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      N Y, N Y: William Helburn Inc. ,. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. color and B&W Illustrations; Folio 13" - 23" tall; xvi, [2], ,310, [2] pages; cloth, folio, (binding a little loose, frontcover with some sun fading and wear to extremities, minor scattered soiling). Contents generally VG. Color and B/W illustrations. ; 11 .

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      New York: Knopf, 1940. - Cloth. First edition. Endsheets a bit darkened, with small early ownership signature on front free endsheet, some shallow top-edge stain bleed to fore-edge of last third of text-block, else a good copy in somewhat darkened dust jacket with shallow chipping at head and toe of spine panel. Chandler's second novel and a H-Q Cornerstone. BRUCCOLI A2.1.a.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA]
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        Robinhood Cove, Maine.

      Robinhood, Me., ca. late 1940s. - Watercolor. Matted. 14.5 x 21 inches. Matted. Signed. Provenance: Estate of the artist. Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1919, Jason Schoener came from a family of distinguished American artists. He was the nephew of sculptor/painter William Zorach and his wife, painter Marguerite Zorach. Beginning in 1939, Schoener spent his summers at the Zorach family farm in Georgetown, Me., where he studied art with his Uncle William. After service in the Pacific during WWII, Schoener served as an instructor, department chairman, and dean at California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA. Schoener's other teaching assignments included Mills College in Oakland, California, and the Athens Technological Institute in Greece. Meanwhile, Schoener continued to use his Georgetown and then Robinhood homes Me. as a summer studio. Over the span of almost two decades, Schoener had several solo exhibitions at the Midtown Gallery on East 57th Street in New York City. His works are in many museum and private collections, including the Oakland Museum and the Whitney Museum in New York. He died in 1997. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Last Man.

      London: John Murray, 1940 - Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and upper board in black. With the dust jacket. Ownership inscription to front pastedown. A little rubbed and toned at extremities, lower corner bumped and with a small white mark, spotting to edges of text block, partial tanning to free endpapers. An excellent copy in the rubbed, tanned, and chipped jacket with some closed tears. First edition, first impression. Rare, particularly in the dust jacket, this is one of the earliest novels to incorporate a doomsday device. It was critically well-received, with George Orwell writing that the book "raises a real problem decay in the belief in absolute good and evil". [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        One page ALS

      St Louis. MO, 1940. One page autographed letter signed, from Irma Rombauer, author of The Joy of Cooking, and a major figure in the history of American cooking. Addressed to Louise [Diallo],The last name was supplied by the seller and is not indicated on the letter itself. In black ink on cream colored stationery printed in brown, "Mrs. Edgar Rombauer - 5712 Cabanne Avenue - St. Louis - Mo. The letter contains regrets for not staying longer at an event and, most interesting, a full recipe. The recipe, for "Bran Biscuit," appears in very close form in the 1936 edition of the Joy of Cooking and in later editions, and contains both the ingredients list and the step-by-step instructions. With one fold, otherwise fine. Romabuer manuscript material is very rare, and we have not been able to locate another record of it entering the marketplace.

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        Romain Rolland

      Paris 1940 - Photographie originale signée et datée Paris 1940, tirage argentique, 254 x 177 mm, montée sur le carton, 320 x 240 mm. Beau portrait de l'écrivain âgé, la tête légèrement inclinée soutenue par sa main droite. Réalisé à partir d'un négatif en couleurs, notre portrait est tiré en noir et blanc. Gisèle Freund comme à son habitude réservait les tirages couleurs pour les expositions, et utilisait plus fréquemment du papier noir et blanc pour des raisons de coût. C'est en 1938 avec l'arrivée sur le marché français des premières pellicules couleurs pour amateurs que Gisèle Freud eu l'idée de commencer sa série de photographies d'écrivains. Aidée par Jean Paulhan et Adrienne Monnier, elle réalisa plus d'une centaine de portraits qui ressembleront le monde littéraire de l'avant-guerre

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        82 Erotic Typescripts

      [Circa 1940]. A group of nearly 1200 typescript pages of erotica, containing 82 original and classic stories, poems, songs, and jokes assembled by the legendary collector and Oklahoma oil man, Roy Melisander Johnson. The loose pages are contained in an enormous pin-bound quarter leather and cloth binder. Near fine with only a touch of rubbing at the edges and spots on the rear board along the spine; the individual pages are overall fine with some scattered toning. .

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      Simon & Schuster 1940 - A fine first edition in a fine dust jacket with a full page drawing by Bemelmans. The adventures of a small dog in Africa. Illustrated in color throughout. Folio, pictorial boards. Comes in a custom-made collector's clamshell case. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Die Lösung der Judenfrage in der deutschen Wirtschaft. Kommentar zu Judengesetzgebung von Alf Krüger, Ministerialrat im Reichswirtschaftsministerium

      Berlin Wilhelm Limpert-Verlag, 1940.. . Vollständige Ausgabe im Original-Verlagseinband (Ganzleinen / Leinen / OGLn / OLn / Ln im Format 14 x 20,5 cm) mit Rücken- und Deckeltitel, 440 Seiten, Schrift: Fraktur. - Aus dem Inhalt: Vorwort - I. Schöpferisch-gestaltendes oder parasitäres Judentum? Die Entwicklung des Judentums in der Wirtschaft des Altreichs / Das Judentum in der Ostmark - II. Verzeichnis der abgedruckten Gesetze, Verordnungen und Erlasse (Reichsbürgergesetz vom 5.September 1935 samt allen Verordnungen / Verordnung gegen die Unterstützung der Tarnung jüdischer Gewerbebetriebe, 1938 / Verordnung über die Anmeldung des Vermögens von Juden, 1938 / Anordnung aufgrund der Verordnung über die Anmeldung des Vermögens von Juden, 1938 / Verordnung zur Durchführung der Verordnung über die Anmeldung des Vermögens von Juden, 1938 / Gesetz zur Änderung der Gewerbeordnung für das Deutsche Reich, 1938 / Verordnung über Kennkarten, 1938 / Dritte Bekanntmachung über Kennkartenzwang, 1938 / Verordnung zur Ausschaltung der Juden aus dem deutschen Wirtschaftsleben, 1938 / Verordnung über eine Sühneleistung der Juden deutscher Staatsangehörigkeit, samt Durchführungsverordnung, 1938 / Verordnung zur Wiederherstellung des Straßenbildes bei jüdischen Gewerbebetrieben, 1938 / Polizeiverordnung über das Auftreten der Juden in der Öffentlichkeit, 1938 / Verordnung über die Anmeldung des Vermögens von Juden in den sudetendeutschen Gebieten, 1938 / Verordnung über den Einsatz des jüdischen Vermögens, 1938 . . . Durchführungsvorschriften des Reichswirtschaftsministers betreffend die Ablieferung von Juwelen und Gegenständen aus Edelmetallen durch Juden, 1939 / Verordnung über die Verlängerung der Frist zur Ablieferung von ihm Juwelen und Gegenständen aus Edelmetallen durch Juden, 1939 / Gesetz über Mietverhältnisse mit Juden, 1939 / Verordnung des Reichsprotektors in Böhmen und Mähren über das jüdische Vermögen, samt Durchführungserlass, 1939 / Verordnung über die gerichtliche Zuständigkeit im Verfahren nach der Verordnung gegen die Unterstützung der Tarnung jüdischer Gewerbebetriebe, 1939 / Kommentar zur Anordnung aufgrund der Verordnung über die Anmeldung des Vermögens von Juden, 1939 / Kommentar zur Verordnung über den Einsatz des jüdischen Vermögens, 1939 / Anhang. Neueste Verordnungen (u.a.: Verordnung des Reichsprotektors in Böhmen und Mähren zur Ausschaltung der Juden aus der Wirtschaft des Protektorats, 1940, samt Durchführungserlassen / Anordnung über die Pflicht zur Anmeldung jüdischen Vermögens im Generalgouvernement, 1940). - Kriegsdruck, Erstausgabe, EA, erste Auflage in guter Erhaltung (Stempel auf Vorsatz und Titelblatt, sonst gut). - Aus dem Vorwort: "Das vorliegende Werk bringt eine zusammenfassende Darstellung der Gesetzgebung des Großdeutschen Reiches, soweit sie die Entjudung der deutschen Wirtschaft im weiteren Sinne zum Gegenstand hat, und eine geschichtliche Entwicklung des Judentums in der deutschen Wirtschaft mit übersichtlicher Statistik. Unter Berücksichtigung des Schrifttums und der Rechtsprechung wird eine Erläuterung der Anordnung aufgrund der Verordnung über die Anmeldung des Vermögens von Juden vom 26. April 1938 sowie der Dritten Verordnung über den Einsatz des jüdischen Vermögens vom 3. Dezember 1938 gegeben. Ich hoffe, daß das Werk allen bei der Entjudung der deutschen Wirtschaft mit der Überführung wirtschaftlicher Werte befassten Behörden sowie den Gerichten, Rechtsanwälten, Notaren, Wirtschaftsprüfern und Treuhändern ein Hilfsmittel sein und gleichzeitig das Verständnis für die Zwangsmäßigkeit der Judengesetzgebung in Deutschland vermitteln wird, um dadurch einen Teil an der Lösung des Judenproblems in der Wirtschaft Großdeutschlands beizutragen haben." - Mit zeittypischen Ausführungen wie z.B.: "Die Entwicklung des Judentums in der Wirtschaft des Alterreichs. Sooft Juden im Laufe des Weltgeschehens in einen anderen Volkskörper eingedrungen sind, entstand nach kürzerer oder längerer Zeit ein Problem, das wir heute in seiner Gesamtheit als Judenfrage bezeichnen. Dieses Problem ergibt sich bei allen Wirtsvölkern, unabhängig davon, welcher Rasse und Konfession sie angehören. Im Rahmen dieser Arbeit wollen wir uns nur mit der Judenfrage in Deutschland, insbesondere in der deutschen Wirtschaft, befassen. - Als sich in der zweiten Hälfte des vorigen Jahrhunderts im deutschen Volke starke judenfeindliche Bestrebungen bemerkbar machen, tauchten als Abwehr zahlreiche, vorwiegend von Juden gegebene Darstellung der geschichtlichen Entwicklung des Judentums auf, die in bewusster Tendenz ein einzigseitig verzerrtes Bild der Lebensbedingungen des jüdischen Volkes gaben. Hier wurden z.B. die Juden als das dauernden Verfolgungen ausgesetzte, stets vom Tode bedrohte und gemarterte Volk geschildert, das in Ghettos gepresst, aller bürgerlichen und politischen Rechte bar, von jeder zur erzeugerischen und handwerklichen Tätigkeit ausgeschlossen und durch ständige wirtschaftliche Unterdrückung zu Schacher und Wucher gezwungen wurde. Dem deutschen Volk wurde die alleinige Schuld an der Entstehung von Gegensätzlichkeiten zwischen ihm und dem jüdischen Volk zugeschoben, da das Judentum - nach seiner Darstellung - durch die unaufhörliche Unterdrückung erst zu dem gemacht worden war, was schließlich wurde. Jede judenfeindliche Bestrebung und Regung im deutschen Volk (bei anderen Völkern war dasselbe festzustellen) wurde als ein Rückfall in die Barbarei des "finsteren Mittelalters" hingestellt. Tatsächlich ist es den Juden durch ihren beherrschenden Einfluss auf Presse und Schrifttum gelungen, der Welt und dem deutschen Volk diese Auffassung mit einer Hartnäckigkeit anzuhämmern, die schließlich auch zahllose Deutsche von ihrer Richtigkeit überzeugte. Ein geschichtlicher Rückblick ergibt, daß der Kampf gegen das Judentum nicht Intoleranz, sondern unbedingt notwendige Maßnahme zur Erhaltung völkischen Eigenlebens ist Die Juden kamen nach dem Urteil ihrer eigenen Rassegenossen zu ihren Wirtsvölkern nicht als schöpferisch tätige Gäste (etwa als Kolonisatoren, Handwerker usw.), sondern als gewinnssüchtige Händler. Jede objektive Betrachtung der Entwicklungs- und Lebensbedingungen des Judentums im frühmittelalterlichen Deutschland führt zu der Feststellung, daß die wirtschaftlichen Verhältnisse der Juden ausgezeichnet, ihre rechtliche und soziale Lage befriedigend war..." / "Der Jude Mandel, der Direktor der Hiertenberger Patronenfabrik, war der Duzfreund des Fürsten Starhemberg. Er belieferte sowohl die Heimwehr, als auch die spanischen Bolschewisten . . . Obwohl die Juden sehr gute Geschäfte für sich zu machen verstanden, sah sich Herr Bundeskanzler Schuschnigg Neujahr 1937 veranlasst, der Wiener israelitischen Kultusgemeinde 10.000 S. für arme Juden zu überweisen . . . Die Leiden des österreichischen Volkes in letzten 20 Jahren sind hauptsächlich durch das kaum mit Worten wiederzugebende Juden-Regiment in Staat und Wirtschaft veranlasst worden. Wie die Verhältnisse kurz vor der Befreiung der Ostmark durch den Führer lagen, beweisen anschaulich die nachfolgende Tabellen . . . " / "Wenn heute die Auslandspresse immer wieder über die fürchterliche Lage der in Deutschland von jedem Erwerb ausgeschlossenen und nur auf die Mildtätigkeit ihrer ausländischen Rassegenossen angewiesenen Juden spricht, so braucht demgegenüber nur auf die Tatsache hingewiesen zu werden, daß 1938, also fünf Jahre nach der Machtübernahme, 700.000 Juden im Sinne der Nürnberger Gesetze nach amtlicher Erhebung über Vermögenswerte von rund 8 Milliarden Reichsmark verfügten. Eine bessere Widerlegung der internationalen jüdischen Lügen kann es nicht geben! Deutschland hat die Judenfrage innerhalb seines Lebens- und Wirtschaftsraumes zu einem großen Teil vor den Augen der Welt gelöst. Die Arbeit geht weiter, denn für das nationalsozialistische deutsche Volk gilt die Judenfrage erst dann als erledigt, wenn der letzte Jude Deutschland verlassen hat und darüber hinaus jüdisches Denken für immer aus deutschen Hirnen entfernt ist"

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      New York, 8. Mai 1940.. 1 SS. Gr.-8vo. Gedruckter Briefkopf. Mit eh. Briefumschlag.. An den Drucker und Buchgestalter David Silve in New York: "[ ] I saw Updike last Saturday, he is altogether delighted with the book. He seemed especially pleased with my device on the title page and wanted to know if he could use it. The drawings are mine but the cuts belong to the Institute and I wonder how they would feel about the matter. For the present it would be well if you could send me the drawings, of the device and title line, when convenient and of course I count on having some extra copies of the booklet. I am particularly pleased with the way you used my type and obliged to you for selecting it, I now see that it was the logical thing to do [ ] It just occurred to me that you might like to keep the drawing of the device, in which case I should like to borrow it for a photostat [ ]".

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        Oeuvres complètes. 23 volumes complets et un album de photographies.

      Mermod 1940-1954, Lausanne, - reliés demi parchemin pour les 20 premiers, brochés pour les tomes 21-22-23 et l?album.Edition originale des oeuvres complètes, tirée sur papier vergé chiffon Biberist (1500 ex. numérotés).

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        The Empire's Strength poster series. "Do You Know That Australia is the world's greatest exporter of wool.These Are The Sinews of War"

      H.M. Stationary Office, c 1940, London: - Attractive poster promoting Australian wool during World War II. Handsome image of a row of shearers, the first of whom is looking up towards you while shearing, with wool scattered around. Keith Henderson worked as a graphic artist for the Empire Marketing Board, from the 1920's. This is a lovely example of his work, with a great Australian connection. Three light fold lines o/w fine, bright condition. Text reads "Do you know that Australia is the world's greatest exporter of wool, and also supplies wheat, meat, dairy products, fruit and valuable metals: that aircraft and munitions are now being mass-produced in Australia. These Are The Sinews of War." 25 x 50", lithograph with at least 7 colors printed by Lowe & Brydone Printers Ltd, for H. M. Stationary Office.

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        LW KBK 4 - Vom Rhein zum Atlantik

      Wilhelm Limpert [1940], Berlin - Oblong 4to. Unpaginated. [48pp.] Gray card board with black and white lettering. Decorative cord. Illustrated with b&w photographs (3 per page), one-sided printing. The events between May 10 and June 25 1940, the operation by the Luftwaffe (with Messerschnitt planes/LW KBK 4) to reach Northern France and Paris through Holland and Belgium, are reported by war correspondents Max Rossbach (Vom Rhein bis zum Kanal) and Dr. Eckert (Wie Frankreich zusammenbrach) and documented with images of the destruction of bridges, train stations, and cities along the way. rubbing at corners and edges. Text in German. Interior and exterior in overall very good condition.

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        Farewell, My Lovely

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1940 - Advance Reading Copy in illustrated self-wrappers as issued. Spine-cocked, rubbing and edgewear, an attractive, very good copy of this fragile pre-publication state. Housed in a custom quarter red morocco and cloth clamshell case. In recent years the few copies that have been on the market have usually been subject to extensive repair. While this copy exhibits some wear, it is totally unacquainted with the paper conservator's art. A scarce issue of what some consider the zenith of the modern hardboiled detective novel. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Crowthers of Bankdam [The Master of Bankdam is a 1947 British historical film directed by Walter Forde from this novel. It starred Anne Crawford, Dennis Price, Tom Walls, Stephen Murray, Linden Travers and David Tomlinson. Two generations of brothers struggle for control of the family business in 19th-century Yorkshire. The film was made by Holbein Films at Nettlefold Studios, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England. It was produced by Rank Films and distributed by Prestige Films].

      Published by Collins 48 Pall Mall, London First Edition . London 1940. - First edition hard back binding in publisher's original bottle green cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 8½'' x 6¼''. Contains 640 printed pages of text. Slight evidence of damp stain to the rear board, not affecting the inside, corners sharp and pointed. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with one 20 mm closed tear to the top front cover and small closed tears the top of the rear cover, not price clipped 9/6, spine colours not faded. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, it does not adhere to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A. LITERATURE 1926-1945 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Photo Album]: 1940s New England Fishing Trip and Family Photos

      Hartford, Connecticut. 1940s. Oblong quarto. String-tied brown leather album with "photographs" stamped in gilt on the front cover measuring 11.5" x 15". Very good with wear on the board edges, loose pages, and some missing photos. A photo album containing 137 sepia toned or black and white photos in various sizes ranging from 3.75" x 2.75" to 3.5" x 5" without captions. The first half documents a fishing trip near Hartford, Connecticut, with photos of dozens of fish strung up, along with images of the fishermen and the occasional woman who caught them. The unnamed lake they were working can be seen here with nicely composed views of the New England landscape and the sun setting over the water. After a few blank pages, the album pick up again with a parade with nurses, men dressed as Native Americans, and a dog procession. The album concludes with a picnic, girls posing in fancy dresses (presumably for a school dance), and images of the family home throughout the seasons. An interesting vernacular photo album that captures the culture of 1940s New Englanders on the home front. .

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        [Photo Album] World War II South Pacific

      New Jersey, Virginia, California, Japan. circa 1940. Oblong octavo. Brown leather over paper covered boarded embossed with a large eagle and the words "photographs" stamped in gilt measuring 11.5" x 14". Contained within are approximately 280 black and white photographs measuring from 1.5" x 1.25" to 3.5" x 5" with some captions. A collection put together by an American solider during World War II while stationed in various parts of the United States and the Pacific. The album begins with training on the East coast starting in New Jersey with pictures captioned, "guns" and "more guns." From there they head to Virginia with images of rows of trucks, men hiding in bushes with machine guns, and shirtless men in a field. Further along in the album are camouflage training and a plane with a caption "plane trying to locate us." A large majority of the end of the album depicts a tour of duty in Japan and the South Pacific with pictures of soldiers and islanders. There are dozens of images of native huts, boats, and families from Sansapor in Dutch New Guinea dated October 1944 shortly after the Battle of Sansapor. Here the native people of the island can be seen donning grass skirts with some of the younger women posing in semi-glamour shots and others of full clans. The next base was in the Philippines, followed by Yokahama, Japan. The villages are all documented with markets, locals, and soldiers posing around the towns. The last picture is from November of 1945 of our young war hero back in the United States, smiling under a flag. A dense war photo collection, especially of the villages affected by the Japanese use of the South Pacific. .

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        A Set of Eight China Dinner Plates with Black and White Wildfowl Designs by Lynn Bogue Hunt, with His Explanatory Legends on the Back

      n.p, ca. 1940. (HUNT, LYNN BOGUE) 6-1/4 inches in diameter. . These plates have been used to dine from, and there are occasional minute scratches, but they are fine overall, and ideal for display . On November 3, 1943, Lynn Bogue Hunt wrote to Eugene V. Connett, founder, proprietor, and, in 1942, liquidator, of The Derrydale Press: "...I have been decorating highball glasses, plates, and doing porcelains for a couple of years and with considerable success on a royalty basis". Looking at these exceptionally attractive and interesting plates, it is easy to see why. Hunt's ducks, pheasant, quail and other species are vigorously depicted in flight, with Hunt's caption and signature included on the front surface. On the back of each plate is shown a pair of the subject birds and a lengthy description (about 125 words) of their characteristics and habits, lettered and signed by Hunt. Despite numerous attempts by various practitioners, sporting art does not always translate well to other media, but with these plates Hunt has successfully combined form and function with elegance and style. A BEAUTIFUL SET

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        The Arab War. Confidential Information for General Headquarters from... Being Despatches reprinted from the secret "Arab Bulletin". Introduction by Sir Kinahan Cornwallis... Director of the Arab Bureau 1916-1920

      (London): The Golden Cockerel Press, (1940).. Limited edition, no. 306 of 500 copies, small 4to, 50, (2) pp. Bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in green quarter morocco, spine sunned, minor loss to the leather at the foot of the upper cover, otherwise an excellent copy. Pertelote 147.

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        Manual de automóviles Arias-Paz

      - Ingeniería del transporte. Técnica de los medios de transporte. Vehículos. (629) Victoriano Suárez. Madrid. 1940 23 cm. 536 pág. Encuadernación en tapa dura lomo en piel estampado. Por Manuel Arias Paz. [Suc. de Rivadeneyra]. Grabs. intercal. Falto de la cubierta original. 1ª Edición. Dedicatoria autógrafa del autor. MP2 dedicado [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Yearling

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940 - Published in New York by Charles Scribner’s Sons in 1940. First Pulitzer Prize Edition. This copy is SIGNED by the author. Book fine except for discoloration on spine and along edges of covers, and previous owner’s signature on front free-end page. DJ good except for chipping on corners, fading on covers and spine and both inside DJ flaps, missing 2 inch wide piece on top of spine and 1 inch wide piece on bottom of spine, and slight creasing along edges. DJ has been price clipped. Book comes in specially made cloth slip cover. We will provide certificate of authenticity for this item. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Handbuch der Erbbiologie des Menschen. 5 Bände in 7 Teilen.,

      Julius Springer, 1940 - Ausgetragenes Bibliotheksexemplar, Seiten altersgemäß angedunkelt, Deckel an den Rändern der Bände stellenweise leicht berieben Schneller Versand, mit Rechnung. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 11070 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Domestic Architecture of H.T. Lindeberg

      New York: William Helburn, Inc.. 1940. First. First edition. Folio. Quarter red leather and cloth. Introduction by Royal Cortissoz. Corners a bit frayed, spine ends a bit rubbed, a very good copy of an uncommon title. The work of architect H.T. Lindeberg displayed in photographs and schematics including a list of his clients. One of 1000 copies. .

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        The Hardy Boys: The Disappearing Floor

      Grosset & Dunlap 1940 - Published in New York by Grosset & Dunlap in 1940. First Edition according to the Carpentieri Bibliography (1940A-1). Book very good, bumped ends of spine, surface of spine somewhat uneven, and rubbed spot on front cover. DJ very good, very light wear at ends of spine, small piece missing from upper corner of front, creasing on front and rear near spine hinges, vertical crease down length of spine, some faint soiling on rear, and soiled spot on fore edge of pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Biggles in the South Seas

      Oxford 1940 - Green decorated cloth boards. True first thick edition, not to be confused with the medium or thin. Very light wear to some edges and with a small black mark on the front board - soot? Internally with very small booksellers label to the base of the fep o/w clean. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Global Bookfinders]
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      Oxford University Press 1940 - 1940. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. A Tale of The Second Great War. Off-white cloth version, with two ** to half-title page. Colour frontis and b/w illustrations. 256 pages. Light bumping and wear to spine and corners. A little browning to very cover edges. Small inscription in ink to front endpaper. Foxing to endpapers, prelims and outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-creased with some nicks; couple of closed tears and scuffs. [S] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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        Account Rendered

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1940. Very scarce title. Brown cloth titled in red on spine and upper front board, tinted top edges, deckled foredges. Tight and square, just a faint sticker imprint in front endpaper. The scarce dust jacket is price clipped and has loss to the corners and bottom inch of front panel, unfaded, protected in a removable clear film sleeve.. First Edition. Near Fine/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback.

      [Bookseller: Mainly Fiction]
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        The Hamlet

      Chatto and Windus, London 1940 - 1st impression. Publisher's original yellow cloth boards with green titles to spine which have some wear but remain perfectly legible. Some soiling and rubbing to spine. Internally no inscriptions, minor foxing to eps. Pages clean but some age-toning. Top page block edge yellow stained as published. D/j has loss at the top and bottom of spine but titles not affected. Nibbles and chips to other corners and extremities and a closed tear running most of the length of the d/j spine and rear panel fold so that they are almost detached but not quite. Some d/j soiling/staining especially to the spine. Both d/j flaps have some tear/crease damage but no significant loss . Not price-clipped. Very scarce with jacket in any condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: London Rare Books, PBFA]
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        I Was an Adventuress

      Los Angeles: 20th Century Fox. 1940. The revised shooting final screenplay, dated December 15, 1939, although with 24 pages of colored inserts dating from January and February, 1940. Machine stamped "copy #1," belonging to the producer Darryl F. Zanuck. This was one of the two screenplays that O'Hara worked on from September to December 1939 and shared screenplay credits for, in this case with Karl Tunberg and Don Ettlinger. The movie was produced by Zanuck, and starred Vera Zorina, Erich von Stroheim and Peter Lorre. Quarto; mimeographed pages with blue revision sheets inserted. Near fine in printed studio wrappers. Rare. First Edition. Softcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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      [New York. ca. , after the original executed in 1839]. 1940 - Handcolored mezzotint engraving. The image is 19 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches, plus wide margins. Fine. This wonderful image is a mid-20th-century impression from a plate originally engraved by Charles Stuart in 1839, after a contemporary painting by John Gadsby Chapman. Davy Crockett (1786-1836), frontiersman, Indian fighter, and defender of the Alamo, is an archetypal hero of the early United States. From his activities as a scout for Andrew Jackson during the War of 1812, through his service in the Tennessee legislature and the United States House of Representatives, to his death at the Alamo in 1836, his fame grew ever larger. Chapman (1808-89) met Crockett in the early 1830s and executed a portrait study of him. After Crockett's death, Chapman worked the study into a full-length portrait. It was exhibited in the fall of 1838 at the Apollo Gallery in New York, an exhibition space that had been founded by a group of artists including Chapman. That painting was acquired by the state of Texas and hung in the capitol in Austin, where it was later destroyed by fire. Chapman painted another version of the portrait, which now hangs in the Harry Ransom Research Center at the University of Texas in Austin. The present engraving states: "New York. Published at the Apollo, 1839." A catalogue issued by the Apollo Gallery in October 1839 describes an engraved version of the present image. Charles Stuart was a mezzotint engraver working in New York at the same time. In the portrait Crockett stands in his buckskins, looking to his left, his right arm outstretched, holding his broad-brimmed hat. In his left arm he cradles a long rifle, and a knife is tucked into his belt. Three obedient dogs gaze up at him and he stands in a small clearing with a shock of wheat and some trees behind him. The original 1839 version of this print is so rare as to be unobtainable, and is lacking from most major institutional collections. The last we can trace for sale was one offered by The Old Print Shop on the front cover of the PORTFOLIO, in May 1963 for $200 (this at a time when the major Audubon prints were still in the three-figure range). A striking and lovely image of a central figure in the mythology of America.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        ROGER FRY. A Biography. Review Copy

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1940)., New York - Woolf, Virginia. ROGER FRY. A Biography. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1940). First American Edition, stamped Review Copy on the front free endpaper. 8vo. 307 pp. Black and white frontis of a photograph of Roger Fry. An excellent copy in green cloth, gilt titles to the spine in a bright, fresh dustwrapper showing minor use at the crown of the spine. Kirkpatrick and Clarke A25b. Woolmer 475. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Last Poems and Plays

      London: Macmillan. 1940. First. First edition. Slight offsetting from the jacket flaps, else fine in a very attractive, near fine dustwrapper with slight toning to the spine and extremities. A very nice copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Umriss einer Geschichte der Preise und Löhne in Deutschland. Vom ausgehenden Mittelalter bis zum Beginn des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts. Zweiter Band Teil A.

      Leiden, A. W. Sijthoff's Uitgeversmaatschappij, 1940.. 649 S. Hardcover. Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar mit Signatur und Stempel. Guter Zustand, Einband leicht bestoßen und berieben, Seiten leicht vergilbt. Buchdeckel leicht gelockert. Text sauber. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat BOOKFARM]
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        In the Teeth of the Evidence and Other Stories

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1940 - Tales of Lord Peter Wimsey, Montague Egg, and others. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper with light sunning to the spine. We have several other early Sayers titles in stock. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Carpe Librum]
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        Some Poems

      London: Faber and Faber,, 1940. Octavo. Original buff boards, spine and front board lettered in blue. With the dust jacket. Some minor foxing to contents and boards; a very good copy in the foxed jacket that has a toned spine, a short closed tear to the front panel and nicks to the extremities. First edition, first impression. Philip Larkin's copy, with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper, dated 1940. A fascinating association copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Fifth Column. A Play in Three Acts.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940 - Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine and upper board in red. With the dust jacket. Endpapers partially tanned. An excellent copy in the nicked and tanned jacket with chips from the ends of the spine panel affecting the titles. First separate edition, first printing. Originally published in 1938 in The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories. This is the original version as written by Hemingway, rather than the adapted version of Benjamin Glaser, who produced the play to great acclaim in the winter of 1940. Hemingway wrote "The Fifth Column", his only play, in Madrid while it was being bombarded during the Spanish Civil War. Scarce. Hanneman A17a. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Big Sea: An Autobiography

      New York:: Knopf,, 1940. . A Very Good, tight copy with foxing to the board edges in a Very Good, bright, unclipped dust jacket with foxing to the folds of the jacket. There are two closed edge tears. This very uncommon autobiography chronicles the life of Langston Hughes with a special focus on his coming of age in Paris in the 1920s and his role in the Harlem Renaissance. As a black poet, novelist and playwrite, Hughes became of one of the pre-eminent writers of the modern movement, but not before working at a number odd jobs along the way including working as a seaman on tramp freighters to Europe, teaching English in Mexico and working in a night club in Paris. .

      [Bookseller: Gregor Rare Books]
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        Farewell, My Lovely

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1940 - First edition. Lightly rubbed, near fine in very good dustwrapper with a chip on the front panel, some rubbing and short tears, and a faint, barely visible stain, but which is completely devoid of the restoration, repair, and sophistications usually visited upon copies of this title. The author's second book, basis for the 1944 film *Murder, My Sweet* directed by Edward Dmytryk, with Dick Powell as Philip Marlowe. Remade in 1975 by Dick Richards with Robert Mitchum. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Farewell My Lovely

      Knopf 1940 - First Edition. An attractive dustjacket that has benefitted from some expert restoration. The end result is a beautiful dustjacket that is rich in color and seldom seen in this nice of condition. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is in excellent shape with some discolorization to the flaps. The book is tight, with light wear to the edges. The pages are clean with some foxing to the endpapers. There is no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a nice copy of this true first edition. Includes a custom acedate dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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