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        THE DEPARTMENT OF QUEER COMPLAINTS

      New York: William Morrow and Company,. 1940. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 1-241 [242: blank],. original red cloth, spine panel stamped in black, top edge stained red, fore-edge untrimmed, bottom edge rough-trimmed.. A fine copy in near fine dust jacket with light rubbing, mainly to. corners and spine ends, small closed tear to lower front panel and. two tiny tears upper spine end. An attractive copy of an important. book which is very difficult to find in superior condition. (#125388). First edition. Collects eleven stories, including good unrationalized weird tales. The author's first book of short stories. Seven of eleven stories feature Colonel March of Scotland Yard, head of the Department of Queer Complaints. "Carr used Jamesian techniques and references in a number of novels and short stories, "Blind Man's Hood" is utterly Jamesian ..." - Pardoe, The James Gang, p. 6. Day, The Supplemental Checklist of Fantastic Literature, p. 25. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Queen's Quorum #94. Hubin (1994), p. 234.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Prime Minister Churchill's Address to the Italian People December 23rd 1940 together with the Christmas Day Message from His Majesty King George VI to His People Broadcast December 25th, 1940 and the Christmas Day Message from Prime Minister Mackenzie King to the Canadian Army Abroad and At Home

      Universal Life Assurance and Annuity Company, Winnipeg 1940 - This is an exceedingly rare wartime speech pamphlet featuring Churchill's Address to the Italian People of 23rd December 1940. Broadcasting from the Cabinet War Rooms, Churchill sought to assure the Italians of Britain's historic friendship with Italy and place blame for the conflict on Mussolini. Churchill's speech is published here with two others - King George VI's Christmas Day Message of 25th December 1940 and Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King's Christmas Day message to the Canadian Army. This speech pamphlet is unusual in several respects - its publication, its survival, and its superlative condition. Per Churchill Bibliographer Ronald Cohen (pages 530-532) the publisher - Universal Life Assurance and Annuity Company - was in business from 1902 to 1942. In an exuberant surge of patriotism, the company published over 40 booklets in the "Universal Life for Victory Series", a few of which were speeches by Churchill. Apparently, there were copyright concerns in the office of the Prime Minister, as well as with his British and Canadian publishers. Prickly correspondence was exchanged, but also some correspondence recognizing the propaganda value of Universal Life's efforts. Eventually the matter was closed. This copy, a remarkable survivor, is in truly outstanding, fine condition. The pamphlet is bound in wire stitched paper wraps, measures 6 inches x 3.5 inches, and is 14 pages in length. Churchill's speech occupies all of pages 8 through 14. The pamphlet is pristine inside and out - crisp, clean, and bright with no wear or markings of any kind. Searching for flaws, we note that one of the two binding staples (both still perfectly tight) shows just a trivial hint of rust, but not even enough to stain the adjacent paper. It is hard to imagine many copies of this perishable and unusual wartime publication still exist; a superior example is improbable. The pamphlet is protected in a removable, archival quality mylar sleeve. Bibliographic reference: Cohen D77, unknown to Woods. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector, IOBA]
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        Love for Love

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1940. First. First edition thus, with an introduction by Franklin P. Adams for this play written in 1695. About very good in edgeworn and age-toned original publisher's printed paper over boards. Program for the original Player's production laid in. This copy is Signed by Franklin P. Adams at his introduction, and Signed by dozens of others, presumably all or most of whom were Club members. Among the notables who signed are Frederic Dorr Steele, Rea Irvin, Howard Lindsay (twice), Whitney Darrow, James Kirkwood, Sr., Scudder Middleton, Rollin Kirby (twice), Robert Haven Schauffler, John Drew Barrymore (actor and father of Drew Barrymore), Frank Sullivan, Pare Lorentz, and many other authors, artists, and actors. Additionally there is a large and accomplished (unsigned) drawing of a bottle of Vichy, shadowing a nude woman. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Peter Pan and Wendy

      Scribners, USA 1940 - 1st Edition 1940. A very rare book with the original dust jacket. Wonderful twelve full colour and seventeen black and white illustrations by Edmund Blampied. One of the finest editions of 'Peter Pan' ever produced. Book is very good++ with nice bright boards. Contents very good except for the first few pages that have foxing splodges. The complete wrapper is very good+ and bright. Edges and spine tips lightly rubbed and nicked. A few closed tears to edges. Archival reinforcement and strengthening to spine tips. Tape remenents can be seen lightly through the wrapper. Spine lightened. Price clipped. PLEASE DOUBLE CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE. Digital images available upon request. Ref 1838 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd PBFA]
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        Christmas Card

      [c.1940's]. 5-3/4" x 4-3/4". A Christmas card from the noted black activist, written long before he converted to Islam and became the most outspoken and militant agitator for black civil rights in the early 1960s. Malcolm X's incendiary rhetoric in the early years of the Civil Rights Movement helped polarize the country around issues of race and also helped open the way for civil and legal reforms on an unprecedented scale. This card has a sleigh scene on the front and a standard Christmas and New Year's greeting inside. Signed in full as "Malcolm Little," with the additional sentiment, in holograph: "I hope you haven't forgotten me." Folded once, apparently to fit into a square envelope (not present). Very slight general wear; still near fine. Autograph material by Malcolm X is extremely scarce, particularly such an early example as this, preceding as it does his notoriety.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Rugged Flanks of Caucasus by John F. Baddeley.

      Oxford University Press, London, Humphrey Milford, 1940 - 2 vol. in-4° ; front. [portrait de l’auteur en photogravure]-XIV-(1)-272 pp.-22 photogravures h.-t.-4 cartes h.-t. repliées/front.- VIII-(1)-318 pp.-14 photogravures h.-t.-5 cartes h.-t. repliées, pleine toile marron, dos lisse, titre or, jaquette beige de l’éditeur, titre imprimé orange, rel. de l’époque, très bel exemplaire à l’état de neuf . Édition originale. Peu commun. FIRST EDITION. VERY NICE NICE AND FINE COPY WITH DUST JACKET. SCARCE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Hérodote]
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        Monday's Cat

      Wraps, a Spiral, and a Custom-made Quarter Morocco Slipcase for both items. Very Good. An unpublished manuscript by the popular juvenile dog and cat illustrator Diana Thorne. N.d., circa 1940. It is unclear why this work would not have been published. There is an illegible pencil note that may be saying, "Very rough", and so it is possible the publisher was not thrilled with its verses, and this might have been enough to discourage Thorne, who clearly was never short of viable projects, since she was a most prolific of animal illustrators, both for books and magazines as well as private commissions. In this anthology, there is short light verse for each day of the week, describing a different cat, who is pictured on the facing page. In the spiral notebook all the verses are typed, while in a second wrapped bound booklet the photos are mostly worked out while only one verse, Monday's, is in what appears a proposed ornamental handwriting, and two other days have the typed versed pasted in, with additional illustrations underneath these three. The work was one in progress and not completed in full, but the primary illustrations of animals are all present and if not in what would have been their final form, close to that. Thorne was a master of capturing animal movement and personality, and here she lives up to her reputation.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        My Best Secret Service Story. A Collection of Stories Chosen by Their Own Authors.

      London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1940 - Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Lightly rubbed at extremities, small bump to edge of upper board, faint partial tanning to free endpapers. An excellent copy in the rubbed and creased jacket with short closed tears and chips at the corners and ends of the spine panel, and tape repairs to the verso. First edition, first impression. A collection of spy stories including "The Army of the Shadows" by Eric Ambler, "The Man Who was No. 16" by Agatha Christie, "The News in English" by Graham Greene, and "The Traitor" by W. Somerset Maugham. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        RAGGEDY ANN "Little Color Classics", 4 Book Set, ORIGINAL SLEEVE

      McLoughlin Bros., Springfield 1940 - COMPLETE FOUR BOOK McLOUGHLIN Bros. "LITTLE COLOR CLASSICS" Junior Edition Set, FEATURING BELOVED BELINDY with Raggedy Ann -- TRUE FIRST EDITIONS (1940)!! To the Best of My Limited Knowledge, these are the Last Books Uncle Johnny was working on as a Junior Edition Set in the late 1930's before his untimely death. Until his rather large Estate was settled, they could not be released for Publication until 1940. ALL of the Stories & ART WORK ARE HIS -- NOT His Brother JUSTIN'S!! ALL FOUR FIRST EDITION (1940) TITLES in "THE LITTLE COLOR CLASSICS" Series -- NOT to be confused with the 1943 Reprints!! All Complete, well-attached, Some very light Cover scuffing, FRONT ILLUSTRATIONS EXCEPTIONALLY NICE, SLIGHT TIP WEAR, some binder stress on one or two. Grade VG+ - NF-!! All have 12 Full Page Color Plates!! NO NAMES or MARKS, Binders Tight. A REMARKABLY CLEAN and Well Preserved Set -- Over 65 years OLD!! Last image is title page from one of the books. Copyright image available upon request. Kept so by being held in their RARE ORIGINAL DIE-CUT ILLUSTRATED SLEEVE!! It is a somewhat edge worn, has a small piece missing on the upper right side, and Raggedy Ann's head has been reinforced at one time, but it is so hard to find in Any Condition that I was thrilled to find it!! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rare Kidzbookz]
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        Porträt-Postkarte mit eigenhändiger Unterschrift auf der Bildseite ?Furtwängler? um 1940

      - Orig. Fotografie (13,5x 8,5 cm) von Anton Fischer aus Waidhofen a. d. Thaya aufgenommen wähend einer Probe im Musikverein Wien

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Müller]
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        LA LEGENDE DE SAINT JULIEN L HOSPITALIER.

      Courbouleix, vers 1940, S. l., - Livre entierement grave. Tire a 300 exemplaires. Celui-ci sur papier d Auvergne. 70 pp. in-folio, [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Soldatisches Führertum - Band 1 - 10,

      . Hamburg, Hanseatische Verlagsanstalt, ohne Jahr (1940), Gebundene Ausgabe, Ganzleineneinband, Großformat, 530 + 471 + 495 + 495 + 496 + 512 + 511 + 500 + 512 + 512 Seiten, mit Abbildungen, Band 1 mit Widmung "Zum Julfest 1944 für das Führerkorps d. SS -N.N.A.1", Zustand 2 (OA1A).

      [Bookseller: Helmut Weitze Militärische Antiquitäten ]
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        Soldatisches Führertum. 10 Bände. (sämtliche kurbrandenburgischen-preußischen Generale von 1740 und ab 1870 die deuschen Generale) Herausgegeben von Kurt von Priesdorf.

      Hamburg, Hanseatische Verlagsanstalt,, ohne Jahr circa 1940... 3359 Generale in Kurzbiographien in 10 Bänden auf circa je 500 Seiten. Original-Leineneinband. Einbände sauber foliert (kein Bibliothekseinband), guter Zustand

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Rump]
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        L'AQUILONE: SETTIMANALE PER I GIOVANI., Anno 1940 n. [1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-20-21-22-23-24-25-26-27-28-29-30-31-32-33-34-35-36-37-38-39-40-41-42-43-44-45-46-47-48-49-(50-51-52)]. Anno 1941 n. [1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-14-15-16-17-18-19-20-21-22-23-24-25-26-27-28-29-30-31-32-33-34-35-36-37-38-39-40-41-42-43-44-45-46-47-48-49-50-51-52]. Anno 1942 n. (1-3-6-7-9-10-11-12-(13-14)-15-16-17-18-20-21-22-23-24-25-26-27-28-31-32-33-34-35-(37-38)-41-42-43-44-45-48-49-50-51-52].,

      Ufficio Editoriale Aeronautico., 1940.,, Roma., - cart. edit. ogni fascicolo è composto da 12 pagg., ill. a colori e foto., 39 cm.,

      [Bookseller: Belli Armando-Libreria]
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        [FOUR QUARTETS] EAST COKER [with:] BURNT NORTON [with:] THE DRY SALVAGES [with:] LITTLE GIDDING

      London: Faber and Faber, [1940 through 1942].. Four volumes. Sewn and stapled stiff printed wrappers. Some sunning at edges, light foxing to first and third title, old clipping offset to rear endsheets of first volume, a couple of staples rusty, but a very good set. First Faber printing of the first title, first separate edition of the second title, and first editions of the latter two titles. The fourth title is in the preferred binding (sewn rather than stapled). EAST COKER first appeared in two forms associated with its publication in THE NEW ENGLISH WEEKLY. GALLUP A36c, A37, A39 and A42. MODERN MOVEMENT 92.

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        OLD POSSUM’S BOOK OF PRACTICAL CATS

      London: Faber and Faber 1940 - First illustrated edition. Original cream cloth with colour illustration to upper board and titles in black to the spine, in the dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy with minor bumping and a couple of light marks to the rear board. The contents are clean and complete and without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the near fine lightly rubbed and dusty pictorial dustwrapper. Not price-clipped. A lovely copy. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LUCIUS BOOKS (ABA, ILAB, PBFA)]
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        Ideale Schönheit

      Verlag "Geist und Schönheit" 1940 - Folio. Paper-covered portfolio with pictorial paste-down and gilt lettering on cover. Folding flaps. Title-page in black and red. 16 beautiful mounted b/w photographs of women in the nude. Photos by A. Binder, Dr. Hans, Rich. Heinz, Reinhold Leßmann, G. Riebiecke, Werner Schmolke, G. L. Weber, Foto-Wog, A. Zais. Schriftzeichnungen: Richard Heinz und Werner Winkler. Very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Twelve Irish Artists.

      1940 - Dublin: Waddington, 1940. [Printed at the Sign of the Three Candles, Dublin]. Number 1 of a Limited Edition of 125 Numbered Copies, Signed by Colm O'Lochlain. Introduction by Thomas Bodkin. Large folio. Original quarter leather linen boards, leather title label within sunken panel to upper board. Small piece chipped from head of spine, otherwise a very good copy. A scarce and highly collectible volume profiling twelve of Waddington’s best-selling artists with a short biography of each accompanied by an illustration of their work. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ulysses Rare Books Ltd. ABA, ILAB]
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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 Deputy Sheriff of Comanche County - 1st Edition

      Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., Tarzana, CA 1940 - An attractive First Edition/First Printing, gray pebbled cover with red lettering on the front cover and spine in about Fine condition. With the Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. fire damage sticker to front pastedown despite only minor evidence smoke damage to upper fore edge and upper rear board, laminated dust-jacket with negligible edgewear, jacket, frontispiece and 22 chapter headpieces by John Coleman Borroughs. With the Mary Lucas Pflueger dedication. Zeuschner 110; As this is a murder mystery Western we can't tell you much about it here without spoiling the story for you. Perhaps it is enough to say that in addition to the murder, there is conspiracy, double-crossing, kidnaping [sic], love, romance, plenty of gun fighting, and some top notch sleuthing before the real murderer is apprehended. (from the dust-jacket) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why - ABAA/ILAB]
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        De Moderne Mensch Ontstaat. (Dutch version of: Modern Man in the Making)

      N.V. Noord-Hollandsche Uitg. Mij., Amsterdam 1940 - very good cloth hardcover, spine faded, internally clean 4to - over 9? - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Secret Knowledge Books]
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        Il Travaso Delle Idee

      1940 - Presentiamo una raccolta di numeri rilegati insieme in solida tela rigida, piatti ricoperti di carta lucida rossa. I numeri compresi nel volume dell'anno sono i seguenti: 1940: 6,33,36,38,46 1941: 1,12,17,19,20,22,26,32,37,38,40,41, 42,44,45,46,47,48,49,50,51,52 Prime pagine con immagini a tutto campo a colori e numerose illustrazioni interne sia a colori che in bianco e nero, disegnate a firma di Apolloni, Boza Kosah, Reto, Jonni, Bompard, Bianconi, Camerini, Onor, Manzi, Girus, Sto. Stupende le quattro illustrazioni a colori a piena pagina nei numeri 33 del 1940, 22 del 1941, 41 del 1941 e 48 del 1941 tutte a firma di Marcello Dudovich. Totale di 27 numeri

      [Bookseller: Libri Antichi e Rari di A. Castiglioni]
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        Speak Up for Democracy: What You Can Do - A Practical Plan of Action for All Americans

      New York: The Viking Press. Paperback. 128 pages. Glossary of democratic terms. "The authoritative answer to the question 'What Can I Do To Help?' by America's foremost counsel on public relations. Workable, realistic - it tells you when, where and how to speak up for democracy. Whoever you are, you will find your blueprint of activity in this master plan for the fight for Democracy." - from front cover. Written at the onset of the second world war when "... Attempts directed, financed, or encouraged from Europe, Asia, and even from within our own borders are being made to destroy our national unity and morale, to create and enlarge differences amoung us which might make for confusion, panic, and collapse, if we were attacked by an enemy. Across the Atlantic and Pacific are governments which hate and envy us..." - from Foreword. Average wear. Unmarked. A sound copy of this, one Bernays' hardest-to-find works which makes for fascinating reading in the present political and economic climate. . Good. 1940. First Edition.

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        The D.A. Goes to Trial (First Edition, inscribed)

      William Morrow, New York 1940 - First Edition. Warmly INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper: "To Noni / Who wrote the damn thing leaving me only with the job of dictating it / Yours / Erle Stanley Gardner. According to Dorothy Hughes' biography of Gardner, Noni Bibler was one of Gardner's early assistants, and clearly took down much of this novel from dictation.Dampstain to the bottom right corner of the front board, endpapers toned, else Near Fine in an about Very Good dust jacket with small chips at the extremities and some of the usual color-fading to the pink spine title. The fourth Doug Selby (1984) novel. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        THE D.A. GOES TO TRIAL.

      New York: William Morrow and Company, 1940. - First edition. Lower front and rear corners lightly bumped, else near fine, tight, crisp copy in lightly rubbed dust jacket, light wear to foot of spine, and some ink loss to bumped corner of front panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

      London: for the Crime Club by Collins,, 1940. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. Ownership signature to front free endpaper. Spine rolled, wear to corners and spine ends, contents lightly toned. A very good copy in the rubbed, creased, and spotted jacket with minor restoration to the ends of the spine. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        One Two Buckle My Shoe.

      For The Crime Club, by Collins, London, 1940. - First Edition. A Hercule Poirot mystery. 8vo., pp. 252 + 3 ads. Publishers' orange cloth with black titles in original dust-wrapper. A very good copy; some minor wear and rubbing, jacket would be fine but for an accidental tear and crease to top of spine (matching faded area to cloth beneath). Ten scenes from the nursery rhyme decorate the purple and green jacket, which is price-clipped. Cooper & Pike; Detective Fiction [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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        Sad Cypress. Signed inlaid card.

      Collins Crime Club., London. 1940 - A very good copy in the original restored dust-wrapper.Includes the SIGNATURE of Agatha Christie to an inlaid card on the title page. Outer orange boards with a slightly faded spine. No inscriptions or tears. 252 plus 4 tight pages. The original dust-wrapper has a price of 8/3 net on the front flap. Professionally restored to the top and bottom half inch strip of the wrapper. Still extremely attractive and rare. Dated 1940 on the copyright page. No other dates. True UK first edition. Extremely rare copy and even more so with the added bonus of the signature of the Queen Of Crime attached, also included is a collectible Crime Club membership card.Scans available. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Baggins Books and Collectables]
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        Death at the Bar; A Crime Club Novel

      Collins, London 1940 - Original bright red cloth on boards. Book has no writing or damage. DJ missing small bits of word "at" on front cover and word "death" at head of backstrip. DJ torn 2 inches at bottoms of both joints and across upper right corner. Not repaired. Original price 8/3 on lower flap. Eight friends usually get together for darts, but tonight they join in an experiment, following which one of the party is no longer able to play. 284 pp. plus ads. Tiny bookshop sticker. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dave Shoots, Bookseller]
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        El arquero y las torres

      Gulab y Aldabahor, Buenos Aires 1940 - Daniel J. DEVOTO: El arquero y las torres. Buenos Aires, Gulab y Aldabahor Editores (Col. La Salamandra), 1940. Libro compuesto de tres cuadernos separados que lleva un dibujo de Eduardo F. Catalano y nueve ilustraciones de Enrique Molina (h), María Luisa Laguna Orús y Pedro Atilio Del Soldato. Uno de los 300 ejemplares tirados sobre papel Esparto. EJEMPLAR FIRMADO Y DEDICADO POR EL AUTOR en el colofón. Obra de una absoluta belleza gráfica. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Sapphira and the Slave Girl

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York - 1940, 1st Edition Limited to 520 numbered and signed copies. () Fine. viii,295,[1]pp. Octavo in original gilt lettered dark green cloth backing. Light green paper covered boards. Gilt lettering and illustration on front cover. With gilt top edge, others uncut. In original paper covered card case. Some light staining and wear to case. Yellow ribbon page marker. Clean, tight text block. A beautiful book. Signed by the author on the limitation page. A pre-Civil War novel set in the Virginia of Cather's early childhood, Sapphira and the Slave Girl intertwines the escape narrative of an enslaved African American, with the imperious, proud, and vengeful mistress of the house" (Modern American Women Writers, 45) Joint pseudonym of Willa Cather. Signed Copy #455 / 498 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        The Bride Wore Black

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940. First Edition. Some cloth spotting and wear; ink date and number on the front free endpaper; a very good copy in a price-clipped dust jacket with minor wear and tear. Woolrich?s first suspense novel, an inspiration for film noir, and the basis for a Francois Truffaut film.

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.]
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        Christmas Card

      [c.1940's]. 5-3/4" x 4-3/4". A Christmas card from the noted black activist, written long before he converted to Islam and became the most outspoken and militant agitator for black civil rights in the early 1960s. Malcolm X's incendiary rhetoric in the early years of the Civil Rights Movement helped polarize the country around issues of race and also helped open the way for civil and legal reforms on an unprecedented scale. This card has a sleigh scene on the front and a standard Christmas and New Year's greeting inside. Signed in full as "Malcolm Little," with the additional sentiment, in holograph: "I hope you haven't forgotten me." Folded once, apparently to fit into a square envelope (not present). Very slight general wear; still near fine. Autograph material by Malcolm X is extremely scarce, particularly such an early example as this, preceding as it does his notoriety.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Chambre d'Hotel

      Paris: Librairie Artheme Fayard,, 1940. Octavo. Original cream wrappers printed in blue and brown. Housed in a pale blue cloth folding box. A superb copy. First edition, first impression. One of 100 numbered copies on Lafuma. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the half title leaf, "A Monsieur Jacques Manuel, bibliophile - [? helas] Colette". The recipient would subsequently work with Colette on a film adaptation of one of her later works.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Woodcock and Chicks

      n.p., [1940]. (WOODCOCK) Edition of 100. 9-3/4 x 8 inches. Drypoint etching, signed by the artist ("WJ Schaldach imp") in pencil in the lower right corner. Framed and glazed. FIne. Illustrated in Upland Gunning, no. 22; Ordeman (1987), p. 108

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        THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER. --- & --- THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

      The Heritage Press. New York.,1940 - TWO VOLUMES. ILLUSTRATED EDITIONS. Large 8vo. (9.6 x 6.5 inches). Each volume is illustrated with Eight full colour tipped-in plates, and several small line drawing vignettes at the start of each chapter, by Norman Rockwell. Fine, crisp and clean copies. Finely bound in recent full dark red morocco bindings by Maurin. Spines with two raised bands, each decorated with wavy gilt tooling. Ruled borders and lettering to the top two, smaller, compartments, elaborate decoration to the large bottom one, all in gilt. Triple gilt ruled border on boards. Top edges gilt. Gilt inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. Red silk bookmarks. Fine, beautifully bound, copies of these wonderful illustrated editions.: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        TWAIN'S TRAVELS WITH MR. BROWN Being Heretofore Uncollected Sketches

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940 Number 10 of only 45 copies printed for presentation, limited to 1795 copies of which 1750 are for sale. Collected and edited with an introduction by Franklin Walker & G. Ezra Dane. Bound in original green cloth, with spine decorated in gilt; dust jacket is price-clipped and has a small closed tear. A very good copy. "For the San Francisco Alta California in 1866 & 1867, describing the adventures of th author and his irrepressible companion in Nicaragua, Hannibal, New York and other spots on their way to Europe.". First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        LES BALKANS, 1937-1940, 2 VOLUMES RELIES + 3 BROCHES (INCOMPLET)

      Flamma, Athènes 1940 - RO40186276: 2 volumes reliés d'env. 500 pages chacun (années 1938 et 1939 complètes), et 3 fascicules en état d'usage (oct.-Déc. 1937, 1er trim. 1940). Titres dorés et étiquettes de code sur les dos (reliés). Quelques annotations et tampons de bibliothèque. Revue mensuelle, puis trimestrielle, Albanie, Bulgarie, Grèce, Roumanie, Turquie, Yougoslavie. Du n° 6-10, 7e année, oct. 1937: H.N. Howard, A travers les Balkans, impressions d'un voyageur américain. P. Mamopoulos, Rivalités méditerranéennes. L. Roussel, Un helléniste a besoin de la Grèce moderne. J.G. Kersopoulos, Chronologie albanaise, faits historiques, politiques, économiques, données statistiques etc., depuis le Ve s. av. J.C. jusqu'à nos jours. La vie politique, Les livres. La vie économique, Les Livres. La coopération internationale, Le Petite Entente, La SDN, etc. Au vol. XII, 10e année, Ier trim. 1940: P.A. Argyropoulo: Capodistrias et la constitution de l'Etat hellénique (1827-1832). S. Vorios, La marine marchande grecque au XVIIIe siècle. H.N. Howard, Slaves du Sud et Germains. P. Mamopoulos, Le nouveau Code Civil Grec. La vie politique, Les livres. La vie économique et sociale. Le mouvement vers l'Union, L'entente balkanique. In-8 Relié. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos abîmé. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 949-Autres pays d'Europe [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: le-livre]
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        WIND IN THE WILLOWS

      - (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS by Kenneth Grahame. NY: LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB 1940. 4to, cloth backed patterned bds, fine (no slipcase)! 1st Rackham edition, first published in the United States and not published in England until 1950. LIMITED TO 2020 COPIES SIGNED BY BRUCE ROGERS (the designer). Illustrated by Rackham with 16 magnificent mounted color plates. A beautiful copy and a masterful edition of this classic. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS.

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1940 - 22x15, 1h, anteport, port, 1h, 471p. Tela edit, firma de Hemingway estampada en negro en plano anterior, lomo con tejuelos, con sobrecubs. rozadas y con mermas, corte superior pintado. - Primera edición. Esta novela, una de las mejores de Hemingway, relata la historia de un norteamericano combatiente por la República. Hablar de las atrocidades del bando republicano y de la influencia soviética le valió algunas enemistades. 1940

      [Bookseller: Escalinata, librería]
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        HISTORIA DE LA CRUZADA ESPAÑOLA . ( 8 Vols )

      Editorial : EDICIONES ESPAÑOLAS 1940-1943 - Madrid 1940-1943 . Encuad : Pleno pergamino ( sólida encuadernación ) con nervios y dorados en plano y lomo . 24,5 x 31cms. entre 500 a 600pag. cada Vol. La obra completa en treinta y seis tomos o fasciculos y encuadernada en 8 Vols. Tema : Guerra Civil española vista desde el bando de los vencedores . Libros en buen estado, salvo suciedad de uso en cubiertas , en especial Vol I y IV ( cubiertas bastante manoseadas ) , sin roturas ni faltas . ( v. fotos ampliadas ) .

      [Bookseller: montgiber]
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