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        Native Son

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1940. First edition, first issue binding with "A - P" on the copyright page. First issue green and yellow jacket, with price of $2.50 present and no blurbs on the spine. Octavo, original blue cloth, titles to upper board and spine in red and gray. Fine in a near fine first issue dust jacket with the lightest of wear to the spine crown. Signed and dated by Richard Wright in the year of publication on the front free endpaper. Uncommon in this condition. Richard Wright's ground-breaking novel Native Son tells the story of 20-year-old Bigger Thomas, an African American living in utter poverty in Chicago's South Side ghetto in the 1930s. "The day Native Son appeared, American culture was changed forever. It made impossible a repetition of the old lies [and] brought out into the open, as no one ever had before, the hatred, fear and violence that have crippled and may yet destroy our culture" (Irving Howe).

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        The New Frontier Broadacre City. Taliesin, No. 1, October 1940

      Spring Green, Wisconsin: Taliesin Fellowship. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY WRIGHT. This first of volume of Frank Lloyd Wright's journal Taliesin lays forth his conception for Broadacre City. Preceded by an earlier volume, this No. 1 begins the series again (Sweeney, 2040). Wright noted in the issue itself, "With this number we begin a new volume. Inexperienced in the publishing business we spent almost all the money paid by our subscribers for nine issues, on the first one" (Wright, 35). Published in conjunction with the Taliesin Fellowship, Wright's "training program for architects," this volume extols a new organization of the American populace, adroitly employing detailed models, typographical separations, and Wright's designs (Encyclopedia Brittanica)."Wright's Broadacre City synopsized his critique of modern life. Wright envisioned Broadacre City as a four-square-mile settlement for 1,400 families. The guiding philosophy-and a prefiguration of the current trend of sustainability-was small is good: 'small farms, small factories, small homes for industry, small schools and small laboratories on home grounds, all working in coordination.' Wright used multiple building types, with emphasis on detached residences, in a treatment of the landscape that appears romantic compared with the strict rationalism of European efforts (Anthony Alofsin, American Art).As Wright noted, "So Broadacre city is no mere 'Back-to-the-Land' idea but is, rather, a breaking down of the artificial divisions set up between urban and rural life. In Broadacres you will find not only a pattern for natural freedom for the individual as individual. You will find there structure based upon decentralization of nearly everything big business has built up to be 'Big'" (Wright, 36).Spring Green, Wisconsin: Taliesin Fellowship, October 1940, pp. 38. Oblong quatro in stapled and decorated original wrappers, printed in black and red throughout; custom silk case. Signature reads "Frank Lloyd Wright" on front cover. Previous owner's signature on verso of front cover reads: "Edward O. Clark 11-16-40 F.L.W. Exhibition at Museum of Modern Art. N.Y." Some moderate foxing on front cover, beginning and ending pages. Binding and paper structure excellent. A strong copy, extremely rare signed.

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        Archive]: New York American Basketball Club. Letter File No. 1 Beginning August 9, 1940

      - Card wrappers brad bound at the top. File of correspondence between 1940 and 1942 including original correspondence, retained carbon copies, original responses, some early-format photocopied responses, telegrams, and mimeographed flyers. Nearly 40 separate items in total. Modest soiling on the wrappers, very good or better. Files for a fairly serious traveling basketball club sponsored by a YMCA. The correspondence includes details of the teams travels, correspondence about arranging games, and responses from notables who have been made honorary members of the team including photocopies of acceptances from Fierello LaGuardia and an assistant to F.D.R. and a typed letter signed by T.L. Rowan on 10 Downing Street stationary on behalf of Winston Churchill in November 1941 (when presumably he had other things to do) stating, in part: "While Mr. Churchill is grateful to you for your kindness in wishing to make him a member of your Club, he regrets that he must ask you to excuse him from accepting." One can only imagine what strides Mr. Churchill might have made in his basketball career had he only accepted. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog

      Dent, London,, 1940. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full dark green morocco, titles to spine gilt, marbled endpapers, triple rule to turn-ins gilt, all edges gilt. A fine copy. First Edition, First Impression of the author's first novel.

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        The Ox-Bow Incident

      New York: Random House, 1940. First edition, advance copy with publisher's notice laid in. 1 vols. 8vo. Pictorial wrappers. Very fine, fresh copy in black morocco-backed drop box.

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        "Peace On Earth" in Magpie, Spring 1940

      [Bronx]: Dewitt Clinton High School. 1940. Baldwin's first appearance in print, a 4-page story in his high school literary magazine about four friends, three of them black, in a trench at war, waiting to be sent into action. Precedes his first book by 13 years. Baldwin was 15 years old when this story was published, and he was on the staff of Magpie as well as a contributor to it. Also includes several poems and a story by Richard Avedon, who was also on the staff of the magazine. In 1964, Avedon and Baldwin collaborated on a book, Nothing Personal, a volume of social commentary with photographs by Avedon and text by Baldwin. At that point the two had been friends for a quarter century; they both went on to be acclaimed as representing the pinnacle of their respective arts. The New Yorker recently referred to Baldwin as "the American Orwell," citing Baldwin's 1960 essay on "the ugly dynamic between white police officers and young black men in the neighborhood where he grew up" in a "Talk of the Town" piece about recent controversial, and fatal, encounters between police and black youths, using Baldwin's piece to provide a perspective that spans more than half a century. Small chips to yapped edges; very good in stapled wrappers. An early, extremely scarce publication by one of the leading African American writers of the 20th century, and a volume that documents the friendship between Baldwin and Avedon going back to their high school years. First Edition. Softcover.

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        A STUDY OF THE CHINESE PAINTINGS IN COLLECTION OF ADA SMALL MOORE.

      Oxford University Press, London, New York and Toronto, 1940FIRST EDITION, 1940. Folio, approximately 395 x 300 mm, 15½ x 12 inches, 56 plates, 5 in colour, 9 large folding plates, pages: xvi, 1 - 279, no supplement present, published a year later, original publisher's green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, gilt Chinese letters to upper cover. Binding rubbed, small pale stain to head and tail of spine, covers and spine slightly darkened, slight shelf wear to edges, 3 large folding plates have fold neatly strengthened on blank side, a few folds have narrow strip of pale browning on the blank side, 1 large folding plate has small narrow strip of pale stain to bottom margin, nowhere near the image, otherwise a good copy in probably a made up dustjacket using remains of original jacket. A HEAVY BOOK WHICH MAY REQUIRE EXTRA POSTAGE. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Gentile Folly: The Rothschilds

      U.K.: Self-Published. Paperback. 68 pages. Index. Bibliography. Red card covers. "This little book has been produced with the object of filling a vacancy which the author considers has too long existed. Works on the Rothschilds are many, but nearly all these are either purposefully inaccurate or... long and rather dry. This book of mine contains no padding and needs to be read slowly... Trusting that this book may enable others to dispense knowledge of the subject, I now drop this spanner into the wobbling, squeaking, overheated machinery of an outworn democracy, hoping for the best." - from Preface. Laid in is an information slip for The United States of the U.N.O., by Henry H. Klein. Clean and unmarked with light wear. A quality copy. . Very Good. 1940. First Edition.

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        Umfangreicher Fotonachlaß eines U-Boot-Fahres

      . 400 Original-Aufnahmen in verschiedenen Formaten, in Fotoecken eingesteckt und lose beiliegend, in 3 Nachkriegsalben (Kunststoff-Einbände), sowie 37 Ansichtskarten. - Die Fotos zeigen die gesamte militärische Laufbahn. Verteidigung, Ausbildung an verschiedenen Waffen und die technische Ausbildung / Auf dem Kreuzer "Emden" / Besuch in Danzig / Frontkommando M 18, 15.8. bis 14.12.1940 / Kommandeure / In Antwerpen / Offiziere 21-U-Flottille, November 1942 / großes Gruppenfoto mit Betitelung / U-Bootfahrer / U-Boote in stürmischer Fahrt / U-Boot im Einsatz / Geschützfeuer etc. / Die Ansichtskarten zeigen einige Gebäude von Stadtbesichtigungen / Deutsche Kriegsschiffe und 12 teils beschnittene Porträt-Karten von Marinemaler W. Willrich / seltene interessante Fotosammlung zur Geschichte der deutschen Unterseeboot-Fahrer im 2. Weltkrieg -

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        WHY ENGLAND SLEPT

      Wilfred Funk 1940 - WHY ENGLAND SLEPT, Wilfred Funk, 1940, first edition, upper left corner of rear cover bumped, else just about a vg+ copy in a vg dw with some light wear and tear. Inscribed by the author, most likely at time of publication, to one of his Harvard University classmates, Donald Thurber, who later became a life long friend and a significant political ally from Michigan who aided Kennedy in his 1960 quest for the Whitehouse and later became an University of Michigan Regent. The first book of the author and later 35th President. Accompanied by RECOLLECTIONS OF JOHN F. KENNEDY by Donald Thurber published by The Prismatic Club of Detroit and The Charles Kelly Foundation in 1995, first edition, a fine copy being #22/350 copies, this one signed by the author. Herein, Thurber relates in fine detail his friendship with JFK. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1940 - A Fine copy of the book, bright and fresh with a bookplate on the front paste-down and minor toning in the gutters (as always). In a Very Good+ dust jacket that is faded along the spine and along the edges of the front and rear panels. A few little nicks at the spine ends, otherwise an attractive example of this fragile dust jacket and well above average.Hemingway's captivating story of an American demolitions expert joining a band of rebels during the Spanish Civil War. Based in part on Hemingway's first-hand experiences in Spain during the 1936 - 1939 civil war. "'For Whom the Bell Tolls' is a tremendous piece of work. It is the most moving document to date on the Spanish Civil War, and the first major novel of the Second World War." (Contemporary NY Times Book Review). Fine in Very Good +. dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Journal of... 2 vols. Presentation inscription to Segre in Vol. 2, with 10 offprints, 3 with inscriptions to Segre

      1940-1968. From the Library of Nobel Prize Winner Emilio SegreSeaborg, Glenn (1912-99). (1). Journal of Glenn T. Seaborg. August 11, 1934 - June 30, 1939 [July 1, 1939 - April 17, 1942]. 2 vols. N.p., October 1982. Mimeographed typescript. vii [1], 502; [4] 503-925pp. Text illustrations. Original printed wrappers. Seaborg's presentation inscription to Segre on title of second vol.: "To Emilio with fond memories of 50 years of friendship and collaboration, Glenn." Page of Segre's notes laid into second vol. Address labels of Segre's widow in each vol. Offered with (2). Collection of 10 offprints and mimeographed documents, as listed below. 8vo & 4to. V.p., 1938-76. Original wrappers or without wrappers as issued; see below for detailed condition statements. From the library of Nobel Laureate Emilio Segre(1905-89); Seaborg's presentation inscriptions to Segre on nos. 7, 9 and 11. First / First Separate Editions. Seaborg shared the 1951 Nobel Prize in chemistry with E. M. Macmillan for their work on the synthetic transuranium elements, which are created by bombarding uranium and other heavy elements with atomic particles. The first such element that Seaborg identified was plutonium (no. 94), which he and his associates J. W. Kennedy and A. C. Wahl found in December 1940; a few months later, with the assistance of Emilio Segre, Seaborg's team isolated the isotope 239Pu and found it to be a potential source of nuclear energy (see no. 10). This discovery was kept secret due to wartime conditions; Seaborg later stated that "the announcement to the world of the existence of plutonium was in the form of the nuclear bomb dropped over Nagasaki" (quoted in James, p. 346). Seaborg spent most of his scientific career at the University of California, Berkeley, where he obtained his Ph.D. in 1937 and joined the chemistry faculty the same year. In 1936, while still a graduate student, he became the first chemist to have an ongoing connection with E.O. Lawrence's Radiation Laboratory-home of the cyclotron, the world's first particle accelerator. It was at this time that Seaborg began working with John J. Livingood (see nos. 1, 3 & 5); "their ongoing collaboration . . . produced the largest quantity of information about nuclear reactions obtained by any group in the Laboratory" (Heilbron & Seidel, Lawrence and his Laboratory, p. 355). With Livingood, and later with Segre, J. W. Kennedy and others, Seaborg helped to pioneer the study of isomers, forms of the same unstable nucleus differing in internal energy (nos. 3, 5 & 6). With Livingood and Kennedy, Seaborg undertook a lengthy study of the isomers of activated tellurium (nos. 3 & 5), which was found to be a source of biologically useful radioactive iodine. With Segre, who joined the Rad. Lab. in 1938, Seaborg found the isomers of element 43 (no. 4); this element, later named technetium, had been discovered by Segre in 1936. This early work is discussed in detail in our two volumes of Seaborg's journal (no. 11), which describe his scientific work from August 1934 to April 1942. The years 1940 to 1942 are also covered in no. 10, which focuses primarily on Seaborg's work on plutonium and the isotope U233. During World War II Seaborg served as a section head in the Manhattan Project, supervising the production of plutonium for the atomic bomb. In 1944 he resumed his search for new transuranic elements, identifying americium (no. 95) and curium (no. 96). After the war he returned to Berkeley, where between 1949 and 1958 he and his research teams identified berkelium (no. 97), californium (no. 98), einsteinium (no. 99), fermium (no. 100), mendelevium (no. 101), and nobelium (no. 102)-this brought Seaborg's total of new elements up to nine, more than found by anyone else in history. In 1961, after serving for three years as chancellor of UC Berkeley, Seaborg was appointed chairman of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, where he served until 1971. In 1974 he isolated seaborgium (no. 106), which was named for him. Seaborg was a prolific author, producing 26 books and over 550 papers during his long career. We are offering here a selection of these, ranging from the 1930s to the 1980s. All are from the library of Seaborg's sometime collaborator Emilio Segre, who received half of the 1959 Nobel Prize for physics for his discovery of the antiproton. Both Seaborg and Segre were on the faculty of the University of California at Berkeley and both did much of their research at the university's Radiation Laboratory. James, Nobel Laureates in Chemistry, pp. 344-49. "Publications by Glenn T. Seaborg," (web reference) 1. (with J. J. Livingood). Artificial radioactivity as a test for minute traces of elements. Offprint from J. Am. Chem. Soc. 60 (August 1938). 1784-1786pp. Original printed wrappers. 2.(with D. C. Grahame). The distribution of minute amounts of material between liquid phases. Offprint from J. Am. Chem. Soc. 60 (October 1938). 2524-2528pp. Original printed wrappers. 3. (with J. J. Livingood & J. W. Kennedy). Radioactive tellurium: Further production and separation of isomers. Offprint from Phys. Rev. 55 (April 15, 1939). 1 page (794), in original printed wrappers. 4/ (with E. Segre). Nuclear isomerism in element 43. Offprint from Phys. Rev. 55 (May 1, 1939). 808-814pp. Without wrappers as issued. 5. (with J. J. Livingood & J. W. Kennedy). Radioactive isotopes of tellurium. Offprint from Phys. Rev. 57 (March 1, 1940). 363-370pp. Diagrams. Without wrappers as issued. 6. (with G. Friedlaender & J. W. Kennedy). Mechanism of nuclear isomer separation process. Offprint from J. Am. Chem. Soc. 62 (1940). 1309-1310pp. Original printed wrappers. 7. Artificial radioactivity. Offprint from Chem. Reviews 27 (August 1940). 199-285pp. Original printed wrappers, worn. Seaborg's pres. insc. on front wrapper: "Compliments of Glenn T. Seaborg." Segres signature on front wrapper. 8. (with Earl K. Hyde). The transuranium elements. Preprint of a contribution to Vol 39, "Handbuch der Physik." Mimeographed typescript. Berkeley: U. S. Atomic Energy Commission, Feb. 17, 1956. 176ff. Illustrated. In soft-cover binder with ms. label (probably in Seaborg's hand) reading "Hyde Seaborg Transuranium Elements." 9. Elements beyond 100, present status and future prospects. Offprint from Ann. Rev. Nuclear Sci. 18 (1968). 53-152pp. Lacking wrappers. Seaborg's presentation inscription to Emilio Segre on first page: "To Emilio with esteem and appreciation, Glenn." 10. Early history of heavy isotope research at Berkeley, August 1940 to April, 1942. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of California, June 1976. Mimeographed typescript. [4] 155pp. Original printed wrappers, LBL library shelfmark and tipped-in card pocket.

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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1940. Octavo. Original flecked buff cloth, spine lettered in black and red, facsimile signature to front board in black, top edge brown. With the dust jacket. Bookplate to front pastedown. Spine lightly toned, rear hinge cracked but holding, upper tip slightly worn. An excellent copy in the jacket with a few shallow chips to extremities, minor loss to spine ends, and small repair to head of spine. First edition, first printing, with the Scribner's "A" to colophon, and in the first issue jacket without the photographer's credit. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author: "To Lida Rynearson, from her friend and constant guest, Ernest Hemingway." Hemingway stayed with Lida and her husband Dr. Edward Rynearson on one of his visits to the Mayo Clinic. Loosely laid-in is an original sketch by Hemingway's close friend, Luis Quintanilla, inscribed thus: "Dear Don Quixote or Alexander Cappon. A good book, a good whisky, to a good friend. Luis Quintanilla, 1940." The recipient, Alexander Cappon, served as a model for Quintanilla in 1940, when he was the artist-in-residence at the University of Missouri?-Kansas City. Quintanilla painted the murals in the Haag Hall at UMKC, with the theme "Don Quixote in the Modern World" and Cappon, then Head of the English Department, was his model for Don Quixote. A stunning copy.

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        Dem Schmied des Vierjahresplanes, Reichsmarschall Herman Göring, die deutsche Waffenschmiede.

      Fa. Krupp, Essen 1940 - Folio. 31pp. Original red wrappers with dark red lettering on cover. In 1940 Reichsmarschall Göring was presented with a sword which was inscribed 'For the (Blacks)mith of the Four-Year-Plan', a design by sculptor Vilma Lehrmann. On the occasion of this event the Krupp company issued this publication with 21 b/w photographs, including one of the sword given to Göring as a gift. The publication is an account of the expansion of the famous Krupp company in regards to developing its access to natural resources domestically and internationally. It includes short accounts on various company inventions relating to coal mining and fuel production, in developing energy supply and means of transportation, the production of nitric acid and explosives, synthetic products, and nutrition. Text in German. Binding moderately creased at corners. 1 1/2" tear at tail of spine. Interior sunned and lightly creased at top and bottom. Binding and interior in overall good+ condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Wodehouse on Golf

      New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc,, 1940. Octavo. Original green cloth, decoration and titles to front board and spine in green, top edge green, cream endpapers, illustrated title page. With the pictorial dust jacket. Extremities faintly rubbed. A bright copy in a slightly edge-rubbed price-clipped jacket with light fading to spine panel. Excellent. First edition, first printing.

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        WHY ENGLAND SLEPT

      Wilfred Funk 1940 - WHY ENGLAND SLEPT, Wilfred Funk, 1940, first edition, upper left corner of rear cover bumped, else just about a vg+ copy in a vg dust-wrapper with some light wear and tear. INSCRIBED by the author, most likely at time of publication, to one of his Harvard University classmates, Donald Thurber, who later became a life long friend and a significant political ally from Michigan who aided Kennedy in his 1960 quest for the Whitehouse and later became an University of Michigan Regent. The first book of the author and later 35th President. Accompanied by RECOLLECTIONS OF JOHN F. KENNEDY by Donald Thurber published by The Prismatic Club of Detroit and The Charles Kelly Foundation in 1995, first edition, a fine copy being #22/350 copies, this one SIGNED by the author. Herein, Thurber relates in fine detail his friendship with JFK. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Faust

      Berlin: Hundertjahrs Ausgabe Im Askanischen Verlag, 1940. The 1940 1st thus, bound in full vellum and including the original printed dustjacket. Clean and solid and VG+ in a bright, VG dustjacket, with mild darkening and creasing along the spine. Thick quarto, 449 pgs., tipped-in black-and-white plates by Max Von Boehn thruout. Text in the old script, the fracteur. Also includes an uncommon example of the publisher's printed slipcase, which has held up well and is solidly VG. A lavish, wartime edition of "Faust". . First Thus. Collectible; Very Good. Illus. by Max Von Boehn.

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        Colección de Crónicas Españolas

      Madrid: Espasa-Calpe, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Very Good Condition. 9 volumes in quarter brown calf over pebbled brown cloth, 1940-1946 - spines gilt in compartments. Light rubbing to spines and hinges, a touch of edgewear and a few corners bumped, slight dampstain to rear board and page edge of volume 3 - bright overall and unmarked internally. Illustrated. Vol. 1: El Victorial. Crónica de Pero Niño, conde de Buelna por su alférez Gutierre Díez de Gámes. LXXXII, 397 pp Vol. 2: Crónica de Álvaro de Luna, Condestable de Castilla, LXIV, 484 pp Vol. 3: Hechos del condestable Miguel Lucas de Iranzo. (Crónica del siglo XV), LVI, 507pp Vol. 4: Memorial de diversas hazañas. Crónica de Enrique IV, ordenada por Mosén Diego de Valera, XCII, 413pp Vols. 5 y 6: Crónica de los Reyes Católicos por su secretario Fernando del Pulgar, CLX, 456pp, 523 pp Vol. 7: Historia del Emperador Carlos V, por Pedro Mexia, XCV, 618 pp Vol. 8: Crónica del Halconero de Juan II, Pedro Carrillo de Huete, XV, 561 pp Vol. 9: Refundición de la Crónica del Halconero, por Lope de Barrientos, CCIII, 328 pp Size: Octavo (8vo). 9-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: History; Inventory No: 045372.

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        Handzeichnung in Bleistift bzw. Kohle " Marienbad ".

      - Große Baumgruppe in ( laut rückwärtiger Ortsangabe ) " Marienbad ". Links unten signiert und datiert " G.Hacker, 1940 ". Blattgröße ( Höhe x Breite ): 48 x 38 cm. Das Blatt ist etwas fleckig, links auf 2 cm durchlaufend mit einer schwachen Falz ( offenbar war das Bild hier mal geknickt ), Papier teils etwas gebräunt ( bzw. schwach lichtrandig ). ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) ( Literatur: Thieme-Becker " Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler, Leipzig 1922, Band 15, S. 410 " : " Maler in Düsseldorf, geb. 8.8.1865 in Dessau. Als Schüler Max Brückners erlernte er in Coburg die Theatermalerei und begleitete das Meininger Hoftheater auf dessen Auslandsreisen. Nach der Auflösung dieser Bühne kam Hacker als Lehrer für dekorative Malerei nach Straßburg im Elsaß an die neubegründete Kunstgewerbeschule, 1896 an das Stadttheater in Düsseldorf.Seine dekorative Malerei, die das Landschaftliche bevorzugt, fand viel Anerkennung, besonders die Festspieldekoration des Rheinischen Goethevereins. In Straßburg rührt von Hacker die Ausmalung des Zoologischen Instituts der Universität her. Mit flottgemalten Landschaftsbildern realistischer Art ist Hacker vielfach auf Ausstellungen, besonders in Düsseldorf, vertreten. " Biographische Angaben: 1865: Hacker wurde am 8. August 1865 in Dessau als Sohn des Kammersängers Adolf Hacker und dessen Gattin Pauline, geb. Zschiesche, einer bedeutenden und berühmten Opernsängerin geboren.1882-1887: Eintritt in das Atelier der Prof. Gebr. Brückner in Coburg wo er die Technik der Theatermalerei erlernt und zum Lieblingsschüler Prof. Brückners avanciert, der damals für Bayreuth Wagners Parsifal ausstattet und für die Meininger unter Herzog Georgs Führung seine berühmten Ausstattungen schuf. 1887-1890: Von Herzog Georg II. an das Hoftheater in Meiningen berufen - Teilnahme an vielen Gastspielreisen. 1890-1896: Berufung nach Straßburg. 1893: Als Stipendiat der Stadt Straßburg nach Chicago zur Weltausstellung entsandt. 1896-1945: Mitglied des Künstlervereins " Düsseldorfer Malkasten ", lange Jahre dort im Vorstand tätig. 1896-1899: Berufung an das Stadttheater in Düsseldorf. Schaffung zahlreicher Ausstattungen ( u.a. für die Festspiele des rheinischen Goethevereins ). 1904: Der Kunstverein erwirbt seine " Eifellandschaft ". 1906: Ankauf des Aquarells "Eifelhöhe mit Schafen" durch Kaiser Wilhelm II. 1905: Festausschmückung Berlins zur Kronprinzenhochzeit.1907-1909: Leiter des Ausstattungswesens an der " Bühne ". 1910: Verleihung der Goldenen Medaille für Kunst und Wissenschaft. 1914-1916:Teilnahme am Ersten Weltkrieg.1919: Lehrer für Bühnenmalerei an der Staatlichen Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf. 1927-1936: Zweite Amerikafahrt: Ausmalung einer großen Maschinenfabrik in Reading, P.A., sowie weitere Reisen ins In- und Ausland mit Planung und Ausführung verschiedenster Arbeiten und Aufträge. 1936: Bildausschmückung des Wartesaals III. Klasse im Düsseldorfer Hauptbahnhof ( im Zweiten Weltkrieg zerstört ). 1938: Eingangshalle des Duisburger Hauptbahnhofes. 1940: 3 große Dioramen für das Naturkunde-Museum der Stadt Dortmund. 1945: Am 5.12. Tod in Düsseldorf. Bis kurz vor seinem Tode beschäftigte ihn der Plan den Keller des im Krieg zerstörten " Düsseldorfer Malkastens " mit Fresken auszumalen um den Künstlern des Düsseldorfer Malkastens eine neue würdige Bleibe zu schaffen. ( 1968: Große Einzelausstellung im Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf *Palais Spee* / 1973: Große Verkaufsausstellung Galerie Paffrath, Düsseldorf, Königsallee 46 ). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The History of Seychelles. 2 volume set. Part 1- French Occupation. Part 2- English Occupation

      Victoria, Seychelles [John T. Bradley] 1940. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Covers with some edge fading and front cover of volume two with crease. Spines darkened. Contents firm and bright Second Edition Blue card cover 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 173pp, xvi, ix; 292pp, iv, 25pp, + index and appendices. B/w plates and maps, including two fold out.

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        They Were Strong and Good

      The Viking Press, New York 1940 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "First Published September 1940" printed on the copyright page. This First Issue dustjacket has some wear to the spine and edges. The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight with some wear to the boards. There is NO marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy with all the first issue points. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Colección de Crónicas Españolas

      Espasa-Calpe, Madrid 1940 - 9 volumes in quarter brown calf over pebbled brown cloth, 1940-1946 - spines gilt in compartments. Light rubbing to spines and hinges, a touch of edgewear and a few corners bumped, slight dampstain to rear board and page edge of volume 3 - bright overall and unmarked internally. Illustrated.Vol. 1: El Victorial. Crónica de Pero Niño, conde de Buelna por su alférez Gutierre Díez de Gámes. LXXXII, 397 pp Vol. 2: Crónica de Álvaro de Luna, Condestable de Castilla, LXIV, 484 pp Vol. 3: Hechos del condestable Miguel Lucas de Iranzo. (Crónica del siglo XV), LVI, 507pp Vol. 4: Memorial de diversas hazañas. Crónica de Enrique IV, ordenada por Mosén Diego de Valera, XCII, 413pp Vols. 5 y 6: Crónica de los Reyes Católicos por su secretario Fernando del Pulgar, CLX, 456pp, 523 pp Vol. 7: Historia del Emperador Carlos V, por Pedro Mexia, XCV, 618 pp Vol. 8: Crónica del Halconero de Juan II, Pedro Carrillo de Huete, XV, 561 pp Vol. 9: Refundición de la Crónica del Halconero, por Lope de Barrientos, CCIII, 328 pp Size: Octavo (8vo). 9-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: History; Inventory No: 045372. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        For Whom the Bell Tolls.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940 - Octavo. Original flecked buff cloth, spine lettered in black and red, facsimile signature to front board in black, top edge brown. With the dust jacket. Bookplate to front pastedown. Spine lightly toned, rear hinge cracked but holding, upper tip slightly worn. An excellent copy in the jacket with a few shallow chips to extremities, minor loss to spine ends, and small repair to head of spine. First edition, first printing, with the Scribner's "A" to colophon, and in the first issue jacket without the photographer's credit. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author: "To Lida Rynearson, from her friend and constant guest, Ernest Hemingway." Hemingway stayed with Lida and her husband Dr. Edward Rynearson on one of his visits to the Mayo Clinic. Loosely laid-in is an original sketch by Hemingway's close friend, Luis Quintanilla, inscribed thus: "Dear Don Quixote or Alexander Cappon. A good book, a good whisky, to a good friend. Luis Quintanilla, 1940." The recipient, Alexander Cappon, served as a model for Quintanilla in 1940, when he was the artist-in-residence at the University of Missouri–Kansas City. Quintanilla painted the murals in the Haag Hall at UMKC, with the theme "Don Quixote in the Modern World" and Cappon, then Head of the English Department, was his model for Don Quixote. A stunning copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        We Knapps Thought it Was Nice

      New York: Privately printed, 1940. First edition, number 192 of 200 copies for private distribution. Illustrated. 211 pp. Designed by T.M. Cleland and printed at the Marchbanks Press. 1 vols. 4to. Tan cloth, with paper label on spine. Fine. Family presentation inscription from the author's daughter on front flyleaf. Sport on Long Island before 'The Age of Speed' Posthumously published family history and recollections of life at the Knapp family house in Bayshore. The second half of the book (pp. 90 on) is a substantial memoir of sporting on Long Island in the late 1880s and 1890s, including horse racing, angling, shooting quail and geese, and the South Side Club.

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        The History of Seychelles. 2 volume set. Part 1- French Occupation. Part 2- English Occupation

      [John T. Bradley], Victoria, Seychelles 1940 - 173pp, xvi, ix; 292pp, iv, 25pp, + index and appendices. B/w plates and maps, including two fold out. Language: eng G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Covers with some edge fading and front cover of volume two with crease. Spines darkened. Contents firm and bright

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        HOW TO PAY FOR THE WAR. With a Typed Signed Letter (TLS) by John Maynard Keynes.

      Macmillan, London 1940 - TYPED SIGNED LETTER BY JOHN MAYNARD KEYNES. One page TLS (9" by 7") dated February 27th, 1940 on King's College, Cambridge stationary. Soil and horizontal fold. A Very Good++ First Edition First Printing in original printed cardboard binding mild stain lower corner and edge of front cover affecting first few pages. Sm. 8vo. vii, 88 pp. The letter to a Mr. Watt thanks him for a portrait of Robert Owen that he sent to Keynes. The last paragraph reads: "I venture to send you in return something very small and different, a copy of my latest pamphlet which comes out today". The "pamphlet " he refers to is the current volume. Robert Owen (1771-1858) is the famous British social and educational reformer. A nice Association. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        OLD POSSUM’S BOOK OF PRACTICAL CATS

      London: Faber and Faber. 1940. First illustrated edition. Original cream cloth with colour illustration to upper board and titles in black to the spine, in the dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy with minor bumping and a couple of light marks to the rear board. The contents are clean and complete and without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the near fine lightly rubbed and dusty pictorial dustwrapper. Not price-clipped. A lovely copy. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        HIGH SIERRA

      BURNETT, W.R. HIGH SIERRA. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. Small 8vo., cloth in dust jacket. First Edition. Signed by Burnett on front the endpaper and dated Feb. 26, '40. Basis for the 1941 Warner Brothers movie of the same name, starring Humphrey Bogart, Ida Lupino and Joan Leslie. John Huston helped Burnett write the screenplay. Very Good; moderate edgewear (number of areas with some tape residue interior) d/j. Enclosed in a custom-designed, leather & cloth clam-shell box, with a nice gilt-worked spine and with a colorful depiction of the image on the dust jacket- in mixed media- on the front cover. A great display! $2750.00.

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        Why England Slept

      New York: Wilfred Funk, Inc, 1940. First edition. xx, 252 pp. 8vo. Publisher's rose cloth. Spine faded, light wear to spine ends. JFK's First Book, Inscribed to Newsman Arthur Krock The first edition of John F. Kennedy's first book, inscribed to Arthur Krock: "To Mr. Krock. Who Baptized, Christened, and was Best Man for this book - with my sincere thanks, Jack Kennedy." Arthur Krock (1886-1974), the "Dean of Washington Newsmen," was Washington correspondent and bureau chief for the New York Times and wrote the "In the Nation" column. He was a close friend and political ally of Joe Kennedy and his children. He advised John F. Kennedy with the revisions of his 1939 senior honors paper, "Appeasement in Munich," in preparation for its publication the following year. It was Krock who suggested the new title, Why England Slept, a response to Churchill's While England Slept. Krock would continue to advise the young Kennedy, who thanked him In the Preface to Profiles in Courage. Ted Kennedy wrote admiringly of Krock in his tribute volume to his father: "Mr. Krock has long been one of the most respected newsmen and columnists in Washington. He was won two Pulitzer Prizes for his work. He met Dad [Joseph Kennedy] during the New Deal years and won his deep admiration. Mr. Krock advised President Kennedy in the writing of his first book, Why England Slept, and has been a source of valued help to my brothers and myself" (Edward Kennedy, The Fruitful Bough: A Tribute to Joseph P. Kennedy, p. 112). [With:] As We Remember Joe. Edited by John F. Kennedy. Privately Printed: Cambridge, Mass, 1945. First edition, second issue. Original burgundy cloth. Fine copy. Inscribed, "For Martha and Arthur Krock, Bob Kennedy. Christmas 1965." Krock contributed a short reminiscence of Joe Kennedy from the 1940 Democratic National Convention, pp. 39-41. KENNEDY, Robert F. The Enemy Within. Harper & Brothers: New York, 1960. First edition. Publisher's cloth. Spine faded. Inscribed, "To Arthur Krock, With the thanks and admiration of his friend, Bob Kennedy." Krock wrote the foreword to The Enemy Within. The Fruitful Bough: A Tribute to Joseph P. Kennedy. Collected by Edward M. Kennedy. Privately Printed, 1965. Original blue cloth. Some scuffing to front cover. Inscribed, "To Arthur Krock, Who helped make The Fruitful Bough possible. With appreciation. Ted Kennedy. Sept 6 1965." With carbon of typescript of Krock's contribution to the volume as submitted for editing.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        ACUARELA BODEGO ORIGINAL DE PAU SABATE JAUMA, 1940. FIRMADA. 40X30

      1940 - ACUARELA BODEGO ORIGINAL DE PAU SABATE JAUMA, 1940. FIRMADA. 40X30 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm and other Stories.

      Longmans, Green and Co, London 1940 - First edition hardback. VG+, (top edge dusty, slight offsetting and rubbing) very clean and bright in VG dustwrapper (some minor rubbing and slight wear and a little fading to the spine as usual,neat archival tape repair to rear) which is housed in protective removable sleeve. A pleasing example and scarcei n this condition. 8856 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Holybourne Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        Why England Slept

      New York: Wilfred Funk, Inc, 1940. First edition. xx, 252 pp. 8vo. Publisher's rose cloth. Spine faded, light wear to spine ends. JFK's First Book, Inscribed to Newsman Arthur Krock The first edition of John F. Kennedy's first book, inscribed to Arthur Krock: "To Mr. Krock. Who Baptized, Christened, and was Best Man for this book - with my sincere thanks, Jack Kennedy."Arthur Krock (1886-1974), the "Dean of Washington Newsmen," was Washington correspondent and bureau chief for the New York Times and wrote the "In the Nation" column. He was a close friend and political ally of Joe Kennedy and his children. He advised John F. Kennedy with the revisions of his 1939 senior honors paper, "Appeasement in Munich," in preparation for its publication the following year. It was Krock who suggested the new title, Why England Slept, a response to Churchill's While England Slept. Krock would continue to advise the young Kennedy, who thanked him In the Preface to Profiles in Courage.Ted Kennedy wrote admiringly of Krock in his tribute volume to his father: "Mr. Krock has long been one of the most respected newsmen and columnists in Washington. He was won two Pulitzer Prizes for his work. He met Dad [Joseph Kennedy] during the New Deal years and won his deep admiration. Mr. Krock advised President Kennedy in the writing of his first book, Why England Slept, and has been a source of valued help to my brothers and myself" (Edward Kennedy, The Fruitful Bough: A Tribute to Joseph P. Kennedy, p. 112).[With:] As We Remember Joe. Edited by John F. Kennedy. Privately Printed: Cambridge, Mass, 1945. First edition, second issue. Original burgundy cloth. Fine copy. Inscribed, "For Martha and Arthur Krock, Bob Kennedy. Christmas 1965." Krock contributed a short reminiscence of Joe Kennedy from the 1940 Democratic National Convention, pp. 39-41.KENNEDY, Robert F. The Enemy Within. Harper & Brothers: New York, 1960. First edition. Publisher's cloth. Spine faded. Inscribed, "To Arthur Krock, With the thanks and admiration of his friend, Bob Kennedy." Krock wrote the foreword to The Enemy Within.The Fruitful Bough: A Tribute to Joseph P. Kennedy. Collected by Edward M. Kennedy. Privately Printed, 1965. Original blue cloth. Some scuffing to front cover. Inscribed, "To Arthur Krock, Who helped make The Fruitful Bough possible. With appreciation. Ted Kennedy. Sept 6 1965." With carbon of typescript of Krock's contribution to the volume as submitted for editing.

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        Men in Print. Essays in Literary Criticism

      London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1940. First Edition, No. 34 of 500 copies. Introduction by A.W. Lawrence. 59, [1] pp. 1 vols. 4to. Original quarter blue Niger morocco and cream linen by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Spine sunned, else fine in thin board slipcase.

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        Men in Print Essays in Literary Criticism

      London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1940. First Edition, No. 34 of 500 copies. Introduction by A.W. Lawrence. 59, [1] pp. 1 vols. 4to. Original quarter blue Niger morocco and cream linen by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Spine sunned, else fine in thin board slipcase.

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        The Ox-Bow Incident

      Random House, New York 1940 - A story of the West in 1885. Van Tilburg Clark's first and one of his best known novels. Book is fine and clean, a very little tanning to paste-downs. There is a very small book sellers label at spine corner of rear paste-down. jacket is in very good Not price clipped($2.00) jacket with chips and wear to extremities and folds and a 1"x1" loss at verso at bottom corner. First Edition, First Printing stated. This iconic book of the west is Mylar protected. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Oshtemo Book Sellers]
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        "MERRY XMAS. Mr. Williams 20 Pine St. N.Y."

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1940. First edition. No. 79 of 267 copies, signed by the author on the title page. Cover design by Susan Shipp Pickering, illustrations by Harry L. Timmins. 34 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Original green cloth, blocked in silver with device on upper cover. Fine in original glassine. Inscribed Inscribed on the flyleaf: "To my friend Judge Duffy filed as a brief amicus curiae-without permission of the court-in behalf of all unfortunate duck hunters who may be haled before him. Pick."

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        "A Straggler. Broadbill"

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1940. Number 31 of 250. Hand colored aquatint etching, signed by the artist at lower right in pencil. 1 vols. 13-3/4 x 16-1/2 inches. Framed.

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