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        Art Deco Fish.

      ca. 1940s. - Six pochoirs. 10 x 13 inches each.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Archive of her book, The Aspirin Age, consisting of first editions in English, Chinese and Japanese, photographs and promotional material, and approximately 50 letters from authors appearing in the book and others involved in its production

      v.p., 1940. 1 vols. Thurber! Mencken! The Archive of the Best-Selling The Aspirin Age The Aspirin Age, edited by Isabel Leighton, actress, writer, translator, foreign correspondent, was a compilation of pieces by various writers concerning the events in American life and history from the 1920s-1940s. It was a best-seller, going through numerous printings and translations. Among the correspondents featured in this splendid archive are Howard Fast, H.L. Mencken (5 letters), John Dos Passos, Harold Ickes, Arthur Schlesinger, Bernard Baruch (her lover), Brenden Gill, John Mason Brown, Carl Sandburg, Walter Winchell, Robert E. Sherwood, James Thurber - a wonderful 4-page single-spaced letter written during the book's composition, suggesting various subjects and the writers to tackle them (he himself declines to do the Quintuplets!) - Gene Tunney, Edna Ferber, John Hersey, Russell Crouse, and many others. A unique collection of notable writers associated in a common enterprise that enjoyed a singular success.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Rubaiyat

      New York: Heritage Press, 1940. First Szyk edition. Illustrated by Arthur Syzk. 1 vols. 4to. Padded blue leather, gilt decorated on front cover some wear. Inscribed Szyk Rubaiyat Inscribed by the artist (and signed with a beautiful flourish) on the flyleaf: "To Mrs. Gerald Cave "with compliments of "Arthur Szyk "N.Y. 1941".

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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      Oxford University Press, London, New York and Toronto, 1940. FIRST EDITION, 1940. Folio, approximately 395 x 300 mm, 15½ x 12 inches, 56 plates, 5 in colour, 9 large folding plates, pages: xvi, 1-279, no supplement present, published a year later, original publisher's green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, gilt Chinese letters to upper cover. Binding rubbed, small pale stain to head and tail of spine, covers and spine slightly darkened, slight shelf wear to edges, 3 large folding plates have fold neatly strengthened on blank side, a few folds have narrow strip of pale browning on the blank side, 1 large folding plate has small narrow strip of pale stain to bottom margin, nowhere near the image, otherwise a good copy in probably a made up dustjacket using remains of original jacket. A HEAVY BOOK WHICH MAY REQUIRE EXTRA POSTAGE. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        The Ox-Bow Incident

      New York: Random House, 1940 This is a fifth-printing of the book which was later made into the film starring Henry Fonda, Harry Morgan, and Anthony Quinn, directed by William A. Wellman. It is inscribed to Stanley A. Maxson and signed by Walter V. T. Clark, dated May 23, 1941. The DJ is protected in a Brodart cover but has corners clipped (but NOT price-clipped), heavily chipped at spine and edges/corners. A few small bent page corners. Pictures will be sent upon request. Includes a newspaper article about the release of his second book.. Signed by Author(s). Cloth. Very Good/Fair. Book.

      [Bookseller: Defunct Books]
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        Hi! You - Get Moving! Books for the Forces - Please!

      [London,] Issued by the Waste Paper Merchants Association,, [c.1940] . Sheet size: 70 x 47 cm. Five colour lithograph on wove paper. Light creasing, very good. Presented in a dark brown stained wooden frame. Image shows a bottle-neck of forces personnel and civilians forming at the top of an escalator behind a sailor, kit-bag on shoulder, who blocks the way sitting reading "The Three Bears." Not a great advertisement for literacy in the Royal Navy, but no doubt effective in promoting this war-time salvage drive which was supported by Churchill with a request that the public "look, and look again" at their bookshelves to provide something for the forces "to read in the long hours off-duty."

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Collection of finished drawings and sketches for Fortune and The New Yorker

      43 drawings, detailed below. Some soiling, generally near fine. 43 drawings, detailed below. 4 pen-and-ink and wash drawings for The New Yorker (approx. 9 x 8 in.), signed ("Steig" and "W.Steig"), docketted in pencil and with The New Yorker stamps on verso, ca. 1940 22 pencil sketches (5-1/2 x 8-1/2 in.), captioned, depciting scenes of modern office work life, possibly for Fortune, ca. 1950 12 pen-and-ink drawings (approx. 7 x 10 in.), most signed ("W. Steig"), some captioned and docketted with page number and placement, scenes of modern office work life, one image docketted as having appeared in Fortune magazine, ca. 1950 One finished pen-and-ink and colored pencil drawing (9-1/2 x 8 in.), ca. 1950, possibly an unused drawing for The Agony of the Kindergarten 4 miscellaneous small sketches in pen-and-ink.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

      New York: Garden City Publishing Company, Inc.,, 1940. The Cambridge edition text, as edited by William Aldis Wright. Including the temple notes. Illustrated by Rockwell Kent with a preface by Christopher Morley. Large octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, titles and centre tool to spine gilt, raised bands, pictorial block to the front board gilt copied from the frontispiece, twin rule to turn-ins, decorative endpapers, gilt edges. With numerous black and white illustrations. A fine copy. First Rockwell Kent edition. Signed by the illustrator on the title page.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Mass und Wert. Zweimonatsschrift für freie deutsche Kultur. Hrsg. von Thomas Mann und Konrad Falke. 1. Jahrg., Heft 1-6, 2. Jahrg., Heft 1-6, 3. Jahrg., Heft 1-5/6. (17 Hefte, alles was erschienen in 3 Bdn.). .

      Zürich, Oprecht, 1937 - 1940 - 8°, 976 S.; 864 S.; 702 S., Gebunden in Verlagseinband, Rücken gebräunt,minimal fleckig, Schnitt min. angeschmutzt. Innen sauber. Im Bd. 3 die Umschläge nicht beigebunden. O 73 .Legendäre Exilzeitschrift. Mit Beiträgen von Thomas Mann, Josef Breitbach, Rene Schickele, Jean-Paul Sartre, Golo Mann, Karl Otto, Ludwig Hohl, Oskar Maria Graf, Max Brod, Hermann Hesse, Otto Braun, Martin Gumpert und zahlreichen anderen. Erstausgabe.Beiliegend: Thomas Mann, «Vom zukünftigen Sieg der Demokratie», Oprecht, 1938 (2. Auflage).Und: Volker Riederl (Hg.), «Mass und Wert 1937-1940, Bibliographie einer Zeitschrift», Aufbau, 1973. 2200 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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      Random House 1940 - Stated First Edition, First Printing of HORTON HATCHES THE EGG. Near fine First edition book in the extremely scarce original First state unclipped dust jacket. First edition book demonstrated by the statement ¿FIRST PRINTING¿ on the copyright page as required for this title. First state jacket demonstrated by having Mayzie on the front panel and the original price of $1.50 on the inside flaps. First edition points for the jacket are: Front flap has 5 paragraphs of text followed by the code 60-90, with the price on the inner flap of $1.50. The Rear Flap has the blurb about THE KINGS STILTS, and the rear Cover has Here¿s What The Children Say!, followed by 10 testimonials, and the $1.50 on the rear inside flap. Mayzie appears to the front panel of the dust jacket, flying under the palm tree. Beautiful, clean crisp unrestored book. The book has clean, bright pebbled grey boards with bright red titles to the front. The boards have sharp corners with no edgewear. The binding is tight and square. Slight touch of toning along top front edge. The end papers are clean, with the typical age toning as usually found with this title, otherwise and no scribbles, no inscriptions, no bookplates, no owner names and no bookstore stamps. The internal pages are clean, bright and crisp with no handling marks, no stains, no foxing, no writing, no scribbles and no stains. An usually clean, crisp book! Please see detailed images. The original first edition, FIRST STATE dust jacket is in beautiful near fine condition having benefited from slight restoration by an expert paper conservator to the spine tips. The jacket has strong vibrant colors with no chips, no rips, no stains (some slight age toning to the spine), no foxing and no edgewear. The dust jacket is NOT price clipped and has a stated price of $1.50 to the both front and rear inner flaps. The jacket has the original soft blue colors with strong vibrant red titles. The dust jacket is now protected in a new clear removeable cover. Please see the many images. A very handsome, clean crisp example of this title presenting very well with the extremely scarce stunning first state jacket. ADDITIONAL IMAGES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for the Children's rare books [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meier And Sons Rare Books]
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        Hakenkreuzflagge auf dem Kilimandscharo. Meine Besteigung im Jahre 1935.

      Wien, Adolf-Luser-Verlag, 1940.. Original-Kartoneinband mit farbig illustriertem Schutzumschlag, Klein-8°, 116 Seiten, 2 Seiten Verlagsanzeigen, 32 photographische Abbildungen auf Tafeln. Schutzumschlag leicht berieben, schönes, sauberes Exemplar..

      [Bookseller: Afrika- und Kolonialantiquariat Welwitsc]
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        Walt Disney's Fantasia

      Simon and Schuster, 1940-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940. 158 p. First edition, first printing. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. Clean text and cloth. All plates present. Gift inscription on free front endpaper. Hinges slightly exposed in a few places. Jacket presents well, price-clipped, chipped and creased along top edge-- heaviest chipping, tears, and creasing on back panel along top and bottom edges. A few small pieces of ph-neutral archival mending tissue on verso. Program is a first as well, in Very Good condition with '40s theater ticket taped to verso of front cover, light wear. Nice copies of two colorful books that evoke the groundbreaking film well.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Baustelle. Öl auf Hartfaser.

      . 40 x 49,5 cm, Monogramm V.S. und datiert (19)72. In schlichtem Künstlerrahmen.. Volker Stelzmann (*1940 Dresden - lebt und arbeitet in Berlin-Charlottenburg). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker. 1957-60 Lehre zum Feinmechaniker, bis 1963 Arbeit in diesem Beruf. Daneben Abendakademie der Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig (HGB) bei Walter Münze. Ab 1963-68 Studium an der HGB bei Gerhard-Kurt Müller. Grundstudium bei Fritz Fröhlich, Hans Mayer-Foreyt und Harry Blume. 1968-73 freischaffend. 1970-86 Mitglied im Verband Bildender Künstler der DDR. Ab 1979 Dozentur HGB, ab 1982 Professur ebenda. 1987/88 Gastprofessor an der Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main. 1988-2006 Professor für Malerei an die Universität der Künste Berlin.

      [Bookseller: Graphikantiquariat Koenitz Filiale Schlo]
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        Moldy Warp The Mole *First Edition*

      London: Collins. Hardcover. 87 pages. Numerous lovely colour illustrations. Unmarked. Average wear. Binding intact. Backstrip present with several small openings. Some lean to spine. Quality copy of this delightful work. . Good. 1940. First Edition.

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        Jeune fille au Chapeau dans le Pre. Original-Radierung.

      Um 1940.. Plattengrösse: 14,5x17 cm. Unten links voll signiert. Rechts mit Bleistift numeriert "XIV". In Glasrahmen 47x37 cm..

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat Leonidas Sakellaridi]
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      Dublin: The Cuala Press. December 1940. First edition, first printing. Publisher?'s original Hollande boards, in the original glassine dustwrapper. Illustrated frontispiece. Leave uncut. A superb fine copy with the wrapper only lightly rubbed. Number 13 of only 370 copies printed. Masefield's memoir of Yeats in prose and verse. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Dravosburg Merchants Baseball Team Album

      [N.p.: n.p. c. 1940s] - Unique album documenting the Dravosburg Merchants baseball team, containing 68 original black-and-white photographs, 58 newspaper clippings, 2 letters, and 1 card adhered to the pages. Includes mostly 3 1/2 X 3 1/2 inch prints, depicting baseball players and tournaments, accompanied by the album creator's handwritten captions. While the photographs were mostly taken in and around Pittsburgh, there is also a series of images of Okinawa, presumably taken while the athletes were stationed there during World War II. An insightful document of America's favorite pastime, with several great photographs of the era. With a photocopy laid in. Near fine in string-bound illustrated boards.

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        Native Son

      Harper and Brothers 1940 - Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York 1940. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Edition, no additional printings. Blue cloth binding. Title in red and gray at the front board and the spine. Rare Variant jacket priced at $2.50 with alternate review at the front panel. This rare jacket also does not mention the Book of the Month Club. The review at the front panel does not extend to the spine. Book Condition: Very Good, spots on the boards, spine mildly rolled. Light age toning, light spots at the endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, light chipping. Short tear at the rear panel, age toning, light spots. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Program Signed by Hungarian Composer, Pianist and Ethnomusicologist BELA BARTÓK and his Wife DITTA PASZTORY BARTÓK

      1940 - BARTÓK, BELA. (1881-1945). Hungarian composer, pianist and ethnomusicologist; creator of Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste, the Concerto for Orchestra and other 20th-century masterpieces. Signed program. ("Bela Bartók"). 8vo. 16pp. New York, November 3, 1940. Additionally signed in full by Bartok's wife, DITTA PASZTORY BARTÓK (1903-1982). Immediately after separating from his first wife, Bartók married his student Ditta Pásztory in 1923 who soon became the great interpreter of Bartók's music, often performing his works for two pianos with him. Despite his great attachment to Hungarian culture, Bartók, as early as 1931, was protesting the Hungarian government's fascist leanings. In 1939, he sent his archive to London for safe-keeping and, following the death of his mother, his ethno-musicological research notwithstanding, he began to consider emigration seriously. After completing his second American tour in April and May of 1940, Bartók returned to Hungary for a final concert in Budapest before leaving his homeland forever and settling in New York with his wife. Soon after their arrival, the couple performed at New York City's Town Hall, offering the American premiere of Bartók's Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion, soon to become one of the composer's most performed pieces, featuring both Bartók and Pásztory on the pianos accompanied by percussionists Saul Goodman and Henry Deneke. Several years later, Bartók orchestrated the Sonata, performing it with his wife in New York in January 1943, marking Bartók's last public performance before his death in 1945. Signed on the program's cover with some very light staining not near the signatures; otherwise in fine condition. Uncommon. * All our items are sent via Federal Express. Additional postage may be requested. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Lion Heart Autographs]
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        Vintage Silver Gelatin Print

      1940. A vintage silver gelatin print mounted on cardstock, with the print measuring 9 3/8 inches by 7 3/8 inches, the mount measuring 8 by 10 inches. Undated, circa 1950, with the model identified presumably by Jasgur on the mount recto as Virginia Phillips. In generally fine condition, with a few stray scuffs and blemishes, but minor. A lovely and unusual image from Jasgur, most famous for his photographs of the young Norma Jean Desmond, before she became Marilyn Monroe,

      [Bookseller: John Kehoe, Bookseller ABAA]
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      New Directions, Norfolk, Connecticut 1940 - First Edition. A fine fresh copy in the publisher's original navy cloth covered boards, (hint of off-setting to front pastedown) bright gilt lettering on the spine in a truly lovely dustwrapper, (indiscernable nicks at the crown and heel of the spin e and edges). Berryman's first appearance in book form. Stefanik A1. Excellent. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        Hitler et moi

      First edition of the French translation, one of the copies of the Press.Binding to bradel in full black fabric, smooth back piece as red sorrow, blankets angularly restored preserved.Very rare autograph dedication signed by the author Robert Treukle: "... in unser Kampfgemeinschaft ..."Our copy is enriched with an original photograph of the author, mounted on tab, which Otto Strasser has added these few words: "Familie als Treukle Ostergrup 1940" and signed by him.Rare together.  Grasset Paris 1940 11,5x18,5cm relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Ensemble de huit lettres autographes signées adressées à Denise Rollin

      Exceptional group of eight handwritten letters signed by Georges Bataille addressed to Denise Rollin, who was his lover between autumn 1939 and autumn 1943."As much as the life of Battle writer is well known in these years, both his private life escapes. And it is not the least paradox of this work more than any other she says insulation displacement of privacy as the minimum, and usually worse. "(Mr. Surya, Georges Bataille, death at work)When Georges Bataille meets Denise Rollin in 1939, he just lost his previous love, Colette Peignot, who died of tuberculosis, all his friends have abandoned him, and the war has been declared. Yet this sentimental and social chaos does not affect as many as Battle turbulent relationship he then meet with Denise Rollin, a friend of Cocteau Breton, Prévert and muse Kisling and Derain.Their idyll will last four years, few details of their love life during this period is known for occupancy except what Bataille would have us learn in The Guilty inspired in part of this passionate and painful relationship.In 1961, in an interview, Battle will return to this period: "The Guilty is the first book that gave me a kind of satisfaction, anxiety moreover, that had given me no books and no book has given me since. This may be the book in which I am most myself, which most like me ... because I wrote it as a kind quite fast and fairly continuous explosion. "The letters addressed to Denise Battle during this period indeed contain the seeds of feelings exploding in The Guilty as in all the work of Bataille. Incessant ebb and flow of love and pain, ecstasy and disappointment, calm and energy, mixing familiarity and vous, compliments and criticisms, they are often impossible to date accurately as they all proceed from the same movement flogging ecstatic:"I do not even have the courage to say what I suffer: in any case impose such suffering to a man, just for nothing, it becomes a disease, such as delirium. I do not know how I found a way to hope anyway - so far. ""What you say in your letter, it is to me what issue is like nudity - everything is torn between you and me. But again, I've never felt so proud of you. ""Jai ashamed to suffer so much and bore you with my souffrnance only when you are sick. ""I speak to you for you to know how much I love you, how everything in me have become as real as the disease. ""I'm so mad right now I feel like complicity and treachery of all to hurt me, as if you were paying the game for me to be even more desperate. ""Now I only aspire to anything, it is to show you that I no longer belong to you, I am riveted to you, I want you to know so much that if I do have had more than a profanation other way to prove it, I would do this before you desecration. ""I do not want any bogged down [...] I am willing to accept suffering for me, not for you and me a kind of mediocrity crippled. ""I am writing as a blind man, because (...) you make me fall in unbearable darkness. ""Maybe I was too happy with you for several months, even as the anxiety never longed much to stop, at least for a time, a happiness that was almost a challenge. "The war, in these letters, appears as seen and experienced through the romantic tension of Battle:Trivial annoyance when filled:"Do not worry - but not at all. You can not imagine how everyone here is quiet (...) if you were there, you'd probably as quiet as me. (...) During the alert, I had lunch with my Quiet department manager visiting Paris (it is at the front). (...) A little later, Henri Michaux came to see me, he had attended closely enough to some effect. Of course there was such a cannonade we did not have [even] the idea. "Painful echo of his moments of doubt in love:"I do not want to add another concern to those you already have. I can hardly make you laugh by telling you that I lost weight, my pants sometimes fall (...). I do not suffer too much if things are abominable detour material difficulties.Sometimes seen as an obstacle to his marriage:  "The siren you heard at the very moment we were separated from each other announced an all-clear. At first I was depressed by coincidence also disarmingly but when I saw it was the end of the warning I found myself rather hoped. But it's hard to feel so suddenly snatched from you, not anything to tell you, to be reduced to that letter. "Sometimes instead seen as the essence of this excessive passion:"Sometimes I think it's like there was between me and something more violent and more terrible because we found ourselves in the midst of so much turmoil. As if love truest could not agree with the inconvenience of it all. "Yet still dominated by passion that relegates to the background even tragic external events:"I let myself drown several hours thinking of all these endless outbursts that separate me from you. And then suddenly, in front of you, closer to you than ever I become absolutely harder and stronger than what we all drown. "In 1943, Georges Bataille located Vézelay a house where the couple will settle down with Laurence, daughter of George and Sylvia, and John (aka Bepsy?), The son of Denise. This is where Battle completed his book The Guilty along with his love, since only a month after their arrival, a young woman of 23 years, Diane Kotchoubey moved to their side. Before the end of the year, Battle leave Denise Rollin for this new passion.This house Vézelay is the subject of the last letter we propose and we note that the apartment with which hesitates Battle ("there is nothing else to rent than what I've seen") Perhaps he treats for Jacques Lacan and Sylvia Bataille. They do not finally coming, it's Diana who settled there with the consequences that we know. This is perhaps a logical conclusion in its history with Denise Rollin incarnation of what Bataille calls "luck": "But as luck bewitched in a world gone awful makes me tremble" (The Guilty).These letters, hitherto unknown, were retained by Maurice Blanchot, Bataille's best friend, who was from 1944's new lover Denise Rollin, the woman in the "melancholy and taciturn" beauty "embodied the silence" .Creases (one is even torn into five pieces), these letters are so precious trace of a passionate love of Battle as education about an unknown period of his personal life (which is not perceived only through the outsider of his friends).But they are first and foremost an outstanding literary set in which are revealed in turn the man cursed, the worshiper and the profane ... all that, according to Michel Foucault, Georges Bataille is "one of the writers The most important of this century. " Battle for the suffering because of this love is love itself, as he wrote in The Guilty:"Love this requirement: or purpose escapes you or you drop it. If you did not flee, flee love you. Lovers are provided to tear. The both crave suffer. The desire is in them desire the impossible. Otherwise, would satisfy the desire, the desire to die. "   - Corporate Supplement based on information kindly provided by Marina Galletti: The letter starting with "The siren you heard" would be written 26 May 1940 (cf. V t Complete Works of GB, p 521, where.. is referred to the same episode). The letter beginning with "I beg you. Should not worry you" would be written 3 or 4 June 1940 (see vol. :, V OC p. 524, which is mentioned the encounter with Michaux) S.n. s.l. s.d. (1940-1943) 21x27cm 8 lettres sur 13 pages

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        Wesley Ruggles' Arizona; Starring Jean Arthur, with William Holden and a Cast of Thousands (bound in copper)

      Hollywood, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1940. A unique copy of which a handful were bound in thin copper plate supplied by Phelps Dodge Corporaton of Globe, Arizona. The movie was William Holden's first major film and the movie was made in Tucson at the old movie sets which sadly burned down and have been replaced with a much more modest one. . Book measures 31 x 36 cm and is full of photographs with scenes from the movie and excerpts from the script. It was originally from a novel by Clarence Budington Kelland and issued in serial form in the Saturday Evening Post. Claude Binyon wrote the screenplay and Wesley Ruggles directed the film.. First Edition. Near Fine. 0blong Quarto.

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        Native Dwellings of the Pacific Area

      San Francisco: Pacific House, 1940. Separate issue pictogram map. Image measures 18 x 24". Frame measures 21 5/8 x 29 1/4". Published in San Francisco by Pacific House. Copyright 1940 S.F.B.E. Co. (San Francisco Bay Exposition Company). Plate 5: Pageant of the Pacific: Miguel Covarrubias. Underneath the map: Lithographed in the U.S.A. by HS Crocker Company, Inc. and Schwabacher-Frey. Sold framed. Beautiful pictogram map by Miguel Covarrubias. Published by the Pacific House for the World's Fair Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940) where the theme was Pageant of the Pacific, includes renderings of dwellings along the Pacific Ocean of North and South America, Asia, Australia, and Polynesia. José Miguel Covarrubias Duclaud (1904-1957) was a Mexican painter and caricaturist, ethnologist and art historian. He is best known for his research on Mesoamerican art, particularly of the Olmec culture. On the side, his drawings and caricatures garnered him a fair amount of attention and were published widely in The New Yorker and Vanity Fair, among others. Not mounted, repair to margin.

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        Salzburg: The Old Fountain In The Palace Square

      Gelatin silver print. 22.5 x 17.6 cm. Photographer's signature and title on reverse. Slight crease right-hand side otherwise good.

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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      VALENCIA c. 1940 - Soporte: Entelado/On linen. Tamaño del cartel: 68x194cm El cartel está en excelente condición.

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        The Hamlet

      Random House 1940 - One of only 250 signed limited copies of the limited edition, this is number 67. Fine condition in a custom-made collector's slipcase. One of the smallest limitations of the Faulkner signed limited editions. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Lute, Lyre and Lotus Minithologies

      Northwood, Middlesex -Knights Press, 1940 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of twelve volumes of this series of poetry anthologies. With many illustrations. With an interesting binding design and hand printed endpapers with a lute, lyre and a lotus incorporated into the design. Condition: In a morocco binding. Externally, sound with sunning to spine. Internally, firmly bound, bright and generally clean. Overall: VERY GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Fu Jen Catholic University of Peking. 1940 Annual. Fujen

      Fu Jen Catholic University of Peking, 1940 - Text in CHINESE language. Quarto, 27*20cm. Unpaginated. 230 pages (152 full-page photos). Outer cover with some wear and tear, internally fine with bright and crisp pages. An extremely rare album that chronicles the development of a prestigious catholic university in old China. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chinese Art Books]
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      G. P. Putnam's Sons, [1940]., 1940. First edition. Author's third book. Fine, bright, tight copy in dust jacket with light professional restoration to the spine ends, corners, and extremities. Features The Great Merlini in a circus adventure in which a young woman wants to buy a headless lady---a sideshow illusion, in order to perform in the Mighty Hannum Bros. Combined Shows. Merlini is suspicious of her and trails the circus to upstate New York, where he not only finds the girl, but also a headless corpse as well. Good read and packed with curious circus lore and oddly assorted characters throughout the story. Beautiful copy.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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      London: Faber and Faber. 1940 - 1942. First editions, first impressions. Four volumes. An entirely original and unrestored set. Stapled card wrappers (Little Gidding stitched). East Coker is very good with a little darkening to the covers, the contents complete and with a neat ownership name and date to the front endpaper and some spotting to the margins. Burnt Norton is in near fine clean and bright condition, without inscriptions or stamps. The Dry Salvages is very good with some spotting and darkening to the covers edges, the contents are a little spotted but without inscriptions or stamps. Little Gidding is in the first state stitched binding and is near fine with only light fading to the extremities, the contents clean and without inscriptions or stamps. (Gallup A36c, A37, A39, A42.)

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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      RKO Radio Films 1940 - Plaquette in-8 de présentation du film Fantasia mêlant Mickey et la musique classique. Portrait de Walt Disney avec signature autographe. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: pollet-villard the sniper]
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        Running Into Six Figures

      Boston: Brown & Bigelow No Date, no place, circa 1940s. Six incredible lithograph prints (image size 11" x 14 1/2", matted to 15" x 19 1/2") in original card-stock portfolio with tissue guards. Prints are Near Fine to Fine, tiny faint occasional creases at edges , in a Near Fine portfolio, light soiling and 2 small spots rear, with all six tissue guards, 5 Near Fine with creases, 1 Very Good with a 6" section missing. Overall, just a lovely presentation of this SCARCE 1940-s classic of pin-up art ! Earl Moran is considered to be one of America's most important pin-up artists. The six illustrations in this portfolio are from his "Light & Shadow" period, and the portfolio was a premium gift sent to Brown $ Bigelow's most lucrative accounts. The model for this series was reported to have been Jean Harlow. Moran is also noted for having employed the young Norma Jean Dougherty as a model for 4 years, before she became Marilyn Monroe. SCARCE, and especially so in such lovely condition ! . First Printing. Portfolio. Near Fine/Near Fine. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.

      [Bookseller: Dale Steffey Books]
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      [No place: The Author. circa 1940]. First. First edition. 24mo. 41, [1]pp. Stapled blue wrappers with a photographic portrait of the author on the front panel. A faint crease on the rear wrap else fine. Religious poetry by an African-American, we can find nothing on the author and little in the text to indicate where he might have come from. OCLC locates no copies. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Sapphira and the Slave Girl

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1940 - Hardcover. Green cloth with paper label on front board and spine. Cloth faded. Endpapers and pages discolored, edges foxed. Text only printed to page 14. Dust jacket faded, creased and soiled with chips and tears. Salesman's Dummy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Booked Up, Inc.]
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      [Atlas] 1940-1949, 1940, Softcover, Book Condition: Good, First EditionFull Book Title: 18 ASSORTED ISSUES [1940: NOVEMBER; 1941: JULY; 1943: FEBRUARY, MAY, OCTOBER; 1944: MAY, AUTUMN; 1945: SPRING, AUTUMN, WINTER; 1946: SUMMER, WINTER; 1947: SUMMER, WINTER; 1948: SUMMER, WINTER; 1949: SPRING, SUMMER] UNKNOWN / UNKNOWN WORLDS BRITISH EDITIONFirst editions. Magazines. Broken run of 18 issues from November 1940 to Summer 1949. Pictorial wrappers [ranging from about 6" x 8.75" to about 6.5" x 9.25"], 64 pages per issues [save for the last issue which has 80 pages], illustrated. Condition varies but averages Good to Very Good [some covers are creased/worn and/or loose but all are present and none are chipped save for some lightly to the spine ends; cheap text paper tanning as usual].

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      Berlin; Zentralverlag Der NSDAP. 1940. Paperback. 1st edition. Original paper wrappers, 12mo. 87, [4] pages. 19 cm. Includes photo plates of Jews in Warsaw & Lublin Ghettos. In German. It was in the Summer of 1941, the year following this book?'s publication, that Himmler summoned Auschwitz Kommandant Höss to Berlin and told him, "The Führer has ordered the Final Solution of the Jewish question. We, the SS, have to carry out this order...I have therefore chosen Auschwitz for this purpose. " Title translates as ?"The Jew at the Eastern Border. ?" Part of the ?"publication series of the Nazi Party, Group 7, the East of Europe, Book 3?" (Schriftenreihe der NSDAP; Gruppe 7, Der Osten Europas, Band 3?") . The author Hermann Seifert was the leading journalist of ?"Der Angriffe?", the Nazi party daily paper. This volume describes the "Jewish plague" and "Jewish danger" which ?"threatened?" the German Reich (and the rest of civilized Europe) until Poland was overrun by the German armed forces and the Jews were locked up in ghettos such as Warsaw and Lublin which are shown in rare photos (8 photos on four pages of plates) . The author writes that imprisonment in ghettos can only be a temporary solution to solve the ?"Jewish question?". Subjects: Antisemitism. Jews -- Poland. Jews, East European. Germany; political history and theory; 20th century; Third Reich; Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter Partei; press and propaganda. Very Good Condition. An Outstanding copy. (HOLO2-88-4) .

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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        Roger Fry: A Biography

      London: The Hogarth Press, 1940 First edition, first printing. Publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt; in the original pictorial dust jacket, with an illustration after Vanessa Bell to the front panel in black and white, lettered in black. Very good, with light wear to the extremities, some toning to the spine, a hint of light offsetting and faint spotting to the endpapers, otherwise bright and fresh interior; unclipped dust jacket, with some light wear and minor chipping to the extremities, tape repairs to the verso, very light toning to the spine, short closed tear to the front panel, else fine. Overall, a clean and presentable copy. Kirkpatrick A25. A member of the Bloomsbury Group, Roger Fry was an important artist, art critic and proponent of modern art in the United Kingdom. After his death, Virginia Woolf was recruited to write Fry's biography, and the work was published though her Hogarth Press. It also contains an introduction by Fry's sister Margery. This biography is illustrated with 15 black and white plates of Fry and his family along with reproductions of his artworks, with a reproduction of Fry's self-portrait as a frontispiece and a 1933 portrait of Fry by Vanessa Bell as the cover artwork.. Illus. by Bell, Vanessa; Fry, Roger. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        On A Darkling Plain

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company,, 1940. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in silver. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, tips a little rubbed; an excellent copy in the jacket with toned spine and nicks to extremities. First edition, first printing. Originally serialised in Redbook magazine under the title Clash by Night. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For Dorothy Viets, in gratitude for many deadlines extended and much annoyance cheerfully borne. Wallace Stegner.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Let There Be Sculpture An Autobiography

      London: Michael Joseph Ltd.,, 1940. Octavo. Original vellum, titles to spine and top edge gilt. Illustrated throughout from photos. Boards rubbed and a little bowed as often with vellum bindings, light spoting to endpapers, contents toned. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 100 copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Morning is Near Us

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1940. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in dark blue. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, top edge dusty, spine and edges of cloth faded. A very good copy in the bright jacket with sunned spine and edges. First UK edition, first impression. First published in the US the preceding year. A haunted house novel. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the title page.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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