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        One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Librería del Signo]
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        Sapphira and the Slave Girl

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Woodcock and Chicks

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER. --- & --- THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

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

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

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

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

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

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        WIND IN THE WILLOWS

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: montgiber]
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        Contes et Nouvelles. Illustrations en couleurs de Brunelleschi.

      Gibert Jeune Librairie d'Amateur, 1940 - 1941, Paris, - 2 volumi in-8° grande (267x195mm), pp. (10), 233, (12); (16), 165, (10); raffinata legatura contemporanea al volume in m. pelle con piatti marmoreggiati e dorso con titolo in nero e riproduzioni a colori di illustrazioni di Brunelleschi. Tagli di testa dorati. Conservate le brossure originali. Complessive 32 composizioni a colori f.t. e 77 disegni in nero intercalati n.t. dello stesso Brunelleschi. Eccellente stato conservativo. Edizione di 3000 esemplari numerati (n°2021 "sur vélin des Papeteries de Navarre"). Seconda edizione illustrata da Brunelleschi, dopo l'originale del 1937. L'impaginazione fu curata da Louis Malexis, la riproduzione delle incisioni da A. Dantan; la coloritura venne eseguita, sotto la direzione dell'artista, da E. Charpentier. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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        CESKOSLOVENSKA FOTOGRAFIE

      Prague, Fotograficky Obzor. 1931-1940. - 10 volumes in-8, toile. Maquette de couverture, differente pour chaque volume; dessinee par Karel Teige. Chaque numero de ce receuil annuel de la photographie tchécoslovaque contient un texte de presentation et 64 pl. . Reproduction des travaux de : Ksssler, Funke, Mikes, Vojanec, Saphir, Bauer, Drtikol, Sudek, etc. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lecointre Drouet SARL]
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        Ritz Theatre: Without a Home (Movie Poster)

      New York: Ritz Theatre, 1940. Good. One of the first Yiddish talking movies - An Entertaining Piece of Jewish Americana& & (MOVIE POSTER) Ritz Theatre. Without a Home, Bride of Frankenstein and Dracula’s Daughter. New York City: circa 1940. Three color poster in English and Yiddish. Measures 21 inches x 29 inches. Some cracking on bottom with amateur tape repairs on verso, otherwise Good condition.& & ONE OF THE EARLIEST YIDDISH TALKING MOVIES WITH ENGLISH SUB-TITLES IN THE UNITED STATES& Without a Home (On a Heym). Poland 1939. 88 minutes. B&W Yiddish with new English subtitles. Director: Alexander Martin. An Adolph Mann Production. Songs by Szajewiez. Cinematography: Jonil Owicz. Adapted from a stage play by Jacob Gordin. Cast: Ida Kaminska, Alexander Martin, Dzigan and Schumacher.& & The last Yiddish feature made in Poland before WWII, this 1939 film was based on a 1907 play by the prolific playwright Jacob Gordin. Best known for his folksy didacticism and moralism, Gordin brought the common life of the Lower East Side to the Yiddish stage. Without a Home is the story of the separation and hardships faced by immigrants in America at the turn of the century. It is intended by Gordin to symbolize the uprooted Jewish immigrant family and by extension, the Jewish people, was a particularly poignant one for Jewish film audiences in Poland on the eve of WW II. The film underscored the growing sense among Polish Jews facing the Nazi threat and increasing anti-Semitism in Poland that they too might soon be “without a home.” (From The National Center for Jewish Film) The Ritz Theatre at 180th Street and Boston Road in the Bronx opened in 1927 and later became The Yiddish Art Theatre due to the heavy concentration of Yiddish speakers in the area.&

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        Germany. Jekyll and Hyde. Translated from the German by Wilfrid David.

      London, Secker & Warburg 1940. - 8°, 327 SS., Orig.-Leinen, Orig.-Schutzumschlag, Schutzumschlag berieben, kleinen Fehlstellen und mit hinterlegten Einrissen, Sternfeld/T. 190. - Haffners erste Veröffentlichung im englischen Exil, eine visionäre Sicht auf die Entwicklung des Nationalsozialismus. Von Haffner unter seinem eigentlichen Namen auf Vortitel signriet ("Raimund Prezzel"). - Exemplar auf der Bibliothek von Hellmut von Rauschenplat alias Fritz Eberhard, Widerstandskämpfer und nach dem Krieg SPD-Politiker, mit seinen Initialen auf Vorsatz Marginalien; beiliegend Buchbesprechung des Manchester Guardian vom 16. Juli 1940. (Die deutsche Erstausgabe erschien erst 1996). - In mehreren Tagebuch-Eintragungen äußerts sich auch Thomas Mann über Haffners Buch: 15.5.1940: "Las aufmerksam in einem engl. Buch "Germany: Jekyll and Hyde" von S. Haffner (Pseudonym?), ausgezeichnet." 21.5.1940: "Tags in "Germany, Jekyll and Hyde", vorzügliche Analyse." 25.5.1940: "Las in dem Buch von Haffner, machte englische Eintragungen in die lecture.", [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Werner Steinbeiß]
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        von etwa 300 Blatt Orangenpapieren. Ca. 1940-1970. Teils lose in Karton, teils montiert in Ordner (diese mit Altersspuren).,

      1940 - Eine Fülle von farbenprächtig gestalteten Papieren zum Einwickeln von Orangen.- Viele der Blätter zeugen von der Sehnsucht der Deutschen der Nachkriegsjahre nach dem Süden und vermitteln durch die Bilder die Illusion vom sonnigen Süden, von Orangenplantagen an den Hängen des Ätnas und einem Glas Campari Orange am Canal Grande, während langsam Gondeln vorübergleiten und im Hintergrund Gondolieri zu Mandolinen ein 'O sole mio' anstimmen.- Lange Zeit war aber die Orange auch eine feine Köstlichkeit in Nikolausstiefeln oder auf Gabentischen von Kindern. So finden sich frühe Abbildungen von beliebten Comic- oder Märchenfiguren wie Pinocchio, Donald Duck, Micky Maus, Max und Moritz sowie dem Struwwelpeter, daneben auch so seltene wie die Vater-und-Sohn-Cartoons von E. O. Plauen (Erich Ohser).- Immer ging von diesen Papieren, die meist in kräftigem Rot, Gold und Blau gestaltet waren, eine große Faszination aus, sie erzählten von ungeahnten Fernen. Und welches Kind hat nicht schon ehrgeizig nach dem Genuß einer Orange ein Blatt mit der Hand zu glätten versucht? Und ist dann doch nach dem ersten kleinen Riß ein wenig enttäuscht gescheitert? Gewicht in Gramm: 500

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Schramm e.K.]
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        THE POET IN NEW YORK AND OTHER POEMS.

      Trad. Rolfe Humphiries. W. W. Norton. New York, 1940 - . 22,5 cm. 209 pág., 1 h. Enc. tela editorial. Primera edición. Generación del 27. Vanguardias. Poesia Libros modernos a partir de 1830 inglés [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria anticuaria Farré]
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        LA RUOTA - 1940 - 1943 - rivista mensile di politica, letteratura e arte , diretta da M.A. MESCHINI - TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO della terza serie 1940-1943, Spoleto PG, Panetto & Petrelli, 1940

      - Questa interessante rivista, finanziata direttamente dallo stato-partito ma con tiratura modesta (da ciò discende la rarit? odierna e la lacunosa presenza in poche biblioteche italiane) nasce in contemporanea a LETTERATURA di Bonsanti e lungo la sua vita è pervasa dalla filosofia di Bottai che voleva conciliare politica e cultura (allo scopo di dare una legittimit? al regime.) Il direttore MESCHINI era ed è rimasto noto principalmente per la sua fede di intellettuale fascista, ma seppe gestire una importante schiera di valenti artisti. Nei primi anni 1937 e 1938 (che ebbero un taglio più artistico) vennero ospitate anche opere di Mafai, Purificato, Gentilini, Fazzini, Cagli, Scipione, Tamburi, oltre a scritti e poesie di Pietro Ingrao, Ragghianti, Briganti, Lombrassa, Cassola, Puccini , Adriano Grande, Aldo Capasso , Libero De Libero ed altri. Dopo la interruzione durata circa due anni, la rivista riprende nell'aprile 1940 ed esercita un positivo ruolo culturale con notevoli scritti e poesie di Muscetta, A. Baldini, EUGENIO MONTALE, Alicata, Trompeo, A. Trombadori, Giuliano Briganti, Mario Soldati, Ragghianti, Petroni, Arcangeli, C.E. GADDA, Aniante, Bonaventura Tecchi, Pancrazi, Alfonso Gatto, CESARE PAVESE, Giovanni Macchia ed altri. Nel 1941 si aggiunsero Concetto Marchesi, Fortini, Sinisgalli, Pintor, MARIO LUZI, GIANSIRO FERRATA. La presenza di questi ultimi sottolineò la convergenza con la linea di PRIMATO diretta da Bottai. LA RIVISTA VENNE SOSPESA NELL'APRILE 1938 E RIPRESE NELL'APRILE 1940 - La collezione che presentiamo si riferisce quindi alla TERZA SERIE 1940-1943 formato 16,5 x 24,2.Artigrafiche Panetto & Petrelli, di Spoleto ANNO 1940 Fasc. n. 1 (aprile), fasc. n. 2 (maggio), fasc. n. 3 (giugno), fasc. n. 4-5(lug-agosto), Fasc. 6 (settembre), fasc. n. 7-8 (ottobre-novembre), Fasc. 9 (dicembre con indice del 1940) totale pagine annata 391. ANNO 1941 Fasc. n. 1 (gennaio), fasc. n. 2-3 (febbraio-marzo), fasc. n. 4-5 (aprile-maggio), fasc. n. 6-9 (da giugno a settembre), fasc. n. 10-12 (da ottobre a dicembre con indice 1941) totale pagine annata 260. ANNO 1942 Fasc.n., 1-2 (gennaio-febbraio), fasc.n. 3-4 (marzo-aprile), fasc. n. 5-7 (da maggio a luglio), fasc. 8-10 (da agosto a ottobre), fasc. n.11-12 (novembre-dicembre con indice 1942) totale pagine annata 170. (Questi numeri del 1942 sono rilegati in unica brossura e non hanno le copertine, peraltro senza figure. ANNO 1943 Fasc. n. 1 (gennaio), fasc. n. 2 (febbraio), fasc. n. 3 (marzo), fasc. n. 4 (aprile), fasc. n. 5 (maggio), fasc. n. 6(giugno), fasc. n. 7 ULTIMO USCITO (luglio senza indice - dati i tempi) totale pagine 224. La collezione è tutta a fascicoli sciolti in buone condizioni e viene offerta a

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        Poeta in Nueva York. Por Federico Garcia Loca Con Cuatro Dibujos Originales

      Editorial Seneca, Mexico 1940 - This book was published in the United States one month earlier in a bi-lingual edition - and with significant textual revisions. This is the first edition to appear with the four illustrations by Frederico Garcia Lorca ( two in color and two in black and white ) With preface by Jose Bergamin. Published in Mexico in 1940 by Editorial Seneca; the second edition - first illustrated. In the original glassine. A very good copy, a section of the glassine is missing from the middle of the spine and another piece is absent from the lower edge of the front panel. The inside flaps of the glassine are held in place with small pieces of tape which have offset to the endpapers. There is a light stain to the upper forecorner which extends for the first 45 pages otherwise the wrappers themselves are in very nice condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        BRAIN-WAVES AND DEATH.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940 - Octavo, pp. [1-10] 1-244 [245-246: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], original decorated green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in dark blue, top edge stained blue, fore-edge untrimmed. First edition. A scientist under observation in a sealed room is killed during an experiment in the Howard M. Ward Laboratory where a research team is studying electroencephalography. Shortly thereafter a second murder is committed under circumstances as puzzling as the first. The murders are solved by Inspector Noonan, a "practical" Boston detective. BRAIN-WAVES AND DEATH was published posthumously under the pseudonym "Willard Rich" a few weeks after its author, William T. Richards, took his own life. Richards worked for Alfred Lee Loomis and his novel was a thinly veiled account of a real-life laboratory located about 40 miles north of New York City nicknamed "Tuxedo Park." This "secret palace of science" was founded and funded by Loomis, arguably one of the most significant and uncredited figures in the history of modern military science. Loomis, a world-class tinkerer in his own right, was a visionary who saw that technology would win the looming war-and indeed that an investment in "big science" would be the key to national strength in the future. Loomis went on to establish the MIT Rad Lab and later was instrumental in setting up the Manhattan Project. According to legend, Loomis had all copies of Richards' roman-a- clef bought up and destroyed. Obviously he missed a few copies, but the book is uncommon , especially in jacket. Hubin (1994), p. 678. Adey, Locked Room Murders 958. Slight spine lean, bit of darkening to endpapers, a near fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket with some edge wear, mainly at spine ends and corner tips, two shallow chips from top edge of rear panel, and some age-darkening, mostly internal, but with a bit of show through to white portions of spine panel. (#105681) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        NATIVE SON.

      Harper & Bros.,, New York: 1940 - First edition of his first novel, the story of Bigger Thomas, who murders two women and is condemned to death. A complex novel about the feelings of being powerless, resentful and afraid of the white world. A very good copy in the first-issue dark-blue cloth with a tiny snag on front edge of front board and other minor wear; in very good, first-issue dust jacket, which is a little faded on spine and has a few small chips, some faint damp staining on back cover and old tape backing on spine ends. Still, a presentable copy of this important book by this author. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush, member ABAA]
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        Os Desenhos das antiguallas que vio Francisco D Ollanda, pintor portugués ( 1539-1540.). Publícalos, con notas de Estudio y Preliminares el Prof. E. Tormo, de la Universidad de Madrid.Reproducción facsímil del Códice de Francisco D Ollanda que se custodia en la Biblioteca del Escorial, editada por el Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores (Relaciones Culturales) en homenaje a Portugal con ocasión de sus Fiestas Centenarias

      Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores (Relaciones Culturales), Madrid 1940 - 25x35 Ejemplar nº 116 de 500 54 hojas+257pp Español Iconografía,Dibujo artístico Libro Oferta Especial: La Librería Salambó ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 5% en todo su inventario. All items discounted by 5%. Precio original de este ejemplar / Original price of this book: 525.00 euros. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tefillah, Original painting of a group of five men praying in the synagogue.

      N.p. ca. 1940-45 - 11 1/4 by 16 1/4 inches. Finely executed in gouache or tempera with a multicolored border, and with the forged signature of Arthur Szyk. The image is titled in Hebrew in the bottom border and is typical of Szyk's style, with much detail and exaggerated facial expressions. It is believed that many works of popular Polish artists were copied under the Nazi regime for future sale. One particular artist, a prisoner in one of the concentration camps, may have been assigned to copy Szyk's work. The books in the bookshelf against the wall are labeled in Hebrew: "Arthur Szyk." Fine, in a black frame with a gilt inner border. An attractive piece with an enigmatic history. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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        The Labyrinthine Ways

      Viking 1940 - p. 165 and 256 transposed,bright yellow boards. $2.50 price. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brooklyn Rare Books]
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        Farewell My Lovely

      Knopf 1940 - A near fine advance review copy in wrappers with a review slip laid in. First edition stated on copyright page. Housed in a custom-made collector's clamshell case. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Twelve Against Alcohol

      Harrison-Hilton Books New York (1940) - First Edition. Advance Review Slip laid in. ÒAutobiographical account of twelve patients who tell of their growing addiction to alcohol, their trials and doubts while struggling in its grips, and their mental and physical experiences while on the road to recovery.Ó Very Scarce in dustjacket.Near Fine but for light stain to top page edge and moderate spotting to spine and cover edges, in a Very Good to Near Fine dustjacket, light rubbing to top spine end and flap corners. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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        THE HAMLET

      New York: Random House, 1940.. Gilt cloth and decorative paper over boards, t.e.g. Color pictorial title. The extreme top and lower edges of the boards are a bit darkened, else about fine. First edition, limited issue. One of two hundred and fifty numbered copies, specially bound, and signed by the author. The first volume of the Snopes Trilogy PETERSEN A20c. MASSEY 55.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        The Hamlet

      Random House, NY 1940 - A fine copy of the first issue, in a very near fine, price-clipped, first issue dust jacket with a hint of rubbing to the front spine fold and a short, closed tear on the rear panel. A beautiful copy of the first volume of the Snopes trilogy, and one that has grown exceptionally uncommon in collectable condition. Provenance: the Bruce Kahn collection. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA (Lopezbooks)]
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        The Fifth Column. A Play in Three Acts

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1940. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine and upper board in red. With the dust jacket. Endpapers partially tanned. An excellent copy in the nicked and tanned jacket with chips from the ends of the spine panel affecting the titles. First separate edition, first printing. Originally published in 1938 in The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories. This is the original version as written by Hemingway, rather than the adapted version of Benjamin Glaser, who produced the play to great acclaim in the winter of 1940. Hemingway wrote "The Fifth Column", his only play, in Madrid while it was being bombarded during the Spanish Civil War. Scarce.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Fishing Boat at Dock, Boothbay, Maine.

      Robinhood, Me., ca. late 1940s. - Watercolor. 17.25 x 21.5 inches. Signed.Provenance: Estate of the artist. Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1919, Jason Schoener came from a family of distinguished American artists. He was the nephew of sculptor/painter William Zorach and his wife, painter Marguerite Zorach. Beginning in 1939, Schoener spent his summers at the Zorach family farm in Georgetown, Me., where he studied art with his Uncle William. After service in the Pacific during WWII, Schoener served as an instructor, department chairman, and dean at California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA. Schoener's other teaching assignments included Mills College in Oakland, California, and the Athens Technological Institute in Greece. Meanwhile, Schoener continued to use his Georgetown and then Robinhood homes Me. as a summer studio. Over the span of almost two decades, Schoener had several solo exhibitions at the Midtown Gallery on East 57th Street in New York City. His works are in many museum and private collections, including the Oakland Museum and the Whitney Museum in New York. He died in 1997. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Happy Valley : A Novel

      The Viking Press, New York 1940 - 317p. Original black cloth, top edge tinted red, inlaid panels on upper board and spine with author and title lettered in white on orange. A superb first American printing of White's first novel. Scarce in this condition especially with dustwrapper. The dustwrapper is in excellent condition with light wear to the top and bottom of the spine panel and with the orange section of the panel moderately faded. Hubber/Smith, C2. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Grisly Wife Bookshop (ANZAAB/ILAB)]
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        THE OX-BOW INCIDENT

      Random House, NY 1940 - First edition, first prnt. Signed and dated "Sept. 25, 1940" by Clark on the front free endpage. Previous owner name and date neatly inked on front pastedown under dustjacket front flap, faint spoting to topstain; dustjacket with chipping at corners and spine ends, two inch closed tear on front panel spine fold and two shorter tears, one on the front panel bottom edge and the other on the rear panel topedge with shallow creases, edgewear, mostly on the front panel topedge. A bright, tight copy in Very Good conditiuon in a Very Good dustjacket with an archival cover. Clark's first novel. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA]
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        The Ox-Bow Incident.

      New York: Random House, 1940 - Octavo. Original oatmeal cloth, titles to gilt and in blue, top edge stained blue. With the dust jacket. Endpapers somewhat browned, spine and edges of the boards very lightly tanned but an excellent copy in the nicked and rather tanned dust jacket with a few short tears and the odd trace of tape removal to the verso. First edition, first printing. From the library of John "Jack" McGowan with his rubber stamp to the front pastedown. Jack McGowan's film credits include writer of the screenplay for Broadway Melody 1935 and 1940, Babes in Arms and an unused treatment for Show Boat (1951). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        THE OX-BOW INCIDENT

      Random House 1940 - Clark, Walter van Tilburg. THE OX-BOW INCIDENT. New York: Random House, c1940. First Printing. 309pp. 8vo. Inside gutters toned, faint darkening of spine with minor discoloration in outside gutters, else fine bright copy with no signs of wear in VG+ dust jacket (tip folds chipped, chipping with minor loss of paper on upper and lower edges of spine panel). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Columbia Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Ox-Bow Incident

      Random House, New York 1940 - This is a fifth-printing of the book which was later made into the film starring Henry Fonda, Harry Morgan, and Anthony Quinn, directed by William A. Wellman. It is inscribed to Stanley A. Maxson and signed by Walter V. T. Clark, dated May 23, 1941. The DJ is protected in a Brodart cover but has corners clipped (but NOT price-clipped), heavily chipped at spine and edges/corners. A few small bent page corners. Pictures will be sent upon request. Includes a newspaper article about the release of his second book. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Defunct Books]
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        THE OX-BOW INCIDENT

      RANDOM HOUSE PUB 1940, NEW YORK NY - PUBLISHER'S ORIGINAL TAN TEXTURED CLOTH COVERED BOARDS WITH BLUE AND GILT TITLES AND DESIGN TO THE SPINE. EXCEPT FOR SOME GLUE STAINED DARKENING TO THE GUTTER EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL, SOME OVERALL TONING OF THE TAN CLOTH, AND A NEAT SIGNATURE ON THE FRONT PASTE-DOWN ENDPAPER A CLEAN AND UNMARKED COPY. D.J. IS A BIT WORN AT THE CORNERS WITH A SMALL PIECE MISSING AT THE BOTTOM FRONT FORE-EDGE CORNER, A TINY CHIP AT THE BOTTOM OF THE FRONT PANEL, SHALLOW CHIPPING TO THE TOP OF THE SLIGHTLY SUNNED SPINE PANEL, A FEW TINY EDGE TEARS, AND NOT PRICE-CLIPPED. STILL AN EXCELLENT AND MUCH NICER THAN USUALLY FOUND, CLEAN AND TIGHT COPY. THE RANDOM HOUSE BOOKMARK THAT EXTENDS THE REAR FLAP HAS NOT BEEN REMOVED. VERY GOOD+ IN A VERY GOOD+ D.J. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: JOHN LUTSCHAK BOOKS]
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        Bibliography of the Grabhorn Press (signed)

      Grabhorn Press, San Francisco 1940 - Limited edition of 210 copies. xv, 195 page. Loose leaves in cloth covered case. Gilt lettered, leather label on spine. Printed mainly in red, black and blue. Contains 4 original leaves tipped in. The 338 first titles printed by the Grabhorn Press are described, 28 with reproductions of title pages or colophons. Printed on Canson & Montgolfiers Papier Ancien. The type was designed by Frederick W. Goudy. Index of titles, authors, artists and tydes. Contributing members of the Press are Edwin Grabhorn & Robert Grabhorn, Sherwood & Katharine Grover, Jack Andrews. SINGED by Ed Grabhorn, Robert Grabhorn, Katharine Grover and Sherwood Grover on the colophon page. Additional photographs on request. Google 'Ceebe100' to watch a video of this book. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Concept Books]
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        [Manuscript]: The Red Decade: The Stalinist Penetration of America

      [1940]. Original typed manuscript. (2),611pp., typed rectos only, plus hand-drawn mock-up of the title page. Housed in old manila envelope from the book's eventual publisher, Bobbs-Merrill, who released it in 1941. The edges of several of the slightly irregular sized leaves are worn, but overall very good, the envelope is well-worn. Mixed ribbon and carbon copies, on several different types of paper, but primarily ribbon copies, and extensively hand-corrected, with sections cut-and-pasted. Born in Belarus, but raised on New York's East Side, Lyons was an American journalist originally sympathetic to the Communist Party. His reporting on the Sacco and Vanzetti affair, and his subsequent book on the subject, The Life and Death of Sacco and Vanzetti, were considered important sources on the case. His tenure in the USSR from 1928 until 1934, where he worked for both UPI and Tass, resulted in him being highly critical of the Stalinist regime, which he expressed in Assignment in Utopia (1937). This book explores the influence of the CPUSA, or American Communist Party, on American society. Everything one would want in a manuscript with ample evidence of the author's creative process. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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