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        THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER

      BOSTON: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN CO. FINE IN A VERY GOOD+ D.J.. PUB 1940. FIRST EDITION. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK . BOOK IS FINE WITHOUT ANY MARKS TO THE BINDING OR THE TEXT. D.J. HAS A SMALL BIT OF WEAR AT THE CORNERS AND SPINE EDGES WITH A FEW SHORT TEARS MOSTLY ALONG THE TOP EDGE, UNFADED, AND NOT PRICE-CLIPPED. AN EXCELLENT, CLEAN AND TIGHT COPY OF THIS 20TH CENTURY HIGH SPOT. .

      [Bookseller: JOHN LUTSCHAK BOOKS]
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        There Shall Be No Night

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1940 - Early reprint. Fine, in supplied, near fine, price-clipped dustwrapper. Full-page Inscription by the author to the subject of this Pulitzer Prize-winning play: "for Katherine Imbrie, who, starting with birth in New Bedford, Mass., has seen and suffered much the same kind of tragedy that comes to Miranda Valhoven in this play -- with all hope for a better world -- Robert Sherwood. January 1, 1941." Laid in is a letter from Katherine Imbrie to Benjamin Fairless, President of U.S. Steel, objecting to the broadcasting of the play on the U.S. Steel radio program in 1950 because of pending legal proceedings concerning "The Imbrie Incident." Attached is a typed memo from Mrs. Imbrie to William J. Walsh, Jr. concerning the proposed radio production of the play.The Imbrie Incident occurred on July 18, 1924, in Tehran, Iran. Then American Vice Consul, Robert Whitney Imbrie along with an acquaintance, Melvin Seymour, were attacked by a mob while visiting a public well in the center of Tehran. Though local police and soldiers were close by, they failed to render assistance and some even participated in the assault. Finally, the two Americans were taken away to a nearby police infirmary for treatment. The mob followed them and continued the attack until they finally killed Imbrie. Seymour was somehow spared. Later, the Persian government executed a lone soldier for inciting the mob against the two Americans (by claiming that Imbrie was a Baha'i, a religious minority persecuted in Iran) and awarded Imbrie's widow $60,000 for the loss of her husband.A quarter of a century later, Mrs. Imbrie was still involved in litigation regarding her husband's accounts. In her memo to Walsh, she wrote: "In answer to my letter objecting to the play Sherwood sent a copy of the book. His preface does not alter the fact that as a ghost writer for F D R he had access to the State Dept files which neither I Members of Congress nor the Attorneys acting for me while my husband's accounts were in litigation [had access to]". See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Knopf Borzoi, New York 1940 - 1st Edition. FIne in attractive salmon dust jacket with one minor mend from an expert paper conservationist. Some shelf rubbing on DJ. Fine, tight copy in collector's conditon. Chandler's second Marlowe novel, the basis of three film versions, one with DIck Powell, another with Robert Mitchum. Shipped insured in a box, not a padded envelope. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dubliners Books]
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        First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt?s Signed Registration for her 1937 GMC Suburban

      Partly Printed Document Signed ?Anna Eleanor Roosevelt? as First Lady, 1p, 6? x 4?. Hyde Park, New York, January 27, 1940 [date stamped by NYS Bureau of Motor Vehicles]. Fine condition.First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt?s 1940 registration for her 1937 GMC Suburban. Filled out in ink, but not by Mrs. Roosevelt. Name of Owner: Mrs. F.D. Roosevelt City Hyde Park County Put. State N.Y. County should be Dutchess, not Putnam.Eleanor Roosevelt frequently drove her car and, at times, she wrote about in her syndicated newspaper column, ?My Day.? Her October 30, 1940 column was headlined ?My Day: Given a Warning By a Speed Cop.? Datelined Boston, Mass., Monday [October 28, 1940]. In part, ?To my shame, I must record that I was politely but firmly cautioned by a very nice looking policeman that I was driving too fast for a crowded section of the road. Since I usually poke along and am passed by car after car. It seemed ironical that I should have speeded up in the wrong place. I realized he wa

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Schröder").

      Bad Hofgastein, 13. IX. 1940. - 1 S. Gr.-4to. Beiliegend eine faks. Dankeskarte und ein eh. adr. Kuvert. An Friedrich Herrmann, Herstellungsleiter beim S. Fischer Verlag in Berlin, über Korrekturen bei der Drucklegung seines Buches "Die weltlichen Gedichte": "[.] Auf Seite 450 sind versehentlich die vorigen Korrekturen alle nicht durchgeführt [.] Die Rückkorrektur auf Seite 453 ist beabsichtigt. 'Lebendig strebende' steht oppositionell zu 'Welle', was zwar nicht ganz durchsichtig aber jedenfalls sinnvoller ist wie die Fehlkorrektur 'strebender'. Auf Seite 457 war ein falsches 'euer' noch falscher in 'eure' korrigiert. Jetzt ist's richtig [.] Hier ist es schön, gesund u. vor allem bombenfrei. Ich denke mit Mitgefühl der armen Berliner [.]". - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf; Papierbedingt leicht gebräunt und mit einem kleinen Ausriß in der rechten unteren Ecke.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Earthly Paradise

      London: Michael Joseph Ltd.,, 1940. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine in silver, yellow endpapers. With the dust jacket and the original wraparound band. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with a short closed tear repaired to the verso. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Walt Disney's Fantasia. With a foreword by Leopold Stokowski. [Introduction by Walt Disney.]

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940. First edition. 4to. Colored and black and white lithographic illustrations, 16 of the color illustrations are tipped in. Lithographs by the Western Printing and Lithographing Company. 158 pp. Original tan cloth, lettered in blue. A near fine copy in good plus dust jacket. Provenance: Estate of Joan Kennedy Taylor . Inscribed on the flyleaf to the author's daughter, Joan Kennedy Taylor: "For my dear Joan, with all my love./ Deems"

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Fantasia

      New York: Simon and Schuster,, 1940. With a foreword by Leopold Stokowski. Folio. Original grey cloth, titles to spine and upper board in blue, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Colour illustrations throughout. Bookplate and donation inscription to front free endpaper, ownership tickets to half-title and rear blank. Spine rolled, two light marks to upper board, small bump to top edge of the contents, which are toned. A very good copy in the price-clipped, rubbed, creased and chipped jacket with a bookseller's ticket to the rear flap. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Walt Disney's Fantasia & Walt Disney Presents Fantasia in Technicolor and Fantasound

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940. 158 p. irst edition, first printing in first issue jacket. (Same date on title and copyright pages. Jacket has first issue price of $3.75 intact.) Near Fine hardcover in Good dust jacket. Book itself in very nice shape: little wear, clean pages and sturdy binding. All plates present. Gift inscription to a child from her grandmother on paste down, dated 1940. Jacket is rare and desirable in any shape, missing some chips around edges with some creasing, dampstaining near foot that is noticeable on edges of both front and back panel, price intact, mylar-protected. Includes the contemporary musical program for the film, Walt Disney Presents Fantasia in Technicolor and Fantasound (no author listed). Unpaginated. Stapled wraps with color illustrations. Good+ condition. Clean pages. Dampstain at bottom corner and foxing to front cover. Together these two volumes are a wonderful evocation of Disney's epic.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Account Rendered

      J. B. Lippincott, Philadelphia 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. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Mainly Fiction]
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        Collection of dust jackets for series of books illustrated by Kurt Wiese: Honduras, Peru, Venezuela, Australia, Hawaii, New Zealand, Mexico, Uruguay, Paraguay, New Jersey, etc.

      Chicago, Ill.: Albert Whitman & Co., ca. 1940s. - 18 lovely dust jackets from the series, Pictured Geographies (but one is from the series, The United States Books). Each lightly creased down center, with folded flaps at either end. Very Good to Near Fine. Dust jackets only; books not included.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        BIGGLES IN THE BALTIC

      Published by Oxford University Press, 1940. Hardback. Very Good/Very Good. Illustrated by Leigh, Howard & Sindall, Alfred. 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]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        BUT WHO WAKES THE BUGLER?

      Houghton Mifflin,, Boston: 1940 - First edition. A proof copy bound in pictorial wraps with the illustration from the eventual trade edition dust jacket. "With the compliments of Houghton Mifflin Company" slip laid in. Spine slightly cocked and front hinge just beginning to split, otherwise very good or better, especially for this fragile production. Great illustrations by Charles Addams. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush, member ABAA]
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        Andre Masson

      (Rouen: Wolf. 1940). First edition. Quarto. Green wrappers with applied illustration. Copy number 254 of 297 on velin de Luxe initialed by Masson. Small nicks and tears, spine sunned and with small chips at the extremities, an about very good copy in chipped original unprinted glassine. Uncommon tribute volume with text by his famous artist contemporaries. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Secret of Dr. Kildare

      New York: Dodd, Mead & Company. 1940. First. First edition. Ink owner's name with a small bookstore stamp, and one corner bumped, else near fine in a lightly edgeworn, near fine dustwrapper. Hospital romance and mystery tale featuring the handsome young intern Dr. Kildare. Basis for the 1939 Harold S. Bacquet film starring Lew Ayres as Dr. Kildare, and also featuring Lionel Barrymore, Lionel Atwill, and Laraine Day. Scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Spies Against Them

      London: Eldon Press Limited,, 1940. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine and upper board in red. With the dust jacket. Very light spotting to edges and endpapers, an excellent copy in the lightly rubbed and marked jacket. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Illustrated Guide to Yosemite Valley

      Crocker 1940 - Stiff blue paper covers, spiral bound. Signed by Ansel Adams on title page. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Front cover lightly rubbed; minor wear to edges; else very good copy of an uncommon first printing of this book, rarely found signed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Book 'Em]
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        Sammlung von 400 Original-Fotographien aus der Zeit der ca. 1860 bis 1940.,

      - Überwiegend sehr guter Zustand. Wenige mit Läsuren, wenige stärker verblasst. - Die Mehrzahl der Fotos aus den zwischen 1880-1920. Überwiegend Originalporträts aus professionellen Studios, viele aus Berlin. Fotos von Kindern, Ehepaaren, Frauen, Männern, Familien. Dazu einige Gruppenfotos von Schulklassen, Bediensteten, Soldaten. Einige Fotos Privatfotos. Die Studioporträts überwiegend auf dem Originakarton der Studios mit deren Firmenprägung oder -aufdruck. Z.B. Berlin: Max Fischer, Martin Balg, Samson & Co., J. Fuchs, Max Steffens, M. Weiland, Georg Wilke, Ernst Tepper, Atelier Friedmann, Emil Lampe, Grundner & Abich, M. Appel, Atelier Regis, Arnold Stern, A. Jandorf, Moritz Buchholz, A. Birkholz, Max Dax aber auch aus vielen anderen Städten wie Bernau, München, Leitmeritz, Vilshofen, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, St. Petersburg, Halle, Glogau, Itzehoe, Elsmhorn, Hildesheim u.v.a. [Abb. das wohl älteste Porträt] Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 5500 Originalphotos. In Plastiktaschen auf DIN A4 Papier oder aufgeklebt in Plastikhüllen in Leitz-Ordner.

      [Bookseller: Fundus-Online GbR Borkert SchwarzZerfaß]
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        Fortunato Depero nelle opere e nella vita. 452 pagine complessive. 8 pagine a colori. 160 riproduzioni in nero.

      coi Tipi della Tipografia Editrice Mutilati e Invalidi (Zinchi dello Stabilimento Zincografico Tridentum), 'Edizione a cura della Legione Trentina' 1940 Edizione originale. Memorie artistiche corredate da un vasto ed accurato apparato iconografico. Cfr. Cammarota, Futurismo, 169.14. Ottimo esemplare.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Pontremoli]
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        Color Patterns for Decoys [Mallards, Pintails, Blackduck, Green-Winged Teal; Canada Goose, Brant, Widgeons, Surf Scooters, American Scooters; Broadbills, Redheads, Canvasbacks, Goldeneyes]

      N.p., n.d. [ca. late 1940s] - Edgar Burke, MD (1889-1950) successfully combined the vocation of medicine (he was a member of the American College of Physicians and Surgeons) and the avocation of sport. He was an enthusiastic wildfowler and upland gunner, an expert angler and fly tier (he designed the flies "Doctor Burke" and "Family Secret") and was interested in pigeon racing and cock fighting (it was he, in the Jersey City cock-fights of the 1930s, who sewed up the wounds of the injured birds). He was also a celebrated sporting artist, illustrating two Derrydale Press classics, Feathered Game (1929) and Upland Game Bird Shooting in America (1930), and producing front cover vignettes for seven more, including Grouse Feathers, and De Shootinest Gent'man. He was, notes Siegel, a childhood companion and lifetime friend of Derrydale proprietor Eugene Connett. These paintings, from the late 1940s, represent Burke's finest work in an area where he was an acknowledged master. They were published in Connett's Duck Shooting along the Atlantic Tidewater (1947) as plates at pp. 256, 262, 266, illustrating the chapter Burke wrote. Connett used the plates again in honor of his friend in Duck Decoys (1953) as frontispiece and plates at pp. 38, 86. Highly decorative sporting art with the finest provenance Published in Duck Shooting along the Atlantic Tidewater (1947) as plates at pp. 256, 262, 266; and again in Duck Decoys (1953), as frontispiece and plates at pp. 38, 86. Each about 14-3/4 x 13 inches. Three large acrylic paintings on canvas board, each showing the design of 8 duck decoys, side views, for a total of 24 figures in all. Signed in pencil on back of one painting, Edgar Burke, MD, Jersey City, N.J., Medical Center. Framed. Fine. Provenance: Eugene V. Connett, 3rd; his son, Eugene V. Connett IV

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        ROGER FRY. A Biography.

      MacMillan, Toronto 1940 - Woolf, Virginia. ROGER FRY. A Biography. Toronto: Macmillan, 1940. First Canadian Edition printed from the British sheets, in the same year of publication as the Hogarth Press first edition. 8vo. 307 pp. An excellent copy in green cloth, gilt titles to the spine, in a bright, fresh pictorial dustwrapper (some professional archival restoration to the crown of the spine), portraying a self-portrait by Roger Fry. Black and white frontis Roger Fry, A Self-Portrait. Only 525 cc. published in the Canadian First Edition. Kirkpatrick and Clarke A25bb. Woolmer 475. Definitively for the completist and rarely found in any sort of dustwrapper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        SIGNAL - SIGNALE Edizione speciale della ?Berliner Illustrirte Zeitung?61 numéros en langue italienne et 16 numéros en langue française, reliés en 4 volumes.Langue italienne: 1940: 4 - 5 et 6 (dont il manque la couverture et les 2 premières pages). 1941: 9 - 10 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 19 - 20 - 21 - 22 - 23/24.1942: 22 numéros, manque le numéro 12 pour que l?année soit complète.1943: Numéros 1 - 3 - 4 - 5- 6 -7 - 8 - 10 - 11 - 13- 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 19.1944: Fascicolo 2 - 3 - 5 - 6 - 8 10.Langue française:1940: Numéros 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 et 14 (manque la couverture et les 4 premières pages) - 15 - 16 - 17.1941: Numéros: 1 - 2 - 3 et 4 (manque la couverture et les 2 premières pages) - 5 - 7.

      Deutscher Verlag 1940-1944, Berlin, - demi percaline-rouges, titre au dos doré, sauf indication toutes les couvertures ont été conservées.A la fin du volume de 1943/1944 ont été ajouté 10 numéros du ?The Illustrated London News?de juin à septembre 1945.

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie du Varis]
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        The Hamlet.

      Random House, 1940 - First edition, first printing. Small bookseller's label to lower front free endpaper, slight rubbing, still fine in near fine, unchipped dust jacket with some toning to rear panel and the slightest of darkening to spine panel, in mylar cover. A handsome copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: THE HERMITAGE BOOKSHOP ABAA Member]
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        I Married Adventure

      New York: Lippincott, 1940. First Edition, early, but unstated printing. Signed and dated by the author to a previous owner, "with very best African wishes". In Very Good condition, in original dust jacket, with price intact. Early pages show a diagonal crease. Foxing to cloth. The dust jacket shows fading, chipping and edge wear with loss at the head of the spine, and splits starting at the flap folds. A lovely copy, signed by Osa Johnson.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Men in Print

      London Golden Cockerel Press 1940 - 7 5/8 in. x 10 1/8 in. No. 298 of 500 copies. Literary criticism by Lawrence. Bound in linen boards with blue crushed morocco spine and hinges; raised bands; top edge gilt, rough cut fore-edge. Tiny speckles appear on the end-papers and some blank pages in both front and back. A small bare spot on lower edge of spine. In its original fragile slipcase which has tears, cracks, and some staining at the extremities. A near fine copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Plakat - Kandersteg. Lithographie.

      Aarau, Trüb & Co., ca. 1940 - 101 x 63 cm, Zustand A (kleine Randläsuren) 1000 gr.

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        Plakat - Brienz Rothornbahn. Tiefdruck.

      Zürich, Fretz, ca. 1940 - 102 x 64 cm, Zustand A 1000 gr.

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        Farewell, My Lovely

      Knopf 1940 - First Edition, First Printing. A magnificent copy of this true first edition. This original dustjacket is vibrant in color, with no chips or tears and looks about new with light restoration. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with only a hint of wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean, with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a stunning copy of this highly collectable book seldom seen in such amazing shape. We buy Chandler First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Woman with pottery

      1940. Gouache painting. 21 x 14 inches. Signed and dated 1940. Framed and glazed. The artist did murals with Diego Rivera.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        THE CASE OF THE SILENT PARTNER.

      New York: William Morrow and Company, 1940. - First edition. Fine, bright, tight copy in fine, unfaded dust jacket. Arch-competitor Harry Peavis secretly buys stock in florist Mildred Faulkner's small, family-owned business. To keep from being muscled out of her own company, Mildred goes to Perry Mason. But then Mildred's brother-in-law bets and loses stock shares in a poker game with a sleazy ex-con and his girlfriend. When both are found dead, the trail of evidence leads back to Mildred. An exceptional copy of this Perry Mason mystery story. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Case of the Silent Partner

      William Morrow 1940 - A fine first edition in a near fine dust jacket with original price of $2.00 still on front flap of dust jacket and 1940 on the title page and no mention of later printings on the copyright page. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1940. First. First edition. Foxing to the boards and the endpapers, a very good copy in a very near fine (possibly supplied, but was with the book when it came to us) second issue dustwrapper with a little rubbing. Author James Jones's copy with his ownership Signature on the front pastedown. An interesting association between two men who are probably best known for their war novels. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1940 - Tan cloth boards. Red trim with black lettering. Hemingway's fourth novel, his longest and most ambitious published during his lifetime, a narrative drawing freely on his personal experiences during the Spanish Civil War. Made into a movie. Satisfaciton guaranteed. 471pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: History Bound LLC]
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        For Whom The Bell Tolls

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. First Edition with all issue points. "A" on the copyright page, first issue dust jacket with no photo credit on the reverse under the photo of Hemingway, $2.75 price on front dustjacket flap, 471 pp. Condition: Faint offsetting to pastedowns and endpapers as shown in scans, chipping and tears along edges dustjacket front and rear cover and ends of spine. Binding is tight and text block is clean. There is spacing between the backstrap and the text block when the book is opened to the middle as shown in last two scans. Tanning to the spine, some soiling to boards, edges of boards and spine, rub to spine title. . First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Harrisons Books]
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        ANGELES DE COMPOSTELA. Poema.

      - Dibujos de J. Escassi. Fotografías de Ksado. Barcelona, Ediciones Patria, 1940, 23x31, sin paginar 48 págs. y 6 láminas. De la tirada de 650 ejemplares en papel lito-extra anaranjado. Encuadernado en holandesa bien realizada con la lomera y puntas en piel , conserva la cubierta original. Perfecto estado. Muy raro en comercio. (51927).

      [Bookseller: Librería J. Cintas]
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        30,000 On The Hoof

      Harper and Brothers Publishers New York (1940) - First Edition. George Giguere dustajcket art. PublisherÕs Advance Salesman Dummy. Twelve pages, 4 pages of text from the novel. Very Scarce. Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket with rubbing to spine ends and flap corners. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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        Happy Landing!

      New York: Arcadia House. 1940. First. First edition. Fine in fine, price-clipped dustwrapper. Young woman works in a cafe outside of a Texas paratrooper training school, two men fall for her, she follows them to Fort Benning. The Georgia-born Peggy Gaddis Dern wrote under both the names Peggy Gaddis and Peggy Dern. This copy Inscribed by the author to her sister: "To Goldie, the nicest sister anyone could have, with much love --- Peggy Dern, 1943." A nice association in an attractive copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Farewell, my Lovely.

      Knopf, New York 1940 - 20 cm; 375, [3] pages. Cloth in dust jacket. Dust jacket frayed, chipped with some loss, and stained lightly on upper panel. Text unblemished, if well read. True first edition that has been around the block. Writers at BBC Radio 4 came up with a brief summary of Raymond Chandler (1888-1959) that beats the hell out of anything I could come up with: "Philip Marlowe is a moral man in an amoral world. California in the 1940s and 1950s is as beautiful as a ripe fruit and rotten to the core, reflecting all the tarnished glitter of the American Dream. ." Farewell My Lovely (1940) was Chandler's second novel, and has been adapted for film three times. When Philip Marlowe sees a huge, loudly dressed man casually throwing a bouncer out onto the the pavement as he goes into a bar, he knows it's time to walk away, so he follows him inside. The big guy is Moose Molloy, recently released from an eight-year prison sentence and now on the hunt for his old sweetheart, a red-haired nightclub singer named Velma Valento. Marlowe follows a trail which includes a stick-up, blackmail, an irresistable blonde, a psychic, drugs and murder, and it leads him all the way to the top of a corrupt state of California. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE D. A. GOES TO TRIAL (First Edition, Warmly Inscribed)

      New York: William Morrow, 1940. Gardner, Erle Stanley. THE D. A. GOES TO TRIAL. New York: William Morrow, (1940). First Edition. A FINE bright copy in a VERY GOOD (Priced $2.00) ORIGINAL DUST JACKET (lightly used, a few tiny chips, a little edge-worn). WARMLY INSCRIBED on the front-free endpaper:"To Tee/ who is a swell writer and a damn good friend of the whole Fiction Factory/ with love/ Erle Stanley Gardner / August 1940." Tee Rose, a young writer from San Francisco, was a lifelong friend of ESG and she always was presented with Gardner's latest book -- usually immediately upon publication. We have in stock quite a few of his presentation copies to her dating from 1934 to the early 1960s. THE D. A. GOES TO TRIAL is the fourth of nine novels written by Gardner about small town California district attorney Doug Selby and fictional Madison City where all hell seems to break loose on a regular basis.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good.

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