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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      Scribners, New York 1940 - A fine copy handsomely rebound in full burgandy morocco. Hemingway's facsimile signature in gilt on front board, six gilt decorated spine compartments, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Scribner's "A" on copyright page, volume appears unread. A beautiful copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller, ABAA, IOBA]
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        For Whom the Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemingway - First Edition

      Charles Scribner's Sons 1940 - A very good FIRST EDITION of Hemingway's best novel, FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS, published in 1940. It tells the story of Robert Jordan, a young American in the International Brigades attached to a republican guerrilla unit during the Spanish Civil War. As a dynamiter, he is assigned to blow up a bridge during an attack on the city of Segovia. Hemingway biographer Jeffrey Meyers writes that the novel is regarded as one of Hemingway's best works. This FIRST EDITION bears the 'A' on the publishers page indicating FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. The dust jacket is a First Edition jacket but not the first printing jacket. All in all a very good copy of this landmark work by one of the giants of American literature. Check out the photos. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Twain of Thought Rare Books]
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        TIEMPO DE DOLOR. Poesía - 1934-37. (Firma y dedicatoria autógrafa del autor)

      Silverio Aguirre, Madrid 1940 - 22'5x16'5, 149p, 1h, firma y dedicatoria autógrafa del autor fechada el 22 de noviembre de 1940. Rústica. Buen estado. Primera edición [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Sagasta]
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        o. T. [Flüchtlinge]. Oel auf Leinwand.

      1940 1940 - 54 x 33 cm, Links unten monogr. u. dat. FM 1940. - Frans Masereel (1889-1972) bedeutender belgischer Grafiker, Zeichner und Maler, enger Freund von Stefan Zweig, der vor allem für seine beeindruckenden, von starken Emotionen geprägten Holzschnitte bekannt ist. Er vertrat in seiner Kunst einen konsequenten Humanismus. Er stellte die Menschen in ihrer Verlorenheit und Verlassenheit in der modernen Zivilisation dar, ohne indessen als Pessimist gelten zu können. Denn gleichzeitig lieferte er Beispiele für Handlungsmöglichkeiten, um dem Menschlichen in einer sich entmenschlichenden Welt den ihm gebührenden Platz zu sichern. Beispiele hierfür sind die 80 Holzschnitte ?Das Gesicht Hamburgs? oder die 100 Holzschnitte des Zyklus ?Die Stadt? (1925). 1919 erschien seine Folge von 167 Holzschnitten ?Mein Stundenbuch?, die in Deutschland 1920 von Kurt Wolff verlegt wurde.Eine Freundschaft verband ihn mit Henry Gowa, der ihn nach Saarbrücken holte, wo er von 1947 bis 1951 die Meisterklasse für Malerei an der neugegründeten Schule für Kunst und Handwerk leitete.Frans Masereel regte am 26. September 1953 gemeinsam mit den deutschen Künstlern HAP Grieshaber, Erich Heckel, Gerhard Marcks, Ewald Mataré, Otto Pankok, Max Pechstein, Karl Rössing und anderen in Zürich an, die ?XYLON Societé Internationale des Graveurs sur Bois? zu gründen. Diese Gründung der Internationalen Vereinigung der Holzschneider XYLON wurde beschlossen und Masereel war ihr erster Präsident.1956 schuf er ein weiteres großes Holzschnittwerk, 100 Blätter unter dem Titel ?Mijn Land? 1964 erhielt Masereel den Kulturpreis des Deutschen Gewerkschaftsbundes.Eine Dauerausstellung von Masereel-Werken gibt es im Frans Masereel Centrum in Kasterlee bei Antwerpen. 3000 gr.

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        THE COMPLETE GREEK DRAMA. All the extant tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, and the Comedies of Aristophanes and Menander, in a variety of translations.

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

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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      Whitman Publishing Co, Racine 1940 - (The Lone Ranger) THE LONE RANGER AND HIS HORSE SILVER PUNCH-OUT BOOK (code number 965). Racine: Whitman Publishing Co, 1940. First edition. Elephant folio - 10-1/2" x 15". Color pictorial stiff cardboard cover and 4 single-sided pages, all with beautiful color punch-outs of The Lone Ranger, Tonto, Silver, Scout, boy pal "Bud", Indians, outlaws, horses and other animals. Unused and unpunched with all punch-outs remaining intact. Lightest trace of aging at edges. Interior pages have scattered aging. Still an excellent file copy quality copy. As nice as these come. Only about a dozen copies are known of this rare book. The condition of the book is NEAR FINE. Rare [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wallace & Clark, Booksellers]
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      Duell, Sloan & Pearce, Inc., New York 1940 - New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, Inc., 1940. First edition. The author's first novel, concerning an actress who finds herself caught between her ex-husband and a pair of murderous twins. Selected by Howard Haycraft and Ellery Queen for inclusion in their "Reader's List of Detective Story Cornerstones." Small octavo. Original black cloth binding, with blue stamping. Crisp, tight, and unread. The dust jacket is price-clipped and ever so slightly rubbed; else exceedingly fine - a once in a lifetime example of this scarce high spot of mystery fiction. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book Shop, LLC - ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Poet in New York and Other Poems.

      New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. - First Edition, 1940. First American Edition. True First Edition, preceding all others, issued just a few weeks in advance of the Mexican Edition. Dull pumpkin orange cloth boards, gilt-stamped at spine, brown topstain, fore- and bottom edges untrimmed, in a tan dustwrapper with New York skyline cameo on front panel. Book is Very Good, offsetting to endpapers from jacket flaps, in a nearly Very Good jacket, not price-clipped, gently rubbed, with tiny chipping to spine-ends, small scrapes and scattered spotting along spine panel. Bi-lingual text, with translation into English by Rolfe Humphries, brief Introduction and closing Biographical Note by Hershel Brickell. 209pp. One of the great rarities of Modernist Literature. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Radiation Theories of Tomonaga, Schwinger and Feynman in Physical Review Volume 75, No. 3, February 1, 1949, pp. 486-502

      FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS of the first of Dyson's two papers proving the equivalence of three seemingly different approaches to quantum field theory: "Feynman's space-time approach to quantum electrodynamics [QED] and the more conventional, yet equally brilliant, canonical approach of Schwinger" (The Conceptual Comopletion and Extensions of Quantum Mechanics, 1099). Like Schwinger's, Tomonaga's approach was more operator method based; in truth they had independently produced nearly the same theories of renormalized QED. "Dyson saw early on, perhaps more explicitly than did [the physicists], the connection between the methodologies" (ibid). & & In the 1930s when ultraviolet divergences were first discovered in QED, many physicists believed that the fundamental principles of physics had to be altered to eliminate [or renormalize] the divergences. In the late 1940's Bethe, Feynman, Schwinger, Tomonaga, and Dyson proposed a program of 'renormalization' that gave finite and physically sensible results by absorbing the divergences into redefinitions of physical quantities". It was Dyson who came to understand the connections between the various approaches and his work proved equivalence among the differing efforts. & & In this paper, "Dyson started from the Tomonaga-Schwinger equation which makes reference to the interaction representation. He then gave a perturbative solution to that equation for the time-evolution operator in powers of the interaction Hamiltonian. This expansion is, in general, only possible for that part of the interaction referring to the coupling of matter to the radiation field. He then went on to contrast and relate the approaches of Schwinger and Feynman" (ibid 1100). Dyson was able to "successfully construct the missing bridge between the two and showed that the latter can be derived from the former" (Brandt, Harvest of the Century, 328). In the second Dyson paper published later in 1949, Dyson went on to adapt Heisenberg's S-Matrix to predict scattering of electrons, positrons and photons in QED. & & About QED, Dyson would later write: "It is the only field in which we can choose a hypothetical experiment and predict the result to five places of decimals confident that the theory takes into account all the factors that are involved. Quantum electrodynamics gives us a complete description of what an electron does; therefore in a certain sense it gives us an understanding of what an electron is. It is only in quantum electrodynamics that our knowledge is so exact that we can feel we have some grasp of the nature of an elementary particle" (Schweber 1994a, 568). CONDITION & DETAILS: CONDITION & DETAILS: Lancaster: American Institute of Physics. 4to. 10.5 x 7.75 inches (262 x 194mm). Bound in original wraps. Very faint library stamps on the front and rear wrap as well as the first page; literally the stamps are very difficult to even see. Otherwise fine condition in every way.

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
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        The Long Winter

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1940. First Edition, First Printing, in a later state dust jacket. In Very Good condition. 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 very lovely copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Walt Disney’s Fantasia

      1940. first edition. What I Like Best In Fantasia"Inscribed by Walt Disney to Irene Kanelstein[[DISNEY, Walt]. TAYLOR, Deems. Walt Disney's Fantasia. With a Foreword by Leopold Stokowski. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940. First edition. Boldly inscribed by Walt Disney to Irene [Kanelstein] at the end of the Foreword "To Irene / With My / Best Wishes / Walt Disney / [flourish]". Folio (12 11/16 x 9 1/2 in; 322 x 242 mm). 157, [1] pp. Profusely illustrated in color and black and white, including sixteen tipped-in color plates. Publishers pale gray cloth, front cover and spine decoratively lettered in blue, red pictorial endpapers. Inner hinges a little shaken, small stain on front inner-hinge, some minor wear to spine tail, lower corners and board edges. Small stain on top corner edge of text block (not affecting pages). Original color pictorial dust-jacket with minor wear to spine extremities and edges. A very good copy of Fantasia in a very good dust jacket with very interesting inscription.Walt Disney inscribed several copies of Fantasia, almost always on the copyright page (verso of the title-page), but in this particular copy he has inscribed at the end of the Foreword, evidently to tie-in the text thereon which specifically mentions Bach, Beethoven and Stokowski with the text of Irene Kanelsteins winning letter."Boro Girl Wins Music Federation Essay Contest. For her interpretation and appreciation of the music in Walt Disney's "Fantasia," a 13 1/3 year-old Brooklyn junior high school student, Irene Kanelstein, of 104 Tapscott St., yesterday won first prize in the essay contest sponsored by the New York Federation of Music Clubs, in co-operation with the Music Teachers Association of the Public Schools. Mrs. Edmund H. Cahill, president of the Federation, presented the prize, an autographed Walt Disney drawing in color, valued at $300, at a special ceremony at the Broadway Theater. Miss Kanelstein is a student in the 9A at Arthur Somers Junior High School. The contest for the best essay on "What I Like Best in Fantasia" was a feature of National Music Week," and students in the city's junior high school took part. Liked Music Best. "What I like best in Fantasia was the music, "Miss Kanelstein wrote in her prize essay. "It wasn't like any ordinary concert. It was the music of the ever great Bach and Tchaikowsky, Dukas, Stravinsky, Beethoven, Ponchelli, Moussorgsky and Schubert, painted on canvas. Never before in my life have I heard of such a thing, and there I was, lost like a cloud in the blue heavens, amidst it all… Moussorgsky's malignant music was echoing death throughout 'Night on Bald Mountain', but still with the thought in mind of the work of three great men, Walt Disney, Leopold Stokowski and Moussorgsky put into this selection. I found 'Bald Mountain' the most fascinating on the program. The music reeked with Death; it howled shrieked and thundered Evil. I felt as if I was one of the devils, leaping through fire, and flying with skeletons until those demoniac creatures disappeared and I was once again one of the audience. Then as an angel flying gracefully through the air, covering all the evil that lay in "Bald Mountain," came Schubert's beautiful "Ave Maria" which sung of peace and hope and life, and left the sacred beauty of "Ave Maria" to linger in my mind forever. Music is a universal language and as long as we have such men as Leopold Stokowski to conduct the music, and Walt Disney to paint the music, the musical world will live forever." (The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 13th June, 1941).

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Oeuvres completes.

      Lausanne, Mermod, 1940-41; 1954 (Bd.21-23); 1956-59 (Lettres).. 20 Bde. u. Band 21-23 u. "Lettres 1900-1918; 1919-1947" in zus. 25 Bänden. 23x17 cm. Je ca. 300 S., seitlich unbeschnitten. Neuere Halbpergamentbände mit schönem Bezugspapier, grünes Rückenschild mit goldgepr. Rückentitel.. Exemplar I der ersten 50 römisch numerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe (Gesamt 1568 num.Ex.) auf "Papier Hollande van Gelder"fon (GA 1568 Ex.), die ersten 20 Bde. von Ramuz im Impressum voll signiert. - Die Ergänzungsbände und das Album in den franz. Tadelloses Exemplar der ersten Werkausgabe Ramuz. Komplett mit den später erschienenen 3 Ergänzungsbänden (Band 21-23). Dabei: 2 Bände "Lettres" erschienen 1956-1959 in der Editions Clairefontaine, Lausanne mit Texten von Ernest Ansermet, Adrien Body und Gonzague de Reynold (Lettres 1900-1918) und Editions "Les Chantres" mit Texten von Andre Chamson, Jean Marie Dynoyer und Gustave Roud (Lettres 1919-1947). - Schönes, dekoratives, einheitlich gebundenes Exemplar, praktisch unberührt.

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat Leonidas Sakellaridi]
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        Perfect Babe Ruth signature on a diploma to a youngster who attended Academy of Sport classes at the 1940 New York World?s Fair and intended ?to practice the ideals of Sportsmanship and Clean Competition??

      Document Signed ?Babe Ruth? as Instructor in Baseball and ?Christy Walsh? as Director of Sports ?" New York World?s Fair, one page, 11? x 8.5?. New York, October 16, 1940. Minor flaws at edges. Fine condition.The text is printed in black on a light background of the symbols of the 1939-1940 New York World?s Fair, the Trylon and the Perisphere, and the year ?1940.? In full, ?This is to Certify that / [name is not filled in] / attended instruction at the / Academy of Sport / New York World?s Fair / and he is hereby commended for his interest in Sport and his / intentions to practice the ideals of Sportsmanship and Clean / Competition as exemplified by the Baseball and / Football leaders who have instructed him.? Ruth has signed above ?Instructor in Baseball? and Walsh above ?Director of Sports ?" New York World?s Fair.? There is no signature above ?Instructor in Football.? The date ?October 16, 1940? is printed at the lower left. Christy Walsh was also Babe Ruth?s longtime agent.

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Batista, on his first day in office as President of Cuba, writes the President of Bolivia of his election

      Manuscript Letter of State Signed with his official signature ?F ByZ,? as President of Cuba and ?J.M. Cortina? as Foreign Minister, 1p, 10.25? x 14?. Presidential Palace, Havana, October 10, 1940. To General Enrique Peñaranda, President of Bolivia. Slight tears at right edge, two horizontal folds. Blind embossed Seal of the Republic of Cuba at lower center. Fine condition.In Spanish, not translated. On his first day in office, President Fulgencio Batista y Zaldivar writes to the President of Bolivia, General Enrique Peñaranda, that he has been elected President of Cuba for the four year term of office, from 1940-1944. Countersigned by José Manuel Cortina (1880-1970), Cuba?s Foreign Minister (1936-1937, 1940-1942).

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        The Works

      Cambridge: W. Heffer and Sons Limited,, [c.1940]. Pride and Prejudice; Sense and Sensibility; Northanger Abbey; Persuasion; Mansfield Park; Emma; Lady Susan and The Watsons. 7 volumes, octavo. Contemporary red quarter morocco, red cloth boards, titles to spines gilt, top edges gilt, red bound silk bookmarks. Spines evenly darkened, minor wear to corners, a few small scuff marks to occasionally slightly sunned boards, bookmarks of three volumes torn and loosely inserted. Short crack to top of front inner hinge of Mansfield Park. Otherwise an excellent set. Complete set of the Adelphi Edition of Austen's works. This edition was originally published by Martin Secker in 1930.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Atlanta, GA. First Quarter 1940 through Second Quarter 1954.. I:1-4; II:2-4; V:2; VI:1,2,4; VII:1,2; IX:1,3,4; X:3; XI:2,3; XII:1,2,4; XIII:1-4; XIV:1-4; and XV:2. Thirty-one issues (of fifty-eight in sequence). Large octavo. Printed wrappers. Occasional plates and photographs. Wrappers a bit frayed at overlap edges, frequent staple rust, five spines show surface erosion at toes, several spines darkened, two upper wrappers rather soiled, some foxing to occasional plates; but generally good to very good. Edited initially by W.E.B. Du Bois, W.S. Braithwaite, et al. A substantial, albeit broken, run of these early years of one of the most significant periodicals of its times focusing on the political, social and artistic issues relevant to African Americans, as well as Blacks throughout the world. Contributors include the editors, Dodson, Hughes, S. Brown, J.M. Brewer, A. Locke, W.G. Smith, R. Hayden, C. McKay, et al.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Security Analysis: Principles and Technique

      New York: McGraw-Hill, 1940. First Printing of the Second Edition in a very scarce dust jacket. The boards are Near Fine, with contents Fair, in a Very Good dust jacket. Cloth is well preserved, with a few faint scuffs, light wear to spine. The pages show sporadic spotting, and evidence of erased pencil markings throughout, with a few tears and imperfections. The dust jacket shows edge wear, chipping, soiling, and tanning, with light insect wear to spine and rear panel; stray pencil mark to rear panel. Presents well. Extremely scarce in original dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Horton Hatches the Egg

      Random House, 1940. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. New York: Random House, 1940: Signed. Printing unstated, therefore not a first printing. In dust jacket with price intact. Signed by Dr. Seuss on the verso of the front free end paper, inscribed to a previous owner. In Very Good condition. Pages show light signs of handle and offsetting from print. Boards are lightly soiled and lightly worn at the corners. The dust jacket shows light chipping and edge wear, chipping to spine ends, light soiling and wear along the folds. A lovely copy. Signed.

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      Oxfort University Press, London, New York and Toronto, 1940FIRST EDITION, 1940. Folio, approximately 395 x 300 mm, 15½ x 12 inches, 56 plates, 5 in colour, 9 large folding plates, pages: xvi, 1 - 279, no supplement present, published a year later, original publisher's green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, gilt chinese letters to upper cover. Binding rubbed, small pale stain to head and tail of spine, covers and spine darkened, shelf wear to edges, 3 large folding plates have fold strengthened on blank side, a few folds have strip of pale browning on the blank side, occasional finger marks and small black marks, 1 large folding plate has pale stain to bottom margin, nowhere near the image, otherwise a good copy in probably a made up dustjacket using remains of original jacket. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Happy Valley: History and Genealogy

      Chapel Hill, NC: Self published, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine Condition No Dust Jacket/History. Primarily concerned with Wilkes, Caldwell, and Yankin. Includes frontispiece illustration of General Wm. Lenoir and B&W photo of General James Byron Gordon. Gray cloth hard bound with bright gilt lettering on front board and spine. Includes Photos, charts throughout and Index. A close to pristine copy. Corners are slightly rubbed and bumped. No dust jacket. Size: 7" x 9 1/4". 244 pp. No marks. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Previous owner's inscription in ink, neat, "To Betty and Bob James, with the author's Compliments.". All edges are clean. Not Ex-Library. All books offered from DSB are stocked at our store in Fayetteville, AR. Category: History; Genealogy & Local History. Inventory No: 028776.

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        Presidential ANS on a card imprinted <I>?A Merry Christmas from The President and Mrs. Roosevelt?</I> which accompanied his 1940 Christmas gift to his mistress?s assistant: <I>?Love from FDR ... If not the right size we can change it?</I> ? the words <I>?and Mrs. Roosevelt?</I> have been crossed out

      Thought provoking ANS ?FDR? as President, two pages, 3? x 4?, both sides of a printed card. [Washington], Christmas 1940. With original unaddressed 4? x 3? mint envelope with the presidential seal in gilt on the back flap. Very fine condition.On a card depicting a rural snow scene at top center, and the centered printed words ?Christmas / 1940 / a Merry Christmas / from / the President / and Mrs. Roosevelt,? President Roosevelt has penned ?Grace - / Love from FDR (over).? Curiously, the words ?and Mrs. Roosevelt? have been crossed out, ostensibly by the President. On verso, he?s added ?If not the right / size we can change / it before we / have it marked.?From ?The History of Christmas at the White House (1789-2009)? at ?[For Christmas 1940] FDR?s secretary ordered over 200 Scottish terrier key chains from Hammacher Schlemmer. The key chains were very near and dear to the Roosevelts, as the gifts immortalized their own belo

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        Memoires de Fanny Hill. Traduit de L'Anglais par Isidore Liseux.

      Bruxelles, ohne weitere Angaben [um 1940].. 2 Bände. 8°. 118 S., 126 S. und 10 kolorierte Lithographien auf Tafeln. Orig.- Interimsbroschure mit Deckeltitel im Schuber.. Eins von 200 numerierten Exemplaren auf unbeschnittenem Bütten (Gesamt 550). Illustriert mit 10 kolorierten erotisch-pornografischen Lithographien; der Künstler wird nicht genannt; es handelt sich um P.-E. Becat. Die erste Ausgabe der Liseux'schen Übersetzung erschien 1887 u. erlebte zahlreiche Nachdrucke. Dies ist die einzige von Becat illustrierte, sie war nicht im Handel. Schuber berieben, Kanten beschabt, etwas fleckig. Buchblock gelockert, vereinzelt minimal fleckig. Gutes Exemplar dieses raren Werks. Nicht bei Pia. Dutel 1960. Drouot, Imp. Biblio. 50. -------- [Becat.] Cleland, John. Memoires de Fanny Hill. Traduit de L'Anglais par Isidore Liseux. 2 volumes. Bruxelles [i.e. Paris], sans editeur, sans date [vers 1948.] In-8°. 118 pp., 126 pp. et 10 lithographies en couleur. Brochure d'editeur, etui. Un des 200 exemplaires numerotes sur papier a la forme, non rogne (au total 550). Illustre avec 10 lithographies tres libres. L'artiste, non mentionne, est P.-E. Becat. L'edition originale de cette traduction par Liseux parut en 1887 ; elle a ete reimprimee plusieurs fois. Celle-ci est la seule edition illustree par Becat ; elle ne fut pas dans le commerce. Etui frotte, bords cognes, un peu sale. A l'interieure, quelques taches sporadiques. Bon exemplaire de cette oeuvre rare. Manque a Pia. Dutel 1960. Drouot, Imp. Biblio. 50. ----------------- English description available on request.

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        Men in Print. Essays in Literary Criticism

      London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1940 - First Edition, No. 34 of 500 copies. 4to. Introduction by A.W. Lawrence. 59, [1] pp. Original quarter blue Niger morocco and cream linen by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Spine sunned, else fine in thin board slipcase [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Farewell, My Lovely

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1940 - Pale orange cloth binding with blue title and decoration, clean and tight, 275 pages, top edge tinted blue, slight rubbing at corners; jacket is clean, small open edge tears, damage along jacket spine edge, has printed price of $2.00 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dunbar Old Books]
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      Limited Editions Club, Boston 1940 - Octavo (5-7/8" x 9-1/8") bound in full embossed brown sheepskin leather. Designed and printed by D. B. Updike at The Merrymount Press. Preface by Frank Swinnerton. Illustrated with line drawings by Helen Sewell. Copy #509 of 1500 SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. Mild rubbing to spine tips. Close to Fine in a close to Fine slipcase [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Histoire de l'urbanisme. Vol. I: Antiquite et Moyen Age. Paris, Henri Laurens, 1926. (8), 520 p., 32 planches hors-texte. Vol. II: Renaissance et temps modernes. Paris, Henri Laurens, 1941. 504 p. 32 planches hors-texte. Vol. III: Epoque contemporaine. Paris, Henri Laurens, 1952. 446, (1) p., 48 planches hors-texte

      . 3 volumes in-4, demi-toile bordeaux, titres et filets dores, couvertures conservees (dos leg. piques), nombreuses illustrations hors-texte et figures dans le texte. Edition originale des trois volumes parus sur ving six annees, ensemble complet, abondamment illustre, de l'un des travaux fondateurs dans l'histoire de l'urbanisme qui demeure une source fondamentale sur le sujet. Le troisieme volume concerne l'urbanisme au XIXe et dans la premiere moitie du XXe (jusqu'en 1940). Tres bon exemplaire, bien relie..

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      Limited Editions Club, Paris 1940 - Two volumes, one in the original French (7" x 9") bound in light blue wraps with glassine wrapper and the other with English translations by various hands (6-3/4" x 11- 1/2") bound in full burgundy cloth with gilt lettering. The definitive edition of the original French text with illustrations by Auguste Rodin reproduced from the copy of the book Rodin illustrated for Paul Gallimard. The English edition printed at the Fanfare Press. Edited, with an introduction and notes, by James Laver. Illustrated with 24 drawings by Jacob Epstein printed from the lithographic stone by Mourlot in Paris. Each volume is copy #509 of 1500 numbered but unsigned copies. The French volume was delayed seven years in shipment because of World War II with members not receiving the book until 1947. Included with this set is George Macy's SIGNED letter to subscribers explaining how the books were stored under great hazard during the Nazi occupation and could not be shipped until the war in Europe had concluded. Each volume is Fine with the English volume in a Fine slipcase [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. First edition. Regarded as Chandler&#39;s finest work, this novel has private eye Philip Marlowe dealing with the Los Angeles gambling circuit, a murder he stumbles upon, and three very beautiful but potentially deadly women. Octavo. Original light red cloth binding, with blue stamping. Two ink stamps ("York Center Co-op Library") and an unsigned, but later bookplate to the front endpaper. The contents and the binding are otherwise quite clean. The dust jacket is a bit browned, more so along the spine, with a bit of wear and mild chipping to the corners and tips; else very good. Bruccoli A2.1.a..

      [Bookseller: The Book Shop, LLC]
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        A Letter By John Steinbeck to the Friends of Democracy

      Stamford, Overbrook Press, 1940, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. One of 350 hardcover copies (issued after a one-sheet, four-page "throw-away"), it includes an exchange of letters between Steinbeck and L. M. Birkhead about Steinbeck&#39;s ancestry and whether Steinbeck was Jewish and whether The Grapes of Wrath was Jewish propaganda, Goldstone & Payne A13b, Morrow 134, a very scarce book, seldom seen and seldom offered for sale, especially scarce with its original glassine dust jacket fully intact, this is a most interesting copy with several letters and notes tipped in, affixed to the front endpaper is an autographed letter signed by Margaret B. Evans of The Overbrook Press dated Dec. 3, 1940 to Miss Kate R. Firestone, secretary of the San Francisco Anti-Defamation Committee, on behalf of Arthur Altschul, publisher of The Overbrook Press, which indicates that his "little book" was privately printed and that no copies were for sale, however, "Mr. Altschul has asked me to send a copy to Mr. (Nat) Schmulowitz with his compliments," affixed to the front free endpaper is a copy of a letter from Schmulowitz to Altschul thanking him for the book, affixed to the rear free endpaper is a Nov. 7, 1940 note from Schmulowitz to himself regarding Altchul&#39;s book and about a tear sheet from San Francisco Chronicle literary editor Joseph Henry Jackson, Jackson had earlier written a column regarding the exchange of letters between Steinbeck and L. M. Birkhead, the committee then copied that letter and joined it with Schmulowitz&#39;s note to himself. Offsetting from where the letters and notes have been glued or taped, else a very good copy in the very scarce and very fragile dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: James M. Dourgarian, Bookman]
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        Old Possum&#39;s Book of Practical Cats

      London: Faber and Faber Limited,, 1940. Octavo. Original cream boards, spine lettered in red, pictorial block of two dancing cats to front board. With the dust jacket. With numerous colour and monochrome illustrations by Nicolas Bentley. Gift inscription and bookplate to the front free endpaper and small bookseller&#39;s ticket to the front pastedown. Minor foxing to the prelims; an excellent copy in the jacket that has a toned spine and some nicks to the extremities. First illustrated edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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