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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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        Original Watercolor Drawing for "Who Dreams of Cheese," created for Charles Scribner's Sons

      n.p., [c. 1940 or later]. Image size: 14 x 16 framed size- 22 x 24. . . Bader, pp. 224-225 . An innovative artist and Caldecott Award winner, Weisgard was instrumental in changing children's picturebooks from being primarily stories to incorporating modernist art and other disciplines and creating a medium which invited the viewer to "see things in a new way" (Bader). The picture here is a scene in a dense forest, incorporating countless types of leaves and grasses in various shades of green, surrounding the central figures of a bird perched on a branch eating from a bunch of purple grapes, and a butterfly and a dragonfly flutter over a nest containing three white eggs. In the lower left corner, a large gray squirrel watches the activity in the branches. The drawing is highlighted with splashes of brilliant yellows and a translucent violet sky

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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      New York: Halcyon House, (1940). Hardcover. Near Fine in a complete, Good dustwrapper. Third Printing. This copy has been SIGNED by the author and INSCRIBED "For Daniel Smythe/Boston December 1940" with the complete eight-line poem "The Pasture," the first poem in the book, entirely in the poet's hand on the front endpaper. Interestingly Frost appears to have made a mistake at the beginning of the penultimate line and, though neatly done, it is clear that he erased a word or two and wrote over it. "The Pasture" is one of Frost's best known poems and not commonly encountered, complete, in manuscript form.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Catalogo De Construcciones Religiosas Del Estado De Hidalgo

      Mexico City: Talleres Graficos de la Nacion, 1940. First edition. Wraps. Very Good. Large folios,36 x 24 cm x 6cm thick each volume, in 2 vols. These are very big tomes, unbound in original graphic wraps. Limited to 2000 copies. Beautifully produced inventory of church architecture in the state of Hidalgo, Mexico. Includes a profusion of architectural renderings, floor-plans, profiles, frontal views, architectural details, etc. Well over 700 colonial era churches described. This is a production of the Talleres Graficos de la Nacion, and in every way lives up to the high production values of their work. [see photo]

      [Bookseller: PickfordsBooks]
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        Process of Wood-Block Printing.,

      Tokyo: Selbstverlag d. Hrsg., o. J.,. - 29 pp., 18 x 12,5 cm, Ohne Jahr, ca. 1940. Farbig illustr. orig. Leinwand mit montiertem Deckelschild, 29 ungez. Seiten, durchgehend, meist farbig bebildert. Am Schnitt minimal fleckig. Gutes, sauberes Exemplar. Nach Art eines Leporellos. Zeigt das Entstehen eines Farbholzschnittes in 14 Schritten am Beispiel von "Shono" aus den 53 Stationen des Tokaido von Hiroshige Sprache: en Gewicht in Gramm: 1010 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: buecheria]
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        Some Memories of W. B. Yeats

      Dublin: The Cuala Press,, December 1940. Octavo. Original Hollande boards, leaves uncut. With the original glassine wrapper. Illustrated frontispiece. A superb copy with the wrapper only lightly rubbed. First edition, first impression, of Masefield's memoir of Yeats in prose and verse; number 13 of only 370 copies printed.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Baynard Press. London. 1940 - FIRST EDITION. Printed stapled wraps. 16pp. A bright, clean copy throughout. Overall a near to fine copy of this fragile pamphlet. Housed in a felt lined clamshell box with black morocco spine, raised bands, decorated with Rampant Lion device in compartments, ruled and lettered in gilt. Black cloth on boards. ----- Printing and the mind of man. No.424 -----The Lion`s Voice. "If the Gettysburg Address is one of the most moving statements of democracy confronted by tragedy, Churchill`s historic exhortations are its equal in their ringing assertion of democracy confronting the seemingly irresistible forces of tyranny". First edition of Churchill`s famous rousing speech, commenting on the first months of the war and giving thanks to British Airmen. "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few". [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster-ABA.]
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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.

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      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]

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