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        Oor Wullie 1940 First Annual

      DC Thomson, UK 1940 - Oor Wullie 1940 First Annual DC Thomson Dudley D Watkins. 4to pictorial card covers. Illustrated throughout by Dudley D Watkins. Light browning to margins of preliminary pages, covers remain bright, no loose or damaged pages. Scarce. Further images on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Hamlet

      1940 - FAULKNER, William. The Hamlet. New York: Random House, 1940. Octavo, original black cloth, original dust jacket. $5000.First trade edition of the first novel in the acclaimed and popular Snopes trilogy, in original dust jacket.The Hamlet was the only novel Faulkner published between Absalom, Absalom! (1936) and Knight's Gambit (1949). The critical response was very positive: Malcolm Cowley considered it Faulkner's best work since Sanctuary, while The New York Times hailed it as "nothing short of superbâ€"subtle and yet direct, humorous, homely, brilliantly evocative of a decaying South in the generation after the Civil War… In this book he is unsurpassable." Preceded by the signed limited edition of only 250 copies. Petersen A.221b. Brodsky 213. Bruccoli & Clark I:123. Blotner, 416. Book fine, dust jacket bright and lovely with only most minor wear to extremities. A nearly fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Over My Dead Body

      Collins Crime Club, London 1940. First Edition, in original Collins Crime Club orange cloth with black titles to the spine. VG+ clean and bright showing some bumpingand edges a little dusty. In VG+ original 7/6 dustwrapper showing overall slight wear, rubbing, slightest fading to spine and very small pieces or archival tape to rear. A couple of feint stins to verso. The text block is clean, bright and tight. Dated 1940 on verso of title page. Still a superb example in first issue dustwrapper. This is part of a collection of Collins Crime Club which we are listing. 9014

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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.

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        REVUE DES ETUDES ANCIENNES TOME XLII

      MELANGES RADET 1940 - RO20148420: 710 pages. Ecritures sur la première page. In-8 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 840-Littératures des langues romanes. Littérature française [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        IL CROCIATO NERO. Gli Albi del Vittorioso n.10, Supplemento al n. 21 de ?Il Vittorioso?.

      Il Vittorioso 1940 In - 4 p. (mm. 295x290), bross. orig. a colori (picc. restauro alla cucitura della cop.), spillato (ma rimosse le graffette metalliche), pp. 32. Cine - romanzo completo a colori di CAESAR; secondo romanzo a fumetti scritto dal celebre Gian Luigi Bonelli. Nel ns. esempl.: prima carta restaur. per strappetto margin., qualche alone al marg. bianco, altrimenti in buono stato.

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        JÜDISCHES NACHRICHTENBLATT: AUSGABE WIEN. 1940: NRS 66, 83, 86 & 105; 1941: NRS 20, 22, 27, 29, 30/31, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 55, 56, 57, 59, 62, 63, 65, 67 (22 ISSUES TOTAL)

      Vienna, Jüdischen Kultusgemeinde 1940-41 - 1st edition. Folio. Newspaper. Illustrated throughout. Includes many advertisements and numerous personal family announcements. Following the Kristallnacht pogroms of November 1938, Jewish life in Germany and Austria was even further curtailed and all remaining Jewish newspapers were shut down by the government. In their place, the Nazi Party ordered the creation of a single, new Jewish newspaper, "Das Jüdische Nachrichtenblatt, " that would be directly under Gestapo control. It was published concurrently in Berlin, Vienna and Prague and was occupied to a large extent with announcing the ever-increasing number of anti-Semitic discriminations, orders and exclusions imposed by the Reich government. Over the course of its history, the editors of the Jüdische Nachrichtenblatt were Leo Kreindler (1938-42) and Willi Pless (1942-43) . The Berlin edition ran from the 23rd November, 1938 until the final issue of 4th June 1943. The Prague edition continued until 1945. In a ghoulish twist of Nazi irony, Gentiles were forbidden from reading the Jüdische Nachrichtenblatt yet the newspaper's targeted readership, the Jews, were literally hounded to their deaths by the very authorities who presided over the newspaper's ownership! See Reiner Burger, Von Goebbels Gnaden: "Jüdisches Nachrichtenblatt" 1938-1943 (2001) . A mixed collection of 102 issues from Berlin and Prague sold at auction in 2015 for 9225.00 USD. Paper is in outstanding condition, far better than generally found for newsprint of the era. Some issued trimmed at margins, occasionaly touching a letter or two, but with no loss of text. Very Good Condition overall (kh-5-48) [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Kitty Foyle The Natural History Of A Woman

      RKO Radio Pictures 1940 - This is an Original Theatrical Release 27" x 41" Movie Poster of the film Kitty Foyle, starring Ginger Rogers in her Academy Award-Winning Performance. Poster is in VG to Fine Condition, is linen backed and has been professionally archive mounted in a dual accent frame with museum glass. The stated price includes domestic shipping with insurance included. However, local pick up will result in a discounted price. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Masters of the Parachute Mail

      Herbert Jenkins, 1940. Hardcover. Good/No Dustjacket. 1940. 254 pages. No dust jacket. Peach cloth with black lettering.Firm binding. Moderate foxing, tanning and handling marks with inscription of previous owners name at front endpaper. Faint pencil marking at rear endpaper with intermittent dog-eared corners. Scuffing along block-edge with speckling at front and rear.Moderate rubbing and scuffing along spine. Noticeable bumping, rubbing and scuffing to spine ends and to corners with noticeable rubbing, scuffing, tanning and wear along edges and over surfaces.

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        COLLECTED POEMS OF ROBERT FROST with AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT POEM

      Halcyon House (1940), New York - Third Printing. This copy has been SIGNED by the author and INSCRIBED "For Daniel Smythe/Boston December 1940" with the complete eight-line poem "The Pasture," the first poem in the book, entirely in the poet's hand on the front endpaper. Interestingly Frost appears to have made a mistake at the beginning of the penultimate line and, though neatly done, it is clear that he erased a word or two and wrote over it. "The Pasture" is one of Frost's best known poems and not commonly encountered, complete, in manuscript form. Near Fine in a complete, Good dustwrapper [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Die sechs beruhmten Maler der Ch\'ing-Dynastie - Wang Shih-mim, Wang Chien, Wu Li, Wang Hui, Yün Shou-p\'ing, Wang Yüan-ch\'i. (Selected Chinese Paintings by Six Master Painters of the Ch\'ing Dynasty)

      Leipzig, E. A. Seemann, 1940. 4° 4°, 33 x 24 cm. 107 Seiten Text im Broschüre u. alle 58 Bilder mit Seidenpapier in losen Tafeln, davon 2 mehrfach gefaltet, zusammen mit Seidenhemdchen in OHalbleinenkassette (leicht bestoßen) mit goldgeprägtem RTitel u. montiertem goldenen VDeckelschild. Untere Ecke der Kassette leicht bestoßen, ansonsten sehr gutes Exemplar. (4°, 33 x 24 cm. A 107-page book and complete 58 paintings on loose plates - 2 folded - contained in portfolio. In fine condition and with tissue guards.) Very fine, almost perfect copy! Versand D: 5,00 EUR Chinesische Kunst, Malerei

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat an der Uni München]
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        Historia de la Segunda Republica Española. 4 Volumenes. 1ª edicion

      Destino, Barcelona 1940 - cubiertas editorialesdel Tomo I, II y IV, con pequeñas pérdidas en lomera, Tomo III encuadernado en tela con tejuelo, interior bien conservado láminas fotográficas, . 1464 págs.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA EPOPEYA]
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        Original drawing for a New Yorker magazine cartoon, pen and wash

      [New York] 1940 - Pen and ink and wash, signed "Wm. Steig" (lower left). 1 vols. 7 x 6 in. A husband seated on his bed of nails imperiously summons his stubborn wife to join him on hers. "William Steig is the doyen of New Yorker artists, having contributed to the magazine since 1930. He is the author of more than forty books, including many beloved children's books. His drawings and watercolors are in the permanent collections of numerous museums ?" (The New Yorker, Dec. 15, 1997). This is a vintage example of the work of one of the magazine's most beloved artists, whose popularity has never waned. Pen and ink and wash, signed "Wm. Steig" (lower left). 1 vols. 7 x 6 in [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        That Night in Rio [The Road to Rio] (Original screenplay for the 1941 film)

      Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1940. Revised Final Script for the 1941 film musical, "That Night in Rio" (here under the working title, "The Road to Rio"), directed by Irving Cummings, based on the 1934 play, "The Red Cat" by Rudolph Lothar and Hans Adler, written for the screen by Jessie Ernst, George Seaton, Bess Meredyth, Hal Long, and Samuel Hoffenstein (with only Seaton and Hoffenstein credited here), and starring Alice Faye, Don Ameche, and Carmen Miranda. A musical remake of "Folies Bergere" (1936), which was in turn based on the 1934 Broadway play, "The Red Cat." Another grand entry in Fox's canon of stellar Technicolor musicals from the 1930s and 1940s, with Ameche playing a dual role (husband and lover), Carmen Miranda in full South American splash mode, and Alice Faye left to decide what to do. Red studio wrappers, stamped REVISED SHOOTING FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped project No. 589 and copy No. 127, dated Nov. 13, 1940, and with holograph file notation "Env. #1350" at the top right corner. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. Title page present, with credits for Seaton and Hoffenstein. 143 leaves, mimeograph, with a few blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 11/16/40 and 11/29/40. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound with three gold brads.

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        Portrait Of Jennie

      New York, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940 Stated First Edition. Dated 1940 On The Title Page With 1940 Marked Out On The Copyright Page. Stated: This First Edition Of "Portrait Of Jennie" By Robert Nathan Which Appeared Serially In Fall 1939 Issues Is Presented To You With The Compliments Of Redbook Magazine. The Book Is Bound In Light Orange Cloth With Black Lettering And Decoration On The Spine. Black Stamped Decoration On The Front. The Top Edges Are Dyed Black. The Book Has Minor Wear And The Pages Have Tanned. The Unclipped Jacket ($2.00) Is Worn And Has Small Chips And Tears. The Spine Is Lightly Sunned.

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        L'Ile d'Anticosti. Whose Wild and Barbaric Charm has Attracted Ardent Fisherman from All the World

      Hartford, Ct: Privately printed, 1940. First edition thus, ONE OF 150 COPIES (50 in full calf, 100 in wrappers). Foreword by Eugene E. Wilson. 9 mounted color plates, large folding map of the Island in rear pocket. xvii, [3], 101, [3] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original full brown calf - one of 50 thus -- with gilt-stamped name "John Byrne" on upper cover. Spine slightly rubbed. First edition thus, ONE OF 150 COPIES (50 in full calf, 100 in wrappers). Foreword by Eugene E. Wilson. 9 mounted color plates, large folding map of the Island in rear pocket. xvii, [3], 101, [3] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. ONE OF 50. Adaptation by Wilson of Schmitt's MONOGRAPHIE DE L'ILE D'ANTICOSTI (Paris, 1904), the first three chapters being translated by two scholars; the fifth chapter compiled by Wilson "from descriptions submitted by men who long have fished and loved Anticosti's streams" Bruns W-132 (giving erroneous date of 1939); Bibliotheca Salmo Salar 119

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        Stag at Bay (Two scripts for the play and unproduced film)

      N.p.: N.p., N.d.. Two scripts for "Stag at Bay" by Charles MacArthur and Nunnally Johnson, from Johnson's estate. Johnson was a screenwriter, director, and producer, and highlights of his 40 year career include "The Grapes of Wrath" (1940), "The Three Faces of Eve" (1957), and "The Dirty Dozen" (1967). Womanizing screen idol Bart Starling escapes from the Lazy Meadows Health Farm, where he has been sent to dry out by his agent, and shows up at an all-girls boarding school hoping to reconcile with his long-lost daughter, a meeting that is complicated by his interest in the school's statuesque physical education teacher, Helga. Draft script for the stage play by Johnson and MacArthur. The play, based on two incidents in the life of John Barrymore, was slated for a Broadway debut, staring Frederick March and Ingrid Bergman, in 1942 but was canceled when Barrymore died. Johnson and MacArthur continued to revise the work until MacArthur's death in 1956. The play was considered lost until it was discovered among MacArthur's papers at Florida State University, where it debuted in 1974, and subsequently gone on to a number of repertoire and off-Broadway productions. Blue studio wrappers printed with logo of the William Morris Agency, noted as copy No. 19, undated but circa 1956. Title page present with credits for screenwriters Nunnally and MacArthur. 113 leaves, mechanically reproduced. Pages Fine, wrapper Near Fine, internally bound with three gold brads. Draft typescript for an unproduced film, with a couple of brief notations by screenwriter Johnson, based on the play by Johnson and Charles MacArthur. While this script is the same story as the play Johnson collaborated on with MacArthur, the dialog is completely different, and it is clearly a screenplay rather than play script. Given that the script is dated from the time after MacArthur's death when the play was lost, and that credit on the screenplay is for Johnson only, it is likely that this script represents a solo attempt by Johnson to rewrite and revive the material for the screen. Black studio wrappers, with a printed label noting the film title and with credit for screenwriter Johnson. Title page present, carbon, dated June 1964, with credit for screenwriter Johnson. 143 watermarked leaves, typed, with notations throughout. Pages Fine, wrapper Near Fine, internally bound with three gold brads. Complete collation available on request.

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        Mandrill" originale Kohlezeichnung ca.51,5x35,5cm (Darstellung/Image size) auf Zeichenpapier (56x43cm) handschriftlich betitelt und monogrammiert "K B" um 1940

      - Das dynamische und ausdrucksstarke Blatt an den Rändern mit Kleberesten ehemaliger Montierung und insgesamt etwas wellig; die Darstellung papier- wie lichtbedingt gebräunt.

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        I Married Adventure

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First edition, first printing. Signed and inscribed to previous owner by Osa Johnson on pictorial front free end paper. Near Fine. Light rubbing to cloth. Very light shelf lean. Previous owner details in ink on front free end paper. Pages toned, but text is clean. A very fresh copy, in much nicer shape than normally found in. Signed by Osa Johnson.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Svet tezních vezí a zelezáren

      Prague: Neubert a Synové 1940 - Octavo, wrappers, 44pp. "The World of Mining Towers & Ironworks," a study of contemporary heavy industry with photography by Vladimir Hipman throughout. Hipman (1908-1976) was a renowned commercial photographer influenced by the Neue Sachlichkeit and focused on Czech industry from the 1930s to the 1950s. This is a rare photobook with some of his finest compositions. It was published by the prestigious Neubert & Sons who specialized in fine photogravures. Rare, with one library copy found in North America. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael Fagan Fine Art & Rare Books]
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        Lot of 47 United States Hydrographic Office Charts of the Philippine Islands

      Washington, D.C.: U.S. Navy Hydrographic Office.. Ca. 1940-1952. Various editions.. TOTAL OF 47 CHARTS, sheets vary from approx. 27 x 21 inches to 30 x 50 inches (one is 22 x 18 inches), folded as issued. There are less than 10 maps with significant faults, all the other maps are in good to very good condition. The main map of the islands (#4200) has a crease at top right and lower left, the right margin is soiled with paper loss and a split just enters the map, small stain approx. 2 inches along right fold, soiling on verso. Two maps have paper loss to margins just affecting the border of the charts; approximately 4 other maps have some tears into the map area and soiling. Map numbers from 4200 to 4720. There are 2 duplicates: of #4229 and 4604. This lot represents an extensive mapping of the Philippine coasts and coastal area. Charts mark soundings in fathoms or feet and various natural and man-made features of the coastal area. One of the maps is not a Hydrographic Office map; it is titled 'Seventh Amphibious Force Anchorage Chart. Philippine Islands. Cavite.' PRICE IS FOR THE LOT OF MAPS. .

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        The Devil and Miss Jones (Original screenplay for the 1941 film)

      Santa Monica: RKO Radio Pictures, 1940. Final script for the 1941 screwball comedy film. A key film in the American screwball comedy cycle, with proletarian elements deftly woven into a hilarious, smart, and blizzard-paced story. Nominated for two Academy Awards, including Best Screenplay. Cantankerous tycoon John P. Merrick (Charles Coburn) goes undercover as a shoe clerk at his own New York department store to identify agitators trying to form a union, after seeing a newspaper picture of his employees hanging him in effigy. He befriends fellow clerk Mary Jones (Jean Arthur) and her recently fired boyfriend Joe O'Brien (Robert Cummings), a labor union organizer. Through his firsthand experiences, he grows more sympathetic to the needs of his workers, while finding unexpected love with sweet-natured clerk Elizabeth Ellis (Spring Byington). Pink studio wrappers, noted as FINAL SCRIPT on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 112, dated November 26, 1940, with credits for screenwriter Krasna. Holograph pencil notations on the front wrapper indicating that the script should be returned to the Warner Brothers Story Department. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. Title page integral with the first page of the text, with credits for screenwriter Krasna. 182 leaves, mimeograph, with blue revision pages at the verso, dated 3/4/41 and 3/6/41. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good bound with three gold brads.

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        Walt Disney's Fantasia

      Simon & Schuster, New York 1940 - 153pp. Quarto [33 cm] gray cloth with the title stamped in blue on the front board and backstrip. Good. Crayon scribbles to rear board and endsheets and pastedowns. Lacks the uncommon jacket. Hinges going. A wonderful copy of the book that was published to accompany the movie, that is signed by thirteen people (including Walt Disney) that all worked at Walt Disney studios in the 1940s. All of the inscriptions are to Jodie [Ferguson] Brudge, who was a secretary at Disney Studios, and upon her leaving (to get married, raise family, etc.) she asked those that she worked with to inscribe her copy of Fantasia, and several did, and included some really lovely illustrations and many include warm and heartfelt inscriptions.Inscribed by Walt Disney on the title page: "To Jodie Best Wishes Walt Disney". Page [10] has an original full-color illustration by Milt Banta of a card game between Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Milt Banta, with the inscription "Best Wishes Always Milt Banta." Page [14] has a full page original illustration by Russ Dyson of a "ye olde family tree" for the Ferguson [Jodie] and Dyson branches. On the Dyson branch is a self-portrait of Dyson as a bird, with the inscription: "I Hope the Ferguson Branch Doesn't grow any Larger! Good Luck - Russ Dyson 1/18/46." Page [57] has an original watercolor of a tree branch and paint container, and the inscription: "Jodie - If you ever run across any automatic paint brushes like these - let me know. - Claude Coats."Page [82] has a twenty-six line inscription that is warm and thoughtful from Ben [Sharpsteen].Page [95] has an original color illustration of a frog fishing and the inscription: "An 'Good Fishin' to you all the time - Jodie. Hugh Hennesy"Page [102] has an original color illustration of a self-portrait of Bill Berg, with the inscription "Good Bye Jodie - We'll Miss You!!! Bill Berg."Page [118] has an original illustration of a self-portrait of Jerry Hathcock waking from a nightmare, with the inscription: "Gad!! What a Nightmare! Maybe Jodie is smart to leave. Good Bye + Good Luck, Jerry Hathcock."Page [119] has an original illustration of a bouquet of flowers, that has been drawn into the hand/wing of the printed ostrich, with the inscription: "Best Luck and Good Wishes Jodie. Phil Barber."Page [121] has an original illustration of a self-portrait of J. Eric Gurney who is holding a banner that reads: "Best Wishes to Jodie." The opposite end of the banner is being held by the printed hippopotamus.Page [126] has an original illustration of a self-portrait of Nick Nichols (being held aloft by the printed elephant), with the inscription: "Bye Bye Jodie Come Back And Work For Me Again. Best Nick Nichols."Page [159] has an original full-page illustration of Jodie as a centaurette, with the inscription: "G'bye Now. Lots of Luck an' Stuff to Jodie. George Rowley." The verso of the rear free endsheet contains an original illustration of a guitar player in a pancho and sombrero with the inscription: " Good Luck Jodie. William de la Torre." [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Walt Disney's Fantasia

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1940. 153pp. Quarto [33 cm] gray cloth with the title stamped in blue on the front board and backstrip. Good. Crayon scribbles to rear board and endsheets and pastedowns. Lacks the uncommon jacket. Hinges going. A wonderful copy of the book that was published to accompany the movie, that is signed by thirteen people (including Walt Disney) that all worked at Walt Disney studios in the 1940s. All of the inscriptions are to Jodie [Ferguson] Brudge, who was a secretary at Disney Studios, and upon her leaving (to get married, raise family, etc.) she asked those that she worked with to inscribe her copy of Fantasia, and several did, and included some really lovely illustrations and many include warm and heartfelt inscriptions.Inscribed by Walt Disney on the title page: "To Jodie Best Wishes Walt Disney". Page [10] has an original full-color illustration by Milt Banta of a card game between Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Milt Banta, with the inscription "Best Wishes Always Milt Banta." Page [14] has a full page original illustration by Russ Dyson of a "ye olde family tree" for the Ferguson [Jodie] and Dyson branches. On the Dyson branch is a self-portrait of Dyson as a bird, with the inscription: "I Hope the Ferguson Branch Doesn't grow any Larger! Good Luck - Russ Dyson 1/18/46." Page [57] has an original watercolor of a tree branch and paint container, and the inscription: "Jodie - If you ever run across any automatic paint brushes like these - let me know. - Claude Coats."Page [82] has a twenty-six line inscription that is warm and thoughtful from Ben [Sharpsteen].Page [95] has an original color illustration of a frog fishing and the inscription: "An 'Good Fishin' to you all the time - Jodie. Hugh Hennesy"Page [102] has an original color illustration of a self-portrait of Bill Berg, with the inscription "Good Bye Jodie - We'll Miss You!!! Bill Berg."Page [118] has an original illustration of a self-portrait of Jerry Hathcock waking from a nightmare, with the inscription: "Gad!! What a Nightmare! Maybe Jodie is smart to leave. Good Bye + Good Luck, Jerry Hathcock."Page [119] has an original illustration of a bouquet of flowers, that has been drawn into the hand/wing of the printed ostrich, with the inscription: "Best Luck and Good Wishes Jodie. Phil Barber."Page [121] has an original illustration of a self-portrait of J. Eric Gurney who is holding a banner that reads: "Best Wishes to Jodie." The opposite end of the banner is being held by the printed hippopotamus.Page [126] has an original illustration of a self-portrait of Nick Nichols (being held aloft by the printed elephant), with the inscription: "Bye Bye Jodie Come Back And Work For Me Again. Best Nick Nichols."Page [159] has an original full-page illustration of Jodie as a centaurette, with the inscription: "G'bye Now. Lots of Luck an' Stuff to Jodie. George Rowley." The verso of the rear free endsheet contains an original illustration of a guitar player in a pancho and sombrero with the inscription: " Good Luck Jodie. William de la Torre.

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        The Reluctant Dragon (Original screenplay, copy belonging to Disney producer-director Ben Sharpsteen)

      Los Angeles: Walt Disney Productions / RKO Pictures, 1940. Final Shooting Script for the classic 1941 Disney film, "The Reluctant Dragon," based on the short story by Kenneth Grahame that originally appeared in the 1930 collection "Dream Days," directed by Alfred L. Werker, and starring Robert Benchley, Walt Disney, and a host of Disney's greatest animators. Copy belonging to Disney director and producer Ben Sharpsteen (with his name in holograph pencil at the top of the front wrapper), who contributed to over 30 Disney features between 1934 and 1960, including "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (1937), "Fantasia" (1940), "Pinnochio" (1940), "Dumbo" (1941), and "Cinderella" (1950). "The Reluctant Dragon" was the first Disney animated feature to include live-action footage, a behind-the-scenes documentary about the studio's animation process including the cartoon short of the title, which in later years was often exhibited separately from this film. Robert Benchley stars as himself, a visitor to the Disney lot, where he intends to pitch an animated version of the children's fairy tale The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame to Walt Disney. Benchley wanders away from his studio-appointed guide and tours the facilities himself, where he sees various new cartoons in the process of being storyboarded, including a "Baby Weems" short. Benchley meets Clarence Nash (the voice of Donald Duck), famed Disney animator Ward Kimball, another "animator"(played by Alan Ladd), and Walt Disney himself before being corralled to Disney's screening room, where he is shown the company's new short, none other than "The Reluctant Dragon." In addition to being a landmark in animation development, the film has become perhaps the ultimate record of the Disney studio at work during its peak. Olive wrappers, with a white title label at the center of the front wrapper in manual type, noting that this Copy No. 104, the title, "Final Shooting Script," and a date of 9-30-40. Title page present, with a list of screenwriter credits that, interestingly, includes Benchley (who was not credited in the final film). 170 leaves, mimeograph, with blue revision pages throughout. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus with light yapping to the edges, bound with three silver screw-style brads. In a custom quarter leather clamshell box.

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        Herbstabend bei Soglio im Bergell mit Scioragruppe.. Orig.-Photographie ( 23 x 29 cm) auf Halbkarton (37 x 41 cm) montiert..

      ca.1940 Gerahmt, 23 x 29 cm, Schönes Exemplar Vorne vom Photographen von Hand betitelt und signiert («Albert Steiner. St. Moritz»). Albert Steiner (1877 -1965). Seit 1902 selbständiger Portraitphotograph in Genf. Mitarbeiter im Atelier des Berner Malers W. Küpfer in Bern. Ab 1913 Photograph in St. Moritz. Die Portrait- und vor alle die subtilen Landschaftsaufnahmen. die Steiner zum Teil über seinen Postkartenverlag vertrieb. machten in weltbekannt. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Photographie - Orig.-Photographie Helvetica - Graubünden

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        A Collection of Two Bob Hope Letters, One from Edward R. Murrow and Various Movie Stars in the 1940's

      - Ken White was a newspaper and radio personality in Denver in the late 1940's. Among the items in this collection addressed to him are: (1) 1tls. A Typed Letter Signed from Bob Hope on his letterhead, October 19, 1948, discusses a college poll hinting a religious attack. Speaks of mixup because of photographs because of an unnamed Denver "tightwad". Includes playful picture of Hope strangling Ken White. Also discusses a boil he got but says his golf game was better perhaps because of the altitude; (2) 1tls.Typed Letter signed from Bob Hope on his letterhead. November 9, 1948 discusses plight of Republicans in California after Truman's suprise victory in 1948.says now he may "start playing the black keys" (a reference to Civil Rights). (3) 1tls, Typed Letter on CBS letterhead signed by Edward R. Murrow (as "Ed") regarding their failure to meet when Murrow was in Denver and a script by White he felt would be better on a regional rathern than network station; (4) 34 page mimeographed radio script for KLZ station January 17, 1947. Marked Durante at top and inscribed below: "To Ken, Thanks for Everything, Jimmy Durante". A group of colorful Christmas cards from Bob Hope's family as well as Bing Crosby, Arthur Godfrey, Sammy Kaye, Ted Mack, Edgar Bergen and his pals Charlie and Mortimer.

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        Handzeichnung in Bleistift bzw. Kohle \" Marienbad \".

       Große Baumgruppe in ( laut rückwärtiger Ortsangabe ) \" Marienbad \". Links unten signiert und datiert \" G.Hacker, 1940 \". Blattgröße ( Höhe x Breite ): 48 x 38 cm. Das Blatt ist etwas fleckig, links auf 2 cm durchlaufend mit einer schwachen Falz ( offenbar war das Bild hier mal geknickt ), Papier teils etwas gebräunt ( bzw. schwach lichtrandig ). ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) ( Literatur: Thieme-Becker \" Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler, Leipzig 1922, Band 15, S. 410 \" : \" Maler in Düsseldorf, geb. 8.8.1865 in Dessau. Als Schüler Max Brückners erlernte er in Coburg die Theatermalerei und begleitete das Meininger Hoftheater auf dessen Auslandsreisen. Nach der Auflösung dieser Bühne kam Hacker als Lehrer für dekorative Malerei nach Straßburg im Elsaß an die neubegründete Kunstgewerbeschule, 1896 an das Stadttheater in Düsseldorf...Seine dekorative Malerei, die das Landschaftliche bevorzugt, fand viel Anerkennung, besonders die Festspieldekoration des Rheinischen Goethevereins. In Straßburg rührt von Hacker die Ausmalung des Zoologischen Instituts der Universität her. Mit flottgemalten Landschaftsbildern realistischer Art ist Hacker vielfach auf Ausstellungen, besonders in Düsseldorf, vertreten. \" Biographische Angaben: 1865: Hacker wurde am 8. August 1865 in Dessau als Sohn des Kammersängers Adolf Hacker und dessen Gattin Pauline, geb. Zschiesche, einer bedeutenden und berühmten Opernsängerin geboren.1882-1887: Eintritt in das Atelier der Prof. Gebr. Brückner in Coburg wo er die Technik der Theatermalerei erlernt und zum Lieblingsschüler Prof. Brückners avanciert, der damals für Bayreuth Wagners Parsifal ausstattet und für die Meininger unter Herzog Georgs Führung seine berühmten Ausstattungen schuf. 1887-1890: Von Herzog Georg II. an das Hoftheater in Meiningen berufen - Teilnahme an vielen Gastspielreisen. 1890-1896: Berufung nach Straßburg. 1893: Als Stipendiat der Stadt Straßburg nach Chicago zur Weltausstellung entsandt. 1896-1945: Mitglied des Künstlervereins \" Düsseldorfer Malkasten \", lange Jahre dort im Vorstand tätig. 1896-1899: Berufung an das Stadttheater in Düsseldorf. Schaffung zahlreicher Ausstattungen ( u.a. für die Festspiele des rheinischen Goethevereins ). 1904: Der Kunstverein erwirbt seine \" Eifellandschaft \". 1906: Ankauf des Aquarells \"Eifelhöhe mit Schafen\" durch Kaiser Wilhelm II. 1905: Festausschmückung Berlins zur Kronprinzenhochzeit.1907-1909: Leiter des Ausstattungswesens an der \" Bühne \". 1910: Verleihung der Goldenen Medaille für Kunst und Wissenschaft. 1914-1916:Teilnahme am Ersten Weltkrieg.1919: Lehrer für Bühnenmalerei an der Staatlichen Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf. 1927-1936: Zweite Amerikafahrt: Ausmalung einer großen Maschinenfabrik in Reading, P.A., sowie weitere Reisen ins In- und Ausland mit Planung und Ausführung verschiedenster Arbeiten und Aufträge. 1936: Bildausschmückung des Wartesaals III. Klasse im Düsseldorfer Hauptbahnhof ( im Zweiten Weltkrieg zerstört ). 1938: Eingangshalle des Duisburger Hauptbahnhofes. 1940: 3 große Dioramen für das Naturkunde-Museum der Stadt Dortmund. 1945: Am 5.12. Tod in Düsseldorf. Bis kurz vor seinem Tode beschäftigte ihn der Plan den Keller des im Krieg zerstörten \" Düsseldorfer Malkastens \" mit Fresken auszumalen um den Künstlern des Düsseldorfer Malkastens eine neue würdige Bleibe zu schaffen. ( 1968: Große Einzelausstellung im Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf *Palais Spee* / 1973: Große Verkaufsausstellung Galerie Paffrath, Düsseldorf, Königsallee 46 ). Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Hacker, Georg Hacker, Düsseldorf, Düsseldorfer Malerschule, Düsseldorfer Malkasten, Malkasten, Handzeichnungen, Marienbad

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        John F. Kennedy's Harvard Class of 1940 college yearbook, picturing him four times

      Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1940. 11" x 13.75". "Harvard's Class of 1940 yearbook, ""The Album of 1940,"" prteviously owned by Richard Barrett whose name is in gilt letters on the cover, 260 pages, 11"" x 13.75"". Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1940. Edge and spine wear, and at joint on verso of front free-endpaper. Internally sound. Fine condition. John Fitzgerald Kennedy is pictured on page 204 next to the list of the organizations, teams, and clubs in which he participated, ending with ""Field of Concentration: Government. Intended Vocation: Law."" JFK is also pictured on pages 141 (Crimson), 154 (Yacht Club), and 162 (Class Officers, Permanent Class Committee)."

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        Kamerad Rösch". Pastellzeichnung.

      1940. 1940 - (Bildgröße: 40 x 26,5 cm). (Blattgröße: 63 x 48 cm). Weißer Rahmen. Eines der wenigen naturalistischen Werke Spitzers, gemalt als Soldat am Oberrhein. - Werner Spitzer wurde am 10.03.1913 in Berlin geboren und starb am 18.10.2013 in Neckargartach. Erst spät fand er, inzwischen in Neckargartach wohnend, autodidaktisch zur Kunst und trat 1969 dem Künstlerbund Heilbronn bei. Seine Bilder malte er vor allem abstrakt-ornamental in unterschiedlichen Techniken. Er nahm an über 60 Gruppenausstellungen teil und hatte über 30 Einzelausstellungen im In- und Ausland. Als einziger deutscher Künstler wurde er 1971 in Brüssel bei der Ausstellung "Les Arts en Europe" mit einer Medaille ausgezeichnet.

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        o. T. [Flüchtlinge]. Oel auf Leinwand.

      1940 54 x 33 cm, Links unten monogr. u. dat. FM 1940. - Frans Masereel (1889-1972) bedeutender belgischer Grafiker. Zeichner und Maler. enger Freund von Stefan Zweig. der vor allem für seine beeindruckenden. von starken Emotionen geprägten Holzschnitte bekannt ist. Er vertrat in seiner Kunst einen konsequenten Humanismus. Er stellte die Menschen in ihrer Verlorenheit und Verlassenheit in der modernen Zivilisation dar. ohne indessen als Pessimist gelten zu können. Denn gleichzeitig lieferte er Beispiele für Handlungsmöglichkeiten. um dem Menschlichen in einer sich entmenschlichenden Welt den ihm gebührenden Platz zu sichern. Beispiele hierfür sind die 80 Holzschnitte \"Das Gesicht Hamburgs\" oder die 100 Holzschnitte des Zyklus \"Die Stadt\" (1925). 1919 erschien seine Folge von 167 Holzschnitten \"Mein Stundenbuch\". die in Deutschland 1920 von Kurt Wolff verlegt wurde. Eine Freundschaft verband ihn mit Henry Gowa. der ihn nach Saarbrücken holte. wo er von 1947 bis 1951 die Meisterklasse für Malerei an der neugegründeten Schule für Kunst und Handwerk leitete. Frans Masereel regte am 26. September 1953 gemeinsam mit den deutschen Künstlern HAP Grieshaber. Erich Heckel. Gerhard Marcks. Ewald Mataré. Otto Pankok. Max Pechstein. Karl Rössing und anderen in Zürich an. die \"XYLON Societé Internationale des Graveurs sur Bois\" zu gründen. Diese Gründung der Internationalen Vereinigung der Holzschneider XYLON wurde beschlossen und Masereel war ihr erster Präsident. 1956 schuf er ein weiteres großes Holzschnittwerk. 100 Blätter unter dem Titel \"Mijn Land\". 1964 erhielt Masereel den Kulturpreis des Deutschen Gewerkschaftsbundes. Eine Dauerausstellung von Masereel-Werken gibt es im Frans Masereel Centrum in Kasterlee bei Antwerpen. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Gemälde - vor 1945

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        A SPEECH BY THE PRIME MINISTER... IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, AUGUST 20th 1940.

      Baynard Press. London. 1940. FIRST EDITION. Printed stapled wraps. 16pp. (9.5 x 6 inches). A minor crease mark to top corner. Staples a bit rusted but still firm and some light foxing to the covers, as well as a couple of small red spots. Overall a bright, clean, better than very good copy of this fragile pamphlet. Housed in a felt lined clamshell box with black morocco spine, raised bands, decorated with Rampant Lion device in compartments, ruled and lettered in gilt. Black cloth on boards. ----- Printing and the mind of man. No.424 -----The Lion`s Voice. "If the Gettysburg Address is one of the most moving statements of democracy confronted by tragedy, Churchill`s historic exhortations are its equal in their ringing assertion of democracy confronting the seemingly irresistible forces of tyranny". First edition of Churchill`s famous rousing speech, commenting on the first months of the war and giving thanks to British Airmen. "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few".

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        Der österreichische Legionär / Aus Erinerungen und Archiv, aus Tagebüchern und Blättern mit zahlreichen Aufnahmen aus dem Bildarchiv der Österreichischen Legion

      Österreichische Verlagsgesellschaft, 1940 - XVI + 358 S. illustr. ohne Su. Einband berieben u. bestaubt u. fleckig, kanten bestoßen, Buchrücken beschädigt, einig. S. fleckig G1043 *.* Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1550 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Document Signed

      1940. From Norman Taurog's Log of Films Signed by 19 Members of the Cast and Crew of the 1940 Film "Little Nellie Kelly". 8 1/8" x 11". 1 page (recto and verso). Fine, fresh. Rare and unique! Signed on page 1 by: Judy Garland; George Murphy; Charles Winninger; Douglas McPhail; Henry Blair; Arthur Freed - Producer; Jack McGowan - Screenplay; Jack Mintz - Adaptation; Ray June - Cinematographer; Martin Stuart - Assistant Director; Jim Brock - Sound Technician; George B. Elder - Property Master; Signed on page 2 by: Eddie Croenweith - Still Photographer; Vicky Nichols - Wardrobe; Beth Haveliesser; Larry Keethe - Wardrobe; Charles E. Ennis - Script; Harry McFee - Art Director; "Little Nellie Kelly", based on George M. Cohan's musical, was released in 1940 with Judy Garland singing "Singin' in the Rain" 10 years before Gene Kelly made the song famous. This was Garland's first adult role.

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        Wind in the Willows, The

      1940. Arthur Rackham?'s ?"Wind in the Willows?"[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. GRAHAME, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows. With an Introduction by A.A. Milne & Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1940.Limited to 2,020 numbered copies (this copy being No. 582), signed by the designer, Bruce Rogers. Quarto (11 3/8 x 8 1/8 inches; 289 x 207 mm.). [2], 244, [2] pp. Sixteen mounted color plates. ?"Printed at the Walpole Printing Office…The edition was designed by and printed under the supervision of Bruce Rogers?" (Colophon).Original quarter pale yellow buckram over patterned paper boards, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. Spine darkened but still an excellent copy."The Wind in the Willows was not published in England until 1950, but it found two publishers, one for a de luxe edition (The Limited Editions Club, New York) and one for a trade edition (The Heritage Press, New York) in the United States posthumously in the year following Rackham?'s death. The book is a gentle delight, presenting sixteen illustrations which in no way fight with the more famous imaginative world created by Shepherd, although if Shepherd had not preceded him, then Rackham might have anthropomorphized his creatures even more. Several of the plates are delightful: the ?'Golden Day when the three heroes walked by the Caravan, Mole leading a happy horse?'; the placid Rat handing a hamper to put into a boat, a plate famous among Rackham lovers because it was the boat for which Rackham forgot to draw the oars, an omission which some see as significant in view of the artist?'s imminent death. Perhaps the most interesting picture is the frontispiece, which depicts the egocentric Toad levelled to the drab clothes of a no-pocket washerwoman, hopping about permissively, totally unequipped for the real contest. In the real world of people, like all egoists, animal or human, he is alien, and it is a typical piece of Rackhamerie that we should see two children laughing at the glum toad, not because he is a toad, but because he is obviously pretending to be something else.It is with a sense of a serious loss that one turns to the imprint of the de luxe edition in search of the familiar Rackham signature, and finds not the careful hand of Rackham, but that of the designer Bruce Rogers, who saw the book and Rackham?'s pictures through the press.?" (Gettings, Arthur Rackham. Pp. 168-169).?"This was the final book Arthur Rackham illustrated before his death in 1939?" (Riall, pp. 197-198).Bruce Rogers (1870 ?- 1957) was an American typographer and type designer, acclaimed by some as among the greatest book designers of the twentieth century. Rogers was known for his "classical" style of design, rejecting modernism, never using asymmetrical arrangements, rarely using sans serif type faces, favoring stolid roman faces such as Caslon and his own Centaur.

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        Mein Kampf

      München, Zentralverlag der NSDAP. Franz Eher Nachf. GmbH, 1940. 6. Auflage - Jubiläums Ausgabe; zwei Bände in zwei Büchern 360 S./351 S., Frontispiz ca. 24 cm x 16,5 cm, gr. 8°, beiges Leinen, grau/rot geprägt in sehr gutem Zustand, original Umschläge in gutem Zustand, original Schuber in gutem Zustand; Papier sehr sauber und weiß; insgesamt in sehr gutem Zustand im Anhang des ersten Bandes: Plakatabdrucke aus der sogenannten \"Kampfzeit\" BR5F5 Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        TA., Brandenburger Tor ( Luisenplatz ), "Vor dem Brandenburger Tor in Potsdam".

      - Aquarell - Pastell v. Paul Paeschke, um 1940, 26 x 32 In fröhlichen Farben dargestellt das Leben und Treiben auf dem Platz vor dem Brandenburger Tor in Potsdam. - Zeichnung, Pastell und Aquarell auf Papier. Links unten signiert. - Sehr schöne, farbfrische Arbeit von Paul Paeschke (Berlin 1875 - 1943 Berlin). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        View from Brooklyn Brigde" originale Farbradierung ca. 33x22,5cm auf Bütten; rechts unterhalb der Darstellung in Bleistift signiert; um 1940

      - Bütten (45x35cm) vor allem an den Rändern stockfleckig.

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        [SIGNIFICANT ARCHIVE OF FORTY-TWO ORIGINAL WATERCOLORS AND PENCIL DRAWINGS OF HOFSTATTER FURNITURE AND INTERIOR DESIGNS]

      [New York, 1940. Most on paper and mounted to cardboard backing, some executed on art board, some matted. Minor dust-soiling to some, several examples have pencil drawings of room layouts or floor plans on the verso, Hofstatter stamps to verso of two, a few examples detached from mount. Overall clean and in excellent condition, retaining vibrant coloring. A stellar group of thirty-nine original watercolors and three original pencil drawings depicting early 20th century furniture designs, largely in the French Provincial style. The artwork was executed by New York furniture designer and interior decorator Theodore Hofstatter, or artists working for his firm. The group includes wonderful depictions of mirrors, beds, window drapes, chairs, desks, bureaus, tables, and stands. Additionally, there are eleven works showing the interior design of various room settings. Theodore Hofstatter succeeded his father in their New York City business of furniture design and construction, naming the firm Hofstatter's Sons when his brother Adolph joined him in the concern in the early 1870s. The Hofstatter family concentrated their efforts on building quality furniture at wholesale prices. In 1885, Theodore Hofstatter founded a branch of the business to focus on interior decorating, opening a separate location on Broadway near Twelfth St. Eventually, the business would move to at least two different addresses on Fifth Ave., evidenced by Hofstatter labels affixed to the verso of several of the watercolors here (a few of these labels are also marked "Special Design" by Hofstatter). Theodore's design business, according to THE NATIONAL CYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY (1894), "kept abreast ever since [its opening] with the current of fashionable taste in illustrating, in the styles reproduced, all those characteristics with which the names inseparably connected with the history of the three Louis are essentially a part. Berain, Lebrun, Watteau, Andre, Charles Boule, have now a historical significance; Cailleri, Gouthiere, Reisener, Fragonard, Greuze, Boucher, Martin, and the rest, awaken a whole train of associations. It is through their influence, and such as theirs, that Theodore Hofstatter's designs possess the material to produce only those effects that can be truthfully termed good style." Hofstatter restricted his decorating contracts largely to commercial interests, furnishing the City Club, the Downtown Club, the Arkwright Club, and nine floors of the Hotel Savoy. He also cultivated a small group of private clients, one of whom was Cornelius Dresselhuys, Dutch consul to Great Britain. Two of Dresselhuys's rooms, the Entrance Hall and Vestibule, at 9 Kensington Palace Gardens in London are featured here in lovely full watercolors. A fascinating group of artwork featuring furniture and interiors from a prominent New York City furniture maker and interior designer. Such original illustrations of furniture and interior decoration are, in our experience, quite scarce.

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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      Charles Scribner's Sons 1940 - Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1940. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1940 with Scribner's "A" present. First State Jacket priced at $2.75 without the Photographer's name. Tan cloth boards with black lettering. {ref: Hanneman A18a}. Book Condition: Very Good+, tight spine, clean boards, light age toning. Number at the front endpaper, foxing at the second page. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, chipping. Tape at the reverse of the jacket spine. In a new mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Farfalle Diurne d'Italia.

      - Firenze, Casa Editrice Marzocco, 1940-1953. 5 volumes. Large-4to. (340 x 240mm). pp. xxxiv, (2), 131, (3); xii, 401, (3); xvi, 318, (2); xxiv, 380, (2); xviii, 354, (2), with 2 portraits, 10 figures, 1 anatomical plate and 100 (74 coloured) plates. Contemporary blue half morocco, gilt lettering on spines. The edition of the first 4 volumes was limited to 1000 copies, of volume V to 800 copies. An excellent set of this scarce important handbook. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        RKO Radio Pictures 1940-1941 Annual

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

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        Kilby Kronikle (August 1940) and Kilbian (Vol.1, No.6 - October 1940)

      [Mt. Meigs, AL]: Published at Kilby Prison, by and for the inmates, 1940. Pair of monthly newsletters produced by and for the inmates of Kilby Prison in Mt. Meigs, Alabama. Contents provide substantial insight into both the daily lives and interests of inmates, as well as the wide variety of programs available to them. Both issues contain editorials, poetry, sports and advice columns, jokes, articles on various aspects of prison life, and an always-cheerful "Bon Voyage" list of inmates to be released. Calendar and highlights of prison sporting events (baseball and boxing) are present, along with chapel schedules for both white and colored inmates and reviews of newly acquired titles in the prison library. Each issue illustrated throughout with cartoons. Rare; we find no copies for sale in the trade (April 2015), and none found in OCLC. Two quarto issues (26cm); 7.5" x 10" sheets, mimeographed in colors and side-stapled into yellow and green card covers; each issue 30pp; illus. Contents, bright, fresh and clean; covers lightly edgeworn, with small creases, toning, and dust-soil to extremities, a few tiny tears and small stains; Very Good+.

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        Inventaire du fonds chinois de la bibliothèque de l'Ecole Française d'Extrême-Orient, Tome Ier (fascicules 1 & 2), Tome II (fascicules 1 & 2),

      Hanoi, Imprimerie d'Extrême-Orient 1929-1940, - 4 volumes grand in-8 de 1462 pp. au total (pagination suivie), brochés. Ensemble de 11700 ouvrages, classés par titre (pinyin et caractères chinois). Noms des auteurs, traducteurs et principaux commentateurs réels ou supposés. Le cas échéant, renseignements concernant les préfaces, les tables, les postfaces et les divers notes. Noms des éditeurs, de commentateurs et des copistes secondaires. Dates et lieux d'édition, formats. Cote et tomaison de la bibliothèque de l'EFEO. Cet ensemble que nous proposons ici s'interrompt à Li Yun: un tome III fut publié en 1942-51 (2 fascicules). Couvertures légèrement défraîchies aux coiffes, petites cassures avec manques sur le premier plat du fascicule 1 du tome premier, étiquette manuscrite en haut du dos du premier tome. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Het Leven van den Tanembarees. Ethnografische Studie over het tanembareesche Volk.

      Brill, Leiden, 1940. - EA. Internationales Archiv für Ethnographie, (Hrsg. Boas/ Nieuwenhuis etc ), Supplement zu Band XXXVIII. Mit Frontispiez, 124 fotogr. Abb auf Tafeln, einer Zeichnung und einer mehrfach gefalteten Karte. OBroschur. XX, 432 S. 4°. Umschlag an den Rändern etwas ausgefranst, teils etwas nachgedunkelt; ansonsten ausgezeichneter Zustand, sauber und vollständig. Sehr selten und mit hervorragenden Fotografien ausgestattet. Tanimbar gehört zur großen Gruppe der Molukken-Inseln, gelegen im Osten Indonesiens zwischen Timor/Sulawesi im Westen und Neuguinea im Osten. 'Der Drabbe', mittlerweile äußerst selten, ist DAS ethnologische Standardwerk zu Tanimbar, seine vielen wunderbaren Fotos der Bewohner und ihrer ganz eigenen künstlerischen Schmuck-Ästhetik sind fast die einzigen bekannten fotografischen Dokumente dieser Inselgruppe. Drabbe war Missionar und hat viele Jahre unter den Urbewohnern Tanimbars gelebt und ihre Sprache gesprochen.

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        The War Speeches of the Right Hon Winston Churchill: full set of all three First, Second, and Third Series wartime speech pamphlets

      Bombay: H. W. Smith at The Times of India Press, 1940. First edition, only printing. Pamphlets. Here is a rare three-pamphlet series of Winston Churchill wartime speech publications. Each is quite scarce individually and we know of no other available sets of all three in the series. Most collectors know about the popular wartime Churchill speech pamphlets, such the HMSO pamphlet bearing "The Few" speech of August 20th, 1940. These are readily available and reasonably common, even if expensive. However, many other wartime Churchill speech pamphlets were produced, some of which are far more scarce, bibliographically notable, and hardly ever seen. This set is an example. During the early years of the Second World War the Times of India produced a series of three pamphlets. Each is a collection of Churchill speeches published in Bombay in 1940 and 1941, each measuring 7.125 x 4.75 inches and bound in wire-stitched paper wraps, with an iconic photo of Churchill on the front cover. The "First Series" features speeches spanning May 14th to July 14th 1940. The "Second Series" includes speeches spanning August 20th to November 21st 1940. The "Third Series" and final pamphlet features speeches spanning February 9th to August 24th, 1941. In addition to being rare, all three pamphlets are bibliographically significant. The "First Series" pamphlet is the first volume appearance of Churchill's House of Commons speech of 25 June 1940 regarding the fall of France. The "Second Series" pamphlet is the first volume appearance of the speeches of 5, 11, and 19 September, 8 October, and 9, 13, and 21 November 1940. These speeches from the first two pamphlets were subsequently collected in Into Battle. The "Third Series" pamphlet is the first volume appearance of the speeches of 9 April, 16 June, and 9, 14, and 15 July 1941. These speeches were subsequently collected in The Unrelenting Struggle. On most of the few occasions we have seen any of these pamphlets offered, they have either lacked or suffered considerable damage to the pictorial wraps. Each of these three pamphlets is in near very good or better condition, particularly given the inherent fragility and wartime colonial origins. None of the illustrated front wraps shows any loss and the only previous ownership mark we find in the set is the red ink stamp of a Calcutta bookseller on the lower rear cover of the First Series pamphlet. The First Series pamphlet is intact and unrestored; the wraps are still attached with both binding staples intact. The blank rear wrap shows some soiling and spotting and a .5 x .75 inch triangular loss at the upper corner. The binding staples show some rust but remain firm. The contents remain surprisingly crisp, clean, and bright with no spotting. The Second Series pamphlet retains complete covers, with no losses or tears, but shows overall soiling and spotting, with some staining to the lower rear cover and along the spine, where it appears a discreet amount of glue may have been applied long ago to reinforce the spine. Both binding staples remain firmly intact. The contents remain quite bright, with no previous ownership marks. We note light soiling to the first and final pages and the page edges, and a faint vertical crease running the length of the booklet at the center. The Third Series pamphlet shows no losses to the covers, the binding staples remain intact, and the contents remain bright with light spotting to the page edges. We do note wear along the spine and expect that the covers have had some discreet glue reinforcement at the spine. All three pamphlets are preserved in a removable, archival clear mylar sleeve. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A130, A135, and A154; Woods D(a)7(a), Woods D(a)7(b), and not found in Woods (Third Series).

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