eine Laufbahn, die seiner Anlage entsprach. Hermann wurde mit der Leitung der ostmärkischen Staatsgärten betraut und hatte in dieser Stellung auch die überaus wertvollen Anlagen von Schönbrunn zu verwalten.".- Inhalt (auszugsweise): Geburts- und Taufschein / 15 Gymnasial-Zeugnisse. Maturitäts-Zeugnis (1904) / Matrikelschein der Universität Wien / 7 Kolloquien-Zeugnisse (Philosophische Fakultät 1908) / Frequentationsteugnis der K. K. Zoologischen Station Triest (22. 3. bis 19. 4. 1909) und Zeugnis (1912) mit eh. Unterschrift von Prof. Carl von Cori (1865-1954 in Wien), der ab 1898 die kaiserlich-königliche Zoologische Station Triest leitete, die er durch meeresbiologische Adriaforschung zu internationalem Ruf brachte / Diplom 1907 Beförderung zum Leutnant der Reserve / Brief (1910) der Zoologischen Anstalt Triest zur Anstellung als Assistent für zwei Jahre / Brief (Dez. 1911) der k. k. Zoolog. Station Czernowitz zur Anstellung als Assistent am botanischen Institut für 1912 und 1913 / Brief (1913) der Kais. Akademie der Wissenschaften (Subvention über 1000 Kronen für sein Buch "Grünalgen der Adria) mit eh. Unterschrift des berühmten Ökonomen Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk / Konvolut von 54 eh. und masch. Briefen, Postkarten, einigen Ansichtskarten. Alle an seinen Vater den Regierungsrat Moriz Cammerlander (zumeist aus Triest, weiters aus Salzburg, München, Innsbruck, Czernowitz und 1 Ansichtskarte aus Singapore. Vom 5. 5. 1906 bis 25. 1. 1914) / Handschriftlicher Dienstvertrag mit eh. Unterschrift aufgesetzt von Hans von Frisch (1918/19 Dekan der Universität Czernowitz) / Masch. Brief (1919) zur Aufnahme als Assistent für ein Jahr am botanischen Institut Innsbruck / Zahlreiche Dokumente, Briefe und Schrifstücke (tls. in holländischer Sprache) zu seinen Jahren als Mitarbeiter am "Buitenzorg Botanic Garden" in Java / Masch. Briefe (Nov. 1923, Dez. 1924) mit eh. Unterschirft von Willem Marius Docters van Leeuwen (1918 Leiter des "Buitenzorg" (Kebun Raya Bogor - Der botanische Garten von Bogor) / Mehrere hs. Briefe (1919) von F. von Faber, Direktor des Treub Laboratoriums in Buitenzorg / Hs. Notizbuch mit einigen Skizzen zur "6. Universitätsreise nach Griechenland 8. bis 23. April 1933 (dabei das Reiseprogramm und die Liste der Teilnehmer) / Brief des Bundesministeriums für Unterricht, Verleihung des Titels "Ausserordentlicher Universitätsprofessor" mit eh. Unterschrift des Bundesministers Dr. Emmerich Czermak / Brief vom 21. März 1938 des Ministeriums für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Cammerloher wird zum Kommissarischen Leiter der Bundesgärten ernannt / Urkunde, Berlin 21. Okt. 1939, "Im Namen des Führers und Reichskanzlers ernenne ich . Dr. Hermann Cammerloher zum außerplanmäßigen Professor . Der Reichsminister für Wissenschaft . In Vertretung" (Unterschrift unleserlich) / Sterbeurkunde vom 8. April 1940.- Etc, etc. A - NEUEINGÄNGE April 2016

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat MEINDL & SULZMANN OG]
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        McLean Deduces

      London: Hodder and Stoughton,, 1940. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in black. With the pictorial dust jacket. Spine toned, cloth slightly soiled, extremities a touch rubbed, edges and endpapers lightly tanned. An excellent copy in a bright jacket with a few minor nicks and lightly creased and subbed extremities. First edition, first impression. One of the Inspector McLean books by the prolific author George Goodchild.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        On a Darkling Plain

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1940. First edition, with publisher's review slip. SIGNED. 230pp. Octavo [21 cm] Blue cloth over boards with a silver stamped title on the backstrip. No dust jacket. Very good, with rubbing at the spine ends and corners of the covers. There is a slight lean to the spine, the spine ends are gently bumped, and there are several very tiny splits in the cloth at the spine ends. A slip of paper stating "With Messrs. Harcourt, Brace and Company's Compliments" has been laid in. Signed by Wallace Stegner on the half title page. Originally serialized in Redbook under the title Clash by Night. Colberg #A4.1.a.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        For Whom the Bells Tolls

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1940 First edition, first issue. 1940 stated on both title and copyright page, and with Scribner's "A" on copyright page. Tiny restoration done to top of spine and top of hinges of dust jacket. Book fine. Dust jacket fine, tiny wrinkle at bottom of rear panel and rear flap. Beautiful book and dust jacket. Flap price $2.75. Comes in custom-made fold-out case.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        Farewell, My Lovely

      Alfred A. Knopf, 1940 Near fine in a very good dust jacket. First Edition stated on the copyright page. Jacket has printed price of $2.00 net on front flap; some wear along hinges,and chipping at spine ends, little darkening on rear of dj, some tape on inside of dj. Previous owner's name on the front free end paper. A very nice copy housed in a custom slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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        The 14 Games Played in the Match Between Paul Keres and Dr. Max Euwe (Holland, 1939/40) with Notes from Various Sources. Original Annotations to Two Games By Dr. Emanuel Lasker

      Dr. Albrecht Buschke, New York 1940 - 28-page pamphlet publication, stapled, in paper covers, text also on final page. Signed by Lasker 'Em. Lasker' on verso of title page, which also asserts his copyright, dated 1940. The match took place in late 1939 and Jan 1940, shortly before the Nazis invaded Holland. Buschke, who was also publishing a book by Lasker on unemployment, called The Community of the Future, apparently prevailed on him to annotate two games. He may have added some comments to the other annotators, who also included Jacques Mieses, then celebrating his 75th birthday. Very rare item of chess ephemera. Provenance: from the collection of J. J. O'Hanlon, former Irish chess champion. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Autograph Letter from Bruno Walter to Louis Persinger about Ricci!

      

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        Primato. Lettere e arti d'Italia. Rivista diretta da Giuseppe Bottai e Giorgio Vecchietti. Raccolta completa dal 1o marzo 1940 al 15 luglio 1943 (manca solamente l'ultimo numero doppio del 1o agosto 1943)

      Mondadori/Grafitalia 1940-43, Milano/Roma - Raccolta pressoche' completa di 81 fascicoli (manca solo un numero, l'ultimo doppio, il 15-16, dell'agosto del 1943) di questa storica rivista quindicinale uscita dal 1o marzo 1940 al 1o agosto del 1943 diretta da Giuseppe Bottai, ministro dell'Educazione nazionale, e da Giorgio Vecchietti. 1940: 20 fascicoli; 1941: 24 fascicoli; 1942: 24 fascicoli; 1943: 13 fascicoli di cui uno doppio, il no 9/10 del 15 maggio (manca l'ultimo doppio, il 15/16, del 1o agosto). Il numero di pagine oscillava fra le 24 e le 32, il formato era di 26 x 36 cm circa. 'Per minimizzare e ridurre le eventuali conseguenze di un sudditanza al potente alleato, l'Italia fascista doveva conquistare una propria e quanto piu' possibile autonoma funzione dirigente che, non potendo chiaramente manifestarsi nel campo delle armi, doveva essere ricercata nel piu' tradizionale e prossimo campo della cultura in cui il paese aveva mantenuto un 'primato' universalmente riconosciuto' (Lorenzo Tronfi, 'Il Primato di Giuseppe Bottai: cultura e politica (1940-1943), pp. 6-7). 'Da un lato il Fascismo, attraverso il Ministro dell'Educazione e i suoi collaboratori ed amici, riconosceva la propria insufficienza di fatto, per riaffermarsi liberamente come idea, e quindi come ricerca e come dialogo; e d'altro lato i collaboratori antifascisti rinunciavano praticamente alle pretese di assoluta purezza dell'intransigenza faziosa realizzando una convergenza concreta' (Antologia di Primato a cura di Vittorio Vettori, p. 9). Numerosissimi i collaboratori della rivista. Per la critica letteraria: Walter Binni, Adriano Seroni, Bruno Romani, Carlo Muscetta, Cesare Angelini, Enrico Falqui, Mario Alicata, Giuseppe De Robertis, Arnaldo Bocelli; per la critica storica e politica: Guido Piovene, Dino Del Bo, Ugo Spirito, Giaime Pintor, Carlo Morandi, Luigi Russo, Nicola Abbagnano,; per la narrativa e la poesia: Giovanni Comisso, Alfonso Gatto, Vasco Pratolini, Adriano Grande, Vincenzo Cardarelli, Sandro Penna. Molti gli scrittori pubblicati, spesso in prima edizione, sulle pagine della rivista: Cesare Pavese, Eugenio Montale, Dino Buzzati, Carlo Emilio Gadda, Riccardo Bacchelli, Antonio Aniante, Giani Stuparich, Carlo Linati, Vitaliano Brancati, Salvatore Quasimodo, Giuseppe Ungaretti, Sibilla Aleramo, Corrado Alvaro, ecc? Alcuni, come Paolo Monelli, sono stati capaci, proprio su 'Primato', di fare filtrare, tra le righe, acute constattazioni di disapprovazione e critica alla guerra. Allo stesso modo il frequente richiamo all'identita' di provincia italiana, alla sua originaria moralita', presente soprattutto nelle accurate pagine letterarie riflette in antichi echi strapaesani una rinnovata amicizia e collaborazione fra Bottai e Mino Maccarai, ma anche la volonta' di dare spazio a tanti giovani talenti, anche anticonformisti, come Corrado Alvaro, affascinati dalla cultura d'oltreoceano e capaci di rifletterne, in luoghi e ambienti della propria esperienza, stili nuovi e modi d'intendere la societa'. In tal modo 'Primato' finisce per essere la vetrina del fermento culturale di un'epoca in crisi' (Lorenzo Tronfi, Il Primato di Giuseppe Bottai: cultura e politica (1940-1943), pp. 10-11). ITA

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        The Adventures of Wu.: The Life Cycle of a Peking Man.

      1940-41, Peking: The Peking Chronicle Press 1940 - The scarce first edition in book form of a charming account of life in Beijing in the first part of the twentieth century, as seen by a growing boy. Bound in later cloth, original front wrappers bound in. Light markings of ancient damp on rear of second volume wrapper, and blank end-paper, but a very good copy. First edition in bookform Two volumes bound in one, pp.xi, 239;vii, 227.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        Roger Fry. A Biography

      The Hogarth Press, London, 1940, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, 1st Edition. First Edition, first printing. Demy 8vo. 307pp. Green cloth lettered in gold at spine. With a self-portrait frontispiece, seventeen photographs and reproductions and a brief foreword in the form of a letter from Margery Fry to Virginia Woolf. A sliver of discolouration to cloth edges where the dust wrapper is defective, and some fading to the backstrip and rear board. Half-title browned. A very good copy in dust wrapper reproducing Vanessa Bell's portrait of Fry. The wrapper is lightly dust marked at the rear panel with a handful of very minor miscellaneous blemishes to the spine panel and four or five small portions of loss to top edge and the tips of several corners; yet this remains an exceedingly crisp and well preserved example of the dust wrapper. 2,530 copies were printed. Kirkpatrick A25.

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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        The Ghost in the Underblows; illustrated by Alvin Lustig

      

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        Farewell, My Lovely

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1940. First. First edition. Slightest bit cocked, still a lovely, fine copy lacking the dustwrapper. The author's second book, basis for the 1944 film Murder, My Sweet directed by Edward Dmytryk, with Dick Powell as Philip Marlowe. Remade in 1975 by Dick Richards with Robert Mitchum. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Quick Service

      Doubleday Doran 1940 - A Fine copy in fine wrapper with three small chip repa1rs 1/4 inch each ,no fade . The best copy I have seen but that doesn't say much . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dick Neal Fine Books]
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        Campden: XXIV Engravings After Pen Drawings

      Basil Blackwell, Oxford 1940 - Hardcover in acceptable condition. No jacket. Scarce item. With an introduction and notes by Russell Alexander. Marks, scores and scratches on boards. Spine ends, edges and leading corners are bumped and worn. Page edges are rough-cut. Previous owner's name penned on FEP. Relevant newspaper articles placed in. Light foxing and a few light marks on some pages. Hinge is slightly visible at a few points. Contents are clear. AM [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: PsychoBabel & Skoob Books]
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        Soldatisches Führertum - Band 1 - 10,

      - Hamburg, Hanseatische Verlagsanstalt, ohne Jahr (1940), Gebundene Ausgabe, Ganzleineneinband, Großformat, 530 + 471 + 495 + 495 + 496 + 512 + 511 + 500 + 512 + 512 Seiten, mit Abbildungen, Rücken ausgeblichen, Einbände teileise fleckig, Band 3 + 6 mit Feuchtigkeitsspuren, Zustand 2-3 (OA1590) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Helmut Weitze]
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        My Own Murder

      Collins Crime Club, London 1940. First Edition, in original Collins Crime Club orange cloth with black titles to the spine. Good, showing some bumping, slight fading to the spine and edges a little dusty. some marking to covers, ink mark to lower and upper edge, offsetiing to endpapers and foxing to first an last few pages. In original 7/6 dustwrapper showing overall wear, rubbing, tear to spine edge and top of front panel with associated tape repair to verso. Dated 1940 on verso of title page. Still a pleasing example in first issue dustwrapper. This is part of a collection of Collins Crime Club which we are listing. 9022

      [Bookseller: Holybourne Rare Books]
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        A CHRISTMAS CAROL IN PROSE, BEING A GHOST STORY OF CHRISTMAS

      Monastery Hill Press, New York 1940 - Top edge gilt. Gilt-panelled spine. Covers bordered by twin double-ruled fillets, corner holly berries. Central front cover inlay of Bob Cratchit in a dancing pose using four different colors. Chapter heads and text illustrations in block color technique. A beautiful edition of this Christmas classic. 148pp. Size: Small Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Glenn Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Långt från landsvägen. Roman. Tredje upplagan.

      Stockholm; Bonniers, 1940. 19,5x13 cm. Saknar främre omslaget. Ryggremsan med några vikmärken, kort reva i bakre nedre fals. Svagt vikmärke vid övre hörnet på c:a halva inlagan. Dedikation: ''Till Kristina -- minne av den 18 april 1945 -- från hennes Vilhelm / (som råkar vara författare till denna bok) / 'Raskens kommer!''' Mottagaren Kristina Odelberg/Hedenblad (1917-2005) hade under 40-talet och möjligen även senare en kärleksaffär med Moberg, som döpte Kristina i Utvandrarserien efter henne. Kärleksaffären upptäcktes via en svit om 30 böcker som Moberg dedicerat till henne. I exemplaret av Utvandrarna (1949) skriver han: "Till Kristina, min älskade, som lånat sitt namn åt den kvinnliga huvudpersonen i denna bok, med tacksamhet och kärlek från Författaren", ett intyg som upprepas så sent som 1969 i pocketupplagan av Utvandrarserien: " Den 29/3 1969. / Till Kristina -- hon som givit sitt namn åt den kvinnliga huvudpersonen i utvandrarromanen och till Minnet / med innerlig tillgivenhet från Författaren", vilket visar att hon var fullt närvarande i hans tankevärld under hela denna tid och därmed mycket väl kan ha påverkat hans senare litterära produktion. Vad som ytterligare talar för detta är exemplaret av Vår ofödde son, en pjäs från 1945 som behandlar abort-problematik. Detta är den enda av böckerna som Kristina låtit binda in i ett påkostat rött skinnband, med en pärmficka längst bak där hon samlat tidningsartiklar om boken och dess författare. I Kristinas exemplar av den danska utgåvan av samma bok, utgiven 1947, finns en dedikation från översättaren: "Kaera Kristina! / Denne Bog, den til Dels handler om dig, sendes dig til Erindring -- ikke om Forfattaren, men om Oversatteren. / Din Carl Erik''

      [Bookseller: Patrik Andersson Antikvariat]
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        The Hamlet.

      Random House, New York 1940 - First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by William Faulkner on the half title page. Fine in a near fine first issue dust jacket with ads for other books on the back panel (Peterson A22). Dust jacket art by George Salter. From the library of novelist and historian Shelby Foote. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare signed. The Hamlet, the first novel of Faulkner's Snopes trilogy, is both an ironic take on classical tragedy and a mordant commentary on the grand pretensions of the antebellum South and the depths of its decay in the aftermath of war and Reconstruction. It tells of the advent and the rise of the Snopes family in Frenchman's Bend, a small town built on the ruins of a once-stately plantation. Flem Snopes -- wily, energetic, a man of shady origins -- quickly comes to dominate the town and its people with his cunning and guile. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Let There Be Sculpture (Signed ByThe Author)

      The First UK Printing published by Michael Joseph in 1940.The first Trade Edition.The BOOK is in near FINE condition.Light fading to the spine and cover edges. Crimson top-stain still present.Small previous bookseller's (Sotherans) sticker to the lower front pastedown.Free from erasures and there are no other inscriptions apart from that of the author's.The WRAPPER is complete and is in VERY GOOD++ condition.Some loss at the spine ends more pronounced at the lower spine end which has encroached a little onto the rear panel lower edge. Small loss at the lower front lower edge and at the corners.The photographic cover image looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover.The book has been Inscribed and Signed by the author to the half-title:'To Lucille and Donald,from Jacob Epstein'.The author's autobiography and very scarce to find as a signed title. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        THE OX-BOW INCIDENT

      New York: Random House. Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket. 1940. First Edition. Hardcover; First Printing. DJ with minor fraying and a few closed tears. Endpapers a bit browned ; "A story of the west in 1885 by one of the most exciting writers of our time"; 8vo; 309 pages .

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        THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS.

      Charles Scribner's Sons. New York. Circa 1940 - Early printing of this Shepard Illustrated edition. 8vo. (7.5 x 5.4 inches). Fine clean copy which has been finely bound in mid twentieth century half mid brown morocco leather. Spine with five raised bands, each decorated with a gilt wavy line. Compartments lettered and decorated in gilt. Marbled paper on boards. Top edge gilt. The binding is not signed but is certainly the work of a master bookbinder. A Lovely copy of this classic book with Shepard`s wonderful illustrations. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        Schon meine Mutter hart Schwarzwurzeln über alles geliebt. Bleistiftzeichnung.

      - 32 x 38 cm, unter Passepartout gerahmt, 20 x 26 cm, , Tadell. Edith Schindler (*1940), 1940 geboren in Rüti (Glarus), aufgewachsen in Mollis (Glarus). 1956-1961 Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst in Zürich mit Diplom als Textil-Entwerferin danach Tätigkeit als Zeichenlehrerin und Illustratorin, seit 1961 Wohnsitz in Zürich. 1979 Aufenthalt in New York und Paris, seit 1978 regelmässige Zeichnerin der "Marktnotizen" im Tages-Anzeiger ab 1992 Haupttätigkeit als Malerin. 1997 Aufnahme in den Berufsverband für visuelle Kunst, Visarte. Zahlreiche Ausstellungen Schlagworte: Gemälde - Zeichnung

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        You Have Seen Their Faces

      New York: Viking Press, 1940. Second edition. Hardcover. Near fine in a near fine unclipped dust jacket, with the second state jacket showing a hint of wear at the crown and foot, else near fine and unfaded. Previous owner's bookplate to the front pastedown, no other markings or inscriptions. One of the seminal titles in photography book publishing and cited in every survey (Roth, Open Book, Parr, and so on). A most attractive copy of the second printing of this title. Very nice indeed.

      [Bookseller: John Kehoe, Bookseller ABAA]
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        The Hamlet.

      New York: Random House, 1940. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by William Faulkner on the half title page. Fine in a near fine first issue dust jacket with ads for other books on the back panel (Peterson A22). Dust jacket art by George Salter. From the library of novelist and historian Shelby Foote. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare signed. The Hamlet, the first novel of Faulkner's Snopes trilogy, is both an ironic take on classical tragedy and a mordant commentary on the grand pretensions of the antebellum South and the depths of its decay in the aftermath of war and Reconstruction. It tells of the advent and the rise of the Snopes family in Frenchman's Bend, a small town built on the ruins of a once-stately plantation. Flem Snopes -- wily, energetic, a man of shady origins -- quickly comes to dominate the town and its people with his cunning and guile.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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