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        Prime Minister Churchill's Address to the Italian People December 23 1940 together with the Christmas Day Message from His Majesty King George VI to His People Broadcast December 25th, 1940 and the Christmas Day Message from Prime Minister Mackenzie King

      This is an exceedingly rare wartime speech pamphlet featuring Churchill's Address to the Italian People of 23rd December 1940. Broadcasting from the Cabinet War Rooms, Churchill sought to assure the Italians of Britain's historic friendship with Italy and place blame for the conflict on Mussolini. Churchill's speech is published here with two others - King George VI's Christmas Day Message of 25th December 1940 and Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King's Christmas Day message to the Canadian Army. This speech pamphlet is unusual in several respects - its publication, its survival, and its superlative condition. Per Churchill Bibliographer Ronald Cohen (pages 530-532) the publisher - Universal Life Assurance and Annuity Company - was in business from 1902 to 1942. In an exuberant surge of patriotism, the company published over 40 booklets in the "Universal Life for Victory Series", a few of which were speeches by Churchill. Apparently, there were copyright concerns in the office of the Prime Minister, as well as with his British and Canadian publishers. Prickly correspondence was exchanged, but also some correspondence recognizing the propaganda value of Universal Life's efforts. Eventually the matter was closed. This copy, a remarkable survivor, is in truly outstanding, fine condition. The pamphlet is bound in wire stitched paper wraps, measures 6 inches x 3.5 inches, and is 14 pages in length. Churchill's speech occupies all of pages 8 through 14. The pamphlet is pristine inside and out - crisp, clean, and bright with no wear or markings of any kind. Searching for flaws, we note that one of the two binding staples (both still perfectly tight) shows just a trivial hint of rust, but not even enough to stain the adjacent paper. It is hard to imagine many copies of this perishable and unusual wartime publication still exist; a superior example is improbable. The pamphlet is protected in a removable, archival quality mylar sleeve. Bibliographic reference: Cohen D77, unknown to Woods.

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        Tefillah, Original painting of a group of five men praying in the synagogue

      N.p., ca. 1940-45. 11 1/4 by 16 1/4 inches. Finely executed in gouache or tempera with a multicolored border, and with the forged signature of Arthur Szyk. The image is titled in Hebrew in the bottom border and is typical of Szyk's style, with much detail and exaggerated facial expressions. It is believed that many works of popular Polish artists were copied under the Nazi regime for future sale. One particular artist, a prisoner in one of the concentration camps, may have been assigned to copy Szyk's work. The books in the bookshelf against the wall are labeled in Hebrew: "Arthur Szyk." Fine, in a black frame with a gilt inner border. An attractive piece with an enigmatic history.

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        RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM

      1940. 2. (SZYK,ARTHUR)illus. RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM rendered into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald. NY: Heritage Press 1940. 4to (8 1/2 x 11 1/4"), full padded blue leather stamped in gold, FINE COPY IN PUBLISHER'S PICTORIAL BOX (box VG with some fading, flaps repaired). First edition with Szyk's illustrations, commissioned by Heritage for this printing. Printed in England on heavy, Frenchfold paper, this features 8 magnificent mounted color plates full of detail and rich color as only Szyk can produce. This is one of the most beautiful editions of this poem, rarely found in such nice condition with the box.

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        Mr. Polton Explains

      Hodder & Stoughton, 1940.. First edition hardbound novel. Blue boards, black lettering. Dustwrrapper is complete with no splitting or tears. Minimal damage to the top and base around the spine. Wrapper illustration not credited, but there is an illegible signature in the bottom right corner. The cover has a few white marks at the base - possible damp damage at some stage, but very minor. No inscriptions. Condition is generally very good. Photographic plate as frontispiece. Slight bumping to corners. Full and comprehensive details of condition and further scans on request. Scan of book is made with the wrapper still in its protective clear (and slightly soiled) cover. This book forms part of a large collection of 20th-century, modern and and contemporary hardbound crime and other fiction, with many autographed copies. Please contact the seller if you are seeking any particular authors or titles in this genre. This collection will be catalogued over the coming months. For all the books in the collection already catalogued, enter 'AMAYC' in the keyword search.

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        Addresses Delivered in the Year Nineteen Hundred and Forty to the People of Great Britain, of France, and to the Members of the English House of Commons, by the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill

      This is an exceptional copy of an unusual and quite scarce edition, unknown to many Churchill collectors.  It contains seven of Churchill's speeches from 1940, including "Blood Toil Tears and Sweat" and "The Few".  This is the first appearance in volume form of these speeches, later published in "Into Battle".  Included are Churchill's speeches to the House of Commons of 13 May (excerpts), 19 May, 18 June, 20 August, 11 September, and 8 October.  Also included is Churchill's speech of 21 October to the French nation.  This edition was published by Ransohoff's, a San Francisco department store, and printed by Grabhorn Press in a limited edition of 250 copies. Moreover, it is a large and striking production, measuring 15.75 x 10.75 inches.  It is bound in red cloth covered boards with a quarter linen spine and a leather spine label stamped in gilt. The contents are printed on lavish, handmade paper and printed in red and black.  Two similar editions were published by Ransohoff's - the edition offered here and another in blue cloth containing six of Churchill's speeches from 1940-1941.  Both are quite scarce, but this earlier red edition is even more elusive than the blue.  While these publications are beautiful, they are notably fragile.  The linen spines soiled easily, the leather spine labels faded and cracked, the cloth was prone to wear, and the contents prone to spotting.  Finally, as noted in Langworth, (p.243), because of the way these were bound, "these books almost always have one or two gutterbreaks".  Here is the best copy we have ever offered.  The binding is remarkably clean, the linen almost immaculate and the leather spine label pristine.  The boards show light wear to the corners, which nonetheless remain sharp.  The contents are a treat.  There is no sign of the gutterbreaks endemic to this edition.  Moreover, we find no spotting whatsoever and no previous ownership marks of any kind.  A terrific example of this rare edition.  Bibliographic reference: Cohen A133, Woods D(a)5, Langworth p.243.

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        The Poet in New York and other poems

      W.W. Norton, New York, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Near Fine Condition/Very Good. First edition, Spanish with facing English translation, issued just before the Mexican edition. Chipping at jacket corners with some loss at the spine ends and one corner, small damp stain at one spine end, slight soiling to rear panel. Unclipped ($2.50). Faint shelfwear to orange cloth, mild browning to endpapers and page edges, old bookseller ticket on front pastedown. An attractive copy of a high point in 20th century poetry. Composed during a stay at Columbia in 1929-30 (during which the stock market crashed), it was published posthumously in 1940 after his 1936 murder during the Spanish Civil War. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Poetry; Inventory No: 043222. .

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        RUPERT AGAIN.

      Hardcover. Full colour frontispiece, and numerous coloured illustrations throughout. Original pictorial paper-covered boards. 26 x 20 cm. Two of the eight colouring pictures coloured in [neatly]; some wear to binding, and light scratching; else a very good copy.

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        HESHBON HA-NEFESH ODER FARTSVAYFLUNG?

      Nyu York; Bundisher Klub 1940 Original Wraps. 8vo. 32 pages. 21 cm. First edition. "Reckoning of Souls or Despair. " Holocaust-era imprint, very early report, possibly the first separately-published American Jewish report, on the German-Soviet partition of Poland and the early stages of the elimination of Polish Jewry through starvation in the ghettos. Written by Emanuel Novogrudski (pseudonym; E. Mus) , an important member of the Bund in interwar Poland, who was part of a delegation of the Jewish Socialist Bund of Poland in America in 1939 to urge for aid to Poland's Jews. He later served as general secretary of the International Jewish Labor Bund until 1961, and helped edit the five volume 'Geshikhte fun Bund', and wrote for the Bialystoker Yizkor book. Subjects: Fascism. Jews - Soviet Union. Holocaust. OCLC lists 5 copies (Monash, Harvard, Stanford, Brandeis, Natl Yiddish Book Center) . Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (YID-19-39) xx

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        n. 6 incisioni dipinte di Bruno Colorio.

      n. 6 incisioni dipinte di dimensioni 38x42 cm contenute in cartella originale. Cartella originale contenente le 6 incisioni dipinte da Bruno Colorio che rievocano la città di Trento ai tempi del Concilio. Ogni incisione è firmata a matita dall?artista ed ognuna è dipinta a mano e firmata in lastra. I titoli delle singole opere sono: Trento città del Concilio: Torre Verde; Trento città del Concilio: Torre del Massarello; Trento città del Concilio: Torre Vanga; Trento città del Concilio: Abside del Duomo; Trento città del Concilio: il Duomo; Trento città del Concilio: Palazzo delle Albere. Cartella indivisibile. \rL?autore nacque a Trento, ma trascorse l´infanzia a Cembra. Negli anni ?30 del ?900 iniziò l?attività espositiva delle sue opere e la frequentazione delle più note gallerie d?arte romane. Nel 1940 espose alla Biennale di Venezia ed alla Quadriennale romana. Nel 1953 fondò a Trento l?Istituto Statale d?Arte. Nello stesso anno fu nominato membro del Consiglio Tecnico della Triennale di Milano.\rNel 1991 e nel 1997, la Galleria Civica di Trento e Palazzo Trentini gli hanno dedicato due ampie rassegne antologiche.

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        L'EROICA - RASSEGNA ITALIANA - QUADERNO 264-265

      Ed. Ettore Cozzani 1940Anno di edizione:1940 - Lingua:Italiano - Pagine:60 - Larghezza cm:24,5 - Altezza cm:34 - Tipologia illustrazioni:disegni, fotografiche, in bianco e nero, a piena pagina - Condizioni del prodotto:Perfette - Tipo copertina:Brossura - Segni particolari:RARO, Prima Edizione - Note:Intonso - Pos:LUG01 - RARO numero dell'Eroica, in assoluto la più bella rivista del '900, impressa su sontuosa carta filigrana. Provenienza: Archivio privato Ettore Cozzani "L'Eroica ha segnato senz'altro la rinascita della silografia in Italia. La rivista ha vissuto fino al 1944 e i suoi 310 numeri, quasi tutti monografici, rappresentano un monumento editoriale, un repertorio fondamentale per osservare i mutamenti dello stile e l'oscillazione del gusto in un trentennio, oltre a permetterci la riscoperta appassionata di tanti artisti dimenticati". In questo numero: E. Baroni, Giorgio Umani, Ettore Cozzani, Rosario Pulvirenti, Ignazio Colli, M. Giudici, Guido Pùsinich, O. Talamone, Ya Malandrini, Mario Majoli, V. Grottolo, Arturo Alcaro.

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        REVISED HAGGADAH [FIRST RECONSTRUCTIONIST HAGGADAH]

      New York, Jewish Reconstructionist Foundation 1940 Original Wraps. 4to. 72 pages. 28 cm. First appearance. In Hebrew and English. Typescript, double sided, 'Revised Haggadah' 'Published for the Jewish Reconstructionist Foundation by the Society for the Advancement of Judaism, 15 West 86th Street, New York, N. Y. 5700 -1940'. This Haggadah predates the Reconstructionist New Haggadah of 1941, and served as the foundation for it; the Revised Haggadah was developed in 1939 when "the idea of an SAJ congregational seder was first suggested. ' Kaplan proposed that Kohn and Eisenstein help him assemble a mimeographed revised Haggadah to be used in the SAJ's experimental public second seder. The Haggadah's use on the second evening of the holiday suggests that it was understood as supplemental, a complement to the traditional Haggadah used at home on the first night, rather than a substitute, closer perhaps to a third seder Haggadah than to a new liturgy for the seder. Its use of footnotes explaining changes emphasizes its experimental aspect. " (Democracy and the New Haggadah; American Jewish Historical Society 2009) . Subjects: Haggadot - Texts. Seder - Liturgy - Texts. Reconstructionist Judaism - Liturgy - Texts. No listings on OCLC, one copy housed in the Reconstructionist Archives. Corners of wraps chipped, wraps lightly soiled, internally very fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (HAG-10-17)

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        Die Soldaten des Führers im Felde. Der Feldzug in Polen 1939

      Raumbild Verlag Otto Schonstein 1940 Herausgeben von Oberleutnant des Generalstabes Hasso von Wedel und Heirinch Hansen, 1 vol. 4to, original blue cardboard, with Raumbild Verlag Otto Schonstein, München, 1940, 61 pp. Complete with the 6 full plates, the 100 loose, black and white stereo photographs and the metal stereoscopic glasses. Scarce copy. Rare exemplaire de cet étonnant ouvrage de propagande, relatant la campagne de Pologne de 1939 et bien complet des 100 vues stéréo et des lunettes stéréoscopiques. Bon état (cartonnage lég. frotté). Allemand

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        HELHESTEN. Tidsskrift for kunst.

      Udg. af R. Dahlmann Olsen. 1.-2. årg. (Det udk.). Kbhvn. 1940-44. Rigt illustr. med orig. grafik af bl.a. Else Alfeldt og Ejler Bille. Hefter lidt nussede. Edit. by R. Dahlmann Olsen. 1. - 2. year. Copenhagen 1940-44. (All publ.). Richly illustr. and with orig. graphic by Else Alfeldt, Ejler Bille, Sv. Engelund, Svavar Gudnason, Henry Heerup, Hjorth Nielsen, Egill Jacobsen, Asger Jorn, Harald Leth, Vilh. Lundstrøm, Egon Matthiesen, Richard Mortensen, Olivia Holm Møller, Carl-Henning Pedersen, William Scharff, Dan Sterup Hansen and others. Wrappers slightly worn.. Van de Loo 34, 41, 68, 69, 70, 71

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        YOU CAN'T GO HOME AGAIN. Signed

      New York: Harper and Brothers,, 1940 Wolfe, Thomas. YOU CAN'T GO HOME AGAIN. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1940. 8vo., 743pp. Early Edition [7th]. Inscribed on the front free endpaper to family friends: "Xmas - 1940 / Presented to John / and Essie Simmons / With all best wishes / that you will / enjoy and appreciate / my Brother Tom's last / book / Sincerely / Fred Wolfe / Dec. 25th / 1940". A very good or better copy [minor tape shadows to the endpapers from old clippings - not present] in a near fine supplied price clipped dustwrapper. Fred Wolfe Correspondence 1945 through 1955 with John and Essie Simmons are on deposit in The Thomas Wolfe Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Since the publication of the autobiographical "Look Homeward Angel" in 1929, the Wolfe family has held a revered place in American Literature. Fred Wolfe's fictional character, the extroverted Luke Gant lives here and returns in "Of Time And The River". For over 40 years, Fred Wolfe devoted his life to perpetuating his brother's memory. Fred passed in 1980.. Signed by Author. First Edition, 7th Printing.

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        The Hamlet

      Random House, 1940. Hardcover, Very Good, Very Good. "Random House, New York 1940. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Printing on the copyright page with no additional printings listed. Black cloth boards. Top edge red. Color illustrated title page. Book Condition: Very Good, light shelf wear, spots on the boards, stain at the top edge which does not penetrate the pages, age toning, stamped by a previous bookseller at the front endpaper, surface tears at the front endpaper with light spots. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, early jacket priced at $3.00 at the front flap, shelf wear and chipping, darkening at the rear panel."

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        THE OX-BOW INCIDENT

      NY: Random House, 1940 First edition, first prnt. Signed and dated "Sept. 25, 1940" by Clark on the front free endpage. Previous owner name and date neatly inked on front pastedown under dustjacket front flap, faint spoting to topstain; dustjacket with chipping at corners and spine ends, two inch closed tear on front panel spine fold and two shorter tears, one on the front panel bottom edge and the other on the rear panel topedge with shallow creases, edgewear, mostly on the front panel topedge. A bright, tight copy in Very Good+ conditiuon in a Very Good dustjacket with an archival cover. Clark's first novel. Signed & Dated by Author. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7�" - 9�" tall. The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

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        Lanny Budd Series or World's End Series - 11 vols. complete (World's End, Between Two Worlds, Dragon's Teeth, Wide is the Gate, Presidential Agent, Dragon Harvest, A World to Win, Presidential Mission, One Clear Call, O

      New York: Viking Press. "When people ask me what has happened in my long lifetime I do not refer them to the newspaper files and to the authorities, but to [Sinclair's] novels." - George Bernard Shaw. Complete set of 11 volumes of Upton Sinclair's Lanny Budd Series published by Viking Press with one volume published by the Literary Guild. All hardcovers with mylar protected dust jackets. 1. World's End - New York: Literary Guild, 1940. First Edition, orange cloth, 740pp. Foxing to inner hinges of endpapers else very good in tape-repaired and somewhat creased and edge-rubbed dust jacket. 2. Between Two Worlds - New York: Viking, 1941. First Edition, red cloth, 859pp. Glue darkening along hinges, neat name and address to upper pastedown, mostly light wear to corners of this heavy book. One-inch tear to cloth on upper cover else about very good overall. Dust jacket good, chipped at spine ends, somewhat worn and rubbed at edges and folds. 3. Dragon's Teeth - New York: Viking Press, 1945. Seventh printing, cream cloth, 631pp. Previous owner name neatly and modestly at top of front free endpaper else very good or better in moderately worn, lightly edge torn and slightly edge chipped good dust jacket, which has been price-clipped. 4. Wide is the Gate - New York: Viking Press, 1944. Sixth printing, cream cloth, 751pp. Small spot at fore-edge of rear free endpaper else Fine. Dust jacket (from the 5th printing) chipped at spine ends and corners with light wear at folds and edges. 5. Presidential Agent - New York: Viking, 1944. Third printing, red lettering on cream cloth, 655pp. Corners moderately bumped else very good in edge torn and edge chipped good only dust jacket. 6. Dragon Harvest - New York: Viking, 1945. Fourth printing, red cloth with silver lettering to spine, 703pp. Old price in red felt pen to front pastedown else very good or better in edge chipped and edge torn good only dust jacket. 7. A World to Win - New York: Viking, 1946. First Edition, red cloth, 627pp. Fine in very good+ dust jacket with small chips at corners, minor edge wear. 8. Presidential Mission - New York: Viking, 1947. First Edition, salmon cloth, 645pp. Spine head a little frayed and faded, spine heel darkened with a touch of wear else very good overall. Good dust jacket chipped at spine ends with smaller chips at corners and at upper edge of upper panel, some rubbing to lower spine. 9. One Clear Call - New York: Viking, 1948. First Edition, maroon cloth, 629pp. Fine in very good dust jacket with spine faded and somewhat rubbed, light edge wear. 10. Oh Shepherd, Speak! - New York: Viking Press, 1949. First Edition, red cloth, 629pp. A bit of fading at spine head, old bookmark laid in with a little browning of the paper at that opening else very good or better. Dust jacket very good with wear to spine ends and some wear to folds and edges. 11. The Return of Lanny Budd - New York: Viking, 1953. First Edition, red cloth, 555pp. A few small whitish spots to upper cover, fading to spine ends, light red

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        The Wind in the Willows

      New York, Limited Editions Club, 1940. Limited Edition. One of 2, 020 numbered copies designed under the supervision of Bruce Rogers and signed by him at the Walpole Printing Office. Illustrated with 16 watercolors by Arthur Rackham, reproduced in full color by the Sun Engraving Company of London. Introduction by A.A. Milne. Bound in publisher's original quarter buckram and decorated boards. Spine stamped in gilt. Slipcase is worn at extremities but otherwise in very good condition. Hardcover. Book condition: Near fine

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        The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.

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

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        The Long Winter

      New York: Harper & Brothers (1940). Stated First Edition 8vo Decorated tan cloth. 325pp. Color frontis plus full-page and smaller black & white illustrations by Helen Sewell and Mildred Boyle. The Ingalls family temporarily moves from their claim in Dakota Territory into the little town to survive the hard winter of 1880-81. The sixth book in Wilder's memorable series of stories about her pioneer family. These books are among the most beloved classics of American Children's Literature, woven into the very fabric of our collective consciousness. Awarded a Newbery Honor. Fine in dustjacket with light chipping and edge wear, spine somewhat sunned, small name to upper flap. A very nice copy.

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        Poeta en Nueva York/ por Federico Garca Lorca. Con cuatro dibujos originales. Poema de Antonio Machado

      Mxico: Editorial Sneca, 15 June 1940. 187 p., [4] leaves of plates, illus. (2 color); 25 cm. Title continues: "prlogo de Jos Bergamn." Title printed in red & black. Second, revised, and first illustrated edition of Lorca's last cycle of poetry. Written while he was in residence in New York in 1929-1930 and taking courses at Columbia University, and first published there in a bilingual edition in 1940. Stock#OB897. Vg / bound in full red morocco.

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        Aristona.

      Plakatmål 61x82 cm. Fra begyndelsen af 1940´erne.. Papiret lidt "knækket" efter rulning. Omtalt s. 57 i bibliografien "Christel. Kvinde, kunstner, myte" af Birgitte Glob. "Aristona" var (er) et gammelt radiomærke ejet af Philips. @Plakaten opsat i ramme og sendes ikke med PostDanmark. Kontakt os for mere info desangående. (Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        Lanny Budd / World's End Series, 10 vols. complete (World's End, Between Two World, Dragon's Teeth, Wide is the Gate, Presidential Agent, Dragon Harvest, A World to Win, Presidential Mission, One Clear Call, O Shepherd,

      London: T. Werner Laurie, 1940-50. All hard bound, all in dust jackets; first five vols. are reprints and final five vols. are first editions. Complete set of 10 volumes of Upton Sinclair's Lanny Budd Series (note that Werner Laurie did not publish the 11th and final volume published originally by Viking Press, called The Return of Lanny Budd). All cloth bound in original dust jackets, with solid bindings / tight pages on all ten volumes. All endpapers intact and unmarked. Photos available upon request. 1. World's End (1943) Reprint edition. Near fine in slightly edge worn and edge chipped near very good unclipped dust jacket with original price of 10/6. Unmarked inside. 2. Between Two Worlds (1943), reprint edition. Fine hardcover with minute nicks to dust jacket at head of spine, unmarked. 3. Dragon's Teeth (1943), reprint edition. Very good in edge torn slightly edge chipped good dust jacket. 4. Wide is the Gate (1944), reprint edition. Black cloth covers somewhat soiled else very good in slightly edge chipped (slight loss at top of front cover at spine and to portion of spine head) dust jacket. Tight and clean. 5. Presidential Agent (1946), reprint edition. A very good or better copy inslightly edge chipped near very good dust jacket in mylar. 6. Dragon Harvest (1946), first UK edition. Near fine in very good or better dust jacket with single short tear to jacket on upper rear panel near spine . 7. A World to Win (1947), first UK edition. Near fine in near very good dust jacket with two quite small chips to rear panel of jacket along top edge. 8. Presidential Mission (1948), first UK edition. Very good in near very good dust jacket with two moderate tears (an inch or under) to top front edge. 9. One Clear Call (1949), first UK edition in slightly edge torn and edge rubbed, near very good dust jacket. 10. O Shepherd, Speak (1950), first UK edition. Very good in moderate-heavily chipped good dust jacket in mylar. This set weighs over eight kilograms so extra postage will certainly be requested, but at cost only, without 'handling' charges. All books in stock and available for immediate shipment from Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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        The Wind in the Willows

      Limited Edition. One of 2, 020 numbered copies designed under the supervision of Bruce Rogers and signed by him at the Walpole Printing Office. Illustrated with 16 watercolors by Arthur Rackham, reproduced in full color by the Sun Engraving Company of London. Introduction by A.A. Milne. Bound in publisher's original quarter buckram and decorated boards. Spine stamped in gilt. Slipcase is worn at extremities but otherwise in very good condition. Hardcover. Book condition: Near fine

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        5 YOUNG AMERICAN POETS. GEORGE MARION O'DONNELL. RANDALL JARRELL. JOHN BERRYMAN.MARY BARNARD.W.R. MOSES

      Norfolk, Connecticut: New Directions, 1940 First Edition. A fine fresh copy in the publisher's original navy cloth covered boards, (hint of off-setting to front pastedown) bright gilt lettering on the spine in a truly lovely dustwrapper, (indiscernable nicks at the crown and heel of the spin e and edges). Berryman's first appearance in book form. Stefanik A1. Excellent.. 1st Edition.

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        The Hamlet ( First Edition - 1st/1st )

      Random House, 1940. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Random House, New York 1940. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Printing on the copyright page with no additional printings listed. Black cloth boards. Top edge red. Color illustrated title page. Book Condition: Very Good, light shelf wear, spots on the boards, stain at the top edge which does not penetrate the pages, age toning, stamped by a previous bookseller at the front endpaper, surface tears at the front endpaper with light spots. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, early jacket priced at $3.00 at the front flap, shelf wear and chipping, darkening at the rear panel.

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        o. T. [Flüchtlinge]. Oel auf Leinwand.

      54 x 33 cm, Links unten monogr. u. dat. FM 1940. - Frans Masereel (1889-1972) bedeutender belgischer Grafiker, Zeichner und Maler, enger Freund von Stefan Zweig, der vor allem für seine beeindruckenden, von starken Emotionen geprägten Holzschnitte bekannt ist. Er vertrat in seiner Kunst einen konsequenten Humanismus. Er stellte die Menschen in ihrer Verlorenheit und Verlassenheit in der modernen Zivilisation dar, ohne indessen als Pessimist gelten zu können. Denn gleichzeitig lieferte er Beispiele für Handlungsmöglichkeiten, um dem Menschlichen in einer sich entmenschlichenden Welt den ihm gebührenden Platz zu sichern. Beispiele hierfür sind die 80 Holzschnitte "Das Gesicht Hamburgs" oder die 100 Holzschnitte des Zyklus "Die Stadt" (1925). 1919 erschien seine Folge von 167 Holzschnitten "Mein Stundenbuch", die in Deutschland 1920 von Kurt Wolff verlegt wurde. Eine Freundschaft verband ihn mit Henry Gowa, der ihn nach Saarbrücken holte, wo er von 1947 bis 1951 die Meisterklasse für Malerei an der neugegründeten Schule für Kunst und Handwerk leitete. Frans Masereel regte am 26. September 1953 gemeinsam mit den deutschen Künstlern HAP Grieshaber, Erich Heckel, Gerhard Marcks, Ewald Mataré, Otto Pankok, Max Pechstein, Karl Rössing und anderen in Zürich an, die "XYLON Societé Internationale des Graveurs sur Bois" zu gründen. Diese Gründung der Internationalen Vereinigung der Holzschneider XYLON wurde beschlossen und Masereel war ihr erster Präsident. 1956 schuf er ein weiteres großes Holzschnittwerk, 100 Blätter unter dem Titel "Mijn Land". 1964 erhielt Masereel den Kulturpreis des Deutschen Gewerkschaftsbundes. Eine Dauerausstellung von Masereel-Werken gibt es im Frans Masereel Centrum in Kasterlee bei Antwerpen.

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        6 Songs for Democracy: Discos de las Brigadas Internacionales

      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.

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        Photograph of Joe Dimaggio and Joe Louis posing playfully together

      N.p n.d. 1940s N.p, n.d. [1940s?]. (BASEBALL) 8 x 6 inches (image); 10-1/2 x 6-3/4 inches (mount). Black-and- white gelatin print. Mounted to stiff card, captioned at top in ink "Joe Dimaggio = Joe Louis", and at bottom with typed slip, "Joe Louis Slugging Outfielder & Joe Louis." Narrow, light vertical stain through the length of the image, slight overall toning . Rare photograph of the two legendary athletes posing playfully side by side, Dimaggio grinning with his bat cocked over right shoulder, Louis standing with his fists clenched, ready to land a right to Dimaggio's chin. According to biographers Engelberg and Schneider, Joe Louis was Dimaggio's first boxing hero: "Dimaggio saw several of Louis's fight, including his first fight with Billy Conn. It took place at the Polo Grounds in New York one month into Dimaggio's monumental hitting streak [in 1941] ... " (DIMAGGIO: SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT, p. 369)

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        Black Plumes

      London Heinemann 1940. First Edition of this classic detective story. Ownership name to FFEP and pages browned to edges. In off-white cloth covers and a very fragile dustwrapper which is rubbed to extremities and is chipped to the lower edge and has a small piece missing from the foot of the spine. Protected by a facsimile dustwrapper and a glassine overwrap. A decent copy of a scarce title

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        Sudkuste. Text- und Bildheft mit Kartenlagen, mit 1. und 2. Nachtrag;15 August 1940. [and, in second volume] 3. Nachtrag zum Text- und Bildheft. Geneigtaufnahmen vom Ostabschnitt (Littlehampton bis Margate) mit Text und Kartenanlage ... 31 Mai 1941.

      Berlin: [Department for War Maps and Surveying], 1940/41.. 2 volumes. 6 inches x 8.5 inches (15 cms x 21 cms). Two extraordinary volumes, the first of 446+32+16 pages of hundreds of half-tone photographs, printed both sides, of coastal towns and locations on Britain's South coast plus 50 maps annotated with landing conditions (flat coast, steep coast, cliffs, beaches, etc), the second volume being the exceedingly rare approximately 5.25 metres, 18 feet, long, continuous two-sided strip set, effectively panoramic, of 104 beach photographs along about 200 kilometres, 125 miles, of England's vulnerable south coast issued with an accompanying key map issued in May 1941 as an important supplement to the main work. In very good condition, stapled as issued in original slightly faded green wrappers. This extensive set of photographs and maps was issued in Berlin in 1940 as a major part of Militargeographische Angaben uber England (effectively translating as Military/geographical Report on England) by Abteilung fur Kriegskarten und Vermessungswesen (Department for War Maps and Surveying), and was intended Nur fur den Dienstgebrauch! (For official use only) by the Generalstab des Heeres (German General Staff). The work was first prepared in the early months of 1940, and Abgeschlossen am 15. August 1940 (Corrected to 15 August 1940, with subsequent corrections 28 and 29 August 1940), to be used in the planning and execution of Unternehmen Seelowe (Operation Sealion), the intended invasion of England in late 1940 by large-scale troop landings along the English South Coast, and was issued for the use of high ranking military planners, officers and their staff within the top echelons of the German war machine in Berlin, and for use also by field commanders. The original single volume work was then augmented in May 1941 with the issue for the first time of the beach and coastal strip photograph volume. Although the 1940 volume in its first issue of 15 August of that year is well documented, albeit with examples now difficult to find in nice condition, few modern day collectors know of the existence of this augmented 2-volume set; fewer still own one. A search through library records worldwide for the title of this supplementary "Littlehampton bis Margate" volume finds mention of but two holdings.

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        LENTIL

      1940. 1. McCLOSKEY,ROBERT. LENTIL. NY: Junior Literary Guild and Viking 1940 (1940). Large 4to, cloth, Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper slightly frayed on edges. FIRST EDITION OF McCLOSKEY'S FIRST BOOK! The story of a little boy who was very happy except he couldn't sing a note. Small town life in 1940's America with great illus. Bader p.154-5. Rare.

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        Club Colours.

      Sunnyside Works, 52 College Road, Manchester 16: Circa 1940.. A sample book containing 676 woven silk club colours, in fine condition overall, 14 x 10 inches, 36 x 26 cms, bound in polished red cloth, marked in gold on the front: 'Club Colours, JE' [James & Edwardes Ltd., Sunnyside Works, 52 College Road, Manchester 16 printed on the inside rear cover] with their arms and the word 'Mancunium'. The sample book is divided into twelve sections: Old Boys (191 silks), Universities and Colleges (40), Oxford Colleges and Clubs (43), Cambridge Colleges and Clubs (52), Clubs (37), London hospitals (9), Regiments (141), London Regiments (21), Indian Army (34), Dominion and Colonial Service (8), Air Forces (6), Naval (8), Cavalry (29) and Yeomanry (47). Each page contains two columns of narrow striped silks, 16 per page except where some larger pieces are included. Some pages are blank but no samples are missing. The only similar sample book from the same manufacturers we have been able to locate is in the Textiles and Fashion Collection of the Victorian and Albert Museum, London. The museum's example contains 725 silks and has been tentatively catalogued by the V&A as dating from 1947-1954. This date range, coupled with their own slightly larger collection, supports our own assessment of this present copy as dating from 1940. The two final samples inserted in the Regiments section in our collection are the Airborne Regiment and Paratroop Regiment, both of which were established at the beginning of the 1939-45 war. Also present is a sample for the Home Guard, formed in early 1940. However, no silk is present for, or mention made of, the slightly later Parachute Regiment whose first operation under that name took place the following year in 1941. Many of the clubs and military units listed are no longer extant, their silks in this sample book therefore providing a definitive record of their colours. (Price includes postage UK)

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        Nationalökonomie. Theorie des Handelns und Wirtschaftens.

      XVI 756 S., kl.qt., Kt., vord. Rckn.Gelenk etw. beschädigt. · Mises 15. New Palgrave III, 480. - Erste Ausgabe.

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        The Hamlet The Town The Mansion 3 LTD EDITIONS

      New York: Random House First Limited Edtion of the three novels forming the Snopes Trilogy. All signed by the author on the limitation page. The Hamlet published in 1940 is # 142 of 250 signed copies and has most of the rare fragile glassine jacket present; The Town published in 1957 is number 285 of 450 signed copies has the glassine jacket present excepting a portion to the upper spine; The Mansion, published in 1959 is number 86 of 500 signed copies and has the glassine jacket fully present. The 3 volumes are Fine in fine matching Clamshell cases. . Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        The Hamlet

      NY: Random House. 1940. A fine copy of the first issue, in a very near fine, price-clipped, first issue dust jacket with a hint of rubbing to the front spine fold and a short, closed tear on the rear panel. A beautiful copy of the first volume of the Snopes trilogy, and one that has grown exceptionally uncommon in collectable condition. Provenance: the Bruce Kahn collection. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        THE HAMLET. Signed

      New York: Random House, 1940 First trade edition, first issue. Very near fine copy in an about very good, first issue dustwrapper, tanned on the spine & with a measure of reinforcing restoration at the extremities. SIGNED by Faulkner on the Half Title. 8vo., black cloth, with gilt lettering to the spine & front board. Top edge stained a deep & even maroon. The dustwrapper retains the publisher's price of $2.50 in the upper right of the front flap & features a list of ten Random House fiction titles, this one among them on the rear panel as required. The first volume of the Snopes trilogy with all the correct points. Rare thus. A great copy of this classic first volume of the Snopes trilogy; a novel about the "fantastic and fascinating family named Snopes". Basis for the movie "The Long Hot Summer" with Paul Newman, Orson Wells, & Lee Remick. An attractive copy. While signed limited editions abound, signed trade editions are very uncommon as Faulkner generally refused to sign them.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Sång och strid.

      Stockholm, Albert Bonniers förlag, 1940. 124 s. Häftad, tryckta omslag (nötta). Exlibris för Einar och Mattis Sjövall. Med egenhändigt skriven diktstrof av Lagerkvist på första, tomma sidan: »Vår människovärld har mörknat ner / men åter skall eldarna tändas / och vigda facklor som klarhet ger / med budskap kring landen sändas / Pär Lagerkvist».. Femte tusendet av första upplagan. Boken utkom på hösten 1940, men precis hälften av de 48 dikterna hade dessförinnan publicerats i olika tidningar och tidskrifter. Den handskrivna diktstrofen avslutar »Hoppets fackla» och står tryckt på s. 45. Man kan förmoda att Lagerkvist tryfferat exemplaret för någon välgörenhetsauktion under krigsåren, diktsamlingen hör till det som emellanåt benämns Lagerkvists »beredskapsdiktning». Einar Sjövall (1879-1964) var professor i patologisk anatomi och rättsmedicin i Lund, samt övertygad socialist

      [Bookseller: Lorenz B. Hatt]
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        THE OX-BOW INCIDENT

      Random House NY: Random House, 1940 First edition, first prnt. Signed and dated "Sept. 25, 1940" by Clark on the front free endpage. Previous owner name and date neatly inked on front pastedown under dustjacket front flap, faint spoting to topstain; dustjacket with chipping at corners and spine ends, two inch closed tear on front panel spine fold and two shorter tears, one on the front panel bottom edge and the other on the rear panel topedge with shallow creases, edgewear, mostly on the front panel topedge. A bright, tight copy in Very Good+ conditiuon in a Very Good dustjacket with an archival cover. Clark's first novel. Signed & Dated by Author. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7�" - 9�" tall. The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

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        The Yearling [N. C. Wyeth original box]

      Charles Scribner's Sons New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. First edition thus. Original two-part decorated box with large color cover insert on cover (not reproduced in book). Original black cloth with color insert on cover (distinct from box and also not in book). twelve full-page captioned color plates by Wyeth in unique matte format. Book is pristine with no signs of wear. Box is completely in tact, an 'unsophisticated' and near fine example of a most scarce survival. It even has the original printed price label on side panel ($2.50) along with the title of the book.

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        SIGNAL - 1940-1945 (Importante e rara raccolta- in lingua italiana), Berlin, Deutscher Verlag, 1940

      27 x 35, fascicoli sciolti di circa 40 pp. cadauno, alcuni con qualche danno al dorso ed altri provenienti da legatura ma interno a posto. Straordinaria carrellata sulla seconda guerra mondiale con centinaia di foto di personaggi, soldati, armi di ogni tipo, tragedie, città , velivoli, navi, ecc. ecc., ANNO 1940 : fasc., n. 8, 10, 13. 14. 15. 17 ANNO 1941 - COMPLETO FASC. 1-24 ANNO 1942 - COMPLETO FASC. 1-24 ANNO 1943 - COMPLETO FASC. 1-24 ANNO 1944 - fasc. 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,10,11,13,14,15,16,17,18,19. ANNO 1945 - fasc. 4 La raccolta, assai rara e non divisibile, viene offerta in blocco a

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        But Who Wakes the Bugler?

      Houghton Mifflin Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1940. The first book by the longtime New Yorker humorist. Warmly inscribed by the author, "recalling a most delightful and all too brief vacation," and signed "Peter." Top stain faded and a bit of play to the binding; still a near fine copy in a very good dust jacket chipped at the spine ends and with the pink faded from the spine. The book and jacket are illustrated by Charles Addams, who later gained fame as creator of "The Addams Family"; this is a very early appearance of his artwork. An uncommon first book, especially scarce signed. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA ]
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        Oskar Bergman.

      En studie. Stockholm: Fritzes Kungl. Hovbokhandel, 1940. Nr. 43 av 50 exemplar. Med en signerad originalakvarell av Oskar Bergman. 152,(1) s. Illustrerad. Bunden med båda omslag bevarade i ett samtida vackert brunt halvskinnband. Rygg med gulddekor och sex upphöjda bind. Övre guldsnitt. Fint ex. (Svensk-franska konstgalleriets gröna serie 1) 23 x 15 cm

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