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        Where There's a Will (First Edition)

      New York: Farrar and Rinehart, 1940. Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. The usual slight fading to the jacket's red spine title, attractive owner bookplate on the front pastedown, else a superior copy, with a couple of tiny closed tears and corner rubs to note. The eighth Nero Wolfe mystery.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        The Bank Dick (Original screenplay for the 1940 film, W.C. Fields' submitted copy)

      Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1940. Draft script for the 1940 film. Screenwriter and star W.C. Fields' submitted copy, with notations in holograph pencil confirming the same. "The Bank Dick" tells the story of an average drunkard, Egbert Sousé (W.C. Fields), who finds himself in several different positions of employment through sheer luck and happenstance. After being hired on the spot to replace a film crew's no-show movie director, Sousé unintentionally thwarts a bank robbery and is immediately offered a job as a security guard. Green titled wrappers, noted as FILE COPY on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 6860, dated 07/08/40. Title page integral with first page of text, dated 07/08/40. 99 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 98. Mimeograph. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Good, bound with three gold brads. Now encapsulated in mylar.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        THE LONG VOYAGE HOME: Adapted For The Screen by Dudley Nichols.

      Argosy Corporation [circa 1940], Los Angeles - This copy is labelled "First Draft Continuity." Two revised pages (on different-colored paper) are included. Nichols brilliantly adapted Eugene O'Neill's The Long Voyage Home, updating the 1919 one-act play to World War II times. O'Neill and John Ford, who directed the classic film, are on record with praise for Nichols' transformative talents as a screenwriter. His other credits include "The Informer," "Stagecoach," "For Whom The Bell Tolls," and O'Neill's "Mourning Becomes Electra." 174 mimeographed quarto pages, punchbound in printed wrappers

      [Bookseller: Lee G. Campbell]
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        Magic Motorways

      New York: Random House,, 1940. Quarto. Original light brown cloth, titles to spine and front board in brown. With the dust jacket. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs. Light foxing to endpapers and endleaves, else a bright and fresh copy in a jacket with a few tiny chips and mild rubbing to rear panel. Excellent. First edition, first printing. "At first some of [the book's] features may strike the reader as a fantastic dream, but Mr. Geddes proves their practicability. Grandma wrapped her linen duster around her neck and fearfully went out for a spin at eight dizzy miles an hour. But your grandchildren will snap across the entire continent in 24 hours on a new kind of highway and in a new kind of carthat is controlled by the push of a button!" (flap blurb). Scarce thus.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Brain Waves and Death.

      Scribners, New York 1940 - 8vo. 244pp.Near fine in publisher's sea-green cloth decorated in blue to spine and front board. Minor edgewear, tight and strong. In a very good indeed example of the pictorial dustwrapper (skeletal hand, loop of ECG printout disappearing off into the infintite, the usual) with a few minor spots of edgewear, but otherwise clean, bright and sharp. A posthumously published romp of experimental ECG related murder and mayhem (Willard Rick, a pseudonym of William Richards, committed suicide a month or so prior to the book being published) which by rights should not exist. Rick worked with none other than Alfred Lee Loomis at his Tuxedo Park laboratory; Loomis was one of those entertainingly "greater good" mad professor genius types who invented the microscope centrifuge, pioneered electroencephalography, revolutionised air traffic control and perhaps most interestingly was involved in the Manhattan Project. He deserves his own X-Files special basically. There's a lot of thinly veiled Loomis in Rick's novel, apparently too much for Loomis to feel comfortable with, so he ordered all copies bought up and destroyed. He clearly missed a box or two in his efforts to protect his secret palace of science, but copies of this are precious thin on the ground, and rarely seen in nice condition. Basically the book and the story of its publication have the makings of perhaps two halfway decent movies. ecat1 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonathan Kearns Rare Books & Curiosities]
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        Biennale di Venezia XXII. Original-Farblithographie.

      1940 - 1940. Blattgrösse: 100x69,5 cm. 1 Blatt. Unten rechts im Stein signiert. Lithographie entstand bei Ommassini & Pascon, Vedenig. An den Rändern etwas knitterig, oben mit kl. Anrissen. Ciaci Mondaini bekannter italienischer Karikaturist und Graphiker begann seine Kariere in der Zeit des Faschismus unter Mussollini. Später arbeitete er für zahlreiche Zeitschriften, verfasste literarische Arbeiten und probierte sich auch im Filmbusiness. Er starb 1979 in seiner Geburtsstadt Mailand. An den Rändern etwas knitterig, oben mit kl. Anrissen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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        View.

      New York: View,, 1940?7 . A complete set. 37 numbers in 32 issues + several supplements, various formats, original wrappers, many pictorial. Housed in a black flat back cloth box with the title stamped in blind down the spine. Copiously illustrated. Some minor fraying and one or two accession stamps to the odd volume but an exceptional set in original condition. The four issues which comprise volume 2 bound together for the publisher in mauve flock and inscribed by the editor "Darling, a bound volume with unbounded love, Charlie". A complete set, one volume inscribed by Ford, of first printings of the remarkable American literary and art magazine published by artist and writer Charles Henri Ford and writer and film critic Parker Tyler. View covered the contemporary avant-garde and Surrealist scene, and was published quarterly as finances permitted. The roster of prestigious contributors, many emigres among them, signalled the shift of the centre of the art world rom Paris to New York. The issues often contained supplementary material, sometimes merely a single leaf insert, that is often found lacking in commerce. All parts in this collection have these parts present and correct. Contributors include authors like Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, Joseph Cornell, Edouard Roditi, Henry Miller, Lawrence Durrell, Paul Bowles, Brion Gysin, Philip Lamantia, Paul Goodman, Marshall McLuhan, Andre Breton, Raymond Roussel, Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, Jean Genet, Jorge Louis Borges, as well as artists such as Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Fernand Leger, Georgia O'Keefe, Man Ray, Joan Miro, Alexander Calder, Isamu Noguchi, Marc Chagall, Rene Magritte, and Jean Dubuffet (Surrealism in Belgium, Dec. 1946). The Surrealism Special (7-8, 1941) features Artaud, Victor Brauner, Leonora Carrington, Marcel Duchamp and Andre Masson. The set includes the special numbers of the magazine featuring Max Ernst (April 1942), the Yves Tanguy-Pavel Tchelitchew number with Nicolas Calas, Benjamin Peter, Kurt Seligmann, James Johnson Sweeney, Harold Rosenberg and Charles Henri Ford on Tanguy, Parker Tyler, Lincoln Kirstein and others on Tchelitchew (May 1942) and Marcel Duchamp, with an essay by Andre Breton (March 1945).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Organic Syntheses. An annual Publication of Satisfactory Methods for the Preparation of Organic Chemicals.

      New York, Wiley, 1940-1995. - Titel rückseitig gestempelt, ansonsten sauberes, gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 31000 8°. Braun-Rote Original-Leineneinbände mit goldgepräten Buchrücken.

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        For Whom The Bell Tolls

      New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940.. FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Octavo, pp.471, Scribners' 'A' on copyright page. Publisher's oatmeal coloured cloth blocked in red and black, without dust-wrapper. With presentation note to flyleaf; For Patela Ariega [?] / with all the best / wishes there are / from her friend / Ernest Hemingway. This copy is rather used; the text block is shaken within case, inside joints cracked and subsequently repaired in an amateur yet charming fashion, loose and attached newsclippings included, family bookplate, text block quite clean, covers rubbed and marked. One of Hemingway's best works, as stated by the author's biographer Jeffrey Meyers. 'For Whom The Bell Tolls' tells the story of Robert Jordan, a young American in the International Brigades attached to a republican guerrilla unit during the Spanish Civil War.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Walt Disney’s Fantasia

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940. - Inscribed by the Author, Deems TaylorA Spectacular Copy in a Spectacular Dust Jacket[[DISNEY, Walt]. TAYLOR, Deems. Walt Disney's Fantasia. With a Foreword by Leopold Stokowski. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940. First edition. Inscribed on the front free end-paper by Deems Taylor "For Dusty and Jean, with love / -- a collector's item for a / couple of old collectors. / Deems"Folio (12 11/16 x 9 1/2 in; 322 x 242 mm). 157, [1] pp. Profusely illustrated in color and black and white, including sixteen tipped-in color plates. Publishers pale gray cloth, front cover and spine decoratively lettered in blue, red pictorial endpapers. Minimal and almost imperceptible light staining on covers, otherwise fine. Original color pictorial dust-jacket with just a tiny amount of edge-wear, untouched and complete with original price: $3.75. A near fine copy of Fantasia with a very personal inscription and a spectacular original dust jacket. The finest Fantasia dust jacket that we have ever seen.Joseph Deems Taylor (December 22, 1885 – July 3, 1966) "was an American composer, music critic, and promoter of classical music. Nat Benchley, co-editor of The Lost Algonquin Roundtable, referred to him as "the dean of American music." Taylor was a promoter of classical music throughout his life. His journalism career included posts as music critic for the New York World beginning in 1921, and editor of Musical America from 1927 to 1929.Taylor also worked extensively in broadcasting, and as intermission commentator for the New York Philharmonic. He appeared in Walt Disney's 1940 film Fantasia as the film's Master of Ceremonies, and was instrumental in selecting the musical pieces that were used in the film, including the then-controversial Sacre du Printemps. In the long-unseen roadshow version of Fantasia, issued on DVD in 2000, and re-released on the 2010 Fantasia/Fantasia 2000 Blu-ray release, all of Taylor's voice-over work was re-dubbed by veteran voice artist Corey Burton. The complete film was originally 124 minutes long, due almost entirely to the fact that Taylor's commentaries were more detailed in the roadshow version, but the original audio elements for these longer commentaries had deteriorated to the point that they could no longer be used, so Corey Burton was selected to re-record all of the dialogue for consistency. The general release version of Fantasia, running 115 minutes, is the version most audiences are familiar with. In that version, Taylor's commentaries were severely abridged." (Wikipedia). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1940. Octavo. Original buff cloth, spine lettered in black on red ground, facsimile signature to front board in black, top edge brown, fore edge untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Contemporary children's bookplate to front pastedown. Red blocking to spine lightly scuffed. A very good copy in the rubbed dust jacket with a few mild creases and nicks, and a chipped spine panel First edition, first printing, with the Scribner's "A" to colophon, and in the first issue jacket without the photographer's credit.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Punch & Judy: The Comical Tragedy or Tragical Comedy of Punch & Judy (with portable stage). Adapted by Margaret Wise Brown; Illustrated by Leonard Weisgard.

      William R. Scott, Inc., New York 1940 - A very clean and handsome copy bound in pink, black, and russet paper-covered boards featuring a drawing of Punch & Judy on the front boards. Touch of soiling and light foxing to the front and rear boards. Bound with a clean, crisp woven black cloth spine. Very clean and tight throughout with a touch of foxing to the paste-downs. In a splendid, complete dust jacket which can be transformed into a puppet stage. The inside flaps are extended and feature various finger puppet characters which can be removed and used. Light edge-rubbing and a small abrasion on the letter "U" in Judy on the front panel. Otherwise, very good plus. An unusual and uncommon item featuring the classic British pair of Punch & Judy and their portable stage in collector's condition, untrodden upon the stage. Punch and Judy is a traditional, popular, and usually very violent puppet show featuring Pulcinella (Mr. Punch) and his wife Judy. The performance consists of a sequence of short scenes, each depicting an interaction between two characters, most typically Mr. Punch and one other character (who usually falls victim to Mr. Punch's club). It is often associated with traditional British seaside culture. The various episodes of Punch and Judy are performed in the spirit of outrageous comedy — often provoking shocked laughter — and are dominated by the clowning of Mr. Punch. (Wikipedia) First Edition with copyright date of 1940 and no subsequent printings listed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

      London: for The Crime Club by Collins,, 1940. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Spine slightly rolled, edges lightly foxed. An excellent copy in the bright, price-clipped jacket, with a few nicks to extremities and short closed tear to head of spine. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE AFFAIRS OF O'MALLEY

      The Dial Press, New York 1940 - Octavo, cloth. Inscribed and dated (1940) by MacHarg on the front free endpaper. A Queen's Quorum title, #95. "This is a large group (33 stories) of police procedural tales, each around four to eight pages long. O'Malley is a New York cop; in each tale he solves a mystery, usually a murder. Each story opens with O'Malley explaining why he probably won't be able to solve the case; then he solves it; each story similarly closes humorously with O'Malley's explanation about why he won't get any credit for solving the case. Most of the cases have realistic New York City backgrounds, ranging from the poor in tenement halls to rich people hanging out in night clubs. They probably served as a model for Ellery Queen's later series of short mysteries with realistic New York settings, Q.B.I. (1949-1954). Very few of the cases have mob or underworld settings. The stories are full of a tough, low key realism, but are not especially hard-boiled or in any Hammett derived pulp tradition. Whether rich, poor, working or middle class, the characters in the story are depicted as "typical New Yorkers."." - Mike Grost at the gadetection website writing on MacHarg and Balmer. A fine copy in a very good to nearly fine dust jacket with some edge wear and rubbing to top and bottom jacket edges, some mild rubbing to spine folds. A nice copy, uncommon in jacket. (19658) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Four Quartets

      London: Faber, 1940-1. 4 vols., 8vos. East Coker: pp. 15, original yellow wrappers. Burnt Norton: pp. 15, original blue-green wrappers. The Dry Salvages: pp. 15, original pale blue wrappers. Little Gidding: pp. 16, original mulberry wrappers. All four printed in black on front panels. The Dry Salvages a little rubbed and unevenly faded, some chipping to lower edges, about very good. The other three in better than very good condition, Little Gidding with some offsetting at spine, all with just a little wear commensurate with their age. A very nice set. First separate editions, The Dry Salvages PRESENTED BY ELIOT TO HIS SECRETARY AT FABER: 'Inscribed for Miss Susan MacEwan by T. S. Eliot'. AND With an additional textual correction by Eliot: on p. 7, l.19, Eliot has deleted 'hermit', and written the correction in the right hand margin: 'horseshoe, T.S.E.'. The story is well known, but only if you know it. On New Year's Day, 1941, Eliot sent the first draft of The Dry Salvages to his friend, the editor and critic John Hayward, for comment and advice. (Geoffrey Faber was also consulted). After discussion and some rewriting the poem was published in February in the New English Weekly, with l.19 reading: 'The starfish, the hermit crab, the whale's backbone;'. This was a gaffe: Eliot had misremembered the type of crab he had encountered on the Massachusetts beaches of his childhood, and no-one in his circle had proved sufficiently up on the subject of East Coast crustacea to be able to correct him. They weren't the only ones: 'The error, a mistake for 'horseshoe crab', which Eliot must have remembered finding on the New England coastal beaches as a boy, slipped past the many readers of the drafts, readers of the New English Weekly version, and those of the American first edition. It finally surfaced in the British edition, and prompted Eliot to write a letter to the New English Weekly telling readers to make the correction themselves in their own copies. He then tweaked Hayward privately by expressing surprise that his friend did not spot the error. This situation demonstrated that there were certain drawbacks to becoming too dependent on collaborators to vet your poems, especially when it came to discussing American details with an almost exclusively British audience.' (Richard Badenhausen, T. S. Eliot And The Art Of Collaboration). (When the U.S. edition of Four Quartets was published in 1943, the American literary community also remained silent on the subject of crabs. Why they kept their superior knowledge of the aquatic arthropods of New England to themselves will be the subject of Professor Badenhausen's next book. My guess is it was something to do with the war.) Signed copies of these individual issues are rare; inscribed copies are rarer still. Copies which are both inscribed and corrected.... A very nice set. Gallup A36c; A37; A39; A42.

      [Bookseller: Neil Pearson Rare Books]
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        Der Kräutergarten. Ein Führer durch die spezielle Heilpflanzenkunde. Zugleich eine Zusammenstellung aller Heil- und Gewürzpflanzen, die auf deutschem Boden ihren natürlichen Standort haben oder angebaut werden können, von Dr. K. O. Becker (Arzt und Apotheker, SS-Obersturmführer, Referent für Heilpflanzenkunde in der Reichsführer SS) und R. Lucass (Gartenmeister, SS-Obersturmführer, Referent für Heil- und Gewürzpflanzenanbau in der Reichsführung SS) * mit O r i g i n a l - S c h u t z u m s c h l a g

      Berlin, Nordland-Verlag, 1940 - Original-Ausgabe im Verlagseinband (resedagrünes Ganzleinen / Leinen / OLn / Ln gr.8vo im Format 17,5 x 24,5 cm) mit Rücken- und Deckeltitel in Goldprägung sowie dem illustrierten Original-Schutzumschlag OSU. 345 Seiten, mit Druckvermerk "Herausgegeben von der Deutschen Versuchsanstalt für Ernährung und Verpflegung GmbH Berlin". - Aus dem Inhalt: Geleitwort von SS-Gruppenführer Pohl (Chef des Hauptamtes Verwaltung und Wirtschaft in der Reichsführung SS) - Einführung - Übersicht über Hauptanwendungsgebiete und Wirkungsweise der Pflanzen - Kennzeichnung der Wirk- und Inhaltsstoffe - Beschreibung der einzelnen Pflanzen - Anhang. Die wichtigsten ausländischen Pflanzen - Verzeichnis der deutschen Pflanzennamen - Verzeichnis der lateinischen Pflanzen - Verzeichnis der Höchstdosen - Sammel- und Erntetabelle der Heilpflanzen - Erläuterung der Abkürzungen -Schrifttumsverzeichnis - Sachverzeichnis - Anhang mit 2 Seiten Verlagswerbung (Anzeige der beiden Bücher "Deutsche Gewürze. Verwendung und Anbau deutscher Gewürzpflanzen" von R. Lukass und "Allgemeine Heilpflanzenkunde" von E.G. Schenck, R. Lucass und Reichshauptstellensleiter D. G. Wegener). - Aus dem Klappentext: "Um dem Arzt, Apotheker, dem Studenten und allen, die sich mit Heilpflanzen beschäftigen, lebendiges Anschauungs-, Unterrichts- und Forschungsmaterial zu bieten, entstand in der Nähe von München der größte Heilpflanzengarten. Um mitzuhelfen, die tausendfach sich aufdrängenden Fragen einer Lösung zuzuführen, neue Heilmittel und neue Aufarbeitungsverfahren zu schaffen, Erfahrungen des Laien und des Arztes einer wissenschaftlichen Klärung zuzuführen, entstand in unmittelbarer Nähe der Freilandanlagen eine entsprechende Forschungsanstalt, in der, frei von doktrinären Formen, unabhängig vom Tagesstreit und wirtschaftlichen Gesichtspunkten, die Probleme angegangen werden können. Um weiterhin durch den Schaugarten einen Führer zu schaffen, entstand dieses Buch, das gleichzeitig eine Einführung in die gesamte spezielle Heilpflanzenkunde sein will. Kurz wird alles Wissenswerte über die einzelnen Heilpflanzen nach folgenden Punkten, soweit es heute möglich ist, bearbeitet und angegeben: 1. Anwendung in der offiziellen Medizin und in der Volksheilkunde 2. Verordnungsformen nach den deutschen und den ausländischen Arzneibüchern und ihren Ergänzungsbänden 3. Bekannte und bewährte Dosierungs- und Anwendungsvorschriften 4. Wichtigste Wirkungs- und Inhaltsstoffe 5. Einfache Industriepräparate 6. Kurze botanische Beschreibung, Blüte-, Erntezeit und Vorkommen 7. Schrifttum. . ." - Aus dem Geleitwort: "Was hat der Reichsführer SS mit Heilkräutern zu tun?" wird mancher fragen, dem dieses Buch in die Hände gerät. Die Antwort gibt die Persönlichkeit unseres Reichsführers und sein Werk. Heinrich Himmler gehört zu den Menschen, die trotz ihrer politischen Arbeit, trotz Büro und Bürokratie ihre bäuerliche Wesensgrundlage nicht verloren haben. Das offenbart sich in einer auffallenden Naturverbundenheit, die sich nicht in Liebe zu bäuerlichen Menschen und bäuerlichem Brauchtum erschöpft. Es ist vielmehr jene frische Unbekümmertheit, mit der der Reichsführer Probleme überhaupt beurteilt, anpackt und löst . . ."- Gutes Exemplar, weitere Beschreibung s.Nr. 22615! - Deutsches / Drittes Reich, Nationalsozialismus, KL / KZ Dachau, Dachauer Heilpflanzengarten, nützliche Betätigung der Schutzhäftlinge in freier Natur, großflächiger Kräuteranbau in deutschem Konzentrationslager, KZler als Gärtner, wirtschaftliche Einrichtungen der Schutzstaffel, Pflanzenheilkunde, Phytotherapie, deutsche Heilpflanzen, Heilkräuter, NS.-Schrifttum, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut Bitte beachten Sie: Auf Grund der besonderen Versandkostenvorgaben vom ZVAB und Abebooks, kann es bei schwereren oder mehrbändigen Werken zu höheren Portokosten kommen, da der Preis sich nicht am Gewicht, sondern nach der Anzahl der Artikel richtet. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Yearling

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940, 1940 Published in New York by Charles Scribner?s Sons in 1940. First Pulitzer Prize Edition. This copy is SIGNED by the author. Book fine except for discoloration on spine and along edges of covers, and previous owner?s signature on front free-end page. DJ good except for chipping on corners, fading on covers and spine and both inside DJ flaps, missing 2 inch wide piece on top of spine and 1 inch wide piece on bottom of spine, and slight creasing along edges. DJ has been price clipped. Book comes in specially made cloth slip cover. We will provide certificate of authenticity for this item.. Signed by Author(s). F. Hardcover.

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        MARXISM UN DARVINISM [MARKSIZMS UN DARVINIZMS]

      Riga: Farlag Kamp. 1940. Paperback. 1st Yiddish Edition; we could find no record of an earlier edition in any other language. Original paper wrappers. 12mo, 24 pages, 18cm. In Yiddish with alternate Latvian title page. Exceedingly scarce Latvian Yiddish Atheist pamphlet, certainly one of the last Yiddish publications in Latvia; OCLC-Worldcat literally lists not a single Yiddish publication from Riga 1941-1987. ?Immediately after the establishment of German authority [in Latvia] in the beginning of July 1941, the elimination of the Jewish and Roma population began, with major mass killings taking place at Rumbula and elsewhere. The killings were committed by the Einsatzgruppe A, and the Wehrmacht. Latvian collaborators, including the 500?1,500 members of the Arajs Commando (which alone killed around 26,000 Jews]) and other Latvian members of the SD, were also involved. 30,000 Jews were shot in the autumn of 1941 with most of the remaining Jewish people being rounded up and put into ghettos. In November and December 1941 the Riga Ghetto became crowded and to make room for the imminent arrival of German Jews, who were being shipped out of the country, all the remaining 30,000 Jews in Riga were taken from the ghetto to the nearby Rumbula Forest and shot? (Wikipedia, 2016). Yaroslavsky (1878-1943), born to an ethnically Jewish family in Chita, was a primary Communist Party historian, journalist, functionary, and ideologue. He was party historian and authored one of the first biographies of Lenin. He was also a staunch atheist and editor-in-chief of the party newspaper, Pravda (Wikipedia, 2016). Yaroslavky was also a leader of "?The Society of the Godless,? an organization designed to produce anti-religious propaganda. He was a member of the presidium of the Central Control Commission, and co-authored its official charges against Trotsky, [in] 1927. [He was] Denounced by Stalin in 1931 for mentioning Trotskyism into his textbook on the history of Bolshevism? (Encyclopedia of Marxism). Not in OCLC. Ex-library with two institutional stamps on final page. Minor shelfwear and browning pages. Overall Good Condition. Exceedingly scarce. (ZION-10-11) .

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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        Signed Photograph

      Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Signed original doubleweight sepia photograph of the important Russian composer, seen examining a large score ca. 1940's-1950's. Stravinsky has signed with his name in black ink over the score itself. Toning around the margins, else fine. 17 x 23 cm.

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        The Big Con

      Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Like New. First edition, first printing. About Fine, with slight fading to head of spine, and page 284 irregularly cut at margin, else a very fresh copy in a Very Good dust jacket with fading to the spine panel, shallow chipping at spine ends, and light rubbing. A handsome copy of David Maurer's sociological study of the con artist. It formed the basis of many of the tricks in the 1973 George Roy Hill film The Sting, starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        LA INVENCIÓN DE MOREL

      Editorial Losada, Buenos Aires 1940 - Primera edición. Encuadernación en rústica de editorial. Cubiertas originales y sobrecubierta en muy buenas condiciones con ilustración de Norah Borges. Prólogo de Jorge Luis Borges. El ejemplar esta dedicado por le autor al escritor Leonidas Barletta: "A Leonidas Barletta con amistad personal y estimacion de escritor. Bioy Casares, Nov 1940" 169 págs.

      [Bookseller: Valentin Peremiansky]
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        The Hamlet.

      Random House, 1940. First edition, first printing., 1940.. First edition, first printing.. Small bookseller's label to lower front free endpaper, slight rubbing, still fine in near fine, unchipped dust jacket with some toning to rear panel and the slightest of darkening to spine panel, in mylar cover. A handsome copy..

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        They Don't Dance Much

      Houghton Mifflin Company 1940 - First edition. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. Endpapers a bit foxed with slight offsetting, spine cloth a bit rubbed along edges, a tiny light stain near head. Jacket spine panel moderately sunned, well-worn along edges, chipped head and worn tail, small chip in top of front panel, price intact ($2.50). The author's only book, an unjustly-obscure "country noir" novel acclaimed by the likes of Daniel Woodrell, George V. Higgins, Flannery O'Connor and Raymond Chandler. Quite scarce in its original pictorial jacket by George Kelley ominously showing the roadhouse/filling-station where the story takes place. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die j?dische Weltpest. Judend?mmerung auf dem Erdball (The Jewish World Plague)

      Germany: Zentralverlag der NSDAP / Franz Eher Nachfolger GmbH. (M?nchen) (Nazi Party). Hardcover. 244 pages plus 4 pages of ads at back. Text in German. Author was an early member of the NSDAP. Front free endpaper neatly removed. Unmarked. Moderate wear and soiling to mustard yellow cloth-covered boards adorned with red lettering. Binding intact. A sound copy. . Good. 1940. Fifth Edition.

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        JOURNEY INTO FEAR

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940., 1940. First edition. First U.S. edition. Inked inscription on the title page to a well known bookseller: "James Pepper from Eric Ambler." Light offsetting to the front and rear pastedown sheets, top stain faded, else a near fine, bright copy in price-clipped dust jacket with minor professional restoration to the spine ends, corners, and extremities. Returning to his hotel room after a late-night flirtation with a cabaret dancer, Graham is surprised by an intruder with a gun. What follows is a nightmare for the English armaments engineer as he makes his way home aboard an Italian freighter. Among the passengers are a couple of Nazi assassins intent on preventing his returning to England with plans for a Turkish defense system, the seductive cabaret dancer and her manager husband, and a number of surprising allies. This is Ambler's sixth novel and it is the basis for the 1943 film noir directed by Norman Foster and Orson Welles (uncredited), and starred Orson Welles, Joseph Cotton, and Dolores del Rio. An attractive and bright copy.

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        Collection of material relating to Wingate's Chindits and their campaigns in Burma.

      [Various places and dates,, 1940s-1980s]. Superb collection of material concerning the Chindits, includes Wingate's Report on the Operations of 77th Brigade; the original MS of the Hedley's book Jungle Fighter; a number of SEAC Chindit publications; a small trove of pieces from the collection of a serving Chindit officer, including intelligence reports, some excellent press photographs, and a remarkable original "panic flag" - the escape map, neckerchief, signal flag carried by the Chindits; the privately produced Chindits Old Comrade's Association appreciation of Wingate; together with a group of Chindit memoirs. These last are not the best copies in all cases, but most of the major books are there including Fergusson's The Wild Green Earth signed, Anthony Brett-James's copy with his pithy notes, and one of Patrick Boyle's MS note-books used in the composition of Jungle, Jungle Little Chindit. More detailed listing follows below. Overall very good. Named after the temple-guard leogryphs of Burma, the Chindits were a special forces group formed by the enigmatic and charismatic Orde Wingate, one of the greatest early exponents of unconventional warfare. In two campaigns - Operation Longcloth an exploratory expedition into Japanese-held territory by a force of just 3,000 beginning in February 1943, and Operation Thursday of March 1944, which was the second largest airborne operation of the Second World War - this mixed force of British, Burma Rifles, Hong Kong Volunteers, Gurkhas and West African troops were instrumental in eroding the Japanese grip on Burma. This collection contains some extremely uncommon contemporary material; personal effects of a serving officer; together with a significant group of the memoirs written by participants. WINGATE, O.C., Brigadier. Report on Operations of 77th Indian Infantry Brigade in Burma, February to June 1943. New Delhi: Printed by the Manager Government of India Press, 1943 Octavo. Original green cloth backed printed boards. Large folding coloured map in end-pocket, diagrams and tables to the text. Boards slightly browned, else a very good copy. Wingate's report on Operation "Longcloth", the founding operation of the "Chindits". Setting out with three objectives; to cut the railway line between Mandalya and Myitkyina; to harrass the enemy in the Shwebo district; and if possible to cross the Irrawaddy and cut the railway between Mandalay and Lashio. They were successful in the first objective and Japanese reaction to their presence indicates a degree of success in the second. However, at the railway line two columns were ambushed and incurred heavy casualties, Wingate ordered a general dispersal and retreat back to India. They had spent twelve weeks in the jungle and marched almost a thousand miles, their losses were 833 out of 3,000 men. Wingate saw the operation as a dismal failure, but whilst it lacked material results "Longcloth" recast future strategic thinking. It had been shown that the British could attack in the jungle, an alien environment for them, and take the war to the Japanese. Wingate accompanied Churchill to Quebec in August '43 for the "Quadrant" conference with the intention of persuading the Allied chiefs of the soundness of the long range penetration concept. Designated "Secret" this is copy No. 105 of only 200 copies. An extremely detailed report, written in an unusually colloquial style. There are many passages which are controversially critical of the actions of named Officers or groups, for example at p.31 "the Commander of No.2 Column was Major Emmet, a Gurkha Rifle Officer, with excellent knowledge of Gurkhali but unfit to command men.", or again at p.33 "As we reached the Station, Captain Mackenzie was crazy enough to open fire at the telegraph wires with his Tommy Gun as a feu de joie." These have been red pencilled with the intention that they be excised from later issues. This copy with the ownership inscription of George Nangle, who won the DSO for his conduct at Monte Cassino in command of 1/9 Gurkha Rifles, who took, held, and withdrew from Hangman's Hill under extraordinarily trying circumstances, the citation referring to his "gallant and skilful leadership." BOYLE, Patrick. Manuscript notebook for Jungle, Jungle, Little Chindit. c.1944. Octavo. Ecru cloth wide-feint notebook, title and author's signature inked to the upper board. Around 50-pages of manuscript drafts of pieces that went towards the publication of probably the best-known literary production of the Chindit campaign. Very good. Accompanied by a very good copy of the published work in dust jacket. The world-weary, yet facetious humour of the book is summed up by the cartoon on the upper panel of the jacket which pictures two Chindits sitting on their packs in torrential rain, and one says to the other; "When all this is over I suppose some ape will write a book about it and try to make out it was funny." HEDLEY, John, Major. War History [later published as Jungle Fighter.] c.1946. Quarto. Original textured tape-backed light card wraps. 119 leaves, rectos only, cyclostyled typescript, occasional sketch maps, some tipped in. A little worn, spine splitting and the text-block variably browned, but overall sound. Accompanied by a copy of the book published in 1996. Hedley's memoirs reveal a wide range of experiences of the war in the Far East: the infantryman's six-month slog through the 1942 retreat; service in the second Chindit expedition, when the author was wounded and mentioned in despatches as Brigade Intelligence Officer to the formidable team of Joe Lentaigne and John Masters; behind-the-lines covert operations with Force 136 and, last but not least, some months in Siam after the war had ended, which provide a valuable personal view of that nation. At that time Hedley came into close contact with the Japanese Army and his views on the Japanese character make interesting reading. FERGUSSON, Bernard. The Wild Green Earth. London: Collins, 1947. Octavo. Original red cloth, title gilt to the spine. With tattered dust jacket. A used copy, front hinge cracked but holding, overall very good in remnant of the jacket. Antony Brett-James's copy, his bookplate to the front pastedown, and ownership inscription to the front free endpaper, where it is also signed by the author. Brett-James's pencilled, pithy marginal comments and an extensive collection of relevant clippings, obituaries &c. loosely inserted. Brett-James served in Burma with the 5th Indian Division, and wrote extensively - officially and personally - on the campaign. The Chindits 1944. Part One. [All published] Reproduced from Newspapers of Reports of the Chindits Operations during March, 1944. Calcutta: Statesman Press, 1944. Quarto. Wire-stitched in the original colour-printed wraps. 24-pages, text illustrations and maps. A little rubbed, else very good. Extremely uncommon, just one copy on COPAC at IWM. The Chindits. Calcutta: Published by Frank Owen for the Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia ? Printed by ? The Statesman Press, n.d. [1945]. Quarto. Wire-stitched in the original colour-printed wraps. 35-pages. 6 plates, double-page map, illustrations to the text. A little rubbed, else very good. Uncommon, copies recorded on COPAC at IWM and SOAS. Major General O.C. Wingate DSO. An Appreciation of the planner and leader of the two Chindit Campaigns in 1943 and 1944 behind Japanese lines in Burma during World War II. Wolverhampton: Compiled by members of the Chindits Old Comrades' Association United Kingdom. For private circulation only, 1982. Quarto. Original spiral-bound card wraps. A little rubbed and browned, but overall very good. Uncommon, just 8 copies on OCLC. Loosely inserted is a one-page letter signed by Brigadier W.P. Scott, president of the association, originally enclosed with this copy, and explaining how the association had refrained from "entering the public lists" on controversies arising out of the official histories and in the national press. But that in 1979, with the full backing of Lord Mountbatten, it was decided to produce the present appreciation; "It gives the views of a cross-section of 76 all ranks who served under General Wingate. It will, hopefully, provide an instrument for future historians to consider and balance against the opinions of writers who did not have the opportunity to know General Wingate so closely." Group of Chindit "Relics" formerly owned by Major J.E.B Rippingale. Probably the key piece is a rather faded silk-square, now a dusty pink colour, and a just little frayed, the purpose of which is explained in Richard Rhodes James's book Chindit; "Above there came the sound of planes and a Dakota appeared over the jungle followed by several others. These planes had been sent to drop more supplies on the block. Base had no knowledge of the events of the last twenty-four hours, having been out of communication, and could only assume that, though our position was grave, it was not helpless. As a matter of fact when we moved off so hurriedly a message was on its way from the General giving us permission to withdraw. We produced our 'panic maps' (silk emergency maps of bright orange colour) and started waving them. The first few lanes did not see us and we watched the parachutes floating into the hands of the Japs. But one sharp-eyed pilot noticed the streaks of orange in the nullah and emptied his load beside us ?" Despite having seen an improbable number of silk escape maps, we have never encountered another of these. Rippingale has further added a note "Cloth Map issued to the Chindits - 1944. (Also used, tied round the neck as a sweat-rag." (p.146) Also, a folded, worn and slightly stained 1 inch to 4 mile scale map of Upper Chindwin & Myitkyina Districts and Tribal Areas, with a few still legible blue pencilled markings to the map and a route "Dibrugarh - Tinsukia - Ledo - Shaduzup - Warazup" noted on the reverse. Rather heavy-handedly annotated at a later date by Rippingale "Burma. Used in Chindit Campaign, 1944," but we shall forgive him this. Through Japanese Eyes, & Through Japanese Eyes, Volume II. Burma: G.S.1-13-E-1 (a), 1944-5. Classified "Confidential" - "Must not fall into enemy hands." 2 volumes, foolscap quarto. Wire-stitched in the original colour-printed light card wraps. Cyclostyled typescript. Sketch-maps and illustrations to the text. Text browned, externally a little used, but overall very good. We have been unable to trace another copy of either of these internally-produced reports on the impact of Chindit operations on Japanese forces; "After ? battles, you sent back to headquarters masses of captured documents. Possibly there were times when you thought 'what can these chaps want with all this bumf? We never seem to hear anything about it afterwards. Not even a word of thanks for our trouble.' This pamphlet is designed to show you some of the uses to which these scraps of paper have been put. From every document you sent us, much information was obtained. Sometimes it was of strategical significance ?sometimes it was of immediate tactical importance ? at other times we gained much useful information as to Japanese methods of war ? at times the information was economic. Finally we learned about the Japanese individual, his likes and dislikes, and his general reactions to the Army, the emperor, to Burma, and life in general." Both have Rippingale's contemporary ownership inscription. A group of ephemeral items including typed copies of appreciations of the Chindit's services from Colonel Charles D. Farr, USAC and Auchinleck; a collection of Japanese occupation currency; an unused Chindit Christmas airgraph; two large wall-maps relating to operations in the Far East, Army Bureau of Current Affairs Map Reviews, Nos. 53 & 56; pictorial propaganda pamphlet in the Far-Eastern Fresco Series, S.E.A.C. Saga; four contemporary press photographs of including a portrait of Wingate, three with typed captions; together with a quantity of newspaper clippings, most later. All of these housed in a simple wallet-file, with Rippingale's ownership inscription; "Major J.E.B. Rippinglae, T.D. (Ex-'Chindit')" and titled by him; "The Campaign in Burma (Gen. Wingate's 'Chindits') 1943-1945." Together with a group of 20, mainly personal, accounts of the Chindit operations, most in jackets, but condition variable; Baggeley - A Chindit Story. Bidwell - The Chindit War. Calvert - Fighting Mad. [Military historian Brian bond's copy] Calvert - Prisoners of Hope. Carfrae - Chindit Column. Denny - Chindit Indiscretion. Fergusson - Beyond the Chindwin. Ditto - Patrick Boyle's copy. Halley - With Wingate in Burma. Rhodes James - Chindit. [With extensive personal annotations by one S. Threadgall, evidently an WAFF NCO serving with the Chindits.] Jeffrey - Sunbeams like Swords. Masters - The Road past Mandalay. Mead - Orde Wingate and the Historians. Painter - A signal Honour. Rolo - Wingate's Raiders. [Wavell's copy, Wavell contributes a foreword.] Sharpe - To be a Chindit. Shaw - Special Force. Towill - Chindit's Chronicle. [signed] Tulloch - Wingate in Peace and War. [inscribed by the author.] Wilcox - Chindit Column.

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        Erika. Die frohe Zeitung für Front und Heimat 1.Jahrgang 1940 Nr.1-52 (vollständig)

      Berlin, Deutscher Verlag, 1940 - Vollständige Ausgabe im original Verlagseinband (51 Hefte, jeweils Broschur im Format 23,3 x 31,7 cm) mit fotoillustriertem Deckeltitel, Hauptschriftleiter: Alfred Will / Berlin. Seiten 1-775, mit sehr vielen Fotoabbildungen und teilweise farbigen Zeichnungen. - Kriegsdruck, Exemplar in sehr guter Erhaltung; weiter Fotos s.Nr.19447! - Deutsches / Drittes / Deutsches Reich, Deutschland im 2.Weltkrieg, illustrierte Bücher, Landser, Zeitschrift für Front und Heimat im Nationalsozialismus, Monatsschrift vor 1945, Wehrmacht an der Westfront, Ritterkreuz, Ritterkreuzträger, Truppenbetreuung, NS.-Schrifttum, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut Bitte beachten Sie: Auf Grund der besonderen Versandkostenvorgaben vom ZVAB und Abebooks, kann es bei schwereren oder mehrbändigen Werken zu höheren Portokosten kommen, da der Preis sich nicht am Gewicht, sondern nach der Anzahl der Artikel richtet. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Damals. Erinnerungen an grosse Tage der SS-Totenkopf-Division im französischen Feldzug 1940 * mit O r i g i n a l - S c h u t z u m s c h l a g

      Stuttgart, Chr. Belser Verlag, 1940 - Vollständige Ausgabe im Original-Verlagseinband (Festeinband / Pappband im Format 21,5 x 28,5 cm) mit Rücken- und Deckeltitel sowie dem fotoillustriertem Original-Schutzumschlag OSU. 118 Seiten, mit sehr vielen Fotoabbildungen, oft ganzseitigen Fotoabbildungen auf Kunstdruckpapier in Kupfertiefdruck. Diese tragen Bildunterschriften wie: "SS-Gruppenführer Eike, Divisionskommandeur der SS-Totenkopf-Division, auf dem Wege zur Front / Was so ein Lkw. in seinen 4 Wänden an Männern einschließt, das hält zusammen wie Pech und Schwefel. Der Lkw. ist ihre Bude, ihr Laden, und wehe dem Feinde, wenn die Männer kampfentschlossen mit behendem Sprung über die Wände setzen, dann kann der Gegner erleben, was in solch einer zusammengeschweißten Gruppe von Männern drin steckt. Auf Tod und Leben sind sie miteinander verschworen! / Wenn wir dem Gegner das Laufen beigebracht hatten, dann sorgten unsere Stukas schon dafür, daß sie auf dem Laufenden gehalten wurden / Unter so manchem Helm stiehlt sich graues Schläfenhaar hervor. Viele unserer Kameraden waren "nur" Reservisten, wie die Engländer einmal meinten. Freiwillige waren sie, Freiwillige aus der Allgemeinen SS, sie bewiesen den Tommys sehr bald, aus welchem Holz sie waren / Mit den Kameraden von der Panzerwaffe verband uns eine besonders herzliche Waffenbrüderschaft. Wir, von denen berühmten schnellen Divisionen, waren für sie verflucht fixe Brüder. Wir wussten, was wir voneinander zu halten hatten / ein Blitz-und Rollen der Donnerschlag! Jaulend fegen die Granaten zum Tommy hinüber, um ihm die Betten ein wenig aufzuschütteln / Der Alte in vorderster Front! Der SS-Führer, seine Knarre in der Faust, das rechte Schulterstück im Kampfgetümmel heruntergerissen, gibt seinem Divisionskommandeur Bericht über die Lage / Hart bellen die Maschinengewehre auf. Mit ruhig gezielten Feuerstößen wird jede Bewegung des Gegners erstickt. Er wird an den Boden genagelt / Still liegt nun der Regimentskommandeur im Bett des französischen Bauernhauses. Er fiel im Kampf, inmitten seiner Kameraden. Ein Soldat wie jeder andere. Im Leben wie im Sterben das Vorbild eines Kämpfers für den Führer - "Pak nach vorn!" Wie die leibhaftigen Teufel preschen die Fahrzeuge nach vorn, und Sekunden später steht die Pak schon feuerbereit in der Straßenkurve / Spannung liegt im Gesichtsausdruck und Haltung des Stoßtruppführers / In kopfloser Flucht zogen die Engländer in Richtung Dünkirchen ab, in wilder Verfolgungsjagd setzen wir hinter ihnen her / Unsere Stukas hatten den Tommies in Bayonne fürchterlich "eingeheizt". Die Trümmer des britischen Expeditionskorps blockierten fast sämtliche Straßen der Stadt / Sie kämpften Schulter an Schulter, Weiße und Farbige!-Kameraden?" - Mit Druckvermerk: "Dieses Buch ist eine Gemeinschaftsarbeit der SS-Kriegsberichter Hermann Ege, Karl F. Bauer und Herbert Bonda" - Deutsches / Drittes Reich, Großdeutschland im 2.Weltkrieg, Waffen-SS im Frankreichfeldzug, Totenkopf-Division, Papa Eicke, Militär, Militaria, deutsches Soldatentum im Fronteinsatz, farbige französische Soldaten, illustrierte Bücher, Kriegführung im Nationalsozialismus, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut. - Erstausgabe, EA, erste Auflage in guter Erhaltung, , weitere Fotos s.Nr.22285! Bitte beachten Sie: Auf Grund der besonderen Versandkostenvorgaben vom ZVAB und Abebooks, kann es bei schwereren oder mehrbändigen Werken zu höheren Portokosten kommen, da der Preis sich nicht am Gewicht, sondern nach der Anzahl der Artikel richtet. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Witch in the Wood

      Collins, 1940. Hardcover. Good. 1940. 281 pages. No dust jacket. Grey and green cloth hardback. Ex lib plate to front pd. Minor splitting to internal hinges. Mild foxing and use marks to pages. Illustrated. Minor edge wear and use marking present with tanning to spine. This book has come into contact with water and shows mild water staining. Ultimately a good, firm copy.

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        T'Arrangi! Numero Unico del Btg. A.U.C. Fant. Mot. 31o Fanteria "Siena".

      76 pp. wartime publication for soldiers in training, being the singular number of the Motorized Infantry Group 31 "Siena", with music scores, cartoons, satire, caricatures, transcriptions of fictional dialogue, and most strikingly, futurist inserts mixing progressive page and typography design with caricatures of war experiences and soldiering, illustrated throughout, including a five page entry with elements of concrete poetry written by "The Student Futurist" entitled "The Rifle Lava; Synthetic Plastic-sealed Futurist Figurative Impressions". 4to. Illus. wrpps., with a 1/2" tear to front cover, otherwise fine. Naples 1940.

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        Expressionistisches Gemälde *Kutsche vor Säulenportikus* mit Figurenstaffage.

      - Bildmaß: 29 x 33 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 37,5 x 41 cm ), Öl auf Pappe. Links unten mit *A. Henselman* signiert. ( das Bild aber eindeutig von Albert Henselmann ), undatiert ( ca. um 1940 ). Das in erdigen, dunken Farbtönen gehaltene Bild von guter Erhaltung. ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )( Provenienz: Alter Privatbesitz ) ( Lagerort Richey ) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Grapes of Wrath [Illustrated]

      Heritage Press 1940 - Inscribed illustrated edition. Inscribed by John Steinbeck on the title page to Mr. and Mrs. O'Quinn. Thomas Hart Benton (illustrator). 559 pgs, 7 7/8" wide x 10 1/4" tall. Illustrated endpapers. Dark tan cloth with silver lettering . All external page edges have been tinted a light yellow by the publisher. The book spine is slightly sunned. Comes in publisher's slipcase, edges worn and top edge on one side split. The book itself is internally unmarked, clean, tightly bound and in fine condition. All housed in a custom-made slipcase. The story of The O'Quinns: In 1955, John Steinbeck came to Austin, Texas, to visit his nephew, Jon Atkinson. Jon was highschool friends with Kerry O'Quinn. During Steinbeck's visit, Kerry went to Jon's house and took his parent's Heritage Club copy of The Grapes of Wrath which Steinbeck signed with the wonderful inscription: "For Mr. & Mrs. Quinn, from John Steinbeck who isn't angry at anybody". FYI: When Jon and Kerry graduated highschool in 1956, their parents gave them a two week trip to New York City. John and Elaine Steinbeck were away at Sag Harbor for the summer but offered them the use of his 5-story townhouse on East 72nd Street, complete with housekeeper and cook. Elaine helped them to get orchestra seats for all the big Broadway musicals including My Fair Lady which was sold out. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Why England Slept

      New York, NY: Wilfred Funk, 1940., 1940. First edition. Octavo, pp.xxx; 252. Elegantly bound in half red oasis morocco over orginal pictorial cloth sides, raised bands and gilt titles to spine. Small ink mark to lower cover else a clean, fine copy. The published version of a thesis examining the rise of the German Reich, written by Kennedy during his senior year at Harvard University.

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        For Whom The Bell Tolls

      New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940., 39. FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Octavo, pp.471, Scribners' 'A' on copyright page. Publisher's oatmeal coloured cloth blocked in red and black, without dust-wrapper. With presentation note to flyleaf; For Patela Ariega [?] / with all the best / wishes there are / from her friend / Ernest Hemingway. This copy is rather used; the text block is shaken within case, inside joints cracked and subsequently repaired in an amateur yet charming fashion, loose and attached newsclippings included, family bookplate, text block quite clean, covers rubbed and marked. One of Hemingway's best works, as stated by the author's biographer Jeffrey Meyers. 'For Whom The Bell Tolls' tells the story of Robert Jordan, a young American in the International Brigades attached to a republican guerrilla unit during the Spanish Civil War. Hanneman [A18]. Listed in Modern Library's Top 100 Novels [1998].

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        The Wind in the Willows

      New York: The Limited Editions Club,, 1940. With an Introduction by A. A. Milne & Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Tall quarto. Original quarter white cloth, titles to spine gilt, patterned paper boards, titles to spine and top edge gilt. Housed in the publisher's green slipcase. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 15 plates by Arthur Rackham. Spine tanned. Contents partially unopened. An excellent copy. Signed limited edition, one of 2,020 numbered copies signed by the designer Bruce Rogers. Rackham had been asked to illustrate the first edition of 1908 but was unable to accept the commission. He deeply regretted the decision, but just before his death he was able to illustrate this Limited Editions Club edition.

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        [The Snopes Trilogy, comprising:] The Hamlet; The Town; The Mansion

      New York Random House [through 1959] 1940 Three First Printings (so stated). 8vo: [8],421,[1]; [8],371,[1]; [12],436pp. The Hamlet: Publisher's black cloth, spine and upper cover ruled in red and lettered in gilt, top edge stained red, full-color pictorial title page; second-issue pictorial dust jacket (four reviews excerpted on back panel), with particularly vibrant front panel, priced $2.50. About Fine (spine gilt slightly dulled) and apparently unread, in about Fine jacket with brief edge wear. The Town: Publisher's first issue claret-colored binding, with line 8 repeated on line 10, p. 327, spine and upper cover lettered in gilt and ruled in blue-grey, top edge stained blue-grey, grey threaded end papers; first issue pictorial dust jacket (with 5/57 publisher's code on front flap), priced $3.95. Fine (barring small collector's label on upper corner of front end paper), square and tight, gilt lettering sharp and bright; about Fine jacket barely rubbed to toe of spine panel. The Mansion: Publisher's blue coarsely woven cloth, upper cover and spine ruled in grey and lettered in gilt, top edge stained yellow, blue end papers; first-issue pictorial dust jacket, price $4.75, with publisher's code "10/59" on front flap and author's photograph by Ralph R. Thompson on back panel. Fine, in equally Fine jacket. Petersen A22.1d, A47.1b, and A52.2b. Burgess 99, p. 73. Fine-

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        [Four Quartets, comprising] East Coker; Burnt Norton; The Dry Salvages; Little Gidding

      London Faber & Faber [through 1942] 1940 Four uniform first impressions of the separate appearances in pamphlet form of Eliot's wartime masterpiece. East Coker: 16pp; yellow paper wrappers printed in black (Near Fine, barring the usual toning) over white card covers, stapled. Light foxing throughout, the final 8pp uncut [Gallup A36c]. Burnt Norton: 16pp; aquamarine paper wrappers printed in black folded over stiff white covers; stapled. Fine, with just a hint of fading along the spine crease. [Gallup [A37]. The Dry Salvages: 16pp; pale blue paper wrappers printed in black folded over stiff cream (Gallup's first state) paper without the Adelphi watermark. Very Good or better, the wraps faded and lightly foxed, with a stain on the inner flap fold, but the pages bright and unmarked, except for an owner's inscription in a neat hand on the half-title [Gallup A39]. Little Gidding: 16pp; stiff mauve wrappers printed in black, stapled (Gallup's second state). Near Fine or better with traces of foxing to the back panel, internally bright and fresh [Gallup A42]. First Faber printing of the first title (East Coker first appeared in two forms associated with its publication in The New English Weekly.), first separate edition of the second title (first published in Collected Poems, 1936), and first editions of the latter two titles.

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        Mein Kampf - Erster Band: Eine Abrechnung // Zweiter Band: Die nationalsozialistische Bewegung [Vorzugsausgabe in Halbleder!!!] 6. Auflage

      Zentralverlag der NSDAP / Franz Eher Nachfolger GmbH. 1940 Originaleinbände in Halbleder (Hldr.) mit Goldprägung und Kopfgoldschnitt, Vorzugsaugabe im Großformat 360+351 Extrem selten ! Zustand: sehr guter Zustand, innen sauber und frisch, Goldschnitt und Leder ebenfalls frisch Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Why England Slept.

      New York: Wilfred Funk, Inc, 1940. First edition. Octavo, original red cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in a contemporary hand, "For Asa Bordages with best wishes Jack Kennedy." The recipient, Asa Bordages was a feature writer for the New York World-Telegram and playwright known for the 1941 play Brooklyn USA. Lightest of rubbing, near fine in a very good dust jacket with some small chips and wear to the extremities. 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)

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        Chronique privée de l'an 1940

      First edition, one of 115 numbered copies on "pur-fil" paper Marais. Back slightly insolated, otherwise nice copy. Stock Paris 1940 12x19cm broché

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