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        Sapphira and the Slave Girl

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1940 - Hardcover. Green cloth with paper label on front board and spine. Cloth faded. Endpapers and pages discolored, edges foxed. Text only printed to page 14. Dust jacket faded, creased and soiled with chips and tears. Salesman's Dummy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Booked Up, Inc.]
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        18 ASSORTED ISSUES [1940: NOVEMBER; 1941: JULY; 1943: FEBRUARY, MAY, OCTOBER; 1944: MAY, AUTUMN; 1945: SPRING, AUTUMN, WINTER; 1946: SUMMER, WINTER; 1947: SUMMER, WINTER; 1948: SUMMER, WINTER; 1949: SPRING, SUMMER] UNKNOWN / UNKNOWN ... (Truncated)

      [Atlas] 1940-1949, 1940, Softcover, Book Condition: Good, First EditionFull Book Title: 18 ASSORTED ISSUES [1940: NOVEMBER; 1941: JULY; 1943: FEBRUARY, MAY, OCTOBER; 1944: MAY, AUTUMN; 1945: SPRING, AUTUMN, WINTER; 1946: SUMMER, WINTER; 1947: SUMMER, WINTER; 1948: SUMMER, WINTER; 1949: SPRING, SUMMER] UNKNOWN / UNKNOWN WORLDS BRITISH EDITIONFirst editions. Magazines. Broken run of 18 issues from November 1940 to Summer 1949. Pictorial wrappers [ranging from about 6" x 8.75" to about 6.5" x 9.25"], 64 pages per issues [save for the last issue which has 80 pages], illustrated. Condition varies but averages Good to Very Good [some covers are creased/worn and/or loose but all are present and none are chipped save for some lightly to the spine ends; cheap text paper tanning as usual].

      [Bookseller: biblioboy.com]
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        DER JUDE AN DER OSTGRENZE [THE JEW ON THE EASTERN BORDER]

      Berlin; Zentralverlag Der NSDAP. 1940. Paperback. 1st edition. Original paper wrappers, 12mo. 87, [4] pages. 19 cm. Includes photo plates of Jews in Warsaw & Lublin Ghettos. In German. It was in the Summer of 1941, the year following this book?'s publication, that Himmler summoned Auschwitz Kommandant Höss to Berlin and told him, "The Führer has ordered the Final Solution of the Jewish question. We, the SS, have to carry out this order...I have therefore chosen Auschwitz for this purpose. " Title translates as ?"The Jew at the Eastern Border. ?" Part of the ?"publication series of the Nazi Party, Group 7, the East of Europe, Book 3?" (Schriftenreihe der NSDAP; Gruppe 7, Der Osten Europas, Band 3?") . The author Hermann Seifert was the leading journalist of ?"Der Angriffe?", the Nazi party daily paper. This volume describes the "Jewish plague" and "Jewish danger" which ?"threatened?" the German Reich (and the rest of civilized Europe) until Poland was overrun by the German armed forces and the Jews were locked up in ghettos such as Warsaw and Lublin which are shown in rare photos (8 photos on four pages of plates) . The author writes that imprisonment in ghettos can only be a temporary solution to solve the ?"Jewish question?". Subjects: Antisemitism. Jews -- Poland. Jews, East European. Germany; political history and theory; 20th century; Third Reich; Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter Partei; press and propaganda. Very Good Condition. An Outstanding copy. (HOLO2-88-4) .

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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        Roger Fry: A Biography

      London: The Hogarth Press, 1940 First edition, first printing. Publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt; in the original pictorial dust jacket, with an illustration after Vanessa Bell to the front panel in black and white, lettered in black. Very good, with light wear to the extremities, some toning to the spine, a hint of light offsetting and faint spotting to the endpapers, otherwise bright and fresh interior; unclipped dust jacket, with some light wear and minor chipping to the extremities, tape repairs to the verso, very light toning to the spine, short closed tear to the front panel, else fine. Overall, a clean and presentable copy. Kirkpatrick A25. A member of the Bloomsbury Group, Roger Fry was an important artist, art critic and proponent of modern art in the United Kingdom. After his death, Virginia Woolf was recruited to write Fry's biography, and the work was published though her Hogarth Press. It also contains an introduction by Fry's sister Margery. This biography is illustrated with 15 black and white plates of Fry and his family along with reproductions of his artworks, with a reproduction of Fry's self-portrait as a frontispiece and a 1933 portrait of Fry by Vanessa Bell as the cover artwork.. Illus. by Bell, Vanessa; Fry, Roger. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        On A Darkling Plain

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company,, 1940. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in silver. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, tips a little rubbed; an excellent copy in the jacket with toned spine and nicks to extremities. First edition, first printing. Originally serialised in Redbook magazine under the title Clash by Night. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For Dorothy Viets, in gratitude for many deadlines extended and much annoyance cheerfully borne. Wallace Stegner.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Let There Be Sculpture An Autobiography

      London: Michael Joseph Ltd.,, 1940. Octavo. Original vellum, titles to spine and top edge gilt. Illustrated throughout from photos. Boards rubbed and a little bowed as often with vellum bindings, light spoting to endpapers, contents toned. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 100 copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Morning is Near Us

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1940. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in dark blue. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, top edge dusty, spine and edges of cloth faded. A very good copy in the bright jacket with sunned spine and edges. First UK edition, first impression. First published in the US the preceding year. A haunted house novel. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the title page.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Typed Letter Signed

      ("Dalton Trumbo") 1 page, November 16, 1940, to literary agent H. N. Swanson, Hollywood. 11" x 8 1/2". Very good (staple holes on top).Trumbo having terminated his contract with the Swanson Agency  asks him to deliver all stories, manuscripts, and related items to his new agent Phil Berg - Bert Allenberg.Trumbo (1905-1976) was an American screenwriter and novelist. His life is currently being filmed. He was member of the Hollywood Ten, refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee.

      [Bookseller: George Houle Rare Books & Autographs]
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        Hilarious FDR inscribed newspaper illustration made out to his secretaries <I>"To Mary, Hackey, Grace and Missy"</I>

      Washington DC Newspaper cartoon illustration from the New York World-Telegram, dated March 26, 1940, 6" x 8.5", with a pencil inscription written in the unmistakable hand of FDR, signed with a pseudonym "Wortman". Denys Wortman was the name of the humorist who wrote and drew for the New York World from the 1920's through the 1950's. The cartoon shows three working women sitting around an office desk, playing a card game. The caption reads: "I wish the boss would stay out sick a month. Everything goes so smoothly when he's away." Franklin Roosevelt writes at the top of the newspaper clipping: "For Mary, Hackey (Louise Hackmeister, chief telephone operator for the President), Grace (Grace Tully, assistant personal secretary), Missy (Marguerite "Missy" LeHand, personal secretary) from Wortman". Roosevelt and Missy LeHand had a long-standing affair while she worked for him at the White House.

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        THE CASE OF THE SILENT PARTNER

      New York: William Morrow and Company, 1940., 1940. First edition. Fine, bright, tight copy in fine, unfaded dust jacket. Arch-competitor Harry Peavis secretly buys stock in florist Mildred Faulkner's small, family-owned business. To keep from being muscled out of her own company, Mildred goes to Perry Mason. But then Mildred's brother-in-law bets and loses stock shares in a poker game with a sleazy ex-con and his girlfriend. When both are found dead, the trail of evidence leads back to Mildred. An exceptional copy of this Perry Mason mystery story.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        Paris, Notre Dame.

      c.'s 1940 - Gelatin silver print (15.7 x 11.2cm). Photographer's ink signature and title on reverse.

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        [Ephemera:] A collection of printed ephemera by or relating to Philip Larkin

      Hull, Coventry & London: [various publishers],, 1940—1986. 32 items, octavo. Original printed wrappers. Preserved in a red cloth fall-down-back box. All in excellent condition. The Coventrian, April 1940: an extract from the magazine, first appearance of Spring Warning (Bloomfield C17); 27 (of 31) issues of the Hull Library Report 1954-1984: lacking years 1955-56, 1956-57, 1962-63, 1984-85 (Bloomfield section D); How Do You Want to Live? A report on the Human Habitat, HMSO 1972: first appearance of Prologue (Bloomfield B10); English Poetry Now, Hull 1962: includes An Arundel Tomb and Ambulances (Bloomfield L27); New Poetry, Hull 1974: includes Dockery and Son and Toads revisited (Bloomfield L31); Philip Larkin: his life and work. An Exhibition held in the Brynmor Jones Library of the University of Hull, Hull 1986. Of particular interest are the Hull Library reports: these were offprinted in very small numbers (print runs of between 75 and 150 copies) for private circulation, mainly to other libraries; Larkin was appointed Librarian at the University of Hull on 23 November 1954. With a typed letter signed ("P. A. Larkin") to "Mr. Stokes", Head of the School of Librarianship at Loughborough College of Higher Education, dated 2 April 1962, thanking him for his letter, fixing a date for his visit to Hull and asking the number of people in his party as "it would be helpful to me in arranging to provide tea"; University of Hull headed paper, portion cut from top corner, folded vertically.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Eggs, Beans and Crumpets.

      London: Herbert Jenkins Limited, 1940 - Octavo. Original orange cloth, spine lettered in black. With the dust jacket. Some fading to spine and along board edges, partial toning to endpapers but otherwise internally clean and fresh, a nice sound copy in a smart and vivid jacket with very minor rubbing to edges, small chips to corners, and some closed tears. First edition (preceding the US edition by three weeks and with different contents), first impression, first issue jacket (priced 7'6 on the spine panel), and a very nice copy. This collection of short stories, written as told to members of the Drones Club, opens with four tales of the misadventures of Bingo Little, now happily married to best-selling novelist Rosie M. Banks, with a variety of scrapes as he strives first to find a job and then to get it back when his boss Purkiss, quite justifiably, fires him. Following these, Wodehouse sparkles with Anselm Gets His Chance, featuring a young curate, a stolen stamp collection, and a secret engagement. The remaining stories feature one with Freddie Fitch-Fitch and three with Stanley Ukridge. McIlvaine A62a [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Eggs beans and crumpets

      Longmans 1940 - Toronto 1940 ,F/NF. The cloth is salmon the same as the UK Ist and the book has no defect .The wrapper has two short closed tears at top of rear panel ,rubbing on the rear flap join ,but no loss or soiling and the spine is fresh and totally unfaded ,a wonderful copy [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dick Neal Fine Books]
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        Georgia Warm Springs Foundation

      Warm Springs, GA, & New York: Georgia Warm Springs Foundation & The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis,, 1940 & 1941. Annual Report for the Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 1940 [2 copies]; [and:] The Story of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis [2 copies]. 4 works, octavo. 2 copies of the GWSF annual report: 1 in original green cloth with green endpapers, 1 in original blue boards with blue endpapers, both with titles gilt and illustration mounted to front board as issued. 2 copies of The Story of the NFIP, both in original blue boards, titles to front board in white, blue endpapers, printed on burnished coarse-woven paper. Housed together in a custom blue solander box and chemise. GWSF annual report: photographic portrait frontispiece of Franklin D. Roosevelt, several similar illustrations to the text. Fine condition. First editions, first printings of two separate titles, each present in two copies. The copy of the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation (GWSF) annual report in blue boards has Roosevelt's presentation inscription to the front blank: "To Basil O'Connor—the motor-power that turned the wheels from Franklin D. Roosevelt 6/30/41 Hyde Park". Below, O'Connor has written: "This is #2 of 6 copies only in this binding. FDR has #1—Keith Morgan has #3. BoC". The copy in green boards bears the ownership inscription to the front blank: "Basil O'Connor's Copy. #12 of 15 copies in this binding". In August 1921, while the Roosevelts were vacationing in Canada, Roosevelt contracted a paralytic illness diagnosed as polio. (Roosevelt was then aged 39, and it is now thought he fell victim to Guillain?-Barré syndrome, an autoimmune disorder virtually unknown at the time.) The illness left him with permanent paralysis from the waist down, which he made every effort to overcome. In 1926, he purchased a resort at Warm Springs, Georgia, where he founded a hydrotherapy centre for the treatment of polio patients; it still operates as the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation. After Roosevelt became President, he helped to found the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis (now known as the March of Dimes, after its revolutionary fund raising radio campaign). Basil O'Connor was a lawyer who worked as chief fundraiser for the GWSF (Wilson 2009). Keith Morgan was a New York insurance salesman hired by O'Connor to revitalise fundraising in the aftermath of the Wall Street Crash. The report is supplemented by "a brief history of the Foundation and a summary of its activities since its organization in 1927". In 1938, O'Connor, alongside the now President Roosevelt, would found the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis (NFIP). Both copies of The Story of the NFIP are signed by Roosevelt on p. 3 and O'Connor on p. 6, in his capacity as president of the foundation.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Deutsche Reiter auf der Pad in Deutsch-Südwestafrika. Reise- und Kriegserlebnisse während des Herero- und Hottentotten-Aufstandes 1904 - 1907.

      Bochum, Braun Druck, 1940.. Illustrierter Original-Kartoneinband, 8°, 100 Seiten, mit einer Abbildung des Verfassers vor der Ausreise. Leicht vergilbt, leichter Nikotingeruch, gutes, sauberes Exemplar mit persönlicher Widmung des Verfassers an einen Kriegskameraden auf dem Vorsatz (Autorgraph Wilhelm Tenbrüggen)..

      [Bookseller: Afrika- und Kolonialantiquariat Welwitsc]
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        Eggs, Beans and Crumpets

      London: Herbert Jenkins Limited,, 1940. Octavo. Original orange cloth, spine lettered in black. With the dust jacket. Some fading to spine and along board edges, partial toning to endpapers but otherwise internally clean and fresh, a nice sound copy in a smart and vivid jacket with very minor rubbing to edges, small chips to corners, and some closed tears. First edition (preceding the US edition by three weeks and with different contents), first impression, first issue jacket (priced 7'6 on the spine panel), and a very nice copy. This collection of short stories, written as told to members of the Drones Club, opens with four tales of the misadventures of Bingo Little, now happily married to best-selling novelist Rosie M. Banks, with a variety of scrapes as he strives first to find a job and then to get it back when his boss Purkiss, quite justifiably, fires him. Following these, Wodehouse sparkles with Anselm Gets His Chance, featuring a young curate, a stolen stamp collection, and a secret engagement. The remaining stories feature one with Freddie Fitch-Fitch and three with Stanley Ukridge.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Aquarell und Federzeichnung in blauervioletter Tinte über Bleistift-Vorzeichnung. Unten links innerhalb der Darstellung signiert und datiert: Buchner 1940.

      . 21,1 : 21 auf 21,8 : 21,7 cm..

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer Antiquariat und Galeri]
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        Giraffe, Kenya.

      1940 - Gelatin silver print. Good tonal range and in good condition. Photographer's credit on reverse. Dimensions: 200 by 150mm. (8 by 6 inches).

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        Shogatsu sanganichi [trans.: New Year's Day and other Stories]

      Woodcut vignette on title. 4 p.l., 138, [2], one leaf of colophon. 8vo, orig. decorated cloth, orig. washi wrapper & box. Tokyo: Shin Seikaku, 1940. First edition, limited to 150 numbered copies, signed by the author, of this collection of four short stories. Kawabata won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1968. The very attractive binding was designed by Keisuke Serizawa, a "living national treasure" and a leader of the mingei movement. This limited edition is printed on special handmade washi paper. Fine copy. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        Egy magyar táncosn?. Nagy Etel emléke. [A Hungarian Dancer. Memory of Etel Nagy.]

      Cserépfalvi, Budapest 1940 - Photographs and typography by Lajos Lengyel. First edition. In original half cloth. With the rare photographically illustrated dust jacket. 60, (6) p., 9 plates (16 photographs). Contains four essays and two poems about the recently died dancer and three theoretical writings of her. Etel Nagy (1907-1939) was a pioneer of modern dance in Hungary. She was Lajos Kassák's adopted daughter. Studied at Gertrud Kraus' school in Vienna. Later she opened her own school in Budapest. Lajos Lengyel (1904-1978) graphic artist, typographer and photographer. In his early years he was involved in the modernist movements, member of Kassák's Munka-Circle. As typographer he won the Gutenberg-prize in 1965. Dust jacket chipped on front at upper edges, and teared on the rear, otherwise fine. In original half cloth. With the rare photographically illustrated dust jacket [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Földvári Books]
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        Inside the Whale

      London: Gollancz,, 1940. and Other Essays. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Housed in a quarter morocco green solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Very mild spotting to the boards but an exceptionally nice copy in the nicked, little tanned and lightly rubbed dust jacket. First edition, first impression, one of 1,000 copies printed. The publisher's retained copy with their rubber stamp to the half title leaf. Orwell may well have been the finest essayist England produced in the entire century. Despite his radical credo in his essays he remains the last of the great Victorian prose stylists. Besides the title essay, this book prints his notable studies of Charles Dickens and boy's weeklies. A scarce book in any condition - copies as nice as this are rare.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Small Landscape in Oil, By Conrad Buff

      Los Angeles Circa 1940 - Small oil landscape on board. [Provenance: Director Shrader of Otis Art Institute, probably a gift.] [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, member IOBA]
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        Boston Clock Club Papers

      Boston Clock Club, 1940, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good ConditionThis appears to be an original copy of the meeting minutes of the Boston Clock Club from 1/13/34 to 4/6/40. They are housed in a plain black 3-ring binder, and were typed on a manual typewriter (offset letters, etc.) single-sided. In addition to the meeting minutes, there are papers entitled "Eli Terry's Wooden Clock Patents" by Albert Partridge, "Tower Clocks" by Henry F. R. Watts, "American Clock Dials" by James E. Conlon, "Modern Electric Clocks" by Henry E. Warren, and "Peter Stretch, Clockmaker" by Albert L. Partridge.Size: 4mo - over 9 3/4" - 12" tall. Pages are yellowed, but are clean. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 5-6 pounds. Category: History; Inventory No: 001242.

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        On A Darkling Plain.

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1940 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in silver. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, tips a little rubbed; an excellent copy in the jacket with toned spine and nicks to extremities. First edition, first printing. Originally serialised in Redbook magazine under the title Clash by Night. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For Dorothy Viets, in gratitude for many deadlines extended and much annoyance cheerfully borne. Wallace Stegner."

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Stencils for Solvingâ&#128;¦(mod m)

      University of California Press 1940 - Booklet and stenciled Hollerith cards are in original cloth case. Case is missing one end panel. Booklet (14 pages) has the following sections: The Method of Exclusion; Use of the Stencils; Large or Negative Values of a; Construction of the Stencils. No marks in very lightly read booklet. Front softcover sunning. The stencils are made on 275 Hollerith cards (7 3/8â&#128;&#157; x 3 ¼â&#128;&#157;). All, save one, is labelled â&#128;&#156;Exclusion Modulus, Quadratic Character of m, Value of a/m, Stencils for Solving [formula], by R.M Robinson. One card has no label. First card is gift-inscribed â&#128;&#152;To Derrick H. and Emma Lehmer with the compliments of the â&#128;&#152;â&#128;&#153;authorâ&#128;&#153;â&#128;&#153; [and signed] Raphael M. Robinsonâ&#128;&#153;. The Lehmerâ&#128;&#153;s, both famous mathematicians, were in the center of research into early electronic computing (including ENIAC).

      [Bookseller: Orca Knowledge Systems, Inc.]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        DR. CYCLOPS

      Phoenix Press, Publishers [1940], New York - Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-255 [256: blank], original red cloth, front and spine stamped in black. Novelization of the 1940 film starring Albert Dekker as the ruthless and sadistic mad scientist in the Peruvian jungle who uses radioactivity to miniaturize living things, including a group of human beings who are reduced to one fifth of their natural size. "Not only is Dr. Cyclops a literate horror/sci-fi film with good animation and special effects; it is also filmed in Technicolor, something unheard of for such a low-budget film at that time." - Parish & Pitts, The Great Science Fiction Pictures, pp. 104-105. The novel, often attributed to, but not by, Henry Kuttner, was perhaps written by Alexander Samalman. Kuttner did write a shorter magazine version from the film script which was published in THRILLING WONDER STORIES, June 1940. A just about near fine copy, some age darkening to edges of paste-downs from aging glue, slight rubbing to spine ends and corners in a near fine dust jacket, mild shelf wear along upper edge, some glue residue from old jacket protector to verso of jacket along upper and lower edge. (9734) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        SIDUR HA-TEFILOT. HELEK 1: ROSH HA-SHANAH. HELEK 2: YOM HA-KIPURIM [PRAYER BOOK FOR NEW YEAR AND DAY OF ATONEMENT, 1940]

      Congregation Of The Central Promenade Camp]. 1940. Paperback. 1st edition. Later stiff binder with original covers bound in, 4to (legal size) , 34 pages. Original mimeograph High Holidays prayerbook for Reform German and Austrian Jewish refugees interned at the Central Promenade Camp on the Isle of Man. A reference to the prayerbook is made in the memoirs of former internee Gerald Friedman (online on his website, geraldfriedman-com/files/Internment_Gerald_Friedman-pdf) . ?"As Britain went to war in September 1939, there were around 80, 000 potential ?'enemy aliens?' in the country, that is, Germans and Austrians who might conceivably support Germany as spies. 55, 000 of these were refugees from Nazi Germany and most of them were Jewish…. First came the May 12th order to intern temporarily all German and Austrian males over sixteen and under sixty years old who were in the coastal regions of England and Scotland. A second order on May 16 ordered the internment of all category ?"B?" people — male and female — throughout the United Kingdom. And then, following the surrender of France to German forces on June 2, 1940, the British government interned most remaining adult males of enemy nationality from ages 16-70. Approximately 27, 000 people were interned: among them were German and Austrian artists, doctors, scientists, open opponents of the Nazi regime and even those who had lived in Britain since they were infants. Eighty percent of the refugees in England were Jewish…. Early in July [1940], ...a steamer took …internees to the Isle of Man…At the Isle of Man the internees realized they would no longer to be treated as civilians but instead as prisoners of war. ?" (judeninthemar-org 2014) . By the end of 1940 the number of ?"enemy aliens?" on the Isle of Man had reached 14, 000. Original owner?'s name and ?"House?" nr penciled on original cover, with later typed explanation tipped in inside later binding. Searching OCLC/Worldcat, British OPAC, and the library catalogs of the Wiener Library, the Imperial War Museum, the Manx National Heritage Library, and others, we could locate not a single surviving copy of this prayerbook. Nor could we locate a single copy having been every offered for sale at auction nor in the trade. Perhaps a unique surviving example of this important prayerbooks for Jewish internees as they considered their fate for the coming Jewish year. Light wear, Very Good Condition. (holo2-122-60) .

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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        La Invención de Morel.

      Edit. Losada 1940 - Buenos Aires. Edit. Losada, 1940. En 8º. 169 pp. Primera edición. Cubierta original. Pertenece a la serie: Novelistas de España y de América. Obra en buen estado de conservación. Mítica novela publicada en 1940, en donde Adolfo Bioy Casares narra la aventura de un prófugo que se oculta en una isla aparentemente desierta &#151; asolada por extrañas enfermedades&#151; en la que, sin embargo, descubre una forma peculiar de vida: la de un conjunto de personas cuya actividad a lo largo de un período limitado de tiempo es ―proyectada una y otra vez por una máquina alimentada por la energía de las mareas. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: LA CASA DEL LIBRO VIEJO]
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        Original watercolours for Little Red Riding Hood.

      [1940s] 1940 - 7 separate images in gouache. Approx. 10 1/2 x 5 inches (26.5 x 12.75 cm). Story board for an original publication of Little Red Riding Hood. Mounted in sequence.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Picchiata nell'amore. Romanzo sintetico col Manifesto Futurista. Collaudo del poeta F.T. Marinetti. Presentazione di Luigi Scrivo.

      - Roma, Unione Editoriale d'Italia, 1940, in-8, br. edit. figurata, sovracc. di protezione in carta velina leggera semitrasparente, pp. [2], 30, [5]. Con tre ritratti (Bellanova, Marinetti, Scrivo), su una tav. f.t. Prima edizione. Esemplare eccellente, corredato da un doppio invio autografo (di Bellanova e Marinetti) a Gunhild Berg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Oreste Gozzini snc]
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        Jahrbuch für die Haus- und Grundbesitzer der Reichshauptstadt Berlin 1940-1941

      Hanseatische Verlagsanstalt, Hamburg 1940 - 178, [2]pp. Original printed stiff wrappers with blue and black lettering on covers. Scarce yearbook for the property owner in the capital city of Berlin, 1940-1941. Among other legal matters, this work contains also the latest air raid instructions for householders, and the many restrictions imposed on Jews. Moderate cresing and soiling on covers. Pages age-toned throughout. Upper corner of the first 8 pages creased. Text in German, gothic script. Wrappers and interior in overall good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Lassie Come-Home

      Winston - First edition, 1940. Book fine, except for very slight wear at spine ends and corners, and very slight discoloration along extreme edges of some pages. DJ good, with piece missing along crown of spine, two pieces missing at top of back, piece missing at top of front, some rubbing and chipping along tail of spine, joints, bottom edge of front and back, and at corners, very tiny piece missing at top of front flap, small tear at top of front, slight discoloration on spine and inside DJ. Cloth (with collie head on front cover), illustrated endpapers showing the route of Lassie's journey; illustrated by Marguerite Kirmse (full-page frontispiece in color; full-page and smaller black-and-white text illustrations). In specially made slipcase. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        England. Die Geschichte eines Raubstaates.

      1940 - Oblong 8vo. Original colour-printed wrappers with cloth backstrip; pp. 7, one colour-printed map with eight transparent overlays printed in black, white, red and yellow and fold-out booklet (illustrated self-wrappers, 10 leaves), hinged with a cloth strip to upper margin of rear wrapper. An intriguingly complex book production of anti-English Nazi propaganda documenting the growth of the British Empire with overlay maps and an explanatory booklet with a caricature of the spider Churchill by Bruno BÃ ttiger on the front cover. Despite the political stance of this publication the typographical design of the colophon on the rear cover is unadulterated Bauhaus. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Sketches in Belgium and Germany

      Hodgson & Graves, London 1940 - 26 tinted plates, each measuring 21.5 by 14 inches, or 54 by 34 cm, of Bruges, Heidelberg, Nuremburg, Cologne, Liege, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Louvain, Antwerp, Munich, Oudenarde, Treves, etc. The inclusion of Austrian cities might seem anomalous, but it should be realized that Germany as a modern nation was not yet in existence and so the designation of "Germany" in the title referred to areas where German was the predominant language. Rebacked with red morocco. Boards have considerable wear, with marbled paper pastedown suffering some abrasion losses and heavy edgewear. The plates are on card thick paper. Light occasional foxing in margins. With bookplate of library on FEP and a small embossed stamp on title from same. Otherwise no evidence of ex-lib. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Various Canadian Politicians and Personalities - 65 Signatures in total including Louis St. Laurent, John Diefenbaker, Tommy Douglas and Yusuf Karsh

      1940. No binding. Near Fine. 17 Federal Politicians of Canada, 22 Provincial Politicians, 7 Mayors, 16 Industry and Organization VIP'S and 3 Arts & AccomplishmentsTotal of 65. Circa 1940-60. These are signatures that were collected and now put in a 'loose-leaf' binder, with all insert pages measuring 3 3/4" x 6 3/4". Each signature page has some form of accompanying design, insignias, postage stamps, or nothing at all. Some of the insignias are official marks form the office held. Collection includes - Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent, Prime Minister John Diefenbaker, Internationally renown photographer Yusuf Karsh, and Canadian Premier and founder of medicare in Canada Tommy Douglas. These autographs were collected by J.H. Sauve, 238 St. Laurent Valleyfield, Quebec over at least a twenty year period from about 1940 to 1960. They were in a private collection purchased from a Montreal dealer in 1980. 17 FEDERAL POLITICIANS OF CANADAPrime Minister- Louis St. LaurentPrime Minister - John DiefenbakerConservative Party Leader - George DrewFederal Fisheries Minister - James SinclairFederal Citizenship Minister - Paul Martin Sr.Federal Post Office Minister - Victor PerryFederal Post Office Minister - Ellen FaircloughFederal Treasury and Commerce Minister - Andre RousseauFederal Northern Affairs Minister - Walter DinsdaleFederal Health Minister - J.W. MonteithGovernor General - Vincent Massey Governor General - George VanierSenator - James GladstoneSenator - Marianne Joidin (First Fr. Can Woman)Senator - David Croll (First Jewish)Federal MP Pres St. Lawrence Seaway - Lionel Chevrier Federal MP - Douglas Yung (First Chinese MP)22 PROVINCIAL POLITICIANS OF CANADANova Scotia Premier Robert StanfieldNewfoundland Premier Joey SmallwoodNew Brunswick Premier Hugh FlemmingBritish Colombia Premier W.A.C. BennetAlberta Premier - E.C. ManningSaskatchewan Premier - Tommy DouglasManitoba Premier - Duff RoblinManitoba Premier - Douglas CampbellOntario Premier - Leslie FrostQuebec Premier - Antonio BaretteQuebec Premier - Jean LesageQuebec Premier - Maurice DuplessisNova Scotia Premier - Angus MacdonaldNew Brunswick Premier - Louis RobichaudPEI Premier - A.W. MathesonPEI- Premier Walter ShawNova Scotia Premier - Henry HicksProvincial Deputy Quebec - Earl RoweProvincial Deputy Quebec - Jean CasselmanPresident PC Party Que. - Mme. P. SauveQuebec MPP Minister - Claire Kirkland-Casgrain (First Women to National Assembly)Nova Scotia MP House Speaker - W.S. Kennedy Jones7 CANADIAN MAYORSHalifax- Richard DonahueQuebec - M. Wilfrid HamelMontreal - Jean DrapeauMontreal - C. HoudeSt. Bonafice Man. - J. Van BelleghemSelkirk Ma. M.B. MasseyVictoria - P.B. Scurah16 INDUSTRY AND ORGANIZATION VIP'SPresident CN Rail - Donald GordonPresident CP Rail - W. MatherPresident Bell Tel - T. EadiePresident Imperial Oil - J.R.WhilePresident CIL - H. Greville SmithG.M. La Presse - G. PurcellCommissioner RCMP - I.H. NicholsonCommissioner Girl Guides - H. OslerChief Six Nations Band - Edward GarlowRector U of Montreal - Irene LussierCommissioner Red Cross - W.J. StanburyDirector World Jamboree - W.E. TheobaldPresident xiv UPU - W.J. TurnbullUofT Geologist - J. Tuzo Wilson (theory of plate tectonics)RC Priest, Historian Quebec Nationalist - Lionel GrouxPresident of Catholic Union of Farming - Laurent Legault3 ARTS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTSPhotographer - Yusuf KarshOlympic Champion Skier - Anne HeggtveitFirst Canadian Aviator - J.A.D. McCurdy.

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        General Ernst-Eberhard Hell World War II Diary FRANCE July 1940 to June 25, 1941 with many photos

      1940. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Fine. 16cm x 18cm, hard cover album, 18pp of manuscript with 10 B&W photos (7.5cm x 4.5cm) affixed inside diary book and 16 B&W photos (10cm x 7cm) mounted to paper outside diary - 26 photos in all.FRANCE diary with photos of General Ernst-Eberhard Hell factually written about his World War II military posting. This album features maps and photographs with accompanying captions and texts and is devoted to a period spent in Burgundy, France in 1940-41. From the vocabulary and tone of these materials they are intended as personal records or mementos rather than official military memoirs. However, what makes these diaries of greater interest is the combination of the written personal reflections combined with the personal photos visually telling his war memoirs. Insightful personal memoirs and eye-witness accounts from his perspective, later written (we believe the diaries were written and put together by General Hell after he returned from Russian captivity of10 years, as he lived for almost 20 years after his release) of a highly decorated German General. The text is very neat and tidy as are the pasted-in photos which are unusual and appealing. Written in German with English translations for the two diaries available. Fine condition. Ernst-Eberhard Hell was a German general who held several divisional commands and was later elevated to Corps level during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Ernst-Eberhard Hell was captured by Soviet troops in August 1944 during the Jassy-Kishinev Offensive (August 1944) and was held until 1955. Awards and decorations, Iron Cross (1914), 2nd Class (11 September 1914), 1st Class (14 August 1916), Eiserner Halbmond, Cross of Honor in 1934, Iron Cross (1939), 2nd Class (12 May 1940), 1st Class (17 May 1940), Eastern Front Medal, German Cross in Gold (14 June 1942), Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Knight's Cross on 1 February 1943 as General der Artillerie and commander of VII. Armeekorps, 400th Oak Leaves on 4 June 1944 as General der Artillerie and commander of VII. Armeekorps, Mentioned in the Wehrmachtbericht (12 March 1944) quoted from Wikipedia FRANCE DIARY & PHOTOS SUMMARY:The French album is titled: "With the Fifteenth Infantry Division in the Field. Reserve Period in Burgundy from July 1940 to June 25, 1941." It consists of photographs with headings and captions, a map of the sectors occupied by different German Divisions in Burgundy, and a list of officers and staff members in General Hell's Division. General Hell's Division apparently stayed for a significant period in the town of Commarin, where officers were headquartered in a chateau, which is shown in several photos (3644_26 to 30_LR). The building was organized with areas for leisure and socializing as well as offices, and was the scene of outdoor meals (see 3644_26_LR) and an outdoor marksmen's competition (3644_27_LR). One section of the album is devoted to photographs of training and other exercises (e.g. bridge construction and drills in river crossing) in which General Hell's soldiers were involved during this reserve period (3644_16_LR through 3644_19_LR). Monuments to German war dead are a recurring theme: German soldiers are seen erecting a memorial to the dead of the Franco-Prussian War in two pictures (3644_25_LR), while others show graves of earlier and recent German casualties (3644_21_LR, 3644_12_LR).Many of the photographs are a military tourist's souvenir photos from visits to Paris and to towns in Burgundy such as Beaune and Saulieu, as well as pictures of scenic landscape features (the Burgundy Canal, spring flowers, an overgrown forest). Other locations mentioned are Chateau Neuf (3644_24, 25 and 26_LR) , Chatillon sur Seine (3644_12_LR), and Alise (3644_10_LR) .In addition to a list of General Hell's subordinate officers (3644_01_LR) , officers from other units are mentioned on a few pages and appear in photos. These include Generals Wäger and Vlaskowitz (3644_18_LR) and Division Commander and Colonel Pavel [3644_20_LR]. It is clear from the sentimental title of one album section ("Special Memories") and the caption to one photograph ("We take along these pictures of Commarin in our memories" - [3644_30_LR]) that General Hell enjoyed this time in Burgundy. It appears he may have returned to the area at a later time: File (3644_35_LR) shows a card reading "bon Friedenstein Sommer 1960" and includes colour snapshots depicting the same scenes as the black and white photos mounted in the album.

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        The Letter (Original Film Pressbook).

      1940 - Folio, original wrappers, pp.12. Wrappers loose and repaired down spine, internally near fine. First edition of this pressbook issued by Warner Brothers to accompany their 1940 film The Letter, based on Somerset Maugham's short story. The film starred Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall and James Stephenson and was nominated for 7 Academy Awards. This pressbook includes advance and current publicity features about the film directed by William Wyler, and has various black and white stills from the film. It also includes advertisements for promotional material such as lobby cards and posters. Loosely inserted is a fold out 8 page also showcasing the film's various ad campaigns. A scarce piece of cinema ephemera relating to a classic Hollywood adaption of Maugham's famed short story. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

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

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        General Ernst-Eberhard Hell World War II Diary FRANCE July 1940 to June 25, 1941 with many photos

      1940. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Fine. 16cm x 18cm, hard cover album, 18pp of manuscript with 10 B&W photos (7.5cm x 4.5cm) affixed inside diary book and 16 B&W photos (10cm x 7cm) mounted to paper outside diary - 26 photos in all.FRANCE diary with photos of General Ernst-Eberhard Hell factually written about his World War II military posting. This album features maps and photographs with accompanying captions and texts and is devoted to a period spent in Burgundy, France in 1940-41. From the vocabulary and tone of these materials they are intended as personal records or mementos rather than official military memoirs. However, what makes these diaries of greater interest is the combination of the written personal reflections combined with the personal photos visually telling his war memoirs. Insightful personal memoirs and eye-witness accounts from his perspective, later written (we believe the diaries were written and put together by General Hell after he returned from Russian captivity of10 years, as he lived for almost 20 years after his release) of a highly decorated German General. The text is very neat and tidy as are the pasted-in photos which are unusual and appealing. Written in German with English translations for the two diaries available. Fine condition. Ernst-Eberhard Hell was a German general who held several divisional commands and was later elevated to Corps level during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Ernst-Eberhard Hell was captured by Soviet troops in August 1944 during the Jassy-Kishinev Offensive (August 1944) and was held until 1955. Awards and decorations, Iron Cross (1914), 2nd Class (11 September 1914), 1st Class (14 August 1916), Eiserner Halbmond, Cross of Honor in 1934, Iron Cross (1939), 2nd Class (12 May 1940), 1st Class (17 May 1940), Eastern Front Medal, German Cross in Gold (14 June 1942), Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Knight's Cross on 1 February 1943 as General der Artillerie and commander of VII. Armeekorps, 400th Oak Leaves on 4 June 1944 as General der Artillerie and commander of VII. Armeekorps, Mentioned in the Wehrmachtbericht (12 March 1944) quoted from Wikipedia FRANCE DIARY & PHOTOS SUMMARY:The French album is titled: "With the Fifteenth Infantry Division in the Field. Reserve Period in Burgundy from July 1940 to June 25, 1941." It consists of photographs with headings and captions, a map of the sectors occupied by different German Divisions in Burgundy, and a list of officers and staff members in General Hell's Division. General Hell's Division apparently stayed for a significant period in the town of Commarin, where officers were headquartered in a chateau, which is shown in several photos (3644_26 to 30_LR). The building was organized with areas for leisure and socializing as well as offices, and was the scene of outdoor meals (see 3644_26_LR) and an outdoor marksmen's competition (3644_27_LR). One section of the album is devoted to photographs of training and other exercises (e.g. bridge construction and drills in river crossing) in which General Hell's soldiers were involved during this reserve period (3644_16_LR through 3644_19_LR). Monuments to German war dead are a recurring theme: German soldiers are seen erecting a memorial to the dead of the Franco-Prussian War in two pictures (3644_25_LR), while others show graves of earlier and recent German casualties (3644_21_LR, 3644_12_LR).Many of the photographs are a military tourist's souvenir photos from visits to Paris and to towns in Burgundy such as Beaune and Saulieu, as well as pictures of scenic landscape features (the Burgundy Canal, spring flowers, an overgrown forest). Other locations mentioned are Chateau Neuf (3644_24, 25 and 26_LR) , Chatillon sur Seine (3644_12_LR), and Alise (3644_10_LR) .In addition to a list of General Hell's subordinate officers (3644_01_LR) , officers from other units are mentioned on a few pages and appear in photos. These include Generals Wäger and Vlaskowitz (3644_18_LR) and Division Commander and Colonel Pavel [3644_20_LR]. It is clear from the sentimental title of one album section ("Special Memories") and the caption to one photograph ("We take along these pictures of Commarin in our memories" - [3644_30_LR]) that General Hell enjoyed this time in Burgundy. It appears he may have returned to the area at a later time: File (3644_35_LR) shows a card reading "bon Friedenstein Sommer 1960" and includes colour snapshots depicting the same scenes as the black and white photos mounted in the album.

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        España aparta de mí este cáliz. 15 poemas por Profecía de América (palabras preliminares por Juan Larrea), México, Editorial Séneca, Col. Lucero, (1940).

      1940 - In-4º menor.- 93 (9) p.- Retrato del autor en frontispicio por Pablo PICASSO.- Rústica impresa de editor.- Cubierta con suave mancha marginal; por lo demás, infrecuente buen estado.- Procedencia: Gonzalo Losada (adquisición y sello de Editorial Losada). No es ilícito considerar la publicada por Editorial Séneca como la primera edición de hecho de este poemario definitivo y desgarrador de César Vallejo. Desaparecida en la práctica la legendaria impresión hecha por los soldados republicanos del Ejército del Este, que supervisó Manuel Altolaguirre, la promovida y prologada por Juan Larrea en México es la primera que ve la luz en forma independiente, ya que el año anterior el texto había sido incluido en una edición de los &#147;Poemas humanos&#148; publicada en París. Se incluye aquí por primera vez el retrato de Vallejo por Pablo Picasso, que alcanzaría ulteriormente una gran celebridad. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        They Were Strong and Good (Caldecott Medal)

      New York: Viking, 1940. (1940). Pictorially stamped buff cloth, small dent to rear board, no writing and no foxing; in a pictorial dust jacket with a slightly sunned spine, professional restoration to rear panel and spine ends, price clipped, no award seal. A beautiful copy of Lawson's very scarce Caldecott Medal winning book about his ancestors. The text and pictures depict black slaves in a way that is completely unacceptable by today's standards; however his mastery as an artist should not be over-looked. The text, while very simple, still gives the reader a glimpse into American History as experienced by Lawson's family. . First Edition. Near Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Robert Lawson. 4to.

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        FATAPOUFS & THINIFERS

      San Fran. Cal: Henry Holt & Company, 1940 First American Edition,1940 , Hardcover with the dust jacket in a clear protected mylar cover, with 92 pages.This is a FINE condition pictorial hardcover book in a dye-stamped blue coth boards,with the DUST JACKET ( extremety rare with the jacket ).Endpapers decorated with armorial bearings of the Thinifers and Fatapoufs houses. Colors in this book are clean and brillant with no marks rips or any damage. The boards have some edge ware and light bumps at the corners and the pages have the very lightest of tone to the edges. This extremety rare book is in the best condition of any copy you will find . Now for the condition of the , dust jacket it is complete, with age and damage to the edges and spine ,the front bottem and spine is missing a piece about 1.5"x 2" , and at the top a small missing piece about 0.5" x 0.25" . This beautiful book authored by one of France's twentieth century literary giants .The Thins and the Fats have already had one World War -- can a Second World War be averted? Read Maurois's thinly veiled picture-book parable for the European political situation just prior to 1940.see image.. 1st. American Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fair. Illus. by Jean Bruller. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Book.

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        Pal Joey

      New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1940. First Edition. A fine copy in dust jacket. Basis for the musical and the film of the same title.

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

      The Viking Press, New York, 1940, Paperback, Book Condition: Good, First EditionSize: 4to - over 9?" - 12" tall, 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.

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        Two Fishing Boats at a Dock, Boothbay, Maine.

      Robinhood, Maine, circa late 1940s. - Oil on canvas board. 12 x 16 inches. 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, Maine, 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 Maine 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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        Dago Red

      Viking Press, New York 1940 - B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is a slight slant to the spine of the book. The text pages are clean and bright. The front endpaper has four spots of glue residue by the top edge. The rear endpaper has a square patch of glue residue where something (possibly a card pocket) was adhered and removed. The dust jacket is clean and bright, but has several edge tears, including a two inch semi-closed tear to the bottom front panel which has been repaired on the reverse with brown paper tape by a former owner. "From Fante's pages one learns what it means to be an Italian by emotion, as American by conviction. To be called a Wop, to take first communion, to steal a stick of candy, to stand at a child's grave, to bat out a three-base hit, to pummel a boy and kiss a girl." From Wikipedia: "Recurring themes in Fante's work are poverty, Catholicism, family life, Italian-American identity, sports and the writing life. Ask the Dust has been referred to over the years as a monumental Southern California/Los Angeles novel by a host of reputable sources (e.g.: Carey McWilliams, Charles Bukowski and The Los Angeles Times Book Review). More than sixty years after it was published, Ask the Dust appeared for several weeks on the New York Times' Best Sellers List." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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