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        [Archive]: New York American Basketball Club. Letter File No. 1 Beginning August 9, 1940

      Card wrappers brad bound at the top. File of correspondence between 1940 and 1942 including original correspondence, retained carbon copies, original responses, some early-format photocopied responses, telegrams, and mimeographed flyers. Nearly 40 separate items in total. Modest soiling on the wrappers, very good or better. Files for a fairly serious traveling basketball club sponsored by a YMCA. The correspondence includes details of the teams travels, correspondence about arranging games, and responses from notables who have been made honorary members of the team including photocopies of acceptances from Fierello LaGuardia and an assistant to F.D.R. and a typed letter signed by T.L. Rowan on 10 Downing Street stationary on behalf of Winston Churchill in November 1941 (when presumably he had other things to do) stating, in part: "While Mr. Churchill is grateful to you for your kindness in wishing to make him a member of your Club, he regrets that he must ask you to excuse him from accepting." One can only imagine what strides Mr. Churchill might have made in his basketball career had he only accepted. .

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

      (1940). Original oil painting. Oil paint on cardboard, image size 6 by 8 1/4 inches, matted in board frame, 16 by 20 inches. Thickly painted study of kneeling female nude in impressionistic forest setting. Dated on the verso "Aug 18 1940." LPC #368. Lopez #1136. Fine condition. .

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        The Long Winter Early Hardcover and reading copy

      Harper & Bros., New York, 1940, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-, Later Printing, Illustrated By: Helen Sewell, Mildred BoyleSurely a later printing of this early edition (copyright date given is 1940), HB letter code 11-0, beneath which appears the letters G-W. Jacket is priced at two dollars, showing code numbers 4401 and 90-130 at bottom of front flap. Book has 325 paginated pages, foredge deckled. Front boards brown illustration on russet background, reads well as does spine lettering. The book has a notably sound, tight binding and a small assortment of mild flaws. While the boad tips have no major bumping or abrasion, there is a very small dent just back from the upper front tip. Two tiny white smudges, barely noticeable back board. One tiny fleck each on half title page and blank following, text otherwise unmarked, no owner's name penned. The jacket is remarkably pretty with no chip outs and no long tears. Some creasing and edgewear, especially upper back panel. The jacket will be placed in a new mylar wrapper for its photograph, which will soon be added to the listing.JUST ADDED a trade paper reading copy of LW, presuming the hardcover rathern too nice and pricey to serve. *We feel that books offered for internet sale should be described thoroughly and accurately. Books listed by Brass Dolphin are so described, and graded, using the strict, traditional standards. For this reason, we have virtually zero returns.*, Book

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        Il Trionfo di Cesare di Andrea Mantegna

      Roma: Reale Accademia d'Italia, 1940. Prima edizione (First Edition). ril tela (cloth). Perfetto (Mint). Folio. A cura di Alessandro Luzio e Roberto Paribeni. Con 25 grandi bellissime tavole riproducenti i cartoni originali di Andrea Mantegna, I trionfi nella casa Petrozzani di Mantova, le stampe attribuite al Mantegna o ai suoi contemporanei, le varianti non accolte nella definitiva composizione e i cartoni di Vienna. Con 11 illustrazioni Carta pesante di pregio, tassello al dorso e incisione in blu al piatto

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        REVISTA DE BIBLIOGRAFIA NACIONAL

      C.S.I.C., Madrid - Editada de 1940 a 1946. Colección completa, 14 tomos en 7 volumenes, 500 págs aproximadamente por Vol, más láminas, ilustrados. Holandesa (Camacho) nervios, tejuelos, conserva cubiertas originales. Ejemplar excepcional. ( Hemeroteca ) Size: 23,5 x 17 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Carmina Gadelica (Ortha nan Gaidheal). Hymns and Incantations with Illustrative Notes on Words, Rites and Customs, Dying and Obsolete: Orally Collected in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and Translated into English. in 6 Volumes

      Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd and Scottish Academic Press, 1940-72, mixed editions but in matching bindings, - hardback, large 8vo, pp: xxxvi,335;xvi,383;xxiv,395;xlvi,367;xxiv,403;271, portrait frontis. in v.3 and 5, clean and tight throughout, no inscriptions, uniform red cloth gilt, Very Good condition / no dustwrapper [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Original Signed Photograph of Pittsburgh Jazz Musicians by Charles "Teenie" Harris

      Pittsburgh. ca. 1940. Very Good. Original Teenie Harris silver gelatin photograph, 10 x 14 inches, in archival mount and framing, 17 x 20.5 inches. The image shows a drummer, horn section, and guitarist playing in Pittsburgh, and is signed in the lower right corner. A lively image, in very good condition with very small flecks of white and gold which produce and almost dreamlike effect, and seem to add to the sense of history in the photograph. There is light glue residue to the verso and mild edgewear which has been matted over. There is no studio stamp from Harris on the verso of the photograph but this appears to be a vintage silver gelatin print with his actual signature and not a Dennis Morgan restrike from the negative. Charles "Teenie" Harris (1908-1998) photographed Pittsburgh's African American community from c. 1935 to c. 1975. His archive of nearly 80,000 images is one of the most detailed and intimate records of the black urban experience known today.

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        THE BIG CON the Story of the Confidence Man and the Confidence Game

      Indianapolis; (1940): The Bobbs-Merrill Co., Inc. 300pp., bound in red cloth lettered in gilt, save for a tiny bump to one corner, a near fine, very bright copy without the usual foxing to endpapers, in unclipped dust jacket with spine faded to white, rubbing, edge wear and chipping to spine tips and corners with a few closed edge tears. Still a very nice copy of this scarce work.. First Edition. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Personengruppe. Zeichnung in Bleistift und Pastell. Ca. 1940.

      . 27,3 : 19 cm.. Dichte, blattfüllende Arbeit. - Gerahmt.

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer Antiquariat und Galeri]
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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.. 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). 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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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]

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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]

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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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        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]

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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. .

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

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