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        Malice in Wonderland

      Collins [The Crime Club] 1940 - A first edition, first printing published by Collins [The Crime Club] in 1940. A near fine book with some light spotting to the page edge. In a near fine clipped (and repriced) dust wrapper which is in lovely condition A very nice example indeed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        THE DEPARTMENT OF QUEER COMPLAINTS

      New York: William Morrow and Company, 1940. First U.S. edition. A fine copy in a near fine dust jacket, light rubbing, mainly to corners and spine ends, small closed tear to lower front panel, two tiny tears upper spine panel. An attractive copy of a very difficult and important book to find in superior condition. (8070). Octavo, pp. [1-6] 1-241 [242: blank], original red cloth, spine panel stamped in black, top edge stained red, fore-edge untrimmed, bottom edge rough-trimmed. Queen's Quorum #94. The authors first book of short stories. Seven of eleven stories here feature Colonel March of Scotland Yard, head of the Department of Queer Complaints.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        THE GRAPES OF WRATH

      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1940. Hardcover. Virtually no mottling of the rawhide which is still supple with the silver lettering strong. Both books are tight and unread. The slipcase is a bit darkened but complete with just a little soiling. Near Fine in Near Fine slipcase and increasingly uncommon in this condition. Thomas Hart Benton. Two quarto (7-1/2" x 10-1/4") volumes bound in decorated grass cloth boards with rawhide spines. Designed by George Macy with introductions by Joseph Henry Jackson and Thomas Craven. The First Illustrated Edition of this Pulitzer Prize winner with 67 ORIGINAL TWO-COLOR LITHOGRAPHS (black and yellow) made on zinc plates by Thomas Hart Benton and printed by George Miller. Copy #1096 of only 1146 printed SIGNED by the illustrator. Laid in is a printed note from the publisher about this most unusual binding. One of the most desirable books of the press because of the combination of a smaller than normal printing, a popular author and Pulitzer Prize-winning book first published only the year before, beautiful lithographs by Benton, and an attractive and unusual binding.

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        The Grapes Of Wrath (In Glassine Dust Jackets And Slipcase)

      The Limited Editions Club, New York 1940 - Xxii, 284; 285-559 Pp. Two Broadsides "About The Binding Of This Book" Laid In Loosely. #514 Of 1146 Copies.Tan Rawhide Over Tan Grass Cloth. Illustrated By Thomas Hart Benton, Who Signed The Colophon Page. Books Are Fine, Not A Trace Of Wear, No Rubbing, No Mottling To Rawhide Spines. Scarce Glassine Dust Jackets Are Worn, Browned, Torn And Chipped, But All Panels Present, With Some Small Loose Pieces. Slipcase Is Worn, Paper Fraying In Small Areas At Edges, And Beginning To Split Along Vertical And Top Edge Of Closed End, But Entirely Intact. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        The Grapes of Wrath

      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1940. Limited. hardcover. near fine. Benton, Thomas. Illustrated by Thomas Hart Benton. 1/2 mottled rawhide over grass cloth . N.Y.: Limited Editions Club, 1940. One of 1146 sets signed by Benton.

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        CONGRESSO DO MUNDO PORTUGUÊS. Publicações.

      - Comissão executiva dos Centenários. Lisboa. 1940. Obra em 19 vols. de 20x25 cm. Brochados com capas ilustradas. Presidente Geral do Congresso do Mundo Português ? Dr. Júlio Dantas. Secretário Geral ? Dr. Manuel Múrias. Director Adjunto da Secção de Congressos ? Joaquim Leitão. Impressionante e valioso conjunto de numerosas comunicações apresentadas ao Congresso do Mundo Português, que decorreu entre 1 de Julho e 30 de Novembro de 1940, em estreita ligação com a célebre Exposição do Mundo Português, tendo sido um feito notável (mas com pouca visibilidade internacional) do Estado Novo organizar estas comemorações num mundo já mergulhado na II Guerra Mundial. No congresso participaram 356 cientistas e investigadores dos mais variados ramos do saber, que apresentaram comunicações em português e também em inglês, alemão, francês, italiano e castelhano. Foi uma reunião internacional abarcando personalidades de proveniências muito diversas e com diferentes posições políticas, sendo de destacar os nomes de opositores ao regime como o General Norton de Matos, Jaime Cortesão, Capitão Henrique Galvão. Participaram destacados estudiosos de vários países como Jacques Maritain, C. R. Boxer, John W. Blake, Mihail Manoïlesco, Georges le Gentil, P. Carlos Estermann e numerosas figuras do meio intelectual português como Hernâni Cidade, Gago Coutinho, Caetano Beirão, Joaquim Alberto Iria, Maria Josefina Andersen, D. João Evangelista de Lima Vidal, Arcebispo Bispo de Aveiro e João Ameal. Em seguida apresentamos descrições de cada um dos 19 volumes: N º I ? Publicações. Memórias e comunicações apresentadas ao Congresso da Pré e Proto-História de Portugal (I Congresso). Presidente do I Congresso ? Prof. Dr. António Augusto E. Mendes Correia. Presidente da 1ª Secção ? Prof. Dr. Vergilio Correia. Presidente da 2ª Secção ? Prof. Dr. José Leite Vasconcelos. Presidente da 3ª Secção ? Prof. Dr. Henrique de Vilhena. Secretário ? Dr. Joaquim Rodrigues dos Santos Júnior. Com 708 pags. Muito ilustrado no texto e em extratexto, com gravuras sobre papel couché e 2 mapas desdobráveis. N º II ? Publicações. Memórias e comunicações apresentadas ao Congresso de História Medieval (II Congresso). Presidentes do II Congresso ? Prof. Dr. António G. Ribeiro de Vasconcelos e Prof. Dr. Damião Peres. Secretário ? Prof. Dr. Torquato de Sousa Soares. Director Adjunto da Secção de Congressos ? Joaquim Leitão Com 742 pags. Com algumas ilustrações em extratexto. N º III ? Publicações. Memórias e comunicações apresentadas ao Congresso de História dos Descobrimentos e Colonização (III Congresso). Tomo 1º - I Secção: Descobrimentos marítimos. Presidente do III Congresso ? Comandante Abel Fontoura da Costa. Presidente da 1ª Secção ? Dr. António Barbosa. Secretário ? Dr. Durval Pires de Lima. Com 713 pags. Ilustrado no texto e em extratexto, com 4 mapas desdobráveis. N º IV ? Publicações. Memórias e comunicações apresentadas ao Congresso de História dos Descobrimentos e Colonização (III Congresso). Tomo 2 º - II Secção: Império do Oriente. Presidente do III Congresso ? Comandante Abel Fontoura da Costa. Presidente da 2ª Secção ? Dr. Serafim Leite. Secretário ? Dr. Durval Pires de Lima. Com 462 pags. Com vestígios de humidade generalizada. Coifa superior danificada. N º V ? Publicações. Memórias e comunicações apresentadas ao Congresso de História dos Descobrimentos e Colonização (III Congresso). Tomo 3 º - III Secção: Consequências dos Descobrimentos. Presidente do III Congresso ? Comandante Abel Fontoura da Costa. Presidente da 3ª Secção ? Prof. Dr. Augusto da Silva Carvalho. Secretário ? Dr. Durval Pires de Lima. Com 609 pags. Ilustrado no texto e em extratexto, com 2 mapas desdobráveis. N º VI - Publicações. Memórias e comunicações apresentadas ao Congresso de História da Monarquia Dualista e Restauração (IV Congresso). Tomo 1 º - I Secção: Domínio Felipino. Presidente do IV Congresso ? Prof. Dr. José Maria de Queiroz Veloso. Presidente da 1ª Secção ? Prof. Dr. Manuel Lopes de A

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        Grossdeutschland im Weltgeschehen - Tagesbildberichte 1940 - aus Privatbesitz eines SA-Scharführers

      (Herausgeber: Oberregierungsrat im Reichsministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda Ernst Braekow, Das Bildmaterial stellte bereit: Prof. Heinrich Hoffmann, Reichsbildberichterstatter der NSDAP) - Berlin, Verlag Kasper & Co, 1940, Kunstledereinband, Schraubbindung, Großformat quer, 240 einmontierte Fotos in Postkartengröße mit Beschreibung auf 40 Kartonblätter, 14 Textblätter, auf Titelseite vom Besitzer Mitgliedsausweis/-karte der Deutschen Arbeitsfront und der Nationalsoz. Deutschen Arbeiterpartei aufgeklebt, auf Rückseite des Titelblattes 3 persönliche Fotos, eine Lehrgangsbescheinigung und ein Brief der SA-Standarte 17 aufgeklebt, ca. 2-3 Pergament-Zwischenlegblätter entfernt - guter Zustand - 1940. (FG3)

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        Grossdeutschland im Weltgeschehen - Tagesbildberichte 1940 - aus Privatbesitz eines SA-Scharführers,

       1940. (Herausgeber: Oberregierungsrat im Reichsministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda Ernst Braekow, Das Bildmaterial stellte bereit: Prof. Heinrich Hoffmann, Reichsbildberichterstatter der NSDAP) - Berlin, Verlag Kasper & Co, 1940, Kunstledereinband, Schraubbindung, Großformat quer, 240 einmontierte Fotos in Postkartengröße mit Beschreibung auf 40 Kartonblätter, 14 Textblätter, auf Titelseite vom Besitzer Mitgliedsausweis/-karte der Deutschen Arbeitsfront und der Nationalsoz. Deutschen Arbeiterpartei aufgeklebt, auf Rückseite des Titelblattes 3 persönliche Fotos, eine Lehrgangsbescheinigung und ein Brief der SA-Standarte 17 aufgeklebt, ca. 2-3 Pergament-Zwischenlegblätter entfernt - guter Zustand - 1940. (FG3) Versand D: 6,00 EUR

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        Grossdeutschland im Weltgeschehen - Tagesbildberichte 1940.

      (Herausgeber: Oberregierungsrat im Reichsministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda Ernst Braekow, Das Bildmaterial stellte bereit: Prof. Heinrich Hoffmann, Reichsbildberichterstatter der NSDAP) - Illustrierter Original-Kunstledereinband, Schraubbindung, Großformat quer, 240 einmontierte Fotos in Postkartengröße mit Beschreibung auf 40 Kartonblätter, 14 Textblätter, 1 Bindungs-Bolzen gebrochen sonst guter Zustand - 1940. (FG10)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht - Preis inkl. MwSt.]
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        Tin Pan Alley (Original screenplay for the 1940 film musical)

      Twentieth Century-Fox, Los Angeles 1940 - Final Script for the 1940 film musical, "Tin Pan Alley," directed by Walter Lang, based on the story "Life is a Song" by Pamela Harris, written for the screen by Robert Ellis and Helen Logan, and starring Alice Faye, Betty Grable, Jack Oakie, and John Payne. In a pairing that would a few years later been nearly impossible to pull off, Faye and Grable play a singing-sister act on the vaudeville circuit. Ambitious singer-songwriter Skeets Harrigan (John Payne) sense star potential in Faye, resulting in a great deal of ill will prior to the inevitable happy ending (Hal Erickson). All the songs heard in the film were popular during the period it depicts, including "Moonlight Bay," "Honeysuckle Rose," and "Goodbye Broadway, Hello France." Winner of the Academy Award for Best Musical Score. Light brown titled wrappers, stamped SHOOTING FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped project No. 566 and copy No. 54, dated August 15, 1940, and with the holograph file notation "Env. 1333" at the top right corner. Distribution page present, with receipt removed. Title page present, with credits for screenwriters Logan and Ellis. 147 leaves with an additional 4 pages of retakes, mimeograph, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 8/21/40 and 10/17/40 Pages and wrapper Very Good plus, bound with three gold brads. Hirschhorn, p. 179. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1940 : 1940 Wisden - Original Hardback

      1940. Hi, This lot is a 1940 Original Hardback Wisden in Good to Very Good Condition. For a 1940 this is closer to very good than good, plus it has not had any restoration which is rare as many 1940s (due to their usual poor condition) do. The boards are clean but show some age and darkness , the gilt is starting to fade but original and better than many, more so on the spine than the front. Odd dot mark to the boards. Internally the front hinge is weak and you can see a bit of mesh at the top of the book for 2 inches. Internally the pages are very good. Without restoration. Better than many 1940s. Some weakness at page 32. This hardback was my Nemesis for 3 years and a hard book to find, pretty impossible in very good condition (Im still looking so let me know if you have one). I have an alternative 1940 Hardback if needed, it is a lot cheaper as in a lot poorer condition. Please ask.

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        Buses Within the Borough of Manhattan (Port Authority Terminal)

      No publisher/carbon copy document 1940 - Charles B. Jenkins. Traffic Congestion in the City of New York as Related to the Operation of Interstate Buses within the Borough of Manhattan, 1940. Provenance: Library of Congress, this copy transferred from Copyright, April 30, 1940. 11x8.5", Nice copy. +++ I'm pretty sure that this is a xth generation carbon copy and not an offset printed affair--there are definite impressions on the back of the sheets that certainly feel as though they and several other sheets of paper were sent though a typewriter in 1940.+++55pp, including 16 maps. This is a proposal to remedy a traffic problem in Manhattan caused by interstate buses, and that proposal would wind up being the Port Authority Bus Terminal. The building square-block building would be opened in December 1950 after two and a half years under construction (about the same amount of time it is taking to fix the exits around the Asheville Regional Airport). "By 1939, growing interstate bus traffic was causing chaos in New York City. Buses would drive to and from eight separate bus terminals scattered throughout Midtown. Congestion was a major problem, and the City needed a good answer. Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia appointed a committee of City officials to resolve the issue. The committee arrived at several solutions, which were quickly shot down by the City's smaller bus terminals. That's when the Mayor asked the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, established in 1921, to promote and protect the commerce of the bi-state region, to evaluate the concept of consolidating all smaller bus stations into one central terminal."-Port Authority of New York and New Jersey website, history of the Port Authority Bus Terminal. If you're interested in Manhattan, or buses, or city planning, or the Honeymooners, you'll like this document.+++NO COPIES located in WorldCat/OCLC

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        Mathematical Logic

      W.W. Norton & Co. Inc. 1940 - First edition. (As stated on copyright page.) 348 pp. Original blue cloth with gilt spine lettering. Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket with price intact ($4.00), chipped head, a bit of wrinkling darkening to spine panel, creased snag to to top of back panel. Clean pages, toned with age, spine slightly toned. Quine's second book, rare in original jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Winston Churchill Signed Photograph.

      Black and white photograph of Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Boldly signed "Winston S. Churchill." Double matted and framed. The photograph measures 3.5 inches by 6 inches. The entire piece measures 11.5 inches by 13.5 inches. Winston S. Churchill was a British statesman who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. He was also an officer in the British Army, a non-academic historian, a writer and an artist. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 for his overall, lifetime body of work. In 1963, he was the first of only eight people to be made an honorary citizen of the United States. Churchill was born into the family of the Dukes of Marlborough, a branch of the Spencer family. His father, Lord Randolph Churchill, was a politician who served as Chancellor of the Exchequer; his mother, Jennie Jerome, was an American socialite. As a young army officer, he saw action in British India, the Anglo-Sudan War, and the Second Boer War. He gained fame as a war correspondent and wrote books about his campaigns. At the forefront of politics for fifty years, he held many political and cabinet positions. Before the First World War, he served as President of the Board of Trade, Home Secretary, and First Lord of the Admiralty as part of Asquith's Liberal government. During the war, he continued as First Lord of the Admiralty until the Gallipoli Campaign caused his departure from government. He then briefly resumed active army service on the Western Front as commander of the 6th Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers. He returned to government under Lloyd George as Minister of Munitions, Secretary of State for War, Secretary of State for Air, then Secretary of State for the Colonies. After two years out of Parliament, he served as Chancellor of the Exchequer in Baldwin's Conservative government of 1924-1929, controversially returning the pound sterling in 1925 to the gold standard at its pre-war parity, a move widely seen as creating deflationary pressure on the UK economy. Out of office and politically "in the wilderness" during the 1930s because of his opposition to increased home rule for India and his resistance to the 1936 abdication of Edward VIII, Churchill took the lead in warning about Nazi Germany and in campaigning for rearmament. At the outbreak of the Second World War, he was again appointed First Lord of the Admiralty. Following the resignation of Neville Chamberlain on 10 May 1940, Churchill became Prime Minister. His speeches and radio broadcasts helped inspire British resistance, especially during the difficult days of 1940-41 when the British Commonwealth and Empire stood almost alone in its active opposition to Adolf Hitler. He led Britain as Prime Minister until victory over Nazi Germany had been secured. After the Conservative Party suffered an unexpected defeat in the 1945 general election, he became Leader of the Opposition to the Labour Government. He publicly warned of an "Iron Curtain" of Soviet influence in Europe and promoted European unity. After winning the 1951 election, Churchill again became Prime Minister. His second term was preoccupied by foreign affairs, including the Malayan Emergency, Mau Mau Uprising, Korean War, and a UK-backed coup d'?tat in Iran. Domestically his government laid great emphasis on house-building. Churchill suffered a serious stroke in 1953 and retired as Prime Minister in 1955, although he remained a Member of Parliament until 1964. Upon his death aged ninety in 1965, Elizabeth II granted him the honour of a state funeral, which saw one of the largest assemblies of world statesmen in history.

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        The Ox-Bow Incident

      Random House, New York 1940 - The author's first novel, a searing and realistic portrait of life and mob violence in the American west. Basis for the Oscar-nominated William Wantling film (1943) starring Henry Fonda and Dana Andrews. First Printing. Octavo; oatmeal-colored buckram, with titles stamped in blue and gilt on spine; blue topstain; dustjacket; 309pp. Topstain faded, lower corners gently tapped, with staining to joints and pastedowns from binders glue, and some faint, scattered foxing to boards; Very Good+. Dustjacket is unclipped, lightly edgeworn, with some shallow chipping to spine ends and corners, short edge tears, and a tiny puncture to spine panel; Very Good+. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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        [Photo Album]: Nazi "R.A.D." Reich Labor Service: "Zur Erinnerung an Meine Dienftzeit" [The Memory of My Tour of Duty]

      Germany. 1940s. Small quarto. Measuring 7.5" x 10". String-tied gray cloth with a Nazi patch and swastika and "Zur Erinnerung an Meine Dienftzeit" stamped in silver on the front board. Contains 92 black and white or sepia toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 2" x 2" and 4.5" x 6", with occasional captions in German. Near fine album with near fine photographs.A photo album compiled by a young German man while stationed with the Reich Labor Service, Reichsarbeitsdienst, or R.A.D., in Nazi Germany shortly before World War II. The Labor Service was the German equivalent of the American Civilian Conservation Corps. It was started in the summer of 1935 and continued through the war until 1945. The album begins with a portrait of the young man in full uniform complete with swastika armband and R.A.D. patches on either side of the photo. The R.A.D. logo is featured throughout the album and was often referred to as "the coffee bean." The barracks are shown with images of buildings, men playing with a dog, and men in full uniform posed at attention with shovels. One photo shows the men marching through the grounds giving the Nazi salute. Another shows a large group of men marching through a city with guns on their shoulders, a harbinger of days to come. The men are pictured repairing roads, laying rails, and moving stone. Two group photos show the men in track and field uniforms. The camp was visited by a higher ranking official seen here, who greeted the men and inspected their work and living quarters. During their leisure time the men can be seen exploring the nearby towns and swimming. One photo shows a group of men in their bathing shorts posed together lying in the grass.Once Germany declared war the R.A.D. recruits were considered Wehrmachtgefolge which translates to "Defence Force Following." They were considered an axillary unit but many were militarized. According to historian, Kiran Klaus Patel, "they were in charge of supplying frontline troops with food and ammunition, repairing damaged roads and constructing and repairing airstrips." They were also involved in projects which involved coastal fortifications, laying minefields, manning fortifications, and guarding locations and prisoners.An interesting collection of photographs depicting a Nazi labor initiative and its increasing militarization in the years leading up to World War II. .

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        6 Songs for Democracy: Discos de las Brigadas Internacionales

      NY: The Music Room [Keynote Recordings, Inc.], ND, [Ca. 1940]. Hardcover. Very Good. Three 10 inch 78 rpm records housed in card sleeves, cloth backed illustrated boards. Front joint split , bottom edge of front board worn, otherwise a nice examle of this set with the records in fine condition, but lacking the booklet. Inscribed and signed by Robeson on the inside of the front board thus: "These songs of the Spanish struggle Deeply reflect the spirit of Democracy. That spirit like Joe Hill 'never died,' This album is a 'must.'". Though by general concensus, the inscription is generic, still an intersting piece.

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        Odd John

      London: Methuen, (Circa 1940), 1935. 1st Edition. Blue Cloth. Very Good Book/Good- Very Good Dustjacket. Dustjacket Designed By Stapledon. 1st Printing Light Blue Boards. First Edition, First Impression, Later Issue But No Indication Of Later Printing. Shorter Binding (18.3 Cm Tall), Blue-Violet Cloth With Black Print (Format Different Than First Binding), No Ads, Using First Impression Sheets. Dustjacket Is Identical To First Issue, Priced 7S6p At Lower Front Flap, Except It Is Trimmed To 185.6 Mm (Considerably Taller Than This Issue Of The Book, But Shorter Than The First Issue Dj), And Has A Printed Paper Label "Offered At 2'- Net Ex-Libris" At Foot Of Spine, Above The Publisher's Name. This Binding And This Labelling Of The Dustjacket Is Not Listed In Satty & Smith's Definitive Bibliography. Satty & Smith's A6.1.1.4, First Edition, First Impression, Fourth Issue (March 1939, 555 Copies), Has The First Issue Binding, And Includes The Later Ads, In A Dj With A New Price Of 2'6P Attached To The Front Flap; A6.1.1.5 (1941) Is An Issue In Wrappers, Without Ads, Priced At 2 Shillings; This Issue Probably Occurred Between These Two Issues, Perhaps In 1940. A Very Good, Tight Copy. Book Lightly Foxed On First Few Pages, A Few Tiny Spots Of Foxing In Rest Of Book. Dj With Some Edge Wear, Light Chipping At Corners And Front Flap Fold. Dustjacket In Blue, Pink, White, Tan, And Black Has What Is Reportedly Stapledon's Own Striking Bust-Length Design For The Eric Fraser Illustration Of The Title Character.

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        The Devil and Miss Jones [screenplay]

      RKO Radio Pictures, Hollywood 1940 - 158p., recto-only, 8.65x11 inches, very mild silverfish damage, perforated 3.75x7.25 inch section removed from Stenographic Department cover sheet otherwise very good original mimeograph manuscript stamped Final Script on cover with the number 286 marked near brads, and 60 at bottom corner, pink printed covers bound with three brass brads, single folded sheet on RKO letterhead with typed cast list. NOT the porn film! This is the final draft of the Academy Award-nominated screenplay by Krasna, a screwball comedy concerning a tycoon who goes undercover as a shoe clerk and a labor organizer and the girl who comes between them Starred Robert Cummings, Jean Arthur and Charles Coburn, one of two films completed by Krasna and Frank Ross. Released in 1941. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Danzig, deine SA! Einsatz und Bewährung im Polenfeldzug, mit 16 Bildseiten

      München, Zentralverlag der NSDAP Franz Eher Nachf., 1940. Vollständige Ausgabe im original Verlagseinband (Halbleinen OHLn / HLn 8vo im Format 15 x 21,5 cm) mit illustriertem Deckeltitel (Umschlagzeichnung: SA.-Obersturmführer Hanf / Berlin). 86 Seiten, mit 16 Fotoabbildungen auf Kunstdruckpapier, Schrift: Fraktur. - Aus dem Inhalt: Vorwort - Danziger Zeittafel - Danzig eine deutsche Stadt! - Der Weg der Danziger SA. - Sturmappell - Wacht an der Grenze - Das Gefecht von Espenkrug - Bis zur letzten Patrone - Das Grenzwachbataillon - Ein Bataillon SA. - SA.-Marine am Feind - 3 Mann machen 167 Gefangene - Unternehmen Post - Unternehmen Luft - Hau ruck, Pioniere! - Die Männer der Strippe - SA.-Reiter - SA.-Hilfspolizei - Die durchlöcherte Rotkreuzfahne - Den toten Kameraden. - Kriegsdruck, Erstausgabe, EA, 1. Auflage in ganz guter Erhaltung (Einband mit Gebrauchsspuren, beide Buchdeckel mit stärkeren Knicken, sonst gut). - Deutsches / Drittes Reich, Großdeutschland im 2. Weltkrieg, illustrierte Bücher, Volkstumskampf im deutschen Nordosten, NS.-Schrifttum, Einzug des Führers ins befreite Danzig, Adolf Hitler in Danzig, SA. der NSDAP, Danziger Sturmabteilung, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut Versand D: 5,90 EUR Deutsches / Drittes Reich, Großdeutschland im 2. Weltkrieg, illustrierte Bücher, Volkstumskampf im deutschen Ortsosten, NS.-Schrifttum, Einzug des Führers ins befreite Danzig, Adolf Hitler in Danzig, Danziger Sturmabteilung, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut

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        Storia della Artiglieria Italiana (Parte III dal 1870 al 1919 - Volume VI dal 1870 al 1914)

      A Cura della Rivista d'Artiglieria e Genio, 1940. ITALIANO 2,03 Con prefazione di S. E. Benito Mussolini. Guerre combattute all' estero - Dottrina di impiego - Guerre coloniali - Le scuole d' artiglieria - Grafici delle trasformazioni delle compagnie, delle batterie e delle brigate da campagna, da montagna, a cavallo, da fortezza e da costa dal 1871 al 1909. Legatura editoriale tutta tela con segni del tempo e di usura, titolo al piatto e al dorso, copertina rigida con abrasione e totale distacco del piatto anteriore e del dorso, sovracopertina con segni di uso, mancanze e starppi, pagine ben conservate con tracce sparse di fioritura presente anche ai tagli, volume corredato con illustrazioni fotografiche in bianco e nero nel testo e fuori e cartine ripiegate, al contropiatto posteriore presente tasca con numerose tavole illustrate ripiegate all'interno, legatura allentata USATO

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        Why England Slept.

      New York: Wilfred Funk, Inc, 1940. First edition of John F. Kennedy's first book. Octavo, original red cloth. Introduction by Henry R. Luce. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with some light rubbing and wear to the extremities. Uncommon in this condition. Published the year Kennedy graduated from Harvard, Why England Slept was an expansion of his senior thesis. The title is a variation on the title of Winston Churchill's work, While England Slept, published about two years before Kennedy's. It was dedicated to John's parents, Rose and Joe Kennedy. In this work he attempts to explain why England was so poorly prepared for World War II and why England's leaders settled upon the disastrous policies of appeasement. The book served as a warning to those in our country who felt that appeasing Hitler and staying out of the war was a viable option. It became a bestseller in the United States and went through several printings in its first year. (Newcomb, 10).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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        [Original studio one-sheet poster for:] VICTORY AN ISLAND TALE

      [Los Angeles]: Paramount Studios, 1940. Vintage pictorial one-sheet poster (27 x 41"), lithographed in color. Folded as issued, minute loss at apex of two folds, some small careful paper mends on verso at edges and folds, a few tiny breaks in blank margins, but generally very good, the image unusually fresh and bright. A vividly pictorial promotional poster for the third, and most faithful, English language film adaptation of Conrad's 1915 novel, directed by John Cromwell, based on a screenplay by John Balderston, and starring Frederic March, Betty Field, Cedric Hardwicke, at al. The film was released on 21 December. Previous English language versions appeared in 1919 (silent) and 1930.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        HIGH SIERRA

      New York [and] London: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. First edition. A very good copy, light bookstore stamps to several random pages in rear of the book in a very good dust jacket, some rubbing to folds and edges, spine shows mild color fade some soiling to rear panel. The rear flap of dust jacket is headed by the publisher's trademark Borzoi and states "A Catalogue of recent & forthcoming Borzoi Books..." (13457). Octavo, cloth. Classic crime novel by a master. Signed inscription by Burnett on the verso of the half title page: "For / Jean / sincere best / W R Burnett." 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).

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Farewell, My Lovely - true first edition

      Hamish Hamilton, 1940. Hardcover. Very Good. A very good book wthi some fraying to the edge of the spine. Some spotting and browning to the spine. Some spotting to the boards. Binding is a fairly firm. No inscriptions whatsoever. A very rare book.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Life Is Sweet, Brother

      Collins 1940 - 1940. 285 pages. No dust jacket. Signed by the author. Grey cloth boards with blue lettering to spine. Bernard Darwin's signature to half title page. Not dedicated. Firm binding to clean, lightly tanned pages with bright copy throughout. Gift inscription to fep. Owner's label to front paste down. Minor foxing to endpapers and occasional page edges. Some rough cut edges. Usual shelf wear and markings to boards with tanning to spine and board edges. Very minor foxing. Light rub wear to edges and bumped corners. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: World of Rare Books]
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        Cheerfulness Breaks In. A Barsetshire War Story.

      London: Hamish Hamilton, 1940 - Octavo. Original pink cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Bookseller's tickets to front and rear pastedown. Spine slightly cocked, light foxing to text block. A very good copy in a bright jacket with slightly nicked and chipped extremities. First edition, first impression. A very uncommon wartime publication. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Ox-Bow Incident

      New York: Random House, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. Signed. First edition stated, first printing. Signed by the author on the front free end paper and inscribed to previous owner in the year of publication. Near Fine with light dust soiling, light foxing to cloth, faint toning to spine cloth. Offsetting to end sheets from binder's glue at gutters. In a Very Good second state dust jacket with price and publisher's bookmark intact. The dust jacket is a bit edge worn with loss at the crown and smaller losses at corners, light soiling, several scratches to the spine panel and tape repairs to verso with small areas of tackiness showing through to the printed recto. Served as the basis for the film bearing the same name, starring Henry Fonda and Harry Morgan.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Life Is Sweet, Brother

      Collins, 1940. Hardcover. Good. 1940. 285 pages. No dust jacket. Signed by the author. Grey cloth boards with blue lettering to spine. Bernard Darwin's signature to half title page. Not dedicated. Firm binding to clean, lightly tanned pages with bright copy throughout. Gift inscription to fep. Owner's label to front paste down. Minor foxing to endpapers and occasional page edges. Some rough cut edges. Usual shelf wear and markings to boards with tanning to spine and board edges. Very minor foxing. Light rub wear to edges and bumped corners.

      [Bookseller: The World of Rare Books]
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        Katzentheater (nach R. Walser) - Ein Schlafzimmer.

      Leporello (8, 5 x 6.7 cm, ausgezogen 150 cm) 21 Radierungen (3.8 x 2.5 cm), Leporello in bedrucktem Kart.-Schuber , Umschlag etwas fleckig u. gebräunt. Nummer 9 von 10 Exemplaren vom Künstler num., dat. und signiert. Klaus Lutz (1940-2009). Das Werk von Klaus Lutz ist einzigartig. Lutz war Zeichner, er war Radierer, Denker. Er machte unermüdlich Skizzen, hielt sein Denken und Fühlen in Notizen fest, er war Performer, er war Filmer. Klaus Lutz war auf besondere Weise ein Universalkünstler. Sein Werk hat eine zeitlose Strahlkraft. Wir entdecken darin kunsthistorische Anlehnungen an das Bauhaus oder die russische Avantgarde - und haben es zugleich mit einer künstlerischen Sprache zu tun, die mit nichts zu vergleichen ist. Und genau dies ist wahrscheinlich eine der besonderen Qualitäten eines zeitlosen Werkes: Es weist Bezüge zur Kunstgeschichte auf und ist gleichzeitig autonom. (Dorothea Strauss, Direktorin Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich)

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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1940. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in black morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, marbled endpapers, inner dentelles, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        [Photo Album]: World War II Era Snapshots

      New Jersey. 1940s. Small oblong quarto measuring 7" x 10". String-tied black paper board with "photographs" stamped on the front board. Contains 256 black and white or sepia toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1.5" x 1.5" and 4" x 6" with some captions. Loose pages, worn edges, and tiny tears thus very good with near fine photographs.A photo album of World War II era snapshots kept by an American woman, Helen, who worked in a bank in New Jersey during the 1940s. The photographs show her family and friends posing around their homes, most of which are in the New Jersey area between 1940 and 1945 according to the few captions available. It also appears from two photos of her at an office that she was a bank teller at least part time and was going to high school, photos of her graduating are seen here. Some of the photos show her posing with soldiers on leave and even capture her and her friends trying on their male friend's military uniforms, as well as with a few girls in WAACs and WAVES uniforms. Many of the photos appear to have been sent home from overseas by friends and admirers that she was in contact with during the war. The men she talked to appeared to be in the Navy and Army and are seen here both on duty and home on leave. A few photos were taken in unidentified barracks and camps and one shows a man in a Marines baseball uniform with a "passed censor" stamp on the verso as well as another photo of an Army band. A few other camp photos include one of a man posing with a gun, another shows a group of men repairing a train, and another shows two men goofing off with one carrying the other on his back. Many of the photos taken on leave show the men posing with girls, possibly girlfriends, as well as their parents. One photo shows a pair dressed up for a dance, another shows a naval cadet shaking hands with an army cadet, and another shows a couple posing in a field. A few of the captions mention a "Pete" whom it appears Helen was sending photos and letters to. A photo of her posing by a tree reads, "Helen taken Sunday January 10, 1943 -- Notice the graduation pin and the wrist watch, I still didn't lose them as you can see. That's my new outfit isn't it nice?" An extensive collection of snapshots that reflect the concerns of a young woman on the home front, as well as the military camp life of her correspondents during World War II. .

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

      F. Roth, Lausanne 11.1940. - Broché 26 x 22, couverture illustrée deux couleurs rempliée. Menus défauts au dos ? Le mien fait aussi des siennes ! 63 reproductions, dont un frontispice couleur. Agréable monographie, bibliographie en fin, avec un bel envoi de l'artiste et un dessin original figurant une main qui invite à entrer dans cet album, imprimé par Roto-Sadag à Genève. Édition originale. L'un des 800 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin, après 30 Hollande avec dessin original.

      [Bookseller: OH 7e CIEL]
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        An original U-Boat radio set complete with Morse Code keypad and well-marked headphones, circa 1940

      n.p., c. 1940. various. "An original U-Boat radio set consisting of four components which include a Morse Code keypad; headphones (bearing German markings on the earpieces), the base unit in two pieces, a transmitter with frequency gauge, head phones and tap jacks, with affixed scale label; and a voltage regulator, with plugs and terminal connectors. Approximate measurements for the two piece base unit: 19.5" x 10" x 9" 12.75" x 8" x 7.5" "

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        The Consistency of the Axiom of Choice and of the Generalized Continuum-Hypothesis with the Axioms of Set Theory.

      Princeton: Princeton University Press,, 1940. Annals of Mathematics Studies, Number 3. Octavo. Original orange paper wrappers printed in black. Ownership inscription of the American philosopher Morton White to front pastedown. Spine and extremities faded, some gentle creasing to wrappers and a small tear to lower corner of rear wrappers, overall a very good copy. First edition, first printing, of Gödel's seminal work in set theory. "Gödel's proof of the consistency of the continuum hypothesis with the axioms of Zermelo-Fraenkel set theory is a tour de force and arguably the greatest achievement of his mathematical life" (Kennedy). This edition presents a revised collection of the lectures first delivered at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, during the autumn term of 1938-9, accompanied by notes by the American statistician and game theorist George W. Brown. An abbreviated discussion of this theorem was originally published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Volumes 24 and 25 (1938-9). Morton White was the Professor Emeritus in the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study from 1970 to 1987, and was therefore a colleague of Gödel's, who was appointed a Professor Emeritus at the IAS in 1976. In his biography, White recounts warmly his "occasional philosophical conversations" with Gödel (p. 287).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Original handwritten letter to Ben Wasson.

      - Ink on paper. Single leaf, folded three times. 27,5 x 21 cm. Recto only. 20 lines to 'Dear Ben', signed 'Bill'. Not dated. Very interesing letter to Faulkners literary agent and friend Ben Wasson, concerning the death of his dog and the whereabouts of the manuscripts of 'Snopes' and some short stories. 'Snopes' referres to the family name of the characters from The Hamlet (1940), The Town (1957) and The Mansion (1959). Faulkner asks Wasson urgently to try to get in touch with 'Crump' (Owen Crump, the artist who shared his apartment with Faulkner in late 1928) who apparently still has the manuscripts in his possesion. The whereabouts of Owen Crump are unknown to Faulkner: 'I don't know where Crump is. He married a Brooklyn girl (.)'. Faulkner is afraid to lose the manuscripts because 'that copy is the only 'Snopes' I have'. * **** This letter is NOT in Selected letters of William Faulkner (edited by Joseph Blotner). [ English/American literature handschrift ] [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Frans Melk Antiquariaat]
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        Group of eight humorous buffet signs made for Erich and Lene Cohn, Grosz's American art dealers

      [Between 1940 and 1945]. Tempera on card; various dimensions from 75 x 200 mm to 130 x 280 mm (irregular), four with illustrations; all in very good condition. The German Dada caricaturist and painter George Grosz spent much of his career in America, where he lived and worked between 1933 and 1958. This playful set of buffet cards, probably created by the artist for an exhibition held by his New York art dealers, Erich and Lene Cohn, includes designs that describe and illustrate a number of cold European dishes, including one for Silesian potato salad made to the 100 year old recipe of the Cohn family of Breslau, and others for Breslau Käsebrötchen; chicken salad "as they used to make it on Delancey street"; goose pastrami and sandwiches made with fresh goose fat; Finnish herrings; salmon salad; and French ox tongue. The text is written in a mixture of German (in both Latin and Kurrentscript) and Grosz's idiosyncratic English, mimicking the spruiker's style of a delicatessen owner. Provenance: Erich and Lene Cohn, Grosz's American dealers; thence by descent (Estate of Roberta K. Cohn & Richard A. Cohn, Ltd.)

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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        Captain Future -Winter 1940-1st issue-robot cover-Rozen-pulp sci-fi-VF

      Thrilling 1940 - -First issue -Excellent robot cover by Rozen -Captain Future and The Space Emperor -Pulp sci-fi stories -High grade copy Condition: VF

      [Bookseller: DTA Collectibles]
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        Happy Valley: History and Genealogy

      Published by the Author. Hardcover. B000BJ1M9S Privately printed, 1940. Hard cover, first edition; signed by author on half-title page. Has a minor scratch to the front cover, otherwise VG condition with no dust jacket, as issued. A nice clean copy. . Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Turgid Tomes]
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        DR. CYCLOPS

      New York: Phoenix Press, Publishers, [1940]. First edition. A just about near fine copy, some age darkening to edges of paste-downs from aging glue, slight rubbing to spine ends and corners in a near fine dust jacket, mild shelf wear along upper edge, some glue residue from old jacket protector to verso of jacket along upper and lower edge. (9734). Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-255 [256: blank], original red cloth, front and spine stamped in black. Novelization of the 1940 film starring Albert Dekker as the ruthless and sadistic mad scientist in the Peruvian jungle who uses radioactivity to miniaturize living things, including a group of human beings who are reduced to one fifth of their natural size. "Not only is Dr. Cyclops a literate horror/sci-fi film with good animation and special effects; it is also filmed in Technicolor, something unheard of for such a low-budget film at that time." - Parish & Pitts, The Great Science Fiction Pictures, pp. 104-105. The novel, often attributed to, but not by, Henry Kuttner, was perhaps written by Alexander Samalman. Kuttner did write a shorter magazine version from the film script which was published in THRILLING WONDER STORIES, June 1940.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        HIT COMICS #1-1940-NEON/HERCULES/RED BEE/X-5/GOLDEN AGE G/VG

      Quality 1940 - Pre WW II Golden Age first issue comic book. First appearances of: Neon, Strange Twins, Red Bee, Hercules, etc. Don't pass this one up! Glossy cover with strong colors. Tape inside spine and interior to support staples. Supple pages, part of last panel of the X-5 story is missing, most of the text complete. G/VG condition. Elusive item, top piece for first issue collectors! Condition: G/VG

      [Bookseller: DTA Collectibles]
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