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        Farewell My Lovely

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1940 - Authors second book. Haycroft-Queen cornerstone. The book is very nice with just some light spotting to the endpapers and the spine ends rolled a bit. The spine shows some fading and there is some chipping at the foot of the spine. The verso of the jacket shows tape shadows at the folds for re-inforcement. The tape had been removed by a previous owner. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Farewell my Lovely

      knopf 1940 - First Edition, First Printing with "First Edition" printed on the copyright page. A beautiful sophisticated dustjacket that has some light creasing to the spine. The book is in nice shape with a few stains to a couple of pages. The binding is tight, with minor wear to the boards. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, an affordable and collectable copy with the ORIGINAL dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Nymph and naiad / John Everard ; with an introduction by the author

      London : George Routledge & Sons 1940 - Description: 48 photogravure plates ; 32cm. Subjects: John Everard -- Nude photography. Notes: Everard's fifth book of nudes, a collection of outdoor studies. Fine cloth copy in a good if slightly edge-torn and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Price-clipped. Some minor loss to top of dw spine. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans and biblographic material available on request. 2 Kg. 48 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Visas for America - A Story of an Escape

      Villon Press, Sydney, Australia, No date. Second Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 267 pp. Foreword by Dr. Herbert V. Evatt. A factual account of the dramatic flight of Jews and non-Jews from Belgium through France and Spain to Portugal in the ill-fated spring of 1940 when Hitler and his hordes were over-running Holland Belgium and France. Light tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Rare & Collectible::Rare & Collectible; Antiques & Collectables; History. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 167439. .

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        Raymond Loewy Blueprints for The Pennsylvania Railroad

      Raymond Loewy, New York 1940 - A collection of 29 blueprints created for The Pennsylvania Railroad Company by Raymond Loewy, often called the father of industrial design. These blueprints of 13 state seals, 10 astrological signs, and six state birds were used to decorate the interior of the railroad's passenger cars. This group of blueprints is in remarkably good condition. Each has been folded several times for storage with some penciled notes on the margins giving additional information, such as "Solid White to be Gold." A few have some soiling to the rear or a bit of edgewear but most are fine. All but the astrologic prints are labeled "Raymond Fernand Loewy 589 Fifth Ave New York City" in the lower corner. Also included is a one-page diagram showing the interior of a car and placement of several of the designs. In the late 1930s Loewy began working with The Pennsylvania Railroad Company, at the time not only the largest railroad in the United States but the largest publicly traded corporation in the world. He designed several locomotives, most notably the S1 and T1, along with passenger car interiors, train stations, and advertising material. Loewy's success with the railroad helped propel him to national prominence, where he designed the Studebaker Starliner and Avanti, and several iconic corporate logos: Lucky Stripes, Shell Oil, and Greyhound Bus. Today Loewy is considered by many to be the most influential industrial designer of the 20th Century. Further details available upon request.

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        There Shall Be No Night

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1940 - Early reprint. Fine, in supplied, near fine, price-clipped dustwrapper. Full-page Inscription by the author to the subject of this Pulitzer Prize-winning play: "for Katherine Imbrie, who, starting with birth in New Bedford, Mass., has seen and suffered much the same kind of tragedy that comes to Miranda Valhoven in this play -- with all hope for a better world -- Robert Sherwood. January 1, 1941." Laid in is a letter from Katherine Imbrie to Benjamin Fairless, President of U.S. Steel, objecting to the broadcasting of the play on the U.S. Steel radio program in 1950 because of pending legal proceedings concerning "The Imbrie Incident." Attached is a typed memo from Mrs. Imbrie to William J. Walsh, Jr. concerning the proposed radio production of the play.The Imbrie Incident occurred on July 18, 1924, in Tehran, Iran. Then American Vice Consul, Robert Whitney Imbrie along with an acquaintance, Melvin Seymour, were attacked by a mob while visiting a public well in the center of Tehran. Though local police and soldiers were close by, they failed to render assistance and some even participated in the assault. Finally, the two Americans were taken away to a nearby police infirmary for treatment. The mob followed them and continued the attack until they finally killed Imbrie. Seymour was somehow spared. Later, the Persian government executed a lone soldier for inciting the mob against the two Americans (by claiming that Imbrie was a Baha'i, a religious minority persecuted in Iran) and awarded Imbrie's widow $60,000 for the loss of her husband.A quarter of a century later, Mrs. Imbrie was still involved in litigation regarding her husband's accounts. In her memo to Walsh, she wrote: "In answer to my letter objecting to the play Sherwood sent a copy of the book. His preface does not alter the fact that as a ghost writer for F D R he had access to the State Dept files which neither I Members of Congress nor the Attorneys acting for me while my husband's accounts were in litigation [had access to]". See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Farewell, My Lovely

      Knopf Borzoi, New York 1940 - 1st Edition. FIne in attractive salmon dust jacket with one minor mend from an expert paper conservationist. Some shelf rubbing on DJ. Fine, tight copy in collector's conditon. Chandler's second Marlowe novel, the basis of three film versions, one with DIck Powell, another with Robert Mitchum. Shipped insured in a box, not a padded envelope. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt?s Signed Registration for her 1937 GMC Suburban

      Partly Printed Document Signed ?Anna Eleanor Roosevelt? as First Lady, 1p, 6? x 4?. Hyde Park, New York, January 27, 1940 [date stamped by NYS Bureau of Motor Vehicles]. Fine condition.First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt?s 1940 registration for her 1937 GMC Suburban. Filled out in ink, but not by Mrs. Roosevelt. Name of Owner: Mrs. F.D. Roosevelt City Hyde Park County Put. State N.Y. County should be Dutchess, not Putnam.Eleanor Roosevelt frequently drove her car and, at times, she wrote about in her syndicated newspaper column, ?My Day.? Her October 30, 1940 column was headlined ?My Day: Given a Warning By a Speed Cop.? Datelined Boston, Mass., Monday [October 28, 1940]. In part, ?To my shame, I must record that I was politely but firmly cautioned by a very nice looking policeman that I was driving too fast for a crowded section of the road. Since I usually poke along and am passed by car after car. It seemed ironical that I should have speeded up in the wrong place. I realized he wa

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      The Greater India Society 1940 - Hardcover book is good plus with shelfwear (worn to the boards at the top and bottom of the covers), some of the top layers of the covers missing at the corners and some small tears at the top and bottom of the spine. There is no dust jacket (I don't believe it was issued with one). A nice example of a very scarce resource. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Schröder").

      Bad Hofgastein, 13. IX. 1940. - 1 S. Gr.-4to. Beiliegend eine faks. Dankeskarte und ein eh. adr. Kuvert. An Friedrich Herrmann, Herstellungsleiter beim S. Fischer Verlag in Berlin, über Korrekturen bei der Drucklegung seines Buches "Die weltlichen Gedichte": "[.] Auf Seite 450 sind versehentlich die vorigen Korrekturen alle nicht durchgeführt [.] Die Rückkorrektur auf Seite 453 ist beabsichtigt. 'Lebendig strebende' steht oppositionell zu 'Welle', was zwar nicht ganz durchsichtig aber jedenfalls sinnvoller ist wie die Fehlkorrektur 'strebender'. Auf Seite 457 war ein falsches 'euer' noch falscher in 'eure' korrigiert. Jetzt ist's richtig [.] Hier ist es schön, gesund u. vor allem bombenfrei. Ich denke mit Mitgefühl der armen Berliner [.]". - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf; Papierbedingt leicht gebräunt und mit einem kleinen Ausriß in der rechten unteren Ecke.

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        The Earthly Paradise

      London: Michael Joseph Ltd.,, 1940. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine in silver, yellow endpapers. With the dust jacket and the original wraparound band. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with a short closed tear repaired to the verso. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Walt Disney's Fantasia. With a foreword by Leopold Stokowski. [Introduction by Walt Disney.]

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940. First edition. 4to. Colored and black and white lithographic illustrations, 16 of the color illustrations are tipped in. Lithographs by the Western Printing and Lithographing Company. 158 pp. Original tan cloth, lettered in blue. A near fine copy in good plus dust jacket. Provenance: Estate of Joan Kennedy Taylor . Inscribed on the flyleaf to the author's daughter, Joan Kennedy Taylor: "For my dear Joan, with all my love./ Deems"

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      New York: Simon and Schuster,, 1940. With a foreword by Leopold Stokowski. Folio. Original grey cloth, titles to spine and upper board in blue, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Colour illustrations throughout. Bookplate and donation inscription to front free endpaper, ownership tickets to half-title and rear blank. Spine rolled, two light marks to upper board, small bump to top edge of the contents, which are toned. A very good copy in the price-clipped, rubbed, creased and chipped jacket with a bookseller's ticket to the rear flap. First edition, first printing.

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        Fantasia. With a foreword by Leopold Stokowski.

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940 - Folio. Original grey cloth, titles to spine and upper board in blue, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Bookplate and donation inscription to front free endpaper, ownership tickets to half-title and rear blank. Spine rolled, two light marks to upper board, small bump to top edge of the contents, which are toned. A very good copy in the price-clipped, rubbed, creased and chipped jacket with a bookseller's ticket to the rear flap. Colour illustrations throughout. First edition, first printing. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Walt Disney's Fantasia & Walt Disney Presents Fantasia in Technicolor and Fantasound

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940. 158 p. irst edition, first printing in first issue jacket. (Same date on title and copyright pages. Jacket has first issue price of $3.75 intact.) Near Fine hardcover in Good dust jacket. Book itself in very nice shape: little wear, clean pages and sturdy binding. All plates present. Gift inscription to a child from her grandmother on paste down, dated 1940. Jacket is rare and desirable in any shape, missing some chips around edges with some creasing, dampstaining near foot that is noticeable on edges of both front and back panel, price intact, mylar-protected. Includes the contemporary musical program for the film, Walt Disney Presents Fantasia in Technicolor and Fantasound (no author listed). Unpaginated. Stapled wraps with color illustrations. Good+ condition. Clean pages. Dampstain at bottom corner and foxing to front cover. Together these two volumes are a wonderful evocation of Disney's epic.

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        Account Rendered

      J. B. Lippincott, Philadelphia 1940 - Very scarce title. Brown cloth titled in red on spine and upper front board, tinted top edges, deckled foredges. Tight and square, just a faint sticker imprint in front endpaper. The scarce dust jacket is price clipped and has loss to the corners and bottom inch of front panel, unfaded, protected in a removable clear film sleeve. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Collection of dust jackets for series of books illustrated by Kurt Wiese: Honduras, Peru, Venezuela, Australia, Hawaii, New Zealand, Mexico, Uruguay, Paraguay, New Jersey, etc.

      Chicago, Ill.: Albert Whitman & Co., ca. 1940s. - 18 lovely dust jackets from the series, Pictured Geographies (but one is from the series, The United States Books). Each lightly creased down center, with folded flaps at either end. Very Good to Near Fine. Dust jackets only; books not included.

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      Published by Oxford University Press, 1940. Hardback. Very Good/Very Good. Illustrated by Leigh, Howard & Sindall, Alfred. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. A Tale of The Second Great War. Off-white cloth version, with two ** to half-title page. Colour frontis and b/w illustrations. 256 pages. Light bumping and wear to spine and corners. A little browning to very cover edges. Small inscription in ink to front endpaper. Foxing to endpapers, prelims and outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-creased with some nicks; couple of closed tears and scuffs. [S]

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      Houghton Mifflin,, Boston: 1940 - First edition. A proof copy bound in pictorial wraps with the illustration from the eventual trade edition dust jacket. "With the compliments of Houghton Mifflin Company" slip laid in. Spine slightly cocked and front hinge just beginning to split, otherwise very good or better, especially for this fragile production. Great illustrations by Charles Addams. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush, member ABAA]
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        Andre Masson

      (Rouen: Wolf. 1940). First edition. Quarto. Green wrappers with applied illustration. Copy number 254 of 297 on velin de Luxe initialed by Masson. Small nicks and tears, spine sunned and with small chips at the extremities, an about very good copy in chipped original unprinted glassine. Uncommon tribute volume with text by his famous artist contemporaries. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        THE MONTH, A CATHOLIC MAGAZINE, 57 VOLUMES & 14 ONLY BOUND, FROM N. 557 (NOV. 1910), TO N. 911 (MAY 1940), PLUS INDEX TO THE MONTH, 1909-1921 & 1922-1932

      Longmans, Green, And Co. 1940 - RO40090954: 57 volumes d'env. 500 pages chacun, et 14 volumes brochés. Index de 39 et 34 pages. Volumes contenant chacun 6 numéros (6 mois). Manquent les volumes de 1925, 1927 et 1928. Manquent les seconds volumes de 1910, 1918, 1920, 1922, 1923, 1924 et 1926. 10 volumes pour 1929. 4 volumes pour 1930. Etiquettes annotées sur les dos. Religion, History, Society, Literature, Reviews, Books Recieved. Indexes arranged under subjects and authors. In-8 Relié. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur bon état Classification Dewey : 420-Langue anglaise. Anglo-saxon [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Secret of Dr. Kildare

      New York: Dodd, Mead & Company. 1940. First. First edition. Ink owner's name with a small bookstore stamp, and one corner bumped, else near fine in a lightly edgeworn, near fine dustwrapper. Hospital romance and mystery tale featuring the handsome young intern Dr. Kildare. Basis for the 1939 Harold S. Bacquet film starring Lew Ayres as Dr. Kildare, and also featuring Lionel Barrymore, Lionel Atwill, and Laraine Day. Scarce. .

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        Spies Against Them

      London: Eldon Press Limited,, 1940. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine and upper board in red. With the dust jacket. Very light spotting to edges and endpapers, an excellent copy in the lightly rubbed and marked jacket. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Arab War

      - Confidential Information for General Headquarters. being Despatches Reprinted from the secret "Arab Bulletin". London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1940. Original quarter green niger morocco over sand cloth boards by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, spine in five compartments, the second and third lettered direct, publisher’s device to the last, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. First Edition. 8vo (25.8 x 19.7 cm). Errata leaf attached to endpaper, browned, small stain at foot, some foxing. Contemporary signature to the title. A good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Illustrated Guide to Yosemite Valley

      Crocker 1940 - Stiff blue paper covers, spiral bound. Signed by Ansel Adams on title page. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Front cover lightly rubbed; minor wear to edges; else very good copy of an uncommon first printing of this book, rarely found signed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Sammlung von 400 Original-Fotographien aus der Zeit der ca. 1860 bis 1940.,

      - Überwiegend sehr guter Zustand. Wenige mit Läsuren, wenige stärker verblasst. - Die Mehrzahl der Fotos aus den zwischen 1880-1920. Überwiegend Originalporträts aus professionellen Studios, viele aus Berlin. Fotos von Kindern, Ehepaaren, Frauen, Männern, Familien. Dazu einige Gruppenfotos von Schulklassen, Bediensteten, Soldaten. Einige Fotos Privatfotos. Die Studioporträts überwiegend auf dem Originakarton der Studios mit deren Firmenprägung oder -aufdruck. Z.B. Berlin: Max Fischer, Martin Balg, Samson & Co., J. Fuchs, Max Steffens, M. Weiland, Georg Wilke, Ernst Tepper, Atelier Friedmann, Emil Lampe, Grundner & Abich, M. Appel, Atelier Regis, Arnold Stern, A. Jandorf, Moritz Buchholz, A. Birkholz, Max Dax aber auch aus vielen anderen Städten wie Bernau, München, Leitmeritz, Vilshofen, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, St. Petersburg, Halle, Glogau, Itzehoe, Elsmhorn, Hildesheim u.v.a. [Abb. das wohl älteste Porträt] Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 5500 Originalphotos. In Plastiktaschen auf DIN A4 Papier oder aufgeklebt in Plastikhüllen in Leitz-Ordner.

      [Bookseller: Fundus-Online GbR Borkert SchwarzZerfaß]
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        Fortunato Depero nelle opere e nella vita. 452 pagine complessive. 8 pagine a colori. 160 riproduzioni in nero.

      coi Tipi della Tipografia Editrice Mutilati e Invalidi (Zinchi dello Stabilimento Zincografico Tridentum), 'Edizione a cura della Legione Trentina' 1940 Edizione originale. Memorie artistiche corredate da un vasto ed accurato apparato iconografico. Cfr. Cammarota, Futurismo, 169.14. Ottimo esemplare.

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        Old Lights for New Chancels. Verses topographical and amatory. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY TO DAVID ROWLANDS

      John Murray 1940 - 8vo., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece, endpapers lightly spotted; original blue cloth, backstrip with paper label printed in black, blue silk marker, a very good, clean copy. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR TO DAVID ROWLANDS WITH THE FORMER'S SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION (DATED CHRISTMAS 1941) ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. This copy was presented in return for a copy of Rowlands' 'Autumn Twilight' (published in an edition of 50 signed copies). A splendid literary presentation copy of an early collection of Betjeman's verse. Peterson A8a; Stapleton, I.18. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Color Patterns for Decoys [Mallards, Pintails, Blackduck, Green-Winged Teal; Canada Goose, Brant, Widgeons, Surf Scooters, American Scooters; Broadbills, Redheads, Canvasbacks, Goldeneyes]

      N.p., n.d. [ca. late 1940s] - Edgar Burke, MD (1889-1950) successfully combined the vocation of medicine (he was a member of the American College of Physicians and Surgeons) and the avocation of sport. He was an enthusiastic wildfowler and upland gunner, an expert angler and fly tier (he designed the flies "Doctor Burke" and "Family Secret") and was interested in pigeon racing and cock fighting (it was he, in the Jersey City cock-fights of the 1930s, who sewed up the wounds of the injured birds). He was also a celebrated sporting artist, illustrating two Derrydale Press classics, Feathered Game (1929) and Upland Game Bird Shooting in America (1930), and producing front cover vignettes for seven more, including Grouse Feathers, and De Shootinest Gent'man. He was, notes Siegel, a childhood companion and lifetime friend of Derrydale proprietor Eugene Connett. These paintings, from the late 1940s, represent Burke's finest work in an area where he was an acknowledged master. They were published in Connett's Duck Shooting along the Atlantic Tidewater (1947) as plates at pp. 256, 262, 266, illustrating the chapter Burke wrote. Connett used the plates again in honor of his friend in Duck Decoys (1953) as frontispiece and plates at pp. 38, 86. Highly decorative sporting art with the finest provenance Published in Duck Shooting along the Atlantic Tidewater (1947) as plates at pp. 256, 262, 266; and again in Duck Decoys (1953), as frontispiece and plates at pp. 38, 86. Each about 14-3/4 x 13 inches. Three large acrylic paintings on canvas board, each showing the design of 8 duck decoys, side views, for a total of 24 figures in all. Signed in pencil on back of one painting, Edgar Burke, MD, Jersey City, N.J., Medical Center. Framed. Fine. Provenance: Eugene V. Connett, 3rd; his son, Eugene V. Connett IV

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        ROGER FRY. A Biography.

      MacMillan, Toronto 1940 - Woolf, Virginia. ROGER FRY. A Biography. Toronto: Macmillan, 1940. First Canadian Edition printed from the British sheets, in the same year of publication as the Hogarth Press first edition. 8vo. 307 pp. An excellent copy in green cloth, gilt titles to the spine, in a bright, fresh pictorial dustwrapper (some professional archival restoration to the crown of the spine), portraying a self-portrait by Roger Fry. Black and white frontis Roger Fry, A Self-Portrait. Only 525 cc. published in the Canadian First Edition. Kirkpatrick and Clarke A25bb. Woolmer 475. Definitively for the completist and rarely found in any sort of dustwrapper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        My Ally

      The German Government (no publisher indicated) likely 1940 - This is a rare, extremely well-preserved, and fascinating wartime Nazi propaganda piece ridiculing Churchill's wartime alliance of convenience with Stalin. It was produced by the Germans specifically to help recruit captured British soldiers to the Britisher Freikorps, the SS unit made up of British troops. This English language edition was distributed to British POWs. Versions are known in Croatian, French, German, Norwegian, and Swedish, but by far the most important and scarce is the English language version. The format is newspaper cartoons critical of Stalin on each right hand page with notes and Churchill quotes critical of Stalinist Russia on opposing pages. The effect is a stinging contrast between Churchill's wartime alliance of necessity with his long history of ardent anti-communist sentiment. The book measures 8 5/8 x 6 inches, is 110 pages long, and is bound in cream-colored card wraps. The title page lists Winston Churchill as author, with both the publisher and the editor unspecified. There is an unsigned, two-page preface at the beginning and a three-page list of "Source of Reference" at the end. Publication was of course directly at the behest of the Nazi government. Churchill bibliographer Ronald Cohen speculates that Wilhelm Liljencrantz may have been the compiler. Given the nature of this perishable wartime publication, surviving copies are quite scarce. This is a superlative copy of the English language issue of My Ally, the best copy of this perishable wartime publication that we have ever seen. The cream-colored card binding is tight, square, and complete with no tears or creases, including no vertical creasing of the spine. Very light overall soiling and toning and fractional wear at the corners are the only external flaws to report. The contents are printed on cheap, newsprint-style wartime paper. The contents are thus inevitably age-toned, but not severely. There is no spotting. The sole previous ownership mark is a small, decorative bookplate on the inside front cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A122.1, Woods D(a)6, Zoller A68 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        SIGNAL - SIGNALE Edizione speciale della ?Berliner Illustrirte Zeitung?61 numéros en langue italienne et 16 numéros en langue française, reliés en 4 volumes.Langue italienne: 1940: 4 - 5 et 6 (dont il manque la couverture et les 2 premières pages). 1941: 9 - 10 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 19 - 20 - 21 - 22 - 23/24.1942: 22 numéros, manque le numéro 12 pour que l?année soit complète.1943: Numéros 1 - 3 - 4 - 5- 6 -7 - 8 - 10 - 11 - 13- 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 19.1944: Fascicolo 2 - 3 - 5 - 6 - 8 10.Langue française:1940: Numéros 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 et 14 (manque la couverture et les 4 premières pages) - 15 - 16 - 17.1941: Numéros: 1 - 2 - 3 et 4 (manque la couverture et les 2 premières pages) - 5 - 7.

      Deutscher Verlag 1940-1944, Berlin, - demi percaline-rouges, titre au dos doré, sauf indication toutes les couvertures ont été conservées.A la fin du volume de 1943/1944 ont été ajouté 10 numéros du ?The Illustrated London News?de juin à septembre 1945.

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        The Hamlet.

      Random House, 1940 - First edition, first printing. Small bookseller's label to lower front free endpaper, slight rubbing, still fine in near fine, unchipped dust jacket with some toning to rear panel and the slightest of darkening to spine panel, in mylar cover. A handsome copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        I Married Adventure

      New York: Lippincott, 1940. First Edition, early, but unstated printing. Signed and dated by the author to a previous owner, "with very best African wishes". In Very Good condition, in original dust jacket, with price intact. Early pages show a diagonal crease. Foxing to cloth. The dust jacket shows fading, chipping and edge wear with loss at the head of the spine, and splits starting at the flap folds. A lovely copy, signed by Osa Johnson.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Men in Print

      London Golden Cockerel Press 1940 - 7 5/8 in. x 10 1/8 in. No. 298 of 500 copies. Literary criticism by Lawrence. Bound in linen boards with blue crushed morocco spine and hinges; raised bands; top edge gilt, rough cut fore-edge. Tiny speckles appear on the end-papers and some blank pages in both front and back. A small bare spot on lower edge of spine. In its original fragile slipcase which has tears, cracks, and some staining at the extremities. A near fine copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Plakat - Kandersteg. Lithographie.

      Aarau, Trüb & Co., ca. 1940 - 101 x 63 cm, Zustand A (kleine Randläsuren) 1000 gr.

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        Plakat - Brienz Rothornbahn. Tiefdruck.

      Zürich, Fretz, ca. 1940 - 102 x 64 cm, Zustand A 1000 gr.

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        Farewell, My Lovely

      Knopf 1940 - First Edition, First Printing. A magnificent copy of this true first edition. This original dustjacket is vibrant in color, with no chips or tears and looks about new with light restoration. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with only a hint of wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean, with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a stunning copy of this highly collectable book seldom seen in such amazing shape. We buy Chandler First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        The Case of the Silent Partner (First Edition, inscribed to one of Gardner's secretaries)

      William Morrow, New York 1940 - First Edition. INSCRIBED by Gardner to one of his secretaries: "To Noni, Who wrote it-from the bird who did the dictating. Erle Stanley Gardner."Fine in a bright, unrubbed dust jacket. Jacket is lightly worn at spine tips and with a small chip at top of front hinge. Perry Mason. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        Woman with pottery

      1940. Gouache painting. 21 x 14 inches. Signed and dated 1940. Framed and glazed. The artist did murals with Diego Rivera.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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      New York: William Morrow and Company, 1940. - First edition. Fine, bright, tight copy in fine, unfaded dust jacket. Arch-competitor Harry Peavis secretly buys stock in florist Mildred Faulkner's small, family-owned business. To keep from being muscled out of her own company, Mildred goes to Perry Mason. But then Mildred's brother-in-law bets and loses stock shares in a poker game with a sleazy ex-con and his girlfriend. When both are found dead, the trail of evidence leads back to Mildred. An exceptional copy of this Perry Mason mystery story. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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