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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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      - 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]

      [Bookseller: Rodger Friedman Rare Book Studio, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books]
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        Sketches in Belgium and Germany

      London: Hodgson & Graves, 1940. First Edition. Quarter Morocco. Very Good Minus. 26 tinted plates, each measuring 21.5 by 14 inches, or 54 by 34 cm, of Bruges, Heidelberg, Nuremburg, Cologne, Liege, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Louvain, Antwerp, Munich, Oudenarde, Treves, etc. The inclusion of Austrian cities might seem anomalous, but it should be realized that Germany as a modern nation was not yet in existence and so the designation of "Germany" in the title referred to areas where German was the predominant language. Rebacked with red morocco. Boards have considerable wear, with marbled paper pastedown suffering some abrasion losses and heavy edgewear. The plates are on card thick paper. Light occasional foxing in margins. With bookplate of library on FEP and a small embossed stamp on title from same. Otherwise no evidence of ex-lib.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        TERRY AND THE PIRATES (1940)

      Columbia 1940 - Vintage original 41 x 81" (101 x 202 cm.) three sheet poster, USA. William Tracy, Jeff York, Joyce Bryant, Allen Jung, dir: James W. Horne; Columbia. Based on the very popular atmospheric comic strip serial, today this feature is high camp with its B production values. The poster, though, is full of the colorful characters and action. On linen. VERY GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Walter Reuben, Inc.]
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        Summer Lightning

      Herbert Jenkins 1940 - London. A fine copy of the tenth printing in a wrapper which has been secured with invisible archival tape along the top edge .This title turns up rarely and I have only ever seen one copy of the first in wrapper .Most of the major collections have a copy but they were found twenty years ago ,since then few copies have surfaced so this title may be similiar to Money for Nothing where there were only 500 copies of the first . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dick Neal Fine Books]
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        Brain Waves and Death

      Scribners, New York, New York 1940 - Later printing. Good with a slightly cocked spine, light fraying at the bottom of the spine and bottom corners, light soiling along the top edge, in a fair dustwrapper with interior tape repairs, wear along the edges and top of the spine. Murders in a scientific laboratory. Scarce with dustwrapper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        ORIGINAL pencil, crayon and watercolor drawing, captioned "Davy Jones Locker"

      n.p, n.d., ca. 1940s - A striking image of an underwater scene, showing the wrecks of various vessels, from Norse longboat to galleon, to liner, to Nazi U-boat, surrounding a uniformed nautical officer, presumably Lord Nelson. Gordon Ross (1873-1946) was a prolific artist, working mostly in watercolor, from his early days in his native Scotland. As a book artist he tackled everything from Dickens to Shakespeare, including a number of titles for The Limited Editions Club. He is also noted for his sporting work, which included illustrations for The Derrydale Press, Surtees's Jorrocks Jaunts and Jolities, and several large prints of notable sportsmen, including Sir Thomas Lipton, Hugo Meynell, Peter Beckford, and Surtees himself. The eminent collector A. Edward Newton, who wrote the introduction to the Surtees edition, praised Ross in his book End Papers: "No one now living in Great Britain and doing work in his line can compare with Gordon Ross, now living in New York.He has no living superior; I doubt if he has his equal for the very quality needed to illustrate a humorous classic." A superb draftsman, with a gift for portraiture, Ross's work has an ingratiating quality of lively elegance; his originals very seldom come on the market 16 x 12-3/4 inches. . Unframed, on paper laid onto board

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Riviera Coupe" Concept Art

      [Detroit] 1940 - A conceptual precursor of the famous Riviera of a later era This Arbib drawing was from his early involvement with GM's Styling Section under Harley Earl. It anticipates the famous Buick Riviera, which first appeared in 1949, also a 2 door hardtop. The Riviera Buick is most famous for the one which appeared on the market in 1963. Like this distant predecessor, it was sleek and sexy, comfortable and speedy. Arbib's drawing emphasizes the sleek contoured shape that seems the antithesis of the boxy cars of the 20's. At evening, in a California-like (or Riviera) seaside setting, the stylish coupe with its stylish driver pull up in front of a neo-Moorish portal where woman who looks like a model awaits him, cool and handsome like the car. Richard Arbib was a tireless industrial designer whose work ranged from watches to yachts, and included many lasting automotive innovations. Born in Gloversville, New York of Egyptian parentage, he attended Pratt. He worked on GM's exhibition at the 1939 World's Fair, and then various automotive, industrial and military designers (during the war) until he set up his own firm in New York in 1949. His work during the 1950's was especially important to the future as many of his dynamic and "space-age" designs were incorporated into production models of the late 50's, 60's and 70's. He also supplied illustrations to science fiction magazines and novels. Frederick Sharf, Richard H. Arbib 1917-1995 Visionary American Designer. 2006. Mixed media on paper. Signed "Richard H. Arbib" and dated "9/24/40" [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Building Plans, Topography Maps, Elevations, and Interior Details for the Residence of Mr. & Mrs. W. H. Black at 1424 Kearny St., San Francisco.

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, October 1939 - January 1940. - Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 17" x 22". 11 sheets. Job #205. File #1836. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        PROSPETTIVE diretto da Malaparte - 1940-1943 - seconda serie - TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO, Roma, Edizioni di Prospettive, 1940

      - 25 x 35, carta giallina pesante con grafica assai moderna, anche a colori sgargianti. Periodico mensile, poi bimestrale, ANIMATO E BEN DIRETTO DA CURZIO MALAPARTE. Dopo le prime uscite gradite ai notabili del regime, inventò aperture assai coraggiose, sia nell'ambito nazionale con inchieste "quasi spregiudicate", aprendo però anche alla cultura europea. Importanti i contributi artistici e letterari (Carlo Bo, Mario Luzi, Alberto Moravia, e altri numerosi, validi collaboratori). Dettaglio titoli dei vari fascicoli : ANNO PRIMO 1940 NUM. 1 (15 gennaio ) SURREALISMO E L?ITALIA NUM. 2 (15 febbraio) I GIOVANI NON SANNO SCRIVERE NUM. 3 (15 marzo) LE MUSE CRETINE NUM. 4 (15 aprile) NOSTRO PECCATO NUM. 5 (15 maggio) LANA CAPRINA NUM. 6-7 (15 giugno-15 lug) CADAVERI SQUISITI NUM. 8-9 (15 ago-15 sett) AVERE VOCE IN ?CAPITOLI? NUM. 10 (15 ottobre) L?ASSENZA, LA POESIA NUM. 11-12 (15 dicembre) MISTERI DELLA POESIA ANNO SECONDO 1941 NUM. 13 (15 gennaio) MORALE E LETTERATURA NUM. 14-15 (15 febb-15 mar) SETTE LIRICHE E 3 PROSE DI CAMPANA INEDITE . NUM. 16-17 (15 apr-1 mag) CONDIZIONE DELLA FORMA NUM. 18-19 (15 giu-15 lug) APOLLO IN AMERICA NUM. 20-21 (15 ago-15 sett) MEMORIA E ROMANZO NUM. 22 (15 ottobre) L?UOMO E IL PERSONAGGIO NUM. 23-24 (15 nov.-15 dic) SINCERITA? DEI NARRATORI ANNO TERZO 1942 NUM. 25-27 (15 genn-15 mar) PAURA DELLA PITTURA NUM. 28-29 (15 apr-15 magg) IL SANGUE OPERAIO NUM. 30-31 (15 giu-15 lug) PARTICOLARI ROMANZESCHI NUM. 32-33 (15 ago-15 sett) LA PRESENZA, LA POESIA NUM. 34-36 (15 ott- 15 dic) LE ULTIME ANIME BELLE ANNO QUARTO 1943 NUM. 37 (15 gennaio) O MATEMATICHE SEVERE NUM. 38-39 (15 febb-15 mar) CRITICA DELLA CRITICA. A distanza di otto anni , nel dicembre 1951, è uscito anche IL NUMERO 40-41 (GUERRA E SCIOPERO), che non possediamo. Tutti i fascicoli, in buone condizioni, sono alloggiati in una elegante scatola creata appositamente. La collezione viene offerta a

      [Bookseller: Ferraguti service s.a.s. - Rivisteria]
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        Rheinlandschaft beim alten Flugplatz Basel. Oel auf Leinwand.

      1940 - Um 1940. Bildgrösse 67x95 cm. Unsigniert. Gerahmt 75x102 cm. Provenienz: 2010 vom Vorbesitzer bei Auktion Kornfeld erworben.

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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        COLECCION DE CRONICAS ESPAÑOLAS (9 vols.) (obra completa)

      ESPASA-CALPE 1940-46, Madrid - (Cronicas Españolas) de 500 a 600 pp. 25x19 cm. I: El Victorial, Crónica de Don Pero niño, Conde de Buelna. II: Crónica de Don Álvaro de Luna, condestable de Castilla. III: Hechos del Condestable Don Miguel Lucas. IV: Memorial de Hazañas, Crónica de Enrique IV. V-VI: Crónica de los Reyes Católicos, por Fernando del Pulgar. VII: Ha Emperador Carlos V. VIII: Crónica del Halconero de Juan II Pedro Carrillo. IX: Refundición de la crónica del Halconero (GASTOS DE ENVÍO INCLUIDOS EN EL PRECIO, para España, pago por transferencia) . HISTORIA ESPAÑA MEDIVAL EDAD MODERNA BIBLIOFILIA 39444 CA-3A Oferta Especial: La librería Ducable Libros ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 20% en todo su inventario. All items discounted by 20%. Precio original de este ejemplar / Original price of this book: 1456 euros. Muy buen estado general, intonso

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        ROGER FRY. A Biography.

      The Hogarth Press, London 1940 - Woolf, Virginia. ROGER FRY. A Biography. London: The Hogarth Press, 1940. First Edition of Virginia Woolf's biography of artist and art scholar Roger Fry, founder of the Omega Workshops. A fine copy in green cloth, gilt titles to the spine in an excellent pictorial dustwrapper portraying Vanessa Bell's portrait of Fry on the front cover. Black and white frontis Roger Fry, A Self-Portrait. 8vo. 307 pp. 'From the start, Woolf was extremely ambivalent about the project of writing the biography not only of someone who had been a close friend but who had also been her sister's lover'. Hussey, Mark. Kirkpatrick and Clarke A25a. Woolmer 475. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Roger Fry: A Biography

      The Hogarth Press, London 1940 - First edition. Very slight sunning at the spine ends else fine in near fine dustwrapper with some modest toning and a couple of very short tears. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Pack My Bag: A Self-Portrait

      The Hogarth Press, London 1940 - Bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Slight darkening to spine; small abrasion to middle of spine. Pages show some age darkening, mostly to outer edges, upper edges darkened; some browning to endpages from pastedown glue. Signatures started, but binding remains tight. Dustjacket shows wear to outer corners & head & heel of spine panel with some light creasing to upper & lower edges. Spine panel darkened with some scuffing to edges & panel itself. Isolated dampstaining to all panels; dustsoil over all. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB]
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        Roger Fry.

      The Hogarth Press, London 1940 - Some offsetting to free endpapers from reaction with pastedowns. Green cloth a little faded at spine. Very good copy in a very good dust jacket with some minor restoration at spine ends. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robert Dagg Rare Books, ABAA]
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        The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

      Houghton Mifflin Company 1940 - First Edition, First Printing with the 1940 date on both the title page and copyright page. Later editions do not have the 1940 date on the title page. An attractive copy of this first state dustjacket with "Summer's Lease" on back flap that has benefitted from expert restoration. The end result is a beautiful dustjacket that is vibrant in color with no tears and has the $2.50 price present. The book is in excellent shape with light foxing to the inside front endpaper. The binding is tight, and there is no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a stunning copy of this true first edition with the original First Issue dustjacket. We buy McCullers First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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      Dresden Zwinger Verlag 1940. original Halbleinenband, 4°, 364 Seiten mit zahlreichen Abbildungen im Text und 22 Biltafeln sowie einer Faltkarte als Beilage, Zustand: Vorsatz gestempelt , sonst sehr guter Zustand.

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        Typed letter signed ("A. Einstein").

      Prob. Princeton, 3. XII. 1940. - Large 4to. 1 p. To one of his cousins, recommending him to visit Erich Marx, an engineer from Karlsruhe (not identical with the German physicist of that name, the inventor of the "Marxsche Röhre", who emigrated into the United States in spring 1941): "[.] He is also in a rather modest situation, but he knows this country, and perhaps he has some ideas or personal connections which could be helpful to you [.] Unfortunately my affidavits have always been turned down lately because I have submitted too many already. Perhaps it would be better if your son quotes me as a reference and informs the person in question that I guarantee his reliability [.]" (translated from the German original). - On stationery with embossed letterhead. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Zeichnung in schwarzer Tuschfeder, in Rot, Gelb u. Orange aquarelliert. 1940. Unten Mitte rechts in schwarzer Tusche signiert und datiert: „Marcel Jean 1940".

      - 32 : 21,3 cm. – Gerahmt. Interessante surrealistische Zeichnung. – Marcel Jean, Maler und Publizist des Surrealismus, war ein enger Freund von Yves Tanguy. Er publizierte unter Mitarbeit von Arpad Mezei bereits 1959 die erste umfassende Geschichte der surrealistischen Malerei (Histoire de la Peinture Surrèaliste, Paris, Editions du Seuil 1959), die 1961 auch in deutscher Übersetzung im DuMont Schauberg Verlag, Köln, erschien.

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer, Antiquariat & Galerie]
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        PRIMATO (diretto da GIUSEPPE BOTTAI) 1940-1943 TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO a fascicoli sciolti in buone condizioni, Milano Roma, Vari editori, 1940

      - cm. 26 x 33 , . I vari editori: Mondadori prima a Verona e poi a Roma, indi Vallecchi ed infine Atena. Importante periodico inizialmente quindicinale e poi irregolare, fondato e diretto da Giuseppe Bottai e Giorgio Vecchietti, alle soglie dell'entrata in guerra, con il lodevole tentativo di coagulare le forze culturali italiane, al di l? delle differenze ideologiche. Vennero coinvolti anche numerosi scrittori ed artisti in contrasto con il regime. Interessanti articoli, inchieste, studi, racconti ed anche poesie di Monelli, Gadda, Piovene, Gentile, Valeri, Ferrata, Bonsanti, Montale, Brancati, Montanelli (nel num. di giugno '43 fa una recensione ad un libro che raccoglie scritti di Berto Ricci, morto in Africa nel 1941) e tanti altri. Interessanti anche vari interventi nel campo artistico. Belle le copertine con disegni di valenti artisti, tra cui Daumier, Bartoli, Mazzacurati, Guttuso, Gentilini, Arturo Tosi, Casorati, Cham ed altri. Numerose anche le illustrazioni all'interno e tante fotografie. ANNO PRIMO 1940 dal n. 1 del 1 marzo al n. 20 del 15 dicembre ANNO SEC. 1941 dal n. 1 del 1 genn al n. 24 del 15 dicembre ANNO TERZO 1942 dal n. 1 del 1 genn al n. 24 del 15 dicembre ANNO QUARTO1943 dal n. 1 del 1 genn al n. 14 del 15 luglio 1943 Mancano i fasc. 8 (1942) e 4 (1943) mentre del numero 15-16 del 1943 si allega la riproduzione. La collezione viene offerta a

      [Bookseller: Ferraguti service s.a.s. - Rivisteria]
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        Original drawing (Tennis Player) for a New Yorker magazine cartoon

      New York: The New Yorker, Ca. 1940s - A tennis player, in playing garb and racket under his arm, pauses for a deep swig from his flask. "William Steig is the doyen of New Yorker artists, having contributed to the magazine since 1930. He is the author of more than forty books, including many beloved children's books. His drawings and watercolors are in the permanent collections of numerous museums . " (The New Yorker, Dec. 15, 1997). This is a vintage example of the work of one of the magazine's most beloved artists, whose popularity has never waned Image 7 x 6 inches. Pen and ink on paper, signed "Steig" in pencil. Matted and framed [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Dusk of Dawn: An Essay Towards an Autobiography of a Race Concept

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. (1940). First. First edition. A bookplate on the front pastedown, else near fine in a price-clipped and moderately worn, very good dustwrapper with several small chips, and some very neat professional reinforcing at the folds. Signed by Du Bois. A very uncommon book, especially in jacket, and signed. .

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        Zeus. A Study in Ancient Religion. ( Three Volumes in Five ) Vol. I: Zeus God of the Bright Sky. xliii, 885pp. Vol. II, part I: Zeus, God of the Dark Sky, text and notes, Volume III, Pt I: Zeus, God of the Dark Sky (earthquakes, clouds, wind, dew, rain and meteorites) Text and notes, Volume III, Pt II: God of the Dark Sky (earthquakes, clouds, wind, dew, rain and meteorites)

      Cambrige University Press Biblio and Tannen 1940, 1964-1965, Cambridge, New York - Hardcovers. Five massive volumes, or to be precise, three volumes in Five parts. Complete and rare thus. Three large octavos & two quartos. Vol. I: xliv, 886pp. Vol. II, part I: xliv + 858pp. Vol. II, part II: 859-1397pp. The first three parts are facsimile reprints of the First editions originally printed in 1914 and 1925. Gilt decorated maroon cloth with gold lettering on spine. Color frontispiece in Vol. I of Zeus from a Pompeian wall painting, appendixes and index. Profusely illustrated with black & white and duo tone reproductions of photographs, drawings, paintings, maps & plans. Color and fold-out plates. Fold-out maps & plates inside pockets affixed to rear endpapers in Vol. I & Vol. II, part II. The fourth and fifth parts, that is: Vol III, parts I and II were published by Cambridge University Press in 1940 and are First editions. Vol III, part I: xxx + lxix plates, 974pp. Vol III, part II: 975- 1300pp + xxii plates. Blue cloth with elaborate gilt design on upper boards, gilt titling to spines, well illustrated in b&w and colour with fold outs, appendix & index. One of the great twentieth century works on the history of religion and mythology. As the title suggests, it is essentially a study of the Greek deity Zeus, with the first volume, 'God of the Bright Sky', examining early conceptions of Zeus as a god of clear, daylight skies, whilst the subesequent volumes, 'God of the Dark Sky' examine Zeus as a god of thunder, lightning, tempest, etc. The author, Arthur Bernard Cook (1868 – 1952), was a professor of Greek at Bedford College, London, who went on to hold the position of Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Cambridge. A friend of Sir James Frazer, he and fellow classicists Jane Ellen Harrison, Gilbert Murray, and Francis M. Cornford, became known as 'The Cambridge Ritualists" whose innovative ideas on Greek myth and ritual scandalized and then revolutionised the world of classical studies in the first half of the twentieth century. In the course of a laudatory essay on Cook in the DNB, it is said of his work on Zeus: "This study shows a fabulous command of every kind of material which could be brought to bear on the subject—ancient literature, monumental evidence, the Near Eastern background, and folklore and folk-ways from all parts, all presented with supreme accuracy and so indexed as to be instantly available. Zeus would be indispensable to students in many fields, even if every single conclusion of its author were rejected. Perhaps no one has equalled Cook in his ability to present the views of others with generous fairness and to state objections to his own; no one has surpassed him in awareness of the fact that the ancients took their gods seriously." Given the printing history of this work, which was never published in it's entirety at one, it is extremely unusual to find a complete set. Indeed most "sets" offered for sale are incomplete as they lack the final Volume III, parts I and II. Light bumping to corners and spine ends, cloth lightly rubbed overall a few light marks from from use to page egdes. Vols. I and II have a few light spots to cloth, otherwise tight, clean VG+ copies. Vols. I & II issued without dust jackets. Vol III, parts I and II include original VG dust jackets. (dust jackets lightly rubbed, clipped). Mixed set: First Editions & Facsimile Reprints [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Weiser Antiquarian Books, Inc.]
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      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 fine pictorial dust jacket with touch of rubbing at. spine ends and tiny closed tear at lower front spine fold. A stunning. copy. (#111349). 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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      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]

      [Bookseller: alphabets]
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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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