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        Journey Into Fear

      London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited, 1940. 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".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Eggs, Beans and Crumpets

      London: Herbert Jenkins Limited, 1940. London: Herbert Jenkins Limited,, 1940. Octavo. Original orange cloth, spine lettered in black. With the dust jacket. Spine and board edges faded, endpapers and edges slightly foxed, in the jacket that has some nicks and chips to the extremities, a short closed tear at the foot of the rear panel, and tape repairs to the verso. A good copy. First edition, first impression, preceding the American edition by three weeks and with different contents. A collection of short stories told to members of the Drones Club. Opening with four tales of the misadventures of Bingo Little, now happily married to best-selling novelist Rosie M. Banks, with a variety of scrapes as he strives first to find a job and then to get it back when his boss Purkiss, quite justifiably, fires him. Following these, Wodehouse sparkles with Anselm Gets His Chance, featuring a young curate, a stolen stamp collection, and a secret engagement. The remaining stories feature one with Freddie Fitch-Fitch and three with Stanley Ukridge.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Musterbuch für Uhrenarmbänder.

      Ohne Ort, (Ca. 1940).. (25,5 x 38 cm). 9 (statt 10) Bll. Mit 101 (statt 102) Original-Uhrenarmbändern. Original-Leinwandband.. Seltenes französisches Musterbuch mit Originalarmbändern für Damen- und Herrenarmbanduhren. Die einzelnen Armbänder sind mit elastischen Fäden an den Enden auf einem stabilen Trägerkarton befestigt. - Ein Blatt entfernt und auf einem fehlt ein Armband. Etwas angestaubt, sonst gut erhalten

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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        Porträt von Julius Paul Junghanns - Öl auf Leinwand, doubliert auf Hartfaserplatte;

      um 1940 / 1950.. Original-Ölgemälde mit glänzendem Firnis; dargestellt ist der Düsseldorfer Tiermaler Julius Paul Junghanns; Brustbild im Halbprofil; oben rechts signiert: "R Weber W." (das W. etwas kleiner und schwächer hinter dem Namen); verso handschriftlich bezeichnet: " Prof. Junghanns, Akademie Düsseldorf". [39 x 47 cm, Hochformat] ohne Rahmen; die Leinwand wurde vom Künstler selbst auf die Hartfaserplatte aufgezogen, da sich auf deren Rändern die selben Farben finden; guter Zustand.. Julius Paul Junghanns (* Wien 1876, + Düsseldorf 1958), Tiermaler, Schüler von Heinrich von Zügel, 1904-1945 Professor für Tier- und Freilichtmalerei an der Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, einer der bedeutendsten Tiermaler des 20. Jahrhunderts. // Das Bildnis zeigt den etwa 70jährigen Junghanns mit Brille im schwarzen Anzug und roter Fliege vor grünem Hintergrund. Es ist das Werk eines professionellen Malers. Ob sich hinter der Signatur einer der gelisteten Künstler verbirgt, konnte von uns nicht festgestellt werden. Ein Zettel auf der Rückseite nennt den österreichischen Landschaftsmaler Rudolf Weber (* Wien 1872, + Krems-Stein 1949), allerdings ist der Zettel noch recht neu und wahrscheinlich eine ungesicherte Zuschreibung. Mit etwas Phantasie läßt sich das "W." hinter der Signatur auch als "65." lesen (wegen des abschließenden Punktes aber unwahrscheinlich), was dann mit 1965 auf ein postum erstelltes Porträt schließen ließe oder mit 1865 das Geburtsjahr des Malers bezeichnen könnte. Auf Anfrage senden wir Ihnen gerne ein jpg-Bild der Signatur.

      [Bookseller: Sanderversand Antiquariat]
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        6 Songs for Democracy: Discos de las Brigadas Internacionales

      NY: The Music Room [Keynote Recordings, Inc.], ND, [Ca. 1940]. NY: The Music Room [Keynote Recordings, Inc.], ND, [Ca. 1940]. Hardcover. Very Good. Three 10 inch 78 rpm records housed in card sleeves, cloth backed illustrated boards. Front joint split , bottom edge of front board worn, otherwise a nice examle of this set with the records in fine condition, but lacking the booklet. Inscribed and signed by Robeson on the inside of the front board thus: "These songs of the Spanish struggle Deeply reflect the spirit of Democracy. That spirit like Joe Hill 'never died,' This album is a 'must.'". Though by general concensus, the inscription is generic, still an intersting piece.

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Mallory Bookseller. ABAA]
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        Stag at Bay (Two scripts for the play and unproduced film)

      N.p. N.d., N.p. - Two scripts for "Stag at Bay" by Charles MacArthur and Nunnally Johnson, from Johnson's estate. Johnson was a screenwriter, director, and producer, and highlights of his 40 year career include "The Grapes of Wrath" (1940), "The Three Faces of Eve" (1957), and "The Dirty Dozen" (1967). Womanizing screen idol Bart Starling escapes from the Lazy Meadows Health Farm, where he has been sent to dry out by his agent, and shows up at an all-girls boarding school hoping to reconcile with his long-lost daughter, a meeting that is complicated by his interest in the school's statuesque physical education teacher, Helga. Draft script for the stage play by Johnson and MacArthur. The play, based on two incidents in the life of John Barrymore, was slated for a Broadway debut, staring Frederick March and Ingrid Bergman, in 1942 but was canceled when Barrymore died. Johnson and MacArthur continued to revise the work until MacArthur's death in 1956. The play was considered lost until it was discovered among MacArthur's papers at Florida State University, where it debuted in 1974, and subsequently gone on to a number of repertoire and off-Broadway productions. Blue studio wrappers printed with logo of the William Morris Agency, noted as copy No. 19, undated but circa 1956. Title page present with credits for screenwriters Nunnally and MacArthur. 113 leaves, mechanically reproduced. Pages Fine, wrapper Near Fine, internally bound with three gold brads.Draft typescript for an unproduced film, with a couple of brief notations by screenwriter Johnson, based on the play by Johnson and Charles MacArthur. While this script is the same story as the play Johnson collaborated on with MacArthur, the dialog is completely different, and it is clearly a screenplay rather than play script. Given that the script is dated from the time after MacArthur's death when the play was lost, and that credit on the screenplay is for Johnson only, it is likely that this script represents a solo attempt by Johnson to rewrite and revive the material for the screen. Black studio wrappers, with a printed label noting the film title and with credit for screenwriter Johnson. Title page present, carbon, dated June 1964, with credit for screenwriter Johnson. 143 watermarked leaves, typed, with notations throughout. Pages Fine, wrapper Near Fine, internally bound with three gold brads.Complete collation available on request. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        A Natural History Journal 1950-1975, 1976-1982 & 1983-1990. A record of .................. Oological and Ornithological study and memories

      Three volumes - one dedicated to each time period. Ever so lightly dusty top-edge of text block otherwise a thoroughly fine set in same dustwrappers. Each Volume is limited to 100 copies. All signed by Jim Whitaker. Volume one has a photograph of Jim Whitaker and wife Margaret and a letter from himself inserted loosely in the front of the book. Scarce set. James’ (Jim Whitaker - Peregrine Books) interest in birds began as a birds’ nesting schoolboy (around 1940), and with other like-minded boys he began to collect eggs. These books recount his exploits over the 40 years between 1950 and 1990. Jim is very well known in the field of Oology and has published a significant number of works on the subject. His knowledge on the subject is unparalled.

      [Bookseller: C.Arden Bookseller]
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        12311 - (3. Kompanie Aufklärungs-Abteilung V-Division, später SS-Division "Reich")

      . ohne Ort (Ellwangen), Selbstverlag, ohne Jahr (1940), Ganzleineneinband, Großformat, ohne Seitenangabe, mit Abbildungen, Faltkarte im Anhang, Liste ausgezeichneter Personen, sehr seltenes Werk, welches zur Erinnerung an den "Feldzug im Westen" erstellt wurde, Einband leicht verfärbt, Seiten leicht stockfleckig, Zustand 2- (NG21).

      [Bookseller: Helmut Weitze Militärische Antiquitäten ]
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        Paar Schuhe. [Original-Farbzeichnung / original colored drawing].

      . Martha Jungwirth, geboren 15. Januar 1940 in Wien. Zusammen mit Franz Ringel, Peter Pongratz, Wolfgang Herzig, Robert Zeppel-Sperl und Kurt Kocherscheidt bildete sie 1968 die Gruppe "Wirklichkeiten".. Original-Farbzeichnung, Buntstifte, Kreide auf Papier. Von Martha Jungwirth unten rechts signiert. Rückseitig bezeichnet "1968 Studie". Maße Blatt: 46,5 x 65,0 cm. Blatt fleckig, rückseitig kleiner Rest von Klebeband, zwei leichte Schabstellen. Gutes Exemplar. Original drawing, colored and wax crayon on paper. Signed by Martha Jungwirth. Backside labeled "1968 Studie". Sheet spotted, backside one spott by rest of adhesive tape, traces of mounting. Measure sheet: 46,5 x 65,0 cm. Good condition.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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        Grinzing.,

      1940 - Orig.-Farbradierung. 46 x 58 cm. (Plattengr.). Schönes, breitrandiges Expl. pp. vgl. Thieme-B. XIX, 582f.; Antiquitäten-Rundschau 23. Jg. 1925, Nr. 24; Schüttler, Wien 1944 - Vom Künstler eh. signiert. In der Platte bez. u. dat. "Februar 1940". Gewicht in Gramm: 1000

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        I negozi.

      Casa editrice Gentile, Milano 1940 - N. 6 artist books each with two colour pictures for to cut. Available: "Cappelli", "Farmacia", "Orologiaio", "Musica", "Sali Tabacchi", "Salumeria" (with cut pieces). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Giorgio Maffei]
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        Bovy, Adrien. Barraud.

      Lausanne, F. Roth, 1940.. 25,7x21,5 cm. Farb. Frontispiz, 21 S., 1 S., 4 Bl. Mit s/w. Abb. im Text und 56 s/w. Tafeln. HLdr.-Bd. der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückentitel, Vorderdeckel der OBr. eingebunden.. Eines von 800 numerierten Exemplaren auf Velin (GA 830 Ex.). - Mit einer Bleistifzeichnung und hs. Widmung von Maurice Barraud auf dem Vortitelblatt. - (Rücken und Lederecken etwas beschabt).

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat Leonidas Sakellaridi]
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        Order of the Eastern Star : life membership certificate 1940 [Freemasonry]

      Order of the Eastern Star, 1940. Order of the Eastern Star, 1940. 1st Edition. The certificate is in a very good to near fine condition with some minor marks and edge dulling. Remains particularly well-preserved overall. . 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.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Großes Reliefpanorama von Thüringen mit den Städten als Vogelschauansichten.

      . Aquarell mit Deckfarben über Bleistift, sign. "Atelier J. Ruep", um 1940, 80 x 120 cm.. Blick über die Höhen des Thüringer Waldes auf die Städte Eisenach, Gotha, Erfurt, Weimar, Jena und Gera; in der Ferne das Eichsfeld, der Kyffhäuser und die Region um Leipzig. Mit Einzeichnung auch kleiner Dörfer, Burgen und Sehenswürdigkeiten, sowie der Verkehrswege (Autobahnen). - Auf Leinwand aufgezogen, rechts unten in die Darstellung einmontiert ein grünes Herz mit dem Aufdruck: "Besucht Thüringen, kauft Thüringens Werterzeugnisse". - Sehr detailreiche Darstellung, die jedoch trotzdem von großer dekorativer Wirkung ist.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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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. And Other Nursery Rhymes.

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1940 - Quarto. Original illustrated paper boards. With dust jacket. 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. With frontispiece and 14 full-page illustrations by Peake. First edition, first impression. 14 nursery rhymes, including "Old King Cole", "How Many Miles to Babylon?" and "Doctor Foster Went to Glo'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's The Hunting of the Snark (1941).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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

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        "Die Lautenspielerin" originales Ölgemälde auf Holzplatte ca. 46x36 cm; rechts unten signiert; um 1940

      . Maße im Rahmen 56x46cm..

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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

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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]

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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.

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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,

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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!

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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. -

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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.

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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.

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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]

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