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        Dago Red (Dedication Copy Inscribed to Carey McWilliams)

      New York: Viking Press, 1940. First edition. Cloth. Very Good/very good. First edition of the author's third book, a collection of short stories. Very good condition in decorated cloth binding in very good price-intact dustwrapper. The cloth covers are a bit worn, but the interior of the book is clean and sturdy. This is a DEDICATION COPY inscribed by Fante on the front endpaper to Carey McWilliams. The inscription reads "To the spirit of Carey McWilliams, where I burn old rags and chow-mein - J Fante" There is a handwritten asterisk after the word chow-mein and below Fante's signature he repeats the asterick and then handwrites "apologies to Agnes Snedley". The book is additionally SIGNED and dated Sept. 1, 1940 on the second blank endpaper. McWilliams is one of two dedicatees to this book (the other being Ross Wills). McWilliams was a close friend of Fante, correspondent for many years, novelist, reporter and finally editor of The Nation for over twenty years. Both Fante and McWilliams lived in Southern California and wrote of the immigrant experience in America in the Depression years.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A. ]
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        The Long Winter

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1940. First Edition, First Printing, with statement of "First Edition" on the copyright page and proper "I-P" code. The dust jacket has the original price of $2.00 intact, though mentions two titles that were published after this 1940 on the rear panel. Therefore, this not the original dust jacket this book was issued with, though still a rare, early state example in nice condition. The hardcover is in Very Good condition, in a Very Good dust jacket. Clean text. Sound binding. Cloth shows light edge wear at corners and spine ends. Light vertical line of wear to the center of the spine. The dust jacket shows light rubbing and light soiling. A lovely copy overall.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The Encyclopedia of Exploration Complete Set

      The vast scope of the Encyclopedia of Exploration makes it a work unlike any other in its combination of historical, biographical and bibliographical data. It includes a catalogue of all known expeditions, voyages and travels from the earliest times to the year 1940, as well as biographical information of the travellers themselves, which places them in their historical context. Over fifteen years in the making, the Encyclopedia of Exploration has been a massive undertaking. The five volumes include over 5100 articles in approximately 4203 pages, some 4 million words. Within the text itself there are many thousands of cross-references between articles, and the work is made even more accessible through extensive bibliographical citations to accompany the articles. Encyclopedia of Exploration Five Volume Set. 5 Volumes Quarto format (280 x 210 mm.), bound in cloth with a colour dust jacket. Raymond Howgego is an independent researcher, scholar and traveller, who has been researching the history of exploration for much of his adult life. His travels have followed in the footsteps of the explorers to most parts of the world - Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia, India, West Africa, South America, the Cape Verde Islands, Uganda and Ethiopia; and more recently overland from China to Tibet and across the length and breadth of Australia. His numerous excursions in search of local sources of information have afforded the opportunity to add to a lifetime's accumulation of travel literature. He has recently been appointed to the Council of the Hakluyt Society. Brian Turner noted in a recent article on the Encyclopedia that 'The soft-spoken physicist turned travel-scholar speaks and speed-reads every European language (except Basque and Finnish) plus Arabic, and has translated into English many travel narratives himself. Howgego is also a great serial traveller; he has stood at the same spot as Speke at the source of the Nile, sailed through the Straits of Magellan, and followed the tracks of the Conquistadors through Bolivia. In 1994 Howgego and his companions were the first Europeans to cross the Torugart Pass from Kyrgyzstan into China since the Russian Revolution. Minutes after his jeep had crossed an unstable section of Pakistan's precipitous Karakoram Highway, the road collapsed into the Indus. Ray has also voyaged down most of the world's great rivers, including the Niger in flood, when neither bank was visible. His favourite destination? "Kashgar is my centre of the universe". And favourite country? "Iran; the Zoroastrian monasteries of central Iran fascinate me and the Islamic architecture of Esfahan is heart-stoppingly beautiful"'.

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        A Journey Down the Green and Colorado Rivers, 1940

      H. Walker Publishing Company, Phoenix 1940 - 106p.+xiii [xv]. The true First Edition of the author's First Book. [See Books of the Grand Canyon, Ford #48a] The original limited edition (no. 152 of 300 copies), signed by Barry Goldwater. An abbreviated account was published later in Arizona Highways and later in the same year his Arizona Portraits was published). This, however, was privately printed for friends and family. The 31-year old Barry Goldwater accompanied a Norm Nevill's trip from the Green River, Utah to Lake Mead in July and August of 1940. He also made film footage of the trip which he showed up and down the state and that later he said led people to ask him to run for the Senate. Mimeographed on one side. The Appendix offers reasons he thinks James White could have preceded John Wesley Powell though clearly Powell and the others who made the entire trip made greater contributions. He himself was the 70th confirmed person to make the trip. He reprints a letter from Emery Kolb on the disappearance of the Hydes (an adventurous newly married couple who refused to take life preservers and whose remains were never found). Goldwater includes also a bibliography of works on the Grand Canyon that he had consulted before making his trip. A very nice copy lacking the usual chips along the corners, very light wear and some light marks.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA]
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        Columbus. Volksglobus bearb. v. C. Luther.

      Berlin-Lichterfelde, Columbus Vlg. Oestergaard [ca. 1940].. ca. 48 x 24 cm. In gutem Zustand.. Erdglobus auf Holzsockel.

      [Bookseller: Burgverlag Buchhandelsges.mb.H.]
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        The Encyclopedia of Exploration Complete Set

      - The vast scope of the Encyclopedia of Exploration makes it a work unlike any other in its combination of historical, biographical and bibliographical data. It includes a catalogue of all known expeditions, voyages and travels from the earliest times to the year 1940, as well as biographical information of the travellers themselves, which places them in their historical context. Over fifteen years in the making, the Encyclopedia of Exploration has been a massive undertaking. The five volumes include over 5100 articles in approximately 4203 pages, some 4 million words. Within the text itself there are many thousands of cross-references between articles, and the work is made even more accessible through extensive bibliographical citations to accompany the articles. Encyclopedia of Exploration Five Volume Set. 5 Volumes Quarto format (280 x 210 mm.), bound in cloth with a colour dust jacket. Raymond Howgego is an independent researcher, scholar and traveller, who has been researching the history of exploration for much of his adult life. His travels have followed in the footsteps of the explorers to most parts of the world - Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia, India, West Africa, South America, the Cape Verde Islands, Uganda and Ethiopia; and more recently overland from China to Tibet and across the length and breadth of Australia. His numerous excursions in search of local sources of information have afforded the opportunity to add to a lifetime's accumulation of travel literature. He has recently been appointed to the Council of the Hakluyt Society. Brian Turner noted in a recent article on the Encyclopedia that 'The soft-spoken physicist turned travel-scholar speaks and speed-reads every European language (except Basque and Finnish) plus Arabic, and has translated into English many travel narratives himself. Howgego is also a great serial traveller; he has stood at the same spot as Speke at the source of the Nile, sailed through the Straits of Magellan, and followed the tracks of the Conquistadors through Bolivia. In 1994 Howgego and his companions were the first Europeans to cross the Torugart Pass from Kyrgyzstan into China since the Russian Revolution. Minutes after his jeep had crossed an unstable section of Pakistan's precipitous Karakoram Highway, the road collapsed into the Indus. Ray has also voyaged down most of the world's great rivers, including the Niger in flood, when neither bank was visible. His favourite destination? "Kashgar is my centre of the universe". And favourite country? "Iran; the Zoroastrian monasteries of central Iran fascinate me and the Islamic architecture of Esfahan is heart-stoppingly beautiful"'. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Old Routes of Western Iran Narrative of an Archaeological Journey Carried Out and Recorded

      London Macmillan 1940 - Hardback 1st Edition, tall 8vo, xxviii prelims, 422pp text with112 illustrations, 31 plates, 25 plans, 7 maps and a coloured folding map in rear pocket. Very good in brick coloured boards, gilt spine titles and stamped gilt roundel of classical figure on upper board, top edge gilt. Front board lightly creased with small bumps on each corner, bookplate stating Presented by The British Council on front paste down, interior very clean and tight, no D/W weight 1.4 kgs. Antiquities examined, described and illustrated with the assistance of Fred H. Andrews, O. B. E. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Pauline Harries Books]
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        Strangers and Brothers

      London Faber & Faber 1940. G : in good condition without dust jacket. Boards creased but intact and slightly rubbed with minor marking. Titles a little faded. Light spotting to eps and to edge First Edition Green hardback cloth cover 190mm x 135mm (7" x 5"). 405pp.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        Ride a Cock-Horse

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1940. London: Chatto & Windus,, 1940. And Other Nursery Rhymes. Quarto. Original illustrated paper boards. With the pictorial dust jacket. With frontispiece and 14 full-page illustrations by Peake. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Spine ends and edges of boards a bit toned and rubbed, minor foxing to fore edges of boards. Otherwise an excellent copy in a gently toned jacket with slightly nicked and creased extremities, a few minor chips to head of spine and corners, and 3 short closed tears across the spine panel. First edition, first impression of this compilation of 14 nursery rhymes, including "Rub-a-dub-dub", "How Many Miles to Babylon?", and "Sing a Song of Sixpence"; a full-page illustration compliments each rhyme. This was the second book Peake illustrated and its success led to Chatto & Windus commissioning Peake to illustrate their edition of Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark (1941).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        HISTORIA DE LA SEGUNDA REPUBLICA

      . Zustand: Muy Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura 1 Edicion. Barcelona. 1940. Destino. 4 Vols: 256p+367p+330p+511p. 1a edicion. 23x15. Conserva cubierta Original. Gran Obra contraria a la 2 Republica y cumbre en la vida de Josep Pla. dificil en comercio. Ref 5.2 Biblioteca A.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        Historia de la Segunda República Española

      Destino, Barcelona 1940 - 4º, 4 vols. (253 p., 364 p., 326 p., 511 p.) Conserva cubierta original. Media piel reciente, nervios, florones, hilos dorados. Interesante ejemplar de una obra contraria a la 2ª República Española, difícil de encontrar. Su autor posteriormente evolucionó en sus posiciones y se dice que su editor la buscava para destruirla. Historia de España. República Española II. History of Spain. Spanish Republic II.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Studio]
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        Lassie Come-Home. Illustrated by Margaret Kirmse

      Philadelphia: John C. Winston, 1940. Philadelphia: John C. Winston, 1940. First Edition. Gift inscription; a fine copy in a good to very good dust jacket with with some chipping. Basis for the 1943 movie that starred Roddy McDowall and Elizabeth Taylor.

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.]
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        7 offprints G. A. Levitsky 2 inscribed presentation copies signed

      Leningrad 1926-1940 - Zur Geschichte der fruchtbaren, intermediaren, konstanten Weizen-Roggenbastarde (1932) torn and chipped; Investigation on the morphology of chromosomes (1929) in Russian cyrillic and English "With authors compliments"; Karyo-and genotypical transformations in the process of evolution, Leningrad, 1926 in Russian cyrillic. Inscribed presentation copy signed by the author.G. Lewitsky, H. Shepeleva, and N. Titova Cytology of F1, F2 and F3 of X-Rayed Crepis Capillaris Wallr. Leningrad 1934 In Russian cyrillic and English Inscribed signed by G. Lewitsky; A Cytological Study of the Progeny of X-Rayed Crepis capillaris Wallr. 1940, Japan. On Regularities in Chromosome Transformations Induced by X-Rays, 1934; On The Genotype Control of Structural Chromosome Changes, 1937. Some splitting at spine, Karl Sax, R. R. Gates, and E. M. East ownership stamps on a few covers, else very good. Scarce group of offprints. "Levitsky seems to have been the first person to define the karyotype as the phenotypic appearance of the somatic chromosomes, in contrast to their genic contents" Wikipedia. Scarce. Soviet Science. Biology. Genetics. Karyotype. * Signed. Autograph.

      [Bookseller: Robinson Street Books, IOBA]
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        Die sechs beruhmten Maler der Ch'ing-Dynastie - Wang Shih-mim, Wang Chien, Wu Li, Wang Hui, Yün Shou-p'ing, Wang Yüan-ch'i. (Selected Chinese Paintings by Six Master Painters of the Ch'ing Dynasty)

      Leipuig, E. A. Seemann, 1940.. 4°. 4°, 33 x 24 cm. 107 Seiten Text im Broschüre u. 58 Bilder mit Seidenpapier in losen Tafeln, davon 2 mehrfach gefaltet, zusammen in einer Mappe. Die Mappe bestoßen u. lädiert, es fehlt die Tafel 55. Der Textband mit Exlibris auf Innendeckel u. Signatur auf Vortitel, ansosnten sauber. (4°, 33 x 24 cm. A 107-page book and 58 paintings on loose plates - 2 folded - contained in portfolio. Front of portfolio smudged, but internally fine. All plates exclunding 55 present and in fine condition and with tissue guards.)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat an der Universität München]
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        La Valse Grégorienne. Quatre Poêmes de Georges Hugnet. [Piano-vocal score]

      [Paris]. [1940]. Folio. Dark orange printed wrappers with an original lithographic design by Picasso in black ink to upper. 4 pp. facsimile of the composer's autograph manuscript: I Les Ecrevisses; II Grenadine; III La Rosée; IV Le Wagon Immobile. Wrappers slightly worn and partially separated at spine. . First Edition. Rare. Written in Paris in 1927 but not published until 1940. The poet Georges Hugnet solicited a musical composition from Thomson for inclusion in the first issue of his poetry magazine. Picasso was asked to design the cover, however Thomas was concerned that the artist's work might eclipse his own composition: "... I asked that the cover bear only calligraphy, nothing but the title and all our names. To my relief, he did not seem to mind. Nor have I ever minded his result. On the contrary, its messy lettering makes me happy in a way that very little of his handwork does; its magic, for once, is my magic, hence a blessing, and I have never held its friendliness in doubt." Virgil Thomson by Virgil Thomson, pp. 307-308. The lithograph, while not numbered, would, in all likelihood, have been printed in a small edition, possibly 100 copies. OCLC records 3 copies only; unlocated in both the catalogue of Picasso's graphic works by Bloch and the catalogue of Picasso's illustrated books by Goeppert. Fuld: Harmonizing the Arts: Original Graphic Designs for Prined Music by World-Famous Artists, pp. 3 and 10. One of only 4 music covers executed by Picasso, and most certianly the rarest.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        HAPPY VALLEY

      New York City: Viking Press, 1940. New York City: Viking Press. Bound in original woven black cloth. No dust jacket. 1940. 1st edition. hb. 8vo, pp. 317. Front board very sl. bowed. Spine label faded with small chip. Contents unmarked, binding tight. Good plus condition. . Patrick White (1912-1990) was an English-born Australian writer who is widely regarded as one of the most important English language novelists of the 20th century. From 1935, until his death, he published twelve novels, three short story collections and eight plays. In 1973, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, the first Australian to win that prize."Happy Valley" is the author's first novel, first published by George G. Harrap (London) in 1939. Our offering is the first American edition. "Happy Valley" won the 1941 Australian Literature Society Gold Medal. White would not allow it to be re-published during his lifetime, as he feared an action for defamation might be brought by the descendants of some of the characters described in the book. A new printing did not appear until 2012, long after his death. .

      [Bookseller: GREENFIELD BOOKS]
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        La Valse Grégorienne. Quatre Poêmes de Georges Hugnet. [Piano-vocal score]

      [Paris], [1940]. [Paris]. [1940]. Folio. Dark orange printed wrappers with an original lithographic design by Picasso in black ink to upper. 4 pp. facsimile of the composer's autograph manuscript: I Les Ecrevisses; II Grenadine; III La Rosée; IV Le Wagon Immobile. & & Wrappers slightly worn and partially separated at spine. . First Edition. Rare. Written in Paris in 1927 but not published until 1940.& & The poet Georges Hugnet solicited a musical composition from Thomson for inclusion in the first issue of his poetry magazine. Picasso was asked to design the cover, however Thomas was concerned that the artist's work might eclipse his own composition: "... I asked that the cover bear only calligraphy, nothing but the title and all our names. To my relief, he did not seem to mind. Nor have I ever minded his result. On the contrary, its messy lettering makes me happy in a way that very little of his handwork does; its magic, for once, is my magic, hence a blessing, and I have never held its friendliness in doubt." Virgil Thomson by Virgil Thomson, pp. 307-308.& & The lithograph, while not numbered, would, in all likelihood, have been printed in a small edition, possibly 100 copies. OCLC records 3 copies only; unlocated in both the catalogue of Picasso's graphic works by Bloch and the catalogue of Picasso's illustrated books by Goeppert. Fuld: Harmonizing the Arts: Original Graphic Designs for Prined Music by World-Famous Artists, pp. 3 and 10. & & One of only 4 music covers executed by Picasso, and most certianly the rarest.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        Autograph musical quotation from the composer's ballet Les Animaux Modèles, signed and dated London, March 1945

      3 measures, notated in ink on a leaf 128 mm. x 150 mm. and mounted to card stock. Together with a photographic portrait of Poulenc. Overall dimensions ca. 309 x 452 mm. (ca. 12-3/8" x 17-3/4"). . Les Animaux Modèles was composed in 1940-42 and first performed, with choreography by Serge Lifar, at the Paris Opéra on August 8, 1942. An important French composer and pianist, "... while in the field of French religious music, [Poulenc] disputes supremacy with Messiaen, in that of the mélodie he is the most distinguished composer since the death of Fauré." Miryam Chimènes and Roger Nichols in Grove online

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        Das Traumbüchlein: Für Hayo Sternberg von M.M.. Privat angefertigtes Bilderbuch um 1940-1945 entstanden.

      . ( Ohne Verfasserangabe, offenbar privat angefertigte Bilderbuch-Album für ein Kind dessen Vater sich im Krieg befindet. ) 8 n.n. Blätter auf starkem Karton mit verstärktem Außenrand und ganzseitigen, farbigen Tuschzeichnungen im Bilderbuch-Stil der 30'er Jahre und gegenüberliegendem floral eingerahmtem Text, Quer8° ( 18,5 x 24 cm ). Aus dem Inhalt: " Es war einmal ein kleiner Junge, der Hayo hieß. Und immer, wenn am Abend der liebe Mond gegangen kan und die Sternlein ihre Lichter angezündet hatten, mußte Hayo ins Bett. Jnd die Mutter sang ihm ein kleines Schlafliedchen!...So hatte ihm die Mutter einmal von dem lieben, fernen Vater erzählt, der sich so sehr nach seinem kleinen Jungen sehnte. Da kamen im Taum viele kleine Engelein zu ihm und jeder hatte einen dicken Brief vom Vater. O, wie freute sich Hayo da! So sehr, daß er im Schlaf hell aufjauchzte...." In einem Oln-Schuber. Schuber etwas berieben, das Bilderbuch teils etwas fleckig, teils zum Rand hin etwas stärker, einige Seiten zum Außenrand hin leicht angeknickt. - insgesamt aber gut erhalten. - selten - ( Gewicht 650 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ).

      [Bookseller: Buchhandlung & Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        EVOLUTIES VAN HET ANTWERPSE STADSBEELD. ( 9 delen + extra deeltje: alfabetische inhoudstafel)

      Antwerpen, Uitgeverij "Mercurius", 1940. Ingebonden, blauw kunstleder met goudopdruk, 27,5x20cm, 9 delen + 1 extra deeltje, geïllustreerd z/w. Zeer fraaie set. Geschiedkundige Kronijken. Belangrijk naslagwerk der Antwerpse geschiedenis.

      [Bookseller: Erik Tonen Books]
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        Ein Trostbüchlein für Vormänner.

      Darmstadt: Ernst Ludwig Presse 1940. 16,5 cm, 67 S., HalbPergament mit Vignette "Baum der Erkenntnis" auf der Einband-Vorderseite. Kopffarbschnitt. Rückenbeschriftung gering berieben, obere Einbandkante gering fleckig. Sonst schönes Exemplar.. Hergestellt in wenigen nicht für den Handel bestimmten Exemplaren durch Ch. H. Kleukens im Juni 1940. Auf dem vorderen Einband-Innendeckel mit montierter, gedruckter Widmung: "Hannes und Hilde Aff mit schönen Grüßen von Ludwig Saeng der den Büchern von je verbunden nun schon ein halbes Jahrhundert für das Buch wirkt 1892 1. 4. 1942 ".

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        HISTORIA MILITAR DE LA GUERRA DE ESPANA

      . Zustand: Muy Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa blanda. Madrid. 1940. 890Pag+2h. 27x19. Rustica. Profusamente ilustrado. Contiene mapas. Magnifica Obra. Ref 4.5 Biblioteca A.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        The Bride Wore Black (Advance Reading Copy)

      Simon and Schuster, 1940. Simon and Schuster, 1940. Paperback. Good. ADVANCE READING COPY. Scarce. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1940. An Inner Sanctum Mystery. 312 pp. First edition, first printing. Trade-sized paperback with french flaps. Good+ condition overall. Clean pages. Spine is well-creased, cocked somewhat, and there is a small chip near the head. The wraps are creased and worn at the edges with a few scratches. There is a small tear (about the diameter of a quarter) to the back cover adjacent to the head; back cover is a little loose. A sturdy, attractive copy nonetheless with no library stamps, marks, or owner inscriptions. Scarce.The Bride Wore Black first appeared in hardcover in December, 1940 (Nevins, 216). It was an Inner Sanctum Mystery published by Simon & Schuster with identical cover art to this copy: a striking b/w illustration of skeleton in a bridal gown. For this copy it appears that the dust jacket was used as a cover for a smaller, softcover binding-- folded to approximate dimensions (probably before publication but perhaps afterwards)-- possibly to save on shipping costs when shipping to reviewers. The cover folds over the last "ry" of the "An Inner Sanctum Mystery" mention on the front cover, also with the spine title not quite fitting on the smaller spine and the cover artist's name on the inside flap being slightly trimmed off. Nevins' bibliography lists first paperback printing as Pocket Books paperback #271 in 1945, nearly five years later (224). We have been unable to locate any other review copies of this book for sale or in holdings.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Darkness At Noon

      London: Jonathan Cape, , 1940. London: Jonathan Cape, , 1940. Translated by Daphne Hardy. Octavo (190 X 128 mm). Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in tan morocco, raised bands, gilt to compartments, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn ins, green endpapers, gilt edges. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. The first printing of this landmark novel was one of a small number of titles actually to have been destroyed by enemy action. A handsomely bound copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Darkness at Noon

      Cape, 1940. Cape. 1940. F 1st Edition. H Hardcover. Good. Poor The boards are a bit marked and worn. Internally mostly clean and tightly bound - if slightly cocked and sprung. One signature, minor offsetting and a few spots. The jacket is from a later edition. It is a bit chipped and marked.

      [Bookseller: Chapter 1 Books]
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        Punched Card Methods in Scientific Computation

      New York: The Thomas J. Watson Astronomical Computing Bureau, Columbia University, 1940. New York: The Thomas J. Watson Astronomical Computing Bureau, Columbia University, 1940. 136pp. Orange cloth. Photo-illus of equipment. Appendices. An important early stage in the development of the practical uses of computing (before Bletchley Park). Slight darkening of spine and edges of boards. Wojskowy Instytut stamped in small type in several places, otherwise Fine. Scarce. At 258 Creek Road Greenwich we are open 7 days weekly 1pm to 4pm at least, often later; with a large stock covering most subjects, vintage books, paintings and prints... wordsandimagesforall.com All overseas orders sent by airmail. . 1st Ed. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Back.

      [Bookseller: Greenwich Bookplace & Gallery]
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        THE CONSTITUTION OF LIBERTY

      The University of Chicago Press, 1940. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1940. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+ binding/Near Fine dust jacket. Quite a nice copy of the true First Edition of F. A. Hayek';s monumental The Constitution of Liberty, considered by many to be the most important work in the 20th century on economic liberty. A significant foil to Keynesian economic theory. Just a bit of softening to the extremities of the dustjacket. Previous owner name and address (at Harvard Business School and dated in the year of publication) on the front pastedown. Some toning to the endpapers. Very Good+ binding / Near Fine dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        Militargeographische Angaben Uber England; Sudkuste. Text-und Bildheft Mit Kartenanlagen Zu Mappe C

      Berlin 1940 - x, 446p. Note cover: Nur fur den Dienstgebrach! (Restricted only for internal use!). Very scarce planning documents with 380 half-tone photographs of the coastal towns of Britain's South coast annotated with landing conditions. Corrected to the 15th of August, this was the details for the operation Sea Lion and the invasion of England the next month. Wear on outside cover and some fraying on edges. Folding map has some loss of text but none of the actual map. Includes the Einlage (insert) with corrections through August 28, 1940. These copies were only Generals at the highest level and their immediate staff. A few names in pencil to upper wrapper. Occasional spots of foxing. Complete copies are uncommon. Oblong Octavo [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA]
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        Order of the Eastern Star : life membership certificate 1940 [Freemasonry]

      Order of the Eastern Star 1940 - One life membership certificate for the Order of the Easter Star, a Freemasonry-related fraternal organization est. in Boston, 1850. The certificate is awarded to Clyde E. Hadley and dated 10 June, 1940. It is signed by Amanda Christian, Worthy Matron; L. C. Hamilton, Worthy Patron and Goldie Sherwood, Secretary. Also includes invoice and membership card. Certificate dimensions: 30 x 22cm. In original envelope with Order of Eastern Star printed label. The certificate is in a very good to near fine condition with some minor marks and edge dulling. Remains particularly well-preserved overall. 1 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [Archive]: New York American Basketball Club. Letter File No. 1 Beginning August 9, 1940

      Card wrappers brad bound at the top. File of correspondence between 1940 and 1942 including original correspondence, retained carbon copies, original responses, some early-format photocopied responses, telegrams, and mimeographed flyers. Nearly 40 separate items in total. Modest soiling on the wrappers, very good or better. Files for a fairly serious traveling basketball club sponsored by a YMCA. The correspondence includes details of the teams travels, correspondence about arranging games, and responses from notables who have been made honorary members of the team including photocopies of acceptances from Fierello LaGuardia and an assistant to F.D.R. and a typed letter signed by T.L. Rowan on 10 Downing Street stationary on behalf of Winston Churchill in November 1941 (when presumably he had other things to do) stating, in part: "While Mr. Churchill is grateful to you for your kindness in wishing to make him a member of your Club, he regrets that he must ask you to excuse him from accepting." One can only imagine what strides Mr. Churchill might have made in his basketball career had he only accepted.

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        WAYSIDE AND WOODLAND SERIES - A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE THE ORIGINAL PAINTINGS USED IN WAYSIDE AND WOODLAND TREES

      London: Warne, 1940. London: Warne. Fine. 1940. Hardcover. 8vo The complete suite of 24 superb original watercolour drawings reproduced in Wayside and Woodland Trees. These plates by Dorothy Fitchew first appeared in Edward Step's New Edition of 1940 and reused in Edlin's New Edition of 1964, (reprinted 1971) and in all the interim reprints. "Trees" is one of the cornerstone's of the Wayside and Woodland series and the plates, spanning a 30-year publishing history have assumed an iconic status, particularly that of the Hawthorn, which featured on every Trees jacket for much of this period (albeit often applied upside-down). The paintings are beautifully and finely executed, each essentially a "miniature" of outstanding quality and composition, and so much better than the reproductions in the book would suggest. Dorothy Fitchew was a professional artist/illustrator of the old school who was trained to draw and could draw, and was expected to be versatile and was versatile. She painted figures, portraits, landscapes, children's illustrations and butterflies, though she is now best know for her botanical illustration. As well as private commissions, she illustrated numerous books including Wild Flowers at a Glance by Mabel Colebrooke Carey, J.M. Dent, 1949; Collins Pocket Guide to Wild Flowers by David McClintock and R.S.R. Fitter, Collins, 1965; Collins Pocket Guide to the Sea Shore by John H. Barrett, and C. M. Yonge, Collins 1958. Along with Roland Green and F. W. Frohawk, Dorothy Fitchew illustrated a series of educational wallcharts for Macmillan in the early 1940s. The Natural History Museum, London hold a number of Dorothy Fitchew drawings in their collections. We believe that this important suite of original paintings from the Wayside and Woodland series, should stay together and therefore in the first instance are offering them as a single collection. .

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        Die Ehrenzeichen des Deutschen Reiches,

      . Berlin, Verlag Uniformen-Markt O. Dietrich, 1940, Ganzleineneinband, 560 Seiten, 32 Tafeln, Zustand 2 (T360).

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        Upland Game Shooting

      Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Co, [1940]. Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Co, [1940]. First edition, no. 6 of 124 numbered copies, signed by the author. 8vo. With 10 color plates after paintings by Lynn Bogue Hunt and numerous illustrations from drawings by the artist. 450 pp. Original burgundy pebbled morocco, gilt, t.e.g. by Alfred Oldach & Sons, Philadelphia. Spine toned to brown (faint traces of rubbing). Custom half morocco slipcase and chemise. Biscotti P-4-D ("one of the finest pre-war upland hunting books that can be obtained") . Anecdotal in tone and rich in content, Upland Game Shooting includes illustrations by Lynn Bogue Hunt at the peak of his artistic ability. In the section of The Borzoi Books for Sportsmen dealing with the Penn Publishing Company, Biscotti writes, "one of the most splendid sporting books ever produced." Uncommon

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        QUICK SERVICE

      Jenkins , 1940. Jenkins , 1940. First edition, first issue. Original orange cloth with black lettering (McIlvaine's secondary binding) in pictorial dustwrapper. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper, which just shows a little wear to the spine ends but is a bright and attractive example. McIlvaine A63a2

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        A Collection of Nine Letters to Arturo Toscanini from Various Musicians, Conductors and Colleagues of Note

      N/A, 1940. N/A. LOOSE_LEAF. S.p., s.d. A collection of nine letters to Arturo Toscanini from his colleagues. These letters were found inside various scores and sheet music in the Toscanini estate. A wonderful collection. Contains the following items: 1) Typed Letter, Signed, from Harold Byrns to Arturo Toscanini. New York, 1942. A typed letter, signed, from Harold Byrns to Arturo Toscanini. Byrns presents Toscanini with a score of his orchestral adaptation of Smetana's "Bohemian Dance Suite." He thanks Toscanini for his approval of the work, and says that this approval provided him with a great sense of relaxation throughout the publishing process. He goes on to mention some upcoming orchestral engagements with the London Symphony Orchestra. Text in Italian. Small note on top of page from the estate noting that the letter was found in the score, with a mark in ink in the text to note said score. Otherwise in excellent condition. 2) Typed Letter from Associated Music Publishers to Arturo Toscanini. New York, 1949. A small letter from Carl Miller, a publisher at Associated Music Publishers, written to the great Arturo Toscanini. Miller presents Toscanini with Ernest Lubin's orchestral transcription, A Purcell Suite, which had just been released. Miller says that Lubin had especially wanted Toscanini to have a copy. Sent to Toscanini at his NBC office. Small note in pencil at top of page and in body of letter from the estate noting that the letter was found inside Lubin's score. 3) Manuscript Letter from Max Reiter to Arturo Toscanini. San Antonio, 1948. Reiter presents Toscanini with a score for an overture. He goes on to discuss the work of Cimarossa and recent performances in Italy. Small note at top of letter stating that the letter was found inside Reiter's score, with a small mark in text to denote the score, otherwise in excellent condition with minimal wear. Original envelope provided, addressed to Toscanini at his residence in Riverdale, New York. 4) Typed Letter from Domenico Savino to Arturo Toscanini. New York, 1945. In Italian. The letter is written on Robbins Music Corporation stationary. Savino presents Toscanini with the scores to Frank Black's "Panorama" and Paul Whiteman's "American Concerto." He states that Toscanini's approval of the works - which he discussed with him briefly after a concert - brought him unimaginable joy. He says that he he has waited until this moment to send a presentable score rather than one in manuscript. Small note from the estate and mark in body of letter stating that the letter was found inside Whiteman's "American Concerto" score, otherwise in excellent condition. 5) Manuscript Letter from Adolf Busch to Arturo Toscanini. S.p., s.d. An undated manuscript letter from Adolf Busch to Arturo Toscanini, probably circa 1954. In the letter, Busch wishes Toscanini good wishes for the coming years, stating "the world needs you more than ever." He goes on to thank him "for all the beauty in music we had through you in the past years." Our best guess would be that Busch wrote the letter surrounding the occasion of Toscanini's retirement in 1954, though there is no date anywhere on the note. From the Toscanini estate, where it was found in the score of Busch's "Three Etudes." Excellent condition overall with minimal wear. Small note in pencil on the included envelope, which states the origins of the note. 6) Manuscript Letter from Carlton Cooley to Arturo Toscanini. Stockton, New Jersey, 1956. A wonderful letter from Carlton Cooley to "Maestro", thanking him for a gift of a Berlioz recording. Cooley goes on to state "I need hardly mention how sorry I feel that I can no longer play with you. What a shame that, as time passes, one could not become younger and so continue to make beautiful music! The seventeen years with you remain the high light of my orchestral life - never to be forgotten." The letter is three pages long, on small paper with Cooley's "Dicarnel" letterhead. Cooley was the principal violist in Toscanini's NBC Symphony Orchestra from 1937 to 1954. Excellent condition overall, with a small mark in ink at the top. 7) Autograph Letter from Robert Casadesus to Arturo Toscani. Princeton, 1940. A 5 x 7 card with text on recto only. Casadesus expresses his profound admiration for Toscanini and offers him a copy of his String Quartet No. 2. He wishes Toscanini well for his upcoming trip to South America and wishes health to Madame Toscanini. In French. 8) Autograph Letter, Signed, from Pina Carmirelli to Arturo Toscanini. Rome, 1951. In Italian. Carmirelli discusses the work of Boccherini. She recalls that a night spent performing for Toscanini was one of the happiest events of her life. Found inside Carmirelli's arrangement of Boccherini's Quintet in F Major. Carmirelli asks Toscanini for an endorsement of her arrangement. Excellent condition, with note from the estate noting its origins. Includes envelope. 9) Typed Letter from Foetisch Freres to Arturo Toscanini. Lausanne, 1948. A typed letter from a publisher at Foetisch Freres written to Arturo Toscanini on company letterhead. The letter was sent to Toscanini at his Via Durini residence in Milan. The publisher presents Toscanini with a complementary copy of Honegger's Nicolas de Flue, and extends his best wishes for the maestro's health as well as that of his wife. Signed by the publisher, somewhat illegibly. Small amount of writing on top of page noting that the letter was found inside a score, with another mark next to the name of the score in the body of the letter. A wonderful and very unique collection of correspondence. Please contact us for additional pictures or information about this collection. . Very Good. 1940. First Edition.

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        CHEVROLET 1941. We Invite You to Look Behind This Great Trade Mark. [Cover title]

      Detroit: General Motors Corporation, Chevrolet Motor Division, (1940).. Detroit:: General Motors Corporation, Chevrolet Motor Division,. (1940).. Oblong format: 9" x 11". 1st printing. 79, [1] pp. Graduated tabbed fore-edge, identifying the divers sections, e.g., 'Detail Design', 'Body Design', & 'Vacuum Power Gearshift'.. White plastic comb-bound color-illustrated card-stock paper covers, w/ die-cut images to front cover, former dealer stamp on pocket of front cover for W.E. Caldwell, A.E. Nugent Chevrolet, La Brea, Los Angeles, CA.. Some edgewear, rubbing, very minor stain to foot of spine, occasional. creasing to interior flaps. Withal, a VG copy of this rare catalogue.. Here offered is a Chevrolet dealerÕs showroom sample catalogue for the 1941 passenger cars. These included the Special DeLuxe Sport Sedan, Business Coupe, Cabriolet, Five-passenger Coupe, Town Sedan, and Station Wagon Woody. The 1941 Chevrolet Special DeLuxe and Master DeLuxe lineup were a sensation from the day they were introduced, reflecting Harley EarlÕs Art and Colour section entirely redesigning the Chevrolet to resemble the costlier General Motors Buick lineup. The wheelbase was stretched to 116 inches, interior space was much larger, the running boards were concealed, & the headlamps were blended into the fenders. In addition, the engine was heavily redesigned with a higher compression ratio raising horsepower from 85 to 90, new pistons were fitted, valves, rocker arms, and water pump were all reworked. The engine was called the Victory Six in homage to the war raging in Europe. This catalogue offers a beautiful example of pre-War paper engineering and colour printing, and one of the most lavish dealer albums General Motors produced. . Over 100 colour illustrations, text illustrations, diagrams (many in 1 or 2 colours, some black & white), including 6 flap overlays, four 3-dimensional pop-up dealer advertisements, 5 elaborate and detailed paper-engineered moveable models for the shifting, brakes, suspension, engine, and more, 1941 paint samples in rear.

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        SERIE DI 7 DIPINTI ALL'ACQUARELLO DI ARGOMENTO SATIRICO SUL FASCISMO E IL PERIODO BELLICO

      1940-1945 ca.Serie di 7 dipinti su carta, tutti bianchi al verso tranne uno che contiene un disegno a matita raffigurante un tornio e la scritta CONPER VIA CESANA 31 TORINO. Le tavole sono dipinte all'acquarello e nei contorni delle immagini il tratto è a china; ogni soggetto è inquadrato entro filetto nero a china. I dipinti, a carattere satirico - caricaturale, raffigurano varie scene delle conseguenze disastrose del fascismo e della guerra sulla popolazione; di forte e cercato contrasto le immagini che rappresentano distruzione, disperazione o paziente rassegnazione delle popolazioni, rispetto alle numerose scritte inneggianti il Duce e il fascismo: espressione dell'aspetto tragi - comico dell'epoca. Di particolare interesse, in quanto colloca i dipinti in ambito torinese, l'immagine in cui compare il Monte dei Cappuccini; curiosa ed interessante la rappresentazione della stazione ferroviaria. Biscaretti fu noto disegnatore tecnico, giornalista e illustratore, fondatore del Museo dell'Automobile di Torino nel 1938, fu capo ufficio stampa dell'Itala tra il 1916 e il 1930. Realizzò vari manifesti pubblicitari, piacevoli e divertenti, distinguendosi nei disegni per case automobilistiche. Fece parte del gruppo che espose alla Prima Esposizione di Caricatura ed Umorismo (1914), dove venne anche premiato. I sette dipinti non recano alcuna firma nè altra indicazione, ma l'attribuzione è certa in quanto la serie proviene dall'ambito famigliare dell'artista, inoltre, il disegno tecnico, retrostante a uno dei dipinti, corrisponde ai canoni dell'artista, ed i confronti rilevati sostengono l'attribuzione. Esemplari in eccellenti condizioni conservative.  

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        A Catalogue of Rare Chinese Jade Carvings compiled by Stanley Charles Nott with an introduction by Lieut. General Sir Sydney Lawford, K.C.B. Illustrated by Forty-four Plates from Original Photographs, 1940

      Florida: The House of Jade, 1940.. Florida:: The House of Jade,. 1940.. Limited edition. Hardcover. Very good overall. Nott [1902-1969] was a fine arts dealer and student of G.I. Gurdjieff. 1st & limited edition, published by The House of Jade, 107-109 North County Road, Palm Beach, Florida. Limited edition - this copy numbered 900 from an unspecified limitation. This exhibition was the official "The House of Jade's" Charity Drive for the 1941 Palm Beach Season for the funds of The American Red Cross and the British War Relief. Contains detailed scholarly descriptions of jade carvings from Chinese dynasties dating from 1766 B.C. to 1912 A.D. 4to, 185pp., 44 plates, original green cloth binding in very good condition with fading titles. Binding is tight. Interior very clean, printed on a heavyweight uncoated stock, with plates on a glossy stock. Spine is bumped at top, rubbed at bottom.

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        Brief mit eigenh. Nachschrift und U. New York City, 23. XII. 1940. 4°. 1 Seite.

      . . An die Übersetzerin und Germanistin Anna Jacobson. Bittet von einer Übersetzung des "Schweiger" abzusehen, "da das Stueck szt. hier gespielt wurde und die vorhandene, wenn auch ungedruckte Ubersetzung geschuetzt ist [ ] Ihr immer treu ergebener Werfel." Erwähnt Franz J. Horch, Kurt Wolff u. Dr. Shuster. Eigenh. Nachschrift: schlägt vor, "Reich Gottes in Böhmen" zu übersetzen, "Ich glaube, man könnte das Stück anbringen. Ich bin Ihnen sehr dankbar für den schönen Nachmittag und alles, was Sie für mich getan haben. Immer der Ihre F. W." - 1 schwacher Braunfleck.

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        Farewell, My Lovely

      New York: Knopf, 1940 New York: Knopf, 1940. First Edition; advance reading copy in wrappers. Haycraft-Queen cornerstone, and, in the opinion of many, his best book. Only minute wear; a fine copy with the review slip laid in. In a custom full morocco box.

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        For Whom The Bell Tolls

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940.. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. First Edition. Octavo, original beige cloth. Fine in a very good first issue dust jacket without the photographer's name on the rear panel, with some light chipping to the foot of the spine and overall wear. For Whom the Bell Tolls combines two of the author's recurring obsessions: war and personal honor. "This is the best book Ernest Hemingway has written, the fullest, the deepest, the truest. It will, I think, be one of the major novels of American literature… Hemingway has struck universal chords, and he has struck them vibrantly" (J. Donald Adams).

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        WIND IN THE WILLOWS.|THE

      New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1940. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1940. cloth-backed paper-covered boards, top edge gilt, slipcase. Limited Editions Club. small 4to. cloth-backed paper-covered boards, top edge gilt, slipcase. 244, (2) pages. With an Introduction by A.A. Milne & Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Limited to 2020 numbered copies signed by the designer, Bruce Rogers (LEC S-7 SPECIAL PUBLICATIONS; Great & Good Books, A Bibliographical Catalogue of the Limited Editions Club, A17). Printed at the Walpole Printing Office (of Peter Beilenson). The Rackham illustrations are in full color and are printed on a different paper stock and mounted on separate pages. With extra mounted print loosely inserted which has printing information on the back. Slipcase has wear along edges. Spine of book age slightly age darkened with a few spots.

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