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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.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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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]

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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.

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

      [Bookseller: Evolving Lens Bookseller]
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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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        Action #28 1940-DC Comics-Superman-Lois Lane-Daily Planet-John Zatara-VG+

      DC 1940 - -Superman cover -Lois Lane, Daily Planet, John Zatara Condition: VG+

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        ACTION COMICS #22 1940-9th SUPERMAN COVER-CLASSIC ISSUE

      DC 1940 - -Classic SUPERMAN cover by JOE SHUSTER. -This is the 9th SUPERMAN cover on ACTION COMICS! -Rare and desirable issue. -ZATARA vs. the MASK. -Spine split about 70%. Some staining along spine causing interior page to stick to inside cover along spine in a couple spots. Centerfold is loose. Some tearing on back cover. A couple pages have pieces out of the margin. Great affordable low grade copy. Condition: FR/G

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        McLean Deduces.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1940 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in black. With the pictorial dust jacket. Spine toned, cloth slightly soiled, extremities a touch rubbed, edges and endpapers lightly tanned. An excellent copy in a bright jacket with a few minor nicks and lightly creased and subbed extremities. First edition, first impression. One of the Inspector McLean books by the prolific author George Goodchild. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Ostanovka v pustyne. (Stop in the desert. Halt in the Wilderness.) Stikhotvoreniya i poemy. Lyrics and poems.

      8. 232 pp. Original cardboard, sheets in very good condition. slightly soiled binding. Stop in the desert" is the second book of poems by Joseph Brodsky and the first composed by the poet himself. Here the rare first edition and it is the first It is considered the result of the early works of the poet. With a short biography of Brodsky and an introduction by H.H. Joseph Brodsky (1940 1996) was a Russian and American poet and essayist. Born in Leningrad, he ran afoul of Soviet authorities and emigrated to the United States.A Halt in the Desert . . .included seventy short poems, two long ones ("Isaac and Abraham" and "Gorbunov and Gorchakov"), and four translations from John Donne. Some of the content overlaps with that of Short Poems and Narratives ("Isaac and Abraham" and twenty-two early pieces), but more than two-thirds is new work. He discarded everything he considered imitative or immature . . . he laid out the sections and the order of poems himself.

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        Horton Hatches the Egg

      Random House, 1940. A very good early printing in a very good early dust jacket ($2.00 price on dust jacket), inscribed by Dr. Seuss with a drawing. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

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        TRE ALBUM MED 30-TALSBILAR FRÅN MOTORAMI

      Brev, dokument, handskrift. Tre unika handgjorda reservdelskataloger(?) med amerikanska och tyska 30-talsbilar. Totalt 89 inklistrade, mycket väl utskurna bilder, med handskriven info om modellnr mm. Flertalet har handskriven information om bildelar med hänvisningslinjer och prisuppgifter. Det ena, mest slitna och tummade albumet, bär stämpel "MOTORAMI, AB AMERIKANSKA MOTOR IMPORTEN". Albumens mått är 25x33,5 cm. Utförda ca 1940. Hyfsat skick. Ett album med skadade pärmar och tummad inlaga.

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        New Orleans Cook Book

      Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston 1940 - States "Copyright 1939, by Lena Richard / Copyright 1940, by Houghton Mifflin Company," which matches 1940 publication date to title page: the first printing. Boards show some rub and darkening to edges; call this copy "very-good-minus." Lena Richard, along with Mary Land, defined New Orleans and Louisiana Cuisine in the 20th Century. Her talent noticed early, Richard -- an African-American -- was sent to Boston at the age of 18 to attend the Fannie Farmer Cooking School. She graduated in 1918, but later said "I found out in a hurry they can't teach me much more than I know. I learned things about new desserts and salads, but when it comes to cooking meats, stews, soups and sauces, we Southern cooks have Northern cooks beat by a mile." In the early 1920s, Lena began a catering business from her home and opened a sweet shop on North Derbigny Street which served sandwiches, red beans and watermelon. With the help of her daughter, Marie, she opened her first cooking school in New Orleans in 1937. Until that time, though black women often cooked for white families, their recipes were passed down by word of mouth; published cookbooks by black American women were largely unknown. But through the intercession of celebrity chef James Beard, Houghton Mifflin decided to publish Richard's modest, 146-page "New Orleans Cook Book" in 1940. In the pages of what was quickly hailed as the great Creole cookbook of its day, Richard openly praised and credited the African-American cooks who had developed baked stuffed oysters, crawfish & shrimp bisque, gumbo file, baked turtle in a shell, and her own fabled Shrimp Soup Louisiana. In 1941 she opened her first full-fledged restaurant, Lena's Eatery, at 2727 LaSalle, where whites and blacks ate side-by-side -- in a day when that was unheard of in the South. During the war she was named head chef of the Travis House in Colonial Williamsburg, where she won national recognition cooking for many visiting dignitaries, including Clementine & Mary Churchill, wife and daughter of Winston Churchill. But her greatest success was Lena Richard's Gumbo House, which she opened at 1936 Louisiana Ave in 1949, and which her family kept open till 1958 following her untimely death by heart attack in 1950, at the age of 51. Lena Richard was also a television pioneer, her cooking show running on local station WDSU from 1947-1949 -- long antedating the likes of Julia Child and Martha Stewart. "My purpose in opening a cooking school was to teach men and women the art of food preparation and serving . . . for any occasion and also that they might be in a position to demand higher wages," she writes here. "No longer" would the great dishes explained here be "prepared in secrecy by French chefs, to be eaten by the rich. These may be prepared by anyone following my simple directions. There is no need to experiment, for I have done the experimenting in my own laboratory-kitchen as well as in my cooking school." So there. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cat's Curiosities]
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        Archive of the original annotated photographs reproduced in the Lord John Press book "In Black and White."

      Mississippi, Charleston, SC, New Orleans and New York City: 1930s-1940s - Collection of 53 of the original photographs used in the book. Each is titled and annotated in ink on the verso by Eudora Welty, some addressed to the Lord John publisher, Herb Yellin. The book was published in Jan. 1986 (title page says 1985) in an edition of 400 signed and numbered copies. The photographs are mainly 5 x 8 inches, some 5 x 7 and 5 x 5 inches.Eudora Welty, A Bibliography of her Work by Noel Polk, no. A33. A signed copy of the book is also included.From the estate of Herb Yellin (1935-2014), the publisher of the Lord John Press. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Somebody On The Phone

      0 First Edition/First printing Published by J B Lippincott, Philadelphia 1940. VG clean and tight condition with no marks or inscriptions. Cloth covers have very minimal wear. Dustjacket not price clipped ($2.50) and protected in archive cover. Mild creasing to edges. Some scuffing to rear.

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        Woman with a Past

      New York: Phoenix Press, 1940. RARE. Not in Hubin. Very Good, old dust jacket protector stains to end pages, slight spine lean. In a Very Good Plus dust jacket ( Thanks to same old protector ! ), light edgewear. "Amelia Brent was travelling as 'confidential secretary' to Timothy Mercer when Eric Storm suddenly appeared out of her past and begged her favors under threat of blackmail". Wonderful dust jacket art, and rear cover features "New and Forthcoming Sophisticated Love Stories". . First Edition. Cloth. Very Good -/Very Good Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Photo Album]: Navy World War II

      South Pacific, Connecticut, and New Jersey 1940 - Oblong quarto. Measuring 10" x 12". String-tied cream leather over paper boards with "Photographs" stamped on the front cover. A collection of 136 black and white or sepia toned photographs measuring between 1.5" x 2" and 5" x 7" affixed to stiff black paper with captions. Near very good, the album has a detached front board with very good or better photographs, some with tape repairs. A photo album kept by a Navy seaman while serving in the Pacific in World War II featuring portraits and photos of his comrades. The photos show men working on ships including a nice amateur photo of sailors staring into the sunset. Two photos show a Navy baseball game on the beach likely somewhere in the South Pacific. A few photographs from the attack on Pearl Harbor are included but they appear to be contemporary reprints. The second half of the album shows photos of the sailor back in the United States in 1945 visiting people in Danubury, Connecticut, many times while still posing in uniform, as well as a trip to the Atlantic City beach with his girlfriend as well as Lake Oberst in Glassboro, New Jersey. An interesting collection of a sailor's wartime memories including friend's portraits and his joyous return home.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Photo Album]: World War II Era Snapshots

      New Jersey 1940 - Small oblong quarto measuring 7" x 10". String-tied black paper board with "photographs" stamped on the front board. Contains 256 black and white or sepia toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1.5" x 1.5" and 4" x 6" with some captions. Loose pages, worn edges, and tiny tears thus very good with near fine photographs.A photo album of World War II era snapshots kept by an American woman, Helen, who worked in a bank in New Jersey during the 1940s. The photographs show her family and friends posing around their homes, most of which are in the New Jersey area between 1940 and 1945 according to the few captions available. It also appears from two photos of her at an office that she was a bank teller at least part time and was going to high school, photos of her graduating are seen here. Some of the photos show her posing with soldiers on leave and even capture her and her friends trying on their male friend's military uniforms, as well as with a few girls in WAACs and WAVES uniforms. Many of the photos appear to have been sent home from overseas by friends and admirers that she was in contact with during the war. The men she talked to appeared to be in the Navy and Army and are seen here both on duty and home on leave. A few photos were taken in unidentified barracks and camps and one shows a man in a Marines baseball uniform with a "passed censor" stamp on the verso as well as another photo of an Army band. A few other camp photos include one of a man posing with a gun, another shows a group of men repairing a train, and another shows two men goofing off with one carrying the other on his back. Many of the photos taken on leave show the men posing with girls, possibly girlfriends, as well as their parents. One photo shows a pair dressed up for a dance, another shows a naval cadet shaking hands with an army cadet, and another shows a couple posing in a field. A few of the captions mention a "Pete" whom it appears Helen was sending photos and letters to. A photo of her posing by a tree reads, "Helen taken Sunday January 10, 1943 -- Notice the graduation pin and the wrist watch, I still didn't lose them as you can see. That's my new outfit isn't it nice?" An extensive collection of snapshots that reflect the concerns of a young woman on the home front, as well as the military camp life of her correspondents during World War II.

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        Four Pieces of Hull House Kilns Pottery

      Chicago: Hull House Kilns, 1940. Fine. Two pottery casserole dishes and two pottery handled mugs, all with glossy light yellow glaze. The dishes are 7.5" in diameter (about 10" at widest part with the handles). Unmarked. Fine condition. The mugs are 5.75" tall and about 4" in diameter with graceful handles. Marked "Hull House Kilns Chicago HHK" on the bottom of each mug. Fine. The social settlement Hull House was founded by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates. They founded a pottery in 1927, supervised by Myrtle M. French, a ceramics instructor at the Arts Institute of Chicago, who taught ceramics classes at Hull House. It was also used as a place for immigrants, mostly Mexicans, to practice their country crafts. Hull House also held evening classes conducted by social workers who belonged to the Chicago Arts and Crafts Society. During the Depression many of the Mexican potters returned to Mexico, although the pottery studio stayed open until 1940. The relative simplicity of the designs belie the pleasing elegance of the pottery.

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        The Conditions of Economic Progress

      MacMillan and Co Limited, 1940. Hardcover. Very Good. MacMillan and Co Limited, London 1940. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1940 on the title page with no additional printings. Blue cloth boards. Fold out charts. Rare First Edition. Book Condition: Very Good, clean boards, tight spine. Light shelf wear and spots, name and date at the endpaper. The dust jacket is not present.

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        Small Landscape in Oil, By Conrad Buff

      Los Angeles Circa 1940, 1940. Original Artwork . Board. Near Fine. 8" x 6. Small Oil Landscape On Board, Signed, 8" X 6" Oblong, Undated But Circa 1930/1950. [Provenance: Director Shrader Of Otis Art Institute, Probably A Gift.]

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        Japan and Russia Will Divide China. Signs Increase That Northern Area and Lower Yangtze Basin Will be Carved Into Puppet States by Stalin and Mikado, Leaving South Largely at Mercy of Both. PICTORIAL REVIEW: Los Angeles Examiner Sunday, April 28, 1940.

      Los Angeles Examiner. Los Angeles. 1940. - Color pictorial map FRONT PAGE ONLY of the Los Angeles Examiner March of Events section, archivally mounted on linen, newspaper sheet 21 1/2 x 16 3/4 inches. Slight discoloration to lower centrefold, overall very good condition. A dynamic map / illustration by Los Angeles Examiner artist Howard Burke covering the area China, Japan, Southern Russia and the northern part of French IndoChina and Siam, showing how the "Aggressors Divide China." Areas under Japanese occupation are shown in red. Informative text labels (including sources of agricultural and raw materials) and small pictographs provide an effective overview of the geopolitical situation, in keeping with the "air-age" geographical imagination of the mid 20th century whose prominent practitioners included Richard Edes Harrison and Los Angeles Times artist Charles Owens.

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        Bayerische Ostmark. Die deutschen Gaue seit der Machtergreifung

      Berlin: Junker und Dünnhaupt, 1940. 47, [1] pp. 8vo. Full crushed red-brown morocco , cover stamped in gilt with title and German eagle on swastika, spine in 6 compartments with 5 bands, t.e.g., by Frieda Thiersch (signed in gilt on rear turn-in). Light rubbing to extremities. 47, [1] pp. 8vo. Bound by Frieda Thiersch. Binding by the German bookbinder Frieda Thiersch (1889-1947), who apprenticed with Charles McLeish and, on her return to Germany ran the binding shop of the Bremer Presse. She was resonsible for the deluxe pigsking binding on the Icones Anatomicae of Vesalius among other deluxe and presentation bindings for the press. Thiersch's superb craftsmanship and spare, elagant design, won praise among Nazi leadership. She bound books for Hitler's personal library and was commissioned to create boxes, folders and bindings for the top award documents of the Third Reich.

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        TWO AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED TO HER IN-LAWS, WITH TWO PHOTOGRAPHS

      2 ALs, one each to her in-laws, both inscribed Rome, June 22, 1940. Single sheet, 7 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. on Grand Hotel - Roma letterhead, folded to make two pages. "Dear Mother Caldwell, Thought these pictures might amuse you. Riding a camel... Bedouin fighting troops, members of the Colonial French army... am taking tonight's train to Genoa & sailing tomorrow on the S.S. Washington. I'll be so glad to be home."; 4 sheets, 7 1/4 x 5 3/4 in. on King David Hotel, Jerusalem, letterhead, "Dear Father Caldwell," Bourke-White writes of visiting the Mount of Olives and bringing him a branch; she continues, "Rome is agog with the recent visit of Mussolini & Hitler on the Brenner Pass..." Accompanied by 2 silver gelatin photographs, 5 x 7 in. [12.7 x 17.9 cm.] and the reverse. On the blank reverse of each is written in an unidentified hand, Margaret Burke-White Caldwell in Egypt (sic). On one, Bourke-White has written, " In an ancient Phoenician village in Syria, on the road from Homs to Aleppo." Slight stain or smudge to each letter and shallow creases to the photographs. Very good. In December, 1939, Margaret Bourke-White, married less than a year, departed on assignment for Life Magazine to cover the war in London, Romania and Syria. Her marriage to Erskine Calwell ended in late 1942.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        The Man with the Crimson Box

      New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 317pp. Red cloth with black lettering. Near Fine in unclipped dust jacket with small chip in front panel near head, else Very Good with dulled spine panel with small stain, small closed tear near foot, rubbed along edges.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Public Hanging of Mussolini

      Milan, Paris, 1940-1944. 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. 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. 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. [On 26 April 1945, Mussolini and Petacci were both summarily shot, along with most of the members of their 15-man train, primarily ministers and officials of the Italian Social Republic. The shootings took place in the small village of Giulino di Mezzegra and were conducted by a partisan leader who used the nom de guerre of 'Colonnello Valerio'. His true identity is unknown. Italian partisan and communist politician Walter Audisio claims to have performed the execution, although it has also been alleged that Luigi Longo may have pulled the trigger, he too, an Italian partisan and communist politician. The corpses were brought to Milan on 29 April 1945, for a large angry crowd to insult and physically abuse, and subsequently hung at a service station in Piazzale Loreto. When captured in Dongo, Lombardy, Mussolini was attempting an escape to the Alps.] 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) Please Note: Scenes of Battered Hung Corpses Cannot be Shown Here If you would like to see additional images please contact us through the ebay template and we will send you a link. Serious Inquires Only Please

      [Bookseller: Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        Albert-Richard Football Map.

      Milwaukee, WI. Albert Richard Co. 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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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1940. 471 pp. Publisher's original beige cloth with author's name in black to front board and red title & publisher's panel to spine with lettering in black. In colour pictorial dust wrapper. First state jacket with $2.75 price on flap (and no photographer's name). Dj chipped & edgeworn with slight losses. Endpapers & leaves slightly age-darkened. No ownership names. . Very Good. Cloth. First Edition. 1940. 8vo..

      [Bookseller: Fosters' Bookshop]
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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., 1940. 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). Photo.

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        Poetical Works of Robert Burns: Cambridge Edition

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, n.d. [1940s] - Later edition, inscribed on the front free endpaper, ÒFor Priscilla Stearns Talcott from her great-uncle Thomas Stearns Eliot. Dec. 25, 1948.Ó Minor dampstaining; very good in a chipped, worn dust jacket. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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