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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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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.}

      [Bookseller: A Castle of Books]
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        von etwa 300 Blatt Orangenpapieren. Ca. 1940-1970. Teils lose in Karton, teils montiert in Ordner (diese mit Altersspuren).

      Eine Fülle von farbenprächtig gestalteten Papieren zum Einwickeln von Orangen.- Viele der Blätter zeugen von der Sehnsucht der Deutschen der Nachkriegsjahre nach dem Süden und vermitteln durch die Bilder die Illusion vom sonnigen Süden, von Orangenplantagen an den Hängen des Ätnas und einem Glas Campari Orange am Canal Grande, während langsam Gondeln vorübergleiten und im Hintergrund Gondolieri zu Mandolinen ein 'O sole mio' anstimmen.- Lange Zeit war aber die Orange auch eine feine Köstlichkeit in Nikolausstiefeln oder auf Gabentischen von Kindern. So finden sich frühe Abbildungen von beliebten Comic- oder Märchenfiguren wie Pinocchio, Donald Duck, Micky Maus, Max und Moritz sowie dem Struwwelpeter, daneben auch so seltene wie die Vater-und-Sohn-Cartoons von E. O. Plauen (Erich Ohser).- Immer ging von diesen Papieren, die meist in kräftigem Rot, Gold und Blau gestaltet waren, eine große Faszination aus, sie erzählten von ungeahnten Fernen. Und welches Kind hat nicht schon ehrgeizig nach dem Genuß einer Orange ein Blatt mit der Hand zu glätten versucht? Und ist dann doch nach dem ersten kleinen Riß ein wenig enttäuscht gescheitert?

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schramm]
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        The Archive of a Golden Age Actor, Who Would Also Become a Powerful Senator During the Cold War

      GEORGE MURPHY ARCHIVE& & The Archive of a Golden Age Actor, Who Would Also Become a Powerful Senator During the Cold War & & His original Senate chair, pens he used to sign legislation, medals he received, letters from presidents, original & Hollywood lobby cards and photographs from the Golden Age of Film, and more & & George Murphy made 55 films with such stars as Shirley Temple, Judy Garland and Ronald Reagan (whom he mentored when he arrived in Hollywood). In the 1940's, political interests shared attention with his ongoing movie career. Twice he was elected president of the Screen Actors' Guild, and in 1950 he received a special Oscar "for interpreting the motion-picture industry correctly to the country at large." He served as chairman of California's Republican state committee, and as chairman of the program committee at the Republican national conventions of both 1956 and 1960. So it wasn't altogether unexpected when Murphy sought and won the California Republican senatorial nomination in 1964. More amazing, in that year of Barry Goldwater's defeat, was Murphy's victory over his Democratic opponent, Pierre Salinger. During his one term in the Senate, Murphy battled for larger defense budgets as a member of the Armed Services Committee, fought against the liberal Great Society programs of the day, and served as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. After his defeat for reelection in 1970, Murphy continued active in the conservative movement and served as a confident and advisor to his protege, Ronald Reagan, when he went to the White House. Representing the Murphy family, we are offering the mementos he collected during his career.& & Golden Age of Hollywood & & Original Lobby Cards from His Movies& There are approximately 20 original film lobby cards from The Powers Girl, Walk East of Beacon and other productions. Five of these are oversized, measuring approximately 3 feet by 5 feet. & & Original Photographs& There are hundreds of original photographs from Murphy's days in Hollywood, including several of him with Judy Garland, Walt Disney and Ronald Reagan. Present are scenes not only from his personal life but still shots from movies. & In the Senate & & U.S. Senate Chair& This is the chair he actually used while representing California in the U.S. Senate. & & Correspondence& There are four letters from Gerald Ford, two from Richard Nixon, and one each from Lyndon B. Johnson, Pat Buchanan, Richard Daley, Thomas Dewey, Robert Gray, Mamie Eisenhower and Henry Ford II. Presidents Ford and Nixon wrote to Murphy as a respected friend and colleague, telling him precisely what they thought on great issues and mentioning moments important to them personally. & & The letters from President Nixon are particularly significant. Just weeks after a mammoth demonstration against his war policies in Vietnam, Nixon writes a letter as president on White House letterhead, December 9, 1969, thanking Senator Murphy for supporting his "policy on chemical warfare and the renunciation of all use and offensive preparations for biological warfare." He continues, with some unintended irony, hoping that "our leadership by example will make a positive and persuasive contribution to an atmosphere of reason and restraint of peace and understanding between nations." On Monday night, May 8, 1972, Nixon met first with Congressional leaders, and then went on national television to announce his decision to expand the Vietnam War by mining the Hanoi and Haiphong harbors and intensify bombing over North Vietnam. This let loose a firestorm of protest as the nation divided ever more sharply over his war policies. His second letter on White House letterhead dated May 15, 1972, thanks former-Senator Murphy for "support for the measures I announced on May 8 to bring the fighting in Vietnam to an end." He went on to promise peace and insist that the entire nation needed to get behind him. "This has been the longest, most difficult conflict in our nation's history and all of us look forward to a lasting, honorable peace. That day is near - and can surely be brought even closer if Americans will demonstrate to the world that we stand together during this difficult time. Needless to say, your willingness to speak out is an important part of that effort and means a great deal to me personally." & & Just after he was nominated to serve as vice president, Gerald Ford writes Murphy on December 3, 1973, "I am extremely honored and deeply humble to be so nominated by President Nixon. If confirmed, I will do my utmost to merit the confidence you have expressed in me. The Senate vote was most encouraging to me and we are now awaiting House action..." In another letter as president on White House letterhead, July 18, 1975, in response to a letter about Murphy's group, American Cause, Ford states, "I am sure you are most encouraged by your progress. As you know, I am always pleased to see our citizens taking a full and active role in our national life." In another letter on White House letterhead dated September 15, 1976, while a candidate for reelection, Ford writes, "Your kind praise of my acceptance speech is deeply appreciated. I am very pleased by the reception it received at the Convention and around the country. You have once again demonstrated your concern over the problems facing our country through the formation of a bipartisan conservative organization. There has been an imbalance in past years as a result of the liberal causes, and your success will be a plus for fiscal responsibility and limited government...I expect to win in November, and people like you will certainly be of great assistance..." & & U.S. Senate History& There is a Document Signed that, although it is undated, is from the 90th Congress which met in 1967-8, the crucible years of the Vietnam War. It sought to promote unity (essentially behind the war), even as divisions were in fact widening. And being on Murphy's Senate letterhead, it would seem he was the originator. "The press and communications media have initiated a practice of designating members of the United States Senate as either 'Hawks' or 'Doves.' If one is designated a 'Hawk" it carries the implication of the most unfortunate image generally attributed to the 'war monger.' A 'Dove', on the other hand, would ignore our national honor...This division...has created some confusion at home and abroad...We would therefore point out that if bird-like designations must be used, our national bird has been the American eagle...Therefore, we the undersigned members of the United States Senate respectfully request that hereafter we be referred to as Eagles, so that everybody at home and abroad may know exactly where we stand." The statement is signed by 37 Senators; however, these were mainly Republicans and Democrats who clearly supported the war. The autographs of opponents like J. William Fulbright and Wayne Morse are absent. & & Also included in the boxes are 14 pens given him by Presidents Johnson and Nixon, at least four of which were used to sign bills (two relating to community health services and mental health centers, areas of interest to Murphy); ribbons and badges from the 1957 Inaugural Committee and 1964 and 1972 national Republican Conventions; some 350-400 unsigned photographs showing Murphy with such luminaries as Ronald Reagan, Walt Disney, Richard Nixon and Golda Meir. They chronicle the life and associations of a prominent public man of his day and are worthy of detailed attention; keys to the cities of Houston, Louisville and Lockport, N.Y.; a coin reading "To George Murphy in grateful appreciation, Dwight Eisenhower, 1956," engraved on back with Eisenhower's likeness; a plaque from the U.S. Marine Corps reading "Uncommon valor was a common virtue", and the Guardian of Freedom Award from the California Young Americans for Freedom "to George Murphy in grateful appreciation for his devoted years of service in the United States Senate"; inaugural programs, Apollo mission badges, and other miscellaneous items. From Murphy's Senate chair to his revealing correspondence from Presidents Nixon and Ford to his library of photographs, a unique grouping. Shipping charges for the boxes and chair are extra.&

      [Bookseller: The Raab Collection]
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      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940 First Edition of the author's third book, Signed by Janet Flanner on the front free endpaper with a clipped photo of Flanner, (legendary 'Genet' of the New Yorker Magazine, where on October 10, 1925, her first Paris Letter was published), looking at an issue of the New Yorker pasted-in. A near fine copy in grey-green cloth, (light browning to front and rear gutter), gilt titles on white to the spine and front board in a bright, fresh dustwrapper with light overall use. 8vo. 415 pp. Laid in is full page holograph Als from France written in green ink, undated but circa 1968 [envelope present but franked for the stamp], addressed to her good friend, the artist, sculptor, Michael 'Mike' de Lisio's longtime companion of her editor Irving Drutman. " The summer is nearly empty of visiting Americans to France. France used to be so much cheaper than America for summer holidays and so much richer in intellectual interests..." de Lisio's sculpture of Flanner appears on the back panel of: "Paris Was Yesterday", 1972.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Matisse Picasso Two Great Masters Of Contemporary Painting

      Paris France: Braun & Cie, 1940. 48 Plates in Color and 22 Drawings, Les Editions Braun & Cie, Published under the direction of Georges Besson as stated on title page. Title page reads 'Two French Masters of Contemporary Art, Matisse, Book One edited by Jean Cassou and Picasso Book Two edited by Jaime Sabartes'. Book in fine condition, all plates intact. Jacket has obvious chips on spine. Light shelfwear on corners, mended tears. VG. Approx. date published.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Bixley Heath (formerly New Day Bookselle]
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        Autograph musical quotation from the composer's ballet Les Animaux Modèles, signed and dated London, March 1945

      3 measures, notated in ink on a leaf 128 mm. x 150 mm. and attractively double-matted and framed with a photographic portrait of Poulenc. Overall dimensions ca. 309 x 452 mm. (ca. 12-3/8" x 17-3/4"). . Les Animaux Modèles was composed in 1940-42 and first performed, with choreography by Serge Lifar, at the Paris Opéra on August 8, 1942. & & An important French composer and pianist, "... while in the field of French religious music, [Poulenc] disputes supremacy with Messiaen, in that of the mélodie he is the most distinguished composer since the death of Fauré." Miryam Chimènes and Roger Nichols in Grove online

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        Color Patterns for Decoys [Mallards, Pintails, Blackduck, Green-Winged Teal; Canada Goose, Brant, Widgeons, Surf Scooters, American Scooters; Broadbills, Redheads, Canvasbacks, Goldeneyes]

      N.p. n.d. ca. late 1940s N.p., n.d. [ca. late 1940s]. Published in Duck Shooting along the Atlantic Tidewater (1947) as plates at pp. 256, 262, 266; and again in Duck Decoys (1953), as frontispiece and plates at pp. 38, 86. Each about 14-3/4 x 13 inches. Three large acrylic paintings on canvas board, each showing the design of 8 duck decoys, side views, for a total of 24 figures in all. Signed in pencil on back of one painting, Edgar Burke, MD, Jersey City, N.J., Medical Center. Framed. Fine. Provenance: Eugene V. Connett, 3rd; his son, Eugene V. Connett IV . Edgar Burke, MD (1889-1950) successfully combined the vocation of medicine (he was a member of the American College of Physicians and Surgeons) and the avocation of sport. He was an enthusiastic wildfowler and upland gunner, an expert angler and fly tier (he designed the flies "Doctor Burke" and "Family Secret") and was interested in pigeon racing and cock fighting (it was he, in the Jersey City cock-fights of the 1930s, who sewed up the wounds of the injured birds). He was also a celebrated sporting artist, illustrating two Derrydale Press classics, Feathered Game (1929) and Upland Game Bird Shooting in America (1930), and producing front cover vignettes for seven more, including Grouse Feathers, and De Shootinest Gent'man. He was, notes Siegel, a childhood companion and lifetime friend of Derrydale proprietor Eugene Connett.These paintings, from the late 1940s, represent Burke's finest work in an area where he was an acknowledged master. They were published in Connett's Duck Shooting along the Atlantic Tidewater (1947) as plates at pp. 256, 262, 266, illustrating the chapter Burke wrote. Connett used the plates again in honor of his friend in Duck Decoys (1953) as frontispiece and plates at pp. 38, 86. Highly decorative sporting art with the finest provenance

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      The Heritage Press. New York.,1940. TWO VOLUMES. ILLUSTRATED EDITIONs. Large 8vo. (9.6 x 6.5 inches). Each volume is illustrated with Eight full colour tipped-in plates, and several small line drawing vignettes at the start of each chapter, by Norman Rockwell. Fine, crisp and clean copies. Finely bound in recent full dark red morocco bindings by Maurin. Spines with two raised bands, each decorated with wavy gilt tooling. Ruled borders and lettering to the top two, smaller, compartments, elaborate decoration to the large bottom one, all in gilt. Triple gilt ruled border on boards. Top edges gilt. Gilt inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. Red silk bookmarks. Fine, beautifully bound, copies of these wonderful illustrated editions.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        ORIGINAL pencil, crayon and watercolor illustration. Caption reads "Cheerful Cries of London" and below "the London Cries-The Milkmaid-general London Street scene of Lamb's day-'Poor drudges whom I have left behind'-Top of page 177."

      n.p n.d ca. early 1940s n.p, n.d, ca. early 1940s. 13-1/2 x 9 inches. . Unframed, on board . Ross illustrated Charles Lamb's The Complete Elia for the Heritage Press in 1943. Gordon Ross (1873-1946) was a prolific artist, working mostly in watercolor, from his early days in his native Scotland. As a book artist he tackled everything from Dickens to Shakespeare, including a number of titles for The Limited Editions Club. He is also noted for his sporting work, which included illustrations for The Derrydale Press, Surtees's Jorrocks Jaunts and Jolities, and several large prints of notable sportsmen, including Sir Thomas Lipton, Hugo Meynell, Peter Beckford, and Surtees himself. The eminent collector A. Edward Newton, who wrote the introduction to the Surtees edition, praised Ross in his book End Papers: "No one now living in Great Britain and doing work in his line can compare with Gordon Ross, now living in New York...He has no living superior; I doubt if he has his equal for the very quality needed to illustrate a humorous classic." A superb draftsman, with a gift for portraiture, Ross's work has an ingratiating quality of lively elegance; his originals very seldom come on the market

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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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 Big Con

      Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1940. First edition, first printing. An excellent copy with a touch of rubbing to the extremities; in a bright unclipped with some shallow chips and small tears, a few small creases, an otherwise bright copy without any fading to the spine.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        The Deputy Sheriff of Comanche County

      Tarzana, CA: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., 1940. First edition / First printing.. Hardcover.. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket.. John Coleman Burroughs. The first book published by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Zeuschner 110. Jacket artwork and frontispiece illustration by John Coleman Burroughs. A fine copy, in the grey pebbled cover with red lettering on the front cover and spine, in a fine, first issue (laminated) dust jacket. The brightest, cleanest copy of this title we've ever handled. The bottom edge of the rear dust jacket flap has a very small amount of smoke residue (about an inch wide and 2 to 3 mm high), likely from the Burroughs warehouse fire. A superb, collector's copy!

      [Bookseller: Bloody Rare Books, LLC]
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        Walt Disney’s Fantasia

      1940. first edition. A Finely Bound First Edition of Walt Disney’s “Fantasia”[DISNEY, Walt]. TAYLOR, Deems. Walt Disney’s Fantasia. By Deems Taylor. With a Foreword by Leopold Stokowski. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940.First edition. Folio (12 1/2 x 9 5/16 inches; 318 x 237 mm.). 157, [1], [2, blank] pp. Profusely illustrated in color and black and white (including sixteen tipped-in color illustrations). Title-page printed in red, black, and blue.Bound ca. 1977 by Zaehnsdorf for E. Joseph (stamp-signed in gilt on the front turn-in) in full brown crushed levant morocco. Front cover and smooth spine lettered in gilt after the original binding lettering. Board edges ruled in gilt, turn-ins decoratively tooled in gilt, pale gray watered silk doublures and liners, all edges gilt. A very fine copy.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Island Books]
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        A rare eight panel nursery frieze by Clifford Webb showing the arrival of animals to Noah's Ark.

      Each panel, landscape: 25.5 x 76.5cm. Slight damage to some blank corners, else an excellent set in classic Webb style, contained in the original worn, cloth-edged case. A book entitled, Noah's Ark, illustrated by Webb, was published in 1949.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Lawyers Guild Review. Volume 1, Number 1 through Volume 20, Number 4 [complete except for two issues]

      . Original printed stapled wraps, showing wear, some wraps detached, else a good set. National Lawyers Guild, Washington and New York, 1940-1960.

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        Royal Air Force Pilot's Flying Log Book

      July 1938 - November 1940. Approx. 150 pages. Square 8vo. Titled blue cloth over boards. Ruled pages as per contemporary log type. Various official stamps to internals. Manuscript in holograph.  The keeper of this precision crafted log remains excruciatingly hidden in his 150 page memoir of war. The reader should not expect to find him anywhere but in the hard tack data and details he so fastidiously records. He was a young man at a tremendous moment. One of many who became known as " the few ". His log breaks history down to numbers and aircraft types and operational duties. The machinery of the Battle of Britain squeezed into columns. He remains anonymous to us - like the wizard behind the curtain. What we know of Sgt. Stedman begins in January 1938 with his first training flights in Tiger Moths. Precisely detailed in wonderful hand, he records months of continued training with specific detail given to Exercise and Duty Results. Quite notable is the progression of planes mastered - Tiger Moth's , DH 82's and on to the Anson. Examination and confirmation stamps with sigs. in holograph summarize his passage over the months. Training at an end , Sgt. Stedman receives Certificate of Qualification As First day and Night Pilot on Anson landplanes " in November 1938 ( to front free endsheet ) His orders attach him to 217 Squadron at Tangmere.   There on the document proceeds to detail operations of an Anson pilot from the Phony War to Dunkirk to the Battle of Britain. As 217 Squadron was a reconnaissance bomber squadron, entries specifying Channel " convoy patrols " and " photo recon ' are prevalent. Further notations of dive-bombing, anti-sub patrols and night searches are scattered. As the Battle of Britain concludes, so does Sgt. Stedman. His last entry is of" Patrol SA 12 ". 16 November 1940. Log closes with stamped and signed confirmation of Monthly ( log ) Summary ( November )by F/L OC 6 December 1940. But the story closes happily with the one personal insight we have of Sgt. Stedman. Evidenced by the cover letter from the R.A.F. Record Office returning his log to him - date 27 April 1960 - ( laid-on to front free endsheet ) - we know he survived the war. Beyond that, he's the clear window glass through which we can glimpse a momentous time. Covers mildly worn, benign cloth rippling mid- spine at gutter due to previous inadequate hinge repair, Author's name in ink to front cover. A handsome and exceedingly rare Battle of Britain Pilot's log.Featured Misc.

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      New York: Duell Sloan and Pearce 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.

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        Collected Poems of Robert Frost

      Halcyon House. 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." 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.

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        [Mattisse, Bonnard, Klee and others] VERVE. Nos. 5-6, 7 & 8

      A. Zwemmer London: A. Zwemmer, 1939-1940. First edition. Large folios. Offered here is a small collection of three Verve, comprising No 5-6 in one volume, No. 7 and No. 8 in separate volumes (3 in all). No. 5-6 scarce and sought after number with superb cover by Aristided Maillol and lithographs by Guys, Roualt, Braque, Derain, Leger, Bonnard, Matisse and Klee.Many of these have been printed on thick card stock, and one by Matisse is truly impressive. No. 8 has drawings and paintings by Matisse, Derain, Picasso, Bonnard, with colored lithography by Pierre Bonnard. Issue 7 features tipped-in color plates comprising Les Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry in the form of a calendar. Very good to near fine.

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        L'Imaginaire. Psychologie - Phénoménologique de l'Imagination.

      Paris, Gallimard, (1940). 8vo. Bound uncut with the original wrappers, also the backstrip, in a magnificent elegant and artistic brown morocco binding with exquisite decorated lacquered inlays to boards, consisting in four squares in brown, grey and black put together, filling out the front board, and the same combination mirrored on the back board. Author in gilt horizontal lettering and title in large gilt vertical lettering to spine. Top edge gilt. Gilt super-ex-libris to inside of front board. Housed in a brown paper slip-case with brown morocco edges. Binding signed to bottom of inside of front board: "C. et J-P. Miguet" and to bottom of inside of back board: "1992". A magnificent, mint copy. 246, (2) pp.. First edition, one of five copies out of commerce ("hors commerce") on pur fil. In all 25 copies of the limited first edition were printed. They were printed on pur fil and numbered 1-25, five of which were hors commerce (these numbered 21-25). This is number 23. "Il a été tiré de cette édition: vingt-cinq exemplaires sur vélin pur fil Lafuma Navarre, dont: vingt exemplaires numérotés de 1 à 20; cinq exemplaires hors commerce numérotés de 21 à 25." "EXEMPLAIRE H.C. No 23"."L'Imaginaire" ("The Imaginary") constitutes a cornerstone of 20th century philosophy and is one of Sartre's main philosophical works, founding his phenomenology and laying the ground for the ideas presented in his "Being and Nothingness" (from 1943). He examines the structure of the image and applies it to the phenomenological method, referring notably to the Husserlian theory of the intentionality of consciousness, making this one of his most relevant and noteworthy theoretical works and a main work of modern philosophy. "First published in 1940, Sartre's "The Imaginary" is a cornerstone of his philosophy. Sartre had become acquainted with the philosophy of Edmund Husserl in Berlin and was fascinated by his idea of the "intentionality of consciousness" as a key to the puzzle of existence. Against this background, "The Imaginary" crystallized Sartre's worldview and artistic vision. Here he presented the first extended examination of the concepts of nothingness and freedom, both of which are derived from the ability of consciousness to imagine objects both as they are and as they are not. These ideas would drive Sartre's existentialism and his entire theory of human freedom, laying the foundation for his masterwork "Being and Nothingness" three years later." (Review of the newest English translation, Routledge, 2004).Contat&Rybalka: 40/29 (pp. (77)-79)

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        CARSON McCULLERS. Pencil Sketch

      Framed: 11-3/4" x 9 1/4". Ca 1950s? SIGNED by Poor.. A nice piece in an early frame.. Poor a renowned artist who, after studying at Stanford, the Slade School and At the Julian Academy, emigrated to NYC; contemporary of Winslow Homer & Edward Hopper, with pieces on exhibit in the MMA, the Whitney, the Art Institute of Chicago and The Worcester Art Museum. McCullers a noted novelist born in GA, who also migrated in NYC; best known for her 'Heart is a Lonely Hunter', a 1940 novel centered on an adolescent tomboy and two deaf-mutes. McCullers & Poor known to be close.

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        Archive of Autograph Letters

      The University St. Patrick's Hall etc. Orchard, Reading, etc.: The University, St. Patrick's Hall, etc., 1929-1940. Offered here is a collection of six autograph letters and three autograph cards signed, one of the letters numbering over 800 words (five pages). Written by Robert Gibbings (1889-1958), noted Irish artist and author, wood engraver and sculptor and a major influence in the the revival of printing in the twentieth century. A major force in the operation, artistic design and leadership of The Golden Cockerell Press. Letters written by Gibbings to Barbara Faaks, a prosepective children's author, dealing with the publication of her stories, along with possible illustrations by a student of Gibbings. The letters are sensitive and compassionate, as in: "... you will forgive pencil, knowing that I am travelling rough. I have just read all your stories. First and foremost let me say that I think the stye excellent and absolutely suitable to the earlier matter and the readers. Barring one or two infinitesimal points such as that I felt you used the phrase 'little with' once or twice too often... I think I know just the person to do the illustrations and I see no reason why you shouldn't rake in a bit of cash both on newspaper and book rights...: And: "I was most awfully sorry to hear all your sad news. I've been through the same myself and know how absolutely shattering it can be..." In all 15 pages, mostly near fine condition, with occasion folds. Housed in custom made folding beige buckram case with marbled paper edges, morocco labe on spine.

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