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        The Invasion From Mars: A Study in the Psychology of Panic, with the Complete Script of the Famous Orson Welles Broadcast

      Princeton University Press, Princeton 1940 - First edition. Name neatly erased on front fly, a touch of soiling at the crown, else fine in slightly spine-toned, very good or better dustwrapper with modest age-toning and a closed tear on the rear panel. Very scarce psychological study of the mass panic which followed the radio broadcast with commentary on the implications of their findings on propaganda studies, as well as the first book appearance of the Howard Koch script for the Orson Welles broadcast. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        LENTIL

      - McCLOSKEY,ROBERT. LENTIL. NY: Junior Literary Guild and Viking 1940 (1940). Large 4to, cloth, Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper slightly frayed on edges. Guild 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        FALL BROOK COAL COMPANY 1860-1940.

      VG/No Dustjacket. 1940. 1/4 Leather. [Pennsylvania - Tioga County]. Manuscript business records for FALL BROOK COAL COMPANY 1860-1940. 4to. full black leather with red labels. Records coal mined and shipped to Corning, Watkins, etc. Ink, pencil. 282 pages plus loose papers relating to the business. Fall Brook is a ghost town located in Ward Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, United States. The town has been deserted since around 1900. In 1860, the Fallbrook Coal Company founded the town on the Fall Brook Creek. John Magee and his son Duncan had discovered some coal along the banks of the Fall Brook Creek. The Magees also constructed a railroad to connect Fall Brook with Corning, New York where the coal was transported up to the Erie Canal. By 1862, Fall Brook had a population of about 1400 people. Eventually the coal ran out, and by 1900 the town ceased to exist. Reference Wikipedia . 4to. .

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        JUST FOR FUN

      - (LAWSON,ROBERT)illus. JUST FOR FUN. Chicago: Rand McNally (1940 "A"). 4to, (8 x 10 1/4"), pictorial cloth, 64p., Fine in dust wrapper (dw frayed at spine ends and some other small edge chipping but overall bright and VG+). 1st edition of this rare Lawson title. Stories and verses about dragons, princes and fairies by Padraic Colum and others are illustrated by Lawson with bright color dust wrapper, color pictorial endpapers plus full and partial page line illustrations on nearly every page - full of detail and action and some of his very best work. One of his rarest books, especially in wrapper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Old Routes of Western Iran Narrative of an Archaeological Journey carried out and Recorded by Antiquities examined Described and Illustrated with the Assistance of Fred H Andrews OBE

      First edition. Numerous illustrations, plans and maps, thirty-one plates of archaeological finds and a folding map (loose in the back pocket). 8vo. Original reddish-brown cloth, gilt, with original pictorial dust-jacket; cloth near fine, dust-jacket slightly worn at extremities, a few closed tears, small section of loss to front inner fold. xviii, 432pp. London, MacMillan and Co.,

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        ANTHOLOGY OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

      - (WYETH,N.C.)illus. ANTHOLOGY OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE edited by Edna Johnson, C. Scott and E. Sickels. Boston: Houghton Mifflin (1940). Thick small 4to (6 3/4 x 9 1/2"), 917P., pictorial cloth, Fine in dust wrapper (dw frayed on edges and rubbed). First Wyeth edition, second issue without the date on the title page but also without any later date which appears on later printings. Featuring 15 magnificent color plates plus glorious pictorial endpapers and an illustration on the title page as well as color pictorial dust wrapper. The text is an exhaustive compendium of fairy tales, myths, legends and the best of children's literature. Wyeth's illustrations reveal his fanciful "fairy-tale" side with illustrations for Jack The Giant Killer, Thumbelisa and others. Its also interesting to note that his illustrations for Robin Hood are different from his work in his 1917 Robin Hood pub. by McKay. Quite rare in this condition and printing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1940 - 1940 Wisden - Original Hardback

      1940. Hi, This lot is a 1940 Original Hardback Wisden in Good to Very Good Condition. For a 1940 this is closer to very good than good, plus it has not had any restoration which is rare as many 1940s (due to their usual poor condition) do. The boards are clean but show some Signs of wear, the gilt is starting to fade but original and better than many, more so on the spine than the front. Odd mark to the boards. Internally this is excellent for a '40 , strong hinges and clean pages. This hardback was my Nemesis for 3 years and a hard book to find, pretty impossible in very good condition (Im still looking so let me know if you have one). I have an alternative 1940 Hardback if needed, it is a lot cheaper as in a lot poorer condition. Please ask.

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        And Touch Clean Earth, I & II

      Phillips & Godshalk Co, Trenton, New Jersey 1940 - First edition. Two volumes. Stapled green wrappers. Cover woodcut by John Moment. Both volumes illustrated with linoleum cuts by William J. Flemer, III. Two volumes, issued together when both authors were students at the Lawrenceville School. Volume One, entitled And Touch, is a collection of poems by Posner; Volume Two, entitled Clean Earth, is a collection of stories and essays about nature by Flemer. The spine of And Touch is slightly sunned, else fine; Clean Earth is fine. Posner has added a handwritten limitation of 10 numbered and signed copies, numbering this copy #1 along with his Signature. Flemer has Inscribed his book to Posner's mother: "To Mrs. Posner, who can understand how I feel about trees and flowers and the out-of-doors. Affectionately, William Flemer III." John Moment, who illustrated the front wrap of And Touch, has also Signed the book below his contribution. The various contributors to this little project had previewed their eventual destinies: Posner went on to write The Deserted Altar, the Newdigate Prize Poem at Oxford in 1956; Flemer, a Yale-educated nurseryman and botanist was profiled in The New York Times in 2004 for his contributions to the trees and landscapes of Princeton University and the Princeton region; and Moment, who illustrated the front wrap of And Touch, went on to illustrate children's books. Exceptionally scarce, especially signed by all participants. OCLC locates two complete sets, along with seven copies of the first volume and three copies of the second. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The Flock Of Geryon a SIGNED Agatha Christie story in Strand Magazine August 1940.

      London.: George Newnes Limited., 1940. 1st Edition . Soft cover. Very Good/Pictorial Covers.. The Strand Magazine, August 1940, includes the scarce first appearance short story by AGATHA CHRISTIE "The Labours Of Hercules----The Flock Of Geryon" first written in 1940 in This Week in the USA.It was not published by Strand Magazine in the UK until later in the year August 1940 and then did not appear in book form until "The Labours Of Hercules" in 1947. This Strand magazine story is SIGNED " AGATHA CHRISTIE London 1948". Illustrated by Ernest Ratcliff this magazine also has stories by Beverley Baxter, Dale Collins, Will Scott etc. Front and rear cover is loose with some folds on the bottom of the front cover. Magazine is in very good condition for its age. Age appropriate pages all present and stapled correctly.Staples rusty. Strand Magazines with stories by Agatha Christie are becoming more difficult to find and even more so as this copy has been signed by the Queen of Crime herself, Agatha Christie and as such is very rare and possibly a one-off. Enjoy the stories and advertisements from the early 1940's.

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        Ko Doki Keitai no Kokogaku-teki Kenkyu -- Memoirs of Toho Bunka Kenkyusho, Vol. 15: On the Shapes of the Bronze Vessels of Ancient China: An Archaeological Study

      Kyoto, Japan: Tôhô Bunka Kenkyûsho or the Institute of Oriental Culture, 1940. This book constitutes Volume XV from the series, Memoirs of Toho Bunka Kenkyusho [the Institute of Oriental Culture]. Principal text in Japanese and ancillary text in English. Printed and bound in Japan. Black buckram binding with lightly faded gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Gently bumped spine head and tail, and with moderately bumped corners. A few puckering areas front and back. Some rubbing and wear to covers but overall a rather clean binding. 14 x 10.75 inches. Text block firmly bound in. With 53 numbered pages of Japanese text and with 17 small figures distributed throughout the text section. Followed by L [fifty] full-page B&W collotype plates with multiple images from photographs of bronze vessels. All 50 plates appear to be in very good plus to near fine condition. Slight age-darkening to the plate pages, hardly noticed. Also with 13 pages in English, including preface, table of contents and a summary of the Japanese text in. A very clean copy. Lacking the slipcase. Very Good Minus. Scarce in any condition. This volume, as the title suggests, focuses on ancient Chinese bronze vessels including a typological classification and a detailed study of the various shapes of these vessels. With thanks to Edward L. Shaughnessy for the following: Sueji Umehara [1893-1983] is noted for the rigor he brought to vessel typology and especially for his collecting and publishing of bronzes. Moreover, as a professor of archaeology at Kyoto University, he also influenced a generation of scholars.. First Edition. Buckram. Very Good Minus. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        The Hamlet

      Random House, 1940. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Random House, New York 1940. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Printing. Black cloth boards. Jacket priced at $2.50 with ads for other books at the rear panel. Book Condition: Near Fine, light spots, clean boards. Remnants of a small bookplate at the rear endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, age toning, short tears. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

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        Albert-Richard Football Map.

      Albert Richard Co. Milwaukee, WI. 1940. - Original vintage color poster, pictorial / pictographic map, brown and white illustrations on verso, sheet 19 x 26 inches. Light wear to edge of lower margin, very good condition. Eye-catching pictorial map proudly proclaiming America's passion for college football. Beneath the map is a Key to Locations, Nicknames and 1939 records. The names in the border include all of the All-America Football Players for the Past 50 years. On the verso of the map are the 1940 schedules for "major conference schools," plus pictures and descriptions of rugged outerwear manufactured by Albert Richard Co., Milwaukee. This menswear company published a series of football maps from the late 1930s to early 1950s, all brightly colored and full of information for the sports fan. An exceptional piece for the sports fan, these pictorial map posters combine great graphics with fascinating information and an interesting historical spin. In fact the 1941 map in the series is documented in "Eyes of the Nation: A Visual History of the United States" (2004) by Vincent Virga and Alan Brinkley: "Derived from the nineteenth-century English games of soccer and rugby, American football emerged as an inter-collegiate sport in the 1870s and as a professional sport in the 1890s. This pictorial map demonstrates how popular football had become by the beginning of World War II."

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        Eggs, Beans and Crumpets

      London: Herbert Jenkins, 1940. A first edition, first printing published by Herbert Jenkins in 1940. Original orange cloth, 284 printed pages complete with 4 pages of adverts at rear. Quite faded to the spine, browned end papers, some foxing to the fore edge, otherwise tidy with a tight binding and no inscriptions. The dust jacket is chipped to the spine ends and slightly chipped to the corners, the red to the spine has faded as often happens. Rare.

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        The Hamlet

      Random House 1940 - Random House, New York 1940. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Printing. Black cloth boards. Jacket priced at $2.50 with ads for other books at the rear panel. Book Condition: Near Fine, light spots, clean boards. Remnants of a small bookplate at the rear endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, age toning, short tears. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften. Roman. (Bd. 3: Aus dem Nachlaß herausgegeben von Martha Musil). 3 Bände.

      8. Mit Portrait u. 2 Tafeln. Zus. ca. 2150 S., OLwd.-Bde. (von E. R. Weiss Bd. 3 mit dem Orig.-Schutzumschlag). Erstausgabe. - Mit dem seltenen dritten Band, welcher posthum von Musils Frau Martha in 1000 Exemplaren herausgegeben wurde. - Musils Hauptwerk und zugleich einer der bedeutendsten Romane des 20. Jahrhunderts. - [...] Begann [...] mit seinem umfangreichen, unvollendeten Zeit- und Gesellschaftsroman der untergehenden Donaumonarchie Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften, auf dem sein Ruf als Neuerer der Romanform und scharfsichtiger Analytiker der zeitgenössischen Gesellschaft, ihrer Träger als Exponenten von Ideologien, ihrer Struktur und ihrer Psychologie, beruht [...] (Wilpert, Lexikon der Weltliteratur, S. 1071). - Der zweite Band mit einem eigenh. Vermerk des bedeutenden Literaturwissenschaftlers Hans Mayer: Geschenk von Robert Musil in Genf im September 1940. - Einbände berieben u. fleckig. Innengelenke tlw. etw. gelockert (vorderes Innengelenk des zweiten Bandes angebrochen.). Schutzumschlag m. kl. Randein- bzw. -ausrissen. - Wilpert/G. 10 Roth 257, 282 u. 301a Sternfeld/T. 362 u. Exilarchiv 4218 (jeweils Bd. 3) Slg. Jordan 1539 (Bd. 1)

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        The World of Sex

      Printed by J. H. N. for Friends of Henry Miller 1940 - Signed. First edition, limited. Shifreen & Jackson's third binding variant in publisher's blue cloth with gold title label lettered in black, raspberry-pink end papers. Though the limitation states only 250 copies printed, it is believed that the actual number of copies printed far exceeds that amount, perhaps totaling 750-1,000. Signed by Henry Miller on the first blank page, though not as called for. Very Good with rubbing to gilt title block on front cover, spotting to cloth at edges. Shifreen & Jackson A25d. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        LE MAITRE POTIER 'COREE:' THE MASTER POTTER 'KOREA.' [A Color Shin-Hanga Woodblo

      - Japan 1940, Jacoulet. A single deluxe large print, sheet size 35 x 46 cm., woodblock printed by hand on hand-made paper, carved by Maeda, printed by Honda, Uchikawa & Ogawa. ** FIRST & ONLY LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION OF 150 COPIES ** Cited in R. Miles: THE PRINTS OF PAUL JACOULET, illustrated as #69, descriptive text on page 105. Per Miles, he states that the edition of 150 were fully printed, intended edition of 350 but fewer than 150 impressions were actually done.His comment: "This is the finest, of Jacoulet's Korean worker series, which he never formally offered as a series.crit- ics consider these are the finest of all the artist's sets. Note the gauffrage that indicates the paint level in his bowl, and the raised decorations on the pot, made with an additional block." Sealed with the butterfly in cinnabar just below Jacoulet's pencil signature. The paper also has a "PJ" watermark in the lower left corner and was published 22 September, 1940. The print is basically a very nice copy, with some marginal toning, and without any other real flaw to mention. Framed & glazed. A copy recently sold at auction for $1500.

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        Lettre autographe signée à Denise Rollin : « je vous écris comme un aveugle, parce qu'en me parlant comme vous le faites [...] vous me faites tomber dans une obscurité presqu'insupportable. »

      - S.l. s.d. [circa 1940], 20,9x26,9 cm, 2 pages sur un feuillet. - lettera autografa firmata da Georges Bataille Denise Rollin, 40 linee di inchiostro nero su un foglietto. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Lettre autographe signée de Georges Bataille à Denise Rollin, 40 lignes à l'encre noire, 2 pages sur un feuillet. La relation de Georges Bataille et Denise Rollin a duré de l'automne 1939 à l'automne 1943 et a laissé une courte mais passionnante correspondance. La présente lettre date des débuts de leur histoire mais laisse déjà apparaître les angoisses de Bataille : « Peut-être ai-je été trop heureux avec vous pendant quelques mois, même alors que l'angoisse ne tardait jamais beaucoup à interrompre, au moins pour un temps, un bonheur qui était presqu'un défi. » Amoureux passionné, il passe de l'exaltation au doute le plus profond et offre même à sa maîtresse une potentielle échappatoire à leur relation : « Si vous ne pouvez plus supporter, me supporter, je vous en supplie, ne vous trompez plus : dites que c'est moi, et non une maladresse que j'aurais pu éviter, qui est facilement réparable. » Il se propose en tant que victime sacrificielle sur l'autel de leur amour plutôt que de vivre une histoire fade et sans saveur : « Comprenez-moi quand je vous dis que je ne voudrais pas que tout s'enlise, que je veux bien accepter la souffrance pour moi, plutôt que pour vous et moi une sorte de médiocrité infirme. » Plus tôt dans la lettre, c'est à l'humour qu'il a recourt pour la distraire de ses préoccupations : « J'ose à peine vous faire rire en vous racontant que je maigris, que mes pantalons tombent quelquefois, parce que je n'ai pas encore pris l'habitude de serrer la ceinture au nouveau cran. » Puis, il se refait suppliant : « [...] je vous écris comme un aveugle, parce qu'en me parlant comme vous le faites quand vous me quittez ou quand vous me téléphonez, vous me faites tomber dans une obscurité presqu'insupportable. » Avant de tenter de se raisonner lui-même : « [...] il y a des moments où j'ai honte de douter de vous et d'avoir peur, ou encore de perdre stupidement la tête. » Enfin, cerné par toutes ses incertitudes d'homme amoureux, Bataille tente de trouver du répit dans l'évocation de la famille qu'il a recomposée avec Denise et son fils Jean (alias Bepsy) : « Si vous m'écrivez, dites-moi comment est Bepsy, c'est la seule chose, peut-être, que vous pouvez me dire qui ne touche plus en moi un point douloureux. »

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        La Chartreuse de Bèche aux bords du lac de Thoune et ses environs : campagne appartenante à S. E. Mr. le comte de Mulinen. Avoyer de Berne, et ancien Président de la Diéte fédérale de la Suisse. ( Die Karthause zu Beche am Ufer des Thuner Sees und seine Umgebung.)

      Quer Folio. 27 x 38 cm. 10 Blatt. Avec 8 vues lithographies de E. Ph. Sixtus. ( une en copie). Mit 8 Tafeln, davon eine in Kopie. Das Werk besteht aus folgenden Blättern: Titelblatt - Le banc du Troubadour dans le bois de la Chartreuse - Le dieu Balder our Belenus, ancien monument celtique... - STANZEN die Geschichte der Karthaus zue Beche... 6 Strophen - Vue de la Chartreuse du côté du couchant im Formatt 20 x 26 cm. - Vue de la Chartreuse du côte du Lévant. - Vue de l'Aar et de Scherzlingen prise depuis la Chartreuse - Vue prise dans le bois de la Chartreuse du côte de Thoune - Vue prise à l'entrée du bois de la Chartreuse sur le Lace et le Stokhorn - La Cascade de la Kohleren derriere le bois de la Chartreuse. ( In Kopie) Neuer Umschlag. Die einzelnen Blätter sind konservatorisch gereinigt worden. Sehr seltene Folge in kleinster Auflage erschienen, laut KVK nur in zwei Schweizer Bibliotheken, Bern und Zürich.Der Schulthess von Mülinen veranstaltete einen Wettbewerb für ein Gedicht mit sechs Strophen. Die Urheberschaft der sechs Strophen geht auf Ludwig Wilhelm Wurstemberger zurück, einen Berner Patrizier und Mitglied des Großen Rats. Die sechs Strophen sind komplett abgedruckt, die erste Strophe lautet wie folgt: Der Sänger von Strättlingen baute dies Haus, die Stammburg ist jenseits zu schauen. Gar rühmlich erbrobet in Minne und Straus, Willkommen bey Rittern und Frauen.Er hielt ein grosses auf Lieder und Wein, Sah muthig in's stürmische Leben hinein.Sixtus war ein Künstler und Lithograph, aus Deutschland. siehe H. Türler, in: Schweizerisches Künstler-Lexikon, 3. Bd.(Frauenfeld1913), S. 166. Alle genannten Quellen beziehen sich auf Keller, Gustav in: Historisches Museum Schloss Thun, Jahresbericht 1940, Seite 17 folgend, insbesondere Seite 36.

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        Four Quartets: Burnt Norton (Review Copy), East Coker, The Dry Salvages, Little Gidding

      Faber & Faber 1940 - An exceptional first edition, first impression set of Eliot’s wartime masterpiece. Issued between 1940 and 1942 as four uniform softcover pamphlets – the first three volumes (Burnt Norton, East Coker and The Dry Salvages) were staple-bound, while the final volume, Little Gidding, is seen here in its first-state sewn binding. Volume 1 (the first written, but second issued), Burnt Norton, is a review copy with the publisher’s original review slip (announcing publication on 20 February 1941) laid-in and in Fine condition. All are unclipped (‘1s net’ stated; Little Gidding was a cheaper production on darker paper stock and without the French Flaps and printed price of the other volumes), all are Fine, all are free from inscriptions, marks and foxing, and with only minor traces of toning/fading or bumping/creasing to the corners of the outer covers. By any measure a very bright and fresh set, and rare in such condition. All orders are sent very carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and sturdy cardboard. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Album of Photographs Taken and Compiled By a Private Wenn Serving with the Central Mediterranean Force (C.M.F.), during the Second World War, Featuring Seven Gruesome Views of the Public Hanging of Benito Mussolini in Milan.

      Milan, Paris, 1940-1944. - Oblong 8vo. leather album measuring approximately 23 x 16 cm, two-tone patterned boards, gold satin pastedowns, string-tied cardstock leafs. Contains 31 gelatin silver print photographs mounted onto black cardstock leaves, including both snapshots and professional views, some with manuscript captions. Photographs vary in size, the smallest measuring approximately 9 x 6 cm, and the largest 14,5 x 10,5 cm. Wear to boards, creasing to the some photographs, otherwise internally in Very Good Condition with some dramatic war scenes. This is the album of Private C. Wenn, no. 5680560, A.C.C. H.Q. Coy [Allied Control Commission (for Italy), Headquarters Company] of the Central Mediterranean Force, who compiled some fascinating, if not poignant, photographic views of the Second World War, in Italy and France. Wenn identified himself on the first leaf with his army portrait photograph, together with his name, home address, and credentials in manuscript. Most graphic and rare in original print format, are the photographs of the corpses of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, his mistress Clara Petacci, and other fascists hanged for public display in Piazzale Loreto, Milan, in 1945. Others corpses hung alongside were those of prominent leader of Fascist Italy Achille Starace, Italian Marxist revolutionary Nicola Bombacci, fascist politician journalist Alessandro Pavolini, and a man then labeled as "Gelormini" whom remains unidentified today. Images also show the battered bodies tossed on the ground after the macabre display, and civilians revelling in the event. Two photographs show the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders bagpipe band practicing at the barracks in Milan. Four photographs show German soldiers in France 1940, some performing sharpshooting exercises (captions December 1940) and others learning training with German tanks. A scene shows soldiers with their communications devices, positioned at the entrance of a dugout trench. Some of these views are captioned in manuscript in German to verso. A series of professional photographs by the official French World War II press agency LAPI captures monumental battle scenes and devastating aftermath in the capital, the French Communist Party establishing a strong presence, and German soldiers made prisoners during the Liberation of Paris in August 1944. (L.A.P.I. stands for Les Actualités Photographiques Internationales)

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        Heimatblätter. Beiträge zur Förderung der Heimatkunde und Heimatliebe. 11 Jahrgänge in 10 Bänden, sowie 1964 bis 1968 u. 1972 bis 1974 in 2 Bänden, 1932 bis 1940 sowie 1951, 1954, zusammen 13 Bände

      Bösendahl 1940 - - gute Exemplare - Gewicht in Gramm: 7605 Bösendahl, Rinteln, 1932-1940. Zusammen ca. 1.300 S., original Halbleineneinbände, nach 1940 kartonierte Einbände, quart, (teils gestempelt / ein Rücken berieben / gering fleckig)

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        Wind, Sand and Stars

      Wind, Sand and Stars, by Antoine de Saint Exupery, published by Reynal & Hitchcock in 1940. 15th edition. With additional full-color illustrations by John Cosgrave and "An Appreciation" by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Signed by Exupery on pre-title page. Evidently original owner had Exupery sign a trade edition and then bound it in leather and had all edges gilded. Very good condition.

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        Pat the Bunny

      Simon and Schuster, 1940 The first edition, in the original box. This is the second state of the first edition, with the button box instead of the ball. 12mo, (4 1/8" wide x 5 3/8), pictorial boards, Near fine in very good publisher's box (worn) and fine custom-made collector's slipcase. A now classic book, illustrated in color. Every other page offers a different activity for the youngest child to enjoy and TOUCH (7 in all). It was partly an experiment in using interactive elements in a book, which was unusual at the time. This is the very rare second issue of this iconic title, with a box of buttons replacing a ball that was designed to squeak when the child pressed it. Because it malfunctioned most of the time, the ball was replaced with a box of real buttons. This copy has the box of buttons. The mirror in the first issue was also later replaced with scented flowers. This copy has the flowers. This is one of the rarest of all modern picture books, especially in the original box. See Bader p.238- 9. Housed in a custom-made slipcase.

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        I Married Adventure: The Lives and Adventures of Martin and Osa Johnson

      J.B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia 1940 - . . . . 1st edition, 1st printing. 8vo, hardcover, zebra-striped cloth boards with "Adventure" appearing in italics on the front board, endpapers showing photo of giraffes. Presentation copy, SIGNED by author Osa Johnson on half-title pg. Good condition in fair dj. Small prev. owner's name-label on front paste-down; one page corner creased; very occasional, sparse interior foxing, contents otherwise clean, unmarked, binding firm; rear hinge paper shows rubbing but rear board quite firmly attached. Blue dust jacket depicts a drawing by one Cravath of the African continent with a parade of wildlife (crocodile, giraffe, hippo, rhinos, elephants) streaming down the continent followed by the Johnsons further north with their camera equipment. Jacket moderately rubbed & edge-worn w/ two 2-inch chips at rear edge of spine, though no loss of spine lettering; jacket now housed in protective mylar wrapper. 376 p., 83 aquatone illustrations, portraits. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tiber Books]
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        The Star Turns Red

      First edition. 8vo., original red cloth, dust jacket. London, Macmillan.

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1940. Octavo. Original buff cloth, spine lettered black on red ground, facsimile signature to front board in black, top edge brown, fore edge untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Spine lightly browned, faint mark to top edge; a very good, clean copy in the jacket with slight creasing to top edge and spine ends, minor loss to head of spine. First edition, first printing, with the Scribner's "A" to colophon, and in the first issue jacket without the photographer's credit.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Punched Card Methods in Scientific Communication.

      Columbia University, New York: The Thomas J. Watson Astronomical Computing Bureau,, 1940. Octavo. Original orange cloth, spine lettered in black. Numerous photographic illustrations and diagrams to the text. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Spine faded, spine ends and corners gently bumped and rubbed, light marking to rear pastedown, overall a very good copy. First edition, first printing of the professor of astronomy's groundbreaking work on scientific computation. "Eckert had become aware of the possibilities of punched-card calculation through visits to the IBM-Columbia University Statistical Bureau, established in 1939; he was also probably inspired by reports from the American astronomer E. W. Brown, who in 1928-29 had observed L. J. Comrie's use of a Hollerith tabulating system to calculate the positions of the moon ... In 1934 Eckert established the Thomas J. Watson Astronomical Computing Bureau at Columbia, which he equipped with modified punched-card machines supplied by IBM" (Hook & Norman, pp. 353-4). The bright orange binding chosen references the nickname given to the notebook in which Eckert compiled his descriptions and data: the "Orange Book".

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        Fortellinger fra andre tider. Orig. udgave.

      1940 1940 - Oslo: Aschehoug 1940. 180 s. Smudstitelbladet let gulligt ellers rent og velholdt ubeskåret eksemplar indbundet med de orig. omslag og ryg i smukt privat halvlæder med guldtryk på ryggen. Bindet signeret Henning Jensen. * Med dedikation: 'Kaas, Alle danske piker er kalde innvendig. Sandemose 18-4-45'.Johansen & Væth s. 15.

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        Farewell, My Lovely

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1940 - First edition. Slightest bit cocked, still a lovely, fine copy lacking the dustwrapper. The author's second book, basis for the 1944 film Murder, My Sweet directed by Edward Dmytryk, with Dick Powell as Philip Marlowe. Remade in 1975 by Dick Richards with Robert Mitchum. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Photo Album]: 1940s New England Fishing Trip and Family Photos

      Hartford, Connecticut 1940 - Oblong quarto. String-tied brown leather album with "Photographs" stamped in gilt on the front cover measuring 11.5" x 15". Very good with wear on the board edges, loose pages, and some missing photos. A photo album containing 137 sepia toned or black and white photos in various sizes ranging from 3.75" x 2.75" to 3.5" x 5" without captions. The first half documents a fishing trip near Hartford, Connecticut, with photos of dozens of fish strung up, along with images of the fishermen (and the occasional woman) who caught them. The unnamed lake they were working can be seen here with nicely composed views of the New England landscape and the sun setting over the water. After a few blank pages, the album picks up again with a parade with nurses, men dressed as Native Americans, and a dog procession. The album concludes with a picnic, girls posing in fancy dresses (presumably for a school dance), and images of a family home throughout the seasons. An interesting vernacular photo album that captures the culture of 1940s New Englanders on the home front.

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        FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1940 - Book condition is Very Good; with a Fair dust jacket. Chips, tears and creases to jacket. Stain to jacket at spine only visible from jacket interior. Faint stain to page edges. Owner name and owner name stamp to front end page. Toning. Small stain in margin runs through half title page and next few pages. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Selbstporträt als junger Mann mit Pfeife und Brille vor Häusern. Tempera-Ölgemälde.

      Selbstporträt mit Pfeife und Brille vor Häusern. Tempera Ölgemälde auf Platte, rechts unten mit *Walter Kohlhoff 1940 * signiert und datiert. Bildmaß ca. 69 x 50 cm ( Höhe x Breite ). Das Bild mit einigen Bereibungen und kleinen Kratzspuren ( vor allem an den Außenrändern durch alte Rahmung ), etwas angeschmutzt und mit geringen Farbabplatzungen ( restaurierbar ). Verso mit altem kleinen Klebeetikett *V.B.K. * ( wohl Verband Berliner Künstler ). Walter Kohlhoff ( *1906Berlin 1981 ebenda ). W. Kohlhoff war über 20 Jahre lang Vorstandsmitglied des Vereins Berliner Künstler. Maler urbaner Landschaften Berlins und seiner Umgebung. Kohlhoff zeigt seine Stadtbilder menschenleer und verleiht ihnen somit teils einen denkmalhaften Charakter. In seinen Arbeiten wendet er sich vor allem den ruhigen Orten der Großstadt wie auch Hinterhöfen, Großstadtdächern und abgelegenen Arealen wie Seitenstrassen, Kleingärten, Bahngleisen, Fabrikanlagen etc.. Er malte im Rahmen einer späten Neusachlichkeit. Dies gilt auch für seine anderen Motive wie Bilder aus den Alpen, Landschaftsstudien, Stilleben. Ferner malte er Porträts und Aktzeichnungen. ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage further pics at request )

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        L'ISOLA DEL TESORO

      FIRENZE: ADRIANO SALANI, 1940. RILEGATO. BUONO. 15 21. I LIBRI MERAVIGLIOSI USATO

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