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        Tin Pan Alley (Original screenplay for the 1940 film)

      Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1940. Final Script for the 1940 film musical, "Tin Pan Alley," directed by Walter Lang, based on the story "Life is a Song" by Pamela Harris, written for the screen by Robert Ellis and Helen Logan, and starring Alice Faye, Betty Grable, Jack Oakie, and John Payne. In a pairing that would a few years later been nearly impossible to pull off, Faye and Grable play a singing-sister act on the vaudeville circuit. Ambitious singer-songwriter Skeets Harrigan (John Payne) sense star potential in Faye, resulting in a great deal of ill will prior to the inevitable happy ending (Hal Erickson). All the songs heard in the film were popular during the period it depicts, including "Moonlight Bay," "Honeysuckle Rose," and "Goodbye Broadway, Hello France." Winner of the Academy Award for Best Musical Score. Light brown studio wrappers, stamped SHOOTING FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped project No. 566 and copy No. 54, dated August 15, 1940, and with the holograph file notation "Env. 1333" at the top right corner. Distribution page present, with receipt removed. Title page present, with credits for screenwriters Logan and Ellis. 147 leaves with an additional 4 pages of retakes, mimeograph, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 8/21/40 and 10/17/40 Pages and wrapper Very Good plus, bound with three gold brads.

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        Trattato di Architettura tipografica.

      Torino, Frassinelli, 1940 / 1. PRIMA EDIZIONE. In 8vo (cm. 34); copertina rigida originale; pp. 220, (6). Con moltissime illustrazioni di caratteri, specimen, ecc. Axs

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        Hamlet

      Random House 1940 - First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful dustjacket that is rich in color with light wear to the edges. This original First Printing dustjacket has the price present on the front flap. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

      Houghton MIfflin 1940 - FIrst Printing. 1940 on title page and copyright page. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PRIMATO. Lettere e arti in Italia. Direttori Giuseppe Bottai e Giorgio Vecchietti.

      Mondadori/Vallecchi/Atena 1940-1943 In - 4 p. (mm. 370x260), bross. figur., pp. 20 / 24 cad., con numer. ill. in b.n. nel t. Di questo importante periodico quindicinale offriamo "tutto il pubblicato" in 82 fascicoli, dall?1 marzo 1940 (n. 1, Anno I) al 15 agosto 1943 (n. 15 - 16, Anno IV). La raccolta, ben conservata, è contenuta in 4 cartelle in mz. tela mod., con legacci. ?Fondata a Roma e diretta da Giuseppe Bottai e Giorgio Vecchietti, la rivista nacque con il fine di chiamare gli intellettuali alla collaborazione per la guerra (editoriale del n. 1: "Il coraggio della concordia").. Fu una rivista che poggiava soprattutto sui giovani: rappresenta la crisi della cultura fascista e contiene i motivi della cultura del dopoguerra. Si pubblicano racconti di Vergani, Emanuelli, Comisso, Tecchi, Monelli, Pavese, Pratolini, Brancati, Piovene, Montanelli - e poesie di Montale, Luzi, Gatto, Quasimodo, Penna, De Pisis e altri. Numerosi e importanti gli articoli di critica letteraria (dibattito sull?ermetismo, studi sull?800, sui contemporanei), critica d?arte (fra gli altri Guttuso e Maccari), di storia letteraria (Piovene, Monelli, del Bo, Emanuelli Brancati). Belle le copertine con disegni di importanti artisti: Cantatore, Maccari, Tamburi, Gentilini, Tosi, Casorati, Scipione, Longanesi ecc.? Così Diz. Autori Italiani Contemporanei (Vallecchi, 1974),II, p. 1081.

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        Murder In The Submarine Zone

      William Heinemann Ltd., London 1940. First Edition hardback in dustwrapper. VG+ in original publisher's blue cloth with black lettering to spine . 8vo, 253pp . Showing minor wear and bumping a little dustiness to edges and cloth, offsetting to endpapers, otherwise clean and bright. In first issue 7/6 wrapper with some light rubbing, overall fading to spine,creasing, tears, archival tape repair to verso and some discolouration. The dustwrapper is housed in a protective removable sleeve. 9233. Scarce in dustwrapper.

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        OUR BIG BOOK

      - DICK AND JANE. BIG BOOK: OUR BIG BOOK. Chicgo: Scott Foresman no date ca 1940. This is the giant sized Dick and Jane folio made for teachers to use as display in the class. Bound in black cloth measuring 19" wide x 26" high, lacks front easel, paper aging a bit and old tape marks on one page, some light margin wear, overall VG. This is the very rare early Big Book containing 7 stories from the first Pre-Primer We Look and See. Here Sally is named Baby and the illustrations are completely different from the New Book Book. Pages [3]-30 have wonderful full color illustrations of Dick, Jane, Baby, Puff, Spot and Tim. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "Riviera Coupe" Concept Art

      [Detroit], 1940. Mixed media on paper. Signed "Richard H. Arbib" and dated "9/24/40" A conceptual precursor of the famous Riviera of a later era This Arbib drawing was from his early involvement with GM's Styling Section under Harley Earl. It anticipates the famous Buick Riviera, which first appeared in 1949, also a 2 door hardtop. The Riviera Buick is most famous for the one which appeared on the market in 1963. Like this distant predecessor, it was sleek and sexy, comfortable and speedy. Arbib's drawing emphasizes the sleek contoured shape that seems the antithesis of the boxy cars of the 20's. At evening, in a California-like (or Riviera) seaside setting, the stylish coupe with its stylish driver pull up in front of a neo-Moorish portal where woman who looks like a model awaits him, cool and handsome like the car. Richard Arbib was a tireless industrial designer whose work ranged from watches to yachts, and included many lasting automotive innovations. Born in Gloversville, New York of Egyptian parentage, he attended Pratt. He worked on GM's exhibition at the 1939 World's Fair, and then various automotive, industrial and military designers (during the war) until he set up his own firm in New York in 1949. His work during the 1950's was especially important to the future as many of his dynamic and "space-age" designs were incorporated into production models of the late 50's, 60's and 70's. He also supplied illustrations to science fiction magazines and novels. Frederick Sharf, Richard H. Arbib 1917-1995 Visionary American Designer. 2006.

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        Clarence Day's "Life with Father": Made into a Play (First Edition, signed by Russel Crouse and Howard Lindsay, and members from the original cast of the premiere)

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by Crouse and Lindsay, and by members of the original cast, on the front flyleaf: Dorothy Stickney ("Vinnie"), John Drew Devereaux ("Clarence"), Richard Simon ("John"), Ruth Hammond ("Cora"), Dorothy Bernard ("Margaret"), Nellie Burt ("Nora"), A. H. Van Buren ("Dr. Humphreys"), Portia Morrow ("Delia"), Katherine Bard ("Annie"), Bobby Schenk and Ronald Reiss (uncredited, played "Harlan" and "Whitney"), and Bretaigne Windust (staged by). A brief gift inscription is at the bottom of the front flyleaf (dated 1940). Laid in is a presentation announcement of the Barter Theatre Award to Dorothy Stickney, the award being presented by Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt (undated, presumed 1939, folded twice). "Life with Father" proved quite popular, and was the longest-running nonmusical production on Broadway (a record the play still maintains). Basis for the 1947 film directed by Michael Curtis and starring William Powell, Irene Dunn, and a youthful Elizabeth Taylor in her seventh film role. A lovely association and quite uncommon. Near Fine in a Very Good plus or better dust jacket. Spine ends lightly bumped, with very faint tape ghosts at the pastedowns. Brief chipping and moderate rubbing at the jacket extremities.

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        [Photo Album]: RAF Mechanic 1940-1945 Middle East and South Africa

      North Africa, Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem, Cairo, Elarish, Tripoli, Tobruk, Benghazi. 1940-1945. Oblong small quarto. Measuring 7.5" x 10". String-tied green cloth over paper boards. Contains 119 sepia toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1.5" x 2.5" and 3" x 4", with captions. The album is very good with bumped corners and rubbing, with near fine photographs.A photo album kept by Andrew Aitken while serving with the Royal Air Force during World War II. Aitken gained the rank of L.A.C. (leading aircraftman) formerly known as mechanic first class and the lowest rank to earn an insignia. The photographs begin with images of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem when they were part of "Mandatory Palestine" where the RAF was stationed in an effort to protect against Italian bombing. The sights of both locations are captured here with images of the new bustling city centers and the ancient tombs that dot the landscape. Aitken then went on to Cairo where he took photos of "Arab women" with water pitchers on their heads, the Garden of Peace, the Sphinx, and uniformed men in the desert. He also spent time at the RAF training facility in Durban, South Africa. Throughout the war Aitken travels extensively in the Middle East going to various camps and bases in Libya, Egypt, and Palestine, including Tripoli, Tobruk, and Alexandria. One section of photos shows the Nazi headquarters in Benghazi with flags adorned with swastikas, crashed German planes, and disassembled Axis tanks. An eerie photo shows a Nazi cemetery in the middle of Benghazi with grave markers complete with the Iron Cross and Swastikas. Another photo shows Aitken on a motorcycle in the desert posing with other RAF airmen, a later photo of the same group is captioned, "desert rats" and shows them cooking a meal. Towards the end of the album there are photos from a Bob Hope show in Tunisia with Hope on a makeshift stage surrounded by hundreds of soldiers; there is also a photo of performing duo Carol and Bonny Downs. A handful of photos show local people interacting with the airmen as well as the men at rifle practice hidden behind mounds of sand or traveling in a convoy. Aitken was released from duty in November of 1945 and his release papers are laid in.An interesting accumulation of images depicting an RAF mechanic's tour of duty in the Middle East. .

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        A Gépember. [The Man Machine.]

      Miklós Korschelt ca. 1940, Kispest - Original, vintage, black and white photograph. Stamped by the photographer, Miklós Korschelt on verso. Title and date in pencil on verso. 180 × 240 mm. Extremely scarce original photograph of the robot, designed by Sándor Bortyik. The "man machine" was exhibited in Budapest at the International Fair in the 1940s (according to other sources in 1937). Built by László Zelenka (1902-1960; electrical and radio engineer) the "Hungarian Edison" and it's futuristic body was designed by Sándor Bortnyik (1893-1976), the Hungarian avant-garde artist. The approximately 2 meter high robot could detect the audience via photo-electric cells in its eyes and stand up using motors in the base, while its arms were hold onto a solid post to keep the balance. In this position it could deliver a recorded message, or a radio message via a loudspeaker cashed in the mouth. Extremely scarce image of the hardly documented "Budapest Robot". [Bibl.: Reichardt, J.: Robots. Fact, Fiction, and Prediction. New York: Viking Press, 1978.; Falus, L. Dr., et al.: Zelenka László, a rádiótechnika úttör?je, a ?Magyar Edison". Budapest: Hírközlési Múzeumi Alapítvány - Mackensen, 2008.]. Four pinholes at corners. Corners chipped. Overall in fine condition. Original, vintage, black and white photograph. Stamped by the photographer, Miklós Korschelt on verso. Title and date in pencil on verso. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Francia m?vészeti alkotások kiállítása magyar magántulajdonból. Franciaország budapesti követének védnöksége alatt. [?]. Exposition d'Art Français. Des collections privées de Hongrie, organisée sous le haut petronage de Monsieur Pierre Guerlet Ministre de France à Budapest. [?]

      Gróf Almássy Éva M?vészeti Intézete, Budapest 1940 - With 32 photographic reproduction. First edition. Text in Hungarian and French. In publisher's printed wrappers. 28 p., and 17 plates. Catalogue of the 1940 exhibition of French art in Hungarian private collections. Almost 300 works were exhibited and the brochure contains 32 reproduction of works by Eugène Delacroix, Paul Gauguin, Claude Monet, Paul Signac, Édouard Manet, Paul Cézanne, Auguste Rodin, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Vincent van Gogh, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Théodore Géricault, Théodore Chassériau, Gustave Courbet, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Charles-François Daubigny, Eugène Carrière, Jean-François Raffaëlli, Honoré Daumier, Constantin Guys, Edgar Degas, François-Hubert Drouais. Wrappers somewhat dusted. An inkblot to rear cover. Overall in fine condition. In publisher's printed wrappers First edition. Text in Hungarian and French. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        [Photo Album]: Air Dispatch Ltd Mostly during World War II

      Cardiff, Wales. 1940s. Oblong quarto. Measuring 11" x 8". String-tied brown leather over paper boards. Contains 347 sepia toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1.25" x 1.25" and 7" x 9", with captions and related ephemera. Album is very good with worn edges and tears on the tissue guards with near fine photographs with occasional creasing.A photo album kept by a pilot while working for Air Dispatch, Ltd. out of the United Kingdom beginning in the late 1930s, many focusing on the war years, and with a few later photos from the 1950s. The company specialized in shipping goods as well as providing special charter planes out of the Airport of London in Croydon and Heston Airport in Middlesex, and also from a hub in Cardiff, Wales. The album shows a variety of different planes with captions listing the type of vessel and the date that the photo was taken. The compiler also documented numerous crashes, as well as planes that were used by famous aviators of the time including Amy Johnson's Percival Gull aircraft with Johnson barely visible in the background. Johnson had just set a racing world record on a trip to South Africa. The album shows take-offs and landings, as well as mid-flight photographs taken from both the ground and while flying. One photo of a German plane with a swastika on the tail which reads, "Sept. 1st 1939 on the last regular scheduled airline run by Seutche Luft Hansa before the outbreak of war." One page shows the process of repairing a plane from a severe crash in 1940.Many of the planes in the early 1940s were involved in the war effort and the airports were used to repair and refuel before the next mission. A French Potez 63-11 plane is featured here after being "shot down near Eastbourne after a German raid on London Sept. 1940." Later a similar plane is seen that was part of a Free French Air Force. There are also wonderful aerial photos from the skies over England and the Channel. One photo reads, "cargo boat in mid-Channel from 2000 ft. Dec. 39;" another reads, "Croydon control tower seen while coming in to land 1939." A photo of Hawker Hurricane aircraft in a V-formation reads, "hurricanes over Wallington February 1941." The Hurricane, while often overshadowed by the Spitfire, was an important part of the British victory during the Battle of Britain. Many of the German planes at the base are referred to as "junkers." Laid-in are some larger photos measuring 6.5" x 8.5" of aircraft and one of the pilots of the Channel Islands Airways. Also present are a pad of unused "store requisitions" forms, a 1956 customs inquiry, a Rolls-Royce aircraft engine advertisement, and a charter plane advertisement.A rich and extensive look at the war time efforts of a merchant airline company. .

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        Eigenh. Gedichtmanuskript m. U.

      o. O. , Neujahrsgruß 1940 - 8vo. 4 pp. Unter dem Kriegseindruck schrieb Hesse „zwei Gedicht aus der Kriegszeit 1914/18" mit den Titeln „Friede" (20 Zeilen) und „Wenn auch" (8 Zeilen). Beide Gedichte aus dem Jahr 1918. - Sehr dekorativ. Auf Briefbogen mit gedruckter Zeichnung „Holzschnitt nach einem Aquarell von Hermann Hesse".

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        Amanitaceae

      1940 - fort de trois parties en Milan, Mediolani, 1940-1941, in-8, fort de trois parties en deux volumes de I. VIII, 427, (1bl.)pp, et un frontispice , II. 73 planches, plein maroquin rouge de Levitzky, dos à 4 nerfs, tranches dorées, gardes jaspées, sous emboitage, Unique édition de cette œuvre majeure du mycologue français sur l'espèce des amanites. Cette importante monographie d'histoire naturelle forme le supplément, et le volume XXVII, de "l'Iconographia Mycologica" de Bresadola. E.J. Gilbert divise son œuvre en 3 fascicules. Dans le premier, la "partie générale", il définit sa méthode scientifique de naturaliste et donne de nombreux conseils sur la manière de compiler, décrire et déterminer les objets observés ; puis il propose une longue liste de synonymes et une classification de la famille des amanitacées ; enfin, il illustre son propos de 49 planches représentant des spores. Dans le second fascicule, "la partie spéciale", l'auteur décrit chaque espèce en latin, ajoute des observations en français et termine par une bibliographie. Le dernier fascicule forme un atlas de 73 planches qui se composent de 59 illustrations en couleurs dont 11 furent dessinées par Gilbert lui-même et de 14 reproductions photographiques en noir. Sur les gardes des deux volumes, ex-libris de 1965 "à Rémy", "petit-fils premier né" de Gilbert. On joint : "La vie d'un mycologue. Mon maitre, Edouard-Jean Gilbert" par Louis Imler portant un envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à ces "chers amis, Monsieur et Madame Poulain-Gilbert". Superbe exemplaire ayant appartenu à la famille de l'auteur et habillé d'un fin maroquin rouge, en parfait état [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Problem Of The Wire Cage

      Hamish Hamilton, London 1940. First Edition in original blue cloth with green titles to the spine and front. 8vo. 288pp. VG+ slight rubbing and edges a little dusty otherwise clean, bright and tight. In original 7/6 first issue dustwrapper showing overall wear, rubbing, creasing, chipping, small tape repairs to verso and some discolouration to the wrapper. 9197.

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        Brain Waves and Death.

      New York Scribners 1940. 8vo. 244pp.Near fine in publisher's sea-green cloth decorated in blue to spine and front board. Minor edgewear, tight and strong. In a very good indeed example of the pictorial dustwrapper (skeletal hand, loop of ECG printout disappearing off into the infintite, the usual) with a few minor spots of edgewear, but otherwise clean, bright and sharp. A posthumously published romp of experimental ECG related murder and mayhem (Willard Rick, a pseudonym of William Richards, committed suicide a month or so prior to the book being published) which by rights should not exist. Rick worked with none other than Alfred Lee Loomis at his Tuxedo Park laboratory; Loomis was one of those entertainingly "greater good" mad professor genius types who invented the microscope centrifuge, pioneered electroencephalography, revolutionised air traffic control and perhaps most interestingly was involved in the Manhattan Project. He deserves his own X-Files special basically. There's a lot of thinly veiled Loomis in Rick's novel, apparently too much for Loomis to feel comfortable with, so he ordered all copies bought up and destroyed. He clearly missed a box or two in his efforts to protect his secret palace of science, but copies of this are precious thin on the ground, and rarely seen in nice condition. Basically the book and the story of its publication have the makings of perhaps two halfway decent movies.

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        Lehrschriften und Vorträge in der Waffen-SS: Heft 4: Die Vermessung von Beobachtungsstellen und Feuerstellung der SS-Artillerie im Bewegungs- und Stellungskrieg Als Handschrift gedruckt im Auftrage des Kommandos der Waffen-SS

      Druck Hans Markert 1940 Brosch 66 Mit dem Vermerk: \"\"Die literarische Verwertung ist ohne Erlaubnis des Kommandos der Waffen-SS verboten\"\". Mit einem Stempel der Waffen-SS. Extrem selten ! Einmalige Gelegenheit! Weltweit ist kein einziges Exemplar in einer öffentlichen Bibliothek nachweisbar!!! Zustand: befriedigender Zustand, Umschlag fleckig, innen sehr gut Versand D: 5,00 EUR SS - XX, Reichsführer-SS, Hauptamt, Waffen-SS, Heinrich Himmler, Reinhard Heydrich, Schutzstaffel, Schutzstaffeln, Schwarzes Korps

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        First Oor Wullie 1940 Annual

      UK: DC Thomson, 1940. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Soft cover. Fine. Dudley D Watkins. First Oor Wullie 1940 Annual DC Thomson Dudley D Watkins. Published by DC Thomson. 4to pictorial card covers. Illustrated throughout by Dudley D Watkins. A pristine copy, with no creasing, no marks or discolouration to covers or pages within. Thus possibly unique. Exceptionally fine. Further images on request.

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        Oor Wullie 1940 First Annual

      UK: DC Thomson, 1940. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Soft cover. Near Fine. Dudley D Watkins. Oor Wullie 1940 First Annual DC Thomson Dudley D Watkins. 4to pictorial card covers. Illustrated throughout by Dudley D Watkins. Light browning to margins of preliminary pages, covers remain bright, no loose or damaged pages. Scarce. Further images on request.

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        Hamlet

      1940 - FAULKNER, William. The Hamlet. New York: Random House, 1940. Octavo, original black cloth, original dust jacket. $5000.First trade edition of the first novel in the acclaimed and popular Snopes trilogy, in original dust jacket.The Hamlet was the only novel Faulkner published between Absalom, Absalom! (1936) and Knight's Gambit (1949). The critical response was very positive: Malcolm Cowley considered it Faulkner's best work since Sanctuary, while The New York Times hailed it as "nothing short of superbâ€"subtle and yet direct, humorous, homely, brilliantly evocative of a decaying South in the generation after the Civil War… In this book he is unsurpassable." Preceded by the signed limited edition of only 250 copies. Petersen A.221b. Brodsky 213. Bruccoli & Clark I:123. Blotner, 416. Book fine, dust jacket bright and lovely with only most minor wear to extremities. A nearly fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Over My Dead Body

      Collins Crime Club, London 1940. First Edition, in original Collins Crime Club orange cloth with black titles to the spine. VG+ clean and bright showing some bumpingand edges a little dusty. In VG+ original 7/6 dustwrapper showing overall slight wear, rubbing, slightest fading to spine and very small pieces or archival tape to rear. A couple of feint stins to verso. The text block is clean, bright and tight. Dated 1940 on verso of title page. Still a superb example in first issue dustwrapper. This is part of a collection of Collins Crime Club which we are listing. 9014

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

      1940. Hi, This lot is a 1940 Original Hardback Wisden in Good to Very Good Condition. For a 1940 this is closer to very good than good, plus it has not had any restoration which is rare as many 1940s (due to their usual poor condition) do. The boards are clean but show some age and darkness , the gilt is starting to fade but original and better than many, more so on the spine than the front. Odd dot mark to the boards. Internally the front hinge is weak and you can see a bit of mesh at the top of the book for 2 inches. Internally the pages are very good. Without restoration. Better than many 1940s. Some weakness at page 32. This hardback was my Nemesis for 3 years and a hard book to find, pretty impossible in very good condition (Im still looking so let me know if you have one). I have an alternative 1940 Hardback if needed, it is a lot cheaper as in a lot poorer condition.

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        REVUE DES ETUDES ANCIENNES TOME XLII

      MELANGES RADET 1940 - RO20148420: 710 pages. Ecritures sur la première page. In-8 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 840-Littératures des langues romanes. Littérature française [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        IL CROCIATO NERO. Gli Albi del Vittorioso n.10, Supplemento al n. 21 de ?Il Vittorioso?.

      Il Vittorioso 1940 In - 4 p. (mm. 295x290), bross. orig. a colori (picc. restauro alla cucitura della cop.), spillato (ma rimosse le graffette metalliche), pp. 32. Cine - romanzo completo a colori di CAESAR; secondo romanzo a fumetti scritto dal celebre Gian Luigi Bonelli. Nel ns. esempl.: prima carta restaur. per strappetto margin., qualche alone al marg. bianco, altrimenti in buono stato.

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        JÜDISCHES NACHRICHTENBLATT: AUSGABE WIEN. 1940: NRS 66, 83, 86 & 105; 1941: NRS 20, 22, 27, 29, 30/31, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 55, 56, 57, 59, 62, 63, 65, 67 (22 ISSUES TOTAL)

      Vienna, Jüdischen Kultusgemeinde 1940-41 - 1st edition. Folio. Newspaper. Illustrated throughout. Includes many advertisements and numerous personal family announcements. Following the Kristallnacht pogroms of November 1938, Jewish life in Germany and Austria was even further curtailed and all remaining Jewish newspapers were shut down by the government. In their place, the Nazi Party ordered the creation of a single, new Jewish newspaper, "Das Jüdische Nachrichtenblatt, " that would be directly under Gestapo control. It was published concurrently in Berlin, Vienna and Prague and was occupied to a large extent with announcing the ever-increasing number of anti-Semitic discriminations, orders and exclusions imposed by the Reich government. Over the course of its history, the editors of the Jüdische Nachrichtenblatt were Leo Kreindler (1938-42) and Willi Pless (1942-43) . The Berlin edition ran from the 23rd November, 1938 until the final issue of 4th June 1943. The Prague edition continued until 1945. In a ghoulish twist of Nazi irony, Gentiles were forbidden from reading the Jüdische Nachrichtenblatt yet the newspaper's targeted readership, the Jews, were literally hounded to their deaths by the very authorities who presided over the newspaper's ownership! See Reiner Burger, Von Goebbels Gnaden: "Jüdisches Nachrichtenblatt" 1938-1943 (2001) . A mixed collection of 102 issues from Berlin and Prague sold at auction in 2015 for 9225.00 USD. Paper is in outstanding condition, far better than generally found for newsprint of the era. Some issued trimmed at margins, occasionaly touching a letter or two, but with no loss of text. Very Good Condition overall (kh-5-48) [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Kitty Foyle The Natural History Of A Woman

      RKO Radio Pictures 1940 - This is an Original Theatrical Release 27" x 41" Movie Poster of the film Kitty Foyle, starring Ginger Rogers in her Academy Award-Winning Performance. Poster is in VG to Fine Condition, is linen backed and has been professionally archive mounted in a dual accent frame with museum glass. The stated price includes domestic shipping with insurance included. However, local pick up will result in a discounted price. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Masters of the Parachute Mail

      Herbert Jenkins, 1940. Hardcover. Good/No Dustjacket. 1940. 254 pages. No dust jacket. Peach cloth with black lettering.Firm binding. Moderate foxing, tanning and handling marks with inscription of previous owners name at front endpaper. Faint pencil marking at rear endpaper with intermittent dog-eared corners. Scuffing along block-edge with speckling at front and rear.Moderate rubbing and scuffing along spine. Noticeable bumping, rubbing and scuffing to spine ends and to corners with noticeable rubbing, scuffing, tanning and wear along edges and over surfaces.

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        COLLECTED POEMS OF ROBERT FROST with AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT POEM

      Halcyon House (1940), New York - Third Printing. This copy has been SIGNED by the author and INSCRIBED "For Daniel Smythe/Boston December 1940" with the complete eight-line poem "The Pasture," the first poem in the book, entirely in the poet's hand on the front endpaper. Interestingly Frost appears to have made a mistake at the beginning of the penultimate line and, though neatly done, it is clear that he erased a word or two and wrote over it. "The Pasture" is one of Frost's best known poems and not commonly encountered, complete, in manuscript form. Near Fine in a complete, Good dustwrapper [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Die sechs beruhmten Maler der Ch\'ing-Dynastie - Wang Shih-mim, Wang Chien, Wu Li, Wang Hui, Yün Shou-p\'ing, Wang Yüan-ch\'i. (Selected Chinese Paintings by Six Master Painters of the Ch\'ing Dynasty)

      Leipzig, E. A. Seemann, 1940. 4° 4°, 33 x 24 cm. 107 Seiten Text im Broschüre u. alle 58 Bilder mit Seidenpapier in losen Tafeln, davon 2 mehrfach gefaltet, zusammen mit Seidenhemdchen in OHalbleinenkassette (leicht bestoßen) mit goldgeprägtem RTitel u. montiertem goldenen VDeckelschild. Untere Ecke der Kassette leicht bestoßen, ansonsten sehr gutes Exemplar. (4°, 33 x 24 cm. A 107-page book and complete 58 paintings on loose plates - 2 folded - contained in portfolio. In fine condition and with tissue guards.) Very fine, almost perfect copy! Versand D: 5,00 EUR Chinesische Kunst, Malerei

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        Historia de la Segunda Republica Española. 4 Volumenes. 1ª edicion

      Destino, Barcelona 1940 - cubiertas editorialesdel Tomo I, II y IV, con pequeñas pérdidas en lomera, Tomo III encuadernado en tela con tejuelo, interior bien conservado láminas fotográficas, . 1464 págs.

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        Original drawing for a New Yorker magazine cartoon, pen and wash

      [New York] 1940 - Pen and ink and wash, signed "Wm. Steig" (lower left). 1 vols. 7 x 6 in. A husband seated on his bed of nails imperiously summons his stubborn wife to join him on hers. "William Steig is the doyen of New Yorker artists, having contributed to the magazine since 1930. He is the author of more than forty books, including many beloved children's books. His drawings and watercolors are in the permanent collections of numerous museums ?" (The New Yorker, Dec. 15, 1997). This is a vintage example of the work of one of the magazine's most beloved artists, whose popularity has never waned. Pen and ink and wash, signed "Wm. Steig" (lower left). 1 vols. 7 x 6 in [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        That Night in Rio [The Road to Rio] (Original screenplay for the 1941 film)

      Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1940. Revised Final Script for the 1941 film musical, "That Night in Rio" (here under the working title, "The Road to Rio"), directed by Irving Cummings, based on the 1934 play, "The Red Cat" by Rudolph Lothar and Hans Adler, written for the screen by Jessie Ernst, George Seaton, Bess Meredyth, Hal Long, and Samuel Hoffenstein (with only Seaton and Hoffenstein credited here), and starring Alice Faye, Don Ameche, and Carmen Miranda. A musical remake of "Folies Bergere" (1936), which was in turn based on the 1934 Broadway play, "The Red Cat." Another grand entry in Fox's canon of stellar Technicolor musicals from the 1930s and 1940s, with Ameche playing a dual role (husband and lover), Carmen Miranda in full South American splash mode, and Alice Faye left to decide what to do. Red studio wrappers, stamped REVISED SHOOTING FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped project No. 589 and copy No. 127, dated Nov. 13, 1940, and with holograph file notation "Env. #1350" at the top right corner. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. Title page present, with credits for Seaton and Hoffenstein. 143 leaves, mimeograph, with a few blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 11/16/40 and 11/29/40. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound with three gold brads.

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        Portrait Of Jennie

      New York, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940 Stated First Edition. Dated 1940 On The Title Page With 1940 Marked Out On The Copyright Page. Stated: This First Edition Of "Portrait Of Jennie" By Robert Nathan Which Appeared Serially In Fall 1939 Issues Is Presented To You With The Compliments Of Redbook Magazine. The Book Is Bound In Light Orange Cloth With Black Lettering And Decoration On The Spine. Black Stamped Decoration On The Front. The Top Edges Are Dyed Black. The Book Has Minor Wear And The Pages Have Tanned. The Unclipped Jacket ($2.00) Is Worn And Has Small Chips And Tears. The Spine Is Lightly Sunned.

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        L'Ile d'Anticosti. Whose Wild and Barbaric Charm has Attracted Ardent Fisherman from All the World

      Hartford, Ct: Privately printed, 1940. First edition thus, ONE OF 150 COPIES (50 in full calf, 100 in wrappers). Foreword by Eugene E. Wilson. 9 mounted color plates, large folding map of the Island in rear pocket. xvii, [3], 101, [3] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original full brown calf - one of 50 thus -- with gilt-stamped name "John Byrne" on upper cover. Spine slightly rubbed. First edition thus, ONE OF 150 COPIES (50 in full calf, 100 in wrappers). Foreword by Eugene E. Wilson. 9 mounted color plates, large folding map of the Island in rear pocket. xvii, [3], 101, [3] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. ONE OF 50. Adaptation by Wilson of Schmitt's MONOGRAPHIE DE L'ILE D'ANTICOSTI (Paris, 1904), the first three chapters being translated by two scholars; the fifth chapter compiled by Wilson "from descriptions submitted by men who long have fished and loved Anticosti's streams" Bruns W-132 (giving erroneous date of 1939); Bibliotheca Salmo Salar 119

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        Stag at Bay (Two scripts for the play and unproduced film)

      N.p.: N.p., N.d.. Two scripts for "Stag at Bay" by Charles MacArthur and Nunnally Johnson, from Johnson's estate. Johnson was a screenwriter, director, and producer, and highlights of his 40 year career include "The Grapes of Wrath" (1940), "The Three Faces of Eve" (1957), and "The Dirty Dozen" (1967). Womanizing screen idol Bart Starling escapes from the Lazy Meadows Health Farm, where he has been sent to dry out by his agent, and shows up at an all-girls boarding school hoping to reconcile with his long-lost daughter, a meeting that is complicated by his interest in the school's statuesque physical education teacher, Helga. Draft script for the stage play by Johnson and MacArthur. The play, based on two incidents in the life of John Barrymore, was slated for a Broadway debut, staring Frederick March and Ingrid Bergman, in 1942 but was canceled when Barrymore died. Johnson and MacArthur continued to revise the work until MacArthur's death in 1956. The play was considered lost until it was discovered among MacArthur's papers at Florida State University, where it debuted in 1974, and subsequently gone on to a number of repertoire and off-Broadway productions. Blue studio wrappers printed with logo of the William Morris Agency, noted as copy No. 19, undated but circa 1956. Title page present with credits for screenwriters Nunnally and MacArthur. 113 leaves, mechanically reproduced. Pages Fine, wrapper Near Fine, internally bound with three gold brads. Draft typescript for an unproduced film, with a couple of brief notations by screenwriter Johnson, based on the play by Johnson and Charles MacArthur. While this script is the same story as the play Johnson collaborated on with MacArthur, the dialog is completely different, and it is clearly a screenplay rather than play script. Given that the script is dated from the time after MacArthur's death when the play was lost, and that credit on the screenplay is for Johnson only, it is likely that this script represents a solo attempt by Johnson to rewrite and revive the material for the screen. Black studio wrappers, with a printed label noting the film title and with credit for screenwriter Johnson. Title page present, carbon, dated June 1964, with credit for screenwriter Johnson. 143 watermarked leaves, typed, with notations throughout. Pages Fine, wrapper Near Fine, internally bound with three gold brads. Complete collation available on request.

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        Mandrill" originale Kohlezeichnung ca.51,5x35,5cm (Darstellung/Image size) auf Zeichenpapier (56x43cm) handschriftlich betitelt und monogrammiert "K B" um 1940

      - Das dynamische und ausdrucksstarke Blatt an den Rändern mit Kleberesten ehemaliger Montierung und insgesamt etwas wellig; die Darstellung papier- wie lichtbedingt gebräunt.

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        I Married Adventure

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First edition, first printing. Signed and inscribed to previous owner by Osa Johnson on pictorial front free end paper. Near Fine. Light rubbing to cloth. Very light shelf lean. Previous owner details in ink on front free end paper. Pages toned, but text is clean. A very fresh copy, in much nicer shape than normally found in. Signed by Osa Johnson.

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        Svet tezních vezí a zelezáren

      Prague: Neubert a Synové 1940 - Octavo, wrappers, 44pp. "The World of Mining Towers & Ironworks," a study of contemporary heavy industry with photography by Vladimir Hipman throughout. Hipman (1908-1976) was a renowned commercial photographer influenced by the Neue Sachlichkeit and focused on Czech industry from the 1930s to the 1950s. This is a rare photobook with some of his finest compositions. It was published by the prestigious Neubert & Sons who specialized in fine photogravures. Rare, with one library copy found in North America. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Lot of 47 United States Hydrographic Office Charts of the Philippine Islands

      Washington, D.C.: U.S. Navy Hydrographic Office.. Ca. 1940-1952. Various editions.. TOTAL OF 47 CHARTS, sheets vary from approx. 27 x 21 inches to 30 x 50 inches (one is 22 x 18 inches), folded as issued. There are less than 10 maps with significant faults, all the other maps are in good to very good condition. The main map of the islands (#4200) has a crease at top right and lower left, the right margin is soiled with paper loss and a split just enters the map, small stain approx. 2 inches along right fold, soiling on verso. Two maps have paper loss to margins just affecting the border of the charts; approximately 4 other maps have some tears into the map area and soiling. Map numbers from 4200 to 4720. There are 2 duplicates: of #4229 and 4604. This lot represents an extensive mapping of the Philippine coasts and coastal area. Charts mark soundings in fathoms or feet and various natural and man-made features of the coastal area. One of the maps is not a Hydrographic Office map; it is titled 'Seventh Amphibious Force Anchorage Chart. Philippine Islands. Cavite.' PRICE IS FOR THE LOT OF MAPS. .

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        The Devil and Miss Jones (Original screenplay for the 1941 film)

      Santa Monica: RKO Radio Pictures, 1940. Final script for the 1941 screwball comedy film. A key film in the American screwball comedy cycle, with proletarian elements deftly woven into a hilarious, smart, and blizzard-paced story. Nominated for two Academy Awards, including Best Screenplay. Cantankerous tycoon John P. Merrick (Charles Coburn) goes undercover as a shoe clerk at his own New York department store to identify agitators trying to form a union, after seeing a newspaper picture of his employees hanging him in effigy. He befriends fellow clerk Mary Jones (Jean Arthur) and her recently fired boyfriend Joe O'Brien (Robert Cummings), a labor union organizer. Through his firsthand experiences, he grows more sympathetic to the needs of his workers, while finding unexpected love with sweet-natured clerk Elizabeth Ellis (Spring Byington). Pink studio wrappers, noted as FINAL SCRIPT on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 112, dated November 26, 1940, with credits for screenwriter Krasna. Holograph pencil notations on the front wrapper indicating that the script should be returned to the Warner Brothers Story Department. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. Title page integral with the first page of the text, with credits for screenwriter Krasna. 182 leaves, mimeograph, with blue revision pages at the verso, dated 3/4/41 and 3/6/41. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good bound with three gold brads.

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        Walt Disney's Fantasia

      Simon & Schuster, New York 1940 - 153pp. Quarto [33 cm] gray cloth with the title stamped in blue on the front board and backstrip. Good. Crayon scribbles to rear board and endsheets and pastedowns. Lacks the uncommon jacket. Hinges going. A wonderful copy of the book that was published to accompany the movie, that is signed by thirteen people (including Walt Disney) that all worked at Walt Disney studios in the 1940s. All of the inscriptions are to Jodie [Ferguson] Brudge, who was a secretary at Disney Studios, and upon her leaving (to get married, raise family, etc.) she asked those that she worked with to inscribe her copy of Fantasia, and several did, and included some really lovely illustrations and many include warm and heartfelt inscriptions.Inscribed by Walt Disney on the title page: "To Jodie Best Wishes Walt Disney". Page [10] has an original full-color illustration by Milt Banta of a card game between Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Milt Banta, with the inscription "Best Wishes Always Milt Banta." Page [14] has a full page original illustration by Russ Dyson of a "ye olde family tree" for the Ferguson [Jodie] and Dyson branches. On the Dyson branch is a self-portrait of Dyson as a bird, with the inscription: "I Hope the Ferguson Branch Doesn't grow any Larger! Good Luck - Russ Dyson 1/18/46." Page [57] has an original watercolor of a tree branch and paint container, and the inscription: "Jodie - If you ever run across any automatic paint brushes like these - let me know. - Claude Coats."Page [82] has a twenty-six line inscription that is warm and thoughtful from Ben [Sharpsteen].Page [95] has an original color illustration of a frog fishing and the inscription: "An 'Good Fishin' to you all the time - Jodie. Hugh Hennesy"Page [102] has an original color illustration of a self-portrait of Bill Berg, with the inscription "Good Bye Jodie - We'll Miss You!!! Bill Berg."Page [118] has an original illustration of a self-portrait of Jerry Hathcock waking from a nightmare, with the inscription: "Gad!! What a Nightmare! Maybe Jodie is smart to leave. Good Bye + Good Luck, Jerry Hathcock."Page [119] has an original illustration of a bouquet of flowers, that has been drawn into the hand/wing of the printed ostrich, with the inscription: "Best Luck and Good Wishes Jodie. Phil Barber."Page [121] has an original illustration of a self-portrait of J. Eric Gurney who is holding a banner that reads: "Best Wishes to Jodie." The opposite end of the banner is being held by the printed hippopotamus.Page [126] has an original illustration of a self-portrait of Nick Nichols (being held aloft by the printed elephant), with the inscription: "Bye Bye Jodie Come Back And Work For Me Again. Best Nick Nichols."Page [159] has an original full-page illustration of Jodie as a centaurette, with the inscription: "G'bye Now. Lots of Luck an' Stuff to Jodie. George Rowley." The verso of the rear free endsheet contains an original illustration of a guitar player in a pancho and sombrero with the inscription: " Good Luck Jodie. William de la Torre." [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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