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        [Photo Album]: New Jersey Girl

      Perth Amboy, New Jersey, 1940. Near Fine. Oblong octavo measuring 7" x 10". String-tied black leather over paper boards with "Photographs" stamped on the front board. Contains 89 sepia-toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1" x 1.5" and 6" x 8.5" with captions. Very good with chips, tears, and tape repairs on the front board with near fine photographs.A photo album kept by New Jersey native Lois Olsen between 1937 and 1940. It begins with a handwritten forward from Olsen which reads, "these pictures were all taken during the years 1937 and 1938. Most of them were snapped in my favorite places in Perth Amboy, usually near the [word?]. They are snaps of myself and my friends and are both comic and serious pictures. These are a few memoirs of some of the swell times I have had." Underneath this it reads, "P.S. since I began this book, more years have passed than I stated above: hence, this book also covers, 1939 & 1940, with pictures at plays & at work." The album does just that, follows Olsen over three years spending time with her friends and visiting her favorite places in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Olsen and her friends are pictured lounging on the beach and later ice skating all while smiling and obviously aware of the camera. The photos are a mix of portraits and candid snaps of people laughing and enjoying each other's company and coastal landscapes. One photo shows a ferry at night and a plane at Newark Airport as well as one that is captioned, "freighters at anchor in Raritan Bay." Olsen tried her hand at more artistic shots of water, the docks, boats, and even a still life of a park bench covered in snow. Towards the end of the album there are group photos of several school activites Olsen was involved with including the Triangle Club, the N.J. Club, and varsity cheerleading.An interesting collection of photographs of a young woman and her friends in the late 1930s.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Katzentheater (nach R. Walser) - Ein Schlafzimmer.

      Leporello (8, 5 x 6.7 cm, ausgezogen 150 cm) 21 Radierungen (3.8 x 2.5 cm), Leporello in bedrucktem Kart.-Schuber , Umschlag etwas fleckig u. gebräunt. Nummer 9 von 10 Exemplaren vom Künstler num., dat. und signiert. Klaus Lutz (1940-2009). Das Werk von Klaus Lutz ist einzigartig. Lutz war Zeichner, er war Radierer, Denker. Er machte unermüdlich Skizzen, hielt sein Denken und Fühlen in Notizen fest, er war Performer, er war Filmer. Klaus Lutz war auf besondere Weise ein Universalkünstler. Sein Werk hat eine zeitlose Strahlkraft. Wir entdecken darin kunsthistorische Anlehnungen an das Bauhaus oder die russische Avantgarde - und haben es zugleich mit einer künstlerischen Sprache zu tun, die mit nichts zu vergleichen ist. Und genau dies ist wahrscheinlich eine der besonderen Qualitäten eines zeitlosen Werkes: Es weist Bezüge zur Kunstgeschichte auf und ist gleichzeitig autonom. (Dorothea Strauss, Direktorin Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich)

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        Vademecum Jubilé ROLEX. 4 volumes complet.

      S.D. (Circa 1940, Montres Rolex S.A. - 4 volumes in-8 carré ( 210 X 145 mm ), couvertures ornées en semis du célèbre logo, sous étui décoré de même. Illustrations dans le texte. Rarissime Vademecum Jubilé ROLEX circa 40 ( ouvrages tirés uniquement à 500 exemplaires ) ( Exemplaire N°57 ). Les quatre tomes complets. I. D'étape en étape, II. Le développement de la Chronomètrie de petit format, III. Comment la montre étanche fut crée, IV. Histoire de la montre automatique. Etui légèrement frotté, livres en parfaite condition à l'état de neuf. Beaux-arts Horlogerie Publicité

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        MIENTE Y SERAS FELIZ MOVIE POSTER/MIENTE Y SERAS FELIZ/POSTER

      1940 - MIENTE Y SERAS FELIZ - 1940, Dir: RAPHAEL J. SEVILLA, Cast: SARA GARCIA, CARLOS ORELLANA, EMILIO MORO, , , Nac. film: ESPAÑA, Company: , Designer: RAMON, , Nac. poster: ESPAÑA, Measures (Cm. and Inches) : -70X100-Cm.-27X41-INCHES-1 SH., , Type of product: POSTER, , POSTER are in excellent condition but may have normal wear such as edge wear or a slight hole. I try photograph any flaw but examining the photos closely is your best bet! Please see bigger picture for details., , La mayoría están en excelentes condiciones, pero puede tener desgaste del borde o algun agujero pequeño. Intento fotografiar cualquier defecto, pero el examen de las fotos de cerca es su mejor opción! Por favor ver la foto en grande para más detalles., , SHIPPING COSTS: Fold posters SPAIN 15? -Correo certificado EUROPE and all world 20?

      [Bookseller: BENITO ORIGINAL MOVIE POSTER]
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        The Big Con

      Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Like New. First edition, first printing. About Fine, with slight fading to head of spine, and page 284 irregularly cut at margin, else a very fresh copy in a Very Good dust jacket with fading to the spine panel, shallow chipping at spine ends, and light rubbing. A handsome copy of David Maurer's sociological study of the con artist. It formed the basis of many of the tricks in the 1973 George Roy Hill film The Sting, starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford.

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        Stranger on the Third Floor MOVIE POSTER/LO SCONOSCIUTO DEL TERZO PIANO/POSTER

      RKO 1940 - LO SCONOSCIUTO DEL TERZO PIANO - 1940, Dir: BORIS INGSTER, Cast: PETER LORRE, JOHN McGUIRE, MARGARET TALLICHET, , , Nac. film: USA, Company: RKO, Designer: CAPITANI, , Nac. poster: ITALIA, Measures (Cm. and Inches) : -100x140-Cm.-40x55-In.-2 SH., Type of product: POSTER, , POSTER are in excellent condition but may have normal wear such as edge wear or a slight hole. I try photograph any flaw but examining the photos closely is your best bet! Please see bigger picture for details., , La mayoría están en excelentes condiciones, pero puede tener desgaste del borde o algun agujero pequeño. Intento fotografiar cualquier defecto, pero el examen de las fotos de cerca es su mejor opción! Por favor ver la foto en grande para más detalles., , SHIPPING COSTS: Fold posters SPAIN 15? -Correo certificado EUROPE and all world 20?

      [Bookseller: BENITO ORIGINAL MOVIE POSTER]
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        THE SEA HAWK MOVIE POSTER/LO SPARVIERO DEL MARE/POSTER

      WARNER 1940 - LO SPARVIERO DEL MARE - 1940, Dir: MICHAEL CURTIZ, Cast: ERROL FLYNN, BRENDA MARSHALL, CLAUDE RAINS, ALAN HALE, HENRY DANIELL, UNA O'CONNOR, JAMES STEPHENSON, FLORA ROBSON, , , Nac. film: USA, Company: WARNER, Designer: , , Nac. poster: ITALIA, Measures (Cm. and Inches) : 50x140-Cm.-20x55-In., Type of product: POSTER, , POSTER are in excellent condition but may have normal wear such as edge wear or a slight hole. I try photograph any flaw but examining the photos closely is your best bet! Please see bigger picture for details., , La mayoría están en excelentes condiciones, pero puede tener desgaste del borde o algun agujero pequeño. Intento fotografiar cualquier defecto, pero el examen de las fotos de cerca es su mejor opción! Por favor ver la foto en grande para más detalles., , SHIPPING COSTS: Fold posters SPAIN 15? -Correo certificado EUROPE and all world 20?

      [Bookseller: BENITO ORIGINAL MOVIE POSTER]
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        EL ASTRO DEL TANGO MOVIE POSTER/LO QUE ADORAN LAS MUJERES/POSTER

      1940 - LO QUE ADORAN LAS MUJERES - 1940, Dir: LUIS BAYÓN HERRERA, Cast: HUGO DEL CARRIL, AMANDA LEDESMA, , Nac. film: ARGENTINA, Company: , Designer: , , Nac. poster: ARGENTINA, Measures (Cm. and Inches) : -70X100-Cm.-27X41-INCHES-1 SH., , Type of product: POSTER, , POSTER are in excellent condition but may have normal wear such as edge wear or a slight hole. I try photograph any flaw but examining the photos closely is your best bet! Please see bigger picture for details., , La mayoría están en excelentes condiciones, pero puede tener desgaste del borde o algun agujero pequeño. Intento fotografiar cualquier defecto, pero el examen de las fotos de cerca es su mejor opción! Por favor ver la foto en grande para más detalles., , SHIPPING COSTS: Fold posters SPAIN 15? -Correo certificado EUROPE and all world 20?

      [Bookseller: BENITO ORIGINAL MOVIE POSTER]
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        The Long Winter * *1st, Newbery Honor

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1940 - Beautiful first printing of this 1941 Newbery Honor book. Boards covered with brown cloth; illustration and lettering to cover in spine in darker brown ink. Pages are clean and crisp. No previous owner name or any other writing. Dust jacket is very nice with only minimal wear and some dust to back panel; see photos. Original $2.00 price intact at top front flap. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Barbara Mader - Children's Books]
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        La mystérieuse emblématique de Jésus-Christ. Le Bestiaire du Christ.

      Bruges Desclée de Brouwer 1940 - Fort in-4, 997 pp., 1157 figures in et H.T. gravées sur bois par l'auteur. Broché, couverture rempliée, exemplaire non coupé. Edition originale. Tirage limité à 500 exemplaires numérotés sur papier Croxley. Ouvrage précieux et fort rare, étude monumentale de référence sur l'emblématique christique. L'histoire rapporte que seuls les 245 premiers souscripteurs purent recevoir leur exemplaire, le reste du stock fut détruit sous les bombardements lors de l'invasion allemande. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE GIARD]
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        [Photo Album]: Middlebury College

      Middlebury, Vermont, 1940. Near Fine. Oblong quarto measuring 11.5" x 15". White leather over paper boards with "Middlebury" and a large "M" stamped on the front board. Contains 175 black and white and sepia toned gelatin silver photographs with some captions and two newspaper clippings. Near fine photo album with fine photographs.A photo album kept by a female student at Middlebury College in Vermont in the 1940s. The album follows the woman and her classmates as they pose around campus during the various seasons and attending college events. A number of photos show the women participating in field hockey on campus. The girls are often photographed outside enjoying the natural beauty of Vermont and the Middlebury campus with trips to lakes, snow scenes, and one photo of a group of girls sunbathing. One series of photos shows the girls watching on a hill as a group of uniformed Naval cadets march on the campus. Four photos show girls in graduation robes preparing for the ceremony. One section of photos shows a spread of snapshots taken at a talent shows with girls in costume in the middle of performances which included a Hawaiian dance and a girl dressed to make it look as though she had feet for hands. A nice collection of photographs depicting women pursuing higher education in the 1940s.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        FRIEDRICH JECKELN (1895-1946 als Kriegsverbrecher hingerichtet) deutscher SS-Obergruppenführer, General der Waffen-SS und der Polizei und als Höherer SS- und Polizeiführer, verantwortlich für die Massenmorde bei Kamenez-Podolsk, in Babyn Jar und im Ghetto von Riga., Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

      - Brief (1 S 4°, Randlochung, leicht gebräunt, kl. Eckausriß (ohne Textverlust)) mit Ort, Datum, Unterschrift signiert Brl.Gef.Stand ( in Frankreich, zwischen Nevers und Angoulême) , 26.6.1940 - an Divisionskommandeur SS-Gruppenführer Eicke (= THEODOR EICKE 1892-1943, Mörder von Ernst Röhm, deutscher SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Waffen-SS , Kommandant des KZ Dachau und Inspekteur der Konzentrationslager ) ? Mit der eigenhändigen Paraphe Eickes und Eingangsstempel der SS-Totenkopf-Division. ? Gelocht, mehrere Randschäden und Einrisse an den Ecken, leicht gebräunt. "Mein lieber Eicke ! Wie Sie der Reichsführer SS schon fernmündlich hat wissen lassen, werde ich Sie und ihre tapfere Division zum Ende des Monats verlassen. Ich möchte mich nocheinmal in aller höflichster Form für die kameradschaftliche Aufnahme und die hingebungsvolle Geduld, die man mir entgegenbrachte bedanken. Der Reichsführer-SS hat die Zeit meiner militärischen Ausbildung leider so eng bemessen müssen, da schon wieder andere Aufgabenbereiche auf mich warten." ( Im Rang eines SS-Obergruppenführers an Theodor Eicke, den Kommandeur der SS-Totenkopf-Division im Feldzug gegen Frankreich. In dieser Division hatte Jeckeln seine Ausbildung erhalten und war dort ab Mai 1940 als Bataillonskommandeur tätig. Bereits Mitte Juni 1940 wurde er von Himmler wieder abkommandiert Im Rußlandfeldzug war er ab Juni 1941 als "Höherer SS- und Polizeiführer" maßgeblich an mehreren Massenmorden an der jüdischen Bevölkerung beteiligt. Friedrich Jeckeln gehört zu den größten Kriegsverbrechern der NS-Zeit; unter anderem ist er für die Massaker bei Kamenez-Podolsk, in Babyn Jar und im Ghetto von Riga verantwortlich. Jeckeln wurde 1946 in Rußland hingerichtet. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Junkers JUMO - Konvolut [siehe Beschreibung].

      Dessau : Junkers Flug- und Motorenwerke, um 1940. - 260, 62, 39, 14, 1 Seite. Zum Konvolut gehört ::: Junkers JUMO 211 B'H - Baureihe 1 - Teilüberholungsanleitung ; Motorenhandbuch JUMO 211 F u. J - Baureihe 1 - Ausgabe Juni 1941 ; 20 Grad-Drehzahlregler für Junkers Verstell-Luftschraube (Bauart Hamilton) am JUMO 210 D in Ju 87 ; Junkers Kraftstoffförderpumpe JUMO 2017 B-2 und E-1 Handbuch ; Junkers Flugmotor JUMO 210 G - Baureihe 1 - Betriebs- und Wartungsanweisung ----------------------- Seitenwerke vollständig und textsauber, lediglich meist altersgemäß leicht nachgedunkelt. Buch 1 Bindung im Nachsatz gebrochen sowie leicht eckgestaucht und insgesamt angestaubt. Buch 2 teilw. leicht altersfleckig sowie am Einband stärker lichtrandig und mäßig randlagerspurig mit Eckstauchungen. Buch 3 mit Namenseintrag im Vorsatz sowie Einband leicht angeschmutzt und berieben. Buch 4 mit Namenseintrag im Vorsatz sowie Einband leicht lichtrandig bzw. randberieben. Buch 5 ist eine ganz leicht lagerspurige Falttafel. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 999 Broschiert, Falttafel und/oder geklammert. 5 Bücher/Hefte im guten bis sehr guten Zustand - siehe Beschreibung. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: KULTur-Antiquariat]
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        For Whom The Bell Tolls.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940 - Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full black morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, all edges gilt. A fine copy. First Edition, First Printing. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Wow Comics #1 1940-MR. SCARLETT--SIMON & KIRBY-Gotham City-CC BECK G

      Fawcett 1940 - Winter 1940-1941. CC Beck cover. Origin Mr. Scarlett by Simon and Kirby. First mention of Gotham City in comics. Cover was printed on unstable and light weight paper stock. This issue is almost never found in high grades. Fawcett superhero comic published before WWII. Very rare! Cover is separated, front cover attached wit extra staples, back cover detached. Front cover has hole punched in the "O" in "Wow". This could appear as VF with professional restoration. Condition: G

      [Bookseller: DTA Collectibles]
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        [Photo Album]: "Meine Arbeitsdienstzeit April bis September 1940" (My Labor Service Period April to September 1940)

      Germany, 1940. Near Fine. Small oblong 12mo measuring 6" x 4". String-tied decorative red cloth over stiff paper boards. Contains 31 sepia-toned or black and white silver gelatin photographs all measuring 2.25" x 3.5" with captions in German. Near fine album with fine photographs.A small collection of photographs kept by a German girl while participating in the Nazi youth program of Reichsarbeitsdienst (RAD). The organization began in 1935 and was a youth labor service group which trained young men in various manual labor pursuits until they were of military age. When World War II began the Reich opened up the program to German girls dubbing them "Arbeitsmaidens." The official word from the party leaders was that this was a form of "honorary service" for the German people and was "intended to educate German youth in the spirit of National Socialism as a national community and a true working-class, especially to respect the manual work." German girls were taught to perform tasks, usual farm labor, to eventually help with future families and were instilled with the idea that the ultimate goal of their lives should be to marry and have healthy German children.The photos in this album depict a young woman's compulsory six month service with the RAD as an Arbeitsmaid. It begins with a RAD flag with the insignia for the women's division which includes the swastika with "two stylized ears of wheat" beneath it. Following this are group photos of the girls in their uniforms of white blouses and long wool skirts. Other photos show the house they stayed in, eating meals, and performing tasks on a farm including bailing hay and tending to horses. One photo shows a girl picking apples, another shows a woman tending to a garden. All the women in the album appear proud of their service to Germany and happy to do their part. This particular girl's service was completed just before the 1941 decree that stated that Arbeitsmaidens could be used for auxiliary service due to the overwhelming demand for men to join the Wehrmacht.An interesting look at a young German woman's labor service during World War II.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Astrophotography: Astronomical Display, 1940, With Photographs Of Nova Aquilae (1918) Comparing Photographs From 1898-1918, And 1938, With Comparative Photographs Of The Expanding Shell In 1922, 1928, And 1940, With A Four Double-Line Spectrogram Of The Nova June 19, 1818, June 11, July 5, 1919, And July 23, 1920, And Chart Of Intrinsic Luminosity And Apparent Magnitude In 1918. From Carnegie Institution Mt. Wilson Observatory

      Pasadena : Carnegie Institution, Mt Wilson Observatory, 1940. Original Astronomical Photographs . No Binding. Near Fine/No Jacket. Six Astronomical Photographs Approximately Mounted Togetherwith Spectrogram And Light Intensity Curve Below. A Display Panel Prepared On Photographic Paper In 1940.

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        Portrait inscribed by Errol Flynn in a large frame comprising two photographs of the Hollywood actor (1909-59)

      1940 - A magnificent portrait inscribed by Errol Flynn in a large frame comprising two photographs of the actor. Approximate overall size of the item: 51 cm x 41 cm (20 inches x 16 inches). Each photograph, excluding borders, is 23 cm x 18 cm (9 inches x 7 inches). The hardback book "Errol Flynn a Memoir" by Earl Conrad is included in one of the images merely to show the size of the framed pictures. The frame is made of stout cardboard, and the item is in very good condition. There is no signature on the second photograph. The inscription in the left-hand photograph reads: "To Frances Staub. Kindest regards. Errol Flynn. 1940." [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Chess]
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        Germany: Jekyll and Hyde. Translated from the German by Wilfrid David.

      London: Secker and Warburg 1940. 327 (1) Seiten. Gelber OLeinenband mit illustriertem OSchutzumschlag. Erste Ausgabe. - Sternfeld/Tiedemann 190. - Dt. Exilarchiv 2119. Einband angestaubt u. angeschmutzt, Ecken berieben, Vorsätze stellenweise gebräunt der empfindliche Schutzumschlag berieben, angeschmutzt u. fleckig und mit mehreren Einrissen und Läsuren. Insgesamt ein ordentliches Exemplar mit dem sehr seltenen Orig.-Schutzumschlag.

      [Bookseller: Londoner Versandantiquariat]
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        Belle lettre d'Éluard à Pierre Seghers écrite au début de la guerre.

      - 1 lettre autographe signée 3 In-12 [janvier ou février 1940] bon « Poètes casqués ». L'expression est de Pierre Seghers. Une armée de poètes se rassemble autour du jeune éditeur, qui fonde une revue éponyme, tirée clandestinement à 300 exemplaires. Puis rapidement une autre, Poésie. Au même moment, Georges Hugnet prend la même initiative. Le premier numéro de l'Usage de la Parole, paraît en décembre 1939, avec comme contributeurs Éluard, Arp, Bousquet, Duchamp. Mais Seghers veut prendre le contrôle de cette revue concurrente. Pour le deuxième numéro, qui est en préparation et paraîtra en février 40, et auquel Jouve, Tzara, Dali et Éluard ont prêté leur plume, ce dernier met les choses au point : le directeur de la revue est et restera Hugnet. Le troisième et dernier opus paraîtra en avril, avec les signatures de Reverdy, Hugnet, Picabia, Picasso, Arp, Magritte. « Mon cher ami, j'ai été hier à Paris, à courir, à voir des gens (Jouve entre autres qui nous donne un texte important). Je regrette beaucoup de ne pas vous avoir vu. Mais j'espère revenir bientôt et pouvoir vous prévenir d'avance de ma venue. J'ai vu les épreuves de « l'Usage . ». Je croyais que c'était entendu entre nous, amicalement, qu'il n'y aurait qu'un directeur. Je vous avais donné toutes mes raisons. Vous savez depuis longtemps combien je tiens à votre collaboration et à vos conseils, mais j'estime qu'il est impossible qu'une si petite publication, de tendance si exclusive, soit dirigée par deux personnes. Il n'en pourrait résulter que confusion – et aucun avantage. Laissons donc Hugnet assumer cette fonction. Je vous demande de ne pas prendre mal cette décision. Je suis sûr que vous tenez à notre réussite, autant que moi, et que vous nous aiderez autant que si vous étiez « co-directeur ». J'ai eu des nouvelles, bonnes, de Denise et de Mr J. F. Nush me rejoint mercredi. Elle achève notre déménagement. A bientôt, mon cher ami. Très affectueusement vôtre. Paul Éluard ». [Les deux hommes publieront bientôt, ensemble, L'Honneur des poètes.] Poète surréaliste. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Walt Disney's Fantasia

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Tan cloth with blue lettering. 158pp. Very Good+ with former owner's name written on paste down, faint staining to cloth along bottom edge. In Good edge-chipped and rubbed dust jacket with a few small pieces of clear tape on recto and verso, price intact ($3.75) and basically unfaded.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Good Luck and Bad (SIGNED COPY)

      New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. Ltd. Ed.. Hardcover. Very Good None. Paul Brown. SIGNED. Signed Limited Edition Oblong quarto; full gray cloth with yellow and blue titles top board; moderate soiling and wear, previous owner's inscription on blank page before title page. Contents generally very good with over 100 pages of Brown"s illustrations with short descriptions of horses and riders in regretful circumstances during the course of various faces; each illustration is on a single sheet with caption below; this copy SIGNED AND NUMBERED #419/780. Record # 409433

      [Bookseller: Monroe Street Books]
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        Walt Disney's Fantasia

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Tan cloth with blue lettering. 158pp. Very Good+ with former owner's name written on paste down, faint staining to cloth along bottom edge. In Good edge-chipped and rubbed dust jacket with a few small pieces of clear tape on recto and verso, price intact ($3.75) and basically unfaded.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA ]
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        Hobby Horses

      1940 -

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        Walt Disney's Fantasia

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Tan cloth with blue lettering. 158pp. Very Good+ with former owner's name written on paste down, faint staining to cloth along bottom edge. In Good edge-chipped and rubbed dust jacket with a few small pieces of clear tape on recto and verso, price intact ($3.75) and basically unfaded.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA]
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        WIND IN THE WILLOWS.|THE

      The Limited Editions Club, New York 1940 - small 4to. cloth-backed paper-covered boards, top edge gilt, slipcase. 244, (2) pages. With an Introduction by A.A. Milne & Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Limited to 2020 numbered copies signed by the designer, Bruce Rogers (LEC S-7 Special Publications; Great & Good Books, A Bibliographical Catalogue of the Limited Editions Club, A17); this copy is not numbered and has "out of series" written in and the initials "g.m." (George Macy) added and has an embossed stamp on the colophon page indicating that this is one of 25 Presentation Copies. This was apparently the retained copy kept by the press for their office set. Printed at the Walpole Printing Office (of Peter Beilenson). The Rackham illustrations are in full color and are printed on a different paper stock and mounted on separate pages. Spine of book is age darkened. The slipcase present is not the final one issued with the book. cloth-backed paper-covered boards, top edge gilt, slipcase [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        ABC Dogs.

      New York: Wilfred Funk, Inc,, 1940. Folio. Original blue cloth-back illustrated boards, front board lettered in red, white, blue, green, and black, illustrated endpapers. With the illustrated dust jacket. Illustrations throughout by Tice. Top and base of boards a little rubbed, otherwise an excellent copy in the jacket, spine toned, loss to spine ends, short closed tears to edges of panels, dark spots to panels. First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author in pink pencil on the verso of the front free endpaper "To Mindy from Clara and Bill" and illustrated with a unique watercolour of a dog. This charming book features a different breed of dog for each letter of the alphabet. It is rare to find this book with its jacket. Clara Tice (1888-1973) was a notorious New York bohemian artist who began exhibiting her art from 1910. "Tice was apparently so highly regarded and so instantly recognizable as one of those 'queer artists' that her role in the first Greenwich Village Follies was simply to play herself. As 'Clara,' she stepped out onto the stage at the appointed time, outfitted in one of her typically bizarre bohemian ensembles, and conducted a 'quick chalk talk of nudes, bees and butterflies'" (Sawelson-Gorse, p. 429).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        La Mer Et Le Rivage (Envoi Autographe De Marie Bonaparte) COPY SIGNED

      Imprimé Pour L'Auteur 1940 - In-quarto broché, couverture imprimée rempliée, 107 [3] pages. Très long envoi autographe de la princesse Marie Bonaparte sur la page de garde de sa belle écriture cursive. Deux petites brunissures aux coiffes inférieures et supérieures dues à d'anciennes traces d'adhésif, sinon magnifique exemplaire de cette rare publication imprimée à 500 exemplaires. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: PRISCA]
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        Prize #2 1940 comic book-First BLACK OWL-Rare Golden-Age 1940

      Prize Publications 1940 - First appearance THE BLACK OWL Rare early Golden-Age comic Spine split about 60% from top. Tape on bottom spine. Staples appear attached at back cover. Condition: G

      [Bookseller: DTA Collectibles]
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        HISTORIA DE LA CRUZADA ESPAÑOLA. 8 vols. Completa.

      Ediciones Españolas, Madrid 1940 - Folio. Holandesa: media piel nervios, hierros / tela. .I, Portada, 699 págs; II, Portada, 565 págs;III, Portada 564 págs; IV, Portada, 608 +564 + 437 + 573 + 421. Profusamente ilustrado. Algunas puntas de óxido sin afectar texto, resto en excelente estado. Algunas telas con ligeras manchas. 4-2 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Itziar Arranz Libros]
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        Jim's Book. A collection of Poems and Short Stories.

      New York: Privately Printed, 1940 - Octavo. Original orange cloth, device to front board and titles to spine gilt. Ownership signature to front free endpaper. Spine sunned, boards a little toned to edges, internally fresh; an excellent copy. First edition, sole printing, of the author's first book, published privately for him when he was just 16 years old. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Original Pen and Ink and Watercolor Drawing on Paper

      n.p.: n.p., 1940. Fine. Signed with her name along the bottom left-center. 3½ by 5 inches mounted on card 9 by 11 inches, with a recent mat of the same size. A brightly colored charming illustration depicting an elf astride a small bird, another child mounting his, and the third child falling off a bird, with plants and mushrooms in a green vale with puffy clouds in the sky, From an underdetermined children's book. In fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        [Photo Album]: "Meine Arbeitsdienstzeit April bis September 1940" (My Labor Service Period April to September 1940)

      Germany, 1940. Near Fine. Small oblong 12mo measuring 6" x 4". String-tied decorative red cloth over stiff paper boards. Contains 31 sepia-toned or black and white silver gelatin photographs all measuring 2.25" x 3.5" with captions in German. Near fine album with fine photographs.A small collection of photographs kept by a German girl while participating in the Nazi youth program of Reichsarbeitsdienst (RAD). The organization began in 1935 and was a youth labor service group which trained young men in various manual labor pursuits until they were of military age. When World War II began the Reich opened up the program to German girls dubbing them "Arbeitsmaidens." The official word from the party leaders was that this was a form of "honorary service" for the German people and was "intended to educate German youth in the spirit of National Socialism as a national community and a true working-class, especially to respect the manual work." German girls were taught to perform tasks, usual farm labor, to eventually help with future families and were instilled with the idea that the ultimate goal of their lives should be to marry and have healthy German children.The photos in this album depict a young woman's compulsory six month service with the RAD as an Arbeitsmaid. It begins with a RAD flag with the insignia for the women's division which includes the swastika with "two stylized ears of wheat" beneath it. Following this are group photos of the girls in their uniforms of white blouses and long wool skirts. Other photos show the house they stayed in, eating meals, and performing tasks on a farm including bailing hay and tending to horses. One photo shows a girl picking apples, another shows a woman tending to a garden. All the women in the album appear proud of their service to Germany and happy to do their part. This particular girl's service was completed just before the 1941 decree that stated that Arbeitsmaidens could be used for auxiliary service due to the overwhelming demand for men to join the Wehrmacht.An interesting look at a young German woman's labor service during World War II.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        [Original Portrait Photograph of Charles Laughton]

      [New York], 1940. Original borderless gelatin silver print, 35 x 27 cm (11 x 14"). Formerly matted, it would appear, with residue of mat tape on verso at tips and one edge, otherwise about fine. A striking and characteristic portrait by Van Vechten of the British actor, director and dramatist, seated backward in a chair, looking off camera, slightly to his left. With Van Vechten's studio stamp on the verso, and with his manuscript subject identification, negative number and date in ink (April 4.1940, negative number IV.R.32). Three images from the same sitting are in the Library of Congress Van Vechten photo archive catalogue, but not this particular image. Five images from this sitting are in the Van Vechten photo archive catalogue at Yale, but not this particular image. KELLNER G737.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        To the Finland Station a study in the writing and acting of history

      1940 - Edmund Wilson. To the Finland Station a study in the writing and acting of history. New York Harcourt Brace and Company 1940. First edition hardcover in very good condition in very good dust jacket. Verso of front board has Magic Marker lines obscuring an ownership signature. Dust jacket is missing chips and has trace of label –removal. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: South Willington Book Cartel]
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        Dago Red (Dedication Copy Inscribed to Carey McWilliams)

      Viking Press, New York 1940 - First edition of the author's third book, a collection of short stories. Very good condition in decorated cloth binding in very good price-intact dustwrapper. The cloth covers are a bit worn, but the interior of the book is clean and sturdy. This is a DEDICATION COPY inscribed by Fante on the front endpaper to Carey McWilliams. The inscription reads "To the spirit of Carey McWilliams, where I burn old rags and chow-mein - J Fante" There is a handwritten asterisk after the word chow-mein and below Fante's signature he repeats the asterick and then handwrites "apologies to Agnes Snedley". The book is additionally SIGNED and dated Sept. 1, 1940 on the second blank endpaper. McWilliams is one of two dedicatees to this book (the other being Ross Wills). McWilliams was a close friend of Fante, correspondent for many years, novelist, reporter and finally editor of The Nation for over twenty years. Both Fante and McWilliams lived in Southern California and wrote of the immigrant experience in America in the Depression years. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member ABAA]
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        Dago Red

      Viking 1940 - First Edition. Near Fine book in a Near Fine dust jacket. Owner signature. Perhaps the best copy currently available of this classic work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: My Book Heaven]
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        The Genus Tulipa

      London: RHS, 1940. 171, 40 col plates, 23 b/w figs. Hardback. Cloth, gt, spine slightly browned and spotted. Occasional foxing. Vg.

      [Bookseller: Pemberley Natural History Books]
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        The African Queen

      1940 - The African Queen. ?First Modern Library Edition? 8vo., original grey cloth, dust jacket. New York, the Modern Library. The cheerfully incompetent dust jacket shows the African Queenin the river. Inscribed by the author on the title page ?Hilda Vaughan from C.S. Forester? Hilda, herself a writer, was also married to Charles Morgan, one of the stars of the literary world of the mid 20th Century: she was evacuated, with their son, to California, where she befriended Forester. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        Amazing collection of 5,000 different softcover books, published 1940~1972

      - in storage for 33 years! Amazing collection of 5,000 different books, published 1940~1972. Many are pristine, like new, with full original shiny covers! All are complete as published with full covers and were privately bought and collected. Mostly men's interest, including: Adult, Mysteries (Jim Thompson, too!), Science Fiction, Lesbianism, Slaves & Masters, Adventure, WWII Horrors, Teen Delinquency, Beat/Hip. The majority are 1st Editions! Many different publishers include: Avon, Gold Medal, Lion, Nightstand, Late Hour, Leisure, Dell, Kozy, Lancer, Playtime, Private, Brandon House, Compass, Graphic, etc. Lots of famous authors using pseudonyms (e.g., Harlan Ellison is well represented). Majority have girl art covers, including Bill Ward. In dry storage, neatly packaged for past 1/3 century! Will fill a van. $22,500 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquarian Bookstore]
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        They Don't Dance Much

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Near fine with rear bottom tip slightly exposed and name on front free endpaper in very good+ dust jacket with chipped head, wear and few closed tears along fore and top edges, tiny dampstain on back panel bottom tip. The author’s only book, an unjustly-obscure “country noir” novel acclaimed by the likes of Daniel Woodrell, George V. Higgins, Flannery O’Connor and Raymond Chandler. Quite scarce in its original pictorial jacket illustrated by George Kelley, ominously depicting the roadhouse/filling-station where the story takes place.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA ]
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        Flora Brasílica

      Sao Paulo: S. A. Industrias Graphicars-F. Lanzara, 1940. 1940 to 1968. Fascicles 1 to 12 bound in 7 volumes. 31.5 x 23.0 cm. 141 colour plates, 922 uncoloured. Vols 1 to 6 bound in elegant 1/2 morocco, gilt lettering, top edges gilt. Original upper wrappers and one lower wrapper for fasc. 1-11 bound in. Vol 7, fasc.12, in orginal printed wrappers, spine discoloured, slightly chipped and repaired. An excellent copy of the scarce complete work. Text in Portugese.. 1st Ed.. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Besleys Books]
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        Versos y poemas

      Alcancía, México 1940 - Ejemplar 401 de un total de 500. Firmado y dedicado por el autor. Grabado en madera de Francisco Díaz de León. Encuadernado de época en piel; conserva las cubiertas originales ilustradas. Publicado por la exclusiva editorial Alcancía, de Justino Fernandez y Edmundo O'Gorman. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: La torre de Lulio]
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        [Photo Album]: Haiti

      Haiti, Miami, Puerto Rico, Cuba, 1940. Near Fine. Oblong octavo. Sting-tied black leather over paper boards with "photographs" stamped in gilt on the front cover. 7" x 10". A collection of 30 black and white photographs affixed to stiff black paper with captions. Most photos measure 5" x 7" and 4.5" x 2.5". Very good with abrasions on the front cover, slight curling, and some rubbing. An assemblage of photographs taken in 1939 and 1940 on a trip to Haiti, including stops in Miami, Puerto Rico, and Cuba, as well as shots from abroad ship. One caption reads, "a new world awaits the first-time visitor to Haiti. Here, less than four days from New York, is a life, a culture, and a civilization so remote from any we normally know that only in darkest Africa can we find its prototype." The young adventurer and photographer remains nameless but poses with natives, even taking one picture of a naked child in exchange for a nickel, as well as "the amazon concert soloist," Elsa Bottroff in Cape Haiten. Also included are photos of Columbus Cathedral, where Christopher Columbus' remains were formerly held, the Maine Monument, and the Old Spanish Missiou in Cuba.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Babar and Father Christmas.

      New York: Random House,, 1940. Quarto. Original yellow-cloth backed pictoral boards, illustrated endpapers. With the dust jacket. Illustrated throughout by Jean De Brunhoff. Light wear to spine ends and tips, occasional spotting to text block. An excellent copy with creased jacket, sunning and rubbing to spine and a bit of loss to spine ends. First edition, first printing. This work was not first published in French until the following year. This is the seventh and final Babar book by Jean de Brunhoff.

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        HISTORIA DE LA SEGUNDA REPUBLICA ESPAÑOLA 4 TOMOS. OBRA COMPLETA.

      Destino, Barcelona - 1940-1941. 256, 367, 326, 511 Pags., con ilustraciones fotograficas, Size: 23 X 16 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Reus, Paris, Londres]
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        BRAIN WAVES AND DEATH

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1940 - 8vo., 244pp.; VG/VG-; spine black and blue pictorial with white and blue lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price cut; dust jacket has some chipping to corners, head and tail of spine, lesser chipping to edges; small piece of tape on inside of dust jacket along middle of spine; pages slightly age-toned; teal cloth boards with blue lettering; LP consignment; shelved case 8 BRAIN-WAVES AND DEATH was published posthumously under the pseudonym "Willard Rich" a few weeks after its author, William T. Richards, took his own life. Richards worked for Alfred Lee Loomis and his novel was a thinly veiled account of a real-life laboratory located about 40 miles north of New York City nicknamed "Tuxedo Park." This "secret palace of science" was founded and funded by Loomis, arguably one of the most significant and uncredited figures in the history of modern military science. Loomis, a world-class tinkerer in his own right, was a visionary who saw that technology would win the looming war-and indeed that an investment in "big science" would be the key to national strength in the future. Loomis went on to establish the MIT Rad Lab and later was instrumental in setting up the Manhattan Project. According to legend, Loomis had all copies of Richards' roman-a-clef bought up and destroyed. Obviously he missed a few copies, but the book is uncommon , especially in jacket. Full-priced Rockville. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books, ABAA]
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        I HEARD THE DEATH BELL

      Doubleday Doran, The Crime Club 1940 - Minor wear to bottom edges of boards; lower tips lighlty bumped; otherwise a bright, clean, square, fairly tight copy. Bright DJ has wear to edges and folds with small tears and creases; foxing to rear panel; light water staining along rear flap fold. A nice copy of a scarce title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gene Zombolas]
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