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        The Hamlet The Town The Mansion 3 LTD EDITIONS

      New York: Random House First Limited Edtion of the three novels forming the Snopes Trilogy. All signed by the author on the limitation page. The Hamlet published in 1940 is # 142 of 250 signed copies and has most of the rare fragile glassine jacket present; The Town published in 1957 is number 285 of 450 signed copies has the glassine jacket present excepting a portion to the upper spine; The Mansion, published in 1959 is number 86 of 500 signed copies and has the glassine jacket fully present. The 3 volumes are Fine in fine matching Clamshell cases. . Signed by Author. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: MDS Books]
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        The Hamlet

      NY: Random House. 1940. A fine copy of the first issue, in a very near fine, price-clipped, first issue dust jacket with a hint of rubbing to the front spine fold and a short, closed tear on the rear panel. A beautiful copy of the first volume of the Snopes trilogy, and one that has grown exceptionally uncommon in collectable condition. Provenance: the Bruce Kahn collection. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        THE HAMLET. Signed

      New York: Random House, 1940 First trade edition, first issue. Very near fine copy in an about very good, first issue dustwrapper, tanned on the spine & with a measure of reinforcing restoration at the extremities. SIGNED by Faulkner on the Half Title. 8vo., black cloth, with gilt lettering to the spine & front board. Top edge stained a deep & even maroon. The dustwrapper retains the publisher's price of $2.50 in the upper right of the front flap & features a list of ten Random House fiction titles, this one among them on the rear panel as required. The first volume of the Snopes trilogy with all the correct points. Rare thus. A great copy of this classic first volume of the Snopes trilogy; a novel about the "fantastic and fascinating family named Snopes". Basis for the movie "The Long Hot Summer" with Paul Newman, Orson Wells, & Lee Remick. An attractive copy. While signed limited editions abound, signed trade editions are very uncommon as Faulkner generally refused to sign them.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Sång och strid.

      Stockholm, Albert Bonniers förlag, 1940. 124 s. Häftad, tryckta omslag (nötta). Exlibris för Einar och Mattis Sjövall. Med egenhändigt skriven diktstrof av Lagerkvist på första, tomma sidan: »Vår människovärld har mörknat ner / men åter skall eldarna tändas / och vigda facklor som klarhet ger / med budskap kring landen sändas / Pär Lagerkvist».. Femte tusendet av första upplagan. Boken utkom på hösten 1940, men precis hälften av de 48 dikterna hade dessförinnan publicerats i olika tidningar och tidskrifter. Den handskrivna diktstrofen avslutar »Hoppets fackla» och står tryckt på s. 45. Man kan förmoda att Lagerkvist tryfferat exemplaret för någon välgörenhetsauktion under krigsåren, diktsamlingen hör till det som emellanåt benämns Lagerkvists »beredskapsdiktning». Einar Sjövall (1879-1964) var professor i patologisk anatomi och rättsmedicin i Lund, samt övertygad socialist

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      Random House NY: Random House, 1940 First edition, first prnt. Signed and dated "Sept. 25, 1940" by Clark on the front free endpage. Previous owner name and date neatly inked on front pastedown under dustjacket front flap, faint spoting to topstain; dustjacket with chipping at corners and spine ends, two inch closed tear on front panel spine fold and two shorter tears, one on the front panel bottom edge and the other on the rear panel topedge with shallow creases, edgewear, mostly on the front panel topedge. A bright, tight copy in Very Good+ conditiuon in a Very Good dustjacket with an archival cover. Clark's first novel. Signed & Dated by Author. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7�" - 9�" tall. The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

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        The Yearling [N. C. Wyeth original box]

      Charles Scribner's Sons New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. First edition thus. Original two-part decorated box with large color cover insert on cover (not reproduced in book). Original black cloth with color insert on cover (distinct from box and also not in book). twelve full-page captioned color plates by Wyeth in unique matte format. Book is pristine with no signs of wear. Box is completely in tact, an 'unsophisticated' and near fine example of a most scarce survival. It even has the original printed price label on side panel ($2.50) along with the title of the book.

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        SIGNAL - 1940-1945 (Importante e rara raccolta- in lingua italiana), Berlin, Deutscher Verlag, 1940

      27 x 35, fascicoli sciolti di circa 40 pp. cadauno, alcuni con qualche danno al dorso ed altri provenienti da legatura ma interno a posto. Straordinaria carrellata sulla seconda guerra mondiale con centinaia di foto di personaggi, soldati, armi di ogni tipo, tragedie, città , velivoli, navi, ecc. ecc., ANNO 1940 : fasc., n. 8, 10, 13. 14. 15. 17 ANNO 1941 - COMPLETO FASC. 1-24 ANNO 1942 - COMPLETO FASC. 1-24 ANNO 1943 - COMPLETO FASC. 1-24 ANNO 1944 - fasc. 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,10,11,13,14,15,16,17,18,19. ANNO 1945 - fasc. 4 La raccolta, assai rara e non divisibile, viene offerta in blocco a

      [Bookseller: Libreria e Rivisteria Ferraguti]
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        But Who Wakes the Bugler?

      Houghton Mifflin Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1940. The first book by the longtime New Yorker humorist. Warmly inscribed by the author, "recalling a most delightful and all too brief vacation," and signed "Peter." Top stain faded and a bit of play to the binding; still a near fine copy in a very good dust jacket chipped at the spine ends and with the pink faded from the spine. The book and jacket are illustrated by Charles Addams, who later gained fame as creator of "The Addams Family"; this is a very early appearance of his artwork. An uncommon first book, especially scarce signed. . First Edition. Hardcover.

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        Oskar Bergman.

      En studie. Stockholm: Fritzes Kungl. Hovbokhandel, 1940. Nr. 43 av 50 exemplar. Med en signerad originalakvarell av Oskar Bergman. 152,(1) s. Illustrerad. Bunden med båda omslag bevarade i ett samtida vackert brunt halvskinnband. Rygg med gulddekor och sex upphöjda bind. Övre guldsnitt. Fint ex. (Svensk-franska konstgalleriets gröna serie 1) 23 x 15 cm

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        Sudkuste. Text- und Bildheft mit Kartenlagen

      Berlin: Abteilung fur Kriegskarten ... [15. August] 1940. 6 inches x 8.5 inches (15 cms x 21 cms). An extraordinary 450-page book containing some 380 half-tone photographs, printed both sides, of coastal towns and locations on Britain's South coast plus 40 maps annotated with landing conditions (flat coast, steep coast, cliffs, beaches, etc). In near immaculate condiiton, stapled as issued in original green wrappers, faint library cancellation library mark on top cover, with an additional shelf label. This work was issued in Berlin in 1940 as a major cornerstone of Militargeographische Angaben uber England (effectively translating as Military/geographical Report on England) by Abteilung fur Kriegskarten und Vermessungswesen (Department for War Maps (Department for War Maps and Surveying), and was intended Nur fur den Dienstgebrauch! (For official use only) by the Generalstab des Heeres (German General Staff). This volume, arguably the most important of the German invasion documents for Unternehmen Seelowe (Operation Sealion), the invasion of Britain by large-scale troop landings along the South Coast, beare the Abgerschlossen am 15.August 1940 (Corrected to ...) date, immediately prior to the intended September 1940 invasion. In short, this extensive book of photographs and maps was prepared for high ranking military planners, officers and their staff within the top echelons of the German war machine in Berlin. Difficult to find, particularly in as nice and unmarked condition as this. (Price includes postage UK)

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        [Original Art]: Six Large Military Themed Animal Paintings

      [Circa 1940s]. Six original paintings, each measuring 17" x 25". Gouache on artist boards. Near fine with some toning to the edges of a couple of paintings and tape remnants on the rear of each, but each image is still exceptionally fresh and vivid. The six images depict various animals -- squirrel, owl, lion, dog, bear, and rooster -- all with military hats and one with a complete uniform, suggesting the art was created during World War II or possibly the Korean War. Several of the paintings appear to reinforce wartime ideals of conservation (squirrel storing nuts), education (the owl reading), and military service (the lion sitting on a pile of money with the various bills labeled "Security," "Leadership," "Welfare," "Prestige," and so on). The rear of two paintings have the fading stamp of the Simmons-Beal Agency that was located at 3 E. 40th Street in New York City from the 1930-1990s. We could find no specific information on the artist aside from references to several children's books he may have illustrated during the 1950s. While his background is unclear to us, his artistic skills are quite apparent. An amusing and clever collection of mid-century children's animal paintings promoting perceived American virtues.

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        A Set of Eight China Dinner Plates with Black and White Wildfowl Designs by Lynn Bogue Hunt, with His Explanatory Legends on the Back

      n.p ca. 1940 n.p, ca. 1940. (HUNT, LYNN BOGUE) 6-1/4 inches in diameter. . These plates have been used to dine from, and there are occasional minute scratches, but they are fine overall, and ideal for display . On November 3, 1943, Lynn Bogue Hunt wrote to Eugene V. Connett, founder, proprietor, and, in 1942, liquidator, of The Derrydale Press: "...I have been decorating highball glasses, plates, and doing porcelains for a couple of years and with considerable success on a royalty basis". Looking at these exceptionally attractive and interesting plates, it is easy to see why. Hunt's ducks, pheasant, quail and other species are vigorously depicted in flight, with Hunt's caption and signature included on the front surface. On the back of each plate is shown a pair of the subject birds and a lengthy description (about 125 words) of their characteristics and habits, lettered and signed by Hunt. Despite numerous attempts by various practitioners, sporting art does not always translate well to other media, but with these plates Hunt has successfully combined form and function with elegance and style. A BEAUTIFUL SET

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        And Touch Clean Earth I (Volume I Only)

      Phillips & Godshalk Co. Trenton, New Jersey: Phillips & Godshalk Co.. 1940. First. First edition. Stapled green wrappers. Cover woodcut by John Moment. Illustrated with linoleum cuts by William J. Flemer, III. A volume of poetry, issued together with a collection of nature stories (not present) by William J. Flemer III when both authors were students at the Lawrenceville School. Volume One, entitled And Touch by Posner is a collection of poems. Light wear, a very good copy. Inscribed by Posner: "Agnes with my love, David." Posner went on to write The Deserted Altar, the Newdigate Prize Poem at Oxford in 1956. Very scarce, especially signed. OCLC locates two copies. .

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        How "Bigger" Was Born

      New York: Harper & Brothers 1940 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's poems into publication, writing to his friend Jack Conroy, publisher of ANVIL: "Isn'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'm having. So he never submits ... " Conroy, impressed with Wright'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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        LA GIOVANE MONTAGNA, rivista mensile di studi montanari e dialettali - 1940-1944, Parma, Tipografia già cooperativa, 1940

      38 x 57, formato giornale pp. 4-6. Come direttore responsabile si firmava Eugenio Bassanini ma la vera "anima" era il senatore-notaio GIUSEPPE MICHELI (Parma 1874- Roma 1948) di area politica democristiana (ma i riconoscimenti per la grande attività svolta per la montagna parmense ed i suoi abitanti gli sono giunti da tutte le parti politiche). Il giornale, ha periodicità mensile, e pur in questi anni turbolenti tesimonia con costanza i valori parmensi (ma anche della vicina Lunigiana) con vari scritti, poesie, inchieste storiche ecc. Oltre allo stesso G. Micheli, appaiono spesso interventi di Erberto Buttini, Armando Zamboni, ANDREA GALAVERNA, RENZO PEZZANI (anche numerose sue poesie), P. FERRARI, MARCO VINCIGUERRA, Stefano Fermi, Claudio Fratta Cavalcabò, JACOPO BOCCHIALINI, Arrigo Goittardi, Guido Battelli, e tanti altri. Numerose foto e varie illustrazioni., ANNO XLI - 1940 - num. 10, 12. ANNO XLII - 1941 - num. 4, 5, 12. ANNO XLIII - 1942 - num. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 completo ANNO XLIV - 1943 - num. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12. ANNO XLV - 1944 - num. 1, 2 (1 febbraio) Offriamo in blocco questo lotto di 29 rarissimi giornali parmensi a euro

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        Happy Landing!

      Arcadia House New York: Arcadia House. 1940. First. First edition. Fine in fine, price-clipped dustwrapper. Young woman works in a cafe outside of a Texas paratrooper training school, two men fall for her, she follows them to Fort Benning. The Georgia-born Peggy Gaddis Dern wrote under both the names Peggy Gaddis and Peggy Dern. This copy Inscribed by the author to her sister: "To Goldie, the nicest sister anyone could have, with much love --- Peggy Dern, 1943." A nice association in an attractive copy. .

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        Custom Clothes. Vol. 86

      International Tailoring Co. New York and Chicago: International Tailoring Co.. (1940). Massive heavy folio. Two-part red-brown cloth gilt. A men's fashion sample book, consisting of chromolithograph and photographic illustrations, most of which face a page of large textile samples, six to a page. Slight foxing in the text, a few samples creased at the edges, but all samples are present, and very near fine. Very scarce. .

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

      In-4 p. (mm. 370x260), brossura figurata, pp. 20/24 cad., con numerose illustrazioni in bianco e nero nel testo. Di questo importante periodico quindicinale offriamo "tutto il pubblicato" in 82 fascicoli, dall?1 marzo 1940 (n. 1, Anno I) al 15 agosto 1943 (n. 15-16, Anno IV). L?ultimo numero (15-16) e? in fotocopia. ?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. 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?ermetismo, studi sull?800, sui contemporanei), critica d?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.? Così Diz. Autori Italiani Contemporanei (Vallecchi, 1974),II, p. 1081. Esemplare ben conservato.

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        The Conditions of Economic Progress.

      London, Macmillan, 1940. 8vo. Publishers cloth in dust jacket. Jacket with a little chipping and a few closed tears. A very good copy. XII,504 pp.. First edition of the author's main work. Colin Grant Clark (1905-89) was a British economist and statistician. He was widely noted for his groundbreaking work in economic statistics and national income estimates, Clark was also among the first economists to use gross national product rather than national income as the basis of his studies. In his best known work "The Conditions of Economic Progress" he presented the first study to make quantitatively evident the gulf between European countries and the rest of the world

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        12 originale akvareller til "Bogen om Lasse og Dyrene."

      Kbhvn., 1940. Hvert ark måler 28 x 23 cm.. 5 af akvarellerne med alternativ udgave på bagsiden. Alle signerede. Vedlagt "Bogen om Lasse og Dyrene" af Detleff Boolsen. Kbhvn. 1941.. Knud Kyhn, 1880-1969, dansk maler og keramisk billedhugger, uddannet 1900-04 på Kunstakademiet og Kunstnernes Frie Studieskoler. Kyhn hører til 1900-t.s betydeligste danske dyreskildrere. Han fortsatte traditionen fra Fynboerne, ikke mindst Johannes Larsen, og koncentrerede sig om dyrenes bevægelser og lysets spil i malerier, akvareller, tegninger og keramiske arbejder. Gennem samarbejde fra 1904 med Den Kgl. Porcelainsfabrik, Bing & Grøndahl og Herman A. Kähler nåede hans dyrefigurer, overvejende i glaseret stentøj, ud til et stort publikum. Han illustrerede bl.a. værker af Achton Friis. Fra 1908 udstillede Kyhn med Den Frie Udstilling (afbrudt 1915-17 af Grønningen). Hans bopæl og værksted (fra 1934) i Farum åbnedes 1993 for offentligheden. (Store Danske). På akvarellerne er motiverne forårspløjning, rådyr, harer, ræve, egern, grævling, storke, råger og lappedykkere

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        18 offprints on antisepsis, chemotherapy, including the discovery of Lysozyme, the first antibiotic discovered

      1922-1940. No Dust Jacket. Discovery of Lysozyme and Penicillin Fleming, Alexander (1881-1955). Collection of 18 offprints, as listed below. Various sizes (largest is 249 x 185 mm.). All in original wrappers or without wrappers as issued; see below for more detailed condition statements. 12 of the 18 offprints are presentation copies, with the author's stamp and (in one case) inscription. Very good set. First Separate Editions, including the extremely rare offprint of Fleming's first major discovery--lysozyme. Garrison-Morton 1910.1. Fleming, who shared the Nobel Prize in 1945 for his discovery of penicillin, devoted most of his career to investigating antibacterial mechanisms in the human body. This group of offprints--two-thirds of which are presentation copies--highlights Fleming's investigations of lysozyme, and of the antibacterial properties of sulfonamides. Lysozyme, one of the body's defenses against bacterial infection, was discovered by Fleming in 1921 during a search for agents that slowed bacterial growth but were not-unlike most chemical antiseptics-too toxic to take internally. One day, when he had a cold, he added a drop of mucus to a bacterial culture and found, to his surprise, that it dissolved the bacteria. Upon investigation Fleming found that the active agent was present not only in nasal mucus but in tears, blood serum, milk and saliva. His first paper on lysozyme (no. [1] below; Garrison-Morton 1910.1) was published in 1922. Lysozyme and penicillin (discovered in 1928) are Fleming's two outstandingly important antibacterial discoveries. Although of limited use pharmacologically, lysozyme deserves pride of place as the first discovered antibiotic, and it has also proved valuable in studies of bacterial cytology due to its specific disruptive action on the cell walls of certain gram-positive organisms. After the publication of Gerhard Domagk's landmark paper on Prontosil, the first of the "sulfa" drugs, Fleming began researching the antibacterial properties of sulfonamides [nos. 9, 10, 15]. Sulfonamides were the first chemically-based drugs to show only minimal toxicity; effective against a wide range of microbes, they were the "wonder drugs" prior to the stabilization and purification of penicillin (by Florey and Chain) in 1940.. 1. On a remarkable bacteriolytic element found in tissues and secretions. Garrison-Morton 1910.1. Offprint from Proc. Roy. Soc. B 93 (1922). [306]-317pp. Plate. Orig. printed wrappers, tear in rear wrapper mended with tape, some creasing. Presentation inscription on front cover: "With the author's compliments." Rear wrapper stamped "H. C." (for Harvey Cushing?). Stamp of Yale Medical Historical Library. 2. On the effect of variations of the salt content of blood on its bactericidal power in vitro and in vivo. Brit. J. Exp. Path. 7 (1926). 274-281pp. Orig. printed wrappers, front wrapper stamped "With the author's compliments." Stamp of William H. Welch Medical Library, Johns Hopkins. 3. A simple method of removing leucocytes from blood. Offprint from Brit. J. Exp. Path. 7 (1926). 281-286pp. Plate. Orig. printed wrappers, front wrapper stamped "With the author's compliments." Stamp of William H. Welch Med. Lib. 4. On the development of strains of bacteria resistant to lysozyme action and the relation of lysozyme action to intracellular digestion. Offprint from Brit. J. Exp. Path. 8 (1927). 214-218pp. Orig. printed wrappers, front wrapper a bit soiled. 5. On the influence of temperature on the rate of agglutination of bacteria. Offprint from Brit. J. Exp. Path. 9 (1928). 231-235pp. Orig. printed wrappers, front wrapper a bit soiled. 6. The bactericidal power of human blood and some methods of altering it. Offprint from Proc. Roy. Soc. Med. 21 (1928). 25-33pp. Orig. printed wrappers. 7. Arris and Gale lecture on lysozome. A bacteriolytic ferment found normally in tissues and secretions. Offprint from Lancet (1929). 12pp. Without wrappers as issued. Sl. soiled. 8. Some problems in the use of antiseptics. Offprint from Brit. Dental J. (1931). 13pp. Orig. printed wrappers, front wrapper stamped "With the author's compliments." Stamp of William H. Welch Med. Lib. 9. The antibacterial action in vitro of 2-(p-aminobenzenesulphonamido) pyridine on pneumococci and streptococci. Offprint from Lancet (1938). 14pp. Original printed self-wrappers, front wrapper stamped "With the author's compliments." 10. Serum and vaccine therapy in combination with sulphanilamide or M and B 693. Offprint from Proc. Roy. Soc. Med. 32 (1939). 911-920pp. Orig. wrappers, front wrapper stamped "With the author's compliments." 11. Recent advances in vaccine therapy. Offprint from Brit. Med. J. 2 (1939). 16pp. Without wrappers as issued. Stamp of William H. Welch Med. Lib. 12. The effects of antiseptics on wounds. Offprint from Proc. Roy. Soc. Med. 33 (1940). 8pp. Without wrappers as issued, first page stamped "With the author's compliments." 13. Antiseptics and chemotherapy. Offprint from Proc. Roy. Soc. Med. 33 (1940). 10pp. Without wrappers as issued, first page stamped "With the author's compliments." Stamp of William H. Welch Med. Lib. 14. Discussion on the effect of antiseptics on wounds. Offprint from Proc. Roy. Soc. Med. 33 (1940). 487-502pp. Orig. printed wrappers. 15. Observations on the bacteriostatic action of sulphanilamide and M & B 693 and on the influence thereon of bacteria and peptone. Offprint from J. Path. & Bacteriol. 50 (1940). [2], 69-81pp. Original printed wrappers, front wrapper stamped "With the author's compliments." 16. Chemotherapy in ophthalmology. Offprint from Modern Trends in Ophthalmology (London: Butterworth, 1940). 493-498pp. Original printed wrappers indicating that this is an author's presentation copy; front wrapper stamped "With the author's compliments." 17. Chemotherapy and wound infection. Offprint from Proc. Roy. Soc. Med. 34 (1941). 6pp. Without wrappers as issued, first page stamped "With the author's compliments." 18. A pneumcoccus which required CO2 for its growth. Offprint from Lancet (1941). 2pp. Without wrappers as issued, first page stamped "With the author's compliments." Stamp of William H. Welch Med. Lib.

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        [Lagercrantz] Den frivillige.

      Nr 1-10. Haparanda, Haparanda-Tornedalens tryckeriaktiebolag respektive (Rovaniemi, Lapinkansa kirjapaino), 1940. 4 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 1 + 4 + 4 s. Spår av vikning. Några enstaka helt obetydliga revor i marginalerna. Gott skick. Ur Olof Lagercrantz bibliotek.. Åhlén & Åhlén Censur och tryckfrihet 19.82. Lagercrantz var efter det sovjetiska anfallet på Finland den 30 november 1939 ivrigt engagerad som organisatör, debattör och talare för Finlands sak. Han tillhörde dem inom sammanslutningen Nordens frihet som ansåg att Sverige omedelbart borde gå i krig på Finlands sida. Den 22 december meddelade han på ett möte sina planer att starta en tidning för frivilligkåren och förslaget godtogs. Den 28 januari utkom första numret. Lagercrantz var ensam redaktör och skrev också lejonparten av materialet, framförallt i början. Några ledare skrevs av kårstabens chef, Carl August Ehrensvärd. Journalisten Karl-Erik Hillgren bidrog ganska flitigt och stod enligt uppgift för ett helt nummer, oklart vilket. Harry Martinson bidrar i nummer 3 med dikten "Soldat" och i nummer 7 med dikten "Till de fallna", båda skrivna "för Den frivillige". Även Jarl Hemmer, Gunnar Mascoll Silfverstolpe och Erik Asklund har lämnat bidrag. Naturligtvis kunde man också läsa dagordrar och tal av Mannerheim, rapporter om krigsläget och det politiska spelet, intervjuer med soldater samt se fotografier från fronten och av vackra lottor (!). Även sportnyheter, serier och annan underhållning gavs visst utrymme. Nummer 7 distribuerades aldrig, vilket förklaras i en notis i nummer 9: "Det sjunde numret var färdigt kvällen den 12 mars och trycktes natten mellan den 12 och 13 mars. När några hundra nummer av upplagan tryckts ingick meddelande om att fred slutits och detta gjorde i ett slag hela numret förlegat och inaktuellt. Det var ingenting annat att göra än att stoppa pressen". Nummer 8 består av ett enda blad tryckt på ena sidan och försett med sorgkant. Det handlar om freden och beskriver den förtvivlan som den svenska frivilligkåren - och inte minst redaktören själv - kände över det hårda fredsslutet. I mycket hätska ordalag skriver Lagercrantz om hur Sverige "som alltjämt styres av en vanärans och neslighetens regering" har svikit sitt broderland. Numret trycktes i Finland och stoppades på grund av sitt innehåll av svensk polis vid gränsen. Det mötte även mycket hård kritik i pressen och kostade Lagercrantz hans plats som recensent på den regeringslojala "Dagens nyheter". Nummer 9 och 10 upptas till stor del av artiklar om fredsslutet, sammanfattningar av frivilligkårens historia och planer för framtiden. Tidningens korta och stormiga historia, dess läsekrets bestående av krigförande trupper och det stora formatet på skört tidningspapper har gjort den mycket sällsynt, särskilt i komplett skick

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        The D.A. Goes to Trial (First Edition, inscribed)

      William Morrow New York: William Morrow, 1940. First Edition. First Edition. Warmly INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper: "To Noni / Who wrote the damn thing leaving me only with the job of dictating it / Yours / Erle Stanley Gardner. According to Dorothy Hughes' biography of Gardner, Noni Bibler was one of Gardner's early assistants, and clearly took down much of this novel from dictation. Dampstain to the bottom right corner of the front board, endpapers toned, else Near Fine in an about Very Good dust jacket with small chips at the extremities and some of the usual color-fading to the pink spine title. The fourth Doug Selby novel.

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        Farewell, my Lovely

      Knopf New York: Knopf, 1940. First edition. 20 cm; 375, [3] pages. Cloth in dust jacket. Dust jacket frayed, chipped with some loss, and stained lightly on upper panel. Text unblemished, if well read. True first edition that has been around the block. Writers at BBC Radio 4 came up with a brief summary of Raymond Chandler (1888-1959) that beats the hell out of anything I could come up with: "Philip Marlowe is a moral man in an amoral world. California in the 1940s and 1950s is as beautiful as a ripe fruit and rotten to the core, reflecting all the tarnished glitter of the American Dream. ..." Farewell My Lovely (1940) was Chandler's second novel, and has been adapted for film three times. When Philip Marlowe sees a huge, loudly dressed man casually throwing a bouncer out onto the the pavement as he goes into a bar, he knows it's time to walk away, so he follows him inside. The big guy is Moose Molloy, recently released from an eight-year prison sentence and now on the hunt for his old sweetheart, a red-haired nightclub singer named Velma Valento. Marlowe follows a trail which includes a stick-up, blackmail, an irresistable blonde, a psychic, drugs and murder, and it leads him all the way to the top of a corrupt state of California.

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        Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. A suite of proofs of the eight line engravings by Stephen Gooden for this book

      London: Done for the George G. Harrap Co. limited edition of 125 copies 1940 London: Done for the George G. Harrap Co. limited edition of 125 copies, 1940. Four proofs measure 6 x 4 inches, four are various smaller sizes; all have generous margins. . Fine condition. All eight proofs are signed and dated in pencil, lower right margin. Campbell Dodgson 121-128 . Stephen Gooden (1892-1955) was the most accomplished line engraver of his time. He illustrated a number of books, among them the Nonesuch Press Bible, the Rubaiyat, the Fables of La Fontaine, George Moore's The Brook Kerith, and Aesop's Fables. In addition, he produced a notable series of bookplates, including a number for The Royal Family, and was the official designer to the Bank of England. Because his work invariably appeared in limited editions, which restricted the public's access to his work, he is not as well known--particularly in America--as he deserves to be, but his work is unsurpassed

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        A Journey Down the Green and Colorado Rivers 1940

      H. Walker Publishing Company. 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.

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        Penicillin as a Chemotherapeutic Agent. + Further Observations on Penicillin.

      London, Hazell, Watson & Viney, 1940-41. Extracted from The Lancet, 24 August 1940 p.226-28, 16 August 1941 p.177-88. Recent paper wrappers.. First editions. Alexander Fleming's discovery of penicillin "might well have become an obscure scientific curiosity but for the work of Chain and Florey" (Printing and the Mind of Man). "Penicillin as a Chemotherapeutic Agent" reported their first clinical tests of penicillin, on mice; "Further Observations on Penicillin" detailed the first tests on humans, and suggested methods of large-scale production of penicillin. Chain and Florey shared the 1945 Nobel Prize in Medicine with Fleming "for the discovery of penicillin and its curative effect in various infectious diseases". PMM 420(b), Norman 437, GM 1933

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        Originalt fotografi: En Thule-Eskimo klarer Skagler under en Bjørnejagt i Melvillebugten.

      Jette Bangs Grønlandsbilleder udgivet af Forlaget Normann Zeuthen, Søtoften 3, Gentofte. Uden år (c. 1940). Sort/hvid tryk. 50 x 60 cm (h x b). Let plettet og med en lille smule kantslitage. En enkelt lille kuglepensstreg på motivet, elllers velholdt. Vedlagt er den originale trykte beskrivelse af fotografiet.. Signeret af Jette Bang i nederste højre hjørne.** Smukt og levende fotografi af den dygtige fotografi Jette Bang. Over flere gange rejste hun i 1930'erne og 1940'erne til Grønland, hvor hun fotograferede eskimoerne og fangerlivet realistisk og indgående. Det blev til flere smukke fotobøger og i dag anerkendes hun stadig som én af Danmarks væsentligste fotografer (se f.eks. Ingrid Fischer Jonge's 28 Danske Fotobøger).*** Fotografiet er en flot og velkomponeret scene af en Thule-eskimo med sin slæde og hunde foran et dramatisk islandskab. Jette Bangs fotografier står i dag som enestående dokumentation over en nu forsvunden kultur

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        Ashley Hall, Charleston, SC

      New York: F. S. Lincoln, Photographer. Fine; Signed by Artist. ca 1940. First Edition; First Printing. Print. 7.25"x9.5" vintage gelatin silver print, original mounting by F. S. Lincoln. Pencil Signed by F. S. Lincoln on the mount and studio stamped on the verso, 821P2. Fine condition; Part of F. S. Lincoln's studies of Charleston. The spiral staircase of the McBee House at Ashley Hall, the famed all-girls schools [first Lady Barbara Bush is an alumna], formerly known as Patrick Duncan House on 172 Rutledge Avenue, built ca. 1815 ; Photograph .

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      In-8 p., 54 voll., cartonato edit., ben illustrati in b.n. e a colori, nel t. e in tavv. f.t. (i primi voll. ca. 150 pp., gli ultimi ca. 450 pp.). Offriamo una "collezione completa" di questa prestigiosa pubblicazione, dal 1940 (Anno I) al 1993 + 2 voll. di Indici: voll. I-XXV (1940-64) e voll. XXVI-XL (1965-79). La "Strenna dei Romanisti", che dal 1940 esce ininterrottamente ogni 21 aprile (ed è tuttora pubblicata), raccoglie ogni anno una serie di articoli riguardanti la Capitale e suoi dintorni, su argomenti che spaziano dalle tradizioni all?arte, dalla letteratura al costume, a fatti della vita quotidiana, purchè totalmente inediti. Esemplare molto ben conservato.

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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, couple of tiny marks. Spine has gilt lines and title. Internally, NO inscriptions, some light offsetting from turnins, no inscriptions, (xi), (2), 2-213 pp, [2], an edition limited to 175 copies, bilingual text, Welsh on Verso, English on Recto. (Harrop 41) The visions, written by a country parson, were first published in 1703. Distinguished by brilliant imagery and style, the work is a classic of Welsh prose literature, the 24th edition and the 3rd to appear in English.

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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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        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.

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        THE HAMLET. Signed

      New York: Random House, 1940 First trade edition, first issue. Very near fine copy in an about very good, first issue dustwrapper, tanned on the spine & with a measure of reinforcing restoration at the extremities. SIGNED by Faulkner on the Half Title. 8vo., black cloth, with gilt lettering to the spine & front board. Top edge stained a deep & even maroon. The dustwrapper retains the publisher's price of $2.50 in the upper right of the front flap & features a list of ten Random House fiction titles, this one among them on the rear panel as required. The first volume of the Snopes trilogy with all the correct points. Rare thus. A great copy of this classic first volume of the Snopes trilogy; a novel about the "fantastic and fascinating family named Snopes". Basis for the movie "The Long Hot Summer" with Paul Newman, Orson Wells, & Lee Remick. An attractive copy. While signed limited editions abound, signed trade editions are very uncommon as Faulkner generally refused to sign them.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        The Hamlet

      NY: Random House. 1940. A fine copy of the first issue, in a very near fine, price-clipped, first issue dust jacket with a hint of rubbing to the front spine fold and a short, closed tear on the rear panel. A beautiful copy of the first volume of the Snopes trilogy, and one that has grown exceptionally uncommon in collectable condition. Provenance: the Bruce Kahn collection. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Roger Fry

      The Hogarth Press London: The Hogarth Press, 1940. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Some offsetting to free endpapers from reaction with pastedowns. Green cloth a little faded at spine. Very good copy in a very good dust jacket with some minor restoration at spine ends.

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        Native Son ( 1st/1st - First Issue )

      Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1940. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York 1940. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. States First Edition on the copyright page with "A-P' beneath. The first edition statement was removed with later printings. Blue cloth binding. Title in red and gray at the front board and the spine. First issue jacket in yellow and green without reviews at the rear panel and priced at $2.50. Scarce in the jacket. {ref: Ahearn, McBride, Russell}. Books comes with a newspaper clipping about the author's death from 1960. Book Condition: Very Good+, minor shelf wear, minor spots on the board front board, previous owner's name at the front endpaper with a small minor surface tear from the removal of a pricing sticker, clean pages, tight spine, minor age toning at the endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, original jacket priced at $2.50 at the front flap, no reviews at the rear panel, shelf wear and light chipping at the jacket spine, sunning at the jacket spine, four small pieces of tape at the foot of the panels and at the spine.

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        Carbon typescript of "Complete Designs"

      N.p, n.d. [ca. 1940?]. 11 x 8-1/2 inches. 16 pp., approximately 5000 words, on rectos of unruled typing paper. Leaves are browned and fragile, a few tiny marginal nicks, else remarkably fine

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        The Grapes of Wrath (2 vols. LEC, ills by Benton)

      New York, NY, U. S. A: Limited Editions Club, 1940-01-01. First Edition. Leather. Very Good+ (8 of 10). Thomas Hart Benton. Signed. John Steinbeck; Illustrator-Thomas Hart Benton. - The Grapes of Wrath (2 vols. LEC, ills by Benton). First Edition. Quarto (4to). Two volume set. Original "grass-cloth" boards and rawhide (leather) spines. Very minimal shelfwear. Original slipcase is heavily worn, with broken seams and chipping - but it has done it's job and protected the actual volumes. Lithographs by Thomas Hart Benton. Number 1116 of 1146 published, signed by the artist (Benton) at the end of volume 2. Contains a prefatory remarks by Joseph Henry Jackson titled "John Steinbeck and the Grapes of Wrath" and Thomas Craven titled "Thomas Benton and the Grapes of Wrath." Printed note from the publisher about the binding laid-in to volume 2. This copy is *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* by Thomas Hart Benton at the rear limitation page in volume 2 (as Benton). some minor wear to the joints (the exterior flexible fold where book cover meets book spine) as the rawhide leather needs more care. Ink gift inscription on the side of the slipcase "Best Wishes, on Christmas 1941, Andy".. * * * * * * * * * * {FREE Media Mail Shipping! Images available for any item, just ask. Any images shown next to the listing that have our watermark on them are the exact item you will receive, all other images are for reference only. Free delivery confirmation for domestic orders. Books with Author signatures are guaranteed authentic. We understand collectors needs in terms of accurate grading and proper packaging. We stand behind our descriptions 100%. All items will be shipped securely to insure that they arrive in exactly the same condition in which they left. May have small easily erasable pencil markings on first page. Our Packing Slips do not contain any pricing information so you may order items as Gifts or for Dropship without concern. We ship every Monday, Wednesday & Friday morning. All items subject to prior sale. Why the odd prices? We run a percent discount for our Biblio listings, which insures Biblio has our lowest prices online, but does give odd change.}

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