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        Native Son

      Harper and Brothers - First edition, 1940. Book near fine, except for slight wear at spine ends and corners, slight discoloration on end-papers. slight scratching on back. DJ very good, with small pieces missing at top of spine, corners, and tiny piece missing at top of back, seven pieces of tape along top and bottom of covers and spine, some rubbing and chipping at tail of spine and corners, tiny tear near top of front, slight discoloration on spine, back, and inside DJ, small piece of tape on inside DJ, slight rubbing on front. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        The Secret of Dr. Kildare

      Dodd, Mead & Company, New York 1940 - First edition. Ink owner's name with a small bookstore stamp, and one corner bumped, else near fine in a lightly edgeworn, near fine dustwrapper. Hospital romance and mystery tale featuring the handsome young intern Dr. Kildare. Basis for the 1939 Harold S. Bacquet film starring Lew Ayres as Dr. Kildare, and also featuring Lionel Barrymore, Lionel Atwill, and Laraine Day. Scarce. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Tarzan in the Forbidden City

      Los Angeles: Bantam Publications, Inc. / L.A. Bantam # 23 1940 - ----------vintage paperback. This is a 100-page abridged edition of "Tarzan AND the Forbidden City". It is an important book, as it is the first Edgar Rice Burroughs title to be published as a paperback. There are at least 3 cover variants of this title, 2 with text only covers, and this one, with an illustrated/pictorial cover by an unknown artist. Zeuschner 570. All 3 variants are rare, with this pictorial cover variant, apparently the rarest of all. In fact, it is one of the rarest of all paperbacks. Slight spine tilt, cover creases, edgewear, 2 small scuffs to the illustrated lion, tiny (1/4 inch) split to spine bottom, a good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: John McCormick]
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      - Madrid, 1940. 2ª Edición Ediciones Españolas S. A. Tela Editorial con dorados en plano y lomera., 3852 pp. 31x25. Profusamente ilustrado con fotografías b/n en texto. También artísticas láminas alegóricas color a toda página. Dirección literaria: Joaquín Arrarás Iribarren. Dirección artística: Carlos Sáenz de Tejada. Cubiertas desgastadas, roces en algunos tomos . Cinta de registro. GUERRA CIVIL

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      Viking Press 1940 - A near fine first edition inscribed by Robert McCloskey to "Little Beth" at the time of publication -- May, 1940. McCloskey has also written "Oxford Ohio May 9, 1940." In a very good dust jacket with the original price of $2 still present, with some minor edgewear, closed tears and chips. And with a white label glued to the spine, but nothing is written on the label. Published by the Viking Press May, 1940, stated on the copyright page, and the year 1940 appears on the title page. No mention of later printings on the copyright page. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons,. 1940. Octavo,. cloth.. Some offsetting to free endpapers, light fading to cloth along top. edge and joints, a very good copy in very good dust jacket with wear. to spine ends with some loss, foxing on inner surface, tape stains on. inner surface along edges with some show through, rubbing to front. spine edge with a chip, and rubbing to front flap edge. Uncommon in. jacket. (#82317). First edition. A Great Merlini novel, this one with a Circus setting.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        How "Bigger" Was Born

      New York: Harper & Brothers, [1940] - With a wonderful inscription from Wright to his close personal friend, Abe Aaron: "To Abe, in memory of the Old John Reed Club days. Dick. 10/11/40 Brooklyn." Wright met Abe Aaron in 1930 in Chicago, where both were working in the Chicago Post Office, nicknamed "The university." Aaron helped introduce Wright to the circle of intellectuals and radicals in the area. In 1934, Aaron helped promote Wright's poems into publication, writing to his friend Jack Conroy, publisher of ANVIL: "Isn't he swell? And he is absolutely self-educated . He also writes short stories. On that score he considers me as a kingpin compared to himself. He sees what luck I'm having. So he never submits . " Conroy, impressed with Wright's work, published a poem in ANVIL and referred both Aaron and Wright to the John Reed Club. Named for the author of TEN DAYS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD, a history of the communist revolution in Russia, the clubs were founded nationwide in 1931, lasting only until 1934. During his brief membership before the clubs were dissolved, Wright became an officer of the chapter. The disbanded groups of artists and intellectuals fed the ranks of the League of American Writers, of which Aaron and Wright became prominent members A wonderful association copy First edition. 8vo. . Yellow printed wrappers, somewhat soiled and darkened at edges, but sound. In cloth clamshell box. $5000 NET [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Domestic Architecture of H.T. Lindeberg

      New York: William Helburn, Inc.. 1940. First. First edition. Folio. Quarter red leather and cloth. Introduction by Royal Cortissoz. Corners a bit frayed, spine ends a bit rubbed, a very good copy of an uncommon title. The work of architect H.T. Lindeberg displayed in photographs and schematics including a list of his clients. One of 1000 copies. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Domestic Architecture Of H.T. Lindeberg With an Introduction by Royal Cortissoz

      William Helburn, NY 1940 - XVI & 310 pages. Folio, 38 x 28 cm. 304 plates: photographs, elevations, plans to scale, interior and exterior views. Limited edition, one of 1000 copies. Harrie Thomas Lindeberg designed for the rich and famous of the first half of the 20th century -- Astor, DuPont, Morgan, Vanderbilt -- were but a few of his notable clientele. All are named (List of Clients). Lindeberg' s formative years at McKim, Meade & White served him well, and as an assistant to Stanford White he learned the art of the sell. From 1906 to 1914 his partner was Lewis Colt Albro. Cortissoz in his introduction calls him "a definite and original personality which is distinctively American." Small blemish head of half-title, exceptionally clean and fresh internally. Rebound in gilt lettered red buckram. Fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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        Flaming Lanterns

      London: Herbert Jenkins,, 1940. Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles in black. With the dust jacket. Light partial toning to endpapers, very slight rubbing to the tips; an excellent copy, with the cloth bright, in the spine-faded jacket, rubbed at the extremities. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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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      William Helburn Inc. ,, N Y, N Y 1940 - color and B&W Illustrations; Folio 13" - 23" tall; xvi, [2], ,310, [2] pages; cloth, folio, (binding a little loose, frontcover with some sun fading and wear to extremities, minor scattered soiling). Contents generally VG. Color and B/W illustrations. ; 11 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      New York: Knopf, 1940. - Cloth. First edition. Endsheets a bit darkened, with small early ownership signature on front free endsheet, some shallow top-edge stain bleed to fore-edge of last third of text-block, else a good copy in somewhat darkened dust jacket with shallow chipping at head and toe of spine panel. Chandler's second novel and a H-Q Cornerstone. BRUCCOLI A2.1.a.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA]
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        Robinhood Cove, Maine.

      Robinhood, Me., ca. late 1940s. - Watercolor. Matted. 14.5 x 21 inches. Matted. Signed. Provenance: Estate of the artist. Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1919, Jason Schoener came from a family of distinguished American artists. He was the nephew of sculptor/painter William Zorach and his wife, painter Marguerite Zorach. Beginning in 1939, Schoener spent his summers at the Zorach family farm in Georgetown, Me., where he studied art with his Uncle William. After service in the Pacific during WWII, Schoener served as an instructor, department chairman, and dean at California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA. Schoener's other teaching assignments included Mills College in Oakland, California, and the Athens Technological Institute in Greece. Meanwhile, Schoener continued to use his Georgetown and then Robinhood homes Me. as a summer studio. Over the span of almost two decades, Schoener had several solo exhibitions at the Midtown Gallery on East 57th Street in New York City. His works are in many museum and private collections, including the Oakland Museum and the Whitney Museum in New York. He died in 1997. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Last Man.

      London: John Murray, 1940 - Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and upper board in black. With the dust jacket. Ownership inscription to front pastedown. A little rubbed and toned at extremities, lower corner bumped and with a small white mark, spotting to edges of text block, partial tanning to free endpapers. An excellent copy in the rubbed, tanned, and chipped jacket with some closed tears. First edition, first impression. Rare, particularly in the dust jacket, this is one of the earliest novels to incorporate a doomsday device. It was critically well-received, with George Orwell writing that the book "raises a real problem decay in the belief in absolute good and evil". [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        One page ALS

      St Louis. MO, 1940. One page autographed letter signed, from Irma Rombauer, author of The Joy of Cooking, and a major figure in the history of American cooking. Addressed to Louise [Diallo],The last name was supplied by the seller and is not indicated on the letter itself. In black ink on cream colored stationery printed in brown, "Mrs. Edgar Rombauer - 5712 Cabanne Avenue - St. Louis - Mo. The letter contains regrets for not staying longer at an event and, most interesting, a full recipe. The recipe, for "Bran Biscuit," appears in very close form in the 1936 edition of the Joy of Cooking and in later editions, and contains both the ingredients list and the step-by-step instructions. With one fold, otherwise fine. Romabuer manuscript material is very rare, and we have not been able to locate another record of it entering the marketplace.

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        Romain Rolland

      Paris 1940 - Photographie originale signée et datée Paris 1940, tirage argentique, 254 x 177 mm, montée sur le carton, 320 x 240 mm. Beau portrait de l'écrivain âgé, la tête légèrement inclinée soutenue par sa main droite. Réalisé à partir d'un négatif en couleurs, notre portrait est tiré en noir et blanc. Gisèle Freund comme à son habitude réservait les tirages couleurs pour les expositions, et utilisait plus fréquemment du papier noir et blanc pour des raisons de coût. C'est en 1938 avec l'arrivée sur le marché français des premières pellicules couleurs pour amateurs que Gisèle Freud eu l'idée de commencer sa série de photographies d'écrivains. Aidée par Jean Paulhan et Adrienne Monnier, elle réalisa plus d'une centaine de portraits qui ressembleront le monde littéraire de l'avant-guerre

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        82 Erotic Typescripts

      [Circa 1940]. A group of nearly 1200 typescript pages of erotica, containing 82 original and classic stories, poems, songs, and jokes assembled by the legendary collector and Oklahoma oil man, Roy Melisander Johnson. The loose pages are contained in an enormous pin-bound quarter leather and cloth binder. Near fine with only a touch of rubbing at the edges and spots on the rear board along the spine; the individual pages are overall fine with some scattered toning. .

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      Simon & Schuster 1940 - A fine first edition in a fine dust jacket with a full page drawing by Bemelmans. The adventures of a small dog in Africa. Illustrated in color throughout. Folio, pictorial boards. Comes in a custom-made collector's clamshell case. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Die Lösung der Judenfrage in der deutschen Wirtschaft. Kommentar zu Judengesetzgebung von Alf Krüger, Ministerialrat im Reichswirtschaftsministerium

      Berlin Wilhelm Limpert-Verlag, 1940.. . Vollständige Ausgabe im Original-Verlagseinband (Ganzleinen / Leinen / OGLn / OLn / Ln im Format 14 x 20,5 cm) mit Rücken- und Deckeltitel, 440 Seiten, Schrift: Fraktur. - Aus dem Inhalt: Vorwort - I. Schöpferisch-gestaltendes oder parasitäres Judentum? Die Entwicklung des Judentums in der Wirtschaft des Altreichs / Das Judentum in der Ostmark - II. Verzeichnis der abgedruckten Gesetze, Verordnungen und Erlasse (Reichsbürgergesetz vom 5.September 1935 samt allen Verordnungen / Verordnung gegen die Unterstützung der Tarnung jüdischer Gewerbebetriebe, 1938 / Verordnung über die Anmeldung des Vermögens von Juden, 1938 / Anordnung aufgrund der Verordnung über die Anmeldung des Vermögens von Juden, 1938 / Verordnung zur Durchführung der Verordnung über die Anmeldung des Vermögens von Juden, 1938 / Gesetz zur Änderung der Gewerbeordnung für das Deutsche Reich, 1938 / Verordnung über Kennkarten, 1938 / Dritte Bekanntmachung über Kennkartenzwang, 1938 / Verordnung zur Ausschaltung der Juden aus dem deutschen Wirtschaftsleben, 1938 / Verordnung über eine Sühneleistung der Juden deutscher Staatsangehörigkeit, samt Durchführungsverordnung, 1938 / Verordnung zur Wiederherstellung des Straßenbildes bei jüdischen Gewerbebetrieben, 1938 / Polizeiverordnung über das Auftreten der Juden in der Öffentlichkeit, 1938 / Verordnung über die Anmeldung des Vermögens von Juden in den sudetendeutschen Gebieten, 1938 / Verordnung über den Einsatz des jüdischen Vermögens, 1938 . . . Durchführungsvorschriften des Reichswirtschaftsministers betreffend die Ablieferung von Juwelen und Gegenständen aus Edelmetallen durch Juden, 1939 / Verordnung über die Verlängerung der Frist zur Ablieferung von ihm Juwelen und Gegenständen aus Edelmetallen durch Juden, 1939 / Gesetz über Mietverhältnisse mit Juden, 1939 / Verordnung des Reichsprotektors in Böhmen und Mähren über das jüdische Vermögen, samt Durchführungserlass, 1939 / Verordnung über die gerichtliche Zuständigkeit im Verfahren nach der Verordnung gegen die Unterstützung der Tarnung jüdischer Gewerbebetriebe, 1939 / Kommentar zur Anordnung aufgrund der Verordnung über die Anmeldung des Vermögens von Juden, 1939 / Kommentar zur Verordnung über den Einsatz des jüdischen Vermögens, 1939 / Anhang. Neueste Verordnungen (u.a.: Verordnung des Reichsprotektors in Böhmen und Mähren zur Ausschaltung der Juden aus der Wirtschaft des Protektorats, 1940, samt Durchführungserlassen / Anordnung über die Pflicht zur Anmeldung jüdischen Vermögens im Generalgouvernement, 1940). - Kriegsdruck, Erstausgabe, EA, erste Auflage in guter Erhaltung (Stempel auf Vorsatz und Titelblatt, sonst gut). - Aus dem Vorwort: "Das vorliegende Werk bringt eine zusammenfassende Darstellung der Gesetzgebung des Großdeutschen Reiches, soweit sie die Entjudung der deutschen Wirtschaft im weiteren Sinne zum Gegenstand hat, und eine geschichtliche Entwicklung des Judentums in der deutschen Wirtschaft mit übersichtlicher Statistik. Unter Berücksichtigung des Schrifttums und der Rechtsprechung wird eine Erläuterung der Anordnung aufgrund der Verordnung über die Anmeldung des Vermögens von Juden vom 26. April 1938 sowie der Dritten Verordnung über den Einsatz des jüdischen Vermögens vom 3. Dezember 1938 gegeben. Ich hoffe, daß das Werk allen bei der Entjudung der deutschen Wirtschaft mit der Überführung wirtschaftlicher Werte befassten Behörden sowie den Gerichten, Rechtsanwälten, Notaren, Wirtschaftsprüfern und Treuhändern ein Hilfsmittel sein und gleichzeitig das Verständnis für die Zwangsmäßigkeit der Judengesetzgebung in Deutschland vermitteln wird, um dadurch einen Teil an der Lösung des Judenproblems in der Wirtschaft Großdeutschlands beizutragen haben." - Mit zeittypischen Ausführungen wie z.B.: "Die Entwicklung des Judentums in der Wirtschaft des Alterreichs. Sooft Juden im Laufe des Weltgeschehens in einen anderen Volkskörper eingedrungen sind, entstand nach kürzerer oder längerer Zeit ein Problem, das wir heute in seiner Gesamtheit als Judenfrage bezeichnen. Dieses Problem ergibt sich bei allen Wirtsvölkern, unabhängig davon, welcher Rasse und Konfession sie angehören. Im Rahmen dieser Arbeit wollen wir uns nur mit der Judenfrage in Deutschland, insbesondere in der deutschen Wirtschaft, befassen. - Als sich in der zweiten Hälfte des vorigen Jahrhunderts im deutschen Volke starke judenfeindliche Bestrebungen bemerkbar machen, tauchten als Abwehr zahlreiche, vorwiegend von Juden gegebene Darstellung der geschichtlichen Entwicklung des Judentums auf, die in bewusster Tendenz ein einzigseitig verzerrtes Bild der Lebensbedingungen des jüdischen Volkes gaben. Hier wurden z.B. die Juden als das dauernden Verfolgungen ausgesetzte, stets vom Tode bedrohte und gemarterte Volk geschildert, das in Ghettos gepresst, aller bürgerlichen und politischen Rechte bar, von jeder zur erzeugerischen und handwerklichen Tätigkeit ausgeschlossen und durch ständige wirtschaftliche Unterdrückung zu Schacher und Wucher gezwungen wurde. Dem deutschen Volk wurde die alleinige Schuld an der Entstehung von Gegensätzlichkeiten zwischen ihm und dem jüdischen Volk zugeschoben, da das Judentum - nach seiner Darstellung - durch die unaufhörliche Unterdrückung erst zu dem gemacht worden war, was schließlich wurde. Jede judenfeindliche Bestrebung und Regung im deutschen Volk (bei anderen Völkern war dasselbe festzustellen) wurde als ein Rückfall in die Barbarei des "finsteren Mittelalters" hingestellt. Tatsächlich ist es den Juden durch ihren beherrschenden Einfluss auf Presse und Schrifttum gelungen, der Welt und dem deutschen Volk diese Auffassung mit einer Hartnäckigkeit anzuhämmern, die schließlich auch zahllose Deutsche von ihrer Richtigkeit überzeugte. Ein geschichtlicher Rückblick ergibt, daß der Kampf gegen das Judentum nicht Intoleranz, sondern unbedingt notwendige Maßnahme zur Erhaltung völkischen Eigenlebens ist Die Juden kamen nach dem Urteil ihrer eigenen Rassegenossen zu ihren Wirtsvölkern nicht als schöpferisch tätige Gäste (etwa als Kolonisatoren, Handwerker usw.), sondern als gewinnssüchtige Händler. Jede objektive Betrachtung der Entwicklungs- und Lebensbedingungen des Judentums im frühmittelalterlichen Deutschland führt zu der Feststellung, daß die wirtschaftlichen Verhältnisse der Juden ausgezeichnet, ihre rechtliche und soziale Lage befriedigend war..." / "Der Jude Mandel, der Direktor der Hiertenberger Patronenfabrik, war der Duzfreund des Fürsten Starhemberg. Er belieferte sowohl die Heimwehr, als auch die spanischen Bolschewisten . . . Obwohl die Juden sehr gute Geschäfte für sich zu machen verstanden, sah sich Herr Bundeskanzler Schuschnigg Neujahr 1937 veranlasst, der Wiener israelitischen Kultusgemeinde 10.000 S. für arme Juden zu überweisen . . . Die Leiden des österreichischen Volkes in letzten 20 Jahren sind hauptsächlich durch das kaum mit Worten wiederzugebende Juden-Regiment in Staat und Wirtschaft veranlasst worden. Wie die Verhältnisse kurz vor der Befreiung der Ostmark durch den Führer lagen, beweisen anschaulich die nachfolgende Tabellen . . . " / "Wenn heute die Auslandspresse immer wieder über die fürchterliche Lage der in Deutschland von jedem Erwerb ausgeschlossenen und nur auf die Mildtätigkeit ihrer ausländischen Rassegenossen angewiesenen Juden spricht, so braucht demgegenüber nur auf die Tatsache hingewiesen zu werden, daß 1938, also fünf Jahre nach der Machtübernahme, 700.000 Juden im Sinne der Nürnberger Gesetze nach amtlicher Erhebung über Vermögenswerte von rund 8 Milliarden Reichsmark verfügten. Eine bessere Widerlegung der internationalen jüdischen Lügen kann es nicht geben! Deutschland hat die Judenfrage innerhalb seines Lebens- und Wirtschaftsraumes zu einem großen Teil vor den Augen der Welt gelöst. Die Arbeit geht weiter, denn für das nationalsozialistische deutsche Volk gilt die Judenfrage erst dann als erledigt, wenn der letzte Jude Deutschland verlassen hat und darüber hinaus jüdisches Denken für immer aus deutschen Hirnen entfernt ist"

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      New York, 8. Mai 1940.. 1 SS. Gr.-8vo. Gedruckter Briefkopf. Mit eh. Briefumschlag.. An den Drucker und Buchgestalter David Silve in New York: "[ ] I saw Updike last Saturday, he is altogether delighted with the book. He seemed especially pleased with my device on the title page and wanted to know if he could use it. The drawings are mine but the cuts belong to the Institute and I wonder how they would feel about the matter. For the present it would be well if you could send me the drawings, of the device and title line, when convenient and of course I count on having some extra copies of the booklet. I am particularly pleased with the way you used my type and obliged to you for selecting it, I now see that it was the logical thing to do [ ] It just occurred to me that you might like to keep the drawing of the device, in which case I should like to borrow it for a photostat [ ]".

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        Oeuvres complètes. 23 volumes complets et un album de photographies.

      Mermod 1940-1954, Lausanne, - reliés demi parchemin pour les 20 premiers, brochés pour les tomes 21-22-23 et l?album.Edition originale des oeuvres complètes, tirée sur papier vergé chiffon Biberist (1500 ex. numérotés).

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        The Empire's Strength poster series. "Do You Know That Australia is the world's greatest exporter of wool.These Are The Sinews of War"

      H.M. Stationary Office, c 1940, London: - Attractive poster promoting Australian wool during World War II. Handsome image of a row of shearers, the first of whom is looking up towards you while shearing, with wool scattered around. Keith Henderson worked as a graphic artist for the Empire Marketing Board, from the 1920's. This is a lovely example of his work, with a great Australian connection. Three light fold lines o/w fine, bright condition. Text reads "Do you know that Australia is the world's greatest exporter of wool, and also supplies wheat, meat, dairy products, fruit and valuable metals: that aircraft and munitions are now being mass-produced in Australia. These Are The Sinews of War." 25 x 50", lithograph with at least 7 colors printed by Lowe & Brydone Printers Ltd, for H. M. Stationary Office.

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        LW KBK 4 - Vom Rhein zum Atlantik

      Wilhelm Limpert [1940], Berlin - Oblong 4to. Unpaginated. [48pp.] Gray card board with black and white lettering. Decorative cord. Illustrated with b&w photographs (3 per page), one-sided printing. The events between May 10 and June 25 1940, the operation by the Luftwaffe (with Messerschnitt planes/LW KBK 4) to reach Northern France and Paris through Holland and Belgium, are reported by war correspondents Max Rossbach (Vom Rhein bis zum Kanal) and Dr. Eckert (Wie Frankreich zusammenbrach) and documented with images of the destruction of bridges, train stations, and cities along the way. rubbing at corners and edges. Text in German. Interior and exterior in overall very good condition.

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        Farewell, My Lovely

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1940 - Advance Reading Copy in illustrated self-wrappers as issued. Spine-cocked, rubbing and edgewear, an attractive, very good copy of this fragile pre-publication state. Housed in a custom quarter red morocco and cloth clamshell case. In recent years the few copies that have been on the market have usually been subject to extensive repair. While this copy exhibits some wear, it is totally unacquainted with the paper conservator's art. A scarce issue of what some consider the zenith of the modern hardboiled detective novel. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Crowthers of Bankdam [The Master of Bankdam is a 1947 British historical film directed by Walter Forde from this novel. It starred Anne Crawford, Dennis Price, Tom Walls, Stephen Murray, Linden Travers and David Tomlinson. Two generations of brothers struggle for control of the family business in 19th-century Yorkshire. The film was made by Holbein Films at Nettlefold Studios, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England. It was produced by Rank Films and distributed by Prestige Films].

      Published by Collins 48 Pall Mall, London First Edition . London 1940. - First edition hard back binding in publisher's original bottle green cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 8½'' x 6¼''. Contains 640 printed pages of text. Slight evidence of damp stain to the rear board, not affecting the inside, corners sharp and pointed. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with one 20 mm closed tear to the top front cover and small closed tears the top of the rear cover, not price clipped 9/6, spine colours not faded. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, it does not adhere to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A. LITERATURE 1926-1945 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        [Photo Album] World War II South Pacific

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

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        A Set of Eight China Dinner Plates with Black and White Wildfowl Designs by Lynn Bogue Hunt, with His Explanatory Legends on the Back

      n.p, ca. 1940. (HUNT, LYNN BOGUE) 6-1/4 inches in diameter. . These plates have been used to dine from, and there are occasional minute scratches, but they are fine overall, and ideal for display . On November 3, 1943, Lynn Bogue Hunt wrote to Eugene V. Connett, founder, proprietor, and, in 1942, liquidator, of The Derrydale Press: "...I have been decorating highball glasses, plates, and doing porcelains for a couple of years and with considerable success on a royalty basis". Looking at these exceptionally attractive and interesting plates, it is easy to see why. Hunt's ducks, pheasant, quail and other species are vigorously depicted in flight, with Hunt's caption and signature included on the front surface. On the back of each plate is shown a pair of the subject birds and a lengthy description (about 125 words) of their characteristics and habits, lettered and signed by Hunt. Despite numerous attempts by various practitioners, sporting art does not always translate well to other media, but with these plates Hunt has successfully combined form and function with elegance and style. A BEAUTIFUL SET

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        The Arab War. Confidential Information for General Headquarters from... Being Despatches reprinted from the secret "Arab Bulletin". Introduction by Sir Kinahan Cornwallis... Director of the Arab Bureau 1916-1920

      (London): The Golden Cockerel Press, (1940).. Limited edition, no. 306 of 500 copies, small 4to, 50, (2) pp. Bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in green quarter morocco, spine sunned, minor loss to the leather at the foot of the upper cover, otherwise an excellent copy. Pertelote 147.

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        Manual de automóviles Arias-Paz

      - Ingeniería del transporte. Técnica de los medios de transporte. Vehículos. (629) Victoriano Suárez. Madrid. 1940 23 cm. 536 pág. Encuadernación en tapa dura lomo en piel estampado. Por Manuel Arias Paz. [Suc. de Rivadeneyra]. Grabs. intercal. Falto de la cubierta original. 1ª Edición. Dedicatoria autógrafa del autor. MP2 dedicado [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Yearling

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940 - Published in New York by Charles Scribner’s Sons in 1940. First Pulitzer Prize Edition. This copy is SIGNED by the author. Book fine except for discoloration on spine and along edges of covers, and previous owner’s signature on front free-end page. DJ good except for chipping on corners, fading on covers and spine and both inside DJ flaps, missing 2 inch wide piece on top of spine and 1 inch wide piece on bottom of spine, and slight creasing along edges. DJ has been price clipped. Book comes in specially made cloth slip cover. We will provide certificate of authenticity for this item. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Handbuch der Erbbiologie des Menschen. 5 Bände in 7 Teilen.,

      Julius Springer, 1940 - Ausgetragenes Bibliotheksexemplar, Seiten altersgemäß angedunkelt, Deckel an den Rändern der Bände stellenweise leicht berieben Schneller Versand, mit Rechnung. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 11070 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Domestic Architecture of H.T. Lindeberg

      New York: William Helburn, Inc.. 1940. First. First edition. Folio. Quarter red leather and cloth. Introduction by Royal Cortissoz. Corners a bit frayed, spine ends a bit rubbed, a very good copy of an uncommon title. The work of architect H.T. Lindeberg displayed in photographs and schematics including a list of his clients. One of 1000 copies. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Hardy Boys: The Disappearing Floor

      Grosset & Dunlap 1940 - Published in New York by Grosset & Dunlap in 1940. First Edition according to the Carpentieri Bibliography (1940A-1). Book very good, bumped ends of spine, surface of spine somewhat uneven, and rubbed spot on front cover. DJ very good, very light wear at ends of spine, small piece missing from upper corner of front, creasing on front and rear near spine hinges, vertical crease down length of spine, some faint soiling on rear, and soiled spot on fore edge of pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Biggles in the South Seas

      Oxford 1940 - Green decorated cloth boards. True first thick edition, not to be confused with the medium or thin. Very light wear to some edges and with a small black mark on the front board - soot? Internally with very small booksellers label to the base of the fep o/w clean. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Global Bookfinders]
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