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        CALIFORNIA AND THE WEST.

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

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Native Son.

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1940 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine and front board lettered in red on grey and blue on red. With the dust jacket. A fine copy in the jacket that has a faded spine, 7 cm closed tear to head of front panel, and some nicks and chips to extremities. First edition, first printing, first issue binding and dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        SYNTHETIC MEN OF MARS

      Tarzana, California: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Publishers,. [1940]. original blue cloth, front and spine panel stamped in orange, top edge stained red, other edges rough-trimmed.. A fine copy in fine first state (laminated) dust jacket. A very sharp. copy. (#151475). First edition. Signed on the title page by artist John Coleman Burroughs. Ninth book of the Mars series. Heins SMM-1.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Deutsche Märchen., 24 Farbtafeln und 1 aufklappbares farbig gestaltetes Titelblatt. Bilder von Carla Husmann. Gestaltung und Zusammenstellung von Otto Medem.

      Berlin: E.A. Schwerdtfeger & Co, ohne Jahr(um 1940). - 24 Farbtafeln( je 1 Tafel zu einem Märchen - Die Märchentante, Rotkäppchen, Hans im Glück, Die sieben Raben, Der kleine Muck, Der Froschkönig, Hänsel und Gretel, Frau Holle, Der Wolf und die sieben Geißlein, Märchen von einem, der auszog, das Gruseln zu lernen, Rumpelstilzchen, Dornröschen, Die Sterntaler, Schneeweißchen und Rosenrot, Das tapfere Schneiderlein, Aschenputtel, Der Rattenfänger von Hameln, Das kleine Mädchen mit dem Schwefelhölzchen, Schneewitchen, Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten, Der Schweinehirt, Der gestiefelte Kater, Däumelinchen, Jorinde und Joringel), 1 aufklappbares farbiges Titelblatt mit den Märchenzusammenfassungen, 24 Bl., 1 Doppelblatt. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 Fol. (44 x 32 cm), Loseblattsammlung in OMappe und Pappschuber, Schuber leicht berieben und an den Kanten mit Leinwand verstärkt, Mappe leicht fleckig, an den Rändern leicht bestoßen und am Rücken mit Leinwand verstärkt, die Tafeln mit leichter papierbedingter Bräunung, ansonsten sehr gut. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Bride Wore Black

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940. Advance Copy. Paperback. Very Good. Advance reading copy of the first edition. Skull bride jacket used as pictorial wraps with french flaps. About Very Good condition. Spine creased, cocked somewhat; small chip near the head. Wraps are creased and a bit scratched, worn at the edges. Small tear to the back cover adjacent to the head, hinge a little free. A nice copy. Before publication of the first edition, the publishers sent this out to reviewers and others in the book trade. Quite scarce.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        [Manuscrits autographes et tapuscrits en partie inédits, éléments de maquette] Projet de livre sur la psychanalyse ("Les Jardins de Psyché") et documents annexes

      1940. Manuscrit. Bon. En Feuilles. Signé par l'auteur. In-4. A) PLANS pour la publication de l'ouvrage ou des ouvrages : 1) un lettre autographe signée datée du 6 juin 1932 (4 pp. in-4) présentant son projet de recueil, qui "ne sera pas strictement psychanalytique" et listant les 16 articles qu'il prévoit d'y faire figurer, avec les références de la première publication (sauf pour l'un d'entre eux, écrit avec René Laforgue, une communication au Congrès de psychologie, inédite - cf. D) infra); 2) brouillon du plan de l'ouvrage pour la version de 1932 (1 p. in-4); 3) liste autographe des travaux de Pichon dans la "Revue Française de Psychanalyse" jusqu'à "A l'aise dans la civilisation" (1 p. in-4) ; 4) liste manuscrite des Conférences des Psychanalystes de langue française, de 1926 à 1936, avec pour chacune le nom du président et les titres et auteurs des conférences (1 p. in-4) ; 5) plan pour un ouvrage en deux parties ou volumes : "Chez Psyché" ou "Psyché dans son parc" (18 articles) et "L'Envol de Psyché" (20 articles dont 2 inédits) (1p. in-8 et 1 p. in-12) ; 6) "livres ultérieurs", avec projets de titre, etc ; 7) de la main de Hélène Pichon-Janet, liste des documents, éventuellement corrigés, dont elle dispose (2 pp. in-8). B) PROJET de MAQUETTE pour "Les Jardins de Psyché, douze études revues et mises à jour et une étude inédite", comportant faux-titre, liste des livres publiés, titre, dédicace "à cinq maîtres, Henri Bergson, Sigismond Freud, Pierre Janet, Charles Maurras, Antoine Meillet, de chacun desquels je suis le disciple plus ardent que servile"), avertissement, puis 1) "La psychanalyse dans l'art médical", feuillets découpés de "L'Evolution psychiatrique" (t. 3, f. 1, 1932) et assemblés, avec quelques corrections autographes et de nombreuses notes autographes ajoutées (18 ff. in-4 foliotés 6 à 23) [à la suite : la copie carbone du tapuscrit de la première version de l'article, 32 ff. in-4] ; 2) "Le rôle du complexe d'OEdipe dans le développement psychique de l'être humain", feuillets découpés de la Revue Française de Psychanalyse (2e année, n° 1, 1928), avec quelques corrections et de nombreuses notes ajoutées (21 ff. in-8 ou in-4 foliotés 24 à 44) ; 3) "Position du problème de l'adaptation réciproque entre la société et les psychismes exceptionnels" (ib.), feuillets découpés, pour certains assemblés, avec quelques correctionset de nombreuses notes ajoutées (45 ff. in-8 ou in-4 foliotés 45 à 89) ; 4) "Comment la pensée prend corps", extrait de "A l'aise dans la civilisation" (Denoël, 1938) avec quelques corrections autographes et notes ajoutées (16 ff. in-8 ou in-4 foliotés 90 à 105) ; 5) "La linguistique en France : problèmes et méthodes", feuillets découpés du "Journal de psychologie normale et pathologique" (15 janvier - 15 février 1937) avec quelques corrections autographes et notes ajoutées (15 ff. in-8 ou in-4 foliotés 106 à 130) [ici s'arrête la maquette proprement dite et l'on trouve à la suite divers articles manuscrits ou tapuscrits devant probablement faire partie du recueil tel qu'envisagé en 1932 ou des recueils esquissés en 1939-1940 :] C) "A propos d'un rêve funèbre, pour la Société psychanalytique, 17 novembre 1931", MANUSCRIT autographe INÉDIT, une étude de cas (12 pp. in-4) ; D) "Sur quelques réactions sociales d'ordre para-névrotique", TAPUSCRIT d'un article de Laforgue et Pichon datant de 1929 et INÉDIT (10 pp. in-4, avec quelques corrections autographes) ; E) "Essai d'étude convergente des problèmes du temps", TAPUSCRIT (42 pp. in-4) en double exemplaire d'un article paru dans le "Journal de psychologie normale et pathologique" (15 janvier - 15 février 1931, couvertures de la revue découpées) ; F) "Temps et idiome, la voie linguistique d'exploration du problème psychologique du temps", TAPUSCRIT (46 pp. in-4) d'un article paru dans la revue "Recherches philosophiques" (t. V, 1935-1936) ; G) "Nombre et quantité", TAPUSCRIT (15 pp. in-4) d'un article de 1938 publié dans les "Mélanges" Pierre Janet (1939) ; H) "Aperçu historique du mouvement psychan.

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        East Coker

      Faber and Faber, London 1940 - Third impression. Inscribed on the front endpaper: "To A. N. Whitehead, on his 80th birthday, from I. A. Richards." Wrappers and prelims somewhat damp-stained - being charitable (in view of the marvellous association), just about very good. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grogan]
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        [Manuscrits autographes inédits] "L'heure de choisir : civilisation humaniste ou coenolâtrie humanitaire ?" (1940) et trois textes sur "humanisme et humanitarisme"

      1940. Manuscrit. Bon. En Feuilles. In-4. A) "L'heure de choisir" : 15 pp. in-4, manuscrit signé, situé (Marlotte) et daté (4 janvier 1940) ; B) "Sur l'humanisme", 4 pp. 1/3 in-4 ; C) "Soyons humanistes", 2 1/2 pp. in-4 ; D) texte sans titre de 12 pp. in-4. Alors que la guerre fait rage et qu'il sent sa fin proche, le psychanalyste expose sa doctrine politique, très nettement maurrassienne : "Au moment où, avec les armées, les flottes et les escadrilles, se heurtent les idées et plus encore les conceptions morales, il n'est pas inutile d'essayer de déceler nettement, sous les nuances variées et les aspects multiformes que lui imposent les circonstances particulières, l'antagonisme foncier qui déchire l'humanité." L'opposition est selon lui entre d'une part "l'humanisme" (centré sur la personne) et "l'humanitarisme" (centré sur l'individu) d'autre part. "Les humanistes visent au bien de l'homme, les humanitaires à celui de l'humanité. La doctrine de l'Eglise, celle de Renan, celle de Barrès, celle de M. Maritain, celle de M. Maurras, celle de M. Bergson, celle aussi des anarchistes libertaires sont des doctrines humanistes ; M. Bernanos lui-même est, dans le sens où nous prenons ce terme qu'il renie, un humaniste. Au contraire la déclaration des Droits de l'Homme, le radicalisme à la Ferdinand Buisson, l'anti-capitalisme de Charles Marx, le national-socialisme de M. Adolphe Hitler sont des doctrines de l'ordre humanitaire." Les trois autres manuscrits sont des ébauches de ce long article. Le texte "Sur l'humanisme" est d'orientation plus monarchiste encore, et s'oppose violemment au "scientisme". Dans le plus long des textes, resté sans titre, Pichon parle plus en sa qualité de psychanalyste et expose ses idées (très conservatrices) sur l'éducation : "Nous psychanalystes et psychopédiatres savons maintenant de façon pertinente comment se développent les névroses et les états de révolte sociale". Il s'y oppose au "fameux bobard que le génie soit une névrose" et s'intéresse au cas de Baudelaire tel qu'analysé par Laforgue. Il évoque ensuite le "sentimental gauchard" qui "pleure presque s'il apprend qu'il y a 250 victimes dans un accident au fond de l'Oklahoma. C'est qu'il est bon, lui, nom de Dieu ! Mais nous, qu'il vient consulter pour sa psychasténie, pour ses obsessions, ou pour sa sexualité ratée, nous connaissons le revers de la médaille : nous savons qu'il n'aime si vastement, si compréhensivement que parce qu'il n'a pas un amour qui sache étreindre. Son soi-disant amour ne s'adresse pas au prochain, selon le précepte du Maître, mais à du lointain, à de l'abstrait, même si cet abstrait a figure présente." Personnage d'une grande richesse, d'une infinie curiosité et très complexe, Edouard Pichon est un contemporain et - par son intérêt pour le langage - un précurseur de Lacan, qui lui reprendra - entre autres - le concept de forclusion. Il est l'un des membres fondateurs du groupe de L'Evolution psychiatrique et de la Société Psychanalytique de Paris (dont il fut président de 1935 à 1937). Avec son oncle Jacques Damourette, il est l'auteur d'un monumental Essai de Grammaire française dont la publication s'étala sur près de 30 ans. Il fut également fervent maurrassien tout en étant dreyfusard, et le gendre de Pierre Janet sans être janetien. (Voir à son sujet, E. Roudinesco, Histoire de la psychanalyse en France, t. 1, pp. 297-320). Nota : ce document ne pourra être exporté en dehors de l'Union Européenne sans autorisation préalable du ministère de la Culture, formalité pouvant prendre plusieurs jours..

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        Schadenstellen im LS-Ort. Oberhausen/Rhld. mit Müllheim a.d. Ruhr

      Oberhausen: , 1940-44. [Bomb-damage Sites in the Air Defence Area Oberhausen-Rheinland and Mülheim an der Ruhr] Landscape quarto (228 × 285 mm) contemporary cream cloth double-post binder album, cream textured endpapers. Calligraphic title page, illustrated with a silhouetted skyline with two bright white searchlight beams; 166 mounted original photographs, various formats, many c.83 × 113 mm and vice versa, 55 of them c.127 × 170 mm, all captioned in a neat calligraphic hand in great detail as to location, type of bomb and extent of damage; three pen and ink diagrams with blue and red pencil crayon shading on calque paper, with elevations of buildings showing the extent of bomb damage. Just a little rubbed, a few images coming loose, and 10 neatly removed, overall very good. Remarkable album of photographs documenting the damage caused by Allied bombing on the Ruhr. Evidently officially compiled by the regional Luftschutzamt - Air Defence Organisation - the collection offers a highly-detailed visual record of the effects of the raids, each image also being accompanied by meticulous analysis, noting dates, precise location, type of ordnance, impact and effects, for example; "Raid of 10 August 1941 from 3 a.m. Köperstraße Oberhausen-Sterkrade, 850kg mine-bomb. Garden area behind the houses, 3 houses completely destroyed, 8 houses badly damaged, 29 houses substantially damage, and more than 100 houses with windows or roofs damaged. No fatalities, 22 wounded, of which the majority were in the shelter. Crater photographed from above. Particularly noteworthy is the perimeter of the crater"; and "Raid of 24 April 1943 - Incendiary. Mixture of phosphorus and magnesium-aluminium alloy incendiaries - Herz-Jesu-Kirche and surroundings. The vault was hit and the tower burnt out. View from the tower". The Ruhrchemie AG synthetic oil plant had made the area a key target during the bombing campaign against the Axis oil industries. The loosely inserted sketches expand on the verbal descriptions accompanying the photographs, offering diagrams detailing particular bomb strikes. The three incidents referred to are at the railway station at Mülheim, of which there are two photographic images; a strike on a bunker in the washrooms of Ruhrchemie, three images; and to a bunker on the premises of Die Gutehoffnungshütte foundry, five images. The album was looted during the invasion of Germany in 1945, an inscription on the front free endpaper reads:"The Ruhr 1945. Received this book during our occupation of Germany. They have had it, eh?".

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        Our Democracy in Action: The Philosophy of President Franklin D. Roosevelt as found in his speeches, messages and other public papers

      The National Library Foundation, Washington, DC 1940 - SCARCE FIRST EDITION, FROM THE LIBRARY OF ELEANOR ROOSEVELT. Rare collection of speeches, radio addresses, messages to Congress, public statements, etc., illuminating Roosevelt's philosophy of democracy and governance. Published by the non-profit National Library Foundation as part of the "General Welfare Series". Provenance: Although there are no internal markings, this copy is from the library of Eleanor Roosevelt, sold at Christie's 14-15 February, 2001 sale: "The Roosevelt Era: Selections from the Roosevelt Family". Washington, D.C.: The National Library Foundation, 1940. Octavo, original wrappers; custom box. Some soiling to wrappers, particularly to spine. A beautiful copy of a rare survival. SCARCE FIRST EDITION, FROM THE LIBRARY OF ELEANOR ROOSEVELT. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Manhattan Rare Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The War Speeches of the Right Hon Winston Churchill: full set of all three First, Second, and Third Series wartime speech pamphlets

      Bombay: H. W. Smith at The Times of India Press, 1940. First edition, only printing. Pamphlets. Here is a rare three-pamphlet series of Winston Churchill wartime speech publications. Each is quite scarce individually and we know of no other available sets of all three in the series. Most collectors know about the popular wartime Churchill speech pamphlets, such the HMSO pamphlet bearing "The Few" speech of August 20th, 1940. These are readily available and reasonably common, even if expensive. However, many other wartime Churchill speech pamphlets were produced, some of which are far more scarce, bibliographically notable, and hardly ever seen. This set is an example. During the early years of the Second World War the Times of India produced a series of three pamphlets. Each is a collection of Churchill speeches published in Bombay in 1940 and 1941, each measuring 7.125 x 4.75 inches and bound in wire-stitched paper wraps, with an iconic photo of Churchill on the front cover. The "First Series" features speeches spanning May 14th to July 14th 1940. The "Second Series" includes speeches spanning August 20th to November 21st 1940. The "Third Series" and final pamphlet features speeches spanning February 9th to August 24th, 1941. In addition to being rare, all three pamphlets are bibliographically significant. The "First Series" pamphlet is the first volume appearance of Churchill's House of Commons speech of 25 June 1940 regarding the fall of France. The "Second Series" pamphlet is the first volume appearance of the speeches of 5, 11, and 19 September, 8 October, and 9, 13, and 21 November 1940. These speeches from the first two pamphlets were subsequently collected in Into Battle. The "Third Series" pamphlet is the first volume appearance of the speeches of 9 April, 16 June, and 9, 14, and 15 July 1941. These speeches were subsequently collected in The Unrelenting Struggle. On most of the few occasions we have seen any of these pamphlets offered, they have either lacked or suffered considerable damage to the pictorial wraps. Each of these three pamphlets is in near very good or better condition, particularly given the inherent fragility and wartime colonial origins. None of the illustrated front wraps shows any loss and the only previous ownership mark we find in the set is the red ink stamp of a Calcutta bookseller on the lower rear cover of the First Series pamphlet. The First Series pamphlet is intact and unrestored; the wraps are still attached with both binding staples intact. The blank rear wrap shows some soiling and spotting and a .5 x .75 inch triangular loss at the upper corner. The binding staples show some rust but remain firm. The contents remain surprisingly crisp, clean, and bright with no spotting. The Second Series pamphlet retains complete covers, with no losses or tears, but shows overall soiling and spotting, with some staining to the lower rear cover and along the spine, where it appears a discreet amount of glue may have been applied long ago to reinforce the spine. Both binding staples remain firmly intact. The contents remain quite bright, with no previous ownership marks. We note light soiling to the first and final pages and the page edges, and a faint vertical crease running the length of the booklet at the center. The Third Series pamphlet shows no losses to the covers, the binding staples remain intact, and the contents remain bright with light spotting to the page edges. We do note wear along the spine and expect that the covers have had some discreet glue reinforcement at the spine. All three pamphlets are preserved in a removable, archival clear mylar sleeve. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A130, A135, and A154; Woods D(a)7(a), Woods D(a)7(b), and not found in Woods (Third Series).

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        English Bindings in the Library of J R Abbey, 1490-1940

      London: Privately printed at the Chiswick Press, 1940. One of only 180 copies, signed by J.R. Abbey and Hobson. 130 illustrations of bindings including 12 spectacular chromolithographs. Folio, original brown cloth with niger morocco spine label lettered in gilt. Spotting to first and last few blank leaves and a little light rubbing to the binding, otherwise very good.

      [Bookseller: SOPHIE SCHNEIDEMAN RARE BOOKS]
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        The Bride Wore Black

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940. Advance Copy. Paperback. Very Good. Advance reading copy of the first edition. Skull bride jacket used as pictorial wraps with french flaps. About Very Good condition. Spine creased, cocked somewhat; small chip near the head. Wraps are creased and a bit scratched, worn at the edges. Small tear to the back cover adjacent to the head, hinge a little free. A nice copy. Before publication of the first edition, the publishers sent this out to reviewers and others in the book trade. Quite scarce.

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        Clarence Day's Life with Father (First Edition, inscribed to Horace McCoy)

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1940 - First Edition. Humorously INSCRIBED to author Horace McCoy on the front endpaper by Russell Crouse: "For Horace McCoy / They shoot authors, don't they? / Russel Crouse." An interesting Hollywood association between two screenwriters whose work outside cinema (McCoy a novelist and Crouse a playwright) was even more significant than their work for the silver screen. Though undated, the inscription here is almost certainly from the year of publication, the final year that McCoy and Crouse worked as screenwriters for Paramount."Life with Father," Lindsay and Crouse's adaptation of Clarence Day's popular "New Yorker" stories about upper class life in turn-of-the-century New York, became the longest running non-musical play on Broadway, a record it still holds today. It, in turn, was the basis for the hit 1947 film, directed by Michael Curtiz and starring an Academy award nominated William Powell, Irene Dunne, and Elizabeth Taylor.About Near Fine in a Very Good plus, price-clipped copy of the dust jacket. Faint spotting to the boards, light bump to the upper front tip. Jacket has minor nicking to the extremities, two short closed tears to the front panel, and a corresponding bump to the upper tip. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Wodehouse on Golf

      New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc,, 1940. Octavo. Original green cloth, decoration and titles to front board and spine in green, top edge green, cream endpapers, illustrated title page. With the pictorial dust jacket. Spine a little toned, some faint stains and rubbing to boards, internally fresh; an excellent copy in the unclipped jacket with sunned spine and some minor nicks and chips to extremities. First edition, first printing.

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        1940 MEL TORME Manuscript Handwritten MUSICAL SCORE - SIGNED & INSCRIBED Written at Age 15

      Self, 1940. No Binding. Very Good. MANUSCRIPT MUSICAL SCORE WRITTEN, INSCRIBED and SIGNED by MEL TORMÉ - "YOU SAD, SAD MAN". Handwritten by Tormé when he was 15 years old (1940). Signed and inscribed to "Mike" when he was 29 years old (1954). TWO PAGE MANUSCRIPT SCORE. Written on two pages of a single-fold sheet of "Lyon & Healy No. 13" sheet music paper, 9.5" x 12.5", 4 pages. The music is written in black ink (over light pencil), the lyrics in red pencil. The original circa 1940 manuscript has "WORDS - MUSIC by MEL TORME (no accent over the "E") at the top right corner of the first page. The circa 1954 inscription is written in the blank top margin of the first page. The inscription reads: "Dear Mike: I wrote this little gem when I was fifteen years old. That's 14 years ago! Thought you might get a laugh out of it! All the best - Mel Tormé (signed)". VERY GOOD condition, just light signs of handling, still bright, clean and clear. LOVELY. SCARCE MANUSCRIPT SCORE by 15 YEAR-OLD MEL TORMÉ.

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        Bibliography of the Grabhorn & Grabhorn-Hoyem Press 1915-73 in Three Volumes:

      San Francisco: Grabhorn Press & Andrew Hoyen, 1940-1977. A fine set. I. Bibliography of the Grabhorn Press 1915-1940 by Elinor Rass Heller & David Magee. With an essay by Frederic Goudy on 'The Craft of the Printer'. Numerous colour reproductions, trial pages, original leaves and other illustrations. One of 210 copies. Printed in red and black and gilt in Goudy type on French handmade paper. Folio, original cream/tan calf backed linen boards, spine lettered in brown. Slight fading to the spine and a little darkening to the very front edge of the linen on the upper cover, otherwise a very good, bright, uncut copy. San Francisco, Grabhorn Press. 1940. II. Bibliography of the Grabhorn Press, 1940 -1956 by Dorothy & David Magee. One of 225 copies with numerous colour reproductions, trial pages, original leaves and other illustrations. Printed in red, black and gilt in Goudy type. Folio, original red morocco backed, patterned paper covered boards, in the original plain paper protective wrapper (worn). A very good, fresh copy. San Francisco, The Grabhorn Press. 1957. III. Bibliography of the Grabhorn Press 1957-1966 & Grabhorn-Hoyem 1966-1973. Edited by Robert D. Harlan. With a checklist 1916-1956 and a Complete Specimen of Types. One of 225 copies with numerous colour reproductions, trial pages, original leaves and other illustrations. Printed in red and black in Goudy type. Folio, original green morocco backed patterned yellow cloth boards, spine lettered in gilt. Very good, uncut copy. San Francisco, printed by Andrew Hoyem for John Howell Books. 1977. All with the booklabel of Clarence B. Hanson, Jr.

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        The Wind in the Willows

      1940. first edition. Arthur Rackham?'s ?"Wind in the Willows?"[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. GRAHAME, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows. With an Introduction by A.A. Milne & Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1940.Limited to 2,020 numbered copies (this copy being No. 416), signed by the designer, Bruce Rogers. Quarto (11 3/8 x 8 1/8 inches; 289 x 207 mm.). [2], 244, [2] pp. Sixteen mounted color plates. ?"Printed at the Walpole Printing Office…The edition was designed by and printed under the supervision of Bruce Rogers?" (Colophon).Original quarter pale yellow buckram over patterned paper boards. Spine lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt, others uncut. A very fine, partially uncut copy. With the small rectangular engraved book-plate of Samuel R. & Marie-Louise Rosenthal on front paste-down. In the original publisher?'s olive green cardboard slipcase (one edge repaired). Loosely inserted is the original Limited Editions Club note regarding the publication of the book after Arthur Rackham' death."The Wind in the Willows was not published in England until 1950, but it found two publishers, one for a de luxe edition (The Limited Editions Club, New York) and one for a trade edition (The Heritage Press, New York) in the United States posthumously in the year following Rackham?'s death. The book is a gentle delight, presenting sixteen illustrations which in no way fight with the more famous imaginative world created by Shepherd, although if Shepherd had not preceded him, then Rackham might have anthropomorphized his creatures even more. Several of the plates are delightful: the ?'Golden Day when the three heroes walked by the Caravan, Mole leading a happy horse?'; the placid Rat handing a hamper to put into a boat, a plate famous among Rackham lovers because it was the boat for which Rackham forgot to draw the oars, an omission which some see as significant in view of the artist?'s imminent death. Perhaps the most interesting picture is the frontispiece, which depicts the egocentric Toad levelled to the drab clothes of a no-pocket washerwoman, hopping about permissively, totally unequipped for the real contest. In the real world of people, like all egoists, animal or human, he is alien, and it is a typical piece of Rackhamerie that we should see two children laughing at the glum toad, not because he is a toad, but because he is obviously pretending to be something else.It is with a sense of a serious loss that one turns to the imprint of the de luxe edition in search of the familiar Rackham signature, and finds not the careful hand of Rackham, but that of the designer Bruce Rogers, who saw the book and Rackham?'s pictures through the press.?" (Gettings, Arthur Rackham. Pp. 168-169).?"This was the final book Arthur Rackham illustrated before his death in 1939?" (Riall, pp. 197-198).Bruce Rogers (1870 ?- 1957) was an American typographer and type designer, acclaimed by some as among the greatest book designers of the twentieth century. Rogers was known for his "classical" style of design, rejecting modernism, never using asymmetrical arrangements, rarely using sans serif type faces, favoring stolid roman faces such as Caslon and his own Centaur.

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        Suite of 8 signed lithographs for his own book PARADISE VALLEY

      Published in New York: by Viking Press, 1940. Printed in sepia. Various sizes, from 5 -3/4 x 4-1/2 to 3 x 3 inches. Uniformly matted and sealed, each signed in pencil in the lower margin by the artist. Fine. Printed in sepia. Various sizes, from 5 -3/4 x 4-1/2 to 3 x 3 inches.

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        TOPOLINO ?GIORNALE? : 1940. ($1Topolino$2 Grandi Avventure). Pubblicazione settimanale. Direttore responsabile: Antonio Rubino.

      Edizioni Walt Disney-Mondadori / A.P.I. Anonima Periodici Italiani 1940 In - 4 gr., 2 voll., mz. pelle mod. (il 1° con dorso liscio, il 2° con dorso a cordoni e tit. oro su due tasselli), cad. numero di pp. 12 / 16, stampate anche a colori. Offriamo l?annata completa, dal n. 367 (4 gennaio 1940, Anno XVIII) al n. 420 (31 dicembre). Nel primo volume (mm. 347x249) sono raccolti i numeri dal 367 al 381 - Nel secondo (mm.354x258) dal 382 al 420. A partire dal n. 386 le pagg. diventano 16 con 16 storie (non più 11). Vi figurano: storie di Topolino; romanzi di Emilio Salgari; nuove avventure di Saturnino Farandola; nuove avventure di Gino e Gianni; Pipposciempiaggini e Pippo scampagnate; avventure di mare illustr. da F. Caprioli; romanzi di Pedrocchi con tavole di Canale; ecc. Esempl. rifilato; strappo alla prima pag. del n. 367; l?intero n. 393 con strappi al margine esterno (la prima pag., con macchia lungo la cerniera interna, è stata anche mal restaur.). A parte questi difetti il volume è ben conservato.

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        Farewell, My Lovely

      Knopf 1940 - Near fine first edition with very good dust jacket (see pictures for details). Bookplate. Custom clamshell box. Laid in the copy is a passport photo of Chandler accompanying a handwritten letter from his solicitor, friend and fellow mystery writer, Michael Gilbert. Gilbert writes how Chandler considered this photo made him look like the "perfectly cast dope-smuggler". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THÜRINGEN. Großes Reliefpanorama von Thüringen mit den Städten als Vogelschauansichten.

      - Aquarell mit Deckfarben über Bleistift, sign. "Atelier J. Ruep", um 1940, 80 x 120 cm. Blick über die Höhen des Thüringer Waldes auf die Städte Eisenach, Gotha, Erfurt, Weimar, Jena und Gera; in der Ferne das Eichsfeld, der Kyffhäuser und die Region um Leipzig. Mit Einzeichnung auch kleiner Dörfer, Burgen und Sehenswürdigkeiten, sowie der Verkehrswege (Autobahnen). - Auf Leinwand aufgezogen, rechts unten in die Darstellung einmontiert ein grünes Herz mit dem Aufdruck: "Besucht Thüringen, kauft Thüringens Werterzeugnisse". - Sehr detailreiche Darstellung, die jedoch trotzdem von großer dekorativer Wirkung ist. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TOPOLINO “GIORNALE” : 1940 ($1Topolino$2 Grandi Avventure). Pubblicazione settimanale. Direttore responsabile: Antonio Rubino.

      Milano, Edizioni Walt Disney-Mondadori / A.P.I. Anonima Periodici Italiani, 1940. In-4 gr., 2 voll., mz. pelle mod. (il 1° con dorso liscio, il 2° con dorso a cordoni e tit. oro su due tasselli), cad. numero di pp. 12/16, stampate anche a colori. Offriamo l?'annata completa, dal n. 367 (4 gennaio 1940, Anno XVIII) al n. 420 (31 dicembre). Nel primo volume (mm. 347x249) sono raccolti i numeri dal 367 al 381 - Nel secondo (mm.354x258) dal 382 al 420. A partire dal n. 386 le pagg. diventano 16 con 16 storie (non più 11). Vi figurano: storie di Topolino; romanzi di Emilio Salgari; nuove avventure di Saturnino Farandola; nuove avventure di Gino e Gianni; Pipposciempiaggini e Pippo scampagnate; avventure di mare illustr. da F. Caprioli; romanzi di Pedrocchi con tavole di Canale; ecc. Esempl. rifilato; strappo alla prima pag. del n. 367; l?'intero n. 393 con strappi al margine esterno (la prima pag., con macchia lungo la cerniera interna, è stata anche mal restaur.). A parte questi difetti il volume è ben conservato.

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

      1940-1943.. Orig.dokumente in Leinen gebunden, vorgebunden 1 Blatt Gesamtübersicht, gute Ex.. Wie folgt: Zweitschrift Kriegstagebuch Nr. 3a v. 1. Oktober 1940 bis 30. November 1940 (11 Blatt mit täglichen hs. Eintragungen unterzeichnet v. Hauptmann d.R und Abt. Kdr. ...bacher (?)------------ Kriegsrangliste (Zweitschrift) der Offiziere, Sanitäts- und Veterinäroffiziere und ob. Beamten (handschriftlich) genannt werden: Hans Zahler, Walter Baumeister, Fritz Brandenburg, Erhard Würzbacher, Franz Brendel, Arthur Ücker, Friedrich Schlee, Dr. August Schrempff, Hans de Greiff, Kurt Reinhold, Klaus Möhrlin, Theodor Werner, Otto Dölfel, Eugen Leber, Heinrich Lano, Konrad Herling, Josef Herzner, Günter Schott, Heinz Lilienfein (8 Seiten) --------------- Gefechts- und Verpflegungsstärken (1 Blatt) --------------- Stammtafel des Stabes der Pz.Jäg.Abt. 235 mit Nachrictenzug (1 Blatt) ------------ 4seitiger von Adolf Hitler gezeichneter Original-Aufruf "Soldaten der Ostfront" --------------------- 2 Blatt Stammtafel der 1.+2. Panzerjäger Abteilung 235 --------- 1 Blatt Schreiben des Heeresintendant der OK des Heeres an die Panzer-Jäger-Abtlg. 235 betr. Führung von Kriegstagebüchern 20.12.1940 ------------ Tätigkeitsbericht der Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 235 v. 1.12.1940 bis 14.5.1941geführt durch Leitnant Schott (11 Seiten maschinenschriftlich) -------------- 1 maschinengeschriebene Seite "Bericht über das Unternehmen Prizren v. 19.4.1941gezeichnet Hauptmann Wurzbacher ----------- 3 Blatt Stammtafel des Stabes, der 1.+2. PJA 235 --------------------- 17 Seiten Kriegstagebuch Nr. 4 v. 15.5.1941 bis 31.10.1941 dazwischengeheftet "Erkundungsergebnisse zur Divisionsübung "Brückenkopf", 1 Blatt beigeheftet Marschbefehl mit Stempel "Geheim" der Mot.Gruppe der 198. Inf.Division, 1 Lageplan, 1 Flugblatt v. Oberbefehlshaber v. Schobert gezeichnet "Kameraden! Wir treten zum letzten Entscheidungskampf an... "Wo die 11. Armee kämpft, ist der Sieg!" v. 22.5.1941 ------------ Anerkennungsschrift v. Major v. Kapff ------------ 1 Blatt Tagesbefehl gezeichnet v. Roettig v. 30. Juni 1941 ------------ Tagesbefehl gez. v. General v. Salmuth "Nord-Bessarabien ist frei" ------------ Schreiben des von Schobert v. 13.7.1941 "Soldaten der 11. Armee....." ------------- Schreiben des Major v. Kapff an die Herren Kommandierende Generale --------------- Tagesbefehl gez. von Rundstedt v. 21.7.1941 -------------- Schreiben des Generaloberst v. Schobert betr. "Disziplin der Truppe", rückseitig gegengezeichnet v. Schott ------------ Abschrift eines Fernschreibens bez. eines Besuches v. Generalfeldmarschall von Brauchitsch gez. v. Schobert / v. Salmuth ----------- Schreiben v. Schobert bez. eines Briefes von Armeegeneral Antonescu und der Verlehung des Ordens "Michael der Tapfere" (A.H.Qu 1.August 1941) -------------- Schreiben v. Roeetig aus dem Divisions-Gefechtsstand v. 5.8.1941 betr. Abwehr von feindlichen Tiefangriffen, Erfahrungen bei Kämpfen gegen russische Panzer, Kennzeichnung ungarischer Truppenteile, Nebelbeschuss) (3 Seiten) ------------- Armeetagesbefehl v. 7.8.1941 gez. v. Schobert -------------- 1 Blatt handschriftliche Meldung ------------- 1 Blatt v. 8.8.1941 "Befehl für die weitere Verfolgung am 9.8.1941 ------------ 1 Blatt gez. v. Rundstedt v. 15.8.1941 über den am 22.Juni begonnenen Feldzug -------------- 1 Blatt v. Schober "Soldaten der 11. Armee" über die Kämpfe vom Dnestr bis zum Bug v. 16.8.1941 ------------- Tagesbefehl v. Salmuth v. 16.8.1941 "Ihr steht als Sieger am Bug" ------------- weitere Berichte und Tagesbefehle u.a. von General der Kavallerie von Mackensen, von von Kleist, von Salmuth (Heldentod des Generaloberst Ritter von Schobert), von Roettig ------------- 5 Seiten masch.schriftlich "Marschweg v. 2.9.1939-1.1.1942" beginnend in Langenzenn-Königshofen-Obermoschel bis Grabowo-Krassna-Schacht ----------- 3 Stammtafeln ------------ handgeschriebene Kriegsrangliste sämtlicher Offiziere und Beamten im Offiziersrang Pz.-Jäg-Abt. 235 (genannt: Erhard Wurzbacher, Günter Schott, Adam Schelling, Markus Kuballa, Friedrich Schlee, Joachim Lederer, Heinz Lilienfein, Georg Rohr, Gerhard Martin, Ernst Schleiermacher, Eduard Schnitzer, Walter Eberspacher, Heinz Lano, Eugen Scherb, Fridolin Lützelschwab, Emil Kühnle, Hanns-Justus Faber, Hugo Sauter, Lothar Fasel (12 Seiten) ---------- 7 Seiten Gefechts- und Verpflegungsstärken, Waffen.... --------------- Kriegstagebuch Nr. 5 v. 1.11.1941 bis 3.6.1942 geführt vo Oberleutnant Lederer (10 maschinengeschriebene Seiten), beigelegt: Stammtafeln, Kriegsranglisten, Gefechts- und Verpflegungsstärken ähnlich den o.G., farbige Gefechtsskizze..... ++++++++++++++++++ 2. Band beginnt mit Kriegstagebuch Nr. 6 v. 3.6.1942 bis 9.7.1942 geführt von Oberleutnant Lano, vorgebunden 6 Seiten Kriegsrangliste der Offiziere etc. (hier auch erwähnt der Besitzer der Tagebücher Friedrich Schlick als Führer der schweren Schwadron beim Radfahr-Schw. 235, 2 Blatt Verlustliste, 14 Seiten Ereignisse ---------- Kriegstagebuch 6 b v. 10.7.1942 bis 31.3.1943 geführt v. Leutnant Rutel, 4 Stammtafel, 6 Seiten Verlustliste, 8 S. Gefechts- und Verpflegungsstärken, 8 Seiten Kriegsrangliste mit ähnlichen Eintragungen wie oben ------------- dann folgen ca. 150-200 maschinengeschriebene Seiten des Einsatzes der Panzerjäger-Abteilung 235 v. 10.7.1942 bis 31.3.1943 /////////////////////////////////////////// Panzerabwehr-Abteilung 235. Aufgestellt am 27. Dezember 1939 mit Stab und jeweils einer Panzerabwehr-Kompanie und einer Radfahr-Schwadron. Am 1. April 1940 in Panzerjäger-Abteilung 235 umbenannt. Am 26. November 1940 wurde die 3. / Panzerjäger-Abteilung 215 als 2. Kompanie unterstellt, der Stab wurde am 30. Oktober 1940 zum Stab der Panzerjäger-Abteilung 237. Am 18. März 1943 in Schnelle Abteilung 235 und am 1. Oktober 1943 wieder in Panzerjäger-Abteilung 235 umbenannt. Dabei wurde die Radfahr-Schwadron abgegeben. Am 4. November 1943 erhielt die Abteilung eine Sturmgeschütz-Kompanie ------------------ Die Sammlung stammt aus dem Besitz des beteiligten Offiziers Friedrich Schlick (späterer Glasermeister und Innungsvorstand der Glaserinnung, der 2010 starb) vermittelt einen sehr interessanten Blick auf die Ereignisse und Kämpfe in Rußland im 2. Weltkrieg, vielleicht so teils noch unbekannt mit den Kartenmaterialien und den strategischen Eintragungen und dem folgenden Kriegstagebuch -------------- Für Forscher zum Thema wohl eine kleine Fundgrube

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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      Scribner's 1940 - A fine first edition (with Scribner's A on the copyright page) rebound in leather, inscribed by the author Ernest Hemingway on the dedication page. Housed in a custom-made collector's clamshell case with a leather spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        OBRAS. [COLECÇÃO COMPLETA CONTENDO]:

      - VOL. I - TRATADO DA SPHERA & ASTRONOMICI INTRODUCTORII DE SPHAERA EPITOME. Nova edição revista e anotada por uma comissão de sócios da Academia das Ciências. Academia das Ciências de Lisboa. Imprensa Nacional de Lisboa. Lisboa. 1940. De 32x25 cm. Com xlvi-362 pags. Ilustrado com fac-similes das ilustrações da edição quinhentista. Obra do Tratado da Esfera redigido em língua portuguesa; e Astronomici Introdvctorii de Spaera Epitome em latim com tradução e comentários modernos em língua portuguesa. VOL. II - DE CREPUSCULIS. [Livro sobre os Crepúsculos, item, de Allacen, árabe mui antigo, sobre as causas dos Crepúsculos, tirado outrora do latim por Gerardo de Cremona e agora de novo revisto pelo mesmo Pedro Nunes]. Nova edição, revista e anotada por uma comissão de sócios da Academia das Ciências. Academia das Ciências de Lisboa. Imprensa Nacional de Lisboa. 1943. De 32x25 cm. Com 413 pags. Ilustrado. Obra em latim com tradução, anotações, comentários e aparato crítico e bibliográfico em língua portuguesa. Vol. III ? DE ERRATIS ORONTII FINAEI REGII MATHEMATICARUM LUTETIAE PROFESSORIS. [Livro dos erros de Orôncio Fineu, lente de matemáticas no Colégio Real de Paris. O qual julgou ter achado entre duas linhas dadas duas meias proporcionais em proporção continua, quadrado o círculo, duplicado o cubo, ensinado a maneira de inscrever no circulo qualquer polígono rectilíneo e haver determinado as diferenças das longitudes geográficas, em todo e qualquer tempo, por processo diferente do dos eclipses lunares]. Nova edição, revista e anotada por uma comissão de sócios da Academia das Ciências. Academia das Ciências de Lisboa. Imprensa Nacional de Lisboa. 1960. De 32x25 cm. Com 250, xiv pags. Ilustrado. Obra em latim com uma tradução e anotações em português. Vol. VI. - LIBRO DE ALGEBRA EN ARITHMETICA Y GEOMETRIA. [Compuesto por el Doctor Pedro Nuñez, Cosmographo Mayor del Rey de Portugal, y Cathedratico Iubilado en la Cathedra de Mathematicas en la Universidad de Coimbra]. Nova edição revista e anotada por uma comissão de sócios da Academia das Ciências de Lisboa. Imprensa Nacional de Lisboa. 1950. De 32x25 cm. Com xxxiii, 504 pags. Ilustrado com os fac-similes das ilustrações originais da edição quinhentista. Obra redigida em língua castelhana e anotações histórico-bibliográficas nas últimas 192 páginas em língua portuguesa. Encadernações da época com lombadas e cantos em pele. Obras do astrónomo Pedro Nunes (1502-1578) com as bases científicas da arte e da ciência de navegar. Edição da Academia das Ciências de Lisboa. Impressas na Imprensa Nacional. As transcrições das obras reproduzem as ilustrações gráficas das obras quinhentistas originais. Works of the royal astronomer Pedro Nunes (1502-1578) with the scientific basis of the art and the science of navigation. Edited by the Academy of Sciences of Lisbon. Printed in the National Press. The transcriptions of works reproduce the graphical illustrations of the original 16th Century works. Location/localizacao: 7-2-A-43

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        DEATH IS AN EARLY RISER.

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. - First edition. Author's first and only mystery novel. Fine in dust jacket with light professional restoration to the spine ends and extremities. An apartment house in which many young artists live is the scene of the murder of Betsy Fowler, found bludgeoned to death at the foot of her modeling stand. Everyone in the house was a suspect, and it was not until another murder occurred that Insp. Darrow of the New York police was able to finally solve the puzzling cases. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Follonica ed altri 14 capitoli ad umore amoroso

      Genova , EMILIANO DEGLI ORFINI, 1940 - Riproduzione di 16 piccoli disegni in nero di Bartolini all'inizio di ciascun capitolo. Copia personale dell'Autore con numerose correzioni e varianti autografe a penna alla prefazione, al testo e alle illustrazioni. 8vo. pp. 202. . Molto buono (Very Good). . Prima edizione (First Edition). [Gambetti, 2007]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Group of 43 Typophiles Chap Books: Songs for a Printers' Way Goose / Harsh Words / The Artist and the Fifteenth-Century Printer / On Conjugal Felicity / Bombed but Unbeaten: Excerpts from the War Commentary of Beatrice L. Warde / The Art of Reviling / Roman Numerals, Typographic Leaves and Pointing Hands: Some Notes on Their Origin, History and Contemporary Use / Thomas Bewick, Engraver / The Bowker Lectures on Book Publishing - First Series / Early American Currency / John Baskerville: Type-Founder and Printer, 1706-1775 / The Bowker Lectures on Book Publishing - Second Series / A Half-Century of Type Design and Typography, 1895-1945: Volume One / A Half-Century of Type Design and Typography, 1895-1945: Volume Two / BR Marks and Remarks / Printers as Men of the World / MSS by WAD: Being a Collection of the Writings of Dwiggins on Various Subjects, Some Critical, Some Philosophical, Some Whimsical / The Bowker Lectures on Book Publishing - Third Series / Off the Dead Bank / Typographical Heritage / Throug

      New York: Typophiles. 1940-1976. Hardcover. Ex-Library. Group of 43 Typophiles Chap Books. Incomplete run from 1 to 51, lacking 8 numbers (24, 34, 37, 38, 40, 45, 47 and 48). 1940-1976. Limited editions, often under 500 copies. The earliest issues hand-numbered. All with library bookplate affixed to front pastedown and ink stamp to the rear blank page and/or the table of contents. All copies withdrawn by library stamp on the bookplate. Otherwise near fine copies. Some with sunning on the spine. Text clean and unmarked throughout. Three with paper dust jackets (21, 30 and 32); three with glassine dust jackets (18, 19 and 29); four with slipcases (28, 35, 36, 42, 43 and 49). "Bowker Lectures on Book Publishing" is complete in three volumes (9, 12 and 18); "Type Design and Typography" (Goudy) is complete in two volumes (13 and 14); "Postscripts on Dwiggins" is complete in two slipcased volumes (35 and 36); "Portrait of a Publisher: A. A. K., 1915-1965" is complete in two slipcased volumes (42 and 43). Group of 43 Typophiles Chap Books: Songs for a Printers' Way Goose / Harsh Words / The Artist and the Fifteenth-Century Printer / On Conjugal Felicity / Bombed but Unbeaten: Excerpts from the War Commentary of Beatrice L. Warde / The Art of Reviling / Roman Numerals, Typographic Leaves and Pointing Hands: Some Notes on Their Origin, History and Contemporary Use / Thomas Bewick, Engraver / The Bowker Lectures on Book Publishing - First Series / Early American Currency / John Baskerville: Type-Founder and Printer, 1706-1775 / The Bowker Lectures on Book Publishing - Second Series / A Half-Century of Type Design and Typography, 1895-1945: Volume One / A Half-Century of Type Design and Typography, 1895- 1945: Volume Two / BR Marks and Remarks / Printers as Men of the World / MSS by WAD: Being a Collection of the Writings of Dwiggins on Various Subjects, Some Critical, Some Philosophical, Some Whimsical / The Bowker Lectures on Book Publishing - Third Series / Off the Dead Bank / Typographical Heritage / Through the Mill with B. R. / Some Random Recollections: An Informal Talk Made at the Grolier Club, New York, 21 October 1948 / George Clymer and the Columbian Press / Sagittarius: His Book / The Roman Italic and Black Letter Bequeathed to the University of Oxford by Dr. John Fell / Kelmscott, Doves and Ashendene / Calligraphics: Hands and Forms / A Chinese Printing Manual / Will Bradley: His Chap Book / John Howard Benson and His Work: 1901-1956 / On Designing and Devising Type / Owed to the Book / Postscripts on Dwiggins in Two Volumes / Elmer Adler: In the World of Books / The Story of Frederic W. Goudy / Portrait of a Publisher, A. A. K. in Two Volumes / Portrait of a Publisher, 1915- 1965: Volume Two / Mr. Eric Gill / Letter from a Danish Typographer / Disquisition on the Composing Stick / The Dun Emer Press, Later the Cuala Press with a List of the Books, Broadsides and Other Pieces Printed at the Press / William Caxton and His Quincentenary

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        An Angel Spreading Angel Designs.

      Circa 1940s - early 50s - Gouache on board. 11 x 5.5 inches on board 15 x 11.25 inches. Signed lower left. With artist's label on the verso giving his name and address as 214 Francisco St., San Francisco 11. Also with pencil images of Tahoe and San Francisco and a Kiwanis Convention on the verso in pencil. the gouache is likely a design for a mural or an event. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        White collar; novel in linocuts. Introduction by Rockwell Kent, epilogue by John L. Lewis

      [San Francisco: Pisani Printing & Publishing, 1940]. Not paginated [120+ linocuts], stiff wraps, 8.5x10.75 inches, very good condition with minor abrasions on wraps, closed tear on spine, and a light dampstain on the top margin of first few pages, lacking the dj.

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        War Orphans

      1940. SZYK, Arthur.?"War Orphans.?"London: 1940.Extraordinary signed original watercolor and gouache painting of two young Jewish refugees, huddled together, by anti-Nazi caricaturist Arthur Szyk, whose wartime portrayals of brutality, heroism and suffering strongly influenced American attitudes toward the war effort.Polish-born Arthur Szyk considered his work to be ?"weapons of war.?" Upon the German invasion of Poland in 1939, his life and career were altered forever. Syzk lived in London at the time, and, in an effort to sway American public opinion against the Nazis, British authorities dispatched him to New York City. There he was to assume the role of unofficial propagandist for the Allied powers, contributing a steady stream of anti-Nazi cartoons and caricatures for major U.S. publications, including Time, Collier?'s, Esquire, The New York Times, the New York Post (where he eventually served as editorial cartoonist) and the Chicago Sun. For this mission, Szyk developed a new and different approach from his established style of ?"illumination,?" creating caricatures that combined the precise detail and fine craftsmanship of his miniaturist illustrations with the barbed satire of political commentary. A survey conducted in 1941 by Esquire magazine proclaimed that Szyk?'s political cartoons were more popular with American military trainees than photos of pin-up girls. His drawings were used to promote U.S. war bonds, and were credited with boosting more sales than any other vehicle. In his wartime work, Syzk focused primarily on three major themes: the brutality of the Germans, the heroism of the Poles, and the suffering of the Jews. These themes were present in his 1940 exhibition, ?"War and ?'Kultur?' in Poland,?" which opened in London, and later in Toronto and New York. This striking original watercolor and gouache painting of ?"War Orphans,?" signed by Szyk and dated ?"London, 1940,?" was apparently among the images in that exhibition. According to the exhibit catalogue, Szyk?'s series of paintings and drawings portrayed Poland in a state of ?"distress and fury.?" Many of the works in the show attacked Nazi leaders and later appeared in his The New Order (1941). ?"Szyk?'s extraordinary virtuosity has not, however, been impaired by the tragedy of his country and his religion, and those who care for exotic coloring combined with the medieval miniaturist?'s precision of detail could not but be interested in his work?" (Thomas MacGreevy).Fine condition. A beautiful piece.

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        Typescript of "El perjurio de la nieve" [The Perjury of the Snow]

      c. 1940. Bioy's original 60-page typescript for this short story, one of the earliest examples of detective fiction in Latin American literature. Inscribed by the author to his friend and translator, Donald [Yates] in 1995. In the late 1960s, Yates had found the typescript at the home of another friend, Jorge Luis Borges, and Borges offered it to Yates, who was friends with Bioy even then, on the condition that Yates not tell Bioy, an agreement Yates kept until nearly a decade after Borges' death. In 1995, in Barcelona for a meeting of the International Institute for Latin American Literature, Yates presented Bioy with the title page and the story of how he came to have it, at which point Bioy willingly inscribed it for his friend. Numerous corrections and emendations evident; pages a bit brittle, but spring-clasp-bound into a light green binder, on the rear of which Bioy has written his name and the story title. Impeccable provenance: Bioy and Borges were not only friends but literary collaborators, publishing together under the pseudonym "H. Bustos Domecq." Bioy's most famous work is the novella "La invencion de Morel," written shortly before this story and which was the inspiration for the acclaimed French film Last Year at Marienbad, one of the key works of the French New Wave movement that overhauled the conventions of cinema in the 1960s. "El perjurio de la nieve" was published as a stand alone volume in 1944 and later incorporated into his first collection, La trama celeste. Manuscripts by Bioy -- after Borges, probably the most acclaimed Argentine author of the 20th century -- seldom come on the market. The typescript is near fine; the protective folder is very good. No Binding.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        HIGH SIERRA - ADVANCE COPY

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. First Edition. Octavo; yellow wrappers, with titling, publisher's synopsis and date of publication printed in navy blue on front wrapper; 292pp, [2]. "SAMPLE COPY - NOT FOR SALE" faintly rubber-stamped to top edge of text (presumed by publisher); light toning and wear to spine and extremities, faint, scattered foxing to wrappers and text edges, with a small diagonal crease to lower right corner of front wrapper; binding is sound, with text clean throughout - Very Good+. Scarce advance copy of one of Burnett's best-known novels, the story of a hardened criminal just out of prison, a heist gone bad, and a stand-off with police high in the snow-capped Sierra's. Basis for two superb adaptations: the 1941 film noir directed by Raoul Walsh, with a screenplay co-written by Burnett and John Huston, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ida Lupino, and the 1955 Stuart Heisler film starring Jack Palance, Lee Marvin, Lon Chaney and Shelley Winters. Advance copies produced by Knopf from this period were poorly made and extremely fragile, with the wrappers prone to separation; the present example is well-preserved, the best of the two we've seen for this title. Dark Page Vol.1, p.38; Vol.2, p.22.

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        A group of items from Carroll A. Wilson including his autograph manuscript for "Poe as Detective" which is about 23 pages, several paste-ons and notations, apparently for a speech

      N. P., 1940. 1 vols. 8vo. A fine manuscript by this well-known bookcollector and bibliophile. 1 vols. 8vo. "Poe as a Detective". Accompanied by a photograph of Wilson. Also there is a small group of items relating to Poe including a four page pamphlet by Heartman entitled "Concerning a Poe Bibliography" dated by Wilson 10 Feb., 1941, the "Index to Early American Periodical Literture 1728-1870. Part 2: Edgar Allan Poe" and a portion of an article on Poe's periodical appearances, Randall's review on Heartman and Canny.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        A Catalogue of Rare Chinese Jade Carvings Compiled by Stanley Charles Nott

      Florida: The House of Jade, 1940. Limited, numbered first edition. Number 18. Published Florida: The House of Jade, 1940. Folio, 9 1/4" x 12 1/8", xxii+185pp., illustrated with forty-four full page plates from original photographs. Green cloth with gilt cover rules and titles. Heavyweight green endpapers. Dulling to the cover gilt, mild rub at extremities, small nameplate of flyleaf, else very good plus, clean attractive. . 1st. Hard. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. Folio.

      [Bookseller: The Wild Muse]
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        A LETTER WRITTEN IN REPLY TO A REQUEST FOR A STATEMENT ABOUT HIS ANCESTRY

      Stamford: The Overbrook Press, 1940.. Paper over boards, printed label. Tiny nicks at two fore-tips, small, faint spot on upper board, otherwise near fine. First boardbound edition, preceded by a four page leaflet printing. One of three hundred and fifty copies printed. Steinbeck's reply to issues pertaining to GRAPES OF WRATH and accusations of it being "Jewish propaganda." Uncommon. GOLDSTONE & PAYNE A13b. CAHOON, p.27.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        The Carl H. Pforzheimer Library. English Literature 1475-1700. [Compiled by Emma Va. Unger (librarian to Pforzheimer) and William A. Jackson]

      3 vols. New York: privately printed (by Bruce Rogers after the design of Frederic Warde), 1940. 3 vols., large 4to, xli, 378, (1 colophon); v, 379-791, (1 colophon); v, 793?"1305, (1 colophon) pp. printed in 2 colors. With a frontispiece to each vol., 2 plates illustrating the Gutenberg Bible, and 60 plates. Original buckram stamped in gilt with Pforzheimer?s monogram on both covers, gilt tops, red morocco labels, some soiling to sides from dusty fingers. First edition, limited to 150 sets signed by Pforzheimer beneath his portrait in volume one. Pforzheimer was one of the greatest American book collectors and his library rivalled the finest European collections of the century. Entirely appropriately Pforzheimer employed the finest bibliographers and the best printers and binders of the time to produce a catalogue of rare all-around quality. ?The chef d'oeuvre of William Jackson... and the non plus ultra of 'critical? bibliography... The catalogue is a model of its kind.? Grolier Club, Bibliography, #162.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        AND SO TO BATH / CECIL ROBERTS/ 1st EDITION. 74 YEARS OLD

      HODDER & STOUGHTON, 1940 THIS BOOK IS ONE ON THE LAST SURVIVING ORIGINAL 1940.1st edition, 1ST PRINT. THE BOOK IS A 74 YEAR OLD, AN EX NORTH DEVON ATHENAEUM LIBRARY COPY. THE LIBRARY HAD TWO COPIES OF THE BOOK. THIS COPY IS THE SECOND COPY. IT HAS THE RENTAL / RETURN DATE STAMPS DATING FROM MARCH 27,1948 - JAN 25, 1982. THE BOOK SURVIVED 34 YEARS AS A RENTAL COPY. Very good copy in the original title-blocked cloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age, THE BOOK WAS PATCHED UP AND TITLE HAND RE-WRITTEN, BY THE LIBRARY.(See photographs). Some light staining and scuffs to boards. Corners bumped. Front hinge starting. Remains quite well-preserved "PEICE OF HISTORY" overall. 1 Kg. 413 pp. Bookseller Inventory WRY545293.

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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 Churchill?'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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        LONG WINTER

      SEWELL, HELEN. WILDER,LAURA INGALLS. THE LONG WINTER. NY: Harper & BroTHERS (1940). 8vo (6 X 8 1/4"), tan pictorial cloth, neat name on free endpaper barely visible else Fine condition in beautiful price clipped dust wrapper with just a bit if rubbing on spine ends and edges. Stated 1st edition. Iillustrated by HELEN SEWELL and MILDRED BOYLE with color frontis plus lovely black and whites throughout the text. Fearing a harsh winter, Pa moves the family into town. The sixth Little House book. Especially nice copy, rarely found so.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Manuscript for an article on John Greenleaf Whittier by the Grandmother of Carroll A. Wilson commencing "Upon the 17th of December"

      N. P. 1940 - 23 pages in ink. 1 vols. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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