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        The Earthly Paradise

      London: Michael Joseph, 1940., 1940. First Edition. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the Author. Fne copy in near fine dustwrapper, a little frayed spine top. Complete with fine "Book Society Choice" sash. Enthralling historical adventure set in an age haunted by superstition and Inquisition; Don Narciso Rich, an ambitious legal aide to the King, accompanies the ageing Columbus on his third voyage to the New World in 1497. C.S. Forester was awarded the 1938 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for both the Hornblower novels 'A Ship of the Line' and 'Flying Colours'. The Prize was founded in memory of a partner in the publishing house of A. and C. Black Ltd., and is one of the oldest and most prestigious book awards in Britain.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Horton Hatches the Egg

      New York: Random House,, 1940. Quarto. Original brown buckram, titles to front cover in red. With the dust jacket. Housed in a cream cloth slipcase. Illustrated throughout by the author. Small bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Extremities a touch sunned, board edges slightly bumped, spine cocked. An excellent copy in a lightly soiled and toned jacket with nicked and creased extremities, and a couple of small chips, partially affecting "Mulberry" on the front panel. First edition, first printing. Considered one of the hardest Seuss titles to find in the first printing and with the un-restored dust jacket.

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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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        Amazing content! Charles Lindbergh letter to "Spirit of St. Louis" co-designer Donald A. Hall all about the fabled plane!

      Lloyd Neck, New York, March 6, 1940. 8.5" x 11". "Typed Letter Signed ""Charles A. Lindbergh,"" 2 pages, 8.5"" x 11"", separate sheets. With an additional typed page enclosed by Lindbergh. Lloyd Neck, Huntington [Long Island], New York, March 6, 1940. Each page is on the same watermarked stationery. Tiny staple holes, light paper clip rust mark on top of first page. Fine condition.In part, ""I have just received a letter from Dr. George W. Lewis, Director of Research, N.A.C.A. [National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics], enquiring about data connected with the 'Spirit of St. Louis.' Dr. Lewis tells me that the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences is collecting material relating to the early flights, and would like to have anything available that relates to the 'Spirit of St. Louis'. Practically everything I had pertaining to the 'Spirit of St. Louis' has been turned over to the Missouri Historical Society and the Smithsonian Institution ... It occurs to me, however, that you might have engineering records that would be of great interest to them, and I am writing on the chance that you would be willing to turn these over to the Institute if you do have any ...""In a typed postscript, Lindbergh adds, in part, ""Dr. Lewis sent me a copy of the 'Technical Preparation of the Airplane Spirit of St. Louis' which you wrote for the N.A.C.A. soon after the flight in 1927. I have read it with great interest and I am glad that you were able to make this record when it was fresh in your mind ... your friend Lyle might be interested in the list of men who were responsible for the construction of the airplane which you gave on page 4. I am enclosing a separate sheet of paper with this paragraph copied.""The third page with Lindbergh's copied paragraph from page 4 is headed, in part, ""Technical Preparation of the Airplane / 'Spirit of St. Louis' / Written for the / National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics / By Donald A. Hall / Chief Engineer, Ryan Airplanes, Inc. / Washington / July, 1927."" It begins ""Page 4: 'Members of the Ryan Airlines factory organization who were responsible for the construction of the airplane are ...'"" Nine names and their tasks are listed.The letter can be read in its entirety in the images above.Provenance: The Papers of Donald Albert Hall, sold Butterfields, Los Angeles, March 22, 2000."

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        Primato. Lettere e arti d'Italia. Rivista diretta da Giuseppe Bottai e Giorgio Vecchietti. Raccolta completa dal 1? marzo 1940 al 15 luglio 1943 (manca solamente l'ultimo numero doppio del 1? agosto 1943)

      Mondadori/Grafitalia 1940-43 Raccolta pressoch? completa di 81 fascicoli (manca solo un numero, l'ultimo doppio, il 15 - 16, dell'agosto del 1943) di questa storica rivista quindicinale uscita dal 1? marzo 1940 al 1? agosto del 1943 diretta da Giuseppe Bottai, ministro dell'Educazione nazionale, e da Giorgio Vecchietti. 1940: 20 fascicoli; 1941: 24 fascicoli; 1942: 24 fascicoli; 1943: 13 fascicoli di cui uno doppio, il n? 9 / 10 del 15 maggio (manca l'ultimo doppio, il 15 / 16, del 1? agosto). Il numero di pagine oscillava fra le 24 e le 32, il formato era di 26 x 36 cm circa. 'Per minimizzare e ridurre le eventuali conseguenze di un sudditanza al potente alleato, l'Italia fascista doveva conquistare una propria e quanto pi? possibile autonoma funzione dirigente che, non potendo chiaramente manifestarsi nel campo delle armi, doveva essere ricercata nel pi? tradizionale e prossimo campo della cultura in cui il paese aveva mantenuto un 'primato' universalmente riconosciuto' (Lorenzo Tronfi, 'Il Primato di Giuseppe Bottai: cultura e politica (1940 - 1943), pp. 6 - 7). 'Da un lato il Fascismo, attraverso il Ministro dell'Educazione e i suoi collaboratori ed amici, riconosceva la propria insufficienza di fatto, per riaffermarsi liberamente come idea, e quindi come ricerca e come dialogo; e d'altro lato i collaboratori antifascisti rinunciavano praticamente alle pretese di assoluta purezza dell'intransigenza faziosa realizzando una convergenza concreta' (Antologia di Primato a cura di Vittorio Vettori, p. 9). Numerosissimi i collaboratori della rivista. Per la critica letteraria: Walter Binni, Adriano Seroni, Bruno Romani, Carlo Muscetta, Cesare Angelini, Enrico Falqui, Mario Alicata, Giuseppe De Robertis, Arnaldo Bocelli; per la critica storica e politica: Guido Piovene, Dino Del Bo, Ugo Spirito, Giaime Pintor, Carlo Morandi, Luigi Russo, Nicola Abbagnano,; per la narrativa e la poesia: Giovanni Comisso, Alfonso Gatto, Vasco Pratolini, Adriano Grande, Vincenzo Cardarelli, Sandro Penna. Molti gli scrittori pubblicati, spesso in prima edizione, sulle pagine della rivista: Cesare Pavese, Eugenio Montale, Dino Buzzati, Carlo Emilio Gadda, Riccardo Bacchelli, Antonio Aniante, Giani Stuparich, Carlo Linati, Vitaliano Brancati, Salvatore Quasimodo, Giuseppe Ungaretti, Sibilla Aleramo, Corrado Alvaro, ecc? Alcuni, come Paolo Monelli, sono stati capaci, proprio su 'Primato', di fare filtrare, tra le righe, acute constattazioni di disapprovazione e critica alla guerra. Allo stesso modo il frequente richiamo all'identit? di provincia italiana, alla sua originaria moralit?, presente soprattutto nelle accurate pagine letterarie riflette in antichi echi strapaesani una rinnovata amicizia e collaborazione fra Bottai e Mino Maccarai, ma anche la volont? di dare spazio a tanti giovani talenti, anche anticonformisti, come Corrado Alvaro, affascinati dalla cultura d'oltreoceano e capaci di rifletterne, in luoghi e ambienti della propria esperienza, stili nuovi e modi d'intendere la societ?. In tal modo 'Primato' finisce per essere la vetrina del fermento culturale di un'epoca in crisi' (Lorenzo Tronfi, Il Primato di Giuseppe Bottai: cultura e politica (1940 - 1943), pp. 10 - 11). ITA

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        The Mixture as Before

      London: William Heinemann, 1940., 1940. First Edition. Octavo. pp. (x), 288. Bound in publisher's blue cloth, with gilt titles to front board and spine. Dust wrapper in blue with titles to front cover, titles to spine, and with publisher's advertisements to rear cover. With the title-specific 'Book Society Choice' wrap-around band not recorded in either Maugham bibliography. Binding shows light shelfwear. Internally clean and free from spotting. Dust wrapper rubbed to extremities, with a few small chips and tears. A collection of short stories by one of the acknowledged masters of the form in English.

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        THE MAN WHO LOVED CHILDREN

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940.. 1940.. Good. - Octavo, red cloth with a gilt-printed white title label between gilt rules on the spine and with the author's monograph in gilt on the front cover, in an illustrated creamy white dust wrapper. The head and tail of the book's spine are lightly bumped and the title label is rumpled. There are a couple of light indentations to the covers. The soiled dust jacket is chipped and torn along the edges with a small piece out of the jacket's spine. The author's name on the spine is quite faded. [iv], 527 & [1] pages. Very good in a good dust wrapper. First edition.From the pen of Australian author Christina Stead, "The Man Who Loved Children" is the story of a highly dysfunctional family. Originally set in Sydney, the setting was changed to Washington, D.C. to appeal to an American audience, though linguistic differences attest to its roots. Acclaimed by Robert Stone, Jonathan Franzen, Angela Carter and Randall Jarrell, the novel was included in Time Magazine's "TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005". In his introduction to a later edition of the book, Randall Jarrell wrote that "no other novel makes so scrupulous, so passionate, and so convincing a study of a family -- and with such generalizing force that one immediately expands that to THE family." Jonathan Franzen, writing in the New York Times speaks of it thus: "Even the word 'enjoying': is that the right word? Although its prose ranges from good to fabulously food - is lyrical in the true sense, every observation and description bursting with feeling, meaning, subjectivity -- and although its plotting is unobtrusively masterly, the book operates at a pitch of psychological violence that makes 'Revolutionary Road' look like 'Everybody Loves Raymond.' And, worse yet, can never stop laughing at that violence!". Rare in the dust wrapper.

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        Document Signed by 25 of the Cast and Crew of the 1940 MGM Musical Extravaganza "Broadway Melody of 1940."

      8 1/2" x 11"; 1 page (front and back); fine, fresh; 1940. Rare and unique gathering of autographs, not be found elsewhere! Signed on the front by: Fred Astaire as Johnny Brett; Eleanor Powell as Clare Bennett; Frank Morgan as Bob Casey; George Murphy King Shaw Ian; Hunter as Bert C. Matthews; Florence Rice as Amy Blake, Casey's Secretary; Ann Morriss as Pearl Delonge; Dore Schary - Story; George Oppenheimer - Screenplay; Jack Cummings - Producer; Oliver Marsh - Cinematography; Bill Ryan - Assistant Director; George B. Elder - Property Master Plus - Sound Technician; Dick Chaney - Wardrobe; Bud Graybill - Still Photographer; Muriel Gallagher - Wardrobe; Stanley Briggs - Script; John Howard Detlie - Associate Art Director; Merrill R Pye - Art Director; Phyllis Loughton - Miss Powell's Coach; Gertrude Kuhn - Hairdresser; Art Smith - Unit Manager; Georgie Lane - Make-Up; Allen Hurley - 2nd Prop Master. "Broadway Melody of 1940" was released in 1940, directed by Norman Taurog from a story by Jack McGowan and Dore Schary. Screenplay by Leon Gordon and George Oppenheimer. "Broadway Melody of 1940" was Fred Astaire's first picture for M-G-M since the 1933 film "Dancing Lady", and it was the first picture Fred Astaire made following his departure from RKO. It was also the fourth and last of M-G-M's "Broadway Melody" pictures. According to modern sources, the film was originally to have been shot in Technicolor, but because of the unsettled economic conditions caused by the start of the war in Europe, M-G-M decided to film it in black and white. Modern sources add that the set for the "Begin the Beguine" number cost $120,000 to construct and used a sixty foot multi-paneled mirror mounted on a revolving track that swung around to change backgrounds during the dance. Cole Porter wrote the song in 1935, and it was one of the biggest hits. "Broadway Melody of 1940" was the only film Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell worked together. Provenance: from the estate of director Norman Taurog.

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        The Hamlet

      New York: Random House. 1940. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 1940, First Printing of trade edition. Hardcover, black cloth, color title page and dust jacket designed by George Salter. Near Fine in a Very Good+ dust jacket. Minor shelfwear to the exterior; unmarked contents; square binding. First issue dust jacket with 10 titles on the rear panel and price of 2.50 intact. DJ with minor wear to the spine ends; a single 1/2- inch snag to the bottom edge of the rear panel; soft vertical crease down the front panel is barely noticeable; bright, bold colors. DJ now in a mylar wrap. A lovely copy of the first entry in Faulkner's Snopes Trilogy. Digital images available upon request.

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        De Tweede Schipvaart der Nederlanders naar Oost-Indie onder Jacob Cornelisz van Neck en Wybrrant Warwijck 1598-1600

      The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1940. 8 volumes. Enquire for shipping price.A touch of foxing. Hard Cover. Good.

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        L'imaginaire EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Gallimard, 1940. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1940, 14,5x23cm, broché. - First edition, one of the 25 copys numbered on "pur-fil" paper only leading copies. Beautiful copy. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 25 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers. Bel exemplaire.

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        IL CROCIATO NERO Gli Albi del Vittorioso n.10, supplemento al numero 21 de Il Vittorioso.

      Roma, Il Vittorioso, 1940. Cm. 29,5x29 brossura, pp. 32, spillato piccolo restauro alla cucitura della copertina, mancano le spillature, piccoli strappi al margine inferiore banco delle prime carte, a colori. Secondo romanzo a fumetti scritto dal Celebre Gian Luigi Bonelli. Complessivamente in buono stato.

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        Darkness at Noon

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1940. Translated by Daphne Hardy. Octavo. Original grey cloth, spine and front covered lettered in red. Spine toned, binding soiled, top corner of three leaves creased, some light marginal thumbing. First edition in English, first impression. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the half-title: "Anthony from Arthur". From the library of the scholar and auctioneer Anthony Hobson, with his book label on the front pastedown. The book itself is very scarce, as a large proportion of the first printing was destroyed during the Blitz; Copac records only the British Library copy in British and Irish institutional libraries, and OCLC adds only one (Northern College). Furthermore, the remarkable exhibition of "Connolly's 100" at the University of Texas in 1971 could only muster a copy of the first American edition (1941). Copies inscribed by Koestler are rare.

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        [Photo Albums]: Two Early British Aviation Transport Photo Albums

      England. (1940-1948). Two photograph albums containing relatively early British aviation transport photos. The first album is 8" x 10" green leather-grained cloth with gilt titles and art-nouveau stylized leaf motif. The second is 8.5" x 10" re-backed in brown leather over textured paper-covered boards with gilt titles. Very good or better. The albums contain over 300 photographs of shipping and civil aircraft subjects taken between 1940-1948 presumably presided over by a distinguished gentleman pictured in the uniform of a First Officer of the Air Transport Auxiliary. Most of the images are labeled with the names of the aircraft and locations, some with dates, and include images inside cockpits. Included are a small number of Fleet Air Arm images of aircraft at various locations through the United Kingdom and Europe; Channel Islands, Schiphol, and Lyons. Some photographs include scenes of North East Britain, such as the River Tyne and Spiller's Wharf. Of particular interest among the civil aviation archive are photographs of the Miles Aerovan operated by Air Contractors Ltd, which ran charter freight flights in the late 1940s. They were the first commercial company to transport a British car by air, a later Frazer-Nash car is shown in some photographs. There is also a photo of the company transporting a cow! Other companies featured include, Air Taxis Ltd, Air Charters, and Air Enterprises Ltd, the latter company's machine photographed with actor Basil Radford after the filming of Whisky Galore! in 1948. Also featured are photographs of ocean liners, warships, and cargo ships many named and labeled by city of destination, as well as a number of personal photographs. A fascinating archive of civil and naval aviation spanning the latter years of World War II and the early post-war periods, depicting the expanding development of transportation resources. .

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        Typed letter signed.

      Princeton, New Jersey, 14. XII. 1940. - 4to. 1 p. In English, to David Ewen, editor of Musical Facts, on his imprinted stationery: "Briefly, in answer to your enquiry as to what my reactions to music are and in what way it has been a force in my life. All my life music has excited feelings of deepest interest and enjoyment in me. Its melodic beauty has had a distinct effect on my work, as I am a man upon whom the sensations of sound have had influences far surpassing those of vision. I might say that I am a man of the ears and not of the eyes. Music, with its rhythmic flow and rich cadence of sound, may be considered to have influenced the literary form of my writings, and to have become interwoven with the thoughts and ideas to which I sought to give expression".

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        Babar and Father Christmas. Translated from the French by Merle Haas

      Random Hoiuse, New York 1940 - First English edition and last of the Babar books by Jean de Brunhoff. Color-printed pictorial title-page, illustrated throughout. Large folio (14 1/4 x 10 in.; 363 x 255 mm). In this charming story, Babar visits Father Christmas and suggests that he take a vacation inthe elephants' country. In gratitude, Father Christmas gives Babar a magic Santa suit which will enable him to fly through the air and deliver presents on Christmas eve to all the little elephants, beginning yet another wonderful western tradtion in Celesteville. Grolier/Elliott 141 Publisher's pictorial boards, yellow cloth spine, pictorial endpapers, pictorial dust-jacket; losses at bottom margin of front of dust-jacket restored probably with color xeroxes. Attractive Color-printed pictorial title-page, illustrated throughout. Large folio (14 1/4 x 10 in.; 363 x 255 mm) First English edition and last of the Babar books by Jean de Brunhoff [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HEBREW ALPHABET: ORIGINAL ART

      - ABC. (HEBREW) HEBREW ALPHABET: ORIGINAL ART. Offered here are 10 finished original color drawings for 9 letters of a probably unpublished Hebrew alphabet book (one letter has 2 pieces). Not dated but circa 1940, signed by M. Genlis. The work is done on art paper. Each image is oblong measuring 7 3/8" wide x 4 1/2" high on paper 10 1/4 x 8 1/2". Includes the following Hebrew letters: ALEPH, BET, VAV, ZAYIN, TET, MEM, PEI, TZADEI and RESH (2). Pictured are a large SHIP, HOUSE, TRAIN (2), ROSE, WINDMILL, TREE, BUTTERFLY, GUARD TOWER and BIRD - high quality with much detail and charm. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      Charles Scribner's Sons, NY 1940 - VG/VG-. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pinocchio production cel of Dutch Milk Maid from the Stromboli Puppet Sequence

      Burbank: Walt Disney Studios,, 1940. A fantastic early inscription and original Pinocchio production cel. Blue pencil signature and inscription, "To Peggy Fox, from Walt Disney," on a brown 4.25 x 2 card affixed to the mat of an original production cel featuring a little Dutch milk maid, featured as one of Stromboli's puppet sequence from the classic 1940 Walt Disney Studios film Pinocchio, trimmed and applied to a detailed airbrush background. After being used for the film, this cel was prepared by the Disney Studio's Courvoiser Unit for presentation, either as VIP gift or for sale through the Courvoisier Gallery distribution system. For about ten years during the late 1930's and 1940's the Courvoisier Gallery was the exclusive distributor of Disney Studio drawings and cels. At first all Courvoisier cels were prepared for sale at the Disney Studio. This involved laboriously trimming the cels to the edges of the characters, hand creating backgrounds to compliment each cel, matting the artwork and labeling it. Roy Disney later decided this was too costly and the work was moved to Courvoisier's workshop where the quality of work suffered with simpler backgrounds and the lamination of cels. With the original Walt Disney Courvoisier Gallery label to back of frame.

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        The Fifth Column: A Play in Three Acts

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. First Thus. First separate edition of Hemingway's play with an original print run of 1174 copies. Adapted by Benjamin Glazer and produced by the Theatre Guild in 1940. HANNEMAN A17a. Octavo (22cm.); original cloth in grey decorative dust jacket printed in red; [2],vii,[1],101pp. Dust jacket expertly restored; faint uneven toning to extremities; front free endpaper cockled from previously removed bookplate, else textblock fine. About Very Good overall.

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        The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

      Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston 1940 - First Edition, First Printing with the 1940 date printed on the title page. A beautiful copy. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is rich in color with minor wear to the edges. The book is in excellent condition. 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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        "Moor in Oberbayern mit Wendelstein". Blick über Moorlandschaft mit Bachlauf, Birken und einigen Torfhütten, im Mittelgrund schönes Bergpanorama mit dem Wendelstein.

      . Öl auf Leinwand von Rolf Knobloch, rechts unten sign., um 1940, 60,5 x 80,5 cm.. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXI, S. 11; Bruckmann, Münchner Maler Bd. 5, S. 485. - Josef Rolf Knobloch wurde 1891 in Böhmisch Kamnitz geboren; 1911 kam er nach München. Hier wurden Eduard Schleich d.Ä. und Adolf Lier seine Vorbilder für seine zahlreichen in der Natur entstandenen Landschaften. - Rückseitig am Rahmen beschriftet und gestempelt. Für Knobloch typisches Motiv. Gerahmt.

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        "Blick von Königsdorf auf die Benediktenwand". Blick über einen Bachlauf mit baumbestandenem Ufer und weite Moorlandschaft auf die Benediktenwand.

      . Öl auf Hartfaser von Rolf Knobloch, rechts unten sign., um 1940, 60 x 80 cm.. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXI, S. 11; Bruckmann, Münchner Maler Bd. 5, S. 485. - Josef Rolf Knobloch wurde 1891 in Böhmisch Kamnitz geboren; 1911 kam er nach München. Hier wurden Eduard Schleich d.Ä. und Adolf Lier seine Vorbilder für seine zahlreichen in der Natur entstandenen Landschaften. - Rückseitig am Rahmen beschriftet. Für Knobloch typisches Motiv. Gerahmt.

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        OBERBAYERN. "Moor in Oberbayern mit Wendelstein". Blick über Moorlandschaft mit Bachlauf, Birken und einigen Torfhütten, im Mittelgrund schönes Bergpanorama mit dem Wendelstein.

      - Öl auf Leinwand von Rolf Knobloch, rechts unten sign., um 1940, 60,5 x 80,5 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXI, S. 11; Bruckmann, Münchner Maler Bd. 5, S. 485. - Josef Rolf Knobloch wurde 1891 in Böhmisch Kamnitz geboren; 1911 kam er nach München. Hier wurden Eduard Schleich d.Ä. und Adolf Lier seine Vorbilder für seine zahlreichen in der Natur entstandenen Landschaften. - Rückseitig am Rahmen beschriftet und gestempelt. Für Knobloch typisches Motiv. Gerahmt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        KÖNIGSDORF. "Blick von Königsdorf auf die Benediktenwand". Blick über einen Bachlauf mit baumbestandenem Ufer und weite Moorlandschaft auf die Benediktenwand.

      - Öl auf Hartfaser von Rolf Knobloch, rechts unten sign., um 1940, 60 x 80 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXI, S. 11; Bruckmann, Münchner Maler Bd. 5, S. 485. - Josef Rolf Knobloch wurde 1891 in Böhmisch Kamnitz geboren; 1911 kam er nach München. Hier wurden Eduard Schleich d.Ä. und Adolf Lier seine Vorbilder für seine zahlreichen in der Natur entstandenen Landschaften. - Rückseitig am Rahmen beschriftet. Für Knobloch typisches Motiv. Gerahmt.

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        The Deputy Sheriff of Comanche County - 1st Edition

      Tarzana, CA: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1940. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. An attractive first edition/first printing, gray pebbled cover with red lettering on the front cover and spine in about Fine condition. With the Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. fire damage sticker to front pastedown despite only minor evidence smoke damage to upper fore edge and upper rear board, laminated dust-jacket with negligible edgewear, jacket, frontispiece and 22 chapter headpieces by John Coleman Borroughs. With the Mary Lucas Pflueger dedication. Zeuschner 110; As this is a murder mystery Western we can't tell you much about it here without spoiling the story for you. Perhaps it is enough to say that in addition to the murder, there is conspiracy, double-crossing, kidnaping [sic], love, romance, plenty of gun fighting, and some top notch sleuthing before the real murderer is apprehended. (from the dust-jacket) .

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        FUTURIA FANTASIA - VOL.1, NO.4 [FALL, 1940]

      Los Angeles: Ray Bradbury, [1940]. First Edition. One of ca.100 copies printed. Quarto; 8.5" x 11" sheets, mimeographed in black and green ink, side-stapled; 20pp; illus. Faint vertical fold at center, oxidation to staples, with light edgewear, a few tiny tears, and a handful of small, faint stains to terminal leaf; text and illustrations bright and fresh; Very Good+. Final issue of Ray Bradbury's science fiction fanzine. At 18 years old, shortly after graduating high school in 1939, Bradbury produced "FuFa" with the help of Forrest J. Ackerman, who lent him $90 for the fanzine. "Bradbury met Ackerman through the Los Angeles Science Fiction Society, which Ackerman helped to found. It was there that Bradbury also met Hannes Bok and Emil Petaja. Both were to contribute to Futuria Fantasia; Petaja offered his fiction and Bok contributed stories and poetry, as well as designing the covers and doing the interior illustrations for all four issues, plus the cover for a fifth issue that was never printed" (http://zinewiki.com/Futuria_Fantasia). The present issue contains an editorial by Bradbury, as well as two short stories: "The Piper" (written as Ron Reynolds) and "The Flight of the Good Ship Clarissa" (written anonymously). This issue notable for containing Robert A. Heinlein's only fanzine appearance, a pseudonymously-written story titled "Heil!" (written as Lyle Munroe). With additional contributions by Damon Knight, Hannes Bok, Henry Kuttner, J. Harvey Haggard, and Joseph E. Kelleam. An important and early vehicle for Bradbury's fiction, and a remarkably well-preserved example. Rare; OCLC notes just four institutions holding any issues (UC Riverside, Concordia, Texas A&M, Ransom Center).

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        SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS

      - PUZZLE. SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS CUBE PUZZLE ART WITH PUZZLE. This is the original watercolor for the top of a cube puzzle box (and also used as one of the guide sheets for assembling the puzzle). No publication information, circa 1940. The art measures 6.75 x 5" on board 7.5x6" and is fine condition. Snow White and all 7 of the Dwarfs are pictures in vibrant colors. The actual puzzle lacks one of the cubes otherwise it is in excellent condition with the 3 other guide sheets laid-in the original box with th eartwork reproduced in reduced size on the cover. The puzzle also includes Hansel and Gretel and 2 other stories.

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        Manual de automóviles Arias - Paz

      Victoriano Suárez. 1940 Madrid. 23 cm. 536 pág. Encuadernación en tapa dura lomo en piel estampado. Por Manuel Arias Paz. [Suc. de Rivadeneyra]. Grabs. intercal. Falto de la cubierta original. 1ª Edición. Dedicatoria autógrafa del autor. (=107324=) Ver imagen

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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      Scribner's 1940 - First Edition, First Printing with the Scribner's "A" printed on the copyright page. This First Issue dustjacket with NO photographer's credit to the back panel of the dustjacket is rich in color with light wear to the spine and edges. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has the $2.75 printed price present. The book is in wonderful shape. The binding is tight with minor wear to the edges. Overall, a sharp copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with an acetate cover to protect the dustjacket. We buy Hemingway First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Avon Reprints

      (Avon, Connecticut): Avon Old Farms Press. 1940. First. First edition. Quarter cloth and paper over boards with printed label on front board. A trifle soiled, very near fine. A presentation copy from the proprietor of the school: "For Mr. & Mrs. DeWitt Wallace with appreciation from Theodate Pope Riddle." The Wallace's were publishers, philanthropists, and founders of the Reader's Digest. An anthology of articles from various sources including William Allen White, Harry Emerson Fosdick, "The Yellow Man's Burden" by Matsumoto, Archibald Rutledge, Nicholas Murray Butler, etc., as well as the inclusion of the oft-reprinted "A Message to Garcia," written by Elbert Hubbard, a fellow passenger of Pope's on the Lusitania, and who was one of the more than a thousand casualties.One of the most fascinating survivors of the Lusitania disaster was an Ohio-born, middle-aged American female self-taught architect named Theodate Pope (later Riddle) who was with a friend on her way to England for a Spiritualist conference. The Lusitania sank in 18 minutes and the crew was unable to stop the ship because the steering mechanism was jammed, thus very few boats were launched and most survivors went into the water including Theodate Pope. Her maid, and her traveling companion, Edwin Friend, were both lost in the sinking but Pope managed to survive several hours in the water, although for much of that time she was unconscious. She later published her own very vivid account of the sinking in small editions - we've searched and never found either in over thirty years.Attending Miss Porter's School for Young Ladies in Farmington, Connecticut, she became enamored of this city's architecture. Despite being self-taught she received several important commissions, mostly for schools and private residences including Hop Brook School and Highfield (now Highfield Golf course) in Middlebury, Connecticut. Perhaps her proudest achievement was the founding of the Avon School in Connecticut, and aside from a hiatus during World War II when it served as a convalescent center for blind veterans, is still going strong today, nearly 70 years after her death. She also designed the buildings around the school, and is considered one of the first important women architects in America. More information is available about her at the website of the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame. She was inducted into the hall of fame in 1994. This is the first signed copy of any book by her that we've seen. .

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        Fields For President

      1940. FIELDS, W.C. Fields For President. [8], 120 pp. Illustrated with drawings by O. Soglow throughout. 8vo., bound in publisher's cloth with rare illustrated dustjacket. Preserved in a red cloth box. New York: Dodd, Mead, & Company, 1940. |~||~||~||~||~||~||~| First Edition. Fields lays out his presidential platform in chapters including; "My Views of Marriage," "How to Beat the Federal Income Tax," "My Rules of Ettiquette," "How I Have Built Myself into a Physical Marvel," "The Care of Babies," "How to Succeed in Business," and "Let's Look at the Record." Slight wear to the dust jacket, but nevertheless a fine copy of a rare book.

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        Poeta en Nueva York. Con cuatro dibujos originales. Poema de Antonio Machado. Prólogo de José Bergamín.

      - México, Editorial Séneca, 1940, 25 x 18,5 cm., holandesa de tafilete con tablas de tela fantasía guardando las cubiertas originales, 187 págs. + 1 h. + 4 láminas, dos de ellas en colores. POESÍAS

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        Margaret Mitchell praises the film adaption of her landmark novel: "I hope to be able to see it again myself ... while I had nothing to do with the production, I could not only help feeling pleased that people outside of the South enjoyed it too." Additionally, she hopes that now that "'Gone With the Wind' has been released, my life will quiet down ..."

      Atlanta, February 19, 1940. 4.5" x 7". "Typed Letter Signed, ""Margaret Mitchell Marsh,"" 2 pages, 7.25"" x 11"" on her personal stationery, Atlanta, Georgia, February 19, 1940, to Robert Saltmarsh, a New Bedford, Massachusetts bookseller concerning the film adaptation of her 1936 novel, Gone With the Wind. Horizontal creases, a few toned spots, minor tape residue on verso of second page, else fine. Mitchell writes in full: ""There was no need for you to recall yourself and your 1936 letter to me; I remember it with too much pleasure to forget it. I have a good memory for handwriting and when I saw the address on your recent letter and the New Bedford postmark, I said to my husband, 'I know this is a letter from Mr. Saltmarsh.' (You see, my married name is Marsh and the association of names helped yours to sick in my mind.) And, sure enough, it was from you. Thank you so much for writing me again about the book and the picture, and thank you, too, for the hospitable invitation to visit which you sent us. As to the invitation--it sounds most enticing but I do not know when we can accept it. I am just out of the hospital for abdominal adhesions and, while I have done extraordinarily well, my doctor wishes me to take things easily for a very long time--not so much because of the operation but because the last three and a half years have been strenuous ones and he thinks I need rest and quiet at home. Life has been so rushed and packed in the last few years that I have managed only two trips North. Last June I was in Northampton for a day to receive an honorary Master of Arts degree, which made me very proud and happy. I wanted so much to spend a month in New England, but the pressure of business matters at home made me return immediately. I hope, now that the moving picture of 'Gone With the Wind' has been released, my life will quiet down and during the next year I will be able to enjoy the normal things of life, such as traveling about in a leisurely manner. Atlanta had a three-day celebration of the premiere of 'Gone With the Wind.' Everyone seemed to enjoy it very much and many people have gone to see the picture three or four times. It is finishing its tenth week and closing in a few days. I hope to be able to see it again myself. I have read some of the New England papers about the picture and, while I had nothing to do with the production, I could not only help feeling pleased that people outside of the South enjoyed it too. I will never forget your pre-publication kindness about my book and it was a pleasure to hear from you again. I hope some day that I will be in New England and will meet you and Mrs. Saltmarsh."" MGM chose Atlanta as the site of the film's official release and the proud city put on three days of festivities. Georgia Governor Eurity D. Rivers declared December 15, 1939 (the film's release date) an official state holiday. Sadly, due to the prevailing Jim Crow laws, the black cast members, including Hattie McDaniel (who won an Oscar for her role as ""Mammy""), were barred from attending. When Clark Gable learned this, he threatened to boycott the Atlanta premiere, but was persuaded by McDaniel to attend the gala. When the film premiered in Los Angeles, director David O. Selznick insisted McDaniel be featured prominently in the program. (In Atlanta, and throughout the South, the black cast members didn't even appear in promotional material for the film). Mitchell's life did quiet down somewhat after the initial rush of publicity for the film faded, but she remained a celebrity for the remainder of her life. During the Second World War, she leveraged that celebrity to raise funds for the Red Cross and spearheaded fundraising drives for two U.S. Navy warships: the U.S.S. Atlanta (CL-51), an anti-aircraft ship that saw action at Midway. When that ship was sunk at Guadalcanal in November 1942, Mitchell raised funds for a replacement: The U.S.S. Atlanta (CL-104), which she christened in Camden, New Jersey in 1944. "

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        Look Who's Talking

      Random House, New York 1940 - This copy bears ownership signature of writer Pendleton Hogan and is dated 7 August 1940. Copy has review slip laid in. DJ spine lightly tanned. Overall slightly dusty. Nevertheless, a really outstanding copy of a difficult book. review slip from random house states publication date as august 6th. hogan was a minor novelist and reporter at the post at that time. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Survey of Pakistan Kashmir

      Jammer & Gilgit Agency, Karachi 1940 - Government of Pakistan Full color Map 1 Inch = 16 miles. Extremely RARE OCLC locates 0 copies. Oblong [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        L'imaginaire

      First edition, one of the 25 copys numbered on "pur-fil" paper only leading copies.Beautiful copy. Gallimard Paris 1940 14,5x23cm broché

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        Approximately 50 Jindyworobak (and related) publications from the collection of Kenneth Gifford, editor in Victoria of Jindyworobak Publications and author of 'Jindyworobak. Towards an Australian Culture' (the first publication of the Victorian office of Jindyworobak Publications in 1944). There are 13 books by Rex Ingamells, nine of which are inscribed and/or signed copies; these include Gumtops (1935), Forgotten People (1936), Sun-Freedom (1938) and Memory of Hills (1940)

      - There is a rare complete set of the six issues of the periodical 'Venture', with all copies signed by Rex Ingamells: Volume 1, Number 1, July 1937 (the only number in the first series) plus Volume 1, Number 1, April 1939 to the unnumbered fifth issue of May 1940. Other authors represented are Gina Ballantyne (two books); Flexmore Hudson (four books, all signed - one inscribed, one with manuscript corrections); Gifford (one book, signed); William Hart-Smith (two books); 'Ricketty Kate' (one book); Ian Mudie (three books) and Colin Thiele (two books); John Ingamells is represented as editor of 'Cultural Cross-Section' (1941). There is an unbroken run of the Jindyworobak Anthology from the first issue in 1938 to 1950 (two are signed by Rex Ingamells, one is signed by Gifford), as well as a copy of Jindyworobak Review 1938-1948 (but the last three annuals to 1953 are not present). Apart from insignificant chipping to the overlapping edges of a few wrappers, the condition is uniformly fine (although of the seven cloth-bound volumes in the collection, only 'Gumtops' retains its dustwrapper). Fine copies of two essential reference works have been added to the collection; these are 'The Jindyworobaks' by Brian Elliott and 'Australian Little Magazines, 1923-1954' by John Tregenza. With this collection as a foundation, there is the very real possibility of gathering the complete published works of the seminal Jindyworobak movement. To quote Brian Elliott (who was personally involved with the early stages of the movement) in his reappraisal of the real value and effect of the Jindyworobak poetical institutions: 'My conclusion is not that they were a product of exceptional genius, but that the movement was spontaneous, natural and inevitable, and that it had an effect upon the nation - upon the national literature, but also upon the nation itself - that went beyond what was obvious in the poetry. In Judith Wright's words, the Jindyworobaks have taught us all to know ourselves a little better'. Use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability.

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        Silverstolpe. Eh. Manuskript.

      24. XII. 1940.. 4°. 2 w. Bll., 1 hs. Widmungsbl. ("Amico optimo Al. Hartwich 24. XII. 1940 A.L.H."), 1 hs. Titelbl. ("Silverstolpe"), 24 num. Manuskriptbll. (p. 120-143), 2 w. Bll. Mit Kordel.. Vollständiges Manuskript von "Silverstolpe" ein Kapitel des Romans "Beide Sizilien", der erstmals 1942 in Buchform erschien. In blauer Tinte mit zahlr. eh. Korrekturen und Löschungen in roter Tinte. Jedes Blatt eins. beschrieben meist mit 29 Zeilen u. eh. paginiert. - Alexander Lernet-Holenia (21. Oktober 1897 in Wien - 3. Juli 1976 ebda); eigentlich Alexander Marie Norbert Lernet. Lernet verbrachte die Zeit bis 1944 in Berlin, wo sein Roman "Beide Sizilien" entstand. Während dieser Zeit stand er in Kontakt mit Gottfried Benn und Alfred Kubin. Die Buchausgabe seines im Jahr davor (1941) erschienen Romans "Mars im Widder" wurde von der Nazi-Zensur noch vor der Auslieferung verboten. Manuskripte von Lernet-Holenia sind äußerst selten und in öffentlichen Sammlungen so gut wie nicht vorhanden."Silverstolpe" an dem Lernet bereits in den 20er Jahren zu arbeiten begann, gilt neben "Mars im Widder" als Bravourstück unter den Texten Lernets. Bei dem vorl. Manuskript handelt es sicht wahrscheinlich um die Reinschrift einer Vorstufe zur Drucklegung. Die handschriftl. Widmung richtet sich an Al[exander] Hartwich, einen Freund und Arzt, der Lernet half, einer letzten Einberufung 1945 zu entkommen. Hartwich wurde 1946 Ärztekammerpräsident in Österreich.

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        The Wonderful City of Oz

      Chicago: The Reilly & Lee Co,, 1940. Octavo. Original orange cloth, colour pictorial image pasted down to front board, titles and decoration to spine in black, illustrated endpapers. With the dust jacket. Illustrated throughout in black and white. A bright copy with an inscription on the presentation page, in the dust jacket with just a touch of wear to extremities, small chip to front top edge. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing, first state. The first John Neill authored Oz title.

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        Fröhlich gehe ich, denn der Herr segnet mich." originales Aquarell ca. 44x30cm dünnem Malkarton; rechts unten signiert; um 1940

      - Otto Flath wuchs als eines von sieben Kindern in Staritzke in einfachen Verhältnissen auf. Mit dem Ausbruch des ersten Weltkrieges wurde die Situation für die deutsche Familie schwierig, der Vater wurde im Jahr 1917 nach Sibirien verbannt. Erst als er seine Freiheit wieder erlangt hatte, kam die Familie 1919 nach Kiel, wo der damals 13-jährige erstmals eine Schule besuchte. Im Anschluß daran nahm er an der Holzbildhauerklasse der Kunst- und Gewerbeschule Kiel teil. 1932 schloß sich Otto Flath der Künstlergemeinschaft um das Ehepaar Ellen und Willy Burmester an und zog 1935 nach Bad Segeberg, wo ihm 1971 die Ehrenbürgerschaft verliehen wurde. An seinem 75. Geburtstag erhielt er für sein Schaffen das Bundesverdienstkreuz am Bande.

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        Es begann im September...

      Bern, Alfred Scherz Verlag, 1940,. in-8vo, 284 S. + 1 Bl. (Verlagswerbung), mit hs. Widmung der Autorin auf Vortitel: 'Dr. Louis Blanc - Zur Erinnerung an eine seltsame Begegnung mit viel Dank für Ihre Liebenswürdigkeit, Grete von Urbanitzky', Orig. Leinenband mit Autor und Buchtitel auf Vorderdeckel u. Rücken, an den Kanten und am Rücken leicht gebräunt, ansonsten guter Zustand.. Erstausgabe mit Widmung einer wichtigen Vertreterin der modernen österreichischen Frauenliteratur. Der Roman spielt 1938 in Paris und erschien während des Krieges in der Schweiz, just zu der Zeit, als Urbanitzky, welche sich 1933 in Berlin niedergelassen hatte und sich als "national" deutsche Schriftstellerin verstand, ins Pariser Exil zog, nachdem die Nazis nach und nach all ihre Bücher auf den Index gesetzt hatten. Sie distanzierte sich in der Folge vom totalitären Gedankengut der Nationalsozialisten. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Fields for President

      New York: Dodd, Mead & Company,, 1940. Drawings by O. Soglow. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and upper board in black. With the dust jacket. Bookseller's blind stamp to front free endpaper. A little, very faint spotting to cloth, endpapers spotted. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with a few nicks and a closed tear to the lower flap. First edition, first printing. A lovely copy, uncommon in such nice condition. This volume, published to coincide with the 1940 presidential election, comprises eight humorous essays in the vein of political speeches.

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        Navy Estimates: Statement by the Rt. Hon. Winston Churchill in the House of Commons on the 27th February, 1940

      London: Ministry of Information, 1940. First edition, only printing. Pamphlet. This scarce wartime pamphlet comes from the personal collection of ChurchillÂ’s bibliographer, Ronald I. Cohen. "I come before the house, on behalf of the Navy, to ask for a few men, some ships, and a little money, to enable them to carry on their work, which has become important to us all at the present time." Thus began Churchill's 27 February 1940 speech to the House of Commons during the Second World War. Churchill had served as First Lord of the Admiralty from 1911-1915 until he was scapegoated and forced from the Cabinet over the Dardanelles.  After his "Wilderness Years" of the 1930s, which Churchill spent out of power and out of favor, warning of the dangers of Nazi Germany, Churchill was called back to the Admiralty in September 1939, following the German invasion of Poland. There he began work again "in the same room, and at the same desk, where he had worked as first Lord" during the First World War.  (Gilbert, Volume VI, p.4)   By May 1940 Churchill would become Prime Minister. On February 27, 1940, Churchill presented his Estimates for Naval expenditure to the House of Commons. No precise figures were revealed about expenditures and planned strength of the Navy – after all, “there is no need to tell the enemy more than is good for him about what we are doing." In his speech of more than an hour and a half, Churchill covered numerous topics – losses of merchant ships, German outrages upon fishing fleets and small unarmed merchant vessels, and British successes in capturing cargo ships destined for Germany. Churchill concluded his speech by saying “I will not make any prophecies about the future which is doubly veiled by the obscurities and uncertainties of war. But personally I shall not be content, nor do I think the House should be content, if we do not reach and maintain a control of the seas equal to the highest standards of the last war and enable the Navy once again to play a decisive part in the general victory of the Allies." This pamphlet publication of Churchill's speech in self-wraps is printed on quite thin, cheap wartime paper, staple-bound, in self-wraps with a dropped-head title and no title page. It measures 9.75 x 6.375 inches and is 8 pages in length. Though 15,250 copies were printed, the extreme fragility of the wartime paper means that copies seldom appear. This copy is in near fine condition. The pamphlet remains crisp, clean, and complete, apart from the tiniest of chips to the upper left corner. Age-toning of the paper is minimal. We note no spotting and only minor wrinkling to the top edge. Both binding staples remain firmly intact, with some corrosion staining the adjacent paper. The pamphlet is protected within a removable, archival mylar sleeve. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A117, Woods A51

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