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        Old Routes of Western Iran. Narrative of an Archaeological Journey.

      London. Macmillan. 1940. Maps including colour map in pocket at rear, black and white photographic plates, 31 plates showing objects found, xxviii + 432pp, index, original cloth a little marked and a trifle worn in places. Library numbers in ink copyright leaf, recased with new endpapers, a few embossed library stamps. A clean and sound copy. Describes Stein's archaeological expedition during the period 1932-36.This book is among the products of Sir Aurel Stein's several visits to Iran during the 1930s for the purposes of archaeological and related research. These (and this book) are less well-known than his major journeys and excavations in Central Asia (Chinese Turkestan) from the first three decades of the twentieth century, together with the many publications resulting from them, but they are equally deserving of attention, because (as might be expected) they are zealously researched and written up, fully illustrated, and mapped. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 157745).

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom]
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        Unsere Wehrmacht. Ein Quartettspiel

      Quartett, o.J., ca. 1940, komplett mit 12 x 4 Karten u. Deckblatt (zus. 49), 10 x 14 cm, hier mit dem meist fehlenden Orig. Spielregel-Heft! Illustration des Kartondeckels minimal fleckig, Deckel an der linken unteren Kante sauber ausgebessert, Karton stabil. Alle Karten in tadellosem Zustand, insgesamt schönes Exemplar! Äußerst selten. Inhalt: I Das Leben in der Kaserne, II Die Infanterie, III Maschinengewehr- und Minenwerfer-Kompanie, IV Die Artillerie, V Die Kavallerie, VI Pioniere und Nachrichtentruppe, VII Die Panzertruppe, VIII Die Luftwaffe, IX Der Führer und seine Soldaten, X Die Kriegsmarine (I) Die Flotte, XI Die Kriegsmarine (II) Die Matrosen, XII Wer will unter die Soldaten.

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        The Hamlet

      Random House, New York 1940 - 421 pp. The first book in the Snopes trilogy. A fantastic copy, soild and bright in a first state dust-jacket with a price of $2.50 and the list of available titles from Random House on the rear flap. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gerald W. Cloud Rare Books]
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        Cyclone Comics #1-1940-First issue-Human Whirlwind-comic book

      Bilbara Pub 1940 - First issue. Origin of the HUMAN WHIRLWIND Mister Q, Red Knight, Voltron first appearances. Kingdom of the Moon Pre-WWII superheroes Tommy Gun cover. Condition: FN-

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        The Bride Wore Black

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 312 pp. Original blue cloth with gilt stamping. Very Good, no jacket. Tips worn, spine a bit sunned with a small dent, lettering a little dulled there. Internally clean. The classic noir novel, basis of the 1968 Francois Truffaut film

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        POWER THROUGH CONSTRUCTIVE THINKING

      Harper & Row, Publishers, USA 1940 - What is rather magnificent about this book is that it has a very old BOOK TOKEN pasted on the first blank end page and it is signed by three people. - The book token depicts a scene from a rehearsal of 'Twelfth Night' at the Globe Theatre. [A.D. 1600]. - A Shakespearean Play. - Inside the book token there is an inscription which reads: 'Let good digestion wait on appetite'. In appreciation: G.E. Owen, E.M. Fox & [J or T] Evans - Emmet Fox (July 30, 1886 ¿ August 13, 1951) was a New Thought spiritual leader of the early 20th century, famous for his large Divine Science church services held in New York City during the Great Depression. - Condition & Description of the book: The original dustjacket houses this book. Beautiful gold metallica, blue and black coloured design. Very lightly scuffed along the edges and natural folds, but other than that it is in a fairly good condition. Now housed in a plastic removable archival sleeve for future protection. - Boards are two tone. Cloth spine and partial cloth to front and back boards The colouring has faded and darkened on the spine. Silver gilt lettering to the spine has faded also. The boards remain solid and firmly bound to the inner page block. The very first blank end-page is missing. The next blank page carries the old book token mentioned above. - There are 281 pages and apart from light foxing and browning, the pages are in a very good condition overall. - END - Our orders are shipped within 1 or 2 business days. - Thanks for your interest. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Digby Morton skirt suit.

      Approx. UK size 8. Jacket in black wool with velvet collar and rayon lining with wide lapels and label 'Designed by Digby Morton/Made by Jacqmar/ 16 Grosvenor St., London W1, with matching black wool skirt with zip to left side and label 'Digby Morton/ Grosvenor Hill/ London W1' and matching black leather-backed belt; very good condition. This New Look-style skirt suit is too extravagant, with its wide folding lapels that give the illusion of a jacket front opening over a waistcoat, to have been part of the Utility Wear scheme and must have been worth a large number of clothing coupons. Yet it would have seemed worth the expense; Digby Morton (1906-1983) was one of the top London couturiers of the time. His aim was 'to transform the suit from the strict tailleur, or the ordinary country tweed fit only for the moors, into an intricately cut and carefully designed garment, so fashionable that it could be worn with confidence at the Ritz.' (DNB). He was also closely involved in the war effort, being one of the Board of Trade's approved designers for the Utility Wear scheme and the creator of the WVS uniform. This is an unusual collaboration with Jacqmar, the fashion house celebrated for its headscarves, and is a rare piece of 1940s fashion.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Trout Fishing in New Zealand in War Time

      G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York 1940 - No. 103 of 225 copies. Illustrations from photographs by Mrs. Pickard. 180 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. INSCRIBED. Original cloth-backed boards, faded. Very good. Inscribed by the author to Mr. John F. Dana Illustrations from photographs by Mrs. Pickard. 180 pp. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        [Photo Album]: U.S. Army beginning in 1940 including Hawaii and Fiji

      Alabama, Georgia, Hawaii, Fiji. 1940. Oblong folio. Measuring 11" x 15". String-tied white leather over paper boards with stamped decorations and "Photographs" stamped on the front cover. Contains 586 sepia-toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1" x 1.5" and 8" x 10", some with captions. Album is very good with short tears, some detached pages, and rubbing with near fine photographs.A photo album kept by an American soldier during World War II. The album begins in 1940 roughly a year before the United States officially joined the war effort. His training took place at Fort McClellan, Alabama and Fort Benning, Georgia. A small section of photos shows rows of tents and soldiers walking the grounds. Photos show the men practicing marching, standing at attention, and holding rifles. A page of ten photographs shows the Christmas celebration in 1940 at Fort McClellan with photos of long tables set out with food, decorations, and family and friends visiting the troops. The men are also seen digging trenches and fortifying them with plywood. A final section from training shows the men with a number of armored tanks.After training, the complier was sent to Hawaii in 1941 where most of the album takes place. Hawaii became central to the United States' war effort in the Pacific hosting hundreds of thousands of servicemen as they moved through on their way to and from battle. These photos show the men in their barracks as well as the sights of Hawaii including surfing, fishing, and the beautiful landscape. The people of Hawaii are also present throughout the album captured at events such as hula dancing and rodeo. The soldiers are seen posing with the hula, and numerous photos show the Hawaiian rodeo with photos of roped cattle and men on horseback. The solidiers are also shown in uniform hiking the rock faces and hills of the coast, on the beaches, in small boats, and holding birds, including a small owl and some sea fowl. 18 photo strips of the men are included showing them in group shots, candids, and portraits depicting their time on base. There are also some commercial images and postcards from the island featuring a volcano erupting, grass huts, and Malua Bridge and Tunnel. The final pages, after a break in the album, contain 79 commercial images from Fiji. It appears the soldier was shipped there from Hawaii and collected these as souvenirs. They show the native people of the island and landscape with printed captioned such as "spearing fish" and "Fijian ladies." After hearing that the Japanese had planned to use the island, US troops occupied it first and used the Fiji Islands as a staging area. Thousands of Fijians volunteered to help with the war effort by fighting and allowing the use of their land.An extensive collection of photographs detailing a soldier in Hawaii in World War II. .

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        THE AFRICAN QUEEN

      NY: Modern Library, 1940. First Modern Library edition, early reprint. (rear panel of dustjacket states "over 290 great titles to choose from") and the inside of the jacket lists 292 titles. Originally published in 1935 by Heinemann. Grey cloth-covered boards with same color topstain. Foreword for this edition by Forester. Droll inscription by Forester on the half-title page to actress/inventor Hedy Lamaar. "To Hedy Lamarr with love, even though she doesn't remember me, from C.S. Forester." Additionally the small ownership stamp of Canadian actor/author Alexander Knox is on the title page. Shelfwear on board edges, mostly at corners, beginning page toning; dustjacket with chipped corners, dampstain on front flap fold, minor soiling and toning. Good condition in a Good dustjacket with an archival cover. In a long career that included such films as "The Sea Wolf," "The Vikings," "The Longest Day," "Khartoum," "You Only Live Twice," "Gorky Park," Knox was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of President Woodrow Wilson in Zanuck's "Wilson." He was the author of six adventure novels.. Inscribed by Author. Hardcovers. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Association Copy.The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

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        Art Deco lady sleeping, facing left.

      ca. 1940s. - Airbrush painting. 34 x 29 cm. Signed in crayon. Framed and glazed. Pair with 04-1237 for $800.00. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        RADIO FANTE. Giornale settimanale dei combattenti in Albania. Anno I - Anno II.

      Ufficio Propaganda Truppe Operanti Com.Super. Forze Armate Albania, 1940. (Codice ME/9579) Collezione di tutto il pubblicato: 9 numeri consecutivi, dal primo nunero dell'anno I (2/12/1940) al quarto n. dell'anno II (27/1/1941). Formato folio (42,5x30), 8 pp. ogni numero. Bollettino di guerra, notizie d'interesse militare, vignette, propaganda, curiosità. Molte illustrazioni in nero e a colori, 6 numeri sono illustrati in copertina con bella xilografia a colori di Gianni Botta. Qualche lieve ingiallitura marginale ma ottima conservazione, 7 numeri sono intonsi. RARISSIMA COLLEZIONE. Euro 450.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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        [Photo Album]: "Why Visit the New England States?"

      New England. 1940. Oblong folio. Measuring 11.5" x 15". String-tied cloth over paper boards with stamped decorations and "Photographs" stamped on the front board. Contains 82 black and white or sepia toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 2.75" x 4.5" and 4.5" x 6", with captions. Very good album with some age-toning and edgewear with near fine photographs.A photo album kept by three men, Charles A. Zeiler, Henry P. Pollinger, and August Lipanovich, who referred to themselves as "the three mosquitos," while traveling in New England in 1940. The album appears to have been compiled as a school assignment and is titled "Why Visit the New England States?" The album begins with pictorial postcards of the White Mountains with captions reading "scenic view of New Hampshire" and "sunset on the White Mountains." The photos and postcards are heavily captioned and detail the trip from beginning to end. One photo reads, "our trip almost ended the first day. We got stuck in the mud. Henry and Charlie pushed Augie out of the soup. The road was in Pennsylvania of course." They visited all the highlights they could think of between Pennsylvania and Maine including Plymouth Rock, Mount Washington, and "the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon." One photo reads, "Pennsylvania's Grand Canyon had nothing on the Delaware Water Gap also in the Keystone State. This picture was taken from the highway looking up the gap." They also photographed tourists throughout their travels with one candid photo reading "girl scouts at Plymouth Rock. They refused to let us take their picture so we snapped it when they were not looking. The fact that they had on shorts had nothing to do with our wanting their picture." The men visit waterfalls, hike up mountains, and visit historic sites with a photo reading, "a waterfall above Buttermilk Falls near Ithaca, New York. We all went over the lower rapids in a barrel." A photo taken in the White Mountains reads, "the top of the White Mountains was literally full of rocks. In fact the path was marked by rocks formed into a small pile. Here Henry sighs for new worlds to conquer." One photo of two of the party reads, "the boys look happy on this picture for some reason or other. In the foreground one sees the one and only worm with Sir Malcolm Lipanovich in the rear. Why has Sir Malcolm such a sly grin on the face." The final page includes business cards and tickets from throughout their trip. The album concludes with a handwritten account of their favorite attractions and a list of "things we should never do" which included such advice as "never shoot off fireworks at Old Orchard Beach, Maine," "never try to steal Plymouth Rock," and never run over a skunk with a new car."A pleasing and heavily captioned photo album detailing a trip from Pennsylvania to Maine. .

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        Araki. Deutsch, Englisch, Französisch.

      636 Seiten XXL-Format: 34,5 x 50 cm, gebunden in Kassette das Buch verlagsfrisch und noch verlagsverpackt, eines von weltweit auf 2500 limitierten Exemplaren von Araki eigenhändig signiert, hier die Nummer 559. Nobuyoshi Araki (* 25. Mai 1940 in Minowa/Japan) ist einer der bedeutendsten Fotografen Japans. Bekanntheit erlangte der Künstler vor allem im Genre der Aktfotografie. Araki: "Dieses Buch enthält alles über mich. Es ist ein 60-Jahres-Vertrag gewesen. Fotografie ist Liebe und Tod das wird auf meinem Grabstein stehen. Der japanische Fotograf Araki erzählt anhand von Fotos vom Leben. Sein aussagekräftiges Werk der Ertrag mehrerer Jahrzehnte in Bildern ist auf 636 Seiten voller Fotografien zusammengefasst worden, die die Geschichte Arakis erzählen und die endgültige Retrospektivsammlung seines Werks darstellen. Araki, am besten bekannt für seine intimen, schnappschussartigen Bilder von Frauen, die häufig mit Stricken gefesselt sind (kinbaku, die japanische Fesselkunst) und von farbenprächtigen, sinnlichen Blumen, ist ein Künstler, der stark auf seine Emotionen setzt und die Fotografie dazu verwendet, sie intensiver zu erfahren. Von Frauen besessen versucht Araki, ihnen durch die Fotografie näherzukommen, indem er die Stricke wie eine Umarmung verwendet und das Klicken des Verschlusses wie einen Kuss. Sein Werk ist zugleich schockierend und auf geheimnisvolle Weise zärtlich. Als zutiefst persönlicher Künstler fürchtet sich Araki nicht vor seinen Gefühlen oder davor, sie der Welt zu zeigen.

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        COLLECTED ESSAYS, MEMORANDA AND LETTERS, (1913-193) [REGARDING THE REBELLION OF BRITSH INDIA, ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT]

      Kotgarh, Simla Hills, India: Satyanand Stokes. Very Good with no dust jacket. c1943. First Edition. Hardcover. c600 pages; 415 of various writings ranging from one to ten or so pages each. Pages are original typing [not carbons]. INDIA: : British Colony: : India Office: : Rebellion: : . Freedom Struggle/ A gathering of writings, memoranda, essays and letters regarding the state of India under British rule. Mid 1940's. He dicusses customs, laws, and events that went into shaping the colony. Stokes (16 August 1882 - 14 May 1946) was an American who settled in India and participated in the Indian Independence Movement. Begar' (forcible labour) was prevalent in Shimla hills at that time. Under the ‘begar' system the local Rajas and the Britishers forced the poor and ignorant hill men to do free labour although they were required by law to be paid. He was a social reformer and educationalist of some note. Due to his ceaseless campaiging, letters and approachs to those in power this was eventually eliminated from the Shimla Hills. He was reputedly the only American to participate in the Freedom Struggle of India. Mr. Stokes was charged of sedition and promoting hatred against the British government and served prison time. In one his articles Mahatma Gandhi praised the efforts of Mr. Stokes and said that Mr. Stokes was the first American to go to jail for India's freedom struggle. An intriguing look into the early mechanics of India's eventual emancipation. He played a prominent role in freeing India. This is an original typed manuscript produced by this firebrand. The whole written in Englash language text. The book is in Good condition with a leather spine over vloth boards. 13.25 x 8.25: 7 pounds. One memoranda was printed and submitted to Punjab Conress and is included with original wraps. Binding firm. Biographies of Stokes were written by several authors including Asha Sharma; Nandini Sharma, Lloyd Rudolph and Lyn Miller. Stokes was the author of 'National self-realisation and other essays. ' This was published after his death. ; 7 .

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        SYNTHETIC MEN OF MARS ..

      Tarzana, California: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Publishers, [1940].. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-6 [7-8] 9-315 [316: blank], five inserted plates with illustrations by John Coleman Burroughs, original blue cloth, front and spine panel stamped in orange, top edge stained red. First edition. Ninth book of the Mars series. Heins SMM-1. A fine copy in near fine first state (laminated) pictorial dust jacket with some fading to red title lettering and design on spine panel. Also included is a fine promotional dust jacket sent to booksellers in advance of the book to solicit orders. (#136635)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Program signed

      , 1940. 1940. Signed. SUPREME COURT. Program signed. [Washington]: (Government Printing Office), 1940. Octavo, cord-bound with tassel as issued, original printed self-wrappers; pp. 5. $5000.Original program for the sesquicentennial celebration of the Supreme Court of the United States, February 1, 1940, presentation copy, signed by all nine justices of the Court, additionally inscribed on the front wrapper by Justice Owen J. Roberts: ""To Owen Roberts Hamilton from his affectionate grandad. 2/7/40.""This program commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Supreme Court. In addition to the engraved front wrapper, it also features a gilt and color seal, and a complete list of Chief and Associate Justices of the Court. The program is signed by the entirety of the Supreme Court in 1940, led by Chief Justice Hughes and filled out by Associate Justices McReynolds, Stone, Roberts, Black, Reed, Frankfurter, Douglas, and Murphy. Stone would ultimately succeed Hughes just one year later. Associate Justice Owen J. Roberts has also inscribed this copy to his grandson. Fine condition, most rare and desirable signed by the entire Supreme Court and additionally inscribed by Roberts.

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        Double Detective-June 1940-Red Star-Green Lama issue-pulp detective stories-VF

      Red Star 1940 - -Green Lama issue -Features the famous story "Babies For Sale" -Rare, very desirable pulp -One of the few pulp heroes who also appeared in comics Condition: VF

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        Original set design for La Locandiera by Carlo Goldoni

      Milano [?]: La Scala [?], 1940. Gouache. 40 x 56 cm. Titled, dated and initialed either M.B. or N.B. From the collection of Alma Law, the American scholar of the Russian theater. Couple of small repaired tears. La locandiera è una commedia in tre atti scritta da Carlo Goldoni nel 1753. The Mistress of the Inn also translated as The Innkeeper Woman or Mirandolina is a 1753 ... The play was also adapted into several films, notably Paolo Cavara's La locandiera and Tinto Brass' Miranda.

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        The Geist relation, 200 years in America

      Valley View, Pa: [Printed by the Valley citizen, 1940. VG a tight and solid copy exhibiting no signs of wear. Blue fine woven cloth with gilt title on spine.925 pages illustrations (including portraits, facsimiles) color coat of arms. Christoph Geist (1717-1766), a mineralogist, was born in Wurtemberg, Germany. He immigrated to America in 1740 to take charge of a copper mine in Frederick Township, Philadelphia (now Montgomery) County, Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Anna Margareta (1724-1776), were married ca. 1742. They had nine children, ca. 1744-1766. Descendants listed lived in Pennsylvania and elsewhere. Also includes other Geist families. Some related materials to an ancestor are laid-in. No copies found outside institutional holdings, exceptionally rare.

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        The Wave of the Future: A Confession of Faith

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company 1940 - Small 8vo., black cloth lettered in gilt; slightly rubbed. First edition, fourth printing. A presentation copy, inscribed: "To Lois and Phil Jessup with gratitude for our meeting, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, April 1977," on the title page; with Philip C. Jessup's ownership signature on the front endpaper. ---- The recipient Jessup, a judge on the International Court of Justice and veteran U.S. diplomat, was credited with playing a major role in ending the Soviet blockade of West Berlin. Jessup was a U.S. representative to the United Nations General Assembly, as well as a member of the International Court of Justice at The Hague. He also served as a U.S. ambassador at large from 1949 until his resignation in 1953. During that time, he was one of the closest advisers of then-Secretary of State Dean Acheson. After Jessup was maligned by Senator Joe McCarthy for purported communist "affinities," General Dwight D. Eisenhower heralded Jessup's "devotion to the principles of Americanism." McCarthy's charges kept Jessup from being reappointed to the U.S. delegation to the United Nations in 1951 but President Harry S. Truman made him an alternate delegate the following year. A compelling presentation copy. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Ahi esta el Detalle. [Movie poster / Cartel de la película]

      Mexico, 1940. Movie poster. (Cartel de la Película). Con Cantinflas. Mario Moreno. 94 x 69 cm. Mounted on linen. Ahí está el detalle se convertiría en la película creadora del Cantinflas ... Ahí está el detalle es el resultado de un interesante proceso de investigación. Se trata de un cartel de mostrar real de la película.

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        Architectural Terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Text volume only.

      Lund, Sweden: C. W. K. Gleerup, 1940. Co-published by O. Harrassowitz, Leipzig. Volume 6 of Skrifter utgivna av Svenska institutet. This is the text volume only from a two-volume set. With CCLVI and 516 numbered pages, and with 43 B&W figures. Text printed by Håkan Ohlsson, Lund. With unstated limitation but almost certainly no more than 500 copies printed in the first edition. Principal text in English, with secondary text in German and Latin. Original plain paper wrappers in a soft gray-brown color, with fairly crisp black-stamped lettering to the front wrapper and to the spine. Spine perishing at the top inch and the bottom half-inch, but the wrappers remain largely intact. Moderate spine lean to the text block. Minor blemishes to the wrappers but on the whole clean and presentable. 12 x 9 inches. Deckled fore- and bottom edges to a handsome effect. Scarcely any age toning to the pages. The book is very clean, inside and out, except as noted. Errata slip laid in. A Very Good Minus copy. Very scarce in any condition. Note: the Plates volume contained 168 plates in a softcover portfolio. The plates were sold separately by the Swedish Institute of Rome. Arvid Andrén [1902-1999] was a scholar, teacher, humanist and poet. Architectural Terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples constitutes his PhD dissertation. A highly ambitious and comprehensive work, it is still a main resource in the field of Classical archaeology and is used as a reference tool by scholars and students all over the world. In addition to his important scholarship, he shared his love of Rome and ancient Italy with students and colleagues as Director of the Swedish Institute in Rome. His collection of Etruscan and Roman antiquities is now in the Museum of Cultural History in Oslo, and is in the process of publication.. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good Minus. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

      [Bookseller: Marc Sena Carrel]
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        Unusual early Christmas Card addressed to Mr Stone (Dean of Windsor) and Miss Vidal, & signed (b. 1926, Queen of Great Britain)

      1940 - underneath a printed message, with a colour picture on the front titled, 'The Welsh Cottage' by Septimus Scott, 5½" x 4½", with a small blue ribbon, on folded white card, 7½" x 6½", no place, no date, c.

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        SIGNED Wartime Postcard of Prime Minister Winston Churchill, seen with his Daughter Mary.

      [1940s].. Photographic postcard, taken from a full-length image 'Enemy overhead Winston Churchill and his daughter Mary scan the skies above southern England, July 1940', boldly signed by the subject near the top margin. Some minor creasing and handling, autograph faded in part. Very good, in common mount and elegant gilt-bevelled wooden frame. Overall deimensions approx 13 x 11 inches. This classic 'Home Front' image shows the Prime Minister and Miss Mary Spencer-Churchill, both in battle-dress with steel helmets and field glasses, engaged in air defence duties. Mr Churchill is smoking his trademark hand-rolled cigar. During the war, Miss Spencer-Churchill served in mixed anti-aircraft batteries, rose to the rank of Junior Commander, and was her father's aide-de-camp on many of his overseas excursions.

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        LA COMEDIE HUMAINE. Texte établi et préfacé par Marcel Bouteron. 10 Vols.

      Gallimard, Bibliotheque de la Pleiade, 1056/1164/1121/1065/1154/1085/1090/1038/988/1175 pp, Paris 1940 - Volumes published from 1940 to 1950. Leather worn at spine and board corners. Spines repaired. Pages clean. Binding tight. Text in french. Size: 12mo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        China Tung Oil and Its Future

      China Vegetable Oil Company 1940 - 129 pp. some cover wear and discoloration, spine is creased with tears to top & bottom, owner's stamp on 1st blank page, the cover and some pages are slightly dog-eared, there are some tiny tears to the cover edges. The text is unmarked and the binding is good. The book is inscribed by the author on the 3rd blank page to Mr. & Mrs. Paul Tietgens. Contents: Foreword; The China Tung Industry; Trade Returns of Tung Oil Exports; Inherent Weaknesses of Chinese Production and Distribution; Potential Threat from Foreign Plantations; Interchangeability and Drying Oils; Compatibility and Synthetic Substitutes; Price: the Dominating Factor; Foreign Comments and Opinions; Conclusion 0.0 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        [Original studio one-sheet poster for:] VICTORY AN ISLAND TALE

      [Los Angeles]: Paramount Studios, 1940. Vintage pictorial one-sheet poster (27 x 41"), lithographed in color. Folded as issued, minute loss at apex of two folds, some small careful paper mends on verso at edges and folds, a few tiny breaks in blank margins, but generally very good, the image unusually fresh and bright. A vividly pictorial promotional poster for the third, and most faithful, English language film adaptation of Conrad's 1915 novel, directed by John Cromwell, based on a screenplay by John Balderston, and starring Frederic March, Betty Field, Cedric Hardwicke, at al. The film was released on 21 December. Previous English language versions appeared in 1919 (silent) and 1930.

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        Original Photograph Signed

      1940. Signed. ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. Original Photograph Signed. No place: no date. Photograph measures 7-1/2 by 9-1/2 inches, matted and framed. Entire piece measures 12 by 15 inches. $3000.Original photograph portrait, signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on the lower margin.Photograph is imprinted ""Ortho N.Y."" in the lower right corner. Fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        Nelly et Jean. NOUS DEUX. Simples papiers du tiroir secret. Première partie (Deuxième partie).

      Gravé et imprimé pour les auteurs et leurs amis, s.d. [1930-1940 ?] - 2 tomes in-8 reliés en 1 volume (23 x 14,5 cm) de 54 feuillets et 40 feuillets (non chiffrés), couvertures ornées d'une gravure coloriée (premier plat de chaque tome). 19 planches pour le premier tome (y l’illustration de couverture). 27 planches pour le deuxième tome (y l’illustration de couverture). Soit 46 illustrations rehaussées en couleur au pochoir (pinceau). Excellent état de conservation, très frais. Reliure plein simili-cuir noir, dos lisse orné de trois fleurettes dorées, date en queue. Emboîtage cartonné. NOUVELLE ÉDITION PARUE QUELQUES TEMPS APRES CELLE DE 1929. TIRAGE ANNONCÉ A 295 EXEMPLAIRES IDENTIQUE A L'ÉDITION DE 1929. CELUI-CI, 1 DES 240 EXEMPLAIRES IN-8 CARRÉ SUR VÉLIN D'ARCHES.Cette édition est décrite par Jean-Pierre Dutel comme étant une "réédition en héliogravure" du premier tirage de 1929. On la reconnait facilement à l'absence de cuvette autour des illustrations. Dutel souligne la médiocrité de son impression, ce que nous n'avons pas noté cependant, si ce n'est un tirage des noirs moins soutenu et moins net dans les illustrations. Le tirage du texte, le papier de grande qualité (Arches), la mise en couleurs au pinceau des illustrations comme dans les exemplaires de 1929 sont autant de signes que cette édition a dû être faite "moyennant finance" pour un groupe d'amateurs bibliophiles. Ce que Dutel n'a pas jugé bon de lui attribuer dans sa Bibliographie des ouvrages érotiques publiés clandestinement en français entre 1920 et 1970 (voir n°2054 pour l'édition de 1929). Cette édition est tout aussi rare que celle de 1929.Pour la petite histoire, l'édition de 1929 fut la plus chère des éditions clandestines de l'époque (4.000 francs en 1930 soit dix fois le prix des exemplaires sur Japon de l'édition originale du Con d'Irène). Dutel souligne la contre-pétrie probable du titre "Nous Deux" (pour "Doux Nœuds"). Superbe édition curiosa clandestine dans le plus pur style Art Déco. Les gravures de Jean Dulac sont d'une finesse et d'un raffinement subtil. Ce roman érotique très bien écrit est composé de fragments de journaux intimes et de lettres échangées entre Nelly et Jean. L'illustration dans le texte et hors texte s'insère parfaitement dans l'histoire. Références : Dutel, Bibliographie des ouvrages érotiques publiés clandestinement en français entre 1920 et 1970, n°2054 (pour le tirage de 1929) ; Pia, Les livres de l'Enfer, n°983 BEL EXEMPLAIRE D'UN DES PLUS BEL EROTICA TYPIQUE ART DÉCO. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie L'amour qui bouquine]
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        India. India's Economic Future.

      No date. Circa late 1940s? - Color lithographic pictorial / pictographic map, sheet size 29 1/4 x 19 1/2 inches, professionally mounted on linen minimising a three inch tear entering the image at centre right; 1/4 inch spot of inpainting at centre left. Originally folded. Brightly colored map of India featuring an attractive decorative border. Text in lower decorative insert discusses India's Economic Future: "Before the war India was already one of the eight leading industrial countries of the world. In response to the demands of war Indian capital and Indian technical skill have helped to develop still further the country's industries. India is now in a stronger financial position than any other country in the Far East. Plans are being worked out for a vast development of industry and natural resources. Indai can look forward to a great future." Decorative vignettes and banners highlight the rich resources of the country. India is depicted in pre-Partition form, suggesting that it was published shortly after the end of World War II. Printed in England by Alf Cooke Ltd., Leeds and London. 51-9254." printed at lower left corner. "O.P.D. 39/219/7." printed at lower right corner.

      [Bookseller: old imprints ABAA/ILAB]
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        Die beiden englischen Weissbücher. 1. Botschafter Henderson berichtet über Hitler, Goering, Ribbentrop. 2. Die Wahrheit über die Deutschen Konzentrationslager in amtlichen Dokumenten

      His Majesty's Stationary Office, London 1940 - Quarto. 34, 44pp. Original stapled tan wraps with black lettering on cover; protected by modern mylar. Publisher's device on title pages. 1. Final report by ambassador Sir Nevile Henderson, G.C.M.G., on the circumstances that led to the end of his mission in Berlin, September 20, 1939. The report covers the period of Henderson's tenure leading up to the invasion of Poland and the subsequent departure of the French and British ambassadors on September 4th. In his report Henderson explicitly mentions the positive aspects of the Hitler regime, e.g. invigorating the self respect of the Germans after the defeat in 1918, the reestablished discipline in Germany and the unification of the larger Germany not without pointing to the dark side of Hitler operations, his contempt for personal freedom of thought, word or the dead which represent the ideals of the developed democracy. The report is structured to include 85 numbered entries with Henderson's explicit apology for not being able to deliver a coherent report in view of the rapid and tumultuous development of events leading up to W.W.II. 2. Documents on the Treatment of German Citizens in Germany 1938-1939 released by the British government in view of the attitude displayed by the German government after the breakout of W.W.II. The purpose was to allow the general public to form an educated opinion about the treatment of German Citizens in Germany. The documents include correspondence of ambassador Henderson with Viscount Halifax, General Consul Gainer with ambassador Henderson, correspondence of other consulate staff reporting to the British government, records received by the Foreign Office from a German charity organization on October 28, 1938, and the testimony of a former inmate of the concentration camp Buchenwald on February 18, 1939. These documents draw a frightening view of the state of affairs in Germany and its concentration camps. Text in German. Moderate wear along edges of wrapper, minor chips, light soiling at lower foredge of front cover with light creasing at lower right corner throughout. Cover and block age toned. Wrappers in overall good+, interior in good+ to very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        The Elephant Is White

      New York: Farrar and Rinehart. (1940). First. First edition. Illustrated by Robert S. Robison. Fine in fine dustwrapper with just a trace of soiling on the spine and a very shallow chip at the foot. Diverting comedy about a Russian cabaret in Paris where only the unemployed are welcome. Basis for the amusing 1944 film Give Us the Moon directed by Val Guest and featuring Margaret Lockwood, Vic Oliver, and 14 year-old Jean Simmons in her debut. Exceptionally scarce, and never found in this condition. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Guns of the Frontier; The Story of How Law Came to the West

      Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA 1940 - 8vo. 282pp., includes index. A fine copy in a near fine and unclipped dj. DJ with minor bumping to spine head. Inscribed by Raine on ffep Inscribed by Author(s) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Smythe Books LLC, ABAA]
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        Bar-Room Ballads

      Toronto: Reginald Saunders, 1940. Undetermined. very good. 1st Canadian Edition, First impression. viii, [2], 169 pp. Octavo. Teal cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front cover (Reginald Saunders on bottom of spine which differentiates the external appearance from that of the US version). Light bumping to ends of spine. Slight darkening and foxing to endpapers. Missing half title and pages 3-6, 55-62, 87-95 and 103-108 which were removed by Service himself as discussed in the inscription (the first group of page was roughly cut out while the others were torn, leaving some of the other pages loose or with small tears). Clean text block. In dust jacket (red with black and white illustration and lettering). Jacket is rubbed with chipping and small closed tears to edges. Not price clipped. Light soiling to back of jacket- some minor professional restoration has been done to dust jacket to prevent additional chipping. A very interesting copy. very good Inscribed on the front free endpaper by Service (in black ink). Inscription reads "To Rexforde and Marjorie Sharp- this mutilated book with deep regret I tore out some pages- Kindest regards and best wishes, Cordially Robert Service" A24 a. 2. (pp. 158) in Mitham. Includes "Five Frivolous Songs" from Twenty Bath-Tub Ballads. Many of these ballads were written during the previous decade. "The Ballad of Touch-the-Button Nell" (formerly "The Ballad of Riley Dooleyvitch" was earlier excluded from Ballads of a Cheechako (1909) due to its moral tone. 1940

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        An Autobiography

      Navajivan Press 1940 - An early printing in a rare dust jacket, both in very good condition. The 14th printing, 1940. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        PORTUGAL D'AQUÉM E D'ALÉM MAR: revista ilustrada. Número Comemorativo dos Centenários. 1140-1940.

      - Ano IV, 2ª Série, Nº 14. Dezembro. Director, proprietário e editor Santos Guerra. Lisboa. Bertrand (Irmãos), Lda. 1940. De 36x25 cm. Com 158 págs. inumeradas. Encadernação inteira de percalina com título gravado a ouro na lombada. Muito ilustrado com retratos de Carmona, Salazar, Manuel de Arriaga e numerosos industriais e comerciantes, entre eles Lúcio Tomé Feteira ou José Fernandes Caeiro comerciante e industrial na Cidade da Beira (Moçambique) que assina vários artigos neste número. Capa de brochura de Lincoln Mendes. Número comemorativo dos Centenários da Fundação e da Restauração de Portugal com grande enfoque no mundo empresarial, e com intenção de desenvolver o turismo. Publica biografias e retratos de numerosos industriais e comerciantes, muito deles exercendo funções nas direcções dos grémios, juntas, associações empresariais ou cargos nas autarquias locais e governos civis. É dado grande destaque ao Algarve e em especial à Madeira e aos Açores. Inclui também artigos descrevendo a Holanda e as Relações económicas com Portugal, secções sobre história, arquitectura, arte e literatura. Vários artigos, nomeadamente sobre o Algarve, Madeira e Açores são acompanhados de resumos e traduções em Inglês. Obra comemorativa que dá uma imagem altamente positiva de Portugal que, se não correspondia totalmente à realidade, se enquadrava na visão que o Estado Novo se esforçava para divulgar no estrangeiro. Location/localizacao: 8-16-A-13

      [Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva]
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