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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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        Ideale Schönheit

      Verlag Geist und Schonheit Verlag "Geist und Schönheit, 1940. 3 of 3 albums. Hardcover. vg. Folio. Paper-covered portfolio with pictorial paste-down and gilt lettering on cover. Folding flaps. Title-page in black and red. 16 beautiful mounted b/w photographs of women in the nude. Photos by A. Binder, Dr. Hans, Rich. Heinz, Reinhold Leßmann, G. Riebiecke, Werner Schmolke, G. L. Weber, Foto-Wog, A. Zais. Schriftzeichnungen: Richard Heinz und Werner Winkler. Very good condition.

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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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        ORIGINAL COLOR POCHOIR [RED SHOES, GREEN HAT]

      N.p.: Artist ca. 1940 1949. N.p.: Artist, [ca. 1940-1949].. Folio. 17 x 13" (432 x 337 mm.), plus margins. Pochoir stencil on wove paper. Signed in the plate. Archivally mounted. Mat a bit scuffed, print has a few nicks and smudges at the extreme edges of the substantial margins, else about fine. A colorful and whimsical image, sometimes appearing under the alternate title, "Artist in Her Studio." Hilla R von Ehrenwiesen (1890-1967) was the artist largely credited with exposing Solomon R. Guggenheim to avant- garde art, who appointed her as the first director of the Museum of Non-Objective Art (MNOA), later the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. After meeting artists Jean Arp, Rudolf Bauer, Paul Klee and Vasily Kandinsky in Europe, R was converted to a new art form that Kandinsky called Non-Objective painting, which she embraced with great passion and fervor. Bauer, whose paintings she was obsessed with, was also her lover and mentor. From then on, R would proselytize for Non- Objective painting until her death in 1967.

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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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        Last Poems and Plays

      Macmillan London: Macmillan. 1940. First. First edition. Slight offsetting from the jacket flaps, else fine in a very attractive, near fine dustwrapper with slight toning to the spine and extremities. A very nice copy. .

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        [Original Art]: Six Large Military Themed Animal Paintings

      [Circa 1940s]. Six original paintings, each measuring 17" x 25". Gouache on artist boards. Near fine with some toning to the edges of a couple of paintings and tape remnants on the rear of each, but each image is still exceptionally fresh and vivid. The six images depict various animals -- squirrel, owl, lion, dog, bear, and rooster -- all with military hats and one with a complete uniform, suggesting the art was created during World War II or possibly the Korean War. Several of the paintings appear to reinforce wartime ideals of conservation (squirrel storing nuts), education (the owl reading), and military service (the lion sitting on a pile of money with the various bills labeled "Security," "Leadership," "Welfare," "Prestige," and so on). The rear of two paintings have the fading stamp of the Simmons-Beal Agency that was located at 3 E. 40th Street in New York City from the 1930-1990s. We could find no specific information on the artist aside from references to several children's books he may have illustrated during the 1950s. While his background is unclear to us, his artistic skills are quite apparent. An amusing and clever collection of mid-century children's animal paintings promoting perceived American virtues. .

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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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        Verordnungsblatt für die Besetzten Niederländischen Gebiete, Jahr 1940 - 1944. Verordeningsblad voor het Bezette Nederlandsche Gebied, Jaar 1940 - 1944

      NP NP , n/d. Hardcover. vg. 4 volumes. 4to. 1940: 757pp. 1941: 1034pp. 1942: 646pp. 1943: 386,[10],pp. All volumes are in three-quarter cloth over paper-covered gray boards with gilt-stamped Nazi emblem and gold lettering on cover and spine. Gold lettering on spine of 1940 and 1943 volumes faded. Minor discoloration, scuffing and staining to boards. Small bookplate of binder to inside of front board. Sporadic foxing to some pages. Most pages in 1943 volume have horizontal crease. Hitler invaded Holland in 1940. These are the laws which were immediately implemented by the Nazi Regime for the occupied Dutch zones. At the time every bookseller in Holland had to carry these editions. Includes 10 pages of laws from January and February of 1944. Text in German and Dutch. Very good condition. Rare as a set in consecutive years.

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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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        [Filmscript]: The Great Dictator

      United Artists Los Angeles: United Artists. [1940]. Dialogue Continuity Filmscript. Quarto. Printed punched mimeographed sheets bradbound in blue wrappers. Pages age-toned, else near fine. Chaplin wrote, directed, and starred in this spoof of Hitler and Mussolini. The film was released more than a year before America's entry into the war, and ends with Chaplin's famous spoken appeal for peace. Although marked: "Dialogue Continuity," a comparison with the movie dialogue reveals differences between this script and the film. .

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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.

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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.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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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

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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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        A DISCOURSE ABOUT The STATE Of TRUE HAPPINESSE. Delivered in Certaine Sermons in Oxford, and at St. Pauls Crosse. [bound with] SOME GENERAL DIRECTIONS For A COMFORATABLE WALKING WITH GOD [bound with] TWO SERMONS PREACHED At NORTHAMPTON At TWO SEVERALL ASSISES THERE. [bound with] A CORDIALL For CHRISTMAS In The TIME Of AFFLICTION

      London:. 1638/39/40.. 8vo & 4to [A - O8, P4, Q2; A6, ¦2, B - Bb8, Cc6; A - N4; A - D4, E2]. 'Discourses' - 7th edition, revised & corrected [STC 3234]. 'Directions' - 5th edition, corrected & amended [STC 3254]. 'Two Sermons' - 2nd edition [STC 3257]. 'Cordial' - 1st edition [STC 3227]. [xix], blank, 214pp; [xiv], 390 pp + 8 pp table; [4], 97 pp; [vi], 27 pp.. Modern full leather binding executed in a period style; maroon spine label.. Binding - Fine. Text - VG (margins trimmed, very occasionally. meeting the rule above the running title/aging to paper/faint stain. to lower portionof 'Discourses' text). Ownership signature of 'John. Baker' on 'Cordiall' title page.. Bolton noted as 'a most religious and learned Puritan, a painful and constant preacher, a person of great zeal for God, charitable and bountiful; and so famous for relieving afflicted consciences, that many foreigners resorted to him, as well as persons at home, and found relief." [ˆ Wood, as quoted in the DNB].

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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

      [Bookseller: Libreria e Rivisteria Ferraguti]
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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.

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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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        Sudkuste. Text- und Bildheft mit Kartenlagen

      Berlin: Abteilung fur Kriegskarten ... [15. August] 1940. 6 inches x 8.5 inches (15 cms x 21 cms). An extraordinary 450-page book containing some 380 half-tone photographs, printed both sides, of coastal towns and locations on Britain's South coast plus 40 maps annotated with landing conditions (flat coast, steep coast, cliffs, beaches, etc). In near immaculate condiiton, stapled as issued in original green wrappers, faint library cancellation library mark on top cover, with an additional shelf label. This work was issued in Berlin in 1940 as a major cornerstone of Militargeographische Angaben uber England (effectively translating as Military/geographical Report on England) by Abteilung fur Kriegskarten und Vermessungswesen (Department for War Maps (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). This volume, arguably the most important of the German invasion documents for Unternehmen Seelowe (Operation Sealion), the invasion of Britain by large-scale troop landings along the South Coast, beare the Abgerschlossen am 15.August 1940 (Corrected to ...) date, immediately prior to the intended September 1940 invasion. In short, this extensive book of photographs and maps was prepared for high ranking military planners, officers and their staff within the top echelons of the German war machine in Berlin. Difficult to find, particularly in as nice and unmarked condition as this. (Price includes postage UK)

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        [Original Art]: Six Large Military Themed Animal Paintings

      [Circa 1940s]. Six original paintings, each measuring 17" x 25". Gouache on artist boards. Near fine with some toning to the edges of a couple of paintings and tape remnants on the rear of each, but each image is still exceptionally fresh and vivid. The six images depict various animals -- squirrel, owl, lion, dog, bear, and rooster -- all with military hats and one with a complete uniform, suggesting the art was created during World War II or possibly the Korean War. Several of the paintings appear to reinforce wartime ideals of conservation (squirrel storing nuts), education (the owl reading), and military service (the lion sitting on a pile of money with the various bills labeled "Security," "Leadership," "Welfare," "Prestige," and so on). The rear of two paintings have the fading stamp of the Simmons-Beal Agency that was located at 3 E. 40th Street in New York City from the 1930-1990s. We could find no specific information on the artist aside from references to several children's books he may have illustrated during the 1950s. While his background is unclear to us, his artistic skills are quite apparent. An amusing and clever collection of mid-century children's animal paintings promoting perceived American virtues.

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        A Set of Eight China Dinner Plates with Black and White Wildfowl Designs by Lynn Bogue Hunt, with His Explanatory Legends on the Back

      n.p ca. 1940 n.p, ca. 1940. (HUNT, LYNN BOGUE) 6-1/4 inches in diameter. . These plates have been used to dine from, and there are occasional minute scratches, but they are fine overall, and ideal for display . On November 3, 1943, Lynn Bogue Hunt wrote to Eugene V. Connett, founder, proprietor, and, in 1942, liquidator, of The Derrydale Press: "...I have been decorating highball glasses, plates, and doing porcelains for a couple of years and with considerable success on a royalty basis". Looking at these exceptionally attractive and interesting plates, it is easy to see why. Hunt's ducks, pheasant, quail and other species are vigorously depicted in flight, with Hunt's caption and signature included on the front surface. On the back of each plate is shown a pair of the subject birds and a lengthy description (about 125 words) of their characteristics and habits, lettered and signed by Hunt. Despite numerous attempts by various practitioners, sporting art does not always translate well to other media, but with these plates Hunt has successfully combined form and function with elegance and style. A BEAUTIFUL SET

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        ABC DOGS

      1940. 2. ABC. (DOGS) ABC DOGS. (NY: Wilfred Funk 1940). Folio (10 x 13"), cloth backed pictorial boards, tips worn and a few faint marks on cover else VG+. 1st edition. Dogs for every letter except "X" are illustrated in color on every page. The text is beneath each drawing. Includes Kerry Blue, Newfoundland, Sealyham, Poodle, Japanese Spaniel and more. THIS COPY IS SIGNED BY TICE WITH A CHARMING 3" DRAWING OF A SCOTTIE DOG. Artfully done and very scarce, moreso with the signature and drawing.

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        And Touch Clean Earth I (Volume I Only)

      Phillips & Godshalk Co. Trenton, New Jersey: Phillips & Godshalk Co.. 1940. First. First edition. Stapled green wrappers. Cover woodcut by John Moment. Illustrated with linoleum cuts by William J. Flemer, III. A volume of poetry, issued together with a collection of nature stories (not present) by William J. Flemer III when both authors were students at the Lawrenceville School. Volume One, entitled And Touch by Posner is a collection of poems. Light wear, a very good copy. Inscribed by Posner: "Agnes with my love, David." Posner went on to write The Deserted Altar, the Newdigate Prize Poem at Oxford in 1956. Very scarce, especially signed. OCLC locates two copies. .

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        MY NAME IS ARAM

      New York: Harcourt Brace and Company 1940. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1940].. Cloth, paper labels. Color frontis, and illustrations by Don Freeman. Shallow bruise across top edge of boards, slight darkening at edges, otherwise a very good copy, in good, somewhat darkened and chipped dust jacket. First edition. A presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endsheet to the noted theatre critic: "To Leonard Lyons Greetings: William Saroyan Xmas 1940". Mounted on the front paste-down endsheet is a t.l.s. ("Bill", 1 1/4pp, 4to, 1821 15th Avenue, San Francisco, 31 May 1941) from Saroyan to Leonard Lyons, which reads in part: "I have been enjoying a lot of loafing in Fresno - and San Francisco too - and the idea of sitting at a typewriter has been very remote in my mind ... It seems like every time we get all set for the big poker session something happens, but next visit I hope we'll all make it. In the meantime if you see the Judge, give him my best. The same for Mr. Lewis (Red); did you notice the way Kronenberger filched Lewis's remark from your column? About my plays? Well, I answered Kronenberger's piece, but PM didn't print it. Heck, it's O.K. ... Did you read about the mouse in the Brooklyn courtroom that tried to eat the shoe of a reporter? And have you noticed the interest in many magazines in hummingbirds? I have a story about one hummingbird in the current issue of Harper's Bazaar."

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