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        Horton Hatches the Egg

      Random House 1940 - A near fine later printing inscribed by Dr. Seuss on the verso of the front free endpaper. In a very good dust jacket with the original price of 2.50 still present on the front flap. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Captitalism the Creator: Economic Foundations of Modern Industrial Society.

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1940. First edition. Octavo, original cloth, with 44 original charts. Original promotional material laid in. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some chips and wear. Carl Snyder was an American economist and statistician. Snyder's response to the Great Depression was to write his magnum opus Capitalism the Creator. The book, written in an eccentric prose style is part classical liberal manifesto, part elucubration of an enthusiastic statistical autodidact. It blamed the Depression on the Fed's failure to stabilize the money stock and the price level.

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        Oragenitalism. An Encyclopaedic Outline of Oral Technique in Genital Excitation. Part I: Cunnilinctus

      Roger-Maxe de la Glannege, 1940-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Banned book. 63p. Self published at New York : Jacob R. Brussel. Hardcover. Maroon cloth. Good binding and cover. Minimal shelfwear. Clean, unmarked pages. Gershon Legman was a pioneer in erotic and taboo folklore. In 1940, at age 23, Legman wrote Oragenitalism, Part I: Cunnilinctus under the pen-name Roger-Maxe de la Glannege (an anagram of his real name). Nearly all copies were seized by the police and the U.S. Postal Service and destroyed, in result to state and local government regulations.

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        [Photo Album]: 1940s Snapshots Wisconsin

      De Pere, Wisconsin / Michigan. 1940s. Quarto album. Measuring 11" x 9". A collection of 231 black and white or sepia toned photographs, some with hand tinting, affixed to stiff black paper measuring between 3.5" x 3.5" to 8" x 10" with captions. The album is very good minus, with detached pages, containing near fine or better photographs. A photo album compiled by Margie Lambent from De Pere, Wisconsin during the 1940s. Lambent spent her senior year of high school as a drum majorette for her high school's marching band, seen here in multiple photos in her uniform twirling a baton as well as one photo of her leading the band in a parade. From there the album depicts Lambent and her girlfriends posing in goofy snapshots with captions like "drunks" and "oh me oh my." The group vacationed in Michigan, going to Great Lake beaches and Iron Mountain ski jump. There are also a few hand tinted photos, one of a girl on a beach, and some from various formal dances they attended. One section shows a vacation to Lake of Lakes, Wisconsin with images of the girls goofing off, a man dressed in Native American dress, and a caption which read, "heap big Injun gal." Throughout the decade the group of girls was involved in numerous best friend activities, costume parties, vacations, as well as participating in weddings, and graduating school with photos of the women in their cap and gowns. An interesting look at the lives of young Mid-Western women during the 1940s. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        California and the West.

      New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce,, 1940. Quarto. Original black cloth, silver lettered spine and front cover. With the dust jacket. Monochrome plates throughout. Spine rolled, binding a little used, bump to front top corner, a few stains to jacket, some tears (with loss), nicks and chips, lower corner of book block lightly bumped. First edition, first printing, of the Westons' second book - following Seeing California with Edward Weston (1939) - a marvellous collection of 96 images by the great American photographer.

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        [Photographs]: Scenes of Alaska (1940s and 1950s)

      Alaska. 1940-50s. A collection of 445 black and white photographs (and 97 negatives) of scenes in Alaska in the late 1940s and early 1950s measuring between 2.5" x 3.5" to 3.5" x 5" with occasional captions. Most of the photos are somewhat curled else near fine. An extensive group of photographs of life in Alaska taken by a University of Alaska, Fairbanks student depicting everything from polar bear cubs and mountains to Native Alaskan totem poles and snowy college activies. Some photos show the military highway which was completed in 1942 and helped connect Alaska to the rest of the United States via Canada and was first opened to the public in 1948. Included are photos from Allen's Lookout, which provided a beautiful stop for tourists on the road. A photo from 1950 shows a herd of buffalo and a caption from June of that year reads, "twin polar bear cubs about 10 weeks old that stopped here for honorary degrees in a publicity stunt en route to the outside." Inuit Alaskans are seen building snowmen, more recent Alaskans and Canadians engaged in hoisting cars onto ferries, and there are numerous images of other vehicles including trains and Sno-Cats. There are also numerous University of Alaska Fairbanks sporting events featured including 16 photos of hockey games and 26 photos from the 1950 Ice Bowl football game. The 2nd Annual Ice Bowl pitted the UAF Polar Bears against the Ladd Field Air Force Base Flyers in January of 1950. Headlines dubbed it "the Weirdest Bowl Game" while the university called it the "farthest north gridiron championship in the world." President Truman was invited although he did not attend. According to one reference, the rules stated "the throwing of snowballs was prohibited as a way of faking that the quarterback was passing the ball." Also included are various photographs of the landscape and the relatively new Alcan Highway, a 1700 mile road completed only a few years before in 1942. An extensive collection of images of the University of Alaska and its surrounding communities.An interesting look at the university life in Alaska. .

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        Eigenh. Musikmanuskript (Fragment).

      O. O. u. D. - 4 SS. auf 2 Bll. Folio. Mit zwei Beilagen (s. u.). Mit Blei-, Rot- und Blaustift ausgeführte Orchesterskizze aus dem letzten Akt seiner 1940 entstandenen und uraufgeführten Sinfonie in C-Dur (op. 46), Pfitzners erfolgreichstem Orchesterwerk neben den Palestrina-Vorspielen und der Ouverture zum "Käthchen von Heilbronn". - Beilagen: I: Eh. Postkarte mit U. [München], 3. VII. 1943. 1 S. Qu.-8vo. Mit eh. Adresse. An einen Hrn. Schneider zur Übersendung von "Original-Orchesterskizzen". - II: Gedruckte Vermählungsanzeige von Mali und Hans Pfitzner (gelocht).

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        A Speech by The Prime Minister The Right Honourable Winston Churchill in the House of Commons August 20th, 1940

      London: His Majesty's Stationary Office (H.M.S.O.), The Baynard Press, 1940. First edition. Pamphlet. This is a premium copy of the first edition of one of Churchill's most famous speeches. Churchill's speech to Parliament of August 20th, 1940 was occasioned by the Battle of Britain and famously honored the RAF pilots who almost single-handedly prevented Nazi invasion of England. Churchill encapsulated and immortalized the struggle when he uttered the words: "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." The famous bibliographic reference Printing and the Mind of Man, which surveys the impact of the printed word on Western Civilization, singles out this edition of this speech. Printed deep red on light gray paper wraps and wire stitched, this speech pamphlet measures 9.75 inches x 6 inches and is 16 pages in length. Prices of this edition have soared in recent years. Given the fragility of the edition, most copies understandably suffer from significant wear, soiling, tanning, and spotting. This copy is exceptional, in near fine condition. While worn and damaged copies are not especially rare, it has become quite difficult to find copies as well-preserved as this one. The gray covers are crisp, complete and firmly attached with no spotting, no losses, sharp corners, and virtually no wear. Both the gray paper wraps and the deep red print are manifestly brighter than typically seen, with no apparent age-toning. We note only a hint of slight creasing and insignificant soiling. There are no hinge splits. Both binding staples are firmly intact, marred only by a bit of surface corrosion so light that it has barely affected the adjacent paper. The contents are immaculately clean with no previous ownership marks and no spotting. The pamphlet is protected in a removable, archival quality mylar sleeve. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A131.1, Woods A60(a), Printing and the Mind of Man (PMM) 424.

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        The Norths Meet Murder.

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company,, 1940. Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to spine and front board in blue. With the dust jacket. Spine very slightly faded and with a gentle crease, corners rubbed and bumped. An excellent copy, notably bright and fresh, in the dust jacket with a few chips to spine- and joint-ends, a couple of small tears to joint between front panel and flap. First edition, first printing of the first book in the Mr and Mrs North detective series, highly uncommon in this condition with the dust jacket, designed by noted New Yorker cartoonist Helen Hokinson. The Norths Meet Murder was later re-issued as Mr and Mrs North Meet Murder (Avon, 1952).

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        Porträt eines Gebirgsjägers mit Stahlhelm und Karabiner" originales Aquarell ca.60x38 auf Papier; Wasserzeichen "MBM made in France Ingres d Arches"; um 1940

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        Tierwelt der Nord- und Ostsee (Teil I - XII in 10 Bänden gebunden) - Teil I a - f2: Einführung in die zoologische Ökologie der Nord- und Ostsee, Biolog. Geschichte, Die Vegetation, Einführung in die Geologie, Einführung in die Hydrographie, Fischereibiologie, Zoologische Stationen, Seefischerei-Institute/ Teil II a - h: Ameobozoa et Reticulosa, Ciliata, Tintinnidae, Suctoria, Noctiluca, Peridinea, Parasitische Peridinea, Parasitische Flagellata, Spirochaeta, Sporozoa, Cnidosporidia, Mesozoa/ Teil III a - f: Porifera, Hydrozoa, Scyphozoa, Anthozoa, Ctenophora/ Teil IV a - d: Kamptozoa, Turbellaria, Trematoda, Cestoidea, Nemertini/ Teil V a - c: Nematoda - allgemeiner und systematischer Teil, Nematoda errantia, Nematoda parasitica, Inhaltsver

      Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft; 1940 - insgesamt ca. 7000 Seiten; Georg Grimpe studierte in Leipzig Naturwissenschaften, insbesondere Zoologie und Vergleichende Anatomie. Beeinflusst von Carl Chun widmete sich Grimpe zunehmend den Meerestieren, vornehmlich den Kopffüßern (Cephalopoda). Auf diesem Gebiet wurde er bald einer der führenden deutschen Experten mit einem internationalen Ruf. 1926 erschien in Zusammenarbeit mit Erich Wagler das meeresbiologische Standardwerk „Die Tierwelt der Nord- und Ostsee". Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Instituts-Stempel.). Der Zustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; Buchschnitt und Seitenränder alters-/papierbedingt angebräunt; KOMPLETTPREIS für 10 Bände (= Teil I - XII); bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 9800

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        A COLLECTION OF 18 LETTERS AND HAND-WRITTEN CARDS FROM VERA BRITTAIN TO AN ADMIRER

      We offer for sale this collection of 18 letters and hand-written cards, which span the years 1940 to 1967 and contain many interesting comments and observations, not only about Ms Brittain's writing, philosophy, and her relationship with Winifred Holtby, but also of a personal and family nature. All of the correspondence is addressed to Dorothy Perkin, a friend and admirer of Vera Brittain. Throughout the comments below Vera Brittain is referred to as "VB", and Dorothy Perkin as "DP". "ALS" means "autograph letter signed, i.e., the letter is entirely in the author's hand. "TLS" means "typed letter signed", i.e. a typed letter, signed by the author.1) Hand-written card measuring 9 x 11 cm dated 30/4/40 from Lyndhurst, Hants., to DP thanking her for sending an admiring letter about "Testament of Friendship", and remarking that "through it you have learnt still more about Winifred Holtby's beautiful life and work". Signed "Vera Brittain". 2) Folded ALS, dated Feb. 20, 1941, from 43 Atheneum Court, London W. 1, 22 lines in pen, written on both sides, and signed "Vera Brittain", addressed to "Dear Miss Perkins". It begins: "Thank you very much for writing me such a kind letter about my books. I am glad that they mean something to you in this world of crises and catastrophes. You certainly have known little else in your short life. I am often glad that I am just old enough to remember the pre-1914 period in which I was at school [Brittain was 42 when she wrote this]". VB then goes on to discuss her pacifist views and hopes for peace. 3) Folded TLS, dated 19th November, 1941, in stamped envelope, addressed from 67 Richmond Hill Court, Richmond, 20 lines, signed by VB, addressed to "Dear Miss Perkin". First paragraph thanks DP for two letters and regrets not having had a chance to speak to her at Youth Forum. Second paragraph explains why she will not be traveling in the near future due to the pressures of her work. 4) Folded typed letter, dated 20th November, 1942, headed "Vera Brittain's Letter", and from 67 Richmond Hill Court, Richmond, 32 lines, signed by secretary "p.p. Vera Brittain", addressed to "Dear Miss Perkin". First paragraph acknowledges and comments upon DP's letter about VB's book "Humiliation with Honour". Second paragraph discusses the teaching of history, closing with the comment "If people could learn history from a really wide and truthful perspective, it would be one of the most valuable ways of preventing wars. This is why I insist so much upon this in my book". Third paragraph contains interesting observations on pacifism. 5) Folded TLS, dated 12th January, 1943, addressed from 67 Richmond Hill Court, Richmond, 24 lines, signed by VB, addressed to "Dear Miss Perkin". First paragraph acknowledges and comments upon DP's letter asking about "the religious attitude in my Letters". Much longer second paragraph sets out an explanation of how religion affects pacifism and war, and vice-versa. 6) Hand-written postcard measuring 9 x 11 cm, dated 21/VI/43, from 2 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, S.W. 3, addressed on stamped side to DP, thanking DP for the page from "The Accountant" which VB indicates will be included in her anthology. 7) Hand-written postcard measuring 9 x 14 cm dated 3/VI/43 from 2 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, addressed on stamped side to DP, acknowledging receipt of letter and cheque "for Kingsley Hall". VB tells DP that "I am opening a meeting with Patrick Figgis to-night & shall give it to him then". There are a few concluding remarks. 8) Folded ALS, dated Dec. 15th, 1943, in stamped envelope, addressed from 2 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, 31 lines, signed by VB, addressed to "Dear Miss Perkin". VB acknowledges further DP contributions to her Anthology, particularly those referencing Sweden and Czechoslovakia. Second paragraph talks about the difficulty of sorting through these contributions. Third paragraph is more personal: VB speaks of her children, and of "trimming a Christmas tree for the first time since 1939". Last paragraph mentions VB's greeting card with "three recently written sonnets of mine". 9) Folded ALS, dated 9.10 43., in stamped envelope, addressed from 2 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, 26 lines, signed by VB, addressed to "Dear Miss Perkin". Again, VB acknowledges receipt of contributions to Anthology, and discusses her progress in first two paragraphs. In last paragraph VB comments "If only it can mitigate the growing indictment of each nation against the other, and contribute even a beam of light to the atmosphere of peace-making, it will have done its job." 10) Hand-written postcard measuring 9 x 14 cm dated 9/VIII/43 from 2 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, addressed on stamped side to DP, acknowledging receipt of Anthology contribution and commenting on "comfortably placed officials advocating hardships for others wh. [when] they wd [would] never dream of enduring themselves." 11) Hand-written card measuring 9 x 14 cm dated 29/2/44 from 2 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, addressed on stamped side to DP, acknowledging further contributions. In the second paragraph VB comments: "The raids [air raids] have meant domestic chars [i.e. cleaning ladies] for me, as thanks to them I have lost members of my staff and my son is at the bomber school in the London area which was rather a shock." Signed "Yours VB". 12) Hand-written card measuring 9 x 14 cm dated 19/7/45 from 2 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, addressed on stamped side to DP, acknowledging DP's letter about "the Birmingham meeting". In the second paragraph she discusses the Potsdam conference. 13) Folded TLS, dated 14th April, 1943, in stamped envelope, addressed from 4, Whitten Court, Westminster, S.W. 1, 16 lines, signed VB, addressed to Dear Mrs. Perkin [sic - Dorothy Perkin never married]. VB comments in the first paragraph about DP's observation that VB's daughter was standing as socialist candidate for Harwich [born Shirley Caitlin, later the Baroness Williams of Crosby, socialist politician and academic]. "It is quite a minor triumph in its way, since she is only 22, and I do not think that a girl of that age has ever been selected before." In the second paragraph, VB comments on the work in progress (i.e. "Testament of Experience"). 14) Hand-written card measuring 9 x 14 cm, dated 8.10.58, from 4 Whitehall Court, S.W. 1, contained in stamped envelope addressed to DP The card is in VB's handwriting, written on both sides (25 lines). VB apologizes for the brief reply explaining she is in the midst of packing for a six month visit to North America, and suggests to DP that she read her most recently published book "Testament of Experience": "I think it might interest you as it continues the story told in the two other Testaments". She continues with comments about Winifred's Holtby's "dust-cover introduction" to "Testament of Youth". Continuing, she relates about her daughter's election win and present activities. Finally, she reveals to DP that she is planning "to publish a new volume of Winfred Holtby's letters - her letters to me - in 1960, when it will be 25 years after her death." The card is signed VB. 15) Folded TLS, dated 16th June, 1959, in stamped envelope, addressed from 4, Whitehall Court, Westminster, S.W. 1, 32 lines, signed VB, addressed to Dear Miss Perkin. The letter brings DP up to date after VB's return from her North American trip, and responds to DP's comments about reading "Testament of Experience". The third paragraph comments on Holtby's "reaction to the prefatory letter in 'South Riding' [Holtby's major work]. The lengthier fourth paragraph contains comments on VB's plan to publish the following year the book of letters, as well as her next book "The Women at Oxford". The fifth paragraph talks about a paperback edition of "Testament of Youth". The last paragraph talks briefly about her recent trip and her visits to Vancouver and Victoria, B.C. 16) Folded TLS, dated February 22nd, 1960, in stamped envelope, addressed from 4, Whitehall Court, Westminster, S.W. 1, 23 lines, signed VB, addressed to Dear Miss Perkin. The first paragraph comments about the recent release of her new book, "The Women at Oxford" and the press reviews of it. The second paragraph refers to the brochure for VB's next book, "Selected Letters of Winifred Holtby and Vera Brittain" and refers to the enclosed brochure for the book [which is present]. The last paragraph gives an account of VB's upcoming trip to Africa where she has been invited by the University of Natal "to take part, as the main woman lecturer, in a conference they are holding in July to celebrate the Union of South Africa's Jubilee..." She continues: "It will be a wonderful opportunity to see things for myself and perhaps try to emulate Harold Macmillan by making clear our attitude towards racial questions without offending my hosts. In this case, they can be subtly discussed in terms of the women who have gained their freedom, but were once in subjection." 17) Folded TLS, dated 9th December, 1960, in stamped envelope, addressed from 4, Whitehall Court, Westminster, S.W. 1, 15 lines, signed VB, addressed to Dear Miss Perkin. This letters mainly discusses VB's newest book "Selected Letters of Winifred Holtby and Vera Brittain". 18) Folded TLS, dated 17th January, 1967, in stamped envelope, addressed from 4, Whitehall Court, Westminster, S.W. 1, 9 lines, signed VB, addressed to Dear Dorothy Perkin. Written shortly after her accident [while walking to give a lecture, VB fell in a badly lit London stree

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        Framed Inscribed Vintage Photograph

      1940 - 9.75 x 7.75-inch vintage photo of Karloff suspiciously gazing off to the side -- no place, no date, circa 1940. Inscribed in the lower right corner: "Kindest regards, Boris Karloff." Small crease in the lower left corner, but otherwise in near fine condition. Matted in light gray and set in a brown frame measuring 15 x 13.25 inches. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Reparation at the Paris Peace Conference - From the Standpoint of the American Delegation: Complete in Two (2) Volumes

      New York: Columbia University Press. Hardcover. 1148 + 833 pages. Index. "Extremely interesting story of the origins of reparations, leaving the impression that the French were unreasonable and the Americans unrealistic in their hopes." - Edward N. Peterson (from bibliography of his work 'Hjalmar Schacht - For And Against Hitler"). Moderate quantity of neat ink underlining in each volume. Usual library markings. Above-average but not excessive wear. Quarter-inch opening in binding at half-title page of volume I. A worthy reference copy of this important work. . Fair. 1940. First Edition.

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        21 offprints dated 1914 ? 1940. 2 with the author's compliments

      Various, 1914-1940 - Included in the group: On Inheritance of Weight in Poultry (1914) with Edmund B. Wilson stamp, Genetic Studies in Poultry. I. Inheritance in Leg-Feathering with P. G. Bailey (1918); Genetic Studiesin Rabbits I. On The Inheritance of Weight with Bailey (1918); Note on the Origin of a Mutation in The Sweet Pea (1918); The Genetics of the Dutch Rabbit-A Criticism (1920); full list upon request. Most are in very good or better condition, with some ownership stamps of other indications of Karl Sax, E. M. East, F. B. Hutt (ownership signature). Rare books make Fine Gifts. Quality, Value, Experience.

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        Collection of costume designs for opera and ballet.

      s 1940 - Collection of 29 works of paper, one double-sided, Various sizes: from app. 29 x 19 cm to 38 x 24 cm, gouache, watercolour, ink and pencil on paper, manuscript notes in pencil to both sides; light soiling, traces of glue and paper on reverse. A collection of original costume designs for the world famous ballets and operas by various artists for Odessa, Kharkov, Kiev and Baku theatres. The collection includes costume designs for dancers in the Walpurgis Night scene of the Faust; for Patriarch and Boris Godunov in the Boris Godunov by Modest Mussorgsky; for ladies-in-waiting of Elsa von Brabant in the Lohengrin by Richard Wagner; for the Pharaoh`s daughter Amneris in the Aida by Verdi; for Yevgeniy Onegin, Tatiana and Lenskiy in the Eugene Onegin by Petr Tchaikovsky. The most impressive and detailed are multiple costume designs for the ballet The Maiden Tower choreographed by Vakhtang Vronsky (1905-1988) for Odessa, Kiev and Baku theatres. This ballet with music by Afrasiyab Badalbayli premiered in 1940, being the first Azerbaijani ballet and the first ballet in the Muslim East.

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        Poeta en Nueva York . . . Con Cuatro Dibujos Originales

      Mexico, D. F.: Editorial Seneca, 1940 - 4to, original printed wrappers, 187 pages. Two color plates and two full-page illustrations after drawings by Lorca. ? From the inventory of Burton Weiss, Bookseller. Paper just slightly browned at the edges; fine copy. First illustrated edition and the first edition in Spanish only, preceded by a bilingual edition published anonymously. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Another Time. Poems.

      New York: Random House,, 1940. Octavo. Original orange cloth, device to front board and titles to spine gilt. Spine rolled, an excellent copy in the jacket with toned spine, small chip to head of front panel and some nicks to extremities. First edition, first printing. This copy is annotated by Auden at the foot of each poem, noting the place and date of its composition, and is from the library of Caroline Newton, with her bookplate to the front pastedown. Caroline Newton (1893-1975), a rich psychiatrist, met Auden in the spring of 1940, appointing herself "a kind of patroness to him"; she quickly became infatuated, giving him gifts of money and expensive presents. This was a not infrequent occurrence for Auden, who "'had an amazing effect on women'" - particularly wealthy ladies, which his friends regarded with much amusement. In return for Newton's largesse, Auden would present her with original manuscripts. Auden seems to have found the relationship tiresome, and maintained the flirtation for largely financial reasons, possibly motivated by the burdensome expense of supporting Chester Kallman. Newton became the butt of jokes by Auden and his friends, who privately nicknamed her the "dog-lady" due to her love for the animal; in his letter of 30 July 1942, he writes of Newton that "ladies who were meant to be unselfish maiden-aunts should not read Freud". Their friendship was over by 20 December 1944, terminated by Auden before a poetry reading which she had organised; she was later referenced as the "huge sad lady" in his poem The Duet (1947). Laid-in is a torn slip of Newton's headed paper, with the address of her home, The Maypole in Berwyn. Auden was often invited there, and his 1942 poem, In War-Time, was written for her house-warming.

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        Portrait Of Jennie

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

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        Deutsche Märchen. 24 Farbtafeln und 1 aufklappbares farbig gestaltetes Titelblatt. Bilder von Carla Husmann. Gestaltung und Zusammenstellung von Otto Medem.

      Berlin: E.A. Schwerdtfeger & Co, ohne Jahr(um 1940). 1. Aufl. 24 Farbtafeln( je 1 Tafel zu einem Märchen - Die Märchentante, Rotkäppchen, Hans im Glück, Die sieben Raben, Der kleine Muck, Der Froschkönig, Hänsel und Gretel, Frau Holle, Der Wolf und die sieben Geißlein, Märchen von einem, der auszog, das Gruseln zu lernen, Rumpelstilzchen, Dornröschen, Die Sterntaler, Schneeweißchen und Rosenrot, Das tapfere Schneiderlein, Aschenputtel, Der Rattenfänger von Hameln, Das kleine Mädchen mit dem Schwefelhölzchen, Schneewitchen, Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten, Der Schweinehirt, Der gestiefelte Kater, Däumelinchen, Jorinde und Joringel), 1 aufklappbares farbiges Titelblatt mit den Märchenzusammenfassungen, 24 Bl., 1 Doppelblatt. Fol. (44 x 32 cm), Loseblattsammlung in OMappe und Pappschuber, Schuber leicht berieben und an den Kanten mit Leinwand verstärkt, Mappe leicht fleckig, an den Rändern leicht bestoßen und am Rücken mit Leinwand verstärkt, die Tafeln mit leichter papierbedingter Bräunung, ansonsten sehr gut.Versand D: 5,00 EUR Märchen, Kinderbuchillustration, Carla Husmann, Otto Medem

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        Miss Hargreaves.

      London: Eyre and Spottiswoode,, 1940. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine black. With the dust jacket. Bookplate to front pastedown of Kathleen Joan Dawson, library stamp to fore edge, front pastedown and front free endpaper. Spine cracked but holding, edges lightly foxed, tips a little rubbed. A very good copy in the bright, unclipped jacket with some nicks and chips to extremities. First edition, first impression of the author's third novel. The book was a gift from the author, as noted on the bookplate in pencil.

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        Langner, Reinhold. - "Paar mit Kind".

      - Mischtechnik / Ölkreide & Tusche, auf faserigem Büttenpapier, um 1940. Von Reinhold Langner. 40,5 x 26,5 cm (Darstellung / Blatt). Verso Stempelsignatur "Reinhold Langner". - Minimal fleckig. Guter Erhaltungszustand. Reinhold Langner (1905 Weinböhla - 1957 Ockritz bei Dresden). Deutscher Holzbildhauer, Zeichner und Grafiker. 1922-25 Lehre zum Maurer und Holzbildhauer. 1925-33 Studium der Holzbildhauerei an der Kunstgewerbeakademie Dresden bei Theodor Arthur Winde. 1929/30 Studienreise u.a. nach Italien und Spanien. 1933 Verweis von der Akademie wegen seiner sozialdemokratischen Gesinnung. Bis 1942 freischaffend als Bildhauer tätig; z.B. Schnitzarbeiten an der Marienberger Rathaustür (1938/39). Ab 1943 Lehrer an der Staatlichen Kunstakademie Dresden. 1945-47 kommissarischer Leiter der Akademie der Bildenden Künste Dresden (HfBK). 1946-48 dort Professor für Bildhauerei. 1948/49 Professor für Angewandte Plastik und Rektor an der Hochschule für Werkkunst Dresden. 1949 Wechsel an die Technische Hochschule Dresden als Lehrbeauftragter für Bauplastik, 1952-57 Professur. Ab 1950 Lehrbeauftragter an der Universität Leipzig. Ab 1950 Direktor des Museums für Sächsische Volkskunst im Jägerhof in Dresden. Machte sich um Erhalt und Entwicklung der erzgebirgischen Volkskunst bemüht, weshalb man ihn als "Vater der erzgebirgischen Schnitzer" apostrophierte.

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

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

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        Esser Inlay (Epithelial Inlay)

      Holland: E.J. Brill Leiden, 1940. 1st. Cloth. Good. 1940 1st edition of this uncommon and early study of "epitheliel" (or "esser") inlay, a new development at the time in plastic surgery and dermatology. With roughly 1,500 graphic photographs of patients in various stages of pre and post-surgery, this is an exhaustive study of the traumas brought on by skin disease and structural abnormalities and malformations. A G+/VG- copy. Internally clean and still very tightly-bound but missing its spine strip and showing substantial wear along the spine creases. The book is mildly bowed as well and has a degree of rubbing and soiling to the front panel. Small former owner signature to front pastedown. Folio, 322 pgs. plus bibliography. A solid working or reference copy. Heavily used over the years but still strong and sturdy and very scarce.

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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1940. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1940 with Scribner's "A" present. First State Jacket priced at $2.75 without the Photographer's name. Tan cloth boards with black lettering. {ref: Hanneman A18a}. Book Condition: Near Fine+, tight spine, clean boards and pages. Light age toning at the endpaper, name at the endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, shelf wear, chipping at the spine. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

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        For Whom The Bell Tolls.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. First edition. Octavo, original beige cloth. Fine in an excellent issue dust jacket without the photographer's name on the rear panel showing light wear and tear. For Whom the Bell Tolls combines two of the author's recurring obsessions: war and personal honor. "This is the best book Ernest Hemingway has written, the fullest, the deepest, the truest. It will, I think, be one of the major novels of American literature Hemingway has struck universal chords, and he has struck them vibrantly" (J. Donald Adams).

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        TAGONOURA NO YUU: EVENING AT TAGONOURA.

      A MOST BEAUTIFUL PRINT OF MT. FUJI, PINE TREE & A FARMER [Tokyo 1940, - Watanabe]. A single vertical Oban woodblocKprinted in color, very good, ca. 26.5 x 38 cm., old stain totop margin from tape, print not effected, museum mounted andframed, strong impression & registry, good color. R A R E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      New York: The Heritage Press,, 1940. Octavo. Contemporary red half morocco for Lauriat's of Boston, raised bands milled gilt to spine forming compartments, titles direct to second and fourth gilt, remaining compartments with central fleuron devices gilt, red cloth sides ruled in gilt, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Vignette half-title, title-page and chapter headings, 8 colour plates by Rockwell. Bookplate to front pastedown. Corners negligibly rubbed. An excellent copy. First Norman Rockwell-illustrated edition.

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        OIL ON CANVAS DEPICTING A BOAT RENTAL SHACK, BOATS AND FIGURES ON AN OCEAN BEACH, FRAMED IN CONTEMPORARY FRAME

      Very good. ca. 1940. . Signed by artist at lower right. One small patch where paint is scraped on sky. primitive style.The cloth trim on the frame is stained. <BR .

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        Kanal mit Brücke in der Altstadt - wahrscheinlich in Apenrade ( Dänemark ).

      1940 - Bildmaß: 80 x 68 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), gerahmt ( 89 x 78,5 cm ). Öl auf Leinwand. Links unten mit *Vald. Thomsen, (19) 40* signiert und datiert. Gezeigt werden eine Frau und ein Mann an einer Kanalbrücke, laut Auskunft des Vorbesitzers eine Szene in Apenrade, Dänemark. Das Bild im Außenrand mit wenigen kleinen Bereibungen, sonst guter und farbfrischer Zustand. ( Bitte beachten: Hier aufgrund der Größe kein Versand, hier nur Selbstabholung bzw. selbst organisierter Abtransport ). ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Stillleben.

      Berlin, 1940 - Öl auf Leinwand. Berlin, o.J. (um 1940). Bildformat: 67 x 79 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        116 offprints dating from 1940-1980 from the Robert H. Foote collection(researcher in In Vitro fertilization at Cornell)

      Various 1940-1980. PAMPHLET. 2 of the offprints are inscribed and signed by Chang. One is inscribed. Included are offprints co-authored by C. Polge, J. H. Casas, Dorothy M. Hunt, Y. Tsunoda, J. H. Marston, Anna L. Southam, C. M. Lubicz-Nawrocki, A. Hanada, Z. Morita, K. Niwa, William F. Busby, Priscilla Hele, R. H. F. Hunter, W. G. R. Marden, J. M. Bedford, R. Yanagimachi, Toyoda, L. E. A. Rowson, Charles Turbyfill, J. M. Bedford, J. L. Hancock, M. J. K. Harper, S. Pickworth, R.W. McGaughey, M. Said Mounib, Stella Pickworth, G. Pincus, Arthur Walton, Thorsteinn Thorsteinsson, E. B. Romanoff, Diane Sheaffer, James J. McDonough, Thomas S. Matney, John B. Loefer, Luis Fernandez-Cano. Most are in very good condition.. Some are annotated by Foote, and others with highlighting and underlining. All original in wrappers. First separate editions. Co-developer of Oral Contraceptives. ??M.C. Chang, was a Chinese-born American?reproductive biologist. His specific area of study was the?fertilisation?process inmammalian reproduction. Though his career produced findings that are important and valuable to many areas in the field of fertilisation, including his work on?in vitro?fertilisation?which led to the first "test tube baby", he was best known to the world for his contribution to the development of the?combined oral contraceptive pill?at the?Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology. ? Wikipedia. A list of offprints is available. Rare books make Fine Gifts. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good.

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        Kriegstagebuch der Panzerjäger-Abteilung 235 (198. Infanterie-Division) (angelegt v. dem Beteilgten Friedrich Schlick) 2 Bände

      -1943. 1940 - Orig.dokumente in Leinen gebunden, vorgebunden 1 Blatt Gesamtübersicht, gute Ex. Wie folgt: Zweitschrift Kriegstagebuch Nr. 3a v. 1. Oktober 1940 bis 30. November 1940 (11 Blatt mit täglichen hs. Eintragungen unterzeichnet v. Hauptmann d.R und Abt. Kdr. .bacher (?)------------ Kriegsrangliste (Zweitschrift) der Offiziere, Sanitäts- und Veterinäroffiziere und ob. Beamten (handschriftlich) genannt werden: Hans Zahler, Walter Baumeister, Fritz Brandenburg, Erhard Würzbacher, Franz Brendel, Arthur Ücker, Friedrich Schlee, Dr. August Schrempff, Hans de Greiff, Kurt Reinhold, Klaus Möhrlin, Theodor Werner, Otto Dölfel, Eugen Leber, Heinrich Lano, Konrad Herling, Josef Herzner, Günter Schott, Heinz Lilienfein (8 Seiten) --------------- Gefechts- und Verpflegungsstärken (1 Blatt) --------------- Stammtafel des Stabes der Pz.Jäg.Abt. 235 mit Nachrictenzug (1 Blatt) ------------ 4seitiger von Adolf Hitler gezeichneter Original-Aufruf "Soldaten der Ostfront" --------------------- 2 Blatt Stammtafel der 1.+2. Panzerjäger Abteilung 235 --------- 1 Blatt Schreiben des Heeresintendant der OK des Heeres an die Panzer-Jäger-Abtlg. 235 betr. Führung von Kriegstagebüchern 20.12.1940 ------------ Tätigkeitsbericht der Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 235 v. 1.12.1940 bis 14.5.1941geführt durch Leitnant Schott (11 Seiten maschinenschriftlich) -------------- 1 maschinengeschriebene Seite "Bericht über das Unternehmen Prizren v. 19.4.1941gezeichnet Hauptmann Wurzbacher ----------- 3 Blatt Stammtafel des Stabes, der 1.+2. PJA 235 --------------------- 17 Seiten Kriegstagebuch Nr. 4 v. 15.5.1941 bis 31.10.1941 dazwischengeheftet "Erkundungsergebnisse zur Divisionsübung "Brückenkopf", 1 Blatt beigeheftet Marschbefehl mit Stempel "Geheim" der Mot.Gruppe der 198. Inf.Division, 1 Lageplan, 1 Flugblatt v. Oberbefehlshaber v. Schobert gezeichnet "Kameraden! Wir treten zum letzten Entscheidungskampf an. "Wo die 11. Armee kämpft, ist der Sieg!" v. 22.5.1941 ------------ Anerkennungsschrift v. Major v. Kapff ------------ 1 Blatt Tagesbefehl gezeichnet v. Roettig v. 30. Juni 1941 ------------ Tagesbefehl gez. v. General v. Salmuth "Nord-Bessarabien ist frei" ------------ Schreiben des von Schobert v. 13.7.1941 "Soldaten der 11. Armee." ------------- Schreiben des Major v. Kapff an die Herren Kommandierende Generale --------------- Tagesbefehl gez. von Rundstedt v. 21.7.1941 -------------- Schreiben des Generaloberst v. Schobert betr. "Disziplin der Truppe", rückseitig gegengezeichnet v. Schott ------------ Abschrift eines Fernschreibens bez. eines Besuches v. Generalfeldmarschall von Brauchitsch gez. v. Schobert / v. Salmuth ----------- Schreiben v. Schobert bez. eines Briefes von Armeegeneral Antonescu und der Verlehung des Ordens "Michael der Tapfere" (A.H.Qu 1.August 1941) -------------- Schreiben v. Roeetig aus dem Divisions-Gefechtsstand v. 5.8.1941 betr. Abwehr von feindlichen Tiefangriffen, Erfahrungen bei Kämpfen gegen russische Panzer, Kennzeichnung ungarischer Truppenteile, Nebelbeschuss) (3 Seiten) ------------- Armeetagesbefehl v. 7.8.1941 gez. v. Schobert -------------- 1 Blatt handschriftliche Meldung ------------- 1 Blatt v. 8.8.1941 "Befehl für die weitere Verfolgung am 9.8.1941 ------------ 1 Blatt gez. v. Rundstedt v. 15.8.1941 über den am 22.Juni begonnenen Feldzug -------------- 1 Blatt v. Schober "Soldaten der 11. Armee" über die Kämpfe vom Dnestr bis zum Bug v. 16.8.1941 ------------- Tagesbefehl v. Salmuth v. 16.8.1941 "Ihr steht als Sieger am Bug" ------------- weitere Berichte und Tagesbefehle u.a. von General der Kavallerie von Mackensen, von von Kleist, von Salmuth (Heldentod des Generaloberst Ritter von Schobert), von Roettig ------------- 5 Seiten masch.schriftlich "Marschweg v. 2.9.1939-1.1.1942" beginnend in Langenzenn-Königshofen-Obermoschel bis Grabowo-Krassna-Schacht ----------- 3 Stammtafeln ------------ handgeschriebene Kriegsrangliste sämtlicher Offiziere und Beamten im Offiziersrang Pz.-Jäg-Abt. 235 (genannt: Erhard Wurzbacher, Günte [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Wind in the Willows

      New York: The Limited Editions Club,, 1940. With an Introduction by A. A. Milne & Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Tall octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, twin rule to boards gilt, pictorial onlay to front board, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, floral endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With 16 colour illustrations by Arthur Rackham. A fine copy. Limited edition of 2,020 copies. Rackham had been asked to illustrate the first edition of 1908 but was unable to accept the commission. He deeply regretted the decision, but just before his death he was able to illustrate this Limited Editions Club edition.

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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      Charles Scribner's Sons 1940 - Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1940. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1940 with Scribner's "A" present. First State Jacket priced at $2.75 without the Photographer's name. Tan cloth boards with black lettering. {ref: Hanneman A18a}. Book Condition: Near Fine+, tight spine, clean boards and pages. Light age toning at the endpaper, name at the endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, shelf wear, chipping at the spine. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mr. Polton Explains.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited, 1940 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. Small ownership signature to front free endpaper. Spine rolled, internally fine; an excellent copy in the professionally restored jacket with sunned spine. First edition, first impression. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Cutting continuity script for CITIZEN KANE

      N.p.: RKO Pictures, 1940. Mimeograph, 71 leaves, rectos only. Folio. Blue paper wrappers, stapled at top margin, final leaf and rear cover detached, front cover loose, some edgewear, front cover numbered in pencil, "257". Mimeograph, 71 leaves, rectos only. Folio. Citizen Kane Cutting Continuity Script. An early cutting continuity script of Citizen Kane, predating the final cutting continuity script of February 21, 1941 (reproduced in Kael, The Citizen Kane Book, 1971) but post-dating the film's cut down from 122 minutes to 119 mintues. This version differs in numerous small ways from the published one. The most significant discrepancy occurs in scene 17 - the glass snowglobe in the dying Kane's hand contains a "snow-covered house with snowmen surrounding it" in the published version, but in this version contains a "snow-covered sled" - an early reference to Kane's obsession. A scarce artifact from the production of a film that is overwhelmingly regarded as the greatest ever made. Provenance: probably Robert Asher (1915-1979), British film director, his handwritten time-sheet of a day at Elstree Studios dated "Thursday Oct 5/44" on the verso of the last leaf, in a custom half-morocco clamshell case

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        Scritti giuridici in onore di Santi Romano. Vol. I - Filosofia e teoria generale del diritto. Diritto costituzionale. Vol. II - Diritto amministrativo. Vol. III - Diritto internazionale. Diritto coloniale. Diritto corporativo. Vol. IV - Diritto privato. Diritto ecclesiastico. Altre scienze giuridiche.

      Cedam, Padova 1940 - Ritratto fotografico di Santi Romano ad inizio del primo volume. Scritti di Ago Ambrosini Amorth Baldoni Barassi Barillari Battaglia Beer Bertola Besta Betti Biggini Biscaretti Di Ruffia Bobbio Bodda Bonaudi Borsi Bottai Bozzi Breschi Calamandrei Cansacchi Capograssi Caristia Carnelutti Castelli Avolio Cavarretta Cereti Cesarini Sforza Chiarelli Chimienti Cicala Conti Rossini Corso Crisafulli Crosa D'Alessio D'Amelio D'Avack De Francesco G.M. De Gennaro Del Giudice V. D'Emilia de Valles Di Carlo Esposito Fagiolari Fedele Feroci Ferrara F. Gallo Gasparri Giacchi Giannini A.D. Giannini A. Giannini M.S. Giaquinto Giuffrida Grispigni F. Groppali Grosso Guicciardi Iannaccone Jaeger Jemolo La Torre Lo Verde Lucatello Lucifredi Maggiore Malinverno Marchi Massart Mazzoni Messina Miele G. Miranda Monaco Mondaini Montagna Monti G.M. Morelli Moresco Origone Orlando Ortolani Panunzio Pappalardo Parpagliolo Perassi Pergolesi Petroncelli Piccardi Piola Quadri Raggi Ragnisco Ranelletti Rapisardi Mirabelli Resta Rocco F. Romano Salvatore Romano Silvio Rossi L. Rovelli Sabini Salata Salemi Salvioli Savini Nicci Scaduto Scerni Schiappoli Sertoli Salis Tosato Udina Vacchelli Vannini Vuoli Zanobini. XXIV + 706 780 638 636 p. 4 voll in-8

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        Eggs, Beans and Crumpets

      UK: Herbert Jenkins, 1940. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good+. Eggs, Beans and Crumpets by PG Wodehouse First Edition Herbert Jenkins 1940. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning. Covers near fine in original VG+ pictorial first state dust jacket. Lightly frayed but with no loss or tears and correctly priced 7/6.

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        Praktyk der hedendaagze valsche kaart- en dopjens speelders, waar in vertoond werd met wat zinistre streeken deze valsche speelders zich behelpen om andere lieden van hun geld te berooven [...] In twee deeltjens behelzende het eerste het speelen met de kaart en 't tweede het speelen met de dopjens en riem. 3e druk, 2 delen in één band, Amsterdam, Nicolaas ten Hoorn, 1701.

      12°, gebonden in 19e- eeuws half marokijn, (8)+202+(6) pag., met gegraveerd frontispice met afbeelding van kaart- en dopjesspelers. Met handtekening van M. Buisman, 1940, op schutblad."Buisman 1833; Kleerkoper/Van Stockum pag. 279. De eerste druk van dit zeldzame boekje dateerde uit 1677 (adv. J.C. ten Hoorn in Amsterdamsche Courant 13-10-1677). De tweede druk, bij Jan ten Hoorn, verscheen in 1691. Deze derde druk is de enige die in de STCN wordt genoemd (één exemplaar: K.B.).$Behalve het vals spelen met kaarten, dat vooral in herbergen plaats vindt, behandelt de onbekende auteur (hij tekent het 'Aan den leezer' met N.N.) ook het recent aangevangen spel met drie 'ronde zilvere holle bolletjes of dopjes, hebbende de gedaante als een half doorgebrokene okkernoot' waar met een of twee ronde bolletjes van kurk mee gespeelt wordt. De derde variant van vals spelen geschiedt met een leren riem die rond wordt opgewonden en waarin een ijzeren priempje wordt gestoken. De omstanders moeten dan gokken of dit priempje bij loswinden van de riem los is of vast aan de riem zit. De laatste twee methoden komen vooral in trekschuiten voor. Het boek is oorspronkelijk Nederlands en bevat kostelijke verhalen hoe reizigers in Hollandse steden en onderweg bedrogen worden. Enkele verhalen zijn gedateerd (1673,1676). Aan het slot een aantal een aantal praktische 'lessen hoe men zich voor het valsch speelen zal konnen wachten'."

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        CALIFORNIA AND THE WEST.

      New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, [1940] - Square octavo, pp. [1-12] 13-127 [128], 96 black and white photographs by Edward Weston, original black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in silver. First edition. Collection of photographs by Edward Weston made during the period of 1937- 1939 while he was on Guggenheim fellowships (the first photographer to receive those grants). Text from a diary kept by his second wife, Charis. Edward Weston is considered to be one of the master photographers of the twentieth century. A few light spots and finger marks to covers, a nearly fine copy in very good dust jacket with light shelf wear and rubbing to spine ends, tiny closed tear at front panel-spine fold, and overall light dust soiling. (#137065) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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