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        [Archive]: New York American Basketball Club. Letter File No. 1 Beginning August 9, 1940

      Card wrappers brad bound at the top. File of correspondence between 1940 and 1942 including original correspondence, retained carbon copies, original responses, some early-format photocopied responses, telegrams, and mimeographed flyers. Nearly 40 separate items in total. Modest soiling on the wrappers, very good or better. Files for a fairly serious traveling basketball club sponsored by a YMCA. The correspondence includes details of the teams travels, correspondence about arranging games, and responses from notables who have been made honorary members of the team including photocopies of acceptances from Fierello LaGuardia and an assistant to F.D.R. and a typed letter signed by T.L. Rowan on 10 Downing Street stationary on behalf of Winston Churchill in November 1941 (when presumably he had other things to do) stating, in part: "While Mr. Churchill is grateful to you for your kindness in wishing to make him a member of your Club, he regrets that he must ask you to excuse him from accepting." One can only imagine what strides Mr. Churchill might have made in his basketball career had he only accepted.

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        WAYSIDE AND WOODLAND SERIES - A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE THE ORIGINAL PAINTINGS USED IN WAYSIDE AND WOODLAND TREES

      London: Warne, 1940. London: Warne. Fine. 1940. Hardcover. 8vo The complete suite of 24 superb original watercolour drawings reproduced in Wayside and Woodland Trees. These plates by Dorothy Fitchew first appeared in Edward Step's New Edition of 1940 and reused in Edlin's New Edition of 1964, (reprinted 1971) and in all the interim reprints. "Trees" is one of the cornerstone's of the Wayside and Woodland series and the plates, spanning a 30-year publishing history have assumed an iconic status, particularly that of the Hawthorn, which featured on every Trees jacket for much of this period (albeit often applied upside-down). The paintings are beautifully and finely executed, each essentially a "miniature" of outstanding quality and composition, and so much better than the reproductions in the book would suggest. Dorothy Fitchew was a professional artist/illustrator of the old school who was trained to draw and could draw, and was expected to be versatile and was versatile. She painted figures, portraits, landscapes, children's illustrations and butterflies, though she is now best know for her botanical illustration. As well as private commissions, she illustrated numerous books including Wild Flowers at a Glance by Mabel Colebrooke Carey, J.M. Dent, 1949; Collins Pocket Guide to Wild Flowers by David McClintock and R.S.R. Fitter, Collins, 1965; Collins Pocket Guide to the Sea Shore by John H. Barrett, and C. M. Yonge, Collins 1958. Along with Roland Green and F. W. Frohawk, Dorothy Fitchew illustrated a series of educational wallcharts for Macmillan in the early 1940s. The Natural History Museum, London hold a number of Dorothy Fitchew drawings in their collections. We believe that this important suite of original paintings from the Wayside and Woodland series, should stay together and therefore in the first instance are offering them as a single collection. .

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        Die Ehrenzeichen des Deutschen Reiches,

      . Berlin, Verlag Uniformen-Markt O. Dietrich, 1940, Ganzleineneinband, 560 Seiten, 32 Tafeln, Zustand 2 (T360).

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        Upland Game Shooting

      Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Co, [1940]. Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Co, [1940]. First edition, no. 6 of 124 numbered copies, signed by the author. 8vo. With 10 color plates after paintings by Lynn Bogue Hunt and numerous illustrations from drawings by the artist. 450 pp. Original burgundy pebbled morocco, gilt, t.e.g. by Alfred Oldach & Sons, Philadelphia. Spine toned to brown (faint traces of rubbing). Custom half morocco slipcase and chemise. Biscotti P-4-D ("one of the finest pre-war upland hunting books that can be obtained") . Anecdotal in tone and rich in content, Upland Game Shooting includes illustrations by Lynn Bogue Hunt at the peak of his artistic ability. In the section of The Borzoi Books for Sportsmen dealing with the Penn Publishing Company, Biscotti writes, "one of the most splendid sporting books ever produced." Uncommon

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        QUICK SERVICE

      Jenkins , 1940. Jenkins , 1940. First edition, first issue. Original orange cloth with black lettering (McIlvaine's secondary binding) in pictorial dustwrapper. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper, which just shows a little wear to the spine ends but is a bright and attractive example. McIlvaine A63a2

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        A Collection of Nine Letters to Arturo Toscanini from Various Musicians, Conductors and Colleagues of Note

      N/A, 1940. N/A. LOOSE_LEAF. S.p., s.d. A collection of nine letters to Arturo Toscanini from his colleagues. These letters were found inside various scores and sheet music in the Toscanini estate. A wonderful collection. Contains the following items: 1) Typed Letter, Signed, from Harold Byrns to Arturo Toscanini. New York, 1942. A typed letter, signed, from Harold Byrns to Arturo Toscanini. Byrns presents Toscanini with a score of his orchestral adaptation of Smetana's "Bohemian Dance Suite." He thanks Toscanini for his approval of the work, and says that this approval provided him with a great sense of relaxation throughout the publishing process. He goes on to mention some upcoming orchestral engagements with the London Symphony Orchestra. Text in Italian. Small note on top of page from the estate noting that the letter was found in the score, with a mark in ink in the text to note said score. Otherwise in excellent condition. 2) Typed Letter from Associated Music Publishers to Arturo Toscanini. New York, 1949. A small letter from Carl Miller, a publisher at Associated Music Publishers, written to the great Arturo Toscanini. Miller presents Toscanini with Ernest Lubin's orchestral transcription, A Purcell Suite, which had just been released. Miller says that Lubin had especially wanted Toscanini to have a copy. Sent to Toscanini at his NBC office. Small note in pencil at top of page and in body of letter from the estate noting that the letter was found inside Lubin's score. 3) Manuscript Letter from Max Reiter to Arturo Toscanini. San Antonio, 1948. Reiter presents Toscanini with a score for an overture. He goes on to discuss the work of Cimarossa and recent performances in Italy. Small note at top of letter stating that the letter was found inside Reiter's score, with a small mark in text to denote the score, otherwise in excellent condition with minimal wear. Original envelope provided, addressed to Toscanini at his residence in Riverdale, New York. 4) Typed Letter from Domenico Savino to Arturo Toscanini. New York, 1945. In Italian. The letter is written on Robbins Music Corporation stationary. Savino presents Toscanini with the scores to Frank Black's "Panorama" and Paul Whiteman's "American Concerto." He states that Toscanini's approval of the works - which he discussed with him briefly after a concert - brought him unimaginable joy. He says that he he has waited until this moment to send a presentable score rather than one in manuscript. Small note from the estate and mark in body of letter stating that the letter was found inside Whiteman's "American Concerto" score, otherwise in excellent condition. 5) Manuscript Letter from Adolf Busch to Arturo Toscanini. S.p., s.d. An undated manuscript letter from Adolf Busch to Arturo Toscanini, probably circa 1954. In the letter, Busch wishes Toscanini good wishes for the coming years, stating "the world needs you more than ever." He goes on to thank him "for all the beauty in music we had through you in the past years." Our best guess would be that Busch wrote the letter surrounding the occasion of Toscanini's retirement in 1954, though there is no date anywhere on the note. From the Toscanini estate, where it was found in the score of Busch's "Three Etudes." Excellent condition overall with minimal wear. Small note in pencil on the included envelope, which states the origins of the note. 6) Manuscript Letter from Carlton Cooley to Arturo Toscanini. Stockton, New Jersey, 1956. A wonderful letter from Carlton Cooley to "Maestro", thanking him for a gift of a Berlioz recording. Cooley goes on to state "I need hardly mention how sorry I feel that I can no longer play with you. What a shame that, as time passes, one could not become younger and so continue to make beautiful music! The seventeen years with you remain the high light of my orchestral life - never to be forgotten." The letter is three pages long, on small paper with Cooley's "Dicarnel" letterhead. Cooley was the principal violist in Toscanini's NBC Symphony Orchestra from 1937 to 1954. Excellent condition overall, with a small mark in ink at the top. 7) Autograph Letter from Robert Casadesus to Arturo Toscani. Princeton, 1940. A 5 x 7 card with text on recto only. Casadesus expresses his profound admiration for Toscanini and offers him a copy of his String Quartet No. 2. He wishes Toscanini well for his upcoming trip to South America and wishes health to Madame Toscanini. In French. 8) Autograph Letter, Signed, from Pina Carmirelli to Arturo Toscanini. Rome, 1951. In Italian. Carmirelli discusses the work of Boccherini. She recalls that a night spent performing for Toscanini was one of the happiest events of her life. Found inside Carmirelli's arrangement of Boccherini's Quintet in F Major. Carmirelli asks Toscanini for an endorsement of her arrangement. Excellent condition, with note from the estate noting its origins. Includes envelope. 9) Typed Letter from Foetisch Freres to Arturo Toscanini. Lausanne, 1948. A typed letter from a publisher at Foetisch Freres written to Arturo Toscanini on company letterhead. The letter was sent to Toscanini at his Via Durini residence in Milan. The publisher presents Toscanini with a complementary copy of Honegger's Nicolas de Flue, and extends his best wishes for the maestro's health as well as that of his wife. Signed by the publisher, somewhat illegibly. Small amount of writing on top of page noting that the letter was found inside a score, with another mark next to the name of the score in the body of the letter. A wonderful and very unique collection of correspondence. Please contact us for additional pictures or information about this collection. . Very Good. 1940. First Edition.

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        CHEVROLET 1941. We Invite You to Look Behind This Great Trade Mark. [Cover title]

      Detroit: General Motors Corporation, Chevrolet Motor Division, (1940).. Detroit:: General Motors Corporation, Chevrolet Motor Division,. (1940).. Oblong format: 9" x 11". 1st printing. 79, [1] pp. Graduated tabbed fore-edge, identifying the divers sections, e.g., 'Detail Design', 'Body Design', & 'Vacuum Power Gearshift'.. White plastic comb-bound color-illustrated card-stock paper covers, w/ die-cut images to front cover, former dealer stamp on pocket of front cover for W.E. Caldwell, A.E. Nugent Chevrolet, La Brea, Los Angeles, CA.. Some edgewear, rubbing, very minor stain to foot of spine, occasional. creasing to interior flaps. Withal, a VG copy of this rare catalogue.. Here offered is a Chevrolet dealerÕs showroom sample catalogue for the 1941 passenger cars. These included the Special DeLuxe Sport Sedan, Business Coupe, Cabriolet, Five-passenger Coupe, Town Sedan, and Station Wagon Woody. The 1941 Chevrolet Special DeLuxe and Master DeLuxe lineup were a sensation from the day they were introduced, reflecting Harley EarlÕs Art and Colour section entirely redesigning the Chevrolet to resemble the costlier General Motors Buick lineup. The wheelbase was stretched to 116 inches, interior space was much larger, the running boards were concealed, & the headlamps were blended into the fenders. In addition, the engine was heavily redesigned with a higher compression ratio raising horsepower from 85 to 90, new pistons were fitted, valves, rocker arms, and water pump were all reworked. The engine was called the Victory Six in homage to the war raging in Europe. This catalogue offers a beautiful example of pre-War paper engineering and colour printing, and one of the most lavish dealer albums General Motors produced. . Over 100 colour illustrations, text illustrations, diagrams (many in 1 or 2 colours, some black & white), including 6 flap overlays, four 3-dimensional pop-up dealer advertisements, 5 elaborate and detailed paper-engineered moveable models for the shifting, brakes, suspension, engine, and more, 1941 paint samples in rear.

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        SERIE DI 7 DIPINTI ALL'ACQUARELLO DI ARGOMENTO SATIRICO SUL FASCISMO E IL PERIODO BELLICO

      1940-1945 ca.Serie di 7 dipinti su carta, tutti bianchi al verso tranne uno che contiene un disegno a matita raffigurante un tornio e la scritta CONPER VIA CESANA 31 TORINO. Le tavole sono dipinte all'acquarello e nei contorni delle immagini il tratto è a china; ogni soggetto è inquadrato entro filetto nero a china. I dipinti, a carattere satirico - caricaturale, raffigurano varie scene delle conseguenze disastrose del fascismo e della guerra sulla popolazione; di forte e cercato contrasto le immagini che rappresentano distruzione, disperazione o paziente rassegnazione delle popolazioni, rispetto alle numerose scritte inneggianti il Duce e il fascismo: espressione dell'aspetto tragi - comico dell'epoca. Di particolare interesse, in quanto colloca i dipinti in ambito torinese, l'immagine in cui compare il Monte dei Cappuccini; curiosa ed interessante la rappresentazione della stazione ferroviaria. Biscaretti fu noto disegnatore tecnico, giornalista e illustratore, fondatore del Museo dell'Automobile di Torino nel 1938, fu capo ufficio stampa dell'Itala tra il 1916 e il 1930. Realizzò vari manifesti pubblicitari, piacevoli e divertenti, distinguendosi nei disegni per case automobilistiche. Fece parte del gruppo che espose alla Prima Esposizione di Caricatura ed Umorismo (1914), dove venne anche premiato. I sette dipinti non recano alcuna firma nè altra indicazione, ma l'attribuzione è certa in quanto la serie proviene dall'ambito famigliare dell'artista, inoltre, il disegno tecnico, retrostante a uno dei dipinti, corrisponde ai canoni dell'artista, ed i confronti rilevati sostengono l'attribuzione. Esemplari in eccellenti condizioni conservative.  

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        A Catalogue of Rare Chinese Jade Carvings compiled by Stanley Charles Nott with an introduction by Lieut. General Sir Sydney Lawford, K.C.B. Illustrated by Forty-four Plates from Original Photographs, 1940

      Florida: The House of Jade, 1940.. Florida:: The House of Jade,. 1940.. Limited edition. Hardcover. Very good overall. Nott [1902-1969] was a fine arts dealer and student of G.I. Gurdjieff. 1st & limited edition, published by The House of Jade, 107-109 North County Road, Palm Beach, Florida. Limited edition - this copy numbered 900 from an unspecified limitation. This exhibition was the official "The House of Jade's" Charity Drive for the 1941 Palm Beach Season for the funds of The American Red Cross and the British War Relief. Contains detailed scholarly descriptions of jade carvings from Chinese dynasties dating from 1766 B.C. to 1912 A.D. 4to, 185pp., 44 plates, original green cloth binding in very good condition with fading titles. Binding is tight. Interior very clean, printed on a heavyweight uncoated stock, with plates on a glossy stock. Spine is bumped at top, rubbed at bottom.

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        Brief mit eigenh. Nachschrift und U. New York City, 23. XII. 1940. 4°. 1 Seite.

      . . An die Übersetzerin und Germanistin Anna Jacobson. Bittet von einer Übersetzung des "Schweiger" abzusehen, "da das Stueck szt. hier gespielt wurde und die vorhandene, wenn auch ungedruckte Ubersetzung geschuetzt ist [ ] Ihr immer treu ergebener Werfel." Erwähnt Franz J. Horch, Kurt Wolff u. Dr. Shuster. Eigenh. Nachschrift: schlägt vor, "Reich Gottes in Böhmen" zu übersetzen, "Ich glaube, man könnte das Stück anbringen. Ich bin Ihnen sehr dankbar für den schönen Nachmittag und alles, was Sie für mich getan haben. Immer der Ihre F. W." - 1 schwacher Braunfleck.

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        Farewell, My Lovely

      New York: Knopf, 1940 New York: Knopf, 1940. First Edition; advance reading copy in wrappers. Haycraft-Queen cornerstone, and, in the opinion of many, his best book. Only minute wear; a fine copy with the review slip laid in. In a custom full morocco box.

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc. ]
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        Farewell My Lovely.

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940 - Octavo. Original salmon cloth, titles to board and spine in blue, top edge blue. With the dust jacket. Spine gently rolled, extremities a little rubbed. An excellent copy in a lightly rubbed and very slightly edge-chipped jacket with slight tanning to edges of flaps and the verso and light dampstaining to foot of spine panel. First edition, first printing, of Chandler's second novel. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        For Whom The Bell Tolls

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940.. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. First Edition. Octavo, original beige cloth. Fine in a very good first issue dust jacket without the photographer's name on the rear panel, with some light chipping to the foot of the spine and overall wear. For Whom the Bell Tolls combines two of the author's recurring obsessions: war and personal honor. "This is the best book Ernest Hemingway has written, the fullest, the deepest, the truest. It will, I think, be one of the major novels of American literature… Hemingway has struck universal chords, and he has struck them vibrantly" (J. Donald Adams).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        WIND IN THE WILLOWS.|THE

      New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1940. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1940. cloth-backed paper-covered boards, top edge gilt, slipcase. Limited Editions Club. small 4to. cloth-backed paper-covered boards, top edge gilt, slipcase. 244, (2) pages. With an Introduction by A.A. Milne & Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Limited to 2020 numbered copies signed by the designer, Bruce Rogers (LEC S-7 SPECIAL PUBLICATIONS; Great & Good Books, A Bibliographical Catalogue of the Limited Editions Club, A17). Printed at the Walpole Printing Office (of Peter Beilenson). The Rackham illustrations are in full color and are printed on a different paper stock and mounted on separate pages. With extra mounted print loosely inserted which has printing information on the back. Slipcase has wear along edges. Spine of book age slightly age darkened with a few spots.

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        La Valse Gregorienne. Quatre Poemes de Georges Hugnet. [Piano-vocal score]

      [Paris] [1940]. Folio. Dark orange printed wrappers with an original lithographic design by Picasso in black ink to upper. 4 pp. facsimile of the composer's autograph manuscript: I Les Ecrevisses; II Grenadine; III La Rosee; IV Le Wagon Immobile. Wrappers slightly worn and partially separated at spine.. First Edition. Rare. Written in Paris in 1927 but not published until 1940. The poet Georges Hugnet solicited a musical composition from Thomson for inclusion in the first issue of his poetry magazine. Picasso was asked to design the cover, however Thomas was concerned that the artist's work might eclipse his own composition: "... I asked that the cover bear only calligraphy, nothing but the title and all our names. To my relief, he did not seem to mind. Nor have I ever minded his result. On the contrary, its messy lettering makes me happy in a way that very little of his handwork does; its magic, for once, is my magic, hence a blessing, and I have never held its friendliness in doubt." Virgil Thomson by Virgil Thomson, pp. 307-308. The lithograph, while not numbered, would, in all likelihood, have been printed in a small edition, possibly 100 copies. OCLC records 3 copies only; unlocated in both the catalogue of Picasso's graphic works by Bloch and the catalogue of Picasso's illustrated books by Goeppert. Fuld: Harmonizing the Arts: Original Graphic Designs for Prined Music by World-Famous Artists, pp. 3 and 10. One of only 4 music covers executed by Picasso, and most certianly the rarest.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians]
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        The German invasion of Poland. Polish black book containing documents, authenticated reports and photographs. Preface by His Grace the archbishop of York

      Hutchinson & Co. Ltd., London and Melbourne 1940 - illus. (incl. map, facsims.) 25 cm. "Published by authority of the Centre for information and documentation of the Polish government." "This volume forms the first part of a collection of documents which constitutes the Black book of German atrocites. It contains authenticated reports on the Polish campaign of September 1939."--Verso of t.-p. Front cover detached. Back cover missing. OCLC indicates that only one library, worldwide, owns this book. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        Artistin in der Zirkusmanege. Cirque d'Hivers, Paris. Öl auf Papier auf Hartfaserplatte aufgelegt. Um 1940.

      . Oben rechts in Pinsel signiert. - Gerahmt..

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer Antiquariat und Galeri]
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        The Affair of the Circus Queen

      DODD MEAD, NEW YORK 1940 - book in good condition. cover is good but slightly detached from binding. Pages are browning and frayed. DATE PUBLISHED: 1940 EDITION: 287 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Konvolut von Manuskripten. Jeweils im Buchbinder-Handeinband. Halbleder, 6 Bände. Vier Kameraden. - Der große Kardinal. - Verkaufte Soldaten oder Verhandelte Deutsche / Ein Schifflein sah ich fahren, - Der Sonnenkönig. - Englands Weg nach Indien - Peter der Große.

      1940 ( (ca.)). 4°, Halbledereinband - Zu Halbfranzbänden gebundene Reinschriften mit nur noch wenigen Korrekturen. Erstaunlich gut lesbare Handschrift, sauber und klar. Die einzelnen Blätter mit Blei paginiert, die Korrekturen teils in Tinte (wie das Manuskript selber) teils in rotem Farbstift. Peter der Große: 249 Blatt. Der Weg nach Indien: 256 Blatt. Der Sonnenkönig: 251 Blatt. Verkaufte Soldaten oder Verhandelte Deutsche / Ein Schifflein sah ich fahren: 146 Blatt, angebunden Die Schwester des Titanen: 107 Blatt. Der große Kardinal: 306 Blatt (hier: Typoskript). Vier Kameraden.: 371 Blatt. Beiliegend: Der große Kardinal:Typoskript mit 401 Seiten in schlichtem Einband, starke Korrekturen (wohl eine Vorfassung). Die Einbände an den Rücken teil berieben, der Band Sonenkönig an den Bünden beschädigt. Der beiliegende, nicht abgebildete Band Kardinal an einer Ecke des Blocks mit kleinen Fraßspuren. Aus dem Nachlass von Karl Bartz. Karl Heinrich Josef Bartz wurde am 31.03.1900 als Sohn des Postbeamten Michael Bartz in Weismes im Elsaß geboren. Nachdem er Gymnasium und Militärdienst beendet hatte, begann er 1919 das Studium der deutschen und französischen Philologie, der Geschichte und Geographie an der Universität Bonn. 1923 promovierte er zum Doktor der Philosophie. Ab 1924 arbeitete er journalistisch für die Rheinisch-Westfälische Zeitung und den Börsencourir, dessen Chefredakteur er 1933 wurde. Seit 1935 arbeitete er als Schriftsteller und Essayist, war Mitglied des Reichsverbandes der deutschen Presse und seit 1940 auch der Reichsschrifttumskammer. Der NSDAP gehörte er nicht an, sympathisierte jedoch mit den Nationalsozialisten. Er starb am 29.01.1956. Er arbeitete auch unter dem Pseudonym Joachim Reinhardstein.

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        MAN RAY: HAND WRITTEN ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE 1941 EXHIBITION OF "IMAGINARY PORTRAIT OF A FRENCHMAN OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY" AT THE ARTIST'S HOLLYWOOD STUDIO

      Hollywood, CA. ND (1940).: Self-Published. (MAN RAY). Man Ray. MAN RAY: HAND WRITTEN ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE 1941 EXHIBITION OF "IMAGINARY PORTRAIT OF A FRENCHMAN OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY" AT THE ARTIST'S HOLLYWOOD STUDIO. Hollywood, CA. ND (1940).: Self-Published, First Edition. 12mo. Cardstock Postcard. Exhibition Announcement. Very Good. One 5 1/2 x 4 1/4" cardstock sheet printed by hand recto only, no illustrations. This is an announcement designed and printed by hand by Man Ray that was sent to friends and prospective collectors inviting them to a short-lived private viewing held at his Hollywood studio in January of 1941. On display was Man Ray's newly revised version of his 1938 masterwork "Portrait Imaginaire de D.A.F. de Sade" - the original having been left behind when the artist hastily fled Paris following the German occupation at the outbreak of World War II. The text is in the artist's hand in black ink on terracotta-colored cardstock, and reads "Man Ray is showing his imaginary portrait of a Frenchman of the eighteenth century - in his new studio - 1245 Vine Street Hollywood from 3 to 5 until January 13". This is accompanied by Man Ray's hand-stamped woodblock cartouche bearing the initials MR in black ink. A handsome example of this exceedingly uncommon ephemeral item - the only documentation of what we believe to be Man Ray's first Los Angeles exhibition - showing some slight age-toning, a few minor handling creases, and a tiny surface scratch along with a barely visible oily spot on the recto. While there is no mailing envelope to verify its provenance, this announcement was acquired by us along with a group of material that had belonged to the legendary local bookseller Jake Zeitlin who was a friend of Man Ray during his Los Angeles sojourn. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 022981&

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        Amerika

      New Directions, Norfolk, CT 1940 - A lovely Fine copy of the book with a previous owner's bookplate on the front paste-down in an about Fine dust jacket where the pink has faded tan on the spine, light wear at the spine ends and a short crack up the front flap. In general a copy that is well above average. Kafka's imaginative novel about America, despite his never visiting the country. A more optimistic, playful novel than many of his others. Fine in about Fine. dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Oeuvres completes. 23 vol.

      . Lausanne, Mermod 1940-1954. 8°. 23 Bde. Kopfgoldschnitt. Olivgrünes Ganzleder über vier erhabenen Bünden mit goldgepr. Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung und blindgepr. Innenkanten. Nr. 47 von 50 Exemplaren "sur papier de Hollande van Gelder". Die Bde. 1-20 sind von C. F. Ramuz im Colophon signiert, die Bde. 21-23 erschienen postum 1954. Sehr schönes Exemplar. -CHF 4000.00.

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        For Whom The Bell Tolls

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940.. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. First edition with the Scribners A on the copyright page. Octavo, finely rebound in full black morocco. Gilt titles to the spine, single gilt rule to the front and rear panels, top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers, raised bands to the spine. In fine condition. For Whom the Bell Tolls combines two of the author's recurring obsessions: war and personal honor. "This is the best book Ernest Hemingway has written, the fullest, the deepest, the truest. It will, I think, be one of the major novels of American literature… Hemingway has struck universal chords, and he has struck them vibrantly" (J. Donald Adams).

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        CHEVROLET 1941. We Invite You to Look Behind This Great Trade Mark. [Cover title]

      Detroit:: General Motors Corporation, Chevrolet Motor Division,. (1940).. Oblong format: 9" x 11". 1st printing. 79, [1] pp. Graduated tabbed fore-edge, identifying the divers sections, e.g., 'Detail Design', 'Body Design', & 'Vacuum Power Gearshift'.. White plastic comb-bound color-illustrated card-stock paper covers, w/ die-cut images to front cover, former dealer stamp on pocket of front cover for W.E. Caldwell, A.E. Nugent Chevrolet, La Brea, Los Angeles, CA.. Some edgewear, rubbing, very minor stain to foot of spine, occasional. creasing to interior flaps. Withal, a VG copy of this rare catalogue.. Here offered is a Chevrolet dealerÕs showroom sample catalogue for the 1941 passenger cars. These included the Special DeLuxe Sport Sedan, Business Coupe, Cabriolet, Five-passenger Coupe, Town Sedan, and Station Wagon Woody. The 1941 Chevrolet Special DeLuxe and Master DeLuxe lineup were a sensation from the day they were introduced, reflecting Harley EarlÕs Art and Colour section entirely redesigning the Chevrolet to resemble the costlier General Motors Buick lineup. The wheelbase was stretched to 116 inches, interior space was much larger, the running boards were concealed, & the headlamps were blended into the fenders. In addition, the engine was heavily redesigned with a higher compression ratio raising horsepower from 85 to 90, new pistons were fitted, valves, rocker arms, and water pump were all reworked. The engine was called the Victory Six in homage to the war raging in Europe. This catalogue offers a beautiful example of pre-War paper engineering and colour printing, and one of the most lavish dealer albums General Motors produced. . Over 100 colour illustrations, text illustrations, diagrams (many in 1 or 2 colours, some black & white), including 6 flap overlays, four 3-dimensional pop-up dealer advertisements, 5 elaborate and detailed paper-engineered moveable models for the shifting, brakes, suspension, engine, and more, 1941 paint samples in rear.

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        The Fifth Column: A Play in Three Acts

      New York: Scribner?s, 1940. New York: Scribner?s, 1940. First Edition. A scarce book, of which only 1174 copies were printed. Front endpapers browned from a formerly laid in newspaper clipping, else near fine in a dust jacket with minor browning and spotting.

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        Native Son

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1940. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1940. First edition; first binding; small bookplate; some foxing; else a near fine copy in a first issue dust jacket with some foxing and minor wear and tear.

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        KIGEN KEISHUKU-CHO

      , 1940. 1940. [DESIGN] Sugimura Cho^san. KIGEN KEISHUKU-CHO. Kyoto, Happo^do^, n.d. [c. 1940]. Large square folio [34 x 30 cm], orihon style, ribbon bound in brocade covers with printed silk title label. Brilliant color woodcut designs, 24 double page images in all. Complete.

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        Embezzled Heaven.

      . Translated by Moray Firth. 2nd printing New York: The Viking Press 1940. 428 pp. Publisher's cloth. Spine a little faded. No dustjacket. * Inscribed by the author to Ganna Walska (1887-1984), immigrant and operasinger from Poland; a.o. she was the founder of "Ganna Walska Lotusland Foundation" in Santa Barbara, California..

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        A Catalogue of Rare Chinese Jade Carvings compiled by Stanley Charles Nott with an introduction by Lieut. General Sir Sydney Lawford, K.C.B. Illustrated by Forty-four Plates from Original Photographs, 1940.

      The House of Jade,, Florida: 1940 - Nott [1902-1969] was a fine arts dealer and student of G.I. Gurdjieff. 1st & limited edition, published by The House of Jade, 107-109 North County Road, Palm Beach, Florida. Limited edition - this copy numbered 900 from an unspecified limitation. This exhibition was the official "The House of Jade's" Charity Drive for the 1941 Palm Beach Season for the funds of The American Red Cross and the British War Relief. Contains detailed scholarly descriptions of jade carvings from Chinese dynasties dating from 1766 B.C. to 1912 A.D. 4to, 185pp., 44 plates, original green cloth binding in very good condition with fading titles. Binding is tight. Interior very clean, printed on a heavyweight uncoated stock, with plates on a glossy stock. Spine is bumped at top, rubbed at bottom. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kolonial - Bücherei. Komplette Folge der Originalhefte 1 - 88 in vier A-5 Ringordnern (die ungelochten Hefte in A5 Prospekthüllen). Enthalten sind: 1) Fred Schmidt: Die Fünf von der Windhuk / 2) Walter Schulz: Nashornfang am Kilimandscharo / 3) Johann Peter Breul: Flucht aus Rio / 4) Karl Däbritz: Dynamit für die Uganda-Bahn / 5) Jan Pieter Grove: Vergeltung für Daressalam / 6) Hans J. Hauptmann: Das stumme Haus in der Steppe / 7) Ursula Zock: Die Nacht am Krokodilfluß / 8) E.C. Christophe: Der Zauberer von Dorovambo / 9) C. Däbritz: Tanga bleibt unser / 10) Peter Steffan: Flucht durch Afrikas Himmel / 11) Pieter ter Voorst: Um die letzte Flasche Wasser / 12) K. Sobota: Der König der Dschungel / 13) Vendelin Brugg: Die " Erlangen " in der Südsee / 14) C. Däbritz: Van Geldern, der Verräter / 15) A.A. Knauß: Im Schatten des Ruwenzori / 16) Friedrich Bernhard: Schwarze Hände, weiße Trommeln / 17) A.A. Knauß: Dakar war die Hölle / 18) Jan Pieter Grove: Albatros im Kampf mit Kannibalen / 19) Otfrid von Hanstein: Der Meldereiter von Omaruru / 20) Rolf Neumann: Im Einbaum gegen Wale / 21) Friedrich Bernhard: Standgericht am Njassa / 22) Gerhard Cheret: Kampf um Bagamojo / 23) Wilhelm Schremmer: Gegen Gorillas in Kamerun / 24) Christian Kladt: Die Schiffswerft im Urwald / 25) Bernhard Matuschka: Wasser für Taveta / 26) Carl Henze: Das erste Flugzeug über Deutsch-Südwest / 27) Friedrich Elarth: Geschützdonner über dem Tanganjika / 28) Hans Michael: Der Überfall in den Lebombo-Bergen / 29) Gerhard Cheret: Der Emden letztes Gefecht / 30) Friedrich Bernhardt: In den Krallen der Leopardenmänner / 31) Walther Schreiber: Der Taucher von Manono / 32) Carl Henze: L 59 nach Afrika / 33) E. Reinhart: In Urwaldruinen Afrikas / 34) Carl Henze: Plüschow über Tsingtau / 35) Christian Klaadt: Carl Peters in Deutsch-Ost / 36) Friedrich Bernhard: Der Unbekannte von Timbonke / 37) Paul Leutwein: Kampf um die Onjatiberge / 38) A. Schluckwerder: Zehn Monate kriegsgefangen in Marokko / 39) E. C. Christophe: Wetterleuchten am Mango-maloba / 40) Bernhard Faust: Sieben gegen Fünfhundert / 41) Gino von Moellwitz: Im Banne des Ogliwak / 42) Christian Klaadt: Deutscher Vorstoß am Nil / 43) O. Knobloch: Die letzte Partrone / 44) Paul Leutwein: Hereros zu den Waffen / 45) Otfrid von Hanstein: Kanonenboot Eber vor Samoa / 46) Gino von Moellwitz: Schüsse am Logone / 47) H.P. Larsen: Kampflärm in der Sincene-Schlucht / 48) Bernd Ravensberg: Unter Pygmäen am Kongo / 49) Pieter Wimband: Drohende Wolken über Samoa / 50) Wilhelm Kreuz: Auf Elefantenjagd im Sudan / 51) G. Prange: Ritt nach Swakopmund / 52) Christophe: Mit der Möwe im Atlantik / 53) H.P. Larsen: Der Königskral am Blaukranzbach / 54) Hans Lehr: Sturm auf Fort Naulila / 55) Paul Erttmann: Die Schreckensnacht am Omuramba / 56) Gino von Moellwitz: Posten Kusseri schlägt sich durch / 57) Gino von Moellwitz: Die Helden der Moraberge / 58) Victor Helling: Im Donner der Viktoriafälle / 59) Hans Lehr: Der Sklavenjäger von Tabora / 60) Gino von Moellwitz: Die Brunnen vergiftet! / 61) Wilhelm Kreuz: Mit dem Echolot ins Feuerland / 62) Kurt Renck-Reichert: Der Überfall am Schwarzen Nossob / 63) Wilhelm Kreuz: Auf Großwildjagd in Afrika / 64) P. Wendling: Die letzte Fahrt der Nachtigal / 65) E.C. Christophe: Der Prinz des Waldes von Loango / 66) Paul Leutwein: Kesseltreiben am Waterberg / 67) Eugen von Sass: Der Heldenkampf der Königsberg / 68) Eugen Hobein: Als Digger bei Port Nolloth / 69) Gino von Moellwitz: Massaispeere blitzen / 70) Hugo Gissel: Der Schrecken von Block 27 / 71) Eugen von Sass: Patrouillenfahrt in den Korallengewässern / 72) Ulf Uweson: In Afrika verschollen / 73) Otfrid von Hanstein: Der Pflanzer von Londip / 74) Gino von Moellwitz: Unter Sklavenjägern des Sudan / 75) Ulrich Hansen: Als Erster auf dem Kilimandscharo / 76) Eugen von Sass: Sie blieben unbesiegt / 77) Bernhard Graf Matuschka: Jagdsafari in Deutsch-Ostafrika / 78) W.H. Africanus: Farmlöwe auf Tzatsaras / 79) Heinz Wuttig: Gold in Afrika! / 80) Gino von Moellwitz: Der Kampf um die Mora-Feste / 81) W. H. Africanus: Abschied von Deutsch-Südwest / 82) Gino von Moellwitz: Durch Kordofan und Darfur / 83) Karl Angebauer: Auf Peter Grumps Farm / 84) Fr. Mader: Die rätselhafte Boma / 85) W. H. Africanus: Der Farmer von Brack / 86) Johannes Sigleur: Kampf um Wituland / 87) Paul Leutwein: Rätsel des Kassai / 88) Ulrich Hansen: Quer durch Afrika.

      Steiniger Verlage Berlin. Verschiedene Auflagen der Jahre 1940 - 1942.. 21 x 14,8 cm. Illustrierte Originalhefte, 32 Seiten, leicht berieben und überwiegend in gutem Zustand, Papier teilweise leicht braunfleckig. In wenigen Heften Vorbesitzerstempel oder Namenszug auf dem Innentitel. Heft 2: Deckblätter durch Klebeband verstärkt, durchgehender schwarzer Tintenfleck ca. 2,5 x 2 cm außerhalb des Textes / Heft 5: Vorderes Deckblatt lose, das hintere fehlt / Heft 6: Vorderes Deckblatt zur Hälfte lose, hinteres Deckblatt fehlt / Heft 6 und 7: Hinteres Deckblatt lose. Heft 9, 14, 15, 17, 26, 31, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 49, 73: Deckblätter durch Klebeband verstärkt / Heft 11, 31, 48, 57, 58, 80 : Deckblätter mit braunem Klebeband verstärkt / Heft 16, 34, 40 : Beide Deckblätter lose / Heft 19: Deckblätter mit bedrucktem Klebeband verstärkt / Heft 21, 22, 23: Deckblätter zur Hälfte lose / Heft 33: Deckblätter geklebt, Titelblatt fehlt / Heft 42, 69, 82: Stempel auf Deckblatt / Heft 52, 54: Fehlende Originaldeckblätter sauber durch Farbkopie ersetzt / Heft 57: Umschlag geknickt, innen mit Buntstift bemalt / Heft 66: Heft gelocht / Heft 67: Deckblatt gelocht. / Heft 88: Innendeckblatt beschrieben. Insgesamt überwiegend gut erhaltene Exemplare, nur wenige in eher mäßigem Zustand.. Mit beigefügter Autoren- und Inhaltsübersicht / Text der Hefte bis Heft 65 in Frakturschrift. #M10100

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        The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.

      . Boston: The Riverside Press, Houghton Mifflin Company 1940. (4) + 356 pp. Publisher's cloth with dustjacket. Binding a little discoloured at the top, dustjacket weakly marked of use, internally clean. Name on flyleaf. * 1st edition. The Author's first book..

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        The Bible designed to be read as Literature

      London - William Heinemann, 1940. London - William Heinemann, 1940 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An interesting edition of The Holy Bible, removed from its traditional format into a literary style and bound as three seperate volumes. Bound in half leather and paper-covered boards with gilt lettering. In Three Volumes. With a coloured map to the front of the Old Testament and to the rear of the New Testament. With notes on the translations, dates of the books, and a chapter key. This work has been split the Bible into three volumes, Old Testament Historical Books, Prophets, Poetry, Story and Philosophy and the New Testament. This spilts the Bible as follows, Genesis to Maccabees, The Words of Amos to The Wisdom of Solomon, and The Gospel of Mark to The Revelation of Jesus Christ. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm. There is very little wear to the extremities, with just slight sunning to the spines and a mark to the front board of the New Testament. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright, with foxing to the first and last few pages. Overall the condition is very good indeed..

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        A Shropshire Lad

      London - George G. Harrap and Co., 1940. London - George G. Harrap and Co., 1940 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An illustrated edition of this collection of poetry by A. E. Housman. First edition thus. During his years in London, A. E. Housman completed A Shropshire Lad, a cycle of 63 poems. After several publishers had turned it down, he published it at his own expense in 1896. The volume surprised both his colleagues and students. At first selling slowly, it rapidly became a lasting success, and its appeal to English musicians had helped to make it widely known before World War I, when its themes struck a powerful chord with English readers. A Shropshire Lad has been in print continuously since May 1896. WIth numerous wood engravings throughout by Agnes Miller ParkerCondition: In a cloth binding with original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally smart, with just some light bumping. Dustwrapper is generally smart, though with some handling marks, the occasional spot, and some slight edgewear. Internally, firmly bound. Ink inscription to front free-endpaper. Pages are bright, though with the occasional patch of foxing. Overall: VERY GOOD with a VERY GOOD dustwrapper..

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        Wodehouse on Golf

      New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1940. New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1940. First Edition. Very good or a little better in a very good dust jacket. wth a faded spine.

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        Journey Into Fear

      London, Hodder and Stoughton. 1940. London, Hodder and Stoughton. 1940, 1940. First Edition. 8vo. Publisher's light blue cloth, a little splashed and with very light sunning to spine, strong and bright with sharp corners, very good indeed. In a very good example of the scarce dustwrapper, priceclipped, very clean and bright with some minor edgewear, chipping to extremities and shallow loss to the head of the spine panel. A most presentable and handsome copy in dustwrapper of a scarce Ambler title.

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        RACCOLTA (seguito di CIRCOLI cessata nel dicembre 1939) Rivista di cultura e di politica, direttore GUGLIELMO DANZI - 1940 - 1943 consistente parte di tutto il pubblicato in 21 fascicoli, Roma, Tipografia Jannuzzi Pasquale, 1940

      Fasicoli in 8o, con copertine arancioni sulle quali vengonmo riportati segni zodiacali stilizzati. La rivista prosegue la vita di CIRCOLI e, pur mantenendo una parte della la linea poetica (interessanti le poesie di CORRADO GOVONI, LUJIGI BARTOLINI, MOSCARDELLI, SPAGNOLETTI, CAPRONI, ed altri), ervidenzia interventi politici di regime e culturali con autori di rilievo (ENRICO BUONAIUTI, MARIO MISSIROLI,, GORRESIO, TRIPODI , ALFONSO GATTO, CAVICCHIOLI, PAOLO MONELLI, GUGLIELMI, e tanti altri. Anno 1940 : completo - pp. 687 + pubbliciità , num. 1, 2, 3 - 4, 5, 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 10, 11 - 12. Anno 1941 - completo - pp. 690 + pubblicità . num. 1, 2, 3, 4 - 5, 6 - 7, 8 - 9, 0, 11 - 12 (con indice annata '41 Anno 1942 - solo fasc.7 - 8 e 9 - 10.(sett. - ottobre) Anno 1943 - solo fasc.1 - 2,3 - 4 (marzo aprile probabilmente l'ìultimo uscito)) la collezione viene offerta in blocco a

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        Farewell My Lovely

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. New York: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1940. Octavo. Original salmon cloth, titles to board and spine in blue, top edge blue. With the dust jacket. Spine gently rolled, extremities a little rubbed. An excellent copy in a lightly rubbed and very slightly edge-chipped jacket with slight tanning to edges of flaps and the verso and light dampstaining to foot of spine panel. First edition, first printing, of Chandler's second novel.

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        Farewell, My Lovely

      Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940: First Edition, First Printing with "First Edition" stated on the copyright page. Lacking a dust jacket. In Very Good condition. Clean text, with pages lightly age toned. Light offsetting to end sheets. Previous owner name written in pen at front free end paper. Cloth shows rubbing, light mottling, light soiling, and light wear at corners and spine ends. The spine is darkened and shows light scuffing. An attractive copy overall.

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        Frank Lloyd Wright Autographed Letter

      Taliesin : , 1940 Taliesin 1940 Autograph letter signed by Frank Lloyd Wright addressed to "Mrs. Isabelle R. Martin: "Graycliff": Derby: New York. The letter reads, "My dear Mrs. Martin: I've written Aline Barnadelll to buy the screens. If she doesn't I'll try Hib Johnson. Sincerely Frank Lloyd Wright" The letter is dated June 26th, 1940 and is on his Taliesin letterhead. Graycliff, is an estate on a high cliff overlooking Lake Erie, and was designed in 1926 by Frank Lloyd Wright for Isabelle R. Martin and her husband, Darwin D. Martin, a Larkin Company executive, also the recipients of this letter. The Larkin Building was designed in 1904 by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1906 for the Larkin Company of Buffalo, New York. Matted and framed.

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