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        Die Drei Reiche (San Kwo Tschi). Roman aus dem Alten China. Romance of the Three Kingdom. Traditional Chinese Novel Translated by Franz Kuhn. Original First Edition

      Berlin: Gustav Kiepenheuer Verlag, 1940 - First edition, first printing. Small octavo, 19.8*13.3cm, 546p. Top edge dyed red. A fine first edition hardcover. Text in GERMAN. Illustrated with 24 traditional Chinese woodcuts. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Man Who Loved Children

      Simon And Schuster 1940 - 1st Edition / 1st Printing (Simon and Schuster - 1940, no printings noted) - No marks or writing observed in text. Binding tight and square. No dust jacket. Light wear on cover. Bumped corners and a hurt on edge of back cover. 527pp. . . . . . . . . . . Stead wrote 12 novels and several volumes of short stories in her lifetime. She taught 'Workshop in the Novel' at New York University in 1943 and 1944, and also worked as a Hollywood screenwriter in the 1940s] contributing to the Madame Curie biopic and the John Ford and John Wayne war movie, They Were Expendable. Her first novel, Seven Poor Men of Sydney (1934), dealt with the lives of radicals and dockworkers, but she was not a practitioner of social realism. Stead's best-known novel, ironically titled The Man Who Loved Children, is largely based on her own childhood, and was first published in 1940. It was not until the poet Randall Jarrell wrote the introduction for a new American edition in 1965 that the novel began to receive a larger audience. In 2005, the magazine Time included this work in their '100 Best Novels from 1923â€"2005,' and in 2010 American author Jonathan Franzen hailed the novel as a 'masterpiece' in The New York Times. Stead's Letty Fox: Her Luck, often regarded as an equally fine novel, was officially banned in Australia for several years because it was considered amoral and salacious. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Original portrait photograph.

      Samuel Kravitt, [c.1940] - In excellent condition. Mounted on card, glazed, and presented in a brown wooden frame. Black and white matt photograph (330 x 255 mm). A striking three-quarter portrait photograph of American author Richard Wright (1908–1960). Samuel Kravitt (1913–2000) was active as a photographer throughout the 1930s and 1940s before transitioning from still photography to filmmaking in the 1950s. His work can be found in the collections of several prestigious American institutions, including the Library of Congress, Yale University, the New York State Museum, and the Wolfsonian-Florida International University Museum of Art and Design.

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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. 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. 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 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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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.

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        THE DEPUTY SHERIFF OF COMANCHE COUNTY ..

      Tarzana, California: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Publishers, [1940].. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-312 [313: ads] [314-316: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], inserted frontispiece with illustration by John Coleman Burroughs, original gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red, top edge stained red, other edges rough-trimmed. First edition. Heins DS-1. A fine copy in fine first issue (laminated) dust jacket with vertical wrinkle to lamination on spine panel. (#85093)

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        SUPERMAN #5-1940-Golden-Age Superhero DC Comic 4th Lex Luthor

      DC 1940 - -Classic early SUPERMAN issue. -4TH appearance of LEX LUTHOR. -Tape along spine and over staples in centerfold. Pages are supple. Complete, no restoration. Condition: G+

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        HIGH SIERRA

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York [and] London 1940 - Octavo, cloth. Classic crime novel. Filmed in 1941 by Raoul Walsh from a screenplay by Burnett and John Huston, starring Ida Lupino and Humphrey Bogart (remade as a Western in 1949: Colorado Territory). A near fine copy in a very good dust jacket, light rubbing to corners, head of spine panel, top edge, several short closed tears to upper front panel, several minor stress creases, an attractive bright copy. The rear flap of the dust jacket has at the head "Some opinions of High Sierra" followed by blurbs from seven reviews. (9114) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Horton Hatches the Egg

      Random House 1940 - A very good early printing in a very good early dust jacket ($2.00 price on dust jacket), inscribed by Dr. Seuss with a drawing. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Münchner Illustrierte Presse 17. Jahrgang 1940, Nr. 1-52 52 Hefte kpl. Jahrgang gebunden in zwei Bänden (2 Bände)

      München, Knorr & Hirth, 1940.

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        Adorno - Kleine Sammlung von Widmungsexemplaren / Autorenexemplaren aus der Bibliothek des Philosophen Karl-Heinz Haag / Die Sammlung enthält: 1. Theodor W. Adorno - "Drei Studien zu Hegel" (es 171 Seiten) - mit einer sehr persönlichen, handschriftlichen Widmung von Adorno ["Meinem lieben Karl Heinz Haag als ehrliches Zeichen herzlicher Verbundenheit von seinem Adorno - Frankfurt, 20.September 19363] und mit der gedruckten Widmung an Haag. Mit Annotationen und Anstreichungen von Haag im Text. / 2. Theodor W. Adorno - Aspekte der Hegelschen Philosophie. (59 Seiten) - Mit handschriftlicher Widmung von Adorno (voll signiert) an Haag. [Meinem lieben Karl-Heinz Haag in herzlicher Verbundenheit - Theodor W. Adorno - Frankfurt, 14. Mai 1957] / 3. Karl Heinz Haag - Kritik der neueren Ontologie - (95 Seiten) Haag's Handexemplar seiner Habilitationsschrift mit seinem Namenszug auf dem Vorsatzblatt und einer nicht verifizierbaren Original Photographie eingeklebt im Innendeckel. / 4. Hermann

      Frankfurt u.a.: Suhrkamp / Institute of Social Research / Kohlhammer etc.. Sehr guter Erhaltungszustand aller Publikation.. Frankfurt u.a., Suhrkamp / Institute of Social Research / Kohlhammer etc., 1940 - c.1970. Octavo. 466 Seiten (alle drei Publikationen). Original Softcover. Sehr guter Erhaltungszustand aller Publikation. Karl Heinz Haag (* 17. Oktober 1924 in Höchst am Main † 14. April 2011 in Wiesbaden) war ein deutscher Philosoph. Nach dem Studium der Philosophie und Theologie an der von den Jesuiten getragenen Philosophisch-Theologischen Hochschule Sankt Georgen promovierte er 1951 bei dem aus dem Exil zurückgekehrten Max Horkheimer an der Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt am Main mit einer Arbeit über Die Seinsdialektik bei Hegel und in der scholastischen Philosophie (veröffentlicht 2012). 1956 habilitierte er sich dort mit einer Arbeit über die neuere Ontologie. In den folgenden Jahren lehrte Haag zunächst als Privatdozent und später als außerplanmäßiger Professor in den klassischen Fächern der Philosophie. Seit 1972 widmete er sich ausschließlich der philosophischen Forschung. Karl Heinz Haag lebte in Frankfurt-Höchst. (Wikipedia) Theodor W. Adorno ( born Theodor Ludwig Wiesengrund; September 11, 1903 – August 6, 1969) was a German philosopher, sociologist, and composer known for his critical theory of society. He was a leading member of the Frankfurt School of critical theory, whose work has come to be associated with thinkers such as Ernst Bloch, Walter Benjamin, Max Horkheimer and Herbert Marcuse, for whom the works of Freud, Marx, and Hegel were essential to a critique of modern society. He is widely regarded as one of the 20th century's foremost thinkers on aesthetics and philosophy, as well as one of its preeminent essayists. As a critic of both fascism and what he called the culture industry, his writings—such as Dialectic of Enlightenment (1947), Minima Moralia (1951) and Negative Dialectics (1966)—strongly influenced the European New Left. Amidst the vogue enjoyed by existentialism and positivism in early 20th-century Europe, Adorno advanced a dialectical conception of natural history that critiqued the twin temptations of ontology and empiricism through studies of Kierkegaard and Husserl. As a classically trained pianist whose sympathies with the twelve-tone technique of Arnold Schoenberg resulted in his studying composition with Alban Berg of the Second Viennese School, Adorno's commitment to avant-garde music formed the backdrop of his subsequent writings and led to his collaboration with Thomas Mann on the latter's novel Doctor Faustus, while the two men lived in California as exiles during the Second World War. Working for the newly relocated Institute for Social Research, Adorno collaborated on influential studies of authoritarianism, antisemitism and propaganda that would later serve as models for sociological studies the Institute carried out in post-war Germany. Upon his return to Frankfurt, Adorno was involved with the reconstitution of German intellectual life through debates with Karl Popper on the limitations of positivist science, critiques of Heidegger's language of authenticity, writings on German responsibility for the Holocaust, and continued interventions into matters of public policy. As a writer of polemics in the tradition of Nietzsche and Karl Kraus, Adorno delivered scathing critiques of contemporary Western culture. Adorno's posthumously published Aesthetic Theory, which he planned to dedicate to Samuel Beckett, is the culmination of a lifelong commitment to modern art which attempts to revoke the "fatal separation" of feeling and understanding long demanded by the history of philosophy and explode the privilege aesthetics accords to content over form and contemplation over immersion. (Wikipedia)

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        INCONTRO mensile letterario, politico culturale (dal febbraio al dicembre 1940) TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO - rivista diretta ed "animata" dallo stesso ENRICO VALLECCHI vero e proprio "agitatore culturale"., Firenze, Vallecchi, 1940

      - formato giornale. pp. 4/8. Buone condizioni in carta pesante salvo qualche strappetto e pieghe centrali Quindicinale, poi mensile da giugno 1940, diretto da Enrico Vallecchi. Periodicamente compaiono anche belle poesie (Bertocchi, Betocchi, Cosmi, De Pisis, Eliot, Fasolo, Gatto, Guidacci Margherita, Mario Luzi, Ronsard) Notevoli le riproduzioni di capolavori di grandi pittori dell'epoca come risulta dal dettaglio dei numeri. Prestigioso l'elenco dei collaboratori con vari interventi letterari (Angioletti, Benedetti A., Bigongiari, Bo Carlo, Bodini, Bonsanti, Cancogni, N. Cavallina, De Robertis, Del Fabbro, Delfini A., Falqui E., Fortini, Franchi R., Gallian M., Gatto Alfonso, Hermet, Lisi N., Macrì, Meoni, Morovich, Parronchi, Pea, Pelizzi, Pinna, Pratolini, Sanminiatelli, Santi P. Sbarbaro Camillo, Timpanaro, Tobino, Tosi, Ulivi Ferruccio, Vigorelli, Volpicelli, ecc.) La raccolta è da considerarsi l'erede dell'altra importante rivista fiorentina CAMPO DI MARTE , cessata nell'agosto 1939. Nella sequenza indichiamo disegni ed incisioni con gli autori artisti. NUM. 1 (10 febbraio) : acquaforte di Maccari, dis. di Rosai e G. Manzù. NUM. 2 (25 febbraio) : acquaforte di Maccari e di Betocchi, dis. di Rosai. NUM. 3 (10 marzo) : dis. di Ugo Capocchini e di Luigi Broggini. NUM. 4 (25 marzo) : 4 dis. di Mario Marcuci. NUM. 5 (10 aprile) : dis. di A.Tosi, Peyron, Manzù. NUM. 6 (25 aprile) : dis. di Manzù, 2 di G. Morandi ed 1 di Pincherle. NUM. 7 (10 maggio) : 4 dipinti di Rosai. NUM. 8 (20 giugno) 1 dip. di Carlo Carr? . NUM. 9 (25 luglio) : dip. di Tosi, dis, di Marangoni, 1 dip. di De Pisis. NUM.10(25 agosto) : 4 dis. di Toni Zancanaro. NUM.11(settembre) :5 dis. di Marcucci. NUM.12(ottobre) : 2 dis, di Cantatore, 3 di Mafai, 1 di Guttuso. NUM.13(dicembre) : 1 dip. di Mafai, 1 di Cantatore, 1 di Guttuso (con questo numero la rivista cessa le pubblicazioni) La collezione è alloggiata in una speciale cartellatta con lacci con titolo sul dorso, (vedi foto sul nostro sito www.ferraguti.it) è offerta a

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        INCONTRO mensile letterario, politico culturale (dal febbraio al dicembre 1940) TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO - rivista diretta ed "animata" dallo stesso ENRICO VALLECCHI vero e proprio "agitatore culturale"..., Firenze, Vallecchi, 1940

      formato giornale. pp. 4/8. Buone condizioni in carta pesante salvo qualche strappetto e pieghe centrali Quindicinale, poi mensile da giugno 1940, diretto da Enrico Vallecchi. Periodicamente compaiono anche belle poesie (Bertocchi, Betocchi, Cosmi, De Pisis, Eliot, Fasolo, Gatto, Guidacci Margherita, Mario Luzi, Ronsard) Notevoli le riproduzioni di capolavori di grandi pittori dell'epoca come risulta dal dettaglio dei numeri. Prestigioso l'elenco dei collaboratori con vari interventi letterari (Angioletti, Benedetti A., Bigongiari, Bo Carlo, Bodini, Bonsanti, Cancogni, N. Cavallina, De Robertis, Del Fabbro, Delfini A., Falqui E., Fortini, Franchi R., Gallian M., Gatto Alfonso, Hermet, Lisi N., Macrì, Meoni, Morovich, Parronchi, Pea, Pelizzi, Pinna, Pratolini, Sanminiatelli, Santi P. Sbarbaro Camillo, Timpanaro, Tobino, Tosi, Ulivi Ferruccio, Vigorelli, Volpicelli, ecc.) La raccolta è da considerarsi l'erede dell'altra importante rivista fiorentina CAMPO DI MARTE , cessata nell'agosto 1939. Nella sequenza indichiamo disegni ed incisioni con gli autori artisti. NUM. 1 (10 febbraio) : acquaforte di Maccari, dis. di Rosai e G. Manzù. NUM. 2 (25 febbraio) : acquaforte di Maccari e di Betocchi, dis. di Rosai. NUM. 3 (10 marzo) : dis. di Ugo Capocchini e di Luigi Broggini. NUM. 4 (25 marzo) : 4 dis. di Mario Marcuci. NUM. 5 (10 aprile) : dis. di A.Tosi, Peyron, Manzù. NUM. 6 (25 aprile) : dis. di Manzù, 2 di G. Morandi ed 1 di Pincherle. NUM. 7 (10 maggio) : 4 dipinti di Rosai. NUM. 8 (20 giugno) 1 dip. di Carlo Carrà . NUM. 9 (25 luglio) : dip. di Tosi, dis,. di Marangoni, 1 dip. di De Pisis. NUM.10(25 agosto) : 4 dis. di Toni Zancanaro. NUM.11(settembre) :5 dis. di Marcucci. NUM.12(ottobre) : 2 dis, di Cantatore, 3 di Mafai, 1 di Guttuso. NUM.13(dicembre) : 1 dip. di Mafai, 1 di Cantatore, 1 di Guttuso (con questo numero la rivista cessa le pubblicazioni) La collezione è alloggiata in una speciale cartellatta con lacci con titolo sul dorso, (vedi foto sul nostro sito www.ferraguti.it) è offerta a

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        White collar; novel in linocuts. Introduction by Rockwell Kent, epilogue by John L. Lewis

      [San Francisco: Pisani Printing & Publishing, 1940]. Not paginated [120+ linocuts], densely black b&w strikes accompanied by perhaps ten strikes in high-saturation orange ink; stiff wraps, 8.5x10.75 inches, very good condition with minor abrasions on wraps, light wear along the lower edge of the front cover with a small chip. Lacks the jacket.

      [Bookseller: Bolerium Books, ABAA]
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        Autograph letter signed ("Carl) to Western artist Ed Borein, discussing the situation in Europe

      Göteborg, Sweden 1940 - One page on Borg's personal stationery. 280 x 215 mm. Reading in part, "I am goingto try to get over to Finland soon if they have any use for me there. Everybody is scared to help them. Here in Sweden we do all that is possible. Mr Roosevelt doesn't want to do anything. he is afraid it might hurt his chances in the coming elections and England and all the American Jews do rather help than hinder the Russians. They don't want to break with them because they buy flying machines and gasoline to kill women and children in Finland! It is a beautiful world we live in ?" Edgewear, fold with short splits One page on Borg's personal stationery. 280 x 215 mm

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        RKO Radio Pictures:; 1940-1941 [cover title]

      (Hollywood: RKO Radio Pictures, 1940. First edition. Edges heavily rubbed. wear at binding pressure-points, some abrasion.. 4to, 27unpaginaed leaves, comb-bound in faux-alligator boards. Illustrated annual "Exhibitor's Book" filled with promotional display ads for forthcoming RKO releases. Most importantly, this book contains the first advertisment for Orson Welles's "Citizen Kane", still under its working title "John Citizen, U.S.A." Also advertis650ed are the adaptations of "Kitty Foyle" and "Sister Carrie", each featuring a fold-out image on cardstock of the book. Inlcudes portraits of studio stars including Charles Laughton, Carole Lombard, Cary Grant, Charles Boyer, Ronald Colman, Ginger Rogers and many more.

      [Bookseller: Locus Solus Rare Books]
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        Dizionario della lingua italiana

      Editrice Libraria Torino 1940 - italiano

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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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        The Great Dictator (Original Film Program)

      Los Angeles: United Artists, 1940. Original American program for the 1940 film, with original illustrations by Al Hirschfeld. For his follow-up to the classic "Modern Times," Chaplin chose to do what only a handful of other films dared to do in 1940--make fun of Hitler. Though several of Chaplin's films prior to this had music and sound effects, and while Chaplin had sung briefly in "Modern Times," "The Great Dictator" marked the first time he spoke dialogue onscreen. 9 x 12 inches, 16 pages, full color, saddle-stitched card stock. Very Good plus, with light wear at the wrapper edges, though no tearing or loss. Criterion Collection 565.

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        Roger Fry - A Biography.

      The Hogarth Press, London., 1940. First edition. Octavo. 307 pages. Foreword by Margery Fry. Illustrations.Spine faded. Free endpapers partially tanned. Very good in very good, marked and nicked dustwrapper reinforced on the reverse in a few places.

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        A Journey Down the Green and Colorado Rivers 1940

      Phoenix, Arizona: H. Walker Publishing Company, 1940. First Edition. Wraps. Very good. Quarto, 106pp, illustrated, plus appendix. 1/300 numbered copies SIGNED by Goldwater. A very good copy in original gray printed wraps. This copy #122. A very scarce and very nice copy with only some spotting from a few of the staples along the spine

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        Pal Joey

      New York: Duell Sloan and Pearce, 1940. Fine/Fine. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper with a little rubbing and a small bit of tape on the inside of the jacket. A bright copy of a scarce title, basis for the Rodgers and Hart Broadway musical which made a star of Gene Kelly. The musical was to be filmed right away but it was repeatedly shelved for various reasons until finally filmed in 1957 by director George Sidney with Rita Hayworth and Kim Novak vying for the affection of Frank Sinatra as Joey.

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        Dance of the Hours from Walt Disney's Fantasia

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1940. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine/Very good. Thin 4to. (38)pp. Pictorial paper over boards, bright yellow cloth spine, decorated endpapers. Each page illustrated in either black & white or color with scenes from the Fantasia production. A superb copy, fine and bright, with only the barest trace of wear along the bottom edge. The dustwrapper is present. It is price-clipped and it is rubbed both on the upper and lower panels and at the folds, else it is in very good condition. A scarce early Disney title and downright rare in this condition.

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        Photo Album]: "Why Visit the New England States?"

      New England 1940 - Oblong folio. Measuring 11.5" x 15". String-tied cloth over paper boards with stamped decorations and "Photographs" stamped on the front board. Contains 82 black and white or sepia toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 2.75" x 4.5" and 4.5" x 6", with captions. Very good album with some age-toning and edgewear with near fine photographs.A photo album kept by three men, Charles A. Zeiler, Henry P. Pollinger, and August Lipanovich, who referred to themselves as "the three mosquitos," while traveling in New England in 1940. The album appears to have been compiled as a school assignment and is titled "Why Visit the New England States?" The album begins with pictorial postcards of the White Mountains with captions reading "scenic view of New Hampshire" and "sunset on the White Mountains." The photos and postcards are heavily captioned and detail the trip from beginning to end. One photo reads, "our trip almost ended the first day. We got stuck in the mud. Henry and Charlie pushed Augie out of the soup. The road was in Pennsylvania of course." They visited all the highlights they could think of between Pennsylvania and Maine including Plymouth Rock, Mount Washington, and "the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon." One photo reads, "Pennsylvania's Grand Canyon had nothing on the Delaware Water Gap also in the Keystone State. This picture was taken from the highway looking up the gap." They also photographed tourists throughout their travels with one candid photo reading "girl scouts at Plymouth Rock. They refused to let us take their picture so we snapped it when they were not looking. The fact that they had on shorts had nothing to do with our wanting their picture." The men visit waterfalls, hike up mountains, and visit historic sites with a photo reading, "a waterfall above Buttermilk Falls near Ithaca, New York. We all went over the lower rapids in a barrel." A photo taken in the White Mountains reads, "the top of the White Mountains was literally full of rocks. In fact the path was marked by rocks formed into a small pile. Here Henry sighs for new worlds to conquer." One photo of two of the party reads, "the boys look happy on this picture for some reason or other. In the foreground one sees the one and only worm with Sir Malcolm Lipanovich in the rear. Why has Sir Malcolm such a sly grin on the face." The final page includes business cards and tickets from throughout their trip. The album concludes with a handwritten account of their favorite attractions and a list of "things we should never do" which included such advice as "never shoot off fireworks at Old Orchard Beach, Maine," "never try to steal Plymouth Rock," and never run over a skunk with a new car."A pleasing and heavily captioned photo album detailing a trip from Pennsylvania to Maine.

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        Native Son

      New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1940. First edition, first issue binding with "A - P" on the copyright page. First issue green and yellow jacket, with price of $2.50 present and no blurbs on the spine. Octavo, original blue cloth, titles to upper board and spine in red and gray. Signed and dated by the author in the year of publication, "Sincerely, Richard Wright 3/11/40 New York." Fine in a very good first issue dust jacket with a some closed tears and wear. Richard Wright's ground-breaking novel Native Son tells the story of 20-year-old Bigger Thomas, an African American living in utter poverty in Chicago's South Side ghetto in the 1930s. "The day Native Son appeared, American culture was changed forever. It made impossible a repetition of the old lies [and] brought out into the open, as no one ever had before, the hatred, fear and violence that have crippled and may yet destroy our culture" (Irving Howe).

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        Sapphira and the Slave Girl.

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. 8vo, original green quarter buckram spine, bright green paper boards, gilt lettering, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Fine, unblemished copy in a fine dust jacket and original numbered slipcase.

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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.

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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

      [Bookseller: DTA Collectibles]
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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.

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

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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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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        RKO Radio Pictures 1940-1941

      [Hollywood]: RKO, 1940. First edition. Hardcover. g+ to vg. 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.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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