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        The Science of Love: A Study in the Teachings of Therese of Lisieux. Original First Edition

      Hongkong: Catholic Truth Society, 1941 - First edition, first prnting. Small octavo, 22.2*14.3cm, 6+x+48p. A rare first edition by Dr. Wu, one of China's best scholars. A great Catholic Lay Apostle, he became great friends with Father Meeus, a missionary to China. There are several newspaper clippings included about Dr. Wu and Father Meeus in 1940s. Inside of front cover is a fine bookplate of the previous owner, Patricia Lorraine Vogel. Opposite that is a note signed by Father Meeus. On title page is another inscription. A little bit of discolor and damage at the bottom of the binding, but not noticeable from the front. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chinese Art Books]
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        Walt Disney's Story of The Reluctant Dragon

      New York: Garden City Publishing Company, (1941). First edition, first printing.. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. Thin 4to. Illustrated in color and black and white throughout. Publisher's cloth spine, pictorial boards, pictorial endpapers. Based on a story from Kenneth Grahame's 'Dream Days'. This is a fine, bright copy with only the barest trace of wear along the edges. Very scarce in this condition. The dustwrapper has a little roughness along the edges and some light soil but is in near fine condition, and also scarce in this condition. It is not clipped. The nicest copy of this title we have seen.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        The Living and The Dead.

      New York: The Viking Press,, 1941. Octavo. Original pink cloth, titles to spine black on gilt, top edge purple. With the dust jacket designed by E. McKnight Kauffer. Spine gently rolled, a little minor foxing to edges, internally fine. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed and toned jacket, with short closed tear to head and foot of panels, and to foot of joints of flaps, tape repairs to verso and a few nicks to extremities. First edition, first printing, of the author's second novel. Uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Vilna Rabbis Call On World Jews; "Make Good Our Tears . . . Smash Hitler" . .

      Jewish People's Committee of Los Angeles, Los Angeles 1941 - Broadsheet, printed on both sides of single leaf, 9-1/4 X 12-1/4 inches. Rare bilingual broadsheet appeal to the Jewish community, printed in English and Hebrew, and quoting the statement from the Vilna Rabbincal Council, sent to the world August 26, 1941 via Moscow, begging for help after the nazi invasion, and praising the Russian Red Army and "our redeemer, Joseph Stalin." This sheet is slightly larger than one printed by the Daily Worker in New York, of which OCLC locates only a single copy. The summer of 1941 saw the mass executions of Lithuanian Jews by German einsatzkommano forces. This appeal emerged in the midst of the horror, and months before the U.S. entry into the war.

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        Humphrey Bogart, Hollywood Actor Vintage Studio B/W Photograph of him in suit & Bowtie Smoking wearing Ring , SIGNED in Blue Ink Humphrey Bogart, with HER 176 btm left of Photo Printed

      1941. Signed Photo Approx 5 X 7 inches, SIGNATURE GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC, NearFine- Condition with light rub, wear Scuff & tiny residue on Margins Front, This is printed on Fotochrome-x studio paper which establishes some age to the photo, SIGNED B/W PHOTOGRAPH. Signed by Author. Unbound. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        Boys in the Back Room, The

      Colt Press, San Francisco 1941 - First Edition, limited to 100 copies printed on special paper and signed by the author May 1941. This is copy number 35. Near Fine, with corners bumped, as issued with no dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Autograph letter signed ("E. Waugh").

      Combe Florey House, Combe Florey, Nr. Taunton, 11 Sept. (no year). - 8vo. 1 p. To Hugh Heckstall-Smith: "Yes Spencer was my informant [.] His suicide, I now remember, was autumn 1941 at Hayling Island. I knew him only as a Marine but saw quite a lot of him. He was a keen officer but full of frustrated ambitions (I thought). As far as I know he was in no disciplinary trouble & his death came as a surprise to all in the Corps. I suspected him of Communist sympathies, perhaps quite wrongly [.]". Continuing, Waugh refers to J. F. Roxburgh, adding: "Did J. F. not appoint his own Masters? At Lancing they were chosen from the most suitable of the assistant Masters. J. F. never had any sexual or romantic interest in me [.] Looking back I see J. F. as a show-man in the best sense. Great style, but a dangerous model for the young. I hear his trusty tones in many voices [.]". - Waugh drew on Heckstall-Smith's autobiography "Doubtful Schoolmaster" for his biography "Roxburgh of Stowe". - Content letters of the author of "Brideshead Revisited" are quite scarce. - On headed paper; minor rust stains and staple holes at top left corner, otherwise in very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Island of Fu Manchu

      London: Cassell, 1941 First edition first printing of the tenth novel in the Dr. Fu Manchu series. Light edge wear. Earlier owner tape re enforced the folds and the top and bottom edges of the dust jacket on the back side. Unfortunately the tape has turned yellow and stain the back side of the dust jacket. The rear panel of the dust jacket has a one inch circle light stain. Two earlier owners small signatures on the first free end page. In very good / very good condition.

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        Apollo Chorine" Signed and Numbered Limited Edition Color Lithograph from "Harlem as seen by Hirschfeld"

      n.p., [1941]. 9" x 12". "Lithograph Signed ""Hirschfeld 6/50"" in pencil. Color, 9"" x 12"". ""Apollo Chorine"" Limited Edition signed and numbered by the artist. One of the illustrations from Hirschfeld's Harlem as seen by Hirschfeld, text by William Saroyan, published December 7, 1941. This is one of the high-quality lithographs created to be part of a set of the plates in portfolio. Fine condition.Many of the Hirschfeld images in Harlem have become iconic representations of the African-American experience in the 1930s and are considered by many to be the artist's best work. Just before he died at age 99 in 2003, Hirschfeld wrote: ""I have lived almost my whole life on the outskirts of Harlem … Harlem was as familiar and as accessible to me as the blocks around your house are to you, or the fields around your homestead, or the ice floes around your igloo."" He had the entire set of his Harlem lithographs framed on the hallway wall leading to his studio.Just before he died at age 99 in 2003, Hirschfeld wrote: ""I have lived almost my whole life on the outskirts of Harlem … Harlem was as familiar and as accessible to me as the blocks around your house are to you, or the fields around your homestead, or the ice floes around your igloo."" He had the entire set of his ""Harlem"" lithographs framed on the hallway wall leading to his studio."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Margaret Mitchell Signed Letters.

      Two letters signed in full by Margaret Mitchell, author on the classic Gone With the Wind. Both letters addressed to Rear Admiral Edward J. Marquart and his wife, one dated December 26, 1941, the other December 19, 1942, each with their original envelopes; both letters refer to the commissioning of the U.S.S. Atlanta. The U.S.S. Atlanta was commissioned at the New York Navy Yard in Brooklyn on 24 December 1941. In the second letter, Mitchell says, in part, "My trip through the Navy Yard was a heartening affair and, during this past year when I have sometimes heard people talking in depressed fashion of how far behind the enemy America's production is, I have risen up and stated, 'If you could have seen what I saw at Brooklyn you would have no fears for our future victory."

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        Amanda

      New York: WIlliam Morrow and Company, 1941. First edition.. Hardcover. Fine/Very good. Illustrated by the author.. Thin folio. (40)pp. Beige textured paper over boards printed in dark brown on the spine and the upper board. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrated throughout by Wolo in monochrome and occasionally full color. One board edge bumped else this is a fine copy. The dustwrapper is rough along the edges (especially the spine tips and folds) and is rubbed at the folds, else it is in very good condition. It is price-clipped. Inscribed by Wolo on the page facing the title page. Not only inscribed, but with original full color art of Sir Archibald reading and wishing best wishes "To Maxine...from all of us animals and Wolo." Wolo (Baron Wolff von Falkenstein) was a refugee form Nazi Germany who took up residence in San Francisco where he worked for the Chronicle and developed his superb artistic ability.

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        Coastal Artillery Battery Journal with Real Photo Postcards

      Camp Hulen Tx, Hampton Roads Va, and Louisiana 1941 - 8vo. The journal's binding is sound although slightly cocked and with cracked hinges. Clean pages with legible entries. Cover has some edge wear. 16 Real Photo Postcards of the 211th in Texas and Louisiana accompany the journal. Lt. Howard's journal spans the entire year during which he and his unit, F Battery of the 211th (Massachusetts) Coastal Artillery Regiment (Anti-Aircraft) underwent training at Camp Hulen (a major Coastal Artillery training base) and Hampton Roads, as well as his unit's participation in the famous Louisiana Maneuvers. It concludes with entries regarding the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the 211th's immediate deployment by rail to California where it manned positions defending San Francisco and Oakland. Two months of entries, August and September, describe the Louisiana Maneuvers where over 400,000 soldiers tested emerging doctrine, tactics, organizations, and equipment in preparation to fight the German Army if necessary. Many of Howard's comments reflect the frustrations of a company-level commander in an underfunded peacetime army just beginning to gear up for war, and they focus on facilities, colonels and generals, dressings-down, weapons systems, maintaining discipline, training, epidemics, bureaucracy, mud, and more. At one point he declares, "Boy, if Hitler comes here we will beat him to death with signs and paperwork. We have little else." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Thomas l'obscur

      Gallimard, 1941. - Gallimard, Paris 1941, 14x20,5cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una copia del servizio stampa. Autografo bello e prezioso firmata dall'autore Gaston Gallimard: "Noi non fermerà le tavole di felice da quando è morto (Charles Cros) / A Gaston Gallimard, questo libro inteso escludere qualsiasi giocatore.». Due strappi restaurati testa leggermente indietro irradiato, un piccolo graffio nella parte superiore del primo piatto, ingiallito marginalmente in alcune pagine, come la carta di solito. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Précieux et bel envoi autographe signé de Maurice Blanchot à Gaston Gallimard sur la première garde : "On ne s'arrête plus aux tables des heureux, puisqu'on est mort. (Charles Cros) / A Gaston Gallimard, ce livre destiné à écarter tout lecteur." Deux accrocs restaurés en tête du dos légèrement insolé, une infime éraflure en tête du premier plat, papier jauni marginalement sur certaines pages comme généralement, première garde restaurée comportant, en pied, un petit manque.

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        Between the Acts

      London: The Hogarth Press,, 1941. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket designed by Vanessa Bell. Bookseller's ticket to front free endpaper. Spine a little faded, a little faint foxing to edges of text block, an excellent copy in the jacket with extremities a little rubbed and nicked. First edition, first impression.

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        [ONE OF THE FIRST ANTI-NAZI CARICATURES OF THE WWII] Ogonyok [i.e. The Twinkle]

      Moscow. No.18. 25 of June 1941. 24 pp. 32x25 cm. Original illustrated wrappers. Good condition. This issue of 'Ogonyok' was the first one printed after Germany began the war against Soviet Union on the 22 of June 1941. Boris Efimov's iconic caricatures on the front wrapper (a Soviet soldier slaughtering Nazi pig). Other caricatures by Efimov on pages of this issue. They were among the first ones created in this context. On p.1 of the issue the proclamation by Molotov is printed - it's a print version of the speech he made on 22 of June about the start of the war against Nazi Germany.

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        Coastal Artillery Battery Journal with Real Photo Postcards

      Camp Hulen Tx, Hampton Roads Va, and Louisiana, 1941. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo. The journal's binding is sound although slightly cocked and with cracked hinges. Clean pages with legible entries. Cover has some edge wear. 16 Real Photo Postcards of the 211th in Texas and Louisiana accompany the journal. Lt. Howard's journal spans the entire year during which he and his unit, F Battery of the 211th (Massachusetts) Coastal Artillery Regiment (Anti-Aircraft) underwent training at Camp Hulen (a major Coastal Artillery training base) and Hampton Roads, as well as his unit's participation in the famous Louisiana Maneuvers. It concludes with entries regarding the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the 211th's immediate deployment by rail to California where it manned positions defending San Francisco and Oakland. Two months of entries, August and September, describe the Louisiana Maneuvers where over 400,000 soldiers tested emerging doctrine, tactics, organizations, and equipment in preparation to fight the German Army if necessary. Many of Howard's comments reflect the frustrations of a company-level commander in an underfunded peacetime army just beginning to gear up for war, and they focus on facilities, colonels and generals, dressings-down, weapons systems, maintaining discipline, training, epidemics, bureaucracy, mud, and more. At one point he declares, "Boy, if Hitler comes here we will beat him to death with signs and paperwork. We have little else."

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        LA SAINTE BIBLE - TRADUCTION NOUVELLE D'APRES LES MEILLEURS TEXTES AVEC INTRODUCTIONS ET NOTES - EN 3 VOLUMES : TOME I : LA LOI + VOLUME 2 : LE NOUVEAU TESTAMENT + TOME III : LES ECRITS.

      1941. SOCIETE BIBLIQUE DE PARIS. 1941 - 1928 - 1947. In - Folio.Carré. Relié demi - cuir. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais. (XXX + 290 Pages + 1 carte noir et blanc depliante en fin de volume) + ( VIII + 440 pages - texte sur 2 colonnes) + (XXXIII + 531 pages) / - Contre - plats jaspés - Dos à 5 nerfs - Titres, tomaison et reliure signés dorés au dos - 1 etiquette collée en coiffe en pied pour chacun des volumes.

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        Gattenwahl zu ehelichem Glück und erblicher Ertüchtigung

      München / Berlin, J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1941. Vollständige Ausgabe im original Verlagseinband (grünes Ganzleinen / Leinen / OLn / Ln im Format 8vo 20,4 x 14,4 cm) mit Rücken- und dekoriertem Deckeltitel. 171 Seiten, Schrift: Fraktur, mit Namens- und Sachverzeichnis. Der Verfasser war Professor für Rassenkunde, Völkerbiologie und Ländliche Soziologie an der Universität Freiburg im Breisgau. - Aus dem Inhalt: Vorwort - Einleitung: Verkehrte Gattenwahl als eine der Hauptursachen neuzeitlicher Ehezerrüttung / Die neuzeitliche Zerrüttung der Ehe und Familie / Die Ehescheidungen / Gattenwahl als Vorgang der Siebung und Auslese / Wunschbilder der Gattenwahl) -Gattenwahl zu ehelichem Glück (Heiratsalter und Altersunterschied zwischen Mann und Frau / Volksschicht und Stand, Lebenshöhe und Ebenburt / Die Leibesschönheit: lebensgesetzliche Bedeutung der Leibesschönheit, Wirkung und Schulung eines Sinnes für Leibesschönheit, Leibesschönheit als Kennzeichen eines Wunschbildes der Gattenwahl / Verwirrende Einflüsse: Verliebtheit, romantische Liebe, übereilte Bindung, städtisches Leben, Zusammenschulung der beiden Geschlechter, Elternhaus, Zwiespalt im geschlechtlichen Empfinden, männische Männer, selbstlose Frauen, Widerspruch zweier Wunschbilder, Glaubensverschiedenheit, Fömmelei) / Die gegenseitige Ergänzung von Mann und Frau (Gegensätze Ungleichheiten, verschiedene Ergänzungslehren, Vermeidung ergänzungswidriger Verbindungen, Ergänzung und Ebenburt) / Das Auslesevorbild vom tüchtigen, edlen und schönen Menschen / Eine Aufgabe für Unterricht, Dichtung und Bildende Kunst / Die Mädchen- und Frauengestalten in Shakespeares Werken / Die gesunde Auffassung der Geschlechtsliebe bei Shakespeare / Menschen, die nicht heiraten sollen (Geschlechtskranke, gleichgeschlechtlich veranlagte Menschen; Menschen die in der Ehe ein Heilmittel suchen; Menschen, deren geschlechtliches Empfinden zwiespältig oder grob-sinnlich ist; unmütterliche Frauen, seelische Landstreicher; Gelehrte, Weltverbesserer, Verbildete, Hysterische, Unverträgliche, Überfeinerte, Überempfindliche; Erblich-Minderwertige) / Menschen, die man mit Vorsicht betrachten, und Menschen, die man besser nicht heiraten soll (Geschlechtskrankheiten, Rachitis, Zuckerkrankheit, schwere Stoffwechselkrankheiten, Frauenrechtlerinnen, unweibliche Frauen, eigenbezügliche Menschen, gewisse Künstler und Künstlerinnen; Männer, die als Erfolgreiche schnell aufgestiegen sind; Minderwertige und gemeinschaftswidrige Menschen; Menschen mit ansteckenden Krankheiten; übermäßig verschlossene, spröde und schwierige Menschen; Menschen, die sich als unverstanden erscheinen; geistig und seelisch kranke Menschen; Plänemacher, Schwindler; schwachsinnige Mädchen) - Gattenwahl zu erblicher Ertüchtigung. Die Anwendung der Erblehre auf Siebung und Auslese der Menschen (Vermeidung von Heiraten mit erblich-minderwertigen Menschen / Erbkundliche Beurteilung von Familien und Einzelmenschen / Abschätzung des durchschnittlichen Erbwertes einer Familie / Heirat mit Erbinnen / Verwandtenheirat / Vermeidung der Heirat erbkranker Menschen in erbgesunden Familien) / Austausch von Gesundheitszeugnissen vor der Verlobung - Namensverzeichnis - Sachverzeichnis. - Behandelt werden Themen wie z.B.: mögliche Gefahren der Verwandtenheirat, Eheschließung mit biologisch / seelisch Minderwertigen, verkehrte Gattenwahl, Hauptursachen neuzeitlicher Ehezerrüttung, Zerrüttung der Ehe und Familie, Ursachen der Ehescheidungen,Gattenwahl als Vorgang der Siebung und Auslese, Gattenwahl-Wunschbilder, eheliches Glück, Heiratsalter, Altersunterschied zwischen Mann und Frau, Volksschicht und Stand, Lebenshöhe, Ebenburt, Ebenbürtigkeit, lebensgesetzliche Bedeutung der Leibesschönheit, Verliebtheit als Irrweg in eine Ehe, rassisch / erbbilogisch bedingte Mißheirat, romantische Liebe, übereilte Bindung, Zusammenschulung der beiden Geschlechter, männische Männer, selbstlose Frauen, Glaubensverschiedenheit, Frömmelei, gegenseitige Ergänzung von Mann und Frau, Vermeidung ergänzungswidriger Verbindungen, das Auslesevorbild vom tüchtigen, edlen und schönen Menschen, Mädchen- und Frauengestalten bei Shakespeare, gesunde Auffassung der Geschlechtsliebe bei Shakespeare; Menschen, die nicht heiraten sollen; unmütterliche Frauen, seelische Landstreicher, Stubengelehrte, Weltverbesserer, Verbildete, Hysterische, Unverträgliche, Überfeinerte, Überempfindliche, Erblich-Minderwertige, Ehewarnung vor Frauenrechtlerinnen und unweiblichen Frauen, spröde und schwierige Menschen, Plänemacher, Schwindler, schwachsinnige Mädchen, Wunsch der Erbgesundheitslehre nach Frühheirat der erblich wertvolleren Jugend, körperliche Schönheit: Anzeichen einer gesunden und edlen Veranlagung, Heirat aus wirrer Verliebtheit, Lenkung der Gattenwahl auf ein völkisches Auslesevorbild, ausgeprägte Vorliebe der Indogermanen für Leibesschönheit, Erziehung zur aufartenden Gattenwahl, Leibesschönheit und seelische Vortrefflichkeit, Lenkung der Gattenwahl, Ziel: glückliche Ehen Erblich-Hochwertiger, Ausleserichtung eines Volkes, Bewahrung der Auslesehöhe bei den Indogermanen, Zeugungsvorsprung der erblich Minderwertigen in Spätzeiten der Völker, Körperschönheit als Anzeichen wertvoller Erbanlagen, völkische Lebensordnung mit ihrem Vorbild des schönen und edlen Menschen, Gattenwahl zu erblicher Ertüchtigung, Anwendung der Erblehre auf Siebung und Auslese der Menschen, Vermeidung von Heiraten mit erblich-minderwertigen Menschen, erbkundliche Beurteilung von Familien und Einzelmenschen, Erbwert einer Familie, Heirat mit reichen Erbinnen, Vermeidung der Heirat erbkranker Menschen in erbgesunde Familien, Austausch von Gesundheitszeugnissen vor der Verlobung, Warnung vor Ehe mit Geisteskranken und Psychopathen, inkaufzunehmende Erbemängel der Überfeinerten, usw. - Mit zeittypischen Ausführungen wie z.B.: \"Eingehende Erwägungen über Ehetauglichkeit, Siebung, Auslese und Vererbung finden sich besonders in den Werken des lange verkannten Johann Peter Frank, besonders in dem \"System einer vollständigen medizinischen Polizey\" von 1788. Frank verlangte eine eidesstattliche Versicherung der beiden Verlobten vor einer Behörde, daß sie von ansteckenden und erblichen Krankheiten frei seien; er verlangte eine staatliche Förderung der Heirat wohlgearteter Menschen mit miteinander und ein Eheverbot für missgeschaffene Menschen: \"Das Heiraten der gänzlich ausgearteten, zwergartigen, sehr krüppelhaft verstellten Menschen darf nie gestattet werden; hingegen soll man darauf sehen, daß schöne, mit starken, wohl gebauten und gesundem Körper prangende Menschen im Eheschließung mit ihresgleichen unterstützt werden. Die Kindererzeugung ist die erste Absicht der Ehe\" / \"Gegenüber der Anweisung an Erblich-Minderwertige, lieber ledig zu bleiben, muss aber Vorsicht empfohlen werden: Menschen, die leichte Erbmängel bei sich feststellen, sollten sich noch nicht deshalb zu den Erblich-Minderwertigen rechnen. Sonst wird es leicht dahin kommen, daß Kluge und Gewissenhafte, die am meisten befähigt sind, die Folgen unerwünschter Fortpflanzung für das Gesamtwurf zu bedenken, auf Nachkommenschaft verzichteten, was umso bedenklicher wäre, als doch die minder klugen und minder gewissenhaften Menschen, besonders diejenigen schmarotzerischer Veranlagung, die mit staatlichen Beihilfen rechnen, unbekümmert heiraten und Kinder zeugen\" - 21.-30.Tsd in sehr guter Erhaltung (Stempel auf Nachsatz, sonst sehr gut) Versand D: 5,90 EUR Rassen- und Gesellschaftsbiologie, Familienpolitik, Sexualität, Familienplanung, Eheratgeber, Ratgeber für Eheschließung, Eheberatung auf rassischer / biologischer Grundlage, deutsche Menschen vor der Eheschließung, richtige Partnerwahl, neue Sexualmoral, der liberale Gedanke vom Menschenrecht auf Verheiratung und leibliche Nachkommen, Verführung Weiblicher durch Weibliche: ebenfalls eine Schädigung des Anlagebestands eines Volkes, der jüdische \"Sexualforscher\" Magnus Hirschfeld, unmütterlich veranlagte Frauen, seelische Landstreicher und verbohrte Einzelgänger: eheuntauglich, Internationale Gesellschaft für Rassenhygiene, Durchbruch der völkischen Gedankenwelt durch den Sieg des Nationalsozialismus, keine Fortpflanzung für minderwertige und gemeinschaftsfeindliche Menschen, Frauenrechtlerinnen, Ausschließung der Behinderten und Verkrüppelten und sonst Mißgestalteten von der Fortpflanzung, der Rassenhygieniker Johann Peter Frank, Ehevermittlungsstelle für Unfruchtbare und Erbkranken in Dresden-A., Bund Kinderland / Bad Doberan: Vermittlungsstelle für Annahme erbtüchtiger Kinder vorwiegend nordischer Rasse, NS.-Schrifttum, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut

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        ABC GEM BOX. A Display of Skill in Typography.

      Kurt H. Volk, Inc., New York 1941 - A collection of 27 typographic designs. Contains each letter of the alphabet. Additionally, the title page contains an illustration of the letters K, H and V combined. There is an extra illustration of the letter Z included. The original decorative clamshell box is moderately darkened, with chipping at the hinges, and rubbing at the extremities. The box remains intact and functional. The contents of the box (illustrations) are in about fine condition, with minimal browning to the title page and the back of the extra Z illustration. Limited to 500 copies printed. First and only edition. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        JEWS IN NAZI EUROPE, FEBRUARY 1933 TO NOVEMBER 1941: A STUDY PREPARED BY THE INSTITUTE OF JEWISH AFFAIRS, SUBMITTED TO THE INTER-AMERICAN JEWISH CONFERENCE, NOVEMBER 23-24-25, 1941, BALTIMORE, MD.

      New York, Institute Of Jewish Affairs. ; American Jewish Congress. ; Inter-American Jewish Conference, 1941. 1st edition, Later cloth with original wrappers bound in, 4to, approximately 200 leaves. 28 1/2cm. "Published ... Under the auspices of the American Jewish congress. "-- Foreword. Collection of detailed reports on the Jewish persuctions as of late 1941 throughout Europe, and organized by region, with anecdotal as well as statistical evidence and sources cited. The report came out just 2 months before the notorious Wansee Conference where German extermination policy became official, and the reports here, in detail and in in broad brush stroakes, reflect the quickly deteriorating situation for Jews under German occupation. For example from the Polish section: ?We must declare at the very outset that words are powerless to portray the agony and suffering of Polish Jewry in the 80 days of Germany role. The hell-like reality of the Polish Jews, a hell-like reality which has already lasted more than 80o days, and where literally every minute, every second demands Jewish victims, without a stop, without any interruption, and the hand of the torturer and murderer, the robber and offender is still unwearied, --this reality is not to he described in words. Let the reader multiply what is described tenfold, twentyfold, and he will perhaps come near to an idea of the life of our brothers under the German lash? (p. POL-9) Sections include: Greater Germany, Rumania, Hungary, Italy, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, Luxemburg, Holland, France, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Greece, Finland, Nazi-Soviet War Area, Refugees, Relief, & Conclusions. ?Prepared by the Institute of Jewish Affairs ; submitted to the Inter-American Jewish Conference, November 23-24-25, 1941, Baltimore, Md. ? Includes refugee and relief activity at conclusion, and 2 pages of corrections and addenda at rear. Even at this date, of course, the nature of the what was to be the total devastation was not yet clear. Very Good Condition. Rare. With original hole punches, as issued. Ex-library, but only one stamp on original pages, to blank rear of title page. Other markings are only to later-added endpapers and binding, not to any original pages, Very Good Condition thus. An important collection of evidence from the period. (Holo2-120-27)

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        VOCATIONAL TRAINING COURSES OF THE JEWISH COMMUNITY IN WARSAW AUGUST 1940-MAY 1941.

      New York; American ORT Federation, 1941. Original Wraps. 4to. 11 pages. 28 cm. First edition. Typewritten copy. Detailed report on the re-establishment of vocational training courses in ORT facilities in Warsaw, discontinued during the siege of Warsaw (as the Ort Building on Dluga street was destroyed) , with no classes functioning during the 1939-40 school year, but renewed, with saved equipment and machinery moved to ORT Quarters at Zabia and Stawski. The renewed courses, until May 1941, consisted of 2, 500 pupils; the enlargement of courses offered, the programs, results, conditions for development, plans for new courses, statistics of the artisan courses, office work courses, agricultural courses, and housekeeping courses are given in detail. A section entitled Cooperation with ORT, concerning relations with the Jewish Council, and the self-financing of ORT towards its courses was negotiated. Subjects: Jews - Poland - Warsaw. Vocational education - Poland - Warsaw. World ORT Union - Reports. OCLC lists one copy (NYPL) . Light wear to edges, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (HOLO2-113-27)

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        Collection of 62 Original WWII Photographs of Normandy and Jewish Refugees in Holland.

      62 original large-format silver gelatin prints from WWII, some press photographs, including 11 of the arrival of the Allied forces in Normandy, 9 of those with typed captions in English to verso describing the various types of landing craft and handwritten captions in Dutch, three stamped "H. van Amstel, Murmerwoude", along with additional photographs depicting the Jewish quarter of Amsterdam and the deportation of the Jews, soldiers and officers, Adolf Hitler, Queen Wilhelmina, destruction, and street scenes. Overall very good condition, almost all with tack holes to corners, one Normandy photograph with one-inch tear to bottom and significant creasing. 5 photographs 9 3/8" x 11 3/4", 9 Normandy photographs 11 7/8" x 14 7/8", all others 11 3/4" x 15 3/4". Loose as issued, many printed on Agfa photographic paper, housed in stiff cardboard portfolio with black grosgrain ribbon ties and typed label affixed to the front cover which reads "Originele Foto's, van D. Day Normandie, 6/6/44". N.p. (primarily Amsterdam and Normandy) circa 1941-44.

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        L'HOMME ET DIEU

      1941. LES LIVRES NOUVEAUX. 1941. In-12.Carré. Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos fané. Intérieur frais. 386 pages. Bandes de papier kraft collées en bordure des plats. Tampons de bibliothèque.

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        La Légion. Revue Mensuelle illustrée publiée par la Légion Française des Combattants (30 Numéros du Numéro 1 de Juin 1941 au Numéro 31 de Décembre 1943 - Manque le seul n°3)

      Légion Française des Combattants, 1941. 30 numéros in - 4 br., Légion Française des Combattants, 1941 - 1943 Rare ensemble quasi - suivi de la revue "La Légion", avec la rare tête de série de 1941 (sauf le n°3 et le n°7, mais avec un gros numéro spécial de décembre 1941 - Janvier 1942). Etat très satisfaisant (couv. lég. frottée, couv. des n° 27 et 29 salies, bon intérieur). Prix du lot pour cette importante série. Français

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        Ololê. Journal illustré des petits bretons. Ensemble de 79 numéros de 1941 à 1944

      Editions du Léon, 1941. - Editions du Léon, Landerneau 1941 - 1944, 28x38cm ou 19x28cm, 79 numéros en feuilles. - Numeri Edition originale.Ensemble 79 anni nel 1941 (No. 5, 9, 15, 16, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 41, 45, 46, 49, 50, 51 e 52), 1942 (# 56, 57, 58, 61, 62, 63, 65, 66, 67, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 85, 86, 89, 90, 91 e 92), 1943 (n ° 93, 95, 96, 97, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 106, 107, 108, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115 , 116, 117 e 118) e 1944 (119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129 e 130) Il numero inferiore costituito da due o otto pagine in nero o colore. Il presente numero totale di due diverse dimensioni (28x38cm o 19x28cm). Le illustrazioni sono il Rallic Stefano, noto per le sue pubblicazioni in Risate e altri giornali satirici e Xavier Haas, illustratore di libri del Partito nazionale bretone durante la Seconda Guerra Mondiale fu un Breton mondiale.Ololê bambini settimanali creati da Herry Caouissin (editore e illustratore) e Vefa Bellaing apparve 1940 - 1944 e 1970 - 1973 con il titolo Call of Ololé. Gli ideali di organi difesa Bretagna sta rapidamente diventando una delle pubblicazioni più veloci durante gli anni di sentire guerre.On allega un opuscolo pubblicitario che annuncia il rilascio di Tales of dell'edizione ermellino propaganda culturale bretonne.Rare. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Ensemble de 79 numéros des années 1941 (n°5, 9, 15, 16, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 41, 45, 46, 49, 50, 51 et 52), 1942 (n°56, 57, 58, 61, 62, 63, 65, 66, 67, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 85, 86, 89, 90, 91 et 92), 1943 (n°93, 95, 96, 97, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 106, 107, 108, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117 et 118) et 1944 (n°119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129 et 130). Chaque numéro se constitue de deux ou huit pages, en noir ou en couleurs. L'ensemble présente des numéros de deux formats différents (28x38cm ou 19x28cm). Les illustrations sont d'Étienne le Rallic, connu pour ses publications dans Le Rire et d'autres journaux satiriques, et de Xavier Haas, illustrateur des ouvrages du Parti national breton pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Ololê était un hebdomadaire breton pour enfants créé par Herry Caouissin (éditeur et illustrateur) et Vefa de Bellaing, il est paru de 1940 à 1944 et de 1970 à 1973, sous le titre l'Appel d'Ololé. L'organe de défense des idéaux bretons devient rapidement l'une des publications connaissant la plus forte audience durant les années de guerre. On y joint une plaquette publicitaire annonçant la parution des Contes de l'hermine, édition de propagande culturelle bretonne. Rare.

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        Wochenspruch der NSDAP: Konvolut von 72 Stück aus den Jahren 1940/1941: 1940: 13 nicht nummerierte frühe Folgen, weitere Folgen: 31,33,34,35,36,37,38,40,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,50,51,52 /// Folgen: 2,3,6,7,9,10,11,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26 28,35,,42,43,45,48,49,50,51,52,53

      Zentralverlag der NSDAP / Franz Eher Nachfolger GmbH. 1941 Kunstblatt Im Konvolut enthalten 33 Sprüche von Adolf Hitler, 4 Sprüche von Hermann Göring, 1 Spruch von Dr. Joseph Goebbels. Kunstdruckblätter sind etwas größer als A4 Zustand: sehr guter bis befriedigender Zustand Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Chroniques de l'homme maigre suivies de Propos d'hier

      Grasset, 1941. - Grasset, Paris 1941, 12x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, uno dei 62 esemplari numerati su alfa solo principali carte dopo il 18 filo puro. Autograph firmata dall'autore. Punti luce sulle piastre marginali e le guardie, altrimenti bella copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 62 exemplaires numérotés sur alfa, seuls grands papiers après 18 pur fil. Envoi autographe signé de Paul Morand. Légères piqûres marginales sur les plats et les gardes, sinon agréable exemplaire.

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        [German soldier's photograph album of service with a Flak unit in occupied Norway.]

      Rhineland & Norway: 1938-, 1941. Quarto photograph album (230 x 185 mm). Contemporary sheep-backed marbled boards, spine ruled in gilt. 272 original photographs (various sizes, from approx. 60 x 45 to 80 x 130 mm, both gloss and matt, and mostly deckle- or wavy-edged) and 4 professional photographs or postcards (of which one full-page, depicting an 8.8 cm Flak gun), all mounted on 30 black thick card leaves with tissue guards, neatly captioned and dated throughout in white grease-pencil. Occasional inked arrows indicating the compiler of the album in group photographs. A little rubbing and wear to board-edges and tips, photographs occasionally lifting slightly at edges, a very small number toned or slightly marked, a few tissue-guards loose, but excellent condition overall, the images overall very well preserved indeed, retaining their sharp tonal contrasts. A superbly presented and exhaustively (often humorously) captioned album of original photographs compiled by a young member of a German Flak unit posted to Norway in May 1940, shortly after the invasion. The first few photographs record his initial service in the Reichsarbeitsdienst, Abteilung 215, "W" company, from 4 April to 25 October 1938. In December he appears to have been transferred to the Düsseldorf Flak-Kaserne, and then the Münsterlager training camp. From this period there are several photographs of training exercises and troop movements, forming an excellent overview of German hardware including a manned 2 cm Flak gun. The soldier's unit appears to have been very mobile in the months leading up to war, with detachments to Stolpmünde (now Ustka, on the Polish coast) and across north-west Germany. One leaf, dated 25 August 1939 is emphatically marked "Krieg"). This was the day that Hitler closes all telecommunications beyond borders and warned Mussolini that war with Poland was imminent, before receiving news of the Anglo-Polish Treaty. The next sequence of images include a number of posed photographs comprising members of the soldier's unit in Leverkusen, where he spent the winter. This is followed by an unsurprising Phoney War lacuna; the next dated photographs depict the mobilisation to Norway in early May 1940, in the midst of the German invasion which had begun in April, one caption reading "Denn wir fahren gegen Engeland [sic]". There are sharp photographs of German destroyers and of various preparations including the loading of Flak guns onto cargo ships at Swinemünde (now Swinoujscie). The soldier's unit arrives in Oslo on 12 May, the city already occupied, and the soldier himself declaring it "die Stadt mit dem grossen Herzen!" He is then sent to Sandvika on 21 May, before transferring a week later to Trondheim. The striking photographs from this period depict an array of views, German armour and anti-aircraft guns, bombed-out vehicles and bridges, downed Norwegian fighter planes, Norwegian prisoners, and most notably General Nikolaus von Falkenhorst, ground commander of the invasion, looking over a bridge. The next placement appears to have been more casually spent in fine weather at nearby Værnes, though there is a superb image of General Kitzinger inspecting a Flak emplacement among the images of landscapes and soldierly recreation. This is followed by a dramatic series of photographs illustrating the extent of the destruction at Narvik, with buildings and transporter ships destroyed or in flames. There are also up-close images of the wreckages of German destroyers, Juncker 55s and Heinkel 111s, and an excellent image of Fallschirmjäger in descent. With Narvik apparently won, or nearly so, the soldier's unit then appears to have travelled northward into the fjords. There is a series of arresting landscapes, and a photograph of the town of Bodö, which was largely destroyed by German action on 27 May 1940. Allied forces surrendered on 10 June, and aside from some images of Stukas and Juncker 87s in flight, portrays the comparatively easy life of soldiers in pacified territory: an unidentified winter landscape is captioned "unser Heim", and there are photographs of raucous Christmas and New Year's Eve celebrations, and soldiers skiing. The final leaf in the album is dated 1 May 1941.

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        German soldier's photograph album of service with a Flak unit in occupied Norway.]

      Rhineland & Norway: 1938- 1941 - Quarto photograph album (230 x 185 mm). Contemporary sheep-backed marbled boards, spine ruled in gilt. Occasional inked arrows indicating the compiler of the album in group photographs. A little rubbing and wear to board-edges and tips, photographs occasionally lifting slightly at edges, a very small number toned or slightly marked, a few tissue-guards loose, but excellent condition overall, the images overall very well preserved indeed, retaining their sharp tonal contrasts. 272 original photographs (various sizes, from approx. 60 x 45 to 80 x 130 mm, both gloss and matt, and mostly deckle- or wavy-edged) and 4 professional photographs or postcards (of which one full-page, depicting an 8.8 cm Flak gun), all mounted on 30 black thick card leaves with tissue guards, neatly captioned and dated throughout in white grease-pencil. A superbly presented and exhaustively (often humorously) captioned album of original photographs compiled by a young member of a German Flak unit posted to Norway in May 1940, shortly after the invasion. The first few photographs record his initial service in the Reichsarbeitsdienst, Abteilung 215, "W" company, from 4 April to 25 October 1938. In December he appears to have been transferred to the Düsseldorf Flak-Kaserne, and then the Münsterlager training camp. From this period there are several photographs of training exercises and troop movements, forming an excellent overview of German hardware including a manned 2 cm Flak gun. The soldier's unit appears to have been very mobile in the months leading up to war, with detachments to Stolpmünde (now Ustka, on the Polish coast) and across north-west Germany. One leaf, dated 25 August 1939 is emphatically marked "Krieg"). This was the day that Hitler closes all telecommunications beyond borders and warned Mussolini that war with Poland was imminent, before receiving news of the Anglo-Polish Treaty. The next sequence of images include a number of posed photographs comprising members of the soldier's unit in Leverkusen, where he spent the winter. This is followed by an unsurprising Phoney War lacuna; the next dated photographs depict the mobilisation to Norway in early May 1940, in the midst of the German invasion which had begun in April, one caption reading "Denn wir fahren gegen Engeland [sic]". There are sharp photographs of German destroyers and of various preparations including the loading of Flak guns onto cargo ships at Swinemünde (now Swinoujscie). The soldier's unit arrives in Oslo on 12 May, the city already occupied, and the soldier himself declaring it "die Stadt mit dem grossen Herzen!" He is then sent to Sandvika on 21 May, before transferring a week later to Trondheim. The striking photographs from this period depict an array of views, German armour and anti-aircraft guns, bombed-out vehicles and bridges, downed Norwegian fighter planes, Norwegian prisoners, and most notably General Nikolaus von Falkenhorst, ground commander of the invasion, looking over a bridge. The next placement appears to have been more casually spent in fine weather at nearby Værnes, though there is a superb image of General Kitzinger inspecting a Flak emplacement among the images of landscapes and soldierly recreation. This is followed by a dramatic series of photographs illustrating the extent of the destruction at Narvik, with buildings and transporter ships destroyed or in flames. There are also up-close images of the wreckages of German destroyers, Juncker 55s and Heinkel 111s, and an excellent image of Fallschirmjäger in descent. With Narvik apparently won, or nearly so, the soldier's unit then appears to have travelled northward into the fjords. There is a series of arresting landscapes, and a photograph of the town of Bodö, which was largely destroyed by German action on 27 May 1940. Allied forces surrendered on 10 June, and aside from some images of Stukas and Juncker 87s in flight, portrays the comparatively easy life of soldiers in pacified territory: an unid

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        The Chinese repository. Tome I, II, VI - XV. (12 tomes). [English version]

      Maruzen Kabushiki Kaisha, 1941. - Maruzen Kabushiki Kaisha, T ?ky ? 1941, 15,5x21cm, 12 vols. reliés. - Rare ristampa quasi completa di tutti i problemi di questo periodico pubblicato nel Canton 1832 - 1851 per l'uso da missionari protestanti che lavorano nel sud - est asiatico. I volumi Lack III V.Reliures Editor in tela piena bordeaux, spine piatte decorate con bordo dorato doppi, involucri per tutti i volumi tranne vol. Elia Coleman Bridgman XII.Créé primo missionario protestante americano in Cina e direttore designato del giornale fino alla sua partenza per Shanghai nel 1847, il repository verrà guidata da James Granger Bridgman e Samuel Wells era Williams.Le Repository un importante quotidiano che ha permesso i missionari per rimanere al passo della moneta cinese e raccogliere informazioni disparate in un insieme coerente e giornali lisible.Le pubblicata per la comunità straniera e la comunità aborigena, che si riflette la ricca conoscenza dei redattori della situazione in Cina. Tra il 1805 e il 1842, Malacca, Penang, Singapore, Batavia, Java, Rangoon, e Ambon sono stati passaggi intermedi della missione protestante all'inizio del XIX secolo in Cina. Il repository contiene pertanto informazioni dettagliate sulle attività dei missionari stranieri nelle informazioni sud - est asiatico. Esemplare raro e bello. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Rare réimpression presque complète de tous les numéros de ce périodique publié à Canton de 1832 à 1851 à l'usage des missionnaires protestants travaillant en Asie du sud - est. Manquent les tomes III à V. Reliures de l'éditeur en pleine toile bordeaux, dos lisses ornés de doubles filets dorés, emboîtages de carton pour tous les volumes sauf le vol. XII. Créé par Elijah Coleman Bridgman, premier missionnaire protestant américain nommé en Chine et rédacteur en chef du journal jusqu'à son départ pour Shanghai en 1847, le Repository sera ensuite dirigé par James Granger Bridgman, puis par Samuel Wells Williams. Le Repository fut un journal très important qui permettait aux missionnaires de se tenir informés de l'actualité chinoise et de rassembler des informations éparses en un ensemble cohérent et lisible. Le journal, publié à l'intention de la communauté étrangère et de la communauté autochtone, témoignait de la riche connaissance de ses rédacteurs de la situation en Chine. Entre 1805 et 1842, Malacca, Penang, Singapour, Batavia, Java, Rangoon, et Amboine ont été des étapes intermédiaires de la mission protestante de début du XIXe siècle en Chine. Le Repository contient donc des informations détaillées sur les activités des missionnaires étrangers en Asie du Sud - Est. Rare et bel exemplaire.

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        THE GESTAPO, HITLER'S SECRET POLICE--THE NAZI SCOURGE IN GERMANY, THE CONQUERED COUNTRIES [AND] THE UNITED STATES.

      Kansas City, Mo. , & New York, Friends Of Democracy, Inc, 1941. 1st edition. Original Black wrappers, Newspaper-sized elephant folio, 32 pages. 43 cm tall. Loaded with photos, illustrations, portraits, facsimiles, and diagrams. Documentary and pictorial evidence of the Gestapo's activities, produced before the US had entered the was as a call to arms against the Gestapo. Much on early concentration camps, driving the Jews out of Vienna, mass shootings in Poland, Gestapo persecutions in Holland, Norway, Bulgaria, Rumania, Paris. Also includes material on Gestapo agents in the US, with some Nazi spies posing as Jewish refugees. Final page asks, "What Can We Do About the Gestapo?" and calls on Americans to defeat Hitlerism and to support the nations in Europe who are fighting Germany?and to do this now, while they are still able to fight. "This means all-out aid to Britain now! ...Nazism, the root, is the real foe that threatens us. It's evil plant, the Gestapo, will perish when Nazism is destroyed. " SUBJECT (S) : National socialism. Propaganda, German. World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Public opinion. National socialism. Propaganda, German. Geheime Staatspolizei. Printed on good quality paper which has held up very well, a bit of wear, stray mark on front cover, horizontal crease, about Very Good Condition. Dramatic and important as a pre-war appeal to the American public. (holo2-125-8)

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        The Third Biggles Omnibus. Comprising: Biggles in Spain, Biggles Goes To War and Biggles in The Baltic

      London, Oxford University Press. 1941 - The First Thus UK printing published by Oxford University Press (London) in 1941.The first printing of this omnibus edition which correctly states 'reprinted 1941'.The BOOK is in near FINE condition.Publisher's blue cloth titled and decorated in brown to spine and front board.Very slight rubbing to edges in places.Light spotting to prelims and text block.Free from erasures and inscriptions.The green top-stain is present but uniformly faded.The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ or better condition.Mild edge wear in places with two closed tears to the upper spine which have been reinforced with a small amount of archival tape to the verso.Mild toning to the spine and rear panels in places.The wrapper looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival cover.Full page B/W illustrations throughout. A very bright and sharp copy of a scarce early Biggles collection. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Il Castello di Monselice. Raccolta degli antichi libri Veneziani figurati.

      Officina Bodoni, 1941. Cm. 32, pp. xii (2) 403 (3). Antiporta figurata, frontespizio in rosso e nero e 92 tavole nel testo, anche a colori ed a doppia pagina. Solida ed elegante legatura edit. in mezza pergamena con punte, dorso liscio con fregio in oro e titoli su tassello in marocchino rosso. Taglio di testa dorato. Eccellente stato di conservazione. Esemplare stampato su carta distinta in 310 esemplari.

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        Sea of Cortez.

      Viking, New York 1941 - A Very Good plus copy in a Very Good unclipped dust jacket with wear to the folds and extremities and chipping. There are two slight dampstains to the inside of the front panel. In 1940, John Steinbeck and his friend Ed Ricketts sailed out of Monterey Bay to the Sea of Cortez. Shifting his focus from fiction to science, Steinbeck wrote that his new work "must jump to include other species beside the human. This is why my interest in biology and ecology have become so sharpened." The account that Steinbeck wrote about the expedition includes Ricketts's catalogue of marine invertebrates found in Baja.

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        Very Large Vintage Photograph of Winston Churchill watching a Stirling Bomber take Off, RAF Warboys, 6 June 1941

      War Office, Cambridgeshire/ Huntingtonshire 1941 - (70x40cm) Very large oblong vintage silver gelatin photograph of Winston Churchill walking towards a Stirling Bomber which was being piloted by Captain Gerry Blacklock on 6 June 1941 at RAF Warboys in Huntingdonshire. Blacklock was the RAF's first Stirling Captain and the image was taken by the War Office's official photographer Captain William G Horton at the inception of Bomber Command's campaign against German cities; a few minutes after this photograph was taken Horton recorded the arrival of the first Flying Fortress bomber from the United States. Despite its simplicity the image has a peculiar dynamism on account of Churchill's walking movement towards the plane which is actually in the act of taking off with its tail wheel already off the ground. The image is in very good condition and probably dates from shortly after the war ended. It is mounted on its original board with some scuffing, now matted to conceal an apparent signature of Churchill which after expert examination has been deemed to be a later addition and definitely not in Churchill's hand. Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions if you would like any information about this photograph.

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        Aminadab. Manuscrit original

      S.n, 1941. - S.n., S.l. s.d. (ca. 1941), 13,5x21cm, en feuilles. - set di fogli dattiloscritti e manoscritti di Thomas the Obscure con molte correzioni e molte pagine di difetti possono essere causa di tagli dell'autore. (?). - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] « Tout récit qui ne se contente pas de visées réalistes exige un sens secret dont la lente mise au jour est liée aux péripéties de la narration. Si le sens correspond sans ambiguïté à l'anecdote, mais peut aussi être exprimé complètement en dehors d'elle, c'est une allégorie. Si au contraire, il ne peut être saisi qu'à travers la fiction et se dissipe dès qu'on cherche à le comprendre pour lui - même, c'est un symbole. [...] Le sens d'une histoire, c'est l'histoire elle - même. Elle semble mystérieuse, parce qu'elle dit tout de ce qui justement ne supporte pas d'être dit. » (Prière d'insérer d'Aminadab, octobre 1942)   Manuscrit complet abondamment corrigé du second roman de Maurice Blanchot, Aminadab, qui paraît en 1942, un an après Thomas l'Obscur dont il constitue une forme de suite. Le manuscrit d'Aminadab comporte 348 feuillets numérotés écrits au recto. Par intervalles on trouve une feuille ou une demi - feuille intercalée entre deux pages dont elle constitue généralement un brouillon ou une refonte partielle. On assiste ainsi au processus même par lequel l'écriture de ce roman a atteint son état définitif. Lors de ce processus, Aminadab subit une véritable cure d'amaigrissement. Il n'y a pas une page du manuscrit qui ne présente des remaniements et des coupes pouvant aller jusqu'à une dizaine de lignes. La version manuscrite est donc beaucoup plus étoffée que la version finale.   De nombreux aspects de la narration dite « réaliste » sont systématiquement éliminés, comme si Blanchot cherchait constamment à épurer sa vision narrative. Mais, plus qu'un allègement, ces coupes témoignent d'une transformation décisive de la volonté auctoriale au cours de l'écriture. Est - ce la tentation allégorique (évoquée dans le prière d'insérer) que Blanchot affronte et dont il décide de faire l'économie par ces coupes ? Ainsi, au début du roman, la jaquette que revêt Thomas et dont, dans la version publiée, il apprécie simplement l'élégance se sentant « à peine gêné par les entournures trop étroites des manches » dans la version publiée, bénéficie d'un traitement que l'on ne saurait qualifier de simple réalisme descriptif dans la version manuscrite : « Il était [...] assez curieux de voir si le gardien ne serait pas surpris de la bonne tenue de ce nouveau costume. [...] Sans se contenter de l'admirer de loin, [le gardien] voulut tâter l'étoffe, passer la main sur le revers de l'habit qu'il lissa doucement. Les plis surtout l'enchantaient. Il aurait aimé qu'il y en eût partout, Thomas dut se fâcher pour l'arracher à cette curiosité et l'empêcher de changer l'ordre des boutons qui fermaient le gilet. » Blanchot élimine également systématiquement le réalisme psychologique qui imprègne le manuscrit, en adoptant vis - à - vis de sa propre écriture la sévérité dont Thomas vient de faire preuve à l'égard du gardien. En effet, dans le manuscrit, Thomas (comme d'ailleurs le gardien, réduit ensuite à l'état de simple figurant), fait preuve de sentiments, états d'âmes, calculs et réflexions inspirés par sa situation aporétique.  Autant d'éléments systématiquement raccourcis ou éliminés dans le roman final. Psychologie et Raisonnement sont ainsi deux composantes importantes du manuscrit primitif et leur suppression systématique marque une étape significative de la conception romanesque de Blanchot. C'est enfin l'enjeu même de ce roman - raconter ce qui dans tout acte de raconter empêche qu'on prononce jamais le mot de la fin - qui est mis à l'épreuve dans ce manuscrit. Blanchot doit ainsi « dompter» l'inépuisable quantité de narration engendrée par cette recherche de l'épuisement du dire. Les coupes faites par Blanchot dans la version manuscrite exposent très clairement le choix de l'auteur de sacrifier des scènes et des personnages qui pourraient figurer dans le roman mais qui doivent être réduits ou éliminés pour que celui - ci ne s'étale pas indéfiniment sans jamais se rapprocher de son but. Ce but, qui n'est rien moins qu'une sorte de cogito narratif, occupera Blanchot jusqu'à la fin de sa vie d'écrivain.   Ces 348 feuillets, où ratures, reprises, ajouts et divers signes diacritiques suspendant la décision ("...", ou "x...x", ou " - - - ") montrent un auteur en constant dialogue avec lui - même, sont plus qu'une trace de la création, ils constituent l'acte d'écriture même.   Abîme de sa propre narration, ce manuscrit d'Aminadab est semblable au bâtiment labyrinthique dans lequel Thomas s'enfonce. Comme son héros avec les personnages qu'il rencontre, l'auteur semble interroger les situations et les personnages qu'il crée « pour savoir où il est, qui ils sont, et plus généralement comment tout cela va finir » (Michaël Holland in Maurice Blanchot, Archives de la fratrie, catalogue raisonné).  

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        THE DOUBLE MAN

      New York: Random House. 1941 - First edition, first printing, preceding the UK edition published later in the same year as 'New Year Letter'. Signed by the author to the title page. Original rust coloured cloth with gilt titles to front cover and spine, in dustwrapper. An attractive near fine copy with a previous owner's name to the front pastedown in a very good bright dustwrapper with shallow loss to spine tip and a couple of short closed tears to the edges. Rear panel slightly dusty. Not price-clipped. Signed in black ink by W. H. Auden underneath his printed name on the title page and with ink corrections in the author's hand to pages 17, 23, 24, 67, 69, 84, 133, 157, 180 and 278. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La mort de Mindrais

      Corrêa, 1941. - Corrêa, Paris 1941, 12x19cm, broché. - Originale e una copia del servizio presse.Précieux dedica autografa firmata dall'autore al suo amico Montmartre Pierre Mac Orlan Edition: "... il suo vecchio amico ..." Dos leggermente irradiato, piccole macchie marginali sulla copertina anteriore. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Maurice de Vlaminck à son ami montmartrois Pierre Mac Orlan : " ... son vieux copain..." Dos légèrement insolé, petites taches marginales sur le premier plat.

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        Kvety v Bombach. / Kv?ty v Bombách. [Flowers in Bombs.]

      Private edition Christmas 1941, Egypt - Cover and 11 full page illustrations by Karl Jitus. First edition. Signed by the author and illustrator. Limited up to 160 copies, one of the 150 Arabic numbered copies. Printed in red and black. Published unbound. 10, (2), 12-52 leaves. Czech illustrated booklet with war poetry of World War II. Created by two soldiers of the 11th Infantry Battalion of Czechoslovak Army in exile, while served with the British forces in Egypt. First edition. Signed by the author and illustrator. Limited up to 160 copies, one of the 150 Arabic numbered copies. Printed in red and black. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        SPICY-ADVENTURE STORIES

      Culture Publications, Inc., Wilmington, DE 1941 - Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Science fiction cover. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Ich suchte Schmied...und fand Malva wieder.

      Buenos Aires, Estrellas (1941), illustr.Or.-Pp.95 S.1.Ausg.dieser autobiographischen Erzählung d.Verf., der nach seiner Ankunft im argentinischen Exil den dt.-argentinischen Autor Rudolf Johannes Schmied besuchen wollte.Raabe 339,49.Etwas gebräunt, Ecken bestoßen, der empfindliche Rücken m.Gelenkeinrissen.

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        Four Years in Paradise. Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott Co., 1941.

      Pp. (ii), (vii), 8-345. With double page illustrated front-title and 74

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        Didyma I Die Baubeschreibung in Drei Banden: 3 Zeichnungen

      87 excellent plates presenting reconstructions and detailed measured drawings of buildings, columns, and decorative and other details pertaining to the architecture uncovered during extensive archaeological excavations at Didyma, an ancient Ionian sanctuary in present-day Didim, Turkey, the largest and most significant sanctuary on the territory of the great classical city Miletus. Soiling and waterstains on many pages. Atlas folio. Boards, paper covers torn and detached, corners bumbed and frayed. Berlin (Mann) 1941. At head of title: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

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