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        And Touch Clean Earth I (Volume I Only)

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

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        How "Bigger" Was Born

      New York: Harper & Brothers 1940 New York: Harper & Brothers, [1940]. First edition. 8vo. . Yellow printed wrappers, somewhat soiled and darkened at edges, but sound. In cloth clamshell box. $5000 NET . With a wonderful inscription from Wright to his close personal friend, Abe Aaron: "To Abe, in memory of the Old John Reed Club days. Dick. 10/11/40 Brooklyn." Wright met Abe Aaron in 1930 in Chicago, where both were working in the Chicago Post Office, nicknamed "The university." Aaron helped introduce Wright to the circle of intellectuals and radicals in the area. In 1934, Aaron helped promote Wright's poems into publication, writing to his friend Jack Conroy, publisher of ANVIL: "Isn't he swell? And he is absolutely self-educated ... He also writes short stories. On that score he considers me as a kingpin compared to himself. He sees what luck I'm having. So he never submits ... " Conroy, impressed with Wright's work, published a poem in ANVIL and referred both Aaron and Wright to the John Reed Club. Named for the author of TEN DAYS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD, a history of the communist revolution in Russia, the clubs were founded nationwide in 1931, lasting only until 1934. During his brief membership before the clubs were dissolved, Wright became an officer of the chapter. The disbanded groups of artists and intellectuals fed the ranks of the League of American Writers, of which Aaron and Wright became prominent members A wonderful association copy

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        [High School Yearbook]: Shortridge Annual (1940)

      Shortridge High School Indianapolis: Shortridge High School. 1940. First. First and only edition. Quarto. Unpaginated. Tan figured leatherette. Many student signatures, a little soiling, else a near fine copy. High school yearbook for the senior year of author Kurt Vonnegut. Vonnegut is pictured in various places: in his senior picture, on student council, as an editor on the newspaper, and probably a few more places we didn't have the energy to identify. .

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        LA GIOVANE MONTAGNA, rivista mensile di studi montanari e dialettali - 1940-1944, Parma, Tipografia già cooperativa, 1940

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

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        Happy Landing!

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

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        Custom Clothes. Vol. 86

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

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

      In-4 p. (mm. 370x260), brossura figurata, pp. 20/24 cad., con numerose illustrazioni in bianco e nero nel testo. Di questo importante periodico quindicinale offriamo "tutto il pubblicato" in 82 fascicoli, dall?1 marzo 1940 (n. 1, Anno I) al 15 agosto 1943 (n. 15-16, Anno IV). L?ultimo numero (15-16) e? in fotocopia. ?Fondata a Roma e diretta da Giuseppe Bottai e Giorgio Vecchietti, la rivista nacque con il fine di chiamare gli intellettuali alla collaborazione per la guerra (editoriale del n. 1: "Il coraggio della concordia").. Fu una rivista che poggiava soprattutto sui giovani: rappresenta la crisi della cultura fascista e contiene i motivi della cultura del dopoguerra. Si pubblicano racconti di Vergani, Emanuelli, Comisso, Tecchi, Monelli, Pavese, Pratolini, Brancati, Piovene, Montanelli - e poesie di Montale, Luzi, Gatto, Quasimodo, Penna, De Pisis e altri. Numerosi e importanti gli articoli di critica letteraria (dibattito sull?ermetismo, studi sull?800, sui contemporanei), critica d?arte (fra gli altri Guttuso e Maccari), di storia letteraria (Piovene, Monelli, del Bo, Emanuelli Brancati). Belle le copertine con disegni di importanti artisti: Cantatore, Maccari, Tamburi, Gentilini, Tosi, Casorati, Scipione, Longanesi ecc.? Così Diz. Autori Italiani Contemporanei (Vallecchi, 1974),II, p. 1081. Esemplare ben conservato.

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        The Conditions of Economic Progress.

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

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

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

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

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

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        [Lagercrantz] Den frivillige.

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

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

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

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        Farewell, my Lovely

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

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

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

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        A Journey Down the Green and Colorado Rivers 1940

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

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

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

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

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

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        Ashley Hall, Charleston, SC

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

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        STRENNA DEI ROMANISTI. Natale di Roma: MMDCXCIII - MMDCCXLVI.

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

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        Gweledigaetheu y Bardd Cwsc. Visions of the Sleeping Bard

      Newtown, Montgomeryshire: The Gregynog Press, 1940 In red quarter leather with plum coloured decorated cloth with red and powdered gold design, rounded edges, couple of tiny marks. Spine has gilt lines and title. Internally, NO inscriptions, some light offsetting from turnins, no inscriptions, (xi), (2), 2-213 pp, [2], an edition limited to 175 copies, bilingual text, Welsh on Verso, English on Recto. (Harrop 41) The visions, written by a country parson, were first published in 1703. Distinguished by brilliant imagery and style, the work is a classic of Welsh prose literature, the 24th edition and the 3rd to appear in English.

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        THE POET IN NEW YORK

      New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1940 "Then I realized I had been murdered. / They looked for me in cafes, cemeteries and churches .... but they did not find me. / They never found me? / No. They never found me." - Lorca, Federico Garcia. THE POET IN NEW YORK. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. 1940. 8vo., 240pp. True First Edition, preceding all others, issued just a few weeks in advance of the Mexican Edition. Bi-lingual text, with translation into English by Rolfe Humphries, brief Introduction & closing Biographical Note by Hershel Brickell. Dull pumpkin orange cloth boards, gilt-stamped at spine, brown topstain, fore & bottom edges untrimmed. A fine example in a very good or better example of the uncommon light tan original correctly priced dustwrapper with the New York skyline cameo on front panel. The dustwrapper with some neat reversible Japanese paper & methyl cellulose archival repair primarily to some small loss at the spine crown, corners & top edge. An important book & one of the great rarities in the field of Modern Literature. A very nice copy. Custom TBCL embossed orange cloth slipcase. Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca [1898-1936] Spanish dramatist, theatre director; the greatest Spanish poet of his age, a Surrealist in technique. In June 1929, García Lorca travelled to America with Fernando de los Rios on the SS Olympic, a sister liner to the Titanic. They stayed mostly in New York City, where Rios started a lecture tour & García Lorca enrolled at Columbia University School of General Studies, funded by his parents. He studied English but, was more absorbed by writing than study. He also spent time in Vermont & later in Havana, Cuba. This collection Poeta en Nueva York (A poet in New York, published posthumously in 1940) explores alienation & isolation through some graphically experimental poetic techniques & was influenced by the Wall Street crash which he personally witnessed. This condemnation of urban capitalist society & materialistic modernity was a sharp departure from his earlier work & label as a folklorist. Lorca was rounded up and shot during the Spanish Civil War, but it remains unclear precisely why. His homosexual life-style may have contributed to the charges against him. Whatever the true cause, his death was a great loss to Spanish literature and art.. First Edition.

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        WONDER CITY OF OZ

      1940. 2. (BAUM,L.FRANK) WONDER CITY OF OZ written and illus. by J.R. NEILL. Chic:Reilly & Lee (1940). 4to, light blue cloth, pict. paste- on, 318p., MINT IN DUST WRAPPER (dw VG+ with a few neat repairs on verso, not price clipped listing titles through this title). 1st ed. 1st issue of the 34th Oz title and the first written by Neill. (H-G XXXIV). This is a beautiful copy.

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        My Master: The Inside Story of Sam Houston and His Times

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

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        THE HAMLET. Signed

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

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        The Hamlet

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

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        Roger Fry

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

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

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

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        Carbon typescript of "Complete Designs"

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

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

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

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        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?

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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.&

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        AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. PROFILE OF AN INTERLUDE BETWEEN TWO WARS. Signed

      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.

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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.

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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

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        FATAPOUFS & THINIFERS

      1940. 1. MAUROIS,ANDRE. FATAPOUFS & THINIFERS trans. by Rosemary Benet. NY: H. Holt (1940). 4to, cloth, Fine in chipped dust wrapper. 1st edition. The Fatapoufs are fat people who enjoy eating as a major sport. The scowling Thinifers are the opposite. This is the fantasy tale of the Double Brothers' visit to both lands. Illustrated by JEAN BRULLER with wonderfully bold and stylized art deco color lithos throughout. Scarce in the dust wrapper.

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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 ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER. --- & --- THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

      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.:

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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

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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.

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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.

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