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        Lettre autographe signee ("J.P. Sartre").

      [Brumath, juin 1940].. 3 pp. ½ in-4 sur papier a carreaux.. Superbe et longue lettre a sa jeune maitresse Wanda Kosakiewicz au matin des bombardements allemands sur la capitale en juin 1940, quelques jours avant son arrestation par les Allemands sur le front de l'est: Sartre evoque son inquietude, lui reaffirme son attachement, parle du "Castor", et de "Bost" qui vient d'etre blesse au Front, etc. "Non, bien sur, je ne rale pas, je ne suis pas fache du tout et si je l'avais ete je ne songerais plus a l'etre, je n'ai qu'une envie, mais elle est vaine, c'est de te serrer dans mes bras ; j'ai trop de sujets d'inquietude pour toi : ta radio et puis ce bombardement de Paris que j'ai appris ce matin. New-York annonce a la radio un millier de victimes, 250 morts et six ou sept cents blesses. J'ai recu heureusement aujourd'hui une lettre de toi qui me dis que tu pars. Seulement je n'ose m'en rejouir, ma douce petite fille, parce que je sais bien quelle vie sinistre tu vas trouver a Laigle [dans le Perche]. Tu sais, des que ca sera possible, on te fera revenir - et en tout cas le 1er septembre. Je me ronge un peu parce que j'avais tant voulu te sortir de Laigle et voila que tu y retournes contrainte et forcee et c'est moi qui t'y envoie. Ca me fait un tout petit peu comme un manque de parole de ma part mais d'un autre cote, je ne veux pas te savoir exposee. Et puis j'imagine que Paris va devenir de plus en plus sinistre, ce n'est pas ce Paris la que je t'avais promis. Celui ou je voulais te voir vivre, il est avec les vieilles lunes dans nos souvenirs. En tout cas, mon amour, je voudrais que tu trouves en arrivant a Laigle ce petit salut de moi, avec toute ma tendresse. Je t'aime plus fort que jamais. Je comprends tres bien ce que tu veux dire quand tu ecris que les rapports entre personnes te semblent reduits a rien et je vois comment cela peut se faire. Mais moi, c'est tout le contraire, ca les exaspere au contraire et je me sent tout farouche pour les conserver. Mon amour, quoi qu'il puisse arriver de catastrophique, tu es ma vie et je ne me laisserai pas priver de ma vie. Fort de cette assurance que je me suis donnee a moi-meme, tu m'es plus proche que tu ne l'as jamais ete, je ne fais pas de difference entre toi et moi. Je sais bien que ce sont des mots pour toi qui vas t'ensevelir a present a Laigle. Mais tout de meme, j'espere que ca te fera comme un accueil quand tu trouveras cette lettre. Pour les livres, je ne me rappelle plus trop la liste que je t'avais faite, mais je vais t'en faire une autre. Ce sont des livres souvent un peu difficiles mais interessants. Schopenhauer: Le Monde comme volonte et comme representation | Nietzsche: La volonte de puissance / La genealogie de la morale | Heidegger: Qu'est ce que la metaphysique | Scheler: Nature et forme de la sympathie | Freud: Trois essais de psychanalyse / La Psychanalyse / Le reve | Delbos: Figures et doctrines de philosophes | Bergson: L'Evolution creatrice | Platon: Le Banquet - Phedre - Phedon - La Republique | Il me semble que tu peux te lancer la-dedans. Ca te paraitra peut-etre un peu rebutant et obscur au debut mais quoi que tu comprennes, tu ne pourras que progresser et puis naturellement tu n'auras qu'a me demander des explications. Ce bombardement m'a angoisse hier. Non que je te croie parmi ces victimes, mais j'imagine que Paris a du etre sinistre et puis ca commence a devenir serieux. 1000 victimes et 80 immeubles detruits. Je suis heureux de penser que tu t'en vas. Mes parents vont foutre le camp aussi et le Castor serait evacue si ca devenait trop dur. Pour les gens je n'ai pas trop de crainte, seulement je commence a penser a la ville : elle me fait terriblement fragile, a present. Plus fragile qu'une personne. Et tu sais comme je tiens a elle. Pour moi je suis toujours ici, en securite parfaite, mais je me fais un peu l'impression d'un crabe sur le dos, au milieu de tout ce remue-menage, a faire ici l'ermite. Tu m'as fendu le coeur en disant que tu vis sur un fond de petite angoisse. Helas, comme je voudrais t'epargner tout cela. Et puis il y a cette radio. Je crains un peu ta lettre de demain qui va m'apprendre a la fois ce qu'il en fut du bombardement et de la radiographie. Ma douce petite Wanda, tu sais je trouve que tu es en train de devenir une personne, tout doucement et surement. Tu es mille fois mieux de ce point de vue, dans cette guerre, que je n'aurais ose l'esperer l'an dernier. Ce qu'il faut c'est que tu sois une personne sans perdre rien de ton authenticite et il me semble que c'est tout juste comme ca que ca se passe. Je t'aime et je t'estime de toutes mes forces. Le Castor m'ecrit que Bost [Jacques-Laurent Bost] est blesse. J'en suis bien aise il est a l'abri, a present. Mais ca me fait un peu scandaleux qu'un eclat d'obus se soit enfonce dans sa petite peau. Presqu'autant que si c'etait dans celle d'Olga. Qu'est-ce que ca t'a fait, a toi, quand tu l'as appris? A demain, mon amour. Ecris moi bien sagement, meme si tu te sens toute ensevelie la bas. Rappelle toi qu'a present je suis toujours inquiet de toi, ou que tu sois. Je n'ai plus peur que tu cesse de m'aimer. J'ai confiance en ta tendresse, mais j'ai peur pour ta petite peau, pour ton corps, tu es menacee par le dedans et le dehors. Tu ne m'as jamais ete si precieuse. Je t'aime passionnement. Je creve de ne pouvoir te tenir dans mes bras et t'embrasser sur tout ton corps".

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        Zürich. - 1940. Masch. Ing. Alteilung Eidg. Tech. Hochschule Zürich. Fotoalbum der Diplomandenklasse der Maschineningenieure der ETH.

      Zürich, Fr. Schmelhaus Limmatquai 62, 1940,. quer in-4vo, 14 feste Fotoalbumseiten mit 52 eingefügten Originalfotos in S/W (bis 23x17 cm), letzte Seite bedruckt, sehr guter Zustand, Fotoalbumpappeinband d. Z. mit goldgepr. Titel auf Vorderdeckel, schönes Exemplar.. Dieses offzielle Album für die Diplomabgänger enthält 13 grosse und schöne Fotografien von den Gebäuden der techn. Hochschule von aussen und innen sowie der Maschinenhallen, Vorlesungssäle und Klassenzimmer. Gefolgt von Portraitaufnahmen der Professoren und (etwas kleinformatiger) der Diplomanden selbst. Die einzige Frau unter den Studenten dieses Jahrgangs ist die Bernerin Gritli Schaad. Es handelt sich sehr wahrscheinlich um die Silbermedaillengewinnerin der Skiweltmeisterschaft von 1939 in Zakopane im Slalom und in der Kombination. Eine starke Frau in einer Männerdomaine! Das gedruckte Schlussblatt nennt die Namen der Personen: Prof.: A. Rohn, W. Saxer, G. Eichelberger, J. Ackeret, Ed. Amstutz, A. Zeerleder, E. Honegger, W. Quiby, M. ten Bosch, P. Scherrer, K. Wiesinger, H. Favre, H. Gugler, R. Dubs, F. Gonseth, L. Kollros, Th. Wyss, E. Gsell. Diplomanden: M. Berchtold (ZH), M. Berdez (VD), M. Breukink (Holland), B. Christen (BE), V. Dahm (TG), G. Dubois (NE), P.H. Fehr (GE), V. Guinsbourg (Belgien), A. Hedensblad (Schweden), F. Huber (BS), M. Huguenin (GE), H. Jester (FR), F. Strommenger (Luxemburg), F. Widmer (ZH), Ch. Lehner (SG), O. Luder (SO), M.A. de Montmollin (NE), E. Mühlemann (BE), Frl. Gritli Schaad (BE), P. Stoffel (TG).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Broder's Rare and Used Books]
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        Security Analysis: Principles and Technique

      New York: Whittlesey House (McGraw-Hill), 1940. New York: Whittlesey House (McGraw-Hill). 1940. Second edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 1940, eighth printing of the second edition. Hardcover, black cloth. A Very Good copy in a Good dust jacket which is rarely found with this edition. Cloth moderately worn and starting to fray at spine ends and corners; one shallow dent to the top edge of the rear board. Sound binding; clean contents. The DJ with numerous chips and snags along the edges; some fading; the bottom 3/4 of the hinge b/w the front panel and inner flap is split, but the DJ is still in one piece; original price of $6.75 present. One of the classic books of stock market analysis and a major influence on Warren Buffett. Digital images available upon request.

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        HISTORIA DE LA CRUZADA ESPAÑOLA

      - Dirección literaria Joaquín Arrarás Iribarren. Dirección artística, Carlos Saenz de Tejada.- Madrid, Ediciones Españolas, Talleres Tipográficos Aldus, 1940 - 1943; 36 tomos en 8 volúmenes en folio menor rústica original con estampación en cubiertas. 1º, 699 pp - 1h. 2º, 565 pp - 1h. 3º, 564 pp - 1h. 4º, 608 pp - 1h. 5º, 562 pp - 1h. 6º, 437 pp - 1h. 7º, 573 pp - 1h. 8º, 421 pp - 2h. Profusión de fotograbados y láminas en todos los tomos de Saenz de Tejada.

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        Collection of eleven Shipler photographs of Salt Lake City

      Bill Shipler Photo [c.1940], Salt Lake City, UT - Eleven 8" x 10" black and white photographs by the renowned Salt Lake firm of Shipler Commercial Photographers. All eleven photographs are reprints using the original negatives and are circa 1940. The photographs with the original photograph dates are: 1- Salt Lake Theatre interior with charity ball decorations [First South and State Street]- November 8, 1906.2- Saltair swimmers with Giant Racer in the background [Great Salt Lake] - July 4, 1913.3- Royal Cafe / Cohn's [Main Street between Second and Third South] - March 18, 1922.4- McCormick Block / Crandall Building [First South and Main Street] - June 19, 1905.5- Templeton Building [Main Street and South Temple] - December 12, 1905.6- The Alta Club [State Street and South Temple] - December 4, 1905.7- Felt Building [Main Street between Third and Fourth South - east side] - December 8, 1910.8- Daft [Daynes] Building [Main Street between First and Second South - west side] - March 23, 1906.9- Boyd Park Building [Main Street between First and Second South - east side] - September 21, 1914.10- Tabernacle with Grand Army of the Republic decorations [Temple Square] - August 2, 1909.11- Hotel Utah [Main Street and South Temple] - c.1910.

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        HAPPY EVER AFTER Illustrations by Mary Shepard

      Reynal & Hitchcock 1st edition [only printing], New York 1940 - Illustrations by Mary Shepard printed in red. LIMITED TO 1000 copies privately printed for the friends of the Author and her publishers as a New Year's Greeting. Octavo black cloth-spined red boards with silver stars and red printed title label to cover and silver titled to spine (edges rubbed/corners worn/1.7cm of sunning to front board) 29pp. Printed in black with red initial letter to each chapter and title on titlepage. All illustrations except for one on the title are printed in red. No inscriptions, pencil marks, creases or loose pages. Crisp and bright inside with endpapers matching the boards with silver stars. Page fore-edge and bottom edge untrimmed as issued. *A Mary Poppins story where the Banks children have adventures with fairy tale characters. No copies for sale since the Bauman Rare Books copy was sold. This book is illustrated by Mary Shepard, the daughter of the Winnie-the-Pooh illustrator, E. H. Shepard. She also illustrated all the other Mary Poppins titles. 1 volume.

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        Darkness at Noon

      Cape 1940 - The boards are a bit marked and worn. Internally mostly clean and tightly bound - if slightly cocked and sprung. One signature, minor offsetting and a few spots. The jacket is from a later edition. It is a bit chipped and marked. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Farewell My Lovely

      New York, Knopf, 1940., 1940. Crime novel. FIRST EDITION, 8vo. Publisher's russet coloured cloth, trimmed in blue, in pictorial jacket. Book is very good with some spotting to edges and endpapers, label removed from blank area of final leaf (some resulting surface abrasion). Jacket is used, showing some scuffing to joints and extremities, some general soiling, front flap with some ink marks, price-clipped. A serviceable copy in the original binding and jacket. Raymond Thornton Chandler's crime stories and novels were of immense stylistic influence upon modern crime fiction, especially in the style of the writing and the attitudes now characteristic of the genre. His protagonist, Philip Marlowe, is a classic "private detective", and writers ranging from W.H. Auden and Evelyn Waugh to Ian Fleming greatly admired his swift-moving, no-nonsense, hardboiled style. HUBIN;Crime Fiction IV

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        Britain's Strength: Speech by the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Winston Churchill, in the House of Commons, August 20, 1940

      50 Rockefeller Plaza, New York: The British Library of Information, 1940. 1st Edition. Paperback. Fine. This is one of Churchill's most famous speeches, occasioned by the Battle of Britain and honoring the RAF pilots who almost single-handedly prevented Nazi invasion of England. Churchill encapsulated and immortalized the struggle when he uttered the words: "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." The famous bibliographic reference Printing and the Mind of Man, which surveys the impact of the printed word on Western Civilization, singles out this speech. The British first edition - with gray wraps printed in red - is the edition commonly seen. Here is the considerably more scarce British Library of information edition, published in New York for the American audience. The British Information Service published pamphlets of Churchill's speeches in the early war years - most before Pearl Harbor, and usually within two or three days of when the speeches were delivered - in an effort "to bring the inspiration and steadfastness of the Prime Minister and the British nation to an American nation not yet engaged in the war." (Cohen, Vol. I, p.513) This example of this remarkable Churchill speech is in truly exceptional condition. The pamphlet is 8 pages, wire stitched, in self-wrappers, and measures 9 x 6 inches. The paper is bright, crisp, and clean with no wear. A flawless copy in all respects. The pamphlet is protected in an archival mylar sleeve. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A131.2, Woods A60(b), Printing and the Mind of Man (PMM) 424.

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        The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1940. First edition, first printing with the date on the title page of the author's first novel and masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows only light wear. Inscribed by the author on the front endpage. Housed in a custom clamshell box. A very sharp copy, most uncommon signed and inscribed.With the publication of her first novel, The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter, Carson McCullers, became a literary sensation. With its profound sense of moral isolation and its compassionate glimpses into its characters' inner lives, the novel is considered McCullers' finest work, an enduring masterpiece. "To me the most impressive aspect of The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter is the astonishing humanity that enables a white writer, for the first time in Southern fiction, to handle Negro characters with as much ease and justice of those of her own race. This cannot be accounted for stylistically or politically; it seems to stem from an attitude toward life." (Richard Wright) "A remarkable book . . . [McCullers] writes with a sweep and certainty that are overwhelming." (The New York Times)

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        The Official History of the Australian Army Medical Services in the War of 1914-1918. Volume 2 [The Western Front]

      Canberra, Australian War Memorial, 1940 - Octavo, xvi, 1010, [1, tipped-in publisher's advertisement for the Bean and Butler sets] pages with numerous maps, diagrams and graphs plus 58 pages of plates. Cloth a little marked and flecked (but confined mainly to the spine); top edge lightly marked; light marginal crease to a few early leaves; leading margin of one section (pages 833-64) tending to curl inwards near the top and bottom; these are trifling blemishes, and overall, this is an excellent copy. This official medical history of Australia in the First World War is complete in three volumes; they were first published in 1930 (reprinted in 1938), 1940 and 1943 respectively. For obvious reasons, the two volumes published while Australia was fighting the Second World War are singularly scarce (indeed, the third volume is rare by any definition). Use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability.

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian ANZAAB/ILAB]
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        A Stricken Field

      Duell, Sloan and Pearce New York 1940 New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce. 1940. First. First edition. Tape shadows on the boards, else near fine in an attractive, near very good, price-clipped dustwrapper with several internally repaired tears, and a scrape on the spine, probably from a removed sticker. Inscribed by the author: "For Mr. and Mrs. Rogers, with all good wishes fron their friend Martha Gelhorn. Sun Valley." .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Long Winter

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1940. First Edition, First Printing, with statement of "First Edition" on the copyright page and proper "I-P" code. The dust jacket has the original price of $2.00 intact, though mentions two titles that were published after this 1940 on the rear panel. Therefore, this not the original dust jacket this book was issued with, though still a rare, early state example in nice condition. The hardcover is in Very Good condition, in a Very Good dust jacket. Clean text. Sound binding. Cloth shows light edge wear at corners and spine ends. Light vertical line of wear to the center of the spine. The dust jacket shows light rubbing and light soiling. A lovely copy overall.

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        Masters of the Parachute Mail

      Herbert Jenkins, 1940. Hardcover. Good/No Dustjacket. 1940. 254 pages. No dust jacket. Red cloth boards. Pages have light tanning, with light foxing to the textblock. Boards have bumping to spine ends and corners, with fading to the spine, and back edge near the spine. Binding has a slight forward lean.

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        The Wind in the Willows

      NY: Limited Editions Club, 1940. Hardcover. Very good. #487 of 2020cc signed by the designer, Bruce Rogers, with sixteen color drawings by Rackham. Patterned boards backed with pale yellow buckram. A fine copy in the publisher's olive green slipcase which some splitting to the front of two joints, the top one being reinforced externally with a single piece of clear tape. Despite the faults to the slipcase, a nice copy of the last book Rackham illustrated before his death.

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        ESPAÑA APARTA DE MÍ ESTE CÁLIZ. 15 Poemas por. Profecía de américa (Palabras preliminares por Juan Larrea.)

      Lucero, Ed. Séneca,, México 1940 - 17.5x24. 93pp. 5h. Retrato por Picasso, fechado en 1938. Es bien conocida la historia de la primera edición, que, compuesta e impresa por soldados del Ejército Republicano de Este, fue incautada y destruida por las tropas nacionales cuando entraron en Cataluña. Esta es la primera edición que haya sobrevivido de lo que es posiblemente el mejor poemario de la Guerra Civil Española. Algunos pequeñas rasgaduras en el margen inferior de las cubiertas (donde sobresalen del texto,) pero en conjunto, muy buen ejemplar. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros. Rústica, conservando su papel glassene original, este algo rasgado. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE TREASURE HUNTERS

      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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MISTER MEDDLE'S MISCHIEF

      Published by George Newnes Ltd., 1940. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Good. Illustrated by Mercer, Joyce & Turvey, Rosalind M.. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper. Red cloth with black title to spine. Colour frontis. B/w illustrations. Mister Meddle is just like his name! He meddles with everything and everyone and gets into the most surprising mischief. Browning to base of spine. Browning/foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-torn with a few repairs to verso; small amounts of loss; triangle of loss to base of spine (with photocopy behind). Staining in a couple of places, with a few scuff marks - still good for its age! [S]

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        The Integration of the Personality

      London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd.,, 1940. Translated by Stanley M. Dell. Illustrated. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. 14 plates. Bump to upper edges of boards affecting the top edge of the text block, a little spotting to edges of text block, partial toning to free endpapers. A very good copy in the rubbed and partially tanned jacket with a few nicks and short splits repaired with tape on the verso. First edition, first impression. Advance review copy with the publisher's slip loosely inserted. Six lectures delivered in Switzerland with the goal of defining the process of individuation, described by Jung as the conflict and collaboration between the conscious and unconscious.

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        La Leyenda De Fray Juan Garín, Ermitaño De Montserrat. Estudio Sobre Sus Orígenes y Formación. Obra Ilustrada Con Una Serie De Grabados En Madera, Viñetas e Iniciales Originales De A. Ollé Pinell y Varias Reproducciones De Documentos Antiguos.

      Orbis, Barcelona 1940 - 136pp. más láminas. Muy ilustrado con grabados originales a la madera, vistas plegadas y reproducciones de grabados antiguos. Muy cuidada edición en papel de hilo tintado. Tirada de 475 ejemplares, numerados. Nuestro ejemplar único, pues están todos los grabados coloreados a mano a varias tintas. Bonita encuadernación a la romana en pergamino , con una pintura en la tapa superior. Cierres de cuero. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Security Analysis: Principles and Technique

      New York: McGraw-Hill, 1940. First Printing of the Second Edition in a very scarce, original dust jacket. The boards are Near Fine, with contents Fair, in a Very Good dust jacket. Cloth is well preserved, with a few faint scuffs, light wear to spine. The pages show sporadic spotting, and evidence of erased pencil markings throughout, with a few tears and imperfections. The dust jacket shows edge wear, chipping, soiling, and tanning, with light insect wear to spine and rear panel; stray pencil mark to rear panel. Presents well. Extremely scarce in original dust jacket.

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        The River War

      London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1940. Hardcover. Fine/Very good. This is a superlative jacketed copy of the rarest reprint of The River War. Churchill's second book, originally published in 1899, recounts his experiences and reflections concerning British involvement in the Sudan. The text is arresting, insightful, powerfully descriptive, and of enduring relevance. As a young officer in a colonial British army, Churchill was unusually sympathetic to the Mahdist forces and critical of the British army. This work offers us the candid perspective of the future great man of the 20th century from the distinctly 19th century battlefields where Churchill learned to write and earned his early fame. In 1933, a so-called "Second Cheap Edition" was made from plates of the 1902 edition with a bibliographically significant new introduction by the author explaining that "A generation has grown up which knows little of why we are in Egypt and the Sudan." There were ultimately five printings of this edition. All are now highly sought in the original dust jackets, but most scarce is the dust jacket for this 1940 printing - the only wartime printing. The dust jacket is unique to this printing. Survival rate for these jackets is quite low, likely owing to the thin, white paper on which they were printed. The condition of this jacket is the very best we have ever seen, with a fine book beneath. The pale purple binding is bright and clean with square corners and just a little discoloration at the base of the spine corresponding to a small chip in the dust jacket. The contents are crisp, clean, bright, and tight with no spotting. There is a single inked owner inscription in beautiful script dated "July 18, 1942" on the front pastedown. The dust jacket is a treat - unclipped, bright, and with only trivial wear. Losses are confined to trivial corner wear with the exception of a .25 inch chip at the lower rear hinge. Two 1 inch closed tears are located at the upper rear hinge and at the rear flap fold. Very light soiling to the white panels. Overall a truly superior jacketed example of this scarce and fragile edition. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A2.4.c, Woods/ICS A2(da.3), Langworth p.33

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        Mercedes of Castile: or, the voyage to Cathay. By the author of "The Bravo," [etc.]

      Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia 1940 - First edition, pp. [2], 9-xii, [13]-260; 232; bookplates of George Barr McCutcheon and Robert Hoe; orig. purple muslin, paper labels on spine; spines sunned else very good and sound; each volumes in a half brown morocco slipcase. The printed labels on the spine are in BAL's state 'B' (sequence is arbitrary). BAL 3893. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        "Mercedes of Castile: or, the voyage to Cathay. By the author of ""The Bravo,"" [etc.]"

      Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard. 1940. "First edition, pp. [2], 9-xii, [13]-260; 232; bookplates of George Barr McCutcheon and Robert Hoe; orig. purple muslin, paper labels on spine; spines sunned else very good and sound; each volumes in a half brown morocco slipcase. The printed labels on the spine are in BAL's state 'B' (sequence is arbitrary). BAL 3893."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        Columbus. Volksglobus bearb. v. C. Luther

      Berlin-Lichterfelde, Columbus Vlg. Oestergaard [ca. 1940].. ca. 48 x 24 cm. In gutem Zustand. Erdglobus auf Holzsockel.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1940. First Edition / First Printing / First State. Dated 1940 on the copyright page with Scribner's "A" present. First State Jacket without the Photographer's name at the rear panel. Tan cloth boards with black lettering. {ref: Hanneman A18a}. Book Condition: Fine, clean boards and spine, clean pages. Tight spine, minimal age toning at the endpaper. A few light spot at the page edges. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, wrapped in a new removable mylar cover. First state jacket priced at $2.75, no photographer's name at the rear panel. Shelf wear, chipping at the head of the jacket spine, short tear at the rear panel.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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        The Wind in the Willows

      New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1940. - Arthur Rackham?s "Wind in the Willows"[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. GRAHAME, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows. With an Introduction by A.A. Milne & Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1940.Limited to 2,020 numbered copies (this copy being No. 1315), signed by the designer, Bruce Rogers. Quarto (11 3/8 x 8 1/8 inches; 289 x 207 mm.). [2], 244, [2] pp. Sixteen mounted color plates. "Printed at the Walpole Printing Office The edition was designed by and printed under the supervision of Bruce Rogers" (Colophon).Original quarter pale yellow buckram over patterned paper boards. Spine lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt, others uncut. A very fine, partially uncut copy. In the original publisher?s olive green cardboard slipcase."The Wind in the Willows was not published in England until 1950, but it found two publishers, one for a de luxe edition (The Limited Editions Club, New York) and one for a trade edition (The Heritage Press, New York) in the United States posthumously in the year following Rackham?s death. The book is a gentle delight, presenting sixteen illustrations which in no way fight with the more famous imaginative world created by Shepherd, although if Shepherd had not preceded him, then Rackham might have anthropomorphized his creatures even more. Several of the plates are delightful: the ?Golden Day when the three heroes walked by the Caravan, Mole leading a happy horse?; the placid Rat handing a hamper to put into a boat, a plate famous among Rackham lovers because it was the boat for which Rackham forgot to draw the oars, an omission which some see as significant in view of the artist?s imminent death. Perhaps the most interesting picture is the frontispiece, which depicts the egocentric Toad levelled to the drab clothes of a no-pocket washerwoman, hopping about permissively, totally unequipped for the real contest. In the real world of people, like all egoists, animal or human, he is alien, and it is a typical piece of Rackhamerie that we should see two children laughing at the glum toad, not because he is a toad, but because he is obviously pretending to be something else.It is with a sense of a serious loss that one turns to the imprint of the de luxe edition in search of the familiar Rackham signature, and finds not the careful hand of Rackham, but that of the designer Bruce Rogers, who saw the book and Rackham?s pictures through the press." (Gettings, Arthur Rackham. Pp. 168-169)."This was the final book Arthur Rackham illustrated before his death in 1939" (Riall, pp. 197-198).

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        MISTER MEDDLE'S MISCHIEF

      George Newnes Ltd. 1940 - 1st 1940. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper. Red cloth with black title to spine. Colour frontis. B/w illustrations. Mister Meddle is just like his name! He meddles with everything and everyone and gets into the most surprising mischief. Browning to base of spine. Browning/foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-torn with a few repairs to verso; small amounts of loss; triangle of loss to base of spine (with photocopy behind). Staining in a couple of places, with a few scuff marks - still good for its age! [S] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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        Scrapbook

      1940-1955. The scrapbook of Herbert A. Wise, African-American World War II veteran and New Jersey Methodist minister, including school and church programs, photographs, clippings, and military ephemera, including a broadside for Irving Berlin's This is the Army, featuring the first integrated unit in American military history. Quarto. 72pp. Maroon cloth with "Scrapbook" in gilt on the front board. Very good with moderate rubbing at the edges, some fraying at the corners and the text block falling slightly at the top but still secure. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1940. First Edition / First Printing / First State. Dated 1940 on the copyright page with Scribner's "A" present. First State Jacket without the Photographer's name at the rear panel. Tan cloth boards with black lettering. {ref: Hanneman A18a}. Book Condition: Fine, clean boards and spine, clean pages. Tight spine, minimal age toning at the endpaper. A few light spot at the page edges. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, wrapped in a new removable mylar cover. First state jacket priced at $2.75, no photographer's name at the rear panel. Shelf wear, chipping at the head of the jacket spine, short tear at the rear panel.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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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

      San Francisco: Ransohoffs (printed by Grabhorn Press), 1940. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. 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 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 Conditions of Economic Progress.

      London, Macmillan, 1940. 8vo. In the original blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine with the orignal price clipped dust jacket. Dust jacket with a few nicks and a 2 cm tear to lower part of spine. Previous owner's name and an "X" to front free end paper, other wise a 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

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        the bride wore black

      New York: simon & schuster , 1940. First American edition. Leather_bound. Very Good +. Description& & The Bride Wore Black - Cornell Woolrich (William Irish)& & Simon & Schuster, New York, 1940.& & First Edition - First Printing& & Pseudonyms William Irish and George Hopley.& & Woolrich's first suspense novel, an inspiration for film noir, and the basis for a Francois Truffaut film.& & A nice copy of an incredibly difficult to find first edition that marks Woolrich's entry into the mystery genre.& & Binding& & Rebound in black morocco& & & & Textblock& & An embossed stamp to the lower right of the title page , brown mark to the upper right corner.& & Small ink number stamp to the bottom of dedication page.& & Clean with sparse occasional foxing marks effecting mainly the first 20 pages.

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        Faust

      Hundertjahrs Ausgabe Im Askanischen Verlag, Berlin 1940 - The 1940 1st thus, bound in full vellum and including the original printed dustjacket. Clean and solid and VG+ in a bright, VG dustjacket, with mild darkening and creasing along the spine. Thick quarto, 449 pgs., tipped-in black-and-white plates by Max Von Boehn thruout. Text in the old script, the fracteur. Also includes an uncommon example of the publisher's printed slipcase, which has held up well and is solidly VG. A lavish, wartime edition of "Faust". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: APPLEDORE BOOKS, ABAA]
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