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        Brain Waves and Death

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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        The Mathematical Way of Thinking" in Science, Volume 92, 1940

      - Seminal essay on mathematics by Hermann Weyl, a mathematician of profound and diverse talent who made significant contributions to several fields of both mathematics and mathematical physics. "A Mathematical Way of Thinking" was an address Weyl delivered at the University of Pennsylvania in 1940; its first appearance as text (in any language) is in this volume of Science. As James Newman put it in explaining his inclusion of the whole of Weyl's essay in The World of Mathematics, Weyl sets out to define mathematics and to explain its success as a helpmate to science. "Why, [Weyl] asks, has mathematics served so brilliantly in so many different undertakings -- as a lamp, a tool, a language. It is clear that any definition of mathematics, however elaborate or epigrammatic, will fail to lay bare its fundamental structure and the reasons for its universality. But a set of well-chosen examples of the main mathematical ideas may well serve as a substitute. No one is better qualified to choose such a set, and generalize about it, than Hermann Weyl" (Newman, Vol. 3, 1830). "Weyl was one of the greatest and most versatile mathematicians of the 20th century. His work had a vast range, encompassing analysis, algebra, number theory, topology, differential geometry, spacetime theory, quantum mechanics, and the foundations of mathematics" (Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy). Many have argued that Weyl was the greatest mathematician of the 20th century and that his only equal within two centuries was Poincare, whose universalism Weyl greatly admired. "The Mathematical Way of Thinking" is a famous essay frequently quoted. Amongest the most famous quotes, "Our federal income tax law defines the tax 'y' to be paid in terms of the income 'x'''; it does so in a clumsy enough way by pasting several linear functions together, each valid in another interval or bracket of income. An archeologist who, five thousand years from now, shall unearth some of our income tax returns together with relics of engineering works and mathematical books, will probably date them a couple of centuries earlier, certainly before Galileo and Vieta." CONDITION & DETAILS: 4to. (10 x 7.75 inches, 250 x 193mm). [sviii], 612 pages, [10]. ILLUSTRATION: Occasional drawings throughout. EXTERIOR: Bound in black cloth with va gilt-lettered spine. Gently bumped at the edge tips. Very tightly and solidly bound. INTERIOR: Very bright and clean throughout. Excellent condition.

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

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

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        The Magic Bow: A Romance of Paganini

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

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        There Shall Be No Night

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

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        Inscribed Portait Photograph

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

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.]
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        Speaking-Picture-Book (Hardcover)

      F.A.O. Schwarz, New York 1940 - Hardcover. A short picture book with red wooden balls on strings that, when pulled, make approximations of farm animal noises. An attractive copy of this uncommon and charming precursor to modern children's speaking books.About Near Fine in a wooden, book-shaped box with a red spine and gold "page edges." Slightly soiled, with light rubbing to the bottom edge. Professional repair to the interior front hinge. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        MIRO. (Seiyo Bijutsu Bunko.)

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat an der Universität München]
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        CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ROCKET MOTOR UNIT BASED ON THE THEORY OF PERFECT GASES

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

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books ( ABAA / ILAB )]
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        Autograph manuscript signed.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Manuscrit autographe signé] Le Problème d'Extrême Orient

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

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        [Manuscript]: The Red Decade: The Stalinist Penetration of America

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

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

      NY, L. M. Birkhead (Friends of Democracy), 1940 - NY, L. M. Birkhead (Friends of Democracy), 1940, first edition. One printed sheet folded to make four pages, it prints a letter from Birkhead to Steinbeck asking his response to allegations that The Grapes of Wrath is Jewish propaganda, Steinbeck's letter of reply follows, very fragile, very scarce, Goldstone & Payne A13a, Morrow 133, now housed in a custom clamshell case. Fine, especially scarce in this condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: James M. Dourgarian, Bookman ABAA]
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        ON A DARKLING PLAIN

      NEW YORK NY: HARCOURT BRACE AND CO. VG+/VG+. PUB 1940. FIRST EDITION. BOOK IS VERY NICE WITH JUST A TRACE OF RUB AT THE CORNERS, TENDERSPINE-ENDS WITH NO FRAYING, A SLIGHT TAP TO THE BOTTOM FRONT FORE-EDGECORNER, RESIDUAL GLUE EVIDENCE OF BOOK PLATE ON THE FRONT PASTE-DOWNENDPAPER, AND THE TEXT AND ENDPAPERS ARE CLEAN BUT SLIGHTLY TANNED. D.J.IS SLIGHTLY TANNED/SOILED ON THE SPINE AND REAR PANEL WITH LIGHT SOIL ANDWEAR AT THE FORE-EDGE FOLDS. THERE WAS A BIT OF LOSS TO THE SPINEPANEL'S ENDS AND THE CORNERS THAT HAS BEEN PROFESSIONALLY RESTORED ANDREFRESHED. A VERY NICE ATTRACTIVE AND CLEAN COPY OF THE AUTHOR'S VERYSCARCE SECOND BOOK WITH THE COLORS ON THE FRONT PANEL STILL BRIGHT ANDNOT PRICE-CLIPPED AND SILVER SPINE TITLES BRIGHT.. Keywords: NOVEL, INVISIBLE, ABCDEF.

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        A Stricken Field

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Carbon typescript of "Complete Designs"

      N.p, n.d. [ca. 1940?] - 11 x 8-1/2 inches. 16 pp., approximately 5000 words, on rectos of unruled typing paper. Leaves are browned and fragile, a few tiny marginal nicks, else remarkably fine

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Turn On The Heat

      Morrow 1940 - Light edgewear, chipping, creasing and closed tears to otherwise bright dust jacket with $2.00 price intact; spotting and soiling to page edges; o/w VG/VG; very scarce book [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Evergreen Books LLC]
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        Sketches in Belgium and Germany

      London: Hodgson & Graves, 1940. First Edition. Quarter Morocco. Very Good Minus. 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.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques ]
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        POETA EN NUEVA YORK

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

      [Bookseller: Valentin Peremiansky]
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        Pageant of the Pacific

      San Francisco, California: Pacific House. 1940. First. Large portfolio. Complete set of 6 color lithographic mural-maps. Lacking the descriptive booklet. Plates I-IV measure approximately 38" x 25" (unfolded), plates V-VI measure 25" x 19". Housed in the original quarter cloth portfolio with printed paper covered boards in a Navajo textile style, with bookseller's ticket: "Paul A. Struck, Art Books-Fine Prints". Ex-library copy with spine letters and small bookplate, else no other markings. Corners are bumped, moderate edge-wear and soiling, overall a good or better set: plate 1. Peoples of the Pacific; plate 2. The fauna and flora of the Pacific; plate 3. Art forms of the Pacific area; plate 4. Economy of the Pacific; plate 5. Native dwellings of the Pacific area; plate 6. Native means of transportation in the Pacific area. .

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        The Bride Wore Black

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

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Senza titolo

      Milano 1940 - Original drawing on the both side of the sheet. Cm 18x11. From the Ponti estate

      [Bookseller: Giorgio Maffei]
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        Homers Odyssee, Deutsch von Johann Heinrich Voss,

      Berlin : Askanischer Verlag, Carl Albert Kindle, [1940].. LUXUSAUSGABE IN GANZPERGAMENT mit zahlreichen Holzschnitt-Abbildungen, 337 Seiten, (6 unpaginierten Seiten Inhaltsverzeichnis), 21x27, helles illustriertes und blindgeprägtes OPgmt,. SEHR SCHÖNES FRISCHES UND UNBESCHNITTENES Exemplar mit einem zweifarbigen und illustrierten Titel, Holzschnitten von Ludwig von Hofmann und einer sauberen handschriftlichen Widmung von alter Hand

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Im Baldreit]
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        CARSON McCULLERS. Pencil Sketch.

      - Poor a renowned artist who, after studying at Stanford, the Slade School and At the Julian Academy, emigrated to NYC; contemporary of Winslow Homer & Edward Hopper, with pieces on exhibit in the MMA, the Whitney, the Art Institute of Chicago and The Worcester Art Museum. McCullers a noted novelist born in GA, who also migrated in NYC; best known for her 'Heart is a Lonely Hunter', a 1940 novel centered on an adolescent tomboy and two deaf-mutes. McCullers & Poor known to be close. Housed in a period wooden frame. Framed: 11-3/4" x 9 1/4". Ca 1950s? SIGNED by Poor.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        THE COMPLETE GREEK DRAMA. All the extant tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, and the Comedies of Aristophanes and Menander, in a variety of translations

      Random House. New York. ND.,circa 1940's. Twelfth Printing. Originally published in 1938. 2 volumes. Large 8vo. (9.1 x 6.1 inches). Vol. 1. Frontis, xlviii,1186pp : Vol. 2. Frontis, vi, 1236pp. Fine copies in fine early leather bindings by Maurin. Full red morocco. Spines with four raised bands, each with a decorative floral gilt roll. Compartments ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Double ruled borders on the boards. The board edges are ruled in gilt. Turn-ins with decorative roll within double ruled gilt border. Marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt. A fine and attractive set of this major work.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Typed Letter Signed

      ("Dalton Trumbo" "Richard Landau" "H. N. Swanson") 1 page, 10 1/2" x 7 1/4", March 8, 1940 on H. N. Swanson 8523 Sunset Boulevard West Hollywood, Calif. Crestview 1-5115 letterhead. Contract relating to film rights of story "The General Came To Stay." Fine.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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        Growing Pains: Diaries And Drawings For The Years 1908-1917

      New York: Coward-McCann, 1940: Signed. First edition, first printing. In Near Fine condition, in a Very Good dust jacket with price of $3.75 intact. Signed by Wanda Gag at the front free end paper, inscribed to a previous owner. Tanning to front paste down and front free end paper from a newspaper clipping that was kept there, affecting Ga'g's signature. Side edge of page block has a small lightly darkened area. Faint edge wear. The dust jacket shows light edge with a few short closed tears, rubbing to the folds, and sunning, most notably to the spine. Signed.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Raymond Loewy Blueprints for The Pennsylvania Railroad

      New York: Raymond Loewy. [circa 1940?]. A collection of 29 blueprints created for The Pennsylvania Railroad Company by Raymond Loewy, often called the father of industrial design. These blueprints of 13 state seals, 10 astrological signs, and six state birds were used to decorate the interior of the railroad's passenger cars. This group of blueprints is in remarkably good condition. Each has been folded several times for storage with some penciled notes on the margins giving additional information, such as "Solid White to be Gold." A few have some soiling to the rear or a bit of edgewear but most are fine. All but the astrologic prints are labeled "Raymond Fernand Loewy 589 Fifth Ave New York City" in the lower corner. Also included is a one-page diagram showing the interior of a car and placement of several of the designs. In the late 1930s Loewy began working with The Pennsylvania Railroad Company, at the time not only the largest railroad in the United States but the largest publicly traded corporation in the world. He designed several locomotives, most notably the S1 and T1, along with passenger car interiors, train stations, and advertising material. Loewy's success with the railroad helped propel him to national prominence, where he designed the Studebaker Starliner and Avanti, and several iconic corporate logos: Lucky Stripes, Shell Oil, and Greyhound Bus. Today Loewy is considered by many to be the most influential industrial designer of the 20th Century. Further details available upon request. .

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        Dago Red

      The Viking Press New York 1940 - First Edition. Valenti Angelo dustjacket art and illustrations. Author's third book, a collection of 13 short stories including "Altar Boy." Author was known as one of the first writers to portray the tough times faced by many Los Angeles writers, and for influencing Charles Bukowski, among others. Near Fine with slight rubbing to spine, in a Very Good Plus dustjacket, few short closed tears and shallow nicks to edges, shallow chipping to top spine end, few scotch tape pieces to verso. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Big Con: The Story of The Confidence Man and The Confidence Game

      Indianapolis / New York: Bobbs-Merrill. (1940). First. First edition. Endpapers negligibly foxed, still easily fine in a bright and attractive, near fine dustwrapper with a moderate-sized accordion tear (which has been flattened) on the rear panel. A fascinating and exceptionally uncommon non-fiction account of con-men, and the definitive work on the subject. It was the primary reference used by David S. Ward for his original screenplay for the film The Sting. Maurer managed to effect a settlement with the studio when he showed that a single line from the book was identical to one of the stage directions. An important antecedent to one of the best films of the past few decades. The 1973 George Roy Hill-directed film featuring Paul Newman, Robert Redford, and Robert Shaw won seven Academy Awards including Best Picture, Director, and Screenplay. Scarce in jacket. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        RKO Radio Pictures 1939-1940 Annual

      RKO-Radio Pictures 1940 - First Edition, large quarto. The deluxe annual for RKO Studios' 1939-1940 season. White linen with embedded spiral binding. 56 pages. Features films such as "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," numerous literary adaptations with large images of the books themselves ("The Deerslayer," "Ivanhoe," "The Swiss Family Robinson," "Tom Brown's Schooldays"), full-page spreads for directors Garson Kanin, George Stevens, Leo McCarey, and Gregory La Cava; and actors Carole Lombard, Ginger Rogers, Cary Grant, Charles Laughton, Harold Lloyd (in the spotlight as a producer rather than an actor), George Sanders (in "The Saint" series), Anne Shirley, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, Richard Dix, Anne Neagle, Victor McClagen, and Jean Hersholt; and a special section advertising 18 Technicolor Disney features. Very Good plus, with a some turning to the outer corners, light scuffing to the cloth, but quite attractive overall. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Hamlet

      New York: Random House, 1940 First edition, first printing. Publisher's black cloth, lettered in yellow, ruled in red, red top stain; in the original pictorial dust jacket designed by George Salter, with an illustration of a rural crossroads to the front panel and spine. Fine book; unclipped dust jacket, with a hint of rubbing to the corners and hinges, tiny spot of minor rubbing to the otherwise clean front panel, bright spine without the usual toning. A beautiful copy. The Hamlet is the first novel in Faulkner's trilogy featuring the Snopes family of Jefferson, the seat of fictional Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi. Faulkner, a Mississippi native, based the fictional town of Jefferson on his real experiences in Oxford; The Hamlet and the rest of the Snopes trilogy embody the cultural pathology of the New South after the Civil War. After various family members made appearances in Sartoris (1929), As I Lay Dying (1930), and The Unvanquished (1938), Faulkner provides a history of the Snopes family in The Hamlet, spanning Flem Snopes' "beginning in the country" and "how he gets himself established on the land" through his settling in Jefferson, where he leaves "his successor kinsmen to carry on in the country as best they can." Like the other books in the series, The Town (1957) and The Mansion (1959), The Hamlet can be read in isolation but is richer in meaning when considered as part of the whole series.. Illus. by Salter, George. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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        sefer TOV DEVARECHA al HAGGADAH SHEL PESACH

      Grafia, Munkacs 1940 - Yudlov 3717; Yaari 2151, 2280. [4], 46 leaves. Leaf [2-3] preface, by Rabbi Samuel Brach. Leaf [4]: Last Will and Testament addressed to the Kevra Kadisha. Yaari listed this hagada in error as an edition of 1930, based on an erroneous listing in the catalogue of the Jewiish National Library. Published by Samuel Brach, son of the author. Front blank detached. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        But Who Wakes the Bugler?

      Houghton Mifflin, Boston 1940 - The first book by the longtime New Yorker humorist. Warmly inscribed by the author, "recalling a most delightful and all too brief vacation," and signed "Peter." Top stain faded and a bit of play to the binding; still a near fine copy in a very good dust jacket chipped at the spine ends and with the pink faded from the spine. The book and jacket are illustrated by Charles Addams, who later gained fame as creator of "The Addams Family"; this is a very early appearance of his artwork. An uncommon first book, especially scarce signed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA (Lopezbooks)]
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        Maps of Connecticut Before the year 1800 and Maps of Connecticut for the Years of the Industrial Revolution, 1801 - 1860 A Descriptive List

      Hawthorn House, Windham 1940 - There are 3 items here. The first is on Maps before 1800- this copy is signed by the author and is x- library, but in bear fine condition except for the library numbers on the spine. The second is the follow on work covering Connecticut maps for 1801- 1860 and was published in 1942. The third item is a printing of a talk given by Thompson in 1939 entitled "Early Maps of Connecticut". 29 pp. bound in blue paper wraps with publication date 1960 given at the back with statement that 200 copies were printed- as new copy. Scarce set with scarce addition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Carydale Books]
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        Sonnenuntergang hinter Dünenlandschaft am Meer ( wohl Sylt ). Ölgemälde und Mischtechnik auf Platte.

      1940.. Bildmaß: 34 x 49 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt unter Glas und Passepartout gerahmt ( wohl in Künsterrahmung. Rahmenmaß: 53 x 68,5 cm ). Öl ( und wohl auch Mischtechnik ) auf Platte. Rechts unten mit *S.Sprotte* sginiert und mit *(19)40* datiert. Gezeigt wird hinter hohen Dünen der Sonnenuntergang am Meer. Das Bild etwas fleckig mit einigen geringen kleinen Farbabplatzungen im Bereich des Meeres, das umlaufende Passepartout stärker fleckig, der Rahmen etwas bestoßen und fleckig. Nur das Bild selbst ist unter Glas gerahmt, das aus Leinwand gearbeteite dicke Passepartout nicht. Ungeöffnet. ( Bitte beachten: Hier aufgrund der Größe und wegen Bruchgefahr leider kein Versand - hier nur Selbstabholung ) ( Literatur: Vollmer: Künstlerlexikon, Band IV, Seite 334 u.a. ).

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        And Touch Clean Earth I (Volume I Only)

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Raymond Loewy Blueprints for The Pennsylvania Railroad

      New York: Raymond Loewy. [circa 1940?]. A collection of 29 blueprints created for The Pennsylvania Railroad Company by Raymond Loewy, often called the father of industrial design. These blueprints of 13 state seals, 10 astrological signs, and six state birds were used to decorate the interior of the railroad's passenger cars. This group of blueprints is in remarkably good condition. Each has been folded several times for storage with some penciled notes on the margins giving additional information, such as "Solid White to be Gold." A few have some soiling to the rear or a bit of edgewear but most are fine. All but the astrologic prints are labeled "Raymond Fernand Loewy 589 Fifth Ave New York City" in the lower corner. Also included is a one-page diagram showing the interior of a car and placement of several of the designs. In the late 1930s Loewy began working with The Pennsylvania Railroad Company, at the time not only the largest railroad in the United States but the largest publicly traded corporation in the world. He designed several locomotives, most notably the S1 and T1, along with passenger car interiors, train stations, and advertising material. Loewy's success with the railroad helped propel him to national prominence, where he designed the Studebaker Starliner and Avanti, and several iconic corporate logos: Lucky Stripes, Shell Oil, and Greyhound Bus. Today Loewy is considered by many to be the most influential industrial designer of the 20th Century. Further details available upon request. .

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        PORTRAIT OF JENNIE (Superb Copy INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR)

      New York: Knopf, 1940. Nathan, Robert. PORTRAIT OF JENNIE. New York: Knopf, 1940. FIRST EDITION. An exceedingly FINE copy (virtually no wear to the fragile woven cloth) in a fresh NEAR FINE priced dust jacket which has a tiny bit of chipping to the spine tip and very minor wear to the edges but retains the FULL RED COLOR of the lettering on both the spine panel and front panel, rare thus and offering exceptional eye appeal given most examples seem to fade to pink just by staring at them. This is a PRESENTATION COPY inscribed by the author on the half-title: "For _____/Robert Nathan" PORTRAIT OF JENNIE tells the story of a struggling depression-era painter whose muse is a young girl from the past, a girl who grows into womanhood at a rate in defiance of all laws of time and space each time he encounters her. The 1949 film of the novel, starring Joseph Cotton & Jennifer Jones with equally touching performances, has been lauded as both magical and unforgettable by those who love the movie. Certainly one of the most unusual and satisfying romantic fantasies ever to enchant popular culture and be successfully adapted to film. To quote the book's main character Jennie Appleton: *There is no life, my darling, until you love and have been loved. And then there is no death.* A masterpiece of its genre and the basis for a timeless classic film. In a custom white linen folding box with black & gold leather labels. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Fine/Near Fine.

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        The Big Con: The Story of The Confidence Man and The Confidence Game

      Indianapolis / New York: Bobbs-Merrill. (1940). First. First edition. Endpapers negligibly foxed, still easily fine in a bright and attractive, near fine dustwrapper with a moderate-sized accordion tear (which has been flattened) on the rear panel. A fascinating and exceptionally uncommon non-fiction account of con-men, and the definitive work on the subject. It was the primary reference used by David S. Ward for his original screenplay for the film The Sting. Maurer managed to effect a settlement with the studio when he showed that a single line from the book was identical to one of the stage directions. An important antecedent to one of the best films of the past few decades. The 1973 George Roy Hill-directed film featuring Paul Newman, Robert Redford, and Robert Shaw won seven Academy Awards including Best Picture, Director, and Screenplay. Scarce in jacket. .

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