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        Ox-Bow Incident

      1940. First Edition . CLARK, Walter Van Tilburg. The Ox-Bow Incident. New York: Random House, (1940). Octavo, original cream cloth, original dust jacket. $1500.First edition, of ClarkÂ’s critically acclaimed first novel, basis for the Oscar-nominated film starring Henry Fonda.Though born in Maine, Walter Van Tilburg Clark was strongly inspired by the West. It was there he found the ""theme and setting for all of his best works."" His first novel's tale of a mob that mistakenly lynches three innocent men ""established his reputation as the premiere literary figure of the West"" (Waldrep, Lynching in America, 180). Recognized as an American classic, it vividly ""expressed Clark's moral values directly: he believed in justice, courage, and freedom and that all people have a responsibility to defend them"" (ANB). To the New York Times, The Ox-Bow Incident was ""what you might call a masterpiece,"" and Wallace Stegner placed Walter Van Tilburg Clark ""on the permanent shelf"" of great American writers. Adapted to film in 1943, the Oscar-nominated movie starred Henry Fonda and Anthony Quinn. ""First printing"" stated on copyright page. Yaakov & Greenfieldt, 126. Lamar, 221. Book fine; only light edge-wear, small closed tear to rear panel of bright near-fine price-clipped dust jacket.

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        Fifi

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1940. Picotiral boards with wear to bottom edges, tiny chip from top of spine; dust jacket with abrasions to rear panel, small edge chips and a 3" x 2" triangle from rear panel. The story of a little poodle in Uganda who is kidnapped by natives but rescued just in time. Despite racial stereotypes, an amusing story with fabulous color artwork. An early and rare Bemelmans title, first and supposedly only edition of the book. Pomerance A12. . First Edition. Near Fine/Good. Folio.

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        La Chartreuse de Bèche aux bords du lac de Thoune et ses environs : campagne appartenante à S. E. Mr. le comte de Mulinen. Avoyer de Berne, et ancien Président de la Diéte fédérale de la Suisse. ( Die Karthause zu Beche am Ufer des Thuner Sees und seine Umgebung.)

      Quer Folio. 27 x 38 cm. 10 Blatt. Avec 8 vues lithographies de E. Ph. Sixtus. ( une en copie). Mit 8 Tafeln, davon eine in Kopie. Das Werk besteht aus folgenden Blättern: Titelblatt - Le banc du Troubadour dans le bois de la Chartreuse - Le dieu Balder our Belenus, ancien monument celtique... - STANZEN die Geschichte der Karthaus zue Beche... 6 Strophen - Vue de la Chartreuse du côté du couchant im Formatt 20 x 26 cm. - Vue de la Chartreuse du côte du Lévant. - Vue de l'Aar et de Scherzlingen prise depuis la Chartreuse - Vue prise dans le bois de la Chartreuse du côte de Thoune - Vue prise à l'entrée du bois de la Chartreuse sur le Lace et le Stokhorn - La Cascade de la Kohleren derriere le bois de la Chartreuse. ( In Kopie) Neuer Umschlag. Die einzelnen Blätter sind konservatorisch gereinigt worden. Sehr seltene Folge in kleinster Auflage erschienen, laut KVK nur in zwei Schweizer Bibliotheken, Bern und Zürich.Der Schulthess von Mülinen veranstaltete einen Wettbewerb für ein Gedicht mit sechs Strophen. Die Urheberschaft der sechs Strophen geht auf Ludwig Wilhelm Wurstemberger zurück, einen Berner Patrizier und Mitglied des Großen Rats. Die sechs Strophen sind komplett abgedruckt, die erste Strophe lautet wie folgt: Der Sänger von Strättlingen baute dies Haus, die Stammburg ist jenseits zu schauen. Gar rühmlich erbrobet in Minne und Straus, Willkommen bey Rittern und Frauen.Er hielt ein grosses auf Lieder und Wein, Sah muthig in's stürmische Leben hinein.Sixtus war ein Künstler und Lithograph, aus Deutschland. siehe H. Türler, in: Schweizerisches Künstler-Lexikon, 3. Bd.(Frauenfeld1913), S. 166. Alle genannten Quellen beziehen sich auf Keller, Gustav in: Historisches Museum Schloss Thun, Jahresbericht 1940, Seite 17 folgend, insbesondere Seite 36.

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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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        The Elephant Is White

      Farrar and Rinehart, New York 1940 - 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. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store ]
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        Somebody On The Phone

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

      [Bookseller: Idlegeniusbooks]
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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]

      [Bookseller: MARIE BOTTINI, BOOKSELLER]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Barbara Mader - Children's Books]
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        THE POWER AND THE GLORY

      London: Heinemann 1940 - First edition, second impression (same month as first). Identical to the first printing (including the price of '8s. 3d. net' to the front flap corner) save for the publication note to the copyright page and the text to the front flap of the wrapper. Very good (a few small bumps; previous owner's name to pastedown; light stain to lower margins of endpapers) in dust-wrapper (some tanning and marking including stains to lower margins of flaps; chipping to spine ends; tiny paper repair to mid spine). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mark Sutcliffe, Ltd., P.B.F.A.]
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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."

      [Bookseller: SOLSTICES Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: First Place Books]
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        The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

      Houghton and Mifflin, Boston 1940 - First edition copy, oatmeal cloth with brown letters, red topstain. Tape ghosts and soil to board edges. Dark offset lines to endpages and title page. Unclipped jacket in mylar has black band to edge which is deteriorating and offsets to board edges. Summer's Lease on rear flap. Closed tear to spine head, chipping, creasing. Second printing, no date to title page. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: curtis paul books, inc.]
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