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        [Photo Album]: World War II: Japanese Family

      Japan, 1940. Near Fine. Oblong octavo. String tied black leather over paper boards measuring 5.5" x 8". Contains 65 sepia toned and black and white photographs measuring between 2" x 2.5" to 4" x 5.75" with occasional captions in Japanese. Very good album with rubbing and edgewear with near fine photographs with some edgewear.A photo album kept by a Japanese family beginning during World War II. The early photos show men in uniform posing for group photos, a seemingly high ranking officer overseeing work on a train, and comrades in fields and camps. One photo shows a group of soldiers pushing a machine gun on a battlefield and another shows troops piled into the backs of trucks being transported. The album continues after the war with an elaborate funeral procession through the streets, numerous group photos of the family, and panoramic views of a highway bridge and a caravan. There are also photos of men posing on their motorcycles and one wonderful image of a group of men on top of a truck waving flags and celebrating, though it is not clear what the cause of celebration is. A modest but interesting collection of a Japanese family and their military ties.

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        FONTES IURIS ROMANI ANTEJUSTINIANI PARS PRIMA PARS ALTERA PARS TERTIA I-LEGES. II-LIBRI SYRO ROMANI. III-NEGOTIA

      APUD S.A.G.BARBERA, 1940. LATINO 0,85 Tre volumi, con rilegatura editoriale in tutta tela azzurra, con fregio d'oro ai piatti anteriori, titoli ai dorsi, con usura ai bordi ed alle punte, piccoli aloni e traccia di umidità al vol. I, macchie di vernice bianca al vol.II, pagine ingiallite ai bordi causa tempo, con strappetto al bordo laterale di pag.81 del vol.III, in latino con alcune parti in greco USATO

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        Happy Ever After

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Like New. Signed. First and only edition, limited to 1,000 copies privately printed for friends of the author and her publisher's as a New Year's Greeting. Presentation copy signed, though not as called for, and inscribed by P. L. Travers, "A happy Christmas + I hope all these stars will be lucky ones - Pamela Travers / Dec:1940." Near Fine with faint water droplet to spine cloth at bottom of front cover, faint lean to spine, light rubbing at corners, faint rubbing to title label, small production nick to gutter of rear end sheet, else fine. Illustrated by Mary Shepard. A charming presentation copy, signed by the author.

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        Deutscher Kamera-Almanach 1930(20.)- OPBd; 1931(21.)-OLWd.; 1932(22.)-OLWd.; 1933(23.)-OKart. mit OUmschlag; 1934(24.)-OKart. mit OUmschlag; 1935(25.)-OKart. mit OUmschlag; 1936(26.)-OKart. mit OUmschlag; 1937(27.)-OKart. mit OUmschlag; 1939(29.)-OLWd. mit OUmschlag; 1940(30.)-OLWd. mit OUmschlag. Wichtige Sammlung der 10. Jahrgänge aus der verlassenschaftlichen Bibliothek nach weltbekannten, tschechischen Kunst-Photograph Jan Lauschmann (*1. April 1901 Raudnitz a. Elbe - +1. Januar 1991 Brünn)

      Berlin: Union Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft 1930 - 1940 - OKart./OKart. mit OUmschlag/OLWd./OLWd. mit OUmschlag, 8°, mit zahlreichen teils farbigen Fotografien und Anzeigen im Text. Alle Exemplare leicht berieben und bestoßen. Manche Deckel leicht beschmutzt; Buchschnitte durchlaufend etwas beschmutzt. Umschläge stellenweise, meistens Ränder und Kapitalbereiche, leicht eingerissen, sonst in sehr gutem Zustand. Feste und schöne Exemplare, sehr guter Zustand. Selten. Book Language/s: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Children'S Book Of Heroes

      George G Harrap 1940 - B001940KHY Binding: Hardback --Publisher: GEORGE G HARRAP ---Date: 1940 ---Edition: 1st ---Pages: 63 ---Condition: Fair ----DJ Condition: None ---Description: All of the internal pages are uncreased and tightly bound, no stamps or inscriptions, the only flaws are scuffs and decolouration to the boards and a few of the pages have light marks to the them but nothing that obscures the text, a reading copy. MOST OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED WITHIN 1 WORKING DAY OF PURCHASE. YOU GET A FREE BOOKMARK WITH EVERY ORDER. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE - WE UPLOAD A SELECTION OF HIGH QUALITY PHOTOGRAPHS WITH EACH LISTING, HOWEVER IF NOT ALREADY PRESENT PHOTOGRAPHS OF ANY OF OUR TITLES CAN BE PROVIDED BY REQUEST VIA E-MAIL.B001940KHY - LEE F H [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Farfalle Diurne d'Italia. Vol. 1-5

      Firenze: Casa Editrice Marzocco, 1940-1953. 5 vols, 75 col + 27 b/w plates. Hardback. Bound in 5 vols, 4to (350x260mm), cont. cloth, gt, rubbed, some minor wear. Illustrations from original wrappers pasted to front endpapers of vols 1 and 2; some scattered foxing to vol. 1; bindings cracked in several places between gatherings, but still firm; blind stamp to title-pages. Very good set. Text Italian. Scarce and important work on Italian butterflies. Numbered edition of 1000 copies (vols 1-3) or 800 (vols 4-5). Vols 3-5 were each issued as two parts (Text + Plates). Vol. 1: Considerazioni Generali e Hesperides, [#139/1000], 1940, pp. xxxiv, (2), 131, col frontis, b/w plates I-II, col plates 1-4; Vol. 2: Lycaenida, [#144/1000], 1943, pp. xii, 401, (1), col plates 5-19, b/w plates III-IX; Vol. 3: Papilionida - Papilionidae, Pieridae, Text [#610/1000], 1947, pp. xvi, 318, (1); Plates [#784/1000], 1950, pp. (2), col plates 20-37, b/w plates X-XIV; Vol. 4: Papilionida - Libytheina, Danaina e Nymphalina (Apaturidae, Nymphalidae), Text [#252/800], 1950, pp. xxv, 380, (2); Plates [#186/850], 1951, pp. (2), col plates 38-53, b/w plates, 54, XV-XX; Vol. 5: Papilionida - Nymphalina (Satyridae), Text [#281/800], 1953, pp. xix, 354; Plates [#260/800], 1953, pp. (2), col plates 55-74, b/w plates XXI-XXVI.

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        Der Vierjahresplan. Zeitschrift für nationalsozialistische Wirtschaftspolitik mit den amtlichen Mitteilungen des Beauftragten für den Vierjahresplan Ministerpräsident Generalfeldmarschall göring. 4. Jahrgang 1940, Folgen 1-24 (vollständiger Jahrgang)

      (noch zu Nr. 26029:) - Emil Puhl: Der Reichsbankdiskont in der gelenkten Wirtschaft - Wilhelm Rentrop: Volkswirtschaftliche Marktordnung am Beispiel des Landmaschinenmarktes - Warner Scheunemann: Versicherungswirtschaft Großdeutschlands - / Preischaos bei den anderen / Fragen der inneren Kriegsfinanzierung / Preiskommissar und Mieten - Josef Bischel: Der Dieselmotor in ortsfester Ausführung und als Einbaumotor -Bodo von Borries: Neue Wege der Mikroskopie (Elektronenmikroskop) - Ernst Buskühl: Mensch und Maschine im Ruhrkohlenbergbau - Paul Debo: Kunstharz als Helfer zur Rohstoffreiheit -Friedrich Dorn (Reichsbeauftragter der Reichsstelle für Papier): Die Zellstoff-Papierwirtschaft in und nach dem Kriege - Generaldirektor R.E. Dörr: Der neue Rohstoff Jute - Josef Hausen: Typisierung und Normung auf dem Kunststoffgebiet - Alfred Henning: Das Schweißen thermoplastischer Kunststoffe - Eduard Hudremont: Der Edelstahl in der Entwicklung - E. Huber: Die Pe-Ce-Faser - Hans Klawitter: Fischleder und seine volkswirtschaftliche Bedeutung - Karl Krauch (Generalbevollmächtigter für Sonderfragen der chemischen Erzeugung) 75 Jahre chemische Industrie - Karl Lange (Bevollmächtigter für die Maschinenproduktion): Deutsche Maschinentechnik im Zeitgeschehen - Konrad Langenheim: Rohstoff für Käse, Öl, Leder und Medizin aus der Fleischwirtschaft - Staatsrat Rudi Peukert: Kartoffelkraut als Rohstoffquelle - Erich Rammler: Die Verwendung fossiler Brennstoffe als feste Kraftstoffe - Peter Reinhold: Zellstoff und Papier aus Kartoffelkraut - Martin Reuter: Glas als Austauschwerkstoff - Hans Röhrig: Neue Wege des Aluminiums - Ernst Ruska: Neue Wege der Mikroskopie - Gauleiter und Reichsstatthalter Fritz Sauckel: Ein neuer Rohstoff durch eine geniale Idee des Führers (Kartoffelkraut), S.694 - von Shell (Generalmajor und Generalbevollmächtigter für das Kraftfahrwesen): warum Gasgeneratoren freilich reichen Staatsrat Walther Schieber: Kartoffelkraut, Solano - Paul Schmidt: Krieg und Kraftfahrtforschung - Kurt Schmidt: Vergasung und Gasmotor - Emil Sörensen: Der Fahrzeug-Dieselmotor - Kurt Uhlemann: Anwendung und Verformung von Plexiglas - Claus Ungewitter (Reichsbeauftragter für Chemie): Chemieerfolg, Gemeinschaftsleistung - Die deutsche Flugzeugindustrie - Die Ju 52 und ihr Schöpfer - Die Reichswerke "Hermann Göring" - Staatssekretär Herbert Backe: Sicherung der Produktion / Verbrauchslenkung im Kriege / Kriegsernte 1940 - Günther Bandat: Holz als Treibstoff im Generator - Gustav Behrens: Erzeugungschlacht 1940 - Fritz Brauer (Leiter der Reichsarbeitsgemeinschaft Holz): Planmäßige Holzabfallwirtschaft - R. Walther Darre (Reichsminister für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft): Gegen die Aushungerung - W. Leander: Deutsches Rapsfett - Direktor Willi Kniese: Sicherung des Tankholzbedarfs - Hans Mosolff: Einsatz der Gefrierwirtschaft für die Vorratswirtschaft - Wilhelm Rudorf: (Direktor des Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institutes für Züchtungsforschung): Aufgaben und Leistungen der Pflanzenzüchtung - Franz Wirz: Nahrungserzeugung und Nahrungsauswertung - Oskar Zweigler: Erfolg der Milcherzeugungsschlacht - Die neue Bauernsiedlung im Warthegau - Staatsrat John Eßberger: Deutsche Seeschifffahrt im Jahre 1939 - Walter Kleineo: Die elektrischen Lokomotiven der Deutschen Reichsbahn - Heinrich Riensberg: Aufgaben des Hamburger Hafens im Kriege -Friedrich Ross: Wasserstraßen in der Neugestaltung des deutschen Ostens - Direktor M. Schulz: Gegenwärtige Lage und künftige Aufgaben des Hafens Königsberg - Otto Thiessen (Hafendirektor): Der Seehafen Stettin und seine neuen Verkehrsaufgaben -Hafenoberverwaltungsrat Dr. Thomsen: Danzig und seine Bedeutung im Ostseeverkehr . . . restliche Beschreibung und weitere Bilder s.Nr. 26030 ! Versand an Institutionen auch gegen Rechnung

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        RIVISTA DI FILOLOGIA E D'ISTRUZIONE CLASSICA N.S. ANNO XVIII (LXVIII DELLA RACCOLTA)

      G.CHIANTORE, 1940. ITALIANO 0,61 Annualità completa composta da 4 fascicoli trimestrali rilegati assieme, pagine brunite da fattore tempo, in italiano con parti di testo in greco e latino, rilegatura in mezza tela, rossa con piatti marmorizzati, ingialliti ai bordi e con minime tracce d'uso, dorso con titoli d'oro, leggermente scolorito e con lievissimi segni del tempo USATO

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        [Brass binding die-stamp for]: Puerto Rico: A Guide to the Island of Boriquen

      [New York: Oxford University Press for Puerto Rico Department of Education and The University Society, Inc, 1940. Fine. Brass die-stamp. Irregular shape, measuring 11.25" x 7.75" at its largest dimensions. Original patina, else fine. The binder's stamp for the front board, rear board, and the spine decoration, for the American Guide series volume on Puerto Rico, one of the scarcest books in the series.The provenance presents a mildly interesting story: a local colleague was buying books out of the trunk of a gentleman's car and came across a bag of brass die-stamps from the Oxford University Press (mostly centered slightly before, during, and after the War years, when England was experiencing paper shortages). My colleague inquired and the gentleman revealed that his next stop was the scrap yard where he was going to sell the dies to be melted down for the brass. My colleague paid him double the scrap price for them. We paid a bit more. A unique artifact from an uncommon title in an avidly collected genre.

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        [Photo Album]: Haiti

      Haiti, Miami, Puerto Rico, Cuba, 1940. Near Fine. Oblong octavo. Sting-tied black leather over paper boards with "photographs" stamped in gilt on the front cover. 7" x 10". A collection of 30 black and white photographs affixed to stiff black paper with captions. Most photos measure 5" x 7" and 4.5" x 2.5". Very good with abrasions on the front cover, slight curling, and some rubbing. An assemblage of photographs taken in 1939 and 1940 on a trip to Haiti, including stops in Miami, Puerto Rico, and Cuba, as well as shots from abroad ship. One caption reads, "a new world awaits the first-time visitor to Haiti. Here, less than four days from New York, is a life, a culture, and a civilization so remote from any we normally know that only in darkest Africa can we find its prototype." The young adventurer and photographer remains nameless but poses with natives, even taking one picture of a naked child in exchange for a nickel, as well as "the amazon concert soloist," Elsa Bottroff in Cape Haiten. Also included are photos of Columbus Cathedral, where Christopher Columbus' remains were formerly held, the Maine Monument, and the Old Spanish Missiou in Cuba.

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        Photo Album]: Haiti

      Haiti, Miami, Puerto Rico, Cuba 1940 - Oblong octavo. Sting-tied black leather over paper boards with "photographs" stamped in gilt on the front cover. 7" x 10". A collection of 30 black and white photographs affixed to stiff black paper with captions. Most photos measure 5" x 7" and 4.5" x 2.5". Very good with abrasions on the front cover, slight curling, and some rubbing. An assemblage of photographs taken in 1939 and 1940 on a trip to Haiti, including stops in Miami, Puerto Rico, and Cuba, as well as shots from abroad ship. One caption reads, "a new world awaits the first-time visitor to Haiti. Here, less than four days from New York, is a life, a culture, and a civilization so remote from any we normally know that only in darkest Africa can we find its prototype." The young adventurer and photographer remains nameless but poses with natives, even taking one picture of a naked child in exchange for a nickel, as well as "the amazon concert soloist," Elsa Bottroff in Cape Haiten. Also included are photos of Columbus Cathedral, where Christopher Columbus' remains were formerly held, the Maine Monument, and the Old Spanish Missiou in Cuba.

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        Heyeh Yeled Tov/ Heye Yeled Tov

      Barlevi/ Barlevy/ Bar Levi/ Bar Levy, Tel Aviv 1940 - Oblong 12mo. Unpaginated (8 leaves). Heavy cardstock illustrated stiff wrappers, with stapled binding. Red lettering on the front cover. The work is a lovely illustrated children's book, comprising 7 pages of text accompanied by 8 full page color lithographic illustrations (including both the front and back illustrated boards). All pages printed on heavy cardstock. Text in Hebrew. Binding with some rubbing to spine, with front cover partially detaching from stapled spine. Some spotting at spine and minor smudging, closed tears and rubbing to edges of front and back covers. Back cover with a 1" chip at the bottom right corner. Interior with some age toning to pages and some light smudging to the edges of a few pages. All images clean and vibrant. Binding in good+, interior in overall very good- condition. Protected by modern mylar. This is book #146 from Barlevy Publishing. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        other supplement pictures for B.M.I.C.C.N. (Photo Commemorative ALBUM). TIENTSIN CHINE DU NORD 1940-1941 ---FORCES DE TERRE FRANCAISES EN CHINE DU NORD

      Size: 32cm X 22cm,there are 44 pages copper papers except covers, of them 10 pages are in blank. The book was published in Tientsin Press, probabaly privately printing because of no pagination and some pages are in blank. so the "Tientsin 1940-1941" on cover probably is for publishing place, but not for the troops in Tientsin, for there are also images of the regiment in Peking, Tongkou, Shanhaiguan, ChingHuangDao etc places.The B.M.I.C.C.N. forces disappeared from China thereafter when Japanese take over Tientsin concessions. You can neglect the reflect light which I took.

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        The Bride Wore Black

      Simon and Schuster, New York 1940 - First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful copy. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is rich in color with NO chips or tears with minor repair. The book is in excellent shape and is bound in the publisher's blue cloth. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Photo Album]: English Nurse after Dunkirk and in India. World War II

      India, 1940. Near Fine. Oblong quarto measuring 9" x 12.5". String-tied green leather over paper boards. Contains 175 black and white or sepia toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1.5" x 1.5 and 6" x 10" with captions. Worn edges, tears, and rubbing else very good with near fine photographs.A photo album kept by a British nurse in England and India from 1940-1944. The first page shows photos from the grounds of a hospital in Leatherhead, England. Known as Leatherhead Emergency Hospital it was actually the Royal Blind School which had been requisitioned by King's College Hospital as a "national emergency hospital" for the duration of the war. Here the nurse poses with colleagues and wounded survivors of Dunkirk who sit smiling while in wheel chairs, on crutches, and with some covered in bandages. The weeks of fighting in France lead to the evacuation of the British and sent thousands home to England to be treated for wounds. One photo shows the queen exiting a building of the hospital with a nurse and getting into her car. Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, was known for visiting wounded soldiers throughout the country to boost morale as part for the war effort.In 1941 she was sent to India where she started her time at the Western Ghats. These photos show the splendor of the mountain ranges and jungle and include some hand colored snapshots. She continued to explore the country over the next three years attending the Poona Races, visiting the Bombay museum, and taking a trip to Meerut. Throughout the album it is clear she was interested in honing her photography skills and had a good eye for the art. She captured the locals of the cities she visits while they work and interact with each other. One photo shows a snake charmer performing at the Hotel Cecil in Dehli, another captioned, "New Camel, New Wife" shows a recently married couple atop a camel. Women in Kashmir are seen in colorful clothing holding their babies, another photo shows a young man making papier-mache bowels, another shows a group captioned as "prisoners" being marched away. In Meerut she took numerous photos of the wild life and included a photo of a graveyard built for monkeys. She attended local events including the Hindu, Durga Poojah, and Tibetan festivals and took pictures of the gatherings. One of the most striking images is of a man lounging on a bed of nails in Sadhu. She worked at the Poona (Pune) Barrack Hospital which can be seen towards the end of the album. Here she poses with soldiers from the China-Burma-India Theater recovering from their wounds. There are photos captioned "staff" and "patients" that capture the life at the hospital with smiling men goofing off with the nurses. She also attended a military wedding for an officer in Meerut which included uniformed men holding swords for the new couple to walk through. The final photos show a grave site with a large angel statue and a hand colored photo of a meditating statue of Buddha.An interesting account of a British nurse's time serving on both the home front and in India with the medical corps during World War II, especially interesting for the immediacy of the Dunkirk images.

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        Photo Album]: English Nurse after Dunkirk and in India. World War II

      India 1940 - Oblong quarto measuring 9" x 12.5". String-tied green leather over paper boards. Contains 175 black and white or sepia toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1.5" x 1.5 and 6" x 10" with captions. Worn edges, tears, and rubbing else very good with near fine photographs.A photo album kept by a British nurse in England and India from 1940-1944. The first page shows photos from the grounds of a hospital in Leatherhead, England. Known as Leatherhead Emergency Hospital it was actually the Royal Blind School which had been requisitioned by King's College Hospital as a "national emergency hospital" for the duration of the war. Here the nurse poses with colleagues and wounded survivors of Dunkirk who sit smiling while in wheel chairs, on crutches, and with some covered in bandages. The weeks of fighting in France lead to the evacuation of the British and sent thousands home to England to be treated for wounds. One photo shows the queen exiting a building of the hospital with a nurse and getting into her car. Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, was known for visiting wounded soldiers throughout the country to boost morale as part for the war effort.In 1941 she was sent to India where she started her time at the Western Ghats. These photos show the splendor of the mountain ranges and jungle and include some hand colored snapshots. She continued to explore the country over the next three years attending the Poona Races, visiting the Bombay museum, and taking a trip to Meerut. Throughout the album it is clear she was interested in honing her photography skills and had a good eye for the art. She captured the locals of the cities she visits while they work and interact with each other. One photo shows a snake charmer performing at the Hotel Cecil in Dehli, another captioned, "New Camel, New Wife" shows a recently married couple atop a camel. Women in Kashmir are seen in colorful clothing holding their babies, another photo shows a young man making papier-mache bowels, another shows a group captioned as "prisoners" being marched away. In Meerut she took numerous photos of the wild life and included a photo of a graveyard built for monkeys. She attended local events including the Hindu, Durga Poojah, and Tibetan festivals and took pictures of the gatherings. One of the most striking images is of a man lounging on a bed of nails in Sadhu. She worked at the Poona (Pune) Barrack Hospital which can be seen towards the end of the album. Here she poses with soldiers from the China-Burma-India Theater recovering from their wounds. There are photos captioned "staff" and "patients" that capture the life at the hospital with smiling men goofing off with the nurses. She also attended a military wedding for an officer in Meerut which included uniformed men holding swords for the new couple to walk through. The final photos show a grave site with a large angel statue and a hand colored photo of a meditating statue of Buddha.An interesting account of a British nurse's time serving on both the home front and in India with the medical corps during World War II, especially interesting for the immediacy of the Dunkirk images.

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        [Photo Album]: Middlebury College

      Middlebury, Vermont, 1940. Near Fine. Oblong quarto measuring 11.5" x 15". White leather over paper boards with "Middlebury" and a large "M" stamped on the front board. Contains 175 black and white and sepia toned gelatin silver photographs with some captions and two newspaper clippings. Near fine photo album with fine photographs.A photo album kept by a female student at Middlebury College in Vermont in the 1940s. The album follows the woman and her classmates as they pose around campus during the various seasons and attending college events. A number of photos show the women participating in field hockey on campus. The girls are often photographed outside enjoying the natural beauty of Vermont and the Middlebury campus with trips to lakes, snow scenes, and one photo of a group of girls sunbathing. One series of photos shows the girls watching on a hill as a group of uniformed Naval cadets march on the campus. Four photos show girls in graduation robes preparing for the ceremony. One section of photos shows a spread of snapshots taken at a talent shows with girls in costume in the middle of performances which included a Hawaiian dance and a girl dressed to make it look as though she had feet for hands. A nice collection of photographs depicting women pursuing higher education in the 1940s.

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        The Grapes of Wrath

      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1940. Limited. Hard Cover. very good/very good. Two volume set. Lithographs by Thomas Hart Benton. Limited to 1146 copies of which is is set # 408. Signed by Benton. Bound in rawhide leather . Tissues show a lot of wear with chipping and creasing and tears. Some light rubbing to spine of Volume one. in slipcase.

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        Eggs, Beans and Crumpets.

      London: Herbert Jenkins Limited, 1940 - Octavo. Original orange cloth, spine lettered in black. With the dust jacket. Spine ends gently bumped, slight fading at heel of spine, some small closed tears and shallow chips to dust jacket. A very good copy. First edition (preceding the US edition by three weeks and with different contents), first impression, of this collection of short stories. This is the first issue jacket as it is priced 7'6 on the spine panel. McIlvaine A62a. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Five Young American Poets

      Norfolk, Connecticut: New Directions, 1940. Fine/Very Good. First edition. Fine in modestly age-toned very good or better dustwrapper. The first commercial book appearance of these five poets, preceding Berryman's and Jarrell's own separate first books by two years. Inscribed by John Berryman to a philosophy professor at Columbia University: "To Irwin Edman: On page 45, a paper on aesthetics long overdue. with sincere regard, John Berryman. Boston 18 Oct 1941." Laid in is the front of the original mailing parcel hand-addressed by Berryman to Edman, with his name repeated in the return address. Page 45 contains Berryman's introduction to the selection of his poems entitled "A Note on Poetry." Both Edman and Berryman both belonged to the Boar's Head Society at Columbia, a social group devoted to poetry. Berryman graduated from Columbia in 1936, so, indeed, his paper (whatever it was) was long overdue.

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        Babar and Father Christmas.

      New York: Random House, 1940 - Quarto. Original yellow-cloth backed pictoral boards, illustrated endpapers. With the dust jacket. Light wear to spine ends and tips, occasional spotting to text block. An excellent copy with creased jacket, sunning and rubbing to spine and a bit of loss to spine ends. Illustrated throughout by Jean De Brunhoff. First edition, first printing. This work was not first published in French until the following year. This is the seventh and final Babar book by Jean de Brunhoff. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Walt Disney's Fantasia + Program Walt Disney Presents Fantasia

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Includes staplebound program. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. All plates present. Gift inscription on free front endpaper. Hinges slightly exposed in a few places. Jacket presents well, price-clipped, chipped and creased along top edge-- heaviest chipping, tears, and creasing on back panel along top and bottom edges. A few small pieces of ph-neutral archival mending tissue on verso. Program is a first as well, in Very Good condition with '40s theater ticket taped to verso of front cover, light wear. Nice copies of two colorful books that evoke the groundbreaking film well.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA ]
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        RAOUL DUFY Lettre autographe signée sur la peinture

      - Lettre autographe signée à une amie. Céret 13 juin 1940 ; 2 pages in-4°. Belle lettre de Dufy pendant les heures sombres de la guerre : Il est heureux d’avoir reçu sa lettre qui a été « un rayon bienfaisant dans ce moment si triste ( ) ». Il ne se doutait pas en la quittant « sur la méditerranée ( ) que les chose prendraient si vite cette tournure quoique votre anxiété secrète fut grande ». Le peintre lui donne les dernières nouvelles depuis leur séparation : « J’ai quitté Grasse pour Nice la santé de ma femme étant meilleure, mais ne me permettait pas le retour immédiat sur la Normandie. Ensuite j’ai quitté Nice avec l’intention de remonter sur Paris, mais l’encombrement m’empêchait de garder avec moi bagages matériel et documents et travaux nouveaux et je ne voulais pas risquer de perdre en routes des choses qui sont précieuses pour mon travail. Je suis donc venu ici attendre la suite des évènements. J’ai retrouvé Artigas et me suis mis au travail mais depuis trois ou quatre jours mon courage est ébréché. Votre témoignage d’amitié me fortifie. Je vais vous envoyer quelques aquarelles. » Il a des nouvelles de Bignon, Michel est passé de l’action à l’arrière, Bernard est revenu en Suisse, il pense que Thérèse est de retour à New York, le sénateur est-il en Algérie ? Pour sa part : « Je suis installé dans une petite maison au milieu d’un jardin de légumes. Je ne changerai pas de maison sans emporter ce que j’y ai amené et qui est difficile pour le transport et puis la recherche de la sécurité me semble bien chimérique ( ) » Je ne me suis pas encore habitué à ce Roussillon ou je suis quoique sa lumière soit attrayante pour un peintre, que ce soit la Mecque du cubisme, que les promenades soient ombragées de beaux platanes, et ornées de statues de Maillol et de Manolo et que le paysage soit fort beau ( ) » [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Farewell My Lovely

      New York: Knopf, 1940. advance issue. Wraps. fine. Advance issue of the 1st edition. Original wrappers (bound into the dustjacket as published). 1 scratch to the front cover, else a fine copy with no fading, even to the spine. Laid-in is the publisher's review slip, and their stamp is on the top page edges (as issued). This perishable state (probably 5% of the 7,500 copy 1st printing) precedes the hardbound issue. It's not a rare book but it is a difficult one to find in this flashy condition. And because scarred copies are always available, desperate sellers try to portray them favorably by conjuring up a flattering physical description, that wickedly employs dismissal and subterfuge in a dervish dance of shifty lingo, reminiscent of the Cirque du Soleil contortionist.

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        Le Farfalle Diurne d'Italia. Vol. 1-5

      Firenze: Casa Editrice Marzocco, 1940-1953. 5 vols, 75 col + 27 b/w plates. . HB. Bound in 5 vols, 4to (350x260mm), cont. cloth, gt, rubbed, some minor wear. Illustrations from original wrappers pasted to front endpapers of vols 1 and 2; some scattered foxing to vol. 1; bindings cracked in several places between gatherings, but still firm; blind stamp to title-pages. Very good set.. Text Italian. Scarce and important work on Italian butterflies. Numbered edition of 1000 copies (vols 1-3) or 800 (vols 4-5). Vols 3-5 were each issued as two parts (Text + Plates). Vol. 1: Considerazioni Generali e Hesperides, [#139/1000], 1940, pp. xxxiv, (2), 131, col frontis, b/w plates I-II, col plates 1-4; Vol. 2: Lycaenida, [#144/1000], 1943, pp. xii, 401, (1), col plates 5-19, b/w plates III-IX; Vol. 3: Papilionida - Papilionidae, Pieridae, Text [#610/1000], 1947, pp. xvi, 318, (1); Plates [#784/1000], 1950, pp. (2), col plates 20-37, b/w plates X-XIV; Vol. 4: Papilionida - Libytheina, Danaina e Nymphalina (Apaturidae, Nymphalidae), Text [#252/800], 1950, pp. xxv, 380, (2); Plates [#186/850], 1951, pp. (2), col plates 38-53, b/w plates, 54, XV-XX; Vol. 5: Papilionida - Nymphalina (Satyridae), Text [#281/800], 1953, pp. xix, 354; Plates [#260/800], 1953, pp. (2), col plates 55-74, b/w plates XXI-XXVI..

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        Iliade

      Società Anonima Editrice Dante Alighieri, 1940. INTERLINGUE 0,06 Libro III. Testo, traduzione e note a cura di Antonio Giusti. Brossura con bordi usurati, ingiallita, macchiata, con fioritura; firma d'appartenenza e tracce di cera lacca al piatto anteriore. Grande macchia marrone su taglio superiore che continua al margine superiore di alcune pagine e del piatto posteriore. Tagli e fogli bruniti con fioritura. Annotazioni manoscritte a matita e penna. Firma d'appartenenza al frontespizio e tra le pagine. USATO

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        [Photo Album]: English Nurse after Dunkirk and in India. World War II

      India, 1940. Near Fine. Oblong quarto measuring 9" x 12.5". String-tied green leather over paper boards. Contains 175 black and white or sepia toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1.5" x 1.5 and 6" x 10" with captions. Worn edges, tears, and rubbing else very good with near fine photographs.A photo album kept by a British nurse in England and India from 1940-1944. The first page shows photos from the grounds of a hospital in Leatherhead, England. Known as Leatherhead Emergency Hospital it was actually the Royal Blind School which had been requisitioned by King's College Hospital as a "national emergency hospital" for the duration of the war. Here the nurse poses with colleagues and wounded survivors of Dunkirk who sit smiling while in wheel chairs, on crutches, and with some covered in bandages. The weeks of fighting in France lead to the evacuation of the British and sent thousands home to England to be treated for wounds. One photo shows the queen exiting a building of the hospital with a nurse and getting into her car. Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, was known for visiting wounded soldiers throughout the country to boost morale as part for the war effort.In 1941 she was sent to India where she started her time at the Western Ghats. These photos show the splendor of the mountain ranges and jungle and include some hand colored snapshots. She continued to explore the country over the next three years attending the Poona Races, visiting the Bombay museum, and taking a trip to Meerut. Throughout the album it is clear she was interested in honing her photography skills and had a good eye for the art. She captured the locals of the cities she visits while they work and interact with each other. One photo shows a snake charmer performing at the Hotel Cecil in Dehli, another captioned, "New Camel, New Wife" shows a recently married couple atop a camel. Women in Kashmir are seen in colorful clothing holding their babies, another photo shows a young man making papier-mache bowels, another shows a group captioned as "prisoners" being marched away. In Meerut she took numerous photos of the wild life and included a photo of a graveyard built for monkeys. She attended local events including the Hindu, Durga Poojah, and Tibetan festivals and took pictures of the gatherings. One of the most striking images is of a man lounging on a bed of nails in Sadhu. She worked at the Poona (Pune) Barrack Hospital which can be seen towards the end of the album. Here she poses with soldiers from the China-Burma-India Theater recovering from their wounds. There are photos captioned "staff" and "patients" that capture the life at the hospital with smiling men goofing off with the nurses. She also attended a military wedding for an officer in Meerut which included uniformed men holding swords for the new couple to walk through. The final photos show a grave site with a large angel statue and a hand colored photo of a meditating statue of Buddha.An interesting account of a British nurse's time serving on both the home front and in India with the medical corps during World War II, especially interesting for the immediacy of the Dunkirk images.

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        Mayakovskii - plakatist. Kriticheskii ocherk [i.e. Mayakovsky as Poster Artist. Critical Review]

      Moscow: Iskusstvo, 1940. 74 pp.: ill., 1 port.; 22,5x17,5 см. In original illustrated card boards. Covers rubbed, tears and losses to the spine, markings and bookshop labels on the rear pastedown, previous owner's pencil markings and a few drawings in the text (p. 50 and 54). Otherwise very good. The first edition on Maykovsky as a poster maker. It examines his interest to satire images and his work with ROSTA windows for two years (1919-1921). During this period he made few thousands drawings and captions. Poster substituted magazines, newspapers, ads etc. Mayakovsky revived Russian folk lubok and gave it sharpness and expression. During his time with ROSTA they invented stencil producing which let them send their posters to 47 towns of the Republic. Text is accompanied by black and white illustrations.

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        Cemeteries of Armant I

      The Egypt Exploartion Society. Very Good. 1940. B0010001DK Very Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: No Jacket) Cloth, 33 cm, Text volume, xii + 300 pages. ; Plates volume, 78, including plans & maps. Very good set. . B0010001DK .

      [Bookseller: Moe's Books]
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        Verzamelde werken. (Tekstverzorging K. Lekkerkerker).

      Rotterdam (Proza IV: Den Haag Proza V: Amsterdam), Nijgh & Van Ditmar/ K. Lekkerkerker, 1940-1957. Acht delen. Kopsnede verguld. Verguld halfleer met groflinnen platten. Niet afgesneden. 1e druk. Zes delen in de originele kartonnen foedralen, vier delen zelfs met omslagen van cellofaan. Fraaie, uniform genummerde set (enkel schaafplekje op de rug van Proza III).l Een van de 50 genummerde luxe-exemplaren, gedrukt op Haesbeek (deel 8 (Proza V) op Pannekoek) en gebonden in halfleer.Inliggend: prospectus voor deze uitgave, waarvan de eerste twee delen in april 1940 zouden moeten verschijnen en de andere 4 of 5 later dat jaar.

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        Haven.

      Imprenta Gutenberg, Quito, Ecuador. 1940 - First edition. First state: the negatives of enlargements which are on pages 19 and 21 were accidentally destroyed during the course of printing and these were replaced in the later state by other enlargements which appeared on what became pages 97 and 99 (with extra text). Folio. 95 pages. Of 400 copies, this is one of 300 with the text in English. 44 tipped-in photographs by the author. Full suede (lama-skin?) binding with a cloth tie, lettered in dark green. Cornelius Louis André Roosevelt (1879-1962), a distant relative of Theodore Roosevelt, was a French-born American entrepreneur, filmmaker and resort hotel manager. Something of an adventurer he went to Bali in 1924 with the notion of opening it up to tourist while at the same time preserving its cultural integrity. Together with Armand Denis he shot Goona-Goona - An Authentic Melodrama which after its release in the U.S.A. in 1930 started an American craze for Bali. He is also well known for the1938 film Beyond the Caribbean. In 1936 he went to Quayaquil, Ecuador, intending to head an expedition into the headwaters of the Amazon in an attempt to locate descendants of the Inca empire who disappeared after the Spanish conquests. The photographs are of the Ecuadorian landscape, its native people, churches, industrial sites, etc.Very good indeed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        California Institute of Technology Immunochemistry Publications 1940 - 1946, Bound Volume of 39 Offprints, Including "A Theory of the Structure and Process of Formation of Antibodies", "The Manufactrure of Antibodies in Vitro", Etc.

      [1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946]: Journal of the American Chemical Society, Etc., 1940. Original Offprints . Red Cloth. Very Good. 39 Original Publisher's Offprints, Neatly Bound In Red Cloth With A Few Caltech Chemistry Library Markings, No Other Names Or Marks. Most Involve Pauling As Sole Author, Or Co-Author. The First 1940 Paper Is Reportedly The 9Th Most Cited Of All Pauling's Papers.

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        Aunt Beardie

      Harrison-Hilton Books New York 1940 - First Edition. Unsigned dustjacket art but likely Arthur Hawkins Jr. Extremely scarce Hubin listed mystery by Shearing, better known as 'Marjorie Bowen'. "Two young girls fleeing from terrorism in the France of 1794 are thrown into chance companionship with an unknown young man who escorts them on the voyage from St. Malo. The tale is taken up thirty years later when one of these girls is married to an Englishman of high position, Sir Robert Sherlock, and herself is the mother of a daughter aged eighteen years. A peculiarly sensitive affection exists between these two women, and the daughter, Jenny, gradually became aware that some dark horror from the past is overshadowing her mother's outwardly calm and happy life. This horror finally takes tangible shape; under the most innocent guise, a merciless blackmailer penetrates the peaceful family where Lady Sherlock is adored. Jenny slowly discovers her mother's terrible secret and does not falter from her championship even when this brings her to the point where she has to decide whether or not she will commit murder". Will Cuppy wrote in a contemporary review: "The Shearing cult will get their tummy full of his special qualities in Aunt Beardie, certainly one of his most sinister novels, one that is built on a firm mystery foundation." Near Fine in Very Good price-clipped dustjacket, shallow chipping at spine ends and flap corners, small abrasion at lower mid-spine. 0.0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Building Plans, Elevations, Interior Details, and Personal Correspondence for an Addition to the Residence of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip A. Kennedy at 2 West Seaview Ave., San Rafael.

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, March 1940 - March 1950.(). Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 18" x 23". 21 sheets, 4 of which belong to correspondence. Job #1838. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

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        LA CASA DEL INFANTADO CABEZA DE LOS MENDOZA

      Duque del Infantado. C. Bermejo editor, Madrid 1940 - XXI, 427 Y 523 con numerosas láminas. Completo en dos tomos Edición numerada de tan sólo 500 ejemplares Encuadernación en pergamino con escudo en portada iluminado por M. Pérez Brocona.

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