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        CLOSE THEIR EYES TENDERLY

      Monaco: Editions Inter-Pub, n.d. [1940s?]. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-9 [10] 11-131 [132: blank] [note: first leaf is a blank], six inserted plates with surreal illustrations by Paule de Nize, original tan wrappers printed in red and black, all edges untrimmed. First edition. A macabre jue d'espirit of two 'bright young things' who embark on a career in murder for pleasure and profit. Very flip and cynical, satirizing conventions of formula romance; a cross between Ambrose Bierce and Charles Addams. Probably self-published by Robbins and apparently his last book, though credits page notes "To Appear Shortly / To Hell and Home Again." Robbins moved to France in the 1930s, dying there 10 May 1949. This book appears to have been published in the late 1930s or, more likely, the early 1940s. Locke (A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 183) notes he once owned a copy of this "scarce" book. Not listed in standard fantasy or crime fiction checklists. Not in the Eaton Catalogue. Covers a bit tanned, else a fine copy. An obscure, rare book. (#147710)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
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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)

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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.

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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..

      [Bookseller: Fosters' Bookshop]
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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

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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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        LIGHTNING RIDGE

      Angus and Robertson 1940 - Brown cloth with black titles to spine and front cover.Spine lightly faded,a couple of small paler spots/Dust wrapper rebacked with some old tape marks and residue.Heavy edge wear and loss top and bottom of spine and along rear hinge edge,price clipped.Blocl is sound and tight.No names or stamps etc.Frontis of E.W.Murphy and 9 photographic plates throughout text.Story of the land of the black opal.Lovely clean tidy book.Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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

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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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        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. Letters housed in a file folder, attached at top with two prong paper fastener. Age-toning & staining. Fastener rusted. Folder front cover chipped & detached. A VG cache.. 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.

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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.

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        MAN WITH NINE LIVES-1940-BORIS KARLOFF-27X41-ORIG POSTR VG

      1940 - BORIS KARLOFF. Rare horror movie poster 27x41 One Sheet Movie Poster. Theatrical release poster. NOT A VIDEO RELEASE, OR REPRINT! Excellent item for display. This Is original and was produced to be used for theater display and promotion. Don't miss out on this one! Condition is C6 . Folded. Some crease line separation, light stains in border area, small tape repair on back. Check the Image! Poster held up w/magnets in photo NOT pushpins. Condition: VG

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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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        Mein Kampf

      Zentralverlag der NSDAP, Franz Eher, Munchen 1940 - Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler. Hardcover. Original case. Published in 1940 by Zentralverlag der NSDAP, Franz Eher, Munchen. With magnificant city emblem of Danzig ! Very good condition. Leather spine. 781 pages. Very rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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]

      [Bookseller: Ashton Rare Books ABA (Associate): PBFA]
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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, MILANO 1940 - ITALIANO 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

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Pagine Autobiografiche Pagine Critiche

      Carlo Signorelli editore, MILANO 1940 - Scrittori Italiani e Stranieri ITALIANO Volume n. 54 della collana. Scelta, introduzione e note di Balilla Pinchetti. Brossura editoriale figurata con titolo al piatto e al dorso con segni del tempo, copertina morbida in cartoncino con tracce di fioritura e residuo di etichetta adesiva alla quarta, distacco totale del piatto anteriore e del dorso, macchie di ruggine al frontespizio, pagine lievemente ingiallite con tracce sparse di fioritura presente anche ai tagli e ai contropiatti, legatura allentata

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Station Plan of Glendale, Los Angeles County, CA

      San Francisco, Calif.: Southern Pacific Company, rev. 1964. 1940 - Blueline print, 24" x 78". From Goodwin Avenue, San Fernando Road to Glendale Boulevard, Brand Boulevard along Los Angeles street, Los Angeles city limits, railroad tracks. With Los Felix Boulevard, Gardena Avenue. Includes names of businesses along and near railroad tracks. Scale 1" = 100'. With insert profile of track grade.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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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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        Superworld Comics #1 1940- Frank R Paul cover- 1st Invisible Avenger Scarce VG

      Gernsback 1940 - First issue. Frank R Paul sci-fi cover. 1st Invisible Avenger. Little Nemo appears. Very hard to find book. Small tape inside centerfold at staples, glossy with strong colors. Hugo Gernsback published the 1st sci-fi pulp, Amazing Stories in 1926 and went on to produce hundreds of pulps. The only comics he produces were the three issues of Superworld Comics. Condition: VG

      [Bookseller: DTA Collectibles]
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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 .

      Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Publishers [1940]., Tarzana, California - 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) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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