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        Pat the Bunny.

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940. First edition, first issue. Small quarto, original pictorial stiff paper boards, original box. First issue, with the squeaking ball; because the ball's squeaker frequently failed, it was later replaced by perfumed flowers for the reader to smell. In excellent condition with the queaking ball, which no longer squeaks. Rubbing to publisher's box, lacking one (of four) flaps. Dorothy Kunhardt created Pat the Bunny for her 3-year-old daughter, Edith. It was partly an experiment in using interactive elements in a book, which was unusual at the time"Pat the Bunny came out, took off and goes on, a novelty that children never tire of... Here is a fat box-shaped book for babies and very small youngsters, pink as tooth-paste, with a trick at every turn. Paul and Judy can pat the bunny: now 'you' pat the bunny, and here he is, pure cotton wool. 'You' can play peekaboo, look in a mirror, feel Daddy's scratchy face, read Judy's book, and actually put your finger through Mummy's ring. Midway of these thrills, if a tiny finger is poked at a red ball it really squeaks" (Bader, 238). It "remains a bestseller--second only in all-time sales to [Beatrix Potter's] The Tale of Peter Rabbit" (Geraldine Baum, Los Angeles Times).

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        [Op. 21]. Second Concerto Pour le Piano Avec Acct. d'Orchestre Dédié À Madame la Comtesse Delphine Potocka née de Komar... Op. 21. L'Orchestre 20 f _Quatuor 18 [f]. _Piano seul 12 [f]. [Piano part only]

      Paris: Maurice Schlesinger... Leipzig: Breitkopf et Hartel[!]... Londres: Wessel et Cie: [PN M.S. 1940], 1847. First French edition, third issue. Rare. Grabowski-Rink 21-1b-Sm (locating three copies). Chomi ski-Tur o p. 106. Kobyla ska p. 43. Not in Hoboken.. Folio. Disbound, with remnants of sewing. 1f. (title), 35, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Brandus et Cie facsimile signature handstamp to lower right corner of title. With cue notes from orchestral parts for performance without orchestra. Slightly foxed; several leaves creased at lower outer corner.

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        Inside The Whale. And Other Essays.

      London, Victor Gollancz Ltd. 1940. - FIRST EDITION. 8vo., pp. 188. Elegantly bound in recent burgundy half morocco, gilt, with matching buckram sides. Contents clean, exterior fine. Literary essays discussing, amongst others, Charles Dickens, poetry and Henry Miller. A particularly scarce Orwell title, with no US equivalent edition; just 1000 copies were published of which 'several copies [were] destroyed in an air raid.' Fenwick, G; George Orwell. A Bibliography [A.8a], (1998). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vitamine / In frischen und konservierten Nahrungsmittein (HEINRICH HIMMLER'S COPY)

      Verlag von Julius Springer, Berlin 1940 - A very-good hardcover book on a quality coated stock in a "good-only" dust jacket which has been repaired with several pieces of "Scotch" tape to recto. In addition to his studies on the occurrence of the rat anti-dermatitis factor (vitamin B6) in fish and fish products (which studies are still cited), Dr. Gulbrand Oscar Johan Lunde (1901-1942) was more infamously a minister in the collaborationist government of Norwegian Vidkun Quisling, 1940-1942. Lunde and his wife Marie died when his car fell off the ferry dock at Vage on Oct. 26, 1942. The incident was ruled an accident at the time, but the 2012 biography by Arntsen and Harestad concludes the accident was staged by German occupiers who wanted to remove a bothersome minister. (It appears Lunde was unpopular with the Nazi overlords because he favored the more narrow concept of "Norse" -- as opposed to a broader "Germanic" -- racial superiority.) That Lunde would thus have been known to German SS Reichsfuhrer Heirnrich Himmler by early 1941 -- when German police agencies were involved helping round up Jews in Norway, before the June invasion of Russia gave them bigger fish to fry -- is unquestioned. This copy dated "25/26 J. 41" and signed "H. Himmler" in green pencil in the Reichsfuhrer's distinctive and angular hand. (Please see scans.) As for provenance, we can offer none. This is a Southern Nevada thrift-shop find; we can surmise it may have been brought home from Germany by a returning G.I. in late 1945, though books from Himmler's massive hoard have continued to turn up in Germany, ever since. Der ganze Text dieses Buches ist in deutscher Sprache. The text of this volume is entirely in the German language. Small erratum slip tipped in at beginning of the bibliography (Namen- und Literaturverzeichnis) at pg. 237. Totals 272 pp. Presumably unique association copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tropic of Cancer

      MEDUSA, NY 1940 - General shelf wear, slighlty cocked binding, otherwise, good binding, clean body and unmarked text. Published 21 years earlier than the Grove Press Edition. DATE PUBLISHED: 1940 EDITION: 323 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        In the Teeth of the Evidence and Other Stories

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1940). New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. (1940). First. First American edition. A little lightening to the front gutter, and some rubbing at the spine ends, very good or better in about very good dustwrapper with slight fading to the spine, some light nicking to the spine ends, and a small external repair on the rear panel. Two Peter Wimsey stories including the title story, five Montague Egg stories and eleven others. An increasingly scarce title. .

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        The Poet in New York and Other Poems

      W. W. Norton & Co Inc, New York 1940 - Orange cloth letterd and decorated in gilt and brown. Wrapped in decorative dust jacket. Bilingual side by side text in English and Spanish. Translated by Rolfe Humphries. A posthumous collection as Lorca was killed by the fascists soon after the Spanish Civil war began in 1936. Considered at the time to be Spains greatest poet, this is an uncommon book in the dust jacket. Some offset and foxing to endpapers. Some spotting to the complete dust jacket but overall a very nice copy. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Early christmas card inscribed by Margaret "To Anne" (Cole) and signed by both the young Princesses (b. 1926, Queen of Great Britain) & her sister MARGARET (Rose, 1930-2002, Princess, Sister of Queen Elizabeth II, Countess of Snowdon)

      1940 - underneath a printed message, with a charming picture on the front titled 'The Village Street' 5" x 3½", on folded ivory card, 5½" x 4½", no place, no date, c. Princess Margaret very seldom signed Christmas cards and so to find a card signed by her and her sister is most unusual. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Charming early Christmas card, to Mr Stone (Dean at Windsor) and Miss Vidal, signed by the Princess as a child, (Rose, 1930-2002, Princess, Sister of Queen Elizabeth II, Countess of Snowdon)

      1940 - underneath a printed message, with a charming picture titled 'Christmas Morning' by Mabel Lucie Atwell on the front, 4½" x 4", with a small violet ribbon, on folded ivory card, 7½" x 6¼", no place, no date, c. As an adult Princess Margaret refused to sign Christmas cards as she had found it such a chore as a child. Examples of her signed cards are therefore very rare [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Signal. Periodico Bisettimanale di Propaganda Tedesca. Raccolta 1940-1944.

      1940 - Rilegatura in tela con titoli in oro sul dorso. Testo Italiano e Tedesco. Berlin, 1940-1944; 4 voll., ril. in tela, pp. 4500, ill. b/n e col. Signal fu il primo il primo periodico di propaganda tedesca,ampiamente diffuso a livello mondiale e basato essenzialmente sui temi di propaganda del III Reich. La pubblicazione iniziò il 15 aprile 1940, inizialmente in quattro lingue(tedesco, italiano, francese e inglese) alle quali poi si aggiunsero le edizioni in altre lingue. L'ultima edizione della rivista è stata pubblicata nel marzo 1945. Per quanto riguarda l'edizione interamente italiana fu pubblicata solo per 5 numeri e successivamente, a partire dal num 4 del 1940 fu pubblicata in forma bilingue (tedesco- italiano) e restò tale fino a ottobre 1943. La presente opera è suddivisa in 4 volumi: Il primo, relativo agli anni 1940 e 1941, si compone dei volumi dall'1 al 17 dell'anno 1940 e dall'1 al 5 dell'anno 1941 ed è privo del fascicolo n° 2 del 1940. Il secondo volume raccoglie i fascicoli del 1941 dal n° 7 al 24 (il n° 9 è mancante). Il terzo volume contiene l'annata completa del 1942 ed è composto da 24 fascicoli. Infine, il quarto volume, raccoglie gli anni 1943 (incompleto del fascicolo 15), e 1944 (dal fascicolo n° 1 al 7).

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        Signal. Periodico Bisettimanale di Propaganda Tedesca. Raccolta 1940-1944.,1940

      1940. Rilegatura in tela con titoli in oro sul dorso. Testo Italiano e Tedesco. Berlin, 1940-1944; 4 voll., ril. in tela, pp. 4500, ill. b/n e col. deutsch italiano

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        Reichsgesetzblatt Teil I Jahrgänge 1933-1941 in 12 Bänden / O r i g i n a l - V e r l a g s e i n b ä n d e

      Vollständige Ausgabe im aufwendigen Original-Verlagseinbänden der Zeit: 12 Bände, gebunden jeweils in schwarzes Halbleinen OHLn / HLn 4to im Format 21 x 29,5 cm mit dekoriertem (NS-Hoheitszeichen), goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Deckelvignette ebenfalls in Goldprägung, Gewebeecken und Schmuckvorsatzpapier (Hakenkreuzdekor in Silberprägung, nicht bei den 3 Bänden 1940 und 1941, diese nur mit einfarbigem Vorsatzpapier). Jahrgänge 1936 und 1937 jeweils in einem Band, Jahrgänge 1938 - 1940 jeweils in 2 Halbjahres-Bänden. - Repräsentative Reihe in den stattlichen Original-Verlagsdecken mit den wichtigsten NS.-Gesetzen insgesamt etwa 14.000 Seiten, Schrift: Fraktur. - Deutsches / Drittes / Großdeutsches Reich, NS.-Rechtswesen, Großdeutschland vor und im 2.Weltkrieg, Recht im Nationalsozialismus, Gesetze, Reichsgesetze und nationalsozialistische Verordnungen, völkische Neugestaltung des deutschen Rechts vom Rassenstandpunkt aus, Nürnberger Rassengesetze, Blutschutzgesetz, Reichsbürgergesetz, Juden-Sondergesetzgebung, Erbpflege, Eugenik, deutsches Recht im Sinne der nationalsozialistischen Weltanschauung, Antisemitismus, völkisches Rechtsdenken im nationalsozialistischen deutschen Staat / im deutschen Volksreich von Adolf Hitler, Verlagseinband, illustrierte Bücher, NS.-Schrifttum, nationalsozialistisches / völkisches Gedankengut. - Alle Bände in guter bis sehr guter Erhaltung bei einigen das Hakenkreuz an Rückentitel oder Deckelvignette etwas blass, einige Titelblätter durch kleine Überklebungen wieder mit vollständigem Hoheitszeichen (war dort früher mal geschwärzt / "entnazifiziert" worden), beide Bände 1940 mit Rückentitel "2.Halbjahr 1940", sonst gut

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        Herodias.

      Prairie City, IL: The Press of James A. Decker,, 1940. Translated, with an introduction and commentary, by Clark Mills. Octavo. Original grey cloth, title label to front. Black and white plate reproducing an etching by Kurt Seligmann tipped in as a frontpsiece. Slight rubbing to ends and corners, a few minor marks to cloth, internally sound and clean, excellent condition. First edition thus, first printing, copy 7 of 80 numbered copies in cloth, from a limited edition of 300. This copy has been presented by the illustrator Swiss-American surrealist Kurt Seligmann (1900-62) on the front free endpaper, "pour Barbara Reis, souvenir des journées de chaleur, de discussions et de travail amicalement, Kurt Seligmann, juillet 1940". This is the first appearance of Mills's translation of Mallarmé's poem Herodias (a never-finished imagining of the story of Salome, started in the 1860s), attempting to improve upon Roger Fry's earlier effort, and printing the English translation and French original in facing text. The recipient of Seligman's inscription was fellow artist Barbara Poe-Levee, née Reis (1922-2013). Barbara was the daughter of wealthy art collectors Bernard and Rebecca Reis, who in 1940 befriended Peggy Guggenheim and worked with her on many projects. Reis was at the time of this inscription studying under Seligman alongside Robert Motherwell, and soon had her first show in the 1942 First Papers of Surrealism, organised by Marcel Duchamp and Andre Breton. She was the youngest of the artists to exhibit at the 31 Women show and was given her first solo exhibition by Betty Parsons. She was also exhibited in Guggenheim's all-woman exhibition The Women in 1945. This inscribed Herodias thus makes for an appealing handing-down of the lineage of literary and artistic surrealism to a significant artist at the outset of her career.

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        THE WAR AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE: MEMORANDUM SUBMITTED TO THE 39TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE LABOUR PARTY, AT BOURNEMOUTH

      London; Narod Press. 1940. Pamphlet. Original Wraps. 8vo. 19 pages. 24 cm. Early (1940) report on the massacre of the Jews of Poland; Second Impression. “First published: May 1940. Second Impression: September 1940.” Variant, second impression, with name of publisher on rear wrap, and added preface (mentions the capitulation of France in the war) and date of impression on verso of front wrap. Memorandum submitted to the 39th Annual Conference of the Labour Party at Bournemouth by the Jewish Socialist Labour Party (Poale Zone) of Great Britain. Memorandum on Nazi persecution of Jews in the first months of the war and the need for immediate settlement in Palestine: “The second world war has revealed the unparalleled tragedy of the Jewish people. Â… The sufferings and humiliation of the Jews under Nazi rule have no counterpart even in the cruelty and crime deliberately practised against other inhabitants of the vanquished states. Robbery of the last means of subsistence, starvation, physical ill-treatment, seclusion in overcrowded ghettoes, suppression of all cultural life, concentration camps, slave labour, massacre, and the Lublin reserve destined to become the grave of its compulsory inhabitants – this is the lot of Jewry under Nazi rule. ” - pg 3. Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 - Jews - Congresses. Jews - Colonization – Palestine - Congresses. Jews - Palestine - Congresses. Jews. Jews - Colonization. World War (1939-1945) Conference proceedings. Middle East - Palestine. OCLC lists 12 copies. Light wear to wraps, very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (HOLO2-123-6) .

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        ABC DOGS

      TICE, CLARA. ABC. (DOGS) ABC DOGS. (NY: Wilfred Funk 1940). Folio (10 x 13"), cloth backed pictorial boards, tips worn and some marks and rubbing on rear cover else VG, tight and internally fine. 1st edition. Dogs for every letter except "X" are illustrated in color on every page. The text is beneath each drawing. Includes Kerry Blue, Newfoundland, Sealyham, Poodle, Japanese Spaniel and more. Artfully done.

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        Militargeographische Beschreibung von Frankreich Teil I: Nordost-Frankreich Mappe C - Wirtschaftskarten. Abgeschlossen 30. Januar 1940. Nur für den Dienstgebrauch !

      8, 12 große farbige Faltkarten in betitelter Original-Pappmappe KOMPLETT ! diese eigentlich nur noch fragmentarisch vorhanden, die Karten jedoch alle in sehr guten Zustand - 1940. H64

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        Militargeographische Beschreibung von Frankreich Teil I: Nordost-Frankreich Mappe B - Straßenkarten und Stadtdurchfahrtpläne. Abgeschlossen 30. Januar 1940. Nur für den Dienstgebrauch !

      Berlin, Generalstab des Heeres Abteilung für Kriegskarten und Vermessungswesen, 1940. 8°, Beiheft mit 125 Seiten und 12 große farbige Faltkarten und Beiheft der Stadtdurchfahrtspläne mit 173 Seiten in betitelter Original-Pappmappe KOMPLETT ! diese mit leichten Gebrauchssp. sonst sehr guter Zustand - 1940. H63 Versand D: 6,00 EUR Dienstvorschriften, Zweiter Weltkrieg

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        Militargeographische Angaben über England - Südküste. Text Und Bildheft mit Kartenanlagen. Abgeschlossen am 15. August 1940. Zu Mappe C.

      8quer, 445 Seiten mit zahlreichen Abbildungen, 49 Karten und eine große Faltkarte im Anhang sowie 1 Blatt dazugehörige Einlage ! Betitelter OKart. - Einband ganz leicht angestaubt sonst sehr guter Zustand - 1940. H964

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        August

      The Art Students League, New York 1940 - WILL BARNET. August. Etching on Rives paper. 9 3/4 H x 7 7/8 W inches. Signed 'Will Barnet in pencil, lower right. Titled 'August' in pencil, lower left. From the unnumbered edition of one hundred printed by the artist for The Art Students League. Executed in 1940. Near fine condition. Framed (original frame). Literature: Art News, March 1950, page 60. Please contact me for additional photographs. Purchaser will pay actual shipping cost. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Men in Print, Essays in Literary Criticism [SIGNED by A.W. Lawrence]

      Golden Cockerel Press 1940 - Number 262 of a limited edition of 500 copies. 58 pp. Bound by Sangorski and Suttcliffe in quarter-niger and beige linen boards. Spine slightly sunned, lightly rubbed at head and foot, some rippling to bottom margin and tiny spots of foxing on endpapers. Signed "A.W. Lawrence" under his name on the title page, and uncommon thus. Includes a short essay on James Elroy Flecker, a review of novels by D.H. Lawrence, a review of the short stories of H.G. Wells, a review of the works of Walter Savage Landor, and a criticism of Henry Williamson's Tarka the Otter with some remarks on the style of Doughty's Arabia Deserta. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Typed Letter Signed ("Louis Mountbatten") to William N. Campion, from on board H.M.S. Kelly, 30 Dec. 1940

      - 1 vols. 8-3/4 x 7 inches. As Captain of H.M.S. Kelly, Mountbatten writes to Mr. Campion, of Round Hill Road, Greenwich, CT: "I have received from the Ardath Tobacco Company Ltd., 3,000 cigarettes for distribution to my ship's company. I am sure that you will be glad to know how very much this handsome present has been appreciated by my officers and men. In point of fact, the parcel arrived on Christmas Eve, just as we were off to sea again. Its timely arrival as an unexpected present, distributed at sea on Christmas Day, made the whole difference to my ship's company, and I need hardly assure you that they are all very grateful to you." 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900-1979) served as Supreme Allied Commander of S.E. Asia, British Viceroy of India, First Sea Lord, and Chief of the U.K. Combined Defense Staffs. His biographer, Alden Hatch, states, "THE THING LORD LOUIS MOUNTBATTEN LOVED BEST IN ALL THE WORLD WAS A SHIP-H.M.S. KELLY. WELL DID SHE DESERVE HIS DEVOTION, FOR IN HER HE ATTAINED HIS FINEST MOMENTS AND THE EMOTIONAL CLIMAX OF HIS LIFE." The Kelly, a K-Class destroyer of 1,695 tons with a crew of 240 officers and men, was Mountbatten's flagship during his command of the Fifth Destroyer Flotilla. She saw heavy action in the North Sea, and though torpedoed and bombed, proved indomitable in the naval engagements which made Mountbatten's name. Ordered to the Mediterranean, the ship was attacked near Crete on May 23, 1941 by 24 Luftwaffe dive bombers and sunk with a loss of 130 lives. All officers and men stayed at their posts, and the ship went down with all guns firing. The saga of the Kelly was fictionalized in Noel Coward's 1942 film, "In Which We Serve". A RARE AND WONDERFUL LETTER FROM MOUNTBATTEN'S MOST MEMORABLE COMMAND. Hatch, The Mountbattens, pp. 228-253 original folds, slight split without loss at one fold, 1/2-inch tear without loss at lower edge, else fine and attractive

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        Five American Immortals.

      Worcester: Achille J. St. Onge, 1940. 50pp. One of 475 copies printed by D. B. Updike at the Merrymount Press, this copy inscribed by St. Onge. Illustrated with original uncancelled postage stamps featuring portraits of the five poets under consideration in Auslander's text: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell, James Whitcomb Riley, Walt Whitman, and John Greenleaf Whittier. The stamps were issued as part of the Famous American Series of Postage Stamps. This is the third book produced by St. Onge and is one of only two titles published in an edition numbering under 500 copies. A fine, bright copy in gilt decorated blue cloth. A.e.g. (Massmann 3; Bradbury, p. 252). (3 1/8 by 2 1/16; 80x55mm).

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        Autographed Manuscript Signed "Dunsany

      , 1940. 1940. unbound. 1 page, 8 x 12.5 inches, no place, no date, circa 1940 -- a three-line poem written in bold script, titled "Ode to a Sky-writer." Creasing a chipping along the right edge; weakened folds repaired with tape on the back. Good condition.

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        THE BRIDE WORE BLACK

      SIMON & SCHUSTER, NEW YORK 1940 - RARE Woolrich title. In blue boards with gilt lettering slightly sunned at spine: previous owner's signature and wear to spine ends. Binding crisp and contents otherwise clean, under a flawless facsimile dust jacket showing a skeleton bride wearing a flowing black wedding dress. Brilliant tour de force of crime fiction, and the basis for the Francoise Truffaut film of the same name. The author's first mystery and scarce in any kind of jacket. A treasure! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        They Were Strong and Good

      Viking, New York NY 1940 - First printing of this 1941 Caldecott Medal winner, about Lawson's father and mother and their own parents. "None of them were great or famous, but they were strong and good," says the author in his foreword. This is a beautifully clean copy of the book, with very crisp pages. There is an understated, vintage bookplate on one page, and that same previous owner's name written on another page (both pages otherwise blank, and before the title page, and not jarring); the book is still Near Fine. The dust jacket has no award stickers and the original $1.50 price is intact on the flap. The main flaw to the jacket is the spine and part of the back panel are sunned. But a nice copy nonetheless, and a very good value. Please see photos. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Métamorphoses érotiques. Choix de dessins exécutés de 1940 à 1968. Avec une pointe sèche signée de Dali.

      Edition originale, tirée à 300 exemplaires numérotés, signés par l'artiste : un des 150 exemplaires sur vélin de Rives, non justifié mais bien signé au crayon par Dali au colophon. Le portrait de Chimère gravé à la pointe sèche par Dali, tiré à 150 ex. est signé b.d. par l'artiste. L'éditeur a joint, dans une suite à part, "10 planches extraites d'un traité des systèmes érotiques et des mille façons masturbatoires des Romains à Dali."

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        Not A Bad Show A War Thriller

      Hodder and Stoughton (1940), London - Original blue cloth lettered in black on the spine. Some minor foxing to the fore-edge. In a complete and beautiful dust jacket that has received some minor restoration. Rear panel shows some minor soiling. A World War II spy thriller. Some of the provocative settings are at Buchenwald and at Berchtesgaden. The jacket art is remarkably bright and dramatic. Very rare in jacket. 8/3 price present on front flap. Previous owner book-plate present on front paste-down, mostly hidden by the flap. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1940 - 1940 Wisden Original Hardback

      1940. Hi, This lot is a 1940 Original Hardback Wisden in Good to Very Good Condition. For a 1940 this is closer to very good than good, plus it has not had any restoration which is rare as many 1940s (due to their usual poor condition) do. The boards are clean but show some 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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        Lignes du coeur. Enrichi d'un pastel en cinq (5) couleurs.

      Coffret agrémenté d'un pastel original de Kate Van Houten, artiste née à New-York en 1940 et installée en France depuis 1970. Kate Van Houten étudie l'histoire et les langues étrangères aux USA, avant de poursuivre des études de sculpture à Milan. Sur la route du retour vers les Etats-Unis, elle passe par Paris, où elle décide de vivre. Elle apprend la gravure sur cuivre et sur zinc et la sérigraphie dans l'atelier 17 de Hayter. Kate Van Houten travaille à partir d'une idée qui se traduit en geste, et prend souvent ses sculptures pour modèle de ses oeuvres sur papier, tandis que son travail sérigraphique se rapproche du paysage, avec ce sentiment des grands espaces américains qui lui manquent parfois. Elle crée également depuis quelques années des monotypes et publie régulièrement des livres d'artiste. Son travail en sérigraphie est lié au paysage. Tandem est une association belge créée en 1971 dans le but d'organiser des expositions d'images imprimées et qui a ensuite développé une activité d'édition, sous le nom Editions Tandem depuis 2005, en créant diverses collections.

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        Le Mythe d'Ulysse, tapuscrit

      - S.n., s.l. s.d. (circa 1940), 49 feuillets A4 (21x26,5cm), en feuilles. - Primo nuova versione del manoscritto autografo di 17 pagine, scritto nel 1935. Manoscritto di scrittura molto denso, pieno esclusi gli ultimi 13 righe di testo stampato, con molte cancellature, correzioni e aggiunte. Dattiloscritto completo con alcune variazioni rispetto al manoscritto e una copia della edizione originale pubblicato nel 1947 e, infine, pubblicato nel 1950 è allegato. Nel 1935, Blanchot ha lavorato per tre anni a Thomas the Obscure (ha completato nel 1940), quando interrompe la sua scrittura "che non stop" per scrivere l'ultima parola, un racconto che descrive come "un tentativo di aggirare un altro libro in corso per superare la interminabile e ottenere una narrazione più lineare, ma dolorosamente complesso, una decisione in silenzio ... ". Nel 1983 Blanchot riferendosi alle motivazioni di questo "testo innocente dove gli assassini presagi di tempo risuonavano futuro", può non dire "come è scritto e come sconosciuti requisito, esso ha la risposta." "Non è stato un testo per la pubblicazione," dice nella postfazione del senno di poi. L'ultima parola sarà infatti pubblicato 12 anni dopo in 550 esemplari della collezione età d'oro (anche se andò in bancarotta, allo stesso tempo, il libro sarà in vendita nel 1950) . Così la prima storia si intende subito l'ultima parola e il rifiuto della sua inaugurazione. "Sicuramente iniziare a scrivere immediatamente per raggiungere alla fine (...), questo significa almeno spero di non fare carriera e trovare il percorso più breve per finire presto." In questa "Apocalypse" Blanchot porta il suo romanzo essendo scritto: Thomas, l'eroe, ed è ironicamente chiamato il nuovo potere in altro modo senza espressa "cosa è successo a lui [che] dicendo: non è successo niente ". Ma se, iniziando con l'ultima parola, Blanchot segna la fine della scrittura, è un fine che rimane inedito. E quando il libro viene finalmente pubblicato, sarà più di un lavoro già notevole: Thomas the Obscure, Amminadàb, gaffe, l'Altissimo, Death Sentence e la quota del fuoco. Pertanto, l'ultima parola non è "rinuncia sia Maestro e Giudice", ma una rinuncia scritta di questa "si invano." Non può più essere "la risoluzione insolita per privare [Lingua] per sostenere (...), vale a dire più di linguaggio", ma, come parte del lavoro, c'è una "parola da dire e non dire. ". Una parola riscritto dallo scrittore divenne trasformata dalla scrittura e dalla guerra. Questa è la versione inaugurale, prima bozza di trenta giovane Blanchot, vi presentiamo qui e C. Bident suo biografo, pensiero "Probabilmente non sapremo mai." Fondazione narrativa, la scrittura di base, molti studiosi hanno studiato l'ultimo uomo ", dolorosamente complicato", come anche l'autore, ma che chiama un paio di pagine "profetici", una riflessione sul linguaggio (e, attraverso di lui, totalitarismo), che segna la seconda parte del secolo. Ora vi presentiamo il manoscritto nel 1935 e fino ad allora sconosciute, differisce notevolmente dalle seguenti due versioni del 1947 e del 1983. Scritte in terza persona (il più tardi saranno loro, homodiégétiques) la storia è molto più lungo. Esso contiene le descrizioni e le cui molte scene tagliate, che verranno rimossi nelle versioni pubblicate: "Il sole bagnata [piazza] una luce di fuoco di grandi specchi, posti ai quattro angoli, essere preso a calci in un labirinto di colori . "" Una nube fu presto elevato al soffitto, nube nera attraversata da piccole chiazze incandescente. "" Sono preoccupato, ha detto. Ho sbagliato lasciare prima questa casa quando torno a casa, circondata da fiaccole sono spente ad una ad una. Cosa trovo adesso? Come vivere senza di I linea guida? Puoi dirmi qualcosa? "" Alcuni bambini, testa annerito carbone, rimosso la sabbia in cui sono stati sepolti, e cercando di raggiungere con piccole pietre bianche che traevano dalla tasca, insultarono nella loro lingua incomprensibile. "" Approfittando della tregua, i cani dal loro buco, come se fossero stati segretamente eccitato da un maestro, si precipitarono alla dormiente tirando loro link. Hanno cercato di destra, sinistra, poi scoprendo sotto le coperte, sono scivolato malamente, prima in piccolo, poi il grosso cane, come un gruppo vizioso di bambini. "" L'ebbrezza di stare insieme avendo perso più giovane li ha spinti nella propria casa come se avesse cessato di essere loro, e si gettò grida di veglia gli intrusi dalle loro case. "Ma questo manoscritto offre l'esegeta soprattutto dimostrative alcuni passaggi che forniscono chiarimenti sul significato della storia:" Fino a quando non è un modo indifferente per il passato e il futuro. Se si intende estendere un velo su quale approccio, se un collegamento tra, da repulsione reciproca, momenti di tempo separato risulta da qualcosa, qualcosa d'altro non è mostrato, tuttavia, che tale limite. "" Hanno cui nulla è stato proibito di parlare e che conosceva, si comportava come se la loro conoscenza fosse stato a rompere con la lingua. "" Il discepolo su questa ammissione, l'adorazione raddoppiata, si danno colpi che li trasformano in quello che può essere. In un primo momento l'inganno comune, correvano, uno da un mondo animale, l'altra ad un se stesso ribattuta uno schiavo. "" Volevano a ridere senza senso, sta torturando una bugia, ma, non avendo altra via di presentarsi come l'apoteosi, hanno perso di vista il loro reciproco desiderio di morte e beatamente apprezzato l' riposare. "Una chiave di lettura di questi cambiamenti addizione preziose che riflettono cambiamenti reali dell'autore. Se la più importante è, naturalmente, la scelta della prima persona nelle versioni successive, alcune varianti lessicali sono anche molto significativo. Così: «Offro lo spettacolo dei miei vizi" nel manoscritto e dattiloscritto 1935 diventa: "Offro lo spettacolo dei miei errori" nella versione pubblicata della stessa nel 1947 "Questo è un estratto dal discorso. la terza città "diventa" Questo è un estratto del discorso sul terzo allo Stato terzo "; "Un rumore (...) è stato un colpo tutta la città" diventa "è stato un colpo tutte le persone" e "... su un ponte di onomatopea" diventa "... un farneticante gateway." Infine, si tratta di una Blanchot lirica che rivela questa "improvvisa chiamata del linguaggio": "Aveva i capelli appendere queste ampie ali di velluto sono una promessa di trasformazione." "... Quando il sole getta la sua luce splende contro gli specchi ovunque, si fermò sopra la spianata e udì questa voce, privato misteriosamente le vocali e le consonanti, che annuncia la condivisione degli spazi" "Esclamazioni di: la folla è venuto e ha portato chiede un disagio immenso. "" Ha funzionato sul libro e morse i denti, come se avesse fatto insensibile, nonostante l'amarezza di quelle vecchie pagine. ". Col senno di poi Blanchot esitate a commentare, tuttavia, che questo testo prevede la terza volta e si prese cura di rivedere ancora una volta, a 50 anni dalla sua prima release. Tuttavia, porta alcuni pezzi di spiegazioni che rivelano l'importanza di questa piccola storia nella vita e l'opera di uno dei più misteriosi scrittori del ventesimo secolo: "L'ultima parola deve raccontare linea principale, come aventi invece, il naufragio totale, la narrazione in sé non può quindi essere conservato, e impossibile o assurdo, a meno che non dovrebbe pretendere profetico, annunciando un futuro in passato già lì o dicendo che ci sempre quando non c'è niente: o non portare nulla ed evitare l'annientamento che non può sfuggire al suo processo a lungo termine che viene rimasticare e l'eternità. " - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Document unique complet de 49 feuillets A4,dont 47 ronéotypés et 2 tapuscrits (soit 1 page de titre et 48 feuillets numérotés 1 à 47 dont une page 9 bis, les pages 19 et 46 sont tapuscrites), intitulé : Le Mythe d'Ulysse et comportant de très rares corrections manuscrites. Un léger manque en marge supérieure de la page de titre, et une trace de trombone en tête des pages, quelques pliures marginales. Exceptionnel tapuscrit de la première fiction de Maurice Blanchot, véritable « matrice » de Thomas le Solitaire et Thomas l'Obscur. Lorsqu'en 1941 paraît le premier roman de Maurice Blanchot, le jeune écrivain avait déjà achevé deux nouvelles qui ne paraîtront qu'en 1947, mais qui furent, selon ses dires, composées durant l'écriture de Thomas l'Obscur : Le Dernier Mot et L'Idylle. Si l'on soupçonnait depuis longtemps l'existence d'un texte antérieur à ces écrits et que l'on croyait perdu, ce n'est que très récemment que l'on découvrit l'existence du mythique premier roman intitulé Thomas le Solitaire, dont nous proposions en 2016 les manuscrit et tapuscrit originaux. Bien que très différent de la version qui sera publiée, Thomas le Solitaire apparaît cependant par son héros, par la trame générale de son histoire et par des pans entiers de sa narration, comme la version primitive de Thomas l'Obscur. Ce premier Thomas devenait ainsi à quelques rarissimes documents près la plus ancienne trace écrite de Maurice Blanchot. Pourtant, dans les archives de la fratrie, se trouvait aux côtés des manuscrits des deux Thomas un ronéotype non signé, intitulé Le Mythe d'Ulysse. Clairement contemporaine des deux romans (même papier, mêmes ratures tapuscrites sous forme de petites croix, même trace de trombone rouillé) cette nouvelle de 47 pages, se révèle, à la lecture, l'évidente origine fictionnelle de Thomas. S'inspirant d'Homère, ce récit met en scène le séjour d'Ulysse sur l'île de Calypso, tout juste évoqué dans L'Odyssée qui, relatant l'arrivée et le départ d'Ulysse de l'île, fait cependant l'économie des sept années passées par le héros chez la nymphe. Maurice Blanchot s'empare de la tristesse du héros décrite dans le chant V pour inventer une histoire d'amour entre la nymphe et le marin alimentée par les récits merveilleux de l'amant qui, pour sa part, sombre dans une mélancolie causée par le constat de la fragilité humaine et le désir d'atteindre à l'immortalité. Ainsi, à partir d'une histoire d'apparence radicalement différente, Maurice Blanchot aborde dans cette nouvelle les principaux thèmes de Thomas dont ce que nous nommerons la désincarnation du récit entraînant une relation à la mort entendue comme forme de vie pure sans l'obstacle du corps. Cette nécessité de soustraire la pensée aux limites du corps, si elle parcourt tout le roman publié, prend sa source dans ce récit mythologique à travers le désir d'Ulysse : « Je me sens faible et si borné, et cependant si curieux de tout ; à chacun de mes pas, je m'arrête et trouve fermé à moi-même, ne voyant clair que pour surprendre le désir d'aller plus loin et pour faire un pas encore qui me ramène au même lieu sans issue et au même désir. [...] Les dieux [...] m'ont enfermé dans un cercle si étroit que [je] le remplis tout entier et que seuls quelques sots y ont place ; là, j'ai reçu d'eux mille pouvoirs étincelants, les droits purs que rien n'offense et ne circonscrit, plus assurés de leur exercice même, mais dans ce lieu, ils ne sont pour moi qu'une incompréhensible dérision, mon art borné à soi-même s'y détruit et devient artifice et demain il y prendra un mortel aspect de déraison. C'est à lui qu'il faut m'arracher ou à ce cercle ; bête ou sage, non plus selon l'apparence dérisoire, mais l'incorruptible vérité, je ne pourrai avoir de repos qu'à ce prix. » (Le Mythe d'Ulysse p. 15-16) Ce qui est, au départ, un malaise imprécis (et incompris par la nymphe), prend forme au fil de la nouvelle : « même subtile, une enveloppe est une entrave pour l'esprit curieux » (M.U. p. 37), devient désir : « comment as-tu pu espérer, Calypso, mon bonheur, tant que j'en devrais le partage avec ce corps inerte » (M.U. p. 37), et crainte : « Il enviait moins les esprits déchargés par leur pureté de toute matière, et il craignait cette sensation étonnante d'une pensée n'ayant plus la conduite de son corps. » (M.U. p. 38) étonnamment, le souhait d'Ulysse demeure un échec, malgré la nature même du récit qui permet l'intrusion du fantastique et en dépit de l'intervention du dieu Protée, véritable source mythologique de cette réflexion Blanchotienne. « Protée : [...] Je ne me suis pas engagé dans ce corp [sic], il ne connait point ma profondeur, j'y viens en luttant, en me buttant au travers, comme un oiseau de nuit dans le jour ; j'y nais, j'y meurs, tout ensemble. » (M.U. p. 34) Ainsi, ce qui, dans le monde mythique d'Ulysse et Calypso, reste à l'état de désir : « ne plus le sentir à la fois vivant et mort près de moi, cela aussi serait une joie » (M.U. p. 33) s'accomplit dans le monde commun d'Anne et Thomas dotés jusque dans la version de 1950 de tous les pouvoirs de la nymphe immortelle et du dieu protéiforme : « Il était réellement mort et en même temps repoussé de la réalité de la mort. » (in Thomas l'Obscur, 1950, Gallimard, p. 40) « Elle changeait sans cesser d'être Anne. [...] Il la vit venir comme une araignée [...] dernière descendante d'une race fabuleuse. Elle marchait avec les huit énormes pattes comme sur deux jambes fines. » (T.O., 1950, p. 46-47) Véritable « matrice » thématique de Thomas, Le Mythe d'Ulysse donne naissance à quelques questions fondamentales développées dans Thomas comme dans toute l'

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        Inside The Whale. And Other Essays.

      London, Victor Gollancz Ltd. 1940. FIRST EDITION. 8vo., pp. 188. Elegantly bound in recent burgundy half morocco, gilt, with matching buckram sides. Contents clean, exterior fine. Literary essays discussing, amongst others, Charles Dickens, poetry and Henry Miller. A particularly scarce Orwell title, with no US equivalent edition; just 1000 copies were published of which 'several copies [were] destroyed in an air raid.'. Fenwick, G; George Orwell. A Bibliography [A.8a], (1998).

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        Men in Print, Essays in Literary Criticism [SIGNED by A.W. Lawrence]

      Golden Cockerel Press, 1940. Hardcover. Very Good. Number 262 of a limited edition of 500 copies. 58 pp. Bound by Sangorski and Suttcliffe in quarter-niger and beige linen boards. Spine slightly sunned, lightly rubbed at head and foot, some rippling to bottom margin and tiny spots of foxing on endpapers. Signed "A.W. Lawrence" under his name on the title page, and uncommon thus. Includes a short essay on James Elroy Flecker, a review of novels by D.H. Lawrence, a review of the short stories of H.G. Wells, a review of the works of Walter Savage Landor, and a criticism of Henry Williamson's Tarka the Otter with some remarks on the style of Doughty's Arabia Deserta.

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        Superb enormous photo signed in white ink on the black of his suit (Alfred, 1899-1980, Film Director)

      1940 - showing him in typical pose, looking enigmatically at the camera with a slightly twisted smile, 14" x 11", no place, no date, c.

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        Why England Slept

      Hutchinson, 1940 A first edition, first printing published by Hutchinson in 1940. The 1940 1st British edition of JFK.s first published book, his senior thesis at Harvard, analyzing England's decision to resist Hitler when it did (rather than even earlier). The book is good+ in its red cloth, with light staining and spotting at the panels and along the spine. Plus bibliography and publisher's ads. In a good+/very good unclipped wrapper with some light chipping to the spine tips and corners. Some wear and tear to the edges.

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        LES FLEURS DU MAL and FLOWERS OF EVIL

      Paris: Limited Editions Club, 1940. Hardcover. Tape-repaired tear to one page of the notes at the rear of the English volume. The French volume is shaken and has tape repairs to the spine. Each volume is internally Fine. Very Good in a Fine example of the scarce slipcase. Auguste Rodin and Jacob Epstein. Two volumes, one in the original French (7" x 9") bound in light blue wraps with glassine wrapper and the other with English translations by various hands (6-3/4" x 11- 1/2") bound in full burgundy cloth with gilt lettering. The definitive edition of the original French text with illustrations by Auguste Rodin reproduced from the copy of the book Rodin illustrated for Paul Gallimard. The English edition printed at the Fanfare Press. Edited, with an introduction and notes, by James Laver. Illustrated with 24 drawings by Jacob Epstein printed from the lithographic stone by Mourlot in Paris. Of a total of 1500 numbered but unsigned copies, each volume of this copy is not numbered (in place of the number is written in ink "Office Copy") and bears the Club's blindstamp stating it is one of 15 presentation copies. This title was delayed seven years in shipment because of World War II with members not receiving the book until 1947. The books were stored under great hazard during the Nazi occupation and could not be finished until the war in Europe had concluded.

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