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        FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS.

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1940 - 22x15, 1h, anteport, port, 1h, 471p. Tela edit, firma de Hemingway estampada en negro en plano anterior, lomo con tejuelos, con sobrecubs. rozadas y con mermas, corte superior pintado. - Primera edición. Esta novela, una de las mejores de Hemingway, relata la historia de un norteamericano combatiente por la República. Hablar de las atrocidades del bando republicano y de la influencia soviética le valió algunas enemistades. 1940

      [Bookseller: Escalinata, librería]
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        HISTORIA DE LA CRUZADA ESPAÑOLA . ( 8 Vols )

      Editorial : EDICIONES ESPAÑOLAS 1940-1943 - Madrid 1940-1943 . Encuad : Pleno pergamino ( sólida encuadernación ) con nervios y dorados en plano y lomo . 24,5 x 31cms. entre 500 a 600pag. cada Vol. La obra completa en treinta y seis tomos o fasciculos y encuadernada en 8 Vols. Tema : Guerra Civil española vista desde el bando de los vencedores . Libros en buen estado, salvo suciedad de uso en cubiertas , en especial Vol I y IV ( cubiertas bastante manoseadas ) , sin roturas ni faltas . ( v. fotos ampliadas ) .

      [Bookseller: montgiber]
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        Contes et Nouvelles. Illustrations en couleurs de Brunelleschi.

      Gibert Jeune Librairie d'Amateur, 1940 - 1941, Paris, - 2 volumi in-8° grande (267x195mm), pp. (10), 233, (12); (16), 165, (10); raffinata legatura contemporanea al volume in m. pelle con piatti marmoreggiati e dorso con titolo in nero e riproduzioni a colori di illustrazioni di Brunelleschi. Tagli di testa dorati. Conservate le brossure originali. Complessive 32 composizioni a colori f.t. e 77 disegni in nero intercalati n.t. dello stesso Brunelleschi. Eccellente stato conservativo. Edizione di 3000 esemplari numerati (n°2021 "sur vélin des Papeteries de Navarre"). Seconda edizione illustrata da Brunelleschi, dopo l'originale del 1937. L'impaginazione fu curata da Louis Malexis, la riproduzione delle incisioni da A. Dantan; la coloritura venne eseguita, sotto la direzione dell'artista, da E. Charpentier. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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        CESKOSLOVENSKA FOTOGRAFIE

      Prague, Fotograficky Obzor. 1931-1940. - 10 volumes in-8, toile. Maquette de couverture, differente pour chaque volume; dessinee par Karel Teige. Chaque numero de ce receuil annuel de la photographie tchécoslovaque contient un texte de presentation et 64 pl. . Reproduction des travaux de : Ksssler, Funke, Mikes, Vojanec, Saphir, Bauer, Drtikol, Sudek, etc. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lecointre Drouet SARL]
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        Ritz Theatre: Without a Home (Movie Poster)

      New York: Ritz Theatre, 1940. Good. One of the first Yiddish talking movies - An Entertaining Piece of Jewish Americana& & (MOVIE POSTER) Ritz Theatre. Without a Home, Bride of Frankenstein and Dracula’s Daughter. New York City: circa 1940. Three color poster in English and Yiddish. Measures 21 inches x 29 inches. Some cracking on bottom with amateur tape repairs on verso, otherwise Good condition.& & ONE OF THE EARLIEST YIDDISH TALKING MOVIES WITH ENGLISH SUB-TITLES IN THE UNITED STATES& Without a Home (On a Heym). Poland 1939. 88 minutes. B&W Yiddish with new English subtitles. Director: Alexander Martin. An Adolph Mann Production. Songs by Szajewiez. Cinematography: Jonil Owicz. Adapted from a stage play by Jacob Gordin. Cast: Ida Kaminska, Alexander Martin, Dzigan and Schumacher.& & The last Yiddish feature made in Poland before WWII, this 1939 film was based on a 1907 play by the prolific playwright Jacob Gordin. Best known for his folksy didacticism and moralism, Gordin brought the common life of the Lower East Side to the Yiddish stage. Without a Home is the story of the separation and hardships faced by immigrants in America at the turn of the century. It is intended by Gordin to symbolize the uprooted Jewish immigrant family and by extension, the Jewish people, was a particularly poignant one for Jewish film audiences in Poland on the eve of WW II. The film underscored the growing sense among Polish Jews facing the Nazi threat and increasing anti-Semitism in Poland that they too might soon be “without a home.” (From The National Center for Jewish Film) The Ritz Theatre at 180th Street and Boston Road in the Bronx opened in 1927 and later became The Yiddish Art Theatre due to the heavy concentration of Yiddish speakers in the area.&

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        Germany. Jekyll and Hyde. Translated from the German by Wilfrid David.

      London, Secker & Warburg 1940. - 8°, 327 SS., Orig.-Leinen, Orig.-Schutzumschlag, Schutzumschlag berieben, kleinen Fehlstellen und mit hinterlegten Einrissen, Sternfeld/T. 190. - Haffners erste Veröffentlichung im englischen Exil, eine visionäre Sicht auf die Entwicklung des Nationalsozialismus. Von Haffner unter seinem eigentlichen Namen auf Vortitel signriet ("Raimund Prezzel"). - Exemplar auf der Bibliothek von Hellmut von Rauschenplat alias Fritz Eberhard, Widerstandskämpfer und nach dem Krieg SPD-Politiker, mit seinen Initialen auf Vorsatz Marginalien; beiliegend Buchbesprechung des Manchester Guardian vom 16. Juli 1940. (Die deutsche Erstausgabe erschien erst 1996). - In mehreren Tagebuch-Eintragungen äußerts sich auch Thomas Mann über Haffners Buch: 15.5.1940: "Las aufmerksam in einem engl. Buch "Germany: Jekyll and Hyde" von S. Haffner (Pseudonym?), ausgezeichnet." 21.5.1940: "Tags in "Germany, Jekyll and Hyde", vorzügliche Analyse." 25.5.1940: "Las in dem Buch von Haffner, machte englische Eintragungen in die lecture.", [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Werner Steinbeiß]
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        von etwa 300 Blatt Orangenpapieren. Ca. 1940-1970. Teils lose in Karton, teils montiert in Ordner (diese mit Altersspuren).,

      1940 - Eine Fülle von farbenprächtig gestalteten Papieren zum Einwickeln von Orangen.- Viele der Blätter zeugen von der Sehnsucht der Deutschen der Nachkriegsjahre nach dem Süden und vermitteln durch die Bilder die Illusion vom sonnigen Süden, von Orangenplantagen an den Hängen des Ätnas und einem Glas Campari Orange am Canal Grande, während langsam Gondeln vorübergleiten und im Hintergrund Gondolieri zu Mandolinen ein 'O sole mio' anstimmen.- Lange Zeit war aber die Orange auch eine feine Köstlichkeit in Nikolausstiefeln oder auf Gabentischen von Kindern. So finden sich frühe Abbildungen von beliebten Comic- oder Märchenfiguren wie Pinocchio, Donald Duck, Micky Maus, Max und Moritz sowie dem Struwwelpeter, daneben auch so seltene wie die Vater-und-Sohn-Cartoons von E. O. Plauen (Erich Ohser).- Immer ging von diesen Papieren, die meist in kräftigem Rot, Gold und Blau gestaltet waren, eine große Faszination aus, sie erzählten von ungeahnten Fernen. Und welches Kind hat nicht schon ehrgeizig nach dem Genuß einer Orange ein Blatt mit der Hand zu glätten versucht? Und ist dann doch nach dem ersten kleinen Riß ein wenig enttäuscht gescheitert? Gewicht in Gramm: 500

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Schramm e.K.]
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        THE POET IN NEW YORK AND OTHER POEMS.

      Trad. Rolfe Humphiries. W. W. Norton. New York, 1940 - . 22,5 cm. 209 pág., 1 h. Enc. tela editorial. Primera edición. Generación del 27. Vanguardias. Poesia Libros modernos a partir de 1830 inglés [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria anticuaria Farré]
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        LA RUOTA - 1940 - 1943 - rivista mensile di politica, letteratura e arte , diretta da M.A. MESCHINI - TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO della terza serie 1940-1943, Spoleto PG, Panetto & Petrelli, 1940

      - Questa interessante rivista, finanziata direttamente dallo stato-partito ma con tiratura modesta (da ciò discende la rarit? odierna e la lacunosa presenza in poche biblioteche italiane) nasce in contemporanea a LETTERATURA di Bonsanti e lungo la sua vita è pervasa dalla filosofia di Bottai che voleva conciliare politica e cultura (allo scopo di dare una legittimit? al regime.) Il direttore MESCHINI era ed è rimasto noto principalmente per la sua fede di intellettuale fascista, ma seppe gestire una importante schiera di valenti artisti. Nei primi anni 1937 e 1938 (che ebbero un taglio più artistico) vennero ospitate anche opere di Mafai, Purificato, Gentilini, Fazzini, Cagli, Scipione, Tamburi, oltre a scritti e poesie di Pietro Ingrao, Ragghianti, Briganti, Lombrassa, Cassola, Puccini , Adriano Grande, Aldo Capasso , Libero De Libero ed altri. Dopo la interruzione durata circa due anni, la rivista riprende nell'aprile 1940 ed esercita un positivo ruolo culturale con notevoli scritti e poesie di Muscetta, A. Baldini, EUGENIO MONTALE, Alicata, Trompeo, A. Trombadori, Giuliano Briganti, Mario Soldati, Ragghianti, Petroni, Arcangeli, C.E. GADDA, Aniante, Bonaventura Tecchi, Pancrazi, Alfonso Gatto, CESARE PAVESE, Giovanni Macchia ed altri. Nel 1941 si aggiunsero Concetto Marchesi, Fortini, Sinisgalli, Pintor, MARIO LUZI, GIANSIRO FERRATA. La presenza di questi ultimi sottolineò la convergenza con la linea di PRIMATO diretta da Bottai. LA RIVISTA VENNE SOSPESA NELL'APRILE 1938 E RIPRESE NELL'APRILE 1940 - La collezione che presentiamo si riferisce quindi alla TERZA SERIE 1940-1943 formato 16,5 x 24,2.Artigrafiche Panetto & Petrelli, di Spoleto ANNO 1940 Fasc. n. 1 (aprile), fasc. n. 2 (maggio), fasc. n. 3 (giugno), fasc. n. 4-5(lug-agosto), Fasc. 6 (settembre), fasc. n. 7-8 (ottobre-novembre), Fasc. 9 (dicembre con indice del 1940) totale pagine annata 391. ANNO 1941 Fasc. n. 1 (gennaio), fasc. n. 2-3 (febbraio-marzo), fasc. n. 4-5 (aprile-maggio), fasc. n. 6-9 (da giugno a settembre), fasc. n. 10-12 (da ottobre a dicembre con indice 1941) totale pagine annata 260. ANNO 1942 Fasc.n., 1-2 (gennaio-febbraio), fasc.n. 3-4 (marzo-aprile), fasc. n. 5-7 (da maggio a luglio), fasc. 8-10 (da agosto a ottobre), fasc. n.11-12 (novembre-dicembre con indice 1942) totale pagine annata 170. (Questi numeri del 1942 sono rilegati in unica brossura e non hanno le copertine, peraltro senza figure. ANNO 1943 Fasc. n. 1 (gennaio), fasc. n. 2 (febbraio), fasc. n. 3 (marzo), fasc. n. 4 (aprile), fasc. n. 5 (maggio), fasc. n. 6(giugno), fasc. n. 7 ULTIMO USCITO (luglio senza indice - dati i tempi) totale pagine 224. La collezione è tutta a fascicoli sciolti in buone condizioni e viene offerta a

      [Bookseller: Ferraguti service s.a.s. - Rivisteria]
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        Poeta in Nueva York. Por Federico Garcia Loca Con Cuatro Dibujos Originales

      Editorial Seneca, Mexico 1940 - This book was published in the United States one month earlier in a bi-lingual edition - and with significant textual revisions. This is the first edition to appear with the four illustrations by Frederico Garcia Lorca ( two in color and two in black and white ) With preface by Jose Bergamin. Published in Mexico in 1940 by Editorial Seneca; the second edition - first illustrated. In the original glassine. A very good copy, a section of the glassine is missing from the middle of the spine and another piece is absent from the lower edge of the front panel. The inside flaps of the glassine are held in place with small pieces of tape which have offset to the endpapers. There is a light stain to the upper forecorner which extends for the first 45 pages otherwise the wrappers themselves are in very nice condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Reluctant Bookseller]
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        BRAIN-WAVES AND DEATH.

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

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        NATIVE SON.

      Harper & Bros.,, New York: 1940 - First edition of his first novel, the story of Bigger Thomas, who murders two women and is condemned to death. A complex novel about the feelings of being powerless, resentful and afraid of the white world. A very good copy in the first-issue dark-blue cloth with a tiny snag on front edge of front board and other minor wear; in very good, first-issue dust jacket, which is a little faded on spine and has a few small chips, some faint damp staining on back cover and old tape backing on spine ends. Still, a presentable copy of this important book by this author. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush, member ABAA]
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        Os Desenhos das antiguallas que vio Francisco D Ollanda, pintor portugués ( 1539-1540.). Publícalos, con notas de Estudio y Preliminares el Prof. E. Tormo, de la Universidad de Madrid.Reproducción facsímil del Códice de Francisco D Ollanda que se custodia en la Biblioteca del Escorial, editada por el Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores (Relaciones Culturales) en homenaje a Portugal con ocasión de sus Fiestas Centenarias

      Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores (Relaciones Culturales), Madrid 1940 - 25x35 Ejemplar nº 116 de 500 54 hojas+257pp Español Iconografía,Dibujo artístico Libro Oferta Especial: La Librería Salambó ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 5% en todo su inventario. All items discounted by 5%. Precio original de este ejemplar / Original price of this book: 525.00 euros. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Salambó]
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        Tefillah, Original painting of a group of five men praying in the synagogue.

      N.p. ca. 1940-45 - 11 1/4 by 16 1/4 inches. Finely executed in gouache or tempera with a multicolored border, and with the forged signature of Arthur Szyk. The image is titled in Hebrew in the bottom border and is typical of Szyk's style, with much detail and exaggerated facial expressions. It is believed that many works of popular Polish artists were copied under the Nazi regime for future sale. One particular artist, a prisoner in one of the concentration camps, may have been assigned to copy Szyk's work. The books in the bookshelf against the wall are labeled in Hebrew: "Arthur Szyk." Fine, in a black frame with a gilt inner border. An attractive piece with an enigmatic history. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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        The Labyrinthine Ways

      Viking 1940 - p. 165 and 256 transposed,bright yellow boards. $2.50 price. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brooklyn Rare Books]
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        Farewell My Lovely

      Knopf 1940 - A near fine advance review copy in wrappers with a review slip laid in. First edition stated on copyright page. Housed in a custom-made collector's clamshell case. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Twelve Against Alcohol

      Harrison-Hilton Books New York (1940) - First Edition. Advance Review Slip laid in. ÒAutobiographical account of twelve patients who tell of their growing addiction to alcohol, their trials and doubts while struggling in its grips, and their mental and physical experiences while on the road to recovery.Ó Very Scarce in dustjacket.Near Fine but for light stain to top page edge and moderate spotting to spine and cover edges, in a Very Good to Near Fine dustjacket, light rubbing to top spine end and flap corners. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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        THE HAMLET

      New York: Random House, 1940.. Gilt cloth and decorative paper over boards, t.e.g. Color pictorial title. The extreme top and lower edges of the boards are a bit darkened, else about fine. First edition, limited issue. One of two hundred and fifty numbered copies, specially bound, and signed by the author. The first volume of the Snopes Trilogy PETERSEN A20c. MASSEY 55.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        The Hamlet

      Random House, NY 1940 - A fine copy of the first issue, in a very near fine, price-clipped, first issue dust jacket with a hint of rubbing to the front spine fold and a short, closed tear on the rear panel. A beautiful copy of the first volume of the Snopes trilogy, and one that has grown exceptionally uncommon in collectable condition. Provenance: the Bruce Kahn collection. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA (Lopezbooks)]
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        The Fifth Column. A Play in Three Acts

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1940. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine and upper board in red. With the dust jacket. Endpapers partially tanned. An excellent copy in the nicked and tanned jacket with chips from the ends of the spine panel affecting the titles. First separate edition, first printing. Originally published in 1938 in The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories. This is the original version as written by Hemingway, rather than the adapted version of Benjamin Glaser, who produced the play to great acclaim in the winter of 1940. Hemingway wrote "The Fifth Column", his only play, in Madrid while it was being bombarded during the Spanish Civil War. Scarce.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Fishing Boat at Dock, Boothbay, Maine.

      Robinhood, Me., ca. late 1940s. - Watercolor. 17.25 x 21.5 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, Me., where he studied art with his Uncle William. After service in the Pacific during WWII, Schoener served as an instructor, department chairman, and dean at California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA. Schoener's other teaching assignments included Mills College in Oakland, California, and the Athens Technological Institute in Greece. Meanwhile, Schoener continued to use his Georgetown and then Robinhood homes Me. as a summer studio. Over the span of almost two decades, Schoener had several solo exhibitions at the Midtown Gallery on East 57th Street in New York City. His works are in many museum and private collections, including the Oakland Museum and the Whitney Museum in New York. He died in 1997. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Happy Valley : A Novel

      The Viking Press, New York 1940 - 317p. Original black cloth, top edge tinted red, inlaid panels on upper board and spine with author and title lettered in white on orange. A superb first American printing of White's first novel. Scarce in this condition especially with dustwrapper. The dustwrapper is in excellent condition with light wear to the top and bottom of the spine panel and with the orange section of the panel moderately faded. Hubber/Smith, C2. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Grisly Wife Bookshop (ANZAAB/ILAB)]
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        THE OX-BOW INCIDENT

      Random House, NY 1940 - First edition, first prnt. Signed and dated "Sept. 25, 1940" by Clark on the front free endpage. Previous owner name and date neatly inked on front pastedown under dustjacket front flap, faint spoting to topstain; dustjacket with chipping at corners and spine ends, two inch closed tear on front panel spine fold and two shorter tears, one on the front panel bottom edge and the other on the rear panel topedge with shallow creases, edgewear, mostly on the front panel topedge. A bright, tight copy in Very Good conditiuon in a Very Good dustjacket with an archival cover. Clark's first novel. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA]
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        The Ox-Bow Incident.

      New York: Random House, 1940 - Octavo. Original oatmeal cloth, titles to gilt and in blue, top edge stained blue. With the dust jacket. Endpapers somewhat browned, spine and edges of the boards very lightly tanned but an excellent copy in the nicked and rather tanned dust jacket with a few short tears and the odd trace of tape removal to the verso. First edition, first printing. From the library of John "Jack" McGowan with his rubber stamp to the front pastedown. Jack McGowan's film credits include writer of the screenplay for Broadway Melody 1935 and 1940, Babes in Arms and an unused treatment for Show Boat (1951). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        THE OX-BOW INCIDENT

      Random House 1940 - Clark, Walter van Tilburg. THE OX-BOW INCIDENT. New York: Random House, c1940. First Printing. 309pp. 8vo. Inside gutters toned, faint darkening of spine with minor discoloration in outside gutters, else fine bright copy with no signs of wear in VG+ dust jacket (tip folds chipped, chipping with minor loss of paper on upper and lower edges of spine panel). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Columbia Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Ox-Bow Incident

      Random House, New York 1940 - This is a fifth-printing of the book which was later made into the film starring Henry Fonda, Harry Morgan, and Anthony Quinn, directed by William A. Wellman. It is inscribed to Stanley A. Maxson and signed by Walter V. T. Clark, dated May 23, 1941. The DJ is protected in a Brodart cover but has corners clipped (but NOT price-clipped), heavily chipped at spine and edges/corners. A few small bent page corners. Pictures will be sent upon request. Includes a newspaper article about the release of his second book. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Defunct Books]
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        THE OX-BOW INCIDENT

      RANDOM HOUSE PUB 1940, NEW YORK NY - PUBLISHER'S ORIGINAL TAN TEXTURED CLOTH COVERED BOARDS WITH BLUE AND GILT TITLES AND DESIGN TO THE SPINE. EXCEPT FOR SOME GLUE STAINED DARKENING TO THE GUTTER EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL, SOME OVERALL TONING OF THE TAN CLOTH, AND A NEAT SIGNATURE ON THE FRONT PASTE-DOWN ENDPAPER A CLEAN AND UNMARKED COPY. D.J. IS A BIT WORN AT THE CORNERS WITH A SMALL PIECE MISSING AT THE BOTTOM FRONT FORE-EDGE CORNER, A TINY CHIP AT THE BOTTOM OF THE FRONT PANEL, SHALLOW CHIPPING TO THE TOP OF THE SLIGHTLY SUNNED SPINE PANEL, A FEW TINY EDGE TEARS, AND NOT PRICE-CLIPPED. STILL AN EXCELLENT AND MUCH NICER THAN USUALLY FOUND, CLEAN AND TIGHT COPY. THE RANDOM HOUSE BOOKMARK THAT EXTENDS THE REAR FLAP HAS NOT BEEN REMOVED. VERY GOOD+ IN A VERY GOOD+ D.J. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: JOHN LUTSCHAK BOOKS]
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        Bibliography of the Grabhorn Press (signed)

      Grabhorn Press, San Francisco 1940 - Limited edition of 210 copies. xv, 195 page. Loose leaves in cloth covered case. Gilt lettered, leather label on spine. Printed mainly in red, black and blue. Contains 4 original leaves tipped in. The 338 first titles printed by the Grabhorn Press are described, 28 with reproductions of title pages or colophons. Printed on Canson & Montgolfiers Papier Ancien. The type was designed by Frederick W. Goudy. Index of titles, authors, artists and tydes. Contributing members of the Press are Edwin Grabhorn & Robert Grabhorn, Sherwood & Katharine Grover, Jack Andrews. SINGED by Ed Grabhorn, Robert Grabhorn, Katharine Grover and Sherwood Grover on the colophon page. Additional photographs on request. Google 'Ceebe100' to watch a video of this book. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Concept Books]
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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 Birthplace and Genesis of Life Assurance and Other Essays

      London - Frederick Muller, 1940 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The second edition of this scarce collection of works on life assurance and equity, with the provenance of the Equitable Life Assurance Society, with their ink address stamp to the front blank. In a full crushed morocco fine binding. With an Introduction by Sir William Palin Elderton, actuary of the Equitable Life Assurance Society. Bound by W. H. Smith & Sons, with a gilt stamp to the rear pastedown. With Seven Plates, collated complete. With 'Opinions of this book' from the original dustwrapper laid down to the rear blanks. Condition: In a full crushed morocco leather binding. Externally, fine. Internally, firmly bound, clean and bright. Overall: FINE..

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        Dangerous Acquaintances. Les Liaisons Dangereuses

      London, The Nonesuch Press,, 1940. Englished by Ernest Dowson. The Preface by André Gide. Octavo. Finely bound by Bayntun Riviere in full dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to boards and spines gilt, raised bands, decoration to doublers gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Illustrations by Chas Laborde. A fine copy. First Nonesuch edition.

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        Herbstabend bei Soglio im Bergell mit Scioragruppe. Orig.-Photographie ( 23 x 29 cm) auf Halbkarton (37 x 41 cm) montiert.

      ca.1940 - Gerahmt, 23 x 29 cm, Schönes Exemplar Vorne vom Photographen von Hand betitelt und signiert («Albert Steiner, St. Moritz»). Albert Steiner (1877 -1965). Seit 1902 selbständiger Portraitphotograph in Genf. Mitarbeiter im Atelier des Berner Malers W. Küpfer in Bern. Ab 1913 Photograph in St. Moritz. Die Portrait- und vor alle die subtilen Landschaftsaufnahmen, die Steiner zum Teil über seinen Postkartenverlag vertrieb, machten in weltbekannt. 1200 gr. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. A suite of proofs of the eight line engravings by Stephen Gooden for this book

      London: Done for the George G. Harrap Co. limited edition of 125 copies, 1940. Four proofs measure 6 x 4 inches, four are various smaller sizes; all have generous margins. . Fine condition. All eight proofs are signed and dated in pencil, lower right margin. Campbell Dodgson 121-128 . Stephen Gooden (1892-1955) was the most accomplished line engraver of his time. He illustrated a number of books, among them the Nonesuch Press Bible, the Rubaiyat, the Fables of La Fontaine, George Moore's The Brook Kerith, and Aesop's Fables. In addition, he produced a notable series of bookplates, including a number for The Royal Family, and was the official designer to the Bank of England. Because his work invariably appeared in limited editions, which restricted the public's access to his work, he is not as well known--particularly in America--as he deserves to be, but his work is unsurpassed

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        How To Trade In Stocks The Livermore Formula for Combining Time Element and Price

      Duell, Sloan & Pearce. Hardcover. B000UEYPFC For your consideration is a first edition copy of "How to Trade in Stocks" by Jesse Livermore. This book was published in 1940 by Duell, Sloan, and Pearce, and is a stated first printing. We are offering this book in unrestored/as found condition. The book is lightly shelfworn with moderate edgewear, and moderately "bumped" corners that are starting to fray. The binding is good overall but with a weak front cover hinge and a partial split to page 102/103 where the webbing is slightly visible. There is also a moderate lean to the spine. These binding flaws and the spine lean are all easily repairable, if desired. The pages are lightly yellowed from age, as would be expected, but are otherwise clean and bright. There is written inside the front cover, "Property of Fay R Current, Lowell Hoit Office," otherwise there are no foreign markings to the book pages.This book was originally presented as a gift from Lowell Hoit (president of Lowell Hoit & Co., a Chicago grain company) to one of his employees (Fay R. Current). There is a gift letter included with the book which has been glued to the front endpaper. The letter, written and signed by Lowell Hoit, mentions Jesse Livermore as an acquaintance ("Many, many years ago on one of my first vacation trips I met Jesse Livermore. Off and on we have met in social and business ways, at times extending courtesies to each other..."). The letter is signed and dated May 8, 1940, lending the book additional provenance and historical context. This book will be carefully boxed and shipped by Express Mail either domestically to a US location or internationally. Expected delivery time would be 1 to 2 business days for US locations, and 3 to 7 business days for international locations, and will be trackable. . Good.

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        Fortunato Depero nelle opere e nella vita.: Edizione a cura della Legione Trentina.

      TEMI, Trento. 1940 - Ottima qualità tipografica con il prevalente uso di carta patinata intercalata a carta pesante, vasto apparato iconografico e superbe riproduzioni a colori. Altra copia con mancanza dell’angolo superiore destro del frontespizio per 650 Euro. Altra copia con alcuni difetti alla legatura per 550 Euro. Altra copia in buone condizioni, con qualche macchia sul taglio laterale e una sul piatto anteriore, foderata con sovr. plastificata. Formato: XI, 425, [1] p., [8] c. di tav. a colori, 33 cm, tela con titoli al dorso e in bassorilievo al piatto. Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo.

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        Playbill Signed by the Cast of LILIOM

      Forty-Fourth Street Theatre New York (1940) - First Edition. Octavo, original wrappers. Original playbill for the play Liliom signed at front cover by the cast including Ingrid Bergman, Burgess Meredith, Helen Sheilds; Elia Kazan, John Emery, Joan Tetzel, and Ann Mason. Very Good, split along spine edge, few small chips to rear wrap. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Wind in the Willows

      Limited Editions Club,1940. Limited to 2020 copies, this is copy number 35. Signed by designer, Bruce Rogers, on limitation page at end of book. Hard Cover in slipcase. Top edge gilt, rough cut pages. Grey slipcase is sound, with numerous tiny chips around open edge, tiny chip at bottom of spine edge, gilt title remains bright. Marbled boards with cloth spine. Cover has a tiny rub at top of darkened spine, otherwise pristine. 16 tipped-in delightful color illustrations by Arthur Rackham. A beautiful edition of a classic tale. Letter from publisher 'To the Members' and Limited Editions Club newsletter from September, 1940 included. Beautiful condition.

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        HISTOIRE DE LA NATION EGYPTIENNE

      Librairie Plon / Societe de l Histoire Naturelle,, Paris, 1940 - 7 vol., environ 3500 pp. in-folio, [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Oel auf Leinwand.

      1940 1940 - 80 x 60 cm, Tadellos, gerahmt Erstausgabe. Mit Initialen des österreichischen Künstlers Axel Leskoschek (1889 - 1976) rechts unten. Mit dem Doktordiplom hat er 1917 seine juristische Ausbildung abgeschlossen und danach an der Landeskunstschule in Graz und an der Grafischen Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt in Wien studiert. Seine Holzschnitte zu den "Legenden des hl. Franziskus" 1920 begründen eine Reihe von Illustrationen zur Weltliteratur. Er war 1923 Mitbegründer der Grazer Sezession, politischer Häftling in Wöllersdorf 1936, ging dann in die Schweiz und war später 8 Jahre lang Professor an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Rio de Janeiro. Ab 1948 war er in Wien als Maler, Grafiker und Kunstkritiker tätig. Zahlreiche Holzschnitte, Einbandentwürfe zu Büchern und Öbilder aus Südamerika und Südfrankreich sowie Kupferstiche und Lithographien geben Zeugnis von seinem reichen Schaffen.Joseph Rupert Rudolf Marx (1882 in Graz -1964) bedeutender österreichischer Komponist, Musikpädagoge und Kritiker. Im Zweiten Weltkrieg war Marx - nun aller seiner vorherigen Ämter enthoben - in Wien geblieben und hatte sich mit der ihm noch verbliebenen Stellung als bekannter Komponist und gern gesehener Redner für die "Rettung der untergehenden Musikkultur", wie er es bezeichnete, eingesetzt und im Rahmen dessen einige Reden über die Musik im NS-Staat gehalten. Dies wurde ihm dann auch vorgeworfen. 6000 gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [Filmscript]: The Great Dictator

      Los Angeles: United Artists. [1940]. Dialogue Continuity Filmscript. Quarto. Printed punched mimeographed sheets bradbound in blue wrappers. Pages age-toned, else near fine. Chaplin wrote, directed, and starred in this spoof of Hitler and Mussolini. The film was released more than a year before America's entry into the war, and ends with Chaplin's famous spoken appeal for peace. Although marked: "Dialogue Continuity," a comparison with the movie dialogue reveals differences between this script and the film. .

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        Das wahre Deutschland. Auslandsblätter der Deutschen Freiheitspartei. 1938 (Okt. Nov., Dez.); 1939 (Jan -Dez., compl.); 1940 (Okt.) 14 Hefte.

      London, Bonner and Co, 1938-1940 - 8°, je ca 30 S., Geheftet, Tadell. Beiliegend: 2 blättriger Aufruf: «An unserer Gesinnungsfreunde». Monatlich erschienenes Organ der bürgerlicher Gegners Hitlers aus dem französischen und später englischen Exil. Es erschien von 1938 bis 1940 in einer Auflage von ca. 3500 Exemplaren (Maas S.593). Führende Mitglieder der Freiheitspartei waren Dr. Wilhelm Westphal (d.i. Hans Albert Kluthe) der früher der Deutschen Staatspartei angehörte oder Dr. August Weber, der früher dem Reichsverband der Deutschen Industrie angehörte. 1600 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Mädel - eure Welt! Das Jahrbuch der Deutschen Mädel. 1.-5. Jahrgang 1940 - 1944 (vollständig, mehr nicht erschienen)

      München Zentralverlag der NSDAP Franz Eher Nachf. GmbH, 1940 ff.. . Vollständige Ausgaben jeweils im original Verlagseinband (5 Bände: in Ganzleinen 1.-3.Jahrgang, in schwarzem Halbleinen 4. und 5.Jahrgang, diese mit fotoillustriertem Deckeltitel, alle im Format l7 x 24,8 cm), Schrift: Fraktur (1./2. Jahrgang) und Garamond (3.-5.Jahrgang). 428+436+472+493+378 Seiten, mit sehr vielen Fotoabbildungen und Zeichnungen: z.B.im Jahrgang 1943 ein großer Bildbericht "Frontnächte in einer nordwestdeutschen Stadt. Aus dem Kriegstagebuch einer deutschen Frau" mit mehreren Fotos: "So werden unsere Städte vor nächtlichen Fliegerangriffen geschützt" (großer Flakscheinwerfer mit Besatzung) - "Scheinwerferbatterien haben mit Horchgeräten ihre Stellungen bezogen" - "Unerbittlich halten die Scheinwerfer das schfeindliche Flugzeuge in ihren Strahlen" - "Schon kracht die erste Salve aus den Rohren der Flakgeschütze" - "Nacht für Nacht ist die Flak auf Posten" - "Fabrikanlagen und Bahngelände müssen besonders gut gesichert werden" - "Wie ein dichtes Netz ziehen die Leuchtspurgeschosse ihre Bahn", und Jahrgang 1944 ebenfalls mit einem großen Bildbeitrag "Trotz Terror und Grauen": Bericht über den alliierten Bombenkrieg und seine Auswirkungen auf die Zivilbevölkerung in Deutschland, mit mehreren Fotoabbildung: "Nach einem schweren britischen Terrorangriff auf eine nordwestdeutsche Stadt" - "In tatkräftiger Hilfe übernehmen Frauen und Mädel in den verschiedenen Bergungsstellen die Obdachlosenbetreuung. Für die Mahlzeiten sind Tische im Freien gedeckt" - "Massenverpflegung durch die örtliche NS.-Frauenschaft" - Eine deutsche Flugabwehrkanone mit Besatzung, usw. - Kriegsdruck, erste Auflage, EA, Erstausgaben in guter Erhaltung (Einbände teilweise etwas fleckig und berieben, sonst gut

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

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

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        VERVE, vol. II, No 8.

      - Paris, Revue Verve 1940. 36,5 : 27,3 cm. 76 S. mit meist farbigen Abb. nach Matisse, Rouault, Braque, 1 doppelblattgr. Farblithographie von Pierre Bonnard u. 13 Heliogravüren in Farben u. Gold nach Buchmalereien des 15. Jh. Orig.-Umschlag vom Henri Matisse. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer, Antiquariat & Galerie]
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