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        P.N.F. National Fascist Party: Italian Youth Organization of the Littorio / Gioventù Italiana del Littorio; Gioventu Italiana del Litterio

      Novissima, Rome 1940 - Quarto (10 1/2 x 8 3/4"). Unpaginated. [142]pp. Original printed stiff paper boards rebacked with modern brown cloth. Photographic frontispiece portrait of Mussolini. Lavishly illustrated throughout with 123 striking photogravures, this English-language Fascist propaganda work features images of the Italian Youth of the Lictor movement (Gioventù Italiana del Littorio, or GIL), a movement of the National Fascist Party of Italy founded in 1937 to monitor and influence the minds of all young people. The organization served as a paramilitary group (training for future assignments in the Italian Army), as well as education in the career of choice, technology (including postschool courses for legal adults), or education related to home and family (solely for the girls). It carried out indoctrination with a message of Italianness and Fascism, training youths as "the fascists of tomorrow."Moreover, the GIL took charge of all activities initiated by schools, and pressured teachers to enlist all students. Extra scholar activities consisted of the 'sabato fascista' (Fascist Saturday) designated for pre-military training and Fascist cultural and sporting activities. Also, children would spend their summers in camps (which included the national-level Campi Dux, reunions of Balilla and Avanguardisti). Male children enrolled wore a uniform similar to the one worn by Blackshirts. During military exercises, they were armed with scaled-down version of Royal Italian Army service rifle, Moschetto Balilla. For more information, see: Alexander J. De Grand. "Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany: the 'fascist' style of rule." 2nd edition. London, England, UK; New York, New York, USA: Routledge, 1997. Pp. 66. and Jean-Guy Prévost. "A total science: statistics in liberal and Fascist Italy." McGill-Queen's University Press, 2009. Pp. 228.The photographs are preceded by a 13-page text praising Benito Mussolini, and introducing the GIL. The text concludes by the following quote from the Duce: "I believe in Youth. Youth marches in the advance-guard of History."The 123 photogravures (1 to 2 images per page) are divided into the following sections:1) Child Welfare: The Protection of the Race2) Sports Training3) Military Training4) Spiritual Training / Preparation for Work5) The Fascist Levy6) The Camps7) The Centres of the G.I.LIncludes photographs of Fascist architecture and art.Moderate and sporadic foxing to original covers. Modern endpapers. Sporadic foxing and age-toning throughout. Outer margin of 4 images expertly repaired. Binding in overall good to good++, interior in good to very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      N.V.NOORD HOLLANDSCHE UITGEVERS MAATSCHAPPIJ, 1940. INTERLINGUE 0,58 In inglese e latino, brossura editoriale morbida, con titoli neri, ingiallita, con lieve usura ai bordi e piccolo strappo al piede del dorso, pagine leggermente ingiallite e con lievissima fioritura USATO

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        Strangers and Brothers

      Faber and Faber, Ltd, London, 1940 First edition, first impression.Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine in red. With the dust jacket.Spine cocked and a little rolled, but a very nice copy in the price-clipped dust jacket of the scarce first volume of Snow's major sequence of novels. Interestingly this publication is one of a number produced during the war years for which some of the dust jacket's were printed on the verso of previously printed sheets. Greene's Ministry of Fear is another. [172]

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      - Translated from the Irish by Frank O'Connor, with six illustrations by Jack B. Yeats. Pp. [20], the decorative pressmark on title page, 5 plates and a pictorial tailpiece all coloured by hand and with loosely inserted tissue guards, limitation page printed in red; impl. 8vo; qr. natural linen with printed paper title label on spine, blue papered boards, upper board lettered in black, a couple of small damp stains to the cloth, fore-corners of boards faintly bruised; uncut and partly unopened; original glassine wrapper, with edition number added by hand, edges chipped and split; The Cuala Press, Dublin, 1940. Edition limited to 130 numbered copies. *With the original prospectus loosely inserted. The illustrations were hand coloured by Eileen Colum and Kathleen Banfield. The decorative pressmark on the title page (\i Lone Tree in an Irish Landscape ), was designed by Elizabeth Corbett Yeats, the co-founder of the Cuala Press, who died early in 1940. The \i Lament for Art O\rquote Leary is an 18th century poem extemporized in the Irish tradition of keening or lamenting by the eponymous O'Leary's widow, Eileen O'Connell. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Characteristics of the Rocket Motor Unit Based on the Theory of Perfect Gases

      Philadelphia: The Franklin Institute, 1940. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. First Edition. [2], 806 pages. Brown buckram with gilt title and volume numbers to spine panel. Journal of the Franklin Institute, Volume 230 (July-December 1940), entire volume offered. The Malina article is found on pages 433-54. Library bookplate to front pastedown, bindery ticket to front pastedown, ink stamp on page one. Properly deaccessioned. A bright clean copy. Cloth. Frank Malina was an early rocket pioneer whose name is not nearly as well known as Goddard or von Braun, but whose work contributed significantly to advancements in early theory and practice. Among his many contributions, Malina (with Rocket Research Project of GALCIT engineers) developed "red fuming nitric acid (RFNA) and aniline, a propellant combination that achieved great use in American rocketry" (previously Goddard had used liquid oxygen which was hard to handle and store). Malina, with H.S. Tsien continued a "theoretical study of the thermodynamic characteristics of rocket motors", which research was used in 2 American firsts: the first successful American use of solid fuel JATOs (jet assisted take-offs) and a JATO of an American bomber. "Malina made a number of other important contributions to rocketry during his career. With von Kármán, he developed in 1940 the theory of constant-thrust long-duration solid fuel rocket motors. In 1942 he and another associate, Mark Mills, designed and patented a safety pressure relief valve for solid propellant rocket motors. In 1943, with Martin Summerfield, Malina introduced and patented improvements in methods of applying rocket propulsion to flying boats. In 1946 they formulated the 'Malina-Summerfield Criterion' for step-rockets. This criterion stated that each step of the optimum step-rocket has an equal ratio between its payload mass and the total mass of the step-rocket propelling that payload." "As an early pioneer in the field of rocketry and propulsion, Malina made many valuable contributions. His innovations in long-duration propulsion and solid and liquid fuel propellants were particularly important. According to a 1958 letter to Malina from Rear Admiral D. S. Fahrney, U.S.N. (retired), 'It was based on your findings that we produced the first jet propelled guided missile in this country.'" (see American National Biography online for quotation citations) The present work is a further study of the general theory of operation of the constant pressure rocket motor unit, and references work done by Goddard and others. These theoretical studies were undertaken before practical trials were undertaken due to the high costs of building and testing actual rockets. Much of this research resulted in the practical development of solid-fuel rocket motors.

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        You xiu de qing nian/dao kong jun zhong qu].[Chinese WWII Recruitment Poster - The Outstanding Youth; Go Joining the Air Force].

      No publication details. (circa1940). - Rare coloured Chinese World War II recruitment poster, featuring a uniformed Chinese soldier from the National Army holding his right hand high, two military planes on the ground behind him, while three others fly in formation behind him. On the reverse at the right upper corner the poster is stamped "Chinese News Service/ 1250 Sixth Avenue/New York N.Y.". Above the stamp a small label gives a typed translation of the Chinese text on the poster. Glue from the label is visible in the upper right corner of the poster image. Horizontal fold. Blocks of text left section and lower margin in traditional Chinese, poster sheet measures 55.7 x 43cm. Text on the left of the poster translates as "The outstanding youth are joining the air force." Text along the lower margin "Printed by Political Department of Military Affairs Committee." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Grapes of Wrath

      The Viking Press, New York 1940 - Beige boards with black line drawing of sharecroppers approaching the mountains on the front cover and black titles on the spine show soiling and rubbing. The hinges and spine are secure, showing a slight roll. "Battle Hymm of the republic" endpapers. Former owner signature on the inside front endpaper. Author gift inscription: "To John, / John Steinbeck" on the title page in pencil. No dust jacket. We cannot definitively authenticate the inscription; compare the scanned title page Steinbeck signature image with other Steinbeck signatures and judge for yourself. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Thurgauer Wappenbuch.

      Genf: Roto-Sadag. 1940 - 4°. 62 S., 36 Tafeln, 16 Bl. Abbildungen, Leinen (leicht angebräunt; Ex Libris auf Innendeckel; altersgemäss gut erhalten) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Journey Into Fear

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1940 - First American edition. A trifle rubbed, else fine in a bright very near fine price-clipped dustwrapper with a small tear and a fain,t barely visible crease on the spine. Basis for the 1942 film directed by Norman Foster (with an uncredited assist by Orson Welles) featuring Joseph Cotton, Deloros del Rio and Welles. Remade in 1975 with Sam Waterston, Zero Mostel, and Yvette Mimieux. A very nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      New York [and] London: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. First edition. A near fine copy in a very good dust jacket, light rubbing to corners, head of spine panel, top edge, several short closed tears to upper front panel, several minor stress creases, an attractive bright copy. The rear flap of the dust jacket has at the head "Some opinions of High Sierra" followed by blurbs from seven reviews. (9114). Octavo, cloth. Classic crime novel. Filmed in 1941 by Raoul Walsh from a screenplay by Burnett and John Huston, starring Ida Lupino and Humphrey Bogart (remade as a Western in 1949: Colorado Territory).

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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: Princeton University Press, 1940. Fine/Near Fine. 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.

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      - 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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      - (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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      1940 - Öl und Mischtechnik auf Papier. Mittig unten in der noch nassen Farbe signiert und datiert. Rückseitig betitelt und bezeichnet: "AI/40 I-Wassergottheit ", Größe: 34 x 46 cm, Rahmengröße: 60 x 70 cm, Original Rahmen! Heute gilt Alo Altripp zusammen mit Otto Ritschl als einer der wichtigsten Wiesbadener Maler des 20. Jahrhunderts. Die stilistische Entwicklung seines Gesamtwerks lässt sich chronologisch genau verfolgen und in klar voneinander zu unterscheidende Werkphasen einteilen. Nach seiner Ausbildung von 1920 bis 1924 an der Kunstgewerbeschule Mainz in den Fächern Gebrauchsgrafik und Dekorationsmalerei, besuchte er die Meisterschule für das Malerhandwerk 1924 bis 1925 in München und studierte an der Akademie für Kunst und Gewerbe von 1925 bis 1926 in Dresden. In den Jahren 1927 und 1928 hielt sich Altripp in Ellrich am Südrand des Harzes auf. Im darauffolgenden Jahr 1929 nahm er zum Broterwerb eine Arbeit als Theatermaler am Staatstheater in Wiesbaden an. In seiner Freizeit hatte er seine Malerei im Stil der Neuen Sachlichkeit in einem Maße perfektioniert, dass er von da an als freischaffender Künstler in Wiesbaden ein Auskommen finden konnte. Mit 26 weiteren Mitgliedern gehörte Altripp damals der Freien Künstlerschaft Wiesbaden an. Seine frühen Werke, die der Stilrichtung der Neuen Sachlichkeit zugeordnet werden, vertreten letztlich eine Form des Realismus und können als Reaktion auf die emotionsgeladene Malerei des Expressionismus verstanden werden. Seine Malerei dieser Epoche zeichnet sich durch eine distanzierte detailgenaue Wiedergabe der Realität aus. Sie ist zu vergleichen mit der von Georg Schrimpf, Heinrich Maria Davringhausen, Adolf Erbslöh oder Alexander Kanoldt. Kennzeichnend für Altripps Malerei dieser Kunstrichtung ist sein generelles Interesse für Licht in allen seinen Erscheinungsformen, „ein Thema, das ihm im Lauf seines Lebens immer wichtiger geworden ist. Das „Beleuchtungslicht“, das bei den Expressionisten so verpönt war, hatte es dem jungen Maler angetan. Mit dem Sonnenlicht und dessen Schatten modellierte er Landschaften und gab der Architektur die dritte Dimension wieder zurück. Um 1930 war Altripps Malerei im Umbruch. Zusehends löste sich seine Ausdrucksweise von der gegenständlichen Realität. Es entstanden in Öl auf Leinwand oder in Spritztechnik auf Papier phantastische Wesen. Noch sind sie nicht völlig abstrakt, denn sie werden dem Beschauer durch Titel erläutert. Solche Bilder Altripps mit dem Hinweis auf die Kunstströmung Surrealismus zu erklären, eröffnet eine neue Sichtweise. Bilder des Rheinländers Max Ernst dürften auf Altripps Schaffen am Anfang der 1930er Jahre Einfluss genommen haben. Insbesondere verdeutlichen dies Vogelkopfformen, die an Arbeiten von Ernst erinnern. In die Zeit des künstlerischen Umbruchs fielen zwei Ereignisse, die Altripps weiteres Leben wesentlich bestimmen sollten. 1932 lernte er Alexej Jawlensky kennen und kurz darauf erlebte er, dass seine Kunst von Staats wegen unerwünscht war. Ende 1932 hatte Ritschl keine Ausstellung für den Nassauischen Kunstverein. im Wiesbadener Museum arrangiert, in der auch Bilder von Altripp gezeigt wurden. Sie wurde anschließend im Museum Folkwang in Essen gezeigt. An ihr nahmen auch Willi Baumeister, Ernst Wilhelm Nay und Fritz Winter teil. Nach der Machtergreifung Adolf Hitlers wurden die „Bilder zum Schutze des Volkes“ von den Nazis abgehängt. Von Altripp erfährt man, dass die Exponate nicht beschlagnahmt wurden: „Ich hatte kein Malverbot. Auch unsere Bilder kamen 1933 noch aus Essen zurück. Auch wenn sich Altripp als unpolitischen Menschen bezeichnete, so bezog er doch eine klare Position gegen das NS-Regime und leistete Passiven Widerstand: „Strikt hatte er sich geweigert, irgendwie mit dem Nationalsozialismus zu paktieren, und hatte es abgelehnt Hakenkreuze zu malen.“ Schon 1933 brandmarkte er die Nazi-Herrschaft mit der Darstellung seines Ahriman, der Verkörperung des Bösen schlechthin. Hellseherisch prognostizierte er darüber hina

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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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        Typed Letter, Signed ("Igor Strawinsky"), dated 1 May, 1940, on Harvard letterhead, to Dickson Ash of John C. Winston Co., acknowledging receipt of the Donald E. Cooke illustrated "Firebird" published by the firm

      Cambridge, 1940. One page, typewritten, signed in black ink. 1 vols. 4to. Old folds. Fine, with original typed mailing envelope (typed name "Igor Strawinsky" above printed return address). One page, typewritten, signed in black ink. 1 vols. 4to. Stravinsky at Harvard, on the "Firebird" "Stravinsky began his stay in the United States at Harvard University, delivering six Charles Eliot Norton lectures on musical poetics during the 1939-1940 academic year" (ADNB).In this brief formal letter, Stravinsky acknowledges receipt of an edition of the Russian legend retold and illustrated by Donald E. Cooke. It was Stravinsky's 1910 score of The Firebird for the Ballets Russes that first brought him international notice. The New York Times obituary of Stravinsky, published on 6 April 1971, noted "He also was not pleased that 'The Firebird' remained his most popular composition."Uncommon document from early in Stravinsky's residence in the U.S., when he still spelt his surname with "w" in his signature and return address.

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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.

      [Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB]
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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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        These Are My People. Collected Short Stories.

      Melbourne: Victorian Writers League, 1940. - 28 roneoed pages containing a foreword and six short stories including Tell Us About The Turkey, Jo., The Donkey's Hind Legs, Cardiac, Kisses a Quid A Piece, You're a Character and A Little Son. Grey paper covers with a lino-cut portrait of Marshall. 18 x 23 cms. Covers worn and torn around edges, with a small piece missing to the bottom left of the top cover, 3cms wide by 1cm deep. The cheap paper contents slightly stained and marked. A sound copy of a rare, fragile and ephemeral item. Alan Marshall's first published work and rare. With a foreword by W. Fielding Wannan, Vice President of the Victorian Writers' League.

      [Bookseller: Gordon Hughes]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Bradhurst Fine Editions]
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