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        The Mammals of China and Mongolia (In Its 2 Dustjacketed Volumes)

      New York: The American Museum of Natural History, 1940. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good +. The 1938 and 1940 1st editions of this magnificent study of the mammals of China and Mongolia, issued by The American Museum of Natural History and complete in 2 volumes. Both volumes tight and Near Fine in crisp, price-clipped, VG+ examples of the uncommon dustjackets, with light creasing --and a bit of very light chipping-- along the spine ends and the panel edges. Still though, very presentable and well-preserved, and internally, clean as could be, with no writing or markings of any kind. Thick, uniform quartos. "With 22 Distribution Maps and 1 other Illustration in the Text and with 9 Plates" in Part 1; and "With 41 Distribution Maps and 11 other Illustrations in the Text and with 11 Plates" in Part 2. Also includes the publisher's original "Publication Note" laid-into Part 1, which justifies the need for a Part 2. The set constitutes Vol. XI of the Museum's wonderful "Natural History of Central Asia" series, which was based on the finds from 3 separate expeditions into China and Mongolia. each overseen and led by the formidable Roy Chapman Andrews.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        Adamo ed Eva nel Paradiso Terreste. Il ratto d'Europa.

      1940. Legno originale per xilografia, inciso su due lati, in pero di testa, di cm. 21 x 25. Firma in basso.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Cicerone M.T.]
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        LA VECCHIEZZA CATO MAIOR DE SENECTUTE

      Carlo Signorelli, MILANO 1940 - BIBLIOTECA DI LETTERTURA ITALIANO Versione ed introduzione di Emilio De Benedetti, pagine ingiallite ai bordi, con fioritura ed alcune gore, brossura editoriale morbida, con titoli rossi e neri al piatto in cornice riccamente illustrata in tema floreale, ingiallita, con fioritura e strappi al dorsetto ed al piatto

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Avon Reprints

      Avon Old Farms Press, (Avon, Connecticut) 1940 - First edition. Quarter cloth and paper over boards with printed label on front board. A trifle soiled, very near fine. A presentation copy from the proprietor of the school: "For Mr. & Mrs. DeWitt Wallace with appreciation from Theodate Pope Riddle." The Wallace's were publishers, philanthropists, and founders of the *Reader's Digest.* An anthology of articles from various sources including William Allen White, Harry Emerson Fosdick, "The Yellow Man's Burden" by Matsumoto, Archibald Rutledge, Nicholas Murray Butler, etc., as well as the inclusion of the oft-reprinted "A Message to Garcia," written by Elbert Hubbard, a fellow passenger of Pope's on the Lusitania, and who was one of the more than a thousand casualties.One of the most fascinating survivors of the Lusitania disaster was an Ohio-born, middle-aged American female self-taught architect named Theodate Pope (later Riddle) who was with a friend on her way to England for a Spiritualist conference. The Lusitania sank in 18 minutes and the crew was unable to stop the ship because the steering mechanism was jammed, thus very few boats were launched and most survivors went into the water including Theodate Pope. Her maid, and her traveling companion, Edwin Friend, were both lost in the sinking but Pope managed to survive several hours in the water, although for much of that time she was unconscious. She later published her own very vivid account of the sinking in small editions - we've searched and never found either in over thirty years.Attending Miss Porter's School for Young Ladies in Farmington, Connecticut, she became enamored of this city's architecture. Despite being self-taught she received several important commissions, mostly for schools and private residences including Hop Brook School and Highfield (now Highfield Golf course) in Middlebury, Connecticut. Perhaps her proudest achievement was the founding of the Avon School in Connecticut, and aside from a hiatus during World War II when it served as a convalescent center for blind veterans, is still going strong today, nearly 70 years after her death. She also designed the buildings around the school, and is considered one of the first important women architects in America. More information is available about her at the website of the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame. She was inducted into the hall of fame in 1994. This is the first signed copy of any book by her that we've seen. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Compendio de Sociologia segun Vilfredo Pareto

      Traduccion, authorizada por el auteur, del Lic. Carlos A. Echanove Trujillo, 1 vol. in-8 reliure demi-basane bordeaux, Ediciones Andres Botas, Mexico, 1940, 190 pp. Scarce. Good copy (très bon état) coming from the author's library. Le professeur Georges-H. Bousquet (Docteur en droit en 1923 avec une thèse sur "L'évolution sociale en Hollande 1914-1922"), économiste de l'école de Pareto et Schumpeter, mais également islamisant de l'école de Goldziher et Snouck-Hugronje, professeur aux facultés d'Alger puis de Bordeaux. Espagnol

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        Eggs, Beans and Crumpets.

      London: Herbert Jenkins Limited,, 1940. Octavo. Original orange cloth, spine lettered in black. With the dust jacket. Spine ends gently bumped, slight fading at heel of spine, some small closed tears and shallow chips to dust jacket. A very good copy. First edition (preceding the US edition by three weeks and with different contents), first impression, of this collection of short stories. This is the first issue jacket as it is priced 7'6 on the spine panel.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        [Photo Album]: Jewish Woman's Family Album

      [Circa 1940-1950s]. Oblong quarto. Measuring 8.5" x 11". String-tied tan cloth with blue flowers over stiff paper boards. Contains 133 black and white or sepia-toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 2.5" x 2.5" and 4" x 6", without captions. Near fine album with some spotting and edgewear with fine photographs,A photo album kept by a young Jewish-American woman in the 1940s and 1950s. The photos are a collection of events throughout her life including family vacations, weddings, and dinner parties. The album opens with the woman and her friends on a ski trip with images of them posing on skis and in their snow suits smiling on the mountain. These are followed by portraits of her family and friends with a group photo of people at a cocktail party. Later in the album there are photos of a co-ed, possibly religiously affiliated, scouting troop, including a hand-colored group photo. There is one photo of young girls in scout uniforms posed as a human menorah. Another shows a religious ceremony inside a synagogue. The album continues with portraits of friends and families, wedding photos, and candids. The album ends with a cute photo of three women posing together on a couch.An nice collection of vernacular photography compiled by a young woman. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Photo Album]: 1940s Snapshots Wisconsin

      De Pere, Wisconsin / Michigan 1940 - Quarto album. Measuring 11" x 9". A collection of 231 black and white or sepia toned photographs, some with hand tinting, affixed to stiff black paper measuring between 3.5" x 3.5" to 8" x 10" with captions. The album is very good minus, with detached pages, containing near fine or better photographs. A photo album compiled by Margie Lambent from De Pere, Wisconsin during the 1940s. Lambent spent her senior year of high school as a drum majorette for her high school's marching band, seen here in multiple photos in her uniform twirling a baton as well as one photo of her leading the band in a parade. From there the album depicts Lambent and her girlfriends posing in goofy snapshots with captions like "drunks" and "oh me oh my." The group vacationed in Michigan, going to Great Lake beaches and Iron Mountain ski jump. There are also a few hand tinted photos, one of a girl on a beach, and some from various formal dances they attended. One section shows a vacation to Lake of Lakes, Wisconsin with images of the girls goofing off, a man dressed in Native American dress, and a caption which read, "heap big Injun gal." Throughout the decade the group of girls was involved in numerous best friend activities, costume parties, vacations, as well as participating in weddings, and graduating school with photos of the women in their cap and gowns. An interesting look at the lives of young Mid-Western women during the 1940s. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        New Map of Shanghai.

      

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        Typed Letter Signed to John S. Royal, Vice Pres. of NBC in New York. (1894-1972, King of Great Britain, Later the Duke of Windsor)

      1940 - saying that he was "very pleased to get your cable and your offer to help at any time I was on this side of the Atlantic. I am therefore writing to let you know that Captain Vyvyan Drury, one of my A.D.Cs., is now in New York and I would greatly appreciate your giving him the opportunity of discussing certain projects with you.", he then talks about Fred Bate, who he has not heard from but hopes "he and Gebe and the children are safe in Great Britain and not having too grim a time .", 1 side 8vo., Government House headed paper, Bahamas, 28th September

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        And Then There Were None.

      New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1940 - Octavo. Contemporary black cloth by Ward, titles and illustrations to spine in white and orange, top edge orange. Spine gently rolled and faded, light marks to boards, light toning to edges; an excellent copy. Advance copy of the first US edition. Originally published in the UK in the previous year, Christie noted that writing the book took, "a tremendous amount of planning". Advanced copies of this work were issued in this alternate binding, the trade issue was instead bound in grey cloth without the design to the spine. Alternate bindings such as this are scarce. Wagstaff & Poole p. 160. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Journal de voyage en Amérique et d'un séjour à Philadelphie, 1 octobre 1794 - 18 avril 1795

      Paris, Librairie Clavreuil, 1940, , grand in-8 de front, 157 pp., (1 f.) et six planches, broché, couverture imprimée, Première édition avec une introduction et des notes de Jean Marchand. Bel exemplaire, non coupé

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        The Community of the Future

      M J Bernin, New York 1940 - 295 pages. small octavo (7 3/4" x 5 1/2") bound in original publisher's black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Signed by the author. First edition. At the end of his life Lasker wrote "The Community of the Future" - a book in which he tried to put down his idea for an ideal society. Two problems were especially dear to his heart: the fate of the European Jews and the problem of unemployment. To solve the first, Lasker proposed Alaska as a possible place for immigration - a proposal that at that time did not sound as absurd as it may sound today. Lasker also thought about the origin of antisemitism and identified unemployment as one of the main reasons that made people turn against the Jews. His remedy against unemployment was the idea to erect camps modeled after the Kibbuz system in Israel to train people for the job-market. Not only was Emanuel Laster World Chess Champion for 27 years - longer than any other player before or after him - but he also held a PhD in Mathematics, published a number of philosophical works, wrote one drama and regularly commented upon political events. Emanuel Lasker (24 December 1868 – 11 January 1941) was a German chess player, mathematician, and philosopher who was World Chess Champion for 27 years. In his prime Lasker was one of the most dominant champions, and he is generally regarded as one of the strongest players ever. He finally lost the title to Capablanca in 1921. Lasker demanded high fees for playing matches and tournaments, which aroused some criticism. He had seen how Steinitz's life had ended in poverty, and was determined to avoid this fate. The conditions which Lasker demanded for World Championship matches in the last ten years of his reign were controversial, and prompted attempts to define rules for championship matches. Lasker was also a talented mathematician, and his Ph.D. thesis is regarded as one of the foundations of modern algebra. He was a first-class contract bridge player and wrote about this and other games, including Go and his own invention, Lasca. Emanuel Lasker was the son of a Jewish cantor. At the age of eleven he was sent to Berlin to study mathematics, where he lived with his brother Berthold, eight years his senior, who taught him how to play chess. To supplement their income Emanuel Lasker played chess and card games for small stakes, especially at the Café Kaiserhof. In 1890 he finished third in Graz, then shared first prize with his brother Berthold in a tournament in Berlin. In spring 1892, he won two tournaments in London, the second and stronger of these without losing a game. At New York 1893, he won all thirteen games, one of the few times in chess history that a player has achieved a perfect score in a significant tournament. In 1892 Lasker founded the first of his chess magazines, The London Chess Fortnightly, which was published from August 15, 1892 to July 30, 1893. In the second quarter of 1893 there was a gap of ten weeks between issues, allegedly because of problems with the printer. Shortly after its last issue Lasker traveled to the USA, where he spent the next two years. The match was played in 1894, at venues in New York, Philadelphia, and Montreal. Steinitz had previously declared he would win without doubt, so it came as a shock when Lasker won the first game. Steinitz responded by winning the second, and was able to maintain the balance through the sixth. However, Lasker won all the games from the seventh to the eleventh, and Steinitz asked for a week's rest. When the match resumed, Steinitz looked in better shape and won the 13th and 14th games. Lasker struck back in the 15th and 16th, and Steinitz was unable to compensate for his losses in the middle of the match. Hence Lasker won convincingly with ten wins, five losses and four draws. Lasker thus became the second recognized World Chess Champion, and confirmed his title by beating Steinitz even more convincingly in their re-match in 1896–1897 (ten wins, five draws, and two los [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector, Inc. ABAA,IOBA,TxBA]
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        110 Nazi German Soldier Photographs

      1940 - A collection of 110 black and white and sepia toned photographs of Nazi soldiers from 1935 until about 1942. The images range in size from 2.25" to 3.75" x 5.25" with some captions on the verso in German. All pictures are near fine or better with some age toning, curling, and remnants from being affixed to a photo album at one point. The photographs depict members of the Wehrmacht engineering corps beginning in the mid-1930s and continuing through World War II. The scenes include soldiers cleaning weapons, marching through fields and town squares, and one captioned "metal working" where soldiers can be seen fixing bicycles. The young men are pictured celebrating Christmas in 1937, posing at fancy dinners, dancing with children and playing cards, one of the men in this group has the ranking of Obergefreiter. Swastikas can be seen throughout along with a photo of one man's closet with a portrait of Adolf Hitler displayed in the center. The assemblage shows the military career of a Nazi solider through the war covering training, military functions, battlefields, and down time. An extensive collection of 1930s and 1940s vernacular German war photography.

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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1940. Octavo. Original beige cloth with spine lettered black on red ground, facsimile signature to front board in black, fore edge untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Offsetting from previously inserted card affecting head of text at pp. 242-5. An excellent copy in the bright jacket with a little judicious restoration. First edition, first printing, of Hemingway's fifth novel, with the Scribner's "A" to the colophon and in the first issue jacket without the photographer's credit.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Fine Presentation photo, signed as King, also signed in white ink by the photographer, (1903-1991, King of Norway from 1957, son of Haakon VII & Maud, honorary admiral in the British Navy and Air Chief Marshal in the RAF)

      1940 - showing him three quarters length in profile, wearing his naval uniform with his cap under his arm in original presentation frame in red leather with crown at the head, 9" x 6½", frame 13" x 9", no place, no date, circa As Crown Prince, Olav had received extensive military training and had participated in most major Norwegian military exercises. Because of this he was perhaps one of the most knowledgeable Norwegian military leaders and was respected by other Allied leaders for his knowledge and leadership skills. During a visit to the United States before the war, he and his wife had established a close relationship with President Roosevelt. These factors would prove to be important for the Norwegian fight against the attacking German forces. In 1939, Crown Prince Olav was appointed an admiral of the Royal Norwegian Navy and a general of the Norwegian Army. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        Original cartoon illustration, Untitled, ca 1940

      , [ca 1940]. [ca 1940]. A caricature showing the four Axis leaders -- Hitler, Franco, Hirohito and Mussolini -- preparing to toast each other as the clock nears midnight. The clock's minute hand is depicted as a bloody sabre, and Franco and Mussolini's uniforms are shown covered with bloody handprints. Judging from the proof, the cartoon was obviously published -- probably either in the pages of Esquire or The New Yorker, two periodicals which regularly featured Groth's work during this period. Groth began his career as a printmaker and cartoonist very much in the social-realist mold, publishing some of his earliest work in such left-wing forums as The New Masses and PM. He was also the first Art Director at Esquire, which was founded in 1933. Groth's mastery as a printmaker is on display in these early works, which manage to convey a simultaneous sense of urgency and delicacy which would become the hallmark of his battlefield sketches made during WW2 and the Korean War. Original cartoon illustration in black ink with blue pencil highlights on artist board; sheet size 36.5cm x 43.5cm (ca 14-1/2" x 17-1/4"). Together with printer's proof of finished cartoon, ca. 24cm x 20cm on glossy paper. Signed in ink lower right. Drawing spotted and lightly soiled; artist's directions to the engraver scrawled at upper left ("please do not disturb the len [?] day - shoot as is"); white ink highlights to center of image; Very Good.

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        Die Kunst im Deutschen Reich

      Hardcover As New Ingesamt sind die Hefte in 2 Bände neu gebunden worden. 1.Band mit folgenden Heften: 4. Jahrgang, Folge 12, Dez.1940/5.Jahrg./Folge1 bis 10 Jan-Okt. und Folge 12 Dez.1941, insgesamt 11 Ausagen. 2..Band: 6. Jahrg. Jan-März 1942/Mai-Dez.1942/7.Jahrg.Jan 1943/Juni 1943 IN DIESER FORM WOHL EINMALIGE AUSGABEN, sehr rar Folge 4 Apr.1941/Folge 5 ,Mai 1941/Folge 6, Juni 1941/ wz

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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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        Native Son

      Harper 1940 - The correct first edition (dark blue cloth with red and white stamping). 8 vo. Some foxing to pastedowns, else a fine copy in a very good correct fist state dust jacket ($2.50 price on front flap) with some tiny chips and tears, especially at the bottom of the spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lend to defend.

      

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        PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

      Boston: Limited Editions Club, 1940. Hardcover. Tasteful bookplate to the front pastedown, slight browning to endpapers; mild rubbing to the spine, mostly at the tips. Close to Fine in a Very Good slipcase with a partial split at the bottom. Scarce in this condition. Helen Sewell. Octavo (5-7/8" x 9-1/8") bound in full embossed brown sheepskin leather. Designed and printed by D. B. Updike at The Merrymount Press. Preface by Frank Swinnerton. Illustrated with line drawings by Helen Sewell. Copy #881 of 1500 SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page.

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        The Hamlet. [ SIGNED ]

      - New York, Random House, 1940. First limited signed edition. 21 x 15 cm. Original half cloth with japanese paper boards. Top edge gilt. 424 pag. No 50 of the 250 copies that were specially bound and signed by the author. SIGNED BY FAULKNER. Exept from a slight discolouration on top of the paper boards and the damaged transparant original wrapper a very nice copy. [ English/American literature Signed ] [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Sinking of the S S Titanic, April 14-15, 1912

      Philadelphia: John B. Thayer, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First edition, first printing. One of a limited 500 copies in the first edition, signed by the author on the limitation page. Additionally inscribed by John B. Thayer to previous owner on the front free end paper: "To Cornell M. Dowlin with best regards from John B. Thayer with many thanks for your help." Near Fine, with light insect wear to cloth, light wear at corners and spine ends, and light toning to pages. A private printing of an account given by John B. Thayer's father, a first-class passenger aboard the ill-fated S. S. Titanic, primarily written as a family record. Signed and with an additional inscription from the author.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      [Brumath, June 1940]. - 4to. 3½ pp. Fine and long letter to his young mistress Wanda Kosakiewicz, written on the morning of the bombing of Paris by German troops in June 1940, a few days before Sartre arrested by the Germans on the Eastern Front: "Non, bien sûr, je ne râle pas, je ne suis pas fâché du tout et si je l'avais été je ne songerais plus à l'être, je n'ai qu'une envie, mais elle est vaine, c'est de te serrer dans mes bras ; j'ai trop de sujets d'inquiétude pour toi : ta radio et puis ce bombardement de Paris que j'ai appris ce matin. New-York annonce à la radio un millier de victimes, 250 morts et six ou sept cents blessés. J'ai reçu heureusement aujourd'hui une lettre de toi qui me dis que tu pars. Seulement je n'ose m'en réjouir, ma douce petite fille, parce que je sais bien quelle vie sinistre tu vas trouver à Laigle [dans le Perche]. Tu sais, dès que ça sera possible, on te fera revenir - et en tout cas le 1er septembre. Je me ronge un peu parce que j'avais tant voulu te sortir de Laigle et voilà que tu y retournes contrainte et forcée et c'est moi qui t'y envoie. Ça me fait un tout petit peu comme un manque de parole de ma part mais d'un autre coté, je ne veux pas te savoir exposée. Et puis j'imagine que Paris va devenir de plus en plus sinistre, ce n'est pas ce Paris là que je t'avais promis. Celui où je voulais te voir vivre, il est avec les vieilles lunes dans nos souvenirs. En tout cas, mon amour, je voudrais que tu trouves en arrivant à Laigle ce petit salut de moi, avec toute ma tendresse. Je t'aime plus fort que jamais. Je comprends très bien ce que tu veux dire quand tu écris que les rapports entre personnes te semblent réduits à rien et je vois comment cela peut se faire. Mais moi, c'est tout le contraire, ça les exaspère au contraire et je me sent tout farouche pour les conserver. Mon amour, quoi qu'il puisse arriver de catastrophique, tu es ma vie et je ne me laisserai pas priver de ma vie. Fort de cette assurance que je me suis donnée à moi-même, tu m'es plus proche que tu ne l'as jamais été, je ne fais pas de différence entre toi et moi. Je sais bien que ce sont des mots pour toi qui vas t'ensevelir à présent à Laigle. Mais tout de même, j'espère que ça te fera comme un accueil quand tu trouveras cette lettre. Pour les livres, je ne me rappelle plus trop la liste que je t'avais faite, mais je vais t'en faire une autre. Ce sont des livres souvent un peu difficiles mais intéressants. Schopenhauer: Le Monde comme volonté et comme représentation | Nietzsche: La volonté de puissance / La généalogie de la morale | Heidegger: Qu'est ce que la métaphysique | Scheler: Nature et forme de la sympathie | Freud: Trois essais de psychanalyse / La Psychanalyse / Le rêve | Delbos: Figures et doctrines de philosophes | Bergson: L'Évolution créatrice | Platon: Le Banquet - Phèdre - Phédon - La République | Il me semble que tu peux te lancer là-dedans. Ça te paraîtra peut-être un peu rebutant et obscur au début mais quoi que tu comprennes, tu ne pourras que progresser et puis naturellement tu n'auras qu'à me demander des explications. Ce bombardement m'a angoissé hier. Non que je te croie parmi ces victimes, mais j'imagine que Paris a dû être sinistre et puis ça commence à devenir sérieux. 1000 victimes et 80 immeubles détruits. Je suis heureux de penser que tu t'en vas. Mes parents vont foutre le camp aussi et le Castor serait évacué si ça devenait trop dur. Pour les gens je n'ai pas trop de crainte, seulement je commence à penser à la ville : elle me fait terriblement fragile, à présent. Plus fragile qu'une personne. Et tu sais comme je tiens à elle. Pour moi je suis toujours ici, en sécurité parfaite, mais je me fais un peu l'impression d'un crabe sur le dos, au milieu de tout ce remue-ménage, à faire ici l'ermite. Tu m'as fendu le cœur en disant que tu vis sur un fond de petite angoisse. Hélas, comme je voudrais t'épargner tout cela. Et puis il y a cette radio. Je crains un peu ta lettre de demain qui va m'apprendre à la fois ce qu'il en

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        Der Deutsche Tierfreund. Unabhängige deutsche Tierschutz-Zeitschrift, begründet und geleitet von Diplomlandwirt Finus * Heft 6, 6. Jahrgang 1936 / Hefte 1-6, 7.Jahrgang 1937 / Hefte 1-6, 8. Jahrgang 1938 / Hefte 1-6, 9. Jahrgang 1939 / Hefte 1-5, 10. Jahrgang 1940

      Seeshaupt (Oberbayern), Verlag der Deutsche Tierfreund, 1940 - Vollständige Ausgaben in solidem altem Bibliothekseinband der Zeit (Halbleinen gr.8vo im Format 21,5 x 27 cm) mit Rückentitel in Goldprägung und Gewebeecken, die Heft-Umschlagseiten mit eingebunden. 24 Hefte mit insgesamt 556 Seiten und sehr vielen Fotoabbildungen, Schrift: Fraktur. - Aus dem Inhalt: Wir und ihr am Welt-Tierschutztag! - Kultur und Zivilisation, von Ludwig Oehninger - Das Kind und das Tier, von Kabel Sabel - Zum Jahrestag des Reichstierschutzgesetzes, von Oberbürgermeister Konrad Maas/Schwerin - Was wir nicht vergessen wollen! Den braven Pferden des Weltkriegs ist im Herzen des deutschen Volkes ein Denkmal der Liebe und Dankbarkeit gesetzt worden, mit Foto "Ehrung der Kriegspferde im Dritten Reich" - eine Ehrenliste für Mensch und Tier! Die letzten vierbeinigen Veteranen des Weltkrieges und ihre Pfleger: das deutsche Volk ehrt die Letzten einer großen Armee! Im Dritten Reich sind die braven Kriegspferde des Weltkrieges der Vergessenheit entrissen worden. Ehrenschild und Hafer-Ehrenspende als äußeres Zeichen des Dankes für die vierbeinigen Kameraden - Fritz, mein Paten-Kriegspferd - Internationales Goldenes Kreuz für verwundete und kranke Pferde und Hunde im Kriege, mit Fotoabbildung "Modell eines Lazarettkahns" (für Tiere) - Der Tierstecher von Schleswig-Holstein endlich gefasst! Der Untermensch Richard Erlach aus Neumünster erhängte sich - Vögel in Gefangenschaft, von Gertrud Harrassowitz - Fotoabbildung "60 Berliner Schulkinder sorgen für ein Kriegspferd" - Die Tierliebe im Weltbild von Heinrich Anacker, von Hanns Schmiedel - 2 Gedichte von Heinrich Anacker (Katzen in der Großstadt / Der weiße Tod im Winter 1929: Amselsterben, Die Raben) - Der arme Kettenhund, Gedicht von Emilie Greiner - ganzseitige Fotostrecke: Ehrung der Kriegspferde in der Reichshauptstadt Berlin / in der Hauptstadt der Bewegung München - Pate: Sven Berlin (für Kriegspferd in Berlin)- Tierquäler werden freigesprochen! - Notruf der Pferde, von Heinrich Leis - Stierkampf und spanischer Bürgerkrieg - Lebensreform und Tierschutz - Hier hat das deutsche Herz gesprochen! Abschluss der Kriegspferdeehrung in Deutschland - Foto mit 2 angeschirrten Schäferhunden "Der Hund ist kein Zugtier!" - Der Tierschutz braucht die Mitarbeiter Frau! - Schach dem Spatzenkrieg in Deutschland! - Unnötige Hassgesänge gegen den Spatz - Die Tierheimfrage muss gelöst werden - Tierschutz ist Ehrensache im Dritten Reich! - Manfred Kyber, Dichter und Tierfreund. Von Gertrud von Karger - Die Behandlung verdorbener Pferde, von Inspektor Hans Franck - Der unausgebildete Gespannsführer ist eine Gefahr für Mensch und Tier!, mit 2 Zeichnungen - . . . Gutes Expl., weitere Beschreibung s.Nr. 25253 und 25338! - Deutsches / Drittes Reich, Tierschutz im Nationalsozialismus, fortschrittlichste Tierschutzgesetzgebung der Welt, Kupieren von Hundeohren eine Modetorheit, Reichstierschutzgesetz, deutsche Menschen als überzeugte Tierschützer, Adolf Hitler als Tierschützer, der Führer als Tierfreund, Schächtverbot, Verbot des Schächtens in Deutschland, Reichsschächtverbot, strenge Bestrafung von Tiermisshandlungen im deutschen Volksreich von Adolf Hitler, Schächtfleisch-Einfuhr aus Dänemark zum Verzehr für deutsche Juden, jüdische Reichszentrale für Schächtangelegenheiten Berlin 1938, Tiere von jüdischen Schächtern zu Tode geschunden, Tierquälererisches Handwerk jüdischer Schächter, Oberrabbiner 1937 als Häuptling eine Schächterbande entlarvt, jüdischen Tiergreuel im Inland, Antisemitismus, Ehrehafer für verdiente Kriegspferde des 1. Weltkriegs, Kriegskamerad Pferd, Kriegspferde-Ehrungen, Ehrenhafer-Stiftung des Führers für 40 Kriegspferde, die 6 wehrdienstfähigen / wehrdiensttauglichen Hunderassen, Meldehund der Wehrmacht, Hund für den Kriegseinsatz, wehrdienstfähige Hunde, Sanitäts- und Schutzhunde für das deutsche Heer, Tierschutzbewegung und nationalsozialistische Weltanschauung, illustrierte Bücher, NS.-Schrifttum, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut Versand an Institutio [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Maskee. A Shanghai Sketchbook.

      [Shanghai, The Yellow Hall, 1940]. - 4to (191 x 266 mm). 21 plates, hand-coloured throughout. Fan fold binding covered by red brocade silk and embroidered with silver silk with floral motifs. Number A-266 of the first and limited edition, signed and hand-coloured by the artist. Few details are known of the life of Friedrich Schiff (1908-68), one of the great cartoonists of Shanghai between the World Wars. A native of Vienna, he moved to Shanghai in 1929, returning to Europe only after the defeat of Nazi Germany. During his 18 years in the East he became known for his iconic and colorful caricatures of the city's daily life in the International Settlement in the 1930s and 1940s. His China sketches beautifully capture the lives of everyone from police to coolies to expats to sailors to sing-song girls; his unique signature style undoubtedly continues to influence many China/Asia sketch artists to this day. - A very fine copy of Schiff's most famous book. OCLC 10853710. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Malice in Wonderland

      Collins [The Crime Club], 1940. Hardcover. Near Fine. A first edition, first printing published by Collins [The Crime Club] in 1940. A near fine book with some light spotting to the page edge. In a near fine clipped (and repriced) dust wrapper which is in lovely condition A very nice example indeed.

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        THE DEPARTMENT OF QUEER COMPLAINTS

      New York: William Morrow and Company, 1940. First U.S. edition. A fine copy in a near fine dust jacket, light rubbing, mainly to corners and spine ends, small closed tear to lower front panel, two tiny tears upper spine panel. An attractive copy of a very difficult and important book to find in superior condition. (8070). Octavo, pp. [1-6] 1-241 [242: blank], original red cloth, spine panel stamped in black, top edge stained red, fore-edge untrimmed, bottom edge rough-trimmed. Queen's Quorum #94. The authors first book of short stories. Seven of eleven stories here feature Colonel March of Scotland Yard, head of the Department of Queer Complaints.

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        THE GRAPES OF WRATH

      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1940. Hardcover. Virtually no mottling of the rawhide which is still supple with the silver lettering strong. Both books are tight and unread. The slipcase is a bit darkened but complete with just a little soiling. Near Fine in Near Fine slipcase and increasingly uncommon in this condition. Thomas Hart Benton. Two quarto (7-1/2" x 10-1/4") volumes bound in decorated grass cloth boards with rawhide spines. Designed by George Macy with introductions by Joseph Henry Jackson and Thomas Craven. The First Illustrated Edition of this Pulitzer Prize winner with 67 ORIGINAL TWO-COLOR LITHOGRAPHS (black and yellow) made on zinc plates by Thomas Hart Benton and printed by George Miller. Copy #1096 of only 1146 printed SIGNED by the illustrator. Laid in is a printed note from the publisher about this most unusual binding. One of the most desirable books of the press because of the combination of a smaller than normal printing, a popular author and Pulitzer Prize-winning book first published only the year before, beautiful lithographs by Benton, and an attractive and unusual binding.

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        The Grapes Of Wrath (In Glassine Dust Jackets And Slipcase)

      The Limited Editions Club, New York 1940 - Xxii, 284; 285-559 Pp. Two Broadsides "About The Binding Of This Book" Laid In Loosely. #514 Of 1146 Copies.Tan Rawhide Over Tan Grass Cloth. Illustrated By Thomas Hart Benton, Who Signed The Colophon Page. Books Are Fine, Not A Trace Of Wear, No Rubbing, No Mottling To Rawhide Spines. Scarce Glassine Dust Jackets Are Worn, Browned, Torn And Chipped, But All Panels Present, With Some Small Loose Pieces. Slipcase Is Worn, Paper Fraying In Small Areas At Edges, And Beginning To Split Along Vertical And Top Edge Of Closed End, But Entirely Intact. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Grapes of Wrath

      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1940. Limited. hardcover. near fine. Benton, Thomas. Illustrated by Thomas Hart Benton. 1/2 mottled rawhide over grass cloth . N.Y.: Limited Editions Club, 1940. One of 1146 sets signed by Benton.

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        CONGRESSO DO MUNDO PORTUGUÊS. Publicações.

      - Comissão executiva dos Centenários. Lisboa. 1940. Obra em 19 vols. de 20x25 cm. Brochados com capas ilustradas. Presidente Geral do Congresso do Mundo Português ? Dr. Júlio Dantas. Secretário Geral ? Dr. Manuel Múrias. Director Adjunto da Secção de Congressos ? Joaquim Leitão. Impressionante e valioso conjunto de numerosas comunicações apresentadas ao Congresso do Mundo Português, que decorreu entre 1 de Julho e 30 de Novembro de 1940, em estreita ligação com a célebre Exposição do Mundo Português, tendo sido um feito notável (mas com pouca visibilidade internacional) do Estado Novo organizar estas comemorações num mundo já mergulhado na II Guerra Mundial. No congresso participaram 356 cientistas e investigadores dos mais variados ramos do saber, que apresentaram comunicações em português e também em inglês, alemão, francês, italiano e castelhano. Foi uma reunião internacional abarcando personalidades de proveniências muito diversas e com diferentes posições políticas, sendo de destacar os nomes de opositores ao regime como o General Norton de Matos, Jaime Cortesão, Capitão Henrique Galvão. Participaram destacados estudiosos de vários países como Jacques Maritain, C. R. Boxer, John W. Blake, Mihail Manoïlesco, Georges le Gentil, P. Carlos Estermann e numerosas figuras do meio intelectual português como Hernâni Cidade, Gago Coutinho, Caetano Beirão, Joaquim Alberto Iria, Maria Josefina Andersen, D. João Evangelista de Lima Vidal, Arcebispo Bispo de Aveiro e João Ameal. Em seguida apresentamos descrições de cada um dos 19 volumes: N º I ? Publicações. Memórias e comunicações apresentadas ao Congresso da Pré e Proto-História de Portugal (I Congresso). Presidente do I Congresso ? Prof. Dr. António Augusto E. Mendes Correia. Presidente da 1ª Secção ? Prof. Dr. Vergilio Correia. Presidente da 2ª Secção ? Prof. Dr. José Leite Vasconcelos. Presidente da 3ª Secção ? Prof. Dr. Henrique de Vilhena. Secretário ? Dr. Joaquim Rodrigues dos Santos Júnior. Com 708 pags. Muito ilustrado no texto e em extratexto, com gravuras sobre papel couché e 2 mapas desdobráveis. N º II ? Publicações. Memórias e comunicações apresentadas ao Congresso de História Medieval (II Congresso). Presidentes do II Congresso ? Prof. Dr. António G. Ribeiro de Vasconcelos e Prof. Dr. Damião Peres. Secretário ? Prof. Dr. Torquato de Sousa Soares. Director Adjunto da Secção de Congressos ? Joaquim Leitão Com 742 pags. Com algumas ilustrações em extratexto. N º III ? Publicações. Memórias e comunicações apresentadas ao Congresso de História dos Descobrimentos e Colonização (III Congresso). Tomo 1º - I Secção: Descobrimentos marítimos. Presidente do III Congresso ? Comandante Abel Fontoura da Costa. Presidente da 1ª Secção ? Dr. António Barbosa. Secretário ? Dr. Durval Pires de Lima. Com 713 pags. Ilustrado no texto e em extratexto, com 4 mapas desdobráveis. N º IV ? Publicações. Memórias e comunicações apresentadas ao Congresso de História dos Descobrimentos e Colonização (III Congresso). Tomo 2 º - II Secção: Império do Oriente. Presidente do III Congresso ? Comandante Abel Fontoura da Costa. Presidente da 2ª Secção ? Dr. Serafim Leite. Secretário ? Dr. Durval Pires de Lima. Com 462 pags. Com vestígios de humidade generalizada. Coifa superior danificada. N º V ? Publicações. Memórias e comunicações apresentadas ao Congresso de História dos Descobrimentos e Colonização (III Congresso). Tomo 3 º - III Secção: Consequências dos Descobrimentos. Presidente do III Congresso ? Comandante Abel Fontoura da Costa. Presidente da 3ª Secção ? Prof. Dr. Augusto da Silva Carvalho. Secretário ? Dr. Durval Pires de Lima. Com 609 pags. Ilustrado no texto e em extratexto, com 2 mapas desdobráveis. N º VI - Publicações. Memórias e comunicações apresentadas ao Congresso de História da Monarquia Dualista e Restauração (IV Congresso). Tomo 1 º - I Secção: Domínio Felipino. Presidente do IV Congresso ? Prof. Dr. José Maria de Queiroz Veloso. Presidente da 1ª Secção ? Prof. Dr. Manuel Lopes de A

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        Grossdeutschland im Weltgeschehen - Tagesbildberichte 1940 - aus Privatbesitz eines SA-Scharführers

      (Herausgeber: Oberregierungsrat im Reichsministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda Ernst Braekow, Das Bildmaterial stellte bereit: Prof. Heinrich Hoffmann, Reichsbildberichterstatter der NSDAP) - Berlin, Verlag Kasper & Co, 1940, Kunstledereinband, Schraubbindung, Großformat quer, 240 einmontierte Fotos in Postkartengröße mit Beschreibung auf 40 Kartonblätter, 14 Textblätter, auf Titelseite vom Besitzer Mitgliedsausweis/-karte der Deutschen Arbeitsfront und der Nationalsoz. Deutschen Arbeiterpartei aufgeklebt, auf Rückseite des Titelblattes 3 persönliche Fotos, eine Lehrgangsbescheinigung und ein Brief der SA-Standarte 17 aufgeklebt, ca. 2-3 Pergament-Zwischenlegblätter entfernt - guter Zustand - 1940. (FG3)

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        Grossdeutschland im Weltgeschehen - Tagesbildberichte 1940 - aus Privatbesitz eines SA-Scharführers,

       1940. (Herausgeber: Oberregierungsrat im Reichsministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda Ernst Braekow, Das Bildmaterial stellte bereit: Prof. Heinrich Hoffmann, Reichsbildberichterstatter der NSDAP) - Berlin, Verlag Kasper & Co, 1940, Kunstledereinband, Schraubbindung, Großformat quer, 240 einmontierte Fotos in Postkartengröße mit Beschreibung auf 40 Kartonblätter, 14 Textblätter, auf Titelseite vom Besitzer Mitgliedsausweis/-karte der Deutschen Arbeitsfront und der Nationalsoz. Deutschen Arbeiterpartei aufgeklebt, auf Rückseite des Titelblattes 3 persönliche Fotos, eine Lehrgangsbescheinigung und ein Brief der SA-Standarte 17 aufgeklebt, ca. 2-3 Pergament-Zwischenlegblätter entfernt - guter Zustand - 1940. (FG3) Versand D: 6,00 EUR

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        Grossdeutschland im Weltgeschehen - Tagesbildberichte 1940.

      (Herausgeber: Oberregierungsrat im Reichsministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda Ernst Braekow, Das Bildmaterial stellte bereit: Prof. Heinrich Hoffmann, Reichsbildberichterstatter der NSDAP) - Illustrierter Original-Kunstledereinband, Schraubbindung, Großformat quer, 240 einmontierte Fotos in Postkartengröße mit Beschreibung auf 40 Kartonblätter, 14 Textblätter, 1 Bindungs-Bolzen gebrochen sonst guter Zustand - 1940. (FG10)

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        Tin Pan Alley (Original screenplay for the 1940 film musical)

      Twentieth Century-Fox, Los Angeles 1940 - Final Script for the 1940 film musical, "Tin Pan Alley," directed by Walter Lang, based on the story "Life is a Song" by Pamela Harris, written for the screen by Robert Ellis and Helen Logan, and starring Alice Faye, Betty Grable, Jack Oakie, and John Payne. In a pairing that would a few years later been nearly impossible to pull off, Faye and Grable play a singing-sister act on the vaudeville circuit. Ambitious singer-songwriter Skeets Harrigan (John Payne) sense star potential in Faye, resulting in a great deal of ill will prior to the inevitable happy ending (Hal Erickson). All the songs heard in the film were popular during the period it depicts, including "Moonlight Bay," "Honeysuckle Rose," and "Goodbye Broadway, Hello France." Winner of the Academy Award for Best Musical Score. Light brown titled wrappers, stamped SHOOTING FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped project No. 566 and copy No. 54, dated August 15, 1940, and with the holograph file notation "Env. 1333" at the top right corner. Distribution page present, with receipt removed. Title page present, with credits for screenwriters Logan and Ellis. 147 leaves with an additional 4 pages of retakes, mimeograph, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 8/21/40 and 10/17/40 Pages and wrapper Very Good plus, bound with three gold brads. Hirschhorn, p. 179. [Attributes: Soft 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 age and darkness , the gilt is starting to fade but original and better than many, more so on the spine than the front. Odd dot mark to the boards. Internally the front hinge is weak and you can see a bit of mesh at the top of the book for 2 inches. Internally the pages are very good. Without restoration. Better than many 1940s. Some weakness at page 32. 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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        Buses Within the Borough of Manhattan (Port Authority Terminal)

      No publisher/carbon copy document 1940 - Charles B. Jenkins. Traffic Congestion in the City of New York as Related to the Operation of Interstate Buses within the Borough of Manhattan, 1940. Provenance: Library of Congress, this copy transferred from Copyright, April 30, 1940. 11x8.5", Nice copy. +++ I'm pretty sure that this is a xth generation carbon copy and not an offset printed affair--there are definite impressions on the back of the sheets that certainly feel as though they and several other sheets of paper were sent though a typewriter in 1940.+++55pp, including 16 maps. This is a proposal to remedy a traffic problem in Manhattan caused by interstate buses, and that proposal would wind up being the Port Authority Bus Terminal. The building square-block building would be opened in December 1950 after two and a half years under construction (about the same amount of time it is taking to fix the exits around the Asheville Regional Airport). "By 1939, growing interstate bus traffic was causing chaos in New York City. Buses would drive to and from eight separate bus terminals scattered throughout Midtown. Congestion was a major problem, and the City needed a good answer. Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia appointed a committee of City officials to resolve the issue. The committee arrived at several solutions, which were quickly shot down by the City's smaller bus terminals. That's when the Mayor asked the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, established in 1921, to promote and protect the commerce of the bi-state region, to evaluate the concept of consolidating all smaller bus stations into one central terminal."-Port Authority of New York and New Jersey website, history of the Port Authority Bus Terminal. If you're interested in Manhattan, or buses, or city planning, or the Honeymooners, you'll like this document.+++NO COPIES located in WorldCat/OCLC

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        Mathematical Logic

      W.W. Norton & Co. Inc. 1940 - First edition. (As stated on copyright page.) 348 pp. Original blue cloth with gilt spine lettering. Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket with price intact ($4.00), chipped head, a bit of wrinkling darkening to spine panel, creased snag to to top of back panel. Clean pages, toned with age, spine slightly toned. Quine's second book, rare in original jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Winston Churchill Signed Photograph.

      Black and white photograph of Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Boldly signed "Winston S. Churchill." Double matted and framed. The photograph measures 3.5 inches by 6 inches. The entire piece measures 11.5 inches by 13.5 inches. Winston S. Churchill was a British statesman who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. He was also an officer in the British Army, a non-academic historian, a writer and an artist. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 for his overall, lifetime body of work. In 1963, he was the first of only eight people to be made an honorary citizen of the United States. Churchill was born into the family of the Dukes of Marlborough, a branch of the Spencer family. His father, Lord Randolph Churchill, was a politician who served as Chancellor of the Exchequer; his mother, Jennie Jerome, was an American socialite. As a young army officer, he saw action in British India, the Anglo-Sudan War, and the Second Boer War. He gained fame as a war correspondent and wrote books about his campaigns. At the forefront of politics for fifty years, he held many political and cabinet positions. Before the First World War, he served as President of the Board of Trade, Home Secretary, and First Lord of the Admiralty as part of Asquith's Liberal government. During the war, he continued as First Lord of the Admiralty until the Gallipoli Campaign caused his departure from government. He then briefly resumed active army service on the Western Front as commander of the 6th Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers. He returned to government under Lloyd George as Minister of Munitions, Secretary of State for War, Secretary of State for Air, then Secretary of State for the Colonies. After two years out of Parliament, he served as Chancellor of the Exchequer in Baldwin's Conservative government of 1924-1929, controversially returning the pound sterling in 1925 to the gold standard at its pre-war parity, a move widely seen as creating deflationary pressure on the UK economy. Out of office and politically "in the wilderness" during the 1930s because of his opposition to increased home rule for India and his resistance to the 1936 abdication of Edward VIII, Churchill took the lead in warning about Nazi Germany and in campaigning for rearmament. At the outbreak of the Second World War, he was again appointed First Lord of the Admiralty. Following the resignation of Neville Chamberlain on 10 May 1940, Churchill became Prime Minister. His speeches and radio broadcasts helped inspire British resistance, especially during the difficult days of 1940-41 when the British Commonwealth and Empire stood almost alone in its active opposition to Adolf Hitler. He led Britain as Prime Minister until victory over Nazi Germany had been secured. After the Conservative Party suffered an unexpected defeat in the 1945 general election, he became Leader of the Opposition to the Labour Government. He publicly warned of an "Iron Curtain" of Soviet influence in Europe and promoted European unity. After winning the 1951 election, Churchill again became Prime Minister. His second term was preoccupied by foreign affairs, including the Malayan Emergency, Mau Mau Uprising, Korean War, and a UK-backed coup d'?tat in Iran. Domestically his government laid great emphasis on house-building. Churchill suffered a serious stroke in 1953 and retired as Prime Minister in 1955, although he remained a Member of Parliament until 1964. Upon his death aged ninety in 1965, Elizabeth II granted him the honour of a state funeral, which saw one of the largest assemblies of world statesmen in history.

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