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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1940. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1940 with Scribner's "A" present. First State Jacket priced at $2.75 without the Photographer's name. Tan cloth boards with black lettering. {ref: Hanneman A18a}. Book Condition: Near Fine, tight spine, light spots at the spine.Soft shelf wear, light age toning at the endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, chipping at the spine. Short tears. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

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        White Collar: A Novel in Linocuts

      San Fracisco, California : Pisani Printing and Publishing Company Signed by the author/illustrator in ink on the title page. The first edition, second printing, published [c.1940], of a very scarce wordless novel - the story of one family's decline from prosperity to poverty and then ruin, told in 128 single-color linocut illustrations. The linocuts are mostly printed in black ink, occasionally in orange. With an introduction by artist and writer Rockwell Kent and an afterward by labor leader John L. Lewis. Paperback. Bound in black wrappers with title printed in white on back strip, with linocut illustration printed in white on front panel. Covers are clean with slight wear and rubbing. Interior pages are clean and unmarked with slight age toning along margins that does not impinge upon the illustrations. Binding is square and solid. *** "Giacomo Patri (1898–1978) was an Italian-born American artist and teacher. Based in San Francisco, he taught at the California Labor School following World War II. Due to its pro-labor agenda, the school was closed in the 1950s under the pressures of McCarthyism.In 1938, after three years of work, Patri produced this wordless novel. It chronicled the aftermath of the 1929 stock market crash, and was intended to motivate white-collar workers to unionize. Woodcut artist and fellow wordless novelist Lynd Ward reviewed the book in Office and Professional Workers News in 1941," according to a Wikipedia entry. *** This is a collectible copy of a very rare early wordless novel from an artist working at the peak of his skills. Unusual in any condition, but even more so, signed and in very good condition. World Catalog. OCLC Number: 746106066

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        Angels on Toast

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1940 - Scarce book, First Edition, with "A" on copyright page, in very presentable original dustjacket. Clean beige cloth boards with purple lettering and small illustration on cover, purple lettering on spine. Hint of soiling to very bottom of spine edge (1/8"), no bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with browning to gutters of endpapers only, small brown tape mark on front and rear fixed endpaper, no previous owner names or bookplates. 273 pgs. Dustjacket is bright, unfaded, not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), two tiny corner chips, 1/4" browning along top and bottom jacket edges from old style mylar cover. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Very scarce novel by an outstanding American writer, this her humorous and well-written novel about an American businessman--at his best and his worst, at work and at play. The New York Times called Dawn Powell "wittier than Dorothy Parker, able to dissect the rich better than F. Scott Fitzgerald, more plaintive than Willa Cather." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Roger Fry: A Biography

      London: The Hogarth Press. 1940. First. First edition. Very slight sunning at the spine ends else fine in near fine dustwrapper with some modest toning and a couple of very short tears. .

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        Roger Fry

      London: The Hogarth Press, 1940. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Some offsetting to free endpapers from reaction with pastedowns. Green cloth a little faded at spine. Very good copy in a very good dust jacket with some minor restoration at spine ends.

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        There Shall Be No Night

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1940. Early reprint. Fine, in supplied, near fine, price-clipped dustwrapper. Full-page Inscription by the author to the subject of this Pulitzer Prize-winning play: "for Katherine Imbrie, who, starting with birth in New Bedford, Mass., has seen and suffered much the same kind of tragedy that comes to Miranda Valhoven in this play -- with all hope for a better world -- Robert Sherwood. January 1, 1941." Laid in is a letter from Katherine Imbrie to Benjamin Fairless, President of U.S. Steel, objecting to the broadcasting of the play on the U.S. Steel radio program in 1950 because of pending legal proceedings concerning "The Imbrie Incident." Attached is a typed memo from Mrs. Imbrie to William J. Walsh, Jr. concerning the proposed radio production of the play.The Imbrie Incident occurred on July 18, 1924, in Tehran, Iran. Then American Vice Consul, Robert Whitney Imbrie along with an acquaintance, Melvin Seymour, were attacked by a mob while visiting a public well in the center of Tehran. Though local police and soldiers were close by, they failed to render assistance and some even participated in the assault. Finally, the two Americans were taken away to a nearby police infirmary for treatment. The mob followed them and continued the attack until they finally killed Imbrie. Seymour was somehow spared. Later, the Persian government executed a lone soldier for inciting the mob against the two Americans (by claiming that Imbrie was a Baha'i, a religious minority persecuted in Iran) and awarded Imbrie's widow $60,000 for the loss of her husband.A quarter of a century later, Mrs. Imbrie was still involved in litigation regarding her husband's accounts. In her memo to Walsh, she wrote: "In answer to my letter objecting to the play Sherwood sent a copy of the book. His preface does not alter the fact that as a ghost writer for F D R he had access to the State Dept files which neither I Members of Congress nor the Attorneys acting for me while my husband's accounts were in litigation [had access to]". .

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        The Macrolepidoptera of the world. Div. II. Fauna Exotica. Volume VI: THE AMERICAN BOMBYCES AND SPHINGES.

      Stuttgart 1940. 4to. 2 vols. pp. 1327 with 198 chromolithographed plates. Unbound in portfolio.

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        original Zeichnung , SS-PK , SS-Der Führer , 1940

      1940.. . origiginal Zeichnung von Petersen aus seiner Zeit in den Propagandaeinheiten der Waffen-SS , Zeichnung sehr gut erhalten , ca. 30cm x 28cm , absolut selten, bitte weiterführende Links beachten: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm_Petersen_%28Maler%29 , http://www.wilhelm-petersen.de/ e

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        The Deputy Sheriff of Comanche County - 1st Edition

      Tarzana, CA: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1940. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. An attractive First Edition/First Printing, gray pebbled cover with red lettering on the front cover and spine in about Fine condition. With the Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. fire damage sticker to front pastedown despite only minor evidence smoke damage to upper fore edge and upper rear board, laminated dust-jacket with negligible edgewear, jacket, frontispiece and 22 chapter headpieces by John Coleman Borroughs. With the Mary Lucas Pflueger dedication. Zeuschner 110; As this is a murder mystery Western we can't tell you much about it here without spoiling the story for you. Perhaps it is enough to say that in addition to the murder, there is conspiracy, double-crossing, kidnaping [sic], love, romance, plenty of gun fighting, and some top notch sleuthing before the real murderer is apprehended. (from the dust-jacket) .

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        Ippolito Lionora

      OFFICINA BODONI 1940 1 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.

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        The Face is Familiar

      Boston, Little, Brown and Company,, 1940. The Selected Verse of Ogden Nash. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles and decoration to upper board and spine in silver, top edge stained blue. With the dust jacket. Spine very slightly faded through the dust jacket otherwise and excellent copy in the somewhat tanned dust jacket. First Edition, First Printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "For Helene With all good wishes for 1941 and much gratitude for her valued custom in the past. Ogden Nash Jan. 2 1941".

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        And Touch Clean Earth I (Volume I Only)

      Trenton, New Jersey: Phillips & Godshalk Co.. 1940. First. First edition. Stapled green wrappers. Cover woodcut by John Moment. Illustrated with linoleum cuts by William J. Flemer, III. A volume of poetry, issued together with a collection of nature stories (not present) by William J. Flemer III when both authors were students at the Lawrenceville School. Volume One, entitled And Touch by Posner is a collection of poems. Light wear, a very good copy. Inscribed by Posner: "Agnes with my love, David." Posner went on to write The Deserted Altar, the Newdigate Prize Poem at Oxford in 1956. Very scarce, especially signed. OCLC locates two copies. .

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        Speak Up for Democracy: What You Can Do - A Practical Plan of Action for All Americans

      New York The Viking Press 1940. 128 pages. Glossary of democratic terms. "The authoritative answer to the question 'What Can I Do To Help?' by America's foremost counsel on public relations. Workable, realistic - it tells you when, where and how to speak up for democracy. Whoever you are, you will find your blueprint of activity in this master plan for the fight for Democracy." - from front cover. Written at the onset of the second world war when "... Attempts directed, financed, or encouraged from Europe, Asia, and even from within our own borders are being made to destroy our national unity and morale, to create and enlarge differences amoung us which might make for confusion, panic, and collapse, if we were attacked by an enemy. Across the Atlantic and Pacific are governments which hate and envy us..." - from Foreword. Average wear. Unmarked. A sound copy of this, one Bernays' hardest-to-find works which makes for fascinating reading in the present political and economic climate. First Edition Paperback 4to - over 9?" - 12" tall; First Edition. Good

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        DEATH DEMANDS AN AUDIENCE

      New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1940., 1940. First edition. Very good in dust jacket with light professional restoration to spine ends and extremities. Garth and Campbell's Department Store in New York had a beautiful window display....so beautiful several people had stopped to look. First there was the life-like figure of a girl on a couch and in front of her was a man on his knees. All of a sudden he fell sideways to the crystal floor........dead. Inspector McKee to investigate. Crime Club mystery.

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        Rebecca A Play in Three Acts

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1940. Small octavo. Original black cloth, orange paper title label to spine. With the jacket. Contents toned, very minor foxing to endpapers. An excellent copy in superb jacket. First play edition, first impression. First published in book form in 1938. The publisher's retained copy with their ink stamp to the title page.

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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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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

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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. .

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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 - 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!" 8vo (7-1/4 x 6-1/4 in.). Leaf from Eisenstaedt's notebook, recto and verso.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer, Antiquariat & Galerie]
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