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        A Stricken Field

      New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce. 1940. First. First edition. Tape shadows on the boards, else near fine in an attractive, near very good, price-clipped dustwrapper with several internally repaired tears, and a scrape on the spine, probably from a removed sticker. Inscribed by the author: "For Mr. and Mrs. Rogers, with all good wishes fron their friend Martha Gelhorn. Sun Valley." .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        POETA EN NUEVA YORK

      Editorial Séneca, México 1940 - Con Cuatro dibujos originales. Poema de Antonio Machado. Prólogo de José Bergamín. Primera Edición 187 págs.

      [Bookseller: Valentin Peremiansky]
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        Pageant of the Pacific

      San Francisco, California: Pacific House. 1940. First. Large portfolio. Complete set of 6 color lithographic mural-maps. Lacking the descriptive booklet. Plates I-IV measure approximately 38" x 25" (unfolded), plates V-VI measure 25" x 19". Housed in the original quarter cloth portfolio with printed paper covered boards in a Navajo textile style, with bookseller's ticket: "Paul A. Struck, Art Books-Fine Prints". Ex-library copy with spine letters and small bookplate, else no other markings. Corners are bumped, moderate edge-wear and soiling, overall a good or better set: plate 1. Peoples of the Pacific; plate 2. The fauna and flora of the Pacific; plate 3. Art forms of the Pacific area; plate 4. Economy of the Pacific; plate 5. Native dwellings of the Pacific area; plate 6. Native means of transportation in the Pacific area. .

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        The Bride Wore Black

      Simon and Schuster 1940 - New York: Simon & Schuster, 1940. An Inner Sanctum Mystery. 312 p. First edition, first printing (Same date on title and copyright pages and no additional printings noted). Very Good condition hardcover in Good+ dust jacket. Clean pages and sturdy binding. Some light staining to fore edge and, heavier, on pgs. 98 and 99. Spine a bit cocked, wear at tips. Jacket has small damp stain on spine panel, rubbed, creased, and chipped at edges, missing a thin piece along top edge of back panel, damage to verso of rear flap, but intact and in nice shape overall-- showing the skull bride design. Quite desirable in its rare original jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Senza titolo

      Milano 1940 - Original drawing on the both side of the sheet. Cm 18x11. From the Ponti estate

      [Bookseller: Giorgio Maffei]
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        Homers Odyssee, Deutsch von Johann Heinrich Voss,

      Berlin : Askanischer Verlag, Carl Albert Kindle, [1940].. LUXUSAUSGABE IN GANZPERGAMENT mit zahlreichen Holzschnitt-Abbildungen, 337 Seiten, (6 unpaginierten Seiten Inhaltsverzeichnis), 21x27, helles illustriertes und blindgeprägtes OPgmt,. SEHR SCHÖNES FRISCHES UND UNBESCHNITTENES Exemplar mit einem zweifarbigen und illustrierten Titel, Holzschnitten von Ludwig von Hofmann und einer sauberen handschriftlichen Widmung von alter Hand

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Im Baldreit]
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        CARSON McCULLERS. Pencil Sketch.

      - Poor a renowned artist who, after studying at Stanford, the Slade School and At the Julian Academy, emigrated to NYC; contemporary of Winslow Homer & Edward Hopper, with pieces on exhibit in the MMA, the Whitney, the Art Institute of Chicago and The Worcester Art Museum. McCullers a noted novelist born in GA, who also migrated in NYC; best known for her 'Heart is a Lonely Hunter', a 1940 novel centered on an adolescent tomboy and two deaf-mutes. McCullers & Poor known to be close. Housed in a period wooden frame. Framed: 11-3/4" x 9 1/4". Ca 1950s? SIGNED by Poor.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        THE COMPLETE GREEK DRAMA. All the extant tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, and the Comedies of Aristophanes and Menander, in a variety of translations

      Random House. New York. ND.,circa 1940's. Twelfth Printing. Originally published in 1938. 2 volumes. Large 8vo. (9.1 x 6.1 inches). Vol. 1. Frontis, xlviii,1186pp : Vol. 2. Frontis, vi, 1236pp. Fine copies in fine early leather bindings by Maurin. Full red morocco. Spines with four raised bands, each with a decorative floral gilt roll. Compartments ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Double ruled borders on the boards. The board edges are ruled in gilt. Turn-ins with decorative roll within double ruled gilt border. Marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt. A fine and attractive set of this major work.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Typed Letter Signed

      ("Dalton Trumbo" "Richard Landau" "H. N. Swanson") 1 page, 10 1/2" x 7 1/4", March 8, 1940 on H. N. Swanson 8523 Sunset Boulevard West Hollywood, Calif. Crestview 1-5115 letterhead. Contract relating to film rights of story "The General Came To Stay." Fine.Trumbo (1905-1976) was an American screenwriter and novelist. His life is currently being filmed. He was member of the Hollywood Ten, refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee.

      [Bookseller: George Houle Rare Books & Autographs]
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        Growing Pains: Diaries And Drawings For The Years 1908-1917

      New York: Coward-McCann, 1940: Signed. First edition, first printing. In Near Fine condition, in a Very Good dust jacket with price of $3.75 intact. Signed by Wanda Gag at the front free end paper, inscribed to a previous owner. Tanning to front paste down and front free end paper from a newspaper clipping that was kept there, affecting Ga'g's signature. Side edge of page block has a small lightly darkened area. Faint edge wear. The dust jacket shows light edge with a few short closed tears, rubbing to the folds, and sunning, most notably to the spine. Signed.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Raymond Loewy Blueprints for The Pennsylvania Railroad

      New York: Raymond Loewy. [circa 1940?]. A collection of 29 blueprints created for The Pennsylvania Railroad Company by Raymond Loewy, often called the father of industrial design. These blueprints of 13 state seals, 10 astrological signs, and six state birds were used to decorate the interior of the railroad's passenger cars. This group of blueprints is in remarkably good condition. Each has been folded several times for storage with some penciled notes on the margins giving additional information, such as "Solid White to be Gold." A few have some soiling to the rear or a bit of edgewear but most are fine. All but the astrologic prints are labeled "Raymond Fernand Loewy 589 Fifth Ave New York City" in the lower corner. Also included is a one-page diagram showing the interior of a car and placement of several of the designs. In the late 1930s Loewy began working with The Pennsylvania Railroad Company, at the time not only the largest railroad in the United States but the largest publicly traded corporation in the world. He designed several locomotives, most notably the S1 and T1, along with passenger car interiors, train stations, and advertising material. Loewy's success with the railroad helped propel him to national prominence, where he designed the Studebaker Starliner and Avanti, and several iconic corporate logos: Lucky Stripes, Shell Oil, and Greyhound Bus. Today Loewy is considered by many to be the most influential industrial designer of the 20th Century. Further details available upon request. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Big Con: The Story of The Confidence Man and The Confidence Game

      Indianapolis / New York: Bobbs-Merrill. (1940). First. First edition. Endpapers negligibly foxed, still easily fine in a bright and attractive, near fine dustwrapper with a moderate-sized accordion tear (which has been flattened) on the rear panel. A fascinating and exceptionally uncommon non-fiction account of con-men, and the definitive work on the subject. It was the primary reference used by David S. Ward for his original screenplay for the film The Sting. Maurer managed to effect a settlement with the studio when he showed that a single line from the book was identical to one of the stage directions. An important antecedent to one of the best films of the past few decades. The 1973 George Roy Hill-directed film featuring Paul Newman, Robert Redford, and Robert Shaw won seven Academy Awards including Best Picture, Director, and Screenplay. Scarce in jacket. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        RKO Radio Pictures 1939-1940 Annual

      RKO-Radio Pictures 1940 - First Edition, large quarto. The deluxe annual for RKO Studios' 1939-1940 season. White linen with embedded spiral binding. 56 pages. Features films such as "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," numerous literary adaptations with large images of the books themselves ("The Deerslayer," "Ivanhoe," "The Swiss Family Robinson," "Tom Brown's Schooldays"), full-page spreads for directors Garson Kanin, George Stevens, Leo McCarey, and Gregory La Cava; and actors Carole Lombard, Ginger Rogers, Cary Grant, Charles Laughton, Harold Lloyd (in the spotlight as a producer rather than an actor), George Sanders (in "The Saint" series), Anne Shirley, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, Richard Dix, Anne Neagle, Victor McClagen, and Jean Hersholt; and a special section advertising 18 Technicolor Disney features. Very Good plus, with a some turning to the outer corners, light scuffing to the cloth, but quite attractive overall. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        The Hamlet

      New York: Random House, 1940 First edition, first printing. Publisher's black cloth, lettered in yellow, ruled in red, red top stain; in the original pictorial dust jacket designed by George Salter, with an illustration of a rural crossroads to the front panel and spine. Fine book; unclipped dust jacket, with a hint of rubbing to the corners and hinges, tiny spot of minor rubbing to the otherwise clean front panel, bright spine without the usual toning. A beautiful copy. The Hamlet is the first novel in Faulkner's trilogy featuring the Snopes family of Jefferson, the seat of fictional Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi. Faulkner, a Mississippi native, based the fictional town of Jefferson on his real experiences in Oxford; The Hamlet and the rest of the Snopes trilogy embody the cultural pathology of the New South after the Civil War. After various family members made appearances in Sartoris (1929), As I Lay Dying (1930), and The Unvanquished (1938), Faulkner provides a history of the Snopes family in The Hamlet, spanning Flem Snopes' "beginning in the country" and "how he gets himself established on the land" through his settling in Jefferson, where he leaves "his successor kinsmen to carry on in the country as best they can." Like the other books in the series, The Town (1957) and The Mansion (1959), The Hamlet can be read in isolation but is richer in meaning when considered as part of the whole series.. Illus. by Salter, George. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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        sefer TOV DEVARECHA al HAGGADAH SHEL PESACH

      Grafia, Munkacs 1940 - Yudlov 3717; Yaari 2151, 2280. [4], 46 leaves. Leaf [2-3] preface, by Rabbi Samuel Brach. Leaf [4]: Last Will and Testament addressed to the Kevra Kadisha. Yaari listed this hagada in error as an edition of 1930, based on an erroneous listing in the catalogue of the Jewiish National Library. Published by Samuel Brach, son of the author. Front blank detached. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        Maps of Connecticut Before the year 1800 and Maps of Connecticut for the Years of the Industrial Revolution, 1801 - 1860 A Descriptive List

      Hawthorn House, Windham 1940 - There are 3 items here. The first is on Maps before 1800- this copy is signed by the author and is x- library, but in bear fine condition except for the library numbers on the spine. The second is the follow on work covering Connecticut maps for 1801- 1860 and was published in 1942. The third item is a printing of a talk given by Thompson in 1939 entitled "Early Maps of Connecticut". 29 pp. bound in blue paper wraps with publication date 1960 given at the back with statement that 200 copies were printed- as new copy. Scarce set with scarce addition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Carydale Books]
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        Sonnenuntergang hinter Dünenlandschaft am Meer ( wohl Sylt ). Ölgemälde und Mischtechnik auf Platte.

      1940.. Bildmaß: 34 x 49 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt unter Glas und Passepartout gerahmt ( wohl in Künsterrahmung. Rahmenmaß: 53 x 68,5 cm ). Öl ( und wohl auch Mischtechnik ) auf Platte. Rechts unten mit *S.Sprotte* sginiert und mit *(19)40* datiert. Gezeigt wird hinter hohen Dünen der Sonnenuntergang am Meer. Das Bild etwas fleckig mit einigen geringen kleinen Farbabplatzungen im Bereich des Meeres, das umlaufende Passepartout stärker fleckig, der Rahmen etwas bestoßen und fleckig. Nur das Bild selbst ist unter Glas gerahmt, das aus Leinwand gearbeteite dicke Passepartout nicht. Ungeöffnet. ( Bitte beachten: Hier aufgrund der Größe und wegen Bruchgefahr leider kein Versand - hier nur Selbstabholung ) ( Literatur: Vollmer: Künstlerlexikon, Band IV, Seite 334 u.a. ).

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        And Touch Clean Earth I (Volume I Only)

      Phillips & Godshalk Co., Trenton, New Jersey 1940 - First edition. Stapled green wrappers. Cover woodcut by John Moment. Illustrated with linoleum cuts by William J. Flemer, III. A volume of poetry, issued together with a collection of nature stories (not present) by William J. Flemer III when both authors were students at the Lawrenceville School. Volume One, entitled *And Touch* by Posner is a collection of poems. Light wear, a very good copy. Inscribed by Posner: "Agnes with my love, David." Posner went on to write *The Deserted Altar*, the Newdigate Prize Poem at Oxford in 1956. Very scarce, especially signed. *OCLC* locates two copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Raymond Loewy Blueprints for The Pennsylvania Railroad

      New York: Raymond Loewy. [circa 1940?]. A collection of 29 blueprints created for The Pennsylvania Railroad Company by Raymond Loewy, often called the father of industrial design. These blueprints of 13 state seals, 10 astrological signs, and six state birds were used to decorate the interior of the railroad's passenger cars. This group of blueprints is in remarkably good condition. Each has been folded several times for storage with some penciled notes on the margins giving additional information, such as "Solid White to be Gold." A few have some soiling to the rear or a bit of edgewear but most are fine. All but the astrologic prints are labeled "Raymond Fernand Loewy 589 Fifth Ave New York City" in the lower corner. Also included is a one-page diagram showing the interior of a car and placement of several of the designs. In the late 1930s Loewy began working with The Pennsylvania Railroad Company, at the time not only the largest railroad in the United States but the largest publicly traded corporation in the world. He designed several locomotives, most notably the S1 and T1, along with passenger car interiors, train stations, and advertising material. Loewy's success with the railroad helped propel him to national prominence, where he designed the Studebaker Starliner and Avanti, and several iconic corporate logos: Lucky Stripes, Shell Oil, and Greyhound Bus. Today Loewy is considered by many to be the most influential industrial designer of the 20th Century. Further details available upon request. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        PORTRAIT OF JENNIE (Superb Copy INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR)

      New York: Knopf, 1940. Nathan, Robert. PORTRAIT OF JENNIE. New York: Knopf, 1940. FIRST EDITION. An exceedingly FINE copy (virtually no wear to the fragile woven cloth) in a fresh NEAR FINE priced dust jacket which has a tiny bit of chipping to the spine tip and very minor wear to the edges but retains the FULL RED COLOR of the lettering on both the spine panel and front panel, rare thus and offering exceptional eye appeal given most examples seem to fade to pink just by staring at them. This is a PRESENTATION COPY inscribed by the author on the half-title: "For _____/Robert Nathan" PORTRAIT OF JENNIE tells the story of a struggling depression-era painter whose muse is a young girl from the past, a girl who grows into womanhood at a rate in defiance of all laws of time and space each time he encounters her. The 1949 film of the novel, starring Joseph Cotton & Jennifer Jones with equally touching performances, has been lauded as both magical and unforgettable by those who love the movie. Certainly one of the most unusual and satisfying romantic fantasies ever to enchant popular culture and be successfully adapted to film. To quote the book's main character Jennie Appleton: *There is no life, my darling, until you love and have been loved. And then there is no death.* A masterpiece of its genre and the basis for a timeless classic film. In a custom white linen folding box with black & gold leather labels. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Fine/Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books]
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        The Big Con: The Story of The Confidence Man and The Confidence Game

      Indianapolis / New York: Bobbs-Merrill. (1940). First. First edition. Endpapers negligibly foxed, still easily fine in a bright and attractive, near fine dustwrapper with a moderate-sized accordion tear (which has been flattened) on the rear panel. A fascinating and exceptionally uncommon non-fiction account of con-men, and the definitive work on the subject. It was the primary reference used by David S. Ward for his original screenplay for the film The Sting. Maurer managed to effect a settlement with the studio when he showed that a single line from the book was identical to one of the stage directions. An important antecedent to one of the best films of the past few decades. The 1973 George Roy Hill-directed film featuring Paul Newman, Robert Redford, and Robert Shaw won seven Academy Awards including Best Picture, Director, and Screenplay. Scarce in jacket. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        DEATH DEMANDS AN AUDIENCE.

      New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1940. - First edition. Very good in dust jacket with light professional restoration to spine ends and extremities. Garth and Campbell's Department Store in New York had a beautiful window display.so beautiful several people had stopped to look. First there was the life-like figure of a girl on a couch and in front of her was a man on his knees. All of a sudden he fell sideways to the crystal floor.dead. Inspector McKee to investigate. Crime Club mystery. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Scrapbook

      1940-1955. The scrapbook of Herbert A. Wise, African-American World War II veteran and New Jersey Methodist minister, including school and church programs, photographs, clippings, and military ephemera, including a broadside for Irving Berlin's This is the Army, featuring the first integrated unit in American military history. Quarto. 72pp. Maroon cloth with "Scrapbook" in gilt on the front board. Very good with moderate rubbing at the edges, some fraying at the corners and the text block falling slightly at the top but still secure. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The History of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity A Brotherhood of Negro College Men 1911 to 1939

      Omega Psi Phi 1940 - Illustrated throughout with B&W art reproductions [photographs of alumni, locations, letters, et al]. Navy cloth boards, bright gilt decorations and lettering, clean, a little shelf and display wear. Pages [331 plus 31 pages of appendices and index] clean, unmarked, binding tight, one tiny pink spot at top page edges. Media Mail, US & International Priority shipping include free tracking information. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Inga's Original Choices]
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        Why England Slept

      New York: Wilfred Funk, 1940. 252 p. First edition, first printing. Near Fine hardcover. No dust jacket. Former owner's name on front end paper. Offsetting to endpapers, spine a tad dulled, light bumping with a bit of fraying on the two bottom tips. A very nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        A HISTORY OF AFGHANISTAN [TWO VOLUME SET]

      London: MacMillan & Co.. Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket. 1940. Hardcover. Volume one shows wear & chipping to price clipped DJ. Bookseller's stamp to rear endpaper. Volume two lacks dust jacket and has slight wear to extremities with two corners slightly bumped; With illustrations, a total of seven fold-out maps and one map in rear pocket. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 414 pages .

      [Bookseller: Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore]
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        The Yield of the Years; A Story of Adventure Afloat and Ashore + Typed Letter

      Published by Hutchinson & Co. Ltd., 32-36 Paternoster Row, London First Edition . London 1940. - First edition hard back binding in publisher's original black cloth covers, dulled gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 9½'' x 6¼''. Contains 303 [24 page catalogue] printed pages of text with 27 monochrome photographs throughout. Rubbing to the spine ends and corners, slight spine slant, cheap paper slightly tanned to the margins, no dust wrapper. Australian born officer of The Royal Navy, counter-intelligence officer and a British Conservative Party Politician who was instrumental in infiltrating the Hindu-German Conspiracy during the First World War. Inside the front cover is an original typed letter by the author on his personal letter-headed paper 'Admiral Sir Guy Gaunt, Tangier, Morocco' referring to the publication of this book, sadly he did not sign it. Member of the P.B.F.A. ESPIONAGE [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA Member]
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        DR. CYCLOPS

      New York: Phoenix Press Publishers,. [1940]. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-255 [256: blank],. original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, top edge stained yellow green, fore and bottom edges rough trimmed.. Some age-darkening to edges of paste-downs, slight rubbing to spine. ends and corners, a just about near fine copy in near fine dust. jacket with mild wear along upper edges, and some glue residue from. old jacket protector on inner surface along upper and lower edges. A. nice copy. (#126332). First edition. Novelization of the 1940 film starring Albert Dekker as the ruthless mad scientist in the Peruvian jungle who uses radioactivity to miniaturize living things, including human beings who are reduced to one fifth their natural size. The novel, often attributed to, but not by, Henry Kuttner, was perhaps written by Alexander Samalman. Kuttner did write a shorter magazine version from the film script which was published in THRILLING WONDER STORIES, June 1940. Reginald 08491.

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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1940. Octavo. Original beige cloth, titles to spine in black and red, and to front board in black, brown topstain. With the dust jacket. Endlaeves browned as usual but an excellent copy in the frayed and rubbed dust jacket. First edition, first printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "To Alfred Kaiser with sincere good wishes always Ernest Hemingway". The recipient, whose pencil ownership inscription on the front endpaper whilst he still a student at Harvard Medical School. Kaiser was a general practitioner and bibliophile of considerable note. He amassed a wide-ranging collection of inscribed material including signed photographs and autograph letters. The bulk of his library however consisted of first editions of the major American novelists of his day, Hemingway being pre-eminent amongst these.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Native Son

      NY: Harper & Brothers, 1940. 1st edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Wright received a Guggenheim Fellowship to complete his novel, an immediate best seller and a portrayal of Black youth in the US. The publishers (Harpers) issued the book in one dust jacket and turned around, quickly it appears, and issued this stated 1st edition in the more important cover with the vignette. There is minor chipping at the top of the spine of the dust jacket. There is an illustrated cover. This is a stated 1st edition with, by far, the preferred dust jacket.

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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1940. Octavo. Original beige cloth, spine lettered in black and red, facsimile signature to front board in black, top edge brown. With the dust jacket. A fine copy in the jacket that has some chips and nicks to the extremities. First edition, first printing, with the Scribner's "A" to colophon, and in the first issue jacket without the photographer's credit.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Native Son

      Harper and Brothers - First edition, 1940. Book near fine, except for slight wear at spine ends and corners, slight discoloration on end-papers. slight scratching on back. DJ very good, with small pieces missing at top of spine, corners, and tiny piece missing at top of back, seven pieces of tape along top and bottom of covers and spine, some rubbing and chipping at tail of spine and corners, tiny tear near top of front, slight discoloration on spine, back, and inside DJ, small piece of tape on inside DJ, slight rubbing on front. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Secret of Dr. Kildare

      Dodd, Mead & Company, New York 1940 - 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. 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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        Playbill Signed by the Cast of Romeo and Juliet

      Forty-Fourth Street Theatre New York (1940) - First Edition. Octavo, original wrappers. Original playbill for the play Romeo and Juliet signed at front cover by the cast including Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, Jack Merivale, Frank Downing and Joseph Tomes. Exceptional for having the signatures of one of the most famous Hollywood love triangles all in one place. Olivier and Leigh married in 1940, the year of this production, divorced in 1960 while Leigh was having an affair with Merivale. Very Good in wrappers. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Tarzan in the Forbidden City

      Los Angeles: Bantam Publications, Inc. / L.A. Bantam # 23 1940 - ----------vintage paperback. This is a 100-page abridged edition of "Tarzan AND the Forbidden City". It is an important book, as it is the first Edgar Rice Burroughs title to be published as a paperback. There are at least 3 cover variants of this title, 2 with text only covers, and this one, with an illustrated/pictorial cover by an unknown artist. Zeuschner 570. All 3 variants are rare, with this pictorial cover variant, apparently the rarest of all. In fact, it is one of the rarest of all paperbacks. Slight spine tilt, cover creases, edgewear, 2 small scuffs to the illustrated lion, tiny (1/4 inch) split to spine bottom, a good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: John McCormick]
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        HISTORIA DE LA CRUZADA ESPAÑOLA (8 VOLUMENES)

      - Madrid, 1940. 2ª Edición Ediciones Españolas S. A. Tela Editorial con dorados en plano y lomera., 3852 pp. 31x25. Profusamente ilustrado con fotografías b/n en texto. También artísticas láminas alegóricas color a toda página. Dirección literaria: Joaquín Arrarás Iribarren. Dirección artística: Carlos Sáenz de Tejada. Cubiertas desgastadas, roces en algunos tomos . Cinta de registro. GUERRA CIVIL

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        Lentil

      Viking Press 1940 - A near fine first edition inscribed by Robert McCloskey to "Little Beth" at the time of publication -- May, 1940. McCloskey has also written "Oxford Ohio May 9, 1940." In a very good dust jacket with the original price of $2 still present, with some minor edgewear, closed tears and chips. And with a white label glued to the spine, but nothing is written on the label. Published by the Viking Press May, 1940, stated on the copyright page, and the year 1940 appears on the title page. No mention of later printings on the copyright page. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE HEADLESS LADY.

      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1940 - Octavo, cloth. First edition. A Great Merlini novel, this one with a Circus setting. Some offsetting to free endpapers, light fading to cloth along top edge and joints, a very good copy in very good dust jacket with wear to spine ends with some loss, foxing on inner surface, tape stains on inner surface along edges with some show through, rubbing to front spine edge with a chip, and rubbing to front flap edge. Uncommon in jacket. (#82317) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        How "Bigger" Was Born

      New York: Harper & Brothers, [1940] - With a wonderful inscription from Wright to his close personal friend, Abe Aaron: "To Abe, in memory of the Old John Reed Club days. Dick. 10/11/40 Brooklyn." Wright met Abe Aaron in 1930 in Chicago, where both were working in the Chicago Post Office, nicknamed "The university." Aaron helped introduce Wright to the circle of intellectuals and radicals in the area. In 1934, Aaron helped promote Wright's poems into publication, writing to his friend Jack Conroy, publisher of ANVIL: "Isn't he swell? And he is absolutely self-educated . He also writes short stories. On that score he considers me as a kingpin compared to himself. He sees what luck I'm having. So he never submits . " Conroy, impressed with Wright's work, published a poem in ANVIL and referred both Aaron and Wright to the John Reed Club. Named for the author of TEN DAYS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD, a history of the communist revolution in Russia, the clubs were founded nationwide in 1931, lasting only until 1934. During his brief membership before the clubs were dissolved, Wright became an officer of the chapter. The disbanded groups of artists and intellectuals fed the ranks of the League of American Writers, of which Aaron and Wright became prominent members A wonderful association copy First edition. 8vo. . Yellow printed wrappers, somewhat soiled and darkened at edges, but sound. In cloth clamshell box. $5000 NET [Attributes: First Edition; Soft 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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