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        Glimpses of world history;: Being further letters to his daugther, written in prison, and containing a rambling account of history for young people,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        RUSSIAN MAGAZINES: CHIZH AND MURZILKA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS

      CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS, 1940 471PP OCTAVO.PUBLISHERS LINEN CLOTH EDITION.VERY GOOD WITH MILD SOILING ON FRONT AND SLIGHT FLAKING TO RED ON SPINE,OTHERWISE EXTERNALLY VERY CLEAN AND UNWORN,INTERNALLY WITH VERY SOUND HINGES,GLUE STAINING TO PASTEDOWNS AND CLEAN BRIGHT TEXT IN TATTEREDDUSKJACKET WITH INTERNAL TAPE REPAIRS,MISSING LOWER ONE THIRD OF SPINE AND F AND MIN WHOM IN TITLING,IN PROTECTIVE BODART JACKET.RARE.

      [Bookseller: rarebooks incorp]
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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. First edition. Hard cover. Very good copy/slightly chipped and frayed dj. 8vo. Linen cloth. Pp. (x), 472. Fore-edges untrimmed. First issue dust-wrapper without the photographer's credit at the bottom of the rear panel.

      [Bookseller: The Typographeum Bookshop]
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        VERVE, 3 ISSUES & STAGE [MAGAZINE], 4 ISSUES - BOUND IN ONE BOOK

      Paris: Verve. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1940. Hardcover. Color Illustrations; Folio 13" - 23" tall; *Verve, Volume One, Number Three, October-December. [ contains colored lithos Bonnard 2, Rattner, Klee, probably lacking Chagall and Miro] *Verve, No. 8, Vol. 2, September- November 1940[with tipped in note stating it was shipped just days before the German occupation; Roualt etc, tipped in plates]. *Verve, Vol. IV, No. 13. *Stage - February 1936 with George M. Cohan on the cover. [Verve bound without wrappersVol 1 No 3 Oct- Dec 1938Colored lithos Pantheon present Four Seasons- Miro & Chagall missing, Rattner & Klee presentVol 2, No 8 Sept-Nov 1940 Color litho Bonnard 2pp present. Vol IV No 13 1945 Lacking frontis Pp 57-58 and 59-60 present 2 portraits of Angèle Lamotte on Marais]. Bound with "Stage" [wraps present]*Stage - July 1936 *Stage - August 1936 *Stage - November 1936. Uncollated. Clean. Solidly bound in red cloth with fraying to head and crown. Apr 600-800pp. Many color plates, lithos, etc. Covers bound in. .

      [Bookseller: poor mans books]
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        Le Bestiaire du Christ: La Mysterieuse Emblematique de Jesus-Christ

      Paris: Desclee de Brouwer, 1940. Limited. hardcover. 1057 black & white illustrations throughout the text. Handsomely rebound in 1/2 blue crushed morocco, marbled boards with the original rose wrappers bound in. Very thick 4to, 998pp., untrimmed. Paris: Desclee de Brouwer, (1940). A fine copy. Limited to one of only 500 copies.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        LES FLEURS DU MAL

      Paris: Limited Editions Club, 1940. Leather_bound. Fine copy, bright and fresh including the original wraps in a Fine, specially made slipcase. Auguste Rodin. Octavo (7" x 9") bound in full gray morocco with multi-colored morocco onlays on the front cover and the original light blue wraps bound in, the binding signed by Denise Laurence. The definitive edition of the original French text with a preface by Camille Mauclair. Illustrated with 6 full-page and 21 part-page pen and wash drawings by Auguste Rodin, printed in collotype by Georges Duval and hand-colored by Maruice Beaufume in Paris. The illustrations are reproduced from the copy of the book Rodin illustrated for Paul Gallimard. Copy #142 of 1500, unsigned as issued. This title was delayed seven years in shipment because of World War II with members not receiving the book until 1947. The books were stored under great hazard during the Nazi occupation and could not be finished until the war in Europe had concluded.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        NATIVE SON

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in a Near Fine later issue dustwrapper. In the more common second binding of gray cloth. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author to Kathleen Shaw "with best wishes" on 7 March 1940. We have handled one other copy of this book inscribed in the same way on the same day and assume that Wright must have made a public appearance that day.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Native Son

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fine. INSCRIBED BY Richard Wright to the attorney general from Illinois, George F. Barrett. Second state of cloth and DJ. Attractive pictorial DJ is in magnificient shape.

      [Bookseller: Sanctuary Books]
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        The Yearling [N. C. Wyeth original box]

      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.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Richard Wright. Native Son. (SIGNED FIRST RARE)

      VG+ with no dj. Signed by author. First edition, second issue. Harper and Bros, 1940. Hardcover. Rare signature. First edition stated in the more common gray cloth of the second binding. Book is tight and square, covers are clean with very light edge wear, no markings inside except author signature in faint felt tip on first front endpapers, pages clean with light age toning to margins.

      [Bookseller: PinkyTheLee]
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        NATIVE SON

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1940. First Printing. Hard Cover. near Very Good binding. Signed and inscribed by Wright on the front free endpaper. Octavo. Boldly inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To-- ... With my best wished / Sincerely / Richard Wright"; bound in publisher';s gray cloth binding with moderate shelfwear including fraying at the spine ends and corners; a bit of soiling light repair to some closed tears in the joints; textblock has sagged and hinges have been tightened with the textblock a bit out of place (not as bad as it sounds and images are available or are already posted); scattered light foxing/toning to the textblock; a landmark in American literature, scarce with signature; digital images can be made available upon request. near Very Good binding.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        During Britain's Finest Hour, Winston Churchill Thanks the American People for Their Support "in this great struggle" He writes in December 1940, as bombs rain down on London

      During Britain's Finest Hour, Winston Churchill Thanks the American People for Their Support & "in this great struggle"& & He writes in December 1940, as bombs rain down on London& & By the time Churchill became prime minister in May of 1940, the lion's share of Europe was either allied with Germany or been been conquered by Hitler 's armies. Then France collapsed and a surrender instrument was signed on June 22. Under its terms, two thirds of France was to be occupied by the Germans and the vaunted French armed forces were disbanded. Now only valiant Britain stood between the world and a new Dark Age. It rose to the occasion throughout that momentous year, with Churchill providing the inspiration, the "lion's roar". Though Paris was surrendered rather than risk its destruction, Churchill refused to consider a peace with Hitler, and swore that the English would defend London house to house and see it razed to the ground rather than capitulate and lose the institutions of freedom that had been gained at such cost over a thousand years. & & From July to September 1940, all waited tensely for the German invasion of Britain to begin, as the Battle of Britain was fought to secure air supremacy. By mid-September it was clear that the RAF had denied the Luftwaffe the control the Germans needed to cross the English Channel, and the Nazi leaders decided to concentrate instead on bombing cities to pound the British people into submission. For months in succession the cities of Britain suffered night after night of air terror, and while the cities were being destroyed the people sought safety in air raid shelters, and in London, in Underground (subway) stations. This bombing of the civilian population came to be known as the Blitz.& & In October, being pounded by the unrelenting air assault, Churchill and his government moved to the underground cabinet war rooms. In November, Coventry was destroyed; still the bombing continued, as it would until May of 1941.& & Meanwhile, although the United States was officially neutral in the war, there was mounting concern that Britain might be bludgeoned into submission. President Roosevelt persuaded Congress to pass a neutrality bill that permitted Britain to buy American goods and munitions, and in September 1940, seeing that the British had no more funds available, he issued an executive order giving Britain destroyers in return for leases on some bases in the Caribbean. That same month, the threat to the U.S. was increased when Germany concluded an alliance with Japan and Italy. More and more Americans were stating publicly that U.S. national security would be in jeopardy if Germany triumphed, and Congress recognized the danger in the situation by passing the first peacetime draft in American history.& & There remained, however, a very strong America First movement that opposed U.S. involvement in the war and tied Roosevelt's hands, limiting what he could say or do to assist the British. For his part, Churchill knew full well that, although Britain might hold out gallantly, American participation was the only hope for actually winning the war. He wanted to encourage those Americans who were openly offering support.& & Typed Letter Signed on 10 Downing Street letterhead, underground war rooms in London, December 21, 1940 (the very day German bombers left Victoria Station in flames), to an American named Mrs. Sears. "Thank you very much for your kind letter. It is encouraging to feel that we have the ever-increasing sympathy and support of the people of the United States, and especially of New England, in this great struggle."& This letter is historically important for two reasons. One lies in the knowledge that Churchill felt that Britain's support in the U.S. was increasing, a prime goal of his and something crucial to Britain's survival. Time would bear out the accuracy of this conclusion. The second lies in the view it provides into Churchill's soul at this key moment in world history (and the high-water mark of the leadership which won him everlasting renown), evidenced by his classification of the war against Hitler, even at that early date, as "this great struggle." Although Churchill left a voluminous correspondence, letters written during the Blitz in 1940 are so uncommon on the market that a search of auction records discloses just one other comparable one having been offered over the last 30 years.

      [Bookseller: The Raab Collection]
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        The Last Ditch

      The Cuala Press, Dublin,, 1940. Octavo. Original linen-backed blue boards, titles to upper board in black, white paper title label to spine printed in black, blue endpapers. Spine very slightly tanned but an excellent copy. First edition, first impression, special issue being one of 25 numbered copies signed by the author.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Four Quartets - Original Four Volumes; East Coker, Burnt Norton, The Dry Salvages, Little Gidding

      Faber and Faber, 1940. First British Editions (first printings). The separate editons of the Four Quartets -- considered the most important poetry collection of the last half of the Nobel laureate's career. Includes (1) East Coker (September 1940) - Near Fine in wraps (with "French Flaps") as issued but for light darkening around the edges and a couple of very short closed tears; (2) Burnt Norton (February 1941) - Near Fine in wraps (with "French Flaps") but for a price clip; (3) The Dry Salvages (September 1941) - Near Fine in wraps (with "Franch Flaps") as issued, and (4) Little Gidding (1942) - Near Fine in wraps as issued. Housed in a custom made clamshell case. These books are from the library of the late noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Bill Leone, Bookseller ABAA]
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        [Four Quartets:] East Coker; Burnt Norton; The Dry Salvages; Little Gidding

      London: Faber and Faber,, 1940–41. 4 volumes, octavo. Original coloured wrappers, titles to front cover printed in black. East Coker, light uneven fading to covers, a couple of spots of foxing internally. Burnt Norton, covers a little dusty, owner's name to front free end paper. The Dry Salvages, uneven fading to covers and some spotting. Little Gidding, a few marks to back wrapper. Overall a very good set. First edition, first impression, of each of the separately published Four Quartets, except East Coker, which is the third (first Faber) edition as usual, preceded by the two New English Weekly Supplement printings of that poem alone.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Four Quartets - East Coker; Burnt Norton; The Dry Salvages; Little Gidding

      Faber, 0. 1st edition. This is a set of the true first Faber printings, in pamphlet form (1940, 1941, and 1942 for the last two titles) of each of the four poems which comprise Eliot's great Four Quartets - and in fine or very near fine condition. Each title is in differently coloured card covers as issued, very clean, no tears, some minor bumping to the edges of a couple of the poems. Apart from some minor spotting to the gutters of two leaves in Burnt Norton, the pages of the four poems are free from foxing or any other marks (the third title has the true Adelphi watermark). Little Gidding is here in its earliest state, ie sewn not stapled. Burnt Norton had appeared in Eliot's 1936 Collected Poems, while East Coker had earlier appeared in New English Weekly; the other two poems were here published for the first time. A set in extremely collectable condition, here together with the audiobook CD recording of the Four Quartets read by Ralph Fiennes, with a 1-hour running time.

      [Bookseller: Shellhouse Books]
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        The Four Quartets. Complete in four volumes comprising East Coker, Burnt Norton, The Dry Salvages and Little Gidding

      Faber, London 1940-42. First Editions. Original stapled card wrappers with no former owner names, plates or inscriptions. A really super set of Eliot's celebrated sequence. Individual volumes as follows: 'East Coker', 1940. 15pp. Wrappers somewhat browned and with two or three slivers of loss but in virtually fine state internally. 'Burnt Norton', 1941. 15pp. Rear wrapper lightly marked at top edge, else near fine. 'The Dry Salvages', 1941. 15pp. Wrappers a little browned at natural fold and several minor indentations to half-title, near fine. 'Little Gidding' 1942. 16pp. Second state wrappers (stapled, not sewn), lightly faded at natural fold, else fine. Eliot wrote 'Burnt Norton' whilst working on 'Murder in the Cathedral' and it first appeared in print in his 1936 'Collected Poems'. The three subsequent poems were completed several years later, but 'East Coker' was the first of the four to be issued as a separate volume. They were subsequently published in a single-volume casebound edition in the US in 1943 with a UK publication the following year.. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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        The Grapes Of Wrath With Lithographs by Thomas Hart Benton

      NY: Limited Editions Club, 1940. Hardcover. Orig. half rawhide and raffia ["grass cloth"] with front cover illustrations by Benton. Near fine in slightly soiled slipcase, inked at entry edges. 2 Vols./No Dust Jacket. Benton, Thomas Hart. 558 pages. 26 1/2 x 20 cm. Illustrated with lithographs -- full-page and chapter headings -- by Thomas Hart Benton: designed by George Macy. Limited edition, copy 393 of 1146 copes signed by Benton.This work amongst a handful of LEC publications were never part of the regular subscription series, and were produced for limited distribution to friends of the Club; some were issued as commemorative keepsakes and promotional pieces. NEWMAN & WICHE A-13. They also note, many of these [Special Publications] are increasingly elusive and of special interest "to the connoisseur of the literature of the book arts. With "About The Binding Of This Book" laid-in. Bright, clean copies.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        THE DECAMERON

      New York: Limited Editions Club, (1940). Hardcover. Mild rubbing to spine tips. Close to Fine in a Near Fine slipcase with some spotting. Fritz Kredel. Two large octavo (7-1/4" x 10-1/4") volumes bound in half black calf and decorated linen boards. The first English translation of 1620, plus two tales there omitted. Illustrated with woodcuts by Fritz Kredel. One of the scarcest publications of the press with only 530 copies printed. Of that total edition of 530 copies SIGNED by the designer on the colophon page, this is one of only 15 Presentation Copies with the publisher's blindstamp attesting to such on the colophon page where the printed number "476" is struck through and the initials "G.M." are handwritten. Acquired directly from the publisher's files, and most likely the publisher George Macy's very own copy.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Gweledigaetheu y Bardd Cwsc. Visions of the Sleeping Bard

      Newtown, Montgomeryshire: The Gregynog Press, 1940 In red quarter leather with plum coloured decorated cloth with red and powdered gold design, rounded edges. Spine has gilt lines and title, 2 tiny marks. Internally, NO inscriptions, couple of small spots to end pages, (4), (xi), (2), 2-213 pp, (2). An edition limited to 1175 copies. Bilingual text, Welsh on Verso, English on Recto. Superb frontis of a woodcut by Blair Hughes-Stanton, signed on lower paste-down. A lovely copy. (Harrop 41, p207)

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        Shelter Sketchbook

       Henry Moore, A Shelter SketchbookFirst edition, signed by Henry Moor on first blank page (Henry Moore October 1940), published in London by Poetry London (PL) not dated. Book is in Good condition with Dust Jacket slightly worn, covered by protective cellophane cover. Book size: 21cm X 17.5cm

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        THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1940. Fine in moderately rubbed slipcase. Limited to 2020 Deluxe Issue copies signed by Bruce Rogers who designed the book. 4to. Gilt-titled tan cloth over pattern paper boards, t.e.g. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham with sixteen tipped-in color plates. Rackham's last illustrated book.& Riall p. 197.

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        Beowulf and The Finnesburg Fragment

      London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd,, 1940. A Translation into Modern English Prose by John R. Clark Hall. New Edition, Completely Revised, with Notes and an Introduction by C. L. Wrenn. With Prefatory Remarks by J. R. R. Tolkien. Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. ownership signature to front free endpaper. Spine rolled, light partial tanning to front free endpaper. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with tanned spine panel and a few nicks. First J. R. R. Tolkien edition, first impression, originally published without Tolkien's commentary in 1911. Uncommon in the dust jacket.

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        2 eigenh. Briefe mit U.

      Inzersdorf bei Wien und Kirchstetten, 1940. - Zusammen (1+1=) 2 SS. auf 3 Bll. Gr.-8vo und gr.-4to. An den Buchhändler Willi Henne: "[.] Ich bin hier seit einiger Zeit in dem hiesigen Sanatorium. Meine Nerven waren vollkommen kaputt, und ich war in Gefahr, mich zu versaufen. Nun mache ich hier eine Radikalkur, um den Körper vollkommen zu entgiften und wieder gesunde Nerven zu bekommen. Ich habe mich übernommen in jedem. Das läßt sich die Physis auf die Dauer nicht gefallen [.]" (23. II. 1940). - Der Brief v. 22. VII. mit Nachrichten von der Heirat Franz Nabls und einer Einladung der Stadt Salzburg, die 12 Dichter "als Gäste der Stadt" eingeladen hatte: "Nicht um dort vorzulesen oder sonst 'zu tagen', sondern [um] uns zu erholen und einander näher zu kommen". - Jeweils im linken Rand gelocht (keine Textberührung).

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        Le Manteau fauve".

      1940 - Gouache et mine de plomb, sur papier cartonné, signée en bas à droite, (1940-1950), 37.8 x 27 cm, encadré. La jeune femme porte un long manteau fauve assorti d'une jupe de même teinte tombant juste au-dessous du genou. Elle est coiffée d'un chapeau orné de trois plumes noires. Le manteau de fourrure caractéristique de la femme élégante d'avant-guerre est remplacé par des tenues aux matières plus quotidiennes : ici, la fourrure n'orne que les poches. Le sac à soufflet et fermoir complète cet ensemble : on note le port du sac en bandoulière, adopté pendant la guerre pour s'adapter aux déplacements à bicyclette. Nombreuses annotations au dos.Léon BENIGNI (1892-1948) a illustré Alfred de MUSSET (Bénézit, I, 624-25). Il travaille surtout pour la presse de mode en France et à l'étranger ; il participe aux revues Vogue, Frou-Frou, Fantasio, Femina, Modes et Travaux, L'Officiel, Art-Goût-Beauté, Art et Industrie. (France) ; Harper's Bazaar (Angleterre) ; Die Dame et Elegante Welt (Allemagne) ; La Donna (Italie) (Dico Solo, 67). Il réalise des publicités pour les marques suivantes : Rouge Baiser, RIVAL (rouge à lèvres), Mauboussin, le paquebot L'Atlantique, Frigeco, les fourrures Brunswick, les grands magasins (La Samaritaine, Le Bon Marché, La Grande Maison de Blanc, Le Louvre, Le Printemps), Ford. ; les couturiers HERMES, Jeanne LANVIN, Jacques FATH, WORTH, Jean PATOU, SCHIAPARELLI, ROCHAS, Paul POIRET, Pierre IMANS. ; il réalise des modèles pour les tissus Koechlin, les filatures Prouvost et la maison Clark's (Pages d'Or de l'édition publicitaire, p. 255). Oeuvre originale

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        Tidskrift för Schack

      Swedish Chess Federation, Stockholm 1940 - 240+[iii] pages with diagrams, plates, tables and index. Octavo (9" x 6 1/4") bound in bluce cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Volume XXXXVI (46). (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 6345). First edition. This is one of the world's oldest chess magazines still published. Official organ of the Nordic Chess Federation from 1895 to 1922; since 1923 of the Swedish Chess Federation. No index was published for the volumes 1926 to 1934. Ludvig was President of the Swedish Chess Association from 1917 to 1939. Condition: Original wrappers bound in, punch holes to hinges, notation to front wrapper number one, else a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Original Art]: Six Large Military Themed Animal Paintings

      1940 - 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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        Birka.

      I. Die Gräber. Illustrated. I (Text) - II (Tafeln). Uppsala, 1940-43. 4:o. XXVIII,+ 529,+ (1) pp.+ plates.+ maps in pocket on inside of rear board; 7,+ (1) 141 plate-leafs (282 plts.). Red half morocco, gilt spines with black labels, linen boards, with wrappers preserved. Two volumes, minor tear to the label on the Tafelband. (Untersuchungen und Studien herausgegeben von Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien Stockholm). Fine copy

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        Pack My Bag - a Self Portrait

      Hogarth, London 1940 - First edition, first impression in metallic blue cloth (possibly colonial binding) with slight crease on binding. Dust Jacket minimally chipped and price-clipped with slight fading on spine. Overall very good copy with a little foxing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pack My Bag: A Self-Portrait

      Hogarth Press, London 1940 - First edition. Near fine in spine-tanned good plus, second issue dustwrapper with the folds professionally reinforced. Author's quirky memoir, written when he was 33, and in anticipation of what he believed to be his coming slaughter. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SIGNAL. Journal, Edition Française de Juillet 1940 à Mars 1945 (3 volumes).

      - Deutsche Verlag AG, Berlin, 1940-1944.Journaux de 27x35.5 cm environ, sous couvertures souples réalisées par un amateur, en 3 volumes.Notre ensemble comprend 80 numéros de cette revue : 1940 le n°17 , 1941 n° 1 à 22 + le n° spécial 23 (complet de janvier à décembre) , 1942 n° 1 à 22+ n° spécial 23/24 (complet) , 1943 24 numéros (complet) , 1944 les 9 premiers numéros/19. Signal était le principal journal de propagande publié par les nazis durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Il était célèbre pour la qualité exceptionnelle, pour l'époque, de ses photos couleur. Le journal est créé en 1940, à l'initiative du colonel Hasso von Wedel, le commandement supérieur de la Wehrmacht (OKW). Joseph Goebbels, le ministre de la Propagande du Reich, intervint lors du conseil des ministres des 9 et 12 février 1940 en soulignant que la publication d'un illustré pour l'étranger n'entrait pas dans les attributions de la Wehrmacht. Il y eut donc tractations entre l'OKW, le ministère des Affaires étrangères (Auswartiger Amt, AA) Keitel, von Ribbentrop et Goebbels. Signal fut édité par l'entreprise nationale Deutsche Verlag AG. Il était diffusé dans une vingtaine de pays, d'abord ceux occupés par l'Allemagne nazie mais aussi au Moyen-Orient et même aux États-Unis [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Hamlet

      New York: Random House, 1940. First edition. Very slight rub mark on top gilt edge. A fine copy. Octavo.

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