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        Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

      London: Faber and Faber Limited,, 1940. Octavo. Original cream boards, spine lettered in red, pictorial block of two dancing cats to front board. With the dust jacket. With numerous colour and monochrome illustrations by Nicolas Bentley. Gift inscription and bookplate to the front free endpaper and small bookseller's ticket to the front pastedown. Minor foxing to the prelims; an excellent copy in the jacket that has a toned spine and some nicks to the extremities. First illustrated edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Archive of her book, The Aspirin Age, consisting of first editions in English, Chinese and Japanese, photographs and promotional material, and approximately 50 letters from authors appearing in the book and others involved in its production

      v.p, ca. mid-1940s - The Aspirin Age, edited by Isabel Leighton, actress, writer, translator, foreign correspondent, was a compilation of pieces by various writers concerning the events in American life and history from the 1920s-1940s. It was a best-seller, going through numerous printings and translations. Among the correspondents featured in this splendid archive are Howard Fast, H.L. Mencken (5 letters), John Dos Passos, Harold Ickes, Arthur Schlesinger, Bernard Baruch (her lover), Brenden Gill, John Mason Brown, Carl Sandburg, Walter Winchell, Robert E. Sherwood, James Thurber - a wonderful 4-page single-spaced letter written during the book's composition, suggesting various subjects and the writers to tackle them (he himself declines to do the Quintuplets!) - Gene Tunney, Edna Ferber, John Hersey, Russell Crouse, and many others. A unique collection of notable writers associated in a common enterprise that enjoyed a singular success .

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Photograph of Joe Dimaggio and Joe Louis posing playfully together

      N.p, n.d. [1940s?] - Rare photograph of the two legendary athletes posing playfully side by side, Dimaggio grinning with his bat cocked over right shoulder, Louis standing with his fists clenched, ready to land a right to Dimaggio's chin. According to biographers Engelberg and Schneider, Joe Louis was Dimaggio's first boxing hero: "Dimaggio saw several of Louis's fight, including his first fight with Billy Conn. It took place at the Polo Grounds in New York one month into Dimaggio's monumental hitting streak [in 1941] . " (DIMAGGIO: SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT, p. 369) (BASEBALL) 8 x 6 inches (image); 10-1/2 x 6-3/4 inches (mount). Black-and- white gelatin print. Mounted to stiff card, captioned at top in ink "Joe Dimaggio = Joe Louis", and at bottom with typed slip, "Joe Louis Slugging Outfielder & Joe Louis." Narrow, light vertical stain through the length of the image, slight overall toning

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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      Published by George Newnes Limited, 1940. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Very Good. Illustrated by Wilson, E. & Davies, Joyce. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. Pale blue cloth, black title to spine. Colour frontis. B/w text illustrations. 184 pages. Bumping to spine and corners. Fading to spine and a couple of cover edges. Foxing to endpapers, outer page edges and some page margins. Wrapper is faded to spine, with a few closed tears; some small pieces of loss to corners. A few grubby marks to wrapper. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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      New York: Sheridan House Publishers, [1940]., 1940. First edition. Fine in dust jacket with light wear to the spine ends and corners. Johnny O'Sullivan works for the Daily News and one night he's on patrol with his police friends and they find the body of millionaire, Edward Abbott in a cheap boarding house. It could be suicide or murder and Johnny goes with murder, but the inquest goes with suicide. So Johnny is out of a job but he still has the photograph and goes with his hunches, which puts him in the middle of more murders. Filmed as NINE LIVES ARE NOT ENOUGH in 1941 by Warner Brothers with Ronald Reagan as Johnny, and also starring Joan Perry, James Gleason, Faye Emerson, and Howard da Silva. The author wrote six mystery novels and three were made into movies. He was born in Minneapolis in 1905 and died in Hollywood in 1954. He also served time in prisons for bad checks and forgery.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        original Zeichnung , SS-PK , 1940 , SS-Germania 1. Batl.

      1940.. . origiginal Zeichnung von Petersen aus seiner Zeit in den Propagandaeinheiten der Waffen-SS , Zeichnung sehr gut erhalten , ca. 50cm x 40cm , absolut selten, bitte weiterführende Links beachten: , e

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        The Yearling

      NY:: Scribner's,. Very Good. 1940. Hardcover. Illustrated with fourteen color plates. An early printing of the "Pulitzer Prize Edition." INSCRIBED on the half-title page by N. C. Wyeth (as "Convers") in 1939. Octavo, bound in tan cloth with brown lettering and illustration, illustrated endpapers. Minor wear at the spine ends, some age toning to cloth, else very good. No dust jacket. ; 400 pages .

      [Bookseller: Grendel Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Antología de la literatura fantástica

      Sudamericana, Buenos Aires 1940 - Lomo del libro ligeramente deteriorado, tapas en buen estado y páginas interiores en muy buen estado [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libros JyE]
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      Paris, Editions Tardy, 1940.. FIRST EDITION 1940, text in French, 4to, approximately 280 x 225 mm, 11 x 8¾ inches, 32 plates in Phototypie Hors-texte and 85 illustrations, many full page, 148 pages, bound in modern quarter blue morocco, gilt lettering and decoration between raised bands to spine, cloth boards, blind decoration separating the cloth boards from leather spine. A very good clean tight copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1940. Octavo. Original beige cloth, titles to spine in black and red, and to front board in black, brown topstain. Housed in black quarter morcco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Contents toned, spine cocked and rubbed, cloth somewhat marked. Very good. First edition, first printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription beneath an original, non-authorial gift inscription to the front free endpaper, "For Sir Archibald Clark Kerr wishing him all good things all his life from his friend Ernest Hemingway Rangoon April 21 - 1941". Kerr was the Australian born British diplomat who was at the time of the inscription, British Ambassador to China. On meeting Hemingway Kerr is reported to have said of him, "Tough? Why, I'm tougher than he is!". Kerr would subsequently go on to become Ambassador Russia and then to Washington, he was present at all of the Big Three conferences.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1940 - Octavo; yellow wrappers, with titling, publisher's synopsis and date of publication printed in navy blue on front wrapper; 292pp, [2]. "SAMPLE COPY - NOT FOR SALE" faintly rubber-stamped to top edge of text (presumed by publisher); light toning and wear to spine and extremities, faint, scattered foxing to wrappers and text edges, with a small diagonal crease to lower right corner of front wrapper; binding is sound, with text clean throughout - Very Good+. Scarce advance copy of one of Burnett's best-known novels, the story of a hardened criminal just out of prison, a heist gone bad, and a stand-off with police high in the snow-capped Sierra's. Basis for two superb adaptations: the 1941 film noir directed by Raoul Walsh, with a screenplay co-written by Burnett and John Huston, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ida Lupino, and the 1955 Stuart Heisler film starring Jack Palance, Lee Marvin, Lon Chaney and Shelley Winters. Advance copies produced by Knopf from this period were poorly made and extremely fragile, with the wrappers prone to separation; the present example is well-preserved, the best of the two we've seen for this title. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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      Hodder & Stoughton Limited, [1940]., 1940. First edition. Author's second book. Published in the U. S. in 1941 as A TOAST TO TOMORROW. Inscribed by the author on the front fly leaf. "Julie J. Gladwin, with love from Manning Coles." Most likely signed by Adelaide Manning. The second Tommy Hambleton thriller by Adelaide Manning and Cyril Coles writing as Manning Coles. Spine is browned and light offsetting to the front and rear endpapers, else a very good copy in dust jacket with light restoration to the spine ends. Tommy Hambledon of the British Intelligence Service in his second appearance, as a victim of amnesia caused by the fighting in World War I. In his first book, DRINK TO YESTERDAY, Tommy is an English spy operating behind enemy lines in Germany. This book continues with Tommy operating as a spy in Nazi Germany, and he also continues to experience bouts of amnesia, but as the novel draws to a close he discovers his real identity and looks forward to using his talents in the future to help Scotland Yard. A Haycraft/Queen cornerstone title. Rare in the dust jacket and rarer still inscribed by the author.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        Die Geschichte der Familie Muscate. 1473-1940.

      Klambt, Neurode, 1940.. Als Handschrift gedruckt, 1.. Aufl. 204 S. mit vielen Fotos im Anhang, mit 28 Seiten Ahnentaf.,Frakturschrift Exemplar antiquarisch gut erhalten,v., Einbd. etwas fleckig u. an den Ecken best.,Seiten teilweise wellig, Frakturschrift, Seiten alters- sowie papierbedingt leicht gebräunt, mit Gebrauchsspuren K16433.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Buchhandel Daniel Viertel Ei]
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        The Big Con: The Story of the Confidence Man and the Confidence Game

      Bobbs Merrill, Indianapolis 1940 - Gilt lettered red cloth in decorative dust jacket. Basis for the famous movie "the Sting" with Paul Newman and Robert Redford. Some foxing to endpapers. Edgewear and very tiny chipping at corners but a near fine dust jacket with no fade on the spine. Uncommon. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB]
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      Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1940]., 1940. Translated from the French by Geoffrey Sainsbury. First U. S. edition. Fine, bright, tight copy in a fine, bright dust jacket. Maigret investigates the murder of Manuel Palmari, a criminal Maigret had known for 20 years, and who he suspected of being behind the string of jewel robberies over that period. Haycraft/Queen Cornerstone title and a superb copy.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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      LE FRANCOIS 1940 - R320056170: 306 pages augmentées de nombreuses illustrations e nnoir et blanc hors texte. In-8 Broché. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 355.021-Militaria [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: le-livre]
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      Coward-McCann, 1940-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Signed. New York: Coward-McCann, 1940: Signed. First Edition, First Printing with no later printed listed on the copyright page; in a dust jacket with price of $3.75 intact. Signed by Wanda Gag at the front free end paper, inscribed to a previous owner. In Very Good condition, in a Good+ dust jacket. Tanning to front paste down and front free end paper from a newspaper clipping that was kept there, affecting Ga'g's signature. Clean pages. Side edge of page block has a small lightly darkened area. Sound binding. Clean cloth, mostly crisp with a bit of edge wear to the spine ends. The dust jacket shows light edge with a few short closed tears and light loss, surface wear, as well as some overall sunning, most notably to the spine. Rubbing to jacket folds and spine. A nice copy overall, rare signed.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1940. First Edition / First Printing / First State. Dated 1940 with Scribner's "A" present. First State Jacket priced at $2.75 without the Photographer's name. Tan cloth boards with black lettering. {ref: Hanneman A18a}. Book Condition: Very Good+, clean pages, tight spine, soft shelf wear. Light spots at the spine, light age toning at the endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-, shelf wear, chipping at the spine. Short tears, small piece of tape at the rear panel near the spine. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

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      NY: Kenedy 1940 1st ed. - SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Original silver cloth in near fine condition. Signed by Archbishop Sheen on front free endpaper. Sheen's cause for canonization was opened in 2002 and he considered an official Servant of God by the Church. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kubik Fine Books Ltd., ABAA]
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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      Charles Scribner's Sons 1940. Hardcover Book Condition: Very Good Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1940. First Edition / First Printing / First State. Dated 1940 with Scribner's "A" present. First State Jacket priced at $2.75 without the Photographer's name. Tan cloth boards with black lettering. ref: Hanneman A18a . Book Condition: Very Good+, clean pages, tight spine, soft shelf wear. Light spots at the spine, light age toning at the endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-, shelf wear, chipping at the spine. Short tears, small piece of tape at the rear panel near the spine. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

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        Strangers And Brothers

      Faber and Faber, London 1940. First edition in dustwrapper. pp 405 sm. 8vo. VG+ in original publisher's olive green cloth with red titles to spine. A little bumping, rubbing and slight fading to spine tips otherwise, a very clean, bright and tight example. In original unclipped dustwrapper showing overall minor wear, rubbing, dustiness and a couple of small chips. Overall a pleasing example of this scarce title. The dustwrapper is housed in a protective removable sleeve. 8469

      [Bookseller: Holybourne Rare Books]
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        Farewell, My Lovely

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. First edition. Fine/Near Fine. A lovely, bright copy of the book. Fine, sharp and square and appearing unread. In a Near Fine dust jacket with a short half-inch tear at the front flap fold and the spine lightly faded. A jacket without repair or sophistication of any kind and scarce as such. This copy brought over $8,000 at auction, Heritage June, 2008.& & One of the finest crime novels ever written, by one of the inventors of the hard-boiled detective genre. "Farewell, My Lovely" was the second Philip Marlowe novel, published in 1940. The plot was inspired by a number of short stories Chandler had written earlier, including "Mandarin's Jade", "The Man Who Liked Dogs", and "Try the Girl." It follows Marlowe as he investigates the violent murder of a night club manager. The book was actually the first of Chandler's novels to be made into a film, in 1942, as "The Falcon Takes Over." It was filmed again in 1944 as the critically acclaimed "Murder, My Sweet" and in 1975, in a version starring Robert Mitchum. "…the appeal of 'Farewell, My Lovely' is in its toughness, which is extremely well done." (Contemporary New York Times Review). Fine in Near Fine. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        SI DESEA ADELANTOS. ADELANTESE CON EL 1941 FORD. [If you Want to Get Ahead. Get Ahead with the 1941 Ford - Cover Title].

      (Ford Motor Company), (October, 1940), [Dearborn, MI]: - Many color illustrations throughout. This an exceedingly scarce dealership showroom catalogue in Spanish for the 1941 Ford passenger models and trucks which were introduced in October of 1940. These models included the Special, the De Luxe and Super De Luxe sedans, convertible, cabriolet, Woody Station Wagon, and Coupes, and others. These cars came equipped with the new 226 cubic inch L-head straing-6, and rated at 90 horsepower. The 221 cubic inch V8 remained the standard for the De Luxe and Super De Luxe models . Ford thoroughly updated their models for the 1941 model year,Êwith wide bodies that nearly covered the running boards. The front and rear fenders came in several pieces instead of just one, and were now more integrated into the body, and pushed the headlights up and out over the front wheels. Of interest, is that this Spanish-market catalogue also integrates the 1941 truck and heavy truck models on the eve of World War II. Those include the 1 ton stake truck, commercial panel trucks and vans, cab-over heavy trucks, and the Heavy Duty Stake among others.No institutional holdings located on OCLC. Rare. Light rubbing and shelf-wear to covers (slight warping). Envelope worn and rubbed, some small tears. A VG+ catalogue in an About VG envelope. Stiff black color illustrated covers (night scene cover illustration of the Ford Super Deluxe grill, comb-bound with white plastic. Two graduated thumb tabs. Still housed in light blue publisher's envelope, with white string closure and b/w illustration to upper lefthand corner. Oblong format: 9" x 12-5/8". 1st edition (presumed). 102, [4 ("Indice General" - Index)] pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Inside the Whale

      London: Gollancz,, 1940. and Other Essays. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Housed in a quarter morocco green solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Pages very lightly tanned as usual, attractive bookplate to the front pastedown, but an exceptionally nice copy in the lightly marked and somewhat faded dust jacket. First edition, first impression, one of 1,000 copies printed. Orwell may well have been the finest essayist England produced in the entire century. Despite his radical credo in his essays he remains the last of the great Victorian prose stylists. Besides the title essay, this book prints his notable studies of Charles Dickens and boy's weeklies. A scarce book in any condition - copies as nice as this are rare.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Reichs Handbuch der Deutschen Gesellschaft

      Deutscher Wirtschaftsverlag AG,Berlin, um 1940,. 1050 S., Das Handbuch der persönlichkeiten in Wort und Bild, Erster Band, Maße : 26 x 35 cm, gut erhalten, Einband etwas berieben.

      [Bookseller: Versandhandel für Sammler]
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        "Father. " Pen and ink drawing on paper, signed ("Wm Steig") lower right

      N.p., n.d. [c. 1940?]. 8-3/8 x 5-1/2 inches. . Captioned on read. Framed and matted. Fine . A stern, bearded watchman, wielding his scepter (at whose tip rests a timepiece), standing guard with his legs spread, his left hand behind his back, ferociously keeps the time

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Seabiscuit: The Saga of a Great Champion

      Wilfred Crowell, Inc., 1940. Signed Limited edition. Oblong quarto, original eed padded leather covers lettered in gilt. Color frontispiece of Seabiscuit from a painting by F.B. Voss. Signed by Charles Howard at the foreword, for presentation to the friends, family and business associates of Charles Howard, the owner of Seabiscuit. Illustrations from photographs; drawings by Howard Brodie. In near fine condition with the lightest of shelfwear to the bottom. Exceptionally scarce. Seabiscuit: The Saga of a Great Champion, is the story of the legendary thoroughbred who captured the heart of a nation. Introduced by Grantland Rice and written by seasoned track writer B. K. Beckwith, its pages are full of unique stories about the beloved horse and the people who were closest to him. In researching her best-selling Seabiscuit: An American Legend, Laura Hillenbrand drew on Seabiscuit: The Saga of a Great Champion, a rare contemporary account originally published in 1940 that preserves insights, anecdotes, and quotes found no where else.

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        THE HAMLET

      Random House, New York 1940 - 1st edition, 1st printing, stated. A Near Fine copy in Very Good dust jacket. The first state dj is priced at $2.50, with 10 Random House books advertised on the rear panel. The dj's is mildly soiled, with light chipping at the spine. *** Set in Yoknapatawpha, county. The first of the Snopes Family trilogy.*** [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DECAMERON, THE MODELL OF WIT, MIRTH, ELOQUENCE AND CONVERSATION FRAMED IN TEN DAYES . Translated into English anno 1620, with an Introduction by Edward Hutton and Wood-cuts in the Renaissance manner by Fritz Kredel

      The Limited Editions Club, New York 1940 - tall 8vo. quarter leather with cloth sides, top edges gilt, slipcase. xxii,237; (v),238-536,(2) pages. 2 volumes. Limited to only 530 numbered copies signed by Fritz Kredel (LEC S-6). Designed by George Macy and printed by The Duenewald Printing Corporation. With "A Note Upon the Text" by Harry Carter. Issued as a Special Offering to members of the Club and being outside the normal numbered sequence (Bibliography, S-6). Filled with the excellent illustrations by Kredel. Minor rubbing of slipcase. quarter leather with cloth sides, top edges gilt, slipcase [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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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 from. 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.

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
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        DECAMERON, THE MODELL OF WIT, MIRTH, ELOQUENCE AND CONVERSATION FRAMED IN TEN DAYES .... Translated into English anno 1620, with an Introduction by Edward Hutton and Wood-cuts in the Renaissance manner by Fritz Kredel

      New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1940. quarter leather with cloth sides, top edges gilt, slipcase. Limited Editions Club. tall 8vo. quarter leather with cloth sides, top edges gilt, slipcase. xxii,237; (v),238-536,(2) pages. 2 volumes. Limited to only 530 numbered copies signed by Fritz Kredel (LEC S-6). Designed by George Macy and printed by The Duenewald Printing Corporation. With "A Note Upon the Text" by Harry Carter. Issued as a Special Offering to members of the Club and being outside the normal numbered sequence (Bibliography, S-6). Filled with the excellent illustrations by Kredel. Minor rubbing of slipcase.

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        Abstrakte Komposition. Öl auf Karton. Um 1940.

      . 38,5 : 58,5 cm. - Gerahmt.. Plüss / von Tavel. Künstler-Lexikon der Schweiz XX. Jahrhundert, S. 915 (ausführlich).

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer Antiquariat und Galeri]
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        They Were Strong and Good

      The Viking Press, New York 1940 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "First Published September 1940" printed on the copyright page. This First Issue dustjacket has some wear to the spine and edges. The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight with some wear to the boards. There is NO marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy with all the first issue points. We buy Robert Lawson First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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      Philadelphia: The Franklin Institute, 1940. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. 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.

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      ABC HEBREW HEBREW ALPHABET ORIGINAL ART OFFERED HERE ARE 10 FINISHED. GENIS, M.. ABC. (HEBREW) HEBREW ALPHABET: ORIGINAL ART. Offered here are 10 finished original color drawings for 9 letters of a probably unpublished Hebrew alphabet book (one letter has 2 pieces). Not dated but circa 1940, signed by M. Genlis. The work is done on art paper. Each image is oblong measuring 7 3/8" wide x 4 1/2" high on paper 10 1/4 x 8 1/2". Includes the following Hebrew letters: ALEPH, BET, VAV, ZAYIN, TET, MEM, PEI, TZADEI and RESH (2). Pictured are a large SHIP, HOUSE, TRAIN (2), ROSE, WINDMILL, TREE, BUTTERFLY, GUARD TOWER and BIRD - high quality with much detail and charm.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
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        Bacheller, Irving ALS / Autograph Letter Signed, to Richard Lloyd Jones / tipped in to copy of D'ri and I

      Winter Park, FL: Self-published, 1940 Winter Park, FL: full-page autograph letter signed (ALS) by Irving Bacheller, written to his friend Richard Lloyd Jones, a conservative journalist and long-time editor of the Tulsa (OK) Tribune (Bacheller was himself a journalist as well as a novelist, and was the founder of the first modern newspaper syndicate in the United States), and dated February 3rd, 1940. See scan: 8" x 6" letterhead stationery bearing Bacheller's address in Winter Park, Florida; the stationery is four-fold, but is written on only on the first of four sides. The condition of the letter is Fine, though of course it was folded for mailing, and is now tipped in to Jones' copy of one of Bacheller's most popular novels, "D'ri and I", which bears Jones' (presumed ownership) signature. Its condition is otherwise fine. The book is itself an unremarkable Grosset copy, and is ex-lib from the Tulsa Public Library, though in stout and sturdy condition. The letter shows close friendship and anticipated local arrival of Jones; it closes with a limerick of imperfect meter but good humor, on a topic - Mormon polygamy - which was presumably, in some way, of significance to either the writer or the recipient. The Bacheller letter has been professionally examined and authenticated; Jones' signature has not, through lack of exemplars, but it is an unlikely one to have been forged. l46n

      [Bookseller: Singularity Rare & Fine]
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        Document Signed

      1940 - Document Signed by Trumbo ("Dalton Trumbo") and H. N. Swanson ("H.N. Swanson") and initialed twice by each, West Hollywood, California, March 8, 1940. 11" x 8 1/2". 1 page. A three year contract with the Swanson Literary Agency. Very good (staple holes on upper left). Trumbo (1905-1976) was an American sreenwriter 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: Houle Rare Books/Autographs/ABAA/PADA]
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        In somniu Scipionis libri duo: et septem eiusdem libri Saturnaliorum (ed. A. Vesaliensis). Köln, E. Cervicornus 1521. Fol. 6 nn. 146 (recte 148) num. Bll. mit Holzschn.-Titelbordüre, einigen Diagrammen (darunter Weltkarte) u. Druckermarke.- Angeb.: Quintilianus M. Fabius, Oratoriarum institutionum. Una cum annotationibus R. Regii. Venedig, G. de Rusconi 1512. 4 nn. 199 num. Bll. (o.d.l.w.) mit 2 (1 figürl.) Druckermarken, breiter Holzschn.-Titelbordüre u. einigen Diagrammen im Text, blindgepr. Hschweinsldrbd. d. 17. Jhdts. mit hs. Rtit.

      - I. VD 16, M 49 - Adams M 60 - Schweiger II, 586.- Früheste in Deutschland gedruckte Ausgabe, die erste mit Kapiteleinteilungen des Textes. Zugleich einer der wenigen Humanistendrucke mit griechischen Textpassagen (vgl. Gutenberg-Jb. 1940, S.312).- Bl. e4v mit der bekannten, seit der ed. princeps von 1483 regelmäßig eingedruckten Karte der alten Welt, hier in einem schönen, großformatigen Holzschnitt (vgl. Shirley 13).- Titel mit hs. Besitzvermerk u. gestempelt sowie verso Randverstärkt, zu Beginn mit Randläsuren, fleckig u. wurmstichig (meist im w. Rand).II. Sander 6077 - Mortimer 408 - Schweiger II, 842 - nicht in Adams.- Vierte Ausgabe mit dem Kommentar des Regius, erstmals 1493 erschienen.- Auf dem Titel die prächtige figürl. Marke Rusconis: St. Georg tötet den Drachen, monogr. FV (Florio Vavassore ?), darunter breite Delphin-Leiste auf schwarzem Grund mit den Initialen LA (Luc?Antonio degli Uberti ?).- Am Schluß etw. wurmstichig, letztes Bl. mit Randläsuren, Ebd. angestaubt u. fleckig, Bindebänder fehlen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Müller]
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        Lassie Come-Home. Illustrated by Margaret Kirmse

      Philadelphia: John C. Winston, 1940. First Edition. Gift inscription; a fine copy in a good to very good dust jacket with with some chipping. Basis for the 1943 movie that starred Roddy McDowall and Elizabeth Taylor.

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc. ]
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        A History of Afghanistan

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1940. Two volumes, octavo, frontispieces, 18 plates and seven folding maps, large folding map in endpocket in second volume; a fine set in original blue cloth with dustjackets. A particularly fine copy, complete with perfect dustjackets, of the very scarce first edition. Following his lengthy and highly distinguished military and diplomatic career in the Persian region - which won him the respect of locals and Europeans alike - Sykes retired to England to devote himself to his scholarly and literary interests. The scope of this 'first complete history of Afghanistan' is vast: a detailed history of the region from prehistory and the conquest of the Medes and Persians, to the assassination of Nadir Shah in 1933. This first edition is unusually hard to find since much of the edition was destroyed in a warehouse fire during the Blitz.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        The Cross-eyed Bear (inscribed by Hughes)

      New York: Duell, Sloan, & Pierce, 1940 Inscribed by Hughes on the FFE, "To Beth and Dennis--the book where Suzy was born. Cheers from Minneapolis. Dorothy B. Hughes." While there are several stamps indicating "Property of the Vicente Book Store and Rental Library," there is no evidence this book was ever in circulation. Mildly toned, else clean, tight, square and unmarked, a very nice copy. Jacket has mild edge wear, creased tear on front panel; else clean and intact. Uncommon second novel by the author of The So Blue Marble and In a Lonely Place.

      [Bookseller: Saratoga Books LLC]
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        The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1940. First Edition, First Printing with matching dates of 1940 on copyright and title page, with no mention of subsequent printings. Lacking dust jacket. Exterior shows some light rubbing. Bumped corners. Marking to paste down, spot on front free end paper. Pages are clean. All in all a very beautiful copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Payne, Charles

      American Ballet Theatre 1940-1967: 1966 Edition Of The Souvenir Program. Rudolf Orthwine Corporation. 48 Pages. Program for the 1966 27th Annual United States/Canada Tour. All photographs by Jack Mitchell. Many pages are full page black/white photos of dancers./Softcover. NON SMOKING STORE. My listing includes PHOTO OF ACTUAL BOOK for sale. Book Interior FINE/ Covers Near Fine. Side Stapled. Book Never Opened or Very Gently Read. GIFT QUALITY. Most pages Coated stock with a small section of non-coated text pages. Covers are multi blue/red/purple/black background effect, lettering red, colour photo front. Covers and spine are flat, clean, bright, no rips, no bent corners, a few 1/4 inch horizontal spine creases due to flexing of book, front and back covers show minor rubbing from adjacent book on shelf, front cover has several tiny superficial scratch marks which do not break the paper and are not very visible, no edge wear. Inside of book is tight, clean, clear, bright, flat. . Vintage

      [Bookseller: WILLOWBAY BOOKS]
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        Where There?s A Will

      New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1940. First Edition. Ownership signature and ex-libris blind stamp on the front free endpaper; very good in a very good dust jacket with some small chips and a lightly faded spine.

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.]
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