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        The African Queen

      1940 - The African Queen. ?First Modern Library Edition? 8vo., original grey cloth, dust jacket. New York, the Modern Library. The cheerfully incompetent dust jacket shows the African Queenin the river. Inscribed by the author on the title page ?Hilda Vaughan from C.S. Forester? Hilda, herself a writer, was also married to Charles Morgan, one of the stars of the literary world of the mid 20th Century: she was evacuated, with their son, to California, where she befriended Forester. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        Amazing collection of 5,000 different softcover books, published 1940~1972

      - in storage for 33 years! Amazing collection of 5,000 different books, published 1940~1972. Many are pristine, like new, with full original shiny covers! All are complete as published with full covers and were privately bought and collected. Mostly men's interest, including: Adult, Mysteries (Jim Thompson, too!), Science Fiction, Lesbianism, Slaves & Masters, Adventure, WWII Horrors, Teen Delinquency, Beat/Hip. The majority are 1st Editions! Many different publishers include: Avon, Gold Medal, Lion, Nightstand, Late Hour, Leisure, Dell, Kozy, Lancer, Playtime, Private, Brandon House, Compass, Graphic, etc. Lots of famous authors using pseudonyms (e.g., Harlan Ellison is well represented). Majority have girl art covers, including Bill Ward. In dry storage, neatly packaged for past 1/3 century! Will fill a van. $22,500 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquarian Bookstore]
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        They Don't Dance Much

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Near fine with rear bottom tip slightly exposed and name on front free endpaper in very good+ dust jacket with chipped head, wear and few closed tears along fore and top edges, tiny dampstain on back panel bottom tip. The author’s only book, an unjustly-obscure “country noir” novel acclaimed by the likes of Daniel Woodrell, George V. Higgins, Flannery O’Connor and Raymond Chandler. Quite scarce in its original pictorial jacket illustrated by George Kelley, ominously depicting the roadhouse/filling-station where the story takes place.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA ]
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        Flora Brasílica

      Sao Paulo: S. A. Industrias Graphicars-F. Lanzara, 1940. 1940 to 1968. Fascicles 1 to 12 bound in 7 volumes. 31.5 x 23.0 cm. 141 colour plates, 922 uncoloured. Vols 1 to 6 bound in elegant 1/2 morocco, gilt lettering, top edges gilt. Original upper wrappers and one lower wrapper for fasc. 1-11 bound in. Vol 7, fasc.12, in orginal printed wrappers, spine discoloured, slightly chipped and repaired. An excellent copy of the scarce complete work. Text in Portugese.. 1st Ed.. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Besleys Books]
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        Versos y poemas

      Alcancía, México 1940 - Ejemplar 401 de un total de 500. Firmado y dedicado por el autor. Grabado en madera de Francisco Díaz de León. Encuadernado de época en piel; conserva las cubiertas originales ilustradas. Publicado por la exclusiva editorial Alcancía, de Justino Fernandez y Edmundo O'Gorman. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: La torre de Lulio]
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        [Photo Album]: Haiti

      Haiti, Miami, Puerto Rico, Cuba, 1940. Near Fine. Oblong octavo. Sting-tied black leather over paper boards with "photographs" stamped in gilt on the front cover. 7" x 10". A collection of 30 black and white photographs affixed to stiff black paper with captions. Most photos measure 5" x 7" and 4.5" x 2.5". Very good with abrasions on the front cover, slight curling, and some rubbing. An assemblage of photographs taken in 1939 and 1940 on a trip to Haiti, including stops in Miami, Puerto Rico, and Cuba, as well as shots from abroad ship. One caption reads, "a new world awaits the first-time visitor to Haiti. Here, less than four days from New York, is a life, a culture, and a civilization so remote from any we normally know that only in darkest Africa can we find its prototype." The young adventurer and photographer remains nameless but poses with natives, even taking one picture of a naked child in exchange for a nickel, as well as "the amazon concert soloist," Elsa Bottroff in Cape Haiten. Also included are photos of Columbus Cathedral, where Christopher Columbus' remains were formerly held, the Maine Monument, and the Old Spanish Missiou in Cuba.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Babar and Father Christmas.

      New York: Random House,, 1940. Quarto. Original yellow-cloth backed pictoral boards, illustrated endpapers. With the dust jacket. Illustrated throughout by Jean De Brunhoff. Light wear to spine ends and tips, occasional spotting to text block. An excellent copy with creased jacket, sunning and rubbing to spine and a bit of loss to spine ends. First edition, first printing. This work was not first published in French until the following year. This is the seventh and final Babar book by Jean de Brunhoff.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        HISTORIA DE LA SEGUNDA REPUBLICA ESPAÑOLA 4 TOMOS. OBRA COMPLETA.

      Destino, Barcelona - 1940-1941. 256, 367, 326, 511 Pags., con ilustraciones fotograficas, Size: 23 X 16 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Reus, Paris, Londres]
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        BRAIN WAVES AND DEATH

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1940 - 8vo., 244pp.; VG/VG-; spine black and blue pictorial with white and blue lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price cut; dust jacket has some chipping to corners, head and tail of spine, lesser chipping to edges; small piece of tape on inside of dust jacket along middle of spine; pages slightly age-toned; teal cloth boards with blue lettering; LP consignment; shelved case 8 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 uncredited 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. Full-priced Rockville. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books, ABAA]
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        I HEARD THE DEATH BELL

      Doubleday Doran, The Crime Club 1940 - Minor wear to bottom edges of boards; lower tips lighlty bumped; otherwise a bright, clean, square, fairly tight copy. Bright DJ has wear to edges and folds with small tears and creases; foxing to rear panel; light water staining along rear flap fold. A nice copy of a scarce title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gene Zombolas]
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        Morder i Domkirken. Bound with Fire Kvartetter and Ødemarken og andre digte.

      First danish Edition, 62+ 52+87 pages sider, Pauluskredsen, 1940, Gyldendal 1955 and Westermann 1948, Bound in a very fine half calf with goldprint on spine The first with fine signed giftinscription from T.S.Eliot on titelpage. And "Ødemarken " in numbered ex. CXXXV Signed by T.S.Eliot and Danish poet(translater) TomKristensen, and Kai Friis Møller(Translater)

      [Bookseller: Andersens Antikvariat]
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        For Whom The Bell Tolls.

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1940 - First edition with the Scribners A of the novel that is regarded as one of Hemingway's best works. Octavo, bound in full morocco, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. In fine condition. A very nice presentation. For Whom the Bell Tolls combines two of Hemingway's recurring obsessions: war and personal honor. "This is the best book Ernest Hemingway has written, the fullest, the deepest, the truest. It will, I think, be one of the major novels of American literature Hemingway has struck universal chords, and he has struck them vibrantly" (J. Donald Adams). It was the basis for the 1943 film directed by Sam Wood, starring Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman. It was nominated for nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress; however, only the Greek actress Katina Paxinou won an Oscar for her portrayal of Pilar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Aus seiner Privatbibliothek !!! Der Geist des Weines .. Für die Notablen des Landes 1940 nummeriert und auf Büttenpapier mit vielen Kunstdrucken Gesamtauflage 800 Stück

      absolut seltenes Exemplar aus der Privatbibliothek des Statthalters von Prag, wurde nur an die 800 "Höchsten" im NS-Staat anlässlich des Gutenbergjahres 1940 verschenkt. Nummerierte Ausgabe auf Büttenpapier. Historisches Dokument der Zeitgeschichte. Fotos auf Anfrage

      [Bookseller: liezfuth]
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        Pastoral Poetry and an Essay on Criticism. The Rape of the Lock and other poems. An Essay on Man. Epistles to Several Persons (Moral Essays). Imitations of Horace. The Dunciad. Minor Poems. The Iliad. The Odyssey. Index. Edited by E. Audra and Aubrey Williams, Geoffrey Tillotson, Maynard Mack, F.W. Bateson, John Butt, James Sutherland, Norman Ault

      London: Methuen & Co. (1940-69). - Twickenham edition, 11 volumes in 12, volumes V and VI reprints, the others first editions, 8vo. Frontispieces in the first four volumes, 3 other plates, brief inscription to fly leafs. Original cloth, several spines slightly faded otherwise a very good set.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB)]
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        Le Zoo des Vedettes

      Parigi, Edizione Privata, 1940 - Album de 68 caricatures originales de George Bastia rehaussées a la gouache par l'Auteur. Préface de Marcel Achard. Album limité a 400 exemplaires tous numérotes. Exemplaire N. 52 / Album composto da 68 caricature originali, raggruppate in 61 tavole litografiche sciolte, colorate a gouache (cm 37x28). Prefazione di Marcel Achard. Tavola descrittiva coi nomi degli artisti rappresentati. Esemplare n. 52. Senza data. Il portfolio con le caricature dei più noti personaggi del cinema francese è dedicato dall'Artista a Ermanno Gurgo Salice, cognato di Riccardo Gualino, presidente della LUX, Società cinematografica di produzione e di distribuzione, sorta a Torino nel 1934 per volontà di Gualino. Nell'atto costitutivo dell'azienda il nome di Gualino non poteva figurare a causa dell'interdizione a ricoprire cariche pubbliche per dieci anni voluta da Mussolini. Anche in Francia, appena dopo il confino di Lipari, Gualino era ripartito proprio dal cinema, fondando una LUX francese. Nel 1940 la società fu trasferita da Torino a Roma. Conclusa anche l'interdizione a ricoprire cariche pubbliche, Gualino poté figurare come presidente effettivo della sua società. 4to (cm 38x29). pp. 8 + tavole. Dedica e firma autografe dell'Artista alla seconda pagina (Inscribed and signed by the Artist). Ottimo (Fine). . Edizione originale di 400 esemplari. . Georges Bastia (1904-1980), "il buffone della caricatura" secondo Marcel Achard, è stato un caricaturista e disegnatore francese. Ha  lavorato per Le Rire, L'Auto (vincitore del concorso nel 1920), La Rampe, Fantasio, Opéra. A partire dal 1936 ha iniziato a realizzare ritratti di artisti trasformati in animali, caricature confluite successivamente nell'album intitolato Zoo des Vedettes.  Tra gli altri sono raffigurati Brigitte Bardot, Simone Signoret e Yves Montand, Louis de Funès, Fernandel, Sacha Guitry, Jean Gabin, Juliette Gréco, Jacques Dumesnil, Michel Serrault e Jean Poiret. Fogli sciolti in cartelletta (loose as issued in original portfolio) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini ALAI - ILAB]
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        A Calendar 1940-41;

      Wiggins Teape 1940 - 12 colour plates; 650 x 460mm; (paper cover badly torn); in original dispatch card envelope dated 13th March 1940; Whistler & Fuller 649. An unusual 'financial year' calendar issued by this paper-maker. Complete copies are rare. (with PICTURE) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: BOOKS & THINGS]
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        Die Renngeschichte der Daimler-Benz Aktiengesellschaft und ihrer Ursprungsfirmen 1894-1939. 2. Auflage.

      Stuttgart (Ca ) 1940 - (30 x 23,5 cm). XVI, 452 (2) S. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen. Original-Pergaminband in Originalschuber. Beeindruckende und umfangreiche Festschrift mit detaillierten Angaben in tabellarischer Form über die einzelnen Rennen, chronologisch aufgebaut. Mit Abbildungen, Kurzbiographien und Auflistung der Rennerfolge der bedeutendsten Fahrer. - Schuber stellenweise leicht gebräunt und bestoßen. Der Band selbst sehr sauber und sehr gut erhalten

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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        LET US HAVE FAITH [SIGNED]

      Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc, New York 1940 - 8vo., vi, 78pp.; G+/G+; spine green with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$1.50'; dust jacket has chipping along head and tail of spine, 'H' and 'K' missing from authors name, all edges have some wear; small stain to lower front fore corner; lower edge of rear board has some bite marks, presumably mice, where part has been slightly chewed away, lower half of fold on dust jacket has been separated, with the damage occurring along the entire flap; price on front flap has been crossed out and a small stamp reads 'NET $1'; INSCRIBED on ffep by Helen Keller, in her block lettering; WK consignment; shelved case 5. Dupont. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books, ABAA]
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        Good Luck and Bad

      1940 - This edition is limited to 780 copies of which 750 copies are for sale and 30 are for presentation. This is number 686WE'RE HEREBY PRESENTING A SUPERB 'DELUXE' LTD ED COPY #9 (SIGNED BY 'P.B.') OF ONLY (30) 'PRESENTATION' COPIES HOUSED IN BURGUNDY LEVANT FULL~MOROCCO BOARDS W/ GILT SPINE TITLE LETTERING ALSO W/ AN ORIGINAL 'HORSEHEAD' REMARQUE DRAWING BY 'P.B.' INSCRIBED; 'TO DEBBIE WITH LOTS OF LUCK' PAUL BROWN '40 FEATURING (50) GLORIOUS 'B&W' FULL~PAGE EQUESTRIAN DRAWINGS THROUGHOUT W/ TRADE ED (GREY COVER W/ YELLOW TITLE LETTERING & BLUE HORSE SILHOUETTE) SHEET LAID~IN AT REAR! NEVER SEEN~BEFORE! FOR THE CLASSIC SPORTING LIBRARY/ PROVENANCE: THE SPORTING LIBRARY OF SEYMOUR H. KNOX (WORLD~CLASS POLO PLAYER & PHILANTHROPIST!) OF EAST AURORA, N.Y.!/ TALLY~HO, INDEED! Bookseller Inventory # TCC#53

      [Bookseller: The Cary Collection]
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        Original Autographs by Tessa Deane, Jack Allen, Claire Luce & others.

      London, UK: Prince of Wales Theatre, 1940. 8 X 10 inch leaf with Original Autographs by Tessa Deane (on recto); Jack Allen, Claire Luce (on verso), et al. From Autograph album with signatures by prominent stage actors, dancers and conductors comprising photographs, clipped signatures pasted onto album pages. VG.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        THE GREAT PARADER, CHIEF OF LONGVIEW

      Privately Printed, San Francisco 1940 - Light green paper-covered boards. Paper spine label. Frontipiece illustration of the great horse pulling a carriage driven by his owner Mrs. W.P. Roth. He was foaled at the famed Longview Farm of Loula Long Combs in Missouri in 1922. He may have been the greatest five gaited saddle horse of all times! Some pages are unopened at top. A scarce title seldom on the market and in nearly fine condition. 43pp. Size: Thin Quarto [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Glenn Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        50 Poems.

      New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce,, 1940. Octavo. Original yellow cloth, spine and boards lettered in red. With the dust jacket. Ownership inscription to front pastedown, publisher's review slip pasted to front free endpaper. A small superficial mark to front cover, an excellent copy in a slightly creased dust jacket. First edition, first printing, of Cumming's 50 Poems. This is a review copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        La Monadologia

      LA NUOVA ITALIA EDITRICE, FIRENZE 1940 - Pensatori antichi e moderni ITALIANO A cura di Ernesto Codignola. Introduzione e commento di Emilio Boutroux. Volume della collana Pensatori antichi e moderni. Pagine lievemente ingiallite, con alcune fioriture e non ben rifilate.Le pagine di rispetto fino alla pagina della nota introduttiva ancora intonse.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Archive of Hundreds of Manuscript, Handwritten Scraps, and Typed Pages

      [No Publisher] [1940], [No Place] - An extensive collection of the poems of Frances Frost. Frances Frost (August 3, 1905 - February 11, 1959) was an American poet, novelist and the mother of poet Paul Blackburn. This collection contains hundreds of typed pages of poetry as well as clippings of published poems from newspapers and literary magazines dating from the early 1930's to the late 1940's. Many of the typed pages indicate that they have been copied from another source. The vast majority of the poems are by Frances Frost, but a few poems are attributed to other poets, such as a handwritten copy of Ballad of the Bloodthirsty Reader by Ethel Jacobson, indicated at bottom of page: Sat. Rev. of Lit. 10-27, 45. There are also contemporary newspaper clippings about Frances Frost that date mostly from the 30's and during World War Two (including a wedding announcement for her second marriage). The pages are in various states, but most are very good quality. The cache of papers is held in an envelope (mailed from Canada) addressed to a Dr. C. L. Hubbs of the Scripps Institution in California, though there is no known or apparent connection between Ms. Frost and Dr. Hubbs (who was a well-known ichthyologist). A known photocopy of Ms. Frost's handwriting is similar enough to the handwritten items in this collection to warrant further study, and may indicate that these pieces were her personal notes, copies and compositions. Some of the poems may be original unpublished works; Frances Frost published four books of poetry during the 30's and wrote and published many more children's books throughout the 1940's and 1950's. Her poetry was published in numerous magazines including The New Yorker, Harpers, The Saturday Review, as well as numerous newspapers. Among the hundreds of poems in this collection, the typed pages include the poems: Poem for an Autumn Morning? Return,? Pattern of Summer, Verge, Poem for the Body, and Voice for the April Dusk. Many handwritten poems are also included; some are incomplete and without titles, while some are complete; including the poems: Rebellion, To a Light-Hearted Love, Maine Island, and Old Pasture.

      [Bookseller: Yesterday's Gallery, ABAA]
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        Gamiani ou Deux Nuits d'Excès

      - Au Profit exclusif des "Vrais Amateurs Romantiques" s.d 1940. Petit in-4° en feuilles , sous chemise muette(quelques rousseurs éparses). 20 lithographies en couleurs "libres" hors texte, et 13 lithographies en noir in texte de BERTHOMME SAINT ANDRÉ. Tirage limité à 697 exemplaires. Un des 444 sur vélin de Rives avec une suite en couleurs des hors texte, une suite des in texte en noir avec grandes remarques ainsi qu'une suite des planches en noir refusées. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie In-Quarto]
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        Scarlatti

      Verona, Officina Bodoni, 1940 - Discorso tenuto il 15 settembre 1940-XVIII nella Sala del Mappamondo in Siena per l'Accademia Musicale Chigiana. 8vo. pp. 32. Dedica e firma autografe dell'Autore (Inscribed and signed by the Author). Molto buono (Very Good). . Prima edizione di 200 es. numerati (First Edition). . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini ALAI - ILAB]
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        Five Young American Poets

      New Directions, Norfolk, Connecticut 1940 - First edition. Fine in modestly age-toned very good or better dustwrapper. The first commercial book appearance of these five poets, preceding Berryman's and Jarrell's own separate first books by two years. Inscribed by John Berryman to a philosophy professor at Columbia University: "To Irwin Edman: On page 45, a paper on aesthetics long overdue. with sincere regard, John Berryman. Boston 18 Oct 1941." Laid in is the front of the original mailing parcel hand-addressed by Berryman to Edman, with his name repeated in the return address. Page 45 contains Berryman's introduction to the selection of his poems entitled "A Note on Poetry." Both Edman and Berryman both belonged to the Boar's Head Society at Columbia, a social group devoted to poetry. Berryman graduated from Columbia in 1936, so, indeed, his paper (whatever it was) was long overdue. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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

      New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1940 - Octavo. Original yellow cloth, spine and boards lettered in red. With the dust jacket. Ownership inscription to front pastedown, publisher's review slip pasted to front free endpaper. A small superficial mark to front cover, an excellent copy in a slightly creased dust jacket. First edition, first printing, of Cumming's 50 Poems. This is a review copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Scarlatti

      Officina Bodoni. Discorso tenuto il 15 settembre 1940-XVIII nella Sala del Mappamondo in Siena per l'Accademia Musicale Chigiana. 8vo. pp. 32. Dedica e firma autografe dell'Autore (Inscribed and signed by the Author). Molto buono (Very Good). . Prima edizione di 200 es. numerati (First Edition). .

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini]
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        Fishing Village, Maine.

      Robinhood, Me., ca. late 1940s. - Watercolor. 14 x 21 inches. Signed.Provenance: Estate of the artist. Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1919, Jason Schoener came from a family of distinguished American artists. He was the nephew of sculptor/painter William Zorach and his wife, painter Marguerite Zorach. Beginning in 1939, Schoener spent his summers at the Zorach family farm in Georgetown, Me., where he studied art with his Uncle William. After service in the Pacific during WWII, Schoener served as an instructor, department chairman, and dean at California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA. Schoener's other teaching assignments included Mills College in Oakland, California, and the Athens Technological Institute in Greece. Meanwhile, Schoener continued to use his Georgetown and then Robinhood homes Me. as a summer studio. Over the span of almost two decades, Schoener had several solo exhibitions at the Midtown Gallery on East 57th Street in New York City. His works are in many museum and private collections, including the Oakland Museum and the Whitney Museum in New York. He died in 1997. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        [Photo Album]: Ham Operators from Around the World 1940-1941 collected by a North Carolina Operator

      Near Fine. Large oblong quarto. String-tied quarter leather and cork over boards with "Photographs" in gilt. 210 images, mostly gelatin silver, in a wide variety of sizes, mostly larger but one as small as .75" x 1" to as large as 8" x 10". Small scrape on front board, near fine, internally the images are fine. Well-captioned in white album ink identifying the subjects and their locations. Compiled by a ham radio operator, the album begins with a large group shot of radio operators with badges dated in 1940. Several following shots are from Newton, North Carolina, the compiler's home town, the photos are taken from "Skipper" presumably the compiler's car. These are followed by images of many individual operators, some taken in person at meetings at Canobie Lake, New Hampshire and Rosenberg, Texas; and several others seem to have been sent to the compiler from operators from Cincinnati, Galveston, Indiana, New Zealand, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New England, California, and many other locations. A nicely composed album of a specific type of community in a very narrow time period from late 1940 to mid-Summer 1941.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Autograph letter signed ("Carl) to Western artist Ed Borein, discussing the situation in Europe

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        The Witch in the Wood

      Collins. London: Collins, 1940, 1940. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine in green. With the dust jacket. A very good clean copy in a complete but in places worn dust wrapper. Line-drawing chapter head- and tailpieces. not price clipped. First English edition, first impression, of White's second Arthurian book. This edition is preceded by the American edition published in 1939. Wear to wrapper on front edges including a 1 inch tear. Crease to top corner of front panel of wrapper. Wrapper complete and book in unusually clean condition. Overall book is VERY GOOD+ and wrapper just about VERY GOOD.  . Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1940.

      [Bookseller: The Plantagenet King]
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        Popeye a tengerész kalandjai 15 képben. [Adventures of Popeye the Sailor in 15 Acts.]

      [Hungary] 1940 - Unique, handmade, drawn and color painted booklet. Stitched. Private Popeye-themed, pornographic cartoon. Fifteen drawn and tinted images, showing Popeye in various pornographic scenes. Corners bumbed. Overall in very good condition. Unique, handmade, drawn and color painted booklet.

      [Bookseller: Földvári Books]
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        LADY'S LADY. (SIGNED)

      House of Field, 1940. - FIRST EDITION in dust jacket;SIGNED & INSCRIBED by Bell on the FFEP; unusual with the text printed on 'baby blue' colored paper. The book has light soiling to the yellow boards. The unclipped dust jacket has a closed tear along the bottom spine fold and some minor edge wear. Brooker calls this 'fantastical and pornographic,' a Candide-like tale of a young woman in Hollywood. Uncommon. See and Brooker. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Monroe Stahr Books]
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        Twilight in Delhi

      The Hogarth Press 1940 - Ali had difficulty getting this published until E.M.Forster intervened with the censors and Virginia Woolf who owned The Hogarth Press was willing to publish it. It is about India’s changing social, political and cultural climate following colonialism. It is the first novel by a Muslim ever to be published in English. Good condition hardcover with blue cloth boards and silver gilt title to spine, some minor wear, slight fading to cloth at spine, has been well kept. Binding and text block are tight, edges tanned with some slight marks/foxing, consistent with age. Text remains clear and bright throughout. A very special copy in very good condition for age. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Revival Books Ltd]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1940 - 1940 Original Hardback Wisden

      1940. Hi, This lot is a 1940 Original Hardback Wisden in Good Condition, This Wisden has had the gilt to the front and spine restored and the hinges repaired. Otherwise this Wisden is a nice 1940. Clean pages and tightly bound but some marks to the inside front cover.

      [Bookseller: Wisdenshop.com]
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        The Ox-Bow Incident SIGNED

      Random House, New York, 1940 - First edition, first issue, Random House New York 1940. Signed and inscribed by the author "For Ingle Barr - with all good wishes and in hopes of staying out of the 'Dog House.' Walter V.T. Clark Remo, Nevada" on half-title. Original tan cloth lettered in gilt and blue on spine, minor browning to endpapers, dust-jacket with tiny rubbing at ends of spine but a Fine copy overall with a charming and amusing inscription.Ingle Barr was a Southern California book collector. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Finecopy ABA]
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        Archive of Over 50 Manuscript WWII Letters.

      North Ireland, Sussex, Buckinghamshire, 1940-1944, 1940. Archive of over 50 manuscript signed letters by Major Cyril James "Jim" Lear, a British newspaper journalist and Major in the Royal Berkshire Regiment (his army number 6897312). 8vo. Single leafs, regiment stationery featuring the regiment's China Dragon insignia, measuring approximately 11,5 x 17,5 cm, at least half of which are in their original covers measuring approximately 12 x 9,5 cm and featuring censorship stamps. Together with 4 army documents pertaining to his transfer to the Royal Berkshire Regiment in 1940, one photographic string-tied Christmas greeting card issued for use by the regiment officers in 1941, and one portrait photograph. Army documents creased, otherwise the lot in very good condition. Cyril James Lear (1911-1987) was a British newspaper editor, who served with the Royal Army during World War II. On 18 April 1939 he was enlisted as a rifleman with the Queen's Westminsters. He obtained a commission as a Major in the Royal Berkshire Regiment in September 1940. The present stationery suggests that he was attached to the sixth battalion. Glimpses of army duty and camp life during the Second World War are dispersed in Lear's affectionate letters to his wife. Over the four year span he reveals the dangers of travel, his concerns for the welfare of his family, worry for the civilians of Plymouth during the Blitz. He shares both heart-warming and distressing encounters with some of the local folks in Ireland.. Manuscript.

      [Bookseller: Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts, ]
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        FAREWELL, MY LOVELY

      Alfred A. Knopf 1940 - Type: Book 275 pp., burnt orange cloth bdg. with dark blue-stamped titling on front board & spine, tec. (slight shelf wear at edges spine & corners boards, light shelf wear, pages slightly yellowed at edges, a tight & super clean copy) In custom-made high gauge mylar DJ.Please contact us directly for a full description. Photo scan available upon request.Please contact us directly for a full description. Photo scan available upon request. Books sold to the USA are shipped USPS out of Champlain NY. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ODYSSEY]
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