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        The Long Winter

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1940. First Edition, First Printing, in a later state dust jacket. In Very Good condition. Cloth shows light edge wear at corners and spine ends. Light vertical line of wear to the center of the spine. The dust jacket shows light rubbing and light soiling. A very lovely copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Walt Disney’s Fantasia

      1940. first edition. What I Like Best In Fantasia"Inscribed by Walt Disney to Irene Kanelstein[[DISNEY, Walt]. TAYLOR, Deems. Walt Disney's Fantasia. With a Foreword by Leopold Stokowski. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940. First edition. Boldly inscribed by Walt Disney to Irene [Kanelstein] at the end of the Foreword "To Irene / With My / Best Wishes / Walt Disney / [flourish]". Folio (12 11/16 x 9 1/2 in; 322 x 242 mm). 157, [1] pp. Profusely illustrated in color and black and white, including sixteen tipped-in color plates. Publishers pale gray cloth, front cover and spine decoratively lettered in blue, red pictorial endpapers. Inner hinges a little shaken, small stain on front inner-hinge, some minor wear to spine tail, lower corners and board edges. Small stain on top corner edge of text block (not affecting pages). Original color pictorial dust-jacket with minor wear to spine extremities and edges. A very good copy of Fantasia in a very good dust jacket with very interesting inscription.Walt Disney inscribed several copies of Fantasia, almost always on the copyright page (verso of the title-page), but in this particular copy he has inscribed at the end of the Foreword, evidently to tie-in the text thereon which specifically mentions Bach, Beethoven and Stokowski with the text of Irene Kanelsteins winning letter."Boro Girl Wins Music Federation Essay Contest. For her interpretation and appreciation of the music in Walt Disney's "Fantasia," a 13 1/3 year-old Brooklyn junior high school student, Irene Kanelstein, of 104 Tapscott St., yesterday won first prize in the essay contest sponsored by the New York Federation of Music Clubs, in co-operation with the Music Teachers Association of the Public Schools. Mrs. Edmund H. Cahill, president of the Federation, presented the prize, an autographed Walt Disney drawing in color, valued at $300, at a special ceremony at the Broadway Theater. Miss Kanelstein is a student in the 9A at Arthur Somers Junior High School. The contest for the best essay on "What I Like Best in Fantasia" was a feature of National Music Week," and students in the city's junior high school took part. Liked Music Best. "What I like best in Fantasia was the music, "Miss Kanelstein wrote in her prize essay. "It wasn't like any ordinary concert. It was the music of the ever great Bach and Tchaikowsky, Dukas, Stravinsky, Beethoven, Ponchelli, Moussorgsky and Schubert, painted on canvas. Never before in my life have I heard of such a thing, and there I was, lost like a cloud in the blue heavens, amidst it all… Moussorgsky's malignant music was echoing death throughout 'Night on Bald Mountain', but still with the thought in mind of the work of three great men, Walt Disney, Leopold Stokowski and Moussorgsky put into this selection. I found 'Bald Mountain' the most fascinating on the program. The music reeked with Death; it howled shrieked and thundered Evil. I felt as if I was one of the devils, leaping through fire, and flying with skeletons until those demoniac creatures disappeared and I was once again one of the audience. Then as an angel flying gracefully through the air, covering all the evil that lay in "Bald Mountain," came Schubert's beautiful "Ave Maria" which sung of peace and hope and life, and left the sacred beauty of "Ave Maria" to linger in my mind forever. Music is a universal language and as long as we have such men as Leopold Stokowski to conduct the music, and Walt Disney to paint the music, the musical world will live forever." (The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 13th June, 1941).

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Oeuvres completes.

      Lausanne, Mermod, 1940-41; 1954 (Bd.21-23); 1956-59 (Lettres).. 20 Bde. u. Band 21-23 u. "Lettres 1900-1918; 1919-1947" in zus. 25 Bänden. 23x17 cm. Je ca. 300 S., seitlich unbeschnitten. Neuere Halbpergamentbände mit schönem Bezugspapier, grünes Rückenschild mit goldgepr. Rückentitel.. Exemplar I der ersten 50 römisch numerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe (Gesamt 1568 num.Ex.) auf "Papier Hollande van Gelder"fon (GA 1568 Ex.), die ersten 20 Bde. von Ramuz im Impressum voll signiert. - Die Ergänzungsbände und das Album in den franz. Tadelloses Exemplar der ersten Werkausgabe Ramuz. Komplett mit den später erschienenen 3 Ergänzungsbänden (Band 21-23). Dabei: 2 Bände "Lettres" erschienen 1956-1959 in der Editions Clairefontaine, Lausanne mit Texten von Ernest Ansermet, Adrien Body und Gonzague de Reynold (Lettres 1900-1918) und Editions "Les Chantres" mit Texten von Andre Chamson, Jean Marie Dynoyer und Gustave Roud (Lettres 1919-1947). - Schönes, dekoratives, einheitlich gebundenes Exemplar, praktisch unberührt.

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat Leonidas Sakellaridi]
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        Perfect Babe Ruth signature on a diploma to a youngster who attended Academy of Sport classes at the 1940 New York World?s Fair and intended ?to practice the ideals of Sportsmanship and Clean Competition??

      Document Signed ?Babe Ruth? as Instructor in Baseball and ?Christy Walsh? as Director of Sports ?" New York World?s Fair, one page, 11? x 8.5?. New York, October 16, 1940. Minor flaws at edges. Fine condition.The text is printed in black on a light background of the symbols of the 1939-1940 New York World?s Fair, the Trylon and the Perisphere, and the year ?1940.? In full, ?This is to Certify that / [name is not filled in] / attended instruction at the / Academy of Sport / New York World?s Fair / and he is hereby commended for his interest in Sport and his / intentions to practice the ideals of Sportsmanship and Clean / Competition as exemplified by the Baseball and / Football leaders who have instructed him.? Ruth has signed above ?Instructor in Baseball? and Walsh above ?Director of Sports ?" New York World?s Fair.? There is no signature above ?Instructor in Football.? The date ?October 16, 1940? is printed at the lower left. Christy Walsh was also Babe Ruth?s longtime agent.

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Batista, on his first day in office as President of Cuba, writes the President of Bolivia of his election

      Manuscript Letter of State Signed with his official signature ?F ByZ,? as President of Cuba and ?J.M. Cortina? as Foreign Minister, 1p, 10.25? x 14?. Presidential Palace, Havana, October 10, 1940. To General Enrique Peñaranda, President of Bolivia. Slight tears at right edge, two horizontal folds. Blind embossed Seal of the Republic of Cuba at lower center. Fine condition.In Spanish, not translated. On his first day in office, President Fulgencio Batista y Zaldivar writes to the President of Bolivia, General Enrique Peñaranda, that he has been elected President of Cuba for the four year term of office, from 1940-1944. Countersigned by José Manuel Cortina (1880-1970), Cuba?s Foreign Minister (1936-1937, 1940-1942).

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        The Works

      Cambridge: W. Heffer and Sons Limited,, [c.1940]. Pride and Prejudice; Sense and Sensibility; Northanger Abbey; Persuasion; Mansfield Park; Emma; Lady Susan and The Watsons. 7 volumes, octavo. Contemporary red quarter morocco, red cloth boards, titles to spines gilt, top edges gilt, red bound silk bookmarks. Spines evenly darkened, minor wear to corners, a few small scuff marks to occasionally slightly sunned boards, bookmarks of three volumes torn and loosely inserted. Short crack to top of front inner hinge of Mansfield Park. Otherwise an excellent set. Complete set of the Adelphi Edition of Austen's works. This edition was originally published by Martin Secker in 1930.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        PHYLON THE ATLANTA UNIVERSITY REVIEW OF RACE & CULTURE

      Atlanta, GA. First Quarter 1940 through Second Quarter 1954.. I:1-4; II:2-4; V:2; VI:1,2,4; VII:1,2; IX:1,3,4; X:3; XI:2,3; XII:1,2,4; XIII:1-4; XIV:1-4; and XV:2. Thirty-one issues (of fifty-eight in sequence). Large octavo. Printed wrappers. Occasional plates and photographs. Wrappers a bit frayed at overlap edges, frequent staple rust, five spines show surface erosion at toes, several spines darkened, two upper wrappers rather soiled, some foxing to occasional plates; but generally good to very good. Edited initially by W.E.B. Du Bois, W.S. Braithwaite, et al. A substantial, albeit broken, run of these early years of one of the most significant periodicals of its times focusing on the political, social and artistic issues relevant to African Americans, as well as Blacks throughout the world. Contributors include the editors, Dodson, Hughes, S. Brown, J.M. Brewer, A. Locke, W.G. Smith, R. Hayden, C. McKay, et al.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Security Analysis: Principles and Technique

      New York: McGraw-Hill, 1940. First Printing of the Second Edition in a very scarce dust jacket. The boards are Near Fine, with contents Fair, in a Very Good dust jacket. Cloth is well preserved, with a few faint scuffs, light wear to spine. The pages show sporadic spotting, and evidence of erased pencil markings throughout, with a few tears and imperfections. The dust jacket shows edge wear, chipping, soiling, and tanning, with light insect wear to spine and rear panel; stray pencil mark to rear panel. Presents well. Extremely scarce in original dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Horton Hatches the Egg

      Random House, 1940. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. New York: Random House, 1940: Signed. Printing unstated, therefore not a first printing. In dust jacket with price intact. Signed by Dr. Seuss on the verso of the front free end paper, inscribed to a previous owner. In Very Good condition. Pages show light signs of handle and offsetting from print. Boards are lightly soiled and lightly worn at the corners. The dust jacket shows light chipping and edge wear, chipping to spine ends, light soiling and wear along the folds. A lovely copy. Signed.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        A STUDY OF THE CHINESE PAINTINGS IN COLLECTION OF ADA SMALL MOORE.

      Oxfort University Press, London, New York and Toronto, 1940FIRST EDITION, 1940. Folio, approximately 395 x 300 mm, 15½ x 12 inches, 56 plates, 5 in colour, 9 large folding plates, pages: xvi, 1 - 279, no supplement present, published a year later, original publisher's green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, gilt chinese letters to upper cover. Binding rubbed, small pale stain to head and tail of spine, covers and spine darkened, shelf wear to edges, 3 large folding plates have fold strengthened on blank side, a few folds have strip of pale browning on the blank side, occasional finger marks and small black marks, 1 large folding plate has pale stain to bottom margin, nowhere near the image, otherwise a good copy in probably a made up dustjacket using remains of original jacket. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Happy Valley: History and Genealogy

      Chapel Hill, NC: Self published, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine Condition No Dust Jacket/History. Primarily concerned with Wilkes, Caldwell, and Yankin. Includes frontispiece illustration of General Wm. Lenoir and B&W photo of General James Byron Gordon. Gray cloth hard bound with bright gilt lettering on front board and spine. Includes Photos, charts throughout and Index. A close to pristine copy. Corners are slightly rubbed and bumped. No dust jacket. Size: 7" x 9 1/4". 244 pp. No marks. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Previous owner's inscription in ink, neat, "To Betty and Bob James, with the author's Compliments.". All edges are clean. Not Ex-Library. All books offered from DSB are stocked at our store in Fayetteville, AR. Category: History; Genealogy & Local History. Inventory No: 028776.

      [Bookseller: Dickson Street Bookshop]
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        Presidential ANS on a card imprinted <I>?A Merry Christmas from The President and Mrs. Roosevelt?</I> which accompanied his 1940 Christmas gift to his mistress?s assistant: <I>?Love from FDR ... If not the right size we can change it?</I> ? the words <I>?and Mrs. Roosevelt?</I> have been crossed out

      Thought provoking ANS ?FDR? as President, two pages, 3? x 4?, both sides of a printed card. [Washington], Christmas 1940. With original unaddressed 4? x 3? mint envelope with the presidential seal in gilt on the back flap. Very fine condition.On a card depicting a rural snow scene at top center, and the centered printed words ?Christmas / 1940 / a Merry Christmas / from / the President / and Mrs. Roosevelt,? President Roosevelt has penned ?Grace - / Love from FDR (over).? Curiously, the words ?and Mrs. Roosevelt? have been crossed out, ostensibly by the President. On verso, he?s added ?If not the right / size we can change / it before we / have it marked.?From ?The History of Christmas at the White House (1789-2009)? at the44diaries.wordpress.com: ?[For Christmas 1940] FDR?s secretary ordered over 200 Scottish terrier key chains from Hammacher Schlemmer. The key chains were very near and dear to the Roosevelts, as the gifts immortalized their own belo

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        Memoires de Fanny Hill. Traduit de L'Anglais par Isidore Liseux.

      Bruxelles, ohne weitere Angaben [um 1940].. 2 Bände. 8°. 118 S., 126 S. und 10 kolorierte Lithographien auf Tafeln. Orig.- Interimsbroschure mit Deckeltitel im Schuber.. Eins von 200 numerierten Exemplaren auf unbeschnittenem Bütten (Gesamt 550). Illustriert mit 10 kolorierten erotisch-pornografischen Lithographien; der Künstler wird nicht genannt; es handelt sich um P.-E. Becat. Die erste Ausgabe der Liseux'schen Übersetzung erschien 1887 u. erlebte zahlreiche Nachdrucke. Dies ist die einzige von Becat illustrierte, sie war nicht im Handel. Schuber berieben, Kanten beschabt, etwas fleckig. Buchblock gelockert, vereinzelt minimal fleckig. Gutes Exemplar dieses raren Werks. Nicht bei Pia. Dutel 1960. Drouot, Imp. Biblio. 50. -------- [Becat.] Cleland, John. Memoires de Fanny Hill. Traduit de L'Anglais par Isidore Liseux. 2 volumes. Bruxelles [i.e. Paris], sans editeur, sans date [vers 1948.] In-8°. 118 pp., 126 pp. et 10 lithographies en couleur. Brochure d'editeur, etui. Un des 200 exemplaires numerotes sur papier a la forme, non rogne (au total 550). Illustre avec 10 lithographies tres libres. L'artiste, non mentionne, est P.-E. Becat. L'edition originale de cette traduction par Liseux parut en 1887 ; elle a ete reimprimee plusieurs fois. Celle-ci est la seule edition illustree par Becat ; elle ne fut pas dans le commerce. Etui frotte, bords cognes, un peu sale. A l'interieure, quelques taches sporadiques. Bon exemplaire de cette oeuvre rare. Manque a Pia. Dutel 1960. Drouot, Imp. Biblio. 50. ----------------- English description available on request.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ars Amandi]
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        Men in Print. Essays in Literary Criticism

      London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1940 - First Edition, No. 34 of 500 copies. 4to. Introduction by A.W. Lawrence. 59, [1] pp. Original quarter blue Niger morocco and cream linen by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Spine sunned, else fine in thin board slipcase [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Farewell, My Lovely

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1940 - Pale orange cloth binding with blue title and decoration, clean and tight, 275 pages, top edge tinted blue, slight rubbing at corners; jacket is clean, small open edge tears, damage along jacket spine edge, has printed price of $2.00 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dunbar Old Books]
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        PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

      Limited Editions Club, Boston 1940 - Octavo (5-7/8" x 9-1/8") bound in full embossed brown sheepskin leather. Designed and printed by D. B. Updike at The Merrymount Press. Preface by Frank Swinnerton. Illustrated with line drawings by Helen Sewell. Copy #509 of 1500 SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. Mild rubbing to spine tips. Close to Fine in a close to Fine slipcase [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Histoire de l'urbanisme. Vol. I: Antiquite et Moyen Age. Paris, Henri Laurens, 1926. (8), 520 p., 32 planches hors-texte. Vol. II: Renaissance et temps modernes. Paris, Henri Laurens, 1941. 504 p. 32 planches hors-texte. Vol. III: Epoque contemporaine. Paris, Henri Laurens, 1952. 446, (1) p., 48 planches hors-texte

      . 3 volumes in-4, demi-toile bordeaux, titres et filets dores, couvertures conservees (dos leg. piques), nombreuses illustrations hors-texte et figures dans le texte. Edition originale des trois volumes parus sur ving six annees, ensemble complet, abondamment illustre, de l'un des travaux fondateurs dans l'histoire de l'urbanisme qui demeure une source fondamentale sur le sujet. Le troisieme volume concerne l'urbanisme au XIXe et dans la premiere moitie du XXe (jusqu'en 1940). Tres bon exemplaire, bien relie..

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        LES FLEURS DU MAL and FLOWERS OF EVIL

      Limited Editions Club, Paris 1940 - Two volumes, one in the original French (7" x 9") bound in light blue wraps with glassine wrapper and the other with English translations by various hands (6-3/4" x 11- 1/2") bound in full burgundy cloth with gilt lettering. The definitive edition of the original French text with illustrations by Auguste Rodin reproduced from the copy of the book Rodin illustrated for Paul Gallimard. The English edition printed at the Fanfare Press. Edited, with an introduction and notes, by James Laver. Illustrated with 24 drawings by Jacob Epstein printed from the lithographic stone by Mourlot in Paris. Each volume is copy #509 of 1500 numbered but unsigned copies. The French volume was delayed seven years in shipment because of World War II with members not receiving the book until 1947. Included with this set is George Macy's SIGNED letter to subscribers explaining how the books were stored under great hazard during the Nazi occupation and could not be shipped until the war in Europe had concluded. Each volume is Fine with the English volume in a Fine slipcase [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        FAREWELL, MY LOVELY

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. First edition. Regarded as Chandler&#39;s finest work, this novel has private eye Philip Marlowe dealing with the Los Angeles gambling circuit, a murder he stumbles upon, and three very beautiful but potentially deadly women. Octavo. Original light red cloth binding, with blue stamping. Two ink stamps ("York Center Co-op Library") and an unsigned, but later bookplate to the front endpaper. The contents and the binding are otherwise quite clean. The dust jacket is a bit browned, more so along the spine, with a bit of wear and mild chipping to the corners and tips; else very good. Bruccoli A2.1.a..

      [Bookseller: The Book Shop, LLC]
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        A Letter By John Steinbeck to the Friends of Democracy

      Stamford, Overbrook Press, 1940, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. One of 350 hardcover copies (issued after a one-sheet, four-page "throw-away"), it includes an exchange of letters between Steinbeck and L. M. Birkhead about Steinbeck&#39;s ancestry and whether Steinbeck was Jewish and whether The Grapes of Wrath was Jewish propaganda, Goldstone & Payne A13b, Morrow 134, a very scarce book, seldom seen and seldom offered for sale, especially scarce with its original glassine dust jacket fully intact, this is a most interesting copy with several letters and notes tipped in, affixed to the front endpaper is an autographed letter signed by Margaret B. Evans of The Overbrook Press dated Dec. 3, 1940 to Miss Kate R. Firestone, secretary of the San Francisco Anti-Defamation Committee, on behalf of Arthur Altschul, publisher of The Overbrook Press, which indicates that his "little book" was privately printed and that no copies were for sale, however, "Mr. Altschul has asked me to send a copy to Mr. (Nat) Schmulowitz with his compliments," affixed to the front free endpaper is a copy of a letter from Schmulowitz to Altschul thanking him for the book, affixed to the rear free endpaper is a Nov. 7, 1940 note from Schmulowitz to himself regarding Altchul&#39;s book and about a tear sheet from San Francisco Chronicle literary editor Joseph Henry Jackson, Jackson had earlier written a column regarding the exchange of letters between Steinbeck and L. M. Birkhead, the committee then copied that letter and joined it with Schmulowitz&#39;s note to himself. Offsetting from where the letters and notes have been glued or taped, else a very good copy in the very scarce and very fragile dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: James M. Dourgarian, Bookman]
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        Old Possum&#39;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&#39;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 .

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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

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        THE TREASURE HUNTERS

      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]

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        SAINT TAKES OVER, THE (1940)

      RKO 1940 - Vintage original 27 x 41" (68 x 102 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. George Sanders, Wendy Barrie, Jonathan Hale, Paul Guilfoyle, dir: Jack Hively; RKO. Traveling from London to New York and playing a modern day Robin Hood in order to help a friend who has been framed by the mob, The Saint runs into a series of murders. This was the fifth in the film series based on Leslie Charteris' character, though the story was an original one by Lynn Root and Frank Fenton. Folded, there are some fold repairs, VERY GOOD.

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        NINE LIVES ARE NOT ENOUGH

      New York: Sheridan House Publishers, [1940]., 1940. First edition. Fine in dust jacket with light wear to the spine ends and corners. Johnny O&#39;Sullivan works for the Daily News and one night he&#39;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.

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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: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm_Petersen_%28Maler%29 , http://www.wilhelm-petersen.de/ e

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        The Yearling

      NY:: Scribner&#39;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]

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        PIERRE LE ROY ET LA CHRONOMETRIE

      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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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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        HIGH SIERRA - ADVANCE COPY

      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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        PRAY SILENCE

      Hodder & Stoughton Limited, [1940]., 1940. First edition. Author&#39;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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