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      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.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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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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      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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        Why England Slept

      New York: Wilfred Funk, Inc, 1940 - The first edition of John F. Kennedy's first book, inscribed to Arthur Krock: "To Mr. Krock. Who Baptized, Christened, and was Best Man for this book - with my sincere thanks, Jack Kennedy." Arthur Krock (1886-1974), the "Dean of Washington Newsmen," was Washington correspondent and bureau chief for the New York Times and wrote the "In the Nation" column. He was a close friend and political ally of Joe Kennedy and his children. He advised John F. Kennedy with the revisions of his 1939 senior honors paper, "Appeasement in Munich," in preparation for its publication the following year. It was Krock who suggested the new title, Why England Slept, a response to Churchill's While England Slept. Krock would continue to advise the young Kennedy, who thanked him In the Preface to Profiles in Courage. Ted Kennedy wrote admiringly of Krock in his tribute volume to his father: "Mr. Krock has long been one of the most respected newsmen and columnists in Washington. He was won two Pulitzer Prizes for his work. He met Dad [Joseph Kennedy] during the New Deal years and won his deep admiration. Mr. Krock advised President Kennedy in the writing of his first book, Why England Slept, and has been a source of valued help to my brothers and myself" (Edward Kennedy, The Fruitful Bough: A Tribute to Joseph P. Kennedy, p. 112). [With:] As We Remember Joe. Edited by John F. Kennedy. Privately Printed: Cambridge, Mass, 1945. First edition, second issue. Original burgundy cloth. Fine copy. Inscribed, "For Martha and Arthur Krock, Bob Kennedy. Christmas 1965." Krock contributed a short reminiscence of Joe Kennedy from the 1940 Democratic National Convention, pp. 39-41. KENNEDY, Robert F. The Enemy Within. Harper & Brothers: New York, 1960. First edition. Publisher's cloth. Spine faded. Inscribed, "To Arthur Krock, With the thanks and admiration of his friend, Bob Kennedy." Krock wrote the foreword to The Enemy Within. The Fruitful Bough: A Tribute to Joseph P. Kennedy. Collected by Edward M. Kennedy. Privately Printed, 1965. Original blue cloth. Some scuffing to front cover. Inscribed, "To Arthur Krock, Who helped make The Fruitful Bough possible. With appreciation. Ted Kennedy. Sept 6 1965." With carbon of typescript of Krock's contribution to the volume as submitted for editing First edition. 8vo. xx, 252 pp. Publisher's rose cloth. Spine faded, light wear to spine ends [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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      1940. 1. LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD. GESCHICHTE VOM ROTKAPPCHEN [LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD] in Versen und Bildern von Walter May. Zurich: Albert Muller (1940). 4to (7 5/8 x 9 1/8"), cloth backed pictorial boards, [20]p., Fine condition. First edition. Printed on heavy, high quality paper on one side only, every page features stylized color linoleum cut illustrations with text arranged around the pictures. This is a stunning Swiss picture book and the most original version of Little Red Riding Hood. See Bilderwelt im Kinderbuch 1719. Rare.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Archive of Vernacular Snapshots of Road Signs in California

      [N.p.: n.p., c. 1940]. Prints in near fine condition, with minor fading and edge wear.. Collection of 149 vernacular photographs of road signs throughout California and the southwestern United States, taken by an individual unknown photographer. Prints vary in size, with mostly 3 X 4 1/2 inch and 2 1/2 X 3 1/2 inch snapshots. The overwhelming majority depict diamond-shaped signs, with arrows to campgrounds and natural sites or lists of distances to nearby localities, surrounded by a receding expanse of desert, forest, or sky. Several signs are riddled with bullet holes and various prints are written on or stamped on the verso. In addition, the collection includes 5 images of the couple who presumably took the pictures, with the Ford coupe they traveled in. Photographs are stored in clear protective sheets and plastic sleeves in a container, with a selection organized by a previous owner (not the photographer) in a photo album labeled "Riding Shotgun" and a group encased in a small cowhide accordion-fold photo case. A meditation on indexicality, and the typology of signs in the aesthetic of Ed Ruscha, presaging the open road iconography of Jack Kerouac.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        Le farfalle diurne d'Italia.

      Subject: (Entomologia). Firenze, Marzocco, 1940/53. Cinque vol. in-4to, leg. coeva in mezza tela rossa, pp. XXXIV-131 + XII-401 + XVI-318 + XXIV-380 + XVIII-354 con 49 fig. n.t. + 26 tav in nero e 74 in quadricromia (di cui 8 a doppia pag.) raffiguranti in totale 5324 esemplari. Edizione numerata di 800/1000 (ma furono assai meno ed ogni volume ha qui, come sempre, un numero diverso). Ottimo stato di conservazione di questa monumentale ed importantissima opera entomologica. Il volume 'III' e qui in due tomi : testo e tavole.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        Coming Up For Air

      London: Victor Gollancz Limited,, 1940. Octavo. Original blue cloth titles to spine in blue. Spine rolled and a little faded, cloth a little rubbed. Very good. First edition, first impression. Signed by the author "Geo. Orwell" on the front free endpaper. From the library of Michael Meyer with his 1945 ownership inscription to the front free endpaper, Meyer is best known for his revered translations and biographies of Ibsen and Strindberg. He was extremely well connected in literary circles of mid 20th century Britain and included Graham Greene and George Orwell amongst his closest friends. Orwell considered this work to be his finest novel. Signed copies are of the utmost scarcity indeed the present copy and and inscribed reprint are the only two of which we are aware.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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. Lightly rubbed at extremities, ends of spine a little toned, very short tear to cloth at head of spine, faint partial toning to free endpapers. An excellent copy in the price-clipped, toned, and lightly rubbed jacket with professional restoration and repaired tears. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Arab War: Confidential Information for General Headquarters from Gertrude Bell, Being Despatches Reprinted from the Secret "Arab Bulletin",

      Golden Cockerel Press, Rolls Passage, London 1940 - Thin 4to. (52)pp. One of 500 numbered copies, of which this is number 208. Printed by Christopher Sandford and Owen Ruytter on Arnold's mould-made paper. Original binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in quarter green niger, gilt spine titles, cream colored cloth boards, top edge gilt. Introduction by Sir Kinahan Cornwallis, Director of the Arab Bureau, 1916-1920. Some foxing throughout, spine sunned, minor insect damage to the inner bottom edge of the moroccon on the rear board, cloth evenly soiled, else a very good copy. "After the book was published, it was discovered that one of the papers attributed to Gertrude Bell in T. E. Lawrence's copy of the Bulletin was in fact written by another hand." Golden Cockerel Bibliography (Pertelote), No. 147. So far as we can determine this is still the only publication of Bell's despatches. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books, ABAA]
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        Quand vivait mon père (souvenirs inédits sur Alphonse Daudet) *

      B. Grasset, Paris 30.4.1940. - Broché, couverture illustrée rempliée. Tout petit accroc sur première garde. Bel exemplaire qui mériterait une boîte ou une reliure. Édition originale. L'un des 7 exemplaires de tête réimposés et numéroté (3) sur Japon Impérial, avant 38 pur fil.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

      Bowen Merrill Indianapolis: Bowen-Merrill, 1940. hardcover. fine. Edited by Edward Dowden. xxxix + 199pp. Small 8vo, handsomely rebound in 3/4 green morocco over marbled boards; gilt-ruled and lettered spine with two raised bands, t.e.g. Indianapolis: Bowen-Merrill, (no date, circa 1940). A fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store ]
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        Astounding Science-Fiction 1940 January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December: If This Goes On / Final Blackout / The Roads Must Roll / Vault of the Beast / Slan / Blowups Happen / Farewell to the Master

      New York: Street & Smith Publications, Inc. 1st Editions 1940 ----------12 pulp magazines, standard pulp size, all 12 issues for 1940. In 1939, Astounding lauched science fiction's "Golden Age", by publishing the first stories of A.E. Van Vogt, Robert A. Heinlein and Theodore Sturgeon, and by bringing Isaac Asimov, who had had one earlier story published elsewhere, into Astounding's fold. In the year offerred here, 1940, these writers really started to hit their stride, with several "Future History" stories by Heinlein, an important novel by Van Vogt, plus continuing contributions from Lester del Rey, L. Sprague de Camp, Sturgeon, and perhaps L. Ron Hubbard's best novel. Information on front cover artist, notable (but not all) stories, and condition follows for each issue. JANUARY: Cover by Charles Schneemam. Conclusion of The Gray Lensman by Edward E. Smith, Requiem by Heinlein. Faint cover creases, wear to spine extremities, edgewear, small front cover stain, VG to VG+. / FEBRUARY: Cover by Hubert Rogers. Part 1 (of 2) of If This Goes On by Heinlein (his first mention on the cover), The Professor Was a Thief by Hubbard, and H.B. Fyfe's first story Locked Out. One piece of clear tape to spine bottom, splits to spine extremities, VG. / MARCH: Cover by Gilmore. Conclusion of the Heinlein serial, The Emancipated by de Camp. Splits and chipping to spine extremities, faint cover creases, small cover tears, edgewear, VG. / APRIL: Cover by Hubert Rogers. Part 1 (of 3) of Final Blackout, perhaps Hubbard's best book, also Repetition by Van Vogt. Small splits to spine extremities, corner crease, edgewear, VG. / MAY: Cover by Hubert Rogers. Part 2 of the Hubbard serial, Hindsight by Jack Williamson, and Space Guards, the last work of Buck Rogers creator Philip Francis Nowlan. Small splits to spine extremities, cover creases, edgewear, VG to VG+. / JUNE: Cover by Hubert Rogers. Conclusion of the Hubbard serial, The Roads Must Roll by Heinlein. Front cover glued to page block near spine, cover creases, small splits to spine extremities, VG. / JULY: Cover by Hubert Rogers. Coventry by Heinlein, The Idealist by Hubbard (as Kurt von Rachen). One piece on clear tape on the spine bottom, small splits to spine extremities, faint cover creases, VG to VG+. / AUGUST: Cover by Hubert Rogers. Vault of the Beast by Van Vogt, The Stars Look Down by del Rey. Cover creases, tiny splits to spine extremities, edgewear, clear tape inside back cover repairing tears, VG. / SEPTEMBER: Cover by Hubert Rogers. Slan (pt 1 of 4) by Van Vogt, arguably his best novel, plus Blowups Happen by Heinlein, Quietus by Ross Rocklynne, Homo Sol by Asimov, The Kilkenny Cats by Hubbard (as von Rachen), a great issue. Minor splits to spine extremities, a little edgewear, VG+ to near fine. / OCTOBER: Cover by Hubert Rogers. Part 2 of the Van Vogt serial, Butyl and the Breather by Sturgeon. Of considerable importance is Farewell to the Master by Harry Bates, Astounding's first editor. Two film versions of the tale, titled The Day the Earth Stood Still, were made, the classic in 1951, and the 2008 remake. Small splits to spine extremities, cover creases, VG to VG+. / NOVEMBER: Cover by Hubert Rogers. Part 3 of the Van Vogt serial, The Exalted by de Camp, One Was Stubborn by Hubbard (as Rene Lafayette), Splits to spine extremities, cover crease, corner crease which may separate, VG to VG+. / DECEMBER: Cover by Hubert Rogers. Conclusion of the Van Vogt serial. Single pieces of clear tape to the top and bottom of the spine repairing spine splits, 1 inch front cover tear at spine, faint cover creases, edgewear, VG. / Back cover ads alternate between Camel and Chesterfield Cigarettes. . First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Note: our prices on Biblio are the LOWEST of any of the sites on which we list our books.

      [Bookseller: John McCormick]
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        Biggles- Secret Agent

      Oxford University Press. 1940, 1940. First Edition. 8vo. Publisher's blue cloth decorated in black to spine and front board. Clean and bright, near fine with minor edgewear. In a near fine example of the dustwrapper with some very minor superficial rubbing. Quite simply one of the nicest, crispest copies of this book that we've seen. Internally clean with some spotting to prelims and most notably to page edges very rarely encroaching onto the margins. Scarce in this condition.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Diedrich Knickerbocker's History of New-York

      New York: Heritage, 1940. hardcover. fine. Black & white illustrations by Don Freeman. 8vo, handsomely rebound in 3/4 yellow morocco, dark green leather spine labels. New York: Heritage Press, (1949). A fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Sapphira and the Slave Girl

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940 - First Edition, Number 409 of 520 copies (of which 498 copies are for sale) have been printed on Rives Liampre All-Rag Paper. Each copy signed by the Author. 8vo. 8vo, New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1940. Gilt cloth and boards, t.e.g. Fine copy in soiled dj at spine and original slipcase. Crane A22 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Futurismo russo.

      Subject: (Disegni). Lotto di undici disegni, da cm. 15, 5 x 24 a 24 x 33, tutti colorati a matite grasse. L'epoca ? certamente precedente il 1940, di accertata provenienza toscana; se originali od imitazioni ci ? impossibile stabilire. Il lotto, non divisibile :

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        "Buick Glass-Top Torpedo Concept Art"

      1940-1941. Mixed media on paper. 11 3/4 x 22 3/4 inches. Framed. 20 3/4 x 30 3/4 inches. The title is based on a label from a previous owner on the back of the piece, but which is unverified at present. In any event, the design is forceful and intriguing, and representative of the Buick "character" in the 1950's and 60's: powerful, even aggressive and luxurious. Interesting features that never really developed very far are the glass bubble roof, which may have been impractical, and which does not give the passengers the option to be less visible when they want to be, and the reticulated glass seam that adorns the hood.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Doggone Good" /vintage lithographic progressive proof set for Gil Elvgren poster/calendar

      1940 - (Printer not known); circa 1940. Vintage set of six lithographic progressive proofs - full color, red on yellow, oink, blue, yellow, and black and white - for the printing of a Gil Elvgren pin-up painting - "Doggone Good" - probably as a calendar. Approximately 11' x 9" each; probably for a calendar. Near Fine; Staple holes in left margins, not affecting images. See scans of five of these. A genuinely rare curiosity from the Pin-Up forties. L62 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Singularity Rare & Fine]
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      Editorial SÉNECA, Mexico 1940 - 187 páginas .- Con 4 dibujos de Federico García Lorca , dos de ellos en colores .- Muy bun ejemplar , - [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: MAGNASCO]
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        Imágenes del Occidente Venezolano

      New York: Tribune Printing Company, 1940. First Edition. Comb Binding. Very Good. Inscribed by someone other than Alfredo Boulton on first free endpaper to Eliot Elisofon (1911-1973). Elisofon was active as a photographer from 1935 through his death in 1973 and was a staff photographer/correspondent for LIFE Magazine from 1942 through 1972. During his time with LIFE Elisofon pursued freelance projects including a deep interest in Africa and developed an interest and expertise in African Art. Elisofon also spent time as a color consultant in Hollywood. Major collections of his work are held by the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin and the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art. An extremely rare item with only six appearing in libraries via OCLC, all in the United States. Unpag. Folio. Square yellow paper covered boards with black titling to cover board, black plastic comb binding at sopine. Comb is missing a few teeth at the foot. Scuffing overall with light bumping to corners, minor losses. Some foxing and spotting to endpapers and title page. Twenty-one (21) full page photographs at recto, explanatory note facing page verso, tri-fold panorama photograph second to last in series. Images clean.

      [Bookseller: Artisan Books & Bindery]
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        In the Teeth of Evidence (First Edition)

      New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1940. First American Edition. Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket. A spectacular copy. Lord Peter Wimsey.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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      Harrison - Hilton Books, NEW YORK 1940 - The dust jacket is chipped and worn around the edges but has been placed in a mylar cover. The pages are yellow, the text is clean. The binding is tight. Original lavendar boards have faded spine and small stain tip front cover. This powerful book is the autobiographical account of twelve patients who tell of their growing addiction to alcohol; their mental & physical experiences while on the road to recovery. DATE PUBLISHED: 1940 EDITION: first 246pgs [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        Oeuvres complètes - 20 Bände.,

      (Lausanne) : Mermod 1940-41. - Schöne erste Werkausgabe - Gedruckt in 1500 numerierten Exemplaren (hier Nr. 880) auf zweiseitig unbeschnittenem Papier Verge chiffon. In den 1950er Jahren sind noch 3 Nachtragsbände erschienen, welche hier - wie meist - fehlen. Ramuz gilt als bedeutendster französischer Schriftsteller der Schweiz. - Bringolf 200 - - - Kanten teils leicht berieben und / oder leicht bestossen, Einbände teils gering fleckig, in Band 1 einige S. etwas unsauber aufgeschnitten. Insgesamt noch schöne Ausgabe. L07-7 Sprache: fr Gewicht in Gramm: 30000 23*17 cm. Illustr. OHalbpergamentbände mit Rückentiteln, OSchutzumschläge mit eingebunden. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat BehnkeBuch]
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        The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1940 Presentation copy. Signed and inscribed by McCullers to fellow writer, Lillian Everts. First edition, later printing (lacking date on title page). Very good with a few small stains to rear board and some light fraying to lower edge of front board. Signed copies of the author's first and most well-known novel are very scarce.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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