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      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.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Krull GmbH - Versandantiquariat -]
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      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&

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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      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]

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Fatzer]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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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.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Carl Wegner]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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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.

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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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        [FOUR QUARTETS] comprising East Coker; Burnt Norton; The Dry Salvages; Little Gidding

      Faber & Faber 1940 [1941] [], 1942. Faber & Faber 1940 [1941] [], 1942. Four volumes, all first editions in book form. The Dry Salvages is on thinner watermarked paper thought by Gallup to be an earlier state. Little Gidding is in the first state being sewn rather than stapled. Each in printed fold-around wrappers. A very good set with edges slightly browned and closed splits to the spine of East Coker. WITH FOUR QUARTETS (Faber & Faber, 1944) First UK collected edition. Original buff cloth in printed dustwrapper. A near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper indeed with a little tanning to the spine. All five volumes together in a finely made quarter morocco clamshell box by James Brockman. A collection of Eliot's last great work, a set of four inter-linked poems, as they were separately published and collected two years later. Gallup A36c, A37, A39, A42, A

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books]
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        Twilight in Delhi: A Novel.

      London: Hogarth Press, 1940 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in silver. With the dust jacket. Spine cocked, boards faded at the edges, endpapers browned and spotted, gift inscription on the front free endpaper. In the jacket that has some chips and nicks to the extremities. A good copy. First edition, first impression. Set just after India's War of Independence in 1857, the novel addresses the changing social, political and cultural climate of India under British rule. Much of the stock of this edition was destroyed in the Blitz, and it was not reprinted until 1966.

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        Philip's Challenge Globe ca. 1940 er

      1940.. Globus. Philip's Challenge Globe Topographie: Generalisierung, Darstellung großer Gewässersysteme und der Kontinente; Thematik: Politische Einteilung aus den 1940er Jahren; wichtige See- u. Schienenverkehrswege, Meeresströmungen; Geodätische Referenz: Bezugsmeridian auf Greenwich; Maßstab 1: 37 500 000, Einzeichnung d. Ekliptik; Gitternetz in 10° Rasterung Fertigung, Zustand: 34 cm hoher gedrechselter schmaler Holzsockel; Aufhängung aus Metall mit Breitengradskalierung; Globus zeigt deutliche Spuren an den einzelnen Klebefugen; tlw. löst sich kleinflächig das Papier an den Polkappen ab; London Geographical Institute, George Philipp & Son Ltd., London - Great Britain;sockel; Aufhängung aus Metall mit Breitengradskalierung; Globus zeigt deutliche Spuren an den einzelnen Klebefugen; tlw. löst sich kleinflächig das Papier an den Polkappen ab; London Geographical Institute, George Philipp & Son Ltd., London - Great Britain; Höhe: 73 cm Durchmesser 13,5 Zoll

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        Frank Lloyd Wright Autographed Letter

      Taliesin , 1940. Taliesin 1940 Important autograph letter signed by Frank Lloyd Wright to friend and architectural critic, Lewis Mumford. Letter is 19 x 8 1/2 inches. It reads, "My dear Lewis: I've read "The Brown Decade" you so kindly sent me and it is a useful work in your splendid style. I didn't agree in total but admire and respect. I was sorry to see so little of you in New York- intending to see you if I saw no one else. And the stupidity of wandering around in the Lehigh Starret building while you were waiting for me at 41 west 12th street rises to plague me still. Dutchy and I saw something of Catherine Bauer in New York. The Guggenheim has asked me for a recommendation for the new work she wants to do and I my best- but wrote her what I thought of her thesis. You know what I must think about that. Enclosed is a copy of what I think about it for your files if you care for it. Wright would later accept the contract to build the Guggenheim three years later in 1943, Hilla R, the curator stated to Wright that he wanted to build, "A temple of spirit, a monument!" Matted and framed.

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        "Hyade" originale Mischtechnik (Aquarell und Ölfarben) auf Papier ca. 71x56cm; rechts unten signiert und datiert 1940; rückseitig handschriftlich betitelt und bezeichnet

      . Sein unverwechselbarer pastoser Farbauftrag und die dynamisch-gefühlvolle wie phantasievolle Ausgestaltung des Themas haben Larsen nicht zu Unrecht den Ruf eines Malerpoeten eingebracht. [Die Ränder des dynamisch, flotten Blattes mit minimalen Läsuren einer alten Rahmung.].

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        Flowers Of Evil

      London - Fanfare Press - Printed for Members of The Limited Editions Club, 1940. London - Fanfare Press - Printed for Members of The Limited Editions Club, 1940 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A special edition of Flowers Of Evil by Charles Baudelaire. Translated into English verse by various hands. Illustrated with drawingsby Jacob Epstein (1880 - 1959), an American-born British sculptor who helped pioneer modern sculpture. First edition thus. Edited, with anintroduction and notes by James Laver. Printed at theFanfare Press for Members of The Limited Editions Club. In original slipcase. Condition: In a cloth binding with original paper covered slipcase. Externally, in a lovely condition with only minor shelfwear. Slipcase is worn in places with some tape repairs. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean throughout. Overall: FINE in a GOOD ONLY slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Under the Greenwood Tree

      London - Macmillan and Co Ltd, 1940. London - Macmillan and Co Ltd, 1940 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A beautifully illustrated edition of Thomas Hardy's novel. First edition thus. illustrated with many wood engravings by Clare Leighton. This work was Hardy's second published novel, the last to be printed without his name, and the first of his great series of Wessex novels. Whilst Hardy originally thought of simply calling it The Mellstock Quire, he settled on a title taken from a song in Shakespeare's As You Like It (Act II, Scene V). Clare Veronica Hope Leighton (1898 - 1989) was an English/American artist, writer and illustrator, best known for her wood engravings. Over the course of a long and prolific career, she wrote and illustrated numerous books praising the virtues of the countryside and the people who worked the land. During the 1920s and 1930s, as the world around her became increasingly technological, industrial, and urban, Leighton portrayed rural working men and women. In the 1950s she created designs for Steuben Glass, Wedgwood plates, several stained glass windows for churches in New England and for the transept windows of Worcester Cathedral, England. Condition: In a cloth covered binding. Externally, generally smart with slight sunning to rear board. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean but with slight browning to endpapers. Overall: NEAR FINE.

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        Hath Not a Jew/Poems of French Canada

      Behrman's Jewish Book House 1940 - About the book: Hardcover first edition. No jacket. Author's first book. Signed by author on first blank page. Inscribed to a K.E. Norris December 1941. Inscription reads: For auld lang syne and the days that are yet to be.Sincerely Abe Klein. Book is in nice condition with some wear to exterior. Spine faded. Foxing inside. Some stress between pages 68-69. Showing some cracks, however, there are no loose pages. Booklet is in very nice condition. Research shows booklet probably published in 1947. Eight pages/seven poems. No poems are printed on reverse side of page. First page introduces Mr. Klein. A very rudimentary copy with small half inch staples keeping book intact. Previous owner's initials on front cover. Beige covers. A very nice booklet. Both books are extremely rare. Additional photos available upon request. We're not satisfied unless you are. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Beatrix Potter Collection

      51 - London and New York -F. Warne and Co. Ltd., 1940. 51 - London and New York -F. Warne and Co. Ltd., 1940 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A charmingly illustrated collection of children's work fromrenowned author, Beatrix Potter. Collection includesThe Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck circa 1940, a later edition than the early 1911 printing,identified by there being no printers code and Jonny Title mouse being one of the central characters on the illustrated endpapers. The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin 1950, dated via printing code329. 1050. Lastly, The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin 1951, dated via printing code 404. 351. All volumes were printed after1919 due toF. Warne and Co. changing to a Limited company during this time. Each volume is beautifully illustrated in colour throughout, with coloured motifs to their front boards. Potters artistic and literary interests were deeply influenced by fairies, fairy tales and fantasy. She was a student of the classic fairy tales of Western Europe. As well as stories from the Old Testament, John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress and Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, she grew up with Aesops Fables, the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen, Charles Kingsley's The Water Babies, the folk tales and mythology of Scotland, the German Romantics, Shakespeare, and the romances of Sir Walter Scott. Potters books continue to sell throughout the world, in multiple languages. Her stories have been retold in song, film, ballet and animation. Condition: All volumes are in their original pictorial paper covered bindings. Externally, allvolumes are generally sound, withshelfwear and wear to two of the backstrips. One front hinge is strained. Internally, all volumes are generally firmly bound, although with some straining to The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin bright throughout and generally clean, aside from the odd handling mark and spot to the text block edge. Overall: GOOD..

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        Lohse, Carl. - Wiesenlandschaft mit Häusern.

      . Zeichnung / Kohlezeichnung, auf kräftigem Karton, um 1940. Von Carl Lohse. 59 x 78,5 cm (Darstellung / Blatt). Verso Nachlass-Stempel. Diverse Notationen. - Mit Zertifikat. - In den Blattecken Reißzwecklöchlein. Oberflächlich berieben und stellenweise gering fleckig. Mäßig guter bis guter Erhaltungszustand bei insgesamt schönem Erscheinungsbild. Carl Lohse (1895 Hamburg -1965 Bischofswerda). Deutscher Maler und Zeichner, bedeutender Vertreter des Dresdner Expressionismus. 1909/10 Besuch der Staatlichen Kunstgewerbeschule in Hamburg. 1910-12 Künstlerische Ausbildung an der Malschule von Arthur Siebelist in Hamburg-Uhlenhorst durch Förderung von Alfred Lichtwark. 1912/13 Studium an der Weimarer Akademie. Freundschaft mit Otto Pankok..

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        Cartolina postale, autografa firmata, senza data [1940] e luogo, inviata a Renato Di Bosso - Verona.

      105x149 mm, (scritto il verso). Manoscritto a penna nera su cartoncino. Al recto la riproduzione dell?opera di Tullio Crali ?Decollo?. Francobollo conservato senza timbro postale. Ottimo stato. ?Con affetto Marinetti aeropoeta futurista [...]?. L?opera ?Decollo? venne esposta nel 1940 alla Biennale di Venezia ed era di ?Proprietà Bestetti?. Crali ne fece anche una variante, con il titolo ?Decollo 1937?, oggi conservata presso una collezione privata (tecnica mista su carta, 21,5x29,7).

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        FOUR QUARTETS] comprising East Coker; Burnt Norton; The Dry Salvages; Little Gidding

      Faber & Faber 1941 1942 1940 - Four volumes, all first editions in book form. The Dry Salvages is on thinner watermarked paper thought by Gallup to be an earlier state. Little Gidding is in the first state being sewn rather than stapled. Each in printed fold-around wrappers. A very good set with edges slightly browned and closed splits to the spine of East Coker. WITH FOUR QUARTETS (Faber & Faber, 1944) First UK collected edition. Original buff cloth in printed dustwrapper. A near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper indeed with a little tanning to the spine. All five volumes together in a finely made quarter morocco clamshell box by James Brockman. A collection of Eliot's last great work, a set of four inter-linked poems, as they were separately published and collected two years later. Gallup A36c, A37, A39, A42, A [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        The Eumorfopoulos Collections; Catalogue of the Collection of Persian Ceramics & Islamic Glass, Egyptian, Greek and Roman Antiquities, Choice Medieval & Renaissance Works of Art, etc.

      London: Sotheby & Co., 1940 - Octavo, 25*19cm, 73p. 238 lots, 29 colotype plates. Spine reinforced with paper tape, internally fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Historia de la Revolución Nacional Española

      - Historia de España.(946.0) Sociedad Internacional de ediciones y de publicidad. París. 1940. 33 cm. 2 v. Encuadernación en tapa dura de editorial estampada. Ilustrados con dibujos originales de Baldrich, Teodoro Delgado y Máximo Ramos. Pedro Sainz - Antonio Ballesteros - René Benjamín - Melchor Fernández y otros. Bordes rozados Cubierta deslucida. 21G [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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