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        My Own Murder

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Patrik Andersson Antikvariat]
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        The Hamlet.

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

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

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

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        THE OX-BOW INCIDENT

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

      [Bookseller: Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore]
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        THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        For Whom The Bell Tolls

      Charles Scribner's Sons 1940 - Finely bound in recent full grey oasis, with gilt title and decoration to spine. Raised bands , gilt rule to board. Marble end papers. Pages slightly tanned.Top edge gilt. Publishers cloth front board and spine bound in at the back. Very handsome copy in fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Langton Books]
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        The Hamlet

      Random House, New York 1940 - LIMITED EDITION of 250 copies SIGNED by William Faulkner on the limitation page. The book is bound in the original publisher's blue cloth spine with minor wear to the edges. The binding is tight with light wear to the boards. The pages are clean with slight discoloration to the front endpaper. There is NO marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy SIGNED by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Zoologisch Genootschap, Natura Artis Magistra (Zeichnung Flu?pferd)

      Amsterdam 1940 - 14 x 21 cm 48 Seiten 130 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Schueling Buchkurier]
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        Wegweiser (Pinguin)

      Berlin 1940 - 21 cm 92 Seiten 200 gr. guter Zustand (mit deutlichen Gebrauchsspuren) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Schueling Buchkurier]
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        El Victorial: Crónica de Don Pero Minño, conde de Buelna, por su alférez Gutierre Díez de Games

      - Crónica Espasa-Calpe. Madrid. 1940. 25 cm. 9 vols. OBRA COMPLETA Encuadernacion en tapa blanda de editorial. Intonso. Contiene ilustraciones en blanco y negro. Cubierta deslucida. FC35 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Alcaná Libros]
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        Eigenh. Brief m. U. „Alfred Döblin".

      Hollywood, 12.XI.1940 - 8vo. 3 pp. „An die Buchhandlung" in New York: „[ ] wollen Sie bitte ein broschiertes Exemplar meines in deutscher Sprache erschienenen Werkes ‚Das Land ohne Tod’ 2 Bände (Titel des ersten Bandes: | ‚Die Fahrt ins Land ohne Tod’ | Titel des zweiten Bandes | ‚Der blaue Tiger’) auf meine Kosten senden an | Mr. George Stevens | T.B. Lippincott Co, publishers / 250 park avenue, New-York (N.Y.) / Die Bände sind erschienen im Querido-Verlag Amsterdam 1937/38. Über die amerikanische Auslieferung kann sie eventuell orientieren die Alliance Book Coop. / 212, fifth avenue, New-York [ ]" - Döblin ergänzte die beiden erwähnten Werke um den Band ‚Der neue Urwald’ (1948) zur sogenannten Amazonas Trilogie. Im ersten Band schildert Döblin das Leben der Urvölker des Amazonas-Bekkens und das erste Aufeinandertreffen der europäischen Eroberer mit den Indios; der zweite Teil erzählt von der Mission der Jesuiten; im dritten Band geht es um den Urwald, den der moderne europäische Mensch in sich trägt.

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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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. 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. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs. 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Beano Book 1940 First Annual Number 1

      UK: DC Thomson, 1940. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine. Dudley D Watkins. The Beano Book 1940 First Annual Number 1 DC Thomson. The first ever Beano annual, published by DC Thomson & Co Ltd 1940. No inscriptions, no scribbles or colouring in. No loose or damaged pages. Binding still square and tight. Covers very bright with no splitting to hinges on either cover. Remarkably scarce in this condition. Further images on request.

      [Bookseller: Brought to Book Ltd]
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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. Contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper. Extremities a touch soiled, spine gently cocked, spine ends and corners slightly bumped, edges foxed, front hinge tender, text block strained in a couple of places but firm. A very good copy in a mildly toned jacket with slightly nicked and creased extremities, a few short closed tears, and lightly chipped spine ends, affecting top of "One Two" and bottom of "Club". First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Eurasian Bittern Original Watercolour Painting

      G. Beningfield, 1940, Softcover, Book Condition: As New, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, One-off Original Artwork. Size: 530 x 470 mm. 1 pages. Item Type: Art Work. This is an original watercolour painting by Gordon George Beningfield, c.1940. The image is approx. 330 x 260 mm, slight fading around the edges (approx. 1.5cm max) which is hidden by the mounting. Otherwise very well-preserved and professionally mounted with a grey textured border, and framed with a gold finish. The item is unglazed. Why do most sellers not describe their actual item on Amazon? Buy with confidence, support a genuine Independent Bricks & Mortar Real Bookshop and help to preserve our High Streets as interesting places to shop. We are Maynard & Bradley CAMBO & PBFA (now lapsed) members here in Leicester City Centre, UK. +44 116 253 2712 Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Art & Design; Britain/UK; 1940s; Animals & Birds. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 52018.

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        Roger Fry. A Biography.

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

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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        National Home Monthly Magazine, April (Apr.) 1940 - Paying for the War / Spies in Holland / Sir Dudley Pound / Mysteries of Tibet's Dalai Lama

      Stovel / National Home Monthly, 1940, Paperback, Book Condition: Good, First Edition, Illustrated By: Phillips, John (cover); Smith, Ralph C.; Maltman, W.; Holmgren, John; Garland, George. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall, 68 pages. Features: Colour cover illustration of golfer staring out window at rain; Colour Marboleum floors and Muroleum walls ad inside front cover; Vintage Frigidaire fridge one-page ad; News digest includes 'Munich-Mindedness', 'No Compromise', 'Re-distribution of the Earth', 'The Heroism of Finland'; Fantastic one-page colour photo Fisher Body ad provides two photos of the Dionne Quintuplets, all wearing light blue coats and with ribbons in their hair; Paying for the War; Mysteries of Tibet's Dalai Lama, the 'King Who Never Dies' - fantastic photo-illustrated article with photo of 'Little Tanchu', the Dalai Lama, and the Potala in Lhasa; Nice Little Dog (hunting short story); Spring Freshet Baby; Nothing Ever Happens; Managing Director of the Navy, Sir Dudley Pound, First Sea Lord - article with photo; Spies in Holland - Fascinating article explains how Nazi agents have been specially commissioned by the Hitler since 1933 to probe the secrets of Holland's plans for defence in the event of invastion; Loafers' Loops (short story); Bang and Go Back! - harness-racing article; Vintage half-page orange and black Alka-Seltzer ad features endorsement of the Toronto Maple Leafs and photo of them playing the New York Rangers, including Syl Apps and Gordie Drillon; Half-page Canadian Pacific ad presents the Banff Springs Hotel; *Gorgeous* 1949 Chevrolet colour centrefold ad features a maroon Special De Luxe Sport Sedan plus illustrations of a green Cabriolet, a brown four-passenger coupe, a brown Master 85 Business Coupe, and a green Town Sedan; Interested photo-illustrated Movie News; Nice photo and brief write-up of Muriel Angelus; 1/4-page illustrated ad for Canadian National's Continental Limited; Photo of world champion pacer "Billy Direct", with his celebrated trainer, Vic Fleming; No Happy Medium, Please - fashion article; Pull Up a Chair - interior design article with two funky colour photos; The Eyes Have It - beauty article; Pond's cold cream ad features photos of Lady Brigid King-Tenison and Katherryn Hernan; Another Pond's ad features photos of Miss Ridgeley Vermilye; Vintage fashion illustrations; Menus to Fit Every Budget; World Sayings; Great Heinz Spaghetti ad on back cover shows happy blonde holding steaming dish; and more. Unmarked with average wear. Binding sound. A sound copy of this fascinating wartime issue, Magazine

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        Portrait of Jennie [Signed Advance Copy]

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. First edition. Wrappers. Very Good +. A Very Good + example of the QUITE SCARCE TO RARE PUBLISHER'S ADVANCE COPY for the first edition, first printing, of Robert Nathan's major novel "Portrait of Jennie", SIGNED BY ROBERT NATHAN on the half-title where Nathan has inscribed the book as follows: "For Michael Druck. (I [underscored] / haven't even got one of these [underscored] // Robert Nathan // Los Angeles 1978" (rubbing to the spine edges and to the wrapper edges, tiny tear to the rear wrapper's bottom edge); one of this American novelist and poet's two most notable works (the other being "The Bishop's Wife" - Bobbs-Merrill, 1928), and his most successful work, "Portrait of Jennie" centers on a Depression-Era painter and the woman he is painting, which woman is slipping through time. Considered a masterpiece of Fantasy Fiction, the book provided the basis for the 1948 fantasy film directed by William Dieterle, produced by David O. Selznick, and starring Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore, and Lillian Gish. Science Fiction writer and editor Judith Merril described the book as "one of the most durable successes in the fantasy business," and Ray Bradbury wrote that the novel "...touched and frightened me when I was twenty-four. Now, once more, it touches and frightens." Advance copies of the novel are quite scarce -- as noted in his inscription to this volume, even Robert Nathan did not have a copy -- signed copies of the novel in any format are quite scarce as well, and signed copies of this Publisher's Advance copy are as scarce as hen's teeth. A Very Good + copy of the QUITE SCARCE PUBLISHER'S ADVANCE COPY, SIGNED BY ROBERT NATHAN. EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE TO RARE.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      Scribner's, 1940 A fine first edition (with Scribner's A on the copyright page) in a very good first issue dust jacket (no reference to photographer on back panel), signed by the author Ernest Hemingway on a blank page after the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom-made collector's slip0case.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        Poeta En Nueva York. Con Cuatro Dibujos Originales. Prólogo De José Bergamín y Un Poema De Antonio Machado.

      Arbol Editorial Séneca, México 1940 - 187 pp. y 4 láminas, dos de ellas en color. Muy conservado ejemplar encuadernado por Cambras a media piel con puntas. Lomera con nervios, florones y un tejuelo. Corte superior dorado. Con regia caja de resguardo forrada en tela y con los remates en piel. Conserva las cubiertas originales. Size: 24,5 x 18,5 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUÀRIA]
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        Alexander Sakharoff. Porträt. Mit einer sehr persönlichen handschriftlichen Widmung "À Saul très affectueusement Shura 1945". Aufnahme von Annemarie Heinrich, Santa Fé 1026, Buenos Aires.

      1940 - [1940er Jahre]. Ca. 24,3 x 18,9 cm. Rückseitig mit dem Atelierstempel. Schönes Porträt des Tänzers. Provenienz: Privatbesitz, Buenos Aires. - Annemarie Heinrich (1912 Deutschland - 2005 Argentinien) war eine bekannte argentinische Fotografin deutscher Herkunft. Sprache: Französisch

      [Bookseller: Stader Kunst-Buch-Kabinett]
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        Hinter den Zigarrenwolken ?». [Nationalsozialistische Propagandaschrift].

      o. Angaben, [ca. ] 1940 - 8°, o. P. [8 oben gefalzte Falttaf. m. Abb.], Geh., Umschlag min. unsauber, allg. etw. knitterspurig. Die vermeintliche Entlarvung der misslichen englischen Kriegsverhältnisse in acht Episoden: Die ersten Seiten der Falttafeln zeigen die englischen (bzw. Churchills) «Behauptungen» (bspw. die englische Offensive), die zweite die «Wahrheit» aus der Optik der NS-Propaganda (die flüchtenden englischen Truppen). Sehr selten. 900 gr. Schlagworte: Geschichte - Faschismus [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        J.E.H. MACDONALD. A Biography & Catalogue of his Work. Introduction and design by Thoreau MacDonald

      Toronto: Ryerson , 1940. Edition Limited to 500 copies. Pp. xiv, 60, 19 plates (including 2 in colour, 1 half-tone portrait), text illustrations, burnt orange cloth, dust jacket. Thomas Roche Lee, ephemera collector and amateur art historian's bookplate to front pastedown designed by Thoreau MacDonald. Inscribed to Mr. Lee by E.R. Hunter and dated 1948, and by Thoreau MacDonald dated 1950. Shadow of cello tape on upper and lower covers, embossed circular library stamp to white space of title-page with stamped number at lower edge, library bookplate on verso of front free endpaper, no other library indications except the same number stamp at lower edge of rear free endpaper and written in pencil, Special Collections Board Room. Stilll a very collectible copy. Edison C42.. SIGNED BY AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR. First, Limited Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Hugh Anson-Cartwright Fine Books, ABAC/I]
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        Vintage Original Drawing

      Blue and black ink-and-wash panel from the illustrated "Fountainhead" [ca. 1940], depicting Roark and Dominique in front of the Connecticut fireplace. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". Included is a facsimile of Rand's letter to King Features, praising the strip and requesting this from among her 4 favorite drawings from the series. Rand (1905-1982), Russian born American author; her novels "The Fountainhead" (1943) and "Atlas Shrugged" (1957), reflect her "objectivist" philosophy.

      [Bookseller: George Houle Rare Books & Autographs]
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        The Idiocy of Idealism.

      London u.a., W. Hodge & Comp. Ltd., 1940. 152 S. OLwd. m. OSch. EA in engl. Sprache. Mit einer halbseitigen Widm. an Dr. Robert Eisler, dat. Oxford April 1941. Mit zwei an den Schutzumschlag angeklebten Nachrufen. - OSch. fachmännisch m. Japanpapier hinterlegt in den Randläsuren, dieser berieben, leichte Gbrsp., kl. Fleck a. Deckel. - Levy, (1867 - 1946), geboren in Stargard Pommern als Sohn eines Bankiers, studierte in Freiburg Medizin und machte dort 1891 den Abschluß. 1894 ging er nach England. Durch einen Patienten kam er zu Nietzsche, dessen Werke er zwischen 1909 und 1913 ins Englische übersetzte. Später wurde seine Übersetzung als nicht wissenschaftlich genug kritisiert. Seine Mitarbeiter waren Francis Bickley, Paul V. Cohn, Thomas Common, William S. Haussman, J.M. Kennedy, Anthony Ludovici, Maximilian A. Mugge, Maude D. Petre, Horace B. Samuel, Herman Scheffauer, G.T. Wrench und Helen Zimmern. Ludovici wurde sein wichtigster Schüler. Im Allgemeinen fand er jedoch wenig englische Unterstützung, aber A. R. Orage war begeistert und so veröffentlichte er einiges in „The New Age“. Als der erste Weltkrieg ausbrach, mußte er England verlassen, obwohl er pro-englisch eingestellt war. So ging er 1915 nach Deutschland zurück und dann weiter in die Schweiz. Als er 1920 wieder in England war, schrieb er unvorsichtigerweise das Vorwort zu dem politisch-einseitigen Pamphlet von George Pitt Rivers „The World Significance of the Russian Revolution“. Die erfolgte Deportation 1921 sah ihn in der dritte französische Republik. Erst 1938 lebte er wieder in England, da seine Tochter Maud den Buchhändler Albi Rosenthal in Oxford geheiratet hatte. 2004 wurde sein Nachlass in das Nietzsche-Haus in Sils Maria, Schweiz, hinterlegt. (nach Zitat) - Levy, (1867 - 1946), studied medicine in Freiburg until 1891. From 1892 in England, he encountered Nietzsche. The 18-volume Nietzsche translation was overseen by him from 1909 to 1913. With the start of the World War I. he returned to Germany, later Switzerland ... As his daughter married the bookseller Albi Rosenthal in Oxford, he went back in 1938: \"Levy has for many years been the tireless apologist and interpreter of Nietzsche\". (Zitat). Versand D: 7,00 EUR Philosophie; Widmungsexemplare

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        Autograph postcard signed.

      Paris, 20.5.1940 - 8vo. 1 1/2 pp. To Gerda Groth „Mademoiselle Garde" whom he knew since 1937. Soutine met Gerda Groth in an Exhibition of Independent Artists, where he participated. Groth was a German Jew, who had fled from the Nazis to France where she judged herself to be safe. On May 15 she is interned with other Germans living in Paris and then deported to camp de Gurs, a concentration camp in the Pyrénées. Soutine never sees her again.„Chère Garde, je ne t'oublie pas. Il faut prendre habitude à ta nouvelle vie, tout le monde est malheureux maintenant [ ] Soutine, artiste peintre, 18 villa Seurat. Paris 14" - Autographs of Soutine are very rare.

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

      New York: Dr. Albrecht Buschke, 1940. 28-page pamphlet publication, stapled, in paper covers, text also on final page. Signed by Lasker 'Em. Lasker' on verso of title page, which also asserts his copyright, dated 1940. The match took place in late 1939 and Jan 1940, shortly before the Nazis invaded Holland. Buschke, who was also publishing a book by Lasker on unemployment, called The Community of the Future, apparently prevailed on him to annotate two games. He may have added some comments to the other annotators, who also included Jacques Mieses, then celebrating his 75th birthday. Very rare item of chess ephemera. Provenance: from the collection of J. J. O'Hanlon, former Irish chess champion.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      Scribner's, 1940 A near fine first edition (with Scribner's A on the copyright page) in a good first issue dust jacket (no reference to photographer on back panel), inscribed by the author Ernest Hemingway in Cuba on the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom-made collector's clamshell case with a leather spine.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good.

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        The Arab War: Confidential Information for General Headquarters from Gertrude Bell, Being Despatches Reprinted from the Secret "Arab Bulletin

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

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        Le cortège priapique.

      - Slnd (fin des années 1940). In-8 en ff. libres, (2)ff.bl.-(12)ff.-2)ff.bl., sous couverture rempliée illustrée, chemise et étui (légères rousseurs sur l'étui, la chemise, et certaines pages). Orné de 19 eaux-fortes originales de Prassinos tirées en bistre. Tirage limité à 160 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil du Marais (vélin d'Arches). * Dutel 1304 (n'annonce que 16 eaux-fortes). * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Frais de port en sus. * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Due to NY Book Fair, please note that orders placed between March 31 and April 12 will be shipped after that last date. Thank you for your understanding and your patience. *** Langue : Français

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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      Scribner's, 1940 A fine first edition (with Scribner's A on the copyright page) in a fine first issue dust jacket (no reference to photographer on back panel), signed by the author Ernest Hemingway on a blank page after the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom-made collector's clamshell case with a leather spine.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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        Plakat - Berner Oberland. Tiefdruck.

      1940 101 x 63 cm, Zustand A (etwas knitterspurig) Gestaltung: Amstutz & Herdeg. Zürich. AuftraggeberIn: Verkehrsverein Berner Oberland. Interlaken. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Plakate - Tourismus Helvetica - Bern

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        Sail Boats

      Los Angeles: Circa 1940-1950s. Watercolor and gouache on paper. 26 x 20 inches image size. Signed lower lright. Provenance: Marty Martinez of Piedmont Lane Galleries, Oakland, who handled the estate

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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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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        Le temple-reposoir de Séti II à Karnak. Texte et Planches.

      IFAO, Le Caire 1940 - IFAO, Le Caire, 1940. First edition. Large square folio, 1 frontispice, 73 pages, 11 plates. Beige boards. Remains of tape on front board. Small stamp of loterie nationale. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meretseger Books]
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        Privates Fotoalbum Stationen des Beginns des Zweiten Weltkriegs.

       1940 Interessantes Fotoalbum mit 140 privaten Aufnahmen, beginnend Sommer/Herbst 1939 sowie ca. 50 montierten Postkarten bzw. gekauften Aufnahmen: Mit zahlreichen montierten schwarz-weißen Aufnahmen ( meist im Format 6 x 9 cm ( aber auch etliche kleinere Aufnahmen, wie auch größere Fotos ). Die Aufnahmen oft unten- oder nebenstehend beschriftet, beginnen mit Aufnahmen aus Sylt: Meer, Dünen, Sonne, Wolken: Das ist Sylt / Kampen am Watt / Keitum ist ausser Kampen wohl der wonnigste Ort auf Sylt...Wie lange wird dieses Schöne dem unerhörten Militärbauprogramm standhalten? / die nördlichste Ecke der Insel: List / Das war im Herbst 1939 / Weihnachten. 15 ° Kälte, 40 cm Schnee / Luftwaffen-Baubat. 12. Komp. See, Tinnum v. 1.10.1939 - 26. 1. 1940 ( mit einigen Ansichten der Bautätigkeit, sowie zahlreichen Militärpersonen ) / Weihnacht 1939, Tinnum / Rekrutenausbildung v. 30.1. - 28.4. 1940, Berlin-Kladow, 1. Lg. Nachr. Regmt.3 ( mit 28 privaten Fotos u.a. Personen, Exerzieren, Gelände, Gebäude, *Schneeschippen. Eine erfreuliche Arbeit, wenn dadurch 3 Std. Exerzieren ausfallen!!!* - *Das war am 12. März Kompaniefest. Verscheisserung aller Dienstgrade. Eine herrliche Genugtuung! * / Am 22.4.40 ist ide Ausbildung beendet und damit schöne Berliner Tage. Ich komme zur 4. L.N. Lehrabteilunge 11, 3 Tage Pinneberg, 1 Tag Hamburg und 2 Wochen, schreckliche Wochen, Niebüll. am 4. Mai geht`s nach Dänemark. Tondern, Ribe, Esbjerg. Es beginnt eine Zeit des *Frasses*! Das erste Kuchenpaket mit Schlagsahne werden mir ewig in Erinnerung bleiben. ( Mit zahlreichen Aufnahmen aus Esbjerg mit teils militärischem Bezug ) / Unsere Fluwa 4, Fanö / Es geht weiter / Paris 5.8.40. ( mit teils privaten Aufnahmen, teils aber auch montierten Postkarten und gekauften Fotos ) / Trouville sur mer + Deauville ( Postkarten ) / Manoir de Creuniers - Hennequeville *Unsere zweite Heimat* mit einigen privaten Fotos mit militärischem Bezug ( wie *Rundblick vom Späherturm* vom Turm des Manoirs zur Kanalküste ), aber auch montierten Trachtenansichten. Hinten beiliegend einige weitere Postkarten, 1 Originalzeichnung sowie Zeitungsausschnitte. Zusammen in einem Oln-Album mit Lederbandheftung, QuerGroß8° ( 23,5 x 32,5 cm ). Das Album gering fleckig, ansonsten guter Zustand. ( hinsichtlich Manoir des Creuziers vergleiche auch meine Bestellnummer 10807 und 10810 ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Zweiter Weltkrieg, Sylt, Frankreich, Trouville, Manoir de Creuniers, Atlantikküste, Kanal, Kanalküste, Berlin-Kladow, Esbjerg

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        For Whom the Bell Tolls.

      New York, Scribner's Sons, 1940. Original grey cloth with red title-label to spine and "Ernest Hemingway" to front board + original printed dust-jacket. Internally very nice, clean and fresh. Dust-jacket with a few nicks and tears to extremities and price-clipped (completely unsophisticated). Overall in very nice condition.. First Edition, First Printing (with the Scribner's "A" on copyright page), in first issue dust-jacket (without the photographer's name underneath the portrait on the back) of one of Hemingway'sgreatest novels

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        A History of Afghanistan

      Macmillan and Co., London 1940 - Two volumes, octavo, frontispieces, 18 plates and seven folding maps, large folding map in endpocket in second volume; a fine set in original blue cloth with dustjackets. A particularly fine copy, complete with perfect dustjackets, of the very scarce first edition.Following his lengthy and highly distinguished military and diplomatic career in the Persian region - which won him the respect of locals and Europeans alike - Sykes retired to England to devote himself to his scholarly and literary interests.The scope of this 'first complete history of Afghanistan' is vast: a detailed history of the region from prehistory and the conquest of the Medes and Persians, to the assassination of Nadir Shah in 1933.This first edition is unusually hard to find since much of the edition was destroyed in a warehouse fire during the Blitz. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Great Dictator (Original Film Program)

      Los Angeles: United Artists, 1940. Original American program for the 1940 film, with original illustrations by Al Hirschfeld. For his follow-up to the classic "Modern Times," Chaplin chose to do what only a handful of other films dared to do in 1940--make fun of Hitler. Though several of Chaplin's films prior to this had music and sound effects, and while Chaplin had sung briefly in "Modern Times," "The Great Dictator" marked the first time he spoke dialogue onscreen. 9 x 12 inches, 16 pages, full color, saddle-stitched card stock. Near Fine. Criterion Collection 565.

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        Errant Diplomat: The Life Of Franz Von Papen

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

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