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        Arturo Toscanini (1867-1957): Photographic portrait, inscribed, signed & dated (1940)

      1940 - ~ Gelatin silver print, inscribed, signed and dated 5-9-1940 in ink by the Italian maestro. Size approx. 16cm (6.2in) x 12cm (4.7in). Year 1940 marked the return of Toscanini to Buenos Aires in the course of the unique South American tour of the NBC Symphony Orchestra specifically created for the maestro. Ex-collection Adolfo Allemanni, Buenos Aires. An EXTREMELY RARE item

      [Bookseller: Lirolay]
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        A HISTORY OF AFGHANISTAN [TWO VOLUME SET]

      MacMillan & Co. 1940 Volume one shows wear & chipping to price clipped DJ. Bookseller's stamp to rear endpaper. Volume two lacks dust jacket and has slight wear to extremities with two corners slightly bumped; With illustrations, a total of seven fold-out maps and one map in rear pocket. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 414 pages

      [Bookseller: The Complete Traveller]
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        One Two Buckle my Shoe

      For The Crime Club, by Collins, London, 1940., 1940. FIRST EDITION. 8vo., pp.252 + 3 ads. Publishers' orange cloth with black titles, in original dust-wrapper. Back-strip of book is a little discoloured, jacket has some chips and tears and a little loss to head and tail of spine, some spotting to rear panel, price-clipped. There are no bookplates or owner inscriptions. A used but presentable copy A Hercule Poirot mystery.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Bar-Room Ballads

      Reginald Saunders, Toronto - 1940, 2nd north American Edition, first Canadian issue, first impression. () Very good. viii, [2], 169 pp. Octavo. Teal cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front cover (Reginald Saunders on bottom of spine which differentiates the external appearance from that of the US version). Light bumping to extremities. Some light staining to cloth on spine and boards. Contemporary previous owners inscriptions on front endpapers. Subtle small holes on the half title where something was once stapled but removed; indents from the staples continue, much more discretely, onto the next couple of pages. Small tear to top of half title which has been professionally repaired. Small crease to 'forewarning' page. Clean text block. A nice copy. Inscribed on the front free endpaper by Service (in blue ink). Inscription reads "Cordially Robert Service" A24 a. 2. (pp. 158) in Mitham. Includes "Five Frivolous Songs" from Twenty Bath-Tub Ballads. Many of these ballads were written during the the previous decade. "The Ballad of Touch-the-Button Nell" (formerly "The Ballad o Riley Dooleyvitch" was earlier excluded from Ballads of a Cheechako (1909) due to its moral tone. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        Raymond Loewy Blueprints for The Pennsylvania Railroad

      New York: Raymond Loewy. [circa 1940?]. A collection of 29 blueprints created for The Pennsylvania Railroad Company by Raymond Loewy, often called the father of industrial design. These blueprints of 13 state seals, 10 astrological signs, and six state birds were used to decorate the interior of the railroad's passenger cars. This group of blueprints is in remarkably good condition. Each has been folded several times for storage with some penciled notes on the margins giving additional information, such as "Solid White to be Gold." A few have some soiling to the rear or a bit of edgewear but most are fine. All but the astrologic prints are labeled "Raymond Fernand Loewy 589 Fifth Ave New York City" in the lower corner. Also included is a one-page diagram showing the interior of a car and placement of several of the designs. In the late 1930s Loewy began working with The Pennsylvania Railroad Company, at the time not only the largest railroad in the United States but the largest publicly traded corporation in the world. He designed several locomotives, most notably the S1 and T1, along with passenger car interiors, train stations, and advertising material. Loewy's success with the railroad helped propel him to national prominence, where he designed the Studebaker Starliner and Avanti, and several iconic corporate logos: Lucky Stripes, Shell Oil, and Greyhound Bus. Today Loewy is considered by many to be the most influential industrial designer of the 20th Century. Further details available upon request. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Prime Minister Churchill's Address to the Italian People December 23rd 1940 together with the Christmas Day Message from His Majesty King George VI to His People Broadcast December 25th, 1940 and the Christmas Day Message from Prime Minister Mackenzie King to the Canadian Army Abroad and At Home

      Winnipeg: Universal Life Assurance and Annuity Company, 1940. 1st Edition. Paperback. Fine. This is an exceedingly rare wartime speech pamphlet featuring Churchill's Address to the Italian People of 23rd December 1940. Broadcasting from the Cabinet War Rooms, Churchill sought to assure the Italians of Britain's historic friendship with Italy and place blame for the conflict on Mussolini. Churchill's speech is published here with two others - King George VI's Christmas Day Message of 25th December 1940 and Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King's Christmas Day message to the Canadian Army. This speech pamphlet is unusual in several respects - its publication, its survival, and its superlative condition. Per Churchill Bibliographer Ronald Cohen (pages 530-532) the publisher - Universal Life Assurance and Annuity Company - was in business from 1902 to 1942. In an exuberant surge of patriotism, the company published over 40 booklets in the "Universal Life for Victory Series", a few of which were speeches by Churchill. Apparently, there were copyright concerns in the office of the Prime Minister, as well as with his British and Canadian publishers. Prickly correspondence was exchanged, but also some correspondence recognizing the propaganda value of Universal Life's efforts. Eventually the matter was closed. This copy, a remarkable survivor, is in truly outstanding, fine condition. The pamphlet is bound in wire stitched paper wraps, measures 6 inches x 3.5 inches, and is 14 pages in length. Churchill's speech occupies all of pages 8 through 14. The pamphlet is pristine inside and out - crisp, clean, and bright with no wear or markings of any kind. Searching for flaws, we note that one of the two binding staples (both still perfectly tight) shows just a trivial hint of rust, but not even enough to stain the adjacent paper. It is hard to imagine many copies of this perishable and unusual wartime publication still exist; a superior example is improbable. The pamphlet is protected in a removable, archival quality mylar sleeve. Bibliographic reference: Cohen D77, unknown to Woods.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Pierre Le Roy Et La Chronometrie

      Paris: Editions Tardy, 1940. First edition. Paperback. Fine. Quarto. 146 pp plus errata page. Preface de L'Amiral Lacaze. With 32 planches en phototypie hors-texte et 85 illustrations. Text in French. Scarce book on the 18th century clockmaker with special emphasis on his work on the chronometrie. A beautiful fine copy in bound wrappers laid into decorated cloth chemise and inserted in matching cloth slipcase. This is number 4 of 25 exemplaires on Japan francais de Barjon, numerotes de 1 a 25. Les cinq premiers comportent six planches hors-texte supplementaires. Leon Leroy's illustrated ownership plate to spine. Slipcase shows some wear at hinges.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        THE DECAMERON

      New York: Limited Editions Club, (1940). Hardcover. Mild rubbing to spine tips. Close to Fine in a Near Fine slipcase with some spotting. Fritz Kredel. Two large octavo (7-1/4" x 10-1/4") volumes bound in half black calf and decorated linen boards. The first English translation of 1620, plus two tales there omitted. Illustrated with woodcuts by Fritz Kredel. One of the scarcest publications of the press with only 530 copies printed. Of that total edition of 530 copies SIGNED by the designer on the colophon page, this is one of only 15 Presentation Copies with the publisher's blindstamp attesting to such on the colophon page where the printed number "476" is struck through and the initials "G.M." are handwritten. Acquired directly from the publisher's files, and most likely the publisher George Macy's very own copy.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA ]
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        The Secret of Dr. Kildare

      New York: Dodd, Mead & Company. 1940. First. First edition. Ink owner's name with a small bookstore stamp, and one corner bumped, else near fine in a lightly edgeworn, near fine dustwrapper. Hospital romance and mystery tale featuring the handsome young intern Dr. Kildare. Basis for the 1939 Harold S. Bacquet film starring Lew Ayres as Dr. Kildare, and also featuring Lionel Barrymore, Lionel Atwill, and Laraine Day. Scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH POSTCARD PORTRAIT

      Photograph. Fine. Fine 4-1/4" x 5-3/4" photograph by Yevonde with the photographer's blindstamp of an elderly, smiling Shaw SIGNED at the top by the playwright. On the verso is an AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS) by Shaw's secretary Blanche Patch dated 30 September 1940 that concludes: "Here we are very much in the country, but can hear the guns.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA ]
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        Domestic Architecture of H.T. Lindeberg

      New York: William Helburn, Inc.. 1940. First. First edition. Folio. Quarter red leather and cloth. Introduction by Royal Cortissoz. Corners a bit frayed, spine ends a bit rubbed, a very good copy of an uncommon title. The work of architect H.T. Lindeberg displayed in photographs and schematics including a list of his clients. One of 1000 copies. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Uniformes de la marine.

      - e 20 Planches des aquarelles de MAURICE TOUSSAINT surle thème de la marine française reproduites d'une qualité exceptionnelle: lithographiesrehaussées en couleurs au pochoir. AUTEUR:MAURICE TOUSSAINT TITRE:Uniformes de la marine. LIEU: EDITEUR, DATE: Sans date circa 1940 COLLATION: 20 planches FORMAT: in - quarto de 31 cm RELIURE: Reliure d'époque plein cartonnage entoilé vert, dos orné d'une pièce en cuirdu titre aux fers dorés, le tout sous un étui assorti. ILLUSTRATIONS: 20 superbes planches sous serpente. ETAT: Parfait état. BIOGRAPHIE & THEME:Maurice Toussaint (né le 5 septembre 1882 à Fontenay-aux-Roses et mort le3 décembre 1974 à Lyon), est un peintre, dessinateur et illustrateur français. Il est le fils du peintre et graveur Henri Toussaint. Il acquit une solide réputation pour sa maîtrise des sujets militaires et en particulier del'uniformologie. Il illustra notamment de nombreux ouvrages sur les armées françaises sousl'Ancien Régime, et sur les armées des Premier et Second Empire. POIDS: 1200 g NOUVEAU ! Indiquez-nous vos desiderata pourêtre averti par email de la mise en vente de nouveaux ouvrages qui vous interessent ! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gribaudo Vandamme]
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        Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm and other Stories

      London, New York, Toronto: Longmans, Green and Co.,, 1940. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board in white. With the dust jacket. Spine and edges of boards toned, dampstain and spotting to endpapers, upper corner bumped. A very good copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with some nicks and abrasions, faded spine panel, light spotting to the lower panel, and a little dampstain to the verso. First edition, first impression. The first publication in book form of sixteen short stories originally published in magazines.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Pack My Bag: A Self-Portrait

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

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions]
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        An Autobiography

      New York: Random House. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY AVEDON on front free endpaper. Lavishly illustrated with 284 photographs documenting Avedon's career from the 1940's to the 1990's. New York: Random House, (1993). Folio, original brown cloth with red lettering, original printed glassine, original publisher's shipping box. A FINE COPY.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        My Ally

      The German Government (no publisher indicated), likely 1940. 1st Edition. Paperback. Near fine. This is a rare, extremely well-preserved, and fascinating wartime Nazi propaganda piece ridiculing Churchill's wartime alliance of convenience with Stalin. It was produced by the Germans specifically to help recruit captured British soldiers to the Britisher Freikorps, the SS unit made up of British troops. This English language edition was distributed to British POWs. Versions are known in Croatian, French, German, Norwegian, and Swedish, but by far the most important and scarce is the English language version. The format is newspaper cartoons critical of Stalin on each right hand page with notes and Churchill quotes critical of Stalinist Russia on opposing pages. The effect is a stinging contrast between Churchill's wartime alliance of necessity with his long history of ardent anti-communist sentiment. The book measures 8 5/8 x 6 inches, is 110 pages long, and is bound in cream-colored card wraps. The title page lists Winston Churchill as author, with both the publisher and the editor unspecified. There is an unsigned, two-page preface at the beginning and a three-page list of "Source of Reference" at the end. Publication was of course directly at the behest of the Nazi government. Churchill bibliographer Ronald Cohen speculates that Wilhelm Liljencrantz may have been the compiler. Given the nature of this perishable wartime publication, surviving copies are quite scarce. This is a superlative copy of the English language issue of My Ally, the best copy of this perishable wartime publication that we have ever seen. The cream-colored card binding is tight, square, and complete with no tears or creases, including no vertical creasing of the spine. Very light overall soiling and toning and fractional wear at the corners are the only external flaws to report. The contents are printed on cheap, newsprint-style wartime paper. The contents are thus inevitably age-toned, but not severely. There is no spotting. The sole previous ownership mark is a small, decorative bookplate on the inside front cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A122.1, Woods D(a)6, Zoller A68

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        MY NAME IS ARAM

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1940].. Cloth, paper labels. Color frontis, and illustrations by Don Freeman. Shallow bruise across top edge of boards, slight darkening at edges, otherwise a very good copy, in good, somewhat darkened and chipped dust jacket. First edition. A presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endsheet to the noted theatre critic: "To Leonard Lyons Greetings: William Saroyan Xmas 1940". Mounted on the front paste-down endsheet is a t.l.s. ("Bill", 1 1/4pp, 4to, 1821 15th Avenue, San Francisco, 31 May 1941) from Saroyan to Leonard Lyons, which reads in part: "I have been enjoying a lot of loafing in Fresno - and San Francisco too - and the idea of sitting at a typewriter has been very remote in my mind ... It seems like every time we get all set for the big poker session something happens, but next visit I hope we'll all make it. In the meantime if you see the Judge, give him my best. The same for Mr. Lewis (Red); did you notice the way Kronenberger filched Lewis's remark from your column? About my plays? Well, I answered Kronenberger's piece, but PM didn't print it. Heck, it's O.K. ... Did you read about the mouse in the Brooklyn courtroom that tried to eat the shoe of a reporter? And have you noticed the interest in many magazines in hummingbirds? I have a story about one hummingbird in the current issue of Harper's Bazaar."

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1940

      London : . Good . 1940 . . Hardback . .

      [Bookseller: St. Mary's Books & Prints]
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        GROWING PAINS: DIARIES AND DRAWINGS FOR THE YEARS 1908 - 1917

      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: Odd Duck Books]
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        Prime Minister Churchill's Address to the Italian People December 23rd 1940 together with the Christmas Day Message from His Majesty King George VI to His People Broadcast December 25th, 1940 and the Christmas Day Message from Prime Minister Mackenzie King to the Canadian Army Abroad and At Home

      Winnipeg: Universal Life Assurance and Annuity Company, 1940. 1st Edition. Paperback. Fine. This is an exceedingly rare wartime speech pamphlet featuring Churchill's Address to the Italian People of 23rd December 1940. Broadcasting from the Cabinet War Rooms, Churchill sought to assure the Italians of Britain's historic friendship with Italy and place blame for the conflict on Mussolini. Churchill's speech is published here with two others - King George VI's Christmas Day Message of 25th December 1940 and Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King's Christmas Day message to the Canadian Army. This speech pamphlet is unusual in several respects - its publication, its survival, and its superlative condition. Per Churchill Bibliographer Ronald Cohen (pages 530-532) the publisher - Universal Life Assurance and Annuity Company - was in business from 1902 to 1942. In an exuberant surge of patriotism, the company published over 40 booklets in the "Universal Life for Victory Series", a few of which were speeches by Churchill. Apparently, there were copyright concerns in the office of the Prime Minister, as well as with his British and Canadian publishers. Prickly correspondence was exchanged, but also some correspondence recognizing the propaganda value of Universal Life's efforts. Eventually the matter was closed. This copy, a remarkable survivor, is in truly outstanding, fine condition. The pamphlet is bound in wire stitched paper wraps, measures 6 inches x 3.5 inches, and is 14 pages in length. Churchill's speech occupies all of pages 8 through 14. The pamphlet is pristine inside and out - crisp, clean, and bright with no wear or markings of any kind. Searching for flaws, we note that one of the two binding staples (both still perfectly tight) shows just a trivial hint of rust, but not even enough to stain the adjacent paper. It is hard to imagine many copies of this perishable and unusual wartime publication still exist; a superior example is improbable. The pamphlet is protected in a removable, archival quality mylar sleeve. Bibliographic reference: Cohen D77, unknown to Woods.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        THE UNKNOWN QUANTITY

      Published by John Hamilton Ltd., 1940 (Circa.). Hardback. Very Good/Very Good. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. Red boards with cream title label and black title to spine. Light browning to endpapers. Wrapper is grubby with edge-wear and creasing. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        THE POET IN NEW YORK and other poems of . The Spanish text with an English translation by Rolfe Humphries.

      W.W. Norton & Company Inc.,, New York 1940 - Size: 14.7x22. 209pp. 1h. Esta edición bilingüe salió mes y medio antes de la ed. mexicana de Bergamín - aquí aparece la introducción de Bergamín traducida al inglés. Sobre las diferencias entre las 2 eds., la historia del ms., etc., ver la ed. crítica de Eutimio Martín, ignorando, si es posible el tono agresivo e impertinente de su entrevista con Bergaín. Pequeñas pérdidas en el margen de la sobrecubierta, y una mancha en una esquina de la parte posterior; el libro en excelente estado. Se adjunta una reseña de los 'Selected Poemas' (traducidos por Stephen Spender) procedente del New York Times del 3 de Septiembre de 1939. Laurenti y Siracusa (483) incluyen este libro entre las traducciones, y no como la 1ª ed. de Poeta en Nueva York. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros. Tela editorial naranja con sobrecubierta. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Carmen Alonso Libros]
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        FIVE AMERICAN IMMORTALS

      Worcester, MA: Achille J. St. Onge, 1940. cloth, title gilt-stamped on spine, gilt decoration on front cover, all edges gilt. 100868|101115|101116|101122/PR. Miniature Books. miniature book (8.1 x 5.5 cm). cloth, title gilt-stamped on spine, gilt decoration on front cover, all edges gilt. (iv), 50, (2) pages. Limited to 475 copies (Bradbury, St. Onge 3). Biographical sketches of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell, James Whitcomb Riley, Walt Whitman, and John Greenleaf Whittier. U.S. postage stamps of each subject tipped in. Includes a selected work of each poet. Printed by D.B. Updike at his Merrymount Press.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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        The Dutch Shoe Mystery, A Problem in Deduction

      Triangle Books, New York. 4th 1940 reprint of 1931 edition. VG cloth hardback, no DJ. Cover with bent spine edges, bumped corners, some scuffs. Binding tight. End papers and pp are toned, clean and unmarked. 12mo, 305 pp.

      [Bookseller: CRBooksellers]
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        For Whom the Bell Tolls.

      New York: Charles Schribner's Sons 1940. (4) + 471 pp. Publisher's cloth with dustjacket; binding browning, dustjacket headbands worn. With small weak waterstain at the top and outside margin (c. ½ cm). Name on inner frontboard.. 1st edition with A and no photographer name on the back panel. Hanneman 18

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
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        The Bride Wore Black

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940-01-01. Hardcover. Good. FIRST EDITION. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1940. An Inner Sanctum Mystery. 312 pp. First edition, first printing (Same date on title and copyright pages and no additional printings noted). Good+ condition hardcover in Good+ dust jacket. Clean pages and sturdy binding. Some light staining to fore edge and, heavier, on pgs. 98 and 99. Spine a bit cocked, wear at tips. Jacket has small damp stain on spine panel, rubbed, creased, and chipped at edges, missing a thin piece along top edge of back panel, damage to verso of rear flap, but intact and in nice shape overall-- showing the skull bride design. A solid copy. Quite desirable in its rare original jacket.A true first of Cornell Woolrich's classic noir novel. The basis of a 1968 Francois Truffaut film.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        Patch and a Pawn

      London: Warne. Hardcover. First edition without book jacket. Blue cloth cover with dark blue frame; dark blue lettering to front & spine; small line drawing of crown to front; gift inscription inside cover colour frontis - 'Tansy pointed with her whip to the green slopes by the lodge' ; flyleaf lists just 2 titles - Sylvia of Sarn & The girls of Gwyn' - . Good. 1940.

      [Bookseller: Infinitebooks]
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        YEARLING

      1940. 1. (WYETH,N.C.)illus. YEARLING by Margorie Kinnan Rawlings. NY: Scribner 1940 (1939,1938) 4to, black cloth, color plate on cover, fine IN PUBLISHERS BOX WITH COLOR PLATE ON COVER! (box flap replaced). 1st Scribner Classic edition, illustrated by Wyeth with cover plate, pict. endpapers 12 color plates plus pictorial title page. Despite the relatively late publication date, this is not an easy Wyeth item to find in nice condition and it is particularly scarce in the box.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Archive of Material including a Typed Letter Signed by J.F.K. as well as numerous Harvard College Yearbooks and Ephemera

      Cambridge: Harvard College, 1940. First edition. Cloth. Very Good. Collection of Kennedy related materials highlighted by a one page Typed Letter Signed by Kennedy dated September 24, 1956 responding to a letter from a classmate inviting Kennedy to speak at a luncheon in Philadelphia sponsored by the World Affairs Council. Accompanying this letter is the franked envelope in which the letter was sent as well as a carbon copy of the invitation and the writer's preliminary notes. Alongside this material is a collection of Harvard College Yearbooks and Class Reports all with references to Kennedy's years at Harvard. They include (1) The Album of 1940 being the Fifty-First Volume in the Class Album Series at Harvard College, (2) The Harvard Freshman Red Book Class of 1940, (3) The Harvard Freshman Red Book Register Class of 1940 as well as thirteen volumes of the Harvard College Class of 1940 Reports including the Sexennial, Tenth, Fifteenth, Twentieth, Twenty-Fifth, Thirtieth, Thirty-Fifth, Fortieth, Forty-Fifth, Fiftieth, Fifty-Fifth, Sixtieth and Sixty-Fifth Class report. Laid into the Fiftieth report are numerous cards, articles and other memorabilia of Kennedy's class. All materials in clean very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Death at the Bar; A Crime Club Novel

      London: Collins, 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.

      [Bookseller: Dave Shoots, Bookseller]
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        A STUDY OF THE CHINESE PAINTINGS IN COLLECTION OF ADA SMALL MOORE

      Oxfort University Press, London, New York and Toronto, 1940. FIRST 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]
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        The Story of My Experiments With Truth.

      Navijivan 1940 - Ahmedabad: Navijivan, 1940. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 2nd Edition. Second edition in English of Gandhi’s autobiography, in original “khadi” cloth and uncut. Mohandas (“Mahatma”) Gandhi’s concept of Satyagraha, active nonviolent resistance, led India to independence from Great Britain and inspired millions, including leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Desmond Tutu. “Gandhi’s nonviolent struggles in South Africa and India had already brought him to such a level of notoriety, adulation and controversy that when asked to write an autobiography midway through his career, he took it as an opportunity to explain himself. Although accepting his status as a great innovator in the struggle against racism, violence and, just then, colonialism, Gandhi feared that enthusiasm for his ideas tended to exceed a deeper understanding. He says that he was after truth in devotion to God and attempts to get closer to this divine power led him to seek purity through simple living, dietary practices, celibacy and ahimsa, a life without violence. It is in this sense that he calls his book The Story of My Experiments with Truth, offering it also as a reference for those who would follow in his footsteps” (Brian Bruya). Gandhi offers an invaluable “account of the shaping of a new path to collective resistance to injustice” (Sissela Bok). Translated from Gujarati by Mahadev Desai. along with Pyarelal Nair. In the original “khadi” cloth, a homespun linen that Gandhi adopted as a symbol of Indian struggle against the British. Serialized in Gujarati in the weekly magazine Navjivan, 1925-28. With tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits of Gandhi. (In 1929 Gandhi published a second volume of his autobiography. That book is not included here.) Very good condition, with spine much less faded than usual. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        ANGELES DE COMPOSTELA. Poema. Dibujos de J. Escassi. Fotografías de Ksado.

      Ediciones Patria,, Barcelona (Imp. Talleres de Gráfica Informaciones, Madrid) 1940 - Size: 24.5x33. 40pp. sin numerar. 4 láminas. Tirada de 100 ejemplares en papel vergé de Guarro, numerados y firmados por el poeta; dedicartoria autógrafa a la poeta Matilde Camus. Algunas huellas de óxidfo, pero buen ejemplar. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Carmen Alonso Libros]
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        Walt Disney's Fantasia

      Simon and Schuster, 1940-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940. 158 pp. Beige cloth with blue lettering. Illustrated with color plates. First edition, first printing in first issue jacket. (Same date on title and copyright pages with no additional printings indicated. Jacket has first issue price of $3.75 intact.) Near Fine hardcover in Good dust jacket. Book itself in very nice shape: little wear, clean pages and sturdy binding. All plates present. Gift inscription to a child from her grandmother on paste down, dated 1940. Jacket is rare and desirable in any shape, missing some chips around edges with some creasing, dampstaining near foot that is noticeable on edges of both front and back panel, price intact, mylar-protected.Includes the contemporary musical program for the film, Walt Disney Presents Fantasia in Technicolor and Fantasound (no author listed). Unpaginated. Stapled wraps with color illustrations. Good+ condition. Clean pages. Dampstain at bottom corner and foxing to front cover. Uncommon.Together these two volumes are a wonderful evocation of Disney's epic.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        Walt Disney's Fantasia

      HBDJ, DJ Tattered edges & Spine, 3.75" piece DJ missing from Spine & SMALLER PIECE OUT AT BTM SPINE DJ,  Scarce w/DJ,bk VG cond,1940, 1st edition, 2nd Printing, BK VG+/ DJ FAIR+, AS-IS, Small chips tears, wear RUB extremities DJ, 2 3/4 IN.CHIP OUT TOP Front DJ affects TOP OF A IN WALT, Oversized beige cloth cover Titled in blue light scuff wear. First Edition. Hard Cover.

      [Bookseller: BLUFF PARK RARE BOOKS]
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        The Department of Queer Complaints

      New York: William Morrow & Co, 1940. Scarlet cloth black lettered on spine in pictorial dust jacket. Half inch chip from dust jacket at top of spine not affecting title. Some short tears to edges. Slight fade to spine. Crease on front corner. Still a very nice copy of one of his best. . 1st Ed. Cloth. Near Fine/VG+. 8 Vo.

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions]
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        EVOLUTIES VAN HET ANTWERPSE STADSBEELD. ( 9 delen + extra deeltje: alfabetische inhoudstafel)

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

      [Bookseller: ERIK TONEN BOOKSELLER]
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        THE GRAPES OF WRATH. Limited Edition. Signed Binding by Bayntun of Bath.

      Limited Editions Club (LEC), New York 1940 - SIGNED BY THOMAS HART BENTON ON COLOPHON PAGE without personalization. Though not called for there is also a SIGNED AND INSCRIBED LATE IN LIFE BY BENTON ON HALF TITLE PAGE OF VOLUME II WITH A SMALL DRAWING BY THE ARTIST . A Near Fine LIMITED EDITION OF 1146 SIGNED COPIES. THIS IS No. 416. Two Volumes bound in one. A Signed binding of "Bayntun of Bath" in full crushed blue morocco leather. Raised bands spine, gilt lettering on red and black spine labels, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        The Wind in the Willows

      NY: The Limited Editions Club. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1940. Limited Edition. First Edition. Hard Cover. Limited to 2020 copies, signed by the designer, Bruce Rogers. Our copy is #1990. Quarter bound in publisher's tan cloth over tan marbled boards, gilt lettering on spine, t.e.g., fore-edge and bottom edge deckle. IIllustrated with tipped-in color drawings by Arthur Rackham and with an Introduction by A. A. Milne. . Head and heel of spine have slight shelf-wear and the spine is darkened, the half-title page has a ½" tear at the fore-edge, else pristine, unmarked, tight, square and clean with some pages still uncut. In a FAIR slipcase with rubbing along the fore-edges. VERY GOOD. . Color drawings. 4to 11" - 13" tall. 245 pp .

      [Bookseller: Round Table Books]
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        Duke Ellington Signed Original Vintage 1940's Photograph

      Original, vintage, sepia, b&w promotional photograph, 8" by 10", undated, but certainly from the the 1940's, inscribed and SIGNED in black ink at top left of the recto by the great jazz orchestra leader, pianist and composer, Duke Ellington, "To Angela Perry , Phillips Bros., Music Dept, good luck, Duke Ellington". Photograph is very good+, no pin holes, tears or loss, a few light surface dings, small stain to margin at top right of recto, slight edge curling, shallow crease to centre of photograph, verso is unmarked with small Global Authentication sticker to bottom right corner, original autograph is fine, clean, unfaded. A handsome signed, vintage portrait of the Duke, an increasingly scarce jazz collectible. J1414.. Very Good +.

      [Bookseller: JazzFirst Books]
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        Histoire de Gingi [ Livre dédicacé par le traducteur ]

      Société de l'Histoire de l'Inde Française, Bibliothèque Publique, Librairie Ernest Leroux 1940 - Traduite de l'anglais et annoté par Edmond Gaudart,1 vol. grand in-8 cartonnage éditeur pleine percaline bordeaux, avec une carte dépliante, Société de l'Histoire de l'Inde Française, Bibliothèque Publique, Pondichéry, Librairie Ernest Leroux, Paris, 1940, xix-243 pp. Envoi du traducteur. Etat satisfaisant (rel. frottée, anc. traces de mouill. sur le cartonnage, bon état par ailleurs). Rare. Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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        THE GRAPES OF WRATH. Limited Edition. Signed Binding by Bayntun of Bath

      New York:: Limited Editions Club (LEC),, 1940. Near Fine. SIGNED BY THOMAS HART BENTON ON COLOPHON PAGE without personalization. Though not called for there is also a SIGNED AND INSCRIBED LATE IN LIFE BY BENTON ON HALF TITLE PAGE OF VOLUME II WITH A SMALL DRAWING BY THE ARTIST . A Near Fine LIMITED EDITION OF 1146 SIGNED COPIES. THIS IS No. 416. Two Volumes bound in one. A Signed binding of "Bayntun of Bath" in full crushed blue morocco leather. Raised bands spine, gilt lettering on red and black spine labels, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers.

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        The Taming of the Shrew

      New York, Limited Editions Club,, 1940. The Text of the First Folio, Edited and Amended where Obscure by Herbert Farjeon. Quarto. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full red morocco, gilt titles to spine, 2 raised bands, gilt rules to boards, gilt coat of arms to front board, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Illustrated with drawings by W. A. Dwiggins. A fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        PORTRAIT OF JENNIE (Superb Copy INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR)

      New York: Knopf, 1940. Nathan, Robert. PORTRAIT OF JENNIE. New York: Knopf, 1940. FIRST EDITION. An exceedingly FINE copy (virtually no wear to the fragile woven cloth) in a fresh NEAR FINE priced dustjacket which has a tiny bit of chipping to the spine tip and very minor wear to the edges but retains the FULL RED COLOR of the lettering on both the spine panel and front panel, rare thus and offering exceptional eye appeal given most examples seem to fade to pink just by staring at them. This is a PRESENTATION COPY inscribed by the author on the half-title: "For _____/Robert Nathan" PORTRAIT OF JENNIE tells the story of a struggling depression-era painter whose muse is a young girl from the past, a girl who grows into womanhood at a rate in defiance of all laws of time and space each time he encounters her. The 1949 film of the novel, starring Joseph Cotton & Jennifer Jones with equally touching performances, has been lauded as both magical and unforgettable by those who love the movie. Certainly one of the most unusual and satisfying romantic fantasies ever to enchant popular culture and be successfully adapted to film. To quote the book's main character Jennie Appleton: *There is no life, my darling, until you love and have been loved. And then there is no death.* A masterpiece of its genre and the basis for a timeless classic film. In a custom white linen folding box with black & gold leather labels. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Fine/Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books]
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        'The Four Quartets - All Four First Issue Softcovers - East Coker/Burnt Norton/Dry Salvages/Little Gidding'

      Comprising: ?East Coker? a first edition, first printing, published by Faber in soft wrappers in 1940. A very good+ book which has NO inscriptions/marks/stamps, with some scattered foxing. Some light edge wear. Not price clipped showing 1s - a very nice copy of the first instalment of 'The Four Quartets'. ?Burnt Norton? is in very good+ condition with a crease to the front panel ? one name to ffep. ?Dry Salvages? is very good with some minor browning to edges of the covers. ?Little Gidding? [first state with sewn binding] is very good indeed with one small name and date to ffep. All first edition, first printings. All in all, a nice set of the rare first paperback editions of each title.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        The Merchant of Venice

      Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1940. hardcover. fine. Edited by Charles Knox Pooler. 8vo, handsomely rebound in 3/4 green morocco, marbled boards, gilt spine, t.e.g. Indiana: Bobbs-Merrill, c. 1940. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Let There Be Sculpture. An Autobiography

      London: Michael Joseph Ltd.,, 1940. Octavo. Original vellum, titles to spine and top edge gilt. Illustrated throughout from photos. Bookseller's ticket and bookplate to front pastedown. Boards rubbed and a little bowed as often with vellum bindings, light spotting to spine and a few marks to boards, abrasion to front free endpaper, spotting to title page. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 100 copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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