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        Characteristics of the Rocket Motor Unit Based on the Theory of Perfect Gases (offprint from Vol. 230, No. 4 of the Journal of the Franklin Institute, October 1940)

      Lancaster: Journal of the Franklin Institute, 1940. First Separate Edition. Printed Wrappers. Very Good. 9 1/2" Tall. 454 Pp. Original Offprint From The Journal Of The Franklin Institute, In Their Gray Wrappers, Not Ex-Library. Gray Wrappers Printed In Black. Light Wear, Fading Along Edges. Frank Malina (1912-1981) Played An Important Role In The Beginnings Of The U. S. Government's Rocket Program And, Thereby, The U. S. Space Program, Through His Founding Role In The Galcit Rocket Research Program, Working With Theodore Von Karman And A Small Group Of Cal Tech Students And Others. This Early Paper Discusses Constant Pressure Motors Which Include Either Gas, Liquid, Or Solid Propellants (As Opposed To Constant Volume Solid Pellet Motors), And Is Of Importance As Later That Year Malina Is Credited With A Major Role In The Development Of Solid-Fuel Moteveral Of His Co-Workers And Von Karman, Was The First Or Second Director Of Jpl, And Later Started A New Career As An Avant-Garde Artist And Founder Of The Original Journal Of Arts And Sciences "Leonardo". Ownership Signature Of Mark Serrurier (1904 - 1988) Is The Son Of Dutch-Born Electrical Engineer, Iwan Serrurier, Who Created The Moviola In 1924 Which Became The Technology Used For Film Editing. Mark Was A Graduate Of Caltech And Went On To Work On Designs For The Mt. Palomar 200 Inch (5 M) Hale Telescope. The Pioneering Truss Design He Invented For That Instrument's Massive Tube Structure (The "Serrurier Truss") Is Still Used Today In Large Telescope Designs. During World War Ii, Mark Worked At The Jet Propulsion Laboratory Testing Jet Aircraft Engines. In 1942, Rolf Sabersky Worked In Mechanical Design On The Southern California Cooperative Wind Tunnel Under Serrurier And Hap Richards. After The War In 1946 Mark Took Over As President Of Moviola Co., His Father Iwan'S Company. Mark Re-Designed His Fathers Invention With Many Improvements And Ran The Company Until He Sold It In 1966. In 1979, Mark Accepted A Special Academy Award For Technical Achievement" For The Progressive Development Of The Moviola From The 1924 Invention Of His Father, Iwan Serrurier, To The Present Series 20 Sophisticated Film Editing Equipment". He Only Accepted After Insisting That His Late Father's Name Would Also Appear On The Statue. This Offprint- As Most Early "Arroyo Seco Group" Rocket Material- Is Quite Scarce.

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        How To Read A Book - The Art of Getting A Liberal Education

      Simon & Schuster, New York 1940 - No D.J. Blue cloth cover with black inset and gilt lettering on front cover and black inset on heavily sun faded spine with gilt lettering. Covers have staining mainly at the head with minor staining on front edge and foot of cover. Cover has minor corner bumping and shelf wear on foot including spine and rubbing on head of spine. AUTHOR SIGNATURE on paste down paper on FFP. Inside cover and FFP heavily tanned as well as back cover and back free page. Interior pages are lightly tanned, free of marks and tight to the spine. Spine is slightly loose from the cover. Book is slightly bowed. A 10th PRINTING, NOVEMBER 1, 1940. Book measures 5.5" x 8.25" x 1.375". WE SHIP EVERY BUSINESS DAY. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Das Heer im Kampf. Wandbilder für die deutsche Jugend. Herausgegeben vom OKH.

      Bruckmann München ( Ohne Erscheinungsjahr, wohl nach 1940 erschienen ) .Mappe mit 12 farbgen Kunstdrucken sowie Begleitheft mit 23 Seiten *Bildbeschreibungen*. Die schlichte Mappe in OKarton, Folio ( 51 x 38,5 cm ). Enthalten sind 12 farbige Kunstdrucke im Format 38 x 50,5 cm ( Höhe x Breite ) sowie das kartonierte Begleitheft in 4° ( 29,5 x 21 cm ). Die Bilder nach Gemälden oder Aquarellen von: Hans Liska, Eduard Thöny, Otto Bloss, Hans Alart, Ernst Kretschmann. Gezeigt wird: *Strassenkampf * ( Aquarell Hans Liska ) - *Sprung ans Feindufer - Sturmboote greifen an* ( Aquarell von Hans Alart ) - *Sieg* ( Ernst Kretschmann ) - Flammenwerfer ( Aquarell Hans Liska ) - *Batterie in Feuerstellung* ( Aquarell von Hans Liska ) - *Bunkerkampf* ( Aquarell von Hans Alart ) - PAK schießt Feindpanzer ab - Panzerjäger am Feind ( Aquarell von Hans Liska ) - *Schnelle Truppen Panzergrenadiere ( Jetzt Panzertruppen )* ( Aquarell von Hans Alart ) - *Sturmgeschütze vor* ( Gemälde von Otto Bloss ) - *Eisenbahnstosstrupp; Eisenbahnpioniere im Kampf* ( Aquarell von Hans Liska ) - *Vormarsch - Ein Feldpostbrief* ( Gemälde von Prof. Eduard Thöny) - *Panzerschlacht in Afrika* ( Aquarell von Hans Liska ). Die Mappe etwas beschädigt mit kleiner Fehlstelle am Vorderdeckel unten sowie kleinem Einriß. Die Mappe etwas angestaubt und stockfleckig. Die Drucke von guter Erhaltung, wenige gering an den Ecken angeknickt. - sehr selten - ( Offenbar nicht in deutschen Bibliotheksbeständen vorhanden ) ( Gewicht 1000 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR OKH, Heer, Drittes Reich, Wehrmacht, Nationalsozialismus, Zweiter Weltkrieg, Hans Liska, Google, Oberkommando des Heeres, Eduard Thöny, Otto Bloss, Hans Alart, Ernst Kretschmann, Panzer, Sturmgeschütz, Batterie, Bunker

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

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        JAPAN PHILATELIC MAGAZINE / January, 1940, Vol. 2, No. 1 to December, 1940, Vol. 2, No. 12 [12 monthly issues in one volume]

      Japan Postage Stamp Assoc., Tokyo, Japan 1940 - 8vo, A complete run for the year 1940. The text is in English and Japanese. A very scarce philatelic journal, which commenced publication in March 1939, and continued monthly issues until 1948, when it changed its name to Yubin Kitte. No copies currently listed for sale, and WorldCat does not show any institutional holdings. The International Society for Japanese Philately reports four volumes for 1940 to 1943 in its holdings, but only one issue (No. 3, May, 1939) from the first volume. The publisher of this journal, The Japanese Postage Stamp Association, was founded in January, 1939, with the support of the Japanese Government Postal Administration and Baron Takaharu Mitsui (known as the "Father of Japanese stamp collecting" and who was the first President of the JPSA). The binding of the bound copy which we offer for sale shows some wear. It is shaken, and the hinges are starting to crack but are still holding. Each of the monthly magazines is bound in with its title page, and each issue is in very good condition. Note: there are no records of this important philatelic journal ever having come to auction. Bound in purple buckram with faded Japanese lettering to spine [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: GREENFIELD BOOKS Ltd.]
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        Historia de la Segunda República Española .

      1940-41. . 1940 - Talleres Gráficos Sociedad General de Publicaciones. Barcelona. . 4 Vol. . 256+368+330+512pp. pp. Cuarto Menor. Tela Editorial. . Primera edición. Buen estado.

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Astarloa]
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        Old Routes of Western Iran. Narrative of an Archaeological Journey.

      London. Macmillan. 1940. Maps including colour map in pocket at rear, black and white photographic plates, 31 plates showing objects found, xxviii + 432pp, index, original cloth a little marked and a trifle worn in places. Library numbers in ink copyright leaf, recased with new endpapers, a few embossed library stamps. A clean and sound copy. Describes Stein's archaeological expedition during the period 1932-36.This book is among the products of Sir Aurel Stein's several visits to Iran during the 1930s for the purposes of archaeological and related research. These (and this book) are less well-known than his major journeys and excavations in Central Asia (Chinese Turkestan) from the first three decades of the twentieth century, together with the many publications resulting from them, but they are equally deserving of attention, because (as might be expected) they are zealously researched and written up, fully illustrated, and mapped. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 157745).

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom]
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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. 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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        Unsere Wehrmacht. Ein Quartettspiel

      Quartett, o.J., ca. 1940, komplett mit 12 x 4 Karten u. Deckblatt (zus. 49), 10 x 14 cm, hier mit dem meist fehlenden Orig. Spielregel-Heft! Illustration des Kartondeckels minimal fleckig, Deckel an der linken unteren Kante sauber ausgebessert, Karton stabil. Alle Karten in tadellosem Zustand, insgesamt schönes Exemplar! Äußerst selten. Inhalt: I Das Leben in der Kaserne, II Die Infanterie, III Maschinengewehr- und Minenwerfer-Kompanie, IV Die Artillerie, V Die Kavallerie, VI Pioniere und Nachrichtentruppe, VII Die Panzertruppe, VIII Die Luftwaffe, IX Der Führer und seine Soldaten, X Die Kriegsmarine (I) Die Flotte, XI Die Kriegsmarine (II) Die Matrosen, XII Wer will unter die Soldaten.

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        The Hamlet

      Random House, New York 1940 - 421 pp. The first book in the Snopes trilogy. A fantastic copy, soild and bright in a first state dust-jacket with a price of $2.50 and the list of available titles from Random House on the rear flap. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gerald W. Cloud Rare Books]
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        Military Operations France and Belgium, 1917 Volume I, Volume II, Volume III [Facsimile], Appendices Volume I, Maps Volume I [5 Volumes]

      Macmillan and Co. Limited; His Majesty's Stationery Office; The Imperial War Museum 1940, 1948, London - Volume I has modest damp staining to the boards and fading to the spine. The corners are slightly bumped and there are string marks to the top. Some red damp marks to the page edges and the endpapers plus an ex libris bookplate to the verso of the ffep facing a small ink inscription. The contents however are all in very good clean condition. Volume II is slightly rubbed and the lettering to the spine is slightly faded. The contents are in fine clean condition including the large folding map in the rear pocket. Volume III is a facsimile volume and is in fine clean condition. The Appendice has modest damp staining to the boards, fading to the spine, an ex libris bookplate to the pastedown and slight foxing. Overall however it is in very good condition with the contents fine. The map case has damp staining and fading but little wear. The damp staining extends inside but the maps, which are all present, have not been affected and these are in fine clean condition. A very heavy set for overseas shipping purposes. Sent from our bookshop in the UK. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cyclone Comics #1-1940-First issue-Human Whirlwind-comic book

      Bilbara Pub 1940 - First issue. Origin of the HUMAN WHIRLWIND Mister Q, Red Knight, Voltron first appearances. Kingdom of the Moon Pre-WWII superheroes Tommy Gun cover. Condition: FN-

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        Green Mask #1 1940-Fox-LOU FINE-Golden-Age First issue comic book

      Fox 1940 - First issue, pre WWII. LOU FINE cover. Origin story from MYSTERY MEN comics. Nice looking cover has a few edge chips missing. Wear at top and bottom of spine. Pages still supple, classic Golden-Age key issue that has not received the respect it reserves. Extra staples. Condition: G/VG

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        The Bride Wore Black

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 312 pp. Original blue cloth with gilt stamping. Very Good, no jacket. Tips worn, spine a bit sunned with a small dent, lettering a little dulled there. Internally clean. The classic noir novel, basis of the 1968 Francois Truffaut film

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        POWER THROUGH CONSTRUCTIVE THINKING

      Harper & Row, Publishers, USA 1940 - What is rather magnificent about this book is that it has a very old BOOK TOKEN pasted on the first blank end page and it is signed by three people. - The book token depicts a scene from a rehearsal of 'Twelfth Night' at the Globe Theatre. [A.D. 1600]. - A Shakespearean Play. - Inside the book token there is an inscription which reads: 'Let good digestion wait on appetite'. In appreciation: G.E. Owen, E.M. Fox & [J or T] Evans - Emmet Fox (July 30, 1886 ¿ August 13, 1951) was a New Thought spiritual leader of the early 20th century, famous for his large Divine Science church services held in New York City during the Great Depression. - Condition & Description of the book: The original dustjacket houses this book. Beautiful gold metallica, blue and black coloured design. Very lightly scuffed along the edges and natural folds, but other than that it is in a fairly good condition. Now housed in a plastic removable archival sleeve for future protection. - Boards are two tone. Cloth spine and partial cloth to front and back boards The colouring has faded and darkened on the spine. Silver gilt lettering to the spine has faded also. The boards remain solid and firmly bound to the inner page block. The very first blank end-page is missing. The next blank page carries the old book token mentioned above. - There are 281 pages and apart from light foxing and browning, the pages are in a very good condition overall. - END - Our orders are shipped within 1 or 2 business days. - Thanks for your interest. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Digby Morton skirt suit.

      Approx. UK size 8. Jacket in black wool with velvet collar and rayon lining with wide lapels and label 'Designed by Digby Morton/Made by Jacqmar/ 16 Grosvenor St., London W1, with matching black wool skirt with zip to left side and label 'Digby Morton/ Grosvenor Hill/ London W1' and matching black leather-backed belt; very good condition. This New Look-style skirt suit is too extravagant, with its wide folding lapels that give the illusion of a jacket front opening over a waistcoat, to have been part of the Utility Wear scheme and must have been worth a large number of clothing coupons. Yet it would have seemed worth the expense; Digby Morton (1906-1983) was one of the top London couturiers of the time. His aim was 'to transform the suit from the strict tailleur, or the ordinary country tweed fit only for the moors, into an intricately cut and carefully designed garment, so fashionable that it could be worn with confidence at the Ritz.' (DNB). He was also closely involved in the war effort, being one of the Board of Trade's approved designers for the Utility Wear scheme and the creator of the WVS uniform. This is an unusual collaboration with Jacqmar, the fashion house celebrated for its headscarves, and is a rare piece of 1940s fashion.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Trout Fishing in New Zealand in War Time

      G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York 1940 - No. 103 of 225 copies. Illustrations from photographs by Mrs. Pickard. 180 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. INSCRIBED. Original cloth-backed boards, faded. Very good. Inscribed by the author to Mr. John F. Dana Illustrations from photographs by Mrs. Pickard. 180 pp. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        [Photo Album]: U.S. Army beginning in 1940 including Hawaii and Fiji

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

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        THE AFRICAN QUEEN

      NY: Modern Library, 1940. First Modern Library edition, early reprint. (rear panel of dustjacket states "over 290 great titles to choose from") and the inside of the jacket lists 292 titles. Originally published in 1935 by Heinemann. Grey cloth-covered boards with same color topstain. Foreword for this edition by Forester. Droll inscription by Forester on the half-title page to actress/inventor Hedy Lamaar. "To Hedy Lamarr with love, even though she doesn't remember me, from C.S. Forester." Additionally the small ownership stamp of Canadian actor/author Alexander Knox is on the title page. Shelfwear on board edges, mostly at corners, beginning page toning; dustjacket with chipped corners, dampstain on front flap fold, minor soiling and toning. Good condition in a Good dustjacket with an archival cover. In a long career that included such films as "The Sea Wolf," "The Vikings," "The Longest Day," "Khartoum," "You Only Live Twice," "Gorky Park," Knox was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of President Woodrow Wilson in Zanuck's "Wilson." He was the author of six adventure novels.. Inscribed by Author. Hardcovers. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Association Copy.The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

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        Art Deco lady sleeping, facing right.

      ca. 1940s. - Airbrush painting. 34 x 29 cm. Signed in crayon. Framed and glazed. Pair with 04-1236 for $800.00. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        RADIO FANTE. Giornale settimanale dei combattenti in Albania. Anno I - Anno II.

      Ufficio Propaganda Truppe Operanti Com.Super. Forze Armate Albania, 1940. (Codice ME/9579) Collezione di tutto il pubblicato: 9 numeri consecutivi, dal primo nunero dell'anno I (2/12/1940) al quarto n. dell'anno II (27/1/1941). Formato folio (42,5x30), 8 pp. ogni numero. Bollettino di guerra, notizie d'interesse militare, vignette, propaganda, curiosità. Molte illustrazioni in nero e a colori, 6 numeri sono illustrati in copertina con bella xilografia a colori di Gianni Botta. Qualche lieve ingiallitura marginale ma ottima conservazione, 7 numeri sono intonsi. RARISSIMA COLLEZIONE. Euro 450.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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

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

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        AFFICHE PAR EMILE DESCHLER LITHOGRAPHIE LE CIRQUE A L'ECOLE DES BEAUX ARTS 1940

      - AFFICHE PAR EMILE DESCHLER LITHOGRAPHIE LE CIRQUE A L'ECOLE DES BEAUX ARTS 1940

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        Araki. Deutsch, Englisch, Französisch.

      636 Seiten XXL-Format: 34,5 x 50 cm, gebunden in Kassette das Buch verlagsfrisch und noch verlagsverpackt, eines von weltweit auf 2500 limitierten Exemplaren von Araki eigenhändig signiert, hier die Nummer 559. Nobuyoshi Araki (* 25. Mai 1940 in Minowa/Japan) ist einer der bedeutendsten Fotografen Japans. Bekanntheit erlangte der Künstler vor allem im Genre der Aktfotografie. Araki: "Dieses Buch enthält alles über mich. Es ist ein 60-Jahres-Vertrag gewesen. Fotografie ist Liebe und Tod das wird auf meinem Grabstein stehen. Der japanische Fotograf Araki erzählt anhand von Fotos vom Leben. Sein aussagekräftiges Werk der Ertrag mehrerer Jahrzehnte in Bildern ist auf 636 Seiten voller Fotografien zusammengefasst worden, die die Geschichte Arakis erzählen und die endgültige Retrospektivsammlung seines Werks darstellen. Araki, am besten bekannt für seine intimen, schnappschussartigen Bilder von Frauen, die häufig mit Stricken gefesselt sind (kinbaku, die japanische Fesselkunst) und von farbenprächtigen, sinnlichen Blumen, ist ein Künstler, der stark auf seine Emotionen setzt und die Fotografie dazu verwendet, sie intensiver zu erfahren. Von Frauen besessen versucht Araki, ihnen durch die Fotografie näherzukommen, indem er die Stricke wie eine Umarmung verwendet und das Klicken des Verschlusses wie einen Kuss. Sein Werk ist zugleich schockierend und auf geheimnisvolle Weise zärtlich. Als zutiefst persönlicher Künstler fürchtet sich Araki nicht vor seinen Gefühlen oder davor, sie der Welt zu zeigen.

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        COLLECTED ESSAYS, MEMORANDA AND LETTERS, (1913-193) [REGARDING THE REBELLION OF BRITSH INDIA, ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT]

      Kotgarh, Simla Hills, India: Satyanand Stokes. Very Good with no dust jacket. c1943. First Edition. Hardcover. c600 pages; 415 of various writings ranging from one to ten or so pages each. Pages are original typing [not carbons]. INDIA: : British Colony: : India Office: : Rebellion: : . Freedom Struggle/ A gathering of writings, memoranda, essays and letters regarding the state of India under British rule. Mid 1940's. He dicusses customs, laws, and events that went into shaping the colony. Stokes (16 August 1882 - 14 May 1946) was an American who settled in India and participated in the Indian Independence Movement. Begar' (forcible labour) was prevalent in Shimla hills at that time. Under the ‘begar' system the local Rajas and the Britishers forced the poor and ignorant hill men to do free labour although they were required by law to be paid. He was a social reformer and educationalist of some note. Due to his ceaseless campaiging, letters and approachs to those in power this was eventually eliminated from the Shimla Hills. He was reputedly the only American to participate in the Freedom Struggle of India. Mr. Stokes was charged of sedition and promoting hatred against the British government and served prison time. In one his articles Mahatma Gandhi praised the efforts of Mr. Stokes and said that Mr. Stokes was the first American to go to jail for India's freedom struggle. An intriguing look into the early mechanics of India's eventual emancipation. He played a prominent role in freeing India. This is an original typed manuscript produced by this firebrand. The whole written in Englash language text. The book is in Good condition with a leather spine over vloth boards. 13.25 x 8.25: 7 pounds. One memoranda was printed and submitted to Punjab Conress and is included with original wraps. Binding firm. Biographies of Stokes were written by several authors including Asha Sharma; Nandini Sharma, Lloyd Rudolph and Lyn Miller. Stokes was the author of 'National self-realisation and other essays. ' This was published after his death. ; 7 .

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        SYNTHETIC MEN OF MARS ..

      Tarzana, California: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Publishers, [1940].. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-6 [7-8] 9-315 [316: blank], five inserted plates with illustrations by John Coleman Burroughs, original blue cloth, front and spine panel stamped in orange, top edge stained red. First edition. Ninth book of the Mars series. Heins SMM-1. A fine copy in near fine first state (laminated) pictorial dust jacket with some fading to red title lettering and design on spine panel. Also included is a fine promotional dust jacket sent to booksellers in advance of the book to solicit orders. (#136635)

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        Program signed

      , 1940. 1940. Signed. SUPREME COURT. Program signed. [Washington]: (Government Printing Office), 1940. Octavo, cord-bound with tassel as issued, original printed self-wrappers; pp. 5. $5000.Original program for the sesquicentennial celebration of the Supreme Court of the United States, February 1, 1940, presentation copy, signed by all nine justices of the Court, additionally inscribed on the front wrapper by Justice Owen J. Roberts: ""To Owen Roberts Hamilton from his affectionate grandad. 2/7/40.""This program commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Supreme Court. In addition to the engraved front wrapper, it also features a gilt and color seal, and a complete list of Chief and Associate Justices of the Court. The program is signed by the entirety of the Supreme Court in 1940, led by Chief Justice Hughes and filled out by Associate Justices McReynolds, Stone, Roberts, Black, Reed, Frankfurter, Douglas, and Murphy. Stone would ultimately succeed Hughes just one year later. Associate Justice Owen J. Roberts has also inscribed this copy to his grandson. Fine condition, most rare and desirable signed by the entire Supreme Court and additionally inscribed by Roberts.

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        Pat the Bunny

      Simon and Schuster, 1940. The first edition, in the original box. This is the second state of the first edition, with the button box instead of the ball. 12mo, (4 1/8" wide x 5 3/8), pictorial boards, Near fine in very good publisher's box (worn) and fine custom-made collector's slipcase. A now classic book, illustrated in color. Every other page offers a different activity for the youngest child to enjoy and TOUCH (7 in all). It was partly an experiment in using interactive elements in a book, which was unusual at the time. This is the very rare second issue of this iconic title, with a box of buttons replacing a ball that was designed to squeak when the child pressed it. Because it malfunctioned most of the time, the ball was replaced with a box of real buttons. This copy has the box of buttons. The mirror in the first issue was also later replaced with scented flowers. This copy has the flowers. This is one of the rarest of all modern picture books, especially in the original box. See Bader p.238- 9. Housed in a custom-made slipcase.

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        Double Detective-June 1940-Red Star-Green Lama issue-pulp detective stories-VF

      Red Star 1940 - -Green Lama issue -Features the famous story "Babies For Sale" -Rare, very desirable pulp -One of the few pulp heroes who also appeared in comics Condition: VF

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        Original set design for La Locandiera by Carlo Goldoni

      Milano [?]: La Scala [?], 1940. Gouache. 40 x 56 cm. Titled, dated and initialed either M.B. or N.B. From the collection of Alma Law, the American scholar of the Russian theater. Couple of small repaired tears. La locandiera è una commedia in tre atti scritta da Carlo Goldoni nel 1753. The Mistress of the Inn also translated as The Innkeeper Woman or Mirandolina is a 1753 ... The play was also adapted into several films, notably Paolo Cavara's La locandiera and Tinto Brass' Miranda.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        The Geist relation, 200 years in America

      Valley View, Pa: [Printed by the Valley citizen, 1940. VG a tight and solid copy exhibiting no signs of wear. Blue fine woven cloth with gilt title on spine.925 pages illustrations (including portraits, facsimiles) color coat of arms. Christoph Geist (1717-1766), a mineralogist, was born in Wurtemberg, Germany. He immigrated to America in 1740 to take charge of a copper mine in Frederick Township, Philadelphia (now Montgomery) County, Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Anna Margareta (1724-1776), were married ca. 1742. They had nine children, ca. 1744-1766. Descendants listed lived in Pennsylvania and elsewhere. Also includes other Geist families. Some related materials to an ancestor are laid-in. No copies found outside institutional holdings, exceptionally rare.

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        The Wave of the Future: A Confession of Faith

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company 1940 - Small 8vo., black cloth lettered in gilt; slightly rubbed. First edition, fourth printing. A presentation copy, inscribed: "To Lois and Phil Jessup with gratitude for our meeting, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, April 1977," on the title page; with Philip C. Jessup's ownership signature on the front endpaper. ---- The recipient Jessup, a judge on the International Court of Justice and veteran U.S. diplomat, was credited with playing a major role in ending the Soviet blockade of West Berlin. Jessup was a U.S. representative to the United Nations General Assembly, as well as a member of the International Court of Justice at The Hague. He also served as a U.S. ambassador at large from 1949 until his resignation in 1953. During that time, he was one of the closest advisers of then-Secretary of State Dean Acheson. After Jessup was maligned by Senator Joe McCarthy for purported communist "affinities," General Dwight D. Eisenhower heralded Jessup's "devotion to the principles of Americanism." McCarthy's charges kept Jessup from being reappointed to the U.S. delegation to the United Nations in 1951 but President Harry S. Truman made him an alternate delegate the following year. A compelling presentation copy. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Ahi esta el Detalle. [Movie poster / Cartel de la película]

      Mexico, 1940. Movie poster. (Cartel de la Película). Con Cantinflas. Mario Moreno. 94 x 69 cm. Mounted on linen. Ahí está el detalle se convertiría en la película creadora del Cantinflas ... Ahí está el detalle es el resultado de un interesante proceso de investigación. Se trata de un cartel de mostrar real de la película.

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        Architectural Terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Text volume only.

      Lund, Sweden: C. W. K. Gleerup, 1940. Co-published by O. Harrassowitz, Leipzig. Volume 6 of Skrifter utgivna av Svenska institutet. This is the text volume only from a two-volume set. With CCLVI and 516 numbered pages, and with 43 B&W figures. Text printed by Håkan Ohlsson, Lund. With unstated limitation but almost certainly no more than 500 copies printed in the first edition. Principal text in English, with secondary text in German and Latin. Original plain paper wrappers in a soft gray-brown color, with fairly crisp black-stamped lettering to the front wrapper and to the spine. Spine perishing at the top inch and the bottom half-inch, but the wrappers remain largely intact. Moderate spine lean to the text block. Minor blemishes to the wrappers but on the whole clean and presentable. 12 x 9 inches. Deckled fore- and bottom edges to a handsome effect. Scarcely any age toning to the pages. The book is very clean, inside and out, except as noted. Errata slip laid in. A Very Good Minus copy. Very scarce in any condition. Note: the Plates volume contained 168 plates in a softcover portfolio. The plates were sold separately by the Swedish Institute of Rome. Arvid Andrén [1902-1999] was a scholar, teacher, humanist and poet. Architectural Terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples constitutes his PhD dissertation. A highly ambitious and comprehensive work, it is still a main resource in the field of Classical archaeology and is used as a reference tool by scholars and students all over the world. In addition to his important scholarship, he shared his love of Rome and ancient Italy with students and colleagues as Director of the Swedish Institute in Rome. His collection of Etruscan and Roman antiquities is now in the Museum of Cultural History in Oslo, and is in the process of publication.. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good Minus. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Unusual early Christmas Card addressed to Mr Stone (Dean of Windsor) and Miss Vidal, & signed (b. 1926, Queen of Great Britain)

      1940 - underneath a printed message, with a colour picture on the front titled, 'The Welsh Cottage' by Septimus Scott, 5½" x 4½", with a small blue ribbon, on folded white card, 7½" x 6½", no place, no date, c.

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        SIGNED Wartime Postcard of Prime Minister Winston Churchill, seen with his Daughter Mary.

      [1940s].. Photographic postcard, taken from a full-length image 'Enemy overhead Winston Churchill and his daughter Mary scan the skies above southern England, July 1940', boldly signed by the subject near the top margin. Some minor creasing and handling, autograph faded in part. Very good, in common mount and elegant gilt-bevelled wooden frame. Overall deimensions approx 13 x 11 inches. This classic 'Home Front' image shows the Prime Minister and Miss Mary Spencer-Churchill, both in battle-dress with steel helmets and field glasses, engaged in air defence duties. Mr Churchill is smoking his trademark hand-rolled cigar. During the war, Miss Spencer-Churchill served in mixed anti-aircraft batteries, rose to the rank of Junior Commander, and was her father's aide-de-camp on many of his overseas excursions.

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        LA COMEDIE HUMAINE. Texte établi et préfacé par Marcel Bouteron. 10 Vols.

      Gallimard, Bibliotheque de la Pleiade, 1056/1164/1121/1065/1154/1085/1090/1038/988/1175 pp, Paris 1940 - Volumes published from 1940 to 1950. Leather worn at spine and board corners. Spines repaired. Pages clean. Binding tight. Text in french. Size: 12mo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        China Tung Oil and Its Future

      China Vegetable Oil Company 1940 - 129 pp. some cover wear and discoloration, spine is creased with tears to top & bottom, owner's stamp on 1st blank page, the cover and some pages are slightly dog-eared, there are some tiny tears to the cover edges. The text is unmarked and the binding is good. The book is inscribed by the author on the 3rd blank page to Mr. & Mrs. Paul Tietgens. Contents: Foreword; The China Tung Industry; Trade Returns of Tung Oil Exports; Inherent Weaknesses of Chinese Production and Distribution; Potential Threat from Foreign Plantations; Interchangeability and Drying Oils; Compatibility and Synthetic Substitutes; Price: the Dominating Factor; Foreign Comments and Opinions; Conclusion 0.0 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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.

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