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        The Arab War Being Despatches Reprinted from the Secret "Arab Bulletin"

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

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

      Pforzheim. 1940 - Handschriftliches Manuskriptbuch einer Operette. Die Texte verfasste Franz Giblhauser?, die Musik ist von Hans Leger (Für die Spielzeit 1933/34 wird der Mannheimer Hans Leger als 1. Kapellmeister an das Schauspielhaus verpflichtet. Hans Leger formt aus dem Pforzheimer Schauspielhaus ein Dreisparten-Theater, indem er dem Schauspiel und der Operette die Oper als festen Bestandteil des Spielplans hinzufügt. Leger setzt auch seine Forderung nach einem Orchester mit 30 Berufsmusikern durch, das unter seiner Leitung zugleich die Aufgaben eines Symphonieorchesters übernimmt.) Das Notenbild ist am 14.9.1940 von H. Färber gefertigt ( Anmerkung am Schluß des Stückes). Das Manuskript ist noch nachgearbeitet wurden (hanschriftliche Korekturen, Seiten überklebt, letzte Seite ist aus Seitenmangel nachträglich eingearbeitet wurden). Es handelt sich um ein neutrales Notenbuch von Arthur Parrhysius (Papier Nr. 6, 12 Linien) aus Berlin. Die Operette ist nach Recherchen nie aufgeführt wurden. Es handelt sich um eine ABSULUTE RARITÄT! HLn. mit Aufkleber >>MASKERADE<<.Ecken und Rückenschild sind lt. bestossen, Ln. am Rücken gering gelöst (ca. 1cm), Innen guter Zustand, tadelloses Notenbild. 1300 gr. 4°, ca. 100 S. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        Nine Times Time

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Code Penal: Commentaires Images de Joseph Hemard, 1 of 10 copies on...

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

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        La Realidad y El Deseo - Poesia Completa

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: JOSE MARIO SANTOS]
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        Les Thibault.

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

      [Bookseller: Le Cabinet d'Amateur]
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      c.'s 1940 - Gelatin silver print. Photographer's ink signature on reverse. Dimensions: 25 x 18.7cm.

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        Kunst im Deutschen Reich

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

      [Bookseller: Bauer Rare Books]
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        Umfangreiches privates Fotoalbum *Kriegsmarine* mit ca. 200 montierten privaten schwarz-weißen Fotos und Dokumenten aus den Jahren 1940 - 1946.

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

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

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

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

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        Follonica ed altri 14 capitoli ad umore amoroso

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

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Kanalparti Christianshavn / Kopenhagen. Kanalpartie mit Schiffen. Ölgemälde.

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

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        For Whom The Bell Tolls

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

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini ALAI - ILAB]
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        Manuscript Archive - Original War Propaganda Documents - Some Air Dropped for Distribution During War Periods

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

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        Boothbay Boatyard, Maine.

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

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        I Work Here: An Archive of 82 Photographic Identity Badges

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

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

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

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        Signal - Sonderausgabe der «Berliner Illustrirten Zeitung». 1940, Heft 6-17; 1941, Heft 1-23/24; 1942, Heft 1-23/24; 1943, Heft 1-24; 1944, Heft 1-18; 1945, Heft 1-3 ( 5 Bde.).

      Berlin, .45 1940 - 2°, pro Heft jew. 46 S. m. zahlr., tlw. farb. Abb., zahlreiche interessante Inserate., Privatbände minimal beschnitten (kein Textverlust). Umschläge mit eingebunden., Einige wenige Blätter mit Einrissen, einige mit kleinen Eckabrissen (Papier sehr fragil), sonst in sehr gutem Zustand. Fast kompletter Satz dieser eindrücklichen propagandistischen Nazi-Zeitschrift die in deutsch nur in der Schweiz erschien. Vorbild für das Blatt war die amerikanische Illustrierte Life. Signal zeichnete sich durch eine für die damalige Zeit herausragende Druckqualität aus. Jede Ausgabe enthielt mehrere, meist acht Farbseiten, was damals noch sehr ungewöhnlich war. Da sich die Zeitschrift an ein ausländisches Publikum richtete, war man bemüht, die Propaganda subtiler zu gestalten als innerhalb des Reiches. Hauptschriftleiter von Signal waren: Harald Lechenperg (1940?41), Heinz Medefind (1941), Wilhelm Reetz (1942?44) und schließlich der SS-Angehörige Giselher Wirsing. Die Mitarbeiter von Signal gehörten zu den besten Journalisten und Bildreportern, die dem nationalsozialistischen Staat zur Verfügung standen. Unter den Fotografen, die für das Blatt arbeiteten, waren Arthur Grimm, Hanns Hubmann, Hilmar Pabel, Benno Wundshammer und André Zucca.- Signal war als Presseorgan der Wehrmacht unterstellt und sollte im deutsch besetzten bzw. verbündeten Ausland für die angeblich europäische Mission des Nationalsozialismus werben. Für das Auswärtige Amt nahm dessen Pressechef Paul Karl Schmidt ?maßgeblichen Einfluss auf die Auslandsillustrierte ?Signal? (?). Neben der Verherrlichung von Nationalsozialismus und Wehrmacht gehörten die Propagierung einer ?europäischen Großraumwirtschaft? unter deutscher Führung und der ?Kampf gegen die Bolschewiken? zu den bevorzugten ?Signal?-Themen.? Der Hinweis auf das gemeinsame Ziel eines Kampfes gegen den ideologischen Todfeind, den Bolschewismus, sollte integrierend wirken. Signal erschien in den jeweiligen Landessprachen in Norwegen, Schweden, Dänemark, den Niederlanden, Belgien, Frankreich, Spanien, Portugal, Polen, Russland, Ungarn, Kroatien, Rumänien, Bulgarien und sogar in einer verkleinerten englischen Ausgabe, die mittels der V-Waffen über den Kanal transportiert wurde. Bis zum Kriegseintritt im Dezember 1941 gelangte die englische Ausgabe auch in die USA. Insgesamt erschienen zwischen April 1940 und März 1945 über hundert reguläre Ausgaben, in der Regel zweimal monatlich mit je vierzig Seiten und ab Herbst 1942 in zwanzig verschiedensprachigen Ausgaben. 20000 gr. Schlagworte: Geschichte - FaschismusZeitschriftenNeueingänge - Geschichte / Kulturgeschichte [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Rugged Flanks of the Caucasus

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

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        Tin Pan Alley (Original screenplay for the 1940 film)

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

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        Trattato di Architettura tipografica.

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

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

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        The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

      Houghton MIfflin 1940 - FIrst Printing. 1940 on title page and copyright page. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PRIMATO. Lettere e arti in Italia. Direttori Giuseppe Bottai e Giorgio Vecchietti.

      Mondadori/Vallecchi/Atena 1940-1943 In - 4 p. (mm. 370x260), bross. figur., pp. 20 / 24 cad., con numer. ill. in b.n. nel t. Di questo importante periodico quindicinale offriamo "tutto il pubblicato" in 82 fascicoli, dall?1 marzo 1940 (n. 1, Anno I) al 15 agosto 1943 (n. 15 - 16, Anno IV). La raccolta, ben conservata, è contenuta in 4 cartelle in mz. tela mod., con legacci. ?Fondata a Roma e diretta da Giuseppe Bottai e Giorgio Vecchietti, la rivista nacque con il fine di chiamare gli intellettuali alla collaborazione per la guerra (editoriale del n. 1: "Il coraggio della concordia").. Fu una rivista che poggiava soprattutto sui giovani: rappresenta la crisi della cultura fascista e contiene i motivi della cultura del dopoguerra. Si pubblicano racconti di Vergani, Emanuelli, Comisso, Tecchi, Monelli, Pavese, Pratolini, Brancati, Piovene, Montanelli - e poesie di Montale, Luzi, Gatto, Quasimodo, Penna, De Pisis e altri. Numerosi e importanti gli articoli di critica letteraria (dibattito sull?ermetismo, studi sull?800, sui contemporanei), critica d?arte (fra gli altri Guttuso e Maccari), di storia letteraria (Piovene, Monelli, del Bo, Emanuelli Brancati). Belle le copertine con disegni di importanti artisti: Cantatore, Maccari, Tamburi, Gentilini, Tosi, Casorati, Scipione, Longanesi ecc.? Così Diz. Autori Italiani Contemporanei (Vallecchi, 1974),II, p. 1081.

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        Murder In The Submarine Zone

      William Heinemann Ltd., London 1940. First Edition hardback in dustwrapper. VG+ in original publisher's blue cloth with black lettering to spine . 8vo, 253pp . Showing minor wear and bumping a little dustiness to edges and cloth, offsetting to endpapers, otherwise clean and bright. In first issue 7/6 wrapper with some light rubbing, overall fading to spine,creasing, tears, archival tape repair to verso and some discolouration. The dustwrapper is housed in a protective removable sleeve. 9233. Scarce in dustwrapper.

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        OUR BIG BOOK

      - DICK AND JANE. BIG BOOK: OUR BIG BOOK. Chicgo: Scott Foresman no date ca 1940. This is the giant sized Dick and Jane folio made for teachers to use as display in the class. Bound in black cloth measuring 19" wide x 26" high, lacks front easel, paper aging a bit and old tape marks on one page, some light margin wear, overall VG. This is the very rare early Big Book containing 7 stories from the first Pre-Primer We Look and See. Here Sally is named Baby and the illustrations are completely different from the New Book Book. Pages [3]-30 have wonderful full color illustrations of Dick, Jane, Baby, Puff, Spot and Tim. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "Riviera Coupe" Concept Art

      [Detroit], 1940. Mixed media on paper. Signed "Richard H. Arbib" and dated "9/24/40" A conceptual precursor of the famous Riviera of a later era This Arbib drawing was from his early involvement with GM's Styling Section under Harley Earl. It anticipates the famous Buick Riviera, which first appeared in 1949, also a 2 door hardtop. The Riviera Buick is most famous for the one which appeared on the market in 1963. Like this distant predecessor, it was sleek and sexy, comfortable and speedy. Arbib's drawing emphasizes the sleek contoured shape that seems the antithesis of the boxy cars of the 20's. At evening, in a California-like (or Riviera) seaside setting, the stylish coupe with its stylish driver pull up in front of a neo-Moorish portal where woman who looks like a model awaits him, cool and handsome like the car. Richard Arbib was a tireless industrial designer whose work ranged from watches to yachts, and included many lasting automotive innovations. Born in Gloversville, New York of Egyptian parentage, he attended Pratt. He worked on GM's exhibition at the 1939 World's Fair, and then various automotive, industrial and military designers (during the war) until he set up his own firm in New York in 1949. His work during the 1950's was especially important to the future as many of his dynamic and "space-age" designs were incorporated into production models of the late 50's, 60's and 70's. He also supplied illustrations to science fiction magazines and novels. Frederick Sharf, Richard H. Arbib 1917-1995 Visionary American Designer. 2006.

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        Clarence Day's "Life with Father": Made into a Play (First Edition, signed by Russel Crouse and Howard Lindsay, and members from the original cast of the premiere)

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by Crouse and Lindsay, and by members of the original cast, on the front flyleaf: Dorothy Stickney ("Vinnie"), John Drew Devereaux ("Clarence"), Richard Simon ("John"), Ruth Hammond ("Cora"), Dorothy Bernard ("Margaret"), Nellie Burt ("Nora"), A. H. Van Buren ("Dr. Humphreys"), Portia Morrow ("Delia"), Katherine Bard ("Annie"), Bobby Schenk and Ronald Reiss (uncredited, played "Harlan" and "Whitney"), and Bretaigne Windust (staged by). A brief gift inscription is at the bottom of the front flyleaf (dated 1940). Laid in is a presentation announcement of the Barter Theatre Award to Dorothy Stickney, the award being presented by Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt (undated, presumed 1939, folded twice). "Life with Father" proved quite popular, and was the longest-running nonmusical production on Broadway (a record the play still maintains). Basis for the 1947 film directed by Michael Curtis and starring William Powell, Irene Dunn, and a youthful Elizabeth Taylor in her seventh film role. A lovely association and quite uncommon. Near Fine in a Very Good plus or better dust jacket. Spine ends lightly bumped, with very faint tape ghosts at the pastedowns. Brief chipping and moderate rubbing at the jacket extremities.

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        [Photo Album]: RAF Mechanic 1940-1945 Middle East and South Africa

      North Africa, Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem, Cairo, Elarish, Tripoli, Tobruk, Benghazi. 1940-1945. Oblong small quarto. Measuring 7.5" x 10". String-tied green cloth over paper boards. Contains 119 sepia toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1.5" x 2.5" and 3" x 4", with captions. The album is very good with bumped corners and rubbing, with near fine photographs.A photo album kept by Andrew Aitken while serving with the Royal Air Force during World War II. Aitken gained the rank of L.A.C. (leading aircraftman) formerly known as mechanic first class and the lowest rank to earn an insignia. The photographs begin with images of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem when they were part of "Mandatory Palestine" where the RAF was stationed in an effort to protect against Italian bombing. The sights of both locations are captured here with images of the new bustling city centers and the ancient tombs that dot the landscape. Aitken then went on to Cairo where he took photos of "Arab women" with water pitchers on their heads, the Garden of Peace, the Sphinx, and uniformed men in the desert. He also spent time at the RAF training facility in Durban, South Africa. Throughout the war Aitken travels extensively in the Middle East going to various camps and bases in Libya, Egypt, and Palestine, including Tripoli, Tobruk, and Alexandria. One section of photos shows the Nazi headquarters in Benghazi with flags adorned with swastikas, crashed German planes, and disassembled Axis tanks. An eerie photo shows a Nazi cemetery in the middle of Benghazi with grave markers complete with the Iron Cross and Swastikas. Another photo shows Aitken on a motorcycle in the desert posing with other RAF airmen, a later photo of the same group is captioned, "desert rats" and shows them cooking a meal. Towards the end of the album there are photos from a Bob Hope show in Tunisia with Hope on a makeshift stage surrounded by hundreds of soldiers; there is also a photo of performing duo Carol and Bonny Downs. A handful of photos show local people interacting with the airmen as well as the men at rifle practice hidden behind mounds of sand or traveling in a convoy. Aitken was released from duty in November of 1945 and his release papers are laid in.An interesting accumulation of images depicting an RAF mechanic's tour of duty in the Middle East. .

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        A Gépember. [The Man Machine.]

      Miklós Korschelt ca. 1940, Kispest - Original, vintage, black and white photograph. Stamped by the photographer, Miklós Korschelt on verso. Title and date in pencil on verso. 180 × 240 mm. Extremely scarce original photograph of the robot, designed by Sándor Bortyik. The "man machine" was exhibited in Budapest at the International Fair in the 1940s (according to other sources in 1937). Built by László Zelenka (1902-1960; electrical and radio engineer) the "Hungarian Edison" and it's futuristic body was designed by Sándor Bortnyik (1893-1976), the Hungarian avant-garde artist. The approximately 2 meter high robot could detect the audience via photo-electric cells in its eyes and stand up using motors in the base, while its arms were hold onto a solid post to keep the balance. In this position it could deliver a recorded message, or a radio message via a loudspeaker cashed in the mouth. Extremely scarce image of the hardly documented "Budapest Robot". [Bibl.: Reichardt, J.: Robots. Fact, Fiction, and Prediction. New York: Viking Press, 1978.; Falus, L. Dr., et al.: Zelenka László, a rádiótechnika úttör?je, a ?Magyar Edison". Budapest: Hírközlési Múzeumi Alapítvány - Mackensen, 2008.]. Four pinholes at corners. Corners chipped. Overall in fine condition. Original, vintage, black and white photograph. Stamped by the photographer, Miklós Korschelt on verso. Title and date in pencil on verso. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Francia m?vészeti alkotások kiállítása magyar magántulajdonból. Franciaország budapesti követének védnöksége alatt. [?]. Exposition d'Art Français. Des collections privées de Hongrie, organisée sous le haut petronage de Monsieur Pierre Guerlet Ministre de France à Budapest. [?]

      Gróf Almássy Éva M?vészeti Intézete, Budapest 1940 - With 32 photographic reproduction. First edition. Text in Hungarian and French. In publisher's printed wrappers. 28 p., and 17 plates. Catalogue of the 1940 exhibition of French art in Hungarian private collections. Almost 300 works were exhibited and the brochure contains 32 reproduction of works by Eugène Delacroix, Paul Gauguin, Claude Monet, Paul Signac, Édouard Manet, Paul Cézanne, Auguste Rodin, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Vincent van Gogh, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Théodore Géricault, Théodore Chassériau, Gustave Courbet, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Charles-François Daubigny, Eugène Carrière, Jean-François Raffaëlli, Honoré Daumier, Constantin Guys, Edgar Degas, François-Hubert Drouais. Wrappers somewhat dusted. An inkblot to rear cover. Overall in fine condition. In publisher's printed wrappers First edition. Text in Hungarian and French. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        [Photo Album]: Air Dispatch Ltd Mostly during World War II

      Cardiff, Wales. 1940s. Oblong quarto. Measuring 11" x 8". String-tied brown leather over paper boards. Contains 347 sepia toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1.25" x 1.25" and 7" x 9", with captions and related ephemera. Album is very good with worn edges and tears on the tissue guards with near fine photographs with occasional creasing.A photo album kept by a pilot while working for Air Dispatch, Ltd. out of the United Kingdom beginning in the late 1930s, many focusing on the war years, and with a few later photos from the 1950s. The company specialized in shipping goods as well as providing special charter planes out of the Airport of London in Croydon and Heston Airport in Middlesex, and also from a hub in Cardiff, Wales. The album shows a variety of different planes with captions listing the type of vessel and the date that the photo was taken. The compiler also documented numerous crashes, as well as planes that were used by famous aviators of the time including Amy Johnson's Percival Gull aircraft with Johnson barely visible in the background. Johnson had just set a racing world record on a trip to South Africa. The album shows take-offs and landings, as well as mid-flight photographs taken from both the ground and while flying. One photo of a German plane with a swastika on the tail which reads, "Sept. 1st 1939 on the last regular scheduled airline run by Seutche Luft Hansa before the outbreak of war." One page shows the process of repairing a plane from a severe crash in 1940.Many of the planes in the early 1940s were involved in the war effort and the airports were used to repair and refuel before the next mission. A French Potez 63-11 plane is featured here after being "shot down near Eastbourne after a German raid on London Sept. 1940." Later a similar plane is seen that was part of a Free French Air Force. There are also wonderful aerial photos from the skies over England and the Channel. One photo reads, "cargo boat in mid-Channel from 2000 ft. Dec. 39;" another reads, "Croydon control tower seen while coming in to land 1939." A photo of Hawker Hurricane aircraft in a V-formation reads, "hurricanes over Wallington February 1941." The Hurricane, while often overshadowed by the Spitfire, was an important part of the British victory during the Battle of Britain. Many of the German planes at the base are referred to as "junkers." Laid-in are some larger photos measuring 6.5" x 8.5" of aircraft and one of the pilots of the Channel Islands Airways. Also present are a pad of unused "store requisitions" forms, a 1956 customs inquiry, a Rolls-Royce aircraft engine advertisement, and a charter plane advertisement.A rich and extensive look at the war time efforts of a merchant airline company. .

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        Eigenh. Gedichtmanuskript m. U.

      o. O. , Neujahrsgruß 1940 - 8vo. 4 pp. Unter dem Kriegseindruck schrieb Hesse &#132;zwei Gedicht aus der Kriegszeit 1914/18" mit den Titeln &#132;Friede" (20 Zeilen) und &#132;Wenn auch" (8 Zeilen). Beide Gedichte aus dem Jahr 1918. - Sehr dekorativ. Auf Briefbogen mit gedruckter Zeichnung &#132;Holzschnitt nach einem Aquarell von Hermann Hesse".

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      1940 - fort de trois parties en Milan, Mediolani, 1940-1941, in-8, fort de trois parties en deux volumes de I. VIII, 427, (1bl.)pp, et un frontispice , II. 73 planches, plein maroquin rouge de Levitzky, dos à 4 nerfs, tranches dorées, gardes jaspées, sous emboitage, Unique édition de cette &#156;uvre majeure du mycologue français sur l'espèce des amanites. Cette importante monographie d'histoire naturelle forme le supplément, et le volume XXVII, de "l'Iconographia Mycologica" de Bresadola. E.J. Gilbert divise son &#156;uvre en 3 fascicules. Dans le premier, la "partie générale", il définit sa méthode scientifique de naturaliste et donne de nombreux conseils sur la manière de compiler, décrire et déterminer les objets observés ; puis il propose une longue liste de synonymes et une classification de la famille des amanitacées ; enfin, il illustre son propos de 49 planches représentant des spores. Dans le second fascicule, "la partie spéciale", l'auteur décrit chaque espèce en latin, ajoute des observations en français et termine par une bibliographie. Le dernier fascicule forme un atlas de 73 planches qui se composent de 59 illustrations en couleurs dont 11 furent dessinées par Gilbert lui-même et de 14 reproductions photographiques en noir. Sur les gardes des deux volumes, ex-libris de 1965 "à Rémy", "petit-fils premier né" de Gilbert. On joint : "La vie d'un mycologue. Mon maitre, Edouard-Jean Gilbert" par Louis Imler portant un envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à ces "chers amis, Monsieur et Madame Poulain-Gilbert". Superbe exemplaire ayant appartenu à la famille de l'auteur et habillé d'un fin maroquin rouge, en parfait état [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Problem Of The Wire Cage

      Hamish Hamilton, London 1940. First Edition in original blue cloth with green titles to the spine and front. 8vo. 288pp. VG+ slight rubbing and edges a little dusty otherwise clean, bright and tight. In original 7/6 first issue dustwrapper showing overall wear, rubbing, creasing, chipping, small tape repairs to verso and some discolouration to the wrapper. 9197.

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        Brain Waves and Death.

      New York Scribners 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.

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        Lehrschriften und Vorträge in der Waffen-SS: Heft 4: Die Vermessung von Beobachtungsstellen und Feuerstellung der SS-Artillerie im Bewegungs- und Stellungskrieg Als Handschrift gedruckt im Auftrage des Kommandos der Waffen-SS

      Druck Hans Markert 1940 Brosch 66 Mit dem Vermerk: \"\"Die literarische Verwertung ist ohne Erlaubnis des Kommandos der Waffen-SS verboten\"\". Mit einem Stempel der Waffen-SS. Extrem selten ! Einmalige Gelegenheit! Weltweit ist kein einziges Exemplar in einer öffentlichen Bibliothek nachweisbar!!! Zustand: befriedigender Zustand, Umschlag fleckig, innen sehr gut Versand D: 5,00 EUR SS - XX, Reichsführer-SS, Hauptamt, Waffen-SS, Heinrich Himmler, Reinhard Heydrich, Schutzstaffel, Schutzstaffeln, Schwarzes Korps

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        First Oor Wullie 1940 Annual

      UK: DC Thomson, 1940. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Soft cover. Fine. Dudley D Watkins. First Oor Wullie 1940 Annual DC Thomson Dudley D Watkins. Published by DC Thomson. 4to pictorial card covers. Illustrated throughout by Dudley D Watkins. A pristine copy, with no creasing, no marks or discolouration to covers or pages within. Thus possibly unique. Exceptionally fine. Further images on request.

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        Oor Wullie 1940 First Annual

      UK: DC Thomson, 1940. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Soft cover. Near Fine. Dudley D Watkins. Oor Wullie 1940 First Annual DC Thomson Dudley D Watkins. 4to pictorial card covers. Illustrated throughout by Dudley D Watkins. Light browning to margins of preliminary pages, covers remain bright, no loose or damaged pages. Scarce. Further images on request.

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      1940 - FAULKNER, William. The Hamlet. New York: Random House, 1940. Octavo, original black cloth, original dust jacket. $5000.First trade edition of the first novel in the acclaimed and popular Snopes trilogy, in original dust jacket.The Hamlet was the only novel Faulkner published between Absalom, Absalom! (1936) and Knight's Gambit (1949). The critical response was very positive: Malcolm Cowley considered it Faulkner's best work since Sanctuary, while The New York Times hailed it as "nothing short of superbâ&#128;"subtle and yet direct, humorous, homely, brilliantly evocative of a decaying South in the generation after the Civil Warâ&#128;¦ In this book he is unsurpassable." Preceded by the signed limited edition of only 250 copies. Petersen A.221b. Brodsky 213. Bruccoli & Clark I:123. Blotner, 416. Book fine, dust jacket bright and lovely with only most minor wear to extremities. A nearly fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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