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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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        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!

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        The Deputy Sheriff of Comanche County - 1st Edition

      Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. Tarzana, CA: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1940. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. An attractive First Edition/First Printing, gray pebbled cover with red lettering on the front cover and spine in about Fine condition. With the Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. fire damage sticker to front pastedown despite only minor evidence smoke damage to upper fore edge and upper rear board, laminated dust-jacket with negligible edgewear, jacket, frontispiece and 22 chapter headpieces by John Coleman Borroughs. With the Mary Lucas Pflueger dedication. Zeuschner 110; As this is a murder mystery Western we can't tell you much about it here without spoiling the story for you. Perhaps it is enough to say that in addition to the murder, there is conspiracy, double-crossing, kidnaping [sic], love, romance, plenty of gun fighting, and some top notch sleuthing before the real murderer is apprehended. (from the dust-jacket) .

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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        LITTLE BLACK SAMBO MAGIC DRAWING BOOK in FUN WITH DOTS

      1940. Paperback. 1. BANNERMAN,HELEN. LITTLE BLACK SAMBO MAGIC DRAWING BOOK [in] FUN WITH DOTS FOR LITTLE TOTS. Platt & Munk (illus. dated 1928, box dated 1940). There are 4, 4to sized books, stiff pict. wraps, each in fine condition and UNUSED in the original pictorial box. The little girl on the cover of the box is pictured holding a copy of Little Black Sambo in her arms. This is a "paint by numbers" set including an edition of Sambo with great color covers and with all illustrations (by an unknown hand) portraying a grossly stereotypic American Black family. Also includes Three Little Pigs, Three Bears and Little Sallie Mandie magic drawing books.

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        Die Reichshauptstadt. Organ des Fremdenverkehrsamtes der Reichshauptstadt Berlin. Nr. 22. Berlin, 28. Mai bis 3. Juni 1940. + 3 original b/w photographs taken at Wohnsiedlung in Berlin-Grunewald (Bauhaus Architecture)

      Brunnen Verlag Berlin Brunnen Verlag 1940 First edition vg Quarto. 12pp. Original pictorial wrappers. Rare and fascinating weekly tourist guide for visitors in Berlin. This booklet shows on its cover a view of the famous Wohnsiedlung, in Berlin-Grunewald, and contains articles on the "natural beauties of Eastern Berlin", and the reopening of the "Vorderasiatische Museum" (Museum of the Middle East). This works also contains the detailed programs of the various movie theatres, cabarets and theatres of Berlin, along with concerts and sporting events for the week of May 28th to June 3rd 1940. Includes numerous advertisements of restaurants and a folded map of Berlin at rear. Booklet has folded mark in its middle and minor age-toning on wrappers. Articles and captions in German and Italian. Wrappers and interior in overall very good condition. 3 original b/w photographs are laid in. All three were taken in Berlin-Grunewald which is a locality of the Berlin borough of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf. The neighbourhood developed out of a so-called "mansion colony" at the western end of the Kurf¸rstendamm. Promoted by Otto von Bismarck the upper class of Berlin from 1880 on discovered Grunewald as an attractive site for living, which was incorporated into Greater Berlin in 1920. One of the photographs has a caption at rear stating "Onkel Toms H¸tte" and dated 12. 8. 34. It shows 3 women and a man walking together on Onkel Toms H¸tte strasse, in the Wohnsiedlung of Berlin-Grunewald (3.5" x 4.5"). The last two show 2 interesting scenes taken from the same window a few years apart. The first one shows Nazi soldiers going to the front and the second one shows a French soldier aboard an American made tank named "Alsace-Lorraine" passing by (5" x 7"). The last two photographs bear the stamp of the Foto Catja studio in Berlin-Zehlendorf and are numbered. It is interesting to note that all the buildings shown on the photographs are in a Bauhaus architecture. Minor tape marks at rear. Photographs in overall very good condition.

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        Original drawing for a New Yorker magazine cartoon, pen and wash, signed "Wm. Steig"

      New York: The New Yorker Ca. 1940s New York: The New Yorker, Ca. 1940s. Image 7 x 6 inches. . Matted and framed . A husband seated on his bed of nails imperiously summons his stubborn wife to join him on hers."William Steig is the doyen of New Yorker artists, having contributed to the magazine since 1930. He is the author of more than forty books, including many beloved children's books. His drawings and watercolors are in the permanent collections of numerous museums ... " (The New Yorker, Dec. 15, 1997). This is a vintage example of the work of one of the magazine's most beloved artists, whose popularity has never waned

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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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        CALIFORNIA AND THE WEST

      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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        Chansons de France. Dessin de Fernand Léger. (Poets’ Messages.)

      New York The Gotham Book Mart 1940. New York (The Gotham Book Mart), 1940.. (16)pp. Line-drawn cover design by Léger. Sm. 4to. Dec. self-wraps., stitched with red thread. Glassine d.j. Copy no. 3, numbered in red, from the limited edition of 700 in all, printed on Chippendale Offset. Unspecified édition de tête, in which the blooms of the flowers on the cover--superimposed on a sketchily drawn map of France--have been hand-colored by Léger in red and blue, and initialled in ink by the artist. Published in New York, where both Léger and Ivan Goll were in exile during the war years, these very classical Gallic poems express Goll’s anguished longing for his lost country. Partly uncut. A fine copy.

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        Angels on Toast

      Charles Scribner's Sons New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1940. First. First edition. Some stains on the front board, spine soiled and a bit worn at the crown, a slightly shabby, good copy, lacking the dustwrapper. A novel by one of America's best, but least recognized authors. This copy Inscribed by the author in pencil, writ large, and in what we've come to consider her slightly inebriated hand: "To Ruth from Dawn Powell." .

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        Original drawing for a New Yorker magazine cartoon

      New York: The New Yorker Ca. 1940s New York: The New Yorker, Ca. 1940s. Image 7 x 6 inches. Pen and ink on paper, signed "Steig" in pencil. Matted and framed . A tennis player, in playing garb and racket under his arm, pauses for a deep swig from his flask. "William Steig is the doyen of New Yorker artists, having contributed to the magazine since 1930. He is the author of more than forty books, including many beloved children's books. His drawings and watercolors are in the permanent collections of numerous museums ... " (The New Yorker, Dec. 15, 1997). This is a vintage example of the work of one of the magazine's most beloved artists, whose popularity has never waned

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        Roger Fry: A Biography

      The Hogarth Press London: The Hogarth Press. 1940. First. First edition. Very slight sunning at the spine ends else fine in near fine dustwrapper with some modest toning and a couple of very short tears. .

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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."-poets.org The poem which Frost has handwritten in this copy( and also appears as part of the collection on pg.333), "Immigrants", is a lyrical " iambic pentameter quatrain appearing In West-Running Brook(1928), although it first appeared as the fourth stanza of “The Return of the Pilgrims,“ a poem included in George P. Baker's The Pilgrim Spirit (I921). The poem asserts that no ship, whether by “sail or steam,” has gathered more people to America‘s shores than the Mayflower, the ship on which the Pilgrims sailed to America in I620. Frost uses it as a symbol of his optimism and hope for all immigrants who travel to the shores of his immigrant nation. The Mayflower symbolically accompanies all immigrant ships to American shores “in a dream”that was also the dream of its original passengers.The Mayflower joins the ships to create a “convoy”of protection and aid. The dream of the Mayflower's protection may exist in the minds of the immigrants at sea, or in the mind of the poet, who wishes them well. ln either case the journey to America is presented as a magical one that could lead to perhaps the most romantic of all immigrant dreams: the American Dream." Deirdre Fagan - Robert Frost Extremely rare and most desirable, Frost would occasionally inscribe one of his short poems to the endsheet of a book he was signing. Interestingly, he also did this on some of his Christmas cards. These handwritten poems differed from his usual book signings in that he would initial the manuscript poem "RF", whereas when simply inscribing the title page of a book,he would sign his full name. This copy has the distinction of displaying both forms of the Poet's personalization. Light wear to covers. Usual mild sunning to spine. Professionally executed attention to environs of interior front gutter. Toning, three small patches of red ink and a small previous owner' ink signature to Front Free Endsheet- with no interference to inscribed poem. Several spots of foxing and light abrasion to Title Page and Verso (Copyright Page).A Very Good, tight crisp copy of a most Rare and fascinating relic of American Literary History.

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        RKO Radio Pictures 1939-1940 Annual

      RKO-Radio Pictures, 1940. First Edition. First Edition, large quarto. The deluxe annual for RKO Studios' 1939-1940 season. White linen with embedded spiral binding. 56 pages. Features films such as "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," numerous literary adaptations with large images of the books themselves ("The Deerslayer," "Ivanhoe," "The Swiss Family Robinson," "Tom Brown's Schooldays"), full-page spreads for directors Garson Kanin, George Stevens, Leo McCarey, and Gregory La Cava; and actors Carole Lombard, Ginger Rogers, Cary Grant, Charles Laughton, Harold Lloyd (in the spotlight as a producer rather than an actor), George Sanders (in "The Saint" series), Anne Shirley, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, Richard Dix, Anne Neagle, Victor McClagen, and Jean Hersholt; and a special section advertising 18 Technicolor Disney features. Very Good plus, with a some turning to the outer corners, light scuffing to the cloth, but quite attractive overall.

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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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        The Hamlet

      Random House New York: Random House, 1940. First edition. Very slight rub mark on top gilt edge. A fine copy. Octavo. Volume 1 of the Snopes Trilogy three-quarter dark green cloth over pale green boards, top edge gilt, housed in gray custom box One of 250 copies, signed by the author Considered to be one of Faulkner's masterpieces. The Hamlet is one of the smallest limitations of Faulkner's signed editions. The later volumes in the Snopes Trilogy were issued in much larger limitations; however, because of the small run of The Hamlet there can only be 250 complete sets [Petersen, Clark. Each In Its Ordered Place: A Faulkner Collector's Notebook A.20.c].

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        THE HAMLET

      New York: Random House 1940. New York: Random House, 1940.. Gilt cloth and decorative paper over boards, t.e.g. Color pictorial title. The extreme top and lower edges of the boards are a bit darkened, else about fine. First edition, limited issue. One of two hundred and fifty numbered copies, specially bound, and signed by the author. The first volume of the Snopes Trilogy PETERSEN A20c. MASSEY 55.

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        SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS

      1940. 1. PUZZLE. SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS CUBE PUZZLE ART WITH PUZZLE. This is the original watercolor for the top of a cube puzzle box (and also used as one of the guide sheets for assembling the puzzle). No publication information, circa 1940. The art measures 6.75 x 5" on board 7.5x6" and is fine condition. Snow White and all 7 of the Dwarfs are pictures in vibrant colors. The actual puzzle lacks one of the cubes otherwise it is in excellent condition with the 3 other guide sheets laid- in the original box with th eartwork reproduced in reduced size on the cover. The puzzle also includes Hansel and Gretel and 2 other stories.

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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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        LOT Of 13 CHRISTMAS BOOKLETS [plus] 'Thank You for Expression of Sympathy' Printed Notecard [inscribed by (?) Newton]

      Privately Printed 'Oak Knoll':: Privately Printed,. 1921 - 1940.. 12mo. 1st edition(s). Cf Fleck, Catalogue 86, B.15 - B.32. INSCRIBED PRESENTATION copies [4] to R. W. Chapman, presumed to be Newton's fellow Johnsonian, Robert William Chapman. Divers paginations.. Blue paper wrappers. Cord tie. Housed in a custom blue quarter morocco clam-shell case.. Lot is ranges from VG [1921] - Nr Fine [1940]. Case is VG.. The 13 Christmas booklets are: 'Madame Thrale Piozzi' [1921, inscribed], 'Leech Drawing' [1923], 'John Mytton' [inscribed, 1924], 'My Library' [1926], 'Reprimand' [1927], 'Nelson' [1928], 'I Want!' [inscribed, 1932], 'Ascot' [inscribed, 1933], 'Trollope Society' [1934], 'Pope, Poetry & Portrait' [1936], 'Christmas Greetings' [1937], 'George Dyer' [1938, including printed note, on orange paper, regarding coming year (1939)] & 'A Letter From England' [1940]. . A few booklets are illustrated.

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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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        Walt Disney's Fantasia. With a foreword by Leopold Stokowski. [Introduction by Walt Disney.]

      New York: Simon and Schuster 1940 New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940. First edition. 4to. Colored and black and white lithographic illustrations, 16 of the color illustrations are tipped in. Lithographs by the Western Printing and Lithographing Company. 158 pp. Original tan cloth, lettered in blue. A near fine copy in good plus dust jacket. Provenance: Estate of Joan Kennedy Taylor . Inscribed on the flyleaf to the author's daughter, Joan Kennedy Taylor: "For my dear Joan, with all my love./ Deems"

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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.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books ]
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