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        España aparta de mí este cáliz. 15 poemas por César Vallejo. Profecía de América. Palabras preliminares por Juan Larrea

      Editorial Séneca, México 1940 - Retrato del autor en frontispicio por Pablo Picasso. Rotura y despendimiento de tapa anterior. Algunas manchas de humedad. Texto íntegro. WE SEND (free of charge) video demonstration of the conservation status of the book. ENVIAMOS (a solicitud y sin cargo) video de demostración del estado de conservación del ejemplar. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Eduardo Martínez Moreira]
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        A pair of designer shoes, owned and worn by Jacqueline Kennedy, a fashion icon

      n.p., n.d.. n/a. "Pair of dark cream-colored high heeled shoes with textured fabric uppers, perhaps raw silk, and leather soles, owned and worn by Jacqueline Kennedy. Printed in green script on sock liner ""A Revette Creation"". Approximate size 10, well-worn. Provenance: James H. Boyer, Sr., US Capitol Police Officer. Boyer's duties included chauffeuring President Kennedy with John J. ''Muggsy'' O'Leary, Kennedy's top secret serviceman. Boyer had also been personally hired by Jackie as the Kennedy's handyman. The shoes come with a signed certificate from a direct descendant of Boyer's.Shoes from ""A Revette Creation"" have been around since at least the 1940's, known for classic styling and long-lasting workmanship."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Le miroir du merveilleux EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier

      Paris: Sagittaire, 1940. Fine. Sagittaire, Paris 1940, 14,5x19,5cm, broché. - First Edition, one of 57 numbered on ex Alfa paper well with his original photography only leading copies with 12 Lafuma. Cover illustrated with a drawing of Yves Tanguy, book illustrations adorned 7 André Masson. Nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 57 ex numérotés sur alfa comportant bien sa photographie originale, seuls grands papiers avec 12 Lafuma. Couverture illustrée d'un dessin de Yves Tanguy, ouvrage orné de 7 illustrations de André Masson. Agréable exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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      Paris, Editions Tardy, 1940.. FIRST EDITION 1940, text in French, 4to, approximately 280 x 225 mm, 11 x 8¾ inches, 32 plates in Phototypie Hors-texte and 85 illustrations, many full page, 148 pages, bound in modern quarter blue morocco, gilt lettering and decoration between raised bands to spine, cloth boards, blind decoration separating the cloth boards from leather spine. A very good clean tight copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Ride a Cock-Horse and Other Nursery Rhymes

      London: Chatto and Windus,, 1940. Quarto. Original pictorial boards. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece and 14 full-page illustrations (10 in colour) by Peake. Jacket toned and lightly soiled, a few chips, nicks and tears. First edition, first impression, first issue (without the dedication page). This is Mervyn Peake's first commission as illustrator and his second illustrated book, following Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor (1939); its success led to Chatto & Windus commissioning Peake to illustrate their edition of Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark (1941). His illustrations for these nursery rhymes have been described as drawing out "the darkest implications of the stories".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Trattato di architettura tipografica di Carlo Frassinelli

      Frassinelli 1940 In 8, pp. X + 228 con molte illustrazioni n. t. Tutta tela editoriale con fregio al piatto anteriore e sovraccoperta editoriale con qualche segno d'uso e riparazioni marginali. Edizione originale di uno dei pi? importanti trattati di composizione tipografica moderna. Di umili origini, apprendista tipografo, Frassinelli presto si interess? alle nuove tendenze dell'arte tipografica: bauhaus, futurismo ecc. A Torino?si leg? a Terenzio Grandi, autore del volumetto Futurismo tipografico ed ebbe relazione con F. T. Marinetti. Nel 1924 fond? la sua tipografia e nel 1931 inizi? l'attivit? editoriale collocandosi, anche per la presenza di collaboratori come Antonicelli e Ginzburg, nell'ambito politico - culturale gobettiano. Il trattato di architettura tipografica, pur presentando i pi? innovativi sperimentalismi in campo grafico (Storia, sviluppo e elementi della nuova tipografia), dimostra di prediligere i canoni della tradizione e dell'applicazione dei criteri di proporzione dell'architettura classica alla composizione del testo. Raro a trovarsi completo della sovraccoperta. ITA

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Coenobium]
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        La Fin du Potomak. [Signed / Inscribed]

      Paris, Editions Gallimard, 1940.. 19 x 12 cm. 195 pages. Broche. / Softcover. Bon etat general. Bon exemplaire. Couverture defraichie tachee, protegee avec jaquette en papier glace transparent. Interieur propre malgre le jaunissement du papier. Dedicace de l'auteur sur page de faux titre avec dessin " A Charles de tout mon coeur Jean ". / Inscribed by Cocteau and accompanied by a small drawing on the same page by Cocteau.. Parallelement a sa carriere de cineaste, Jean Cocteau poursuivit sa reflexion autobiographique en 1939 avec la Fin du Potomak.

      [Bookseller: The Time Traveller's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        "Blüthner" originales Farblithographie-Plakat ca.91x61cm (Darstellung/Image size) auf Kunstdruck-Karton (94x65cm) im Stein betitelt und bezeichnet; Emil Pinkau Leipzig um 1940

      . Das farbfrische, seltene und äußerst gut erhaltene Plakat hinter Glas in der farblich abgestimmten Leiste gerahmt (99,5x69cm)..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Niederbayern GbR]
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        The Wind in the Willows.

      New York: The Heritage Press, 1940. New York: The Heritage Press, 1940. First US Rackham illustrated trade edition. Octavo, pp. xiv, 190. Blue cloth covers with Toad dressed as a washerwomen drawn in yellow to front, red cloth spine with yellow titles. Light yellow card slipcase. Red edges. Slipcase has some loss of its paper covering along some edges and general bumping. Very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        The Trail of Beauty

      8vo. San Francisco: The Lewis and Dorothy Allen Press, 1940. 8vo., 47 pp. Quarter cloth, printed boards. Water-color illustration by Gaskin tipped in. A very good copy, label on backstrip faded Limited to 100 copies, of which this is number 96. The first book of the Press, written by Lewis Allen?s father and printed at their home at 2537 Larkin Street in San Francisco. Gaskin was Allen?s brother-in-law and a nationally known painter, once director of the San Francisco Federal Art Project. A rare book, only the second copy we?ve had in 40+ years and only 4 copies at auction since 1975 ($350-$900).

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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      - MAUROIS,ANDRE. FATAPOUFS & THINIFERS trans. by Rosemary Benet. NY: Henry Holt (1940). 4to, cloth, Fine in slightly. worn dust wrapper. 1st ed., PUBLISHER'S FILE COPY (on title). The Fatapoufs are fat people who enjoy eating as a major sport. The scowling Thinifers are the opposite. This is the fantasy tale of the Double Brothers who visit both lands. Illustrated by JEAN BRULLER with wonderfully bold color illustrations throughout. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        Farewell, My Lovely

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition, First Printing. Lacking a dust jacket. In Good condition. Light staining, edge wear and fading to cloth. Front end papers show previous owner bookplate, wear and staining. Inked date written on rear paste down. Pages are lightly toned, with several faint stains. First edition, as stated.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Gweledigaetheu Y Bardd Cwsc / Visions of the Sleeping Bard

      [Wales]: The Gregynog Press, 1940. Limited edition of 175 copies, this being No. 71. Pp. xi + 213, 27.5 cm x 19.5 cm. The frontispiece is from a Wood engraving by Blair Hughes-Stanton. Specially bound by Bayntun Riviere, Bath England in full, gilt-framed red morocco, top edge gilt. From the personal library of Canadian literary giant, Robertson Davies. In 1932 Davies visited the Press office with his father. There he met the founders, the Davies sisters, and Dora Herbert-Jones with whom he had a lasting friendship. His bookplate is mounted to the front pastedown. Printed in English on the rectos and in Welsh opposite. Very handsome, collectible copy. . Numbered, Limited Edition. Full Leather. Fine. Quarto.

      [Bookseller: Hugh Anson-Cartwright Fine Books, ABAC/I]
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      Simon and Schuster, New York 1940 - First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful copy. This ORIGINAL sophisticated dustjacket is vibrant in color with NO chips or tears. This First Issue dustjacket has the $2.00 printed price present on the front flap. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with minor wear to the spine and some repair. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. We buy Bemelmans First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Abraham Lincoln

      Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc. New York 1940 - Early Edition SIGNED by Ingri & Edgar Parin d'Aulaire on the copyright page. This ORIGINAL price clipped dustjacket has some wear to the spine and edges with the Caldecott Medal sticker pasted to the front panel The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy SIGNED by the authors. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        A Speech by the Prime Minister in the House of Commons

      London: Baynard Press. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION of Winston Churchill's historic speech before the House of Commons, August 20, 1940. PMM 424. ["Never in the field of human conflict was so much
 owed by so many to so few..."]. "If the Gettysburg Address is one of the most moving statements of democracy confronted by tragedy, Churchill's historic exhortations are its equal in their ringing assertion of democracy confronting the seemingly irresistible forces of tyranny" (Printing and the Mind of Man, 424). [London]: [Baynard Press], 1940. Octavo, original printed wrappers; custom box. Very mild toning and creasing to wrappers. Rare in such good condition.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Old Routes of Western Iran: Narrative of an Archaeological Journey Carried Out and Recorded

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1940. 1st ed. Hardcover. Near Fine. 31 plates (at end), folding map (in cover pocket), xxviii, 432p. Original cloth. 24cm. Tiny frayed spot near top of backstrip. No Jacket. The archeological travels described by Stein in this volume took place between November 1935 and December 1936.

      [Bookseller: McBlain Books]
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      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. First American Edition. First Printing. Octavo; orange cloth, with titling, zig-zag pattern and publisher's device stamped in blue to spine and covers; blue topstain; dustjacket; 275pp, [1]. Inscribed to a well-known bookseller on the title page: "James Pepper / from Eric Ambler." Topstain faded, with offset to pastedowns from binders glue, else very Near Fine. Dustjacket is price-clipped, with light wear to extremities and a few tiny closed tears to upper edge of rear panel; Near Fine. Ambler's sixth novel, basis for the 1943 film noir directed by Norman Foster and Orson Welles (uncredited), starring Welles, Joseph Cotten, and Dolores del Rio. The Dark Page Vol.1, p.2.

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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      New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1940. cloth-backed paper-covered boards, top edge gilt, slipcase. Limited Editions Club. small 4to. cloth-backed paper-covered boards, top edge gilt, slipcase. 244, (2) pages. With an Introduction by A.A. Milne & Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Limited to 2020 numbered copies signed by the designer, Bruce Rogers (LEC S-7 Special Publications; Great & Good Books, A Bibliographical Catalogue of the Limited Editions Club, A17); this copy is not numbered and has "out of series" written in and the initials "g.m." (George Macy) added and has an embossed stamp on the colophon page indicating that this is one of 25 Presentation Copies. This was apparently the retained copy kept by the press for their office set. Printed at the Walpole Printing Office (of Peter Beilenson). The Rackham illustrations are in full color and are printed on a different paper stock and mounted on separate pages. Spine of book is age darkened. The slipcase present is not the final one issued with the book.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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      (Quito, Ecuador): (Imprenta Gutenberg), 1940. First Edition. Leather bound. Very Good. First Edition. [1]-16, 21-100 pages. Pagination not continuous but complete (see note below). The first edition, second issue. Folio (10 1/2 x 13 1/4 inches). Brown leather binding with cloth tie at the spine. Embossed and in blind decoration with wrapped edges. 45 tipped in silver prints (photographs). Several have come loose but are present. Opposite each photograph is letterpress text in red and black describing the image. Bright and clean internally, with all but a few photographs with excellent contrast. The pages are crinkled where the photographs were tipped in. Leather bound. A stated edition of four hundred copies of which three hundred have text in English, and 100 have a comprehensive index in Spanish. This copy contains only the English text. The first edition, second state. A printed note at base of page 100 indicates "the negatives of the enlargements which were on pages 19 and 21 have been accidently [sic] destroyed. These pictures and text have been replaced by the enlargements found on pages 97 and 99)." We've been able to confirm that the replacement images are different than those in the First edition, first issue. The replacement page text is also printed in only black. A beautifully rendered album documenting scenes of Ecuador with images of people, industry, landscapes, and architecture. Genuinely scarce, with no examples in OCLC/Worldcat as of this listing.

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Sad Cypress

      Collins Crime Club, London 1940. First edition first issue in dustwrapper. Good only in original orange Crime Club binding with black titles to the spine. Showing overall wear, marks to covers and margins of first few pages, dusty. In original 8/3 dustwrapper showing minimal wear, a couple of 2mm tears, 3mm chip to rear panel light rubbing. Overall an outstanding example with NO restoration of the wrapper which would benefit a better book. Scarce dustwrapper in this condition. The dustwrapper is housed in a protective removable sleeve. 8947

      [Bookseller: Holybourne Rare Books]
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        Mounted newspaper clipping heading "Sports Pages Turn Back at the Fair." Relating to 1940 World's Fair Academy of Sports. Pictured are Mayor Jimmy Walker, The Babe, Mrs James Corbett and Ty Cobb

      1940 - Signed by both Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth. SIGNED BY BABE RUTH AND TY COBB. Signed by both Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Calling Dr. Kildare

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

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Cosway Style Portraits of Francis Bacon, Robert Burns, Henry Longfellow, Joihn Ruskin, John Greenleaf Whittier anmd William Wordsworth

      Bayntun-Rivière, [possibly Bath 1940 - Each in full blue morocco hinged case. 6 vols. Wonderful collection of six Cosway-style portraits of literary luminaries: Wordsworth, Whittier, Longfellow, Burns, Bacon, and Ruskin, housed in handsome matching morocco cases. Cosway bindings (named for renowned 19th-century English miniaturist Richard Cosway) were first commissioned in the early 1900s by J.H. Stonehouse, managing director of London booksellers Sotheran & Company, from the famous Rivière bindery, who employed Miss C.B. Currie to faithfully imitate Cosway's detailed watercolor style of portraiture. These delicate miniature paintings, often on ivory, were set into the covers or doublures of richly-tooled bindings and protected by a thin pane of glass. Cosway bindings executed by other than the original collaborators (Stonehouse, Sotheran, Rivière, and Currie) are designated as "Cosway-style" bindings-still splendid productions-by such esteemed binderies as Sangorski & Sutcliffe, Morrell, Bayntun, and Bumpus. Cosway-style paintings rose in popularity in the mid-20th century. These six intricate watercolor portraits of British and American authors represent the exquisite craftsmanship of the foremost binders of that period. Six miniature watercolor portraits set into custom dark blue straight-grain morocco clamshell cases, blue watered silk doublures Each in full blue morocco hinged case. 6 vols

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Margaret Mitchell writes an insightful and thoughtful letter about her dear friends? divorce

      Atlanta, Georgia, April 17, 1940. 7.25" x 11". "Typed Letter Signed on her personal stationery, ?Margaret,? 2 pages, 7.25"" x 11"". Atlanta, Georgia, April 17, 1940. Usual horizontal folds, Fine condition. The recipient of this letter, ?Edwin,? may have been Dr. Edwin Pain Lochridge, a longtime family friend of Mitchell ?" Margaret and his mother, Lethea Lochridge, had been friends since youth. Edwin was an intern at Grady Memorial Hospital in 1948, and coincidentally was the first to respond to the scene of the automobile accident that lead to Mitchell?s death five days later. The letter reads in full: ?Dear Edwin: As soon as I receive your letter I leap frenziedly to answer it to vindicate the fair name of our mutual acquaintance who you thought had disrupted the happy home of a mutual friend. I imagine it was the juxtaposition of the two names in my last letter which led you to this error. But, upon my honor, I do not believe she had anything to do with the separation and divorce. I do not believe she had seen him, until the last month, in two years. We?ve seen him twice since last fall, both times for long periods, and I?m sure that if your suspicions had been true we?d have heard something about the matter. As far as I could learn, there was nothing dramatic and nothing scandalous about the break. It was just the same old situation which had lasted too long for endurance. There was probably some last straw, but I don?t know what it was. Like you, I was profoundly sorry. When a marriage has lasted that long there certainly must be ties of deep affection and shared happy memories. Evidently the ties frayed out and snapped?"a very quiet, undramatic snapping?"but I wouldn?t want you to get the idea that our friend had been lured from home, because that isn?t the case. Dear me, what a torment letters are and how we would like to be with you and Mabel so we could learn in detail the things you hint! I hope we can manage it and I think you two are sweet to want us to come down to Longboat.?? Good Heavens, don?t tell me the Orlando newspapers are still interested enough in me to search your house! They should move their operations to Miami, for I have just learned that I have an island estate and a yacht there but, alas, I am not enjoying either due to the leukemia. I gathered these choice bits of information from the gent who wrote The Macmillan Company about the fresh entrail cure for this disease. Tell Mabel not to think of writing me now. I have some idea about what she (and you) have undergone since Doctor Burton?s death. Of course you must know how I love to hear from you but I don?t want either of you to write when you are tired and it?s a chore. I was afraid you had given up writing...I knew something of your circumstances. I won?t even try to write about it but I hope we can talk about it sometime if you feel like a discussion. I can?t believe your decision is final. I hope it isn?t, even if circumstances appear to be against you...? Love to you both, Margaret"

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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      New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1940. quarter leather with cloth sides, top edges gilt, slipcase. Limited Editions Club. tall 8vo. quarter leather with cloth sides, top edges gilt, slipcase. xxii,237; (v),238-536,(2) pages. Translated into English anno 1620, with an Introduction by Edward Hutton and Wood-cuts in the Renaissance manner by Fritz Kredel. 2 volumes. Limited to only 530 numbered copies signed by Fritz Kredel (LEC S-6). This copy has an embossed stamp on the colophon page indicating that this is one of 25 Presentation Copies.Designed by George Macy and printed by The Duenewald Printing Corporation. With "A Note Upon the Text" by Harry Carter. Issued as a Special Offering to members of the Club and being outside the normal numbered sequence (Bibliography, S-6). Filled with the excellent illustrations by Kredel. Well preserved set.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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        ARCHIVO ESPAÑOL DE ARTE Y ARQUEOLOGIA. Directores: M. Gómez-Moreno y E. Tormo y Monzo. Madrid, Centro de Estudios Históricos, 1925 (num. I) hasta 1937 (vol. XIII). Con ARCHIVO ESPAÑOL DE ARQUEOLOGIA, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, 1940-41 (vol. XIV) a 1971-72 (vol. XXXV). En total 35 vols. (completo hasta el año 1972), 4ºM. Enc. holandesa. Algo cortos de margen, alg. lám. despl. guillotinada por la encuadernación.

      - .- - La publicación de esta importante revista, interrumpida a causa de la Guerra Civil, se continuó a partir del año 1940 cambiando el nombre por el de ARCHIVO ESPAÑOL DE ARQUEOLOGIA.

      [Bookseller: Escalinata, librería]
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      New York: Ives Washburn Inc. 1940. First edition, first printing. Original green cloth with black card illustration to the upper board and titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A better than very good copy, the binding clean and square, the contents with a number in ink on the front free endpaper and a little tanning of the text block. Complete with the rubbed and nicked very good pictorial dustwrapper which has small chips to the head of the spine. Rare, exceptionally so in the dustwrapper. The book was later re-issued as ?"Confessions of a winning Poker Player?". "Few players recall big pots they have won, strange as it seems, but every player can remember with remarkable accuracy the outstanding tough beats of his career." - Jack King. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940 First edition, first printing. Publisher's beige cloth, stamped in black and red; in the original pictorial first issue dust jacket, lacking the photographer's credit to the rear panel, with an illustration of a mountain scene to the front panel in red, white, black and blue, lettered in red and white. Book fine; unclipped dust jacket with light toning to the spine, minor chips and closed tears to the panel edges, some light creasing to the otherwise bright panels. Overall, a very good copy. Hanneman A18. For Whom the Bell Tolls is Hemingway's account of the Spanish Civil War and was influenced by the author's experiences living as a journalist in Spain during the conflict. It tells the story of protagonist Robert Johnson, an American fighting for the republicans during the Spanish Civil War. Notably, For Whom the Bell Tolls describes the struggle of the Spanish people without glorifying the war effort. Along with The Sun Also Rises, The Old Man and the Sea, and A Farwell to Arms, this text is considered one of the author's best novels. Indeed, in his 1940 New York Times review, Ralph Thompson praises it as: "the most moving document to date on the Spanish Civil War," "the first major novel of the Second World War," and even Hemingway's "finest novel." As a 211,000 word novel, For Whom the Bell Tolls is also Hemingway's longest text.. 1st Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        The Earthly Paradise

      London: Michael Joseph Ltd.,, 1940. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine in silver, map design to front pastedown. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy with just a touch of spotting to rear panel of dust jacket. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      London: Victor Gollancz. 1940. First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Original blue cloth with dark blue titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good clean and bright copy, with a few light marks to the front endpaper complete with the very good lightly rubbed and nicked dustwrapper. A light area to the spine where a bookseller?'s label was one placed over the publisher?'s 7/6 price. Signed by the author in blue ink on the half title. Hubin. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Avon Reprints

      (Avon, Connecticut): Avon Old Farms Press. 1940. First. First edition. Quarter cloth and paper over boards with printed label on front board. A trifle soiled, very near fine. A presentation copy from the proprietor of the school: "For Mr. & Mrs. DeWitt Wallace with appreciation from Theodate Pope Riddle." The Wallace's were publishers, philanthropists, and founders of the Reader's Digest. An anthology of articles from various sources including William Allen White, Harry Emerson Fosdick, "The Yellow Man's Burden" by Matsumoto, Archibald Rutledge, Nicholas Murray Butler, etc., as well as the inclusion of the oft-reprinted "A Message to Garcia," written by Elbert Hubbard, a fellow passenger of Pope's on the Lusitania, and who was one of the more than a thousand casualties.One of the most fascinating survivors of the Lusitania disaster was an Ohio-born, middle-aged American female self-taught architect named Theodate Pope (later Riddle) who was with a friend on her way to England for a Spiritualist conference. The Lusitania sank in 18 minutes and the crew was unable to stop the ship because the steering mechanism was jammed, thus very few boats were launched and most survivors went into the water including Theodate Pope. Her maid, and her traveling companion, Edwin Friend, were both lost in the sinking but Pope managed to survive several hours in the water, although for much of that time she was unconscious. She later published her own very vivid account of the sinking in small editions - we've searched and never found either in over thirty years.Attending Miss Porter's School for Young Ladies in Farmington, Connecticut, she became enamored of this city's architecture. Despite being self-taught she received several important commissions, mostly for schools and private residences including Hop Brook School and Highfield (now Highfield Golf course) in Middlebury, Connecticut. Perhaps her proudest achievement was the founding of the Avon School in Connecticut, and aside from a hiatus during World War II when it served as a convalescent center for blind veterans, is still going strong today, nearly 70 years after her death. She also designed the buildings around the school, and is considered one of the first important women architects in America. More information is available about her at the website of the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame. She was inducted into the hall of fame in 1994. This is the first signed copy of any book by her that we've seen. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      Paris: Grasset, 1940. Fine. Grasset, Paris 1940, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - First edition of the French translation, one of the review copies. Binding to bradel in full black fabric, smooth back piece as red shagreen, blankets angularly restored preserved. Very rare autograph dedication signed by the author Robert Treukle: "... in unser Kampfgemeinschaft ..." Our copy is enriched with an original photograph of the author, mounted on tab, which Otto Strasser has added these few words: "Familie als Treukle Ostergrup 1940" and signed by him. Rare together.   --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Reliure à la bradel en pleine toile noire, dos lisse, pièce de titre de chagrin rouge, couvertures angulairement restaurées conservées. Très rare envoi autographe signé de Otto Strasser à Robert Treukle : "... in unser Kampfgemeinschaft..." Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'une photographie originale de l'auteur, montée sur onglet, sur laquelle Otto Strasser a inscrit ces quelques mots : "Familie Treukle als Ostergrup 1940" et qu'il a signée. Rare ensemble.  

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        BADEN-BADEN. Prächtige Gesamtansicht von einer Anhöhe aus.

      - Aquarell mit Deckfarben über Bleistift, sign. "Hans Wolf", um 1940, 76 x 119 cm. Gesamtansicht von Süd-Westen mit Blick über die Stadt zur Ruine Hohen-Baden. Weiträumig sind die Vororte und Berge der Umgebung dargestellt. Von außerordentlicher Detailtreue und Genauigkeit. - Auf Leinwand aufgezogen, breitrandig und sehr gut erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lêda ou La louange des bienheureuse ténèbres

      1940. en feuilles sous emboîtage. Bon état. Paris, L.I. (chez l'illustrateur, Louis Icart), 1940. In-4 en feuilles sous couverture rempliée, chemise et étui cartonnés, illustrations : 16 gravures à la pointe sèche de Louis Icart, 23 p. Exemplaire n°53/125 (sur vélin crème). Très bon état. Biblio : Monod 7417

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        A Catalogue of Rare Chinese Jade Carvings Compiled by Stanley Charles Nott

      The House of Jade, Florida 1940 - Limited, numbered first edition. Number 18. Published Florida: The House of Jade, 1940. Folio, 9 1/4" x 12 1/8", xxii+185pp., illustrated with forty-four full page plates from original photographs. Green cloth with gilt cover rules and titles. Heavyweight green endpapers. Dulling to the cover gilt, mild rub at extremities, small nameplate of flyleaf, else very good plus, clean attractive. Size: Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Earthly Paradise

      London: Michael Joseph, 1940., 1940. First Edition. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the Author. Fne copy in near fine dustwrapper, a little frayed spine top. Complete with fine "Book Society Choice" sash. Enthralling historical adventure set in an age haunted by superstition and Inquisition; Don Narciso Rich, an ambitious legal aide to the King, accompanies the ageing Columbus on his third voyage to the New World in 1497. C.S. Forester was awarded the 1938 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for both the Hornblower novels 'A Ship of the Line' and 'Flying Colours'. The Prize was founded in memory of a partner in the publishing house of A. and C. Black Ltd., and is one of the oldest and most prestigious book awards in Britain.

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        Horton Hatches the Egg

      New York: Random House,, 1940. Quarto. Original brown buckram, titles to front cover in red. With the dust jacket. Housed in a cream cloth slipcase. Illustrated throughout by the author. Small bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Extremities a touch sunned, board edges slightly bumped, spine cocked. An excellent copy in a lightly soiled and toned jacket with nicked and creased extremities, and a couple of small chips, partially affecting "Mulberry" on the front panel. First edition, first printing. Considered one of the hardest Seuss titles to find in the first printing and with the un-restored dust jacket.

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        Eigenh. Musikmanuskript (Fragment).

      O. O. u. D.. 4 SS. auf 2 Bll. Folio. Mit zwei Beilagen (s. u.).. Mit Blei-, Rot- und Blaustift ausgeführte Orchesterskizze aus dem letzten Akt seiner 1940 entstandenen und uraufgeführten Sinfonie in C-Dur (op. 46), Pfitzners erfolgreichstem Orchesterwerk neben den Palestrina-Vorspielen und der Ouverture zum "Käthchen von Heilbronn". - Beilagen: I: Eh. Postkarte mit U. [München], 3. VII. 1943. 1 S. Qu.-8vo. Mit eh. Adresse. An einen Hrn. Schneider zur Übersendung von "Original-Orchesterskizzen". - II: Gedruckte Vermählungsanzeige von Mali und Hans Pfitzner (gelocht).

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        Amazing content! Charles Lindbergh letter to "Spirit of St. Louis" co-designer Donald A. Hall all about the fabled plane!

      Lloyd Neck, New York, March 6, 1940. 8.5" x 11". "Typed Letter Signed ""Charles A. Lindbergh,"" 2 pages, 8.5"" x 11"", separate sheets. With an additional typed page enclosed by Lindbergh. Lloyd Neck, Huntington [Long Island], New York, March 6, 1940. Each page is on the same watermarked stationery. Tiny staple holes, light paper clip rust mark on top of first page. Fine condition.In part, ""I have just received a letter from Dr. George W. Lewis, Director of Research, N.A.C.A. [National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics], enquiring about data connected with the 'Spirit of St. Louis.' Dr. Lewis tells me that the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences is collecting material relating to the early flights, and would like to have anything available that relates to the 'Spirit of St. Louis'. Practically everything I had pertaining to the 'Spirit of St. Louis' has been turned over to the Missouri Historical Society and the Smithsonian Institution ... It occurs to me, however, that you might have engineering records that would be of great interest to them, and I am writing on the chance that you would be willing to turn these over to the Institute if you do have any ...""In a typed postscript, Lindbergh adds, in part, ""Dr. Lewis sent me a copy of the 'Technical Preparation of the Airplane Spirit of St. Louis' which you wrote for the N.A.C.A. soon after the flight in 1927. I have read it with great interest and I am glad that you were able to make this record when it was fresh in your mind ... your friend Lyle might be interested in the list of men who were responsible for the construction of the airplane which you gave on page 4. I am enclosing a separate sheet of paper with this paragraph copied.""The third page with Lindbergh's copied paragraph from page 4 is headed, in part, ""Technical Preparation of the Airplane / 'Spirit of St. Louis' / Written for the / National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics / By Donald A. Hall / Chief Engineer, Ryan Airplanes, Inc. / Washington / July, 1927."" It begins ""Page 4: 'Members of the Ryan Airlines factory organization who were responsible for the construction of the airplane are ...'"" Nine names and their tasks are listed.The letter can be read in its entirety in the images above.Provenance: The Papers of Donald Albert Hall, sold Butterfields, Los Angeles, March 22, 2000."

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        Primato. Lettere e arti d'Italia. Rivista diretta da Giuseppe Bottai e Giorgio Vecchietti. Raccolta completa dal 1? marzo 1940 al 15 luglio 1943 (manca solamente l'ultimo numero doppio del 1? agosto 1943)

      Mondadori/Grafitalia 1940-43 Raccolta pressoch? completa di 81 fascicoli (manca solo un numero, l'ultimo doppio, il 15 - 16, dell'agosto del 1943) di questa storica rivista quindicinale uscita dal 1? marzo 1940 al 1? agosto del 1943 diretta da Giuseppe Bottai, ministro dell'Educazione nazionale, e da Giorgio Vecchietti. 1940: 20 fascicoli; 1941: 24 fascicoli; 1942: 24 fascicoli; 1943: 13 fascicoli di cui uno doppio, il n? 9 / 10 del 15 maggio (manca l'ultimo doppio, il 15 / 16, del 1? agosto). Il numero di pagine oscillava fra le 24 e le 32, il formato era di 26 x 36 cm circa. 'Per minimizzare e ridurre le eventuali conseguenze di un sudditanza al potente alleato, l'Italia fascista doveva conquistare una propria e quanto pi? possibile autonoma funzione dirigente che, non potendo chiaramente manifestarsi nel campo delle armi, doveva essere ricercata nel pi? tradizionale e prossimo campo della cultura in cui il paese aveva mantenuto un 'primato' universalmente riconosciuto' (Lorenzo Tronfi, 'Il Primato di Giuseppe Bottai: cultura e politica (1940 - 1943), pp. 6 - 7). 'Da un lato il Fascismo, attraverso il Ministro dell'Educazione e i suoi collaboratori ed amici, riconosceva la propria insufficienza di fatto, per riaffermarsi liberamente come idea, e quindi come ricerca e come dialogo; e d'altro lato i collaboratori antifascisti rinunciavano praticamente alle pretese di assoluta purezza dell'intransigenza faziosa realizzando una convergenza concreta' (Antologia di Primato a cura di Vittorio Vettori, p. 9). Numerosissimi i collaboratori della rivista. Per la critica letteraria: Walter Binni, Adriano Seroni, Bruno Romani, Carlo Muscetta, Cesare Angelini, Enrico Falqui, Mario Alicata, Giuseppe De Robertis, Arnaldo Bocelli; per la critica storica e politica: Guido Piovene, Dino Del Bo, Ugo Spirito, Giaime Pintor, Carlo Morandi, Luigi Russo, Nicola Abbagnano,; per la narrativa e la poesia: Giovanni Comisso, Alfonso Gatto, Vasco Pratolini, Adriano Grande, Vincenzo Cardarelli, Sandro Penna. Molti gli scrittori pubblicati, spesso in prima edizione, sulle pagine della rivista: Cesare Pavese, Eugenio Montale, Dino Buzzati, Carlo Emilio Gadda, Riccardo Bacchelli, Antonio Aniante, Giani Stuparich, Carlo Linati, Vitaliano Brancati, Salvatore Quasimodo, Giuseppe Ungaretti, Sibilla Aleramo, Corrado Alvaro, ecc? Alcuni, come Paolo Monelli, sono stati capaci, proprio su 'Primato', di fare filtrare, tra le righe, acute constattazioni di disapprovazione e critica alla guerra. Allo stesso modo il frequente richiamo all'identit? di provincia italiana, alla sua originaria moralit?, presente soprattutto nelle accurate pagine letterarie riflette in antichi echi strapaesani una rinnovata amicizia e collaborazione fra Bottai e Mino Maccarai, ma anche la volont? di dare spazio a tanti giovani talenti, anche anticonformisti, come Corrado Alvaro, affascinati dalla cultura d'oltreoceano e capaci di rifletterne, in luoghi e ambienti della propria esperienza, stili nuovi e modi d'intendere la societ?. In tal modo 'Primato' finisce per essere la vetrina del fermento culturale di un'epoca in crisi' (Lorenzo Tronfi, Il Primato di Giuseppe Bottai: cultura e politica (1940 - 1943), pp. 10 - 11). ITA

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        The Mixture as Before

      London: William Heinemann, 1940., 1940. First Edition. Octavo. pp. (x), 288. Bound in publisher's blue cloth, with gilt titles to front board and spine. Dust wrapper in blue with titles to front cover, titles to spine, and with publisher's advertisements to rear cover. With the title-specific 'Book Society Choice' wrap-around band not recorded in either Maugham bibliography. Binding shows light shelfwear. Internally clean and free from spotting. Dust wrapper rubbed to extremities, with a few small chips and tears. A collection of short stories by one of the acknowledged masters of the form in English.

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