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        [Nine Original Handmade Pornographic Pictures with Collaged and Moveable Elements]

      [Paris?], [ca. 1940]. Nine original works of art on paper executed in a pen and watercolor. Each approx. 4.5" x 8.5". Generally near fine. Remarkable series of nine original full-color explicit pictures by an unknown artist, all capturing men and women in coitus, with collaged and moveable elements. In most images, women's faces, most likely taken from Parisian fashion mags, are carefully pasted onto bodies in order to maintain perspective, the effort lending the entire enterprise a certain surrealistic air. Most intriguingly, however, each picture incorporates one moveable element (skirt, panty, etc.) that when lifted reveals various cocks in flagrante delicto. In its combination of Dada-esque and children's book techniques, a group compelling beyond its merely prurient subject matter.

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        The Portrait of Jirjohn Cobb

      E.P. Dutton New York: E.P. Dutton. 1940. First. First American edition. Fine in near fine dustwrapper with tiny nicks and tears at the extremities. Published in the U.K. as Find Actor Hart. Very scarce in jacket. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The manuscript diaries of Captain (later Major) Cuthbert John Bell (1905-1967), 116211, R.A.S.C. in the Western Desert, Italian and Syrian campaigns.

      - Bell joined up in 1940 and left the army in 1950. The diaries covering the years 1940 – 1951, lacking the diary for 1942 and for 1948/9. The diary for 1940 being a small pocket diary; 1941 a small 4to notebook (96-pages); 1943 an 8vo desk diary; 1944-5 written in a 4to cash book (242-pages); 1946 a folio government issue notebook (55-pages); 1947 an 8vo pocket diary; & 1950-51 in a 4to government issue notebook (110-pages). Fully written up, ca. 150,000 words. Together with over 100 photographs, military and civilian subjects; mostly snapshots, including some of his lady companions, a few larger including military groups including one mounted on card of ‘51 Military Prison & Detention Barrack, M. E. L. F.’ in which Bell is identified. A full description is available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Bristow & Garland]
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        WHEN THE WHIPPOORWILL

      Scribners, N.Y. 1940 - A very fine, crisp and tight hardcover copy. No bumped corners. No offsetting to end papers. Pages are crisp and white. Jacket/brodart covered is very bright and clean. No tears, no chips to jacket. An exceptional copy. First Edition with Scribners 'A' on copyright page. = WE BOX AND SHIP ALL BOOKS WITH USPS TRACKING. = WE HAVE BEEN BUYING AND SELLING USED BOOKS FOR OVER 34 YEARS. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Booklegger's Used Books ABAA]
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        The Last Man

      London: John Murray,, 1940. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and upper board in black. With the dust jacket. Ownership inscription to front pastedown. A little rubbed and toned at extremities, lower corner bumped and with a small white mark, spotting to edges of text block, partial tanning to free endpapers. An excellent copy in the rubbed, tanned, and chipped jacket with some closed tears. First edition, first impression. Rare, particularly in the dust jacket, this is one of the earliest novels to incorporate a doomsday device. It was critically well-received, with George Orwell writing that the book "raises a real problem… decay in the belief in absolute good and evil".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        [JEWISH MOBSTERS] FOUR PERIOD PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS OF JEWISH MOBSTER HYMIE KAPLAN AND ONE ORIGINAL FINGERPRINT ARREST RECORD OF MOBSTER EDWARD LEVINE, WITH NEWSPAPER CLIPPING CONCERNING HIS DEATH…WITH “TOUGH JEWS (NY, SIMON & SCHUSTER, 1998) .”

      1940-41. Photographs of Hymie Kaplan are originals from several news photographers, with square pencil mark for editing and brush up for printing, photographs contain back page dates (1940-1941) , descriptions of details, also includes laid in newspaper clippings with text which photographs were used in; photographs and descriptions of Hymie Kaplan while he was being booked at the Butler St. Police Station, Brooklyn, in November 1940, and three photographs of his courtroom trial at County Court, Brooklyn, on charges of racketeering, in “connection with card sharp ring that has fleeced suckers of $4, 000, 000”, he was sentenced to 20 years of prison. Also includes laid in original Fingerprint sheet from the criminal court of New York City, of Edward Levine, born 1942, includes attached Fingerprint Bureau Arrest Record of Levine, with dates, charges, dispositions, judges presiding, etc. Over the period 1961-1966, wherein Levine served sentences for three of the four occasions, with back page attached FBI arrest record, which notes several further arrests in Miami Beach; also includes laid in later newspaper clipping (undated but probably 1968) announcing that Levine, 28 years old, was shot and killed by an off duty copy, “after he allegedly assaulted the officer with a baseball bat”, “police said that Levine had been arrested nine times, once in 1951 for breaking a cop’s jaw”; Levine’s rap sheet ends with this newspaper clipping. With the book, Tough Jews: “In an L. A. Delicatessen, a group of Brooklyn natives gets together to discuss basketball, boxing, the weather back east, and the Jewish gangsters of yesteryear. Meyer Lansky. Bugsy Siegel. Louis Lepke, the self-effacing mastermind of Murder, Inc. Red Levine, the Orthodox hit man who refused to kill on the Sabbath. Abe ‘Kid Twist’ Reles, who looked like a mama's boy but once buried a rival alive. These are just some of the vibrant, vicious characters Rich Cohen's father reminisced about and the author evokes so pungently in Tough Jews. Tracing a generation of Jewish gangsters from the candy stores of Brownsville to the clubhouses of the Lower East Side - and, occasionally, to suites at the Waldorf -Cohen creates a densely anecdotal and gruesomely funny history of muscle, moxie, and money. Filled with fixers and schlammers, the squeal of tires and the rattle of gunfire, his book shatters stereotypes as deftly as its subjects once shattered kneecaps. ” (Publishers Description) Subjects: Jewish criminals - New York (State) - New York. Crime - New York (State) - New York. Jews - New York (State) - New York - Social conditions. Gangster. Jewish criminals - New York (State) - New York - History - 20th century. Organized crime - New York (State) - New York - History - 20th century. Light wear to jacket, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (SPEC-36-52) .

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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        JEWISH MOBSTERS] FOUR PERIOD PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS OF JEWISH MOBSTER HYMIE KAPLAN AND ONE ORIGINAL FINGERPRINT ARREST RECORD OF MOBSTER EDWARD LEVINE, WITH NEWSPAPER CLIPPING CONCERNING HIS DEATH WITH "TOUGH JEWS (NY, SIMON & SCHUSTER, 1998) ."

      1940-41 1940 - Photographs of Hymie Kaplan are originals from several news photographers, with square pencil mark for editing and brush up for printing, photographs contain back page dates (1940-1941) , descriptions of details, also includes laid in newspaper clippings with text which photographs were used in; photographs and descriptions of Hymie Kaplan while he was being booked at the Butler St. Police Station, Brooklyn, in November 1940, and three photographs of his courtroom trial at County Court, Brooklyn, on charges of racketeering, in "connection with card sharp ring that has fleeced suckers of $4, 000, 000", he was sentenced to 20 years of prison. Also includes laid in original Fingerprint sheet from the criminal court of New York City, of Edward Levine, born 1942, includes attached Fingerprint Bureau Arrest Record of Levine, with dates, charges, dispositions, judges presiding, etc. Over the period 1961-1966, wherein Levine served sentences for three of the four occasions, with back page attached FBI arrest record, which notes several further arrests in Miami Beach; also includes laid in later newspaper clipping (undated but probably 1968) announcing that Levine, 28 years old, was shot and killed by an off duty copy, "after he allegedly assaulted the officer with a baseball bat", "police said that Levine had been arrested nine times, once in 1951 for breaking a cop’s jaw"; Levine’s rap sheet ends with this newspaper clipping. With the book, Tough Jews: "In an L. A. Delicatessen, a group of Brooklyn natives gets together to discuss basketball, boxing, the weather back east, and the Jewish gangsters of yesteryear. Meyer Lansky. Bugsy Siegel. Louis Lepke, the self-effacing mastermind of Murder, Inc. Red Levine, the Orthodox hit man who refused to kill on the Sabbath. Abe ‘Kid Twist’ Reles, who looked like a mama's boy but once buried a rival alive. These are just some of the vibrant, vicious characters Rich Cohen's father reminisced about and the author evokes so pungently in Tough Jews. Tracing a generation of Jewish gangsters from the candy stores of Brownsville to the clubhouses of the Lower East Side - and, occasionally, to suites at the Waldorf -Cohen creates a densely anecdotal and gruesomely funny history of muscle, moxie, and money. Filled with fixers and schlammers, the squeal of tires and the rattle of gunfire, his book shatters stereotypes as deftly as its subjects once shattered kneecaps. " (Publishers Description) Subjects: Jewish criminals - New York (State) - New York. Crime - New York (State) - New York. Jews - New York (State) - New York - Social conditions. Gangster. Jewish criminals - New York (State) - New York - History - 20th century. Organized crime - New York (State) - New York - History - 20th century. Light wear to jacket, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (SPEC-36-52) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books, LLC]
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        The Unknown Quantity

      John Hamilton 1940. This is a Fine Copy of this Book in plain red boards with a cream paper title label lettered in black to spine,in a Very Good + Dust-Jacket,that has a 1cm closed tear to the top edge of the lower cover and there has been neat small tape strengthening applied to the underside of the d/j along the head and tail of spine.There is light rubbing to the extremities but the d/j remains in very nice condition with no fading to spine or upper cover,it's a crisp and pretty clean dust-jacket.Not price clipped and the book has NO previous inscriptions present.The contents of the book are in excellent shape with no pages turned,no foxing or spotting to page edges which remain crisp and clean.The book is undated but is a 1940 First Edition of this very elusive title which is hard hitting tale of revenge.This would make a great addition to any serious collection of works by W.E. Johns and is very rare particularly in this condition,8vo 254pp First Edition 1st Impression

      [Bookseller: Richard Thornton Books]
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        The Case of the Baited Hook (First Edition, inscribed by Gardner to one of his secretaries)

      New York: William Morrow, 1940. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by Gardner to one of his secretaries: "To Noni, Who wrote it, from Erle Stanley Gardner, who had to think it up."& & A bit of staining at lower edges of cover, else Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket with light wear along edges.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        [Manuscrit autographe signé] Le Problème d'Extrême Orient

      1940. Manuscrit. Très bon. En Feuilles. Signé par l'auteur. In-4. [circa octobre 1940] Manuscrit autographe de 9 ff. in-4 anopistographes (environ 30 lignes par page), signé in-fine. Quelques ratures. Un manuscrit, probablement inédit, très lisible. Dans ce projet d'article, Claude Farrère évoque longuement l'invasion japonaise de la Chine puis la récente invasion du Haut Laos et du Haut Tonkin. Il prévoit une extension du conflit, car les bases navales de l'Indochine coupent Hong-Kong de Singapour et remarque qu'une "extension des conflits actuels ôterait à la planète le peu de chances qui lui restent de jamais retrouver une paix durable et une civilisation basée sur le droit, la justice, l'ordre et la liberté". L'article se termine par des considérations sur les bienfaits apportés par la colonisation française de l'Indochine, respectueuse des croyances, des moeurs et des trésors culturels. Et Claude Farrère de conclure : "J'ai peur que leur bonheur [celui des "populations douces et naïves du Cambodge, du Laos, de l'Annam et du Tonkin"], hélas ! ne soit fini." Quelques rousseurs et plis, sans aucune gravité..

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        Untitled Artists' Book

      [N.p.: n.p. c. 1940s] - Unique accordion-fold artists' book created by Angna Enters, filled with her effusive painted abstractions and presented to photographer Dorothy Norman as a gift (not noted in the book). Recognized for her contributions to Modern dance and theater, Enters was highly involved in early twentieth century artistic circles in New York, creating a prolific body of sculpture and painting that now belongs to the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Smithsonian Museum, among other institutions. From the library of Dorothy Norman. Folds on a couple of pages starting to separate, else very good in painted boards, with a painted swath of cloth affixed to the front panel.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, ABAA]
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        Great Contemporaries

      Thornton Butterworth, London, 1940 - Revised edition adds four new essays (Parnell, Baden-Powell, Roosevelt, Fisher) making it bibliographically important. Bound in coarser darker navy cloth than firsts. 387 pages, photo plate of each of the 25 subjects. This second impression of 1940 uses the outer leaf of the first and last gatherings as its endpapers, so saving a tiny bit of rationed wartime paper. Book is very crisp with remarkably bright gilt titles on spine. Binding is tight, edges even but lightly spotted, no names. Dustjacket is unclipped, very bright front cover, spine slightly grey with losses at ends and a small ragged hole in middle of spine. (A43b.2). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Churchill Book Specialist]
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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1940 - First edition. Foxing to the boards and the endpapers, a very good copy in a very near fine (possibly supplied, but was with the book when it came to us) second issue dustwrapper with a little rubbing. Author James Jones's copy with his ownership Signature on the front pastedown. An interesting association between two men who are probably best known for their war novels. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        THE OX-BOW INCIDENT

      New York: Random House, 1940. Pages, 309. Straw colored cloth boards w/blue & gold lettering to spine. Condition: VG/VG-. Slight rubbing to boards; slight bumps to tips ot fore-corners. Store & date stamps to front free endpaper. Rear panel of dust jacket lightly sunned, soiled. Split to fore-edge of rear dust jacket panel.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Lion & Phoenix Books]
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        BIGGLES IN THE SOUTH SEAS

      Published by Oxford University Press, 1940. 1st edition.. Hardback. Nearly Fine/Nearly Fine. Illustrated by Howard, Norman. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper. Light green cloth with dark green titles and vignettes. Colour frontis. B/w illustrations. A few light grubby marks and foxspots to outer page edges. Pictorial wrapper is NOT price-cut and is in fine condition, except for little grubby marks to rear panel and light edge-creasing to top of spine. Very scarce in this condition! A great copy. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        FLIGHTS OVER ANCIENT CITIES OF IRAN Special Publication of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago

      University of Chicago Press, 1940.. 1st edn. Folio. Original pictorial cloth (corners a little bumped - otherwise bright VG). Pp. xxii + 104 (rear pages with a small indentation and crease; no inscriptions), illus with 119 b&w photographic plates, 4 map plates and endpaper maps. .

      [Bookseller: Rothwell & Dunworth Ltd]
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        Biennale di Venezia XXII. Original-Farblithographie.

      1940 - 1940. Blattgrösse: 100x69,5 cm. 1 Blatt. Unten rechts im Stein signiert. Lithographie entstand bei Ommassini & Pascon, Vedenig. An den Rändern etwas knitterig, oben mit kl. Anrissen. Ciaci Mondaini bekannter italienischer Karikaturist und Graphiker begann seine Kariere in der Zeit des Faschismus unter Mussollini. Später arbeitete er für zahlreiche Zeitschriften, verfasste literarische Arbeiten und probierte sich auch im Filmbusiness. Er starb 1979 in seiner Geburtsstadt Mailand. An den Rändern etwas knitterig, oben mit kl. Anrissen.

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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        The Big Six. [With Illustrations by the Author]

      Jonathan Cape, [1940] 1940 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece, 22 full-page illustrations (including a map) and numerous smaller illustrations (all by the author) in the text, and endpaper maps in blue and black; cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter mildly rubbed at joints and fold-ins, and with a short area worn to small holes at top of backstrip (not affecting lettering) and lower joint. Hammond A33.

      [Bookseller: Island Books]
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        The Web and the Rock Inscribed by Thomas Wolfe's Mother, Julia Wolfe

      Sun Dial Press. Good+ in Good+ dust jacket. 1940. Hardcover. Book is tight and lightly soiled with pages yellowing. Has long inscription from Mrs. Wolfe dated August 3rd, 1944, Asheville, NC. Also has previous owner's name inside front cover. Mylar protected dust jacket is chipped and wrinkled. See scans for complete inscription text. Packed securely, shipped next day! ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

      [Bookseller: Bookquest]
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        The Grapes of Wrath

      New York: Heritage, 1940. hardcover. fine. Illustrations by Thomas Hart Benton, 4to, handsomely rebound in lime green morocco, marbled boards. New York: Heritage Press, (1940). Fine.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Labyrinthine Ways

      VIKING PRESS, NY 1940 - spine is darkened, inside covers and front & rear end page have browning, corners are rubbed, general shelf wear. Pages 165 & 256 both state "Chapter Three." DATE PUBLISHED: 1940 EDITION: FIRST ED 301 VERY GOOD FIRST EDITION FIRST PRINTING THERE WERE ONLY 3,500 OF THE FIRST EDITION PRINTED. JACKET: NONE [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        Building Plans and Elevations for an Addition to the International Harvester Co. Building, 201-223 Potreo St. at 15th St., San Francisco

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, October 1940. Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 17" x 22". 4 sheets. Job #206. File #1898. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Farewell, my Lovely

      Knopf, 1940. - First edition. NVG/-. Russet colored cloth, blue lettering. Lightly rubbed at extremities, small scuff at edge of rear gutter, two small stains lower rear corner (size of a pencil eraser). Contents are clean and unmarked, endpapers age-toned on edges, binding and hinges sound. Very nice, clean copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The BookChase]
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        An Autobiography

      New York: Random House. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION, number 87 of only 250 copies signed by Avedon; with special engraver's proof (10.5 x 13.5 in) of Marilyn Monroe laid-in. Lavishly illustrated with 284 photographs documenting Avedon's career from the 1940's to the 1990's. New York: Random House, (1993). Folio, original white cloth with gray and black lettering, original slipcase, original publisher's shipping box. Just a hint of toning to spine, a few smudges to cloth; a touch of rippling to cloth on front cover (as often). A beautiful copy.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        The Long Winter

      New York: Harper & Bros., 1940 Book. Illus. by Helen Sewell, Mildred Boyle. Very Good. Hardcover. Later Printing. Surely a later printing of this early edition (copyright date given is 1940), HB letter code 11-0, beneath which appears the letters G-W. Jacket is priced at two dollars, showing code numbers 4401 and 90-130 at bottom of front flap. Book has 325 paginated pages, foredge deckled. Front boards brown illustration on russet background, reads well as does spine lettering. The book has a notably sound, tight binding and a small assortment of mild flaws. While the boad tips have no major bumping or abrasion, there is a very small dent just back from the upper front tip. Two tiny white smudges, barely noticeable back board. One tiny fleck each on half title page and blank following, text otherwise unmarked, no owner's name penned. The jacket is remarkably pretty with no chip outs and no long tears. Some creasing and edgewear, especially upper back panel. The jacket will be placed in a new mylar wrapper for its photograph, which will soon be added to the listing. *We feel that books offered for internet sale should be described thoroughly and accurately. Books listed by Brass Dolphin are so described, and graded, using the strict, traditional standards. For this reason, we have virtually zero returns.*.

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        ULTIMA THULE: Further Mysteries of the Arctic

      1940. STEPHANSSON, Vilhjalmur. ULTIMA THULE: Further Mysteries of the Arctic. New York: Macmillan, 1940. First edition, limited #37 of 100 copies signed by the author and illustrator for the members of the Explorers Club. 8vo., 383 pp. Blue cloth lettered in silver to front and spine. Cloth lightly faded and soiled. Pages slightly toned.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Building Plans and Elevations for an Addition to the International Harvester Co. Building, 201-223 Potreo St. at 15th St., San Francisco.

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, October 1940. - Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 17" x 22". 4 sheets. Job #206. File #1898. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

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        The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.

      Bowen-Merrill, Indianapolis 1940 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Hamlet

      Random House New York: Random House, 1940. First. hardcover. fine. Original front wrapper bound-in, 421pp. Thick 8vo, rebound in full red morocco, gilt-lettered spine with raised bands. NewYork: Random House, 1940. First Edition. A fine copy.

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        Prime Minister Churchill's Address to the Italian People December 23 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

      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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        Typed Letter Signed. 1940. China

      1940 - ("T. V. Soong") 1 page, November 28, 1940 on 103 Newlands Street, Chevy Chase, Maryland letterhead to M.G.M. executive Louis B. Mayer. 8 1/2" x 6 1/2". Fine. Together with Typed Letter Signed ("T. K. Chang") 1 page, November 6, 1940 on engraved letterhead Consulate of the Republic of China, Los Angeles, to M.G.M. executive Louis B. Mayer. 11" x 8 1/2". Fine. Both letters relate to the visit of T. V. Soong and his wife to the M.G.M. film studios. Soong belonged to the Kuomintang political party and held a number of important government positions. His sister was Madame Kai-Shek (May-Ling Soong). Soong (1891-1971) was a prominent businessman and politician in the early 20th century Republic of China.

      [Bookseller: Houle Rare Books/Autographs/ABAA/PADA]
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        High Sierra

      NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. hardcover. F/VG+ 1st edition, 1st printing. Basis for the 1941 film starring Humphrey Bogart and Ida Lupino. Jacket has chipping at spine and flap fold ends and a sunned spine, but front panel is bright and colorful. We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. See KHBOOKS for details.

      [Bookseller: Ken Hebenstreit, Bookseller]
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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. First edition. Fine/Fine. A Fine copy, the first on the market since 2009 when Ken Lopez offered Bruce Kahn's copy for $12,500. Book Fine, bright and fresh in a Fine example of the notoriously fragile dust jacket. Jacket with one .5 inch tear and a trivial crinkle at the bottom of the spine. Otherwise rich, bright, unfaded and free of scuffs or other condition problems that keep the majority of copies in Very Good to Near Fine jackets, but rarely (and we mean once every four years) does a copy in this condition come on the market. Housed in a custom quarter-leather slipcase with chemise.& & Hemingway';s captivating story of an American demolitions expert joining a band of rebels during the Spanish Civil War. Based in part on Hemingway';s first-hand experiences in Spain during the 1936 - 1939 civil war. "'For Whom the Bell Tolls' is a tremendous piece of work. It is the most moving document to date on the Spanish Civil War, and the first major novel of the Second World War." (Contemporary NY Times Book Review). Fine in Fine. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Kongedragterne fra 17. og 18. Aarhundrede. De Danske Kongers Kronologiske Samling paa Rosenborg

      2 bind i 1. De Danske Kongers Kronologiske Samling på Rosenborg/Munksgaard, København 1940. Lille folio. 281 sider + planchebind med 281 plancher i s/h og farver. Indbundet i et elegant helbind af brunt maroquin med overdådig forgyldning på ryg og permer, indvendige guldbordurer samt Christian X's kronede monogram i guld på forpermen (Anker Kyster 1940 = Henrik Park). Med defekte spænder. Øverste kapitæl skrammet.. Kun trykt i 325 eksemplarer. Standardværket om den enestående dragtsamling på Rosenborg.** Christian X's personlige eksemplar, med trykt gavebrev, håndsigneret af prins Knud og Jørgen Jørgensen på vegne af Rosenborgs bestyrelse. Bogen er tydeligvis Rosenborgs gave til majestæten i anledning af hans 70 års fødselsdag 26. september 1940. Bogbindet er et af Henrik Parks sjældne helbind og viser denne moderne mesters talent for at folde sig ud i kongelig nybarokstil

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        Andre Masson

      Wolf, (Rouen 1940 - First edition. Quarto. Green wrappers with applied illustration. Copy number 254 of 297 on velin de Luxe initialed by Masson. Small nicks and tears, spine sunned and with small chips at the extremities, an about very good copy in chipped original unprinted glassine. Uncommon tribute volume with text by his famous artist contemporaries. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        2 (1 autogr. and 1 typed) letter signed.

      Los Angeles, 12. VI. 1940 and "Wednesday". - Large 4to. Altogether (1+1=) 2 pp. on 2 ff. To artist and architect Blanding Sloane (1886-1975), asking him to make suggestions on blueprints for "a crafts center to be erected adjacent to a Mexican Housing Project on which I was and am the consultant", and making arrangements to visit New Mexico to give a lecture. Neutra also tells Sloan he's recommended that the National Youth Administration (of which Neutra was regional director) employ Sloan to help oversee the project. - Each on stationery with headed paper.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Le miroir du merveilleux.

      Sagittaire 1940 - - Sagittaire, Paris _1940, 14,5x19,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 57 ex numérotés sur alfa comportant bien sa photographie originale, seuls grands papiers avec 12 Lafuma. Couverture illustrée d'un dessin de Yves Tanguy, ouvrage orné de 7 illustrations de André Masson. Agréable exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      New York: Scribner, 1940. First. hardcover. fine. 471pp. Thick 8vo, handsomely rebound in burgundy morocco; gilt-tooled spine with raised bands; marbled endpapers, t.e.g. New York: Scribner's, 1940. First Edition. A fine copy.

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        Portrait Photograph of Ella Fitzgerald

      New York january 19 1940 New York, january 19, 1940. (FITZGERALD, ELLA) 34.5 x 22.7 cm. (13-5/8 x 9 inches). Half-length, with arms folded. Vintage gelatin print. With the photographer's atelier stamp on verso, and with holograph notes giving subject of the photo "Ella Fitzgerald", date, and printer reference ("XIV - Q 26") . Provenance: The estate of Saul Mauriber, Van Vechten's assistant and executor of Van Vechten's photography estate and the compiler of PORTRAITS: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF CARL VAN VECHTEN (1978)

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