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        The Ox-Bow Incident

      New York: Random House,, 1940. Octavo. Original oatmeal cloth, titles to gilt and in blue, top edge stained blue. With the dust jacket. Endpapers somewhat browned, spine and edges of the boards very lightly tanned but an excellent copy in the nicked and rather tanned dust jacket with a few short tears and the odd trace of tape removal to the verso. First edition, first printing. From the library of John "Jack" McGowan with his rubber stamp to the front pastedown. Jack McGowan's film credits include writer of the screenplay for Broadway Melody 1935 and 1940, Babes in Arms and an unused treatment for Show Boat (1951).

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        THE OX-BOW INCIDENT

      New York: Random House. Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket. 1940. First Edition. Hardcover; First Printing. DJ with minor fraying and a few closed tears. Endpapers a bit browned ; "A story of the west in 1885 by one of the most exciting writers of our time"; 8vo; 309 pages .

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        Chambre de Hotel

      Paris: Librairie Artheme Fayard. (1940). First. First edition. Unopened and untrimmed. Bound in contemporary half calf and marbled paper covered boards with front wrap bound in. Modest rubbing and a trifle foxed in the text, near fine. Copy XXXIX (39) of LX (60) on velin azure de Voiron paper. Inscribed by the author using much of the half-title: "Pour un a tres chere Alice, un certain bleu ciel, anemique et sentimental, n'd-t-il pas toujours ete un saveur dans les Chambres de Hotel, de bon tou? Mais le tendre amitie que je vous porte est meilleur teint, et resiste a l'usage, et ne raint in le chaud l'humidite! Colette" Which translates to something like: "For a very dear Alice, a blue sky, anemic and sentimental, has not the flavor in Chambers Hotel been good always? But the tender friendship I have for you is in better complexion, and resists wear, and resists the moist heat! Colette". The recipient was likely Colette's old friend Alice Benard-Fleury of Toulon, with whom she corresponded during the War years. .

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        Chateau Frontenac, Quebec

      Quebec 1940. (Photograph) Very good. Artist Unknown. 29.25" X 35". Original B / W photograph. In large wooden frame which reads 'CP' at bottom. In very good condition with only slight yellowing due to age. Grey matting. A nice image of the Chateau. B / W historic photo of Château Frontenac, an imposing hotel with five brick and stone wings and a central tower erected in seven stages between 1892 and 1993. It is prominently located on a cliff overlooking the St. Lawrence River, within the Québec historic district. The Château Frontenac was designed by American architect Bruce Price, as one of a series of "château" style hotels built for the Canadian Pacific Railway company (aka CPR) during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. CPR'S policy was to promote luxury tourism by appealing to wealthy travelers. The Château Frontenac opened in 1893, five years after the Banff Springs Hotel, which was owned by the same company and similar in style..

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        Official History Of Australia In The War Of 1914-18. 12 Volumes.

      Angus & Robertson, Australia, 1940, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: GoodSize: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall, 12 volumes. All volumes in their delivery slip cases. 10 of 12 volumes with original plain white dust jackets. Overall very good unmarked condition; general light foxing and minimal to nil wear. Some volumes appear to have been never previously removed from slip cases. Vol. I. The Story Of Anzac by CEW Bean. 1941 11th Edition in Very Good condition exhibiting only very light foxing to endpapers and page ends. --- Vol. II. The Story Of Anzac by CEW Bean. 1940 10th Edition in Very Good condition exhibiting only very light foxing to endpapers and page ends. --- Vol.III. The A.I.F. In France 1916 by CEW Bean. 1940 11th edition in Very Good condition exhibiting only very light foxing to endpapers and page ends. --- Vol. IV. The A.I.F. in France 1917 by CEW Bean. 1941 11th edition in Very Good condition exhibiting only very light foxing to endpapers and page ends. ---Vol. V. The A.I.F. in France 1918 by CEW Bean. 1940 7th edition in Very Good condition exhibiting only very light foxing to endpapers and page ends. --- Vol. IV. The A.I.F. in France 1918 by CEW Bean. 1942 edition not stated in good condition exhibiting light foxing; small amount of red colour loss to binding at head of spine; very light wear to binding. --- Vol. VII. Sinai and Palestine by H.S. Gullett. 1941 10th edition in good condition exhibiting light foxing to endpapers and page ends; light creasing to several early pages. --- Vol. VIII. Australian Flying Corps by F.M. Cutlack. 1940 10th edition in Very Good condition exhibiting only very light foxing to endpapers and page ends. --- Vol. IX. The Royal Australian Navy by A.W. Jose. 1941 9th edition in Very Good condition exhibiting only very light foxing to endpapers and page ends. --- Vol. X. The Australians At Rabaul by S.S. Mackenzie. 1940 9th edition in Very Good condition exhibiting only very light foxing to endpapers and page ends. --- Vol. XI. Australia During The War by Ernest Scott. 1940 6th edition in Very Good condition exhibiting only very light foxing to endpapers and page ends. --- Vol. XII. Photographic Record Of The War. 1941 15th edition in Good Condition exhibiting only light foxing to endpapers and page ends and very light wear to binding. --- This is the definitive work on Australia's Endeavours during the great war, In Slip Case

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        Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde. Abt. II: Exotische Fauna. Band VI: DIE AMERIKANISCHEN SPINNER UND SCHWÄRMER.

      Stuttgart 1940. 3 volumes (2 text vols. & atlas). 4to. pp. viii, 1452, viii, with 198 chromolithographed plates. Unbound in portfolio.

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        [High School Yearbook]: Shortridge Annual (1940)

      Indianapolis: Shortridge High School. 1940. First. First and only edition. Quarto. Unpaginated. Tan figured leatherette. Many student signatures, a little soiling, else a near fine copy. High school yearbook for the senior year of author Kurt Vonnegut. Vonnegut is pictured in various places: in his senior picture, on student council, as an editor on the newspaper, and probably a few more places we didn't have the energy to identify. .

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        High School Yearbook]: Shortridge Annual (1940)

      Shortridge High School, Indianapolis 1940 - First and only edition. Quarto. Unpaginated. Tan figured leatherette. Many student signatures, a little soiling, else a near fine copy. High school yearbook for the senior year of author Kurt Vonnegut. Vonnegut is pictured in various places: in his senior picture, on student council, as an editor on the newspaper, and probably a few more places we didn't have the energy to identify. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Native Son - SIGNED

      Harpers, New York, 1940, Hardcover, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, A First Edition, First Printing, Signed By AuthorNear fine in a near fine unclipped dust jacket. Signed and dated (11/03/40) by the author on the front end paper. First issue with the title in black and red on the front cover and title page, First Edition statement and "A - P" on the copyright page. First issue green and yellow jacket, with price of $2.50 present and no blurbs on the spine. Jacket spine is slightly faded, corners and spine ends have wear with a tiny bit of loss. One snag on the front panel, difficult to see. A very nice copy, especially signed and dated in the year of publication, Book

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller]
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        Design for the Cal Aero Academy, Oxnard California. Plan

      ca. 1940. Gouache painting. 20 x 30 inches. Design for a World War II Air Force training facility. On board. Annotated on verso: for Mr. Sheets. Literature: Millard Sheets. One-Man Renaissance by Janice Lovoos and Edmund Penney, pp.66-67. A 1940s photograph is reproduced on p. 67, showing the actual construction based on this painting. Exhibited at: A Tapestry of Life. The World of Millard Sheets. The Millard Sheets Center for the Arts at Fairplex, Pomona, California. September 2007.

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        Chansons de France. Dessin de Fernand Léger. (Poets’ Messages.)

      New York (The Gotham Book Mart), 1940.. (16)pp. Line-drawn cover design by Léger. Sm. 4to. Dec. self-wraps., stitched with red thread. Glassine d.j. Copy no. 3, numbered in red, from the limited edition of 700 in all, printed on Chippendale Offset. Unspecified édition de tête, in which the blooms of the flowers on the cover--superimposed on a sketchily drawn map of France--have been hand-colored by Léger in red and blue, and initialled in ink by the artist. Published in New York, where both Léger and Ivan Goll were in exile during the war years, these very classical Gallic poems express Goll?'s anguished longing for his lost country. Partly uncut. A fine copy.

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        The County Fair

      New York: Oxford University Press. (1940). First. First edition. 32mo. Fine in modestly age-toned, near fine dustwrapper. A lovely copy of the author's third book. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        PRIMATO Lettere e arti in Italia. Direttori Giuseppe Bottai e Giorgio Vecchietti.

      Roma, 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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        The Ox-Bow Incident

      Random House, 1940, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, Signed by Author(s)This is a fifth-printing of the book which was later made into the film starring Henry Fonda, Harry Morgan, and Anthony Quinn, directed by William A. Wellman. It is inscribed to Stanley A. Maxson and signed by Walter V. T. Clark, dated May 23, 1941. The DJ is protected in a Brodart cover but has corners clipped (but NOT price-clipped), heavily chipped at spine and edges/corners. A few small bent page corners. Pictures will be sent upon request. Includes a newspaper article about the release of his second book. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Old West; Signed by Author(s). Inventory No: 002403.

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        TRAPPED

      Putnam 1940 - TRAPPED, Putnam, 1940, first edition, just about fine in like full color pictorial dust-wrapper with some slight wear. The authors first book published in the U.S. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Trapped

      G. P. Putnam's Sons New York (1940) - First Edition. AuthorÕs first book published in America. Mystery thriller involving a journalist on vacation in Cornwall and his discovery of a wartime secret. Near Fine in a Very Good dustjacket with shallow chipping to spine ends, shallow edge wear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The secret vanguard / by Micheal Innes

      London : V. Gollancz 1940 - Association copy, from the library of the author's mother, with her signature to front pastedown. 286 pages ; 19 cm. Subjects: Appleby, John, Sir (Fictitious character) -- Fiction. Police -- Great Britain -- Fiction. Genre: Thriller -- Fiction -- Novel -- Mystery. Very good copy, bound in the original light blue cloth. Titles in dark blue on spine. Spine cover sun-faded. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Slight lean to spine. Front hinge starting. Press clipping tipped-in to ffep. Light tanning to margins. Remains quite well-preserved overall. 1 Kg. 286 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Relations Between Attenuation and Phase in Feedback Amplifier Design

      New York: American Telephone and Telegraph Company, 1940. First Edition. Wraps. Near Fine. First Edition. 34 pages. Light blue printed wraps, with three holes punched near the spine (as issued). 8vo. Previous owner's name on back of front wrapper. Light browning to the edges. Wraps. The first separate appearance of this seminal paper, in Monograph B-1239 of the Bell Telephone System Technical Publication series. First published in the Bell System Technical Journal, July 1940 based on a presentation given at an IEEE Symposium on Network Theory in January 1940. This paper, Bode's "best known and most succinct contribution to feedback theory" pre-dates Bode's best known book "Network Analysis and Feedback Amplifier Design" by 5 years, and is the first publication on Bode plots, . It is a seminal work in the field of control theory. "Henry Wade Bode was widely known as one of the most articulate, thoughtful exponents of the philosophy and practice of systems engineering - the science and art of integrating technical components into a coherent system that is optimally adapted to its social function...[Bode] in 1929 transferred to Bell [Labs'] mathematical research group...and specialized in network theory and its application to long-distance communications. His extensive research in this field led eventually to the publication in 1945 of his classic book, 'Network Analysis and Feedback Amplifier Design'...During his carrer at Bell, he was granted 25 patents for innovations in the areas of transmission networks, transformer systems, electrical wave amplification, broadband amplifiers, and artillery computing...Bode received many honors during his career. In 1969 he was awarded the prestigious Edison Medal of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers [IEEE] 'for fundamental contributions to the arts of communication, computation and control and for guidance and creative counsel in systems engineering...With the death of Hendrik Bode, the country and university community lost of of the great engineering philosophers of his time." (Memorial Tributes, National Academy of Engineernig, Vol. 3) While not known to the average citizen, Bode is well known to engineering students for the Bode plot, which allows engineers to characterize a feedback amplifier and it's useful range of operation. Practically speaking, it helps engineers keep systems from operating at the extremes (like the shrill noise we've all heard when someone using a microphone gets too close the speaker broadcasting their words). Like many things, it was born from his need to solve a specific problem, and finding that after a search of the literature nothing practical existed. "As a consequence [ of developing mathematical methods for designing feedback amplifiers to specified tolerances ] it became possible to design reliable vacuum-tube circuitry, suitable for precision applications [in early computers ]." (Engineering and Science in the Bell System, p 353) Tamer Basar's Control Theory: Twenty-Five Seminal Papers (1932-1981), Mindell's Between Human and Machine: Feedback, Control, and Computing Before Cybernetics.

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        Flora Brasilica. Orchidaceas.

      Sao Paulo. 1940-1953.. 5 vols. -4°. 1258 p. 681 tables Soft cover. Flora Brasilica. Planejada e iniciada por F.C. Höhne. Fasc. 1, 5, 8, 10.. Complete set. All published. Families 44-96 not published.

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        Saint Louis Blues

      New York: Handy Brothers Music Co. Inc.. (1940). First. Quarto. 5, [1]pp. Bi-folium with loose leaf laid in. Some rubbing and faint creases, very good. Small affixed typed label: "When Mary Mac's review of W.C. Handy's autobiography appeared in the Memphis Commercial Appeal in June, 1941, Handy in appreciation sent her this autographed presentation copy." Inscribed by Handy on the front cover: "To Miss Mary Mac Franklin with great admiration and sincere appreciation. W.C. Handy 7-16-1941." Note laid in by the recipient, reiterating the typed label on the front. .

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        Wisden Cricketer's Almanack 1940

      John Wisden & Co. 1940 - Seventy-seventh edition. Original hardback. corners and head & tail of spine slightly rubbed, gilt on spine faded. A good copy.

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        [Photo Album]: 1940s New England Fishing Trip and Family Photos

      Hartford, Connecticut. 1940s. Oblong quarto. String-tied brown leather album with "photographs" stamped in gilt on the front cover measuring 11.5" x 15". Very good with wear on the board edges, loose pages, and some missing photos. A photo album containing 137 sepia toned or black and white photos in various sizes ranging from 3.75" x 2.75" to 3.5" x 5" without captions. The first half documents a fishing trip near Hartford, Connecticut, with photos of dozens of fish strung up, along with images of the fishermen and the occasional woman who caught them. The unnamed lake they were working can be seen here with nicely composed views of the New England landscape and the sun setting over the water. After a few blank pages, the album pick up again with a parade with nurses, men dressed as Native Americans, and a dog procession. The album concludes with a picnic, girls posing in fancy dresses (presumably for a school dance), and images of the family home throughout the seasons. An interesting vernacular photo album that captures the culture of 1940s New Englanders on the home front. .

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        Autograph Poem Signed ("Christopher Morley") to Alfred Eisenstaedt [with:] Autograph Note Signed ("Paul McNutt") and dated ("Washington, Janurary 6, 1940"), on verso

      Generation Cricket Club, february 23, 1940. 8vo (7-1/4 x 6-1/4 in.). Leaf from Eisenstaedt's notebook, recto and verso. . Morely's poem in full: "If Alfred Eisenstaedt played cricket- He'd bowl the ball right at the wicket: His art is greater than other men's- He bowls the light right through the lens- Alfred! No matter how you tricked your Sitter, you got a Perfect Picture!"

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        Liegender Akt in südlicher Landschaft. 1940. Öl auf Leinwand auf Karton aufgezogen. Unten rechts in Pinsel signiert und datiert: "H.Bandi 1940".

      - 66 : 80 cm. Vergl.: Plüss / von Tavel. Künstler-Lexikon der Schweiz XX. Jahrh., Bd. I, S. 48. - Biographisches Lexikon der Schweizer Kunst, Bd. I, S. 73. - Vereinzelt kleine Farbabsplitterungen.

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        Custom Clothes Vol 86

      New York and Chicago: International Tailoring Co.. (1940). Massive heavy folio. Two-part red-brown cloth gilt. A men's fashion sample book, consisting of chromolithograph and photographic illustrations, most of which face a page of large textile samples, six to a page. Slight foxing in the text, a few samples creased at the edges, but all samples are present, and very near fine. Very scarce. .

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        Custom Clothes. Vol. 86

      International Tailoring Co., New York and Chicago 1940 - Massive heavy folio. Two-part red-brown cloth gilt. A men's fashion sample book, consisting of chromolithograph and photographic illustrations, most of which face a page of large textile samples, six to a page. Slight foxing in the text, a few samples creased at the edges, but all samples are present, and very near fine. Very scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Custom Clothes Vol 86

      New York and Chicago: International Tailoring Co.. (1940). Massive heavy folio. Two-part red-brown cloth gilt. A men's fashion sample book, consisting of chromolithograph and photographic illustrations, most of which face a page of large textile samples, six to a page. Slight foxing in the text, a few samples creased at the edges, but all samples are present, and very near fine. Very scarce. .

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        Native Son

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1940 - 359 pages. First edition, first printing. First state book with the dark blue cover stamped in red and white. Signed by Wright on the first sheet. Near fine book in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear to the edges and corners. A small chip to the top edge of the front cover. A beautiful copy! [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        INTRODUCING DOCTOR ZODIAC

      London: Andrew Dakers Limited,. [1940]. Octavo, pp. [1-5] 6-195 [196-200] [note: last two leaves are blanks],. original blue cloth, spine panel stamped in gold.. Owner's name and address in ink on front free endpaper. A fine copy. in very good dust jacket with wear at edges and some general dust. soiling. An uncommon book. (#130270). First edition. An occult thriller in which Hitler tries to hire Doctor Zodiac, a Hungarian astrologer and psychologist, and an independently wealthy nobleman, to be his personal astrologer. The first of the two books featuring Doctor Zodiac. An unusual book that explores Hitler's known interest in the occult. The author was an astrologer as well as a successful author. Born in Germany of Hungarian and Austrian parents, he fled in 1935 to England, where he was recruited by the British secret service for any light he could throw on the astrological considerations that might influence the timing of Hitler's military moves. Bleiler (1978), p. 211. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Hubin (1994), p. 233.

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        [Photo Album] World War II South Pacific

      New Jersey, Virginia, California, Japan. circa 1940. Oblong octavo. Brown leather over paper covered boarded embossed with a large eagle and the words "photographs" stamped in gilt measuring 11.5" x 14". Contained within are approximately 280 black and white photographs measuring from 1.5" x 1.25" to 3.5" x 5" with some captions. A collection put together by an American solider during World War II while stationed in various parts of the United States and the Pacific. The album begins with training on the East coast starting in New Jersey with pictures captioned, "guns" and "more guns." From there they head to Virginia with images of rows of trucks, men hiding in bushes with machine guns, and shirtless men in a field. Further along in the album are camouflage training and a plane with a caption "plane trying to locate us." A large majority of the end of the album depicts a tour of duty in Japan and the South Pacific with pictures of soldiers and islanders. There are dozens of images of native huts, boats, and families from Sansapor in Dutch New Guinea dated October 1944 shortly after the Battle of Sansapor. Here the native people of the island can be seen donning grass skirts with some of the younger women posing in semi-glamour shots and others of full clans. The next base was in the Philippines, followed by Yokahama, Japan. The villages are all documented with markets, locals, and soldiers posing around the towns. The last picture is from November of 1945 of our young war hero back in the United States, smiling under a flag. A dense war photo collection, especially of the villages affected by the Japanese use of the South Pacific. .

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        Pack My Bag: A Self-Portrait

      London: Hogarth Press. 1940. First. First edition. Near fine in spine-tanned good plus, second issue dustwrapper with the folds professionally reinforced. Author's quirky memoir, written when he was 33, and in anticipation of what he believed to be his coming slaughter. .

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        Louis Brandeis writes fellow Zionist Elisha Friedman mentioning Henrietta Szold and the Provisional Zionist Committee

      "Fine Autograph letter signed ""Louis D. Brandeis"", one page, 6"" x 7"", November 3, 1940 (one year after leaving the Supreme Court, serving as the first Jewish Supreme Court Justice), on personalized letterhead, Washington, DC, addressed to Elisha Friedman, an economic consultant formerly employed by the Treasury Department. Fine. He writes: ""...The Ruffin volume is of special interest to me. His early study had been prescribed for me by Henrietta Szold; and I read it in 1914 before the formation of the Provisional Zionist Committee...""A steadfast and loyal Zionist, Friedman was a member of the American Economic Committee for Palestine, on the Board of the American Friends of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and on the Finance Committee of the Palestine Endowment Funds and the Hadassah Medical Organization. Not raised religious, Brandeis became involved in Zionism through a 1912 conversation with Jacob de Haas, editor of a Boston Jewish weekly and a follower of Theodore Herzl. Brandeis became active in the Federation of American Zionists as a result. With the outbreak of World War I, the Zionist movement's headquarters in Berlin became ineffectual, and American Jewry had to assume larger responsibility for the Zionist movement. When the Provisional Executive Committee for Zionist Affairs was established in New York, Brandeis accepted unanimous election to be its head. In this position from 1914 to 1918, Brandeis was the leader of American Zionism."

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        [The Snopes trilogy:] The Hamlet; The Town; The Mansion

      New York: Random House, , 1940?-57?-59. 3 volumes, octavo. Original black cloth, spine and front board lettered in yellow and red, top edge red; original red cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt and blue, pale grey flecked endpapers, top edge grey; original blue cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt and blue, pale blue endpapers, top edge yellow. With the pictorial dust jackets. An exceptional set in the bright jackets that have lightly toned spines and some nicks to extremities. First editions, first printings, trade issues.

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        High Sierra

      This overall very good+ first edition copy of High Sierra is extraordinary on a couple of fronts: it has an ARC (advance reading copy) review slip, signifying that it was delivered to a newspaper, radio station, or bookseller to review before the the book was officially released. Of the first printings out there, this was one of the first distributed. The other unique attribute is that is was signed, and presented as a gift, to "Pearl and Gene, from Kitty Kelly." Kitty Kelly was a fairly well-known Noir actress in her day - no, she did not star in High Sierra, nor did she star in any of Burnett's other films. But still, wouldn't it be nice to say that you own a first edition of High Sierra, signed by a Noir actress? Here's a link to her IMDb bio: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0446580/ The dust jacket is in good- condition, meaning it has seen some love. It is now protected by high-quality archival mylar, with the review slip ephemera neatly tucked inside the front flap. All edges, corners, and common wear points have some amount of wear, with the top edges being the most worn. The top edges have numerous chips, two 3/4" closed tears and chips at each front corner, and a 1"x1" nearly square skinning of the upper layer of paper at the topmost part of the spine. The titling is miraculously intact. There are some remnants of old, clear tape in that same area, which I have left alone. A previous mylar dust jacket protector stuck to this area, due to some old, exposed adhesive, where the tape had been roughly removed. Though it easily came away from the mylar with only a <0.5cm portion of skinning loss at the spine crease (see picture), I felt it was appropriate to remove any remaining adhesive from that area via careful conservator's work in order to prevent this from ever happening again. This is the only repair work that has been done anywhere on this jacket - and none has been done on the book. That said, if you decide to remove the jacket from the new mylar for inspection, please do so very carefully, as the jacket is very fragile. The bottom edges are in much better shape, with some shelf wear to the edges, two 1/8" chips on either side of the tail of the spine, and slightly chipped corners. The front jacket is still vivid and bright, not at all faded. The rear is tanned with age, and shows some scuffing. The spine is lightly sunned, and the jacket, verso, has a couple of small stains that do not appear on the front. Again, refer to the pictures above for reference.The orange-red cloth boards with navy stamping and titling are in near fine condition condition, with only a bumped head and tail of spine to show for all of the abuse that the dust jacket took. The cloth is unfaded. The corners are sharp and square, the binding crisp and tight. Papers are a bit age-browned, but still flexible and strong. Edgepapers are deckled and topstained red. An excellent strong, square copy. Alfred A. Knopf, 1940.Here's your chance, ladies and gents, to own an Honest-to-God, one-of-a-kind, highly collectible Noir novel by one of the genre's most preeminent authors. Don't miss out, dollface.Support lovers of the written word - your local independent booksellers!

      [Bookseller: Tin Owl Bookshoppe]
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        But Who Wakes the Bugler?

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company,, 1940. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine and pictorial design to upper board in black, pink top-stain. With the dust jacket. Spine and top-stain slightly faded. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with a short closed tear to the front panel and a crease to the spine panel. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        BUT WHO WAKES THE BUGLER?

      Boston:: Houghton Mifflin,. 1940. First edition. A proof copy bound in pictorial wraps with the illustration from the eventual trade edition dust jacket. "With the compliments of Houghton Mifflin Company" slip laid in. Spine slightly cocked and front hinge just beginning to split, otherwise very good or better, especially for this fragile production. Great illustrations by Charles Addams.

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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        But Who Wakes the Bugler?

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1940. The first book by the longtime New Yorker humorist. Warmly inscribed by the author, "recalling a most delightful and all too brief vacation," and signed "Peter." Top stain faded and a bit of play to the binding; still a near fine copy in a very good dust jacket chipped at the spine ends and with the pink faded from the spine. The book and jacket are illustrated by Charles Addams, who later gained fame as creator of "The Addams Family"; this is a very early appearance of his artwork. An uncommon first book, especially scarce signed. First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Magic Bow: A Romance of Paganini

      New York: Harper & Brothers. (1940). First. First edition. A little rubbing at the extremities, very good lacking the dustwrapper. Basis for the 1946 film The Magic Bow directed by Bernard Knowles, and featuring Stewart Granger as Paganini. The Dedication Copy, Inscribed by Komroff to publisher Thomas R. Coward: "This copy (and all other copies) is for Thomas R. Coward in friendship. Sincerely, Manuel Komroff." The printed dedication reads: "For Thomas R. Coward, Publisher and Friend." .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Mr Polton Explains

      London: Hodder and Stoughton; 1940., 1940. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Publisher's blue cloth, light soiling to cloth, light foxing to edges and a few leaves. Very good, in like dustwrapper, with small losses to spine and corners, general wear. A John Thorndyke detective novel. Told through the eyes of a watchmaker, Dr Thorndyke is faced with a mystery involving a suspicious fire in a Soho house filled with supposedly inflammable objects. What transpires is an entertaining and amazing twist thanks to the eagle eyes of the Doctor and his friend the watchmaker, Mr Polton. Cooper & Pike; Detective Fiction p137-141.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Green Bay Packers: Vince Lombardi Yearbook [Run to Daylight]

      1940. Hardcover. Near Fine. Vince Lombardi Signed 1940 High School Yearbook. The iconic Hall of Fame football coach was just twenty-seven years old when he was hired by his former Fordham University teammate as a coach at St. Cecilia High School in Englewood, New Jersey to help out with the team and to teach Chemistry, Latin and Physical Education. Scarce yearbook from the first of eight years coaching at the high school. Signed by Lombardi on page 11 ("Vincent Lombardi") next to his youthful photograph, in perfect blue ink. More photos of Lombardi are found on the pages dedicated to the football team, as well. The yearbook remains solid and undamaged, with only light edge wear as would be expected for a volume of this age. A unique and very special addition to any important Green Bay Packers collection.

      [Bookseller: Idler Fine Books]
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        Ippolito Lionora

      OFFICINA BODONI 1940 From manuscript of Felice Feliciano in the Harvard College Library. facsimile di una novella attribuita a Leon Battista Alberti scritta da Felice Feliciano. Officina Bodoni, Verona, 1970. Carattere Dante corpo 8,10,11,12 e 13 tondo e corsivo. Titolo iniziali in rosso. Tiratura 200 esemplari su carta a mano Magnani. Rilegatura: cartonata con Linson avorio n.51In ottime condizioni. 118 1

      [Bookseller: Libreria Alp-hà srl]
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        Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. With fourteen colour plates by Nicholas Bentley who also contributes a small title page decoration and ten small vignettes in the text.

      Faber, London, 1940, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, 1st EditionThe first edition with these Bentley illustrations (the two impressions which preceded it in September and November 1939 contained line drawings by Eliot). Tall 8vo. 50pp. Pictorial cloth lettered in red at spine. Some spotting to edges and occasionally to leaves, although almost always confined to margins and leaving the colour plates almost entirely unaffected. Some light partial browning to endpapers. A lovely crisp copy in tanned, dust marked and soiled dust wrapper with a jagged internally repaired tear to the head of the front panel accompanied by some unsightly resulting creasing, and a single tiny area of loss from the head of the spine panel. A nice crisp copy of this uncommon illustrated edition, albeit housed it a rather handled example of the dust wrapper. Gallup A34c.

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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