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        THE DANDY MONSTER COMIC 1940

      Published by D.C. Thomson & Co Ltd., 1940. Hardback. Very Good. Slightly better than very good condition with no wrapper. The second Dandy annual. Front cover shows Korky on a Trapeze. Yellow pictorial front cover, blue and yellow pictorial spine. Two-tone and b/w illustrations throughout. 128 pages. Edges of spine rubbed with a little loss of the surface paper. Corners lightly rubbed. Covers lightly scuffed but bright. Foxing to text block. Inscription in belongs to box very faint... has been rubbed out and hard to spot. A few grubby marks mainly to prelims. A beautiful, tightly bound copy! [S]

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        Amerikanische Massenbefragungen über Politik und Presse. (auch: Meinungs- und Massenforschung in U.S.A. Umfragen über Politik und Presse). Zeitung und Zeit. Neue Folge, Reihe A, Bd. 16.

      Frankfurt am Main: Moritz Diesterweg, 1940 - 166 S., 8 Taf. Sehr seltenes Exemplar der Dissertation von Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann (1916 - 2010), Gründerin des Instituts für Demoskopie (IfD) in Allensbach. Offenbar die 2., von Noelle-Neumann mehrfach geleugnete 2. Aufl., von Moritz Diesterweg unter dem Aufmacher "Meinungs- und Massenforschung in U.S.A. Umfragen über Politik und Presse" veröffentlicht. --- Privater Pappbd. mit aufkaschiertem Orig.-Broschurvorderdeckel. Ehem. Bibliotheksex. mit Stempel und Signatur. Einband foliiert und leicht berieben. Papierbedingte Seitennachdunkelung, Text und Abbildungen sauber. Guter Zustand. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 530 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE DEPUTY SHERIFF OF COMANCHE COUNTY ..

      Tarzana, California: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Publishers, [1940].. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-312 [313: ads] [314-316: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], inserted frontispiece with illustration by John Coleman Burroughs, original gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red, top edge stained red, other edges rough-trimmed. First edition. Heins DS-1. A fine copy in fine first issue (laminated) dust jacket. A sharp copy. (#151452)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Immer und immer. Mit 7 Orig.-Lithographien von Alfred Kubin. Wien, Johannes-Presse 1937. 4to. 16 Seiten. Orig.-Pappband mit Rückentitel

      - Seltene Gedichtpublikation, nur in 40 numerierten Exemplaren erschienen. Mit 7 eindrucksvollen Orig.-Lithographien von Alfred Kubin. Das Impressum vom Künstler und Max Roden signiert. Der österreichische Journalist und Dichter Max Roden lebte in Shanghai und Wien und emigrierte 1940 nach New York. Tadellos erhalten. - Raabe 558. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        [Photo Album]: Girls at Camp Kehonka

      New Hampshire, 1940. Very Good. Oblong quarto. Measuring 10" x 12". Brad bound red leatherette album with gilt decorations. Contains 84 black and white or sepia toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 2.5" x 3.5" and 8" x 10", with captions. Some rubbing else very good with near fine photographs.A photo album kept by a young woman who for multiple summers attended the Camp Kehonka, a private girl's camp in New Hampshire throughout the end of the 1940s. Many of the photos show professional group photos from each summer she spent at the camp. The photos are also heavily captioned and the album begins with "well, let's start off with pictures of dear old Camp Kehonka and the shores of Winnipesaukee!" It's followed by a group photo which reads, "I had graduated from being a Duckling (that picture is in the camp scrapbook) and now I was a Duck with Miss Ackley to watch over me. That's Anne-Marie my tentmate smirking away over there on the left in the front. This isn't all the Ducks -- just my group." She rose through the ranks of various waterfowl which also included the Goose Group, a group of older girls, in 1948. The group photo of the Goose Group reads, "this was the best year and the best group. Roomed with Ruthie (first in first row) and Pencie (third in last row). In the second month I was in a tent with Sally (sixth in second row), that is when we weren't in Canada."After the group photos the album continues with images of camp activities including raising the flag, boating, and Sunday service. There are also candids of the girls in their rooms, working in the kitchen, and in the dining hall. One photo shows the girls in a common room and reads, "around the fire in the Duck Lodge. Guess who belongs to the long hair? It won't ever be that long again." One section of photos show the girls performing in an Alice in Wonderland play which included photos of multiple Alices, the King and Queen of Hearts, and the White Rabbit. They also put on a play of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves in 1947 in which the compiler of the album played Snow White. The landscape of the camp is seen throughout the album with better than average amateur photography showing images of the girls on horseback, a beautiful sunset over the lake, and campers posed in their tents. The final pages show candids and portraits of the girls around camp, sunbathing, playing tennis, and at theater practice.The camp was used as a girl's camp between 1902 and 1985. The camp was founded by Laura I. Mattoon, A. Cooper "Bally" Ballentine, and Althea Ballentine in 1902. Althea Ballentine was the director until its close in 1985. Its founders stated that "the essence of Camp Kehonka is excellence in everything you do" and they felt it was an "oasis of idealism."A wonderful collection of a girl's camp photography in the late 1940s.

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        Photo Album]: Girls at Camp Kehonka

      New Hampshire 1940 - Oblong quarto. Measuring 10" x 12". Brad bound red leatherette album with gilt decorations. Contains 84 black and white or sepia toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 2.5" x 3.5" and 8" x 10", with captions. Some rubbing else very good with near fine photographs.A photo album kept by a young woman who for multiple summers attended the Camp Kehonka, a private girl's camp in New Hampshire throughout the end of the 1940s. Many of the photos show professional group photos from each summer she spent at the camp. The photos are also heavily captioned and the album begins with "well, let's start off with pictures of dear old Camp Kehonka and the shores of Winnipesaukee!" It's followed by a group photo which reads, "I had graduated from being a Duckling (that picture is in the camp scrapbook) and now I was a Duck with Miss Ackley to watch over me. That's Anne-Marie my tentmate smirking away over there on the left in the front. This isn't all the Ducks -- just my group." She rose through the ranks of various waterfowl which also included the Goose Group, a group of older girls, in 1948. The group photo of the Goose Group reads, "this was the best year and the best group. Roomed with Ruthie (first in first row) and Pencie (third in last row). In the second month I was in a tent with Sally (sixth in second row), that is when we weren't in Canada."After the group photos the album continues with images of camp activities including raising the flag, boating, and Sunday service. There are also candids of the girls in their rooms, working in the kitchen, and in the dining hall. One photo shows the girls in a common room and reads, "around the fire in the Duck Lodge. Guess who belongs to the long hair? It won't ever be that long again." One section of photos show the girls performing in an Alice in Wonderland play which included photos of multiple Alices, the King and Queen of Hearts, and the White Rabbit. They also put on a play of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves in 1947 in which the compiler of the album played Snow White. The landscape of the camp is seen throughout the album with better than average amateur photography showing images of the girls on horseback, a beautiful sunset over the lake, and campers posed in their tents. The final pages show candids and portraits of the girls around camp, sunbathing, playing tennis, and at theater practice.The camp was used as a girl's camp between 1902 and 1985. The camp was founded by Laura I. Mattoon, A. Cooper "Bally" Ballentine, and Althea Ballentine in 1902. Althea Ballentine was the director until its close in 1985. Its founders stated that "the essence of Camp Kehonka is excellence in everything you do" and they felt it was an "oasis of idealism."A wonderful collection of a girl's camp photography in the late 1940s.

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        Top Notch Comic #9-1940-First appearance of BLACK HOOD-Scarce in guide-MLJ

      Archie/MLJ 1940 - First appearance of THE BLACK HOOD Wild horror themed cover. Full page ad for SHIELD WIZARD COMICS #1 Listed as SCARCE in OVERSTREET PRICE GUIDE Great colors on the cover, has tape inside front cover holding bottom right corner on. Complete, no restoration. Condition: VG-

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        [Loose Photographs]: Women's Golf Advertisement

      New York: Leigh Charell Studios, 1940. Near Fine. A small archive of 34 black and white silver gelatin photographs most measuring around 5" x 8". All photos near fine with slight edgewear and some curling. A collection of professional photographs taken by Leigh Charell Studios in New York to be used for women's golf attire advertisements in the 1940s. A few of the photos have notes from the studio including a few small "x's" and one that reads "in circular." The photographs show a woman in a variety of dresses with accessories including a scarf, watch, and gold shoes, posed with a club. Some of the images are action shots of her mid swing while other show her leaning or holding her golf club all while impeccably dressed in feminine sportswear with names like "country club stripe."An interesting group of photographs showing fashion trends around women's sports.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        LE SATIRE ESTRATTO DAGLI ANNALI DELLA REALE ACCADEMIA PELORITANA VOL. XLII

      PRESSO L'ACCADEMIA, 1940. ITALIANO 0,1 Traduzione in versi di Valerio Milio, al frontespizio piccola dedica dell'A. e strappo con mancanza all'angolo superiore, pagine brunite dal tempo, brossura editoriale morbida, ingiallita, con tracce di umidità e strappi al dorsetto USATO

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        Tip Top Comics: Vol. 5, Issues 49-60

      New York: Tip Top Comics, 1940, Hardcover, First Edition. Good copy in the original publisher's gilt-blocked cloth, edges very slightly toned and spine starting. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. Physical description; 11 issues. Notes; No. 49-60. Subjects; Tip Top Comics. Various characters. (1940-1941). Inventory No: 239506.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Globe Terrestre from glas 1935/1936 - Art Deco

      Globus "Art deco" illuminated (not functioning anymore because the original electrical parts have been removed but are still available) globe by Girard Barrère et Thomas 17 rue de Buci Paris (The geographical publishing firm Girard & Barrère obtained the Globe manufacture from Forest some time in the early 20th Century, but continued to offer the models as "Globes Forest" at the same Rue de Buci address in Paris that Forest used. During the early and mid 20th century the firm also produced globes and geographical publications as Girard, Barrère et Thomas. This may have been a merger or partnership with the 19th century Paris globe maker G. Thomas. - from "Modelle der Welt")Gllobe is completely from glas and is cased in brass which weights quite heavy with 12 printed paper gores pasted on it. Globe diameter is 14 inch (34 cm) and the total hight is 21,6 inch (55 cm).Condition report: some small parts of the printed paper gores missing. A small piece at the legend, a piece of about 2.5-3 cm in front of brasil and a small one in the Atlantic Ocean. Overall the globe is in remarkably good condition for its age and knowing that antique glas globes are extremely rare. I have been dealing with globes for the last 6 years and this is only the second time I have a old glass globe before 1940.Iran is already mentioned on the globe which means the globe must be after 1935, but Siam is still mentioned, which makes the date of the globe somewhere between 1935-1939.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Liber Antiqua]
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        Nymph and naiad / John Everard ; with an introduction by the author

      London : George Routledge & Sons, 1940, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First Edition. Fine cloth copy in a good if slightly edge-torn and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Price-clipped. Some minor loss to top of dw spine. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans and biblographic material available on request. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 48 pages; Description: 48 photogravure plates ; 32cm. Subjects: John Everard -- Nude photography. Notes: Everard's fifth book of nudes, a collection of outdoor studies. 48 pages. Inventory No: 190453.

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        Pack My Bag

      First edition. 8vo., original red cloth, dust jacket. London, The Hogarth Press.

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        Collection of costume designs for opera and ballet.

      s 1940 - Collection of 29 works on paper, one double-sided, various sizes: from app. 29 x 19 cm to 38 x 24 cm, gouache, watercolour, ink and pencil on paper, manuscript notes in pencil to both sides; light soiling, traces of glue and paper on reverse. A collection of original costume designs for the world famous ballets and operas by various artists for the Odessa, Kharkov, Kiev and Baku theatres. The collection includes costume designs for dancers in the Walpurgis Night scene from Faust; for Patriarch and Boris Godunov in Boris Godunov by Modest Mussorgsky; for the ladies-in-waiting of Elsa von Brabant in Lohengrin by Richard Wagner; for the Pharaoh`s daughter Amneris in Aida by Verdi; for Yevgeniy Onegin, Tatiana and Lenskiy in Eugene Onegin by Petr Tchaikovsky. The most impressive and detailed are multiple costume designs for the ballet The Maiden Tower choreographed by Vakhtang Vronsky (1905-1988) for Odessa, Kiev and Baku theatres. This ballet, with music by Afrasiyab Badalbayli, premiered in 1940 and was the first Azerbaijani ballet and the first ballet in the Muslim East.

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        Selbstportät. Original-Radierung.

      Um 1940 - Plattengrösse: 20x14,5 cm. Unten voll signiert. In Glasrahmen 30x24 cm. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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        Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell Collection

      1940 - This collection includes: 6 Wilfred Genfell Typed Letters Signed (TLS) ; 6 Lady Anne Grenfell Typed Letters Signed (TLS) ; 2 Photos ; 7 Ephemera and 1 Artifact dating form 191? to 1940. Sir Wilfred Grenfell was an author and a medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador from 1892-1940. He was an author and a member of Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen. Grenfell established the Labrador Medical Mission and the International Grenfell Association. 6 Wilfred Genfell Typed Letters Signed (TLS) ? TLS to Mr. Garrett, 15 May 1923, thanking him for sending the flowers (pansies) to Bryn Mawr and sending a photo in return. ? TLS with envelope to Ethel Hale Freeman, dated June 9, 1928, thanking her for the cheque for $1,000 which will pay for the "little house" In Charlotte, Vermont for Mission work, also mentioning the Lend A Hand Society, and Dr. Moret ("a perfectly splendid fellow who is simply giving his life to the development of this district from Spotted Islands to Battle Harbour"). ? TLS to Mrs. Alton B. Parker, 28 March 1934, asking her to be a member of the Grenfell Association of America in support of needy Anglo-Saxon fishermen on the coasts of northern Newfoundland and Labrador. ? 2 TLS to Wheelock, 7 May 1930 and 7 April 1939: telling Wheelock that he is an inspiration and that he looks forward to the next game of chess; thanking him for his work with Labradorite, referring to Nazis and fascists ("I've always thanked God for the fact of our wops.") with travel plans. ? TLS (written by but signed by Grenfell's wife Anne) to Robert Freeman, 17 November 191?, re speaking at Occidental College. ? 6 TLS from Lady Anne Grenfell to Louis Wheelock: - 25 February 1930, saying that they would be pleased to stay at his house the night of the Swarthmore lecture; - 5 August 1930, informing Wheelock that Grenfell is on the Strathcona on a cruise of the Straits of Belle Isle and relating family activities and happenings at St. Anthony's, visit of Sir John and Lady Middleton, etc.; - 28 May 1931, written from Charlotte, Vermont, being an SOS that the Industrial Department may be closing and is in need of money and tin ware, opening a Labrador Industries sales room and tea shop on the Champlain Highway, etc; - 5 June 1931, thanking Wheelock for the donation and telling him about the tea shop; - 25 October 1931, looking forward to seeing him at the Opera in New York city and thanking him for the Christmas candy; - 22 January [1931-2], re sending her cutting about Grenfell cloth, the opera benefit, and the citrus orchards in California. Telegram to Wheelock from Lady Grenfell re Eric Taylor attending a conference together and staying the night with Mrs. Fitt Green, 11 June [193?] with Wheelock's draft of his telegram to her on the verso. 2 Photos ? Two signed b&w photos of Grenfell, J.B.P Purdy & Co., Boston. 7 Ephemera ? Framed b&w engraving of Grenfell, 5-1/2 × 8 inches, signed "To Mr. Rupert G. Morse with best wishes. Wilfred T. Grenfell Labrador." ? Bookplate of the Grenfells with crest and motto (LOYAL DEVOIR), glued to leather binding attached to paper from a scrapbook, with writing apparently in Grenfell's hand: "ALL who FOLLOW Christ are His. WHATEVER THEY THINK. Study John Chaps 7 & 8. 1892 to ? ? Our Labrador fellowship of service Is of every church or none - just any who will follow HIM." ? Western Union Telegram to Wheelock from Lady Grenfell re Eric Taylor attending a conference together and staying the night with Mrs. Fitt Green, 11 June [193?] with Wheelock's draft of his telegram to her on the verso. ? 2 postcards to Louis Wheelock, post-marked 23 ? 1933 and 27 December 1935, re sending a barrel of blue stone (Labradorite) to Wheelock's address in New York c/o John Newell and asking him to come for tea to discuss the minerals question. ? First day cover (addressed to R. Sellars), 1 December 1940, commemorating Grenfell's landing at St. Anthony, Newfoundland. ? Postcard from Wyman Shaw to Wheelock, 6 April 1940: "

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        MY NAME IS ARAM

      New York: Harcourt Brace & Co, 1940. 1st edition. INSCRIBED PRESENTATION copy from Saroyan to Albert Nash, SIGNED in the year of publication. Yellow cloth binding with color printed title labels to spine & front board. Dust jacket. VG+ (top edge dusty & soiled)/VG+ (spine panal a bit sun-darkened).. 160 pp. Illustrated by Don Freeman. 8vo.

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        MEET THE REFUGEES. 

      The Womens Press, New York, 1940. 1st edition. Original photographic paper wrappers, 8vo, 24 pages. Issued by the National Industrial Assembly of the Young Women's Christian Association. From just prior to US entry into the war. Emphasizes that the incoming refugees fleeing Nazism are not a threat to American labor, nor might they represent a "Fifth Column.

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        MEET THE REFUGEES.

      The Womens Press, New York, 1940. 1st edition. Original photographic paper wrappers, 8vo, 24 pages. Issued by the National Industrial Assembly of the Young Women's Christian Association. From just prior to US entry into the war. Emphasizes that the incoming refugees fleeing Nazism are not a threat to American labor, nor might they represent a "Fifth Column.

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        CONTRIBUTIONS TO 'HORIZON'. A review of literature and art.

      - Edited by Cyril Connolly. A collection of 22 issues containing material (essays, reviews, and letters) by, about, or referring to George Orwell, comprising: Volume I, Nos. 2-7 (February -July 1940), Volume II, Nos. 9 & 11 (September & December 1940), Volume III, No. 15 (March 1941), Volume IV, Nos. 20-22 & 24 (August-October & December 1941), Volume V, No. 26 (February 1942), Volume VI, No. 31 (July 1942), Volume VII, No. 37 (January 1943), Volume VIII, Nos. 45 & 47 (September & November 1943), Volume X, No. 58 (October 1944), Volume XIII, No. 76 (April 1946), Volume XIV, No. 81 (September 1946), Volume XVI, No. 96 (December 1947); each issue approximately 70 pages, most with between 1 to 4 plates (a couple coloured), occasional full page illustrations; printed stiff paper wrappers in various colours, sometimes lightly soiled or worn, name in ink on lower wrapper of last issue; a little light foxing, occasional slight creasing and soiling; Horizon, London, 1940-1947. See Fenwick, numerous references. *\i Horizon ran for 120 issues (20 volumes) between 1940 and 1949, all edited by Cyril Connolly. As well as the Orwell material, the impressive list of contributors here includes W. H. Auden, T. S. Eliot, Ian Fleming, E. M. Forster, Graham Greene, Hermann Hesse, Henry Miller, Stephen Spender, Dylan Thomas, H. G. Wells, a. Volume I, No. 6 (June 1940), includes the first appearance in print of \i Cocotte , Patrick White's second published short story. Sold as a collection. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gamiani ou deux nuits d'excès. Édition réalisée par les soins et au profit exclusif des "Vrai Amateurs Romantiques" (Groupment de bibliophiles).

      Ohne Ort, Verlag und Jahr [Henri Pasquinelli, um 1940]. - 4°. 102 S. mit |14 s/w Lithographien im Text, 20 Farb-Lithographien auf Tafeln sowie deren Extra-Suite in s/w|. Weiterhin angebunden eine |Extra-Suite mit 24 s/w-Lithographien| auf Tafen und weiteren |10 doppelblattgrossen s/w-Lithographien|. HLeder d. Zt. auf 4 Bünden mit goldgepr. RTitelschildchen und floraler RVergoldung. Kopfgoldschnitt. Eins von 444 numerierten Exemplaren auf Chiffon de rives (Gesamtauflage 697 Exemplare). Die Illustrationen des anonym bleibenden Künstlers sind von |Berthommé Saint-André|. Die Extra-Suite enthält neben den Darstellungen des Tafelteils noch weitere Randglossen und Zeichnungen. Sehr üppig und teils auch drastisch-erotisch illustrierte Ausgabe. Einband leicht berieben. Vereinzelt ganz leicht stockfleckig. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar. Pia 533ff., Drouot, Imp. Biblio. 182. Dutel 1650. ------------- [Berthommé Saint-André.] [Musset, Alfred de] A. de M. Gamiani ou deux nuits d'excès. Édition réalisée par les soins et au profit exclusif des «"Vrais Amateurs Romantiques » (Groupement de bibliophiles). S.l.n.d. [vers 1945]. In-4°. 102 pp. avec 14 lithograhies en noir in-texte, 20 lithogr. en couleur hors-texte et leur suite en noir avec remarques. Relié ensuite avec 24 lithogr. en noir sur planches et un autre 10 lithogr. en noir sur double-page. Demi-maroquin à coins d'époque sur 4 nerfs avec titre en lettres dorées, décor floral, tête dorée. Un des 444 exemplaires numérotés sur Chiffon de rives (au total 697). L'artiste, non mentionné, est Berthommé Saint-André. Édition opulentement illustrée d'un caractère très libre sans détour. Reliure légèrement frottée. A l'intérieure, quelques petites rousseurs sporadiques. Bel exemplaire. Pia 533ff., Drouot, Imp. Biblio. 182. -------- |English description available on request.| [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Lament for Art OLeary Translated from the Irish by Frank OConnor with six Illustrations by Jack B Yeats

      First edition. Tall 4to., original quarter pale linen, blue paper-covered boards, lettered in black on upper cover. Dublin, The Cuala Press.

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        Religious Texts of the Yezidis Translation introduction and notes

      First English-language edition. With a plate showing 'The Alphabet of the Yezidi-Kurdish Language'. Small 4to. Original yellow printed wrappers; spine dust-solied, first and last leaves slightly foxed. A very good copy of a fragile book. pp. [viii], 97, [1]blank. Jamshedji Maneckji Unvala: Bombay,

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        Meeresbrandung im Abendlicht - wohl an der Ostsee. Öl/ Mischtechnik auf Papier, gerahmt.

      - Bildmaß: 28,5 x 39 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt unter Passepartout und Glas gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 48 x 57 cm ). Links unten von Otto Neutschmann signiert, undatiert ( ca. um 1940 ) Das Bild von guter Erhaltung, der Rahmen gering bestoßen, Verso mit altem Aufkleber * Kunsthaus Langhagen & Harnisch, Hamburg *. ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Frontfahrt Juni-Juli 1940: Kniebis, Straßburg, Tannenberg. Ordner mit 176 eingehefteten schwarz-weißen Originalfotos Heinrich Hoffmanns von einer Frontfahrt Adolf Hitlers im Juni-Juli 1940.

      Frontfahrt Hitlers im besiegten Frankreich im Juni-Juli 1940: Kniebis ( Knibis ), Straßburg, Tannenberg. Ordner mit 176 eingehefteten schwarz-weißen Originalfotos (!) Heinrich Hoffmanns von einer Frontfahrt Adolf Hitlers im besiegten Frankreich im Juni-Juli 1940. Auf vielen Originalphotos ist Hitler zu sehen und seine Entourage zu sehen. Die 176 schwarz-weißen Fotos der Frontfahrt Hitlers fast immer im Format ca. 6,5 x 9,5 cm, wenige geringfügig größer. Einige Fotos hinten gestempelt mit *Zeitgeschichtliches Bildarchiv Heinrich Hoffmann, 8 München 13, Bauernstrasse 23 * sowie teils darüberhinaus verso mit *Original* gestempelt sowie teils verso nummeriert. Wenige verso handschriftlich bezeichnet ( wohl durch Hoffmann ). Zusammen in einem kleinen alten Leitz-Ordner abgeheftet, die Fotos jeweils zur linken Seite auf kleinem alten Papierstreifen an der Rückseite montiert und in Gruppen zusammengefasst. Die meisten der 176 Fotos von guter Erhaltung, wenige beschädigt. Weitere Fotos auf Anfrage - further pics on request. - außerordentlich selten -. ( Gewicht 550 Gramm )

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        Adolf Hitler ?Self Portrait?

      c. 1940. - Ink wash, white water colour on blue paper. 11 x 8 inches, mounted, framed and glazed. From Peake's imaginary portfolio by the artist Hitler. When his application to join the War Artists? Advisory Commission was shelved ?.he imagined a propaganda leaflet in the form of a portfolio of pictures by the artist Hitler. The titles were conventional, such as ?Mother and Child? or ?Landscape with Figures?, but they depicted a woman mourning her murdered infant, or peasants being shot. Although the Ministry of Information was initially excited by the series, and proposed using the pamphlet in South America, nothing came of it in the end. Most of the twenty-five pictures went into the archives of the Public Record Office.? [Mervyn Peake; the Man and His Art, edited by G. Peter Winnington. 2006. p. 65] It is obviously a preparatory drawing, showing Hitler as a little perplexed, or slightly mad, rather than the swivel-eyed loon depicted in the final finished image. A rare and unusual example from Peake's war work: he later worked for the propaganda department of the Ministry of Information which led to his series of drawings and paintings of Glassblowers at Chance Brothers of Smethwick. As far as is known this is the only example from this series of drawings to remain in private hands.

      [Bookseller: Michael S. Kemp, Bookseller]
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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. »

      Autograph letter signed by Georges Bataille to Denise Rollin, 40 lines in black ink on a sheet. S.l. s.d. [circa 1940] 20,9x26,9 cm 2 pages sur un feuillet

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Great Dictator (Original Film Program)

      Los Angeles: United Artists, 1940. Original American program for the 1940 film, with original illustrations by Al Hirschfeld. For his follow-up to the classic "Modern Times," Chaplin chose to do what only a handful of other films dared to do in 1940--make fun of Hitler. Though several of Chaplin's films prior to this had music and sound effects, and while Chaplin had sung briefly in "Modern Times," "The Great Dictator" marked the first time he spoke dialogue onscreen. 9 x 12 inches, 16 pages, full color, saddle-stitched card stock. Very Good plus, with light wear at the wrapper edges, though no tearing or loss.Criterion Collection 565.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc. ]
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        Die Drei Reiche (San Kwo Tschi). Roman aus dem Alten China. Romance of the Three Kingdom. Traditional Chinese Novel Translated by Franz Kuhn. Original First Edition

      Berlin: Gustav Kiepenheuer Verlag, 1940 - First edition, first printing. Small octavo, 19.8*13.3cm, 546p. Top edge dyed red. A fine first edition hardcover. Text in GERMAN. Illustrated with 24 traditional Chinese woodcuts. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chinese Art Books]
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        The Man Who Loved Children

      Simon And Schuster 1940 - 1st Edition / 1st Printing (Simon and Schuster - 1940, no printings noted) - No marks or writing observed in text. Binding tight and square. No dust jacket. Light wear on cover. Bumped corners and a hurt on edge of back cover. 527pp. . . . . . . . . . . Stead wrote 12 novels and several volumes of short stories in her lifetime. She taught 'Workshop in the Novel' at New York University in 1943 and 1944, and also worked as a Hollywood screenwriter in the 1940s] contributing to the Madame Curie biopic and the John Ford and John Wayne war movie, They Were Expendable. Her first novel, Seven Poor Men of Sydney (1934), dealt with the lives of radicals and dockworkers, but she was not a practitioner of social realism. Stead's best-known novel, ironically titled The Man Who Loved Children, is largely based on her own childhood, and was first published in 1940. It was not until the poet Randall Jarrell wrote the introduction for a new American edition in 1965 that the novel began to receive a larger audience. In 2005, the magazine Time included this work in their '100 Best Novels from 1923â€"2005,' and in 2010 American author Jonathan Franzen hailed the novel as a 'masterpiece' in The New York Times. Stead's Letty Fox: Her Luck, often regarded as an equally fine novel, was officially banned in Australia for several years because it was considered amoral and salacious. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BookMarx Bookstore]
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        Original portrait photograph.

      Samuel Kravitt, [c.1940] - In excellent condition. Mounted on card, glazed, and presented in a brown wooden frame. Black and white matt photograph (330 x 255 mm). A striking three-quarter portrait photograph of American author Richard Wright (1908–1960). Samuel Kravitt (1913–2000) was active as a photographer throughout the 1930s and 1940s before transitioning from still photography to filmmaking in the 1950s. His work can be found in the collections of several prestigious American institutions, including the Library of Congress, Yale University, the New York State Museum, and the Wolfsonian-Florida International University Museum of Art and Design.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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. 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. 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 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE DEPUTY SHERIFF OF COMANCHE COUNTY ..

      Tarzana, California: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Publishers, [1940].. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-312 [313: ads] [314-316: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], inserted frontispiece with illustration by John Coleman Burroughs, original gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red, top edge stained red, other edges rough-trimmed. First edition. Heins DS-1. A fine copy in fine first issue (laminated) dust jacket with vertical wrinkle to lamination on spine panel. (#85093)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
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        SUPERMAN #5-1940-Golden-Age Superhero DC Comic 4th Lex Luthor

      DC 1940 - -Classic early SUPERMAN issue. -4TH appearance of LEX LUTHOR. -Tape along spine and over staples in centerfold. Pages are supple. Complete, no restoration. Condition: G+

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        HIGH SIERRA

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York [and] London 1940 - 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). 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) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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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. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        TRADUZIONI OTTOCENTESCHE DI ERODOTO IN ITALIA E LA QUESTIONE DEL DIALETTO ERODOTEO ESTRATTO DAL VOLUME 5° DELLE RELAZIONI DELLA XXVIII RIUNIONE DELLA S.I.P.S. (PISA 11-15 OTTOBRE 1939)

      SOCIETA' ITALIANA PER IL PROGRESSO DELLE SCIENZE, ROMA 1940 - ITALIANO Brossura editoriale morbida, ingiallita ai bordi, con lieve fioritura e con piccolo appunto con matita azzurra, ai due piatti incisione in nero di Duilio Cambellotti, la stessa incisione anche al frontespizio, pagine leggermente brunite ai bordi causa tempo

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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