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        FDR?s Signed Registration for his 1935 Ford Truck

      Partly Printed Document Signed ?Franklin D. Roosevelt? as President, 1p, 6? x 4?. Hyde Park, New York, January 3, 1940 [date stamped by NYS Bureau of Motor Vehicles]. Fine condition.President Roosevelt?s 1940 Commercial Vehicle registration for his 1935 Ford Truck. Filled out in ink, but not by FDR. Name of Owner: Franklin D. Roosevelt City Hyde Park County Duchess State N.Y.

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ars Amandi]
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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]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Librairie Hatchuel]
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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'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'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'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'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'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'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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        Archive of her book, The Aspirin Age, consisting of first editions in English, Chinese and Japanese, photographs and promotional material, and approximately 50 letters from authors appearing in the book and others involved in its production

      v.p, ca. mid-1940s - The Aspirin Age, edited by Isabel Leighton, actress, writer, translator, foreign correspondent, was a compilation of pieces by various writers concerning the events in American life and history from the 1920s-1940s. It was a best-seller, going through numerous printings and translations. Among the correspondents featured in this splendid archive are Howard Fast, H.L. Mencken (5 letters), John Dos Passos, Harold Ickes, Arthur Schlesinger, Bernard Baruch (her lover), Brenden Gill, John Mason Brown, Carl Sandburg, Walter Winchell, Robert E. Sherwood, James Thurber - a wonderful 4-page single-spaced letter written during the book's composition, suggesting various subjects and the writers to tackle them (he himself declines to do the Quintuplets!) - Gene Tunney, Edna Ferber, John Hersey, Russell Crouse, and many others. A unique collection of notable writers associated in a common enterprise that enjoyed a singular success .

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Photograph of Joe Dimaggio and Joe Louis posing playfully together

      N.p, n.d. [1940s?] - Rare photograph of the two legendary athletes posing playfully side by side, Dimaggio grinning with his bat cocked over right shoulder, Louis standing with his fists clenched, ready to land a right to Dimaggio's chin. According to biographers Engelberg and Schneider, Joe Louis was Dimaggio's first boxing hero: "Dimaggio saw several of Louis's fight, including his first fight with Billy Conn. It took place at the Polo Grounds in New York one month into Dimaggio's monumental hitting streak [in 1941] . " (DIMAGGIO: SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT, p. 369) (BASEBALL) 8 x 6 inches (image); 10-1/2 x 6-3/4 inches (mount). Black-and- white gelatin print. Mounted to stiff card, captioned at top in ink "Joe Dimaggio = Joe Louis", and at bottom with typed slip, "Joe Louis Slugging Outfielder & Joe Louis." Narrow, light vertical stain through the length of the image, slight overall toning

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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      Published by George Newnes Limited, 1940. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Very Good. Illustrated by Wilson, E. & Davies, Joyce. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. Pale blue cloth, black title to spine. Colour frontis. B/w text illustrations. 184 pages. Bumping to spine and corners. Fading to spine and a couple of cover edges. Foxing to endpapers, outer page edges and some page margins. Wrapper is faded to spine, with a few closed tears; some small pieces of loss to corners. A few grubby marks to wrapper. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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      New York: Sheridan House Publishers, [1940]., 1940. First edition. Fine in dust jacket with light wear to the spine ends and corners. Johnny O'Sullivan works for the Daily News and one night he's on patrol with his police friends and they find the body of millionaire, Edward Abbott in a cheap boarding house. It could be suicide or murder and Johnny goes with murder, but the inquest goes with suicide. So Johnny is out of a job but he still has the photograph and goes with his hunches, which puts him in the middle of more murders. Filmed as NINE LIVES ARE NOT ENOUGH in 1941 by Warner Brothers with Ronald Reagan as Johnny, and also starring Joan Perry, James Gleason, Faye Emerson, and Howard da Silva. The author wrote six mystery novels and three were made into movies. He was born in Minneapolis in 1905 and died in Hollywood in 1954. He also served time in prisons for bad checks and forgery.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        original Zeichnung , SS-PK , 1940 , SS-Germania 1. Batl.

      1940.. . origiginal Zeichnung von Petersen aus seiner Zeit in den Propagandaeinheiten der Waffen-SS , Zeichnung sehr gut erhalten , ca. 50cm x 40cm , absolut selten, bitte weiterführende Links beachten: , e

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        The Yearling

      NY:: Scribner's,. Very Good. 1940. Hardcover. Illustrated with fourteen color plates. An early printing of the "Pulitzer Prize Edition." INSCRIBED on the half-title page by N. C. Wyeth (as "Convers") in 1939. Octavo, bound in tan cloth with brown lettering and illustration, illustrated endpapers. Minor wear at the spine ends, some age toning to cloth, else very good. No dust jacket. ; 400 pages .

      [Bookseller: Grendel Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Antología de la literatura fantástica

      Sudamericana, Buenos Aires 1940 - Lomo del libro ligeramente deteriorado, tapas en buen estado y páginas interiores en muy buen estado [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Paris, Editions Tardy, 1940.. FIRST EDITION 1940, text in French, 4to, approximately 280 x 225 mm, 11 x 8¾ inches, 32 plates in Phototypie Hors-texte and 85 illustrations, many full page, 148 pages, bound in modern quarter blue morocco, gilt lettering and decoration between raised bands to spine, cloth boards, blind decoration separating the cloth boards from leather spine. A very good clean tight copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1940. Octavo. Original beige cloth, titles to spine in black and red, and to front board in black, brown topstain. Housed in black quarter morcco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Contents toned, spine cocked and rubbed, cloth somewhat marked. Very good. First edition, first printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription beneath an original, non-authorial gift inscription to the front free endpaper, "For Sir Archibald Clark Kerr wishing him all good things all his life from his friend Ernest Hemingway Rangoon April 21 - 1941". Kerr was the Australian born British diplomat who was at the time of the inscription, British Ambassador to China. On meeting Hemingway Kerr is reported to have said of him, "Tough? Why, I'm tougher than he is!". Kerr would subsequently go on to become Ambassador Russia and then to Washington, he was present at all of the Big Three conferences.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1940 - Octavo; yellow wrappers, with titling, publisher's synopsis and date of publication printed in navy blue on front wrapper; 292pp, [2]. "SAMPLE COPY - NOT FOR SALE" faintly rubber-stamped to top edge of text (presumed by publisher); light toning and wear to spine and extremities, faint, scattered foxing to wrappers and text edges, with a small diagonal crease to lower right corner of front wrapper; binding is sound, with text clean throughout - Very Good+. Scarce advance copy of one of Burnett's best-known novels, the story of a hardened criminal just out of prison, a heist gone bad, and a stand-off with police high in the snow-capped Sierra's. Basis for two superb adaptations: the 1941 film noir directed by Raoul Walsh, with a screenplay co-written by Burnett and John Huston, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ida Lupino, and the 1955 Stuart Heisler film starring Jack Palance, Lee Marvin, Lon Chaney and Shelley Winters. Advance copies produced by Knopf from this period were poorly made and extremely fragile, with the wrappers prone to separation; the present example is well-preserved, the best of the two we've seen for this title. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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      Hodder & Stoughton Limited, [1940]., 1940. First edition. Author's second book. Published in the U. S. in 1941 as A TOAST TO TOMORROW. Inscribed by the author on the front fly leaf. "Julie J. Gladwin, with love from Manning Coles." Most likely signed by Adelaide Manning. The second Tommy Hambleton thriller by Adelaide Manning and Cyril Coles writing as Manning Coles. Spine is browned and light offsetting to the front and rear endpapers, else a very good copy in dust jacket with light restoration to the spine ends. Tommy Hambledon of the British Intelligence Service in his second appearance, as a victim of amnesia caused by the fighting in World War I. In his first book, DRINK TO YESTERDAY, Tommy is an English spy operating behind enemy lines in Germany. This book continues with Tommy operating as a spy in Nazi Germany, and he also continues to experience bouts of amnesia, but as the novel draws to a close he discovers his real identity and looks forward to using his talents in the future to help Scotland Yard. A Haycraft/Queen cornerstone title. Rare in the dust jacket and rarer still inscribed by the author.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        Die Geschichte der Familie Muscate. 1473-1940.

      Klambt, Neurode, 1940.. Als Handschrift gedruckt, 1.. Aufl. 204 S. mit vielen Fotos im Anhang, mit 28 Seiten Ahnentaf.,Frakturschrift Exemplar antiquarisch gut erhalten,v., Einbd. etwas fleckig u. an den Ecken best.,Seiten teilweise wellig, Frakturschrift, Seiten alters- sowie papierbedingt leicht gebräunt, mit Gebrauchsspuren K16433.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Buchhandel Daniel Viertel Ei]
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        The Big Con: The Story of the Confidence Man and the Confidence Game

      Bobbs Merrill, Indianapolis 1940 - Gilt lettered red cloth in decorative dust jacket. Basis for the famous movie "the Sting" with Paul Newman and Robert Redford. Some foxing to endpapers. Edgewear and very tiny chipping at corners but a near fine dust jacket with no fade on the spine. Uncommon. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB]
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      Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1940]., 1940. Translated from the French by Geoffrey Sainsbury. First U. S. edition. Fine, bright, tight copy in a fine, bright dust jacket. Maigret investigates the murder of Manuel Palmari, a criminal Maigret had known for 20 years, and who he suspected of being behind the string of jewel robberies over that period. Haycraft/Queen Cornerstone title and a superb copy.

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      LE FRANCOIS 1940 - R320056170: 306 pages augmentées de nombreuses illustrations e nnoir et blanc hors texte. In-8 Broché. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 355.021-Militaria [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: le-livre]
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      Coward-McCann, 1940-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Signed. New York: Coward-McCann, 1940: Signed. First Edition, First Printing with no later printed listed on the copyright page; in a dust jacket with price of $3.75 intact. Signed by Wanda Gag at the front free end paper, inscribed to a previous owner. In Very Good condition, in a Good+ dust jacket. Tanning to front paste down and front free end paper from a newspaper clipping that was kept there, affecting Ga'g's signature. Clean pages. Side edge of page block has a small lightly darkened area. Sound binding. Clean cloth, mostly crisp with a bit of edge wear to the spine ends. The dust jacket shows light edge with a few short closed tears and light loss, surface wear, as well as some overall sunning, most notably to the spine. Rubbing to jacket folds and spine. A nice copy overall, rare signed.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1940. First Edition / First Printing / First State. Dated 1940 with Scribner's "A" present. First State Jacket priced at $2.75 without the Photographer's name. Tan cloth boards with black lettering. {ref: Hanneman A18a}. Book Condition: Very Good+, clean pages, tight spine, soft shelf wear. Light spots at the spine, light age toning at the endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-, shelf wear, chipping at the spine. Short tears, small piece of tape at the rear panel near the spine. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

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      NY: Kenedy 1940 1st ed. - SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Original silver cloth in near fine condition. Signed by Archbishop Sheen on front free endpaper. Sheen's cause for canonization was opened in 2002 and he considered an official Servant of God by the Church. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kubik Fine Books Ltd., ABAA]
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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      Charles Scribner's Sons 1940. Hardcover Book Condition: Very Good Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1940. First Edition / First Printing / First State. Dated 1940 with Scribner's "A" present. First State Jacket priced at $2.75 without the Photographer's name. Tan cloth boards with black lettering. ref: Hanneman A18a . Book Condition: Very Good+, clean pages, tight spine, soft shelf wear. Light spots at the spine, light age toning at the endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-, shelf wear, chipping at the spine. Short tears, small piece of tape at the rear panel near the spine. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

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        Strangers And Brothers

      Faber and Faber, London 1940. First edition in dustwrapper. pp 405 sm. 8vo. VG+ in original publisher's olive green cloth with red titles to spine. A little bumping, rubbing and slight fading to spine tips otherwise, a very clean, bright and tight example. In original unclipped dustwrapper showing overall minor wear, rubbing, dustiness and a couple of small chips. Overall a pleasing example of this scarce title. The dustwrapper is housed in a protective removable sleeve. 8469

      [Bookseller: Holybourne Rare Books]
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        Farewell, My Lovely

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. First edition. Fine/Near Fine. A lovely, bright copy of the book. Fine, sharp and square and appearing unread. In a Near Fine dust jacket with a short half-inch tear at the front flap fold and the spine lightly faded. A jacket without repair or sophistication of any kind and scarce as such. This copy brought over $8,000 at auction, Heritage June, 2008.& & One of the finest crime novels ever written, by one of the inventors of the hard-boiled detective genre. "Farewell, My Lovely" was the second Philip Marlowe novel, published in 1940. The plot was inspired by a number of short stories Chandler had written earlier, including "Mandarin's Jade", "The Man Who Liked Dogs", and "Try the Girl." It follows Marlowe as he investigates the violent murder of a night club manager. The book was actually the first of Chandler's novels to be made into a film, in 1942, as "The Falcon Takes Over." It was filmed again in 1944 as the critically acclaimed "Murder, My Sweet" and in 1975, in a version starring Robert Mitchum. "…the appeal of 'Farewell, My Lovely' is in its toughness, which is extremely well done." (Contemporary New York Times Review). Fine in Near Fine. dust jacket.

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        SI DESEA ADELANTOS. ADELANTESE CON EL 1941 FORD. [If you Want to Get Ahead. Get Ahead with the 1941 Ford - Cover Title].

      (Ford Motor Company), (October, 1940), [Dearborn, MI]: - Many color illustrations throughout. This an exceedingly scarce dealership showroom catalogue in Spanish for the 1941 Ford passenger models and trucks which were introduced in October of 1940. These models included the Special, the De Luxe and Super De Luxe sedans, convertible, cabriolet, Woody Station Wagon, and Coupes, and others. These cars came equipped with the new 226 cubic inch L-head straing-6, and rated at 90 horsepower. The 221 cubic inch V8 remained the standard for the De Luxe and Super De Luxe models . Ford thoroughly updated their models for the 1941 model year,Êwith wide bodies that nearly covered the running boards. The front and rear fenders came in several pieces instead of just one, and were now more integrated into the body, and pushed the headlights up and out over the front wheels. Of interest, is that this Spanish-market catalogue also integrates the 1941 truck and heavy truck models on the eve of World War II. Those include the 1 ton stake truck, commercial panel trucks and vans, cab-over heavy trucks, and the Heavy Duty Stake among others.No institutional holdings located on OCLC. Rare. Light rubbing and shelf-wear to covers (slight warping). Envelope worn and rubbed, some small tears. A VG+ catalogue in an About VG envelope. Stiff black color illustrated covers (night scene cover illustration of the Ford Super Deluxe grill, comb-bound with white plastic. Two graduated thumb tabs. Still housed in light blue publisher's envelope, with white string closure and b/w illustration to upper lefthand corner. Oblong format: 9" x 12-5/8". 1st edition (presumed). 102, [4 ("Indice General" - Index)] pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Inside the Whale

      London: Gollancz,, 1940. and Other Essays. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Housed in a quarter morocco green solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Pages very lightly tanned as usual, attractive bookplate to the front pastedown, but an exceptionally nice copy in the lightly marked and somewhat faded dust jacket. First edition, first impression, one of 1,000 copies printed. Orwell may well have been the finest essayist England produced in the entire century. Despite his radical credo in his essays he remains the last of the great Victorian prose stylists. Besides the title essay, this book prints his notable studies of Charles Dickens and boy's weeklies. A scarce book in any condition - copies as nice as this are rare.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Reichs Handbuch der Deutschen Gesellschaft

      Deutscher Wirtschaftsverlag AG,Berlin, um 1940,. 1050 S., Das Handbuch der persönlichkeiten in Wort und Bild, Erster Band, Maße : 26 x 35 cm, gut erhalten, Einband etwas berieben.

      [Bookseller: Versandhandel für Sammler]
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        "Father. " Pen and ink drawing on paper, signed ("Wm Steig") lower right

      N.p., n.d. [c. 1940?]. 8-3/8 x 5-1/2 inches. . Captioned on read. Framed and matted. Fine . A stern, bearded watchman, wielding his scepter (at whose tip rests a timepiece), standing guard with his legs spread, his left hand behind his back, ferociously keeps the time

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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