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        A History of The Colt Revolver and the Other Arms Made by Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company from 1836 to 1940

      New York: William Morrow & Company, 1940. First Edition. 1 of 100 bound in full leather Very good+ full, dark green leather covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text and designs in the compartments. The front board is decorated with gilt text and the image of an early Colt pistol in gilt. The leather turn-ins are decorated with gilt dentelles. There is a light green silk placement ribbon sewn in at the head of the spine. The top edge of the text block is gilt and the end sheets are marbled paper. A small quarto measuring 10 5/8 by 7 7/8 inches with rubbing to the leather at the joints and to the tips of the boards and with the fly title and rear end sheets slightly foxed. There is some scuffing to the front and rear boards. Without a dust jacket as most probably not issued with one. According to Ray Riling in his bibliography: Guns and Shooting: "4,625 copies were published; of this number 1,600 were sold to the Colt Manufacturing Co.; of these 1,500 were furnished in the regular (cloth) binding, and 100 were bound in full leather." 711 pages including an index. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs and line drawings. Considered by Howes to be "quite scarce". (Howes, H-308; Riling, 2318)

      [Bookseller: Town's End Books]
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        Scienze Naturali Per uso dell'istituto magistrale superiore

      società editrice internazionale, TORINO 1940 - ITALIANO Volume in brossura, si presenta usurato, l copertina con fioriture e aloni, il dorso scurito e con una macchia alla cima, i tagli non rifilati, le pagine ingiallite e con fioriture, visibili scritte sul frontespizio, la legatura allentata, presenti i immagini e illustrazioni in b. e n.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Original cartoon illustration, Untitled, 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.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        Elson-Gray Basic Readers: Sample Pages and Table of Contents.

      - Chicago: Scott, Foresman and Company: [N.d., but circa 1940]. Oblong 4to, 15pp. With 12 color and black-and-white illlustrations. Self wrappers, stapled binding. Green and black printed top wrapper with several vignettes of small creatures. Yellow bottom wrapper printed in black. A fine copy. A rare pamphlet (OCLC locates just 2 copies worldwide). The first appearance of Dick and Jane in printed form, presented here in a prospectus format, printed prices on bottom wrapper for each book in the series. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Horton Hatches the Egg

      Random House, New York 1940 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Dr. Seuss on a laid in signature. A spectacular copy. This First Issue dustjacket has the important First Issue point with 20 East 57th Street address printed on the back panel of the dustjacket that was changed to 457 Madison Ave on later editions. The front and back flap of the dustjacket also has the $1.50 publisher's price present. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is rich in color with some repair. The book is in excellent condition and is bound in the publisher's grey cloth. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A fabulous copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with the words "FIRST PRINTING" printed on the copyright page. We buy SIGNED Seuss First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        The History of Seychelles. Part 1: French Occupation. Volume II: Description of Its Geology, Flora, Fauna, Fishes...Its Religion, Climate, Political Prisoners...Also Exports, Imports...Two volumes

      Victoria: Clarion Press 1940. In two volumes. (Vol. 3 not published). Original dark blue printed paper wrappers. Slight wear to spine ends and extremities and wrappers marked. Bindings firm. Black & white photographic illustrations. Two folding maps. Part 1 contains some account of the early history, including piracy, as well as a detailed history of the French occupation. Part 2 contains much information on natural history, religion, details of some of the islands, social and daily life, etc. Volume 3, which was to give the history of the British occupation, was never published. Internally VG condition in Good or better original wrappers. Very scarce. . Good. Wraps. Second Edition. 1940. 8vo..

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        ARCHIVE of CORRESPONDENCE Between The COMMONWEALTH Of The PHILIPPINES And OFFICERS Of The U. S. HIGH COMMISSIONER of the Philippines. Primarily Concerning Aerial Photography. 1937 - 1940

      Manila 1940 - 52 leaves, most with typescript to recto only. ~ 10-1/2" x 8-1/8" A cache of 40+ typed letters and TLs exchanged between the Office of the President of the Philippines and various officers of the U.S. High Commissioner of the Philippines, many on official letterhead and some marked "confidential." The letters, ordered chronologically, chart the negotiations, defense concerns, and sometimes uneasy power sharing between the two administrations in regards to the rules and regulations governing aerial photography of the islands. Issues discussed include the advisability of allowing aerial photography by outside entities, the feasiblity of specifying no-fly zones for aerial photography without interferring with commercial flights, enforcement efforts, and the powers afforded the two administrations.The majority of the letters expressing the Commonwealth's position are from and signed by Jorge B. Vargas, then serving as Executive Secretary to President Manuel Quezon. Later, Vargas administered Manila as an open city during the Japanese occupation in 1942 and served in the puppet government of the Second Philippine Republic; following the war, he chaired the National Planning Committee, served on the board of regents of the University of the Philippines, and became the first Filipino on the International Olympic Committee. In 1960, he was awarded the Legion of Honor by the Republic of the Philippines. Signed letters from the U.S. High Commission include several from Major General R. L. Holbrook as well as Colonel/Acting Chief of Staff E. H. DeArmond.From the first letter, dated May 25, 1937: "under the present prohibitive measures regarding aerial photography embodied in Proclamation No. 485 of the Governor-General dated August 12, 1932, and in the Bureau of Aeronautics rules and regulations, it is believed that the granting of permission to aviation companies, particularly to an aerial photographic company, to take pictures, will be exceedingly difficult and complicated. This office is studying the advisability of altering the present rules and regulations." Jorge B. Vargas, Secretary to the President.From November 12, 1938: "So long as the Philippine Islands remain United States territory the United States is responsible for their defense, and that responsibility, at least so far as land operations are concerned, devolves upon the Commanding General . . . . To say that the Department Commander is supreme in time of war or grave emergency, but that, in time of peace, his responsibilities are limited to administrative control over United States military personnel and United States military reservations, and that in peace time he should not interest himself in control or prevention of activities which may have the gravest consequences in time of war or public emergency, is manifestly contradictory." Edward H. DeArmond, Colonel, (FS), G.S.C., Acting Chief of Staff.From October 26, 1939: "I have the honor to inform you that in an investigation conducted by proper authorities of this Government, Mr. B. A. Glover, airplane pilot in the emply of Elizalde & Co., was found guilty of violation of the provisions of Proclamation No. 364 of the President of the Philippines, in view of which he was suspended as transport pilot for a period of one month from October 18 to November 17, 1939, inclusive, and warned that repetition of a similar offense in the future will be subject of a more drastic action." Jorge B. Vargas, Secretary to the President.An interesting cache of material documenting activities of the transitional government of the Philippines, just prior to the outbreak of WWII. Age-toning & staining. Fastener rusted. Folder front cover chipped & detached. A VG cache. Letters housed in a file folder, attached at top with two prong paper fastener [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Paulette BARDY TABLEAU HUILE SUR TOILE PARIS ET COLONNE MORRIS SIGNE 1940

      - Paulette BARDY TABLEAU HUILE SUR TOILE PARIS ET COLONNE MORRIS SIGNE 1940

      [Bookseller: GEOFFRIAULT]
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        Punched Card Methods in Scientific Communication.

      Columbia University, New York: The Thomas J. Watson Astronomical Computing Bureau, 1940 - Octavo. Original orange cloth, spine lettered in black. Spine faded, spine ends and corners gently bumped and rubbed, light marking to rear pastedown, overall a very good copy. Numerous photographic illustrations and diagrams to the text. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper. First edition, first printing of the professor of astronomy's groundbreaking work on scientific computation. "Eckert had become aware of the possibilities of punched-card calculation through visits to the IBM-Columbia University Statistical Bureau, established in 1939; he was also probably inspired by reports from the American astronomer E. W. Brown, who in 1928-29 had observed L. J. Comrie's use of a Hollerith tabulating system to calculate the positions of the moon . In 1934 Eckert established the Thomas J. Watson Astronomical Computing Bureau at Columbia, which he equipped with modified punched-card machines supplied by IBM" (Hook & Norman, pp. 353-4). The bright orange binding chosen references the nickname given to the notebook in which Eckert compiled his descriptions and data: the "Orange Book". Hook & Norman, Origins of Cyberspace 576. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Lawyers Guild Review. Volume 1, Number 1 through Volume 20, Number 4 [complete except for two issues]

      . Original printed stapled wraps, showing wear, some wraps detached, else a good set. National Lawyers Guild, Washington and New York, 1940-1960.

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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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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        Reichs Handbuch der Deutschen Gesellschaft

      Deutscher Wirtschaftsverlag AG,Berlin um 1940 - Das Handbuch der persönlichkeiten in Wort und Bild, Erster Band, Maße : 26 x 35 cm gut erhalten, Einband etwas berieben de 1050 S. 5500 g

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        Statistical Mechanics

      John Wiley & Sons, New York 1940 - Xi, 495 Pp. Maroon Cloth, Gilt. A Fine Example, With No Wear, All Gilt Brilliant, And Just Slight Aging To Pages. In The Scarce Dj,Very Light Wear, A Few Small Chips And Tears. The First Separate Publication By Nobel Prize Winner Maria Goeppert Mayer, After Journal Publications Including Some As A Co-Author With Max Born. "The Rapid Increase, In The Past Few Decades, Of Knowledge Concerning The Structure Of Molecules Has Made The Science Of Statistical Mechanics A Practical Tool For Interpreting And Correlating Experimental Data.It Is Therefore Desirable To Present This Subject In A Simple Manner In Order To Make It Easily Available To Scientists Whose Familiarity With Theoretical Physics Is Limited.We Express Our Gratitude To Professors Max Born, Karl F. Herzfeld, And Edward Teller, Who Have Read And Criticized Several Parts Of The Manuscript." A Fine Copy, Just A Trace Of Rubbing At Corners. Dj With Almost No Wear, A Few Small Losses At Corners, A Very Few Short Edge Tears. Ownership Signature Of Pioneering Computer Engineer Willis H. Ware. Maria Goeppert Mayer (June 28, 1906 ¿ February 20, 1972) Was A German-Born American Theoretical Physicist, And Nobel Laureate In Physics For Proposing The Nuclear Shell Model Of The Atomic Nucleus. She Was The Second Female Nobel Laureate In Physics, After Marie Curie. A Graduate Of The University Of Göttingen, Goeppert Mayer Wrote Her Doctorate On The Theory Of Possible Two-Photon Absorption By Atoms. At The Time, The Chances Of Experimentally Verifying Her Thesis Seemed Remote, But The Development Of The Laser Permitted This. Today, The Unit For The Two-Photon Absorption Cross Section Is Named The Goeppert Mayer (Gm) Unit. Goeppert Mayer Married Joseph Edward Mayer, And Moved To The United States, Where He Was An Associate Professor At Johns Hopkins University. Strict Rules Against Nepotism Prevented Johns Hopkins University From Taking Her On As A Faculty Member, But She Was Given A Job As An Assistant And Published A Landmark Paper On Double Beta Decay In 1935. In 1937, She Moved To Columbia University, Where She Took An Unpaid Position. During World War Ii, She Worked For The Manhattan Project At Columbia On Isotope Separation, And With Edward Teller At The Los Alamos Laboratory On The Development Of The Teller's "Super" Bomb. After The War, Goeppert Mayer Became A Voluntary Associate Professor Of Physics At The University Of Chicago (Where Teller And Her Husband Worked) And A Senior Physicist At The Nearby Argonne National Laboratory. She Developed A Mathematical Model For The Structure Of Nuclear Shells, For Which She Was Awarded The Nobel Prize In Physics In 1963, Which She Shared With J. Hans D. Jensen And Eugene Wigner. In 1960, She Was Appointed Full Professor Of Physics At The University Of California At San Diego. Ware¿S Participation In A Classified World War Ii Project To Identify Friendly Aircraft Led The Mathematician John Von Neumann To Recruit Him To Help Develop A Computer At The Institute For Advanced Study In Princeton, N.J., In 1946. That Machine Was Not The First Digital Computer, But It Was Based On A Set Of Design Ideas Described By Dr. Von Neumann That Were Broadly Influential ¿ First On The Design Of Computers Built By Scientists Around The World, And Then On An Early Ibm Computer Known As The 701. Many Of These Concepts Are Still Visible In The Structure Of Modern Computers And Smartphones. Mr. Ware, Part Of A Small Group Of Engineers Working On That Machine, Was The First To Try To Engineer Many Of The Components That Would Become Vital To Modern Computers. His Experience In Designing High-Speed Electronic Circuits During The War Was Essential To His Work On The Computer At The Institute For Advanced Study, Said George Dyson, A Historian Of The Project. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        For Whom The Bell Tolls - SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the Author, Dated and Located

      Scribners 1940 - A first US edition, first printing (with A on copyright page; in first state dust jacket), inscribed by Ernest Hemingway on title page to his friend (Cheveendo P.(?)), from San Francisco de Paula, Cuba in 1952. The book is in good condition with some rubbing and fading along spine an a circular stain on back cover - one previous owner's book plate on the front endpaper. The book comes with original first state dust jacket (unclipped with original $2.75 price), in good condition with some chipping. A very rare copy of one of the most seminal works of the twentieth century. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        For Whom The Bell Tolls - in superb dust wrapper

      Cape 1940 - A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1940. A fine book with some light off-setting to the endpapers. In a near fine unclipped wrapper with a little rubbing to the foot of the spine. A little soiling to the rear panel. In a collectable solander box. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        Dizionario di politica

      Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana fondata da Giovanni Treccani, Roma 1940 - Lievi naturali scoloriture ai dorsi, interni perfetti. Nel complesso ottimo stato generale di conservazione 830; 807; 595; 639 con tavv. a colori grandi ripiegate (carte geografiche) f.t. p. 4 voll 310x230 mm

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Giulio Cesare]
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        THE AFFAIRS OF O'MALLEY

      New York: The Dial Press, 1940. First edition. A fine copy in a very good to nearly fine dust jacket with some edge wear and rubbing to top and bottom jacket edges, some mild rubbing to spine folds. A nice copy, uncommon in jacket. (19658). Octavo, cloth. Signed inscription dated (1940) by MacHarg on the front free endpaper. A Queen's Quorum title, #95. "This is a large group (33 stories) of police procedural tales, each around four to eight pages long. O'Malley is a New York cop; in each tale he solves a mystery, usually a murder. Each story opens with O'Malley explaining why he probably won't be able to solve the case; then he solves it; each story similarly closes humorously with O'Malley's explanation about why he won't get any credit for solving the case. Most of the cases have realistic New York City backgrounds, ranging from the poor in tenement halls to rich people hanging out in night clubs. They probably served as a model for Ellery Queen's later series of short mysteries with realistic New York settings, Q.B.I. (1949-1954). Very few of the cases have mob or underworld settings. The stories are full of a tough, low key realism, but are not especially hard-boiled or in any Hammett derived pulp tradition. Whether rich, poor, working or middle class, the characters in the story are depicted as "typical New Yorkers."." - Mike Grost at the gadetection website writing on MacHarg and Balmer.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Inside The Whale - in the original dust wrapper

      Gollancz 1940 - A first edition, first printing published by Gollancz in 1940. Some light spotting to end papers. Some foxing to edges which are a little dusty. Very slight wear to head and tail of spine. Cloth dull with a few blemishes. The unclipped dust wrapper (priced 7/6 net on the spine) dust marked, with some creasing and rubbing. Spine of dust wrapper tanned. Some ink marks to rear. One crease to the spine and to the top of the front panel. Initially a review of 'Tropic of Cancer' by Henry Miller, Orwell moves on to discuss Charles Dickens and 1920s to 1930s literature. The biblical story of Jonah and the whale is used as a metaphor for accepting experience without seeking to change it, Jonah inside the whale being comfortably protected from the problems of the outside world. A very rare Orwell title, with no US equivalent edition. Gollancz published 1000 copies were published of which 'several copies [were] destroyed in an air raid.' (cf. Fenwick, G., (1998)). Copies in dust wrappers are exceptionally scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        Le Pays des Alaouites. [2 volumes]

      Tours: Arrault & Cie, maitres imprimeurs, 1940. 1st ed. Paperback. Very Good. Vol. I: maps, 418, [1]p. Vol. II: 105 plates of captioned photographs. Original wrappers. 31cm. Backstrips browned. Minor foxing. French text. At head of title: Institut Francais de Damas.

      [Bookseller: McBlain Books]
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        Kirchliche Dogmatik. 4 Bände in 13 Bänden.

      Zollikon-Zürich: Evangelischer Verlag bzw. Zürich: Theologischer Verlag, 1940-1979. Mischauflage. Originalleinen mit Schutzumschlag in Schuber. Im Ganzen gutes Exemplar. Teils papierbedingt leicht gebräunt. - BAND 1: Die Lehre vom Wort Gottes. Prolegomena zur Kirchlichen Dogmatik. 1. Halbband, 7. Aufl, 1955; 2. Halbband, 5. Aufl, 1960 -- BAND 2: Die Lehre von Gott. 1. Halbband, 5. Aufl., 1940; 2. Halbband, 6. Aufl., 1942 -- BAND 3: Die Lehre von der Schöpfung, 1. Teil., 4. Aufl., 1970; 2. Teil, 4. Aufl., 1979; 3. Teil, 3. Aufl. 1979; 4. Teil, 3. Aufl., 1969 -- BAND 4: Die Lehre von der Versöhnung, 1, Teil, 3. Aufl. 1975; 2. Teil, 3. Aufl. 1978; 3. Teil. Erste Hälfte, 3. Aufl. 1979, Zweite Hälfte 3. Aufl., 1979; Die Taufe als Begründung des christlichen Lebens (Fragment) 1967. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

      [Bookseller: Fundus-Online GbR Borkert, Schwarz, Zerf]
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        Farewell, My Lovely - true first edition

      Hamish Hamilton 1940 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        The Backward Son (In Superb Condition)

      Hogarth Press 1940 - The First UK Printing published by The Hogarth Press in 1940.The BOOK is in near FINE condition.A little ghosting to the spine and cover edges.Hint of toning to the text block with moderate offsetting and a little spotting to the end papers.Free from inscriptions, erasures and markings.The WRAPPER is complete and is in near FINE condition.A slither of rubbing at the lower spine tip.A hint of toning to the white lettering on the spine.The Robert Buhler designed wrapper artwork looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover.Loosely inserted is the remnant of a book society band which may have accompanied this title.The English modernist poet's first published novel, an autobiographical work about his childhood school experiences.The protagonist, Geoffrey Bland, is the son of an overbearing father and ineffectual mother who is sent away to boarding school at a young age.Virginia Woolf praised the novel in her diary (May 6, 1940).A very sharp copy of the author's first novel. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Photograph inscribed

      1940. Signed. BAKER, Josephine. Photograph inscribed. New York: Murray Korman, circa 1937. Brown tone photograph, measuring 8 by 10 inches; matted, entire piece measures 12 by 15-1/2 inches. $2500.Beautiful and dramatic original photograph of “the most sensational woman anyone ever saw” (Ernest Hemingway) in an evening gown by photographer Murray Korman, inscribed in purple ink, “A Monsieur Pierre Drassac, en souvenir de Josephine Baker, 1940.”Baker “became a sensation in Paris in La Revue négre (1925), renowned for her jazz singing, dancing and exotic costumes. Naturalized as a French citizen in 1937, she worked for the Resistance in World War II” (Columbia University Press). “Baker was the first black woman to achieve international stardom. Her success in Europe was a source of joy and inspiration to many African-Americans, and her example encouraged some to look to France for life beyond the color bar. When Baker, who continued to perform all her life, died at 69, she was given a state funeral as a war hero” (Foner & Garraty, 73). Old, inoffensive crease across bottom left of print. An about-fine, dramatic inscribed piece, suitable for framing.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        ARCHITETTURA anno XVIII fasc. IX RIVISTA DEL SINDACATO NAZIONALE FASCISTA ARCHITETTI

      GARZANTI, 1940. ITALIANO 0,2 Rivista mensile, numerose illustrazioni in nero nei testi e fuori testo, pagine lievemente ingiallite ai bordi e con lieve fioritura, coperta morbida illustrata, staccata dal volume, con fioritura e con usura e strappetti ai bordi, presenza di pagine pubblicitarie dell'epoca USATO

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        TUTTE LE OPERE

      MONDADORI, VERONA 1940 - I CLASSICI ITALIANO A cura di Francesco Flora, due volumi, dedica con firma appartenenza al foglio di guardia del vol.1, coperte semirigide in similpelle verde con titoli d'oro ai piatti ed ai dorsi e con lievissimi segni di usura ai bordi, sovraccoperte ingiallite ai dorsi e con piccoli strappetti ai bordi, lieve ingiallimento delle pagine con bordi superiori ondulati, anonime custodie in cartoncino ingiallito e con segni di usura

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        Le Thèatre Chinois

      Paris & Bruxelles: Labor, (c 1940). Chinese theatre examined in detail and illustrated by line drawings. Bound in original paper wrappers, 230 mm x 305 mm, 196 pages, 41 plates; a very good copy.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Autograph].

      circa 1940s. - SIGNED BY T. S. ELIOT. Textured red and black cloth covered autograph collectors book with various autographs, juvenilia, doodles, and a politically incorrect ditty. The (perhaps sole) highlight being a bold autograph by T. S. Eliot on an otherwise blank page. Some wear to the exterior, a very good example of T. S. Eliot's signature. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB]
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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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        Sammlung von 100 Original-Negativen zu Wehrmacht - Heer - Vormarsch Frankreich 1940 etc.

      Privatsammlung eines "Hans", 1940. Historische Raritäten eines am 2. Weltkrieg Beteiligten ///// Die Negative sauber eingeordnet und auf einem beigehefteten Blatt beschrieben wie folgt (in Klammern die Anzahl der Negative): 1. RAD-Entlassung (3) Wehrmacht-Ausbildung (7) /// 2. Wehrmacht-Heer (10) /// 3. Wehrmacht-Heer (10) /// 4. Wehrmacht-Heer (10) /// 5. Ausbildung-Heer (5), Vormarsch 1940 (5) /// 6. Vormarsch Frankreich 1940 (10) /// 7. Vormarsch Frankreich 1940 (10) /// 8. Vormarsch Frankreich 1940 (10) /// 9. Vormarsch Frankreich 1940 (4), In Ruhe (6) /// In Ruhe - Ausbildung (10)

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        The Long Winter

      New York: Harper & Brothers. (1940). First. First edition. Illustrated by Helen Sewell and Mildred Boyle. A bookplate on the front fly, spine a bit cocked, spine ends and corners lightly worn, an about very good copy lacking the dustwrapper. .

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        TARZAN IN THE FORBIDDEN CITY

      Los Angeles: Bantam Publications, Inc., n.d., [1940]. First edition. Age darkening to text paper with mostly mild foxing throughout, the first several pages a bit heavier, red pencil markings to interior of front cover, light wear and lamination pulls to edges of front cover (lamination pulls to front covers of these books are very common), mild edge wear to rear cover, some marks to lamination of front cover. Spine of book is very slight rolled. All in all a very good copy with a bright illustrated cover of a scarce book. (20144). Small octavo, pp. [1-2] 3-100, pictorial wrappers. Bantam No. 23. An abridged version of TARZAN AND THE FORBIDDEN CITY (1938). The first Burroughs book issued as a mass market paperback. Issued in the short lived L.A. Bantam series this is one of the few which had pictorial wrappers, all were issued in printed wrappers. Zeuschner 570.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Les jardins du Château de Gruyères en été. 2 peintures à l?huile signées.

      ca. 1940-50, - 53x41 cm, peinture sur toile marouflée sur pavatex, sans date (ou sous le cadre - non décadrée), encadrement baguette or. Avec cadre 60x49 cm. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        Elson-Gray Basic Readers: Sample Pages and Table of Contents.

      Chicago: Scott, Foresman and Company: [N.d., but circa 1940]. Oblong 4to, 15pp. With 12 color and black-and-white illlustrations. Self wrappers, stapled binding. Green and black printed top wrapper with several vignettes of small creatures. Yellow bottom wrapper printed in black. A fine copy. A rare pamphlet (OCLC locates just 2 copies worldwide). The first appearance of Dick and Jane in printed form, presented here in a prospectus format, printed prices on bottom wrapper for each book in the series.

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        Calling Dr. Kildare

      New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1940. First Edition. The second Dr. Kildare book, and basis for the 1939 film of the same name, directed by Harold S. Bucquet and starring Lew Ayres and Lionel Barrymore. First Printing. Octavo; chickpea-colored cloth, with titles stamped in red on spine and front cover; red topstain; dustjacket; 223pp, [1]. Mild wear to base of spine, some darkening to endpapers, and scattered foxing to title page; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.00), moderately edgeworn, with scattered foxing to flaps and some nearly invisible archival reinforcement along joints and flap folds on verso; Very Good.

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        BRAIN WAVES AND DEATH

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. First edition. A solid very good to very good plus copy, top edge dusty, slight spine lean, some rubbing to rear cover in a very good dust jacket, some edge rubbing, some chipping to upper rear panel, tiny chip to upper left front corner, slight loss to spine ends and corners. Uncommon in dust jacket. (10393). Octavo, pp. [1-10] 1-244 [245-246: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], original decorated green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in dark blue, top edge stained blue, fore-edge untrimmed. A scientist under observation in a sealed room is killed during an experiment in the Howard M. Ward Laboratory where a research team is studying the electroencephalograph. Shortly thereafter a second murder is committed under circumstances as puzzling as the first. The murders are solved by Inspector Noonan, a "practical" Boston detective. BRAIN-WAVES AND DEATH was published posthumously under the pseudonym "Willard Rich" a few weeks after its author, William T. Richards, took his own life. Richards worked for Alfred Lee Loomis and his novel was a thinly veiled account of a real-life laboratory located about 40 miles north of New York City nicknamed "Tuxedo Park." This "secret palace of science" was founded and funded by Loomis, arguably one of the most significant and unaccredited figures in the history of modern military science. Loomis, a world-class tinkerer in his own right, was a visionary who saw that technology would win the looming war-and indeed that an investment in "big science" would be the key to national strength in the future. Loomis went on to establish the MIT Rad Lab and later was instrumental in setting up the Manhattan Project. According to legend, Loomis had all copies of Richards' roman-a-clef bought up and destroyed. Obviously he missed a few copies, but the book is uncommon, especially in jacket. Hubin (1994), p. 678. Adey, Locked Room Murders 958.

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        Across Asia. From West to East in 1906-1908. I-II

      Bok. Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura. Kansatieteellisiä Julkaisuja VIII. Société Finno-Ougrienne. Travaux Éthnographiques VIII. Helsinki, 1940. ou. Två volymer: 741 s. + volym 2 c:a 300 s.: 53, 15, 47, 35, 35, 12, 5, 30, 12 s. Kapitlen är skrivna av framstående forskare inom antropologi och etnologi. De innehåller vetenskapliga bidrag och resebeskrivningar. Inbunden. Mycket gott skick. Skyddsomslag finns i gott skick. Författardedikation: "Till den vidtbereste vännen Generallöjtnant Oskar Enckell, ett anspråkslöst prov på reslust." förf. 1944. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Helsinki: 1940. 1st ed. 2 vols. frontis (portrait), photos, maps (including 15 folding maps at end of Vol. II numbered I-XIV and Index). Vol I: 741 p., vol. 2 around 300 p.: 53, 15, 47, 35, 35, 12, 5, 30, 12 p. The chapters are written by distinguished scientists in the fields of anthropology and ethnology and contain scientific contributions and itineraries. Hardcover in original linen cloth. djs. 31cm. Jacket on Vol. II has chips and tears. Both jackets are slightly browned. Stiff broadside "Donators" list laid in Vol. II. Author´s dedication: "To my widely travelled friend Lieutenant-General Oskar Enckell, a modest example of a roving spirit." The author, 1944. Mannerheim was born in the Grand Duchy of Finland, then a part of Russia, and became an officer in the Russian Army. He was ordered by the Russian General Staff to make the trip detailed in this book to gather intelligence about China or, as he describes his mission in the Preface, "to study conditions in Northern China, collect statistical materials and perform various tasks of a military nature." He traveled widely in China and completed his mission successfully. Baron Mannerheim prudently retired from the Russian Army after the Russian Revolution and returned to Finland where he was instrumental in establishing Finland's independence and then maintaining that tenuous independence at the end of World War II by accepting territorial losses and a host of other onerous conditions imposed by Stalin's USSR.

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        HISTORIA DE LOS ITALIANOS EN LA ARGENTINA

      EDITORIA ITALO ARGENTINA S.A, 1940. SPAGNOLO 0,66 Es. n. 2115, edizione speciale per Il Mattino D'Italia, foro al centro del frontespizio, pagine brunite dal tempo e con rara fioritura, illustrazioni in nero, il bordo laterale di pag.17 ritagliato, coperta morbida ingoallita, con fioritura, con usura al dorso e strappi ai bordi USATO

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        The Big Ones Get Away

      Farrar & Rinehart 1940 - Spine sunned, slight wear on edges, page edges very lightly soiled. DJ chipped at head/heel of spine, moderate edge wear, general light soiling, small creases on spine. new price stamped on front flap. 1st Edition/2nd Printing. Dust Jacket now protected in clear archival cover. Scans available. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE D. A. GOES TO TRIAL (Pre-publication Advance Review Copy)

      New York: William Morrow, 1940. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Very Good/Very Good. Octavo. A very good copy bound in black cloth with red lettering spine. Owner bookplate ffep, publisher's prospectus tipped-in front pastedown, lower front cover corner bumped. In a very good dust jacket with publication date stamp front flap, mild edge wear. 283 pp.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Humus and Decay: A Survey Composting

      The CW Daniel Company, 1940. Paperback. Used; Good. Paperback; English language; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; good condition. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1940 - 1940 Original Hardback Wisden, Ex library

      Hi, We recently purchased the Wisdens from the Bolton Library and were pleasently surprised by their condition, they are Ex-Library and have stamps etc to them but they are priced very low so a great way to buy a cheap hardback that may be better than you think. This lot is a 1940 Original Hardback Wisden in Good Condition, Page 353/4 is missing. Otherwise this Wisden is a very good book for an ex library. The boards are a touch dark with the odd mark. The hinges show some weakness and you can see the mesh which is very common for a '40 but they hold their own. Decent Gilt enough. The library factor are : Stamps to a few pages, stamps to page block and a white square fixed to the rear cover. Rock bottom price due to missing page. (Stated on first page).

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        FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT (1940)

      United Artists 1940 - Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 70 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, George Sanders, Albert Bassermann, Robert Benchley, Edmund Gwenn, dir: Alfred Hitchcock. Academy Award-nominated classic for which Hitchcock beautifully blended suspense, action and comedy. There was also a bold political statement, made just as the entire world went to war, that neutrality will not work when others are bent on war. This film, along with Rebecca (which would win many of the Oscars that year) made a huge impression on America during Hitchcock's first year of Hollywood film making. Gary Cooper and Joan Fontaine were the director's first choices for the leads played by McCrea and Day. This half sheet has a much stronger design than the film's one sheet poster, and it is always a frustratingly elusive piece to find. This poster has been cleaned and is in beautifully preserved condition, paper-backed with the strong center fold addressed with minor touch-up. Internal creases and minor edge tears have been addressed as well. VERY GOOD-FINE

      [Bookseller: Walter Reuben, Inc.]
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        Statistical Mechanics

      New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1940. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good + DJ. Signed by Willis H Ware. 1st Printing Xi, 495 Pp. Maroon Cloth, Gilt. A Fine Example, With No Wear, All Gilt Brilliant, And Just Slight Aging To Pages. In The Scarce Dj,Very Light Wear, A Few Small Chips And Tears. The First Separate Publication By Nobel Prize Winner Maria Goeppert Mayer, After Journal Publications Including Some As A Co-Author With Max Born. "The Rapid Increase, In The Past Few Decades, Of Knowledge Concerning The Structure Of Molecules Has Made The Science Of Statistical Mechanics A Practical Tool For Interpreting And Correlating Experimental Data.It Is Therefore Desirable To Present This Subject In A Simple Manner In Order To Make It Easily Available To Scientists Whose Familiarity With Theoretical Physics Is Limited...We Express Our Gratitude To Professors Max Born, Karl F. Herzfeld, And Edward Teller, Who Have Read And Criticized Several Parts Of The Manuscript..." A Fine Copy, Just A Trace Of Rubbing At Corners. Dj With Almost No Wear, A Few Small Losses At Corners, A Very Few Short Edge Tears. Ownership Signature Of Pioneering Computer Engineer Willis H. Ware. Maria Goeppert Mayer (June 28, 1906 - February 20, 1972) Was A German-Born American Theoretical Physicist, And Nobel Laureate In Physics For Proposing The Nuclear Shell Model Of The Atomic Nucleus. She Was The Second Female Nobel Laureate In Physics, After Marie Curie. A Graduate Of The University Of Göttingen, Goeppert Mayer Wrote Her Doctorate On The Theory Of Possible Two-Photon Absorption By Atoms. At The Time, The Chances Of Experimentally Verifying Her Thesis Seemed Remote, But The Development Of The Laser Permitted This. Today, The Unit For The Two-Photon Absorption Cross Section Is Named The Goeppert Mayer (Gm) Unit. Goeppert Mayer Married Joseph Edward Mayer, And Moved To The United States, Where He Was An Associate Professor At Johns Hopkins University. Strict Rules Against Nepotism Prevented Johns Hopkins University From Taking Her On As A Faculty Member, But She Was Given A Job As An Assistant And Published A Landmark Paper On Double Beta Decay In 1935. In 1937, She Moved To Columbia University, Where She Took An Unpaid Position. During World War Ii, She Worked For The Manhattan Project At Columbia On Isotope Separation, And With Edward Teller At The Los Alamos Laboratory On The Development Of The Teller's "Super" Bomb. After The War, Goeppert Mayer Became A Voluntary Associate Professor Of Physics At The University Of Chicago (Where Teller And Her Husband Worked) And A Senior Physicist At The Nearby Argonne National Laboratory. She Developed A Mathematical Model For The Structure Of Nuclear Shells, For Which She Was Awarded The Nobel Prize In Physics In 1963, Which She Shared With J. Hans D. Jensen And Eugene Wigner. In 1960, She Was Appointed Full Professor Of Physics At The University Of California At San Diego. Ware'S Participation In A Classified World War Ii Project To Identify Friendly Aircraft Led The Mathematician John Von Neumann To Recruit Him To Help Develop A Computer At The Institute For Advanced Study In Princeton, N.J., In 1946. That Machine Was Not The First Digital Computer, But It Was Based On A Set Of Design Ideas Described By Dr. Von Neumann That Were Broadly Influential - First On The Design Of Computers Built By Scientists Around The World, And Then On An Early Ibm Computer Known As The 701. Many Of These Concepts Are Still Visible In The Structure Of Modern Computers And Smartphones. Mr. Ware, Part Of A Small Group Of Engineers Working On That Machine, Was The First To Try To Engineer Many Of The Components That Would Become Vital To Modern Computers. His Experience In Designing High-Speed Electronic Circuits During The War Was Essential To His Work On The Computer At The Institute For Advanced Study, Said George Dyson, A Historian Of The Project.

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