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        Prächtige Gesamtansicht von einer Anhöhe aus.

      . Aquarell mit Deckfarben über Bleistift, sign. "Hans Wolf", um 1940, 76 x 119 cm.. Gesamtansicht von Süd-Westen mit Blick über die Stadt zur Ruine Hohen-Baden. Weiträumig sind die Vororte und Berge der Umgebung dargestellt. Von außerordentlicher Detailtreue und Genauigkeit. - Auf Leinwand aufgezogen, breitrandig und sehr gut erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Reliefpanorama mit den Städten als Vogelschauansichten.

      . Aquarell mit Deckfarben über Bleistift, sign. "J.Ruep Mchn.", um 1940, 80 x 159 cm.. Herrliches Panorama vom Chiemsee über Traunstein, Bad Reichenhall bis Salzburg. Mit weitem Blick in die Chiemgauer Alpen, nach Berchtesgaden, dem Königssee und dem Watzmann. Die Autobahn München - Salzburg ist bereits eingezeichnet. Beeindruckend die Darstellung der zahlreichen Städte und Dörfer sowie besonders der Bergwelt. - Auf Leinwand aufgezogen, z. T. etwas berieben, minimale Randdefekte. Insgesamt von guter, frischer Gesamterhaltung.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Round by Round An Autobiography (Signed)

      US: Whittlesey House, 1940. First edition 1st printing, Very Good to Near Fine book with slight edge and corner wear, mild page edge soiling, smudge bottom of first front end page, and slight thumbprint half-title page near signature, gilt on spine lightly rubbed and faded slightly; in a Very Good jacket that has edge wear and soiling, particularly on back panel, small chips edges and corners, bottom front flap has some of same smudge that is on front end page. Price of $2.50 is present on front flap. All jacket corners slightly clipped by publisher. This copy has been signed, twice ? Good Luck Champ from Jack Dempsey ? on the half-title page, and then again on the title page ? Good Luck Jack Dempsey. This copy is in quite nice shape for a book that is often quite worn and missing the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Squid Ink Books]
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        Recherches historiques, généalogiques et biographiques sur les Jouvencel. Du Briançonnais piémontais en Ile-de-France, mémorial d'une famille

      Villeconin Chez l'auteur, 1940. Villeconin Chez l'auteur, 1940. In-4 , demi vélin à coins, première couverture conservée, xvi-801 pp., carte dépliante. . Ouvrage tiré à 200 exemplaires non mis dans le commerce, celui ci un des 25 de tête sur vélin pur fil Lafuma. Saffroy, 43272. . (Catégories : Généalogie )

      [Bookseller: Christophe Hue - Livres anciens]
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        FOTOGRAFÍA ORIGINAL de Borges, junto con Adolfo Bioy Casares y Silvina Ocampo en su boda civil.

      Foto Vetere, Buenos Aires 1940 - 9x14. Foto de la boda de Bioy y Silvina Ocampo, celebrada en la catedral de Flores. Borges es el padrino de boda. Los novios aparecen sentados, ella de blanco (aunque no es el típico vestido de novia), y detrás, de pie están Borges, junto con Enrique Luis Drago Mitre, el otro testigo de la boda, administrador del periódico La Nación, y amigo íntimo de Bioy, y Oscar Pardo. El reverso de la foto, además del sello del estudio de fotografía, está impreso en el formato de tarjeta postal, con el nombre de 'Agfa', fabricates de material fotográfica. Esta es una clásica fotografía de Borges, aparentamente inédita en la boda de sus dos más estrechos colaboradores. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros.

      [Bookseller: Carmichael Alonso libros]
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        Cape Canaille. Oel auf Leinwand.

      Um 1940.. Bildgrösse: 47x61 cm. Unten rechts voll signiert. In Holzrahmen 71x83 cm..

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat Leonidas Sakellaridi]
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        Bohumil Kubista - monograficka studie (s grafikou)

      Praha/Brno, SVU Manes / F. Kubista, 1940,. A monography on Bohumil Kubista (1884-1918): Czech modern painter of period befor WW1 (expresionism, kubism). Text (in Czech language) by painter's young brother Frantisek. Including an original woodcut ("Prosba", 1918, 24,5 x 15,5cm) printed in one color from original Kubista's matrix. Nice print, in perfect condition! Praha, Brno, SVU Manes, 1940. Buckram, red ending paper, 4° (21 x 30cm),151 pages. 600 copies only. Very good condition, light wear to boards, interior well preserved; woodcut print in perfect condition (inserted between pages 62 and 63); see photo. * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. Please notify beforehand, if you want to visit us and see a specific book. Unser ZVAB-Bücher-Bestand befindet sich in unserem Lager am Stadtrand Prags, nicht in unserem Geschäft. Bitte, teilen Sie uns vorher mit wenn Sie uns besuchen möchten und bestimmtes Buch auswählen wollten *.

      [Bookseller: Antikvariát Valentinská]
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        For Whom The Bell Tolls

      New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1940. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full black morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, all edges gilt. A fine copy. First Edition, First Printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Tuschzeichnung: Schlafstube im Bauernhaus.

      . Gezeigt wird eine bäuerliche Schlafstube mit Bett, Kommode, Nachttisch, Anrichte, Bord. Bildmaß: 40 x 53 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt unter Glas gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 60 x 80 cm ). Links unten mit *E.Turlach* signiert, undatiert ( ca. 1940 ). Das Bild ist gering fleckig, der Rahmen gering bestoßen. >>>Turlach wurde 1902 in Hamburg geboren und verstarb 1996 ebenda. ( vergleiche den umfangreichen Eintrag zu Turlach im *Rump: Lexikon der bildenden Künstler Hamburgs*<<<. ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) ( Bei größeren Bildern leider nur Selbstabholung oder selbst organisierter Abtransport, hier ist kein Versand möglich ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

      [Bookseller: Buchhandlung & Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        ESPAÑA APARTA DE MI ESTE CÁLIZ. 15 Poemas por. Profecía de América (Palabras preliminares por Juan Larrea.)

      Editorial Séneca, México, D.F. 1940 - Con retrato realizado por Picasso. Con sello seco de anterior propietario. César Abraham Vallejo Mendoza (1892 - 1938), poeta y escritor peruano considerado entre los más grandes innovadores de la poesía del siglo XX. ATENCIÓN: El contra reembolso incrementa los gastos de envío en 5 euros. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libros Tres Vegas]
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        Ride a Cock-Horse

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1940. London: Chatto & Windus,, 1940. And Other Nursery Rhymes. Quarto. Original illustrated paper boards. With dust jacket. With frontispiece and 14 full-page illustrations by Peake. Spine ends and edges of boards slightly rubbed, minor foxing to top edge and endpapers. An excellent copy in price-clipped jacket with lightly foxed covers, dusty spine with slightly chipped ends, minor loss to top of rear cover, a long tear to front joint and a smaller along rear joint, small professional repair to verso of tail. First edition, first impression. 14 nursery rhymes, including "Old King Cole", "How Many Miles to Babylon?" and "Doctor Foster Went to Glo&#39;ster", each accompanied by a full-page illustration. This was the second book Peake illustrated and its success led to Chatto & Windus commissioning Peake to illustrate their edition of Lewis Carroll&#39;s The Hunting of the Snark (1941).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A Speech by The Prime Minister

      London: The Baynard Press, , 1940. London: The Baynard Press, , 1940. ... in the House of Commons August 20th, 1940. Octavo. 16 page pamphlet, staple-bound, with pale grey wrappers and titles to front cover in dark red. Housed in a black cloth chemise and a black morocco-backed slipcase, titles to spine gilt. Occasional small rust stains around staples, wrappers slightly foxed. Excellent condition. First edition. "If the Gettysburg Address is one of the most moving statements of democracy confronted by tragedy, Churchill&#39;s historic exhortations are its equal in their ringing assertion of democracy confronting the seemingly irresistible forces of tyranny" (PMM). The speech contains what is perhaps the best-known Churchill quotation of all: "Never in the field of human conflict has so much been owed by so many to so few", this resounding phrase follows a rhetorical pattern long adopted by Churchill: closely similar phrasing can be found in at least five of Churchill&#39;s speeches or writings between 1899 and 1910 (see David Reynolds, In Command of History, Allen Lane 2004).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Cybernetics or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine.Paris: Hermann et Cie., 1948. First edition.

      A fine copy of the first issue, in original wrappers, of "the first book to discuss electronic computing" (Norman). <br/><br/> &#10087; Origins of Cyberspace 991. <br/><br/> "Cybernetics was the first conventionally published book, rather than a technical report, to include a serious discussion of electronic digital computing. Writing as a mathematician rather than an engineer, Wiener's approach was, of course, theoretical rather than specific. Because so many aspects of Wiener's thought were hardly known to the scientific world, let alone to the public at large, the revolutionary aspect of this work can hardly be underestimated. Among the most informative chapters is Wiener's thirty-nine-page rambling historical introduction, in which he described his report to Vannevar Bush in 1940 on the proposed development of an electronic digital computer. That 1940 report proposed the following requirements: <br/><br/> (1) That the central adding and multiplying apparatus of the computing machine should be numerical, as in ordinary adding machine, rather than on a basis of measurement, as in the Bush differential analyzer; <br/><br/> (2) That these mechanisms, which are essentially switching devices, should depend on electronic tubes rather than on gears or mechanical relays, in order to secure quicker action; <br/><br/> (3) That, in accordance with the policy adopted in some existing apparatus of the Bell Telephone Laboratories, it would probably be more economical in apparatus to adopt the scale of two for addition and multiplication, rather than the scale of ten; <br/><br/> (4) That the entire sequence of operations be laid out on the machine itself so that there should be no human intervention from the time the data were entered until the final results should be taken off; and that all logical decisions necessary for this should be built into the machine itself; <br/><br/> (5) That the machine contain an apparatus for the storage of data which should record them quickly, hold them firmly until erasure, read them quickly, erase them quickly, and be immediately available for the storage of new material (Wiener 1948, 10-11). "Wiener, independently of Claude Shannon, conceived of communications engineering as a brand of statistical physics, and applied this viewpoint to the concept of information. However, while Shannon concentrated mainly on applications of information theory to communications, Wiener stressed its application to control problems involving other physical and complicated biological phenomena-- indeed, what made Cybernetics so significant was Wiener's "synthesis under his name of a vast variety of new developments that occurred in the 1930s and 1940s in modern technology and science. These were the times when there were rapid advances in computers, new findings in neurophysiology, tremendous progress in the development of communication systems, servomechanisms and other automation, new predictive methods connected with antiaircraft artillery. Wiener conceived all this rightly as a progress of a single science of 'control.' In fact the new breed of technological inventions of what came to be called information machines-which include computers and all means of communication-may be compared with the nervous system of an organism that serves the purpose of controlling its environment. ... Information theory clearly plays an important role in Wiener's cybernetics, but what Wiener considered information theory is a more general scientific discipline than what is usually regarded in the United States, where information theory is more or less synonymous with coding theory. Wiener with his profound background in theoretical physics, particularly in Gibbsian statistical mechanics, knew that the entropy function has been around since the time of Boltzmann and that Szilard showed that information can be used to decrease physical entropy" (Watanabe). <br/><br/> "Wieners chapter on 'Time series, information, and communication' contained the first publication of Wiener's formula describing the probability density of continuous information. This is remarkably close to Shannon's formula dealing with discrete time published in <i>A mathematical theory of communication</i> (1948). Cybernetics also contained a chapter on 'Computing machines and the nervous system.' This was a theoretical discussion, influenced by McCulloch and Pitts, of differences and similarities between information processing in the electronic computer and the human brain. It contains a discussion of the difference between human memory and the different computer memories then available. Tacked on at the end of Cybernetics were speculations by Wiener about building a chess-playing computer, predating Shannon's first paper on the topic. <br/><br/> "<i>Cybernetics</i> is a peculiar, rambling blend of popular and highly technical writing, ranging from history to philosophy, to mathematics, to information and communication theory, to computer science, and to biology. Reflecting the amazingly wide range of the author's interests, it represented an interdisciplinary approach to information systems both in biology and machines. It influenced a generation of scientists working in a wide range of disciplines. In it were the roots of various elements of computer science, which by the mid-1950s had broken off from cybernetics to form their own specialties. Among these separate disciplines were information theory, computer learning, and artificial intelligence. <br/><br/> "Though cybernetics was intended to apply electronic computing to the study of life processes, early efforts in this direction achieved very limited results. Perhaps the earliest successful electronic computer applications in biology were outside the scope of cybernetics in the study of molecular structure. Because of the great complexity of living systems it required the passage of nearly fifty years before sufficient advances in computing power enabled such endeavors as the human genome project and efforts to simulate living systems. By 2001 efforts to model extremely complex living systems using supercomputers were sometimes called 'cybernetic cells.' (Hook & Norman).. 8vo (252 x 166 mm), original printed wrappers, pp. [1-7] 8-194 [2], some tiny tears to the spine strip, in all a very fine copy

      [Bookseller: Sophia Rare Books]
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        "Die Lautenspielerin" originales Ölgemälde auf Holzplatte ca. 46x36 cm; rechts unten signiert; um 1940

      . Maße im Rahmen 56x46cm..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Niederbayern]
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        The Conditions of Economic Progress.

      London, Macmillan, 1940. 8vo. In the original blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine with the orignal dust jacket (not price clipped). Dust jacket with a few small nicks and wear to upper and lower part of spine. Previous owner's name to front free end paper, other wise a very fine and clean copy including all the folded plates. XII, 504 pp. + 5 folded plates.. First edition of the author's seminal and "monumental" work which had a profound influence on Western thinking about the undeveloped world and is today considered one of the classic studies on growth. "not only gave a considerable stimulus to the subsequent development of growth theory and models but also had an important effect on western thinking about the undeveloped world. For the first time, the gulf between living standards in the rich and poor countries of the world was brought home in hard statistical terms. Well into the postwar years, until United Nations data became available, almost every writer on development economics quoted Colin Clark's estimates." (Arndt, Economic Development)Colin Grant Clark (1905-89) was a British economist and statistician. He was widely noted for his groundbreaking work in economic statistics and national income estimates pioneering the use of the gross national product (GNP); Clark was also among the first economists to use gross national product rather than national income as the basis of his studies. In 1984 he was named by the World Bank as one of the pioneers of development along with Sir Arthur Lewis, Gunnar Myrdal, W.W. Rostow and Jan Tinbergen

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        Journey Into Fear.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited, 1940 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in black. With the scarce dust jacket. Small pencil inscription on the dedication page. Spine cocked and faded, rear board rubbed and with white and light brown spots, edges a little rubbed, small dampstain to fore edge of text block, faint tanning to free endpapers, occasional single spot or finger mark to contents. A very good copy in a rubbed and chipped jacket with a few minor stains and short closed tears. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "Mort Chambers, from Eric Ambler, Los Angeles, 1970". [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

      Houghton Mifflin, 1940. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1940. First Edition, First Printing with matching dates of 1940 on copyright and title page, with no mention of subsequent printings. Lacking dust jacket. Exterior shows some light rubbing. Bumped corners. Marking to paste down, spot on front free end paper. Pages are clean. All in all a very beautiful copy.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        Bei Verdunkelung doppelte Vorsicht!

      - Farblithographie mit Siebdruck. Im Stein signiert BO. Bestell-Nr.605. Hrsg. im Auftrag des Verbandes der deutschen gewerblichen Berufsgenossenschaften e. V. durch die Unfallverhütungsbild G.m.b.H., Berlin, W 9., o.J. [um 1940]. Imp.-Fol. (41,5 cm x 59,5 cm) Zweifachfach gefaltetes makelloses Original-Plakat. In diesem Zustand von größter Seltenheit! Bei Bestellungen gegen offene Rechnung bitte Telefonnummer angeben. Danke! Plakatkunst, Unfallverhütung, Gewerbeaufsicht, Sicherheit,

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Roland Moser]
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        Bei Verdunkelung doppelte Vorsicht! Farblithographie mit Siebdruck. Im Stein signiert BO.

      Hrsg. im Auftrag des Verbandes der deutschen gewerblichen Berufsgenossenschaften e. V. durch die Unfallverhütungsbild G.m.b.H., Berlin, W 9., o.J. [um 1940].. Bestell-Nr.605. Imp.-Fol. (41,5 cm x 59,5 cm). Zweifachfach gefaltetes makelloses Original-Plakat. In diesem Zustand von größter Seltenheit! Bei Bestellungen gegen offene Rechnung bitte Telefonnummer angeben. Danke!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Roland Moser]
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        "Thomas Perger" [Erzählung]. Orig.-Typoskript m. eigenh. Korrekturen u. Ergänzungen.

      Ohne Ort, o. J. (um 1940).. 4°. 28 num. Bll., lose in Kart.-Umschlag m. handschriftl. Deckeltitel "Thomas Perger".. In Salzburg handelnde Erzählung rund um den erzbischöflichen Rat Thomas Perger, der im Jahr 1620 das Schloss Emslieb (Hellbrunner Allee Nr. 65) von Fürsterzbischof Paris von Lodron geschenkt bekam und der sich fortan Perger von Emslieb nennen durfte. - In den "Mitteilungen der Gesellschaft für Salzburger Landeskunde" (Bd. 94, 1954) erschien von Köchl eine geschichtliche Darstellung des Thomas Perger von Emslieb [eine Druckfahne dieses Aufsatzes mit eigenh. Korrekturen Köchls liegt hier bei; 11 Bll. in Fol.], ob jedoch auch diese literarische Bearbeitung veröffentlicht wurde lässt sich für mich nicht feststellen. - Weiters beiligend 28 S. in versch. Formaten mit eigenh. bzw. masch. geschichtlichen Recherchen zur vorliegenden Erzählung. - Karl Köchl wurde am 4. Februar 1879 in Salzburg geboren, wo er das Staatsgymnasium besuchte. Im Anschluß studierte er Philosophie an der Universität Wien, wo er im Juni 1903 zum Dr. phil. promoviert wurde. 1904 legte er die Lehramtsprüfung für Geschichte und Geographie ab und unterrichte danach an verschiedenen Schulen in Wien, Hohenstadt (Mähren) und Graz. Von 1914 bis 1916 im Kriegsdienst, wurde er nach seiner Enthebung Direktor der Landes-Lehrerinnen Bildungsanstalt und Stadtschulinspektor in Marburg a. d. Drau. 1919 wurde Köchl schließlich zum Landesschulinspektor für Steiermark ernannt. Weiters wurde Köchl 1921 der Titel eines Hofrates verliehen, 1929 das "Goldene Ehrenzeichen der Republik Österreich" und 1937 das "Offizierskreuz des österreichischen Verdienstordens". 1938 wurde Köchl von der nationalsozialistischen Regierung als "nicht tragbar" von seinem Amt als Landesschulinspektor enthoben, woraufhin er "um Schädigungen hintanzuhalten" Mitglied der NSDAP wurde. Nach dem Krieg wurde Köchl "entregistriert" und supplierte am Pädagogischen Seminar der Universität Graz. 1948 wurde er schließlich in den Ruhestand versetzt. - Köchl war Verfasser zahlreicher pädagogischer u. geschichtlicher Schriften und gab auch, zusammen mit Franz Brauner, die von Norbertine Bresslern-Roth illustrierten "Lesebücher für deutsche [ostmärkische bzw. österreichische] Alpenländer" heraus. -

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        The Nutcracker Suite

      Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1940. Boston: Little, Brown and Co.,, 1940. from Walt Disney&#39;s Fantasia, with an introduction by Leopold Stokowski. Quarto. Original publishers illustrated boards, yellow cloth spine, with dust jacket. Illustrated throghout. Light wear to bottom edges of boards, inscription to lower edge of title page, in lightly edge worn dust jacket. An unusally bright copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Biennale di Venezia XXII. Original-Farblithographie.

      1940.. Blattgrösse: 100x69,5 cm. 1 Blatt. Unten rechts im Stein signiert. Lithographie entstand bei Ommassini & Pascon, Vedenig. An den Rändern etwas knitterig, oben mit kl. Anrissen.. Ciaci Mondaini bekannter italienischer Karikaturist und Graphiker begann seine Kariere in der Zeit des Faschismus unter Mussollini. Später arbeitete er für zahlreiche Zeitschriften, verfasste literarische Arbeiten und probierte sich auch im Filmbusiness. Er starb 1979 in seiner Geburtsstadt Mailand.

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat Leonidas Sakellaridi]
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        Blick auf das Oberengadin. Orig.-Photographie, 17 x 23 cm auf Trägerblatt u. Halbkarton (28 x 32 cm) montiert .

      ca.1940 - Karton min stockfleckig, sonst tadell. Am unteren Rand vom Photographen von Hand betitelt u. signiert («Albert Steiner, St. Moritz»). Albert Steiner (1877 -1965). Seit 1902 selbständiger Portraitphotograph in Genf. Mitarbeiter im Atelier des Berner Malers W. Küpfer in Bern. Ab 1913 Photograph in St. Moritz. Die Portrait- und Landschaftsaufnahmen, die Steiner zum Teil über seinen Postkartenverlag vertrieb, machten in weltbekannt. 1200 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        Happy Ever After

      Reynal & Hitchcock, 1940. Reynal & Hitchcock, 1940. Hardcover. Good. Hardcover, no jacket (as issued), Reynal & Hitchcock, (1940). "This first edition...is limited to one thousand copies privately printed for the friends of the author and her publishers as a New Year&#39;s Greeting." Bright red paper covers with silver stars and matching endpapers; black cloth spine with silver lettering. Faint cup ring on front cover; 1 x 2 inch damaged spot at top front; worn corners; light edgewear and scuffing; faint remains of water damage to top spine of text block (mostly just a bleeding from the black spine). Name on white endpaper (above the edition statement), no other markings. Text printed on heavy laid finish paper; illustrated by Mary Shepard (daughter of the famous illustrator, E. H. Shepard). Interior bright and clean with a few minor creases and smudges. Overall, a very nice copy of this scarce title. PLEASE NOTE: This book will ship Priority mail with restricted delivery/signature confirmation. Please contact us before ordering if this is a problem for you or if you are interested in photos or an International order.

      [Bookseller: Foggy Iris Books]
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        A Letter by John Steinbeck to the Friends of Democracy

      Stamford - Overbrook Press, 1940. Stamford - Overbrook Press, 1940 A scarce example of this fascinating documentation of correspondence in which the author John Steinbeck answers a request for a statement about his ancestry. Includes an exchange of letters between Steinbeckand the National Director of the Friends of Democracy,a non-partisan, non-sectarian, non-profit, anti-totalitarian propaganda agency that endeavoured to keep tabs on pro-nazi organisations in America, in which Steinbeck expresses his sadness for a time when one must know a man&#39;s race before his work can be approved. First edition. An important piece of history and one of only 350 ever printed. Condition: In a full cloth binding with label to front board. Externally, lovely. Internally, firmly bound. Pages immaculately clean and bright throughout. Overall: FINE.. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1940. 77th edition

      London J Whitaker & Sons Ltd 1940. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Cover rubbed with wear to spine ends. Spine bellied First Edition Yellow limp linen cover 160mm x 100mm (6" x 4"). 871pp.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        Das Heer im Kampf. Wandbilder für die deutsche Jugend. Herausgegeben vom OKH.

      München, Bruckmann,. ( Ohne Erscheinungsjahr, wohl nach 1940 erschienen ) .Mappe mit 12 farbgen Kunstdrucken sowie Begleitheft mit 23 Seiten *Bildbeschreibungen*. Die schlichte Mappe in OKarton, Folio ( 51 x 38,5 cm ). Enthalten sind 12 farbige Kunstdrucke im Format 38 x 50,5 cm ( Höhe x Breite ) sowie das kartonierte Begleitheft in 4° ( 29,5 x 21 cm ). Die Bilder nach Gemälden oder Aquarellen von: Hans Liska, Eduard Thöny, Otto Bloss, Hans Alart, Ernst Kretschmann. Gezeigt wird: *Strassenkampf * ( Aquarell Hans Liska ) - *Sprung ans Feindufer - Sturmboote greifen an* ( Aquarell von Hans Alart ) - *Sieg* ( Ernst Kretschmann ) - Flammenwerfer ( Aquarell Hans Liska ) - *Batterie in Feuerstellung* ( Aquarell von Hans Liska ) - *Bunkerkampf* ( Aquarell von Hans Alart ) - PAK schießt Feindpanzer ab - Panzerjäger am Feind ( Aquarell von Hans Liska ) - *Schnelle Truppen Panzergrenadiere ( Jetzt Panzertruppen )* ( Aquarell von Hans Alart ) - *Sturmgeschütze vor* ( Gemälde von Otto Bloss ) - *Eisenbahnstosstrupp; Eisenbahnpioniere im Kampf* ( Aquarell von Hans Liska ) - *Vormarsch - Ein Feldpostbrief* ( Gemälde von Prof. Eduard Thöny) - *Panzerschlacht in Afrika* ( Aquarell von Hans Liska ). Die Mappe etwas beschädigt mit kleiner Fehlstelle am Vorderdeckel unten sowie kleinem Einriß. Die Mappe etwas angestaubt und stockfleckig. Die Drucke von guter Erhaltung, wenige gering an den Ecken angeknickt. - sehr selten - ( Offenbar nicht in deutschen Bibliotheksbeständen vorhanden ) ( Gewicht 1000 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

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        Portrait photograph, 1941

      Ottawa: Karsh, , c. 1940's. Ottawa: Karsh, , c. 1940&#39;s. Image size: 32 x 26.5 cm. Sheet size: 40 x 33.6 cm. Gelatin silver print. A couple of minor scratches to the image, and light indentations to Churchill&#39;s left arm. Presented in a black and white gold leaf frame with UV glass. Signed in pencil lower left by Karsh. Rubber stamp to verso "Copyright Karsh, Ottowa." Karsh&#39;s most famous image. Yousuf Karsh (1908&#150;2002), the Canadian photographer of Armenian heritage known as Karsh of Ottawa, is widely regarded as one of the most famous and accomplished portrait photographers of all time. Born in Turkey during the Armenian genocide, Karsh fled with his family to Syria. His parents sent him to live with his uncle, a photographer in Quebec, Canada, who arranged for him to apprentice with the portrait photographer John Garo in Boston, United States. Karsh returned to Canada and established a studio on Sparks Street in Ottawa, Ontario, close to Canada&#39;s seat of government. Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King discovered Karsh and arranged introductions with visiting dignitaries for portrait sittings. Karsh&#39;s work attracted the attention of varied celebrities, but his place in history was sealed on 30 December 1941 when he photographed Winston Churchill after Churchill gave his famous "Some chicken, some neck" speech to the Canadian House of Commons in Ottawa.The image of Churchill brought Karsh international prominence, and is claimed to be the most reproduced photographic portrait in history. The story is often told of how Karsh created his famous portrait. Churchill, the British prime minister, had just addressed the Canadian Parliament and Karsh was there to record one of the century&#39;s great leaders. "He was in no mood for portraiture and two minutes were all that he would allow me as he passed from the House of Commons chamber to an anteroom," Karsh wrote in Faces of Our Time. "Two niggardly minutes in which I must try to put on film a man who had already written or inspired a library of books, baffled all his biographers, filled the world with his fame, and me, on this occasion, with dread."Churchill marched into the room scowling, "regarding my camera as he might regard the German enemy." His expression suited Karsh perfectly, but the cigar stuck between his teeth seemed incompatible with such a solemn and formal occasion. "Instinctively, I removed the cigar. At this the Churchillian scowl deepened, the head was thrust forward belligerently, and the hand placed on the hip in an attitude of anger." The image captured Churchill and the Britain of the time perfectly &#150; defiant and unconquerable. Churchill later said to him, "You can even make a roaring lion stand still to be photographed." As such, Karsh titled the photograph, The Roaring Lion. Karsh went on to photograph many of the great and celebrated personalities of his generation. Journalist George Perry wrote in The Sunday Times that "when the famous start thinking of immortality, they call for Karsh of Ottawa." Karsh published 15 books of his photographs, which include brief descriptions of the sessions, during which he would ask questions and talk with his subjects to relax them as he composed the portrait. Some famous subjects photographed by Karsh were Albert Einstein, Albert Schweitzer, Alexander Calder, Andy Warhol, Audrey Hepburn, Clark Gable, Dwight Eisenhower, Ernest Hemingway, Fidel Castro, Jacqueline Kennedy, Frank Lloyd Wright, General Pershing, George Bernard Shaw, Georgia O&#39;Keeffe, Grey Owl, Helen Keller, Humphrey Bogart, Indira Gandhi, John F. Kennedy, Laurence Olivier, Marian Anderson, Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, Muhammad Ali, Pablo Casals, Pandit Nehru, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Paul Robeson, Joan Baez, Peter Lorre, Picasso, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Pope Pius XII, Pope John Paul II, Princess Elizabeth, Princess Grace, Prince Rainier of Monaco, Robert Frost, Ruth Draper, Field Marshal Lord Alanbrooke, the rock band Rush and of course his most famous portrait subject, Winston Churchill. Karsh said "My chief joy is to photograph the great in heart, in mind, and in spirit, whether they be famous or humble." His work is in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Canada, New York&#39;s Museum of Modern Art and Metropolitan Museum of Art, George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Bibliothèque nationale de France, the National Portrait Gallery in London, the National Portrait Gallery of Australia and many others. Library and Archives Canada holds his complete collection, including negatives, prints and documents. His photographic equipment was donated to the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa.

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        NATIVE SON

      New York: Harper & Bros., 1940.. New York:: Harper & Bros.,. 1940. First edition of his first novel, the story of Bigger Thomas, who murders two women and is condemned to death. A complex novel about the feelings of being powerless, resentful and afraid of the white world. A very good copy in the first-issue dark-blue cloth with a tiny snag on front edge of front board and other minor wear; in very good, first-issue dust jacket, which is a little faded on spine and has a few small chips, some faint damp staining on back cover and old tape backing on spine ends. Still, a presentable copy of this important book by this author.

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        Royal Air Force Pilot's Flying Log Book.

      July 1938 - November 1940. - Approx. 150 pages. Square 8vo. Titled blue cloth over boards. Ruled pages as per contemporary log type. Various official stamps to internals. Manuscript in holograph. The keeper of this precision crafted log remains excruciatingly hidden in his 150 page memoir of war. The reader should not expect to find him anywhere but in the hard tack data and details he so fastidiously records. He was a young man at a tremendous moment. One of many who became known as " the few ". His log breaks history down to numbers and aircraft types and operational duties. The machinery of the Battle of Britain squeezed into columns. He remains anonymous to us - like the wizard behind the curtain. What we know of Sgt. Stedman begins in January 1938 with his first training flights in Tiger Moths. Precisely detailed in wonderful hand, he records months of continued training with specific detail given to Exercise and Duty Results. Quite notable is the progression of planes mastered - Tiger Moth's , DH 82's and on to the Anson. Examination and confirmation stamps with sigs. in holograph summarize his passage over the months. Training at an end , Sgt. Stedman receives Certificate of Qualification As First day and Night Pilot on Anson landplanes " in November 1938 ( to front free endsheet ) His orders attach him to 217 Squadron at Tangmere. There on the document proceeds to detail operations of an Anson pilot from the Phony War to Dunkirk to the Battle of Britain. As 217 Squadron was a reconnaissance bomber squadron, entries specifying Channel " convoy patrols " and " photo recon ' are prevalent. Further notations of dive-bombing, anti-sub patrols and night searches are scattered. As the Battle of Britain concludes, so does Sgt. Stedman. His last entry is of" Patrol SA 12 ". 16 November 1940. Log closes with stamped and signed confirmation of Monthly ( log ) Summary ( November )by F/L OC 6 December 1940. But the story closes happily with the one personal insight we have of Sgt. Stedman. Evidenced by the cover letter from the R.A.F. Record Office returning his log to him - date 27 April 1960 - ( laid-on to front free endsheet ) - we know he survived the war. Beyond that, he's the clear window glass through which we can glimpse a momentous time. Covers mildly worn, benign cloth rippling mid- spine at gutter due to previous inadequate hinge repair, Author's name in ink to front cover. A handsome and exceedingly rare Battle of Britain Pilot's log.Featured Misc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sons of Sindbad.

      London, Hodder & Stroughton Limited, 1940.. 4to. XIV, 346 pp. With end-paper maps. Blue cloth with gilt embossed titles to spine.. First edition. An account of sailing with the Arabs in their dhows, in the Red Sea, around the coasts of Arabia and to Zanzibar and Tanganyika; pearling in the Persian Gulf; and the life of the shipmasters, the mariners and merchants of Kuwait. With particular attention to Basra, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Muscat. Numerous black and white photographs by the author, world famous master mariner and adventurer Allan Villiers (1903-82). - A fine copy. - Macro, Bibliography of the Arabian Peninsula, 2250.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Junks and Sampans of the Yangtze

      Shanghai The Inspectorate General of Customs 1940. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Boards rubbed and soiled with some edge wear. Book-plate of Cruising Association with some blind-stamps First Edition Quarter green cloth spine with yellow board cover 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). 96pp + plates. 40 plates and maps.

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        Liegender Akt in südlicher Landschaft. 1940. Öl auf Leinwand auf Karton aufgezogen. Unten rechts in Pinsel signiert und datiert: "H.Bandi 1940".

      . 66 : 80 cm.. Vergl.: Plüss / von Tavel. Künstler-Lexikon der Schweiz XX. Jahrh., Bd. I, S. 48. - Biographisches Lexikon der Schweizer Kunst, Bd. I, S. 73. - Vereinzelt kleine Farbabsplitterungen.

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        WHY ENGLAND SLEPT

      New York:: Wilfred Funk, Inc.,, 1940.. New York:: Wilfred Funk, Inc.,. 1940. First edition. The regularly published version of a thesis written by Kennedy while in his senior year at Harvard College. Its title is an allusion to Winston Churchill&#39;s 1938 book WHILE ENGLAND SLEPT which, like this work, examines the buildup of German power. Kennedy&#39;s work is notable for its uncommon stance of not castigating the appeasement policy of the British government at the time, instead suggesting that an earlier confrontation between the United Kingdom and Nazi Germany could well have been more disastrous in the long run. Top front corner a little bumped, otherwise very good or better in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket with general light edge wear and small chips to corners and spine ends. Altogether an attractive copy in the scarce dust jacket. Housed in a specially made clamshell box with leather spine, raised spine bands, and British-flag, front board design of red-and-blue matching that of the book&#39;s jacket.

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        To the Finland Station

      New York:: Harcourt Brace,, 1940. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1940. First edition of the author's masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed and dated by the author. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with a small chip to the top front panel and minor edge wear to the spine crown. A very sharp copy, uncommon signed.Upon its publication in 1940, Time magazine immediately recognized Wilson's intellectual history: "Because it makes Marxist theory, aims and tactics intelligible to any literate non-Marxist mind, To the Finland Station is an invaluable book." Wilson took six years to write his academic tour-de-force, and "[i]n an age of historical amnesia, To the Finland Station can remind us that our history is alive and open and rich with excitement and promise" (The New York Times Book Review).

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        Order of the Eastern Star : life membership certificate 1940 [Freemasonry]

      Order of the Eastern Star 1940 - One life membership certificate for the Order of the Easter Star, a Freemasonry-related fraternal organization est. in Boston, 1850. The certificate is awarded to Clyde E. Hadley and dated 10 June, 1940. It is signed by Amanda Christian, Worthy Matron; L. C. Hamilton, Worthy Patron and Goldie Sherwood, Secretary. Also includes invoice and membership card. Certificate dimensions: 30 x 22cm. In original envelope with Order of Eastern Star printed label. The certificate is in a very good to near fine condition with some minor marks and edge dulling. Remains particularly well-preserved overall. 1 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        THE TREASURE HUNTERS

      Newnes , 1940. Newnes , 1940. First edition. 8vo. Blue cloth with black lettering. In the original pictorial dustwrapper, with an illustration by E. Wilson to the upper cover. A very good copy of the book, which is clean with a knock to the fore edge of the upper board. The dustwrapper is very good, with a thumb nail size chip to the upper panel and some foxing to the rear of the spine, making the white spine look rather browned. Rare. Colour frontis by Wilson and line drawings to the text by Wilson and Joyce Davies.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Chartres, 7. VII. 1940.. Large 8vo. 2 pp. on bifolium. With autogr. envelope. Some addenda (s. b.).. To his friend Albert Saint-Paul giving him some news about his son whom he had seen some weeks previously, but who had since left for Orleans: "Bien cher ami, Je recois a l'instant votre lettre et je m'empresse de vous donner les quelques indications que j'ai sur votre fils Jean. J'ai eu le plaisir de le voir, je crois, le 12 au soir et de l'heberger aussi bien que le permettaient les circonstances jusqu'au 13 apres-midi. S'etant renseigne aupres des autorites aeriennes de Chartres il lui fut repondu que ce n'etait plus Chartres qu'il devait rejoindre, mais Orleans. C'est pour cette derniere ville qu'il est parti et, depuis, je n'ai plus eu aucune nouvelle de lui. J'espere de tout coeur que tout s'est bien passe pour lui. J'espere aussi que vous recevez bientot de ses nouvelles. Croyez, en tout cas, mon bien cher ami, a ma vieille et fidele amitie. Mes hommages a Madame Saint-Paul". - Accompanied by 2 autogr. letters from Laure Moulin to Madame Albert Saint-Paul and 1 photography of Jean Moulin (in copy), signed on reverse by L. Moulin.

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        Ein Umweg.

      Wien, Luckmann (1940).. 3. Aufl. OHLn. Mit OU., dieser randrissig.. Vgl. W.-G.² 6 - Mit eh., 3-zeil. Widmung Doderers a. d. Titelbl.

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        Limited Edition Mezzotint

      np. np: np. No Binding. Fine. LARGE LIMITED EDITION MEZZOTINT, one of an edition of 250, printed by hand from the original engraved copper plate. The portrait, showing Churchill standing outside 10 Downing Street, is believed to have been created to celebrate Churchill&#39;s becoming Prime Minister in May 1940. This engraving was struck in 2000 from the original plate. Engraved by Henry Macbeth Raeburn (1860-1947), noted Scottish painter and mezzotint engraver and member of the Royal Academy and Royal Society of Painters, Etchers, and Engravers.  With facsimile Churchill signature beneath portrait. Handsomely framed in classic English Bird Eye Walnut. &#8232;&#8232;Size: Approx. 3ft. x 2ft. Fine condition.

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        How to Trade in Stocks : The Livermore Formula for Combining Time Element and Price

      New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1940. New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce. Good with no dust jacket. 1940. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Front free endpaper REMOVED, many owner&#39;s notes on endpapers and flyleaves, some marginalia, owner&#39;s signature, cocked, spine crease, wear. Still solid hardcover.; Not a later, partially rewritten reprint; not ex-library. First Printing, with "First Edition" stated on copyright page, of the quite uncommon first edition of master investor Jesse Livermore&#39;s classic memoir and guide.; 133 pages .

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        'Chiemgaulandschaft' : stimmungsvolle Herbst/Winterlandschaft mit Birken, im Hintergrund die Chiemgauer Berge,

      [um 1940?].. Aquarell auf Papier, weiss akzentuiert.- unten links signiert, aufwendig unter Mehrschicht-Passepartout hinter Glas gerahmt. 29 x 38 sichtbare Bildgröße, 50 x 58 Rahmengröße, *Thieme/Becker XXIV, 564.- *Vollmer III, 393.-. Otto Miller-Diflo (1878 Hasberg/Schwaben -1949 München) Landschaftsmaler, 1899 Besuch der Städtischen Malschule in München.- ab 1912 im Glaspalast.- ab 1920 jährliche Aufenthalte am Chiemsee.- befreundet mit Constantin Gerhardinger.- Ab 1925 bei der Künstlerkolonie Frauenchiemsee.-- vorliegend ein ausgereiftes typisches Motiv.-

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        ROGER FRY A Biography

      Hogarth Press , 1940. Hogarth Press , 1940. First edition. 8vo. Green cloth lettered in gilt. In the original dustwrapper with a reproduction of Vanessa Bell&#39;s portrait of Roger Fry on the upper cover. Both book and dustwrapper are in very good condition indeed. The spine of the book has the usual fading to the spine and the dustwrapper has a few small chips and tears, but looks bright and attractive.

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        The DECAMERON. The Modell of Wit, Mirth, Eloquence and Conversation Framed in Ten Dayes, of an Hundred Curious Pieces, by Seven Honourable Ladies, and Three Noble Gentlemen; Preserved to Posterity.

      The Heritage Press, (1940), New York: - Renaissance-style woodcuts by Kredel throughout. "The typography has been planned by George Macy." - Colophon Light wear to binding, spine slightly sunned and has some small stains to the lower spine. Box rubbed and sunned, gilt fading. A VG+ copy in a Good+ slipcase. Full tan sheepskin binding, gilt stamped lettering and raised bands to spine. TEG. Brown paper slipcase (gilt printing to one side). 10-1/2" x 7-3/4". 1st edition thus, i.e., the 1st version published by Heritage Press with Kredel's woodcut illustrations, ca 1948 (?). xxii, 536, [2] pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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