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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]

      [Bookseller: Other Worlds Bookstore]
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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"..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Palatina]
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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]

      [Bookseller: MDS BOOKS]
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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]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Wallace & Clark, Booksellers]
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        THE SO BLUE MARBLE

      Duell, Sloan & Pearce, Inc., New York 1940 - New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, Inc., 1940. First edition. The author's first novel, concerning an actress who finds herself caught between her ex-husband and a pair of murderous twins. Selected by Howard Haycraft and Ellery Queen for inclusion in their "Reader's List of Detective Story Cornerstones." Small octavo. Original black cloth binding, with blue stamping. Crisp, tight, and unread. The dust jacket is price-clipped and ever so slightly rubbed; else exceedingly fine - a once in a lifetime example of this scarce high spot of mystery fiction. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book Shop, LLC - ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Poet in New York and Other Poems.

      New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. - First Edition, 1940. First American Edition. True First Edition, preceding all others, issued just a few weeks in advance of the Mexican Edition. Dull pumpkin orange cloth boards, gilt-stamped at spine, brown topstain, fore- and bottom edges untrimmed, in a tan dustwrapper with New York skyline cameo on front panel. Book is Very Good, offsetting to endpapers from jacket flaps, in a nearly Very Good jacket, not price-clipped, gently rubbed, with tiny chipping to spine-ends, small scrapes and scattered spotting along spine panel. Bi-lingual text, with translation into English by Rolfe Humphries, brief Introduction and closing Biographical Note by Hershel Brickell. 209pp. One of the great rarities of Modernist Literature. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Radiation Theories of Tomonaga, Schwinger and Feynman in Physical Review Volume 75, No. 3, February 1, 1949, pp. 486-502

      FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS of the first of Dyson's two papers proving the equivalence of three seemingly different approaches to quantum field theory: "Feynman's space-time approach to quantum electrodynamics [QED] and the more conventional, yet equally brilliant, canonical approach of Schwinger" (The Conceptual Comopletion and Extensions of Quantum Mechanics, 1099). Like Schwinger's, Tomonaga's approach was more operator method based; in truth they had independently produced nearly the same theories of renormalized QED. "Dyson saw early on, perhaps more explicitly than did [the physicists], the connection between the methodologies" (ibid). & & In the 1930s when ultraviolet divergences were first discovered in QED, many physicists believed that the fundamental principles of physics had to be altered to eliminate [or renormalize] the divergences. In the late 1940's Bethe, Feynman, Schwinger, Tomonaga, and Dyson proposed a program of 'renormalization' that gave finite and physically sensible results by absorbing the divergences into redefinitions of physical quantities". It was Dyson who came to understand the connections between the various approaches and his work proved equivalence among the differing efforts. & & In this paper, "Dyson started from the Tomonaga-Schwinger equation which makes reference to the interaction representation. He then gave a perturbative solution to that equation for the time-evolution operator in powers of the interaction Hamiltonian. This expansion is, in general, only possible for that part of the interaction referring to the coupling of matter to the radiation field. He then went on to contrast and relate the approaches of Schwinger and Feynman" (ibid 1100). Dyson was able to "successfully construct the missing bridge between the two and showed that the latter can be derived from the former" (Brandt, Harvest of the Century, 328). In the second Dyson paper published later in 1949, Dyson went on to adapt Heisenberg's S-Matrix to predict scattering of electrons, positrons and photons in QED. & & About QED, Dyson would later write: "It is the only field in which we can choose a hypothetical experiment and predict the result to five places of decimals confident that the theory takes into account all the factors that are involved. Quantum electrodynamics gives us a complete description of what an electron does; therefore in a certain sense it gives us an understanding of what an electron is. It is only in quantum electrodynamics that our knowledge is so exact that we can feel we have some grasp of the nature of an elementary particle" (Schweber 1994a, 568). CONDITION & DETAILS: CONDITION & DETAILS: Lancaster: American Institute of Physics. 4to. 10.5 x 7.75 inches (262 x 194mm). Bound in original wraps. Very faint library stamps on the front and rear wrap as well as the first page; literally the stamps are very difficult to even see. Otherwise fine condition in every way.

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        The Long Winter

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1940. First Edition, First Printing, in a later state dust jacket. In Very Good condition. Cloth shows light edge wear at corners and spine ends. Light vertical line of wear to the center of the spine. The dust jacket shows light rubbing and light soiling. A very lovely copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Walt Disney’s Fantasia

      1940. first edition. What I Like Best In Fantasia"Inscribed by Walt Disney to Irene Kanelstein[[DISNEY, Walt]. TAYLOR, Deems. Walt Disney's Fantasia. With a Foreword by Leopold Stokowski. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940. First edition. Boldly inscribed by Walt Disney to Irene [Kanelstein] at the end of the Foreword "To Irene / With My / Best Wishes / Walt Disney / [flourish]". Folio (12 11/16 x 9 1/2 in; 322 x 242 mm). 157, [1] pp. Profusely illustrated in color and black and white, including sixteen tipped-in color plates. Publishers pale gray cloth, front cover and spine decoratively lettered in blue, red pictorial endpapers. Inner hinges a little shaken, small stain on front inner-hinge, some minor wear to spine tail, lower corners and board edges. Small stain on top corner edge of text block (not affecting pages). Original color pictorial dust-jacket with minor wear to spine extremities and edges. A very good copy of Fantasia in a very good dust jacket with very interesting inscription.Walt Disney inscribed several copies of Fantasia, almost always on the copyright page (verso of the title-page), but in this particular copy he has inscribed at the end of the Foreword, evidently to tie-in the text thereon which specifically mentions Bach, Beethoven and Stokowski with the text of Irene Kanelsteins winning letter."Boro Girl Wins Music Federation Essay Contest. For her interpretation and appreciation of the music in Walt Disney's "Fantasia," a 13 1/3 year-old Brooklyn junior high school student, Irene Kanelstein, of 104 Tapscott St., yesterday won first prize in the essay contest sponsored by the New York Federation of Music Clubs, in co-operation with the Music Teachers Association of the Public Schools. Mrs. Edmund H. Cahill, president of the Federation, presented the prize, an autographed Walt Disney drawing in color, valued at $300, at a special ceremony at the Broadway Theater. Miss Kanelstein is a student in the 9A at Arthur Somers Junior High School. The contest for the best essay on "What I Like Best in Fantasia" was a feature of National Music Week," and students in the city's junior high school took part. Liked Music Best. "What I like best in Fantasia was the music, "Miss Kanelstein wrote in her prize essay. "It wasn't like any ordinary concert. It was the music of the ever great Bach and Tchaikowsky, Dukas, Stravinsky, Beethoven, Ponchelli, Moussorgsky and Schubert, painted on canvas. Never before in my life have I heard of such a thing, and there I was, lost like a cloud in the blue heavens, amidst it all… Moussorgsky's malignant music was echoing death throughout 'Night on Bald Mountain', but still with the thought in mind of the work of three great men, Walt Disney, Leopold Stokowski and Moussorgsky put into this selection. I found 'Bald Mountain' the most fascinating on the program. The music reeked with Death; it howled shrieked and thundered Evil. I felt as if I was one of the devils, leaping through fire, and flying with skeletons until those demoniac creatures disappeared and I was once again one of the audience. Then as an angel flying gracefully through the air, covering all the evil that lay in "Bald Mountain," came Schubert's beautiful "Ave Maria" which sung of peace and hope and life, and left the sacred beauty of "Ave Maria" to linger in my mind forever. Music is a universal language and as long as we have such men as Leopold Stokowski to conduct the music, and Walt Disney to paint the music, the musical world will live forever." (The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 13th June, 1941).

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        Oeuvres completes.

      Lausanne, Mermod, 1940-41; 1954 (Bd.21-23); 1956-59 (Lettres).. 20 Bde. u. Band 21-23 u. "Lettres 1900-1918; 1919-1947" in zus. 25 Bänden. 23x17 cm. Je ca. 300 S., seitlich unbeschnitten. Neuere Halbpergamentbände mit schönem Bezugspapier, grünes Rückenschild mit goldgepr. Rückentitel.. Exemplar I der ersten 50 römisch numerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe (Gesamt 1568 num.Ex.) auf "Papier Hollande van Gelder"fon (GA 1568 Ex.), die ersten 20 Bde. von Ramuz im Impressum voll signiert. - Die Ergänzungsbände und das Album in den franz. Tadelloses Exemplar der ersten Werkausgabe Ramuz. Komplett mit den später erschienenen 3 Ergänzungsbänden (Band 21-23). Dabei: 2 Bände "Lettres" erschienen 1956-1959 in der Editions Clairefontaine, Lausanne mit Texten von Ernest Ansermet, Adrien Body und Gonzague de Reynold (Lettres 1900-1918) und Editions "Les Chantres" mit Texten von Andre Chamson, Jean Marie Dynoyer und Gustave Roud (Lettres 1919-1947). - Schönes, dekoratives, einheitlich gebundenes Exemplar, praktisch unberührt.

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        Perfect Babe Ruth signature on a diploma to a youngster who attended Academy of Sport classes at the 1940 New York World?s Fair and intended ?to practice the ideals of Sportsmanship and Clean Competition??

      Document Signed ?Babe Ruth? as Instructor in Baseball and ?Christy Walsh? as Director of Sports ?" New York World?s Fair, one page, 11? x 8.5?. New York, October 16, 1940. Minor flaws at edges. Fine condition.The text is printed in black on a light background of the symbols of the 1939-1940 New York World?s Fair, the Trylon and the Perisphere, and the year ?1940.? In full, ?This is to Certify that / [name is not filled in] / attended instruction at the / Academy of Sport / New York World?s Fair / and he is hereby commended for his interest in Sport and his / intentions to practice the ideals of Sportsmanship and Clean / Competition as exemplified by the Baseball and / Football leaders who have instructed him.? Ruth has signed above ?Instructor in Baseball? and Walsh above ?Director of Sports ?" New York World?s Fair.? There is no signature above ?Instructor in Football.? The date ?October 16, 1940? is printed at the lower left. Christy Walsh was also Babe Ruth?s longtime agent.

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        Batista, on his first day in office as President of Cuba, writes the President of Bolivia of his election

      Manuscript Letter of State Signed with his official signature ?F ByZ,? as President of Cuba and ?J.M. Cortina? as Foreign Minister, 1p, 10.25? x 14?. Presidential Palace, Havana, October 10, 1940. To General Enrique Peñaranda, President of Bolivia. Slight tears at right edge, two horizontal folds. Blind embossed Seal of the Republic of Cuba at lower center. Fine condition.In Spanish, not translated. On his first day in office, President Fulgencio Batista y Zaldivar writes to the President of Bolivia, General Enrique Peñaranda, that he has been elected President of Cuba for the four year term of office, from 1940-1944. Countersigned by José Manuel Cortina (1880-1970), Cuba?s Foreign Minister (1936-1937, 1940-1942).

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        The Works

      Cambridge: W. Heffer and Sons Limited,, [c.1940]. Pride and Prejudice; Sense and Sensibility; Northanger Abbey; Persuasion; Mansfield Park; Emma; Lady Susan and The Watsons. 7 volumes, octavo. Contemporary red quarter morocco, red cloth boards, titles to spines gilt, top edges gilt, red bound silk bookmarks. Spines evenly darkened, minor wear to corners, a few small scuff marks to occasionally slightly sunned boards, bookmarks of three volumes torn and loosely inserted. Short crack to top of front inner hinge of Mansfield Park. Otherwise an excellent set. Complete set of the Adelphi Edition of Austen's works. This edition was originally published by Martin Secker in 1930.

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        PHYLON THE ATLANTA UNIVERSITY REVIEW OF RACE & CULTURE

      Atlanta, GA. First Quarter 1940 through Second Quarter 1954.. I:1-4; II:2-4; V:2; VI:1,2,4; VII:1,2; IX:1,3,4; X:3; XI:2,3; XII:1,2,4; XIII:1-4; XIV:1-4; and XV:2. Thirty-one issues (of fifty-eight in sequence). Large octavo. Printed wrappers. Occasional plates and photographs. Wrappers a bit frayed at overlap edges, frequent staple rust, five spines show surface erosion at toes, several spines darkened, two upper wrappers rather soiled, some foxing to occasional plates; but generally good to very good. Edited initially by W.E.B. Du Bois, W.S. Braithwaite, et al. A substantial, albeit broken, run of these early years of one of the most significant periodicals of its times focusing on the political, social and artistic issues relevant to African Americans, as well as Blacks throughout the world. Contributors include the editors, Dodson, Hughes, S. Brown, J.M. Brewer, A. Locke, W.G. Smith, R. Hayden, C. McKay, et al.

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        Security Analysis: Principles and Technique

      New York: McGraw-Hill, 1940. First Printing of the Second Edition in a very scarce dust jacket. The boards are Near Fine, with contents Fair, in a Very Good dust jacket. Cloth is well preserved, with a few faint scuffs, light wear to spine. The pages show sporadic spotting, and evidence of erased pencil markings throughout, with a few tears and imperfections. The dust jacket shows edge wear, chipping, soiling, and tanning, with light insect wear to spine and rear panel; stray pencil mark to rear panel. Presents well. Extremely scarce in original dust jacket.

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        Horton Hatches the Egg

      Random House, 1940. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. New York: Random House, 1940: Signed. Printing unstated, therefore not a first printing. In dust jacket with price intact. Signed by Dr. Seuss on the verso of the front free end paper, inscribed to a previous owner. In Very Good condition. Pages show light signs of handle and offsetting from print. Boards are lightly soiled and lightly worn at the corners. The dust jacket shows light chipping and edge wear, chipping to spine ends, light soiling and wear along the folds. A lovely copy. Signed.

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        A STUDY OF THE CHINESE PAINTINGS IN COLLECTION OF ADA SMALL MOORE.

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

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