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        Typed Letter, Signed ("Igor Strawinsky"), dated 1 May, 1940, on Harvard letterhead, to Dickson Ash of John C. Winston Co., acknowledging receipt of the Donald E. Cooke illustrated "Firebird" published by the firm

      Cambridge, 1940. One page, typewritten, signed in black ink. 1 vols. 4to. Old folds. Fine, with original typed mailing envelope (typed name "Igor Strawinsky" above printed return address). One page, typewritten, signed in black ink. 1 vols. 4to. Stravinsky at Harvard, on the "Firebird" "Stravinsky began his stay in the United States at Harvard University, delivering six Charles Eliot Norton lectures on musical poetics during the 1939-1940 academic year" (ADNB). In this brief formal letter, Stravinsky acknowledges receipt of an edition of the Russian legend retold and illustrated by Donald E. Cooke. It was Stravinsky's 1910 score of The Firebird for the Ballets Russes that first brought him international notice. The New York Times obituary of Stravinsky, published on 6 April 1971, noted "He also was not pleased that 'The Firebird' remained his most popular composition." Uncommon document from early in Stravinsky's residence in the U.S., when he still spelt his surname with "w" in his signature and return address.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Green Mask #1 comic book 1940-Fox-LOU FINE-First issue-Rare

      Fox 1940 - First issue, pre WWII. LOU FINE cover. Origin story from MYSTERY MEN comics. Tape on edges of cover, cover loose. Water stains around edges of book. Complete, no restoration. Condition: G

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        Verve: Volume 2, Issues 5-6,7,8

      Verve, Paris 1940 - First edition. Folio wrappers. Three volume set in slipcase. Good only with chipped spines, owner's name penned on slipcase in good only slipcase with stains and edges worn. Many color plates tipped in. The eighth issue, which was published just before the fall of Paris, is particularly uncommon due to war. More than half the copies normally sent to United States were lost. Contains, lithographs, drawings, and paintings by Matis, Bonnard, Rouault. Les Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry Calendar. Brassai, Bronte, Goya, Bonnard, and others. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Photo Album]: U.S. Army beginning in 1940 including Hawaii and Fiji

      Alabama, Georgia, Hawaii, Fiji 1940 - Oblong folio. Measuring 11" x 15". String-tied white leather over paper boards with stamped decorations and "Photographs" stamped on the front cover. Contains 586 sepia-toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1" x 1.5" and 8" x 10", some with captions. Album is very good with short tears, some detached pages, and rubbing with near fine photographs.A photo album kept by an American soldier during World War II. The album begins in 1940 roughly a year before the United States officially joined the war effort. His training took place at Fort McClellan, Alabama and Fort Benning, Georgia. A small section of photos shows rows of tents and soldiers walking the grounds. Photos show the men practicing marching, standing at attention, and holding rifles. A page of ten photographs shows the Christmas celebration in 1940 at Fort McClellan with photos of long tables set out with food, decorations, and family and friends visiting the troops. The men are also seen digging trenches and fortifying them with plywood. A final section from training shows the men with a number of armored tanks.After training, the complier was sent to Hawaii in 1941 where most of the album takes place. Hawaii became central to the United States' war effort in the Pacific hosting hundreds of thousands of servicemen as they moved through on their way to and from battle. These photos show the men in their barracks as well as the sights of Hawaii including surfing, fishing, and the beautiful landscape. The people of Hawaii are also present throughout the album captured at events such as hula dancing and rodeo. The soldiers are seen posing with the hula, and numerous photos show the Hawaiian rodeo with photos of roped cattle and men on horseback. The solidiers are also shown in uniform hiking the rock faces and hills of the coast, on the beaches, in small boats, and holding birds, including a small owl and some sea fowl. 18 photo strips of the men are included showing them in group shots, candids, and portraits depicting their time on base. There are also some commercial images and postcards from the island featuring a volcano erupting, grass huts, and Malua Bridge and Tunnel. The final pages, after a break in the album, contain 79 commercial images from Fiji. It appears the soldier was shipped there from Hawaii and collected these as souvenirs. They show the native people of the island and landscape with printed captioned such as "spearing fish" and "Fijian ladies." After hearing that the Japanese had planned to use the island, US troops occupied it first and used the Fiji Islands as a staging area. Thousands of Fijians volunteered to help with the war effort by fighting and allowing the use of their land.An extensive collection of photographs detailing a soldier in Hawaii in World War II.

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        RKO Radio Pictures 1940-1941

      RKO, [Hollywood] 1940 - Folio (14 1/2 x 12"). Unpaginated. Original spiral bound brown comb leatherette with pictorial paste-down and debossed lettering on cover. Beveled edges. Illustrated endpapers. Handsome production of the RKO annual with President George J. Schaefer's introduction stressing the unwritten law of theater "The Show Must Go On" in view of the outbreak of the war in Europe. This promotional publication was commissioned by the studio for distribution to exhibitors, featuring recent and future film projects including Orson Welles' "John Citizen, USA", the working title and first advertisement for the film "Citizen Kane," Carole Lombard and Charles Laughton in "The Other Man," Ginger Rogers in "Kitty Foyle," Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in "Too Many Girls," "Three Girls and a Gob" with Maureen O'Hara which had become the vehicle for Lucille Ball, 18 Walt Disney Single Reel Features, 13 documentaries of the film series "March of Time," and various other productions. Beautifully illustrated throughout with mostly full page duo tone reproductions of film stills and artwork. Includes two large die-cut-color images of the actual books for the literary adaptations "Sister Carrie" and "Kitty Foyle." Some rubbing to corners, and at head and tail of spine. Binding in overall good+, interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Die Ehrenzeichen des Deutschen Reiches

      Berlin, Verlag Uniformen-Markt O. Dietrich, 1940, Ganzleineneinband, 560 Seiten, 32 Tafeln, Einband leicht berieben, Tafeln teilweise locker, Zustand 2- (T1590) (T1590)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht - Preis inkl. MwSt.]
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        掌中朝鮮全圖. [Shōchū Chōsen Zenzu]. The New Minutiae Pocket Atlas of Tyosen.

      Tokyo (東京): 伊林書店.. Revised 15th Edition.. 昭和15 [1940].. 9 colour folding maps, closed tear one map, boards a little worn with minor loss at corners and head and tail of spine. 14.5 x 8.5cm. A nice copy. .

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom]
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        Where There's a Will

      New York: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition, first printing. Red cloth binding stamped in black, in dust jacket. Very Good with tape ghosts to front and rear free end papers, paper remnant to rear paste down (institutional?), cloth lightly worn at tips. In a Good dust jacket. Tape to front and rear panels and flaps, some of which is still tacky. Chipped at edges, and with a fragile at folds. Light sunning. Despite its flaws, the jacket presents well in Mylar.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Original Hungarian Pin-up Girl Sketchbook

      [Budapest, 1940. Near Fine. Oblong stapled self-wrappers. Light stain on front wrap, near fine. Fourteen erotic pin-up pencil drawings by Imre Sebok and Gyorgy Szanto. Six images by Sebok, and eight by Szanto, each signed by the artists, several of them captioned. Created around 1940. Sebok (1906--1980) was a Hungarian painter, graphic artist, book illustrator, and one of the first acknowledged Hungarian comic artists. Beautifully drawn pin-up girls.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        12311 - (Feldpost-Nummer der 3. Kompanie Aufklärungs-Abteilung V-Division, später SS-Division Reich)

      ohne Ort (Ellwangen), Selbstverlag, ohne Jahr (1940), Ganzleineneinband, Großformat, ohne Seitenangabe, mit Abbildungen, Faltkarte im Anhang, Liste ausgezeichneter Personen, Einband leicht fleckig, Zustand 2 (NG18) (Ellwangen)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht - Preis inkl. MwSt.]
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        FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1940. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+ in a Very Good dust jacket. First Edition. Includes Scribner "A" to copyright page. $2.75 price stated to dust jacket. 1st issue does not have a photo credit under the photograph of Hemingway. Toning to pages. Chps to crown and heel. Creasing to upper rear panel. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Farewell My Lovely

      New York: Alfred Knopf, 1940 Hardcover. First edition. Near fine in very good dustjacket, completely unrestored, clean, tight and unmarked. The author's second book, basis for the 1944 film *Murder, My Sweet* directed by Edward Dmytryk, with Dick Powell as Philip Marlowe.

      [Bookseller: Terry Sparks]
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        Die Tobis Grossproduktion 1940/41

      Tobis, Berlin 1940 - Oblong Large Octavo. 36pp. incl. wraps. Original three color stapled white wraps with stylized black and red lettering on cover. Impressive three color production introducing 34 major films by the Tobis film studio in 1940/41 featuring the mega-stars of the business. Each page is designed impressively in artistic and/or photographic fashion. The films presented here are Ohm Krüger, staring Emil Jannings, Bismarck, staring Lil Dagover, Titanic, staring Karl Ludwig Diehl, Kopf hoch Johannes ,directed by Victor de Kowa, Tiefland, starring and directed by Leni Riefenstahl, Der Meineidbauer, directed by Franz Seitz, Der große König, directed by Veit Harlan, Friedrich Schiller, staring Heinrich George and Lil Dagover, the Veit Harlan film Agnes Bernauer, staring Kristina Söderbaum, among others. Some of the movies were not yet cast at the time of publication. Extraordinary publication with outstanding graphics in poster style. Back cover with listing of documentaries by Tobis. Text in German. Light wear along edges of covers, small bump and creasing at upper right corner; covers lightly rubbed. Tobis Filmkunst stamp in upper right corner of cover and some foxing along upper right half and foredge of front cover. Few small silver sprinkles on black lettering of cover. Back cover with small closed tear in upper middle, and minor stains in lower right corner. Light bump of upper right corner of block. Wraps in overall good-, interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Coronado's Children / Lost Mines and Buried Treasures of the Southwest (SIGNED TO WESTERN ARTIST ED SMYTH)

      Grosset & Dunlap, New York 1940 - Dated "Austin, Tx / 7 November 1961," inscribed to Western artist Wm. Edward "Ed" Smyth (1916-1996), and signed to the blank FFE "Frank Dobie." (Smyth had already signed his own name and dated "October 1951" to top corner of page -- he'd evidently owned this book for a decade before Dobie signed it.)1930 copyright date is latest date showing but this is a later, G&D reprint. (Our 1940 publication date is an estimate based on other Grosset & Dunlap titles advertised here, combined with the fact this copy is printed on decent quality, "pre-war" paper.) Dust jacket -- which lists eight Will James titles through "Smoky" to rear panel -- chipped to corners. 367 pp. including notes & glossary. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Expectant Author: author's typescript, with ink corrections, by "Sparse Grey Hackle"

      n.p., 1940. Together with a covering letter to angling collector Wendle L. "Tom" Collins. 1 vols. 13 pp., 11 x 8-1/2 inches. Old folds, slight discoloration to the covering letter, else fine. Together with a covering letter to angling collector Wendle L. "Tom" Collins. 1 vols. 13 pp., 11 x 8-1/2 inches. "Sparse" on Getting Published. A delightful essay beginning, "I am qualified to advise expectant authors for the same reason that spinsters are qualified to advise expectant mothers--objective observation is more educational that [sic] emotional participation". Miller goes on to advise the fledgling author ("Don't take seriously anything that an editor says unless he encloses a check", "…almost any fishing book will sell 1,500 copies virtually regardless of its price or merit, just by being in existence"), the advice is good, the style irrepressible. Collins had mentioned sending it to Jim Payne, for inclusion in one of the Payne Rod Company catalogues, and in his covering letter Miller is not enthusiastic: "It is just a Payne in the ass to me".

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        YUKON FLIGHT-JAMES NEWILL-27X41-ORIG POSTER-1940 VG

      1940 - James Newill-Warren Hull-Louise Stanley 27x41 One Sheet Poster. Stone Litho Morgan Litho Co. Linen backed original movie poster Renfrew of the Royal Mounted-RCMP- Colorful Action scene. Theatrical release poster. NOT A VIDEO RELEASE, OR REPRINT! Excellent item for display. This Is original and was produced to be used for theater display and promotion. Don't miss out on this one! Condition is C6 . Folded, slight soiling, fading & stains, tape repair, frayed border & minor creases on fold lines. Check the Image! Poster held up w/magnets in photo NOT pushpins. Condition: VG

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        Chambre de Hotel

      Librairie Artheme Fayard, Paris 1940 - First edition. Unopened and untrimmed. Bound in contemporary half calf and marbled paper covered boards with front wrap bound in. Modest rubbing and a trifle foxed in the text, near fine. Copy XXXIX (39) of LX (60) on velin azure de Voiron paper. Inscribed by the author using much of the half-title: "Pour un a tres chere Alice, un certain bleu ciel, anemique et sentimental, n'd-t-il pas toujours ete un saveur dans les Chambres de Hotel, de bon tou? Mais le tendre amitie que je vous porte est meilleur teint, et resiste a l'usage, et ne raint in le chaud l'humidite! Colette" Which translates to something like: "For a very dear Alice, a blue sky, anemic and sentimental, has not the flavor in Chambers Hotel been good always? But the tender friendship I have for you is in better complexion, and resists wear, and resists the moist heat! Colette". The recipient was likely Colette's old friend Alice Benard-Fleury of Toulon, with whom she corresponded during the War years. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Schneebedeckte Alpengipfel im Abendlicht. Ölgemälde auf Platte, signiert.

      Bildmaß: 33 x 43 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 45,5 x 55 cm ). Links unten mit * O.Neutschmann * signiert, undatiert ( ca. um 1940 ). Verso mit altem Aufkleber der *Galerie Commeter, Hamburg *. Das Bild leicht fleckig, der Rahmen bestoßen, ansonsten guter Zustand. ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        The Power and the Glory

      London: William Heinemann, 1940. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. Third printing, April 1940, as stated on the copyright page, in the second-issue light-blue cloth binding. The first and second printings were issued in March 1940 in slightly taller yellow cloth bindings. First-issue/first-state dust jacket originally only issued with the first printing with Hugh Walpole quote at top of front flap and publisher's original "8s.3d." price at bottom edge of front flap, but trimmed at the bottom edge to fit the slightly shorter third-printing binding. 280 pages. VERY GOOD book in VERY GOOD dust jacket. Book is clean, tight and square with strong, sound hinges and very little wear. No staining or bumping Sun-fading to the spine and edges of the boards. Pages are clean and unmarked and close to flawless except for general age-toning and pages open wide somewhat exposing the inner threading toward the center of the text block but with no looseness. No previous owner signature or other markings. Dust jacket is generally bright and clean with light wear and slight creasing to the top and bottom edges, including a few closed tears along the top edge. Just slight sun-toning to the spine and age-toning to the white panels. Jacket is protected in an archival mylar cover..

      [Bookseller: Odysseus Books]
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        [1] Alle de werken van Flavius Josephus. Amsterdam, M. Schagen, 1732. [2+3] Jacob Basnage, Vervolg op Flavius Josephus of Algemene historie der Joodsche naatsie. 2 delen, Amsterdam, Onder de Linden, Delft, Boitet, 1726-1727.

      Folio, gebonden in drie geheel leren banden met rugversiering, (28)+790+(26)+106+(18)+(42)+1940 pag. Royaal geillustreerd door J. en K. Luyken. Zeer fraaie en complete set. B1594.

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        Five American Immortals

      Worcester: Achille J. St. Onge, 1940. 50pp. One of 475 copies printed by D. B. Updike at the Merrymount Press, this copy inscribed by St. Onge. Illustrated with original uncancelled postage stamps featuring portraits of the five poets under consideration in Auslander's text: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell, James Whitcomb Riley, Walt Whitman, and John Greenleaf Whittier. The stamps were issued as part of the Famous American Series of Postage Stamps. This is the third book produced by St. Onge and is one of only two titles published in an edition numbering under 500 copies. A fine, bright copy in gilt decorated blue cloth. A.e.g. (Massmann 3; Bradbury, p. 252). (3 1/8 by 2 1/16; 80x55mm).

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        The Mammals of China and Mongolia (In Its 2 Dustjacketed Volumes)

      New York: The American Museum of Natural History, 1940. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good +. The 1938 and 1940 1st editions of this magnificent study of the mammals of China and Mongolia, issued by The American Museum of Natural History and complete in 2 volumes. Both volumes tight and Near Fine in crisp, price-clipped, VG+ examples of the uncommon dustjackets, with light creasing --and a bit of very light chipping-- along the spine ends and the panel edges. Still though, very presentable and well-preserved, and internally, clean as could be, with no writing or markings of any kind. Thick, uniform quartos. "With 22 Distribution Maps and 1 other Illustration in the Text and with 9 Plates" in Part 1; and "With 41 Distribution Maps and 11 other Illustrations in the Text and with 11 Plates" in Part 2. Also includes the publisher's original "Publication Note" laid-into Part 1, which justifies the need for a Part 2. The set constitutes Vol. XI of the Museum's wonderful "Natural History of Central Asia" series, which was based on the finds from 3 separate expeditions into China and Mongolia. each overseen and led by the formidable Roy Chapman Andrews.

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        Adamo ed Eva nel Paradiso Terreste. Il ratto d'Europa.

      1940. Legno originale per xilografia, inciso su due lati, in pero di testa, di cm. 21 x 25. Firma in basso.

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        LA VECCHIEZZA CATO MAIOR DE SENECTUTE

      Carlo Signorelli, MILANO 1940 - BIBLIOTECA DI LETTERTURA ITALIANO Versione ed introduzione di Emilio De Benedetti, pagine ingiallite ai bordi, con fioritura ed alcune gore, brossura editoriale morbida, con titoli rossi e neri al piatto in cornice riccamente illustrata in tema floreale, ingiallita, con fioritura e strappi al dorsetto ed al piatto

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        Avon Reprints

      Avon Old Farms Press, (Avon, Connecticut) 1940 - First edition. Quarter cloth and paper over boards with printed label on front board. A trifle soiled, very near fine. A presentation copy from the proprietor of the school: "For Mr. & Mrs. DeWitt Wallace with appreciation from Theodate Pope Riddle." The Wallace's were publishers, philanthropists, and founders of the *Reader's Digest.* An anthology of articles from various sources including William Allen White, Harry Emerson Fosdick, "The Yellow Man's Burden" by Matsumoto, Archibald Rutledge, Nicholas Murray Butler, etc., as well as the inclusion of the oft-reprinted "A Message to Garcia," written by Elbert Hubbard, a fellow passenger of Pope's on the Lusitania, and who was one of the more than a thousand casualties.One of the most fascinating survivors of the Lusitania disaster was an Ohio-born, middle-aged American female self-taught architect named Theodate Pope (later Riddle) who was with a friend on her way to England for a Spiritualist conference. The Lusitania sank in 18 minutes and the crew was unable to stop the ship because the steering mechanism was jammed, thus very few boats were launched and most survivors went into the water including Theodate Pope. Her maid, and her traveling companion, Edwin Friend, were both lost in the sinking but Pope managed to survive several hours in the water, although for much of that time she was unconscious. She later published her own very vivid account of the sinking in small editions - we've searched and never found either in over thirty years.Attending Miss Porter's School for Young Ladies in Farmington, Connecticut, she became enamored of this city's architecture. Despite being self-taught she received several important commissions, mostly for schools and private residences including Hop Brook School and Highfield (now Highfield Golf course) in Middlebury, Connecticut. Perhaps her proudest achievement was the founding of the Avon School in Connecticut, and aside from a hiatus during World War II when it served as a convalescent center for blind veterans, is still going strong today, nearly 70 years after her death. She also designed the buildings around the school, and is considered one of the first important women architects in America. More information is available about her at the website of the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame. She was inducted into the hall of fame in 1994. This is the first signed copy of any book by her that we've seen. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Compendio de Sociologia segun Vilfredo Pareto

      Traduccion, authorizada por el auteur, del Lic. Carlos A. Echanove Trujillo, 1 vol. in-8 reliure demi-basane bordeaux, Ediciones Andres Botas, Mexico, 1940, 190 pp. Scarce. Good copy (très bon état) coming from the author's library. Le professeur Georges-H. Bousquet (Docteur en droit en 1923 avec une thèse sur "L'évolution sociale en Hollande 1914-1922"), économiste de l'école de Pareto et Schumpeter, mais également islamisant de l'école de Goldziher et Snouck-Hugronje, professeur aux facultés d'Alger puis de Bordeaux. Espagnol

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        Eggs, Beans and Crumpets.

      London: Herbert Jenkins Limited,, 1940. Octavo. Original orange cloth, spine lettered in black. With the dust jacket. Spine ends gently bumped, slight fading at heel of spine, some small closed tears and shallow chips to dust jacket. A very good copy. First edition (preceding the US edition by three weeks and with different contents), first impression, of this collection of short stories. This is the first issue jacket as it is priced 7'6 on the spine panel.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        [Photo Album]: Jewish Woman's Family Album

      [Circa 1940-1950s]. Oblong quarto. Measuring 8.5" x 11". String-tied tan cloth with blue flowers over stiff paper boards. Contains 133 black and white or sepia-toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 2.5" x 2.5" and 4" x 6", without captions. Near fine album with some spotting and edgewear with fine photographs,A photo album kept by a young Jewish-American woman in the 1940s and 1950s. The photos are a collection of events throughout her life including family vacations, weddings, and dinner parties. The album opens with the woman and her friends on a ski trip with images of them posing on skis and in their snow suits smiling on the mountain. These are followed by portraits of her family and friends with a group photo of people at a cocktail party. Later in the album there are photos of a co-ed, possibly religiously affiliated, scouting troop, including a hand-colored group photo. There is one photo of young girls in scout uniforms posed as a human menorah. Another shows a religious ceremony inside a synagogue. The album continues with portraits of friends and families, wedding photos, and candids. The album ends with a cute photo of three women posing together on a couch.An nice collection of vernacular photography compiled by a young woman. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Photo Album]: 1940s Snapshots Wisconsin

      De Pere, Wisconsin / Michigan 1940 - Quarto album. Measuring 11" x 9". A collection of 231 black and white or sepia toned photographs, some with hand tinting, affixed to stiff black paper measuring between 3.5" x 3.5" to 8" x 10" with captions. The album is very good minus, with detached pages, containing near fine or better photographs. A photo album compiled by Margie Lambent from De Pere, Wisconsin during the 1940s. Lambent spent her senior year of high school as a drum majorette for her high school's marching band, seen here in multiple photos in her uniform twirling a baton as well as one photo of her leading the band in a parade. From there the album depicts Lambent and her girlfriends posing in goofy snapshots with captions like "drunks" and "oh me oh my." The group vacationed in Michigan, going to Great Lake beaches and Iron Mountain ski jump. There are also a few hand tinted photos, one of a girl on a beach, and some from various formal dances they attended. One section shows a vacation to Lake of Lakes, Wisconsin with images of the girls goofing off, a man dressed in Native American dress, and a caption which read, "heap big Injun gal." Throughout the decade the group of girls was involved in numerous best friend activities, costume parties, vacations, as well as participating in weddings, and graduating school with photos of the women in their cap and gowns. An interesting look at the lives of young Mid-Western women during the 1940s. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Shanghai. Photographed and Depicted by Ellen Thorbecke with Sketches by Schiff

      North China Daily News and Herald, Shanghai - 83 pgs. Bibliography. No date: circa 1940's. Text & photos by the author. Colour sketches by Austrian illustrator Friedrich Schiff. A scarce and charming travel guide & portrait of a great city in the 1940's, with playful imagery and colourful layout. Expect just a hint of age toning around the edges of some of the pages. Illustrated endpapers are also a little age toned. Double page map has a little personal script from previous owner. (see photo) Light bumping to corners and spine ends. Small chips, creasing & light edgewear to dust jacket and paper loss to pant legs of the man in the rickshaw on the front cover (photo) A very respectable copy overall. Other photos available. Inquiries welcome. Priority shipping recommended. Size: Small 4to [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dale Cournoyer Books]
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        New Map of Shanghai.

      

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        Typed Letter Signed to John S. Royal, Vice Pres. of NBC in New York. (1894-1972, King of Great Britain, Later the Duke of Windsor)

      1940 - saying that he was "very pleased to get your cable and your offer to help at any time I was on this side of the Atlantic. I am therefore writing to let you know that Captain Vyvyan Drury, one of my A.D.Cs., is now in New York and I would greatly appreciate your giving him the opportunity of discussing certain projects with you.", he then talks about Fred Bate, who he has not heard from but hopes "he and Gebe and the children are safe in Great Britain and not having too grim a time .", 1 side 8vo., Government House headed paper, Bahamas, 28th September

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        And Then There Were None.

      New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1940 - Octavo. Contemporary black cloth by Ward, titles and illustrations to spine in white and orange, top edge orange. Spine gently rolled and faded, light marks to boards, light toning to edges; an excellent copy. Advance copy of the first US edition. Originally published in the UK in the previous year, Christie noted that writing the book took, "a tremendous amount of planning". Advanced copies of this work were issued in this alternate binding, the trade issue was instead bound in grey cloth without the design to the spine. Alternate bindings such as this are scarce. Wagstaff & Poole p. 160. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Journal de voyage en Amérique et d'un séjour à Philadelphie, 1 octobre 1794 - 18 avril 1795

      Paris, Librairie Clavreuil, 1940, , grand in-8 de front, 157 pp., (1 f.) et six planches, broché, couverture imprimée, Première édition avec une introduction et des notes de Jean Marchand. Bel exemplaire, non coupé

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        A Tettek Beszélnek

      Deutscher Verlag, [Berlin] 1940 - Large quarto (11 1/2 x 9 3/4"). Unpaginated. [54]pp. Original printed wrappers. Photographic frontispiece portrait of Adolf Hitler.This early WWII propaganda work published in Hungarian in 1940 by Deutscher Verlag (Berlin), praises the achievements of Adolf Hitler since his rise to power in 1933. Lavishly illustrated throughout with numerous b/w photographic reproductions (including photo montages, and a few photographs highlighted in color), this publication intends to show a strong and powerful nation in the making under its fuehrer. An emphasis is made on the following Nazi organizations: the Reichsarbeitsdienst (the Reich labor service), the Nationalsozialistische Frauenschaft (National Socialist Women's League), and the Kraft durch Freude (Strength through Joy), a large state-operated leisure organization.Wrappers somewhat darkened/soiled along edges. Text in Hungarian. Wrappers in overall good- to good, interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        The Community of the Future

      M J Bernin, New York 1940 - 295 pages. small octavo (7 3/4" x 5 1/2") bound in original publisher's black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Signed by the author. First edition. At the end of his life Lasker wrote "The Community of the Future" - a book in which he tried to put down his idea for an ideal society. Two problems were especially dear to his heart: the fate of the European Jews and the problem of unemployment. To solve the first, Lasker proposed Alaska as a possible place for immigration - a proposal that at that time did not sound as absurd as it may sound today. Lasker also thought about the origin of antisemitism and identified unemployment as one of the main reasons that made people turn against the Jews. His remedy against unemployment was the idea to erect camps modeled after the Kibbuz system in Israel to train people for the job-market. Not only was Emanuel Laster World Chess Champion for 27 years - longer than any other player before or after him - but he also held a PhD in Mathematics, published a number of philosophical works, wrote one drama and regularly commented upon political events. Emanuel Lasker (24 December 1868 – 11 January 1941) was a German chess player, mathematician, and philosopher who was World Chess Champion for 27 years. In his prime Lasker was one of the most dominant champions, and he is generally regarded as one of the strongest players ever. He finally lost the title to Capablanca in 1921. Lasker demanded high fees for playing matches and tournaments, which aroused some criticism. He had seen how Steinitz's life had ended in poverty, and was determined to avoid this fate. The conditions which Lasker demanded for World Championship matches in the last ten years of his reign were controversial, and prompted attempts to define rules for championship matches. Lasker was also a talented mathematician, and his Ph.D. thesis is regarded as one of the foundations of modern algebra. He was a first-class contract bridge player and wrote about this and other games, including Go and his own invention, Lasca. Emanuel Lasker was the son of a Jewish cantor. At the age of eleven he was sent to Berlin to study mathematics, where he lived with his brother Berthold, eight years his senior, who taught him how to play chess. To supplement their income Emanuel Lasker played chess and card games for small stakes, especially at the Café Kaiserhof. In 1890 he finished third in Graz, then shared first prize with his brother Berthold in a tournament in Berlin. In spring 1892, he won two tournaments in London, the second and stronger of these without losing a game. At New York 1893, he won all thirteen games, one of the few times in chess history that a player has achieved a perfect score in a significant tournament. In 1892 Lasker founded the first of his chess magazines, The London Chess Fortnightly, which was published from August 15, 1892 to July 30, 1893. In the second quarter of 1893 there was a gap of ten weeks between issues, allegedly because of problems with the printer. Shortly after its last issue Lasker traveled to the USA, where he spent the next two years. The match was played in 1894, at venues in New York, Philadelphia, and Montreal. Steinitz had previously declared he would win without doubt, so it came as a shock when Lasker won the first game. Steinitz responded by winning the second, and was able to maintain the balance through the sixth. However, Lasker won all the games from the seventh to the eleventh, and Steinitz asked for a week's rest. When the match resumed, Steinitz looked in better shape and won the 13th and 14th games. Lasker struck back in the 15th and 16th, and Steinitz was unable to compensate for his losses in the middle of the match. Hence Lasker won convincingly with ten wins, five losses and four draws. Lasker thus became the second recognized World Chess Champion, and confirmed his title by beating Steinitz even more convincingly in their re-match in 1896–1897 (ten wins, five draws, and two los [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        110 Nazi German Soldier Photographs

      1940 - A collection of 110 black and white and sepia toned photographs of Nazi soldiers from 1935 until about 1942. The images range in size from 2.25" to 3.75" x 5.25" with some captions on the verso in German. All pictures are near fine or better with some age toning, curling, and remnants from being affixed to a photo album at one point. The photographs depict members of the Wehrmacht engineering corps beginning in the mid-1930s and continuing through World War II. The scenes include soldiers cleaning weapons, marching through fields and town squares, and one captioned "metal working" where soldiers can be seen fixing bicycles. The young men are pictured celebrating Christmas in 1937, posing at fancy dinners, dancing with children and playing cards, one of the men in this group has the ranking of Obergefreiter. Swastikas can be seen throughout along with a photo of one man's closet with a portrait of Adolf Hitler displayed in the center. The assemblage shows the military career of a Nazi solider through the war covering training, military functions, battlefields, and down time. An extensive collection of 1930s and 1940s vernacular German war photography.

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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1940. Octavo. Original beige cloth with spine lettered black on red ground, facsimile signature to front board in black, fore edge untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Offsetting from previously inserted card affecting head of text at pp. 242-5. An excellent copy in the bright jacket with a little judicious restoration. First edition, first printing, of Hemingway's fifth novel, with the Scribner's "A" to the colophon and in the first issue jacket without the photographer's credit.

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        Fine Presentation photo, signed as King, also signed in white ink by the photographer, (1903-1991, King of Norway from 1957, son of Haakon VII & Maud, honorary admiral in the British Navy and Air Chief Marshal in the RAF)

      1940 - showing him three quarters length in profile, wearing his naval uniform with his cap under his arm in original presentation frame in red leather with crown at the head, 9" x 6½", frame 13" x 9", no place, no date, circa As Crown Prince, Olav had received extensive military training and had participated in most major Norwegian military exercises. Because of this he was perhaps one of the most knowledgeable Norwegian military leaders and was respected by other Allied leaders for his knowledge and leadership skills. During a visit to the United States before the war, he and his wife had established a close relationship with President Roosevelt. These factors would prove to be important for the Norwegian fight against the attacking German forces. In 1939, Crown Prince Olav was appointed an admiral of the Royal Norwegian Navy and a general of the Norwegian Army. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Original cartoon illustration, Untitled, ca 1940

      , [ca 1940]. [ca 1940]. A caricature showing the four Axis leaders -- Hitler, Franco, Hirohito and Mussolini -- preparing to toast each other as the clock nears midnight. The clock's minute hand is depicted as a bloody sabre, and Franco and Mussolini's uniforms are shown covered with bloody handprints. Judging from the proof, the cartoon was obviously published -- probably either in the pages of Esquire or The New Yorker, two periodicals which regularly featured Groth's work during this period. Groth began his career as a printmaker and cartoonist very much in the social-realist mold, publishing some of his earliest work in such left-wing forums as The New Masses and PM. He was also the first Art Director at Esquire, which was founded in 1933. Groth's mastery as a printmaker is on display in these early works, which manage to convey a simultaneous sense of urgency and delicacy which would become the hallmark of his battlefield sketches made during WW2 and the Korean War. Original cartoon illustration in black ink with blue pencil highlights on artist board; sheet size 36.5cm x 43.5cm (ca 14-1/2" x 17-1/4"). Together with printer's proof of finished cartoon, ca. 24cm x 20cm on glossy paper. Signed in ink lower right. Drawing spotted and lightly soiled; artist's directions to the engraver scrawled at upper left ("please do not disturb the len [?] day - shoot as is"); white ink highlights to center of image; Very Good.

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        Die Kunst im Deutschen Reich

      Hardcover As New Ingesamt sind die Hefte in 2 Bände neu gebunden worden. 1.Band mit folgenden Heften: 4. Jahrgang, Folge 12, Dez.1940/5.Jahrg./Folge1 bis 10 Jan-Okt. und Folge 12 Dez.1941, insgesamt 11 Ausagen. 2..Band: 6. Jahrg. Jan-März 1942/Mai-Dez.1942/7.Jahrg.Jan 1943/Juni 1943 IN DIESER FORM WOHL EINMALIGE AUSGABEN, sehr rar Folge 4 Apr.1941/Folge 5 ,Mai 1941/Folge 6, Juni 1941/ wz

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