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        Vintage Silver Gelatin Print

      1940. A vintage silver gelatin print mounted on cardstock, with the print measuring 9 3/8 inches by 7 3/8 inches, the mount measuring 8 by 10 inches. Undated, circa 1950, with the model identified presumably by Jasgur on the mount recto as Virginia Phillips. In generally fine condition, with a few stray scuffs and blemishes, but minor. A lovely and unusual image from Jasgur, most famous for his photographs of the young Norma Jean Desmond, before she became Marilyn Monroe,

      [Bookseller: John Kehoe, Bookseller ABAA]
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        5 YOUNG AMERICAN POETS. GEORGE MARION O'DONNELL. RANDALL JARRELL. JOHN BERRYMAN.MARY BARNARD.W.R. MOSES.

      New Directions, Norfolk, Connecticut 1940 - First Edition. A fine fresh copy in the publisher's original navy cloth covered boards, (hint of off-setting to front pastedown) bright gilt lettering on the spine in a truly lovely dustwrapper, (indiscernable nicks at the crown and heel of the spin e and edges). Berryman's first appearance in book form. Stefanik A1. Excellent. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        JACQUARD ORIGINAL DE FRANCISCO FRANCO DIBUJADO POR FERRALER Y DORDAL 1940

      MANUEL FABREGAS JORBA 1940 - JACQUARD ORIGINAL DE FRANCISCO FRANCO DIBUJADO POR FERRALER Y DORDAL 1940. 40X30. FABRICADO POR MANUEL FABREGAS JORBA ACABADA LA GUERRA CIVIL Y PRINCIPIOS DE LA DICTADURA FRANQUISTA. RARO. REF 20 Biblioteca A [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Magic Bow: A Romance of Paganini

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1940 - First edition. A little rubbing at the extremities, very good lacking the dustwrapper. Basis for the 1946 film *The Magic Bow* directed by Bernard Knowles, and featuring Stewart Granger as Paganini. The Dedication Copy, Inscribed by Komroff to publisher Thomas R. Coward: "This copy (and all other copies) is for Thomas R. Coward in friendship. Sincerely, Manuel Komroff." The printed dedication reads: "For Thomas R. Coward, Publisher and Friend." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Hitler et moi

      First edition of the French translation, one of the copies of the Press.Binding to bradel in full black fabric, smooth back piece as red sorrow, blankets angularly restored preserved.Very rare autograph dedication signed by the author Robert Treukle: "... in unser Kampfgemeinschaft ..."Our copy is enriched with an original photograph of the author, mounted on tab, which Otto Strasser has added these few words: "Familie als Treukle Ostergrup 1940" and signed by him.Rare together.  Grasset Paris 1940 11,5x18,5cm relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Ensemble de huit lettres autographes signées adressées à Denise Rollin

      Exceptional group of eight handwritten letters signed by Georges Bataille addressed to Denise Rollin, who was his lover between autumn 1939 and autumn 1943."As much as the life of Battle writer is well known in these years, both his private life escapes. And it is not the least paradox of this work more than any other she says insulation displacement of privacy as the minimum, and usually worse. "(Mr. Surya, Georges Bataille, death at work)When Georges Bataille meets Denise Rollin in 1939, he just lost his previous love, Colette Peignot, who died of tuberculosis, all his friends have abandoned him, and the war has been declared. Yet this sentimental and social chaos does not affect as many as Battle turbulent relationship he then meet with Denise Rollin, a friend of Cocteau Breton, Prévert and muse Kisling and Derain.Their idyll will last four years, few details of their love life during this period is known for occupancy except what Bataille would have us learn in The Guilty inspired in part of this passionate and painful relationship.In 1961, in an interview, Battle will return to this period: "The Guilty is the first book that gave me a kind of satisfaction, anxiety moreover, that had given me no books and no book has given me since. This may be the book in which I am most myself, which most like me ... because I wrote it as a kind quite fast and fairly continuous explosion. "The letters addressed to Denise Battle during this period indeed contain the seeds of feelings exploding in The Guilty as in all the work of Bataille. Incessant ebb and flow of love and pain, ecstasy and disappointment, calm and energy, mixing familiarity and vous, compliments and criticisms, they are often impossible to date accurately as they all proceed from the same movement flogging ecstatic:"I do not even have the courage to say what I suffer: in any case impose such suffering to a man, just for nothing, it becomes a disease, such as delirium. I do not know how I found a way to hope anyway - so far. ""What you say in your letter, it is to me what issue is like nudity - everything is torn between you and me. But again, I've never felt so proud of you. ""Jai ashamed to suffer so much and bore you with my souffrnance only when you are sick. ""I speak to you for you to know how much I love you, how everything in me have become as real as the disease. ""I'm so mad right now I feel like complicity and treachery of all to hurt me, as if you were paying the game for me to be even more desperate. ""Now I only aspire to anything, it is to show you that I no longer belong to you, I am riveted to you, I want you to know so much that if I do have had more than a profanation other way to prove it, I would do this before you desecration. ""I do not want any bogged down [...] I am willing to accept suffering for me, not for you and me a kind of mediocrity crippled. ""I am writing as a blind man, because (...) you make me fall in unbearable darkness. ""Maybe I was too happy with you for several months, even as the anxiety never longed much to stop, at least for a time, a happiness that was almost a challenge. "The war, in these letters, appears as seen and experienced through the romantic tension of Battle:Trivial annoyance when filled:"Do not worry - but not at all. You can not imagine how everyone here is quiet (...) if you were there, you'd probably as quiet as me. (...) During the alert, I had lunch with my Quiet department manager visiting Paris (it is at the front). (...) A little later, Henri Michaux came to see me, he had attended closely enough to some effect. Of course there was such a cannonade we did not have [even] the idea. "Painful echo of his moments of doubt in love:"I do not want to add another concern to those you already have. I can hardly make you laugh by telling you that I lost weight, my pants sometimes fall (...). I do not suffer too much if things are abominable detour material difficulties.Sometimes seen as an obstacle to his marriage:  "The siren you heard at the very moment we were separated from each other announced an all-clear. At first I was depressed by coincidence also disarmingly but when I saw it was the end of the warning I found myself rather hoped. But it's hard to feel so suddenly snatched from you, not anything to tell you, to be reduced to that letter. "Sometimes instead seen as the essence of this excessive passion:"Sometimes I think it's like there was between me and something more violent and more terrible because we found ourselves in the midst of so much turmoil. As if love truest could not agree with the inconvenience of it all. "Yet still dominated by passion that relegates to the background even tragic external events:"I let myself drown several hours thinking of all these endless outbursts that separate me from you. And then suddenly, in front of you, closer to you than ever I become absolutely harder and stronger than what we all drown. "In 1943, Georges Bataille located Vézelay a house where the couple will settle down with Laurence, daughter of George and Sylvia, and John (aka Bepsy?), The son of Denise. This is where Battle completed his book The Guilty along with his love, since only a month after their arrival, a young woman of 23 years, Diane Kotchoubey moved to their side. Before the end of the year, Battle leave Denise Rollin for this new passion.This house Vézelay is the subject of the last letter we propose and we note that the apartment with which hesitates Battle ("there is nothing else to rent than what I've seen") Perhaps he treats for Jacques Lacan and Sylvia Bataille. They do not finally coming, it's Diana who settled there with the consequences that we know. This is perhaps a logical conclusion in its history with Denise Rollin incarnation of what Bataille calls "luck": "But as luck bewitched in a world gone awful makes me tremble" (The Guilty).These letters, hitherto unknown, were retained by Maurice Blanchot, Bataille's best friend, who was from 1944's new lover Denise Rollin, the woman in the "melancholy and taciturn" beauty "embodied the silence" .Creases (one is even torn into five pieces), these letters are so precious trace of a passionate love of Battle as education about an unknown period of his personal life (which is not perceived only through the outsider of his friends).But they are first and foremost an outstanding literary set in which are revealed in turn the man cursed, the worshiper and the profane ... all that, according to Michel Foucault, Georges Bataille is "one of the writers The most important of this century. " Battle for the suffering because of this love is love itself, as he wrote in The Guilty:"Love this requirement: or purpose escapes you or you drop it. If you did not flee, flee love you. Lovers are provided to tear. The both crave suffer. The desire is in them desire the impossible. Otherwise, would satisfy the desire, the desire to die. "   - Corporate Supplement based on information kindly provided by Marina Galletti: The letter starting with "The siren you heard" would be written 26 May 1940 (cf. V t Complete Works of GB, p 521, where.. is referred to the same episode). The letter beginning with "I beg you. Should not worry you" would be written 3 or 4 June 1940 (see vol. :, V OC p. 524, which is mentioned the encounter with Michaux) S.n. s.l. s.d. (1940-1943) 21x27cm 8 lettres sur 13 pages

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        Wesley Ruggles' Arizona; Starring Jean Arthur, with William Holden and a Cast of Thousands (bound in copper)

      Hollywood, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1940. A unique copy of which a handful were bound in thin copper plate supplied by Phelps Dodge Corporaton of Globe, Arizona. The movie was William Holden's first major film and the movie was made in Tucson at the old movie sets which sadly burned down and have been replaced with a much more modest one. . Book measures 31 x 36 cm and is full of photographs with scenes from the movie and excerpts from the script. It was originally from a novel by Clarence Budington Kelland and issued in serial form in the Saturday Evening Post. Claude Binyon wrote the screenplay and Wesley Ruggles directed the film.. First Edition. Near Fine. 0blong Quarto.

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        Native Dwellings of the Pacific Area

      San Francisco: Pacific House, 1940. Separate issue pictogram map. Image measures 18 x 24". Frame measures 21 5/8 x 29 1/4". Published in San Francisco by Pacific House. Copyright 1940 S.F.B.E. Co. (San Francisco Bay Exposition Company). Plate 5: Pageant of the Pacific: Miguel Covarrubias. Underneath the map: Lithographed in the U.S.A. by HS Crocker Company, Inc. and Schwabacher-Frey. Sold framed. Beautiful pictogram map by Miguel Covarrubias. Published by the Pacific House for the World's Fair Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940) where the theme was Pageant of the Pacific, includes renderings of dwellings along the Pacific Ocean of North and South America, Asia, Australia, and Polynesia. José Miguel Covarrubias Duclaud (1904-1957) was a Mexican painter and caricaturist, ethnologist and art historian. He is best known for his research on Mesoamerican art, particularly of the Olmec culture. On the side, his drawings and caricatures garnered him a fair amount of attention and were published widely in The New Yorker and Vanity Fair, among others. Not mounted, repair to margin.

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        Salzburg: The Old Fountain In The Palace Square

      Gelatin silver print. 22.5 x 17.6 cm. Photographer's signature and title on reverse. Slight crease right-hand side otherwise good.

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        GIOCONDA ASOMBROSA MEDIUM

      VALENCIA c. 1940 - Soporte: Entelado/On linen. Tamaño del cartel: 68x194cm El cartel está en excelente condición.

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        The Hamlet

      Random House 1940 - One of only 250 signed limited copies of the limited edition, this is number 67. Fine condition in a custom-made collector's slipcase. One of the smallest limitations of the Faulkner signed limited editions. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Lute, Lyre and Lotus Minithologies

      Northwood, Middlesex -Knights Press, 1940 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of twelve volumes of this series of poetry anthologies. With many illustrations. With an interesting binding design and hand printed endpapers with a lute, lyre and a lotus incorporated into the design. Condition: In a morocco binding. Externally, sound with sunning to spine. Internally, firmly bound, bright and generally clean. Overall: VERY GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Fu Jen Catholic University of Peking. 1940 Annual. Fujen

      Fu Jen Catholic University of Peking, 1940 - Text in CHINESE language. Quarto, 27*20cm. Unpaginated. 230 pages (152 full-page photos). Outer cover with some wear and tear, internally fine with bright and crisp pages. An extremely rare album that chronicles the development of a prestigious catholic university in old China. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chinese Art Books]
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        THE HEADLESS LADY

      G. P. Putnam's Sons, [1940]., 1940. First edition. Author's third book. Fine, bright, tight copy in dust jacket with light professional restoration to the spine ends, corners, and extremities. Features The Great Merlini in a circus adventure in which a young woman wants to buy a headless lady---a sideshow illusion, in order to perform in the Mighty Hannum Bros. Combined Shows. Merlini is suspicious of her and trails the circus to upstate New York, where he not only finds the girl, but also a headless corpse as well. Good read and packed with curious circus lore and oddly assorted characters throughout the story. Beautiful copy.

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        FOUR QUARTETS comprising EAST COKER, BURNT NORTON, THE DRY SALVAGES and LITTLE GIDDING

      London: Faber and Faber. 1940 - 1942. First editions, first impressions. Four volumes. An entirely original and unrestored set. Stapled card wrappers (Little Gidding stitched). East Coker is very good with a little darkening to the covers, the contents complete and with a neat ownership name and date to the front endpaper and some spotting to the margins. Burnt Norton is in near fine clean and bright condition, without inscriptions or stamps. The Dry Salvages is very good with some spotting and darkening to the covers edges, the contents are a little spotted but without inscriptions or stamps. Little Gidding is in the first state stitched binding and is near fine with only light fading to the extremities, the contents clean and without inscriptions or stamps. (Gallup A36c, A37, A39, A42.)

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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        FANTASIA

      RKO Radio Films 1940 - Plaquette in-8 de présentation du film Fantasia mêlant Mickey et la musique classique. Portrait de Walt Disney avec signature autographe. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Running Into Six Figures

      Boston: Brown & Bigelow No Date, no place, circa 1940s. Six incredible lithograph prints (image size 11" x 14 1/2", matted to 15" x 19 1/2") in original card-stock portfolio with tissue guards. Prints are Near Fine to Fine, tiny faint occasional creases at edges , in a Near Fine portfolio, light soiling and 2 small spots rear, with all six tissue guards, 5 Near Fine with creases, 1 Very Good with a 6" section missing. Overall, just a lovely presentation of this SCARCE 1940-s classic of pin-up art ! Earl Moran is considered to be one of America's most important pin-up artists. The six illustrations in this portfolio are from his "Light & Shadow" period, and the portfolio was a premium gift sent to Brown $ Bigelow's most lucrative accounts. The model for this series was reported to have been Jean Harlow. Moran is also noted for having employed the young Norma Jean Dougherty as a model for 4 years, before she became Marilyn Monroe. SCARCE, and especially so in such lovely condition ! . First Printing. Portfolio. Near Fine/Near Fine. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.

      [Bookseller: Dale Steffey Books]
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        Poems

      [No place: The Author. circa 1940]. First. First edition. 24mo. 41, [1]pp. Stapled blue wrappers with a photographic portrait of the author on the front panel. A faint crease on the rear wrap else fine. Religious poetry by an African-American, we can find nothing on the author and little in the text to indicate where he might have come from. OCLC locates no copies. .

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

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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) .

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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        BRAIN WAVES AND DEATH

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1940 - Octavo, pp. [1-10] 1-244 [245-246: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], original decorated green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in dark blue, top edge stained blue, fore-edge untrimmed. A scientist under observation in a sealed room is killed during an experiment in the Howard M. Ward Laboratory where a research team is studying the electroencephalograph. Shortly thereafter a second murder is committed under circumstances as puzzling as the first. The murders are solved by Inspector Noonan, a "practical" Boston detective. BRAIN-WAVES AND DEATH was published posthumously under the pseudonym "Willard Rich" a few weeks after its author, William T. Richards, took his own life. Richards worked for Alfred Lee Loomis and his novel was a thinly veiled account of a real-life laboratory located about 40 miles north of New York City nicknamed "Tuxedo Park." This "secret palace of science" was founded and funded by Loomis, arguably one of the most significant and unaccredited figures in the history of modern military science. Loomis, a world-class tinkerer in his own right, was a visionary who saw that technology would win the looming war-and indeed that an investment in "big science" would be the key to national strength in the future. Loomis went on to establish the MIT Rad Lab and later was instrumental in setting up the Manhattan Project. According to legend, Loomis had all copies of Richards' roman-a-clef bought up and destroyed. Obviously he missed a few copies, but the book is uncommon, especially in jacket. Hubin (1994), p. 678. Adey, Locked Room Murders 958. A solid very good to very good plus copy, top edge dusty, slight spine lean, some rubbing to rear cover in a very good dust jacket, some edge rubbing, some chipping to upper rear panel, tiny chip to upper left front corner, slight loss to spine ends and corners. Uncommon in dust jacket. (10393) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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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]

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