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        Artistin in der Zirkusmanege. Cirque d’Hivers, Paris. Öl auf Papier auf Hartfaserplatte aufgelegt. Um 1940.

      - Oben rechts in Pinsel signiert. – Gerahmt. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer, Antiquariat & Galerie]
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        Original etching of a naked satyr and two girls

      No Publisher, [ca. 1940?], 1940, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionNear fine copy. Very slight dust-toning evident around the margins. Remains particularly well-preserved overall.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1 pages; Description: 1 original ink etching on white paper, 19.5cm x 14cm. Subjects: Erotic art -- Illustration -- John Buckland Wright -- Book illustrators -- Erotica -- Original works. Notes: Some addtional background detail in pencil.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        American Airlines. Mexico.

      No date. Ca. 1940s. - Color lithograph poster, 40 x 29 1/4 inches (102 x 74 cm). Left edge creasing from rolling and short edge tears, now minimized by professionally mounting on linen. An iconographic image by E. McKnight Kauffer.

      [Bookseller: old imprints ABAA/ILAB]
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        Last Poems and Plays

      Macmillan - 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. 126pp. First American Edition. Dark green cloth stamped in gilt at spine, in blind [design] on front, in pale green jacket printed with same design as book in pale lavender, fading to light green along spine panel. Keywords: Literature - Irish - Rare Books - Yeats- Poetry - Drama - Plays. First edition copy. . . . Free Shipping Worldwide. Books ship from the US and Ireland . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kennys Bookstore]
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        Gweledigaetheu y bardd cwsc - Visions of the sleeping bard

      Gregynog PressY Drenewydd (Newtown) 1940. Bilingual Welsh and English limited edition. No. 127 of 175. Transl. by T. Gwynn Jones. Red/brown quarter leather with plum coloured decorated cloth, tiny scuff on front board top right . Spine has gilt lines and title, with two faint marks and small scuff mark at top. Internally fine, one copper plate inscription on fep recording presentation from the High Sheriif of Anglesey, Mr J.R. Jones to the Rev. R.R. Hughes, President of Cymdeithasfa'r Gogledd (Association of the North). (xi), (2), 2-213 pp, [2]. Hand-set in Bembo type on Barcham Green paper. (Clasur o ryddiaith gymraeg). The visions, written by Wynne, (1671-1734), a country parson, were first published in 1703. Distinguished by brilliant imagery and style, the work is a classic of Welsh prose literature, loosely based on the Sueños of the Spanish writer Quevedo. There are three visions: the world, death and hell.

      [Bookseller: Cymric Books]
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        And Touch Clean Earth, I

      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. Issued together with another title by Flemer when both authors were students at the Lawrenceville School. Volume One, entitled And Touch, is a collection of poetry by Posner. Fine. The various contributors to this little project have previewed their eventual destinies: Posner went on to write The Deserted Altar, the Newdigate Prize Poem at Oxford in 1956; Flemer, a Yale-educated nurseryman and botanist, was profiled in the New York Times in 2004 for his contributions to the trees and landscapes of Princeton University; and Moment, who illustrated the front wrap of And Touch, went on to illustrate children's books. Exceptionally scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        An Archive of Books and Ephemera including Two Poems in Manuscript, [Unpublished ?], By or Relating to the Welsh Poet R S Thomas

      Various Publishers, some unpublished, 1940-2007 , an interesting collection including two handwritten poems by R S Thomas [not found in his collected works, possibly unpublished], a terse letter from R S T to Gyfaill [?], a handwritten list of birds he saw in his garden, two letters from R M Lockley to R S T, birthday greetings from Elsie, 15 books from his library, two signed by R S Thomas, two by W B Yeats inscribed "To Ronald from Elsie 1940", a plant guide annotated for their part of Wales, possibly by Elsie, several signed and dedicated to R S Thomas by the respective authors, several postcards from friends or admirers. The collection includes many of his own books or publications with his contributions; Babel 1 [signed limited], Experimenting With An Amen [1st and pb], Not That He Brought Flowers [1st], Selected Prose [1st], Laboratories Of The Spirit [1st], Tares [1st], Pietá [1st and pb], Song At The Year's Turning [1st, no dustwrapper], Later Poems [pb], The Way Of It [pb], H'm [1st], No Truce With The Fairies [pb], Mass For Hard Times [1st], Frequencies [1st], The Echoes Return Slow [1st], Counterpoint [pb], Words And The Poet [pb], Selected Poems [pb], Poetry For Supper [1st], An Acre Of Land [pb 2nd imp], Everyman's Poetry [pb], several issues of Planet etc

      [Bookseller: Keogh's Books]
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        50 poems

      New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, (1940). . Limited edition, no. 34 of 150 copies, signed by the author on the fly leaf, 8vo, (viii, 102) pp. Original gilt titled cloth, black morocco label to upper cover, clear glassine jacket missing a piece to the top of the spine, slipcase with some minor marks and soil, an excellent copy.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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      - ROGERS, Bruce. Typed Letters Signed. Group of three autograph letters signed by the famous American book designer and one from the owner of a well-known bookstore. The first letter [1] is dated Jan. 7, 1940 to Rogers from Joseph W. Roberts, of St. Albans Book Shop in St. Albans, NY, asking for bibliographical information on two books published by Way & Williams of Chicago, being: Shelley's translations of the "Banquet of Plato" (with the title-page and decorations reported to be by Rogers) and Drachmann's "Paul and Virginia of a Northern Zone" (for which the sender cannot find any illustrations although Rogers was listed as an illustrator). With a second letter [2] from Rogers, responding to Roberts: "I am afraid I can't help you in the matter of the Way & Williams book." He writes he vaguely remembers the title but can't recall actually seeing the book. "I did several books and cover designs about that time for Way & Williams but adds the decorations were probably "contemplated, but never carried through." The third [3] letter, dated April 5, 1944, is also from Rogers to Roberts negotiating to trade for two of his own books that he does not own- each listed in Roberts' bookstore catalog. "I have very little cash for books- let alone my own" but Rogers offers to trade books. The two books he requests are "The Glory of New York" and "Paul at Virginia." He also agrees to autograph the books he hopes to exchange as part of the deal. The books he wants to exchange are "Letters of T.E. Shaw to B.R." and More letters of T.E.S. to B.R." Letter four [4] is also from Rogers to Roberts, dated May 14, 1944, stating he has sent the Lawrence books but was unhappy with the binding on one of the books since the binder "stamped it, without my knowledge, in imitation gold- but the whole edition is like that." Also with three used envelopes addressed by Rogers to Roberts. Also thrown in is an extra item [5]: a 1940 library slip signed by Rogers, on which he signs to check out a book by Shakespeare. The whole, interesting package: $750.00.

      [Bookseller: Antic Hay Books]
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        Why England Slept

      Wilfred Funk, New York, 1940, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, 1st Editionboards a bit faded/dusty Dust Jacket chipped, spine sunned. Previous owner's book-plate. Quantity Available: 1. Category: World War II; Great Britain. Inventory No: 20726.

      [Bookseller: Archer's Used & Rare Books]
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        Visas for America - A Story of an Escape

      Villon Press, Sydney, Australia, No date, Hard Cover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, Second Edition267 pp. Foreword by Dr. Herbert V. Evatt. A factual account of the dramatic flight of Jews and non-Jews from Belgium through France and Spain to Portugal in the ill-fated spring of 1940 when Hitler and his hordes were over-running Holland Belgium and France. Light tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Rare & Collectible::Rare & Collectible; Antiques & Collectables; History. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 167439.

      [Bookseller: Leura Books]
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        Le Farfalle Diurne d'Italia.

      Firenze, Casa Editrice Marzocco, 1940-1953. 5 volumes. Large-4to. (340 x 240mm). pp. xxxiv, (2), 131, (3); xii, 401, (3); xvi, 318, (2); xxiv, 380, (2); xviii, 354, (2), with 2 portraits, 10 figures, 1 anatomical plate and 100 (74 coloured) plates. Contemporary blue half morocco, gilt lettering on spines. The edition of the first 4 volumes was limited to 1000 copies, of volume V to 800 copies. An excellent set of this scarce important handbook.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        Over My Dead Body

      Farrar and Rinehart New York (1940) - First Edition. Robert Graves dustjacket art. Uncommon Nero Wolfe mystery novel in which "Stout goes into Wolfe's long buried and jealously guarded past for some of the complications and motives. There was a murder in the fencing academy and when the affair began to take on international complications Wolfe was tracking down more than murder when he tried to discover who had removed the 'col de mort' from the glass case in the fencing salon". Almost Near Fine, some foxing to spine, in nearly Very Good dustjacket, shallow chipping at spine ends and flap corners, some small abrasions and short closed tears, spine color mildly faded. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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        Another World

      1940. Book. Fine. No Binding. Art Fine (as new)/Frame Fine (our Top grade). Original Art, Gouache on Paper? Original Art, Framed, Signed. [c. 1940s]. SIGNED IN RIGHT-HAND CORNER. Depicts a beautiful alien landscape, something like Mars before all the canals ran dry. Framed with a linen mat with gold fillet, under glass, with a gilt frame. Image size: 9 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches. Frames size: 17 x 20 inches. Fine (our highest grade) in fine frame..

      [Bookseller: Barry R. Levin Science Fiction & Fantasy]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Kneeling Nude

      (1940). Original oil painting. Oil paint on cardboard, image size 6 by 8 1/4 inches, matted in board frame, 16 by 20 inches. Thickly painted study of kneeling female nude in impressionistic forest setting. Dated on the verso "Aug 18 1940." LPC #368. Lopez #1136. Fine condition. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Long Winter Early Hardcover and reading copy

      Harper & Bros., New York, 1940, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-, Later Printing, Illustrated By: Helen Sewell, Mildred BoyleSurely a later printing of this early edition (copyright date given is 1940), HB letter code 11-0, beneath which appears the letters G-W. Jacket is priced at two dollars, showing code numbers 4401 and 90-130 at bottom of front flap. Book has 325 paginated pages, foredge deckled. Front boards brown illustration on russet background, reads well as does spine lettering. The book has a notably sound, tight binding and a small assortment of mild flaws. While the boad tips have no major bumping or abrasion, there is a very small dent just back from the upper front tip. Two tiny white smudges, barely noticeable back board. One tiny fleck each on half title page and blank following, text otherwise unmarked, no owner's name penned. The jacket is remarkably pretty with no chip outs and no long tears. Some creasing and edgewear, especially upper back panel. The jacket will be placed in a new mylar wrapper for its photograph, which will soon be added to the listing.JUST ADDED a trade paper reading copy of LW, presuming the hardcover rathern too nice and pricey to serve. *We feel that books offered for internet sale should be described thoroughly and accurately. Books listed by Brass Dolphin are so described, and graded, using the strict, traditional standards. For this reason, we have virtually zero returns.*, Book

      [Bookseller: Brass Dolphin Books]
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        Il Trionfo di Cesare di Andrea Mantegna

      Roma: Reale Accademia d'Italia, 1940. Prima edizione (First Edition). ril tela (cloth). Perfetto (Mint). Folio. A cura di Alessandro Luzio e Roberto Paribeni. Con 25 grandi bellissime tavole riproducenti i cartoni originali di Andrea Mantegna, I trionfi nella casa Petrozzani di Mantova, le stampe attribuite al Mantegna o ai suoi contemporanei, le varianti non accolte nella definitiva composizione e i cartoni di Vienna. Con 11 illustrazioni Carta pesante di pregio, tassello al dorso e incisione in blu al piatto

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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      C.S.I.C., Madrid - Editada de 1940 a 1946. Colección completa, 14 tomos en 7 volumenes, 500 págs aproximadamente por Vol, más láminas, ilustrados. Holandesa (Camacho) nervios, tejuelos, conserva cubiertas originales. Ejemplar excepcional. ( Hemeroteca ) Size: 23,5 x 17 [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Libros Madrid]
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        Original Signed Photograph of Pittsburgh Jazz Musicians by Charles "Teenie" Harris

      Pittsburgh. ca. 1940. Very Good. Original Teenie Harris silver gelatin photograph, 10 x 14 inches, in archival mount and framing, 17 x 20.5 inches. The image shows a drummer, horn section, and guitarist playing in Pittsburgh, and is signed in the lower right corner. A lively image, in very good condition with very small flecks of white and gold which produce and almost dreamlike effect, and seem to add to the sense of history in the photograph. There is light glue residue to the verso and mild edgewear which has been matted over. There is no studio stamp from Harris on the verso of the photograph but this appears to be a vintage silver gelatin print with his actual signature and not a Dennis Morgan restrike from the negative. Charles "Teenie" Harris (1908-1998) photographed Pittsburgh's African American community from c. 1935 to c. 1975. His archive of nearly 80,000 images is one of the most detailed and intimate records of the black urban experience known today.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        THE BIG CON the Story of the Confidence Man and the Confidence Game

      Indianapolis; (1940): The Bobbs-Merrill Co., Inc. 300pp., bound in red cloth lettered in gilt, save for a tiny bump to one corner, a near fine, very bright copy without the usual foxing to endpapers, in unclipped dust jacket with spine faded to white, rubbing, edge wear and chipping to spine tips and corners with a few closed edge tears. Still a very nice copy of this scarce work.. First Edition. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Personengruppe. Zeichnung in Bleistift und Pastell. Ca. 1940.

      . 27,3 : 19 cm.. Dichte, blattfüllende Arbeit. - Gerahmt.

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer Antiquariat und Galeri]
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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,. 1940. Octavo, pp. [1-10] 1-244 [245-246: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks],. original decorated green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in dark blue, top edge stained blue, fore-edge untrimmed.. Slight spine lean, bit of darkening to endpapers, a near fine copy in. very good pictorial dust jacket with some edge wear, mainly at spine. ends and corner tips, two shallow chips from top edge of rear panel,. and some age-darkening, mostly internal, but with a bit of show. through to white portions of spine panel. (#105681). First edition. A scientist under observation in a sealed room is killed during an experiment in the Howard M. Ward Laboratory where a research team is studying electroencephalography. Shortly thereafter a second murder is committed under circumstances as puzzling as the first. The murders are solved by Inspector Noonan, a "practical" Boston detective. BRAIN-WAVES AND DEATH was published posthumously under the pseudonym "Willard Rich" a few weeks after its author, William T. Richards, took his own life. Richards worked for Alfred Lee Loomis and his novel was a thinly veiled account of a real-life laboratory located about 40 miles north of New York City nicknamed "Tuxedo Park." This "secret palace of science" was founded and funded by Loomis, arguably one of the most significant and uncredited figures in the history of modern military science. Loomis, a world-class tinkerer in his own right, was a visionary who saw that technology would win the looming war-and indeed that an investment in "big science" would be the key to national strength in the future. Loomis went on to establish the MIT Rad Lab and later was instrumental in setting up the Manhattan Project. According to legend, Loomis had all copies of Richards' roman-a- clef bought up and destroyed. Obviously he missed a few copies, but the book is uncommon , especially in jacket. Hubin (1994), p. 678. Adey, Locked Room Murders 958.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Brain Waves and Death

      New York, New York: Scribners. 1940. Later printing. Good with a slightly cocked spine, light fraying at the bottom of the spine and bottom corners, light soiling along the top edge, in a fair dustwrapper with interior tape repairs, wear along the edges and top of the spine. Murders in a scientific laboratory. Scarce with dustwrapper. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Bride Wore Black

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1940. An Inner Sanctum Mystery. 312 p. First edition, first printing (Same date on title and copyright pages and no additional printings noted). Very Good condition hardcover in Good+ dust jacket. Clean pages and sturdy binding. Some light staining to fore edge and, heavier, on pgs. 98 and 99. Spine a bit cocked, wear at tips. Jacket has small damp stain on spine panel, rubbed, creased, and chipped at edges, missing a thin piece along top edge of back panel, damage to verso of rear flap, but intact and in nice shape overall-- showing the skull bride design. Quite desirable in its rare original jacket.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Fortunato Depero nelle opere e nella vita

      Trento: Tipografia Editrice Mutilati e Invalidi, 1940. Edizione di 600 esemplari numerati. ril tela con autografo dell'A. inciso in rosso (cloth with the Author's autograph engraved in red ). Ottimo (Fine). 4to. Con 8 pagine a colori protette da velina e 160 riproduzioni in nero Sintesi autobiografica dell'attività svolta dall'artista dal 1914 al 1940, nel campo della pittura, della plastica, del teatro, dell'arte pubblicitaria, della poesia e dell'arte decorativa. [Salaris, 1988; Gambetti, 2007]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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        Manuscript]: The Red Decade: The Stalinist Penetration of America

      1940 - Original typed manuscript. (2),611pp., typed rectos only, plus hand-drawn mock-up of the title page. Housed in old manila envelope from the book's eventual publisher, Bobbs-Merrill, who released it in 1941. The edges of several of the slightly irregular sized leaves are worn, but overall very good, the envelope is well-worn. Mixed ribbon and carbon copies, on several different types of paper, but primarily ribbon copies, and extensively hand-corrected, with sections cut-and-pasted. Born in Belarus, but raised on New York's East Side, Lyons was an American journalist originally sympathetic to the Communist Party. His reporting on the Sacco and Vanzetti affair, and his subsequent book on the subject, *The Life and Death of Sacco and Vanzetti*, were considered important sources on the case. His tenure in the USSR from 1928 until 1934, where he worked for both UPI and Tass, resulted in him being highly critical of the Stalinist regime, which he expressed in *Assignment in Utopia* (1937). This book explores the influence of the CPUSA, or American Communist Party, on American society. Everything one would want in a manuscript with ample evidence of the author's creative process.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. 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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        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]". .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Inscribed Portait Photograph

      8 x 10". C. 1940. Signed by the photographer at the bottom margin, "G. Maillard Kesslere," and with his copyright stamp on the verso. An excellent image; inscribed in black ink on the dark portion of his suit by Berlin.

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.]
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        MIRO. (Seiyo Bijutsu Bunko.)

      Tokyo (Atelier sha) 1940 - 36, (10)pp., 49 plates (including frontispiece in color). Dec. wraps., with portrait of Miró on the front cover. Covers a bit chipped and worn. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat an der Universität München]
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      The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia 1940 - First Edition. [2], 806 pages. Dark blue buckram with gilt title and volume numbers to spine panel. Journal of the Franklin Institute, Volume 230 (July-December 1940), entire volume offered. The Malina article is found on pages 433-54. Library bookplate to front pastedown, no other library markings, properly deaccessioned. Cloth. Frank Malina was an early rocket pioneer whose name is not nearly as well known as Goddard or von Braun, but whose work contributed significantly to advancements in early theory and practice. Among his many contributions, Malina (with Rocket Research Project of GALCIT engineers) developed "red fuming nitric acid (RFNA) and aniline, a propellant combination that achieved great use in American rocketry" (previously Goddard had used liquid oxygen which was hard to handle and store). Malina, with H.S. Tsien continued a "theoretical study of the thermodynamic characteristics of rocket motors", which research was used in 2 American firsts: the first successful American use of solid fuel JATOs (jet assisted take-offs) and a JATO of an American bomber. "Malina made a number of other important contributions to rocketry during his career. With von Kármán, he developed in 1940 the theory of constant-thrust long-duration solid fuel rocket motors. In 1942 he and another associate, Mark Mills, designed and patented a safety pressure relief valve for solid propellant rocket motors. In 1943, with Martin Summerfield, Malina introduced and patented improvements in methods of applying rocket propulsion to flying boats. In 1946 they formulated the 'Malina-Summerfield Criterion' for step-rockets. This criterion stated that each step of the optimum step-rocket has an equal ratio between its payload mass and the total mass of the step-rocket propelling that payload." "As an early pioneer in the field of rocketry and propulsion, Malina made many valuable contributions. His innovations in long-duration propulsion and solid and liquid fuel propellants were particularly important. According to a 1958 letter to Malina from Rear Admiral D. S. Fahrney, U.S.N. (retired), 'It was based on your findings that we produced the first jet propelled guided missile in this country.'" (see American National Biography online for quotation citations) The present work is a further study of the general theory of operation of the constant pressure rocket motor unit, and references work done by Goddard and others. These theoretical studies were undertaken before practical trials were undertaken due to the high costs of building and testing actual rockets. Much of this research resulted in the practical development of solid-fuel rocket motors. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph manuscript signed.

      N. p. o. d. - Folio. 16½ pp. on 17 ff. Obituary on the French writer Jean Binet-Valmer, who had died in April 1940: "C'etait un homme. Il eut des vertus d'homme et des faiblesses d'homme. Mais, en lui, jamais rien de mesquin ni de petit [.] Et je n'exagère pas en declarant ici qu'aux heures redoutables que traverse la France, elle aurait grand besoin de retrouver des hommes neufs qui ressembleraient à ce que fut Binet-Valmer [.]". - Edges slightly frayed, otherwise in good condition.

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        Manuscrit autographe signé] Le Problème d'Extrême Orient

      1940 - [circa octobre 1940] Manuscrit autographe de 9 ff. in-4 anopistographes (environ 30 lignes par page), signé in-fine. Quelques ratures. Un manuscrit, probablement inédit, très lisible. Dans ce projet d'article, Claude Farrère évoque longuement l'invasion japonaise de la Chine puis la récente invasion du Haut Laos et du Haut Tonkin. Il prévoit une extension du conflit, car les bases navales de l'Indochine coupent Hong-Kong de Singapour et remarque qu'une "extension des conflits actuels ôterait à la planète le peu de chances qui lui restent de jamais retrouver une paix durable et une civilisation basée sur le droit, la justice, l'ordre et la liberté". L'article se termine par des considérations sur les bienfaits apportés par la colonisation française de l'Indochine, respectueuse des croyances, des moeurs et des trésors culturels. Et Claude Farrère de conclure : "J'ai peur que leur bonheur [celui des "populations douces et naïves du Cambodge, du Laos, de l'Annam et du Tonkin"], hélas ! ne soit fini." Quelques rousseurs et plis, sans aucune gravité. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        [Manuscript]: The Red Decade: The Stalinist Penetration of America

      [1940]. Original typed manuscript. (2),611pp., typed rectos only, plus hand-drawn mock-up of the title page. Housed in old manila envelope from the book's eventual publisher, Bobbs-Merrill, who released it in 1941. The edges of several of the slightly irregular sized leaves are worn, but overall very good, the envelope is well-worn. Mixed ribbon and carbon copies, on several different types of paper, but primarily ribbon copies, and extensively hand-corrected, with sections cut-and-pasted. Born in Belarus, but raised on New York's East Side, Lyons was an American journalist originally sympathetic to the Communist Party. His reporting on the Sacco and Vanzetti affair, and his subsequent book on the subject, The Life and Death of Sacco and Vanzetti, were considered important sources on the case. His tenure in the USSR from 1928 until 1934, where he worked for both UPI and Tass, resulted in him being highly critical of the Stalinist regime, which he expressed in Assignment in Utopia (1937). This book explores the influence of the CPUSA, or American Communist Party, on American society. Everything one would want in a manuscript with ample evidence of the author's creative process. .

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        A Stricken Field

      New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce. 1940. First. First edition. Tape shadows on the boards, else near fine in an attractive, near very good, price-clipped dustwrapper with several internally repaired tears, and a scrape on the spine, probably from a removed sticker. Inscribed by the author: "For Mr. and Mrs. Rogers, with all good wishes fron their friend Martha Gelhorn. Sun Valley." .

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      Editorial Séneca, México 1940 - Con Cuatro dibujos originales. Poema de Antonio Machado. Prólogo de José Bergamín. Primera Edición 187 págs.

      [Bookseller: Valentin Peremiansky]
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