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        Manuscript for an article on David Garrick entitled "England's Greatest Actor and His Times"

      N. P., 1940. 27 pages in ink, with numerous corrections in the text. 1 vols. 8vo. A fine manuscript by this well-known book collector and bibliophile. "To write a paper about an actor and his art for a club whose avowed purpose (vide Article 3 of the Constitution) is the business of letters demands no apologies". 27 pages in ink, with numerous corrections in the text. 1 vols. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Across Asia from West to East in 1906-1908.

      Helsinki, Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura, 1940. - 2 volumes. (30,5x22cm). IV, 741; IV, 54, 16, 48, 36, 36, 12, 6, 30, 12 pp. With numerous illustrations in text, one small map after the preface, and 15 folding maps in the second volume. Half sheepskin, cloth sides. First edition of a travelogue through Asia, written by Carl Gustav Mannerheim (1867-1951), future president of Finland, 1944-1946. In 1906, Mannerheim, then a colonel, was sent on an expedition to Asia. "The object of this expedition was to study conditions in the interior of Northern China, collect statistical materials and perform various tasks of a military nature", says Mannerheim in the preface. Russia wanted to know the state of affairs in China due to the reforms and modernization undertaken by the Qing Dynasty. Besides that, Mannerheim wanted to collect items of scientific interest for the National Museum in Helsinki and to study the little-known peoples living in Northern China. This makes the work, with its numerous illustrations by photographs, an interesting anthropological account as well. The first volume contains Mannerheim's journal with many photographs. The second describes the scientific results the artefacts Mannerheim took with him to Helsinki and, including sculptures, costumes and utensils. - Number 33 out of limited edition of 100 and signed by the author. With owner's inscription of Ewald Henttu on flyleaf, dated 1940. Very good copy; binding slightly rubbed along the extremities. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Idiocy of Idealism.

      W. Hodge & Comp. Ltd.,, London u.a., 1940 - London u.a., W. Hodge & Comp. Ltd., 1940. 152 S. OLwd. m. OSch. EA in engl. Sprache. Mit einer halbseitigen Widm. an Dr. Robert Eisler, dat. Oxford April 1941. Mit zwei an den Schutzumschlag angeklebten Nachrufen. - OSch. fachmännisch m. Japanpapier hinterlegt in den Randläsuren, dieser berieben, leichte Gbrsp., kl. Fleck a. Deckel. - Levy, (1867 - 1946), geboren in Stargard Pommern als Sohn eines Bankiers, studierte in Freiburg Medizin und machte dort 1891 den Abschluß. 1894 ging er nach England. Durch einen Patienten kam er zu Nietzsche, dessen Werke er zwischen 1909 und 1913 ins Englische übersetzte. Später wurde seine Übersetzung als nicht wissenschaftlich genug kritisiert. Seine Mitarbeiter waren Francis Bickley, Paul V. Cohn, Thomas Common, William S. Haussman, J.M. Kennedy, Anthony Ludovici, Maximilian A. Mugge, Maude D. Petre, Horace B. Samuel, Herman Scheffauer, G.T. Wrench und Helen Zimmern. Ludovici wurde sein wichtigster Schüler. Im Allgemeinen fand er jedoch wenig englische Unterstützung, aber A. R. Orage war begeistert und so veröffentlichte er einiges in „The New Age". Als der erste Weltkrieg ausbrach, mußte er England verlassen, obwohl er pro-englisch eingestellt war. So ging er 1915 nach Deutschland zurück und dann weiter in die Schweiz. Als er 1920 wieder in England war, schrieb er unvorsichtigerweise das Vorwort zu dem politisch-einseitigen Pamphlet von George Pitt Rivers „The World Significance of the Russian Revolution". Die erfolgte Deportation 1921 sah ihn in der dritte französische Republik. Erst 1938 lebte er wieder in England, da seine Tochter Maud den Buchhändler Albi Rosenthal in Oxford geheiratet hatte. 2004 wurde sein Nachlass in das Nietzsche-Haus in Sils Maria, Schweiz, hinterlegt. (nach Zitat) - Levy, (1867 - 1946), studied medicine in Freiburg until 1891. From 1892 in England, he encountered Nietzsche. The 18-volume Nietzsche translation was overseen by him from 1909 to 1913. With the start of the World War I. he returned to Germany, later Switzerland . As his daughter married the bookseller Albi Rosenthal in Oxford, he went back in 1938: "Levy has for many years been the tireless apologist and interpreter of Nietzsche". (Zitat). Englisch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Beloved Returns: Lotte In Weimar (Signed Limited Edition In Alipcase)

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1940 - 453 Pp. + Catalog At End. Book Is As New, Not A Trace Of Wear Or Fading. Dj Without Wear, No Chips, Tiny Tears Where Flap Folds Meet Spine, Usual Light Sunning/Browning To Exposed Panels. Slipcase Lightly Used, 1" Abrasion And Another 1/4" Abrasion At Front Corners And A Light Bump To One Rear Corner. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        Errant Diplomat: The Life Of Franz Von Papen

      Edward Arnold, London, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. COMPLETE WITH SCARCE DUST JACKET. 'Mr. Oswald Dutch has established with Hitler's Twelve Apostles and Thus Died Austria his reputation as a sound and extremely well-informed political commentator; here he provides what is believed to be the fullest and most reliable account of the strange career of Franz von Papen. And what a story it is! A nobleman of wealth and breeding, destined for a life of ease and enjoyment as a Junker officer, he engages in spying and sabotage in America during the last war; contrives to lose half of his secret papers to the British at Falmouth in 1916 and the other half in Palestine two years later ; ousts Bruning and takes his place as Chancellor of the German Reich, only to hand over the position to Hitler in satisfaction of a personal grudge against Schleicher; escapes with his life from the Nazi " purge " of June 30, 1934 ; crops up again to engineer the Austrian Anschluss as ambassador in Vienna, and the Russo-German alliance when ambassador to Turkey. These are some of the high lights in the yet unfinished tale. But even more interesting is the search for a clue to his character and motives. They are a more than unusually strange mixture which go to form this picture of a modern adventurer-ambition, charm of manner, lack of principle, almost incredible carelessness and folly (and yet he is no fool), a passion for intrigue, an uneasy restlessness of soul which seems to find satisfaction only in the precarious balancing of hazards. He is certainly not a genuine apostle of Nazism; perhaps jackal is the better description. For the most sinister feature of his career has been that every one who has so far associated with Papen has been betrayed by him and suffered any calamity from imprisonment to death. His first victim, the famous Captain von Rintelen, writes a preface to this book; the author has no doubt who the last victim will be. The only question yet unanswered is- When?.' Book - in Near Fine orange boards with black lettering - light marking to a small area to the back board and light bumping to the extreme top of the spine. Contents, slight spotting to the extreme page edges otherwise clean, bright and tightly bound. Dust Jacket - Very Good - some slight wear to the extreme ends of the spine repaired to verso, crease to the rear flap, other slight shelf wear to the extreme edges and light browning to the white background to the jacket. Size: 8.75 inches tall by 5.75 inches. 291 pages which includes an index. 12 full page black and white plates. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 201-750 grams. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Military & Warfare. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 8126..

      [Bookseller: John T. & Pearl Lewis]
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        National Home Monthly Magazine, April (Apr.) 1940 - Paying for the War / Spies in Holland / Sir Dudley Pound / Mysteries of Tibet's Dalai Lama

      Stovel / National Home Monthly, Winnipeg 1940 - 68 pages. Features: Colour cover illustration of golfer staring out window at rain; Colour Marboleum floors and Muroleum walls ad inside front cover; Vintage Frigidaire fridge one-page ad; News digest includes 'Munich-Mindedness', 'No Compromise', 'Re-distribution of the Earth', 'The Heroism of Finland'; Fantastic one-page colour photo Fisher Body ad provides two photos of the Dionne Quintuplets, all wearing light blue coats and with ribbons in their hair; Paying for the War; Mysteries of Tibet's Dalai Lama, the 'King Who Never Dies' - fantastic photo-illustrated article with photo of 'Little Tanchu', the Dalai Lama, and the Potala in Lhasa; Nice Little Dog (hunting short story); Spring Freshet Baby; Nothing Ever Happens; Managing Director of the Navy, Sir Dudley Pound, First Sea Lord - article with photo; Spies in Holland - Fascinating article explains how Nazi agents have been specially commissioned by the Hitler since 1933 to probe the secrets of Holland's plans for defence in the event of invastion; Loafers' Loops (short story); Bang and Go Back! - harness-racing article; Vintage half-page orange and black Alka-Seltzer ad features endorsement of the Toronto Maple Leafs and photo of them playing the New York Rangers, including Syl Apps and Gordie Drillon; Half-page Canadian Pacific ad presents the Banff Springs Hotel; *Gorgeous* 1949 Chevrolet colour centrefold ad features a maroon Special De Luxe Sport Sedan plus illustrations of a green Cabriolet, a brown four-passenger coupe, a brown Master 85 Business Coupe, and a green Town Sedan; Interested photo-illustrated Movie News; Nice photo and brief write-up of Muriel Angelus; 1/4-page illustrated ad for Canadian National's Continental Limited; Photo of world champion pacer "Billy Direct", with his celebrated trainer, Vic Fleming; No Happy Medium, Please - fashion article; Pull Up a Chair - interior design article with two funky colour photos; The Eyes Have It - beauty article; Pond's cold cream ad features photos of Lady Brigid King-Tenison and Katherryn Hernan; Another Pond's ad features photos of Miss Ridgeley Vermilye; Vintage fashion illustrations; Menus to Fit Every Budget; World Sayings; Great Heinz Spaghetti ad on back cover shows happy blonde holding steaming dish; and more. Unmarked with average wear. Binding sound. A sound copy of this fascinating wartime issue. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction, IOBA]
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        Why England Slept.

      New York: Wilfred Funk, Inc, 1940. First edition. Octavo, bound in full blue leather, all edges gilt. The dedication copy of John F. Kennedy's first book, Why England Slept, with Rose Kennedy's embossed name on the front panel. This copy was specially bound for the author's mother, Rose Kennedy and presented to her. This copy brought $52,900 at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis sale at Sotheby's in May 1996. Housed in a full dark blue morocco clamshell box. Unique. Published the year Kennedy graduated from Harvard, Why England Slept was an expansion of his senior thesis. The title is a variation on the title of Winston Churchill's work, While England Slept, published about two years before Kennedy's. It was dedicated to John's parents, Rose and Joe Kennedy. In this work he attempts to explain why England was so poorly prepared for World War II and why England's leaders settled upon the disastrous policies of appeasement. The book served as a warning to those in our country who felt that appeasing Hitler and staying out of the war was a viable option. It became a bestseller in the United States and went through several printings in its first year. (Newcomb, 10)

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Hitler et moi

      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.  Grasset Paris 1940 11,5x18,5cm relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        WONDER CITY OF OZ

      - (BAUM,L.FRANK) WONDER CITY OF OZ written and illus. by J.R. NEILL. Chic:Reilly & Lee (1940). 4to, light blue cloth, pict. paste- on, 318p., MINT IN DUST WRAPPER (dw VG+ with a few neat repairs on verso, not price clipped listing titles through this title). 1st ed. 1st issue of the 34th Oz title and the first written by Neill. (H-G XXXIV). This is a beautiful copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        Jeune fille au Chapeau dans le Pré. Original-Radierung.

      1940 - Um 1940. Plattengrösse: 14,5x17 cm. Unten links voll signiert. Rechts mit Bleistift numeriert "XIV". In Glasrahmen 47x37 cm. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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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 Versand D: 5,00 EUR Noten; Musik; Manuskript

      [Bookseller: René Burkert]
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        Where There's a Will (First Edition)

      New York: Farrar and Rinehart, 1940. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Binding very slightly cocked, else book is quite clean. Jacket is bright, with some fading to the red spine title, some brief staining on the rear panel, and tiny chips at a couple of corners. An attractive copy of the eighth Nero Wolfe mystery.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        7 Jours. Grand hebdomadaire d'actualités.

      M. Dodeman imprimeur 1940-1943, Lyon - 141 livraisons in-folio. Importante collection de l'hebdomadaire d'actualites fondé par Jean Prouvost à Lyon en parallèle à la publication de son quotidien Paris-Soir. Dès le n°1, l'éditorial annonce la tendance du journal : (.) Entre l'abdication et la rébellion, il y a la place pour autre chose : une collaboration qui ne soit une constante prostration. La loi de l'armistice a imposé à notre pays une dure tâche, accompagnée d'âpres exigences. La France le sait. Sans défaillance, elle s'est mise à l'oeuvre. Elle fait sa Révolution ». 1940 : 6 octobre à 29 décembre, n°1 à 13. Manque n°11. 1941 : 5 janvier à 28 décembre, n°14 à 60. 1942 : 4 janvier à 27 décembre, n°61 à 108. 1943 : 10 janvier à 20 novembre, n°109 à 146. Manquent n°127 et 145. Le dernier numéro (n°156) paraîtra en avril 1944. La marque 7 jours sera reprise en 1960 par Jean Prouvost à la suite de l'achat de Télé 60 qui deviendra 7 Jours, puis Télé 7 Jours. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens]
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        Anthologie de l'humour noir

      1940 - DECALCOMANIE ORIGINALE rehaussée à la gouache bleue, 23,5 x 34,5 cm sur papier, 23,5 x 36,5 cm, signé en bas à droite. Il s'agit d'un essai pour la couverture du tirage de tête du livre éponyme de Breton, publié aux éditions du Sagittaire. Seuls les cinquante-sept premiers exemplaires étaient revêtus de la décalcomanie de Dominguez, sur laquelle était collée une étiquette de titre qui ne figure pas ici. La technique même utilisée et le rehaut final du peintre font que toutes sont différentes. >>>> Oscar Dominguez rencontre André Breton en 1934. L'année suivante en mai, le peintre natif de Tenerife organise sur son île natale la seconde exposition internationale du surréalisme, où se rendra l¿auteur de NADJA. Dominguez à cette époque travaille beaucoup à la fabrication d'objets, et découvre la technique de la décalcomanie qu'il met au service de l'automatisme, gestuel cher aux surréalistes. Il expérimenta en 1937 le procédé avec son ami Marcel Jean, avec qui il projeta de publier chez Glm un album de leurs travaux, GRISOU, recueil de «16 reproductions en phototypie de décalcomanies automatiques à interprétation préméditée» que devait être préfacé par Breton. Le projet ne vit pas le jour mais ce dernier demanda six ans plus tard à Dominguez une décalcomanie pour son ANTHOLOGIE DE L¿HUMOUR NOIR, dans des circonstances particulières. En effet, prévu pour paraitre en 1939, le livre dont le tirage de tête devait être illustré par Marcel Duchamp voit sa sortie repoussé en 1941 pour le tirage ordinaire, et jusqu'en 1943 pour les luxes, alors que l'auteur et l'artiste étaient réfugiés aux Etats-Unis. Breton à l'idée de demander au peintre espagnol resté en France d'orner le tirage de tête de son ouvrage d'une décalcomanie rehaussée. L'épreuve présentée ici, en feuille, a la particularité d'être avant le collage de la pièce de titre et avant rognage pour le brochage, deux petites marges à droite et à gauche étant encore présentes. Elle provient de la collection d'Evrard de Rouvre - mécène et ami de Dominguez - qui en a habillé un exemplaire ordinaire du livre, provoquant un léger brunissement en place du dos. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie-Galerie Emmanuel Hutin]
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        ABC DOGS

      - ABC. (DOGS) ABC DOGS. (NY: Wilfred Funk 1940). Folio (10 x 13"), cloth backed pictorial boards, tips worn and a few faint marks on cover else VG+. 1st edition. Dogs for every letter except "X" are illustrated in color on every page. The text is beneath each drawing. Includes Kerry Blue, Newfoundland, Sealyham, Poodle, Japanese Spaniel and more. THIS COPY IS SIGNED BY TICE WITH A CHARMING 3" DRAWING OF A SCOTTIE DOG. Artfully done and very scarce, moreso with the signature and drawing. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1940 - 1940 Wisden - Original Hardback

      1940. Hi, This lot is a 1940 Original Hardback Wisden in Good to Very Good Condition. For a 1940 this is closer to very good than good, plus it has not had any restoration which is rare as many 1940s (due to their usual poor condition) do. The boards are clean but show some age and darkness , the gilt is starting to fade but original and better than many, more so on the spine than the front. Odd dot mark to the boards. Internally the front hinge is weak and you can see a bit of mesh at the top of the book for 2 inches. Internally the pages are very good. Without restoration. Better than many 1940s. Some weakness at page 32. This hardback was my Nemesis for 3 years and a hard book to find, pretty impossible in very good condition (Im still looking so let me know if you have one). I have an alternative 1940 Hardback if needed, it is a lot cheaper as in a lot poorer condition. Please ask. Please see the large pictures, taken with and without the flash. More available on request. Buy-it-now.

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        The Ox-Bow Incident (First Edition)

      New York: Random House, 1940. First Edition. First Edition. Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket with the integral bookmark intact at the rear flap. A touch of offsetting at the front endpapers, else bright and clean. Jacket is exceptionally nice for this title, with a hint of toning and a single tiny closed tear to note. Basis for the seminal 1943 film directed by William Wellman and starring Henry Fonda and Anthony Quinn. Easily the best copy we have encountered.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        OLD POSSUM'S BOOK OF PRACTICAL CATS

      London: Faber and Faber. 1940. First illustrated edition. 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 small spots to the upper panel 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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        Das Höfebuch von Braak. Quellen zur Geschichte der heutigen und ehemaligen Erbhöfe eines Stormarner Bauerndorfes.

      Selbstverlag der Baugewerbs-Innung Bauhütte zu Hamburg, Trittau 1940 ( Typoskript - offenbar nie veröffentlicht ) VIII, 220 Seiten, Oln mit montiertem Deckelschild, 4° ( 29,5 x 21 cm ). Inhalt: Vorwort - Unsere Ahnen von Wilhelm Thimm - Alphabetisches Register der Stammreihen // Die Höfe des Dorfes: Vollhufenstellen: Schmidt - Heerde - Eggers - Wagner - Wriggers - Soltau / Halbhufenstellen: Wagner - Eggers - Fürst - Kock / Katenstellen: Rönner - Heuck - Thomas - Dabelstein - Mecklenburg - Lessau / Untergegangene Stellen: Meier - Petersen, Wagner - Dohrendorf - Burmeister - Krogmann - Frahm - John - Möller. // Benutzte Quellen - Alte Maße und Münzen - Alphabetisches Register der Besitzer. ( Es fehlen die angeführten 3 lose beiliegenden Karten ). Einband etwas fleckig und angestaubt, Ecken und Kanten berieben. Innen erste und letzte Seiten stockfleckig, einige Seiten gering fleckig, Nummerierung oben jeweils handschriftlich, 3 Seiten mit kleinen Anstreichungen. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 900 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Hof, Höfe, Höfebuch, Braak, Trittau, Stormarn, Bauern, Vollhufen, Halbhufen, Katen, Bauern

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        The Arab War Being Despatches Reprinted from the Secret "Arab Bulletin"

      London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1940. Limited Edition. Quarter Leather. This is a nearly fine copy of the Limited edition of what purports to be the only publication of the inimitable Gertrude Bell's despatches after their initial publication in the Arab Bulletin (which was for internal use only). Gertrude Lowthian Bell (1868-1926) was the intriguing and influential adventurer, scholar, writer, and diplomat who, like her contemporary T. E. “Lawrence of Arabia” did much to frame and shape the Middle East during and after the First World War. Raised amid industrialist family wealth, Bell lost her mother at age three, increasing a “sense of independence and self-reliance” perhaps already inherent to the “physically restless and intellectually gifted” child.  By her mid-twenties the unmarried Bell discovered intellectual and emotional fascination with the Middle East.  “Outstanding literary and linguistic skills” coupled with “determination, bravery, physical strength, and endurance” invigorated contributions to travel literature, translation, archaeology, and architecture, eventually evolving into engagement in the region’s socio-political currents.  By the First World War, Bell became “a voluntary agent of Britain’s interests in the Middle East” and assumed her defining role – as “a woman trying to break one of the most challenging barriers of her time: the physical conquest of the desert and the decoding of the moral and ethical code of its inhabitants.”  (ODNB) One of 500 numbered copies, of which this is number 339, this volume was printed by Christopher Sandford and Owen Ruytter on Arnold's mould-made paper. The binding, which is original, was done by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in quarter green niger morocco, with gilt spine titles, cream colored cloth boards, and top edge gilt. Introduction by Sir Kinahan Cornwallis, Director of the Arab Bureau, 1916-1920. There is a trace of spotting and soil to the cloth sides, otherwise this is a fine copy without the usual foxing of the textblock, and with only faint offseting on the edges from the leather and cloth of the binding. Housed in the publisher's thin and unadorned slipcase, which is worn at the folds and corners and unevenly sunned.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        MASKERADE. Operette in 3 Akten. Hrsg:

      Pforzheim. 1940 - 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. 1300 gr. 4°, ca. 100 S. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat im Schloss]
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        The Lost Zoo. (A Rhyme for the Young, but Not Too Young).

      New York: Harper, 1940. First. hardcover. fine/very good. Color illustrations by Charles Sebree. Thin 8vo, yellow cloth, d.w.N.Y., (1940). First Edition. Fine copy, in near fine dust wrapper, with very minor edge-chips; price-clipped. Inscribed by the author. "Cordially, Christopher Cat and Countee Cullen".

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        2 Autograph Letters signed.

      Paris, 1940 and without date - 4to and 8vo. 1 1/2 pp. &#132;Cher ami Suis encore une fois empêché de venir à notre dîner du 5. Mes excuses [ ]" - Saturday: &#132;Mon cher camarade Je viendrai avec plaisir au dîner offert par l&#146;ami Dupontmardi prochain [ ]"

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        Nine Times Time

      New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce,, 1940. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered and decorated in yellow, fore edge untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled and sunned, a few pale markings to cloth, edges tanned, contents toned. A very good copy in the toned dust jacket slightly rubbed and creased along joints and extremities and slightly chipped at spine-ends. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to "Veronica Parker Johns, with an admiration which would be far clearer if I knew which of you I meant. H. H. Holmes, Connecticut, July 6, 1941". Johns was a fellow mystery writer best remembered for Murder by the Day (1953), notable for featuring African-American sleuth Webster Flagg. Nine Times Nine was later reprinted under White's more frequently used pseudonym Anthony Boucher.

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        Code Penal: Commentaires Images de Joseph Hemard, 1 of 10 copies on...

      1940. Hemard's Witty Code Penal, 1 of 10 Copies on Japan Paper, Inscribed and Adorned with an Original Signed Image Hemard, Joseph [1880-1961]. Code Penal: Commentaires Images de Joseph Hemard. Paris: Editions Litteraires de France, [c. 1940]. 169 pp. Pochoir color text illustrations. Additional signed original color image and author presentation inscription to front free endpaper. Quarto (8-3/4" x 7"). Original publisher stiff wrappers, untrimmed edges, a few signatures unopened. Light soiling and shelfwear, binding slightly cocked, minor wear to spine ends, corners bumped. Light toning to text, vivid illustrations. * From an edition limited to 10 copies on Japan paper, this number 7. The inscription, below an image of a man strangling a woman, reads: "a Monsieur/ Roger Reimuset/ hommage de l'imager/ Joseph Hemard." This book presents the official text of the French Code Penal with witty, and often mildly erotic, color pochoir illustrations. It is a sequel to Hemard's Code Civil: Livre Premier, Des Personnes. In 1944 Hemard issued another legal work: Code General des Impots Directs et Taxes Assimilees. Hemard, a prolific artist, illustrator, designer and author, is best-known for his humorously illustrated editions of serious non-fiction books. Like the other books, the Code Penal was issued in larger numbered and trade editions on different types of paper. The rare Japan-paper copies are the most desirable.

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        La Realidad y El Deseo - Poesia Completa

      México, Editorial Séneca, colección Arbol 1940 - Rustica con camisa transparente, 12x18cm, 272p. Cuidados tipográficos de Emilio Prados, para la colección dirigida por José Bergamín. Camisa con pequeñoos desgarros en los bordes e pequeñas pérdidas de papel (v. foto). Con un libro inédito (Nubes) sobre la guerra. Raro. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Catalogue of Rare Chinese Jade Carvings compiled by Stanley Charles Nott with an introduction by Lieut. General Sir Sydney Lawford, K.C.B. Illustrated by Forty-four Plates from Original Photographs, 1940. Signed

      Palm Beach, FL: The House of Jade, 1940. 4to. XXXII, 185pp. Original green cloth binding in fine condition with faded cover stamping, as is normal for this book. Nott [1902-1969] was a fine arts dealer and student of G.I. Gurdjieff. Limited edition - this copy signed and numbered 64 from an unspecified limitation. This exhibition was the official "The House of Jade's" Charity Drive for the 1941 Palm Beach Season for the funds of The American Red Cross and the British War Relief. Contains detailed scholarly descriptions of jade carvings from Chinese dynasties dating from 1766 B.C. to 1912 A.D. 4to, 185pp., 44 plates. Printed on a heavyweight uncoated stock, with plates on a coated stock. Bookplate of Dorothy R. Breen on paste-down endpaper over another bookplate.

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        Bichos

      Author's Edition 1940 - Published in Coimbra on 1940, the book is in 8º with 113 + 3 unnumbered pages. Beautifully bound in blue leather, gilted on top edge. Other edges uncut. Very clean copy. The original wrappers are bound into the bookbinding. No signatures. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Thibault.

      Paris, Editions de la NRF - Gallimard (coll. "Blanche), 1922-1940. - 11 volumes in-8°. Edition originale pour tous les volumes (ce qui n'est pas si courant) dont voici la composition.Première partie: Le Cahier gris. (papier ordinaire sans mention)Deuxième partie: Le pénitencier. (papier ordinaire sans mention)Troisième partie: La belle saison. 2 volumes (un des 842 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin pur fil).Quatrième partie: La consultation. (un des 1248 exemplaires sur vélin pur fil).Cinquième partie: La Sorellina. (idem).Sixième partie: La mort du père. (un des 1250 exemplaires sur vélin pur fil).Septième partie: L'été 1914. 3 volumes (exemplaires du Service de Presse).Huitième et dernière partie: Epilogue. (exemplaire du SP avec en page de faux-titre un extrait manuscrit de l'ouvrage par Roger Martin du Gard avec sa signature).Bel ensemble. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Goatsbeard.

      c.'s 1940 - Gelatin silver print. Photographer's ink signature on reverse. Dimensions: 25 x 18.7cm.

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        Kunst im Deutschen Reich

      Zentralverlag der NSDAP., Franz Eher Nachf, München 1940 - Folio. 2 volumes. v1: 192; v2: 195-384 pp. Illustrated. Cloth, very good. (20607). 4. Jahrgang; Folge 7 / Juli 1940. 5. Jahrgang / Folge 1 thru 6 / Januar -Juni, 1941. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Umfangreiches privates Fotoalbum *Kriegsmarine* mit ca. 200 montierten privaten schwarz-weißen Fotos und Dokumenten aus den Jahren 1940 - 1946.

       Das Album beginnt auf der ersten Seite mit Fotos verschiedener Zeite: *Mit dem Wehrpaß fing es an* / Als *A-Schüler* 1940 / Als Soldat 1941 - 1944 / In der Blüte 1942. Hierauf zahlreiche montierte und jeweils untenstehend betitelte Fotos: Segelschulschiff Horst Wessel ( S.S.S. Horst Wessel ): Der Bug - Die Back - Als H.J-Angehöriger - Die Schanz mit Reserve-Ruderstand - Eingang Kombüse *wichtig* - Die Takelage - Großreinschiff - Die Schiffsglocke - Der Hafen Stralsund - der ....lappen - Unser Dauerbackschafter - Die Pulloverkiste - Prüfungsfahren - Signaldienst am Pier - Kreidefelsen Rügen - In de Wind - Segelbergen - Die *Edith* bringt auf - So macht der Dienst Spaß - Früh übt sich - Mittschiff - 2 Hummels - Das A und O der Marine: Reinschiff // Bei Pirna Raeder (?) - Die Vereidigung / 18.9. 41 (?): Buxtehude: Unser Zugführer......*schon wieder fallen sie auf*..- die Herren Zugführer - Im Gelände - Im Trichter ist gut ruhen ( wenn`s nicht knallt ) - Auf dem Berg - Tempo - Kapitän zur See Ing. Peters - Der 2. Zug - Kap. Ltn. Räder (?) und unser Kuckuk - Schrecken der Nordsee - MG Reinigen - Auf dem Schießstand - Zum Sport - Fingernagel-Appell - Stube 120 - Vor dem ersten Auslandgang - Weihnachten 1941 - 24 Uhr/00.005 Uhr, die verrückte Stube 120 / 00:30 - 00:35: Silvesterr 1941/1942 ohne Alkohol. Um 00:30 Licht aus, Ruhe im Schiff / Platzpatronenschießen - An Land: Stolz wie die Spanier ( Ausgang ) - Ein Fieseler Storch auf dem Ex(erzier)-Platz // Marine-Schule Wesermünde: Mai-Juni 1942: Der SWIII-Lehrgang - Bruno, am 4. Mai 42. im Osten gefallen ( mit montiertem Blumensträußchen und Abzeichen ) - Stapellauf eines Minensuchers - Vergrämt // 12. V-P ( = Vorposten ). Flotille Boot 1232: Die Brücke - Poldi - Der *alte Schlitten* - Die *Gang* nach der Blechverleihung Okt. 42 - Miesmuscheln kratzen ( Werftliegezeit Emden ) - Fischereihafen - Teeren der Kette - Kohle, Kohle, Kohle - Es wurde gebunkert - Und noch ein Korb - Hiev up - Kurze Pause - Nach den Kohlen - Anzug *weiß* - Kohlenklau - Unser Trümes - Kohle ist gebunkert, Brücke macht seeklar - Im Kartenhaus - Auf See - Seefest, vorerst eine Phrase - Wenn der blanke Hans tobt - ..steht im Deck alles Kopf - Auf Position: Brückenwache - 1232 . Karl-gelb - Sonnenaufgang - Im Geleit - Ikke mixt - Backen und Banken - Dem Melder eine - *Vidar* (?) mit Minentreffe ( 27.7.43 ) - 1238 - Die Mannschaft bootet aus - Die ....(?)wache - Auf Heimattörn - Die Brücke lacht - Noch muß Kriegswache gehen - Auf der Ems - *Wer den Kessel hat erfunden, Not des Heizers nicht gedacht, sonst hätt er an jeden Kessel einen Bierhahn angebracht* - Aufklaren und Reinschiff - Klar zum Hafentörn - Den gefalllenen Kameraden // Hafentage mit den Kameraden ( diverse Erinnerungsphotos an teils gefallene Kameraden - Unsere schwere Waffe - Krähenwinkelmessung - Am Peildiopter - Wochenend und Sonnenschein - Wieder auf See / Wir bergen einen Sperrballon eines gesunkenen Frachters: Beim Ansteuern - Unser Findelkind...-wird an...- Deck gezerrt....- und entleert / Esbjerg // Terror auf Hamburg im Juli 1943: 5 wohl private Bilder // Motorbagger 1255 ( ges. Jan. 45 ) - Nach dem Gefecht am 5.7. 44 bei *Schnell und Billig*, Emden - Terschelling Reede vor Anker - Heimathafen - Schneesturm - Borkum auslaufend passiert - T.-gelb 1251 - In der Brandung vor Terschelling - Opfergang ( sich übergebend an der Reling ) - Auf Position - ....(unleserlich ) hat uns auf dem Haken, dahinter Sp...* Unsere Vierling - Wrack Sabine Howaldt, Tonne F....-Emden: Wrack Olaf, Helge *Nordsee-Küste* - Walross ( am Steuer ) - Am Pier - Abendstimmung bei Texel - Achterschiff - 5.7.44 * - Einschiß in ....Spind* - Terschelling - Die Insel von der Reede betrachtet - Freizeit am Heck - Man wartet auf den Nachmittag - --um ins Wehrmachtsheim zu gehen - Die ersten Sommerstrahlen 44 - Gemütlich am Oberdeck - Rabbatz im Kettenkasten, resp. Achterdeck - Kameradschaftsabend - Der letzte Urlaub ( Mannheim-Warmensteinach ): * Ich hatt` mein Herz in Heidelberg verloren - Dann ist die Pflicht des Onkels: Ich hab Dich lieb - Ganz auf Urlaub - auf dem Kr Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Kriegsmarine, Marine, Zweiter Weltkrieg, Segelschulschiff Horst Wessel, Horst Wessel, Emden, Marineschule Wesermünde, Marineschule, Google, Krieg, Vorposten-Boot, Emden, Ems, Terschelling, Foto, Photo, Fotoalbum

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        SUMMER STORM

      1940 - Artist: Thomas Willoughby Nason, American (1889-1971). Title: Summer Storm. Year: 1940. Medium: Wood engraving printed from three blocks: black, grey-green and light olive, on thin Japanese paper. Limitation: Edition of 90 prints. Size: sheet - 9 x 12 ins (23 x 30.35 cm); image - 5.25 x 9.75 ins (13.5 x 25 cm). Inscriptions: Titled, signed and numbered in pencil. Condition: Full margins, small black mark in right-hand margin, very slight fault or abrasion to image centre left (see picture detail), else in excellent condition. A superlative example of Nason's meticulous technique and sense of design, demonstrating his brilliance at rendering light and shade (chiaroscuro). For sale with the original backboard, glued to which is the completed exhibitor label entering this work into an Exhibition of Contemporary American Art organised and sponsored by Artists for Victory, Inc. Nason was a self-taught printmaker with a passion for craftsmanship, technical mastery and realism. He built a lasting reputation for his sombre depictions of rural New England. Nason first worked with Robert Frost in the early 1930s on a reissue of the poet's debut collection, A Boy's Will. Both New Englanders with a straightforward yet direct and forceful artistic expression, they were a natural pairing and went on to produce several volumes together including Frost's seminal Collected Poems published by the Limited Editions Club in 1950. Frost regarded Nason as the finest illustrator of his work. At the outbreak of World War Two, a number of prominent art societies in New York formed an association known as Artists for Victory in order to combine their efforts in assisting the war effort and serving their country. The association grew rapidly holding art exhibitions and other events including an exchange exhibition of contemporary art with British artists. At its height, Artists for Victory comprised more than 30 constituent art societies from across the US representing some 10,000 artists including Thomas Nason. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        1940 MEL TORME Manuscript Handwritten MUSICAL SCORE - SIGNED & INSCRIBED Written at Age 15

      Self 1940. Self: , 1940. MANUSCRIPT MUSICAL SCORE WRITTEN, INSCRIBED and SIGNED by MEL TORMÉ - "YOU SAD, SAD MAN". Handwritten by Tormé when he was 15 years old (1940). Signed and inscribed to "Mike" when he was 29 years old (1954). TWO PAGE MANUSCRIPT SCORE. Written on two pages of a single-fold sheet of "Lyon & Healy No. 13" sheet music paper, 9.5" x 12.5", 4 pages. The music is written in black ink (over light pencil), the lyrics in red pencil. The original circa 1940 manuscript has "WORDS - MUSIC by MEL TORME (no accent over the "E") at the top right corner of the first page. The circa 1954 inscription is written in the blank top margin of the first page. The inscription reads: "Dear Mike: I wrote this little gem when I was fifteen years old. That's 14 years ago! Thought you might get a laugh out of it! All the best - Mel Tormé (signed)". VERY GOOD condition, just light signs of handling, still bright, clean and clear. LOVELY. SCARCE MANUSCRIPT SCORE by 15 YEAR-OLD MEL TORMÉ. Very Good

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        Follonica ed altri 14 capitoli ad umore amoroso

      Genova: Emiliano degli Orfini, , 1940. Brossura (wrappers). Molto Buono (Very Good). Riproduzione di 16 piccoli disegni in nero di Bartolini all'inizio di ciascun capitolo. Copia personale dell'Autore con numerose correzioni e varianti autografe a penna alla prefazione, al testo e alle illustrazioni. 8vo. pp. 202. Molto Buono (Very Good). Prima edizione (First Edition).

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        COLONEL CROCKETT

      [New York, 1940. Fine. This wonderful image is a mid-20th-century impression from a plate originally engraved by Charles Stuart in 1839, after a contemporary painting by John Gadsby Chapman. Davy Crockett (1786-1836), frontiersman, Indian fighter, and defender of the Alamo, is an archetypal hero of the early United States. From his activities as a scout for Andrew Jackson during the War of 1812, through his service in the Tennessee legislature and the United States House of Representatives, to his death at the Alamo in 1836, his fame grew ever larger. Chapman (1808- 89) met Crockett in the early 1830s and executed a portrait study of him. Crockett was very conscious of his public image as a frontiersman, and worked hard to foster that image while serving as a Congressman from Tennessee. When Chapman's original painting was done, in 1834, Crockett was contemplating a run for the Presidency in the next election. After Crockett's death Chapman worked the study into a full-length portrait. It was exhibited in the fall of 1838 at the Apollo Gallery in New York, an exhibition space that had been founded by a group of artists including Chapman. That painting was acquired by the state of Texas and hung in the capitol in Austin, where it was later destroyed by fire. Chapman painted another version of the portrait, which now hangs in the Harry Ransom Research Center at the University of Texas in Austin. The present engraving states: "New York. Published at the Apollo, 1839." A catalogue issued by the Apollo Gallery in October 1839 describes an engraved version of the present image. Charles Stuart was a mezzotint engraver working in New York at the same time. In the portrait Crockett stands in his buckskins, looking to his left, his right arm outstretched, holding his broad-brimmed hat. In his left arm he cradles a long rifle, and a knife is tucked into his belt. Three obedient dogs gaze up at him, and he stands in a small clearing with a shock of wheat and some trees behind him. The original 1839 version of this print is so rare as to be unobtainable, and is lacking from most major institutional collections. The last we can trace for sale was one offered by The Old Print Shop on the front cover of the PORTFOLIO, in May 1963 for $200 (this at a time when the major Audubon prints were still in the three-figure range). A striking and lovely image of a central figure in the mythology of America.

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        Kanalparti Christianshavn / Kopenhagen. Kanalpartie mit Schiffen. Ölgemälde.

       1940 Bildmaß: 65 x 55 cm ( Öl auf Leinwand ). Rechts unten mit *Robert Pan, (19)40* signiert und datiert. ( Panitzsch signierte im Regelfall mit Robert Pan.) Verso auf dem Rahmen mit handschriftlicher Angabe: *Rob. Pan., Kanalparti Christianshavn 1940 Kopenhagen*. Das Bild von guter Erhaltung, der auf dem Pic noch abgebildete Rahmen wurde zwischenzeitlich entfernt . ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Panitzsch, Pan, Robert Pan, Kopenhagen, Christanshavn, google, Oil painting, canvas, Ölgemälde, Gemälde, Copenhagen, Dänemark, Dansk, Kanal, Hafen, København

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        For Whom The Bell Tolls

      New York , Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1940 - 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). . Rilegato tela, sovracoperta (cloth, dust jacket) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Manuscript Archive - Original War Propaganda Documents - Some Air Dropped for Distribution During War Periods

      Various - Europe & Asia, 1940. Archive of 77 propaganda documents from the 1940s to 1960s, mainly promoting political and war ideologies, including communism and fascism, but also endorsing and initiating women's liberation, gender equality, and peace campaigns. Countries represented in this collection include Germany, Czechoslovakia, Finland, France, Portugal, the Balkans, Hungary, Greece, China, Japan, India, Indonesia, Ethiopia, and United States of America. Single and double leafs, a wide array of documents of various sizes and languages, in typescript or illustrated print. The smallest document measures 3,5 x 6 cm, and the largest 21 x 33 cm. Occasional age-toning and creasing, otherwise in very good condition, a unique document archive. A fascinating collection of documents distributed in several countries and propagandizing communism, nationalism, solidarity, political protests, also promoting social and feminist movements, civil rights campaigns, and even Gandhi's peace mission. Several are fervently advocating for or against specific political leaders, while some are soliciting political support. Several contain illustrations to incite an emotional response, as is the nature of propaganda. The majority deal with Communism, several being from China and Germany, although numerous nations are represented. Collectively these documents serve to illustrate the widespread impact of Communism throughout the world, and further form a captivating exhibit of the effectiveness and strategy of psychological warfare. Following are examples from the collection: Promoting Chiang Kai Shek (1887-1975), President of the Republic of China, "Generalissimo" in the Red Army, and influential member of the Chinese Nationalist Party Kuomintang (KMT), a full colour illustrates leaflet shows the Ten Day Celebrations taking place in front of the Presidential Office Building in Taipei, Taiwan, over which he presided in 1966. Propaganda against Amintore Fanfani (1908-1999), fascist and corporatist Italian politician, prominent democratic figure, and Prime Minister of Italy. He wrote for the official magazine of racism in Fascist Italy (La difesa della razza), and in 1938, he was among the 330 that signed the antisemitic Manifesto of Race which culminated into the laws that stripped the Italian Jews of any position in the government, university or professions which many previous had. Excerpt from the present propaganda leaf: "Un discorso che oggi Fanfani non vi farà... il fascismo non partì alla conquista dello Stato nel 1922 con un bagaglio dottrinale precostituito ed astratto... - Noi Giovani non crediamo a Fanfani. Voteremo contro la D.C. Voteremo Comunista." [A speech that Fanfani today will make... Fascism did not set out to conquer the state in 1922 with doctrinal baggage and preconceived abstract... - We do not believe in Young Fanfani. We will vote against the CD (Christian Democracy). We will vote Communist.] The oppressive Communist ruled era in Czechoslovakia is protested in a detailed double leaf pamphlet dated April 1954, illustrated, and headed "Free Europe." Intended to inform civilians with facts and statistics, in it the government is described as a deceitful regime that promised public elections for national committees, government parties, and even factory councils, but instead has brought about only social and economic problems. Excerpt: "Ssvobodna Evropa... Rezim si vymyslil politickou kampan: volby závodnich rad, volby Národnich vyboru, sjezd Strany. Stavet pro rodiny, ne pro stat... Dnesni ceskoslovensky rezim stal od unora 1948 pred problemem..." A French Communist Party document which was dropped by Communists over Paris and other cities during local elections in 1949 suggests home security and just tenancy, stating, "Un logis sain pour chaque Français. La Bataille de Loyers... Cette politique gouvernementale antiouvrière rend impossible la solution du problème des loyers... malgré le vote de la loi GRIMAUD, le 1e septembre 1948... Unissez-vous dans l'action communistes, socialistes, catholiques, patriotes et résistants... Le Parti Communiste Français." [A healthy home for every French civilian. The Rent Battle... This anti-workers government policy makes it impossible to solve the rent problem... despite the Grimaud law having been passed on 1 September 1948... Unite in the action of action communists, socialists, Catholics, patriots and resistors... The French Communist Party.] A second propaganda document printed by the French Communist Party makes an impassioned statement against Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970), founder of the Fifth Republic and 18th President of France, calling him a fascist and a conspirator who should be imprisoned. In Alverca do Ribatejo, Portugal, an Aeronautical Festival was held in Support of the National Women's Movement (1961-1974), an advertisement herein being headed "Festival Aeronáutico de Alverca a favor do Movimento Nacional Feminino." An illustrated leaflet dated 1962, with four young women pictured to recto, appears to be advocating the Women's Liberation Movement and women's education in China. A Second World War promotional advertisement for the Greek Hellenic Royal Airforce (EBA), soliciting young men to join for free. A 1954 communiqué from the Ministry of Commerce, Government of Greece, addressed to the residents of remote mountain villages, regarding food parcels which were to be which air dropped to them by the Hellenic Royal Air Force, as the regions had lost use of communications routes due to extreme winter conditions. Contemporary despatch from the Battle of Mindanao, dated 14 March 1945, four days after its start, on two separate leafs, one in Arabic and one in Indonesian script, announcing Japanese bombings, telling civilians that Arabia and Iran are allies, and warn them to stay away from Japanese. A 39 page Hungarian document printed containing the "Secret Speech" of Nikita Khrushchev (1894-1971), made at the 20th Congress of the Soviet Union's Communist Party, in which he vehemently condemned Joseph Stalin's reign and the 'cult of personality' which he fostered. Khrushchev describes a less repressive era of political reform, agricultural and educational projects. This document is titled: "Nyikita Szergejevics Hruscsov Beszéde a XX. Pártkongresszus titkos ülésén, 1956. február 24." Also from Hungary, is a double-sided document printed circa 1954 for the "Nemzeti Ellenállási Mozgalom," the National Resistance Movement which culminated into the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, a nationwide revolt against the government of the Hungarian People's Republic and its Soviet-imposed policies. On delicate rose-coloured paper, Japanese protesters speak against the United States of America and the imminent visit of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. In May and June of 1960 hundreds of thousands of Japanese civilians were engaged in some of the largest demonstrations in the nation's history, which, sometimes called the "Anpo" protests, is collectively considered to be the most significant political crisis of the postwar period. Erupting over the revision of a security treaty between Japan and the United States, titled the "Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security" ten million signed petitions against the treaty, thousands were injured, and one person was killed. The protests forced the cancellation of Eisenhower's planned visit to Japan, and the resignation of Conservative prime minister Kishi Nobusuke. Promoting militant frontier defence of Soviet occupied East Germany, the former German Democratic Republic (DDR - Deutsche Demokratische Republik) which was a state from 1949-1990, this leaf is headed "Gedanke eines Grenzjägers. 20 Jahre Bundesgrenzschutz" [Ideas of a frontier hunter. 20 years Federal. ] A message from Leonid Brezhnev (1906-1982) General Secretary of the Central Committee (CC) of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, made at the Seventh Congress of the Socialist Unity Party Germany in Berlin, 1967, proclaiming Soviet support of the Eastern Bloc state known as the German Democratic Republic during the Cold War. Excerpt: "Immer daran denken... Das Zentralkomitee der Kommunistischen Partei der Sowjetunion und die Sowjetregierung haben mich ermächtigt, von der Tribüne Ihres Parteitages aus nach einmal zu erklären, dass uns die Rechte und die Interessen der DDR..." A communiqué in both Hindi and Urdu dated 13 May 1947 which was air dropped over Jubbulpore by the Royal Indian Air Force during a period of heavy rioting, and which announces the Gandhi-Jinnah appeal for peace. Signed by the two parties, the document denounces use of force for political gain, and great disappointment over "recent acts of lawlessness and violence that have brought utmost disgrace to the fair name of India and the greatest misery to innocent people..." Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated only months later in January 1948. Three documents from Abyssinia in 1941 with extensive text printed in Amharic script, and featuring the iconic lion of Judah. One document has the crowned lion and colours of the Ethiopian Empire's flag of 1897-1974. An ephemeral election advertisement for José Norton de Matos, soliciting votes for the post of President of the Movement of Democratic Unity (a Portuguese democratic organization) of 1949. Portugal was then under the dictatorial rule of the Estado Novo regime. The election was rigged, Novo denying Norton de Matos to freely advertise his message, also denying a close inspection of votes. Norton de Matos withdrew from the election on February 12, 1949. Propaganda is a form of communication, often biased or misleading in nature aimed at influencing and altering the attitude of a population toward some cause, position or political agenda in an effort to form a consensus to a standard set of belief patterns. A form of Psychological warfare (PSYWAR), a term used "to denote any action which is practiced mainly by psychological methods with the aim of evoking a planned psychological reaction in other people," such tactics have also been known as psychological operations (PSYOP), Psy Ops, Political Warfare, "Hearts and Minds," and MISO (Military Information Support Operations). The start of modern psychological operations in war is generally dated to the First World War. By that point, Western societies were increasingly educated and urbanized, and mass media was available in the form of large circulation newspapers and posters. Propaganda was transmitted to the enemy via the use of airborne leaflets or through explosive delivery systems like modified artillery or mortar rounds. At the start of the war, the belligerents, especially the British and Germans, began distributing propaganda, both domestically and on the Western front. In August 1914, David Lloyd George appointed Charles Masterman MP, to head a Propaganda Agency at Wellington House. A distinguished body of literary talent was enlisted for the task, with its members including Arthur Conan Doyle, Ford Madox Ford, G. K. Chesterton, Thomas Hardy, Rudyard Kipling and H. G. Wells. Over 1,160 pamphlets were published during the war and distributed to neutral countries, and eventually, to Germany. One of the first significant publications, the Report on Alleged German Outrages of 1915, had a great effect on general opinion across the world. The pamphlet documented atrocities, both actual and alleged, committed by the German army against Belgian civilians. Dutch illustrator, Louis Raemaekers, provided highly emotional drawings which appeared in the pamphlet. In 1917, the bureau was subsumed into the new Department of Information and branched out into telegraph communications, radio, newspapers, magazines and the cinema. At the start of the Second World War, the British set up the Political Warfare Executive to produce and distribute propaganda. Through the use of powerful transmitters, broadcasts could be made across Europe. Sefton Delmer managed a successful black propaganda campaign through several radio stations which were designed to be popular with German troops while at the same time introducing news material that would weaken their morale under a veneer of authenticity. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill made use of radio broadcasts for propaganda against the Germans. The German dictator "H" however had been was greatly influenced by the psychological tactics of warfare the British had employed during WWI, attributing Germany's defeat to the effects this propaganda had on the soldiers. He became committed to the use of mass propaganda to influence the minds of the German population in the decades to come. Joseph Goebbels was appointed as Propaganda Minister when "H" came to power in 1933, and he portrayed the German leader as a messianic figure for the redemption of the country. While the term propaganda has acquired a strongly negative connotation associated with manipulation, aggression, slander or aggressive politics, in its original sense propaganda was neutral and could refer to uses that were generally positive, such as public health recommendations, signs encouraging citizens to participate in a census or election, or messages encouraging persons to report crimes to law enforcement. One example here is the Ghandi-Jinnah appeal for peace. . Very Good.

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        Boothbay Boatyard, Maine.

      Robinhood, Me., ca. late 1940s. - Watercolor. Matted. 17.25 x 21.5 inches. Signed. Provenance: Estate of the artist. Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1919, Jason Schoener came from a family of distinguished American artists. He was the nephew of sculptor/painter William Zorach and his wife, painter Marguerite Zorach. Beginning in 1939, Schoener spent his summers at the Zorach family farm in Georgetown, Me., where he studied art with his Uncle William. After service in the Pacific during WWII, Schoener served as an instructor, department chairman, and dean at California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA. Schoener's other teaching assignments included Mills College in Oakland, California, and the Athens Technological Institute in Greece. Meanwhile, Schoener continued to use his Georgetown and then Robinhood homes Me. as a summer studio. Over the span of almost two decades, Schoener had several solo exhibitions at the Midtown Gallery on East 57th Street in New York City. His works are in many museum and private collections, including the Oakland Museum and the Whitney Museum in New York. He died in 1997. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        I Work Here: An Archive of 82 Photographic Identity Badges

      Ardsley, NY: G. & G. Precision Works, Inc.. Archive of 82 metal pinbacked Identity badges from the G. & G. Precision Works company, based in Ardsley, New York, and dating from close to the company's founding, circa 1940. 80 badges contain a photograph; two are designated "Temporary Workers" and show only that printed designation. A military subcontractor, the firm employed a perhaps not surprisingly diverse work force, with a substantial percentage of the employees being either African-American or women, as was common during World War Two. The badge are 2 inches in diameter; the subjects are not named, nor are they identified by number. All of the badges are in very good if not excellent condition, with little to none of the clouding or damage to the image usually encountered, and with only one or two exceptions the pinbacks are in solid working order. It seems likely that the archive represents the complete work force, at least at one point in time. While there are a great many badges of this type in circulation, it is unusual to have them in this number, from a single emploter, and in such generally high grade condition.

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        The Great Profile (Nearly complete set of 96 set design photographs from the 1940 film)

      Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1940. Nearly complete set of 96 vintage set design photographs, each numbered from 1 to 97 (photo No. 39 is missing), from the 1940 film. From the collection of set decorator Thomas Little. Barrymore lampoons himself as a famous actor given over to drink. Unlike the ending to Barrymore's real-life story, the actor's leading lady returns to save him. Two-hole punch at the left margin of each photograph. 8 x 10 inches (20 x 25 cm). Some horizontal curl to the photos, some shallow corner creasing to the last 6-7 photos, else Near Fine.

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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, .45 1940 - 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. 20000 gr. Schlagworte: Geschichte - FaschismusZeitschriftenNeueingänge - Geschichte / Kulturgeschichte [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Rugged Flanks of the Caucasus

      Oxford University Press, London 1940 - 2 4to volumes. Vol 1: 272 pp, ill, 2 fold out maps. Vol 2: 318 pp, ill, 1 fold out map in front and another in rear. Most ill. appear to be photogravures. Other maps, most folding, also in text. For almost his entire life Baddeley traveled throughout Russia, especially in little, known, remote and inaccessible regions. He studies the people, their manners and customs as well as the geography and archaeology of the regions. Covers his early journeys around Kazbek, the Galgais and in Vol 2 around Daghestan, Ossetia and Digoria. Appendix, index, bibliography. A lovely, crisp copy. Appears never to have been read. Very tight in orig. binding. Corners sharp with no wear whatsoever. Corners sharp. Internally fine and externally certainly near fine. Printed on fine paper. A copy that has indeed been well cared for. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tin Pan Alley (Original screenplay for the 1940 film)

      Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1940. Final Script for the 1940 film musical, "Tin Pan Alley," directed by Walter Lang, based on the story "Life is a Song" by Pamela Harris, written for the screen by Robert Ellis and Helen Logan, and starring Alice Faye, Betty Grable, Jack Oakie, and John Payne. In a pairing that would a few years later been nearly impossible to pull off, Faye and Grable play a singing-sister act on the vaudeville circuit. Ambitious singer-songwriter Skeets Harrigan (John Payne) sense star potential in Faye, resulting in a great deal of ill will prior to the inevitable happy ending (Hal Erickson). All the songs heard in the film were popular during the period it depicts, including "Moonlight Bay," "Honeysuckle Rose," and "Goodbye Broadway, Hello France." Winner of the Academy Award for Best Musical Score. Light brown studio wrappers, stamped SHOOTING FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped project No. 566 and copy No. 54, dated August 15, 1940, and with the holograph file notation "Env. 1333" at the top right corner. Distribution page present, with receipt removed. Title page present, with credits for screenwriters Logan and Ellis. 147 leaves with an additional 4 pages of retakes, mimeograph, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 8/21/40 and 10/17/40 Pages and wrapper Very Good plus, bound with three gold brads.

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        Trattato di Architettura tipografica.

      Torino, Frassinelli, 1940 / 1. PRIMA EDIZIONE. In 8vo (cm. 34); copertina rigida originale; pp. 220, (6). Con moltissime illustrazioni di caratteri, specimen, ecc. Axs

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        Hamlet

      Random House 1940 - First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful dustjacket that is rich in color with light wear to the edges. This original First Printing dustjacket has the price present on the front flap. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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