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        Bibliography of the Grabhorn Press (signed)

      Grabhorn Press, San Francisco 1940 - Limited edition of 210 copies. xv, 195 page. Loose leaves in cloth covered case. Gilt lettered, leather label on spine. Printed mainly in red, black and blue. Contains 4 original leaves tipped in. The 338 first titles printed by the Grabhorn Press are described, 28 with reproductions of title pages or colophons. Printed on Canson & Montgolfiers Papier Ancien. The type was designed by Frederick W. Goudy. Index of titles, authors, artists and tydes. Contributing members of the Press are Edwin Grabhorn & Robert Grabhorn, Sherwood & Katharine Grover, Jack Andrews. SINGED by Ed Grabhorn, Robert Grabhorn, Katharine Grover and Sherwood Grover on the colophon page. Additional photographs on request. Google 'Ceebe100' to watch a video of this book. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Concept Books]
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        [Manuscript]: The Red Decade: The Stalinist Penetration of America

      [1940]. Original typed manuscript. (2),611pp., typed rectos only, plus hand-drawn mock-up of the title page. Housed in old manila envelope from the book's eventual publisher, Bobbs-Merrill, who released it in 1941. The edges of several of the slightly irregular sized leaves are worn, but overall very good, the envelope is well-worn. Mixed ribbon and carbon copies, on several different types of paper, but primarily ribbon copies, and extensively hand-corrected, with sections cut-and-pasted. Born in Belarus, but raised on New York's East Side, Lyons was an American journalist originally sympathetic to the Communist Party. His reporting on the Sacco and Vanzetti affair, and his subsequent book on the subject, The Life and Death of Sacco and Vanzetti, were considered important sources on the case. His tenure in the USSR from 1928 until 1934, where he worked for both UPI and Tass, resulted in him being highly critical of the Stalinist regime, which he expressed in Assignment in Utopia (1937). This book explores the influence of the CPUSA, or American Communist Party, on American society. Everything one would want in a manuscript with ample evidence of the author's creative process. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Birthplace and Genesis of Life Assurance and Other Essays

      London - Frederick Muller, 1940 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The second edition of this scarce collection of works on life assurance and equity, with the provenance of the Equitable Life Assurance Society, with their ink address stamp to the front blank. In a full crushed morocco fine binding. With an Introduction by Sir William Palin Elderton, actuary of the Equitable Life Assurance Society. Bound by W. H. Smith & Sons, with a gilt stamp to the rear pastedown. With Seven Plates, collated complete. With 'Opinions of this book' from the original dustwrapper laid down to the rear blanks. Condition: In a full crushed morocco leather binding. Externally, fine. Internally, firmly bound, clean and bright. Overall: FINE..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Dangerous Acquaintances. Les Liaisons Dangereuses

      London, The Nonesuch Press,, 1940. Englished by Ernest Dowson. The Preface by André Gide. Octavo. Finely bound by Bayntun Riviere in full dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to boards and spines gilt, raised bands, decoration to doublers gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Illustrations by Chas Laborde. A fine copy. First Nonesuch edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. A suite of proofs of the eight line engravings by Stephen Gooden for this book

      London: Done for the George G. Harrap Co. limited edition of 125 copies, 1940. Four proofs measure 6 x 4 inches, four are various smaller sizes; all have generous margins. . Fine condition. All eight proofs are signed and dated in pencil, lower right margin. Campbell Dodgson 121-128 . Stephen Gooden (1892-1955) was the most accomplished line engraver of his time. He illustrated a number of books, among them the Nonesuch Press Bible, the Rubaiyat, the Fables of La Fontaine, George Moore's The Brook Kerith, and Aesop's Fables. In addition, he produced a notable series of bookplates, including a number for The Royal Family, and was the official designer to the Bank of England. Because his work invariably appeared in limited editions, which restricted the public's access to his work, he is not as well known--particularly in America--as he deserves to be, but his work is unsurpassed

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        How To Trade In Stocks The Livermore Formula for Combining Time Element and Price

      Duell, Sloan & Pearce. Hardcover. B000UEYPFC For your consideration is a first edition copy of "How to Trade in Stocks" by Jesse Livermore. This book was published in 1940 by Duell, Sloan, and Pearce, and is a stated first printing. We are offering this book in unrestored/as found condition. The book is lightly shelfworn with moderate edgewear, and moderately "bumped" corners that are starting to fray. The binding is good overall but with a weak front cover hinge and a partial split to page 102/103 where the webbing is slightly visible. There is also a moderate lean to the spine. These binding flaws and the spine lean are all easily repairable, if desired. The pages are lightly yellowed from age, as would be expected, but are otherwise clean and bright. There is written inside the front cover, "Property of Fay R Current, Lowell Hoit Office," otherwise there are no foreign markings to the book pages.This book was originally presented as a gift from Lowell Hoit (president of Lowell Hoit & Co., a Chicago grain company) to one of his employees (Fay R. Current). There is a gift letter included with the book which has been glued to the front endpaper. The letter, written and signed by Lowell Hoit, mentions Jesse Livermore as an acquaintance ("Many, many years ago on one of my first vacation trips I met Jesse Livermore. Off and on we have met in social and business ways, at times extending courtesies to each other..."). The letter is signed and dated May 8, 1940, lending the book additional provenance and historical context. This book will be carefully boxed and shipped by Express Mail either domestically to a US location or internationally. Expected delivery time would be 1 to 2 business days for US locations, and 3 to 7 business days for international locations, and will be trackable. . Good.

      [Bookseller: South Bay Books]
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        Fortunato Depero nelle opere e nella vita.: Edizione a cura della Legione Trentina.

      TEMI, Trento. 1940 - Ottima qualità tipografica con il prevalente uso di carta patinata intercalata a carta pesante, vasto apparato iconografico e superbe riproduzioni a colori. Altra copia con mancanza dell’angolo superiore destro del frontespizio per 650 Euro. Altra copia con alcuni difetti alla legatura per 550 Euro. Altra copia in buone condizioni, con qualche macchia sul taglio laterale e una sul piatto anteriore, foderata con sovr. plastificata. Formato: XI, 425, [1] p., [8] c. di tav. a colori, 33 cm, tela con titoli al dorso e in bassorilievo al piatto. Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Adige]
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        Playbill Signed by the Cast of LILIOM

      Forty-Fourth Street Theatre New York (1940) - First Edition. Octavo, original wrappers. Original playbill for the play Liliom signed at front cover by the cast including Ingrid Bergman, Burgess Meredith, Helen Sheilds; Elia Kazan, John Emery, Joan Tetzel, and Ann Mason. Very Good, split along spine edge, few small chips to rear wrap. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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        The Wind in the Willows

      Limited Editions Club,1940. Limited to 2020 copies, this is copy number 35. Signed by designer, Bruce Rogers, on limitation page at end of book. Hard Cover in slipcase. Top edge gilt, rough cut pages. Grey slipcase is sound, with numerous tiny chips around open edge, tiny chip at bottom of spine edge, gilt title remains bright. Marbled boards with cloth spine. Cover has a tiny rub at top of darkened spine, otherwise pristine. 16 tipped-in delightful color illustrations by Arthur Rackham. A beautiful edition of a classic tale. Letter from publisher 'To the Members' and Limited Editions Club newsletter from September, 1940 included. Beautiful condition.

      [Bookseller: Not Quite New - Gently Used Books & Coll]
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        HISTOIRE DE LA NATION EGYPTIENNE

      Librairie Plon / Societe de l Histoire Naturelle,, Paris, 1940 - 7 vol., environ 3500 pp. in-folio, [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Oel auf Leinwand.

      1940 1940 - 80 x 60 cm, Tadellos, gerahmt Erstausgabe. Mit Initialen des österreichischen Künstlers Axel Leskoschek (1889 - 1976) rechts unten. Mit dem Doktordiplom hat er 1917 seine juristische Ausbildung abgeschlossen und danach an der Landeskunstschule in Graz und an der Grafischen Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt in Wien studiert. Seine Holzschnitte zu den "Legenden des hl. Franziskus" 1920 begründen eine Reihe von Illustrationen zur Weltliteratur. Er war 1923 Mitbegründer der Grazer Sezession, politischer Häftling in Wöllersdorf 1936, ging dann in die Schweiz und war später 8 Jahre lang Professor an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Rio de Janeiro. Ab 1948 war er in Wien als Maler, Grafiker und Kunstkritiker tätig. Zahlreiche Holzschnitte, Einbandentwürfe zu Büchern und Öbilder aus Südamerika und Südfrankreich sowie Kupferstiche und Lithographien geben Zeugnis von seinem reichen Schaffen.Joseph Rupert Rudolf Marx (1882 in Graz -1964) bedeutender österreichischer Komponist, Musikpädagoge und Kritiker. Im Zweiten Weltkrieg war Marx - nun aller seiner vorherigen Ämter enthoben - in Wien geblieben und hatte sich mit der ihm noch verbliebenen Stellung als bekannter Komponist und gern gesehener Redner für die "Rettung der untergehenden Musikkultur", wie er es bezeichnete, eingesetzt und im Rahmen dessen einige Reden über die Musik im NS-Staat gehalten. Dies wurde ihm dann auch vorgeworfen. 6000 gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        [Filmscript]: The Great Dictator

      Los Angeles: United Artists. [1940]. Dialogue Continuity Filmscript. Quarto. Printed punched mimeographed sheets bradbound in blue wrappers. Pages age-toned, else near fine. Chaplin wrote, directed, and starred in this spoof of Hitler and Mussolini. The film was released more than a year before America's entry into the war, and ends with Chaplin's famous spoken appeal for peace. Although marked: "Dialogue Continuity," a comparison with the movie dialogue reveals differences between this script and the film. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Das wahre Deutschland. Auslandsblätter der Deutschen Freiheitspartei. 1938 (Okt. Nov., Dez.); 1939 (Jan -Dez., compl.); 1940 (Okt.) 14 Hefte.

      London, Bonner and Co, 1938-1940 - 8°, je ca 30 S., Geheftet, Tadell. Beiliegend: 2 blättriger Aufruf: «An unserer Gesinnungsfreunde». Monatlich erschienenes Organ der bürgerlicher Gegners Hitlers aus dem französischen und später englischen Exil. Es erschien von 1938 bis 1940 in einer Auflage von ca. 3500 Exemplaren (Maas S.593). Führende Mitglieder der Freiheitspartei waren Dr. Wilhelm Westphal (d.i. Hans Albert Kluthe) der früher der Deutschen Staatspartei angehörte oder Dr. August Weber, der früher dem Reichsverband der Deutschen Industrie angehörte. 1600 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Mädel - eure Welt! Das Jahrbuch der Deutschen Mädel. 1.-5. Jahrgang 1940 - 1944 (vollständig, mehr nicht erschienen)

      München Zentralverlag der NSDAP Franz Eher Nachf. GmbH, 1940 ff.. . Vollständige Ausgaben jeweils im original Verlagseinband (5 Bände: in Ganzleinen 1.-3.Jahrgang, in schwarzem Halbleinen 4. und 5.Jahrgang, diese mit fotoillustriertem Deckeltitel, alle im Format l7 x 24,8 cm), Schrift: Fraktur (1./2. Jahrgang) und Garamond (3.-5.Jahrgang). 428+436+472+493+378 Seiten, mit sehr vielen Fotoabbildungen und Zeichnungen: z.B.im Jahrgang 1943 ein großer Bildbericht "Frontnächte in einer nordwestdeutschen Stadt. Aus dem Kriegstagebuch einer deutschen Frau" mit mehreren Fotos: "So werden unsere Städte vor nächtlichen Fliegerangriffen geschützt" (großer Flakscheinwerfer mit Besatzung) - "Scheinwerferbatterien haben mit Horchgeräten ihre Stellungen bezogen" - "Unerbittlich halten die Scheinwerfer das schfeindliche Flugzeuge in ihren Strahlen" - "Schon kracht die erste Salve aus den Rohren der Flakgeschütze" - "Nacht für Nacht ist die Flak auf Posten" - "Fabrikanlagen und Bahngelände müssen besonders gut gesichert werden" - "Wie ein dichtes Netz ziehen die Leuchtspurgeschosse ihre Bahn", und Jahrgang 1944 ebenfalls mit einem großen Bildbeitrag "Trotz Terror und Grauen": Bericht über den alliierten Bombenkrieg und seine Auswirkungen auf die Zivilbevölkerung in Deutschland, mit mehreren Fotoabbildung: "Nach einem schweren britischen Terrorangriff auf eine nordwestdeutsche Stadt" - "In tatkräftiger Hilfe übernehmen Frauen und Mädel in den verschiedenen Bergungsstellen die Obdachlosenbetreuung. Für die Mahlzeiten sind Tische im Freien gedeckt" - "Massenverpflegung durch die örtliche NS.-Frauenschaft" - Eine deutsche Flugabwehrkanone mit Besatzung, usw. - Kriegsdruck, erste Auflage, EA, Erstausgaben in guter Erhaltung (Einbände teilweise etwas fleckig und berieben, sonst gut

      [Bookseller: Galerie für gegenständliche Kunst]
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        A Set of Eight China Dinner Plates with Black and White Wildfowl Designs by Lynn Bogue Hunt, with His Explanatory Legends on the Back

      n.p, ca. 1940 - On November 3, 1943, Lynn Bogue Hunt wrote to Eugene V. Connett, founder, proprietor, and, in 1942, liquidator, of The Derrydale Press: ".I have been decorating highball glasses, plates, and doing porcelains for a couple of years and with considerable success on a royalty basis". Looking at these exceptionally attractive and interesting plates, it is easy to see why. Hunt's ducks, pheasant, quail and other species are vigorously depicted in flight, with Hunt's caption and signature included on the front surface. On the back of each plate is shown a pair of the subject birds and a lengthy description (about 125 words) of their characteristics and habits, lettered and signed by Hunt. Despite numerous attempts by various practitioners, sporting art does not always translate well to other media, but with these plates Hunt has successfully combined form and function with elegance and style. A BEAUTIFUL SET (HUNT, LYNN BOGUE) 6-1/4 inches in diameter. . These plates have been used to dine from, and there are occasional minute scratches, but they are fine overall, and ideal for display [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        VERVE, vol. II, No 8.

      - Paris, Revue Verve 1940. 36,5 : 27,3 cm. 76 S. mit meist farbigen Abb. nach Matisse, Rouault, Braque, 1 doppelblattgr. Farblithographie von Pierre Bonnard u. 13 Heliogravüren in Farben u. Gold nach Buchmalereien des 15. Jh. Orig.-Umschlag vom Henri Matisse. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer, Antiquariat & Galerie]
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        Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. A suite of proofs of the eight line engravings by Stephen Gooden for this book

      London: Done for the George G. Harrap Co. limited edition of 125 copies, 1940 - Stephen Gooden (1892-1955) was the most accomplished line engraver of his time. He illustrated a number of books, among them the Nonesuch Press Bible, the Rubaiyat, the Fables of La Fontaine, George Moore's The Brook Kerith, and Aesop's Fables. In addition, he produced a notable series of bookplates, including a number for The Royal Family, and was the official designer to the Bank of England. Because his work invariably appeared in limited editions, which restricted the public's access to his work, he is not as well known--particularly in America--as he deserves to be, but his work is unsurpassed Four proofs measure 6 x 4 inches, four are various smaller sizes; all have generous margins. . Fine condition. All eight proofs are signed and dated in pencil, lower right margin. Campbell Dodgson 121-128 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Ruf Haight Eddy Sumner Hatch and Allied Families. Genealogical and Biographical. [In a special leather binding with Ruf & Eddy Coats-of-Arms on covers].

      "A Private Publication Compiled and Printed for ALPHA H. RUF” By The American Historical Company, Inc. New York 1940. A copy printed on Japan vellum, with hand-colored initial letters & decorations; in a presentation-style, inlaid morocco leather binding - Size of binding: 9 ¾” x 12 ¾” x 1 ¼” (thick), 175pp., with handcolored, engraved titlepage, dedication page with colored coats-of-arms, Contents page, colored coat-of-arms of Ruf (Rueff) printed on coated paper with a tissue guard with text printed in red, and on p. 1 heraldic description of arms; fine, full-page black & white photo-engraved portrait of Frank A. Ruf (The American Historical Society. Eng. by E.G. Williams & Bro. N. Y.) + photo-engraved portraits of: Mrs. Alpha Haight Ruf, and a later, sepia-toned photo-engraved portrait of her; and engraved portraits of Caroline Haight Hatch-Adams and Alpha Haight Ruf (American Historical Society. Steel Engraving by Finlay & Conn), and another portrait of Caroline Haight Hatch-Adams (by Williams). Each family name mentioned in the Contents (see below) has a similar color-printed coat-of-arms plate on coated paper, some with details in metallic inks (silver) & with printed tissue guards; some have color-printed "lines of descent" pages on coated paper, as well. Other illustrations of earlier portraits, sites, homes, etc. (Zachariah Eddy home in Eddyville, Massachusetts; bust of Charles Sumner) are generally steel engravings (by Finlay & Conn, Campbell, etc.) printed on Japan vellum, as is the entire text (but not the colorplates). Initial letters, head & tailpieces in the text are hand-colored. Bound in full, dark blue crushed morocco leather with five raised bands on spine, gilt titles & floral tooling in compartments; front & back covers feature an inlaid, intersecting band in red morocco leather with laurel-leaf tooling, scallop-shell & ribbons; framing coats-of-arms which are also inlaid in blue, olive & red leathers (and red, olive & white on back cover), and richly gilt to form the Ruf (Rueff) arms on the front & Eddy arms on the back cover; four, double-lined gilt borders, dotted gilt line on cover edges; interior covers are doublures with wide, blue leather turn-ins with gilt borders, floral tooling; framing a central panel of red crushed morocco leather with five roses inlaid in white leather & gilt stems & leaves in the center of the panel; light blue, watered-silk endpapers, multicolored silk headbands; all edges gilt. In a sturdy (10 1/4" x 13 1/8") slipcase, which is covered in a blue, leather-grained, pebbled cloth. Semi-circular tan stain on lower front cover (just visible), edges of spine, raised bands, and corners & edges of covers show some age-related wear & rubbing, otherwise this is a fine (clean, unused) copy. Slipcase (which may be later than the book) is in fine condition. No printed limitation statement, printer's name or binder's stamp visible. May be a very small, special printing, or a number of specially bound copies for presentation to family members, or a copy custom-bound for just one owner. The earlier, first edition was published by American Historical Company in 1932. Rare item. Family names in the Contents: Haight (Line One); Plantz, Eddy (Line One), Sumner, Hall, Hatch, Haight (Line Two), Hitchcock, Ross, Parmelee, Fish, Titus, Washburn, Estabrook, Bullock, Ingraham, Downer, Bishop, Grafton, Hobart, Knight, Hunt, Webster, Hosmer, Harris, Clement, West, Franklin, Royce, Lathrop, Parker, Eddy (Line Two), Rowley, Palmer, Doggett, Stowers, Hull, Munson, Merriman, Beecher, Roberts. (Most of the above families have a color printed coat-of-arms & a color printed line of descent page; several variations of spelling are given for a few of the family names on the arms or descent plates). Scan shows part of the spine & part of the front cover, with the Ruf coat-of-arms visible. Weight: 6 lbs. Postage may be extra on this item. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        MY NAME IS ARAM

      NY: Harcourt, Brace & Co., (1940) - Near Fine First Edition in its but only Very Good Don Freeman-illustrated (all corners clipped) dust jacket of this acclaimed collection of stories. This copy is dedicated and signed by the author on the front free endpaper: To Abbey Grunewald / William Saroyan [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mystery Pier Books, Inc.,ABAA, ILAB, ABA]
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        RUN OF 1,350+ DIFFERENT ISSUES OF ARGOSY / ARGOSY WEEKLY / ARGOSY ALL-STORY WEEKLY magazines

      1890s-1940s - First editions. More than 1350 different pulp and bedsheet sized magazine issues spanning the 1890s through the 1940s. Overall condition is above average, and the run is virtually complete beginning with the 1920s, but with increasing numbers of issues missing prior to that, particularly in the 1890s. [To avoid any confusion, please note that while many Edgar Rice Burroughs issues are included in the above "Argosy" series of magazines, titles such as "Under the Moons of Mars" and "Tarzan of the Apes" are not present because they were published in a different "All-Story" series of magazines specifically entitled The All-Story Magazine / All-Story Weekly / All-Story Cavalier Weekly. The "Argosy" and "All-Story" series of magazines did not merge until 1920]. [NB: Due to the physical size/weight of this item, unless other arrangements regarding potential transportation are mutally agreed to, this item is available on a "pick-up" only basis]. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Basné O Vazbach (Poëmes sur les reliures)

      Praze (Prague), Orbis, 1940, 1940. Reliure à dos plat constitué de maroquin brun havane dans sa partie basse et de chagrin brun en partie haute, titre doré en long. Plats plaqués d'une ronce de bois clair. Cette reliure n'est pas signée (comme souvent en Tchéquie) elle est certainement l'œuvre du relieur A. Jirout.. 14,5/23 cm, 30 pp.. L'édition originale clandestine de ces poèmes fut publiée non illustrée, en 1936, pour le cinquième jubilé de l'atelier de A. Jirout. Notre exemplaire est donc la première édition illustrée, tirée à petit nombre et offerte aux amis de A. Jirout, la typographie est de Styrsky, elle est illustrée d'un Frontispice de karel Svolinsky et de deux dessins de Jiri Jaska, les deux finement aquarellés. On trouve en préambule une lettre de René Kieffer à A. Jirout, un texte d'André Breton, suivent les textes des plus grands poëtes de l'avant-garde tchèque, proches du poëtisme et ensuite de Devestil, Frantisek Halas, Josef Hora, jindrich Horejsi, Frantisek Hrubin, Zdenek Kalista, Vitezslav Nezval, Bohumil Novak, Jaroslav seifert, Jan Zahradnicek, Vilem Zavada. Très bel état, rarissime.

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        Basné O Vazbach (Poëmes sur les reliures).

      Praze (Prague), Orbis, 1940 - 14,5/23 cm, 30 pp. Reliure à dos plat constitué de maroquin brun havane dans sa partie basse et de chagrin brun en partie haute, titre doré en long. Plats plaqués d'une ronce de bois clair. Cette reliure n'est pas signée (comme souvent en Tchéquie) elle est certainement l'œuvre du relieur A. Jirout. L'édition originale clandestine de ces poèmes fut publiée non illustrée, en 1936, pour le cinquième jubilé de l'atelier de A. Jirout. Notre exemplaire est donc la première édition illustrée, tirée à petit nombre et offerte aux amis de A. Jirout, la typographie est de Styrsky, elle est illustrée d'un Frontispice de karel Svolinsky et de deux dessins de Jiri Jaska, les deux finement aquarellés. On trouve en préambule une lettre de René Kieffer à A. Jirout, un texte d'André Breton, suivent les textes des plus grands poëtes de l'avant-garde tchèque, proches du poëtisme et ensuite de Devestil, Frantisek Halas, Josef Hora, jindrich Horejsi, Frantisek Hrubin, Zdenek Kalista, Vitezslav Nezval, Bohumil Novak, Jaroslav seifert, Jan Zahradnicek, Vilem Zavada. Très bel état, rarissime. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Traits et Caractères]
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        "Cunard to Canada..."

      [circa 1940]. (Poster) Very good. Litho. 41" X 25"..

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        The Beloved Returns: Lotte in Weimar

      SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. NY: Knopf, 1940. Limited edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good . Slipcase is in Good condition. There is some darkening to the front of the dust jacket. There is a protective mylar cover. LIMITED EDITION, number 293 of 395.

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        The Last Ditch

      Dublin: The Cuala Press,, 1940. Octavo. Original white cloth backed blue boards, printed paper label to spine, titles to upper board in black, blue endpapers. With the glassine dust jacket. Lightly rubbed at extremities. An excellent copy in the chipped and frayed glassine jacket. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Ordonnance médicale originale du docteur Marcel PETIOT + 1 photographie originale de Marcel PETIOT à son procès + 1 photographie originale signée de Michel SERRAULT dans son rôle au cinéma du docteur PETIOT.

      S.n. 1940 - 3 documents originaux de ou sur le Docteur Marcel PETIOT présentés dans un cadre sous-verre à fond pourpre, entourage bois noir et doré ( 620 X 420 mm ).- Ordonnance médicale gynécologique originale signée du Docteur Marcel PETIOT et datée du 10 mars 1940 au format 200 X 170 mm, trés lisible et en bel état.- 1 photographie originale de Marcel PETIOT à son procès ( avec en fond les tristement célèbres valises. ) de format 225 X 145 mm.- 1 photographie originale signée de Michel SERRAULT dans son rôle au cinéma du Docteur PETIOT de format 200 X 120 mm. L'ensemble de toute rareté est en trés bon état et agréablement présenté. criminologie crime [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Tiré à Part]
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        PRIMATO. Lettere e arti d'Italia. Direttori Giuseppe Bottai e Giorgio Vecchietti. 1940/1943.

      - Collezione pressochè completa, in fascicoli sciolti nella loro brossura originale, comprendente: a. I (1940) dal n. 1 (marzo) al n. 20 (dicembre '40); a. II dal n. 1 (gennaio) al n. 24 (dicembre '41); a. III dal n. 1 (gennaio) al n. 24 (dicembre '42); a. Collezione pressochè completa, in fascicoli sciolti nella loro brossura originale, comprendente: a. I (1940) dal n. 1 (marzo) al n. 20 (dicembre '40); a. II dal n. 1 (gennaio) al n. 24 (dicembre '41); a. III dal n. 1 (gennaio) al n. 24 (dicembre '42); a. IV dal n. 1 (gennaio) al n. 14 (15 luglio '43); manca soltanto l'ultimo numero pubblicato, il 15/16 del 1-15 agosto 1943. Periodico inizialmente quindicinale e poi irregolare ebbe come collaboratori i più importanti letterati dell'epoca: Bonsanti, Brancati, Ferrata, Gadda, Gentile, Monelli, Montale, Pacin, Piovene, Valeri e altri.

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        Notholirion campanulatum.

      Dulau & Co. Ltd. / The Royal Horticultural Society. [London.] [ 1940]. - Handcolored lithograph, sheet size approximately 21 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches, matted to 25 3/4 x 18 inches. Area of the print that was exposed in the mat opening has evenly toned; otherwise very good, clean condition with bright color. This handcolored lithograph was published with Part VII of the Supplement to Henry Elwes 1880 Monograph of the Genus Lilium. This important botanical monograph highlights the extraordinary wealth of China and surrounding countries in the species Lilium. As Elwes' friend and collaborator Arthur Grove states in the introduction to the Supplement: "When Elwes prepared his Monograph about fifty species of Lilium were known to exist, and it was then the general opinion among experts that few remained to be discovered. With his customary acumen, Elwes himself expressed the view that 'The only regions from which much novelty can be expected are the Eastern Himalayas and the immense tract of unexplored and difficult mountain country which surrounds our Indian Empire on the north and east, and which lies round the head-waters of the Irrawaddy, the Bramputra, and the Yang-tse-kiang.' These words were written in 1880, some years before the botanical exploration of Western China began, and Elwes proved a wiser prophet than he knew. At that time, however, no one in England suspected that the area indicated by him was soon to prove richer in lilies than either Japan or Western North America." The first 7 parts of the Supplement were issued between 1933 and 1940. These were limited to 250 copies with a total of 30 handcolored plates drawn and lithographed by Miss Lilian Snelling. The large folio size is used to great advantage to showcase this stunning bloom, with botanical details at the lower left. The habitat of this lily is noted in the text (supplied in facsimile) as being Western China, north-west Yunnan and Northern Burma.

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        TIERRA NUEVA. Revista de Letras Universitarias. Nos. 1 al 14 (Enero-Febrero de 1940 a Enero-Abril de 1942)

      Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mex. 1940-42. - ////Viñetas de Julio Prieto.///Conserva cubiertas originales. Buen estado./24x18. Todos los números en 8 volúmenes./Ofrecemos todos los números que salieron, excepto el 9-10 (número doble). La revista incluye colaboraciones de Juan Ramón Jiménez, Alfonso Reyes, F. Giner de los Ríos, Julio Torri, E. Díez-Canedo, Xavier Villaurrutia, Joaquín Xirau, Antonio Caso, Emilio Prados, Paul Valéry, J. Moreno Villa, Octavio Paz y otros./Revistas Literarias, Poesía, Ensayo Literario

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        The Hamlet

      Random House, New York 1940 - First Edition. 1 of 250 copies signed by Faulkner, this being # 142. Top edge gilt, color pictorial title-page. Patterned boards in dark cloth with the rare glassine wrapper mostly present. A fine lovely copy with ever so slight foxing to the edges. Housed in a beige clamshell case. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        THE HAMLET. Signed.

      Random House, New York 1940 - First trade edition, first issue. Very near fine copy in an about very good, first issue dustwrapper, tanned on the spine & with a measure of reinforcing restoration at the extremities. SIGNED by Faulkner on the Half Title. 8vo., black cloth, with gilt lettering to the spine & front board. Top edge stained a deep & even maroon. The dustwrapper retains the publisher's price of $2.50 in the upper right of the front flap & features a list of ten Random House fiction titles, this one among them on the rear panel as required. The first volume of the Snopes trilogy with all the correct points. Rare thus. A great copy of this classic first volume of the Snopes trilogy; a novel about the "fantastic and fascinating family named Snopes". Basis for the movie "The Long Hot Summer" with Paul Newman, Orson Wells, & Lee Remick. An attractive copy. While signed limited editions abound, signed trade editions are very uncommon as Faulkner generally refused to sign them. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Art and Industry: Independent Journal of Industrial Design. Numbers 174, 177-181, 185, 186, 189-192, 194, 196, 197, 247, 249-253, 256-258, 271, 272, 274, 276-282, 289-291, 301, 314-318, 325-329, 353-364, 373, 376-378, 380-388, 390 (1940-1958).

      London: The Studio Limited, 1940-1958 - #174, 177-181, 185, 186, 189-192, 194, 196, 247, 249-253, 256-258, 271, 272, 274, 276-282, 289-291, 301, 314-318, 325-329, 353-364, 373, 376-378, 380-388, 390, all complete issues in original pictorial or decorated soft covers, well illustrated throughout, subtitle varies, minor ownership markings passim, overall very good; PRICE IS FOR THE LOT:. Photos available upon request.

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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      Charles Scribner's Sons 1940 - First Edition, First Printing. This original dustjacket is vibrant in color and has benefitted from some professional restoration. The end result is a beautiful dustjacket with no chips or tears. The book is in excellent shape. The binding is tight, and the pages are clean, with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. An impressive first state book with the Scribner's "A" on the copyright page with light wear to the edges. A lovely copy in collector's condition!!! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        For Whom the Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemingway - First Edition

      Charles Scribner's Sons 1940 - A very good FIRST EDITION of Hemingway's best novel, FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS, published in 1940. It tells the story of Robert Jordan, a young American in the International Brigades attached to a republican guerrilla unit during the Spanish Civil War. As a dynamiter, he is assigned to blow up a bridge during an attack on the city of Segovia. Hemingway biographer Jeffrey Meyers writes that the novel is regarded as one of Hemingway's best works. This FIRST EDITION bears the 'A' on the publishers page indicating FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. The dust jacket is a First Edition jacket but not the first printing jacket. All in all a very good copy of this landmark work by one of the giants of American literature. Check out the photos. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TIEMPO DE DOLOR. Poesía - 1934-37. (Firma y dedicatoria autógrafa del autor)

      Silverio Aguirre, Madrid 1940 - 22'5x16'5, 149p, 1h, firma y dedicatoria autógrafa del autor fechada el 22 de noviembre de 1940. Rústica. Buen estado. Primera edición [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Sagasta]
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        o. T. [Flüchtlinge]. Oel auf Leinwand.

      1940 1940 - 54 x 33 cm, Links unten monogr. u. dat. FM 1940. - Frans Masereel (1889-1972) bedeutender belgischer Grafiker, Zeichner und Maler, enger Freund von Stefan Zweig, der vor allem für seine beeindruckenden, von starken Emotionen geprägten Holzschnitte bekannt ist. Er vertrat in seiner Kunst einen konsequenten Humanismus. Er stellte die Menschen in ihrer Verlorenheit und Verlassenheit in der modernen Zivilisation dar, ohne indessen als Pessimist gelten zu können. Denn gleichzeitig lieferte er Beispiele für Handlungsmöglichkeiten, um dem Menschlichen in einer sich entmenschlichenden Welt den ihm gebührenden Platz zu sichern. Beispiele hierfür sind die 80 Holzschnitte ?Das Gesicht Hamburgs? oder die 100 Holzschnitte des Zyklus ?Die Stadt? (1925). 1919 erschien seine Folge von 167 Holzschnitten ?Mein Stundenbuch?, die in Deutschland 1920 von Kurt Wolff verlegt wurde.Eine Freundschaft verband ihn mit Henry Gowa, der ihn nach Saarbrücken holte, wo er von 1947 bis 1951 die Meisterklasse für Malerei an der neugegründeten Schule für Kunst und Handwerk leitete.Frans Masereel regte am 26. September 1953 gemeinsam mit den deutschen Künstlern HAP Grieshaber, Erich Heckel, Gerhard Marcks, Ewald Mataré, Otto Pankok, Max Pechstein, Karl Rössing und anderen in Zürich an, die ?XYLON Societé Internationale des Graveurs sur Bois? zu gründen. Diese Gründung der Internationalen Vereinigung der Holzschneider XYLON wurde beschlossen und Masereel war ihr erster Präsident.1956 schuf er ein weiteres großes Holzschnittwerk, 100 Blätter unter dem Titel ?Mijn Land? 1964 erhielt Masereel den Kulturpreis des Deutschen Gewerkschaftsbundes.Eine Dauerausstellung von Masereel-Werken gibt es im Frans Masereel Centrum in Kasterlee bei Antwerpen. 3000 gr.

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        THE COMPLETE GREEK DRAMA. All the extant tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, and the Comedies of Aristophanes and Menander, in a variety of translations.

      Random House. New York. ND.,circa 1940's - Twelfth Printing. Originally published in 1938. 2 volumes. Large 8vo. (9.1 x 6.1 inches). Vol. 1. Frontis, xlviii,1186pp : Vol. 2. Frontis, vi, 1236pp. Fine copies in fine early leather bindings by Maurin. Full red morocco. Spines with four raised bands, each with a decorative floral gilt roll. Compartments ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Double ruled borders on the boards. The board edges are ruled in gilt. Turn-ins with decorative roll within double ruled gilt border. Marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt. A fine and attractive set of this major work.: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        THE LONE RANGER AND HIS HORSE SILVER PUNCH-OUT BOOK (code number 965)

      Whitman Publishing Co, Racine 1940 - (The Lone Ranger) THE LONE RANGER AND HIS HORSE SILVER PUNCH-OUT BOOK (code number 965). Racine: Whitman Publishing Co, 1940. First edition. Elephant folio - 10-1/2" x 15". Color pictorial stiff cardboard cover and 4 single-sided pages, all with beautiful color punch-outs of The Lone Ranger, Tonto, Silver, Scout, boy pal "Bud", Indians, outlaws, horses and other animals. Unused and unpunched with all punch-outs remaining intact. Lightest trace of aging at edges. Interior pages have scattered aging. Still an excellent file copy quality copy. As nice as these come. Only about a dozen copies are known of this rare book. The condition of the book is NEAR FINE. Rare [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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