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French Books, Larousse Universel, 1948
Located in Austin, TX
Larousse Universel is a 2 volumes A to Z French encyclopedia published by Larousse editions, Paris, 1948. Multiple illustrations, embossed leather covers.
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Vintage 1940s French Books

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Leather, Paper

  • French Books, Larousse Universel, 1948
  • French Books, Larousse Universel, 1948
  • French Books, Larousse Universel, 1948
  • French Books, Larousse Universel, 1948
H 11.75 in. W 8.5 in. D 4.75 in.
1940s Diego Rivera Time Magazine
By Diego Rivera
Located in New York, NY
Vintage original 1949 Time magazine featuring Diego Rivera cover: Caption reads: "Diego Rivera (Self-Portrait). Rotten duck is for educated noses (Art)." Interior includes a feat...
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Vintage 1940s Books

1940s Diego Rivera Time Magazine
H 11 in. W 8.5 in. D 0.025 in.
Furniture and Interiors of the 1940s, Book
Located in North Yorkshire, GB
This book looks at both the designers and the way that the home was redefined and redesigned after the war. There was a wave of prosperity and consumerism and the designers were keen...
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Mid-20th Century Books

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  • Furniture and Interiors of the 1940s, Book
  • Furniture and Interiors of the 1940s, Book
  • Furniture and Interiors of the 1940s, Book
  • Furniture and Interiors of the 1940s, Book
H 12.00 in. W 9.75 in. D 1.00 in.
Modernism, Modernist Design by Alastair Duncan, 1880-1940
By Alastair Duncan
Located in London, GB
Alastair Duncan. 'Modernism' Modernist design, 1880-1940. Published by the antique collectors club, Woodbridge 1998. A thorough and scholarly overview of the period concentrating ...
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Books

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Industrial Sublime Modernism & the Transformation of NY's Rivers, 1900-1940
Located in valatie, NY
Industrial Sublime: Modernism and the Transformation of New York's Rivers, 1900-1940 by Kristen M. Jensen, Bartholomew F. Bland, Katherine E. Manthorne, Wendy Greenhouse, and Ellen E...
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2010s American Books

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Classic Country Estates of Lake Forest, 1856-1940, First Edition
By Kim Coventry
Located in valatie, NY
Classic Country Estates of Lake Forest Architecture and Landscape Design 1856-1940 by Kim Coventry. PA, W. W. Norton & Co. Inc, 2003. Stated 1st Ed hardcover with dust jacket. A look...
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Early 2000s American Books

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"Kochert - Imperial Jewellers in Vienna Jewellery Designs, 1810-1940" Book
Located in North Yorkshire, GB
This is one of the most important and rare books on jewelry and jewelry design. It offers a faithful illustration of a great documentary source, namely the jewelry designs created be...
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Antique 19th Century Books

Art Nouveau and Art Deco Bookbinding, the French Masterpieces, 1880-1940
By Alastair Duncan
Located in London, GB
First edition, hardback, published by Thames and Hudson, 1989 Covering the creatively fruitful 60 years between 1880 and 1940 this book is the first major study of the Art Nouveau...
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Vintage 1980s British Books

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Il Mobile Déco Italiano - Italian Art Deco Furniture 1920-1940 Book
Located in North Yorkshire, GB
276 pages in soft covers with a dust jacket. Text is in Italian and the pages are profusely illustrated with black and white photographs plus 30 colour photographs. The book traces s...
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20th Century Books

George F. Milton, Abraham Lincoln and the Fifth Column
Located in New York, NY
1 volume. Inscribed and signed by The Author. Bound in 3/4 tan calf, cloth boards, top edges gilt, raised bands, gilt panels. Published: New York: The Vanguard Press, 1942. F...
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Vintage 1940s Books

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Leather

The Second World War, with Signed Note by Winston Churchill First Ed., 1945-1954
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Churchill, Winston, The Second World War. London, 1948-1954: Cassell & Co. Ltd. First editions, 6 vols. Bound by in full navy Moroccan leather with raised bands, gilt titles, and too...
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Vintage 1940s English Books

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The Mansions of Virginia 1706-1776 by Thomas Tileston Waterman
Located in valatie, NY
The Mansions of Virginia 1706-1776 by Thomas Tileston Waterman. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 1946. Hardcover with no dust jacket, Monticello Ed. 456pp with index an...
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Vintage 1940s American Books

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The War Speeches, Secret Session Speeches by W. Churchill, First Ed., Signed
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Churchill, Winston, Randolph Churchill (editor) and Charles Eade (compiler). Into Battle. The Unrelenting Struggle. The End of the Beginning. Onwards to Victory. The Dawn of Liberati...
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Vintage 1940s English Books

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Jane Peterson Autograph with Magazine Article
By Jane Peterson
Located in valatie, NY
Jane Peterson Autograph with Magazine Article. July 1943 Americana Illustrated Volume XXXVII, Number 3. This was a publication of "The American Historical Company," New York City. Wi...
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Vintage 1940s American Books

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  • Jane Peterson Autograph with Magazine Article
  • Jane Peterson Autograph with Magazine Article
  • Jane Peterson Autograph with Magazine Article
H 11.25 in. W 8.25 in. D .25 in.
French Book Literature Francaise, Larousse Editions, 1948
Located in Austin, TX
A leather bound book in dark green tone published by Librairie Larousse, Paris 1948. The book is the first volume of the history of the French Literature from the Medevial ages to th...
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Vintage 1940s French Books

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Leather, Paper

Seven Came Through by Edward Rickenbacker, Signed First Edition, 1943
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Rickenbacker, Captain Edward V. Seven Came Through. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1943. First Edition. Octavo. Signed by Rickenbacker. Presented in its original ...
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Vintage 1940s American Books

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Paper

Global Mission, Signed and Inscribed by H. H. Arnold, First Edition, 1949
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Arnold, H.H., Global Mission. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1949. Signed and inscribed first edition. Presented in original dust jacket with matching custom archival slipcase. This...
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Vintage 1940s North American Books

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Jane Peterson Autograph with Magazine Article
By Jane Peterson
Located in valatie, NY
Jane Peterson Autograph with Magazine Article. July 1943 Americana Illustrated volume XXXVII, number 3. This was a publication of "The American Historical Company," New York City. Wi...
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Vintage 1940s American Books

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Paper

  • Jane Peterson Autograph with Magazine Article
  • Jane Peterson Autograph with Magazine Article
  • Jane Peterson Autograph with Magazine Article
  • Jane Peterson Autograph with Magazine Article
H 11.25 in. W 8.25 in. D .25 in.
French Art Book Renaissance de la Peinture Francaise, 1946
Located in Austin, TX
Pour une Renaissance de la Peinture Francaise (for a rebirth of French painting) is a soft cover art book by Jacques Baschet, French art critic and historian. Published in 1946, this...
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Vintage 1940s French Books

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Paper

Iconic Limited Edition Fred Stein Photo of Albert Einstein
Located in New York, NY
Stunning large gelatin silver limited edition photograph; one of the most iconic images of the 20th century. One of only 450 in the edition. “In 1946, when Albert Einstein was in...
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Vintage 1940s Books

"Les Decorateurs des années 40s" Book
Located in North Yorkshire, GB
A hard backed book with the original dust jacket which is in good condition. With 303 pages which are profusely illustrated in black and white and color, text is in French. Featuring...
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Vintage 1940s Books

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  • "Les Decorateurs des années 40s" Book
  • "Les Decorateurs des années 40s" Book
  • "Les Decorateurs des années 40s" Book
  • "Les Decorateurs des années 40s" Book
H 12.25 in. W 9.5 in. D 1.25 in.
Fishing Book, Golden Days by Romilly Fedden
Located in Oxfordshire, GB
Vintage fishing book, golden days by Romilly Fedden A good 1949 (2nd edition) angling book by Romilly Fedden entitled 'Golden Days' and printed in Great Britain by The bowering Pres...
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Vintage 1940s English Sporting Art Books

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  • Fishing Book, Golden Days by Romilly Fedden
  • Fishing Book, Golden Days by Romilly Fedden
  • Fishing Book, Golden Days by Romilly Fedden
  • Fishing Book, Golden Days by Romilly Fedden
H 8.27 in. W 5.52 in. D 0.6 in.
Paul Gauguin NoaNoa Book
By Paul Gauguin
Located in Meyrin, CH
Paul Gauguin NoaNoa book voyage de Tahiti, 1947.
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Vintage 1940s European Books

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  • Paul Gauguin NoaNoa Book
  • Paul Gauguin NoaNoa Book
  • Paul Gauguin NoaNoa Book
  • Paul Gauguin NoaNoa Book
H 12.21 in. W 0.79 in. D 9.45 in.
French Encyclopedia, Two Volumes Nouveau Larousse Universel, 1948
Located in Austin, TX
Le Nouveau Larousse Universal is a 2 volumes, A to Z, encyclopedia published by Librairie Larousse, Paris 1948. Hard bound with embossed leather. The dictionaries features multiple e...
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Vintage 1940s French Books

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Leather, Paper

Green Mansions A Romance of the Tropical Forest, First Edition Thus
Located in valatie, NY
Green Mansions: A Romance of the Tropical Forest by William Henry Hudson. New York: Knopf, 1943. First Edition thus hardcover. With a foreword by John Galsworthy. Illustrated with pa...
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Vintage 1940s American Books

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"The Razor's Edge" by W. Somerset Maugham, First American Trade Edition, 1944
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Maugham, Somerset W. The Razor’s Edge: A New Novel. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1944. First American trade edition. 8vo. Rebound by Asprey & Garrard in full black leat...
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Vintage 1940s American Books

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"Mr. Roosevelt" Signed and Inscribed by Franklin D. Roosevelt to his Son, 1944
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Mackenzie, Compton. Mr. Roosevelt. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co, inc., 1944. First Edition. Illustrated. Signed and inscribed by Roosevelt to his son Elliot. Blue cloth binding with b...
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Vintage 1940s American Books

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Paper

Great Bookstore in Action by Adolph Kroch, Signed First Edition
Located in valatie, NY
A great bookstore in Action by Adolph Kroch. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1940. Second edition hardcover with paper label on spine and cover. 32 pages. The autographed editi...
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Vintage 1940s American Books

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Paper

Mobili di Ulrich by G. Morrazoni, 1945
Located in London, GB
Mobili di Ulrich by G. Morrazoni Milano, Luigi Alfieri, 1945. Excellent red cloth hardback with embossed gold title. 26 pages of text and 78 pages containing 133 photographs and 2...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Books

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  • Mobili di Ulrich by G. Morrazoni, 1945
  • Mobili di Ulrich by G. Morrazoni, 1945
  • Mobili di Ulrich by G. Morrazoni, 1945
  • Mobili di Ulrich by G. Morrazoni, 1945
H 13.59 in. W 9.45 in. D 0.79 in.
Victory Through Air Power, Signed by Alexander de Saversky, First Edition, 1942
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
De Seversky, Alexander. Victory Through Air Power. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1942. Signed first edition, first printing. Original dust jacket. Presented in custom matching slipca...
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Vintage 1940s American Books

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Paper

Winston Churchill: War Speeches, First Editions
By Winston Churchill
Located in New York, NY
The War Speeches: Into Battle, The Unrelenting Struggle, Onwards to Victory, The Dawn of Liberation, Victory, and Secret Session Speeches "We shall not flag or fail. We shall go o...
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Vintage 1940s British Books

The Diary Of A Public Man an Intimate View of the National Administration 1/500
Located in valatie, NY
The Diary Of A Public Man: An Intimate View Of The National Administration, December 28, 1860-March 15, 1861, by Edwin McMasters Stanton. Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Chicago, 1945. 1s...
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Vintage 1940s American Books

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"The Babe Ruth Story" by Babe Ruth, Signed and Inscribed, First Edition, 1948
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Ruth, Babe and Bob Considine. The Babe Ruth Story. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1948. Signed and inscribed first edition. Later edition dust jacket and housed in custom archival cla...
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Vintage 1940s American Books

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"The Babe Ruth Story" by Babe Ruth and Bob Considine, First Edition, 1948
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Ruth, Babe and Bob Considine. The Babe Ruth Story. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1948. Rebound and presented in a custom archival slipcase. Presented is a first edition of The Bab...
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Vintage 1940s American Books

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Studio Yearbook: Decorative Art, 1943-1948
By The Studio Publications, London 1
Located in London, GB
Published by The Studio, London. By Rathbone Holme and Kathleen M. Frost. A selection of leading architectural projects, interior designs, furniture and household items present...
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Vintage 1940s British Books

  • Studio Yearbook: Decorative Art, 1943-1948
  • Studio Yearbook: Decorative Art, 1943-1948
  • Studio Yearbook: Decorative Art, 1943-1948
  • Studio Yearbook: Decorative Art, 1943-1948
H 11.82 in. W 9.06 in. D 0.79 in.
Bauhaus Book Holders in Grey Lacquered Metal
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Bauhaus metal book holders, manufactured in Germany, circa 1940. In great original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina.
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Vintage 1940s German Mid-Century Modern Books

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Metal

  • Bauhaus Book Holders in Grey Lacquered Metal
  • Bauhaus Book Holders in Grey Lacquered Metal
  • Bauhaus Book Holders in Grey Lacquered Metal
  • Bauhaus Book Holders in Grey Lacquered Metal
H 7.09 in. W 5.52 in. D 5.52 in.
Norman Rockwell, Illustrator by Arthur Guptill, First Edition Signed by Rockwell
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Guptill, Arthur. Norman Rockwell: Illustrator. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1946. First edition signed by Rockwell. Original dust jacket and presented in custom clamshell. ...
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Vintage 1940s American Books

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Jean Lupoiu Cocktail Recipes Book Rare 1948 Edition
By Jean Lupoiu
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rare Jean Lupoiu cocktail book, early edition from 1948. 135 pages of cocktail recipes, some extremely famous and other to re-discover, a great addition for all barware lovers. In ad...
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Books

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American Interior Design
By Meyric R. Rogers
Located in London, GB
Published by Bonanza Books, 1978 “The Tradition and Developments of Domestic Design from Colonial Times to the Present" A measured study of the development of the American inte...
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Vintage 1940s American Books

  • American Interior Design
  • American Interior Design
  • American Interior Design
  • American Interior Design
H 11.03 in. W 8.67 in. D 0.79 in.
Paul Rand Thoughts on Design Inscribed
By Paul Rand
Located in New York, NY
Hardcover first edition (stated) of this classic work with the dust jacket, inscribed by Paul Rand. 160 pages, 4to, black cloth decorated in gilt, with 94 half-tone illustrations and...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Books

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  • Paul Rand Thoughts on Design Inscribed
  • Paul Rand Thoughts on Design Inscribed
  • Paul Rand Thoughts on Design Inscribed
  • Paul Rand Thoughts on Design Inscribed
H 10.75 in. W 9 in. D 0.75 in.
"Admiral Halsey's Story," First Edition, Signed and Inscribed by Admiral Halsey
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Halsey, Fleet Admiral William F., U.S.N. and Lt. Comdr. J. Bryan, III, U.S.N.R. Admiral Halsey’s Story. New York: Wittlesley House, 1947. Inscribed and signed first edition. Presente...
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Vintage 1940s American Books

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Leather, Paper

Paul Laszlo Catalog from 1947
By Paul Laszlo
Located in New York, NY
Scarce, self-published, 102-page catalog with laminated boards showcasing Paul Laszlo's work in and around Beverly Hills between 1937-1947. The Hungarian born and Vienna-educated Las...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Books

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Wire

  • Paul Laszlo Catalog from 1947
  • Paul Laszlo Catalog from 1947
  • Paul Laszlo Catalog from 1947
  • Paul Laszlo Catalog from 1947
H 6.5 in. W 10.5 in. D 0.5 in.
"Global Mission" by H. H. Arnold, First Edition, Signed and Inscribed, 1949
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Arnold, H.H., Global Mission. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1949. Signed and inscribed first edition. Presented in original dust jacket with matching custom archival clamshell. This ...
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Vintage 1940s American Books

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Paper

Auguste Rodin by Philip R Adams, First Edition
Located in valatie, NY
Auguste Rodin by Philip R Adams. Hyperion Press, New York, 1945. First edition hardcover, partial dust jacket. A monograph on the sculpture and drawings of the French artist. With a ...
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Vintage 1940s American Books

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  • Auguste Rodin by Philip R Adams, First Edition
  • Auguste Rodin by Philip R Adams, First Edition
  • Auguste Rodin by Philip R Adams, First Edition
  • Auguste Rodin by Philip R Adams, First Edition
H 13.25 in. W 10.5 in. D .25 in.
Signed Copy of Magic Motorways by Norman Bel Geddes
By Norman Bel Geddes
Located in New York, NY
First edition, first printing of this important tome on highway system design by influential and visionary industrial designer and urban planner Norman Bel Geddes, creator of the Fut...
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Vintage 1940s American Machine Age Books

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Mona Lisa’s Mustache by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Stamford, CT
1947 First Edition hardcover Mona Lisa’s Mustache by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings. Hardcover with as found Mylar covering.
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Books

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Illustrated Book of The Stanley Charles Nott Collection of Chinese Jades
Located in New York, NY
Illustrated bound book of the Stanley Charles Nott Collection of Chinese Jades, being a richly illustrated and descriptive record of a prominent collection of Chinese antiques, publi...
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Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Books

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Piron, A. Playful Works Oeuvres Badines in French Language, Paris, 1947
Located in CH
With frivolous illustrations - Piron, A. Playful works [Oeuvres badines. In French language]. Paris: Paillards de Bourgogne, 1947. 100 p., Ill. 21 × 12 cm. In the publishing cover....
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Books

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Paper

Patrick Hamilton, The Slaves of Solitude, First Edition Book
Located in London, GB
Patrick Hamilton -The Slaves of Solitude Published by Constable, London 1947. First edition. Hamilton, cult author of Hangover Square and denizen of seedy pre-war literary Lond...
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Vintage 1940s English Mid-Century Modern Books

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L'Art Primitif En Suisse, Roman and Gothique, Lucien Mazenod, 1948
Located in CH
L'Art Primitif En Suisse, Roman and Gothique, Lucien Mazenod.
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Vintage 1940s French Romantic Books

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'With Fly, Plug & Bait' Signed Presentation Copy to Publisher, Leather Bound
By Ray Bergman
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
With Fly, Plug & Bait Signed Presentation Copy To Publisher Leather Bound Only One Copy Done for Publisher, Printed Presentation inside and pen signed from Author, includes envel...
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Vintage 1940s American Country Books

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Paper

Rodin Editions Jean Marguerat, Edouard Herriot, 1949
Located in CH
Edouard Herriot De L'academie Francaise.
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Books

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Paper

Illustrated French Books, Regions of France, 1940s-1950s
Located in Austin, TX
A set of 18 French books about French regions: Geography, history, tourism etc... with multiple black and white and color illustrations, maps and photographs. Published in the 1940s ...
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Mid-20th Century French Books

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Leather, Paper

Paper Swatch Sample Books and Case, circa 1940
Located in San Francisco, CA
About A collection of seven paper swatch sample books in metal case with the paper company's name. Creator unknown. Date of manufacture circa 1940-1950. Materials and techniq...
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Books

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Metal

Antique Decorative Rolled Books
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Antique Rolled Books<br /> $50/each
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Vintage 1940s French Books

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Paper, Cord

Antique Decorative Rolled Books
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Antique Rolled Books<br /> $50/each
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Vintage 1940s French Books

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Paper, Cord

Bundles of Decorative Books
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bundles of books without covers<br /> $70/each
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Vintage 1940s French Books

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Cord, Paper

Bundles of Decorative Books
H 8 in. W 8 in. D 5 in.
Wood and painted faux books
Located in Hudson, NY
Set of 16 wood faux books in dark green paint with gilt numerals Volumes I-XVI
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Vintage 1940s Books

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Wood

  • Wood and painted faux books
  • Wood and painted faux books
  • Wood and painted faux books
  • Wood and painted faux books
H 11 in. W 28 in. D 7.5 in.
A Collection of 25 Very British Books
Located in Essex, MA
A collection of 25 British hardcover books on a variety of wonderfully, sometimes peculiar British topics, ranging from "The English At the Seaside" and "Life Among the Scots" to "Br...
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Vintage 1940s English Books

Set of Two French Books L' Illustration, 1941
Located in Austin, TX
A set of 2 volumes including the weekly French newspaper L'Illustration from May-December 1941. Hard bound with leather spine and marbled paper. Published in Paris from 1843-1944, th...
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Vintage 1940s French Books

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Leather, Paper

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An assortment of 1940s books is available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of paper, animal skin and leather, all 1940s books available were constructed with great care. There are all kinds of 1940s books available, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. 1940s books made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Art Deco — are very popular at 1stDibs. Many 1940s books are appealing in their simplicity, but Winston Churchill, Alastair Duncan and Ernest Hemingway produced popular 1940s books that are worth a look.

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