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        Deutsches Reich Reisepass [cover title]

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        [Steinbeck, John] A Letter Written in Reply to a Request for a Statement About his Ancestry

      Stamford, CT: Overbrook Press, 1940. First book edition. One of 350 copies. Inscribed by the Reverend L. M. Birkhead, the National Director of the Friends of Democracy, to the novelist Laura Hobson. Published "because of its peculiar interest at this time," as indicated on the dedication page, the text consists of two letters: the first from Birkhead to Steinbeck, and the second, Steinbeck's response. Steinbeck addresses the rumor about his purported Jewish heritage and the claim that The Grapes of Wrath was Jewish propaganda. Closing his letter, Steinbeck writes "Those who wish for one reason or another to believe me Jewish will go on believing it while men of good will and good intelligence won't care one way or another. I can prove these things of course -- but when I shall have to -- the American democracy will have disappeared." A very fine association copy in boards with paper label and original glassine.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        THE NORTHS MEET MURDER

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company,. [1940]. original orange cloth, front and spine panels stamped in blue.. Bump and some wear to upper front right corner, some rubbing and wear. to lower edges and corners, a very good copy in very good dust jacket. with small chips from front corners and lower edge of front panel,. chipping to head of spine panel affecting a bit of the title. lettering, and small abrasion to upper right front cover. (#140364). First edition. The first mystery novel by this writing team. The series characters appeared in novels for 25 years, a radio series featuring the characters had a long run also and won an Edgar for best radio play. A Haycraft-Queen cornerstone.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        MIRO. (Seiyo Bijutsu Bunko.)

      Tokyo (Atelier sha), 1940.. 36, (10)pp., 49 plates (including frontispiece in color). Dec. wraps., with portrait of Miró on the front cover. Covers a bit chipped and worn.

      [Bookseller: Ars Libri Ltd]
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        The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1940. First edition, first printing with the date on the title page of the author's first novel and masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows only light wear. Inscribed by the author on the front endpage. Housed in a custom clamshell box. A very sharp copy, most uncommon signed and inscribed. With the publication of her first novel, The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter, Carson McCullers, became a literary sensation. With its profound sense of moral isolation and its compassionate glimpses into its characters' inner lives, the novel is considered McCullers' finest work, an enduring masterpiece. "To me the most impressive aspect of The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter is the astonishing humanity that enables a white writer, for the first time in Southern fiction, to handle Negro characters with as much ease and justice of those of her own race. This cannot be accounted for stylistically or politically; it seems to stem from an attitude toward life." (Richard Wright) "A remarkable book . . . [McCullers] writes with a sweep and certainty that are overwhelming." (The New York Times)

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        The Yield of the Years; A Story of Adventure Afloat and Ashore + Typed Letter

      Published by Hutchinson & Co. Ltd., 32-36 Paternoster Row, London First Edition 1940. London 1940. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original black cloth covers, dulled gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 9½'' x 6¼''. Contains 303 [24 page catalogue] printed pages of text with 27 monochrome photographs throughout. Rubbing to the spine ends and corners, slight spine slant, cheap paper slightly tanned to the margins, no dust wrapper. Australian born officer of The Royal Navy, counter-intelligence officer and a British Conservative Party Politician who was instrumental in infiltrating the Hindu-German Conspiracy during the First World War. Inside the front cover is an original typed letter by the author on his personal letter-headed paper 'Admiral Sir Guy Gaunt, Tangier, Morocco' referring to the publication of this book, sadly he did not sign it. Member of the P.B.F.A.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        FIFI , A rare Bemelmans title, Boldly SIGNED with Full Signature by Author Illustrator on title pg in Black Ink,, this is the adventure of Lord Fimple Fample's poodle that is kidnapped in Africa by natives but is eventually reunited with it's family.

      NY: Simon & Schuster , Reehl Litho Co, 1940 - HARDBACK NODustjacket, 1940 on copyright page and no additional printings listed, 1st Edition, 1st Printing , VG-/GOOD-, AS-IS, NOJACKET, 4to, (9 1/4 x 12 1/4") pictorial Color boards with Red Cloth spine, Much rub of edges bookcvr and tip wear rub & Light scuff rub edges & Back Cover show some wear scratch marks & Light Stain, Interior Nice tight, Clean Light Wear, FOX, UNPAGINATED ,Simply told in verse and marvelously illustrated in bright color on every page., Color illustration on front board of Fifi sitting in a High Back Blue Chair with Large Red Bow in Her Hair, with her beau, a Dog, sitting on the floor beside the chair. Illustration of Fifi alone on back board. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bluff Park Rare Books]
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        Dusk of Dawn

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company,, 1940. An Essay Toward an Autobiography of a Race Concept. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine in white, top edge dyed red. With the dust jacket. A little rubbed at the tips, endpapers toned. An excellent copy in the rubbed, creased, spotted, and chipped jacket with fade spine panel. First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. An important autobiographical account of the way in which contemporary concepts of race had affected the author's life.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Woman with pottery.

      1940. 1940 - Gouache painting. 21 x 14 inches. Signed and dated 1940. Framed and glazed. The artist did murals with Diego Rivera.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Portrait of Jennie (First Edition)

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. First Edition. First Edition. Fine in a stunning, Fine dust jacket. Book is unread, with only some offsetting at the front endpaper to note. Jacket is exceptionally fresh and Fine, with absolutely none of the usual fading to the pink lettering at the jacket spine panel. It is difficult to imagine a nicer copy. Basis for the 1948 film directed by William Dieterle and starring Joseph Cotten and Jennifer Jones.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        The Hamlet

      Random House, 1940. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Random House, New York 1940. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Printing on the copyright page with no additional printings listed. Black cloth boards. Top edge red. Color illustrated title page. Book Condition: Very Good, light shelf wear, spots on the boards, stain at the top edge which does not penetrate the pages, age toning, stamped by a previous bookseller at the front endpaper, surface tears at the front endpaper with light spots. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, early jacket priced at $3.00 at the front flap, shelf wear and chipping, darkening at the rear panel.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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        Walt Disney's Fantasia

      S&S,NY 1940 - HBDJ, DJ tattered edges & Spine, 5" piece DJ missing from Spine, Scarce w/DJ,bk VG cond,1940, 1st edition, 2nd Printing, VG/GOOD+ [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bluff Park Rare Books]
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        Deutsches Kursbuch Jahresfahrplan 1944 / 1945. Gültig vom 3. Juli 1944 an bis auf weiteres. Gesamtausgabe 6 Teile in einem Band. Zzgl. 1. Nachtrag zum Deutschen Kursbuch und großer Übersichtskarte für den Fernverkehr.

      Deutsche Reichs-Postreklame GmbH. und August Scherl Nachfolger. BTB Branchen- und Fernsprechbuch-Verlag. Berlin 1940. - Lok Gr.-8°. Quadratisch. 23 cm x 20 cm. Neuer schwarzer Halblederband mit lederecken. Enthält: 68 S. Inhaltsverzeichnis; 112 S. Verzeichnis der Fernverbindungen zzgl. Titelblatt mit rückseitigiger Übersichtskarte; 14 S. Zug- und Wagenverzeichnis; je mit Deckblättern aus stärkerem Papier und mit Netzkarten folgen die 6 Teile: Teil 1 mit 256 Seiten/ Teil 2 mit 152 Seiten/ Teil 3 mit 100 Seiten/ Teil 4 mit 132 Seiten/ Teil 5 mit 142 Seiten/ Teil 6 mit 132 Seiten. Teil 1 mit zwei Seiten an den Rändern etwas lädiert. Übersichtskarte dreimal längs und quergefaltet, an den Faltstellen Einrisse. Der 1. Nachtrag mit 93 Seiten, geheftet liegt - wie die große Karte auch- in hinterer Deckelinnentasche. Bis auf die wenigen aufgeführten Mängel ein collationiertes. Ein vollständiges, gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Teil 1: Berliner Nahverkehr, Schleswig-Holstein und Mecklenburg, Pommern und Danzig-Westpreußen, Ostpreußen, Wartheland, Schlesien, Sachsen und Sudetenland. / Teil 2: Thüringen, Hessen, Hannover, Westfalen und Oldenburg. / Teil 3: Rheinisch-Westfälisches Industriegebiet und Rheinland. / Teil 4: Rheinhessen, Saar-Pfalz, Lothringen, Luxemburg, Elsaß, Baden und Württemberg. / Teil 5: Bayern, Vorarlberg und Tirol, Salzburg, Ober- und Niederdonau, Wien, Kärnten und Steiermark. / Teil 6: Protektorat Böhmen und Mähren, Generalgouvernement, Nord- und Ostseebäderverkehr, Fluß- und Binnensee-Schifffahrt und Bergbahnen. 1800

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Carl Wegner]
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        A Stricken Field

      Duell, Sloan and Pearce, New York 1940 - First edition. Tape shadows on the boards, else near fine in an attractive, near very good, price-clipped dustwrapper with several internally repaired tears, and a scrape on the spine, probably from a removed sticker. Inscribed by the author: "For Mr. and Mrs. Rogers, with all good wishes fron their friend Martha Gelhorn. Sun Valley." See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Germany: Jekyll and Hyde. Translated from the German by Wilfrid David.

      London Secker and Warburg 1940 - Original-Leinwand; 8°; 327 (1) Seiten. Erstausgabe. Ex Libris auf Voratz; Bibliotheksstempel auf Titelblatt; gutes Exemplar. 400 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Fluck]
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        LONG WINTER

      1940. 1. WILDER,LAURA INGALLS. THE LONG WINTER. NY: Harper Bros. (1940), not 1st ed.. 8vo (6 x 8 1/4"), tan pictorial cloth, Fine in VG dust wrapper frayed at spine ends. Illustrated by HELEN SEWELL and MILDRED BOYLE with color frontis plus black & whites in text. In this sixth Little House book, fearing a harsh winter, Pa moves the family into town. THIS COPY IS SIGNED BY LAURA INGALLS WILDER on the half title. The owner's grandparents knew Wilder and had her sign this book which they also inscribed to him. Books signed by Wilder are rare.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        THE DEPUTY SHERIFF OF COMANCHE COUNTY

      Tarzana, CA: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., 1940 Zeuschner, 110. Heins, DS-1. Fine in fine and bright, as new, unlaminated dust jacket.. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Illus. by John Coleman Burroughs.

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine and Rare Books]
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        INDUSTRIAL VISTA

      [nd, probably ca. 1940].. Watercolor on paper laid on board, 20 x 27 inches, framed under glass. Signed lower right: "H. Gasser." Very good condition. Gasser (1909-81) is known for his landscapes of urban and industrial scenes in the United States. This view shows a steel mill, probably in western Pennsylvania, and is characteristic of the lyrical nobility Gasser's works lent to industrial structures, not unlike that of better known contemporaries such as Sheeler. Works by Gasser are in the permanent collection of The Philadelphia Museum of Art. WHO WAS WHO IN AMERICAN ART, p.225.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        "Riviera Coupe" Concept Art

      [Detroit]: 1940. Mixed media on paper. Signed "Richard H. Arbib" and dated "9/24/40". 15 1/8 x 23 inches. Framed. 25 1/4 x 31 1/4 inches. A conceptual precursor of the famous Riviera of a later era This Arbib drawing was from his early involvement with GM's Styling Section under Harley Earl. It anticipates the famous Buick Riviera, which first appeared in 1949, also a 2 door hardtop. The Riviera Buick is most famous for the one which appeared on the market in 1963. Like this distant predecessor, it was sleek and sexy, comfortable and speedy. Arbib's drawing emphasizes the sleek contoured shape that seems the antithesis of the boxy cars of the 20's. At evening, in a California-like (or Riviera) seaside setting, the stylish coupe with its stylish driver pull up in front of a neo-Moorish portal where woman who looks like a model awaits him, cool and handsome like the car. Richard Arbib was a tireless industrial designer whose work ranged from watches to yachts, and included many lasting automotive innovations. Born in Gloversville, New York of Egyptian parentage, he attended Pratt. He worked on GM's exhibition at the 1939 World's Fair, and then various automotive, industrial and military designers (during the war) until he set up his own firm in New York in 1949. His work during the 1950's was especially important to the future as many of his dynamic and "space-age" designs were incorporated into production models of the late 50's, 60's and 70's. He also supplied illustrations to science fiction magazines and novels. Frederick Sharf, Richard H. Arbib 1917-1995 Visionary American Designer. 2006.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        BIGGLES IN THE BALTIC

      Published by Oxford University Press, 1940. Hardback. Very Good/Very Good. Illustrated by Leigh, Howard & Sindall, Alfred. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. A Tale of the Second Great War. Light brown pictorial cloth. Colour frontis plus 6 full-page b/w illustrations. 256 pages. Thin edition, 2 asterisks on half-title page. Couple of illustrations neatly coloured. Bottom of spine bumped. Scarce pictorial wrapper has a couple of 1" closed tears and is a little edge-creased. Overall an excellent copy not often found with its original wrapper. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        FAULKNER'S SNOPES TRILOGY: HAMLET, TOWN, MANSION. [CT FIRSTS IN DJS]

      NY: Random House. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1940, 1957, 1959. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; A complete set of the Snopes Trilogy in First Edition. Most strikingly attractive and clean. 3 Titles (the “Snopes” trilogy). ++ THE HAMLET. NY: Random House, 1940. 8vo. Black cloth stamped in red and silver, top edge stained red. Very good, eps lightly toned. In a very good DJ with shallow edgewear to head and foot of spine. 1st trade edition in 2nd state DJ (rear panel has “Excerpts from the First Reviews…”). Petersen A20b. ++ THE TOWN. Random House, (1957). 8vo. Wine red cloth stamped in gray and gold, gray threaded endpapers. Top edge’s blue-gray stain faded. Slight wear to a limited area along lower portion of outer edge of pp305-342. Otherwise near fine. DJ has a little wear near spine ends and corners, . “$3.95” DJ price, “5/57” prtd at lower corner of front flap. 1st edition, 1st state: On p327, line 10 repeats line 8. Petersen A34a. ++ THE MANSION. Random House, (1959). 8vo. Blue cloth stamped in gilt and light blue, top edge stained yellow, blue endpapers. Near fine in near fine DJ with barely visible tiny tears around DJ’s spine ends. 1st trade edition in 1st state DJ (“$4.75” DJ price, “10/59” on front flap, photo of Faulkner by Ralph R. Thompson). Petersen A36a. Adt'l graphics available. .

      [Bookseller: poor mans books]
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        [Campbell, Eleanor] Dick and Jane Teacher's Aides: Big Book Portfolios

      Offered here are 14 individual images from "Our Big Book" Portfolio, comprising teaching aids for teachers issued between 1940-1950. There are five separate folders bound with cloth containing various groupings, measuring 19" x 24" All are in very good condition. A scarce grouping.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        The Earthly Paradise

      London: Michael Joseph, 1940., 1940. First Edition. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the Author. Fne copy in near fine dustwrapper, a little frayed spine top. Complete with fine "Book Society Choice" sash. Enthralling historical adventure set in an age haunted by superstition and Inquisition; Don Narciso Rich, an ambitious legal aide to the King, accompanies the ageing Columbus on his third voyage to the New World in 1497. C.S. Forester was awarded the 1938 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for both the Hornblower novels 'A Ship of the Line' and 'Flying Colours'. The Prize was founded in memory of a partner in the publishing house of A. and C. Black Ltd., and is one of the oldest and most prestigious book awards in Britain.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Sapphira and the Slave Girl

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf 1940, 1st Edition Limited to 520 numbered and signed copies. () viii,295,[1]pp. Fine. Octavo in original gilt lettered dark green cloth backing. Light green paper covered boards. Gilt lettering and illustration on front cover. With gilt top edge, others uncut. In original paper covered card case. Some light staining and wear to case. Yellow ribbon page marker. Clean, tight text block. A beautiful book. Signed by the author on the limitation page. A pre-Civil War novel set in the Virginia of Cather's early childhood, Sapphira and the Slave Girl intertwines the escape narrative of an enslaved African American, with the imperious, proud, and vengeful mistress of the house" (Modern American Women Writers, 45) Joint pseudonym of Willa Cather. Signed Copy #455 / 498.

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        The Historic Annals of Southwestern New York. Volumes I, II, and III. (3 volume set)

      Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc. 1940 - Near fine. 3 volume set. A handsome set. Thick quartos. 28 cm. Publisher's blue and gray binding. Very good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Vols. 1 and 2 paged continuously; v. 3 consists of biographies. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
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        CALIFORNIA AND THE WEST

      New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce,. [1940]. original black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in silver.. A few light spots and finger marks to covers, a nearly fine copy in. very good dust jacket with light shelf wear and rubbing to spine. ends, tiny closed tear at front panel-spine fold, and overall light. dust soiling. (#137065). First edition. Collection of photographs by Edward Weston made during the period of 1937- 1939 while he was on Guggenheim fellowships (the first photographer to receive those grants). Text from a diary kept by his second wife, Charis. Edward Weston is considered to be one of the master photographers of the twentieth century.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Important Typed Letter Signed

      1940 - ("G. B. S.") 1 page, March 8, 1940, London, on his personal letterhead 4, Whitehall Court, London, S. W. 1 to George Sylvester Viereck Esq., 305 Riverside Drive, New York City, U.S. America. 10 " x 8". The final three lines is penned in Shaw's hand. Fine. In very brief part: "You can do nothing to help Hitler or hinder Chamberlain, though you can damage yourself if you try; so sit tight as a 100% American. GBS" Viereck (1884-1962), a nationally known poet, journalist and novelist - and the leading pro-German propagandist in America from before WWI to WWII. Viereck, who assumed the role of "interpreter of Germany to America", was arrested in October of 1941 on a charge of violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act, and was finally sentenced to one to five years in prison (31 July 1943). Shaw (1856-1950), born July 26, 1856, Dublin, Ireland; died November 2, 1950, Ayot Saint Lawrence, England; Irish-born dramatist, essayist, critic and social reform advocate; winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature (1925).

      [Bookseller: Houle Rare Books/Autographs/ABAA/PADA]
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        THE HEADLESS LADY

      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons,. 1940. cloth.. Some offsetting to free endpapers, light fading to cloth along top. edge and joints, a very good copy in very good dust jacket with wear. to spine ends with some loss, foxing on inner surface, tape stains on. inner surface along edges with some show through, rubbing to front. spine edge with a chip, and rubbing to front flap edge. Uncommon in. jacket. (#82317). First edition. A Great Merlini novel, this one with a Circus setting.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
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        The Story of My Experiments With Truth.

      Ahmedabad: Navijivan 1940 - Second edition in English of Gandhi’s autobiography, in original “khadi” cloth and uncut. Mohandas (“Mahatma”) Gandhi’s concept of Satyagraha, active nonviolent resistance, led India to independence from Great Britain and inspired millions, including leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Desmond Tutu. “Gandhi’s nonviolent struggles in South Africa and India had already brought him to such a level of notoriety, adulation and controversy that when asked to write an autobiography midway through his career, he took it as an opportunity to explain himself. Although accepting his status as a great innovator in the struggle against racism, violence and, just then, colonialism, Gandhi feared that enthusiasm for his ideas tended to exceed a deeper understanding. He says that he was after truth in devotion to God and attempts to get closer to this divine power led him to seek purity through simple living, dietary practices, celibacy and ahimsa, a life without violence. It is in this sense that he calls his book The Story of My Experiments with Truth, offering it also as a reference for those who would follow in his footsteps” (Brian Bruya). Gandhi offers an invaluable “account of the shaping of a new path to collective resistance to injustice” (Sissela Bok). Translated from Gujarati by Mahadev Desai. along with Pyarelal Nair. In the original “khadi” cloth, a homespun linen that Gandhi adopted as a symbol of Indian struggle against the British. Serialized in Gujarati in the weekly magazine Navjivan, 1925-28. With tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits of Gandhi. (In 1929 Gandhi published a second volume of his autobiography. That book is not included here.) Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 1307046 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        ANGELES DE COMPOSTELA. Poema. Dibujos de J. Escassi. Fotografías de Ksado.

      Ediciones Patria, Barcelona (Imp. Talleres de Gráfica Informaciones, Madrid) 1940 - 1ª ed. 24.5x33. 40pp. sin numerar. 4 láminas. Rústica. Tirada de 100 ejemplares en papel vergé de Guarro, numerados y firmados por el poeta; dedicartoria autógrafa a la poeta Matilde Camus. Algunas huellas de óxidfo, pero buen ejemplar. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros.

      [Bookseller: Carmichael Alonso libros]
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        SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH POSTCARD PORTRAIT

      - Fine 4-1/4" x 5-3/4" photograph by Yevonde with the photographer's blindstamp of an elderly, smiling Shaw SIGNED at the top by the playwright. On the verso is an AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS) by Shaw's secretary Blanche Patch dated 30 September 1940 that concludes: "Here we are very much in the country, but can hear the guns."

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Clarence Day's Life with Father (First Edition, inscribed to Horace McCoy)

      Alfred A. Knopf 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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        Poeta en Nueva York.

      Editorial Seneca, México 1940 - Federico GARCIA LORCA: Poeta en Nueva York. México, Editorial Séneca (Col. Árbol), 1940. 187p. Con cuatro dibujos del autor (dos a color y dos b/n). Prólogo de José Bergamín. Poema de Antonio Machado. Rústica. Primera edición. Buen estado. Con dedicatoria de antiguo propietario en hoja de respeto. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería del Signo]
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        Over My Dead Body (First Edition)

      New York: Farrar and Rinehart, 1940. First Edition. First Edition. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Slight lean, very light soil to the book, single lending library stamp at the top of the front endpaper. Jacket is complete but with archival tape mends on the verso, and one mend to the recto at the crown.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        50 POEMS

      New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1940. First edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book housed in the original cardboard slipcase with a bit of soiling to the margins. This is #145 of 150 signed and limited editions of this important book of poetry. Signed by Cummings on the front free endpaper. Laid into the book is a publisher's card which states this is the first book of poetry published by Cummings in three years and explaining that only subscribers would be receiving the book. Previous owner name on front pastedown. 50 Poems contains the first first appearances of several of Cummings' most famous poems, including "anyone live in a pretty how town," "my father moved through dooms of love" and love is the every only god." Signed by the author. This book is from the library of the late noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.

      [Bookseller: Sawtooth Books]
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        Notholirion campanulatum

      [London.]: Dulau & Co. Ltd. / The Royal Horticultural Society.. [ 1940].. Handcolored lithograph, sheet size approximately 21 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches, matted to 25 3/4 x 18 inches. Area of the print that was exposed in the mat opening has evenly toned; otherwise very good, clean condition with bright color. This handcolored lithograph was published with Part VII of the Supplement to Henry Elwes 1880 Monograph of the Genus Lilium. This important botanical monograph highlights the extraordinary wealth of China and surrounding countries in the species Lilium. As Elwes' friend and collaborator Arthur Grove states in the introduction to the Supplement: "When Elwes prepared his Monograph about fifty species of Lilium were known to exist, and it was then the general opinion among experts that few remained to be discovered. With his customary acumen, Elwes himself expressed the view that 'The only regions from which much novelty can be expected are the Eastern Himalayas and the immense tract of unexplored and difficult mountain country which surrounds our Indian Empire on the north and east, and which lies round the head-waters of the Irrawaddy, the Bramputra, and the Yang-tse-kiang...' These words were written in 1880, some years before the botanical exploration of Western China began, and Elwes proved a wiser prophet than he knew. At that time, however, no one in England suspected that the area indicated by him was soon to prove richer in lilies than either Japan or Western North America." The first 7 parts of the Supplement were issued between 1933 and 1940. These were limited to 250 copies with a total of 30 handcolored plates drawn and lithographed by Miss Lilian Snelling. The large folio size is used to great advantage to showcase this stunning bloom, with botanical details at the lower left. The habitat of this lily is noted in the text (supplied in facsimile) as being Western China, north-west Yunnan and Northern Burma. .

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        The Case of the Silent Partner (First Edition, inscribed to one of Gardner's secretaries)

      New York: William Morrow, 1940. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by Gardner to one of his secretaries: "To Noni, Who wrote it-from the bird who did the dictating. Erle Stanley Gardner."& & Fine in a bright, unrubbed dust jacket. Jacket is lightly worn at spine tips and with a small chip at top of front hinge. Perry Mason.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        The Boners Omnibus

      Blue Ribbon Books, Inc., 1940. 1st Thus. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Geisel, Theodor (Dr. Seuss). The Boners Omnibus, Alexander Abingdon, Illustrated by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel, 3/2/04-9/2424/91), Blue Ribbon Books, 1940, 1st thus, (states Reprinted January, 1940), Three books in one volume, 102, plus 89, plus 99 pages, plus four blank pages at the end. Description: Book; Red boards with brown lettering to the front board and spine only, top edge red. Contain all three "Boner" books which contain some of the earliest children's illustrations by Dr. Seuss, first published separately by Viking in 1931, this edition is the first of the three published together and predates all but his earliest works. For most of his career, Geisel was reluctant to have his characters marketed in contexts outside of his own books, and these wonderful illustrations depict such character-to-come as the cat in The Cat in the Hat, and famous feet that will carry the Grinch to steel off Christmas some four decades later. Many other such examples of his works, over 50 in all, all done while in his late 20's. Dust jacket; Yellow and black design with caricatures by illustrator, design carries to the spine in checkerboard fashion, black and white lettering, rear panel list other books by this publisher and carries the catalog number 59 along the lower edge. Front panel carries synopsis, rear panel is price clipped and carries an advertisement for Hoyle's Games. Condition: Book; Near fine example with no signs of sunning except for the top edge stain which has lost its luster. Bright and clean boards and pages without marks, booksellers small, neat plate on inside of rear board, points and all edges are clean and not rubbed. Dust jacket; Very good. Bright with little signs of sunning to the spine, all edges show slight chips most evident against this jacket's black background, gutter of front panel is rubbed and both the front and back boards shows signs of noticeable but not heavy soiling, still very presentable. Jacket is price clipped and now protected in Brodart.

      [Bookseller: Birchwood Books]
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        Old Lights for New Chancels. Verses topographical and amatory. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY TO DAVID ROWLANDS

      John Murray [1940]. 8vo., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece, endpapers lightly spotted; original blue cloth, backstrip with paper label printed in black, blue silk marker, a very good, clean copy. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR TO DAVID ROWLANDS WITH THE FORMER'S SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION (DATED CHRISTMAS 1941) ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. This copy was presented in return for a copy of Rowlands' 'Autumn Twilight' (published in an edition of 50 signed copies). A splendid literary presentation copy of an early collection of Betjeman's verse. Peterson A8a; Stapleton, I.18. . Catalogs: john betjeman.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        Kirchliche Dogmatik. 4 Bände in 13 Bänden.,

      Zollikon-Zürich: Evangelischer Verlag bzw. Zürich: Theologischer Verlag, 1940-1979. - Im Ganzen gutes Exemplar. Teils papierbedingt leicht gebräunt. - BAND 1: Die Lehre vom Wort Gottes. Prolegomena zur Kirchlichen Dogmatik. 1. Halbband, 7. Aufl, 1955; 2. Halbband, 5. Aufl, 1960 -- BAND 2: Die Lehre von Gott. 1. Halbband, 5. Aufl., 1940; 2. Halbband, 6. Aufl., 1942 -- BAND 3: Die Lehre von der Schöpfung, 1. Teil., 4. Aufl., 1970; 2. Teil, 4. Aufl., 1979; 3. Teil, 3. Aufl. 1979; 4. Teil, 3. Aufl., 1969 -- BAND 4: Die Lehre von der Versöhnung, 1, Teil, 3. Aufl. 1975; 2. Teil, 3. Aufl. 1978; 3. Teil. Erste Hälfte, 3. Aufl. 1979, Zweite Hälfte 3. Aufl., 1979; Die Taufe als Begründung des christlichen Lebens (Fragment) 1967. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 10550 Originalleinen mit Schutzumschlag in Schuber.

      [Bookseller: Fundus-Online GbR Borkert SchwarzZerfaß]
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        HELHESTEN. Tidsskrift for kunst.

      Udg. af R. Dahlmann Olsen. 1.-2. årg. (Det udkomne). Kbhvn. 1940-44. Rigt illustr. med orig. grafik af bl.a. Else Alfeldt og Ejler Bille. Indbundet med de originale foromslag i ét privat halvlæderbind. Edit. by R. Dahlmann Olsen. 1.- 2. year. Copenhagen 1940-44. (All publ.). Richly illustr. and with orig. graphic by Else Alfeldt, Ejler Bille, Sv. Engelund, Svavar Gudnason, Henry Heerup, Hjorth Nielsen, Egill Jacobsen, Asger Jorn, Harald Leth, Vilh. Lundstrøm, Egon Matthiesen, Richard Mortensen, Olivia Holm Møller, Carl-Henning Pedersen, William Scharff, Dan Sterup Hansen and others. Bound with frontcovers in one halfleatherbinding.. Van de Loo 34, 41, 68, 69, 70, 71

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        Why England Slept

      New York: Wilfred Funk, Inc, 1940. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good/Good+. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. This book is clean, tight, square and unmarked in an about very good dust jacket that is unfortunately glued to the paste downs. The front corners are bumped, the ffep has been torn out, and the end papers are toned. The dust jacket is rubbed surface and more so at the edges and there is a split at the spine. It has 252, bright, clear pages in red cloth covered boards with bright gold titles in a black box on the spine. There is a stylized black & white drawing of the sleeping British lion on the front. NAP indicates first edition.

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        THE OX-BOW INCIDENT

      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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        Biggles in the South Seas [2]

      Published by Oxford University Press, Amen House, London First Edition 1940. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original pea green cloth covers, dark green lettering and a scallop shell with seaweed to the spine, dark green lettering and another shell with a twin prop aeroplane to the upper panel, top edge green but fading. 8vo true first edition 1.9 inches thick 7½'' x 5¼'' with 255 printed pages of text. Colour frontispiece and six monochrome illustrations throughout. A little brown ghosting to the end papers, ink name and address to the front paste down and front free end paper, light fox spotting to the text block edges when closed. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition original first edition price clipped dust wrapper with 10 mm piece of paper missing across the top of the spine affecting the top half of 'Biggles', scuffing of the paper down the front fore edge and lower spine edge, spine colour very slightly sun faded. Nine Oxford W. E. Johns listed books to the rear in a blue zigzag frame starting with Biggles Flies East and ending with Biggles Goes to War.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        Speaking-Picture-Book (Hardcover)

      New York: F.A.O. Schwarz, 1940. Hardcover. A short picture book with red wooden balls on strings that, when pulled, make approximations of farm animal noises. An attractive copy of this uncommon and charming precursor to modern children's speaking books.& & About Near Fine in a wooden, book-shaped box with a red spine and gold "page edges." Slightly soiled, with light rubbing to the bottom edge. Professional repair to the interior front hinge.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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