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        To the Finland Station

      New York: Harcourt Brace, 1940.. First edition of the author's masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed and dated by the author. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with a small chip to the top front panel and minor edge wear to the spine crown. A very sharp copy, uncommon signed.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        You Can't Go Home Again

      New York and London: Harper & Brothers,, 1940. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt on a red ground. With the dust jacket. Tiny nicks to corners; an exceptional copy in the lightly rubbed jacket. First edition, first printing (with the "H-P" slug on the copyright page).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A History of Northumberland. Volume 15: Simonburn, Rothbury, Alwinton, etc

      Newcastle-upon-Tyne Andrew Reid, Sons & Co 1940. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Spine and cover fade First Edition Red decorated hardback cloth cover 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). xxiii, 526pp. Simonburn, Rothbury, Alwinton, etc.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        YOU CAN'T GO HOME AGAIN. Signed

      New York: Harper and Brothers,, 1940 Wolfe, Thomas. YOU CAN'T GO HOME AGAIN. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1940. 8vo., 743pp. Early Edition [7th]. Inscribed on the front free endpaper to family friends: "Xmas - 1940 / Presented to John / and Essie Simmons / With all best wishes / that you will / enjoy and appreciate / my Brother Tom's last / book / Sincerely / Fred Wolfe / Dec. 25th / 1940". A very good or better copy [minor tape shadows to the endpapers from old clippings - not present] in a near fine supplied price clipped dustwrapper. Fred Wolfe Correspondence 1945 through 1955 with John and Essie Simmons are on deposit in The Thomas Wolfe Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Since the publication of the autobiographical "Look Homeward Angel" in 1929, the Wolfe family has held a revered place in American Literature. Fred Wolfe's fictional character, the extroverted Luke Gant lives here and returns in "Of Time And The River". For over 40 years, Fred Wolfe devoted his life to perpetuating his brother's memory. Fred passed in 1980.. Signed by Author. First Edition, 7th Printing.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Journey Into Fear

      New York: Knopf, 1940.. First American edition of this classic suspense novel. Octavo. Near fine in a very good plus dust jacket that shows light wear. Inscribed by the author on the half title page. "One of the best stories of international intrigue you'll ever find." [The New Yorker]. "Journey Into Fear confirms Ambler's reputation as the foremost thriller writer of our time." [Time]

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        The Yearling

      Pages in good condition! harcover has slight water stains but otherwise a great collector book!New York: Scribner, 1940. First. hardcover. fine. 12 color illustrations by N.C. Wyeth. Colored pictorial end-papers. Large 8vo, black cloth, colored pictorial label. New York: Scribner, 1940. First Scribner Classic Edition. Fine, in the original board publisher's box with large colored pictorial label. . No Dust jacket April First printing , 421 pagesCHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS, 1938. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Rare. Winner of the Pulitzer prize in 1938, The Yearling is Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' timeless and tender story of young Jody Baxter and his pet fawn, Flag, in the backwoods of Florida.

      [Bookseller: Kim Luttrell]
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        One Two Buckle My Shoe

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        POETA EN NUEVA YORK... Con Cuatro Dibujos Originales. Poema de Antonio Machado. Prologo de Jose Bergamin

      Mexico City: Editorial Seneca, 1940. First Illustrated Edition, the First Edition solely in Spanish, following the bilingual Spanish-English edition translated by Rolfe Humphries and published just a few weeks earlier in New York. With four full page plates from drawings by Garcia Lorca, two in colour and two in black and white. Titlepage printed in black and red. 4to, publisher’s original printed wrappers and with the jacket band announcing “Un libro inedito de Federico Garcia Lorca.” Now preserved in a folding case. 187pp. A fine, uncut copy, very well preserved indeed. FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION AND FIRST SOLELY IN SPANISH OF Garcia Lorca’s final published cycle of poems. The poems were published posthumously in 1940, but were written during his residency in New York in 1929 and 1930. His experiences in New York, amongst the disenfranchised African American population, transformed him into a passionate advocate of the theatre of social action. This edition followed the bilingual New York publication by only a few weeks. It is the first to include his art work. Lorca rose to international acclaim as one of the members of the Generation of ‘27, an influential group of poets that arose in Spanish literary circles. He was presumed killed by anti-Communist forces just days after the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War.

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      New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1940 "Then I realized I had been murdered. / They looked for me in cafes, cemeteries and churches .... but they did not find me. / They never found me? / No. They never found me." - Lorca, Federico Garcia. THE POET IN NEW YORK. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. 1940. 8vo., 240pp. True First Edition, preceding all others, issued just a few weeks in advance of the Mexican Edition. Bi-lingual text, with translation into English by Rolfe Humphries, brief Introduction & closing Biographical Note by Hershel Brickell. Dull pumpkin orange cloth boards, gilt-stamped at spine, brown topstain, fore & bottom edges untrimmed. A fine example in a very good or better example of the uncommon light tan original correctly priced dustwrapper with the New York skyline cameo on front panel. The dustwrapper with some neat reversible Japanese paper & methyl cellulose archival repair primarily to some small loss at the spine crown, corners & top edge. An important book & one of the great rarities in the field of Modern Literature. A very nice copy. Custom TBCL embossed orange cloth slipcase. Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca [1898-1936] Spanish dramatist, theatre director; the greatest Spanish poet of his age, a Surrealist in technique. In June 1929, García Lorca travelled to America with Fernando de los Rios on the SS Olympic, a sister liner to the Titanic. They stayed mostly in New York City, where Rios started a lecture tour & García Lorca enrolled at Columbia University School of General Studies, funded by his parents. He studied English but, was more absorbed by writing than study. He also spent time in Vermont & later in Havana, Cuba. This collection Poeta en Nueva York (A poet in New York, published posthumously in 1940) explores alienation & isolation through some graphically experimental poetic techniques & was influenced by the Wall Street crash which he personally witnessed. This condemnation of urban capitalist society & materialistic modernity was a sharp departure from his earlier work & label as a folklorist. Lorca was rounded up and shot during the Spanish Civil War, but it remains unclear precisely why. His homosexual life-style may have contributed to the charges against him. Whatever the true cause, his death was a great loss to Spanish literature and art.. First Edition.

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        Original etching of a naked satyr and two girls

      No Publisher, [ca. 1940?], 1940. 1st Edition. Description: 1 original ink etching on white paper, 19.5cm x 14cm. Subjects: Erotic art -- Illustration -- John Buckland Wright -- Book illustrators -- Erotica -- Original works. Notes: Some addtional background detail in pencil. Near fine copy. Very slight dust-toning evident around the margins. Remains particularly well-preserved overall.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Trail of Beauty

      San Francisco: ALLEN PRESS, 1940. Octavo. 47, (xi)pp. One of 100 copies signed by the author. With an original watercolor illustration by William Gaskin tipped-in. Designed, hand-set, and hand-printed in three colors by Lewis and Dorothy Allen "at their home letterpress." A list of quotes, things, and experiences which the author thought beautiful, with blank pages at the end for "your own trail of beauty." Bound by William Wheeler in cloth-backed patterned boards. The very first book produced by this important American private press, this title represented a true family effort, as the author was Lewis Allen's father, and Gaskin was his brother-in-law. The distribution of copies was limited to family friends, including John Henry Nash, who declared that the typeface used to print this edition "belongs in the bay ... in the deepest part". Spine faded and faint wear to corners, else a fine copy; owner's name on front endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        A Straggler. Broadbill

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1940 - Number 31 of 250. 13-3/4 x 16-1/2 inches. Hand colored aquatint etching, signed by the artist at lower right in pencil. Framed. Ordeman (2005) p. 104; Siegel, pp. 194-5; Ordeman, Aquatints, Drypoints and Etchings of the Derrydale Press, pp. 29-31

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        On a Darkling Plain

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1940. First edition. Hardcover. A terrific early novel from the author of "Big Rock Candy Mountain" and "Angle of Repose." A clean near fine copy in a very good plus dust jacket with some small chips to the spine ends and corners as well as some small tears and minor edge wear. Signed and warmly inscribed: "For Dorothy Viets, in gratitude for many deadlines extended and much annoyance cheerfully borne. Wallace Stegner." Reportedly Viets was one of his editors but I haven't been able to confirm that.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        Sång och strid.

      Stockholm, Albert Bonniers förlag, 1940. 124 s. Förlagsband med skyddsomslag (ngt nött med några riss och obetydlig pappersförlust). En papperslapp ligger som bokmärke vid s. 109 (dikten »Källan»). Med bilagt handskrivet placeringskort - »Fil. Dr. Pär Lagerkvist» - från festmiddagen efter promotionen till hedersdoktor i Göteborg, med en handskriven hälsning av Lagerkvist (till Emil Zilliacus) på baksidan i blyerts: »Pär Lagerkvist gladde sig oändligt åt att träffa dig igen - du har betytt mycket för mig under årens lopp. Pär».. Första upplagan. Mycket fint associationsexemplar med anknytning till Göteborgs högskolas 50-årsjubileum den 11 oktober 1941, då åtta hedersdoktorer promoverades, däribland Pär Lagerkvist, Ernst Cassirer och den finlandssvenske författaren Emil Zilliacus (1878-1961).Denna bok med placeringskort har tillhört den sistnämnde.<p>Emil Zilliacus hörde till vägledarna för ett intensivt greklandsintresse under 1920- och 30-talen, med Akropolis sedd som humanistisk kultplats. Detta torde ha påverkat Pär Lagerkvist, för vilken Akropolis blev en symbol för den västerländska humanismens kamp mot barbari och diktatur, »Den knutna näven». Under andra hälften av 1930-talet hörde Zilliacus, liksom Lagerkvist, till gästerna hos prins Eugen på Waldemarsudde, en inte oväsentlig motståndscell under de mörka krigsåren. Valet av bok är passande, diktsamlingen Sång och Strid hör till Lagerkvists »beredskapsdiktning» under andra världskriget

      [Bookseller: Lorenz B. Hatt]
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        Darkness At Noon

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1940.. First English edition of the author&#39;s masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Light wear, else near fine in a very good price clipped dust jacket. Warmly Inscribed by Koestler on the front endpaper. The English edition is of legendary scarcity in dust jacket and most rare signed and inscribed.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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      [Np]: 20th Century-Fox, [1940].. [16]pp. Oblong octavo (18 x 25.5 cm). Plates. Printed self- wrappers, deckled fore-edges. Very faint tanning, otherwise fine. The very uncommon Souvenir Program offered for sale in select theatres during the first run of the 1940 film adaptation of Steinbeck&#39;s novel. It is enhanced by the presence of six high-quality tipped-in reproductions of Thomas Hart Benton&#39;s artwork that was used to promote the film, including character portraits of the principals and a fine view of the Joads and their truck against a landscape. There is also a cast list, as well as a page of commentary on the production.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        The Grapes of Wrath, in a scarce 1940 full leather binding with card signed by Steinbeck mounted on the title page

      New York: Garden City Pub Co. 1940. First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine. 1940, First thus. 619 pp. Hardcover, 8vo., full red leather, gilt title. Fine copy in a glassine jacket, in original cardboard slipcase. Very light rubbing to tips of spine. Else, a tight, clean copy with Fine, unmarked text. Square and sound binding. Glassine jacket shows chips to spine ends, and a few other nicks along edges. Slipcase shows light soil; wear at corners and joints; sturdy. A40. Very scarce, esp. with glassine jacket. There is a 2x3-inch card with Steinbeck&#39;s signature on it mounted to the title page.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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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.

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        Partly printed document signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt and countersigned by Secretary of State Cordell Hull, appointing Thomas M. Wilson as Consul General at Kabul, Afghanistan

      Washington, D.C, 1940. Approximately 20 x 18 inches. . Fine, in attractive wood frame

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        President Roosevelt Sends His Best Wishes To American Samoa ?On The Happy Anniversary Of The Fortieth Anniversary Of Hoisting The American Flag?The National Emblem Will Be A Token In This Far-Flung Possession Of That Spirit Of Democracy And Free Institutions Which It Has Symbolized Ever Since Our Beginnings As A Nation?

      TLS. 1pg. 8? x 5?. April 16, 1940. The White House. A typed letter signed ?FDR? on unusual ?The White House? yellow telegram paper. The President wrote to Navy Captain Edward W. Hanson, the Governor of American Samoa: ?Hearty congratulations on the happy anniversary of the fortieth anniversary of hoisting the American Flag of Tutuial. I hope through all the years ahead that the national emblem will be a token in this far-flung possession of that spirit of democracy and free institutions which it has symbolized ever since our beginnings as a nation.? The President signed in blue ink at the bottom. Edward Hanson was the 28th Governor of American Samoa from June 26, 1938 to July 30, 1940. The letter is in very fine condition.

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        [Wien - Parlament]

      1940.. Orig.-Farbradierung, v. Künstler eh. signiert. 63 x 54 cm. (Bildausschn.). In ausgezeichnetem Zustand. vgl. Thieme-B. XIX, 582f.; Schüttler, Wien 1944

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      Philadelphia: The Franklin Institute, 1940. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. [2], 806 pages. Dark blue buckram with gilt title and volume numbers to spine panel. Journal of the Franklin Institute, Volume 230 (July-December 1940), entire volume offered. The Malina article is found on pages 433-54. Library bookplate to front pastedown, no other library markings, properly deaccessioned. Frank Malina was an early rocket pioneer whose name is not nearly as well known as Goddard or von Braun, but whose work contributed significantly to advancements in early theory and practice. Among his many contributions, Malina (with Rocket Research Project of GALCIT engineers) developed "red fuming nitric acid (RFNA) and aniline, a propellant combination that achieved great use in American rocketry" (previously Goddard had used liquid oxygen which was hard to handle and store). Malina with H.S. Tsien continued a "theoretical study of the thermodynamic characteristics of rocket motors", which research was used in 2 American firsts: the first successful American use of solid fuel JATOs (jet assisted take-offs) and a JATO of an American bomber. "Malina made a number of other important contributions to rocketry during his career. With von Kármán, he developed in 1940 the theory of constant-thrust long-duration solid fuel rocket motors. In 1942 he and another associate, Mark Mills, designed and patented a safety pressure relief valve for solid propellant rocket motors. In 1943, with Martin Summerfield, Malina introduced and patented improvements in methods of applying rocket propulsion to flying boats. In 1946 they formulated the &#39;Malina-Summerfield Criterion&#39; for step-rockets. This criterion stated that each step of the optimum step-rocket has an equal ratio between its payload mass and the total mass of the step-rocket propelling that payload." "As an early pioneer in the field of rocketry and propulsion, Malina made many valuable contributions. His innovations in long-duration propulsion and solid and liquid fuel propellants were particularly important. According to a 1958 letter to Malina from Rear Admiral D. S. Fahrney, U.S.N. (retired), &#39;It was based on your findings that we produced the first jet propelled guided missile in this country.&#39;" (see American National Biography online for quotation citations) The present work is a further study of the general theory of operation of the constant pressure rocket motor unit, and references work done by Goddard and others. These theoretical studies were undertaken before practical trials were undertaken due to the high costs of building and testing actual rockets. Much of this research resulted in the practical development of solid-fuel rocket motors.

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        Every Nib

      Boston, MA. 2012. Artist&#39;s book, one of 18 copies, all on Magnani Pescia paper, each signed and numbered by the artist, Laura Davidson. Page size: 5-1/8 x 3-1/16 inches; 6pp; + covers. Bound by the artist: wire (Coptic style page assembly) and hand-sewn with linen; front cover with red bordered label on which title EVERY NIB is hand-lettered, back cover with collaged hand- written artist&#39;s statement, housed in custom-made tray case holding seven "nibs" formed from paper and painted with ink, tray case with hand-painted and lettered label 5-1/2 x 3 inches on front, lined with paper drawn with ink and wash, the grey clamshell box by Marie Oedel, housed in tan card stock fold-over portfolio with original woodcut of pen nib on spine. & The artist&#39;s statement reads, "Artists and pen nibs. Whether frequently used or not, we have them squirreled away, often in small tin boxes originally made for something else, like lozenges, gummed reinforcements, or tea. Sorting mine and using...was the starting point for this...Written with a Shaeffer&#39;s fountain pen, c. 1940". The five pages each of five pen nibs are woodblock prints, each on a different colored ground, all in shades of buff, each nib with the catalogue information about the nib written in ink. On each of the five pages there is a silverpoint drawing with ink wash of a different pen. The colophon is the sixth pen and is the Shaeffer&#39;s used to letter this book. & Laura Davidson has created an elegant homage to this supremely utilitarian tool with EVERY NIB. Her silverpoint drawings, set perpendicular to the pen nibs on each page which are printed across the top, are so very refined. One can almost feel the weight and balance of each instrument as well as know the inherent significance. <br>See an <A HREF= >Image.</A><br>

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        How "Bigger" Was Born

      New York: Harper & Brothers, [1940]. First edition. 8vo. . Yellow printed wrappers, somewhat soiled and darkened at edges, but sound. In cloth clamshell box. $5000 NET . With a wonderful inscription from Wright to his close personal friend, Abe Aaron: "To Abe, in memory of the Old John Reed Club days. Dick. 10/11/40 Brooklyn." Wright met Abe Aaron in 1930 in Chicago, where both were working in the Chicago Post Office, nicknamed "The university." Aaron helped introduce Wright to the circle of intellectuals and radicals in the area. In 1934, Aaron helped promote Wright&#39;s poems into publication, writing to his friend Jack Conroy, publisher of ANVIL: "Isn&#39;t he swell? And he is absolutely self-educated ... He also writes short stories. On that score he considers me as a kingpin compared to himself. He sees what luck I&#39;m having. So he never submits ... " Conroy, impressed with Wright&#39;s work, published a poem in ANVIL and referred both Aaron and Wright to the John Reed Club. Named for the author of TEN DAYS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD, a history of the communist revolution in Russia, the clubs were founded nationwide in 1931, lasting only until 1934. During his brief membership before the clubs were dissolved, Wright became an officer of the chapter. The disbanded groups of artists and intellectuals fed the ranks of the League of American Writers, of which Aaron and Wright became prominent members A wonderful association copy

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        PRIMATO Lettere e arti in Italia. Direttori Giuseppe Bottai e Giorgio Vecchietti.

      Roma,: Mondadori/Vallecchi/Atena,, 1940-1943.. In-4 p. (mm. 370x260), brossura figurata, pp. 20/24 cad., con numerose illustrazioni in bianco e nero nel testo.<br>& Di questo importante periodico quindicinale offriamo "tutto il pubblicato" in 82 fascicoli, dall&#146;1 marzo 1940 (n. 1, Anno I) al 15 agosto 1943 (n. 15-16, Anno IV). <br> & L&#146;ultimo numero (15-16) e&#146; in fotocopia.<br>& & &#147;Fondata a Roma e diretta da Giuseppe Bottai e Giorgio Vecchietti, la rivista nacque con il fine di chiamare gli intellettuali alla collaborazione per la guerra (editoriale del n. 1: "Il coraggio della concordia").. Fu una rivista che poggiava soprattutto sui giovani: rappresenta la crisi della cultura fascista e contiene i motivi della cultura del dopoguerra.<br>& Si pubblicano racconti di Vergani, Emanuelli, Comisso, Tecchi, Monelli, Pavese, Pratolini, Brancati, Piovene, Montanelli - e poesie di Montale, Luzi, Gatto, Quasimodo, Penna, De Pisis e altri. Numerosi e importanti gli articoli di critica letteraria (dibattito sull&#146;ermetismo, studi sull&#146;800, sui contemporanei), critica d&#146;arte (fra gli altri Guttuso e Maccari), di storia letteraria (Piovene, Monelli, del Bo, Emanuelli Brancati).& Belle le copertine con disegni di importanti artisti: Cantatore, Maccari, Tamburi, Gentilini, Tosi, Casorati, Scipione, Longanesi ecc.&#148;<br>& Così Diz. Autori Italiani Contemporanei (Vallecchi, 1974),II, p. 1081.& Esemplare ben conservato.

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        Tarzan in the Forbidden City

      Los Angeles: Bantam Publications, Inc. / L.A. Bantam # 23 , 1940 ----------vintage paperback. This is a 100-page abridged edition of "Tarzan AND the Forbidden City". It is an important book, as it is the first Edgar Rice Burroughs title to be published as a paperback. There are at least 3 cover variants of this title, 2 with text only covers, and this one, with an illustrated/pictorial cover by an unknown artist. Zeuschner 570. All 3 variants are rare, with this pictorial cover variant, apparently the rarest of all. In fact, it is one of the rarest of all paperbacks. Slight spine tilt, cover creases, edgewear, 2 small scuffs to the illustrated lion, tiny (1/4 inch) split to spine bottom, a good copy.. .. Mass Market Paperback. 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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        THE HARDY BOYS: The Disappearing Floor- #19

      New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1940. THE HARDY BOYS: The Disappearing Floor- #19- Franklin W. Dixon- Illustrated by Paul Laune- Grosset & Dunlap, New York- 1940- 1st Edition- (Carpentieri 1940A-1)- Hardcover:-12mo-VG++-Near FINE/VG++ dj is unclipped, bright color with small nicks and rubs at extremities. Wear at lower corner of dj. Tan covers with dark brown titles and silhouette illustration. Textblock and spine tight, no loose pages-illustrated frontis with PO name at rear. 218 pages are clean, no tears or writing. 1st Edition points Carpentieri Bibliography: 5050, 120-160 on inner jacket flap with no mention of title in list which ends with &#39;The Twisted Claw (#18). Lists to itself on the copyright page. Tip page edges bluestain. Red orange Gretta endpapers. Western Stories For Boys on inner back flap of dj lists to &#39;At Triangle Mine&#39;. Rear of jacket has Spotlight Books For Boys! has 13 titles ending in &#39;The G-Men In Jeopardy&#39;. Book has 25 chapters.- A nice addition to your collection of a scarce book especial in this condition with dj. Fiction-juvenile-series-Hardy Boys-Illustrated (3874). 1st Edition-1st Printing. Illustrated Cloth. VG++-Near FINE/VG++. Illus. by Paul Laune. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        The Labyrinthine Ways

      New York: Viking Press, 1940. Hardcover. First American Edition, First Issue. Octavo. 301pp. Yellow cloth lettered in black. Near Fine, usual browning to pastedowns from binder&#39;s glue, in Near Fine dust jacket; darkening to spine panel, minor crease to bottom corner of rear panel, couple of nicks to front fold. An attractive copy. First published in London as The Power and the Glory. Image or additional images available upon request

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        Gweledigaetheu y Bardd Cwsc. Visions of the Sleeping Bard

      Newtown, Montgomeryshire: The Gregynog Press, 1940 In red quarter leather with plum coloured decorated cloth with red and powdered gold design, rounded edges. Spine has gilt lines and title, faded very faintly. Internally, NO inscriptions, couple of small spots to endpages, (xi), 213 pp, an edition limited to 175 copies. with the prospectus. Bilingual text, Welsh on verso, English on recto, superb frontis woodcut by Blair Hughes-Stanton, signed on lower paste-down. A lovely copy. (Harrop 41/p207)

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        The Beloved Returns: Lotte in Weimar. Translated from the German by H. T. Lowe-Porter

      NY: Knopf, 1940. Octavo. First edition in English. One of 395 copies signed by the author. Gilt on top. Fine in peach boards backed in blue cloth in white dust wrapper toned along spine and light blue slipcase, slightly worn at edges.

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        [Complete Strangers and Brothers series:]

      London: Faber and Faber / Macmillan & Co. Ltd.,, 1940&#150;70. Strangers and Brothers; The Light and the Dark; Time of Hope; The Masters; The New Man; Homecomings; The Conscience of the Rich; The Affair; Corridors of Power; The Sleep of Reason; Last Things. 11 individual works, octavo. Recent dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spines, raised bands, single rule to boards, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A small ink mark to a single leaf and the occasional minor blemish, an excellent set handsomely bound. All first editions, first impressions. Signed and dated by the author to the title page of the first volume. This eleven-volume roman fleuve probably constitutes Snow&#39;s chief contribution to English letters, his critical writings notwithstanding.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Addresses Delivered in the Year Nineteen Hundred and Forty to the People of Great Britain, of France, and to the Members of the English House of Commons, by the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill

      This is an exceptional copy of an unusual and quite scarce edition, unknown to many Churchill collectors.  It contains seven of Churchill's speeches from 1940, including "Blood Toil Tears and Sweat" and "The Few".  This is the first appearance in volume form of these speeches, later published in "Into Battle".  Included are Churchill's speeches to the House of Commons of 13 May (excerpts), 19 May, 18 June, 20 August, 11 September, and 8 October.  Also included is Churchill's speech of 21 October to the French nation.  This edition was published by Ransohoff's, a San Francisco department store, and printed by Grabhorn Press in a limited edition of 250 copies. Moreover, it is a large and striking production, measuring 15.75 x 10.75 inches.  It is bound in red cloth covered boards with a quarter linen spine and a leather spine label stamped in gilt. The contents are printed on lavish, handmade paper and printed in red and black.  Two similar editions were published by Ransohoff's - the edition offered here and another in blue cloth containing six of Churchill's speeches from 1940-1941.  Both are quite scarce, but this earlier red edition is even more elusive than the blue.  While these publications are beautiful, they are notably fragile.  The linen spines soiled easily, the leather spine labels faded and cracked, the cloth was prone to wear, and the contents prone to spotting.  Finally, as noted in Langworth, (p.243), because of the way these were bound, "these books almost always have one or two gutterbreaks".  Here is the best copy we have ever offered.  The binding is remarkably clean, the linen almost immaculate and the leather spine label pristine.  The boards show light wear to the corners, which nonetheless remain sharp.  The contents are a treat.  There is no sign of the gutterbreaks endemic to this edition.  Moreover, we find no spotting whatsoever and no previous ownership marks of any kind.  A terrific example of this rare edition.  Bibliographic reference: Cohen A133, Woods D(a)5, Langworth p.243.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        The Witch in the Wood

      London: Collins,, 1940. Octavo. Original grey cloth, spine lettering blocked in green, top edge stained green. With the original pictorial dust jacket printed in black and green. Line-drawing chapter head- and tailpieces. A stunning copy in the price-clipped jacket, far scarcer in this condition than The Sword in the Stone. First English edition, first impression, of White&#39;s second Arthurian book. This edition is preceded by the American edition published at New York by G. P. Putnam&#39;s Sons in 1939.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Power and the Glory

      London: William Heinemann Ltd,, 1940. Octavo. Original yellow cloth, titles to spine in red. Spine rolled and faded, lightly rubbed at extremities, toning to edges of boards, spine cracked between title and half-title, minor spotting to top edge of text block. A very good copy. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Bibliography of the Grabhorn Press 1915-1940; Bibliography of the Grabhorn Press 1940-1956; Bibliography of the Grabhorn Press 1957-1966 & Grabhorn-Hoyem 1966-1973

      San Francisco: Grabhorn Press, 1940; 1957; 1977. Three folio volumes. xx, 195; xxxii, 120; xxx, 121pp. The three volumes are limited to 210, 225, and 225 copies respectively. Volume I has a preface by the compilers, several short essays on the history of the Press, and reprints Frederic Goudy&#39;s essay "The Craft of the Printer." Volume II has a preface by Magee and an introduction by Elmer Adler. Volume III has a preface by Harlan and an introduction by Sherwood Grover. Each of the volumes presents a complete and detailed bibliography of all of the non-ephemeral productions of the presses, as well as a checklist of the same. Few private presses have produced their own bibliography, and only the Ashendene Press Bibliography is in the same class as these three impressive volumes. Volume I contains a letter from a previous owner to Robert Grabhorn requesting that the volume, bought as sheets, be bound uniform with Volume II. This was completed by Jane Grabhorn, and Volumes I and II are bound in patterned paper with red morocco spines. Both have plain wrappers and are housed in a black cloth slipcase. Volume III is in paterned cloth with a green morocco spine, and contains a prospectus laid in. Dust wrappers on Volumes I and II tanned and chipped, with some loss at edges; Volume III slightly faded at spine. Othewise the set is in fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (UK Uncorrected Proof)

      London: Nicholson and Watson, 1940. UNCORRECTED PROOF, preceding the UK edition. Fair to Good in plain brown unprinted wrappers, as issued, with a holograph notation on the front panel indicating a publication date of February 6, 1940. Shelfwear, spine lean, creasing and lifting to the spine panel and corners of the wrappers. The earliest edition of one of the rarest film noir sources (we have never seen a jacketed copy of the first edition that followed it), basis for the 1948 American film noir starring Joan Fontaine and Burt Lancaster. In a custom quarter-leather clamshell box.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Glimpses of world history;: Being further letters to his daugther, written in prison, and containing a rambling account of history for young people,

      L. Drummond limited. B000867PTU [Appears to be autographed by the revered and celebrated former prime minister of India and author, Jawaharlal Nehru, on the first page and dated Feb. 1940.] If interested, price is negotiable. Simply contact me to discuss price reduction. No dust jacket present and the cover shows wear and some fading/discoloration. The binding has been partially seperated in a few places, but carefully repaired. All pages remain intact. Overall, despite the wear/damage, this is actually still a very readable copy of the title. Ships, well packaged and very quickly, from MI. A detailed description is coming soon. The condition selected for the item is accurate and consistent with our other listings of the same general condition. If you have any questions or you would like a detailed description of the item prior to our revision of the listing, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will get back to you as quickly as possible. Please buy with confidence from us, as we have several thousand satisfied customers and your satisfaction is the goal we strive to achieve with every transaction. . Fair.

      [Bookseller: Modetz Errands-n-More, L.L.C.]
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        Collected Poems of Robert Frost

      New York. Halcyon House. 1940. Bound in gilt titled green cloth over boards. Thick 8vo. 5.75" x 5.5 The Third Printing.This copy presents Frost&#39;s 4 line poem "Immigrants" inscribed boldly in ink and initialed by Frost on bound-in Front Free Endsheet. Additionally, this copy is inscribed,dated and signed in ink by Frost on bound-in title Page. Illustrated with a photographic Frontis of Robert Frost. Robert Lee Frost (1874 &#150; 1963) was, arguably the most important but,certainly the most popular American poet of the 20th century.& "Although his work is principally associated with the life and landscape of New England, and though he was a poet of traditional verse forms and metrics who remained steadfastly aloof from the poetic movements and fashions of his time, Frost was anything but a mere regional poet. The author of searching and often dark meditations on universal themes, he was a quintessentially modern poet in his adherence to language as it is actually spoken, in the psychological complexity of his portraits, and in the & degree to which his work is infused with layers of ambiguity and irony. About Frost, President John F. Kennedy said, "He has bequeathed his nation a body of imperishable verse from which Americans will forever gain joy and understanding." & The poem which Frost has handwritten in this copy( and also appears as part of the collection on pg.333), "Immigrants", is a lyrical " iambic pentameter quatrain appearing In West-Running Brook(1928), although it first appeared as the fourth stanza of &#147;The Return of the Pilgrims,&#147; a poem included in George P. Baker&#39;s The Pilgrim Spirit (I921). The poem asserts that no ship, whether by &#147;sail or steam,&#148; has gathered more people to America&#145;s shores than the Mayflower, the ship on which the Pilgrims sailed to America in I620. Frost uses it as a symbol of his optimism and hope for all immigrants who travel to the shores of his immigrant nation. The Mayflower symbolically accompanies all immigrant ships to American shores &#147;in a dream&#148;that was also the dream of its original passengers.The Mayflower joins the ships to create a &#147;convoy&#148;of protection and aid. The dream of the Mayflower&#39;s protection may exist in the minds of the immigrants at sea, or in the mind of the poet, who wishes them well. ln either case the journey to America is presented as a magical one that could lead to perhaps the most romantic of all immigrant dreams: the American Dream." Deirdre Fagan - Robert Frost& & Extremely rare and most desirable, Frost would occasionally inscribe one of his short poems to the endsheet of a book he was signing. Interestingly, he also did this on some of his Christmas cards. These handwritten poems differed from his usual book signings in that he would initial the manuscript poem "RF", whereas when simply inscribing the title page of a book,he would & sign his full name. This copy has the distinction of displaying both forms of the Poet&#39;s personalization. Light wear to covers. Usual mild sunning to spine. Professionally executed attention to environs of interior front gutter. Toning, three small patches of red ink and a small previous owner&#39; ink signature to Front Free Endsheet- with no interference to inscribed poem. Several spots of foxing and light abrasion to Title Page and Verso (Copyright Page).A Very Good, tight crisp copy of a most Rare and fascinating relic of American Literary History.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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        The Crowthers of Bankdam [The Master of Bankdam is a 1947 British historical film directed by Walter Forde from this novel. It starred Anne Crawford, Dennis Price, Tom Walls, Stephen Murray, Linden Travers and David Tomlinson. Two generations of brothers struggle for control of the family business in 19th-century Yorkshire. The film was made by Holbein Films at Nettlefold Studios, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England. It was produced by Rank Films and distributed by Prestige Films]

      Published by Collins 48 Pall Mall, London First Edition 1940. London 1940. First edition hard back binding in publisher&#39;s original bottle green cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 8½&#39;&#39; x 6¼&#39;&#39;. Contains 640 printed pages of text. Slight evidence of damp stain to the rear board, not affecting the inside, corners sharp and pointed. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with one 20 mm closed tear to the top front cover and small closed tears the top of the rear cover, not price clipped 9/6, spine colours not faded. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, it does not adhere to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        The Consistency of the Axiom of Choice of Continuum Hypothesis

      Princeton University Press, 1940. first edition, first printing; 66 pp., original orange paper wrappers (softcover), spine faded, slight bump to top outer corner, else very good. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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        I MARRIED ADVENTURE. (Leather Bound)

      Lippincott. Very Good+. 1940. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Three quarter green moroccan leather bound cover is toned along spine edges. Mid-20th century rebinding. Two raised bands with gilt stamped decor on spine. Marbled end sheets pristine. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Pages very faintly toned near edges, but clean and appear unread. Signed and inscribed by author: "To Betty and Pete. Best African wishes. Osa Johnson". Laid in is a sheet of paper that states "Mildred Furber secured the autograph". Gilt top edge very good. ; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches; 376 pages; Signed by Author .

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
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        I Married Adventure: The Life and Adventures of Martin and Osa Johnson

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1940.. First edition. Octavo, original striped cloth. Inscribed by the author, "To Sally with best African wishes. Osa Johnson June 13th 41". An excellent near fine copy showing only light wear in the rare dust jacket that is heavily worn.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons,, 1940. Octavo. Original tan cloth, titles to spine in black on red ground, top edge dyed red. Bookplate. Some light spotting to binding and toned endpapers, lettering to spine slightly rubbed. An excellent copy. Second edition. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Larry French with all best wishes from his friend Ernest Hemingway". French (1907&#150;1987) was an American baseball player for the Chicago Cubs between 1935 and 1941. Hemingway, who grew up in Chicago, was a Cubs fan and became friendly with a number of the players, inviting them to visit his home in Cuba.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      1940. RUSSIAN. (MAGAZINES) RUSSIAN MAGAZINES CHIZH AND MURZILKA. Offered here are 5 issues of CHIZH and two isues of MURZILKA. Chizh was the most important magaine for younger Russian children, Along with Ezh for older children, the content featured stories and art by the leading authors and illustrators of the day. There were also activity pages and cut-out novelties. The issues of Chizh measure 7 1/2 x 9 1/2" and average 20 pages per issue. Except for a few neat mends on one issue they are in great condition. Includes: 1936 Number 1, 1937 Number 10, 1939 Number 5, 1940 Number 4 and 1940 Number 6. Murzilka measures 9 x 11 3/4" and includes No. 1 1936 and Number 3 1940, both with similar content to Chizh. Sold as a group.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Six Came Back in Rare Unclipped Dust Jacket The Arctic Adventure of David L. Brainard Association Copy

      NF+. New York & Indianapolis by Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1940. 1st Edition, 1st Printing. 305 pages, frontispiece portrait, black-and-white photographic plates, cartographic endpapers. PublisherÕs blue cloth with bright gilt titles on cover and spine. In Fine Condition in Very Good Dust Jacket Ñ Ñ a lovely copy of an important first hand account of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition under the command of Lieutenant Adolphus Greely. This volume contains BrainardÕs entire diary, a portion of which (the last four chapters) was published in 1929 as ÒOutpost of the Lost.Ó Ñ Arctic Bibliography 2071& & & With:& & ¥ Book review clipping from New York Times with the date August 21, 1940, very favorably reviewing Six Came Back.& ¥ Autograph letter (and envelope) in fine condition reads in part: & ÒDear General Brainard. Mr. and Mrs. Claire were dear friends of & [Lias?] and are two friends of mine. ... If you can see them you will be giving& me almost as much pleasure as you will give them. & SIncerely yours, Eveline W. Brainard. September Third, 1940.Ó&

      [Bookseller: Chet Ross Rare Books]
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        Nationalökonomie: Theorie des Handelns und Wirtschaftens

      Editions Union Genf, 1940.. First German edition and true first of the economist&#39;s magnum opus, The Human Action, published in English in 1949. Octavo, original wrappers as issued. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with a small chip to the front panel and one to the rear. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box. A very nice copy of a rare book, seldom found in the original dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      NY: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1940. First edition. A presentation copy inscribed by Hemingway on the front endpaper to Irma Wyckoff, "with appreciation and affection." Wyckoff was the personal secretary to Hemingway&#39;s long-time editor at Scribner&#39;s, the legendary Max Perkins. Hemingway&#39;s epic novel of the Spanish Civil War was inspired by his own experiences as a journalist during the conflict. For Whom the Bell Tolls is considered one of the writer&#39;s best works, and the novel&#39;s protagonist, Robert Jordan, is the fully-realized manifestation of Hemingway&#39;s ideal hero -- a man who exhibits grace under pressure. A very fine copy in a bright original pictorial dust wrapper, which shows only the slightest wear to the spine ends and corners, one short, closed tear to the bottom edge of the front panel, and a small scratch to the front panel near the spine. Housed in a custom-made red cloth box backed in gilt-titled blue morocco.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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