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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

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Almanacco Navale. Collection of 19 volumes between 1940 and 1997/8.

      Milano Ministero della Marina. 1940, 1941, 1962-1997/8. +++ Volumes 1940-XVIII and 1941-XIX reclad in full red cloth with guilt lettering (1940 with front cover of original DJ bound-in before FEP (cf. photo #2). Spines slightly sunned. Owner's name on FEP. Outside near Fine, inside FinePlus. Pp. bright and unmarked, binding solid. Beautiful collector's copies. +++ 1962-1997/8: Original blue full cloth with orig. DJs. DJs VG+ to Fine, everything else AS NEW. Beautiful collector's copies. +++ Need further photos and/or information? Just use the "Ask Bookseller" button and we'll be pleased to help. +++ Free shipping inside EU. Sehr gut Hardcover Buch. Sehr gut

      [Bookseller: Magister Michalis Versandantiquariat]
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        The Cat and the Kitten

      New York: Macmillan Co., , 1940. Small octavo. Original pictorial cloth, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. With colour illustrations by the author. Ownership inscription to verso of front free endpaper, else a very good copy. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the authors on the half title page along with an o.riginal full page water colour, " a special page for Julia Carter, with greetings Berta and Elmer Hader." Julia F. Carter, was the first full time children's librarian at the New York Public Library. Miss Carter was also the first national president of the Division of Library Work with Children and Young People of the American Library Association. She presented the first ever Caldecott Medal in 1938

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

      Houghton Mifflin, 1940-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1940. 356 p. Oatmeal cloth with crimson lettering. First edition, first printing in first issue jacket. (Title page dated 1940. Back flap is about novel Summer's Lease.) Very Good+ condition in Good+ dust jacket. Synopsis pasted to paste down, light soiling to cloth. Jacket spine panel sunned, torn along edge near head, with some nicks, dampstaining on verso. Creasing at top of front panel, below chip. Price intact ($2.95). A true first of the melancholy Southern novel in its rare original jacket.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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      Boston: D. C. Heath and Co.,, 1940. Retold by Dorothy Walter Baruch. Adapted from Collodi's original tale. Octavo. Original tan pictorial cloth, lettering on spine in brown, pictorial endpapers. Housed in a red cloth flat back solander box. Colour illustrations throughout by the Walt Disney Studio. Mild bumping to corners and ends of spine, in the dust jacket with very shallow chipping to top end of spine and rear panel corners, closed tear along front flap fold, white section of jacket with a slight pink hue. With the original publisher's mock-up for the title with corrections, art and text layout. Staining to pages due to glue. First edition thus, first D. C. Heath printing. D. C. Heath was under contract in the late 1930s to the late 1940s to produce an educational series of books, similar to the Dick and Jane primers, featuring popular Disney characters. In all they produced 12 stories. Disney requested their studio to handle artwork for the titles in order to insure image quality.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Im Westen nichts Neues [Signiertes Widmungsexemplar / Signed and Inscribed]

      Berlin: Propyläen Verlag. 626.-650. Tausend.. Sehr guter Zustand mit wunderbarer Widmung von Remarque: "Für Vladimir Vissou - mit allen guten Wünschen. New York, 25.Februar 1940 - Erich Maria Remarque". Widmungsexemplare von Remarque sind von grosser Seltenheit. / Remarque signed and inscribed this later edition of his masterpiece in his exile in New York. Signed and inscribed books by Remarque are extremly scarce.. 626.-650. Tausend. Berlin, Propyläen Verlag, 1929. 8°. 287 (2) Seiten. Hardcover - Moderne, dekorative Halblederausgabe mit Buntpapierbezug. Sehr guter Zustand mit wunderbarer Widmung von Remarque: "Für Vladimir Vissou - mit allen guten Wünschen. New York, 25.Februar 1940 - Erich Maria Remarque". Widmungsexemplare von Remarque sind von grosser Seltenheit. / Remarque signed and inscribed this later edition of his masterpiece in his exile in New York. Signed and inscribed books by Remarque are extremly scarce.

      [Bookseller: The Time Traveller's Bookshop]
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        Umfangreiches privates Fotoalbum *Kriegsmarine* mit ca. 200 montierten privaten schwarz-weißen Fotos und Dokumenten aus den Jahren 1940 - 1946.

      . Das Album beginnt auf der ersten Seite mit Fotos verschiedener Zeite: *Mit dem Wehrpaß fing es an* / Als *A-Schüler* 1940 / Als Soldat 1941 - 1944 / In der Blüte 1942. Hierauf zahlreiche montierte und jeweils untenstehend betitelte Fotos: Segelschulschiff Horst Wessel ( S.S.S. Horst Wessel ): Der Bug - Die Back - Als H.J-Angehöriger - Die Schanz mit Reserve-Ruderstand - Eingang Kombüse *wichtig* - Die Takelage - Großreinschiff - Die Schiffsglocke - Der Hafen Stralsund - der ....lappen - Unser Dauerbackschafter - Die Pulloverkiste - Prüfungsfahren - Signaldienst am Pier - Kreidefelsen Rügen - In de Wind - Segelbergen - Die *Edith* bringt auf - So macht der Dienst Spaß - Früh übt sich - Mittschiff - 2 Hummels - Das A und O der Marine: Reinschiff // Bei Pirna Raeder (?) - Die Vereidigung / 18.9. 41 (?): Buxtehude: Unser Zugführer......*schon wieder fallen sie auf*..- die Herren Zugführer - Im Gelände - Im Trichter ist gut ruhen ( wenn's nicht knallt ) - Auf dem Berg - Tempo - Kapitän zur See Ing. Peters - Der 2. Zug - Kap. Ltn. Räder (?) und unser Kuckuk - Schrecken der Nordsee - MG Reinigen - Auf dem Schießstand - Zum Sport - Fingernagel-Appell - Stube 120 - Vor dem ersten Auslandgang - Weihnachten 1941 - 24 Uhr/00.005 Uhr, die verrückte Stube 120 / 00:30 - 00:35: Silvesterr 1941/1942 ohne Alkohol. Um 00:30 Licht aus, Ruhe im Schiff / Platzpatronenschießen - An Land: Stolz wie die Spanier ( Ausgang ) - Ein Fieseler Storch auf dem Ex(erzier)-Platz // Marine-Schule Wesermünde: Mai-Juni 1942: Der SWIII-Lehrgang - Bruno, am 4. Mai 42. im Osten gefallen ( mit montiertem Blumensträußchen und Abzeichen ) - Stapellauf eines Minensuchers - Vergrämt // 12. V-P ( = Vorposten ). Flotille Boot 1232: Die Brücke - Poldi - Der *alte Schlitten* - Die *Gang* nach der Blechverleihung Okt. 42 - Miesmuscheln kratzen ( Werftliegezeit Emden ) - Fischereihafen - Teeren der Kette - Kohle, Kohle, Kohle - Es wurde gebunkert - Und noch ein Korb - Hiev up - Kurze Pause - Nach den Kohlen - Anzug *weiß* - Kohlenklau - Unser Trümes - Kohle ist gebunkert, Brücke macht seeklar - Im Kartenhaus - Auf See - Seefest, vorerst eine Phrase - Wenn der blanke Hans tobt - ..steht im Deck alles Kopf - Auf Position: Brückenwache - 1232 . Karl-gelb - Sonnenaufgang - Im Geleit - Ikke mixt - Backen und Banken - Dem Melder eine - *Vidar* (?) mit Minentreffe ( 27.7.43 ) - 1238 - Die Mannschaft bootet aus - Die ....(?)wache - Auf Heimattörn - Die Brücke lacht - Noch muß Kriegswache gehen - Auf der Ems - *Wer den Kessel hat erfunden, Not des Heizers nicht gedacht, sonst hätt er an jeden Kessel einen Bierhahn angebracht* - Aufklaren und Reinschiff - Klar zum Hafentörn - Den gefalllenen Kameraden // Hafentage mit den Kameraden ( diverse Erinnerungsphotos an teils gefallene Kameraden - Unsere schwere Waffe - Krähenwinkelmessung - Am Peildiopter - Wochenend und Sonnenschein - Wieder auf See / Wir bergen einen Sperrballon eines gesunkenen Frachters: Beim Ansteuern - Unser Findelkind...-wird an...- Deck gezerrt....- und entleert / Esbjerg // Terror auf Hamburg im Juli 1943: 5 wohl private Bilder // Motorbagger 1255 ( ges. Jan. 45 ) - Nach dem Gefecht am 5.7. 44 bei *Schnell und Billig*, Emden - Terschelling Reede vor Anker - Heimathafen - Schneesturm - Borkum auslaufend passiert - T.-gelb 1251 - In der Brandung vor Terschelling - Opfergang ( sich übergebend an der Reling ) - Auf Position - ....(unleserlich ) hat uns auf dem Haken, dahinter Sp...* Unsere Vierling - Wrack Sabine Howaldt, Tonne F....-Emden: Wrack Olaf, Helge *Nordsee-Küste* - Walross ( am Steuer ) - Am Pier - Abendstimmung bei Texel - Achterschiff - 5.7.44 * - Einschiß in ....Spind* - Terschelling - Die Insel von der Reede betrachtet - Freizeit am Heck - Man wartet auf den Nachmittag - --um ins Wehrmachtsheim zu gehen - Die ersten Sommerstrahlen 44 - Gemütlich am Oberdeck - Rabbatz im Kettenkasten, resp. Achterdeck - Kameradschaftsabend - Der letzte Urlaub ( Mannheim-Warmensteinach ): * Ich hatt' mein Herz in Heidelberg verloren - Dann ist die Pflicht des Onkels: Ich hab Dich lieb - Ganz auf Urlaub - auf dem Kriegs-Hotte-Hüh - Nach dem Mahle: Huckepack - der Abschied - Montiertes Gedicht als Typoskript:* Die Nacht des Kriegsgefangenen* - Entlassung am 6.12. (19)46 - Vom P.o.W. zum A.D. ( mit montierter Schulterklappe ). Zusammen ca. 200 montierten privaten Photos sowie einigen montierten Erinnerungsstücken. Zusammen in einem Ohln-Album mit Kordelheftung und marmorierten Buchdeckeln, Quer8° ( 21 x 30 cm ). Auf dem Vorderdeckel eine montierte Litze *Kriegsmarine* sowie Adler mit Hakenkreuz. Das Album berieben, leicht fleckig, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen. Innen die meisten Fotos von guter Erhaltung, einige leicht fleckig, wenige gering beschädigt. Die allermeisten Fotos mit Untertitelung in deutscher Schreibschrift ( meist gut leserlich ). ( Gewicht 850 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available // additional pics on request ).

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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      New York: Scribner's, 1940. First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Original cloth. Fine in very good dust jacket with some chips and tear from foot of front panel. Hanneman A18

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Maigret Abroad

      London: George Routledge & Sons Ltd,, 1940. Translated from the French by George Sainsbury. Octavo. Original buff cloth, titles to spine black. With the dust jacket. Spine slightly rolled, minor foxing to edges, contents a little foxed and cockled. A very good copy in the bright but creased jacket, with short closed tear to foot of front panel and head of front flap, and tape repair to verso. First edition in English, first impression. The volume comprises two stories, La Danseuse du Gai-Moulin and Un Crime en Hollande, both of which were first published in French in 1931.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        España Aparta De Mi Este Cáliz

      Lucero. Editorial Séneca, México D.F. 1940 - 93p+4hs. 24cmsx18cms. Cubiertas originales en rústica editorial, en muy buen estado. Conserva la sobrecubierta en papel cebolla con algunos faltantes. Texto intonso y en muy buen estado. Frontispicio con retrato del autor por Pablo Picasso. La primera edición, editada en España, fue totalmente destruída. Esta es la primer edición existente de esta obra. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      c. 1940 - Gelatin silver print. Good tonal range and in good condition. Photographer's credit on reverse. Dimensions: 140 by 200mm. (5.5 by 8 inches).

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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. Kop 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).* 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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas Holthuis - Paulbooks]
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        PHOTOGRAPHS OF MEXICO Introduction by Leo Hurwitz,.

      (NY): Virginia Stevens, 1940. First ed. of 250 copies. Strand, Paul. Folio, 4 pp., with 20 hand-pulled photogravure plates of varying size, from 5 x 6 1/4 to 8 x 10 1/2 inches, or the reverse, on loose sheets, 12 1/2 x 16 inches. The surface of each image is varnished, as issued. Each plate is numbered sequentially on the back reverse in green ink by Paul Strand. A bifolium text with print tiles and colophon is signed by the photographer and laid-in with the plates in a heavy paper folder, and inserted into a moderately soiled linen and card stock portfolio. The blank margins of several plates shows occasional faint foxing, as does the text pages. A very good copy. In the autumn of 1932, Paul Strand had separated from both his mentor, Alfred Stieglitz and his wife Rebecca. With the growing need to concentrate exclusively on his still photography, he contacted Carlos Chávez, then chief of the Department of Fine Arts in the secretariat of Education in Mexico, to help arrange an official invitation to work in Mexico. Strand claimed that he abandoned his usual working methods at the border. "I began to find that the shibboleths of time were not true for me. It was always said that you had to really know a place before start working in it, otherwise you would do something very superficial. Another shibboleth was that you can't make a portrait of a person unless you know that person.... these shibboleths went out the window." The photographs in the portfolio came from several trips to various Mexican states during the period of 1933-1934. The photographs he produced for this portfolio acted as a transition from his previous formalism in landscape and portraiture to a new social realism imbued with a fine art approach and technique. Sequencing played a major roll in the portfolio, the first image is Landscape, Near Saltillo, Mexico, 1932. It is a distant view of a white adobe structure seen through cactus and brush. The sequence moves from architectural studies of churches and vernacular buildings to the interior of the church and the religious statues, to the portraits of the unnamed people who inhabit these places. The Sequence moves back and forth, back and forth so that the viewer begins to understand the lives of these people. The actual production of the portfolio was first suggested by Lee Strasberg of the Group Theatre and published under the imprint of Virginia Stevens, Strand's second wife and an actress with the Group Theatre. Strand said of the portfolio "The thing that was original about this portfolio was that it was a conscious attempt to see if one could make reproductions which were so close to the originals - the originals being platinum prints - that they were good enough to be framed. That I think had not been done before. And I chose gravure as the one medium that I thought was possible to do that job." He added an element that further enhanced the tonal range of these prints by using a varnish on the finished print, an effect that gives a richness not seen in other photogravure prints. The images are 10 1/4 x 8 inches, and are extremely sharp and fine. Limited to 250 copies and SIGNED in ink by Strand beneath his statement in the text which follows a introduction by Leo Hurwitz. For further details regarding PHOTOGRAPHS OF MEXICO, please see the excellent article by Katherine C. Ware in PAUL STRAND: ESSAYS ON HIS LIFE AND WORK. Aperture, 1990.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        Blüthner" originales Farblithographie-Plakat ca.91x61cm (Darstellung/Image size) auf Kunstdruck-Karton (94x65cm) im Stein betitelt und bezeichnet; Emil Pinkau Leipzig um 1940

      - Das farbfrische, seltene und äußerst gut erhaltene Plakat hinter Glas in der farblich abgestimmten Leiste gerahmt (99,5x69cm).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Niederbayern]
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        Der NOVALIS. Aus den Papieren eines altmodischen ***Auf Vortitelblatt vom Autor handschriftlich SIGNIERT: Hermann Hesse**** (Eines von 100 Exemplaren)

      / Olten, Oltner Bücherfreunde, Ostern 1940. / 13.5x19 cm / 59 S. / Brauner Original Halbleder Einband mit geprägtem Rückentitel (Beim unteren Kapital etwas nachgedunkelt sowie ein schwächeres Fleckchen (Einband sonst geringe/geringste Gebrauchsspuren. Buchblock und Inhalt satt, sauber und sehr gut, nahezu neuwertig erhalten) ***Preis in SFR: 480.--***. *****Hermann (Karl) HESSE (Pseudonym: Emil Sinclair): ***1877 Calw, Deutschland - 1962 Montagnola, Schweiz*** (Deutscher Dichter, Schriftsteller, und Maler)***** (Sechste Veröffentlichung der Vereinigung Oltner Bücherfreunde als zweite Jahresgabe für 1939/40 in einer einmaligen Auflage von zwölfhunderteinundzwanzui (1221) Exemplaren. Der Druck erfolgte in einer Bodoni-Antiqua in der Buchdruckerei O. Hartmann & Cie. AG Zürich. Hunderteinunsdzwanzig (121) Exemplare sind auf Van Gelder-Bütten gedruckt und vom Dichter handschriftlich signiert. Die ersten einundzwanzig (21) Exemplare mit römischen Ziffern I bis XXI sind in schwarz Maroquin und die weiteren hundert (100) Exemplare mit arabischen Ziffern 1-100 sind in braunes Halbleder gebunden ***dieses EXEMPLAR trägt die Nummer 5***diese Einbände sind in Entwurf und Handarbeit aus der Werkstatt George A. Baer, Zürich. Die übrigen elfhundert (1100) Exemplare sind auf gewöhnlichem Büttenbücherpapeir gedruckt und als Pappbände gebunden) ***Dieses EXEMPLAR trägt die Nr. 5 von 100 (insgesamt 1221)***

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        Handbuch der Romfrage. Band I A-K (=mehr nicht erschienen).

      München, Hoheneichen. 1940.. 1. Aufl. XV, 828 S. Lex.-8vo. Ohlwd. Mit rotem Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung. Handschriftliche Widmung und Stempel von 1944 auf Vorsatz. Seitlicher Schnitt minimal fleckig. Insgesamt sehr gut erhalten.. Unter der Mitwirkung einer Arbeitsgemeinschaft von Forschern und Politikern.

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        Portraitphotographie mit eigenh. U.

      O. O., [ca. 1940].. 305:220 mm.. Das ausdrucksstarke Brustbild stammt aus dem Wiener Atelier Fayer. - Der Untersatzkarton leicht mit Wasserrand, der auch die Signatur berührt.

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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      DISNEY, WALT. COLLODI,CARLO. PINOCCHIO: ALBUM DI COSTRUZIONE. Milano: Carroccio, no date, circa 1940. Square folio, (13 1/8 x 12 3/4"), stiff pictorial wraps, slight bit of soil else VG+ AND UNUSED. There are 6 leaves of characters, furniture, etc. for the reader to cut out and use to construct Gepetto's studio in intricate detail. Based upon the Disney illustrations, rare.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Sammlung von 100 Original-Negativen zu Wehrmacht - Heer - Vormarsch Frankreich 1940 etc.

      Privatsammlung eines "Hans", 1940.. Sauber eingeordnet in kleinem Kunststoffordner. Historische Raritäten eines am 2. Weltkrieg Beteiligten ///// Die Negative sauber eingeordnet und auf einem beigehefteten Blatt beschrieben wie folgt (in Klammern die Anzahl der Negative): 1. RAD-Entlassung (3) Wehrmacht-Ausbildung (7) /// 2. Wehrmacht-Heer (10) /// 3. Wehrmacht-Heer (10) /// 4. Wehrmacht-Heer (10) /// 5. Ausbildung-Heer (5), Vormarsch 1940 (5) /// 6. Vormarsch Frankreich 1940 (10) /// 7. Vormarsch Frankreich 1940 (10) /// 8. Vormarsch Frankreich 1940 (10) /// 9. Vormarsch Frankreich 1940 (4), In Ruhe (6) /// In Ruhe - Ausbildung (10)

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        For Whom The Bell Tolls

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. First edition, later printing without the Scribners A on the copyright page. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author, "To Nicholas Wreden with all best wishes Ernest Hemingway." The recipient, Nicholas Wreden was an editorial director at E. P. Dutton, and noted translator of several Russian titles, among them Leo Tolstoy. Some toning to the spine, a very good example in an excellent dust jacketwith a few small closed tears. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. For Whom the Bell Tolls combines two of the author's recurring obsessions: war and personal honor. "This is the best book Ernest Hemingway has written, the fullest, the deepest, the truest. It will, I think, be one of the major novels of American literature… Hemingway has struck universal chords, and he has struck them vibrantly" (J. Donald Adams).

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

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

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        Hemingway signs his autograph on a CBS card affixed to a copy of "For Whom the Bell Tolls," one of seven of his works produced by CBS television

      n.p., n.d.. 8vo.. "Signature ?Best always / Ernest Hemingway? in blue ink penned on a 4? x 2.5? card imprinted with the CBS logo in the upper left. Affixed to the front free-endpaper of ""For Whom the Bell Tolls"" by Ernest Hemingway, 471 pages, 5.5"" x 8.25"". New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, copyright 1940. Later edition. Fine condition. With dust jacket, flaws at spine.From 1952-1960, seven works by Ernest Hemingway were produced by CBS: ?Fifty Grand? on the ?Schlitz Playhouse of Stars? (February 15, 1952), ?The Capital of the World? on ?Omnibus? (December 6, 1953), ?A Farewell to Arms? on ?Climax!? (May 26, 1955), ?The World of Nick Adams? on ?The Seven Lively Arts? (November 10, 1957), ?For Whom the Bell Tolls? on ?Playhouse 90? (March 12 & 19, 1959), and ?The Fifth Column? (February 29, 1960) and ?The Gambler, the Nun, and the Radio? (May 19,1960) on the ?Buick Electra Playhouse.? He undoubtedly signed this autograph while at CBS either when a contract was signed or during the production of one of his works adapted for television."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1940. Octavo. Original beige cloth, spine lettered in black and red, facsimile signature to front board in black, top edge brown. With the dust jacket. Contemporary ownership inscription to front pastedown. Endpapers lightly tanned, margins of text block lightly toned. An excellent copy in a bright jacket with minor fading to spine panel, slightly nicked and creased extremities, and a couple of minor chips to corners. First edition, first printing, with the Scribner's "A" to colophon, and in the first issue jacket without the photographer's credit.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Horton Hatches the Egg

      Random House, New York 1940 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "FIRST PRINTING" printed on the copyright page. This First Issue dustjacket has the $1.50 printed price present with five paragraphs of text followed by the code 60-90 printed on the inside flap. The back flap also has the $1.50 publisher's price present with the "King's Stilts summary. This UNRESTORED dustjacket has a small chip to top spine with minor wear to the edges. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with minor wear to the edges. The endpapers have some discoloration. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy with the ORIGINAL First Printing dustjacket. We buy Seuss First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Large Framed Signed Photograph

      1940 - 12.5 x 9.5-inch vintage photo of Gable wearing a sweater and gazing just past the camera. Boldly signed in full against the light gray background on the left side. Matted in dark gray and set in a brown and gold frame measuring 19.75 x 16.5 inches. Fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Poet in New York, and other poems of Federico Garcia Lorca

      Norton, New York 1940 - 1940, First Edition. Hardcover, orange cloth. Facing English and Spanish text. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Faint foxing to the text-block and endpapers; bright, unmarked text; strong binding. DJ with shallow loss at the spine ends and corners; short closed snag to rear inner flap. DJ now in mylar. Digital images available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        The Labyrinthine Ways

      Viking Press, 1940-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: The Viking Press, 1940. 301 p. First US edition, first printing, second state. (Stated "FIRST PUBLISHED IN MARCH 1940" on copyright page; pages 165/6 and 255/256 are cancels, correctly paginated, both stating "Chapter Three" at top. No author's note and altered dedication.) Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. A bit of dust soiling, former owner's name on front end paper, else fine. Jacket price intact ($2.50), chipped at head, upper corners and tail, creased closed tear at spine. Light staining and rubbing at back panel. The first US publication of Greene's The Power and the Glory, alternately titled.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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      [New York, ca. 1920-1940]. - Forty-two original works, from approximately 9 x 7 1/4 inches to 14 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches. Most on paper and mounted to cardboard backing, some executed on art board, some matted. Minor dust-soiling to some, several examples have pencil drawings of room layouts or floor plans on the verso, Hofstatter stamps to verso of two, a few examples detached from mount. Overall clean and in excellent condition, retaining vibrant coloring. A stellar group of thirty-nine original watercolors and three original pencil drawings depicting early 20th century furniture designs, largely in the French Provincial style. The artwork was executed by New York furniture designer and interior decorator Theodore Hofstatter, or artists working for his firm. The group includes wonderful depictions of mirrors, beds, window drapes, chairs, desks, bureaus, tables, and stands. Additionally, there are eleven works showing the interior design of various room settings. Theodore Hofstatter succeeded his father in their New York City business of furniture design and construction, naming the firm Hofstatter's Sons when his brother Adolph joined him in the concern in the early 1870s. The Hofstatter family concentrated their efforts on building quality furniture at wholesale prices. In 1885, Theodore Hofstatter founded a branch of the business to focus on interior decorating, opening a separate location on Broadway near Twelfth St. Eventually, the business would move to at least two different addresses on Fifth Ave., evidenced by Hofstatter labels affixed to the verso of several of the watercolors here (a few of these labels are also marked "Special Design" by Hofstatter). Theodore's design business, according to THE NATIONAL CYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY (1894), "kept abreast ever since [its opening] with the current of fashionable taste in illustrating, in the styles reproduced, all those characteristics with which the names inseparably connected with the history of the three Louis are essentially a part. Berain, Lebrun, Watteau, Andre, Charles Boule, have now a historical significance; Cailleri, Gouthiere, Reisener, Fragonard, Greuze, Boucher, Martin, and the rest, awaken a whole train of associations. It is through their influence, and such as theirs, that Theodore Hofstatter's designs possess the material to produce only those effects that can be truthfully termed good style." Hofstatter restricted his decorating contracts largely to commercial interests, furnishing the City Club, the Downtown Club, the Arkwright Club, and nine floors of the Hotel Savoy. He also cultivated a small group of private clients, one of whom was Cornelius Dresselhuys, Dutch consul to Great Britain. Two of Dresselhuys's rooms, the Entrance Hall and Vestibule, at 9 Kensington Palace Gardens in London are featured here in lovely full watercolors. A fascinating group of artwork featuring furniture and interiors from a prominent New York City furniture maker and interior designer. Such original illustrations of furniture and interior decoration are, in our experience, quite scarce.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Domestic Architecture Of H.T. Lindeberg; With an Introduction by Royal Cortissoz

      NY: William Helburn, 1940. First edition. Hardcover. Rebound in gilt lettered red buckram. Fine.. XVI & 310 pages. Folio, 38 x 28 cm. 304 plates: photographs, elevations, plans to scale, interior and exterior views. Limited edition, one of 1000 copies. Harrie Thomas Lindeberg designed for the rich and famous of the first half of the 20th century -- Astor, DuPont, Morgan, Vanderbilt -- were but a few of his notable clientele. All are named (List of Clients). Lindeberg' s formative years at McKim, Meade & White served him well, and as an assistant to Stanford White he learned the art of the sell. From 1906 to 1914 his partner was Lewis Colt Albro. Cortissoz in his introduction calls him "a definite and original personality which is distinctively American." Small blemish head of half-title, exceptionally clean and fresh internally.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        NATIVE SON. Inscribed and signed by Richard Wright.

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1940 - xii, 359 pages of text followed by [viii] pages of reviewer's comments. Original hardcover binding is heavily worn and soiled, with moderate darkening and fraying. Includes is a Fourth edition "B-P" dustjacket, which is protected in archival mylar. The dustjacket is darkened on the spine, is worn, and has several chips; protected in archival mylar. Several pages with minor soiling, and a few pages with small creases at the corners. Signed and inscribed by Richard Wright on the front endpaper "To Robert Edward Jones with best wishes Sincerely [signed] Richard Wright 7/5/40." Previous owner's (the person to whom the book is inscribed) name and address on the front endpaper in pencil, and the rear endpaper in ink. The inner hinges are slightly weakened. Stated: Seventh Edition. Size: Octavo (8vo) [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller ABAA]
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        The secret vanguard / by Micheal Innes

      London : V. Gollancz, 1940, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionVery good copy, bound in the original light blue cloth. Titles in dark blue on spine. Spine cover sun-faded. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Slight lean to spine. Front hinge starting. Press clipping tipped-in to ffep. Light tanning to margins. Remains quite well-preserved overall. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 286 pages; Association copy, from the library of the author's mother, with her signature to front pastedown. 286 pages ; 19 cm. Subjects: Appleby, John, Sir (Fictitious character) -- Fiction. Police -- Great Britain -- Fiction. Genre: Thriller -- Fiction -- Novel -- Mystery.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        ["Associated Willkie Clubs" / 1940 Campaign Materials]

      (New York and Washington D.C.), [1940]. Very good. Substantial archive containing a wide variety of printed materials, several dozen individual in all. Generally very good. A complete list of contents available upon request. A substantive archive of campaign materials from the U.S. Presidential race of 1940 belonging to Harry Bernard Glazer (1924-2014), student at Woodrow Wilson High School and leader in the Washington D.C. chapter of The Young Willkie Clubs. Glazer was managing editor of THE INDEPENDENT, a mimeographed newsletter of the organization aimed at young voters. Included is the complete, ten-issue run of THE INDEPENDENT (OCLC locates no copies), a November 1940 TLS from Willkie to Glazer, three American Electrotype offset lithographic plates for printing flyers of Willkie and his running mate Charles L. McNary, as well as dozens of pieces of ephemera and internal campaign correspondence concerning messaging, organizing, voter turnout, administration, platform issues, etc. A dark horse candidate, Willkie came from the moderate end of the party to win the Republican nomination and challenge Franklin Roosevelt for the presidency. His liberal leanings appealed to many voters and Willkie enjoyed a wide - though grassroots and fragmented - base of support, earning more votes than any previous Republican candidate in his losing effort. This archive represents a worthwhile view of the campaignÂ’s interior machinery as well as its efforts to court young voters.

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        California and the West

      New York: Dull, Sloan and Pearce,, 1940. Quarto. Original black cloth, titles to spine silver. With the dust jacket. 96 plates. Spine slightly rolled, minor wear to tips; an excellent copy in the bright jacket, with some rubbing, nicks, and small chips to extremities, short closed tear to head of rear panel and foot of front panel, and small triangular closed tear to centre of rear panel. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper "For May W. Miller, from Charis and Edward Weston".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Farrar & Rinhart, 1940, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Poor Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Fine, First Edition, Inscribed by AuthorSeventh Nero Wolfe mystery. Nero Wolfe's background is involved as well as murder in fencing academy. Book copyright page shows publisher's logo. Book has fraying along edges. Spine is faded,corner tips worn through. Small dark stain on spine. Only redeeming quality is that it has a signed hand written inscription from Rex Stout dated 5/24/56 "For Alfie Butterfield -- Best wishes & all good luck. Rex Stout". Very hard to find inscribed first editions by Rex Stout. Comes in a mint facsimile of the first edition dust jacket inside a plastic jacket protector. Cover artist if probably Robert Graves, although not credited on jacket. 293 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Mystery & Detective Fiction; Vintage Mysteries in Facsimile DJ; Inscribed by Author. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 00461.

      [Bookseller: Murder In Print]
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        Native Son

      Harper & Brothers, 1940. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York 1940. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Edition, no additional printings. Blue cloth boards. Jacket priced at $2.50. Second issue jacket with reviews that wrap around the spine. Book Condition: Very Good, clean boards, tight spine. Light shelf wear, rental library stamps at the front endpaper. Dry glue residue at the endpaper, age toning. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, chipping. Short tears, light spots, pen mark at the front panel. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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        Barges at sunset, Italy.

      c. 1940 - Gelatin silver print. Good tonal range and in good condition. Photographer's label and notes in pencil on reverse. Dimensions: 195 by 220mm. (8 by 9 inches).

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        Trafalgar Square with Nelson's Column.

      c. 1940 - Gelatin silver print. Title in ink on reverse. Dimensions: 20.2 x 15 cm.

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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      c.'s 1940 - Gelatin silver print. 19.7cm x 14cm. Slight loss to emulsion on lower left-hand side otherwise good. Photographer's printed credit on German publisher's label attached to reverse.

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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