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        Typescript of "El perjurio de la nieve" [The Perjury of the Snow]

      c. 1940. Bioy's original 60-page typescript for this short story, one of the earliest examples of detective fiction in Latin American literature. Inscribed by the author to his friend and translator, Donald [Yates] in 1995. In the late 1960s, Yates had found the typescript at the home of another friend, Jorge Luis Borges, and Borges offered it to Yates, who was friends with Bioy even then, on the condition that Yates not tell Bioy, an agreement Yates kept until nearly a decade after Borges' death. In 1995, in Barcelona for a meeting of the International Institute for Latin American Literature, Yates presented Bioy with the title page and the story of how he came to have it, at which point Bioy willingly inscribed it for his friend. Numerous corrections and emendations evident; pages a bit brittle, but spring-clasp-bound into a light green binder, on the rear of which Bioy has written his name and the story title. Impeccable provenance: Bioy and Borges were not only friends but literary collaborators, publishing together under the pseudonym "H. Bustos Domecq." Bioy's most famous work is the novella "La invencion de Morel," written shortly before this story and which was the inspiration for the acclaimed French film Last Year at Marienbad, one of the key works of the French New Wave movement that overhauled the conventions of cinema in the 1960s. "El perjurio de la nieve" was published as a stand alone volume in 1944 and later incorporated into his first collection, La trama celeste. Manuscripts by Bioy -- after Borges, probably the most acclaimed Argentine author of the 20th century -- seldom come on the market. The typescript is near fine; the protective folder is very good. No Binding.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        HIGH SIERRA - ADVANCE COPY

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. First Edition. Octavo; yellow wrappers, with titling, publisher's synopsis and date of publication printed in navy blue on front wrapper; 292pp, [2]. "SAMPLE COPY - NOT FOR SALE" faintly rubber-stamped to top edge of text (presumed by publisher); light toning and wear to spine and extremities, faint, scattered foxing to wrappers and text edges, with a small diagonal crease to lower right corner of front wrapper; binding is sound, with text clean throughout - Very Good+. Scarce advance copy of one of Burnett's best-known novels, the story of a hardened criminal just out of prison, a heist gone bad, and a stand-off with police high in the snow-capped Sierra's. Basis for two superb adaptations: the 1941 film noir directed by Raoul Walsh, with a screenplay co-written by Burnett and John Huston, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ida Lupino, and the 1955 Stuart Heisler film starring Jack Palance, Lee Marvin, Lon Chaney and Shelley Winters. Advance copies produced by Knopf from this period were poorly made and extremely fragile, with the wrappers prone to separation; the present example is well-preserved, the best of the two we've seen for this title. Dark Page Vol.1, p.38; Vol.2, p.22.

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        A group of items from Carroll A. Wilson including his autograph manuscript for "Poe as Detective" which is about 23 pages, several paste-ons and notations, apparently for a speech

      N. P., 1940. 1 vols. 8vo. A fine manuscript by this well-known bookcollector and bibliophile. 1 vols. 8vo. "Poe as a Detective". Accompanied by a photograph of Wilson. Also there is a small group of items relating to Poe including a four page pamphlet by Heartman entitled "Concerning a Poe Bibliography" dated by Wilson 10 Feb., 1941, the "Index to Early American Periodical Literture 1728-1870. Part 2: Edgar Allan Poe" and a portion of an article on Poe's periodical appearances, Randall's review on Heartman and Canny.

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

      Florida: The House of Jade, 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. . 1st. Hard. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. Folio.

      [Bookseller: The Wild Muse]
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        A LETTER WRITTEN IN REPLY TO A REQUEST FOR A STATEMENT ABOUT HIS ANCESTRY

      Stamford: The Overbrook Press, 1940.. Paper over boards, printed label. Tiny nicks at two fore-tips, small, faint spot on upper board, otherwise near fine. First boardbound edition, preceded by a four page leaflet printing. One of three hundred and fifty copies printed. Steinbeck's reply to issues pertaining to GRAPES OF WRATH and accusations of it being "Jewish propaganda." Uncommon. GOLDSTONE & PAYNE A13b. CAHOON, p.27.

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        The Carl H. Pforzheimer Library. English Literature 1475-1700. [Compiled by Emma Va. Unger (librarian to Pforzheimer) and William A. Jackson]

      3 vols. New York: privately printed (by Bruce Rogers after the design of Frederic Warde), 1940. 3 vols., large 4to, xli, 378, (1 colophon); v, 379-791, (1 colophon); v, 793?"1305, (1 colophon) pp. printed in 2 colors. With a frontispiece to each vol., 2 plates illustrating the Gutenberg Bible, and 60 plates. Original buckram stamped in gilt with Pforzheimer?s monogram on both covers, gilt tops, red morocco labels, some soiling to sides from dusty fingers. First edition, limited to 150 sets signed by Pforzheimer beneath his portrait in volume one. Pforzheimer was one of the greatest American book collectors and his library rivalled the finest European collections of the century. Entirely appropriately Pforzheimer employed the finest bibliographers and the best printers and binders of the time to produce a catalogue of rare all-around quality. ?The chef d'oeuvre of William Jackson... and the non plus ultra of 'critical? bibliography... The catalogue is a model of its kind.? Grolier Club, Bibliography, #162.

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        AND SO TO BATH / CECIL ROBERTS/ 1st EDITION. 74 YEARS OLD

      HODDER & STOUGHTON, 1940 THIS BOOK IS ONE ON THE LAST SURVIVING ORIGINAL 1940.1st edition, 1ST PRINT. THE BOOK IS A 74 YEAR OLD, AN EX NORTH DEVON ATHENAEUM LIBRARY COPY. THE LIBRARY HAD TWO COPIES OF THE BOOK. THIS COPY IS THE SECOND COPY. IT HAS THE RENTAL / RETURN DATE STAMPS DATING FROM MARCH 27,1948 - JAN 25, 1982. THE BOOK SURVIVED 34 YEARS AS A RENTAL COPY. Very good copy in the original title-blocked cloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age, THE BOOK WAS PATCHED UP AND TITLE HAND RE-WRITTEN, BY THE LIBRARY.(See photographs). Some light staining and scuffs to boards. Corners bumped. Front hinge starting. Remains quite well-preserved "PEICE OF HISTORY" overall. 1 Kg. 413 pp. Bookseller Inventory WRY545293.

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        Navy Estimates: Statement by the Rt. Hon. Winston Churchill in the House of Commons on the 27th February, 1940

      London: Ministry of Information, 1940. First edition, only printing. Pamphlet. This scarce wartime pamphlet comes from the personal collection of Churchill?'s bibliographer, Ronald I. Cohen. "I come before the house, on behalf of the Navy, to ask for a few men, some ships, and a little money, to enable them to carry on their work, which has become important to us all at the present time." Thus began Churchill's 27 February 1940 speech to the House of Commons during the Second World War. Churchill had served as First Lord of the Admiralty from 1911-1915 until he was scapegoated and forced from the Cabinet over the Dardanelles.  After his "Wilderness Years" of the 1930s, which Churchill spent out of power and out of favor, warning of the dangers of Nazi Germany, Churchill was called back to the Admiralty in September 1939, following the German invasion of Poland. There he began work again "in the same room, and at the same desk, where he had worked as first Lord" during the First World War.  (Gilbert, Volume VI, p.4)   By May 1940 Churchill would become Prime Minister. On February 27, 1940, Churchill presented his Estimates for Naval expenditure to the House of Commons. No precise figures were revealed about expenditures and planned strength of the Navy ?- after all, ?"there is no need to tell the enemy more than is good for him about what we are doing." In his speech of more than an hour and a half, Churchill covered numerous topics ?- losses of merchant ships, German outrages upon fishing fleets and small unarmed merchant vessels, and British successes in capturing cargo ships destined for Germany. Churchill concluded his speech by saying ?"I will not make any prophecies about the future which is doubly veiled by the obscurities and uncertainties of war. But personally I shall not be content, nor do I think the House should be content, if we do not reach and maintain a control of the seas equal to the highest standards of the last war and enable the Navy once again to play a decisive part in the general victory of the Allies." This pamphlet publication of Churchill's speech in self-wraps is printed on quite thin, cheap wartime paper, staple-bound, in self-wraps with a dropped-head title and no title page. It measures 9.75 x 6.375 inches and is 8 pages in length. Though 15,250 copies were printed, the extreme fragility of the wartime paper means that copies seldom appear. This copy is in near fine condition. The pamphlet remains crisp, clean, and complete, apart from the tiniest of chips to the upper left corner. Age-toning of the paper is minimal. We note no spotting and only minor wrinkling to the top edge. Both binding staples remain firmly intact, with some corrosion staining the adjacent paper. The pamphlet is protected within a removable, archival mylar sleeve. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A117, Woods A51

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        LONG WINTER

      SEWELL, HELEN. WILDER,LAURA INGALLS. THE LONG WINTER. NY: Harper & BroTHERS (1940). 8vo (6 X 8 1/4"), tan pictorial cloth, neat name on free endpaper barely visible else Fine condition in beautiful price clipped dust wrapper with just a bit if rubbing on spine ends and edges. Stated 1st edition. Iillustrated by HELEN SEWELL and MILDRED BOYLE with color frontis plus lovely black and whites throughout the text. Fearing a harsh winter, Pa moves the family into town. The sixth Little House book. Especially nice copy, rarely found so.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Manuscript for an article on John Greenleaf Whittier by the Grandmother of Carroll A. Wilson commencing "Upon the 17th of December"

      N. P. 1940 - 23 pages in ink. 1 vols. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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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.

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        PIERRE LE ROY ET LA CHRONOMETRIE

      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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        FATAPOUFS & THINIFERS

      - 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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        Journey into Fear

      Knopf 1940 - A very good first US edition inscribed by Eric Ambler on the title page. First American Edition stated on the copyright page and no mention of later printings. Rare dust jacket is present but worn and has a stain on front panel. But original price of $2.00 is still on front flap of jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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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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        Fifi

      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.

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        JOURNEY INTO FEAR - INSCRIBED

      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.

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        WIND IN THE WILLOWS.|THE

      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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        (PHOTOGRAPHS--ECUADOR) Haven

      (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]

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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

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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"

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        DECAMERON, THE MODELL OF WIT, MIRTH, ELOQUENCE AND CONVERSATION FRAMED IN TEN DAYES ...|THE

      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.

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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.

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        CONFESSIONS OF A POKER PLAYER

      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.

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