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        They Were Strong and Good

      The Viking Press, New York 1940 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "First Published September 1940" printed on the copyright page. This First Issue dustjacket has some wear to the spine and edges. The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight with some wear to the boards. There is NO marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy with all the first issue points. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Colección de Crónicas Españolas

      Espasa-Calpe, Madrid 1940 - 9 volumes in quarter brown calf over pebbled brown cloth, 1940-1946 - spines gilt in compartments. Light rubbing to spines and hinges, a touch of edgewear and a few corners bumped, slight dampstain to rear board and page edge of volume 3 - bright overall and unmarked internally. Illustrated.Vol. 1: El Victorial. Crónica de Pero Niño, conde de Buelna por su alférez Gutierre Díez de Gámes. LXXXII, 397 pp Vol. 2: Crónica de Álvaro de Luna, Condestable de Castilla, LXIV, 484 pp Vol. 3: Hechos del condestable Miguel Lucas de Iranzo. (Crónica del siglo XV), LVI, 507pp Vol. 4: Memorial de diversas hazañas. Crónica de Enrique IV, ordenada por Mosén Diego de Valera, XCII, 413pp Vols. 5 y 6: Crónica de los Reyes Católicos por su secretario Fernando del Pulgar, CLX, 456pp, 523 pp Vol. 7: Historia del Emperador Carlos V, por Pedro Mexia, XCV, 618 pp Vol. 8: Crónica del Halconero de Juan II, Pedro Carrillo de Huete, XV, 561 pp Vol. 9: Refundición de la Crónica del Halconero, por Lope de Barrientos, CCIII, 328 pp Size: Octavo (8vo). 9-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: History; Inventory No: 045372. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books (ABAA-ILAB)]
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        For Whom the Bell Tolls.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940 - Octavo. Original flecked buff cloth, spine lettered in black and red, facsimile signature to front board in black, top edge brown. With the dust jacket. Bookplate to front pastedown. Spine lightly toned, rear hinge cracked but holding, upper tip slightly worn. An excellent copy in the jacket with a few shallow chips to extremities, minor loss to spine ends, and small repair to head of spine. First edition, first printing, with the Scribner's "A" to colophon, and in the first issue jacket without the photographer's credit. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author: "To Lida Rynearson, from her friend and constant guest, Ernest Hemingway." Hemingway stayed with Lida and her husband Dr. Edward Rynearson on one of his visits to the Mayo Clinic. Loosely laid-in is an original sketch by Hemingway's close friend, Luis Quintanilla, inscribed thus: "Dear Don Quixote or Alexander Cappon. A good book, a good whisky, to a good friend. Luis Quintanilla, 1940." The recipient, Alexander Cappon, served as a model for Quintanilla in 1940, when he was the artist-in-residence at the University of Missouri–Kansas City. Quintanilla painted the murals in the Haag Hall at UMKC, with the theme "Don Quixote in the Modern World" and Cappon, then Head of the English Department, was his model for Don Quixote. A stunning copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        We Knapps Thought it Was Nice

      New York: Privately printed, 1940. First edition, number 192 of 200 copies for private distribution. Illustrated. 211 pp. Designed by T.M. Cleland and printed at the Marchbanks Press. 1 vols. 4to. Tan cloth, with paper label on spine. Fine. Family presentation inscription from the author's daughter on front flyleaf. Sport on Long Island before 'The Age of Speed' Posthumously published family history and recollections of life at the Knapp family house in Bayshore. The second half of the book (pp. 90 on) is a substantial memoir of sporting on Long Island in the late 1880s and 1890s, including horse racing, angling, shooting quail and geese, and the South Side Club.

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        The History of Seychelles. 2 volume set. Part 1- French Occupation. Part 2- English Occupation

      [John T. Bradley], Victoria, Seychelles 1940 - 173pp, xvi, ix; 292pp, iv, 25pp, + index and appendices. B/w plates and maps, including two fold out. Language: eng G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Covers with some edge fading and front cover of volume two with crease. Spines darkened. Contents firm and bright

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        HOW TO PAY FOR THE WAR. With a Typed Signed Letter (TLS) by John Maynard Keynes.

      Macmillan, London 1940 - TYPED SIGNED LETTER BY JOHN MAYNARD KEYNES. One page TLS (9" by 7") dated February 27th, 1940 on King's College, Cambridge stationary. Soil and horizontal fold. A Very Good++ First Edition First Printing in original printed cardboard binding mild stain lower corner and edge of front cover affecting first few pages. Sm. 8vo. vii, 88 pp. The letter to a Mr. Watt thanks him for a portrait of Robert Owen that he sent to Keynes. The last paragraph reads: "I venture to send you in return something very small and different, a copy of my latest pamphlet which comes out today". The "pamphlet " he refers to is the current volume. Robert Owen (1771-1858) is the famous British social and educational reformer. A nice Association. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        OLD POSSUM’S BOOK OF PRACTICAL CATS

      London: Faber and Faber. 1940. First illustrated edition. Original cream cloth with colour illustration to upper board and titles in black to the spine, in the dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy with minor bumping and a couple of light marks to the rear board. The contents are clean and complete and without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the near fine lightly rubbed and dusty pictorial dustwrapper. Not price-clipped. A lovely copy. 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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        HIGH SIERRA

      - BURNETT, W.R. HIGH SIERRA. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. Small 8vo., cloth in dust jacket. First Edition. Signed by Burnett on front the endpaper and dated Feb. 26, '40. Basis for the 1941 Warner Brothers movie of the same name, starring Humphrey Bogart, Ida Lupino and Joan Leslie. John Huston helped Burnett write the screenplay. Very Good; moderate edgewear (number of areas with some tape residue interior) d/j. Enclosed in a custom-designed, leather & cloth clam-shell box, with a nice gilt-worked spine and with a colorful depiction of the image on the dust jacket- in mixed media- on the front cover. A great display! $2750.00. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antic Hay Books]
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        Why England Slept

      New York: Wilfred Funk, Inc, 1940. First edition. xx, 252 pp. 8vo. Publisher's rose cloth. Spine faded, light wear to spine ends. JFK's First Book, Inscribed to Newsman Arthur Krock The first edition of John F. Kennedy's first book, inscribed to Arthur Krock: "To Mr. Krock. Who Baptized, Christened, and was Best Man for this book - with my sincere thanks, Jack Kennedy." Arthur Krock (1886-1974), the "Dean of Washington Newsmen," was Washington correspondent and bureau chief for the New York Times and wrote the "In the Nation" column. He was a close friend and political ally of Joe Kennedy and his children. He advised John F. Kennedy with the revisions of his 1939 senior honors paper, "Appeasement in Munich," in preparation for its publication the following year. It was Krock who suggested the new title, Why England Slept, a response to Churchill's While England Slept. Krock would continue to advise the young Kennedy, who thanked him In the Preface to Profiles in Courage. Ted Kennedy wrote admiringly of Krock in his tribute volume to his father: "Mr. Krock has long been one of the most respected newsmen and columnists in Washington. He was won two Pulitzer Prizes for his work. He met Dad [Joseph Kennedy] during the New Deal years and won his deep admiration. Mr. Krock advised President Kennedy in the writing of his first book, Why England Slept, and has been a source of valued help to my brothers and myself" (Edward Kennedy, The Fruitful Bough: A Tribute to Joseph P. Kennedy, p. 112). [With:] As We Remember Joe. Edited by John F. Kennedy. Privately Printed: Cambridge, Mass, 1945. First edition, second issue. Original burgundy cloth. Fine copy. Inscribed, "For Martha and Arthur Krock, Bob Kennedy. Christmas 1965." Krock contributed a short reminiscence of Joe Kennedy from the 1940 Democratic National Convention, pp. 39-41. KENNEDY, Robert F. The Enemy Within. Harper & Brothers: New York, 1960. First edition. Publisher's cloth. Spine faded. Inscribed, "To Arthur Krock, With the thanks and admiration of his friend, Bob Kennedy." Krock wrote the foreword to The Enemy Within. The Fruitful Bough: A Tribute to Joseph P. Kennedy. Collected by Edward M. Kennedy. Privately Printed, 1965. Original blue cloth. Some scuffing to front cover. Inscribed, "To Arthur Krock, Who helped make The Fruitful Bough possible. With appreciation. Ted Kennedy. Sept 6 1965." With carbon of typescript of Krock's contribution to the volume as submitted for editing.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        ACUARELA BODEGO ORIGINAL DE PAU SABATE JAUMA, 1940. FIRMADA. 40X30

      1940 - ACUARELA BODEGO ORIGINAL DE PAU SABATE JAUMA, 1940. FIRMADA. 40X30 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm and other Stories.

      Longmans, Green and Co, London 1940 - First edition hardback. VG+, (top edge dusty, slight offsetting and rubbing) very clean and bright in VG dustwrapper (some minor rubbing and slight wear and a little fading to the spine as usual,neat archival tape repair to rear) which is housed in protective removable sleeve. A pleasing example and scarcei n this condition. 8856 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Holybourne Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        Why England Slept

      New York: Wilfred Funk, Inc, 1940. First edition. xx, 252 pp. 8vo. Publisher's rose cloth. Spine faded, light wear to spine ends. JFK's First Book, Inscribed to Newsman Arthur Krock The first edition of John F. Kennedy's first book, inscribed to Arthur Krock: "To Mr. Krock. Who Baptized, Christened, and was Best Man for this book - with my sincere thanks, Jack Kennedy."Arthur Krock (1886-1974), the "Dean of Washington Newsmen," was Washington correspondent and bureau chief for the New York Times and wrote the "In the Nation" column. He was a close friend and political ally of Joe Kennedy and his children. He advised John F. Kennedy with the revisions of his 1939 senior honors paper, "Appeasement in Munich," in preparation for its publication the following year. It was Krock who suggested the new title, Why England Slept, a response to Churchill's While England Slept. Krock would continue to advise the young Kennedy, who thanked him In the Preface to Profiles in Courage.Ted Kennedy wrote admiringly of Krock in his tribute volume to his father: "Mr. Krock has long been one of the most respected newsmen and columnists in Washington. He was won two Pulitzer Prizes for his work. He met Dad [Joseph Kennedy] during the New Deal years and won his deep admiration. Mr. Krock advised President Kennedy in the writing of his first book, Why England Slept, and has been a source of valued help to my brothers and myself" (Edward Kennedy, The Fruitful Bough: A Tribute to Joseph P. Kennedy, p. 112).[With:] As We Remember Joe. Edited by John F. Kennedy. Privately Printed: Cambridge, Mass, 1945. First edition, second issue. Original burgundy cloth. Fine copy. Inscribed, "For Martha and Arthur Krock, Bob Kennedy. Christmas 1965." Krock contributed a short reminiscence of Joe Kennedy from the 1940 Democratic National Convention, pp. 39-41.KENNEDY, Robert F. The Enemy Within. Harper & Brothers: New York, 1960. First edition. Publisher's cloth. Spine faded. Inscribed, "To Arthur Krock, With the thanks and admiration of his friend, Bob Kennedy." Krock wrote the foreword to The Enemy Within.The Fruitful Bough: A Tribute to Joseph P. Kennedy. Collected by Edward M. Kennedy. Privately Printed, 1965. Original blue cloth. Some scuffing to front cover. Inscribed, "To Arthur Krock, Who helped make The Fruitful Bough possible. With appreciation. Ted Kennedy. Sept 6 1965." With carbon of typescript of Krock's contribution to the volume as submitted for editing.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Men in Print. Essays in Literary Criticism

      London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1940. First Edition, No. 34 of 500 copies. Introduction by A.W. Lawrence. 59, [1] pp. 1 vols. 4to. Original quarter blue Niger morocco and cream linen by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Spine sunned, else fine in thin board slipcase.

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        Men in Print Essays in Literary Criticism

      London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1940. First Edition, No. 34 of 500 copies. Introduction by A.W. Lawrence. 59, [1] pp. 1 vols. 4to. Original quarter blue Niger morocco and cream linen by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Spine sunned, else fine in thin board slipcase.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Ox-Bow Incident

      Random House, New York 1940 - A story of the West in 1885. Van Tilburg Clark's first and one of his best known novels. Book is fine and clean, a very little tanning to paste-downs. There is a very small book sellers label at spine corner of rear paste-down. jacket is in very good Not price clipped($2.00) jacket with chips and wear to extremities and folds and a 1"x1" loss at verso at bottom corner. First Edition, First Printing stated. This iconic book of the west is Mylar protected. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Oshtemo Book Sellers]
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        "MERRY XMAS. Mr. Williams 20 Pine St. N.Y."

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1940. First edition. No. 79 of 267 copies, signed by the author on the title page. Cover design by Susan Shipp Pickering, illustrations by Harry L. Timmins. 34 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Original green cloth, blocked in silver with device on upper cover. Fine in original glassine. Inscribed Inscribed on the flyleaf: "To my friend Judge Duffy filed as a brief amicus curiae-without permission of the court-in behalf of all unfortunate duck hunters who may be haled before him. Pick."

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        "A Straggler. Broadbill"

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1940. Number 31 of 250. Hand colored aquatint etching, signed by the artist at lower right in pencil. 1 vols. 13-3/4 x 16-1/2 inches. Framed.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        California and the West. SIGNED

      New York: Duell, Sloan, & Pierce, (1940). First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. This copy SIGNED in black ink by Edward & Charis Weston on the first blank page. 4to, [12], 13 -127 pp plus 96 illustrations from photographs on 48 leaves. Publisher's black cloth lettered in white on the spine & upper cover, rebacked. Lacking the dust jacket. Recently rebacked in matching cloth preserving most of the backstrip, spine lettering slightly dull & partially rubbed, corners bumped, slight bruise along the upper edge of both boards, text tanned, modest foxing mostly in the margins of the plates or adjacent, Stunning photography by Edward Weston acompanied by text from diaries kept by wife & muse Charis, enhanced by the signature of both. Weston is described by biographer Terence Pitts as "one of the most innovative and influential American photographers."

      [Bookseller: Citation Books]
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        JOHNNIE

      Duell, Sloan and Pearce, [1940]., 1940. First edition. Inscribed by the author, "To ------ Where did you find this one! Best, Dorothy B. Hughes." Fine copy in dust jacket with light professional restoration to spine ends and extremities. Johnnie came from a small town in Texas and just wanted to ride on the subway. That's how he over heard a conversation between two men that soon plunged him into something that seemed at times to be a fairy tale and at other times a nightmare. A difficult title.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        Archive of her book, The Aspirin Age, consisting of first editions in English, Chinese and Japanese, photographs and promotional material, and approximately 50 letters from authors appearing in the book and others involved in its production

      v.p., 1940. 1 vols. Thurber! Mencken! The Archive of the Best-Selling The Aspirin Age The Aspirin Age, edited by Isabel Leighton, actress, writer, translator, foreign correspondent, was a compilation of pieces by various writers concerning the events in American life and history from the 1920s-1940s. It was a best-seller, going through numerous printings and translations.Among the correspondents featured in this splendid archive are Howard Fast, H.L. Mencken (5 letters), John Dos Passos, Harold Ickes, Arthur Schlesinger, Bernard Baruch (her lover), Brenden Gill, John Mason Brown, Carl Sandburg, Walter Winchell, Robert E. Sherwood, James Thurber - a wonderful 4-page single-spaced letter written during the book's composition, suggesting various subjects and the writers to tackle them (he himself declines to do the Quintuplets!) - Gene Tunney, Edna Ferber, John Hersey, Russell Crouse, and many others.A unique collection of notable writers associated in a common enterprise that enjoyed a singular success.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Dravosburg Merchants Baseball Team Album

      [N.p.: n.p., c. 1940s]. Near fine in string-bound illustrated boards.. Unique album documenting the Dravosburg Merchants baseball team, containing 68 original black-and-white photographs, 58 newspaper clippings, 2 letters, and 1 card adhered to the pages. Includes mostly 3 1/2 X 3 1/2 inch prints, depicting baseball players and tournaments, accompanied by the album creator's handwritten captions. While the photographs were mostly taken in and around Pittsburgh, there is also a series of images of Okinawa, presumably taken while the athletes were stationed there during World War II. An insightful document of America's favorite pastime, with several great photographs of the era. With a photocopy laid in.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc. ]
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        Sapphira and the Slave Girl

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. First Edition, Number 409 of 520 copies (of which 498 copies are for sale) have been printed on Rives Liampre All-Rag Paper. Each copy signed by the Author. 8vo, New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1940. 1 vols. 8vo. Gilt cloth and boards, t.e.g. Fine copy in soiled dj at spine and original slipcase. Cather's Last Novel, Deluxe Edition

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Art Deco Fish.

      ca. 1940s. - Six pochoirs. 10 x 13 inches each.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Archive of her book, The Aspirin Age, consisting of first editions in English, Chinese and Japanese, photographs and promotional material, and approximately 50 letters from authors appearing in the book and others involved in its production

      v.p., 1940. 1 vols. Thurber! Mencken! The Archive of the Best-Selling The Aspirin Age The Aspirin Age, edited by Isabel Leighton, actress, writer, translator, foreign correspondent, was a compilation of pieces by various writers concerning the events in American life and history from the 1920s-1940s. It was a best-seller, going through numerous printings and translations. Among the correspondents featured in this splendid archive are Howard Fast, H.L. Mencken (5 letters), John Dos Passos, Harold Ickes, Arthur Schlesinger, Bernard Baruch (her lover), Brenden Gill, John Mason Brown, Carl Sandburg, Walter Winchell, Robert E. Sherwood, James Thurber - a wonderful 4-page single-spaced letter written during the book's composition, suggesting various subjects and the writers to tackle them (he himself declines to do the Quintuplets!) - Gene Tunney, Edna Ferber, John Hersey, Russell Crouse, and many others. A unique collection of notable writers associated in a common enterprise that enjoyed a singular success.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Rubaiyat

      New York: Heritage Press, 1940. First Szyk edition. Illustrated by Arthur Syzk. 1 vols. 4to. Padded blue leather, gilt decorated on front cover some wear. Inscribed Szyk Rubaiyat Inscribed by the artist (and signed with a beautiful flourish) on the flyleaf: "To Mrs. Gerald Cave "with compliments of "Arthur Szyk "N.Y. 1941".

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        A STUDY OF THE CHINESE PAINTINGS IN COLLECTION OF ADA SMALL MOORE

      Oxford University Press, London, New York and Toronto, 1940. FIRST EDITION, 1940. Folio, approximately 395 x 300 mm, 15½ x 12 inches, 56 plates, 5 in colour, 9 large folding plates, pages: xvi, 1-279, no supplement present, published a year later, original publisher's green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, gilt Chinese letters to upper cover. Binding rubbed, small pale stain to head and tail of spine, covers and spine slightly darkened, slight shelf wear to edges, 3 large folding plates have fold neatly strengthened on blank side, a few folds have narrow strip of pale browning on the blank side, 1 large folding plate has small narrow strip of pale stain to bottom margin, nowhere near the image, otherwise a good copy in probably a made up dustjacket using remains of original jacket. A HEAVY BOOK WHICH MAY REQUIRE EXTRA POSTAGE. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        The Ox-Bow Incident

      New York: Random House, 1940 This is a fifth-printing of the book which was later made into the film starring Henry Fonda, Harry Morgan, and Anthony Quinn, directed by William A. Wellman. It is inscribed to Stanley A. Maxson and signed by Walter V. T. Clark, dated May 23, 1941. The DJ is protected in a Brodart cover but has corners clipped (but NOT price-clipped), heavily chipped at spine and edges/corners. A few small bent page corners. Pictures will be sent upon request. Includes a newspaper article about the release of his second book.. Signed by Author(s). Cloth. Very Good/Fair. Book.

      [Bookseller: Defunct Books]
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        Hi! You - Get Moving! Books for the Forces - Please!

      [London,] Issued by the Waste Paper Merchants Association,, [c.1940] . Sheet size: 70 x 47 cm. Five colour lithograph on wove paper. Light creasing, very good. Presented in a dark brown stained wooden frame. Image shows a bottle-neck of forces personnel and civilians forming at the top of an escalator behind a sailor, kit-bag on shoulder, who blocks the way sitting reading "The Three Bears." Not a great advertisement for literacy in the Royal Navy, but no doubt effective in promoting this war-time salvage drive which was supported by Churchill with a request that the public "look, and look again" at their bookshelves to provide something for the forces "to read in the long hours off-duty."

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Collection of finished drawings and sketches for Fortune and The New Yorker

      43 drawings, detailed below. Some soiling, generally near fine. 43 drawings, detailed below. 4 pen-and-ink and wash drawings for The New Yorker (approx. 9 x 8 in.), signed ("Steig" and "W.Steig"), docketted in pencil and with The New Yorker stamps on verso, ca. 1940 22 pencil sketches (5-1/2 x 8-1/2 in.), captioned, depciting scenes of modern office work life, possibly for Fortune, ca. 1950 12 pen-and-ink drawings (approx. 7 x 10 in.), most signed ("W. Steig"), some captioned and docketted with page number and placement, scenes of modern office work life, one image docketted as having appeared in Fortune magazine, ca. 1950 One finished pen-and-ink and colored pencil drawing (9-1/2 x 8 in.), ca. 1950, possibly an unused drawing for The Agony of the Kindergarten 4 miscellaneous small sketches in pen-and-ink.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

      New York: Garden City Publishing Company, Inc.,, 1940. The Cambridge edition text, as edited by William Aldis Wright. Including the temple notes. Illustrated by Rockwell Kent with a preface by Christopher Morley. Large octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, titles and centre tool to spine gilt, raised bands, pictorial block to the front board gilt copied from the frontispiece, twin rule to turn-ins, decorative endpapers, gilt edges. With numerous black and white illustrations. A fine copy. First Rockwell Kent edition. Signed by the illustrator on the title page.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Mass und Wert. Zweimonatsschrift für freie deutsche Kultur. Hrsg. von Thomas Mann und Konrad Falke. 1. Jahrg., Heft 1-6, 2. Jahrg., Heft 1-6, 3. Jahrg., Heft 1-5/6. (17 Hefte, alles was erschienen in 3 Bdn.). .

      Zürich, Oprecht, 1937 - 1940 - 8°, 976 S.; 864 S.; 702 S., Gebunden in Verlagseinband, Rücken gebräunt,minimal fleckig, Schnitt min. angeschmutzt. Innen sauber. Im Bd. 3 die Umschläge nicht beigebunden. O 73 .Legendäre Exilzeitschrift. Mit Beiträgen von Thomas Mann, Josef Breitbach, Rene Schickele, Jean-Paul Sartre, Golo Mann, Karl Otto, Ludwig Hohl, Oskar Maria Graf, Max Brod, Hermann Hesse, Otto Braun, Martin Gumpert und zahlreichen anderen. Erstausgabe.Beiliegend: Thomas Mann, «Vom zukünftigen Sieg der Demokratie», Oprecht, 1938 (2. Auflage).Und: Volker Riederl (Hg.), «Mass und Wert 1937-1940, Bibliographie einer Zeitschrift», Aufbau, 1973. 2200 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        HORTON HATCHES THE EGG ( FIRST STATE DUST JACKET)

      Random House 1940 - Stated First Edition, First Printing of HORTON HATCHES THE EGG. Near fine First edition book in the extremely scarce original First state unclipped dust jacket. First edition book demonstrated by the statement ¿FIRST PRINTING¿ on the copyright page as required for this title. First state jacket demonstrated by having Mayzie on the front panel and the original price of $1.50 on the inside flaps. First edition points for the jacket are: Front flap has 5 paragraphs of text followed by the code 60-90, with the price on the inner flap of $1.50. The Rear Flap has the blurb about THE KINGS STILTS, and the rear Cover has Here¿s What The Children Say!, followed by 10 testimonials, and the $1.50 on the rear inside flap. Mayzie appears to the front panel of the dust jacket, flying under the palm tree. Beautiful, clean crisp unrestored book. The book has clean, bright pebbled grey boards with bright red titles to the front. The boards have sharp corners with no edgewear. The binding is tight and square. Slight touch of toning along top front edge. The end papers are clean, with the typical age toning as usually found with this title, otherwise and no scribbles, no inscriptions, no bookplates, no owner names and no bookstore stamps. The internal pages are clean, bright and crisp with no handling marks, no stains, no foxing, no writing, no scribbles and no stains. An usually clean, crisp book! Please see detailed images. The original first edition, FIRST STATE dust jacket is in beautiful near fine condition having benefited from slight restoration by an expert paper conservator to the spine tips. The jacket has strong vibrant colors with no chips, no rips, no stains (some slight age toning to the spine), no foxing and no edgewear. The dust jacket is NOT price clipped and has a stated price of $1.50 to the both front and rear inner flaps. The jacket has the original soft blue colors with strong vibrant red titles. The dust jacket is now protected in a new clear removeable cover. Please see the many images. A very handsome, clean crisp example of this title presenting very well with the extremely scarce stunning first state jacket. ADDITIONAL IMAGES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for the Children's rare books [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meier And Sons Rare Books]
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        Hakenkreuzflagge auf dem Kilimandscharo. Meine Besteigung im Jahre 1935.

      Wien, Adolf-Luser-Verlag, 1940.. Original-Kartoneinband mit farbig illustriertem Schutzumschlag, Klein-8°, 116 Seiten, 2 Seiten Verlagsanzeigen, 32 photographische Abbildungen auf Tafeln. Schutzumschlag leicht berieben, schönes, sauberes Exemplar..

      [Bookseller: Afrika- und Kolonialantiquariat Welwitsc]
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        Walt Disney's Fantasia

      Simon and Schuster, 1940-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940. 158 p. First edition, first printing. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. Clean text and cloth. All plates present. Gift inscription on free front endpaper. Hinges slightly exposed in a few places. Jacket presents well, price-clipped, chipped and creased along top edge-- heaviest chipping, tears, and creasing on back panel along top and bottom edges. A few small pieces of ph-neutral archival mending tissue on verso. Program is a first as well, in Very Good condition with '40s theater ticket taped to verso of front cover, light wear. Nice copies of two colorful books that evoke the groundbreaking film well.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Baustelle. Öl auf Hartfaser.

      . 40 x 49,5 cm, Monogramm V.S. und datiert (19)72. In schlichtem Künstlerrahmen.. Volker Stelzmann (*1940 Dresden - lebt und arbeitet in Berlin-Charlottenburg). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker. 1957-60 Lehre zum Feinmechaniker, bis 1963 Arbeit in diesem Beruf. Daneben Abendakademie der Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig (HGB) bei Walter Münze. Ab 1963-68 Studium an der HGB bei Gerhard-Kurt Müller. Grundstudium bei Fritz Fröhlich, Hans Mayer-Foreyt und Harry Blume. 1968-73 freischaffend. 1970-86 Mitglied im Verband Bildender Künstler der DDR. Ab 1979 Dozentur HGB, ab 1982 Professur ebenda. 1987/88 Gastprofessor an der Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main. 1988-2006 Professor für Malerei an die Universität der Künste Berlin.

      [Bookseller: Graphikantiquariat Koenitz Filiale Schlo]
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        Moldy Warp The Mole *First Edition*

      London: Collins. Hardcover. 87 pages. Numerous lovely colour illustrations. Unmarked. Average wear. Binding intact. Backstrip present with several small openings. Some lean to spine. Quality copy of this delightful work. . Good. 1940. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction.com]
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        Jeune fille au Chapeau dans le Pre. Original-Radierung.

      Um 1940.. Plattengrösse: 14,5x17 cm. Unten links voll signiert. Rechts mit Bleistift numeriert "XIV". In Glasrahmen 47x37 cm..

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat Leonidas Sakellaridi]
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        SOME MEMORIES OF W. B. YEATS

      Dublin: The Cuala Press. December 1940. First edition, first printing. Publisher?'s original Hollande boards, in the original glassine dustwrapper. Illustrated frontispiece. Leave uncut. A superb fine copy with the wrapper only lightly rubbed. Number 13 of only 370 copies printed. Masefield's memoir of Yeats in prose and verse. 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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        Dravosburg Merchants Baseball Team Album

      [N.p.: n.p. c. 1940s] - Unique album documenting the Dravosburg Merchants baseball team, containing 68 original black-and-white photographs, 58 newspaper clippings, 2 letters, and 1 card adhered to the pages. Includes mostly 3 1/2 X 3 1/2 inch prints, depicting baseball players and tournaments, accompanied by the album creator's handwritten captions. While the photographs were mostly taken in and around Pittsburgh, there is also a series of images of Okinawa, presumably taken while the athletes were stationed there during World War II. An insightful document of America's favorite pastime, with several great photographs of the era. With a photocopy laid in. Near fine in string-bound illustrated boards.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, ABAA]
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