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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, ABAA]
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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: Wittenborn Art Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store ]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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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)

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        L'Unit?. Organo del Partito Comunista Italiano.

      Subject: (Giornali). Roma, alcuni numeri del 1940 e 120 (circa) dei primi 5 mesi del 1950, rilegati.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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      1940. 1. KUNHARDT,DOROTHY. PAT THE BUNNY. NY: Simon & Schuster 1940. 12mo, (4 1/8" wide x 5 3/8), pictorial boards, small mend to paper on edge else Fine in publisher's box (box soiled and repaired). A now classic book, illustrated in color. Every other page offers a different activity for the youngest child to enjoy (7 in all): 1. pat the white fur of the bunny, 2. cloth covering a face can be lifted to play peek-a-boo, 3. smell the flowers, 4. shake mommy's button box, 5. sandpaper on Daddy's face simulates his scratchy beard, 6. read Judy's book, 7. a hole in a page lets the child pretend to try on mommy's ring. The first issue of this title had a ball that squeaked when the child pressed it. Because it malfunctioned most of the time, it was replaced with a box of real buttons. The mirror in the first issue was replaced with scented flowers that gave off their aroma when scratched. This is one of the rarest of all modern picture books, especially in the original box. See Bader p.238- 9.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1940. Patterned paper over boards, beig cloth spine with gilt spine lettering. Gilt top edge. Other edges untrimmed. Color frontispiece plus 15 color plates, pasted to heavier stock. Spine slightly darkened, else fine. In not great but decent slipcase, slightly worn at some edges, short split on one edge, and scuffed.. Hardcover. Very Near Fine. Illus. by Arthur Rackham. About 11 By 8 Inches.

      [Bookseller: Warren Berry]
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        Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant (2 Volumes)

      Chapel Hill, NC, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Original gilt stamped green cloth hard bound. Includes frontispiece photo General Grant. Edges show heavy shelf wear. No dust jacket. Size: 7" x 9 1/4". No marks. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Previous owner's signature in ink. Edges browned slightly. Very clean, crisp, and tight copy. Not Ex-Library. All books offered from DSB are stocked at our store in Fayetteville, AR. Category: History; Biography & Autobiography. Inventory No: 028777. .

      [Bookseller: Dickson Street Bookshop]
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        My Master: The Inside Story of Sam Houston and His Times

      Dallas, Texas: Manfred, Van Nort & Co., 1940. AQ2 - A first edition hardcover book SIGNED by author in very good condition in poor dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket worn and torn, spine missing, and discoloration. Book has some edgewear, lightly wrinkled spine, lightly soiled on the cover, previous owner's info stamped on the front free endpaper, a few illustrations loose on the hinge, discoloration (browning), and light shelf wear. Signed by Lenoir Hunt on a sheet adhered on the front fixed endpaper which states that this is an Autographed First Edition of "My Master". "My Master": The Inside Story of Sam Houston and His Times By His Former Slave Jeff Hamilton as told to Lenoir Hunt, With a Foreword by Franklin Williams. All pages present with 19 illustrations. This 100-year-old Negro recalls humorous stories and dramatic episodes in Houston's spectacular career, and gives an eyewitness account of the days of slavery, secession, and war. Satisfaction Guaranteed. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Poor. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Bookmarc's]
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        A Treatise on the Anglo-American System of Evidence...3d ed. 10 vols

      1940. Final Edition by the Author Wigmore, John Henry [1863-1943]. A Treatise on the Anglo-American System of Evidence in Trials at Common Law. Including the Statutes and Judicial Decisions of All the Jurisdictions of the United States and Canada. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1940. 10 volumes [with] 1957 pocket part supplements (co-written by Richmond Rucker). Original textured green cloth, light to moderate shelfwear. Previous owner's stamps to top page edges and inside front covers, else internally clean. Uncommon. * Third edition, the last one edited by Wigmore. Originally published in 1904, Wigmore on Evidence is both a lawyer's manual of practice and an incisive and highly critical survey of the subject. Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 532.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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      N.p.: Artist, [ca. 1940-1949].. Folio. 17 x 13" (432 x 337 mm.), plus margins. Pochoir stencil on wove paper. Signed in the plate. Archivally mounted. Mat a bit scuffed, print has a few nicks and smudges at the extreme edges of the substantial margins, else about fine. A colorful and whimsical image, sometimes appearing under the alternate title, "Artist in Her Studio." Hilla R von Ehrenwiesen (1890-1967) was the artist largely credited with exposing Solomon R. Guggenheim to avant- garde art, who appointed her as the first director of the Museum of Non-Objective Art (MNOA), later the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. After meeting artists Jean Arp, Rudolf Bauer, Paul Klee and Vasily Kandinsky in Europe, R was converted to a new art form that Kandinsky called Non-Objective painting, which she embraced with great passion and fervor. Bauer, whose paintings she was obsessed with, was also her lover and mentor. From then on, R would proselytize for Non- Objective painting until her death in 1967.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Survey of Pakistan Kashmir

      Karachi: Jammer & Gilgit Agency, 1940. Government of Pakistan Full color Map 1 Inch = 16 miles. Extremely RARE OCLC locates 0 copies.. First Edition. Original Wraps. Very Good. Oblong. Middle East.

      [Bookseller: Open Door Books]
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        The Crown Agents for the Colonies - Malta - Proposed Bomb-Proof Shelters

      London: Sir Alexander Gibb & Partners,, January, 1940. Report by Sir Alexander Gibbs & Partners on a Scheme of Bomb-Proof Shelter Tunnels in Malta to accommodate 140,000 People, together with Estimates of Cost. Foolscap quarto (332 × 190 mm) Original grey cloth-backed printed boards. Letter-press title page, 24-page carbon typescript, large folding coloured linen-backed map, and 7 superbly detailed folding maps and plans with hand-colour. A little rubbed, boards browned and spotted, text lightly browned, some splits to the folds of the maps and plans professionally repaired. A remarkable document, the engineer's retained file copy - designated "SECRET", and docketed "Office Copy" - one of just three copies, a note to the first page of the text reads "Original/1 copy to Crown Agents 31/1/40". Neither of the other copies traced. A highly detailed, fully-costed proposal for the creation of a system of tunnel-form shelters under Malta, a report commissioned by the Crown Agents in December 1939, just three months after the outbreak of the war. The scheme sets out the creation of a system of shelters over three years, at a cost of £300,000, which would be sufficient for the protection of around 140,000 people, over half of Malta's population. But the reality was rather different, the then Governor Sir Charles Bonham-Carter, set out plans for a "large deep shelter programme" in June 1939; "Given the large population, and the absence of any really safe areas to which people could be evacuated, he took the view that the provision of shelters was the only responsible long-term solution to the problem of civilian protection. These proposals were approved by the Overseas Defence Committee on 12 July 1939 … but it was only shortly before the outbreak of the Italian War [June 1940] that a senior dockyard engineer … was recalled from leave in England to establish and manage a Shelter Construction Department within the Malta Administration … It seems fair to say … [that] not enough was done before the war to provide more shelter accommodation, and that progress to rectify this during wartime was then inevitably slow … It was fortunate for Malta that the heaviest German raids did not develop until 1942 by which time the deep shelter programme was much further advanced" (Austin, Malta and British Strategic Policy, p79).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Big Six. [With Illustrations by the Author]

      Jonathan Cape 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        Cunard to Canada.

      - [circa 1940]. (Poster) Very good. Litho. 41" X 25". [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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      London Newnes 1940 - First edition. 8vo. Original red cloth in the pictorial dustwrapper. A near fine book, small nick to margin of page 136 in a very good dustwrapper, some small chips to the extremities, no loss of printing. This is very scarce in the dustwrapper, this copy remaining unusually fresh and clean. Colour design to dustwrapper, colour frontis and lots of line drawings by Joyce Mercer and Rosalind Turvey. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        Robert Frost Supports Great Britain, His "Favorite Ally," During World War II

      Books Across the Sea was a cultural and literary movement founded in 1940 by Beatrice Warde& to help offset Nazi propaganda among expatriate Americans remaining in London after the fall& of France. She arranged through her mother, May Lamberton Becker, literary editor of the New& York Herald Tribune, for single copies of 70 new significant American book titles to be imported& into England in friends' hand luggage. It was necessary to import them this way as the result& of the stopping of the transatlantic trade in printed books; at that time there was a ban on the& import and export of non-essential goods into Britain to free-up shipping space for more essential& goods. The books were displayed in the offices of the Americans in Britain Outpost of& the Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies. A similar present of British-published& books was sent to America. The books were carefully selected to mirror life in the two countries& and included educational titles. Schools assembled and sent scrap books showing the daily life& of the children.& It was quickly seen that books were essential good-will ambassadors, and a formal organization& was set up to run it, with branches in Britain (in London and Edinburgh) and America (in New& York and Boston), first under the chairmanship of Professor Arthur Newall, and soon after by T.& S. Eliot. By 1944 some 2,000 volumes had been received in London and 1600 in New York. The& branches also acted as enquiry centers about life in the two countries. Books Across the Sea was& formally adopted by The English-Speaking Union in 1947 which still runs it, widening the scope& to cover other countries.& This is Robert Frost's contribution to the program: His book "A Masque of Reason," a first printing,& with an inscription both serious and humorous at the same time, reading "Only too pleased& to be sent as one of my country's gifts to my favorite ally. Robert Frost April 26, 1945. Hanover in our& only Shire State [New Hampshire]." This is the only Frost piece relating to World War II that we& can recall seeing, and all the nicer being part of the Books Across the Sea program.

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        Deutsches Reich Reisepass [cover title]

      Berlin, n.d. - Passport for Jewess Paula Sara Rübensohn marked in red "J" on first page. Issued Nov. 1940 with U.S. visa dated Feb. 1941 & transit visa through Spain in June 1941 (NAZI GERMANY) Small 8vo. B/w passport photo affixed to p. 2. 32 pp. Creasing to covers

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        A Journey Down the Green and Colorado Rivers 1940

      Phoenix. H. Walker Publishing Company. 1940 Bound in original titled wrappers. 4to. This Privately Printed Edition Limited to 300 numbered copies, of which this is #236. Signed by Barry Goldwater to Limitation page. Illustrated with a map and various drawings en texte. Very rare 1st Issue of Goldwater's renowned exploration of the Colorado and Green rivers, compiled from his personal diary of the journey. Covers reinforced with take along edges. Remnant of sticker to front cover ( not obscuring title).Internally, very crisp and clean.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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      NY:: Simon & Schuster,, 1940. Red cloth, 340pp. Illustrated. First edition. Fine in near fine d/j. Inscribed: "To Lester Del Rey who has been an inspiration to David H. Keller, Underwood, 55 Broad St., (can't make out the city), PA." A remarkable and very informative Association Copy. Rare thus. Note: The white areas on the top of the d/j are due to the camera, not on d/j, which is clean & bright

      [Bookseller: Ralph Kristiansen, Bookseller]
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        The Earthly Paradise

      London: Michael Joseph Ltd., (1940). First Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 319 pages. A novel of Columbus's third voyage to the New World, by the author of The African Queen and the Horatio Hornblower series First edition. This copy is inscribed by author. Slight spine lean and a bit of bumping to the corners, else near fine in a dust jacket with very light shelfwear to the edges. A superlative copy, and not common signed.

      [Bookseller: Eureka Books, ABAA]
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        The Kingdom of Swing (1940) (Signed)

      New York: Stackpole Sons, 1940. Book. Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author + Others. Second Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard cover, second printing January 1940, black cloth boards with silver design on front cover and silver lettering on spine, Good. Some scratches and indented spots on front and back covers. Some wrinkling on back cover. Some edgewear, especially on board corners and top/bottom of spine. Binding tight but has a little give. Pages yellowed but mostly clean except for a few pages that have some spots on the bottom. JAM-PACKED WITH AUTOGRAPHS on inside front cover, free front pages, half title page and back free pages. These include: HARRY JAMES (clipped, formerly taped, tape removed but stains remain, now glued); HENNY YOUNGMAN (clipped, glued to page) signed in red pencil: "To Jeanette All the Best Henny Youngman"; JACK ___ (illegible in pencil); MARTHA TILTON (in red pencil); RUBINOFF (in red pencil); GENE KRUPA (in black ink); TOMMY DORSEY (in pencil); JESS STACY (in pencil); FRANK SINATRA (in pencil); ANITA O'DAY (in pencil); VIDO MUSSO (in pencil); MEL POWELL (in pencil); ZIGGY ELMAN (in pencil); BUDDY RICH (in pencil); ___ ROBINSON (either Frank, Les or Ted - illegible - in pencil); COOTIE WILLIAMS (in pencil); BIG SID CATLETT (in pencil); ROY ELDRIDGE (in pencil); ARTIE SHAW (in black ink!!!); JIM MAXWELL (in pencil); HELEN FORREST (in pencil); BENNY GOODMAN (the book's author, in black ink); PHIL BRIETOFF (sp?) (in pencil); ERNIE CACERES (in black ink, clipped and glued); NICK FATOOL (in pencil, clipped and glued); FRED GUY, guitar (in pencil, clipped and glued); Sincerely ELLA FITZGERALD (in pencil, clipped and glued); and 2 illegible signatures in red pencil. Previous owner's inscription (in black ink): "This book belongs to Miss Jeanette Massey - who considers it her most prized possession - she loves swing music - loves to sing it - better than anything on the earth. This music - made famous by a guy named Benny Goodman has made the front page in American musical history and never will be forgotten." Page from Benny Goodman program with the University of Miami Symphony Orchestra at the University of Miami, dated Friday April 4th (no year) included with book. Yellow stains on back of front cover and back cover, free front page, and free back page. Darker stains on free back page. A few pages are dog eared. Original price $2 stamped on inside of back board. 265 pages. Four photo inserts have been removed and are missing. Poor condition dust jacket in four pieces, front, back and two flaps but no spine are included with book. Super-rare one of a kind book with benefits that far outweigh its flaws. One of the most impressive autograph collections of jazz greats. A collector's gem!.

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        Nymph and naiad / John Everard ; with an introduction by the author

      London : George Routledge & Sons, 1940. 1st Edition. Description: 48 photogravure plates ; 32cm. Subjects: John Everard -- Nude photography. Notes: Everard's fifth book of nudes, a collection of outdoor studies. Fine cloth copy in a good if slightly edge-torn and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Price-clipped. Some minor loss to top of dw spine. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans and biblographic material available on request.

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        Building Plans, Topography Map, Elevations, and Perspective for Mr. J. J. Noble, at 2100 17th St., San Francisco

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, July 1940 - January 1941. Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 17" x 22". 8 sheets. Job #207. Located on the Northwest Corner of 17th St. and Vermont St., San Francisco. File #1922. 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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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      Scribner's 1940 - First Edition, First Printing with the Scribner's "A" printed on the copyright page. A Fabulous copy seldom seen in this nice condition. This ORIGINAL unsophisticated dustjacket is rich in color without the common fading to the spine. This First Issue dustjacket, without the photographer's name on the back panel has the $2.75 printed price present. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp with slight wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a stunning copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation and presentation. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Clarence Day's Life with Father (First Edition, inscribed to Horace McCoy)

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. First Edition. First Edition. Humorously INSCRIBED to author Horace McCoy on the front endpaper by Russell Crouse: "For Horace McCoy / They shoot authors, don't they? / Russel Crouse." An interesting Hollywood association between two screenwriters whose work outside cinema (McCoy a novelist and Crouse a playwright) was even more significant than their work for the silver screen. Though undated, the inscription here is almost certainly from the year of publication, the final year that McCoy and Crouse worked as screenwriters for Paramount.& & "Life with Father," Lindsay and Crouse's adaptation of Clarence Day's popular "New Yorker" stories about upper class life in turn-of-the-century New York, became the longest running non-musical play on Broadway, a record it still holds today. It, in turn, was the basis for the hit 1947 film, directed by Michael Curtiz and starring an Academy award nominated William Powell, Irene Dunne, and Elizabeth Taylor.& & About Near Fine in a Very Good plus, price-clipped copy of the dust jacket. Faint spotting to the boards, light bump to the upper front tip. Jacket has minor nicking to the extremities, two short closed tears to the front panel, and a corresponding bump to the upper tip.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Journey Into Fear

      London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited,, 1940. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, edges a little rubbed and dulled, white spots to cloth, spotting to edges of text block and occasionally to contents. A very good copy in the rubbed and dulled jacket with chips and closed tears repaired with tape and paper on the verso. First edition, first impression. Scarce in the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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         Shirase Chui Tanken-ki Account of ShiraseÕs Expedition to the South Pole

      NF. Signed by Zenya Taniguchi , Tokyo, Daichi-sha. First Trade Edition, Second Edition of Shirase's biography. 18.5 cm. pp. 2, 414 text, [1], 1 advertisement. 2 full-page maps, 4 full-page black-and-white photographic plates. Thin pictorial boards with penguins in a polar landscape, dark blue sky with white and gray ice and blue penguins matching blue sky. The text of this 2nd Edition is the same as the 1940 1st edition (Ross 2.4.1) which was limited to only 15 printed copies. The maps are different, some images have been added, and the book has a smaller format and different covers. Scarce. This copy signed by Zenya Taniguchi making it a Rare copy.

      [Bookseller: Chet Ross Rare Books]
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        M. Barraud *

      Sans nom ni lieu ni date ni rien. - Affiche avant la lettre en rose impression noir 100 x 71, signée et monogrammée dans la plaque en bas à gauche, encadrée. Un brin insolée en bords. Le catalogue de l'oeuvre gravé ne recense pas cette belle composition d'une fillette qui rappelle un peu celle de l'expo de 1940 à l'Athénée, imagée d'un linoléum tiré dans les même teintes et faisant également penser au style de Matisse - N'appelait-on pas d'ailleurs Barraud le Matisse suisse ? [Cailler/Darel 199]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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